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An Exclusive Interview with Lyra

by Michael McCarthy In addition to well-established artists, I like to introduce our readers to promising new artists. Today we have an interview with Lyra, an enthusiastic singer/songwriter who got her start at the age of 6 when she began singing at her local church. She wasn’t just a church singer, though. Also...
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KILLER ROCK: Vega – “White Flag”


Vega, Vega, Vega -- how do I begin to describe you? You're a unique one, you, what with your mix of hard rock, classic rock, melodic rock, modern rock and hair metal. It's as though you're trying to appeal to every sort of rock audience all...
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#songoftheday = children of pop: “Manic”


If you like artsy, experimental pop then today's #songoftheday should put a huge smile on your face. It delivers more sounds than one could possibly count, layers and layers of them, and it also shifts directions when you least expect it. A real artistic statement, not...
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An Exclusive Interview with David Reece of Bonfire

interview by Michael McCarthy Currently, the lead singer of the famous German heavy metal/melodic rock band Bonfire, David Reece is no stranger to the scene. He first shot to fame in 1989 when he replaced Udo Dirkschneider as the lead singer of another German metal band, Accept. He was only with Accept for...
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#songoftheday = KERLI: BLOSSOM


Have I mentioned how happy I am that Kerli is making electro-pop again? Her dance music was great, sure, but her lyrics and voice fit electronic soundscapes better than club beats. At least that's my opinion. ...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW = SCHAMMASCH: TRIANGLE

There are albums that are difficult to wrap your head around and there are albums that are impossible to wrap your head around. I thought the album Triangle by Switzerland’s Schammasch was going to be the latter after reading the press release, which points out that it’s 100 minutes long, a triple album...
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#songoftheday = WHITE SEA: “BLOODLINE”


"Bloodline" is the second song offered from White Sea, a.k.a Morgan Kibby, from her art project Postcards From Nowhere, which allows her to share an interactive experience with fans and gives her the platform to release songs whenever she likes without planning an album or EP. "I...
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