March 2023

Greek death, thrash metal band CULT OF ORPIST have unleashed what is their debut EP! In fact, the band has gone on to discuss this EP release, in great detail on its formation, the songs, lyrics, and where all of this will be leading to next up fo them.

1. You guys just released your debut EP, how does it feel to have a debut out and about for all to hear?

The feeling of having your music released and getting the world to hear it is awesome! Same applies for all the positive feedback we received concerning our debut EP. It surely keeps us pumped and motivated as hell!

2. When did you start writing for this recent EP?

Most of the tracks preexisted, as the vast majority of them were written by Chris [Rhythm Guitars] way before Cult of Orpist. When the band started taking its form, the tracks were revisited, new ideas were added and they slowly started taking their way to the studio.

3. Did you feel any pressure upon its release?

No pressure or whatsoever, except of course the one we put upon ourselves in order to achieve our musical goals as perfect and professional as they could get.

4. How would you describe the overall sound of the new EP?

We tried to keep this old-school feeling in our sound without all this “shininess & brightness. However, this was achieved effortlessly and we believe that this release pays full tribute to the 90s metal sound.  

5. Can you go into one or two tracks on the new EP? If so, can you give us the track title and brief description of how the track sounds and how it came about?

Let’s talk about “Wasted Scum”, the opening track of the EP which also happens to be our first official video clip.

Lyrically, it tells the story of a man casted away by society who thinks of him as a pariah, a lost-cause and dead-weight just because he enjoys listening to heavy metal and getting wasted. However, the man leads a perfect normal life, getting along by himself just fine. So, the track tells his story from these two different points of view.

Musically, it’s a fast-paced track with a lot of crossover influences and a nasty break-down too. We believe that it represents the band’s more “fun” attitude. 

6. While this EP is out currently, does the band have any new music in the works, perhaps an LP?

Yes for sure! New music already exists and more is created each and every day. We plan on going for a full length album, but more details about that in due course. 

7. What has influenced your sound and style?

As we already stated, musically we draw influence mainly from the 90s metal scene and more specifically from bands like Slayer, Entombed, Obituary, Kreator, etc. but also from newer groups such as Toxic Holocaust and Power Trip.

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

It is really difficult to “re-invent the wheel” and be unique in a genre which counts more than 4 decades of life. So, our main aim is to be 100% pleased with the music we create, keep an open mind for various influences while staying true to our musical identity.

9. What do you want to achieve as a band?

It’s simple. Express ourselves throughout our music, getting it heard to as many people as possible and having fun performing it on stage. 

10. What does next year hold for Cult of Orpist?

We intend to play as many live gigs as possible, so more and more people can get to know our Cult. That is for now our primary goal. Also, as we stated above, a full length album is in the works.

OMENLOTH a black metal band, has decided to release an all new album, and they go into great discussion about this release. Giving a lot of details about it's creation, appearances, music style, and everything else in-between it all.

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

The name Omenloth is an old inspiration - more than 15 years old, where the spiritual origins of the band belong too. It comes from the word Omen, which is of Latin origin and –loth, which is an archaic form of the word ‘loath’. It means something like "Bad Omen" and it has to do with a bleak feeling concerning the future of mankind. Or the past. And Tolkien!

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

This form of music is liberating, in the sense that it is free from limitations. Black Metal is unique in the way that it allows for various ways of expression, as it has been proven many times in the past. I think it really shows on the album, there is melo-stuff, aggression, rage, sadness, nostalgia, various soundscapes. It allowed us to use some exotic instruments, even a string quartet. Personally, it allows me to express every feeling, essentially.

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

Yes, the band consists of old acquaintances. Most of us have been in a few bands together the last 20 years or so and shared precious experiences. So when the composition stage concluded, I just called my old trusted friends to contribute their part. It's really interesting as they come from relatively different music backgrounds, which contributed to the sound greatly.

4. You decided to go with a self-titled release, why go this route?

Because Omenloth was supposed to be those songs, with no further planning. They were composed without a special plan or calculation, the album is there because there was a reason for the songs to be written, not any other way. However, this is not the case anymore, there is new material in the works, there is going to be a second album. We greatly enjoyed the procedure, and it is well-received too. It's also a tribute to some bands of old, as it wasn't uncommon for a debut album to be self-titled - see Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Bathory.

