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It is so easy to lose touch with a friend or lose a connection with someone or something that made an impact on you. Life gets busy, we have obstacles to overcome and sometimes it just simply happens. But remember that feeling when you reconnect with that someone special or pull out your favorite cassette tape from the past and your passion is renewed in an instant? That is exactly how I feel right now as I have rekindled my love for Ionia.

I first came across Ionia as they performed with Smile Empty Soul back in May of 2012. I remember being completely blown away by them and I picked up their CD and played it the whole long ride home from Sacramento. Time passed and unfortunately with my busy schedule, I didn’t stay connected to their music. But that won’t happen again.

New York City Rockers, Ionia have released an epic cinematic video for their song, They Look Like Big Strong Hands Don’t They and it is well deserving of your time and attention. The song is absolutely captivating as the emotionally driven lyrics just seem to reach out to you and pick you up from where ever you have been or whatever you are struggling with. It is stellar and will take you on a musical journey of emotions, leading you right to where you belong. Their music will feed your soul. Check out the video here:

The song is their second single off Captain Humility and you can pick up it up on iTunes. Ionia are currently in the studio recording their new EP, Postcards From The Edge: Chapter 1. Delta 32, with Mike Sapone (Brand NewTaking Back Sunday) which I am very excited about.

Make sure to check out Ionia, this is one band that truly cares about their fans, the world we live in and how to make it a better place.  I will leave you with their video for Captain Humility. Now that I have renewed my connection with Ionia, maybe it is time to reach out to those people in my life that I have lost touch with.

~ Marisol

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Last night was a rainy one in San Francisco but inside the Regency Ballroom you found a crowd of even more soaked fans. These fans were drenched in sweat as they had spent the night moshing, crowd surfing and just releasing every ounce of energy. Asking Alexandria was just as fierce on the stage, reciprocating with their own adrenaline filled set that left everyone Breathless! What a fantastic night. As you know, Asking Alexandria are one of our favorite bands and when they perform live, it is as you have been shocked by a defibrillator. You receive the right amount of electric dose of energy to bring you back to life.

The 14 song setlist included songs from all their albums and the crowd went wild for each and every song, whether they were singing along to Moving On, fist pounding to Not The American Average, or intensely moshing to The Prophecy or To The Stage.  What I love about this band, is that each and every one of them has insurmountable stage presence that combined delivers a spectacular set.

Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

If the Moving On Tour is coming to a venue remotely near you, do yourself a favor and get to a show!  The Tour features headliners Asking Alexandria with special guests Bless the Fall, Chelsea Grin, Upon a Burning Body and the Family Ruin. Check the dates below:

  • TUE 12/02 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO  MOVED TO EL CORAZON
  • THU 12/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • FRI 12/05 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • SAT 12/06 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Briens
  • SUN 12/07 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
  • WED 12/10 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
  • THU 12/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
  • FRI 12/12 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
  • SAT 12/13 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
  • SUN 12/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • TUE 12/16 – Watertown, NY @ Exhibition Hall
  • WED 12/17 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
  • FRI 12/19 – Norfold, VA @ The Norva
  • SAT 12/20 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s


There are also only two more weeks remaining until the release of The Asking Alexandria LIVE Concert DVD, LIVE FROM BRIXTON AND BEYOND DVD. The 2 disc Live Concert DVD is set to release on December 15th through Sumerian Records. Just in time for you to pick it up for Christmas and make sure to get one for everyone on your list! “At long last, we are FINALLY releasing our first ever DVD,” says guitarist BEN BRUCE. “We have been promising this DVD for a long time now, but trust me when I say it was worth the wait. There is so much unseen footage on this release including our sold-out show at Brixton in London, our reckless Halloween concert in Hollywood, intimate behind the scenes footage, the ‘Through Sin and Self Destruction’ short film and every music video we have ever recorded. It’s been a long time in the making but we hope you enjoy every second of this. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years and welcome to the family.

Make sure to also check their social media sites for updates on tour dates.

~ Marisol

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A Skylit Drive have just released a new lyric video for their song, Shadows which is off their upcoming album, Rise: Ascension which will feature acoustic re-invention of their critically acclaimed album, Rise. The album is set to release on January 6th through Tragic Hero Records. Check out the lyric video here:

You can pre-order the album and receive an instant download of the first single “Pendulum.” For the new record, the band enlisted platinum producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Something Corporate, The Rocket Summer) who worked with the band on the pre-production of Rise. The album is a complete re-work of their shows which featuring piano, cello, bass, and other assorted instruments.

