The 70s and 80s were both staple decades in the evolution of rock that most consider as the “classic” era for rock bands. Killer riffs and heavy drums are what made the music, and Portland, Maine’s Drivetrain are continuing those great characteristics that made the 70s and 80s rock. Since forming the group in 2012, Drivetrain has decided to unleash their killer debut album, ‘Muscles Big.’ Taking inspiration on the traditional aspects of loud cars and even louder rock, this debut is one of my favorite first albums from a band. With Kevin Beling handling vocals and rhythm guitar, Alex Fabish beating the hell out of the drums, Butch Fabish tackling lead guitar duties, and Ben Philbrick on the thunderous bass, they have released this mayhem on January 21, 2019. Continue reading
Coming fully loaded with heavy artillery of rock, Thunderbird is back with a brand new album. After the success of 2016’s ‘Heavyweight,’ Thunderbird has spent the last two years recording another face melting album. The band showcases Marc Lafrance on vocals, Rob Becker on bass, Kelly Stodola on drums, and Brice Tabish replacing Rod Coogan on guitars due to other commitments. The bands self-titled album, ‘Thunderbird’ is a throwback to the classic days of rock. Thunderbird will be available everywhere digitally April 25, 2019. Continue reading
Blues and garage rock have given birth to a child and the child is the new band, The Stroppers. Previously known as Play Pretend, The Stroppers released an album in spring of 2018 under that name before changing their name and image. This album will be re-released under the new name with new cover art on March 1, 2019. With Joel Monroe on the guitar and Jasmina Bonilla banging the drums, The Stroppers are here to give everyone tons of fuzzy goodness. Continue reading
Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, The Stroppers serves you a great combination of blues and garage rock. The two-piece band, consisting of Joel Monroe riffing on guitar and screaming vocals, and Jasmina Bonilla creating the thunder on drums, has recently gone under some major changes: A name change, new image, and rebranding of their debut album. Recently known as Play Pretend, they released their debut album in the spring of 2018 on CD and major streaming sites. The band has been on a rocket ride to success ever since. Continue reading
With the excitement of the new releases for 2019, let’s get you hyped some more. The balls to the wall thrash metal band Dust Bolt has released a new lyric video for the debut of their song “Bloody Rain” from their upcoming album ‘Trapped in Chaos,’ arriving January 18th, 2019 on Napalm Records. Continue reading
Zed is a heavy stoner influenced hard rock band that formed in 2007, in San Jose, Ca. However, the band has played together in and out of different projects since 1998, which is why their chemistry together is unparalleled. Zed has released a brand new video to go along with thee track “Skin + Bones” from their re-release of ‘Desperation Blues Deluxe.’ Along with the album, a special bonus 10 inch that includes recordings of Zed from their early years will be added. ‘Desperation Blues Deluxe’ arrives on the kick ass record label, Ripple Music January 18, 2019. Continue reading
20 Watt Tombstone is a ballbastic duo playing deafening rock to their fans. Coming from Wausau, Wisconsin 20 Watt Tombstone combines metal, country, Hip Pop and Jim Bean intravenously into their music. They have been nominated twice for the people’s choice WAMI in 2013 and winning in 2014. 20 Watt Tombstone is combined of Grand Master Oh to the Zee handling drums and yellin’ and Reverend Meantooth riffing on guitar and hollerin’. Continue reading
Like dusting off an old vinyl from years past, Stew is influenced by 60’s and 70’s rock n roll. The band formed in early 2017 and has been cranking out great classic rock and blues for us all to enjoy. From some crossroad in Sweden, Stew is a power-trio of Markus Asland plucking the bass and handling the vocal duties, Nicklas Jansson shredding the guitar, and Nicklas Dahlgren pounding the drums. Their new EP, ‘Hot’ just released on June 1, 2018. It’s a hard and heavy, balls to the wall rock EP. The band isn’t wasting any time as they have already began work on a full length record and plan to enter the studio sometime in beginning of 2019 to start recording. Continue reading
Florida is rich in music. You can hear it throughout the state. Sure, most of what’s being played now is no where near what is once was. One band is set to change that. 100 Watt Vipers is a two piece group made up of DJ Riddick banging the drums and taking vocal duties and Paul Joesph riffing the guitar. Formed in 2013 by the two friends, 100 Watt Vipers have released 3 D.I.Y. Albums; ‘Something Wicked Comes This Way’, ‘Cold Sunday Blues’, and 2016’s release of ‘Hellhound Train Rollin’. Continue reading
Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler has recently took some time away from the band as they have been direct support for Slayer on their final world tour. In July it was announced that Prong and Winds of Plague drummer Art Cruz would replace Adler on the tour but there wasn’t any explanation given as to why Adler was being temporarily replaced. Today the drummer revealed why he has been absent and updated fans on his current status. Chris explains he was involved in a motorcycle accident late last year and has been recovering ever since. Stating “I had a motorcycle accident late last year that shattered my collarbone and right shoulder and also chipped bones in my hip.” Even though he was able to play a few shows earlier this year, he had to step down once again due to issues he experienced related to his injury. He has since had surgeries to help correct the damage. As well as the surgeries, he has been strict with his diet, even including supplements like resveratrol powder to ensure his bones heal properly and that is body is getting all of the nutrients it needs.
Chances are high that he contacted a legal firm such as lamber goodnow to assist with medical funds due to the loss of income from that portion of the tour. Motorcycling accidents can be extremely dangerous and often result in injury. If you become involved in such an incident then it may be a good idea to contact someone like this motorcycle accident attorney in Los Angeles to help you in the aftermath. You can read Adler’s entire status below and also see a picture of his post surgery scar. We certainly wish Chris the best and hope to see him back behind the kit as quick as possible.