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WALKING DEAD ON BROADWAY release the video for their new single "Song Of Courage". The video closes the video trilogy, which started with "Hostage To The Empire" and was continued with "Gospel Of The Kingdom". All 3 songs were the singles of the upcoming album "Dead Era", which will be released on Sep. 28th 2018. Check it HERE.


Heavy metal of the traditional new wave kind is what Children Of The Reptile considers themselves to be. In this case, they have a few releases, including most recent being a full-length titled "The End". According to them the two full-length are about 45 minutes in length time-wise, with the EP at 25 minutes in length of time. So in other words, it's a lot of good riffs to go around. As such, vocalist/guitarist Ozzie Darden goes into further details about their music and future plans!


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Ozzie: We truly started in 2010 with most of the current members onboard. Chrils Millard(guitar) and I formed the band after leaving our former bands. David Hufham (Bass) and Jon Kiker (Drums), high school friends of Chris, jumped onboard and we gelled pretty quickly. We played around North Carolina recording songs whenever we had made enough money to do so. In 2013, we released our first album. (“Children of the Reptile”) Shortly thereafter, Jon Kiker, our first drummer, quit the band for personal reasons. A few attempts were made to replace him and a few shows played, but it took until 2015 to get a truly permanent and stylistically appropriate replacement in Chase Kelly. Since Chase stabilized the throne, we’ve put out “The 4 Weapons EP” in 2016 and just a few short weeks ago, released our second full length album called “The End.”

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Ozzie: It’s actually the name of a song I wrote for my old band, Death Machine Weapon,s that we never played. It was based on the Reptites from the SNES game Chrono Trigger. They were sort of a primordial race of reptilian hyper intelligent humanoids who attempted to exterminate the early humans in 65,000,000 B.C in the game’s timeline. I wrote the song about them, titled it “Children of the Reptile” and decided to make it my next band’s name. We still play the song, it’s the last track on our first record and still one of our best, in my opinion.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Ozzie: We’re based out of Wilmington North Carolina. The scene here is pretty fruitful for heavy music. We’re the home of Weedeater, Toke, ASG, Sourvein, and Thunderlip. So it’s a pretty top heavy scene. We’ve been sort of in a lull for new metal bands but it seems like there’s finally some other bands starting to pop up. Our favorite local band is called Mortal Man, though. If you like metal or hard rock, you gotta check out their bandcamp page.

4. How would you describe your style?

Ozzie: So, if you’re a fan of the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal, you’ll like us. We try not to just ape bands from 1982 or whatever because we really like Mastodon and Death and shit like that too. But our foundation will always be in Iron Maiden, Manilla Road, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, etc.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

“Children of the Reptile” - Full Length, 2013
“The 4 Weapons EP” - EP, 2016
“The End” - Full Length, 2018

The full lengths are about 45 minutes, the EP is about 25. You can expect a lot of good fuckin’ riffs!

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Ozzie: We’re always writing something but nothing new is completed as a band right now. We expect to be playing brand new material live by the middle of the year, and hopefully start recording it by the end of 2018.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Ozzie: We just went on a short string of dates in support of “The End” so nothing big planned out right now. We’d like to make a run up north over the summer if possible, but due to our lives and jobs and all that lame shit, it’ll probably be a run of less than a week. It’s just the reality of modern touring, unfortunately, everything is more expensive. I’m 34 and married. The other guys are in their mid 20's but we all gotta show up at work most days, you know?

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Ozzie: We really just wanna have fun and take it as far as we can while not hemorrhaging money. None of us wanna be rock stars but we want people to hear our music. If our ceiling is “regional well loved touring act” that’s fine with us.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Best spot is on bandcamp: (https://cotr.bandcamp.com/). You can listen to and buy all of it there! If you want physical copies, best thing to do is message us on our Facebook page.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Ozzie: To me, the best thing about metal is that is gets the imagination firing. I think we all aim to do that with our music in this band, so if somebody remembers just getting that heroic or evil feeling creeping into their bones after a particularly powerful riff we’ll have done our jobs.


Hard rock band NoClue, was a thing way back when, shall we say in the 80's to 90's then the band would separate, forming under an all new namesake NewClue. Their most recent debut being an EP titled "Mystic Winds", with all else being in the works in regards to shows and more music. The band goes into discussion about their re-formation, music, and more.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Wow, that’s a long story… As formed in the very late ’80's playing clubs all over New England, “New Clue” was “No Clue” back in the day. After about 6 or 7 years, we went our separate ways. Of course there were multiple changes of the players throughout the years but the current line-up is the best of what was “No Clue” at one time. 

