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Mateo Ottie

I make loud guitar noises and have unpopular opinions. If it’s underground alternative or progressive metal, I probably like it.

‘Gloom Gala: Emo Night’ Featuring Ryan Key Of Yellowcard – Jacksonville, FL – 3.17.23

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The vocalist of the pop-punk powerhouse Yellowcard, Ryan Key performed a hometown acoustic set at the Underbelly’s Gloom Gala event in Jacksonville, FL on St. Patricks Day.  Playing a set full of beloved hits and scene classics, the performance was a warm-up for Yellowcard’s first headlining tour since 2017, which is taking place this summer […]

PREMIERE: Coma Waves Release Video For New Single “I Don’t Care”

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South Florida-based nu-grunge outfit Coma Waves have released a music video for their new single “I Don’t Care” featuring Mark Landry, which is premiering exclusively on CaliberTV’s YouTube channel. Seething with rage and aggression, the song is metallic hardcore heater, never relenting throughout its 2:51 runtime.  ‘I Don’t Care’s one-shot performance video matches the tone […]

REVIEW: Invent Animate Searches For Heaven(er) With New Album

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Invent Animate have always been missing something. They’ve always been one of the most consistent and strongest bands in their respective scene, but for whatever reason, they have never failed to fly under the radar. Their music has phenomenal shelf life, but at times, it can lack memorability. It’s an odd scenario to be in, […]

GALLERY: HeartSupport Fest Day 1 Featuring Parkway Drive, Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance, August Burns Red + MORE – Orlando, FL – 2.18.23

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Created by Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red, the inaugural HeartSupport Fest took place last weekend at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL. The festival featured a packed lineup full of metalcore staples such as Underoath, Parkway Drive, Memphis May Fire, The Devil Wears Prada, and of course, August Burns Red among many others. […]

REVIEW: Paramore – ‘This Is Why’

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From the high school relationship dramatics of “Misery Business”, to the snarky “Grow Up”, and the reopening of old wounds on “Forgiveness”, frustration has always been a staple in Paramore’s lyricism. This sentiment of frustration is the loudest thus far of their career on ‘This is Why’, channeling the past five years of pent-up political […]

The Artists That Will Define 2023 in Alternative Music

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We’re one month into the new year, which means we’ve started to get an idea of how this year in music is going to shape up and artists are finally revealing their new albums. From longtime veterans making massive comebacks to newcomers making waves, there’s a lot to be excited about in the scene in […]

August Burns Red Experiments With Melodic Death Metal On New Single “Backfire”

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The GRAMMY-Nominated metalcore legends August Burns Red released a new single and music video today titled “Backfire“. “Backfire” showcases a new side of the band, putting a melodeath spin on their signature metalcore sound, featuring a blistering guitar solo from bassist Dustin Davidson and some of Jake Luhrs‘ rawest screams to date. The song is […]

REVIEW: AVOID – ‘Cult Mentality’

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It’s no secret that metalcore tends to be a very serious genre. With lyrical tropes surrounding mental health issues and grief, It’s a genre that provides catharsis for many. Even its most watered-down and mainstream contemporaries have made an impact on their fans who are struggling with these topics. There is a place for this […]

REVIEW: The Gloom In The Corner Unleash Unholy Fury on ‘Trinity’

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The Gloom In The Corner is an intriguing band, to say the least. The Australian metalcore act steeps their music in cinematic concepts, with each of their releases telling a cohesive and connected story drenched in lore. The band dubs themselves as a “Cinemacore” band, a label that serves as a fitting description of what […]

REVIEW: Boston Manor – ‘Datura’

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Boston Manor has been on quite the evolution since their debut album ‘Be Nothing.’ came out in 2016, to say the least.  The UK outfit’s first shift was quickly moving away from their pop-punk beginnings in exchange for a moody brand of explosive alternative rock on their breakthrough ‘Welcome To The Neighbourhood’. This move was […]