Thursday, October 28

Crane Level Heaviness

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

(Mental Health Conversations):  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 17:  LENNE
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

(Mental Health Conversations): Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 17: LENNE

Editor's Note:  Jim Taylor and Lenny Cerzosie Jr. of the band LENNE jumps on the Madness To Creation Podcast for the second season and 17th episode.  Recently, Lenne released their single for "Letting You Down", which was to rave reviews.  You might have heard Lenny Cerzosie Jr from The Infinite Staircase.  The Infinite Staircase have shared the stage with Black Label Society, Candlebox and Sevendust and they share absolutely hilarious stories.  In their single "Letting You Down", it also features Morgan Rose of Sevendust and Corey Lowery of Seether.  We get into this podcast and check out the time stamps below! 2:15- Jim and Lenny talk about how they got on at Imagen Records and how the band came to be. 4:52- Lenny Cerzosie Jr joins the band and talks about his favorite part of ...
(Mental Health Conversations)  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 13:  Elias Soriano of NONPOINT
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 13: Elias Soriano of NONPOINT

Editor's Note:  Elias Soriano, frontman of the amazing metal band Nonpoint, sat down with the Madness To Creation Podcast to get some things off his chest in a "Ruthless" fashion.  Nah, he was chill as the North Pole(for now given climate change).  Nonpoint has had one of the most productive "offseasons" aka Covid Season in the music industry.  First of all, they started their own record label called 361 Degrees.  Elias and his camp are taken their knowledge on what they learned in the music industry and applying it to the label and to bands and recording artists.  Secondly, they've had a song be the main theme song for the superior wrestling company AEW entitled "Ruthless.".  "Ruthless" is creating unprecedented success for this band.  If you don't believe me, check out their viral vi...
(Mental Health Conversations)  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 12:  Francesco Artusato of LIGHT THE TORCH
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 12: Francesco Artusato of LIGHT THE TORCH

Editor's Note:  Francesco Artusato, guitarist for metal band Light The Torch recently appeared on the second season of Madness To Creation Podcast.  Light The Torch recently released their album "You Will Be The Death Of Me" via Nuclear Blast Records.  The album tugs at the heartstrings in typical Howard Jones fashion, with lyrics that cut through the listener while Fran and Ryan provide the insane guitar work.  I will be reviewing this album via Instagram TV and via TikTok.  Look for Mental Health Checks @madnesstocreation.  In this mental health conversation on the Madness To Creation Podcast, Fran of Light The Torch talks about the writing process of "You Will Be The Death Of Me", group therapy sessions with Howard and Ryan of the band, his mental health breakthroughs while seeing h...
(Mental Health Conversations)  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 10: V of VIOLENT IDOLS
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 10: V of VIOLENT IDOLS

Editor's Note:  V of Violent Idols recently appeared on the Madness To Creation Podcast to discuss working with Aaron of Gemini Syndrome, meeting AEW wrestler Jon Moxley, mental health awareness and the soundtrack to his life.  It is always interesting talking art, music and mental health with an individual that is probably very well known by day but I couldn't figure out who he is.  That's how much V of Violent Idols is into his persona.  V created the arrangements, wrote the song lyrics and came up with the concept for Violent Idols to help him deal with his mental health and to cope with the issues that are happening in the social media world and the physical world.  Recently, Violent Idols released the music video for "Revenge", which you can check out below.  Their theme song for ...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Stevie D of BUCKCHERRY plus Concert Review from Val Air Ballroom(6/12/2021) and “Hellbound” Review
Behind The Yearbook, Concert Therapy Reviews, Crane Level Heaviness

(Mental Health Conversations): Stevie D of BUCKCHERRY plus Concert Review from Val Air Ballroom(6/12/2021) and “Hellbound” Review

