2019


Tracy Grave are coming back with an all new image that's more aggressive and more sleazy too. Along with their new album coming in 2010 and a European tour that will accompany the release of the album!

The band is currently at work on some new top secret material that declares that this new album will be different from their debut album "Sleazy Future", released just last year in March of 2018. While they are not betraying their sleaze glam roots, Tracy Grave guarantees that the next job will be more impetuous and streetwise than their predecessor release.

In addition to this news, come next month on Sunday April 14th 2019 out in the prestigious Club Vintage Cafe Sassari, Tracy Grave will be performing live for the Sanremo Rock Live Tour Sardinia, for the selection of regional finals 2019, 32nd edition.

Technical partners: Eko Guitars - FBT. Media institutional partner: F.I.P.I International Federation for Intellectual Heritage.

Web/social links:
https://www.tracygraveofficial.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tracygraveofficialpage
https://twitter.com/tracygraverock
https://www.instagram.com/tracygraveofficial


US death metal legends Deicide have just announced their spring North American headline tour. The band will hit the road starting May 11th in Austin, TX to June 1st in New York City and will be making stops in major markets like Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, and more. Deicide will be joined by Origin, Jungle Rot, and The Absence as support.

TOUR DATES:

May 11 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live!
May 12 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
May 13 - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse Bar & Grill
May 14 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
May 15 - Los Angeles, CA - 1720
May 16 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro
May 18 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
May 22 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
May 23 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
May 24 - Cleveland, OH - The Odeon
May 25 - Baltimore, MD - Maryland Deathfest*
May 27 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
May 28 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
May 29 - Montreal, QC - L'Astral
May 30 - Quebec City, QC - Le d'Auteuil
May 31 - Manchester, NH - Jewel Nightclub
June 1 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
*Deicide only


Doug Ferony's successor of an album "Sings Italian Favorites", was the one for all who love music, because it made those who heard feel good if not really good. Thus, after said album being out for sometime, a single titled "Quando, Quando, Quando". It's a Bossa Nova styled pop song of the Italian kind, that was written by Alberto Testa and Tony Renis back in 1962.

The song being so timeless that many other artists, some majorly known such as Caterina Valente, Silvio Francesco ‘67 Engelbert Humperdinck ’68, Tony Renis ’88, to name a few. But not only did those but some more recent additions include such as Michael Bublé with Nelly Furtado in 2005. American entertainer Pat Boone had recorded the song in 1962, singing it with English lyrics written by Ervin Drake.

Now that this track has been released from Doug Ferony's latest album, Bongo Boy Records is very proud to have both releases out for all to behold. With this said, the track and it's accompanying album going well together. In fact, the song has this vibe that is very uplifting, fun, and highly entertaining to say the least. The melodies of the music drawing you inward, as the vocalization provides the remains, really capturing this essence that is purely timeless.

It preserves this endlessness that never seems to quit. It has a contentious amount of energy, that keeps going and going, the vocals and melodies being so awakening, that you never get tired of them, you simply want more actually. It’s how a lot of the other tracks off the album “Sings Italian Favorites”, works from Doug Ferony’s album. He has this mystic passion about how he creates, let alone crafts together the music that he does. Even if it is some working’s you may have heard previously, he does it in a way that makes it new again.

That is how he is able to keep doing what he does. He adds on his own twists of it, that keeps it very refreshing and electric. It goes without saying that surely many will adore his styling of music, as it has so much offering by just the delivery of the music alone.

https://www.dougferony.com/


One-man Austin, Texas instrumental metal outfit Huelga has teamed up with Ghost Cult Magazine to stream his new song "Chinga de Perro". The project consists of jazz multi-instrumentalist Michael Fonseca and the song is taken from his upcoming self-titled EP which will be released on cassette and digitally in April.

Michael commented, "When I was a kid I would be warned by adults that if I didn't behave I would get a "dog's beating" or "chinga de perro" (in Spanish).  That term is also used when something is an overwhelming challenge. I had no idea how extremely difficult this song would be to play on drums (my main instrument) let alone on guitar and bass."

Listen to the song here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/exclusive-premiere-huelga-chinga-de-perro/.


Progressive metallers BLACK SITES have an all new album coming out in the spring time titled "Exile". The band goes on to talk about this album and their future planning at the current time.


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

"Asshole, Jackoff, Scumbag."

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

We are: Mark Sugar (vocals/guitar), Ryan Bruchert (guitar), Garry Naples (drums) and José Salazar (bass).

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

I got the idea to start this band in late 2015. I recruited some friends and ended up making an album called In Monochrome, which came out in 2017. After that, there were some lineup changes, health issues, and other behind-the-scenes happenings, leading up to the present day and the release of our new record Exile, which I'm pretty stoked about.

4. Where does the name Black Sites come from?

It was always there. Even when I started writing the very first songs for this project, I thought "this band's called Black Sites" for some reason. We live in Chicago, and the police here have been known to have actual black sites -- secret buildings where they would interrogate and torture people. That was in the news quite a bit at the time, so maybe that's what got me thinking of it. The Misery Index song of the same name may have been a factor as well.

5. Who are some of your influences?

Speaking for myself, the first people that come to mind are Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), James Hetfield (Metallica), Piggy (Voivod), Doug Pinnick (King's X), Greg Edwards (Failure), and John Cobbett (Hammers Of Misfortune).

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

The subject matter is pretty all over the place -- some of it could be considered "personal" or introspective, but more of it is about the human condition in general (especially on our new album).

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

We do. The process goes a little like this:

1. Write songs
2. ???
3. Profit

In all seriousness, what usually happens is that I'll put together a demo version of a song at home, present it to the band, and we'll work on it together from there. Nothing too exciting, sorry.

8. What was the recording process like for this new album of yours?

Pretty laid-back. Other than the drums, the majority of it was recorded at my home studio, which meant that I got to sing and play guitar with nobody bothering me! We then sent it to the infamous Sanford Parker to mix, and his influence on the sound of this album was immeasurable.

9. Would you say that you have a favorite song off this album and which is it and why?

I have a different favorite song every week from this album. I think they're all good enough that it's impossible for me to choose a favorite.

10. Why should people go forth and check out this album?

There's a little something for everyone on it. And it'll only take 45 minutes of your time, so you don't really have anything to lose.

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

I can confidently say that there is no band out there currently that sounds like us, for better or for worse.

12. How about this next year, what is in store from you guys?

We'll be doing some shows, and seeing what opportunities come our way as far as that goes. I'm always working on new material as well.

https://blacksites.bandcamp.com/album/exile.


