Tag: hard rock

September 21, 2021

Skillet - Surviving The Game (Brand New Song and Music Video)

Skillet, have just released their brand new song titled “Surviving The Game” and there is a music video to accompany the track (check it out below). This song continues in that same current Skillet sound tradition and their sound is complimented by high end production as well as musicianship. I really think Jen’s background vocals give this track an extra layer of oomf that further compliments their already classic, rock sound. If you dig the more recent Skillet music, you’re going to absolutely love this.… 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 →

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 →

July 24, 2021

Lightworker - Crawling in the Dark (Hoobastank Cover)

Most covers are just quickly mashed together, lacking any real emphasis on originality, pulling an existing song out of it’s sameness and reigniting it to a whole new level. Well my friends, Lightworker have taken the old song “Crawling in the Dark” from 00’s rockers – Hoobastank, and given it a whole new life. Most people don’t know that Hoobastank created a whole bunch of music/songs before The Reason took over airwaves and people’s hearts. This song was a real rocker and Lightworker have breathed new life into this song and the genre as a whole.… Continued →

July 11, 2021

May 16, 2021

May 4, 2021

Project 86 Announce 25th Anniversary Shows and Double Live Album

Andrew Schwab and his long running hard rock/metal band – Project 86, just announced a very special 25th Anniversary celebration. The 3 Night Memorial Day Event will take place in Nashville, TN. and will feature 25 songs from the vast discography P86 has in their arsenal. In person (very limited) and Virtual Tickets will all be available. More info can be found right here at their official website. All ticket holders will receive a full double live album of the performance. Video can be found below.… 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. “Your Misery” has its melodic feel to it, but it also punches you right in the face with how heavy it can get.… Continued →

March 12, 2021

Song of the Day: Resurrection Band - Beggar in the Alleyway

Depending on how you define the term, Resurrection Band was arguably the first Christian heavy metal band. While their debut album was released in 1978, their earliest demo recordings date back to as early as 1973. While many fans and critics will argue, “they’re not heavy metal, just hard rock,” this outlook unfortunately judges the past by current standards. Metal has moved on and splintered into a hundred different and more extreme subgenres. However, in the 1970s, their brand of bluesy hard rock would definitely have been considered heavy metal at the time–just as bands like Van Halen, Aerosmith, Kiss and others were.… Continued →

March 3, 2021

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. Livestream tickets HERE. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=263595425136980&id=100044595722225Continued →

February 6, 2021

January 31, 2021

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. While it didn’t feel like a whole lot of new ground was covered, that is a good thing, especially considering their sound.… Continued →

November 16, 2020

October 16, 2020

October 11, 2020

October 2, 2020

September 27, 2020

New GFM Video, "Smile"

If you haven’t started listening to GFM by now, man…get on board already. Really well executed hard rock by these three sisters and hearts set on God. The trio just released their newest ep, “Operation Take Over” at the beginning of the month and have now dropped a music video for the track, “Smile”. Check it out below and leave your thoughts.… Continued →

Skillet Drops New Lyric Video, "Dead Man Walking"

Last month, Skillet re-released their most recent album, “Victorious” and dubbed it “Victorious: The Aftermath” (get yours HERE). The re-release features 3 new tracks and reimagined/remixed versions of previously existing tracks. One of the new tracks, “Dead Man Walking” was just given the lyric video treatment. Seems very reminiscent of what you’d hear off the “Rise” album. Check it out below and see if you agree.… Continued →