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

The Revival of Classic Country is Coming

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

Matt Pike’s Medical Emergency Causes High on Fire to Pull Out of Upcoming Tour

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

PH4DE: A New Standard in Music

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 Awards of the Year

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

The Long-Awaited Van Halen Reunion

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

An August Burns Red Christmas

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

The Takeover of SharpTone Records

Record labels have become the driving force for modern music. It has reached a point where a majority of band’s dream of landing a record deal and releasing an album. Growing up, I remember labels such as Victory and Fearless carrying the way for rock/metal/punk groups. I remember seeing the names of the same label coming up over and over again for all of these … Continue reading The Takeover of SharpTone Records

KISS Announces End of the Road Tour

“You wanted the best, you got the best.” The infamous words shouted seconds before KISS makes their entrance onto the stage will be heard one last time around the world before they ride off into the sunset as one of the most iconic rock groups to ever do it. After nearly 45 years of touring, KISS has decided to cap off a legendary career with one … Continue reading KISS Announces End of the Road Tour

Slipknot Challenges You to “All Out Life”

Metal gods Slipknot have delivered…again (shocker). The award-winning metal group are back with much more than just a single. The hype is real, boys and girls. We are officially in new album territory for the first time since 2014. Fresh off of .5: The Gray Chapter, the Iowa-based rockers are now set to release their sixth full-length album in 2019. Lead singer Corey Taylor  states that … Continue reading Slipknot Challenges You to “All Out Life”

How Marilyn Manson Changed Society Forever

By: Clay Drummond No artist has changed the course of history like Marilyn Manson. In a time when conservative politics dominated the United States, Manson did the unthinkable. He built an industrial metal empire with a fan base across the globe. However, Manson’s career has been continuously flooded by the dark side of society. Despite such a vast amount of criticism, he has relentlessly continued … Continue reading How Marilyn Manson Changed Society Forever