Home News Local H announce Here Comes the Zoo 20th Anniversary Tour – News “In a lot of ways, this was the toughest record we ever had to make.” The tour starts Sept 11 in Omaha, NE and concludes Dec 13 in Toronto, ON. Streams Muck and the Mires – Take Me Back To Planet Earth – Music Stream Boston garage rock mainstays, Muck and the Mires, take a nostalgic stroll through deserted Boston landmarks. 2:48 of pure, catchy, garage pop bliss! Games Sayonara Wild Hearts – Review A world of neon and synth pop turns out to be the background for your journey of reflection and self-discovery. Metal/Hardcore Noisem – Cease to Exist – Review With this album, the band has sharpened their sound to a razor point and it strikes with precision and efficiency. Indie/Alternative Starflyer 59 – Vanity – Review Vanity is Starflyer 59’s 16th full release, and it’s treading the same ground as the last four, except without a near-great tune like “Young in My Head.” Stoner/Hard Rock Torche – Admission – Review All roads lead to the title track, the heart of the album (placed smack in the middle) and among the best songs the band has ever recorded. Punk/Power Pop Comeback Kid – Outsider – Review Comeback Kid manages to outdo their previous work yet again. Goth/Industrial Komrads – Resistor – Review Resistor is all over the place, but somehow it all works. A fascinating debut. Compilations Metal Massacre 14 – Review 34 years and 13 volumes later, Metal Massacre 14 compiles a new wave of artists all sharing a true metal mindset. Strictly old-school denim and leather stuff. Movies/DVDs The Damned – Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead – Review Of all the late ’70s punk godfathers, The Damned always seemed to be the ones to use the nascent punk sound for its purest purpose: To make great music. Websites Metalsucks – Review Your metal IQ will go up after a few weeks of regular usage. For every post about reunion tour plans, there will be 10 posts about bands you’ve never heard of. Books/Zines For The Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records – Review Seeing the Metal Blade name associated with a band is as good as a guarantee that it’s the real deal, and this book shows what it took to make that a reality. Columns/Fiction Culture Shock: We Love Balls – Column It’s easy to slip into arrogant mockery when surrounded by the unfamiliar, particularly when as wide-eyed and bushy-tailed as Japanese Culture. Interviews Death Angel – Killing Season – Interview An interview with guitarist/backup vocalist Rob Cavestany Products Punk Rock Throbbleheads – Review Aggronautix has all your faves like G.G. Allen, The Meatmen’s Tesco Vee, Wendy O’ Williams, Descendents’ Milo, Andrew W. K., and Circle Jerks’ Keith Morris.