Last month SEVENDUST guitarist JOHN CONNOLLY‘S side project PROJECTED released their second album “Ignite My Insanity” through RatPak Records. “Ignite My Insanity” is a double disc headbanger that links heavy riffs with melodic hooks and choruses. PROJECTED is a super-group of sorts featuring members of SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE, CREED, TRIMONTI and SUBMERSED. We had the pleasure of spending some time with JOHN CONNOLLY. In the conversation we spoke about the new PROJECTED record, writing, touring and the future of the mighty SEVENDUST.
Good things come to those who wait. Long time West Virginia rockers ZEROKING have released a new single titled “Boom” from their upcoming album “The Empire Of Sin”. Working on the album since early 2014, it appears that the group are finally set to unleash it on the world. Continue reading
STEVEN WILSON who is considered to be one the revered 21st century progressive rock musicians and composer, is widely acclaimed for his solo work, PORCUPINE TREE, and helping produce many albums of fellow rock artists. In a recent interview conducted by Alternative Nation, the versatile artist spoke about how the hip hop and R&B industry and its artist are more on the fore front when it comes to innovation and diversity. He says rock music has becomes more conservative. Read WILSON‘s interesting statement below :
MOTÖRHEAD had a special knack for covering songs of their favourite artists and giving it a pure rock and roll and classic heavy metal touch to it. Every album had one song or the other which Lemmy and co. liked to morph it to their own taste and it would undoubtedly make an excellent rendition of the original song. Hell, sometimes even better than the original. Be it the legendary British punk rock SEX PISTOL‘s ‘God Save The Queen‘ or The Rolling Stones‘ ‘Sympathy For The Devil‘ or even ‘Whiplash‘ by METALLICA, the band who themselves cite MOTÖRHEAD as their probably biggest inspiration to whatever they’re doing today. MOTÖRHEAD have never failed to take us by storm with their good old fashioned rock and roll twist of their covers.
QUIET RIOT 2017
Chuck Wright, Fankie Banali, James Durbin, Alex Grossi
You’re never to old to “Bang Your Head”. Here in 2017 QUIET RIOT are still giving fans a reason to keep their heads banging with their newest release “Road Rage”, Available August 4th from FRONTIERS MUSIC. “Road Rage” marks the first release with new front man, and ex American Idol finalist James Durbin. The lineup is Rounded out with long time drummer Frankie “Boom Boom” Banali, long time bassist Chuck Wright and Guitarist Alex Grossi who’s been with the group since 2004. Continue reading
Chicago heavy rockers SOiL will release “Scream: The Essentials” on September 15, 2017, via Pavement Entertainment and AFM Records. Celebrating the band’s 20-year career, this release will feature tracks from their humble beginnings, rise to fame, and also include alternate versions and mixes.
British progressive mastermind and front man of psychedelic rock band PORCUPINE TREE, STEVEN WILSON a couple of days ago did a live Q&A on his official Facebook page. Spanning close to 38 minutes, he was asked various questions by his fans online. One of them was on why he chose to be a vegetarian, to which he has some pretty strong words as follows.
See the ‘To The Bone Live Q&A’ video here.
In this series we pose the age old questions to a wide array of music lovers. As fans of music most of us keep a mental list of active bands we want to see live that we haven’t yet seen. The Bucketlist brings to you those lists of your favorite artists and why those bands mean so much to them.
Mirrored Image is a 4 piece band based in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. There isn’t a huge rock scene in the area that is better known for country and bluegrass artists, but Mirrored Image is looking to change that. The Kentuckians boast a true alt rock sound with amazing melodic vocals. The band has a sound that the music world has truly been missing. They have a 90’s alt rock inspired sound but with their own modern twist. Mirrored Image is made up of vocalist and songwriter Dylan Belcher, guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Chaney, drummer Evan Compton and bassist Elijah Purvis. Mirrored Image’s debut album ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ released in April and the band has been making a name for themselves ever since. The easiest way to describe their sound is to say its 1 part Oasis, 1 part Nirvana, and 1 part Blur and then shake forcefully. They have the songwriting power and vocal harmonies of Oasis, the rawness of Nirvana and the explosive energy of Blur. The band’s debut album kicks off with the song “Mask” and its an incredible starting place for the band showing off everything they have to offer in one track that ends with incredible intensity. They mix things up and every track stands out for a different reason. Though they may remind you of iconic rock bands from the past they truly have their own unique style of music and writing. Several of the tracks on this album quickly get stuck in your head and you have to revisit them just to sing along. This debut by Mirrored Image will leave a lasting reflection on you. Continue reading
NOTHING MORE is an American rock/metal band from the state of Texas formed in 2003. The ensemble has released six studio albums to date, including their self-titled album released in 2014. After the recent hit of their self-titled album, they are back with another studio album, ‘The Stories We Tell Ourselves‘, set for release on September 15 via Better Noise Records. With just two months to go for the album release NOTHING MORE have already been premiering their new music video from the song, ‘Go To War‘ off their forthcoming new album. Directed by Wayne Isham, the video evokes the burning aggression of the track’s lyrics through a passionate bar fight between two lovers.
Southern rock stars SCATTERED HAMLET who self describe their metal as “honky tonky metal” and are touring machines are back on the road for another “honky tonky” tour. “Swamp Rebel Machine” was their latest effort and got released last year and they’re out yet again to give y’all some taste of their fine blended, tasty southern rock. The album was well received by Billboard Heatseeker Chart and critics. With videos from songs like ‘Swamp Rebel Machine‘ and ‘White Trash‘, they further solidify the fact that they’re the best at what they do always! The summer tour will feature a festival appearance at Wisconsin’s Rock Fest XVII. SCATTERED HAMLET will appear at Rockfest July 14, 2017 along with CLUTCH, TOM KEIFER, TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION and AVENGED SEVENFOLD.