Tuesday, September 29, 2015

10 Full Band Covers You Must Watch | P.2

Hi there! Today, I'm back again, as every month, with 10 covers for y'all! This time, I'm bringing you 10 full band covers of rock/metal songs for you to enjoy. 

1. To begin with, here's an amazing rendition of My Chemical Romance's song "Helena", bringing back many feelings that MCR always gave and gives to us, Radnor shows us that they have the talent necessary to make a good cover of this song. 

2. Coming from France, the guys from Xplore Yesterday cover "Coming Down", by Five Finger Death Punch, giving the song a bit of their own style, but keeping the essence of the song. Hands down! 

3. Now we travel a bit to the South to find Dreaming For A Day, Spanish band which covers "Sunrise" by Our Last Night, putting their heart in this song and transmitting the feelings it's supposed to!

4. We're all used to watching studio quality videos performed by professional artists. However, these 8th graders show us that they have talent indeed. Covering "It Ends Tonight" by The All-American Rejects, performing at a middle school talent show, At Long Last might surprise some of you!

5. Is that blink-182? Are we in the 00's again? I wish! Nevertheless, the guys from By Far As Hell can bring you back to those days with this sick cover of "All Th Small Things", which sounds more than alike to blink-182!

6. Let's continue in this 00's line! And when we talk about the 00's and pop punk/punk rock, who do you think about mostly? Well, I don't know who you have in your mind, but I do have Green Day in my mind. The guys from American Idiots rock the song "Basket Case" by Green Day, showing us that punk's not dead! 

7. Now it's time to get emotional with this soulful cover of "Wonderwall" by Oasis, made by the Italian band American Dreamz, which turn the cover even more beautiful mixing the clips of the cover with beautiful landscapes!

8. Playing "My Hero" by Foo Fighters isn't easy. However, About Wayne has a point on how to play it very well, showing us their musical skills in this amazing cover! 

9. The guys from EZ Music Lessons, featuring Coral Smith on vocals might bring you to tears with this beautiful cover of the song "Pieces" by Sum 41 which is beyond amazing!

10. Last, but not least, we have Jared Parker (band) from Russia rocking the song"The Kill" by 30 Seconds to Mars - aren't they great?

So this is it guys! I hope you enjoyed these covers, let me know what you think and feel free to share any full band covers that you enjoy or you'd like me to share here! I put all the full band covers in a YouTube playlist that you can watch here! Have a nice day guys ^-^ 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Matt McCormack leaving Amasic

Hey everyone! 

Today I'm here with some news from the band Amasic. They've recently announced that their bass player, Matt McCormack has made the decision of leaving the band. Okay, before you all think what people usually think when someone leaves a band, I want to clarify that he hasn't left for any fight or something like that - just in case you thought so. 

He's made that decision because he's studying in college and he's decided to focus on that. This is the message he posted: 

To all Amasic fans, 
As you may have heard, I have left the band. Last year, in the fall of 2014, I began my first semester studying music in college. After completing my first year, I've decided to pursue my studies more seriously and am expecting to spend at least 7 more years in school. OF course the time came for me to make a decision concerning my role in Amasic. Realistically I had to admit that any touring would be impossible for me. Having accepted this, I've decided that I am no longer the best fit for Amasic and that Janick, Jessy and Mehdi deserve someone who can commit themselves to the band and put into it as much heart and soul as they do. 
I'd like to thank the guys for helping me learn so much about the industry and wishing me luck with my own career. Thank you all for the love and support I've received through the last couple of years. I'll be around at their shows every now and then so if you see me, feel free to come say hello!
I wish Amasic the best of luck. I'm sure my replacemente will be great and do more than just get the job done.
It's been a goot! See you guys in the music scene.
Thank you,

So this is the letter from Matt. As a fan, all I can say is that you're an amazing bass player and that I wish you, Matt, the best of the luck wherever your path leads you to. Here you have a thankful fan, keep it up man! 

Also, besides that, Amasic is looking for a bass player! You must be: 
- From the Montreal area. 
- Aged between 18 and 22.
- Able to sing backup vocals. 
- Able to practice at least twice a week. 
- Bilingual. 
- Serious. 
- Awesome and hairy (optional).

Those are the conditions in case you're interested, you can contact find the rest things to do here. If you're not interested or can't try for any reason, anyway, don't forget to share so more people hear about it and Amasic can get a new bass player soon! Also, good luck guys finding a new bass player and whatever's next :) 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Our Last Night collabs with Matty Mullins!

The post-hardcore/alternative band Our Last Night has released today a brand new cover! These guys are always surprising us making their own versions of radio-friendly songs, turning them into rock ones. Sometimes they even collab with other artists, like they've done with Cody Carson from Set It Off, or Craig Owens. 

This time, their latest cover of the song "Drag Me Down", originally by One Direction, features the singer of the band Memphis May Fire, Matty Mullins! Have you already checked it out? What do you think of this collaboration?

Friday, September 11, 2015

'That's The Spirit' out now!

Hey guys! 

