5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#21)

1. Kempo Slice

Hip hop/alternative from Alabama. For fans of Eminem, Three 6 Mafia, Logic, etc. Kempo recently released Kempin’ Ain’t Easy (download available here), and he has been hinting that new music is on the way! Check out “Gumptown Blues,” which features Mike Bama, and “They Say.”

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2. Shallow Side

Rock from Alabama. For fans of Default, Tantric, Theory of a Deadman, etc. Shallow Side released their Origins EP in July and are currently touring; you can visit their Facebook for dates. Since I’ve been a fan for a while, I am going to share two of my favorites from Shallow Side: “My Addiction” and “Out of Reach.”

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3. Firmament

Progressive/alternative rock from Ohio. For fans of The Mars Volta, Coheed & Cambria, A Perfect Circle, etc. Firmament’s first full-length album, Spirit of Place, is available on such outlets as Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play. Hear “Bilateral” and “As One Watches the Rain” now!

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4. YOU!

Alternative rock/”gunk” from London. For fans of Blur, Green Day, Radiohead, etc. YOU! is booking shows and have upcoming dates in Warwickshire and Camden. Visit their official site for a full list and updates from the band. YOU! shared their first official music video for a track entitled “Selfish” back in June. Listen to it and “A Bird’s Prey” below.

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5. State of Illusion

Rock music from South Carolina. For fans of Breaking Benjamin, 10 Years, Cold, etc. State of Illusion will be playing the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, which takes place Labor Day weekend. Their album Aphelion is available through the official page and most digital retailers. Check out “Blind” and “Find Yourself.”

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New Music (8/13 — 8/19)

Master Charger: “One For Sorrow”

Boston Manor: “Bad Machine”

The Brew: “Seven Days Too Long”

From Ashes to New: “Broken”

TrueHeights: “No Tomorrow”

Morne: “Scorn”

Wolfheart: “Breakwater”

I Hate Heroes: “Light the Way”

Spinn: “Shallow”

Thrice: “Only Us”

Steve Perry: “No Erasin'”

New Found Glory: “Barbed Wire”

Household: “Give Me Time”

Modern Mimes: “Stare”

Coheed & Cambria: “The Gutter”

Skynd: “Richard Ramirez”

Disturbed: “Are You Ready”

Romance & Rebellion: “Put Me Out of My Misery”

DORO: “It Cuts So Deep”

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators: “Mind Your Manners”

Mushroomhead: “Devils Be Damned”

Images of Eden: “Harvest Day”

Beyond Unbroken: “Memories”

Future Fires: “Midnight Sky”

Gama Bomb: “666teen”

Sixgun Renegades: “My Way or the Highway”

Grave Digger: “Zombie Dance”

New Coheed & Cambria Album This October

Coheed & Cambria announced that their new record, The Unheavenly Creatures, will be released October 5th. This album will continue the band’s The Amory Wars concept.

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The first single off The Unheavenly Creatures was released a couple of weeks ago. Check out “The Dark Sentencer.”

Coheed & Cambria will be on tour with Taking Back Sunday in July and August. Dates can be found at the above link.

New Music (5/28 — 6/3)

Sisters Doll: “Strutt”

Asking Alexandria: “Someone, Somewhere” (Acoustic)

Wayward Sons: “Don’t Wanna Go”

Kamelot: “Amnesiac”

Gwenmarie White: “Skjemt Blod” (Bad Blood)

BrokenRail: “Ghosts of Tomorrow”

Trophy Eyes: “You Can Count On Me”

Halestorm: “Uncomfortable”

Veld: “Hatred Forever Dispersed”

Coheed & Cambria: “The Dark Sentencer”

Good Charlotte: “Actual Pain”

Bad Wolves: “Change (In the House of Flies)”

Slightly Stoopid ft. Chali 2na: “Higher Now”

Tremonti: “As the Silence Becomes Me”

Jesus Piece: “Curse of the Serpent”

Bury Tomorrow: “Knife of Gold”

Kataklysm: “Outsider”

Leprous: “Golden Prayers”

Hollywood Undead: “Gotta Let Go”

Atrocity: “Bloodshed and Triumph”

The 1975: “Give Yourself a Try”

Chelsea Grin: “Hostage”

Bad Wolves: “Remember When”

Fit For a King: “Tower of Pain”

Gorillaz: “Humility”

Mayday Parade: “It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated By Bolts Of Lightning”

At Most Fear ft. Fronzilla: “Wicked”

Playlist Challenge, Day 21

Coheed & Cambria — “Always and Never”

Weekly Focus: Coheed & Cambria, Day Six

My favorite Coheed song ❤

Coheed & Cambria — “Ten Speed (Of God’s Blood and Burial),” from the album Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One (2005).