Posts Tagged ‘Local Music’

a4202439289_10It’s been a few since the last Unsigned Band Of The Week post here on the blog so for this week I wanted to return with a bang. Sometimes when I am searching for music, I am always looking for something new to me, something that is going to grab my attention and draw me to it. I honestly believe that I may have found that with this week’s featured Unsigned band in Charleston, South Carolina’s own darkened hardcore/noise band Plagues. I literally discovered the band with a search of all the metal/hardcore scenes all across the country. I am trying to cover a different band from a different state every week and I am going to be honest their name and the description/label of their music is what caught my attention. Then you listen to the band’s music and it’s pure unadulterated mayhem from beginning to end and it sounds fresh and new for me. If I was in South Carolina right now, I would be checking these guys out in a New York minute. The band just released a new EP last week called Far From The Tree and I have it for you to check out down below. Check it out and download it. If you want to know more about the band like when they are playing, etc then click here for their Facebook profile.

gQ_phVKiIt has been quite some time since we last did an Unsigned Band Of The Week and we are trying to get back into our groove here with a new band every week. Every once in a while when you are searching for a band to cover for the Unsigned Band Of The Week, one will either stumble right in front of you or somehow they find you. That is definitely the case with this week’s band that found me on my Twitter page (@ERaticWanderer) which is why I chose them. The band I am talking about of course is Phoenix, Arizona’s own The Jasons. The band can be best described (according to them) as music for the zombie apocalypse because let’s face it if you’re still alive and the proverbial sh** has hit the fan in the world then what better music than this while you’re slaying zombies. The thing that attracted me the most besides their cool description for the band is the influences that they listed ranging from Black Label Society to High On Fire, Mastodon, and even The Sword. These are all bad ass bands that started somewhere just like The Jasons. Check the band’s track Seeker below, but if you want more information then be sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

a3459752772_16Every once in a while when you are searching for a band to cover for the Unsigned Band Of The Week, one will either stumble right in front of you or somehow they find you. That is definitely the case with this week’s band that found me on my Twitter page (@ERaticWanderer) which is why I chose them. Last week we were in Kentucky checking out a band and this week we are heading west to Little Rock, Arkansas to check out a very cool and bad ass Progressive Deathcore trio in The Lucid Archetype. The band has a new EP out called 2.0 which you can check out on Spotify which is first for me and any of the artists that I have covered for this particular piece. The track we are checking out from the EP is the song Causality which showcases exactly what the band is about. The band has all of the elements that make up a Deathcore band with the guttural screams, but the music is absolutely amazing. The track starts off like a bomb as the music just explodes into your speakers with the hammering riffs before it all of sudden changes in tempo with the clean guitars and vocals showing the band has layers to it, but never fear cause things get heavy once again. The band is super talented and one of those bands to definitely look out for because they may not be signed right now, but they definitely deserve to be. Check them out on Spotify, bandcamp, Facebook, and Twitter to stay up to date with everything they do.

It has been quite some time since the last Unsigned Band Of The Week post and things have been crazy which is the reason why. We are going to try and pick up where we last left off with this blog and we are leaving the headquarters and we are going to Des Moines, Iowa which is the home of Slipknot and Seth Rollins. Although, we are not there for them because we are checking out local metal band Dead Horse Trauma which the band describes themselves as, “a 5-headed war machine dedicated to infecting the masses with procedures and tactics used by our world to feed us the lies we are spoon-fed since before we can crawl. It’s the exposure of the perversity and falsities we are subliminally directed by. It’s your wake-up call, or the means to your end.” The track I chose for you guys to check out from them is the song Left Unsaid which is melodic, but it’s got some serious balls to it at the same time. I love how vocalist Eric Davidson is able to be melodic with his vocals as well as having the intense screaming vocals. It adds to the dimensions of the band for sure. Check out the band’s track below and if you want more info about them be sure to check them out on Twitter, Facebook, and their own site

For this week’s Unsigned Band Of The Week, we are leaving Europe and we are coming back to the states for our next band. In fact, we are heading over to Pennsylvania for this week’s Unsigned Band Of The Week in Embrace The Hostility. The band describes themselves something different, nasty, and bleak as far as their description, but when I hear their song that I provided for you guys Change, I hear chaos, intensity, and a pure vulgar display of power that is unlike any other. The track combines elements of metal and hardcore to make the most perfect concoction of mayhem in this compact 1:45 second track that leaves no room for filler. One of my favorite things that I noticed in their bio is that the band likes Def Leppard along with bands like Terror, Desolated, and so many more. I definitely suggest that you check these guys out and you can do so by liking their Facebook page and checking out their bandcamp page. Otherwise check out the track Change below:

We are doing something a little different this week as we are taking the Unsigned Band Of The Week post overseas to Europe. We decided to hope on a plane from Manchester, New Hampshire and we traveled all the way to Norway to check out Wasteland Rocks, a female fronted metal band out of Ålesund, Norway. You are probably asking how did I hear about Wasteland Rocks and it’s quite simple. I posted one of my articles about Deep Purple on Twitter and the band reached out to me with their cover version of the track Perfect Strangers which is also the track I chose to share with all of you. The band recorded the track back in 2004, but it’s pretty bad ass and heavy. Lead singer Linda Eidset has some incredible pipes as she shows it off making Ian Gillan proud I’m sure. The band does an incredible job with the track as well considering they are doing it without the organs and credit goes to the guitarists on the track.This is definitely a band to pay attention to and you can do so by giving them a like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter. Otherwise check out the track below:

pmeFor this week’s Unsigned Band of the Week, we are leaving Maine and we are heading south to Concord, New Hampshire for our very next band. The name of the band is Promise Me Empires and they are a melodic Metalcore band from Concord. The band has been working their proverbial butts off since 2010 opening up and being in direct support for the likes of bands such as Like Moths To Flames, Spies Like Us, I See Stars, and so many more. The song I provided all of you with to check out from the band is the track Like Sheep which I believe is off their Hierarchy EP. The thing I love about the track is how the band can be a sledgehammer during the track and then like a light switch they can be very melodic with that cool guitar riff. When they want to get furious though, the track gets heavy at the end with the massive metal breakdown. I don’t know why these guys haven’t been picked up yet because they should. Check them out on Facebook, give them a like, and follow them on Twitter as well. Check out the track below: