• Jun : 16 : 2017 - SPOTLIGHT: FAR AWAY STABLES – New Album ‘Between Rage and Serenity’
  • May : 31 : 2017 - Eclipses for Eyes – POLARIS Album Review / Video
  • Feb : 4 : 2017 - STARSET – Live Photo Gallery
  • Aug : 19 : 2016 - SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Live Photo Gallery
  • Aug : 12 : 2016 - Spotlight: COLD SUMMER Release ‘Fight To Survive’ EP (Listen & Watch) [Post-Hardcore, Punk Rock]

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Starset in a cinematic hard rock band from Columbus, Ohio. Last year they went on tour supporting Breaking Benjamin. Now they’re playing through a mostly sold out headlining tour. The band just released their sophomore epic titled ‘Vessels’ on January 20th. A follow up to the 2014 acclaimed album ‘Transmissions’.   Starset was formed by Downplay vocalist Dustin Bates in 2013, who is also the band’s lead singer, songwriter, and   Read More ...

Categories: Music News, News

  Louder than Life festival returns to Louisville, Kentucky for its third year to showcase the best that music, food, and whiskey have to offer. With headliners including Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, and Slayer, fans will be exposed to a completely immersive, one-of-a-kind experience.   The two-day festival takes place in Champions Park near downtown Louisville on October 1 & 2, 2016. In addition to rock icons and newcomers, world-renowned chefs,   Read More ...

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After binge-listening to Silversun Pickups for week leading up to the show. I was more than elated to have my camera in-hand when the lights went down and they took the stage. I was conflicted between enjoying the songs and getting good shots. I just wanted to rock out with the band in-between shots I was bobbing my head like it was my own private show.   They put on   Read More ...

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Bad Luck Prodigy are a alternative trio from Houston, TX. They recently released their EP, “Enlightenment” by teaming up with their producer and engineer, J.R. Paredes. Watch their interview with Ampkicker where they talk their debut EP –     Listen to the new EP here:   Enlightenment by Bad Luck Prodigy      

Categories: Interviews, News

Thrice LIVE @ Marquee Theater 06/05/2016 Their new album ‘To Be Everywhere is To Be Nowhere‘ is out now.     Setlist: Hurricane Silhouette Of Dust and Nations All the World Is Mad Black Honey Backdraft The Long Defeat Wood and Wire The Sky Is Falling Treading Paper Daedalus Cold Cash and Colder Hearts Hold Fast Hope Blood on the Sand Death From Above Anthology For Miles   Encore: The   Read More ...

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After the disbandment of his previous band The Crypt Alive, Walker Glenn continued to write melodic death metal on his own. He recorded with his former TCA bandmate Parker Long, who excitedly agreed to play bass for his new project. Parker recruited former TCA bandmate Jay Woodall to reprise his guitarist role, and the lineup was finished with former Cauterize The Soul drummer Shelby McMullen. Later on, Walker had decided   Read More ...

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CEO Clothing is a clothing brand located in Houston, Texas. The company gets the majority of their products through American Apparel. They have a wide range of clothing selections that would be great for indoor and outdoor activities, as well as, casual wear. The brand takes pride in supporting musicians and skaters in Houston, and hopes to introduce a unique clothing styles to the fashion world.    1)What made you   Read More ...

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Hailing from York, United Kingdom, One Way Street provides fans and newcomers alike with a refreshing sound of anthemic 2000’s pop punk. OWS are embarking on an exciting journey filled with new music, impressive gigs, and dedicated fans. OWS’s energetic performances and intimate gigs provide fans with a unique live experience unmatched by anyone else in the scene. Opening for popular American synthpop band Metro Station in October, One Way   Read More ...

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  Scott here, AmpKicker.com editor, creator, and independent music advocate. I started this website in 2009 (under a previous domain) to practice some web building techniques and to let my friends (and bands) know who I was listening to. Then it turned into a obsession, to find that ‘one band’ that’s going to break into the scene. An eternal search for the band that hit all the right spots and   Read More ...

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I was so fortunate to interview one of my musical idols growing up. James Black of Finger Eleven. Finger Eleven played a huge part of my musical upbringing. I would say they were the first band to add that missing dimension of imaginative lyrics and unorthodox guitar methods. They were far from the feel of Metallica and were much more complex than the power chords of Nirvana or the churn   Read More ...

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It’s an exciting time for Ohio’s Miss May I right now. Reuniting with long-time collaborator Joey Sturgis (producer of the band’s first two albums, as well as The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandra and others), the metalcore outfit emerged from the studio earlier this August with their fifth full length LP, Deathless.   A non-stop barrage of demonic vocals, wrathful, breakneck guitars and machine gun drums, the album is equal   Read More ...

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