2020


Rock n' rollers TRAMSTONVALLEY started not that long ago, forming in Japan they would go on to write and record for their first debut single called "First 3". The band hopes to write and record for their debut album in the near future. The band goes on to further discussion about the ways of how music works in and around Japan and what they have planned ahead.


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

Haruki - vocals, guitar and songwriter
Wallaby - bass, backing vocals
Nogi - drums

TramstonValley is started 2018. Haruki and Wallaby had been playing acoustic music at Infinity Books Japan in Tokyo. Then one day, when we played jam with Nogi at the book shop, we had a really good feeling. Then,we formed this band "TramstonValley"!

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

Haruki:When I was thinking about a band name, I had tramset (medicine) and winston (cigarette) in my pocket. And I was listening to John Mayer's album "Paradise Valley" on the toilet. So I mixed those things together to name a name, taking "tram"set & win"ston" & paradise"valley"= TramstonValley!

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

We are based in Tokyo Japan. I don't know a lot of about it. But I think there are few rock style just like us.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our music is very simple rock sound. Sounds like 90's~2000's post grunge, blues rock, southern rock.
So it's a modern classic & alternative hard rock.

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

We released 1st single"First 3" in Dec.2019. I can't say it probably, but we have something different from other rock bands. Our music is on iTunes, YouTube music, Spotify, Amazon music etc.

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

No we haven't. But we have an old school style rather than new one.

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

Nothing it's we are not only... If the world get back to normal, we want to perform at Infinity Books!
Because Infinity Books is our home.

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

First of all, We want to make our first album. And, we want to perform in other countries.

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

Our music is available on almost all download & streaming site!( iTunes, YouTube music, Spotify, Amazon music, etc) And recently, we uploaded a new video(remote style) on YouTube, Please watch it too!

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

Our originality, simple & strong rock sound!


Up and coming metalheads HALYSIS have a debut album out titled "Cerulean", with even all new music in the works right now! The band will continue to make music as long as possible and see where it takes them next! See what else the band had to express about themselves and the music.


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

The first time we started playing together was somewhere in the 6th grade, with Jose (guitar) and Santeri (bass) and Samuel (drums). We had known each other for quite some time, since we were in the same primary school. Soon we started practising at Samuel’s parents place and learned our first cover songs from bands like Metallica, Pantera, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium and Avenged Sevenfold. Later on we moved to a new rehearsal space, and a few years later our second guitarist, also named Santeri joined the band. We started writing "Cerulean" together somewhere in 2015.

Everyone in the band is self-taught, except for Samuel, who has a background in classical music, as he studied percussion's in conservatory for 9 years. Still, he thinks he learned a lot, if not even more in our practice sessions, and maybe the more technical aspect came from conservatory, which of course helped him a lot too.

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

For quite some time we didn’t have a name at all and struggled to get one that would suit us as well. After a few name suggestions from everyone, one day Jose came up with the name Halysis. We didn’t really think about the "real" meaning of the name, more like how it feels and fits to the genre of music we perform. We all liked it, so we kept 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 come from a city called Lahti, located in Southern Finland. Around 100 kilometers (62 miles) from our capital Helsinki. For a fairly small city, Lahti offers quite a good variation of different music and culture. In the metal scene there’s a lot of underground bands performing in a few local bars that are known for their love for heavy music. Some good bands that have their roots in Lahti are Profane Omen and Wolfheart. We’re sure there are many more bands that we haven’t discovered yet!

4. How would you describe your style?

It’s a mixture, that’s for sure! Before our second guitarist Santeri came along, we had strong influences from metalcore. Bands like Trivium, As I Lay Dying and Killswitch Engage gave us a lot of inspiration. After Santeri stepped in, he showed us more of the technical death metal, black metal and progressive metal side, which started to shape our song writing and listening habits to the state that they are currently. So, you could say that our sound consists of technical death metal, metalcore, and progressive metal with little twists.

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

So far we have released our debut album "Cerulean", which contains 11 tracks in total. For someone who hasn't heard our music yet, I could say that you can expect a lot of meaningful, dark melodies and heavy riffing. We’re sure that our album "Cerulean" has something for everyone!

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

Yes, we have new music in the works with a new singer. Fun fact about the album, the drummer (Samuel) actually learned to do both scream and clean vocals just so we could finish the album. Although, Samuel doesn’t want to sacrifice his drumming by doing primary vocals at the same time, so we looked for a singer, and found one.

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

As the situation is what it is, it might take a while for us to be able to perform live. Right now, we concentrate on practicing everything with our new signer and make sure we’re ready after the global situation is under control.

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

Even though we just released our debut album, we’re already practicing and writing new songs. Future releases are still unknown, but they are coming, that’s for sure! We’re going to keep making music as long as possible and see where the road takes us.

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

Right now we have only digital releases available of "Cerulean" on Spotify,YouTube, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, and many more digital stores! You can support us by purchasing our songs from Bandcamp or iTunes. So far, we haven’t done any merchandise yet, but we’ll come to that later!

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

A feeling that a listener could understand or even identify with, what eventually makes them come back to the same song over and over again.


Duo act BREAKTHROUGH EVEN likes heaviness within their music, with that compassion styling of melodic done with emotional drive all the way! Since forming they have released two EP's along with a couple of single's, expecting that style of sound, with a wide variety of aspects as well. An upcoming third EP release is in the works right now, developing their scale and building their efforts to continue to connect with themselves and others who share in the passion of music! See what else the band had discuss about the music and more below.


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

We were originally a 5 piece band that started jamming back in 2011, but it wasn't until a year later we decided we wanted to take the project seriously. The original line up consisted of the two of us, our vocalist Noel Velazquez, bassist Kerry Love, and guitarist Jamey Sudduth. Eventually we parted ways with Kerry and Jamey and welcomed a local guitarist named Josh Curl as our full time bassist. After releasing two EP's, a single and playing various shows we parted ways with Noel and Josh Curl in 2018 and have been a duo ever since. Since then we've focused on honing our songwriting and production skills, as well as expanding our network in an attempt to inspire collaboration with other musicians!

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

There's really no deep significance to the band's name. Being fans of anime and the show Bleach we got the name from a track that was featured on the official soundtrack of one of the series OVA's. It was originally just a temporary name but we ended up sticking with 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 out of Atlanta, Georgia. Our scene is thriving, and though we certainly wish it were more prominent, we do have bands like Violence System, Void Eater, No Ghost, and Left to Suffer who are really helping to represent Atlanta well!

4. How would you describe your style?

Our sound is constantly undergoing changes, but we love heavy riffs combined with strong melodic sense. At the end of the day our style is heavy, but emotionally driven in all aspects.

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

In 2014, we released our first body of work in the form of an EP titled "The Step That Lies Ahead" and that was followed up in 2015 by another EP titled "Legacy of Dreams". Ever since then we've released a few singles with the two latest being 'Charlatan Dreams' which features vocalist Mike Semesky (Interpol, ex-Intervals) and 'Requiem' which features vocalist Christina Rotondo (Adelyn). People can expect a wide variety of sounds that span many aspects of metalcore and modern metal in general.

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

We're currently writing our third EP which is still untitled!

