That doesn't mean there wasn't some hot and steamy sexy goodness going on, because there was!! Phone sex, limo sex, kitchen sex Haha It was all hot!! I really enjoyed the way Dagger pursued Ryan in a not so aggressive way. He was flirting with him but at the same time respected Ryan's needs and concerns. I also appreciate how Ryan wanted to explore his feelings, yet at the same time didn't jump right into bed like I find happens in some other GFY books.
Both men were caring and sensitive.. Even fellow rocker Zander seemed quite nice and sweet. Recap- hot and steamy, sweet and loving. On this album, Gagneux has refined his genre-spanning sound into an utterly cohesive signature, one that transitions seamlessly between its elements and embraces even more outside influences, electronic and organic alike. That commitment to change is something, at least—a glimmer of light in a world that so often intentionally plunges itself into darkness.
The fourth full-length from Basement, Beside Myself is an intimate look at the drawbacks of living in your own head, and the attempt to shake off everyday anxieties. But for all its intense introspection and confessions of self-consciousness, Beside Myself centers on a powerful, passionately charged sound that makes every track feel deeply cathartic. A relentless burst of pure vitality, the album expresses its unrest in the language of furious guitar riffs and visceral rhythms.
In creating the album, Basement focused on channeling the raw energy of their live performance, adding little adornment beyond the occasional synth line or piano melody.
With its eerily ethereal guitar tones, the song is threaded with plainspoken yet piercing lyrics e. Any band that has earned an army of devout followers through dropping seven killer full-lengths — and touring their collective ass off for sixteen years — could perhaps be forgiven for thinking they could take it easy as they wade into their eighth release. Rather than meticulously plan things out or stick rigidly to any kind of template, when it comes to writing, The Black Dahlia Murder prefer to let things happen organically.
In the hands of guitarist Brian Eschbach — who co-founded the band with Strnad in — and new recruit Brandon Ellis Arsis, ex-Cannabis Corpse , Nightbringers is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic TBDM, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal. He really took the reins, and this record is also the most involved that Alan Cassidy drums has been too. I also think as we get older the emotional content goes up.
I think we better realize how to grip the listener. Upon first hearing the latter, Strnad was intent on matching its visceral intensity. She finds her moment to take it from her, cutting it right out of her stomach. We are the rulers of the darkened hours that the Christian good fears. A lot of archaic ideas that are still upheld — such as marriage and monogamy — came from Christianity, whether people want to acknowledge it or not, and to me, death metal has always been bucking that.
Rather than decamp to a single studio, the members split off when it came time to start laying down the songs — all well versed in how to get the best out of their individual performances. Ellis then recorded his many blistering solos in his home studio, while Strnad opted to record at his home in Auburn Hills, Michigan with Joe Cincotta Suffocation, Internal Bleeding of Full Force Studios overseeing his sessions. In many ways, Technology — released February 2nd, via SharpTone — is custom made to conquer the big spaces they will be playing throughout the UK, America, Australia and Japan in and beyond.
The album opens with the title track and sets the tone for the record, which is an inventive, intelligent and infectious piece of work taking a frank look at modern day life. It is a song partly inspired by Rob watching the Netflix documentary The White Helmets and the global atrocities that bypass our daily attention. It affected me so much. While writing the song it was also a difficult time for me emotionally, and one night I found myself in a club where the DJ was playing the Baywatch theme tune.
That was the start of the process by which I came to realise there was light at the end of the tunnel. This song is about going through hell and coming out the other side stronger for it. Next up, Come Out To LA — a 3-minute second explosion of sarcasm aimed squarely at the music industry: an anti-hit that deserves to be a huge hit.
We had someone taking us to fancy meals, promising us the world, and in our naivety we lapped it all up. This delicate balance of human relationships is expanded on Tightrope.
