A tour through 2014’s best local albums

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In an era where people are lambasted by offers to listen to albums or songs by “up-and-coming artists,” it takes a lot to stick out from the crowd. You have to cut through endless Facebook, YouTube and Twitter spam messages Continue reading

Local Release: Blackgate “Blackgate EP”


Blackgate Blackgate EP Grand Rapids, Mich. Overwhelming the senses with sheer volume, Blackgate can no longer be contained. Their six-song debut EP delivers hit after hit, like metal icons Iron Maiden or Dragonforce, churning through full-octane shredders while injecting just Continue reading

More local bands you should hear


Do ya dig local metal? Here is some required listening. For information on these, and other bands, check out MoshPitNation.com Blackgate: Power thrash-tastic-ness from Grand Rapids, Blackgate is anchored on bass by Zach Flora (Flood the Desert) and drums by Continue reading