NEW MUSIC: Them Evils released their live acoustic video for their new single "Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight" - WATCH IT HERE
After 2 years of touring their previous release “Rollin’ Stoned and Livin’ Free”, Them Evils are kicking things up a notch with tales from the road with new single “Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?”, to be released on Friday, 5/29. The song shows the band exploring new territories and maturing in their writing, while maintaining the signature sound of "Classic Rock, Modern Roll" that captured the attention of fans around the world.
“Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?” is their most upbeat track to date featuring heavy guitar tones, pounding drum sounds, and catchy vocal melodies that stand alone from the band’s previous work. Part of this is due to their recent collaborations with Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft (Escape The Fate) Aaron Edwards (Sick Puppies, Black Veil Brides) and producer Jim Kaufman (Danny Worsnop, The Black Moods, Night Riots).
Drummer David Delaney II says " 'Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?' is a song that reflects on our experiences while on tour. There's always a level of uncertainty when waking up in a bus and heading to the next city to play a show. You never know where a night is going to take you when you are having a good time and living in the moment. But there is an inevitable question that comes up sooner or later - "Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?". The lyrics in the song give details on what we go through on a daily basis living the "Rock N' Roll" lifestyle that people daydream about".
He continues: "When we sat in a writing room with Thrasher and Aaron we instantly hit it off. After slamming a few beers and sharing tour stories we knew that we were going to accomplish exactly what we were setting out to do! Once the writing/demo sessions were over - we immediately set up recording time with our good friend and producer, Jim Kaufman, at his home studio. Working with Kaufman is a humbling experience of its own. He's a guy that makes you feel comfortable contributing ideas and pushing you to achieve something better than before. With all his knowledge of production he was able to channel the energy of the demo and catapult it to the highest level – we were all speechless when hearing the final product. With the time that's gone by since our last release, we couldn't be more stoked on getting back at it with 'Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?'."
Their previous EP "Rollin' Stoned and Livin' Free" was enthusiastically received with placements on Key Rock playlists at all major streaming services, and the band supported that release with more than 100 live dates in 2018 that included a national headlining club tour with stops at Shiprocked, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and main stage @ Rock On The Range. 2019 saw the band supporting Pop Evil, Of Mice and Men, The Black Moods and He Is Legend, as well as festival appearances at Exit 111 and Rock USA. Positive Press looks were posted at Kerrang, Loudwire, AXS, Rock Revolt, Alternative Addiction and others that added to the bands critical acclaim.
The band plans to continue touring as they soon as they can safely do so, with tours and festival dates currently being explored for the latter part of 2020.
Connect with Them Evils:
Official Band website: https://themevils.com
Smart URL: https://themevils.fanlink.to/where-ya-gonna-crash-tonight
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThemEvils
INTERVIEW: Stephanie Stevens talks with New Age Premonition vocalist Charlie Esparza as they discuss the band and music - READ IT HERE
By Stephanie Stevens
Happy to have found this new great band! Not only was I blown away by the music but the story of strength and courage from a amazing human, Charles Esparza vocalist of @new_age_premonition
Q: How did u become a musician and what is ur instrument of choice?A: Guitar is my instrument of choice, but music did not come to me personally in a good way. I had a-lot of depressing things going on at the time in my head, so it gave me a-lot to jot about I guess.
Q: Tell us about your band and how being in a band has helped you gain confidence?
A: geez its the members. We build each other and push each other to be better then the person we were the day prior. My bandmates and I are pretty confident at this point inside/outside of the band from playing shows, to writing music, to taking these sort of formulas and using them out in everyday life, and their jobs, and girlfriends. Music has taught us that everything has feeling when you are doing it right. ANYTHING YOU DO IN LIFE has a natural feeling of when its being completed right. You can tell when a house is built correctly.
Q: What style of music does ur band play? Why did u choose this genre and ur biggest influence?
A: We are very eclectic when its comes to writing. We just wanna be different,, and its hard to be different when you can’t exactly reinvent the wheel anymore. I guess we would be considered Indie/Alternative, but our influences are again very diverse anywhere from ABBA to ZAPPA.
Q: How can people support ur band and any new news on ur band u want to share or ur music journey on a personal level?
