2021


Russian Industrial Metal band Efpix released their new single «The End of My Life» from their upcoming album "No More Remorse" to be released in December 2021. The new release was recorded at the band home studio, beside the drums that were recorded at "Zaris Studio".Produced and mixed by Alexander Kondrashov. Mastered by Dan Swanö at "Unisound" in Sweden.

Check out the new single via here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGZpw1GehwY.


American Death/Thrash Metal band Cetragore released their new EP "Chancellors of Death". The release was recorded in October 2021 at the band home studio and mixed/mastered by Marco Penaflor.

Check out the album at the link below:

https://cetragore.bandcamp.com/releases

Cetragore was formed in 2019 at South Shore, Massachusetts. Formed from the remnants of local bands In Ash I Reign (Erik and Marco) and Dead By Dawn (Steve and Jonny) with Steve on lead vocals and guitar, Erik on bass and backing vocals, Jonny on drums and Marco on rhythm guitar in 2019, they are reminiscent of bands such as Death, Slayer and Cannibal Corpse with their breakneck grooves, punishing rhythm section and hair raising, guttural vocal assault.


Mixer-uppers LUNAFALL have not one but two single's out there right now, with all new music come the next year! The band talks of their music, and just living in the moment.


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

Myself (Joel) and Dave have been playing together since we were 14 in various bands through school. We formed Lunafall and needed a permanent drummer, we actually found Darius online and saw some great videos. We met up and asked him to join the band before hearing him play live!

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

We love all things ‘Luna’ and we play at night… so we thought LUNAFALL went quite well. 

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 Birmingham! The music scene is starting to recover now which is great, so we’re hoping for plenty more local shows. 

4. How would you describe your style?

I think we blend pop, rock and alternative in pretty equal measures. We try not to focus too hard on trying to make it sound like something, so we just tend to take each song as it comes and kind of put what’s needed.

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

This year we have released 2 singles. Save Me and Call It Off. People can expect a lot of energy and melodies.

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

Yes! We have another new release coming in the new year, followed by another release shortly after, we’ve got tons of material to get out there!

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

Yes. Tour planned for early next year!

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

The plan is to enjoy ourselves and live every moment. The last 2 years have taught us to not take anything for granted. Whether we are popular or not, making music together and playing shows is what makes us happy.

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

All our socials are @lunafallband.

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

‘That was catchy’.


Soulful pop artist FIRE THE HUMANS had started because of wanting to be a solo artist. With that, a single was released with another single expected soon enough. A lot more is discussed in term's of music and more below.

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

Born & raised just outside of St. Louis, Missouri, I played with a handful of bands and grew up in the local scene. After releasing music like “Hey Runaway” and “Animal” with bands such as thePour, I decided to start my own lifelong dream of embarking on a solo project. A project named “FIRE THE HUMANS”. Ultimately, a tongue n’ cheek reference to how poorly we’re managing ourselves as the human race. Writing stadium-sized hooks, anthem-sized melodies encompassed with true soul and feeling in every word. Partnering with the ever accomplished multiple Grammy Award recipient, .j at The Toybox, to take my vision to new heights. In March of 2021, “VANISH” became the debut release of  “FIRE THE HUMANS”, and so it began! Feedback and praise from coast to coast welcomed this new sound. As “FIRE THE HUMANS” continues to grow in popularity, a follow-up single, ”CAN’T STOP”, is set to be released on November 26th, 2021. “FIRE THE HUMANS” has quickly become one of the best-kept secrets in the music industry, for now.

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

As you see the world evolving, it’s clear what a poor job we’re doing as a human race. Extinct animals, pollution, plans to leave this planet, and on and on. The origin of the name is my perspective if beings from far beyond were to 

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 out of St. Louis, Missouri in the United States, our music scene is great. Incredible music comes out of this city. Story of the Year, Nelly, Chuck Berry, Ike and Tina Turner, Chingy, The Urge and many more. 

4. How would you describe your style? 

Soulful POP with a raspy undertone. 

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

My first single is called “Vanish”. This dropped in March of 2021 and is currently in rotation across the US. It’s also being shopped to be accepted into movie production. It’s done quite well for being an unknown project with a brand new song. 

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

My follow-up single, “Can’t Stop”, drops on Friday, November 26th and I believe it will get even better reviews than the first single. I have many more in the pipeline that will drop throughout 2022. 

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

A tour is definitely in the works as dates, sponsors and cities are being lined up as we speak. More great news to come on that. 

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

The great thing about Fire the Humans is that it’s not a band, it’s a solo project. This allows me the freedom to pivot quickly and move to a destination of choice much faster. Whether that being, writing, recording, releasing a single, touring, concerts etc. Music no longer carries a boundary. There are no color limits, age limits, gender limits. Nothing. It’s a great feeling to be free to move forward and share this artwork with the world. 

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

 Fire the Humans is available on all major music platforms. Spotify, Apple Music, Google Music, Amazon Music, YouTube, pretty much everywhere. 

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

The music. Simply put, these are fantastic songs.


Ukrainian Melodic Metal band Wave.X released new single "Uwanted Guest". The release was recorded mixed and mastered by the band in " Wave.X studio". The video clip was filmed by the band and edited by Irina Sokolova.

Check out the new single at the links below:

https://youtu.be/nV9EHbndjkU

https://wavexband.bandcamp.com/track/unwanted-guest

Wave.X was formed in 2020 at Kiev ,Ukraine by Vitalii Karnaukh (guitar) and Hanna Demchenko (vocal). Soon Taras Zemskiy (bass) and Dmitriy Krainskyi (drums) joined the band  and the lineup was completed. 


Sludge/Post-Metal band Skeleton Screen released their new single "Relentless Decline" . The release was recorded by Mark Johnston at his home studio, and mixed/mastered by Ben Romsdahl at "Juggernaut Audio". Drums were recorded and performed by Adam Soucy.

Check out the album at the link below:

https://skeletonscreen.bandcamp.com/track/relentless-decline

Skeleton Screen was formed in 2019 in Denver, Colorado by Mark Johnston (Guitars, Bass, Vocals). In 2020 the band released their debut EP "Conditions", and these days the band is working on the full length album that will be released in 2022.