Porkies, however feels like a revolution as it builds into a huge, propulsive riff. The aggression makes sense when you find out what inspired it. You can call it xenophobia but I see xenophobia and racism as very interchangeable — in my view we are all the same people. They still mix massive hooks and brilliant melodies with wry observational lyrics, but this time they want to make you think bigger and more critically too. In , the duo encountered vocalist Briton Bond and, shortly after, bassist Chris Gaylord and drummer Stephen Kluesener were incorporated into the mix.
Wage War marks their territory with from-the-heart lyrics and thrashing beats that transcend to a community who understands the trials and tribulations of growing up all too well. The band delivers 11 tracks of uncompromising multi-dimensional metalcore, filled with high-intensity rhythms, battering drums and blazing guitars, tempered with tuneful vocal passages. Crushing breakdowns alongside a combination of roaring and melodic vocals prove powerful enough to level a small village.
So we really went all out to deliver the best songs we could possibly write and play them to the best of our ability. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised.
Riding high from their most successful two-and-a-half years together yet, Hands Like Houses return with -Anon. The most charismatic album of their career, their fourth record marries who Hands Like Houses are as individuals into an assured yet fun collection of songs that begs the audience to take a deeper listen. In the context of the album, each is its own anonymous piece to relate to — each is built around a shared human experience or perspective. Some bands play it safe when it comes to taking their next steps. You Are We was basically a demo for this record. An explosive, relentless four-minute anthem, it takes everything you know and love about While She Sleeps — clattering riffs, bruising breakdowns, snarling lyrics and big-ass singalongs — and sticks them in a blender.
With a bigger platform to get their music into the world and a firestorm of a first single released, is shaping up to be the year of While She Sleeps. For a band that have spent over a decade redefining modern metal, it seems the best is yet to come. They sold out theaters on their first-ever headlining tour and steal the show at each major festival. The ghost of Charlie Chaplin was surely some sort of unseen guide as they took up residence in his old home and rehearsed continuously in a basement. Not long ago, they slept in that SUV outside a Motel 6, unable to afford to rent a room.
The label offered them a contract the same night. Their tours are like a traveling circus. Gretsch guitar tones that shimmer with reverb, drums that shake and pound, vocals that claw forth with the electric urgency of the early punk movement, all swirling together with the swinging cool of the s and the swagger of latter day Brit Pop bands such as The Libertines and early Arctic Monkeys.
Each show comes with an element of unpredictability and danger, with the three guys playing as if their lives depended on it, pure showmanship over perfectionism. Music and emotion share a timeless physiological, psychological, and spiritual bond. A chord, a melody, or a lyric can lift spirits and inspire.
Movements achieve that sort of reaction on their full-length debut, Feel Something [Fearless Records]. Threading together spacey guitars, evocative and introspective lyricism, ponderous spoken word, and tight songcraft, the Southern California quartet—Patrick Miranda [vocals], Ira George [guitar], Spencer York [drums], and Austin Cressey [bass]—immediately connect by opening up…. All we care about is that it makes you Feel Something. That musical empathy quietly launched Movements on an upward trajectory in Formed by longtime friends, the group landed a deal with Fearless Records after just one local gig.
Along the way, the boys started working on what would become Feel Something before returning to the studio with Yip in February In the sessions, their signature style crystallized and coalesced. For the full-length, we were all on the same page. Everything matured. We solidified our identity as a rock band. Our guitar tones are more complex. We wanted to write a cool fucking rock record with a song for everybody. He keeps asking to see her. That crushes me. I wanted to tell that story. Ultimately, Movements bring emotion to life in each note.
Loaded with sing-alongs and an unsuspecting dose of humor to make otherwise grim topics accessible for fans of every genre, the songs remain deeply rooted in the tradition of story-telling that seems to be slipping away from the human condition.
Fall For Me book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Entertainment journalist, Ryan Pierce, meets the infamous bad-boy rock. . Editorial Reviews. Review. 5 stars "Sexy, passionate and emotional."by Tams ~ TTC Books and More Ryan Pierce is a journalist for a popular music magazine in .
