deadendkings

Loud Rock Charts: 8/27

Some exciting news for our friends over at Criminal Records: the fine ladies in “basement rock” band The Kut have been chosen to play in Olympic Park on August 30th as part of the Paralympics festivities. It’s always awesome to see an all female band such as The Kut get some great opportunities to show that men aren’t the only source of talent in the rock/metal genre. If you want more information, head over to their facebook page and show them some love!

 

ADDS
1 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville
2 OBEY THE BRAVE Young Blood Epitaph
3 OVER YOUR THRESHOLD Facticity
4 CHARIOT One Wing eOne
5 ENCRUST From Birth To Soil Density

CHARTS
1 FACELESS Autotheism Sumerian
2 TESTAMENT Dark Roots Of Earth Nuclear Blast
3 HELLYEAH Band Of Brothers Eleven Seven
4 FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS Wasted Youth Artery
5 GYPSYHAWK Revelry And Resilience Metal Blade
6 LOUDNESS Eve To Dawn FrostByte
7 CONTORTIONIST Intrinsic eOne
8 ATTIKA 7 Blood Of My Enemies Rocket Science
9 HONG KONG BLOOD OPERA Not For The Faint Of Heart Full Effect
10 KING OF ASGARD …To North Metal Blade

 

underflamingwinterskies

Loud Rock Charts: 8/21

Our thoughts here at KZSC go out to both Baroness and Periphery. We hope for a quick recovery for Baroness, and that everything is okay for Periphery and their family. You will be sorely missed on the rest of the Summer Slaughter tour, but that means I’ll just mosh even harder for you guys!

ADDS
1 STRATOVARIUS Under Flaming Winter Skies Eagle Rock
2 GYPSYHAWK Revelry And Resilience
3 DOWNSPIRIT Bulletproof Metalville
4 VORE Gravehammer AFM
5 AUTUMN’S END The Siren’s Lament The Orchard-CM Distro

CHARTS
1 FACELESS Autotheism Sumerian

2 TESTAMENT Dark Roots Of Earth Nuclear Blast
3 HELLYEAH Band Of Brothers Eleven Seven
4 PERIPHERY  Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal Sumerian
5 CONTORTIONIST Intrinsic eOne
6 KING OF ASGARD …To North Metal Blade
7 FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS Wasted Youth Artery
8 SAINT DIABLO Saint Diablo Eclipse
9 BARONESS Yellow And Green Relapse
10 DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT  “Lucky Animals” [Single] InsideOut

 

autotheism

Loud Rock Charts: 8/14

Is it just me, or is it getting HOT AS BALLS? (Cue Nelly) Summer is getting fairly close to ending, so it should not be getting this damn hot. Speaking of hotness, my interview with The Contortionist’s lead singer is up for all those interested. Okay, that’s the last time I shamelessly plug it. I swear. Until my next interview.

ADDS
1 FACELESS Autotheism Sumerian
2 KORPIKLAANI Manala Nuclear Blast
3 LOUDNESS Eve To Dawn FrostByte
4 DARKNESS BY OATH Near Death Experience Metal Blade
5 BLACK LIGHT BURNS The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall Rocket Science

 

CHARTS

1 PERIPHERY  Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal Sumerian
2 CONTORTIONIST Intrinsic eOne
3 TESTAMENT Dark Roots Of Earth Nuclear Blast
4 GOJIRA L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner
5 HELLYEAH Band Of Brothers Eleven Seven
6 KING OF ASGARD …To North Metal Blade
7 DELAIN  We Are The Others Sensory
8 SERJ TANKIAN Harakiri Reprise
9 BONDED BY BLOOD Aftermath Earache
10 FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS Wasted Youth Artery

 

jeff the bros

New Rock In August

August means getting ready to start another year of academics at our fine University. It’s been a wild summer at The Great 88 with stacks of knockout new releases hitting the airwaves. Right now, Nashville’s favorite bros Jeff the Brotherhood are on top. This garage rock duo’s latest release paired them with producer Dan Auerbach to put out their raddest album yet. Here’s our Top 30 indie rock list at KZSC in early August (artist, title, label):

