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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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Kings Of Leon Nominated For Brit Awards

Kings of Leon have been nominated for Best International Group at the 2014 Brit Awards. This is their ninth nomination (with two wins). The awards cover almost every genre this year, from Lady Gaga to Bastille. Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite acts here, and catch the awards on Wednesday, February 19th, at 8pm. Purchase a CD from Kings of Leon here. View tour dates and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Interview: Alabaster

Infectious Magazine chats with Alabaster about their upcoming album, SXSW, and what albums changed their life. Check it out after the jump, and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Album Review: Empyrios ‘Zion’

In a genre often called stale, unimaginative or terribl , it is refreshing to see a band take elements of the genre, and make them their own. Though there are great bands in the post-hardcore genre, sometimes it needs shaking up. Rimini, Italy’s Empyrios appear to be setting out to do just that. Their latest release, Zion, is likely to be enjoyed by a genre fan. Please follow and like us:

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Artery Recordings Sign Shoot The Girl First

Artery Recordings announced thye have signed French band Shoot The Girl First. A full statement from Artery Recordings and a music video from the band are located after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tear Out The Heart ‘Violence’

It is evident from the start of their newest release, Violence, that Tear Out The Heart have plenty of energy. The beginning track, “Dead By Dawn” holds nothing back. Fast, chugging guitars set the song off, followed by violent screamed vocals. The song does get softer however, as clean vocals wash over the track and make it a little more balanced vocally. The album continues to follow this structure, and it is executed well. Please follow and like us:

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The Word Alive Discusses Mitch Lucker

The Word Alive’s Telle Smith recently spoke about his friendship with Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence. You can check out an interview excerpt after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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ReverbNation Partners With AltSounds For Prize Package

ReverbNation has partnered with AltSounds to give one lucky ReverbNation artist the chance to win an incredible prize package including PR campaign, review, interviews and more. Check out all the details below. Full details of the package available to one lucky winner is as follows: ● One month PR campaign through AltPR ● Review of your latest release on, and ● Lowdown Interview and File-O-Facts feature on ● Mention in AltSounds’ mailing list that goes out to 250K+ music fans and industry folks ● Chris MUG5 Maguire…

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The Eternal Genre Debate: Hipsters, Elitists and You

Music, simultaneously one of my favourite and least favourite industries. There are probably more things wrong with it than things that are right with it. Nicki Minaj for instance (I’ll save ‘that’ for another article). One thing that I can not get my head around is people’s needs to classify everything into a genre. Why? Is it necessary? Why is it necessary? It’s not. It’s not. It’s not. Music is for listening to, not cataloging in some sort of government department. We don’t NEED the terms ‘post-mechanic-hardcore-jazz’, ‘salty-pirate-metal’, or ‘dad-rock’…

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