Chronologist Releases Bass Playthrough of “Guacaracha” Off of ‘Cartographer’

Progressive heavy metal band Chronologist has released a unique bass play through of their song “Guacaracha” by bass player Jim Schaefer. Originally premiered on Bass Player Magazine, “Guacaracha” is off of their 2016 released LP, Cartographer.

Spending a considerable amount of time on the road in support of their debut full length Cartographer in 2016 as well 2017, Chronologist shared the stage with some of the top names in the heavy metal industry.

Cartographer was produced alongside Evan Sammons (Last Chance To Reason) while mixing/mastering duties were handled by Jamie King (BTBAM, The Contortionist).

The single “Cartographer” is the brand new release from the full length with the same title.

“Cartographer the song was written about how each of us came from very different parts of the world and somehow managed to meet and start this band. We thought all of the songs on the album fit underneath this larger idea and so it made the most sense for us to make this the title track of our first full length record. We want to thank everyone that’s picked up their copy or supported us in any way!” – Chronologist

You can see the band on the road as well releasing new music video content in the future.

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“…It’s beyond gratifying and exciting to hear a new collective that isn’t just aping Meshuggah palm-muting riffs and calling themselves “progressive” like every other band… To be around for barely over a year and have an instrumental demo be better than most of your peer’s LPs is a strong start.” Ghost Cult Magazine, 2014.

“A subset of these bands play something that’s been lovingly dubbed as adventure metal: focusing on a sense of atmosphere and progression… Among these bands are Scale The Summit and The Helix Nebula, and now, joining their ranks for your listening pleasure, is Chronologist!” Heavy Blog is Heavy, 2015.

“These guys are great at creating catchy tunes; a must have for instrumental fans.” Toilet ov Hell, 2016

Chronologist is an instrumental progressive metal band based out of Austin, TX.

The group began as a small group of friends that would regularly get together to jam and discuss all things music, movies, video games, or their shared love of food. Though the collective found they had many things in common, their diverse range of musical backgrounds led to them creating a unique approach to songwriting and performing metal music. As the group got together to write and craft their version of progressive metal more and more, the decision was made to turn their collaboration into a fully-fledged musical effort.

The band began to make a name for themselves after the release of their 2014 instrumental demo. The release of this demo allowed the band to begin performing regularly in and around the Boston area of Massachusetts where the band was originally formed at Berklee College of Music. Initially the demos were released in an effort to find a permanent vocalist for the band, but as their regular performances continued many people began to embrace them as an instrumental group and encouraged them to continue on as such. The success of these shows led to the band releasing their single demo “Sky Garden” in late 2014 which was the first time the band had released something that was intended to be heard as an entirely completed instrumental work.

After the resoundingly positive public response to their previous two releases, Chronologist began to expand their performance reach to the greater New England area for the rest of 2014 and early 2015 while at the same time continued writing new music behind the scenes. In the summer of 2015, the band started to formulate plans of a professional career.

Late 2015 marked the beginning of work on the band’s first full-length album Cartographer. The idea behind the album was to rerecord the previously released demos with better production, added features, and live drums as well as including four new songs written in the beginning time period of the band. The record was for the most part self produced but in an effort to take the record to a higher level Chronologist elected to have the album mixed and mastered by renown producer Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me, Scale The Summit, The Contortionist, and more) and to hire Evan Sammons (drummer of Last Chance To Reason) to help with additional production and drum tracking.

The album was worked on for the rest of 2015 and the majority of 2016. While the band was wrapping up work on the album, they were also performing the songs that would appear on the album live on their regularly scheduled shows around New England and on their first tour that took them around the entirety of the Northeastern region of the U.S. After that tour, the band came to the decision that a major move was needed in order to pursue a professional career being that none of the members were originally from the greater Boston area. They elected to relocate to the greater Austin, TX area and permanently moved there in the fall of 2016 where the band has begun performing regularly.

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Deuce Releases Long-Anticipated, Sophomore Album, ‘Invincible,’ Via Better Noise Records!

