September 2017


My Little Pony has had several My Little Pony conventions across the globe. California in fact, has had some including Equestria LA, which has had it's up's and down's over the years. In 2015 saw it's last time running, before taking a break and recreating itself with returning in 2017.


But after all the time worked past and present, it's come to the announcement of it's final curtain call and closing it's doors. Find out all of the details about Equestria LA's final year and wholesome time as a My Little Pony Convention right HERE.


Swedish metallers Offensive Ground have released their first single "Salvage Dump", taken from the upcoming debut album “Nightmare King”.

Commented the band: "The nightmare has officially begun! Today marks the release of our first single ’Salvage Dump’, be sure to check it out everywhere now. Thanks to all involved in helping make every step of this journey; all it has and will continue to be, may it rain black!"

Check out the track from the options listed below.

Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GsSCkBBvgruW9MhlV7kyq?si=fUd5uTBz
iTunes- https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/salvage-dump/id1288053864?i=1288054467
Amazon- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075SPPQJB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_tvGZzbKARPG5H


This summer OneRepublic teamed up with Norwegian electronic trio Seeb for their latest single, "Rich Love" and have now shared a new music video to go along. The video is directed by Isaac Rentz (Nick Jonas, Linkin Park, Paramore). The track showcases a slightly different sound for OneRepublic with Seeb's infectious dance influence. Check it HERE.


Wiccid is a newly formed electro industrial dark synth pop band from Erie Loche  (Ministry, Prong, Pig, Revco, Front Line Assembly, Lords of Acid, Primitive Race, Velvet Acid Christ), who will be going out on tour, alongside the likes of Lords of Acid, Combichrist, Christian Death, and En Esch (of KMFDM). Check out the list of dates below.

TOUR DATES:

09/23 @ BEAUTY BAR - LAS VEGAS, NV
09/26 @ GRANADA THEATER - LAWRENCE, KS*
09/27 @ MERCURY BALLROOM - LOUISVILLE, KY*
09/28 @ ST ANDREWS HALL - DETROIT, MI
09/29 @ AGORA THEATER - CLEVELAND, OH
09/30 @ THE RAVE - MILWAUKEE, WI
10/01 @ AMSTERDAM - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
10/03 @ GOTHIC THEATRE - DENVER, CO
10/04 @ METRO MUSIC HALL - SALT LAKE CITY, UT
10/05 @ KNITTING FACTORY - BOISE, ID
10/06 @ DANTE'S - PORTLAND, OR
10/07 @ SHOWBOX @ THE MARKET - SEATTLE, WA
10/08 @ RED ROOM - VANCOUVER, BC
10/10 @ SLIMS - SAN FRANCISCO, CA*
10/11 @ OBSERVATORY - SANTA ANA, CA
10/12 @ FONDA THEATRE - LOS ANGELES, CA
10/13 @ BRICK BY BRICK - SAN DIEGO, CA
10/14 @ CLUB RED - PHOENIX, AZ*
10/15 @ TRICKYFALLS - EL PASO, TX - TRICKYFALLS*
10/16 @ TREES - DALLAS, TX*
10/17 @ SCOUT BAR - HOUSTON, TX*
10/18 @ ELYSIUM - AUSTIN, TX*
10/19 @ VINYL MUSIC HALL - PENSACOLA, FL*
10/20 @ STATE THEATRE - ST PETERSBURG, FL
10/21 @ RESPECTABLE STREET - WEST PALM BEACH, FL
10/22 @ MAVERICK'S LIVE - JACKSONVILLE, FL
10/23 @ MASQUERADE - ATLANTA, GA
10/24 @ BLIND TIGER - GREENSBORO, NC
10/25 @ SOUNDSTAGE - BALTIMORE, MD
10/26 @ GRAMERCY THEATER - NEW YORK, NY
10/27 @ TROCADERO - PHILADELPHIA, PA (NO EN ESCH)*
10/28 @ REX THEATRE - PITTSBURGH, PA
10/29 @ FRANKIE'S - TOLEDO, OH
10/30 @ OPERA HOUSE - TORONTO, ON
10/31 @ BOTTOM LOUNGE - CHICAGO, IL
11/01 @ VOGUE - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
11/02 @ READY ROOM - ST LOUIS, MO
11/03 @ DIAMOND BALLROOM - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
11/04 @ SUNSHINE THEATER - ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Dates with WICCID*


Twingiant has released a new song titled "Ride The Gun". The band commented  "Ride the Gun is different for us as it features both our guitarist Tony and singer Jarrod on vocals.  Tony was lead vocals in his prior band, Enirva, and Ride the Gun marks the first time that he has shared vocal duties with Jarrod, it gives the song an added punch for sure. Check it out HERE.


