Production can really make, break, or even break-up a band. Watch any band documentary, and inevitably there’s always some kind of turmoil and conflict during the recording sessions, and also there’s the bands that found tremendous success due to creative genius during production. We’ve put together a short list of some of the best produced classic rock albums, and the list leans towards albums known for incredible, audiophile-quality sound.
Blind Channel is a band from Oulu, Finland. Formed in 2013, the five-piece plays what they describe as "violent pop"; heavy music with pop elements. Now three albums into their quest to "deal with our demons and express ourselves unlike anywhere else", we caught up with the band to discuss the Finnish scene, influences, and plans for 2020.
All music lovers know that a key element to the enjoyment of our favourite tracks is fantasy. Music has the ability to transport us to faraway places, allowing us to imagine ourselves in different lives or scenarios. If you're drawn to the escapist qualities that music provides, then you are likely already a fan of video games that incorporate the very best elements of the tracks and genres that we know and love.
The musical journey of a string player starts not with his knowledge of the chords but the way he holds the instrument. This is one of the most important things you have to learn when playing the cello. Proper handling of the cello requires you to focus on two things: the instrument and the cello bow.
One big truth was told to the mainstream music audience, a couple of years ago: many bands and musicians don’t make much money. Contrary to the logical expectations of the average listener, a band that’s big in our perception (by this, we don’t mean “Metallica-big” but again popular and important enough), and in line with the tectonic changes brought to the industry by the transition to streaming and digital music, actually earns an average of little money. Some are even in the red.
HM Johnsen is an experimental Indie/Rock Artist from Norway who compels admiration and respect in equal measure. At the tender age of 23 he is already an accomplished guitarist, singer, writer and composer, and has performed all over the world.
Most people still think that metalheads are some crazy devil worshipers that like to perform satanic rituals in their spare time. However, it's well-known that they are a bit on the wild side. TIt's obvious since they like heavy music.
Def Leppard weren't always a sure fire hit-making machine, but even in 1992, as Grunge and Alternative music was making its' way to dominating the mainstream, you could have gotten great odds at Bet365 on the Sheffield act retaining their spot as one of rock's best-selling acts.
Everyone has their favourite music. It’s something that’s very personal, and often even forms part of our personality. When meeting new people, the question “so, what bands do you listen to” is often used as an ice breaker. Friends can spend hours sharing new songs and discussing which one is best.
Judging by the packed arenas and thousands of concerts around the globe filled with screaming fans, it’s safe to say that metal music is not just alive and well in the modern world, but it’s thriving. Music, in general, has been changing lives since the dawn of humanity, but the one genre that has truly stood apart from the rest is metal thanks to the community that’s always ready to welcome the outcasts with open arms. Metal has easily made its way into our hearts, but its influence doesn’t stop there. Here’s how metal’s affected these next industries.