Monday, October 18

Tag: Smile Empty Soul

(Mental Health Conversations):  ETERNAL FREQUENCY
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(Mental Health Conversations): ETERNAL FREQUENCY

Editor's Note:  Recently, Harrisburg hard rockers Eternal Frequency released their blistering cover of "The Show Must Go On" by Queen.  It was one of those things where I didn't know what to expect, but if you can cover Queen and do it well, you are amazing.  Frontwoman Emelle just killed it on the vocals and the rest of the band were just on point with the arrangements of this cover. They have also released a music video for "Parasite" which has over 140,000 hits on YouTube.  They are making a name for themselves in the Pennsylvania hard rock scene and they have shared the stage with Of Mice & Men, Smile Empty Soul, Vixen and Sponge.  In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation, Eternal Frequency discusses "The Show Must Go On", mental health awareness and the Covid-19...
(Concert Review) THE CALLING live at The Factory in Manchester, United Kingdom (2/10/2020)
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(Concert Review) THE CALLING live at The Factory in Manchester, United Kingdom (2/10/2020)

While the band name may ring a musical bell deep within my subconscious until I actually Youtubed the band's name and came across their classic track  “Wherever you will go” I was pretty much struggling to identify any songs in my head. After a traumatic few years which saw The Calling frontman Alex Band take a complete break from any music they are back,revitalised and indeed very re-energised. A quite extensive European tour saw them hit I think the only live music venue in Manchester that I have never previously set foot in.Factory or in its abbreviated form Fac 51 is a pure spit and sawdust venue which despite tonight's bill featuring a total of four bands and a very early doors time of 6pm- still managed to attract a very healthy turnout of Manchester punters on a very cold and wet Mo...
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)  SEPTEMBER MOURNING Live at Pop’s in Sauget, Illinois (9/26/2019)
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(Concert Review) SEPTEMBER MOURNING Live at Pop’s in Sauget, Illinois (9/26/2019)

This has been a little while in the making so my apologies for the delay….but recently September Mourning and Smile Empty Soul brought their co-headlining set to Pop's in Sauget, Illinois. After three bands had deplorable sets cumulatively containing every cringe-worthy “rock god” stage gesture, on came September Mourning oddly pegged in prior to Smile Empty Soul.  While the band appeared somewhat tired (justifiably so considering it was the final tour date) they still took the stage with all they had. The concept of the show is amazing – the idea of weaving in a narrative with their songs along with visuals and sound samples.  Here’s the thing.  Everything about this band is “big;” the sound, the aesthetics, even the merch table.  Think of them at a show as the musical equivalent of a s...
Roger Young of CINDER Converses with Madness To Creation on “The Machine”, “Gangsta Stereo”, and Mental Health Awareness!
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Roger Young of CINDER Converses with Madness To Creation on “The Machine”, “Gangsta Stereo”, and Mental Health Awareness!

Editor's Note:  It was a beautiful summer night and Madness To Creation conversed with Cinder on "The Machine", their lyric video for "Gangsta Stereo", and the role that dogs play in their mental health awareness.  Vocalist Roger Young is talking about the comeback, that infamous concert at 3rd Street Live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the impact that "Soul Creation" had back in the day.  Fans can find Cinder at the following locations: www.facebook.com/OfficialCinderBand www.instagram.com/OfficialCinderBand Madness To Creation:  Hi Roger, what's going on today? Roger:   Not much, just feeding my dogs! Madness To Creation:  What kind of dogs do you have? Roger:  I like all dogs and I have a black and white American bulldog, a short-haired Wheaton terrier, and a brand new Wei...
The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 34:  “My Personal Spotify Playlist” by AWAITING ELI
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The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 34: “My Personal Spotify Playlist” by AWAITING ELI

Editor's Note: Omaha-based Awaiting Eli, is an outstanding, diverse radio rock band comprised of multi-talented individuals whose passion and dedication to perfect their craft  becomes evident in the music they impart. The band announces their new single, “Unfiltered” from their upcoming album Home, due out later this year. They have already attracted multiple radio stations for airplay, including  89.7 The River, The Cutting Edge of Rock, The Edge 92.9 Radio Station, OKC's Rock Alternative Radio Station, KJAG Radio and Jiggy Jaguar Show.   Awaiting Eli serves its name well. Eli is a Hebrew word meaning “height.” To this band, Awaiting Eli’s name functions as a motivation to take their music to a greater height. They are always pushing themselves to consistently grow in their craft, ...
Sean Danielsen of Smile Empty Soul Converses with Madness To Creation on Stephen Colbert, “Oblivion” and Settling Down After All These Years!
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Sean Danielsen of Smile Empty Soul Converses with Madness To Creation on Stephen Colbert, “Oblivion” and Settling Down After All These Years!

Editor's Note:  After all of these years, the Santa Clarita, California natives Smile Empty Soul continues to wow audiences across the United States with their infectious brand of alternative rock meets post-grunge rock.  They are continuing their run with Flaw and New Lingo on the "Flawless Smile" tour, which received significant press coverage(thanks to Flaw) on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert".  They are touring in support of their latest record "Oblivion".  Fans can find Smile Empty Soul at the following locations: www.facebook.com/smileemptysoulmusic www.smileemptysoul.com Madness To Creation:  Hey Sean, thank you for taking the time on behalf of Smile Empty Soul to interview with me for Madness To Creation, I noticed that your t-shirt says "Flint" on there, have you play...
(EP Review) “Beloved” by New Lingo
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(EP Review) “Beloved” by New Lingo

Honestly, I've never listened to this band before.  I was sitting at Spicoli's with my friends and they were performing providing direct support for Smile Empty Soul and Flaw on the "Flawless Smile Tour" at Spicoli's Grill in Waterloo, Iowa.  Their rhythms, vocals, and arrangements immediately grabbed my attention.  I immediately picked up a copy of the EP and threw a five-dollar bill into their tip jar, and popped the "Beloved" EP into my car.  Let me tell you, what an engaging listen this EP is! "Beloved" was released April 28th of this year with the help of Nick Ingram(Courage My Love, City Lights, Hawthorne Heights) at Capitol House Studio in Ohio and Kris Crummett(Sleeping With Sirens, Issues, Dance Gavin Dance) helped with the mixing and mastering of the EP.  The band is composed ...
Nicolas Costa of Talia Converses with Madness To Creation on “The Flawless Smile” Tour and the “Afraid Of Heights” Lyric Video
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Nicolas Costa of Talia Converses with Madness To Creation on “The Flawless Smile” Tour and the “Afraid Of Heights” Lyric Video

Editor's Note:  Talia recently wrapped up their direct support billing for Smile Empty Soul and Flaw on "The Flawless Smile" tour.  They have also received quality reviews on their recently released EP "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie", which was released via Pavement Entertainment.  Fans can keep up with Talia at the following locations: www.facebook.com/taliarock www.taliarock.com Fernetti:  How did the tour go with Smile Empty Soul and Flaw? Nicolas:  It was great! We learned a lot from them by watching them play, the way they do business, the way they talk to the crowd...A lot you can learn when you travel with bands that tour a lot...Then after a show in Ohio that went really good, people were all around us buying us drinks and we were hammered, we started acting a little stupid and...