Broadside Joins Sophomore Slump Fest featuring Kid Liberty, Centerfolds & more

FBT Booking has announced their secret headliner for this year’s Sophomore Slump Fest, taking place on August 5th at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC. Victory Records band Broadside will join the day long festival with Centerfolds (CI Records), a reunion set from Kid Liberty, and many more.

The festival is in its second year and is sponsored by Babetalk and Existential Clothing Company. Pre-sale tickets are available at The Blind Tiger’s website for $27.

Working on this music festival has truly been a unique experience,” says FBT co-founder Liz Mercer. “Sometimes we want to tear out our hair, and other times we are walking around with stupid grins on our faces because we’re so happy. This year’s fest has truly shown how far we’ve come as a company, and I’m so excited to be a part of it.

Kid Liberty
Keep Flying
Cedar Green
Home Sweet Home
Light It Up
Heroes Like Villains
Safe, So Simple
Scowl Brow
Framed Persona

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Forget My Silence Release “Fall To Rise” Music Video

Russian metalcore outfit Forget My Silence has released a new music video for the title track off their upcoming record, Fall To Rise. The new single produced by Cameron Mizell (Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire) brings out melodic but powerful riffs and shines on a mix of soulful yet heavy vocals.

“‘Fall To Rise’ is the main song from the album. The title holds the history of my life and our band. We are all working on ourselves to get better at what we do. Not always was everything perfect, we faced many fails and hard times, but they only made us stronger and actually made us better. ‘Fall To Rise’ is story of how people who step over, will fall against those who have already fell before and learned their mistakes, and by their turn they will rise again, only stronger, and they all keep the circle of falling and rising going. This song will be kind of the beginning of new chapters in our story.” – Vocalist, Roma Sadygov

Watch Fall To Rise below.

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Forget My Silence is a post-hardcore/metalcore band from Saint-Petersburg, Russia formed in august 2011 by vocalist Roma Sadygov. Shortly after, the band released their first music video for the single “This is only the beginning,” which has since reached nearly five million views on Youtube. In November 2013, they released their debut EP Lifeline and toured around Russia, gaining a passionate following of fans before releasing the the single “Not Perfect” in 2014. The following year the band released “Virtual Privacy” (produced by Cameron Mizell) from their upcoming debut full-length Fall to Rise.

This album is a half-way stop between our early ‘metal’ stuff and more nu-metal sound we’ve dug into recently,” says guitarist Elia Solonnikov. “Simple, but powerful riffs, some harsh vocals, more soulful lyrics than Roma has ever written. If you liked Forget My Silence before, you won’t be disappointed.

Riot Fest Announces Lineup!

Riot Fest has announced the initial wave of bands playing the 2017 iteration of the festival. This year’s fest will only be in Chicago, unlike previous years which saw the fest in Chicago along with Denver and Toronto.

So far, this year’s line up includes:

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker, New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (Dj Set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on The Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr, New Found Glory, Fidlar, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Actions Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus The Bear, The Mezingers, Liars, Gwar, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, Knuckle Puck, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners and more!

Paramore Release New Track and Video “Hard Times”

It’s been four years, but Paramore are back with a brand new track titled “Hard Times”. Along with the video and the song, the band announced a new album, titled “After Laughter”, which will be available May 12th on Fueled by Ramen Records.

Along with a lot of information about the album, it was also announced the Paramore will be playing this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago.

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All that I want
Is to wake up fine
Tell me that I’m alright
That I Ain’t gonna die
All that I want
Is a hole in the ground
You can tell me when it’s alright
For me to come out

Gonna make you wonder why you even try
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
And I still don’t know how I even survive
and i gotta get to rock bottom

Walking around
With my little raincloud
Hanging over my head
And it ain’t coming down
Where do I go?
Gimme some sort of sign
Hit me with lightning!
Maybe I’ll come alive

Tell my friends I’m coming down
We’ll kick it when I hit the ground

FEATURE: An Ongoing Story

In an age of hi-tech equipment, it’s very refreshing to hear a band with a very simplistic and naturalistic flow to their performance, evoking something very pure and innocent in delivery. The boys and girls of “An Ongoing Story” really tell their tale exactly as it is straight from the heart as well as the hymn sheet, with no airs and graces. From the start, you can really feel the passion behind every word written straight from the soul of life itself.

