November 2020


Mixing things up with numerous genres SELF ISOLATION NETWORK do just this with their music. Having going on to release an album, with newer music and other content popping up here and there. The band talks about their style, new album and what holds ahead of them.


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

Simon Godfrey and Joanna Bowes. We are close friends who met through an admiration for Gary Numan. Simon started up the tribute band Nuway Army with great success and has been part of many musical projects over the years. Simon is currently in Plague UK and he is working very hard on their new album. During lockdown Joanna was desperate to not let the time go to waste and wanted a way to push herself creatively and show case her poetry. We started bouncing ideas back and forward online and with Simon’s musical and production talents were able to produce an album very quickly. 

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

S.I.N - Self Isolation Network is really documenting the time we recorded it. We wanted something that could be easily remembered and that stands out, as S.I.N is a great abbreviation for an alternative album. Also the name reflects many of the themes of our tracks.

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 near Croydon at the moment and unfortunately due to Covid 19 all music scenes are struggling. The punk and alternative scene are very important to us. Bands I would recommend are Plague UK, Change Persona, IAMWARFACE, David Ryder Prangley, Mechanical Cabaret, Sheep on Drugs and Jayce Lewis The record store Sound of the Suburbs are a great supporter of us and our scene and is the best place to find new and similar artists at the moment.

4. How would you describe your style?

This album is very eclectic, we have many alternative styles influenced by many people. There is N.I.N, Numan, Garbage, the Cure, rock guitars , industrial sounds, darkwave synths the list goes on. Have a listen to see how many styles you can spot.

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

We have our album out Cheap Accessory with ten tracks. Each song varies in style but there is a consistent thread that runs through the tracks to make the album one piece of work. We were lucky enough to have a lovely review in Vive la Rock magazine and this somes up very well what you can expect from the album so we were very grateful to them.


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

Simon is busy focusing on Plague Uk’s new album, called Nothing for Nothing but we are always both dabbling with new ideas so we shall see where our musical paths take us and Jo certainly will carry on writing.

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

This is such a tricky time for everyone and I really feel for all professional musicians and anyone in the entertainment industry at the moment. We need to support our talented musicians as much as possible when all this is over and get out there and watch them play live! At the moment Self Isolation Network is a recording project but Never say Never! You will be able to catch Plague UK out and about a lot as soon as is possible!

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

As Cheap Accessory is so brand new we want to let it breathe and let people experience it and then who knows what the future will hold. This album is like a screen shot of our lives at that time and we think stands strong on its own, so any future projects could be very different. Watch this space!

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

We are on Bandcamp where the album can be downloaded or the CD purchased. We are on many streaming sites including Apple Music and Amazon Music Unlimited , but at the moment we are not on Spotify. We have two videos on YouTube. One for our first single Faceless Clown and the second is Unlock. We had great fun filming these and we did it all ourselves and can I just say that Simon is a genius with directing!

We will soon have one of the tracks from Cheap Accessory on the compilation album Transmission 4. The transmission show on Zetland FM have been a great supporter of us and is a great place to hear new acts from all over the country.

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

That this album really doesn’t sound like anything else, though it has reassuring tastes of many things. Jo hopes the words speak to people and they can relate to the feelings we have created. We just really want people to enjoy every second of it as much as we enjoyed the whole process from start to finish!


The Southern California Railway Museum (SCRM) is pleased to present a safe and socially distanced holiday experience: Trolleys, Twinkles and Treats. On Friday, December 11th through Sunday, December 13th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., visitors can experience the festive lights and décor, ride a trolley, write a letter to Santa, and enjoy Mrs. Claus reading a holiday classic. Trolley, Twinkles and Treats is an extended, nighttime edition of Second Saturdays.

"The holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy the season, and normally we would be offering Polar Express to our members and guests." said Hank Winn, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Museum General Manager. "Given current COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to host Polar Express this year. Our Second Saturdays have provided families and guests an opportunity to get out of the house, ride our trains and trollies, and explore the campus safely. Being outside is important and this provides a safe and fun way to enjoy the holiday spirit."

Tickets are available onsite at SCRM’s Box Offce on a first-come, first-serve basis. For everyone’s health and safety, tickets are for specific ride times and capacity is limited. For more information visit www.socalrailway.org/scrm-events/second-saturdays/.


"Don’t Say" is directed and shot by Angelspit during lockdown. Featuring CRT glitch distortion from The Liar (Videopunks) plus guest appearances from Angelspit’s Patreon supporters.

"Lockdown and social distancing has forced us to re-think the way we record albums, play gigs and shoot videos. I shot this alone in my studio, while Angelspit supporters contributed footage. The video starts comfortably disturbing, but soon decays into a paranoid-fueled glitch meltdown. The Liar and I wanted to create a "watch-VCR-and-go-insane" video, in which views are overcome by the constant bombardment of disinformation and benign distractions." - Zoog Von Rock, Angelspit.

Videos for all 14 tracks from "The Ignorance Cartel" will be available on a limited addition VHS tape - released through TheBasementLabs and Black Pill Red Pill, December 20, 2020.

Check out the video right HERE.


Kansas City trio Young Medicine have released their new single and official music video for "Winter Soldier", showcasing the band's "Warped-Tour-meets-Synthwave" sound, combining heavy '80s synths with a mix of post-hardcore and modern metal. The new single/video are out now through independent record label FiXT Neon.

The "Winter Soldier" video was self-produced by the band, entirely filmed and edited during the pandemic lockdown.

Discussing the video production, Young Medicine commented, "We’ve had a long history of doing all the production and post production for our own videos (everything short of holding the camera), but this was our first time attempting an indoor rain shoot, and it lasted from 10pm-10am the next day. Between takes we were alternative between hot and cold, taking turns with a giant squeegee pushing water down the loading dock ramp of the DSS Warehouse we shot inside."

Musically, the track’s low-key approach builds steadily through the song as Young Medicine’s signature blend of synths and metal grow to an emotional crescendo.

Watch the official "Winter Soldier" music video now on VEVO, plus get the digital single now on all platforms from independent synthwave label FiXT Neon. 

Stream / Purchase: "Winter Soldier"

https://fanlink.to/wintersol.


Combinationers POISON OAK combine the likes of indie, rock, punk and some blues to create a genre, with several single's released thus far. With another single expected next year, with a EP release to follow. The band talks of this content and just continuing to release much more as they see fit.


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

Well most of us are school teachers’ actually. Originally, Ray, Russell and myself (James), would get to together every Saturday morning just to mess around with some songs, that I had written. Then we wanted a drummer and things progressed from there. Now things have built significantly more since then, with the inclusion of Lachie and Chris.  

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

It comes from a Bright Eyes song, “Poison Oak”. 

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 Town in Australia, north Queensland called Townsville. It’s up in the Northern part of the country. I guess the scene is quite accepting of all style. Unlike the cities of where the scenes are divided by genres and quite cliquey. Everyone in Townsville just groups together, it’s pretty cool actually. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Indie Rock, with punk and some Blues sprinkled on top.