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

With the departure of our other members in 2018, we decided to operate as a studio project temporarily with the intent to play shows once we've established a full band dynamic. Fortunately, working this way has lessened the impact that the recent pandemic has had on our plans, but we do have every intent to one day return to the stage!

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

We hope to continue to develop as songwriters and performers, to scale and build upon our efforts, and to continue to connect with others who share in the passion of music. 

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

Our music can be found on all major digital retailers and streaming services and you can visit our merch website to support us by buying a shirt or two!

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

We just hope that our listeners are able to take away something from our efforts whether it be an idea, a feeling, or a new favorite song. Just like music was a driving force and a huge catalyst of so many memorable moments within our own lives, we want to do the same for others and write music that not only speaks to us and is something we are proud of but also is able to connect with people.


Up and comer REN MARABOU has been doing music since his teen's, writing and creating as such. In fact, he has a debut album titled "Through Your Actions", out with a few single's off it as well. A lot more interesting stuff is in the works currently, with the future looking ever so brightly from here on out! See what Ren himself had to say about being an artist and what he has in-store!


1. Please tell us about your musical history.

My parents bought me my first guitar when I was 15 and I was instantly hooked. From that day music became my life. I have been incredibly lucky to be a member of several great Irish bands over the years playing with world class musicians. Kerouac was the band that really kick started my career and my touring and recording life. After a long time with Kerouac I played with Wexford based band Marabou. After great success with these bands I formed the band I am currently in, Peralis. After so many years playing detuned heavy rock and metal I thought it was a good time to kick off my solo career and delve into other musical styles. 
   
2. Where are you based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

I am currently based in Letterkenny Co. Donegal in Ireland. There is a great scene out here and there are so many of brilliant musicians. Disturbance promotions have great nights for local bands. A few awesome local bands are Stone Relic, Kessler Effect and Blackbird & Crow.

3. How would you describe your style?

My solo music is all about tapping into all my musical influences. My style ranges from classic and modern rock, prog and experimental to Indie, folk and blues. From track to track I let the music dictate where I go next and what style I pull from. 

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

I am currently promoting my debut release "Through Your Actions". People can expect a wide range of styles, but all the tracks are recognizable as my work. I wrote, played, recorded, mixed and mastered all the tracks and released them via BMJ Records UK. 

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

The music video for my track "This Great Emergency" which is taken from "Through Your Actions" is set for release on the 18th of May. My second release "Significant Progress" is set for release mid-June 2020 and will be available on all major platforms. 

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

Unfortunately, due to the awful Pandemic all shows and tours have been cancelled but I am hoping to hit the stage by the end of the year.

7. What plans do you have for the future?

I have loads of cool stuff in the pipeline which I cannot wait to kick into. New endorsements and collaborations are in the works as well as very humbling support shows. I am lucky to be able to work with some amazing people in the industry, so the future is looking bright.

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

"Through Your Actions", is available now on all major platforms including Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music and Apple Music. All my music videos are on my Ren Marabou YouTube Channel.

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

If a listener had at least one of my melodies stuck in their head for the day after hearing one of my songs then I would have achieved my goal. 


Rock n' rollers BOB DEE WITH PETRO is New York's premiere band with a sound that has developed and become it's own reality. With that, the band has gone on to release content, including an EP titled "Stun Gun". Frontman vocalist/guitarist Bob Dee himself goes into talks about this old act Valentine Berlin and all the details about this new projected band he is with nowadays.


1. So the first and last time we spoke was back in 2017, under the namesake Valentine Berlin, when you dealt with that project so is that project still alive and well or did you put a stake in it?

Hi Natalie, great to talk to you again. In 2017 I went through a bad break up, I moved into a small room in NYC and wrote two albums one was Valentine Berlin then Bob Dee with Petro "Pretty Things" I got signed first with the Valentine Berlin album to a small label in Germany. I flew to Germany to make my music video with Annie Bertram Director and the press loved it. At the same time we shopped my "Pretty Things" album and music mogul Mark Berry he has like 42 Gold and Platinum albums loved the single "Socially Awkward" and signed me to SONY Records. The single and music video rocked the world so I went with the major label and I signed many licensing deals with my song "Socially Awkward". As far as Valentine Berlin, I still sell albums and merch and still love that album.

2. Can you tell me about this new project or band called Bob Dee With Petro?

From the Pretty Things album I toured the UK support for ex-WASP guitarist Chris Holmes, I have toured the UK a few times. I went on to record "Killstar" toured the West Coast last year support with "Enuff Z'Nuff" and played the world famous 'Whisky A -Go Go and now we just released our new EP "Stun Gun".

3. How would you say that Bob Dee with Petro and Valentine Berlin are alike, different, and in equals to one another?

Well, they are alike because I teamed up with Brian Bauers and my drummer Scott Campbell for both albums. I wrote both albums and played most instruments except drums, same team for both.

4. Why go with calling this band Bob Dee with Petro?

Its funny I tried to get the rights for my company to call it Bob Dee then tried to get the rights to Petro but couldn't so I settled on Bob Dee and my bands name is Petro. I was touring the UK and saw that the fuel over there is called Petrol so I took the L off and named my band.

5. What style of music does Bob Dee with Petro create and why did they pick this genre choice out of the bunch available?

I have always been a rocker playing my Les Paul through a Marshall Amp since I was playing clubs in high school. It was a natural fit just to crank it up and play my music its what I grew up on and flowing through my veins.

6. Let's discuss the song lyrics involved within Bob Dee with Petro as a whole.

I was on a total high coming back from my West Coast tour last year but when I got back to NYC I got so down and sad I hit bottom don't know why but I wrote the song "DOWN" about suicide. I also wrote "Monkey On My Back" about trying to get clean with alcohol so many issues I was dealing with last year but I was able to turn it around and make an awesome album.

7. What are Bob Dee with Petro's musical and non-musical influences?

My influences growing up are David Bowie Spiders From Mars, The Sweet, Kiss and Deep Purple my non influences are art I grew up since I was 7. I painted with oils my grandmother taught me how to paint so I have been active in the art world.

8. How did the deal with Sony Records happen and ran through your mind when they approached you for the deal?

This a great story I was married for many years and she wanted a divorce I was in a bad way she called me a loser and told me I would never get a record deal. The whole time I was with her I was trying to get a record contract I kept sending out my songs and nothing then I got divorced and sent to a guy I was sending my songs to for years and he always told me I like what you do but I don't hear a hit song but keep sending me your songs and finally I sent "Socially Awkward" to him and he wrote back this is the song I have been waiting for ,for 10 years I am signing you to SONY Records. His name is Mark Berry at AMG through SONY records and I am on my third album through SONY and happy and blessed to be making music.

9. Where and when did you record your EP "Stun Gun"? Are you satisfied with it?

I recorded the EP last year in Upstate NY near where I grew up, I stayed at my parents house and used all my old vintage guitars, I called a few local musician up there my drummer friend Kelly Yacco and Scott Henderson on bass guitar and we recorded the EP.

10. Would you say that this EP is the band's debut release or has the band released previous content beforehand?

This is our third record on SONY I feel this is the record I always wanted to record, it has more guitars more riffs and it sounds the best so far of all my albums I enlisted Lou Giordano (Goo Goo Dolls) to mix the singles and Alex Saltz (Stryper, Vampire Weekend) to master the album.

