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Lacuna Coil Storm the Big Apple with Two Sold-Out Shows

Last year on January 19th, Lacuna Coil gave fans a special 20 year anniversary concert in London. During their performance, they announced a DVD release of the 119 Show. After the success of the metal band’s performance and concert DVD, Lacuna Coil toured with this special show in Europe and came here to the states […]

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Awake at Last “The Change” Gives Fans a Spiritual and Positive Debut Album

Heavy Metal is normally an angry, raucous medium. It’s filled with leathered devils and demons, it’s rife with dark images and ideas. Even the fun-filled 80s were overshadowed by drugs, booze, and heartache. So it’s kind of nice that some of the “new metal” bands bring some lightness and positivity to the genre. That is […]

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Album Review – Gloryhammer – Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex

“Between the cosmic wake of a thousand solar nightmares, chaos will reign eternal!” Yeah, it’s silly. Let’s get this out right up front. If you are familiar with Gloryhammer, you expect this. You have been looking forward to this. But if, like me, you are new to this experience, it might be a bit jarring […]

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Suldusk’s Lunar Falls Is An Ethereal Dark Trip

Gruesome Music-Where Rock and Horror Meet. That’s the title and tagline of our new venture here at Gruesome Magazine. But what is horror? The word Gruesome denotes bloody, scary, and macabre, but not all horror is gruesome right? What are some of the other types of horror? Creepy, spooky, ethereal? That’s where the band Suldusk […]

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New Years Day Impesses With Their Latest Release – ‘Unbreakable’

New Year’s Day is a female fronted alternative rock/metal band from Anaheim, California. These guys have been around since 2005 and  gained traction of a fan-base via social media in 2006 with their self-titled EP. In 2007 they followed up with their album My Dear, which had more of a pop-punk sound. The metal sound […]

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Vintage, from Witherfall, an Acoustic Ode to Heartbreak

Witherfall is a dark melodic metal band from Los Angeles. With this new EP entitled “Vintage,” they draw inspiration from 1990’s MTV and craft a mostly acoustic album. Sadly, “Vintage” does not fall into the wheelhouse of my musical taste. However, with that being said Witherfall and their music definitely have an audience as the […]

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With Howdilly Twodilly, Okilly Dokilly Continue Perfecting “Nedal” Music

Okilly Dokilly, a metalcore band out of Phoenix Arizona, are the originators of “Nedal” music, a subgenre of metal themed around the Simpsons character Ned Flanders. Yes, you read that correctly. For those who don’t know, Ned Flanders is the Simpsons goody-two-shoes neighbor who is a God-fearing, religious, no-swearing, everything-is-great person. So, what’s the exact […]

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Bloody Noses and Hand Grenades, the Darkly Entertaining debut from Dead Girls Corp

Hollywood-based rock band Dead Girls Corp has released their debut 12 track album, Bloody Noses and Hand Grenades. A distinctive rock band with influences of new wave, post-punk, goth, and industrial with lyrics that are sometimes dark, but always entertaining. If this band isn’t on your radar, I suggest you change that immediately. The band […]

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Welcome To Gruesome Music – So, What The Hell Is This All About?

As some of you may already be aware – for the last six years or so I have also written and taken event pictures for a handful of music sites. Rock Revolt Magazine, The Rust Belt Chronicles and most recently NEO Music Scene – all of these experiences hold special places for me and I […]