September 2019


Female punk trio THE DAMED just released their debut album, dealing with what else, a lot of numerous issues ranging on feminism, equal rights, and all things caused by our current President Trump and what not. So how else will the band discuss such matters, if not more than that with us! Find out the discussion on these matters below!


1. So why did you want this band to be a trio act instead of four or more?

A trio is more raw and vulnerable, just like our music.

2. How did the band get the name The Damed?

It's a feminist play on words of a well known band you might have heard of.

3. You released your debut album, but decided to title it after yourselves how come?

We were just being born into the music realm and wanted the songs to be more impactful as a whole.

4. What can one expect from your debut album?

Dark punk-ridden riffs offering release from this current state of political turmoil. And encouragement to always fight for injustice. Rocking out.

5. If you had to pick one track to show someone, who has never heard you before off this album, which would it be and why?

Pulse. It represents the extreme political side of the band while also being a social commentary. It's a blend of a few different punk styles. It sets an overall tone for the record.

6. Have any other plans set for the rest of this year that is 2019?

We're in the process of making 2 music videos that will be out in the next coming months.

7. Will the band be heading out on the road anytime soon?

We are planning a small west coast tour soon, yes.

8. Do you have any final words of expression?

Gun Control Now!


After much speculation instigated by two video trailers released earlier this summer, Slayer - Tom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph - in conjunction with Nuclear Blast Records and Prime Zero Productions, announces "Slayer:  The Repentless Killogy" motion picture and companion LP/CD, "The Repentless Killogy, Live At The Forum in Inglewood, CA."  Coming November 8, 2019, the narrative short film paired with Slayer's entire performance of its August 5, 2017 concert at the Los Angeles Forum will be available digitally and on Blu-ray, and the soundtrack from that concert will be released as both a two-disc vinyl and two CD packages.  In addition to the standard black vinyl, eight limited-edition colored vinyl configurations will be available:  red, gold and silver vinyl, red/black & orange splatter, red/orange swirl, red/black splatter, yellow/red corona, and black/white corona.  Pre-orders can be placed HERE.  Check out the trailer for this special movie release HERE

Revenge, murder, bloodshed and retribution.  The "Repentless Killogy" film was written and directed by BJ McDonnell, who conceived and directed the three brutal music videos - "You Against You," "Repentless," and "Pride in Prejudice"-  for Slayer's final studio album Repentless (2015). 

"When we set out to do these initial three videos," said McDonnell, "we had the intention of continuing the next adventures of Slayer and Wyatt on a following album. But, Slayer announced that 'Repentless' was the final album and tour, so this story, the videos, and finally a full live concert at the end is a perfect wrap up of the 'Repentless' final tour.  This is the finale of Slayer.  This is the end of the monsters."

The "Repentless Trilogy" motion picture opens with the three music videos assembled as one chronological storyline and introduces the narrative's main character, Wyatt, a former Neo Nazi associated with a gang known as "The Hand Brotherhood," whose signature mark was a bloody handprint left after a murder had taken place.  Prior to the first music video, Wyatt had left the gang after he fell in love with Gina.  The two had gone into hiding to escape his grisly past and start a family, but The Hand Brotherhood was not going to allow that to happen, and Gina, pregnant with their first child, was savagely murdered as Wyatt was forced to look on.  The film then segues into the present-time narrative that sees Wyatt on the run from law enforcement and the Nazi gang, but now dedicated to eliminating The Hand Brotherhood and seeking retribution wherever he can.

"The Repentless Killogy" stars many of the actors who appeared in the original video series:  Jason Trost ("Beats of Rage," "Hatchet III") as Wyatt, Danny Trejo ("Machete," "From Dusk Til Dawn"), Richard Speight ("Band of Brothers," "Supernatural"), Derek Mears ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), Jessica Pimentel ("Orange Is The New Black"), Tyler Mane ("X-Men," "Halloween !!"), Bill Moseley ("The Devil's Rejects," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2"), Caroline Williams ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2," "Sharknado 4"), and Sean Whalen ("Twister," "The People Under The Stairs"). 

Part two of "The Repentless Killogy" features Slayer's entire live set performed at the Los Angeles Forum on August 5, 2017, and was directed by Wayne Isham who has directed videos for artists including Metallica, Foo Fighters, Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, and Britney Spears.  Presented in front of one of the most striking stage productions of the band's career, Slayer performs fan-favorites including "South of Heaven," "War Ensemble," "Mandatory Suicide," "Dead Skin Mask," "Raining Blood," and "Angel of Death."

Slayer will begin The Final Campaign, the last leg of its Final World Tour on November 2, wrapping its touring career up with two shows at The Forum in Los Angeles on November 29 and 30.  Those final dates are below.

TOUR DATES:

OCTOBER
 4   Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11  Exit 111 Festival, Great Stage park, Manchester, TN

NOVEMBER
 2   Explore Asheville Arena, Asheville, NC
 3   PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
 5   Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA
 6   Giant Center, Hershey, PA
 8   Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA
 9   Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
11  KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
12  Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
14  TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL
15  Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD
17  Fargodome, Fargo, ND
18  CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE
20  Broadmore World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
22  First Interstate Arena at MetraPark, Billings, MT
24  Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
26  Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
27  Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
30  The Forum, Los Angeles, CA


Horror miss-mash that is COFFIN CAROUSEL is a band that has been around for a while now, releasing their debut album and sophomore album "Face Melting Chunky Stuff" on Friday the 13th! Thus forth, this Australian band will be one to cause horrific matters on their own terms from here on out. Frontman vocalist/guitarist Howard Von Noise talks of the new album, plans, and much more about the band's in lucky day that is F13!


1. It's been 2 years since the first and only time speaking with Coffin Carousel, so what has the band been up since?

HVN: Indeed it has, thanks for being so awesome and hanging out again. We have been busy, we have opened for Wednesday 13 and Michale Graves (ex-Misfits) along with some fantastic shows in Australia. I have done a small run of acoustic shows playing Coffin Carousel songs solo and exploring a more intimate expression with the bands material live. I also spent 10x days with Mitch Marlow (New Years Day, In This Moment, Pupa Roach) at his studio in LA back in December 2017 and wrote 3x songs with him which turned out to be an EP called Breathe we released mid-2018. Oh and making more music videos!

2. During that time you went on to release your album "Between Death and Dead", it consisting of 18 tracks, how does the follow-up album "Face Melting Chunky Stuff", stack up?

