Author: Rob J

Hey, I'm Rob. I'm 41 years old with a wife and 2 awesome kids. I am from NJ, I love God, and enjoy listening to and making music in my project No Lost Cause.

July 29, 2022

May 13, 2022

New Collington Track, "Fighting For Me"

Collington began writing and performing while attending college. What began as a batch of self-produced demos has grown into Collington working with producers such as Eric Owyoung (Hillsong United/ John Foreman) and Bill Scheniman (Bruce Springsteen/ Mick Jagger). Major press took notice of the 2020 release “Against The Wall” and Collington was awarded “Next Big Thing” by NewReleaseToday.   Fast forward to the present, Collington has enlisted producer and former Sanctus Real member Jake Rye for his next release.… Continued →

December 2, 2021

Song of the Day: Subseven - Emotion

Subseven was a rock (some say emo/screamo) band from Oklahoma that signed with Flicker Records in 2003. The band would release “Subseven: The Ep” and the full length “Free to Conquer” before calling it a day in 2005. This Song of the Day, “Emotion”, hits hard and fast with a chorus sure to stay in your head all day. Don’t miss it!… Continued →

October 10, 2021

REVIEW : Wage War - Manic

Wage War hit the metalcore scene with a ferocity in 2015 with the release of their debut album, “Blueprints”. Prior to this, they were known as Empires and had an ep called “The Fall of Kings” which is quite impressive! The first two albums, “Blueprints” and “Deadweight” were very well received by fans of the genre, however the third, “Pressure”, which was released a little over 2yrs ago, had something of a mixed reception. While ardent fans of the band’s previous material thought they were getting too poppy or mellowing out, others applauded some of the new directions the band was branching out to.… Continued →

September 30, 2021

REVIEW : Relent - Heavy

Relent has been around and making music longer than most realize; most likely myself included. A 2 song ep in 2016, the Heart Attack ep (2019), the re-release of the Heart Attack ep (2020), with 2 new tracks, and now a full length, aptly titled, “Heavy”. And yes. Yes, it is. From the first listen to these guys a number of yrs ago, I was hooked. I’m a sucker for downtuned guitars with well constructed grooves, thunderous drums, and a mix of rapped/sung/screamed vocals.… Continued →

September 19, 2021

September 17, 2021

We Are PIGS "Kids" (ft. Brian "Head" Welch and J.R. Bareis)

We Are PIGS has dropped the track “Kids” featuring Brian “Head” Welch and J.R. Bareis (of Love and Death) as well as Morgan Lander of Kittie. The song addresses issues facing this generation and offers hope for the future. A portion of the sales from the track go to We Are Moving the Needle and The Whosoevers. Check it out on Spotify or wherever you find your digital music.… Continued →

Thumper Punk Records Drops "Covering Legends"

Today, Thumper Punk Records released a video/audio of a project titled “Covering Legends”. The video features punk artists from various bands (see below) covering  Officer Negatives “Don’t Turn Away”, Dogwood’s “Feel the Burn”, and The Crucified’s “Your Image”. Check out the video below and get the download, available HERE. Officer Negative – Don’t Turn Away Jet Wilson of CPR (vocals) Peter118 (vocals) Albert Padilla of Reliance AZ (guitar) David Robledo of The Hoax / Heart Like War (bass) Aaron Wells of True Liberty Dogwood – Feel The Burn Sef Idle of False Idle / uniSEF / The B-Listers (vocals and guitar) Ron Ruhs (guitar) Luis Carlos Medeiros Jr.… Continued →

September 16, 2021

Living Fire Drops New EP, "Mercy Between Love & Hate"

Living Fire recently dropped a new ep, titled “Mercy Between Love & Hate”. This release was different than what I was expecting, but a in a really good way. The new ep shows the guys leaning in a much more hard rock/nu metal direction and they pull it off quite well. I’ve given the release a number of listens since it dropped and have yet to find a song I feel the need to skip or that feeling of wearing any of it out, so, to me, this release has great listenability (yes, I just came up with that, shut it, haha) as well as repeatability.… Continued →

September 3, 2021

September 2, 2021

Empty Announce New Album

Empty, who had a rather impressive debut release, “Hope & The Loss Of It” on Solid State Records in Sept of 2019, have announced a followup will be released thjs Fall, again, with Solid State. The album, “Made Of Fire” is set to drop October 22nd.… Continued →

May 1, 2021

March 13, 2021

Introducing: Archetypes Collide (Video In Post)