Part 1 A: well the common social media sites such as; Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Spotify, Itunes, etc.. links below in PART 4 of this question.
Part2: We are currently writing new tunes, and recording old one. We plan on being in the studio throughout the year. We are working on some videography for one song, and merch based on a couple other.
Part3: Music came to me in a very dark hour. Not gonna make this a big part of this interview, but I am a human trafficking victim, and it went on for 20 years basically since 2 years old and I got out when I was 23, and Im about to be 25 I should’ve been dead and thought I was going to anyway, so I ended just basically giving up, but music was an escape and my bandmates literally saved my life and I’m so thankful I’m alive and that I get to write music and share my thoughts and stories with these fellas.
Part 4: https://m.facebook.com/newagepremonition/?ref=bookmarks
Q:What is the most important thing about music/art that can help people in your opinion?
A: The meaning or the emotion behind the piece. Or even focusing on their own emotions or take on what the spectator is observing
Q: What do you hope people will remember most about ur art/music?
A: That it literally meant something. The friendships between us, and within the music community. Tackling mental disorders, and what it took to just get where we are even now.
Q: If you could give people struggling with finding a passion they love to do, what advice would you tell them?
A: : finding and really harnessing a passion, the person struggling really needs to be open to new experiences, and experiment in finding their little nitch within the society of their passion and just go with it.
Q: Empower another artist by telling us someone u admire and why you admire them?
A: my buddy Nardo Navdo @navdo because he really taught me a-lot of what Ik about being a musician. Sometimes your point doesn’t come across by just pen and paper, it comes based off emotion and feeling
NEW MUSIC: From Ashes To New releases hilarious parody video for "Wake Me Up When 2020 Ends", their fresh new take on the Green Day classic track - WATCH IT HERE
NEW MUSIC: Saints of Destruction unleash their video for "Dream Of Pain" off of the bands upcoming 5 song EP All Hail The Saints due out end of summer - WATCH IT HERE
Pennsylvania - SAINTS OF DESTRUCTION debut single “Dream of Pain” via The Label Group with INgrooves is a shot of ‘balls to the wall’ rock! The track “Dream of Pain” solidifies a heavy sound; while slinging the grunge sludge undertones up into your eardrums. Saints of Destruction’s “Dream of Pain” level up a complex sound that carries its own identification. Yet at the same time, the song also slays a sound that feels familiar when listening - an intimate sound where their influences can be heard. Saints of Destruction have truly created their own formation of solid sound rock within “Dream of Pain” and their coming creations are to be kept an eye on for the future of more exciting tracks.
"We wrote "Dream of Pain" and two other songs the first night we got in the rehearsal room in September. The verse and chorus came out instantaneously with the lyrics pretty much intact. This was all pre-pandemic and we all looked back to September saying oh shit we wrote these semi predictive songs. One
could interpret certain parts of it being akin to our current situation but it was loosely written about a totalitarian turned regime. Essentially about two idiotic sides fighting while zombies sneak in and wipe out everyone. So maybe we’re in for that next but hopefully the zombies are the slow ones, not World War Z." - Saints of Destruction
Next up is another single and a 5-song EP titled All Hail The Saints dropping end of summer.
Saints of Destruction formed in September 2019. Comprised of good friends Marc Adam Kahn, Brian Radick, Kevin Somerville, and Chris Cwikla, the Saints are bringing unapologetic, hard-driving rock n roll back on the scene. Influenced by bands like Van Halen , Def Leppard , Iron Maiden , Jane's Addiction , Nirvana, and Soundgarden , the Saints of Destruction became fed up with the monotonous, auto-tuned, squashed mainstream rock of today and decided to go a different direction. With lyrical content consisting of anti-pop culture references, the Saints highlight ideas central to taking a stand against excessive media and political control, social and celebrity elitism, compliance culture and general conformity that is strangling us all right now.
Rock n roll has lost its antagonistic flare. It's supposed to be about youth rebelling against the system. Not taking the safe move and conforming to lame corporate standards. The Saints of Destruction grew up being inspired by rebel artists like Perry Farrell who didn't give a shit about fitting into an industry model. Instead, they did exactly what they wanted and fought for individualism.
