In the modern artistic sphere, the fields of sound design and music creation increasingly overlap. The crafting of unique sounds, rather than using pre-sets or plugins, can be the difference between standing out or blending into the background of an oversaturated market. One composer who understands this is Mick Gordon. Gordon rose to fame for
It is known to everyone at this point that Las Vegas will allegedly be the center of the music universe on September 22nd, 23rd, and 29th. Needless to say, it has spawned a variety of reactions. Should we be excited? Should we be cynical? Is this show possible? What happens if the When We Were
As stated in their Spotify bio, FRND CRCL (pronounced “Friend Circle”) is the “pop” in pop punk. Formed out of Vineland, NJ, the band has been making waves recently following their recent tour with Goalkeeper and joining Vinnie Fiorello’s (Less Than Jake) record label, Lost Music Collective. FRND CRCL incorporates a multitude of influences into their
If To Kill A Monster isn’t a known name in your household, it should be. A staple punk rock band in Columbus, Ohio, since 2005, these guys pack a punch. Their energy is infectious, their choruses catchy, their sound new and all their own yet reminiscent of the late 2000s. The combination of familiar and
In honor of their 20th anniversary, The Dollyrots have gone Down The Rabbit Hole, celebrating their notable tenure with a compilation of never-released tracks, B-sides, and nostalgic covers. The 24-track album is an eclectic display of the band’s progression and unwavering sense of self. Disc 1 takes listeners on an excitedly non-linear journey from their
Throughout the years there have been hundreds of movies depicting the lifestyle and feeling of rock and roll. Some are classics that we’ve all seen, others are indie films that didn’t get enough recognition—but they all share one thing in common. These movies pull the spirit of rock and roll out of music venues and
Asking Alexandria is a British hard rock band that debuted as a metalcore band in 2009 with their album Stand Up and Scream. They’ve been a strong name in the alt scene since, and in their time, they’ve experienced drastic shifts and changes in their sound as they’ve grown to mirror themselves in honest representation.
An emotional few words start the new single, “Bullets In My Teeth,” that Drag Me Out debuted Friday morning: “We’re all just prisoners of our own desire, born with a f***ing halo and a sword in our hands. Just when you fall so deep into your fantasy, you realize you’re never coming back.” The second
January is (let’s be honest) a pretty dire month. The shine of Christmas has worn off. We’re left with cold weather and a New Years resolution designed to be broken by February. So, imagine my excitement to have the Groundhog Day loop broken on the 14th when All Get Out rocketed back into my headphones.
In the current age of streaming, it can be easy to get enamoured with metal music that sounds emphatically modern. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to take it back to where it all started. That is, with hard-hitting, no-nonsense metal reminiscent of the legendary records released in the 1980s. Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Helloween, Dio, and