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GUEST BLOG: Transition From Being In A Band To Building From The Ground Up

I’ve been lucky enough over the years to join some great bands. I’ve joined bands ranging from Celtic-Rock, to Prog-Rock, to Blues, and most things in between, but in 2012 I put together my own band, and found that there’s some pretty distinct differences between joining a band and starting a band. But one thing stays the same in either situation, and that’s to just be cool. You don’t have to be the best musician in the world. I certainly am not, but I learned early on that if you want the gig, you gotta be cool….

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ALBUM REVIEW: Norma Jean ‘Wrongdoers’

Norma Jean have been on the scene for a good amount of time, standing as one of the longest running bands of the post-hardcore genre. They have been one of the most influential bands of the genre as well. They have stood the test of time in a scene where some bands leave just as quickly as they came. With their new album, Wrongdoers, Norma Jean have again proven why they deserve that credit. Please follow and like us:

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August Burns Red ‘Rescue & Restore’ Track By Track

JB Brubaker, guitarist of August Burns Red, has given a run down of the process and the stories behind each track on the band’s upcoming new album Rescue & Restore, which is being released tomorrow via Solid State Records. You can purchase a CD here. View tour dates and buy concert tickets here. Check out the track by track info after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Prey On The Fallen Self-Titled EP

Los Angeles’ Prey on the Fallen have decided to try something a bit different with their latest release, EPK. In a scene surrounded by breakdowns, polished vocals and screamed parts, it can be hard to break out. People can become disappointed hearing the same sort of thing over and over. This seems to have motivated the band to try something unique. Prey on the Fallen have used a different formula for this release: a return to strictly rock and roll sound. Please follow and like us:

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Album Review: Old Man Markley ‘Down Side Up’

Make no mistake: the musicianship on Old Man Markely’s second album, Down Side Up, is nothing short of masterful. Members John Carey, Annie DeTemple, Jeff Fuller, Joey Garibaldi, Ryan Markley, John Rosen and Katie Weed certainly know their way around their instruments, and they lay down a wonderful platform which, ideally, would highlight lyrics that were equally as masterful; unfortunately, that’s where Old Man Markley stumbles. Please follow and like us:

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Issues “Black Diamonds” Album Review

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and Black Diamonds being one of the most polarizing recordings to date in the scene. Issues, comprised of Michael Bohn and Tyler Carter (of Woe, Is Me fame), A.J. Rebollo, Ty “Scout” Acord and Case Snedecor, decided to go all out. Blending genres, especially in the post-hardcore spectrum, can often turn out confusing or just plain awful. While some argue the elements of hip hop, dubstep and pop vocals are out of place on the record, after taking time to listen again,…

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Parkway Drive “Atlas” Album Review

One of the biggest challenges a band can face, whether you are a top 40 artist or a band scraping together their next EP, is constantly delivering something that shows growth. The factor that makes this already challenging feat more difficult is pleasing the people you want to purchase the record the fan base. Parkway Drive did all that and more with their newest release, Atlas. The intro track, “Sparks,” sets the tone with vocalist Winston McCall’s trademark growls and memorable delivery. Parkway did not abandon the formula that has…

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