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Backstage Munich, Dec. 6th, 2018   Thursday night, 6.30 pm was the announced time for doors to open. Not too many people were queuing outside the Backstage Werk in Munich. For one, it was probably [Read More]
  • Photo Credit: Jamie Jamie Geysbeek Multi-platinum alternative rock band THE VERVE PIPE will embark on a headlining tour across the northern East Coast U.S. throughout January in continued support of their most recent releases, the studio album, Parachute and their first-ever live album, Villains – Live & Acoustic (recorded at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI). The tour will kick off on Wednesday, January 9 in New York City at City Winery and stretch across [Read More]
  • British metal band Napalm Death are probably a band least inclined to explore modern-day technology. But — surprise, surprise! — they are in on the cryptocurrency craze. Well, sort of only. And not by their own volition. Okay, that seems confusing enough, right? Don’t worry, it isn’t that confusing. Neither is it earth-shattering news. It’s an ice-breaker of a news, [Read More]
  • May 10, 11 & 12, 2019 At Newly Created Rockingham Festival Grounds In Rockingham, NC  Foo Fighters, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon  And Dozens More! Make North Carolina “The Epicenter Of Rock N’ Roll” With Must-See Music Performances And Expanded Camping Options Tickets On Sale Friday, December 14 At Noon ET Epicenter Festival – a new 3-day [Read More]
  • Danny Worsnop has had quite a busy year with extensive touring with Asking Alexandria. It is a wonder where he found the time, but he has just released a new song from his solo career. The soulful track Little Did I Know brings to life his emotive vocals and emotionally driven lyrics.  Danny comments on the new song, “‘Little Did [Read More]
  • Triumphant Hearts, the new album from Jason Becker is released today via MascotRecords/Mascot Label Group.  The album features Marty Friedman, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Neal Schon, Steve Morse, Paul Gilbert, Joe Bonamassa, Uli Jon Roth, Richie Kotzen, Gus G., Jake Shimabukuro, and many more.  Jason Becker’s story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, [Read More]

Videos to Watch

New Music

Alt-rockers THIS LIFE release candid personal video for new song, I’d Lie About Almost Anything

December 6, 2018

London based alt-rockers THIS LIFE have released a  new song and video which delivers a candid and very personal look at the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. The track titled, I’d Lie About Almost Anything is based on personal experiences. ‘The track and video are a candid and vulnerable plea to anyone suffering from mental health problems associated with drug and alcohol dependency to overcome the stigma of asking for professional help.’ Watch the video here: Front man William Ellis says:  “Everybody needs help sometimes, and it’s time to ask for it. When I perform this song or look at the video it does make me sad, because it’s such a raw depiction of myself on display for all to see, but at the same time it’s a celebration to say ‘but I’m still here after everything’.” Directed and produced by Zak Pinchin, the stark black and white video focuses on the feelings of isolation and frustration that can come from masking mental health problems with drug or alcohol addiction.Ellis hopes that opening up about his [Read More]

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VIDEO ALERT: Bay Area garage surf rockers The Silhouette Era release new video!

December 5, 2018

  Garage-surf band The Silhouette Era have just released a new video for their track Waste Me.  The Bay Area band brings to life the energy and adrenaline that the band brings to their music. The video which was directed by directed by hometown Monterey native Alex Ramirez. “Ramirez fuses his gritty and kinetic video style with the bandsexplosive performance. The video captures a simplicity which strikes at the vein of raw unadulterated fun”. Check out the video here:     The band will return to their hometown of Monterey (where the video was also filmed) to play a video release show on Friday, December 14 at Wave Street Studios. They will be joined by Y Axes, Santa Cruz’s The Shoobies (who are all featured in the video) and an acoustic set by Alex Ramirez. It would seem an appropriate night for this town to host many of it’s musicians and artists it birthed.  Their upcoming self-titled EP was recorded by Grace Coleman at the venerable Different Fur Recording Studio in San Francisco, CA. The EP permeates a lust for life with [Read More]

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The Word Alive release new video. Contributed by Alex Bock

