Veteran rap metal crew P.O.D., along with Islander, Hyro The Hero, and Nonpoint, delivered a special evening of hits and crowd singalongs at Manchester Music Hall in Lexington, Kentucky.
New York band Islander continue their modern twist on the nu-metal/alt with their latest album Power Under Control. Read our thoughts on these highly-rated New Yorkers newest work here…
Finishing up their current tour with Papa Roach and Seether, we met up with Mikey and J.R. on February 5th, 2015 in San Francisco, CA after their set at The Warfield.
On February 5th, Islander proved to the waiting fans at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA why they were booked to open for Papa Roach and Seether. They are a must-see performance!
I recently sat down with guitarist Andrew Murphy, of the metal act Islander, to discuss the one piece of gear he just can’t live without; the piece of gear that gives the band their signature sound as found on their latest album, Violence & Destruction (released July 8, 2014 on Victory Records). Here is how the conversation went.
Islander have released the single from one of Revolver’s “Most Anticipated Albums of 2014”, Violence & Destruction. The single, “Coconut Dracula”, showcases Islander’s flawless integration of alt-rock stylings and blasts of melodic intensity, providing the scene with a much-needed breath of creativity and dynamism.
Freshly signed to Victory Records, Greenville quartet Islander owe a lot to a certain alt-metal mob if the four tracks on their debut EP are any indication. Deftones comparisons aside though, there are moments littered throughout the EP where Rage Against The Machine similarities rear their head while the appearance of Bad Brains legend H.R. on “Lucky Rabbit” is the icing on this slice of alt-metal/rap-rock/agro metal cake.