February 2023


"20 years ago I stood in line after school at our local record store ,On Cue, to purchase a record that would inevitably change my life, ILL NIÑO's Confession!  I learned all the songs back to back to sing with my first band ever. Fast forward 20 years later, I'm singing for the band I grew up idolizing, and relearning the songs that were the soundtrack of so many of our teenage years! I look forward to celebrating 20 years of Confession with all the fans, and ready to bring you the best NIÑO show you have ever seen. See you guys in the pit!" - Marcos Leal, ILL NIÑO 

"I remember every detail while recording, and co producing this album Confession with my brother, iconic producer Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath). While recording Confession, I never realized it would become ILL NIÑO's biggest, and most successful release to date. Confession is angry, dark, and beautiful. I am proud to bring everyone the 20 Year Anniversary of Confession!!  Come celebrate with us." - Dave Chavarri, ILL NIÑO 

“I must confess, we're honored to hit the road with ILL NIÑO and be part of the 20 Year Anniversary Tour for Confession! I've always loved that album! Speaking of albums, we have a brand new one titled Devil's Got You Dreamin' coming out April 21, via Sumerian Records! Our new single "Lose It" is available everywhere now! “ - Justin McCain, Through Fire

Dropout Kings are tentatively set to release their new album on April 7th, 2023 via Suburban Noize Records. “We are excited to hit the road with ILL NIÑO to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Confession. They have an electrifying live show and I’m hyped to be able to watch it every night” - Adam Ramey, Dropout Kings


5/4/2023 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans

5/5/2023 - Winchester, VA - Blue Fox Billiards

5/6/2023 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

5/7/2023 - Horseheads, NY - The L

5/9/2023 - Mechanicsburg, PA - Lovedraft's

5/10/2023 - Pittsburgh, PA - Crafthouse

5/11/2023 - Lakewood, OH - Winchester Music Tavern

5/12/2023 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop

5/13/2023 - Angola, IN - Eclectic Room

5/14/2023 - Joliet, IL - The Forge

5/16/2023 - Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theatre

5/17/2023 - Belvidere, IL - The Apollo Theater

5/18/2023 - Omaha NE - The Waiting Room

5/19/2023 - Sioux Falls, SD - Bigs Bar

5/20/2023 - Billings, MT - The Pub Station

5/21/2023 - Great Falls, MT - The Newberry

5/23/2023 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater

5/24/2023 - Colorado Springs, CO - Sunshine Studios

5/25/2023 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater

5/26/2023 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge

5/27/2023 - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse

5/30/2023 - Lubbock, TX - Jakes

5/31/2023 - Corpus Christi, TX - House Of Rock

6/1/2023 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live

6/2/2023 - San Antonio, TX - The Rock Box

6/3/2023 - Fort Worth, TX - The Rail Club

6/4/2023 - Tyler, TX - Country River Club

Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of Atlanta, Georgia's highly experimental, progressive death metal band, Dååth.

"After 12 years on hiatus, we agreed that if we're bringing DÅÅTH back, we're doing it right. That's why we're so excited to announce that we've signed to our dream label, Metal Blade! From day one, they understood and backed our vision for the future, have an inextinguishable passion for the genre, an incredible staff, and are one of the reasons Metal is on the map and thriving. We're excited to add to the growing metal history Slagel & Co have forged with unstoppable determination. DÅÅTH signing to Metal Blade couldn't be a better pairing - we're taking this to its full potential, letting nothing and nobody stand in our way. If you're not going all out, what's the point?" - Dååth

Check out the single No Rest No End HERE and go to metalblade.com/daath to see where you can stream or purchase the track.

ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN absorb the icy emotion of their surroundings in a hard-hitting hybrid of heavy metal proficiency, metalcore intensity, and skyscraping melodic sensibility. The group channel this energy on their second full-length offering, Kingdom Undone which will be unleashed on May 26th via Nuclear Blast Records.

“After many obstacles and times of uncertainty we are reenergized, refocused and ready to finally show the world what we have been working on! Kingdom Undone is Arrival Of Autumn firing on all cylinders. This is our masterpiece and we can’t wait to play these songs for you on the road!”

The band set the stage with the incendiary fretwork and pummeling drums that erupts throughout “Scars.”. The contagious melody will lead listeners on an energetic journey that will leave them shouting along  “Why don’t you show your scars?” 

Jamison Friesen adds, “We are very excited to release the first track off our upcoming album Kingdom Undone! Scars is about being real with the people around you and to stop pretending to be something you’re not. It doesn’t matter what’s on the outside, it’s about having the courage not to hide who you are! We look forward to playing it on our upcoming tours!”

Watch the video for "Scars" here: https://youtu.be/WBgqZiYlWr0.

Australian Metalcore band ENGRAVED released their new single "Wake Up". The single was recorded by Van Leucia and mixed/mastered by Dean Hadjichristou.

Check out the single linked below:


ENGRAVED was formed in 2020 at Sydney, Australia by Julio Criscolo (vocals), Daniel Varvarian (guitar), Andy Duschek (guitar), Phil Capewell (bass) and Jake Griffiths (drums). Cementing their foothold on the Australian metal circuit as a band on the come up, the band have received support from audiences and industry alike following the release of their debut EP "Unleashed" in 2022. 

Australian Progressive/Thrash Metal band Inter Alia released their new album "Existential". The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Scott JT Ransom at Dark Matter Studio.

Check out the new album linked below:


Inter Alia was formed in 2017 at Tasmania, Australia by multi instrumentalist Scott JT Ransom as a one-man project. During this time the band released 13 full length albums and 9 EP's.

Rockers LOST DOGS OF ULTIMO have had several songs released just last year, with a lot more in the works and other projects in the works as well. The rest of the plan is just to focus on growing and keep being creative with releasing music!

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

Pauli V Guitar Bass Loops Vocals is the main member writing and recording the songs and has been playing recording in bands around Australia.

Growing up in Manchester UK as the Punk explosion kicked in moving back to Oz with a bag of records and a desire to play. Joining  Bits Of Kids, Tunes With A Twist, Big Home Orchestra and The Crushed Puppets.                                                                                                                                          

Neil Johnson Drums Mixing Production played in Sydney bands The Craven Fops & Even As We Speak. 

Ric Newell Vocals Keyboard engineer Producer played in Big Home Orchestra currently with The Emotional Park Vandals.

Phaedra Gunn aka Madam Nightingale Melbourne performance artist and Vocalist.

Marlow Johnson Mixing Pre Production.

