-Interview- Fragments Of Existence (5/23/15)

Bloomsburg, PA based hardcore/deathcore band Fragments Of Existence gets interviewed and talks about their start in music, the local music scene and upcoming plans. Check it out below.

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From: Bloomsburg, PA
Sounds like: Hardcore/Deathcore



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

All of us in the band have been in previous projects in the past as well playing musical instruments over 10+ years, Brian and Joey (guitarist and drummer) have established the sound from similar interests in many different bands. Joey came up with the name and it has a very deep meaning behind it. it is the center piece for the band itself. We took our interests in different bands from various genres and try to blend them with our style of hardcore/death core sound.


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

We use music as a means of creating art and being able to be yourself without judgment. Its the best way we all can express ourselves and we want our listeners to feel the same way. Create goals for yourself musically and strive for those goals.


3. What can people expect from your upcoming "The Theorist" EP? How did the cover art come about?

They can expect brutal drumming and catchy melodic guitar riffs with an evil sounding vocal style. It basically depicts the rebellion of a tyrannical government and civilians rising up against their oppressors. The idea came about when one of our friends wanted to make us a cover art and we pretty much came up with the idea on the spot.


4. What can people expect from your live show?

People can expect a lot from a Fragments of Existence show. You will witness synchronized headbanging with mosh pit dancing. The energy this band brings to a stage is enough adrenaline to bring down a elephant.


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

These would be the absolute best bands any could share a stage with; Thy Art Is Murder, Volumes, and Barrier.


6. Any crazy show stories?

Our last show we had which was May 16th 2015 at Reverb in Reading, PA. It was the first time all of us in the band have ever been to the venue. Both Brian and Colby stayed up all night previous and still stayed awake in the car, the whole 2 hour drive down there and played the set. we stuck around for a couple bands that followed up after us and then we decided to hit the road home. About a hour and half into the ride home we were coming up over the mountain when a guy in a Mitsubishi eclipse wanted to try and fly around the Jeep. When he finally passed us and swerved over into our lane, he ended up fishtailing and almost put his car into the rock wall beside us.


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

There is just too much potential and not enough means for success. Over the years it is getting increasingly harder to get recognized as well as being labeled a "successful" band.


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

For us locally the scene is dead and has been for over 5 years now. We're located 2 hours away from places such as Allentown, Reading, and Philly. In the bands hometown there used to be a venue called Phillips Emporium on Main St. Every single weekend there was show going on and plenty of different bands coming in, even national bands. Over time the music scene for heavy music in our local area died off and is now a thing of the past. State wide I can imagine that the metal scene is doing alright. The band normally tends to play at the Croc Rock and also Reverb in Reading, PA.


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

It doesn't bother the band about either or just for the simple fact of, "hey you don't have enough money to purchase our music then here, its free." We don't care about the money and never formed the band due to the fact of money is all about the music and that's how it stays.


10. What’s next for Fragments Of Existence?

Coming out with a full length album and going on tour.


11. Any shoutouts?

A big shoutout to our guy Jackson Bickle for all the artwork and time spent on us, as well as our producer Keeyan Zimmerman. Spending all the hours he did in the studio with us and in his spare time to mix and master everything. A special shoutout to friends and family who provide us with their support and love for what we've been doing for years!

One Day Waiting Release "Fear Itself" Music Video

Hudson Valley, NY based rock/metal band One Day Waiting recently released a music video for their single "Fear Itself". Watch below.

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From: Hudson Valley, NY
Sounds like: Rock/Metal



Without A Hobby Release "Le Murte Del Diablo" Single

Clemmons, NC metalcore band Without A Hobby recently released their single "Le Murte Del Diablo". Listen below.

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From: Clemmons, NC
Sounds like: Metalcore



Alice Sweet Alice Release "Human Debris" Single

Kansas City, MO rock band Alice Sweet Alice recently released their single "Human Debris". Listen below.

