Red Hot Chili Peppers was on stage in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday night, but the band was unable to play for their fans. The face of the band for the evening was bass player Flea who announced the show in Irvine, California, wouldn’t go on. Iconic frontman Anthony Kiedis, 53, was heading to the hospital, Flea told the crowd. He was suffering from ‘extreme stomach pain’ which may have turned out to be “complications from the intestinal flu” . The following statement was released viaRedHotChiliPeppers.com: Continue reading →
Thorne has emerged from the dark coal dusted hills of Southwest Virginia with their debut full length titled ‘Laudate Reverentia’. The band is the brain child of Josh Thorne who essentially is the one man band that is Thorne. The upcoming album will be released May 17th and will also be streaming via Bandcamp upon it’s release as well. The album was recorded, engineered and mixed by: Mike Stephenson at Sonic Designs Studios in Bristol, Tennessee. We are fortunate enough to exclusively stream the first track from the album here. Continue reading →
Under Pike Skies hails from the heart of Eastern Kentucky. The band is comprised of 5 individuals with very diverse musical influences. Their sound can’t really be put into any single genre. The band has various acoustic songs that have really become fan favorites, but they also electrify things with some melt your face off metal as well. The way that the bands songs vary in sound so drastically makes their music all that much more appealing. You will never hear two songs that sound alike from these guys. Singer Brandon Leslie has this gravely voice that is different than anything else you may have heard recently. His vocals are rough yet pleasing to the ear. Backing vocals are sang by drummer and sometimes mandolin player Anthony Sturgill. His vocals are the opposite to Brandon’s, but they play off one another in perfect harmony. Bassist Tyler Coleman creates these thundering bass lines to contrast with the guitars and helps keep the tempo of the songs on track. The band is jam packed with talent as guitar players Cody Compton and Sean Lindsey are constantly picking away and even breaking out acoustic solos that will blow your mind. The song writing talent of the band is also a major contributor to their success thus far. Living in this area of the Appalachian Mountains has only fed their souls the motivation to sing their way out of the mountains and to a town near you. The band was recently showcased on Eastern Kentucky Broadcasting’s Mountain Music segment where the band played part of their song “Change” and talked briefly about the inspiration of the song. If you have yet to hear Under Pike Skies I urge you to check them out. Their next show is May 21st at 10pm in Elkhorn City, Kentucky at The Apple Blossom Festival.
(We would also like to thank Sean for sporting his Metal Nexus as well)
Nonpoint have released the first track off their upcoming album ‘The Poison Red’ due out on July 8th on Spinefarm Records. The album is the follow up to 2014 release The Return. Nonpoint have been taking the stage and dominanting crowds since 1997, the same year their debut “Separate Yourself” was released. The new track “Generation Idiot” is 100% pure Nonpoint through and through, and today (5/14) the band is recording a video for this track as well. Make sure to pre-order the new album here. Continue reading →
Former Faith No More/Bad Brains vocalist Chuck Mosley has signed a deal with THC : MUSIC who will be releasing the ‘Chuck Mosley (And The VUA) LP Demos For Sale’ in July through EMP LABEL GROUP/eOne in North America. ‘Demos’ is a compilation of demos and early mixes from 2009’s ‘Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food’ that the band compiled as a better representation of their initial vision for the songs. Mosley has said, Continue reading →
This may be the oldest, most well-seasoned band that I am more than a little PO’ed about not crossing paths with earlier. These beasts should have had my attention for freaking years now! Once I heard Conquest though, I will not be forgetting them anytime soon… Continue reading →
We finally get a taste of Katatonia’s upcoming album ‘The Fall of Hearts’ which is being released via Peaceville on May 20th. The song “Serein” is now out in lyric video form. The song is more of what Katatonia has been doing for years. Emotional lyrics, beautiful heavy music, and it’s all driven home with a great group of musicians. I’m sure the melodic metal will be another hit just like their previous releases. Jonas Renkse has one of the most emotionally charged melodic voices in metal today. You can feel the passion in his voice as he sings. The ‘Fall of Hearts’, the official follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed ‘Dead End Kings’, was recorded at Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl and Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Katatonia’s Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Switchblade, The Ocean, Greenleaf) brought in as engineer. Continue reading →
*This is part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured State*
This month’s State is Arkansas!
Man, let me tell you: Arkansas is turning out to be a state that is cultivating some seriously great and unique Metal bands. Anyone following our State of the Art series knows that we view it as an opportunity to expose ourselves to music that would normally never cross our radars and take it very seriously because many of these bands need to cross a lot of your radars as well. That being said, this week I would like to share with you a band from Malvern, AR called Undercover Devil.
Recently, when Entheos was coming through here, I was given the opportunity to sit down with lead singer, Chaney Crabb. I was really looking forward to meeting her but really did not know what to expect and, honestly, felt a little intimidated. While she does write hopeful and positive lyrics, Entheos music, particularly her vocals are far from tame. I got to the venue early and we went next door where it was more quiet where we sat down and grabbed her a beer. With Mariachi music playing in the background I quickly learned that Ms. Crabb is charming, smart, soft spoken, quick with a smile and very sweet; a complete contrast to her in-your-face, on stage persona. What follows is our transcripted conversation instead of a sterile, question/response interview. This is what I learned about this rising star. Enjoy!