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

~ Marisol

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Going through concert announcements a few weeks ago, I spotted William Control playing in Munich. Unfortunately not a headliner tour, but some acts you just need to see live any opportunity you can get. It was William Control’s first time in Germany with this project. Last time was seven years ago with Aiden.

That evening he opened for Combichrist. As it is common in Munich and probably some others places too, the room’s not really crowded, when the opening act gets on stage. I couldn’t say how many people really heard of William Control before. If they’d known more about him, there definitely would’ve been more people at the beginning of his show.


He started the set with ‘All due restraint’ from the 2010 released album ‘Noir’. Throughout the show he played songs from all his albums ‘Novus Ordo seclorum’, ‘Hate culture’ and ‘Neuromancer’. William was constantly moving around on stage, throwing and catching his mic or circling it around his neck. No standstill whatsoever. It’s fun to watch and the songs he chose invited the audience to sing along, which they even did at some point (not really loud, but I saw them singing) and believe me, the audience of this city is really hard to get that far, esp. when they’re just introduced to someone that night.  I’d have loved to hear much more, but you always meet twice in life, so there I’m hoping for a 2nd time. Hopefully in 2015! I missed the song ‘Illuminator’ that evening, in fact one of my fave songs of the current record ‘Neuromancer’. All in due time I guess.

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William was at the merch table after the show to talk to fans, autograph stuff and take pictures. Chances to meet bands after the shows are rare these days, so it was really nice he took some time to hang out.

European tour ends December 20th after an almost two-month period.


  • All due restraint
  • Beautiful Loser
  • Strangers
  • Price we pay
  • New world order
  • Revelator
  • Razors Edge
  • I’m only human sometimes


Interview with William Control in San Francisco with Music Junkie Press


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Don Vedda, is a young self taught multi-instrumentalist whom has performed with Jamie’s Elsewhere, Casino Madrid, Oceans and most recently as lead guitarist for Dev. His most recent solo project is garnering a lot of praise and well deserved attention. He has just released a music video for his song, Love at First Sight. It is a great song featured on his debut EP and truly captures the lusty and love attraction that we have all experienced at one time. Check out the video here:

Don explains about the video, “I’m really happy with how the video came out and I had a blast hanging out with my band, babes, and friends! I have never been a frontman before so it was a new experience and I spent most of the shoot trying not to laugh my ass off.”

His self titled debut EP was recorded and produced by Brian Grider in Los Angeles CA. Don‘s deep appreciation of music shines through his six songs as they take you on a musical journey highlighting influences of rock, pop, metal, blues and much more. We need more young musicians to venture out as Don has and show that music can be created and enjoyed without the confines of genres.

Don Vedda is:

  • Don Vedda – Vocals, Guitars, Acoustic Guitars,Programming, & Keyboards
  • Aaron New – Drums & Percussion
  • Richie King – Bass & Back Up Vocals

Make sure to pick up his self titled EP on iTunes here and visit the social media sites to stay up to date on the latest news.

~ Marisol

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IRONTOM have just released a new music video for their song, The Minista and it has me hooked! I am not even going to try and describe their style or genre, they are simply put… DAMN FINE MUSIC! I love their infectious sound and I hope you do too. Check out their video here:

You can check out IRONTOM perform live at The Roxy in Hollywood on December 3rd. Head over to for details and tickets. We are hoping they add a Northern California date soon, we need our IRONTOM fix!


  • Zach Irons (Guitar)
  • Harry Hayes (Lead Vocals)
  • Dyl Williams (Drums)
  • Daniel Saslow (Keys)
  • Dane Sandborg (Bass)

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

~ Marisol

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2014 is definitely the year for The Relapse Symphony! They not only put out what I believe is one of the top albums of the year, did some extensive non-stop touring but now are going to be releasing what could be another top album! They are going to be releasing an acoustic version of their album, Shadows titled Shadows The Acoustic Sessions.  The LP is set for release on December 16th through Standby Records and they have just launched the pre-order. Head over to and get your order in. Make sure to pick up extra copies so you can give them to your friends for the holidays!

I listened to the album and I have to tell you….. WOW, It is just as amazing as their original and with the acoustic atmosphere, it brings to life so much emotion. Bret’s vocals are spot on spectacular and the backing vocals from the band is superb. Unbelievable and what a great group of talented young musicians. I can’t wait for you to hear it, so get your orders in!

