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The time Bad Omens trashed their house to look like a cave—and more
The time Bad Omens trashed their house to look like a cave—and more
When it comes to pure power, Richmond, Virginia's Bad Omens come right out of the box, swinging hard. Their delivery of noise-drenched harmonics, detuned bass and Noah Sebastian's growl makes for a pummeling rock experience. The title of their latest album, Finding God Before God Finds Me, sums up the Bad Omens experience in the most unbridled way...
Beartooth want you to stay inside and they have the merch to help you
Beartooth want you to stay inside and they have the merch to help you
Midwest metal heroes Beartooth are putting their money where people's lives are. The band have put together "stay at home" merch bundles. The proceeds will benefit the Grammy Awards' MusicCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Beartooth "stay at home" kit consists of a specially designed hoodie, fleece blanket, deck of cards, bottle opener and a tote bag...
Watch Mike Herrera turn Goldfinger’s “Superman” into poignant ballad
Watch Mike Herrera turn Goldfinger’s “Superman” into poignant ballad
The coronavirus pandemic has made many of us put our lives on pause, literally and psychically.  Now Mike Herrera (known for his time in the punk band MxPx) is sharing his reflections with the world on "Superman." It's a cover of the Goldfinger song everybody loved while playing the classic video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. "So here I a...
Nine Inch Nails surprise drop ‘Ghosts V – VI’ to color your isolation
Nine Inch Nails surprise drop ‘Ghosts V – VI’ to color your isolation
Nine Inch Nails used their self-isolation to complete two albums, Ghosts V -VI. The records were released today for free download from the band's official site and to all streaming services. "As the news seems to turn ever more grim by the hour, we've found ourselves vacillating wildly between feeling like there may be hope at times to utter despair...
Fender offers free guitar lessons to make your isolation cooler
Fender offers free guitar lessons to make your isolation cooler
Iconic guitar company Fender is offering free lessons online. In response to the coronavirus pandemic keeping the world under isolation, the brand is giving away three months of guitar lessons as part of their Fender Play platform. "With everything happening in the world, music has the power to connect us," reads the statement on the Fender site...
10 artists who patently refuse to be confined to a single genre
10 artists who patently refuse to be confined to a single genre
Genres? Who needs them? There used to be a time when music listeners were so defined by what they listened to, they might as well have been street gangs. Punk rockers. Metal heads. New wavers. Goths. Industrial rivetheads. Fun fact: AltPress founder Mike Shea started the magazine 35 years ago for the express notion of giving all genres (underground mostly) a place to reside...
Fat Mike on new NOFX tracks, getting old and “isolation”
Fat Mike on new NOFX tracks, getting old and “isolation”
We’re all stuck inside at the mercy of microbes. Except for Fat Mike, frontman for punk lifers NOFX and co-owner of Fat Wreck Chords. Last week, Mike brought some new NOFX tracks into the world. The first was a video for a new song, “I Love You More Than I Hate Me,” which featured all the members of the band in various stages of self-harm while a party of younger, cooler, prettier punks acts like
Highly Suspect hold the family dinner from Hell in “These Days” video
Highly Suspect hold the family dinner from Hell in “These Days” video
The coronavirus pandemic has us in a state of lockdown, away from many of our families and friends. While we wait anxiously for the pandemic to pass, Highly Suspect give us a reason to actually celebrate social distancing. The new video for their track "These Days" peeks in on a family dinner where everyone is hostile, harried and with something to hide...

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