Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 49)

The Relentless: “Save a Prayer” (Duran Duran cover)

The Fugees: “Killing Me Softly” (Lori Lieberman cover)

Nirvana: “The Man Who Sold the World” (David Bowie cover)

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#17)

1. Devil in Disguise

Hard rock/metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. For fans of Avatar, Avenged Sevenfold, early Stonesour, etc. Devil in Disguise released their debut album, Welcome to Hell, earlier this month. Check out the first single — “Sick Of You.” And I have it from a very reliable source that the next single and video will be out soon!

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2. Dark Summer

Hard rock from Florida. For fans of Three Days Grace, I Prevail, Crown the Empire, etc. Dark Summer has a show at House of Blues in Orlando on August 25th. Their latest album, Full Circle, is available now. Dark Summer has also been entered in the neXt2rock contest, hosted by 95.9 Rock in Melbourne. Visit their Facebook for more info. Here are “Push” and their cover of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.”

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3. Black Water Rising

Rock/metal from New York. For fans of Black Label Society, Theory of a Deadman, Shaman’s Harvest, etc. Black Water Rising has a few shows on the horizon. Their newest album, Electrified, was released in late 2017 and is available in both digital and physical formats. Listen to “Brother Go On” and “Dance With the Devil.”

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4. A Few Memories

Electronic/industrial music from Paraguay. For fans of Orgy, Dope Stars Inc., Mindless Self Indulgence, etc. You can check out A Few Memories’ full discography via bandcamp. Below are two songs from their latest EP, Llamando a Venus: “Espejismo de Escape” and “Mundo Enfermizo.”

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5. Silent Echoes

Hard rock from Florida. For fans of Beartooth, The Amity Affliction, solo Ben Bruce, etc. Silent Echoes have some upcoming shows, which you can find on their Facebook. Their debut EP, Getting Through, is available on digital platforms such as iTunes. The new album, Lullabies, is coming soon! Hear the title track now!

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Let’s Talk Covers (Asking Alexandria Edition)

I know I’ve been posting about Asking Alexandria a lot lately — and here’s another one!

But seriously. I stumbled across the video of them covering Ed Sheeran and it made me wonder what other covers they had done. So here we are.

1. “Perfect” (Ed Sheeran cover)

2. “What I’ve Done” (Linkin Park cover)

3. “Right Now” (Akon cover)

4. “Closer” (Nine Inch Nails cover)

5. “Duality” (Slipknot cover)

There are several more. Hop on over to YouTube and check them out. You won’t regret it.

Asking Alexandria Release Video of “Someone, Somewhere” (Acoustic) in Honor of Memorial Day

I saw Asking Alexandria perform “Someone, Somewhere” acoustically in Birmingham last month, and it was a beautiful and moving tribute. To release a new video, featuring footage of the band performing for the troops, is a wonderful way to honor those in the military on this day of remembrance.

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“In remembrance on Memorial Day, we’re excited to release a new acoustic version of ‘Someone, Somewhere.’ We hope our friends, families and fans around the globe will join us in thanking the incredible servicemen and women around the world that dedicate their lives to keeping us all safe and free from harm. This is for you. We thank you!”

Album of the Week: Asking Alexandria’s Stand Up and Scream

“Final Episode (Let’s Change the Channel)” and “Not the American Average” are enough reason for me to choose Stand Up and Scream as my album of the week… And that’s before adding in “A Candlelit Dinner with Inamorta” and “A Single Moment of Sincerity.” ❤

Weekly Focus: The Relentless, Day Seven

The Relentless — “Save a Prayer,” from the American Satan soundtrack (2017).

Weekly Focus: The Relentless, Day Six

The Relentless — “Hell Is For Children,” from the American Satan soundtrack (2017).

Weekly Focus: The Relentless, Day Five

My second favorite song from the movie ❤

The Relentless — “Forgive Me Mother,” from the American Satan soundtrack (2017).

Weekly Focus: The Relentless, Day Four

The Relentless — “We Lose Control,” from the American Satan soundtrack (2017).

Weekly Focus: The Relentless, Day Three

The Relentless — “Cadence of My Heart,” from the American Satan soundtrack (2017).