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Finnish alternative metal act Hollow Thoughts release new single & music video for ‘Path’

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Hollow Thoughts is an alternative-metal band emerging from Kuopio, Finland. The band has already gained attention from heavy music medias with earlier singles released via Inverse Records: Half Deceased (2018) and Scarred Generations (2019) and now, the third single Path turns the course towards even more melodic and hook-filled direction.

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PHOTO REPORT: Metal Crane Festival 2019 -Day 2- January 19, 2019 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland

Callidice, Everwave, Medeia and MyGrain

Photography by Serena Solomon

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The Progressive Alternative Metal Outfit VITJA – Release “Black And Blue” Video

The progressive alternative metal outfit VITJA has just released another track and video, “Black And Blue”, taken from their upcoming album, “Mistaken”.

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Photo report: Fear of Domination, High School Dropouts and My Favourite Nemesis – May 11, 2018 -Helsinki, Finland

Photography by Serena Solomon





Enter the 13th Hour with Raven Black on Their Hex O’Clock Tour!

LA based Alternative Metal Band Raven Black has announced that they will be hitting the road for their Hex O’Clock Tour. Launching July 8th in Guadalajara, MX, the tour winds through the Midwest and up the East Coast before finishing up in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Hex O’Clock Tour Dates:
07/08 @ Voodoo Roadhouse Bar – Guadalajara, MX
07/14 @ Jack’s Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX
07/15 @ Dirty 30 – Dallas, TX
07/16 @ Thunder Alley – Oklahoma City, OK
07/17 @ The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
07/18 @ Phoenix Lounge – Sioux Falls, SD
07/19 @ Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
07/20 @ The Back Bar – Janesville, WI
07/21 @ Top Fuel Saloon – Chicago, IL
07/22 @ The Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
07/23 @ MUSIC LYNX (NEW) – Mentor, OH
07/25 @ The Autograph Rehearsal Studio – Murfreesboro, TN
07/26 @ Hi Ton – Memphis, TN
07/27 @ Purgatory in The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
07/28 @ The Haven – Orlando,FL
08/01 @ RiffHouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA
08/02 @ The Depot – Baltimore, MD
08/04 @ Blackthorn 51 – New York City, NY
08/05 @ Pineapple Jack’s – Rochester, NY
08/06 @ Fete Music Lounge – Providence, RI
08/08 @ Opinion Brewery – Minneappolis, MN
08/10 @ Moon Room – Denver, CO
08/11 @ Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
08/12 @ Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV

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Track List:
1. twinkle twinkle little scars
2. still healing
3. voices
4. blackening
5. damaged
6. seven sins
7. 13

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REVIEW: Death Blooms – Death Blooms EP

REVIEW: Death Blooms – Death Blooms EP                                                                                  by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy


Alternative UK metal quartet Death Blooms look to turn heads with their impressive self-titled debut EP.

First song ‘Hate:Die’ has a manic vibe, especially with sinister whispered sections repeatedly saying “Then hate, then die” throughout. Featuring sonic edgy hard hitting guitars, and a superb melodic clean vocal chorus mixed with fierce screams from frontman Paul Burrows, this is an electrifying dark introduction to Death Blooms.

Next up is the anthemic ‘Last Ones’ which is a mighty offering with massive guitars, fast drums and plenty of depth, it simply soars, especially through its extremely catchy chorus, which seems to be their forte and they waste no time asserting this.

Lead single ‘I’m Dead’ strikes even harder, turning the brutality up a notch and firing off at blistering speeds, again with an urgent frantic feel driving it and sublime singalong sections, making this the perfect song to be at the forefront of this release.

Final offering ‘Sick’ rampages on and is infectious, it will have you head banging in a heartbeat. The effective use of contrasting and dual vocals is executed wonderfully yet again, as seen in the EP’s entirety. They close this stunning debut EP in a very dynamic and high impact way, with the song over before you know it, firing rapidly and leaving you eager for more.

In just four songs they manage to leave you in awe, with their exhilarating well rounded first release, they may have already established themselves as one of the best new modern metal acts going, which is a serious accolade for a debut. Death Blooms most definitely have a bright and expansive future ahead.


Score: 5/5






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