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From: Kansas City, MO
Sounds like: Rock



In Your Memory & Backslashes And Bad Ideas Announce "How I Met Your Girlfriend" Tour

From The Depths Entertainment​ is proud to announce the "How I Met Your Girlfriend" Tour featuring In Your Memory​ and Backslashes and Bad Ideas​. It’s Summer and you know what that means. Washington, DC tour warriors In Your Memory are coming to your town. They are bringing their jazz infused post hardcore/punk rock hybrid sound to a town near you in support of their 2014 critically acclaimed “Reflections” EP which spawned the ultra catchy single “Layers Of Lies”. This 2015 summer tour is also the unveiling of their new cover song “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You” off of the classic Disney “Mulan” soundtrack. Coming along for the trek with In Your Memory is Imminence Records artist Backslashes And Bad Ideas. Hailing from Staten Island, NY they blend a fierce combination of indie rock, pop punk and emo into a melting pot which draws comparisons to Taking Back Sunday, Brand New and The Story So Far. This is a genre bending tour you do not want to miss! Big thanks to the other tour sponsors New Noise Magazine​, Imminence Records​, Duck Lights​, Dominion Collective​, Kiss The Concrete​, Plugged In Promotions​, idobi Radio​ and more in helping to make this happen!

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6/7/15 -­ Ottobar ­- Baltimore, MD
6/12/15 - Brokedown Palace ­- Harrisonburg, VA
6/13/15 - Hook Up Cafe ­- Virginia Beach, VA
6/14/15 - Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern ­- Wilmington, NC
6/16/15 - Jack Rabbits ­- Jacksonville, FL
6/17/15 ­- The Brass Mug ­- Tampa, FL
6/18/15 -­ Uncle Lou’s ­- Orlando, FL
6/19/15 ­- Midtown Speakeasy ­- Tallahassee, FL
6/20/15 - The Plughouse (Stay True Fest) ­- Columbus, GA
6/21/15 - Parkway Arts Center - Salyersville, KY
6/23/15 - The Ritz ­- Detroit, MI
6/24/15 - The Foundry ­- Cleveland, OH
6/25/15 - Howlers ­- Pittsburgh, PA
6/26/15 - Kung Fu Necktie ­- Philadelphia, PA
6/27/15 - Par Glass House (Yardstock III) ­- Shickshinny, PA



-Review- Without A Hobby - "God's Machine"

Clemmons, NC based metalcore band Without A Hobby gets their "God's Machine" album reviewed. Check out our take below.

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From: Clemmons, NC
Sounds like: Metalcore



Without A Hobby is a band from Clemmons, NC that released this "God's Machine" album back in 2014. 2015 proves to be a big year for them as new music is on the horizon. Before setting into new music, let's look back and listen to their previous album "God's Machine". "Freedom: A New Form Of Slavery" is an intro track that features an audio snippet of George Bush's speech alongside a breakdown. "Their Lies Become Truth" features Adam Cody from Wretched and continues the breakdown from the previous track and builds on top of it. It devastates everything in its path with its deathcore influence. There's an early Emmure and early Bring Me The Horizon feel to the track. It's outstanding and never lets up. "Havoc" is a brutal track that is more of a metalcore type track. There's even clean singing near the end that really sets it apart from the previous tracks. "Broken Soul" opens with a crushing breakdown that is sure to give someone whiplash. The clean singing comes back in way of the chorus and has a touch of Sea Of Treachery to the track. It's probably the most melodic track on the album. "10/4" takes things down a notch into pop rock territory with a slower more intimate track. It shows off a different side of the band and shows their depth. "Rise" takes things back up to its melodic metalcore influences. It's upbeat while still catering to slower breakdown fans. The track takes a turn halfway through into more melodic range as it builds with an soft bridge before destroying everything before it with a huge breakdown. "Reverse Psychology" could be mistaken for a Six Feet Under track with its intensity and sheer brutality. Death metal dominates the track. "God's Machine" is the closing track and really shines. The track is incredible at keeping the energy to a breakneck pace. Shades of Your Demise and early As I Lay Dying are present throughout. The listener will surely crave for more after this track.

Verdict:
Without A Hobby come from such a rich state of metalcore and death metal history in North Carolina that they're ready to carry the torch set forth by their predecessors. This album was their 2014 release and with new music being released very soon, you can be sure that following Without A Hobby should be a must for any death metal and metalcore fan.

-Interview- Bring Backup (5/3/15)

El Reno, OK based pop punk band Bring Backup gets interviewed and talks about their formation, the pop punk scene and upcoming plans. Check it out below.

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From: El Reno, OK
Sounds like: Pop Punk



-Interview- The Price Of Sanity (4/30/15)

Milwaukee, WI based punk/hardcore band The Price Of Sanity gets interviewed and talks about crazy show stories, the punk/hardcore scene and upcoming plans. Check it out below.

