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Rock n' roller PAUL BARTOLOME has a lot to discuss as far as new music, most recent working's and a BIG announcement to be said as well! Find out all below!


1. So last time we talked was when you had released your last single "Time Bomb", and have since released another single titled "Medicine", how do these compare, differ, and come into equals to one another?

Yeah that's right, we'd literally just dropped "Time Bomb" with Kellin Quinn from Sleeping With Sirens and had just started to see some chart success at Billboard and on radio, but in my honest opinion I Love Time Bomb, it helped me writing that song and a lot of my fans that's there favorite song I've done! But because of the  nature of the song and the story behind it being so personal as I'd mentioned in our previous interview, I didn't feel comfortable doing a bunch of merch, and fun content around that song. Jumping on a camera an trying to sound super happy an positive an joking around felt off in someway... maybe cos it was so fresh to me at the time.. 

But yeah I kinda stayed away from all that an just let the song do it's thing. Where as Medicine is the SUPER fun, experimental summer banger! Nothing too deep, the  lyrics of course have a deeper layer but I'll leave that up to interpretation. But it's just a super fun vibe, the summer anthem and full out party song! Sonically they fit really well together even tho they are super different tracks.. but yeah medicine is just a different vibe and super fun and energetic. We have merch out for that one and a bunch of crazy fun stuff content wise coming for it as well! 

2. Now tell me all about your "Medicine" single, what is it about, why did you want to write it, what does it mean for you?

So "Medicine" really came about after my song "Devils in the Details" became one of the most popular songs off my last album. I loved the vibe of that track but  always thought... man what if I'd have gone full rock on it... took out the electric drums an replaced with live, cranked the gain on the guitars, took the synth bass and put a driving distorted bass and way more energy and rockiness to the vocals... and then yeah.. "Medicine" was born haha! I loved the guitar style and Latin vibe I had done on "devils" so I wanted to capture that but add the energy, the band and the rocke edge! I call it "Santana meets hard rock". I actually hit up Santana to do a solo on the track! And I can confirm as I'm sure you've seen.. he did not get back. BUT maybe a remix one day if he ever sees this HIT ME UP! The lyrics sort of follow on from the "Devils in the Details" lyrical story. Again nothing crazy deep but definitely still deals with the addiction and the struggles it can cause and the duality you face with the "I really need this... but i know it's so bad for me... but just once it'll feel good.. but I shouldn't" you know that inner battle? that's what this song really capitalizes on. Hence why to some people the lyrics might not make a lot of sense cos it keeps contradicting itself THAT'S THE POINT! (I thought I was being smart when I wrote it).

3. You mentioned in our last talk about bringing back the "Insta Live Gigs", discuss what these are and are they back as of yet?

Unfortunately it's on the list of "things to do" but the list seems to be getting longer, and longer, and longer everyday and yeah I just have NOT had the time yet. BUT we will do one real soon for sure! They were super fun through lockdown connecting with the fans teasing some new songs, having a drink and just jamming it was a great time. So I will definitely be bringing them back ASAP!

4. There was also mention of a HUGE show was this the Ink Fest coming up or another show altogether?

There was indeed and YES it was of course INKcarceration festival. This September in Ohio in America. I am super excited and it's a huge privilege to be asked to  play and open up for the amazing bands playing! - Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Escape The Fate, Ice Nine Kills, New Years Day, badflower, Steel Panther... to name a few.  Not only will this be my FIRST ever show in the states it will also be my first EVER festival I've ever been to.. let alone played! So it is going to be INSANE. We are deep in rehearsals for it currently.. we have a super energetic and fun set that Will have something for everyone so I'm looking forward to getting there and the fact that Live shows are back! 

5. How many shows and or a tour does PB have in-store if anything?

We have A LOT in the works right now for next year and end of this year... unfortunately I can't disclose any of this as of yet as much as I'd like to! 

6. PB has always been a project as yourself Paul Bartolome, but is there anything more you would like to express about it perhaps evolving into something more than just a solo act?

YES! I'm sure you've noticed I keep saying WE - "WE have a lot in the works" , "WE have a super energetic and fun set" and so on.. SO after doing my first tour with my band across UK and Europe. Something really clicked and I instantly thought damn.. this should be on a record, this energy, this vibe! And literally since that moment we  started the discussions behind the scenes and made it a thing my so called "Tour Band" that everyone is now super familiar with have now become "THE BAND". Paul Bartolome is now a full band. 

