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Punk alternative band OUT OF MY WAY consists of a trio of members, whose time together has been short but sweet. Whilst releasing as they say a bunch of stuff, only to be found online! A handful of new material has been written and recorded and will likely be released in the form of something or other real soon though. In fact, the three trio members got together to disclose these matters and more.


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

We all have been friends for a long time and used to play in prior bands before we started Out of My Way. The band we had together most recently before we started Out of My Way consisted of us three plus one more person which constantly would come and go. Basically all three of us had become very close friends so when we sat down to to discuss starting a new band it was a pretty obvious thing to make Out of My Way a trio. - Tobias

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

We honestly had a really hard time finding a band name haha. One other name that was really close to making it was "A Punch or Two" which is a reference to Neck Deep’s song "Can’t Kick Up The Roots". The origin behind the name Out of My Way really isn’t much haha. Christian pitched it after a few beers at the bar along with like 20 other names and we all agreed that it sounded cool. - Tobias

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

We are based in Stockholm, Sweden and we all grew up in the suburbs just outside of town. The music scene here really isn’t much and a lot of places have been closing down in the past years but we are doing what we can to keep the scene alive. One legendary place here in Stockholm is Kafé 44 which has been around for 40 years or so. We played a show there last year and when I walked home that night I remember feeling like “As long as were here, the music scene will be alive”. A lot of people turned up and we had a blast. A local band we have to recommend is our friends in Those Without. We are super good friends even though they live in Örebro which is a town about 2 hours away from Stockholm. We try to hang out as often as we can and have played tons of shows together.
Remember where you heard their name first, cause those guys might be the next big thing! - Tobias

4. How would you describe your style?

We draw a lot of musical inspiration from the punk rock scene from the 90's from bands like Green Day, Offspring, NOFX, Rancid etc. but our influences are very diverse in terms of what we all listen to. For example Christian is really into a Swedish punk subgenre called "Trallpunk", Tobbe really likes country music and Charlie listens to a lot of hip hop and soundcloud rap so I guess we draw influences from all kinds of genres. We all help write the lyrics to our songs and we all draw a lot of inspiration from what is happening around us, what we see and what we hear. - Tobias

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

We have released a bunch of stuff so far. You can find it all on YouTube, Spotify and all those other places where you can find music. If you want something specific to look at we can really recommend the music video for our song "Privilege". - Tobias

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

Since around February this year we have six songs in total recorded, two of which we’ve released already. Our original plan for these six songs was to release 1-2 tracks off of it before releasing the rest and advertising it as a new EP. However, given the current state of streaming services (namely, Spotify) and the way new music is doled out, we eventually back-pedaled on that decision and instead opted to put out each song off of this EP individually, to funnel as much attention to each individual song as possible rather than spreading it too thin across too much material all at once. - Charlie

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

Once the pandemic is over, we’ll be out playing shows again. We all miss it so much! - Christian

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

First of all release the rest of the songs from our EP "What Can I Say". Currently we’re also working on new stuff. We’re trying to keep a constant flow and continuously release new stuff to get as much traction as possible. - Christian

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

We have sick music videos made by our buddies David Andersson and Isak Ohlander! They’re all on YouTube. Besides that you can find all our music on Spotify, Apple Music and every other major streaming platform. - Christian

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

Doesn’t have it to be anything overly profound, haha! I’d like to think people can hear our music for the first time and come off of with the impression that we have potential and talent, rather than being written off as sounding like "just another local band". - Charlie


Energetic punk rockers WASTING TIME have their debut album, 3 EP releases and a couple of single's too! With that said, an all new single is expected later on, with the band hoping to play very soon as well. The band goes into further detail about their style and array of content.


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

Lead vocalist/guitarist, Mad Vlad started the band in the late 2000's with a different lineup, which disbanded in 2009. Vlad ended up taking a break from music until early 2017 with a batch of new songs and new members: Mike on bass, Mark on lead guitar and Mikey on drums.

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

Vlad's Family Studies teacher in elementary school told him that he didn't stop being disruptive and wasting everyone else's time in class, he'd amount to nothing and end up working at McDonald's. It amused Vlad, and he never forgot it!