Vocals: Neil Whittington
Guitar: William Gould Jr.
Bass: Brian Dickinson
Drums: Joe Cetrone

The 2014 reformation of yesteryear’s “New Clue”, has gained awards, a record contract with the release of our EP – “Mystic Winds”, 03/25/2016 on Unable Records in Cherry Hill, NJ. Now in rotation and hitting the charts. on many Internet Radio Stations, Networks & Shows.  We gained awards on its release.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

I have No Clue, lol.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

New England (RI & CT)… Today, we are a writing & recording project. With members that are also members of other bands and focuses in life . Our drummer Joe is in “Holy Diver” - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio. They gig almost every weekend. We recommend you check them out… Google them!

4. How would you describe your style?

Nostalgic Metal Reborn with a “New Clue”.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

On CDBaby, we released an LP “Blast From the Past” just after our reformation in 2014. It’s a lot of the recordings that we did in the “No Clue” days. Combined with some recordings that Will had recorded some music tracks that he gave to Neil and he wrote some stories to tell over them (lyrics). Done on our own.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Not actively. We put everything into our Rebirth and are banking on its success. Give it a listen. Hope that you like it & download it to your libraries or buy the CD too at www.unablerecords.com/newclue. You can Google search us & find MANY sites streaming our songs.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

That is all based on sales of our EP. If it goes well, well then we go tour. We did our gigging in clubs when we were “No Clue”. It was lots of fun! We drew BIG crowds.  Joey is still giggin & active in “Holy Diver” but we are a writing & recording project. You get to hear the best of us.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Again, that is all based on sales of our EP. If it goes well then we go on tour to play it live. Then back into the studio with the funds from its sales. We are still writing but are putting all of our efforts into helping the world catch a NewClue with  “Mystic Winds”

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

The world of radio listeners is our stage. The largest is “The 365 Radio Network”. They have our songs in rotation on their 22 stations. Plus others (Radio WIGWAM in the UK, Digital Revolution Radio, Kool Rock Radio and more). Plus many radio shows have us in rotation (WHJY’s - Sound Check, Ralph’s Music of the World, Liege of Cookies, Rock Candy Radio Show and many others). You can also find us on college radio stations or any Music Streaming sites (SoundCloud, SoundClick, ReverbNation, NumberOneMusic, MusicClout .com & etc). Anyone can Google search us out & find MANY sites and internet radio stations to hear us. To download or pick up a CD go to www.unablerecords.com/newclue. There are many links to download from (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, Qobuz) or order it on CD there too.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We are NOSALGIC METAL REBORN with a NewClue… Metal that was BIG when AC/DC, Iron Maiden, QueensRyche, Led Zeppelin & more were in your ears. With a new twist (Short intros… BANG into the song). We had to cut out all of the intros to made it more “Today”.


Heavy metal, rockers Crown of Earth, have released their self-titled album as of late, with newer music as process in the making of course! Besides that, they will be playing some shows coming up with a lot more planned out! Frontman vocalist Danny Knight talks about the band, their music and all of the plans set for many years to come.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Danny: Hello everyone! I’m Danny Knight. I’d be glad to answer your questions. Thanks for
the opportunity!

Well, Crown of Earth started out as a couple of guys trying to put a band together in the basement. Michael Ellis (Guitarist and cofounder for COE) and his best buddy for many years, Nikki Shannon (on Drums), they had some songs together and they needed a lead guitarist to lay down a solo on a track called Pile Driver (​find it on Crown of Earth’s debut CD release​). They somehow got in contact with a friend of mine named Christopher Graziola (Lead Guitarist). They met with Chris and they tracked the song the very next day. Well, it went over so well that they decided to continue jamming together.

As some time went on, Christopher kept asking me to check out a project he’s in, called Megalon. You know that creature that fought with Godzilla? I’ll tell you about that some other time. Well, I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to get into a band at the time. I just wasn’t feeling it, but Chris asked me enough times to finally convince me to check out what he had going on. I finally made it over to Mike’s house in Northeast Philadelphia where they were rehearsing and I jumped into a couple of their songs. I really liked what I heard so I decided to keep working with them. We built up a good team and everyone was on the same page. We all know how hard to find that can be. I called in a friend on bass, Matt Harrigan, and we began to rehearse and eventually recorded the self titled debut album, ​CROWN OF EARTH​. I really hope you enjoy it because we’re all very proud of it.

Due to scheduling constraints with Matt, the decision was made to bring in MarkyZ on bass to cover the live shows. MarkyZ transitioned into our current and long lasting bassist. Shortly after a few drummer hiccups and a number of drummer changes, we finally landed our current drummer, Vinny Corrado.

