Of Mice & Men – “Defy”
More mind melting vinyl on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!
Any time a band loses a lead singer, chances are the band is done but OF MICE & MEN prove they are the exception to the rule. When former frontman Austin Carlie left the group due to medical issues, bassist Aaron Pauley stepped up to fill the void and the band has not missed a beat. “Defy” is the band’s fifth full-length LP and showcases the group’s ability to adapt in the face of adversity. Filled with heavy guitar riffs, pounding drums, and the band’s trademark active rock sound, Of Mice & Men continue their momentum on RISE RECORDS. Grab a copy today in a number of configurations including ‘ULTRA CLEAR’ w/ BLACK ‘SMOKE’ or the BLACK & ‘BRONZE’ AsideBside vinyl!
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
Hailing from Hungary, OZONE MAMA blow minds on this album their fourth, with it’s down home, Allman Brothers-inspired southern grooves, without ever losing sight of their straight ahead stoner riffing. OZONE MAMA’S soulful and riff-heavy music gives a fresh facelift to the rock and roll of the 60’s and 70’s. The band has become acclaimed for their electrifying live performances. Your source for fuzzed out stoner rock, you can find ‘Cosmos Calling’ over at RIPPLE MUSIC!
BRICK BY BRICK is a blue collar hardcore/metal hybrid based out of Upstate NY, they’ve been around for a few years and are unrelenting… Now, teaming up with PITCHFORK NY HARDWEAR – they are re-releasing 2017’s “Thin The Heard” – this pressing is limited to 500 copies and WILL NOT be re-pressed. Get out and see BRICK BY BRICK in Canada coming soon, or hit up PITCHFORK now to get your copy before it’s too late!
TRAFFIC DEATH is a four piece band hailing from the sewers of Des Moines, IA. A band who’s members have been an active part of the local scene for over 2 decades, their approach is very hands on. You can only find their latest LP, “Dead End”, on Vinyl, and only from SUMP PUMP RECORDS! Violent, Doom Ridden, Metallic Punk Rock!
East Coast crossover titans IRON REAGAN and rising Sonoran death metallers GATECREEPER unite for a split recording of cranium crushing proportions. Across 8 new tracks of auditory and lyrical venom, both bands showcase why they’re two of the most talked about groups in extreme metal today! Mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios. Of course, RELAPSE RECORDS is your source for soul stealing metal!
Till Next Week!