5. Upon this release you had an array of guest appearances, why do such a thing?

Every appearance is there for a reason, and there is a little backdrop story for each. Firstly, Stefan from Varathron lives in the same small city as we do, he's a great guy, and it was an honour to have the Black Metal Greek pioneer doing some parts for us. Next is George, fellow musician and producer, who happens to be my cousin and with whom I have talked a lot in the past about doing something together. The time came and it was a perfect fit since he can play the Armenian Duduk which we used in "Tree House". Kostas is the producer and sound engineer of the album, who also happens to be a great guitar player. We are really thankful for the awesome solo idea in 'Remembering Now'. And Panos is the original vocalist of the song 'The City of Dreadful Night', which was originally recorded some 10 years ago, for fun. We kept some of his lines to honour that.

6. Does this album have a concept behind it, if so, how did that come about?

No, not really. But it's about esotericism in general. It has a lot to do with symbolism and the general concept is darkness with a dim ray of light coming in once in a while.

7. What is your favorite track on this album and why?

Hmm, I think that would be 'Tree House', as it captures the mood at the time in a precise way. It's straightforward as it conveys the feeling naturally without having to be as sophisticated or complicated as some other tracks. It also features the duduk melodies.

8. What can the listeners expect from this new OMENLOTH album?

They can expect an array of emotions, given in various ways, while keeping the band character intact. In my opinion at least. It will remind you of the 90ies, the Norwegian scene, the naivety of that time, given in a mature way though. I think you can find more oxymora like that in the music. There are also elements which I find hard to categorize, one being the production and the sound direction.

9. What was the writing and recording process like for the album? 

The writing process was a personal journey, one which lasted a few years. There wasn't a plan to record anything, it was just that at some point there were 8 songs composed, and I thought I would like to listen to them properly. The band has never rehearsed, it was a home project moved to the studio. The main reason behind this is that the members are split in two cities. It took us quite a while to organise the recordings, it was a long period, as each member had to record their part at a different time. Then there was the time for mixing and mastering and we were lucky to have Kostas and his Infinite Loop Studios, who did an awesome job.

10. Does the band have any new material in the works?

Yes, as I mentioned already, there is the base for a few songs and pre-production phase will begin soon. The way they will look will probably be a surprise for us too, so I can't say much about that.

11. How about playing shows and or touring, anything planned?

It would be good, very interesting to perform the material live. At the moment, we are looking for a viable live line-up, which can be tricky due to the issues of distance between members. We'll see!

12. Can you describe OMENLOTH in three words.

Dark but Bright. Fok S. on behalf of OMENLOTH

SEREMENT came from the ashes of a previous light, and woul go on to release a debut EP just last year! The band has also been hard at work upon what is their debut album. They even go into talks about their debut EP, album, and futute plans ahead for them below.

1. So the band came to life in mid-2022 out of the ashes of "Blessed by Perversion", who is BBP and how does this band go from that to SEREMENT?

Yes, we had several conversations about the making of this band, same days - last year. BBP was the first band for me (Andreas) and for Manolis that ever played our favorite genre of music, Death Metal. It was for sure a solid experience, recording stuff of your music, playing some gigs around, while growing up with your buddies. But after 11-12 years some personal issues came up between us and, you know, there was no other way, the options were either to stop playing music or to playing in a new project, with less problems this time. So, now more mature than ever [haha] we’re here. 

2. You would go on to release a debut EP “Deviation from God”, tell me about it?

We released “Deviation from God” digitally on November, 2022 and physically in green cassette on February, 2023 via Theogonia Records. This is our first work, a “sample” of what is coming to the next months. We were working many tracks at the same time, still do, we were very excited from the rehearsals, still do [haha], and at a certain point, some months ago we decided to release a part of our work, just for sharing it with people, and tell a big “Hello fuckers, we’re here!”. 

3. How would you say this EP differs and compares to your debut album that is currently in the works?

This EP as I said before is just a sample of our upcoming album. These two tracks will also be included in the album. Now, the album is going to have a better production, more dedicated to the feeling and the sound that we have in mind for our compositions. Also, will be more lyrically wide, you know, we have in mind more subjects to write about. And last but not least, we’re aiming for a more impressive artwork and for releasing our work on more audio formats.

