BARONESS: Moving Outwards

Baroness’ growth has been astounding. Latest album Stone is rife with typical Baroness intricacy, care, depth, and songs melding the past and present. We caught up with John Baizley for an extensive chat about intensive creative processes, significant changes, and skipping out on the color spectrum.

TAKING BACK SUNDAY: Elevating Through Reinvention

Since the band’s inception in 1999, Taking Back Sunday has been a historic benchmark within the pop punk scene. Their unique blend of emo, post-hardcore, and pop sensibilities has inspired many bands, opening the gate for the genre to expand and grow into what it is today. “Something that is not lost on us is that we are living the dream come true,” says bassist Shaun Cooper.”

PRONG: The Breaking Point 

With State of Emergency, Prong continues to solidify its status as one of the most innovative and exciting bands in the music industry. While Victor is a seasoned pro within the rock industry, he says it’s a “higher power” that keeps the band’s music interesting.

SYLOSIS: Heaviness and Chaos

Metal maestro Josh Middleton is blazing back on the scene after leaving Architects, with his awe-inspiring band Sylosis and what many are calling the best metal album of 2023.

OF MICE & MEN: Making Sense of It All

Of Mice & Men, one of the most individual and prolific bands in metalcore, continues to expand artistically and stay honest in its songwriting. Although most bands would attribute this to the hard work over the years, Of Mice & Men claims it’s more about pursuing the excitement of the moment.



Influences & Essentials: LYLVC

Alyse Zavala fronts a genre-breaking band, fusing hard rock, hip-hop, electronica, and alternative into a fluid, focused, and fiery hybrid of styles as unpredictable as it is undeniable. This is LYLVC [pronounced “Lilac”].

Exclusive Premiere: Full Album Stream of CARNATION’s New Death Metal Album Cursed Mortality

LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF THE NEW ALBUM CURSED MORTALITY FROM CARNATION ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM Cursed Mortality pulls the Belgian death dealers deeper into experimental new waters, taking risks as the band steps out of the shadows.

Exclusive Premiere: British Grunge/Punk Act HEX POSEUR’s New Music Video for “Footrot”

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF THE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “FOOTROT” FROM HEX POSEUR ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM Leicester, UK’s Hex Poseur delivers a voracious and unerringly bold soundscape, bringing together influence from across garage rock, alternative, and punk.


THE GHOST INSIDE and UNDEROATH with We Came As Romans and Better Lovers, The Palladium, Worcester MA, 07.31.23

The Palladium in Worcester MA, a notorious venue for fans of heavy music, hosted the tour of the summer, featuring dual headliners The Ghost Inside and Underoath. They hit the road with a stacked lineup, featuring openers We Came as Romans and Better Lovers. 

DISTURBED with Breaking Benjamin and Jinjer, FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA, 07.20.23

A giant white curtain blocked the stage. All that could be seen were the silhouettes of the band members, David Draiman (vocals), Dan Donegan (guitar, keyboard), John Moyer (bass), and Mike Wengren (drums), as a giant spotlight flashed back and forth between them.

THE SISTERS OF MERCY, Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA, 05.23.2023

The legendary Hollywood Palladium was alive with the hypnotic sounds of The Sisters of Mercy. The second show we attended was extraordinary, and it was one to take everyone’s breath away with a very special guest.