September 2019


This year, My Little Pony served as an inspiration for the iconic Schiaparelli SS20 ready to wear collection launch!

In the center of the Place Vendome’s Hotel d’Évreux, Daniel Roseberry constructed a cage shaped like Elsa Schiaparelli’s famous Shocking perfume bottle and stocked it with exotic birds. Surrounding the perimeter of the room, were 10 iconic larger than life totems one of which featured 650 Basic Fun vintage ponies. Roseberry shared a collection with his sister when he was young.

See below for a visual of the My Little Pony inspired totem.


Post punk band The Exploding Boy has had one of it's two lead singers and co-founder's Johan Sjöblom went on to create a solo project debuted SJÖBLOM. Who would go on to release a handful of content, including most recent being an EP release titled "A Victory Of Love". The EP containing 6-tracks, four of which being all new interpretations of songs, that were previously released on the release called "6". The two other tracks is one called "Seconds", with the other being the title track, a cover song of the Alphaville classic of the hit album "Forever Young" from back in 1984. What all of these tracks bring is a transformation of style, an electronic form with an original vision and version of his own, Johan Sjöblom see's fitting best.In short, this track is filled with passion and strength, having a catchy tone to go for it. It's melodic crossed with electronic, a mixture of genres that makes the material that more unique. Whereas the other tracks such as "Seconds", is more grounded and upbeat, but very mellow and dramatic at times. A more in-depth source of work, that makes the track very moving if not even groovy. The remaining tracks being the four are remixes, of numerous other tracks ranging from Ash Code, Luc Stargazer, Vive La Fete, and Shameless3030, each one of these tracks being visually interesting for the ears. Each one of these just has an interesting energy about them, being very much like they were out of the 80's era at times of hearing them. The foursome just captures a timing that once was but imagines it for a more modernized time instead. When it comes to it, SJÖBLOM's EP that is "A Victory Of Love", is just one that has a lot going for it, and one that will not b forgotten.


Horror trap/hip-hop act MADCLOCK has an all new album release out titled "The Volume Of Secrecy". Since it's mega party release, this act has got a few more shows in the works with a tour possibly to follow suite. Expect more to be said below.


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

After almost a 10 year run with my previous acoustic rock duo, Two Stoopid Dogs split, I decided I still wanted to do music. A bunch of my friends were in the local hip hop scene and I started writing and performing hooks with my good friend Jake "YB" Brown. I discovered I had a natural talent for beat making and producing so I decided to put my own spin on hip hop and created MadClock.

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

MadClock is actually an acronym for "Me Against Deaths" clock because I felt that starting over musically after almost 10 years really cut down my time down on becoming something successful. I've also always been fascinated with time. You can't make it, return it, borrow it, manipulate it or get it back once it's gone. It always changes but it's always the same.

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

I'm based in the small college town of Edinboro, Pennsylvania. About 20 minutes from my location is Erie, PA which is really where the heart of the local scene thrives. It's such a diverse scene there Is something for everybody. I would suggest seeing artists from all genres to get an idea of what we're all about. For hip hop check out myself (obviously haha) YB and NARY, rock and roll check out Aria and The Voiceless or The Riffriders, for Alternative check out Wasted Info, Closing Remarks or The LEC, for Metal check out Slaughter in the Meridian, Gelatin Skeleton, or Amavaysa, acoustic or bluegrass check out Me & the Boy or JB & The Vigils. Punk check out Dysmorphia or Paper Matches. All these suggestions are also based on great Live performance as well which I hold to a high standard.

4. How would you describe your style?

My style is an insane mashup of hip hop and rock/metal. I've been told it's like Corey Taylor, NF and Chester Bennington had a secret unreleased collab project which is immensely flattering. Very dramatic and powerful production and relatable, real life lyrics. Very aggressive yet melodic, which I'm sure stems from extremely wide variety of influences. Everyone from Slipknot to Bob Dylan to Tech N9ne can be heard in my music. I make all my own beats so I in-cooperate live instruments that I play as well in my production like guitar and drums to give it a very authentic and raw sound. I'm labeling it DarkTrap and trying to push anti-mumble rap flows and tempos. Very clear diction so even when I'm fast I'm easy to listen to lyrically. I'm very particular about my live shows as well. Very intense, high octane, entertaining performances that engage my audience are an intragel part of my defining sound.