Liam Field Electro Technical engineer Photographer Activist.

Always looking for other collaborators.

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

Meeting Living and playing in a suburb of Sydney called Ultimo which was a Hub for musicians and artists and activists we connected played and  worked in bands and rehearsal / recording studios together then went on our separate journey before individually collaborating on the Lost Dogs Of Ultimo project.

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

Lost Dogs Of Ultimo is based in Melbourne Australia with some collaborators living in Byron Bay, Bathurst. Melbourne has a dynamic eclectic music scene pumping right now My favorite bands are The Wolfpack The Stripp and The Miffs and $inikill all these bands could rip up any stage around the world on any festival.

4. How would you describe your style?

The Lost Dogs Of Ultimo started playing Surf rock instrumentals then getting  to work on our other  passions bringing collective influences of Punk Reggae Hip Hop Loops and a hint of Funk  and themes of Mental Health  Death and  Life.

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

Releasing tracks every month in 2022 including Rasta Cowboy Digging For Bones,  Hey Yeah, Its On That Beat Bulwara Road, Death Just Another Day and Driving The Rhythm Of My Mind.

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

Yes The 2023 project is called Smells Like and we are  releasing  cover versions of songs that inspired and influenced the musical development of our journey as artists and activists  The first release in January was The MC5s Looking At You this is  followed by Junior Murvin and The Clash Police and Thieves out in March then X Ray Specks Identity.

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

Currently have no tours planned yet but waiting on some opportunities just round the corner. We are very busy always in the studio or going out supporting live music and festivals.

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

The plan is to keep as creative and authentic as possible while celebrating the influences that have inspired us and acknowledging those that have come before us and celebrating the next generation of artist and activist that are currently emerging.

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

Bandcamp is the best place to buy music from Us or any artist but we are on all streaming services Spotify Soundcloud YouTube etc.

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

I would love listeners to hear My influences in music composition and  production that I have absorbed on this journey I Love Paul Simmonen and Jah Wobble as bass players also Alan Vega and Suicide as experimental artists. Get a feel of how  how I have expressed those in this  music to give it its own sound with little storyline that’s tucked neatly in the chord changes. Don’t over think it try to feel it.

Rock n' rollers BLOTTER have one debut EP as well as a debut album! Their sophomore album is expected just around the corner too! No plans on playing live as of yet, but an upcoming website, merch, music videos and more. The band discusses all of this below.

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

BLOTTER currently consists of three core members: Timmy Pollock, on lead and rhythm guitar. Trey Bennett, on lead and rhythm guitar. And Jimbo Wainwright, on bass guitar. Between the three of us we all share lead and backup vocal duties. BLOTTER is actually a family affair because we're all cousins! Timmy and Jimbo have been playing together for over 15 years with Trey joining a little over 10 years ago following the departure of our last rhythm guitar player. We started as a cover band playing songs we just loved growing up, and it eventually evolved into us writing all our own music. 

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

Originally we were called The Rock Grommets, since we're from the beach and liked surfing, but that didn't really roll off the tongue or was very memorable. Eventually we decided we had to make a name change, and sat down one day at a mutual friend's house to discuss it. After an undisclosed amount of beers and racking our brains someone came up with the idea of "what if we went with BLOTTER, like the paper they put LSD on?," and we just really liked it. Thus BLOTTER 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?

Currently we are based out of Newport and Manteo, North Carolina in the United States of America. Being from Eastern North Carolina where we're famous for our beaches there is a lot of beach music, country artists, folk music, and reggae bands around. However, there are many other groups that play rock, metal, hip hop, etc. It really is pretty diverse. A few we've worked with and recommend are Solace Betrayal, Monjah, Bonham Heights, and Waking Tera.

4. How would you describe your style?

We've always had trouble describing our exact style. Rock and roll has always been the answer we've given. Our heroes include bands like KISS, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Cheap Trick, and many others. You always want to emulate your heroes, so we try to use elements in our music from bands like that.

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

So far we have one EP, American Underdogs, and one full length album, Wet Wild n' Nasty. People can expect from us that we always give it our all when writing, recording, and performing; we're always trying to improve our craft!

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

Absolutely! Our newest album, New Horizon, is due out in March of 2023! Plans for the rest of the year include a new acoustic EP we're really excited to begin work on, and another record we plan to begin recording later this year.

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

Most of our time and energy recently has been spent working on new music, so we haven't played many shows lately, but the last show we played while recording our new album was in January opening for The Midnight Devils and Enuff Z' Nuff! We had an absolute blast with that show and have just recently finished our last session for the new record, so we're beginning to line up some shows for the summer. Anyone interested in our future shows can find the information at any of our social media sites.

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

Most importantly we're working on building our catalog. We have so many songs we have written that we want to work on and record. Our next project is an acoustic EP that we've talked about for years, and we're absolutely stoked to begin recording it! Other than that there is plans for new merchandise, music videos, a new band website with online merch store, and of course getting back out to play live.

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

You can find our music on YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Soundcloud, and Reverbnation. Merchandise can be bought by messaging us through our social media accounts or our email address.

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

We are a DIY band! We write, record, produce, mix, and master all our own music! We hope you enjoy it!

GOATWHORE will return to US stages this Spring supporting Eyehategod. The 30 Years Of Take As Needed For Pain run begins April 8th in Atlanta, Georgia and makes its way through nearly two dozen cities, coming to a close on April 29th in Denton, Texas. The following month, GOATWHORE will make an appearance at the first annual Hell In The Harbor Fest in Baltimore, Maryland and the return of the Milwaukee Metal Fest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with additional shows to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed dates below.


