ALBUM REVIEW: Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown – Pressure

As last year wound down, 2020 was looking bright for music, with tours galore and a litany of reunions. Nashville’s rock ‘n rollers Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown were looking forward to building on their busy 2019, which included tours and festivals across the US and Europe, most notably with Stone Temple Pilots, Rival Sons, Clutch, Sevendust, Blackstone Cherry, and Airbourne, among others, and the release of their critically-acclaimed album, Truth and Lies. But as 2020’s landscape changed, big plans did too. Some artists went on hiatus, while others decided to take the time to reflect and write. In this case, guitarist/vocalist Tyler Bryant, drummer Caleb Crosby, and guitarist Graham Whitford did not slow down, took on the latter approach, and hunkered down in Bryant’s home studio to craft some of their best work with the help of co-producer/engineer Roger Alan Nichols. Aptly titled Pressure (out October 16th on Snakefarm/Spinefarm Records), the album takes listeners on a journey through the emotional and tumultuous year. Coincidentally, many of the songs began to take shape before Nashville faced a destructive tornado, COVID, and racial justice rallies. However, the release could not have been timed better, as it offers up 13 tracks to headbang and air guitar away the trials and tribulations of the last seven months and beyond. With a multitude of moods and tempos, and a collage of rock, blues, roots, and country stylings, Pressure follows the roller coaster that is 2020 life. Continue reading

Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown Announces Livestream Event, New Album Out This Week

Nashville rockers Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown will release their new album, Pressure, this week via Snakefarm Records (Spinefarm) and it promises to be strong. To celebrate the new release the band has announced an EXCLUSIVE livestream event on release day, October 16th, 2020. This one-of-a-kind concert will take place in Nashville and will feature the band tearing through songs from Pressure, alongside additional behind-the-scenes footage. Tickets and VIP passes can be purchased below!

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Cripper Premiere Two Tracks From “Follow Me: Kill!”

Ever since their debut album, Cripper has shifted from rather technical thrash towards a unique approach to extreme metal. Cripper‘s new album, Follow Me: Kill!, continues that evolution, and promises fans “ten ass-kicking tracks, at times lightning fast, at other times atmospheric or epic, but never standard fare.Continue reading