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For decades, US and British artists dominated the rock scene with just a few exceptions, until globalization, the internet, and social media overturned the entire music industry on the brink of the millennia.
For heavy music styles in particular, the artists’ origin is no longer a factor for popularity and acceptance in the United States. It opened an incredible opportunity for Oceans on Orion, a modern metal powerhouse from the vibrant cultural landscape of Israel that has already made its mark on the rock scene in the UK and Israel since 2019, and they are regulars at Israel’s major metal show PsychoWard Fest.
Seattle nineties grunge and metal scene is not complete without multi-platinum rock power house Candlebox that marks the 30th Anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a release of a new, live, acoustic album, entitled Live at the Neptune on June 23 via Pavement Entertainment, and a “The Long Goodbye Tour 2023”, which kicks off June 10th thru September 23 to celebrate band’s three decade career, eight studio and three live album discography, and extensive live performing and touring.
An all-female rock band PLUSH is continuing their mission to bring rock back to the forefront of the music industry with a release of a brand new single, entitled “Left Behind.”
This new fire charged hit can be reckoned as a rock anthem. “Left Behind” demonstrates the band’s heavier side led by Moriah Formica’s fierce and powerful belting with aggressive range of vocal lines such as “We’re the cast-outs of society, one big, twisted family,” fueled with ferocious riffs, down tuned guitars, over the top vocals, and blasting beats and fills of impeccable metal drumming.
Interview by Yuliya Suleymanova. Seattle, WA – Sun Valley ID.
I have been planning an interview with Carole McClellan, an American designer noted for using leather and repurposed fur for quite a while. I was trying to remember how long we’ve known each other. I believe it has been 15 years. Time flies! I have experienced the luxury of having Carole design several unique pieces.
Carole has been an incredible mentor for me. I would always seek advice from Carole on either producing a fashion show, consulting on the teaching material for my fashion marketing and branding courses, working with local fashion designers, or asking her to share fashion industry knowledge and expertise on the fashion discussion panel at the Fashion Group International, Seattle Chapter.
Rock band PLUSH premieres its brand new single and video for “Better Off Alone,” a track from their self-titled debut album. This song follows the previous single “Hate,” which hit number 24 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and camped out there for a total of 17 weeks straight. “Better Off Alone” is charged with energy and is a song of empowerment. It’s the kind of rock that resonates with listeners of all ages and has an unforgettable chorus.
Interview by Vsevolod Baronin
Taken on 06/27/2019. Originally published in Russian by Soyuz Records Publication.
Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani is not one of those characters of the world rock scene who make bold statements and put on the eccentric shows — he just works hard, endowing humanity with not only excellent instrumental albums, but also entertaining fun concerts as part of the guitar super project G3, and sometimes G4... But the musician's next marketing ploy cannot be called trivial — demo recordings of the truly legendary 80s pop-rock trio Squares has finally become available to a wide audience in the form of the album Squares — Best Of The Early 80's Demos, where the future star played in 1979–1981... Hearing something yet unheard of, there was no way to shirk the opportunity to talk to Joe.
Exclusive interview by Vsevolod Baronin with Royal Hunt leader, André Andersen
Taken on 12/10/2020, Moscow, Russia. Originally published in Russian.
There is a serious suspicion that Dystopia — Part I, the fifteenth studio album by Royal Hunt, an international act from Copenhagen, released in December 2020, went relatively unnoticed, not only because of the newfangled contempt of listeners for the physical media (records and CD’s), but mainly due to socio-economic perturbations around the fancy coronavirus pandemic.
Interview by Vsevolod Baronin.
Taken on 10/25/2008, Moscow, Russia. Originally published in Russian.
What is eccentricity for a world-class rock musician? Play 20 notes per second? To patent a seven-string electric guitar? To record a live album with an unheard-of and unimaginable creative concept? Or, finally, go on tour with master classes in Russia, not excluding cities like Ryazan that are quite unique for a musician of such level? Well, since Steve Vai, who does not need the introduction as the electric guitar maestro, did all of the above, we can award him the title of rock eccentric #1. Surprisingly, when communicating in person, Steve turned out to be not at all the character that his music and stage shows represent, but a very polite interlocutor who answers even the trickiest questions in great detail. Steve's answers, of course, sometimes radiate hints of the aforementioned eccentricity and that's why they are good: they allow you to look at familiar concepts from a completely unexpected side, which, perhaps, would never have occurred to a person who is not a rock guitarist of a truly galactic level.
Artists taking the stage at The Blue Boy Golf Course Aug. 12
Written by Kelly Sullivan THE MONROE MONITOR & VALLEY NEWS
An eclectic blend of artistic and musical backgrounds are coming together for a summer party at The Blue Boy Golf Course outside Monroe.
The Suley En Vogue Summer Bash will host Terry McDermott, the runner-up on the third season of The Voice, and Seattle-based band, Solar Quantum, on the same stage Saturday, Aug. 12.
It will be a return to old stomping grounds for McDermott, the seasoned singer and former member of Lotus Crush, and a debut performance for the up-and-coming progressive rock group. The Suley En Vogue Summer Bash will also feature a swimsuit fashion show, and pre-event golf 9-hole tournament at 1:30 p.m.
Solar Quantum lead singer Lina Light said she has one plan for the performance: “To bring and get back a lot of energy.”