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

Hmmmm…. Hard question. Well, we have six different song released so far. Some are singles and some are part of an EP. I guess we like to make our songs quite dynamic, that slowly progressively build. However, we do have some songs that are straight down line. 

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

Yes, we have another single about to come out in February of next year that is a part of 6 track EP that will be released in March. So we are pretty excited about that!

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

We have some shows lined up at the start of next year. But for touring, we are going to have to wait until we all come back together in the new year, to set some plans for that. However, we going to be playing a lot of shows next to make up for what we missed this year.

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

Definitely releasing a lot of new music in 2021, and steadily chugging along. I guess we just play it by ear. But it keeps growing and growing with every new release.

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

Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, YouTube… all the usual places.

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

How good the hand claps are. 


With a band like OF WOLVES whom prefer to blend the genres together, to create something unique and their own. By doing so, they have released an EP and two album's, as well as slowly starting to write right now as we speak. This band  goes into great discussion about their music, how things began and where they see them ending up next.


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

I started the band (Steve Sherwood) in 2007 with a couple old friends when we ran into each other at a local record store. Pat Mclaughlin (Idecline) played bass and shared in the vocal duties and we had our bud Danny play drums for a minute but we were loud as fuck and we couldn't hear Danny. Pat recommended Jon Kulpit. He hit hard and even though he was a jackass we continued. We played a couple of my old tunes (that we never recorded) from my band back in the 90s Chronic Jaywalker and started writing. We recorded the first 7” in my garage. Long story short Pat went his own way and we spent a lot of time looking for the right guy. In the meantime we released Evolve in which I ended up recording all the bass after getting sick of waiting for the right bassist and shortly after it was released we found Scotty Cirksena (After School Stoners) He was with us up until we found Ivan Cruz (Yakuza) Ivan was who we had been looking for a long time and we settled right into to finally start finalizing what would become the band to finish writing and record our new album Balance. Shortly after finishing the recording Jon got a great offer and moved to Cali. We miss him to this day. We played together for at least 10 years as Of Wolves. We have had some great guys fill in while we search...

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

When we first started we used to practice in my garage on the south side (until the Chicago cold came and made it impossible) and we had been throwing random names in the air for weeks in between jamming and smoking sessions and one day my German Shepherd Kaya walked up to our original bassist Pat and all the sudden he yells From Wolves! I instantly replied Of Wolves! We all agreed it sounded better and that was it. So, in a way we are called German Shepherd or dog or Kaya (RIP) or not really? I always loved all animals, especially wolves. It also fit really well because of the pack mentality and how they work together as a pack to survive. It fit from day one. We even fought like it. We also liked the Edward R. Murrow quote "A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." and quickly realized how it fit us more every day as the world around us pushes us further and further into a need for more therapeutic release based on the insane reality that we are stuck in. These moronic hoarding fucks so hellbent on money and power that they are destroying everything in their path. 

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

We are based out of Chicago and wouldn't have it any other way. Its a great city and we all love it more every day. The scene itself is mind blowingly passionate, unique & talented and is constantly raising the bar and keeping things raw & fresh. There are WAY too many bands killer to list. But here's a current list of some of our favorites. Snow Burial, Hypervolume, Black Road, Rosaries (Ivans other project) Canyon of the Skull, REZN, Lume, Wizzo, Huntsmen, Varaha, Something is Waiting, 5RVLN5, Immortal Bird, Bear Mace, Unto the Earth, Sons of Ra, Beyond Deth, Gigan, Salvation, Bloodletter, Cloud Cruiser, Pale Horsemen, Sacred Monster, (I think all of these bands released killer new material recently you should check them all out) High Priest, Making Ghosts, Indian, Scientist, Never We See, Without Waves, Boatmans Toll, Still Machine, Djunah, Campdogzz. Then flipside to that is our label Trepanation Recordings. They just released a compilation that really lets the music speak for itself.

Check it out here> https://trepanationrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/trepanned-volume-one

4. How would you describe your style?

Wow this is a hard question. First thing that comes to mind is therapy! The band is all about release and it has proven itself by far the best form of therapy I have ever found. Especially with how moronic and backwards shit has been getting. And because we love so many styles we don't stay in one place or one overall genre or territory. We tend to blend everything we love together while unleashing the anger and frustrations of our daily lives. So we have been called and grouped into just about every category based on any one song. We often hear things like Sludge and Crust. Or a combination of various genres and descriptions put together. 

I think the best one so far is Post Sludge! Its all rock though right? All these categories are hard to keep up with and seem to want to box art in. I feel like that stifles creativity. We wont allow ourselves to be boxed in or cornered. I think it's my ADHD! (Randy Blythe recently posted about us quite a bit this is the most recent see file attached).

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

A 7” early on, an EP & the two full lengths “Evolve” and our album Balance that was released this summer on Trepanation Recordings What is left of the first 50 of each is a special limited edition that comes with some cool one-off goodies. Get it here http://ofwolves.bandcamp.com and we will be doing a pre-sale for vinyl soon as well (that is the first time we have said that publicly) 

I have made two videos for Balance so far and a new one is in the works for the title track.  

As for what should you expect from us? Well with all the shit 2020 has brought us the music is more vile and pissed off than ever! With that said you never really know what to expect from us but we definitely plan to mix shit up and always deliver a dose of therapeutic aggression and raw honest emotion while trying to create what we love and would want to listen to ourselves.

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

We have a new drummer so we are starting over. In writing phases as we speak and look forward to recording a song or two for some really cool splits next year. We are also working on a remix album based off of the songs and various reworking of tracks off of Balance. Anyone interested (any style literally) hit us up and we can send you the tracks. 

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

All our shows, tours and festivals have been canceled and will be at least for the rest of the year… of course it has been very disappointing for everyone but we look forward to getting back out there! We hope to do at least one more livestream show before years end and then it all depends on how this shit goes from here. Here in the states its a big fucking mess as we allowed the biggest loser to try to ruin our country and seems hellbent on taking as many lives and as much of the planet with him as well.  

With that said this seems like a good spot to say. With everything going on, lots of what we love is barely surviving. Be it a local bar, venue, restaurant or various other small businesses. We have all been out of work since all this shit started. So please. If you have any extra or are going to spend money please do it wisely. If we don't help support the people & places we love they may not be there for us later. 

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

I'd love to add a multi instrumentalist, and I have wanted to add another guitar for quite a while… Maybe I'll take up cello? With Everything going on it makes this question that much harder to answer. But I plan to do this till I die. And I expect to be around for much longer! From there I think the only limit is what we out in ourselves. 

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

Everything but the 7” and the EP are on all streaming and download sites like Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music etc. All of our music is available on our bandcamp page here> http://ofwolves.bandcamp.com we also have cassettes and CDs available there as well. We hope to have the pre-order up and rolling before years end and expect to release more details on that soon. 

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

We hope they feel it and we hope it helps.


Heavy rockers UNDER THE MOUNTAIN have two album's out, a single, and even a cover track as well, with an all new album expected in the next year! Nothing but recording is to come forth from this band with playing to follow whenever possible. The band chats about their start, music, and to remember them.


