July 2020


Hard rockers THE JAILBIRDS have a couple of EP releases out there, along with some single's too. Writing and recording is always an occurrence, with them wanting to play live shows as soon as possible! However the band goes into chat about the current situation, besides their music of course.


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

Our band was created when Liam (bass) and Myke (vocals/guitar) were rearranging the group. We had been playing together for a few years under another name, and when the sound started to change (from more modern heavy metal to more of a classic rock/grungy rock vibe) we ultimately decided to change the name as well. During that process, the band lost members, but we quickly sought out a new drummer and keyboard player. We found Eric on an online ad, as well as a keys player, and in the beginning stages of rehearsing for our debut, we lost our keyboard player and 2nd guitarist. We moved on as a 3 piece band from that moment, and went in to record our debut EP (The Black River) and have been this way ever since!

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

Liam was dreaming one night, of the 3 of us in the wild west, during the 1800’s. He pictured us robbing a train, red dead redemption kind of vibe (a favorite game of ours). When we were thrown in jail, he saw a sheriff walk by and mention to the guard, “there’s The Jailbirds right there” and he woke up! wrote it down in his notebook, and circled it 5 or 6 times. The next day he sent us the idea for our band name, and we loved 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 are based out of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Our music scene is strong with a lot of awesome rock n roll bands, bands of any genre for that matter, and in our little circle we all have our own things going on in terms of style and sound, and it’s a wonder to be a part of. There’s a lot of love and support with our friends’ bands an us, and it really does create a better music scene for everyone when people work together. Definitely recommend checking out Crown Lands, Revive The Rose, Drop Top Alibi, Excuses Excuses, Double Experience, Roadwolves, there’s so many wicked bands from southern ON! Follow any of them on Spotify and you’ll be able to find every band in our scene via the “fans also listen to” section.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is a mix of inspiration from a lot of different rock eras. We are fans of a lot of different types of music, not just rock, and that plays a huge part in our style and sound. I would describe the sound as grunge meets classic rock meets 70’s/80’s hard rock. We also like funk, blues, soul, new wave, lots of stuff like that.

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

So far, we have released one EP (The Black River) and one single (Watery Grave) from our forthcoming EP. Our next single from that record will be released August 3rd, called Dull My Brain.

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

We are always writing and recording new music/ideas. Lets just say we have the next few records in the works at all times, it’s just a matter of releasing it the way we want to.

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

Right now with Covid-19, our shows have been mostly cancelled. However, we will be playing a social-distance outdoor festival near Kingston, ON on Sept 12th! We hope to get back on the road soon, when it is safe to do so. We live for playing shows!!

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

We plan on making as much music as possible, playing as many shows as we can and in as many regions as we can! We have another 6 songs banked (recorded and all) for later, excluding our upcoming release of 5 tracks. Very excited to start releasing more music!

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

You can find all of our links on our website at: www.thejailbirds.com. Find us on Spotify and Apple Music, and we will have our merch store on our website in August 2020.

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

Remember to CRANK IT TO 11! =)


High energetic rock band RANDOM TIES just formed in 2019, but since then they have been known for their dynamic sound with such a message, it's been spread far and wide.The band has released an EP, music videos, and have a new single with video expected really soon as well. Just what else the band had to say, expresses a lot about themselves and the music.


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

Random Ties is the dream I put on hold for many years. We came together in the summer of 2019, which was the year my wife & new born at the time moved to the US from Beirut. I didn’t know anyone in Detroit so I started going to open mics & meeting other musicians which this is where I met KD who plays the drums thunderously bringing that heavy hitting power with amazing fills & breaks, Thew whose on the second guitar, compliments my playing with his fills that are all over our EP & Steven originally from Nirvana’s hometown brought a grunginess to the album with some great baselines.

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

I was thinking about this new journey I embarked on moving to the US & thought how Randomly the band met yet we are tied together by creating music thus the name Random Ties

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 have a saying in Detroit” Local is the new National”  the music scene is healthy & full of very talented bands like  “Heart of Jordan”  Metal genre or if you are into Rock n Roll check out Two Faced Wilson to name a few.

4. How would you describe your style?

We are a high energy, feel good Alternative rock band, known for our dynamic sound, contrasting between quiet verses with loud heavy choruses topped with an honest message

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

It’s been a very busy last couple of months for Random Ties, we just released our EP "Believe" consisting of 6 songs streaming on all platforms.  It’s a personal release because we touch on subjects such as losing a loved one, difficulties in starting a family, struggling with faith & moving on.  We also shot two music videos this year “She’s Something” & just recently “Week 39” both available on our YouTube channel. 

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

The creative juices are flowing with all that’s going on globally, we have a new single “Thawra” coming out sometime in August with a video.

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

Things were very unpredictable this summer due to the pandemic yet we remained active playing gigs, we decided that we would stay close to home as some gigs were subject to cancellation with no notice & would have been tough for us to swallow in the middle of a tour. We have a few shows left this summer, August 6th  at the Goose Lake Jamboree festival & on the 8th at the Corunna bar in Flint.

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

Our goal is to remain consistent by providing quality music to our audience, no one knows what the future of live shows will look like so we have to think of other ways to keep our fans engaged & our biggest goal is to reach a wider audience geographically so a big thanks to you for giving us this interview & a voice.

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

You can stream Random Ties on all platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes or band camp & if you’d like to stay updated with our latest news our Instagram or Facebook page is the place to go.