We are keeping the name for many reasons as main one is... I've worked my ass for years to get to where I am now under my name, to just change it and start from scratch would be kinda silly and also the fact that I still write and produce everything myself. It's still very much my baby of course and my outlet. Only now my Drummer - David Bartolome writes and plays the drums on the album that he will be playing live as well! as well as some production stuff across it as well! My Rhythm guitarist - Ryan Thompson Plays all the rhythm parts he'd play on tour ON the album! And my bass player - Jamie Streater plays all the bass parts he'll play on tour on the album as well! So it's still very much me writing the songs still but it has just created this super cool and unique vibe that I hadn't anticipated! 

And the fact they are always in the music videos.. was almost like a HEY guys get to know these boys cos this is IT NOW!  That's why the music video for "Medicine" was shot the way it was.. individually for the first time to give everyone there own time in the spotlight and to really showcase this is a full band officially now! As it has been in the works since March 2020... all the way to now in the background... got a whole documentary about the new album and going away just us as a band and doing it together and the video shoots and all the discussions behind the scenes etc..! So yes we've done the opposite of Panic at the disco... they have a band name yet on the album it's 1 guy then live the band... but with us  we have MY name... but on the album it's a band! haha So I'm super pumped to let everyone hear all the hard work all 4 of us have put into this music and get out on the road!


7. Your two recent single's are just that single's but will they be included in an upcoming EP or LP follow-up to your 2020 release "Screaming Through The Radio"?

I can confirm.. that Album 3 is DONE and in final stages of mixing.... and it is INSANE! Super different vibe to "Screaming through the radio" as I mentioned with the band on it now it created this crazy energy and distinct style and sound that for me "STTR" didn't have... this all sounds like 1 artist, 1 band, 1 consistent style while still experimenting. There's some stuff people will NOT expect from us and I'm looking forward to people hearing that then playing it live. 

8. This last time we spoke was during the spring time, so did you have any cool spring time activities back then?

Honestly it was same as now... in the famous and inspiring words of Rhianna -  Work, work, work, Work, Work... but it's all going to pay off and it already is starting to. Super exciting stuff happening behind the scenes and me and the boys are PUMPED!

9. Now that it's the middle of the summer now, any summer plans at hand you have gotten to do or plan to do?

Only thing really is Aug 23rd 2 days after my bday me and the band will be flying out to barbados for 2 weeks for a nice chilled trip, and relax then fly direct into the states from there play the festival in sept then shoot back home! That's really the only plan rest of summer is spent working our asses off to afford it! Haha!

10. What else does good old PB have lined up for the rest of 2021 that you would like to share with everyone and everybody?

There's a lot we are working on. You can DEFINITELY expect another single... an album announcement, new merch, a ton of content, and some announcements SOON!  So stay tuned and thank you for all the support! And thank you for taking the time to talk to me!  - Paul Bartolome -

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Modernized by old school death metal band DECEPTION have an album and an EP out, with all new music in the works already! The band goes into chat about their music and the plans up next!


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

Well, it’s kinda complicated, haha. As ‘Deception’ we have been active since 2018 with three of the original members from our former band ‘Art of Deception’. We wanted a new start with the same platform so we decided to shorten the name when our previous singer Marius quit the band and Sindre stepped up to do vocals. Marius would later join us again as our bass player during the summer of 2020. Anyway, Sindre and Einar started it up again and hired young hot shot Hans Jakob the same summer Marius quit. From January 2019 to July 2020 we were left without a bass player. Our debut as ‘Deception’ came out during the fall 2019 and it was titled ‘Epidemic’. It was a drastic, but a much needed change to the sound compared to our previous band. It did quite well and we got to do some shows with Blood Red Throne in the UK and around Norway.

Later we would start the recording of our newest album ‘The Mire’. Again, this changed our sound drastically adding symphonic elements to our sound. It is for the better, haha. We released ‘The Mire’ in February 2021 and it has been doing great! We got a lot of cool guests on that album like Teemu from Wintersun, Attila Vörös, Skar from Equilibrium and Bolt from Blood Red Throne. The pandemic put a stopper for our shows, but when it’s over we look forward to touring more.

