All Shall Perish are like the Oakland Raiders, the football team from where the band resides; full of bad asses and if you’re a hater expect to get a ton of shit from their diehard fans, if not the rims of your car stolen. With people like Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Rob Flynn (Machine Head) citing the band as favorites, it’s only a matter a time before the franchise known as All Shall Perish starts to fill sports arenas themselves.
Set It Free is a 5-piece rock band from Brick, New Jersey who formed in 2010. The band recorded their first self-titled EP at Trax East Studio with Engineer Eric Rachel. This laid the foundation of their popularity with their local fans. The band is noted for their blend of uplifting pop/rock melodies and high energetic live performances. The band’s name, Set It Free, refers to the mindset of living everyday with freedom and a positive outlook in life.
The Dangerous Summer is an Indie/rock band from Ellicott City, Maryland. Check out the amazing new song, "Good Things" and get ready for the release!
Blackwater James has been called "straight up, invigorating, American hard rock", a "band of swagger", and "blazing a rock n’ roll revival", and they live up to every word on their sophomore release EP aptly titled VOL 1. with the hit single "Blackheart".
My Amends is a 5-piece South Florida-based hard rock band with a signature hard-driving, intensely-emotional sound and brutally honest lyrics that have established them as a credible music force. Since their inception in late 2008, My Amends have laid the groundwork to becoming one of the most intriguing bands in their genre and are proving they have only just begun to scratch the surface.
Founded on raw energy, sweat, and a bit of blood, the sound of The Baketones project has been lingering in receptive ears since the post-medieval industrial caveman era. Playing their little Baketone hearts out, seeking their own spot in this crazy world, the band continues on with more garage-banging tunes that can spark up many a fire.
Wretched from the remnants of Obsidian Reign in 2008 and recast into Hero's Last Rite, the band has quickly become a towering pillar in the New Brunswick metal community. Hero's Last Rite takes rein of the classic thrash and death metal sound and instills their own voice into it. The new 11 song album Inevitable is the End was recorded at Dan Rogers' Needlenose Studios, in Fredericton, N.B.
Hopeless Records is excited to welcome the newest members of the family, Philadelphia’s own, The Wonder Years. Made up of vocalist Soupy Campbell, guitarists Matt Brasch and Casey Cavaliere, bassist Josh Martin, drummer Mike Kennedy and keyboardist/guitarist Nick Steinborn, The Wonder Years are just six dudes here to bring you some pop-punk straight from the Keystone state.
Cholera is a progressive death metal project hailing from Ottawa, Canada. The band currently consists of Raphael Weinroth-Browne (guitars, drums, vocals, keyboards, piano, cello, oud) and Matthew Buller (fretted and fretless basses, additional vocals). Their debut EP, Enslaved Humanity, was written during late 2007-2008 and recorded during mid 2008 at The Gallery Studios in Ottawa, at which time both band members were only 16 years old.
New Orleans, Louisiana band MyNameIsJohnMichael is looking forward to an active 2011, playing The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and French Quarter Fest, all the while wrapping up their sophomore album, produced by Raymond Richards (producer on Local Natives “Gorilla Manor”), to be released later this year.
LoNero is one of those rare bands that stray away from trends and the beaten path. They are four musicians that got together to create a new genre of instrumental rock, Guitarcore, a genre all their own.
Born in Montebelluna (Treviso, Italy) in 1981, bass player Alberto Rigoni in 1998 founded, together with drummer Enrico Buttol, a well-known progressive-metal cover band, Ascra, performing mainly songs by Dream Theater. In 2003 he joined the emerging band Twinspirits, led by Daniele Liverani (Genius Rock Opera, Khymera, ex-Empty Tremor).
The Perms' 5th album is special. In an industry where bands are lucky to last past their first single, this group has stood the test of time and continued to find success in creating stick-in-your-head songs. Their friendship and shared passion for making music that matters has been the motivation that drives this band forward.
When Damion Suomi (Sue-me) stands before you on a slightly elevated stage you will find yourself wondering where exactly you heard the songs before that night, there is just something familiar about them; like they have always been inside you, but you never heard them actually sung before. Damion takes the stage as a nomad who just found his home again and will fight to stay in it as long as possible, empty and half empty beer bottles will surround him like a protective fence.
Acclaimed musician, producer and misfit singer-songwriter Jim Bianco reached out to his loyal fan base to fund his third full-length album. The result is Loudmouth, out on April 5th. Bianco, well-known for his live performance, has toured with artists such as Imogen Heap, Butch Walker, Concrete Blonde and Loudon Wainwright III.
Down From Up is an American hard rock band from Knoxville, Tennessee. Guitarists Andy Wood and Matt Brewster, along with drummer Andy Campbell, started the band in 2004 while playing in a cover band together. Although several other members have come and gone since then, the one thing that remains constant is the band's commitment to musicianship. However, it was the 2010 addition of Jordan Beach as lead vocalist that brought it all together.
Duff and his gang have been building a sound full up with earthy ground and pound. Sure there’s an undeniable streak of the platinum level hookery and crookery that took Duff to the very top of the candy mountain. But more so, look for a trashing about with the likes of Johnny Thunders and Hanoi Rocks, rifled through with a cocked ear to what was best about churning hard-edged alt. and indie rock through the '90s and noughts.
The story of Norris is a sordid affair of five musicians and their tale of determination and unwavering aspiration to make the most challenging and forward-thinking music possible. Not so long ago, Norris tirelessly spent much of their time making a name for themselves in the Thunder Bay, Ontario music scene and, although they still have a close fondness to their hometown, the need to branch out and leave the Thunder Bay basin and move around the country was inevitable.
Death Valley Driver have been bulldozing their red mud-fueled swamp metal since 2008 and like their namesake, the band will leave you with a sore neck and a few bruises. Since their inception they've shared the stage with Canadian rockers White Cowbell Oklahoma, Neuraxis, Fuck the Facts as well as East Coast heavyweights Iron Giant, The Motorleague, Black Moor and Orchid’s Curse.
Between The Buried And Me (aka BTBAM) is set to release their new album The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues on April 12, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The three-song strong, 30 minute tour de force was recorded at Canada's Metalworks Studios and Rattlebox Studios and produced and engineered by the Grammy award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, King Crimson, Dream Theater, etc.). Check out this 6 minute premiere of the song "Spectacular Reflection"