Solo artist Mike Fonseca known as Huelga will have his all new debut solo EP out this spring. His combination of heavy metal and instrumental music, will likely be a good fix for his styling, as he does all of the writing, guitar, bass, and drum work on this release, along with many other pieces of music that he has done, he himself goes into great discussion about all of this if not more so.


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

Heavy Instrumental Math.

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

I am Mike Fonseca, and I do the writing, guitar, bass and drums.

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

Huelga is my first outing as a solo artist and it is also my first time in the Metal world. So far, I feel like I should have done this years ago.

4. Where does the name Huelga come from?

Huelga means "Strike" in Spanish. I fell in love with the name after I saw a photo of Dolores Huerta holding a sign that said Huelga during the Delano Grape Strike.

5. Who are some of your influences?

My influences on the Metal side are Meshuggah, Gorguts, The Big Four and Carnifex.  My influences as a composer would be Debussy, Frank Zappa, Charles Ives and Elliot Carter.

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

Mostly, I think what gives me inspiration to compose would be how minorities get scapegoated. Currently, the LatinX is under attack with all the talk of building a wall. My music expresses the anger that issues like that incite in me.

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

Yes, I do. The songs on this EP were written on piano because I wanted to write the music as though it was meant for a string quartet.  I later put it in MIDI with guitar sounds.  My first intention was to have someone learn and play these parts on guitar and bass but after a few tries I had to abandon that idea.  I bought a baritone guitar and started learning the parts I wrote. I currently have three guitars and a bass. Each guitar has an assigned role i.e. Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.

8. What was the recording process like for this new EP of yours?

I had trouble securing a spot to record the drums. I started in the summer of 2017, but dates weren't lining up and I ended up finally recording the drums that winter around Christmas time. I started tracking guitars around January of 2018 and it took me until the end of the summer. Once I finished, I sent it to Mick Kenney of Annal Nathrakh for mixing and mastering.

9. Would you say that you have a favorite song off this album and which is it and why?

No Word for Blue part 1.  Somehow I came up with a melody that reminds me of a song that Bryn Terfel recorded called "Dunno a Heap About the What An'Why".

10. Why should people go forth and check out this album?

Huelga is all instrumentals which I think of as "Choose Your Own Adventure". Since there are no lyrics, the listener can insert any meaning they choose. It is heavy but melodic, experimental but catchy.

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

I tend to gravitate towards heavier stuff like Deathcore and in that scene there are not a lot of one man bands that I know of.  My stuff is proggy and instrumental but not in a shreddy kind of way like most guitar-led projects out there.

12. How about this next year, what is in store from you?

I plan on writing a series of songs that I want to release in split 7 inches with other bands.

https://huelga.bandcamp.com/album/huelga.


Formed in 2016, P V L S A R brings together a musical universe inspired by Dépêche Mode or M83 with a visual universe inspired by science fiction films. With great sensitivity and finesse, P V L S A R tells whoever will dream of it, a true visual and auditory fable.

The spectator is invited by a futuristic poetry in an ode to sensational humanity, imaged with the refined aesthetics of SF cinema. After "The Days We Remember", a first album hovering on stages such as Le Jardin du Michel and Les Inouïs Du Printemps de Bourges among others, the band is preparing its second album with its vaporous shades and eighties sounds: Get ready for the second trip...

They pay tribute to the 80's through a title that sounds generic manga, to the imagery of 80's ScFi/action movies, the cover of the single is created to pay tribute to those movie posters like Commando or Cobra and even approaches the manga/film Speed Racer. This heralds a whole new world for PVLSAR on the second album.

Single "Thunder" can be heard below;

Streaming/Download:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt15NaqPgOYorwG1bLFdYfA
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4t6LXPZXoU9XUqY3vQVqBk
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/pvlsar/1346956759
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/14103213
Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.fr/artists/B079P9H64X

Social Networks:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pvlsarofficial/.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PvlsarOfficiel/.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PVLSAR_Official.


German Black Metal band Fallen Tyrant have released their new album titled "Children of a Nuclear Dawn". The album was recorded and mixed by Rene Hofmann at "Wasted Life Studio" and mastered by Markus Stock at "Studio E". The album was released by Bleeding Heart Nihilist Productions.

Check out the album here: https://fallentyrant.bandcamp.com/


Fallen Tyrant was formed in 2008 by Mithras Sol Invictus as a solo project, but soon turned into a full lineup band. The band released their debut album "No World to Win, a Life to Lose" in 2013.


The northern lords of symphonic melodic-death metal are back! 8 years since the release of their last album "Firefight", BLACKGUARD have released "By My Hand" (featuring Morgan Lander of Kittie), the first single for their upcoming album "Storm".

"This has a been a very long time coming, but we’re all elated to finally share with you our first single from 'Storm'. We have no shame in saying this album is by far our best/heaviest/fastest/bla bla bla, you’ve heard it all before, but sooner than later everyone is going to know why we feel this way. We’d like to send a huge thank you to Morgan Lander of Kittie for doing an amazing job on the chorus of this song, hopefully, she can make it out to a show or two to perform it with us."

Listen to "By My Hand" right here: https://youtu.be/DQOxKqFMrAI.


After close to a decade of magical adventures, Discovery Family announced today that the MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC series will embark on its final 26-episode ninth season on Saturday, April 6 at 11:30a/10:30c. New episodes of the Allspark Animation produced animated series will also stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network’s TV Everywhere app.

In the back-to-back season premiere titled "The Beginning of the End," Princess Celestia and Princess Luna decide to retire and hand off the ruling of Equestria to Twilight Sparkle and her friends, which sends Twilight into a tailspin of self-doubt. Meanwhile, an ancient villain bands together a legion of nefarious characters to conquer all of Equestria, challenging Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the Mane 6 to step in and save the day.

Over the years, fans have followed the Mane 6 through countless songs and adventures and have met many friends along the way. Leading up to the season nine premiere, Discovery Family celebrates all things MY LITTLE PONY with a week-long PONY PALOOZA takeover celebration starting bright and early at 6a/5c on Saturday, March 30 with a marathon of EQUESTRIA GIRLS specials leading up to the world premiere of EQUESTRIA GIRLS: SPRING BREAKDOWN at 11:30a/10:30c. Then, catch a marathon of the most magical episodes from the past eight seasons of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC beginning at 6a/5c on Sunday, March 31 and running all week long during daytime. Revisit legendary moments throughout the span of the series including the discovery of the elements of harmony, the marriage of Shining Armor and Princess Cadance, the defeat of Lord Tirek, the introduction of the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Flurry Heart and Thorax, and the opening of Twilight Sparkle’s School of Magic amongst other major milestones all culminating with the two-part back-to-back season premiere episodes of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: SEASON 9.


