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Hasbro released another fun episode from their series, My Little Pony: The Retro Show: Remember Megan? ūüźī Behind the Magic! ✨ My Little Pony: The Retro Show | #TBT!

Travel back to a time of scrunchies and slap bracelets with My Little Pony: The Retro Show! Tapping into our heritage with 80's and 90's-inspired videos, Pop Up Pony gives fans a peek behind the curtain of music videos from the original series, Behind the Magic takes a retrospective look at iconic My Little Pony characters from the 80's, and some special surprise episodes will pay homage to totally tubular friends.

Tune in to the My Little Pony YouTube Channel for new episodes of the wonderfully wacky My Little Pony: The Retro Show, including watch the newest episode featuring OGer Megan HERE.


Polish melodic black / death metal mavericks DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS recently announced the signing with Non Serviam Records.

Today the band unveils the first single taken from their upcoming release, "Postmortem Whispering Crows" EP, a follow up to their critically acclaimed 4th studio record “The I”.

Check out the new single "Interregnvm" over HERE.


Metal, industrial, rock, electronic act OUR FRANKENSTEIN have been around for sometime, writing and recording as well as releasing some material of theirs, playing shows left and right whenever possible. But for the time being frontman vocalist Ryan Frankenstein talks of the band's current state of being, their music of course along with further plans of the future ahead.


1. It's been a little over a year since we last spoke, during which your album "The Sovereign Of Violence", was in the process as well as an EP "Scorpion Eye" being released too. So whereabouts is the album mentioned prior?

Ryan: It has been a while since we last spoke! A lot has changed in that time. Last year we in fact put out the Scorpion Eye EP. It sort of was a break away from the old sound that sort of was what we started this band out as but at the same time we very much stayed true to the core of the "Our Frankenstein Sound". We explored some new genres and expanded our artistic pallet a bit. As for the prior album, "The Sovereign Of Violence" this was something that kept getting put on halt. At the time of the recording of the album we were a very young and still naive band...even if I don't like to admit it. Various circumstances made the completion of the record difficult. Plain and simple, I barely had experience making a full length album. We were a young fucking band. After we completed The Hearts and Horror's Tour at the end of 2017 we had parted ways with some band members shortly after and I felt this album was not where the band was at anymore creatively. Essentially the band had to be created again from the ground up. That is where Scorpion Eye came into play. That EP was very much a rebirth for this band.

2. Since it's been twice that we have spoken, has the band's line-up and or sound changed at all?

Ryan: I'd say our lineup here has changed a bit. Right now on drums we have Michael Minister, Squid on bass, Straza on guitar, and our latest addition is our keyboardist Brenton Fergeson. Since his addition was made to the band I'd say a lot in our sound has changed. Not only has our presence with industrial improved but he has thrown in a lot of his own influences into our music. Such as hip-hop/trap.

3. The band would go on to release some tracks off the unreleased album, how many tracks were released?

Ryan: Technically only two songs were released but we later released "OWL" with Ginger V. as a B side on our soundcloud.  There are a lot more songs on that album that may see the light of day some day...who knows. We have this great song with Justin Symbol A.K.A. Star Daddy that we have performed a handful of times and that one is a complete banger. It would be a crime to not eventually release or revamp that track in some way. Who knows. We can only look towards the future.

4. During on of your recent shows, you performed a version of the "mosh pit" known as the "wall of death", is this something new in your band's performances or have you always had it set in stone?

Ryan: I've seen various different forms of moshing at our shows so I really cant say. Nothing is ever set in stone at any of our shows. If it happens...it happens. I have noticed a trend of our crowd getting more involved in our shows. Whether it is moshing or dancing. I think people are starting to get it a little now so they are open to this aggression. I love it regardless.

5. Who or what is the Bubonic Corp.?

Ryan: It's funny you say that because we sure as hell don't know who they are. They slithered into our instagram DM's one day and after that they began high jacking all our social media. All I can tell you is that they are sneaky little bastards and their motives cant be good. Something tells me over time they will make their presence known.

6. Can you explain what this "#newera" is all about as well?

Ryan: The "New Era" is foreboding what is to come. What we plan to do. What I plan to do. For almost a year or so we hid ourselves away and stopped doing shows. We wanted to create a new full length album the right way. Everything you will be hearing and everything you will be seeing is leading up to what this record is. I do not want to give too much away but we have something really special coming. And possibly something new coming even sooner...ssshhh.

7. When it comes to the band's appearances, your style seems to have changed from 2016 to 2018 to present day, those years being the last times spoken, why the change up? Will "this" be a staple from here on out?

Ryan: I find that it's much easier for me to perform when I create a character to use as an extension of my personality. In each era this band has I take on a new "persona". First it was The Sovereign, then it was Scorpion Eye, now it's...well I guess you will find out. But with that the look changes a bit every time.

8. It also looks as if the band's logo has changed it's design to, why and how come?

Ryan: I'm all about change and constantly evolving with this band. It was only natural for the logo to change over time.