11. Now, tell us something about "Stun Gun", and the lyrical themes behind each track. What are the ideas you wanted to put across?

1. Track 1:Monkey On My Back: It is about the working man, the 9-5 man that just drinks his life away and has a Monkey on his back.

Track 2: Midnight Dancer: I had a strange and wild encounter on a rooftop one summer night in NYC. I will let your readers listen to the lyrics to find out what happened.

Track 3: Switchblade: This song is about a fight and breakup with a girl that I loved.

Track 4: DOWN this song is about suicide that keeps creeping into my life its hard to shake off sometimes but I seem to have recovered.

Track 5: Gasoline To The Fire:I seem to have these relationships with women that it always is hot and when the two of us are together its real hot fighting then making love.

Track 6: We All Come Down: it is my song about the environment down to the water, breathe the earth and the wind and the water.
 
12. When shall fans expect something new from you i.e. music video, single, documentary, new music, etc.

We released our video right before the worldwide virus hit for our single "Down" and we were planning another one for "Monkey" but now our focus is releasing a vinyl for the album and new merch including a new hoodie design for the fall.

13. Will we see Valentine Berlin and Bob Dee with Petro performing a show and or touring together ever?

Wow, that would be awesome I would love to make that happen. I will say yes! I am fired up and ready to play!

14. What does the rest of 2020 have in the works for you guys?

Well, since the virus and in NYC we have been in lock down for the last two months all of our shows, tours got cancelled, so we are planning on putting out a lot of product a vinyl record. A new merch hoodie design and a few singles in the fall.

15. Thanks a lot for the interview. Speak out to your fans, supporters, critics and our readers before we wrap up!

I want to thank all of our fans around the world for supporting me for all these years! You have gotten me through some tough times. Sending love and light.


During a time that wasn't to long ago, Valentine Berlin, experienced an incident that would cause a struggle between the likes of love, life, and death. He would arise from the depths as an undead being which would crept back into the darkness of which he came, hiding away for the time being. Some years would pass and a hard-driven pop rock band would come forth called Bob Dee With Petro.

This would be when Valentine would return, in the form of another whole aspect altogether. Releasing a rather highly anticipated EP release titled "Stun Gun", via AMG and Song Records at the start of the newest year. With that, how does this release come in comparison to Valentine Berlin's works? Well it is total flip flop of the types of genre pickings's. Bob Dee With Petro being hard pop rock, whereas Valentine Berlin's was more goth hard rock. Think of HIM when hearing Valentine Berlin or even a slight sounding to that of The 69 Eyes perhaps.

In any sense though, Bob Dee With Petro’s EP is completely different, except for that energetic tone, that both Valentine Berlin had. Vocalization are even different, instrumentation is of course different, being more grounded, upbeat, and just catchier at times. Take for instance such tracks as “Monkey On My Back”, “Midnight Dancer”, and “Gasoline To The Fire”, these tracks alone, really set up what this EP has to offer.

Each one of these particular tracks, and the rest as well, are a lot alike really. Each providing it’s own momentum of spic, span, and spunk. Loads of energy throughout, hard hitting guitar riffs, bass structure that is creative in itself, with vocal chords and drum lines, that make it all come together. It’s rather dynamic at times, with such distortion, it makes each and every one of the tracks found upon the EP “Stun Gun”, that more interesting.

 Bob Dee With Petro’s EP is just chalk full of unforgettable ideas and loads of material, that you won’t likely be bored with the material at all. It may not be precisely like the works of Valentine Berlin’s but has it’s own originality to it, making it stand out and quite accessible.


Gothic Prophet is a high energetic female-fronted band whose style takes the likes of symphonic metal, hard rock, and operatic metal as well. With this combination they have released a new single titled “Perfect Perfidy”, the track brings to mind a lot of other bands, whose styling sounds a lot like Gothic Prophet’s. Take for instance, Epica, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, and others such as Leaves’ Eyes, Sirenia, and Within Temptation. Upon hearing the track in question though, the track as the band puts it, has driven guitars, soaring but strong vocalization, an enthralling songwriting. Thrown together created atop a story involving a disappearance that happened back in 1985 over an 8 year old Cherrie Mahan, the track just raptures at all costs. The track is very fulfilling, moving, and just downright captivating really. The instrumentation just builds upon itself, really expressing this undertone that makes the music so entertaining. It’s more of an embrace when listening, it being a never ending story, just as a lot of their other tracks tend to be. All stories, telling said story, within the tone of the music provided. In short, Gothic Prophet has got a styling, that may sound a lot alike to others, but the way they create the music within themselves, it’s what makes their abilities soar both intensely and creepily with such depth it works however you listen to it.


Respected standard bearers for 21st century metal, DEVILDRIVER have spent almost the last two decades pursuing a course of uncompromising artistry and nonsense-free dedication to the road. Led by the prolific Dez Fafara, the Californian crew have earned their reputation as one of the hardest working bands on the planet, while issuing a steady succession of brutal but distinctive albums along the way.

Their focus has remained laser-sharp, and never more so than on the monumental upcoming double album, Dealing With Demons. The first volume of the double album offering – entitled Dealing With Demons I – is set for release on October 9, 2020 via Napalm Records and will be available in several must-have formats.

Dealing With Demons I (the band’s first release of new, original material since 2016’s Trust No One) represents the onset of a final purging of the demons that have long haunted Dez Fafara and DEVILDRIVER’s music. From its eerie, ominous intro and the self-explanatory, explosive opener “Keep Away From Me” to the seething, poignant “Nest Of Vipers” and the chilling imagery of “Iona”, each track on Dealing With Demons I illustrates a different demon to be dealt with, or released.

In conjunction with the announcement of Dealing With Demons I, DEVILDRIVER have unleashed a searing, propelling new track, “Keep Away From Me”, alongside a new lyric video – a thought-provoking time capsule that paints a picture of positivity at its end. Watch the stimulating visual, directed by Vicente Cordero, below!

Frontman Dez Fafara states about “Keep Away From Me” and its accompanying visual:
“I’ve been social distancing since I was born. I’ve learned to try and embrace my Agoraphobia all my life. This is what the lyrics are about as we are all sheltered in place. They seem very clear. Now is not the time bands should shy away from the obvious by trying to push the narrative through their art as if everything is alright with the world and ‘it’s metal video visual as usual time’, as it is clearly NOT that time.

We as artists should speak up, inspire and change lives, or paint a picture – a time capsule if you will – by the narrative we push in uncertain times. This video is one such art piece as my band and thousands of others are forced into quarantine – cannot rehearse, take photos, or perform – to make a music video for the very people that have supported us for years. It’s trying times for the world and my outlook through this video is simply this: ‘here’s what we are going through as a family on this planet and as we embrace what is yet to come... please Stand Together’.”

Watch the thought-provoking visual for “Keep Away From Me” HERE

Dealing With Demons I showcases the supreme form of the band – Dez, guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Neal Tiemann, drummer Austin D’Amond and bassist Diego Ibarra. This isn’t just some of the most vicious DEVILDRIVER material to date, but some of their most lethally memorable too. Co-produced by Steve Evetts and guitarist Mike Spreitzer, it’s a triumph for teamwork and tenacity.

