Category: Republication

Warcoe – A Place for Demons

Heavier than The Giant’s Dream, A Place for Demons shows Doom can be fun. Yes, A Place for Demons marches in the shadows of gloomy, towering riffs, but there’s...

Sahon – Blood Shall Be Paid

South Korea is the home of K-pop (which admittedly I have grown to like), but if you search enough, you can find heavy metal. A few years ago, I searched the Korean...

Exotic Fruit Tour – Exotic Fruit Tour

John McCain of Amplified SD looks at Exotic Fruit Tour, the debut album from the San Diego psychedelic funk rock act with the same name. This album is as intricate as it...

Rema – Ravage

Rema’s Ravage EP appears in such stark contrast to the chart-topping “Calm Down” that a more cynical observer might tackle it as being backwards in...

Reverend Kristin Michael Hayter – SAVED!

What I have always appreciated about Kristin Hayter’s work is how tightly wound the threads of emotion knit her concepts together. Like her prior work under Lingua...

Shadow Woods Reunion Festival – Brews and Beats of the Underground

Shadow Woods Music Festival was formed in 2015 with the goal of presenting various bands from the underground community. Sadly, 2023 will be the final year that the...

Rema, The Prince Of Nigerian Music

As Rema continues to break new grounds both historically and geographically, the next sets of doubts will center around whether he can extend this fame beyond “Calm...

CDM Presents: Meet King Thieves

In our latest Amplified SD republication, Kellan Bellchamber sits down with up and coming San Diego rock act King Thieves to talk about their band name, how they formed,...

Medicine Singers – Honor Song Single Review

To honor Indigenous Peoples Day, Medicine Singers share their latest single “Honor Song,” which features Sonic Youth‘s Lee Ranaldo (guitar), Godspeed You! Black...

Eric Terino – Innovations of Grave Perversity

The delicate, almost Victorian vibe I get from the chamber-pop Eric has created brings to mind PJ Harvey’s haunting White Chalk. Both projects are boosted by the...