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INTERVIEW: JOE COTELA of DED - June 2017

INTERVIEW: JOE COTELA of DED – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “If you’re not pissed off, then you’re not paying attention. Heavy music is alive and Ded is bringing back the aggressive spirit that is authentic to the genre.  “There is an honesty and a “fuck you” about hard core music that I don’t feel as often anymore” says lead singer Joe Cotela.  Ded […]

INTERVIEW: JOHN CONNOLLY of PROJECTED - June 2017

INTERVIEW: JOHN CONNOLLY of PROJECTED – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Coming on the heels of the recently released EPK and album announcement, Projected returns with the video for the debut single “Reload.” The song comes from the band’s sophomore double-length release, Ignite My Insanity, scheduled for release on July 21st via Rat Pak Records. The two-disc collection is now available for pre-order in various configurations at http://www.ratpakrecords.com/Projected as […]

10 Quick Ones with PETER HELLERS from YEAR OF THE LOCUST - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with PETER HELLERS from YEAR OF THE LOCUST – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Hard Rock band Year of the Locust- YOTL has announced tour dates with Devour the Day and Sons of Texas. The tour will kick off on June 27th in Monroe, LA at Live Oaks. In addition the band has released The “MOVIN” ON” music video made from tour footage in 2017 alongside Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, Tantric and Saliva while […]

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS LEWIS from PHEAR - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS LEWIS from PHEAR – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “If you long for the sounds of vintage power and thrash metal with a prog twist, then there is a fast-rising band that perfectly fits this description – Phear. Comprised of Patrick Mulock – Lead Vocals, Graham Stirrett – Guitar / Backing Vocals, Tyson Emanuel – Guitar / Backing […]

10 Quick Ones with RUSSELL RAY from VYCES - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with RUSSELL RAY from VYCES – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Los Angeles, California Independent Heavy Active Rock Band VYCES premiered the video for their latest single “Nocturnal” featuring Carla Harvey of Butch Babies on Bravewords.com today! “Nocturnal” was released to all digital media outlets on June 6th and will be on their next EP titled ‘Angels’ due out Fall of 2017. The debut single is currently impacting radio with early adds […]

10 Quick Ones with CHASE MANHATTAN from NIGHT ARGENT - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with CHASE MANHATTAN from NIGHT ARGENT – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Today, Washington alternative pop rock outfit Night Argent announced the release of their highly anticipated sophomore EP, The Fear, set for July 14, 2017 with Outerloop Records. The Fear EP was written and produced by Night Argent (Rainmaker Studios), co-written and produced in part by John Feldmann (Neon Trees, […]

10 Quick Ones with ZEB CHRISTENSEN from SCREAMING FOR SILENCE - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with ZEB CHRISTENSEN from SCREAMING FOR SILENCE – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Screaming for Silence have announced tour dates in support of their new, independent release titled House of Glass due out on July 28, 2017. The House of Glass Tour will kick off on the same day, July 28th in Ames, Iowa at DG’s Taphouse and conclude on August 19th in Omaha, Nebraska. The band […]

10 Quick Ones with UPRIGHT MAN - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with UPRIGHT MAN – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “New York City-based rock band Upright Man – Aidan Dolan (guitar/vocals), Nick Katz (bass/vocals), Max Yassky (drums/percussion/background vocals) – is set to release their dynamic self-titled debut album on August 18th.  The album’s ten shimmering tracks were produced by Marc Copely (Roseanne Cash, B.B. King, Billy Squire) and Zev […]

9 Quick Ones with BUGGY from ALARM FOR WAR - June 2017

9 Quick Ones with BUGGY from ALARM FOR WAR – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Sam AKA ‘Buggy’ is a young rocker that mixes rap with rock on a new energetic track.” We get Buggy to answer our 9 Quick Ones about the new release, his influences, and more… 1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the […]

10 Quick Ones with JONNY ROSS from SMALL TOWN TITANS - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with JONNY ROSS from SMALL TOWN TITANS – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Small Town Titans have released an acoustic version of their brand new single titled “Too Much To Dream” that was based off of a poem written by one of their fans, Don Mattox, a veteran of the U.S. Military. In addition, the band has launched a PledgeMusic Campaign for pre-orders of the official single […]

