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INTERVIEW – CRYPITUS

Check out CRYPITUS as they take on the A-Z interview below…

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music:

Pete: When I was a really young kid I loved doo-wop music so probably Rockin’ Robin.

Zach: Metallica’s master of puppies and Pantera’s Cowboys from Hell.

Joe: Frayed ends of Sanity by Metallica.

Doug: 99 Ways to Die – Megadeth

Best Experience While On Tour:

Pete: Crowd surfing at the Psychostick show we played.

Zach: Our airbnb in Baltimore. I felt really pampered

Joe: Canada is cool.

Doug: We had some amazing beach time in Quincy on this last tour!

Cover you would really like to do?

Pete: Good Mourning/Black Friday by Megadeth

Zach: Toto – Africa

Joe: I don’t like covers that much.

Doug: The Ultra-Violence – Death Angel

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features:

Pete: “Now we all live in a world with danger”

Zach: Check out Symphony #1

Doug: “In the dark of the world where they all lay, broken matter, dreams are shatters such disarray.”

Easiest Song You Wrote:

Pete: Symphony #1 because Doug already had it written.

Zach: No such thing

Joe: Doug writes most stuff. Breakdown is easy though.

Doug: Seriously, what are easy songs to write.

Favourite album/single/EP you have released:

Pete: Our demo still kicks some ass.

Zach: Our full length… Not released yet

Joe:  We have a demo and a single that are cool.

Doug: Danger is the best yet!

Greatest Show/Festival You Have Played:

Pete: The Psychostick show

Zach: The first time we went to Lewiston Maine. It was fucking nuts.

Joe: I don’t know about greatest but sammys patio in revere beach is cool.

Doug: Im gunna second Zach on this one.

Happiest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band:

Pete: Getting to make music with my best friends.

Zach: The moment we realized Joe Minard II was in it for the long haul

Joe: Just hanging with friends makes me happy.

Doug: First successful tour!

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members:

Pete: I was born in Texas.

Zach: Dougles Friends pronounced dug-els friend, and it’s really his real name.

Joe: Zach has lots of puppies

Doug: Zach is the master of most reality.

Jokes You Have In The Band:

Pete: Our song Out of Line is really called Apple Pie

Zach: The cumming of the whale snake… Cumming soon

Doug: Our members hahahah

Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song:

Pete: Breakdown or Danger

Zach: Danger

Joe: Danger

Doug: Ash

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show:

Pete: 5+ hours to Maine or Connecticut

Zach: Richmond VA. It’s a few hours away

Joe: I can’t remember 5+ hours to a few places.

Doug: Richmond was ten hour hours from home atleast.

Movie That Best Represents The Band:

Pete: Fear and Loathing

Zach: Don’t mess with the Zohan

Doug: Bill and Ted

New Band You’d Recommend:

Pete: Epicenter

Zach: Obtusum

Joe: An Unction in Braille

Doug: Xenophile.

Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal:

Pete: Exmortus or Between the Buried and me

Zach: Blotted science

Doug: Vovoid

Place You’d Most Like To Tour:

Pete: Australia

Zach: Singapore…. Hong Kong…. Seoul Sydney

Doug: Scandinavia

Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers:

Pete: “Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.”

Zach: Always keep a jar of marbles. Don’t lose them

Doug: Be the creator of your own fate.

Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release:

Pete: Our latest single was just the song name “Danger”

Zach: I have no idea

Doug: Our forthcoming is nameless at the moment.

See Us Live At:

Florence Ma 7-19

Wallingford Ct 7-20

Mechanicville Ny 7-21

Auburn Me 7-22

Revere Me 8-24

Rutland Vt 8-25

Richmond Me 9-1

Wallingford Ct 9-7

Burlington Vt 9-29

The First Song You Ever Played Together As A Band:

Pete: Breakdown, I think

Zach: No idea. It was 1 of 5

Joe: I think when I joined we played breakdown first.

Doug: It was one of the songs off the demo.

Unusual Merchandise:

Pete: We have T-shirts, patches, and stickers. Not that unusual.

Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs:

Pete: We’re always making changes or variations to our songs.

Doug: I’m always down for autobles

Worst Experience On Tour:

Pete: Doug being really hungover.

Zach: Having the owner tell us to leave before the shooting.

Doug: This fucking parking garage in Montreal that were being super shitty to me and ended like taking 30 CAD from me and I never even got a parking spot.

