What I’m Listening To: Myles Kennedy

I’m addicted to all things related to Alter Bridge, in case you didn’t notice. Naturally, that means 2018 is going to be great for me. Myles Kennedy is finally releasing his first (technically second) solo album, entitled Year of the Tiger, in March; and Mark Tremonti’s other band will have a record out at some point next year.

Today, the title track from Myles’s album was released. It is very different from his work with both Alter Bridge and Slash. I love seeing another facet to this artist I admire so much! Check it out and feel free to leave a comment telling me your thoughts!

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New Music: Neon Coven

I know I’ve talked about Lynam on here, and I’m fairly certain I’ve mentioned Adler. But for those who aren’t familiar with either band, here’s what you need to know.

Lynam is a rock band from Birmingham, Alabama. The members include vocalist/guitarist Jacob Bunton, drummer David Lynam, and bassist Mark Dzier. They are heavily influenced by the 80’s glam rock scene (Poison, Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N’ Roses, etc.) Which is why it was a big deal when, back around 2011, Jacob joined forces with former GNR drummer Steven Adler.

Along with Jacob and Steven, guitarist Lonny Paul and bassist Johnny Martin became a band known as “Adler.” In 2012, they released the full-length Back From the Dead (and Lonny became a member of Lynam). Unfortunately, Steven ended up back in rehab. I don’t know what happened once he was out, just that Adler has done nothing since.

Anyway, fast-forward to the present. Jacob has been writing and producing (and relocating to) Los Angeles. He has since put together another band: Neon Coven.

I was surprised to discover that Jacob is not the front man in Neon Coven. A mix of electronica and rock, I find that his new endeavor is quite different from Lynam and Adler. Why don’t you see for yourself? This is their song “No One Knows You’re Dead” from the recently released EP, Risen.

 

New Music: Almost Kings

Almost Kings is releasing a new album, entitled Forever This Time, on August 25th. To start with, only physical copies will be available, at shows and for order online. You can preorder the album and immediately receive two free tracks.

You can purchase the record digitally starting September 15th.

(Note: “5 Foot Hurricane, V2.0” will only be available on the physical copies.)

In other AK news, the guys will be playing a pre-game concert for the Atlanta Falcons on October 1st at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Rise Up!

And here is the first single from Forever This Time, “Envy and Enemies.”

Avenged Sevenfold to Release New Album…Tomorrow

I’m not going to write some long-winded announcement about this, but it was confirmed today that Avenged Sevenfold’s new album, entitled The Stage, will hit stores tomorrow (October 28th). This is a rather abrupt change, considering I had read that the record wouldn’t be out until early December.

Tonight, Avenged will be streaming live from Hollywood. You can watch it here, or via VRTGO or on Avenged’s official website.

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New Music: Avenged Sevenfold’s “The Stage”

Well, this has been a great week! Alter Bridge dropped their latest album, The Last Hero, this past Friday and now, six days later, Avenged Sevenfold’s new single has been released.

As I’m sure many of you know, it has been a hectic three years for Avenged. Following the release of Hail to the King, they did a lot of touring, then there were legal issues with their record label and the band parted ways with drummer Arin Ilejay.

Now, however, they are back! With former Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman taking over for Arin, and the legal troubles seemingly settled, Avenged Sevenfold can give us what they’ve been working on.

I have only listened to “The Stage” once. My initial response is that the track is brilliant musically, but I’m not crazy about Matt’s vocals. I’m sure it will grow on me, though. Stuff from Avenged usually does. Lol.

Check it out and let me know what you think!