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

We were previously called ‘Art of Deception’ and we chose that because it sounded cool. When our vocalist quit and we decided to start over we just shortened that name, so no deep reasoning behind the 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?

We are based around Stavanger, Norway, but some of us are relocating to Oslo soon. For local bands I would choose from all over Norway because the scene is good, but it’s pretty spread out. Check out Vorbid, Psykopath, Blood Red Throne, Pyrrhic, Sublime Eyes, Vanvidd, You Suffer, Son of a Shotgun, Agabas. There are so many I could mention here.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is a kind of modernized old school death metal with symphonic elements. If you take the groove of Blood Red Throne, infuse is with the darkness of Septicflesh and the epicness of Wintersun, that’s probably where we are at.

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

We have released on album and one EP. Our first EP ‘Epidemic’ is a straight old school death metal album with chainsaw guitars and our latest album ‘The Mire’ is our new kind of modernized osdm.

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

Yes! We currently have about half an album worth of material and are thinking of hitting the studio early next year.

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

We have some shows in Norway this fall, but a lot is still in the works. We are especially looking for places to tour in Europe. Japan and America as well would be sick.

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

Write, record, release, tour, repeat I guess haha. We always try to push ourselves in terms of writing new material and to push our live shows to be the absolute best they can be. We are just waiting for the world to open up to fully promote future releases.

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

You can listen to us on all the normal streaming services. If you want to support us financially we have a bandcamp and also a big cartel for merch.

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

Enjoy the ride, pay attention to the details and try to follow along with the story of the album!


With the highly anticipated launch of MY LITTLE PONY: A NEW GENERATION around the corner, Hasbro has released exclusive videos of the cast unboxing their characters’ corresponding toys for the first time!  Featured in the videos are stars Vanessa Hudgens, Sofia Carson, Kimiko Glenn, Liza Koshy and James Marsden. The all-new animated feature film premieres on Netflix September 24 with new characters to love, new locations to discover and new magic to reveal.

Watch Vanessa Hudgens’ first reaction to Rainbow Reveal Sunny, emphasizing it’s all about the rainbow ponytail and accessorizing it. Meanwhile, Sofia Carson shares her excitement for meeting Princess Petals and watching her race down the Royal Racing Ziplines along with Cloudpuff. See HERE for the full video of both!

The fun doesn’t stop there, tune in for more unboxings HERE from Kimiko Glenn as she shares her initial thoughts upon uncovering Unicorn Charms Izzy Moonbow, Liza Koshy’s adorable reaction to Crystal Adventure Pony Zipp Storm and James Marsden showing off Crystal Adventure Pony Hitch Trailblazer.

In the new movie, the unimaginable has happened...Equestria has lost its magic! Earth Ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasi are no longer friends and now live separated by species. But idealistic Earth Pony Sunny (Vanessa Hudgens) is determined to find a way to bring enchantment and unity back to their world. Teaming up with open-hearted Unicorn Izzy (Kimiko Glenn), the pair travel to faraway lands where they encounter the likes of charismatic and brave Pegasi Pipp (Sofia Carson) and Zipp (Liza Koshy) and the ever-responsible fellow Earth Pony Hitch (James Marsden). Their mission is full of misadventures, but these new best friends each possess their own unique and special gifts that may be just what this ponyverse needs to restore magic and prove that even little ponies can make a big difference.












International Black Metal band Nastergal released their debut EP "Solitude". The release was recorded in "Winter Nagte Studios" and in "Electrified Lair Studios". Mixed/mastered by Marco Toba.

Check out the release here: https://nastergal.bandcamp.com/releases.

Nastergal was formed by Riaan Coertze (New Zealand) and Jacques Valentyn (South Africa) and completed with the help of Marco Toba (Argentina) and Evgen Zoidze (Ukraine). The music draws its inspiration from bands such as Dark Funeral and Hecate Enthroned with lyrical content influenced by the works of Friedrich Nietzsche. Even though they are not a live band they are committed to the music they create and strive to deliver the best to their audience. Nastergal has started work on their first full length album and hope to release it early 2022.


