Friday, July 3, 2015

Windwalker are no longer dead

Texas based metalcore band Windwalker´s new EP "No longer dead" is available on Spotify, watch their latest video "Apathy" here:

Coheed and Cambria release new single You´ve got a spirit kid

Progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria has released a new single "You´ve got a spirit kid" on iTunes, the song is taken from the band´s upcoming studio album out this fall.

MuteMath set to release new album in October

Your favorite band MuteMath will return with a new smashing album in October called "Vitals", the first single "Monument" will be out in August or September.

Reno Bo delivers new album Lessons from a shooting star

Before his recent move to Nashville, Bo spent the past several years on the road playing bass with fellow New Yorkers Albert Hammond Jr (The Strokes) and The Mooney Suzuki. "Happenings And Other Things" is a soulful blend of Beatles / Big Star rock with shades of Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin and Neil Young. The album features the songs "There's A Light," "I See Stars," "Baby You're Not Feelin' Me Tonight" and "Shake Me Up" - the latter track produced by Fountains Of Wayne main man Adam Schlesinger (“Stacy’s Mom”, “That Thing You Do”.) If you pause your DVD player quick enough, he can be spotted playing with The Mooney Suzuki in DreamWorks Pictures war satire “Tropic Thunder,” starring Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr.

Eliot Sumner release new video After dark

Eliot Sumner posted the new video "After dark" on Youtube, the song bring thoughts to Dive featuring Chris Lancelot.

Fourplay : Twenty-Second Dimension , The Getaway Plan , Hinder , Breaking Benjamin

Twenty-Second Dimension - Twenty-Second Dimension (2015) Easy come, easy go
Columbus, Ohio is the hometown for three piece ensemble Twenty-Second Dimension, featuring Eliot Hosenfeld - Vocals/Bass, Matthew Bowden - Guitars/Keyboards and Jeremiah Ross - Drums.
Their self titled EP should be interesting if you´re a fan of postgrunge bands like Default, 12 Stones and Saving Abel.
The songs are well performed but their sound is just as unique as sand in Sahara, I understand if you´ll pick a song from this EP on your next modern rock mixtape because it ain´t bad.
Their music is light as a Budweiser beer and when it comes around, why settle for second best when you can have a Guinness instead.

The Getaway Plan - Dark horses (2015) This one will get you all emotional
It´s time to be touched by some real music, the songs on Aussie band The Getaway Plan´s 3rd album "Dark horses" are very moving.
This is the first LP in 4 years since "Requiem" (2011) and first new music since the double A-side single "Lovesick/Mirrors" (2013) from the Melbourne based rockers.
The new album is ridiculously good where you will find passionate songs like "Battleships", "Landscapes" and "The means".
Any feeling from being in love to meet a long lost friend for the first time in years, or simply just read a good book that won´t leave your head in a long time. You will find it all in "Dark horses".
Hats off.

Hinder - When the smoke clears (2015) The fine line between success or fiasco
When the smoke clears, the fire is already burned out and I get the feeling a fire is just what American rock band Hinder needs right now.
Their 5th studio album shows a band with identity crisis, the songs on their new album reveal a band that wants to be both Nickelback, Bon Jovi and Kelly Clarkson at the same time.
"When the smoke clears" has it´s rocking moments for sure but it has also taken Hinder into the world of popmusic, this direction might not be what the fans had hoped for.
New frontman Marshal Dutton replaced Nolan Neal who didn´t work out, Nolan´s voice was "too country" for the band´s rock image.
Their founding lead singer Austin Winkler left the band in 2013 to pursue a solo career, let´s see who wins the battle of who rocks harder.

Breaking Benjamin - Dark before dawn (2015) Customized for the already converted
Say hello to the no.1 album on the Billboard digital chart, Breaking Benjamin returns with a new line up on their 5th album "Dark before dawn" that is produced by bandleader Benjamin Burnley.
It is recorded with Jason Reuch - Guitar (Red), Keith Wallen - Guitar (Adelitas Way), Aaron Bruch - Bass (Forever Oeuvre) and Shaun Foist - Drums (Picture me broken).
"Dark before dawn" is their first album since "Dear agony" (2009) that featured the old line up of Aaron Fink - Guitar (now in Gentleman East, Stardog Champion), Mark Klepaski - Bass and Chad Szeliga - Drums (who joined Black Label Society after BB and recently formed the new band A Beautiful Disaster).
"Dark before dawn" is not stronger than "We are not alone" from 2004 but the new album is definitely BB´s best album since "We are not alone".
If Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax are the Big 4 of thrash metal, then BB belong in the Big 4 of modern rock.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New reality for This Day Forth

This Day Forth is an up and coming rock band based out of East Texas that consists of four very driven musicians which include David Wilson (guitars/lead vocals), Harrison Rice (drums), Mike Battiato (bass/vocals) and Travis Hull (guitars/vocals).
“One of the four front bands on the scene in East Texas” by Sean Patrick, 96.1 The Rock of East Texas. With captivating tunes and piercing lyrics, this band will not soon be forgotten.

This Day Forth´s latest EP "And hope to die" is available on Spotify, watch the official video "New reality" here:

I Prevail launch new video Crossroads

Post hardcore act I Prevail posted their official video "Crossroads", from their new "Heart vs mind" EP.

Radiodrone official release The truth syndicate diaries

Radiodrone,  the rock band based out in Orange County, California, are pleased to announce the official release of their album "The Truth Syndicate Diaries" produced by the Grammy Award winning produce/engineer, Cameron Webb, {Alkaline Trio /Motorhead /Social Distortion /Strung Out}
Radiodrone is part schizoid Five Finger Death Punch on the heavy edge, part Foo Fighters rock with the commercial aspects and part hard grooves(Nu-Metal); RADIODRONE seamlessly barrels from churning head banging riffs to skyscraping chorus’ and back again with smooth radio made transitions and underground power. 

The fear has gone for Eden

EDEN were formed in 2011 with the aim to play an original, gritty, melodic and hard Rock, influenced and inspired by the sound of worldwide's AOR bands, such as Bon Jovi, Europe, Journey, Survivor, House of Lords. After a few line-up changes, Paolo Castellani and Alessandro Iovannitti joined the three founding members, Stefano Mastrangeli, Patrizio Izzo and Giordano Latini, strenghtening definitively the band's sound and synergy.
In 2015 EDEN recorded their first album under Mauro Munzi's supervision, their producer. 

EDEN´s self titled debut is out now.