New Music (8/26 — 9/1)

Dragonforce: “Heart Demolition”

coldrain: “The Side Effects”

Fit For An Autopsy: “The Sea of Tragic Beasts”

Rings Of Saturn: “The Husk”

blink-182: “Darkside”

Angels & Airwaves: “Kiss & Tell”

Cigarettes After Sex: “Heavenly”

Senses Fail: “Bastard Son”

Grayscale: “Baby Blue”

Super Whatevr: “better.”

Valiant Hearts ft. Philip Strand: “Wildfire”

Flying Colors: “You Are Not Alone”

Death Valley High vs. Chino Moreno: “Cavity – First Communion”

Crashdïet: “Rust”

Eskimo Callboy: “Hurricane”

Wind Rose: “Drunken Dwarves”

Betraying The Martyrs: “Down”

Angel Witch: “Don’t Turn Your Back”

Patty Gurdy: “Run”

Depeche Mode: “A Pain That I’m Used To”

Thousand Below: “Disassociate”

Blaze Bayley: “Eagle Spirit”

The Devil Wears Prada: “Lines Of Your Hands”

John Newman ft. Nina Nesbitt: “Without You”

Poets of the Fall: “My Dark Disquiet”

Beth Hart: “Bad Woman Blues”

Allan Rayman: “Pretty Please”

Amber Run: “The Darkness Has a Voice”

Vancouver Sleep Clinic: “Summer ’09”

James Blunt: “Cold”

New Music (7/1 — 7/7)

Flight Paths: “Erasing the Gray”

blink-182: “Happy Days”

Ed Sheeran ft. Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars: “Blow”

Landon Tewers: “Something To Lose”

The Contortionist: “Early Grave”

Shallowpoint: “Determined Angels”

Cultus Black: “You Make Me Sick”

Tori Lamour: “Crime Of The Century”

Attila: “Subhuman”

Wess Nyle: “I’m Sorry”

Nothgard: “Daemonium I”

Torche: “Admission”

Eclipse: “United”

Carnifex: “World War X”

BabyMetal ft. F. Hero: “Pa Pa Ya!

coldrain: “Coexist”

The Offering: “Ultraviolence”

Boys Like Girls: “The Soundtrack of My Summer”

Thy Art Is Murder: “Make America Hate Again”

Termina: “Lucid”

City State: “Crooked Walls”

Here At The End: “Come To Life”

Roseburg ft. Kellin Quinn: “RIP”

Pouya: “Mood Swing Misery”

New Music (5/6 — 5/12)

Belle Haven: “Forget Me”

blink-182: “Blame It On My Youth”

Volumes: “Until the End”

Emarosa: “Get Back Up”

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes: “Angel Wings”

Silversun Pickups: “Freakazoid”

Royal Bliss: “PAIN”

Poets of the Fall: “The Sweet Escape”

Danny Worsnop: “Ain’t Feelin’ Sorry”

Samael: “Hegemony”

Through Fire: “All Animal”

Bring Me The Horizon: “mother tongue”

Locket: “Out of Sight”

Alien Weaponry: “Ahi Ka”

Motionless In White: “Undead Ahead 2: The Tale of the Midnight Ride”

BabyMetal: “Elevator Girl

Beartooth: “Takeover”

Beartooth: “Messed Up”

The Absence: “Walking Shadows”

Cult of Luna: “The Silent Man”

WildHeart: “No Love”

Temple Of One: “Song Of Hope”

Violet Crime: “Heard You Like The Rolling Stones”

Druids: “Shivast”

Chloe ft. Nathan James: “Giving Up On You”

Carry The Crown: “Caught In The Middle”

Electric Radio Kings: “Jack Black Flower”

Crazy Lixx: “Silent Thunder”

Combichrist: “Understand”

(hed) p.e.: “Can I Rock?”

Black Earth: “Burn On The Flame”

Judah & the Lion: “Don’t Mess With My Mama”

Barns Courtney: “You and I”

Keep Your Head Up (A Playlist)

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about the songs that have helped me through hard times. I only included ten, but obviously there are so many more! With this in mind, I created a YouTube playlist.

Songs for Solace, Comfort, & Encouragement

Included are bands such as Linkin Park, Good Charlotte, Asking Alexandria, Alter Bridge, and Three Days Grace! Feel free to comment — here or on YouTube — with your own additions to the playlist!

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10 Songs to Help You Through Hard Times

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, as I haven’t been in the best place mentally or emotionally for the past month. Music is the only thing that makes sense anymore.

I know we all have those songs that make us feel good, but what about the ones that are like a balm to our bruised hearts/souls? My recent struggles have led me to a few discoveries, one of which surprised me very much.

Alter Bridge: “I Know It Hurts”

Myles Kennedy is the king of uplifting lyrics. I can name a track from each Alter Bridge album that could be on this list, but “I Know It Hurts” takes the spot because of one simple line: “Now is not forever.” Sometimes, that is the best thing to remember.

Alter Bridge: “All Ends Well”

I said Myles was the king, right? “If you believe in nothing else, just keep believing in yourself.”

Almost Kings: “Better Than This”

There are actually a couple of songs from these Georgia natives that I could have chosen. However, “Better Than This” immediately struck a chord in me. I understand it so much more now.

Asking Alexandria: “Alone in a Room”

I know, I know. I haven’t shut up about this band or this song, but the lyrics describe my mindset so accurately that it’s scary.

Linkin Park: “Heavy”

Honestly, isn’t it nice to know you’re not the only one? This song has brought me to tears more than once, especially following Chester’s death.

Asking Alexandria: “Under Denver”

“Just wait and see, just sit and breathe.”

Andy Black: “Put the Gun Down”

This was the one that surprised me. I hadn’t listened to Andy’s solo record, then I randomly decided to let it play on Amazon. I ended up with this song on repeat. I couldn’t have found it at a better moment.

Blink-182: “Adam’s Song”

Self-explanatory.

Fun: “Carry On”

“May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground. Carry on.”

Modest Mouse: “Float On”

My line has always been Don’t worry, even if things end up a bit too heavy. We’ll all float on alright.”