Category Archives: Rock

The Adarna prepare to release a brand new album

Taking their name from a mythical phoenix-like songbird in Filipino folklore, The Adarna [pronounced uh-darn-uh] are the first band to ever coin their genre as “Jet City Rock,” due to their proximity to Seattle’s Boeing Field.

Five years out of the gate and The Adarna recently completed their 7th national tour titled the Dollars & Dignity Tour, which includes their performance at one of the largest hard rock festival in North America– Rocklahoma. The band has been touring relentlessly in support of their most recent album, How Perceptive. Appearing locally at Boeing’s 100th Anniversary celebration, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Lakefair Festival, Burning Man Events, Rockout ALS Fests, and Wounded Warrior Benefits. This high energy group is not shy to co-align themselves with movements and organizations they believe in.

The Seattle Weekly suggests that The Adarna are “melodic, polished, and destined for rock radio.” The band has been featured on MTV, Myx TV, M&L TV and about 230+ media outlets/radio worldwide including Fox stations, Sirius XM, Armed Forces Radio, and Harley-Davidson retail with music videos aired in 78 countries. Their first single, “Honestly”, aired to an audience of 10 million households on MYX TV, one of the largest Asian-American networks (ABS-CBN). The band earned this opportunity by being voted into the top 6 finalist.

Their single, “Superman,” gained much success in anime and comic fandom. This resulted in the placement of the song in a new superhero video game by Risen Phoenix Studios as well as earning nominations for Best Music Video at the Fanboy Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Tirana International Film Festival, and Los Angeles Philippine Film Festival.

This fiery, dynamic, and high-energy sound comes from a concoction of influences from old school rock-n-roll such as The Cult and Guns N Roses to modern rock such as Foo Fighters, Sick Puppies, Halestorm, Queens of the Stoneage, and Muse. They’ve shared stages with names like Art of Dying, The Guessing Game, Smile Empty Soul, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Windowpane, The Slants, Bobaflex, The Cliks, The Crying Spell and Burning Daylight (Lords of Acid, Powerman 5000, Cage 9 & Ministry).

Tastes Like Rock Magazine states The Adarna are “rising stars of modern rock who will find their way to the top of the heap of bands out there, so make sure you keep an eye out for them. Whether you are hard core rockers or alt or punk or even dance pop, you will love The Adarna.”


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Posted by on March 6, 2018 in Rock


Lionize – Nuclear Soul (The End Records, September 2017)

Lionize is a four piece hard rock band from Maryland that put out their fifth album in September 2017.

Their previous album “Jetpack Soundtrack” was produced by Jean-Paul Gaster, the drummer of Clutch and was released through Weathermaker Music, the record label that Clutch put together.

This is not the only connection to their fellow Maryland natives though.

The album opens with the charging Hammond Organ of Chris Brooks on “Darkest Timeline”, with the instrument adding a strong flavor to the personality of the band in general.

But the band is more than just a hard rock outfit.

They show their groovy side in tracks like “Election Year” and “Power Grid Blues”, they add a reggae comment with the “Mad Scientist of Sunshine”, they have the anthemic “Nuclear Soul” and the two great Blues tracks “Ain’t that a Shame” and “Let You Down”.

In the 11 tracks of “Nuclear Soul” there are lots of music styles, all of them making this album great and giving the listener some good time.


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Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Rock



Alice's Wicked Tea Party II
The date is edging closer and there’s just a few tickets remaining.  It’s almost time to once again fall down the rabbit hole into a mind-altering realm of music, magic, entertainment, and merriment.

Alice’s Wicked Tea Party II, The Alternative Live Music Festival, is brought to you by Wicked Spins Radio and the tireless efforts of Mr. Shaun Histed-Todd (Manager at [WSR Chatroom & ListenWSR @ Facebook], Event Organizer and Promoter at Klub Wicked, and Photographer/Digital Guru and Master at Shaun Histed-Todd -Photographer & Digital Illustrator. [Click HERE for our tribe4mian interview with Shaun, The Thirteen Questions.]

Alice’s Wicked Tea Party, or AWTP for short, is the grassroots independent festival where a weird, wild, and exotic mix of bands come together to create a tribal gathering of alternative genres from Post-Punk to Techno-Punk, Electronica to Industrial (EBM/Rock/Experimental), Edgy Rock N’ Roll to Garage Rock, Goth to Art Rock, Psych to Alt Rock.

