Monday, October 18

Tag: Alice In Chains

(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): Juliana von Muhlen of RIVER RISE BAND + Premiere of “Right Path”
Mental Health Conversations, MTC Gets Punked

(Mental Health Conversations): Juliana von Muhlen of RIVER RISE BAND + Premiere of “Right Path”

Editor's Note: River Rise Band (Classic Rock, Curitiba – PR), formed by Juliana von Mühlen (vocals) and Márcio Arend (guitars), is about to release their first album, Right Path, which will be available on all streaming platforms from March 19th 2021 on. Got curious? Their music is already out there, with the singles Unreal and Give It a Try, released in January and February 2021. Right Path has Classic Rock, Blues and Soul features, with the best combination of drums, bass, guitar and vocals in English. The album has life changes as the main theme, and establishes a harmonic dialog among the expressive guitar lines from Márcio Arend, blunt riffs and engaging solos, and the voice melodies at times sweet or nostalgic, at times strong and decisive, from Juliana von Mühlen – the main stren...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 15:  Donald Carpenter of BLISSKRIEG
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(Mark Dean Interviews): Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 15: Donald Carpenter of BLISSKRIEG

Contributor's Note:  Mark Dean of (AntiHero Magazine, The Spill Magazine, Madness To Creation) converses with Donald Carpenter of Blisskrieg on the 15th episode of Madness To Creation Podcast.  In this episode, Donald discusses how the band was formed.  You might have heard Donald's voice from hard rock bands Submersed and Eye Empire.  On February 22nd, Blisskrieg released their debut album entitled "Remedy" on all digital streaming platforms.  Blisskrieg is composed of Donald Carpenter on vocals, Todd Whitener, Matt Taul and Jesse Vest.  The band is composed of members of Submersed, Eye Empire, Days Of The New and Tantric.  Here is what Jesse had to say about "Remedy": “It’s a surprisingly diverse album," says Jesse Vest. "There are songs that we think will satisfy fans of our past...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  DAMON JOHNSON
Dr. Mark Dean Interviews

(Mark Dean Interviews): DAMON JOHNSON

Contributor's Note:  Interview starts at 2:34.   Recently debuting on Vevo, the new video for the title track to Damon Johnson and The Get Ready’s upcoming album, Battle Lessons, due out February 19, 2021 via Double Dragon Records. The video was directed by Carl Johnson, remotely from his Detroit studio, and features the trio ripping through the cut with a megawatt energy.  The album’s iconic cover art is also utilized throughout the piece symbolizing an entity in motion moments before encountering a powerful electrical charge and ultimately exploding from the screen. Of the track Johnson says, “The lyrics to the song “Battle Lessons” are about some past experiences in various bands I’ve been in through the years. Though the words could easily be applied to any relationship.” He ...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  Ken Jay of STATIC X
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(Mark Dean Interviews): Ken Jay of STATIC X

Contributor's Note:  Just before the albums release I had the opportunity to chat with Static X Drummer Ken Jay for Madness To Creation to discuss the creation process of what would turn out to be an emotional and particularly poignant piece of music.  Fans can find Static X at the following locations: www.facebook.com/staticx   www.instagram.com/staticxofficial www.twitter.com/OfficialStaticX    Mark Dean:  Hello. Ken Jay:  It's been a while since I've Skyped and I was like, "Oh, wait. I've got to get this thing up and running again." So, here we are. How are you doing? Mark Dean:  I'm good...what about yourself? Ken Jay:  Can't complain, although it's a weird time for the world. Mark Dean:  It is. With the coronavirus situation at the present time all live show...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Mat Dauzat (DAUZAT ST. MARIE)
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations): Mat Dauzat (DAUZAT ST. MARIE)

Editor's Note:  It was a lovely conversation with Mat Dauzat of rising singer/songwriter duo Dauzat St. Marie for Madness To Creation.  This was such an in-depth conversation about coping with mental health awareness to take care of a spouse that is in a battle with breast cancer.  We also discussed their music, coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, the uprisings in America, and so much more.  As a PSA, Madness To Creation is imploring their readers/listeners to please wear a mask.  Think about people that have their immune systems compromised or that are battling cancer.  The sooner that we all do this regularly, the sooner that we can get back to a normal life, which helps our lives and everyone.  We also discuss their single and music video for "Where Were You".  Fans can find Dauzat St. M...
OPUS(DEAD BY WEDNESDAY/ELLEFSON & EARTH) Converses with Madness To Creation on “The Corona Covers” and Goes In-Depth on Mental Health Awareness
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

OPUS(DEAD BY WEDNESDAY/ELLEFSON & EARTH) Converses with Madness To Creation on “The Corona Covers” and Goes In-Depth on Mental Health Awareness

Editor's Note:  "Music is either in your blood, or it's not", is a common phrase that Christian "Opus" Lawrence usually states when it comes to music as a whole.  He's performed at Woodstock '99 for Gargantua Soul, and that UNSIGNED BAND appeared on VH1's Farm Club, the Howard Stern Show and on ESPN.  In 2005, him and his cousins created Dead By Wednesday and he would become the touring drummer for Marc Rizzo and Bullet Boys.  His band has shared the stage with Rage Against The Machine, Flotsam & Jetsam, Shadows Fall and Hatebreed.  Now, he's creating acoustic music to help him cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and creating "The Corona Covers".  In this interview with Madness To Creation, Christian "Opus" Lawrence discusses mental health awareness, "The Corona Covers" and life on the roa...
(Boxed Set Review) “1979 Boxed Set” by MOTORHEAD
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(Boxed Set Review) “1979 Boxed Set” by MOTORHEAD

When Madness To Creation thinks of Motorhead, we think of the words unrelenting, unleashed and an all-out sonic assault.  Motorhead is where the band would unite the punk world and the metal world as one.  Motorhead gathered some serious momentum in 1979 with the albums "Overkill" and "Bomber", and 40 years have passed, and this led to the superfan collection of Motorhead with their "1979 Boxed Set", which was released this past Friday. Every show would start off with Motorhead saying, "We are Motorhead and we play rock and roll".  Truer words were never spoken in the history of music.  Philthy Animal's drumming would influence a young Lars Ulrich to start up a band.  Their take no prisoners attitude also played a major influence in groups like Pantera, Alice In Chains, and Misfits.  Mo...
Madness To Creation Converses with William Duvall of ALICE IN CHAINS on “One Alone” and the Time He Felt Layne Staley’s Presence During a Gig!
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

Madness To Creation Converses with William Duvall of ALICE IN CHAINS on “One Alone” and the Time He Felt Layne Staley’s Presence During a Gig!

Editor's Note:  William Duvall defines perseverance in his music.  He not only filled Layne Staley's shoes in Alice In Chains, but he got a different pair to create a bit of a different sound for the band.  It was incredible talking to William Duvall about mental health awareness, "One Alone" and feeling Layne's presence with Madness To Creation.  I am looking forward to his solo album coming out, which is the primary point of discussion in this interview.  His upcoming solo record is entitled "One Alone", and it's due out October 4th.  William just announced some tour dates, and fans can find William Duvall at the following locations: www.facebook.com/williamduvallmusic www.williamduvall.com www.instagram.com/williamduvallofficial Madness To Creation:  Got all checked into you...