French electro production duo Justice return with their first studio album in five years, 'Woman'...
Overkill consistently waves the flag for working class Thrash Metal. Their latest album THE GRINDING WHEEL was released in February of 2017. Here's a brief history of their impressive career.
Quiet Riot released their new studio album "Road Rage" in August 2017, after encountering a few bumps in the road along the way.
I celebrated Record Store Day 2016 by purchasing five recent titles from Stormspell Records - a tiny but true independent metal label dedicated to keeping the spirit of '80s metal alive!
Country music may have a love-hate relationship with technology, but this big world keeps changing & country music can't help but reflect it. Here are 15 songs that tell the story of innovation.
George Michael's songs are resurfacing since the news of his death on Christmas Day 2016. George recorded so many wonderful songs, but what are some of his best?
A list of calming music and soothing sounds from around the world. A hand-picked selection of the best world music and New Age music to calm and soothe the mind and help you relax.
Mastodon, Neurosis, Baroness and other former artists have helped add to the legacy of Relapse Records.
Love hip-hop but don't know how to share it? Or maybe you're curious about the genre yourself? These five are good introductions to what hip-hop has to offer.
The story of discovering a classic recording for the first time and it becoming even better to you than the hype. Pet Sounds from the Beach Boys is one such gem.
You already know the songs. You know about the crazy outfits, the hair, the big stages, the lights, the dry ice and the blink-and-you-missed-it edits. But did you ever notice all of the spinning?
After a series of EPs, UK indie rock quartet Sundara Karma unleash their debut album, "Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect"...
Contrary to common belief, there are a lot of hip hop songs that express loneliness and heartbreak. Here are 10 Korean hip hop songs that can be considered as the saddest.
"Goddess of Flame" is the debut full-length album from Volcana, a heavy stoner/doom metal band featuring members of Vindicator, Warbringer, and Seven Witches.
The late '60s and early '70s witnessed a musical explosion, first in Britain, then in America. As a result, there were many talented bands that just couldn't nail down the big break.
I cannot remember the last time I was so excited for an album to drop like I was for Serpentine Dominion. And my excitement was right, it is amazing!
The DuShane Band create varied sonic textures that blend modern studio sounds and arrangements with southern rock and classic country.
"Lions of the Sea" is the first full length release from Grimgotts, a fantasy-themed symphonic power metal band from the United Kingdom.
Rappers El-P and Killer Mike, aka US hip-hop supergroup Run The Jewels, release their third studio album, 'Run The Jewels 3'...
Southern Silk Duo is a husband and wife team that carries on the tradition of some of the great R&B duo's of the '70s and '80s.
Whether home-grown or from the world diaspora, Palestinian hip-hop has become a means of expression for young people. Inspired by the great US rap artists and their own musical culture.
All you need to know, in detail, about Capercaillie's 'Skye Waulking Song', for Edexcel's Music GCSE.
A merciless thrash-metal assault old-school style. The Crucifier not only has grasp on the best elements of classic thrash, they know how to enhance them to forge their own unique sound.
I talk to Bubba B the MC about how he creates rhymes with positive, uplifting messages and kid-friendly content.
'Redemption' is the final instalment of New Orleans singer/songwriter Dawn Richard's album trilogy...
Repentless is the 2015 thrash metal album by Slayer and it is their first album since 2009. However, it is one of their average releases.
Canadian DJ Tony Sour has just released Sour Patch Bounce, an advance single from an upcoming unnamed album.
Slayer has long been a legend in Thrash metal music. It's hard to imagine more aggressive guitar-playing. Jeff Hanneman is gone, Gary Holt lives. Both have ESP LTD guitars, and here they are.
With all the choices in music to listen to today, it's no wonder that many people don’t listen to classical music. One of the reasons may be a lack of knowledge about this musical genre.
The Barber of Seville, Pagliacci, Falstaff, and A Masked Ball are popular Italian operas. In this article I include a synopsis of each opera and some of its music.
US rapper T.I. revamps a previously-released EP into the politically charged studio album, 'Us Or Else: Letter To The System'...
Insisting that it's his last ever album, London grime pioneer Wiley releases the long-awaited, 'Godfather'...
Originally marked for release in September, US recording artist and actor Kid Cudi finally releases his sixth studio album, 'Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'...
Adored by many and falsely credited for "inventing" metal, these bands brought the genre to the low, overly commercialized pandering place it is in currently, riddled with tropes and cliches.
Canadian hip-hop artist Tory Lanez kicks off the year with the release of two mixtapes, "The New Toronto 2" and "Chixtape 4"...
Malaika song is probably the most renowned love ballad to have come out of Africa. It is a sad story about a young man whose love for his dream girl could not blossom because he was poor.
