Posts Tagged ‘Music Video’

The Mighty Swine

Photo Credit: Missie Tong Photography

The Mighty Swine is a progressive melodic metal band that I hope you are already familiar with. If not, please allow me to introduce you to your new favorite metal band.  The Mighty Swine from Cincinnati, Ohio deliver metal the way it is meant to be, full on shredding guitars, fierce bass lines, heavy hitting drums and powerful vocals on lyrical hooks that feed your need for good music! The Mighty Swine features Cincinnati legend, Mike Skimmerhorn (CHASTAIN/CJSS) on Vocals / Bass, Stacey Donahue and Jeff Tong on Guitar, and Rory Faciane on Drums. They have just released their video for their new song, Last Man Standing

The video was shot and directed by Nikk Hearn-Sutton (RUSH – Time Machine DVD) Last Man Standing is a politically charged modern social commentary on the ever increasing police state tactics used by the American Government against it’s own people ala: the Clive Bundy standoff. A radical change from the party hard content of previous releases, The Mighty Swine are a different animal on this release.  Check out the video here:


The song is the title track off their upcoming album which is scheduled for a May 20th release. You can head over to and get your pre-order in now. It is definitely one that we are excited for.


The Mighty Swine


Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Forever Still

Hailing from Copenhagen, Demark is Forever Still and these fierce rockers are ready to take over the music scene with their female fronted rock band. In a time when the music scene is suffering such an identity crisis and people are busy placing labels and genres on a band’s music, along comes along Forever Still and is breaking the mold of Rock and Roll. Their intense sound can take you from catchy melodies, passionate vocals to smoldering guitars and energetic drumming. The stunning vocals of Maja brings such intensity to their songs, she has quite a vocal range and is spectacular at creating the connection to the listener.

Forever Still is Maja Schønning, Mikkel Haastrup, Chad T. Charlton and Carsten Christensen and they have been causing quite a buzz out in Denmark and now it is time for the rest of the world to fall in love with them.  They have recently released their 4 song EP Breaking Free. You can purchase the album on their Bandcamp page and I would strongly encourage it since I am getting quite hooked on it!

Cover Art Breaking Free

They have recently released their music video for their high energy fiery track, The Last Day. Check it out here:


So make sure to pick up their EP Breaking Free, check out Forever Still on their social media sites and tell all your friends about this awesome band. I will see if we can bring you an interview with Forever Still. 

~ Marisol

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Pop Evil

Pop Evil’s song, Torn To Pieces” from their highly successful album, Onyx has been rapidly climbing the charts and hits the Top 5 spot. The song deals with the loss of loved ones, something everyone is bound to go through. Digging up the past can be very difficult, says vocalist Leigh Kakaty,Losing someone close to you has a healing process, and I choose to do it through this video. They have released a new video for the song which is directed by Johan Carlén and you can check it out here:


Pop Evil is currently set to start another tour, this time co-headlining with  Escape The Fate and label mates Avatar and Glamour of the Kill which kicks off at the end of this month.  Pop Evil have been busy touring in support of their album ONYX as well as recently collaborating with legendary artist DMC who recently remixed their No. 1 hit single, Trenches.  The remix will be feature on the opening video montage prior to each game for the ACC Network telecasts. You can watch the video clip  here.  We also caught a quick interview with a couple of the guys at last year’s Aftershock Festival and we have some great photos you can check out here. Here is our interview from Aftershock Festival with Nick and Chachi:


So make sure to mark your calendars and not miss this great tour! Visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news and if more dates will be announced.


Upcoming Tour Dates – Pop Evil and Escape The Fate:

  • 4/30 – St. Louis, MO – Pop’s
  • 5/1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
  • 5/3 – Asbury Park, N – Stone Pony
  • 5/4 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
  • 5/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
  • 5/7 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
  • 5/8 – Rochester, NY – Water Street
  • 5/9 – South Bend, IN – Club Fever
  • 5/10 – Fond Du Lac, WI – The Shack Event Center
  • 5/11 – Boone, IA – Lazerfest – Central Iowa Expo
  • 5/13 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
  • 5/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
  • 5/15 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
  • 5/16 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
  • 5/19 – Johnson City,TN – Capone’s
  • 5/20 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
  • 5/21 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
  • 5/22 – Broussard, LA – The Station


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San Diego Rockers Secrets have been having a lot of success with their latest album, Fragile Figures which you can pick up here on Itunes., With an album full of well crafted songs, catchy melodies,  It is no surprise that everyone is taking notice of this great band emotionally driven lyrics and songs that capture the listener. Secrets just released a new music video for Maybe Next May. You can check out the video here:


Secrets are currently out on tour with Blessthefall for the Hollow Bodies tour and will also be out on tour this summer for the Vans Warped Tour.  They have quite a tour schedule ahead and many opportunities to catch them live. Check the tour dates below and find out where you are going to be seeing them next:

