New Music

Sunset Radio release new album “Vices”. Contributed by Alex Bock

May 4, 2017

Ready for some fun time punk music? Here you go. Italian based punk rock band Sunset Radio just released their first full-length record ‘Vices’. The band started out in 2016 and released their first EP that same year. Think about California punk rock from the 90’s with influences ranging from hardcore to modern melodic punk-rock. This sums up the bands’ sound. Check out their latest song/video release for the song ‘Surrounded’ Track list: 01 Home 02 Surrounded 03 Heart and Sand 04 Upside Down 05 My Summer 06 Bed of Roses 07 Nothing To Lose 08 Stoned And Confused 09 Older 10 Bed Of Roses (Acoustic) Here’s how the band describes the sound of ‘Vices’ From 20 to 30 years, No Use For A Name, Lagwagon, NoFx, Blink182, Bad Religion, Beach, California, girls, parties, each of these things can be summarized with one word for us: ‘Vices’. The album contains each of the above mentioned words, which accompany us every day. Ten power tracks, which can sum up the californian punk-rock, without pauses, without moments of tranquility, [Read More]

Concerts

Concert review: Attila, The Word Alive and Carcer City by Alex Bock

April 30, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Halle, April 25th, 2017 Another night in my 2nd living room… only one of the venues was occupied that night, the Halle and I was heading there to see Attila with special guests The Word Alive and Carcer City. Opening band was Carcer City. They’re a five piece from the UK, signed to Stay Sick Recordings (Chris Fronzak’s label). Their sounds is probably nothing really new, but what new band can create something that hasn’t been there before? Never the less, they played a good live set. Even though at the beginning the venue wasn’t that packed, they managed to get the people closer to the stage and mosh to the music. The Word Alive and Attila both played an almost equally long set. Looking at the people, both bands seem to share the same audience, because there were many people in Attila shirts singing and jumping along during The Word Alive’s set and vice versa. The Word Alive played a set list with a mix of new songs like ‘Misery’ and [Read More]

Concerts

Concert review: Lord Of The Lost with Scarlet Dorn and Aeverium – Munich

April 12, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Werk, March 30th, 2017 Announced a few months back, the Raining Stars Tour 2017 started out in Munich on March 30th at one of our favorite venues in Munich, the Backstage. I had the pleasure to shoot three amazing bands that night – Scarlet Dorn, Aeverium and Lord Of The Lost. The show started out with Scarlet Dorn, a brand-new act. That night she had her very first live performance and she did a great job. About two years ago Scarlet was discovered during a contest that Lord Of The Lost put on. Chris Harms, vocalist of Lord Of The Lost, and Benjamin Lawrenz from the Chamaeleon studios in Hamburg decided to write and produce a record for the young artist. It took about two years until on March 21st 2017 the first song ‘Heavy Beauty’ was released. Many other people helped with the recording and producing progress. By now there’s a three song EP out that you can download for free here: http://www.scarletdorn.de/ . Second band that night was Aeverium. They [Read More]

Concerts

Concert review: Freedom Call, Eden’s Curse and Veonity. By Alex Bock

February 22, 2017

  Munich, Backstage, Feb. 14th 2017 It was Valentine’s Day and a Tuesday. One might think, probably not the best evening for a live show. BUT…. German Power Metal band Freedom Call have made a stop in Munich during their ‘Master Of Light’ tour and their fans came. As to be expected they didn’t come alone. They brought two bands along on tour with them. First one to play that night were Veonity, a four piece from Vänersborg, Sweden. They started out in 2013 and released their first EP that same year. In early 2015 they released their first full length record, which was followed by their latest effort ‘Into The Void’ in 2016. Just like in Freedom Call their vocalist Sköld also plays guitar, which gives them a vibrant guitar sound. You should definitely check them out, when they come to town. Next on – Eden’s Curse. Based in Glasgow, UK, the members are a mixed bunch of five guys. Only the bassist and drummer are Scottish, their vocalist was born in Serbia, the [Read More]

Concerts

Concert review: Devin Townsend Project, Between The Buried And Me and Leprous. Contributed by Alex Bock

February 17, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Werk, February 10th 2017 It has been a while, two years to be exact, since we had the pleasure of Devin Townsend playing in our beautiful city. When doors opened at 7pm that night, there was a really long queue waiting down the street to get inside. The show wasn’t entirely sold out, but it couldn’t have been many tickets left and by show start those were gone for sure. The venue was pretty packed from the beginning, which gave both support bands, Leprous and Between The Buried And Me, the chance to play for a bigger crowd. Leprous: Between the Buried and Me: Different from last time Devin Townsend played here, there were no big screens with aliens and other strange things on them in the back. It was mostly reduced to the music itself. The Aliens though were still there that evening in the form of hand puppets, which were sold at the merch table. Moving pictures in the back or not, what counts is the music and there was [Read More]

Tour

Pierce The Veil – ‘Rest In Space’ tour announcement. Contributed by Alex Bock

January 10, 2017

  Just today Pierce The Veil announced a new tour with Falling In Reverse and Crown The Empire. Tour starts on February 17th in Eugene, OR. Last stop will be in Tucson, AZ on March 11th . Pre-Sale tickets and VIP packages are available at http://piercetheveiltix.com/ . Make sure to follow the bands on their social media Pierce The Veil https://www.facebook.com/PierceTheVeil/ http://piercetheveil.net/ http://www.twitter.com/piercetheveil https://www.instagram.com/piercetheveil/ Falling In Reverse https://www.facebook.com/fallinginreverseofficial/ http://www.fallinginreverse.com/ http://instagram.com/fallinginreverse http://twitter.com/firofficial Crown The Empire https://www.facebook.com/Crowntheempire/ www.crowntheempire.net https://twitter.com/crowntheempire https://www.instagram.com/crowntheempire/ ~ Contributed by Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp  

Music News

The Word Alive announce European tour dates. Contributed by Alex Bock

January 10, 2017

2016 was a busy year for the Arizona based band The Word Alive. In March 2016 they released ‘Dark Matter’, their most successful record so far. A tour through Europe followed. They also did the whole Warped Tour cycle and some extensive touring in the US. In November / December they were out on the Overdose tour, playing their longest headlining set to date. By the end of 2016 they parted ways with drummer Luke Holland. So far there’s no new band member announced. 2017 The Word Alive will continue touring and they will also be back on stage in Europe and the UK. They’ll be hitting the road with Attila in April 2017. Tickets can be purchased at http://wearethewordalive.com/ or at your local ticket shop. Go grab yours soon.   Stay updated on The Word Alive through their social media https://www.facebook.com/thewordalive http://wearethewordalive.com/ https://twitter.com/thewordalive https://www.instagram.com/thewordalive/   ~ Contributed by Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp