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Artist of the Week: Mechina

20 Dec

From the band’s facebook page –

For the last 5 years, one band has defied the norm of metal and continued the progression of musical originality logo1_1288578578throughout the Midwest. Music that bombards every sense, creates every form of emotion, and reinforces the new age of modern metal. With the mixture of precision inspired rhythms, orchestral melodies, creative and unorthodox lyrical content, and a plethora of intriguing and intense atmospheres, Mechina has created a unique presence in the future of metal.



Artist of the Week: Water On Mercury

12 Dec


From Water On Mercury’s official site:

Water On Mercury is the instrumental music project of guitarist Tim Gavin. Tim is a family man with a day job as a CPA, but he has an undying passion for heavy music. This project is the culmination of years of writing and producing music at home.

Tim was a key member of the now defunct Dominion from Chicago, which also featured former Otep drummer, Brian Wolff, and current Gemini Syndrome vocalist, Aaron Nordstrom. Dominion was a force to be reckoned with on the Chicago metal scene. Tim brings the same intensity and musical intelligence to his new project. Having been compared to Scale the Summit, TesseracT, Opeth, and Cloudkicker, the similarities do not end there. His influences are many and balanced to form a truly unique sound.


Water On Mercury’s new album will be released soon.

New Black Sabbath Vinyl Box Set Coming on 12/12/12

6 Dec

The Vinyl Collection: Limited Edition Black Sabbath Box Set
Release Date: December 12, 2012
Distributed by: Universal Records


Good news for metalheads abounds this holiday season, as Universal Records announced they are set to release a Black Sabbath vinyl box set that will include all nine records by the bands original 1970-1978 lineup. Led by Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, this era of Sabbath produced some of the most iconic metal songs ever recorded.

The reproductions in this soon-to-be-released box set were remastered from the band’s own personal archives, and were pressed on 180-gram vinyl. As box sets go, this one contains lots of extras including a 7″ vinyl of debut single ‘Evil Woman’ and non-album B-side ‘Wicked World’. Here’s the rundown of what approximately a mere $300 bucks gets you:

1. Black Sabbath (1970)

2. Paranoid (1970)

3. Master of Reality (1970, includes poster)

4. Volume 4 (1972, with photo insert book)

5. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973)

6. Sabotage (1975)

7. Technical Ecstasy (1976)

8. Never Say Die (1978)

9. Live At Last (recorded in 1973, released in 1980. This is the only live Ozzy/Black Sabbath  record)

Box set extras:

· 7” Single: featuring the band’s debut single Evil Woman and non-album B-side Wicked World

· 12” x 12” Hard-backed Book: containing original tour programs from 1970, 1975, 1976 and 1978

·  “Back to Black Sabbath” download voucher: for easy download of the full set

DJ Cherrybomb