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Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 2

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 2

Matt Baggins July 28, 2014 0

On the morning of this strange, but fine day I used public transport in the United States for the first time on my own. This was an enlightening experience if nothing else, exposing me

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Interview with Piqued Jacks

Interview with Piqued Jacks

Matt Baggins July 25, 2014 0

I recently had the chance to sit down with pop-rock luminaries Piqued Jacks. In our twenty minute interview I found these young Italians to be fun rock and rollers who really know what they’re

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Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 1

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 1

Matt Baggins July 25, 2014 0

This Is Hardcore Festival 2014, the first metal festival I have ever been to where I didn’t have full press credentials, or any sort of guaranteed backstage access. I knew I could get interviews,

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Follow the trail of gun powder to White Lung’s “Deep Fantasy”

Follow the trail of gun powder to White Lung’s “Deep Fantasy”

Eli Jace July 24, 2014 0

Deep Fantasy by White Lung takes off like a burning trail of black gun powder leading to a sonic bomb blast. It’s 22 minutes–a quick toxic burn over the horizon–ten crushing songs of grating,

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A New Approach To Radio Airplay From Feature.fm

A New Approach To Radio Airplay From Feature.fm

James Moore July 14, 2014 0

Feature.fm recently reached out to me about their song promotion platform, and after some investigation, it looks like a platform that should serve as a good testing ground for independent artists. This post is

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Review of Piqued Jacks new Singles

Review of Piqued Jacks new Singles

Matt Baggins July 14, 2014 0

I’ve only had this computer for a couple of weeks, already it’s starting to screw with me. I’m trying to download tracks for a record that seems genuinely interesting, and yet here I am,

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Why Your Band Needs an Interesting Angle

Why Your Band Needs an Interesting Angle

Matt Baggins July 11, 2014 0

So ever since Upon A Burning Body’s frontman Danny Leal had the gall to ask “What publicity stunt?”when questioned on his recent highly irresponsible attempt to garner interest for his new record, I’ve been

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Five Artists You NEED To Check Out This Summer

Five Artists You NEED To Check Out This Summer

Bryan Staggers July 9, 2014 0

So it’s summer (in most places), which means it’s festival season and you’re most likely heading down to one or two – maybe more, if you’re lucky. You might even be playing some, which

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Interview with Jordannah Elizabeth on her new record

Interview with Jordannah Elizabeth on her new record

Matt Baggins July 8, 2014 0

Recently I had the honor of getting Jordannah Elizabeth to answer a few questions for me on her new record via e-mail. In the interview we talk about her career, music, and the inspirations

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Gimmicks: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Gimmicks: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Matt Baggins July 7, 2014 1

There’s been a lot of discussion in recent years about the use of a gimmick to make your metal band stand out. Some, like Job For a Cowboy say that this is just being

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