The American singer-songwriter Hannah Collins, or now better known under the moniker RØSÉ, has released her debut single to the world with absolutely no help from a record label. Her first ever single under her new project is titled “Are You Tired?” and it debuted at number two on the iTunes rock charts. Additionally, the single also received immediate airplay on SiriusXM’s Octane. The production on “Are You Tired?” was handled by both Madatracker and Devin Bronson, who has previously worked with artists such as Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, and Demi Lovato.
The question on hand is if Fame On Fire is a cover band. Simply put, no. It’s something the band doesn’t want to be labeled because they’re absolutely not a cover band. The West Palm Beach based band is a genre-defying four-piece outfit who are, like many other bands pushing the boundaries of rock, hip-hop, pop, and metal on their debut album, LEVELS. The band’s music has quite the resemblance of popular genres on the radio today, but with a heavier spin to it. The band, who consists of vocalist Bryan Kuznitz, guitarist Blake Saul, drummer Alex Roman, bassist Paul Spirou, wrote, recorded, and produced the album on their own, and in their own studio. This left the band with full reign to their creative choices on the album.
Toronto, Ontario’s rising post-hardcore band Words Like Wildfire have released their brand new effort, Classic Tragedy. The band formed in 2017 by vocalist Ian Archer, bassist and vocalist A.J. Chmilar, guitarist Cody Wood, and drummer Avery Mocha. Words Like Wildfire has garnered much success the past three years, including opening slots for such acts as Secrets, Picturesque, Silent Planet, and even playing the Toronto date on the 2018 edition of the Vans Warped Tour. Unlike their previous collection of music on their 2017 debut EP, Quarter Life Crisis, the band shift themselves towards a more defined mix of pop punk and post-hardcore with these five brand new tunes they’ve worked very hard on getting out to listeners. Classic Tragedy was recorded at Room 21 Sound in Toronto. It was produced, engineered, and mixed by Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Rarity) and finally mastered by the legendary mastering engineer Ted Jensen, who has worked on more than a few hundred of albums over his extensive career.
Metalcore/post-hardcore band, Ice Nine Kills, based out of Boston, Massachusetts are set to release their upcoming live acoustic EP, Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel. The record is based around a live acoustic set from a small crowded show in Colorado at The Stanley Hotel, where Stephen King loosely based the story in his famous novel, The Shining. The EP features five tracks from their previous album, The Silver Scream.
One of the newest bands on the scene set to rise through the ranks is the metalcore/post-hardcore band, GroundCulture who hail from Newcastle, England. The quintet have delivered their much anticipated ten track debut record, How Well Do You Know Yourself? The band’s music is meant for the black sheep, the underdogs, the outcasts. This album was created with the purpose of making the outsiders feel seen, heard, and as though they belong. Every single track on How Well Do You Really Know Yourself? was designed by the members of GroundCulture to approach a different angle of an individual’s self-discovery.