December 5, 2018

In October The Word Alive introduced ‘Rise’, the new League Of Legends theme song, which they were part of alongside Mako and The Glitch Mob. The video got over 7 million views in the first 24 hours alone. Definitely a new highlight of their career was the live performance of the song at the opening ceremony of the World finals in Incheon, South Korea. Watch it here: Today the band released a brand-new song ‘Human’, taken from their current record ‘Violent Noise’. Check out this amazing video (feat. Sincerely Collins): Follow the band on their social media to stay updated. Look out for tour dates in 2019!! https://www.facebook.com/thewordalive http://wearethewordalive.com/ https://twitter.com/thewordalive https://www.instagram.com/thewordalive/  

Music News

It’s time to WAKE UP and watch the new video out now from rockers Swanky Tiger!

November 19, 2018

Wondering how to get through the week? With some nasty rock n roll from Swanky Tiger! Rockers Swanky Tiger  have just released their new video for their infectious track, Wake Up. Vocalist/Guitarist Oliver explains about the making of the  new video:   The making of the video was interesting, as we wanted to make sure we weren’t in it – that the story is left to stand on its own. The footage was shot by Virgile Jardin in Paris, starring Adélaide de Cerjat and Frédérique Rivest. I had met Virgile in France through his brother, the singer Hugo Jardin, who used to be in a band with us in high school, and was impressed by his video on Hugo’s project. When it came time to make a video for “Wake Up,” we thought Virgile would be able to conjure the right mood, so we had a few phone meetings, us in NYC and him in Paris, and we would basically go back and forth with the edits until we got it right. Check out the [Read More]

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Architects release new video. Contributed by Alex Bock

November 15, 2018

Only a few days after the release of their 8th studio record ‘Holy Hell’, Architects release another new track/video for the first song on the album ‘Death Is Not Defeat’. Dan Hillier, a British artist, did the artwork for ‘Holy Hell’ and also for the video. He’s well-known for his monochromatic art pieces. For more information on the band, follow their social media. https://www.facebook.com/architectsuk/ http://www.architectsofficial.com/ https://twitter.com/Architectsuk https://www.instagram.com/architects/   ~   Contributed by Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp

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Aftershock 2018

Aftershock 2018

Don’t miss catching Asking Alexandria for $1 show this Sunday night!

September 29, 2018

  This weekend many were set to head out to the Louder than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky but the festival was cancelled due to unsafe conditions brought on by heavy rains. We applaud DWP with making the decision and keeping the fans safety as their priority. Many fans were planning on catching Asking Alexandria at the festival but there is no need to worry about missing them. Asking Alexandria will be playing a $1 show at the Diamond Pub Concert Hall for fans who had planned to attend the Louder Than Life festival this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets are just $1 on the door, first come first served on the night.  Asking Alexandria didn’t want to leave fans without a show so quickly got to work on scheduling their own concert at the local venue. The show at the Diamond Pub Concert Hall will give those who were heading to the festival a chance to see Asking Alexandria play in a more intimate venue than usual, meaning that this show is set to be one hell of a party. Speaking on their impromptu booking, Ben Bruce (guitarist) [Read More]

Aftershock 2018

AFTERSHOCK SPOTLIGHT: Check out the new video from SLASH ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

September 29, 2018

    I hope you have been enjoying the new album from Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators just as much as we have! The album, Living The Dream was  released on September 21st via Snakepit/Roadrunner Records. This is SLASH’s fourth solo album, and third with his band featuring MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals). The band recently released a fun new video for their single, Driving Rain,  SLASH describes the creation of “Driving Rain,” “This is a riff I specifically remember playing with the guys for the first time at a venue in New Hampshire on the World on Fire tour. It’s a cool guitar part we ran though, and from that point forward the rest of the song started to come together in my mind while on the road. We put it all together this year and Myles came up with a great melody for it.” MYLES KENNEDY adds, “The riff is very reminiscent of vintage Aerosmith. It’s got a certain funk to it that’s compelling. Lyrically, it’s a story about somebody who works on the [Read More]