5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#17)

1. Devil in Disguise

Hard rock/metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. For fans of Avatar, Avenged Sevenfold, early Stonesour, etc. Devil in Disguise released their debut album, Welcome to Hell, earlier this month. Check out the first single — “Sick Of You.” And I have it from a very reliable source that the next single and video will be out soon!

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2. Dark Summer

Hard rock from Florida. For fans of Three Days Grace, I Prevail, Crown the Empire, etc. Dark Summer has a show at House of Blues in Orlando on August 25th. Their latest album, Full Circle, is available now. Dark Summer has also been entered in the neXt2rock contest, hosted by 95.9 Rock in Melbourne. Visit their Facebook for more info. Here are “Push” and their cover of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.”

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3. Black Water Rising

Rock/metal from New York. For fans of Black Label Society, Theory of a Deadman, Shaman’s Harvest, etc. Black Water Rising has a few shows on the horizon. Their newest album, Electrified, was released in late 2017 and is available in both digital and physical formats. Listen to “Brother Go On” and “Dance With the Devil.”

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4. A Few Memories

Electronic/industrial music from Paraguay. For fans of Orgy, Dope Stars Inc., Mindless Self Indulgence, etc. You can check out A Few Memories’ full discography via bandcamp. Below are two songs from their latest EP, Llamando a Venus: “Espejismo de Escape” and “Mundo Enfermizo.”

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5. Silent Echoes

Hard rock from Florida. For fans of Beartooth, The Amity Affliction, solo Ben Bruce, etc. Silent Echoes have some upcoming shows, which you can find on their Facebook. Their debut EP, Getting Through, is available on digital platforms such as iTunes. The new album, Lullabies, is coming soon! Hear the title track now!

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Resurrection Fest 2018

When: July 11th — 14th

Where: Campo de Fútbol Celeiro in Viveiro, Spain

Headlining Acts: Stonesour, Ghost, Scorpions, Megadeth, and KISS

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Gemini Syndrome Announce Summer Headlining Tour

Gemini Syndrome has announced the Summer Synner Conversion with Code Red Riot. Tickets are on sale now, along with a VIP Acoustic Experience.

Summer Conversion dates w/ Code Red Riot

† Festival date
†† w/ Stonesour

  • July 08 // Oklahoma City, OK // The Diamond Ballroom
  • July 11 // Joliet, IL // The Forge
  • † July 12 // Oshkosh, WI // Rock USA
  • July 13 // Sturgis, MI // Nikki’s
  • July 14 // Flint, MI // The Machine Shop
  • July 15 // Akron, OH // Empire Concert Club
  • July 18 // Aftershock // Merriam, KS
  • July 19 // Co. Springs, CO // Sunshine Studios Live
  • July 20 // Denver, CO // Herman’s Hideaway
  • July 22 // Mesa, AZ // Club Red
  • †† Aug 25 // Council Bluffs, IA // WestFair Amphitheatre

* More dates TBD

My Top 10 Vocalists in Current Rock

Obviously this is simply a matter of opinion, limited to the artists I am familiar with. But isn’t that always the case with these things?

10. Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge/Tremonti Project)

Okay, I admit it, I’m quite partial to Alter Bridge. However, that is not the reason Mark made the list. Though I’m sure there are better vocalists out there, I feel he deserves to be recognized. He and his band (Tremonti) are terribly underrated.

9. Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stonesour)

I’m not a huge Slipknot fan, but even in their early days I couldn’t fail to notice his voice. Stonesour — and Slipknot’s later work — served only to further showcase his abilities.

8. Ville Valo (HIM)

Do I even have to explain? As Bam Margera once said, “All girls love HIM.”

7. Matt Bellamy (Muse)

I wasn’t overly familiar with Muse until I saw them with My Chemical Romance in 2007. That was when I discovered that A) Muse rocks, and B) Matt has one hell of a voice!

6. Ivan Moody (Motograter/Five Finger Death Punch)

First with Motograter and now with FFDP, this man’s voice…it gives me shivers down my spine!

5. Jonny Hawkins (Nothing More)

He has won my heart. Hands down my favorite of the more recent frontmen.

4. Brent Smith (Shinedown)

Look, if you weren’t sold by “.45” or “Burning Bright,” I doubt there’s much I can say to change your mind.

3. David Draiman (Disturbed/Device)

This one may seem odd — until you hear him cover “Sound of Silence.” From day one, I’ve loved his voice, but it was “Darkness” from Disturbed’s second album that sealed his place forever in my top ten.

2. Jacob Bunton (Lynam/Adler)

Jacob is probably the best vocalist you’ve never heard of. He now fronts Adler, which boasts Stephen Adler of Guns N Roses, but I discovered him through his work with Lynam.

1. Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge)

Duh! His voice is gorgeous!!! He has an amazing range and can hold a note forever… and did I mention his voice is gorgeous?!?!