Weekly Focus: Songs About Halloween, Day Two

Ministry — “(Every Day Is) Halloween,” from the album Twelve Inch Singles (1987).

Note: I know this song was originally released as a single in 1984, but the earliest mention of it on an actual record is the aforementioned Twelve Inch Singles. And no, the track is not specifically about the day of Halloween… For many people, however, Halloween is a lifestyle, so it still fits the bill.

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#30)

1. Pacific Radio

Rock from California. For fans of Noah and the Whale, Beware of Darkness, Beck, etc. Pacific Radio recently released the official video for “Katie.” The first single from their new album will be out soon!

“Katie”

“Camaro”

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2. Stage of Reality

Modern groove metal from Italy. For fans of Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Dio, etc. Stage of Reality has been playing shows in support of their self-titled album! Check out two of the tracks from that record, “Spectral Drum Down” and “Not In Vain.”

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3. EGGVN

Industrial metal from Mexico. For fans of Ministry, Psyclon Nine, Godflesh, etc. Eggvn released their first full-length album, Solve Et Coagula, earlier this year!

“A.A.S.B.”

“Let the Devil Shine”

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4. The Silencer

Metal from New York. For fans of In Flames, early Killswitch Engage, Machine Head, etc. The Silencer just released a video for the track “I, Archaic,” and they are playing a hometown show in November!

“I, Archaic”

“Atonement”

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5. Behind the Horror

Metal from Brazil. For fans of Sepultura, Metallica, Pantera, etc. Behind the Horror recently wrapped up their summer tour and are now focusing their energy on new music!

“Wrath”

“Prisoner”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#27)

1. receiver

Alternative rock from California. For fans of 311, Incubus, At the Drive-In, etc. receiver has begun recording their first full-length album. You can hear their Channels E.P. on Soundcloud.

“Fake Woke (’98)”

“Become”

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2. DEADTHRONE

Melodic metalcore from the UK. For fans of Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, Bullet For My Valentine, etc. Deadthrone signed with Arising Empire earlier this month and released the single, “Feel.” Check it and “Our Legacy” out below.

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3. A Scent Like Wolves

Metal/Alternative from Pennsylvania. For fans of A Skylit Drive, While She Sleeps, Attila, etc. A Scent Like Wolves plans to record a new LP this year!

“American Winter”

“Hands of Porcelain”

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4. DK-Zero

Industrial/Electronic music with members hailing from Wales and Washington. For fans of Nyxx, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, etc. DK-Zero will be releasing a new EP this summer. They just posted their next single, “Boom Boom,” to their Patreon. Here are two other tracks: “iFeel” and “Turn Up the Hate.”

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5. For a Life Unburdened

Metalcore from Canada. For fans of Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, etc. For a Life Unburdened has promised a lot of new content in 2019! For now, listen to two songs from their debut album, Contempt/Clarity: “Run Away” and “Clarity.”

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