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Guitarist J.C. Charles says, “After releasing SHADOWS in July and touring it all Summer, we really began to appreciate the songs in a raw, live setting. We wanted to challenge ourselves to strip the album down completely and go in and do the whole thing acoustic. We are so used to recording in fancy studios with producers and a lot of complicated arrangements, and it felt good to do away with all of that and just do these songs live and acoustic. This acoustic album feels like a good transition from SHADOWS to our next record, which is sure to be much less produced and more raw and aggressive.

I will leave you with a couple of their videos,  “One More Yesterday” & “Savage Eyes” These are easily two of our favorite songs from the album Shadows. The video for Savage Eyes has a mysterious old time horror film vibe, which really fits the song well. One More Yesterday delivers a cinematic portrayal of a funeral for Bret and was inspired by J.C.’s concept. It includes cameo appearances from members of Burn Halo, Dead Rabbitts and more.  Check them both out below

“One More Yesterday” :

“Savage Eyes” :

If you don’t already have it, make sure to also pick up the original album, Shadows on  iTunes here.  Make sure to check our full album review here. Need more of The Relapse Symphony? Check out the photos from their set in San Francisco on the Shapeshiftour.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news and tour updates. I will leave you with an interview we did when The Relapse Symphony made there stop in San Francisco for the Shapeshiftour.

~ Marisol


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Fresh off their Fall run with You Me At Six, L.A’s STARS IN STEREO join Alien Ant Farm on the remainder of the ANTarchy tour. In anticipation, the band has released an uncensored version of their most talked about music video ‘Leave Your Mark’. This NSFW video is so hot, even VEVO and Suicide Girls couldn’t handle it! See for your self by searching for the secret door at

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER  (w/ Alien Ant Farm)
  • 11/21 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue Theatre
  • 11/22 Lansing, MI – The Loft @ Harem Urban Lounge
  • 11/25 Fredericksburg, VA – Hard Times
  • 11/26 Morgantown, WV – Schmitt’s Saloon
  • 11/28 Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar
  • 11/29 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
  • 11/30 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
  • 12/02 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
  • 12/04 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
  • 12/05 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
  • 12/06 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
  • 12/07 Denver, CO – Casselman’s Bar & Venue
  • 12/09 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre

JANUARY (w/Bush & Theory of a Deadman)

  • 30 San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center
  • 31 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern


  • 02 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
  • 03 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
  • 05 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
  • 07 Kansas City, MO – Harvest Bank Theatre
  • 08 Cedar Rapids, IA – The Paramount Theatre
  • 10 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
  • 11 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
  • 14 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
  • 15 Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion
  • 17 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
  • 18 Toronto,ON – Sound Academy
  • 20 Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale
  • 21 Lewiston, ME – Androscoggin Bank Colisee
  • 23 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
  • 24 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
  • 27 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
  • 28 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom


  • 01 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
  • 03 Silver Springs, MD – Filmore
  • 04 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
  • 06 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
  • 10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
  • 11 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
  • 13 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
  • 14 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre

In case you missed it, check out our interview from last year with Stars In Stereo here. We are so excited to see a San Francisco date on the tour and we look forward to bringing you complete coverage of their show. We will see if we can bring you another interview as well. Stay up to date on what they are doing by visiting and following their social media sites.

~ Marisol


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Our favorite Gothic Punk Rock band Ashestoangels have released another video from their album, Horror Cult. This time it is for their song, Heavy Words and Hollow Bones. Check it out here:

The video really has me excited to see them live! It really gives you a taste of what it would be like to catch their highly energetic sets!  Crilly says, “We spent the summer out on the road and we took along a couple of friends to film it. We tried to put together a video that captures how much fun those shows were. This is one of our favourite songs to play from the new record and I think we’ve made a video that does it justice.” .

If you don’t already have it, be sure to pick up Horror Cult. It is an amazing album from start to finish. Beware, this album will definitely haunt you but in a GOOD WAY! I love it! This is they type of album that you will play from start to finish and find yourself with it on repeat.



Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Singer/songwriter Eric Dash has just released a music video for his song, Ms. Sally Jones. After Eric’s first single, One More Love Song he quickly became a Vevo/Youtube sensation. About his new video, Eric says, When you actually listen to Ms. Sally Jones it’s kind of sad. But that’s not what we wanted for the video. We tried to keep the music video humorous so it’s an easier watch. I think it came out great!” Check out the video here:

The song really highlights Eric’s emotionally driven lyrics coming to life in the upbeat pop track. The song is off the forthcoming album from Eric which he plans on heading into the studio for recording with producer Jack Joseph Puig (John Mayer/Goo Goo Dolls/No Doubt).

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

~ Marisol

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