Preview: Orthodox Prepares to Take Atlanta

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

Preview: Pure Noise Tour 2019

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

Choose Your Fighter: Dealer vs. Alpha Wolf

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

15 Years Later: The Lasting Impact of “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge”

    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”

Release Friday: WildHeart Continues Their Breakthrough Campaign

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

Frank Iero Continues to Conquer with “Barriers”

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”

Inside Look: Feel Nothing Tour (2019)

The Feel Nothing Tour (SOLD OUT) starring The Plot In You, featuring Like Moths To Flames, Dayseeker, and Limbs.  Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan at The Stache Date: March 29th, 2019 The Plot In You brought some serious heat on the ‘Feel Nothing’ tour. Every band killed their performances with heavy vocals, meaningful lyrics and a way of encapsulating the crowd. Limbs open the show with … Continue reading Inside Look: Feel Nothing Tour (2019)

Remember LimeWire?

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?

One Week Away: Paul Stanley’s New Book, “Backstage Pass”

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”

Composer Exposure: Behind the Music of “Game of Thrones”

The “Composer Exposure” series allows the composers behind our favorite soundtracks to bathe in the spotlight. This week we cover Game of Thrones mastermind, Ramin Djawadi, and provide you with all you need to know on the man behind one of the most recognizable theme songs on the planet. In the (soon-to-be) eight seasons it’s been on TV, Game of Thrones has provided us with … Continue reading Composer Exposure: Behind the Music of “Game of Thrones”

Inside Look: Review of the As I Lay Dying North America Tour 2019

Tour: As I Lay Dying North America Tour 2019 Date: March 19th, 2019 Location: Detroit, Michigan Artists: Frost Koffin, Currents, Phinehas, As I Lay Dying To start off the night, an unlikely group, ‘Frost Koffin’ hit the stage. I have never heard of Frost Koffin before this tour and they have only released a self-titled album. These guys have flares of Pantera, Asking Alexandria and … Continue reading Inside Look: Review of the As I Lay Dying North America Tour 2019

Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: “The Dirt” and the Next Motley Crue Revolution

Motley Crue, “The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” embody the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle that is so often glamorized in the media. The band’s tell-all biography, The Dirt, which has recently been turned into a Netflix film, gives their fans an opportunity to explore that lifestyle. Composed of Nikki Sixx (bass), Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitar) and Tommy Lee (drums), Motley … Continue reading Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: “The Dirt” and the Next Motley Crue Revolution

Ian Munsick: Octaves Above the Competition

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

The Ren-Emo-Saince: The Emo Scene’s Comeback

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

Introducing WildHeart, Putting Atlanta Back on the Map

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

Replacing Chester Bennington: Should Linkin Park Get a New Lead Singer?

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?

Inside Look: A Review of The Dangerous Tour 2019

Tour: The Dangerous Tour Date: February 19th, 2019 Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan Venue: The Intersection Artists: August Burns Red, Fit For A King, Miss May I and Crystal Lake Crystal Lake The Japanese metalcore band came out swinging with a drum solo and older tracks, ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Six Feet Under’. The crowd broke the room open as Ryo, vocalist, joins them while they burst into … Continue reading Inside Look: A Review of The Dangerous Tour 2019

Review: “Televiolence” by Promise Breaker

Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based band Promise Breaker released their third LP, entitled Televiolence, on February 20th. For the uninitiated, Promise Breaker’s unmistakable sound features vocalist Tyler Beam’s deep, guttural delivery overtop punishingly heavy guitars and slamming drums. The band discusses topics ranging from society, to insanity, to the obscure in their lyrics. Their debut, self-titled LP released in 2016 and clocked in at 13 minutes across 8 … Continue reading Review: “Televiolence” by Promise Breaker

ADTR Formally Announce Summer 2019 Tour with Knocked Loose and Boston Manor

Following a vast amount of rumors circling their media following, A Day To Remember (ADTR) took to social media Monday morning to announce their Summer 2019 tour with hardcore phenoms Knocked Loose and pop punk band Boston Manor. This comes following the “15 Years in the Making” tour, which took place in early 2018. ADTR is widely known for blending sounds from pop punk and … Continue reading ADTR Formally Announce Summer 2019 Tour with Knocked Loose and Boston Manor

Horns: The Band Shifting the Rock Culture of the Dominican Republic

It comes as no question that music rules the world. Regardless of the country or state, music makes its presence known and plays a huge role in society. Music dates back as far as history allows and it has adapted immensely over time. Since then, people have divided music into genres, all of which has developed some sort of following by the masses. Country by … Continue reading Horns: The Band Shifting the Rock Culture of the Dominican Republic

Endless Summer Breathes New Life into Beloved Classic Sounds

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

A Star, Born Again; Lady Gaga Takes on Rock and Roll

A phenom in a class all her own, Lady Gaga is known worldwide for her eclectic and mind boggling fashion choices for red carpet appearances. Gaga claims that her bizarre style is an outward expression of her fame, whilst remaining at the center of her own guidance. When told that, as a woman in the music industry, her appearance should portray beauty and sex-appeal, she … Continue reading A Star, Born Again; Lady Gaga Takes on Rock and Roll

Ace Frehley Sparks Uprising Upon the End Of The Road Kickoff

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

A Friend in You, A Friend in Music

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

Politicore: How Stray From The Path Changed Hardcore Forever

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

Randy Houser’s “Magnolia” packs Nostalgia from the Nineties

Reminiscent of classic 90’s dance hall greats that make you what to take someone dancing under neon, Randy Houser kicks off 2019 in elaborate fashion. A classic taste of country, delivered in a well curated package at just the right time, Houser’s latest album: Magnolia is a classic in its own right with only a couple weeks under its belt. With anticipation mounting and fans … Continue reading Randy Houser’s “Magnolia” packs Nostalgia from the Nineties