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

On August 30th, 2019 which also happened to be my 31st birthday, I released my second full length album entitled "The Volume of Secrecy". The first album "Time's Up" which was released April of last year was a lot angrier because I had a lot to get off my chest. This new album is much more diverse. Stylistically it's still my aggressive/melodic signature sound, but the content I believe is a lot more relatable. "The Volume of Secrecy" is a topical album based around things of secret, whether it be within ourselves or others or even our enemies. I also just released an extremely well put together music video on YouTube for the second single "Love, Kill, Repeat" ft. Faith Ann. Shot and directed by Jay Rastik and the script was written by me, guest appearing Aria Alexander and myself. It's a great story of the back and forth struggle of a working relationship and the sacrifices you sometimes have to make for the people you love and it is one of my most proud works to date. Expect a very unique and recognizable sound from my music. Even if you can't quite understand it's dynamic, I believe it's very easily relatable and easy to get into.

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

As a part of the first single off the new album, "Villain" is actually a 3 part series, Three songs that will entail 3 separate music videos as a part of a mini series. I'm very exited to finish writing Villain 2 and 3 and shooting the videos for the series. There is a major plot twist in the already super suspenseful story line so it's going to be something people are going to want to see more of.

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

I just finished my album release party mega show the night the album and the "Love, Kill, Repeat" Music Video dropped so I'm still looking to book a few more dates before the snow flies and after I regroup from a very productive summer.

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

With my recent success on international radio stations such as The Valley 89.5 FM Australia (currently #4 on Radio Indie Alliance charts) Sound Street Radio Japan (currently #4 as well) and UK Independent Radio (currently #12) I really want to do an international tour, it's definitely been a life long dream.

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

The new album "The Volume of Secrecy" is available on all major digital platforms and I have hard copies for sale by request just email madclockmusic@gmail.com. I also have a website currently under construction thanks to MR Music Marketing where I will have merch for sale and tour dates posted along with regular live vlogs and updates from my home studio "The GearBox".

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

I would expect any listener no matter your genre preference to appreciate my unique and real down to earth style. I'm far from these mainstream rappers. I don't have a gimmick or an angle. I'm The same person lyrically as I am in real life, who you see on stage is who your going to meet in the streets. My lyrics hit home and you can see my passion on the surface. Come witness the MadClock experience and decide for yourself.


Two piece punk act MIKITA have an album, EP, and single out and about, with so much else in-store! The band goes into talks about everything below!


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

The two of us (Ben & Ben) have been playing as Mikita for just about 3 years now, although we had been in a different short lived and very uninspired project. After our other 2 members left from that project we pretty much just said  “Fuck it 2 pieces are trendy lets make something weird”.

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

Depending on what day you ask you’ll get a different answer but as of now, Mikita is a combination of the first letter of the first word spoken by each of the actors that portrayed the main cast of Reservoir Dogs when they were children.

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 from Ocean County, NJ and if you haven't taken a look at the DIY scene in our state you’re seriously missing out, there isn’t a weekend that you won't find original music happening we are incredibly grateful to have the privilege to be members of this community. While I could write you a whole novel on bands you should be listening to from Jersey here's a few: Dumpweed, Fat Chance, America Part 2, Baron Praxis, Kissies, P.R.O.G.R.A.M, Fang Gang, and Entierralos NJDIY OR DIE!

4. How would you describe your style?

Angry, abrasive, noisy and cathartic as hell.

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

In the spring of 2018 we put out our debut EP “Locusts Are People” recorded the whole thing with one vocal mic in Ben’s house with no production knowledge it’s got 5 high energy punk jawns on it, more recently this past July we put out our first full length “DIE YUNG” we went to a good friend of ours studio and put some serious work into crafting an abrasive significantly heavier album that hopefully can make you feel anxious.

