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October 1, 2014

From The Depths Entertainment  /  10/01/2014 10:50:00 AM
Kansas City, MO rock band Alice Sweet Alice get their 2013 "Ribbons & Stone" album reviewed. Check out our take below.
http://www.facebook.com/alicesweetalice
www.facebook.com/alicesweetalice
From: Kansas City, MO
Sounds like: Rock



Alice Sweet Alice is an up and coming female fronted rock band from Kansas City, MO. Their music is a wonderful hybrid of different variations of rock. As The first track "Ribbons & Stone" starts off a little sludgy but then transforms into a very Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac type rock track with a very soothing atmosphere being the backdrop. There's a very good guitar solo with the track to help the flow of the track. It works quite well and keeps everything moving at a steady pace. The second track "For The Moment" opens with a Pink Floyd type opening. The track then picks up pace and will get your foot tapping along with the beat. The high energy of the track really make it worthy of a great song to drive along to. The single "M.I.A" is next and features shades of Florence & The Machine as well as a touch of Evanescence. The song is extremely radio friendly and catchy as hell. "Glorious Excess" is next and keeps the album flowing nicely with their trademark sound. "Around The World" is a more 80s synth pop punk type track and features male lead vocals. The track is a nice feature and really fits well with the tone of the album. The sixth track "Breakout" is a high octane crazy track which sounds more like an old school homage to Blondie singing along with Iggy Pop and The Stooges. It's fast and awesome. "Spiral" slows things down a bit and is a rocking ballad type track. The eighth track "Heroes" has an old west vibe to it. The track really showcases the singing talents of Ali Kat to the fullest. The surprise shift during the track keeps the listener glued to the song throughout. "Must Be Evil" has a fast pace and sounds a dash punky. The keys on the track really add a depth to the track and keeping up with the frantic pace is really impressive. The closing track "Worth The Wait" is a piano driven ballad which will sure tear up even the manliest of listeners. The passion of the track and album can be heard on this track. Alice Sweet Alice is emotionally passionate. They have that fire inside of them that helps them create such great music with their musical talents. Rock music with heart.

Verdict:
Alice Sweet Alice has a lot going for them. Their blend of different forms of rock with wonderful female vocal work is natural and very catchy. They know how to rock out as well as sing their hearts out. If you're a fan of rock music, there's something you'll enjoy here.

September 28, 2014

From The Depths Entertainment  /  9/28/2014 05:53:00 AM
San Diego, CA rock band Jagged Lines just released the music video for their "Kickin' The Habit" single.
www.facebook.com/jaggedlines.rock
www.facebook.com/jaggedlines.rock
From: San Diego, CA
Sounds like: Rock



September 25, 2014

From The Depths Entertainment  /  9/25/2014 05:26:00 AM
Kansas City, MO rock band Alice Sweet Alice discusses their sound, the Kansas City rock scene and their upcoming plans.
http://www.facebook.com/alicesweetalice
www.facebook.com/alicesweetalice
From: Kansas City, MO
Sounds like: Rock



1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Alice Sweet Alice” and is there any meaning behind it?

All band members have been playing music since high school or even before, having varying degrees of success in their respective hometowns over the years. Scott Martinez started Alice Sweet Alice, and is one of the principal songwriters, along with Ali Kat. The sound of the band is metered pretty heavily by Scott's influence, but is a true collaboration of all members. The name ALICE SWEET ALICE came about a very long time ago, when Scott saw the movie of the same title, starring Brooke Shields. He thought it would be a great name for a band. Every project he was involved with after, didn't agree. Finally, when Scott started Alice Sweet Alice, there was nobody to argue with.


2. What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

Alice Sweet Alice writes about what we like to call "human experience". We write about our fears, our dreams, our lives. We do focus a lot on our lyric writing; we don't like to write just "WORDS" to a song. The songs really need to convey a real story or idea in order for them to really resonate with not only US, but our fans. Also, not secondarily, we want our music to become the soundtrack of people's lives. Just like the bands we were listening to, when we were growing up, became in ours.


3. How would you describe your music to the average listener?

Hard Rock w/ slices of metal, alternative & classic rock, served w/ male & female vocals.


4. What can people expect from your live show?

A good mix of material from extremely hard to melodic and gorgeous, played with energy and enthusiasm.


