2020


Stylists musicians ARCADIAN HAZE have taken influences from a wide range of genres, classic rock, punk, indie to name off a few. They have an EP out, with a continuation to write out even more material. They also hope to play shows as soon as possible. They for now just want to develop their style and keep it alive and fresh while growing as a whole both from the support and fanbase they have thus far made. The band talks some more about music making and what's next!


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

Tye, Jamie and our first drummer, Bartley, were all in ‘AKA Pipeline’ together, they started jamming with John in 2017. Nath joined in 2018 and started writing and learning guitar. Tye, Nath and John had all previously worked together at one point and Steve, who replaced Bartley on drums late in 2019, was an old bandmate of John - so there’s an interesting Venn diagram in there somewhere. We were briefly a 6-piece with another guitarist but we couldn’t make the dynamic work so we are now settled with just us five.

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

It has no special meaning. Sounds like a nice strain of weed though..

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

Based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire UK. Barnsley is always bursting with lots of talent, enthusiasm and ambition, but similarly short on opportunities, suitable venues and interest from outside. We are nestled in the middle of Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester so that has something to do with it. There are numerous good bands and artists around though, Crossfire Eagles, Black Vines, System Of Hate, Regional Creeps, Del Scott Miller, Lee Bailey to name a few and the annual Barnsley Live festival is a fantastic showcase for local homegrown talent.

4. How would you describe your style? 

One of our strengths is the mix of different styles going on. Sharing influences from classic rock, punk, indie, funk and hip hop artists. We get on a vibe, let the concept of the lyrics unfold and try not to overcomplicate it, lifes complicated enough. We just want to enjoy what we play and hopefully that good vibe can transmit to our audience. It seems impossible at the moment to find a specific genre to align with, so we call it Grit Pop. 

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

This is our first release. It’s a three track EP called “Love On The Dole”. Expect powerful beats and slamming funk grooves. Elevated, anthemic choruses with raucous guitars and inspired lyrical concepts.

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

We continue to write and jam and are always flowing with ideas. We’ll be recording again in 2021 and hopefully out playing gigs as soon as that’s possible.

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

Apart from a ‘This Feeling’ support slot with RATS in April 2021, not a sausage! Slim pickings at the moment, this Covid is disastrous.

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

To develop our style, keep it fresh and relevant, and continue to grow our support and fanbase. Touring, festivals, recording, albums, singles, EP’s, videos, the whole works. 

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

You can find us on Spotify, Apple music, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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

We want the good vibes and the hooks to leave you wanting more.

Trio act GAMBLING HEARTS is a mix bag of sorts, releasing two single's and have a bunch of new songs in the works already. This band just wants to get out and play when able, release content and do it all again, so they can be remembered forever.... See what the band had to say about everything else and then some.


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

I put the band together about 15 years ago. I’d played with Will (drums) before, and I knew he was keen to do something. Sam (bass) came through Will. Sam played guitar but was us for playing so he agreed to pick up the bass. We moved from Salisbury to north London and played relentlessly for a couple of years, 2 or 3 times a week, but we weren’t great. The songs weren’t good enough, and there were other issues too. Too many late nights. We ran the band into the ground and the three of us drifted apart. 10 years on, Sam got married and Will and I were invited to his wedding. It was so great to see them both again that I asked them if they wanted to get together and play again, just for fun time round, no pressure, no gigs, no delusions of grandeur. But the songs were better this time round and, for old time’s sake, we took a gig at the Dublin Castle in Camden Town and before we knew it we were back playing and recording.

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

I don’t remember? I think a friend may have suggested it, but I’m not sure. I remember thinking it was pretty cool at the time. I’m not keen on it now though. When we got back together we did talk about calling ourselves something different, but there was too much history in the name, we couldn’t turn our back on it.

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

We grew up in Salisbury, Wiltshire. There were tons of bands on the local scene when we first started out. It was incredible. But we were playing a lot in and around north London too, spending a lot of time on the road, so we moved up to London fairly soon after we first got together.

4. How would you describe your style?

I don’t know. It’s too subjective. I know how we sound in my head, but it’s hard to describe without sounding cliché. In a place of no judgement I’d say we sound a little like early R.E.M. or Oasis, but someone else may think we sound lame or middle of the road. We’re a 3 piece guitar band, heavily influenced by the Beatles, Neil Young, Oasis and Nirvana.

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

We’ve put out two singles, ‘I Am A River’ and ‘These Days’. I particularly like ‘River’. It’s a song about missing certain things from your past, people and places that aren’t around anymore. A couple of reviews called it a lame song about unrequited love, but it’s quite the opposite. It’s about lamenting the fact that you can’t go back and experience past people and moments in your life.

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

I’ve written a bunch of new songs. Angry and uplifting all at the same time. That’s the vibe. There’s one called ‘This Ain’t The Night For Self-pity’ which is massive. We’ll record in the New Year and then release a song every couple of months.

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

Who knows? We’ll get out and play when we can, when we’re allowed. I’ve played a couple of unplugged sets on Facebook, but I’m hoping we’ll be able to get out on the road as a band again soon.

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

We want to put out an LP, a vinyl 12 inch, something physical that can be held and played and kept forever. Something we can look back on and be proud of. And we want to play live, as much as possible. All over the world.

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

The singles are available to stream in all the usual places. Spotify, etc.

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

A time in their life when they felt good about themselves.


Alternative rockers GLASS FORTRES have been creating music since late 2013. Going on to release their debut album and a follow-up all new single with way more content coming soon! They just want to continue writing and recording material, collaborating with others as well for their plans in the future. The band talks about all of this and a whole lot more.


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

We started off with getting together to go over the song American Love Vol.1 which started our journey together. After a few songs in we knew we had something special and so Glass Fortress born co-founded by Louie Salerno and Jose Crespo in Des Plaines IL.

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

Louie: I thought glass fortress was kind of an oxymoron and funny, yet kinda cool and serious sounding

Jose: I agree. I wanted to be transparent and yet, memorable. 

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

Right now there are a ton of great indie bands out there. We don’t want to elevate on over the other, so we encourage everyone to just explore and support the ones you really like.

4. How would you describe your style?

Really any kind of music ideas we can do. It doesn't matter if it fits this genre or that genre, if it has melody or if it’s fun to play, you know, go for it.

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

We have released our 1st Album this past May 19th entitled, Beautiful Sky.

We followed this with the single release this past August 17th of the song:  American Love Vol. 1.  

Everything has a Rock vibe to it whether it’s heavy, light and in the middle. 

We love to express deep feelings, past experiences in what we write. Expect some deeper stuff that is in the works for 2021 singles releases.

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

Yes, we are looking to release our next song called "First Love" on February 2nd 2021 once the mixing and mastering are complete. Look out for the pre-order date that is soon to be posted on our bands Facebook and Instagram pages.

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

We haven't really considered touring at this time. If the opportunity comes up, maybe play at a benefit concert.