For the press release, I basically just wrote down my experiences going into and my purpose for this record and same thing, use it as you please or if you want me to do something else entirely, let me know. I know Kevin wanted me to dig deep and get personal so I did. More than create, I listened. At a bar, while eating dinner, at the DMV. It had to be simple, direct and honest. At the start, it seemed logical to learn this process by taking the worst people and trying to find the humanity in them. I wrote some songs about serial killers and realized that no matter how despicable their crimes were, everything was still rooted in the human condition with the same basic need to be needed, to feel valued, to have worth.
Through this learning process, I realized there was actually something so much more dangerous than the people committing heinous crimes and it was stained so deeply into the fabric of our daily lives. Doubt and the depression it leaves us stranded in. Every experience is clearly different but for me, all of a sudden, it felt like I was living in a well so deep that if I shouted up for help, it would be lost on the way and never heard.
For some reason, I refused to talk to my friends and family about it. So this record was born. I saw people around me falling into the well but as I started paying attention, I saw people climbing out of it too. This is where Ross Robinson comes in. He allowed me to become and guided me towards being the best vessel I could be to filter these stories through. We sat there and accepted what wanted to come through, what wanted to be heard.
It was the first process of recording that ever made complete sense with absolutely no filter or veil to compensate for the sounds. Everything, recording, mixing mastering, to tape! Then Brad Wilk added his pulse to it and it felt like together we had given life to these stories that otherwise are sounds and lyrics filling space.
Having toured with peers such as The Amity Affliction, Motionless In White and Blessthefall, among others, The Plot In You has garnered a loyal fanbase while establishing themselves as notable contenders in the alternative scene. With their signing to Fearless Records, the group prepares to undertake a new journey with a fresh vision. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their new album, slated for a Fall release. In , with a wealth of material accrued since their formation, they took a break from city life and isolated themselves in a wi-fi-free Welsh cottage. During that time they tightened up their existing material and wrote additional tracks, which formed the basis for their debut album, Dream Soda; they claimed it was a concept album based on a theme of consumerism.
In support of Dream Soda, they embarked on a European tour and the U. Fans of rock music rejoice because Teenage Wrist are here to remind you why distorted guitars, dreamy vocals and massive dynamics never go out of style. The band—Kamtin Mohager bass, vocals , Marshall Gallagher guitar, vocals and Anthony Salazar drums —formed in and instantly made a name for themselves with their debut EP, Dazed. You realize the world is bigger, brighter and more terrifying then you ever imagined and the title track is us acknowledging that and jumping out into that world.
Best friends since kindergarten, frontman Luke Gruntz and drummer Ian Fraser have an enviable connection that translates into a powerfully unified expression of sound. With a bastardized bass amp and split signal, Gruntz simultaneously commands the range of bass and guitar topped with provocative blues grooves and take-down breakdowns.
In early , the pair recorded their first EP 14 in its entirety in a single studio session and was later dubbed one of the most promising acts for by Skillful, creative musicianship paired with undeniably magnetic energy set Dirty Honey apart from their contemporaries. Evan Konrad sonically architected an alternative world all by hand. Born and raised in Abbotsford, BC Canada, the singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist devoted his entire life to crafting music.
Growing up in a house where creativity would be encouraged at every turn, he spent countless hours writing songs and producing. Following stints recording and on the road with other artists, he locked himself away in the studio and commenced work on what would become his forthcoming debut. With nothing more than a few songs on his private SoundCloud link shared by his manager, he caught the attention of LAVA founder Jason Flom who signed him on the spot—because of the downright mind-blowing songcraft.
From their live shows to their recording techniques, they keep integrity to who they are and how they believe their music should sound. Whatever you need; work up a sweat, cool off, or cool out, rock and roll muscle pop is here to get you keyed up and ready to win.