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

Myles: Steve and I started playing music together back in high school. Twelve years ago or so, we both moved back to Nanaimo at the same time and started playing together again. I was working on a job site and met Curt, he came and jammed with us and it was a good fit. After trying out a bunch of drummers we finally met Fred through another friend of ours. He was with us until last year when he moved to Toronto, we've known Jon for years and knew right away he's who we wanted as his replacement. There wasn't even a discussion, it was an immediate agreement.

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

Haha oh man. It took us FOREVER to come up with a name. We filled up two or three sheets of paper with names that we didn't end up liking. In the end it was Curt who was reading a book and came across the phrase "Under the Mountain". We wanted a name that sounded big, and had something personal to it. There's a mountain in Nanaimo called mount Benson and when we first started jamming it was at my dad's house. His living room had a big window with a view of Benson, so it was like we were jamming under the mountain.

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

Myles: The music scene here is absolutely filled with amazing musicians that we've been fortunate to get to play with. I'm going to forget some bands and feel bad later but off the top of my head I'd say check out Vogue Villains, Chunkasaurus, Awkward A/C, Chris Andres, Moths and Locusts.

4. How would you describe your style?

Myles: This is always a hard one, it changes song by song for us. We go from straight up rock and roll, to eight minute progressive metal instrumentals, to southern rock with acoustic guitar and banjos. 

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

Myles: We've released two full length albums and one single, it's a cover of Black Velvet by Alannah Myles. We slowed it down and made it heavy. From UTM you can expect a bit of everything. Balls out rock, in your face metal, slow groove... We cover all the bases. 

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

Myles: Yup! Look for a new album in 2021!

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

Myles: We've been more fortunate than most this year, but we've only played three or four shows. We had two shows lined up that we were super pumped on that got cancelled due to covid. Vancouver with Shocore and Victoria with Chris Holmes. Hopefully when this all dies down they reschedule!

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

With covid I doubt we'll be touring any time soon. We're going to record a new album in 2021 though!

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

You can listen to us anywhere you stream your music. You can buy our tunes on the usual platforms, and we appreciate everybody that does. Streaming doesn't really generate much revenue and making albums is not a cheap endeavor!

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

Myles: That's a good question. I haven't really thought about that... I'd say remember to have a glass of whiskey beside you and really give it a good listen. We put everything we had into these songs and I'd like to think that it deserves at least one proper listen before you use it as background music.


Stylists musicians ARCADIAN HAZE have taken influences from a wide range of genres, classic rock, punk, indie to name off a few. They have an EP out, with a continuation to write out even more material. They also hope to play shows as soon as possible. They for now just want to develop their style and keep it alive and fresh while growing as a whole both from the support and fanbase they have thus far made. The band talks some more about music making and what's next!


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

Tye, Jamie and our first drummer, Bartley, were all in ‘AKA Pipeline’ together, they started jamming with John in 2017. Nath joined in 2018 and started writing and learning guitar. Tye, Nath and John had all previously worked together at one point and Steve, who replaced Bartley on drums late in 2019, was an old bandmate of John - so there’s an interesting Venn diagram in there somewhere. We were briefly a 6-piece with another guitarist but we couldn’t make the dynamic work so we are now settled with just us five.

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

It has no special meaning. Sounds like a nice strain of weed though..

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

Based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire UK. Barnsley is always bursting with lots of talent, enthusiasm and ambition, but similarly short on opportunities, suitable venues and interest from outside. We are nestled in the middle of Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester so that has something to do with it. There are numerous good bands and artists around though, Crossfire Eagles, Black Vines, System Of Hate, Regional Creeps, Del Scott Miller, Lee Bailey to name a few and the annual Barnsley Live festival is a fantastic showcase for local homegrown talent.

4. How would you describe your style? 

One of our strengths is the mix of different styles going on. Sharing influences from classic rock, punk, indie, funk and hip hop artists. We get on a vibe, let the concept of the lyrics unfold and try not to overcomplicate it, lifes complicated enough. We just want to enjoy what we play and hopefully that good vibe can transmit to our audience. It seems impossible at the moment to find a specific genre to align with, so we call it Grit Pop. 

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

This is our first release. It’s a three track EP called “Love On The Dole”. Expect powerful beats and slamming funk grooves. Elevated, anthemic choruses with raucous guitars and inspired lyrical concepts.

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

We continue to write and jam and are always flowing with ideas. We’ll be recording again in 2021 and hopefully out playing gigs as soon as that’s possible.

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

Apart from a ‘This Feeling’ support slot with RATS in April 2021, not a sausage! Slim pickings at the moment, this Covid is disastrous.

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

To develop our style, keep it fresh and relevant, and continue to grow our support and fanbase. Touring, festivals, recording, albums, singles, EP’s, videos, the whole works. 

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

You can find us on Spotify, Apple music, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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

We want the good vibes and the hooks to leave you wanting more.

Trio act GAMBLING HEARTS is a mix bag of sorts, releasing two single's and have a bunch of new songs in the works already. This band just wants to get out and play when able, release content and do it all again, so they can be remembered forever.... See what the band had to say about everything else and then some.


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

I put the band together about 15 years ago. I’d played with Will (drums) before, and I knew he was keen to do something. Sam (bass) came through Will. Sam played guitar but was us for playing so he agreed to pick up the bass. We moved from Salisbury to north London and played relentlessly for a couple of years, 2 or 3 times a week, but we weren’t great. The songs weren’t good enough, and there were other issues too. Too many late nights. We ran the band into the ground and the three of us drifted apart. 10 years on, Sam got married and Will and I were invited to his wedding. It was so great to see them both again that I asked them if they wanted to get together and play again, just for fun time round, no pressure, no gigs, no delusions of grandeur. But the songs were better this time round and, for old time’s sake, we took a gig at the Dublin Castle in Camden Town and before we knew it we were back playing and recording.

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

I don’t remember? I think a friend may have suggested it, but I’m not sure. I remember thinking it was pretty cool at the time. I’m not keen on it now though. When we got back together we did talk about calling ourselves something different, but there was too much history in the name, we couldn’t turn our back on 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 grew up in Salisbury, Wiltshire. There were tons of bands on the local scene when we first started out. It was incredible. But we were playing a lot in and around north London too, spending a lot of time on the road, so we moved up to London fairly soon after we first got together.

4. How would you describe your style?

I don’t know. It’s too subjective. I know how we sound in my head, but it’s hard to describe without sounding cliché. In a place of no judgement I’d say we sound a little like early R.E.M. or Oasis, but someone else may think we sound lame or middle of the road. We’re a 3 piece guitar band, heavily influenced by the Beatles, Neil Young, Oasis and Nirvana.

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

We’ve put out two singles, ‘I Am A River’ and ‘These Days’. I particularly like ‘River’. It’s a song about missing certain things from your past, people and places that aren’t around anymore. A couple of reviews called it a lame song about unrequited love, but it’s quite the opposite. It’s about lamenting the fact that you can’t go back and experience past people and moments in your life.

