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Ivy Crown: #AtoZChallenge

Ivy Crown
Photo by: Sebastian Stigsby Photography

Who: Ivy Crown of Copenhagen, Denmark

What: All Female Melodic Metalcore Band.

Why:

Besides that they have the potential to rule the metal scene, they were wearing masks in 2019 before everyone was doing it in 2020. Also, Ivy Crown looks much cooler than the rest of us. Maybe they should have the masks in the merch section. I would buy one and scare the coworkers a little bit. It would make my day. By the way, don’t forget to check out their links and support the band.

Where:

Twitter

Facebook

Links to Music

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

The post is part of the 2020 installment of the A to Z Challenge. My topic for 2020 is Rock Goddesses. All of the bands have female lead singers.

The Anchor: #atoZChallenge

If you are looking for a new favorite metalcore band, The Anchor should definitely be on the list. Who is going to tell if you are rockin’ out to The Anchor in the privacy of your own home? Plus, we’ll all have time to get psyched up for their next concert – fingers crossed.

Who: The Anchor of Denver, Colorado. Linzey, Sham, Cory, Adam, Ryan

What: Metalcore with a rock goddess. Check out their album, Breathe.

Why: They are badass. They also have awesome merch. Go buy some to support the band.

Where:

https://www.theanchorband.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheAnchorBand/

https://twitter.com/theanchorband?lang=en

https://www.instagram.com/theanchorofficial/

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

The post is part of the 2020 installment of the A to Z Challenge. The topic is Rock Goddesses.

Sleep Deprived Music Review: Contra

http://www.riserevoltclothing.com/contra/inertia-ep
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4DQaBOfQCVmWH5gMUqhqoI?si=Qpw4wzxtRQWb4adcRTEV0A

Well, I’m taking a break from my resolution to listen to more relaxed music. Today, I’m listening to Inertia by Contra. When you listen to Contra, you may think that they lack positivity. They are a rather loud metalcore band but some of their lyrics do contain a message about staying strong in the face of adversity.

Kevin of Contra stated,” Most of the album is about perseverance. Finding yourself in a shit place and pulling yourself out. Lyrically the album can get pretty dark but it all seems to have the light.”

3 Things that I like about the Inertia album:

  1. The screamer vocalist is pretty awesome. His vocals are kind of scary and loud. The kind of loud that hurts your ears but it’s worth it.
  2. The rest of the band are just as intense and loud.
  3. There is a piano and a more relaxed vocalist. It’s called balance people. This band has balance that many of us are seeking in some way.

Check out their videos and album at the following links. FYI: If you are looking up the Contra on the Internet, be careful not to look up contraband or the movie with Mark Wahlberg also called Contraband.

Contra on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4DQaBOfQCVmWH5gMUqhqoI?si=Qpw4wzxtRQWb4adcRTEV0A

Inertia by Contra on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-855231340/sets/inertia?fbclid=IwAR2fAbkC1IiyFA01JchyXO4IAnH54_1kGDu-7l1yUSvZNrHqp2mflwy2htw

Cool guys that send me cool music: http://wordisbondinc.com/

Interview with . . . Acaedia

 

 

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My boyfriend and I don’t always agree on music. He loves hippy jam bands and I like punk. However, we agree on one genre – metalcore. He trusted me enough to pick which band we would see at Warped Tour for the 2 p.m. slot. So far I have not steered him wrong. He’s like “How did you know about Band XYZ?” My answer is usually “YouTube.”
Miami-based band Acaedia is one of those bands that we would both look forward to seeing in concert. If they had been at Warped Tour this year, I would have definitely chosen to see them.

You may have seen their video for a metal remix of “Despacito.” If you haven’t seen it, there’s a link at the bottom.

FYI: Acaedia is pronounced uh-SEE-dee-uh.  Acaedia includes Ray Jimenez (lead vocals), Javier Sardinas (guitar) and Michael Collantes (drums).

Before I forget, Acaedia also did the following interview with me. Read on and enjoy!

 

Who is your favorite Star Wars character?

I grew up with the original trilogy, but I have to say Kylo Ren. I know my friends would be appalled, but there’s just so much more to Kylo than what we’ve seen in the live action films. I feel Ren is everything I wanted Anakin Skywalker to be and more. Hoping a new Darth Vader film will change my mind

Do you think Warped Tour will ever come out of retirement – like boxers do?

I think so, but it probably won’t be a full U.S. thing.

What do people need to bring to a rock concert?

Sunscreen, comfortable shoes, a small backpack and ear plugs are a must.

Why do people bring their babies to concerts?

would think most of us would deem this to be a horrible idea, but I guess not since this is a question. lol

If you in Game of Thrones, who would you be? But who would you want to be?

I would want to be Tyrion and I’d definitely would be Tyrion.

Is there any metal that is too much – even for metalheads?

Never!!!

Do you have any tips for surviving the mosh pit?

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and definitely, do not wear glasses (get yourself some contacts).

How many people do you think lose their sunglasses in the pit during festival season?

Everyone dumb enough to get in the pit with glasses. lol

Did your parents ever sit in the parent’s tent at a concert?

I’ve never asked. I probably should.

What do you love about your hometown?

It’s pretty much a food paradise if you love Latin American food.

What has been the highlight of your summer?

I lost 14lbs. Wohoo!!

 

Acaedia website