X-rays Or Any Other Treatments For Band Related Injuries:.

Pete: I broke my knee in a mosh pit with Doug and had to get it x-rayed, CT scanned, and drained of 100 ccs of blood. Still played our set that night too.

Doug: I broke Pete’s knee.

Your Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played:

Pete: Psychostick.

Zach: Psychostick.

Joe: Too many to name.

Doug: We had a basement show for my 21st Birthday that was pretty wild.

Zoo Animal That Best Describes The Band:

Pete: Chimpanzee

Zach: The duck billed platypus. We’re really unique and we have venomous spurs on our heels

Joe: giraffe.

Doug: Monkeys; better keep an eye out for all the shit we are throwing your way!

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LIFELUST – SOCIOCIDE – REVIEW

Is our society falling into a state of self-destruction? This is the question alternative metal Band Lifelust are asking in their latest release ‘Sociocide’.

The track itself has a deeper context, far from that of something simplistic and plain, instead delving into something much more serious. The tracks focal point is its title ‘Sociocide’, the “the self-destruction of a society” and in the track, falling into oblivion. From a deeper insight, lyrically this track as previously stated knocks down into something more serious, a factor that can sometimes be lost within the complexity of the tracks rhythm and breakdowns. However, Lifelust hit the mark with ‘Sociocide’, spreading their internal message across very cleverly. In terms of its post-hardcore balance, the tracks smooth transition from screams to cleans is well achieved, leaving no gaps and saturating the outer presence of the song. Whole the track is mainly atmospherically dark and heavy, the opening clean vocal segment at the beginning of the track is perhaps the one part that doesn’t fit quite as well. By no means does it not work, because it has a place, but at the same time seems a little odd, and is quickly shadowed compared to the rest of the track.

Overall, Lifelust have come out with a track that pushes the importance of meaning in a track and just how it can push a track forward. Lifelust have given ‘Sociocide’ a purpose, something fulfilling that they can spread, that they should be proud of.

Rating: 8/10

INTERVIEW – SHOUT

Swedish rock band SHOUT are the next band ready to take the A-Z interview all about their experiences and upcoming releases.

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music: If you want blood with AC/DC

Best Experience While On Tour: A day off in Barcelona hanging on the beach ain´t bad

Cover you would really like to do? Come out and play with Twisted Sister

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features: our lyrics ain´t very deep haha! The deepest message is probably to live free!

Easiest Song You Wrote: Scream!Shout!

Favourite album/single/EP you have released: we haven’t released it yet but it will be our upcoming album PEOPLE OF THE NIGHT

Greatest Show/Festival You Have Played: we have only played one gig with SHOUT so far, we played at BULLETs release party for their new album Dust to gold. And it was a great gig and we had a blast!

Happiest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band: every time you get to hit the stage you´re one happy camper!

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members: one of us have had a black belt in martial arts 😉

Jokes You Have In The Band: oh I don’t know, we joke about anything we can laugh about in the moment, we are probably pretty bad at jokes haha!

Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song: Scream! Shout!

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show:  the longest travelled distance would be from Sweden to Maryland for one show, its 6595 km if you ask siri haha!

Movie That Best Represents The Band: That’s a hard one! Detroit rock city perhaps?

New Band You’d Recommend:

Us! SHOUT! We are a new band just releasing our debut album this fall titeled PEOPLE OF THE NIGHT

Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal: judas priest

Place You’d Most Like To Tour: USA or Japan

Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers:

If you think you are too old to rock n roll, then you are! “Lemmy Kilmister”

Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release: The title of our forthcoming release is PEOPLE OF THE NIGHT and it’s a tribute to all the headbanging rockers out there!

See Us Live At: Unknown at the time

The First Song You Ever Played Together As A Band: 

haha! I have no idea!

Unusual Merchandise: we are thinking of getting black unicorns, we just have to find them first!

Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs: 

its always fun with live versions and do some sing along parts.

Worst Experience On Tour: well touring with the Scams once our drummer got hit in the head with a guitar amp that fell from the 2nd floor and had to go to the hospital and get stitched up, that was a close one! But surprisingly both his head and the guitar head still worked afterwards! Haha!

X-rays Or Any Other Treatments For Band Related Injuries: well that would be the head to head collision I just mentioned!

