It’s a great time to be a hardcore fan. For the first time in recent memory, the genre is really starting to separate itself; having more distinction from metal and its many subgenres. Largely contributed to the hardcore elites of the scene, bands are beginning to shift the culture and make it their own. Among the first class acts is Orthodox, a straight edge four-piece … Continue reading Preview: Orthodox Prepares to Take Atlanta
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’
Pure Noise Records is home to some of the most brutal hardcore acts over recent years. With bands like Knocked Loose, Counterparts, and Terror on the roster, Pure Noise continues to live up to their reputation. More importantly, Pure Noise is typically the most recognized label when it comes to catching talent early in the music industry. As we have seen previously with Knocked Loose, … Continue reading Preview: Pure Noise Tour 2019
It’s taken me a while for form an opinion on this topic. In all honesty, I came into this one as blind as a bat. I’m no self-proclaimed metalcore expert, but I know a pretty good bit and a good knock in the teeth from an aussiecore band has always been my drug of choice. The house that AC/DC built has built acts such as … Continue reading Choose Your Fighter: Dealer vs. Alpha Wolf
Funeral mourners dancing with umbrellas at the head of a gothic cathedral was my first sight of My Chemical Romance. The music video for “Helena” introduced my seven year old self to a new world of music. The dramatics and emotions radiating from the band intrigued me even as a child. Gerard Way was the ideal front man in rock and roll and the … Continue reading 15 Years Later: The Lasting Impact of “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge”
2019 has been a memorable year for post-hardcore/rock act WildHeart of Atlanta, Georgia. This is the band’s first full year as an installment and it has not disappointed. Fans have swarmed over the previous singles “Lonely” and “Animal”. Popularity and speculation pushed to an all-time high when drummer Michael Bohn announced the band’s formation last year. The scene’s faithful went nuts, as Bohn (formerly Issues, … Continue reading Release Friday: WildHeart Continues Their Breakthrough Campaign
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
After a near-fatal bus accident in 2016, Frank Iero was almost certain that he would never return to music. Despite his difficulties expressing his emotional turmoil following the accident, Iero has created a new band and released their latest album, Barriers. Frank Iero and The Future Violents is composed of Evan Nestor on guitar, Matt Armstrong on bass, Tucker Rule on drums and Kayleigh Goldsworthy, … Continue reading Frank Iero Continues to Conquer with “Barriers”
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’
Blink-182 has released new music, as has former Blink member, Tom Delonge with his band, Angels and Airwaves. Both singles have similar aspects, but with completely different fan reactions. Delonge has had a long departure from music since leaving Blink-182 to focus on his interests in space. The harsh criticism from fans of Blink-182’s latest single, “Blame it on my Youth,” and the positive feedback … Continue reading Blink-182 Versus Angels and Airwaves
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’
Something very strange happened. Major magazine outlets such as Billboard began to announce the cancellation of the much-anticipated Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival. In an incredibly shady vague announcement, Dentsu Aegis Network, the festival’s investor, stated: “It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements…But despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the … Continue reading Is Woodstock 2019 Gearing Up to Become the Next Fyre Festival?
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 early Internet was weird. Like, Wild West kind of weird. You could upload everything and anything on pages that were jenky-looking HTML monsters where viruses lay in wake. Social media wasn’t even a concept, and the majority of people still relied on places like Tower Records to get their music. That is, unless you were one of those LimeWire-using degenerates. Yeah, remember using LimeWire? … Continue reading Remember LimeWire?
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
As we prepare ourselves for the ultimate end of KISS, Paul Stanley is giving his fans a final look into his success. Stanley’s new autobiography, “Backstage Pass,” comes five years after his New York Times bestseller, “Face the Music.” While his first book focused on his upbringing and the history of KISS, “Backstage Pass” will expose fans to more stories of being on the road … Continue reading One Week Away: Paul Stanley’s New Book, “Backstage Pass”
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
As a musician and an avid listener of all sorts of music, I often find myself chasing rabbits online, looking for that next great artist that might give me a spark of inspiration. These rabbit chases have led me to many artists that I would have otherwise never noticed. Artists who, despite their great deals of talent, may have fallen into the trap of the … Continue reading Ian Munsick: Octaves Above the Competition
Decades are back in vogue. First it was the seventies. Then, with the coming of Stranger Things, the eighties (and color-pop clothing) regained their heyday. More recently the nineties were bled dry and now, with The 2000s documentary currently available for streaming on Netflix, it looks like it’s time for the early millennium to gain some trendy traction. This can only mean one thing: the … Continue reading The Ren-Emo-Saince: The Emo Scene’s Comeback
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
Let’s face it: you probably don’t know who the band WildHeart is. If you are looking for the Aussiecore band Wildheart, we will not be covering them today. Something you might recognize from the get-go with Atlanta’s WildHeart, however, are some very familiar faces. Yes, former Issues vocalist Michael Bohn is featured in this up-and-coming group. No, he’s not singing for WildHeart and no, we … Continue reading Introducing WildHeart, Putting Atlanta Back on the Map
Linkin Park fans everywhere became a-twitter when Mike Shinoda recently responded to the following question: would Linkin Park consider replacing Chester Bennington? Some were outraged; others disappointed. But no matter which side of the emotional spectrum you’re on, the real question remains: should Linkin Park consider replacing Chester Bennington? Obviously, it’s not an easy question to answer. Truthfully, though, it’s not exactly a new topic … Continue reading Replacing Chester Bennington: Should Linkin Park Get a New Lead Singer?
After winning this year’s Grammy for Best Metal Performance with Electric Messiah, High On Fire made no hesitation to their fans requests for new tracks. In a recent Instagram post, High On Fire announced that they would be releasing a three-track EP in honor of Record Store Day 2019. The New EP titled Bat Salad will feature covers of Celtic Frost’s “Into The Crypt of … Continue reading High On Fire to Participate in Record Store Day 2019 With 3 New Releases
Gerard Way’s vision has come to life in the form of a Netflix TV show. The Umbrella Academy has been one of his projects since his early days as the front man for My Chemical Romance. Since then, he, alongside artist Gabriel Ba, have created Apocalypse Suite, Dallas, and most recently; the long awaited Hotel Oblivion. The show has become a hit with audiences everywhere. … Continue reading Life After MCR: Gerard Way and The Umbrella Academy
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!
What better feeling than to be on the road with family and friends enjoying all of the glory that is a vacation. In my life I have spent many days covering many miles of highway and byway to get to destinations for work and for fun, and all of these journeys have been marked and en-grained by what music I have left blaring from the … Continue reading Endless Summer Breathes New Life into Beloved Classic Sounds