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

Our songs put a spot light on daily struggles we all go through carrying our scars proudly & celebrating who we are. 

We want them to feel empowered after listening to our songs & something they can dance to & to remember the sun always shine if you hang in there long enough.


Since 2014 the HORROR DANCE SQUAD have been playing hard and even writing and recording harder than before. They are in fact having an all new album underway! Lots of plans are in the works, aside from the album, along with some music videos and much more. The band goes into discussion some more about this album, and just what else they have in-store.


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

Horror Dance Squad hails from Estonia’s capital, Tallinn. The squad began taking formation when guitarists Indrek Ulp and Mikk Peetrimägi put their eagerness to keep the metalcore genre alive in Estonia together and began writing songs. They took on drummer Henri Kuusk and after about a year of practicing and trying out vocalists (including Ian Karell who is originally from Pittsburgh, PA) the first line-up was established. We played our first show at the beginning of 2014. After a couple of years, we made a small line-up change adding vocalist Karl Mesipuu and synth and sample wizard Margus Tammela to our squad. This new line-up took us on a path that has definitively shaped and evolved our music into our own signature style. Throughout our years together we have had the enormous pleasure of sharing the stage with international heavy hitters such as Siamese, Comeback Kid, Dead By April, Adept, Eskimo Callboy, We Butter The Bread With Butter, Deez Nuts, August Burns Red, One Morning Left and may others. We also represented Estonia at the 2016 Wacken Open Air Metal Battle.

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

When we formed the band, we knew we wanted to make heavy music, but we wanted to go in a different direction than the “doom and gloom” most people think of when they think about this genre. And, of course, with any good band name, we wanted something that really represented the core of the band and us as individuals: Horror for the heavy influence, Dance to highlight the more fun and positive angle we wanted to approach our music with, and Squad to represent the unity we feel as a band, including the unity we feel with our fans and the many awesome people we’ve had the pleasure to work with while creating and sharing our music.

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

Estonia is a country with a metal influence for sure, especially with our cousins to the north, but which is maybe more known for its folk roots. Examples such as folk-rock group Trad.Attack! and folk-metal group Metsatöll have enjoyed major successes here. But the modern-metal scene is definitely on the rise here as well. People come to the shows, there are a lot of new bands and many who have been rocking it for over ten years. The audience has also seemed to warm up a bit here--the kids mosh, stage-dive and crowd-surf like never before! Before the pandemic, there was a steady stream of great concerts. And once the restrictions were lifted, the shows picked right back up. As for local bands, we recommend checking out ÆØNS and LOWFUTURE from the heavier side and there’s also a cool 90s-vibe, hardcore band called Pinkwave.

4. How would you describe your style?

A mixture of metalcore, electrocore, nu-metal and punk. Nucore doused with electronics. Catchy melodies and brutal breakdowns.

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

We released a couple of singles before putting out the Gamechanger EP in 2016 and the album LEAP in 2017.  Since then, we have been working energetically on our upcoming album and have begun releasing our newest singles since February. We have evolved over the years, as any band does, but our fans expect our music to be heavy, bouncy and energetic with catchy choruses and in-your-face vocals all round. 

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

Yes! In fact, we have a whole new album on the way! We have already released four singles to date and are preparing the release of our new LP "No Flag Will Fly Forever", which comes out on the 25th of September. You can pre-order it already from here: https://www.hooandja.ee/en/projekt/horror-dance-squad.

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

Due to COVID 19 we had to postpone a bunch of great shows. We made up for it by hosting our first web-concert in March which was an exciting experience for us (you can check it from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo08f2oy_40). As restrictions lifted here in Estonia, we have also had the chance to play at two Estonian summer festivals (Punk and Rock, Tartu; Käbliku Beer Camp and Rock’n’Roll, Käbliku Talu) which was an absolute blast. We are also working hard to make sure our album release show is our most intense and inspired one yet, so that’s keeping us all busy. In the long term, we, like most artists these days, simply hope we can get out on the road in 2021 to tour our new album.

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

The major plan, of course, is our album release in September. We’ve got a couple of music videos in the works as well and more to plan before the end of the year. Overall, we plan to be doing this as long as we can and we believe our first LP is just one step in what will hopefully be a long journey together.

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

You can hear us on all major streaming platforms and we’ve got plenty of videos on YouTube. We also have an online store on our website www.horrordancesquad.com. And! We are currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Hooandja where you can support us in printing our upcoming album on vinyl and get some very sweet merch as a reward. And, of course, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest news.

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

We hope that it makes people as pumped-up and energized as it does us. We also put a lot of time into the meanings of our songs, so we also hope you become familiar enough with the lyrics to sing along with us the second time around!



 Progressive metal project LUNAR out of California, began sometime ago, where the band would go on to release content over the years, currently hard at work what will be their third full-length release expected in 2021. That is all the band is focused upon for the time being, with the band going on further more to say lots about how they came to be and what it's been like creating the music that they do.


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

The band started back in 2013 when it was just myself (Alex Bosson) and guitarist Ryan Erwin.  We searched for other members at the time, but didn’t have much luck.  We did our first EP, “Provenance,” in 2014.  We had recruited my old friend Danny Stevenson to play keyboards on that EP, but couldn’t find any other members, so Ryan handled lead vocals and he and I split doing the bass tracks on that EP.  After that we were able to bring on Ryan Price on bass and Chandler Mogel on vocals for the first full-length album, “Theogony,” and then rounded out the album with a bunch of guest musicians as well.  After “Theogony” came out, Ryan (Erwin) unfortunately passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly.  The 2nd (and most recent) album, “Eidolon,” I wrote on my own and brought in Balmore Lemus to fulfil the task of recording guitars.  And with him we took kind of the same approach as with “Theogony” where we had Ryan Price on bass, Chandler Mogel on lead vocals and then lots of guest musicians rounding out the line-up.