HVN: Well I have another 18x tracks to drop with ‘Face Melting Chunky Stuff’. I spent some time thinking more about the conveyance of this album as appose to ‘Between Dead & Dead’ which lyrically, I just let flow out from me as an expression from my intuition at the time. FMCS touches on some residual themes from BD&D lyrically, however I wanted to explore more horror themes in general and deliver a message of growth, strength and progression of the band’s sound to be a bold statement, stripping away any expectations from myself on what I felt it should sound like. I let it come alive over three years to be its own monster and just embraced who I am as a person from my own life experiences, what I enjoy, and a lot less concerned of what people think of the bands art. I feel it’s a 100% stronger album as far as the songs themselves and it works as a complete art piece from start to end.

3. Now would you say that this follow-up album, is a continuation in anyway to the previous album, in term's of imagery or story or anything within?

HVN: Yes it is a continuation of my character visually, and musically coming into a sense of mastery within myself in my creative expression to a form of originality I am very proud of. I showed myself a new side to me I didn’t know existed by allowing myself to be authentic 100% through the song writing process. Listening back to the mixes once they were completed, it really dawned on me what it was I had created with the songs as a whole. Up until that point I was just focusing on making the songs as cool as possible, it wasn’t until I was sequencing the track listing I stumbled upon an underlying theme of a character progression I wasn’t aware of initially, which from that point, then inspired me to conceptualize the cover artwork and the look of the packaging for FMCS. All the sounds that people who know the band for are still present, but now enhanced with a lot more production time I spent with my good friend Julian Renzo mixing the songs at his studio.

4. "Open Up Them Stitches", is a track taken from the album, made into a single and video, tell me about them?

HVN: That song was a standout to me along with Julian also who mixed the album, representing the energy and lyrical attitude the album showcases. It has a good classic Coffin Carousel song feel which made it a no-brainer to create a music video for also. I originally wasn’t going to make any music videos for FMCS. I initially wanted people and fans to just listen to the music only and allow their own visualization to play out to how they wanted to perceive it. However I have been working with a good friend Liv who is helping me with some PR for the album, and she recommended I do at least one music video to help her promote the album release…so I made a music video with another good friend Daniel Armstrong, which I have been wanting to work with for years on a music video for the band. I called in on some friends to creepy go-go dance for me and got the guys I have playing live currently all together and we had a fun evening shooting all the ideas and enjoying each other’s creative vibes. Working with friends, the way I like to work.

5. Will this album have any other tracks of choice to receive the same ordeal?

HVN: I have since decided I want to make a music video for the song  The Creepy Creepy. I have some ideas that have popped in my head since Open Up Them Stitches has been released. For this next video though, I would want to push all the horror visuals to the max. I am an independent artist so I want to embrace that freedom and not limit what people expect from me as an artist, or what industry people believe I should stick with along with anyone else who has an opinion on what I should do. I feel right in the headspace to go back to my horror roots for FMCS and push new limits for the band and myself from what Coffin Carousel has previously released.

6. Just like your last album, this one will also receive a Friday the 13th release date, so will this date be "the date" of choice for all Coffin Carousel releases?

HVN: It’s a fun idea! For full length albums I will have to say I do plan to stick to a Friday 13th release date indeed. Again, another awesome fact to remaining independent as an artist, being free to make the choice to do so. As long as a Friday 13th falls in the near future to when I have the next album completed and mixed. It will happen, no doubt.

7. Besides your own works, the band has done cover songs as well, but would you consider doing a cover from the film "Hocus Pocus", and the track "I Put A Spell On You"?

HVN: Hrmm, can’t say I would. I have chosen cover songs to record and release based on the inspiration they had in my musical development, or out of respect for an artist I wish to pay homage to. The same way Metallica, or Marilyn Manson have done so throughout their careers.

8. How does the band plan to celebrate Friday the 13th, not just the one in September but the one in December as well?

HVN: Possibly with a new music video and maybe a rad hometown show. If not eating some awesome vegan burgers and watching Evil Dead 3 Army’s of Darkness.

9. Do you ever see the band to go as far as possibly titling a future song or EP or album after F13?

HVN: Album no…song maybe. For some reason I am thinking it would need to feature an awesome horror artist or a collaboration with someone I would want to work with to make it super special and most awesome to be worthy to carry that title! Maybe Eminem or Rob Zombie, I say.

10. During our last interview, you mentioned of naming the band after a song demo, named Coffin Carousel will we ever hear said song your band was named after?

HVN: Oh yes, you have a good memory! I have in fact already released that song which was originally titled Coffin Carousel. The song was on the debut EP Fiend [2015]. The song is Here To Betray. It’s a killer song! Very raw, but an important and necessary demo process for a cool band name to be born from.

11. How would you say this sophomore album compares and contrasts from your debut last album?

HVN: There is a more bold attitude for FMCS in my vocal performance, lyrics and production. Working with Julian Renzo to mix the album was awesome as I have known him for years and he knows all the bands and styles I like as he has similar tastes. I got to spend time in the studio with him making choices on sounds and parts of the songs. He also introduced me to a friend of his Daphne Vargas who helped me create the album skit tracks at her studio that feature on the album, just like on 90's rap albums, she later ended up singing backing vocals on most of the songs as well as contributing her own lead parts, she was a great inspiration for me to want to make the songs extra special and adding new elements to the band’s sound. Daphne introduced R&B vocal styles and played a big part helping an urban feel come to light with the songs along with classic horror sounds and orchestral parts I had built for the album. Contrast is huge, the coolness factor came more to light along with FMCS having a unique and original sound overall. I also nailed the Belinda Carlisle cover song Leave A Light On…It is the tea.

12. What other sort of plans of havoc does the band have in-store for the remainder of 2019?

HVN: I am looking forward to getting out and playing the new songs live and stepping up the bands live show when possible to the way I have always wanted it to be working with independent budgets. I have a good crew coming together in the background which all enjoy and share a kindred liking to horror in music and what the band stands for and represents. I will do one more music video for this album down the line, maybe in 2019 once the ideas have more time to progress.

13. Would you like to add or say anything more?

HVN: Only that I would like fans and newcomers discovering Coffin Carousel to spend one hour of their 2019 and listen to FMCS start to end and let themselves get lost in the album, remember to dream, imagine and enjoy that there is a band called Coffin Carousel that has stayed true to its direction and passion for creepy cool rock music with the intention of longevity. Oh, and stay awesome to yourself and others please.


After nine years and 221 magical episodes of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, Discovery Family Channel is spreading the power of friendship in style with a prime time 90-minute series finale event on Saturday, October 12 at 8/7c. Leading up to the big night, viewers will also be treated to MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC - A DECADE OF PONY, an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series premiering Friday, October 11 at 5/4c. The final episodes of the Allspark Animation produced series will also stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network’s TV Everywhere app.

