Win the chance to see Soundgarden at this year’s Hard Rock Calling

July 2, 2012 at 7:05 pm (Music News) (, , , , , )

Rock Sound are offering the chance to see Soundgarden headline Hard Rock Calling on July 13th.

The recently reformed band are headlining on the Friday of the three day event and will appear alongside the likes of The Mars Volta, Skindred, Kids In Glass Houses, Black Stone Cherry, Hawk Eyes and The Dirty Youth.

To win all you have to do is enter for free on Rock Sound’s website or click here.

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Quick and the Dead – For The Rhythm

June 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm (Reviews, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Photo courtesy of Tom Barnes 

After building up a following across the UK, Jersey based four-piece Quick and the Dead are ready to release their ferocious new EP For The Rhythm on June 6th.

From the word go this Jersey band are stating their claim in the music industry and doing it loudly. The opening song to this five-track EP starts at it means to go on. An infectious guitar riff, vocals that are full of attitude, an explosive fury of pounding drums and an addictive bassline, Get Scared exudes energy. With frontman Nick Baxter shouting “You’ve never heard a sound like this before”, it grabs hold of your senses and doesn’t let go. 

If you didn’t know otherwise then you would think this band had been around for years. Their sound is experienced and driven and can be seen to rival any UK or American pop-rock band. Yet Savaged and title track For The Rhythm manage to match this with a unique and refreshing stamp on a genre that needed awakening. Both tracks are high-energy in your face musical glimpses into what rock music should sound like; dynamic and exciting. 

In parts there is a mix of Feeder and Life of Agony with the hard edge of The Blackout creeping in to make Quick and the Dead a band to watch. Their songs are well constructed pieces of rock dynamite that show versatility and a passion for what they do.

For The Rhythm is powerful and dramatic, bringing rock music back to life and silencing those who said it was dead!

For more information about the band and for the forthcoming EP visit their website at:  http://www.quickandthedead.co.uk/ or their Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/#!/QATD

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30 Seconds To Mars – This Is War

April 10, 2011 at 12:35 pm (Music News, Music Videos) (, , , , , )

The long-awaited video to 30 Seconds To Mars’ This Is War is finally here.

Rock Sound are showing the video in full over on their website.

Click here to have a watch. (It’s very good, although it had to be after building it up for months and months!)

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Funeral For A Friend stream new album

March 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm (Music News) (, , , , )

Funeral For A Friend are streaming their latest album Welcome Home Armageddon over on their Facebook page.

To listen to the album in full click here.

The album has been described by Rock Sound as being the album “for those of you that have waited eight years to hear ‘Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation: Part Two’, well, here it is” and Funeral For A Friend returning to their roots and sounding “more like themselves than they have done in years.”  Well worth the listen!

For the full review click here.

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Is rock music really dead?

January 12, 2011 at 11:28 am (Music News, Thoughts) (, , , , , , , , )

An article that appeared in the Guardian has caused a huge wave of responses from musicians and journalists alike after it stated that rock music was on its last legs.

Click here for the article.

Rock Sound have responsed and have posted over on their website the thoughts from members of bands and singers who believe what was written was a load of s**t.

As Gavin from The Blackout said: “Rock isn’t dead, talent is. All the songs in the charts are rehashed oldies with over auto-tuned bollocks over the top.” This I agree with, the article states that according to the charts the only big rock songs that had success in 2010 were Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing and Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machine. Journey’s song only made it back in to the charts because of Glee, sad state of affairs that a song has to appear on a prime-time show to get recognised.

Surely out of all the genres of music rock is the one where chart positions aren’t important. Yes the charts are dominated by R ‘n’ B and American rappers and there is a lack of rock but for me its the gigs by my favourite rock artists that really matter. I’m sure members of Led Zeppelin or Deftones aren’t waiting by a radio on Sunday night to hear if their song or album had reached number one or not, of course a number one album isn’t something to say no to but its the fan base that attend their shows that I think they are more concerned about.

If rock music is dead as the article claims then why are festivals such as Sonisphere and Download doing so well?

The article is purely based on record sales and this is where the problem lies, just because rock music isn’t stating it’s claim in the charts doesn’t mean it’s dead!

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Rock Sound’s top 75 albums of 2010

December 19, 2010 at 11:52 pm (Music News) (, , , , )

Rock Sound have been counting down the best 75 albums released this year and have now revealed the top 15.

At number one is Bring Me The Horizon with Deftone’s Diamond Eyes coming in at number two. Deftones in my opinion should have been given the top spot, their album is truely phenomenal and they are one of the best bands I have seen live, eventhough I did get crushed.

For the full list head over to Rocksound.tv

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Paramore brothers quit

December 18, 2010 at 8:50 pm (Music News) (, , , , )

Brothers Josh and Zac have left Paramore after telling the rest of the band they wanted to quit two months ago.

To read the full statement on Rock Sound click here.

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