The last record was just kind of like, ďThis is what this is about.Ē I feel like if youíre a fan of the band and follow our records, you know that Iíve always harped on the same subject and Iím not embarrassed or ashamed of that. Iím gonna write about what I wanna write about and I didn't want to be like, ďOK, now that Iíve been writing about this I have to keep writing about it.Ē So I let myself feel out the songs; I wanted to touch on certain topics, but maybe not so specific as, say, mortality. Thereís definitely been topics that are the same for most of the songs but itís also a different take on...
"The song is about an internal battle and feeling like everything is crashing down on you, it's raining down on you, drowning you," says singer Austin Carlile, who calls Feels Like Forever his favorite song on the band's latest album, Restoring Force. "It's a song that we want to empower people to know that everybody goes through storms, everybody goes through trials and tribulations. It's the focus of how to get out of it, how to better yourself from it, how to learn from it so it doesn't happen again. Then, if it does happen again, you know exactly how to handle it."
The members of GWAR are paying tribute to [Dave] Brockie the only way they know how: a killer rock show. Filled with monsters, metal and mayhem, it's exactly what he would have wanted. If you have the chance, support GWAR, the Slave Pit and Brockie's legacy by attending this tour. There's never a dull moment at a GWAR show - an understatement if there ever was one - but this one feels particularly special.
Holy Pinto is about to embark on a tour with Chris Farren of Fake Problems. Dates are in the replies, along with an exclusive live video of the band performing "Congratulations" from their Brunswick Mill EP.
Lost Like Lions is a new pop-rock band from New York just gearing up to release their debut EP The Way of the World. Today we're premiering the album's closing track, "Peace at Hand," featuring AJ Perdomo of The Dangerous Summer - band who's not a poor reference point for Lost Like Lions' sound, actually. Check it out in the replies.
We recently interviewed Hozier about his No. 2 selling debut album and Saturday Night Live performance. Check it out here.
I was trying to look at the more natural parts of being a person. How sad that can sometimes be, how limited you are and how lost you can be, but also how there is a joy and a wonder in that, too. Youíre born alone and you die alone, but youíre alone together with other people.
Copperlily (side project of Tim Skipper from House of Heroes) has announced their full-length self-titled debut will be released March 2015. Pre-orders are available here, which include an immediate download of a three song EP with two songs from the album and a b-side. The EP is also available now on iTunes.
In the release announcing the AMP, Pandora says the platform will offer data about each song (including the total number of plays and the number of thumbs up), as well as the number of fans who have created a station for each artist, plus geographic and demographic breakdowns of their listeners.
La Bella Charade spent the summer recording their second EP of the year called Born To Crawl, which releases on October 31st. We are streaming the whole thing a week early. Check it out in the replies if you're a fan of pop-punk.
Kent, England based duo Slaves (no, not the Jonny Craig lot) performed their new single "HEY" last night on Later Live...with Jools Holland. The episode featured a line up consisting of Interpol, U2, Zola Jesus, Sam Smith and more but the newest band on the bill absolutely tore it up. Head to the replies to watch the performance. They are also about to head out on tour with Jamie T across the UK.
It is with heavy hearts that today we announce the departure of Ryland & Alex from Cobra Starship. Below you will find a letter from them explaining their reasons. Although we were bummed when they first told us, Nate, Victoria and I love Cobras too much to not move forward. Not only because of what this band means to us, but also because of what Cobras stands for: To never give up, to never say die. And though Alex & Ryland will no longer be a part of the band, they will always be a part of the crew and will always be like family to us, and hopefully to you.
Stream a new Sullivan song called "Whatís Good For The King" at Alt Press. Heavy Is The Head releases December 9th via Spartan Records - you can pre-order it.
01. You Don't Mean It
02. Where The Pavement Meets The Road
04. What's Good For The King
05. The Other Side
07. Melanoma Lullaby
08. Higher Ground
11. Playing With Fire