If this is the first time you’re hearing of Clio Cadence, it certainly won’t be the last. The Texas rock newcomer, who made her solo debut earlier this year with a striking post-hardcore cover of Billie Eilish’s “You Should See Me In A Crown”, is no stranger to the stage. The former frontwoman of pop-rock band Love Past Blue, she’s toured all over – and all before turning 18 earlier this year. She’s also currently opening for Dead Girls Academy and Alive In Barcelona on a major national tour that no doubt has opened more than a few eyes. In short, Cadence’s obvious singing talent and electric, upbeat personality work well in her favor.
Currently working on her upcoming debut solo album with Michael Orlando (Dead Girls Academy), Alex Asche (Dangerkids), and Cameron Webb (Megadeth, Kelly Clarkson), Cadence stopped by the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida to chat with us about her upcoming solo debut, working with Michael Orlando, the new Tool album that drops later this month, and much, much more. Give it a listen below, and special thanks goes out to Cameron Oliver, who made a special guest appearance too.
Though only having formed 2 short years ago, New England’s high-octane metalcore band Saving Vice have already racked up quite a few accolades. The band is set to play iMatter Festival (for the 2nd time!) with the likes of Beartooth and Wage War, their 2018 debut EP Colder Than Dark managed to hit #6 on the iTunes metal chart, and the band is generally considered to be on the rise much faster than many of their peers.
The band’s new single, “Endgame”, is a solid start to the band’s new era, with more music and touring on the horizon. Inspired by Marvel’s Infinity War and Endgame movies, the band continues to deliver an explosive and catchy brand of metalcore that will surely see them go far. We also have a brief Q&A session with vocalist Tyler Small, which you can check out below. The sky, as they say, is the limit for Saving Vice.
“Millions of years ago, the first elemental bricks of life on a planet in the solar system began a process that led to an evolved life form, the only survivor of the place where it was born… An enigmatic side effect, came from nowhere, changed the game. The divine time was invited, the skull and bones as old chaplets.
Since this meeting in the depths of the ages we have taken a celestial place, we saw the height in our mindedness, and we prevailed on the animal reign. Our destiny written in our genes, nothing could stop this perpetual change. Until the death of the last renegade, reality will still belong to men.
One day we’ll find the finest way to reconnect with the outer space…”
– Taken from the band’s Facebook
Hailing from France, Lone Survivors is a progressive metalcore/djent/progressive band that is sure to be brought to everyone’s attention when they release their debut album Ground Zero later this year. Featuring exceptionally talented musicians from a plethora of different musical backgrounds, the group was solidified by the addition of Matthieu Romarin (of Uneven Structure) on vocals. Mixing technicality with melody and progression, Ground Zero is an absolute thrill to listen to and is bound to make some year end lists when the guys decide to unleash this beast of an album upon the world. Be sure to support these guys by giving them a like on Facebook and be sure to keep an eye on their official site here to get the chance to order some merch or the album itself! I had the chance to chat with Olivier and Francois about a multitude of topics including the overall theme of the album, what it was like trying to recruit a vocalist, how their first ever show went, among many other topics. Be sure to read about it below!
Lone Survivors is:
Olivier Crescence : Bass – Compositor /Author
Samuel Smith : Guitar – Compositor
Francois Lescuyer : Guitar (producer)
Jeremy Piau : Drums
Matthieu Romarin : Vocals
Scarlet Dress is a progressive metalcore outfit with its members hailing from Mumbai, India and Albuquerque, United States. In its true sense, Scarlet Dress really is a form of expression through heavy music in the new age of internet collaboration. With music that is fueled by ambient melodies, heavy breakdowns and intricate guitar riffage, Scarlet Dress’ emotional hooks and hard hitting breakdowns appeal to an audience sitting at the borderline of Prog and metalcore. Scarlet Dress is for listeners who appreciate layered atmospheres but at the same time desire catchy melodies. Set to unleash their debut album “Endless“ upon the world February 28th, Scarlet Dress is ready to come out swinging in the scene. Packed with 9 tracks of extremely solid metalcore, the album also features guest vocals by Jordan Chase (Shreddy Krueger) on “Withdrawn” and Josh Ford (The Luminary) on “Empty Breathing”, and Alan Rigdon (Ex ERRA) performs a guest solo section on instrumental “Evade”. Recently, I had the chance to talk with Sushant Vohra, who currently happens to write and compose all the instrumentals for the band. The interview, which you can read below, covers multiple topics including how difficult it has been being in different countries, where the band name originated, albums Sushant is looking forward to, and so much more.
Do yourself a favor and follow the band on Facebook, check out a little more of their backstory on their official website, and pre-order/pre-save on Bandcamp, iTunes, or Spotify!