Doll Skin Tapped To Join OTEP On Upcoming “Equal Rights Equal Lefts” Tour

CourtesyL EMP Label Group/Rise Records Written by: Philip Sayblack Doll Skin is hitting the road this summer with OTEP. The up-and-coming rock quartet has announced that it will join OTEP on the upcoming Equal Rights Equal Lefts Tour.  The tour launches July 21st in Sonora, California and currently runs through August 29th in Santa Ana, California.  The roughly four and a half week tour also ...

June 28th, 2016

Apollo Under Fire’s Debut LP Now Available

Courtesy: Cavigold, LLC/EMP Label Group/eOne/SPV GMBH Written by: Philip Sayblack EMP Label Group has yet another new addition to its stable. The independent record label owned by Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson has added Apollo Under Fire to its roster.  The Florida-based band released its new self-titled LP earlier this month through a partnership with Cavigold Records, LLC, eOne and SPV GMBH. ...

June 27th, 2016

‘Paco And John’ Is Another Impressive Entry In Eagle Rock’s Montreux Live Series

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Montreux Sounds/Universal Music Group Written by: Philip Sayblack Fans of John McLaughlin have new reason to be excited this week.  That is because Eagle Rock Entertainment and Montreux Sounds have released a new archived performance by the veteran guitarist.  Paco An John Live at Montreux 1987 was released this Friday, June 24th.  The triple-disc set is not...

June 27th, 2016

ALY Unveils New Video; Announces New Live Dates

Written by: Philip Sayblack Another Lost Year has some big news for fans. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based band has unveiled a new music video and announced a new slate of live dates.  The newly released video is the companion piece to the song ‘We All Die Alone.’  The song is taken from the band’s new album Alien Architect.  The video sees front man Clinton Cunanan in a cemetery as...

June 22nd, 2016

ALY Could Be Anything But Alien To Audiences Thanks To ‘Alien Architect’

Courtesy: EM Label Group/Mirage M’Hal Records Written by: Philip Sayblack Support independent music.  Who hasn’t heard or spoken those words at one point or another when discussing the acts being played across America’s major corporate radio stations?  For all of the acts that are lucky enough to get their music on the radio there are just as many independent acts out there working to...

June 8th, 2016

Cage9 Set To Enlighten Audiences With Its New Album, ‘Illuminator’

Written by: Philip Sayblack Cage9 has officially been released. One of the latest additions to Dave Ellefson’s EMP Label Group, the band released its new album Illuminator this past Friday, June 3rd.  The album was released via eOne in the United States and Triple Vision Entertainment in Japan.  It is schedule for release later this year in Europe via SPV.  The band unveiled the video for the...

June 7th, 2016

CD Review of Another Lost Year’s Alien Architect

Written by: Cindy McBride The first time I heard of the band Another Lost Year,  was when I photographed the Rock the Yard concert in Kernersville NC back in 2014. I remember they did a cover of a Cop Car by Keith Urban, along with numerous songs of their own.  I can remember sitting in the photo pit and thinking,  wow these guys are going to go somewhere someday.  Well ladies and gentlemen...

June 6th, 2016

‘Dust’ Won’t Gather Much “Dust” In Listeners’ Music Libraries

Courtesy: Fret 12 Records Written by: Philip Sayblack Mark Tremonti is one of the hardest working people in the rock community today.  Between working on the next Alter Bridge album, scheduling dates for the band’s tour, and promoting his latest solo album Dust Tremonti definitely keeps himself busy.  Speaking of Dust, it was released worldwide this past April.  This latest album, his third...

June 6th, 2016

Hatebreed Offers Up Another “Rock Solid” Record In Its Latest LP

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records Written by: Philip Sayblack A little more than twenty years ago Hatebreed first made its presence known in the New England metal community.  It is one of the richest and most revered in the metal community.  That is because it has produced a number of the nation’s biggest names in metal for more than thirty years.  Ever since its formation so long ago, Hatebreed...

June 5th, 2016

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Stripped’ “Sequel” Is A Solid New Live Recording

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Universal Music Group Written by: Philip Sayblack Fans of The Rolling Stones have a lot of reason to celebrate this week.  Two of the band’s members—guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts—celebrated birthdays this week.  And today the band has released its latest live offering Totally Stripped.  The hybrid tour documentary/live recording is...

June 4th, 2016