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

We look forward to continue recording and releasing more of our songs that we have written over the years and collaborating with other artists as well ;)

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

Well since you asked:

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlw16OVp6nKDoQLdWqGyfQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6DJOVrlwga2JsaGs7MduRw

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/glassfortressband/

Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/GlassFortressBand/

Soudcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/glassfortressband

Distrokid Hyperfollow page:

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/glassfortressband/beautiful-sky

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/glassfortressband/american-love-vol-1

Spotify Band page:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7cLkO7pHWTfZI9OuA5g1lf

Spotify Follow:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7cLkO7pHWTfZI9OuA5g1lf?si=VLT_5D8_QO-kAoypHuRQMA

Beautiful Sky Album:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2bmIpfvgbOIyWOuDOjK0BY

American Love Vol. 1:

https://open.spotify.com/album/1SYq6SA0uIimo1LupfeCbH

Apple Music & iTunes:

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/glass-fortress-band/1511232870

Amazon Music:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Glass+Fortress+Band&i=digital-music&search-type=ss&ref=ntt_srch_drd_B087Z75XW7

iHeartradio:  https://www.iheart.com/artist/glass-fortress-band-34421680/

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/93357422

Napster: https://us.napster.com/artist/glass-fortress-band

Anghami: https://play.anghami.com/song/81472729

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

The lyrics were written in a way to reach out to them. We really wanted write songs that matter. Maybe help someone during a dark time in their life and encourage them to keep going despite any challenges they face. We try to put a lot of meaning into what we do and with some songs we don't take ourselves seriously and joke around showing our funny side too.


Modern day heavy rockers THE LAST ELEMENT have 14 single's out thus far, with much more newer music in the works! Aside from that though, they have a whole lot of other things planned and in the works too. The band discusses all of this matter and much more.


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

The Last Element originated around 2017 in this line up. Nick, Jan and Robert have played together for approximately 6 years before they formed The Last Element with Jasper and Noah. 

Each of us had experience with other bands and projects. Jan and Robert have the most experience with touring, recording bands and the business, while Noah, Jasper and Nick make sure there is a good balance for the new, now and the current business. Together we make a great team! 

When we started making music together we glued together quickly and created our own signature in songs and sound. We started practicing for live sets, did gigs and recorded a lot of songs! Without a doubt, for all of us, this is the best line-up we've ever been in.

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

We were searching for a way to explain the driving factor behind our band, our music has always been very close to our hearts, we write about things that really matter to us, but that we believe also really matter to a lot of people. We were searching for a way to explain what could combine the elements of, hardship, love, trust, friendship and perseverance. That's when we decided all of these combined could be seen as: The Last Element – When we are together, we are stronger!

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 The Netherlands. Part of the band lives in Amsterdam - capital city of the Netherlands - and the other part lives more to the south. The Netherlands have a big music scene and are responsible for some of the biggest export products in music, both in EDM and the heavy rock/metal scene. At the moment the live scene is obviously pretty poor though, because of the whole Corona crisis. Before Corona there was plenty of live music, but the majority of the live slots were taken by names that had been around the block for ages. We hope that when the crisis is over new bands that are more than ready to join will also get the exposure that's needed to survive as a band.

4. How would you describe your style?

This is always a hard question to answer. We just wanna say we sound like The Last Element. We believe we have quite an original sound. We did work very hard and are still polishing to make every release sound exciting and new.

All musicians get inspired and as we have quite an interesting mix of ages in this band, the influence is very broad. Each member also has some particular favorites. This all kinda combined into a modern rock/metal vibe. Some call us Core, some call us Nu-metal. We think it's all fine, we just want people to find out for themselves and connect with us and our music. 

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

We've released 14 singles so far, we believe most of them can easily be recognized as The Last Element. Melodic, heavy, energetic songs, loaded with heartfelt lyrics that give a strong feeling of recognition, no matter where you’re from. We mean every vocal line and every note, to (hopefully) give our music an authentic feel. 

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

Oh, do we... We've got so much more! We're working on new songs every day. We’re constantly writing new stuff, even when we’re focusing on polishing our next release. So, our next release in a few months will most likely be coupled with the writing of 2-3 new songs behind the scenes. ;)

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

We are ready to play shows. We have done quite some interesting shows and support acts in the past with The Last Element and we are ready to continue where we left off before Corona kicked in.

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

We are planning out a lot of things. We’re working hard on the next step in our sound, which we will unveil with our next single. Furthermore, we are working on a lot of things that will define us more. We want people to really get to know us; what we stand for. It's never just about writing songs and having fun, we believe there is so much more to be found in our music. We want people to really feel what we are all about, why we do what we do and hopefully join us on our journey. We want to connect with our fans, see that the story we tell is not just ours, it's everyone's, make difficult subjects easier to talk about, deal with sad emotions and realize we are not alone. We are one, all of us and our fans and everyone interacting with our band are part of us, The Last Element.

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

Everywhere, we are played a lot on different radio stations who support us by playing our latest singles. Spotify is a big support to us as well. All our songs are on there and they've added some of our songs to the biggest metal playlists, for which we are so grateful. We are on YouTube, Pandora, Deezer, everything. Also all of this can be found in one central place --> www.thelastelement.net.

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

What it meant, why we made it and hopefully how it resonates with them. We're sure we've all been through difficult stuff. It’s okay to be sad, angry or whatever, but remember that there is always a hand to hold on to. If our music can be that hand, then we'll keep on reaching for you.


Midwestern band MOTEL BREAKFAST have two releases under their belts, a debut album and a follow-up EP, both released within 2020! But that won't stop them from writing and having all new tracks for future content as well! The band talks about a whole lot more from the chat below!


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

Mick and I started playing together as a more folk-oriented two-piece in 2014 when we were both finishing high school. We met Jesse and Conor within the next year, and by the end of 2016 we got together to form as a 4-piece band. We named ourselves "Motel Breakfast" in Fall 2017 and released our debut EP that December. Drue officially joined us in mid-2018 after a few months of playing live with us, and since then the 5 of us have been working together to bring the best sounds out of ourselves and our songs.

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

We wanted a name that sounded cool but didn't take itself too seriously. And we wanted it to be easily searchable on the internet. After some months of tossing ideas around, "Motel Breakfast" came out as the winner.

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 consider the band to be "local" to all three cities our members call home: Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. Since Motel Breakfast formed we've had members split between these cities, and we've spent a lot of time being members of each local scene. Each city has different flares; the Wisconsin cities can be fun because of how much smaller and more intimate the scenes are. Chicago has a lot more of an expansive music scene, but it still feels surprisingly intimate and welcome; a big city with a small scene feeling. Some great bands to check out from Wisconsin are Sleepy Gaucho (he actually produced the album we put out in February), Dogbad, and Luke McGovern. In Chicago we have a lot of friends from the southside scene where we grew up who are some of our favorite bands and people: The Dead Bolts, Uncle Sexy & the Nephews, Pat Egan & The Heavy Hearts, South City Revival, Railway Gamblers, Flying J & The Dripsters...just to name a few. Many of those bands were actually part of a music festival we put on in the Fall of 2019 with The Dead Bolts!