Dez Fafara says about the band’s writing and recording process:
“I said to the guys, ‘if we just met today, what kind of music would we make? How would we stand the test of time, stand apart from others and stand above the competition? Let’s not focus on the past sound. Instead let’s kick into the future together.’”

With new milestones like Dez Fafara’s eerie verses on “Wishing” and the frontman’s first co-authored lyric (“Nest Of Vipers” was written by Dez and Neal Tiemann), Dealing With Demons I ferociously delivers the goods while kicking open several new doors for DEVILDRIVER to power through in the future. It’s a vital and violent clearing of the emotional decks, but it’s also powerful evidence that Dez and his band mates have given DEVILDRIVER a volatile, visceral kick in the ass. Demons are getting dealt with in the harshest of manners.

Dez Fafara adds:
“It’s time to lay it all out, on two records. I’m never gonna revisit these subjects again. I’ve been writing about this sort of human nature, disloyalty and dishonesty, love and loss, since the beginning of my career. I am going in a more lyrically woke direction in the future. A lot of people say my music gives them strength. But what they don’t realize is that these topics haunt me. Over the course of these last few years we fled from wildfires, my wife battled cancer and now we are going through a pandemic… so it is what it is… let’s dump it all on the table and purge. I want to go through different topics in the future, so here we are now. I’ve laid it all out on a double record for all of you to hear.”

This is just the beginning – fans should be prepared for the onslaught of what is to come with the impending second volume of the double album, which promises to go even harder. This is a two-part acceleration into the future – after witnessing Dealing With Demons I, listeners will be clamoring for the second half!

Dez adds about the upcoming remainder of the Dealing With Demons saga:
“Volume two will get into some very heavy topics as well. You’ll see the band progress even further musically as we finish this ode to the purge of all things Demonic.”

TRACKLISTING:

1. Keep Away From Me
2. Vengeance Is Clear
3. Nest Of Vipers
4. Iona
5. Wishing
6. You Give Me A Reason To Drink (feat. Simon Blade Fafara)
7. Witches
8. Dealing With Demons
9. The Damned Don't Cry
10. Scars Me Forever

An array of must-have merchandise, bundles and music formats are available via both the Napalm Records and DEVILDRIVER official stores, including CDs, exclusive vinyl in various colors, picture discs, cassette tapes, skateboards, notebooks, clothing and more.

Click HERE for locations to buy formats and merchandise!

Plus, pre-order any format of Dealing With Demons I via the Napalm Records store and you’re automatically entered in a giveaway to win one of two exclusive Dealing With Demons I banners.


Theatrical metal band RAVEN BLACK has revealed a new video for the song “Darkest Pit,” from their upcoming third album, The Key.

“Darkest Pit” is a very personal song for RAVEN BLACK, as it was written by vocalist Raven specially for one the band’s own Rejects who was struggling with a dark period in his life.

“It reflects his personal struggle to hold onto everything meaningful in his life,” Raven says. “His personal hell and his constant inner battle with his demons and coping with his depression and anger and trying to not give up. His only escape is to hide within a dark mosh pit surrounded by metal music. It is his release from all his pain and misery. We had the perfect match of music and lyrics to bring his escape to life in a metal song as we celebrate our new album, ‘The Key,’ and comic book, ‘We Came Across the Darkness,’ where we are struggling to escape our own hell.”

Watch the video now at https://youtu.be/17ert1hVn00.


Indie rockers DOCKSUNS is a little band that started writing music and the rest is simply history according to them at least. With that they have released a couple of single's and EP's as well. New music will come forth soon enough, with plans on playing gigs when the time is just right! See what the band had to say about everything else below.


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

Docksuns are a five piece indie rock band hailing from Sunderland in North East of England. The band was put together by lead guitarist Neil Douthwaite who responded to an instagram story of the now drummer, Glenn Laws, playing the guitar. Bringing in fellow friends James Baxter on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Steve Keogh on rhythm guitar and Adam Dawkins on bass, the band was made complete.

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

As proud residents of Sunderland, the band wanted to pay homage to their home town city. All living in close proximity to the dock region, sons of the dock quickly became the focus of the band name. The latter part of the band is spelt ‘suns’ giving another nod to the city that they are from.

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

Sunderland is a working class city that has a DIY music scene, quickly gathering pace as a vibrant music hub that boasts a broad mix of established and emerging artists. From Mackem treasures "The Futureheads" to local favorites of the band "The Voyd" and "Noyou", Sunderland has long punched above its musical weight.

4. How would you describe your style?

The band prides themselves on their indie rock versatility. Whether it’s the catchy kick of "Lost Without You" or the relatable lyrics of "Devils Door", Docksuns have a broad range of summer anthems and meaningful ballads in their arsenal. The band’s style provides up beat catchy toe tappers that listeners struggle to forget.

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

The band has released one single and 2x two track EPs. Their most renowned song is "Lost Without You", a firm fan favorite that was the band’s first ever release. The best is yet to come however with the forthcoming release of their latest single, "Dancing on the Radio". Listeners of Docksuns should expect catchy riffs paired with even more memorable lyrics. Upbeat tempos and alternative base lines are commonplace helping to create music that listeners can distinguish with ease.

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

The band’s next release, "Dancing On The Radio" will hit the airwaves on 5th June. Following the release of their previous five tracks, DOTR is nothing like their fans will have heard before. Developing as musicians, they continue to go from strength to strength. Studio time on the single was extensive in the pursuit for the perfect sound. The new track provides a variety of alternative sounds that haven’t been heard on previous Docksuns songs. Claps, xylophones and distorted vocals. You name it. The song’s got it.

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

Since the band’s first gig at a local bar in Sunderland city centre in June 2019, Docksuns have went from strength to strength playing a number of high profile gigs including Sounds of Sunderland music Festival and the Sunderland International Airshow. Typical gigs are met by an army of their rowdy fans. The band were due to make their debut appearance in London before the show got cancelled due to the pandemic. Docksuns also planning on embarking on their first mini UK tour, something which will be resumed at the earliest opportunity. The band are eager to make up for lost time and will be looking to visit all corners of the UK to reach out to new fans.

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

Gigging, gigging and more gigging. Docksuns will continue taking their music far and wide to broaden their exposure to and to get more experience under their belts. Whilst their recorded tracks give a fresh musical punch, live music is what they do best. Bigger shows and bigger crowds are the obvious target for the band, but developing their talents and skills is also a priority so that they can continue producing new music for their fans. The band’s ultimate aim however remains clearer. To play Glastonbury in a Sunderland shirt.

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

Fans of the band can keep up to date with Docksuns on all main social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Their music can be streamed from Spotify and Apple Music. The band don’t have MySpace but they’re getting around to it...

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

Catchy melodies and real life lyrics. Join them on their journey.


Heavy thrashers DHALIAX have their first debut album out called "Blood On Fire", along with a single titled "Mercenary". No new music at the time, except for an acoustic rendition of one of their other tracks, the band just wants to keep themselves busy with promotion as much as possible. See what else the band had to express on themselves and the music they so much want to promote!


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

Dhaliax was created by Enyd (lead guitar) and Marc (rhythm guitar) in 2015, while they were playing together. Different band member joined and went. Then there was Kuido, who stayed as vocalist. The first two songs of the band were Chandrian and Blood on fire, it was Chandrian that defined the band’s name afterwards. It would not be until 2019 when joined both Alex and Xavi, on drums and bass respectively, and the band would finally be complete and able to undertake the challenge of their our studio album called “Blood on Fire” which was recorded at PlyGrnd Studio, Barcelona.