4. Whereabouts are you in that process of the new album?

We’re working many songs at the same time, you know, we’re excited because we have a new drummer that rips, we strongly believe in our material, we do rehearsals once a week after a long time (we used to rehearse once a month, haha) and I think that all this energy will show up to your speakers, eventually! We have about 10 tracks, their structures are almost ready, we think that are enough for the upcoming album, we’re working some details until we enter the recording studio. 

5. Have you decided upon a title and album artwork or concept behind it all?

Not a tittle yet, I think the title must be the final touch of your work, haha. Not a certain concept either, as I said to a previous question, the lyrics of that album will be wide enough, especially for the Death Metal genre. Except from the darkness - blasphemy stuff that expresses us and like to write about, we have some more political and social matters that concerns us. The whole world goes from worse to worst and this is something that certainly affects our music.

6. When can we expect it to arrive to the masses?

I will try to say something that will actually be true, because every time my answer to such questions falls out for some months, haha. Ι think in a year from now, the album will have been released.

7. How would you describe your style choice and why go with it?

I’d describe our music style as Blackened Death Metal. With other terms, aggressive and furious riffs with really fast-tempo compositions and a mix of low-growl, high-scream vocals. We listened to these music genres since we were kids, so you can assume that there are some strong bonds here which are difficult to break, and we’re very happy of this, haha. 

8. What about the band's namesake, how did the name come into the picture and does it have a meaning to it?

We wanted a one-word name this time, but also, we wanted this name to be unique in the metal scene, something difficult nowadays. We did some research and we find that the word “Serement” means “Oath” or even “Pledge” in an older French dialect.  Also, we find interesting the fact that if you change the first letter to “C” then the word means “burial shroud” and then we were like “Wow, that’s the name for our band!”.

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

The coolest way to listen to Serement is by their cassette, haha. Also, by Spotify, YouTube, Apple Store and all these streaming platforms! You can find us here, as well: 

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

Our future plans are many rehearsals for a kickass result of our upcoming album, some gigs here in Greece and why not to some European countries. Thanks for the interview, take care!

Indie rockers TUNG IN CHEEK have a handful of single's with the debut EP out this summer, along with some plans for said summer, some shows, and a lot more music, all new music for sure. The band discusses their music plans, summer activity, and more below.

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

Andy Burke (vocals) and Eoin O’Shea (guitar) have been playing together since the beginning of secondary school. They played together in a band called The Klares where they played in various Irish and international gigs and festivals before eventually wanting to follow a new path. With that, they decided to start from scratch with a new band name and new members. Chris Brady joined the band in September 2018 on the condition that his name be changed to ‘Brody Hopkins’. For the next year, the band jammed and recorded home demos, experimenting with various sounds and styles in the search for their own sound. Between Andy Burke’s unique, aggressive singing style which took a lot of influence from hip hop, Eoin O’Shea’s experimental approach taken using guitar pedals focusing on warmer, smoother melodies than before, and Hopkins’ extensive experience behind the kit as well as various other percussive and non-percussive instruments, the lads had the ability to experiment in a variety of different styles whilst still having their own unique sound in each. 

In October 2019, TIC recorded 2 tracks (TIC & Command Z) in Darklands Recording Studio, Dublin. The band played various gigs around this time, including their first headline in Bello Bar, various support slots, and a headline in the Workman’s Club. However, they had barely gotten going when Lockdown hit Dublin (the same day Command Z was released), which stalled the band for a period of time. 

With the return of live gigs, Gavin Dunne began playing bass with the band in October 2021. Gavin, originally a guitar player, adds a fatness to the sound of the band which the band had been missing. With the departure of Covid, the band played a huge number of gigs, including a sold out London gig in the MAP Studio Cafe in July 2022. As well as this, the band did a Ireland/UK tour in October November of the same year.

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

There isn’t much of a story behind this to be honest. However, when the band started off, we had big opinions about certain things and we expressed them in the lyrics of our songs in a sort of sarcastic nature - this can be heard in the likes of TIC. We still use sort of tongue in cheek humor at our gigs on the mic, and in some of the new lyrics but not as much as before. However, I do think it suits us and it tells people a little bit about who we are. With regards to the spelling, we just thought that ‘Tung’ looked better than ‘Tongue’, however it does cause confusion which is not ideal.