4. How would you describe your style?  

Someone called us "speakeasy Americana" one time. Let's go with that.

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

Well we've put out two projects in 2020: our debut album ("Motel Breakfast", released in February) and a follow-up EP ("Left on Deming", released in October). Those are the best places to start - those 17 songs capture the current state of the band the best. If you have interest in hearing where we've come from, you can check out our debut EP "Weekends & Holidays" and the singles "Faceless / You & Me", but those are not as representative of who we are as a unit. Those first 2 releases were important for learning about making music and how to create with each other, but it didn't feel like we had our artistic direction figured out until we recorded the album late last year. 

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

Oh yea. We're sitting on a lot of unreleased songs and we're super excited about what our future music is shaping up to be. But we don't have any concrete plans for when or how those will be released just yet. It's mostly in the demo phase.

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

Unfortunately no. We wish we could. As soon as the pandemic is over and live music returns, we will be booking lots of shows to make up for lost time.

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

It's tough to say because the pandemic has really thrown a wrench into our ability to make plans and work towards them. It's very hard to be an independent rock band working on your future when you can't play live shows. So the big plans are to keep writing and demoing music so that we can return to the stage with our best work yet.

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

You can stream Motel Breakfast everywhere that music is available digitally. Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, you name it and we're on it. If you're interested in buying some physical music or merch, check out our bandcamp page (motelbreakfast.bandcamp.com).

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

I want a listener to remember the melody. If we get stuck in your head after your first listen, then the odds are pretty good you're going to want to come back and listen some more.

 


Metal mainstays, recording artists Butcher Babies today release the music video for their new single, “Bottom Of A Bottle”.

The new music video premiered exclusively with Alternative Press who said, “It’s a powerful and ultimately very personal ode to pain and past relationships that speaks of drinking to forget and hoping the hangover keeps the memories at bay a little while longer.”

The video features footage collected over the past decade. The visuals include footage that fans will vibe on including BB on tour, recording, partying, and enjoying life in a band. The song and video “Bottom Of A Bottle” marks the next step for this seasoned band. The sound is a departure from the band’s extreme metal sound but yet borrows elements from that signature and builds on it creating a new breath of fresh air for fans. 

Heidi Shepherd tells Alternative Press, "The way I see it, there’s nothing like sitting with your best friend and spewing your wildest hopes and dreams over some drinks.  Heck, that’s how Carla and I decided to go all-in on this roller coaster. There are those moments where you just need someone to talk to, whether it’s your best friend, your family, or that guy at the end of the bar. During the writing process, I was feeling particularly lonely. In a way, stuck. I think we all were. We were having a hard time feeling motivated or inspired. So we sat down, poured a drink, and watched the sun go down. In that exact moment, with my best friends, that’s all I needed, the inspiration was right with me. I started pouring my emotions onto paper and voilà! A song was born."

Co-frontwoman Carla Harvey continues, “Pain and hurt are inevitable in life, and sometimes it’s you who hurts you, and that’s the absolute worst and calls for the most extreme reaction, in this case guzzling some whiskey. . When it comes to “Bottom Of A Bottle,” I think the pain stemmed more from a time when all of us in the band were feeling like we didn’t know what was next for Butcher Babies. It felt like our career was in a weird limbo, and that it could all implode at any moment. I think we’re over that melancholy hump… But hey, we’ll still drink about it!"

Check out the video HERE.


The most recent and last time seeing Escape The Fate occurred back in the fall of 2018, when the band did their brief "This War Is Ours 10 Year Anniversary Tour", where their sophomore album, featuring new singer Craig Mabbit was performed in full swing on said tour. That was an unforgettable night, it wouldn't be for two years would Escape The Fate be seen live again at least by me. This time around though, things would be a whole lot different. As in the fall of 2019 the corona virus A.K.A. covid-19 would creep into the lives of many, striking down come the next year in 2020, where all live entertainment would somewhat cease to exist.....

Escape The Fate did shy away from performing due to this pandemic crisis, taking time to write and record all new material for their next album, also scheduling in some time to do a live online stream for all to see across the globe. This taking place in the fall of 2020 via Lit Live their live stream performance being held indoors in their own provided stage, capturing the essence of a real concert with lights, fog, smoke, the works! Whilst there was some confusion among the fan base and media with MST VS. PST time, some may have missed some if not all of the band's performance but to those that did capture it, the tracks the band went on to play would include such as "The Flood", "Something", "One For The Money", "This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)", a good amount being off their sophomore release, with later releases as well, including recent and newest single’s "Invincible" and “Walk On”. Throughout the performance there was some delay in loud and low quality from the audio provided. With other moments having their frontman Craig perform his screaming antics rather nicely at times, he did fail on some moments as well, including "The Flood". During the performance the band did interact with the live stream viewers, noticing the chat room as fans talked to the band live! Giving numerous shout outs to family, friends, and other loved one's of course too.



Having seen Escape The Fate a handful of times over the years, including this live stream segment, their performance this night was a good setlist with a performance to back it up, that had some minor lacking quality at times from band and gear, but did bring the live presents in some way that all could enjoy from the comfort of their own living spaces. Perhaps just perhaps, the band will do another live stream performing one of their many albums front to back as they did with at least one a few years back….


SETLIST:

1. Do You Love Me?

2. Ungrateful

3. Gorgeous Nightmare

4. Onto The Next One

5. Invincible

6. Just A Memory

7. Remember Every Scar

8. Something

9. The Flood

10. Issues

11. This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)

12.  One For The Money

13. Broken Heart

14. Walk On


THE DAYLIGHT ORANGE is a little it of everything really. With that the band has released a recent track titled "Squeaky Little Disco", with much more time to write and record newer working's soon enough. There is so much more the band has to say about themselves and the music they create as well.


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

The Daylight Orange has been a revolving door of collaborators for sometime now but it’s beating heart from the start has predominantly been Dan & Matt. We’ve been writing & recording for years since we started experimenting with old 4-tracks plugged together and doing mini-disc remixes for friends. We moved around a bit & I went to London to cut my teeth & do the band thing playing dive bars & the University circuit for a few years which was a lot of fun and got me into a lot of trouble. We reconvened a few years later and hit on an idea to run a bar in a bid to stop hemorrhaging cash on nights out…the bar had to have a rehearsal space and be sympathetic to late night noise & that’s where we fanned the flame for The Daylight Orange & how we ran into Andy. This man hit’s a hard drum and could hold his drink so after a few demos had been passed around we settled in to the rehearsal room in the early hours and it all clicked. We’ve also got a new recruit on Bass called Matt Hombre. He’s a demon & we’ve known him for years but have always been in different bands. Good timing this time. I mean a lot of people play with a lot of different musicians, but when it’s right & you’re buzzing off it and you know you’ve got a little bit of magic…..You’re lucky.