2/10/2023 Travbendo - Paris, FR

2/11/2023 The Black Lab - Lille, FR

2/12/2023 Islington Assembly Hall - London, GB

2/13/2023 Rebellion - Manchester, GB

2/14/2023 Whelan's - Dublin, IE

2/15/2023 Asylum - Birmingham, GB

2/16/2023 The Fleece - Bristol, GB

2/17/2023 Zappa - Antwerp, BG

2/18/2023 Kulturzentrum Faust - Hannover, DE

w/ Eyehategod:

4/08/2023 Boggs - Atlanta, GA

4/09/2023 Brass Mug - Tampa, FL

4/10/2023 Trolley Pub - Charleston, SC

4/11/2023 Hangar 1819 - Greensboro, NC

4/12/2023 Riffhouse - Chesapeake, VA

4/13/2023 Monarch - Brooklyn, NY

4/14/2023 Geno's - Portland, ME

4/16/2023 Middle East - Boston, MA

4/17/2023 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY

4/18/2023 Sanctuary - Detroit, MI

4/19/2023 Mr. Small's - Pittsburgh, PA

4/20/2023 Ace Of Cups - Columbus, OH

4/22/2023 Black Circle - Indianapolis, IN

4/23/2023 Turf Club - St Paul, MN

4/24/2023 Nightshop - Bloomington, IL

4/25/2023 Wildwood - Iowa City, IA

4/26/2023 Royal Grove - Lincoln, NE

4/27/2023 Red Flag - St. Louis, MO

4/28/2023 Rev Room - Little Rock, AR

4/29/2023 Rubber Gloves - Denton, TX

5/26/2023 Milwaukee Metal Fest @ The Rave - Milwaukee, WI

5/28/2023 Hell In The Harbor Fest @ Soundstage - Baltimore, MD * No Eyehategod

The undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal, AMON AMARTH, will join Ghost on their US Summer tour this August!

The Re-Imperatour USA 2023 will commence on August 2nd at Concord Pavilion in Sacramento, California and run through a total of twenty-six cities, closing on September 9th at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater in Phoenix, Arizona. The latest journey follows AMON AMARTH's ultra-successful Great Heathen North American headlining trek last Fall which included arena stops in Los Angeles and Montreal as well as a cover spot of Pollstar Magazine at the close of the tour.

Comments the band, "We are pleased to announce AMON AMARTH are joining fellow Swedes Ghost for another raid this summer across the US this August. Sharpen your axes and fasten your shields as we blaze across America sacking your cities and converting the survivors to join the Great Heathen Army! See you at the shows!"


8/02/2023 Concord Pavilion - Sacramento, CA

8/04/2023 White River Amphitheater - Auburn, WA

8/05/2023 Northern Quest Amphitheater - Spokane, WA

8/07/2023 USANA Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT

8/08/2023 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre - Englewood, CO

8/11/2023 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater - St Louis, MO

8/12/2023 American Family Insurance Amphitheater - Milwaukee, WI

8/14/2023 Pine Knob Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI

8/15/2023 Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island - Chicago, IL

8/16/2023 PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH

8/18/2023 St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview - Syracuse, NY

8/19/2023 Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA

8/20/2023 Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater - Bridgeport, CT

8/22/2023 TCU Amphitheater - Indianapolis, IN

8/23/2023 The Pavilion at Star Lake - Burgettstown, PA

8/24/2023 Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA

8/25/2023 Freedom Mortgage Pavilion - Camden, NJ

8/27/2023 Ascend Amphitheater - Nashville, TN

8/29/2023 CCNB Amphitheater at Heritage Park - Simpsonville, SC

8/30/2023 Daily's Place - Jacksonville, FL

8/31/2023 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL

9/02/2023 Cynthia Woods Pavilion Amphitheater - Houston, TX

9/03/2023 Germania Insurance Amphitheater - Austin, TX

9/05/2023 The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory - Irving, TX

9/07/2023 Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM

9/08/2023 Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater - Phoenix, AZ

Young Medicine are back with their latest metalcore infused synthwave meets emo single "Hold On To Anything."

Pushing further into the metal genre than they have in the past "Hold On To Anything" is a study of a classic anime trope of revenge. It comes complete with the emotional peaks and valleys with introspective verse and fierce chorus sections that Young Medicine has come to be known for. The track features heavy metalcore guitar riffs balanced with throwback synth melodies, vigorous drumming, and topped off with with Evan Kappelman on Saxophone for a unique finish that only Young Medicine can deliver. The group’s unmistakable style has never sounded better as they continue to lay the explosive groundwork for their upcoming album. Stay tuned.

"'Hold on to Anything' is built around that classic anime trope of finally getting your revenge after having been wronged, but having to become the villain to do so," explains Young Medicine. "Musically we went further into the metal background instrumentation than we have on some other songs, but found a good excuse to bring back our long time collaborator, Evan, to lay down some sax to spice up the finale of the track."

Rising synthwave rockers Young Medicine pull the best from diverse genres to build a carefully constructed music identity that defies simple categorization. Thumping double-bass beats and crunchy guitar riffs hammer out hard-hitting rhythms while chorus lines partner with sparkling retro synth tones for a stunning mix of audio ideas. If synthwave and metal got together and started a boy band, the result might sound something like Young Medicine, who have put themselves on the map as pioneers for a new era by bringing rockstar swagger to the retrowave movement. 

"Hold On To Anything" is out now on all platforms from FiXT. Check out the track over HERE.

American Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band Oshian released their new EP "Losing Grip". The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Hayden Calhoun at "Darkside Audio Studios" in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Check out the EP linked below:


Oshian was formed in 2012 at Campbelltown, Pennsylvania by Justin Adam (Guitar), Andrew Myles (Guitar), Alyssa Martin (Bass) and Zach Seiger (Drums). In July of 2018 the band released a full length "Argument Of Fools" along with 2 music videos.

American Stoner Metal band Supersonic Dragon Wagon released their new single  "Ship of Fools". The release was recorded, mixed and mastered at the "Space Base Audio Laboratory" in San Diego by David Russell.

Check out the new single linked below:


Supersonic Dragon Wagon was formed in 2012 at San Diego, California by Dave Russell (vocals/guitars), Sean Knierim (bass), and Roy Belarmino (drums). The band released 5 full-length albums, and these days is working on the next one that will be released in 2023.

Photograph by Karaome

JRock band BRIDEAR went out on tour back in 2022, during which they would record one of their performances, creating what would become their upcoming live album titled "Aegis Of London... Live!". This idea coming from their record company, they thought the time was right, hence forth also being actively for the last 10 years didn't hurt either and showed a document of growth. A couple of the band members talked of this album, fans, shows, and even anime straight out of Japan!

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that? 

KIMI: When I formed the band with HARU, we liked the phrase “Dear Bride”. We turned the words around so they flowed into each other. 

2. Why did you want to play the genre that you do?

KIMI: I love many genres of music but hard rock and heavy metal really resonated with me. I loved Helloween, In Flames, and many others. 

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

KIMI: Not really. I met HARU at a party in Fukuoka (our hometown) and we were in other bands. We had similar ideas so we decided to form an all-female band. Then we found the others. 

4. What has influenced your sound and style?

KIMI: Hard rock and heavy metal of course, but also a lot of the J-rock and and J-pop we listen to. Anime and game music has some influence. 