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

I’ve written a bunch of new songs. Angry and uplifting all at the same time. That’s the vibe. There’s one called ‘This Ain’t The Night For Self-pity’ which is massive. We’ll record in the New Year and then release a song every couple of months.

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

Who knows? We’ll get out and play when we can, when we’re allowed. I’ve played a couple of unplugged sets on Facebook, but I’m hoping we’ll be able to get out on the road as a band again soon.

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

We want to put out an LP, a vinyl 12 inch, something physical that can be held and played and kept forever. Something we can look back on and be proud of. And we want to play live, as much as possible. All over the world.

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

The singles are available to stream in all the usual places. Spotify, etc.

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

A time in their life when they felt good about themselves.


Alternative rockers GLASS FORTRES have been creating music since late 2013. Going on to release their debut album and a follow-up all new single with way more content coming soon! They just want to continue writing and recording material, collaborating with others as well for their plans in the future. The band talks about all of this and a whole lot more.


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

We started off with getting together to go over the song American Love Vol.1 which started our journey together. After a few songs in we knew we had something special and so Glass Fortress born co-founded by Louie Salerno and Jose Crespo in Des Plaines IL.

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

Louie: I thought glass fortress was kind of an oxymoron and funny, yet kinda cool and serious sounding

Jose: I agree. I wanted to be transparent and yet, memorable. 

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

Right now there are a ton of great indie bands out there. We don’t want to elevate on over the other, so we encourage everyone to just explore and support the ones you really like.

4. How would you describe your style?

Really any kind of music ideas we can do. It doesn't matter if it fits this genre or that genre, if it has melody or if it’s fun to play, you know, go for it.

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

We have released our 1st Album this past May 19th entitled, Beautiful Sky.

We followed this with the single release this past August 17th of the song:  American Love Vol. 1.  

Everything has a Rock vibe to it whether it’s heavy, light and in the middle. 

We love to express deep feelings, past experiences in what we write. Expect some deeper stuff that is in the works for 2021 singles releases.

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

Yes, we are looking to release our next song called "First Love" on February 2nd 2021 once the mixing and mastering are complete. Look out for the pre-order date that is soon to be posted on our bands Facebook and Instagram pages.

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

We haven't really considered touring at this time. If the opportunity comes up, maybe play at a benefit concert.

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

We look forward to continue recording and releasing more of our songs that we have written over the years and collaborating with other artists as well ;)

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

Well since you asked:

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlw16OVp6nKDoQLdWqGyfQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6DJOVrlwga2JsaGs7MduRw

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/glassfortressband/

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

Soudcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/glassfortressband

Distrokid Hyperfollow page:

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/glassfortressband/beautiful-sky

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/glassfortressband/american-love-vol-1

Spotify Band page:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7cLkO7pHWTfZI9OuA5g1lf

Spotify Follow:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7cLkO7pHWTfZI9OuA5g1lf?si=VLT_5D8_QO-kAoypHuRQMA

Beautiful Sky Album:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2bmIpfvgbOIyWOuDOjK0BY

American Love Vol. 1:

https://open.spotify.com/album/1SYq6SA0uIimo1LupfeCbH

Apple Music & iTunes:

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/glass-fortress-band/1511232870

Amazon Music:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Glass+Fortress+Band&i=digital-music&search-type=ss&ref=ntt_srch_drd_B087Z75XW7

iHeartradio:  https://www.iheart.com/artist/glass-fortress-band-34421680/

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/93357422

Napster: https://us.napster.com/artist/glass-fortress-band

Anghami: https://play.anghami.com/song/81472729

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

The lyrics were written in a way to reach out to them. We really wanted write songs that matter. Maybe help someone during a dark time in their life and encourage them to keep going despite any challenges they face. We try to put a lot of meaning into what we do and with some songs we don't take ourselves seriously and joke around showing our funny side too.


Modern day heavy rockers THE LAST ELEMENT have 14 single's out thus far, with much more newer music in the works! Aside from that though, they have a whole lot of other things planned and in the works too. The band discusses all of this matter and much more.


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

The Last Element originated around 2017 in this line up. Nick, Jan and Robert have played together for approximately 6 years before they formed The Last Element with Jasper and Noah. 

Each of us had experience with other bands and projects. Jan and Robert have the most experience with touring, recording bands and the business, while Noah, Jasper and Nick make sure there is a good balance for the new, now and the current business. Together we make a great team! 

When we started making music together we glued together quickly and created our own signature in songs and sound. We started practicing for live sets, did gigs and recorded a lot of songs! Without a doubt, for all of us, this is the best line-up we've ever been in.

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

We were searching for a way to explain the driving factor behind our band, our music has always been very close to our hearts, we write about things that really matter to us, but that we believe also really matter to a lot of people. We were searching for a way to explain what could combine the elements of, hardship, love, trust, friendship and perseverance. That's when we decided all of these combined could be seen as: The Last Element – When we are together, we are stronger!

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 The Netherlands. Part of the band lives in Amsterdam - capital city of the Netherlands - and the other part lives more to the south. The Netherlands have a big music scene and are responsible for some of the biggest export products in music, both in EDM and the heavy rock/metal scene. At the moment the live scene is obviously pretty poor though, because of the whole Corona crisis. Before Corona there was plenty of live music, but the majority of the live slots were taken by names that had been around the block for ages. We hope that when the crisis is over new bands that are more than ready to join will also get the exposure that's needed to survive as a band.

4. How would you describe your style?

This is always a hard question to answer. We just wanna say we sound like The Last Element. We believe we have quite an original sound. We did work very hard and are still polishing to make every release sound exciting and new.

All musicians get inspired and as we have quite an interesting mix of ages in this band, the influence is very broad. Each member also has some particular favorites. This all kinda combined into a modern rock/metal vibe. Some call us Core, some call us Nu-metal. We think it's all fine, we just want people to find out for themselves and connect with us and our music. 

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

We've released 14 singles so far, we believe most of them can easily be recognized as The Last Element. Melodic, heavy, energetic songs, loaded with heartfelt lyrics that give a strong feeling of recognition, no matter where you’re from. We mean every vocal line and every note, to (hopefully) give our music an authentic feel. 

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

Oh, do we... We've got so much more! We're working on new songs every day. We’re constantly writing new stuff, even when we’re focusing on polishing our next release. So, our next release in a few months will most likely be coupled with the writing of 2-3 new songs behind the scenes. ;)

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

We are ready to play shows. We have done quite some interesting shows and support acts in the past with The Last Element and we are ready to continue where we left off before Corona kicked in.

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

We are planning out a lot of things. We’re working hard on the next step in our sound, which we will unveil with our next single. Furthermore, we are working on a lot of things that will define us more. We want people to really get to know us; what we stand for. It's never just about writing songs and having fun, we believe there is so much more to be found in our music. We want people to really feel what we are all about, why we do what we do and hopefully join us on our journey. We want to connect with our fans, see that the story we tell is not just ours, it's everyone's, make difficult subjects easier to talk about, deal with sad emotions and realize we are not alone. We are one, all of us and our fans and everyone interacting with our band are part of us, The Last Element.

