5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#24)

1. Lyrx

Country/rock from Tennessee. For fans of Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, etc. Lyrx just released her first single, “Take the Money.” Check it out!

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2. 3teeth

Industrial music from California. For fans of KMFDM, Bile, Nine Inch Nails, etc. 3teeth will be releasing a new album this year. For now, here’s “Atrophy” and “Pit of Fire.”

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3. Thieves and Lovers

Alternative rock from Maryland. For fans of Gin Blossoms, Tom Petty, Goo Goo Dolls, etc. Thieves and Lovers just announced that there will be a new EP released this year. Listen to “Underneath” and my personal favorite, “Long Goodnight.”

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4. NoSelf

Nu metal/alternative metal from Florida. For fans of Spineshank, Deftones, Mudvayne, etc. NoSelf is set to hit the studio soon and work on tracks from their upcoming release, Human Cyborg Relations, Ep. 2. Check out their latest videos, “Frisco” and “Casting Stones.”

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5. CLLCTV

Alternative rock from California. For fans of the softer, more melodic side of Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Incubus, etc. CLLCTV’s latest EP, Seasons, was released in February 2018. Enjoy the first single, “Summer.”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#16)

1. Maybe If You Hit It

A hard rock band from Florida. For fans of Pop Evil, Theory of a Deadman, Shinedown, etc. Maybe If You Hit It has recently returned to the scene and is ready to give their fans something new. In the meantime, check out “No Regrets” and “Texas Swagger.”

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2. Prescription Happiness

Industrial/dark ambient music from the UK. For fans of Nine Inch Nails, Orgy, Deftones, etc. Prescription Happiness is currently booking shows and has just gotten their merch store up and running. Listen to “Hide and Seek” and “Still Breathing.”

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3. In Vein

Hard rock/metal from Indiana. For fans of Escape the Fate, The Used, Motionless In White, etc. In Vein just released a cover of Rob Zombie’s “Meet the Creeper,” and their single “Haunt Me” can be streamed on Spotify. Here are two of my favorites, “Death Of Me” and “Behind the Curtain.”

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4. Romance & Rebellion

Alternative/pop/rock from California. For fans of early Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, 5 Seconds of Summer, etc. Romance & Rebellion is currently promoting the Amps & Anthems EP. Crank up “For a Moment” and “Boys Don’t Cry (BDC).”

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5. Lindsy Says

Rock & roll from Georgia. For fans of Lynam, My Darkest Days, Sixx AM, etc. Lindsy Says is touring to promote their first CD. Here is their first single, “Hold On Me,” and a live video of them playing “Headlights.”

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Tour Announcements!

I woke up to several tour announcements this morning, and I am excited!

1. Starting at the end of this month, Amerakin Overdose will be bringing The Great Amerakin Tour 2018 to several cities. Here’s a full list of dates:

2. Mushroomhead is headlining the first inaugural Summer of Screams Tour. The other acts vary by date. The Browning and Psychostick will be accompanying them from 8/17 to 8/31. Kissing Candice, Unsaid Fate, and Voodoo Terror Tribe will be openers from 8/17 to 8/30. Earthcaller is on the bill from 8/31 to 9/15, and Powerman 5000 from 9/2 to 9/15.

3. Godsmack and Shinedown are extending their tour into the fall and adding Asking Alexandria to the lineup! (They have From Ashes to New during the summer.) Tickets go on sale Friday, June 8th.

Dates:

  • 9/21/2018 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, SC
  • 9/22/2018 – Greensboro Coliseum Complex – Greensboro, NC
  • 9/24/2018 – Von Braun Center – Huntsville, AL
  • 9/26/2018 – BancorpSouth Arena – Tupelo, MS
  • 10/2/2018 – Swiftel Center – Brookings, SD
  • 10/5/2018 – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark – Billings, MT
  • 10/7/2018 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA
  • 10/9/2018 – Taco Bell Arena, Boise State University – Boise, ID
  • 10/10/2018 – Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
  • 10/11/2018 – Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR

4. The lineup for Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky, has been released! Bands include Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Breaking Benjamin, Godsmack, Shinedown, Tremonti, Black Stone Cherry, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Billy Idol, Asking Alexandria, Blacktop Mojo, and more. The three-day festival will take place September 28th through the 30th.

5. Cane Hill, King 810, and The Last Ten Seconds of Life are touring in July and August. Dates below:

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#6)

1. Midnight Blackout

A post hardcore/math rock band from France. For fans of Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, etc. You can listen to their debut EP, Hangover, on Spotify or YouTube. For a taste of what you can expect, check out “Lorenzo.”

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2. Amerakin Overdose

AOD is a mix of industrial, hard rock, metal, and even a bit of pop. They hail from Oregon. For fans of Nine Inch Nails, Mushroomhead, Static-X, etc. Amerakin Overdose will be hitting the road for a summer tour, kicking off June 29th. Here is my favorite song from them, “Letting Go.”

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3. Advocates

A hard rock/metal/post hardcore band from Australia. For fans of early Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, etc. Check out “Destructive Tendencies” from 2016’s The Complex Truth.

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4. Values

A melodic metal/hardcore band from the UK. For fans of early Asking Alexandria, Mastodon, Beartooth, etc. Listen to the latest single, “Hopeless,” below!

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5. Marquis of Vaudeville

A truly unique band from Dallas. Best described as alternative/carnivalesque rock/psychedelic punk cabaret. I don’t know how to do a “for fans of,” but perhaps I can say if you liked the music from The Devil’s Carnival, or just Emilie Autumn, you’ll like Marquis of Vaudeville. I’m sharing the first song I listened to, and I highly encourage you to check out more.

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Let’s Talk Covers (Asking Alexandria Edition)

I know I’ve been posting about Asking Alexandria a lot lately — and here’s another one!

But seriously. I stumbled across the video of them covering Ed Sheeran and it made me wonder what other covers they had done. So here we are.

1. “Perfect” (Ed Sheeran cover)

2. “What I’ve Done” (Linkin Park cover)

3. “Right Now” (Akon cover)

4. “Closer” (Nine Inch Nails cover)

5. “Duality” (Slipknot cover)

There are several more. Hop on over to YouTube and check them out. You won’t regret it.

New Music (5/14 — 5/20)

Impending Doom: “Everything’s Fake”

Repentance: “Collide”

I Prevail: “Rise”

Light This City: “Agents of Fate”

BrokeNCYDE: “0 to Brokencyde”

Death Valley High: “Play Dead”

YOB: “Our Raw Heart”

Vagrants: “Clarity”

Backstreet Boys: “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”

Christina Aguilera ft. Demi Lovato: “Fall in Line”

Body Count ft. Max Cavalera: “All Love is Lost”

Nine Inch Nails: “God Break Down the Door”

Pop Evil: “A Crime to Remember”

Perfect Plan: “Bad City Woman”

Silent Season: “Stars”

Lindsy Says: “Hold on Me”

Parade of Lights: “Human Condition”

Parade of Lights: “Inside My Head”

Lizzy Borden: “Long May They Haunt Us”

Like a Storm: “The Devil Inside”

The Last Year: “Annabelle”

Cheap Trick: “The Summer Looks Good on You”

Ghost: “Dance Macabre”

Hardcore Superstar: “Baboon”

Afraid of Human: “From the Ashes”

Being As An Ocean: “OK”

3 Years Hollow: “You and I”

LA Cobra: “Ride”

Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 32)

1. Boyz II Men: “In My Life” (The Beatles cover)

2. Johnny Cash: “Hurt” (Nine Inch Nails cover)

3. Lord of the Lost: “Love the Way You Lie” (Rihanna cover)