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5 Songs You Must Hear Before August 2014 Ends

Sometimes the world of rock can get noisy and chaotic as hundreds of hopeful up-and-comers and experienced legends release new material each month. Don’t fret about filtering through it all though. Here’s a list of five song releases in August that you should listen to before the month comes to a close.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Our Last Enemy ‘Pariah’ Metal News Reviews 

ALBUM REVIEW: Our Last Enemy ‘Pariah’

When I first clicked play on Australian industrial metal band Our Last Enemy I wasn’t impressed. It seemed as if I had already heard the song “Devour the Sun” before and not from the groups upcoming album Pariah. It just seemed like all other music of the genre: melodic rhythm guitar over a shredding lead riff with a few breakdowns with some vocals croaked over top. Kind of like Korn and Static-X had a child from New South Wales. But as “Devour the Sun” turned into “Wolves of Perigord,” Our…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Norma Jean ‘Wrongdoers’ Album Reviews News 

ALBUM REVIEW: Norma Jean ‘Wrongdoers’

Norma Jean have been on the scene for a good amount of time, standing as one of the longest running bands of the post-hardcore genre. They have been one of the most influential bands of the genre as well. They have stood the test of time in a scene where some bands leave just as quickly as they came. With their new album, Wrongdoers, Norma Jean have again proven why they deserve that credit.

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AFI Confirm Upcoming Album Title ‘Burials’ News 

AFI Confirm Upcoming Album Title ‘Burials’

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, AFI frontman Davey Havok announced the title of the band’s upcoming studio album – Burials. In the interview, Havok implies that Burials will inevitably be the music that AFI fans have come to love: “It is certainly – embarrassingly so – a very dark album, especially in its candidness, which is something, to be honest, that’s disappointing to me,” he says. “It’s something I just keep coming back to – I can’t escape it. It’s always a joy to me to reach away from that. But the themes and sentiments on this…

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Track By Track EndAnd “Mechanics & Energetics Of Stilt-Running” Features News 

Track By Track EndAnd “Mechanics & Energetics Of Stilt-Running”

Check out EndAnd’s track by track for their new album, Mechanics & Energetics of Stilt-Running after the jump and purchase a CD here! All questions answered by Daniel Fern.

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Interview: Alabaster Interviews News 

Interview: Alabaster

Infectious Magazine chats with Alabaster about their upcoming album, SXSW, and what albums changed their life. Check it out after the jump, and buy concert tickets here.

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Crown The Empire’s Brent Taddie Launches Video Tutorials News 

Crown The Empire’s Brent Taddie Launches Video Tutorials

Crown The Empire drummer Brent Taddie has devoted a segment of his YouTube channel to teaching aspiring drummer riffs and techniques. He has posted his first video, a tutorial on some Crown The Empire intros. Check out the video after the jump.

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Avenged Sevenfold to Start Recording in January News 

Avenged Sevenfold to Start Recording in January

Avenged Sevenfold will be hitting the studio next month to record the follow-up to 2010’s Nightmare.  “This album’s a little more groove orientated,”singer M. Shadows told NME. “There’s a little bit more groove to it, a little bit more focused on bigger riffs. So that’s where it’s headed – every song has gotta have a huge riff and every song has to have a groove to it.”  

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