INTERVIEW with Alternative Rock Band RAVENSCROFT

Ravenscroft is a seasoned foursome of alternative rock musicians comprising Ralph Buso (Vocals), Pat Magrath (Drums), Brett Octane, (Guitar) and Devin Baker (Bass). The band’s six song EP is set to be released January 2018. In the meantime the powerhouse unit has dropped two lead singles to whet anticipating appetites. Two of the band’s members took the time to answer some curiosities in the following interview. How long has the current line-up of Ravenscroft been together and how did you get together in the first place? Brett Gorke (Guitarist): Approximately three years. Due to personal issues the original guitar player was unable to continue with Ravenscroft. At that

Ann Taylor: “Sober” – an anthem that is so calm and haunting it could put you into a trance

Canadian Record Label Illium Audio signed Ann Taylor in 2017. A singer-songwriter living in Calgary, Ann fell in love with songwriting, propelling her towards the release of her first EP “Roses” in February 2016. She is a versatile artist who has explored genres as diverse as folk, pop and electronic music, and is able to blend them together to form unique and playful new sounds. In addition to her solo work, Ann is a member of musical collective “Plus”. Set to release a full length album in 2018, she is currently working on an EP, and has released the single,

Collaborateurs: “Interstellar Colors” blurs the lines between earnestness and bravado

“Interstellar Colors” is the third album released under the Collaborateurs name, but Curtis Hubbard, Glenn Hubbard, Roger Brandon, and Jeremy Cayton have worked together in other acts for a long time. Most recently, Hubbard, Brandon, and Cayton released three albums under the name Rog & Glenn. Brothers Curtis and Glenn Hubbard have also recorded together for many years, first as Four Day Weekend, and more recently The Hubbard Concept. The Collaborateurs have a formula that works for them. Every album has more than a handful of tracks that are the greatest thing you’ve ever heard, a perfect arrangements of chords

The BoyEatsGirl “Zugzwang” Interview

Australian extreme metal project BoyEatsGirl is driven by one man – Rick ‘Cleveland’ Pinto who launched the project in late 2015. BoyEatsGirl has since been establishing itself as a favorite extreme metal project: Pinto is one of the few underground artists to offer a complete conceptual and experiential package in the genre – food for the heart, mind and senses, as intellectually stimulating as it is emotionally intense. BoyEatsGirl creates a nice balance of standard, aggressive metal riffs, intermingled with fast, monstrous, ultra-heavy, ultra-complex mechanical cyber-grinding percussion, and a crazed use of sonic extremities. Also, there is use of growling vocals, which produces a thick, beastly, darkly regal, searingly

ZALI: “Girls Like Us” – an ambitious blend of bravado and sultry charm

ZALI is an emerging Irish Singer-songwriter creating a buzz in Ireland and the UK with her powerful vocals and the distinct cross-genre sound of Soul-Pop. Passionate about music since her childhood ZALI began performing to crowds of all sizes via her church choir which confirmed her artistic calling. Years of vocal training and a signature sound blended from old-school R&B, mixed with Soul-Pop brings ZALI to her latest single “Girls Like Us”. An anthem for woman around the world, the track was written after the singer had been suffering from heartbreak. ZALI is a powerhouse vocalist, stylistically contemporary but one

PnB ROCK Performing at the Gas Monkey Live November 24, 2017!

PnB ROCK the American artist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is getting ready to set the Gas Monkey Live!, in Dallas Texas alight with his live performance programmed for 7 p.m. November 24, 2017. The Billboard Hot 100 artist, whose album “Catch These Vibes”, features Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Roy Woods, Smokepurpp and more, will also be performing his smash hit single “Selfish”, among others. Below are all the details relating to the artist and live concert. Music Group Name: PnB Rock Date: November 24, 2017 Venue: Gas Monkey 10110 Technology Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75220 Time:

Prilho: “Stay” is set to become a favorite of modern club culture

Although only a couple of years into a career as a DJ and producer, Prilho has quickly become one to watch on the EDM scene, not only in his native Portugal but across the European dance scene as a whole. “Stay” is a song which pulses with the positivity and euphoria of the contemporary dance sound, it glows with great vibes and even though it is built on a fairly mid-paced tempo, its clever use of dynamics, its ability to build musical peaks and sonic troughs means that it is packed with punch, but it is punch which comes from

