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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: STARKILL’S FRONTMAN PARKER JAMESON

interview by Michael McCarthy Back in July of 2013, I gave a very positive review to the debut album by Starkill, Fires of Life, which was a perfect blend of the death and symphonic metal subgenres. Nightwish as performed by Dimmu Borgir, if you will. Well, those artists continue to be among the...
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MANDATORY EP: WHINNIE WILLIAMS: BAD GIRL

Oh, Whinnie Williams, how can we count the ways we love you? Remember the first time you heard Lily Allen and it felt so magical and new?  Or the first time you heard Ellie Goulding, perhaps?  Well, Whinnie Williams’ Bad Girl EP is just as wonderful and exciting, primed to give you a...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LENNY KRAVITZ: STRUT

“She ate my heart / I love New York City,” sings Lenny Kravitz, oh so passionately, on “New York City,” one of the best cuts from his primo new album Strut. Roughly ten years ago on his Baptism record he did a tune called “California,” putting the golden state up on a pedestal,...
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KILLER METAL VIDEO: STARKILL: “BEFORE HOPE FADES”


"Before Hope Fades" is the second track to be unleashed from Starkill's upcoming album Virus of the Mind, which drops on October 14th and it's easily one of their best tracks to date, meshing everything from death metal vocals to clean vocals to orchestration to raw guitars to...
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  • T-ARA: CHUCKIE and T-ARA: SUGARFREE EDMEDITION
    T-ARA: CHUCKIE and T-ARA: SUGARFREE EDMEDITION Release Date:  10/7/14 Label:  코어콘텐츠미디어 What we have here is a remix of the EDM version of T-ARA's "Sugarfree." What we have here is a remix of the EDM version of T-ARA's "Sugarfree." The remix was done by Chuckie and I'm really not impressed, largely because he used very […]
  • FLiP: GIRL
    FLiP: GIRL Release Date:  10/1/14 Label:  Universal As you may recall, FLiP is an all-female band formed in Okinawa in 2005 by singer/guitarist Sachiko, guitarist Yuko, bassist Sayaka and drummer Yuumi. "Girl" is their new single and it's a slick, expertly-produced song that blurs the line between J-Rock and J-Pop. As you may recall, FLiP […]
  • ANGELA HUI: R U OK? (AND DEBUT ALBUM)
    ANGELA HUI: R U OK? (AND DEBUT ALBUM) Release Date:  10/13 (album) and 9/10/14 (single) Label:  EEG Emperor Entertainment Group If you like Chinese pop, you must get to know Angela Hui, one of Canto-pop's brightest new stars. Angela Hui wowed critics and audiences alike when she performed at Emperor Entertainment Group's singing contest in […]
  • YUKI: FLY
    YUKI: FLY Release Date:  9/17/14 Label:  Epic Records Finally, following a three year wait, Yuki has released her seventh full-length album in the form of FLY. The 16 track opus includes the singles Play Ball, Sakamichi no Melody, Watashi no Onegai Koto, Starmann and Dare Demo Lonely along with 11 brand new, never before released […]
  • HKT48: 控えめI LOVE YOU!
    HKT48: 控えめI LOVE YOU! Release Date:  9/24/14 Label:  Universal Music The new HKT48 single is trash... But the B-sides are quite nice! Well, there's an easy way to sum this one up: if you like AKB48 and all of the related artists then you're sure to find this new single by HKT48 irresistible. But if […]