Russian Symphonic Black/Folk Metal band Demon Shinegami released their new album "Returning to Nihil". The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by the band at "Shinegami Records". It was in development for 15 years and includes 12 tracks with lyrics written in five languages and based on the philosophy of buddhism/zen teachings. 

Check out the album at the link below:

https://demonshinegami.bandcamp.com/album/returning-to-nihil

Demon Shinegami is a one-man-band project founded in 2006 by a Russian self-taught musician, inspired by famous symphonic black metal bands such as Dimmu Borgir as well as their lesser known fellows like Sinful (from Moscow) he initially planned to create his own mixture of black metal and symphonic/orchestra elements.



Russian Alternative Metal band DESCAPED released their new EP "Other Side Part 2". The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Arkadi Navaho in "Navaho Studios" and released with "Patriot Label".

Check out the release at the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H6I5GaB_gI


https://open.spotify.com/album/0twhY5weAljSkbQpeistTi


https://music.apple.com/ru/album/other-side-part-2-single/1593399732


https://music.amazon.com/albums/B09KYB7CHB?tag=featurefm-20


DESCAPED was formed in 2018 by guitarist Bogdan Mashkov, who invited Alex Blake, the vocalist of "DEADHEAVEN". Soon after Alexander Zlobin joined the band and together they release the first full length album "Awakening" in 2021.


Japanese band THE LAMB have what they call a "City Pop" sound of style, being influncned by the U.K. music scene from all it's eras of existence really. The band discusses their current content and what they have up next for themselves.


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

The Lamb are Japanese city pop band. The band consists of Noboru Watanabe (vocals, guitar), Junpei Ogino (bass), Yushi Nakajima (drums), Kyuto Uno (keyboards), and Shinjiro Yamada (saxophone).

Formed in Tokyo in 2019, they have self-released 4  EPs. The song "Plastic Girl" was ranked # 24 at the highest on Spotify's Japanese viral top 50, and has been featured on many official Spotify playlists, including "Best City Pop Songs Of 2020".

In 2021, "Tokyo" has been featured on international music blogs and reaction videos, and is attracting attention from city pop fans in Japan and abroad.  March of the same year, they signed a contract with Luuv Label, a music label in Shanghai, China.  In September, we signed with UK music label, The Animal Farm. In November, we'll release 3 singles which they produced together.

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

Do you know the Chinese zodiac? When we started the band, the zodiac sign for that year was "sheep". William Blake didn't name 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?

Tokyo, Japan. The music we play, "City Pop", attracts more attention from people overseas than from Japanese people. What about the UK, do you know Tatsuro Yamashita?

4. How would you describe your style?

The easiest way to describe it is "City Pop". I'm heavily influenced by UK music from all eras.

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

We've released four EPs so far. We play a lot more different sounds than most bands do. Each EP sounds different and can be confusing, but we hope you like it.

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

We'll be releasing three singles on the UK music label The Animal Farm Music, the first being "Atlantis" on November 12.

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

We live in Japan, so we don't know when we'll be able to come to the UK. Our gigs in Japan are now mainly streaming with no audience. We'd love to go to UK someday, for sure. UK is the place we dream about.

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

As per Mr.Leppanen's command.

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

Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube...etc. We also have a cute Merch that you can buy on our website.

WEBSITE: https://www.thelamb.info

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Df2pJCe7Ud1Q7kWvf68cx?si=D9YSnbZ6QDGSvK7R62F1NA.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq-o5lGrE9ucMXSAdqcH0cA.

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

Follow our account! And recommend us to your 5 friends! They in turn refer 5 more friends.


Punk rock n' rollers PHANTOM OCEAN have been active for a short while, having just released their debut EP this past summer! They already have all new music in the works, including new music videos, and all kinds of music and just art! The band talks of it all below.


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

We started the band in early 2020, before the COVID pandemic.  We’re both musicians, and we’re married, and it seemed like a pretty natural fit to start jamming together, and thankfully it bore fruit.  Sarah’s on drums, Drew’s on guitar, and we trade off singing.  

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

The name’s something for folks to ponder.

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

We’re based in New England.  We’ve got a pretty thriving music scene here; there are so many great local bands I couldn’t even narrow a list down to recommend just a few!  

4. How would you describe your style?

Sometimes bluesy, sometimes theatrical, punk rock and roll.  

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

We’ve released our first EP, Secondhand Ghosts, in summer of 2021.  Folks can expect music that’s easy to recognize and hard to define.

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

We do! We’re always working on new music, we’ve played several new tracks live this year besides what’s on our EP.  We’re planning for a full-length record in 2022, and we have a film score coming out as well.  

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

We do; we play locally around New England right now, and for the future, that’s an open book.

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

Music and art.  That’s what we do, that’s our future.  Words, music, movies, music videos.  

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

You can find our music on Bandcamp.  Some folks have asked when we’re going to be on streaming services like Spotify, and that’s not in the cards.  We believe pretty strongly that Spotify and its ilk are harmful to music, and so we choose not to operate in that space.  http://phantomocean.bandcamp.com

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

We’d like someone to come away from hearing Phantom Ocean with songs stuck in their head and a sense of having stepped into someone else’s dream.


Dark act GHASTLY MURDER has been around for sometime now, releasing content in the form of an EP and future album as well! New content is in the works, with lots more in-store, that is all discussed below.


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

Ghastly Murder is a solo project from Gary Emmins/Mr.E  (singer /guitarist/principle songwriter of the Filthy Spectacula). As a solo project this has existed in earnest since May 2021  when I entered the Nest studios in Brighton and started working with members of the band Birdeatsbaby to produce and record the 6 songs that make up my new E.P. ‘The Rise and Demise of Gory Emminence’

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

The name ‘GHASTLY MURDER’ comes from a newspaper headline  printed within the Victorian era  about description of what was to become the Jack the Ripper murders- but as a phrase it screamed out to me that it would make a great band 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?

I live out in the bleak ‘Hinterlands’ that is mid Wales (Aberystwyth area) but I spend my time between there and London. I have on a couple of occasions attempted to turn Ghastly Murder from a solo project into a fully formed band  but pickings are few and far between in Mid Wales for the ‘right’ musicians – so logistically for me it made more sense to me to plough ahead and develop GHASTLY MURDER into a solo project rather than stagnate  and wait until the time is right to form a band around the songs and the ideas.

