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10 Quick Ones with SHAUN SMAIL of SPIRAL CRUSH - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with SHAUN SMAIL of SPIRAL CRUSH – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Michigan based rock band Spiral Crush has released their third album, Electric Life, which was self-produced with Andy Patalan (Sponge). Spiral Crush is currently in the studio working on their next album, due out late 2017.” We get guitarist / vocalist Shaun Smail to answer our 10 Quick Ones about new music, his influences, and more… 1. Tell […]

10 Quick Ones with PHILLIP VILENSKI of WAYLAND - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with PHILLIP VILENSKI of WAYLAND – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Wayland will release their debut full length album “Rinse & Repeat” with Mighty Loud / InGrooves later this Fall. “Through The Fire” is the first single going to radio and can be now be downloaded on iTunes or streamed at Spotify as well as other digital outlets. Wayland consists of Mitch Arnold (vocals), Phillip Vilenski (guitars), Dean Pizzazz (bass) and Nigel Dupree (drums). A high-energy, rock band from […]

10 Quick Ones with SAM MILLAR and TOM ASPINALL of BIGFOOT - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with SAM MILLAR and TOM ASPINALL of BIGFOOT – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the self-titled debut of one of their latest UK signings – Bigfoot.  The album will be released October 13, 2017. Bigfoot is a hard rock band from Wigan who burst onto the scene in the spring of 2014. With a wide range of influences from The Eagles through […]

10 Quick Ones with STEVEN NATHAN of  DON'T BELIEVE IN GHOSTS - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with STEVEN NATHAN of DON’T BELIEVE IN GHOSTS – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Don’t Believe In Ghosts premiered the video for their first single “Slow Down” off of their debut album GIVE IT MEANING on AlternativeNation.net today. “Slow Down” received immediate support from KBZT San Diego, KPOI Hawaii, WSFS Miami, WWYY Allentown PA, Music Choice and more!” We get Warden to answer our 10 Quick Ones about new music, his influences, and more… 1. Tell us a little about your […]

10 Quick Ones with MARK LIBER of ELANTRIS - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with MARK LIBER of ELANTRIS – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Elantris (formerly known as Blacktorne) is a Symphonic Metal band from Ohio. Elantris brought together a wide range of influences to create what we feel is a unique sound that still fits comfortably in all ranges of the Symphonic Metal genre. Elantris have shared the stage with many amazing bands […]

10 Quick Ones with LUKAS KERK of DAWN OF DISEASE - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with LUKAS KERK of DAWN OF DISEASE – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “After trying times of line up changes they finally found their final form in 2009. Since then, they’ve released the monstrous records “Legends Of Brutality” and “Crypts Of The Unrotten” and most recently, they set a new standard for the expanding Swedish Death Metal scene with “Worship The Grave”. […]

10 Quick Ones with LOUIS JAMES of DIRTY THRILLS - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with LOUIS JAMES of DIRTY THRILLS – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Dirty Thrills are a young, exciting and charismatic London based hard rock quartet who play bluesy rock ‘n’ roll with an appealing filthy edge, churning out endless crowd pleasers that make guitar music sound sexy again. With lung-busting, powerful vocals from front man Louis James, killer guitar riffs from Jack […]

10 Quick Ones with NEXT TO NONE - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with NEXT TO NONE – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Rising young metallers Next To None released their second album ‘Phases’ through InsideOutMusic in Europe and EMP Label Group in North America on July 7, 2017. This comes off the back of the band’s first ever European tour alongside label-mates Haken, as well as dates supporting Mike Portnoy’s much anticipated Shattered Fortress show. The band is currently on the road with labelmates […]

INTERVIEW: RAY AHN - Artist and bassist with the Hard-Ons - August 2017

INTERVIEW: RAY AHN – Artist and bassist with the Hard-Ons – August 2017

INTERVIEW: RAY AHN – Artist and bassist with the Hard-Ons – August 2017 By Shane Pinnegar As bassist for Punchbowl alt-legends Hard-Ons, Ray Ahn forged a joint career as a member of the uncompromising punk band and the artist behind most of their album covers and gig posters. Ahn juggles a record store day-job with […]

INTERVIEW: Jack McEwan, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - August 2017

INTERVIEW: Jack McEwan, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – August 2017

