Metal Vs Racism Releases Its Second Episode

After making its debut early this week with episode one, Metal Vs. Racism, an online collective of metal musicians has shared their second episode. This episode features Alex Skolnik of Testament, Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, Leon De Muerte of  Terrorizer, Mike IX of EyeHateGod, Chiyo of Noothgrush, Scotty Peterson of Cryptic Slaughter, Greg Wilkerson of Brainoil/Deathgrave, Rev. Ben Falgoust of Goatwhore and more! Episode 1 featured members of High On Fire, Sepultura, Gatecreeper, Exhumed, Necrot, Blood Incantation, and others. They have come together in a new video denouncing white supremacy, police brutality, and racism. Organized by Necrot frontman Luca Indrio and Gatecreeper guitarist Eric Wagner and the clips willl feature people in the metal world uniting against bigotry — in the metal community and the world at large. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #334: Facebook Groups and the Music Marketing Mixer

Matt and Keefy go hard on Facebook Groups, which ones we get a lot of value out of and how you can too! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #334 is streaming now and it’s all about Facebook Groups and the Music Marketing Mixer! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #333: Having A Side Hustle To Your Side Hustle!

Matt and Keefy break down why it’s important to have many revenue streams to make your dream a reality. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #333 is streaming now and it’s about Having A Side Hustle To Your Side Hustle! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #332: Scotty Tankcrimes is Back! Do Reviews Matter?

Scotty Heath of Tankcrimes Records is back on the Pod! We discuss whether album reviews even matter anymore! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #332 is streaming now and it’s Scotty Tankcrimes is Back! Do Reviews Matter? Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest #217: Scotty Tankcrimes on Starting a DIY Record Label

If you only want to play music and not put in any of the other sweat equity needed to make it in the music industry, you will not go very far. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #217 is streaming now and it’s an interview all about Scotty Tankcrimes on Starting a DIY Record Label! Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Cliterati Shares New Single – “Latinex Taken”

Oregonian anarcho-punks Cliterati will release their new album Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies full-length August 30th via the Tankcrimes label. The band has released a brand new single in ‘Latinex Taken’. Recorded by Greg Wilkinson (Necrot, High On Fire) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Power Trip) with cover art by legendary Japanese artist Sugi (Doom, Death Side, Hellshock) whose illustration reflects a personal interpretation of Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies’ title track. The band is about to hit the road for an extensive US tour, so get out there and support one of the most crucial bands of the last decade in heavy, underground music. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #150: Selling More Records with Scotty Heath

 

Selling more records is not everything as a band, it’ the only thing. But how do you get started?  Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #150 is streaming now and it’s all about Selling More Records with Scotty Heath of Tankcrimes Records. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #141: Punk Rock Marketing with Scotty Heath of Tankcrimes

 

Many underground bands want to market themselves better, but don’t want to look like sellouts when they do it. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #141 is streaming now and it’s all about Punk Rock Marketing with Scotty Heath of Tankcrimes. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #137: Hip-Hop, DIY and more with Tankcrimes Boss Scotty Heath

 

The crossover of Hip-Hop, Hardcore and Metal is here to stay and not a fad. All three share a DIY aesthetic that seems to unite fans and artists. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #137 is streaming now and it’s all about Hip-Hop, DIY and more with Tankcrimes Boss Scotty Heath. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Mortuous – Through Wilderness

Remember when Roadrunner Records had the hardest hitting metal roster and a slew of death metal classics to back it up? Mortuous remembers. Mortuous remembers it so vividly that they’ve recorded their debut album Through Wilderness (Tankcrimes) and crammed it full of some of those seminal Death Metal sounds. Not unlike Gruesome, Mortuous pays homage and respects its elders, but it never comes across as re-warmed leftovers. Continue reading