Theatre of Tragedy is the name of the debut album of Norway's Theatre of Tragedy. It has the angelic vocals of Liv Kristine Espanaes and male vocal growls to create a good doom death metal album.
The Canadian singer/songwriter follows up last year's 'Beauty Behind The Madness' with new album, 'Starboy'...
All you need to know, in detail, about Steve Reich's 'Electric Counterpoint,' for Edexcel's Music GCSE
20 of the best German metal bands, covering classic rock through to thrash, power, speed, and even melodic death metal, all fired from the axes of these Germanic hordes of hard licks and loud guitars.
Many believe that an artist changing their style to appeal to the masses is a grave mistake in the creative process. They call this "selling out". I offer a different definition of this term.
All you need to know, in detail, about Handel's 'And The Glory Of The Lord', for Edexcel's Music GCSE.
The late '60s witnessed a musical explosion of music that people still listen to today. As a result of the fierce competition, many excellent performers never received wide recognition.
The Leipzig Opera House runs regular house tours, allowing visitors access to the stage, backstage, costume storage and much more. For those who can't visit in person, here is a virtual tour!
This is an album review of Saintmotelevision, the second studio album from indie pop band Saint Motel.
It may be hard to believe, but Metallica's now-legendary debut album, KILL'EM ALL, will be 35 years old in 2018. Here are some memories of the first time I heard this genre-defining album.
Third Day is a great Christian rock band. Cari Jean lists her favorite Third Day songs which includes Thief, King of Glory, Creed, My Hope is You, I Need a Miracle, and more.
Here is a review of the album Haven by the band Dark Tranquillity. It is the band's weakest album but it does still have some good musical quality. Read on to find out why.
"Revelation Highway" is the first new studio album from '80s rockers Babylon A.D. in more than fifteen years.
Kick back and enjoy as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains folks in California and Nashville. Stephan Hogan shines from coast to coast.
Metalcore is a popular genre but the best works come from bands who play underground scenes; free from negative genre cliches and label pressure to abide by them to turn a profit.
Elvis burst on the scene in the 1950s with much controversy. His dark black hair, vocal style, and shake and wiggle were patterned after black entertainers, like Ukelele Ike.
"Battles" is a lengthy album, it could have easily been shaved down to 13 songs and been even stronger than it already is. Terrific album overall; classic In Flames.
As the classic album "Nevermind" turns twenty five, the music still keeps the fresh smell of teen spirit.
The Dead Kennedys, Beatles, Alice in Chains... These bands ruled the Anti-Establishment scene a couple decades ago. But who are today's biggest system opposing bands?
A decade after bursting onto the scene, London grime artist P Money finally releases his debut studio album, 'Live & Direct'...
Independent country music artist Camille Rae knows what she wants and she's going for it. She tells us all about it in this interview.
If you've never been to a symphony, it's time you did. See why millions attend each year. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center offers the Grammy Award-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Stormspell Records presents "The End of All Ends," a collection of long-lost tracks by the cult Swedish power/thrash metal band Detest.
Just like all forms of popular music, jazz can be broken down into a bunch of different categories: swing, big band, traditional, smooth, acoustic, jazz, new age, free form, and more.
While the raucous sound of Jimi Hendrix's lead guitar playing is still celebrated, the deeper ballads of Hendrix serve to tell the whole story of Jimi.
Record stores may be a dying breed, but thankfully music collecting addicts can still get their fix at their local thrift stores!
Pia - American Idol? Pia Toscano is the beautiful young singer who came ninth on the recent tenth season of American Idol, despite the fact she'd been largely expected to win. Proving that the talent show route isn't a safe or easy option when it comes to a lasting music career. Not that paying your dues in tiny venues and hoping for a break is exactly a barrel of epic funtime. She's got the voice and the looks to match - but what does the future hold for Pia Toscano?
London rapper Little Simz deals with the pressures of fame on her second studio album, 'Stillness In Wonderland'...
"Awaken, My Love!" was released tonight, and it begs the question: Where have you been all our lives?
Kick back and enjoy as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains folks in Florida and soon in Nashville. Shine on, Dakota Hurley!
US hip-hop trio Migos follow up their Lil Uzi Vert featured hit 'Bad And Boujee' with a second studio album entitled, 'Culture'...
The album Thy Kingdom Gone is the solid 2008 album by German Gothic rock Flowing Tears. Helen Vogt's voice has more power and the album is more melodic but it still cannot match 2004's Razorbliss.
Japan's metal scene only truly began to pick up steam after Loudness' debut in 1981. This article discusses 10 instances of Japanese bands playing heavy metal, or very close to it, in 1980 or earlier.
Kiss' Music From the Elder has long had a reputation as being one of the worst albums by the band. In Fact, it's actually a surprisingly progressive and fulfilling record that shouldn't be missed.