5. Back in 2022 as a part of the "Decide to Survive Tour" you went and recorded a live album out in London's Boston Music Room, this album titled "Aegis Of London… Live!". So why was this tour the time to record this live album?

KIMI: It was an idea from Setsuzoku Records to capture the energy of our live shows. Also, Bridear has been active for 10 years so it’s a document of growth. The time is also right with the passion of our fans growing every tour and we had such good songs on this album to showcase. 

6. How does this live album "Aegis Of London… Live!" differ from the 2018 DVD release “2018 MARCASITE”?

KIMI: We have grown a lot since then. We have new members and are on a new path internationally. So it differs a lot in showing how our fans overseas are supporting Bridear and how we have grown.

7. Has BRIDEAR had their music featured in any Japanese programming anime, TV, film etc. IF not would you?

KIMI: Our song ‘The Moment’ was on the soundtrack to the anime Kengan Ashura.

8. How would you say you differ from other bands and artists on the scene?

MIKI: We do not mimic the genre. I think we use elements of JPop in our melodies and chord progressions which gives us a different sound and mix with the hard rock and heavy metal. 

9. The band has had it's line-up changes over time, so how do you go about finding a new member that you know clicks with the band and meshes well with your music?

KIMI: We audition and seek the best players. We see how they play the songs in their own way but stay true to the song at the same time. Then of course we play together and feel the chemistry. 

10. Why do you think people should check out your new live album once released? 

KIMI: It’s an amazing capture of a Bridear show. The energy of the audience can’t be denied. They knew they were being recorded and really made it a memorable night. When you listen to the album you feel like you are actually there.

It was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. He’s such a famous producer and engineer and we’re honored he worked on the album. If you are a fan of his work (At the Gates, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dream Evil) then you must hear it.

11. Has BRIDEAR toured across the pond as of the U.S. yet? Would you like too?

KIMI: We would love to one day. I’m sure it will happen. It’s difficult to time it right, schedule it, and of course there is the visa process. It’s difficult but we will finally do it one day. 

12. What do you think of your fans?

KIMI: We love them and appreciate them so much. Without them we would not still be doing this and growing so much all over the world. 

13. What does next year hold for BRIDEAR?

KIMI: We are writing new songs and preparing for a lot of shows in Japan. Of course we hope to see our overseas fans this year too!

Black metal/death metal group SORROW ENTHRONED has been around for sometime, releasing what will be their third full-length album this year, but a few EP's and singles are already available as it were. The band talks of their content, how they came to be and what the future holds.

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

Sorrow Enthroned is a one man band, I started in about 2019. I have been playing guitar for years and decided to start songwriting.

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

The bands name is a contradiction, it implies that sorrow is the only truth of the universe and so it should be exalted and revered.

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 have lived in various towns around ct mainly in the Hartford area. The scene isn’t huge here, but there are some really good bands and a decent turnout at live shows. We have a lot of deathcore, like shadow of intent and boundaries, and for death metal vomit forth is awesome.

4. How would you describe your style?

I started as black metal and slowly started incorporating more death metal elements, the next album will be just about all death metal.

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

Full length number 3 is coming 2023, and I have a few EP's and singles. The recording quality is raw, and there are topics like depression, occultism and violence.

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

Yes its coming along well

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

Nothing planned, I was offered to play a festival last year but I don’t know any other musicians near me.

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

Continue making music and evolving the sound, it is a great outlet for me

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

Bandcamp has my full lengths for sale, it is cheaper than the streaming services, the EP's are free to download. Stream on iTunes, Spotify, Youtube, any streaming service. 

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

I want the listeners to feel like they are burning in hell while listening to my music. Thank you!

Elemental metalcore band I AM THE WRECKAGE have a debut EP as well as a follow-up EP in the works currently! The band goes into great detail about these releases, and what else they have planned for this year alone!

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

I Am The Wreckage formed in 2012 from the ashes of metal band We Own The Skies. Largely playing local shows, we released two singles and went through numerous line-up changes until the current line-up solidified in 2017 – it’s been a long ride, but it’s made up who we are. 

We’re a four-piece made up of Aaron Keller, Aaron ‘Azz’ Miller, Brad Hickling and Ian Kenworthy. All of whom hail from the Oldham area - except Azz who is from Manchester via Wales. 

Not only does our frontman Azz have a fantastic voice, he’s also a qualified sound engineer and plays a significant role in shaping our sound. Aaron has a master’s degree in music performance, plays guitar like an absolute demon and is the main songwriter. When he’s not sitting behind the kit Brad also handles all our graphic design and is lead producer; he’s qualified in sound design too. We’re all pretty deeply enmeshed in the music business.  Oh, and there’s Ian who’s some sort of straight-edge athlete – he plays bass, provides backing vocals and does all the running around.

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

Apparently, there’s a great story behind the name attributed to our original drummer – but it’s lost in the mists of time. One thing is certain – I Am The Wreckage is the name and we’re proud that we’ve given the name meaning. 

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

Primarily we’ve been a live band for our whole existence and have played tonnes of shows around the Manchester area. We played around 28 shows last year and have a name for ourselves on the local scene, which is thriving. We wouldn’t be who we are without the Manchester 0161 Underground Metal Community so they deserve a big shoutout. We’ve played alongside so many great bands, and so many we can recommend; Mexican Painkiller, Asylum City Zoo, Portrayal of Ruinn, Severenth, Betray The Throne and Saurr are just a few. Plus we owe a lot to the guys in Karma’s Puppet and Newwcastle’s Cast In Tephra who are always supportive. We’ve also been lucky enough to play alongside bands like Black Coast, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion and Purgatory which was a blast.

So far this year’s been a bit more relaxed as we’ve been trying to get our new EP finished, but we’re playing the Bloodstock ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ competition again later this month. Most cities have their own competitions and it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re into metal. All the bands get together, so many people come to watch. There’s such a sense of community, and it’s such a great experience!

 4. How would you describe your style? 

We usually describe it as ‘metalcore’ although that’s a pretty broad term. Our music contains elements of hardcore, metal and southern rock. We usually say ‘riffs, grooves and breakdowns with a side order of melody’ – we love a good outro too. Of course, we find inspiration in all kinds of places. You never know where you’re going to find a slick riff! Our songs are usually pretty structured too, we like choruses and you can’t beat the feeling when people sing or yell along. You could say our style is similar to Every Time I Die, Cancer Bats and Knocked Loose, but there’s more to it than that. We have our own sound, our own way of working and there’s a dynamic between us that is difficult to describe. Just listen to our new single ‘Veneer Of Vanity’ which leans more toward metal than hardcore – there’s always a blend and you can hear a rock edge too.  Plus Azz has a real way with lyrics – you get right inside his head, it’s great to hear him tell a story and make it so utterly relatable. 