Amber Run have gone the way with the acoustics with their "Acoustic EP" release. The EP takes two tracks off their current album "For A Moment, I Was Lost" and two cover tracks. The foursome become rather interesting and well played out. As the two tracks to come off the album "No Answers", and "Fickle Game", do well in this form, as they bring a closeness to the music itself. Allowing it to be an extension of the original work. Whereas the cover tracks that are "Alaska" and "Higher and Higher", are done in the same form, but they sound more developed and thought out. The instrumentals and vocal chords done on each of these tracks is superb and well performed. Overall though this "Acoustic EP", by Amber Run is one to not miss out on, because it will bring the joy of all new music in a new way to hear.


Blood Before Pride have released a Beastie Boys cover of their track "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun". The cover features Rock (Heltah Skeltah) and Lil' Fame (M.O.P.), and bassist Ryan Kienle of Matchbook Romance, who also make appearances in the video. Check out the video HERE.


My Little Pony who has not heard of it by now. Since its debut back in 1982, after it's following of its original toy design titled My Pretty Pony, created and developed by  Bonnie Zacherle, Charles Muenchinger, and Steve D'Aguanno, who knew that 35 years later, it would still be such a trot! After its first prime time special "Rescue at Midnight Castle" premiered in 1984, it would launch a series of other specials, full-length movie, and various television series, receiving a form of generations as years went onward.

It's debut series My Little Pony n' Friends was a half hour series that had numerous Hasbro properties join in as My Little Pony was the first segment, with the others following in the second segment back in the 1980's. This would then lead into the next series and generation of the series titled My Little Pony Tales in 1992. It would be at least over a decade before seeing the next generation the third in the My Little Pony series, which ended up having an array of shorts and feature-length films receive the direct to video formula, between 2003 to 2009. It would only take one year, for the next generation in the television series to launch itself in 2010. This fourth and the latest in the My Little Pony series would continue on from 2010 to present day, as this series out of the previous generations would be the one to gallop atop all the others.

That said, the fourth generation titled My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic currently in its seventh year and seventh season, had made the comment of a film possibility happening in terms of a film in the summer of 2012. The first film based off the first generation series debut back in 1986, since this re-launch with the 2010 series a new film to tie into the current run would see fulfillment. So since word was out that a new film would be made, it not feeling like an extended episode or related to other spin off series, one that was also made from this current generation, titled My Little Pony Equestria Girls. This new film taken the same title was the original 1986 film, My Little Pony The Movie would be its own stand alone film, with lots of promotion to get the word out, and back it all up so all would know it.

This would be it, for the film, as various companies would take into the promotion, as My Little Pony The Movie was set for release in fall of 2017, fans alike would not rest until their favorite ponies rode across the BIG screen, as they had done years ago in other carnations of sorts. Thus, a movie company known as Cinema Scene Marketing, a concessions based source that distributed cups, popcorn buckets, popcorn boxes and cup holders, as well as toy figurines, would take in promotion for the film.

For the My Little Pony items, they would be producing numerous sized cups, ranging from 12oz, 44oz, and 16oz, so small, medium, and large sizes. While also offering plastic buckets in 64oz and 170oz sizes to store all your candy and popcorn goodness. Right down to the best part of all, figurines! Yes toy toppers or figurines of your favorite characters would be available as well. In the case of the ponies, mane 6 would be getting 4 out of the 6, this being Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Rarity.

Primarily the items in question are sold within North America only. Occasionally their items hitting into other areas such as Latin America, Europe, and Asia depending on the item in question. But those sold are done through a sister or partner company, so to those in the look out once the movie's release just have to check local theater locations in terms of outside the U.S. As for the U.S. such cinema chains like Cineplex a Canadian Cinema Chain and other various regional cinema chains and independent theatres like AMC, Regency, Pacific Theaters, Cinemark, etc. will be receiving these items, if not other variations from other sources and or companies altogether.

In terms of pricing, they will likely be sold for the average theater price tag of the average sized soft drink, popcorn bucket, and kids meal. In order to get all 4 of the pony figures you will have to buy the kids meal several times, if not one of the other items to get them all. The figures do come in packaged plastic individually, but will the theater sell them that way, maybe or maybe not. Worst comes to worst you can always speak up about wanting said figurines to be wrapped than unwrapped if it suits you.

The quality of the plastic cups, bucket, figurines, are quite well polished. Not literally but in saying so, they are all well made and will last long after leaving the theater, for re-use later on at home. The items are colorful, showing detail of one of the many poster designs given for this film. Lots of excitement, fun, glitter, and color to be had within these concession items of choice. For it be you're choosing of which you want to add to your collection or keepsake in mind.

All in all these items are worthy of owning. So be sure and certain to pick some up when purchasing them at the counter, at your local theater chain, when you're in attendance with seeing the new 2017 rendition of the My Little Pony series, that only got started a mere 35 years ago. This time around it being something totally new, in terms of production, quality, style, entertainment  and loads and loads of friendship! This is My Little Pony the fourth generation series Friendship Is Magic.

