You may not have heard of Jared Gutstadt, but you've almost certainly heard his music. He's written an award-winning song for the hit TV show Pawn Stars, as well as music for the film and video game industries.
Taiwanese extreme metal outfit Chthonic has truly been one of the most unique bands around since their inception more than 15 years ago. They combine elements of black metal and traditional Taiwanese music to convey the story of their ancient history and culture. It is this hugely artistic and exotic touch that separates them from the often bland and generic world of extreme metal.
The Casualties, a New York-based punk rock outfit, have been doing their thing for more than 20 years now, having started out in 1990. They underwent quite a few lineup changes, but all of those came about in their early years, leading up to the debut full-length album "For The Punx" which was released in 1997
Hard work, determination, Ramen noodles — these components, along with solid songwriting and live shows, fuel Dallas rock band Adakain: drummer Ryan Carroll, bassist Jason Schauer, guitarist Derrick Carter, vocalist Travis Buck.
When Simen Hestnæs -- better known to most at ICS Vortex, or simply, Vortex -- unceremoniously parted ways with Dimmu Borgir in 2009, he posted that he was looking forward to "concentrating fully on my own project now." Fast forward two years, and Vortex now has his first solo album under his belt.
Jesse Hughes embodies the full scope of rock ’n’ roll: His career is crafted on a tasty recipe of three parts skill and one part dick-swinging madman antics. The Eagles of Death Metal frontman has jumped headlong into a sexy and audacious new project called Boots Electric. The band is a funky, post-modern nod to funk pioneers George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, but also pays homage to classic rockers such as Led Zeppelin and Creedence Clearwater Revival.