Part of our style comes from playing live. Our gigs are energetic, sweaty and we always put on a good show. We take a lot of pride in being ‘the band you don’t want to play after’ and hold ourselves to high standards, and set the bar high (which Ian is bound to try and jump over). You’ll have to come and watch us, just to find out.

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

You can listen to our Self-Titled EP now on all the major platforms and we just released the single ‘Veneer Of Vanity’ which has been in our set for a while, and will be on our second EP. The ‘I Am The Wreckage” EP is made up of songs we had amassed during our time as a band. Obviously we chose songs that would fit together and rerecorded our two original singles with the current line-up. The reception has been pretty good. As I was saying before, our sound is best described as metalcore and songs like ‘I Am Not Gonna Die Sober’ or ‘Dinner Party’ are upbeat hardcore in the vein of Cancer Bats while ‘A Familiar Sound’ is much heavier. It makes a great contrast, and has proved great for those who like a wall of death.   

You can find our music video for Ocelot Revolver here;


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

Yes - our second EP has been in the works for a while. We’ve had the songs locked down for a while and we had the intention of recording them at the end of last year. It didn’t work out as planned – mainly because Ian broke his thumb during our set at Vilefest (Wow - that ‘Veneer of Vanity’ breakdown really is heavy!) – so we’re just putting the finishing touches to the mixing and mastering.   As we said before the first single ‘Veneer Of Vanity’ just released and we’re planning a second single ‘Violence’ fairly soon. We have a stack of demos for another EP that we’re currently polishing up – There’s a good chance we’ll road-test a few at our upcoming shows, we’ll see. 

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

We have a ton of bookings on the Manchester scene and we’ve been building a following further afield. We played in Sheffield a couple of weeks back and we’re hoping to head back there soon. We’ve also been invited down to Leicester and we played some great shows in Wales last year, so a return trip is on the cards. It’s just been announced that we’re playing Manchester festival ‘Summer Slammer’ so that will be fun and of course there’s ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ coming up. We have another few confirmed dates that we’re not allowed to announce just yet. So it’s keeping us busy.

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

We have some songs to release. Some shows to play. We’re going to see how it goes. Hopefully it’ll be as much fun as it has been so far. Keep your ears out for ‘Violence’ we promise it’s great. 

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

The best place to check us out is currently on Facebook and you can buy our stuff on Bandcamp – you can find our socials here;





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

That undeniable sense of whiplash when the riffs kick in. Thanks very much -I Am The Wreckage. 

FAREWELL FORTUNE have released a debut album, with plans ahead for the follow-up expected out this spring! The band talks about their array of content, including some possibility of shows and maybe touring, only the time will tell for sure.

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

My adventure in music started with attending a recording session for one of my friends bands in 2008. I enjoyed the energy so much in that studio, that I began to plan for my own musical endeavor in 2014. Originally formed the band under the name “Huffman”, and released an EP called “Reign of Five”, and an album titled “The World Awaits”. Originally formed as exclusively rock, “Huffman” was renamed as “Farewell Fortune” in 2019. I brought in numerous musicians including guitarists Kurtis Goad, Tim Wallace (Goodbye July), David Weston Gregory Jr, Matthew Berry (Classified Frequency), Joe Ruggiero (Fantasm), Tim Ruggiero (Fantasm). Drummers Paul Provensano, and Gary Holmes (Skitzo Calypso) also lent their skills in the studio. 

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

The name “Farewell Fortune” was indeed lightning in the bottle. I was traveling to the studio to begin recording the debut album “Decompose” and was on the phone with my wife. Over the course of the conversation, she uttered the words “farewell fortune” to something I had said. You have these moments in time where you just know that something is worth holding onto. This was one of them. The meaning to me lends toward that when you enter this business, there are no guarantees. You must take those risks with your finances, pride, and willpower to find the success in your dreams. You have to be willing to sacrifice money and time to lay the foundation.

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

Band is based out of Sterling, Virginia, but records in Middle River, MD at Deep End Studio. 

The music scene is bursting with amazing talent. Middle River sits just outside Baltimore, 

MD where many bands ply their trade at different venues. Bands that come to mind are 

Goodbye July, Steep Steps, Skitzo Calypso, Rise Among Rivals, and isilme. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style takes its influences from great artists like Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, and Chevelle. The listening tastes of those involved in this project are definitely wide ranging. I think you will find as you listen to the songs, we have brought many genres into play. Each song is meant to be unpredictable. 

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

We released our first album in June 2022 titled “Decompose”. Seven songs, most of which are hard hitting rock songs. “Tightrope”, written by Kurtis Goad, is a ballad that deals with a not so easy subject to digest in suicidal thoughts. Other songs like “Unleash” and the title  track “Decompose” lead off the album and are definitely songs that will make you take notice of our sound. There’s also a cover of the U2 classic “Bullet The Blue Sky” within the tracklist.

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

Yes indeed! Coming out on April 14th, 2023 is our next album “Chaos Serum”. Recorded  alongside our debut album “Decompose”, this one contains ten new tracks including recently released single “When The Switch Flips”. We are currently developing a video for the album track “Static”, and have released “Watch The Walls Fall” and “I, Arise” to digital services.

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

No shows or tours are as yet being planned. Once the album is done recording, we will begin looking at the availability of artists and trying to get all the schedules together to get some shows in. 

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

We have recently signed with From the Depths Entertainment and Rogue PR. We are developing a roadmap for future shows, interviews, and albums. We are very proud of the product that we are putting out and can’t wait for people to hear it.

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

Our debut album “Decompose” is available on all digital outlets. You can also head over to our social media at www.facebook.com/farwellfortune or our YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@farewellfortuneofficial

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

Great question! We just want the listeners to take the songs and make the meaning their own. We write songs with our own passions behind it, but music isn’t a solitary device. Let whatever emotions you’re feeling pour out from the words and instrumentation.

Pop punks DAN BIBBY AND THE AESTHETIC KNOBS have not one but two EP's released so far. At the current time though, they are hard at work upon what will be their first full-length release yet! The band discusses this release, previous EPs, and what plans are ahead!

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

We’ve been together for almost five years now. We originally came together for a one-off album launch show, but afterwards, people started asking us when we were going to record some stuff together. We all got on like a house on fire, so it seemed like a no-brainer to just carry on in the same set-up.

