THE DAMNED THINGS
Frank Iero and The Future Violents
THE DAMNED THINGS - SOMETHING GOOD
The Damned Things are one of the most exciting bands to literally ever exist. No, really! The Damned Things consist of Scott Ian (Anthrax), Joe Trohman & Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), Keith Buckley (EVERY TIME I DIE) and Dan Andriano of ALKALINE TRIO.
They released an incredible album back in 2010 and we thought this would spawn a long line of incredible new albums to come from the supergroup, however, they kind of faded away. The Damned Things returned this year with new music and the news of a new album set to be released April 26 via Nuclear Blast Records, ‘High Crimes’.
ENFORCER - Die For The Devil
Enforcer are without a doubt one of the most underrated metal bands on the planet. When you hear them rip out their insane riffs and incredible vocal power from singer Olof Wikstrand, it should come as no surprise to you that Enforcer hail from Sweden. Something in the water, or most likely the beer, produces some of the finest musical talent on Earth at the moment and Enforcer deserve their share of the heavy metal reigns.
With their influences heavily rooted in Glam, Thrash, and Heavy metal, they combine their talents to produce some incredible music. From their debut record ‘Into The Night’ to ‘Diamonds’ and ‘From beyond’, to their latest single ‘Die For The Devil’, Enforcer could become our next generation Judas Priest.
Nightrage - The Damned
2019 has already been absolutely insane for new music. We’ve seen heavy hits from German Thrashers Dust Bolt, the return of Swedish metallers In Flames, and a strange mix of metal hip hop from Bring Me The Horizon. Now, NIghtrage have just destroyed our expectations for powerful new heavy metal music in 2019.
Their new single ‘The Damned’ is an instant wall of heavy metal chaos. It’s brutal, relentless and so far the heaviest metal track to be released in 2019. It has a fresh sound mixed with intense production that is seriously lacking from many bands right now. And Ronnie Nyman’s vocals…..holy shit!
Nightrage combine melodic riffs with heavy metal vocals and an iconic, anthemic, classic metal sound to perfection. They sound angry, ambitious, and relentless. They’ve taken elements from Metallica, Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage, and even Rammstein to create their new, defined, unique sound for their upcoming new album, ‘Wolf To Man’ which is set to be released 29 March 2019.
I PREVAIL - PARANOID
The band recently announced their second full-length and one of the year's most anticipated releases with Trauma. The album will be released through Fearless Records on 29th March 2019.
Trauma represents a victorious moment in the wake of a series of trials and tribulations endured by the Michigan quartet—Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [lead guitar], and Dylan Bowman [rhythm guitar]. Even as they catapulted towards mainstream notoriety with 2016's breakout Lifelines, they faced unforeseen and unbelievable hardship that might've broken any other band.
Burkheiser dealt with a debilitating and shocking vocal injury that jeopardised his future as a singer. He made it through, but dealt with the aftershocks of stress and anxiety. Mired in thoughts of potentially leaving the band, he made a choice. He got together with his band brothers in 2018 and they decided to craft the record they wanted to hear without outside input. Joined by producer Tyler Smith [Falling In Reverse], they emerged from 10 months in the studio with Trauma.
Frank Iero and The Future Violents - Young and Doomed
Already featured on the world famous BBC Radio1 Show with Annie Mac, Frank Iero has launched his latest single ‘Young and Doomed’ which offers a mix of Grunge, Distorted rock and a somewhat welcome return to the ever heartfelt Emo stylings of Gerard Way. I’m not OK….
His third album Barriers is a rumination of sorts on life and living and the obstacles (a.k.a. “barriers”) that get in the way. Recorded and mixed by Steve Albini, Barriers is 14 songs that not only tackle the existential journey of his heart and mind, but help him redirect his musical path.
“I never expected to do one solo record in my lifetime,” he chuckles, “let alone three. Every time I start a new record, I say to myself ‘This is it. This is the end. This is the last one.’ It got me thinking about how we set up these obstacles around ourselves. Sometimes they’re for protection and sometimes they’re to keep people out, and sometimes we even set them up so that we fail and we find solace in that failure. But whenever I find something that scares the shit out of me, that’s when I know I have to do it! And so these songs are about experiences that were either walls I wanted to break down or walls that I’d built up around myself in order to protect myself. But these songs were also things that I’d never attempted before but had always wanted to try.”