Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 51)

Amy Lee: “Going to California” (Led Zeppelin cover)

Gary Jules/Michael Andrews: “Mad World” (Tears For Fears cover)

Natalie Imbruglia: “Torn” (Ednaswap cover)

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#28)

1. The Weight

Rock from Vienna, Austria. For fans of Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Rival Sons, etc. The Weight is currently on tour and they released a live version of “Hammer, Cross, & Nail” in March (which you can view below).

“Trouble”

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2. Danger Escape

Alternative rock from California. For fans of Bring Me The Horizon, Thrice, Nothing More, etc. Danger Escape recently played Emo Night at Strummer’s in Fresno, and they will be at Whiskey A Go-Go with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in May. The band released its latest single, “Dead To Me,” at the end of 2018.

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3. Hail the Hatter

Rock/Metal from Trinidad. For fans of Guns N Roses, Slash/Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Megadeth, etc. Hail the Hatter will be playing Grunge 3 in May, and they were a part of Dead Sea Records’ “Metal Six Pack” back in February. You can download their full album free on their website! Check out “Bone Grin” and a live version of “A.o.a.U.”

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4. Against the Waves

Melodic metalcore from Spain. For fans of early Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, All That Remains, etc. Against the Waves is about to hit the road on the “Fight or Flee” Spanish Tour. You can visit any of their socials for dates!

“Inside”

“Radiate”

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5. House of Curses

Rock/metal from Alabama. For fans of Deftones, In Flames, Sevendust, etc. House of Curses has released their self-titled EP and are currently getting a lot of positive feedback on their song, “Lucky Stars.” They will be playing with Sons of Texas in Huntsville, AL., on May 19th.

“Lucky Stars”

“Hex’d”

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Let’s Talk Covers (Small Town Titans Edition)

“Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin cover)

“Fat Bottomed Girls” (Queen cover)

“45” (Shinedown cover)

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#22)

1. 7 Stone Riot

Rock music from Alabama. For fans of Pearl Jam, Fuel, Like a Storm, etc. 7 Stone Riot released their Scratching the Surface EP earlier this year (read my review), and they have since been playing shows in support of the album. Check out “Buried” and “Talking in Circles.”

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2. Aboleth

Stoner/blues/desert/dirt metal from California. For fans of Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin (if they had a female vocalist), Queens of the Stone Age, The Pretty Reckless, etc. Aboleth released their debut album Benthos back in May. Here are two tracks I’m rather fond of: “No Good” and “Wovenloaf.”

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3. Zombiesuckers

Horror punk from Sweden. For fans of The Misfits, The Murderdolls, Rancid, etc. Zombiesuckers have not been very active lately. However, they did post from their Facebook that there might be new music in 2018. Fingers crossed! For now, though, enjoy “I Turned Into a Monster” and “Endless Sleep” (ft. Michale Graves).

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4. Salems Lott

Shock metal from Hollywood, California. For fans of X Japan, Black Veil Brides, Mötley Crüe, etc. Salems Lott released Mask of Morality this year and have since enjoyed quite a bit of favorable press in regard to the album. Listen to “Shattered to Pieces” and “Royal Desperado,” both from this latest record.

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5. Famous Last Words

Post-hardcore/metal from Michigan. For fans of Falling in Reverse, Pierce the Veil, Asking Alexandria, etc. Famous Last Words is touring with Escape the Fate and Slaves, and they are also busy in the studio! Check out “The Show Must Go On” and “Pretty in Porcelain.”

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Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 38)

1. Shiny Toy Guns: “Stripped” (Depeche Mode cover)

2. 10cc: “Paperback Writer” (The Beatles cover)

3. Rasputina: “Rock and Roll” (Led Zeppelin cover)

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#11)

1. KAATO

A rock band hailing from Australia and Tennessee. For fans of classic rock such as Tom Petty, Rod Stewart, The Black Crowes, etc. Check out “High Time” from KAATO’s self-titled album.

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2. Awake At Last

A dark pop/hard rock/post-hardcore band from Delaware. For fans of Crown the Empire, Ice Nine Kills, Get Scared, etc. Awake At Last will be hitting the road in early July, including a few dates on Vans Warped Tour. Here are “King of the World” and “Never Be A Memory.”

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3. Relapse Symphony

A rock band from Washington DC. For fans of Black Veil Brides, Vampires Everywhere!, I Prevail, etc. Relapse Symphony is busy working on new things; meanwhile, vocalist Bret Von Dehl has released an EP with his side project, Heathens. Listen to “One More Yesterday” and “Born To Burn.”

