ALY’s Cunanan Talks Music, More In New Interview

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group Written by: Philip Sayblack Phil’s Picks recently had the chance to speak with Clinton Cunanan of Another Lost Year. Along the way Cunanan discussed a range of topics.  From the band’s new album to more serious topics such as Spotify’s place in today’s music industry, to the more lighthearted discussion on sports loyalties, the topics run the table....

March 31st, 2016

Next To None Adds Metal Allegiance Dates To Its Tour Schedule

Courtesy: InsideOut Up and coming rock quartet Next To None is joining the Metal Allegiance Tour. The Pennsylvania-based band—Max Portnoy (drums), Ryland Holland (guitar), Kris Rank (bass), and Thomas Cuce (keyboards)—will join the Metal Allegiance Tour beginning this Thursday, March 31st in Providence, Rhode Island.  The band is currently scheduled to be on the bill for seven dates.  That...

March 30th, 2016

Jomsviking Is A Dominating New Effort From Amon Amarth

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records Written by: Philip Sayblack The day is here and the wait is finally over.  A little less than three years after the release of its 2013 album Deceiver of the Gods Amon Amarth has returned with its latest full-length studio recording Jomsviking.  The band’s tenth full-length studio recording, it is also the band’s first ever concept album.  Considering Amon Amarth’s...

March 30th, 2016

Another Lost Year Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group Written by: Philip Sayblack Another Lost Year has added more dates to its current tour schedule. The Charlotte, NC-based band announced this week that it has added a handful of new dates to its current tour schedule.  The latest group of dates begins Friday, April 8th at the Wizard Saloon in Hickory, North Carolina.  From there the band will head north to Lexington,...

March 24th, 2016

Battle Cry Is A Loud, Proud Live Statement From Judas Priest

Courtesy: Epic Records Written by: Philip Sayblack According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary a battle cry is a word, phrase, or sound that is shouted by soldiers in a battle.  It is also called a phrase or saying that is used to make people support an idea, a cause, etc.  Keeping this in mind it makes sense that Judas Priest would call its new live recording Battle Cry.  That is because this...

March 24th, 2016

A.D.D. Announces New Live Dates

O’Donnell Media Group A.D.D. is headed back out on the road. The independent hard rock act announced Monday that it will embark on a new group of live dates beginning this Friday, March 25th.  The tour launches in Bedford, Indiana and runs through Tuesday, October 4th in Chicago, Illinois.  The tour is in support of the band’s latest full-length studio recording Core.  The band has sold 6,000...

March 22nd, 2016

Tonight Alive – Limitless CD Review By: Bearly Sinister

Artist: Tonight Alive Album: Limitless Rating: 9/10 Written by: Bearly Sinister Over time, you’ve likely noticed that music evolves. More often than not, this brings about a division between fans. Some fans will openly embrace these changes and all the hate they may receive for going along with it. Others, well… they’re the not-so-pleasant people who decide to automatically start saying...

March 21st, 2016

Robinson’s Re-Issues Are Must Haves For His Fans And Black Crowes Fans

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/UMG Written by: Philip Sayblack Early last year the Black Crowes announced that after more than two decades making music together the seminal Georgia-based rock band was calling it quits.  For some the split came as a surprise.  For others it was less of a surprise.  That is because brothers Chris and Rich—the band’s core—had been busy with their own...

March 6th, 2016

ALY Debuts ‘Wolves’ Video

Written by: Philip Sayblack Later this summer Another Lost Year will release its latest full-length studio recording.  The album, Alien Architect, is currently schedule to be released Friday, June 10th.  In anticipation of the album’s release, the band has debuted the video for its latest single, ‘Wolves.’ The video for ‘Wolves’ features footage of Another Lost Year’s members performing...

March 6th, 2016

Anthrax Takes Its Rightful Place On The Metal Throne With Its Latest LP

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records Written by: Philip Sayblack In 2015 veteran thrash metal outfit Slayer released its latest full-length album Repentless.  The band’s twelfth full-length studio recording, it was also the first new release from the band (at the time) in six years.  That means that it was one of the year’s most anticipated metal records.  Needless to say that it more than lived...

March 4th, 2016