INTERVIEW: Jackie of In The Key of Change talks with Ilan Rubin - From Nine Inch Nails to Paramore to Angels & Airwaves to The New Regime, Ilan talks about making it work from home. - WATCH IT HERE
NEW MUSIC: Idaho Rock Band Silent Theory has released the Official Music Video for their new single "Six Feet Under". The track presents a poignant statement on the state of mental health awareness and treatment in the US. - WATCH IT HERE
"'Six Feet Under' is about the evolution of hate and ignorance to mental health. It was written during the marathon of mass shootings but it was never a stance on gun control. Only a wake up call observation of our mental healthcare system and our bare minimum efforts for prevention." - SILENT THEORY
In a society where new bands pop up every day, Silent Theory is here to set a new standard. The band found success with their single, "Fragile Minds," released June 2016, charting at #97 for Media Base Active-Rock and #29 for Under the Radar charts. It has since surpassed 5 million video views on YouTube and continues to grow rapidly. Following this success in June 2018, through Loudwire, the band released their second single off of the album, Delusions, "Watch Me Burn." The single charted at #67 on the Media Base Active-Rock charts.
Silent Theory is made up of brothers Mitch, Scott, and George Swanger, as well as Robert James and Dakota Elliot Tyler. They are currently located in Moscow, Idaho, but finding worldwide success. As of January 2019, they signed with Paul Crosby Management (founding member of Saliva), released their latest single, "Six Feet Under," and are currently finishing a new album to be released later this year.
NEW MUSIC: Horror metal band FROM HELL has unleashed a sinister new video for “They Come at Night,” the latest horror story in the FROM HELL anthology, Rats & Ravens, out May 22 - WATCH IT HERE
Delve into the darkness of “They Come at Night” exclusively via BraveWords at http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-from-hell-premieres-they-come-at-night-video.
Rats & Ravens is set in mid-13th Century Eastern Europe and weaves an eerie and epic tale of witchery throughout its 10 tracks.
“The story is about a witch who desires children of her own and steals them from the villages nearby,” vocalist Aleister Sinn explains. “When she kills them, she traps the ravens who come for their souls. She keeps the children on this earth, reanimates their corpses with rats and calls them ‘Lilium.’”
“Lilium,” the first single from the blackened thrash band’s Rats & Ravens, is an in-depth looks at these reanimated creatures. Watch the lyric video for “Lilium” at https://youtu.be/fL3HaTOdP1E.
Led by guitarist/vocalist Aleister Sinn (the dark persona of George Anderson), FROM HELL released their debut album, Ascent from Hell, in 2014, featuring an all-star lineup of bassist Steve Smyth (Forbidden, Nevermore, Testament), drummer Paul Bostaph (Slayer, Testament) and bassist Damien Sisson (Death Angel). For Rats & Ravens, Sinn and Smyth were joined by bassist Stephen Paul Goodwin (Vicious Rumors) and drummer Wes Anderson (Blind Illusion, Les Claypool). Drawing on their varied musical backgrounds, the new members added even more depth to the band’s new songs.
Rats & Ravens was produced by Greg Wilkinson (High on Fire, Necrot, Autopsy) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Annihilator, Cynic).
Pre-save/pre-order Rats & Ravens at https://smarturl.it/FromHellRatsRavens, https://thisbandisfromhell.bandcamp.com/ and www.scourgerecords.com.
Rats & Ravens track listing:
2-They Come at Night
5-Don’t Cry for Help
6-Three and Nine
7-Forest of the Screaming Trees
8-Room for One
10-Am I Dead
Like Rats & Ravens, FROM HELL’s debut offering, Ascent From Hell, was a dark concept album, telling the story of a corpse that wakes up in Hell only to find he must go back to earth, recover his soul – which still lives inside another body - and drag it back to Hell. featured metal icons Paul Bostaph, Steve Smyth, and Damien Sisson.
FROM HELL is slated to join Atheist and Cadaver for a European tour this fall.
