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Music is medicine for the darkest of days. In this intimate series, rock artists reveal the songs that help them pull through tough times and explore the connection between music and their mental health. Hosted by Christina Rowatt, presented by REVOLVER Magazine.

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Music is medicine for the darkest of days. In this intimate series, rock artists reveal the songs that help them pull through tough times and explore the connection between music and their mental health. Hosted by Christina Rowatt, presented by REVOLVER Magazine.

    005 - Cristina Scabbia / Lacuna Coil

    005 - Cristina Scabbia / Lacuna Coil

    Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil reveals her songs for gloomy days, from a Katatonia classic to Steven Wilson, loopy tunes and iconic video game soundtracks. Filmed backstage at Good Things Festival in Sydney, Australia. 

    • 23 min
    Shane Told / Silverstein

    Shane Told / Silverstein

    Emo icon Shane Told of Silverstein shares his songs for troubled times, from Nirvana's "Lithium" to Frank Turner's "Long Live The Queen." In this far-reaching conversation, he also talks about the evolution of his voice, the history of emo music and what it's like to have his most hastily written lyrics tattooed on fans.

    • 51 min
    Max Cavalera

    Max Cavalera

    Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy) reflects on a few of his favourite songs for dark days, which include Blind Gary Davis' "Death Don't Have No Mercy" and the only instrumental ever banned, Link Wray's "Rumble." He also delves into the songs he created from dark places, like "Headup," his (literally) blood-spattered tune with Chino from Deftones, Soulfly's "One" and the records he created in the wake of the loss of his dear friend, Dimebag Darrell of Pantera. 

    • 38 min
    Noah Sebastian / Bad Omens

    Noah Sebastian / Bad Omens

    Bad Omens singer Noah Sebastian reveals the songs he turns to at times of darkness, from the soundtrack to his early teenage life, what propelled him through a turbulent moment through to one of the songs closest to his heart and an eternal accompaniment to grief. He also explores his early creative life, sonic approach and lots more in this deep dive into Noah's inner world.

    • 39 min
    Ben Weinman / Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies

    Ben Weinman / Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies

    Ben Weinman is best known as the guitarist, founding member and creative force behind the iconic Dillinger Escape Plan. Ben spent 20 years with DEP pioneering an original, savage and powerful sound that incorporated elements of metal, hardcore and new ideas that earned the band a devout following. Now the guitarist for Suicidal Tendencies, Ben shares the songs he turns to on dark days in the first episode of REVOLVER's new podcast. He also reflects on life after Dillinger Escape Plan, his relationship with former bandmates and the enduring impact of DEP’s debut record, “Calculating Infinity.”

    • 49 min

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