4. How would you describe your style?

Musically – Dark, with something of the night about it, brash, maybe sinister , but always with melody and hooks. Visually – again I want to do something unique and NEVER be a jeans and t shirt band  . I want the experience of a Ghastly Murder show to be all encompassing on all the senses – not just a music show,  but an event  an experience. – like a haunting nightmare.

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

To date –In it’s first encounter I recorded a track under the guise of Mr.E’s Ghastly Murder (The Hearse Song / Hearse song earworm mix) which was released on all digital platforms- it was planned as a one off  but things and situations change.

My latest work in the form of ‘The Rise and Demise of Gory Emminence’  is currently a 6 track E.P. that I will release 1 track per month  digitally  via  at first bandcamp and then all other platforms. I plan to develop the themes of this E.P. into a future concept album describing the world/environment in which the stories in the songs are told – a post apocalyptic world that is scavenging on the carcass of the planet.

With this E.P.  I think the sound of Ghastly Murder has developed, gotten bigger and is more homed in and focused to where I plan to take it musically. It appeals to a wide spectrum of people but I sense its heart is within the gothic with its darkness but it is not gloomy or shoe gaze in style as it is full on attack

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

I am a prolific songwriter and I do have future songs that I would like to record for Ghastly Murder (as well as the filthy spectacula). The plan is to release these 6 songs  then run with it from that point onwards and see what develops….there are plans afoot

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

I have already had a few enquires about playing shows  which puts me in a dilemma  in as much as if I play these as a solo artist- with a guitar and backing tracks ? or find temporary players?  or form a band?….So I am figuring that out at the moment. Needless to say whatever its form it will be themed and thought out visually to enhance the music style with an element of performance and style that is becoming of the music- I like creating worlds for my music for people to enter

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

Short term – release the tracks from the E.P. some with accompanying videos. Find my audience, let my audience find me. Develop musically. Write and record more material for an album (or 2 or 3) - leave the studio world and present this on stage – I am a good front man with loads of experience so performing is in my blood. Then, world domination and nothing less!

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

From my bandcamp site:

https://ghastlymurder.bandcamp.com/

and from all usual outlets online- Spotify/Apple/YouTube etc.

And you can keep up with all the news and events on the Facebook page  

https://www.facebook.com/MrEsGHASTLYREDRUM.UK

I might look into developing a band page in the future (who knows?). I am also in talks with a couple of record companies at the moment and I will see if anything comes from that but for now I am happy being independent and calling all the shots 

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

The Hooks, the melodies, the drama, the power the overall experience and the rush of the heart when they realize ‘at last’ I have found ‘my’ music that speaks to me!- we are waiting, enter if you dare!


LA based Theatrical Metal Band RAVEN BLACK has taken the opening theme of the 1993 TIM BURTON cult classic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, "This is Halloween," and created a new #1 Allhallows Eve playlist favorite! With a darkly playful lyric video directed by killDevil Films, RAVEN BLACK infuses the DANNY ELFMAN composed anthem with crunchy guitars and explosive, exuberant vocals from the diminutive front-woman.


“Being our favorite all time HALLOWEEN Movie, created by Tim Burton, it was natural for us to want to cover this song. We both love everything Tim Burton and Disney so doing this cover has been an amazing honor! It was extremely fun to sing all the different parts together and give it our Raven Black carnival metal twist. “ - RAVEN BLACK & MUPPET

Check out the track HERE.


Dutch Black Metal band Obskvvr released their debut split-album with Dutch Black Metal band "Levendleed" on Back from the Grave Tapes Label and via War Productions.

Check it here:

https://obskvvr.bandcamp.com/releases

Obskvvr was formed as a one-man band in 2020 in Alkmaar, Netherlands by Joe Sinner. He wanted to create a project with a cold melancholic sound leaving a dark feeling of void.


Following a successful release of their first single “White Night feat. Andreas Kisser” Dublin based Melodic Death Metal band The Risen Dread released their second single «Silent Disease» from the upcoming album. The release was recorded by Josh Robinson at the "JSR Studio" in Belfast, and mixed/mastered by Kai Stahlenberg at the "Kohlekeller Studio" in Germany. Artwork by Kenneth Coleman

Check it out over here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdNuNjuDuhU

The Risen Dread was formed in 2018 in Dublin, Ireland by Marco Feltrin (vocals), William Ribeiro (guitars), Mat Maher (bass) and Colum Cleary (drums). In 2019 the band released their debut EP "Delusions", and now working on their debut album 'Night Hag' to be released in January 2022.


American Symphonic Black Metal band 3 Pieces Of Evil released their first single "God is Dead" from the band's upcoming album "Sorrows". The release was recorded. mixed and mastered by Todd Kelly at "Black Mass Studios".

Check out the single here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBqmJ57kl00

3 Pieces Of Evil was formed in 2018 as a one-man project by Todd Kelly, and released their debut EP "Weeping Willow" in March 2020.


Nu-metal punks SWITCHBLADE SATURDAYS have a couple of single's with a re-release of their EP expected soon enough. The band talks of their releases, all new music in-store and what's up next. Lead singer, bassist and founding member Zarrie does the talking!


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

The band originally started is 2010 after the demise of my original band The Albino Spiders ..Albino Spiders had some success Playing with a lot of big artists but I was looking to do something new and more dangerous musicly after a string of incidents with a member of the band ..our first show ever was supporting Ronnie Radke’s new band at the time Falling in Reverse after that show we made life long friends and fans of the band and they have continued to help us out throughout there career. Since the start we hit the scene with 2 objectives 1.kick ass and chew bubblegum and we’re all out of bubble gum the other is for us and our fans to unapologetically to be ourselves and be proud ..there is beauty in the darkness. Following this ideal we have played with and made fans of some of the largest artists in our scene this is where we could name drop but won’t ha ha but almost everyone we have played with has tried to help us out when they could leading to performances at SXSW and various horror conventions. 

