Michael “Whip” Wilton of Queensrÿche Talks “The Verdict”, Longevity, and Looking at the Future

Long-running Heavy Metal legends Queensrÿche recently released their excellent new albumThe Verdict on Century Media Records. We caught up with founding member Michael “Whip” Wilton at their sold-out show at Irving Plaza in New York City and talked about the new album, the loyalty of their fans, working with Chris “Zeuss” Harris, the bands’ approach to music videos, their tour plans for the rest of 2019, some key upcoming milestone album anniversaries in their career, and much more. Interview by Keefy and videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography.Continue reading

Spider-Man “Far From Home” Movie Trailer Features Classic Ramones Track

The new trailer for Spider Man: Far From Home just dropped and once again Queens, New York legends The Ramones are being repped by the movie. Spider-Man’s character is actually from Forrest Hills, the same neighborhood as The Ramones, and the iconic Punks are synonymous with New York attitude and style. ‘I Wanna Be Sedated’ can be heard at the top of the trailer, much like ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ was used in the trailers and the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming. The trailer always has an orchestral version of the popular original Spider-Man Cartoon theme song from the 1960s. Spider-Man Far From Home releases on July 5th 2019 from Sony Pictures. Continue reading

Bring Me The Horizon Share New Video For “Medicine”, New Album Coming Soon

Metalcore lords Bring Me The Horizon have shared their new mind-blowing video for the track ‘Medicine’. The song comes from their upcoming new album Amo, dropping on January 25th via Sony/Columbia. Amo already has one bonafide hit in the Grammy-nominated ‘Mantra’ (26.5 million Spotify streams and 13 million YouTube views and is a Top 10 hit at Active Rock Radio). Watch the video below!Continue reading

Bring Me The Horizon Tease New Video For “Medicine”, New Album Coming Soon

Bring Me the Horizon is looking forward to 2019 with big hearts and big riffs. The bands’ new albumAmo (RCA/Columbia/Sony) is releasing on 25th of January and is one of the most anticipated records of 2019. They just teased a new video for their possible next single, “Medicine”, which you can see below. Continue reading

Sons Of Apollo Cancel Summer Tour Dates

Sons of Apollo, the prog metal supergroup made up of members of Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs, and Journey and more band have canceled all of their summer festival tour dates. The band released a statement to the fans apologizing. Their stunning debut album Psychotic Symphony, came out last October via InsideOut Music.Continue reading

Time, The Valuator – How Fleeting, How Fragile

German metal is going through something of a renaissance in recent times, with an inventive and all-embracing attitude exuding all manner of influences. Step forward the enigmatically named Time, The Valuator, adding a post-hardcore feel to the powerful prog metal of the likes of Karnivool and Periphery with debut album How Fleeting, How Fragile (Longbranch). Continue reading

Hyvmine – Fight or Flight

To Djent or not to djent, that is the question. In the brief decade since the rise of the style named for the onomatopoeia of Meshuggah’s guitar tone became the genre du- jour for while in heavy music and folded back into prog again. We still don’t know the answer. In the meantime, prog heads are content to jam their favorites and occasionally take note of supreme new talent on the scene. Right now, the new hot, super awesome talent is Al Joseph, and his project is Hyvmnie.Continue reading

Kissin’ Dynamite – Ecstasy

At its molten heart, Rock music should be a very simple beating beast indeed. It should inspire and excite, yes, but it doesn’t need complicated rhythms, progressive tendencies, cerebral lyrics, analysis, politics or a whole plethora of interesting and additional ingredients to be successful or do what it sets out to do. And that is to, unequivocally, “Rock”. Continue reading

Bullet For My Valentine – Gravity

What a ride Bullet For My Valentine (BFMV) have been on thus far, having gone from being part of a newly anointed ‘New Big 4 of Thrash’, and heralded in the same breaths of Metal’s greatest bands upon the release of their debut album The Poison (Visible Noise) to the flip side of the real lows felt after the release of their fourth record Temper, Temper (RCA) which saw creative levels dip to point where many wrote the band off completely. They attempted a return with 2015’s Venom (RCA) and seemed to be slowly kicking in the Metal cogs into motion again and saw a kind of spluttering rebirth. Continue reading

Sons Of Apollo Book First Tour Dates Of 2018

 

Progressive metal supergroup Sons Of Apollo featuring ex-Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) will start 2018 with the first dates of their debut wold-tour. They begin in Tampa, FL on February 3 as part of the Cruise To The Edge prog rock music cruise, which will be sailing to Belize and Costa Maya. Next, they will play Miami, FL on February 9 as part of the Monsters Of Rock Cruise Pre-Show party. Tickets for the upcoming tour dates go on sale this Friday, December 1 at 12pm local time. Psychotic Symphony is out now via InsideOut Music. Continue reading