Apr 15 Rocketownw/ Blessthefall Nashville, TN
Apr 16 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Apr 17 The State Theatre St Petersburg, FL
Apr 18 Culture Roomw/ Blessthefall Fort Lauderdale, FL
Apr 19 Freebird Live Jacksonville Beach, FL
Apr 20 Tremont Music Hallw/ Blessthefall Charlotte, NC
Apr 22 Altar Barw/ Blessthefall Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 23 Baltimore Soundstagew/ Blessthefall Baltimore, MD
Apr 24 Theatre of Living Artsw/ Blessthefall Philadelphia, PA
Apr 25 Irving Plazaw/ Blessthefall New York, NY
Apr 26 Paradise Rock Clubw/ Blessthefall Boston, MA
Apr 27 La Tulipe Montreal, Canada
Apr 29 Opera Housew/ Blessthefall Toronto, Canada
Apr 30 Rum Runners Music Hall London, Canada
May 01 St. Andrew’s Hallw/ Blessthefall Detroit, MI
May 02 Agora Ballroomw/ Blessthefall Cleveland, OH
May 03 House Of Bluesw/ Blessthefall Chicago, IL
May 04 Mill City Nightsw/ Blessthefall Minneapolis, MN
May 06 Summit Music Hallw/ Blessthefall Denver, CO
May 07 Club Soundw/ Blessthefall Salt Lake City, UT
May 08 Knitting Factoryw/ Blessthefall, Si… Boise, ID
May 09 Studio Sevenw/ Blessthefall Seattle, WA
May 10 Hawthorne Theatrew/ Blessthefall Portland, OR
May 11 DNA Loungew/ Blessthefall San Francisco, CA
May 13 House of Bluesw/ Blessthefall Anaheim, CA
May 14 Somaw/ Blessthefall San Diego, CA
May 15 Nile Theaterw/ Blessthefall Mesa, AZ
Jun 11 Jakes Sports Cafe Lubbock, TX
Jun 13 Reliant Center Parking Lot Houston, TX
Jun 14 AT&T Center San Antonio, TX
Jun 15 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
Jun 17 Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
Jun 18 Quail Run Park Mesa, AZ
Jun 19 Luxor Lot Las Vegas, NV
Jun 20 Pomona Fairplex Pomona, CA
Jun 21 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
Jun 22 Seaside Park Ventura, CA
Jun 25 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA
Jun 26 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Loma Rica, CA
Jun 28 White River Amphitheatre Auburn, WA
Jun 29 Portland Expo Center Portland, OR
Jul 02 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Maryland Heights, MO
Jul 03 Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN
Jul 04 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, Canada
Jul 05 Parterre Notre Dame Montreal, Canada
Jul 06 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
Jul 08 Darien Lake PAC Darien Center, NY
Jul 09 Toyota Pavilion Scranton, PA
Jul 10 Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA
Jul 11 Susquehanna Bank Center Pennsauken Township, NJ
Jul 12 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
Jul 13 Xfinity Theatre Hartford, CT
Jul 15 First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
Jul 16 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
Jul 17 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Jul 18 The Palace Of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI
Jul 19 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL
Jul 20 Canterbury Park Shakopee, MN
Jul 22 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
Jul 23 Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 24 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood Atlanta, GA
Jul 25 Vinoy Park St Petersburg, FL
Jul 26 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 27 Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando, FL
Jul 28 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC
Jul 29 Tennessee State Fairgrounds Nashville, TN
Jul 30 Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee, WI
Jul 31 Sandstone Amphitheater Bonner Springs, KS
Aug 02 Utah State Fairpark Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 03 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Denver, CO


So make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on the latest Secrets news.

~ Marisol

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1982… For me… what a year… Freshman/Sophmore year at the all girls Catholic School Notre Dame in Belmont, California. I begged to go to the local public school after going to private uniform schools for the past 8 years but no luck…. So the best part is I remember we had MTV. We had just got it and I was glued to it the fist couple weekends that we had it. I remember we were vacationing at the house we rented every summer in Lake Tahoe and we got up there and they had the MTV channel. My whole world changed!! It happened to be the weekend where they spent most of it broadcasting Todd Rundgren Utopia concert but I got enough music videos to beg my Father to get it for us when we got back. Upon returning, our area was the new recipients of MTV and it gave me all the entertainment that I needed.  So here is my Top Twenty Music Videos from 1982.

20. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

19. Only the Lonely  – the Motels

18 Centerfold – J. Geils Band

17. Don’t You Want Me – Human League

16. Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners

15. Shake it UP – The Cars

14. Rick Springfield – Don’t Talk to Strangers

13. Beat It – Michael Jackson

12. Who Can it Be Now – Men at Work

11. Heat of the Moment – Asia

10. Mony, Mony – Billy Idol

9.  You Can Do Magic – America

8. Caught up in You – 38 Special

7. I ran (So Far Away) – A Flock of Seagulls

6. I Love it Loud – KISS

5. Goodbye to You – Patty Smith

4 Young Turks – Rod Stewart

3. Rock the Casbah – The Clash

2. I love Rock n Roll – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

1. I think I’m in Love – Eddie Money


Now that is a list that I can watch over and over!!! Tell me what your favorite video was from 1982. Lastly is my favorite video but I think it came out the year before but I must have watched it over and over and wore out my American Gigolo Vinyl. Here is my all time fave, “Call Me” by Blondie

~ Marisol




One of my favorite bands that I told you about in a post back in May  that includes an interview with Phil Goff, has recently released a video for their kick ass song, “All in  My Head” which is from their new EP Beneath the Skin, and you can check it out here:

A Story Beneath is an incredible band from Santa Clarita, California. Phil Goff is on Guitar and Vocals, Toddy Libby on Bass and Keys, and Markus Flick on drums. These three guys come together with driving rhythms, melodic chords blended with some powerful rock reminiscent of Silverchair, early Tool and Incubus but they definitely have a sound of their own.  Once you start listening to them, believe me, you might not stop. I told you about one of my Go To songs which is  “Chamelion”. This song just gets up in me and has me revived in an instant.  You can get their new EP right on CDBaby here.

So make sure to check them on their social media sites and check out their new music. They will take you on a melodic rock ride that will hold you spellbound.  They have created a campaign through GOFUNDME to raise funds to get this album out there. Take a listen to their music and you will be just as excited to be part of their artistic vision and join them in getting this album completed!

~ Enjoy, Marisol

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