You may remember our previous article about Our Last Night’s album Let Light Overcome in February but that’s not all they had planned for 2019! They’re back now with a new album, Overcome the Darkness. These albums are a two-part record which I think is a very interesting idea. It has probably been done before but I cannot remember that happening anytime recently. Overcome the … Continue reading Overcome the Darkness with Our Last Night
What a Halloween! A band that played a big part of shaping my musical tastes is getting back together. I’m talking about none other than the legendary My Chemical Romance! MCR will be playing a reunion show at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles California on December 20. MCR had a sudden end in 2012 leaving fans in shock and while each of the … Continue reading Breaking News! MCR Is Back!
Back at it again, the metalcore band Ice Nine Kills (INK) released their fifth album, The Silver Scream, on October 5, 2018. In the same vein as their last album, Every Trick in the Book, where every track was based on a different piece of horror literature, all 13 songs in The Silver Scream are based on a different horror film. It feels like a … Continue reading Halloween Horror: The Silver Scream Edition
2 days! That’s how long you have to wait for the new Norma Jean album All Hail. The album will be released everywhere October 25. The four singles that are out right now, “[Mind over Mind]”, “Safety Last”, “Landslide Defeater” and “/with_errors”, are as heavy hitting as ever. I didn’t expect anything less from the metalcore legends! Norma Jean are pioneers in the metalcore genre … Continue reading After this album all are going to hail Norma Jean!
Earlier this year, We Came As Romans announced that they were working on a new album. This would be their first since the death of vocalist Kyle Pavone last year. While this album will have a different sound without Pavone, he will still play a big part in the music. “He was always writing, and I’m pretty sure he gave Lou (Cotton), our guitarist, a … Continue reading Get Ready For Some New We Came As Romans!
There’s nothing quite like seeing your favorite band live on a hot summer night but, don’t let the changing seasons keep you from the upcoming tours. After doing some research, I found there are some killer shows coming up this fall! Some of my favorite artists, and maybe yours too, are even having part of their tours together so you’ll be able to get a … Continue reading Next Round In The Concert Cycle
After a little bit of a break from releasing new music, metalcore band Scarlett O’Hara is back and better than ever. They released their second album Welcome Back to the Brodeo last August and are soon to go on tour promoting their new album. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Logan Burns (Guitar, Vocals, High screams, Keys/Strings) about their new album, some of … Continue reading Join the Brodeo with Scarlett O’Hara
After having a rocky last few years, metalcore band AS I LAY DYING has announced the release of their seventh studio album on Sept. 20, 2019. The new album will be titled Shaped By Fire, which is also the title of their new single that they just released a video for. This will be their first album since their lead singer, Tim Lambesis, was sentenced … Continue reading They Might Be Dying But, They’re Not Dead
Last Friday, I got the opportunity to interview Zach Schwochow, the drummer for Convictions, a Christian metalcore band that I’ve written about before. They are currently on the Bloodied/Unbowed Tour with Oh, Sleeper, Famous Last Words and Empty and I was able to get in a quick conversation before their set while they were at the Brooklyn, NY stop. Convictions consists of Michael Felker on … Continue reading Up Close And Personal With Convictions
Do you like metalcore? Of course you do, you wouldn’t be reading this blog if you didn’t! The summer is almost over but there’s still time for some big shows. We touched on this in a previous article about Oh, Sleeper but we didn’t go into too much detail. For the rest of summer, Oh, Sleeper, Convictions, Famous Last Words and Empty are on the … Continue reading Don’t miss the tour of the summer!
Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this! At 12 a.m. next Friday, July 19, punk rock legends Green Day will be releasing a new track. This announcement was made yesterday on the Kerrang! Radio show “Breakfast with Sophie K.” We don’t know the name of the track but we will keep you updated as it is released. Last December, Green Day‘s singer and … Continue reading Don’t be the next American, or wherever you live, Idiot
From the early days of metalcore, Atreyu has been a constant, releasing albums on a regular basis since the release of Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses in 2002. For myself, and probably many others, that album was one of the albums that introduced me to the beauty that is hardcore and metalcore. The rest is history. Fast forward to 2019, Areyu just released their music … Continue reading Atreyu shows a softer side with “House Of Gold”
With two years since the release of their last album, Sleeping With Sirens is back with more killer tracks. Coming into the scene in 2010, Sleeping With Sirens has released four full length albums and is on track to release their fifth, How It Feels To Be Lost, on Sept. 6. This will be their first album with Sumerian Records. Sleeping With Sirens has crafted … Continue reading Sleeping With Sirens prepares to release ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’
Recently, I was introduced to Love Like Fiction, a band that is a perfect blend of pop punk, emo and alternative with a bit of hardcore thrown in. Love Like Fiction is based in Phoenix, Ariz. The band includes Tara Goltz on drums, Marin Bridges on guitar, Frankie Stapley on guitar and vocals, Paul Ritchie on bass and Nick Barker on lead vocals. I had … Continue reading Get Ready For A ‘Love Like Fiction’
After no new albums in 11 years, The Raconteurs will be releasing HELP US STRANGER on Friday, June 21. This is their first album since the release of Consolers Of The Lonely in 2008. The Raconteurs consists of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler. HELP US STRANGER was recorded at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN. Third Man Records was founded by … Continue reading Help A Stranger (The Raconteurs) Out
