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Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort Tease New Album

Raleigh’s own grunge/rap rock outfit Cold Comfort has announced a new album (or maybe EP?), set for release in TWO DAYS! It appears to be titled Year of the Crow. Check out the cryptic  announcement video and their previous material below: Continued →

January 16, 2013

God Gave Rock and Roll to You: Part 11 - When I Learn To Sing

When I Learn to Sing The process of finding a front man for a rap-rock band is no simple task. There are many stringent qualifications that must be met. You need someone who can hype up a crowd, rhyme words at a fifth grade level, look good in parachute pants and a backwards hat… and maybe even sing. Matters became complicated to an even further extent in the case of Christian rap-rock bands circa the year 2000.… Continued →

January 9, 2013

God Gave Rock and Roll to You: Part 10 - Rock the Party

Rock The Party Around the turn of the century a new genre of music would see a meteoric rise in popularity. Teenage boys were stoked. Music critics were not. This genre would come to be known as “rap-rock”. Rap-rock was exactly what it claimed to be, a mixture of hip-hop and alternative rock or metal, usually played with down-tuned guitars and loads of testosterone fueled angst. Although pre-internet North Dakota was always a couple of years behind the rest of the world, rap-rock made a fairly timely breakthrough thanks to MTV and massive radio hits by groups like Rage Against the Machine, Linkin Park, Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit, and 311.… Continued →