9. What does the rest of 2019 have in-store for Our Frankenstein?

Ryan: It looks we have some more shows coming up. Including our one at Bar Sinister with Dead Animal Assembly Plant and Sons of Providence on September 28th. We also plan on putting the final touches on our new album that should have a release date shortly. Once all that is said and done you can expect to see a lot more of us. Things have been building up for a while.

10. Is that your final say to this discussion of ours?

Ryan: Yes it is. Thank you so much for speaking to me.


Skate pop punks THE SWIFTS have released their new album "All Sunshine", along with having their track "Normal" for the "Snowsurfers and Skaterockers 2" compilation album! So of course the band had to take sometime to discuss these releases and much more!

1. Let’s start off with an icebreaker. If you could describe your band in 3 words, what would they be?

Very. Good. Question. I’ll go with loud, fast and aging. 

2. What are your names and what do you do in the band?

I’m Mike, I sing and play rhythm guitar. We got Rob on lead guitar, Jim on the bass and Rich on the drums.  Everybody sings backup but Jim does the majority.   

3. "All Sunshine" is the latest offering, but what can be said about it that has not already been said?

Initially I described the album as being pop-punk.  But lately it’s being described as skate-rock which I am fully embracing.  So to say something that’s never been said about it, I would say that we accidentally made a skate-rock record. 

4. What was the recording process like for the album?

I loved the recording process. It’s so much fun and gratifying to see a song go from an idea to a fully finished product.  That whole creative process is my favorite thing about being in a band. I love seeing everyone’s ideas come together.  We recorded at The Keep Recording studio in Denver and Ahrue Luster produced it. I highly recommend them both.   

5. Do you have a favorite song off this record if so which and why?

For me it’s still October Sky.  It’s about the day my Mom passed away.  So not only is it the most personal song on the record, it’s also pretty different than the other tunes.  It’s also become my favorite song to play live. 

6. You guys are a newer band so many people might know about your history. Would you be able to delve into it a little?

We’ve actually been around for a few years.  We started as a cover band playing mostly 80's songs at warped punk speed.  We did that for a couple years.  It was really fun but eventually we started writing songs.  Slowly we started working in more of the original songs into the cover sets.  By 2016 we only played our songs.  We also recorded our first EP in 2016 with Ahrue.  Then in 2017 we went back into the studio to record All Sunshine. 

7. Where does a band name like The Swifts come from?

It’s one of the great mysteries of the world.  No one is really sure.  All we know is that it came out of Rob’s head somewhere…somehow. 

8. What would you say separates you from other bands in the scene?

This is a tough question to answer.  We are the band that we are.  Meaning that we’ve never had a deliberant effort to be different…if that makes sense.  There are so many bands that I look up to that if someone told me we sound like them I’d be wildly flattered.  But if I attempt to extract some common themes from all the feedback and reviews of All Sunshine, I’d say it’s Rob’s guitar playing, the somewhat unpredictable chord patterns that occur without losing the core melody and the blend of pop-punk, surf-rock and skate-rock that set us apart. 

9. How did Ross Audibles endorse guitarist Rob Hinerman of The Swifts?

There is some history with Rob and Ross Audibles going back to their roots in Chanute, KS and that gave us the connection.  Quite simply they are a legendary company and wonderful people that liked Rob’s playing and were gracious enough to work with us. 

10. Why and how did The Swifts get featured on the “Snowsurfers and Skaterockers 2” Punk Compilation Album?

We saw that the comp was being put together and submitted "Normal" for it.  George, the gentleman the put out the comp gave it listen, liked it and there you have it. We were really excited to be on it along with so many great bands. I am a skater myself so it’s right up my alley. 

11. Why did you want to play this genre?

It’s all I know. This punk genre chose me when I was about 14 years old. Once I heard it I never strayed from it. I truly love this genre and am thankful for all the experiences it has given me. 

12. What sort of other plans does the band have in-store for now into the rest of this year?

Just getting out and playing some shows. I’d love to get back into the studio late this year or early next year.  Thanks for the great discussion! 


Falling In Reverse have announced their Fall 2019 tour plans. The band will embark on the headline Episode IV Tour with Crown the Empire and Tom MacDonald. The tour is presented by The Noise. All dates are below.

TOUR DATES:

11/7 — Ventura, CA — Ventura Theater
11/8 — Flagstaff, AZ —The Orpheum
11/9 — Tucson, AZ —The Rialto Theatre
11/11 — Dallas, TX —House of Blues
11/12 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
11/14 — Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom
11/15 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
11/16 —Rochester, NY — Main Street Armory
11/17 — Columbus, OH — Athenaeum Theatre
11/19 — New Haven, CT —Toad's Place
11/20 — Providence, RI —The Strand
11/22 — Stroudsburg, PA — The Sherman Theater
11/23 — Albany, NY— Upstate Concert Hall
11/24 — Wilmington, DE — The Queen
11/26 — Grand Rapids, MI — Intersection
11/27 — Belvidere, IL — Apollo Theatre AC
11/29 — Omaha, NE —The Slowdown
11/30 — Madison, WI —The Sylvie
12/1 — Columbia, MO —The Blue Note
12/3 — St Louis, MO The Pageant
12/10 — San Francisco, CA — The Regency Ballroom
12/11 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues


