Saturday, August 17, 2019

BABYMETAL return home for a momentous occasion: SU-METAL’s ‘coming of age’

With two of their members still in their teens, BABYMETAL’s combination of J-pop overload, thrash metal rage, EDM slickness and opera-level dramatics have already left an indelible...
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Choosing life: twenty one pilots avoid the glow of “Neon Gravestones”

We take a closer look at a controversial song from twenty one pilots' recently released Trench, which addresses complex thoughts and solutions about suicide. In the scheme of...
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The Black Queen’s Greg Puciato writes book, cheats death

Austrian poet Ingeborg Bachmann once wrote, “I am writing with my burnt hand about the nature of fire.” In irony’s cruel thrust, Bachmann would later be rescued...
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Ash Costello opens up about her miscarriage, celebrates being ‘Unbreakable’

New Years Day’s latest album, Unbreakable, has an unmistakable survival theme, one forged by vocalist Ash Costello and the myriad of travails she has encountered in her...
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‘Punk Goes…’ has one volume Fearless Records is still hoping to pull off

On one level, punk is an extreme reaction to the music taking place around it. And that’s why Fearless Records’ long-running Punk Goes… series is the essence...
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11 vocalists spill the tea about forgetting lyrics onstage

There are songs that we know every single lyric to and can recite at any given moment. But sometimes, even the people who wrote the lyrics–or at least...
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Assuming We Survive frontman recalls escaping his dark past

A lot of musicians will testify that they had it tough before they got their break in music, but no one in the scene has a story...
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Plague Vendor remind the world they’re still here with passionate new song

Three years after the release of their sophomore album, BLOODSWEAT, California’s murderous post-punks Plague Vendor have returned. The quartet have just shared “New Comedown,” the lead single...
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Adore Delano is the happiest “making trashy, awful music”

Adore Delano sounds tired. She just flew from her native Los Angeles to Denver to shoot a music video, and in less than two days she’ll board...
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‘Sounds Of The Underground’ will help you find your next favorite band

To put it kindly, the music industry is a beast. However, in a cutthroat business that tends to swallow aspiring artists, Johnny Zirkel is combating the BS...