Aside from the battle over the maximized compression on many modern albums, there's a different kind of "loudness war" raging. And New York's A Place To Bury Strangers are winning. On their latest effort, Worship, the band once again launch a full-on assault on your ear drums from the first track, kicking things off "Alone," a track that sounds something like Nine Inch Nails masquerading as a shoegaze band.
It's been roughly six years since Welsh band Lostprophets last set foot on U.S. soil. Now, on the heels of the June 19 release of Weapons (Buy it on iTunes) on Fearless Records, Lostprophets fans are about to get a much-needed dose of the band on the second half of this year’s Warped Tour, which kicks off July 12.
Since their formation in 1983, there can be no doubt that Stryper have become the most celebrated Christian metal band of all time. Comprised of Michael Sweet (guitar/vocals), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums), the band, which has been delivering music to the faithful for nearly three decades, will begin work on an album of all new material early next year.
Kiss's twentieth studio album, Monster, isn't out until October, but why wait til then to get a taste of what the hottest band in the land have in store? Scroll down to watch the new lyric video for "Hell or Hallelujah."
Cinderella, the '80s band that broke out of the Philadelphia glam music scene and brought us songs like "Shake Me," "Nobody's Fool" and “Shelter Me,” continue to bring their brand of hard rock, blues and metal to audiences nearly three decades later.
Finally, somebody came out with a beginner instructional guitar method book series for adults and teenagers that’s not an outdated, depressing turn-off that makes you want to throw your guitar off a cliff after having struggled to learn embarrassingly unsatisfying versions of the audience favorites “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Three Blind Mice.”
So you've built a cigar box guitar, eh? Want to add some vocals while you rock the box? Then let's build a beer can mic. I've built several of these, and they have a great, old-time sound that's even better with a little gain.