Although you hear a group from rehearsals to stage and studio, it is purely the brainchild of Christian Evans, an extremely talented visionary from Madison, Ohio, who has been striving to get himself heard and his music out there to the masses. With that said, it is sometimes hard to get your point across alone, and sometimes you need to let go and trust the help of your friends.

That brings me nicely to the Album in question here “The Fear You’ve Built Your Life Around”. What we find in this very creative Album and what stands out here six fold, is a truly amazing group of friends that will go the extra mile in helping not only Christian achieve his dream, but each other also, and if you can find that, then you truly have a match made in heaven, and a recipe for success in the music world, with longevity in the industry. Although New in the industry and still with a long way to go, they are already showing signs of achieving great things. If ever there was a title track to this band I feel it would be track one “Whatever’s Left” as the guitar melody itself is almost a theme tune to the band.

Christian Evans – Guitar/Bass/lead Vocals, has the perfect Emo voice for the job in hand, creating a perfect mix related to the genre, giving us every element of the passion and attitude needed to portray the remorseful flow of anger tainted lyrics found in this band. Creating some beautiful melodies, his guitarmanship evokes a haunting and thought provoking sound, setting the scene in every track almost cradling the lyrics as they leave his lips.

Luke Sabo – Drums sets the pace in a loose yet powerful style bespoke to the genre, hitting some great dynamics in all the right places, in a fashion that’s right on the money. Creating some great fills, Luke has set the engine running perfectly to drive this band.

Tyler Bohinc – Guitar/Backing Vocals, works with his wing man Luke on drums perfectly, not leaving a single inch standing between Bass and kick as he follows the flow of the rhythm section with ease. Vocally, Tyler works well with Christian colouring the air with just the right touch.

Hallie Hertrick – Vocals, certainly packs a punch once in charge of the mic, helping Christian get his point across an with attitude that makes her presence known centre stage. Heard throughout this album within the choir, but promoting herself perfectly within “Don’t Take It Personal” giving Christian the support he needs as they reach out to the masses.

Arielle Tindel – Cello/Synth/Vocals ads a very mournful sound on Cello setting the mood perfectly as she sets a certain emotion with her bow. But keeping herself busy in the band, Arielle lends her hand to some well thought out Synth work building a touch of warmth and ambience in all the right places, whilst joining the choir, offering a very sweet and innocent display of beauty, sending every song the sweetness and light needed through the rage of some vocal lines. Her delivery hits the right spot, helping you visualise the mental storyboard in each track for that harmonious touch. Certainly a good all-rounder and valued member to the team.

Drew Paramore – Glockenspiel, something little used in the modern music scene of any genre, yet adding a very haunting and gothic flow to some compositions. Here just the right touches were used with a “less is more” attitude adding colour in all the right places.


Even though labelled in the Emo category, Christians influences and inspiration comes from the mighty “Nirvana” but his real sound stems from such artists as “Kevin Devine”, “Into It Over It”, “Hellogoodbye”, “The Front Bottoms” and “Chance The Rapper”, a fair mixed bag but lyrically the perfect style to aid his craft. Christian and Guitarist Tyler have been working together on various musical projects since the age of thirteen, with Tyler being given the hard task of unlocking Christian’s brain and offloading his creative talent and helping structure it into what you hear today.

Christian started taking his musical abilities seriously in the sixth grade, and Tyler has been his driving force and wingman ever since. Luke, their ever valuable Drummer, stepped in a year ago and helped turn this project into a full band. Now Christian can relax and not feel so trapped, and spread his wings more creatively with this great team behind him, turning a limited project into a limitless dream, something Christian feels eternally grateful for, in true friends like these.

In a recent interview, I asked Christian what the meaning was behind the name of the band. His answer was quite simple; “My sister wanted a tattoo of a symbol that was supposed to mean an ongoing story, and it just stuck. Originally it was the name of an EP I had called “Generican” but I soon realized how bad that name was and moved forward as An Ongoing Story”.

From Madison and based in Cleveland and Lakewood, Ohio Christian and the band pretty much stay local playing the local circuit but plan on spreading their wings this summer to pastures New. Along the way Christian has played Solo with such acts as: “Koji”, “Mat Kerekes”, “Alomar”, “Annabel”, and “Chase Huglin”, something that has only fuelled his creative juices more into achieving what he has today with plenty of ground work to boot.

 In all, a great little band with heaps of potential in their genre with a passion to succeed, maybe not mainstream, but who knows as the music industry is always evolving and changing like the wind.