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From: Milwaukee, WI
Sounds like: Punk/Hardcore



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

Logan: Luke forgot about and subsequently showed up late to a practice for a local music outlet, he brought Nate with him. I (Logan) was there and invited them to come over to my house to hang out. Nate told me he couldn't due to the fact that he "accidentally" took 8 laxatives (thinking they were ibuprofen) in one day and was having some "issues" (it was a crappy day for him). They came over the next day instead and Luke brought his guitar. We forced a mic into Nate's hand and said, "pretend you're Caleb Shomo." The End. As for the name, Luke shouted it out randomly and it has no meaning at all.


2. What do you want listeners to take away from your new "Re-Evaulation" EP?

Nate: It was the process of moving on and being okay again. So often we think that we cannot move on from a heartbreak, but the whole concept of the album is moving on and finding someone new.


3. What inspired you in the writing process for the "Re-Evaulation" EP?

Nate: Ex-girlfiends, pizza, and Real Friends.

Logan: *Laughs* No, but for real though, we all went through some seriously rough relationship situations during the writing process of this EP. It wasn't unusual for one of us to spend the night on the phone with each other crying it out. So a lot of this EP was written from our own hurts and pains.


4. What can people expect from your live show?

Logan: Nate jumping off of things, lots of energy and the girls hounding Luke for pictures. Band merch, flannels and tank tops, rough mosh pits and rowdy fans. Awesome music and a good time.


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

Luke: The Story So Far.

Nate: Sworn In.

Logan: Touche Amore.


6. Any crazy show stories?

Luke: YES! I got off stage at The Rave in Milwaukee when we opened up for August Burns Red, I was putting away my gear and this girl came up to me and awkwardly asked if I was the guitar player who just got off stage. I turned and said "Yeah", she giggled, snapped a selfie and then kissed me hardcore and ran away. Later, she put some pictures of the show on Facebook, she tagged me in one of them and when I looked at it, I saw that it wasn't me in the picture, but rather our buddy Nick, the frontman of Audacity (another local band that played that night). I was unenthused, but August Burns Red killed it.

Logan: How about the time, at that same show, when during our song 'Malaise' Nate shouted out "Lets see some movement down there" and some dude, stepped into the pit, spin kicked a kid in the face and then got kicked out of the show. Nate turned and looked at me, and the expression on his face was absolutely priceless.


7. What’s your take on the current state of punk/hardcore?

Luke: POP PUNK. The Story so Far is still tearing it up, Real Friends is taking over the world, the dude from State Champs has a good voice, and Knuckle Puck is really just a crappy version of Real Friends, but they're still super dope. So Pop/Punk is still alive and kicking. As for hardcore, Caleb Shomo, that's it.

Logan: As the resident hardcore kid, Id like to answer this question. The new Stick To Your Guns record is awesome, Harm's Way owns the world, basically because they're terrifying. Comeback Kid is still amazing. Touché Amore's split with Self Defense Family is ridiculously incredible and I don't care what anyone says, La Dispute is a hardcore band, and they're the best.


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

Logan: There's like 3 bands that rule the scene Audacity, After Hour Animals and The Russian Sleep Experiment, and as far as I'm concerned the Audacity/After Hour Animals split EP is the best Metalcore of the year. If you don't listen to 'The Silhouette of Her' every day, you're doing life wrong.

Luke: I agree with Logan, the house shows are ridiculous.

(Chanda refused to comment)


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

Logan: We all spend our entire paychecks on vinyl.

Nate: What paycheck?


10. What’s next for The Price Of Sanity?

All: A lot of gigs, new merch and new music. Meeting new people and loving on our fans. We're just gonna keep doing what we're doing and see what happens.


11. Any shoutouts?

Nate: After Hour Animals, We love you.

Luke: Any band who we've ever played music with.

Logan: All of our friends who stand by us and come jam with us at shows. My girlfriend for always supporting me, my parents for letting us take over their house every week and anyone else who ever listened to our music. We love you guys.

-Review- The Price Of Sanity - "Re-Evaluation" EP

Milwaukee, WI based punk/hardcore band The Price Of Sanity gets their "Re-Evaluation" EP reviewed. Check out our take below.