Thus My Little Pony The Movie, for the current and next generation to take in and enjoy. As if it's fan base was not already enough, it will get bigger and better!


Legendary drummers and brothers Vinny and Carmine Appice have teamed up for a new project called APPICE.  They are set to release their debut album "Sinister" via SPV/Steamhammer October 27th.  "Sinister" is available for pre-order now at http://www.AppiceBrothers.com.  All digital pre-orders include an instant download of the song "Monsters and Heroes"

Carmine Appice comments on the song and lyric video: "The song 'Monsters And Heroes' is a song about the great Ronnie James Dio. The song is a tribute to his legacy. The track features both Vinny and I on drums as well as special guest Paul Shortino (who wrote the lyrics) handling the vocal duties. We all knew Ronnie very well and wanted to do this video so everyone can see what a great tribute this is to Ronnie.  Check it out it is a piece of rock art!!!"

"'Monsters And Heroes' is special song that was inspired by the greatest singer and person in Rock! My friend Ronnie James Dio. This is a special tribute to the man who gave us such great music and words and also took the time for all his fans who he loved," adds Vinny.

The band has partnered up with Eddie Trunk to premiere the official lyric video for the single, "Monsters and Heroes," which can be seen exclusively at EddieTrunk.com right HERE.


Hip hop and R&B duo Prince Peezy & Lala Chanel have been hard at work upon their upcoming EP "Project X". But while that has kept them fairly busy, they have gone on to release a new single titled "Lit", grabbing in the attention from all of the inter webs. When they were asked why people should care let alone check out their music, they responded with “We just do what we love, we put our life in our music, and we do it for ourselves. We hope that our fans & the world connects.”

They differentiate themselves from other artists or bands for that matter, because they are a hard working group that is ready and willing to lead the coming age of the indie artist, according to them with how they see it that is. They will have their moment in that Florida sun, as that is where they come from and will continue to reign.

Prince Peezy and Lala Chanel go into discussion about the "Lit", single and the EP to follow it, as well as further plans to play some showcases as well as more music coming soon!


1. What inspired you to get into the hip hop & R&B genre and scene?

Watching and listening to other talent before us we've always been inspired by all types of music from the beginning.

2. What's the driving force behind you and your music?

The driving force behind our music is our everyday life , our struggle, and what we had to overcome and just living life.

3. Why take this as a duo act as opposed to a solo act?

We were a solo act until we collaborated on a track, winning the internet's best talent, everyone thought we were a group, our vibes matched so well, that we built Prince Peezy & Lala Chanel.

4. Where did the idea for calling this act Prince Peezy & La La Chanel come from and how does it represent you and the music you create?

Lala is short for my first name and Chanel is my middle name . Prince was my child hood name given to me by my god father and when I joined the independent label Peezy was then added, to make it what it is now.

5. Do you like how hip hop has evolved?

Yea and no rather not go into it.

6. What are your aspirations outside of hip hop & R&B?

Pop, building a bigger brand and team and helping others.

7. "Lit" is your most recent in terms of new music, why was this song picked out to be made into a single? Will it be receiving an accompanying video?

The record "LIT" gained a lot of attention after every show and DJ's wanted it, so we decided to release it as a single and the music video is available on VEVO and YouTube.

8. Will "Lit" be included on the upcoming EP release "Project X"? Or it will remain as a single?

 "LIT" will remain as a single , our upcoming release "Project X" has enough bangers on it already.

9. Where are you in the recording process of the new EP?

The new EP "Project X" is fully recorded and is in the final stages of being completed.

10. How would you describe the overall sound of the new EP?

More hip hop with a bigger pop sound.

11. When did you start writing for this EP?

Last year in March.

12. Do you feel any pressure whatsoever about this EP, in terms of wriing, recording, and getting out for everyone to hear it?

Yes, we want everything to go right and for our messages to be received the way we meant it and we're also planning to build a tour around this release as well.

13. How is the vibe in the studio?

Very chill not much pressure. Just bringing together creativity mostly.

14. When can we expect the new EP to be released?

November 4th 2017!

15. What else you got going on besides this release?

A few music video releases as well as new show dates.


Coffin Carousel has the perfect way to describe themselves it goes as far as saying that they are too heavy for punk, not brutal for metal, and too many hooks for rock, with being too original for pop. So what genre are they actually well horror punk rock of course! Indeed Coffin Carousel's horror infused style takes the likes of the horror genre, except above the rest and others who have done it prior. These guys have got it all under wraps in terms of horrifying the listeners with their musical approach and appeal, in the shape and form that is their album "Between Death & Dead". Frontman vocalist, guitarist, and song writer Howard Von Noise, discloses the details of this album, it's accompanying singles and video choices, to the other plans of mayhem that these guys plan to embellish.


1. What role do you play in the band?

HVN: I am the vocalist, guitarist and songwriter.

