Ho holy shit, did you catch The Black Dahlia Murder’s holiday livestream? I hope you did because it was a Christmas miracle. Aptly titled “Yule `Em All,” this was definitely not your typical livestream (or Black Dahlia show, for that matter.) Jam-packed with the bands’ trademark sense of humor and brutal riffage, the night was fueled by holiday joy and metal mayhem.
Greg Puciato is a force of nature. You never know where his music is going to take you but you know it’s coming from a place of raw emotion. His recent creation “Fuck Content” is a powerhouse of energy that displays his passion and power in a fresh and original production. Part live-streamed concert and part documentary, “Fuck Content” takes a deep dive into the creative process of the former The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman. It was a real treat to be given an inside look into the creation of multiple new tracks that premiered on the stream.Continue reading
Theatrical Rock troupe Puscifer never does anything small and never has. Everything they do feels like an event level thing in an “it’s all happening” way. In the early days of the band, it was singles and EP’s before their debut album. Then it was a Paul Frank clothing drop or a few shows. Now, even in these trying times choking the music industry, the band finds creative ways to top themselves. They just released their new album, Existential Reckoning (read our review here) and for Halloween, they shared a visually striking, possibly insane, and high-quality multi-media livestream performance, Existential Reckoning – Live at The Arcosanti in the Arizona desert.
Nashville-based rockers Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown dropped their highly anticipated album Pressure on Friday, October 16th to rave reviews. Usually, a band who are constantly on the road, the group played their ONLY show of 2020 and crafted a special virtual live stream to celebrate the record release. The invigorating set was sprinkled with songs from across the TBSD catalog, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and backstories on a handful of Pressure tracks. The chatbox during the performance was populated by grateful fans from every corner of the globe, showing the impact of the band worldwide as well as how much live music has been missed these past several months.
To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of their now-iconic debut album NOLA (Elektra Records), the band Down originally planned a tour at select venues worldwide before a global pandemic shut down the normal cadence of life as any of us ever knew it for the foreseeable future. Not to be silenced on such a momentous occasion, the guys took to the stage at a private location instead to stream The Quarter Century Throwdown as a global virtual concert. Featuring vocalist PhilAnselmo, guitarists PepperKeenan and KirkWindstein, drummer JimmyBower and PatBruders on bass, the event aired live with two encore performances in the days following the livestream for ticket holders.
With live in-person shows a distant memory here in 2020, many bands are turning to technology to satiate their fans’ insatiable appetite for live music. Streaming is how many are seeing their favourite bands or discovering new bands. From the comfort of your living room or TV room, in your jim-jams or favourite comfy clothes, next to the fully stocked kitchen (where water is free), and a clean bathroom, fans get to watch their favourite performers rock out.