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

We are all from Dublin - two from South Dublin and two from North Dublin. The music scene is okay in Dublin - however you can only go so far. Most bands who are looking to make it move to London as the scene here is quite repetitive - same venues, same gigs, same bands -  it all becomes very familiar. There are plenty of great local bands in Dublin at the moment yes - a few to name are Basht, Really Good Time, Gurriers, Bricknasty.

4. How would you describe your style?

I would say we are an energetic indie rock 4 piece with hints of pop and punk. Each band member has a varying approach in terms of clothing, attitude, and musical influences which has led to a wide variety of genres we have dabbled in over the past 2 years. We have always been persistent in producing dynamic live shows that reflect us as a whole as well as individually. Our music and vibe could be defined as unapologetic. 

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

We have a few tunes on Spotify, As I mentioned already: TIC & Command Z which were released in November 2019 and March 2020. As we released Psychonaut in July 2021 and Ragbag Púca in January 2022. We have just released the first track from our first EP, ‘Ribcage’ which will be followed by Lucid Dreams in April before the entire Ep being released in May

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

We always have new music in the works or on the backburner which we constantly circle back to or re-arrange to find a unique sound. We’d be a quality over quantity band in terms of new tunes and assortments which we then narrow down to create songs that we all vibe with. Most of the time our music stems from a jam or riff that someone in the band has and we see where the flow takes us. 

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

We love playing shows and seeing where we can play next. We have played a variety of locations over the last year or so including Cork, Dublin, Galway and London shows. We are in the process of planning an Irish / UK tour for the month of May. We have already locked in some dates including London on the 7th May at the Victoria Dalston, Cork on the 19th May at Fred Zeppelins and Dublin on the 25th of May at The Workman’s Club. We also hope to pencil in other Irish/UK dates and are in the process of booking these at present now that we have the main locations down. We will also be playing a festival in Galway this July called Livestock. 

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

Right now, we are mainly focusing on getting our new music out including arranging artwork, mixes, merchandise, promotions, press releases, photo shoots, music videos, festivals and gigs. A big push for gigs is planned for May/June along with more releases between now and then. We aspire to play some more Irish festivals as well in the summer months. 

In terms of the long term plans for the band, I think there is no limit to our ambition as to where this band could go. For the moment we will try to get the most out of our upcoming releases in terms of generating opportunities for ourselves and whatever that may look like. We are open and available to whatever opportunities arise and we will first and foremost try to enjoy ourselves on our journey which we feel very lucky to be able to do together. I think it would be great to try to play more festivals, some bigger venues, land some more support slots, and break on to the international scene a bit more if possible. Although it’s a singles driven market, every artist worth anything still has to prove themselves with a debut album. We are nowhere near that just yet, and it isnt even something we have talked about, but something that we would inevitably have to look into all going well in the next year or two. 

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

We can be found on Spotify and some material is on YouTube. We try to stick to mainstream platforms to gain as much attention through playlists and promotions as we can. Our main social media account would be Instagram, while we do most of our business and bookings through email. For merchandising, generally we would only do merch for gigs or events which can be bought at the venue. 

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

I think we would all agree that we want people to feel energy and honesty in our music. We don’t hold any assumptions or notions about ourselves and generally have a laid back attitude which comes through in our music. We’d hope people get some enjoyment and enthusiasm from our music. Our lyrics are honest and bold, while our sound is coordinated and unrestricted.

Rock, bluesy, reggae, pop band SIG AND THE FIRE PILOTS talk of their sound and style choices, recent single, new music, a show happening soon and a lot more in-store for them.

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

We have been together for just over a year ..The band is , Sig-Guitar/Vox .. Dave-Bass/Vox and Duggie-Drums/Vox ..Click Bait is the very first single from the band ..

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

The name came from the idea that Bowie said, (Siggy played Guitar)  and i wanted to give the the rhythm section its own identity.... Hence....The Fire Pilots.

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

Sig & The Fire Pilots are a rocking three piece haling from Cannock in the UK ..Pretty much smack bang in the middle of this sceptered isle. We have a very healthy music scene, Dave runs a local venue called The Station.

4. How would you describe your style?

Sig And The Fire Pilots play an original mix of Rocky-Bluesy-Reggae-Pop.