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

The story of the band name is kind of a silly one.  Ryan and I have always been big fans of Opeth and they’re a big inspiration to Lunar.  So when trying to think of a band name, my mind went to thinking about Opeth and wondering how I could come up with a name as cool as theirs.  I had read something years ago where Mikael Akerfeldt mentioned that Opeth was supposed to be the name of a city on the moon.  I remembered that, made me think of the moon and then thought ‘what are some cool moon-like terms.’  I thought of Lunar and I liked it, so it stuck.

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

The band is kind of spread all around, but I’ve always thought of home-base as where I am; in Sacramento, CA.  But the other members are located in Santa Cruz, Los Angeles and New Jersey.  So each member could really have a very different answer about their local music scene.  For me, here in Sacramento, it’s not the greatest, but it is improving.  In recent years, more tours seem to be opting for coming through Sacramento instead of going to the Bay Area, which is nice.  There are a few cool clubs and venues here.  I recently got to see SONS OF APOLLO at a local theatre, which was very cool! 

And there are definitely a lot of friends and acquaintances of mine that play in great bands.  Many of them, like how we are with Lunar, are spread out but may have one or two members in this area.  But just for a quick list of bands that have at least one member in this area that I would recommend, there’s ALTERBEAST, some old friends of mine in a band called BAVMORDA, who are awesome. Jared Klein is from around here and plays for RIVERS OF NIHIL and FLUB, both of which are fantastic!  Brian Lewis, who does all the growl vocals on the Lunar albums, has a black metal project called NORDIC FROST, which is great.  NIVIANE, DIRE PERIL, CYBORG OCTOPUS, GRAVESHADOW are a few others of friends bands based around here that are all fantastic!

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style I think is certainly progressive metal.  I think that genre has a pretty wide scope.  I think you can hear influences of rock, metal, jazz, death metal and probably some other stuff too.  The biggest thing about our style /sound is just having no limitations.  We play stuff that we enjoy from many different influences and just let the music progress in a natural way.

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

As of now, we have 2 full-length albums and an EP out.  The first EP (“Provenance”) is still available in digital format, but the physical CD’s are long sold-out.  The 2 full-length albums are available digitally, there are physical CD’s, limited edition colored cassette tapes and “Theogony” is also available on vinyl.

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

Yes, we are currently in the process of writing and recording the 3rd full-length album.  It’s still fairly early in the process, but it’s coming along nicely.  It should hopefully be released sometime in 2021.

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

Due to this band being so spread out and very independent, we haven’t had the chance to do any live shows or tours yet.  It’s definitely something we hope to do in the future… We just have to wait for the right time when we can make it happen.

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

Right now the plans are just focusing on the 3rd album.  We’re currently working hard on that.  From there we’ll have to see where things go.  We would love it if we can make it work to tour and support that album once it’s out.  We’ll have to wait and see what the public response is to it and see if it’s feasible to try to make that happen.  Also we’ll have to see how things continue to progress with the state of the world and the music industry with COVID.  Things are pretty up in the air with the whole industry right now with that, so for now, the focus is just to get this 3rd album done and released and hopefully make it the best Lunar album so far!

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

Music should be available on all the major platforms; Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, apple music, etc.  And you can also hear the music and purchase any music and merch at lunarbandofficial.bandcamp.com.

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

I wouldn’t presume to tell a listener how to approach new music as I think everyone has their own approach to how they like to absorb new material.  I guess I would just say to have an open mind.  There’s a lot of different influences and styles, some of which can change drastically even from song to song.  So I think if the listener has an open mind and gives it a thorough listen, they can hopefully find something they’ll enjoy.


The band REVENGIN has just released a new lyric video for the new song "White Lies", which will be present on their new album, scheduled to be released this year 2020.

The music, as well as the new album was mixed and mastered in the Netherlands, by Rene Heimans of "MaXxive Productions". More details will be announced soon about the new album, successor to the excellent "Cymatics" released in 2012, in addition to more treats for their fans.

The beautiful lyric video is available exclusively on the band's YouTube channel and you can watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I1RIpCkCg8&feature=youtu.be.



Loyal fanbase funds Angelspit's 2020 album "THE IGNORANCE CARTEL" in under 4 hours.

Angelspit's 9th album 'The Ignorance Cartel' is due for release in Fall 2020 and is available for pre-order on Kickstarter now! Fans and followers of Angelspit swamped the Kickstarter and funded the album in under 4 hours - largely due to an R Rated VHS Tape with content that will never be seen online.

The 14 track album is faster and heavier than previous releases. Containing distorted driving beats, earthquake inducing bass, brash lyrics, aggressive guitars and abrasive synths collide to create a monster unfit for our times.

En Tze and Zoog Von Rock team up to make artwork steeped in ancient mysticism and data-glitched symbolism. Featuring guest vocals from Brian Graupner (Gasoline Invertebrate) and Melody (Queen of the Static Opera).

Written in LA in the 12 months leading up to the Covid outbreak and produced during the turmoil of the worldwide pandemic lockdown. The album’s central concept is driven by the rise of Authoritarianism and the subtle mind-control of AI algorithms dictating what we see.

