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Josh from Dark Below sat down for chat about the bands newest single Tense.
Dark Below is a hard-hitting heavy rock band that brings intense energy in their music and live performances while
providing rhythmic songs that people can sing along to. Formed in Columbia, MO, the band signed with Nashville based
JPS Productions in 2014. The current lineup has been together since 2016 and includes Josh Campbell (Guitar/Vocals),
Josh Grove (Bass/Backing Vocals), and Quin Koldan (Drums). New single “Tense” was produced by Jason Schrick and
award-winning producer Malcolm Springer (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, Fear Factory). After years of preparation, the
band is ready to vault to the national scene and beyond.
Explaining the genesis of “Tense” Campbell says “The song is about health anxiety/hypochondria and describes the
feelings and struggles that are associated with the condition. We want people to know it’s OK not to be OK, and that we
all have periods of stress, doubt and worry. We’re lucky to have this creative outlet of music to help express those
emotions and we hope it resonates with fans”.
Dark Below came together from a Craigslist post that Josh Campbell made in search of musicians for a hard rock band.
Josh Grove was friends with the band members and was hanging out a rehearsal one day. Grove was a guitarist – but
after hearing Campbell and the original drummer talking about needing a bass player, he volunteered to give it a go.
Campbell says “I didn’t really want to sing originally but we couldn’t find anyone, so with me singing and playing guitar,
Grove on bass, and the original drummer we started playing shows in the Columbia area”. After the original drummer
left the band, Quin Koldan joined in 2016 to solidify the current lineup.
The band has previously released their self-titled EP in 2017, and the single “Halo” in 2019. They have toured for the
past 5 years, opening for Buckcherry, Saliva, Pop Evil, Smile Empty Soul, The Veer Union, and more.
A new full-length album is currently being recorded, which is also being produced by Schrick and Springer. The band is
currently booking dates to begin playing live to support the new music in the fall.
ASCENDIA began out with Prog electricity, then took the electricity lower back and made a number of their maximum memorable tune to date. Coming from Toronto’s heavy tune scene, the band drew first from what they and their friends grew up on – “Black Sabbath, Dio, Kiss and symphonic steel like Nightwish,” explains guitarist John Love. As their tastes broadened, their tune went thru a metamorphosis.
John and his more youthful brother, Billy (drums) integrate because the songwriting engine for the trio that still consists of adolescence friend, vocalist Nick Sakal. The push and pull among the very extraordinary siblings creates songs with Billy’s excessive energy / ardour and John’s introspection / intensity – the first-rate of each worlds. With Nick’s warm, expressive vocal style, the songs are added to lifestyles withinside the maximum proper way.
Billy (@billylovebaby on TikTok) thrills his fanatics through health hints with mindset and kills his haters with hilarity – the use of his gregarious nature and actually prevailing persona to acquire a following of near 200k at the app. As his brother rose to TikTok influencerdom, John became doing in-intensity studies into the brand new lane their greater industrial sound landed them in. “I became paying attention to three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin and Sevendust. Sevendust has this sonic layering this is incredible… every of those bands had some thing to educate us.” Billy explains why his brother is his first-rate feasible collaborator “I am experimental, I attempt everything. John tethers me to Ascendia’s purpose – he maintains us from floating out into space.”
The trio has spent a lot in their lives collectively that they have got a musical shorthand. Nick’s writing function has grown thru the assist of the “Pain Sheets” that the band created all through recording and shared withinside the studio. Bringing his personal ‘pain’ into songs like “This War” and “Parasite” thru the procedure felt like “band therapy,” he explains. It made his connection all of the greater deep and palpable.
Combining what they found out from industrial rock contemporaries with factors they favored of Country and Pop songs, ASCENDIA has created a frame of labor as a way to spread upon a couple of listens. Early listener comparisons to Linkin Park and Nothing More bode nicely for the band participants who're fanatics of each bands. “I do not like being as compared to different bands due to the fact every body brings some thing extraordinary to the table,” says Billy. “I get it, due to the fact you need to have a relative scale of some thing to evaluate it to. BUT, when you have to evaluate us to bands, the ones are extremely good ones!”
After spending their adolescence afternoons at Long and McQuade (Canada’s solution to Guitar Center) gambling different bands’ songs, they determined to shape a band in their own. Billy admits having to railroad Nick into being withinside the band, however the ends justified his means. “When we had been teenagers, John and Billy entered us right into a Battle of the Bands with out telling me,” explains Nick. “I became so fearful after I located out and I couldn’t accept as true with I became going to stand up in the front of all the ones human beings for our first display ever, however we WON. The feeling of being onstage grew on me, obviously.”