Your Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played:

That would be at Sweden rock festival with The Scams

Zoo Animal That Best Describes The Band:

Black panther maybe? Unless any zoo have captured a unicorn!

SLEEP ON IT DROP NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘A NEW WAY HOME’

Sleep On It have just dropped a new music video for their track ‘A New Way Home’!

The single shot music video sees the band play as life models to a group of painters through the three minute track.

Previously, they’ve released music videos for “Fireworks” and “Distant”, both off Overexposed, which was released in November of last year on Rude Records. The album was produced by Seth Henderson (Knuckle Puck, Real Friends), with additional production from Derek DiScanio.

Make sure to check out both videos below!

GOOD CHARLOTTE ANNOUNCE DATES FOR THEIR NORTH AMERICAN RX TOUR

Good Charlotte have released 32 North American tour dates in support of their upcoming album ‘Generation RX’ (September 14th)

‘Generation rx’ is the follow up to 2016 ‘Youth Authority’ which will be released under the Madden brothers MDDN label and BMG.

https://mobile.twitter.com/GoodCharlotte/status/1016307924015042561

Check out the full list of cities and dates below!

Dates:

10/12 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Open Air ACMX

10/13 – Puebla, Mexico @ Tecate Comuna

10/16 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

10/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

10/19 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

10/20 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2

10/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

10/23 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

10/25 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel

10/26 – Montreal, QC @ MTelus

10/27 – Syracuse, NY @ SI Hall at the Fairgrounds

10/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

10/29 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

11/01 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

11/02 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!

11/03 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Monroe 20

11/04 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

11/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre

11/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

11/09 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

11/10 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater

11/11 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

11/12 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

11/14 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

11/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

11/16 – Garden City, ID @ Revolution Concert House

11/17 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

11/18 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

11/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater

11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

11/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

11/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl at The Palms

TRACK OF THE WEEK 08/07/18 – CHAPTER AND VERSE – DEVIL IN BLUE

This weeks track of the week goes to alt-rock quartet Chapter and Verse with their newly released single ‘Devil In Blue’.

Bringing a fast alt-rock style to the table, Chapter and Verse embody exactly what their style is, while bringing a set of deeply personal lyrics to match. Frontman Josh describes the track as an outpouring of how “I firmly believe that acting with kindness is one of the most important things a person can do. The song we’ve just released is about when I failed to live by my own standards”

INTERVIEW – MOLLY GRUE

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music: Eye of the Tiger

Best Experience While On Tour: Getting escorted around like a VIP just because

some guy took a liking to the music

Cover you would really like to do? Hold On, Hold On- Neko Case

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features: ” But there’s no roads paved in gold, and there’s no glories untold and the thought of all I gave to you has left my blood running cold.”

Easiest Song You Wrote: Ghost in the Room

Favourite album/single/EP you have released: Anyway (single)

Greatest Show/Festival You Have Played: Performing at my own solo art show

Happiest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band: This project is new, so my other projects’ happiest moment was getting over 700,000 streams in a month

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members: The official drummer is actually a vintage cymbal monkey

Jokes You Have In The Band: It’s not really a band, just a solo project. But if I ever go crazy enough with the solitude of it, perhaps the cymbal monkey

may start telling jokes.

Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song: Hush

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show: With my other project,around 1500 kms

Movie That Best Represents The Band: May by Lucky McKee

New Band You’d Recommend: King of Foxes

Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal: Neko Case

Place You’d Most Like To Tour: The U.K.

Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers: The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story

Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release: ‘Anyway’ is the title of the first single from ‘Molly Grue’ and the title is just a word that is used to change topics or to avoid something

See Us Live At: Dates/places pending

The First Song You Ever Played Together As A Band: Hush

Unusual Merchandise: No merch yet

Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs: I’d like to strip Hush down a bit, just have it be vocals and an acoustic.

Worst Experience On Tour: When the bathroom at the place that we stayed at was physically too small for my bassist to fit into.

X-rays Or Any Other Treatments For Band Related Injuries: Other than my guitarist accidentally mixing medication with alcohol and perceiving his fingers to be melting into the fretboard in the middle of the show, no injuries

Your Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played: With this project, I’ve only ever played in an art gallery, but that was pretty rad.

Zoo Animal That Best Describes The Band: Although I *should* probably say monkey, given the project mascot a monkey; I’ll go with an Emu. It seems to get frightened easy and then bounds around awkwardly. Seems about right.