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

The band’s name was defined by the song “Chandrian”, a song found in the first book of the Kingslayer Chronicles (The Name of the Wind) by Patrick Rothfuss, in which the antagonist group, the chandrian, is led by “Haliax”, a sort of demon kind of guy… and we just added a D (the D is silent you know), and therefore… Dhaliax.


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 the Barcelona area, where the metal music is appreciated, but we are finding difficulties to play on locals, because there are tons of bands but not so much dedicated places for it. The local band scene is full of emerging and great bands, like: Blaze Out, Cavum, Crisix, Flames at Sunrise, We Exist Even Dead, Donuts Hole, Resilence, Morphium, Ankor, Red Shark, Street Lethal, Furi Helium, Born in Exile, Siroll, Northland, Icestorm, 77, Ravenblood, Kilmara, The Last Oblation, among others. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Heavy Metal with Hard Rock, Thrash Metal and Power Metal influences. We have been defined as German metal like-ish. We aim to sound like the classics of heavy metal, but with a modern-like sound. We think we got that done with our first album.

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

We have our first album live, along with our music video of the single “Mercenary” (https://youtu.be/fu054cSgF-s), they can’t expect what’s coming to them... Great drums? check. Great vocals? check. Great guitar riffs? check. Great bass lines? Double check.

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

Right now we are trying to promote as much as possible our first album and we have no plans of releasing new music in a short time. However, we just released few weeks ago a self-recorded acoustic version of one our songs, "Chandrian" playing from our houses due to the lock down (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maSNg9lUfj0).

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

Yes, we would like to do those, but Covid… you know?. In fact it was supposed to be the third live concert last 14th March but due to the sanitary emergency it was cancelled as all the events. We are looking forward to the end of this awful situation and being able to go back to the stage and perform our shows in a tour.

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

We were presenting our first album “Blood on Fire”, playing on several places around Barcelona. We’d love our music to be known in the metal community nationally and internationally, make shows in all of Spain and play outside of it. Our objective now is to work on our second music video and keep playing “Blood on Fire” this 2020, and, of course, keep having a blast while doing it.

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

Below you can find links to our music and videos:

    • Music video "Mercenary": https://youtu.be/fu054cSgF-s
    • YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5g_ZvxRAbV9q_fQl0mDfqg 
    • Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/52cvJbtVp53zea9lTbJwBd
    • Amazon:  https://music.amazon.es/search/dhaliax
    • Apple Music:  https://music.apple.com/es/album/blood-on-fire/id1489622726
    • Deezer:  https://www.deezer.com/es/album/120922712

Here below links where to buy some stuff as well:

    • BandCamp:  https://dhaliax.bandcamp.com/releases
    • BigCartel:  https://dhaliax.bigcartel.com/


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

We want the public to remember the experience with us, the time they spent talking and dancing and thinking with our music, and if they come to a show, make it double, and if they don’t come to a show, make them wish they had.


Pop, rock, electro band REAVEN have a good amount of content out and about, including all new music expected later in the year. The band gives us a good rundown about their history, musical ways and plans for the future. See what the else the band talks about right below.


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

“If you wanna go on a electro trip, sail away in a Pop/Rock boat to travel the world, you should meet Reaven.  4 strong identities, 4 guys who met along the way leading to a pop-rock universe colored with a provocative electro touch. Reaven is the story of 4 friends who started making music together in the school playground.”

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

“Reaven is a mix of the French word “rêve” (dream) and the english word “heaven” (a place where most musicians go when they play music I guess (laughs) ).”

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

“The band is based in Paris (France). The music scene in France is very diverse. The culture in many ways is the heart of our history. There are a lot of pretty good bands in France, but most of them don’t get enough exposure in my opinion.”

4. How would you describe your style?

“I think we can describe Reaven’s style as a pop / rock style with a touch of electro. And our musical background is a mix of a lot of different styles (from classical music to electro, rhythm’n’blues, jazz etc…).”

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

“We have released 1 album (“Unbreakable”, 2018), 1 EP (2017) and recently 2 new singles (“Hope”, 15th of April, 2020 and “Escape”, 13th of May, 2020). I think that people can expect from our music different atmospheres with very different sounds.”

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

“We just released very recently 2 new singles and later in 2020 we will release a new album called “For Tomorrow.”

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

“With the situation these days, we had to cancel all our shows and tour for this year. But we will reschedule for 2021 a new European show (France, Spain, Austria, Germany…) and our 1st US tour on the East Coast!”

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

“Be able to grow our audience and keep touring everywhere. We love to record, but we are really into giving shows, we miss the special connection with people during concerts and tours.”

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

“You can find us on all digital platforms. Here are some links:

Instagram / Twitter: @reavenmusic

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/reavenmusic

Facebook Official Page:
http://www.facebook.com/reavenmusic/

Press Book Online: http://reavenmusicworld.blogspot.fr/

You can listen & watch the (homemade) music video of "Escape" here:
https://youtu.be/9vBmITkqwiA

Here you can listen to it on the digital platform of your choice:
https://lnkfi.re/reavenescape 

Pop-Acoustic single "Hope"

-you can listen to it here:
http://lnkfi.re/hopereaven 

-or directly on Youtube:
http://youtu.be/CtacC3iaS74

Album "Unbreakable":
http://kuronekomedia.lnk.to/Unbreakable

Single "Electric Love":
http://lnkfi.re/electriclove

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

“The emotion. To feel the vibes and feelings we try to put in all of our songs.”


Branching out to involve a couple of genres to create a fusion of sorts, OCEAN ENCOUNTERS have made one all their own. That would be something along the lines within the metal category. Thus, forth they would go on to release an EP and album as well. New music is always an in game plan, along with these guys just wanting to get their music heard is all. Discover what else was had within the chat below.


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

So we started in a small town in Belgium back in 2015. Quentin (the drummer), Greg (one of the guitarists) got together with our first guitarist and singer and started jamming. Mutual love for heavy hitting breakdowns and epic intros being the unifying factor. They put out the word they were looking for a bassist. Pieter was a teacher at the time and one of his students knew Greg, and asked him if he played bass. He went to a rehearsal and by the end of the first practice the 5 of them had fleshed out a song. The rest is history.

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

Ocean themed names were quite huge when we started. And because we like a big sound, and tales of epic struggles in our lyrics, we thought of that feeling of awe and powerlessness you have when you get stuck in a rough patch of waves while playing in the water. A true sense of encountering something bigger than yourself in an ocean. So, Ocean Encounters.


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 started in the Belgian town/city of Tournai/Doornik close to the French border. Ironically the music scene used to be massive. People would drive hours to come to the punk/hardcore shows in town. But in recent years the local government has made massive cuts to their cultural budgets, since those are the first things to go in tough economic times. So now in town there are just a few bars that still do shows, but no real stages or music halls designed for live shows. Those take place in the bigger cities nearby (Kortrijk, Lille, Mons)

Huge shout out to the guys in Stand For, Afar and The Bearded Bastards.