Portland based and Los Angeles bred rapper, producer and singer DEUCE has released his newest, full length album, Invincible, via Better Noise Records, along with an official lyric video for “Thank You.” The masked musician is vying for immortality with 14 new tracks, representing his next natural step from his 2012 debut solo album, Nine Lives – which sold 100,000 units, received 33 million views on YouTube, and featured the hit single “America”.

Recorded in both Los Angeles and Portland, the recording process brought out polarizing emotions. “The material we did in L.A. was a little angrier,” Deuce explains, “In Portland, it got more mellow and hip-hop. I think you can hear the difference.”

Invincible includes “World On Fire”, “Bitch This Is It”, and the lead single “Here I Come” (out now on Better Noise Records) – which features eerie keys, chugging guitar, and an unshakable hook, “Until I die, I’m never fucking done.”

Track List:
1. Here I Come
2. Hell’s Gonna Break Loose
3.Bitch This Is It
4. Gone Tomorrow, Here Today
5. World on Fire
6. My Buddy
7. Invincible
8. Bad Attitude
9. Best of Me
10. Thank You
11. Catch Me If You Can (Ft. Gadjet)
12. It’s Alright It’s Ok
13. Talking About You (Ft. Gadjet)
14. Pull Me Under

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Advance Praise for ‘Invincible’
“That cock sure swagger is tempered with maturity which gives this set of songs more depth than anything previously recorded.” – Devolution Magazine

“Deuce shows us that he could easily be the Many-faced god of rap rock today!” – Today’s Metal – Bulgaria

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SINARO release new video ‘Break The Paradigm’ featuring Oli Herbert (All That Remains)

New York City-based heavy metal band SINARO, led by guitarist Gus Sinaro, have been hitting the NY scene hard and creating a name for themselves.
Today, the band is serving up a blazing helping of heavy metal greatness with the new video “Break The Paradigm” mixed by Chris “Zeuus” Harris and featuring All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert. Crushing riffs, soaring vocals, scorching solos and huge choruses, this is one track that you won’t be able to remain still to.

“It’s an honor to have my friend Oli Herbert join us in this video and do such amazing job on his guest solo. All my band mates in SINARO are also very influenced by All That Remains’s albums. The whole band was extremely excited for this collaboration.” – Gus Sinaro

SINARO consits of Gus Sinaro (Vocals / Guitar), Steven Riccio (Backing Vocals / Guitar), Jeff Hinz (Bass) and Zaki Ali (Drums).

SINARO is quickly gaining the reputation as a must see live act, most recently sharing the stage with acts such as Flotsam & Jetsam, Saving Abel, Angel Vivaldi, Revocation, Rhapsody, Primal Fear, Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) and others. SINARO is currently playing select regional dates and prepping for a busy 2018.

Don’t miss your chance to check out SINARO before the year is up!

14/12 @ Irving Plaza, NY

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Interview with Public Display of Aggression

Denver’s Public Display of Aggression took a few minutes to answer our questions about their new drummer, working with Dennis Shinn on their new album To Live and Die in Your Suit and Tie, and of course, pizza. If you’re in the Denver area, check out their upcoming benefit show for Toys for Tots at the Marquis Theatre on December 9th.

 

PDA is known to be a very highly charged political band.  We are handing you a soapbox. Please go on an epic rant on what’s wrong with the world.  

The easiest way to think of us is as an anti-everything mindset. We are anti BOTH parties, anti-government, anti-religion, anti-corporate greed. The powers that be are the greed and lust that drive the worst parts of humankind. We are tired of seeing atrocities thrust onto us and considered the status quo. Our stage is our soapbox. We rant every time we don the mask and stand under the lights.

 

The new drummer, Frankie Four Fingers, obviously left an impression on you guys or he wouldn’t be the new drummer. What is it about his talent that you were drawn to the most? Have you known him for a while or did you guys only meet at the audition?

We have actually known him for a while, but it wasn’t until the interview and the following month of practices that we realized we actually knew him. We just figured he was small and easy to control. Plus, if our tour bus ever gets stranded during a snowstorm, we can make a blanket out of his body hair.