2. Why go with a band name like Coffin Carousel? How is a coffin a carousel?

HVN: The band name Coffin Carousel came from an early song demo working title. I give random names to all the demos I work on so I know what song is what…I had another band name in mind at the time early on, but one day I was opening my Pro Tools sessions to work on my demos and saw a song with working title ‘Coffin Carousel’. For some reason it just popped out to me that day and I thought it was a great original name with a negative/positive connotation to it. It had a spooky/kooky feel to it also and felt a perfect fit to the sound of the demos. A Coffin Carousel could paint the picture how we are all spinning on this planet which is the Carousel…a ride, and the Coffin is the reminder that life is short and that we all pass over to the other side at some time to leave this planet, a death. So I guess this could be a planet in that perspective as a massive Coffin Carousel…hope that makes sense. But really, it just sounded cool and felt right for the music I was writing.

3. What has influenced your sound and style?

HVN: Mainly 90s heavy music, Roadrunner bands that broke big like Fear Factory & Machine Head. Metallica’s Black Album, the Misfits albums ‘American Psycho’ & ‘Famous Monsters’, Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson. Anything breaking and original caught my attention growing up and discovering music early on.

4. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

HVN: Initially I write songs from an experience or a perspective from an experience I would like to share or just release from my mind. I like to have a positive undertone but sometimes getting to the positive you have to deal with the negative. I mainly sing about a time or the feeling I went through that I feel can be shared to help someone else maybe experiencing that simular feeling or going through something simular and guide them to see and feel positive about themselves. There has been some lyrics I wrote initially not really understanding the meaning myself but have come to later find an understanding maybe I was meant to understand later in life. Some songs also don’t really have a certain meaning, I just put parts of lyrics from songs that didn’t make it past the demo stage into one song and it sometimes finds its own meaning.

5. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

HVN: I always start with guitar riff ideas or a groove that pops in my head. I build up the song musically first with the guitars building the chord progressions and locking down an awesome chorus. In the demo stage I program some basic drum beats out in Pro Tools to build up all the song accents that work with the guitar riffs and map out the song. Then I demo in the bass guitar to bridge the guitars and notes in to sync with the drums to strengthen up the rhythm section. Once I have a song working I write vocal melodies and then the lyrics just flow out once the melodies are in place for me. Once everything is working and sounds right I just keep listening to the song to feel if anything pops out like sounds, extra guitar parts or other parts that can be added to make the song feel more complete and ready to record.

6. How would you describe your style of horror punk rock to someone, because it is not like your typical horror punk style is it not?

HVN: Well the Coffin Carousel has undertones of Horror Punk. It’s not totally horror punk, I wouldn’t call it that either. I have always labelled the band’s sound as ‘Doom Pop’. Because the sound is thick and heavy like a doom band but is also filled with pop vocal melodies and sounds. The band’s sound is not brutal for metal and it’s way too heavy for punk so it doesn’t sit in either genre to me. I like to infuse horror sounds and soundscapes so that’s what maybe gives the band’s sound a slight horror punk feel. But I just like writing dark heavy music mashing punk, rock and metal together and writing well written songs for the spooky kids…Same way Tim Burton makes movies for the spooky kids.

7. Why did you go with the three songs that you did in terms of releasing them into singles and or videos off "Between Death and Dead"?

HVN: Well ‘Majestic’ was a great action packed heavy hitter hard-core punk anthem with a furious song structure. I wanted to have it known that this album meant business and that it was not anything like the previous material that the band had released. ‘The Crawler’ was another choice as it was a hard hitting exciting song with some fast grooves and catchy vocals, I felt ‘The Crawler’ would open up listeners to the new material to be a step up again vocally. ‘Skull Candy’ is a great groove monster with a super catchy chorus and the song feeling is huge overall showcasing a bit more of the heavy modern rock element over ‘Majestic’ and ‘The Crawler’. 

8. Your upcoming album "Between Death and Dead" will receive the Friday the 13th treatment and release, did you do this on purpose once finding out about said date?

HVN: Absolutely! For a horror influenced punk/rock/metal album release what better date to have it drop that Friday 13th. As soon as I saw there was a Friday 13th in October it just had to happen this year. Or wait it out till April 13th 2018.

9. What is your thoughts and opinions of the Friday the 13th day, do you believe in it or just like it, what makes it appealing to you guys?

HVN: It’s just all fun and for the horror element for me. It’s just another day really. I believe we all create our own experiences and reality so if it’s an unlucky day for some, maybe they just need to create a positive day for themselves.

10. What is your favorite and least favorite song off "Between Death and Dead"?

HVN: My favourite song is ‘Beyond The Plague’ and least would be the cover song ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’ only for the fact it didn’t quite turn out how I was planning it would, but I finished it off anyway and added it as a bonus track for fun. I released it mainly because a good friend said I was being over critical with myself and people would like it. It’s a secret/hidden track on the deluxe edition CD/DVD for that reason as well.

