Top 5: Songs About Vampires

Happy Halloween!!!!

Have you ever stopped to think about how many artists have written about vampires over the years? I’m sure there’s a case to be made for other supernatural creatures, but vampires are my favorite, so I’m gonna feature them.

Note: This list is in no particular order and doesn’t even begin to skim the surface of its subject matter.

1. Die Krupps: “The Vampire Strikes Back”

Fun fact – This track was listed as a Rammstein song entitled “Vampire” years ago, and many people still believe it’s them.

2. Type O Negative: “Suspended In Dusk”

3. Atreyu: “The Crimson”

How could I not include Atreyu? They did an entire album centered around vampires!

4. David Draiman: “Forsaken”

This may be my favorite on the list. David Draiman’s voice is so ridiculously sexy, and he fits the whole eerie vampy vibe very well.

5. Blutengel: “Vampire”

New Music (8/19 — 8/25)

Eclipse: “Viva La Victoria”

Alter Bridge: “Take The Crown”

The Defiants: “U X’D My Heart”

Bad Wolves: “I’ll Be There”

Insomnium: “Valediction”

Opeth: “Dignity”

The HU: “The Great Chinggis Khaan”

Atreyu: “Generation”

Angels & Airwaves: “Rebel Girl”

Dream State: “Open Windows”

Call Me Karizma: “Bleach”

Alcest: “Protection”

Sonata Arctica: “Cold”

Jinjer: “Judgement (& Punishment)”

Waterparks: “Dream Boy”

Visions Of Atlantis: “Nothing Lasts Forever”

In Mourning: “Black Storm”

Killswitch Engage ft. Howard Jones: “The Signal Fire”

Depeche Mode: “Goodnight Lovers”

Bayside: “Prayers”

Black Stone Cherry: “Me and the Devil Blues”

Signs of the Swarm: “Tempting Death”

Exhorder: “Hallowed Sound”

gabriel black with phem: “Dead Yet”

Cold: “The Devil We Know”

Enter Shikari: “Stop the Clocks”

Joywave: “Obsession”

Uneven Structure: “Outlaw”

Greyson Chance: “white roses”

Incubus: “Into The Summer”

New Music (6/17 — 6/23)

Sum 41: “Never There”

Sacred Reich: “Awakening”

Sleeping With Sirens: “Leave It All Behind”

Crown The Empire: “MZRY”

Chelsea Wolfe: “The Mother Road”

Seventh Wonder: “Victorious” (Acoustic)

Blacktop Mojo: “Can’t Sleep”

Set It Off: “Hourglass”

August Burns Red: “Mariana’s Trench”

Atreyu: “House of Gold”

Gravemind: “Phantom Pain”

Foster The People: “Imagination”

Maggie Lindemann ft. Travis Barker: “Friends Go”

Fame On Fire: “Over It”

Chad Brownlee: “The Way You Roll”

The Unguided: “Seth”

Entombed A.D.: “Torment Remains”

Sonata Arctica: “A Little Less Understanding”

Majesty: “We Are Legends”

Walk The Moon: “Eat Your Heart Out”

Stitched Up Heart: “Darkness”

Dead At Best: “Black Chandelier”

Spring In Coma: “Near”

Seasons For Change ft. Tobias Rische: “Erased”

Juliet Simms: “Bad Love”

Red Eleven: “Starry Eyes”

Danny Worsnop: “Ain’t Feeling Sorry”

Sleep Token: “The Night Does Not Belong To God”

Imogen Heap: “The Quiet”

Howie D: “The Me I’m Meant To Be”

Kevin McHale: “Younger”

Bad Omens: “Burning Out”

The Regrettes: “I Dare You”

Letters From Jett: “Best I Ever Had”

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#26)

1. Shallowpoint

Rock/metal from Tennessee. For fans of Devour the Day, Sevendust, Gemini Syndrome, etc. Shallowpoint has been recording new music and is booking shows (check out their official site for more). Here is the band’s latest lyric video, “Dislocate,” and for those with a heavier preference, check out “Fractured.”

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2. Landmvrks

Metal from France. For fans of early Bring Me The Horizon, Soilwork, Atreyu, etc. Landmvrks’ latest album, Fantasy, was released in November 2018 and they are currently touring to promote it. Listen to “Endless Paradox” and “Blistering.”

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3. Saint Slumber

Indie rock/alternative pop “forged in the suburban sprawl between Philadelphia and NYC.” For fans of The Chainsmokers, The 1975, twenty one pilots, etc. Saint Slumber will begin their new record cycle this spring and have been reworking their live performance for the upcoming shows. I listened to quite a few tracks while writing this. My favorites (so far) are “Youth,” “Cool,” and “Human.”

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4. Wild Root

Soul music with a rock interpretation (hard soul) from Florida. For fans of Steely Dan, Government Mule, Dave Matthews Band, etc. Wild Root is playing shows all over Florida, bringing their particular brand of bluesy, soul-touching rock with them. Kick off your Wild Root education with “More Than I Can See” and “Jungle.”

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5. All the Colours

Alternative rock from Australia. For fans of Beck, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, etc. All the Colours is set to release their third album this year! Here is ATC’s latest single, “You Know, I Don’t,” and this track from 2015, “So High.”

