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10 Quick Ones with TONY PICCOLI of IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with TONY PICCOLI of IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION, last seen on tour with Norwegian Prog Metal outfit Circus Maximus in 2016 have since released their critically acclaimed sophomore album Triumphia on Luxor Records. Triumphia has been described as having “…tons of melody, outstanding vocals …and superior songwriting skills” by WeLoveMetal.com. TheProgMind.com says of the album, “… you can tell this album was made with […]

10 Quick Ones with BEN HAZLEWOOD - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with BEN HAZLEWOOD – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Pop powerhouse Ben Hazlewood is ramping up to his new EP, EOS, with the release of a new single, the catchy and impassioned “Sail Away” which premiered on Friday with Impose Magazine.”  With the single out about month now, we get Ben answer our 10 Quick Ones… 1. Tell us a little about […]

BONNAROO UNVEILS “THE OTHER”

BONNAROO UNVEILS “THE OTHER”

(MANCHESTER, TN) Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is excited to announce The Other, an all-new experience devoted to dance and hip-hop premiering at this year’s installment. The 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 8 – 11, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 750+-acre farm and event space located […]

INTERVIEW: RICHIE KOTZEN - March 2017

INTERVIEW: RICHIE KOTZEN – March 2017

There are guitar guys that get tons of press and release really good discs – then you have guys like Richie Kotzen who pump out killer material on disc after disc under his own name as well as a multitude of bands and projects and get little to no press, yet continue to do so […]

LIVE: BRIT FLOYD – March 14, 2017 (Detroit, MI)

LIVE: BRIT FLOYD – March 14, 2017 (Detroit, MI)

Venue: Detroit Opera House City: Detroit, MI Date: March 14, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Brit Floyd is a band that pops on my radar every time they pass through town, or even close.  While having grown up more of a metal fan, I have the utmost respect for most classic […]

10 Quick Ones with JACK DOOLAN of CYPHER16 - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with JACK DOOLAN of CYPHER16 – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “London natives CYPHER16 have risen up the ranks in their native UK throughout the last few years, amassing a devoted following which has afforded them the opportunity to perform at numerous festivals around the world, and to catch the eyes and ears of reputable music publications and tastemakers. Now, after the […]

10 Quick Ones with MAISY KAY - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with MAISY KAY – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Avant-Pop artist Maisy Kay has released the official video for her single “Enough” with a premiere on Paste Magazine. In the video, the LA-via-UK singer faces off against the reflections of inner demons, representing the internal critics that all of us, and most especially artists, struggle against.”  With “Enough” fresh on the air […]

INTERVIEW: CAROLINE WESTENDORP of THE CHARM THE FURY - March 2017

INTERVIEW: CAROLINE WESTENDORP of THE CHARM THE FURY – March 2017

Amsterdam based metalband THE CHARM THE FURY recently announced their sophomore album, The Sick, Dumb & Happy, which drops this Friday on March 17th via Nuclear Blast. After a few misfires, we were finally able to grab lead singer and growler Caroline Westendorp to discuss the bands latest release, her influences, and what pissed her off early in her career.  Sit […]

NEWS: THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH EXTENDS “LIFELINE” TO RADIO

NEWS: THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH EXTENDS “LIFELINE” TO RADIO

Rock favorites Thousand Foot Krutch have charted nine Active Rock hit singles since going independent in 2012. The aggressive follow-up to the band’s 2014 album, OXYGEN:INHALE, EXHALE has already sparked the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame video and hit single, “Running With Giants,” while its hard-hitting follow-up single, “Push,” broke down barriers and remained Top 15 on SiriusXM Octane’s Big ‘Uns Countdown chart […]

10 Quick Ones with MAGNUS HENRIKSSON of ECLIPSE - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with MAGNUS HENRIKSSON of ECLIPSE – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Two years after the successful release of the “Armageddonize” album around the globe, Eclipse have established themselves as rising stars with audiences in Australia, Japan, America, and Europe (including the 3.5 million viewers who saw Eclipse’s debut on Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016). With the musical development and maturity shown across the board […]

