BJ & Migs L&L BAND OF THE WEEK: Head Honcho

Formed in Seattle, early in 2013, by natives and transplants alike, Head Honcho was started simply to write and play music they love. The goal was to write some songs, record a demo, and play some shows, anything else was a cherry on top. Three EPs, multiple northwest, west coast, and one European...
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Inspiring Words From Killswitch Engage

Back in 2000, Killswitch Engage wrote a song called "Vide Infra." I felt the lyrics to this song are pretty fitting for this time and I find it very inspirational.
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Ensiferum's Petri Lindroos: His Favorite Finnish Metal Bands + Thoughts On Releasing An Album During A Pandemic, Early Inspirations and More...

The country of Finland has a rich history of heavy metal. From gothic hard rock sensations HIM to symphonic power metallers Nightwish, melodic death metal heavyweights Amorphis and Children of Bodom and hundreds more, there’s no shortage of heaviness there. For the past 25 years, Ensiferum has been...
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New And Gnarly : Five Metal Songs To Add To Your Playlist – The All Northwest Edition

Even though we night not be able to cram into local clubs to see our favorite metal bands right now, there are plenty of killer Northwest metal bands continuing to release music. And now is a great time to help support local musicians – if you have the means: buy an album or a shirt. If you don’t:...
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ACT FAST: You Can Watch Gojira Live at Red Rocks For Free (For A Limited Time)

French metal badasses Gojira have given us a quarantine present of epic proportions. Gojira has offered up their long-awaited 2017 concert from Colorado’s famed Red Rocks for free until Thursday May 21st (tomorrow afternoon) at 1pm. So if you’re reading this in time - sit back, crack open a...
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Jacob Bannon on Umbra Vitae, His Favorite Death Metal Bands and New Music From Converge

Jacob Bannon is a force in the world of underground music that acts almost like a brand name – if the words Jacob Bannon are attached to the project, it can be trusted. Bannon is most well known as the vocalist for highly influential Boston-based metal band Converge, but is also a highly regarded...
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Pain Field Streaming Live Show From Tony V's This Friday

While we might not be able to get sweaty in the mosh pit, Tony V’s is giving us the next best thing – a live stream of a killer Northwest metal band. So, we can crank up our speakers, crack open a beverage and enjoy some badass local rock music from the comfort – and safety – of our own homes. This...
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August Burns Red: Staying The Course With Metalcore

Like thousands of other musicians worldwide, Brent Rambler has had to delay some pretty big spring plans. Brent is the guitarist for August Burns Red who was gearing up for a huge co-headlining tour alongside another of metalcore’s biggest bands – Killswitch Engage. But of course, all those plans...
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Code Orange Vocalist Jami Morgan Talks Switching to Lead Vocals, The World of Streaming Concerts, “Underneath” and Being A Part Of The WWE Family

Just one day after Code Orange released their brand-new album “Underneath” on Roadrunner, they were set to play a sold-out record release show in their hometown of Pittsburgh. Those plans went out the window when the entire country went into collective postponement and cancellation mode mid- March...
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Sölicitör : Keeping Speed Metal Alive In Seattle

In an alternate universe, Seattle based heavy metal band Sölicitör would be out on their tour spreading the message of Northwest rock n roll throughout the country and gearing up to fly over to Europe for some big festival shows. Those were the plans at least, until we were thrust into a full-on...
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