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GUEST BLOG: The Struggle Is Worth The Payoff

Being in a band and being on the road is a mix of both intense highs full of reward and long days and nights of hard work, boredom, and sacrifice. The highs are undeniable releases of expression and satisfaction along with a serious camaraderie with your bandmates as well as the audience that you start to crave when you go too long without it.  The sacrifice is one of comfort, familiarity, the company of your family, cleanliness, and if you’re like me, the personal belongings that I will lose despite…

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GUEST BLOG: Our Most Influential Albums

Any group of people coming together to make music are going to find some level of diversity within their band – whether it be a simple matter of taste, background, or even writing style. In the best case scenario, these differences can be used as a tool to elevate songwriting and hopefully, show a variety of influence in the finished product. Northernmost is definitely an interesting collaboration of people and even though we’ve found a common musical direction, we’ve also got a wide assortment of tastes and backgrounds that exist…

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PHOTOS: Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum Off

Check out the full online photo gallery of Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum Off on January 17th, 2015 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. Purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. All photos by Caitlin Shores.     Please follow and like us:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Escapethecult ‘All You Need To’

I have a problem with the term “progressive metal.” It is a genre that is often lost on me, because the bands that get thrown beneath the label are bizarre and obscure bands that don’t understand that certain sounds do not go together. For instance, a flute, death-core breakdowns, obscure shouting and rapid bursts of synth tones do not go well together. All my (bad) experiences with progressive metal have led me to severely dislike the genre with perhaps the exception of bands like A Perfect Circle and Uneven Structure….

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