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

The name came from realizing a certain band member of my band at the time had continuedly back stabbed me …I remember I had just got off the phone after the aphony and looked down at a piece of scratch paper I had been doodling on ..I wrote backstabber over and over on the paper and Saturday underlined because that was the day of our next show that I knew was going to be this bands last ..I muttered to my self just another Switchblade Saturday and wrote that down because I liked the ring of it …I have always been obsessed with horror movies and more so Vampires..in a book I was reading which I think was either True Blood or I Vampire but they described Vampires teeth like switchblades …so it was a mix of the two.

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

The Band is based out of Des Moines Iowa which since the conception of Slipknot has been rich with various styles of music ..The scene used to be like a reality T.V. show That could have been called band wars ..bands would sabotage each other’s shows and fan base back then but has since changed being more supportive which honestly is because of a club at the time House of Bricks and a legend named Jimmy ..when you played H.O.B that week you got a free steak dinner on Sunday as not only appreciation but to get all the bands to sit down together and hang out ..a huge part of a family vibe we all have minus a few bad eggs is because of Jimmy and H.O.B …as for bands to check out I will say top five diverse would be Agony of Defeat, Mint  , Holy White Hounds, Green Death and Dogs of Neptune. Also the band Widow7 has been making some waves since they won a competition for Space Zebra Podcast.

4. How would you describe your style?

We are a mix of NuMetal and Punk with dark pop sensibilities. We had a fan once describe us as Vampire Rock ..she said it’s because we are heavy and dark but seductive that leaves the listener hypnotized. I agreed to all that ha ha.

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

So at the moment we have released “Some Things “which was our first single, a cover and tribute to Tim Burton “This is Halloween “ and now our current hope to say hit single “Go from Here” we are planning to rerelease our Ep here very shortly called “Possession : The Story of Truth and Vengeance part 1.

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

We definitely have surprises coming in the near future and one with a possible guest vocalist  

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

We plan on playing shows throughout the Midwest with plans for Touring 2022 ..oddly enough tonight we are playing with Vampires Everywhere supporting there Awakening Tour  

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

Honestly with the creative minds behind this band the sky is the limit… 

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

We are on all the major downloadable sites right now ..ITunes,Spotify Amazon and so on ..as for merch our website is key ..we like to do exclusive released limited edition merch on the site that we only have so many of or for a limited time ..those are always fun  

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

Two things ..First is that music is great therapy and the second is  they want more.


Japanese Black Metal band Deathroll released their new maxi single "Causing a Nightmare". The release was recorded in "clubSONICiwaki Studios" and  mixed/mastered by Japanese local engineers. The maxi single was released at "STF-Records" and it's already received considerable attention in the media such as Japanese radio. Check out the release from the links below.

https://open.spotify.com/album/6cd1uA6CljZQiik1GbWNGd

https://music.apple.com/jp/album/causing-a-nightmare-single/1585817237

Deathroll was formed in 2011 at Fukushima, Japan by Kazu as a one-man band. The band have released four albums and the band was presented on the international sampler titled Imperative Music Compilation DVD including other major Metal bands such as Death, Destruction, etc.


Russian Alternative Metal band IZNUTRI released their new album "Reach the End". The release was recorded/mixed and mastered by Kostek Rednek and Nikolai Bazhen at "Hiboll Studios". Check out the release from the links below.

https://open.spotify.com/album/4ikCJuv1VB0uAxVTX3kBIv


https://music.apple.com/il/album/reach-the-end/1579164102


https://www.deezer.com/en/album/264063722?deferredFl=1


IZNUTRI was formed in 2018 at Komi Republic, Russia after the break up of the band "From The Inside" by Alexei Dugin (vocals/guitar) and Andrei Dugin (bass). In just 3 years the band released 3 full length albums and toured all over Russia


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1VxA3OiOeE


Melodic dark metal band THE MOOR have a couple of releases out and about, an EP as well as a debut album. And according to them they always are working on all new music. What's up next is more music, to be out soon with more to come in the next year too! All of this is discussed and more below.


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

Well the band is quite unknown in the industry but the story isn’t that short, I’ll try to summarize it the best way. I (Enrico Longhin) was in a band called Bleed In Vain from 2000 to 2008, we had a decent record deal and recorded a couple of albums (one mixed and recorded at Studio Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström, that is where we first met in 2005).

That was the CDs and MySpace era, we had previous bands before this coming from the tape trade era and this was our first “big” experience as musicians (there’s also an article in our Blog talking about this band and story).

After the split, in 2010 I decided to form The Moor with my great friend Davide Carraro, and the initial plan was to play a sort of melodic hard rock as a project. After a couple of demo songs and rehearsals, we found that we had “under the skin” was more than a level 6 of gain in the guitar amps (haha).

The group evolved into something maybe Opeth-inspired in the beginning, with some Mastodon and Progressive Rock elements (We are huge prog rock fans), so we flew back to Sweden again to mix our first demo EP at Studio Fredman.

In 2012 we signed a deal with progressive rock-heavy metal label Lion Music and we released our first full-length “Year of the Hunger”, which I think it’s still an undiscovered pearl for who might like progressive metal with different facets and contaminations. There are so many ideas in that album, we were very inspired and wanted to show “hey, we like this and this and this” so we were afraid that it was too much an album for very open-minded listeners, even coming from rock and AOR instead of metal. Luckily the result was generally well-received by the press and fans.

Two years later we break the silence with a new single in collaboration with Björn Speed Strid from Soilwork, called The Castaway.

After a sabbatical where everyone involved in the project managed to do life-related and family stuff, in 2018 another great friend, Andrea Livieri substituted Davide on guitars and worked with me almost every day for one year to arrange and compose our sophomore release “Jupiters Immigrants”.

The album is our latest full length and it has been mixed always by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman. This album was baptized as Dark Progressive Metal and for the first time we also took care of more electronic elements on our music, which in the beginning was made by an actual keyboarder, Gilles, but then I realized I was just too pity on tweaking things up and from that time I started to study synths and keyboards to tailor the arrangements my own way.

This year we released two singles, “Wrath of Vultures” and “Emissaries”, which explores new “obscure” and “dark” horizons, let’s say that these are maybe the darkest songs I ever wrote.

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

Well actually yes a sort of, the main intuition was to have something short and simple, so I was listening to one of my favorite songs from Opeth (The Moor) and realized that there’s The Moor of Venice, the Tragedy of Othello, which is our hometown (well we are all based in the countryside), and then The Moor is intended also as Moorland, in Italian it’s“brughiera, which is a common landscape on the Prealps here in the northern regions.