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

Ha. I’ve always liked a “The” in a band name so that part was easy. We’d just got out of the sea after a few hours surfing in a place called Putsborough in North Devon. Late Evening. Exhausted. Elated. Summer vibes flowing. The sun was low in the sky and the whole place was alight and bathed in this beautiful Orange filter. Band name sorted : The Daylight Orange.

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 still based in The South West. I’ve moved out into the sticks not too far from Exeter, Devon. Matt keeps moving as close to the sea as possible to get a dawn patrol surf in & Andy is taking time out in Athens at the moment. The South West is super creative in all the arts and the music scene is testament to that. We’ve got The Cavern Club in Exeter, The Phoenix, as well as some decent large venues and more festivals than you can shake a stick at too! If I had to recommend a decent local band….We used to gig a lot with a local three piece who called themselves “Rocket Baby Dolls” at the time. They back combed hair and rocked some heavy eyeliner…..they go by the name “Muse” now. You should check them out if you haven’t heard of them !

4. How would you describe your style?

Heavy Pop destroyers ? Stoner Pop ? We try to join the dots between 60s Psychedelia,70s bar soaked blues and a dose of 90s Indie for good measure. Itchy grooves that get under your skin like a good carpet burn you know ? I think it’s the sort of music that sounds good in a pair of headphones that is just a little  too loud and they start to rattle your balance a bit.

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

We put out a handful of DIY recordings which got played on BBC Introducing and luckily got on the radar of The Animal Farm Studios in London where we recorded three songs last summer. The most recent release being “Squeaky Little Disco”. We need to sell off the remainder of our record collections and get some more studio time booked ASAP. Expect Heavy drums, Backwards guitars, Bits of Piano in your hair and choruses that will either break your heart or give you the strength of ten bears.

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

Thanks to the unfortunate turn of events the world over if anything positive has come from lockdown it’s having the time to focus on writing, recording, trying new ideas out and dusting off old analog synth’s to plug guitars in for wonky frequencies. Yeah we’ve got some great ones in the bag that need to see the light of day yesterday…

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

Such a bummer as we were really geared up for promoting these songs after we recorded them. We were hungry for it and match fit. We were looking forward to playing some festival dates so much. Every musician and everybody that is part of the music industry is hanging on my the tips of their fingers right now and will all come out fighting. Can you imagine all the new music and fire that will hit the streets when we’re allowed to play live in venues again. It’s going to be massive. It’s going to be as good as it ever was. X 10.

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

We need to get back in the studio as soon as humanly possible and play live music loud shortly after that. Complete vinyl fiends as well so we need to get some Daylight pressed in the very near future. Expect an album. We’ve got a session to record for BBC Introducing coming up so that’s as close as we’re going to get for awhile I think.

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

All major platforms. Available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Soundcloud to stream or you can go retro and buy the single too!

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

Think I’d like the listener to forget where they are for a few minutes and escape and get lost in our Stoner Pop bubble. At loud volume obviously!


Early 90's sounding band SUBLIMINAL LANDMINES have captured the essence of the past, to create a style that is familiar yet fresh. They have an array of content out currently, with the band writing all new music to be released sometime in the future. Like many bands this one hopes to head out and play shows once the time permits, otherwise they plan to just make more music as it see's fitting to them. The band goes into chatter about all of this and then some.


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

We started in 2017 from Grant going around Lafayette posting fliers for a drummer and a bassist needed for a punk band. Found both and went for a solid year after and released a demo album. After that the original bassist, Eric, left and moved to Portland, Oregon and Tony had to leave because of personal reasons. Found a new bassist (Tucker) and new drummer (Lee) and wrote a new EP and played shows throughout 2019 and then Tucker left because of personal reasons so then we had to find another bassist. It hit Lee and Grant pretty hard but then Chris came around and we spent the year writing recording, and releasing our first full length album because we couldn't play any shows this year (Covid-19). All 3 of us have been playing instruments since we were young and now that we are older, we still love to do it and get involved with our fans. We know we aren't the best but we all just want to have fun and make music that people want to hear.

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

So the band name originated in the many vast thoughts that your mind goes through when trying to think of a band name. So Grant always writes songs with a message in it, so that's where the Subliminal part comes into play. Our goal is to blow everyone's mind with our messages and our music so that's where the Landmines part kicks in. Put both of them together and you get Subliminal Landmines. 

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 Lafayette, Louisiana in the United States and the music scene down here is mainly hardcore metal or very cajun and indie music. It's definitely not the city for Punk music even though we originated here but that can change! If there were any bands that I would recommend from this area it would have to be Ole English and The Posts. They both kick some major ass.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is more like an early 90's grunge/skate punk sound. We get compared a lot to early 90's Green Day or even Rancid which is pretty accurate considering who our influences are.

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

So far, we have a Self Recorded demo, an Ep, and a full length studio album out right now. The quality of the self recorded demo isn't the greatest but when you listen to the EP and the album, get ready to get your mind racing and rock the fuck out. Some of the songs can get emotional but for the most part we like to throw down and get crazy and it shows through our songs.

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

Currently Grant and Chris are writing new music on their own time and we plan to record it at some point but we just released a full length album so we  plan to promote it and play it throughout the states next year. We do plan on maybe releasing an EP sometime next year though. (;

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

When it comes to tours and shows, Covid-19 kind of ruined that for us but it gave us a chance to write the album. Next year we plan to tour throughout some of the states where we can get a gig scheduled depending on the rules and laws bars and venues have because of the virus.

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

When it comes to the future as a band, we just plan to make more music, play more shows, sell more merch and help everyone realize one step at a time that it's ok to do what you love and be yourself, It doesn't matter what people think. We don't plan to separate or slow down anytime soon.

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

Our music is available for streaming on Spotify, Deezer, and YouTube. And you can purchase it on Bandcamp, Apple Music, and Reverbnation (and etc).

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

If we had to choose what people remembered the most when hearing our music for the first time, it would have to be the nostalgia behind it. Take them back to the past when things were more simple and new. Not necessarily be the same but give them the old school vibe that we all grew up on and get them back listening to the type of music that they used to. Life is stressful these days and we all know we love to reminisce on the goode ole days. 


Melodic heavy metallers EDEN ECHO have their debut EP out with their follow-up full-length debut expected by the end of this year 2020! They want to become a world class heavy metal band and play shows as soon as possible! With that, the band discusses a lot about their time together and the music they have made together too.


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

We began out of a mutual obsession (Between our Drummer Ty and Guitar/Vocalist Matt) with the heavy metal and rock legends like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin… almost three years have passed since then and now we’re well on our way to carving out a sound of our own novel design.

