HERO THE BAND: Back To Myself Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:42 by madseason
Hero The Band - Back To Myself

This is something different, but very interesting and highly enjoyable nonetheless. I'm speaking of Hero The Band's new single Back To Myself, a modern-day funk rock anthem released a few days ago via Republic Records.

"We have been around music all of our lives, and we want to make music for the rest of our lives." says Nick, the youngest member of the band from Atlanta, GA. Hero The Band's musical influences are Queen, Coldplay, Take 6, Boyz II Men, The Temptations, The Beatles, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Earth,Wind, and Fire, U2, Prince, and Lenny Kravitz. It is no surprise that the brothers play the bass and lead guitars, keys, and drums. "Because we write our own lyrics and musical sound, it allows us to express our real emotions and share ourselves with the world", says Jerramy. "We are not in a box, we don't have a lead singer. We are just a mixture of different genres of music, like Michael Jackson or Andre 3000,"Justin says.

As the band grows in musicianship and artistry, Hero The Band have been blessed with many phenomenal performance opportunities. The band has performed at such venues as the Masquerade, Phillip's Arena (National Anthem for the Hawks), and performed as the opening act for the legendary "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" band, Mother's Finest.

Watch the video for Back To Myself now clicking on the image.

THE FAIM: Humans Tuesday, 30 July 2019 21:15 by madseason
The Faim - Humans (Audio)

Humans is the first single from The Faim's forthcoming debut album, State Of Mind, which will be released on Friday, September 13 via BMG.

The Faim came into existence as naturally as their music. The Australian group met while in high school in Perth, and the friends soon began penning their own songs, inspired by bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco and Metallica, and an array of musical influences, from indie rock to jazz, to pop-punk.

Humans was produced with Patrick Morrisey (Weezer, Pharrell, Hayley Kiyoko) and David Dahlquist (Aurora, Fletcher) in New York and Los Angeles, and includes a great balance of unique pop-rock sounds, rounded out with lush live band elements and a massive, resonant chorus.

"Humans is about embracing the unique qualities that make up who we are, from our individual character and personality traits, to our strengths and weaknesses. These diverse characteristics, and how they evolve throughout our lives, show us what it means to be human and how connected we all actually are," the band explains.

Check Humans now clicking on the image.

SEPTEMBER MOURNING: Unholy Friday, 26 July 2019 21:18 by madseason
September Mourning - Unholy

The genesis of September Mourning started in a dark New York basement, where a young girl discovered her father's old comic book collection and quickly became enraptured by the stories, especially the characters and arcs in the Batman series.

"'The Killing Joke' is still my favorite comic book" says band leader and creative driving force Emily Lazar (AKA September). The stories and characters helped turn Lazar into a life-long artist across several mediums –including ballet, story-telling, visual art, and music. She has combined those various talents into a living and breathing, graphic-novel-come-to-life with her band of Reapers in September Mourning. With the release of their new single and video Unholy, they continue to forge ahead with their aural and visual extravaganza.

Unholy was produced by Sahaj Ticotin (Motley Crue The Dirt Soundtrack, Starset, Sevendust, MEYTAL) and Nick Scott (Asking Alexandria, Bless the Fall, I See Stars), with mixing by Chris Lord-Alge (Linkin Park, Gren Day, Of Mice and Men). The song's scorching guitar riffs and sing-song chorus breakdowns tell a tale of a love so strong that it is fatally addicting. Unholy raises the band's artistry to a new level and will make for an anthemic addition to an already compelling live show. The band is currently on tour with Flaw before seguing to the Smile Empty Soul tour in late August.

Watch the video for Unholy clicking on the image and buy/stream the song on iTunes and Spotify.

AS STRANGE AS ANGELS: Miracle Monday, 22 July 2019 21:18 by madseason
As Strange As Angels - Miracle

As Strange As Angels -the passion project of former Murder FM front man Norman Matthew- have released a new single and video Miracle as a follow up to their Top 40 Active Rock track Mirror Mirror (from last April's EP of the same name).

The song was co-written and produced by Sahaj Ticotin (Ra, Motley Cure, Starset, Sevendust, Meytal).

Norman says of Miracle: "Coming off the success of Mirror Mirror, the bar has been set and the pressure is high for the forthcoming single and video Miracle. Up to this point, Mirror Mirror was by far, the biggest evolution for me musically, lyrically, melodically and spiritually. I connected my soul to the song in ways I never thought I could. Miracle as a song, has a heavy and dark elegance to it. Video director Michael Carter and I wanted to bring the story and vibe of the song to life. Miracle taps into my own feelings of love -of searching for and waiting on my Miracle partner to arrive.

Miracle is an Alternative Rock anthem with a soul, addictive and emotional like everything Mr. Ticotin is involved in.

Watch the video for Miracle clicking on the image and buy/stream the song on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud.