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 northern Italy, Veneto region, near Venice. The scene is pretty intense while there aren’t that much venues or small clubs, but the few ones are great.

There are a lot of great bands, and it’s difficult to name all of them, I can mention Shading, Give Us Barabba, The Silence Between Us, Ishvara, Ensoph (no more active). I see that there’s a playlist dedicated to this region called “Veneto Metal” on Spotify.

4. How would you describe your style?

We agree with some press that define us a “Dark Progressive Metal” band, but some songs can find their place under the Melodic Death Metal label as well.

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

This is pretty covered by my first answer, but I can say in fewer words that we released our first EP in 2010 (then re-released in 2012 by Lion Music), then our first full length “Year of the Hunger” always in 2012.

Our single “The Castaway”, featuring Björn from Soilwork was released in 2014. Then we stopped for a few years and then came back with our sophomore second album “Jupiter’s Immigrants” in 2018.

This year we are back with the new singles “Emissaries” and “Wrath of Vultures”

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

Of course, we always have.

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

Not yet, everything stopped with the pandemic, but we have never been an intense touring or live act. 

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

Releasing new music soon, maybe another single, and hopefully releasing a new album in 2022.

I decided that the next steps would have been releasing more singles to bring more people in and staying more in touch with new listeners. 

Let’s say we want to live the band in a different way than just releasing 9 or 12 songs and then stop for two years or even four.

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

You can find everything on our official website www.themoor.org , which contains also our official merch store and all our albums. Of course we are on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Amazon as well, follow us there as well.

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

Open your mind and enjoy! You will find a lot of influences and different landscapes… and of course a lot of headbanging stuff. Thanks NW!


Gothic metal band SOMBERWIND have their debut album out, and all new material is being worked upon now for a follow-up album! They have a lot more plans in-store including a live session that was recorded over the summer, expected to be out and about real soon! More is talked about from music to more below.


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

Somberwind- began in the middle of 2018, as a collaboration project between me (Marco) and Caterina Nix, after we recorded some parts of the songs. We realized we could continue as a duo, including some fellow session musicians. Then we finished the whole album. Caterina Nix leads her own project too, the name of that project is Chaos Magic, and I'm part of other bands as well, but my main band is Somberwind. Cesar, our drummer, also collaborates with other musicians on other different projects.

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

The name describes a state of soul when you know difficult times are on the horizon and you will be called upon to resist. This is because all this dark wind will cover you. That’s how I came up with the portmanteau: Somber and Wind, Somberwind.

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 Santiago de Chile. The local scene here is expanding, there are many bands of different styles, but we mostly play and get along in the underground scene.  Of course I can recommend some clubs like -La Blondie- (discoteque, bar), local and international shows are often being played there; Teatro Caupolican has huge concerts; Arena Recoleta, and many more I will tell you if you have the opportunity to visit us…

4. How would you describe your style?

We are mainly a Goth Rock and Dark - Gothic Metal band .

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

Our 1st album -REMAIN-, was released under Sleaszy Rider Records Label in April 2021. We also have 2 Videos of 2 tracks of the album (Emptiness and The Spell) live on YouTube. We recorded a live session on August 8th, it is almost ready to be published. We are finishing our third Music Video for the song Coven, and we have to send a cover for a tribute album we were invited to in February of 2022. You can expect more gothic and dark melodic songs…..

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

I'm working on new songs for a 2nd album , which I hope will be released next year.

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

Everything we planned about touring was suspended, but as soon things get normalized, we will start touring. The plan is to see how this pandemic situation evolves and take dates for live performances afterwards.

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

As I said before we recorded a live session on August 8th and it’s almost ready to be published. It consists of 5 songs from Remain and they are recorded entirely live. We are finishing our third Music Video for the song Coven too, and planning a fourth music video.

By February 2022 we have to send the master audio of a cover song from a tribute album that we were invited to participate in. About live shows, our next concert is scheduled for the 13th of November, and we are planning a tour for next year. The 2nd album could be released next year too.

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

You can listen to Somberwind on all major digital platforms, such as Apple Music, Google Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Deezer, and so on..

Our album can be purchased -almost worldwide- in many stores online, and direct with the label and distributors, as Amazon, ebay, Deep Discount, Barnes And Noble, dr music, dig it, exile music, serious sounds, nsiren records, wow ,to mention a few, just search in the internet for the store nearest you .

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

The profound feelings a low voice combined with a pristine female voice can do for a hopeful but misunderstood soul…Thank you so much Natalie and keep the faith. Best wishes for all - Marco Cusato


ROY NIV was a solo artist as he began his music career alone. Later on finding what would be his fellow band mates. As the band would grow, style would change as well, with them releasing a single of two, then working upon newer music currently with more plans at work! See what Roy himself has to say about his music and what's ahead below.


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

Well, actually I started alone in my attic with a computer and my dad's guitar trying to work something out with the songs that I wrote. When  I actually had the song produced with producer  THE ANIMAL FARM, then I started grouping the best players I knew from the scene and together we formed an awesome band made just for these songs! It was awesome as everybody just linked with the songs right away and was ready to play them as many times necessary for us to be ready for a show. I never imagined I'd have a band of my own which I could lead and have so much fun with. 

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

To be honest, I started my music career alone, without bandmates, so I've always presented myself as Roy Niv. When the band came along we just stuck with that name and kept going. We focus on making the audience feel the intensity that the music is aspiring to create. So we agreed my name can stay as the headline while the more important thing is what we actually bring to the stage which is blowing rock n' roll combined with some acoustic melodic vibes.

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 based in Israel, which has an awesome music scene. As this country has a collection of so many nationalities, the music scene is wild and got so many different genres going on. You could listen to Mediterranean music one night and rock n' roll the other night. I really enjoy this diversity as I'm inspired by so many different types of music. For example, the oldies of Israeli music really shaped my perception of music, as the newer rock bands here introduced me to the edgy, wild vibe that music can go to. Some great band here are Monika Sex, Aviv Geffen, Dazy's Fasulia, Noam Bettan and many more. 