Actor Donald Glover showcases his singing skills on a third studio album under the Childish Gambino moniker entitled, ‘Awaken, My Love!’...
Visit a gameday locker room, high school to professional, rural to urban, and you're guaranteed to hear music blasting. And more often than not, you'll hear hip-hop music.
Beau Nasty was a "one and done" hair metal band whose lone album, 1989's DIRTY BUT WELL DRESSED is not only a decent listen, but a sought-after collectible too.
Three and a half years after releasing the much-admired LP 'Olympia', Canadian electronic outfit Austra release their third studio album 'Future Politics'...
Kick back and enjoy a country music experience as I introduce you to some talented musicians that entertain patrons in New Jersey and Nashville.
Troye Sivan's new Blue Neighbourhood album (2015) is infectious, chill, and just the pop/dance record that you have been looking for.
Hey y'all come on in! Kick back and enjoy a Nashville experience as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains country music fans in Music City.
Want to listen to indie music, but don't know where to start? This guide will give you tips and tricks to find the bands and artists you need to know about in the indie music scene.
One of my passions is music, past and present. During the years as a middle school and high school teacher, my favorite topics would be about music history and rock music was very fun to teach.
Ember's Fall's second album is a heavy-hitting EP reminiscent of early 2000s Massachusetts-area metalcore.
This hub-page is for those that are taking the GCSE Music. This hub-page includes all the information you need to know; both basic and advanced, about the 1st Movement of Symphony No.40 in G minor.
This is the absolute best website to find facts about the band that are bizarre and true. Created by a fan for the enjoyment of fans. Including rare songs and an explanation of their origin.
New Orleans music lives in its own world. Going back to the Creole Jazz bands that pre-dated Louis Armstrong, music from the Big Easy has continually evolved into the multi-cultural mix of today.
The Outer Limits, a thrash metal band from Bulgaria, just released their second album "Apocalypto" on Stormspell Records.
Kick back and enjoy as I introduce you to some talented musicians that entertain folks in Nashville.
Here lies my all-time favorite bands of the moment. I am constantly finding new bands to listen to, and can always post a new Hub when something good comes along!
The pirate metal horde returns! "Down in the Dark" is the fourth full length release from Swedish power metal masters Blazon Stone.
Bob Dylan is a cultural giant and has written some of the most influential songs of recent times but are the lyrics poetry? Let's take a look at some lyrics and decide once and for all.
Hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest drop their final album entitled, 'We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service’ ...
Brutal! The thrash metal band Pantera's 1992 masterpiece Vulgar Display of Power is just that Vulgar, in a good way.
The Serbian female fronted epic power metal band Claymorean returns with their second full-length release, "Sounds From a Dying World," on Stormspell Records.
US rapper and producer J. Cole ignites speculation about his personal life with the release of his fourth studio album, '4 Your Eyez Only’ ...
Did you know that there are 24 different sub-genres of heavy metal music? Here, I will discuss the differences and rock on!
The greatest debut album in rock history Guns N Roses Appetite For Destruction was also one of the rawest and mean spirited albums in years.
Kick back and enjoy a country music experience as I introduce you to some talented musicians that entertain fans around the USA!
There's no place quite like London. There are no castles, palaces, or royal families in the states. Perhaps this gives English songwriters more to sing about. Here are 10 songs about London.
The British heavy metal band Slander has just released "Resolution Defiance," their first new studio album in more than 25 years, on Stormspell Records.
The album Iron is the solid 2004 album by Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum and it shows a strong return by Jari Maenpaa and the whole band!
The Ars Nova period in music history began in 14th century France and would lay the groundwork for modern music notation.
Have you heard of Country Rap? It's not a new genre, but it is making big waves with several artists trying to make their way to the top. See how the South stacks up when country and rap get mixed.
Time is Up is the second full-length album by Denver Colorado thrash metal band Havok. Heavy metal fans should give these guys a chance! This 2011 album is a gem!
A beginner fan's guide to identifying which twin is which in the canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara!
"The Tower" is the third full-length album from the science-fiction themed American heavy metal band, Ancient Empire.
South of Heaven is the 4th studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer released in 1988. Although it is a good album, it cannot compare to whatever Metallica has released.
Great pop music from Auld Caledonia managed to break through, or even make a comeback, in the 1990s. Here are 10 of the best Scottish Indie Pop bands of that decade.
Enter the Night is the third release from the melodic power metal project Cloven Altar, featuring Cederick "Ced" Forsberg (Rocka Rollas) and Dustin Altar.
Billed as "Black Sabbath Featuring Tony Iommi," 1986's "Seventh Star" album is one of the most misunderstood records in the Sabbath catalog.