In the 90-minute series finale special, a villainous alliance unleashes their unified might on Equestria and it’s up to the Mane Six to save the kingdom. Then, years later in the future, Princess Twilight is visited by a student with a friendship problem. As she attempts to solve it, she looks back on the times she and the Mane Six spent together.

The creators, animators and voice actors behind MY LITTLE PONY share their favorite memories from the past nine seasons and invite viewers into the recording studio to witness the magic that goes into making an episode in the new special MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC - A DECADE OF PONY. Fans will gain never-before-seen access to the making of the series featuring an historical overview of the brand and interviews with Mane Six cast members, creator Lauren Faust and others.

Additionally, viewers can catch up on classic adventures and watch the series from the beginning during the PONY PALOOZA programming takeover starting Sunday, October 6 at 6a/5c and running all-week long during the day leading up to the final episode.

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.


Heavy hard hitters SATIN BANSHEE have got an debut EP out, with merchandise following suite, with shows underway soon enough. The band even goes on more so to discuss this EP, playing some shows and just wanting to get themselves out there for all to hear!


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

We are 3 close friends from the same town who Started Satin Banshee about 7 months ago. We all come from fairly diverse backgrounds musically but we are able to work together well!

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

It actually came from one of those band name generator websites, I remember seeing it and thinking that it would be a great name for a band like what we are and kept it in my back pocket for about 4 years.

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 from the Chicagoland area in Northern Illinois in the United States. The music scene here is very diverse and broad but there are not too many bands like us. Lots of emo, indie, and metal in our local scene.

4. How would you describe your style?

It’s hard to come up with a succinct definition for us so I typically just use the term “heavy garage death glam”. I believe that it provides a pretty accurate caricature. As a separate note we are very big on loud, high energy live shows, often trying to get the audience involved if we can.

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

We currently have our debut 5 song EP released. If you like garage rock-esque production and LOTS of fuzz you may enjoy what we are doing!

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

Yes! We currently have 3 singles planned on being released within the next year, followed by a full album.

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

We have mainly been focusing on writing since our last show in late July, but we do expect to get on more bills as 2019 winds down.

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

Just trying our hardest to do what we love for as long as possible!

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

Our EP is available on all streaming platforms and though we haven’t printed physical merch yet, we do have some designs available for purchase on our Teepublic page!

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

That we do it for them! we want to create something that listeners can come back to time and time again!


Alternative rockers ALDER LIGHTS is a trio band who have lots of energy with such angst that they will be around for quite sometime. Thus, they have gone on to talk about their music and the plans ahead.


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

We started off as a couple friends looking to play some music together, we weren’t trying to be a band. As we kept playing we kept taking this one step further until it became our main focus in life. Jake Goldberg (guitar,vocals) and Marcus Barkac (drums) started the band and then a couple years later added Kaleb Barkac (bass, brother of Marcus). We take pride in what we do and refuse to rush things out for the sake of having something out in the world. We were a band for 3 years before we released a single song followed weeks later by our first album. Almost two years later we released a song. Now 18 months later we’re beginning our second album cycle. We’ve taken our time to build something we’re proud of and believe it’s time to make music our main focus.

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

Ultimately there is no meaning behind the band’s name. We wanted a name you could search and no other bands or groups would show up. Ideas and mindsets change over the years so we felt it was important to have a name that didn’t tie us to a specific mindset or time in our lives, but rather one where we felt the freedom to take it any direction we’d like.

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

The band is based out of Billings, MT. There’s a surprisingly large amount of talented musicians and bands in our town covering all different genres. We recommend Grant Jones as well as Dead Presleys.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our sound has shifted quite a bit between our debut and sophomore albums. To generalize, we describe ourselves as alternative rock. This new album, Darkest Cameo, is higher energy and more experimental than our previous albums. We always want to find a balance of being creative and having something people want to sing along to.

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

We released our first album, Here’s To Fate, in 2016 with 9 tracks total. In 2018 we released a single, Creatures, as the first with our three-piece lineup. Expect our sound to keep evolving, have lots of energy, and for our songs to (hopefully) get stuck in your head.

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

Yes, we just released our first new song in 18 months. It’s called “Pieces” and it’s available wherever you listen to music. We also have a full-length album, Darkest Cameo, coming out November 8, 2019. We plan on releasing at least one more single before the album drops.

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

We’re playing an album release show Friday November 8 in our hometown of Billings, MT. Outside of that, we’re working with management on additional shows but nothing official as of now.

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

More. We want to do more and be more. We want to play more shows, tour more, and keep writing. For now, we’re deep into rehearsing these new songs as we gear up for its release. Regardless of the success of the band, we’ll keep creating and performing because it’s what we love to do. The more people who join us in that journey, the more fun it’ll be.

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

We’re on all (or most) digital platforms so you should be able to find us wherever you listen to music. We’re working on getting an online store setup for those who would like to order merchandise or purchase physical copies of our albums.

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

We would like listeners to remember they’re not alone. Whether our music helps soundtrack a joyous season in life or comforts in a dark season, we want people to feel like we’re right there with them to help enhance their life.


UNDERWING is a mix mash of the 90's grunge era, blended in with progressive rock and stoner genres as well. Take their handful of releases over time and these guys have got a lot to offer the listener. With that, the band goes on to say some thing's about themselves and more.


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

The band started in early 2016 when vocalist Enyeto Kotori decided it was time to realise his musical vision. He brought Joachim Walle Michalsen on drums from his previous band, and found Thomas Myhren and Magnus Christiansen to play guitars, while Enyeto himself manned the bass. In the fall of 2018 Enyeto decided it was time to pass on the bass to The Merf so he could be free to sing his heart out on stage.

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

The band shares its name with the Underwing moth caterpillar. The transformation they represent resonates with the bandmembers, and is also a theme in some lyrics. The caterpillar has a skull-like motif as a defence mechanism, which appears as a mask in out first music video, Sunless Seed, and other places in our artwork.

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're based in Arendal, Norway. The music scene is pretty good for such a small town, but the metal scene isn't exactly huge. There are a few bands though, if you like thrash Vorbid are definitely worth checking out. If you want the more stereotypical Norwegian experience, Vanvidd has you covered with folk-inspired black metal.

4. How would you describe your style?

We play progressive grunge. If that doesn't tell you much, imagine this; If Black Sabbath and Alice in Chains had a lovechild that was adopted by Tool, who happened to be neighbors with Soundgarden and Motorpsycho the result would be Underwing.
   
5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We released our debut EP Kaela Upsweep in May 2017, and June 2019 we followed that up with Spirals on vinyl. In between the two EP's there were three digital singles, I am the Sun, Where Gods Conspire and The Hoof. Each release is very different both in terms of style and sound, but there are underlying themes  exploring the dualities of existence and the spirals of repetitive events in life.
   
