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The 1991 pedal aims to pack Pearl Jam’s Ten tones into a single stompbox

UK-based pedal retailer Funny Little Boxes has debuted its first original build, the 1991 – a pedal that aims to recreate the tones from Pearl Jam’s iconic album, Ten, released that year. “The 1991 is a dirt pedal that will provide everything from sparkly clean boost to face-melting distortion and...
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Tom Morello drops heavy-riffing new single with Bring Me the Horizon, Let's Get the Party Started

Tom Morello has recruited UK rockers Bring Me The Horizon for his brand-new single, Let's Get the Party Started. The track is the third from the Rage Against the Machine guitarist's forthcoming solo album The Atlas Underground Fire, following a “shredding Highway to Hell cover with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder and an original entitled Driving to Texas, with New York duo Phantogram.
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Cannibal Kids with Animal Sun and Raquel Lily

ATLANTA ROOM- Riding the success of their albums Bloom & deadheads, Cannibal Kids have garnered millions of streams and thousands of fans worldwide and across the net. Rooting South Florida, Damian Gutierrez (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Dustin Diaz (Lead Guitar), and Luke Faulkingham (Drums) have proven themselves to be excellent songwriters, competent producers, and show-stopping performers. Gathering major support in Miami with their refreshing tropical-pop sound, enthralling vocal melodies, infectious guitar riffs, and dancey grooves they.
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Byron Metcalf – Rhythms of Remembering (2021)

Rhythms of Remembering is a luminously-woven contemplative soundscape journey combining ecstatic drumming, sweeping vignettes of synthesizer and ambient guitar, and wind-riding flights of drifting flute, all of which simultaneously relax and transport the listener beyond ordinary reality. Through this potent tonic of pulsing beats, meticulous fractal synth tapestries, billowing guitar...

Lizzie Esau’s new indie rock anthem ‘Caffeine’ is a slice of the 90s

The track is about "the struggle to justify the choices you make..." Building on the momentum attained from her previous track ‘What If I Just Kept Driving’, Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Lizzie Esau today shares her explosive fourth single ‘Caffeine’. So far, the rising artist has been unapologetically varied in her approach,...

Tom Morello Teams Up With Bring Me The Horizon For New Party Anthem “Let’s Get The Party Started”

Tom Morello, known for co-founding Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage, has just released the third single off of his highly anticipated new album, The Atlas Underground Fire. The song, called “Let’s Get The Party Started” features Bring Me The Horizon and includes very Morello-like themes, such as the guitar riffs and heavy metal drums that are heard throughout their tracks.

Tom Morello releases ‘Let’s Get The Party Started’

Tom Morello has released a new single from his recently announced album project The Atlas Underground Fire. The original song “Let’s Get The Party Started” featuring Bring Me The Horizon is available digitally. “Bring Me The Horizon is really the current standard bearer of hard rock/metal today, and thank God...

Livløs share new video single, “The Purest Black“

Danish metal phenomenon Livløs have established themselves as an essential new name in the international metal scene, ready to shake up the landscape of modern death metal with their upcoming album, ‘And Then There Were None,’ out October 22 via Napalm Records. Their brand of Scandinavian melodic death metal – influenced by bands like At The Gatesand Carcass, and paired with American-rooted death metal in the vein of Death and The Black Dahlia Murder – has already earned the five-piece appearances at Copenhell, Eurosonic and Spot Festival.
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Rise Against's Zach Blair and Tim McIlrath on their Grateful Dead-inspired guitar interplay and making music with a message

In March 2020, Tim McIlrath was heading straight for what he calls a “post-album emotional collapse” – and then the pandemic hit. The Rise Against singer and guitarist had just wrapped work on his long-running Chicago political punk crew’s ninth record, Nowhere Generation, and he was ready to retreat into a “dark room with blackout curtains and not see anyone for a while.”

Gig Review: Artur Menezes, Malainey’s Grill, Long Beach, CA

Brazilian blues and rock guitarist, singer, songwriter Artur Menezes and his band of superb musicians, performed at Malainey’s Grill in Long Beach, CA on September 19th. Winner of the Gibson/Albert King Award for Best Guitarist by the Blues Foundation and winner of an Ernie Ball sponsored contest to perform at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, Artur Menezes is a superb feel player who blends vintage influences into his contemporary songwriting that draws from blues, melodic rock and funk. This night, Menezes brought with him award-winning Brazilian guitarist, Celso Salim, bass player Gui Bodi and drummer Julian Ho.

