It's also a good time to be a Charleston metal head. While many Lowcountry hard rockers don't get a lot of play outside of the Summerville-North Chuck hard rock scene, quite a few of them are more than just a little bit of all right. They're fucking badass.
Right now, one of my favorite's is Tripping the Mechanism. We've got a little article on them running tomorrow, but I just wanted to give you a chance to listen to them. Big ups if you like chick vocalists — and no, I'm not talking about that Evanescence bullshit either.
Be sure to listen to "The 12 Labors of Hercules" and "Voices Inside the Rotting Mind."