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Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Randy

Pittsburgh’s rising rock band Young Fox has released their new EP, Predecessors, today via Spartan Records. The release is currently available digitally at iTunes and from Spartan Records at

Formed in 2012, Young Fox came together over drinks in a neighborhood pub in Pittsburgh. Martin Lunn (bassist), who’s also in revered metal band Zao, Luke Cypher (vocals/guitar/keys), who happens to share his time as the head chef at Piccolo Forno in Pittsburgh, and Chris Lehberger (drums) began writing, rehearsing and recording and eventually added Brian Schultz (guitar) to the mix, rounding out the four-piece band.
The group was fixated on honing their craft and songwriting on the new record, Predecessors, until they were completely satisfied. The results are shockingly good too.
Young Fox’s music is dynamic and heartfelt. From the record’s memorable first track “Single Phase” to the last notes of “Define The End,” Young Fox leaves it all on record. Tracks like “The Answer” and “Diet of Worms” are intense and methodical and showcase extraordinary talents from a new band that will be around for years to come.
Check out their lyric video for “Diet of Worms”
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FOR I AM KING Female Fronted Metal Band Announce Debut EP

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , on May 29, 2014 by Randy

Hailing from Amsterdam, FOR I AM KING is a new female fronted metal band for fans of Job For A Cowboy and Whitechapel. The band is quickly making a name for itself by touring heavily and now they are gearing up for the release of their first EP, ‘Revengeance’, which will be released May 27th.

The album is available online everywhere NOW!

James LaBrie releases digital EP, “I Will Not Break” today via InsideOut Music

Posted in All Metal, Featured, New Music, Releases with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by Randy

Following up on the success of his recent studio album, “Impermanent Resonance”, Dream Theater’sJames LaBrie released a 9 song Digital EP entitled “I Will Not Break” today.

Check out the EP’s title-track “I Will Not Break” in a static video via the IOM YouTube channel here:  

1. I Will Not Break (3:52)
2. Unraveling (3:31)
3. Why (3:45)
4. Coming Home (Alternate Mix) (4:23)
5. Jekyll Or Hyde (Demo) (3:48)
6. Just Watch Me (Demo) (4:17)
7. I Tried (Jason Miller Re-mix) (5:13)
8. Over The Edge (Mutrix Re-mix) (4:33)
9. Euphoric (NeonGenesis Re-mix) (4:41)

James LaBrie online:  

JAMES LABRIE – To release “I Will Not Break” Digital-EP in January

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Previews, Releases with tags , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by Randy
Following up on the success of his latest studio album, “Impermanent Resonance”, Dream Theater’s James LaBrie is set to release a new Digital EP entitled “I Will Not Break” on January 14th, 2014 in North America via InsideOutMusic.The “I Will Not Break” EP will include 9 (!) tracks and a total playing time of 38 minutes for a special low-price with the following tracklisting:

JAMES LABRIE – “I Will Not Break” Digital EP (38:03)
1. I Will Not Break (3:52)
2. Unraveling (3:31)
3. Why (3:45)
4. Coming Home (Alternate Mix) (4:23)
5. Jekyll Or Hyde (Demo) (3:48)
6. Just Watch Me (Demo) (4:17)
7. I Tried (Jason Miller Re-mix) (5:13)
8. Over The Edge (Mutrix Re-mix) (4:33)
9. Euphoric (NeonGenesis Re-mix) (4:41)

While the opening title track is the album version taken from the “Impermanent Resonance” release, the songs 2 and 3 were previously only released physically as Digipak bonus tracks. Song 4 is an alternate mix version and songs 5 as well as 6 are special demo versions, all previously only released physically as bonustracks on the Digipak and the Japanese edition for the “Static Impulse” album in 2010. Songs 7, 8 and 9 are special dub step / electronica re-mixes of “Static Impulse” songs, previously unreleased (Song 7 was only available physically in Japan before). The re-mixes were done by US-based DJ’s Jason Miller, Mutrix and NeonGenesis. The cover artwork for the EP was once again designed by Gustavo Sazes / (Arch Enemy, Kamelot, etc.).