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

Everywhere, we are played a lot on different radio stations who support us by playing our latest singles. Spotify is a big support to us as well. All our songs are on there and they've added some of our songs to the biggest metal playlists, for which we are so grateful. We are on YouTube, Pandora, Deezer, everything. Also all of this can be found in one central place --> www.thelastelement.net.

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

What it meant, why we made it and hopefully how it resonates with them. We're sure we've all been through difficult stuff. It’s okay to be sad, angry or whatever, but remember that there is always a hand to hold on to. If our music can be that hand, then we'll keep on reaching for you.


Midwestern band MOTEL BREAKFAST have two releases under their belts, a debut album and a follow-up EP, both released within 2020! But that won't stop them from writing and having all new tracks for future content as well! The band talks about a whole lot more from the chat below!


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

Mick and I started playing together as a more folk-oriented two-piece in 2014 when we were both finishing high school. We met Jesse and Conor within the next year, and by the end of 2016 we got together to form as a 4-piece band. We named ourselves "Motel Breakfast" in Fall 2017 and released our debut EP that December. Drue officially joined us in mid-2018 after a few months of playing live with us, and since then the 5 of us have been working together to bring the best sounds out of ourselves and our songs.

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

We wanted a name that sounded cool but didn't take itself too seriously. And we wanted it to be easily searchable on the internet. After some months of tossing ideas around, "Motel Breakfast" came out as the winner.

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 consider the band to be "local" to all three cities our members call home: Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. Since Motel Breakfast formed we've had members split between these cities, and we've spent a lot of time being members of each local scene. Each city has different flares; the Wisconsin cities can be fun because of how much smaller and more intimate the scenes are. Chicago has a lot more of an expansive music scene, but it still feels surprisingly intimate and welcome; a big city with a small scene feeling. Some great bands to check out from Wisconsin are Sleepy Gaucho (he actually produced the album we put out in February), Dogbad, and Luke McGovern. In Chicago we have a lot of friends from the southside scene where we grew up who are some of our favorite bands and people: The Dead Bolts, Uncle Sexy & the Nephews, Pat Egan & The Heavy Hearts, South City Revival, Railway Gamblers, Flying J & The Dripsters...just to name a few. Many of those bands were actually part of a music festival we put on in the Fall of 2019 with The Dead Bolts!

4. How would you describe your style?  

Someone called us "speakeasy Americana" one time. Let's go with that.

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

Well we've put out two projects in 2020: our debut album ("Motel Breakfast", released in February) and a follow-up EP ("Left on Deming", released in October). Those are the best places to start - those 17 songs capture the current state of the band the best. If you have interest in hearing where we've come from, you can check out our debut EP "Weekends & Holidays" and the singles "Faceless / You & Me", but those are not as representative of who we are as a unit. Those first 2 releases were important for learning about making music and how to create with each other, but it didn't feel like we had our artistic direction figured out until we recorded the album late last year. 

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

Oh yea. We're sitting on a lot of unreleased songs and we're super excited about what our future music is shaping up to be. But we don't have any concrete plans for when or how those will be released just yet. It's mostly in the demo phase.

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

Unfortunately no. We wish we could. As soon as the pandemic is over and live music returns, we will be booking lots of shows to make up for lost time.

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

It's tough to say because the pandemic has really thrown a wrench into our ability to make plans and work towards them. It's very hard to be an independent rock band working on your future when you can't play live shows. So the big plans are to keep writing and demoing music so that we can return to the stage with our best work yet.

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

You can stream Motel Breakfast everywhere that music is available digitally. Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, you name it and we're on it. If you're interested in buying some physical music or merch, check out our bandcamp page (motelbreakfast.bandcamp.com).

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

I want a listener to remember the melody. If we get stuck in your head after your first listen, then the odds are pretty good you're going to want to come back and listen some more.

 


Metal mainstays, recording artists Butcher Babies today release the music video for their new single, “Bottom Of A Bottle”.

The new music video premiered exclusively with Alternative Press who said, “It’s a powerful and ultimately very personal ode to pain and past relationships that speaks of drinking to forget and hoping the hangover keeps the memories at bay a little while longer.”

The video features footage collected over the past decade. The visuals include footage that fans will vibe on including BB on tour, recording, partying, and enjoying life in a band. The song and video “Bottom Of A Bottle” marks the next step for this seasoned band. The sound is a departure from the band’s extreme metal sound but yet borrows elements from that signature and builds on it creating a new breath of fresh air for fans. 

Heidi Shepherd tells Alternative Press, "The way I see it, there’s nothing like sitting with your best friend and spewing your wildest hopes and dreams over some drinks.  Heck, that’s how Carla and I decided to go all-in on this roller coaster. There are those moments where you just need someone to talk to, whether it’s your best friend, your family, or that guy at the end of the bar. During the writing process, I was feeling particularly lonely. In a way, stuck. I think we all were. We were having a hard time feeling motivated or inspired. So we sat down, poured a drink, and watched the sun go down. In that exact moment, with my best friends, that’s all I needed, the inspiration was right with me. I started pouring my emotions onto paper and voilà! A song was born."

Co-frontwoman Carla Harvey continues, “Pain and hurt are inevitable in life, and sometimes it’s you who hurts you, and that’s the absolute worst and calls for the most extreme reaction, in this case guzzling some whiskey. . When it comes to “Bottom Of A Bottle,” I think the pain stemmed more from a time when all of us in the band were feeling like we didn’t know what was next for Butcher Babies. It felt like our career was in a weird limbo, and that it could all implode at any moment. I think we’re over that melancholy hump… But hey, we’ll still drink about it!"

Check out the video HERE.


The most recent and last time seeing Escape The Fate occurred back in the fall of 2018, when the band did their brief "This War Is Ours 10 Year Anniversary Tour", where their sophomore album, featuring new singer Craig Mabbit was performed in full swing on said tour. That was an unforgettable night, it wouldn't be for two years would Escape The Fate be seen live again at least by me. This time around though, things would be a whole lot different. As in the fall of 2019 the corona virus A.K.A. covid-19 would creep into the lives of many, striking down come the next year in 2020, where all live entertainment would somewhat cease to exist.....

Escape The Fate did shy away from performing due to this pandemic crisis, taking time to write and record all new material for their next album, also scheduling in some time to do a live online stream for all to see across the globe. This taking place in the fall of 2020 via Lit Live their live stream performance being held indoors in their own provided stage, capturing the essence of a real concert with lights, fog, smoke, the works! Whilst there was some confusion among the fan base and media with MST VS. PST time, some may have missed some if not all of the band's performance but to those that did capture it, the tracks the band went on to play would include such as "The Flood", "Something", "One For The Money", "This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)", a good amount being off their sophomore release, with later releases as well, including recent and newest single’s "Invincible" and “Walk On”. Throughout the performance there was some delay in loud and low quality from the audio provided. With other moments having their frontman Craig perform his screaming antics rather nicely at times, he did fail on some moments as well, including "The Flood". During the performance the band did interact with the live stream viewers, noticing the chat room as fans talked to the band live! Giving numerous shout outs to family, friends, and other loved one's of course too.



