With her sophomore album, The Nightmare Bride, fittingly released on Valentine’s day 2012, Snovonne’s exquisite gothic-tinged brand of theatrical modern rock is now readily available for the masses. The Slovakian-born, Germany-based songstress’ latest effort comes by way of San Fran indie metal label, Rogue Records America and features the young songstress at her very best.
Digital Media Records recording artists Crowned By Fire are known for their chaotic live performances and heavy-as-shit studio albums, the newest of which, is due out in 2012. Produced by Sterling Winfield (Pantera, King Diamond, Hatebreed, Rebel Meets Rebel), this new offering promises to be the LA-based quartet’s most brutal and diverse thus far.
Austin, Texas quartet Courrier are that breathe of fresh air that is so badly needed in an industry teeming with mediocrity and lack of innovation. Unlike most of their competitors, this group is loaded with an arsenal of passion-infused, melodic and hook-filled rock that will have you utterly infatuated. Comparisons to all-star acts Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie and Kings of Leon aside, Courrier bring to the table their own unique and unavoidable brand of alternative rock.
Five Finger Death Punch have been making waves with their newest album, American Capitalist (featuring the hit “Under And Over It” named the #1 Song of the Year by AOL Radio). I caught up with drummer Jeremy Spencer on their recent “Share The Welt” headline tour, supported by other big names like All That Remains, Hatebreed and Rev Theory. Jeremy gives us the deets on what their relatively recent success has been like, what their band name and latest album is all about, and even which football…
Binary are David Troster (vocals and guitar), Francesco Bondi (guitar and keyboard), Craig Lowe (bass) and Jake Sorbie (drums). Troster formed the band in late 2010 after leaving Yale University, where he was studying molecular biology. Prisoner is the London four-piece’s physical single released through Luv Luv Luv Records.
On November 8th As I Lay Dying will be releasing their new album, Decas, in celebration of their 10th anniversary as a band. The disc contains three new tracks, four cover tunes, four remixes and a medley. The three new tracks are typical AILD and contain all of the elements that have garnered them so many accolades over the years; pummeling guitar riffs, powerful vocal deliveries and insane blast beats.
Gregorian return on October 25th with possibly their most epic release yet, ‘The Dark Side Of The Chant.’ The multi-platinum European recording artists return with their re-workings of modern pop, metal, classic rock and orchestral gems into the gothic seven tone plainchant Gregorian style.
The Gaslight Anthem have announced the release of their exclusive ‘iTunes Session’ for December 13th, 2011 as well as the pre-order for the album, which is available today. The band stopped by the Magic Shop in New York City on July 25th, 2011 to track 7 songs that serve as an astounding reminder of the sheer power of the band’s live performances.