P.Y.L.O.T. was a staple in the South Central Kentucky music scene during the early to mid 2000’s. They have just announced for the first time they are making their entire discography available for online streaming services everywhere. For those unfamiliar with P.Y.L.O.T. they formed in 2000 in Glasgow, Kentucky by founding members Wes Buchanan- Guitar & Programming, Tony Oswald- Vocals, Cody Meek- Guitar and “Shep” aka Matt Shepherd- Bass, while they were still attending Glasgow High School. The had a proggressive sound with some elements of industrial metal. P.Y.L.O.T. featured both beautiful melodic vocals as well as intense aggressive screams. The quartet jammed for a few years with a drum machine providing the beats. Wade Tucker joined the band in 2002 as P.Y.L.O.T.’s first drummer, although they still implemented the drum machine in most all their songs. In 2004 Wade Tucked exited the band making way for drummer Matt Devore to join the founding members of the band and remained with them until their final show in May of 2008. Continue reading
Back in 1966 a young man named Serafino Perugino from Napoli, Italy, was involved in the music industry as a distributor for scores of melodic hard rock artists and Indie labels. After working for a while and garnering some much deserved attention and widespread reputation, Serafino started his own independent label, ‘Frontiers Music’. This independent label saw a very quick growth after it’s inception, and takes pride in boasting killer legendary artist line-up on their roster. Legendary true rock icons of today such as DEF LEPPARD, TOTO, WHITESNAKE, STRYPER, DOKKEN, YES, JOURNEY, SURVIVOR, SEBASTIAN BACH, STYX, ASIA and many more were proudly signed onto to this major label. Yes your yesteryear heroes were signed or worked with this amazing label. Frontiers over the years with a strong team across the globe and it’s headquarters from Napoli, Italy have become a formidable image of the sound of melodic, classic and hard rock across bands from many parts of the world.
The label kick started its journey back in 1998, with the first release of a double live album ‘Never Say Goodbye’ by the British hard rock group TEN. The Frontiers Music label not only looks after bands signing and records, it also has a terrific A&R team. Not to mention the sales regarding merch and music, contracts, business, licensing, promotion. The entire team works like a well oiled machinery, and thus allows this giant label to release and market each of their band’s releases into a wide array of fans. With Frontiers Music, the future of melodic, rock or hard rock seems to be in perfect and safe hands. One of the mainstays with helping Frontier function to it’s fullest is General Manager Nick Tieder, who is based in the U.S. and has a wide history of working with labels and is quite the music fan himself.
Trivum quickly became a household name when they formed in 1999. For their sophomore release ‘Ascendancy‘ they were signed to Road Runner Records who helped push and promote the band even further. I was fortunate enough to see the band in the early years of them coming up in the metal scene when they were out on tour with Danzig. They have often been compared to Metallica, because of their thrash inspired sound and their cover of the classic track “Master Of Puppets” on their Road Runner debut helped as well. Trivium are seen as one of the best modern bands out there and will likely leave a lasting impression on the world of metal for years to come. Their previous release ‘Silence In The Snow’ charted as high as #3 on Billboard in both Rock and Hard Rock album categories. With a pretty quick turnaround and a tremendous amount of touring the band recently released their 8th studio album ‘The Sin and the Sentence’ on October 20th, 2017. Continue reading
All Them Witches are preparing for another release after their sophomore album “Lightning At The Door” really turned heads. The band has saw success with their retro sound which helps them stand apart from the slew of other bands that are flooding the market. The band has successfully scored a slot on the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky that is usually more mainstream rock and metal. This may be a sign that the band is breaking into the mainstream, but at the same time able to maintain the sound we all grew to love. The band is set to release their 3rd album “Dying Surfer Meets His Maker”, on October 30 via New West Records. They have released a new song from the album (which is streaming below) titled “Dirt Preachers”. The song is more of exactly what any All Them Witches fan would want.