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Another band from North Carolina, this Christian metal band formed in 1999 and released their first record in 2005. Between 2006 and 2009 they had a string of 7 #1’s song on the Christian rock chart. Of course I did not know this but the lead singer’s name is TJ Harris (Timothy James), I am Timothy John Harris. So of course they are my new favorite band. He replaced the former lead singer, Caleb Oliver, after the group’s second record in 2008.
And the flow continues. This mathcore band from Morris Plains, NJ (maybe silly but I’m from NJ) formed in 1997 and according to Spotify “displays unparalleled musical bravery, precision musicianship, meticulously thought-out and complex structuring and rigorous physical endurance”.
Their just released 5th album “Dissociation” includes “Symptom” while “Pig Latin” is from a 2002 EP “Irony Is A Dead Scene”. Though the potentially more interesting song from that record is the 6 minute “When Good Dogs Do Bad Things”.
If metal has an uplifting side, it is supposedly power metal, sort of the antithesis of death metal. And clearly Sweden is a hotbed of all things metal. Maybe because it’s dark and cold for so much of the year.
The band’s typical lyrical themes revolve around historical battles and war. They have released 8 albums since 2005. These are all from their current record “The Last Stand”. They also just released a new song “In The Army Now” on October 14. A cover of the Status Quo song from 1986, a #2 UK hit. The actual original version was by the South African duo Bolland & Bolland. Their 1982 version spent 6 weeks at #1 in Norway. They were prolific artists, writers and producers between 1972 and 2000, including writing and producing Falco’s #1 “Rock Me Amadeus”. Did the last 3 bands coordinate their current releases, Hmmmm.
Branded as a “transmedia dark culture project” (how creative). The product of singer Emily Lazar and Top Cow Comics founder Mark Silvestri. September, played by Lazar, is a human-reaper hybrid. The single “Eye of the Storm” hit the rock top 40 earlier this year.
UK band, from their Facebook page: Skarlett Riot have taken the scene by storm with their powerful, riff-led songs; blending melody and grit with a muscular garage rockʼnʼroll backbone. Add to that an ear for infectious hooks, a singer blessed with a huge voice, and you have a band that not only has bags of attitude but the songs to back them up!
Metalcore band from Columbus, Ohio with its roots in hardcore and punk. There have been rumblings about the band being Christian but it was founding member’s Caleb Shomo’s former band Attack Attack! that was.