His other notable TV credit is The Celebrity Apprentice, where he is proud to have been the first celebrity thrown off the show. Spoken word poet. Henry currently hosts a weekly radio show on L. In , Henry received the prestigious Ray Bradbury Creativity Award in recognition for his lifelong contribution to the arts, his passion for social activism, as well as his intense passion for the importance of maintaining books and libraries. Pauly remains hard at work on a historical documentary of his life spanning the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s about his life growing up at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood.
Eleanor is the latest in a long line of historically funny women who cut their teeth at the World Famous Comedy Store. Starting out as a waitress there, Eleanor learned the ropes of comedy, all the while making the best comics in the country laugh, in the kitchen of the club. It would take several years and lots of pushing from one of her biggest fans, Andrew Dice Clay, to finally get her to take her comedic talents to the stage.
After seeing her one woman show, Andrew would no longer take no for an answer. Her hilarious take on life comes from her unique experiences growing up street-savvy in South Philly, as one of 10 children in a very Irish-Catholic family. She paints an uproarious portrait of her life experiences, beginning with her childhood in a three bedroom row home and moving to her adventures as an adult living in L.
Eleanor is also a graduate of the esteemed Joanne Baron and D. Shapel Lacey is an American comedian born and raised in Mesa, Arizona.
A diehard punk rocker and former award-winning competitive cheerleader, Shapel found ways to express himself and own his individuality at an early age. Shapel was cheerleading competitively for University of Louisville when someone dared him to take the stage as a comedian and he never looked back, dropping out shortly thereafter to pursue a career in stand up full-time.
His unique life experiences such as being adopted by a white family at 15 , punk rock mentality, and stage presence combined make for a truly original voice in the community. Carmen has also performed for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait, and continues to tour in Spanish-speaking countries doing standup in Spanish. Modern media insists we categorize talent— you know, put folks in boxes according to their entertaining skill set. It works fine for the one-dimensional.
You get my drift. Which brings us to the hydra-headed multi-faceted, standup comic, impressionist, actor, renaissance freak yes, freak genius, Craig Gass.
His eclectic resume is scripted from two decades of working rooms, following leads, embarrassing and endearing strangers while building a modest and devoted fan base. Craig began doing standup in by hitting the grueling, bumpy comedy circuit road and cultivating his craft in whatever crappy bar or club would have him.
Shortly into the new millennium, shock radio kingpin, Howard Stern, took Craig under his massive, media wing. The Mt. Kevin James character hires Craig as the new delivery driver who keeps his fellow employees in bellyaching laughs. Craig owes this phenomenal gift to the force majeure of his birth and childhood environment. That unique upbringing held him in good stead as he tested his first audiences when he discovered the joys of being the class clown.
Craig is a living, breathing, mimicking product of pop culture and his career is an authentic, modern day grassroots destiny play. Know what he says to me? I am proud, ecstatic and terrified — but a good kind of terror. Craig spent several years in Seattle.
I called a buddy and started crying on the phone. That night began a friendship that lasted until the day he died. George offered to help me with my career many times. But I wanted to learn from him not take advantage of his influence. He was my greatest mentor, a father figure who never stopped imparting wisdom on comedy, people and life. Craig Gass will make you laugh, weep, choke, recoil and most importantly, recognize that the faults, flaws and freaky behavior that we all posses, do not define us but rather, unite us.
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Entertainment journalist, Ryan Pierce, meets the infamous bad-boy rocker, Dagger Drummond, and walks away with a great interview and a scandalous news bit that has the potential to turn the music world on its ear. Exposing the story would boost Ryan's career, but it would also come with the risk of ruining Dagger's privacy — and possibly his Rock God status. The unlikely friendship that develops between Dagger and Ryan brings Ryan to question more than just his journalistic oath to report the news. It also forces him to take a look at himself and newly discovered feelings — feelings that make Ryan blind to the risk of becoming front page news himself.
Will Ryan find the courage to make a life decision to give himself true happiness with Dagger or take the path that would likely lead to heartbreak and destroy his career forever? Love Paperbacks? July 14, Ann Lister. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Featured Posts. July 31, June 2, August 1,