Sunday, June 3, 2018

THE GRINDER : METAL COFFEE PR BLOG: SWIRL KICKS ASS!!

THE GRINDER : METAL COFFEE PR BLOG: SWIRL KICKS ASS!!: SWIRL DOES IT AGAIN!! California rockers Swirl have kicked off the new year with a new song called “The Lift” which has reached #1 on In...

Monday, May 14, 2018

VINTERSEA, Regarding the upcoming Summer Prognosis 2018 tour featuring VINTERSEA, The Anima Effect, and The Devils of Loudun

VINTERSEA, Regarding the upcoming Summer Prognosis 2018 tour featuring VINTERSEA, The Anima Effect, and The Devils of Loudun.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members. 
VINTERSEA came together in 2014 when (guitarist) Jorma and (vocalist) Avienne moved to the Pacific Northwest from other corners of the world to join (guitarist) Riley and (drummer) Jeremy in creating a new brand of melodic metal heavily inspired by our natural surroundings. Most recently, (bassist) Karl has brought his experience with many local and touring bands into the fold as VINTERSEA continues to grow and evolve.
2. What's the origin of the band's name?
Being from the Pacific Northwest, we are heavily inspired by the natural beauty and ferocity of our environment. While our music isn't defined by the ocean in any way, the frigid Pacific is one off the many things in our world from which we grab inspiration.
3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
We are based in Portland, Oregon, though we play our music all over the Pacific Northwest. Portland has a thriving metal scene that sometimes doesn't get a lot of attention. Our friends in Von Doom, Velaraas, The Desolate, Ligature Marks, and Othrys create quality music that elevates our entire scene, and we are proud to be in business with them.
4. How would you describe your style?
Our sound is eclectic, and is heavily inspired by melodic and progressive death metal and black metal. Our goal is to make intensely emotive music with an emphasis on writing conceptually. We love when we can blend heavy and delicate, beautiful and ferocious, all in the same song.  

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?We released our debut full-length record, The Gravity of Fall, last year. From that record, we have released two feature music videos, with two more coming in later 2018. We strive to create professional, conceptual, and emotive work in everything we do.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?
2019 is shaping up to be a very exciting year, as we will be in the studio this winter. Stay tuned for that! 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
We have a few great local shows scheduled, but what we are really excited about right now is our upcoming Summer Prognosis tour with The Anima Effect and The Devils of Loudun. We'll be hitting some of the best music cities up and down the west coast, and playing our music for a lot of different people. 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
VINTERSEA has our sights set on establishing ourselves as one of the Northwest's premiere metal acts, all while continuing to produce beautiful, haunting, and crushing music in the best way we know how. 

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
The best place to support VINTERSEA is on BandCamp (vintersea.bandcamp.com), where you can purchase physical copies of our music, shirts, and album packages. Our music is also available on all major digital music and streaming outlets, so make sure to check out VINTERSEA on Spotify! 

10. What is it you'd like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
We would hope that when people hear our music for the first time, they feel the swing between light and airy beauty and crushing brutality within the same song. We hope that people can visualize the atmosphere in which the music was created, and most importantly that they want to listen to us again!

Thank you,

Riley Nix
VINTERSEA Guitarist

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Silvertonguedevil interview may 13 2018