6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We're always working on something, there's a new song just around the corner so keep an eye out on our Facebook page. After that there's another single planned for later this year, and we have even more in the works for next year.
   
7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We were busy gigging most of the summer, then had about a month of from live shows to focus on writing and recording. We're playing gigs again now, and will be travelling across Norway again this fall and winter. Next summer will hopefully be even busier than this one, plans have been set in motion.
   
8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Keep doing more of what we're doing, only more and bigger!

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

You can find our music on all streaming platforms, or if you want to buy it you can visit our Bandcamp.

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

It's even better live.


The Pokémon Company International has released a new line of Halloween-themed items for Trainers to treat themselves for the holiday. The collection includes themed Pokémon plush, home décor items, shirts featuring the Ghost-type Pokémon Gengar, and more.

The following products are now available in the US on PokemonCenter.com, the premier destination for official Pokémon merchandise:

Pokémon Pumpkin Parade Poké Plush—featuring Pikachu, Celebi, and Lucario
Pokémon Pumpkin Parade Plush Key Chains—featuring Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and Zorua
Pokémon TCG: Pokémon Halloween Playmat and Pokémon TCG: Pokémon Pumpkin Parade Playmat—for all Pokémon Trading Card Game fans
Gengar Big Face Crew Neck T-Shirt—available in adult sizes S through 3XL
Pikachu & Gengar Pokémon Halloween Pins—a pin 2-pack
Pokémon Halloween Fleece Throw
Pokémon Halloween Door Décor—with a 4-pack of decorations

In addition, the following items are coming soon to PokemonCenter.com:

Pokémon Halloween Pumpkin Pikachu Ceramic Tea Light Holders
Pokémon Halloween Gengar 16 oz. Sculpted Mug
Pokémon Halloween Gengar Ceramic Treat Bowl

Whether decorating at home or snuggling up with a fleece throw, Pokémon fans are in for a spook-tacular Halloween season. Trainers also get a free Halloween treat bag with any purchase of a qualified item while supplies last.


The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed details today about the Pokémon Camp feature found in the highly anticipated upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, where Trainers and their Pokémon can spend quality time together. New Pokémon of the Galar region, information about character customization, and details regarding the Surprise Trade feature were also revealed. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

To commemorate the upcoming release of these titles, The Pokémon Company International also announced the Pokémon TCG: Galar Collection, a preview of the upcoming Sword & Shield expansion that offers new promo cards featuring Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. The Galar Collection will also arrive on November 15.

For more information from today’s Nintendo Direct watch the new video HERE.

Newly Discovered Pokémon of Galar

Cramorant

Category: Gulp Pokémon

Type: Flying/Water

Height: 2’7”

Weight: 39.7 lbs.

Ability: Gulp Missile

When it comes to food, Cramorant will try to swallow anything it can fit in its mouth. Sometimes it will swallow things that aren’t its intended prey, spitting them out once it realizes its mistake. A Cramorant can be forgetful, but it will never forget a Trainer it grows to trust. However, even Trainers will face fierce attacks from their Cramorant if they try to steal its food. Cramorant’s Ability, Gulp Missile, is a new Ability that can be triggered during battles. After Cramorant uses Surf or Dive, it will return with a catch in its mouth. If it takes damage while in this state, Cramorant will retaliate by spitting out its catch at that opponent.

Polteageist

Category: Black Tea Pokémon

Type: Ghost

Height: 8”

Weight: .9 lbs.

Ability: Weak Armor


Polteageist’s body is made from black tea, and it’s said to have a very distinct aroma and flavor. It will only allow a Trainer it trusts to sample its tea, although drinking too much can lead to indigestion. Many Polteageist make their homes inside hotels and restaurants where they disguise themselves and hide among the tableware. Because they can pour their power into leftover tea and create even more of their kind, they’re often treated as pests.

Alcremie

Alcremie is known to be able to create whipped cream from its hands. There are several variations of color and flavor for this whipped cream, as well as the decorations on its body.

Pokémon Camp

Trainers can enjoy a moment of relaxation and fun with the Pokémon in their party through Pokémon Camp. When Trainers watch their Pokémon as they have fun camping and playing together, they might discover a new side to them that they don’t normally get to see. Trainers can get to know their Pokémon better by playing with them using a Poké Toy or a variety of bouncing balls.

In Pokémon Camp, Trainers will be able to cook curry, a popular dish in the Galar region. Trainers can create a variety of curries, depending on what Berries and other ingredients they choose to use. Players will need to fan the flames until they’re strong enough to cook the curry and then stir the pot just right to make the best batch.  Once the curry is done cooking, both Trainer and Pokémon can enjoy it together. There are many types of curries, so Trainers can try to cook them all and complete their Curry Dex.

Pokémon Camp is also a way for Trainers to connect with other players in the Wild Area. Trainers can join the camp of another player or have other players visit their camp until a total of four players are gathered. Together they can interact with Pokémon or even make curry. If a player comes across a tent while using local communication or when connected to the internet, it’s a sign that another player has set up their Pokémon Camp there. A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to visit other players’ Pokémon Camps using an internet connection. A membership is not required to play with other players using local communication features.

Explore Galar in Style

As Trainers travel through the Galar region, they will come across boutiques and hair salons. By visiting them, they can buy new clothes or change their hairstyle. Trainers will be able to choose from many different clothing items, hairstyles, and even makeup options as they explore Galar in style.

Create a League Card

Pokémon Trainers in the Galar region make League Cards for themselves. These cards provide detailed information about the Trainer and are traded and given out across the region. Players can use the Card Maker function of Rotomi to customize their own cards. The Card Maker will enable players to edit the background, frame, and much more on their own unique League Cards. League Cards received from other Trainers can be reviewed in a player’s album.

Connect with Players Using Surprise Trades

In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Trainers can use the Y-Comm to do things like engage in Link Battles or Trade Pokémon. Another feature available on the Y-Comm menu is Surprise Trade. The player just needs to select a Pokémon from their Boxes that they’re willing to trade, and a trading partner will automatically be found as they continue their adventure. These trades can be carried out with players from around the world if the player is using the internet or through local communication with someone around them. Trainers won’t know what Pokémon they’ll get in exchange for their Pokémon until they actually receive it.

A Nintendo Switch Online (paid) membership is required to participate in Link Trades and Link Battles using the internet. A membership is not needed for local communication use.

