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Steve Aoki on HIROQUEST: Genesis: “I can’t ever forget a genre or community that gave me a voice”

On ‘HIROQUEST: Genesis,’ Steve Aoki reconnects with his musical roots. With his most diverse album yet, Aoki features an all-star ensemble of collaborators.

Why Bonnie’s nostalgic alt-rock searches for a higher meaning

Why Bonnie have big ambitions. The band discuss their debut album, 90 in November, and the sharp imagery accompanying their fuzzy alt-rock.

Annie DiRusso is the raw Nashville indie rocker who manifested a fall tour with Declan McKenna

For Annie DiRusso, TikTok helped launch her rock anthems to virality. With new single “Call It All Off” and a tour with Declan McKenna, she’s set to skyrocket.

Sound and Fury Festival 2022 spotlights the new face of hardcore, from Anxious to Scowl

The Sound and Fury Festival made its triumphant return following a two-year hiatus. From Anxious to Pity Sex, relive the hardcore festival’s best moments.

How Ian Charms became the hottest jewelry line worn by Doja Cat, Dua Lipa and Pete Davidson

Ian Charms is the beaded jewelry line worn by Justin Bieber and Doja Cat. In this interview, founder Lisa Sahakian discusses her brand’s meteoric rise.

Just What I Kneaded went from a passion project to a celebrity-favorite bakery

It’s always beautiful to see a small business not only succeed but thrive in its community and become a destination for all walks of life to enjoy. For Justine Hernandez, she found her passion in vegan baking and started from grassroots beginnings, selling culinary creations from her home before taking the plunge to open her […]

The new wave of deathcore is expanding the possibilities of what the genre can be

In 2022, breakdowns, pig squeals and gutturals are back in fashion. After years spent lying dormant, deathcore has roared back into life, setting TikTok alight and enjoying a commercial and cultural relevance unlike anything it has had within the past decade.  But even though it might seem like the clock’s wound back 15 years, musical […]

Limp Bizkit performs ‘STILL SUCKS’ songs live for first time—watch

Limp Bizkit recently held their first 2022 concert at Mexico City’s Vive Latino. The performance was live-streamed, allowing fans everywhere a glimpse into the first show supporting 2021’s STILL SUCKS. Read more: Limp Bizkit announce ‘STILL SUCKS’ tour dates for 2022 The band were originally supposed to tour in support of the album last year, […]

Limp Bizkit announce ‘STILL SUCKS’ tour dates for 2022

Limp Bizkit have announced the 2022 U.S. STILL SUCKS tour. The band will be supported by Scowl, WARGASM, $not, Dying Wish and Yung Gravy on select dates. The tour is in support of the band’s latest album, the 2021 release STILL SUCKS.  Read more: 20 nü-metal bands that defined the late ’90s and early 2000s […]

Machine Gun Kelly releases three-track ‘lockdown sessions’ EP—listen

Machine Gun Kelly has added a three-track lockdown sessions EP to streaming services. The EP comes before the release of Mainstream Sellout, which arrives March 25. Read more: Machine Gun Kelly will be a playable character in upcoming video game The three songs on the EP were all recorded in 2020 in the midst of the […]

Oliver Tree on pouring "all the sadness" of his soul into 'Cowboy Tears'

Oliver Tree has released his new album, Cowboy Tears. In keeping with Tree’s characteristic vision, the new record is thematically rich and builds on his unique blend of music and performance art. Cowboy Tears is a unique follow-up to his acclaimed album, Ugly Is Beautiful. For the new project, Tree developed an “emo cowboy” aesthetic, […]

Holly Humberstone explores growing up in AltPress issue #402 cover story

Whenever she’s asked to describe her sound, Holly Humberstone is never sure quite how to answer. In all truth, she doesn’t think about it in great detail. “I just make the music that I’m into at the time,” she reasons. “I’m generally just trying not to overthink it.”  Those of us who devoutly listen to […]

The Linda Lindas on making punk rock their own with ‘Growing Up’

The Linda Lindas walked out of quarantine in a very different position from where they were when COVID-19 forced them and the rest of the world inside. Before, they had played only around 15 shows, meeting up to rock out simply because they loved it. Afterward, their faces and words were everywhere.  Read more: Dominic […]

Spencer Charnas on what drives Ice Nine Kills to new heights—interview

Ice Nine Kills are the ultimate musical incarnation of a slasher flick. Their dedication to horror allows them to construct music that truly reflects the genre’s unique blend of tight concepts, explorations of the grotesque things lurking in our world and playful escapism. More than that, the band have found ways to do this creative […]

Comeback Kid release seventh full-length ‘Heavy Steps’—listen

Comeback Kid have released their long-awaited seventh studio album, Heavy Steps. The album is out via Nuclear Blast Records.  Heavy Steps is the band’s first release in nearly five years since their 2017 record Outsider. It finds the band treading into heavier ground sonically and upping the production value, all while retaining their signature brand […]

Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell says the internet makes you learn a lot about yourself

There’s a fair case to suggest that 2021 may as well have been called “the year of Wolf Alice.” Returning with their first new music since 2017’s Visions Of A Life, the British indie-rock act’s third album, Blue Weekend, proved to be their most eclectic and free-flowing release to date. Although it takes monumental creative […]

Urethane team up with Pennywise's Jim Lindberg for "Inheritance"—watch

Urethane have released a new video for their single “Inheritance.” The track also features Jim Lindberg of Pennywise. Alternative Press is bringing you a first look at the new visual. The track comes from the band’s powerful debut record, Chasing Horizons, which was released in September 2021 via Cyber Tracks.  Read more: Steve Caballero on […]

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes on embracing change and keeping music fun

Nothing tastes better than freedom. It’s something we can far better appreciate now after quarantine took away so much of what makes life joyous — being with friends, going out, attending gigs. It’s something Frank Carter and his Rattlesnakes compatriot Dean Richardson relate to. With COVID-19 restrictions disappearing, at long last, into the rearview mirror, […]

Women-led NFT gallery Vellum LA is transforming how we experience art

LA Art Show, which typically takes place in January, pulled off a summer 2021 comeback as one of the first live events to take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the COVID-19 era. Art fans who expected the show to skip a year had yet another major surprise in store when they were greeted […]

Toby Morse's 'One Life One Chance' is your new favorite podcast

Forming in the early 1990s, H2O released several acclaimed records that have gone on to inspire generations of artists with their fast, energetic music paired with vocalist Toby Morse’s emotional lyrics that tackle subjects such as family, loss, friendship and staying true to your roots. Additionally, Morse is an outspoken animal rights activist, using his […]

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