You can pre-order the “I Will Not Break” Digital EP here:

Check out the EP’s title-track “I Will Not Break” in a static video via the IOM YouTube channel here:

James LaBrie checked in to comment about the upcoming EP release as follows:

“Hey Everyone! Matt, Marco, Peter, Ray and yours truly are very pleased to release this digital EP. It will show some of the songs with alternate mixes as well as letting you hear Matt’s exceptional voice with some of the songs in their demo versions. We also had 3 of the songs mixed in dub step stylings to give them a somewhat interesting flavour and twist. Hope you all enjoy this release, I personally think it is very cool. All the best in the New Year and see you out there….”
Most recently, the James LaBrie track “Lost In The Fire” was used by the Swedish sound library company Toontrack Music to promote the launch of one of their new products. Check out the trailer here: LaBrie’s latest studio album “Impermanent Resonance” was, just like the previous “Static Impulse” album from 2010, mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street recording studios (Kreator, Opeth, Paradise Lost, etc.) with Jens Bogren and this time also Tony Lindgren. Upon release, “Impermanent Resonance” managed to enter the the Billboard Heatseeker Charts at #5 and #156 on the Billboard 200 Charts!  In Europe the album saw succes on the sales charts in Germany at position # 48 and The Netherlands at position # 67 as well as UK’s Rock Album Chart at position # 22.

All available European physical formats of “Impermanent Resonance” can be purchased here:

James LaBrie – “Impermanent Resonance” online action:
“Agony” static video:
“Agony” free download:
“Back On The Ground” lyric-video:
“I Got You” static video:
“Letting Go” guitar play-through by Marco Sfogli:
“Agony” drum recordings by Peter Wildoer:
Diverse album songs by drummer Peter Wildoer:

“Impermanent Resonance” Line-Up:
James LaBrie – Lead Vocals
Matt Guillory – Keyboards, Background Vocals
Marco Sfogli – Guitars
Ray Riendeau – Bass
Peter Wildoer – Drums, Screams

Selected James LaBrie Solo Discography:
Keep It To Yourself (MullMuzzler) – 1999
MullMuzzler 2 (MullMuzzler) – 2001
Elements Of Persuasion – 2005
Static Impulse – 2010
Impermanent Resonance – 2013

James LaBrie online:

Baltimore, MD Heavy Hitters SKY CAME BURNING Unleash Brand New Lyric Video for Thought-Provoking Title Track ‘Vertigo’

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Shows, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by Randy

New EP “Vertigo” Coming Early 2014

Fast-advancing Baltimore, MD metalcore band SKY CAME BURNING are releasing another exclusive for their diehard fans, this time in the form of a new lyric video for the title track off of their new EP, ‘Vertigo’. The track puts a back and forth conversation between a parent and child to music. The song was again recorded with Drewsif Stalin and the lyric video was created by Josiah Moore (Sirens and Sailors, You and Die). Check out the lyric video here:

“This song is obviously on the heavier side of our EP, but we hope people can get through the anger and on to the message,” states drummer Randall James. “‘Vertigo’ is about any kid whose ever been told to make the decision to quit something they’re passionate about. We’re told our entire life to “dream big” and “go for the gold”, but whenever we stray from the beaten path and go for something with an identity (being in a band) it’s shut down or frowned upon.”

Randall adds, “In the song, the parents are pretty much asking the kid to choose between their dream or their parents. Make a decision or get the hell out basically, we’re not going to support you any longer. The song really hits home for a lot of us, being a DIY band of semi-older ages and all. We’re not “slumming” it by any means of the word and have had a lot of support, but just the negative comments here and there, that awkward moment when people find out you’re still living at home at 26 when they’ve graduated, got married, and most times had kids. Really, the song can be interpreted however the listener likes.”




Late last month, SKY CAME BURNING released their new music video for the track ‘Remora’. The video is directed by Drewsif Stalin and is available for viewing at the band’s official YouTube page at this link:


‘Remora’ and ‘Vertigo’ are cut from the band’s upcoming EP Vertigo, set for release early next year.


