In support of their album Omerta and debut single, ‘Come Undone’, ADRENALINE MOB featuring Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), and Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp) will be commencing a U.S. tour on March 12th. Additionally on that day, the band will be releasing Coverta, an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the band’s favorite songs.
A Sound of Thunder seemed to come out of nowhere in 2012 with their album Out of the Darkness. Even though the band had been busting their musical chops since 2008 as the personal pieces of the puzzle began to come together, it was their 2012 release that caught people’s attention. That album seemed to fill a void in metal fans that had been missing in today’s flavor of the week market. Songs such as “Murderous Horde” and the tongue-in-cheek “Kill That Bitch”, along with great videos to accompany them, seemed to strike a chord with many metal lovers.
Hell or Highwater, the Orange County rock band founded by Atreyu’s Brandon Saller, is the project that keeps Saller stimulated and creative. They tore apart the UPROAR Festival this past summer, and this year they continue building on that momentum, as they tour alongside The Darkness. RockRevolt Magazine was fortunate to squeeze in a quick interview with Brandon while he pushes forward on the last leg of this tour.
Did you ever run across a band that you just couldn’t put your finger on a way to truly describe their sound? Almost to the point that it starts an argument amongst other people who have heard of the band yet can’t describe them either? Alice Sweet Alice is a prime example of a band sounding familiar, yet they don’t sound like anything you have ever heard before. I know that may sound confusing, but after one listen of their CD Mandala, I think you just might agree.
Promising to be raw, emotional and interactive, Justin Furstenfeld, vocalist/songwriter/guitarist for the Platinum-selling rock band Blue October, will kick off a 24-date solo/acoustic tour “An Open Book: An Evening With Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October” on April 4 at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA. The shows, all presented in intimate settings, will consist of spoken word, a Q&A session, and an acoustic set of songs never before heard, as well as stripped down and softer versions of Blue October fan-favorites.
Their self-titled debut album, Sunflower Dead, was released last August. It’s an eleven song package of metal and melodic rock that catches the ear and rocks the soul. It’s an album of many layers. The riffs are heavy and in abundance, the grooves are catchy and the songs are infectious. If you throw in the addition of piano as well as the unconventional accordion, then you begin to see the layers take shape. Lead singer Michael Del Pizzo sat down with us to discuss the concept of Sunflower Dead, both musically and visually.