4. How would you describe your style?

With a musical style that's inspired by a wide plethora of different genres, it's hard to put this group into a single defined genre, placing them firmly among the original "modern djentcore" groups of the region fusing all the heaviest rhythmic sections of djent with melodic vocals and soaring chords of metalcore, they fill in the gaps with the occasional machine-gun rap verse and succeed in bringing together the best of all worlds. With songs like "Mad Captain" and "Disappoint" Ocean Encounters puts their heaviest foot forward and shows what they're made of, with both songs offering a wide and dynamic range of everything the modern metal sound incorporates.

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

So far we've released a 3-title EP “Clock” and an 8-title album “Anchored”. We aim to hit that sweet spot of reliable heavy hitters, but tucked in a new suit. So you're comfortable but not bored by constant easy expectations. Sometimes we'll let the expected push through (a solid 0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-1-0-0-0-0 breakdown ALWAYS goes down smooth), but sometimes we intentionally try to throw people off with some melody, or poly-rhythmic sections that will surprise.

We also have a bi-weekly vlog on our YouTube channel. We enjoy keeping the people up to date with our weekly happenings as a band. We want to show our processes as a band and how we get from point A to point B. So that's going to pick back up again once the content we have planned for the album has all been put out.

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

Actually confinement has done wonders for our creativity. Since three of our members work in the service industry, and the two others were working from home we've been cooped up for the better part of the lat three months. And since we all have varying levels of home studios we've been able to write tunes and share them with each other on a weekly basis, so we have half a new album almost ready to go!

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

Since we've started we've been able to maintain a pretty busy show schedule. Our drummer used to have his own live music bar so he's familiar with quite a few bands who have passed through before, and when they're in the neighborhood we never turn down an opportunity to play for them. Most memorable for us was opening for the metal giants "Jinjer", but also playing with legends like Napalm Death and Black Dahlia Murder at festivals like Durbuy Rock Festival.

Now that we have an album on the books we really want to get a tour on its feet. We were poised to get some shows linked together this summer but the confinement came in like Miley on her wrecking ball and tore it all down. But we haven't lost hope. We're preparing to pick it all up once things simmer down a little.

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

Immediate goal is to get a multi-week tour organized. We have all the necessities, now we just need to get it rolling. The ultimate shared goal for everyone is to make a living off of this stuff. We don't need fame and fortune, but just get the machine of album/tour/album/tour rolling. No matter how crappy the van or how rickety the bus. We want to take our music to the people. Even if it means living out of a sleeping bag for a month or two at a time. I think we'd all itch our jobs immediately if it meant guaranteed touring dates.

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

All major music streaming services carry our music. YouTube, Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music. The vlog and all our videos are also available on our YouTube channel.

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

That our music won't be chart-hitting music. You're not gonna get the drop or the hard hitting moments within the first 15 seconds of the song like the most easily available music will do these days. We put in the effort to find the uncharted vein, so you have to put in the work and listen. And that goes for all music that's worth it. Free Bird doesn't kick off for 4 full minutes. In Stairway to Heaven Robby Plant doesn't talk about the “bustle in the hedgerow” until 4:20 into that song. You gotta climb the tower before you can enjoy the view. So listen to the songs in their entirety. You won't be....... Disappointed (our first single off the album is called Disappoint so it's a play on words...... haha?)



Rock, punk, pop band SPACEJAM was founded only in 2018, so not that long ago, but have since released a debut EP along with a debut full-length album as well. More all new music is in the works as it were, with the band wanting to play on stage once more, along with touring and continuing to record all new music! Find out what else the band had to say about the music and more.


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

SPACEJAM is the interplanetary meeting at the end of 2017 of three musicians at the peak of their Art and with impressive routes. Rich in their virtuosity and their experiences, they shared the biggest stages alongside THE CURE, BB KING, MANU CHAO… Backpackers, work enthusiasts and Rock'n'Roller at heart, onboard their space vehicle, they develop the algorithms of their repertoire.
Sebastian Parris (Guitars-Vocals-Songwriter) grew up near Dartford (Kent UK). In 1992 Sebastian moved to Paris and recorded the debut album of his band, Bikini. The album was recorded in the Studios de La Grande Armée (Paris). The band’s manager was Marc Barrière who was also Trust and Indochine’s manager. The band was soon on a French and European tour. Sebastian has formed other bands during his career such as The Inflicts, No Name and Karmasonik, and has released several LP’s on independent labels. Late 2017 with KC Elstun and Ali LassabSebastian started up SPACEJAM

Ali Lassab (Bass-backing vocals) was born in Marseille, (France). He grew up in Grenoble, and discovered music as a teenager, first taking up the drums then moving on to the guitar. After discovering the bass he became involved in several projects and soon made to move to become professional. Since 1990 Ali has played with many well-known French and international artists. He has appeared on the largest stages both in France and abroad, and is comfortable playing in various musical styles ranging from rock to Latino. Ali has appeared on sixteen albums and has played with such bands as Ke Onda, Glasgow, Trez, Dream about Alice, Requiem of Sylvia, and The Mahmoud Dupont Group…

KC Elstun (Drums-vocals) native of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Started playing the drums at the age of 8 and his first band at the age of 13. KC formed the highly successful Cincinnati Slim and the Headhunters. From the early ’80's, the band toured regionally in the US for almost 20 years, recorded an album for MoPro Records, and was the opening act for numerous artists including BB King, Bobby Bland, The Fabulous Thunderbirds... He appeared on stage with blues legends such as Bo Diddley, The Legendary Blues Band, and Lonnie Mack.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
And no the name has not anything to do with the movie! I thought of the name as a futuristic evolution of mankind. We are in year 4600 and earth is no longer the only place we live. We live on planet earth but work on the moon, we go on holidays on Mars, etc...Imagine the traffic jam on rush hours in space and I got the name Spacejam.

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 a small town near Grenoble in the south-east of France. The music scene is almost Electro Pop with a few Reggae and Metal bands. There are not many Rock bands at all.I would recommend a band called JAK’S. We like their music and the guys in the band are cool.

4. How would you describe your style?

Rock Pop band with Anglo-American influences. SPACEJAM Spreads a powerful and melodic Rock with poetic and dreamlike lyrics. SPACEJAM is the only genuine jam from space!

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

We have released a 4 track EP and a 10 track album. Spacejam’s music is an invitation to travel, to escape.

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

Yes, we have 30 more songs in stock and we are currently working on them.

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

No not for the moment, all our shows have been cancelled and since government directives are not clear, we don't know when we will be able to play live on stage again.

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

Playing live on stage again, touring, recording a new album with great record producers such as Clive Martin who did our new album. Clive was the record producer of David Bowie, The Cure, Sting, Queen….

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

On our website : WWW.SPACEJAMBAND.COM

Bandcamp : https://spacejam1.bandcamp.com/

Spotify : http://smarturl.it/spacejamten

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

Instagram : SPACEJAM (@spacejamofficiel) • Instagram photos and videos

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

The music and the lyrics.


Progressive metal outcasts DECLINE THE FALL have a handful of single's out, with them hard at work upon what will be their debut album "Our Own Demise". So much work has been work already for this release, that it has lead the band to work upon their sophomore album as it were. Both releases will be coming soon enough. Besides that content, the band does go into discussion about themselves a bit more, the music of course, and wanting to get out and tour!