Today, 11th September, the post-hardcore/rock band "Bring Me The Horizon" has just released their brand new album 'That's the Spirit'. This album shows a clear change in the direction of this band's music style. 

In their previous albums, the band followed a metalcore/post-hardcore style. However, in this one, the album follows a rock/alternative direction. Is this better? Is this worse? What does the audience think of this change? 

We can find both opinions - people who don't like it, and people who do like it. 

All bands evolve, and if a band stays the same way forever, it's probably convicted to disappear. All bands change over the years, that's a fact. Some do it in a more noticeable way, and others in a way more progressive. Change doesn't always have to be bad. 

In my opinion, I like this new direction they're taking, and I'm enjoying the album no matter that it's softer than usual. What about you? What do you think about 'That's The Spirit'? 

"Hold On"

Hello everyone! 

Today I'm in a such emotional mood, so all I can write is emotional stuff. It's probably going to get a bit personal and emotional as well, but that's what happens when it's late at night and you listen to sad music, I guess. 

I've been trying to write this post for weeks, let's hope I get to make it today. 

The song I was listening to is called "Hold On", by Good Charlotte. While I was listening to it, I took a look at the date, and it came to my mind that it's just been a year since I first listened to that song (well, some days more than a year, but, whatever). You might be wondering, how do you remember? I exactly remember that day and everything that happened. Actually it was a normal day, just saying. But it's when I first listened to Good Charlotte. I was feeling really down that night, and I decided to check GC out, since I had heard about them by some people and also in a Simple Plan's album they were mentioned. I checked some songs out, and they were pretty cool to me, so I kept listening to more and more songs, until I saw "Hold On" in the suggestions box. The title caught my eye so I listened to it. All I could think of was: "how do you know?". I didn't know why or how, all I knew was that that song was what I really needed to listen to in that moment, those were the words I needed to hear. I felt understood, I felt like they knew me, even when they didn't.

Some people don't believe in the real effect music can have, but I do. I have to believe in it since music has had and still has a huge effect in me. 

I've listened to plenty of songs with a very similar meaning that this one, however, there's something that makes "Hold On" different than them. I don't know, there's something about this song that makes it unique. 

Whenever I feel down and listen to it it's like... like I can believe them. Somehow not only they're transmitting something, but also they're making you feel the exact thing. You can tell that they mean what they say, that they truly understand all they're talking about. 

They're not saying "hold on" because it's trendy to say so. Anyway, it's trendy now, it wasn't that trendy back in 2002 when the song was released. They're giving a clear message of hope because they know what it feels like. 

I've watched and read some interviews about the song, because I wanted to know why they wrote the song. Joel Madden (lead singer of the band) said that the song is a reponse to all the fans that have told them they're struggling or written them letters. Billy Martin (lead guitarist of the band) said that they couldn't answer all those letters so the song was like a huge "thank you" letter for them. 

The song brings up a not-very-talked-about topic - suicide. Not only suicide itself, but its effects to the people around the ones that commit suicide. With the song they're telling those struggling that things do get better and we all go through similar stuff, but it gets better. 

"I don't think, you know, we could have written this songs if we hadn't been there ourselves (...). I know there were those times in my life that I came dangerously close to making some really bad decisions." 

Benji Madden (back-up vocalist and guitarist of the band) says these words, showing that they were really talking from experience when they wrote this song. Also, Joel's words go following that same line:

"We care about all those kids, and it hurts us when they end things because it does get better. I'm living proof."

I think I could go ahead and write thousands of words about this song, because the feelings behind it, what it transmits, what it makes you feel like... it's beyond what I could even explain. For me, personally, it's a very important song in my life and it actually made me realize the power only a song, only 4' 52'' of music could have. It's such a wonderful feeling. The song's helped me when nothing or no one else could, so, thank you, Good Charlotte. 

I've just realized I haven't talked about the music video itself, but I think that it's better that you check that out by yourselves... I can barely watch it without bursting into tears to be honest. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"Better Off Dead"

Hey guys! 

Today, the post-hardcore band 'Sleeping With Sirens' has released the official video for their song "Better Off Dead", off their latest album 'Madness'. 

It's a really cool video, although it can be a bit creepy, which, however, makes it even more enjoyable in my opinion! Talking about the song itself, well, we already got to listen to it before since the album is already out. Nevertheless, let's talk about it! The lyrics are really meaningful and deep, and the instrumental is awesome, heavier than what we got to listen to in their other albums. 

Definitely the video is worth-watching and, if you haven't, and you fancy this band, you should give it a watch! 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

"Buried Alive"

Hello there! 

So, a few hours ago, the post-hardcore band 'Get Scared' released their newest single "Buried Alive", coming from their upcoming album 'Demons'. 

Doing the opposite as it usually happens with bands, which mostly get 'softer' with time, these guys are proving us that some bands prefer to become 'heavier', at least that's what this single shows us! Not only this single is great, but also is heavier than usual. 

This is the first song we get to listen from 'Demons', so, it's building such good expectatives looking forward to the album! Let's see what we listen to next - will it be this good?