An Interview with Hatebreed: Signs Of The Times

An Interview with Hatebreed: Signs Of The Times

L-R: Wayne Lozinak, Matt Byrne, Jamey Jasta, Frank Novinec, Chris Beattie

Music can affect us profoundly—the most powerful works offer exposition of feelings, a cleverly captured essence of our time, and enable us to connect with ourselves through song.

Such artistic expression and massive appeal is found across all genres—think of Green Day, NWA, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, among others—the acts that take us on a culturally connected journey through phases in time.

These artists create the records that serve as the soundtrack of our times. Our time has been captured. Enter Hatebreed and their newest record, The Concrete Confessional, an album that eventually will act as a representative relic, explaining the nuisances facing society—the plagues of a recent past—the hurt and suffering of our time.

Vocalist Jamey Jasta, bassist Chris Beattie, drummer Matthew Byrne and guitarists Wayne Lozinak and Frank Novinec, mark their first release on Nuclear Blast Records. The Concrete Confessional follows 2013’s The Divinity Of Purpose, which debuted at #1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart. The album was recorded …

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Our Massive 2016 Summer Concert Guide

Our Massive 2016 Summer Concert Guide

Most music fans know by now that summertime is prime time for touring bands. There is always a myriad of shows to attend during the summer months and it can be impossible to choose which ones to attend. Luckily, The Aquarian Weekly has got you covered. We researched the best concerts in the area and put together this guide to help you determine which shows are most worth your time. There’s something for everyone in this list from classic rock to alt-metal to ‘80s pop to hip-hop, so give this guide a read and we’re sure you’ll find something that piques your interest.

 

Cyndi Lauper & Boy George – May 25, May 26, May 28, May 29

Pop icons Cyndi Lauper and Boy George have teamed up for an extravagant tour this summer. Both artists have remained active since their prime in the ‘80s. Lauper released her 11th studio album, Detour, earlier this year, which consists of covers of 12 country western music standards. Boy George released his latest album, This Is What

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Still In Their Wonder Years: An Interview with The Summer Set

Still In Their Wonder Years: An Interview with The Summer Set

The Summer Set is a pop rock band straight out of Arizona with some of the catchiest and most meaningful songs. They formed almost 10 years ago and have done a lot in their career as a band considering how young each member is. The five-piece were in a rut recently where they felt like their time was up as a band. Then, they decided to release their fourth album titled Stories For Monday, and continue their career together to see where it takes them. I had the chance of talking with Brian Logan Dales, the vocalist of the group, about this situation and the fate of the band from here on out. Spoiler alert: The Summer Set isn’t going anywhere. Read what Brian had to say about some songs on the new album, touring, performing at a Bernie Sanders rally, and more below.

Congrats on the new album! I know this album was kind of unplanned when it comes to actually being released being that you guys were just about to announce that

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Scott Stapp Resurrected: New Tour, New Purpose, New Gig

Scott Stapp Resurrected: New Tour, New Purpose, New Gig

If “Jesus Was A Rockstar,” then Creed’s former frontman, Scott Stapp, is a rock and roll Lazarus. In the late ’90s into the new millennium, Creed’s multi-platinum albums My Own Prison, Human Clay and Weathered catapulted the Christian-influenced band with such megahits as “Higher” and “With Arms Wide Open.” Evolving from the pinnacle of success, Stapp departed from the band to launch his first solo album The Great Divide in 2005. The well-received solo effort proved Stapp’s musical evolution was necessary for him as an artist at the time. All the while, however, he continued with his philanthropic ventures which began back when Creed was topping the charts. The singer’s With Arms Wide Open Foundation aimed to serve underprivileged children with donations from Stapp reaching upwards to one-million dollars.
In 2013, Stapp released the single “Slow Suicide” with lyrics, “I have fallen…I have broken every piece,” perhaps, signaling the stranglehold his mental illness, coupled with substance abuse, was beginning to have on his life. Though Stapp’s memoir Sinner’s Creed seemed to channel his faith …

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Shoreworld: Wicked Hollow – Live From Hangar One Studio Sessions

Shoreworld: Wicked Hollow – Live From Hangar One Studio Sessions

Wicked Hollow officially started in the summer of 2015. Lead singer Bryan Wood and drum man Andrew Lawler had been playing together since meeting in sixth grade. They went on to form a band with neighborhood friend Nick Schmidt on lead guitar. Nick could be heard on Wicked Hollow’s first EP, Resolution Revolution. The addition of Anthony Marino on bass came about after Bryan and Andrew’s 2014 high school band bit the dust.  The foursome formed in an effort to establish themselves as more than just another high school band, but the journey was not free of hurdles.

Things were looking great with the band launch in 2015. Chemistry was level and the boys had just acquired a manager and the music was flowing in a positive direction. The first bump in the road happened right as the band was releasing their first EP. That bump came in the form of finding out that their band name (Cahoots) was already being used by a group in the UK. After a few months of back …

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Anti-Valentine’s Vampire Ball @ Slake

Anti-Valentine’s Vampire Ball

Slake

February 14, 2016

NEW YORK, NY—A spectacular event—the last of its kind—was hosted by impresario and fangmaster Fr. Sebastiaan on Sunday, Valentine’s Day, at Slake (formerly Downtime at the Batcave) calling itself the 20th anniversary of the annual “Anti-Valentine’s Vampire Ball”—up to now a regular, recurring event.

Gatekeeper Victor Magnus, prolific writer on various dark subjects, and celebrity co-host greeted the 400 or so revelers who attended the occasion—newcomers as well as habitual, perennial attendees. Impresario Fr. Sebastiaan van Houten has been hosting Goth and vampire-themed events going back to 1997, at which time they were termed “Long Black Veil” nights, and originated …

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Hemming: Hemming

Hemming

Hemming

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New acoustic singer/songwriter, Hemming, has broken through the barrier between basement band and sensational songstress. Formerly known as Candice Martello, the Philadelphia native has faced her fair share of struggles in the music world, but her single “Vitamins” catapulted the Drexel graduate into a record deal and overnight success. The …

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