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

The band is based in Toronto, Canada. Our music scene is vast, with many bands/artists of many different genres and a few great venues in town to play in. We'd recommend Hangtime, Sixteen Scandals, Doghouse Rose, No Big Deal, Black Cat Attack and The Mendozaz. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Energetic and melodic punk rock with a dash of oldies influences.

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

We have released our first album, "Tales From The Morgue", 3 EP's, and 2 recent singles: "Only You" and "Sick Inside".

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

We'll be releasing a new single, "My Limited French" on July 24th followed by a second album out in the fall from recording sessions with Steve Rizun who has previously worked with The Flatliners, The Creepshow, The Anti-Queens and many other great bands. 

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

We will whenever we're allowed to and hopefully soon!

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

Release our second album later in the year and play live as much as we can when permitted to do so.

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

All major streaming sources such as Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, etc. We do not have a merch page yet, but people can directly message us on our Instagram account (@wastingtimemusic) to purchase our vinyl, CDs and shirts.

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

We hope they remember our melodies and lyrics, since we strive to write words that aren't cheesy. 


Blues acoustic artist and band guy MARK NELSON has his solo act as well as his trio band THE MARK NELSON BAND. Both of which have content out about, with new material always in the works! Mark himself, goes into talks about these groups and what he has lined-up next for them.


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

ANS: I was born with one arm but with songs in my head. It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I found a way of playing the guitar with one arm. I formed a rock band in my early 20s, the poppy heads, and at last was writing and performing pop songs. The band lineup changed over a period of 20 years sometimes it was hard rock almost grungy other times it was pure pop. We almost found fame when the legendary Gus Dudgeon managed to produce the band until his untimely death. Eventually I decided to go solo and acoustic playing ballads and blue songs. I’ve been doing it ever since both solo and with my own acoustic blues band. My blues band are: Paul Stone concussion, Kevin Rowe on bass and Glen Vaal on blues harp. I write all of the songs, sing and play guitar.

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

ANS: Nothing fancy really it’s just my name!

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

ANS: Based in Farnham in Surrey. There is a great live acoustic scene out here. Artists I would recommend are: Gavin Thomas & Hannah Turner

4. How would you describe your style?

ANS: A mixture of pop, acoustic ballads and blues

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

ANS: I have released four solo albums three pop ballads and a Psychedelic pop album, my blues band has one album out or original acoustic blues. I enjoy writing in a broad range of musical styles and I feel a 70's style funk album coming on. Expect anything but hopefully catchy songs.

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

ANS: I come up with a lot of varied ideas and a new blues band album is already half produced and that 70's funk thing is crying out to be heard so yes, lots in the pipeline.

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

ANS: With the lockdown still soldiering on my band is planning on hosting a live video watch party but no live venue performances planned yet.

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

ANS: I’m itching to get my electric guitar out again and maybe play my psychedelic rock album live otherwise just extend the blues set and keep striving to write the perfect pop song!

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

ANS: Website - marknelsonmusic.co.uk
Facebook - marknelsonsolo
YouTube - marknelson65

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

ANS: Quality, memorable songs which are mind-worms that never go away!


VYCEVERSA was like a lot of other bands, decided to form a band, seeing where it would go. For them though, it would lead them to write and record their debut EP, release some single's and hope to plan for the release of their first album! The band is always writing all new music all the time. Since times are though, there is nothing more for them to do but write music, promote themselves and hope everything plays out in the long run. See what else the band had to express about these matters and more.


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

Ricky Elam- Lead Vocals

Rhandy DeGarmo- Bass//Vocals

Kevin Rogers-Rhythm guitarist/Main composer

Ju McElroy-lead Guitar

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

If you notice it’s all in the name. We chose to spell “Vyce” in the effort of connecting with your own personal vyces that we all have. And the reversal and the idea that you can get yourself out of the negative right that you’re in!

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

We are located in Phoenix Arizona! The valley of the heat! There are tons of great bands out here including Emerald Isle and bands like The Word Alive and blessthefall are also from the same town we are.

4. How would you describe your style? We are a power pop rock band.

We have a lot of rock ‘n’ roll influences with pop influences as well. Very radio friendly.

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

So far we have released one single. We are getting ready to release another single here on the 17th and then we will begin the The release plan for the album!

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

We do! Our guitarists are currently working on new music every single day. We try to keep a library of music together so if the time came to need to write a ton of these songs we are ready to go!

