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UNSIGNED SPOTLIGHT: Forts Like Vana

Every once in a while you come across a new artist and think know they’re going to be massive, and soon. That’s exactly what came to my mind upon hearing Nashville alternative pop trio Forts Like Vana for the first time. The band’s first single, “Love You Right”, released on January 10 and has amassed over 10,000 Spotify plays in just over a month. As proof that the hype train is only just getting started, Forts Like Vana released their brand new EP, This + This = That, on February…

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Hardcore Metal News 

STREAM: HEMI ‘Avalon’

Today, Chicago heavy metal trio HEMI released their brand new record Avalon. After once again teaming up with producer AJ Kolar,  Avalon pushes the boundaries of what heavy metal is supposed to be. By incorporating elements of hardcore, punk, and melodic death metal, HEMI leads you through a series of songs that are stunning both lyrically and cinematically. You can stream Avalon below! To purchase a copy of the record, or any of HEMI’s previous releases, you can click here. Keep up with the band by following them on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter…

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Features Mental Health Matters News 

Mental Health Matters: When an answer isn’t “the” answer—but you keep moving forward anyway

It was coming up to New Year in the Czech Republic, where I had moved since breaking up with my long-term boyfriend. I was a tired cliché: a failing musician who’d reached her 30s and realised that the music career clock had all but stopped ticking and ended up clinically depressed. Yawn. The irony for me was that I had achieved some significant things that were steps capable of taking me closer to my goals. But I couldn’t see them as such, because that’s what depression does: it robs you…

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To Write Love On Her Arms Announces Details For 2018 HEAVY & LIGHT

To Write Love On Her Arms‘ annual evening of songs, conversations, and hope, HEAVY & LIGHT, is upon us again! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 10th at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida. The 2018 show will feature performances from Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Dustin Kensrue of Thrice, and Propaganda, and spoken word poetry from Tonya Ingram.  Please follow and like us:

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News Rock 

The Gaslight Anthem Announce ‘The 59 Sound’ Tour

When The Gaslight Anthem announced they’d be playing The 59 Sound in full at Governer’s Ball in NYC, I think I speak for many of us when I say we were all pretty bummed that we wouldn’t be able to see such a momentous occasion. That’s why the news of an official tour where the band will hit 10 cities to play the album in full, comes as such sweet news. Special guests will include Matt Mays, Tim Berry, Flatliners, Matthew Ryan, and Joe Sib. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, and you…

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Folk Indie News Rock 

Frank Turner Announces New Album “Be More Kind” + Worldwide Tour

After days of teasing fans with cryptic photos, Frank Turner has announced his new album, Be More Kind, will be released on May 4th. The album’s title comes as inspiration from a Clive James poem, with Turner commenting; “A lot of older, wiser people tend to say things like that, that the things that come out in the wash at the end of a human life are the way you treated the people around you. In the modern world, that’s a lesson that all of us, myself included could do to learn.” The…

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Album Reviews Alternative News Rock 

ALBUM REVIEW : Black Veil Brides “Vale”

The leather-clad heavy rockers of Black Veil Brides are back with their fifth full-length album Vale released on January 12, 2018. With Vale being one the first few rock records of 2018, I was curious to see what this addition added to the already expansive discography of BVB, and what it would bring to the rock genre in the new year. On the first listen, Vale plays out as a combination of 2013’s Wretched & Divine and Andy Biersack’s solo record The Shadow Side, as musically the albums share a lot of similarities and themes. From showing…

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News Pop 

WATCH : HOLLAND – “Neverland”

The music industry is unique and ever-changing, and a singer from Korea has sparked a new following. Korean singer and songwriter Holland has recently made headlines for being considered the first ‘openly gay idol’ to debut within the heavily competitive music scene. By coming out and embracing his sexuality, many fans in Korea and around the world believe that Holland could be a catalyst for the still rigid Korean society and views on homosexuality. The newcomer released his first single “Neverland” on Jan. 21, kicking off the new year with…

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Alternative Indie News Pop Punk 

Moose Blood Announces North American Tour

Moose Blood just announced on Twitter that they will be adding a North American leg of their tour featuring special guests Lydia, and McCafferty. The tour kicks off March 14 at The Royal in Boston, MA, and spans out across the US into Canada ending in Montreal, QC. Their upcoming album, I don’t think I can do This Anymore comes out March 9, but is available now for preorder on their website here! Please follow and like us:

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WATCH : Rivals “Over It”

Unique pop-rock powerhouses, RIVALS are gearing up to drop their first full-length album, Damned Soul, which is set for release on February 2, 2018 via Smartpunk Records. RIVALS hail from Los Angeles, CA, where the band was formed in 2014 by vocalist Kalie Wolfe, bassist Sebastian Chamberlain, and guitarist Micket Woodle. Driven by Wolfe’s strong vocals and the band’s infectious yet raw sound, RIVALS is fueled by powerful and energetic songwriting, bringing forth a type of fearlessness in their music that stands out among the rest. Since the release of their debut EP…

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