This intimate festival is limited to 300-tickets and takes place over a two-day weekend starting on Friday, 3 June and ending on Saturday, 4 June, 2016.  It will be held at the Cross-Keys Inn in Wimborne, Dorset, UK, where you’ll find two main stages and a chill-out bar with food.  Located in the deep dark countryside, there will be lots of activities and stalls with alternative mainstream clothing and accessories to delight your fancy.  Weekend tickets cover both Friday and Saturday with FREE camping (limited live-in vehicle parking).  Day tickets are also available if you can’t make it for the whole weekend.

Video by Andy Russell, Mount Doom Films | Music by SICKNOTE, “We Is Tribe” with Doghouse [Jason Mark Walsh] on Vocals.

The festival offers an intimate experience and the opportunity for friends to gather, to meet new people, and offers the ability to mingle and socialize with the artists themselves.

Held in the grounds of the award-winning pub, The Cross Keys Inn (Holt Heath – Mannington – Wimborne – Dorset), this rural setting is easily accessible, being only 20 minutes from Poole or Bournemouth. The venue boasts two large fields, one for camping and one for the arena. The on-site pub offers great food and drinks, a beer garden, and outside catering… all of which makes this a perfect setting for a great relaxed family festival with a difference.

√   WHEN:  Friday, 3 June & Saturday, 4 June, 2016 – 3 PM till 12 AM UTC+01 

√   WHERE:  Cross Keys Inn BH21 7 Wimborne, Dorset, UK

☆ ☆ ☆ T I C K E T S ☆ ☆ ☆


√   2-Day Weekend Tickets may be purchased HERE through AWTP’s WeGotTickets page.

    £40 2-Day Weekend Ticket + Free Camping
    £20 1-Day Ticket
    £50 2-Day Weekend Ticket + Free Camping
    £25 1-Day Ticket
  • Children under 12 accompanied by an adult – FREE Admittance
  • No Dogs
  • No Campfires

√   1-Day Tickets:  If you are only able to make it for just one of the two days, you can support individual bands by purchasing day tickets from their personal ticket links below.  Just click on the band of your choosing and the link will bring you to their WeGotTickets page.

Friday Lineup & Band Ticket Link:

Department S – (Headline) 11:00 PM to Midnight

Deadcuts – 10:15 PM to 11:00 PM

Deviant UK – 9:30 PM to 10:15 PM

The Vultures – 8:45 PM to 9:30 PM

Doghouse – 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Mr Strange – 7:15 PM to 8:00 PM

Die Kur – 6:30 PM to 7:15  PM

Starsha Lee – 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM

Homes for the Elite – 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Smiling Skull Ring – 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

PXR5 – 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM (*NOTE:  for PXR5 ticket sales, contact Sarge through his shop, Metal Fatigue, at the link provided.)

TBC – 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM

Gates open at 12 Noon with DJs until 2:00 PM

Saturday Lineup & Band Ticket Link:

Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons – (Headline) 11:00 PM to Midnight

Global Citizen – 10:15 PM to 11:00 PM

Ayria – 9:30 PM to 10:15 PM

Inertia – 8:45 PM to 9:30 PM

Be My Enemy – 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Alter Red – 7:15 PM to 8:00 PM

The Underrunners – 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM

Flesh Eating Foundation – 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM

Luxury Stranger – 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

anarchistwood – 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Nine Day Decline– 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Babal – 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM

Unstoppable Achievers – 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

The Go Go Cult – 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM

Vain Galen – 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM

Kill the Colossi – 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM

Gates open at 11:00 AM with DJs to 11:45 AM.


See you all down the Rabbit Hole!

Alice’s Wicked Tea Party is an Independant DIY Festival and appreciates all support – tell your friends, please share the event, and keep the music alive!

More information can be found for up-to-date details and performers at:
AWTP Facebook Group Page
AWTP Facebook Event Page

For alternative lodging, maps, driving directions, and to learn a bit more about Dorset, click:






AMAUTICA, Rectificando el Sueño

Argentinian occult rock band AMAUTICA have announced the release of their new five-track album, “Rectificando el Sueño“.

Amautica - Rectificando el Sueño

You can preview and purchase the album through their official page at Bandcamp.

The album has also been made available worldwide and on the following sites:
Spotify  |  iTunes  |  Google Play  |  Amazon

El Gurú – Guitars and Vocals
Romina Dusk – Drums
Christian Vega – Bass
Special Guest:  Aidan S – Guitar and Keyboards


Recorded by Agustín Isnardi at Estudio Sur, Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
Mixed by Aidan S at Station Two, Birmingham, UK
Mastered by Dark Creation Mastering, UK
Released 22 April 2016

You can follow more on Amautica though the following official sites:


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Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Music, Rock


Υπόγεια Τροχιά (Underground Orbit) – Ο Μάγος (Τhe Magician)

Its been years since we wrote about Greek band Υπόγεια Τροχιά (Underground Orbit) HERE, HERE and HERE.

Now they return with the video Ο Μάγος (Τhe Magician)



Posted by on March 2, 2016 in Alternative, Rock


Hexthrower – Mythos Tragoedia


Mythos Tragoedia, the new album of the Los Angeles-based proto-metal rockers Hexthrower is finally unleashed in 2015.

Mixing the mystical and subversive spirit of ‘60s psychedelia (ala Cream, Iron Butterfly, Canned Heat) with the raw heavy metal and blues rock madness of the early 70s (Mountain, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Black Oak Arkansas, Uriah Heep, Captain Beyond, Hawkwind, Judas Priest) this band has embarked on a zealous mission to baptize the current riff-deprived generation of listeners with a massive dose of the true rock ’n’ roll sacrament.

Hexthrower vocalist/guitarist Rahne Pistor started out in the late ‘90s backing up Misfits guitarist Bobby Steele in his band The Undead gigging at CBGBs and around the NY/NJ area. He then moved to California and founded The Sixth Chamber, a band that regularly haunted Los Angeles venues from 2002-2009 and was mentored and managed by Mountain/Jack Bruce/Megadeth manager Bud Prager (R.I.P.) up until his death. During this time Pistor began to learn a heavily Iommic Black Sabbath and dark blues rock influenced style of guitar playing years before it became a popular thing to do so. The Mythos Tragoedia album introduces some new material as well as recently completed gems that date back to The Sixth Chamber days but were never finished.

Pistor teamed up with drummer Erik Peterson (The Sixth Chamber, Boy Hits Car) and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Bobby Parker to complete the Mythos Tragoedia album. The album also features musical performances by vocalist Sevan Kand, drummer Michael Ferrara, blues harpist Eugene Pereiaslavtsev and others. Multi-platinum producer and underground music legend Geza X (Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, The Germs, Meredith Brooks, Primus) recorded and co-produced the album at the Vortex and Ultrasound Studios in Downtown LA.

A satirical and absurdist music video spoof on Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 cult masterpiece The Holy Mountain, directed by Kevin Schofield and starring Ron Jeremy, was filmed in 2015 to accompany the album.

A staunch defender of the rock faith, Hexthrower is here to proselytize, agitate and advocate for the under-appreciated and endangered species that is rock ’n’ roll. May the gods of the riff accept Mythos Tragoedia, the product of years of perseverance, sweat and toil, offered up as our sacrifice to thee.

Place your orders HERE.

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Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Rock


Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 – Update

Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 – Update

With one day to go before the start of Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2, everyone’s scurrying about to tie up loose ends and finalize the minutest of details.

Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete 2 (Banner)

The lineup and venues have now been posted, and are as follows (Running Order, Subject To Change):


    Dalkeith Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire
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    10 Ebeneezer Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire
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    48 Lower Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire
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    Market Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire
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    • Ross and Matts Jam night with Featured artists
    • Adrenaline
    • Elliot Friskin
    • Ross Alexander II
    • State of Regression


    • Krysthla 23.45 – 00.30
    • From Eden to Exile 23.00 – 23.30
    • Siderian 22.15 – 22.45
    • Divine Solace 21.30 – 22.00
    • The Exit Palace 20.45 – 21.15
    • Switchblade City 20.00 – 20.30
    • Special Guests – Deep Sleep 19.20 – 19.40
    • Abrahams 22.30 – 23.15
    • Kenneth J Nash 21.30 – 22.10
    • Dem Urban Foxes 20.30 – 21.15
    • Aiden Pryor 20.00 – 20.20
    • Mr Hat 23.15 – 00.00
    • Knock Off 22.30 – 2300
    • Steven Cooper 21.45 – 22.15
    • Mispelt 21.00 – 21.30
    • First Wave 20.15 – 20.45


