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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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Sworn In Sign To Fearless Records Metal News 

Sworn In Sign To Fearless Records

Sworn In have been relatively quiet for some time now, but it turns out exciting shifts were going on behind the scenes. Some big changes are in store for the group. The band announced they have signed to Fearless Records and they will have new music ready by this summer. Check out all of the details in a tweet from Sworn In after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

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Beartooth Announce Deluxe Edition Of ‘Aggressive’ Metal News Rock 

Beartooth Announce Deluxe Edition Of ‘Aggressive’

Beartooth may be in the middle of a huge tour with Bring Me The Horizon, but still managed to provide a quality treat for fans everywhere. The group announced a deluxe edition of their latest album, Aggressive, is on its way. The CD/DVD combo will feature the original album and a live DVD of the band’s performance in Columbus, Ohio. Check out all of the details in a tweet from Beartooth after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

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Animals As Leaders Announce Headlining Tour Metal News Rock 

Animals As Leaders Announce Headlining Tour

For those who like their music technical, Animals As Leaders are here for you. The group announced an exciting headlining tour set to cross the U.S. this May. Veil Of Maya and Alluvial will join the group as support. Talk about a heavy, technical lineup! Check out all of the pertinent information in a tweet from Animals As Leaders after the jump! For more Animals As Leaders, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

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Capture The Crown Break Up Metal News 

Capture The Crown Break Up

After roughly seven years together, Australian metalcore outfit Capture The Crown have called it quits. This news comes a while after their single “The Lake,” which received plenty of warm reception. It seemed the band was set to release a final album. The group kept their statement succinct, using a simple photo to break the news. Check it out after the jump. You can buy a CD here.

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PVRIS Release Benefit Shirt Electronica News Pop Rock 

PVRIS Release Benefit Shirt

While times are inarguably divisive in the United States right now, one thing is consistent: bands trying to raise awareness of noble causes and charities. Some are even collaborating with the companies. PVRIS are the latest to help, offering an exclusive shirt for fans. All benefits will go to both Planned Parenthood and The ACLU. Check out all of the details in a tweet from the group after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

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Avenged Sevenfold Announce Headlining Shows Metal News Rock 

Avenged Sevenfold Announce Headlining Shows

As if taking the summer by storm and touring with Metallica was not enough, Avenged Sevenfold are heading out on dates for headlining sets of their own. The tour will occur between Metallica dates, sporadically from April through August. A Day To Remember and Volbeat will serve as support on select dates. Check out all of the details in a tweet from A7X after the jump! For more Avenged Sevenfold, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

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Halsey Announces New Album Electronica News Pop 

Halsey Announces New Album

It has been some time since Halsey released Badlands, and the singer is ready for her next chapter, too. After plenty of teasing and hype, there is some concrete information. Halsey announced her next album, hopeless fountain kingdom, is set to drop in June. There is no set date, but it is exciting news nonetheless. Check out her tweet about the news after the jump! You can buy a CD here!

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Panic! At The Disco Launch Shirt To Benefit Planned Parenthood Alternative News Pop Rock 

Panic! At The Disco Launch Shirt To Benefit Planned Parenthood

Everyone has merch they love, but it is even better to rock a tee with a cause. You know you gave back, and the proceeds can make a huge difference for the beneficiaries. Panic! At The Disco are backers of Planned Parenthood, and have a new shirt to show for it. Brendon Urie confirmed all proceeds will go directly to the organization. See his tweet about the cool new shirt that supports a lovely cause after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

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