Having seen Escape The Fate a handful of times over the years, including this live stream segment, their performance this night was a good setlist with a performance to back it up, that had some minor lacking quality at times from band and gear, but did bring the live presents in some way that all could enjoy from the comfort of their own living spaces. Perhaps just perhaps, the band will do another live stream performing one of their many albums front to back as they did with at least one a few years back….


SETLIST:

1. Do You Love Me?

2. Ungrateful

3. Gorgeous Nightmare

4. Onto The Next One

5. Invincible

6. Just A Memory

7. Remember Every Scar

8. Something

9. The Flood

10. Issues

11. This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)

12.  One For The Money

13. Broken Heart

14. Walk On


THE DAYLIGHT ORANGE is a little it of everything really. With that the band has released a recent track titled "Squeaky Little Disco", with much more time to write and record newer working's soon enough. There is so much more the band has to say about themselves and the music they create as well.


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

The Daylight Orange has been a revolving door of collaborators for sometime now but it’s beating heart from the start has predominantly been Dan & Matt. We’ve been writing & recording for years since we started experimenting with old 4-tracks plugged together and doing mini-disc remixes for friends. We moved around a bit & I went to London to cut my teeth & do the band thing playing dive bars & the University circuit for a few years which was a lot of fun and got me into a lot of trouble. We reconvened a few years later and hit on an idea to run a bar in a bid to stop hemorrhaging cash on nights out…the bar had to have a rehearsal space and be sympathetic to late night noise & that’s where we fanned the flame for The Daylight Orange & how we ran into Andy. This man hit’s a hard drum and could hold his drink so after a few demos had been passed around we settled in to the rehearsal room in the early hours and it all clicked. We’ve also got a new recruit on Bass called Matt Hombre. He’s a demon & we’ve known him for years but have always been in different bands. Good timing this time. I mean a lot of people play with a lot of different musicians, but when it’s right & you’re buzzing off it and you know you’ve got a little bit of magic…..You’re lucky.

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

Ha. I’ve always liked a “The” in a band name so that part was easy. We’d just got out of the sea after a few hours surfing in a place called Putsborough in North Devon. Late Evening. Exhausted. Elated. Summer vibes flowing. The sun was low in the sky and the whole place was alight and bathed in this beautiful Orange filter. Band name sorted : The Daylight Orange.

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 still based in The South West. I’ve moved out into the sticks not too far from Exeter, Devon. Matt keeps moving as close to the sea as possible to get a dawn patrol surf in & Andy is taking time out in Athens at the moment. The South West is super creative in all the arts and the music scene is testament to that. We’ve got The Cavern Club in Exeter, The Phoenix, as well as some decent large venues and more festivals than you can shake a stick at too! If I had to recommend a decent local band….We used to gig a lot with a local three piece who called themselves “Rocket Baby Dolls” at the time. They back combed hair and rocked some heavy eyeliner…..they go by the name “Muse” now. You should check them out if you haven’t heard of them !

4. How would you describe your style?

Heavy Pop destroyers ? Stoner Pop ? We try to join the dots between 60s Psychedelia,70s bar soaked blues and a dose of 90s Indie for good measure. Itchy grooves that get under your skin like a good carpet burn you know ? I think it’s the sort of music that sounds good in a pair of headphones that is just a little  too loud and they start to rattle your balance a bit.

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

We put out a handful of DIY recordings which got played on BBC Introducing and luckily got on the radar of The Animal Farm Studios in London where we recorded three songs last summer. The most recent release being “Squeaky Little Disco”. We need to sell off the remainder of our record collections and get some more studio time booked ASAP. Expect Heavy drums, Backwards guitars, Bits of Piano in your hair and choruses that will either break your heart or give you the strength of ten bears.

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

Thanks to the unfortunate turn of events the world over if anything positive has come from lockdown it’s having the time to focus on writing, recording, trying new ideas out and dusting off old analog synth’s to plug guitars in for wonky frequencies. Yeah we’ve got some great ones in the bag that need to see the light of day yesterday…

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

Such a bummer as we were really geared up for promoting these songs after we recorded them. We were hungry for it and match fit. We were looking forward to playing some festival dates so much. Every musician and everybody that is part of the music industry is hanging on my the tips of their fingers right now and will all come out fighting. Can you imagine all the new music and fire that will hit the streets when we’re allowed to play live in venues again. It’s going to be massive. It’s going to be as good as it ever was. X 10.

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

We need to get back in the studio as soon as humanly possible and play live music loud shortly after that. Complete vinyl fiends as well so we need to get some Daylight pressed in the very near future. Expect an album. We’ve got a session to record for BBC Introducing coming up so that’s as close as we’re going to get for awhile I think.

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

All major platforms. Available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Soundcloud to stream or you can go retro and buy the single too!

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

Think I’d like the listener to forget where they are for a few minutes and escape and get lost in our Stoner Pop bubble. At loud volume obviously!


Early 90's sounding band SUBLIMINAL LANDMINES have captured the essence of the past, to create a style that is familiar yet fresh. They have an array of content out currently, with the band writing all new music to be released sometime in the future. Like many bands this one hopes to head out and play shows once the time permits, otherwise they plan to just make more music as it see's fitting to them. The band goes into chatter about all of this and then some.


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

We started in 2017 from Grant going around Lafayette posting fliers for a drummer and a bassist needed for a punk band. Found both and went for a solid year after and released a demo album. After that the original bassist, Eric, left and moved to Portland, Oregon and Tony had to leave because of personal reasons. Found a new bassist (Tucker) and new drummer (Lee) and wrote a new EP and played shows throughout 2019 and then Tucker left because of personal reasons so then we had to find another bassist. It hit Lee and Grant pretty hard but then Chris came around and we spent the year writing recording, and releasing our first full length album because we couldn't play any shows this year (Covid-19). All 3 of us have been playing instruments since we were young and now that we are older, we still love to do it and get involved with our fans. We know we aren't the best but we all just want to have fun and make music that people want to hear.

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

So the band name originated in the many vast thoughts that your mind goes through when trying to think of a band name. So Grant always writes songs with a message in it, so that's where the Subliminal part comes into play. Our goal is to blow everyone's mind with our messages and our music so that's where the Landmines part kicks in. Put both of them together and you get Subliminal Landmines. 

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

We are based out of Lafayette, Louisiana in the United States and the music scene down here is mainly hardcore metal or very cajun and indie music. It's definitely not the city for Punk music even though we originated here but that can change! If there were any bands that I would recommend from this area it would have to be Ole English and The Posts. They both kick some major ass.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is more like an early 90's grunge/skate punk sound. We get compared a lot to early 90's Green Day or even Rancid which is pretty accurate considering who our influences are.

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

So far, we have a Self Recorded demo, an Ep, and a full length studio album out right now. The quality of the self recorded demo isn't the greatest but when you listen to the EP and the album, get ready to get your mind racing and rock the fuck out. Some of the songs can get emotional but for the most part we like to throw down and get crazy and it shows through our songs.

