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Raising Hope and Celebrating Life with Sluka on Majestic Rock Single “Hey Oh”

The latest release from Progressive Alternative Rock group Sluka entitled “Hey Oh” is the 2nd single to be released from upcoming full-length album “Ready to Connect” (due Oct 31 on all platforms), and it’s without a doubt a force majeure. Grammy Award Winner Alan Sanderson produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered the entire album. Sluka brings a positive...

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Paul Maged Releases New Politically Fiery Alternative Rock EP “Fight To The Death”

“The ultimate win is still the war within that goes on and on and on…” Paul Maged is back and ready for a fight as he releases his long awaited EP “Fight To The Death” (FTTD). FTTD is the third and final album in Maged’s EP trilogy, following “Light Years Away” and “The Glass River”....

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Is Pop Punk The New Rock and Roll?

This week I was lucky enough to see the State Champs and Neck Deep co-headlining world tour twice. It was a very interesting experience and not just because the musicians were great and a lot of fun to watch. These shows showed me a world I never really got to partake in. It reminded me...

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Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Conan – now there’s a band name that inspires a a wealth of emotion in fans across the world. Having only just completed their first US trek (On which I saw them twice) I still haven’t entirely recovered from the experience the band provides. Given that I also them twice when I was living in...

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Journeys In Hellfest 2015 – Day 1: The Nightmare Begins

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of fans at the festival journeying to the small French village of Clisson and uncovering the strangely sublime hellscape that the festival...

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Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

This article functions as the culmination of a couple of other pieces I’ve written on how to make it in the music industry and get some degree of success (And maybe even money) It also stems from a recent conversation I had with my old friend Scooby, who, I will admit is partially my friend...

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Albini Was Right About The Music Industry – We’re Not Screwed After All

The music industry – We’re not really that screwed. Sure thing seem bleak, and yes, nobody actually buys music anymore, but 15 years or so into the age of piracy, I don’t really get the impression that the industry is going to collapse on itself more than it already has or that we should all...

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Noisem on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

Noisem: Living the American Dream

Noisem, now there is a band to be reckoned with, a veritable rock and roll force, a group who break all the rules and yet seem somehow to fit perfectly into the distinct American Dream that we have carved out for this nations musicians. Sure these dudes party harder than a lot of the other...

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5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With Touring Bands

I’ve been writing about metal for four years now, and I’ve started to get chances to hang out with some legit ‘rock stars’ or at least big names. Asides from being at the same party as Steven Tyler (Although he was in a higher security area then I was permitted access too) I’ve gotten to...

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Interview with Piqued Jacks

I recently had the chance to sit down with pop-rock luminaries Piqued Jacks. In our twenty minute interview I found these young Italians to be fun rock and rollers who really know what they’re on about. In the interview we discuss their lives and music in depth, getting a better grasp at what defines the...

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