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20 post-hardcore bands who took concept albums to the next level
20 post-hardcore bands who took concept albums to the next level
Post-hardcore is especially rich in concept albums. Perhaps that’s because the immense vocal palette—from tender crooning to raw screaming—lends itself to expressing emotions. The music similarly matches. Sure, metalcore can deliver crushing breakdowns, but it rarely gets as intimate as this companion genre. There’s also the...
Here’s why Raven, the Acid Bath Princess, is revealing her identity now
Here’s why Raven, the Acid Bath Princess, is revealing her identity now
It’s 2021, and we don’t really understand why people are making such a big deal out of it. After all, each new year just brings everyone closer to death, right? Well, at least this one greeted us with a significant surprise. Raven, The Acid Bath Princess Of The Darkness finally emerged from her long-lasting shroud of anonymity last week to deliver an important message: We’ve all been trolled.  Rav
10 times Ghostemane completely redefined trap metal
10 times Ghostemane completely redefined trap metal
While eagerly awaiting Ghostemane’s forthcoming album, ANTI-ICON, let’s recap some of the defining points in his discography so far. These are the picks from Ghostemane’s creative timeline that reflect his ability to take the elements from trap, metal and industrial worlds and mix them in genre-defying ways that redefine the framework of trap metal and heavy music in general. Prime your mind ... R
Bandcamp is waiving their fees to give bands all sale proceeds
Bandcamp is waiving their fees to give bands all sale proceeds
Bands are being massively affected by the economic pressures of being forced to stop touring in the midst of the coronavirus but Bandcamp is helping out by waiving their cut of sales starting this Friday (March 20). The company announced the move today (March 18) in conjunction with a number of labels who will similarly be giving all proceeds to artists. Read More: 'Frien...
The essential emo albums from the genre’s 35-year history
The essential emo albums from the genre’s 35-year history
Here at AltPress, we've learned a crucial lesson. Mainstream America doesn't understand that the concept of "emo" is over 30 years old. We know it wasn't invented in a Hot Topic store. But we also know that the Grammys don't have a category for "Best Emo Performance By A Duo Or Group With A Minimum Of Three Fascinating Haircuts...
The 50 best albums of 2019 in alternative, punk, alt-pop and beyond
The 50 best albums of 2019 in alternative, punk, alt-pop and beyond
The time has come for the collective internet to narrow down their favorite albums of 2019. With more releases than we can count dropping in any given year, from DIY garage bands to the biggest of pop artists, the task is large. This year kept our attention with a slew of choices, so here’s what stood out. Chec...
La Dispute release 10-year anniversary edition of first album and other news you might have missed today
La Dispute release 10-year anniversary edition of first album and other news you might have missed today
La Dispute released a 10-year anniversary edition of their first album—plus, don’t miss a new tour announcement from the Hotelier. Check out the news you might have missed today below! Read more: Good Charlotte announce support for ‘Generation RX’ tour La Dispute release a 10-year anniversary edition of their first album To celebrate 10 years since the release of our first LP, we've put togeth
These 14 album covers recreated with Pokémon are the best things you’ll see all day
These 14 album covers recreated with Pokémon are the best things you’ll see all day
Pokémon are clearly having their moment, and the Facebook page Pokécovers are crossing genres and combining our favorite Pokémon and album covers in the most amazing way. From Magikarp and Modern Baseball to Melanie Martinez and Togepi, check out a few of our favorite Pokémon and album combinations below! Blink-182, Dude Ranch, featuring Ta... Read More ...

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