11. What can the fans expect from the new album?

HVN: I hope fans can hear the song development style progression and music growth. I spent a lot of time to make sure the songs sounded the best they could so I just hope people enjoy listening to them. Fans can expect catchier songs, faster songs, heavier songs and more excitement in the band’s sound. There is an energy and fury amongst the songs which sounds new to the band which will come across new sounding overall weighting up against previous releases.

12. What was the writing and recording process like for the album?

HNV: I started demoing songs for the album in 2012 and spent two years working on 22x songs. I had a good friend record all the drums for me for those 22x songs in early 2014 and I spent the next two years again finishing off all the guitars, bass guitar and vocals at certain points that I had time and the budget available to complete everything. I spent the second half of 2016 mixing with Neil Kernon. He would mix the songs at his studio and send me bounces of each song via file transfer to make notes on till we got them all sounding right. I took a good 3-4 months to mix with that process but it was great to be able to work with Neil Kernon again and have him mix the album. He really listened and understood what I wanted to capture with the Coffin Carousel mixes and lifted the band’s sound to a new level with the album mixes. Alan Douches mastered the album late 2016 and I sat on the album for about eight months to try plan the best way to release it. 

13. Why do you think people should check out your new album once released?

HVN: It’s original and sounds nothing like anything else out there musically atm. It’s completely fresh and full of passion and energy that I believe will give music fans an exciting and fun time listening to it. If heavy music fans can just take 45 mins out of their lives this October to check it out and listen to it from start to finish that would mean so much to me as an artist.

14. How would you say you differ from other bands and artists on the scene?

HVN: Well the band has a unique sound and I didn’t want Coffin Carousel to sound like any other band. I saw a quote from Phil Anselmo years ago that he suggested new bands take their favourite 40x bands and make their band’s sound reflect the influence from all 40x bands and that would give every band their own sound…I couldn’t agree more, I am not influenced by just 2 or 3 bands, creating a band like that wouldn’t give it an original sound…I listen to so many sub genres of heavy music, punk, rock and metal that Between Death & Dead is one massive cooking pot of sounds I love and heavy music elements I want to keep alive with the band’s music and make it stand out as a special album that is original and has positive purpose lyrically and lasts the test of time. 

15. What does the rest of this year have in-store for you?

HVN: Getting Coffin Carousel out playing on the live scene here in Australia to support the album release before looking at dates internationally and travelling to either Europe or the U.S. I have another 3x music videos planned for the album post release that I want to start filming soon also which will keep me very busy for the rest of 2017 for sure.


Albanian singer-songwriter, Era Istrefi, is back with her highly anticipated single No I Love Yous”. The anticipated follow up to “Redrum” showcases Era’s dynamic vocals and catchy beats featuring rapper/ producer and hitmaker French Montana. An exclusive music video created by MTV VMAs nominated Best Director Aaron A, will also accompany the release. Era says “Working with French was really fun. When working on “No I Love Yous” I thought his voice would be the best for the track and when he laid down his vocals it brought it to the next level.”

Era’s previous hit, “Bon Bon”, took the world by storm in a matter of weeks, with over 500Million plays on its official music video and charting top 20 on Shazam and iTunes in over 20 countries. Era is signed to Ultra Music with an EP to be released later this year. Patrick Moxey, president of Ultra Music says, “It's exciting to start recording with the extraordinarily talented Era Istrefi and working with NESËR Music, Kosovo's #1 Media Group".

Ultra will be releasing Era Istrefi in the USA in collaboration with RCA Records. “No I Love Yous” is out now and can be purchased HERE.


Turkish metallers Pitch Black Process (aka PBP) formerly known as Affliction released their debut album “One Reality” in 2003, and now, nearly 15 years later, the band's first ever official video "I Hate You", taken from the debut album, gets its online release

Comments the band: "Here it is; our very first official video, “I Hate You”, which is taken from our debut album “One Reality” released in 2003. Some very old vaults opened and the video has surfaced for the first time in almost 15 years since the release of the album. It is more than ten years since even we last saw it. So, we hope you will enjoy it!"

Frontman Emrah Demirel adds: "It may seem strange that we have unleashed this old video now, but even though the sound is not so good, the music is not so "original" and the production isn't good either, but we wanted to post this video anyway. Lets call it "the progress of these last 15 years"! This is what we were and where we came from."

For the first time check out the band's first official video right HERE.


