Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE released their new album, The Nexus, last week to great success! The album landed on the iTunes Metal chart at #1! Additionally, the band can reveal that they are positioned at an outstanding #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker chart, #36 on the Current Hard Music Albums Core Stores chart, and #61 on the Hard Music Albums chart. Only more greatness to come from AMARANTHE!
What do Clay Aiken, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LuPone and Dee Snider have in common? Not much, right? I mean they all sing. Oh, and they sing together on Dee Snider’s new album. Yeah, right, one of these things doesn’t belong. So lets start at the top. In case you have been in a “musical”coma (pun intended) since the 80′s, Dee is the frontman for Twisted Sister and he just
Wizard World is in full swing and the masses have come out for the event. Many vendors and artists have tables set up to sell their wares, and a few stand out above the rest. One such booth is Jay’s CD & Hobby. Coming all the way from Des Moines, IA for the event, Jay’s CD & Hobby is giving us a sampling of their comic compilation books, including
The first thing that stood out to me about this CD jumped out before I even got it into my player! The packaging is made from recyclable materials. The CD was held onto its clever case by a piece of cork too! I love it. All CD’s should come in this type of packaging. It’s magnificent! Down with plastic! Now to the actual music. This is Houston’s 7th studio
Hot Freak Nation’s debut record, Lifetime To Lifetime, is available now, released by the powerhouse team Trashy Creatures Records and Burger Records. Hot Freak Nation, led by Greg Roberson (Tiger High, Reigning Sound, Arthur Lee’s Love) and songwriting partner Don Main (The Late Show), is one of two studio projects, featuring Roberson and his fellow Tiger High members—Jake Vest, Toby Vest, and Greg Faison. Hot Freak Nation’s 13 song
BRIAN OLIVE’S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 8/22 Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog 8/23 Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar Room 8/24 Montreal, QC – La Divan Orange 8/25 Quebec City, QC – Le Circle 8/26 New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine 8/27 Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall 8/28 Boston, MA – O’Brien’s 8/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Gooski’s Bar 8/31 Louisville, KY – Zazoo’s [September West Coast Tour dates to be
Off the success of their critically acclaimed debut full length, The Asteroid Shop announces their follow up EP, Distant Luxury, available August 14th through Spectroscopic Records. The brainchild of Eric Brendo, The Asteroid Shop is made up of the explosively talented lineup of Austin-based musicians, Michael Kester (keys), Todd Pruner (guitar), Jonathan Konya (drums) and Mick Southerland (bass). Brendo takes The Asteroid Shop into a world full of elegance and
When I first popped the disc Neon Life by Dashboard Madonna into my CD player, I heard music smooth as butter on silk, but without the clean-up. With primarily soft and relaxed, though upbeat, vocals and instrumentals the album is easy to listen to—highly digestible and not unpleasant, but not what I expected, or wanted. While the female fronted group can sound sexy at times, especially on tracks like