Montreal’s hot, new rock band, Endeavors, is currently building their fanbase with their sick, heavy riffs. Providing half the riffs for the band is guitarist Chris Adolph. Check out what Chris has to say about his Gibson Les Paul, what makes it his key piece of gear and see who signed the headstock!
As a huge fan of the ’80’s “Big Hair” bands I’m very familiar with the work of Warrant, a band that was pretty much a staple on the scene. I loved their first release Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, but after that, for me they just never got my blood pumping; the scene was over-saturated with dime a dozen bands and their subsequent releases, even though they were hugely successful, did nothing for me.
What do you call a band that makes you stress over every word you try to write about it, because no adjective or noun adequately expresses how its music stirs you? A pretty frigging good one, that’s what. Rarely does an act come along that makes you think you should shuck any attempt at impartiality – but when it does, what’s the sense in holding back the praise?
We’re not trying to sell a product. We’re not trying to seel a trend. So exclaims vocalist Jeff Wallace on the band’s anthem Malevolent Nation. This pretty much sums up the brazen philosophy and attitude of the Ocean County, NJ based hard rock/metal quintet End Of An Era.
Backstage at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario; PureGrainAudio’s Spencer Matulaitis sat down with John Moyer of Disturbed. The date was March 31st and the topics ranged from social media and fan questions to music and the amazing live show that Disturbed brings to the table.
Where else can one hear about porn stars on poles? Possibly a strip club, but that’s too costly for the general public. Instead, turn on the radio and chances are that My Darkest Days’ hit single “Porn Star Dancing” will fill your ears with pleasure, for free! My Darkest Days debut self-titled album hit stores September 21st, 2010 and made an immediate impact on the market, placing in the top 250 selling items for Barnes & Nobel.
Jonny Hetherington, lead singer of the modern rock band Art Of Dying, recently spoke to me by phone about the band’s newest effort, Vices And Virtues. This is one of those albums that I dig top to bottom. If somebody told me they had $.99 cents and wanted just one song off the disc, I’d have a hard time making the choice. This is really a rock-solid album and not a compilation of singles that will fade away into oblivion within a few weeks.
The newly spawned band Hail The Villain has been hitting the world hard with their album Population: Decline. To help spread their hatred unto the world, the band has released gnarly comics illustrating their devious story.
Black ‘N Blue achieved a large amount of success in the mid ‘80’s with the tune, “Hold On To 18” – they sold more than a million records and received a ton of airplay. Fast forward more than 20 years later to, Hell Yeah!, the band’s first release after an extended hiatus and a few lineup changes. This CD does not stray far from the bands roots and as one would expect it is packed with pop/rock tunes that are decent at best and just never really seem to go anywhere. To me it seems that this is a bit of a rehashing of their older material.
Corey Nietupski, vocalist and guitarist of the hard rock band Avedis, recently took a moment to chat about his band and their newest release, Red Sea. Avedis is a breath of fresh air in a rock scene that is increasingly overrun with cookie cutter, dime a dozen bands that write generic, formulaic tunes. Red Sea is a solid high-energy rock EP that is a rather enjoyable listen. Here’s what Nietupski had to say.
New Medicine is a recently formed band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The group formed as recently as 2009 and in that time have already released their debut record and received a whole lot of mainstream attention. The group’s debut disc Race You to the Bottom came out last September and features eleven songs and thirty-five minutes of pure hard rock.
Watch The Word Alive’s new video for “2012” exclusively on AOL Noisecreep. The track is taken from the band’s acclaimed debut album ‘Deceiver’ and can be seen HERE. Also, get more insight into the making of the “2012” video with the band’s behind-the-scenes footage, featured on Ultimate-Guitar.com HERE.
David DeFeis, frontman for the power metal band Virgin Steele, spoke with me recently about the band’s latest offering, The Black Light Bacchanalia. Since their inception in 1981, Virgin Steel has been releasing solid relevant metal records and has played in shows and festivals around the globe. Here is how the conversation with DeFeis went.
Versus The Nothing out of Vancouver, BC, is a 5 piece melodic hard rock band, with a dynamic and energetic live show, with music that has an emphasis on heavy guitars and powerful melodic vocals. The band independently released their debut album Let it all Come Down in 2008, with the track “Bleed the Ocean” used by Mazda.