Big fanatics of cinema and movie scores, the brothers went to look GODZILLA withinside the theater. One of the trailers earlier than the movie had an epic, ascending score. Billy cautioned to John they possibly consist of the phrase ASCEND withinside the call of the band. ASCENDIA followed. Prior to the modern-day new release of the band as a 3-piece there had been greater participants. The trio is preserving matters tight with the band roster this time round due to the fact “there may be such an same contri
Former Rob Zombie guitarist Riggs talks about his band Scum Of The Earth
Former Rob Zombie guitarist Riggs and his band Scum Of The Earth needs all people to recognize that Aliens are already here."This is a tune approximately historic extraterrestrial beings dwelling withinside the face on Mars and hiding out on this planet exterminating humans ..." says Riggs. Nasty guitar and commercial beats are what fanatics anticipate from S.O.T.E. and that they may not be allow down with this launch.
The unmarried marks the primary launch for SOTE below their new label cope with TLG / INgrooves.
SOTE had an preliminary NFT presenting of a hundred portions via Fanaply that went quickly - https://fanaply.com/creator/scumoftheearth. Another presenting of LTD version NFT's can be to be had subsequent week.
The acquainted songwriting and guitars that permeates Scum of the Earth's fabric isn't anyt any coincidence; the opportunity metallic outfit is led via way of means of Riggs, an in-your-face singer, guitarist, songwriter, and manufacturer who's satisfactory recognised for the six years he spent with Rob Zombie. Riggs joined forces with Rob Zombie withinside the '90s and stayed with him into the early 2000s, in the end leaving in 2004 (whilst Rob Zombie become in large part that specialize in movies in place of music) to begin a task of his own.Riggs songwriting and crunching guitars may be heard on Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe, American Made Music To Strip By, The Sinister Urge, and the Past, Present and Future records. Named after a tune from Rob Zombie's Sinister Urge, Scum of the Earth favors the kind of rhythmic, commercial-influenced, mildly funky, hip-hop-minded opportunity metallic that Riggs honed in the course of the Rob Zombie days. The decadent, over-the-pinnacle feel of fun, a darkish feel of humor, and a fascination with horror movies, the Occult, B-movies, and sleaze is shared via way of means of RIGGS. But in comparison to such agencies as Slayer -- who take their loss of life metallic outlook pretty seriously -- Scum of the Earth's lyrics are very tongue-in-cheek.
High Holy Days
High Holy Days
As days turn into weeks, weeks to months, and months to years; life evolves and times
change. A new normal takes shape, but the desire to create music has never wavered for High
Holy Days. After enduring 22 years of musical existence filled with trials, tribulations and
victories; come hell or high water, HHD are in it for the long haul. Their blueprint reads like a
blue-collar guide of straight-ahead lyrics, heartening vocals, strong melodies, and crunchy
guitars. High Holy Days create guitar-driven meat and potatoes rock, heavily influenced by the
likes of The Band, The Cult, Supertramp, and Soundgarden.
Formed in the fall of 2000 by founding members vocalist Marc Arcand and guitarist Billy
MacGregor, High Holy Days steadily rose from playing local bars around their home base of
North Bay, Ontario, to dominating clubs and festivals across the country.
2002 saw High Holy Days sign a recording contract with RoadRunner Records/Universal Music
and in 2003 they released their debut album ‘All My Real Friends’ to both Canadian and US
markets. Their Top 10 Canadian radio singles ‘All My Real Friends’ and ‘The Getaway’ rotated
on mainstream rock radio and the nation’s music video station, Much Music. The latter even
found its way onto British and American airwaves.
To support the album, HHD hit the road, touring across Canada with fellow rock acts Three
Days Grace, Theory of a Deadman, The Trews, The Headstones and Default, while sharing the
stage with the likes of Nickelback, Our Lady Peace and Sam Roberts.
After two years of touring Canada and the UK, and a couple of line-up shuffles, the band hit the
studio to begin recording a sophomore release. HHD travelled to Wigan, UK to begin tracking
before returning to Canada to finish tracking in Wasaga Beach with renowned Juno Award
nominated engineer/mixer Richard Chycki (Rush, Aerosmith, Dream Theater). Further tracking
and mixing ensued at Blue Sound in Toronto with engineer/producer Russ Mackay (Styx,
Gowan, Kim Mitchell).
