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EDGE OF PARADiSE - ALiVE
We figured we'd kick this edition of our show off with a winner. The new release from EDGE OF PARADISE is now the number one rock and metal release on AMAZON. In ddition to that they are one of the bands who made the cover of the latest edition fo ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE and are also ROCKWIRED.COM's ARTIST OF THE MONTH. The stars have aligned for these guys and it will be exciting to see where they take their brand of industrial metal from here.
MiKE HORNBUCKLE - BABY ROCK
In his hometown of Denver, MICHAEL HORNBUCKLE has the built a reputation for being a fierce blues rock artist and while his latest reelease REPO MAN serves up the very blues sound that has given him some reknown, it is al filled with the very rock n soul grooves that have made men like PAUL RODGERS the rock n roll titans that they are. The single BABY ROCK is a swampy rocker that gets down dirty and mean.
LUCID FLY - ViSiONS OF GRANDEUR
It's hard to tell where the heavier punk rock influences end and the progressive rock ones begin for this band but the results are captivating. Their new album BUILDING CASTLES IN AIR is indeed an ambitious album both sonically and artistically and the single VISIONS OF GRANDEUR delivers on both fronts.
CONSTANT HARMONY - EAT THE RICH
It's not often that we look to our own backyard for inspiration but the Albuquerque-based band of siblings CONSTANT HARMONY embody the very rock n roll spirit that made rock n roll exciting in the first place as you can hear on their single EAT THE RICH from their new EP PHONOLOGICAL ASSIMILATION.
MAYVE - CRUEL INTENTIONS
In my interview with MAYVE's front man NICK MICHELINE, I probably should've asked what the draw was for him to create this melodic synth sound that brings to mind a giddy sense of familiarity for a guy my age but why look a gift horse in the mouth? MAYVE's new EP MOTION proudly shows what these electro-pop torch-bearers are capable of in the studio with such ambitious tracks as 1924 and the pulsating CRUEL INTENTIONS. With all of the embrace of synths and guitars, don't expect mere nostalgia on this fine release.
DiSTRiCT AVENUE - REViVAL
Their new album EPOCH is a thick slice of active rock heaven recorded at IGUANA STUDIOS and produced by VICTOR BRANCO. The albums first single - the aptly titled REVIVAL - sums up the band's musical agenda - blistering rock n roll with a sense of uplift. And don't get us started on the single's amazing CGI music video painstakingly directed by JAY MARKS.
DAPHNE WiLLiS - FREAKS LiKE ME
The title track of singer-songwriter DAPHNE WILLIS' forthcoming EP FREAK LIKES ME is built on a steady and confident soulful groove and WILLIS' vocal strut above the groove playfully and knowingly. Not only is this song effortlessly catchy, it serves as almost a response to the political upheaval that has taken place since you-know-who has assumed the highest of this Nation. It's practically a rallying call for those living on the outskirts who either go unnoticed or don't get noticed enough. Of course this is only a guess on our part. It could mean something else entirely but our interpretation has led us to believe that WILLIS' FREAKS LIKE ME is one of the most satisfying listens that we've come across so far this year.
RACE TO NEPTUNE - iRON SATiRE
our fondness for the band is due to the release of their gritty debut opus OH CONTRAIRE and coming from folk who favor big riffs, interesting chord changes and rhythms that change at a moments notice, we can safely say this is one of our favorite releases in this turbulent new year. It's hard to believe that this is only a debut and that speaks volumes of the musicality of this band.
BLOOD OF ANGELS - ODiN'S WRATH
BLOOD OF ANGELS is a project that is determined to make heavy metal music the epic thing that it once was. We can hear and practically see the formation of something big on the band's debut EP RISE OF THE FALLEN GODS and the first single ODIN'S WRATH gives the band that glorious introduction that's going to have folks thinking and feeling that there is a new band out there that will propel heavy metal to the epic heights once again.
MAMMOTH SEED - YEAH MAMA
The Hamilton, Ontario-based band has something and it's some where in between very heavy, ZEPPELIN -esque riffs and intensely moody progresions and lyrics. THe band serves it all up proper on their single YEAH MAMA from their self-titled debut EP.
SiGNALS OF BEDLAM - MASS APPEAL
You can look forward to seeing this band in the pages of the May edition of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE. Hell there might even be space on the cover but this band's mesmerizing and immediate take on progressive metal is a sound that needs to get out there. You can hear it all on their single MASS APPEAL.
REMADA - A BETTER TOMORROW
REMADA began a solo project for MATT DANIELS. It actauly began as a hip-hop project and slowly but surely turned into a band effort that had adopted more of active rock approach to music. But labels are unimportant when you've got something as good as their new A BETTER TOMORROW. In these TRUMP years it's something that we're all hoping for.
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