I know we are a music blog but today we want to raise awareness for mental health, an issue that touches everyone’s lives in one way or another. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. (46.6 million) experiences mental illness in a given year. With that stat, there is a high chance that some of our … Continue reading Help Us Raise Awareness For The Mental Health Crisis
I know summer festival season is coming up, and unfortunately the last Warped Tour, but we’ve got an early warning for a group of shows coming up in the fall. The Self Help Festival will be held in two locations showcasing a variety of your favorite artists. The Self Help Festival was started by A Day To Remember in 2014 with the mission to “deliver … Continue reading It’s Time For You To Get Some ‘Self Help’
If you’re looking for some heavy music with a positive message, look no further. South Texas based Christian nu metal group Relent recently released their album Heart Attack. One of the features of Heart Attack is how smooth the each track transitions to the next. With this 7 track album only being 25 minutes long, it’s easy to listen to in one sitting. That’s really … Continue reading Relent Is Giving Us A ‘Heart Attack’
Coming back with their 10th studio album, Skillet is set to release Victorious on Aug. 2, 2019 through Atlantic Records. Although they are a Christian rock group, Skillet will have songs on Victorious that target mainstream rock channels too. They recently released a video for “Legendary” which will be the first song on this album going to mainstream rock radio while another song, “Anchor”, will … Continue reading Skillet’s comeback will be ‘Victorious’
Not quite but, Sum 41 is back with new music on the way. They will be releasing their 7th full length album, Order In Decline, on July 19, 2019. This is Sum 41‘s first album since 13 Voices released in 2016. They just released the video for the first single off the album, “Out For Blood”. Sum 41 is going for a much heavier sound … Continue reading Is punk coming back?!
The Vans Warped Tour has become the go to traveling music festival for many over the past 25 years but unfortunately, that is coming to an end. Last year, founder Kevin Lyman announced that last summer’s tour would be the last tour but he said that there would still be other events. “The enduring spirit of the Vans Warped Tour remains as bright as ever, … Continue reading Don’t Miss Your Last Chance To Get Warped This Summer
With the seemingly never ending to-do list pervading our culture, it’s very easy to be distracted and let some important aspects of our lives fade to the background and become ‘white noises’. That’s what North Carolina based post-hardcore bad My Epic is stressing in their new single “White Noises”. “White Noise” is the first single My Epic has released from their upcoming EP Violence. The … Continue reading My Epic Releases An Epic New Single, “White Noises”
After being pretty quiet for 5 years, The Black Keys just released “Lo/Hi” in March, their first song since their album Turn Blue in 2014. The song is characterized by its steady drum and guitar with a retro sounding crunch to it. The song is about the valleys and peaks of life, hence the name “Lo/Hi”. The lyrics seem to focus more on the lows … Continue reading Back from a 5 year break and still going strong
The first Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival has been announced and will take place throughout the US and Canada this Summer. The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive and Sum 41 will be headlining the festival. A word of caution though, the lineup may be different in every city so check the local listing before you buy your ticket if you want to see a specific band. … Continue reading Get ready for a tour that will ‘Disrupt’ your summer
Coming in with their second full studio album, Michigan based metalcore band I Prevail will be releasing Trauma on March 29, 2019. I Prevail has released three singles from Trauma so far: “Bow Down”, “Paranoid” and “Breaking Down”. From these songs, and the title of the album, it seems like the album will be about mental health, a topic that many artists have been writing … Continue reading Coming Soon: I Prevail’s new album, Trauma
They have been around for quite a few years but, Swedish metalcore band Imminence really took off with the release of their breakthrough single “The Sickness” in 2015. They’ve been actively touring since then and have fans from all parts of the world. The last album they released was This Is Goodbye in 2017. Although they haven’t released a full album since then, they haven’t … Continue reading Get Ready For Imminence’s New Album!
Nothing against rap but, when is the last time you heard rap with a positive message? I can’t remember the last time I have but that changed when I listened to Eric Champlin’s music. He has faith based rap based on his personal trials. It’s very easy to relate to his music because he raps about many of the things that we all go though. … Continue reading Don’t miss Eric Champlin’s new single dropping March 8
They’ve had a few EPs, singles and plenty of covers but, the post-hardcore band Our Last Night is finally releasing a new full length album! They will release Let Light Overcome on March 8, almost 4 years after their last full length album, Younger Dreams. So far, Our Last Night has released two singles from the album, “Demons” and “The Leap”. The lyrics in “Demons” … Continue reading Our Last Night will be shining some light with their new album!
With each of them learning to play an instrument at 5 years old, it seems only natural that these three sisters would start a band, Gold Frankincense & Myrrh. GFM is made up of CJ on guitar and vocals, Maggie on bass, keys and vocals and Lulu on drums and vocals. GFM has been touring since 2014. “We’ve been on two nationwide tours. We’ve gone … Continue reading Gold Frankincense & Myrrh and Beautycore
Do you like metalcore? Do you like songwriting that gives an album a consistent theme throughout? If you said yes to either one of those questions, you’ll love Convictions‘s new album, Hope For The Broken. This is their second full length album with InVogue Records. Besides the beginning of ones song, “Feel Alive”, and a short instrumental track towards the end of the song, Hope … Continue reading Convictions is Giving Hope to the Broken