As usual, Angelspit has opted for unique merch items - including the uncensored VHS Tape and a Spiked Mask. Check all of the goods at the album's Kickstarter HERE.


Swedish Power Metal band The Lightbringer released their new album "Rise of the Beast". The album was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström at "Studio Fredman" in Gothenburg. Check out the album from the links below.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kEOkC1p9l64ql-FQAHTNgCWW8ScDF3_tc&fbclid=IwAR3jfepUeXwvtNMi61Y-o4vey3EVjELP4GpSSdVvQpokSGs7V5t8WPP3ZTg 

https://open.spotify.com/album/2HCRmSTwlR3YLnNuVP4bYu

The Lightbringer was formed in 2017 by Lars Eng (Guitars). Soon after Jonas Andersson (Lead guitar), Henrik Bergqvist (Bass) and Tobbe Jonsson (Drums) joined the band and the guys started work on the debut album. In 2019 the vocalist Herbie Langhans (Avantasia, Firewind) joined the band and the lineup was complete.


Russian Melodic Death Metal band Rusted Nail released their new single "Jack" from their upcoming new album that will be released this year via the"Patriot Label". The single was recorded by Dmitry Belousov at "Old Factory Studio", and mixed/mastered by Max Gerasinev.

Check out the single at the following;

https://rustednail.bandcamp.com/album/jack


https://open.spotify.com/album/6x2P7zfdGCBSD4BICAY0jg

Rusted Nail was formed in 2013 in Moscow, Russia by Vadim Matveev (guitars) and Sergey Ivanov (keyboards). In 2017 Alexander Kuzovkov (vocals), Dmitry Klimov (guitars), Dmitry Lvov (bass) and Roman Koshelev (drums) joined the band and the lineup was completed. In 2019 the band released its debut EP "Deviation" which is also available in "Patriot Label" music store.


The highly anticipated MY LITTLE PONY X Dungeons & Dragons crossover collection set is now available for pre-order at multiple retailers! CUTIE MARKS & DRAGONS features five exclusive 4.5-inch Pony figures with soft outfit accessories, each inspired by an iconic D&D character class.  The set also includes an official D20 die with MY LITTLE PONY-inspired design and the iconic Dungeons & Dragons ampersand logo plus a 4-panel Dungeon Master's screen featuring beautiful illustrations by artist Leesha Hannigan that will make fans’ displays complete. The set ships this fall.



CUTIE MARKS & DRAGONS is currently available for pre-order through the following links. Please note, the toys will also be available at GameStop: 


Dorkside Toys - https://dorksidetoys.com/collections/new-pre-orders/products/my-little-pony-cutie-marks-dragons-board-game

Big Bad Toy Store - https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/126665


Hip hop infused heavy rockin metalheads KNOWN YOUR ENEMY have quite a bit of material out and about, including an EP, single, full-length and an all new single as well. New music is currently in the writing and recording process, expected to be out there real soon. The band just wants to get their music out there and wants to tour, sharing the stage with as many bands as possible. The band goes on further more to say lots more about the route they plan to take with their music.


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

Several years ago, Jason Kent (guitar, formerly of Blacklisted) and Fonz Rodriguez (vocals, formerly of Majur Bludd) were making and playing music with two others (Ralph Ricciardi & Rob McCann – former members) and released our first EP, Heal the Wound. We realized that we had something special when our track “Poison” took off in popularity. After our second release, Root of all Evil (LP) there were a couple of lineup changes. That’s when Steve Bishop (bass) who played in various local bands and Byron Lapola (drums) from Becoming the Ghost joined Know Your Enemy.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
   
After weeks of deliberations the band members decided to go with Know Your Enemy. The name was inspired by the Rage Against the Machine’s song of the same name. We felt that is was the best collective representation of the feeling and sound.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there?

The band is based out of Somerville, NJ. This area of Central Jersey is a hub for local acts mostly in Blues and Punk. Fortunately the venue owners were thirsty for something new which allowed us to grow our local fan base. Local bands that we’d recommend are Hunter Alive, The Angry Pirates, Red Hymns, Aurin and Mind Riot.

4. How would you describe your style?

Hip-Hop infused Heavy Rock.

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

Heal The Wound EP (2015), Sway – single (2018), Root of All Evil LP (2019), Same – single (2020).  Expect heavy driving riffs infused with a hip-hop groove.

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

Absolutely! Not only are we currently writing and recording new material but we have a few
unreleased tracks that will make their way out by the end of the year. We also have a live album
that’s being finalized.

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

We’d love to tour and share the stage with more bands that we love. Continue building momentum and our fan base.

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

The easy route would be to visit our website, https://www.knowyourenemymusic.com/. You
can listen to our music on all of the streaming platforms and find our merch at
https://knowyourenemynj.bandcamp.com/.

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

The high energy of the music and the authenticity of lyrics.

10. Tell us a bit more about the new video & where we can find it.

Our new video is a streaming video that’s being premiered on Games, Brrraaains and A Head-
Banging life https://www.gbhbl.com/exclusive-video-premiere-know-your-enemy-same/. Afterward you can find it on our YouTube channel and our website.


Metal go getters MADZILLA delivery quite the punch, with their mix of metal goodness. With that said, the band has gone on to release some content since their formation. All new music is also in the works with the band hoping to play live shows again soon.The band goes on to talk of all of this if not more so.