  1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
We are a metal band (no sub genres, please) from Dallas, Texas that formed in spring of 2005. Inspired by the underground metal scene, as well as old school metal and punk, we write and perform songs with a unique sound and fury we call simply Devil music. Lyrics are an important part of the band, and we draw inspiration from the classical world, de Sade, Lovecraft, Poe, Baudelaire, Barker, Ketchum, and historical events from around the world. DIY (Devil It Yourself) in attitude, we have released three full length albums on our own All Devils Music label, toured extensively throughout the South and Midwest, been played on terrestrial radio all over the world, been on several renowned podcasts, create our own music videos, and book and promote shows for other touring bands as well. We also play and record with our related side project ACOUSTIC DEVIL, bringing manic energy to a new genre we call Acoustic Metal. New songs, new videos, and new shows are in the works, and we’re always on the lookout for new allies to help us dominate the world.
Silvertonguedevil is:
Craig Meinhart (vocals) - Aleks Speed (guitar) - John Tapia (bass & guitar) - Logan Mulligan (drums)
SECRET DEMONS 2009, All Devils Music
PORNOGRAPHIC SCRIPTURE 2012, All Devils Music
ORTHODOX HERESY 2015, All Devils Music
  1. What’s the origin of the band name?
A silver tongued devil is a person who has a clever way with words to such an extent that they are capable of great deception. It’s an older term, dating back hundreds of years, and ties in nicely with our lyrics. We spell the name as all one word, so it reads SILVERTONGUEDEVIL, while our fans often call us STD. We play around with that meaning by also having a song called Sexually Transmitted Devil.
  1. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are the any local bands you could recommend?
We call all of DFW home, as we regularly play across Denton, Dallas, and Fort Worth. We’re lucky to have a rich scene with a varied roster of great metal bands. There’s everything from old school heavy metal (DIESELBEAST), thrash (EXPLODER, CHEMICAUST, ELECTRIC VENGEANCE, MALDEVERA), death (INTERMENT, BLACK CHAMBER, DEMONSEED, KOMBAT, EMPTY SHELL), progressive metal (WROUGHT OF OBSIDIAN, MONOGAMIZER, DEI AEMETH), doom (CROPDUST), and black metal (WYRM CHASM, JUDAS GOAT). Plus there’s great punk and hardcore bands (HOODRAT, RAPID FACE), too.
  1. How would you describe your style?
Metal. We have lots of influences and try to craft our own sound that doesn’t fit neatly into any individual scene, so we’ll play shows with punk bands, death metal bands, trash bands; basically anything that’s loud and energetic.
  1. What have you release so far, and what can someone expect from your works?
We’ve self-released three full length albums so far (SECRET DEMONS, PORNOGRAPHIC SCRIPTURE, and ORTHODOX HERESY), and are currently at work on album number four. We try to sound like no other metal band, and bring a unique perspective to all that we do. We cover the sacred and the profane and all points in between, and if you’re adventurous you’ll find something to like.
  1. Do you have any new music in the works?
We are currently writing songs for both SILVERTONGUEDEVIL and ACOUSTIC DEVIL for a soon to be recorded album.
  1. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
Always. In the 13 years the band has been around we’ve never gone more than a month without playing live. The stage is where it’s at for us, and we regularly play across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, and occasionally push out further to Detroit, Denver, and New Orleans. We are currently working on networking shows on both coasts.
  1. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
There’s no end in sight. We’re going to finish the new album, shop it to labels, work on tours throughout America, and do our best to get over to Europe and Latin America.
  1. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can find our music on pretty much every music site there is. We’re streaming on Spotify, Pandora, Last FM, and Apple Music. You can buy our singles or full albums on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud. And you can see our videos on Youtube and Reverbnation. For music services like Spotify look for Silvertonguedevil as all one word. For social media sites look for us as Silvertonguedevil666.
  1. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
That you’re listening to a great fucking metal band. That’s all we really want, is for people to enjoy the music and the show. We work hard to be memorable.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

EPIC DEATH INTERVIEW MAY 12TH


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Epic Death started back in 2010 after Dennis and I returned to Texas from Washington state.  The band has been through a few member changes in the last 8 years.  Our current line up is the strongest lineup we have ever had.  Each member is the best at what they do.  Personally I'm the greenest musician in the band.  Everyone else has been playing music since they were about 9.  I started playing keyboards just a little over 8 years ago.  I learn a lot from my band mates, they are all amazing musicians!


