KXM’s Sophomore Album Is A Focused New Effort

Courtesy: Rat Pak Records By Philip Sayblack This past March, rock outfit KXM released its sophomore album Scatterbrain to the masses.  The album is a solid new effort from the “super group,” which is composed of Ray Luzier (Korn) on drums, George Lynch (Lynch Mob) on guitar and dUg Pinnick (King’s X) on bass and vocals. That is evident early on in the album’s prog-metal infused title track...

August 29th, 2017
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‘The Grinding Wheel’ Shows Overkill Is Still “Grinding” It Out Successfully

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack The countdown to the year’s end is officially on, and that means for the music industry, the push is officially on to start assembling those annual year-end “Best Of” lists.  One of the lists that this critic in particular has seen overflowing with impressive titles is that of the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums.  New releases from...

August 27th, 2017
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‘Sleeping Lions’ Is Another Successful Effort From Otherwise

Courtesy: Century Media Records By Philip Sayblack Otherwise is preparing to hit the road this weekend for a series of live dates in support of its latest full-length studio recording Sleeping Lions.  The band’s third album, it is scheduled to be released Sept. 22 in stores and online, and continues the success brought through the band’s first two albums – True Love Never Dies (2012) and Peace...

August 18th, 2017
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Sleep Signals Announce New Live Dates

Courtesy: O'Donnell Media By Philip Sayblack Hard rock outfit Sleep Signals will hit the road next month. The band will embark on “The Autumn Rebellion Tour” beginning Sept. 7 in Butte, MT. The nearly month-long tour runs through Oct. 1 in Mankatto, MN and includes stops in Denver, CO; Fort Worth, TX; Salt Lake City, UT and a number of other cities across the country. The Scars Heal in Time...

August 18th, 2017
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After The Burial Destroys Their Hometown Area at Warped Tour

There was something truly magical to behold at the Vans Warped Tour.  The Minneapolis music scene is absolutely alive and well and Minneapolis natives After The Burial proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt during the Vans Warped Tour stop in Shakopee, Minnesota. It was noticeably missing that After The Burial was without their guitar player Justin Lowe, who was found dead in 2015 in Somerset,...

August 17th, 2017
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Villain Of The Story Opens Up Warped Tour With A Bang!

​We were scrambling as we got the amazing opportunity to cover the Vans Warped Tour for MUEN Magazine and Madness To Creation, along with Nik’s publications, the Iowa State Daily and Daily Times Herald, which is a newspaper out of Carroll, Iowa! I heard so much about Villain Of The Story and was scrambling to get the schedule, get to the press tent to see when our interview schedule was,...

August 15th, 2017
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Chris Bowes of Alestorm sits down with MUEN Magazine to Discuss Warped Tour and “Mexico”!

Contributor’s Note: If there was a pirate font or some type of translator I could use to transcribe this particular interview with Chris Bowes, the vocalist of Alestorm, I absolutely would!  In a world where it seems like 86% of the songs are about emotions, broken relationships, and hating their parents, Alestorm has flipped the script and created some of the most fun music out there...

August 15th, 2017
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Steven Nathan of Don’t Believe In Ghosts Discusses “Give It Meaning”, “Prince” and “Getting Inspired” with MUEN!

Written by:  Matty Editor’s Note:  I do not say this lightly when I say that “Give It Meaning” by Don’t Believe In Ghosts could seriously be under consideration for one of the records of 2017!  Steven Nathan, former frontman of Man On Earth, created an album that is chocked full of melodies, plenty of musicianship, and all around heartfelt moments!  Don’t Believe In Ghosts even...

August 14th, 2017
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Strange Karma’s New LP Will Appeal to Any Classic Rock Fan

Courtesy: Chipster PR By Philip Sayblack Early this year, Strange Karma released its latest album Cold Blooded to the masses.  The 10-song, 41-minute record, is a work that will appeal easily to fans of Savatage, Queensryche, Poison and other similar acts.  That is due in part to the musical arrangements presented throughout the record.  They will be discussed shortly.  The songs’ lyrical content...

August 14th, 2017
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Scott Stapp Joins, Drowning Pool, Others For Make America Rock Again Tour

Courtesy: O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Scott Stapp is back on the road again. The former Creed front man and current Art of Anarchy front man has joined Drowning Pool, Sick Puppies, Trapt and Adelita’s Way for the Make America Rock Again Tour.  Launched last week, the tour is currently scheduled to run through Sept. 30 in Reno, NV.  The tour’s schedule includes performances in...

August 13th, 2017
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