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

Madzilla started as a project David Cabezas (Band Leader) had. Officially launching in 2018, the band delivers a hefty mix of melodic, classic thrash-metal, reminiscent of the likes of Megadeth, Metallica and Iron Maiden.

An unfortunate car accident in 2010, in which David Cabezas lost a great childhood friend, lead to the creation of the band’s earliest single “Judgment Day”, a song dedicated to the final moments of life, and the loss of a loved one.

Having a few song written, David felt the need to get this ideas and feelings heard, which lead to the creation of the Madzilla LV. Madzilla LV are David Cabezas (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Daniel Gortaire (Bass/Background Vocals), David Oliveri (Guitar/Background Vocals), and Robert Wiggin (Drums).
The Band recently toured alongside Max Cavalera’s Metal Legends “Soulfly”, in February 2020.

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

“Madzilla” is a metaphoric representation of the dark side of human nature. It represents the need to rule, and the unstoppable search for power that can take over a person’s mind. “Madzilla” itself is an insane version of the fictional monster “Godzilla”. “Godzilla” is a wild animal , therefore he hunts and kills for survival. “Madzilla” on the other hand enjoys blood and destruction, and kills and destroys for its own rise to power.

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

Madzilla LV is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The local Metal Scene here is good. There are several venues that often have metal shows booked, and there is very good response from audiences around the city. Las Vegas being as entertainment driven as it is, gives a wide variety of opportunities to local bands to perform and get good amounts of exposure. There are several local bands we recommend to go see, but to list a few, Cirka Sik, Mastiv, and Minas are our favorites.

4. How would you describe your style?

We like to play fast and heavy. But we are also very melodic. Since we all have quite extensive musical backgrounds, the combinations of our influences creates a hefty mix of classic thrash metal and melodic heavy metal.

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

We had our first formal release as Madzilla in the summer of 2019, a 6 song EP named after our main single “Vengeance”. We have since then released 2 music videos featuring songs from the EP. You can expect fast, heavy riffs, joined by enjoyable harmonies, melodies, and guitar solos.

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

Yes, of course! We are always working on new stuff. The Madzilla Train never stops!

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

One of the things we enjoy most is playing live shows. We love the interaction with fans, it’s the main reason why we do this. x abTouring is definitely in Madzilla’s future.

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

Please visit our website:
https://www.madzillalvband.com/.

You can also find us on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7mUgbySqW8IrSowDLFIX0a?si=4z84rHHWSgqXDzcAiqu4Zw.

And you can find all our merchandise at:
https://madzillashop.com/.

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

We are a very honest band. Our lyrics, in a metaphorical way, talk about real life issues and experiences. We play how we feel, and we hope we can help you feel, and enjoy as well!

10. Tell us a bit more about the new video & where we can find it.

Being a Las Vegas based band, we are of course surrounded by desert. We thought it was fitting to have our video shoot out there, where it feels like home. The video features our latest single “The Last Goodbye”. The Last Goodbye describes the frustration that arises when trapped in one’s own world. The inability to see the light when surrounded by it, fixating on the bad, will completely erase all the good. When every night carries the same pain, ‘The Last Goodbye’ represents giving in to this limitless sorrow.

Please visit our YouTube page to see the official video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di5GzIy3Kog


Metalcore band BROKENTOOTH released their debut EP. along with a couple of music videos too. All new music is also being written currently, with shows to be put on hold but will resume soon enough. Other than that, the band goes into details about more activity plans and more.


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

We formed as BrokenTooth in 2019, after Jed (vocals) and Jack (guitar) had decided to work on producing some initial music together. Jed has been in a number of bands previously, and Jack was a massive fan of Jed’s vocals, so it was a bit of a fan boy moment when Jed asked to work with him on a project! Jed’s vocal range is something we in the band are all in awe of, and it’s astounding hearing him each time we record - he just gets better and better. Jack is the real heart of the band - a talented songwriter, guitarist and a born musician who just keeps coming up with the majority of the ideas that ultimately make it in to our singles.

After putting together some initial rough demos, and feeling that these were good, but needed to be tested in a band setting, Mitch (drums), was bought in to the mix. Naturally, Mitch grew up playing in punk bands and had known Jed for many years, but had never turned his hand at metal drumming or even played a double bass pedal before, despite metal being a large part of his musical taste. However, he was excited by the music and ideas that had been put forward and felt compelled to be a part of the project and take on the mantle of the back beat of the band.

Both Peter (guitar) and Charlie (bass) were then added to the band in late 2019, with Peter’s technical abilities on guitar and Charlie’s flare and consistency on bass making the both of them obvious choices for completing the band. All five members have been in various bands over previous years, but we are all very excited with the sound we have found within BrokenTooth and the bond between us. The majority of the band knew each other well before this had begun, and some had even played in previous bands together, so there was a real click between us and respect for each other right from the first time we all played, and that has just continued to develop as time has gone on. The progress made since the initial conception of the band has been huge, with each member really coming into their own and influencing the music produced.

To add to that, the band also record and produce all of our songs ourselves, with Jack undertaking the recording and acting as the mixer and producer for each of the songs - the amount of hard work and passion that we put in to the songs is huge as it is all done ourselves and Jack’s recording and producing abilities have enabled us to really bring out the sound we wanted on each of our songs.

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

The name actually derives from our lead vocalist Jed - he was set the unenviable task of brainstorming ideas for the band’s name and was rolling his tongue around the back of his mouth which, in his words, is ‘a minefield of broken teeth’. As such, the name BrokenTooth was born!