Most of us had known each another for a few years before starting the band. JB (bass) was the last one to join. I’d probably known him the longest through friends of friends. Pete and Hagrid (drums and bass) hadn’t met him yet, but right from our first rehearsal it was clear that it was all going to fall into place.

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

So the album launch show we formed for was for an album I’d written on my own. I asked the guys to join me to help me play it live once it was finished. Because of that it felt kind of right of have a Dan Bibby & the Somethings kind of format to the band name.

When Jay auditioned for the band, he’s since admitted he was really nervous (although you’d never be able to tell). His nervousness presented itself in the form of being completely unable to turn on the bass amp in our practice space. None of the knobs or dials on the bass or his amp were doing anything.

This part is up for debate, but I believe it was me who referred to the inert controls as “aesthetic knobs” – because they seemed to be just for show and not actually useful in anyway. We laughed and said that sounded like it could be a band name, as any group of musicians would say about any two cool words strung together. 

While it may have been kind-of joke, it made it onto the poster for the album launch anyway, and it stuck. So, yeah, it’s not actually the reference some people think it is! They just have filthy, filthy minds.

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 a little nomadic in terms of where we’d say where we’re based. We just say the North-West of England. We’re split between Merseyside and Lancashire, but we tend to play all over the place. There are some great bands we’ve played with lately, although not many of them are super local to us.

Cuecliché (London), Character Actors (Leeds), Das Kapitans (Peterborough), and Lucky Hit (Formerly Keep Summer Safe, Surrey) are amongst some of the best bands we’ve played with in recent years. We’re currently in the process of booking some more shows with them – and some are already booked!

4. How would you describe your style?

This is something we try to nail down on a monthly basis! As a band, our biggest shared influence is probably Pop-Punk. Although, I wouldn’t say that’s a genre that’s particularly forthcoming in our material – although you can definitely tell it’s there amongst it all.

We all have bands and artists that inspire us on an individual basis, and the coming together of all of that – including extensive trial and error/experimentation – is what makes us sound the way we do. The easiest thing to do is to just slap the alternative rock sticker on us. We tend to play everything pretty fast as a default, so punk is in the mix as well, for sure.

If I were to name one artist each that I know at least one member would hitch their wagon to, they’d be Green Day, Frank Turner, Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance. 

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

As a four-piece, we’ve put out two EPs so far, and you can find them anywhere you stream your music. All of it is pretty up-tempo, but the musical and lyrical vibe darts around a lot. I think when we write, we tend to focus quite intensely on how fun it will be to play live.

The progression between those two EPs is super satisfying for me to hear. I love both of them, but they just capture different eras of the band. For Keeping People Happy, you can hear four guys coming together to rock out, and that’s definitely what was captured. With Up For Coming Down, there’s a certain amount of extra maturity and experience that we’d built up in the years in between. 

Shoutout to Tom Dring for being a stalwart behind the desk for both of those recordings. He’s become an honorary Knob over the years, and his input and ability is super important to how we sound in the studio.

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

Boy, do we! Since October we’ve been working away at recording our first full-length release. It’s definitely been a new kind of challenge. With the EPs, we just locked ourselves away for 3 or 4 days straight and came out with a finished product. The album has been much more of a marathon than a sprint. We want to do it right, and make sure we hit all the same beats as the albums we grew up listening to. It’s an entirely different artform to an EP, and we’re learning that as we go.

You can hear Bleeding Out now, the first single we’ve put out from it. It’s a little more hard rock than much else we’ve done before. But don’t be fooled, the album is going to be a goddamn rollercoaster of genre.

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

July is going to be a hectic one for us, and we can’t wait. We have a 5-year anniversary show at Outpost in Liverpool on 14th. It’s going to coincide with a single release so that should be an amazing gig. A couple of weeks after that we’re going on a tour of the UK from 26th-29th July. We’re just in the process of finalizing venue bookings and other admin that we’re learning a tour requires.

We finished our first tour in October last year. That was a blast, and if we can have even half as good a time as we did then, then we’ll consider it a success.

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

Finishing and releasing the album is what’s in our immediate sights. Then we have the summer tour coming up. I’m sure we’ll carry on writing in the meantime amongst it all. We just want to keep going, and doing what we’re doing. The more we do that, the more the word of our band spreads. That gets us more heads at shows, which makes the party even more wild.

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

You can find us in a whole bunch of places! All the big ones like Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Youtube, and so on. We’re also on Tidal, Pandora, even on Instagram stories (if you feel like Knobbing up your posts). If you’re feeling really retro, you can even buy CDs at our shows.

Most of our merch sales take place at our live shows, but we are looking into setting up an online store. We have a ton of new merch ideas in the works for our anniversary and the tour. Follow us on our socials to stay in the loop.

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

Lyrically, I think our songs are very honest. We try our best to funnel our weaknesses, hopelessness, anxieties, into songs that everyone can relate to, while trying to put a positive spin on it. I think almost every single person is struggling at the moment, fighting some kind of battle that maybe no one else can see. Leaning into that with brutal honesty I think is our way of saying that you’re not going through it alone. Not to mention the kick-ass rock ’n’ roll backdrop that we set it all against.

WHITECHAPEL will embark on a US headlining tour this Spring where the band will perform their critically lauded 2019 full-length, The Valley, in its entirety! The special month-long trek begins on April 14th in Atlanta, Georgia and runs through May 13th in Nashville, Tennessee. Support will be provided by Archspire, Signs Of The Swarm, and labelmates, Entheos.

Comments guitarist Alex Wade: "We are excited to announce our first headlining tour in four years in which we will be playing our album The Valley in full. The pandemic cut our album cycle for The Valley short and we never had the chance to do a proper headliner for it, so we are finally making that happen with a roster of extreme and brutal bands to support this effort. We will also play an extended encore of classic bangers in addition to The Valley set so this is surely one not to miss!"

Check out the tour dates listed below!


