Subculture Radio sits down with the legendary Dee Snider for a chat to see what Australian fans can look forward to with his Australian tour. Dee chats about everything from his career to how he fell in love with heavy music… this isn’t an interview to miss.
You can listen to our full Dee Snider interview below.
Champions in blending classic heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal, Canadian shredders STRIKER will unleashing their sixth studio album Play To Win this Friday, October 26 via their independent label Record Breaking Records.
Play To Win features 10 fist pounding shredtacular anthems produced by the band plus mixed and mastered by Hendrik Udd (Firewind, Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Delain).
The album follows their 2017 self-titled full length that the band supported with tours across Europe and North America with Sonata Arctica, Dark Tranquility, and Warbringer along with festival appearances at 70,000 Tons of Metal, Bang Your Head Festival (Germany) and more to add to their almost 1000 shows performed in their decade plus career.
That fifth studio album also garnered them a nomination from Canada’s JUNO awards, the country’s highest music prize, along with wins at the Edmonton Music Awards and Western Canadian Awards.
In support of the release of Play To Win,STRIKER launched a crowd funding campaign via their official website on August 9 – www.striker-metal.com
Striker is an Edmonton-based recording and performing heavy metal band that has grown immensely through their years in the industry. A classic mix of heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal, their music features powerful, clean vocals, catchy choruses, vocal harmonies, and impressive guitar leads.
Audiences are often floored by the energy of their live show, and their recorded material has been met with fantastic response by both fans and industry across the world. Striker has toured across dozens of countries as headliners as well as support for major metal acts. Gearing up for the release of their latest album the sky’s the limit for these Canadians!!
GRAMMY® award-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT expands on their trademark epic soundscapes and explores new themes and textures on Native Tongue, the group’s 11th full-length album set for release on January 18th, 2019 via Spinefarm/Fantasy Records/Caroline Australia.
The dynamic music video for the title track written by SWITCHFOOT front man Jon Foreman and bassist Tim Foreman with Brent Kutzle ofOne Republic. The lyrics are a poignant reminder, “Before we learn to hate. Love is our Native Tongue.”
In the midst of an impressive career spanning more than 20 years, Native Tongue is an inspired work of insight and passion from a band that continues to find strength in our differences and hope in what binds us. The 14-song project, recorded primarily at Melody League Studios in the band’s hometown of San Diego, Calif., includes a wide array of music from the hard-hitting anthemic title-track to more reflective songs such as “Prodigal Soul,” “Joy Invincible,” and “Voices,” (co-written and produced with their friends in One Republic). The band interlace empathy and introspection, urging us to “use our lungs for love and not the shadows.” Native Tongue also features a moving collaboration with Kaela Sinclair on “The Hardest Art.”
SWITCHFOOT has been unearthing all manner of musical gems since their 1997 debut The Legend of Chin, steadily expanding their global fan base and critical reputation through such releases as New Way to Be Human (1999), Learning to Breathe (2000), the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown (2003), Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity (2006), the Grammy award-winning Hello Hurricane (2009), Vice Verses (2011), Fading West (2014) and Where The Light Shines Through (2016). Fading West doubled as the soundtrack to the band’s documentary of the same name. Along the way, SWITCHFOOT established itself as a world-class live act with a series of sold-out world tours, while racking up a string of radio hits, including “Meant to Live,” “Dare You to Move,” “Stars” and “Mess of Me”. Beyond their career achievements, SWITCHFOOT has been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over two million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am foundation and their annual Bro-Am Beach Fest, a benefit surf contest and concert that’s held every summer in Encinitas, CA. They’ve also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, Food for the Hungry, CURE and To Write Love on Her Arms. SWITCHFOOT’s new album Native Tongue will be released January 18, 2019 on Fantasy Records.
What does Fremantle’s San Cisco have in common with Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino? They’ve both used the same famous rattlesnake to star in their respective new videos.