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Tour Announcements From Alice Cooper, Nita Strauss, Atreyu, and More!

2019 is shaping up to be quite a year for live music — and it’s only March! I’m sure I will be sharing more tour announcements in the coming weeks, but for now, here are a few that piqued my interest.

Alice Cooper w/Halestorm and Motionless in White

The nineteen city tour kicks off July 17th in Allentown, PA. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 8th!!!! For a full list of dates and ticket info, visit any of the bands’ official sites.

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Atreyu, Motionless in White, and Wilson

Speaking of Motionless in White, the Scranton, PA natives will be hitting the road with Atreyu and Wilson, starting April 15th.

Nita Strauss

Nita Strauss, guitarist for Alice Cooper, is hitting the road solo. She will be offering support for John 5 at the San Diego stop of his Invasion 2019 Tour. Her North American trek also includes a handful of dates with Fozzy and Paul Gilbert. Nita’s tour kicks off April 10th in Hermosa Beach, California, and wraps up June 8th in Poughkeepsie, NY. Visit Loudwire for more!

The “ALT-IMATE” Tour ft. Live, Bush, and Our Lady Peace

This is the dream lineup for all you 90’s alternative rock lovers! The tour is in honor of the 25th anniversaries of both Live’s Throwing Copper and Bush’s Sixteen Stone. The tour begins June 6th in Mashantucket, CT, and ends September 8th in Rochester, MI. Tickets go on sale March 11th.

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#23)

Carousel Kings

Pop/punk from Pennsylvania. For fans of A Day to Remember, Simple Plan, New Found Glory, etc. Carousel Kings are currently in the studio working on a new record. For now, check out “Grey Goose” and “Bad Habit,” both from the album Charm City.

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2. Of Virtue

Melodic metal from Michigan. For fans of Slipknot, Atreyu, Sevendust, etc. Of Virtue will be busy touring for the remainder of 2018; their last show of the year will be December 8th at The Loft in Lansing, Michigan. Here are “Torn Apart” and “Ghost Town,” two of my personal favorites.

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3. Era 9

Self-proclaimed “trap rock” from Canada. For fans of In This Moment, Lacuna Coil, The Chainsmokers, Papa Roach, etc. Era 9 just released their newest video for “Black Widow (Tick Tock),” which can be found here. In addition, listen to “Hero” and “Scripture.”

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4. Eclipsica

Hard rock from California. For fans of Avenged Sevenfold, Bad Wolves, Danny Worsnop, etc. Eclipsica just released the video for “Reflections,” and their debut EP, Transcend, is available now!

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5. Boze

Rap/hip-hop from Georgia. For fans of G-Eazy, Eminem, NF, etc. Boze has finished recording his debut album, Donut Try This at Home, which will be released this fall. He will finish 2018 with his band Almost Kings, opening for Sevendust during their three day Home stint in Atlanta. Check out the first two singles from Boze, “Savagery” and “Loud.”

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New Music (9/24 — 9/30)

Dead Naked Hippies: “Rare”

Zardonic: “Revelation”

Joyous Wolf: “Slow Hand”

Tremonti: “Trust”

Minsk: “The Chalice and the Dagger”

Polyphia: “Yas”

The Brew: “Gin Soaked Loving Queen”

Red Sun Rising: “Stealing Life”

Atreyu: “The Time is Now”

Bayside: “Howard” (Acoustic)

Charming Liars: “Something Dark”

The Three Tremors: “When the Last Scream Fades”

Mad God: “I Created God”

InGhosts: “Gravity”

Riot V: “Caught in the Witch’s Eye”

Roxanne: “Super Bad”

Never Us ft. Matt Good: “Retrograde”

Coheed and Cambria: “Old Flames”

Black Stone Cherry: “Carry Me on Down the Road”

The Black Queen: “Your Move”

Hellions: “Smile”

P.O.D.: “Circles”

Amoriello ft. Vinny Appice: “Battle Song”

Monster Magnet: “When the Hammer Comes Down”

Fleet Foxes: “Isles”

Silverstein: “Aquamarine” (Acoustic)

Silverstein: “The Afterglow” (Acoustic)

Tenacious D: “Post-Apocalypto — Chapter 1 (Hope)”

Within Temptation ft. Jacoby Shaddix: “The Reckoning”

New Music (8/20 — 8/26)

Acres: “Medicine”

Animal Drive: “Goddamn Marathon”

Daughters: “The Reason They Hate Me”

Demons Sing of the End: “(Sure Look Great) Six Feet Under”

Divided Heaven: “Home for the Summer”

Mantar: “Taurus”

Revocation: “The Outer Ones”

Bring Me the Horizon: “Mantra”

L.A. Guns: “A Drop of Bleach”

Dragonlord: “Northlanders”

Waterparks: “Peach (Lobotomy)”

Sylar: “No Way”

Clutch: “In Walks Barbarella”

Radkey: “St. Elwood”

Skull Fist: “You Belong To Me”

Black Heart Saints: “Alive”

Junkyard Drive: “Way Too Long”

Atreyu: “In Our Wake”

Starkill: “Until We Fall”

Bridge to Breakdown: “Rain”

Circus of Power: “Princess of Mars”

Damn Dice: “This Time”

Brainstorm: “Ravenous Minds”