Young Medicine have released their all new album titled "Interlinked". The artwork, tracklisting can be found below with album packages HERE.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Within Cells
2. Interlinked
3. Shinju
4. Partner in Time, Partner in Crime
5. Living Fiction
6. Incommunicado
7. This Breaks the World
8. Not Human
9. Victim of Inertia
10. Little Miss Anthropy
11. Memoria
12. Memoria Reprise
13. Violent Delights


Grammy-nominated and Gold-selling hard rock heavyweights Killswitch Engage have just released the video for the song "The Signal Fire" from their new album Atonement, out now via Metal Blade Records. Current and former KsE singers Jesse Leach and Howard Jones trade vocals in this simple but electrifying performance clip. Watch the video, directed by the band's longtime collaborator Ian McFarland (The Godfathers of Hardcore, Meshuggah), HERE.


Rapper Chad Rico or the rapping math professor as he's known as, is getting ready to release a handful of singles from his upcoming release titled "12 Weeks of Summer". This hip hop rapping music project is to be released via Gold ad Gems Records, with the assorted singles being called "Still Wit It", "Success with the Shade", "Wonder", and "Sleep in the Phantom". Upon listening to these tracks as a whole, this rapping hip hop go getter Chad Rico has got the pipes and talent to spill the rhymes and tones as it were. Each of these tracks being catchy in their tone approach, with the beats being unique and rather interesting in style choice. The sound's being original and sleek at times. Vocalization wise his way with the lyrics make the tracks more enjoyable, hearing clean cut vocals heard loud and clear. Each one of these tracks, just becomes more listenable at times really. You’re like never bored with the material, in fact the music just keeps being entertaining for the whole way through of this EP’s “12 Weeks of Summer” release. Chad Rico may be a math professor and teaches too, but his passion shows loads within his rap and hip hop beats and tones. He makes it works well, and surely will continue to intertwine his educational side and music side, to make them both collide engagingly well.


The 2019 Pok√©mon World Championships drew to a close yesterday following three days of intense matches and friendly competition in Washington, DC. The best Trainers from around the world attended the 16th annual event to take part in the premier tournament for Pok√©mon video games and the Pok√©mon Trading Card Game (TCG). This year’s event featured the Pok√©mon Ultra Sun and Pok√©mon Ultra Moon video games, as well as Pokk√©n Tournament DX. More than 7,000 players and fans from around the globe gathered in the nation’s capital at the world’s most prestigious Pok√©mon event.

The Pok√©mon World Championships is an invitation-only event held in a different location every year, for which players can qualify by competing in various local, regional, and international tournaments. This year’s champions were awarded a one-of-a-kind Pok√©mon World Championships trophy, an invitation to the 2020 Pok√©mon World Championships, and a monetary prize in the form of a scholarship, cash prize, or Travel Certificate. The prize pool this year totaled more than $500,000 in prizes.

The 2019 Pokémon World Champions are:

    2019 Pok√©mon TCG Junior Division World Champion, Haruki Miyamoto of Japan

    2019 Pok√©mon TCG Senior Division World Champion, Kaya Lichtleitner of Germany

    2019 Pok√©mon TCG Masters Division World Champion, Henry Brand of Australia

    2019 Pok√©mon Video Game Junior Division World Champion, Pi Wu of Taiwan

    2019 Pok√©mon Video Game Senior Division World Champion, Ko Tsukide of Japan

    2019 Pok√©mon Video Game Masters Division World Champion, Naoto Mizobuchi of Japan

    2019 Pokk√©n Tournament Senior Division World Champion, ashninja1 of the United States

    2019 Pokk√©n Tournament Masters Division World Champion, Subutan of Japan


2019 POK√ČMON TRADING CARD GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists

World Champion: Haruki Miyamoto of Japan

Second Place: Isaac Terceira of the United States

Senior Division Finalists

World Champion: Kaya Lichtleitner of Germany

Second Place: Grant Shen of the United States

Masters Division Finalists

World Champion: Henry Brand of Australia

Second Place: Shintaro Ito of Japan

2019 POK√ČMON VIDEO GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists

World Champion: Pi Wu of Taiwan

Second Place: Teddy French of the United Kingdom

Senior Division Finalists

World Champion: Ko Tsukide of Japan

Second Place: Lewis Tan of Australia

Masters Division Finalists

World Champion: Naoto Mizobuchi of Japan

Second Place: Hirofumi Kimura of Japan

2019 POKK√ČN TOURNAMENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Senior Division Finalists

World Champion: ashninja1 of the United States

Second Place: Kato of Japan

Masters Division Finalists

World Champion: Subutan of Japan

Second Place: Haruyuki of Japan

The location of the 2020 Pokémon World Championships was also announced during the closing ceremony on Sunday evening, to be held in London, U.K.

For more information about Play! Pokémon, please visit: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/

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