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Animals As Leaders’ Tosin Abasi on creating his own company to build the “super guitar”
Animals As Leaders’ Tosin Abasi on creating his own company to build the “super guitar”
Tosin Abasi has always taken a less than conventional approach to music, ever since he started learning guitar at the age of 12. It wasn’t his first instrument — he had played clarinet in the school orchestra — “but clarinet wasn’t cool,” he says, laughing. And so he picked up guitar because...
Dance Gavin Dance announce SWANFEST 2022 with Movements, Knocked Loose, more
Dance Gavin Dance announce SWANFEST 2022 with Movements, Knocked Loose, more
Dance Gavin Dance have announced the lineup for SWANFEST, a one-day festival headlined and curated by the band. The festival will take place April 23 at Heart Health Park in the band's hometown of Sacramento, California. Read more: Tilian Pearson reveals how taking psychedelics informed ‘Factory Reset’ Joining Dance Gavin Dance are Animals As Leaders, Knocked Loose, Movements, Anthony Green, Veil
10 underrated metalcore albums that deserve another listen
10 underrated metalcore albums that deserve another listen
These modern metalcore albums from the 2010s are all very different. They rework influences from progressive, alternative metal, hardcore punk, several branches of death metal and even shoegaze. Some were overshadowed by the success of other albums from these same artists and others were simply overlooked due to the sheer volume of music coming out...
JIA play with diverse influences and nontraditional arrangements in “Drift”
JIA play with diverse influences and nontraditional arrangements in “Drift”
Instrumental trio JIA are exploring ways to arrange progressive-metal sounds for a brand-new musical experience. Bassist Jacob Umansky, guitarist Ivan Chopik and keyboardist Alan Hankers teamed up with vocalist Casey Sabol (ex-Periphery) and drummer Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders) to create “Drift,” which is being exclusively premiered with AltPress.  AltPre...
Dance Gavin Dance reschedule spring tour, Swanfest for late summer
Dance Gavin Dance reschedule spring tour, Swanfest for late summer
Dance Gavin Dance have announced they are rescheduling their intended spring dates for early August. The new start date will be Aug 4 in Seattle, with the tour ending at Swanfest, Sept. 12 at Papa Murphy's Park in Sacramento, California. This is the first news of new DGD dates since the coronavirus pandemic put a moratorium on live concerts in the U...
Animals As Leaders announce The Madness Of Many Tour with Veil Of Maya, Alluvial
Animals As Leaders announce The Madness Of Many Tour with Veil Of Maya, Alluvial
Animals As Leaders have announced a sweet tour today with a nice and heavy lineup. The Madness Of Many Tour will be a technical one to say the least, as it will feature Veil Of Maya and Alluvia on the bill.  The run kicks off on May 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah and will conclude just over a month later on June 3 in San Diego.. R... Read More ...
Korn announce amazing spring tour
Korn announce amazing spring tour
Korn has just announced an amazing spring tour that you are not going to want to miss. Check out the dates and who's supporting them below! Read more: Korn, Stone Sour, Halestorm, more announced for Rise Above Fest While Korn is already playing plenty of festivals this summer, the band has given us even more chances to see them live with this amazing headlining tour. T ...
15 incredible bands celebrating their 10th birthdays this year
Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday that we were rocking out to these emerging bands back in 2007. A decade later, these timeless acts are still kicking some major ass, both on stage and in the studio. So here’s our happy birthday shout out to some of our favorites from over the years! ANI... Read More ...

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