Top 10 Sick Puppies Songs

Our top 10 Sick Puppies songs introduces us to a rock band that has won almost every award they have been nominated for. Sick Puppies was formed in 1997 in a high school music room by vocalist and guitarist Shimon Moore and bassist Emma Anzai. At this time, the two were fighting over who would use the music after they coincidentally double-booked it. However, their love for similar artists/bands would create some bond between them join hands playing Silverchair, Green Day, and Rage Against the Machine songs. They would later take the bold move to compose their music. The band would later recruit drummer Chris Mileski to fill up its lineup. The band didn’t have much ability to have them record, so when the Triple J Unearthed band competition was open in 2000, they registered to try their luck.

The 10 Best Def Leppard Songs of All-Time

Def Leppard started in 1977 in Sheffield, England. They were one of the most influential British heavy metal groups in the 80s. Pete Willis and Rick Savage formed the group when they were teenagers alongside Joe Elliot and Tony Kenning. However, there were several lineup changes throughout the years. One of the first was when the group fired Willis for excessive drinking during the album “Pyromania” recording sessions and replaced him with Phil Collen. According to the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “the band defined visual theatricality.” Every time Def Leppard took the stage, fans knew they’d see a show that featured not only amazing songs that ignited the arena but also visually impressive sets, including unprecedented pyrotechnics. Even with the ups and downs of the group’s career, nothing seemed to be able to stop them. Even after Rick Allen lost his arm in a car accident, he didn’t quit. Instead, he crafted a drum set altered for his disability and still ignited amphitheaters and stadiums. Artists from all genres of music, including Metallica, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga, all drew inspiration from this group. These are the 10 best Def Leopard Songs of all time.

How Mark Tremonti Turned Pandemic Blues Into Metal Gold

On 2018’s ‘A Dying Machine’ melodic metallers Tremonti unfurled a fantastical sci-fi concept set in a bleak, otherworldly dystopia. Two years later, band leader Mark Tremonti found himself—much like the rest of the planet—living in one. Initially plagued by self doubt and creative inaction as Covid took hold, the guitarist eventually rediscovered his mojo and used that experience to fashion ‘Marching in Time’, possibly the most explosive, anthemic and emotionally gripping album of his storied career.

Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room – The Road (2021)

Guitarist Barry Goudreau, former member of Boston, recently announced the formation of his new band Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room. The blues/rock outfit includes his former RTZ bandmates Brian Maes on lead vocals and keyboards, as well as Tim Archibald on bass. On this album, Barry returns to his classic rock roots mixed with searing solos and chugging riffs.

A look at OLP and Moist at Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival

[The second half of a report on the festival from Ottawa correspondent Ross Macdonald. – AC]. Friday night at Ottawa CityFolk was reminiscent of Summersault tours of years gone by with three alt-rock bands tearing up the stage: Command Sisters, Moist, and Our Lady Peace. The Command Sisters were first...

PARADOX Do a Comeback with ‘Heresy II – End of a Legend’

When today’s thrash metal classic “Heresy” was released in 1990, the world was different. The internet was nearly unknown. Mobiles were as big as buffalo bones. Wacken Open Air was a party for the village louts. These are stories from a long forgotten time. But Charly Steinhauer and his band Paradox are still here and release the upcoming thrash classic “Heresy II – End of a Legend” with a brand new lin- up.

Edge of Paradise share lyric video for “Tidal Wave”

Los Angeles based Edge of Paradise released their new studio album, ‘The Unknown’ this past Friday via Frontiers Music Srl. Today, the band has released a new lyric video from the album for the track ‘Tidal Wave.’ Order/save ‘The Unknown’ on CD/Color Vinyl/Digital HERE: [LINK – official music video embedded below].

10 Of The Heaviest Rock Albums Ever Released

I recall with fondness when my friends and I used to argue over who was the hardest band, who was most outrageous, etc. and being teenagers we were of course experts on the subject. But sometimes I think rock and roll has no greater therapeutic value than at a time you don’t worry about the business side, and concentrate on the music and image. Today that’s not possible. Many many people can do their own albums with their computers, ProTools and other programs and apps that sound as good as the old records, but the playing no doubt would leave something to be desired in most cases. Point there is, the business is closer than ever and the magic is farther in the background. If you’re in a place like LA, NYC, Chicago or some larger city that has studios, it’s one thing, but the only “studios” in NW Arkansas were just little hives for local businesses to do radio commercials, and a few had some 4 track or a little larger 16 track machines.

ALBUM REVIEW: The Lathums - How Beautiful Life Can Be

Despite this Wigan four-piece only being around since 2018, they are living proof that despite the pandemic bands need the opportunity to perform live to develop and build up their fan base. Prior to playing at the 2019 Kendal Calling festival at the request of Tim Burgess (The Charlatans); The Lathums biggest gig was their local pub, The Crown.