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Archive for the ‘Listen’ Category

Hailing from Asheboro, NC the three piece known as KINDLER focus on the creation of lasting moments with their blend of rock, experimental, and progressive songs. The band’s sound is entirely of their own while paying homage to the symphonic ambition in YES, emotional release of ISIS, raw power of Mastodon, rhythmic complexity of TOOL, melodicism of Fair to Midland and Karnivool, and the intensity and tonal experimentation of Opeth.   Read More ...

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Animal Parts by Sine Cura   Blending alternative rock influences with modern pop-punk lyrics, Sine Cura are a refreshing new face to the scene. Based in McAllen, Texas, Sine Cura are taking a leap forward with their distinctive sound and thought-provoking melodies. Their independently released EP Animal Parts is undeniably unlike anything that has been previously released by a band as young as Sine Cura, and the potential that they   Read More ...

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Tribute by Tribute   FOR FANS OF: CAPSIZE, GIDEON, AND BALANCE & COMPOSURE   Tribute is a melodic/post-hardcore band from Poughkeepsie, New York. Gaining their influences from bands like Balance & Composure and Linkin Park, Tribute breathes a breath of fresh air into their local scene. The band found a place in their scene quickly; lineup changes, new releases, and even a short hiatus didn’t stop Tribute from becoming a   Read More ...

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Rating: 9/10   Silver Snakes‘ latest effort finds the band on a darker path than previous albums. The music is cathartic and innovative with heavy, stabbing riffs that crescendo into massive walls of guitars melded with atmospheric ethereal moments. It’s epic and worth your time.   “Saboteur”(Evil Ink Records) finds Estrada and bandmates, bassist Mike Trujillo, guitarist Jeremiah Bignell and drummer Garrett Harney delving further into a darker side of   Read More ...

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THE DEPARTURE by ATMOSPHERES Rating 8.5/10   For Fans Of: Katatonia, Junius, Tool, Tesseract   Two years following the release of their promising self-titled debut, Belgian progressive/post-metal group ATMOSPHERES return with a new album entitled “The Departure”.   The result of two years of meticulous compositional craft and dedication to transcend any stylistic limitations, “The Departure” marks the next evolutionary stage in Atmospheres’ sound, offering an exhilarating, engaging and dynamic   Read More ...

Hailing from York, United Kingdom, One Way Street provides fans and newcomers alike with a refreshing sound of anthemic 2000’s pop punk. OWS are embarking on an exciting journey filled with new music, impressive gigs, and dedicated fans. OWS’s energetic performances and intimate gigs provide fans with a unique live experience unmatched by anyone else in the scene. Opening for popular American synthpop band Metro Station in October, One Way   Read More ...

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  Scott here, AmpKicker.com editor, creator, and independent music advocate. I started this website in 2009 (under a previous domain) to practice some web building techniques and to let my friends (and bands) know who I was listening to. Then it turned into a obsession, to find that ‘one band’ that’s going to break into the scene. An eternal search for the band that hit all the right spots and   Read More ...

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Victory & Empire by Back Pocket Memory Rating: 8.5/10   Back Pocket Memory have returned with a new album “Victory and Empire” released Novenber 13th 2015. I had been a fan of the band since i came across their 2011 track ‘All We Have’ from some Pandora station and have following them since. I’m super excited that these guys are still kicking and rocking it out with high quality melodies   Read More ...

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On the heels of their recent album announcement, LA rock band Silver Snakes has debuted a new lyric video for their song “Raindance.” The band will release their third studio album, Saboteur, via Evil Ink Records (U.S.) and Pelagic Records (Europe) on February 5th. Fans can pre-order the record now from Evil Ink Records (U.S.) and Pelagic Records (Europe).   For Fans Of: Aeges, Queens of the Stone Age, Torche   Read More ...

Categories: Listen, Music Videos

Lights & Apparitions, a post hardcore and experimental metal-core band, is about to deliver a refreshing tone and sound to the genre of metal with their upcoming release of their debut EP Heaven Again.   Combining both electronics and low sounding, heavy core music, they are hoping to reach out to as many people as they can. Fans of Sleeping With Sirens, Hands Like Houses and Of Machines are going   Read More ...

The Flips are a dynamic, emotional rock band from Chicago, IL and they’re about to unleash their sophomore album ‘Better Days‘ on November 27th.  It’s no secret that AmpKicker are big fans of these guys (Read our 2013 Interview for the release of ‘A Harm Deep, But Shining’ and that same album snagged the #1 spot on my top albums of 2013)  Blending the tones of Manchester Orchestra, Brand New,   Read More ...

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