Best of 2016

Best of 2016: Andy Gabbard of Buffalo Killers

Ohio musician Andy Gabbard, of Buffalo Killers, and who released a solo record, Fluff, via Alive Naturalsound Records last year recently provided us with a list of his favorite records of 2016. This is what he was digging on. M Ross Perkins – M Ross Perkins Me Time – Vol. 2 Tony Molina – Confront The Truth Teenage Fanclub – … Continue reading Best of 2016: Andy Gabbard of Buffalo Killers

Best of 2016: Nate Garrett of Spirit Adrift

Spirt Adrift was created by Nate Garrett out of necessity. Garrett cut his teeth in the south, in a humid melting pot of doom, sludge, psychedelic rock and hardcore punk. He played, recorded and toured with as many bands as possible, always following the sonic path carved by the masters. Bands like Black Sabbath, Neurosis and EYEHATEGOD were the guides … Continue reading Best of 2016: Nate Garrett of Spirit Adrift

Best of 2016: Alex Bank Rollins of Take Over And Destroy

Take Over And Destroy (frequently abbreviated to TOAD) are a black ‘n’ roll group from Tempe, Ariz. Founded in 2008, they self-identify as “an American rock ‘n’ roll band from the 1970s trapped inside a Scandinavian metal band from the 1990s.” Conjuring influences far and wide, including Entombed, Sabbath, Kyuss and Kvelertak, the band pays homage to their forebearers while creating a sound that … Continue reading Best of 2016: Alex Bank Rollins of Take Over And Destroy

Best Of 2016: Kevin McCaughey of Ion Dissonance

A monstrous comeback after five years’ silence, Cast the First Stone will be released November 18 on Good Fight Music. Ion Dissonance first mixed dizzying math and earthquaking heaviness back in the early/mid ’00s and, along with bands like Despised Icon and The Red Chord, set the stage for hundreds of like-minded bands to follow. Ion Dissonance’s impact on the current state of metal and hardcore is … Continue reading Best Of 2016: Kevin McCaughey of Ion Dissonance

Best of 2016: Dustin Rinehart of DAYMARE

Columbus, Ohio hard rockers Daymare will be releasing their full-length debut in 2017. This year the band released a six-track EP and toured regionally. Daymare will end 2016 supporting southern California punk band Face To Face on Nov. 12 at The Basement, and The Struts at the 105.7 the X-mas Party on Dec. 9 at Express Live in Columbus. The … Continue reading Best of 2016: Dustin Rinehart of DAYMARE

Best of 2016: Tobias V.H. of Soft Kill

Profound Lore Records releases the new album by Soft Kill on November 4. A departure from the sounds that have come to define Profound Lore – avant metal bands like Portal, Krallice, Leviathan, Pallbearer, and Subrosa – Soft Kill is one of the most outstanding new post-punk bands of today, dealing in a romantic and moody post-punk . Mixed by Uniform … Continue reading Best of 2016: Tobias V.H. of Soft Kill