Tag: Music Scene

Motley Crue to be Honored at Sunset Music Festival

West Hollywood’s legendary THE SUNSET STRIP has announced MÖTLEY CRÜE as the 2011 recipients of the “Elmer Valentine Award” for their contributions to the history of THE SUNSET STRIP. The Thursday, Aug. 18 award ceremony at House of Blues Sunset Strip will kick off the fourth annual SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL, a three-day celebration of …

LEMMY Explains Why Rap Music is NOT Music!

Just when you thought Lemmy couldn’t be anymore of a badass, he rips in to every style of “music”. Lemmy was recently interviewed by Atlantic City Weekly and was asked his opinion on all the different styles of music. When it comes to rock and pop music he said, “What the fuck is it about …

Metal Music Festival Helps Cancer Charity

A young Nanaimo musician found a way to give a boost to the metal music scene while helping charity at the same time. Joey Paul, 15, was the driving force behind the Big Bust, a metal music festival with proceeds going toward breast cancer treatment and research. The idea was planted after Paul performed at …

Rise Records Welcomes Memphis May Fire To The Family

Rise Records is extremely proud to announce the addition of Memphis May Fire to the family.  Having played countless of tours over the last several years, MMF has solidified their name in the all ages music scene. The band just wrapped up their new album with upstart producer Cameron Mizell which will see the light of day …

Hardline Entertainment Offers Free Download of 10 Song Label Compilation

Head over to http://goo.gl/TADP6 and “like” Hardline Entertainment on Facebook to download your free 10 song Hardline compilation. Hardline Entertainment, founded by Ken Seaton, is based in Hermosa Beach, CA and features some of the best up and coming bands in the West Coast alternative music scene, with genres including punk rock, metal, hard rock and …

RISE RECORDS Records Signs MAN OVERBOARD and TRANSIT

Rise Records is extremely excited to announce the signing of both MAN OVERBOARD and TRANSIT.  These 2 bands are very special in the music scene and Rise Records is honored and privileged to be able to release their future material.  Man Overboard (New Jersey) will release a 7″ via Rise on February 22nd which will …

Killing Joke – Absolute Dissent

Absolute Dissent is Killing Joke’s first studio album in 4 years and the wait was well worth it. Now back to their original lineup, the record finds the UK post-punk stalwarts firing on all cylinders, with some of their most focused songwriting in years. The album gets off to an energized start with the pulsating …

TESSERACT: Return Home From US Tour With Devin Townsend; Announce DVD Plans

TESSERACT just spent the last month touring across the United States alongside the progressive icon Devin Townsend. The band was making their first jaunt across the US in support of their new EP, Concealing Fate, and certainly made waves on the music scene which will undoubtedly create a frenzy around the band when it becomes …

WHITECHAPEL: Tells You “How to Make It” in the Music Business

“How does a band ‘make it’ in the music business?” – it is an burning question in many a heart, especially those in the metal world. Exclusive to SMNnews, WHITECHAPEL’s very own Alex Wade weighs in with his 2 cents on how WHITECHAPEL made it, and what goes into ‘making it’: I think the one …

BLACK TIDE: Studio Vlog #1

BLACK TIDE broke onto the music scene in a big way in 2008 with their youthful metal on their Interscope Records debut Light From Above. Now the Florida based quartet is at Spin Studios in New York recording their follow-up with producers GGGarth (Rage Against The Machine, Rise Against) and Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God). …

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