Monday, October 18

Crane Level Heaviness

Bands from the Editor MTC that are so heavy that you need a crane to lift its heaviness

(Behind The Yearbook:  Scholastic Perspectives Podcast Ep. 2 Seasons 36):  WE TALK TO MYLES KENNEDY!
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

(Behind The Yearbook: Scholastic Perspectives Podcast Ep. 2 Seasons 36): WE TALK TO MYLES KENNEDY!

Contributor's Note:  Scottie Brown talks to THE MYLES KENNEDY on the Scholastic Perspectives Podcast(formerly known as Madness To Creation) about "Ides of March", which was released awhile back via Napalm Records.  Scottie and Myles talks about mental health and the nuances behind the creative process of "Ides of March" and Myles was absolutely vulnerable in talking about mental health through the pandemic and life balance.  "The Ides of March" reached numerous Billboard chart positions including #1 in Current Hard Music in the United States, #1 Official Rock & Metal Albums in the United Kingdom, #1 Official Independent Album Chart in the U.K. and #1 Hard Music Album in Canada.  The album includes "In Stride" and the pensive ballad "Love Rain Down."  Myles puts in incredible solo w...
(Mental Health Breakthroughs):  AUTUMN STAY
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Breakthroughs): AUTUMN STAY

Contributor's Note:  Austin, Texas gothic/electronica metal band AUTUMN STAY recently released their music video for "Closer To The Edge."  The song takes on a lot of meaning with layers to peel away for the listener, and it saw an exclusive premiere for the video via Side Line Magazine. Lyrically, the song dives into the dark side of being an artist and how often artists push themselves to the very brink of insanity. This song has everything from heavy hitting guitars to head bopping synth, to vocal harmonies that make you feel like you’re listening to a Sunday church choir!  Autumn Stay has shared the stage with the likes of Drowning Pool, Saliva, Straight Line Stitch and Oh, Sleeper.  In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation, Autumn Stay talks about mental health, the...
Madness To Creation Podcast: Mental Health Breakthroughs featuring Robin & Lela of VENUES + Album Review of “Solace”
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

Madness To Creation Podcast: Mental Health Breakthroughs featuring Robin & Lela of VENUES + Album Review of “Solace”

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7sRLsZNE1qLWLK7C5Nvebf?si=79ecf88f177e4023 Editor's Note:  On August 27th, the blistering German modern metal band VENUES released their album entitled "Solace" via Arising Empire.  The band entered Sawdust Recordings with producer Christoph Wieczorek(Annisokay) to record "Solace" and the results have been nothing short of spectacular.  This is the first album to feature clean vocalist Daniela "Lela" Gruber and between her vocals and unclean vocalist Robin Baumann, there is a plethora of dynamics at play in this effort.  Venues has shared the stage with Polaris, The Amity Affliction and Atreyu.  Let's get straight on with the review of the record: "Solace" by VENUES, offers just what solace is supposed to offer, moments of clarity in the midst of brut...
(Mental Health Conversation) Conner & Hannah of SPIRIT BREAKER
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversation) Conner & Hannah of SPIRIT BREAKER

Contributor's Note:  On August 13th, Michigan metalcore band Spirit Breaker unleashed "Cura Nata" onto the world.  The album evokes human nature and human emotion, along with bone crushing riffs mixed with ambiance undertones.  If you're fans of bands like Northlane, August Burns Red, and Architects, then Spirit Breaker is for you.  Guitarist Conner Clair and bassist Hannah Boissonneault of Spirit Breaker sat down with Madness To Creation to discuss "Cura Nata", mental health, and so much more.  Fans can find Spirit Breaker on Facebook, Instagram and Big Cartel. Madness To Creation:  Solid State Records!  Congrats my friends in Spirit Breaker.  How did that deal come about and give me a list of your top five favorite all time Solid State albums! Conner Clair:  Thank you so much! It w...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 25: Scott Fisher of CAPSTAN
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 25: Scott Fisher of CAPSTAN