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From: Milwaukee, WI
Sounds like: Punk/Hardcore



The Price Of Sanity is a young band from Milwaukee, WI looking to make a name for themselves in the punk/hardcore scene. This EP is their second EP following their 2014 "Collisons" EP. Let's listen to see how they've improved in that year span. "The Victim Is Now The Gunman" is a haunting first track that has a spoken word opening that then transitions into a more post hardcore vibe. The Bled comes to mind with the ferocity and aggression of the track to round out the track. "Malaise" is a rocking track that has rock tendencies with a dash of hardcore. The track really showcases the true impact of the bands sound. It's a great track and really gets the blood flowing with its devastating breakdowns. "Actalepsy" (live version) is a live track that has a heavy traditional hardcore influence. The fast beatdown style of the track is sure to appease any lover of hardcore music. "Lamentations" is a more melodic post hardcore track that treads into the Brand New area of sound. The track is very easy to listen to and is a real standout on the EP. "Butterflies" brings back the hardcore sound and delves right in to mix it with their style. The clean vocals mixed with the harsh mix together perfectly on the track. "Basorexia" (live version) is another live track. It really shines the brutality of the sound through from their live show quite well. We can only imagine the rumble that the floor was causing on that night. Awesome track to get down to. There's a lot to like on the track. "Re-evaluation (Amaranthine)" is the closing track for the EP. It's an acoustic track that brings to mind Elvis Costello and shows a different side of the band. It's an interesting closer but just shows the depth that the band can go when they want to.

Verdict:
The Price Of Sanity may be a young band but they have a big sound. The way they mesh together punk, hardcore and post hardcore is a real treat for fans of any of those styles.

-Review- Veronica Grisham - "New Culture"

San Francisco, CA based solo eclectic rock artist Veronica Grisham gets her "New Culture" EP reviewed. Check out our take below.

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From: San Francisco, CA
Sounds like: Diverse Rock



Veronica Grisham has sure matured in her musical career. She formerly released some instrumental post rock music under the moniker of A Fallen Dream. Now years later, her "New Culture" EP takes things in a slightly different direction. "Vessel" opens things with a very somber track. It encompasses a moody chill out vibe akin to Shun. "Hollow Out" continues where the last track left off. The track has a very unique sound with the addition to electronics to help add to the ambiance of the atmospheric track. "Mask" is a short track in which is a great song to start your morning with. The vibe of a rising sun is in full effect with its bass line and guitar riffs. "With Waves" really soothes things out. The track is perfect for a nice breezy evening just chilling out on the beach and enjoying life. It has some up tempo parts as well but overall just has a harmless vibe to it. "Show And Tell" is the closing track as well as first single off the EP. The track is straight catchy and really deserves to be heard. Eclectic rock music is what Veronica brings to the listener and everyone should hear this and just go along for the ride.

Verdict:
If you're looking for music to get lost to, then look no further. Veronica Grisham's "New Culture" EP should be a new addition to your music library. Relax and chill out to the sweet soothing stylings of Veronica Grisham.

-Review- Renegade & Retrospect - "Unorthodox Satisfaction"

Manchester, UK hard rock band Renegade & Retrospect gets their "Unorthodox Satisfaction" EP reviewed. Check out our take below.

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From: Manchester, UK
Sounds like: Hard Rock



Renegade & Retrospect released this EP in 2014 and will sure please fans of true rock music. The opener "Cold" kicks into high gear with an almost 70's rock sound mixed with a modern rock tinge. The sound really works on the track as it has the makings of a damn fine opener for an EP. "Blinded Paradise" opens with an almost White Stripes sound but then switches into an almost alternative sound. The result is a very accessible track that treads into hard rock territory akin to Buckcherry. "Devils Chokehold" has a fantastic opening in the way of the guitar and upbeat flow of the track. It continues throughout the track and really lifts up the EP with its tempo. This track has radio written all over it is no surprise its such a fan favorite. "Unorthodox Satisfaction" captures a tremendous arena rock sound perfectly. The hard riffs and driving force of sound is fantastic and should be cranked as loud as possible. "Too Fast For Me" is the closing track for the EP. The track has a southern draw to it and really sticks with it the whole way through. It's a different sound than the previous tracks but will still stand out on the EP in a good way.

Verdict:
It's a solid EP and since new music is on the horizon, it is a very exciting time for Renegade & Retrospect fans. The sky is the limit for this talented rock band from the UK. Rock is in full force on this EP. The band has some older influences but mixes them into a modern style of their own. Get excited rock music fans!

