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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE PICTUREBOOKS: IMAGINARY HORSE

The Picturebooks is a German duo consisting of Fynn Claus Grabke [vocals, guitar] and Philipp “Maddin” Mirtschink [drums]. The two first met hanging out at a skate park and became fast friends, realizing they had more in common than skateboarding, especially their mutual adoration of motorcycles and bands like The Smiths, The Cure...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: STARKILL’S FRONTMAN PARKER JAMESON

interview by Michael McCarthy Back in July of 2013, I gave a very positive review to the debut album by Starkill, Fires of Life, which was a perfect blend of the death and symphonic metal subgenres. Nightwish as performed by Dimmu Borgir, if you will. Well, those artists continue to be among the...
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MANDATORY EP: WHINNIE WILLIAMS: BAD GIRL

Oh, Whinnie Williams, how can we count the ways we love you? Remember the first time you heard Lily Allen and it felt so magical and new?  Or the first time you heard Ellie Goulding, perhaps?  Well, Whinnie Williams’ Bad Girl EP is just as wonderful and exciting, primed to give you a...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LENNY KRAVITZ: STRUT

“She ate my heart / I love New York City,” sings Lenny Kravitz, oh so passionately, on “New York City,” one of the best cuts from his primo new album Strut. Roughly ten years ago on his Baptism record he did a tune called “California,” putting the golden state up on a pedestal,...
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KILLER METAL VIDEO: STARKILL: “BEFORE HOPE FADES”


"Before Hope Fades" is the second track to be unleashed from Starkill's upcoming album Virus of the Mind, which drops on October 14th and it's easily one of their best tracks to date, meshing everything from death metal vocals to clean vocals to orchestration to raw guitars to...
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