Later this season, fan favorites "Quibble Pants" (voiced by Patton Oswalt) and "Cheese Sandwich" (voiced by "Weird Al" Yankovic) return to Equestria. Additionally, with brand new original songs, exciting new characters and even bigger adventures, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC will celebrate its epic 200th episode on Saturday, April 20 at 11:30a/10:30c with Twilight Sparkle and her big brother, Shining Armor, pitting their wits against each other to settle a long-standing sibling rivalry score.

Check out the trailer HERE.

Launched in 2010, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC follows the magical Princess Twilight Sparkle and her trusted dragon assistant Spike, who live in Ponyville in the enchanted land of Equestria, along with her colorful pony friends – honest Applejack, generous Rarity, kind Fluttershy, loyal Rainbow Dash and fun-loving Pinkie Pie. Together, they teach one another valuable lessons about the most powerful magic of all – the magic of friendship.

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC is produced by Allspark Animation for Discovery Family. Stephen Davis is the executive producer for Allspark Animation. To learn more, go to www.discoveryfamilychannel.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DiscFamily and on Twitter @DiscoveryFamily.


Mexican folk, metal fusion styled act CEMICAN just got signed recently and have an all new album set to be out and about soon enough. Find out what guitarist/vocalist and founding member of Cemican Tecuhtli had to say about the band, it's music and everything else in-between!


1. Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in the band.

Hi Tecuhtli (guitarist and vocalist, founding member of Cemican).

2. What is the story behind your band's name, Cemican?

Cemican means all life in Nahuatl, we use it because of what represents all the wisdom and summary of our ideology with duality, worldview, own visions and above all the work in achieving the formation of the band. It is the summary of our ancestral life and culture.

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

Maybe we are a new band for the old continent and USA, but a few days ago we turned 10 years old, but about 3 years ago we began to get more known around the world. We are from Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico and what helped us to break borders was to open shows for Amon Amarth, Eluveitie, Fintroll, Korpiklaani, Rotting Christ, Arcturus, and important festivals in Mexico such as Hell and Heaven Fest, Force Fest and many others. A few days ago we shared the stage with Tiamat and Ensiferum. The great blow was a documentary that was made in France for the cultural concept and fusion of pre-Hispanic music and way of life with the metal scene. Thus came the invitation to perform at Download Paris, Wacken Open Air and we made our first European tour in countries such as Spain, Holland, Belgium, and Germany. Thanks to the great festivals and other documentaries we have made ourselves known in many more countries. The label that was given to us all over the world was AZTEC FOLK METAL, our image, fusion of pre-Hispanic music, rituals and everything fused with metal achieved a strong recognition to not only listen to us but also to see us on stage and know about our culture.

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

Cemican is based on the ideology of our ancient empire and the value of our ancestors, not just the Aztecs and Mayans. all our musical influences mixed with pre-Hispanic music and mysticism, based on rituals and tribute to death. In all of Mexico there are bands that are managing to break boundaries and doing it very well, all the bands of different styles, I can recommend Jet Jaguar, Anima Tempo, Obesity, Tulkas, Introtyl, Majestic Downfall, Mutum, Deldesierto that are breaking down barriers.

5. How do you describe your music to people?

A transportation to mysticism and ancestral sounds. Total duality.

6. Who are your musical influences?

How guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Jason Becker, Steve Ray, Ritchie Blackmore, David Gilmour, Steve Vai, Jimi Hendrix, Al Di Meola, BB King, Paco de Lucia, bands are many because I like everything but good influences since I was a boy include Iron Maiden, Manowar, Queen, Metallica, Judas Priest, Kiss, King Diamond, Pink Floyd as well as influences from Adagio, Helloween, Rotting Christ, Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Annihilator, Carcass, Testament, Exodus and many, many more including gothic type bands such as Tristania, Autum Tears, Therion, Theater of Tragedy. In pre-Hispanic music Jorge Reyes and Antonio Zepeda.

7. Do you write your own songs? Can you discuss the songwriting process in detail for us?

Yes I write my own songs, in the composition process I do not have rules, sometimes the mood makes its appearance in lyrics and riffs, it depends on that I can compose something aggressive, dark or a melodious theatrical composition. Sometimes I compose the music first or sometimes based on a finished lyric I introduce the appropriate riffs depending on the theme of the lyrics. In any place where I am, riffs and rhythms occur to me, until I guard them with my guitar. The lyrics are flowing based on everything I have read, studied and researched about our culture. As well as lyrics of my own life. There are also compositions that are already based primarily on pre-Hispanic instruments because they are very special instruments in terms of tuning's. In Cemican we all write and compose.

8. What are your songs about? What specific themes do they cover?

Myths and ancestral legends, our ideals as warriors of life. Experiences transformed with a pre-Hispanic touch. Above all, I respect death and Pre-Hispanic Deities.

9. You went and decided to take your song "Yaotecatl" and create a live video with footage from your concert experiences. Can you describe to us what this song is about, and why did you want to do a live footage video, instead of a regular video?

Yaotecatl in Nahuatl means warrior and deals with human strength until entering the Underworld. We were going through a slight bump and personal issues, basically the video was to visualize what we had achieved in those years and encourage us to continue with our ideals. A friend proposed us to do it to visualize what we were doing on stage. That video was in 2013 and in 2015 we released our first official video called “Mixteco”.

10. Can you describe your look and the image, that you use when doing live performances, to those who may not be familiar with it.

My appearance is the makeup of duality, life and death linked with dyes of Mictlántecuhtli (the god of death). All the members have the mix of something modern to give that metal touch with the pr-Hispanic, with the exception of Xaman-ek who wears the full costume of a death dancer with copillis (tufts, loincloths, ayoyotls). Everyone has their own makeup and colors depending on their name and ideology. I would be disrespectful to wear plumes and the complete costumes of my ancestors with an electric guitar, that’s why we fuse the dress except for Xaman-ek, who is a ritualist.

11. How about describing your show, both visually and musically for us, what can be said about it?

Each live song is alternated with a ritual, dance and performance by Xaman-ek depending on the lyrics. We have always recreated a sacrifice as a stamp of the band and pre-Hispanic music is taking you to remember the ancestors. We try to make every second important for the audience and keep our show in mind forever. The word mysticism is very important for us and we want the public to feel that presence.

12. Has Cemican ever played in the U.S.A. or plan to do so in the future?

We have never played in the United States, we have had invitations and for different issues it did not materialize, but we plan to be on tour this year, our manager (Irma Iniguez) already had some agreed dates.

13. Which album can "Yaotecatl" be found on?

On our second album, "ticateh ipan miquixtlahuac".