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

We’re currently in the writing process of our next release which is projected to come out in the 2nd quarter of 2020.

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

We have been extensively playing in NJ and PA for now trying to build as strong a base in our hame state as we can, we have plans for an east coast tour in the summer of 2020 although no dates released just yet.

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

Be louder, angrier, and give ourselves more head trauma during shows than we already are.

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

Mikita.bandcamp.com
https://open.spotify.com/artist/05hYmn2JpPPHlBA8h5qCHQ?si=UTZvoJ4HQCC2EFNzLHEiPQ
https://music.apple.com/us/album/die-yung/1473705214

As well as most other major streaming services.

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

LiVE YUNG DiE YUNG!


Alternative rock/reggae band BREWFISH had established back in 2011 and since then, have played shows, released content and the like for quite sometime. As of now, the band has taken the time to discuss themselves and the music that they create.


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

Alex Kay started covering a couple songs over YouTube. After a couple of trials with several musicians, he had found drummer Zac Martin's and Andrew Valero. After many years of touring and recording, with Valero's departure, they have recently added Tim Frankeny as bass.

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

Hanging out, throwing back a couple brews, drinking beer like fish drink water, is how the name came around.

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 Long Beach California, the music scene is alive and well. There's many places to play and you can always find a show down there.

4. How would you describe your style?

It's a mix of a little bit of everything. We have elements of reggae, punk, ska, rock, hip hop all coming from the different styles we listen to and grew up with.

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

We just released our newest work called "The Prestige" earlier this year and are always working on new stuff.

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

Yes always in the works, when we get back home from this current tour we'll be hitting the lab.

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

We are currently on a west coast trip, and are expected to plan our next trip out in a few months next year.

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

Continue making music for our people and linking up with them through tours.

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

Please check out our YouTube, Google Play, iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora station to keep up to date with our work.

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

Our music can be gritty and raw, but it's down to earth reality and all in all fun to listen to.


Who would have thought, that with an up-and-coming band like The Wilderness, whose current single turned video titled "Fall (Despite What You Do)", would given them such a buzz, only some to very few would undoubtedly know who these guys are. In other words, this band has had this single released since the late summer time of this year, that is 2019.

The accompanying video featuring an array of people working on it as it were, including camera personal Justin Holland, Céline Klein, Bobbi Shewchuk, and Karl Tombak. The editing was done by Justin Holland, with audio work being done by Terry Benn. Art and art direction was by Nicole Daniels with the featured people of the video, besides the band The Wilderness, being Mariah Horner and Dennis Clark.

Now how the video would play out and does, is that it focus’s upon this young couple, of a man and a women, the women is an artist, depicting her art through what else emotions. Using the anger and rage as her will, as it creates beauty within the madness, resulting in a delivered look and feel of realism and emotions of not just herself, but of the band as well. Both having a soul that is taken into account; showcasing the appeal of strength that is built by the isolation and connected to the honesty of the experiences of these people as a whole.

It just combines a lot of energy and emotions throughout. The video again showcasing this women whose art style is shown through her everyday life, and herself displaying said art, in a splash paint sort of way. The music moves in a more vivid way pretty much. It unfolds a story as it were, uplifting the music and words spoken, as the tone finds comfort, that makes it come full circle. The band’s portion of it, showcases them performing, whilst the characters showcase their own lives unfolding, with the art rush, lifestyle, coming together all at once more or less.

As it would have it, The Wilderness just have captured themselves visually and musically with this single and video. Having surely more singles and videos that embrace the listener with every release. You should expect the unexpected when it comes to a band like The Wilderness, their styling of indie rock is just tops. They are just one of those types of bands, whose time thus far, will just continue to grow and create something that many others will experience and get to learn from it.

