Archive for the ‘Single Of The Week’ Category

ccgf_CDArtwork--3It has been quite some time since we last did a single of the week and I have brought it back with a bang. Who is Waylon Reavis? He is a name that all metal heads all across the world are very familiar with because in 2004 he picked up the ball in Mushroomhead and ran with it in a very successful manor. With Mushroomhead, he was apart of some landmark releases like Savior Sorrow or a personal favorite in The Righteous & The Butterfly which was subsequently his last album with the outfit. Now Waylon has a new band in A Killer’s Confession whose debut album Unbroken is available digitally right now with the physical release this upcoming Friday (May 12TH). The album is being described by some as being “equal parts beauty and tragedy and takes the listener on a journey to the edge of insanity and back.” Whatever the case may be the band’s first single A Killer’s Confession is a symphony of brutality that should leave metal heads everywhere desiring more and more of it. The track is definitely equal parts beauty and brutality as it balances the two elements very smoothly throughout the whole entire track.

a killer's confessionThe album was produced by Waylon Reavis while the track above was co-produced with Thom Hazaert with Richard Easterling (American Head Charge, Doll Skin, Emperors and Elephants) engineering and mixing the album as well. Reavis is joined on the album by fellow band members Jon Dale (drums), JP Cross (bass), Matt Trumpy (guitar), and Paul Elliott (guitar) and the band is signed to EMP Label Group which is a label that is owned by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. When asked about his feelings and thoughts on the band and record, Waylon commented saying, “I am so proud of this project, and being able to come back with an absolutely KILLER record, with KILLER musicians. Anyone who has been a fan of anything I have done previously, is absolutely going to be floored by AKC.” When it came to signing with EMP Reavis stated, “I am so thankful to Thom and David for believing in me and getting behind this project the way they have.  I have been watching everything they’ve done the last year, and I am so proud and excited to be part of the EMP family.” As I stated above, the album will be released this Friday and be sure to check the band out when they hit the road with Nonpoint at the end of the month. Check out the video below and check out the tour dates below that as well:


With Nonpoint

05-30-17 in Lancaster, PA at The Chameleon

05-31-17 in Easton, PA at One Centre Square

06-01-17 in Hampton Beach, NH at Wally’s

06-02-17 in Providence, RI at Fete Ballroom

06-03-17 in Portland, ME at Port City Music Hall

06-04-17 in Syracuse, NY at Lost Horizon

06-05-17 in Rochester, NY at Montage Music Hall

06-07-17 in Fort Wayne, IN at Rusty Spur

06-08-17 in Indianapolis, IN at Birdy’s Live

06-09-17 in Columbus, OH at Alrosa Villa

06-10-17 in Toledo, OH at Toledo Music Festival


As it has been every week, we give you two singles of the week with one on the rock side and the other on the metal side. For this week’s metal Single Of The Week, we have a brand new single from legendary Polish Death Metal band Vader. Vader is one of those bands that has been carrying the flag of Death Metal proudly for about 30 years or so. Now the band is getting ready to release their 11TH studio album Empire tomorrow which is also their fourth album via Nuclear Blast Records. While the band has already unveiled two tracks (Prayer to the God of WarParabellum), it is the third track off the album that we are covering here called Angels Of Steel. While the track is heavy as hell and it comes at you like a freight train on it’s way to hell, it is filled with thrash metal elements which is an ode to the band’s roots. Before they settled on Death Metal, the band did explore thrash metal in their beginning years and what they present here is just freakin awesome. Do yourself a favor, if you are a fan of metal, then check this out because it’s the dose we need. Frontman Piotr Wiwczarek talked about how the artwork and music are connected saying, “The whole design includes many details connected to the main theme influencing me before and during the process of recording: war and the ‘cold crisis’ around us today. There are also links to couple of famous movie series, which influence the generations and erupt with violence, hate and ‘imperial tendencies’… Is this just a fantasy or maybe a sign of the 21st century generation? You have to answer that in your own… and the future will show us how real that feeling is.” Check out the track below and and get the album which is out in stores tomorrow!

One of my favorite bands from the Nu-Metal era is definitely Papa Roach, a band that rightfully evolved with the times when it came to their third album Getting Away With Murder. The band has always been evolving their sound since then with every release. Now the band has a new album coming out which is untitled as of yet and is the follow up to 2015’s F.E.A.R. and they’ve unleashed a new single. The name of the track from the album is called Crooked Teeth and it’s an awesome adventure of sound as it explores all the different sounds of Papa Roach’s history in one track. It has the hip hop flow of the first record with the fury of the music from Lovehatetragedy and beyond. Jacoby Shaddix commands the mic on the track like a true vocalist as he gives you the best of both worlds. Pre-orders for the record are happening right now and you can check them out through Pledgemusic. Otherwise, check out the track below:

As always we give you two single of the week posts with one from the metal side and the other from the rock side and here is your rock post. One of the hardest working bands in rock music today has definitely been Adelitas Way who have been working very hard on their brand new album which is yet to have a title and a release date. Nevertheless, the band wanted to keep the fans glued into what they have been doing so they have unleashed the single Ready for War (Pray for Peace) for all to soak in. The track features some in your face, hard rocking riffs that’ll make you turn your stereo way past eleven. Vocalist Rick DeJesus talked about the track saying, “Ready for War (Pray for Peace)’ is the state of mind that our soldiers, our officers, and even as a father who must protect a household that their family is in. I want love and peace in this world, but we must be prepared to protect what is ours from the evil that doesn’t want a world of love and peace. That’s what we’re trying to convey with this song and video.” The track is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to hear what else the band has recorded. So stay tuned here for info as it comes and check out the track and the tour dates that the band has right now for the rest of 2016 below:

Adelitas Way 2016 Tour Dates

10/31 — Las Vegas, Nev. — The Sayers Club
11/22 — Huntington, N.Y. — The Paramount
11/26 — Lawrence, Mass. — Claddagh Music Hall
11/27 — Warrendale, Pa. — Jergel’s
12/1 — Indianapolis, Ind. — 8 Seconds Saloon
12/2 — Belvidere, Ill. — The Apollo Theatre
12/3 — Flint, Mich. — The Machine Shop
12/6 — Chicago, Ill. — House Of Blues
12/8 — Stafford, Texas — The Pub Fountains
12/9 — San Antonio, Texas — Alamo City Music Hall
12/10 — Tyler, Texas — Clicks

Lamb Of God is one of those bands that will never go anywhere because they represent what is great about the American Metal scene. They have been soldiering on through all of the different fads that have come since they arrived on the scene and they are still here kick ass with their latest album VII: Sturm Und Drang which the band released in 2015. Now the band is back with a brand new EP titled The Duke which comes out everywhere on November 18TH via Epic Records with a vinyl release the following week. The band titled the record The Duke after a friend of theirs named Wayne Ford who was named after the world famous “The Duke” John Wayne. Vocalist Randy Blythe talks about it saying, “A little while ago I became friends with a fan named Wayne Ford – he was terminal – leukemia. I talked with him often, even video chatted him into the studio. He was very calm about his impending death, and we discussed it very openly. I learned a lot from him. This song is for him.” Proceeds of the sales of the record are going to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and they will also be offering special items:

– Randy Blythe’s Ashes of the Wake gold record plaque
– Signed signature model guitars
– Signed copies of handwritten lyrics
– Signed copies of The Duke EP on CD
– Signed copies of The Duke EP on Vinyl
– Signed copies of Randy Blythe’s book
– Plus more
Check out the site and the band’s website for more information. Check out the track below:

Two months ago, we heard the single Limerant Death from everyone’s favorite Math rock outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. Now that the band has announced that they will disband after the cycle for the release of their upcoming album Dissociation, they have unleashed another single for all of us to hear, but this one is a little different. The track is called Symptom of Terminal Illness and you can immediately tell the difference between this and the previous single. The band definitely broadened their horizons for this track and I love it. I love Greg Puciato’s vocals on this track because it features his nasally toned vocals that drive the song forward and it fits the tone of the track. As the song moves forward, it gains momentum and intensity while also featuring beautiful riffs at the same time. Ben Weinman talked about the album as a whole saying, “Dissociation represents the splitting of a molecule into smaller molecules, atoms, or ions, breaking bonds to release energy. Over the past two decades, this band has given me and my bandmates, both collectively and individually, the opportunity to experience the world in a way most could never imagine. This album is a celebration of that experience and the energy it has produced.” Check out the track below and check out the pre-orders here:


Korn has been hard at work promoting their newest album The Serenity of Suffering already releasing the tracks Rotting In Vain and Insane for all of us to hear. Now the band is back with yet another single for all of us to hear and this time it has a very special guest on the track. The name of the song is A Different World and it’s a track on the album that features Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor who sneaks right into the track after the second chorus. Jonathan Davis talked about the track saying, “We were trying to figure out who we wanted to collaborate with, and I’m like, ‘You know, that’s the one, that’s the guy,’. And I texted him, I’m like, ‘Do you want to be on a new Korn track?’ He’s all, ‘Hell yeah! When and where, what do I do?’ So he did great on the song. I already did my parts, I’m like, ‘Do what you do, man.’ And I like the way he did it, the approach: he starts creeping in underneath the song, you can start slowly hearing his voice under mine, and it crescendos up into the middle part where he sings, and then it’s just full-on at the end, so the song came out great.” Corey Taylor was equally pumped for the effort and he bragged about the album a little saying, “This whole album, and I’m gonna brag now, because I’ve heard 11 songs of this, it is such a great throwback to the first three Korn albums and mixed with that maturity that they have now. Like, it’s, really, really heavy. People are gonna lose their minds. It’s that good.” Check it out below: