Category Archives: Music Abroad

Interview With Wild Truth’s Nick Gargiulo and Will Beasley

By Samuel Stevens

The 2021 press image of Richmond, VA alt. rock/pop rock band Wild Truth. Photo credit to Alexander Jawfox.
Photo courtesy of Alexander Jawfox.

On April 2nd, the Richmond, Virginia alternative rock/pop-rock trio released their debut EP, Drift. Roughly a week shy of the release of Drift, I had the opportunity to pick the brains of vocalist/guitarist Nick Gargiulo and bassist Will Beasley to discuss the new EP, their musical/songwriting influences, why the band chose Beasley to produce the debut effort, and more.

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August Burns Red – Guardians Sessions EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: April 16, 2021

Genre: Metalcore

Label: Fearless Records

Nearly a year since the release of the band’s ninth studio album, Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s metalcore quintet August Burns Red is sharing their newest effort, The Guardians Sessions EP features six tracks -two previously unreleased b-sides, two covers, and two reimagined tracks. Guardians Sessions will be released digitally on streaming services and physically on 10″ vinyl on April 16th via their label Fearless Records.

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While She Sleeps – SLEEPS SOCIETY

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: April 16, 2021

Genre: Metalcore

Label: Sleeps Brother / Spinefarm Records

Sheffield, England’s metalcore giants While She Sleeps will release their fifth studio album, SLEEPS SOCIETY, on April 16th through their own label, Sleeps Brother in collaboration with multiple record labels worldwide to get the album in the hands of their fans. SLEEPS SOCIETY follows exactly where their previous album SO WHAT? left off, but still displays the band’s maturing sound. While She Sleeps recruited Simon Neil and Deryck Whibley to lend their talents to the album. SLEEPS SOCIETY was once again co-produced between the band’s five members and their long-time music producer Carl Brown. Brown has also worked with bands Bullet For My Valentine and Rise to Remain, to name a few.

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Interview With Blacklist Royals’ Nat Rufus

By Kyle Erickson

Folk-Punk band Blacklist Royals are getting ready to return with the release of their new EP Doomsday Girl, out April 2nd on Paper + Plastick. Since their last album, Die Young With Me -released in 2014- the Rufus brothers have released music with other bands, done solo projects, and are working on a film based on Rob Rufus’s memoir. Inspired from writing new music for the film, the band is better than ever and ready to reassert themselves into the world. Guitarist/singer Nat Rufus and I spoke on the phone to discuss the new EP, the band’s history, who should play Nat in the film, and what’s upcoming next for them. 

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Interview With Cannibal Corpse Bassist Alex Webster

By Samuel Stevens

Recently, I spoke with Alex Webster, the bassist of the legendary death metal band Cannibal Corpse. The band will release their fifteenth album, Violence Unimagined, on April 16, 2021, through their longtime label Metal Blade Records. Alex and I discussed a few different topics touching on the new album, the addition of Erik Rutan to the group, and how they confronted recording a new album in the middle of a global pandemic.

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