Friday, April 29, 2016

Artist Spotlight (April 27th, 2016) FOREVER STILL

With ferocious enthusiasm I am proud to bring you this week's Spotlight Artist:

Forever Still

Maja Shining, Mikkel Haastrup, Maja Partsch and Dennis Stockmarr make up Forever Still, the female fronted rock back from Copenhgen, Denmark.  I have to say that I haven’t heard a voice in rock music this beautiful since Amy Lee and Evanescence.  Forever Still are a completely honest and emotional in-your-face heavy rock band with no excuses. The band's wide array of brooding beats, atmospheric electronic textures, and stocky guitar riffs, all compliment vocal powerhouse Maja Shining's emotionally revealing lyrics, which range from soft lullaby tones to scathing and aggressive full throttle screams. 
You've got to check them out on their Facebook page.  They are simply amazing!

CD Review - Murderock "Splatter Generation"

Murderock - Splatter Generation (As reviewed on April 27th, 2016)

Band Bio:

Where is the band from?
Devil’s Lick, NV
Who are the band members?
The Ferox clan consists of Franky Ferox (guitar), Paulie Ferox (bass), Zachie Ferox (drums), Freddie Ferox (vocals), Sammy Ferox (screams), Edie “Momma” Ferox (moral support)
How long has the band been together?
Days, years, decades, eons…time is irrelevant. 
Did any members of the band work in other musical projects before this?
Are any of the members of the band currently in any side projects?
Does necrophilia count as a “side project?” 
Where was the album made?
At a place called Dog Water studios.
Who produced the album?
Rick Spagnola and the Ferox clan…he did such a nice job we even let him live.
Who does the songwriting?
God…transcribed by Freddie.
Who are your musical influences?
The screams of the innocent, painful moans and wailing, metal blades cutting bone…typical stuff.
What was the message or goal of this album?
Violence is fun for the whole family.
Do you plan on touring to promote this album?
We go where we want to go and when we want to. 
What are your goals for the future?
Global domination.
Where can people buy your music?

CD Review:

Favorite songs: Cut You to Pieces, Dead Girls are Easy
Splatter Generation features songs that have horroresque titles. Some of these include Cemetery Man, Dead Girls are Easy, The New York Ripper and 7 Doors of Death. Overall, Murderock has a very tight and heavy sound. Each song has its own flavor (rock, punk, etc) which in itself brings a special unique atmosphere to Splatter Generation. Freddie’s vocals on top of hard hitting drums and guitar will leave you wanting more and more….and then more after that. 
This horror album makes great use of sound effects such as chainsaws and ticking clocks to bring their message to light.  It’s a fun tribute to the horror genre.  I could see various horror movies in my mind as I was listening to Splatter Generation. 
I recommend this album to anyone who enjoys hard and heavy rock and metal, but also the horror movie genre.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Artist Spotlight (April 20th, 2016) ALICIA ERIS

This week's Spotlight Artist:

Alicia Eris!

In the beginning of 2013, Alicia Eris began writing and planning her first solo music project titled "Retrospective '12," with fellow Class Faction member, producer/co-writer Dane Diamond. According to Alicia, "My new sound is a cross between the bluesy sounds of Amy Winehouse and the alternative-soul sounding group The Internet." The EP will be released in the summer of 2013.

As swiped from her bandcamp page:

In the beginning of 2013, Alicia Eris began writing and planning her first solo music project titled "Retrospective '12," with... fellow Class Faction member, producer/co-writer Dane Diamond. According to Alicia, "My new sound is a cross between the bluesy sounds of Amy Winehouse and the alternative-soul sounding group The Internet." The EP will be released in the summer of 2013.        

An amazing artist.  You should definitely check out her music.  Go. Now!          