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

Click Bait is the very first single from the band.

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

We have the next single (EP) Pretty much ready to go musically. We need to get a video sorted for it. Its called Almost Out Of Time. It is a lament for the planet. It is done in a Reggae style, shows off our other influences.

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

The only gig we have lined up at the moment is in Stafford @ The Red Rum May 7th It is a Sunday eve. (Coronation weekend).

Plans for the future include and not limited by World Domination. And being admitted to the Rock n Roll hall of fame LOL.

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

Plans for the future include and not limited by World Domination. And being admitted to the Rock n Roll hall of fame LOL. Just keep playing and writing really.

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

You Tube -

Spotify -

Twitter -

Soundcloud -

Facebook -

Instagram -

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

Would like listeners to instantly remember the hooks Got A Saying. Don't bore us, Get to the Chorus. If ya got something too say, send it Western Union.

Bullet For My Valentine will return to U.S. stages for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a welcome return to American venues! 

The band will also make appearances at key spring festivals, including Sonic Temple and Welcome to Rockville. From Ashes to New will appear on select dates.

"We're excited to announce that we will finally be making our way back over the the USA this May for some festival and headline show performances," the band exclaims. "It has been far too long but we're stoked to be coming back. See you in the pit!"


5/18 — Daytona Beach, FL — Welcome to Rockville*

5/19 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore Charlotte**

5/21 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz

5/22 — Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live

5/24 — Milwaukee, WI — Eagles Ballroom**

5/25 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival*

5/28 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore Detroit

*Festival Date

**No From Ashes to New

American Sludge/Post-Metal band Surus released their debut album "Posthumous". The release was recorded in "Davco Manufacturing Studios", mixed by Jared Hagan and mastered by Alan Douches from "West West Side Music".

Check out the new album debut linked below:

Surus was formed in 2023 at Tulsa, Oklahoma by Jared Hagan (Guitars/Vocals), John Hagan (Bass) and Brandon Simon (Drums), who wanted to create music that would combine elements of Doom and Post-Metal.

Italian horror metal veterans CADAVERIA unveil their latest video for "La Casa dell'Anima". The dark and atmospheric new hymn is taken from the band's sixth full-length record "Emptiness", out now via Time To Kill Records.

Cadaveria comments: "In my heart I have wanted to write a song in Italian for years. I always hesitated because I used to associate the Italian singing with the punk of Negazione, Indigesti and Nerorgasmo, which I listened to as a little girl, and I didn't think it could be combined with the spirituality and the black-dark-gothic mood of my lyrics. The passion for other cultures, the discovery of shamanism and my life experiences of the last five years have finally freed me from any preconceptions. I am happy to be able to tell you about my journey outside body and time, where I was guided by the rhythm of the shamanic drums, with my own language. An experience to cleanse, reconcile, make space and be reborn, translated into images by Marçelo, who has always made CADAVERIA videos with his Morbid Vision".

Watch the video HERE.

Post-punk/indie alternatives TONIGHT'S HERO began sometime ago, with the members having formed another band, that would later come under the namesake it is now. So far though, they have released some single's along with a full-length album! The band is even working on all new material expected this year in the fall. Just see what else the band had to express about themselves and their music below.

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

Tim Nash and Alex Auer met in high school and instantly bonded over their love for pop punk. They formed a band called The Arson Committee and have been playing music together ever since. Following The Arson Committee’s dissolution, they continued writing and recording music together under the name Tonight’s Hero.

After laying dormant for several years, a renewed interest was sparked during the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in their debut album, Skeleton Tracks, released October 2021.

Tonight’s Hero has followed up Skeleton Tracks with a series of singles, most recently, “Nothing New Under the Sun”, released February 2023.

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

The name “Tonight’s Hero” is a literary allusion and they would like fans to seek out the origins on their own.

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

Tonight’s Hero is split between Nashville and Sacramento. Some favorite local artists from Nashville include:

 - Morbid Orchid

 - Multi Ultra

 - Supercult

Some favorite local artists from Sacramento include:

 - Headphone Control

 - Lift Alternative

 - Kevin Seconds

4. How would you describe your style?

Post-punk meets indie alternative. 