14. Your band has only released two full-length albums "Ometiliztli" (2009) and "Estamos en el valle de los muertos Ticateh Ipan Miquixtlahuac" (2012), why only the two?

Labor and family issues were the cause of taking so long to release a new album. In addition to that we wanted to have the band with all the members stable and with the same vision to finally improve in a matter of sound and the important thing was also to be in search of a record label for better support.

15. Both of these albums, were released independently, not through a record label, why did you want to go with the DIY approach, with releasing your music?

Our dream was always to have a record label to be able to export more of our music and not just export it in download pages as many people currently use, although we are also within them, but having the album in physical is perfect and in many countries is very important. Also to be in the big leagues of festivals also to have a record label opens more doors.

16. So how did you get approached and signed onto M-Theory Audio?

Marco Barbieri contacted us in email and contacted our manager (Irma Íñiguez) to tell us that he had been checking us on the web, he saw the festivals, videos and European tour we had. He realized that we did not have a record label and he was delighted with everything we did and had achieved. Our manager followed up so that everything could be finalized after returning from Wacken. It came to a good deal and finally after so many years of looking for a label we have our seal on M- Theory Audio

17. Whereabouts are you in the working's of your new album?

We are already finalizing the recording and we are finishing the cover design and all the art.

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

The fusion of autochthonous instruments defined. Image of each member shown. Ritual and performance show, own sound and not a single approach to a style. Sound of death

19. What does Cemican have planned for the rest of this year?

Presentation of our new album, we also have a show in France in February at The Cernunnos Pagan Fest, also Germany’s Wacken Winter Nights, plus events in Mexico and in June we return to France to play Hellfest. With the new  album we hope to finally tour the United States and make another official video.

20. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me. Is there anything else you want to say before I go?

Thank you for the great space and interest to know us more, a hug from of all CEMICAN and great strength to all our warriors around the world. Thanks from Tecuhtli / Tlipoca / Xaman-ek / Ocelotl / mazatecpatl / Yei tochtli.


Electrifying power pop hard rockers Chip & The Charge Ups have got a forthcoming sequel of an album out soon titled "FLOW OF THE CURRENT, PART II (-)". The sequel to the previous album dubbed "FLOW OF THE CURRENT, PART I (+)". Bassist Maleena Dominick goes into discussion of this all new release of an album, along with much more since our last conversation just a little bit ago actually....


1. So how far along does the titling series that is "Flow of the Current" plan to go? You have Part's I and II, will there be a third to conclude said series or will it be endless!

Flow of the Current Part I and II will be the only two "Flow of the Currents," but we will have a third, 9-song album we hope to have out later this year.

2. How would you say that Part I and part II differ, compare, and come into equals with one another?

Part I and II both have a very charged up vibe to them. Part I is a bit heavier than Part II, featuring songs like "Front Row" and "The Ol Two Niner," whereas part 2 features more songs played on acoustic guitar like "Punk Rock on Acoustic Guitar" and "By the Tracks."

3. Whose idea was it to mash up Green Day and Poison song's together to recreate its own creation?

It was my dad (Chip)'s idea. He put in so much creative energy to be able to conceptualize the entire video scene by scene into the video that it became.

4. In the accompanying video for that mash up, were the original members of said acts present?

No, the members of Green Day and Poison weren't present, but that would have been a dream come true!

5. "I Hope I never Say That Out Loud", had premiered with a video release, before Valentine's Day, tell me about the song and video's concept?

The video was just a lot of fun to make. The initial idea was presented to have all of us singing and have the hearts come out of our mouths. All the other ideas just came naturally as we were creating the video.

6. That track comes off the "Part I" release, but are there other tracks to become single's and or videos like this one?

There will be a lyric video for "Sunshine, Take Me Away" that will be released before the Part II release.

7. Why go with calling this band Chip & The Charge Ups?

When deciding upon the name of the band, we were caught between Chip & the Charge Ups and Chip & the Check Outs. We got logos designed for both band names, and the ones that were Chip & the Charge Ups were much better, so the name stuck!

8. When describing what you sound like, what would be the obvious answer?

We identify our sound as electrifying east coast power pop. I believe that is the best way to describe our sound. However, we have gotten compared to Green Day a few times!

9. Just what else can we expect to see from you guys for the rest of 2019?

In 2019, we will be releasing "Flow of the Current Part II" and also, hopefully later in the year, another 9-track album. You can surely expect to see us playing more headlining shows at venues like the Smiling Moose. You can also catch us opening up for Nita Strauss on May 22nd at the Hard Rock CafŽ-Pittsburgh. And you can certainly expect to see us at as many Pittsburgh music festivals as possible!

10. Is that your final answer?

That may be my final answer now, but we are constantly getting more shows! To keep updated on when and where we will be playing, you can follow us @thechargeups on Instagram Twitter and Snapchat, Chip & the Charge Ups on YouTube and Facebook, and visit our website thechargeups.com. We also have a Patreon page, where you can sign up for as little as $1 a month to get exclusive content such as handwritten lyrics, group calls with the band, and much more!


Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer has come back with another release in this extensive discography at hand this release being an EP titled "For Tha Crown". The EP isn't your typical type of EP as it features 14-tracks of overbearing material, than your average EP range of content, as far as tracks go. Most EP releases contain anywhere from 1-2 tracks if not perhaps 4 or maybe 8 at the maximum. This EP reaching that high rate of 14-tracks is just interesting to say the least. The title track "For Tha Crown", opens up the EP, and is rather a nice cut. The background noise that is the music portion of the actual track, does sound decent enough, whilst the vocalization parts sound just about right.  Following this opener, come other tracks such as "Fly Away Homie", "Pocket Of Money", "Dead And Gone", "She's A Bunny Hopper", "The Old Box", and "So Hot So So", are probably the likely tracks to stand out from all the rest to come off this EP. Each one of these just has the same melody source as the opener had. A tone of beat that has a flow, that never slows, it just keeps up, never messing around. Vocalization again keeps up with the music’s melodies, just enough that everything works together to sound just right enough. All in all really, this EP that is “For Tha Crown”, just makes it an EP release that will keep you intrigued and delighted through and through.

Website / Social Media:

www.X-CaladePromotionz.com
www.instagram.com/therealfabp


"Why Can't We Pretend", is as clear as can be, as far as sound goes, put it simply as how the single is about, mixing the likes of Adele's infamous track "Hello" crossed with Evanescence's infamous track "My Immortal", that is how precisely this track is depicted and it couldn't be more right on point. So much melody and energy given off from it from start to finish. The vocalization added on just makes it come full circle, it’s no wonder, not many know of the Sharon LIa Band.

