Monday, October 18

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(Mental Health Conversations): Michael Murphy of WRITTEN BY WOLVES + “The Collab Project” EP Review
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(Mental Health Conversations): Michael Murphy of WRITTEN BY WOLVES + “The Collab Project” EP Review

Editor's Note:  This past Friday, New Zealand's own Written By Wolves released their latest record entitled "The Collab Project."  "The Collab Project" is an ambitious project featuring Trenton Woodley of Hands Like Houses, Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., Sydney Rae White of The Wild Things, Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens.  Michael Murphy of Written By Wolves sits down with Madness To Creation to talk mental health, "The Collab Project" and some of his favorite moments in his career.  Fans can find Written By Wolves on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Madness To Creation:  You have released the single for "Better Luck Next Time." Take us into the single and the writing process of the song. Michael Murphy:  This track has been one of our favourites since the moment...
(Concert Therapy Reviews)  “Satellite 20th Anniversary Tour” featuring P.O.D. Live at Wooly’s in Des Moines, Iowa (8/20/2021)
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(Concert Therapy Reviews) “Satellite 20th Anniversary Tour” featuring P.O.D. Live at Wooly’s in Des Moines, Iowa (8/20/2021)

It was a lovely evening of music at Wooly's in Des Moines, Iowa.  However, something was missing.  It was a sobering night when it was reported earlier in the day that Sleep Signals had to drop off the P.O.D. "Satellite 20th Anniversary Tour" due to their horrific accident.  Our thoughts, prayers and well wishes are with the Sleep Signals camp for a quick and speedy recovery.  Due to the accident, All Good Things were the first band to take the stage. Talk about anthems, talk about our brains being blown away by the positivity and musicianship that All Good Things possess in their music.  They were promoting their album entitled "A Hope In Hell" and the songs in the album tug at the heartstrings and challenge the listener to persevere and pull through.  You could feel what they were...
(Music Musings) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 43:  “Satellite Over Southtown Livestream Review” by P.O.D.
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(Music Musings) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 43: “Satellite Over Southtown Livestream Review” by P.O.D.

First of all, I want to apologize to my readers and listeners for not getting this out sooner.  There's been some things going on in my personal life that I'll divulge in another episode/article.  In the 43rd episode of the Madness To Creation Podcast, we dive in to the livestream review of "Satellite Over Southtown" by music legends P.O.D. This was definitely a trip down memory lane with their incredible hits "Alive", "Youth of the Nation", "Satellite" and "Boom." The performance took place in the concourse area of Petco Park in San Diego, California, which is P.O.D.'s hometown.  First, let's talk about the visuals.  From the stage setup to the drone footage, the performance and the drone footage captured the spirit and the beauty of San Diego.  It was so cool seeing the baseball s...
Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 37:  Minutes of Creative Madness Review: THE RETURN OF STAIND
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Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 37: Minutes of Creative Madness Review: THE RETURN OF STAIND

As a disclaimer, we are adding another edition to the Madness To Creation Podcast where we will discuss how the band's content impacts us from an emotional and mental health standpoint.  They will be called Minutes of Creative Madness, which is a spinoff from Madness To Creation. In this, we are reviewing the first installment of the livestream of The Return of STAIND. You can check out "It's Been Awhile: Live From Foxwoods in Connecticut" at www.staindlive.com and this Saturday May 8th, fans can check out the 20th anniversary of "Break The Cycle" in its entirety.  The livestream events will be available for 72 hours afterwards and here is the review of Staind. Staind is one of those landmark bands that defined my senior year of high school and my early college years. I remember se...
We Nerd Out Vol. 109:  Bands MADNESS TO CREATION Covered in 2019! Year End Playlist!
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We Nerd Out Vol. 109: Bands MADNESS TO CREATION Covered in 2019! Year End Playlist!