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Artist Spotlight (April 13th, 2016) SCIENCE AND THE BEAT

Lovingly chosen as this week's spotlight artist:

Science and the Beat

Graciously ripped from their Facebook page:

Multi-instrumentalists Tasha Katrine and Rob Zilla have been carving out their creative vision since being introduced in their teens. The approach has been dexterous, mixing live shows with elaborate video and lighting installations – most notably as More Machine Than Man. As a fixture in the Goth Industrial scene, the pair was conscious of the expectations and rigid identity that develops with a long-term project. To keep those limitations from becoming self-imposed, the mission became letting creativity have free reign. Future Blue, then, sounds like actualization: two people growing into their cynicism and finding it to be just as potent as their youthful yearnings. Produced by Wade Alin (Christ Analogue, The Atomica Project) Future Blue pulsates with clean, taut synths that create something like a strop for the sharp and decisive use of guitar. For the subject matter, it is fitting that the title be just as evocative: blue as tranquil, hopeful and expansive? Or the hue we use to illustrate our woes?

 - Monet Harris

If you've never heard Science and the Beat, you really don't know what you are missing!

CD Review - Mouce "Black Tiger"

Mouce - Black Tiger (As reviewed on April 13th, 2016)

Artist Bio:

Mouce was founded in 1984.  Their members are Mouce, and Low-G.  They reside in Seminole County, Florida. 

Taken from their Facebook page:

I introduce you to Mouce aka Mouce Trap.

This Orlando native began selling homemade cds and tapes made on a karaoke machin
...e in high school. Shortly after, Mouce started his own record company Low-G Records.

"I've always held myself to a higher standard and never made excuses< " says Mouce.

Recently, he collaborated with DJ Burn One on (2) mixtapes entitled: "Til Da World Blow Up" and "Nikola Tesla."

Digital release for Mouce's latest mixtape, SLIDES and VIBES Coming Soon!! * Stay Tuned *

CD Review:
Black Tiger

My favorite songs on the album were  "Know Me Like Dat" and "Money Come Round"

This album is quite the interesting piece.  The beats and melodies used behind the raps themselves only add to the atmosphere of this album.  Overall, the messages I got from the songs on Black Tiger is about being real, being yourself and not letting others get you down.  I don’t usually go out of my way to listen to rap/hip hop, but there were times during the time spent listening to this recording that I found myself tapping my foot and dancing in my chair. It had a really awesome groove.  I do recommend this mixtape, as they called it, to anyone who enjoys rap.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
I could feel the intent behind the words and the beats and although I am not fond of rap/hip hop as a general rule, I definitely enjoy what I consider to be the good stuff, and Black Tiger by Mouce IS the good stuff!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Artist Spotlight April 6th, 2016) WE PREDICT A RIOT

You never know who is going to show up during the artist spotlight!  This week it is:

We Predict a Riot!

Lovingly stolen from their Facebook page:

Originating from Carson City, Nevada in 2012, We Predict a Riot has created a name for themselves in Northern Nevada, and su...rrounding areas. With engaging melodic lyrics and heavy break-downs, their music is enjoyed by a variety of different music fans. It’s hard to not get into their songs, simply because the lyrics are from the heart, along with the catchy sound of the band. WPAR's influences are: Asking Alexandria, We Came as Romans, As I Lay Dying, and I The Breather, to name a few.

The dynamics of We Predict a Riot are not something that you can fake, they are a group of best friends that has created a bond that is unbreakable. This band is focused, and they aren't stopping until they reach the top!

These 6 guys from Carson City, NV have ambitions that surpass the stars, and no one will stand in their way. The expectations that everyone has for this band will always be exceeded.
From a band that was started by a few friends, in a town that most people haven't ever heard of, has blossomed into something greater than the sum of its parts. WPAR creates music that makes its listeners compelled to participate in, and that fans can relate to. They have taken the area by storm. We Predict a Riot has accomplished so much by hard work and dedication and have so much more to give.

Definitely give these guys a listen and a like on their page!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Artist Spotlight (March 30th, 2016) THE SHAMES

No, I didn't forge to post a blog for the artist spotlight. I was simply busy being out of town.

But, here they are, the spotlight artist for March 30th, 2016:

The Shames

All I can say about this trio (two girls, one guy) is that they are amazing.  Check out their Facebook page by clicking on their picture above!