Thus with this said, this track is one that many should  hear right here, right now because if not, many would be missing out on quite a bit. Moving forward, the song’s structure is filled with such fulfillment, energy, and thus so much effort, it has such a leftover essence that will be heard even when the song is not heard. There are so many ways to discuss this track, because it is so meaningful and powerful it is uncanny at times how good of a track it is whilst listening.

The comparisons have been given and they could not be more right. Yes the songs compared are well known by acts many have heard prior, if not at least once, but that is what makes this one track stand out on it’s own accordance. The vocals and music alone, are what make this track really stand strong and out for all to take in as a whole. Vocals are really in-depth and powerful sounding, while the music just builds upon that, capturing this overwhelming angst that just stuns you.

Overall really Sharon LIa Band’s stand out of a track “Why Can’t We Pretend”, is just one of those tracks, that will get recognized soon enough for sure. It is this track, and it’s performers behind it, that will make them grow ever so further with not just their careers musically, but as individuals as well.

https://www.sharonliaband.com/


Alternative progressive rockers ODDFELLAS have had quite a backstory, releasing some content then taking it offline, to go back and write all new material towards an upcoming EP release. The band goes into talks about their music, history, and future plans.


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

The band started out as a 2 piece with just guitar and drums in 2016. We did a lot of gigs in our home town and got our name pretty well established. Eventually, we added some members and also got rid of some members once we started traveling. We started this line up in the band less than a year ago.

Drake Fisher-Front man
Mason Galaviz-Drums
Dako Ryan-Guitar
Davey Ellis-Bass Guitar

We all had our own thing going on before we got together. As soon as we got together we immediately started writing music, doing gigs every weekend, and traveling to festivals. We’ve been non stop working our asses off.

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

We’re just some weird ass dudes, so we call ourselves oddfellas. I said it one day, and it stuck!

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

Pampa, Texas. The scene is pretty good for the size of the town. We also come from the Amarillo music scene. The scene there is definitely weird. If you don’t fit into a certain clique, you will be hated. We love all the local bands. (A special Case) (Leddit Ride) (TheLeo).

4. How would you describe your style?

Original...music that just feels good.... Rock N’ Roll. We also get really psychedelic at points. All in all it is very unique.

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

We released an EP early in our time as a band but have since taken it offline with plans of a new EP this Spring. Our single “Reason” is out now on all platforms. You can except true words, and great music behind those words. We speak about real shit, we don’t just come up with songs that we think will be hits. We almost don’t care what people are going to think, and that helps a lot. People love that.

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

Always. We are going back into the studio later this month! You can expect a 5 to 6 song EP to be  released mid 2019!

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

We’re going to have a busy year but nothing announced just yet. We plan to just travel every weekend like we have been doing. If opportunities come, will will take them! Right now we’re just going with the flow until we get all of our new music recorded! You can always count on us traveling and constantly doing shows! No matter where they’re at....

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

I think our biggest plan is to just stick together. Now a days you hardly see bands that stick together for long periods of time. We want to play huge festivals and just show people what we’ve got. We have big dreams that are slowly turning to reality. We also plan to go on tour with Pearl Jam one of these days. Hmm, we plan to win a Grammy.. we plan to be the best we can fucking be.

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

Our first answer would obviously be to come to a show! But you can also listen to our music on all streaming platforms online!

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

I’d like them to remember how much heart, drive and passion we put into it. I’d like to remember everything about each song, shit idk.


Joyful sensual indie folk group HOUSE HANDSHAKE have just released their new EP "House", and decide to share with us great details of their EP, music, and plans ahead.


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

It started with Sarah and I moving from Winnipeg to Vancouver. We found a big home living with 3 other musicians who happened to also be from Winnipeg. In time, a room needed to be filled and that’s where our player Darrell came in. Something clicked when he joined us. Darrell and I met in passing before in Winnipeg but we didn't really know each other but we quickly came to learn that our family have been friends for generations and that we actually are family.  It felt kismet, the chemistry was so strong and we just knew we had to share this with people. So we decided to go for it. The first step was moving back to Winnipeg it just felt like something was calling us back there and we had to follow our guts. Everything fell into place quite simply after that. Our keyboard player Tanner was good friends with Darrell and he was there to greet us our first day home.  We found a house in the center of the city late 2017. Then In 2018 we launched our selves as a band not long after we found our drummer Brennan and second guitar player Tate. They were unexpected finds, we never intended to be a 6 piece but they have such great chemistry with us it was just another gut feeling. We’ve kept our nose to the grindstone ever since. We’ve played over 50 gigs, headlined our first festival, had soaring reviews on our first EP and our working towards releasing a full album.

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

House Handshake came from a mutual friend back in Vancouver. He use to do this handshake and about the time we decided to go back to Winnipeg he was showing it to a guest and he said something like "Oh, so its like your house handshake" and I stopped and said that it! I mean, I feel it fits us a band the lives together and we’re all very open to people.

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 Winnipeg and the music community here is just unbelievable. Not only is there great songwriters and talented people but their also incredibly uplifting. We have cooperation here and friendly competition.

4. How would you describe your style?

Joyful Sensual Indie-Folk.

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

We’ve released our first EP "House" you can find the four tracks everywhere digitally. This and the next EP are working towards our self titled full album. We’ve got another 4 tracks we’ll be recording soon for the next EP "Handshake" so follow us so you can keep up.

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

Most of us are song writers so we’re actually sitting on over 50 songs right now. There’s about 30 we pick and choose for our live sets which can be frustrating for 45 minutes. There’s tons of music in the works and we’re constantly jamming and writing new things sometimes we post teasers of it on our social medias.

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

We’re planning a tour this summer through Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario if anyone is in the area. As for Winnipeg shows it’s easy to catch us.

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

We have big plans in our community to tie in more art into concerts and getting the music industry of all facets working together to create something that I truly think can be revolutionary. There’s so much cool stuff happening you just got to follow us to see. I can’t spoil too much.

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

You can find us everywhere digitally. If you want more go to our website at www.househandshake.com  and sign up for the newsletter or follow us on Instagram, YouTube & Facebook.

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

We want them to remember their past and dig deep down inside to reflect and acknowledge their feelings. - Quinton Poitras


Alternative post hardcore rock n' rollers VITAL NOISE is a trio act of it's time and kind. Being around for a while, releasing their debut full-length album, with new music already in the works! Shows are lined up with the future looking brighter than ever for them! Find out just what else had to be said below!


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

We started the band in 2013. Our singer/ guitarist, Andrew and bassist, Preston are both
brothers and both played music together in each other’s bedrooms from a very young age. In
2013, when they were only 11 and 14 years old, they decided that they wanted to form a real
band together and formed Vital Noise. After playing with many different drummers over the
years, they met their drummer Reid Campbell in 2018 and have been going strong ever since.