Editor's Note:  Capstan drummer Scott Fisher talks mental health, their latest album "Separate", dogs, and coping with anxiety and drumming techniques on the Madness To Creation Podcast.  "Separate" was released July 23rd via Fearless Records and the album is whimsical one moment and absolutely brutal the next moment.  Because of this, Capstan has built quite the underground following by sounding pop/punk while incorporating sick breakdowns while writing thought-provoking lyrics about relationships, mental states and reflection.  In this album, a lot of the songwriting was based on the guitarist's divorce and the emotions he was feeling from the separation and divorce of his wife.  It's a record that so many people can relate to and "Separate" catapults Capstan to the next tier.  Fans ...
(Mental Health Conversation)  Madness To Creation Podcast: Season 2 Ep. 24: Michael Sugars of VATICAN
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversation) Madness To Creation Podcast: Season 2 Ep. 24: Michael Sugars of VATICAN

Editor's Note:  Michael Sugars, the new vocalist of hardcore band Vatican, sat down on the Madness To Creation Podcast to discuss their double single entitled "Become A New God", which includes the singles "Fractured God" and "Absolute Reality."  Vatican will be providing support for See You Space Cowboy this fall/winter in the United States, and you can check out the tour dates at the end of this post.  They released their double single in celebration of getting signed with UNFD and it takes us into the themes of overcoming adversity in one's own life and explores the concepts of humanity and how to deal with life's uncertainties and pitfalls.  Fans can check out Vatican on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp and their official website. 2:07- How Michael Sugars joined Vatican ...
(Mental Health Conversation) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 23:  Frankie Mish of SLEEP WAKER
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversation) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 23: Frankie Mish of SLEEP WAKER

Editor's Note:  Welcome to the Madness To Creation Podcast: Where You Freaking Matter On the 23rd episode of the 2nd season of the Madness To Creation Podcast, we have Sleep Waker drummer Frankie Mish talking about "Alias", their music video for "Distances", plants, mental health, self-reflection and mindfulness. "Alias" was released July 23rd via UNFD, which is a follow-up to their 2018 record "Don't Look At The Moon." This album asks the listener who we are, offers moments of self-examination and reflection and what does it mean to be alive. You can skip over to 6:24(MTC Reviews "Alias").  Here are the time stamps below based on our discussion: 8:39- The influence of Periphery in their music or is there an influence? 10:43- Frankie talks about his indoor plants and gardening, ...
(Mental Health Conversation)  Eric Jayk of WILDSTREET
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversation) Eric Jayk of WILDSTREET

Contributor's Note:  Eric Jayk of Wildstreet sat down with Crios of Madness To Creation to talk about the band.  They also did a pretty rad photo shoot backstage at a concert in New York City.  In recent Wildstreet news, Eric Jayk was featured on Bliss My Heart's single "Reason To Dust."  Fans can check out the single and music video here.  Wildstreet has had a five year streak of performing at Rocklahoma, along with sharing the stage with Black Veil Brides, Twisted Sister, Michael Monroe, Kix and so much more.  Fans can find Wildstreet on their official website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Crios:  How long the band be together? Eric: The band started in 2006, so 14 years. Crios:  How many albums? Eric: We are on our 3rd album. We took a 3 year break from 2013-2016 and th...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 18:  James & John of VERA REVIVE
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 18: James & John of VERA REVIVE

Editor's Note:  Guitarist James Swisher and vocalist John Lockwood of melodic hardcore band Vera Revive joins the Madness To Creation Podcast for the 18th episode of the 2nd season.  Recently, they have released their single, "Faint" which features Dana Willax of Kingdom Of Giants. This band is essential to Madness To Creation because they touch on various mental health topics such as body dysmorphia, mental health concerns in the LGBTQ+ community and other mental health concerns such as suicide prevention and cutting. Vera Revive have recently released their EP entitled "In The Absence Of Colour" and their videos were drawing tens of thousands of hits on YouTube before they even played a gig.  They did recently play a show in Phoenix.  The band has also received significant support fr...