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 all hail from Hertfordshire, which is just north of London in the South East of England. It goes without saying that the music scene in London is massive, with some great venues and bands around the area. As for Hertfordshire specifically, a lot of the venues we played at when we were younger have unfortunately closed, but there are still some great venues and bands in the local scene. Club 85 in Hitchin hosts a number of gigs and local bands and is a great venue to play – we actually played our first show there when we first started out. As for local bands, there is a great amount of talent coming out of the home counties – particular mentions would go to our friends in Ruina, Descendent of Odin and Far from Refuge, who are definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already.

4. How would you describe your style?

This is a difficult one – and something we’ve discussed within the band. We’ve tended to describe the music generally as ‘melodic metalcore’, but I wouldn’t say that it’s generic metalcore. We try to think of our music as to how it will make people feel and how it makes us feel – we have some aspects of metal, melodic, punk, groove and thrash all thrown in to our songs, with clean and dirty vocals, so we’d like to think that there’s a little something for most in there.

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

We released our debut EP ‘Mortuss Est Salus’ at the beginning of 2020, along with our first music video ‘Burnt Ground’, which we were hoping to gig on the back of for the first part of the year, but due to COVID-19, we were limited as to the number of shows we were able to play. The good news about this though is that it did give us more time to write and record more songs, and our latest single and video for ‘R.O.T’ was released July 2020, with much more to come!

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

As above, COVID-19 gave us some real time to write and reflect on our music and the direction we want to head. We’ve written a number of songs and begun the recording and production on these – we’re really stoked with how they are sounding and the direction of travel. R.O.T was the first to be released and you can certainly expect a few more singles and videos before the year is out.

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

With the current uncertainty with when gigs will resume, and in what format, things have been on hold a bit with that aspect. All of the shows we had planned and scheduled from March onwards were cancelled or are due to be rescheduled. We have however been in talks with a number of bands and promoters with regards to booking gigs and a tour as soon as it is safe to do so, so you can expect us to be on the road and playing as soon as we can. We all love playing live and can’t wait to get back out there.

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

We love the music we write and we love playing live. Our real aim is to keep progressing with our music and getting out and playing to as wide of an audience as possible. We are all looking forward to continuing to release more music, venturing out to a variety of different places and hopefully, once things are back to normal, get on to a number of gigs and festivals and who knows from there? A tour across Europe would be great to do though.

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

All of our current songs are available on all major streaming platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and YouTube. We are currently in the process of getting our first sets of merch produced and these will be coming soon, along with details on how to purchase these. The best place to follow us for updates are on our Facebook at ‘We Are BrokenTooth’ or on Instagram at @wearebrokentooth.

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

I’d like anyone who listens to us to just enjoy and feel the music. There is so much effort that goes into creating the songs, the melodies and feel of it. We want our heavy songs to make people feel that anger that’s portrayed, the melodic songs to feel the passion put into them. But mostly, we’d just like people to enjoy listening to them. We always aimed for our songs to be something that was heavy enough to hold their own in the genre, catchy enough to want to nod your head along to and melodic enough that metalheads could sing along to them – I think we’ve been able to do that.


Up and coming young artist TETE ESSIEN has soulful vocals with witty over the top grooves and gritty guitar work that makes a great mash up combo! Hence forth, he has released a couple of single's with another all new single underway. All he plans to do for the time being, is to just get more recording's out there for people to like them and spread the word. Tete himself goes into talks about all of this and more below.


1.    Please tell us about the history of you as an artist.

I had been in a band from when I was 17 for about two and a half years. A friend of mine wanted to put something together, knew that I played a little bit of guitar and asked if I might contribute some to his idea. That eventually mutated into a line-up that had me go on to be a singer for it. When we eventually disbanded, I was kind of hanging about with not a lot else to do, even tried convincing myself that music wasn’t something I really should do anymore in order to focus on other things. But I had these songs knocking about that I thought I could still do justice with on my own, and that’s what helped to persuade me to go it alone. Getting in touch with The Animal Farm only spurred me on more; their enthusiasm for the demos I had let me know that I might be onto something and that’s how we’ve gotten to this point now.

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

3. Where are you based out of and what is your music scene like there?

I’m from Bromley, Greater London. I couldn’t really say that there is a local music scene here. I know and I know of a couple artists and their output is as varied as you’d expect from a big city. Being so close to central, you’re a stone’s throw away from a hotbed of the UK’s music scene as a whole. Big artists in grime, hip-hop and pop have come out of the city, from all ends and that brings a sense of pride with it. It also fosters a can-do ethos in Londoners to encourage us to seek out the things we want and want to do. I think you can definitely see that in our mentality.

4. Are there any local bands you could recommend?

I‘m a big fan of Baby Husband. Played in a battle of the bands alongside them once and they stuck out for me. They’re from Kingston so they’re not local as such, but I always find myself returning to them. Was just well impressed from the get-go. I’d recommend them to anyone who’ll listen.

5. How would you describe your style?

Beat and groove are essential to it. There’s quite garagey guitars over the top of some of the songs but I see them as being textural. If that basis isn’t there in the foundation of the track then I don’t want to finish making it. Strong rhythms and pretty melodies probably make up the cake of the songs, and then the icing would be the genres I love that I’d be evoking in them; whether that be soul, hip-hop or indie rock.

