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Watch a Full Set From Sirens & Sailors

Posted on May 29th, 2013 by MDuffy

Earlier this year, upstate New York hardcore merchants Sirens and Sailors played a raucous show at the Greene Street Club in Greensboro, N.C.

Luckily for those that couldn’t make it, Pointofview Recordings was there to film the entire concert, which they posted on their YouTube Channel.

Check out Sirens and Sailors in action below and visit the band’s official Facebook page for more information.



Bukowski Perform ‘My Name is Kozanowski’ on Une Dose 2 Metal

Posted on May 20th, 2013 by MDuffy

French rock band Bukowski recently appeared on the  L’Enorme TV show Une Dose 2 Metal to play a track from their album Amazing Grace.

Check out the guys performing “My Name is Kozanowski” below and visit Bukowski’s official website for more information.

Guthrie Govan, Steven Wilson Rock Club Nokia

Posted on May 13th, 2013 by MDuffy

An eerie moon with two eyes and mouth agape provided the pre-set backdrop for Steven Wilson’s show Friday night at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, just before whispers were projected in over the speakers to create a stir within the capacity crowd.

As Wilson took the stage with his on-point collective consisting of guitarist Guthrie Govan, woodwind player Theo Travis, keyboardist Adam Holzman, bassist Nick Beggs and local drummer Chad Wackerman, there was a palpable sense of excitement and almost uncertainty as to what was to come.

You see, Wilson isn’t really known for creating tight four-minute tracks that are radio-ready.  Instead, the Porcupine Tree frontman is known for his epic opuses, whether it is with his typical band or as a solo artist.

In fact, his latest album, the critically-acclaimed The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories), is comprised of six tracks that clock in with over 50 minutes of material.  Friday’s performance pulled from several of those compositions to the delight of the rapt audience.

Wilson, who carries the progressive rock banner for such acts like Yes, Genesis and King Crimson, perfectly commanded his band while regularly switching between acoustic and electric guitars, bass and keys. (more…)

Charvel Q&A: Affiance’s Brett Wondrak

Posted on May 8th, 2013 by MDuffy

Currently in the middle of their own headlining tour in Europe, Cleveland metalcore band Affiance is mere weeks away from the biggest tour of their career, as the group is set to hit the road with metal heavyweights Killswitch Engage and Miss May I this summer.

While there is certainly a lot of traveling on the docket, the chance to play tracks off their latest album The Campaign – and to be able to do it with their upcoming tourmates – marks an exciting time. recently caught up with Affiance guitarist Brett Wondrak to talk about what lies ahead for the band. (more…)

Death By Stereo Covers Slayer

Posted on May 4th, 2013 by MDuffy

In light of the tragic death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman last week, Death By Stereo posted a video of their cover of the Slayer hit “Raining Blood” from a recent show in San Diego.

The clip, which was filmed during an appearance at the House of Blues in March, shows Death By Stereo at their hardcore best.

Watch the band in action after the jump and visit their official Facebook page for more information. (more…)

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