Static-X have pulled together their resources to bring Wayne Static back to life, through the art of music. After 11 years since their last album, and the tragic death of Wayne Static in 2014 – Static-X has managed to pull off a very unique way to honor Wayne with their new album, “Project Regeneration, Vol. 1”. The band found old files of unused vocal recordings and musical compositions of Wayne Static, thus bringing the idea of their new album Project Regeneration to life. Project Regeneration, Vol. 1 features some of Wayne’s final musical recordings and vocals throughout the album. The lineup for this album features the original lineup from the band’s platinum debut Wisconsin Death Trip.
Let’s be honest here: it’s hard to stand out in the metalcore and post-hardcore genres. It often feels like every good idea has been done already and that the genre has reached its logical end. Canadian post-hardcore / metalcore / everything-in-between rockers Honour Bound are a reminder that fresh new voices DO exist…they just might be hiding in the woods up north somewhere.
They just dropped new single “Brittle Bones” and it’s a clear indicator that Honour Bound bring a welcome and refreshing energy to their genre. Leading with melodic, flowing chords and sung vocals, Honour Bound recall something like mid-period Bring Me the Horizon (think the more mellow parts of Suicide Season or There is a Hell) crossed with Haste the Day. The track—the opening salvo to a six-song, self-titled EP due out July 27th—quickly gets down to business and takes a turn for the heavy, shifting to growled vocals and chugging breakdowns.
“The lyrical themes of this song can talk about how a band can get you off of your bullshit, and how it pushes us further to be better musicians and bandmates. It’s largely about coming out of yourself from depression or inaction. Musically, we just wanted to do our part to compliment that theme; and try to emulate Lee’s (singer) emotional vocals with the music. We wanted to explore the melancholic- yet- hopeful vibe of the message.” – Nick Carrier (guitar)
Perhaps the most impressive thing about “Brittle Bones” is that it is the first song the world has ever heard from the fledgling band. The way they combine the shimmering, melodic textures of Emarosa, Haste the Day and Crown the Empire with djent-influenced low end is indicative of a bright future—unlike the forefathers of the sound, Honour Bound may not have an awkward phase to grow out of, or a scene phase to grow into.
Texan deathcore band Crafting The Conspiracy made their way into the scene in the middle of 2015 with their debut EP Human Error. Four years following the release of their debut EP the band released The Cosmic Key Part I, and now the band has returned with one nuclear explosion of a track. Crafting The Conspiracy has debuted their new song Cosmic Key Part III Dream Sequence taken from their upcoming EP “The Cosmic Key Part II” which is due out August 28th, 2020 via Innerstrength Records. Dream Sequence builds around a darker atmosphere than we’ve previously heard in their material. The new track keeps Crafting The Conspiracy’s signature melodic riffs intact. You can expect to hear about the new record from us as well. Crafting The Conspiracy has paved their path with high energy live performances, high quality tracks with meaningful song writing, and a ever growing passion for the craft.
Captain Graveyard is a fresh slice of talent that strikes to the previous era of electronic infused metalcore. Captain Graveyard knows their demographic with their music and embrace it full force. The trio mixes the old electronic style that once ran rampant throughout the music scene in the mid 2000s and fuses it with today’s modern element. The band started with a “Don’t Trust Me” cover originally done by 3OH!3, which gained fair attention throughout its release. Captain Graveyard have now released their new cover of “Fer Sure” by The Medic Droid, an act from the Myspace era that further takes us back to that glorious period of music. The new take on “Fer Sure” is a pretty catchy one that is accompanied by a nicely done lyric video that blends with the aesthetic like cold water on a hot summer day. Captain Graveyard is currently working on their debut album, too!