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

I currently have two singles out, "Aviator" and "Runaway". They were recorded and released through the help of The Animal Farm. Those two songs are examples of the more guitar-driven music I make. I’d written them a few years ago, and so when it came to picking tracks to be my first released I felt they’d be a good example of a certain side to my music. But I’m keen not to pigeonhole myself. I’m certain people who’d be expecting that from the rest of my output will be thrown a couple of curve balls in the near future.

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

I’ve got another single recorded and ready to be released, it’s just a matter of finding the right time to let it out. I’m always writing and organizing my songs into mini projects. I’d waited so long for any outside influence to pay any attention to what I was doing I knew I wanted to be prepared for when someone did, not to be caught flat-footed, and be ready and armed with the  music when it was needed. I have a few ideas of what I want to do after this next single comes out, but I don’t want to give away all my gold for free. We’ll have to wait and see for now.

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

Well given the current climate It’s kinda hard to predict when I’ll next be able to play any gigs. My focus at the minute is to be ready for that green light, though, so we can hit the ground running. I’ve not played live in over a year now so I’m really chomping at the bit to get to again. I spent some of lock down finding people to play in a live band with me, people who were excited about what I was coming up with, and I think I’ve settled on a line-up for that. So when they release the traps, whenever that’ll be, you can bet on us being ready to put on a good gig for you. That or your money back.

9. What plans do you have for the future?

Right from the start of me making music, I just wanted to get good recordings out to the people who might like them, and my attitude is the same now. It feels like I’ve got to earn the right to call myself a musician, or songwriter and I’ve got every intention of doing so. I’m completely committed to this. To keep releasing, making a healthy back catalog of music to perform for people is my approach. There’s nothing technical to it, but I have belief that the energy we put into it will receive the same back. First and foremost I make music for myself, but I want people to be receptive to it too. You have to earn the right for people to enjoy what you do, but I think I’m on that track.

10. Where can we listen to you and where can we buy your stuff?

All the usual suspects really. Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Soundcloud. Should have a video for the latest single out for you in the coming weeks as well. Currently working on some merch too so keep an eye out for that also.

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

It gets better with every listen.


Intergalactic death metal band THE BEAST OF NOD has been around for a short while, releasing a debut album, whilst currently working upon a sophomore album. But besides working on newer music, the just wants to continue to improve within themselves, making more depth for the universe of nod, while having as much fun doing it as well. See what else this so called universe of nod has to offer from what the band says below.


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

A number of years ago Paul started making the first demos with previous member Chris. Several years ago, Görebläster joined up after meeting Ryan our previous bass player and began transforming the band into what it is today. Nate came in and did drums on our first EP and became a permanent member shortly after. We knew Brendan through friends and he joined us right before our second EP. Since then we released an album in 2018, gigged all over the Northeast, and are currently working on our next album Multiversal. Super Hoop contacted us several months back with his version of PotRoast the Rhinoman and we loved it so he ended up doing a couple more songs.

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

A long time ago (like 9 years) in a galaxy far, far away (central NY) Paul and previous member Chris came up with the band name. It was chosen because we were setting out to create heavy music with some groove, hence The Beast of Nod because our music makes you nod your head. 

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 out of Boston, MA, USA and the scene in the New England area is absolutely great, even while there aren’t shows now due to the pandemic the community is finding ways to stay in touch and create new things. Some of our favourites include Chuggernaught, My Missing Half, Sonic Pulse, Vivisepulture, Ice Giant, Das Muerte, Before the Judge, Pathogenic, The Summoned, Carpathia, Untombed, Protean Collective, The Floor’s Embrace, Lost to the Waves, Goblet, Virus of Ideals, Unflesh, Solium Fatalis, Xenosis, Myth of I, Deer Hollow, Graviton, Begat the Nephilim, Grave Knight, Garroted, Omnia, Graveborn, Aversed, Carnivora, Kill the Straggler, Dapper Duck, Beneath the Machine, Crypitus, Black Absence, Burial, Incontinence, Lattermath, Thunderforge, Seven Spires, Fleshbore, Covalent, Malphas, Scalpel, Swarm of Eyes, and Divinex. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Intergalactic Death Metal [noun] 1. A subgenre of death metal music featuring linear song structures, odd time signatures, and extremely technical passages, wherein songs explore the characters and events of a sci-fi universe called “The Land of Nod.”but now Chiptune too.

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

Currently we’re working on our second full length album "Multiversal" and our first album "Vampira: Disciple of Chaos" was released in 2018. We also released a few songs from one of our two EPs we recorded in the past under the title "Cephalopod of Doom". And of course, we just released these three awesome Chiptune covers that Super Hoop produced. And you can expect the same wacky, technical, heavy, catchy, weirdness that we brought before but with more cohesiveness and a linear story throughout the whole next album.

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

Currently working on our second full length album "Multiversal" and hope to release it some time later this year.

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

Very much looking forward to booking shows again was it’s safe to. And the band will be moving from Boston, MA to San Francisco, CA in the next year as well.

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

Continue to strive to improve as musicians, create more depth for the universe of nod, and have while doing it.

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

DIGITAL CD ORDERS: https://thebeastofnod.bandcamp.com/
ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-beast-of-nod/1027489917
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2WUYsRza0k6V4KIFv9SOTI
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/thebeastofnod
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeastOfNod/
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thebeastofnod/
STORE: https://www.thebeastofnod.com/store/

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

Specifically for this Chiptune release I think a listener should remember what it was like to go up against a difficult video game boss when they were a kid the most when listening.


