Author: Kelly Barrett

Review: Rapture – Paroxysm of Hatred

  The year is kicking off strong in the music world, bands are not holding back and are releasing some amazing ear bleeding tunes. We at Overdrive Music Magazine had the opportunity to check out the brand new full-length album ‘Paroxysm of Hatred’ by Rapture a Death/Thrash band from Athens, Greece. The band is made up of Apostolos Papadimitriou on Guitars, and Vocals, Nikitas Melios on Guitars, Stamatis Petrou on Bass, and Giorgos Melios on Drums. They formed in early 2013, releasing a demo that same year. In 2014 the guys released another demo, it was the following year...

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Review: Corrosion Of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

The mighty Corrosion of Conformity is back with a new album, ‘No Cross No Crown’ due for release on the 12 January 2018. We here at Overdrive have had the great privilege to melt our ears and review the goods. The band’s roots started back in the early 1980’s with their first release ‘Eye for an Eye’ in 1983. They have transformed many times over their career, but one thing always stays the same, the raw powerful sound that is unmistakably C.O.C. It was 2014 we seen the bands last release as a three piece with IX, a great...

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“It Broke My Heart, It Was So Nice.” An Interview with Corrosion of Conformity’s Reed Mullin

The Corrosion of Conformity album NO CROSS NO CROWN is set to be released on the 12 of January 2018. So far, the boys have released two singles off the album, ‘Cast the First Stone’ in early November and the second ‘Wolf Named Crow’ released early December and have been getting some amazing responses to the songs. This has been building the hype for the first album back with Pepper Keenan since 2005’s In The Arms of God. I sat down to chat with the one and only Reed Mullin. Reed and I spoke about the journey of COC...

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Review: The Divided Line – Paramnesia

OVERDRIVE Music Magazine had the opportunity to check out and review Toronto rockers The Divided Line’s upcoming release Paramnesia. The Album is set to be officially released on CD and Bandcamp on the 23 of February 2018, the guys are not currently signed to a label and are releasing the album as an independent. This is no easy feat by any means. They recorded the album at Phase One Studios – Toronto and had Mike Langford & Dajaun Martineau Produce. They have come through with an album that we feel many people will truly enjoy.     The band is...

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ALBUM REVIEW: SCARS OF SOLITUDE – DEFORMATION

Finland’s Melodic Metal band Scars Of Solitude are set to release their debut album Deformation, on the first of December 2017 via Inverse Records. Formed in early 2015, the band’s core started with Tuomo Laulainen (Lead Guitar), Niki Kuivakangas (Drums) and Lassi Pollari (Bass) and is completed by Mikko Ruuska (Vocals) and Antti Kettunen (Rhythm Guitar). The five-piece say the band “sounds like Autumn- it’s kinda dark, rainy and cold but still rich in both beauty and colour despite all the despair”. This was my first introduction to the band and I have to say, these guys really surprised...

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