Providence, RI’s SCARE DON’T FEAR recently dropped their new EP Destroy | Rebuild, the follow up to their 2010 EP Blinded. The EP consists of seven hard-hitting tracks featuring the band’s unique blend of hip-hop and metalcore, with lyrics playing on the theme of destruction and repair. Many of the EP’s themes are political—discussing the destruction of corruption in the US government and the rebuilding of society. Destroy | Rebuild is produced by Bryce Kariger of Rigerous Recordings.
Guthrie Govan was first came to my attention with his series of videos on YouTube. His talent is unquestionable, and his new band The Aristocrats seems to be a good outlet for his talents. I feel as though Govan has earned his place among the guitar legends Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, and this is a project to show that he can do more than session work. Culture Clash shows that The Aristocrats may be the Cream of progressive rock, with powerful side-players coming together to create good music together in their genre.
Replay of Show 266 from 12/16/12. Matthew and Santoro host. Topics discussed include music venues, the band Great White, T-Pain and New Found Glory. Santoro tries a few live prank calls with varying results.
Sacramento, CA female-fronted symphonic death metal band SERPENT & SERAPH recently released the brand new music video for their new single ‘Tears of Niviane’, directed and edited by Mike Sloat, also known for his work on music videos from Testament, Machine Head and more. Released less than two weeks ago, this unsigned group has already collected an impressive 11,000+ views on the video. Check out the single/video now at this link, featuring shredding guitar work from guitarist Claudeous Creamer (Dragonlord), intricate keyboards from Brian McCarver, and a wide diversity of vocal styles from vocalist KAS StClare.
Los Angeles based Celtic/punk band Hoist The Colors has announced a west coast tour in support of their most recent album, Miles To Go Before We Sleep, that will kickoff on June 27th in Las Vegas and culminates on July 13th in El Segundo. In anticipation, Hermosa Beach independent label Hardline Entertainment is giving away the band’s song, “Gold,” for free.
Download Hoist The Colors’ song “Gold” now at http://hardlineent.com/store/
Max Collins, founding singer/bassist/songwriter for platinum selling alternative rock band Eve 6, has premiered a new song, “World On Fire,” from his upcoming album, Honey From the Ice Box, today at Billboard.com. Collins launched a PledgeMusic campaign in May to raise funds for his first solo album of his career, Honey From the Ice Box, which is expected out later this year.
Blue Hawaii, Arbutus Records and many of their Montreal counter-parts all began with the same breath in early 2010. To date they’ve released an 8 song EP: in May of that year, Blooming Summer (Arbutus Records 2010) was recorded following the pair’s travels in Central America. It frames a time of warmth and novelty, featuring dense female harmonies, tape saturated synths, guitars and drum machines. Eventually Ra– returned to her role in BRAIDS, touring constantly, while Ag–moved to Europe, treading deeper into dance music, electronics, and production.