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Loud Rock Charts – First Week of August

Whether your August so far has been sleepy and warm, or a frenzied blur of summer school, it’s natural that you may be starting to tune most things out. But something something loud rock something something feel awesome! Something our DJs something something ROCKIN’ TRACKS. Check it out:

Top Ten:

  1. SONICK PLAGUE — Sonick Plague
  2. DOG PARTY — Vol. 4
  3. MUTOID MAN — Bleeder
  4. KÄRBHOLZ — Karma
  5. SWEETALK — Picturesque
  6. HIGH ON FIRE — Luminiferous
  7. THE EXPLOSION — Red Tape [Single]
  8. KORPIKLAANI — Noita
  9. HO99O9 — Horrors of 1999 [EP]
  10. ANTI-FLAG — American Spring

Adds:

  • ARCHER — Culling the Weak
  • HIBRIA — Hibria

Check out Street Wars, the first track off Sonick Plague’s latest album!

 

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Loud Rock Charts – Last Week of July

It’s the second week of the second summer session, and some exhausted students may be regretting signing up for classes that are hurtling along at a break-neck pace. But at least our DJs are playing choice tracks that would tickle anyone’s fancy–whether they be taking classes, enjoying summer break, or otherwise!

Top Ten:

  1. DOG PARTY  –  Vol 4.
  2. HIGH ON FIRE  –  Luminiferous
  3. ANTI-FLAG  –  American Spring
  4. EDGE OF PARADISE  –  Immortal Waltz
  5. PARADISE LOST  –  The Plague Within
  6. STRUNG OUT  –  Transmission.Alpha.Delta
  7. SONICK PLAGUE  –  Sonick Plague
  8. THE EXPLOSION  –  Red Tape – Single
  9. STRINGS OF ATLAS  –  In a Better World
  10. ARCHER  –  Culling the Weak

Adds:

  • HIGH ON FIRE  –  Luminiferous
  • EDGE OF PARADISE  –  Immortal Waltz

Dog Party is once again at the top of our ten, and for good reason! Take a listen to  Dead Guy, one of the tracks off their latest album.

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Loud Rock Charts – 4th Week of July

The only thing hotter than the weather during this past week of July has been the sizzling tracks our DJs have been spinning. Check out some of the selections off our new releases shelf that have been burning up the airwaves!

Top Ten:

  1. DOG PARTY  –  Vol 4.
  2. ANTI-FLAG  –  American Spring
  3. STRUNG OUT  –  Transmission.Alpha.Delta
  4. THE EXPLOSION  –  Red Tape – Single
  5. GRAVE BABIE  –  Holographic Violence
  6. PARADISE LOST  –  The Plague Within
  7. LAMB OF GOD  –  VII: Sturm Und Drang
  8. ARCHER  –  Culling the Weak
  9. SONICK PLAGUE  –  Sonick Plague
  10. THE SLEEPING KARMA  –  Moksha

Adds:

  • LAMB OF GOD  –  VII: Sturm Und Drang

Give your earholes a gander at this rockin’ track from the pair of Sacramento punk sisters, Dog Party!

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Review of The Birthday Massacre’s “Superstition”

November 11th marked the sixth studio LP release of The Birthday Massacre’s “Superstition” through Metropolis Records. The Canadian synthrock band did not fail to impress with what they claim to be their best album yet. Superstition is ten track of beautifully executed vocals accompanied with upbeat yet dark instrumentals. Listening to the album in its entirety gives a feel of taking a journey through a haunting storybook tale. The euphoric yet melancholy back beats in sync with the sometimes sweet, sometimes dark vocals bring a natural progression throughout Superstition. It should also be noted that the stunning album art falls in line with The Birthday Massacre’s previous album’s artwork almost creating a cohesive timeline of their talent. The Birthday Massacre continue to evolve their sound while maintaining the qualities most unique to them, which can distinctly be heard in Superstition.

Here is the official music video for “Beyond” from Superstition:

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Bay Area Black Metal Band Cormorant Streaming New Album “Earth Diver”

Cormorant, a little known but massively talented quartet from the Bay Area, have just released their newest album “Earth Diver”, and Metal Sucks has an exclusive full album stream of the incredible record!

In case you’ve never heard of Cormorant, here’s how they describe themselves via their Bandcamp page:

 

“Cormorant play a unique form of progressive black metal, rooted in folk music and 70s hard rock. They have released an EP “The Last Tree” and a full-length “Metazoa.” In late 2011, they unleashed their second full-length album “Dwellings,” which promised a darker, more nuanced sound. The band is a 100% self-funded labor of love.”

I personally saw them open for jazz-metal band Shining (who are awesome in their own right) last year in San Francisco, and I was simply blown away. These guys kick some serious ass.

If you feel the need to support this band (which you totally should), you can buy their album and merch on their Bandcamp page, or simply “like” their Facebook page.

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Loud Rock Charts February 25th

Greetings Santa Cruz! Here are the CMJ loud rock charts for this week.
ADDS
1    BLACK EXPLOSION    Elements Of Doom    Metalville
2    VANDEN PLAS    Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)    Frontiers
3    CHRYSALIS    Focus On The Center    Self-Released
4    COMEBACK KID    Die Knowing    Victory
5    SOCKS    The Socks    The End-Small Stone

CHARTS
1    CYNIC    Kindly Bent To Free Us    Season Of Mist
2    WITHIN TEMPTATION    Hydra    Nuclear Blast
3    BEHEMOTH    The Satanist    Metal Blade
4    ICED EARTH    Plagues Of Babylon    Century Media
5    FOR TODAY    Fight The Silence    Razor and Tie
6    SLOUGH FEG    Digital Resistance    Metal Blade
7    SKINDRED    Kill The Power    Cooking Vinyl-Red River
8    BODYFARM    The Coming Scourge    Cyclone Empire
9    LIONIZE    Jetpack Soundtrack    Weathermaker
10    ADRENALINE MOB    Men Of Honor    Century Media