It’s a glorious time to be a fan of metal. Queens of the Stone Age have a new disc out, Kylesa’s got one at the ready, and the mighty Black Sabbath have returned from the grave thanks to Rick Rubin, the man who resurrected Johnny Cash.

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.”

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