Sunday, October 24

Tag: Of Mice And Men

Beau Bokan of blessthefall Converses with Madness To Creation on Choosing to Rise Again After Being Left for Dead, Bread, and Starbucks!
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Beau Bokan of blessthefall Converses with Madness To Creation on Choosing to Rise Again After Being Left for Dead, Bread, and Starbucks!

Editor's Note:  It was a great time chatting with one of my favorite vocalists in Beau Bokan of blessthefall.  What I've always appreciated about Beau is his brutal honesty and that he promotes living a healthy lifestyle.  We weren't sure what was going to happen with blessthefall, then their signing with Rise Records happened and they released a total annihilation of an album in "Hard Feelings", which sounds like they've been through some things and saw some things that they weren't supposed to see in this industry(figuratively) and decided to write about it!  After a successful tour providing support for the likes of Of Mice & Men, Cane Hill, and Fire From The Gods, blessthefall is set to provide support for the megatour featuring Asking Alexandria and Black Veil Brides.  Fans can fi...
Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota is a Stellar Venue for Live Music and Entertainment!
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Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota is a Stellar Venue for Live Music and Entertainment!

I am trying something different in terms of concert reviews.  There are going to be times where I feel like reviewing the venue itself and the live local scene.  Well, I am going to do just that with the first venue that I want to talk about and that is Amsterdam Bar & Hall, which is located in St. Paul, Minnesota. In terms of getting to the venue, it's relatively easy.  St. Paul is the easier of the two cities in terms of getting around in as it's located in their vibrant downtown business part of town.  It is safe there and it's walking distance from the XCEL Energy Center, which is where the Minnesota Wild play hockey.  For location and in terms of getting around, it was easy.  5 stars for this. The service there was also 5 star service.  Granted, I went in there to write up m...
“Defy” by Of Mice & Men, contagious!!!
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“Defy” by Of Mice & Men, contagious!!!

On January 19th, Orange County, California metalcore giants Of Mice & Men has released their first album since the departure of vocalist Austin Carlile entitled "Defy" via Rise Records.  In large part, the fans are in for a real treat with this offering. Now Of Mice & Men are a four piece band composed of Aaron Pauley on vocals/bass, Alan Ashby on rhythm guitar/backup vocals, Phil Manansala on lead guitar/background vocals, and David Valentino Arteaga on drums.  Since their inception in 2010, they have shared the stage with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Aerosmith, Five Finger Death Punch, Linkin Park, and Slipknot and their previous offering "Cold World" peaked in the Top 20 in the Billboard 200 charts.  Now, Of Mice & Men are taking an extra step towards dominance an...
“Too Far Gone” by Cane Hill…Power and Strength!
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“Too Far Gone” by Cane Hill…Power and Strength!

Deep in the backwoods of Louisiana comes a band that has a newfound purpose, a new found sobriety(congratulations to Cane Hill), and a renewed sense of focus which is allowing them to cultivate copious amounts of power and strength as Cane Hill has released "Too Far Gone" via Rise Records. Elijah Reed, vocalist of Cane Hill, has stated that it was them wanting to feel invincible and all powerful via LSD that caused them to lose themselves and they went on a journey to rediscover who they are, and what we have now is a band that gives fascism the middle finger and sobriety the fist pump salute with their latest offering entitled "Too Far Gone", which was released January 19th via Rise Records. "Too Far Gone" starts off with the title track, which showcases the power and the return of mode...
Ded Reflects on the Incredible Year 2017 was with Madness To Creation!
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

Ded Reflects on the Incredible Year 2017 was with Madness To Creation!

Editor's Note:  2017 was an incredible year for rock music.  We saw the return of rock music to the forefront.  If I were a historian, I would say it's in four-fold, it was the year of the big bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Guns 'N' Roses from a tour package standpoint.  It was also the year of gritty, dirty classic rock such as Greta Van Fleet, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Royal Blood heading to the forefront.  It was also bands such as In This Moment, Avenged Sevenfold, and Trivium taking that next step, and lastly, Ded came out of nowhere to stun the masses with their live energy and stealing the show opening up for the likes of Korn and Stone Sour.  As raucous and determined as Ded is on the live stage, they are as equally as chill of people that you could talk to you.  They...