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Clutch share “We Strive For Excellence,” announce fall tour
Clutch share “We Strive For Excellence,” announce fall tour
Clutch have dropped their new single, "We Strive For Excellence." A new Clutch album is also in the works. In a press release, frontman Neil Fallon shared the meaning behind the track. Read more: Lamb Of God announce new album ‘Omens’ along with 2022 tour "'We Strive For Excellence' looks back fondly on childhood summers filled with grand plans gone awry, inexplicable bruises, untre
These 10 vocalists were punk-rock standard-bearers during the ‘00s
These 10 vocalists were punk-rock standard-bearers during the ‘00s
Welcome to Alternative Press’ 10 best punk vocalists of the ‘00s. When we counted down that decade’s finest punk guitarists, we noted that the beginning of the new century was a turning point. The ‘90s began with Nirvana breaking down the door for punk-influenced alternative acts to become the mainstream music of the decade, peaked with Green Day cementing punk’s graduation to a significant commer
Battles are America’s mediocrity-fighting electronic-rock duo
Battles are America’s mediocrity-fighting electronic-rock duo
For a decade-and-a-half, Battles have been cartwheeling down the boundaries separating seemingly exclusive genres. Beginning with a lineup consisting of guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Tyondai Braxton, guitarist/bassist Dave Konopka, guitarist/synth op Ian Williams (ex-Don Caballero) and drummer John Stanier (ex-Helmet), the quartet went far to bridge elements of post-rock, electronic and modern cl
Top 10 metal soundtracks that took movies to the next level
Top 10 metal soundtracks that took movies to the next level
Soundtracks are an important part of movies, but given they mostly want to appeal to a wide audience, metal is often left out of the film industry. When a heavy band does make it into a movie, it’s something fans celebrate for years to come, even if the majority of the movie’s audience doesn’t always catch on to those small moments. Check out som...
Helmet announce first album in six years, ‘Dead To The World’
Helmet announce first album in six years, ‘Dead To The World’
Photo: Jacob Blickenstaff Needing no introduction, Helmet have signed to earMUSIC and announced Dead To The World, their first studio album since 2010's Seeing Eye Dog. Produced by frontman Page Hamilton himself and mixed by award-winning producer Jay Baumgardner (Sevendust, Papa Roach, Godsmack), Dead To The World will be released on October 28, 2016. Helmet once graced the cover of ...
9 House Of Pain songs that aren’t “Jump Around”
9 House Of Pain songs that aren’t “Jump Around”
I listen to House Of Pain year ‘round. In fact, I'm the top House Of Pain scholar on Genius.com.  Saint Patrick’s Day is just a great excuse to make more people aware of how deep the catalog goes. As the group have been quoted as saying: “Jump Around” was the “Louie Louie” of the ‘90s. But don’t sleep on these other House Of Pain clas ...
Various Artists – Guilt By Association Vol. 3
Various Artists – Guilt By Association Vol. 3
Various Artists Guilt By Association Vol. 3 Fearless Records’ wildly successful Punk Goes Pop covers compilations tend to be joyous occasions on which rock bands indulge their inner chart-toppers. The previous two Guilt By Association compilations, in contrast, were mostly somber affairs; bands took a stripped-down, singer/songwriter approach to hair metal, cheesy ’80s songs and glossy pop tunes