We recently had the opportunity to review Slaves newest album Beautiful Death, officially being released tomorrow, February 16th via SBG Records. Beautiful Death, produced by Erik Ron (Panic! At the Disco, Set it Off, Hands Like Houses), is set to be the band’s most powerful release to date. Vocalist Jonny Craig comments, “With this album, I feel like I have the chance to be the person I was supposed to be the entire time.” Wow is he right, every song on this album is unique sounding instrumentally with the common themes of persistence (seen in songs such as “Patience is the Virtue” and “The Pact”) and heart-break (seen in songs such as “True Colors” and “Deadly Conversations”) reappearing throughout.
Recently our photojournalist Savannah Rowley attended The Get Free Tour in Orlando, FL featuring bands Silverstein, Tonight Alive, Broadside and Picturesque. Each band brought amazing energy to the stage that kept the crowd rowdy and full of energy.
First up was the band Picturesque originating from Lexington, KY. Led by vocalist Kyle Hollis, the band started off the night with some post-hardcore jams such as “Waiting” and “Speak Softly.” Their most recent record, Back To Beautiful, was released on Equal Vision Records in 2017.
Tampa, Florida-based metal-core band Forthteller just recently released a new music video for their song “Of Nothing.” Signed to Imminence Records, the song is off the band’s most recently released EP Nihilist which was released last year.
We spoke to drummer Thom Schultz about the meaning behind the song:
‘Of Nothing’ represents the struggle to find meaning. In an exceedingly nihilistic society, the search for meaning and purpose has created, for many, an existential crisis that can often drive us to madness. The main character in this video represents the internal struggle of a person trying to find meaning, while the cloaked figure represents an enlightened being attempting to guide a lost individual through the void. On the whole, this song fits with the rest of our Nihilist EP, which is our attempt to create a dialogue about the topic of human existence. Why do we exist? We do we persist?
What an amazing track, we cannot wait to hear what’s next from this band!
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Our photojournalist Savannah Rowley recently attended SeaWorld Orlando’s “Praise Wave” Christian seasonal concert series featuring the band Switchfoot. With two separate performances and set-lists, both crowds loved the energy the band brought to the stage and the band reciprocated the … Continue reading