The film clip for San Cisco’s new break out single ‘When I Dream’ was filmed on location in Joshua Tree, California and directed by Kristofski – known for his work with Die Antwoord, Pond, The Babe Rainbow and many more. The clip follows frontman Jordi Davieson and Australian model Gabriella Brooks embroiling themselves in mystery, intrigue and danger in the desert. Their aforementioned rattlesnake friend will also appear in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt & Leonardo Di Caprio.
‘When I Dream’ has proved to be a sweet return for San Cisco. The song has been met with a rapturous response from both fans and critics and was Most Played on triple j. The single has also been a nightly highlight during San Cisco’s live set over the last two months. Tomorrow’s show in Hobart marks the end of the band’s largest Australian tour to date – part of a mammoth co-headline run with Ball Park Music and Ruby Fields.
‘When I Dream’ is the first new piece of music to land from San Cisco since 2017’s ‘The Distance’. The band recently shared a series of photos from the studio teasing more new music could be just around the corner.
Mighty Swedish Stoner force GREENLEAF just released their amazing and amusing music video for „Good Ol`Goat“.
The band on their epic movie:
“We wanted to do something funny and entertaining and Peder Bergstand came up with this idea. It’s a very fitting video since it’s packed with dad jokes and some of us recently became fathers. Enjoy the bass!“
On November 9th, Hear The Rivers comes into world via Napalm Records.
This album turns out to be quite the mesmerizing bag of tricks that seizes the Swedish Stoner sound and enriches it with so many wonderful things, like the just released unforgettable riff-o-rama „Good Ol`Goat“ or the slow soulfeeder „We Are The Pawns“. An absolute gem of an album that is best kept in the family – which is why former GREENLEAF- and Dozer drummer Karl Daniel Lidén (Craft, Bloodbath, Crippled Black Phoenix amongst others) produced it.
GREENLEAF summarize this record in the following way:
“Hear The Rivers is our full length number 7. Lucky number 7? Well, we like to think so! All the songs give us huge smiles on our faces and we are extremely proud of what we have done! As always we try to take our listeners on a trip with our music, make them wanna bang their heads, dance, smile and cry (of happiness of course). This is easily the biggest sounding record we have ever done and we hope people will enjoy it as much as we do!”
The full track listing of Hear The Rivers reads as follows:
Perth rockers (and burgeoning international superstars) The Faim have just released the video for their anthemic new single ‘A Million Stars’. The clip was premiered by influential L.A music site Ones To Watch. The video was filmed in Berlin, Germany and follows frontman Josh Raven as he reminisces over a past love interest. ‘A Million Stars’ also appears on the band’s debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, which serves as a prelude to their hotly-anticipated first full-length album, slated for release in 2019.
“ ‘A Million Stars’ isn’t only about appreciating the person you’re with or the location you’re in, it’s about being free of the world’s distractions and valuing the little details that make a memory unique. I believe we’re defined by our reactions to these moments,” says Josh. “This video represents the double-edged sword of sharing perfect memories, but being thrust into a situation where cherishing them might not ever be possible. It’s a reality anyone faces when you’re away from loved ones, friends or even a familiar place.”
In other news, The Faim are excited to announce their first ever U.S. tour, supporting fellow Aussies, Hands Like Houses, in November and December. The group will also share the stage with Emarosa, Devour The Day, andArlington. The trek begins and ends in California, kicking off in San Francisco on Saturday, November 10th and wrapping in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 9th. The run of dates also hits major cities including Chicago, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, and Atlanta.
The Faim are also currently on tour in Europe supporting Against The Current, which concludes in Paris next week on Thursday, October 11th. A full list of shows is included below.
Since the release of their new EP, The Faim have clocked an impressive 8+ million total global streams, as well as over 5.5 million globally on their smash single, “Summer Is a Curse.” The band’s music has also landed on notable Spotify playlists including New Music Friday, Rock This, The New Alt, Top of the Morning, The Scene, and New Noise.
