The last couple years have seen a lot of change for Las Vegas’ sonically eclectic Amarionette. After undergoing a significant sound change, parting ways with their original vocalist, and recently seeing the departure of their longtime drummer, the band has continued to persevere with the release of their new “Evolution” EP, out on Friday, August 23. I spoke in-depth with guitarist Nick Raya about the band’s creative process, some of the new songs, and where they hope to go next.
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.