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NEED-TO-KNOW: VISTA ‘Versus’

RIYL: early-Paramore, PVRIS, Tonight Alive

If you’re the type of rocker who falls somewhere in between punk and dark pop then VISTA is a band for you. The female-fronted trio are stellar songwriters who know how to plant catchy hooks without succumbing to the sellout sound of radio rock. Each song on their latest EP Versus will have you raising your fist and yelling for more. Check out the EP on Spotify and be sure to support the band if you like what you hear! VISTA has a few upcoming tour dates which you can check out here.

Photo Credit: Holly Turner

LIVE SHOTS: Fit For A King, ETID Irving Plaza NYC 10.31.16

Captain Mosh, the Hulk (Fit For A King) and a merry band of southern drunkards (Every Time I Die) took the stage on Halloween with style.  They killed it (as usual) playing tracks from both of their dominating new records, Deathgrip and Low Teens, respectively. Check out some of the shots from that night and be sure to get the new albums if you haven’t yet!

READ MORE: Interview w/ FFAK Vocalist Ryan Kirby on ‘Deathgrip’

HALLOWEEN FEATURE: My Enemies & I Reveal Their Top 10 Horror Movies

My Enemies & I are the type of band that want to freak you the fuck out.  With Halloween creeping ever closer, we thought it would be fun to have the band that keeps a Ouija board at their merch table (attend a live show to get the details) tell us about their favorite horror movies of all time. Check out ME&I’s top 10 Halloween must-sees right here!

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INTERVIEW: Church Tongue Talk New Record ‘Heart Failure,’ Setting People On Fire

If you’re like us, you were introduced to Indiana’s Church Tongue when a video of the band setting their guitarist (Chris Sawicki) on fire went viral last year.  The act was one of the most insane displays of punk we’ve ever seen, and now the band are here to deliver a new record to shake the hardcore scene. Church Tongue guitarist Nicko Calderon took some time to talk to us about the upcoming record, Heart Failureand why they started setting people on fire in the first place. 

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In Loving Memory Cover “Closer” by The Chainsmokers

The pop hit “Closer” by The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey) has taken over the nation and even inspired a series of memes because of how viral it’s gone. New York rock band In Loving Memory just put a heavy spin on the song and it’s just as if not more addicting than the original. Check out the music video for the song below and give the rest of In Loving Memory’s discography a listen!

INTERVIEW: Alesana Vocalist Shawn Milke Talks ‘Annabel’ Book, Future Of The Band

We got to chat with Alesana vocalist Shawn Milke on their 10-year anniversary tour celebrating their 2006 release On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax about the past, present and future of the band. Milke discusses where the band were circa 2006, the choices they made to get them where they are today, and what is in store for the next record (which is already underway).

Fit For A King Vocalist Ryan Kirby Talks Heaviest Album Yet, ‘Deathgrip’

The 2015 terrorist attacks on Paris affected not just the iconic French city but the globe, and not just the the ever-turbulent political sphere but the music industry as well. Since acts of terror have become an unfortunately common occurrence in our modern world, we’ve heightened security at large, international events like the Olympics and international hubs of transport such as airports. However, the tragedy that occurred at a concert at the Bataclan was tragic for more than the obvious reason. For many in the music community, like Fit For A King, it was traumatic because it attacked what is supposed to be a safe haven away from all of the horror of the world.

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We Came As Romans Release New Single “Wasted Age”

We Came As Romans have released their first single since their self-titled record and it gets back to the heavier WCAR many fans missed the last time around. While it’s still got Kyle Pavone’s clean vocals thrown in and is not the heaviest track of their career, it endeavors to set the tone for the next, as yet unannounced, record.

In our last interview with We Came As Romans, the band admitted that there were things that they tried with their most recent record that did not end up being successful and they were eager to return to their roots. The new song, “Wasted Age,” is the first that the band have released on new label Sharptone Records and without drummer Eric Choi.

The band had this to say about the new song:

“When we got together and wrote ‘Wasted Age,’ we realized it was a snapshot of what we‘ve been through and are still going through as a band,” WCAR said about the song. “We are eager to play this every night on the Unbreakable Tour with Parkway Drive. This one is for our fans who continue to support us. Thank you.”

And of Choi’s departure:

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the 10 years we’ve spent with Eric in this band and the countless memories we’ve made together. He is an extremely talented musician and a great person, but life happens andwe‘re all torn in different ways as we grow older. Eric has chose to pursue a different future than we have, and as someone we respect and deeply care for,we need to allow him to live his life. The band will continue on and Eric will be successful in whatever he chooses to do and we only wish him the best.”

RECORD REVIEW: Fit For A King – ‘Deathgrip’

As the name implies, Deathgrip is almost exclusively about mortality, anguish, fear and terror – and it’s a grand time. The chilling intro sets the tone for what is a sheer mosh-fest conducted by the reaper himself for the whole length of the album.

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