Readers’ Bands: Temple Of Void Are Pretty Effin’ Sick

Temple Of Void

I usually dread the middle of each week, as it means I’ve gotta write something about another of the site’s readers’ bands. Usually, the Readers’ Bands column gives some exposure to duds who’ll never get beyond the confines of their regional scene. But ever so often, I am thoroughly impressed by something a band’s doing, […]

Readers’ Bands: Let’s Meet Greek Metal Act Damned Creed

Damned Creed

Believe it or not, you are not alone. You are like many people around the globe: You’re a reader of this very site, and you’re awesome for that. Lots of our readers, it turns out, have bands. Unsigned bands for the most part — baby bands looking for love in the press, but not able […]

Readers’ Bands: Let’s Check Out New England Rockers Mongrel


Not that long ago, a fellow by the name of Adam Savage wrote us to sing our praises. “Just found the site and really enjoy it,” Adam writes, before pitching us on his female fronted “rock-punk-metal” band. Rock-punk-metal, you say? That’s like the mafia restaurant near my house that has a sign out front that […]

Readers’ Bands: Now, Here’s A Band Called American Standards

American Standards

We get emails from bands on the regular, asking us for some promotional space on the site, and this is how we handle it. The Readers’ Bands column is where we spotlight smaller bands with hardly any publicity machine behind them, but only if they actually happen to an express an opinion about the site. […]

Readers’ Bands: Let’s All Check Out The Mascaron


So, who among you listens to melodic progressive metal? Anyone? Bueller? I happen to dig progressive metal and progressive rock, so I was more than just a little pleased to get an email from Gints Grinbergs, the guitarist for Latvian band The Mascaron. He wrote to Gunshy a while back to praise us for our […]

Readers’ Bands: Are Love Cream For Real?

Love Cream

So, I can’t figure out if Love Cream’s a joke band or what. I mean, part of me feels like they’re Australia’s Steel Panther without the hair nation getups. But listening to them, you can tell that they’ve got chops. They almost sound like AC/DC crossed with Def Leppard. But, they’re called Love Cream. Cum, […]

Readers’ Bands: Let’s Check Out Deathember


This week’s Readers’ Band, Deathember, is pretty fucking tight, man. I must admit it. I’ve been checking out their music, and I don’t hate it. At all. See the following video for a standout track from Deathember, inappropriately named “Quietly.” We received an email a while back from the band’s Staffan, who is also the […]

Readers’ Bands: Louisiana’s Boudain Has A Beefy Sound


So, we were hit up by the drummer of a band called Boudain not that long ago, and his name was Stephen. He wrote to the site hoping for a review of the band’s debut studio offering, which you can listen to below. We decided we’d write about them in our Readers’ Bands column, since […]

Readers’ Bands: Dirty Mike & The Boys Invent “Creep Music”


Think you migt be into humorous punk-fueled thrash? Then head to the end of this post, where you will find music from Dirty Mike & the Boys, a Los Angeles band that specializes in “creep music.” The band’s name comes was inspired by “The Other Guys;” Dirty Mike & The Boys were the homeless gang […]

Readers’ Bands: Across The Swarm Are Persistent

Across The Swarm

We get emails all the time from bands plugging their shit. But it isn’t often we get four fucking emails from a band — especially never in two fucking days. So I’ll admit it; part of me is writing this Readers’ Bands column to get them off my back, but what comes with that is […]