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

Released so far:

 - Skeleton Tracks - LP, 2021

 - Ask Me If I Care (‘79) - Single, 2022

 - There’s Something In My Eggnog - Single, 2022

 - Nothing New Under the Sun - Single, 2023

You can expect strong melodic songs with prominent notes of nostalgia. 

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

Tonight’s Hero is actively working on new material they plan to release in Fall 2023.

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

Tonight’s Hero is refining their songs for a live set to be debuted this summer in Sacramento. More dates to follow. 

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

The band is eager to release and promote their follow-up LP. 

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

Tonight’s Hero can be found on all streaming services and physical CDs and digital downloads are available for purchase at

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

Tonight’s Hero hopes to transport you to a place of sunshine and melancholy using sweet melodies juxtaposed with nostalgic lyrics.

Alternative pop-rock act TERRY GUY has been actively doing music for sometime now, being an indie singer/songwriter artist, some single's including a debut album have been released. No shows or tours as of yet, but a lot is still taking place with music and much else. Terry Guy himself discusses all of this below. 

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

I don’t actually have a band #sadface #violins lol. It’s just me, myself and I, but it’s truly not all doom and gloom. Being a solo artist has, majority of the time, allowed me to make my own creative decisions and I’ve been making music since I was 14. Although I started out producing dance music, I eventually went to college and aspired to be a singer and songwriter, as well as a music producer. I was getting into Rock, Indie and Adult Contemporary music and wanted to explore these genres as a vocalist and recording artist, so during my 20’s I recorded in various studies, released some singles and toured independently. It was in recent years that I finally released my debut album “Cloud Zero In Society,” and directed my own music videos for my music.

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

It’s my birth name. I thought a million and one times during my teenage years of how to change it. But in the end I stuck with the name I was born with. It felt right. 

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

I’m based in London, UK, and have never performed out of the country but this is something I want to fix very soon. I have toured around the UK but London, without a doubt, still has a sick music scene. I’m still listening to Amir, who is a stupidly talented Pop singer and songwriter, as well as Alt Rock bands such as The Killjoys. I will also be collaborating with an up-and-coming Indie singer called Chan Ranelle so definitely keep a look out for when some of her songs drop very soon.

4. How would you describe your style?

Alternative Pop-Rock, Indie singer/songwriter music artist with the occasional Industrial and Modern Classical influence. My influences are somewhat all over the place, from PJ Harvey to Avril Lavigne, from Martin Grech to Chantal Kreviazuk, from Hole to MIA and the list just goes on. But somehow they all find a way through to my music in some capacity.

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

I have released some singles and a debut album which I’m very proud of called “Cloud Zero In Society.” “Cloud Zero” explored both mine and other peoples’ experiences of British Society, bringing about lyrical narratives of Terrorism, Homophobia, Addiction and Racism, and fused piano Ballads with Indie Rock and Folk music. I’m so proud of it and I would love more to hear it. It is an empathetic record, which I hope reaches out to more people.

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

I do indeed and I’m so excited about it. My second album is almost finished and I’m hoping to release it later this year. The first single from my second album will drop this Summer and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. The new music is slightly different from what listeners have heard from me before and the portfolio has come about from me completing a Masters in Popular Music. The method of making music on this occasion has derived from the way I usually make music.

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

I have no official dates to announce right now but I am planning to go touring again this Summer and it will be the first time I have performed since late 2020. It’s been way too long, so I’m raring to go.

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

Well, getting a band is a possibility lol. But I’m happy performing solo for now. And this next tour will be the first time in a very long time that I have performed solely on my own as on my last tour from 2019-2020 I performed with a backing band. My future plans at this point in my life is to make music for myself and for others, tour, get into other types of music projects and live my best life.

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

Pretty much everywhere. Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music and don’t forget to check out the music videos and lyric videos I have made for my music over the last 5 years. My links are below:

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

My voice and my words.

Instrumentalist COMPREHENDING has taken this style with the combination of math-rock and post rock to create something that is straight up rock at times. Some single's have been released so far, with all new music in the works, with a new single even. The man behind this project does all of the talking all below.

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

Comprehending started in my bedroom in Uppsala, Sweden in 2019 kind of by accident. I had written my song “Spring” and liked it so much that I wanted to record it properly just to have for myself. Because of this I contacted my friend Richard Stöök who helped me record and mix the song, he told me that I should make it a real project and release my music, so I did and here we are! The band is a one person project so I’m the only member. I do however get help with recording real drums for my songs and have other musicians with me when I’m doing live shows.