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

Right now concerts are on hold. But there are certain things in motion to try to get the live show situation back to life. We are currently ready to go with an entirely second album ready to be released.

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

Individually in past bands we have toured. But as this new project we have not. However there are certain things in the works to make that happen so stay tuned for details on that for sure! Trust me when I say, we are dying to get on stage just as bad.

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

The single will release on the 17th of this month along with all the merchandise to go along with it! A little more than a week away! And you can pick that up at Facebook.com/vyceversamusic.

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

When I play shows I play shows for an escape. It helps me with my anger issues. And I know other individuals out there with anger issues. If I can play a show for someone who can connect with me And we can speak About their issues And forget about him as we rock out for 45 minutes then I am all for it! The way I look at it is quite simply this...If a kid came to our show and let his anger out in the Mosh Pit instead of in a school room or a mall, then we’ve done our job as a band!


Metalcore djent go getters CHASING APPARITIONS started off fine, going as far as releasing a debut EP. But soon after which caused the band to go on a hiatus, only to come back a few years later. Now the band has a full fledged line-up that won't stop the band from stopping or going anywhere else but to the top! The band goes into talks about their music, hiatus break and much more.


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

Back in 2016 Josey Stines (guitarist/vocalist) started Chasing Apparitions with Javin Foncannon (vocalist). We wrote an EP entitled “The Hedonist”. Shortly before heading to the studio we got a guy named Jordan Trumble to play guitar. The band eventually took a hiatus after recording the EP. In 2019 Josey decided it was time to get back to making music. Josey worked with Jacob Ortengren to write “Am I Worth Saving?”, recruited Justin Stubbs to fill in for vocals. Chasing Apparitions has never had a full line-up but that isn’t going to stop us from going anywhere.

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

I want to say that it’s something I saw on Tumblr once, I’ve tried to find the post saying it again, but I’ve yet to find it. To me the meaning of the name is Chasing Apparitions, chasing your dreams. Something that seems unattainable or just out of reach. Like you can feel it slip through your hands.

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

The band’s “home base” is Terre Haute, IN. That’s where I do everything. But the members are scattered. Josey lives in Indiana. Justin lives in Louisiana. & Jacob lives in Sweden.  The local bands I would recommend are Soulseeker & Relics. One of my goals next year is to tour with either of those bands. They’re really killing it.

4. How would you describe your style?

Metalcore. Djent.

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

So far we’ve released an EP called “The Hedonist” back in 2016. On May 8th we released our single “As Above, So Below” On August 7th we will be releasing the second single “L’appel Du Vide”. FFO: Born of Osiris, Architects, Fit For a King

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

On August 7th we will be releasing the second single “L’appel Du Vide”. We will be releasing more music shortly after, with an EP coming out before the end of the year. Stay up to date on our socials to find out when.

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

As it stands right now only having 2 full-time band members & COVID-19 shutting everything down. I don’t see that as a possibility, however I would love to do a small run in 2021 if I can make it happen.

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

Chasing Apparitions plans on releasing “Am I Worth Saving?” later this year & in the winter time we plan on going back in the studio to start writing a 2021 record. We want to be able to consistently push new music out so our fans are never getting a drought from us.

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

Chasing Apparitions is available online wherever music is sold. Our most popular sites are Spotify & Apple Music.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/721v4Lc0evXwSzsYje3kgb?si=-I15Tgk4RAiJXAqNFfJqlg.
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/chasing-apparitions/1094787525.
If you would like to buy merch, you can head on over to: https://www.ChasingApparitions.com.

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

The lyrics. I want you to remember it's okay to be sad or mad about the current state of the world. It’s okay for you to not understand what’s going on around you or how to deal with your own mortality. You’re not alone.


Alternative metal rockers PERSEIDE have two EP releases, and their debut album "The Only Thing". New music is in the works at the current time, with an EP likely to appear soon afterwards. The band hopes to play live really soon, because it's what they wanted besides creating music is playing it live! More discussion is said about this band if not even more than that!


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

Julien (voice / rhythm guitar): Everything started with four teenagers that wanted to start a rock band in 2001. We were in high school and were big music fans. We created the band almost 20 years ago!!! But despite all the difficulties in such time, the band still stands today: we have aged and every member has followed his own path (some had kids and everyone works in a different sector), but the passion is still the same, and the band is keeping us together to make the music we love and to share happiness with people that want to make a part of their road with us.