Editor's Note:  Welcome to the Madness To Creation Podcast: where self-care and music merge. Be safe, Be well and Be Balanced. On the 2nd Season and 6th episode of the podcast, we have Stevie D., guitarist of legendary modern rock band Buckcherry. This interview was taken June 12th at the historic Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa and we get into an amazing discussion about life, music and mental health. On June 25th, Buckcherry will be releasing their ninth studio album entitled "Hellbound", which includes the title track and their single "So Hott." Fans can find Buckcherry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Here are the topics that we discussed: 2:33- Stevie D discusses how him and Josh Todd wrote 20 songs for "Hellbound" during quarantine and the w...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 3:  Travis Miguel of ATREYU
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness, Uncategorized

(Mental Health Conversations): Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 3: Travis Miguel of ATREYU

Editor's Note:  Travis Miguel, guitarist of the legendary metalcore band Atreyu, joins the Madness To Creation Podcast for the 2nd Season and 3rd Episode.  Last Friday, Atreyu released their album entitled "Baptize" to critical acclaim from Knotfest and Metal Insider.  The album features high profile collaborations from Matt Heafy of Trivium, Travis Barker of Blink 182 and Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach. They will be embarking on a tour in winter 2021 with Crown The Empire, Saul and Defying Decay as the supporting acts of the "Baptize" tour. In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation Podcast, Travis Miguel of Atreyu discusses the "Lead Sails + Paper Anchors" livestream event, his memories of the Taste of Chaos tour where they supported Deftones and Thrice, mental health,...
(Mental Health Conversation)  Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 48:  Jason Rockman(THE KINGS OF QUARANTINE/SLAVES ON DOPE
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

(Mental Health Conversation) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 48: Jason Rockman(THE KINGS OF QUARANTINE/SLAVES ON DOPE

Editor's Note:  Jason Rockman of The Kings of Quarantine/Slaves On Dope joins the Madness To Creation Podcast for the 48th episode.  In this episode, Jason discusses Roadie Relief, keeping a positive mental health balance, his legacy with Slaves On Dope(who appeared on Ozzfest) and the cover music for The Kings of Quarantine.  While the United States seems to be breaking out of this pandemic, Canada(where Jason is from) is still on lockdown.  I mean if the Toronto Blue Jays can't even play their home games in Toronto, there really isn't going to be any live music in Canada.  I'm feeling for our neighbors up north.  That's why it's critical that we donate to the Roadie Relief Fund as so many people that help set up our concerts, run the spotlights, run the sound, and stand behind the me...
(Mental Health Conversation) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 44:  DIAMANTE
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

(Mental Health Conversation) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 44: DIAMANTE

Editor's Note:  Hard rock star Diamante joins the Madness To Creation Podcast for the 44th episode.  In this episode, Diamante discusses the music industry, graduating college, her album "American Dream" and so much on mental health and how music can literally save lives.  Diamante has released the music video for "Ghost Myself", which has already amassed almost a million views on YouTube with it being out for one month.  "American Dream" is one of the most personal albums I've heard in awhile as the songs take personal accounts of Diamante's mental health struggles, her leaving Better Noise Music and finding that liberation of being an independent artist.  Fans can find Diamante on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook. First topic 3:04:  Diamante discussing how she's using her college de...
(Mental Health Conversation): Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 42:  Bobby Amaru of SALIVA
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

(Mental Health Conversation): Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 42: Bobby Amaru of SALIVA

Editor's Note:  Vocalist Bobby Amaru appeared on the 43rd episode of the Madness To Creation Podcast to discuss mental health, the "Every Twenty Years" EP, and becoming sober. At Madness To Creation, we want to personally congratulate Bobby on his sobriety.  "Every Twenty Years" is the band offering a take on some of the songs from Saliva's classic "Every Six Seconds" album, which has gone double platinum since its release. The album is known for the hard rock/nu-metal classics "Your Disease" and "Click Click Boom." Saliva is planning a tour in support of the EP via Megaforce Records. Fans can find Saliva on Facebook and their official website. Time stamp of discussion with Bobby Amaru of Saliva: 3:30- Discussing family and Florida 5:22- Discussing his appreciation for teacher...