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

Eden Echo is named after a song by one of Matt’s (Guitar/Vocals/Lyrics) most beloved artists/records, but that’s all I’d like to say about that, I highly recommend anyone interested look for themselves! 

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

Out of Kelowna, BC, Canada… We are so proud and thankful of our small, but integral metal scene, I’d be proud to recommend bands like Pharm, Apollyon, Arkenfire, Living Machines and I could go on! 

4. How would you describe your style?

Melodic Heavy Metal, its really a blend of our varied tastes and preferences… We’ve got heavy guitars, retro-inspired drumming and plenty of melodic vocals, harsh vocals, progressive elements. Mostly its about creating something at once dark, powerful and beautiful.

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

We’ve released our 4-song EP “Kingdom in the Shadow”, by the end of 2020 we’ll have released our debut LP “Hourglass” across all platforms, listeners can expect a dramatic improvement across all dimensions! 

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

(N/A).

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

For the time being, like most others we are on hold but as soon as circumstances allow we plan to make great strides in this area.

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

To become a world class heavy metal band of course.

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

Across all platforms and soon from our website www.edenechoband.com.

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

A sense of awe, meaning, wonder and magic.


Having been together since forming back in 2014, Czech rock band CORPULENT PROVOCATEUR have their debut album out, with a couple of single's out as well, including an all new single released recently with new material in the works too! Besides that the band hopes to play shows and tour the world sooner or later! The band expresses themselves so much in the chat below.


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

Three years ago, Josef (lead singer, guitarist) and Jiří (bass player) already had a band, but their drummer decided to leave. So Josef called Tomáš, a drummer he knew from other bands, and kidnapped him out of town. Tomáš was confused, but on receipt of a can of beer and a demo of unreleased songs set to maximum volume, he answered the simple question of "Will you be our drummer or what?“ with a resounding "Yes" and that was it.

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

The name is based on the name of the shop for fat cowboys in the episode of Simpsons, where Homer is the artist manager of a country singer.

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 Czech Republic. We live in Pardubice, which is a hundred kilometers from Prague. The music scene around here is pretty cool. There are some talented young bands, like The Atavists and The MayRevolution.

4. How would you describe your style?

Alt rock trio with rapid funk rhythms and a grunge badge printed deep inside. 

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

We have one self-released album from 2017. For the current releases we teamed up with The Animal Farm Music in London, where we recorded 4 singles with producers Ville Leppanen and Craig Smith. Three of the singles are currently out, supported by music videos. The fourth, called Test, is out soon. The video is out now! https://youtu.be/kfMFhERwDfo.

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

Yes, sure. We are constantly working on new material.

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

Due to the current situation it is not possible. We tour a lot in Central Europe, but all our shows were cancelled. It sucks, because we were to be touring in England this autumn, as well. Neverminded. We'll keep working on the music and looking forward to shows hopefully in a short time.

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

In a few years we want to have a world tour with some cool support bands like Foo Fighters, Chili Peppers or Pearl Jam....

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

You can find us on any streaming platform, like Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music. https://open.spotify.com/artist/26Jh5meWg5eDOUSWBXN8Cv?si=eBZeRIxmQyamFMWG1LPN7w.

Swing by on Facebook to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/corpulentprovocateur.

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

Hopefully some energy which they can relate to.


"Pleine Noirceur" is the upcoming album from Canadian grindcore champions Fuck The Facts. Set for release on November 20th via their very own label Noise Salvation, the full length follows their 2015 Juno nominated "Desire Will Rot". "Pleine Noirceur" continues right where the band left off, offering up another slab of their patented “bastardized” grindcore full of all the twists and turns that fans have come to expect.

Leading up to the record's deliverance, the trio has previewed songs "Ailleurs", "Dropping Like Flies", "Everything I Love Is Ending" and the album's title track. Today, just days away from "Pleine Noirceur" discharging to headphones and speakers around the globe, the band is sharing their latest single "An Ending", the second last closer on the album.

Guitarist Topon Das adds: "This song deviates from the more grindcore and head-bashing tunes on the record to show more of our melodic side. Not referenced as often, but the early days of bands like Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Enchantment & Cemetary definitely had a strong influence on my writing as well. There's a dark and depressing feel to the song that really embodies the theme of the whole album." 

Listen to "An Ending" via its premiere on NoCleanSinging HERE.


After teasing fans for days on social media, Los Angeles rockers Black Veil Brides are releasing a new single and video for the track “Scarlet Cross.” The song comes from the band’s upcoming 2021 concept album The Phantom Tomorrow – the band’s sixth full-length album. The album tells the story of the antihero character “The Blackbird” and a group of societal outcasts known as simply as “The Phantom Tomorrow.” The first single “Scarlet Cross” – produced by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Dance Gavin Dance, Bush) and guitarist Jake Pitts – is available via all digital partners today. 

The video for “Scarlet Cross” was directed by longtime collaborator Patrick Fogarty and based on a concept written by frontman Andy Biersack. The video was filmed on the Santa Clarita Studios backlot and is the first in a series of videos that will follow the story of the main character “The Blackbird.”. The video opens as a female member of “The Phantom Tomorrow” takes to the streets only to be discovered and followed. As things get dire, the “The Blackbird” arrives only to fade to black. Shot to look like an old school comic book serial, the video ends with the cliffhanger tease leaving the viewer unsure of the fate of the heroine or her attackers. The video for “Scarlet Cross” can be seen here: http://smarturl.it/scarletcross.

“We are incredibly excited to share not only this new song ‘Scarlet Cross,’ but also our vision for the world of “The Phantom Tomorrow” and its characters. We are in the final stages of writing for this record and have begun work on our forthcoming “The Phantom Tomorrow” graphic novel. We intend to continue to share elements of the story in the coming months and can’t wait for everyone to see what we have been working on!”

Black Veil Brides are hard at work putting the finishing touches on the upcoming album The Phantom Tomorrow– scheduled for release via Sumerian Records in 2021. More information on the latest musical creation from Andy Biersack, Jake Pitts, Jinxx, Lonny Eagleton and Christian Coma will be available in the near future.


 Papa Roach announces today the upcoming release of their second collection of hit singles entitled “Greatest Hits Vol. 2 - The Better Noise Years.” The album, due out March 19, 2021, is comprised of 12 of the band’s top 10 Hits released between 2010 to 2019. The set includes 21 tracks including 3 unreleased remixes and 2 unreleased acoustic recordings recorded Live at the YouTube Studios in NYC.   The set also features a guest appearance by Danny Warsnop (vocalist of ASKING ALEXANDRIA) on the track “Broken As Me.” The original version of the song was recorded for Papa Roach’s 2015 album F.E.A.R.   The band noted, “We wanted to commemorate the last 10 years of our journey with this special collection of the music that got us here.” The collection is available for pre-order now on all streaming sites.