 

Tell us about yourself, Frankie Four Fingers. What drew you to PDA, what are your hobbies outside of music, and do you actually have four fingers? Have you all been getting along?

Of course I have four fingers, and a thumb on each hand even! One of the things that really drew me to these hairless monkeys was their approach to music: their professionalism, their no bullshit policy, and to how they go about making their business of metal.

Outside of the band I am quite partial to video games, reading, and studying the mind of a serial killer.  And we get along peachy.

 

With Frankie joining the band, what are you guys most excited about for future projects?  How do you feel the music will change from his input in the future?

Although our future remains FUZZY…we will not STRAY from the cause. We will continue to SHED light on both the PUBElic atrocities as well as those at the ROOT, even if the path gets HAIRY.

 

As pizza enthusiasts, what are your thoughts of pineapple on pizza? What is the worst pizza you’ve ever had and what’s the ultimate pizza topping combo.  Go per member if need be.

Universally, pineapple on pizza is worse than death.

Frankie Four Fingers= Pepperoni and jalapenos.

Dashing Kenny Daggers= White sauce, chicken, artichoke hearts, green peppers, garlic, onions, and moz.

James Aggression= Beer cheese and steak

Rage= Italian sausage, green peppers, white sauce.

Tommy Mayhem= Anything supreme, minus black olives.

 

Are you guys excited to have Dennis Shinn as a producer on your album To Live and Die in Your Suit and Tie? What will he bring to the album that wasn’t as prominent as before?

We are extremely excited for his wisdom and guidance on our album. We love how big and aggressive he has made our voice.

 

If Guy Fawkes was alive today do you think he would be a metalhead or something else? How do you think he would react to the world today?

We feel Guy Fawks would be into a hybrid of jazz fusion and gangsta j-pop. Although he’d bump To Live And Die In Your Suit And Tie while working out, and that’s still cool with us.

We know he’d STILL want to blow everything up, but even more now.

 

PDA will be performing at an upcoming charity show supporting Toys for Tots on December 9th at the Marquis Theatre in Denver. What made you guys want to get involved? Will the band be donating toys, too?

Wait… the toys aren’t for us?!

I guess we’ll have to get all these toys we’ve been accruing together to give to them. We truly feel all kids should have new toys for Christmas. It’s the one time everyone deserve some fun and joy, a reprieve from the cold.

 

What were your favorite toys growing up? What are your favorite toys now? How do you celebrate the holidays? Feel free to rant again if need be.  

We all loved, and honestly still do, Legos. Be it Bionicles, Star Wars, or just old fashioned imagination.

“Christmas” is one of those things that having grown up in a Christian nation has been engraved into our lives. The idea used to mean something, but has now become a corporate drive for greed. Even taking a look at it from a Christian perspective, Christmas is on December 25th solely to help pagans transition from their religion into Christianity, because of convenience. Family tradition of a honeyed ham? Pagan. Mistletoe? Pagan.

I digress…

 

Krampus vs Santa in a fight pit.  Please do a blow by blow of the fight and who wins. And yes, reindeer can help.  

Krampus. Easy. Santa is big and jolly. Krampus is known for literally carrying around chains and sticks to whip children. Even if Santa had his reindeer, Krampus still has his evil elves and Christmas traps and stuff.

 

What are PDA’s plans and goals for 2018? Is there anything else you would like to share?

Tour. Our main goal at this point, having our album done by Dennis “The Menace” Shinn, is to leave our mark and have our phrase running through everyone’s minds: We don’t fuck around.

 

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Primitive Race Share “Dancing On The Sun” Off of ‘Soul Pretender,’ in Honor of Late Front-Man, Chuck Mosley

On November 3rd, Primitive Race released their compelling Alternative Rock album Soul Pretender, with vocals handled by Chuck Mosley (Faith No More, Bad Brains, Cement, VUA), music by Erie Loch (LUXT, Blownload, Exageist), Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy, Tricky, Gary Numan), Bass and song-writing from founding member Chris Kniker, and drums by Dale Crover (The Melvins). On November 9th, Chuck Mosley died after many years battling addiction, making the long awaited album the legendary front-man’s swan song. In honor of Chuck, the band has chosen to share his favorite track off of the album, “Dancing on the Sun,” and to donate 100% of 2018 album sales to MusiCares to benefit substance abuse treatments for artists battling addiction.