Black Veil Brides will be releasing their fifth album titled "Vale" on January 12th 2018 via Republic Records a division of UMG Recordings Inc & Lava Music LLC. "The Outsider" was made available as the first single off this album, and the follow-up single is to be "The Vow". Check out the album artwork and tracklisting below. Pre-orders are available HERE.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Incipiens Ad Finem
2. The Last One
3. Wake Up
4. When They Call My Name
5. The Outsider
6. Dead Man Walking (Overture II)
7. Our Destiny
8. The King of Pain
9. My Vow
10. Ballad of the Lonely Hearts
11. Throw the First Stone
12. Vale (This Is Where It Ends)


"I don't like writing about myself" says John Fishell, a seasonal singer/songwriter and professor of sorts, currently working upon what will be his first debut album. Upon its release John has recently released not one but two singles "Stand By", and "Vampyr", a preview as it were of his new album release.

For someone who says they don't like writing about themselves in terms of social media networking, he sure can write his work in the ways of music creativity, as this inventive hard rocker, has got quite the melodic creativity as well as arrangement in his form that other genres of hard rock, rock, tend to lack in the genre.

"Stand By", is described as a hard rocking track that nods to the greats like the Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots, and even Queen status. Lyrics revolving around a failing relationship dealing with the difficulties of air travel? Yes indeed air travel relationship difficulties for those whom cannot deal with traveling in the air. Most likely this track entails in which not only air traveling but the ordeal that comes with it, is what the lyrical concept is somewhat saying at least. If not that then perhaps it deals with the likes of a relationship in a loving sense. In any case it is a true blue rock track, that packs in those powerful hard rock kicks that all rock n' roll needs.

"Vampyr", details about love, like many artists and bands material tend to lean towards at one point or another. As this track depicts an ex-girlfriend, it being one rowdy messing track of riffs, solos, and tons of angst throughout it. Lots of energy as well, it is just chalk full of such momentum that it builds up the music to become thrilling, a true rock n' roll source of material, that really rocks out. As for its lyrical appeal, it does revolve around an ex-girlfriend but has an in-depth look into the vampire life as well sort of at least. It pokes at it, showing off the no reflection aspect of the vampire, they only being up at night time, while the rest of the material shows off how ex's both males and females can be downright ugly and dirty on the inside and outside. This relationship being one that John Fishell just had enough with altogether, can all be heard within this track alone.

When it comes down to both of these tracks, they are a real glimpse into what can be expected upon this upcoming release. They are hard rock tunes, with a rock n' roll vibe, with lots of energy thrown in for good measure. John Fishell is a man of creativeness with more work to pave the way for more music.


Indie pop-rock songwriter Matthew Schwartz, also known as Pacifico, is thrilled to announce details for his newest album "Everest", which is set for release ahead of his national tour on October 20th, 2017. An honest expression of Matthew's raw self, "Everest", is a self-produced collection of twelve catchy indie-rock tracks, filled with themes of life, love, struggles, faith, and the emotions that make up everyone in one way or another.

On the upcoming release of "Everest", Pacifico's Matthew Schwartz states:"For my new album Everest, I challenged myself to take new strides in the way I wrote music and what I wrote about. This album truly was my highest mountain to climb and I did so alongside many talented and fascinating artistic friends and collaborators."

The album's debut track, "Go Alone," is an energetic and uplifting rock track with clear influence in grunge and active rock. On the single, Matthew Schwartz states: "In 'Go Alone' I am facing one of my biggest fears: being alone. This song is about finding the strength within yourself to keep going and to build something beautiful on your own." 

Check out the new song turned lyrical video right HERE.


When the Swedish metal band Sparzanza started planning the music video for the title track of their upcoming album "Announcing The End", they were determined to create something different than just five guys playing their instruments in a rough setting.

Both the director, Mattias Larsson, and the band are fans of the first Blade Runner movie from the 80’s and wanted to pay a tribute to the upcoming movie Blade Runner 2049 that will premiere October 6th 2017.

This project was extra interesting since no one had seen the whole movie, but only had the movie trailers for inspiration. A version of a trailer to a movie that nobody’s seen was a fun idea, but also a challenge.

Check out the video over HERE.


The Chordaes have released a new song turned single titled “What Do You Want From Me". The single is the first to be revealed off their forthcoming 6-track EP "In Itinere", a follow-up to their debut record "Touch the Ground", which was positively received when released.

All Things Go said of the track: “The New York outfit blends the raw, candid lyricism of early alternative rock with the expertise of classic Americana and doesn’t spill a drop.”

When asked about “What Do You Want From Me,” songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Leo Sawikin said: “The song is about being under the control and at the mercy of someone with no capacity to feel empathy and no ability to plan for the long term. I’m asking what are you after, what is your game? Stylistically I attempted to combine a heavier rock sound with more Tin Pan Alley type inversions.”

Pre-orders for "In Itinere" will be available, here: http://apple.co/2wZfmhw and the record will see its release on October 20th 2017. Fans can listen to “What Do You Want From Me” now, here: http://bit.ly/2k5W3gx.