4. How would you describe your style?

My style was shaped through the years as I changed the style of my guitar playing and the music that I like. I used to be metal guitar player so that injected the edginess and intensity to my music. On the other hand I found myself plucking the acoustic guitar my dad got me. That brought me to the point where my style is a Soft rock, Kurt Cobain, grunge, acoustic combination that made me wrote my song as you are going to hear them soon ;)

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

I released a cover version of the song "bloody valentine" by machine gun kelly as I think he's one of the main pioneers of rock music right now. My latest release is an original called "Stay Up" which is a single you should totally check out as it is the one I am most proud of :) You can expect only good vibes and fire energy from these works, as I write and produce them with all of my passion, I make sure none of it is left in the studio and I want it all to get the listeners heart.

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

Of course! "Stay Up" is just the beginning of a sequence of singles going to be released through the coming year. I'm so exited about those songs as I spent the whole pandemic period working on them with producer THE ANIMAL FARM. The coming works are going to be more and more energetic and upbeat and will eventually be wrapped up as an album. These are the first works I'm releasing to the world and and put all of my passion into. That is kind of a dream coming true. Since I was a child all I wanted to do is play music and go deeper and deeper into the understanding of my musical world. Exploring the ideas and inspiration I can get out of it and bring  it into the world where people will interpret in different ways. 

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

It's funny you ask that. My band and I just finished getting our show ready with the best of our works and some cover songs. Now we are touring in Israel and it is so much fun. But we are waiting for the gates in the sky to be fully open and then we're getting ready for some shows in Europe so stay tuned in my IG to see when and where we are going to tour.   

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

I'm so happy that this first album is on the way and has so many great singles in it. After this album, we will tour for a few months,  so we can also feel the audience in real life and not just through streaming. I truly enjoy seeing the crowd having fun and experiencing the music when it's live. So I will tour as much as I can and when it's time, I will start working on the next album. I already got so many songs that I want to get in there but no one know what time will bring with it so we will just have to wait and see.  

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

You can listen to Roy Niv on 

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvKDV6rDVbo.

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/track/3rku5XCvug4UkU4oEEpjTl?si=95c4c951c69b4660.

Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/album/stay-up/1580798022?i=1580798024.

For those who wants to buy merch, please contact us on roynivw@gmail.com.

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

I wish the listener will take something from the song that is reflecting on his or her own life and give them a different perspective on what it is they are going through. God knows music helped me get myself out of the worst situation. I believe music can really make someone's life better and if my music could do that to even one person. That would be magical to me. So take what you feel like taking from the music and after all, we are doing it for the fun so make sure you enjoy it while it last. :) 


Brotherly duo JEREMIAH MCKINLEY came together due to being family members, growing up the brothers do the usual went to school, played sports, and would get into music. This would lead to them forming a band, and would then on release some music. This being an EP, and an album of sorts, with some more single's coming out within the next few months..... The The duo talks of their music, togetherness and more below.


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

We are two brothers Jeremiah and Noah Smith. I (Jeremiah) am seven years older than Noah. Growing up we would sing in church but never really considered making music. We come from a sports family, and both of us played football in high school and I played in college. My younger brother Noah started guitar lessons in fifth grade, but eventually sports took over and we lost interest. I was off at college when I started to realize how much music meant to me. Most days I won’t pull out of the driveway until I find the perfect song to start my day. I am quite often late, and our family eventually turned to telling us events were Thirty minutes earlier than they were just so we’d be on time. I majored in painting and drawing in college and have always been interested in creating things, but it wasn’t until I left school that I found a new outlet in writing songs. My brother Noah had by this point started college at UNC Chapel Hill and picked the guitar back up. He helped me start learning some chords and we were hooked with the idea of making music. Since then, we continue writing together and sending new song ideas back and forth, Usually helping each other if we get stuck on an idea.

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

Jeremiah McKinley is a mashup of our names. I am Jeremiah Christian Smith and my brother is Noah McKinley Smith. When playing video games as children we would create a character for us both to play with, and Jeremiah McKinley was the only name combo that sounded cool to us. When we decided to start making music it was the only name we could agree on. For the record my first choice (Jeremiah) was The Sheppard Hill Gang, since we grew up on Sheppard Hill Road, but I got vetoed and we settled on Jeremiah McKinley.

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 Kernersville, North Carolina. It is a small town just between Greensboro and Winston Salem. The music scene is a lot smaller and as we began preparing for setting off and playing shows the pandemic hit. But things are starting to come around in North Carolina and we are setting up shows as I type this.

4. How would you describe your style?

Long hair, Blue jeans, vans, bandanas and a hat. But if you mean musically I would call us Dirty Folk. We incorporate a lot of different influences and genres from folk and Americana to rock and even a bit of country. We each listen to wide varieties of music. I listen to The Black Keys, Tyler Childers, the Bones of JR Jones, Shakey Graves, The Movement and Noah listens to a lot of Hendrix, John Mayer, Caamp, and Hippo Campus. But, we also hare a lot of the same influences and want to make music people can dance to and that can make people feel. I think we are mostly categorized as americana/folk rock. We chose folk music as our jumping off point because those are the songs that have always spoken to us. Real life experience, good and bad, stories that really get into your soul. And that is what we hope to accomplish with our music. Songs that speak to you and help you cope with the things in your own lives.

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

So far we have released an EP of stomp and holler tunes called the Jeremiah McKinley Ep , an Album The Basement Tapes and some singles,

(A rocking riff based tune) Sing For My Supper, Hanging on/ Creekside ( an acoustic ballad) , and our newest Same Old Heart. Same Old Heart is the story of a man. The woman he loves starts heading down a dangerous path, and while he loves her, it is a path he cannot follow. She spirals into addiction, and his heart breaks as there’s nothing he can do to stop or save her. What you can expect are a lot of stories with my raspy lead vocals, a folk acoustic guitar style, and Noah’s lead electric guitar.

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

We have a few more singles coming out in the next few months, and an album in the works for next spring. We have been sitting on a load of material and are excited to be putting more music out to the world soon.

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

With things starting to open up we are planning to play a lot more live shows in the coming months. For the moment we hold a live shows around the neighborhood, inviting all to bring some chairs and some beers and have a party with us. 

