Spencer Matulaitis


Beginning March 11, Relix Magazine’s online residence will exclusively host a brand new Clutch recording called “Box Car Shorty’s Confession” from the veteran rock band’s forthcoming ‘Basket of Eggs’ studio project. Featuring 10 newly finished electric and acoustic songs, ‘Basket of Eggs’ will only be available to those who purchase Clutch’s $15.98 fan friendly priced deluxe 25 song, double disc edition of ‘Blast Tyrant’, which drops at retail and digital outlets for public purchase…

Bloodiest are among the 12 bands premiering new music exclusively via today in celebration of the site’s official re-launch. Originally launched in 1999, became a hotbed of music discovery offering free and legal MP3s with each song being selected and written about by a young staff of music lovers. Epitonic ’11 aims to recapture the spirit of the original site by curating and filtering underground music but using new technology that was not available…

Pentagram, the band that has been churning out widely admired hard rock/doom metal for over four decades, has just released their first single “Call the Man” off the album ‘Last Rites’. The exclusive premiere being hosted by Decibel Magazine can be heard on the magazine’s site HERE. Check it out and be sure to head over to the band’s landing page HERE where pre-orders for ‘Last Rites’ are now live.

It’s been a very exciting week for I See Stars as their highly acclaimed new album, ‘The End of The World Party’, debuted at #158 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Top New Artists charts. Also, their much anticipated, eye-popping new video for the disc’s title track can now be viewed HERE. This epic clip was shot by renowned director Scott Hansen (A Day To Remember, Alesana).

In anticipation of the release of their upcoming new full-length, ‘Time Is Up’, Denver thrashers Havok today unveil part I of their in-studio video footage. Brought to you by Metal Injection, the video takes you behind the scenes of the recording process with commentary from the members. Check it out HERE.

Today, offers the public a first listen to black metal horde Pale Chalice’s upcoming debut EP, ‘Afflicting The Dichotomy Of Trepid Creation’. Set for release on March 8, 2011 via San Francisco-based The Flenser Records, the EP clocks in at over 28 minutes in length, its’ fierce blend of classic Scandinavian black metal putridity and harsh American ferocity displaying the young outfit as a contender for one of the heaviest bands in the Bay Area scene.

Trap Them are premiering a track a day from their Prosthetic Records’ debut, “Darker Handcraft,” this week on various sites. Today, the song, “Slumcult and Gather,” can be heard exclusively on Decibel’s website, HERE. Be sure to check the band’s and label’s Twitter pages every day to find the rest.

Car Bomb vocalist Michael Dafferner will premiere his independent film “[why_you_do_this]” next week at the Queens World Film Festival. This world premiere will be on Friday, March 4th at 7:00pm EST at The Renaissance Auditorium (81st Street & 37th Ave) in Jackson Heights, NY. An event flyer can be viewed HERE and more information on the Queens World Film Festival is available at