SKY CAME BURNING have been performing up and down Eastern portion of the U.S. for the last few years, grabbing a substantial following and turning heads as they go. The band has shared the stage with numerous headliners like All That Remains, Sevendust, Periphery, and Born of Osiris, and won the battle of the bands for both Warped Tour and Uproar Festival this past year.


Although SKY CAME BURNING’s main focus right now is to focus on finalizing their new EP, they will perform at Empire in Springfield, VA with The Ghost Inside, Volumes and Texas and July on December 13th, and tickets are just $14. The band plans to tour in early 2014 in support of their new EP.

To learn more about SKY CAME BURNING, visit

OTHERWISE Release ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ EP As Free Download

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Reviews, Shows, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2013 by Randy

Album Now Available At

Band Hosting SiriusXM Octane Takeover All Weekend

“Die For You” #28 At Active Rock Radio With Increasing Spins

“Rebel Yell” Single Set For November 11 iTunes Release


In celebration of their fans, Las Vegas rockers OTHERWISE have just released the acoustic ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ EP for free via the website The album contains five brand new songs, all written and recorded entirely on the road. To download the ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ EP for free, please click here.

The ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ free download was announced this afternoon exclusively on SiriusXM Octane, where the band – frontman Adrian Patrick, guitarists Ryan Patrick and Andrew Pugh, drummer Corky Gainsford and bassist Vassilios Metropoulos – hosted an exclusive station takeover that will repeat daily through November 4. The special features an interview, acoustic performance, and the band taking over the Octane playlist. In early 2012, OTHERWISE became the first unsigned band to reach No. 1 on the Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – SiriusXM launched the band’s career into the national spotlight, and now they are helping OTHERWISE deliver ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ to their fans.

The OTHERWISE SiriusXM Octane takeover will repeat at the following times this weekend, and is also available via SiriusXM On Demand:


Friday, November 1 – 12pm ET/9am PT

Saturday, November 2 – 8pm ET/5pm PT

Sunday, November 3 – 2pm ET/11am PT

Monday, November 4 – 6amET/3am PT


“‘ENJOY THE PAIN‘ is our gift to you. It’s our way of saying thank you for the success you’ve helped us earn, and a little something to hold you over until our next full length album is released in 2014,” says OTHERWISE of the EP. “We recorded this entirely on our own, on the road, in between shows while out on tour. If we couldn’t find a quiet bedroom or bathroom to track in, we’d record while literally driving down the highway… The process wasn’t easy. It wasn’t slick. It wasn’t normal. It didn’t adhere to any set of rules, guidelines, or industry standards. At times it was painful… And we enjoyed every minute of it. So please, ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ with us… and enjoy this EP.”


‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ Track Listing:

1. 60 MPH

2. Once In My Dreams

3. Enjoy The Pain

4. Miles Of Rain

5. Burn Away (III Reprise)


In the 18 months since the release of their ‘True Love Never Dies’ debut, OTHERWISE have gone from local Las Vegas favorites to one of America’s best-selling breakout acts. Now, they’re giving something back to the fans that have embraced the band as their own. A first track from the album, “Miles Of Rain,” can be heard here.


To compliment the free EP, on November 11 the band will release an iTunes-exclusive single featuring an acoustic cover of the BILLY IDOL hit “Rebel Yell” and an acoustic version of “Heaven,” the closing track from ‘True Love Never Dies’.


“Die For You”, the third single from the band’s debut album, is currently at No. 28 at Active Rock radio – click here to watch the single’s official lyric video. The follow-up to breakout hits “Soldiers” and “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures),” “Die For You” is a full-throttle anthem of undying devotion in the face of betrayal. “Soldiers” has sold more than 100,000 digital tracks, and the band has amassed more than 2.4 million total views on YouTube. You can watch the official music video for “Soldiers” here, and the “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” video here.

Released in May 2012, ‘True Love Never Dies’ has sold more than 50,000 copies, making OTHERWISE that year’s best-selling new rock band and helping propel them to tours alongside STONE SOUR, PAPA ROACH, BUCKCHERRY, P.O.D., THREE DAYS GRACE, POP EVIL and more. The band have also become a mainstay on the North American festival circuit with appearances including Rock On The Range, Aftershock, Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville and a host of others.



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