Choose a Pokémon Partner in the Pokémon TCG: Galar Collection

As Trainers await the highly anticipated release of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, they can also look forward to the new Pokémon TCG: Galar Collection, which includes one of three promo cards showcasing Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. In addition, the box includes a matching collector’s pin, one oversize card featuring the Legendary Pokémon Zacian or Zamazenta as a brand-new Pokémon V, and four Pokémon TCG booster packs.

This special preview of the Sword & Shield Series will be Trainers’ first opportunity to grab cards from the forthcoming expansion. The Galar Collection will be available on November 15 in celebration of the global release of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

For more information about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, please visit Pokemon.com/SwordShield. To learn more about the Pokémon TCG, visit https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/.


Rock, pop, alternative go getters KEEP UP have an all new album "Up In Flames" coming soon, with so much more lined-up, only the band themselves can go into further chat about it.


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

Keep Up is made up of 3 energetic, music-lovers. An audio engineer, A bar-tender, and an Apple Genius. We’ve all known each other since grade school, but only in the last few years have we seriously started making music and marketing ourselves as Keep Up.

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

Keep Up is more than a band name. For us, it’s a life style. If you ever get a chance to see Keep Up LIVE, you’ll find out, real quick what the band name is about. We are all super talented and switch instrument mid song, on stage. yes. We play each others instruments during our LIVE performance to keep the show lively and exciting. Overall, we are highly influenced by energetic pop-punk music with influences dating from Simple Plan to David Bowie, from Metallica to Zeppelin and Blink 182 to The Ramones.

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

Keep Up is based out of Syracuse, NY. A town where music is constantly evolving. The scene here in Syracuse has excepted Keep Up as a ‘must see’ type of band. With each band member deeply intertwined within the community, we are constantly recognized for hard work, dedication and supporting other local music. What goes around, comes around. As a recommendation, Check out 3 bands we are playing our album release show with; closure., Between Now and Forever, and Hope Is.

4. How would you describe your style?

We would like to describe Keep Up as an all original flavor, kind of band. We try and create music that’s unique to us, However, we have been described as many things. One of my new favorites that I heard was a mix of Drake Bell fronting Green Day with a hint of Avril Lavigne influence.

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

Right now, we have released a 3 songs self-titled EP on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and more. We are in the middle of releasing a full length album that will be released September 6th, 2019. At this very moment, our fans can go pre-order our album for $4.99 and instantly get access to 2 brand new songs “Déjà Vu” and “Shut Ur Mouth”.

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

Well, of course we do. We are always working on new music. In fact, we had twice as much music written for this album. We only used what we thought was appropriate for our fans to hear first. We are always evolving and creating new ways to make music and new ways to stream line the writing process.

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

Yes, however, currently we only travel throughout the United States. We plan to get out to new territory soon. Our current tour consists of 10 dates in the north eastern area of USA. You can catch us playing new music from the album coming this September. Check out these dates at keepuporshutup.com/tour.

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

As for the future, we are looking to record more albums and film more music video. But our next move may be releasing a cover song. We’d love to hear from our fans and new followers as to which cover would suit us the best. We also plan to embrace this live streaming culture by going LIVE on our social media more often during gigs, interviews and other private events to give the viewer a more behind-the-scenes action.

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

I love this question! We are all over the place. You can find everything on keepuporshutup.com, facebook.com/keepuporshutup, or find us on iTunes! We have plenty of new merchandise and albums available on our website at keepuporshutup.com/store.

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

The best part about getting on board with Keep Up is that we are always willing to meet new people and go new places. We are so blessed to have such a dedicated following and we encourage anyone to join. Our music was written and record from our hearts, for yours. Stay Tuned for more, we’re coming at you!


Pop punk band A BETTER HAND had it's inception back in 2015, since then releasing material on and off over the course of the past few years. Band members Jordon Salgado vocalist and Taylor Allen on drums, both take some time to talk about the band's music and having a great time with all of it.


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

Taylor - A Better Hand started back in 2015 from an old band of mine. We played a show with Kyle's band at the time and he was interested in playing bass for us and we needed a bass player. We met Jordon through a recommendation from a mutual friend. Funny enough, we initially had him try out for guitar. He would've made it either way though!

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

The name stands for new beginnings and always being able to start again. No matter how bad things get, they'll always get better.

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

Jordon - We’re based out of St Paul in Minnesota. The music scene is diverse and we definitely have a lot of great bands to play with. A coupe bands I could name would be Odds of an Afterthought, Heart to Gold, Unturned and the Shackletons.

4. How would you describe your style?

Jordon - Our style is hard to pinpoint I think, but only because we’re all so diverse and come from different backgrounds. I really love pop punk and alternative music, so I try to bring that into the mix.

Taylor - We are definitely pop punk, but I also think we've got a unique sound that doesn't quite fit the term "generic"

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

Jordon - Our new E.P Out of Sight and Out of Mind is out now on all platforms, and if you’re a fan of bands like Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, State Champs or Real friends, we think you might enjoy it.

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

Jordon - We are currently writing right now for our next project and are so excited about it. We expect to be laying down demos very soon.

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

Jordon - Touring is literally a dream for me. Getting to meet new people and play music every night is an incredible feeling.

Taylor - Right now we're just writing and getting ready for the studio so we don't have any tours this fall. However, we're really eager to get back on the road.

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

Jordon - We’re just trying to write music, play music and have a great time. Whatever comes of it is alright with me.

Taylor - We all want to do this as a career. We're working hard to make that happen, but we're having a good time along the way!

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

Taylor - Right now you can stream us on any platform. We've also got a couple of music videos available on YouTube. Bandcamp is the best place to buy our stuff!

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

Jordon - I think I was pretty vulnerable on this E.P and the lyricism to me is me opening up about a lot of problems I’ve had in my life. Music for me was always a way to help me through issues and a way to relate to an artist. All I can ever really hope is we’ve made a difference for somebody, no matter how little, and that we can connect on that level.

Taylor - I really just want someone to be able to connect in some way. Oh and the drums. ;)


Heavy rock n' roll band BRAKE LOOSE offers quite the punch in terms of their sound, energy and the like of it all really. Since forming just last year in 2018, the band has been catching attention. Releasing just a couple of singles as it were, there is no slowing down for these guys not at all. The band goes on to further discussion to talk a whole lot more about what they got in-store.


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

A few years ago, myself (Alex) and Jack emigrated from Venezuela like a lot of Venezuelans have in recent years. We both met back in Caracas in 2010 through a mutual friend that I raced motocross with. Jack was playing in various underground bands at the time. Coincidentally, eight years later we both found ourselves in Dublin. And, so the seed of Brake Loose was planted!