First single and video “The Ending (Remastered 2020)” is out.  The song will be featured in the motion picture ”THE RETALIATORS.”  The film is a horror thriller, and the music video includes footage from the movie. Jacoby Shaddix, Papa Roach’s lead singer, also makes his acting debut in a crucial role in the 2021 picture. “When I heard about this film last year, I spoke to the creative team and I felt I had a vehicle to see if I could expand my range as an artist.  Truly, I couldn’t have imagined how much I enjoyed this experience and can’t wait to find another film in the future,” explained Shaddix.  He appears alongside a diverse cast, which includes Michael Lombardi (FX’s Rescue Me, The Deuce), Marc Menchaca (Ozark, Black Mirror, The Sinner) and Joseph Gatt (Ray Donovan, Game of Thrones, Banshee, Dumbo) in the high-octane horror thriller.

Lombardi, who is also a Co-Producer on the film, says of Shaddix’s acting in the role of Quinn Brady “I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought he might be good because he’s a great storyteller with his songs, but I was truly blown away by his performance as an actor. I found Jacoby to be incredibly focused and committed! He was never afraid to jump off that cliff. For example, he and I had a scene together where his character has to slap me, pull my hair and lick my face. Lucky for me we only needed two takes, because he 100% went for it. I had a red, smacked, wet face when the director yelled cut.  He’s a beast!”

Papa Roach has remained relevant since their debut in 2000.  Now 20 years in, the band currently has over 8 Million monthly listeners on Spotify with total streaming numbers into the billions.  Papa Roach has released 21 Top 5 singles over the course of their distinguished career - 12 of which are included in the new Greatest Hits collection from the past 10 years. “Help” the band’s 2017 release has just been certified GOLD by the RIAA, selling over 500,000 copies in the United States alone.


TRACKLISTING:

1.   Born For Greatness (Remastered 2020)                          

2.   Help (Remastered 2020)                                                   

3.   Elevate (Remastered 2020)                                  

4.   Come Around (Remastered 2020)                                                

5.   Broken As Me (feat. Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria)*

6.   Falling Apart (Remastered 2020)

7.   Who Do You Trust? (Remastered 2020)              

8.   Gravity (feat. Maria Brink) (Remastered 2020)

9.   American Dreams (Remastered 2020)                             

10.  Face Everything and Rise (Remastered 2020)    

11.  Periscope (feat. Skylar Grey) (Remastered 2020)

12.  Still Swingin’ (Remastered 2020)                         

13.  The Ending (Remastered 2020)                                       

14.  Burn (Remastered 2020)                                                 

15.  Kick In The Teeth (Remastered 2020)                              

16.  Elevate (Aelonia Remix)*                                

17. Help (Aelonia Remix)*                      

18. Born for Greatness (Cymek Remix)     *                             

19. Top of the World (Aelonia Remix)*              

20. Face Everything and Rise (Live Acoustic) *                                  

21. Leader of the Broken Hearts (Live Acoustic)*

* - previously unreleased


Experimentalist singer DINAH KING has a style truly her own. She has been hard at work at what will be her debut EP. She is so thrilled for all to hear it and share it as well. New material will be made with shows and touring to follow come this next year! Dinah herself, talks of all plus more!


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

I have always sang. Ever since I can remember I would stand up in front of my family and sing songs from Disney films, memorizing every word and practicing constantly... my poor wee mama! Music was a big feature at home with myself and my 3 siblings playing every instrument known to man... again, my poor mama! I started singing in my local church age 14 - quickly stepping in to lead the music programmed there at 16. When producer Jimmy (Funeral Fires front man) asked me to work on a few songs with him after a 10 year hiatus, I was over the moon! Then Covid-19 hit the world so with a lot more time on my hands, what started as me singing a few backing harmonies for Jimmy became Dinah King and what you hear now. 

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

The name is a mash up of some of my favorite things - King is for my favorite author, Stephen King and Dinah is the name of the cat in Alice in Wonderland, my favorite book. 

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

I am based out of Glasgow. The scene here is eclectic which suits the style of what I’m trying to create. My favorite local bands at the moment are, of course, Funeral Fires and Fatherson. Both amazing live and really immerse you into their world for a time when you hear them. When they walk on stage the whole place takes notice. 

4. How would you describe your style?

This is the hardest question I’ve been asked and I still haven’t been able to answer it! There’s a bit of a bluesy sound, soft rock... some of my songs are laced with the most stunning cello pieces which bring a beautiful atmosphere.  Ultimately, I don’t know! I need all of you listening to decide and tell me so I have an answer for the next time I’m asked!

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

This is my debut EP and I am so excited to share it with everyone. The whole thing is peppered with lyrics that refer to my life so I hope everyone can feel the emotion that went into it.  

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

We’ve already started writing my next album which I’m aiming to release in the summer 2021. It’s already sounding awesome with some really bluesy, upbeat tones.

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

We’re so saddened by the effect that Covid-19 has had on the industry but totally want to keep our fans safe so I will be performing shows as soon as the world regains some normality and the restrictions are lifted. I will be touring next year. Watch this space! 

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

The second album is in the works and plans are being made around shows and touring next year. My current plans are to simply see where the music leads me.

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

Dinah King’s music will be available on most streaming platforms from mid-December. You can hear tasters of some of the tracks from my EP "Eyepennies" through my website www.dinahking.com.

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

I want listeners to really listen to the lyrics, especially in John Wayne Gacy Jnr and Cocaine & Abel. These tracks have been curated to tell a story. A sad but reflective story that everyone can relate to. Most of all I want the music to be enjoyed and I hope we’ve been able to bring something to listeners that makes them feel something beautiful.


Mixer uppers BLITZ UNION combine EDM and rock together, to make a combo so raw in sound it's a distortion left for the unknown.... Since their forming they have an EP out, and an array of single's with an upcoming album as well. Nothing but work upon that album is what's on the table for now, and the band chats much about it and all else too!



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

I think it is not the right time to reveal the whole story/whole truth. I am not ready yet and not sure if everyone else would be able to handle it too. But what I can tell is that me, Mark Blitz was the one who put the band together, who recruited Shodushi, GØvernor and Schtorm. And it wasn’t like “I want to start a band”, but due to the unusual events, circumstances which happened to me it was more like “I must start a band”. We are already working on a suitable form, how to present the whole story, what happened to me, what made me start Blitz Union. So if you’ll be checking Blitz Union socials regularly, you'll slowly get the answers. 

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

The second part of the name ‘Union’ speaks for itself. Besides doing music— we are trying to create an experience, a movement and a natural union. A group of like-minded people who care about the whole, who care about life in general and do not focus exclusively on their personal profit. The first part of the name 'Blitz' - I am sorry, but the origin of 'Blitz' is directly connected to the whole story which, as mentioned in my first answer, I am not ready to share yet...

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

Blitz Union is based in Prague, Czech Republic. Prague is a city of great history & culture and so the music scene is quite wide and various here. From rock- scene I would point out bands like John Wolfhooker or Hentai Corporation and from pop/alternative scene a band called MYDY.

