Photo credit: Wage War Wage War are homegrown talent from right here in Florida. Hailing from Ocala, which is also home to A Day to Remember, the five piece metalcore band splashed onto the scene at the end of 2015 with debut album “Blueprints”, which spawned the singles “Twenty One” and “Alive”, which they played at the Warped Tour press conference held at Orlando’s Full Sail University in March of 2016. They are currently on a small holiday tour through South and Central Fl
Photo credit: Bad Seed Rising Bad Seed Rising, a four piece rock band from Baltimore, MD, have an impressive resume for a band whose oldest member is 19 years old: in only four years of existence, they’ve already signed to Roadrunner Records, have put out three EPs, and released their debut full-length, “Awake in Color”, on Sept. 30. They also completed a run on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour and have toured with hard rock bands I Prevail and Islander. I had the opportunity to spe
Photo credit: Too Close To Touch Too Close To Touch is a rock band from Lexington, KY, who got 2016 to work for them. After a successful run on Warped Tour, the band released their sophomore album, “Haven’t Been Myself”, to critical acclaim. The band is known for their heart piercing lyrics, especially on "Myself”, as the last track on the album, “Eiley” is about how lead singer Keaton Pearce dealt with his younger sister’s death. Funny story about this interview: I was in th
Photo credit: Red Sun Rising Red Sun Rising is a rock band from Ohio who burst on the scene in 2015 with breakout debut single “The Otherside”, off of debut album “Polyester Zeal”. Since then, their single, “Emotionless”, has risen to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart. They are the first band to do that with consecutive singles on a debut major label album since Trapt did it with 2003’s “Headstrong” and “Still Frame”. I caught up with them at Fort Rock
Photo credit: Tommy Calderon Protagonist is a five-piece punk band from Boca Raton, Fla. who’s known for being one of the original 90s local rock bands. Formed in 1999, they’ve survived and triumphed over things like stolen equipment, broken down vans. They re-appeared on the scene in 2015 with “Jean Jackets in June”, a five song EP recorded with Florida based label, SmartPunk, who also included the band’s song “Hideaway” on their 2016 sampler. Shortly after, South Florida po
Megosh, a five piece prog metal band from Baltimore, is set to roll through Columbus’ Rumba Cafe Dec. 9 ahead of the Dec. 16 release of their debut full-length album, “Apostasy” with Moon Tooth, Thank You Scientist and The Tea Club as supporting bands. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can still be purchased online or at the door for $16.00. Megosh distinguishes themselves by being one of the few rock bands that incorporate three part harmonies into their songs. Lead vocalis
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