INTERVIEW: Jack McEwan, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – August 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Hot on the heels of the release of their second album High Visceral {Part 2}, ATS catches up with singer/guitarist/songwriter, Jack McEwan, to delve into the trippy world of the hilariously-but-awkwardly named Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – starting with the name itself.   READ MORE […]

INTERVIEW: STEVE LUCAS, X - July 2017

INTERVIEW: STEVE LUCAS, X – July 2017

INTERVIEW: STEVE LUCAS, X – July 2017 By Shane Pinnegar There have been few Australian bands to embrace primal chaos as enthusiastically as X, formed by singer (and later guitarist) Steve Lucas and the late ex-Rose Tattoo bassist Ian Rilen in 1977. With a new Best Of compilation under his arm, Lucas has assembled a […]

10 Quick Ones with WILDEYES - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with WILDEYES – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Los Angeles, California Rock band WildEyes announced the premiere of their video for single “Messin Around” off of their debut EP titled Know Me Now on AlternativeNation.net. “Messin’ Around” is about breaking free from the boundaries that other people create for you. Sometimes we all can feel trapped by people or even places and this song represents […]

10 Quick Ones with JAY MARTINEZ of ACROSS THE ATLANTIC - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with JAY MARTINEZ of ACROSS THE ATLANTIC – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Coming in HOT straight from San Antonio, Across The Atlantic have announced signing to SharpTone Records and have released a new video for their song “24 Hours.” The band consists of singer Jay Martinez backed by guitarists Jason Lugo & Julio Bautista alongside bassist Jayy Garza & drummer Cody Cook. Across The Atlantic are […]

INTERVIEW: MARCO MENDOZA of THE DEAD DAISIES - August 2017

INTERVIEW: MARCO MENDOZA of THE DEAD DAISIES – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of Aerosmith, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and pulverizing live shows, fans worldwide are discovering the band that […]

10 Quick Ones with WARDEN - July 2017

10 Quick Ones with WARDEN – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “Los Angeles, CA based electronic producer Warden once again shakes up expectations with his newest and most in your face release, “Carpe The DMs (Feat. Sisterwife),” and the duo further ramps up the audaciousness with a wildly outrageous music video. Originally premiered on The Music Ninja, the parody themed video was directed […]

10 Quick Ones with KOBRA PAIGE of KOBRA AND THE LOTUS - July 2017

10 Quick Ones with KOBRA PAIGE of KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “Kobra and the Lotus are set to release their new album and Napalm Records debut Prevail I this Friday. Prevail I is a rock juggernaut full of blistering guitars, pounding rhythms and haunting vocal melodies that take the listener on a sonic journey leading them out from the darkness and into the light!” We get […]

10 Quick Ones with ERIN SPERDUTI of PARANOVA - July 2017

10 Quick Ones with ERIN SPERDUTI of PARANOVA – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “Phoenix, Arizona Progressive Rock band Paranova, who met 100% of their goal on Pledge Music will independently release their debut record titled Hyperhollow on July 7th. Their single “Headline” has already caught the attention of local radio station ALT AZ 93-3 who spun the song on the Homegrown with Mo Show. Paranova will be […]

INTERVIEW: JOSH TODD of JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT - July 2017

INTERVIEW: JOSH TODD of JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT have unveiled the powerful new music video for the title track off their debut album, Year of the Tiger, out September 15th on Century Media Records. The clip, directed by the renowned Chris Cuffaro (Pearl Jam, George Michael), is the first of three videos shot as a mini-concert […]

A QUICK DOZEN with Sean Miljoen – SHE’S THE DRIVER

A QUICK DOZEN with Sean Miljoen – SHE’S THE DRIVER

A QUICK DOZEN with Sean Miljoen – SHE’S THE DRIVER By Shane Pinnegar Melbourne guitarist/vocalist Sean Miljoen formed She’s The Driver  with fellow Violetine bandmate, drummer Steve Leicester in the late 2000’s, and have recently released their fifth album, The Gone Club. A two-piece for the first few years, they’ve had bassist Joe Golotta – […]

10 Quick Ones with SCOTT WILSON of SAVING ABEL - July 2017

10 Quick Ones with SCOTT WILSON of SAVING ABEL – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “Bassist/Producer Scott Wilson, who, after over six years, and as the band’s second longest standing member, recently announced his departure from Tantric. Wilson, now bassist for SAVING ABEL, released the following statement regarding the situation surrounding his exit from the band.” We get Scott to answer our 10 Quick Ones about new music, his […]

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