New Music (8/5 — 8/11)

Skynd: “Tyler Hadley”

Altona: “My Thoughts (Will Be The Death Of Me)”

Silent Theory: “Sticks and Stones”

Crashdïet: “In The Maze”

Sleeping With Sirens: “Agree To Disagree”

The Darkness: “Rock and Roll Deserves To Die”

HellYeah: “Perfect”

Soleil Moon: “Nothing Matters”

Erra: “Eye of God”

Gatecreeper: “Boiled Over”

From Sorrow To Serenity: “Resurgence”

Scarlet Rebels: “Part Of Me”

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me: “Social Climb”

Flight Paths: “Weathered & Broken”

Shangrila: “Fade Away”

Epica: “Kingdom Of Heaven”

Underoath: “Wake Me”

coldrain: “January 1st”

Winona Oak: “Break My Broken Heart”

As I Lay Dying: “Shaped By Fire”

The 69 Eyes: “Black Orchid”

Spite: “Judgement Day”

Bat For Lashes: “The Hunger”

Norma Jean: [Mind Over Mind]

Kadavar: “The Devil’s Master”

Barns Courtney: “Hollow”

The Score: “In My Bones”

Band-Maid: “endless Story”

Hey Violet: “Queen Of The Night”

KXM: “Lightning”

Vile A Sin: “Carnival Of Souls”

The Serpent Servant: “The Slithering Torment”

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New Music (6/24 — 6/30)

Motionless In White: “Brand New Numb”

Alter Bridge: “Wouldn’t You Rather”

Betraying The Martyrs: “Parasite”

Adam Lambert: “Comin’ In Hot”

Killswitch Engage: “Unleashed”

Silverstein ft. Caleb Shomo: “Burn It Down”

ohGr: “Timebomb”

Kazaky ft. Gaspar: “Push”

Korn: “You’ll Never Find Me”

Brittany Howard: “History Repeats”

Night Club: “Your Addiction”

HellYeah: “Oh My God”

Equilibrium: “A Lost Generation”

Palaye Royale: “Fucking With My Head”

Disturbed: “No More”

Stitched Up Heart ft. Sully Erna: “Lost”

Sabaton: “Great War”

J.B.O.: “Wer Lässt Die Sau Raus?!”

Icon For Hire: “Venom”

Cold: “Shine”

The Black Keys: “Fire Walk With Me”

Doll Skin: “Outta My Mind”

Aftermath: “Gaslight”

Issues: “Tapping Out”

Neck Deep: “She’s a God”

Aviana: “Red Sky”

Bad/Love ft. Matthew Gravolin: “Nowhere Else Like Home”

Chris Young: “Drowning”

Tungsten: “We Will Rise”

Meg Myers: “Running Up That Hill”

Julia Michaels: “Hurt Again”

Grey: “Criminal”

Fitz and the Tantrums: “All The Feels”

Avi Kaplan: “Aberdeen”

Signs of the Swarm: “Malevolent Enslavement”

The Hives: “Good Samaritan”

Biting Elbows: “Control”

Ellefson ft. Mark Tremonti, Eric AK, Chris Poland, and Thom Hazaert: “Hammer Comes Down”

New Music (5/13 — 5/19)

Wheels of Fire: “Scratch That Bitch”

This Gift Is A Curse: “Monuments for Dead Gods”

Torche: “Slide”

Hate: “Sovereign Sanctity”

Autopilot: “Undisguised”

The Virginmarys: “S.O.S.4.U.N.I.”

Slipknot: “Unsainted”

HellYeah: “Welcome Home”

Meridian: “Circle The Drain”

99 Crimes: “Devil In Your Dreams”

The Hives: “I’m Alive”

The Black Keys: “Go”

Grayscale: “Painkiller Weather”

Vulvodynia ft. Martin Matousek: “Nyaope”

Volbeat: “Leviathan”

Imminence: “Saturated Soul”

Alice In Chains: “Rainier Fog”

Trivium: “Drowning In The Sound”

Flight Paths: “Washed Away”

The Beautiful Monument: “Stay”

Yonaka: “Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow”

Eat Your Heart Out: “Cold Hands”

Eat Your Heart Out: “Closer to the Sun”

One Bloody Reason: “Encore”

The Lacs: “Where My Rednecks At?”

