They call their style ” groovy rock and roll.” I would agree. Honeymoon Disease could be considered a musical descendant of Janis Joplin or Heart in the early days. The band has a similar powerful energy.
Why: Because they rock and are also groovy. I think you can dig it.
Where: So the link to the Honeymoon Disease website is not about the band. It’s something that is probably unrelated. So check out some of the links below, all are related to the band.
Band Members: Franccesca De Struct, Jonni Law, Ben Levi, Nathan Youngblood, Art Diharce
What: Heavy Metal band since 2016.
Why: Fate DeStroyed rocks as much as anyone. They do a pretty awesome cover of “In the Pines.” It would be a shame if you missed out on supporting a band with so much potential for heavy metal greatness.
Who: Dominhuz of Mexico City. The name Dominhuz is derived from the Latin word Dominus.
The current line-up: Emir Bucio (Guitar, composition and arrangements), Alejandro Altamirano (Drums and arrangements) and Sharon Portilla (Voice and writer). I’m not sure if Vlad Landeros (Bass, composition) is still with the band.
What: Symphonic Metal in Spanish.
Why: They rock in any language. You will be missing out if you don’t give them a chance.
Marta Gabriel – vocals, guitar Andy Wave – rhythm and lead guitar Eric Juris – rhythm and lead guitar Blazej Grygiel – bass guitar Cederick Forsberg – drums
What: They are a heavy metal band with a new album, Tales of Fire and Ice. If you are interested in learning how to play guitar or improve your guitar skills, Crystal Viper guitarist Eric Juris is available for online lessons. Contact him at his Facebook page: Eric Juris.
Why: Crystal Viper is doing their part to keep rock alive during these difficult times.
Today on the blog, we are welcoming LifeCycle of New Jersey. There is another band called Lifecycle; however, they are from London and play alternative/tribal music.
The LifeCycle that we are interviewing is definitely rock and roll. Let’s find out more about LifeCycle, shall we?
Who is answering the questions?
Scott Pustilnick – Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals
Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer?
Going WAY back to my first concert as a fan…..electricity was just invented! My first as a fan was Van Halen in support of their first album. I was really young but my parents were into music and I was fortunate.
As a performer, the Jersey Shore. I was in a cover band just finding my way and trying to get better.
Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it?
I think to have a bucketlist , you have to be one of those people that refers to the bucklist. I never refer to it so I have to say no, I don’t have one. Having said that, there are things that the band is working very hard to accomplish. If LifeCycle had a bucket list, it would be touring Japan, then touring Japan again, and then finally touring Japan.
What was the last thing that you read?
Good Question! I am reading a Steven King book right now but the last thing I read before this book is called “The Four Agreements”. I highly recommend it if you are trying to be happy and not be an asshole to people you love.
What are you listening to at the moment?
JAZZ! I am down the “rabbit hole” with all things Jazz right now. From Chic Corea type fusion to more traditional Chet Baker and everything I can get my hands on. Apple Music has been a game changer. For hardly any money , you can have more music then you could ever imagine. Not only is it convenient and you can share all this music with friends, Apple Music has the most obscure albums ever recorded.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?
We have a YouTube series called “A Day in the LifeCycle”. It’s a look at the band off stage and its very stupid at times. The band loves to do it and I end up editing the videos and releasing them every other week. If I wasn’t a musician, I would be making videos for other musicians. I love it and its art. Art is art.
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
I think LifeCycle would benefit from a collaboration with Rick Wakeman. Rick’s keyboards and piano work are insane and have been a part of progressive rock and he even played with Black Sabbath on some tracks. Some of songs would really be a good fit for that kind of partnership.
What do you want people to know about your music?
I want people to know about our music….period. It’s all about awareness. Our music is real and we actually play our instruments. The songs are put together well and we give a shit. We don’t write things we cant play live. People are smart and can judge for themselves. We just thank everyone for taking the time to listen to us or watch us live. LifeCycle totally appreciates your valuable time. Stay safe and may the Schwartz be with you!
Puta Volcano of Greece has just released their album, Amma, within the last few days. Their musical style is hard rock/post-grunge. I think they are better than 99 % of post-grunge bands.
They remind me more of Alice in Chains except with a female singer. Puta Volcano has been together since about 2012. They are nothing if not persistent in sharing their music with everyone. We have to give them credit for staying together in times when bands don’t make it beyond five years. It’s a tough business.
My favorite song on the album is “Kassandra’s Gift.” I’m not sure if the song is based on the Cassandra/Kassandra of mythology. The curse that she received from Apollo was that she would see prophecies and no one would believe her.
It would be kind of awesome to listen to this album while visiting volcanoes in Greece or Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii. Maybe shake your fist at the volcano and shout “Puta Volcano!!” It would be epic.
Until it’s safe to travel, we’ll just have to watch volcanoes on YouTube and shake our fists from the comfort of our homes. As soon as it’s possible, I hope to see Puta Volcano in concert.
PUTA VOLCANO is: Anna – Vocals Alex Pi – Guitar Steve Stefanidis – Drums Bookies – Bass, Backing Vocals
If you haven’t heard of Vulture Vibe of Denmark, let me introduce you to them immediately. Fans of rock and roll and hard rock will enjoy their music. They agreed to do an interview on the blog. So without further ado, please welcome Vulture Vibe!
Where was your first show as a fan? As a performer?
The first shows we attended as fans, were probably in Horsens and Silkeborg we presume! Long time ago! We talked about the first “real” big concerts we attended, – Names like Alice Cooper, Rolling Stones and Metallica came up, which is kinda cool! Vulture Vibe´s first gig was at a place called “Gyngen”, right in the heart of Aarhus – very nice starting point actually!
Do people in Denmark celebrate Halloween?
To a certain extent, yes! You are not gonna find “American-levels” of Halloween celebration in Denmark, but we suggest putting on some Tom Waits music and light up a pumpkin!
Are you guys fans of true crime shows?
We are very much obsessed with the amazing series “Mindhunter”! Very dark show – which soothes us fine.
What is the best thing about your hometown?
Well, it’s where you grew up – it´s part of who you are, somehow. You feel completely at ease with the environment and the people living there. That’s probably the best thing!
How did you guys meet?
We were part of the same music scene in Aarhus but played in different bands and constellations. So, we knew each other and became good friends. Once our previous bands were breaking up, we shared a lust for playing rocknroll music and founded Vulture Vibe!
What is your favorite story about Vikings?
Don´t watch the show “Vikings” for historical accuracy! Hell, Ragnar Lothbrok was a goddamn Dane! Show some love for the danes in that show, just saying. Other than that, we love “Cnut the great” (in Danish: Knud Den Store) – he was a badass.
Are there plans for another tour in the near future?
Right now, we are on a fall tour in Denmark, which is gonna last until the end of the year. Then in 2020, we are planning to tour Germany! Can´t wait!
What do you want people to know about Vulture Vibe?
That we play rocknroll music and that we intend to keep it alive! And… We have a new single out called “Darkness” which features Todd Ögren of Rival Sons on keys – check it out! See ya on the road !
Mads Ingemann Bendixen – bass and vocals Alex Dürr Villadsen – Guitar Kasper Østergaard Hansen – Drums