As a songwriter and composer, Christian has great creative drive and is most certainly “On the Money”. As a Solo Artist or with the band, Christian’s song writing ability most certainly has the right formula to help him succeed, and in time could lead to greater things. These early days are the most precious in sculpting your craft and Christian is most definitely on the right track.

My Score…… 7/10

My Suggestion……If ever there were three tracks to tempt the listener into buying this album they would be “Whatever’s Left”, “Practically Fine, Take It Or Leave It” and “Don’t take It Personal”


Review by Ian Davies

Cleveland Rapper Kidd Crash Releases New DeMarcus Cousins Inspired Song

Cleveland artist Kidd Crash has released his latest single, In The Paint, via his youtube page. Kidd Crash, who is part of Go Get Em Ent!. had this to say of his new single:

“This track here was inspired by Drake and DeMarcus Cousins. This is a song you can work out too, party too, play basketball too because of my catchy cadence. I did my own mixing and mastering”

Check out the track below!


Legendary MISFITS Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein Set to star in DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT Remake: DEATH WARD 13

Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is set to star in DEATH WARD 13, a remake of the cult-classic film DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. With his iconic Devilock hair and impressive physical build, “Doyle” is best known as the guitar player for the American horror punk band the MISFITS and will play the most terrifying character in the film. Now in pre-production, DEATH WARD 13 is directed by award-winning horror filmmaker Todd Nunes (ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE) and produced by The Readmond Company.

”I’m looking forward to starting my movie career with a starring role in “Death Ward 13”says Doyle. “It’s time to release the beast on the big screen. Let the killing begin!”

“With Doyle’s horror punk background, we’ve always been looking for opportunities to have him cross over into film, but nothing has sparked his interest until now”, says Bruce Miyaki (Insane Management.) “Death Ward 13 is a great breakout film for Doyle – his fans are going to love it.”

Although he is known for playing guitar with the horror punk band the Misfits, which helped create the horror punk genre, Doyle also has a solo project rightfully named DOYLE. In 2013 Doyle released the Abominator album with Monsterman Records, and he is currently on tour in the USA supporting his new CD As We Die in stores May 5, 2017 through the Monsterman Records/EMP Label Group. DEATH WARD 13 is Doyle’s first starring role in a film; he is currently in talks with the film’s producers and Monsterman co-founder Bruce Miyaki to provide music tracks for the soundtrack.

DEATH WARD 13 is inspired by S.F. Brownrigg’s DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (1973) and Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” (1845). DEATH WARD 13 promises to deliver a thrilling grindhouse-inspired remake with a shocking collection of criminally insane patients: botched lobotomies, necrophilia, sexual deviance, and violent psychopaths.

“I’m excited to work with Doyle,” says director Todd Nunes. “Doyle will be portraying a ruthless killer called The Duke – a psychopath and the most twisted and terrifying character in the movie. I’m a big fan of Doyle and his music and always thought he would make a menacing horror movie villain. With his threatening looks and massive build, this man will scare the crap out of everyone. Get ready for a horrifying ride!”

DEATH WARD 13 is Todd Nunes’ bloody love letter to DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. This reimagined version will give fans a taste of the original film with added practical effects and bloody gore for modern horror fanatics. DEATH WARD 13 will also feature more nurses, freaks, and blood as well as a brutal climax with an updated, disturbing twist.

SYNOPSIS: It’s 1973 and the Stephens Sanitarium for the Criminally Insane prepares to shut down permanently. Days before closing, four beautiful nursing students arrive to care for the last handful of “harmless” mental patients in a suspiciously understaffed ward. Confronted by their violent charges, the nurses soon realize that they are trapped inside the asylum with a deadly crew of vicious lunatics. Each patient has their own perverse identity, their own personal demons, and their own violent agenda. Pushed to the brink of insanity, the young nurses find themselves in a gruesome fight for survival inside Ward 13.
DEATH WARD 13 will begin shooting in 2017 with Todd Nunes partnering again with producers Stephen Readmond and Christopher Stanley. The team’s Santa slasher ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE (2016) received 23 awards and nominations, including the following wins: Best Slasher (RIP Horror Film Festival), Best Actress, Jessica Cameron as Sheila (Hardcore Horror Fest), Best Killer/Slasher (“Golden Skulls” Award, The Horrific Network), and Best Director (Hardcore Horror Fest).

DEATH WARD 13, written by Todd Nunes and Tara Knight, is a feature-length film by The Readmond Company, 4700 W. Jefferson Blvd, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90016.,,,

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