Vampires Everywhere have released a new single titled "Witch" off an upcoming EP release called "The Awakening" out soon through Cleopatra Records; whom they have signed on with as well. Check out more details about these new pieces of work HERE and find their new tour dates with Assuming We Survive, The Bunny The Bear and Fate Destroyed enlisted below.



TOUR DATES:

10.1 - Las Vegas, NV @ Rockstar Bar

10.2 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile Theater

10.3 - Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut Music

10.5 - Arlington, TX @ Maverick's

10.6 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live

10.7 - Houston, TX @ Acadia Bar & Grill

10.10 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug

10.12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

10.13 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

10.15 - Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger

10.16 - Kittanning, PA @ Radioactive Events Center

10.17 - Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl

10.19 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary

10.20 - Peoria, IL @ The Hot Spot

10.21 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

10.22 - Des Moines, IA @ Lefty's Live Music

10.23 - Lincoln, NE @ Grays Keg Saloon

10.24 - Denver, CO @ Herman's Hideaway

10.25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall

10.27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10.28 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater

10.30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bar Sinister



Rock n' rollers PROSPECT have a debut album out, with a follow-up album out this summer! With that to come soon, the band will also have some time to play with some gigs lined-up for the fall! The band talks of this and more below.


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

The band was started as a project in a town named Steinkjer in Trøndelag. Kenneth was originally a drummer, but was getting sick and tired of looking for vocalists; so he became one himself. The band went through various phases and genres. Eventually we became an energetic hard rock band, even though every member used to be a metal head (and still is at heart). We had a few changes in the roster, but now we feel like we’re a big family.

Kenneth (The Diva) - Lead Vocals

Odd Peder (The Hulk) - Drums

Eivind (The Moneymaker) - Lead Guitar

Magnus (The New Guy) - Rhythm Guitar

Andreas (The Mom) - Bass

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

In the darkest of dark, where only the dead dwell, it was named. Four tired and sweaty individuals sat down in a Backroom Casting-type of couch to discuss the meaning of life and music. Words were not shared easily that night, for these sayings are not for the faint of heart. Through the mist of moisture and smoke of terrible coffee, the silence was broken: “Prospect”. And so it was named. One band to rule them all. One band to find them. One band to bring them all. And in the darkness bind them. In the land of Verdal, where shadows lie.

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 Verdal, Norway. About 90 km north of Trondheim. It’s a small town, with lots of culture and historic significance. Though, not the biggest music scene when it comes to our type of music. But if we travel a few more kilometers north to Steinkjer, there’s a busting punk scene. There’s a yearly punk festival, and a lot of local heroes doin’ their thing. Check out “Astmatisk Gapskratt” for some local punk! We’ve also gotten to know the underground metal scene in Trondheim after all our gigs there. There’s this one band that really stands out in my opinion, and that is “Artwork of Hate”, go check them out! I would also like to mention our friends in “The Federation”, from Fosen. We’ve made a playlist on spotify to showcase all the wonderful local bands we have here in our neck of the woods, called “Tøndelag Rock og Metal”.

4. How would you describe your style?

Energetic is often the first word that comes to mind when people describe us, and we agree. We like to combine old school and modern rock ‘n’ roll. We take inspiration from lots of places, but mainly from bands such as AC/DC, Airbourne, Guns n’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, Slash and so on. We like to make music that’s catchy, groovy, makes you want to move and sing along. Basically music that you can feel throughout your whole body, and let’s you break free for a little while.

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

In 2019 we self published our first album “Rock ‘n’ Roll Beats & Electric Guitars”, with 8 songs of pure rock ‘n’ roll. As the title suggests, it’s gonna be rockin’ drum beats, and cool guitar riffs. But there’s no shortage of wild guitar solos, or screams reaching high places. The voice of our lead singer is one of the things that stands out and makes Prospect, Prospect. The album landed a spot on Sleaze Roxx’s “Top 10 Albums of 2019”.

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

Our new album “All Bets Are Off” is set for release on August 13th, published by Rob Mules Records. On June 18th we released the first and only single of the album: Blame it on the Booze. The single was accompanied by a music video, which is available on our Facebook and YouTube-channel. But who’s to say.. Maybe we’re already working on new material.

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

Well, the whole pandemic situation suddenly put a stop to most of that. But it looks like there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and we have a few gigs planned for the fall. And for the release of our new album, we’re playing on one of the most famous stages in Trondheim: Rockheim.

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

Our ambition is to reach out to as many places in the world as possible and to leave a hard hitting, mind blowing, ear buzzing and entertaining trail behind as we go.

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

Our music is available on all the major streaming services, and can be bought digitally wherever music is sold digitally. As for physical copies, just hit us up on Facebook or by email. We have CD’s of our first album, but the new album will be on vinyl and sold through our Record Label.

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

That we’re here to rock your socks off, so don’t tie your shoes too tight.


Well it's been 7 months and 14 days so it must be time for another Die So Fluid single. Having informally abandoned the album format last year the band completes a triptych of epic recordings that all carry the message of unifying love and compassion for what's left of the human race. The Start or the End was completed by our three heroes in their different global lockdown hideouts – Los Angeles, London and Bologna. Ok there's been no official announcement but yeah Justin is the drummer now. I just changed the Wikipedia page so you know it must be true. As well as drumming he also mixed the single. The lush string arrangement was recorded in France by Egyptian violinist Samy Bishai of Natacha Atlas' band.

The video was created by Grog in Los Angeles, her home for over a decade now, and where she has been increasingly moved by the burgeoning homeless crisis and the ever expanding gulf between the have and have nots. Grog filmed at some of the newly sprung up satellites of skid row including the doorstep of Venice Beach. In the description of the video on YouTube will be a link to World Central Kitchen a charity that feeds the hungry and that Grog has supported in the past.

So what I was alluding to at the top of the page is Phil Collins' Another Day in Paradise. Sorry if you were expecting a Can't hurry love or, my favorite, Easy Lover. They done used a helicopter in that one. Check out the video HERE.


Rockers TRICKSHOOTER SOCIAL CLUB have a new EP "Monte Carlo", with new music underway. They plan to also start playing shows real soon as well. The band discusses this and more below.


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

Trickshooter Social Club was formed and forged in Chicago. It began as an idea as much as a band. The concept was a social club – a group of generous, talented, like-minded musicians who want to make music and make the world a little better through music. The concept is to always keep an “open chair” in the social club. While we have a solid core, we always welcome folks to sit in and add to the sound – it is a musical social club more than a traditional band. The two founding members, songwriters, and band leaders are Larry Liss and Steven Simoncic. The goal is to make authentic American music that tells a story and stands the test of time. Our influences come from rock, blues, country, punk and pop – our music is eclectic – we love everything from Kiss to Wilco -- and sound is always changing and evolving and we think that is a good thing.

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

Social Club because we didn’t want this to be a band. We wanted this to be a community of artists. Trickshooter because in the West at the turn of the century, Trickshooters would ride into town like a carnival, dazzle the locals with a combination of talent and deception, and then head off to then next town. We related to that.

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

We are born and forged in Chicago. The scene here is tricky. Too big to have an awesome indy scene and too small to be NY or London. But there are incredibly talented musicians here and awesome engineers and producers. And the blues still runs like blood in the streets here.

4. How would you describe your style?

Eclectic. American. Unapologetic. A gumbo of rock and blues with a dash of country and punk. We like songs, not soundscapes. We like melody. We grew up on the Beatles and the Stones. We like story. Which means we also listened to Springsteen and Steve Earl. The idiom we operate under was forged by bands like Social Distortion, Tom Petty and Cheap Trick. We believe in telling stories 3 minutes at a time.

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

This new EP, Monte Carlo, is our 3rd release. And we are super proud of it. It feels like our song writing has matured and flourished with this work. Our first two albums were Generator and American Experiment. The thread that runs through all our work is that it is real, genuine, American rock-n-roll. We believe in the power of rock to change the work is – mostly because it changed our world.

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

Always. We are working on a new album to follow up on the Monte Carlo EP. We are always writing. During the pandemic we were able to flex a new muscle by learning how to more properly record on our own. So we’re currently tracking new material.

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

We plan to start gigging again in the Fall. Chicago as well as some stops in Austin, New York and LA.

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

More music. More gigs. Also leaning heavier into video/visual art. The goal is to always evolve. To grow and hone our chops as songwriters. And continue to play with new people who push the sounds to new places.

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

All the major online outlets – Amazon, Spotify, Apple, etc.

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

That we’re all in this together.

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