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

Our name Vital Noise comes from the fact that we feel that music is a vital part of everyday life,
and we wanted to pay homage to that.

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 Los Angeles, California. Being that it is one of the largest music scenes in
the world, there are so many different artists that are all out there doing their thing. Everywhere
you go here there are people playing live music, which is really cool. We gig with a ton of
bands who we really like.

4. How would you describe your style?

We would describe our style as hard rock. We take influences from a lot of metalcore and
post-hardcore bands but we like to put a large emphasis on melody, which in turn gives our
music a more rock element.

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

We have released a full length, self titled LP. From our works, someone can expect to hear a
balance of heavy, in your face music, and also hear moments of calmness and melody.

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

We do. We have recently recorded a new single, which we are set to release soon and we are continuing to write new material, which we plan on recording over the summer.

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

We currently don’t have any tours lined up, however we have many shows coming up in the
next few months around the Los Angeles and Orange Country, CA area which we are very
excited about.

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

For the future, our plan is to keep grinding, keep making music, and keep playing shows so that
we can take this band as far as we possibly can.

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

You can listen to us on all major digital media platforms. (Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, etc.)

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

We feel that a listener is most likely to remember the hooks of our songs. We try the best to
write extremely catchy hooks and hope that they will resonate with our listeners.


Coming such genres as electronic, gothic, industrial and dark wave, GNOSTIC GORILLA have put together something that has come a long way. LGP-ONE is the record label behind their releases and themselves as a whole, as this band continues to expand and reach ever so further in the music scene. With that said, the band talks of their past and present times.


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

"Gnostic Gorilla" grew out of an earlier 'project' called "The Lonely Ghost Project". The project known as Gnostic Gorilla is mostly the work of Dean Mason, with a few contributors here and there, most notably Damla Bozkurt on Violins. In the earliest days, when the project was just Dean Mason, there was a regular line up…David Byrnes on skins, Shawn Saunders on Guitars, Dave Davidson on bass and Tony Bourdeau on guitars. This was in the early days when Dean Mason recorded a single title Dark Hallway with Golgotha as the B-side.

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

“Gnostic Gorilla” was originally the name of one of Mason’s songs which later was renamed “Eye For A Lie”. I (Dean Mason) changed the name to Gnostic Gorilla after finding out that there was a band called “The Lonely Ghost Parade” and I did not want any confusion, even though I was using “The Lonely Ghost Project” long before they came out.

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

Gnostic Gorilla finds his dwelling in a cave in between Toronto and Montreal near the New York State border. The music scene? Everything and anything I guess, but not a really huge scene for the kind of music Gnostic Gorilla does.

4. How would you describe your style?

Some of it is dark and bizarre and abrasive, while some of the music is like Gothic New Wave. Gnostic Gorilla has some elements of acts like Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, Rammstein, Type O Negative.

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

St. Basil’s Asylum (Cleopatra Records)

Hide The Ghost (LGP)

Psalm for The Lost (LGP)

Phantom Mimes (LGP)

There is another album slated to be released by Cleopatra Records in the months ahead. Also some releases of remixes with Nowhere Now Records and also KL-Dark Records.

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

Yes, an album to be released by Cleopatra Records tentatively titled "Synthetic Apocalypse".

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

Gnostic Gorilla has no plans to tour at this time.

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

I’m hoping to work with other artists. Already have. One day at a time.

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

Well, Gnostic Gorilla is on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Deezer, (most digital suppliers) and also there is a BC page. https://gnosticgorilla.bandcamp.com/. All information regarding Gnostic Gorilla can be found here: http://www.gnosticgorilla.com.

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

Hmmm. I would hope that people who listen to my music will at least see it as unique, but being "unique" in this world of "it’s all been done before" is quite difficult.


Pop artist RUSSEL JAMES has an all new single out and about called "Comedown". With that said, why not come on down to find out what Russel James himself had to say about it, among other things.


1. Please tell us about the history of yourself.

Russell:  My name is Russell James and I am an Electronic Pop artist. I’ve played in many bands before and I just got tired of things not working out and having to rely on other people for my success. I finally decided to go solo because now, I only have to rely on myself. I’ve been solo for about a year now and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made musically.

2. What’s the origin of your stage name?

Russell: James is actually my first name and Russell is my middle. I wanted to use Russell James to separate my personal life from my artistry.

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

Russell: I’m from Leesburg, GA. we don’t really have an original music scene here. It’s mostly taken over by cover bands. There are however, a few hard working original bands from my area including Unbreakable Bloodline and Days To Come. They both put in a lot of work and have been pursuing music for a while now. I’ve definitely learned a lot from both of those bands. All great people.

4. How would you describe your style?

Russell: Pop. Definitely poppy mixed with some slight rock and hip hop variations of tracks.

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

Russell: My latest release is my new single "Comedown". I also released a music video for the song which you can check out on YouTube and Facebook. The song is available on all major music outlets online. I really enjoy this song and I feel it really has a sound if it’s own. It has catchy melodies, a nice rhythm that sets the pace for the song, and many people can relate to the context of the lyrics as well. I’m definitely proud of this one.

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

Russell: Absolutely. I am currently writing, recording, and even collaborating with other artists. I’m also working on releasing multiple music videos this year along with a brand new EP titled "Foundations".

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

Russell:  My shows this year will be promoting the release of my EP. If you’d like exclusive access to hear them before they release later this year, now is the chance.

8. What plans do you have for the future?

Russell: I’m constantly writing new material and I’m looking forward to releasing new songs throughout this year. I will be in the studio quite a lot.

9. Where can we listen to your music and buy merch?

Russell: I’m on all major online music outlets and I’m also pretty active on social media. You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram. -@russelljamesmusicofficial.

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

Russell: Catchy melodies and relatable lyrical content. I believe those are the driving force behind my music.


Sludge rockers THE MOUND BUILDERS have got a lot to say, when it comes to themselves, their new album and everything else involving their said music style. Find out the discussion from the whole band below!


1. Let's start off with an icebreaker. If you could describe your band in 4 words, what would they be? 

Doom, Stoner, Metal, Punk.

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

Ryan Strawsma - Bass, Jason Brookhart - Drums, Brian Boszor - Guitar, Jim Volez - Vocals.