MUSIC VIDEO HERE:  https://youtu.be/iarsc3XHbUs

LISTEN TO SINGLE HERE: http://hyperurl.co/TheWilderness-Fall

Follow the band on social media!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewildernesskingston/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewildernesskingston/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWildernessON
Website: https://www.thewildernessband.com/


Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION have announced their brand new EP Dark Crow, due for release on October 23rd.

To mark the announcement the wolf collective have released their brand new single ’86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump’, which features guest vocals from the Fall Out Boy frontman.

The dark electro-tinged rock track has also been selected as the theme song for the new Japanese feature film Three Nobunagas.

Check out the track right HERE.


Five piece metalcore band LET THE WOLVES SPEAK have an all new video just released titled "Soul Purpose". But before this track was released their debut single was called "No Remorse", with an EP out and about now. But not only has the band released all of this content but is always recording demo's and what not. Shows will be following them between now into this next year as well. Find out what more is said from the band, as they discuss a lot in the discussion below.


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

It all started with the guitarist Alex Centeno and drummer Eric Payne jamming together, then slowly trying to build the band up to what it is now by meeting guitarist Austin Gower from playing in our local scene, and reaching to bassist Tommy lynch from mutual friends also with having vocalist Jacob Daniels as a childhood friend.

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

The origin of Let The Wolves Speak came from having these big dream catchers with an image having native people surrounded with wolves in guitarist Alex Centeno's bedroom, using that imagery and symbolism in relation to a message we felt strong about for anyone to not feel reluctant to freely express themselves.

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

Let The Wolves Speak is based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There's so many bands coming and going within the local scene but bands we'd like to recommend are Luca, It bleeds, These fading Visions, and Brain Wash.

4. How would you describe your style?

Melodic, aggressive, emotional.

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

We released a single in 2016, called "No Remorse" which was just to see how our sound would go. 2019 we released a new single called "Soul Purpose" and We're proud how it turned out and we hope anyone can take interest from it.

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

We do, we're always recording riffs and recording demos.

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

We have a show November 14th at the Rockstar Saloon, and more in the works for next year.

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

Just to really push our music out there for people who care and support, from playing live to promoting on all social platforms.

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

We're on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, Pandora, Amazon, and Google Play.

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

We'd like for them to hear the passion that's put in our music, along with us also knowing and sharing with what anyone goes through.


Rockers THE GOLDEN LEAVES have released a few songs, with one EP as well, with an album underway too! With the band playing on and off, the band has plans to find things to get themselves settled in, so they can continue to rock onward! The band says lots more about themselves and their music as well.


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

David, the singer had a dream of being a rock star, so he met up with the two best guitarists he knew. Torleiv and Javier were easy to ask, but a drummer and a bassist was harder to come by. After a couple attempts we ended up with Christian behind the drum kit, he had played in a metal band so we had to calm him a bit. Arthur had to buy a bass guitar and re-school himself in order to join the rest of us. Now he’s a decent bass player, at least we say so, cause no one else wants to be a bassist, right? I think it was a week after forming Arctic Fox Recordings showed their interest, we didn’t even have a proper demo.

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

While there was a lot of good name suggestions before we landed on The Golden Leaves, there was also a lot of bad ones. We went from Royal Sons which would have been an embarrassing mix of two of the coolest bands there are, so Torleiv suggested Free Booze and Mary Johanna. We finally agreed that Javiers The Golden Leaves was better than all of the other names and just went for it.

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

We’re based in Trondheim, Norway. The music scene here is flourishing, a lot of good rock bands but also other genres. I want to mention hundreds but instead I’ll point you to our playlist «Secret Gems» were we put mostly nordic bands in. You could get frustrated listening to them and learn that they only have 50 other fans, they deserve 5000. This said with one exception, Combos, they’re assholes.

4. How would you describe your style?

That’s a hard one. We agreed to play rock and not to limit us anymore than that. You can listen to our songs and find that they are very different but I think (and hope) you can still hear that it’s us and anyone else. For the latest single «Rebel» we mix a brit rock feel with some of the Norwegian garage, I think it works pretty good.