We started jamming some blues in his house near East Wall for few months in early 2018. Then it kind of became a weekend routine. On one occasion, Jack asked me how I came up with all the random words and phrases I let out while jamming, so, I showed him my notebook of poems. He was really impressed with the content of the songs and poems that I had written. I was equally as impressed with his guitar skills after years of not playing. So, at that moment we decided to start a rock band.

Later that year, I met Robbie in “Fibber Magees” a well known RocknRoll bar in Dublin. I knew the first day I met him that he was the man we were looking for - a true rocknrolla and a natural lead guitarist. Thankfully Rob was looking to start a new project at them time, so, two became three and the three of us with our deep-rooted love of heavy rock formed the band.

The next few months we started rehearsing, jamming, creating songs, playing some covers, trying different drummers and in September Douglas joined in as a bassist. I met Dougie in BIMM college, as he had also moved to Dublin from the UK and was looking to join a band. Dougie brought in a Brazilian drummer he knew, Alessandro Siqueria, and the band was properly structured. Though we parted ways with Alessandro this August 2019, we have incorporated another killer drummer yet to be announced.

We played our first gig in “SinE”, a live music venue near Abbey Street in late November and our first gig in “Fibber Magees” last December supporting “The Jailbirds”. From that point It’s been an electrifying, crazy, mad and beautiful few months for ourselves with back-to-back gigs all over town, supporting ASLAN and the pinnacle for us so far - our first release this August “Midnight Train”. 
We want to keep the Rock&Roll pulse beating throughout Dublin and afar over the coming months.

Band members:

Frontman – Alex Murillo

Born in Caracas, Venezuela. One of the three co-founders of the band.

He is the Frontman/vocalist and singer/songwriter of the band.

Alex Murillo is the wordsmith of Brake Loose. A vocalist, songwriter and poet, he always blurs the line between what is real life and what is art. As an ex pro-motocross racer, he is used to pushing the boundaries and living on the edge. His energetic performances captivate with his moves and spoken word, and he really encapsulates the essence of Rock & Roll. He is the soul of the band.

His biggest influences include: Chris Cornell, Jim Morrison, Ville Valo, Scott Weiland, Layne Staley, Eddie Vedder, Steven Tyler, Brandon Boyd, Peter Steele, Billy Idol, Mick Pyro, Johnny Cash, Mike Patton.

If you catch him listening to anything it will probably be from the following list:  The Doors, Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains, Motley Crue, Kaleo, The Temperance Movement, Rival Sons, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, John Mayer, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Republic of Loose, The Black Keys.

Loves: Gigging, motocross, motorcycles, surfing, mountaineering, reading, writing & beer.

Lead Guitarist - Rob Higgins

Born in Dublin, Ireland. One of the three co-founders of the band.

He is the lead guitarist and songwriter of the band.

Rob Higgins is by far the most experienced musician in the band. He has toured abroad and has played hundreds of gigs in Dublin with other bands in the last 4 years. His improvised solos make people faces melt with passion and mystery. He is a very passionate guitar player and his essence is pure RocknRoll. He is the spirit of Brake Loose and to see him live is definitely a captivating experience.

His biggest influences include: Angus Young, Slash, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Jack White.

If you catch him listening to anything it will probably be from the following list:  Guns & Roses, AC/DC, The Doors, Led Zeppelin.

Loves: Sg’s guitars, gigging & beer.

Rhythm Guitarist - Jack Livinalli

Born in Caracas, Venezuela. One of the three co-founders of the band.

He is the rhythm guitarist and songwriter of the band.

Jack is the riff master of Brake Loose. He has an insane ability to create and structure songs from scratch. Midnight Train was basically composed by him as well as other upcoming songs. His riffs represent the badass nature of Brake Loose and he is  the critical mind of the band.
His biggest influences include: Tony Iommi, Jimmy Hendrix, Kim Thayil, Brent Hinds, Bill Steer, Gary Rossington, Randy Rhoads.

If you catch him listening to anything it will probably be from the following list: Black Sabbath, Kvelertak, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, The Ramones, The Black Keys, Iron Maiden, Soundgarden, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mastodon, Enslaved, Wintersun, Carcass, The Meters, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Loves: Skateboarding, surfing, gigging, gigs and travelling. 

Bassist – Douglas “Dougie” Stewart

Born in Taunton, United Kingdom. Lived in France and Spain.

He is the bassist and instrumentalist of the band.

Dougie is the crazy and wicked bassist. Definitely mad, but he is a passionate musician in love with psychedelic rock.

His biggest influences include: Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Jimmy Hendrix, Noel Redding, Rory Gallagher, John Frusciante, Eric Clapton, Lindsay Buckingham, Jimmy Page, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Peter tosh, Gregory Isaacs.

If you catch him listening to anything it will probably be from the following list: Pink floyd, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bob Marley & The Wailers.

Loves: Skiing, skating, surfing, juggling, gigging, beer and South American culture.

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

As a band, Brake Loose is a bit of a mixed bag and while nationalities define our place of birth, we view ourselves as citizens of the world – individuals who have loved, lived and experienced a lot of different cultures, countries and continents before settling and forming our band in Dublin, Ireland.

Each of us brings different tastes, ideas, experiences, emotions and stories to the band. And, each of these things form the fabric of Brake Loose's identity, meaning and reason which is awareness.

Awareness of all that life has to offer. So, over pints when the name Brake Loose was said, it really just fit as it encapsulates our reason perfectly.

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 Dublin, Ireland. And that is a huge question haha. Dublin is a city full of music venues, pubs, recording/rehearsal studios and literally every day of the year there is a gig, every day there are musicians busking on the streets and throughout the year there are dozens of festivals, especially during the summer, all around the country.  Dublin is burning with music. There is an incredible live music scene here, helped by Dublin’s pub culture.

In terms of music, genres are quite diverse, there are so many different bands across all genres, which is good as it enriches the music scene. Right now we feel the music scene in Dublin is as strong as it’s ever been. Bands are getting signed and there’s more and more Irish bands getting national and international coverage.

In terms of Rock, there is a huge community of amazing original acts. The Rock/Metal scene in Ireland is absolutely sick and it’s growing stronger than ever.

Bands like Aesect, Words That Burn, Jailbirds are definitely worth checking them out as they have recently played Bloodstock Open Air this year and other big metal/rock festivals around Europe.

4. How would you describe your style?

We are very forward, in everything we do. That is RocknRoll for us. We tell others we play RocknRoll. We could describe our style or sound as dirty, mischievous and fearless. We incorporate spoken word in our performances, that mixed with our sound makes us unique.

