New Music (10/21 — 10/27)

And I’m back!

Lindemann: “Ich weiß es nicht”

Bring Me The Horizon: “in the dark”

Fame on Fire: “Ransom”

Krewella: “Ghost”

The Devil Wears Prada: “Chemical”

Tom Keifer: “Waiting on the Demons”

Blutengel: “Damokles”

Selena Gomez: “Lose You To Love Me”

I Built The Sky: “Light Pillars”

Before The Silence: “Gravity Falls”

Davey Suicide: “Rock Ain’t Dead”

Victorius: “Super Sonic Samurai”

Written By Wolves: “As Long As It Takes”

Bad Wolves: “Killing Me Slowly”

Our Hollow, Our Home: “Burn It//Bury It”

Outloved: “Dying To Leave”

Spoil Engine ft. Jeff Walker: “The Hallow”

Dawn Of Disease: “Where The Clouds Reach The Ground”

Locket: “Hunnie”

Life Awaits ft. Akin: “Everlast”

Wolfmother ft. Chris Cester: “Chase The Feeling”

Simple Creatures: “One Little Lie”

DK-Zero: “Boom Boom”

Miscreant: “Out Of Place”

Soilwork: “Feverish”

MONO INC.: “The Book of Fire”

Make Way For Man: “Strangers”

Groovenom: “Faust”

Dream State: “Twenty Letters”

Violent New Breed: “Crazy”

New Music (9/16 — 9/22)

Omnium Gatherum: “Chaospace”

Cold: “Without You”

Citizen Soldier: “Weight of the World”

Ambleside: “Still Life”

Mass Worship: “Celestial”

Fever 333: “Animal”

In Flames: “Follow Me”

In Motive: “Subtle Mistakes”

Your Life & Mine: “Runaway”

Like Moths To Flames: “All That You Lost”

Devin Townsend: “Why?”

A Killer’s Confession: “Numb”

Spite: “The Offering”

Kublai Khan: “The Truest Love”

Bayside: “Interrobang”

The Darkness: “Heart Explodes”

Avatarium: “Rubicon”

Leprous: “Alleviate”

Danko Jones: “Fists Up High”

Strigoi: “Phantoms”

Jeremy Camp: “Only You Can”

Tauren Wells: “Miracle”

Our Last Night: “The Beaten Path”

New Years Day: “Come For Me”

Jake Miller: “Could Have Been You”

Stand Atlantic: “Hate Me (Sometimes)”

Amber Run: “What Could Be as Lonely as Love”

Crystal Viper: “Still Alive”

Davey Suicide ft. Telle Smith: “Medicate Me”

Blasterjaxx: “Blackout”

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#10)

I can’t believe this is the tenth installment! Thank you to the fans and the bands for the response!

1. American Grim

Rock band from New Jersey. For fans of The Murderdolls, Marilyn Manson, etc. American Grim is currently on the Beauty and the Beast Tour with Hail Sagan. Check out “Freakshow,” from the album of the same name, and “Burn Hollywood.”

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2. Davey Suicide

Goth rock from California. For fans of Wednesday 13, Deadstar Assembly, Dope, etc. Davey Suicide will be touring this winter in support of their latest record, Made From Fire. Here is the third single, “No Angel,” along with my favorite Davey Suicide song, “Hustler Queen.”

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3. Throw the Fight

A rock/metal/alternative band from Minnesota. For fans of Thrice, early Black Veil Brides, Nonpoint, etc. Throw the Fight is playing the Music Fights Back Festival in Wisconsin on June 23rd. Listen to “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Bury Me Alive.”

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4. TrueHeights

An alternative rock band from the UK. For fans of You Me At Six, 30 Seconds to Mars, I Prevail, etc. TrueHeights just released their second EP, Days We Found, in April. Here are the tracks “Exit Route” and “Still Moving Colour.”

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5. Bitch Queens

A punk rock band from Switzerland. For fans of Turbonegro, The Stooges, the Ramones, etc. Bitch Queens will be playing Marina Basel in July, then they’re heading to the UK in September. Enjoy their latest single, “Techno is Dead,” featuring David Baguetta!

And “Anti-Social,” the first song by Bitch Queens I heard:

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RIP Ben Graves

I can’t believe I’m writing another one of these…

Ben Graves (Murderdolls, Dope, Pretty Boy Floyd, Davey Suicide) passed away on Wednesday, May 9th. His fiancée Lydia posted this on Facebook:

“This is incredibly hard for me to write this, but I know it is necessary because Ben has so many friends and fans.

Most of you don’t know that Ben has been battling cancer for the last 11 months. It was his decision to keep his health very quiet.

Ben passed away today, May 9th 2018, from complications due to his cancer. His diagnosis was grim but he fought a long and hard battle to try and beat it and overcome the odds. Some battles can’t be won no matter how hard you try.

Please respect me, his family and close friends while we grieve. Even though we knew it was eventually coming, the complication was sudden and very unexpected.

It’s devastating to lose someone you love more than yourself. My heart is broken, my heart died with him.

We will be taking him home to Massachusetts. I will organize a memorial for Ben’s LA friends, details to follow.”

Guys…I am at a loss. I’ve been a fan of Ben’s since 2002, when my best friend played me “Love at First Fright” by the Murderdolls (her discovery based on the fact that Joey Jordison was their guitarist).

Fuck cancer.