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

For now there has been released seven songs in total, among them one EP. You could expect to get at least one of them stuck in your head.

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

We are releasing an album in about a month from now, so yes absolutely. Follow us on Spotify, YouTube or whatever streaming service you like.

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

We have been playing a bit in Norway and since our fan base is mostly centered here we don’t want to stop. The UK has also been very positive to our music and we really want to make friends over there as well. Not to mention the rest of the world, but we will have to choose wisely. Playing in a band is hard work and doesn’t pay well, we hope we can come with some good news here soon. Stay posted.

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

Our dear drummer took the worst decision ever and went to Poland to study medicine. That puts us in a tricky position where we had to find a new drummer. Esten from Kings of The Valley is joining us for the first time this Sunday and we hope to get tight with him. Then we’re eager to show the world our music and play shows as mentioned, writing new material and having fun.

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

You could stream us about anywhere; Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer, Amazon, Soundcloud or Tidal. We are currently setting up a website and printing up sweet TGL-merch. If you want to know the exact date this is available you should most likely follow us on Instagram or Facebook. If you don’t have neither you could send us an e-mail thegoldenleavesband@gmail.com.

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

That our music is fantastic you just want to lick our arm pits.


Modernized heavy metal rockers MEDUSA TOUCH have released an anthology album this past summer, with even more material set for the next album. But for the time being, the band will be playing a handful of shows this fall, promoting this current album, with more shows to follow in the next year! Find out what else was talked about below.


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

The band started in 1982.  Gogsy had just finished his time playing with punk Band THREATS from Edinburgh. He had started jamming guitar with his good friend Joe Gardner. Joe introduced Gogsy to MSG, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Saxon and instantly there was a keen interest in getting a band started. Twin guitars like Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy was a great fit for Joe and Gogsy and the jamming sessions were definitely centered on this style.

At the same time but separately, Mike Murray and John Allison had started jamming drums and bass together. Drummer and bass player looking for guitarists, and 2 guitarists needing drums and bass. A marriage made in  heaven? Mike had placed an advert in the local music press and the 2 teams got together for a few jam sessions and it all started to gel together. Next a vocalist.

Colin was the last to join the band and the first line up was done. Next a name. Loads of options were tabled. Each member had their favorites, nobody agreed with the others, so a vote was taken. Everyone had two choices. Everyone's first choice was different but every second choice was Medusa Touch. That was it a band was born.

The band played together for about a year and a half from 1983 to end of 1984 when the first couple of changes came about. Joe found it difficult to commit his time to a band seeking success and dropped out. He was replaced by Colin Stewart who was a seasoned guitar player playing in local bands in Midlothian and around Edinburgh. The NWOBHM of the time was a lot heavier than Colin was previously used to, but he loved it. Around the same time John Allison left the band to be replaced by Lee. At the time John also played in a local band playing local clubs and weddings. They were an excellent band and had been on TV a couple of times trying to get  somewhere in their field. John needed more time to do that, so was replaced by Lee. Not long after Lee joined, it was obvious that Heavy Metal was not really Lees “Thing” and he needed to be replaced.

1985 seen the entrance of Craig Robertson on Drums. A great drummer, our drummer who could use double pedals. He wsn’t only a beast of a drummer, he was quite technical when he wanted to be. He added a great variety to Medusa Touch especially as the Thrash bands had just started to make a real
appearance.

It was in late 1985 that Mike left to pursue and moved to London in search of fame. Medusa Touch tried and tried to find a replacement bass player but had no success. What do we do? ALL CHANGE. Colin moved onto bass, Gogsy took on guitar and vocals and Craig on Drums.

1986 the new look Medusa Touch hit the road. Now heavily influenced by the emergence of the Thrash bands but not a thrash band themselves. This 3 piece is probably the Medusa Touch that most people remember. This band played in this for till 1989. Still playing the rock scene around Scotland but never getting any interest from record companies of the day. The hair metal scene was in full flow at the time. Great music, but certainly not the Medusa Touch look.