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4. Betrayer (UK)

A hardcore band from England. For fans of Slipknot, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, etc. Betrayer’s EP, Body of Integrity, will be released on June 28th. Check out the first two singles from the EP, “Integrity” and “Embodiment.”

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5. Badflower

A rock band from California. For fans of Led Zeppelin, Greta Van Fleet, The Band, etc. Badflower is currently on the road. Listen to their latest single, “Ghost,” and my favorite of their songs, “The Jester.”

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March 2018 Album Releases

Hi, all! So it’s almost March, and along with the beginning of spring, the month is going to bring an abundance of new music!!! I personally am looking forward to the release of Myles Kennedy’s first solo record, Year of the Tiger! Following is a list of albums scheduled to reach your hands — and ears — in March!

{Note: If there’s anything that needs to be added to this list, feel free to leave a comment and let me know!}

  • Tech N9ne: Planet [3/2]
  • Moby: Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt [3/2]
  • Tony Lanez: Memories Don’t Die [3/2]
  • Apathy: The Widow’s Son [3/2]
  • Joan Baez: Whistle Down the Wind [3/2]
  • Randy Bachman: By George — By Bachman [3/2]
  • Ry Cooder: Paris, Texas, on vinyl [3/2]
  • Andrew W.K.: You’re Not Alone [3/2]
  • Barely Civil: We Can Live Here Forever [3/2]
  • Buffalo Tom: Quiet and Peace [3/2]
  • Cut Chemist: Die Cut [3/2]
  • Flame: God Knows [3/2]
  • The Breeders: All Nerve [3/2]
  • Pouya: Five Five [3/5]
  • Lawren: Get Your Change [3/5]
  • Calum Scott: Only Human [3/9]
  • David Byrne: American Utopia [3/9]
  • Editors: Violence [3/9]
  • Between the Buried and Me: Automata I [3/9]
  • Judas Priest: Firepower [3/9]
  • Myles Kennedy: Year of the Tiger [3/9]
  • The Fratellis: In Your Own Sweet Time [3/9]
  • Marillion: Brave, deluxe edition [3/9]
  • Suicidal Tendencies: Get Your Fight On! [3/14]
  • Teenage Wrist: Chrome Neon Jesus [3/14]
  • Stone Temple Pilots: Stone Temple Pilots [3/16]
  • Dorothy: 28 Days in the Valley [3/16]
  • Greyhaven: Empty Black [3/16]
  • Fickle Friends: You Are Someone Else [3/16]
  • Scotty McCreery: Seasons Change [3/16]
  • Mount Eerie: Now Only [3/16]
  • The Decemberists: I’ll Be Your Girl [3/16]
  • The Oak Ridge Boys: 17th Avenue Revival [3/16]
  • Three Days Grace: Outsider [3/18]
  • Turbowolf: The Free Life [3/18]
  • Jack White: Boarding House Reach [3/23]
  • Blessthefall: Hard Feelings [3/23]
  • Nicole Cross: Shapeshifter [3/23]
  • Toni Braxton: Sex & Cigarettes [3/23]
  • George Ezra: Staying at Tamara’s [3/23]
  • Led Zeppelin: How the West Was Won, reissue [3/23]
  • Monster Magnet: Mindfucker [3/23]
  • Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed, Live [3/23]
  • Procol Harum: Still There’ll Be More, an Anthology, 1967 – 2017 [3/23]
  • The Cars: Shake It Up; Heartbeat City, expanded reissues [3/30]
  • En Vogue: Electric Café [3/30]
  • Hayley Kiyoko: Expectations [3/30]
  • Kate Nash: Yesterday Was Forever [3/30]
  • Rich the Kid: The World is Yours [3/30]
  • Echosmith: Inside a Dream [3/30]
  • Escape the Fate: I Am Human [3/30]
  • Her: Her [3/30]
  • Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour [3/30]
  • Red Sun Rising: Thread [3/30]
  • Zeke: Hellbender [3/30]

Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 17)

1. Disturbed: “Shout 2000” (Tears For Fears cover)

2. Annie Lennox: “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (Procol Harum cover)

3. Tool: “No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin cover)

Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 14)

I’m trying to post these more regularly. I’ve almost decided to do one every Sunday.

1. Shinedown: “Simple Man” (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)

 

2. Backstreet Boys: “Set Adrift (On Memory Bliss)” (PM Dawn cover)

3. Alter Bridge: “Kashmir” (Led Zeppelin cover)

Let’s Talk Covers: Chris Cornell Edition

Rest in peace, Chris Cornell ❤

1. “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Prince/The Family cover)

2. “Thank You” (Led Zeppelin cover)

3. “A Day in the Life” (The Beatles cover)