The World Metal Congress; Alexander Milas on The Event That Promises Loud Noises from Unlikely Places.
Former Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas has spent a lifetime in metal. A passionate individual, he’s now putting that experience into the World Metal Congress; an event focusing on the loud noises being made by heavy bands from unlikely places. We sat down with the Twin V founder to discuss how the WMC came about, and what to expect from the inaugural event. Defender of the faith; Eamon O’Neill.
Latvian alt-pop trio Carnival Youth are back with a brand new double A side single featuring ‘Birthday’ and ‘Phantom Planet’. Blending gloriously hazy vocals with Tame Impala-esque jangle guitars, the two new songs manage to pull of an incredible combination of the melodic, experimental and catchy sound for which the band have become known for.
Blockchain is not yet a term that inspires instant and universal understanding, which has so far inhibited its growth into more diverse industries. Yet if blockchain does achieve mass acceptance, then its influence on the music business could be significant and far-reaching. Many artists have expressed their discontent at the way money generated by streaming sales has been distributed, while sound engineers and producers are often neglected. In theory, blockchain has the capacity to ensure greater equity and a fairer distribution of wealth.
Dom Smith is a talented man. A renowned businessman, he's also a fighter for independent artists, editor for acclaimed the acclaimed Soundsphere Magazine. He's a also a damned fine drummer, sitting at the back with Parasitic Twins. On the back of latest EP 'All That's Left To Do Now Is Sleep With Each Other', we sat down with Dom for a chat about the importance of image, and why twenty years on Nine Inch Nails art still stands the test of time.
There are few things in this world that can evoke instant, powerful reactions from deep within us like sound can. Just think of all the incredible scores that have appeared in movies over the years, from John Williams’ mesmerising Star Wars space opera score to the iconic The Godfather tracks by Italian composer Giovanni “Nino” Rota. Just a few notes from these songs is all it takes to create a stir of emotions and take us right back to our favourite scenes in their movies.
You love music, but you don’t love the amount of money you have to pay each time you want to see a show. Concert tickets can get expensive really quickly, especially if you’re the type of person who loves to take in as much live music as possible. If you want amazing seats at some of the best venues, you could find yourself paying exorbitant amounts of cash.
Casinos and card games have been used as metaphors in songs for years. From the time when Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley promoted Vegas' grandeur in the 1950s, with their popular songs ‘Luck Be a Lady’, ‘Viva Las Vegas’ and ‘a Little Less Conversation’ to Aerosmith’s ‘Deuces Are Wild’ in the 1990’s to the most recent ‘Snake Eyes’ by Mumford & Sons in 2015, casino-themed songs are all over. Making a top 5 casino-themed songs list is not an easy task, having in mind the classics like those by Sinatra and Presley, but we will list some of the best casino songs released in the last 15 years.
With a sound shaped for fans of AC/DC, The Ramones and Deep Purple, American trash rockers Snew released latest album 'You've Got Some Nerve' in September 2018. Shortly to be taking to the stage at annual get together Hard Rock Hell in Wales, we caught up with front man Curtis Don Vito to find out what they're all about.
It's easy to name the albums that stayed with you, but what about the ones that left you with a feeling of 'rescue me, or bury me'? Turning the Facebook 'Ten Albums That Have Stayed With' You viral post on its head, we've been naming the albums that didn't rock our world. Joining AC/DC, Mötley Crüe, Anthrax and Van Halen is Vai - the band - 's only release.
It was a long way from '1984', and not just numerically speaking, but exactly why didn't Van Halen's '3' rock our world? We're turning the Facebook viral post; 'Post Ten Albums That Have Stayed With You - No Explanation Needed' on its head. AC/DC, Mötley Crüe and Anthrax have already made our list, now it's EVH's & co's turn.