Known as “America’s Blue Collar band” XFactor1 is the real mother deal y’all. One listen to their newest release Famous. Last. Words. and you will hear an album (and band) that is filled with emotion, energy, and killer hard rocking music. Famous. Last. Words.has 13 ass-kicking treats for your metal ears that will leave you wanting to gorge again and again.
American rock act JOLLY suffered severely from hurricane Sandy in New York. JOLLY has been working on recording their second studio album Audio Guide To Happiness, Part II, but hurricane Sandy completely destroyed the band’s rehearsal room and drummer Louis Abramson’s studio. All of the band’s equipment was ruined by the massive flooding of the enormous storm. In March 2013, JOLLY is planning to go on tour with label-mates RIVERSIDE. They are currently asking for help from their friends and fans and have set up a rescue fund to finance the new band equipment and the reconstruction of the studio, so the European tour can take place next year and they can finish the recording of their album. Depending on the donated sum, the band is offering different thank-you gifts to the donors.
We’ve all heard the classic slogan “Cleveland Rocks”. While it may have been a TV sitcom’s introduction/theme song that made that slogan famous some years ago, it will be the metal band based in that fine city known as Affiance that will bring that slogan back and to heavy music reality. What Affiance will also bring back in the process is (and most importantly) what true rock and metal fans long for: melodic metal with soaring vocals and driving guitars.
Are you bored of metal bands consistently droning out the same note in a blasphemous attempt at getting the “Heavy” and “Brutal” sound, trying to reflect the good old days of rock? The London based Ace Mafia is our Indie Band of the Week for a reason – they provide the raw heaviness that we wanted whilst sticking to their classical roots. We got to interview their bassist – Geos – and you can see how the interview went here…
Marty McCoy from Bobaflex is good-humored, and hands-down one of the most personable people I’ve had the pleasure to speak with in a long time. If you haven’t heard Bobaflex’s Hell in My Heart, you’ve done yourself a disservice. Check this interview, get a copy of the album, visit them on facebook and at theofficialbobaflex.com, request ‘Sound of Silence’ from your radio station, and make Bobaflex a household name. You won’t regret it!