Category Archives: Interviews

Conveyer Vocalist Danny Adams Explains New Record ‘No Future’

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Melodic hardcore band Conveyer have just dropped their new record No Future via Victory Records and vocalist Danny Adams thinks it’s the most unique record the band have put out to date. So what separates this record from their previous releases? For one, the DIY band worked with a producer for the first time in their music career and it changed how they approach making records.

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American Standards Get Extremely Personal With New Record ‘Anti-Melody’

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American Standards usually center their records around social commentary, and while there is still a healthy amount of that on the Arizona band’s new record Anti-Melody, they’ve also endeavored to try something completely new for them. As tragedy after tragedy befell the band members during the writing process of this record, they realized that they couldn’t put out an honest album without being open about their personal experiences.

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Sharptooth Vocalist Lauren Kashan On The Fem Voices Hardcore Needs

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It’s rare to come across such a tough, charismatic woman fronting an incredibly heavy hardcore band. While Baltimore band Sharptooth and their vocalist Lauren Kashan are a wonderfully unique find, we have to stop and consider why that is. Sharptooth are almost entirely melody-free, bearing similarities to bands like Every Time I Die and Stray From The Path, and for some reason that comes as a surprise. When people hear “female-fronted band,” they often immediately think of Paramore or even one of the many metal bands out there that are led by chicks. But in hardcore, there is a strange absence of fem that Kashan wants filled.

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INTERVIEW: She Must Burn foray into fantasy with new record ‘Grimoire’

She Must Burn started gaining international attention after their self-titled EP was released in 2015. Since then they’ve gotten to do things that even long established bands would kill to do. They’ve shared the stage with the legendary bands Cradle of Filth, Carnifex, Fallujah and more. The UK band very recently released their debut full-length, Grimoire, and by the sound of the record and what bassist Frank Korsair has to say, it’s clear they are ready to dominate.

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Dangerkids Drummer Katie Cole Talks Band’s Reemergence, ‘Blacklist’

Anyone who fell in love with Dangerkids and their debut full-length Collapse has been waiting a long time for this. Finally, since the release of the Ohio band’s 2014 record three years ago, we have a sophomore album! The highly anticipated Blacklist brings Dangerkids back with renewed vigor and is certain to satisfy those who have been biting their fingers. Drummer Katie Cole is just as relieved that the record is finally out to the public and sheds some light on what the reason was for the delay.

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Ghost Key Vocalist Austin O’Brien Opens Up About Depression With New Record

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Fortunately, mental health issues like depression, anxiety and other mood disorders are getting more awareness. More people are opening up about their struggles and trying to get rid of the stigma that depression isn’t a serious clinical problem. Ghost Key vocalist Austin O’Brien is one of those people. With the band’s new record, If I Don’t Make It, coming out on February 17th via InVogue Records, he finally shares his own story.  

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TOP 10 “Twilight Zone” Episodes with Famous Last Words

The storytellers in Famous Last Words used their love of the classic sci-fi TV show “The Twilight Zone” to help guide the writing of their latest record, The Incubus.  So naturally, we had to poke their brains about which episodes of the iconic series made the most impact on them.  Check out vocalist JT Tollas’s top 10 picks below!  Do you see a correlation between these and The Incubus?

Do you remember and love “The Twilight Zone” too?  Let us know what your favorite moments are in the comments!

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Knocked Loose Vocalist Bryan Garris Discusses Band’s Notorious Live Show, ‘Laugh Tracks’ & More

A Knocked Loose show isn’t the kind of event you enter into lightly. The Kentucky-based hardcore band have quickly become infamous in the scene for bringing out the rowdiest and most brutal crowds. After the release of their first EP Pop Culture and their recent full-length Laugh Tracks, everyone knows by now that if you go into a KL pit you should expect to get K.O.’d.

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‘Chopped’ Chef Chris Santos Forges Path In Metal

chris-santos“The first thing that comes to mind is how un-metal this background music is,” chef, restauranteur, and metal label founder Chris Santos starts. We’re sitting with him in the curtained off gold lounge in the basement of Vandal, a Bowery must-visit restaurant for the hungry art lover, as Justin Timberlake plays over the PA.  

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HALLOWEEN FEATURE: My Enemies & I Reveal Their Top 10 Horror Movies

My Enemies & I are the type of band that want to freak you the fuck out.  With Halloween creeping ever closer, we thought it would be fun to have the band that keeps a Ouija board at their merch table (attend a live show to get the details) tell us about their favorite horror movies of all time. Check out ME&I’s top 10 Halloween must-sees right here!

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