Senses Fail Announce New Album and Spring Tour

While gearing up for their next album release on February 16, 2018, Sense Fail have also announced a full tour. Hitting the road with support from Have Mercy and Household, the tour will kick off March 3, 2018 and span various cities until coming to a close in Las Vegas at the end of March.

The new album, If There Is A Light, It Will Find You, is the first solo production from Beau Burchell who has worked with industry professionals such as Moose Blood, Saosin and Hands Like Houses. Taking inspiration from life changes and the ups and downs that come, If There Is A Light, It Will Find You is inpired by singer Buddy Nielsens personal life.

Preorder If There Is A Light, It Will Find You online | Here | before the release this week.

Full tour dates and available tickets for the upcoming tour are available online |Here|.

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SPOTLIGHT – Epos Nemo Latrocinium

Music is one of the most universal experiences in the world, as it’s ability to connect people and cultures is uncanny to many other methods. Bringing together three unique musicians, Tatsuya Nakatani, Casey Chittenden Jones and Joy Van Spain, the collaboration effort of Epos Nemo Latrocinium is something altogether unique and exciting.

The group highlights each member’s unique style and talent in their particular niche of music.

Nakatani is known for his percussion performances and has released over eighty recordings and national tours. While touring various areas with his percussion group Nakatani Gong Orchestra, Nakatani has developed his own unique instrumentalization and extended his technique extensively.

Jones is an avid electronic artist, who often dabbles in creating synthesizers and modified instruments to bring the creative and unique sounds to life. While expanding his craft in the experimental genre, Jones has performed in various festivals such as NorCal Noise Fest and Olympia Experimental Music Festival.

Van Spain is a well-known Seattle based vocalist and instrumentalist, who brings her knowledge of composition and orchestration to the table and uses her experimental talent to fuel her musical ability. From learning early on, Van Spain now focuses her talents towards industrial composition and work with Butoh performers over the last decade aside from the collaboration work with Epos Nemo Lacrocinium.

By all three musicians together, the projects behind the group are always unique and entertaining.

Announcing their third collaboration entitled Iter Itineris III, the experimental ensemble hopes to bring another unique experience to their audiences. Due out on April 1,  2018, through Scry Recordings the album is currently available for pre-order online through the groups |webpage|.

Follow Epos Nemo Latrocinium and their projects via social media on |Facebook|.

STREAM : Romance & Rebellion – “Boys Don’t Cry”

Finding a name for themselves in the social media digital age, Los Angeles musicians Romance and Rebellion (David LaViola (Guitar, Lead Vocals), Aaron Medina (Guitar, Harmony Vocals), Aleksander James (Guitar, Harmony Vocals), Brandon Davis (Bass, Vocals), Kyle Jordan Mueller (Drums) broke into the music scene in 2015. After the release of their debut EP in June 2016, they had to opportunity to take the stage at influential festivals such as Warped Tour and SXSW, and even headlined Emo Nite LA.  With a few years now under their belt, Romance and Rebellion are currently promoting their sophomore EP release, Amps & Anthems.

The lead single from the record is titled “Boys Don’t Cry” and is dedicated to breaking down the traditional gender stereotypes associated with daily interactions between men and women. Highlighting this factor, LaViola shares the deeper message behind the track stating, Boys don’t have to be ‘boys’…girls don’t have to be ‘girls’…and everyone should be able to rock a little pink.  ‘BOYS DON’T CRY’ is an anthem for anyone who is anything but normal.”

Amps & Anthems is detailed as having the right mixture of ” emo-studded angst, dripping with candy-coated heartache, wrapped in youthfully rebellious pop rock” says LaViola, as the album signifies a huge stepping stone in the band’s overall career and the path to success.

Amps & Anthems is available for purchase through the bands |Webpage|.

Stream the single “Boys Don’t Cry” online through |Youtube| or below the jump.

Keep updated on Romance & Rebellion via social media through |Website| |Twitter|Instagram| and |Facebook| .

