Miss May I have had it pretty easy compared to the countless metal bands that play local gigs for years and send out demo after demo in the desperate hope of getting signed. The Troy, Ohio, metalcore quintet formed in 2006 when its members were in high school, and within two years, they had attracted the attention of local music hero, the Devil Wears Prada’s guitarist Chris Rubey, who happened to be looking for a band to manage. A few phone calls later, Rubey hooked Miss May I up with TDWP’s former label, Rise Records, and before the guys in Miss May I knew it, they were working on their 2009 debut album, Apologies Are for the Weak, with esteemed producer Joey Sturgis (TDWP, Asking Alexandria).
On September 3, Seether and a host of other bands will gather in Gilford, New Hampshire, to rock the inaugural Rise Above Fest, the brainchild of Seether frontman Shaun Morgan. The festival is designed to raise awareness of the world’s teen-suicide epidemic.
Check out this exclusive guitar-and-bass demonstration video for the powerful new Gypsyhawk track, "Hedgeking." The song is the first single off Revelry & Resilience, the Pasadena-based band's new album, which will be released August 28 via Metal Blade.
Guitar Legends: Southern Rock brings you rebels, rednecks and triple-threat guitars spanning the seven years of the fast and furious southern rock life. From the story of Lynyrd Skynyrd to the lost interview with Duane Allman, you'll hear about your favorite Southern rock artists and learn how to play some of their greatest licks.
Acoustic Rock: The Monsters of Acoustic Rock tells the stories behind acoustic rock legends and current stars, including Wilco, Neil Young, the Allman Brothers Band, Beck and many others, all in one feature-packed issue.
Here's the exclusive premiere of a new song by Eagle Twin. The track, "Ballad of Job Cain Part II," is off the Salt Lake City-based duo's sophomore album, The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale, which will be released later this month via Southern Lord.
Since Rudy Sarzo turned up on heavy metal's radar in the early '80s as Ozzy Osbourne's bassist, he's made a career out of providing the low end to a slew of heavy, household-name bands, from Whitesnake and Quiet Riot to Dio and Blue Oyster Cult.