CONCERT REVIEW: Sebastian Bach – Kobra and The Lotus Live at the Q Casino

Let’s face the facts, folks, the music industry has changed drastically in the last 30 years. I firmly believe that change is inevitable and most of the time I embrace change with open arms. The recording process has been completely revolutionized to the point that musicians can produce their own albums right from home on their computers. The problem with having the ability to record and release music so easily is the plethora of music that is flooding the market that just does not stand the test of time. Think of some of the current songs you hear on Fm radio stations, most of them will spin themselves out of rotation and vanish to the isle of forgotten songs within 6 months of their release. Career longevity has become an elusive beast in the music industry, so when an artist who released his first album over thirty years ago is touring and selling out venues, a Skullgurl must pay attention. Of course, I am talking about the original untamed mane rock star, Sebastian Bach. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 55: Neige of Alcest Talks About His “Spiritual Instinct”

Blackgaze legends Alcest are releasing their new album Spiritual Instinct via their new label Nuclear Blast Records on October 25th. We caught up with bandleader Neige all about the process of making the new album, the differences between Kodama, reincorporating more extreme and heavy sounds, hos love of 1980s post-Punk music, his feelings about concept albums, collaborating on artwork, and a lot more!

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #254: Authenticity with Dirtbag John

Being authentic in all of your dealings helps you make real connections with fans and partners that last a lifetime. Dumb and Dumbest #254 is streaming now and it’s all about Authenticity with Dirtbag John of Dirtbag Clothing. Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Iron Maiden to Release Final Series of “The Studio Collection” CDs

Iron Maiden and their Parlophone Records will release their final series of digipak CD remasters from “The Studio Collection”. Dance Of Death, A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors), The Final Frontier and 2015’s double album The Book Of Souls. They will be released on November 22nd and can be bought from the link below. Continue reading