I want to share this playlist with you.  Honestly, I thought we hit the pinnacle when we shot Warped Tour.  If you would've told us we would've covered Blink 182, Tool, Godsmack(twice) and New Kids On The Block in the same year, I would've been dreaming.  As the editor of Madness To Creation, I want to personally thank the following photographers/reviewers who made this incredible year possible: Will Wight, Crios Valentino, Kim Casper, Bryan Bardes, Amber Lyons, Kelz Bailey, Michelle Barron, Emily McDermott, Shawn Doyle, Mike Victorick, Ian Storck, Christopher James Ryan, Eva Dang, Holly Royle, Mark Dean, Derrick Climer, Richard Lepre, Evan Zwisler, Glenn Fernetti, Chris McCormick, Megan Jane Earp, Shannon Myers, John Nelson, and William Zimmermann, and Katie Hovland Madness To Creat...
(Concert Review)  THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS with special guests EYES SET TO KILL & NO RESOLVE Live at Lefty’s in Des Moines, Iowa (9/8/2019)
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(Concert Review) THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS with special guests EYES SET TO KILL & NO RESOLVE Live at Lefty’s in Des Moines, Iowa (9/8/2019)

While we love covering the massive shows, there is something to be said about covering a show that is packed in a dive bar, where drinks are a-flowing and everybody is breaking out in a sweat, and seeing a band that is making their comeback along with two bands that should get some major recognition before long.  This is Lefty's in a nutshell for you.  The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus brought their big show feel to little ol' Lefty's with rising stars Eyes Set To Kill and No Resolve.  Approximately 100 people were packed in this little room and Alter Within and Switchblade Saturdays warmed up the crowd for the touring package with their respective brands of rock n roll.  Detroit's own No Resolve was the first band on the touring package to take the stage. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect,...
(Concert Review)  P.O.D. with NONPOINT Live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (5/21/2019)
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(Concert Review) P.O.D. with NONPOINT Live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (5/21/2019)

It's hard to believe that for over two decades Nonpoint and POD have been bringing their high energy shows to the masses. This past show at the Starland Ballroom proved that though times and hairstyles have changed, these bands still have the same raw energy that they started out with. This was my first time seeing Nonpoint and I was incredibly surprised, not by the band but the truly rabid energy given off by the fans. From the minute they took the stage the crowd was fully engaged. Running through their setlist full of favorites like "Generation Idiot", "Bullet With a Name", "El Diablo", the band also added a few songs off of their latest release X including "Fix This", "Chaos and Earthquakes"and  "Dodge Your Destiny". At one point BC Kochmit walked offstage to get himself something from...
(Album Review) “Seasons” by Sylar
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(Album Review) “Seasons” by Sylar

Just when you think you've heard the premiere band that sounds bombastic as a live act, here comes Queens' own Sylar roaring with their October 5th release entitled "Seasons", which is available via Hopeless Records. Sylar provides that moxie for the downtrodden, that muscle for the weak, and that empowerment for those that feel like victims with their authentic lyrics, straightforward arrangements, and heartfelt emotions in their vocals.  Sylar tapped Erik Ron(Godsmack, Issues, Blessthefall) to produce this monster of a record.  Sylar has also wowed crowds on their runs with Attila, Insane Clown Posse, Ice Nine Kills, and the Vans Warped Tour with their rap rock swagger coupled with the take no prisoners vibe that New York City offers. The record has swagger, yet it doesn't seem arr...
Samuel “Buggy” Judah, vocalist of Alarm For War, Sits Down with Madness To Creation to Discuss Powerman 5000, Rocking Out as a Teenager, and Christianity
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Samuel “Buggy” Judah, vocalist of Alarm For War, Sits Down with Madness To Creation to Discuss Powerman 5000, Rocking Out as a Teenager, and Christianity

Editor's Note:  It is no surprise that Christian rap-rockers Alarm For War(out of Minneapolis, Minnesota) are making a noise in the Midwest music scene and beyond.  Alarm For War had a successful 2017 year where they began making a name for themselves by providing support for Powerman 5000 on a tour, getting hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube with their song "Day Turned To Night", and success of their EP "Enemies Of The State".  Samuel "Buggy" Judah is a teenager that is unapologetic about his beliefs and his message.  Buggy sits down with Madness To Creation. Madness To Creation:  Tell me how Alarm For War got started. Buggy:   It all started after making a trip to the studio that a seasoned singer noticed that I was singing on key with what he was doing. After being asked at ...