4. How would you describe your style?

We call it EDM-rock. We try to combine electronic and dance music elements with the raw rock sound. So you can hear a dance kick drum, disco buildups together with a distorted riffing guitar in the very same song.

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

We released 5 songs EP “Revolution” in 2019 and since this September we are regularly releasing first singles from our upcoming album. The latest single 'Money-Crazy World' was released yesterday.

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

Yes that's right, we are constantly working on new songs so that we can release our debut full length album in spring 2021.  

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

Unfortunately, due to the Covid situation all planned shows, tours have been cancelled and since nobody knows how long these restrictions will last, the promoters do not want to promise any alternative dates. Which makes total sense. But this summer season was very fruitful for us. We were on an open-air tour throughout the Czech Republic alongside the local popular band Škwor as guests. Each show had an awesome, unique atmosphere and we successfully recruited a lot of new followers of our Union there.

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

Our current priority is to finish the album, videos and also to work on a suitable form of presentation of our story and the standards of our Union. This part must not be underestimated and needs its necessary time.

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

Our music is available on all standard music platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, Apple music etc. If someone would like to support our Union directly, they can take a look at our e-shop, where we have available for example our first EP on classic vinyl.  

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

Well, if in any sense the listener remembers our music, positive or negative, the main thing is that he has memorized it in some way. We are more interested in the subsequent feedback, which helps us to understand how our music affects certain types of people.


Modern hard rockers FACING FEARS have a handful of content out, with even all new content underway! The band just wants to plan out the growth of their audience and just see where all of this leads them next. The band says so much more about themselves and their music creativeness.


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

Facing Fears stands for Modern Hard Rock. This may sound contradictory in many ears at first, but Facing Fears embodies exactly this balancing act, which combines the "good old days" with modern sound. Without serving the classic clichés of long-haired frock wearers, the musicians around frontman Deniz Dogru deliver in the vibe of the 80s and 90s with hard and groovy guitar riffs. But the band's hard rock is modern because Facing Fears does not limit itself to the old virtues, but integrates influences of hard metal and melodic pop music into their songwriting. This way every song creates a familiar feeling in the listener's mind without missing tension and variety. The art is to present the listener with music that does not yet exist in its own right, but which immediately catches the listener's ear and gives him the feeling that he has never heard anything else. The first EP "Chapter One" was produced and distributed independently in early 2016. After almost 40 shows in two and a half years, the production of the first longplayer was finally started. With Aljoscha Sieg (Pitchback Studios) the right producer was found for the realisation of the record and with "Horizons" the next coup of Facing Fears was released for the first time under record contract. In 2020 Facing Fears opens the next chapter of the band's history with the single "Forever Ends", including new musicians on drums and bass. Again the top sound is influenced by the Pitchback Studios and knows how to inspire: You will understand!

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

The origin of the name is simply our inner convenience and attitude to succeed in life. Difficult situations make you grow the most, so face your fears!

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

The band is based in Ulm (southern Germany). There is kind of a music scene for self-made music, but still on a lower level. Local bands we recommend would be: Insanity Inc. , Voltkid, Big Daddy X and München West

4. How would you describe your style?

Modern Hard Rock.

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

Releases:

Chapter One (EP)

Horizons (Album)

Aimless World (Single)

Forever Ends (Single)

Only the Lonely (Single)

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

Yes, we have a lot of new material. Two more songs will be recorded this year and launched in the beginning of next year.

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

We had (laughing bitterly). But due to the pandemic everything is cancelled. When the situation stabilizes we aim to be out and playing shows and maybe also a tour.

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

The major plan is to grow our audience and to reach many people with our music. And in concrete it would be to release more material (probably also a new album) and to play shows and tours as much as possible. As this is the reason we are doing this.

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

It is available on every streaming application (Spotify, Apple, YouTube etc.). We are currently working on a merch shop, which will be launched shortly. All information will be communicated through our Facebook and Instagram accounts, as well as on our Homepage: http://facingfears.de/live. In the meantime our EP and album can be ordered via direct mail to info@facingfears.de.

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

It is like you listen to something familiar in a completely new way, as the old school classic rock is wrapped in a strong melodic Metalcore atmosphere.


VULGARITHM comes into 2020 straight out of the 90's! Its a styling from hell itself, taking the likes of a but of heaviness, riffs, guitar work, drum beats and synths like no tomorrow. Having released an EP or two, with a third EP in this trilogy of series expected in the coming future sometime. The sole member of this act is Andy "Dirt" McGurk himself talks onward about how this all came to be....


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

Vulgarithm has only one member, myself Andy "Dirt" McGurk, and it's history is a short one as well. Vulgarithm was a way of reinventing myself after doing other musical projects, including a 10 year solo project called "hollowtechnic". Just as Vulgarithm had a plan, COVID hit the world, so Vulgarithm exists as an online enigma for now.

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

There was no reasoning for landing on the name, as it was a spark of thought, but there was a reason for it sticking. The vulgarity of the music which can feel sleazy and uneasy at points, the rhythm brings out what most people want to listen to these days, and the algorithm part brings many layers into the music, and adding structure to madness.

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 currently stuck in quarantine in a small town called Market Deeping just north of Peterborough in the east midlands, UK. As venues have died out and other venues largely turning to cover bands, the scene has seemed to have dipped. I will however give a shout out to my other band "BlackHawkDown" who are located near by.

4. How would you describe your style?

 A friend of mine, and a separate album reviewer describes it as "Music on steroids". It is a relentless pounding of heavy riffing guitars, deep electronic drum beats and dizzying synths. It has a vocal and lyric freedom of System Of A Down and Tool, but with a mid 90s dance oriented rhythm, similar to prodigy, chemical brothers etc. NOT NINE INCH NAILS! Trent is my biggest hero in music but I want to stress this is not the lazy guitars meet synths tag.

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

My first EP "Share if you agree" is currently out across all streaming platforms, and my second EP "Share if you disagree" will be available 20th November onwards. Expect a journey like a bat out of hell but the motorbike is in fact a train. I have also done many Ibiza classics covers on Youtube.

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

My 3rd installment of my trilogy series will be "Share in the 3rd degree" but I have no release date for that.

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

Once COVID eases, I will try and make my long awaited gig debut. Vulgarithm live is yet to be unleashed onto the public. World domination, the whole world wearing Vulgarithm masks and everyone becomes one great big whole. In all honesty though, I just want to bring my very visual show and show people a really great time, and live on that.

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

World domination, the whole world wearing Vulgarithm masks and everyone becomes one great big whole. In all honesty though, I just want to bring my very visual show and show people a really great time, and live on that.

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

Vulgarithm.bandcamp.com is the main place to buy my EPs, I also have merch at vulgarithm.dizzyjam.com. Just search Vulgarithm across all streaming platforms and I will be there.

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

Make sure you listen to at least 3 songs before making your mind up, not one song is the same. Also remember that one song may sound serious but in all honesty it's just a lot of fun.