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

TMB - The band began to form in late 2008 out of an internet add and mutual friends.  We started playing shows locally in early 2009 and solidified the lineup by the end of the year. That early period of the band culminated in 2011’s debut full-length release, Strangers in a Strange Land.  We have since worked on expanding our audience by playing several newer cities across the Midwest as well as dropping a couple splits and EP’s along the way.  One split we released in 2015 is our first vinyl offering with our good buddies The Pale Horseman from Chicago.  We also released our Wabash War Machine four song EP in 2014 with a re-issue plus 2 additional songs in 2018.

4. Who are some of your influences?

TMB - In terms of musical influences, we draw a lot of inspiration from classics like Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Metallica and a number of punk bands. Some contemporary influences would be bands like High on Fire, Corrosion of Conformity, Eyehategod… honestly there are way too many to name. We’ve also been inspired over the years by the bands we have played with at home and on the road.  As for our non-musical influences, we dabble in everything from old adventure flicks, “Ancient Aliens” kind of shows, and just everyday life here in Midwest.

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

TMB - Yes, we write all of our own material.  We might pull out a cover of The Butthole Surfers or The Ramones every now and then, but we prefer to write & perform our own songs.  Our song-writing is a collaborative effort between all members. We primarily stick to developing our own parts, but we also like to work with each other through suggestion and feedback. As for the topics of our songs, there’s really no overarching theme, or anything like that… usually, topics can range from sci-fi and fantasy to real world events.

6. What was the recording process like for this new album of yours?

TMB - The recording process this time around was a little different than times before.  When we started writing the songs we had a concept or goal in mind.  We wanted to write a collection of songs that went together, that complimented each other, that flowed together, almost a throwback to albums from the 60’s & 70’s in that sense.  Ultimately finances dictated more than we would like to admit, and we realized the only way to somewhat achieve our goal of a real album was to record it live in the studio.  We embraced that idea and decided to record live, directly to tape, with Matt Talbot (HUM) at Earth Analog Studios.  During Easter weekend (2018) we recorded 8 songs in about 15 hours over two days.  All drum tracks are one continuous take with no edits.  Most guitar and bass tracks are continuous takes with no edits.  We had to overdub a few guitar solo’s and some of the vocal tracks after the recording session but other than that the album is completely live.

7. Would you say that you have a favorite song off this album and which is it and why?

Jason - The opener.  Torchbearer.  I love how that song is broken up into chunks.  You’ve got the almost desert influenced, stoner rock type intro/build-up, then comes the more up-tempo crushing verse riff, followed by the halftime headbanging hook.  Those parts alone are a great song then boom we change course to a punk/hardcore drum intro and away we go.  We spent at least a year working out all the different parts and changes in Torchbearer, getting it exactly the way we wanted it.  I like all the songs but this one sticks out to me for some reason.  I do however feel that Hair of the Dogma has everything we have to offer as a band.  Fast riffs, killer grooves and breakdowns

8. Why should people go forth and check out this album?

TMB - We are very proud of this album.  We think this is the best representation of what we do together musically.  We feel like we have finally found “our sound” if you will.  At least “our sound” is a little more identifiable to us.  We have spent a long time trying to figure out what direction we were taking this band (or the band was taking us) and we think we have finally figured it out, at least for now.

9. How about this next year, what is next for The Mound Builders?

TMB - Well, we are going to support this new record as best we can.  Get some new merch in stock.  We’ve got some Midwest shows (Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky) lined up from January through May and we are already booking the summer/fall.  Hoping to hit a festival or two in late summer/early fall and we are putting the finishing touches on a collection of songs we hope to record during the summer/fall


Heavy metallers Brazilians HIGH MOONLIGHT give us quite the detail of their coming together, musical style of approach, new music that is in the works, with a lot whole more.


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

The band High Moonlight began its work in the late 90's. From the beginning it had a first name that was Evil Side for next Elves of boots. The sound was more sturdy in a heavy blues than a metal itself, but soon they would begin to develop more precise and objective ideas.

If at the beginning the idea was to play cover songs from bands such as Sabbath, Dio, Purple and others, the move now is also to focus on songs of their own.

As with almost every band at the beginning of their journey, it was never easy to maintain a solid formation at the beginning, so the hardest thing was to have members committed to serious, focused work.

With Robert Guima on guitar and always in charge of the band, along with bassist Edson Mad and other guest musicians, the band continued rehearsing and playing in small bars for a while. Several members of the band have integrated or contributed in some way with the band over the years, it is worth mentioning the name of the drummer Ricardo Rodrigues.

In 2016 comes the opportunity of a first official recording in the compilation Rodie Metal-volume 8 (Brazilian Heavy Metal bands). In this period, bassist and friend Edson Mad had to leave the band for personal reasons, Robert, the founder, mentor and tireless member, went ahead with High Moonlight and the song chosen to be part of this collection was "Inovaya".

After this period with the band counting on only one fixed member in its formation, Robert decides to focus on new compositions for the band launching (in form of EP) several sounds like "Meteors explode", "Storm", Dark Knight. .. and can be checked on the SoundCloud platform.

Currently the HML underwent reformulation and counts on Robert Guima and Samyr Morguer on guitars, Joabe Nascimento on drums, Felipe on bass and Ifen Magistrum on vocals
The band will be participating in a new official collection (later this year) in addition to having their songs released on the biggest digital platforms like: Spotify, Deezer, ITunes, Google Play, Tidal, Napster, Music.Amazon, Amazon and other more than 40 platforms , some of them international.
As described in the song that bears the band's own name: "Legends Never Die" (High Moonlight).

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

I have always enjoyed mystical, magical, supernatural and related things. That was precisely what I wanted to address in my lyrics. And the moon is a very mystical symbol, both for wizards, enchanted beings, wolves and Lycans, so I chose it as the name of my band and added the word "High" to magnify it even more. High Moonlight is a tribute to this historical and mysterious symbol that is the moon and all the mystical beings that exist or existed and are part of our history.

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, High Moonlight, are a Brazilian band and the music scene here is very expressive when it comes to heavy music. Although it does not seem and the mainstream media does not care, Brazilians are passionate about rock and heavy metal in general and not just for football as many imagine, in fact many praise from South America have this passion for heavy music.... We are still unknown to the outside world, but in underground, in our scene we are already well known. There is a Brazilian band called "Dark Avenger" It is worth checking the sound of the guys, especially their first album.

4. How would you describe your style?

High Moonlight is a Brazilian heavy metal band with influence on Rainbow, Dio, Uriah Heep, Judas Priest, Sabbath and Accept, but with unique personality and characteristics that make it an original and odd band without looking like a copy of the bands cited above. Only after they have heard will they be able to understand what I am talking about.