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

Currently Grant and Chris are writing new music on their own time and we plan to record it at some point but we just released a full length album so we  plan to promote it and play it throughout the states next year. We do plan on maybe releasing an EP sometime next year though. (;

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

When it comes to tours and shows, Covid-19 kind of ruined that for us but it gave us a chance to write the album. Next year we plan to tour throughout some of the states where we can get a gig scheduled depending on the rules and laws bars and venues have because of the virus.

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

When it comes to the future as a band, we just plan to make more music, play more shows, sell more merch and help everyone realize one step at a time that it's ok to do what you love and be yourself, It doesn't matter what people think. We don't plan to separate or slow down anytime soon.

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

Our music is available for streaming on Spotify, Deezer, and YouTube. And you can purchase it on Bandcamp, Apple Music, and Reverbnation (and etc).

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

If we had to choose what people remembered the most when hearing our music for the first time, it would have to be the nostalgia behind it. Take them back to the past when things were more simple and new. Not necessarily be the same but give them the old school vibe that we all grew up on and get them back listening to the type of music that they used to. Life is stressful these days and we all know we love to reminisce on the goode ole days. 


Melodic heavy metallers EDEN ECHO have their debut EP out with their follow-up full-length debut expected by the end of this year 2020! They want to become a world class heavy metal band and play shows as soon as possible! With that, the band discusses a lot about their time together and the music they have made together too.


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

We began out of a mutual obsession (Between our Drummer Ty and Guitar/Vocalist Matt) with the heavy metal and rock legends like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin… almost three years have passed since then and now we’re well on our way to carving out a sound of our own novel design.

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

Eden Echo is named after a song by one of Matt’s (Guitar/Vocals/Lyrics) most beloved artists/records, but that’s all I’d like to say about that, I highly recommend anyone interested look for 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?

Out of Kelowna, BC, Canada… We are so proud and thankful of our small, but integral metal scene, I’d be proud to recommend bands like Pharm, Apollyon, Arkenfire, Living Machines and I could go on! 

4. How would you describe your style?

Melodic Heavy Metal, its really a blend of our varied tastes and preferences… We’ve got heavy guitars, retro-inspired drumming and plenty of melodic vocals, harsh vocals, progressive elements. Mostly its about creating something at once dark, powerful and beautiful.

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

We’ve released our 4-song EP “Kingdom in the Shadow”, by the end of 2020 we’ll have released our debut LP “Hourglass” across all platforms, listeners can expect a dramatic improvement across all dimensions! 

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

(N/A).

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

For the time being, like most others we are on hold but as soon as circumstances allow we plan to make great strides in this area.

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

To become a world class heavy metal band of course.

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

Across all platforms and soon from our website www.edenechoband.com.

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

A sense of awe, meaning, wonder and magic.


Having been together since forming back in 2014, Czech rock band CORPULENT PROVOCATEUR have their debut album out, with a couple of single's out as well, including an all new single released recently with new material in the works too! Besides that the band hopes to play shows and tour the world sooner or later! The band expresses themselves so much in the chat below.


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

Three years ago, Josef (lead singer, guitarist) and Jiří (bass player) already had a band, but their drummer decided to leave. So Josef called Tomáš, a drummer he knew from other bands, and kidnapped him out of town. Tomáš was confused, but on receipt of a can of beer and a demo of unreleased songs set to maximum volume, he answered the simple question of "Will you be our drummer or what?“ with a resounding "Yes" and that was it.

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

The name is based on the name of the shop for fat cowboys in the episode of Simpsons, where Homer is the artist manager of a country singer.

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 Czech Republic. We live in Pardubice, which is a hundred kilometers from Prague. The music scene around here is pretty cool. There are some talented young bands, like The Atavists and The MayRevolution.

4. How would you describe your style?

Alt rock trio with rapid funk rhythms and a grunge badge printed deep inside. 

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

We have one self-released album from 2017. For the current releases we teamed up with The Animal Farm Music in London, where we recorded 4 singles with producers Ville Leppanen and Craig Smith. Three of the singles are currently out, supported by music videos. The fourth, called Test, is out soon. The video is out now! https://youtu.be/kfMFhERwDfo.

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

Yes, sure. We are constantly working on new material.

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

Due to the current situation it is not possible. We tour a lot in Central Europe, but all our shows were cancelled. It sucks, because we were to be touring in England this autumn, as well. Neverminded. We'll keep working on the music and looking forward to shows hopefully in a short time.

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

In a few years we want to have a world tour with some cool support bands like Foo Fighters, Chili Peppers or Pearl Jam....

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

You can find us on any streaming platform, like Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music. https://open.spotify.com/artist/26Jh5meWg5eDOUSWBXN8Cv?si=eBZeRIxmQyamFMWG1LPN7w.

Swing by on Facebook to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/corpulentprovocateur.

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

Hopefully some energy which they can relate to.


"Pleine Noirceur" is the upcoming album from Canadian grindcore champions Fuck The Facts. Set for release on November 20th via their very own label Noise Salvation, the full length follows their 2015 Juno nominated "Desire Will Rot". "Pleine Noirceur" continues right where the band left off, offering up another slab of their patented “bastardized” grindcore full of all the twists and turns that fans have come to expect.

Leading up to the record's deliverance, the trio has previewed songs "Ailleurs", "Dropping Like Flies", "Everything I Love Is Ending" and the album's title track. Today, just days away from "Pleine Noirceur" discharging to headphones and speakers around the globe, the band is sharing their latest single "An Ending", the second last closer on the album.

Guitarist Topon Das adds: "This song deviates from the more grindcore and head-bashing tunes on the record to show more of our melodic side. Not referenced as often, but the early days of bands like Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Enchantment & Cemetary definitely had a strong influence on my writing as well. There's a dark and depressing feel to the song that really embodies the theme of the whole album." 

Listen to "An Ending" via its premiere on NoCleanSinging HERE.


After teasing fans for days on social media, Los Angeles rockers Black Veil Brides are releasing a new single and video for the track “Scarlet Cross.” The song comes from the band’s upcoming 2021 concept album The Phantom Tomorrow – the band’s sixth full-length album. The album tells the story of the antihero character “The Blackbird” and a group of societal outcasts known as simply as “The Phantom Tomorrow.” The first single “Scarlet Cross” – produced by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Dance Gavin Dance, Bush) and guitarist Jake Pitts – is available via all digital partners today. 

The video for “Scarlet Cross” was directed by longtime collaborator Patrick Fogarty and based on a concept written by frontman Andy Biersack. The video was filmed on the Santa Clarita Studios backlot and is the first in a series of videos that will follow the story of the main character “The Blackbird.”. The video opens as a female member of “The Phantom Tomorrow” takes to the streets only to be discovered and followed. As things get dire, the “The Blackbird” arrives only to fade to black. Shot to look like an old school comic book serial, the video ends with the cliffhanger tease leaving the viewer unsure of the fate of the heroine or her attackers. The video for “Scarlet Cross” can be seen here: http://smarturl.it/scarletcross.