1 JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD Hypnotic Nights Warner Brothers-Infinity Cat
2 DIRTY PROJECTORS Swing Lo Magellan Domino
3 INTELLIGENCE Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me In The Red
4 PEAKING LIGHTS Lucifer Mexican Summer
5 PASSION PIT Gossamer Columbia
6 DIIV Oshin Captured Tracks
7 METRIC Synthetica Mom And Pop-MMI
8 HOT PANDA Go Outside Mint
9 MISSION OF BURMA Unsound Fire
10 LIARS WIXIW Mute
11 FLAMING LIPS The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends Warner Brothers
12 JAILL Traps SUB POP
13 A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS Worship Dead Oceans
14 SHONEN KNIFE Pop Tune Good Charamel
15 EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS Here Vagrant
16 AUDIAFAUNA Grow Down Self-Released
17 ECHO LAKE Wild Peace Slumberland
18 FANG ISLAND Major Sargent House
19 JEN SCHANDE 19: Songs For And Inspired By Valencia Chapter 19 Self-Released
20 HERE WE GO MAGIC A Different Ship Secretly Canadian
21 WOODPECKER Thanks Anyway Self-Released
22 DEEP TIME Deep Time Hardly Art
23 TWERPS Twerps Chapter-Underwater Peoples
24 MAGIC TRICK Ruler Of The Night Hardly Art
25 ERIC COPELAND Limbo Underwater Peoples
26 DENT MAY Do Things Paw Tracks
27 WALKMEN Heaven Fat Possum
28 INFANTREE Hero’s Dose Vapor
29 LOST SOUNDS Lost Lost Goner
30 JEANS WILDER Totally Everloving

secondworld

Loud Rock Charts: 8/6

Can you believe its August already? I can’t. I still feel like it’s June. Pretty soon, us UCSC students have to go back to the grind that is school. I am not looking forward to upper division math homework. It’s gonna be bröötal.

On a happier note, did anyone catch Usain Bolt’s insane run? Didn’t quite beat the world record this time, but he did get the olympic record (again). Oh and the gold. That man is crazy.

ADDS

1 FORESHADOWING Second World Metal Blade
2 ROB ZOMBIE Mondo Sex Head UME-Geffen
3 DUST BOLT Violent Demolition Napalm
4 DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT  “Lucky Animals” [Single] InsideOut

5 FORSAKEN Beyond Redemption Massacre

CHARTS

1 PERIPHERY  Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal Sumerian
2 CONTORTIONIST Intrinsic eOne
3 GOJIRA L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner
4 HELLYEAH Band Of Brothers Eleven Seven
5 BARONESS Yellow And Green Relapse
6 BONDED BY BLOOD Aftermath Earache
7 KING OF ASGARD …To North Metal Blade
8 HONG KONG BLOOD OPERA Not For The Faint Of Heart Full Effect
9 WHITECHAPEL Whitechapel Metal Blade
10 SERJ TANKIAN Harakiri Reprise

 

darkrootsofearth

Loud Rock Charts: 7/31

Apologies to the one or two people looking forward to the charts every week. I was out of town, and just got back. I arrive, however, with an interview with The Contortionist’s lead singer Jonathan Carpenter. Look forward to it in the coming weeks on the KZSC blogsite!

ADDS
1 TESTAMENT Dark Roots Of Earth Nuclear Blast
2 GENTLEMAN’S PISTOLS Gentleman’s Pistols Metal Blade
3 CANDLELIGHT RED Demons [EP] Imagen
4 ATTIKA 7 Blood Of My Enemies Rocket Science
5 FIREBIRD Hot Wings Metal Blade

 

 

CHARTS
1 PERIPHERY  Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal Sumerian
2 CONTORTIONIST Intrinsic eOne
3 GOJIRA L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner
4 BONDED BY BLOOD Aftermath Earache
5 BARONESS Yellow And Green Relapse
6 WHITECHAPEL Whitechapel Metal Blade
7 FOR TODAY Immortal Artery
8 SAINT DIABLO Saint Diablo Eclipse
9 HELLYEAH Band Of Brothers Eleven Seven
10 KING OF ASGARD …To North Metal Blade