4/14/2023 Masquerade Atlanta, GA

4/15/2023 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL

4/16/2023 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

4/18/2023 The Underground - Charlotte, NC

4/19/2023 The Canal Club - Richmond, VA

4/20/2023 Baltimore Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD

4/21/2023 The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY

4/22/2023 The Palladium - Worcester, MA

4/24/2023 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI

4/25/2023 The House Of Blues - Chicago, IL

4/27/2023 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS

4/28/2023 Gothic Theater - Denver, CO

4/29/2023 Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT

5/01/2023 Showbox Market - Seattle, WA

5/02/2023 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR

5/04/2023 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA

5/05/2023 The Regent - Los Angeles, CA

5/06/2023 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA

5/07/2023 The Nile Theater - Mesa, AZ

5/09/2023 Mohawk - Austin, TX

5/10/2023 Granada Theater - Dallas, TX

5/12/2023 Red Flag - St. Louis, MO

5/13/2023 Basement East - Nashville, TN

Distant - the multinational down-tempo/deathcore juggernaut from Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and the Slovak Republic - will release their third full-length, Heritage, via Century Media Records. 

Distant comments: "'Heritage', the title track from the newest Distant album, is a playful and colorful track featuring Will Ramos from Lorna Shore.

"'Heritage' is a breathtakingly heavy track yet still emotional, with a huge chorus and pace to last you for days, showcasing the diversity of our Dutch/Slovak collective!

"At last, the father and son cross blades; during this exhausting battle, they remember the times forgotten as the clash of their blades sparks new light and brings up the twisted revelation of this catastrophic deception."

For a preview of "Heritage", the new single/video for the title track - feat. Lorna Shore's Will Ramos! - can be seen here: https://youtu.be/amt9dFlm8go.


The Funeral Portrait are thrilled to announce the release of their brand new single “Alien” via Better Noise Music. 

“Alien” further showcases the band’s songwriting capabilities and ethos. In their own words: “The Funeral Portrait stands to represent the outcasts from all walks of life. The misunderstood, the different, the neurodivergent, LGBT+, marginalized, and any others given an unfair hand in life. To offer a sense of community, a place to belong, a space where they can feel safe and accepted for their differences. We all grew up “the weird kid” who was saved by music & the alternative culture, so we feel obligated to return this to the younger generation”.

Lee Jennings comments: “’Alien’ is a track that talks about a character feeling ostracized by their peers. The feeling that everyone gets the joke but them. It is so easy to feel disconnected and alienated when surrounded by ‘normal’ people who don’t struggle in the same ways as yourself. I spent many years growing up feeling like I was not just an outsider but an “alien”. It was so hard to find where I belonged on this earth until one day I decided that none of that mattered and just kept living my life as me and stayed true to myself.” -

Their message runs deep and throughout their forthcoming debut album, which is due out in 2023. The Funeral Portrait’s theatrics and dramatic presentation is yet another way to underline the band’s core values.

The track is accompanied by a music video, which can be watched HERE.

Russian Folk Metal/Neoclassical musician AHTOH SKALD released his new album "Enigma of Time". The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Theodor Borovski.

Check out the new album linked below:


AHTOH SKALD was formed in 2019 as a solo project of the Russian musician Anton Gruzinsky, whose multifaceted work knows no genre boundaries and finds its expression in directions from Modern/Groove Metal to Hard Rock music. The reason this project was created is because Anton wanted a place where he can release his Instrumental, Folk-Ambient and Dark-Ambient compositions to the world.

Japanese metal solo project Esprit D'Air, led by award-winning producer and composer Kai, is releasing their new single, 雫 (‘Shizuku’) out now, featuring Australian producer Misstiq on synthesizers.

About the track, Misstiq says: "I've worked with many talented artists around the world, but Esprit D'Air... damn son. One of my absolute favorite collaborations."

The new single is accompanied by an animated music video. The story-telling video features Kai as a modern nomad shinobi that roams a dystopian world overrun by mech drones, as well as a special appearance by Misstiq.

The new single 雫 (‘Shizuku’) is a re-recording of the first and only ‘J-Rock’ song on Harmonix’s Rock Band 3 for Xbox360 by Esprit D'Air. The original track returned to Rock Band earlier this year as a playable song on January 5th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, on Harmonix’s latest game Rock Band 4.

Currently, Kai is the only official member of Esprit D'Air since 2016, and appoints session musicians for live shows and tours. Esprit D'Air will be embarking on a 7-day UK tour in February 2023 supported by the Help Musicians charity, featuring Jan-Vincent Velazco (Pendragon, Gus G) on drums, Takeshi Tokunaga on bass, and Yusuke Okamoto and guitar. Joining the tour on main support for all dates excluding London are Diamond Black, fronted by Ben Christo from The Sisters of Mercy.

Kai says: “Shizuku was the very first song I ever produced in 2010. I produced the instruments entirely, so I am really proud of giving the track new life in 2023 with Misstiq’s incredible additions on the synths.”

As featured on Loudwire, BBC Radio 1, Kerrang! Radio, and Billboard, Esprit D'Air released their 2nd album Oceans in 2022, which entered six Official UK Charts, including #8 in the Top 40 Rock & Metal Albums, and #5 in Top 20 Independent Albums Breakers. The new album featured members of both The Sisters of Mercy, and Crystal Lake, as well as remixes by HEAVYGRINDER and Shirobon.

Kai follows a strong DIY ethos and produces everything himself to be as self-sufficient as possible. Consequently, Kai records and produces his own releases in his own home recording studio.

Check out the new single right HERE.

Norwegian Avant-garde Black Metal band Besatt released their new album "Hjemkomst". The release was recorded at "Squirrel Road Studios", and mixed/mastered by Leif Erik Westergren at "The Stash House".

Check out the new album linked below:


Besatt was formed in 2021 at Grimstad, Norway by Arvid «Holtergeist» and Erik «Body Snatcher» West. The duo used to work as video clerk sidekicks feeding slasher and horror movies to the locals. 

Russian Modern Metal band Age of Rage released their new EP dedicated to the band's 15-th birthday "Sons Of Anarchy". The new release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Nikita Lebedev at his home studio.

Check out the EP linked below:


Age of Rage was formed in 2013 in Moscow, Russia by Anton Gruzinsky. At the beginning, the band's work could be attributed to Heavy Metal, but over time and after numerous experiments, the band's sound became closer to Alternative/Modern Metal styles. Over the years of its existence, many concerts have been played, including solo ones, participation in rock festivals, and a number of victories in rock musicians' competitions. At the moment Age of Rage's discography consists of 8 full-length albums and several singles and EPs.

Hard rockers STANDING CREW came together, went on to release a number of single's, including cover songs as well. They are going to record an all new single with a full-length album to follow sometime this year! The band discusses much about themselves and the plans ahead below.