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

The band started off around 5 years ago with John being one of the founding members and the only remaining member left from the original line up. John never gave up on is wish to form a band and slowly but surely, newer members replaced less dedicated members to form the lineup we have today. Every member present today brought varied influences in the picture which enabled us to musically express ourselves the way we do.

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

Our strong will to never give up. All of us, as a band and on a personal level had struggles impeding us from reaching our goals but we had to be stronger than that. Our band name represents our resolve.

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 currently based in Malta. Even though the scene is somewhat limited, there is a strong brotherhood amongst bands and followers which allows the majority of events to be fun and entertaining. We would definitely recommend bands like Club Murder, Slit and Fallen Icon who are very well known to the scene.

4. How would you describe your style?

Nowadays we definitely describe ourselves as Metalcore, though there are some vague influences of Melodic Death metal every now and then.

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

We have so far released 3 songs; Carnival World was released 3 years ago; Composing Madness was our first release with the current lineup 2 years ago; whereas Nemesis was released in April 2020 as a build up towards releasing our first Album. ‘Our Own Demise’ will be a themed album tackling the way humans are destroying earth. Each song, lyrically and musically represents a different aspect of our interpretation towards this fact.

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

‘Our Own Demise’ will be launched in a couple of months’ time, we’re just finishing off the final touches. However, works have already commenced on material for a 2nd album and we’re very happy and excited with what has been done so far.

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

We did have a plan for an album launch, though of course, the current global situation ended up with us having to postpone plans to a later stage.

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

The band will be relocating to Slovenia within the coming year, giving us better access to tour around mainland Europe and possibly score a tour.

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

One can listen to our songs on YouTube and Spotify at the moment. We are updating our website and we will have an online shop where you may buy our merch straight from our website. Of course, in the meantime, you may easily get in contact with us through Facebook, Instagram or through an email to order any merchandise.

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

We hope to raise awareness towards making a conscious and joint effort when it comes to how we treat each other, how we treat other living beings and how we treat our own home. We aim to be a loud and solid voice for those who badly need to scream but don’t have any support.


Who would have thought that Australia would have had three acts to come forth being so hard rock. Take AC/DC, Airborne and now Rockin Volts. The last two being truly influenced if not simply inspired by the legendary band AC/DC themselves. Now lets not say they sound exactly like them, but there is a good resemblance right off the bat. For Rockin Volts though, who just released a debut self-titled EP in 2019. This collection of tracks is pure hard hitting momentum, from start to finish. The title track leads things off, keeping the material on edge especially vocalization. Soon after which comes “Ballbreaker”, then “Ain’t No Woman”, followed by the last of the lot “Let There Be Rock”. This set alone, keeps the same energy fusion as the opening number had done. Except these are much more rounded, keeping those vocals heavily intense, whilst keeping the instruments secure and fierce. Drums in particular are rather catchy with the guitars and bass, being driven purely on upbeat tones with melody passion through and through. In short, the band has got spunk and total flawlessness. Totally a hard rock n’ roll band to follow, and see where they end up next.



Roses Unread are a lot like many other modernized female fronted bands, such as Stitched Up Heart, Skarlett Riot, and Tonight Alive, to name a few. It's shown rather nicely upon their most recent EP release titled "Rapture" barely released in 2019. With that, they have such tracks as the title opener, being very productive, energetic, and feisty. Whereas "The Ugly Truth", and "Lying to Yourself", keep a more calmer sensation, but still heavy yet intense at times, especially the melodic vocal tones within "Lying to Yourself".  The remaining tracks like "Be No One" and "Zy", are a rather good closure to the EP as a whole, each one be different yet unique.  For the most part, Rose Unread is one of those new comers, who may have gotten started some time ago, but since then have had an array of content, that satisfy’s the listener. Their works can be hard rocking with a dash of heaviness to keep the flow of the music, entertaining yet melody driven, that keeps it well kept and balanced. Surely more work’s from them as far as the future goes, should be just as griping as the material found upon this EP they titled “Rapture”.


Industrial Metal band DEAD ANIMAL ASSEMBLY PLANT premiered their official music video for single "A Violent Breed" from their forthcoming album "Bring Out The Dead" on Bravewords.com. "A Violent Breed" is the first single released on Armalyte Industries. The video was directed by Karl Whinnery and can be seen right over HERE.


Los Angeles Industrial Metal veterans Dawn of Ashes announce their anticipated new album "The Antinomian" on Artoffact Records.

Dawn of Ashes follow up their highly successful album "The Crypt Injection II", with one of their most ambitious and diverse albums to date, "The Antinomian". Staying true to their style of blistering, in your face guitars, with potent drums, DOA harkens back to their early years including more electronic elements of EBM and Dark Electro on "The Antinomian". The combined elements unleash DOA's own brand of sonic hellfire.

""The Antinomian" explores humanities possible downfall as it blindly follows it's leaders. Vocalist and composer, Kristof Bathory expands on the inspiration behind "The Antinomian". We are witnessing a critical era where a mass amount of human beings follow a herd mentality. Corruption is all around us and our leaders are the ones who are planting this seed. Society is full of mindless machines who live their lives to bow down to the wretched ones. Hollow and empty there is nothing inside."

The Antinomian will be released July 10th on Artoffact Records worldwide. The lyric video for their new song "Pawns of the Wretched" can be seen HERE.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Pawns of the Wretched
2. Sleep Paralysis
3. Blood of the Titans
4. Dried Up
5. Anatomy of the Soul
6. Straight to the Core
7. Follow the Pain
8. Scum of the Earth
9. Mind Prison
10. The War Within

Pre-order the album HERE.


Children’s rock band and viral sensation SHARKY SHARKY, featuring a band of massively-costumed Sharks playing infectious, life-lesson-themed songs, has revealed “Hook, Line and Inker,” the pilot episode for their new TV show, The Adventures of Sharky Sharky.

Hotly tipped to be the next big thing, SHARKY SHARKY’s new TV show follows the Sharks on their adventures, as they play rock music around the world, meeting friends, foes and colorful characters.

“SHARKY SHARKY is a project we have grown organically and worked extensively to build up over several years, with a passionate fan base all over the world,” says co-creator Fraser Edwards. “With 'The Adventures of Sharky Sharky' we feel like we finally have a vehicle to take SHARKY SHARKY to a global mainstream audience.”

Watch the first episode “Hook Line and Inker” and future episodes via the SHARKY SHARKY YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/l34jq79wYlQ.


Punk rockers MUDFIGHT have two single's out, with an EP expected this summer! The band goes into great detail about the punk scene, the band's source material, and what plans are in-store for them. See what else the band had to talk about, as far as their music goes and much more.


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

After making music with many different friends, vocalist Max basically founded the band, as he wanted to bring back punk rock to the people.  He asked drummer Dominik while partying in town and the two formed a band the next days, called "Scumbag".  The lineup of the members changed constantly over time until we found Alex as the missing part, that we have searched for. (Again while partying in town: Guess that is, how it is supposed to be) . A short talk and a few drinks later and the next day, he was our new guitarist. This all happened quite accurate a year ago!

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

The name "Mudfight" comes from the legendary Woodstock 1994 set of our idols from Green Day, which ended up in a big Mudfight!

