Friday, November 26

Tag: Metal

(Mental Health Breakthroughs):  AUTUMN STAY
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(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”
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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 Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 25: Scott Fisher of CAPSTAN
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(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. 23:  Frankie Mish of SLEEP WAKER
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(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 Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 18:  James & John of VERA REVIVE
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(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...
(Exclusive Album Stream):  “Nucleosynthesis” by EPOCH OF CHIRALITY
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(Exclusive Album Stream): “Nucleosynthesis” by EPOCH OF CHIRALITY

Epoch of Chirality brings an epic amalgamation of metal with soundscapes straight out of an 80s Sci-fi movie soundtrack. Richard How, based in the South West of England, is the experienced multi-instrumentalist, composer and self-confessed Sci-fi geek behind the project. The debut album Nucleosynthesis follows the release of the Dawn of Chirality EP in 2020 which saw the project begin to emerge into our world; offering a tantalising taste of what is to come. 2021 marks a significant milestone for the project and the upcoming release of Nucleosynthesis. Epoch of Chirality has been quietly developing with Richard over the past twenty years. Pushing the boundaries of the metal genre is something so many strive to achieve but successfully combining elements of both acoustic and synthesized ...
(Mental Health Conversations)  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 13:  Elias Soriano of NONPOINT
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(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
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(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
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(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 ...