The Treatment: “Luck of the Draw”

Crobot: “Keep Me Down”

Majesty: “Wasteland Outlaw”

Liv Sin: “Blood Moon Fever”

Take The Day: “Save Me Now”

Aviana: “My Worst Enemy”

New Music (3/11 — 3/17)

Acres: “Lonely World”

Vanish: “Under Water // On Fire”

Postcards from the Moon: “Just Make Sure You’re Happy”

Letters From Jett: “Best I Ever Had”

Daniel Tompkins ft. Acle Kahney: “Saved”

Jorn: “Lonely Are The Brave”

HellYeah: “333”

Friday Whiskey: “Cry Out”

Parting Gift: “Without Sin”

Throw the Fight: “Awakening”

Tesla: “Shock”

Witherfall: “A Tale That Wasn’t Right”

We Are Scientists: “Give It Up”

The Browning: “Optophobia”

Saudade ft. Chelsea Wolfe and Chino Moreno: “Shadows & Light”

Avantasia: “Alchemy”

Plain White T’s: “Low”

Bret Michaels: “Unbroken”

Jenn Vix: “Ride”

Underoath: “Bloodlust”

Whitesnake: “Trouble Is Your Middle Name”

Ketzer: “The Wind Brings Them Horses”

Lamb: “Moonshine”

Baroness: “Borderlines”

Allegaeon: “Extremophiles (B)”

Black Label Society: “A Spoke in the Wheel”

Dee Snider: “Lies Are A Business”

Vaudlow: “This Could Be Ours”

Autograph: “Meet Me Halfway”

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#12)

1. Stone Horses

An alternative rock band from Maryland. For fans of Jack White, The Black Keys, Highly Suspect, etc. Stone Horses has a show at Baltimore Soundstage on July 13th. Check out their first official video, “Reckless Ways.”

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2. Hand of the Tribe

A hard rock/metal band from Massachusetts. For fans of Sevendust, HellYeah, Godsmack, etc. Hand of the Tribe has recently been getting airplay on Rock Rage Radio. Listen to “Everything Is Love” and “Moonwalk” now.

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3. Gravitation

A hard rock, female-fronted band from North Carolina. For fans of New Year’s Day, Halestorm, Evanescence, etc. Gravitation has a few upcoming shows, the dates of which you can find on their Facebook. Here are “The Other Side” and “Breathe.”

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4. Within the Grey

A hard rock/metal band from Illinois. For fans of Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch, etc. Within the Grey just released three new tracks, all of which are available on Spotify. Listen to “Take The Blame” here:

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5. Thrillchaser

An alternative pop/rock band from Rhode Island. For fans of CHVRCHES, Fun, Hozier, etc. Thrillchaser just released their debut album, A Lot Like Love. Check out the title track and “Like That.”

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Song of the Week: “Moth”

Everything about this song is perfect, and I could listen to it on repeat all day, but what really sells it for me are these lyrics:

“The ruler of the kingdom that ends up the pawn,
So tired of thinking of where it all went wrong,
Friendships they come and go and sometimes they end,
Wouldn’t dream in a million years that this would be one of them.
Faith in the life, belief to the end,
Failure’s not an option, but the options exist,
I gave up my everything, I give till I bleed,
Take it all, take everything just take it from me.”

HellYeah — “Moth,” from the album Blood for Blood (2014).

Review: Adrenaline Mob, HellYeah, & Avenged Sevenfold @ the VBC

On Wednesday, April 23rd, I went to see Avenged Sevenfold at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Their opening acts were Adrenaline Mob and HellYeah. Doors opened at roughly 6:30 p.m. and the show began at 7:22 p.m., according to the usher we befriended. Ha!

I wasn’t very familiar with Adrenaline Mob. I had done a little research prior to the show, but all I really found out was that they are a super group and that their bassist is John Moyer, who used to be with Disturbed (a fact that excited me, since I love Disturbed). The band totally rocked it. They were a great way to kick things off, closing their set with their first single, “Come On, Get Up.”

Then came HellYeah. Vocalist Chad Gray knew exactly how to work a crowd and by the time they finished, the room was positively buzzing. Highlights from their set included “Drink, Drank, Drunk” and the title track from their upcoming release, “Blood for Blood.”

Finally, it was time for the main act. Avenged Sevenfold took the stage to the familiar sounds of “Shepherd of Fire” and the audience went insane. I can’t even begin to describe how I felt at that moment, and the feeling didn’t leave me for the entire set. The guys were a little more lackluster than I remembered, yet their performance still held a magic that only Avenged Sevenfold can create for me. The set list was spectacular and hit every high point of their fifteen year career. Each song filled me with joy and made me think “I can’t believe I’m here.” However, the crowning moments for me were “Hail to the King” and “Fiction,” for I had never before seen them do either song live.

I have now been to six Avenged Sevenfold concerts and though this was not the best, the California natives did not disappoint. I look forward to seeing them again, hopefully in the very near future.

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[Photo credit goes to my brother Rick, who was closer than I was.]

Oh, and after the show, we ran into Adrenaline Mob at a Waffle House. They were extremely nice!

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