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

We released our first single “Midnight Train” last Friday the 23rd of August and it's been amazing how everyone has react to it. Honestly we did not expect it. It’s been exciting, intense and emotional but all the messages and feedback we have been sent have made us realize that we are on the right path and doing what we should be doing! We encourage others to listen, just listen.

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

Yes, we have our second single “Through The West” coming out really soon. Actually, this song is quite different from “Midnight Train”. As this song is about facing your deepest fears, exposing yourself to them; It could be any fear, fear of death, fear of time. Accepting it, fear itself has no power, and any fear shrinks and vanishes. Then, you are free.

We absolutely love the lyrical content of “Through The West” and its short stories, as they are set in this idealistic or mystic scenario in which a mysterious or unknown solitary motorcycle rider, rides and rides through the desert, towards the west on an endless desert road, facing snakes and the dangers of the road, but most of all, facing his own inner fears and troubled mind.

In the bridge or interlude of the song, the rider quotes Alexander The Great (a quote which Alexander used on his men before facing battle) by screaming out loud “Conquer your fears and I’ll promise you will conquer death”.  We choose the west because it is like a beacon of light at the end of a tunnel, metaphorically speaking. The west is the best. The west is a concept that empowers mystery and adds more beauty to the journey of the rider.

And also, we have a very tasty Rammstein like song due to its main guitar riff called “Dublin games” coming up soon.

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

We’ve played a lot of gigs this 2019 in Dublin. A standout for us was supporting Irish Rock legends Aslan. Before the year is out, we will be playing a few more gigs in Dublin, Galway and Cork. And, for next year we have exciting plans to venture to the UK, Berlin as well as other European cities for gigs and festivals. This year we’ve spent a lot of time gigging and in the studio rehearsing, writing and recording. Something we very much enjoy and plan on keeping up!

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

As a band, we have a list of goals that we want to fulfill. So, we definitely have a lot of big dreams and ideas to keep us excited and inspired as we head into the future.

We’ve hit a big milestone with our first release and our next step will be bringing our music further afield (UK and Europe) and playing it live to more people, to bigger crowds. That's why one of our main goals are hitting up festivals. We really get our biggest thrill when performing live and feeding off the crowd’s energy. We will continue to write and release more of our music and blur the line between what is real life and what is art.

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

You can find “Midnight Train” on most streaming services – Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and more. But we are also very active on our social channels, so, be sure to check us out @brakelooseofficial on Instagram and Facebook. You will be able to buy all of our merch very soon through our bandcamp webpage as well as our Facebook page as soon as we finished a deal with a company that loved our music and offered the service.

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

Firstly, we would like any listener to feel excited and energized, as, Rock & Roll is very much alive and thriving. However, on a deeper level, we hope that our music resonates with our listeners and makes them think, be present and aware of life’s preciousness and its intensity. We say intensity due to the fact that this is a Heavy Rock band.

Through our music we encourage others to live a life without fear, with no fear. Live a life knowing that there is no tomorrow, that what really matters is today. A life of uncertainty, of excitement, of embracing life's thin red line, its roughness, madness and fragility, that is our message. After all, music has the power to bring you on a journey of self-discovery and growth.

A journey in which some can discover their true potential as human beings. And as I like to say in this century, in this time in late civilization, in the here on now.  If our listeners take away any of the above from our music, we would be doing what we set out to do!


Trio band PLASTIC AGE is a pop punk rock band whose releases consists of an EP, an album, with a lot more coming. The band goes on to say much more about themselves and the music that they create.


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

We are three. And we’ve met in high school. Apolline (singer and bass guitar player) intended to put up a girls band. Then she put out an ad after she met Gaëlle (drums). Nicolas (guitar player), in spite of the beard and the low pitched voice answered to the ad. It has been seven years since then and we are proud of the journey so far.

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

Our band’s name is actually inspired from The Buggles’ « Living in the Plastic Age » but also from the movie The Plastic Age by Wesley Ruggles back in 1925.

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 from Nevers, France, from the Bourgogne region. The region is quite alive, musically speaking. There are a lot of venues such as concert halls and more small venues like coffee bars and pubs proposing acts and shows. Local bands like Johnny Mafia, our friends, are the most common great bands you can stumble upon in these venues.

4. How would you describe your style?

We are picturing our style as like a « Punk-Pop » style. A mixture of catchy melodies and vocal cores fueled by that « Punk energy ». That’s quite obvious when we’re performing live, on stage because you can tell, just by looking at our hair at the en of the gig. The hairspray that could prevent that mess was not yet invented.

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

We already released two discs: one EP in 2016 and our first album "Blood Red Roses" in 2018.
The two of them are quite different but we think that they are under the same identity. A lot of catchy songs on the EP whereas the album is more of a "raw" product, both energetic and melodic at the same time, genuinely a mixture of all our influences.

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

Yes. We are currently working on a new album. And because our music draws its sources from movies, we’re also releasing music videos every three months on our YouTube Channel.

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

This is our second time abroad and our first in England in October. It will be amazing and we are son excited about it! Then we’ll live and see. We’ll keep touring heads up hoping to play abroad more often.

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

We would like to make a living out of it. Touring, releasing albums, meet up our fans...We are kind of doing it already but we’d like our whole team to join us and do nothing but living our dreams.

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

You could check out our music on these links:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/PlasticAgeMusic
Bandcamp: https://plasticagemusic.bandcamp.com/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4549yW3qCHE7oKsNjEFyk7
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/fr/artist/4068126

You can buy our albums and some merchandising straight by addressing us directly or by Facebook or Bandcamp.

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

The catchy melodies ! By the way a lot of people come back and say that their heads are full of our songs after they have listened and that's cheering us up. Most of all we just want our music to be appreciated and that we could promote it on stage and out there on discs for as long as we can !


Alternative rock, metal, dark pop act HELLBOUND HEARTS has been around for a while, releasing material including an all new EP "One Thirteen" out soon. Shows are in the works with even more material already underway as well! The band goes on to talk about all of this and what their future holds.


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

Ok, the band started back in 2011, our singer Danny was on the road with Terrorvision but wanted to work on his own visions so it all kicked off. The first EP was written and set a tone for what we wanted to do. You grow as a band so it was a starting block for the sound we would get on to develop, a real niche of our own. Members wise we became a 4 piece last year, so we have Danny on bass and vocals, Craig on guitar and backing vocals, Lee on drums and Nath on guitar as well. Its filled out massively as we used to tour as a 3 piece but its great to now have the full sound that we always wanted. Waiting for the right guy to join was worth it! There's a great mix of fellas into 90's Brit music, metal, and enough life experience to make it interesting!