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SPOTLIGHT : SCIENTIST

Diving deep into the metalcore scene of Chicago, I recently discovered SCIENTIST. SCIENTIST include guitarist/vocalist Eric Plonka, guitarist/vocalist Patrick Auclair, drummer Justin Cape, vocalist Barry Kotarba, and bassist Mathew Milligan and are currently gearing up for their third album release this spring and hails influence from the diverse comic book worlds of Grant Morrisson’s series, The Invisibles. The upcoming record titled Barbelith, details the ever-mystifying search for one’s self and the meaning of life, as the name hails from what is known as a “placenta” of human knowledge and connection in the comic book lore.

SCIENTIST spoke on the effort put forward for Barbelith, as it pushed the band musically to a new level and new experiences with production, “Barbelith will be our first record featuring a single, full-time vocalist, having historically opted for a mix of instrumental tracks and a revolving cast of guest vocalists. Barry Kotarba  was brought on board just a couple months before we began recording, and a series of synchronicities were gradually made evident to him the themes and ideas that would become Barbelith, one story of a single soul’s perspective within humanity’s search for truth and self.”

Barbelith is set to release on April 13, 2018 and is currently available for preorder online |Here|.

Stream the lead single from Barbelith now through the band’s Bandcamp webpage |Here| and keep updated through social media on |Facebook|.

STREAM – Household “Dark Matter”

Natives of Minneapolis, Household ( vocalist and bassist Joshua Gilbert, drummer Matthew Anthony, and guitarist Nathanael Olsen) are eagerly awaiting the release of their upcoming record, Everything A River Should Be, due out later this month on February 23rd through Equal Vision Records. Showcasing their newest single “Dark Matter”, the single serves as an excellent preview of what is yet to come with the full release.

Household’s vocalists and bassist Joshua Gilbert speaks highly about the track, stating, “I feel like this song portrays the worst side of relationships gone bad. The idea of dark matter and black holes is that there’s a lot of mystery behind them, but we do know that they are distractive and pull things into themselves.”

Household will be touring in support of the new record this winter with Senses Fail, Reggie & The Full Effect, and Have Mercy. The run kicks off in Santa Ana on February 27th and concludes in Las Vegas on March 31st. For more tour dates check out Equal Visions webpage or the full list of dates below. Tickets are currently available for purchase online |Here|.

Preorder the new album Everything A River Should Be online before the official release online through |Webstore| and |Itunes|.

Check out the new single “Dark Matter” available for streaming online via |Spotify| and below the jump.  Continue reading “STREAM – Household “Dark Matter””

Album Review : Capital North – “Sea to Sky”

Capital North’s EP Sea to Sky is a record that has something for every kind of listener.  Musicians Jonathan Farrar (Guitar/Vocals) and Anthony Zichella (Vocals), Capital North hail from Pasadena, CA and was formed after Farrar traveled the world for a year on a mission of soul searching while Zichella went on to graduate culinary school and pursue his passion as a chef, but both found their way back to music. Together, the duo have created a 6-track EP that discusses relatable topics from personal struggles like health, love, and loss to the human condition.

Kicking off the record comes “Sea”, an easy instrumental track that seamlessly flows into the high tempo and energetic “Broken Vessel”. Highlight tracks include the mesmerizing and haunting “For A Living”, which includes a heavy dose of guitars, some hardcore themes in breakdowns and a lot in energy on the first half of the record. Next up comes “Glass Houses”, which gives me a lot of good vibes, as I am a HUGE fan of melodic and absolutely powerful vocals. The chorus brings out a perfect blend of the heavy guitars and the vocals, which just makes for a really amazing track to listen to and jam out.

Closing out the record comes “Household Wards”, which slows things down from the previous fast tempo of the EP. The meaningful lyrics melded with the softer guitars really highlights “Household Wars”, allowing the track to stand out on the record, and I believe this will become a fan favorite. The closer, “Sky” blends a lot of the same post-hardcore melodies, and adds that final punch to create a lasting impact.

Overall, Sea To Sky is a really cool record for those who enjoy the post-hardcore/alternative scene. For the fans of bands such as Hands Like Houses, Palisades and even Silverstein… check out what Capital North has to offer.

You won’t be disappointed.

Preorder Sea To Sky before the release on March 2, 2018 online: |Itunes| |Web|

Follow Capital North on social media to follow their music: |Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |