CONCACAF WC Qualifying: Bermuda 0-1 Guatemala

Guatemala advanced to the third round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying after defeating Bermuda 1-0 at the National Sports Centre in Bermuda.

Stefano Cincotta’s recorded his first international goal on 26 minutes – the lone tally in the second round tie after a scoreless draw in Guatemala on Friday.

Goalkeeper Ricardo Jerez denied two second half chances by Bermuda who would have needed two goals to progress.

The third round draw will be held on 25 July, at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Saint Petersburg with matches being played from 31 August to 8 September.

Guatemala nearly went ahead on three minutes after a Bermudan defender was caught in possession but he shuffled the ball back far enough for goalkeeper Dale Eve to clear.

Eve was then forced into two saves five minutes apart as Carlos Ruiz struck from close range in the 11th minute before Marco Pappa attempted a shot from the right.

Reginald Lambe squandered Bermuda’s first opportunity to test the Guatemalan goal on 17 minutes when his first touch inside the box was too heavy.

Cincotta would push Los Chapines ahead on a low shot to the far corner nine minutes later.

Marco Pappa almost doubled the lead 10 minutes from halftime from a direct corner kick but Eve did enough to keep the ball out.

Shortly after the restart, Ruíz struck a volley goalward that bounced in front of the keeper requiring an acrobatic save.

Second half substitute Tyrell Burgess could not bring Bermuda back into the tie following a 57th minute corner kick that fell loose at the feet of the Guatemalan keeper.

Bermuda: Eve, Bather, Harvey, Leverock, Bascome (Burgess 48’), Ming (Simmons 61’), Bean, Lambe, Wendell, Lewis, Smith (Simmons 69’).
Unused subs: Hall, R. Lee, Donawa, Hill, J. Lee, Simons.
Booking: Bascome.

Guatemala: Jérez, Vasquez, Lalín, Cincotta (Mejía 74’), Hernández, Aparicio, Ávila, Contreras, Márquez (de León 85’), Ruíz (D. López 79’), Pappa.
Unused subs: Ayala, Arias, Castrillo, Morales, Herrate, Chinchilla, M. López.
Bookings: Cincotta, Contreras.


MUSIC: Our Last Night delivers on Young Dreams

Younger Dreams (Epitaph Records, 2015)

Younger Dreams (Epitaph Records, 2015)

On the heels of a successful World Tour, American post-hardcore band OUR LAST NIGHT delivered a complete album with their latest full-length release Younger Dreams, transporting the listener into a field of memories in the process.

The 11-track album released on Epitaph Records is lyrically powerful, highlighting the maturity and growth of the band evident since We Will All Evolve (2008) and Age of Ignorance (2012), while building musically on songs heard on the 2013 EP Oak Island.

Ahead of its release, the band said in a statement:

Younger Dreams is the most diverse album we have written yet. We hope that these songs bring joy, tears, and inspiration to our fans. With middle fingers in the faces of our skeptics and arms wide open to embrace loved ones we hope to find happiness together in Younger Dreams.

And the four-piece from New Hampshire left no stone unturned in their quest to achieve their desired effect through such a simple concept as younger dreams instantly evokes certain feelings and memories.

The band debuted the album’s first single “Home” while on their 2015 World Tour with PALISADES and it was worthy preview of what listeners could expect from the full release.

Frontman Trevor and guitarist Matt Wentworth once again share singing duties, something fans of the band have become accustomed to over previous releases, and the duo are flawless throughout, most notably on songs like “White Tiger” and “Diamonds”.

And while Trevor’s unclean vocals have been reduced, they feature heavily in “Living Now”, an overall complete track, and “Imaginary Monster”, which sit atop a fierce breakdown.

Although Matt does not stray too far from the formula that produced tremendous results on Age of Ignorance and Oak Island, he still pumps out fresh songs with intricately layered and creative parts, further showcasing his talents as a composer.

Highlights include the final two tracks “Forgotten Souls” and “Barricades” as both are masterpieces with the former a piano driven song of emotion at its purist.

Catch OUR LAST NIGHT on Vans Warped Tour this summer starting June 19 in Pomona, California.

‘Take me back to younger dreams when times were easy and we believed.’

MUSIC: Lorna Shore stream debut ahead of official release

Psalms (Density Records 2015)

Psalms (Density Records, 2015)

LORNA SHORE‘s highly anticipated debut album Psalms is set for release on June 9 through Density Records but alongside Revolver Magazine, the pair have streamed the album in its entirety and it doesn’t disappoint.

Produced by FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY guitarist, Will Putney, Psalms engages with themes across the metal realm combining them into a uniquely LORNA SHORE sound.

All 10 songs showcase the band’s strengths as seen on Maleficium EP (2013) which peaked at number three on the iTunes metal chart and propelled them onto the Die Without Tour supporting CARNIFEX, I DECLARE WAR and HERE COMES THE KRAKEN.

“Grimoire”, the album’s single and opening song, is a teaser of what listeners can expect displaying both a technical ability and musicianship while not straying far from their signature airy breakdowns.

Vocalist Tom Barber continues his consistency and range heard on previous releases but he undoubtably adds that haunting layer overtop the dissonant and often chaotic guitar parts – a true compliment of sound.

The track “White Noise” contains an incredible opening riff and demonstrates how solid of guitarists Adam De Micco and newcomer Connor Deffley are while “From the Mist” – arguably the best song on the album – has a part beginning at 1:58 that is not to be overlooked.

Meanwhile, other notable songs include “Wretching in Torment” and “Eternally Oblivion”.

Catch Lorna Shore on tour this summer with DEICIDE:
05/06 The Pint, Spokane, WA
06/06 Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
07/06 Tonic Lounge, Portland, OR
08/06 Oakland Metro, Oakland, CA
09/06 The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
11/06 LVCS, Las Vegas, NV
12/06 Club Red Theaters, Mesa, AZ
15/06 Empire Garage, Austin, TX
16/06 Gas Monkey Live!, Dallas, TX
18/06 Gramercy Theater, New York, NY
19/06 Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
20/06 Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC

MUSIC: Aversions Crown releases “Parasites”

Australian metal band AVERSIONS CROWN released their first recorded song entitled “Parasites” with new vocalist Mark Poida, formerly of I, Valiance. 

Poida, who has been touring with the band since Colin Jeffs stepped down, offers a wide range of talent that already translates seamlessly to the live show and he continues the lyrical themes heard on previous releases.

Meanwhile, “Parasites” draws upon foundations started on Tyrant, although the six-piece band finds ways to further layer their compositions with both clean and distorted guitars.

A true highlight of the track comes at the 2:32 mark in the build up to the final breakdown.

“Into the night, where the darkness eats everything it hides.”