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

I’ve always liked one word band names, so that was my main focus when choosing a name. The name Comprehending came to mind after listening to the song Shinrin-yoku by Enter Shikari where I noticed them singing the word. I liked how it sounded and started to think about what this project was about. And it really is a way for me to try to comprehend different aspects of music. So I stuck with it.

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

Comprehending is based out of Uppsala, Sweden. I can’t say the math-rock scene is that great here though haha. But I have played a show with another Uppsala band called Look, Orion which I would recommend to everyone who’s into kind of mathy emo indie music. 

4. How would you describe your style?

I’m usually describing it as instrumental math-rock, but I’m also writing more towards post-rock sometimes, and sometimes straight up rock. But if you enjoy kind of complicated chill instrumental music you’d probably enjoy my songs.

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

So far I’ve released 6 singles and have another one coming. Listening to my music you can expect intricate guitar riffs, different time signatures, well placed synths and sometimes intense drum work. But overall a good chill feeling with an occasional thing that makes you go “that’s interesting”. 

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

Yes! I have a new single called “Try” that will be released on all major platforms on March 18th. I think it’s one of the coolest songs I’ve written and I’m really looking forward to it! You can also pre-save the song here

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

I recently had a show in Uppsala with the band Look,Orion but I do not have anything planned as of now unfortunately. I hope to do some more shows later this year though.

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

My plans right now is to write more music and plan more shows, hopefully grow my fan base in the meantime.

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

You can hear my music on all major platforms, I’m more present on Spotify and Bandcamp though. Bandcamp is also where you can buy all my music and merch! 

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

I would like a new listener to get with the feel of the songs and maybe have a brief break from all the obligations of life and just have a relaxed moment. We could all use that sometimes and I think my music kind of promotes that. My recommendation would be to go outside, lay down and just get lost in the music.

Following the release of their 10th full-length album “ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN” to staggering 10/10 reviews across the board and Top 10 chartings across the globe, MACHINE HEAD will embark on an 18-date trek across the U.S.. The Electric Happy Hour (Live) tour will kick off on May 15th in Ventura, CA, and will make its way to Des Moines, Fort Wayne, and Detroit before ending in Los Angeles on June 9th.

Says MACHINE HEAD founder Robb Flynn, “Really stoked to be heading out in America again, the last tour had so many moments that were so strong and just beyond life affirming!"

Continues Flynn, "It makes me super proud that we have stayed the path playing these intimate venues doing 2 and 1/2 to 3 hour 'Evening With-style shows' for the last 8 years.  These shows are incredibly rewarding for us as musicians and to people who come out to just go fucking nuts with us.  Eight years ago the idea was to provide OUR PEOPLE with an experience no other metal band was/is doing right now, and somehow this crazy idea stuck! Me personally... I’m getting really bored of going to see a band headline for 1 hour and 5 minutes, or trudge 50 miles down to the amphitheater to pay $40 for parking and $15 bucks for beer to see a show, so being able to offer something unique in this day and age feels really good.”

"We're especially looking forward to the EHH format with Sir Vogg joining us on this upcoming tour. In reality, I see it becoming even a bit more free-form, you might get 5 songs off of 'The Blackening,' you might get 5 songs off of 'Burn My Eyes,' you might get 5 cover songs! The setlist has changed a little from day to day, and the beer always flows, so come down a bang with us for Electric Happy Hour (Live)!"

More U.S. dates are being announced soon Head Cases, so if you don’t see your city now, stay tuned!


5/15/2023  Majestic Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA

5/17/2023  Virginia St Brewhouse - Reno, NV

5/19/2023  Pub Station - Billings, MT

5/21/2023  Wooly's - Des Moines, IA

5/22/2023  The Art Theater - Hobart, IN

5/24/2023  The Signal -Chattanooga, TN

5/25/2023  Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY

5/27/2023  Piere's - Ft. Wayne, IN

5/28/2023  ML Metal Fest - Milwaukee, WI

5/30/2023  Elevation - Grand Rapids, MI

5/31/2023  Spiral Hall - Pittsburgh, PA

6/01/2023  Majestic - Detroit, MI

6/03/2023  Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS

6/04/2023  Slowdown - Omaha, NE

6/06/2023  Summit -Denver, CO

6/07/2023  Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, CO

6/08/2023  Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ

6/09/2023  The Belasco - Los Angeles, CA


For four decades, OVERKILL have been the trailblazers in producing some of the most signature moments in the world of metal. On April 14th, the New Jersey Thrash legends will bludgeon your ears with their twentieth studio album, entitled Scorched via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band release their second single entitled, "Wicked Place". The track offers undeniable blues elements that give off old-school Rock N Roll feels. Check out the visualizer for “Wicked Place” here:

