“It’s important to keep your head up and stay focused” – Introducing: Hinayana

Austin, Texas-based melodic death-doom metal unit Hinayana have been turning heads in the metal scene since their formation in 2014, starting out as a one-man-band spearheaded by frontman Casey Hurd. Now, after releasing their crushing 2018 full-length Order Divine and subsequently securing the attention of Napalm Records, Hinayana were poised to release their new musical […]

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“Putting a band together and keeping it running smoothly isn’t always easy” – interview with Robert Dexter of Kings County

Originally from New York & Massachusetts, Kings County performed throughout the northeast at all the major venues including the top ski resorts in New England. In 2000 the band was hired by Disney World as the house band at Pleasure Island. Since 2000 the band has performed over 2000 shows. Along with performances at Disney World, the band has played shows from Maine to New Orleans, and internationally at the Hard Rock Café in Cancun, Mexico. The band has also supported American Idol’s Bo Bice on his 2006 tour with enthusiastic response. The band made a strong comeback with their brand new video for the latest song, “Bleed These Tears”. Here’s our interview with the band’s vocalist, Robert Dexter!

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“Our music blends a ton of genres” – introducing: Gone in April

Gone In April came to life in 2011, with the release of their debut album, ‘We Are But Human’. With the release of their second album, Threads Of Existence, in 2016, the band continues to unite a diverse palette of metal genres, such as symphonic, death, speed, and goth. The band received praise from the international metal community and performed within North America as well as Asia. We had the opportunity to talk with the violinist and vocalist, Julie Bélanger, and also with the guy behind the drumset, Yanic Bercier.

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Epic and mysterious – introducing: Behold the Void

Behold the Void was formed in 2015 when Daniil Kaverin (vox) met Evgeny Novoseltsev (guitar), Roman Vasilev (guitar), and Artem Kobachevsky (bass). The band started to search for a specific atmosphere and sound they wanted to hear in their music. As a main genre guys picked deathcore, however, the great part of inspiration also came from djent, downtempo deathcore, and black metal.

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Introducing: AtWood

Hailing from the fertile rock breeding ground of Milan, Italy, Atwood introduced themselves to the local scene with the release of their first single – Black Mirror, which was just the beginning of a storyline. Their debut EP, “at odds”, delivered in November 2018, has been defined as “a seamless blend of pop, alternative rock, synth and electronics and some post-hardcore influences flowing into one melting pot of sound, enriched by alluring vocals”.

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Introducing: Firing All Cylinders

Firing All Cylinders represent the explosive sound, excitement, and intensity of heavy metal with influences from the past and present. The group incorporates classic rock n’ roll sound inspired by bands like AC/DC and Black Sabbath. Add a dash of modern metal bands such as KoRn, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down, and Slipknot to build the band’s iconic sound. In a short period of time, Firing All Cylinders has rapidly gained success with unique aggressive sounds and performances which became trademark qualities of the group. Here’s our interview with the band’s vocalist, Rix Boker!

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Introducing: Hot Sunday Blood

Hot Sunday Blood’s mesmerizing sound primarily comes from the heavier sphere of grunge/alternative metal, but each band member uniquely affects the sound due to their involvement in metal, stoner, grunge, black metal, prog, and new wave bands and projects.

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“Devil Electric is a hideous sapient creature created in an unorthodox scientific experiment”

Fronted by the gracious and haunting female presence of Pierina O’Brien, Devil Electric is a riff-heavy 4-piece rock n’ roll band from Melbourne, Australia. Taking musical cues from the hard rock greats of the ’70s and combining them with powerful, female-fronted vocals, Devil Electric have gained fast recognition across local and global stages with their dark, signature sound.

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“When you attend a live rock gig, you can feel something different in the air that changes you forever” – introducing: The Kanz

They say if you like pop-punk then you should watch out for The Kanz. Familiar genres can also be heard but ultimately the listener is immersed in The Kanz’s new futuristic party rock world and dramatic vision. An assured musical confidence creating a wall of sound encapsulating a deep inner reflection and at times a message of rebirth: a return to the true awareness of today’s human condition.

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