FROM HELL is:
Aleister Sinn – vocals and lead guitar
Stephen Paul Goodwin – bass guitar
Steve Smyth – lead guitar
Wes Anderson – drums
FROM HELL online:
NEW MUSIC: Sacramento hard rock quartet THE ALPHA COMPLEX bursts onto the scene with their brand new single “Bad For You” - WATCH IT HERE
Sacramento hard rock quartet THE ALPHA COMPLEX bursts onto the scene with their brand new single “Bad For You” mastered by none other than Taylor Larson (FROM FIRST TO LAST). THE ALPHA COMPLEX is comprised of Michael Woodruff, Kery Glennon, Travis Carrier and Matthew O’Connell.
“‘Bad For You’ is a song that describes what happens when you stop blaming everyone else for your flaws and admit that you are actually the problem,” says Woodruff. “The relationship is toxic but you have come to the realization that you are the one making it that way. Like oil and water, sometimes things just won’t mix no matter how hard you try.”
The highly energetic performance video for this massive new track makes the undeniable statement that THE ALPHA COMPLEX is a sheer juggernaut. Led by Woodruff‘s powerful vocals, the thunderous track swells and explodes into an arena-ready chorus that would make them a favorite for fans of I PREVAIL and STARSET.
If you’re interested in a bit of metal trivia style info, then get this… Woodruff and fellow band mates Glennon and O’Connell are also members of the the prolific shock rock sensation MOTOGRATER. MOTOGRATER is widely known as the band that launched Ivan L. Moody’s career before he went on to join the now monstrous FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH.
NEW MUSIC: TETRARCH Reveals “I’m Not Right,” First Single and Video from Upcoming Sophomore Album Unstable, scheduled for a Fall 2020 Release - READ IT HERE
Metal phenoms TETRARCH have revealed the first single and video, “I’m Not Right,” from their upcoming sophomore album, Unstable, scheduled for a fall release.
“I’m Not Right” premiered yesterday on Sirius/XM’s Liquid Metal and is available today via all digital platforms at https://tetrarch.ffm.to/imnotright. Watch the video today at https://youtu.be/YGbXuxGh1Dk.
In addition to being the first single, “I’m Not Right” was the first song the band wrote for Unstable. “The intro riff for it came very naturally to us and kicked off the writing process,” says guitarist Diamond Rowe. “It was heavy and pissed off sounding, which was super cool and really set the tone for the songs that followed.”
Lyrically, “I’m Not Right” describes a moment when a person looks in the mirror and does not like what is looking back. Instead of dwelling on negativity, “I’m Not Right” is about seeking the drive to change a person’s situation and become the best version of oneself.
“We are a band that believes in embracing flaws and being who you are,” says Rowe. “But sometimes there’s a journey to get to that point, and that’s what this song really encompasses. It is normal to feel a bit off sometimes, and it’s okay to talk about it. Sometimes you just don't like something about yourself but how you go about changing that is what’s really important."
The video for “I’m Not Right” similarly follows the story of a teenage girl who is bullied by classmates, intermingled with energetic TETRARCH performance footage.
“We take a lot of pride in our performance and the energy that we put off live, so we knew we wanted there to be a performance aspect, but we also wanted to tell a bit of a story,” Rowe says. “Director Scott Hansen is always really cool to work with and open to any ideas that we may have, so that the video can match our vision. We're pretty stoked with how it came out.”
Produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Allegeon, Khemmis) and TETRARCH, Unstable amplifies the band’s tried-and-true blend of intense heavy riffage and driving drums with the dark vibes and haunting choruses of hooky modern hard rock. TETRARCH’s influences are evident but never replicated, as they stay true to their own unique sound that will appeal to any heavy music fan.
TETRARCH burst onto the scene in 2017 with the release of their full-length album, Freak, produced by Dave Otero. The album immediately reached strong positions on several iTunes charts – debuting within the Top 200 chart, at #3 on the metal charts and #17 on the rock charts. Their lead single, “Freak,” also garnered huge response from Sirius/XM’s Octane, and hit Top 50 on the Active Rock charts. The band toured incessantly following the release of the album, including headlining gigs, slots on major tours and appearances at some of North America’s largest music festivals.
Josh Fore – vocals/guitar
Diamond Rowe – lead guitar
Ryan Lerner – bass
Ruben Limas – drums
NEW MUSIC: Avatar unleashes their official video for "Silence In The Age of Apes", from their upcoming album Hunter Gatherer out August 7, 2020 - WATCH IT HERE
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