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.
It’s been nearly a decade since Canadian post-hardcore icons Alexisonfire last released new music. In that time, the band has broken up in 2011, played a farewell tour the following year, and then reunited in 2015, continuing to play festival dates while repeatedly emphasizing that they were taking things slowly, with no immediate plans for new music. And with Dallas Green’s City and Colour project finding more success than ever, many fans have had little hope that new music would ever arrive.
Los Angeles Hard Rock Band VARNA has released the lyric video for their single, “The Craving.”
“We are extremely proud to release such high driven female powered beast as ‘The Craving’ for 2019. This song about the push and pull of primal emotions you have instantly with someone–that carnal desire–but it never transforms into what you would like. You are stuck with the craving. Sometimes we just want what we aren’t meant to have.” – VARNA
Led by vocalist and lead songwriter Tiana Woods, the daughter of legendary 80’s pop and soul singer Stevie Woods, VARNA is the only unsigned female fronted rock band with not one but TWO consecutively charting singles, “Living A Lie” and “Survival of the Fittest” to hit TOP 40 on Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts.
They have opened tours for major rocks acts such as Drowning Pool, Adelita’s Way, and Stitched Up Heart.
They won ‘People’s Choice’ at the North American Rock Independent Music Awards and are in the running for “The Craving” as ‘Best Hard Rock Song’ at the 19th Annual Independent Music Awards.
Pittsburg, KS Heavy Rock / Metal Band TAKE THE DAY has released the official music video for their single, “Song For The Broken.” Originally premiered on Loud-Stuff, “Song For The Broken” was directed by Chris Dawson. The single was also co-written, produced, and engineered by Chris Dawson and Jimmy Beattie of Seasons After.
“At some point in our lives we all feel hurt, abandoned, alone, and broken. We can’t let that define who we are. This one’s for us.” – Take The Day
Hailing from Pittsburg, Kansas Take The Day is a hard-hitting rock band that has quickly become a major contender in the Midwest music scene. They believe in what they do and continue to push forward bringing their current fresh sound to listening ears.
For the past 7 years, Take The Day has toured the region and supported many national acts including Pop Evil, Gemini Syndrome, Saving Abel, Otherwise, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf), Tantric, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Seasons After, Another Lost Year, No Resolve, Blameshift, and many others gaining them the reputation as a must see live act!
Take The Day is celebrating their recently released and warmly received single “Matches and Knives” which dropped on 4/20/18 and was co-written, produced, and engineered by Chris Dawson and Jimmy Beattie of Seasons After. It’s been said that it’s “a serious follow up” to their previous release “Take Everything” which broke the top 100 of the Nielsen Active Rock Charts just months prior.
Take The Day continues to write, record, and play select regional dates as they prepare for the premiere of their next single “Song For The Broken” on 1/11/19.
“These guys clearly display the chops to cut through.”
– EarArt London
“Seriously, one of the best unsigned bands I’ve ever heard.”
– Bailey, Q102.1 FM
“Smoothly executed. Great energy.”
– Zak G. / Senseless Underground
“No band I’ve ever worked with has as much passion and integrity as Take The Day. They are truly a band to keep on the radar in the world of rock.”
– Muttley, ROCK 107.1 FM