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

So far we have released an EP in demo format, but with a good production that gives us an idea of our musical proposal, our sound. There were seven handpicked songs, one in Portuguese and the other in English. They are currently on the SoundCloud platform, who want to check out just search for the name of the band (High Moonlight) along with the name of one of our songs (High Moonlight Arcturians) for example, and there enters the page of the band and check all the others. It is worth checking before the release of our first official album.

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

Yes, not just one but several other songs, that we will compose another album.

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

At the moment we are rehearsing our songs a lot to go out to concerts, not only in our country but in other places as well. That's what we want most (to play in other countries).

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

Record an official album, spread it as much as possible and win the world playing, not to be famous, this does not make my head, but out playing around and meeting other musical projects, people and different cultures ... Anyway, have fun doing which I like and amuse other people.

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

For now in SoundCloud you can listen to the EP in full, but whoever wants to get in touch with me, my Instagram is robhighmoonlight or if someone wants to acquire the album in physical format (demo version) contact via email (highmoonlight12@gmail.com) that we combine and I send the CD. On Facebook you have the band page too (High Moonlight band) and on You Tube: High Moonlight Official band.

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

That Rock will never let your flame go out. Whatever you hear, wherever you are, there will always be someone with something interesting and fun to show through the good old Rock n Roll !!! As Ronnie James Dio sang: "Long Live Rock in Roll, yeah !!!"


Electronic act THE RADIO BROADCAST consists of two members solely believing in nothing BUT the music! That said, they have some content released so far, with plans in mind for some touring and shows to commence soon enough. Check out the chatter of what was said from this duo below.


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

Hello we are The Radio Broadcast. We are a Live Electronic group. There are two of us in the group. Michael plays keys and loops/samples and Kristin sings and plays keys as well. We met in a tattoo shop in 2005 and started playing music together in 2008 and formed TRB in 2009. Michael grew up playing drums in punk bands and Kristin grew up playing the piano but at the time when the two met neither of them were involved in anything musically. We had both wanted to create our own punk band but realized after purchasing a guitar neither of us knew how to play nor had the time or patience to learn so we stuck with what we knew, drums and keys. Over the years our sound and style has changed along with the overall setup of the equipment we use. Our style is always evolving

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

When We started The Radio Broadcast in 2008/2009 MySpace was the biggest social media site.  Our Primary objective was to come up with a band name that wasn't already on MySpace. We had several names that we came up with that were not names on MySpace and that would have worked out but nothing stuck with us like The Radio Broadcast. Imagine you are flipping through your music lybrary  and you come across The Radio Broadcast. You tune in to listen and at that point We (The Radio Broadcast) become your radio and you are listening to our broadcast and thus The Radio Broadcast.

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 Radio Broadcast is based out of Houston Texas in the United States. For us with our style the music scene is very difficult but it always has been for us. Over the Years we have struggled to get booked on decent shows because our sound was so unique promoters didn't know who to book us with or how to even book an electronic duo. We have struggled to find similar artists to play with as well but within the past couple years more and more electronic artists are slowly starting to emerge.  The Electronic Music Scene in Houston TX isn't the greatest and there really isn't much of a community for it. It is really strange because you see national electronic acts travel through and put on great shows for a large Houston based crowd but then you get booked on a local show and that crowd that was at the national show is nowhere to be seen at the local shows.

Houston has a really good indie scene that they tend to blend with some electronic influence. There is a really strong EDM and DJ culture in Houston that we were involved in for a couple years but realized that wasn't quite our fit. In Houston it is really about getting involved with the right people in order to get booked for certain events or booked at certain venues. Being an electronic artist in Houston can be discouraging and we have seen electronic artists come and go throughout our time. All in All we have played some really cool events in Houston and we are still trying to get on some of the bigger events the City has to offer but Houston is not a place with a well established electronic music scene even though you can see there are people out there that enjoy the music.

We have played with some amazing Houston talent and one of our Favorites is Rex Hudson. The sounds from rex are very Synthwave, Retrowave, Chillwave. We enjoy seeing him perform every time! Another Local favorite of ours is Ten Pixels Tall the head of Lazybit Collective. Lazybit Collective is a group of guys that create and play 8 Bit music. Love the sounds they produce.

4. How would you describe your style?

This is an excellent question and we can only describe what we want to project but in reality it is up to the listener to describe our style. We have always been stumped by this question because we do not feel we are one certain style. We perform a variety of electronic styles of music because we enjoy a variety of music. We have created tracks that are  more synthwave or synthpop sounding and we have created tracks that are more wichhouse, trap, and dub influenced. We do not create with one sound or one style in mind we create by what we feel and not all creations are intended to be released on an album. With electronic music it is very easy to find a groove and a sound that works and just stick with it. We do not work like that. We do not want all of or music to sound the same. We try to stay fresh and current and we are continuously evolving and experimenting with new sounds and ideas. So for us to label our selves as one particular style is quite difficult for us.

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

We have released several EP's over the years but currently we only have two that are available as we feel that the music we have out now is what defines us. We have an EP titled "TRB" from 2016 with some really groovy Indie Electronic tracks and some really dancy Synthpop tracks. We just released an EP at the beginning of the year titled "ARRIVED" and on this release we have a nice variety of sounds. Arrived starts off with a strong dramatic intro that evolves into some aggressive dance rhythms and ends with a calming dub track.

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

We currently have a nice handful of New material that we have been working with over the past couple months and we are super excited to release but we have always been creating music on the go so with the next group tracks we would like to spend a little bit more time with them and work with some different effects and techniques for vocal manipulation and just do a little bit more sound exploration before coming up with a final product.

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

As of now we have about one show a month in the Houston area. At the moment we have vehicle issues so we aren't doing much traveling but we look to start playing out of Houston in the near future and we are planning a tour for later this year.

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

Right now we are working on building our online presence. We are also working on some video and photo editing along with the new musical material. A lot of background prep work for the future but the future is unpredictable. You can plan now for what you think is to come or what you think shall happen but you never truly know what to expect until you are in the moment. But as for the future we have many thoughts as to what we would like to happen but nothing solid as of now. We do have a tour planned for the future but we don't have dates yet.

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

You can go to TRBmusic.com for everything The Radio Broadcast. On our site we have music, videos, merch, dates, and social media links. You can find our music on all streaming sites but some sites are slowly processing our material. For sure on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, BandCamp, SoundCloud, and Reverbnation.

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

Whether you Love it or Hate it remember the time and dedication that was put into this music that you are now listening to. We are all on our own path and what may be fuel for one may not be fuel for the next. Take a step back from your life and try to view the world from a different perspective. We do our best to produce quality material but in the end quality is defined by you. Your thoughts and feelings towards our music is on you but please remember what we have created was from the love of our souls with positive intent to help connect like minded individuals.

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