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Amplified Premiere: Future Figment spiral out, keep going in new video

Posted by on June 2, 2017

In this Very Special Episode of Amplified, we take an exclusive first look at the brand new video for “Dementia” from Icelandic proggers Future Figment. As I’ve no doubt mentioned here before, I’m one of *those* Tool fans, so I’m constantly looking for bands to scratch a similar itch for me. Future Figment is probably […]

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Amplified: Years End nail the classic metalcore sound

Posted by on December 16, 2016

Amplified is a column focusing on small and emerging artists. If your band fits the bill, drop us a line at [email protected] West Virginia’s Years End are doing it right. Their sound is a 2006 time capsule for sure, but it’s a style that’s tried and true, and there’s a reason it’s still so popular. […]

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Amplified New Music Premiere: Bottomfed/West Berlin Split EP

Posted by on December 6, 2016

Amplified is a column focusing on small and emerging artists. If your band fits the bill, drop us a line at [email protected] I’ve been a fan of Bottomfed for a while now – they’re from my relative hometown area in Massachusetts and their last EP, 2015’s Impatient Pile of Bones absolutely rips. A bit mathy, a […]

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Amplified: Sawyer Family and some swampy songs

Posted by on October 21, 2016

Amplified is a column focusing on small and emerging artists. If your band fits the bill, drop us a line at [email protected] We’re a few months removed from the chaos of Gwar-BQ, but one of the bands that had stood out to me was one of the festival’s many fun outliers – Sawyer Family, who […]

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Amplified: Nepal’s Chepang grind their way into our hearts

Posted by on September 16, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] GRIND OR DIE. I love grindcore, for the sheer belligerence and incomprehensibility above almost anything else about it. Grind makes me, even as a total pinko teddy bear pacifist, want to immediately start slamming beers and […]

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Amplified: Ruin “Reopen” a can of groovy thrash

Posted by on September 9, 2016

  Amplified is a weekly column focusing on unsigned and local artists. If you think your band fits the bill, email us at [email protected] Mmm, groove. There was definitely a time that every band I listened to had to sound like Ruin, and I’m disappointed my teenage self didn’t know about them. Ruin’s style is mostly […]

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Amplified: Deathwish go over “The Precipice” on new song

Posted by on September 2, 2016

  Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected]talinsider.net. Hailing from my home state of Rhode Island, Deathwish make it immediately clear up front that their lineup is pretty ridiculously stacked in terms of technical ability on their newest track, “The Precipice.” This is […]

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Amplified: Gus MacArthur talks about first instruments, early inspirations

Posted by on July 29, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] California oddballs Gus McArthur recently released their debut EP, Chapter I: Hysterics From The Book of Gus, a truly fascinating cocktail of weirdness that effortlessly blends D&D-worthy folk, Bay Area thrash, neoclassical shred and some thoroughly […]

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Amplified Scene Report: Olathia talk haunted venues, beer, Cleveland community

Posted by on June 17, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] A band that’s been on our radar for a little while now is Cleveland shredders Olathia. They’re a modern take on super-melodic thrash, dynamic but with loads of room for shreddy guitar work and vocalist Chris […]

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Amplified: One Hundred Thousand talk being in the studio with Sevendust, new record

Posted by on June 3, 2016

  Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] New Jersey’s One Hundred Thousand just released their new record, The Forms In Which They Appear, which is an absolute powerhouse of hooky, un-pretentious prog rock. The band recorded in Architekt studios, owned by their drummer […]

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