2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
Late one night in 2010 Dennis and I were sitting around discussing what to name the band.  Dennis made the statement that Death had the ultimate name.  I thought about it for a moment and then said well why not call ourselves "Epic Death".  At that moment that became the band name and I stayed up until 4am creating our very first graphic.


3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?We hail from Houston, TX.  As many places the music scene is booming but because there are so many venues and they aren't close together so it makes it hard to get to multiple shows in one night if you are trying to see as many friends/bands as you can.
There are so many bands in Houston.  Desecrate the Faith, Drotten, Bag of Tricks, Dawn of Dissolution just to name a few that we enjoy seeing and call family!


4. How would you describe your style?
We consider ourselves a Metal band.  Many call us symphonic death metal, black metal, symphonic thrash and we appreciate what we sound like to others; however, we just see ourselves as metal through and through.


5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?
We released Witchcraft in December 2015.  When it comes to our music someone can expect face melting riffs, strong drums, thumping bass and melodic keyboards.  The vocals range from clean to growl and many say that Dennis' growling vocals are amazing because you can understand every word he says.


6. Do you have any new music in the works?
We have started writing another full length and are looking to release in 2019.


7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
We currently play regionally and are starting to book outside of Texas.  By next year we are hoping to be in Europe.


8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
The same plans as every band, we hope to become a household name to those who love metal.


9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
We have found the more places your music can be found the better.  Here are a few places to find Epic Death streaming as well as for purchase.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Carcinogen Daily Interview MAY 8TH

1. Please tell us the history of your band and it's members.
   - We are all musicians from Oklahoma, who have been in a number of bands in the past. Danny, Josh, and Ben have been playing music together in different bands on and off over the years. But as soon as Stephen Bisbee jumped on guitar we knew we finally found the missing piece.  The very first time all four of us jammed together we all looked around and just shook our heads in a collective "Yes" moment.

2. Origin of the band's name
   - It's a play on Carson Daly's name, but we like to think it has multiple meanings.
 We all are being force fed carcinogens on a daily basis, often times we feed them to ourselves. 

3.Where is the band based out of and what is the music scene like there? Any bands you'd recommend?
   -Tulsa, OK. The music scene is fairly diverse here in Tulsa. It's one of the more redeeming qualities of the city. There's been a history of a sizable punk and metal scene going back to the 1980s. We highly recommend checking out. Smoke Offering, Iron Cathedral, Devil Theory, Senior Fellows, Constant Peril, Machine In The Mountain, Gutter Villain, Old Man, Grass Crack, Don't Care Bears, The Shame, Larkin, We The Undead, Screaming Red Mutiny and Freak Juice.

4. Describe your style
   - kinda like Crowbar and Sabbath fucked, had a baby named Corrosion of Conformity and that baby started listening to the blues from the 20s and 30s with his best friend Clutch.

5.What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?
   - We Have our Self Titled EP that came out April 8th 2018. 

6. Do you have any new music in the works 
   - We immediately have about another half dozen songs ready or almost ready to record for our followup to our ep that we hope to have out by the end of 2018.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
 - Not planning on performing again until much later this year. We hit it very hard at the beginning of the year, and we are taking a moment to focus on writing. 

8. What plans do you have for the future of the band?
 - More Releases, More Dates. 

9.Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff.
 - Our EP is available pretty much everywhere. Go to your store or streaming service of choice. Itunes, AppleMusic, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, Slacker Radio, CdBaby, Bandcamp, reverbnation, etc etc etc. We just released our music video for "It's Only Pain" on youtube and facebook. We currently have the full EP available at the name your price option at Carcinogendaily.bandcamp.com . pay if you want, what you want.

10. What would you like a listener to remember most when hearing your music for the first time?
     - We want people to remember that, Some of the best music you're going to hear is done by guys who are doing this completely on their own, DIY, independent of any financial, creative or promotional support from a label, so you won't find their albums at the Best Buy or Wal Mart, it's something you have to have a passion for to go and seek it out on your own, but the pay off in a way is greater because you take a chance and you become involved, which is the beauty of DIY and the punk ethos.