The Faim Tour Dates:
^w/ Against The Current
* w/ Hands Like Houses
5th October- Trix Club, Antwerp, Belgium ^
6th October- Gretchen, Berlin Germany ^
7th October- Uebel & Gafaehrlich, Hamburg, Germany ^
9th October- Ampere, Munich, Germany ^
10th October- Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany ^
11th October- Yoyo, Paris, France ^
10th November- Slims, San Francisco, California *
12th November- The Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah *
13th November- Marquis Theatre, Denver, Colorado *
16th November- Bottom Lounge, Chicago, Illinois *
17th November- Fubar, St. Louis, Missouri *
18th November- The Emerson Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana *
19th November- Trixies, Louisville, Kentucky *
20th November- Magic Stick, Detroit, Michigan *
21st November- Skully’s, Colombus, Ohio *
23rd November- Brighton Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts *
24th November- Gramercy Theatre, New York, New York *
25th November- The Foundry at the Fillmore, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania *
27th November- Soundstage, Baltimore, Maryland *
28th November- Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, North Carolina *
29th November- Rocketown, Nashville, Tennessee *
30th November- The Masquerade, Atlanta, Georgia *
1st December- Soundbar, Orlando, Florida *
3rd December- White Oak Music Hall, Houston, Texas *
4th December- Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill, Dallas, Texas *
5th December- Alamo City Music Hall, San Antonio, Texas *
7th December- Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, Arizona *
9th December- Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, California *
Phoenix, AZ based, Dark Alternative Rock Band THE SPIDER HOLE has announced the launch of a Kickstarter Campaign to help support their upcoming LP and associated graphic novel, To The Monsters. The unique project is built around the LP with 11 original songs, each about a different monster, as well as a 100 page horror anthology graphic novel written and illustrated by vocalist Ethan Scott; each story in the novel is about a different band member over the course of one fateful Halloween night.
To celebrate the upcoming launch, the quartet has revealed their first single, “The Skeleton Wedding,” from the album.
“We were at The Quarry in Bisbee grubbing and waiting to go on stage when Ethan asks everyone in the band what their greatest fear is. He wants to do a horror anthology comic to put out with the new album. Before we were even called to the stage, all four stories were basically written.” – The Spider Hole
Two versions of the graphic novel will be offered through the Kickstarter, the standard softcover edition, and a DELUXE hardcover edition, which includes 4 additional stories. The hardcover edition is only available to Kickstarter backers.
A quartet with frequent guest musicians, The Spider Hole performs songs meant to stir brains and rattle bones. Based in sun-scorched Phoenix, AZ, the band started banging sounds together in the late nineties, and has steadily developed an aural stew that is partly rock, partly cabaret, partly blues, and partly goth. Influences include Tom Waits, Oingo Boingo, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Primus, The Pixies, Frank Zappa, The Doors, and your face when you taste something unexpected. New music is being prepped for a new full-length album called To the Monsters, due near the end of 2018.
Active rock powerhouse Owl Company recently announced the upcoming release of their sophomore full-length album entitled Iris out November 9, 2018via Eclipse Records. The album was mixed by Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More, Three Doors Down) and mastered by Paul Logus (Stone Sour, Pop Evil, Clutch).
It has been a mere four weeks since the release of their first single and music video for the track “Shattered Dreams”, and it has already surpassed 19,000 views on YouTube, and 20,000 organic plays on Spotify. Today, Owl Companyhave released a brand-new lyric video for the soaring active rock anthem, “Rise”. Watch it now via the Eclipse Records YouTube channel, or stream it via Spotify, Apple Music, or Deezer today!
Vocalist Enrico Minelli states, “Rise is about faith and how those associated beliefs can intervene in a person’s life. It tells a story of someone who has realized that they are the god of their actions”.
Iris contains thirteen memorable, melodic, active rock anthems which flex their muscles, and instantly make you want to hear more. Highlights on the album include the instant hit “Shattered Dreams” which tackles the concept of faith and how it can take away one’s free will, the self-empowering track “Rise” which also explores the concept of faith but from the perspective that individuals are responsible for their own actions, and the soaring energetic track “Antagonist” which is a personal reflection on the ending of a lifelong relationship.