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
Greta Van Fleet is the band everybody is talking about, even your parents. Their music emulates a time in which rock and roll was organic. The “old school” vibes that the band gives off is what attracts audiences to them. In the past six months, they’ve blown up and find themselves playing on Saturday Night Live and winning a Grammy for Best Rock Album. What … Continue reading Past, Present, Future: A Grammy for Greta Van Fleet is Only the Beginning
Hard rock legends KISS have officially kicked off their “End of the Road” Tour, but not without a vast amount of controversy. The KISS camp is under fire (as if they weren’t already) for statements made against former superstar guitarist Ace Frehley. Frehley, in retaliation, took to Facebook on Tuesday evening to clear up many of the alleged issues that former bandmate Gene Simmons harped … Continue reading Ace Frehley Sparks Uprising Upon the End Of The Road Kickoff
If there’s one thing I know, it’s this: music unites people. In the darkest of times, music brings people together. Songs hold memories of those you may have wanted to forget. On the other hand, music may hold the memories of those you wish you could have back. This article will not be a typical article we publish here, but it’s one that is particularly … Continue reading A Friend in You, A Friend in Music
Let’s face it, hardcore has become a little stagnant over the years. Its progression has been very promising, but still leaves many fans hoping for a little more each year. Each time someone is introduced to a new band, it’s easy to discover how that band brings something different to hardcore. All the same, it’s also easy to indicate what they are doing that most … Continue reading Politicore: How Stray From The Path Changed Hardcore Forever
A genre plagued in recent years by criticism and critique in the eyes of musicians and consumers alike, country music has been in need of a revival for more than a few years. With criticism of cross over tunes and pop culture’s infiltration of what was once clean cut and simple, what was once a culture of pearl snap shirts and jeans has succumbed to … Continue reading The Revival of Classic Country is Coming
Earlier this week on Monday, High on Fire announced that the band will be cancelling their Electric Messiah Tour. The tour was set to kick off in Atlanta, GA on January 10th and hit other major cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City. Unfortunately, High on Fire will not be able to follow through on the upcoming tour due to a medical emergency … Continue reading Matt Pike’s Medical Emergency Causes High on Fire to Pull Out of Upcoming Tour
Young artist PH4DE has set the bar high for the continuously evolving music industry. As cliche as it may sound, music needed new blood. Someone with ice in their veins that could change the game forever. PH4DE has become that guy. Let it be no secret, if you don’t know this artist now; you will. The Texas-based artist has been performing since age 13, according … Continue reading PH4DE: A New Standard in Music
2018 proved to be one of the biggest years in rock music. Long awaited follow up albums, hit singles, and thrashing EPs dominated the industry once again. Fans got the joy of having a follow up album from both Ghost and Architects, in which many drastic events have occurred since their last respected releases. In the case of Ghost, lead singer Tobias Forge was faced … Continue reading 2018 Awards of the Year
Prepare to be amazed. Rumors circling the rock world are indicating the possibility of activity from the legendary Van Halen in 2019. Even more so, these rumors include a line of shows or a tour that consist of the original lineup. If this were to occur, it would be the first time since 1984 that David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and … Continue reading The Long-Awaited Van Halen Reunion
Ever wanted to get your metal on during the holiday season? August Burns Red (ABR) throws a jolly and jubilant haymaker with their new holiday EP, titled Winter Wilderness. This has seemingly become their trademark, as it is the second holiday release by the Pennsylvania-based metalcore group. As expected, this EP is entirely instrumental, just as the initial holiday album Sleddin’ Hill. Don’t let that undersell what … Continue reading An August Burns Red Christmas