Let’s take a minute and talk about hype. We all have a vague notion of what it is, but how does one obtain it? Can it be harnessed long term or is it a matter of riding that wave while it’s marginally available? For instance, how did Job For A Cowboy use it to jump from MySpace unto Metal Blade? Beats me. Whatever the case may be, it appears abundantly clear that Spiritbox know how to tap into it and are doing so on Eternal Blue (Rise Records). But can Spiritbox carry this momentum all through an album? Continue reading
Aline Happ is best known for fronting Brazil’s epic Symphonic Metal band Lyria, but she has done something unique and cool to share on her YouTube channel. Happ has released a video of her performing an A Capella version of Linkin Park’s classic song “Numb’ from their Meteora album.
One of the biggest and best-selling bands of all-time, Linkin Park has another certified hit single with ‘Somewhere I Belong’ in the U.K. To earn a single certification for a single in the U.K., Linkin Park had to sell 200,000 units of the song. The track comes from their album Meteora. The platinum, gold and silver certifications awarded by the British Phonographic Industry in recognition of sales milestones have included audio streaming data since June 2015, with 1,000 streams counting as one “sale.” The bands’ debut album Hybrid Theory turns 20 years old later this year and the band is planning a series of “special things” for fans to enjoy. Continue reading
When Chester Bennington died on July 20th, it sent a shockwave through the music world. Although there seems to have been a lesser number of deaths in the music world this year compared to last, they have been no less painful. The fact that he died by suicide is tragic, and should not come with any sort of stigma, or lessen his greatness and accomplishments. As a singer, musician, and icon in the rock world, in many ways, he served as the distinctive voice of the millennial generation, in a way few others have.Continue reading