    • Carnival Electronique dj’s 17.00 – 22.00

      • 8.45pm DJ Bubble (UK Hardcore Anthems) 8.45PM
      • 8.00pm DJ Intense (Drum & Bass) 8PM
      • 7.15pm Lusty (Hard House) 7.15PM
      • 6.30pm Stacey James (Tech Trance & Techno) 6.30PM
      • 5.45pm DJ Deadline (Electro) 5.30PM
      • 5.00pm Simon Vegas & The Kat (House)
    • The Replicats 16.00 – 17.00
    • Mustash 15.00 – 15.45
    • Kenneth J Nash 14.20 – 14.50
    • Stevie Jones 13.40 – 14.10
    • Dave Clemo and Friends 13.00 – 13.30
    • hazeyjane 12.00 – 12.45
    • Chris Duckett 11.00 – 11.45
    • Irene Rae 22.35 – 23.15
    • Charlotte Carpenter 21.40 – 22.25
    • Songbirds 21.00 – 21.30
    • Stormbringer Acoustic set 20.20 – 20.50
    • Run Your Tongue acoustic and poetry stage 17.00 – 20.30
      BACK ROOM:
    • Rob Reeves (songs) 5.10pm
    • Frankie O’Dowd (poems) 5.30pm
    • Daniel Wardop (songs) 5.50pm
    • Rob Reeves (poems) 6.15pm
    • Elliot Friskin (songs) 6.30pm
    • Kirsty Berry (poems) 7pm
    • Kate Williams (songs) 7.20pm
    • Chuck the Poet (poems) 7.45pm
    • 12 Story Fall (songs) 8pm
    • Stormbringer 23.45 – 00.30
    • Black Acid Souls 22.40 – 23.25
    • Easy Tiger 21.50 – 22.30
    • Bigfoot 21.05 – 21.35
    • Numb 20.20 – 20.50
    • Def Goldblum 19.35 – 20.05
    • Relics 18.50 – 19.20
    • Unitra 18.05 – 18.35
    • Fueled Hate 17.20 – 17.50
    • Alcoholics 22.45 – 23.30
    • Switchblade 22.00 – 22.30
    • No Honour 21.15 – 21.45
    • This Concept 20.30 – 21.00
    • Farriers 19.45 – 20.15
    • State of Regression 19.00 – 19.30


    • Zeitgeist Zero 22.00 – 22.45
    • Devilish Presley 21.00 – 21.45
    • Thee Telepaths 20.10 – 20.40
    • Family of Noise 19.25 – 19.55
    • Luna Rosa 18.35 – 19.05
    • Redneck Jesus 17.45 – 18.15

00 Johnny's Happy Place EventThere will be FREE admittance to all venues for all four days of the festival and since this is a charity fundraising event, we kindly ask that you drop on over to Johnny’s Happy Place.

There’s still a bit of time left for the Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 Crowdfunder to benefit Johnny’s Happy Place. Click HERE to donate to a most-worthy cause. Pledges will be accepted through November 4, 2015.

More details about JHP can be found HERE.

They are located at Keystone, 97 Rockingham Road, Kettering, and you can also visit them at their Facebook profile, HERE.

A special event will be held by Johnny’s Happy Place on Sunday, 18 October, from 11 AM – 2 PM.  They’ll be serving up bacon sarnies and a cuppa as thanks for taking part on their behalf.

Don’t forget to tune into The Blackout Radio Show with Mike Pougounas on Thursday, 15 October at 7 PM UK time where he’ll be running a special show highlighting some of the performers to the Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2.

00 Blackout Radio with Mike PougounasWICKED SPINS RADIO [UK] – CLICK HERE
Every Thursday at 9 PM GR | 7 PM UK | 2 PM EST/USA
Replayed every Saturday at 8 AM UK GMT and Tuesday at 11 PM UK GMT

KOWS 107.3 FM [California, USA] – CLICK HERE
Every Saturday night at 10 PM Pacific Time

We hope you’ll have an awesome time, whether you attend or tune in.  There’s a whole lot of GREAT talent and plenty to quench your thirst.  We’ll end this post with a little clip to wet your appetite…!

Click HERE for Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 – Original Posting | 12 October 2015
Includes Bands, Bios, Links, Video Clips