Legendary Front-Man Chuck Mosley--ex-Faith No More/Bad Brains/Cement--will be continuing his Reintroduce Yourself Tour into Fall 2017. After a brief break from the summer run, they're hitting the road today in Winchester, VA and will wind through the Midwest and up the East Coast before winding up October 15th in Toledo, OH. Chuck will be joined by Alex Bergeron Jr. (Agents of Oblivion/Deadboy/The Elephantmen) on bass, Dallas Sheppard (Nineball) on guitar, and Douglas Esper on percussion.

"I'm so excited, and I hope everyone else is excited too. We've had so much fun traversing the country this summer; the additions of a second guitar and bass have enabled me to bring the music up to the level that I have been hearing in my head, and expand the possibilities tenfold. We've made a lot of great, warm, and loving new friends--truly beautiful people--whom i cant wait to see again. We also can't wait to be reunited with an equal amount of older friends, you all know who you are, see you all real soon! We also can't wait to get back out tomorrow, but it always seems to go by so fast!!!! I finally want to send a very very special thanks to Michelle and Doug Esper (who a lot of you know as Mr. Harry Bickerson) without whom none of this would have been possible. To Doug and Michelle, and of course Mara and Owen, and both of their families, thank you for your faith, your patience, and your absolute trust in me. I love you all." - Chuck Mosley

TOUR DATES:

09/28 @ Bright Box - Winchester, VA
09/29 @ Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
09/30 @ Country Corner - Long Island, NY
10/01 @ Ralph’s Diner - Worcester, MA
10/02 @ Little Joe’s - Lewiston, ME
10/03 @ Dusk - Providence, RI
10/04 @ Jitz’s Tavern - Auburn, NY
10/05 @ Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
10/06 @ The Phantasy - Cleveland, OH *
10/07 @ The Rockery - Detroit, MI
10/08 @ The Frequency - Madison, WI
10/09 @ Ellefson Coffee Co - Jackson, MN *
10/10 @ Big’s Bar - Sioux Falls, SD
10/12 @ Prohibition Hall - Kansas City, MO
10/14 @ The Cure Lounge - Louisville, KY


Ascending Dawn will release their new album "Coalesce" this holiday season, but in the mean while have released a new track from it titled "All In Now". More tracks from "Coalesce" will follow suit as will all new music in the next year. Find out all there is to know about Ascending Dawn's music, formation, namesake, and current releases.


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

Aha! A long story! Aren’t they always? We are a project that ascended from the ashes of several other bands. Marlain (Vox/Songwriter)  is a graduate of Royal Academy of Music, London, has a background that includes a pop all female chart topping pop band in Greece, the West End stage and the Eurovision Song Contest and is now based in New York. She currently also fronts the all female all Zeppelin band LEZ ZEPPELIN. Owen Rees (Guitar/Producer) and Mark Weatherley (Drums / Guitar / Songwriter) are both based in the UK, near London, writing the instrumentation and producing from afar. Marlain and Owen were in a previous band together, based in London, called ‘Enteric’.  Mark invited Owen  to join him in the project now named ASCENDING DAWN. Marlain joined afterwards when the original grouping did not work out. Jennifer Hart (Bass) contributed her wonderful musicianship to this debut album ‘COALESCE’ but parted ways soon after.

2. Where does a name like Ascending Dawn come from what is the tale to tell?

We felt we needed a name to represent the learning from our previous failures, yet bring us new hope. We wanted the name to inspire a positive feeling in us, as our whole sound and themes lend themselves to more light rather than dark. It is like a continuous rebirth, a way to shed ourselves from anything negative in our past.

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

Well, as you can tell from the first answer we don’t really have a ‘local’ scene. Both New York and London house many terrific new bands, in all genres. The internet is our local scene, which is where we discovered many of the bands that inspire us. Those bands are Tool, Karnivool, Tesseract, Textures, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Pain of Salvation, Leprous, bands based in several different countries!

4. How would you describe your style?

We are a prog-style, alternative, metal project with ambient qualities. Very melodic. Pop-rock style vocals blending over heavy progressive riffs, interesting harmonies and rhythm patterns. Songs that develop and build. Each chorus is the same but develops and gets bigger as the songs moves forward, with an almost cinematic vibe.

5. What is the story behind releasing "All In Now" as the first single turned video for this album "Coalesce"?

ALL IN NOW is the first single, but CANNONBALL will be the first video, second single, to be turning to video. Specifically, lyric video.

ALL IN NOW was written as a personal revolt against the effect on our psyche of social media. I felt like I was so disconnected from actual people. Always worried about where my phone was and my approval rate. Like that was going to give me meaning in my life. I am aware that the lyrics are not straightforward, but neither is the music. I wanted to scream for connection.

CANNONBALL is probably the most simple of our songs. It reflects the crazy array of emotions that exist, especially being female, and how much sometimes those feelings need to explode outwardly. It includes all emotions, positive and negative. And how we should learn to look at the simple things in life around us, like nature, animals, the sky, sun, things that we have been given and should be grateful for. These things are a way to experiencing connection and joy.

