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The Resurrection Sorrow

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:36 PM (PST)

One of the very best bands carrying the torch for a viable hard rock and metal scene in New York City these days is The Resurrection Sorrow. Along with bands like DeMilitia and God’s Green Earth, they are helping make the Big Apple slightly less hipster friendly. Live, this onslaught of some of the loudest riffing you’re likely to ever encounter onstage is combined with roaring melodies and horror poetry of front man (and comic book scribe) Alex Dementia. This band is still at “best kept secret” status but have been kicking down doors with serious touring, good time attitudes and the monolithic and dark riff majesty of their recent HOUR OF THE WOLF release (which came complete with spooky Seldon Hunt cover art). Highly recommended for fans of everything from Down and Danzig to Ufomammut and Motorhead. Alex even occasionally has been known to stomp through venue floors!

Band Spotlight: Subrosa

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 8:37 PM (PST)

Subrosa is a doom drenched mysterious band of metal loving girls and guys from Salt Lake City, Utah with influences as diverse as PJ Harvey, The Melvins and Katatonia. Featuring haunting, bluesy female vocals with a poetic twist and a massive sound that incorporates violin over pulverizing dirge riffs, the band gained considerable attention after releasing STREGA on I Hate Records in 2008. Like a long cry in the dark, the band resonates with the rich undercurrents of nature and doesn’t flinch from any side of life’s tapestry in their compelling, dark songs. “Extreme straightforwardness is the name of the game in getting to the primitive center inside all of us that has the most power to overpower.”  Sample a few of their tracks on the band’s MySpace page.

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