Says Chuck’s long-time friend Chris Kniker:

“I wasn’t prepared for any of this. Most only knew Chuck Mosley as the former singer of Faith No More; to me was a friend with whom I had formed a special bond over the past 17 years. Chuck was funny, witty, charismatic, and charming in a way that was only Chuck. He was truly one of a kind. Chuck inspired Mark, Erie, and I, and I knew we did the same for him. He felt we had created something that allowed him to grow as an artist. He was thrilled and honored to be playing on a record with Dale Crover. I was just happy to know that we made a record that I enjoyed; a group of friends creating something together. I am sure that Chuck would want us all to learn and grow from his struggles. Addiction is a horrible burden to bare for the afflicted and their loved ones. If you are or know someone who needs help don’t be afraid to ask.”

“When I listened to the music, ideas just came pouring out,” Mosley had previously stated. “I couldn’t say no to doing the record. When we completed the first few tracks, I found myself wishing I had written them. Not just the lyrics…just good heavy riffs and grooves really sucked me in. The melodies and words came super easy with this music. Even though it’s a whole different vibe it brought out a side of me I haven’t experienced since writing with Faith No More.”

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Chuck’s family is also running a Go Fund Me to cover memorial costs and a planned memorial show, fans and supporters can donate HERE.

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The Damn Truth Release Official Music Video for “White Lies” Off of ‘Devilish Folk;’ US Tour Dates Announced for Winter 2017-2018

Montreal based, blues-infused rock band The Damn Truth are back at their devilish ways with the release of the video for “White Lies,” off of their sophomore LP, Devilish Folk. The gritty, heavy grooves of “White Lies” is a raw. indie rock masterpiece that is perfectly paired with visuals by Fatty Soprano and Shutterr.

The Damn Truth have also announced their first US Tour kicking off on the (Sold Out) Rock Legends 2018 Cruise (Sammy HagarBad CompanyUriah Heep, and more) and will spend the next two months making friends across the U.S. with their high energy rock’n’roll.

Catch The Damn Truth LIVE:
12/08 @ Jewel Music Club – Manchester, NH
12/16 @ Widowmaker Lounge – Carabasset, MN
01/26 @ Java Barn at St. Lawrence University – Canton, NY
02/09 @ FLX live – Geneva, NY
02/12 @ Preservation Club – Knoxville, TN
02/15-19 @ Legends of Rock Cruise – Miami, FL
02/21 @ Vista Room – Decatur, GA
02/24 @ Curtain Club – Dallas, tx
02/25 @ Fitzgerald’s Bar – San Antonio, TX
03/09 @ Arcadia Blues Club – Arcadia, CA
03/10 @ The Pour House – Paso Robles, CA
03/22 @ El Corazon/The Funhouse – Seattle, WA
03/23 @ The Garages – Beaverton, OR
05/04 @ Nietzsche’s – Buffalo, NY

Over the years, Canada has given us a lot of great bands; Neil Young , Alanis MorrisetteArcade FireBryan AdamsThe Guess WhoBTORush and many more.

Well, now there’s a new name you can add to that list; The Damn Truth.

Singer-guitarist Lee-la Baum has been called the love child of Robert Plant and Janis Joplin; mixing up the best of the classic rock the band loves with the indie energy of their hometown Montreal scene.

The band is here to introduce their new album (their 2nd), Devilish Folk, meet their American fans, and promote the new single, “White Lies”.

But the journey to get here has been a Behind The Music tale of drama, misfortune, and lucky breaks.