Band members:

Vocals - Danny Knight
Lead Guitar - Christopher Graziola
Rythem Guitar - Michael Ellis
Bass - MarkyZ
Drums - Vinny Corrado

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Danny: Hahaha, this is a good one. ​You must know what a tough road bands travel down in order to ask this question? It’s always difficult for bands to find that “right name”. Well, Crown of Earth started out as Megalon. You know the creature that fights Godzilla? Well, I contacted the Japanese company who owns the rights to “Megalon” and they politely asked me to choose a different name. So we went back to the drawing board and started throwing names at each other again. One day I went to the local library and came across a children's series of books, so I brought my list of suggestions to the guys at rehearsal and Mike Ellis noticed Crown of Earth on my list and really loved it. He said it reminded him of Black Sabbath’s original name “Earth”. I did the typical domain name search and to me, if any dot.com was available, at that point, I would have selected any name. Everything just fell into place and low and behold, it was available and here we are. So for me, the main reason the name fit us is because it had an available .com that we could use. Hahaha Check us out at www.crownofearth.com.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Danny: CROWN OF EARTH was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We established a pretty good fan base and I really feel that we are on solid ground here. I think our name is well known on the local level and surrounding regions. Yes, there are many bands that I can recommend but it would take all day… a few to mention off the top would be: Eyes of the Living, Apex Predator, New Breed of Villan, Traverse the Abyss, Mach 22, Infernal Opera, there are so many more around here, it’s just too many to list. Maybe you could go on our COE ​Facebook Page​ and see who is “liked” and pick some out from there? Go ahead and have a field day!

4. How would you describe your style?

Danny: Basically we’re all on the same page when it comes to our musical influences. They pretty much stem from all the hard hitting, timeless artist in Rock and Metal history. A lot of the influence comes from the (NWOBHM) movement in the 80’s. However, our drummer Vinny Corrado has a more modern metal musical influence brought to us by bands such as: The Black Dahlia Murder, Killswitch Engage, Death, Within The Ruins. He’s fairly diversified on the metal scene.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Danny: Our debut CD was released and has been well received. However, we are currently recording new songs for our next album. We will be releasing a new song around the end of June called “Deth Becomes You” ...yes, it's spelled correctly. Please find our current album at this link here… ​https://www.crownofearth.com/shop​. Also go search iTunes ​, ​CDBaby​, and ​Amazon​. If you like melodic vocals, major guitar riffage, plenty of guitar solo’s, heavy bass lines with melody, and pounding drums, then I think it’s safe to say that you might enjoy our music, too.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Danny: As I stated above, we will be releasing a new song at the end of June. It will be in rotation on D.J. Titan’s show on ​www.digitalrevolutionradio.com​ as part of a competition of “Indie Label Bands” versus “Major Label Bands.” Please check out that station for more details regarding Rob Halfords Team Malice vs. Crown of Earth’s Team Pile Driver. Support and Vote for the Indies please!!!!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Danny: Please keep an eye on our ​website ​and our ​Facebook page​ for gigs around the area. We always have a show somewhere and I’m really looking forward to a show with my friends in the legendary, Detroit Heavy Metal Horror Show - ​Halloween​! We’ll be heading there as direct support for them at ​Harpo’s Concert Theatre​ on Saturday, October 27th for the best Halloween party ever!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Danny: We’ve discussed this very question many times at band rehearsal. I think the answer is that we plan on sitting around for the next 8 years and eat an unbelievable amount of Cheetos and drink Yoohoo’s (which tastes horrible by the way, no offense) and pretty much, watch the years pass us by. Well, ya know... on second thought, if anyone out there is “loaded” and has the urge to see their name on the back cover of our next album, in the credits section as “executive producer”. Please feel free to contact us at: ​coe.band.info@gmail.com​. I’d be glad to make it happen, thank you very much!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Danny: As I mentioned above, please visit our official online presence at: www.crownofearth.com​ or follow our band on ​Facebook ​for the latest info regarding the band.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Danny: I would love for our music fans to remember that nothing is more important than to go out and support local musicians who perform their music, live. They bust their hump all day long at a regular job just to try and get a few moments of happiness by seeing your face in the crowd. Let’s try and make the band happier, and the crowd bigger these days by going out to see a live band. It’s good for the soul. Thank you!

Once again….

Contact Crown of Earth via Email: ​coe.band.info@gmail.com
www.crownofearth.com
www.facebook.com/crown.of.earth

Cool links:

http://domesound.net
Halloween
Harpo’s Concert Theatre

Follow D.J. Titan at: ​https://www.digitalrevolutionradio.com/

P.S. Check out ​Seven Spires as they have Joined Crown of Earth And Team Piledriver
To Take On Judas Priest And Team Malice This 4th of July In The 6 VS. 6 Battle Royale
In Digital Revolution Radio's 4th of July Blowout.

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http://www.cageheavymetal.com/
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https://www.sevenspiresband.com/

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