Veronica Grisham Releases "New Culture" EP

San Francisco, CA based solo eclectic rock artist Veronica Grisham recently released her "New Culture" EP. Check it out below.
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From: San Francisco, CA
Sounds like: Diverse Rock



-Interview- Renegade & Retrospect (4/23/15)

Manchester, UK hard rock band Renegade & Retrospect gets interviewed and talks about their formation, the UK rock scene and their upcoming plans.

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From: Manchester, UK
Sounds like: Hard Rock



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

Renegade & Retrospect was created through three like minded individuals meeting at university in North West England with the same desire to start a band. The Renegade & Retrospect sound and true beginning happened towards the end of 2013. Jordan Leppitt, Gareth Hodges and Dan Godwin played with a number of musicians before realizing that they were best of as a three piece. The Renegade & Retrospect Hard Rock sound came about through the various influences that the band members fused together. From Jordan’s 60’s/70’s hard rock and folk rock influences to Gareth’s 90’s Alt Rock influences they developed a sound that is described as Refreshing and Original. The Renegade & Retrospect name came about based on our views of modern day music. As a collective we strongly feel there is no originality or substance in the modern day ‘Pop’ world. And this is because music has been exploited by commercialization and labels that only focus on one thing, the image. It is now a common occurrence for an artist to have very little say on the music that is commercialized under their name; all there used for is their image, they are a tool. Now that music has no integrity and no drive to focus on the music itself, there is no originality, and the industry has become mundane. We feel originality comes from purely being yourself with the music you create with no regard for image or some pretentious persona; that will come by just doing what you do. We feel Retrospective music had that mentality, with the main focus being the music. We feel you have to look respectively on music now to find something original and innovative because there is not enough substance in modern day music to do so. Renegade & Retrospect in a nutshell; Rebel and look back on music.


2. How's the new music coming along?

The music is coming along well. New tracks are coming together, and we have a very good feeling about this new E.P. Our influences and personalities have changed in the last year, and we feel we have become an even stronger unit. Hopefully this E.P will portray that.


3. What can people look forward to from your new music? How will it be different than your previous "Unorthodox Satisfaction" EP?

This new E.P will be more experimental, more professional and will really portray what we are about and the potential we have. We feel the last one was premature and did not portray our true potential, so we are very excited to show the world our new material.


4. What can people expect from your live show?

We are a powerful, loud and hard hitting three piece that will get your heads bobbing and your hips swaying. With catchy melodies, sing along choruses and balls to the wall riffs. We are enthused by live performances, and our live performances have often been described as better than the recordings themselves.


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

If we are talking bands of all time then Led Zeppelin, Green Day or Foo Fighters. But if we are talking new bands then it would be Blues Pills, The Wild Lies or Royal Blood.


6. Any crazy show stories?

We have a number of drunken hilarious memories, but one that really stood out was the first battle of the bands we ever played in Bolton, UK. Only 2 songs into the set and our bassist managed to literally snap his bass string. Fortunately we managed to borrow a bass, but we still wonder to this day how that happened.


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

Improving as we are starting to see a number of artists pop up that we strongly admire. And the Foo Fighters are starting to deliver strong messages with their recent documentaries/music which we back whole heartedly. But there is still that underlying image focused mentality there.


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

The music scene is generally good, it’s vibrant and active and there are lots of things to do and be a part of. But it’s quite pretentious with Indie being ‘in’, or if it’s not that it’s Metal Core or Screamo, and we are somewhere in between that. So it’s hard to break into, but as we are neither it adds to the Original aspect which is helping us develop a good fan base, and in the long run we feel that will be very beneficial.


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

Terrible, but we feel with the development of technology it was inevitable. We think people are beginning to notice the problem though and bands are starting to get the appreciation they deserve for their music.


10. What’s next for Renegade & Retrospect?

We have lots on the horizon. Starting with recording our E.P in June, then we are off on a small tour in July. Over the summer we will be working towards our first music video and the release of our second E.P. And then we will be back on tour autumn time.