For example, you could say there’s nothing more rock n’ roll than your van blowing up in the middle of your biggest national tour to date. Unless of course, you’re The Damn Truth, and you’ve barely escaped with just the clothes on your back while most everything else is up in flames. And, oh yeah, it’s pitch black in the middle of nowhere in the northern Canadian backwoods. And you’ve got your 3-year old son and his babysitter also on board. And, did we mention it’s in the middle of winter – A Canadian winter.

“We had literally just driven out from a garage in the last town where the mechanic told us everything was fine. Thank god this car drove up beside us on the highway – waving their arms frantically – and told us that the van was on fire . We stopped, got as much stuff out as we could, and then literally watched the van blow up in front of us; all our gear – gone.” remembers drummer Dave Traina.

Nothing has ever come easy for The Damn Truth, but for every adversity there has been some unexpected reward. In this case, they quickly scrambled a funding campaign that raised over ten thousand dollars within 24 hours. The experience brought out the best from their fans and the local community and a renewed faith in the power of music. The tour continued. The shows – and their belief in rock n’roll – got stronger.

And now The Damn Truth are set to do it all over again (except for the blowing up part, of course).

A lot of good things have happened since then for the Montreal based quartet such as singer Lee-la Baum turning in a heart-stopping vocal for an Yves St Laurent TV commercial- their new perfume, Mon Paris, that is rolling out worldwide. The vocal (a cover of “Love Is Blindness” by U2) has had such an impact, raking in over 400K views, thousands of comments, emails and orders have come in from around the globe, exposing the band to a wide audience of new “Truth Seekers “.

The Damn Truth have their roots definitely in 60s and 70s rock ,but they are adding to that palette with alt-rock and indie-rock and whatever-else-kind-of rock attitudes and power; basically, what makes the music stronger is all that counts. Consider the pedigree of the alternative and classic rock credentials of Devilish Folk.

Devilish Folk mixed by Grammy-award winner Tchad Blake (Black KeysPearl JamArctic Monkeys, and others). All this power was brought to the forefront via the mastering of John Davis, responsible for the recent Led Zeppelin re-issues in addition to work with U2Lana del RayStone RosesFlorence & The Machine, and others.

The Damn Truth have always been a self-contained unit; producing their own records, videos, and hanging out old-school after a show; meeting the fans one by one.

“We’ve had to work hard every step of the way,” says lead guitarist Tom Shemer. “But that’s ok. People know it’s real when they come to the shows”.

Part of that ethos is the family vibe amongst the band; Tom and Lee-la travel with their 3-year old son “there has never been a choice in the matter. Rock n’ roll has always been our lives and his too. He’s been on tour since he was 2 months old. “ says Lee-la

The Damn Truth are Lee-la Baum (vocals/guitar), Tom Shemer (guitars), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums). There are echoes of Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Gretta Van Fleet, and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, all of it uniquely channelled through Lee-la’s powerful vocals; creating an emotional rock that’s both distinguished them and made them something of a musical anomaly.

“Jimi Hendrix taught me everything I needed to know about that rock’n’roll attitude,” says Lee-la, “and he was my first real rockstar crush!”

The world is evolving , rock n’ roll and social norms are changing.
Women are taking charge and Lee-la Baum and The Damn Truth are here to break those sexist stigmas every step of the way.

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Hogan’s Goat Release Official Video for “Annie Off The Rails” From Debut, Self-Titled Album

Nashville based rock band Hogan’s Goat has released the Official Music Video for their single “Annie Off The Rails”. Originally premiered on Huffington Post, “Annie Off The Rails” is off of Hogan’s Goat’s self titled, debut album.

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Hogan’s Goat tracks mud on your clean carpet. Located in Nashville, TN the band slithers in the swamps of Rock N’ Roll/Metal. A shotgun blast away from the big leagues, HG released their debut album in July of 2017. The band received 20+ reviews, all with high marks. With sites likening them to Guns N’ Roses, Mastodon, Red Fang, and Clutch, the band has the utensils necessary to stir the cauldron. Hogan’s Goat is bound to “usher in a new era of music.” [Kenny Larson, The Gauntlet]

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