Alternative rock band PANIC STATE based out of London, is not only based from there, but is inspired by some British bands like Muse among others. They have released a single and have been doing cover songs during this crisis of a time. Hope to get out and play live shows again like many other bands too. See what this trio band had to say about all of this below.



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

Scott and Daniel were at school together and played in a school band, but kept things going together when they left for uni. They met Tom at a uni party, and got chatting about musical interests, showed Tom their demo album, and he loved it and was keen to get involved. We started rehearsing together and writing a few things, and everything kicked off from there, doing regular shows around London, working with our manager, Ville, and he gave us the tools to record some great songs.

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

We spent probably a month when we were about 14 going through countless possible names, some of which were really awful! But we were really into Muse at the time and we took inspiration from a couple of song titles - Panic Station and Liquid State, and we decided that out of all the other options we had, this one was the ‘least bad’.

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 mainly based in London, that’s where we do most of our shows - it’s a really diverse city with an infinite amount of style and talent, and to be a part of that is awesome. In one show, you can have three or four acts on and each of them will bring something different to the table, so a single show can kind of cater for everyone’s needs. Tom grew up in Essex and his first experience of the music industry was there with iconic venues like ‘The Square’ in Harlow, so there’s a huge connection there for us too. We’ve gained some popularity in Essex too, being featured by Ollie Winniberg on BBC Introducing, so we think we have a little bit of a following there.

4. How would you describe your style?

I think if we were to settle onto a particular genre it would be Indie/Pop Rock. We’ve drifted around a few genres since our beginnings but we think we’ve settled nicely into the Indie/Pop Rock scene. In terms of actual performance, we go for loud and energetic songs with strong instrumentals, and try to throw in catchy hooks and some relatable themes and lyrics to get the listeners on side.

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

We’ve just released our brand new single "Turn Around", and as we said before, it’s really energetic with powerful instrumentals, some catchy lyrics that encourage and relate to the listener - we think it’s a really fun song, and the reviews so far have been overwhelmingly positive. We’ve also taken a lot of time to throw ourselves into our social media. We’ve been pretty lucky in that we haven’t
been massively affected by the pandemic and we’ve been able to get ourselves organised and have a good think about what we want our social media to do and how we want to come across, so go and check us out!

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

We’ve got a couple of songs recorded that we’re hoping to release soon - possibly later this year, but we’ll have to see how the world pans out. We’ve also had the time to get some equipment to record some bits each at home, so we’ve been creating some new tracks and hopefully we’ll be able to flesh those out and get them recorded as soon as we can. We’ve been doing some quarantine covers on our social media too. We have an obsession with cheesy, early 00's pop songs with predominantly female vocals, and we have a laugh covering those and sharing them with people. We’ve definitely settled for a chilled, electronic vibe when we track them, but we’ve done a couple of these live too in the past where they’ve been much more rock based - "Party In The USA" is a popular choice!

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

Unfortunately we don’t have anything planned at the minute, it’s just impossible to tell when a live show is going to be feasible again, and it’s such a shame - we really miss live performances. We all love being on stage, having fun, and putting on a show for an audience, and we took a little break from live shows just before the pandemic hit, so it’s been a good 9 months or so since our last show. When it’s safe to go outside again, we’re gonna try and book ourselves for as many shows as we possibly can!

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

As we mentioned before, we’ve got some new music that’s just about ready to release, and we’ve been writing some new stuff as well that we’re really excited about. We’ve focused a lot on our social media with the covers, but we’ve also got some cool ideas of videos that we can upload and release soon, so keep an eye out for those! We’ve also branched out into the world of merchandise, which we’ll properly unveil on our social media in a couple of weeks - we’ll have the standard bits like phone cases and t shirts and the like, but we’ve gone a bit left field with some items; Panic State bath mats and shower curtains, toothbrushes and maybe even a ladle. We wanted to have some fun. Also planning to continue with:

- The covers we’ve been making
- Some YouTube video ideas we have to make with other bands
- Keep growing our social media with our unique online presence

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

- All major streaming services, our favorite is spotify!
- We actually have some plans in the next few weeks to release some merch so keep an eye out on
Instagram to hear more @panicstateband!

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

Daniel - I think I’d like people to remember the energy in our songs. We’re really passionate about what we right and we always aim to make that come across as much as we can on a song.

Tom- Our name. When we come off stage, or when they’ve finished listening to one of our songs, I want people to remember who we are so they go and check out our stuff online and rave about us to their friends and family.

Scott - Remember that we’re fun. We always want our performances to be fun, as well as our presence on social media. Even the colors we use, mainly pink, are bright and also made to reflect the fun nature of the band.


Theatrical metal band RAVEN BLACK has revealed a poignant new video for the song “Hear Me Cry,” from their upcoming third album, "The Key".

""Hear Me Cr"’ is about the chaotic and deeply disturbing thoughts when I once attempted suicide,” Raven explains. “The inner battle of wanting to give up and yet wanting to fight and change your own life. The personal psychosis and finally calling out for help, which ultimately saved my life. This song hopefully inspires those who struggle with suicidal thoughts to speak up and seek help. Someone is always ready to help. Suicide is not the answer. You can change your life and you can survive."

Check out the video single HERE.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

ANS: A mixture of pop, acoustic ballads and blues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Ricky Elam- Lead Vocals

Rhandy DeGarmo- Bass//Vocals

Kevin Rogers-Rhythm guitarist/Main composer

Ju McElroy-lead Guitar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

Metalcore. Djent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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