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

Perséide is the French name for the shooting stars that appear in France mid-august. They result from the Earth crossing the tail of the constellation of Perseus. In French, these shooting stars are called “les larmes du martyre de Saint-Laurent” (“tears of Saint-Laurent’s martyr”). As we known each other in childhood in a town called Saint-Laurent, and as we were astronomy fans, we decided to call the band after this awesome story.

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

The band is located in a town in France called Lyon. It’s the second biggest city in France, so the music scene is very rich and varied. Every music style is represented and it’s very interesting for a rock/metal band, because there are a lot of opportunities to play live, with many very talented bands that we would recommended to you: you could give an ear to some bands like In Balance, Stereotypical Working Class, and The Amsterdam Red Light District.

4. How would you describe your style?

It has always been difficult for us to describe our music style, because we really listen to a lot of influences. Personally, I came into metal music with classic bands like Metallica or Slayer, then I went to a “metalcore phase” (as every teenager ) and now I have a more various taste today. Adrien (lead guitar) was educated with progressive metal and Guillaume (bass) is a big nu metal fan! As for Anthony (drums), he’s into electro music and that’s why he loves to kick his bass drum so much!!! In total, this diversity is strength and we would describe our style as modern metal, ranging from pop to metalcore, with catchy synths and old school guitars: Perséide will remind you of your adolescence and that’s what we love!!! 

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

We really had a special path as a music band… Everything started really quick when we started to play together: we did a lot of gigs, had the chance to play live with huge bands like Soilwork, Cancer Bats, Protest The Hero… and we recorded two EP’s. But life did his job and we had to decrease the band’s activities due to our personal lives… I had to work hard for my professional career, Anthony traveled the world and Guillaume built his family. As for Adrien, he took advantage of it to work on his other music project. Almost ten years later, when life gave us the time to reunite each other to live our passion again, we decided to record our first album: “The Only Thing”. Because music is the only thing that can give you such emotions. This album is a declaration of love to rock music: you’ll find heavy riffs, scream parts, clean voices, guitar solos… Everything that makes us feel the music, and that we want to share with the people that feel it too.

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

We do. Our first album is just out but it has given us the inspiration to write new material and share new creations with the public. An EP is almost written, and we will go back in the studio really soon to record new songs. Stay tuned, new stuff will be out really really soon!!!

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

The reason we came into music, the goal of writing and recording new songs, is to play them live. I remember when we were kids: we loved to imitate our idols during their shows, and all we wanted was to get on stage to rock the audience. We started to make gigs quickly after the creation of the band, and we’ve always loved to share our energy with the public. As grown men, nowadays our goal is to keep this teenage energy on stage and remember the freshness of music through the shows! The next concert will take place to celebrate the release of the album, November 7th 2020 in the CCO, Lyon, France. It will be a big rock party with our friends from Stereotypical Working Class and Trank, and we will propose a rock show with a lot of surprises!

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

We are already working on new songs to record a new EP end 2020. A live video will be recorded during the concert for the release of the album, and 2021 will be marked with the release of new music videos and the new EP. We hope that it will allow us to book some great gigs with bands we love, and keep the inspiration to write new songs and make the experience even greater!

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

All our music is free to listen on every streaming platform (Spotify, Deezer…). Some merch is yet available (CD’s, T-shirts…) and you can buy it via our Facebook page or our Bandcamp account.

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

All that we want for our listeners is to enjoy. To feel free to love the music as we love it, no matter the style or influence. We have a lot of music influences and we always wanted to enjoy them together even if they could be contradictory. In a day of your life, you can be happy, sad, angry or crazy. The best way to live these emotions is to let them flow through you and to express them without holding back… That’s what we want to share with our music and live shows: you can be all these things at once and the music helps us to escape; even for the time of a song or a concert. Living and sharing this with our listeners to make them live these emotions with us to feel better is the more important thing for us.


Hard rockin, heavy blues groovers MOJO ALICE have their debut album "Liquid Sin" out, with a couple of more new songs in the works! More music and time to play will align soon enough, the band goes on chatting more or less about their history, and how much else they got planned!