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

It started as a two man therapy project, when Jay and TJ went to their rehearsal room trying to spend some time (and drink few beers). They made a few demos, and it started to feel that this stuff should turn to a band. After couple of lineup tryouts, they found 3 other great guys to join in a band. But of course, when everything seemed to go well, there came changes to the lineup and the Covid 19-shutdown. But now the band has developed into 5 Finnish guys trying to maintain Rock’N’Roll clichés

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

At first in a band there was only bass player and guitarist. The members that stand on stage..

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

Lapua Finland, and now we have lead singer from Seinäjoki. Scene has been a bit quiet in our region, but we think it will get better now. Here is couple of great bands as Who Stole the Lipstick, Killburn, Deformed Dollz etc. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Rough and fast 80’s – 90’s style hard rock, with some modern day elements as programming.

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

We just released our 8th official single “Burn in hell (like me), it’s first with our new frontman Mr Fire. In addition we have released two cover songs: First noel and Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell. It’s all rough and fast 80’s – 90’s style hard rock.

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

Yeah, we are going to record a new single as soon as possible. And we are planning to release full length album before this year ends.

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

We just did two gigs and more is coming at the latest next summer, but seems like we will do some shows before that, cause we got some demands, but nothing locked yet.

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

Full length album, maybe a tour in Finland, and abroad. And of course having a good time!!!

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

Our singles are in all digital platforms, and videos in YouTube of course.

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

That we have a great vibes and we are having fun to make and play our music




MR. FIRE - Vocals

JAY VAN BED - Guitar

The CIRCLE - Drums / Programming

Modern day metalcore band GREYMARCH have released a handful of single's every month back in 2022! Newer single's have become available in 2023 as well, with a lot else in the works! No plans for playing shows or touring for now, but see what else was talked about right below.

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

My name is Cody Hess, and Greymarch is pretty much my solo project. I started working on the music shortly after separating from my previous group (which toured with bands like All That Remains, Ice Nine Kills, and Atreyu). After spending months trying to find other like-minded musicians to fill out a lineup with no success, I decided to take the reins and bring the vision I had to fruition myself. I wrote, produced, recorded, and mixed all the songs myself, enlisting the help of Myles Clayborne of Saul for vocals. The tracks turned out excellent and I am really excited to unleash them on the world. So far they’ve been getting a really great response!

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

As a big fan of the Elder Scrolls series of video games, I was inspired to name the project after one of my favorite storylines in the fourth installment. Greymarch is the name of an event in which the realm of madness is slowly taken over by the forces of order. I was struck by how vivid and colorful the world was before having its color siphoned away; it was an interesting take on how logic and reason can sometimes take the color out of life. I adopted that idea, taking the music very seriously, structured, logical, while not taking myself too seriously. I like to make great songs and goofy faces in promo photos.

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

Greymarch is based in Ft. Worth, Texas, USA, which is home to a lively music scene (metal in particular). Pantera rose to power just a stone’s throw away, and there is no shortage of local acts working to take that groove metal sound to the next level. I actually made a Spotify playlist featuring some of the DFW talent on the Greymarch page.

4. How would you describe your style?

Musically, Greymarch leans into an aggressive but accessible blend of modern metalcore, “marrying explosive breakdowns with soaring melodic injections”. Visually, the project puts out a brand of subtle dreamlike cover art and no shortage of goofy-face promo photos. I take the music very seriously; but I  don’t take myself too seriously.

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

Greymarch began releasing a handful of singles every month in 2022, with “Eye for an Eye” coming out in October, “Social Disease” in November, and “The Prison We Make it” in December. The last of the three was featured on the Ex-Man Podcast hosted by Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid), as well as Spaceuntravel and Midweek METAL Podcast. I will continue to follow this pattern with two more songs, “Glass Houses” and “Bite the Bullet” in early 2023.

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

To follow along with the idea of putting out new music every month or so, I plan to consistently work on the best material I can. I definitely have some strong ideas in the works right now that I’m excited to grow!

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

As a studio project, I have no real aspirations of playing shows or touring in Greymarch. I’ve lived the whole “life on the road” scenario, from being crammed in a van with five or six other people to having a nice private bunk on a bus. No matter how you slice it, it's a rough life. And I just can’t imagine being away from my family! I haven’t really spent any time away from my wife since we’ve been married, and that’s exactly how I like it. Also, as a new father, I want to be home to watch my son grow and flourish and to help him along every step of the way.

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

I plan to continue along with the strategy of releasing music regularly, and just building the Greymarch brand through well-thought-out songs, self-produced videos, and of course a sense of humor.

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

Greymarch can be found on all streaming platforms, on social media @greymarchband, and we even have merch available on Spotify and through our website www.greymarchband.com.

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

For me, it’s all about creating something that is fluid, natural, engaging, and thought-provoking. I think Greymarch has a bit of something for everyone: meaningful lyrics, catchy hooks, intriguing riffs, and powerful breakdowns. I’d like the listener to remember how it made them feel, but most of all, I’d like for them to remember how it made them think.

Grindcore, death metal band EPITOME have been together for a while, releasing quite an array of content, another album is expected sometime in 2024! But for now, the band has plans to play some shows, and want listeners of music to just enjoy their works. The band discusses these matters below.

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

Dyvan: The band was founded in 1992. The current band members are: 

Dyvan - vox 

Misiek - guitars 

Kishka - bass 

Dan - drums

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

Dyvan: There is no greater history in this aspect that could be cited here. Musically, it was just supposed to be a "epitome" of fucked up grindcore. :)

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

Dyvan: EPITOME comes from Rzeszów. There are a lot of bands on our local scene, it would be too much space to list them all here. I recommend having a look at the Metal Archives, there is almost everything about it. ;)

4. How would you describe your style?

Dyvan: Simply - it’s a mix of grindcore and death metal in different, variable proportions. And that's unlikely to ever change. 

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

Dyvan: Currently, EPITOME's discography consists of two demo tapes, a split, and four full albums. The latest album "ROTend" premiered on September 9, 2022 via Deformeathing Prod.

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

Dyvan: Yes, we are currently slowly working on a new album which, if nothing gets in our way, we would like to record in 2024.

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

Dyvan: We are planning to play a few concerts this year, mainly in our country, and we will also play at one of the summer festivals in Slovakia. However, we are working on more shows.

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

Dyvan: We are not the youngest people anymore, so we don't care about reaching the top of the charts ;) However, we will be happy to torture our listeners as long as possible. ;)

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

Dyvan: You can listen to our music on Spotify


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

Dyvan: The most important thing is that anyone who comes into contact with our music for the first time must know that we do not take prisoners. ;) We grind meat until there is nothing left of it. ;)