Monday, May 7, 2018

STILL WARNING INTERVIEW MAY 7TH

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Still Warning from Atlanta, GA was formed in the fall of 2016 by former members of Hell’s Attic Tony Madewell (guitar), Michael Hildebrand (bass) and Mike Cyphers (drums). Together with their vocalist Billy Bosler this band has years of experience making music. Their unique mix of gritsy, bluesy and energetic rock ‘n’ roll first pleased the crowds of the “Atlanta Music Scene Showcase”.
In July/August of 2017 they started recording their debut album. Songs like “4GeTMeKnot” and “Good Times” are sure to get the crowd on their feet, and their cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” will stay in your ear hours later. Ex-Project Metal Music’s writer Robert calls it “foot-stompin’, head-bobbin’, kick ass rock ‘n’ roll with a southern charm”


2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
We have no fucking clue.


3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
The band is based out of Atlanta Georgia in the music scene here is sketchy at best. Other bands add recommend any of them that work hard for what they believe in.



 4. How would you describe your style?
Gritty bluesy rock.


 5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?
A five song EP that blows rock out of the water or out of that fucking death should I say.



 6. Do you have any new music in the works?
Yes we got a lot of great new ideas were thinking about doing a go fund so we can go back in the studio on making a full record.



 7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
Yes we currently are actually playing all over Atlanta. And we would like to expand it further.



 8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
Well like any good rock ‘n’ roll band were like dogs chasing cars but would like to take of the world instead


 9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Ourselves some reverb nation Spotify webpage whatever I don’t know it’s out there so get it.


 10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time? 
Damn that was pretty cool.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

CHAINSNAP INTERVIEW MAY 6TH

CHAINSNAP INTEVIEW

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The band officially started in 2002 and 3 original members still are in the
band. Alex (drums), Matt (bass) , Keith (guitar). We have had 2 other
guitarists in the band as well but they have since departed. We went
through several lead singers and the current singer Ed, has been in the
band for a couple years now and is on the latest release “Burn Internal”

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
The original line up came up with band names and we voted and narrowed
down to 3, then pulled a name out of hat. Chainsnap it is. “Chainsnap” is
also used in terms of a tool for cutting and a term in biking…but we just
thought it sounded cool.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there?
The band is based in wisconSIN rapids, WI. It’s a small city with a good
music scene for cover bands but not for bands that play their own original
music so we have to typically perform in other cities through out the
Midwest.
Are there any local bands you could recommend? That list is pretty
long…there is a lot of good original metal and punk bands in central
Wisconsin. Check out our website and see who we do shows with. I favor
Time to Kill (wink wink…that’s my other band)

4. How would you describe your style?
Old style thrash blended with modern metal

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your
works?
We did a 3 song promo/demo back in 2002. We released the debut CD
“Hollow” a few years after and that CD sold well and we did some touring to
support it. We just released our 2 nd full length “Burn Internal” May 2018.
Besides the lead singer who handles most the clean singing, we throw
some additional growls from the bass player and a 2 nd clean voice from the
drummer. There are no ballads in Chainsnap…maybe some mellow parts,
but no ballads.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?
“Burn Internal” has just been released. Digital distribution through
Symphonic.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
As of now performing all over wisconSIN. Trips to Minnesota and Illinois
are in the works.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
Perform and promote the new CD for the rest of the year and then start
working on new material again. We are currently working on a 2 nd music
video as well.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Symphonic distribution has on just about all digital outlets. We sell CDs
locally and at shows. The CD is also on Ebay sales. Feel free to request
us on Sirius xm and your local metal radio station. If they don’t have our
music let me know and I will get it to them.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your
music for the first time?
We are trying to keep an original sound by blending our roots in thrash with
modern metal so hopefully we don’t sound like everybody else.
www.chainsnap.com