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

Fate and the Universe put us together, we all answered the same advertisement: et voila!

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

Basically - Mojo is for the blues influence, the flecks of voodoo, beats, balls & guitar riffs you’ll find in our songs. Alice (reflective of Alice in Wonderland ) is for the story telling. Together - it just sounds weird enough to stick in your head and inevitably, that's what we want!

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 Zealand is a honey pot of musical creativeness. We are based in Wellington which has always been known for its live music scene. There are a number of fab Kiwi bands around, a lot to list but a select few faves to mention are Devil Skin, Skinny Hobo’s, Alien Weaponry.

4. How would you describe your style?

Honest Blues Rock...with balls!

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

‘Liquid Sin’ is our first album and consists of the first 9 songs we ever wrote. In a world FULL of filters, over production and fakery - we wanted to keep the sound very real and make sure what we presented as recordings would be the same if not better sound, you’d get from us at a live gig.

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

Absolutely! We have a couple new songs that are now gig ready and a few others brewing...love it when the creative juices get flowing!

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

It's currently Winter here in NZ, been pretty cold of late and with Covid 19 the live scene has been in a state of hibernation. Thankfully - the lockdown was recently lifted and bars and clubs are starting to open again. This has us currently organizing some gigs here in NZ, while looking forward to some exciting plans for the coming Summer.  Just waiting on the world to heal and the borders to open.

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

To make more music! Honestly, we are here for the ride and ready to see where the journey takes us

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

You can check us out on Spotify- just search “Mojo Alice”…… and our album and merch is available at our website www.mojoaliceband.com.

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

How your hips just can't help but sway to Mojo Alice...LOL!



 Melodic metallers RUN THE ASYLUM have their new album "Sacrifices" out, as well as a previous EP titled "Psychosis". As of now, the band just wants to continue to make more music, play live shows as soon as possible and just do it all over again and again! The band goes on to give more details about themselves.


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

Run The Asylum out of Dallas has been bringing their heavy music to venues across Texas and Oklahoma, and reaching audiences globally online. Cousins Michael [guitar] and Josh [drums] first started jamming in high school and always wanted to start a metal band. In 2015, Michael and Andrew [guitar] connected in a musicians forum and started writing the foundation for a full album. Their writing similarity made an instant connection and helped develop the complex melodies found in their music. Bryson [bass], previously a member of a professional band, joined in on Bass. After more than a year of testing out different vocalists, Nick completed the group and helped drive the songs into cohesive pieces of art. Run The Asylum currently has three hard-hitting singles out, full of intricate instrumental work and aggressive vocals. Plans to release more music are in place for 2020 and the band is seeking out more performance opportunities around the US.

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

The name was agreed upon late at night at an IHOP in 2017.  It was suggested by a former band member and we found that it is available.  The name is a reference to the mentally strong who are always pushing themselves to be better while dealing with the struggles pulling at them everyday. 

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

We are based out of Lewisville, TX (Dallas) and our scene is very prolific around the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex.  We are friends with many bands in DFW, but also the Houston and San Antonio areas.  Some amazing local bands we have played with and recommend are: Silvertonguedevil, The Scourge, Desecrated Remains, and Chemicaust.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is fast, melodic music set to ear-ripping vocals.  We are closest to Metalcore, but have elements of thrash metal and other genres throughout our songs. There is very intensive guitar, bass and drum work throughout all of our songs.

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

We just released our first album called “Sacrifices” on May 29th and it can be found on most major streaming services. We have an official music video for our track Dark Passenger that can be found on our social sites or YouTube.

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

Yes, we are always coming up with new riffs and song ideas and are working to finalize those ideas while we promote the new album.

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

Our shows have been halted due to the Coronavirus situation, but we hope to be playing the DFW area and beyond as soon as possible!

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

We are working to get our music in front of as many metalheads as possible because we believe in the music. Ours plans are to continue making more music and start playing to larger and larger crowds.

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

Our music is available on most major streaming sites (Spotify, Amazon, Apple, etc).  You can support us directly by purchasing our music at https://runtheasylumofficial.bandcamp.com/.

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

We put nearly two years into creating this album on our own.  It is a reflection on the music we love individually with our own influence spun in.  We hope the listener remembers the music as we know it will get stuck in their heads!

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