We released out 1st album 2 years called "Film Noir" which we got great reviews on, across a lot of main stream UK media outlets and the big rock and metal mags that you pick up in town. It was great to see the logo in a magazine you’ve been reading as a fan for years!

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

Good question! There is a short story by Clive Barker called "The Hellbound Heart" which went on to become the movie "Hellraiser", so it wasn’t a million miles away to call ourselves Hellbound Hearts! We are all a bunch of horror fans and the feel of that first movie being dark, awkward and totally uncomfortable really sort of summed it all up. The sequel was called "Hellbound" so yeah there's a lot of intertwining with the odd dark music that we do and those films. Danny has a picture signed by Pinhead in his "office" no less.

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

The band are Yorkshire based, so Northern England, though as players we span from varying postal codes. Music scene wise its hard to say. Leeds is a trendy city and there are enough places near by but we are an up and running touring machine. We just hop into our van and get where we need to be because we know once we are up there then its all worth it. The UK isn't huge so with stop offs either before or after then you can do a decent run over a weekend.

4. How would you describe your style?

Many people have tried. One of the main things that came out of our reviews from the last album was that it was a genuinely new sound. That was probably the greatest compliment we could have imagined, and is one that we get quite a lot. If you had to pin it down to sounds and references then I guess you'd say something like a mix between the Foo Fighters and Type O Negative or Paradise Lost. Catchy melodies with some real goth tinged guitars in there. There's something for every one. We don’t like to stick our flag in one musical genre, so we stuck it in 5 or 6!

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

First one was a self titled number back in 2011 just called "Hellbound Hearts". This was followed by "Outside" which is when the band went on tour with Terrovision and started to get a bit of a name. The third EP "Proximity Effect" was a great mix of high melody with some heavy guitars that kind of cemented what had come before really. We did a stand alone single called "Nancy’s House" which we still close the set with to this day which I think is where the sound started to get molded into what it is today. It was a lot more darker and heavier and just had a real good grunt about it to get people up and about. We get that one shouted out quite a lot! The "Film Noir" album was the next step and that really made a difference, it was a lot darker than the older stuff, but is where most of our most popular tunes have come off, I think that’s where we hit "our sound" if you can say such a thing. We did a 2 leg tour over a year and half around the UK to pretty much every venue we could find. We covered a lot of miles, slept in weird places, woke up in weird places and made a lot of new friends that we still see.

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

Absolutely, we have our new EP "One Thirteen" out on Friday 13th September, again it’s a progression from the last recording but with a common theme and edge to let you know its us. Certainly darker again!

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

We have some tricks up our sleeve! Nothing announced apart from a few local shows and the main EP launch party on October 11th at Nightrain in Bradford. There's so much going on that is on the exciting side of things that we cant tell you about its not fair!

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

We hooked up with Inner Light Agency in LA to help with it all! We have about 2 more albums already written and ready to go as it is right now. We are looking to get out and onto the European festival circuit and hopefully to the US as well. With the feedback we’ve had, with the hard work we have put in and with the great things going on that I know we have then the future is looking great, so I hope you can come along with us!

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

We are on all the majors – iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer, YouTube to buy and stream so you can get a taste for it before it grabs you there. We have our official online store and news / updates from our main site at www.hellboundhearts.co.uk along with the usual www.facebook.com/wearehellboundhearts, www.twitter.com/hbhuk and www.instagram.com/hellbound_hearts.

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

There was a cool line in the Private Parts movie about Howard Stern;

"Of those that like you the most common answer is "I want to see what he’ll say next""

Of those that don’t like you the most common answer is "I want to see what he’ll say next"

If its your first time hearing Hellbound Hearts, you’ll see that the unexpected can really make a song!


Four piece metal band BLOODMORES out of England, have a debut album out "The Seeds Of Seasons", released this year. Bloodmores' sound is a mixture of the metal genres, with the band not only releasing music but playing it live as well. The band got together to discuss this release and themselves of course.


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

We've only been performing together for just over 6 months, and got together as a band around November of last year. Our line up is, myself, Alex Cunliffe, on guitar/vocals, with Richard Jodrell, also on guitar, Connor Heelis on Bass, and Chris Mansell on drums. Me, Richard and Connor had been writing music together for a while when Chris joined us around November, and already had our debut album written, so things came together fairly quickly once Chris joined, and had learnt the songs that we'd already written.

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

So the word 'mores' is used to describe like a trait of a society, or community, and our name Bloodmores is supposed to be like a way of describing a self-destructive, or self sabotaging trait of society. We did however discover recently that the word 'mores' is pronounced like 'mor-ays', so it turns out that we, and everyone we've ever met through the band and our shows, has technically been pronouncing it wrong, but I guess it's too late to change now, and we're just going to continue pronouncing it as you might expect, like a plural of the word 'more' haha!

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're based in the north-west of England, with me and Chris living in Great Harwood, whereas Richard and Connor live near Blackpool. There's more of a music scene nearer to Richard and Connor, in Blackpool, than there is near me and Chris, but the main local music scene to us is definitely in Manchester, there's tons of great venues there, and we actually played our first show in Manchester, at The Grand Central. As for local bands, I'd definitely recommend you check out our friends in Soldato, Daybreaker and Cobolt Collision.

4. How would you describe your style?

Ours is a mix of a few metal styles. Primarily we're a thrash band, but also with elements of death metal, as well as some metalcore, and even some hints of progressive metal, especially in our album's title track.

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

We released our debut album, The Seeds Of Seasons, on February 1st 2019. I'd say listeners shouldn't necessarily expect to hear many slower, or more melodic based songs from our album. Aside from the more progressive elements in our title track, it's a fast paced and heavy album throughout, and was influenced by the likes of Hypocrisy, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, The Black Dahlia Murder and DevilDriver, to name a few.

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

We're always working on writing new music, and hopefully we'll be recording again sometime in the not too distant future.

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

We have a number of shows booked for the remainder of this year, some of which are yet to be announced, and we've started taking bookings for next year, including our first festival appearance, which we're excited to announce soon, but currently we don't have a tour planned out.

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

As I said before, we're always working on new music, and we're aiming to get some new songs recorded soon, but aside from that we just enjoy travelling to new places, playing new venues, and meeting new people.

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

You can stream and download our debut album, The Seeds Of Seasons, in all the usual places, like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc and can purchase physical copies of the CD, along with any of our merch, from our bandcamp: https://bloodmores.bandcamp.com/merch.

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

Hopefully people will just enjoy what they hear enough to come and check us out live whenever they get the chance. Reviewers of our album, so far, seem to have been impressed with the overall quality of our songs, considering that we haven't been together for even a year so far, so hopefully people will remember that too, and therefore anticipate more new music from us in the future.

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