The Bunny The Bear “A Liar Wrote This” CD Review

Written by: Bearly Sinister Artist: The Bunny The Bear Album: A Liar Wrote This Rating: 8.5/10 Victory Records The Bunny The Bear have always been known for pushing the envelope with their brand of eclectic, pop-infused electronic rock/metal. Even before they signed to Victory Records, they found success when they released their debut, self-titled album. Announced alongside the equally odd Victorian...

July 28th, 2015

A Review of Conveyer’s Sonshine Festival Performance

Written by: Matty Conveyer, out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, brought the hardcore scene to the Sonshine Festival in Somerset, Wisconsin, and let me tell you, it was intense, passionate, brutal, and uplifting all in the same sentence.  Putting those adjectives in that sentence might leave the reader confused, however, that’s the type of band that Conveyer is, they bring messages of hope,...

July 28th, 2015

Interview with Gerard Mora, vocalist of Darkness Divided

Written by: Matty Contributor’s Note: It was a cold rainy day at the Sonshine Festival, which was located at the Float Rite Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin.  I happened to go on a Thursday, thanks to the staff at Victory Records, it was a day where Skillet was headlining the main stage, along with Colton Dixon, and underground metal bands such as Darkness Divided, Conveyer, Your...

July 28th, 2015

A Review of The Vespers’ Sonshine Festival Performance

Written by: Matty The Vespers, out of Nashville, Tennessee took their grassroots campaign to the Fringe Arena stage at Sonshine Festival 2015.  Two pairs of siblings came together to create this diverse band that combines folk, bluegrass, country, indie pop, and a dash of gospel to create a sound that is soothing, soulful, and an all around good time, while leaving you with a piece of Americana. The...

July 26th, 2015

A Review of Darkness Divided’s Sonshine Festival Performance

Written by: Matty Darkness Divided, out of San Antonio, Texas, took their momentum from their tour providing direct support for Phinehas, and made it to where the Sonshine Festival didn’t realize what hit them as Darkness Divided took the Fringe Arena stage at the Sonshine Festival. Sonshine Festival is composed of Gerard Mora on vocals, Sebastian Elizondo on guitars/vocals, Christopher...

July 26th, 2015

Memphis May Fire’s Fans Will Appreciate Unconditional Deluxe Edition Unconditionally

Courtesy: Rise Records Written by: Philip Sayblack Early last year, Memphis May Fire released its fourth full-length album Unconditional in stores and online. The album was received to critical acclaim, debuting in the #4 slot on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and selling more than 27,000 copies in its first week in stores. Now, a little more than a year after its release, the band has teamed...

July 25th, 2015

Shaqtin’ A Fool with Conveyer

Written by: Matty Contributor’s Note:  There’s something that is to be said about the hardcore scene.  I’ve always respected and appreciated the hardcore music scene because it’s about standing up for what you believe in and it’s about being determined to live life to the fullest and to take what is yours for the taking.  It is more of a lifestyle as opposed...

July 24th, 2015

Win Hands Down Wins Hands Down

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records Written by: Philip Sayblack Veteran hard rock band Armored Saint’s latest full-length LP Win Hands Down is a rather aptly titled release. That is because the recently released album does indeed win hands down. That is obvious from the album’s full throttle hard rock anthem of an opener to the more socially conscious commentary of ‘That Was Then, Way Back Then,’...

July 24th, 2015

Good Old War with special guest Flagship: Show Review

Written by: Matty I’m telling you this right now.  How Wooly’s was set up for an intimate show with approximately 150 people was perfect for an evening of music that contained incredible singing/songwriting abilities, audiences singing along, and just all-around wonderful vibes on this warm summer evening at Wooly’s in Des Moines, Iowa this past Wednesday.  Philadelphia’s...

July 23rd, 2015

Ravenhill: Review of their Sonshine Festival Performance

Written by: Matty I must speak about this band, and my voice must be heard at what I bear witnessed to as I was invited by Tom of Victory Records to interview Darkness Divided and Conveyer at the Sonshine Festival in Somerset, Wisconsin this past Thursday.  This band called Ravenhill, is prepared to bring the soul, and 70’s blues/rock classic feelgood vibe back to the forefront one stage...

July 23rd, 2015