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By ideamagazine On 11 Sep, 2018 At 02:06 PM | Categorized As Revue | With 0 Comments

ThrillKiller: San Francisco Moto By: Matthew MacDermant KJAG Radio Thrillkiller is a band which proves that time, at least in the world of music, does not go in a straight line. Blending elements from synthwave, funk, power metal, glam metal, pop, and a range of rock styles; Thrillkiller is both the past and future of […]

By ideamagazine On 7 Sep, 2018 At 04:25 PM | Categorized As Revue, Rock/Metal | With 0 Comments

Otep: Kult 45 A Review By: Matthew MacDermant Otep’s eighth studio album, “Kult 45” is pure kickass political protest metal at it’s finest.  Otep Shamaya, Justin Kier, Drewski Barnes, and Aristotle set out to self-produce a piece that would get the band back to its roots, while also delivering a wake-up call and rallying cry […]

By Matthew MacDermant On 25 Aug, 2018 At 04:11 PM | Categorized As Revue, Rock/Metal | With 0 Comments
The Album Cover for Klammer - You Have Been Processed

Klammer – You Have Been Processed A Review By: Matthew MacDermant The Leeds based band Klammer was formed in 2014 by British producer and sound engineer Steve Whitfield (The Cure, The Mission), Paul “Poss” Strickland, Bruno Almeida, and Mike Addy. They have been described as the lovechild of XTC and Gang of Four, with elements […]

By Matthew MacDermant On 25 Aug, 2018 At 03:09 PM | Categorized As Revue, Rock/Metal | With 0 Comments
Album Cover for the Integrity and Krieg Split

Integrity & Krieg A Review By: Matthew MacDermant Integrity and Krieg, pioneers and trailblazers of metal, together for a split. This is incredible, if altogether apocalyptic news. Respectively leading the way in disturbing, haunting, raucous, and chaotic sounds in their own right, this collaboration is a stroke of evil genius. Integrity, formed in Cleveland back […]

By ideamagazine On 23 Aug, 2018 At 04:30 PM | Categorized As Revue | With 0 Comments

Every Hour Kills – Fragile Machine A Review By: Matthew MacDermant Futuristic progressive metal just hit the streets. Every Hour Kills released “Fragile Machine,” a ten-track piece, split 50/50, each song playing a lyric and instrumental version. This is a concept album set in a time after the technological singularity. Organic human life has ceased […]

By ideamagazine On 22 Aug, 2018 At 04:26 PM | Categorized As Revue | With 0 Comments
Lead Singer and Producer from Private Life

Private Life – Silent Partner By: Matthew MacDermant KJAG Radio Private Life is the magical intersection of Christopher Royal King (This Will Destroy You) and Sam Chown(Shmu). The California/Texas based collaboration project is a masterpiece mash-up of beats, noise, and instrument, crafted to engulf the listener in an otherworldly and visceral auditory experience. This is […]

By ideamagazine On 20 Aug, 2018 At 07:02 PM | Categorized As Revue | With 0 Comments

Voltage Overload: A Hard Rock Concert Review By: Matthew MacDermant August 24th 5:00 PM… Doors open at the Voltage Lounge on 7th and Willow in Philadelphia, a small venue pinched between the towering shadow of the once great Club Shampoo, home to the original Dracula’s Ball and The Electric Factory, the city’s go-to venue for […]

By ideamagazine On 19 Aug, 2018 At 04:05 PM | Categorized As Revue | With 0 Comments

  The Return of Rock ‘n’ Roll: How The Guess Who’s New Album is Bringing Analog to the Digital Age By: Matthew MacDermant The Guess Who has been making music for over half a century. Having produced such hits as “American Woman,” “No Time,” and “No Sugar,” the band is iconic as a classic rock […]

By ideamagazine On 25 Jul, 2018 At 09:45 PM | Categorized As Revue, Rock/Metal | With 0 Comments

Phoenix Rising – Ignite(EP) Review By Matthew MacDermant KJAG Radio When the email requesting that I review Phoenix Rising’s debut EP, Ignite, pinged my inbox, I was not familiar with the band. In the days following, I listened to the four tracks on repeat as I went about my daily routine. At so many points, […]

By ideamagazine On 28 May, 2017 At 03:02 PM | Categorized As Revue | With 0 Comments

Tonight I went to the rusty needle in Hutchinson Kansas and partook in a 3 band show, signature sound entertainment was presenting. The show was being headlined by Elysium The first band was rivalries aside, was fronted by colton gartleman formerly of victims of spotlight. The band played a mix of rock n roll and […]