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Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh – Operation Take Over EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: September 4, 2020

Genre: Metalcore, Post-Hardcore, Pop Punk

Label: Independent

Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh also known as GFM for short have independently released their second EP, Operation Take Over. The band is made up of the trio of sisters, CJ Sanders English on guitars and vocals, Magdalene “Maggie” Rose English on bass and vocals, and Evie “LuLu” Louise English on the drums and backing vocals. The sisters notably balance their influence into their sound from bands like Paramore all the way to Slipknot. Operation Take Over was produced by three different producers, the first being Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!, Asking Alexandria), the other two being Eric Varnell and Billy Decker (Uncle Kracker, Sam Hunt).

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Kill The Lights – The Sinner

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: August 21, 2020

Genre: Metalcore, Rock

Label: Fearless Records

Kill The Lights are one of the newest supergroups within the metal/rock scene and are now ready to leave their mark on the industry with their tremendous debut album, The Sinner. Kill The Lights is a stacked powerhouse made up of ex-Throw The Fight vocalist James Clark, ex-Bullet For My Valentine drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas, Threat Signal guitarist Travis Montgomery, and Still Remains guitarist Jordan Whelan. Kill The Lights first came about in 2017 after Moose sent Whelan a text message and the rest is history. To maintain the music’s integrity and their creative independence, The Sinner was entirely funded by the four of them, written in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and finally recorded in secret in the United Kingdom during three sessions with music producer Colin Richardson. Richardson is best known for his work with Fear Factory, Machine Head, Bullet For My Valentine, Slipknot, and Cannibal Corpse to name a few.

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Ice Nine Kills – Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel

By Mikey Jablonski

Release Date: June 26, 2020

Genre: Acoustic

Label: Fearless Records

Metalcore/post-hardcore band, Ice Nine Kills, based out of Boston, Massachusetts are set to release their upcoming live acoustic EP, Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel. The record is based around a live acoustic set from a small crowded show in Colorado at The Stanley Hotel, where Stephen King loosely based the story in his famous novel, The Shining. The EP features five tracks from their previous album, The Silver Scream.

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Lamb of God – Self-Titled

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: June 19, 2020

Genre: Groove Metal

Label: Epic Records

The Richmond, Virginia based groove/heavy metal legends, Lamb of God, have returned with their first body of original work in five years. Originally scheduled for a May 8th release, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed certain aspects of the aforementioned album resulting in the band and their label to delay the album by six weeks to make sure they could fulfill everything for the fans. The brand new self-titled release marks the band’s eighth album, and the first since the departure of their long time drummer Chris Adler. The album features newcomer Art Cruz, also of Winds of Plague and ex-Prong on the drums. Lamb of God recorded the album at Dave Grohl’s recording studio, Studio 606, in Northridge, California. The group also partnered once again with their longtime producer Josh Wilbur, also best known for his work with Korn, Megadeth, Gojira, and Trivium, to produce the ten track album.

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GroundCulture – How Well Do You Know Yourself?

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: May 1, 2020

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Metalcore

Label: Hopeless Records

One of the newest bands on the scene set to rise through the ranks is the metalcore/post-hardcore band, GroundCulture who hail from Newcastle, England. The quintet have delivered their much anticipated ten track debut record, How Well Do You Know Yourself? The band’s music is meant for the black sheep, the underdogs, the outcasts. This album was created with the purpose of making the outsiders feel seen, heard, and as though they belong. Every single track on How Well Do You Really Know Yourself? was designed by the members of GroundCulture to approach a different angle of an individual’s self-discovery.

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