DEVILDRIVERs great cover of AWOLNATIONs “Sail” which is originally a great song, too and also this is also a hilarious and awesome video for it.

This here is some great eerie melodic death metal from DARK TRANQUILITY. Did you know Anders Fridén from IN FLAMES used to be the lead singer of this band, back in the day when now lead singer of Dark Trandquility, Mikael Stanne, played guitar for In Flames?


Reload: This song is way fucking good. (Don’t mind the screaming and chainsaw intro…)

Kay, so if you’ve listened to Octane lately I won’t be surprised if you’ve already heard the amazing songs Bloody Angel, Vultures Fly, Smells Like A Freakshow, or Hail The Apocalypses by the great and powerful AVATAR (and if you haven’t, go clicky one those and then get back to me). But here’s the thing, EVERY song by Avatar is good — not just those four! Doubtless, they’re so awesome because they are from Gothenburg, Sweden, of course (like so many other fanfuckingtastic metalheads).

 Also it probably helps that front man — whose actual name is Johannes Michael Gustaf Eckerström — is it just me or because I’m American or is that name ridiculous and also awesome? — pulls off that wicked “I’m a scary hysterical clown” look like a boss.

Uagh! Raintime. They’re so good, ahhhh. This is Rolling Chances and you really should like it because it’s great and the lead singer there looks like Carl Urban, if he was playing the part of a lead singer to a metal band. Which, by the way, I bet he would play really well. Anyways, they also have a fanfuckingtastic cover of Beat It which is just epic, too. While we’re here, let’s also link Flies and Lies and if you want to learn more about them, that last link there has some info in that lovely description there! (Matrioska is good, too.)

Here’s a band to remember, A Day To Remember! Get it? And their awesomesauce song, I’m Made Of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of? Very entertaining to have on your playlist when you know a guy named Larry. Also a very entertaining music video. You can really tell how serious these guys take themselves. 

This is Trivium! This is their song from way long ago, Dying In Your Arms. The geeks wrote this song when they were like seventeen years old, those bastards. This was the first Trivium song I heard that I went all like omg this song is really good who are these guys these guys are TRIVIUM? Whoa, yeah, like that’s a cool name and they’re cool so I’m going to listen to them a lot now!

Eight years later and they are still the greatest band.

(Source: Spotify)


Or that’s what Wiki tells me it stands for…  Whatever, MNEMIC is a great Dannish band that’s made this song here called 2.12. They’ve also made Dreamstate Emergency and The Silver Drop sorry for the lack of music videos. And those aren’t in any specific order of awesometude or anything, since it’s incredibly hard to chose a favorite. It sort of depends on which one you’re listening to at the moment. They have a lot of other really, really, really good songs, too! So if you like those three, don’t stop there! 

Also that singer in 2.12? Yeah, he looks like a Super Saiyan. And that is cool. I’ll also breifly mention that I love the drums to all of these songs so very much they’re so good ahhhhh


This is a very addicting song called Metsavaht by Pantokraator and those aren’t things I can easily pronounce. This song played on Octane for awhile, I think.

The Quiet Place by In Flames has been one of my favoritest of favorite songs since I was a wee lad. Or ten. But I like saying wee lad more.