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 all from Gmunden in Upper Austria (Near Wels and Linz), which is where we all live at the moment and where we get the most support from.  The music scene here is pretty diverse, ranging from Soundcloud-rap to folk or metal and rock music!  We do not have many young local bands, however our former guitarist, is a very talented solo musician!  She makes folk and soft rock music, going with the name SodL. (Instagram: sodlmusic) We can highly recommend everyone to check her out for some chilled vibes. 😊 

4. How would you describe your style?

As mentioned, before we come out of the punk scene. Nevertheless, we are not scared of trying something new and are not always chasing the norm, but generally we would say: Short and fast tracks with wild guitar solos, punchy drums and catchy bass lines!  You definitely can hear influences by rock legends like Green Day, Nirvana, The Ramones or AC/DC! Our standard sentence for style is: Nevermind the Dookie, Let There Be Mudfight! (This were the exact words of the owner and our dear friend from our local record store "Good Things") Addressing albums: Nevermind The Bollocks, Nevermind, Dookie and Let There Be Rock!

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

As we are a very young band, we currently have released two singles: "Wasted" (2 Songs) and "Torn Away" (Lead single of our upcoming release!) "Wasted" is best described as a track for your 90's skate park session! Second song of "Wasted", named "Dry Mouth" has a more grungy vibe, reminiscent of Nirvana, but more punk! Lead single "Torn Away" is a fast punk banger, perfect to go wild and crazy!  Stay tuned about our upcoming release, it is the one we are most proud of yet!

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

We are writing new music all the time, especially the last months in quarantine, because we had lots of time! However, we currently are focusing around our upcoming EP "Safe Zone", coming out on the 12th of June, 2020!

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

We had lots of stuff planned for this year, but due to the CoViD-19 pandemic, we sadly must postpone most of our shows to a subsequent date or the next year… Plans involved playing small festivals and a big summer open air show in our hometown!

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

Bigger shows and sweeping the audience away would be awesome! I think we have done a good job so far, but there is certainly more to it and we try to get it out. Our goals range from: Starting from playing bigger festivals to crazy ideas for live shows, like stage diving with a drum kit…. There is so much, but for now, we just want to keep recording new music and playing at every show we can get, as far at it is possible!

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

You can listen to us on every streaming platform, however we put most of our work in Spotify, since it is our streaming portal of choice, and the one that is most relevant for our current fans! Our merch and records you can get by messaging us on Instagram or via our Facebook shop and of course, when you come to our shows! We also do a lot of giveaways on Instagram, and all info regarding new stuff is posted there too. So if we made you curious about us, check out our Instagram @mudfightband!

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

Our goal is to leave a good-feeling on the listener, after listening, because we like motivating tracks the most! My songs come from the bottom of my heart. When I feel depressed about something, I try to write about it – Every song has a meaning for me but should have a different for any other listener! Every story should have a place in one song, so that it helps as many people as possible to feel good or to help people go through hard times! I would say the most important thing to remember is, that music is connecting us!


Rock pop 90's inspired act INDIGO have released their debut EP "The Distance Part I", the first of three EP's that will be the entire debut album once released in completion. For the time being, the band will continue to work on music, play when the time arrives and just make more and more music! Discover what the band had to express about the music and their plans for the future below.


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

Tristan (singer/guitarist/songwriter): Well, I have released a solo EP in 2015 (Tristan Gauthier « The Sunny Side of the Street ») and I was so broke at this time that I had to make the hard decision to put my music aside and develop the music school I was creating at the same time. I told myself, do your best with this project and in a few years you’ll might be able to work on your music again without the fear of ending up in the street, going back to my parents house or something. And it worked! A year ago I was ready for it and a friend introduced me to a nice lad named Alexis who wanted to work in Paris. We got along so well that he ended up being a drum teacher for my school and the drummer of my band! He then talked about the project to his longtime friend Noé who is an incredible bass player and that was it! The band was formed!

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

Tristan: Hum, well, it was one of these nights when I was thinking about waaay too much things and couldn’t sleep! (laughs) I was thinking about the fact that I’ve always felt like almost an « alien » in a world so hard to understand and I’ve made some researches that night on the internet and found out about the Indigo’s movement. Ignoring the fact that some people take it way too seriously, the so-called "indigos people" are people who don’t feel like they really belong here, they are hypersensitive people, creative people, empathetic, interested in spirituality etc etc so it put a word on how I felt and I loved the way it sounded and, on top of that, indigo is also a wonderful color isn’t it!? (laughs)

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

Tristan: We all originally comes from west of France but are based in Paris. The music scene in France have always been very exciting but is almost totally ignored by the medias that prefers to glorify macho rappers, polished music and artists that sings in French. Oh my god! France is sooo obsessed with the fact that "you are French so you HAVE TO sing in French!". It makes no sense to me. Its like, telling a French chef to stop making pizzas because it’s an Italian thing! (laughs) But it seems like it’s changing a little bit, you know, we are a generation that knows how to use social medias in a good way so you can grab a large audience little by little. The best example about that could be the French band Last Train. They work so hard for the music scene, makes some really good songs and they totally deserve some credits in France and around the globe.

4. How would you describe your style?

Tristan: Well, I was a teenager in the 90's which is for me the last big decade for rock music and naturally my songs are very influenced by a mix between, I would say, the "grunge" scene and the "brit-pop" scene maybe? But I also love power pop bands like Nada Surf or the Foo Fighters and you know, Noé and Alexis loves to play pop music too, so it makes it all not sounding like some "90's old fashioned band", well, I hope not! (laughs), but more like bands making new with old like Real Estate, Biffy Clyro, The War on Drugs and stuff like that.

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

Tristan: We just released our first EP "The Distance: part I " which, as the title says, is the first part of three EPs that will form a full record when they’ll all be out. The 5 songs shows our indie pop side on tracks like "Darwin ", "Like a Seed in the Sand" & "The Last Romantic Boy on Earth", power pop on "Water my Flowers" and even acoustic on the bonus track "Indigo Dreams". It all came along with a music video for the first single ("Like a Seed in the Sand") in which I try not to stop singing and staring at the camera while being mistreated by my band’s mates. It’s like a metaphor of not letting some difficult times distracts you from your own goals and dreams. Sounds kind of appropriate with the crisis we’re all going through these days! (sigh)

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

Tristan: Sure! The second part of the project is almost ready to get recorded this summer! It will show our more rock and raw side and we’ll go back to the great Montmartre Recording studio in Paris (Woodkid, Lily Wood & the Prick etc) which is a really nice place where to record some music with the best staff ever, absolutely lovely, talented and professional.

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

Tristan: Damn.. (sigh) we’re so frustrated as we were supposed to do our very first concert in April at the exciting indie venue the Supersonic in Paris but it was, of course, cancelled. Alexis and Noé did many shows with some other projects over the last few years but, except for some little solo acoustic gigs, I didn’t really go on stage since 2015 and I totally feel like a lion in a cage right now! (laughs) So, we are planning to play to this venue I told you in October or something and we’ll try to put on a tour in France but of course we would also love to play in the UK and some other countries!

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

Tristan: write some new music, record it, go on tour, stay true to ourselves and having fun by making what we love the most: music.

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

Tristan: You can find us on every platforms! Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music etc

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

Tristan: hmmm, good question.. maybe the feeling that it’s honest music coming from the heart!

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