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Released on January 17, 2012 via Velocity/Rise Records, The Ascent is the debut full-length by San Diego, CA based band Secrets. I will admit that I hadn’t heard anything about these guys prior to listening to this album. That said, I am quite impressed! Every song is solid, catchy and heavy. You can’t help but want to sing-along, bob your head, and punch someone in the face all at the same time!

Columbus, OH’s Like Moths To Flames are premiering their brand new music video for “You Won’t Be Missed” on YouTube (see below). The track appears on the band’s Rise Records full length debut ‘When We Don’t Exist’, which landed at #6 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart in its first week of release.

This is Hell come out the box swinging on their fourth full-length release, Black Mass. The first thing I noticed when I began listening to this disc was the slight change of direction in the band’s musical style. While they still have a solid hardcore base, Black Mass seems to incorporate more metal elements into the mix. This is especially evident on the tracks, “Black Mass” and “The Wars: Part Two” which in my opinion are more all-out thrashers than hardcore punk tunes. No matter how you categorize these guys though, this is a really good effort and one fans are sure to dig.

Episode Summary: In this episode, the Alloy Boys discuss how awesome robot voices are and talk about a new social network both of them have discovered called GetGlue. Matt also talks a bit about the live experience that was The Contortionist, Textures, The Human Abstract and Periphery show. The boys also got an interview with Levi Benton of Miss May I and they are going to roll it out for you!