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

We want to be making music until we can’t hold a guitar anymore. We plan to start touring more extensively and bringing the neighborhood to every city and country that will have us. I picture a lot of our music in soundtracks for dramatic movie and tv show moments. We love writing and playing for people so we hope to be doing it every chance we get.

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

We are on all the streaming platforms, and you can buy and listen to our music anywhere online, but for any live dates you can check us out on Instagram or our website. 

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

Obviously, these songs mean a lot to us, and they each have stories, but they are not just our stories. We want the listeners to walk with us from beginning to end, taking away whatever they want from their experience.


Emotional swagger mixer-uppers DEATH IN PARADISE have their new single out, and are always constantly writing all new material expected soon enough! With that, they hope to release their new album come next year, and play shows as well as touring as much as possible! The band discloses all of these matters and more below.


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

I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago, a place where their main culture and music is carnival, calypso and soca.....in which I never felt a connection or a sense of belonging.

When I was 8 years old....I heard  "appetite for destruction"  for the first time and it changed my life forever...to cut a long story short...after many shows, travels, experiences...came the songs.. 

And after meeting my drummer Anton Aatamila,   I felt like I was meeting an extension of me,  two peas in a pod...I remember him telling me two things after our second rehearsal... 1. he'd never been in a band where he was asked to play harder and louder and 2. he never sweat that much in a set! haha...that was the closing deal.

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

This brings me back to the initial essence of where I am from....many people  see the Caribbean as paradise, but beyond the beauty, sun and ocean, there is still corruption, murders and crime everyday happening there...Life certainly hasn't been easy for me also...actually a lot of the times I am surprised I am still alive.. Its also really hard wanting to tour and do much more musically when you are from an island!

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

At the moment, Death in Paradise is based in Lisbon, Portugal...when I first got here to record, after spending time and playing shows in London.... I was surprised to see the rich amount of art and music occurring. A girlfriend of mine at the time who is Portuguese put me onto bands like "Legendary Tiger Man" and "Ornatos Violeta"....there are also a lot of young new underground bands  like "Lord of Confusion",  a lot of them are total wankers though I must admit...but...I would also recommend checking out "Orange Sky" and "Gary Hector" who are from the same country I am from.

4. How would you describe your style?

Emotion mixed with swag mixed with overdrive.

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

So far, we've released our first single "Closer" , with The Animal Farm Label. As far as expectations go...well, I believe we are just being real to ourselves...we can't be anything else but this...what you hear is what it is.

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

I am always excited when someone asks me questions like this....I am constantly writing.

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

At the moment...we are in rehearsal, we badly want to play live,  and tour our asses off.

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

We hope to release the album "Sacrificing the Goat" early next year and tour the UK....we want to play festivals also. Record, put out records and tour everywhere.

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

Our single is on Spotify and other major platforms. stuff like merchandise like t-shirts and stuff are all in the pipeline after we release the album.

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

The feelings, connection to the songs and raw energy in the music.

 


BAD RESCUE is thrilled to announce their debut track “Battering Rain”. The first of many to come, “Battering Rain” is a preview of something new on the horizon for the music world. 

BAD RESCUE is the brainchild of brothers David and Franck Potvin (Lyzanxia, Phaze I, One-Way Mirror) and employs the perfect mix of Thriller Movie ambient music with Industrial, Electro, Arena Rock and of course Metal for a sound that is eerily fun. The band is a mix of cinematic and  musical influences without any style limits. Always more powerful, catchy, with ever heavier production. The project will feature not only surprising sounds, but surprising guest artists, that only add to their cross genre appeal. BAD RESCUE is a new outfit that is one to keep your eyes on. 

Check out the new single HERE.


Chilean Doom/Death Metal band  Weight Of Emptiness released their video concert "En vivo en Warehouse". The show was recorded without an audience at "Warehouse Studios" in Santiago, capital of Chile, on November 14, 2020 and was broadcast live via streaming for all who bought the advance ticket online. The hour-long show contains the best of their albums "Anfractuous Moments for Redemption" and "Conquering The Deep Cycle", the latter winner of the Escuchar Award 2021, for Best Extreme Metal Album. In addition, the band presents the song "Defrosting", which will be part of the next album that the band is preparing.

Check out the concert video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAAgSOL5Gns

Weight Of Emptiness was formed in 2015 in Santiago, Chile and they have released two full-length albums. At present the band is formed by Alejandro Ruiz in vocals, Juan Acevedo and Alejandro Bravo in guitars, Mauricio Basso in drums and Mario Urra in bass.



Reunited thrashers MANTIC RITUAL have unveiled their new single, “Crusader.” The first new music in 12 years from the reunited group – featuring original members Dan Wetmore (vocals/guitars), Jeff Potts (guitars), and Ben Mottsman (bass) alongside new drummer Carlos Cruz (Warbringer, Exmortus, Power Trip) – is on all streaming and download platforms now. Pre-orders for a limited-edition (300) 7-inch vinyl with “Crusader” as the A-side and the band’s cover of the Mercyful Fate classic “Black Funeral” is set to be released in early 2022 are available now at www.smarturl.com/manticritual.

Says vocalist/guitarist Dan Wetmore, “What’s up, metal wackos, death stare daddies and thrash ragers? I’m pleased to announce the first MANTIC RITUAL release since our 2009 debut on Nuclear Blast. Though it has been a while, the metal flame never died. We aren’t dropping an album at this time, but rather putting out a few smaller releases in anticipation. It’s been a while and we’re stoking the fire, revvin’ up, getting our shit together. Via M-Theory Audio, this 7-inch is just a small taste of what’s to come, and paves the way for a worthy successor to 'Executioner,' condensing our thrash, death and punk influences into something competent and pointed.

When I was 18, the thrash revival seemed like a nice jumping point for the pissed-off, metal-head prick I was. I'm still pissed-off, might still be a prick, but shit has landed and it's way more concise, and I think, way better. Whatever furious adjective-filled heavy metal tagline you choose, I promise the new Mantic Ritual will deliver. Sure, a 7-inch isn’t a big release, but I’m sure it’s bigger than most of you...stay tuned, mates!”

Stream "Crusader" here: https://youtu.be/1vr63c1o2Xw.

