5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#6)

1. Midnight Blackout

A post hardcore/math rock band from France. For fans of Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, etc. You can listen to their debut EP, Hangover, on Spotify or YouTube. For a taste of what you can expect, check out “Lorenzo.”

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2. Amerakin Overdose

AOD is a mix of industrial, hard rock, metal, and even a bit of pop. They hail from Oregon. For fans of Nine Inch Nails, Mushroomhead, Static-X, etc. Amerakin Overdose will be hitting the road for a summer tour, kicking off June 29th. Here is my favorite song from them, “Letting Go.”

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3. Advocates

A hard rock/metal/post hardcore band from Australia. For fans of early Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, etc. Check out “Destructive Tendencies” from 2016’s The Complex Truth.

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4. Values

A melodic metal/hardcore band from the UK. For fans of early Asking Alexandria, Mastodon, Beartooth, etc. Listen to the latest single, “Hopeless,” below!

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5. Marquis of Vaudeville

A truly unique band from Dallas. Best described as alternative/carnivalesque rock/psychedelic punk cabaret. I don’t know how to do a “for fans of,” but perhaps I can say if you liked the music from The Devil’s Carnival, or just Emilie Autumn, you’ll like Marquis of Vaudeville. I’m sharing the first song I listened to, and I highly encourage you to check out more.

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Weekly Focus: Goon Moon, Day One

Goon Moon — “No Umbrellas,” from the mini album I Got a Brand New Egg Layin’ Machine (2005).

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following

I decided to start doing this once a week. I am following so many bands/artists on my various social media, and I think y’all should be too! Also, if you have recommendations of your own, feel free to comment!

1. Skellington

A metal band from Sweden, Skellington is currently working on new music. You can hear all of their music on Spotify, but to make your lives easier:

Check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

2. Devils Envy

I shared their most recent single, “Psycho,” not too long ago. Devils Envy is a kick-ass rock band from Orlando, Florida. Here is the video for “Look At Me Now.”

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3. Evestus

Evestus is an industrial rock/nu-goth/dark grunge band from Estonia. You can search for them on Spotify or just listen to this:

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4. 9Electric

9Electric is an electronic hard rock band from Los Angeles, California. Front man Ron Underwood was formerly in the band Opiate for the Masses.

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5. Throne of Eden

I’ve gotta share at least one band from my home state of Alabama. Throne of Eden is a rock band, for fans of Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, etc. Their debut album, The Final Days, is now available on Spotify, iTunes, and the like.

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Weekly Focus: Powerman 5000, Day Seven

Powerman 5000 — “We Want It All,” from the album Builders of the Future (2014).

Weekly Focus: Powerman 5000, Day Six

Powerman 5000 — “Space Oddity,” from the album Copies, Clones, and Replicants (2011).

Weekly Focus: Powerman 5000, Day Five

Powerman 5000 — “Show Me What You’ve Got,” from the album Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere (2009).

Weekly Focus: Powerman 5000, Day Two

Powerman 5000 — “Bombshell,” from the album Anyone For Doomsday? (2001)

Weekly Focus: Powerman 5000, Day One

Powerman 5000 — “Supernova Goes Pop,” from the album Tonight the Stars Revolt! (1999)

Album of the Week: Powerman 5000’s Tonight the Stars Revolt!

I can remember being at CD Exchange when they still had portable CD players set up so customers could sample albums. I decided to give Tonight the Stars Revolt! a shot after reading about PM5K in a magazine. I loved it, and that led to me being quite the Powerman 5000 fan for a while.