10 Quick Ones with ENRICO MINELLI from OWL COMPANY - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with ENRICO MINELLI from OWL COMPANY – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Owl Company, a new band from São Paulo, Brazil will release their debut full length album Horizon on Friday, July 14th. “Riddles” is the first single. Owl Company consists of Enrico Minelli (vocals), Thiago Biasoli (drums), Fabio Yamamoto (bass) and Felipe Ruiz (guitar). The release of Horizon will be followed by tours of the USA and Europe this summer and fall.  It’s hoped the album and tours […]

10 Quick Ones with JOHN SALMON of HOGAN'S GOAT - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with JOHN SALMON of HOGAN’S GOAT – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Nashville, TN based, Hard Rock Band Hogan’s Goat has released the first single, “Shit Kicker,” off of their debut, self-titled album. Due out July 18th, Hogan’s Goat was self-produced, mixed by Alex Gilson and Nathan Zensen at Gold Cassette and mastered by Tommy Dorsey.” We get John Salmon (with a little help from the rest of the band) to answer our 10 Quick […]

10 Quick Ones with BeAsT of DEATH IN MOTION - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with BeAsT of DEATH IN MOTION – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Death in Motion (diM.) is the only efficient words to describe the atmosphere that develops around these 6 devious minds. From their dark beginnings in February of 2006, through multiple lineup shifts, and all the way to their undeniable present, diM. has showed unrelenting grit and drive towards their […]

10 Quick Ones with ADRIENNE COWAN of SEVEN SPIRES - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with ADRIENNE COWAN of SEVEN SPIRES – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “With its new theatrical piece “Solveig”, the female-fronted American band Seven Spires is about to pull off a major coup in the ever-growing symphonic metal scene. This debut album, which is to be released worldwide on August 4th, 2017 via SAOL, indeed succeeds in establishing as of now the four-piece orchestra as an essential figure of […]

10 Quick Ones with LUCAS HARRIS of PLAYING TO VAPORS - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with LUCAS HARRIS of PLAYING TO VAPORS – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Columbus-based quintet Playing To Vapors has released the first single and official music video from their forthcoming debut album Shred The Master Design, premiering with Idobi Radio. The song “Switchblade” is an indie/math-pop jam about being young and impressionable, and finding it difficult to know who to trust. The video (shot by Chance […]

A QUICK DOZEN with AYREON

A QUICK DOZEN with AYREON

A QUICK DOZEN with AYREON Dutch prog rock maestro AYREON (aka Arjen Anthony Lucassen) has just released his latest epic rock opera album The Source, which is a prequel to the story of ‘Planet Y’, which he started telling with the 01011001 album from 2008. Featuring singers such as Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia), James LaBrie […]

INTERVIEW: HOLLY HOCK - June 2017

INTERVIEW: HOLLY HOCK – June 2017

According to Holly’s bio: “Though she may have always had a song in her heart and a penchant for classic style, Holly’s career as a burlesque performer began in Indianapolis, guest performing with a number of local troupes. Holly also expanded her reach during this time in greater Indiana to Kentucky, Ohio and even California. Making friends […]

10 Quick Ones with SCOTT SNEDDON of EDGE OF FREE - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with SCOTT SNEDDON of EDGE OF FREE – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Edge Of Free, the acoustic hard rock band from Nashville, TN, will release its debut self-titled studio album May 19th via Digitally Sound Records.  The album was produced by Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Korn, Tantric, Metallica) and is an intimate collection of honest songs powered by guitarist John Hussey’s dynamic music and singer Scott Sneddon’s dark […]

INTERVIEW: THE IRON MAIDENS - June 2017

INTERVIEW: THE IRON MAIDENS – June 2017

According to the bands bio: “Formed in 2001, The Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of southern California’s most popular tribute acts and are rapidly gaining international recognition. The band boasts beauty as well as excellent musicianship, lively stage presence, and a remarkable stage show with theatrical scenes interspersed throughout. First and foremost on […]

10 Quick Ones with THE BIG DITTIES - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with THE BIG DITTIES – June 2017

According to a recent press release: ““Mom Just Quit The Band” the soon-to-be-well-received video debut from Chicago’s The Big Ditties has been described as “A Train wreck. Sad!” as well as “Pure Comic Genius.”  This “movement in moronacy” (Wall Street Journal) had to come from somewhere.  The core band of DJ K-Heyyy, Ad-Rik and Tu-PO […]

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