Listen to "Wicked Placed" on all streaming platforms:

Fanhome, the leader in subscription-based collections and models, under license from global branded entertainment leader Hasbro, brings the action-packed world of TRANSFORMERS home to fans across North America this summer with the launch of the TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime subscription. This is the ultimate screen accurate replica of the iconic Autobot leader as he appeared in the 2007’s TRANSFORMERS that kicked off the live action film franchise.

Standing nearly 2 feet tall and composed of meticulously detailed metal and ABS plastic parts, Optimus Prime will be the centerpiece of a collection with features such as light-up effects and full articulation for maximum posability. A fresh shipment from Fanhome brings the Optimus Prime figure to life each month with components for a specific part of the build, along with step-by-step instructions and all the necessary tools for assembly. (**Note: This Autobot figure does not transform.)

Builders will get to know Optimus Prime and the TRANSFORMERS universe throughout the subscription with a special full-color monthly magazine. Learn about his origins, his home planet, Cybertron, and the interstellar struggle between the Autobots and the Decepticons.  Dive into TRANSFORMERS lore and explore how the franchise of convertible toy robots was born in the 80s and became a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. Become an expert on Autobot and Decepticon characters such as Bumblebee and Megatron with insightful articles and informative “Fact Files,” and go behind the scenes to discover little known facts and images about the TRANSFORMERS movies and how they continue to bring this epic story to life for new generations of fans.

Fanhome Optimus Prime subscribers also will receive exclusive gifts at various stages, such as a pair of large (10x16 inches) full-color posters of Optimus Prime, an exclusive Optimus Prime ceramic mug, and T-shirt. 


The TRANSFORMERS brand is a global powerhouse franchise with millions of fans around the world. Since 1984, the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons has come to life in movies, TV shows, comic books, innovative toys, and digital media, bringing incredible “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE” experiences to fans of all ages. The brand’s enduring connection is made possible by its rich storytelling and characters: the heroic Autobots who seek to protect all life, and the evil Decepticons who seek to conquer the universe. The TRANSFORMERS brand is a Hasbro franchise.

More information and sign-up details are available at

TFcon is America's largest fan-run Transformers convention to hit across several states over the last few years. But this year, it would return to Los Angeles, California and go to the City of Burbank, CA. Taking place at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel & Convention Center; over the past weekend of March 10th through the 12th of this year 2023.

Friday evening would have opening ceremonies and fans to get the chance of picking up their badges with ease. Some minor disorganization at times, not letting fans roam about or not knowing that well of where certain things would take place was confusing. But once Saturday arrived all would be set in stone, or in this case metal perhaps, being a Transformers convention and all.

Saturday would showcase an array of guests, vendors, and more panels to be seen. Fans aligned the hotel and convention center bright and early, getting inside as soon as the doors opened, to go forth into the exhibit hall and artist alley, to purchase goods and mingle with the guests. Some of the most known being Peter Cullen known to all as the one and only Optimus Prime, with the other being Dan Gilvezan the voice of Bumblebee, one of the original voices from generation one. He and Prime being buddies since the start til the present day!

On Sunday though would be the closure of the convention and where Mr. Optimus Prime himself would make an appearance, Peter Cullen's line zig-zagging inside the hallways, as fans eagerily awaited to meet and greet with him. I being one, and he was very nice and friendly! But for the most part the convention had different panels and some other guests from the current shows of Transformers one being Earthspark a recent rendition. While other guests came from previous generations of the Transformers TV series from years back.

Overall though, this first time attending a Transformers convention such as this one, was a small one at that, but one that was a good experience to take in. Lots to see, buy, and do really, interacting with other like minded fans, enjoying what we were all there little robots in disguise.