Unfortunately due to some major life changes and line-up shifts, the music was never officially
released. The band decided to go on an unofficial hiatus, playing only occasional live shows for
dedicated fans in the northern Ontario region. A studio was built in Arcand’s house, allowing the
band to write and record new music on their own terms, without the distraction of outside
opinions, influences, or pressures.
Fast forward to 2022, and not ones to rest on their laurels, High Holy Days are on their high
horse and back in the saddle again. For HHD the summer of 2022 is all about playing live
shows once again, and digitally releasing their EP ‘It’s Not OK’ from the previously unreleased
music from their second album recording sessions on all music download and streaming platforms.
The story of High Holy Days continues.
#newmusic #highholydays #mmfcpodcast
Award Winning Pianist Andy Milne
// ABOUT ANDY MILNE AND UNISON
A fearless, versatile explorer as a pianist and composer, Andy Milne has been a distinct and respected voice at the heart of New York’s creative jazz scene for almost 30 years, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, poets and musicians spanning jazz, classical, pop, folk, and world music. At the piano, he skillfully blends poetic gravitas with a playful sense of order.
He has recorded and toured throughout the world with Ravi Coltrane, Ralph Alessi, Carlos Ward and Carla Cook, and has collaborated with a range of artists including Andrew Cyrille, Sekou Sundiata, Avery Brooks, Bruce Cockburn, Fred Hersch, Ben Monder, Dianne Reeves, Jen Shyu, Tyshawn Sorey and Jamie Baum. A former student of Oscar Peterson, Milne was at the center of the M-BASE Collective as a core member of saxophonist Steve Coleman’s bands, as well as performing with Cassandra Wilson and Greg Osby. Milne composed and produced the scores for seven documentary films by acclaimed director William Shatner and has now released eleven recordings as a leader or co-leader. Milne is presently an assistant professor of music at the University of Michigan in their Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation.
Originally from New Orleans, John Hébert, has been a highly sought-after New York bassist since the mid-1990s. A former student of Rufus Reid, he has collaborated extensively with pianists Fred Hersch and Andrew Hill, appearing on celebrated recordings from each pianist. He has also performed with Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Motian, Uri Caine, Bill Stewart, Mary Halvorson, Tomasz Stanko, David Liebman, and Toots Thielemans, among many others. An accomplished bandleader, Hébert’s 2015 Sunnyside release Rambling Confessions — his quartet featuring Milne — received critical acclaim, including 4.5 stars from Downbeat. Over the past decade, he has been named multiple times as a “Rising Star Acoustic Bassist” in Downbeat’s Critics Poll and has received multiple GRAMMY Award nominations. Hébert is a full-time professor of bass at Western Michigan University.
Clarence Penn is one of the most in-demand jazz drummers in the world. A composer, bandleader, and prolific producer, he performs regularly with Maria Schneider, Dave Douglas and Uri Caine. Since 1991 when he arrived in New York City, Penn has placed his unique blend of mega-chops, keen intellect, and heady musicianship at the service of a staggering array of A-list artists including Ellis and Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, Stanley Clarke, Steps Ahead, Makoto Ozone and Michael Brecker. His impressive discography includes several hundred studio albums, including GRAMMY Award-winning recordings from Randy Brecker and Maria Schneider, representing a 360-degree spectrum of jazz expression. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, the Americas, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia, as well as composed music for films and commercials, and produced tracks for numerous singers in the pop and alternative arenas.
#andymilne #junoawardwinner #jazz
Preacher is a Metalcore band from Reno, Nevada. The band brings a raw aggressiveness back to the metal sound with songs like "Mora" and “The Man Who Laughs”. Preacher has never been afraid to dive into new genres and explore every avenue of what they can achieve. Their 2022 EP “Dream State” is entirely self-produced, which showcases exactly why they are a force to be reckoned with in the Metalcore genre.
Preacher has shared the stage with: • As I Lay Dying • Chelsea Grin • Within the Ruins • Kingdom of giants • Slaughter to Prevail • The Black Dahlia Murder • Attila • And More…
For Fans Of: • The Devil Wears Prada • The Fever 333 • Beartooth • Pierce The Veil
Really great content! Definitely will continue to listen and hoping for more episodes to follow!
Broad range of guests make this podcast A+
Love listening to George carry on a fun conversation with his guests. This is a great find!