“We are incredibly excited to share not only this new song ‘Scarlet Cross,’ but also our vision for the world of “The Phantom Tomorrow” and its characters. We are in the final stages of writing for this record and have begun work on our forthcoming “The Phantom Tomorrow” graphic novel. We intend to continue to share elements of the story in the coming months and can’t wait for everyone to see what we have been working on!”

Black Veil Brides are hard at work putting the finishing touches on the upcoming album The Phantom Tomorrow– scheduled for release via Sumerian Records in 2021. More information on the latest musical creation from Andy Biersack, Jake Pitts, Jinxx, Lonny Eagleton and Christian Coma will be available in the near future.


 Papa Roach announces today the upcoming release of their second collection of hit singles entitled “Greatest Hits Vol. 2 - The Better Noise Years.” The album, due out March 19, 2021, is comprised of 12 of the band’s top 10 Hits released between 2010 to 2019. The set includes 21 tracks including 3 unreleased remixes and 2 unreleased acoustic recordings recorded Live at the YouTube Studios in NYC.   The set also features a guest appearance by Danny Warsnop (vocalist of ASKING ALEXANDRIA) on the track “Broken As Me.” The original version of the song was recorded for Papa Roach’s 2015 album F.E.A.R.   The band noted, “We wanted to commemorate the last 10 years of our journey with this special collection of the music that got us here.” The collection is available for pre-order now on all streaming sites.

First single and video “The Ending (Remastered 2020)” is out.  The song will be featured in the motion picture ”THE RETALIATORS.”  The film is a horror thriller, and the music video includes footage from the movie. Jacoby Shaddix, Papa Roach’s lead singer, also makes his acting debut in a crucial role in the 2021 picture. “When I heard about this film last year, I spoke to the creative team and I felt I had a vehicle to see if I could expand my range as an artist.  Truly, I couldn’t have imagined how much I enjoyed this experience and can’t wait to find another film in the future,” explained Shaddix.  He appears alongside a diverse cast, which includes Michael Lombardi (FX’s Rescue Me, The Deuce), Marc Menchaca (Ozark, Black Mirror, The Sinner) and Joseph Gatt (Ray Donovan, Game of Thrones, Banshee, Dumbo) in the high-octane horror thriller.

Lombardi, who is also a Co-Producer on the film, says of Shaddix’s acting in the role of Quinn Brady “I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought he might be good because he’s a great storyteller with his songs, but I was truly blown away by his performance as an actor. I found Jacoby to be incredibly focused and committed! He was never afraid to jump off that cliff. For example, he and I had a scene together where his character has to slap me, pull my hair and lick my face. Lucky for me we only needed two takes, because he 100% went for it. I had a red, smacked, wet face when the director yelled cut.  He’s a beast!”

Papa Roach has remained relevant since their debut in 2000.  Now 20 years in, the band currently has over 8 Million monthly listeners on Spotify with total streaming numbers into the billions.  Papa Roach has released 21 Top 5 singles over the course of their distinguished career - 12 of which are included in the new Greatest Hits collection from the past 10 years. “Help” the band’s 2017 release has just been certified GOLD by the RIAA, selling over 500,000 copies in the United States alone.


TRACKLISTING:

1.   Born For Greatness (Remastered 2020)                          

2.   Help (Remastered 2020)                                                   

3.   Elevate (Remastered 2020)                                  

4.   Come Around (Remastered 2020)                                                

5.   Broken As Me (feat. Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria)*

6.   Falling Apart (Remastered 2020)

7.   Who Do You Trust? (Remastered 2020)              

8.   Gravity (feat. Maria Brink) (Remastered 2020)

9.   American Dreams (Remastered 2020)                             

10.  Face Everything and Rise (Remastered 2020)    

11.  Periscope (feat. Skylar Grey) (Remastered 2020)

12.  Still Swingin’ (Remastered 2020)                         

13.  The Ending (Remastered 2020)                                       

14.  Burn (Remastered 2020)                                                 

15.  Kick In The Teeth (Remastered 2020)                              

16.  Elevate (Aelonia Remix)*                                

17. Help (Aelonia Remix)*                      

18. Born for Greatness (Cymek Remix)     *                             

19. Top of the World (Aelonia Remix)*              

20. Face Everything and Rise (Live Acoustic) *                                  

21. Leader of the Broken Hearts (Live Acoustic)*

* - previously unreleased


Experimentalist singer DINAH KING has a style truly her own. She has been hard at work at what will be her debut EP. She is so thrilled for all to hear it and share it as well. New material will be made with shows and touring to follow come this next year! Dinah herself, talks of all plus more!


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

I have always sang. Ever since I can remember I would stand up in front of my family and sing songs from Disney films, memorizing every word and practicing constantly... my poor wee mama! Music was a big feature at home with myself and my 3 siblings playing every instrument known to man... again, my poor mama! I started singing in my local church age 14 - quickly stepping in to lead the music programmed there at 16. When producer Jimmy (Funeral Fires front man) asked me to work on a few songs with him after a 10 year hiatus, I was over the moon! Then Covid-19 hit the world so with a lot more time on my hands, what started as me singing a few backing harmonies for Jimmy became Dinah King and what you hear now. 

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

The name is a mash up of some of my favorite things - King is for my favorite author, Stephen King and Dinah is the name of the cat in Alice in Wonderland, my favorite book. 

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 am based out of Glasgow. The scene here is eclectic which suits the style of what I’m trying to create. My favorite local bands at the moment are, of course, Funeral Fires and Fatherson. Both amazing live and really immerse you into their world for a time when you hear them. When they walk on stage the whole place takes notice. 

4. How would you describe your style?

This is the hardest question I’ve been asked and I still haven’t been able to answer it! There’s a bit of a bluesy sound, soft rock... some of my songs are laced with the most stunning cello pieces which bring a beautiful atmosphere.  Ultimately, I don’t know! I need all of you listening to decide and tell me so I have an answer for the next time I’m asked!

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

This is my debut EP and I am so excited to share it with everyone. The whole thing is peppered with lyrics that refer to my life so I hope everyone can feel the emotion that went into it.  

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

We’ve already started writing my next album which I’m aiming to release in the summer 2021. It’s already sounding awesome with some really bluesy, upbeat tones.

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

We’re so saddened by the effect that Covid-19 has had on the industry but totally want to keep our fans safe so I will be performing shows as soon as the world regains some normality and the restrictions are lifted. I will be touring next year. Watch this space! 

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

The second album is in the works and plans are being made around shows and touring next year. My current plans are to simply see where the music leads me.

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

Dinah King’s music will be available on most streaming platforms from mid-December. You can hear tasters of some of the tracks from my EP "Eyepennies" through my website www.dinahking.com.

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

I want listeners to really listen to the lyrics, especially in John Wayne Gacy Jnr and Cocaine & Abel. These tracks have been curated to tell a story. A sad but reflective story that everyone can relate to. Most of all I want the music to be enjoyed and I hope we’ve been able to bring something to listeners that makes them feel something beautiful.

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