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Farewell, HIM. A Public Thank You to the Band That Shaped Me

The first time I was introduced to HIM I was 18. The band had already been around in one form or another for over a decade, but to me, everything felt brand new. I came into their music right before the release of Venus Doom (an album I would initially resist, before making it one of my favorites of all time), and I was completely enamored. It was my first taste of anything resembling metal, and the way Ville Valo’s smooth vocals overlay the intense musicianship on every song was…

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Features Track-By-Track 

TRACK-BY-TRACK: Common Grounds ‘No Sleep’

With the recent release of the music video for their track “Fuck Growing Up,” Common Grounds has put together an exclusive track-by-track for their EP No Sleep. Take a listen to the album on their BandCamp page while reading along as you discover the inspiration and stories behind each song below! Keep up with Common Grounds by following them on social media: Facebook | Instagram  Please follow and like us:

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Op-Ed: An Honest Reaction to Demi Lovato’s ‘Simply Complicated’ Documentary

Previously for Infectious Magazine, I wrote an article about making my peace with Los Angeles’ music industry scene, and since moving back to Texas, I’ve focused on taking care of myself and my mental health. I’ve been seeing my therapist and incorporated a daily workout that is at least one hour a day solely dedicated to myself. Life has gotten better, but I still struggle with my anxiety daily. Recently I watched Demi Lovato’s YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated, which released on October 17, 2017, hot on the heels of her…

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Features Track-By-Track 

TRACK-BY-TRACK: Raising Cadence ‘Take Me Higher’

Today, Orlando’s alternative pop-rock outfit Raising Cadence released their newest EP Take Me Higher. As a treat for all of our readers, the band put together an exclusive track-by-track for us! Check out the story behind each of the five songs on the album, and listen along as you read! Keep up with Raising Cadence by following them on social media: Facebook |Instagram | Twitter Please follow and like us:

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The Most Important Thing We’ve Learned: Treat Every Show Like It’s The Most Important One Of Your Career

You finally landed that gig that will put you on the map.  You put countless hours into practice and promotion, text everyone in your contacts list (even that girl you had a crush on back in high school ), and strike a deal with that shady promoter to sell 50 presale tickets, otherwise you’ll have to mortgage your parent’s house. After weeks of stressing out, the day is finally here. You pick out your best clothes, do all your pre-show rituals, and load into the venue. Now you are ready…

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Mental Health Matters News Rock 

Mental Health Matters: The Power of a Support System

When it comes to mental health, being part of a band can be the best means of venting, but can also start to deteriorate you if you’re not careful. Time and time again we see bands and individuals, famous or not, dealing with this. Tours get cancelled, bands break apart, and some even turn to self-harm acts. This resonates with us in such an impactful way because this can and has happened to us, our friends, and our bandmates. As a band, we established friendship with each other from the…

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Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Hello, Atlantic

Hello, Atlantic has been a band for about a year and a half. Earlier this year, we figured we’d try competing in the Ernie Ball Play contest to play the main stage of Warped Tour. We put our first EP, Home on our page to start. As soon as we put out our current single “That’s Discipline, Son”, we started getting more views and points on our page. Shortly after that, we kinda forgot about the contest and figured the odds of us winning, were slim.  Please follow and like us:

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Mental Health Matters: Self-Care & Dealing With Depression

Another day passes by, everything looks normal; it’s just life, sometimes stressful, sometimes quiet. Even though we have people around who love us and we love, there’s something that doesn’t feel quite right. Sudden changes in mood, that become hard to understand, one minute we’re laughing our heads off and the minute later we just want to be alone all by ourselves and even cry for no reason. Being a workaholic has made me forget about all these feelings that I’ve been carrying in my heart for so long. Growing…

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Features Track-By-Track 

TRACK-BY-TRACK: Adam & Elvis ‘Through Snow & Small Talk’

Retro rockers Adam & Elvis released their brand new album Through Snow & Small Talk at the end of last month. Today, we have a special treat for all of you. The band put together an exclusive track-by-track for us to share so you can learn a little more about each song on the record. Check out the track-by-track after the jump, and be sure to listen along with the album! To hear more from the band, you can purchase a CD here. Keep up with Adam & Elvis by following them on…

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Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: ANSON

Hi my name is Anson Li of the band ANSON and I’m going to tell you guys today the story of how ANSON formed. My whole life I’ve always wanted to be in a band. Even before I started my solo project Anson Li back in 2012, I was always looking for other musicians to jam with and longed for companions on my musical journey. Originally, ANSON wasn’t supposed to be a band project. When I was looking to start writing music again I struggled to find any members for…

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