Betraying The Martyrs, the French metalcore band who are set to release their 4th album later this year, have been forced to cancel the rest of their North American summer tour after a serious trailer fire in which all of their belongings were destroyed. However, all bands and crew are safely accounted for.
The year 2000 was, simply put, one of the most pivotally important ones in modern music history. Several albums released that year are rightfully considered among the most important in the last 20 years of music – Hybrid Theory, Kid A, Relationship Of Command, and Deftones’ White Pony were just a few of the year’s best. White Pony, in particular, is bestowed a certain unquestionable presence in the pantheon of alternative metal, transcending nu-metal completely.
Why is the album so celebrated, though? A multitude of factors come into play here, but White Pony is an important album because of the scene it transcended – it’s a bold departure from their previous work that could have easily flopped.
While Underoath released their comeback album Erase Me just last year, Underoath certainly have been busy- playing alongside the likes of Breaking Benjamin and Skillet, alongside headlining their own sizable shows across the world. The metalcore veterans may have dialed things back a bit on Erase Me, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less relevant.
For fans who may have been let down by the record, the band’s “new” song, “Loneliness” (which is actually a Target bonus track from the album), is awfully impressive. The drums are reminscent of the music and production found on 2006’s Define The Great Line, while the music is a bit more familiar to newer fans of the band. It’s an interesting blend of old and new, to be sure.
Having released their debut full-length via Manic Kat Records earlier this year, hard rock band NoraStone are having a big 2019. The New York act have already supported the likes of Rob Zombie and Buckcherry, just to name a few, and are certainly moving on to even bigger goals ahead as the year winds down.
We’re excited to be teaming up with the band today to premiere their new music video for “Damn Millennials”, the final track from their new album. Give it a spin below – it’s certainly one of the album’s highlights. Fans of modern rock or maybe modern post-hardcore might dig this. It’s just a solid song overall.