CD REVIEW: DEREK DAVIS - Revolutionary Soul

CD REVIEW: DEREK DAVIS – Revolutionary Soul

Label: Apocalypse Records Release Date: March 7, 2017 Rating: 7.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The latest release from Derek Davis caught my eye as it was billed as the latest from the lead singer of Babylon A.D.  I dug the band’s music and was hoping to get a little more of that lost rock […]

10 Quick Ones with STEVE HAWKINS of CHROME MOLLY - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with STEVE HAWKINS of CHROME MOLLY – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Chrome Molly made a bid for stardom in the mid to late 1980s, opening for Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne amongst many others, playing the legendary Marquee Club over 20 times and headlining the CBGB in New York.  How do you take a band that has been performing and […]

10 Quick Ones with DAMIANO CHRISTIAN - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with DAMIANO CHRISTIAN – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “If you were waiting for the next young guitar shredder to arrive, your request has been answered – just give a listen to the brand new 5-song EP, ‘Built in Good Value’’ by Damiano Christian, released on March 13th and available to purchase. The 18-year-old guitar and piano virtuoso […]

INTERVIEW: DAMIAN DARLINGTON of BRIT FLOYD - March 2017

INTERVIEW: DAMIAN DARLINGTON of BRIT FLOYD – March 2017

Pink Floyd has a following that inspires other bands to build their fan base.  Included in that following is Damian Darlington who created Brit Floyd after a long stint in another Pink floyd tribute band.  Playing the role of musical director, guitarist, vocalist, and more, Darlington helps breathe new life into these classic tracks with precision and […]

LIVE: THE HEAD AND THE HEART – March 9, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: THE HEAD AND THE HEART – March 9, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

Venue: The Mill And Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: March 9, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Riding the wave of success, The Head and the Heart sold out The Mill and Mine weeks in advance. The indie rock band from Seattle are out on a busy tour which includes Coachella, Hangout and Bonnaroo […]

10 Quick Ones with BRUCE DUFF of JESTERS OF DESTINY - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with BRUCE DUFF of JESTERS OF DESTINY – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “It was 30 years ago that JESTERS OF DESTINY’s Fun At The Funeral debut was released on the short-lived Metal Blade subsidiary, Dimension Records. A year later, they released the all-covers record In A Nostalgic Mood, after which the band was unceremoniously hacked from the Metal Blade stable and, unable […]

INTERVIEW: ERNIE C of BODY COUNT - March 2017

INTERVIEW: ERNIE C of BODY COUNT – March 2017

There are rockstars that don’t consider themselves rockstars at all, but they put out killer music that sticks with you over time.  When Body Count released their self-titled disc in 1992, the rock world was put on notice and this charge was led by Ice-T and his long-time friend and guitarist Ernie C.  With songs […]

10 Quick Ones with STELLE AMOR - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with STELLE AMOR – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Self described “Soulful Siren” Stelle Amor is turning up the heat with her sultry new single “Spike’s Groove”. The Nashville-based “soul-ternative” singer debuted the track last week on Atwood Magazine.  “Spike’s Groove” starts out soft with a seductive, jazzy feel, which pulses and grows until it finally crescendos over in an ecstatic bluesy guitar solo.”  On […]

10 Quick Ones withMONIQUE ORTIZ & MICHAEL HOWARD of Alien Knife Fight - March 2017

10 Quick Ones withMONIQUE ORTIZ & MICHAEL HOWARD of Alien Knife Fight – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Based in the small, dusty junction town of Creedmoor, Texas (population 202) the creative duo Known as Alien Knife Fight craft their sound at all hours in their big, old 1930’s era house/home studio, situated on 3.6 acres that they call Big Bottom Farm.”  The Texas based duo recently […]

10 Quick Ones with RYAN HAYES of Righteous Vendetta - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with RYAN HAYES of Righteous Vendetta – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Wyoming based metalcore outfit Righteous Vendetta continue to tour aggressively throughout the US as we approach the release of their new, full length album, Cursed, which comes out March 17th on Century Media.” With the release date of their latest release coming quickly, we sent off our 10 Quick Ones to […]

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