Before The Storm Release "Unknown Resource" Single

Calgary, Canada based metalcore band Before The Storm recently released their single "Unknown Resource". Listen below.
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From: Calgary, Canada
Sounds like: Metalcore



Bring Backup Releases "Past Times And Life Lines" Single

El Reno, OK based pop/punk band Bring Backup recently released their single "Past Times And Life Lines". Listen below.
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From: El Reno, OK
Sounds like: Pop/Punk



One Day Waiting Release "Fear Itself" Single

Hudson Valley, NY based rock/metal band One Day Waiting recently released their single "Fear Itself". Listen below.
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From: Hudson Valley, NY
Sounds like: Rock/Metal



-Interview- Bear Fight (4/20/15)

Newport Beach, CA punk rock band Bear Fight gets interviewed and talks about their punk sound, formation and their upcoming plans.
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From: Newport Beach, CA
Sounds like: Punk Rock



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

We have all been playing music since we were kids and have been playing together for a number of years now in a few different bands. When we started Bear Fight we wanted to keep true to the original punk sound but make songs that had some harmony & were catchy but not be considered pop punk. Brownie literally thought of the name of the band half asleep. We liked it because it sounded tough. Not realizing that it had a meaning in the gay community and referred to a combination of alcoholic beverages. A Yeager Bomb & an Irish Car Bomb.


2. How's the new music coming along?

At the moment new music is coming slower than normal because we have been playing so many shows. But we are slowing down our show schedule to work on new music for a full length album.


3. What can people look forward to from your new music?

There will be a few songs that are not so complex and are very basic, straight forward, punk. Short & sweet. It's good to have a mixture of styles to appeal to others but at the same time not stray from our sound.


4. What can people expect from your live show?

I like to think that even if you don't like our music we are entertaining live. We put on a good, energetic show and try to be funny in between songs. Sometimes failing miserably.


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

Bands that we would like to tour with, in our genre, !OFF, The Bronx, Descendents, and the Adolescents.


6. Any crazy show stories?

Yes but those are not to be spoken of. Just kidding, not really.


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

The current state of punk rock is okay. There are some really great local bands out there. Great punk legends that have come back to tour. But there are no new bands that are making it big.


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

There are these little pockets out there. A group of bands that play Orange County, a group that plays the Inland Empire, a group that plays LA and so on. Each area the musical style and preference change a bit.


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

I don't care too much about it. Either way it's bound to happen.


10. What’s next for Bear Fight?

Next up, new songs for our full length album. We will be making a video soon. And we will have another song on MTV's new season of Fantasy Factory.


11. Any shoutouts?

Thanks to Mac & The Doll Hut, Jason & ADHD Entertainment, Basement Records, & our friends: Damaged, Give Us Nothing, & Karate In The Garage.

-Review- Draped In Dread - "Our Misconception" EP

Feasterville, PA metalcore band Draped In Dread gets their "Our Misconception" EP reviewed. Check out our take below.
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From: Feasterville, PA
Sounds like: Metalcore



Pennsylvania has always been a breeding ground for incredible metal and hardcore bands. From Paint It Black and Zao to War Of Ages and August Burns Red, PA has always has a firm place in the metal and hardcore scene. Draped In Dread from Feasterville, PA may just in fact be the next PA metalcore band to come up through the ranks with this EP. "Preface" is an intro track that features a very nice breakdown. The track is sure to be a nice opener for a live set. "Our Misconception" sets its teeth right in with a fast melodic metalcore sound that brings to mind early I Killed The Prom Queen or Letter To The Exiles. The cleans with the stellar guitar work makes this a great first full track on the EP. The track has a lot to like and will sure get people singing along and setting things off on the dance floor. "The Depths" is a more melodic track than the previous tracks. It still shows its ferocious teeth in the way of the many breakdowns and harsh vocals. "Chains" is a song that just brings it. The melody in the track is throughout the track in its five minute length. They show a lot of range on the track as it always keeps things interesting. "Mirrors" is the closing track and immediately the guitar work sucks in the listener. The track and EP lays a path of devastation in its wake. What more could the listener ask for?

Verdict:
Draped In Dread have unleashed this EP upon the metalcore world and although they're a young band, this EP can hold its own up against anyone in the genre. Two stepping, moshing, head banging, melodic sing alongs, this album has a lot of great things contained. Metalcore fans will surely be impressed with this EP.

Red Letter Statement Release "The Rain" Music Video

Rochester, NY alternative rock band Red Letter Statement recently released their music video for their single "The Rain". Watch below.
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From: Rochester, NY
Sounds like: Alternative Rock



Draped In Dread Release "Our Misconception" EP

Feasterville, PA metalcore band Draped In Dread recently released their "Our Misconception" EP. Listen below.
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www.facebook.com/drapedindread
From: Feasterville, PA
Sounds like: Metalcore