This year has been, as my mental health coach likes to say, a gnarly roller coaster ride of a year. In particular, I want to reflect back on how music has been integral throughout this year.
Rock music has a unique way of communicating pain. Its often visceral and raw sound is the perfect complement to the weight hurt often carries. When all within us wants to shriek and scream, metal expresses for us what’s going on internally.
Gold Frankincense and Myrrh (GFM) has been busy releasing music, touring with Fozzy and getting fans excited for their debut on Rockfest Records. Framing My Perception is set to release on May 27, and they have dropped three singles from the album— most recently, "The Enemy."
Worship leader Scott Box’s first book, Heroic Disgrace, details his journey through bipolar disorder and how it taught him to live out worship rather than just leading it. Box’s first-hand experience offers hope for anyone whose life has been impacted by mental illness.
Metalcore group Amongst the Giants has graced the scene with a new jam: "Black Box." There is a desperation felt through the musicality of this song that never relents, perfectly fitting with the theme of internal anguish. Raw, yet refined; crunchy, but smooth; aggression meets torment.
Nashville-based independent rock band Rusty Shipp dropped their latest single earlier this month, a track titled "King of the Deep."
Starset just announced that they’ll be hitting the road again this summer on the second leg of their Horizons tour. The cinematic rock band will be supporting their recently released fourth studio album Horizons, which released October 22, 2021.
The 3rd Annual Grizzly Awards event is now available to stream in full on Facebook and YouTube, following its April 3 livestream.
Nate Parrish released his highly anticipated sophomore album Soul Surgery on April 8, a collection of 14 raucous, bleeding heart punk rock tracks. Soul Surgery includes previously released singles like “Religion of Relevance” and “Life in Dissonance,” and is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Bandcamp.
Friday April 1, Broadhead Music Group artist Boiling Point released their latest single from their album Hope Lives Here.