5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Collective Soul, Foo Fighters and Pretty Reckless.


6. Any crazy show stories?

No. We are embarrassingly punctual, reliable, sober and go to bed as early as we can.


7. What’s your take on the current state of rock?

Lots of flash and not enough depth. Many are trying to shock and awe, to try to stand out from the pack. As a result, a lot of the music sounds extremely similar and shallow.


8. What’s the current music scene like there in the Kansas both locally and state wide?

Kansas City is very cliquish and relies very heavily on bands that hang and kiss up to certain club owners, promoters, radio stations and periodicals. If you DON'T hang out in a particular scene, people don't really want to let you in. It really doesn't matter if you're talented or not. But honestly, it seems to be that way in a lot of the towns we go to. Especially with fans coming out to live shows. They watch their friends' band and then take off - which makes absolutely NO sense, considering they spent money on a ticket for the entire night. It's either that, or they're out to get drunk. So ASA doesn't really play in bars anymore for that reason, unless it's part of a special event, festival or some such. We learned our lesson, and the world has changed.


9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

It can't be stopped. Don't post anything online IN ITS' ENTIRETY or FULL LENGTH, that you don't want to give away for free. I think that online retailers need to ONLY post 1-2 minute samples of songs, rather than full length songs. It's too easy to download and pirate songs online, and even convert YouTube videos to MP3's too. People forget about that.


10. What’s next for Alice Sweet Alice?

Lots of songwriting, recording and video production. We are not playing many shows the remainder of this year, but will be working on our live show over the fall and winter and start booking for the Spring 2015 season - hopefully to coincide with a new release.


11. Any shoutouts?

Paul Chandler of Kansas City Local Artist Radio Show, Joe Pluff of For The Broken, our friends at NeueRegel Radio, especially RTFX and DJ Darkgift, everyone at Rocker's Dive Radio, Jenny Plant, the promoter with the mostess, and all of our fans in the ASA Army! Arjay from KKFI, Shinda Shima and Cancervive, and Dustin Roberson from Voodoo Lounge. We love you all.

September 23, 2014

From The Depths Entertainment  /  9/23/2014 11:53:00 AM
Philadelphia, PA pop/punk band Could've Been Kings just released their "Through The Darkness" EP. Stream/download it below.
www.facebook.com/couldvebeenkings
www.facebook.com/couldvebeenkings
From: Philadelphia, PA
Sounds like: Pop/Punk



September 22, 2014

From The Depths Entertainment  /  9/22/2014 04:05:00 PM
Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil metalcore band Awaking The Crowd discusses their style, the metalcore genre and a new member in the band.
www.facebook.com/atcoficial
www.facebook.com/atcoficial
From: Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sounds like: Metalcore



1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Awaking The Crowd” and is there any meaning behind it?

Everybody has their own history and by happy coincidence it put us together. The founder Kreyner La Scala was interested in music since he was a kid but he didn't have his parents incentive. He started a band at 13 years old and met some guys that already played. He never stopped and was a serious learner of different techniques to keep their voice as keen as possible. Karen Dió started also at age 13 playing the guitar but her family encouraged her to pursue music. During her career, she continued to faithfully dedicating to the music. Also participated in several bands, and each passage was more matured his musical concept and grew increasingly having more visibility. Was praised in sites known in the underground scene, had story about music in magazines, appeared on a reality show, TV show and even did a commercial for the most famous bank in the country. Leornado Ferreira started with a teenage band playing bass and guitar doing Paramore covers. He wanted to play drums but his father decided to buy a guitar due the noise, as always. Well happy coincidence, he can barely hold the sticks. Caio Miranda started also as teenager in local bands with a strong influence of Motorhead and Iron Maiden. He recorded and toured with cover and local bands and is well known for his work with the band Ultimate Freedom traditional Heavy Metal. Ulisses Batista started to play drums at age 15 and just with 8 years doing classes he was invited to be a teacher. He didn't feel prepared at the time but worked hard to raise his level in a short period having contact with so different music styles and definitely paid off by building a strong sense for playing any style. The name of the band was Kreyner's thought and the intention is that it really wakes up everybody and get everyons attention to the reality that we live in. Sometimes it's easier to live in a shell but we want to reach not only one person but really the entire crowd, the entire world.