The East Coast is where DJ Micro began his techno career in 1991. He established Caffeine Records, a weekly club night that grew into a full company as the techno DJ became an inspiration.
Need a talent in your back pocket for a rainy day? How's about the ability to sing Gangnam Style in Korean? Learn how to sing Gangnam Style in Korean (lounge cover) without learning Korean.
This article is all about the talented Sabina Classen of the German thrash metal band Holy Moses and the reasons why she should be loved by heavy metal fans worldwide.
Explore the various early members and recordings made by Metallica, including music made by band members before they joined the band. Also, it includes facts that are overlooked and widely forgotten.
The best thrash metal guitarists from the legendary Big Four thrash bands shaped a genre and influenced a generation of guitar players.
The debut album from Finland's Nighstryke, "Power Shall Prevail," is aimed at fans of NWOBHM and classic '80s power/speed metal.
Tales From the Thousand Lakes is the excellent 1994 album by Finnish metal band Amorphis. It has really influenced the doom and death metal genre and is totally worth having in your collection.
"Gaia's Legacy" is the 2011 album by Italian progressive thrash metal band Eldritch. It is one of the most important albums in our lifetime. Read on to find out why.
Hey y'all come on in and enjoy a Nashville experience as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains country music fans on Broadway.
US hip-hop artist Yo Gotti rounds up some famous friends, and a crop of new names for his latest mixtape, 'White Friday (CM9)'...
This article is a biography of the Japanese metal band Dazzle Vision. The band was active from 2003 through 2015 and had influences from hardcore to thrash and punk.
Any band that can stay active for more than 30 years has to have the right stuff. Thrash pioneers Testament's newest album is a rich and consistent reminder of what makes them top of their genre.
Since midway through the 1900s this use of the word has been viewed as both “influential and controversial”.
Who is the king of New York hip hop? I won’t get into anything pre-'90s, as my knowledge and comfortability on the subject don’t stretch that far, but I'll cover the golden age of hip hop, onwards.
The follow-up to 2014's 'Nobody's Smiling', Chicago rapper and actor Common returns with a new album entitled 'Black America Again'...
Suspiria is the 2000 album by Austrian doom and Gothic metal band Darkwell. It is one of those great albums that has been forgotten. Listen to it and you will see why.
Duran Duran has a lot of hit songs, but they've had plenty more that have flown under the radar and should be noticed. Here is my Top 10 List of Duran Duran song you've probably never heard of, but really should listen to.
Facing the Animal is the very good heavy neoclassical rock album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen released in 1998. One of his best in years!
Often referred to as "Christian Rock's answer to AC/DC," X-Sinner's debut album still sounds great more than 25 years after its original release.
"War of the Roses" is the third full length album by power metal band Blazon Stone, released on Stormspell Records in November 2016.
Do the lyrics and video of System of a Down's song "Spiders" from their first album, released in 1998, suggest that we are living in a simulation or Matrix?
A look at one of the most influential pop duos in history. How they came together and drifted apart only to reunite every decade or so after and their enduring appeal of more than 50 years.
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Brotherhood of the Snake is the 2016 album by thrash metal band Testament featuring the return of Steve Digiorgio and Gene Hoglan. Testament shows that they are still a band that should be admired!
Faith No More's genre-bending hard rock classic THE REAL THING was originally released in 1989 and was reissued as a deluxe 2-CD set in 2015.
Canadian thrashers Piledriver released two albums in the mid '80s and then disappeared. Here's a look back at the mysterious band's cult classic debut, 1985's "Metal Inquisition."
"Infestation" was Ratt's first studio album since 1999 and their finest release since the glory days of the early 1980s. Unfortunately the reunion didn't last long.
All current American popular musical styles, from rock to hip-hop, to bluegrass, can trace their origins to traditional African musical styles introduced by American slaves.
If you think there's no good music today, you aren't looking hard enough. Here are a few musicians making music today that may even satisfy people spoiled by the great music they grew up with.
Some awesome sludge metal bands that you should by all means check out if you are not already familiar.
Led by singles 'Kerala' and 'No Reason', UK electronic music producer Bonobo releases his sixth studio album, 'Migration'...
The Sham Mirrors is the very good 2002 album by Norwegian Avant Garde metal band Arcturus. It features the great vocal performance of Kristoffer Rygg.
In the latter part of the 20th century, Scandinavian music experienced a musical renaissance that still continues today. Here is a look at the music and the people who make it.
Synthwave (the new one, not the old one) is growing in popularity, from movie soundtracks to YouTube hits. But what is it? Read on to find out.
The album "Obnoxious" is the second full-length album by British thrash metal band Acid Reign. Although the album did poorly in terms of sales, it is still an enjoyable one for sure!