ALBUM REVIEW: The Dangerous Summer – Coming Home


 

Maryland rockers The Dangerous Summer‘s new record Coming Home (Rude Records) starts with the evocative title track – with its hypnotic piano riff and prominent Pixies influence. This is TDS’ sixth album, and it is a rockier affair than its three-year-old predecessor, Mother Nature.

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EP REVIEW: Torus – Sail


Founded in 2019 in their hometown Milton Keynes the duo Torus, Sail (MNRK) is their debut EP and sees Alfie Glass play guitars, drums, and singing and Harry Quin on the bass and behind the mixing desk. Only four songs long, it is a promising debut offering up big and punchy rock with an alternative flavour to it.Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode #175 Art Alexakis of Everclear: The Ghost Cult Interview


 

Ghost Cult caught up with Everclear’s founder and frontman Art Alexakis from the tour bus while on the road. We discussed the remaster and reissue of World of Noise – the 30th-anniversary edition of their debut album. We chatted about Art’s pre-Everclear roots in the DIY punk scene in the Pacific Northwest, and the label world with his earlier band Colorfinger and his own Shindig Records, fast-forward to the World of Noise sessions, new and bonus track on the new edition of W.O.N., thirty-plus years of memories, and much more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Grey Daze – The Phoenix


 

For those not in the know, Grey Daze is not a new band. It was Chester Bennington’s band before Linkin Park.The Phoenix (Loma Vista Recordings) is a re-imaging of songs of unreleased material Chester and Grey Daze intended to released, including his bandmates and friends such as Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers, and Cristian Davis with help from Dave Navarro, Richard Patrick, and Bennington’s children. Bennington himself wanted to release the music before he died, bringing it to a wider audience. The band did just that using Bennington’s original vocals.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bowling For Soup – Pop Drunk Snot Bread


Two things remain certain when it comes to Texas pop-punk veterans Bowling For Soup: the band is wonderfully self-aware, and they remain the undisputed champions when it comes to bridges.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Out of Love – So Far, So Good


Less than one minute into the opening track ‘S.L.U.M.P.’, we are cast back to the heady days of the late nineties. Brit Rock is still around, though making way to a new breed of cats as the melodic punk of the US is becoming a strong bed-fellow with the slightly quirkier variant from the other side of the Atlantic, and bands like Ash, the multiple off-shoots from The Wildhearts, and more are spawning and bursting out and creating a scene. It was a fertile time of fun and creativity as the last vestiges of cardigans and sixth-form grunge cottoned onto the fun and febrile feel of a Cool Britannia.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Diablo Swing Orchestra – Swagger and Stroll Down The Rabbit Hole


I’m sure none of you will take too much umbrage if I begin this by noting that, as a collective, rock and metal fans have not always been traditionally recognised as being open-minded or welcoming of acts that embrace fun as a way of life. And that’s even with ‘No Mosh No Core No Fun’ not become a genre-wide approach. That isn’t to say that there aren’t successes – Devin has always been indulged his gastric and wacky fascinations, Mr Bungle have always defied any and everything, and others have long-since smashed down the irony door.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: INTHEWHALE – Vanishing Point


The pandemic and the many resultant lockdowns affected INTHEWHALE, with the depression, anger and uncertainty felt reflected on their new album Vanishing Point (Riot Records). An Alt Rock duo from Denver, with Nate Valdez on guitar and vocals and Eric Riley on drums and vocals, INTHEWHALE’s new album is a dark and angry serving of Grunge and Metal.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Canvas Shares “Jealousy” Lyric Video


New York City Alt-Rock band Canvas have shared a brand new single and lyric video for their track – “Jealousy.” The track evokes a whole mood, a spaghetti-western base wrapped up with a sultry strutting beat. More like a movie score, with orchestration and killer vocalizing. Until, the chorus kicks in with a sweeping melody and catchy, soulful flow! The lyric video also delivers with its simplicity and style. This is a great track and a band we’ll be keeping an ear our for in the future! Watch the “Jealousy” lyric video here at the site right now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Diamante – American Dream


We have all missed shows and big tours this past year, but as we turn a promising corner, it’s only appropriate to have some fresh stadium-style Rock to accompany our reemergence.

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