2. What do you want listeners to take away from your music? How has the response been to the "Make It Real" EP thus far?

We want to share a positive message to each listener. We seek their recognition that our music is really unique. We want to truly show that we can combine Metalcore with Hardcore, New Metal, Pop or whatever comes from our mind and it sounds fresh and renewed. We've been honored with SO much positive feedback about this EP in Brazil and each day people from around the world that it's also recognizing our work on this EP. That was just a small portion of what is coming in the near future. We are growing as a band each day and we are excited about what is ahead of us.


3. How would you describe your music to the average listener?

We are having problem to label our music, mainly you can see Metalcore as the strongest background, but everyone has different styles and this clash sometimes drives us for different ways that we feel pleasure and are comfortable with. If you like Rock in general you will like something in our music. We really hope you like all of it.


4. What can people expect from your live show?

We want to be sure that we will deliver each and every concert. We live to play live, and each day our fan base grows, we are honored to play in front of them and give them moments of joy that can be in their minds forever. We want to achieve that everyone that sees us live remembers each minute and be anxious for the next one.


5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Man, there are so many. Memphis May Fire, Killswitch Engage, August Burn Red. Other three would be Trivium, Phineas and of course Slipknot. We love share with those and many more bands. It definitely would be fun.


6. Any crazy show stories?

We don't have any crazy one, but we once had an awkward/weird situation. We met some guys at a concert and they went there only to hear our songs and concert as well and in the end we were talking about and that guys tell us that they traveled to Sao Paulo City (far from our hometown) only to see us and they didn't know that our hometown is the same as theirs. We were like "oh my god, what the fuck?!". I think that's our crazy story at the moment.


7. What’s your take on the current state of metalcore?

From my point of view, Metalcore is getting bigger and bigger, including here in Brazil. Every single day brand new Metalcore bands come out with a lot of qualities, different riffs, different ways to scream and stuff. I might say Metalcore is reaching the goal, meanwhile has some stuff we need work hard on to be accepted for everybody. It's unusual when you meet someone who likes Metalcore, but I trust in Metalcore and believe it can reach the goals.


8. What’s the current music scene like there in the Brazil both locally and country wide?

We are seeing each day all the bands are more connected with each other and with the fans. We still have a gap that makes it feel uncomfortable to live only with music in Brazil. Independent bands still struggle with the underground conditions in Brazil, even well known bands are not safe due to Metalcore here is not very commercial. We wanna break the ice and show that this style has so much to offer and also there are many bands that was and still doing so much for Metalcore and deserve be recognized.


9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

We live in a different world than the records era and there are positive and negatives facts about it. As a band you need take the positive facts about it and work on it because nothing will be done to change in the near future. The artist should be rewarded for his job.


10. What’s next for Awaking The Crowd?

We are working hard on news songs now. We want close to 20-25 songs to cut to our full length album that will be released in 2015. We are preparing a tiny piece of this work that will be our new Single to be released between November and December. We have already some contacts with labels interested to release this album worldwide. You can see the work being done by checking our Facebook page. We are also adding a new member to our band, Caio Miranda will be our new lead guitar for now on. We are very excited to have him on board. We are sure that his work and influence will have a positive impact in our music due his respect of the band's background and sound.


11. Any shoutouts?

We want thank everybody that reach us giving so much positive feedback. This is just the beginning and we want you to be aware of any and all news so Like our Facebook page here
and other social media sites. We want thank Estudio Toca do Tubarão and Tribal Club Santos for their support.

September 17, 2014

From The Depths Entertainment  /  9/17/2014 10:36:00 AM
Melbourne, Australia based death metal band State Of Decadence get interviewed and talk about their new band members and the Australian metal scene.
www.facebook.com/stateofdecadenceband
www.facebook.com/stateofdecadenceband
From: Melbourne, Australia
Sounds like: Death Metal



1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “State Of Decadence” and is there any meaning behind it?

David (Lead Singer): We've always been into metal from a young age. Jake and I have a long history writing music together, starting back in high school. Our taste in metal has always been similar and has evolved into the creation of State Of Decadence. Both Jake and I thought of the name State Of Decadence. We believe it reflects the state of our world in general, economically, culturally, etc. Also we just thought it sounded cool :) Starting off as a two piece, we've recently added two guitarists to our line up, Matt and Laurie which we feel will drive State Of Decadence's sound to a more elite level.


2. What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

David (Lead Singer): As the sole lyric composer, I want people to take whatever interpretation of my lyrics they want. Everyone's different and interprets songs in their own way. That's all I ask from our listeners. That hopefully the listener will take his or her own idea or meaning from our music.


3. How would you describe your music to the average listener?

Jake (Drummer): It's heavy. It's probably not for the average listener haha. We definitely don't have the average listener in mind when we think of our audience. If you're into metal, we just hope you dig it.


4. What can people expect from your live show?

Jake (Drummer): We haven't played a live show as of yet but when the time comes, we hope to deliver a powerful and memorable show.


5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Jake (Drummer): Whitechapel, Cannibal Corpse and Bloodbath.
David (Lead Singer): Lamb Of God, Whitechapel, and Vildhjarta.


6. Any crazy show stories?

We haven't played any shows yet.


7. What’s your take on the current state of metal?

We think in this day and age, metal is doing well. There's a bigger variety than ever with every genre under the sun to suit everyone's different tastes.


8. What’s the current music scene like there in Melbourne, Australia both locally and country wide?

David (Lead Singer): The metal music scene in Melbourne is going strong. We've seen a lot of our favorite bands come through in the last two years. Locally the scene is strong too, we know a lot of guys playing in some heavy bands and we can't wait to get out and play some shows with them.


9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

Jake (Drummer): Personally we're happy with people downloading our music. As long as people are listening to our music.


10. What’s next for State Of Decadence?

Jake (Drummer): We're working on our second single due to be released in the near future. With the addition of our guitarists and hopefully a bassist soon, we hope to write more strong material and hit the stage as soon as possible.


11. Any shoutouts?

Jake (Drummer): A massive thanks to Luke Graham for playing and recording the guitars for our first two singles. He does some amazing work and we look forward to working with LMG Productions more in the future. Also a big thanks for our friends and family for their ongoing and invaluable support.

From The Depths Entertainment  /  9/17/2014 09:36:00 AM
Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil metalcore band Awaking The Crowd gets their "Make It Real" EP reviewed. Check out our take below.
www.facebook.com/atcoficial
www.facebook.com/atcoficial
From: Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sounds like: Metalcore



Awaking The Crowd is a young up and coming melodic metalcore band which features clean female pop vocals along with a more harsher male vocals. The single "Don't Waste My Time" is the first track and opens with female melodic clean vocals then transitions into the male harsh metalcore vocal verse. The interchanging female cleans and male harsh vocals really work well on the track. The track features a great breakdown halfway through and reminds us the raw ferocity of The Vaine. The second track "What Are You Waiting" is a more upbeat affair with its high paced tempo. The track is extremely catchy and is melodic metalcore all the way through. "This Is My Chance" starts up churning and kicking into high gear early on. The Halestorm/Evanescence type female vocal work done on the track really showcases the track as a pure rock song. It's most radio friendly track on the EP. The closing track "You Are Not Ready For This" gets things back onto the metal aspect but still keeps things catchy as hell. The track is sure to get the live crowd moving and singing along. The sound on the track is phenomenal just like the rest of the EP. The track is excellent and makes the listener fiend for more, much more.

Verdict:
Awaking The Crowd is in the new class of Brazil metalcore that have their own style enough to make a dent in the oversaturated metalcore scene. With this only being a four song EP, the band is really kicking things off with a bang. Awaking The Crowd and their melodic (pop) metalcore sound is for real.

September 16, 2014

From The Depths Entertainment  /  9/16/2014 03:50:00 PM
Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil metalcore band Awaking The Crowd just released their "Make It Real" EP. Download, buy or stream below.
www.facebook.com/atcoficial
www.facebook.com/atcoficial
From: Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sounds like: Metalcore



From The Depths Entertainment  /  9/16/2014 03:50:00 PM
Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil metalcore band Awaking The Crowd just released the music video for their "Don't Waste My Time" single.
www.facebook.com/atcoficial
www.facebook.com/atcoficial
From: Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sounds like: Metalcore



September 14, 2014

From The Depths Entertainment  /  9/14/2014 06:28:00 AM
Melbourne, Australia based death metal band State Of Decadence just released the lyric video for their "The Horror That Is Man" single.
www.facebook.com/stateofdecadenceband
www.facebook.com/stateofdecadenceband
From: Melbourne, Australia
Sounds like: Death Metal



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