Being in a trio band can be very hard work. Each musician must work a little bit more than those who may have four or more members in their group. Post-punk group Castle Black on the other hand, make it seem like being in a trio band is a walk in the park. With a female-front founder, vocalist, and guitarist, Leigh Celent, she takes the bull by the horns by creating music that helps empower women, but also stores hope that the music made nowadays can motivate people to make a change.
As the old saying goes "music soothes the savage beast." When words cannot describe how you're feeling, music does. On March 29, through Smartpunk Records, Blessing A Curse, a heavy swinging metalcore, rap-metal, pop-rock group from Orlando, is going to rock the music world, when their album Waste comes out. To give fans a sneak peek as to what will be on the album, the group released a single that is titled the same as the album, "Waste."
Is it a surprise that a band with the imagery and name of Dorothy Does Drugs comes from Florida? No, not really. We all know it's the meca of the vibrant and strange. Despite the Oz aesthetic, their sound leans into classic goth rock. Recently, Bre spoke with guitarist, Daze.
Anyone that's read our publication for awhile knows, I've got a bit of a soft spot for leather-clad, gallon of hair spray, wearing more makeup than your stripper sister style visual bands. Hear me when I say my love for Salems Lott goes way beyond an aesthetic preference. This is what should be coming out of Los Angeles. This is the legacy Mötley Crüe left behind on Sunset. This is metal at it's truest.
A project born out of the coalition of musicians, The Silencer offers a sound reminiscent of melodic death metal's past, yet claims its own identity. With driving forces that take stock in emotional investments and a skilled lineup of members, they've got a recipe for something truly fantastic. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with two members of this new phenomena:
It takes a very special kind of person to hold onto that spark. I know that Arkangela has the ability to become true trailblazers in modern metal. As they're heading closer to new releases, I wanted to take time to speak in-depth with their vocalist, Ryan, regarding their debut EP Limbo. The six track record dropped in 2015 and marked the band as something poetically strange.
Over the years, I've had the pleasure of meeting plenty of characters on the road. Today, for the first time in a year and a half, I finally have one of my favorite weirdos back for an interview. After following a handful of changes as a musician, Armando is back with a new project, a band entitled Black Garden. With one of the freshest and most ear-pleasing tones I've heard in a long time, I guarantee you'll fall in love with their music quickly.
Pennsylvania natives Inner Temple describe themselves as "an alternative rock band that blends sludgy distorted progressions, emotionally charged lyrics, and heavy sounding patterns together to create a modern and fresh twist". I couldn't describe it better! Just like the many great bands we work with out of the Philly & Scranton-Wilkes Barre scenes, they're renovating traditional rock to give it an all new sound. Recently I spoke with the members that make up this outfit!
As we rest on the Eve of Halloween, I feel it's only appropriate to unleash some of my favorite new ghouls. These days, it's rare I find bands that can completely capture me in their web, but Raging Dead has managed to do exactly that. Originating from the enchanting city of Cremona, Italy, they bring a refreshing and disturbing Horror Punk sound to the table. Enjoy as we discuss their Russian tour, influences, and much more!
Nashville's own Our Last Trial stopped to talk with us shortly before taking the stage at Rocketown. This Christian metal group made sure to bring the laughs as we discussed some of their best stories so far!
Describing themselves as "a band full of promises", Pennsylvania outfit I Hate Heroes encases a hopeful and vivid sound. The Post-Hardcore genre has a tendency to get repetitive, as any genre can, but these guys really break the mold. In between stops on their most recent U.S. tour, we were able to talk a bit with the five men that make up this trailblazing band!
Using monikers and masks, [MINUS ME] is bringing attention back to the music and performance. With a veil of mystery, they commit to a horrifying and aggressive aesthetic you won't find anywhere else. Recently I had a chat with these anonymous abominations!
This new age rock band has been making huge waves fast. Coming from the Big Smoke of London, Hunter & The Bear offer a refreshing new melody. In a scene full of heavy artists, they bring in a soft yet strong sound. Recently I had the chance to talk with their frontman, Will Irvine.
Watch as Rob once again proves why I don't trust him. One of our most unhinged interviews to date, this is one you shouldn't miss! We caught up with our talented friends in Echo Black while they were out supporting Psyclon Nine.
While on tour with Famous Last Words, we caught The Funeral Portrait not too far from home! These Georgia natives made their way to Nashville, TN to discuss conspiracy theories and hopefully not get our channel shut down in doing so.