ROYAL TEETH: Hard Luck Saturday, 20 July 2019 15:03 by madseason
Royal Teeth - Hard Luck

American indie pop rockers Royal Teeth released their sophomore album Hard Luck at the end of last month, via Round Hill Records. The record marks the band's long overdue comeback to indie rock, with a progression in their sound that exudes energy and conviction.

No stranger to the ups and downs of the music industry, they're signed to their third label in just over six years. "There were days where I just accepted that this was probably going to be over soon," vocalist Gary Larsen recalls. "Something finally switched inside of me. I decided that if we are going down, then we are going down swinging."

Feeling inspired to create new songs with a new fresh sound, the quartet whole-heartedly decided it was worth a return to the music scene.

Never Gonna Quit, the first single, serves as a mission statement for the album, boasting loudly the ability to take a shot to the chin and continue pushing forward. Thrashing, punk-inspired The Best takes on a tongue-in-cheek response to the cutthroat nature of the industry, and Rivalry shows a deep seeded desire for both self-discovery and acceptance, stating "I just want to feel like I belong to myself, to anyone."

"It is easy for me to lose confidence in myself," Gary states. "This line of work can be difficult. It requires you to be vulnerable and put yourself out there to be judged by others. It's hard to get used to. We are using this album as a platform to face our fears, and to focus on the love we find through the music we create and those who connect along the way. I hope that this album gives strength to anyone who has a hard time putting themselves out there for the world to see."

Hard Luck is available on your favorite digital music service: check this amazing album out now cliking on the image.

GREEK FIRE: Broken Friday, 12 July 2019 21:45 by madseason
Greek Fire - I Do

BROKEN is the title of the brand new album from St. Louis, Missouri, Alternative Rock band Greek Fire. It's released today, July 12, via WITHYN Records, after quite some troubles, due to pledgemusic.com, the site that Greek Fire did their album pre-order with, suspended operations.

"PledgeMusic failures... when they went down caught us all off guard and by surprise. Artists And Fans alike got really screwed. It took a lot of money, time and effort from us that we can't get back. BUT, getting our music to you was and is the most important thing. That being said; as soon as that happened we put our nose to the grindstone to make a way to get you new music as fast as possible. So here it is" said the band, adding "BROKEN is for anyone who has been crushed. It's for everyone that has truly been to the bottom. This is a record for the broken-hearted. For anyone that has been to the deepest valleys of pain all the while knowing that you can AND WILL climb to an even higher mountain than before. BROKEN is so special to us. We are BROKEN as we mourn the loss of our dear friend, producer and engineer Matthew Amelung. He has been truly instrumental in everything Greek Fire and we miss him more than words can describe."

BROKEN is an totally awesome album of modern alternative rock, full of energy, hooks and attitude: stream it now on Spotify and watch the video for the new single I Do clicking on the image.

KONGOS: Western Fog Tuesday, 9 July 2019 21:15 by madseason
KONGOS - Western Fog

weChameleon's aficionados may remember my post about South African alternative rockers KONGOS at the beginning of the year. The post presented 1929: Part 1, the first album of a trilogy whose second chapter is anticipated today by the release of the new single Western Fog.

With drums and bass that feel straight out of The Breakfast Club, and a guitar/vocal combo that emits refreshing, 90's alternative air, Western Fog bridges two decades together in three and a half minutes.

Lyricwise, the new single focuses on internal conflict. "Western Fog is about the unforgiving heaviness we feel at certain times in our lives," writer Dylan Kongos explains. "Learning how to truly love and sharing that with someone in need, can lift us out of the mire."

Western Fog is now available worldwide on all digital platforms (click on the image).

1929: Part 2 is set to be released on October 1, 2019. On the same day, the band will kick off their fall tour: check the dates on the band's website.

Also noteworthy is the fact that the band launched an 8-part documentary series, Bus Call - Life On Tour, which follows their story and gives a compelling and realistic window into life on tour. And, Bus Call is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video! Go check it out.

KALEIDO: Pretending Saturday, 29 June 2019 14:16 by madseason
Kaleido - Pretending

Detroit Rock veterans Kaleido have released a new single and video Pretending, an emotional and empowering song about mental health issues.

The song was co-produced with Michael Martenson & Jake Cemer (Boys Of Fall).

Singer Christina Chriss says of Pretending: "The only thing harder than the actual internal battle with anxiety, depression or addiction is faking a smile and pretending you’re fine on the outside. Especially after you’ve gathered the courage to speak up and someone tells you to “get over it”. I want you to know, it’s okay to not be okay; It’s okay to talk about it and it’s okay to reach out for help. Through my own struggles I wrote this song and I hope that it reaches everyone who has ever felt this way and needs to hear it: 'ITS OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY SOMETIMES'."

Pretending is the first single off of the upcoming new EP NO RLY...IM FINE, to be released on July 19.

Watch the video for Pretending now clicking on the image.