WOW!!!! I guess it was sometime last year or maybe the year before I first came across these guys. When I did, the first material I heard of theirs was really heavy hitting stuff, really good, really promising. Then, at some point things seemed to get far more melodic and tame. At the end of 2020 however, the band released a new track called “Your Misery” (see the video below). This track took everything I’d heard from them to this point and blended it PERFECTLY.… Continued →

February 8, 2021

Love and Death Streaming Show, New Album This Week, Videos/Songs In Post

The guys in Love and Death will not only be releasing a very long awaited follow-up to their  2013 debut release, “Between Here and Lost” this week, but will also be performing a livestreamed show with some special guests (Lacey Sturm, Matty Mullins, and Keith Wallen)! The wait for the new album, “Perfectly Preserved” is finally over! Check out the videos below! Grab a ticket for the coinciding show this Friday and check it out! Pre-orders HERE.… Continued →

REVIEW : Song Review: New Song From Earth Groans! Band Covers Deftones' "My Own Summer (Shove It)" (Song In Post)

Earth Groans is a metal band with an explosive, thundering sound that grips its listeners with their sound. Interest in the band in the past few years seems to have skyrocketed among fans of the genre and for good reason. So when you hear news of something new from them headed your way, you pay attention.   In a rather ambitious endeavor, the band has chosen to cover a song from the one and only Deftones.… Continued →

January 31, 2021

Debut Release From Doulos

One of Thumper Punk Records’ newest bands, Doulos, have released their debut ep, “The Middleman”. These guys border on punk, harcore, and street punk. I was able to see them a few years ago and have eagerly awaited this release and there’s no question, it was well worth the wait. Make sure you give this ep a listen, you won’t wanna sleep on this one!  … Continued →

New Relent Song, "Think You Got It"

Rockfest Records’ nu metal band, Relent, have released a new song, “Think You Got It” and are currently in the studio recording the followup to their debut release, “Heart Attack”. The band delivers their hard hitting style once again and continues to build the anticipation for their sophomore release. Check out the lyric video below and let us know if youre ready for more from these guys.  … Continued →

Introducing: Windvent

It’s always a pleasure to find a new band to listen to and many times I find myself wondering how I’m only now hearing about them, especially when they sound so good.   Windvent is a progressive post-hardcore band from Chihuahua, Mexico. They have a very heavy, yet melodic sound. The guitarwork is incredible and the vocals range from sounding like Mouth of the South to Lifelong, and also feature some really great sounding cleans. Excellent lyrics!… Continued →

December 31, 2020

Best of 2020: Rob Jensen

I was going to write a little intro to this list of mine, but in the end I figured I’d just let it speak for itself. Alot of great music dropped despite all the year brought us and these are my top 20. Let me know what you think!     20. Everything In Slow Motion – “Influence”. (Rock/Hard Rock) Released 10/16/20 on Facedown Records. Influence was the band’s first release since the 2016 ep, Laid Low.… Continued →

September 27, 2020

Then It Ends To Release New Album 10/2

Metalcore band, Then It Ends have emerged onto the scene lately with track after track of heavy hitting songs that have been met with a pretty positive reception. This upcoming Friday, the band will release it’s debut album, “Restored” on Flourish Records. To get a feel for what you’re in for, be sure to check them out HERE.… Continued →

Slick Shoes Release New Album, "Rotation & Frequency"

The punks in Slick Shoes made their triumphant return this past week with a new release on Tooth & Nail Records called “Rotation & Frequency”. Listening to this album, it’s clear the guys are still in prime shape, 17 years after their last studio release. If you liked these guys before, you’re in for a real treat. You can grab this album at any digital retailer or right HERE. If you’ve already given a listen, tell us what you think!… Continued →

New Song/Video, "Vagrant" From Collington

Collington has released a new song and video called “Vagrant”. This track is very acoustic based and laid back, yet smooth and melodic. If you’ve given a listen to Collington before and like what you’ve heard, chances are you’ll be into this; if you haven’t heard his stuff before, there’s no better time to start than right now. Check out the song/video below and listen to it or even better, pick it up HERE.… Continued →

Death Therapy Covers Living Sacrifice "Reject" (feat. Brook Reeves)

Jason Wisdom has a real talent for putting out really great music, whether it be in Becoming the Archetype, Death Therapy, The Reversalist, among others. This past week Death Therapy teamed up with Impending Doom frontman, Brook Reeves to deliver a cover of “Reject” by Living Sacrifice. The song has a real industrial metal feel to it that works really well. It’s a great cover, sure to please. Check it out HERE or below and let us know how you’re liking this.… Continued →