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Live Albums And Your Indie Band

Live Albums And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon July 18, 2016 Comments Off on Live Albums And Your Indie Band

Live albums are back in fashion. For a long time they had been a relic of the past, but lately it seems like everybody and their brother has been putting out live records. Never

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Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Matt Bacon July 10, 2015 Comments Off on Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Conan – now there’s a band name that inspires a a wealth of emotion in fans across the world. Having only just completed their first US trek (On which I saw them twice) I

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Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Matt Bacon June 26, 2015 Comments Off on Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of

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Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

Matt Bacon June 15, 2015 Comments Off on Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

This article functions as the culmination of a couple of other pieces I’ve written on how to make it in the music industry and get some degree of success (And maybe even money) It

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Elder – The future of heavy rock?

Elder – The future of heavy rock?

Matt Bacon June 14, 2015 Comments Off on Elder – The future of heavy rock?

I remember the first time I saw Elder, I was a drunk teenager who just wanted to party with his doom metal friends. I listened to Dead Roots Stirring and their eponymous debut, Elder

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Lyrics and You

Lyrics and You

Matt Bacon June 4, 2015 Comments Off on Lyrics and You

Lyrics are a crucial part of any traditional song – or so it would seem. While the case has been made that at this point in musical history we don’t need lyrics to have

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Psycho CA Doom Festival: The Journey Home

Psycho CA Doom Festival: The Journey Home

Matt Bacon May 24, 2015 Comments Off on Psycho CA Doom Festival: The Journey Home

      Psycho California, now that’s a name that suggests things could get weird fast. Perhaps America’s largest doom metal festival we sent our worrisome journalist Matt Bacon out on the trail to

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Psycho California – The Journey To A Brave New World

Psycho California – The Journey To A Brave New World

Matt Bacon May 20, 2015 Comments Off on Psycho California – The Journey To A Brave New World

Psycho California, now that’s a name that suggests things could get weird fast. Perhaps America’s largest doom metal festival we sent our worrisome journalist Matt Bacon out on the trail to try and get

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Interview with Albert Mudrian – Author of Choosing Death

Interview with Albert Mudrian – Author of Choosing Death

Matt Bacon April 21, 2015 Comments Off on Interview with Albert Mudrian – Author of Choosing Death

It’s always an honor to get to sit down with a highly influential industry figure – especially one as well spoken as Albert Mudrian author of Choosing Death, perhaps THE authoritative text on death metal

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The Black Parade: A Retrospective

The Black Parade: A Retrospective

Matt Bacon April 15, 2015 Comments Off on The Black Parade: A Retrospective

It’s easy to forget the incredible impact that My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade had when it came out in 2006. I was 10 years old at the time – a bit too young

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