Pop punk hardcore band OFFSET VISION have gone on to release a single along with an EP, and have been busy writing and recording for their follow-up EP. Whilst touring isn't on the table, local showcases will take places if possible, with the band just wanting to get out there and make a difference. See what else the band had to say about themselves and what's next!


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

It started out with just Maki and myself (James) writing a few songs in our bedrooms. It wasn’t until after the first EP ‘It’s All I Taste’ was released that a full band was formed to play live shows; practicing with a few different people casually until eventually recruiting close friends Callum and Dylan.

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

The band’s name came because I have heterochromia (2 different colored eyes) and was once asked if my vision was different in each eye. It’s not; but we tell people it is, just to see if they’ll believe it (they do).

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 Launceston, in Australia. It’s not a very big city, but the music scene is quite active. A lot of people come to see local bands weekly. Indie rock and acoustic stuff is much more popular though, so it’s hard to book shows as a heavier band.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is basically a blend of pop punk and hardcore. We have a lot of very different influences and I think our music reflects that.

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

We’ve released a single and a 3 song EP this year. People can expect a lot of energy when they hear our music; with tuned down, distorted guitars and aggressive vocals being our main features.

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

Yes! We are currently writing and recording a second EP, which is being produced over in Germany. We are aiming for a mid to late March 2021 release. Expect it to be much more diverse than our past work.

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

Due to COVID restrictions, unfortunately touring isn’t in the foreseeable future. Local shows will continue to be played though, despite the limited number of people allowed in venues.

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

We want to make a difference, and not just be another mediocre band that barely scrapes by for a few years. We are constantly working on our skills and improving our songwriting, and I think our next EP will show that. Eventually, when it’s safe, we want to be able to travel around the country and play more shows for more people.

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

You can hear us on streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music (and heaps more). All of our music is free to download, and always will be. We are currently selling t-shirts at shows to raise money for our upcoming release, and are in the process of setting up an online store, so people from around the world have the option of buying them!

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

If they like what they hear; we hope they remember our name so that they can search us up again.


English jazz singer/songwriter MADELINE CASTREY takes the likes of jazz and modern day pop, to create beats that echo through the years of legends and then some. Thus, forth she has come quite a ways, creating her music, including release all new material altogether. She herself Madeline Castrey goes into discussion about all of this and more!


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

Well, it’s just me, Madeline Castrey! I was born in Surrey and I’ve always been a lover of music from a very young age. If you’ve heard my songs, you might not believe it, but my background is actually in classical singing. I have a strong background in West End Theatre and television, but then I fell in love with opera and began to train as an opera singer.

I was seriously ill as a teenager, and the silver lining of this was being able to spend lots of time on music and finding the style I really loved. I was thrilled to become the first ever 16-year-old admitted onto an undergraduate degree course at The London College of Music, and I then went on to gain a distinction in my master’s degree specialising in opera. 

Over the past few years, I’ve been using music as a means to fundraise for the charities that helped me as a teen, and I was thrilled to receive a Princess Diana Award for my work.

Alongside producing my own music, I am also a published author and about to finish my PhD in music…safe to say, I don’t cope very well when I’m bored!

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

As much as I wish I had a groovy band name…it’s just me! I’ve left the middle name off though – With two left feet, I’m the least ‘Grace’ful person in the world!

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

I’m a Surrey girl, born and raised just south of London. Coming from a small village, the music scene is basically just me making lots of noise!  Obviously, the jazz scene in London is much more vibrant. Personally I’d recommend the 606 club! There’s some amazing bands and artists performing there (I’d love to perform there myself one day).

4. How would you describe your style?

Smooth, velvety and sweet with a beat…a bit like chocolate really! I think nu-jazz as a genre is quite under-represented in both the commercial market and in terms of female engagement (be it artists, producers and more) With a strong background in classical music, I can see so many links between the classical and jazz worlds, and so much room for innovation by modern artists. I strive to bring new audiences to smooth and modern jazz to put my own stamp on this wonderful genre and hopefully inspire more people to engage with it.

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

I have released three original singles so far with many more to come! It’s probably the most clicé answer in the world, but I really believe that you can expect the unexpected! Whenever I mention that “jazz music” I’ve found that a lot of people are often either pre-disposed to a negative opinion or have the wrong idea about how broad the genre can be. It’s not all just saxophones and long solos – and that realization is really what I’m trying to achieve through my music. 

All my songs are very lyric focused, so I hope that you’ll be able to relate to my words and adopt my songs as mantras or realizations of your own experiences. To top it all off, there’s a lot of catchy melodies, silky vocals and fresh, groovy beats.

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

Oh yes! I have some more singles ready to go and I’m currently writing an EP too! There’s a really good mix so far of “groovers” and “chillers” so whether you’re in a mellow mood or in need of a jazzy bop for a bit of motivation, there’ll be something for you, I’m sure!

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

The global situation at the moment makes this all a bit difficult, but I’m a performer first and foremost and I love nothing more than engaging with audiences of all sizes. I’ve performed at quite the variety of events in my time; my background is in West End Theatre, so I’ve had the opportunity to perform in some fantastic shows including The Lion King, Les Miserables, Evita and more. I also performed in a number of London opera productions in the past couple of years…and nothing is more difficult than singing opera in full Edwardian dress! What I’ve found with my music is that it’s really refreshing to be able to sing as myself! I’ve performed at some fantastic venues over the years including the Twickenham Stadium Live Room but I can’t wait to hit the ground running and start performing my new singles more widely as soon as we’re able!

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

I’d love to release an EP in the next year alongside a few more singles. Then looking ahead to 2021/22, I’d love to think about getting a label involved…the sky’s the limit really!

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

You can hear all of my releases on Spotify, Apple Music…all of those major platforms! I also publish regular covers and extra content on my Instagram – so if you fancy giving me a follow, you might just see some extra content.

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

A combination of things really; I’d love listeners to remember my melodies, their reactions to the words and above all, if the music brought you some joy, I’d love you to remember that feeling! And if you can remember my name, that’s a bonus!


 Los Angeles Industrial artists Dawn of Ashes release their new music video Sleep Paralysis.

Dawn of Ashes takes a stand in their new music video Sleep Paralysis. While using elements of visual horror reminiscent of HR Giger, Zdzisław Beksiński, and Clive Barker, the music video places a spotlight on corruption, police brutality, and human rights. Sleep Paralysis harkens back to early 90s Industrial music, in the same vein as pioneers, Ministry and Skinny Puppy. In an era where it gained a reputation as music that spoke out against corruption. Sleep Paralysis is off Dawn of Ashes new album The Antinomian, which was released in July this year on Artoffact Records. 

The music video was directed by Christopher Lee Truman with visuals by Timothy Martin of Legacy Effects ( The Mandalorian, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Avengers: Endgame, IT). The music video can be seen right HERE.

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