Grey Smith’s music can easily serve as therapy for music fans

Grey Smith solidified his sound and his soul, engraving it in stone with the first track, “Fear”, taken off his upcoming project, the “Ghost Notes” album. Grey, who wrote, played, sang and engineered every piece of the record is fundraising the entire project via to finance the mixing and mastering of the album, the back-end administrative items like trademarking, publishing, copy-writing, marketing, publishing to  iTunes, Spotify etc., as well as shooting a video for the first song. You can be an important part of this process by logging on to his fundraising page HERE. On “Fear” Grey Smith sounds so

Singer-Songwriter Wants to Flood the Earth with a Love and Peace Revolution

Singer-Songwriter, Sankarshan Das, who began his songwriting career in the late 60’s during the legendary love and peace revolution era days in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district, has a written a song called “The Peace Formula,” which was very much appreciated by former US President Obama when he was in the White House. It has now been released on the Turn-On- the-World-Records label.  (www.TurnOnTheWorld.com) Listening to the song, it’s blindingly obvious that Sankarshan Das possesses a real passion behind the message he is trying to convey. This is reflected in his lyrics and performance that is delivered throughout the song.

Subreel offer decades of experience in various areas of music

Subreel is a website designed to help aspiring musicians, a music hub with a goal of offering equipment reviews, how-to guides and loads of other musical information. Their writers offer decades of experience in a lot of different areas of music, from live sound to instruments and music technology. Some of the areas Subreel cover include: “Recording and microphones” – Home recording has become something we can all do, and with a real lack of information online, Subreel have taken it upon themselves to provide guides such as how to make your own homemade acoustic panels and microphone reviews, from USB

Mirko Pirozzi: “Ice Balls” ventures into the fusion of progressive rock

Italian composer and musician, Mirko Pirozzi, who plays piano, guitars and bass, has worked with many independent artists and record labels from across the world and has released various solo albums, including ‘Mozambeach’ (2015) and ‘Mozambazar’ (2014) and ‘Planets’ (2016). Now Pirozzi has dropped yet another full-length album, the 14 track progressive-rock release, “Ice Balls”. Mastered by Nathan Reiner, the first thing that catches your eye, is that there are more real live musicians than tracks on this album – 25 to be exact.  A highly unusual equation in the modern music world, but when you’re showcasing music that contains a brass and string section, over and above the percussion and regular rock rhythm ensemble, it becomes easier to understand.

As usual, Mirko continues on his journey of highly eclectic, colorful and hybrid compositions. The opening track, “Ice Balls (Overture)” is all you need to convince you of the above statement – Its mix of jazz and rock, combined with the elements of classical and medieval music. There are probably more musical tones, timbres and styles on this track than what most artists have on an entire album.

Moving ahead through tracks like “The Coast Sound”, “Call From Venus”, “Enchanted Swords” and “Too Many Years”, on the first part of the album, it will amaze you how this massive ensemble blend complex and well-layered compositions with a standard of casual listen-ability, making the album as easy to enjoy as it is impressive from the standpoint of a classically-trained musician.

If you’re a fan of such ’70s prog rock bands as Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP or Rush, this is music that will positively blow your mind! Why? Because Pirozzi adds brass and real strings to that formula. So it’s like taking those bands and matching them with a Jazz-Fusion unit.

The results are what you hear here, especially on outstanding tracks such as “Witches In The Space”, “The Princess”, “Watermelon Man” and “Flowerfish” – stellar performances by all band members, intricate songwriting, plenty of power guitar riffs and solos from Mirko Pirozzi, and all-round arranging brilliance. This album is an explosive instrumental venture into the fusion of progressive rock. It’s has deliciously warm analog tones, but pleasantly seasoned here and there with digital electronic effect.

The electric guitars, electric bass, the drums and all spectrums of the percussion, brass and strings provide stunning, gorgeous and cataclysmic individual compositions within a common concept production that is navigated by the guitar and keyboard adventures of creative maestro – Mirko Pirozzi. It’s timeless music. It’s just as hot now because no-one else is doing it.

These guys know how to play instruments. They don’t muck about with buttons and false effects. They just play it – they actually pluck strings, bang drums and press keys, with none of that sampled or looped nonsense. In a nutshell, it’s totally musically orgasmic.

Once you hear it, you’ll never forget it. It might just become a part of you forever. If you like jazz/rock fusion or progressive rock, this is the album to have. This has a blend of music you will hardly find anybody else doing today, and certainly not on this scale with real musicians.

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