Finally, Craig left to join another band and Gogsy and Colin enrolled John (Snoddy) Snodgrass and Mikey Hunter on Guitar and Drums. This line lasted another 2 years. The band never officially broke up, but just stopped playing.

2018 saw interest from George Arvanitakis, a NWOBHM maniac from Salmóni, Ilia, Greece. George asked the band if they were interested in releasing the recorded material that existed from days gone by. The answer Yes, and here it is.

The current Medusa Touch is a band that Gogsy has played with for the last 5 years, originally playing many tracks from the glory heavy metal days in the 1980’s. It was easy for these guys to fan the flames of the old Medusa Touch fire and bring out the tracks from back in the 80’s.

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

Its from the film of the same Name. It starred Richard Burton. Psychological thriller about a telekinetic novelist who causes disasters simply by thinking about them.

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 from Edinburgh, Scotland. There is quite a descent scene in Edinburgh at the moment. There quite a lot of Metal/Thrash bands around at the moment but the ones in our 80’s Genre are few and far between. A really good 3 Piece band called Tergazzi are worth checking out.

4. How would you describe your style?

Definitely out of the 80’s scene but with a modern sound. People say they hear the Maiden, Priest, Lizzy, influences in the music. It definitely changes through the 80’s with the introduction of Thrash, Anthrax was a big influence in the late 80’s.

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

ONR records has released the 13 tracks on our “The Anthology” album. That was released August 2019. I think they are all but sold out. At the last discussion with George at ONR he had less than 30 left.

The style is being really well received. We ave had a couple of superb reviews from http://scotlandrocksradio.com/ and from http://newwaveofbritishheavymetal.com/medusa-touch-terror-eyes-the-anthology. Other reviews saying the same thing about great singalong songs with no filler tracks.

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

Yes, we have another albums worth. We need to get out and tour the current album. This is set up for November 2019. We start with 4 gigs in Scotland then more from then on.

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

See above. We have also been booked to play the 2020 Brofest UK festival in Feb 2020 in Newcastle, England. This is a 2 day NWOBHM festival that sold out within 2 days. The Managers then had to switch venue to allow a bigger gig to happen.

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

We really hope to get this kicked off and get a few descent gigs under our belt, that should get us the attention that we will need for the next album.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDBzyLuXuwM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfa9H_pi1qM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxZjzxE7dzA

You can try and get the CD from ONR (If there are any left) - https://onreleases.bigcartel.com/products.

The band still has a few left so drop us an email and we will sort you out.

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

That the songs are a good bunch of singalong fist pumping tracks that stick in your mind.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. What can one expect from your debut album?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Do you have any final words of expression?

Gun Control Now!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOUR DATES:

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Launched in 2010, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC follows the magical Princess Twilight Sparkle and her trusted dragon assistant Spike, who live in Ponyville in the enchanted land of Equestria, along with her colorful pony friends – honest Applejack, generous Rarity, kind Fluttershy, loyal Rainbow Dash and fun-loving Pinkie Pie. Together, they teach one another valuable lessons about the most powerful magic of all – the magic of friendship.

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC is produced by Allspark Animation for Discovery Family. Stephen Davis is the executive producer for Allspark Animation. To learn more, go to www.discoveryfamilychannel.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DiscFamily and on Twitter @DiscoveryFamily.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's even better live.


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Newly Discovered Pokémon of Galar

Cramorant

Category: Gulp Pokémon

Type: Flying/Water

Height: 2’7”

Weight: 39.7 lbs.

Ability: Gulp Missile

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

Polteageist

Category: Black Tea Pokémon

Type: Ghost

Height: 8”

Weight: .9 lbs.

Ability: Weak Armor


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

Alcremie

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

Pokémon Camp

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

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

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

Explore Galar in Style

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

Create a League Card

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

Connect with Players Using Surprise Trades

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

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

Choose a Pokémon Partner in the Pokémon TCG: Galar Collection

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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