6. Jochem Jacobs was the co-producer, mixer, and mastering of "Coalesce". Can you tell me what it was like working with him in the studio upon this record?

Working with Jochem was about as organic as it can get. He completely understood our sound from day one. Mark contacted Jochem because of his work with the Dutch Progressive Metal act Textures, who were a massive musical influence for both himself and Owen. His understanding of how the keys parts should be like a warm blanket under the mix really helped turn Coalesce into a soundscape as well as a vocal driven album. He understood Marlain’s vocal ideas and blended them into the sound so it was all completely cohesive. It inspired the title to our album ‘COALESCE’.

7. Where are you in the recording process of the new album?

We completed ‘COALESCE’ a while back and during this process of introducing it to the world we are all writing, in our respective parts of the world, on our new EP.  Marlain in NYC, is in the process of discovering where the instrumentation will take her lyrically on this new musical journey, so that then she can build on the extra harmonies she is adding to the beds of music at her home studio. Owen and Mark, both near London, have such a wealth of material on hard drives, that this stage the writing phase has become more about what can be used and improved on, rather than writing new songs completely from scratch. Because the instrumentation is written and recorded at Owen and Mark’s respective home studios, tracking the parts is a quick process. The most time sapping part is deciding which take is right!

8. How would you describe the overall sound of the new album?

For ‘COALESCE’ we feel we cross a few genre lines. From progressive metal to hard rock, with an ambient almost cinematic  feel at times. Soft Pop vocals which lead to powerful rock vocals, and beds of choral harmony over heavy sometimes ‘djent’ riffs. The songs have a journey, and usually build to  a climax, with each chorus growing and expanding to include more vocals and sounds.

The new EP will still be undeniably ‘Ascending Dawn’, but certainly more progressive. Expect more twists and turns, and the occasional song to have a strange sense of timing. ‘COALESCE’ was really about us discovering our sound, and we really play on our strengths with the new material.

9. Did the band have any definitive goals they were shooting for before the recording process began for this album?

With ‘COALESCE’, we were very much aware of song lengths and structures, and really tried to limit ourselves from going off on a tangent. We were really lucky to find our groove very quickly. Our musical chemistry was on point. We couldn’t have wished for something better in this department. We wanted our own sound and we found it. With our new writing we may decide to allow ourselves to expand more and not restrict ourselves, staying within our sound but adding new elements.

10. Are you using any new instrumentation you've never used in the recording process before?

For COALESCE, as our debut, each member brought their own history and creativity to the table. Now in the new writing, it is still very much in the pre-production phase, so who knows where that will lead. Vocally, Marlain plans on experimenting some more with the layering of both lead and backing vocals, using the backing vocals as part of the instrumentation and harmony rather than actual bvs. Introducing some unconventional harmony at certain points may also happen. One thing for sure is that there will be a wider range of tones and guitars being used. Owen and Mark are trying to pull away from using the same guitars for a lot of the lines, and really want some of that single child sound. Leprous’ new album ‘Malina’ showed us really that you can have a massive sounding album without overly high gain sounds. I would say the biggest shift is probably in synth sounds, as Owen bought a bunch of plugins designed for EDM.

11. When did you start writing for this album?

‘COALESCE’ started a while back. As the bands fell away to form this project, now ASCENDING DAWN,  the music came together really fast towards the end.  This style of music always takes a while to create. The layers are very detailed and putting them together takes even longer. And everyone is a perfectionist. Marlain lives and works professionally as a singer/actor in New York so her time is split between projects. But Ascending Dawn is her main creative outlet so she hopes this next EP will come out faster!

12. "Coalesce" is your debut album, do you have the pressure lingering because of that big of a deal?

I think whenever an artist pours their heart and soul into a project, there is a great sense of vulnerability. Of course we have no idea how the world will take us! But the good thing about this project is we all feel very proud of it. There will always be people who will not like us, but we want to hear from those that do!

13. When can we expect the new album to be released?

‘COALESCE’ will be released on 12/01/2017. Our new EP will be out sometime in 2018.

14. Will you be touring this album? Is there a chance you will be doing a short tour before the album is released?

No tour before the ‘COALESCE’ is released unfortunately.  But hopefully sometime afterwards, something can be set up. Follow us on www.ascendingdawnband.com to see what things are happening!

15. What plans lay ahead for Ascending Dawn?

Our first single ALL IN NOW, was just introduced to the world and you can find it on all digital platforms, and www.ascendingdawn.bandcamp.com. We have a lyric video coming out in October, for our song CANNONBALL, then another video in November sometime for INSIDE THE SILENCE. Then our 9 full track album ‘COALESCE’ is being released! We have plans for a full music video, as well as the new EP in 2018.  And if we can tour….that would be amazing! Ask for us!

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