It’s been awhile – 9 years, to be exact – but Staind are apparently working on a new record. At least according to vocalist/guitarist Aaron Lewis, who recently guested on Godsmack vocalist Sully Erna’s podcast. The band have toured and played shows sporadically since that album release, with a run on Uproar Festival happening soon after the self-titled album, but have been mostly inactive due to other projects.
Roman Pilot, 2019
Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with a band on the rise: Roman Pilot. Upon browsing my feed two weeks ago, I saw a fifteen-second preview of the “Space Debris” intro, and I was absolutely obsessed from first listen. Luckily enough, I got reached out to with the opportunity to ask some questions about a track I’m head-over-heels for.
“Space Debris” features Isaac Wilson of Dwellings, who also just featured on another song we covered, Properties of Nature’s “L.S.F.H.Q.P.” With a truly memorable vocal delivery, he shines in “Space Debris” layered over one of the catchiest guitar hooks to ever grace my ears. When this line gets a harmony in later verses, I get goosebumps. But enough gushing, let’s hear what Roman Pilot had to say about “Space Debris”!
Nostalgia is a powerful thing. While there’s plenty to be said for modern bands that draw influence from the music of the past, there are also unfortunately quite a few bands that fail to become more than a half-rate clone of the scene they’re trying to emulate.
Thankfully, Delaney is not that band. The 4-piece alt-rock band from New Hampshire might be a newer band on the scene, but their music – which draws from the likes of The Dangerous Summer and Jack’s Mannequin – is on par with the bands that influence them. We’re stoked to be teaming up with the band for the premiere of their new song, “Do You Want To Be Afraid?”. Fans of pop-punk and Jimmy Eat World will want to pay close attention to what this promising band is doing, and fast.
The Acacia Strain have certainly undergone an interesting evolution in sound. While the long-running metal band have never released an outright bad album, it had been a while since The Acacia Strain reinvented their formula – at least until 2019’s It Comes In Waves dropped. One of the best albums in the band’s catalogue to date, the band explored sludgy, almost post-metal and Neurosis influences to very good results. It seems this album was only a prelude, though, especially considering the band has steadily released new songs throughout the first half of 2020. Now, it appears it’ll be culminating in a new album for the band, as they’re starting to hit another creative peak. The band’s new 2-song EP Y, out today, also features Spiritbox vocalist Courtney LaPlante on “One Thousand Painful Stings”.