The Montreal, Quebec-based rock trio Yester Daze known for their high intensity live shows, has arrived with their debut EP, Yours To Follow. The band’s four new tracks showcase their unique rock style, which bridges the gap between heavy rock riffs and pop melodies. Yours To Follow was produced by Matt Nozetz at Avbury Studios, in the band’s hometown of Montreal. Additionally, the EP was mixed by Dave Traina, drummer of the Canadian rock band The Damn Truth, and finally mastered by Harry Hess. Best known for his work with other Canadian artists such as Billy Talent, Cancer Bats, and Three Days Grace, to name a few.
The New York City-based rock outfit The Pretty Reckless -made up of vocalist Taylor Momsen, guitarist Ben Phillips, bassist Mark Damon, and drummer Jamie Perkins- have returned with their fourth full-length album, Death By Rock And Roll, after a dark few years for the group. The band’s twelve-year journey has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs and they have used some of the recent downs to write their most ambitious, truthful, and emotional album to date. Death By Rock And Roll was recorded in a few different studios for well over a year and co-produced between Taylor, Ben, and their longtime friend Jonathan Wyman.
This past Friday the Toronto, Ontario hard rock artist Daemon Grey released his debut full-length album, Follow Your Nightmares. On the same date as the album drop, I had the wonderful opportunity to pick the brain of Daemon. While talking to Daemon, we discussed everything from reminiscences about the album, his musical influences growing up, what he’s been doing to stay busy during this last year, his future, and more!
The Sutherland, Iowa based alternative metal/hard rock outfit SAUL have finally released their debut album, Rise As Equals. The group formed three years and the new release marks the follow-up to last year’s Aeons EP. Since their previous EP the band has come into their sound by pulling from distinct aspects and eras from all over the rock and metal spectrum. SAUL’s debut was co-produced by bandmates and siblings, Blake and Zach Bedsaul, alongside producer Chris Dawson.