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Let’s PLAY: A War Within Alternative Features Interviews Metal News Rock 

Let’s PLAY: A War Within

Each year, Ernie Ball gives bands the opportunity to play the mainstage at a select date of Warped Tour, and this year, the competition is solid! Over the next 5 weeks, we will be highlighting some of the bands who are killing it in this year’s contest! We are kicking it off with Detroit rock trio A War Within. Check out our exclusive interview with Nikhil Rao and get all the info you need to keep them in the number one spot in the contest!

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MY FIRST TIME: Soldiers Of A Wrong War Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Soldiers Of A Wrong War

We released our first full length album in January 2011. That same year, in August, we were lucky enough to play as opening act for one of our favourite bands: Panic! At The Disco. We were literally melting because it was really hot outside, but we were also really pumped up because we had the chance to share the stage with one of the bands that we used to listen to a lot back then. We played in front of a really huge amount of people, it was absolutely amazing….

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Let Your Dreams Guide You Features Guest Blogs The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Let Your Dreams Guide You

This is probably the most important lesson I’ve learned — let your dreams guide you. You have one shot at this thing we call life. That’s it: one shot. If you know what it is you want to do, why you were put on this planet, what moves you — you need to do something about it. Only a small minority of people have this figured out and if you’re one of them, you have a precious gift. And you have to do something about it. Several years ago I…

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Wet The Rope – the sum of our scars Features Track-By-Track 

TRACK-BY-TRACK: Wet The Rope – the sum of our scars

Wet The Rope are a California-based hardcore band whose members have been actively making music for nearly 30 years. Made up of members from bands Pitchfork, Amber Inn, Sinker, Exhale and more, the group’s debut full-length, The Sum of Our Scars, was released in February through Adagio 830. The album deals with the consequences of abuse and predatory behavior, confronting these societal weaknesses through song.

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MY FIRST TIME: Jump For The Sails Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Jump For The Sails

The first music video any of us had ever been in was our very own. It was for the debut single “X Marks The Spot”. We had never shot a video before and while we were excited, we were all still very curious about the whole thing. We’d never shot any type of video other than from our phones and from old video cameras from the early 2000’s for fun. This was the first time we would be working with actual legit cameras, lighting and a story to follow. The…

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TRACK PREMIERE: Tardigrade. “Solitary” Features 

TRACK PREMIERE: Tardigrade. “Solitary”

It’s Monday and in the realm of social media, Monday’s always equal new music! Today, we are bringing you the second single from Philly based Tardigrade., titled “Solitary.” ” “Solitary” is a gritty, hard-hitting punk track from the young band. After receiving quite the response from their debut track, “Solitary” solidifies Tardigrade.’s potential of making a name for themselves this year. “Solitary” will be officially released on Friday, March 31st, but if you head over to Darth Fader Records, the label Tardigrade. is on, you will receive the song with any…

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TRACK PREMIERE: Nathan Leigh “The Things We Do” Features 

TRACK PREMIERE: Nathan Leigh “The Things We Do”

The best way to get you past that mid-week slump is hearing a new tune. And here at Infectious, we have the perfect song to help you muster up the strength to make it to the weekend. Nathan Leigh’s new track “The Things We Do” is quite personal. He draws inspiration from a tough time in not only his life, but the lives of others too. You can check out the song below, as well as a quote from Nathan himself. 

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What I Would Change About the Music Industry: Bands Who Resist Labeling Their Sound Features News What I Would Change About The Music Industry 

What I Would Change About the Music Industry: Bands Who Resist Labeling Their Sound

No one likes being labeled. Being pigeon-holed into a certain category of anything can be frustrating. Here’s the thing though, from a radio personality, concert photographer, promoter, music reviewer, and live show booking agent standpoint, labels are needed. I’m not talking about record labels, but rather, providing the people with some sort of description or label of your sound. Imagine this. You’re a concert promoter. Or you’re a street team member. And you have no idea what kind of band (insert super generic-sounding band name here) is, so you go…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Trust Yourself Features News The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Trust Yourself

As anyone who has made a full-length album before will tell you, it’s a HUGE undertaking – emotionally, financially, and in the sheer number of hours required.  I just released my first full-length album Green Hearts at the end of January after raising money through crowdfunding.  In addition to self-releasing it, I’ve been doing my own PR for the release (on top of a demanding day-job).  Suffice it to say it’s been a busy year!  I have learned so much, but the most important thing I’ve learned throughout the entire process…

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Booth’s Self-Titled Debut Features Track-By-Track 

ALBUM PREMIERE: Booth’s Self-Titled Debut

There’s no better time for new music than the first day of Spring. The weather is finally starting to warm up – at least in some parts of the country – and bands are gearing up to bombard us with new jams. One band that’s hoping to be on your radar this season is New Jersey’s own Booth. The hardcore trio will be releasing their debut self-titled EP on March 24th, but because they love you so much, we have an exclusive early stream of it for you all to enjoy….

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