Review: Winter Rock Showcase

Show review and photography by Dakota Horbaczek. For the 11th year in a row, 105.9 The X, a local radio station in Pittsburgh, partnered with Hard Rock Cafe to hold the Winter Rock Showcase with a mission to help stimulate the local scene. The Winter Rock Showcase is a battle of the bands with a... Continue Reading →

Resistance 13: The Ocular Truth Review

Formed back in 2011 and currently residing in Wheeling WV, Resistance 13 is a band that comes with a message. The message is that music doesn’t just save lives but invigorates life itself by changing a point of view and inspiring others. Not only does their music enlighten those who listen, but their infectious sound... Continue Reading →

Codex Obscura: HTSD Review

In the realm of death metal, there are many, many different genres. There are groups like Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, and other “symphonic” bands. There also exists a more traditional subset of death metal, occupied by the likes of bands like Alterbeast, Zenith Passage, and Origin. Holy Teachings of Self Defeat, by local Raleigh... Continue Reading →

Interview With Black Box Warning

DJ Thorne (CRIM Radio) Interviews Black Box Warning: Mike Massions (Guitar), Dave Ruyle (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals) , Jared Ruyle (Drums) and Kasey Schwemmer (Bass.) THORNE: Thanks for taking time to talk with us tonight I know it’s a little crazy... we appreciate it. When CRIM Radio asked me to get on a plane I was pretty... Continue Reading →

Aittala “American Nightmare” Review

Aittala is a band that actually has quite a long history. Mainman Eric Aittala began writing songs and performing under this moniker back in the ‘90s and went through several stints with different bands before finally deciding to make his namesake project his sole focus in 2009.  American Nightmare is the fourth full-length album to... Continue Reading →

Everthrone “The Dawning” Review

To those in the Carolina underground, Everthrone is a name that beckons a sense of reverence, perhaps one of the tightest outfits to ever emerge from South Carolina. Therefore, it is little surprise that their sophomore release, “The Dawning,” has already drawn great praise from fans and critics alike. Having seen the band grow from... Continue Reading →

Echoes Never Lie (Self Titled) EP Review

Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Echoes Never Lie released their passionate, high-intensity self-titled EP. Fans of Otep or Butcher Babies will likely love them; getting more than expected from start to finish. "In Remembrance" is the first track that will grace your ears on this EP. As you begin to listen you'll notice a softer tone to this... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Rockville Lineup Announced!

The initial band lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, April 29 and 30, 2017 at Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. Rock legends Soundgarden (Saturday headliner), Def Leppard (Sunday headliner), and A Perfect Circle lead the music lineup for Florida’s biggest rock experience, which features over 40... Continue Reading →

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