The Test Drive (Early Album Previews)

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    The Test Drive: La-Ventura – White Crow

    A lot can happen in three years, time doesn’t stand still for anyone. Like a good whiskey aging in caskets over the years, making it better and better. That’s the case for “White Crow”...

    The Test Drive: Milo’s Planes – Aural Palate Cleaning Exercises

    Formed in Bristol in 2013, melodic hardcore/punk band Milo's Planes began as a duo of Joe Sherrin (guitar, vocals and bass) and Harry Sherrin (drums and backing vocals). After recording their first album they...

    The Test Drive: Lykaion – Heavy Lullabies

    Lykaion is an Italian Dark metal band whose style links to the interrupted project of '90s gothic metal bands, re-reading it in a unique way, including influences from new hard rock/sleaze Swedish sounds and...

    The Test Drive: Gian – All Life Erased

    It all started in the summer of 2005. Lassi Pollari and Jasu Rossi caught a fever and the only prescription was more cowb... I mean metal. The first line up was quickly formed, the...

    The Test Drive: Monster Jaw – Losing All My Friends

    Formed in early 2013 by guitarist/vocalist Mik Davis, drummer John Bradford and bassist Neil Short, Monster Jaw draw on over 20 years of touring and recording experience between them. A dynamic three-piece, the band...

    The Test Drive: My Ransomed Soul – Trilateral + Jammerzine Exclusive Interview

    Passion, dedication, and determination are at the heart of Maryland natives My Ransomed Soul. Since the bands inception in 2007, the band has grown significantly while developing a unique and distinctive sound. After years...

    The Test Drive: Pikara – The Hollow

    Pikara is the solo project from Sara Johanne who grew up on Rindö, Sweden, an island outside Stockholm where she studied violin at Malungs Folkhogskola. Though Sara Johanne currently resides in the sinuous hills...

    The Test Drive: Pineal – Smiling Cult

    Pineal is a London based three piece with the sonic leanings toward Tool, Slipknot with a little Alice in Chains for good measure. What Pineal succeeds where others have either failed or overlooked is...

    The Test Drive: Skeyes – Empty Mirrors

    Forming in 2013 by Jesse Cease and Tyler Williams as a studio project, Skeyes has taken on many forms in the past year. The band – Dale Brosious (screamer), Jesse Cease (guitarist/singer), Ryan Macaluso...

    The Test Drive: Cry Excess – Ambition Is The Shit

    After touring all  over Europe, Russia, and Japan with contemporary artists like Korn, Papa Roach, Attila, Miss May I, Walls Of Jericho, and Funeral For a Friend, the band started the recordings for their...

    The Test Drive: The Comfort – Ghosts

    Brisbane new comers – The Comfort release dark, moody debut EP ‘Ghosts’ on February 14th after turning heads with single 'Fair Weather' in late 2014. The band has received attention in the last 6 months...

    The Test Drive: Minutian – Inwards

    The Finnish prog rock outfit Minutian are releasing their second album early next year. The album, titled Inwards, will be released through Secret Entertainment and is the follow-up to 2011’s favourably received Repercussions. After the...

    The Test Drive: Cauldron Of Hate – Emperor

    Cauldron of Hate (founded in 2008 and based in Espoo, Finland) are a quartet with the mission to unleash their death metal holocaust on the world. The name of the game is in-your face death...

    The Test Drive: The Way of Purity – The Majesty Of Your Becoming

    The Way Of Purity doesn't show off with smart or cool band members. No names, no fancy photos, no effigy, no trendy musical influences and no nationality. No compromise, no way to talk or...
    Pound of Flesh - Pills

    The Test Drive: Pound of Flesh – Pills

    Pound of Flesh is an alternative electronic hard rock band based in Chicago featuring, former member of Ministry, Darrell James. In 2000, Pound of Flesh debuted with Red & Black. It received critical acclaim and...

    The Test Drive – Earthist – Lightward

    Earthist was formed in 2012 in Parma, Italy. The band members are Federico Ronchini (1992, Lead Vocals and Guitar), Francesco Parrino (1994, Lead Vocals, Piano and Keyboards), Giacomo Giuffredi (1992, Guitar and Backing Vocals)...

    The Test Drive: Jamie-Lee Smit – Mon Amour Monique

    Jamie-Lee Smit is a young and talented Belgian singer and model. She has been widely known for her metal band Azylya, wich performed at big festivals like Metal Female Voices Festival, PPM Festival, Damen Of...
    Axle Creek

    The Test Drive: Axle Creek – The Journey Home

    Axle Creek has a new album coming out on January 27, 2015 called The Journey Home. Being a guitarist myself, I find the layered blend of stringed instruments as well as the songwriting of...

    The Test Drive: Los Trasgos Muertos – Eponymous EP

    Prior to forming the band, all three members spent time honing their musicianship and songwriting skills with other bands on the vibrant Manchester music scene. As a result they have known each other for...
    Arsenic Unbirthday

    The Test Drive: Arsenic Unbirthday – Ravens And Writing Desks

    Arsenic Unbirthday is a poisonous alternative rock band. Formed some years ago by guitarist Nick Farlight and vocalist Mary Red Mallow, they through several lineup changes and names until the actual ones. With the benefit of...
    Cable Street Collective - The Best of Times

    The Test Drive: Cable Street Collective – The Best of Times

    Formed in 2012 at the same London open mic night that produced Denai Moore, Cable Street Collective combine catchy tunes with dance-inspired beats to create music that mixes African influences (two of the group...
    Dauzet St. Marie

    The Test Drive: Dauzat St. Marie – Falling Again

    Dauzat St.Marie is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter duo comprised of Mat Dauzat and Heather St. Marie. Their debut EP “Falling Again” is a collection of well-crafted tracks that showcase Heather’s intoxicatingly rich voice and...

    The Test Drive: Voodoo Sex Cult – A Year And A Day

    High from atop the desert mountains of Arizona come the five rockers known as the "Voodoo Sex Cult" The Rev, the Preachers Son, The Redneck, The Castilian, and The Survivalist. Five guys that share...

    The Test Drive: Boris Carloff – Morphosis

    Award-winning producer, musician and a highly respected artist Boris Carloff releases his second solo album 'Morphosis' on February 16th 2015, exactly two years after the release date of his debut ‘The Escapist’ a record...
    Filter Distortion

    The Test Drive: Filter Distortion – Transition

    Filter Distortion, a four piece electro band from Liverpool, have finally emerged from a self-imposed year of confinement in a windowless room. The band set about producing their finest work yet, and have certainly...