Danish SIAMESE return with third album Saturday, 24 January 2015 21:00 by madseason
Siamese - Tomorrow Never Dies

Danish alternative rock band Siamese (formerly Siamese Fighting Fish) is one of the most promising Scandinavian bands around. The sextet from Copenhagen released their self-titled third album last Monday, with the help of a successful IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign.

The first single off "Siamese" is "Tomorrow Never Dies": watch the video directed by Morten Bo Harris clicking on the image on the left and, if you like the track, try the whole album -featuring the new single "Gods & Kings"- on Spotify: if you like rock with elements of pop, prog, electronic and violin inserts, Siamese could be a band for you.

Rising stars: ANOTHER PERFECT STORM Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:15 by madseason
Another Perfect Storm - Another Perfect Storm

American singer/songwriter Ben Draiman is a new name to me. I discovered this talented artist a few days ago, with the release of the debut album of his creature Another Perfect Storm.

The self-titled record, officially released last week, is a perfect example of how to make highly enjoyble, powerful, emotional and melodic alternative rock music without the need of reinventing the wheel.

The songwriting on "Another Perfect Storm" is of the highest order, the musicianship is top-notch and Ben himself is an excellent vocalist.

"Every song is based on very real experiences that I've had personally, as well as one or two that others have, and is very much ME in every possible sense" says Ben about the tracks on the album. "It isn't always so easy putting one's self out there for all to see and hear, to be subject to potential criticism, and even worse, to be possibly be ignored. But you give me the courage to do so and your constant incredible feedback and stories of the deep impact the music has had on you has really meant the world to me. The most important thing about the music and the words is what it means to you!"

The first single off "Another Perfect Storm" is the title-track: watch the lyric video clicking on the image. Also, you can preview the whole album here before buying, and get 3 songs for free visiting the band's website. Another Perfect Storm: a mandatory listening.

NIGHT TERRORS OF 1927 full-length debut Monday, 19 January 2015 21:15 by madseason
Night Terrors Of 1927 - Everything's Coming Up Roses

I told you not so many weeks ago that Night Terrors Of 1927 where about to release their full-length debut at the beginning of 2015. Well, "Everything's Coming Up Roses", the first long distance trial by the alternative/synth pop rock duo, was officialy released last Tuesday, January 13, on iTunes.

The 11-tracks album includes previous singles "Dust And Bones" (the song that granted the Americans a record deal with Atlantic Records) and "When You Were Mine", the leading track of last year's EP "Anything To Anyone," featuring Canadian indie pop-rock stars Tegan and Sara. Another song from the aforementioned EP, "Always Take You Back," has been chosen as the new single that accompanied the album release: watch the video now following this link.

Meet Marco Meyer's ONE I CINEMA Saturday, 17 January 2015 14:51 by madseason
ONE I CINEMA - Not My Fault

ONE I CINEMA is a German alternative rock band, hailing from Osnabrueck, Lower-Saxony. The band was founded in 2013 by Marco Meyer, who solely remains responsible for the band's musical direction as its main producer, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

ONE I CINEMA will release their self-titled debut album next week, on January 23, via Sistina Records. Watch the video for the first single off the record, "Not My Fault," clicking on the image and get the lyric video for the brand new second single "The Mirror" here.

ONE I CINEMA is a band to keep an eye on if you're into acts like Alter Bridge, Ra, Dredg. If you want to dig deeper in the music of the band, then you can stream the whole album on SoundCloud, following this link.

Electronic hard rockers THE TAKING, from Texas Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:40 by madseason
The Taking - Never See Me Again

Electronic heavy rock band from Texas The Taking have completed their self-titled debut album and will release it at a party show in San Antonio, TX, next February 7, with Ready Revolution, Dawn Over Zero and Celeste'al Descent sharing the stage with the band.

This is great stuff for fans of Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Nine Inch Nails.

Check the lyric video for the first single off the album, "Never See Me Again", clicking on the image above.

Rishloo

This is an amazing band I just discovered. Rishloo is a completely independent alternative progressive rock outfit from Seattle, originally formed in 2002 and reformed in October of 2013 after a couple of years of hiatus.

"Living As Ghosts With Buildings As Teeth" is the title of their Kickstarter-funded fourth studio album, digitally released in December and out on cd next week. If you're into adventurous rock music as the likes of The Mars Volta, Dredg, Fair To Midland, Tool, Karnivool, than this gem of a record is for you.

Preview the new songs "Landmines" and "Dead Rope Machine" on SoundCloud and support these great artists buying their album!

Rising stars: FLASHAM Friday, 9 January 2015 21:55 by madseason
Flasham - Kiss Me

"Kiss Me" is the brand new single from Norwegian rockers Flasham. I don't know much about this band, so let the bio speak:
"Flasham is a Norwegian rock band who masters something few other rock bands accomplish today. Giving classic rock a modern renaissance. The band has their roots from the 70's rock, but their music also cover a pop and funky side with influences like RHCP, Jarle Bernhoft and Kings of Leon to mention a few. In their songs they focus on catchy melodies, good riffs, epic choruses, and grooves which make it impossible to stand still. With a singer who could be Jeff Buckley's lost son, and a guitarist with riffs, and charisma, inspired by the 80/70ties rock gods, they create their own unique and powerful sound."

Bio aside, "Kiss Me" is without a doubt a great song with a foot in the past and the other in the present. A band to follow!

False Starts: new EP for THE YOUNG EVILS Wednesday, 7 January 2015 20:40 by madseason
The Young Evils - Renegades

If you want some energetic garage rock with shining melodies, than look no further than The Young Evils. The Seattle independent band led by songwriter Troy Nelson and singer Mackenzie Mercer, recorded their new EP "False Starts" at the legendary Sound City Studios in Los Angeles and The Kill Room in Seattle and released it last November 18.
The Young Evils have a new video out for the EP's lead single "Renegades", a song that features no less than Phil Collen (Def Leppard) on additional guitar. The video was directed by Mackenzie's father, Lance Mercer, the man who shot Pearl Jam's first album cover and toured with the band from 1992 to 1995 as their official photographer.

Watch the video for "Renegades" now clicking on the image above.