Friday, February 22, 2019

Tag: mental health

Op-Ed: How touring has impacted my mental health as a band member

by Russell Ullrich I remember the first time I experienced tour depression. A pillow, a blanket and a pair of noise-cancelling ear buds were my...

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows on depression: “The stigma is disheartening”

Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows is speaking out on mental health, detailing his time spent battling depression and highlighting the need for understanding in...

Cold Waves Festival jumpstarts the fury of industrial-rock

  It started out as a tribute to a friend. Jamie Duffy was a bona fide underground-rock fixture in the Chicago club scene, a highly...

Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds opens up on mental health struggles

Enter Shikari vocalist Rou Reynolds didn't sleep for a week following a 2015 panic attack. The British musician is opening up about that experience—and...

GutterLIFE share powerful statement on addiction and suicidal thoughts

Melodic-punk band GutterLIFE just released a powerful music video for "Haunted," which deals with drug overdose and regret. Vocalist Matthew VanRossem wrote a letter about...

The Plague’s David Monroe writes about addiction, recovery and how it healed him

Musician/producer David Adam Monroe shares thoughts on his relationship with art and how recovery from alcohol addiction healed his love for music, motivating him to create...

Travis Barker, Anthony Green talk addiction, depression and Chester Bennington

Members of Blink-182, Circa Survive and more are tackling the tough topics of addiction and depression following the unexpected deaths this year of Linkin...

Post-tour blues: On going home, anxiety and taking care of yourself

Being on tour and returning home afterward  both present varying levels of distress, but for very different reasons. Everyone is at least somewhat aware...

“Music has an innate power to heal”: Hollow Bones’ powerful statement on mental health

Melodic hardcore outfit Hollow Bones are premiering a music video for "Balance." The track is the first part of a two-song narrative that deals with mental...

Laura Jane Grace gives advice for those struggling with suicidal thoughts

Laura Jane Grace wants you to keep living.  For those unaware, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and when Grace spoke over the phone with Alternative...

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