October 2021


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

Emotion mixed with swag mixed with overdrive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

Check out the new single HERE.


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

Check out the concert video below:

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

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



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

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

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

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

 


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

Check out the album below:

https://sagreveht.bandcamp.com/releases

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

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



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

Check out the single here:

https://skeletonscreen.bandcamp.com/releases

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



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

Check out the album here:

https://nuummite.bandcamp.com/

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

4. How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1st an EP then Coachella 2022 is the goal.

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

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

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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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

We are based out of Winnipeg Manitoba which is right in the middle of Canada. Not many acts make it from here. But the ones that do make it, make it for good reason.

4. How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Modernized band HANEKE TWINS has been around for a while now, fusing their style of music to be dark yet modern. With such style, they have a couple of releases out and about, with new music always in the works! The band talks of the pandemic and music!


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

Haneke Twins was founded in 2018 by two Greek-born scientists, vocalist/bassist Paschalis Vichoudis and guitarist Stefanos Leontsinis. Working on experimental physics at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, the two of us discovered we were both fans of Interpol, Mars Volta, Bauhaus, The Cure and Opeth, just to name a few. After recording our debut EP with the help of our friends Costas Verigas and Kostas Zabos (from the Greek post-rock band Afformance), we formed a 5-piece line-up for our first live shows in Switzerland and Greece back in 2019. Early 2021 we drafted in fellow CERN scientists Andrés G. Delannoy (guitars, from Puerto-Rico), Paul Aspell (bass, from England) and Emil Koulouris (drums, from Greece) to complete Haneke Twins. With five PhDs between us, some might say we are the band with the most doctorate degrees in the world!

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

The name of the band is a homage to the great Austrian filmmaker, and more specifically to his masterpiece "White Ribbon", a film with unbelievable suspense without a single note of music! Our dream is — one day — to compose a soundtrack for it. You may ask what about “Twins”? We’ll let you watch the film and find out!

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 Geneva, Switzerland. Even though not widely known, Geneva is the post-punk Mecca of Switzerland, somehow similar to the concentration of modern post-punk artists in Bristol, UK. Raskolnikov, Future Faces and Grey Lipsare some of the local bands worth a listen, all leaning towards the cold-wave side of post-punk.

4. How would you describe your style?

Razor sharp guitars blended with hauntingly abrasive vocals, served ice-cold in dark and smokey underground clubs. Shaken, not stirred! We draw our inspiration from a large variety of post-punk/new-wave bands, along with modern post-punk revival and math-rock artists.

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

Funnily enough — in our career so far — we have published hundreds of articles in scientific journals, far outweighing our musical releases. Our debut 5-track eponymous EP was self-released in autumn 2018 and had a very positive reception by independent media and curators (including the mighty Eric Alper). And only a few days ago The Animal Farm (UK) released Astronaut, our 7-track mini-LP. Soundwise, you should expect exactly what our motto describes as “dark undertones with glimpses of light”. Lyrically, we typically deal with social, political and psychological subjects.

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

One of the “positives” of the pandemic — if any — is that it allowed us enough time to concentrate on new material. At this moment, we have about 20 compositions in our “drawer” and we are currently in the process of selecting which ones to include in our first full-length album. 

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

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, more than 15 of our shows have been cancelled, and the situation is still not very clear. Despite that very difficult situation, we still have a few dates to announce, so stay tuned! One thing we know for sure is that we cannot wait anymore to get back on stage!

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

As mentioned earlier, we are working for our first full-length album, hoping to record it sometime in 2022. Our plan is to reach a broader audience and play some major venues and festivals by 2023. 

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

You can find our music in the most popular streaming platforms such as Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music etc. 

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

Making music and working full-time in domains unrelated to the music industry is not mutually exclusive!

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