‘Defy’ Defies Critics’ Words And Proves To Be A Big Step Forward For Of Mice & Men

Courtesy: Rise Records By Philip Sayblack Of Mice & Men is back and back at it again. The band released its latest album this past week, and will hit the road in support of the album, Defy, next week. The band’s fifth full-length studio recording, it is a work that lives up to audiences’ expectation. What’s more, it is a work that is certain to earn the band even more audiences considering...

January 23rd, 2018
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Not A Singles Set, ‘Grimmest Hits’ is One of BLS’ Best Albums To Date

Courtesy: eOne By Philip Sayblack This coming Sunday, veteran hard rock band Black Label Society will make its way to North Carolina’s capital city as part of its tour in support of its brand new album Grimmest Hits. Despite the album’s title, it is not a hits collection. It is in fact a brand new collection of songs from guitar great Zakk Wylde and company. One that once more proves why BLS is...

January 22nd, 2018
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‘Psychotic Symphony’ Is A Brilliant Work From Some Of Progressive Rock’s “Titans”

Courtesy: InsideOut Music By Philip Sayblack Late next month, progressive metal outfit Sons of Apollo will make its way to Nroth Carolina as part of its tour in support of its debut album Psychotic Symphony. The performance is scheduled for Feb. 13 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro. Audiences who have yet to experience this new recording from the long time friends — Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, Winery...

January 19th, 2018
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‘You Worry Me’ Gives Audiences More Hope Than “Worry” About Rateliff & Co.’s Next Album

Courtesy: Stax Records By Philip Sayblack Indie rock outfit Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats return this spring with its latest album Tearing at the Seams. In anticipation of its release, the band this week released the album’s lead single ‘You Worry Me,’ This first taste of the group’s upcoming album is a good start for the album’s promotion. That is due in no small part to the song’s...

January 12th, 2018
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DiBello’s Fourth LP Could Be The One That Finally “Heats” Up His Career

Courtesy: Chipster PR By Philip Sayblack Veteran guitarist Lou DiBello likely is not one of the most well-known figures in the mainstream rock community. That is despite his impressive resume, which includes honors graduate of the famed Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California playing countless shows across his home state of Illinois and even serving as a founding member of ESP. He has even released...

December 21st, 2017
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QUEEN – “News of the World” (40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set)

QUEEN - News of the World (40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set) / Hollywood Records Written by Christopher Long It was 40 years ago this fall season when the legendary British band, Queen, dropped a landmark record. In those days, the rock LP format was truly special – honest and pure works presenting listeners with significant, relevant and deeply personal social and artistic statements. Along with...

November 23rd, 2017
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Sleep Signals’ New EP Sure To “Wake Up” More New Fans

Courtesy: O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Early this past September, underground rock act Sleep Signals released its latest studio recording, its EP At The End of the World to the masses. The six-song record, which features musical arrangements that will appeal to fans of Avenged Sevenfold, is a strong effort from the Minneapolis, MN-based band. That is due in part to a diverse array...

November 22nd, 2017
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JIMMY BUFFETT – “Buried Treasure”

JIMMY BUFFETT – Buried Treasure (Mailboat Records) Written by Christopher Long In a day when “icon” has become hackneyed to the point of impotence, the name Jimmy Buffett continues to define the term perfectly. An acclaimed singer, chart-busting musician and savvy businessman, Buffett’s greatest gift has always been his keen knack for storytelling – as a songwriter, entertainer and...

November 18th, 2017
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Outlaws & Moonshine’s Debut LP Will Appeal To Every Southern Rock Fan

Courtesy: Nemesis Records/Vanity Music Group By Philip Sayblack Imagine for a moment, southern rock fans, what would happen if a band took the easygoing influences of The Allman Brothers Band, crossed that with the slightly edgier sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd and crossed that mix with more modern influences from the likes of Shooter Jennings, Blues Saraceno, and Brand New Sin (among other similar acts)...

November 14th, 2017
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“Heavy Is The Head” by Tropidelic, eclectic for the soul!

Written by: Matty Out of Cleveland, Ohio is where the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame resides.  Also it is where famous rap group Bone Thugs N Harmony resides.  Soon, Tropidelic will be a household name from Cleveland, especially with their release via LAW Records entitled “Heavy Is The Head”. Tropidelic is a six-piece band that probably combines as many different styles...

November 10th, 2017
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