Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 43)

Five Finger Death Punch: “Gone Away” (The Offspring cover)

Mayday Parade: “In My Head” (Jason Derulo cover)

The Amity Affliction: “Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd cover)

August 2018 Album Releases (Week Four)

— 8/21 —

-Eben: Past Hundred Days

— 8/22 —

-Dax: It’s Different Now

-Doe Boy & TM88: 88 Birdz

— 8/23 —

-Hellogoodbye: Fancy Outfit

— 8/24 —

-Abandoned By Bears: Headstorm

-Bas: Milky Way

-Blood Orange: Negro Swan

-Bobby Brackins: To Kill For

-Brick + Mortar: Meta Meta Etc.

-Devon Welsh: Dream Songs

-E40: The Gift of Gab

-Goo Goo Dolls: The Audience is This Way

-Interpol: Marauder

-Jain: Souldier

-Laurel: Dogviolet

-Liam Payne: First Time

-Murder By Death: The Other Shore

-Nothing: Dance on the Blacktop

-Ozuna: Aura

-Panicwolf: Paralyze

-Plain White T’s: Parallel Universe

-The Amity Affliction: Misery

-The Frights: Hypochondriac

-Third Eye Blind: Thanks For Everything

-White Denim: Performance

-Joey Dosik: Inside Voice

-King Dude: Music To Make War To

-Baked: II EP

-Steady Holiday: Nobody’s Watching

-Stone Foundation: Everybody, Anyone

-Alexander Tucker: Don’t Look Away

-Candi Staton: Unstoppable

-The Devil Makes Three: Chains Are Broken

-Etherius: Thread of Life EP

-Jesus Piece: Only Self

-MANTAR: The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze

-The March Divide: Anticipation Pops

-Nonpoint: X

-Pink Fairies: Resident Reptiles

-Wilson: Tasty Nasty

-Your Smith: Bad Habit EP

— 8/25 —

-Psymun: TAPE

New Music (6/18 — 6/24)

Real Friends: “Smiling on the Surface”

Panic! at the Disco: “King of the Clouds”

City of the Weak: “Not This Time”

Ice Nine Kills: “The American Nightmare”

Kobra and the Lotus: “Velvet Roses”

Our Hollow, Our Home: “Speak of Sorrow”

Soreption: “King of Undisputed Nonsense”

The Amity Affliction: “Ivy (Doomsday)”

Black Label Society: “Trampled Down Below”

Sons of Apollo: “Signs of the Time”

Florence + the Machine: “Big God”

As It Is: “The Stigma”

Bad Religion: “The Kids Are Alt-Right”

Shakey Graves: “Kids These Days”

Sinister’s Army: “Control”

The Dead Daisies: “Dead and Gone”

Wilson: “Like a Baller”

LIVE: “Love Lounge”

Nonpoint: “Chaos and Earthquakes”

Nonpoint: “Dodge Your Destiny”

Hyro the Hero: “Live Your Fuckin’ Life”

Halestorm: “Black Vultures”

Powerwolf: “Fire & Forgive”

Backyard Babies: “Shovin’ Rocks”

Panic! at the Disco: “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”

Clutch: “How to Shake Hands”

Lucifer: “Dreamer”

Deez Nuts: “Hedonistic Wasteland”

Keep Your Head Up (A Playlist)

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about the songs that have helped me through hard times. I only included ten, but obviously there are so many more! With this in mind, I created a YouTube playlist.

Songs for Solace, Comfort, & Encouragement

Included are bands such as Linkin Park, Good Charlotte, Asking Alexandria, Alter Bridge, and Three Days Grace! Feel free to comment — here or on YouTube — with your own additions to the playlist!

P.S. – Subscribe to my YouTube channel! Cool things are coming soon!

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#7)

This installment could get rather lengthy. I saw three of the featured bands a few weeks ago, so I have a lot to say.

1. Locust Grove

A hard rock band from Oklahoma. These guys put on a kick ass live show, and they mean it when they say they’re bringing heavy guitar riffs back to rock. Lots of hair, gritty yet melodic vocals, and riffs reminiscent of Five Finger Death Punch, Sevendust, etc., Locust Grove could easily be your new favorite band. Check out the tracks “Monster” and “Menace of Society” below.

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2. Joyous Wolf

A rock band from California. These guys have been setting the world on fire this spring, being signed to a major label and playing such festivals as Carolina Rebellion and Rocklahoma. Joyous Wolf puts on one of the most energetic performances I’ve ever seen, in addition to their raw talent. I will not compare them to anyone else, but I will tell you they blend rock-n-roll, blues, and southern rock masterfully. The guys have currently left the road to record their first album. Here’s a taste of what you can expect.

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3. Blacktop Mojo

A hard rock/Southern rock band from Texas. You may have heard their cover of Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” thanks to Sirius XM Octane. Blacktop Mojo employs all the best elements of classic rock, rock-n-roll, and Southern rock to bring fans a sound that is pure joy to the ears. They put on a fantastic show, doing whatever it takes and giving 110% every time. It’s no wonder they have already cultivated quite the following. You can look at their tour dates on Facebook…and if you’re going to Louder Than Life in September, you will see them there!

4. Icon For Hire

A pop/rock/alternative band from Tennessee. For fans of Paramore, Pink, PVRIS, etc. Icon For Hire just finished a spring tour. Listen to them below and keep your eyes open for updates/announcements!

5. Dead Like Juliet

A hard rock/metal band from Italy. For fans of Bring Me the Horizon, The Amity Affliction, early Asking Alexandria, etc. You can get Dead Like Juliet’s latest album, Stranger Shores, now! Here is the most recent single, “Unwanted.”

And just because I like it…

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