 


Mexican Heavy Metal band Sagreveht released their debut album "Thanatology". The release was recorded at "Rojo Cale Studios" and it was mixed/mastered by Alberto Prieto Guerra at "Brownwar Studios".

Check out the album below:

https://sagreveht.bandcamp.com/releases

https://open.spotify.com/album/7EXopiOZleO9QQhtbuO1Sx

Sagreveht was formed in 2006 at Sinaloa, Mexico by Hiram Lopez as a garage band "Just to have fun" with some friends from school, playing some classic metal covers and early Lopez compositions. In 2020 after many lineup changes, breaks and local concerts the band final lineup was formed by Hiram Lopez (Vocals, Guitars, Bass) and Aldo Hernández Loredo (Drums).



Sludge/Post-Metal band Skeleton Screen will release their new single "Relentless Decline" on 01 November. The release was recorded by Mark Johnston at his home studio, and mixed/mastered by Ben Romsdahl at "Juggernaut Audio". Drums were recorded and performed by Adam Soucy.

Check out the single here:

https://skeletonscreen.bandcamp.com/releases

Skeleton Screen was formed in 2019 in Denver, Colorado by Mark Johnston (Guitars, Bass, Vocals). In 2020 the band released their debut EP "Conditions", and these days the band is working on the full length album that will be released in 2022.



Czech Post-Black Metal band Nuummite released their debut album "Celestial Triarchy". The release was Recorded by Petr Bučil in the "Riversound Studio" and it was mastered by Jack Control from "Enormous Door Mastering".

Check out the album here:

https://nuummite.bandcamp.com/

Nuummite was formed in 2019 at Prague, Czechia by Marek Juřica (guitars) Lukáš Studený (bass) and Michal Matoušek (drums). The band's goal is to explore the dreamy and melancholic music inspired by Tarkovsky's and Bergman's movies as well as postmodernist literature. 


THE FOXTAILS have sure got the music to dance too! With that said, the band has released a couple of single's and even have all new music in the works too. The band chats of their music and what's in-store next.


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

Kev and I (Ethan) met in the 9th grade. We had 4 classes together, and after each semester were promptly separated from each other in each one for having too much fun. After college we decided to start making music during the pandemic and one cheap mic and GarageBand later, our first demos were born. 

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

We wanted a name that could serve as a canvas and didn’t have some overt meaning so we could define the name with our sound. Ethan wanted something with flowers, Kevin didn’t want to be too cliché and we had talked about something with animals. The Foxtails were the perfect combo of both! 

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 Southern California, specifically Long Beach, Laguna Beach, and Riverside. Our local scene is honestly a mix of indie pop like very surfy music and a strong heavy scene of metal and thrash. Two local bands we recommend are South Trees and Neon Luna. 

4. How would you describe your style?

A cocktail of disco, wine, and rocket fuel. We make silky sweet songs with a strong backbeat and soaring choruses. Music to dance to and lyrics to shout to.

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

So far we’ve released two singles with a third releasing shortly. We have an EP, music video, and a few more songs in the works too!

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

Oh absolutely, we’re writing all the time. Look out for the EP we’re gearing up to release!

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

In a post Covid world, we’re being real careful about how we go about this but we hope to play some shows really soon!

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

1st an EP then Coachella 2022 is the goal.

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

All streaming services! So far we don’t have merch, maybe we should get on that. 🧐🤔

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

Don’t take life too seriously, everyone is faking it and we all just want to be loved. ❤️



Rockstars THE BLOODSHOTS have been together for sometime now, releasing content over said time, with plans to release either an all new EP or album. The band discusses the new material, old material, and what's next for them.


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

We came together in 2013. I had a handful of songs that I had written and when Keith and I (C.J) got together the songs just came to us. We added our drummer Jared Masters a few years later as a permanent member. As the success kept growing, we ended up getting onto a few big high profile shows with bands like Finger 11, Danko Jones, and SLASH just to name a few. These opened more windows for us. We've never stopped grinding In this band. Hard work trumps all.

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

It's actually a decent story. I had just left my previous band to work on some original ideas no ideas and I had add a riff in my head that would not go away, (it turned out being our 2020 single "no way out")  I was laying in bed with that rift bouncing around my brain. So I got up and went to the living room with an acoustic guitar and sat there until I had the idea down. Then when I walked to the bathroom and looked in the mirror, I must have blown a blood vessel in one of my eyes because they were completely bloodshot red. And a name 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 are based out of Winnipeg Manitoba which is right in the middle of Canada. Not many acts make it from here. But the ones that do make it, make it for good reason.

4. How would you describe your style?

I would say that our influences for our sound draw mostly from the nineties. Grunge, punk rock. But we also love classic rock! And I think aspects of it all come out in the music. I do most of the writing but but no matter what I do or what Keith writes and brings to the table when we put it together it always comes out sounding like bloodshots.

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

In 2015 we released a self titled six song EP which sold out of copies. You can find the video for our single "Gettin Around" from it on YouTube. And in years after we've put out a single almost each year. We have a single called "Kill Me Tonight" which you can find on YouTube as well as a short documentary about recording the tune. We have 3 singles on our streaming platforms (spotify/Apple music etc), one being our most recent release,  a cover of CCRs "Bad Moon Rising", and the older songs can be found on SoundCloud.

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

We actually have studio time booked at the end of November and we want to record either a 6 song EP or a full length. And hopefully have it out in 2022 on Golden Robot Records.

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

Shows have obviously been weird with covid 19 but every time restrictions lightened and we could get out we did what we could. We are playing some shows with Buckcherry in a few weeks and then we have a big Hometown show in Winnipeg November 26th that is almost sold out.

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

One of our main goals is to come and tour the UK. It's our music that has always been well received there and it is just on our bucket list. Now we just need this virus to go away, for the world to get back to as normal as possible, so that we can get over that pond!

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

You can find our tunes anywhere you stream! YouTube has a few more options with some previously unreleased songs etc. Our website bloodshotsmusic.com will be updated with new merch in the coming months! Also check out www.goldenrobotrecords.com/thebloodshots as well.

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

We've heard things like our music getting people through hard times etc and I think as an artist there's no other higher compliment than that. We like for fans to hear the music and interpret it in whatever way they want/need. Music heals and we are just doing what we love. 

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