Migrate Music Review: Voice Of Ruin

Voice of Ruin is a metalcore/ deathcore band from Geneva, Switzerland. Earlier this year they released their debut, self titled LP on Heimathome Records. Upon first listening I noticed a number of things: the record is fast, it’s fairly intense, there are lots of hammer-ons and pull-offs, lots of chugs and lots of bass drops. Being that these things are the quintessential elements of deathcore, we then have to see if these elements are utilized in a way that makes the album stand out as a cohesive work and that it brings something to the table that is worth listening to. And, I think that the album definitely does just that. It may use a lot of the older elements of deathcore to the table, but it mixes them with elements more in line with metalcore and brings with it a certain level of melody and groove that can be missing in most contemporary deathcore. I think fans of both genres could enjoy this band and that the musicians are definitely talented. I hope to hear new stuff from them in the future and I’m excited to see how they will grow as musicians. For fans of Despised Icon, Suicide Silence, etc.

You can listen to their music here: reverbnation.com/voiceofruin

Facebook and “Like” them here: facebook.com/voiceofruin

 

Article by Tommy Hemmer

 

Migrate Music Exclusive: Fourth Quarter Comeback – When I Fall

Buy: Fourth Quarter Comeback – When I Fall 

Fourth Quarter Comeback is:

Andy Garcia: Vocals/Guitar

Casey Johnson: Guitar/Vocals

Ben Cobb: Bass

Matt DuRousseau: Drums

Fairfax, VA’s Fourth Quarter Comeback has only been together since late summer 2010, but they’ve quickly gone on to create quite a stir both online and in their own hometown. Armed with a batch of infectious, radio-ready power-pop rock tunes, the band entered the studio in late 2010 to record their self-released debut EP “Finders Keepers” with producer Jim Ebert (All Time Low, Butch Walker). The EP is out now and available on iTunes at: itunes/finders-keepers 

Finders Keepers Track Listing:

1. When I Fall

2. All I Know

3. New York, New York

4. Finders Keepers

5. You And I

 


Impressively, Fourth Quarter Comeback is currently among the Top 10 bands competing for a chance to play Virgin Mobile‘s FreeFest 2011 on September 10 in Columbia, MD. Five bands will be chosen, and they need your help to win a spot! To vote, simply ‘Like’ Virgin Mobile Live’s Facebook page (facebook.com/VirginMobileLive) and under the “FreeFest” tab, vote for Fourth Quarter Comeback. Voting ends Sunday, September 4th

 

Check out Fourth Quarter Comeback on the web here: fourthquartercomeback.com

Facebook and “Like” them here: facebook.com/FourthQuarterComeback

Tweet them here: twitter.com 4thquarterband

And check out more of their music here: purevolume.com/4thQuarterComeback

 

Article by Matthew Dickson

 

 

Listen: Powerwolves – You Won’t Find Peace (Full Album Stream)

Click picture or click HERE to listen to “You Won’t Find Peace by Powerwolves.

Via Revolver Magazine 

Hailing from Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts, POWERWOLVES unleash their own brand of heavy, metallic hardcore. With the release of their demo in the spring of 2010, POWERWOLVES played any and every show they were offered, appearing nonstop throughout the Northeast and garnering themselves a solid following. POWERWOLVES began recording their debut full-length in early 2011 at Format Audio with Ryan Stack (LATE NITE WARS, THE EFFORT). Titled, You Won’t Find Peace, the album was released on Panic Records on August 30th.

You Won’t Find Peace displays everything that you’ve come to love in a hardcore band-brutality, heaviness, aggression, and intelligent lyrics. You Won’t Find Peace from beginning to end is sure to wreck your life. It’s only a matter of time before POWERWOLVES find themselves referenced alongside bands like RINGWORM, THE HOPE CONSPIRACY, and PULLING TEETH, as they are just that good.

Here is the tracklist for “You Won’t Find Peace”

1. Behind This Face

2. The Chaos You Made

3. You Won’t Find Peace

4. Heavy Lies The Crown

5. Yesterdays

6. My Eyes Are Open

7. Welcome The End

8. They Keep Us

9. Night Of The Long Fangs

Facebook these guys here: facebook.com/Powerwolves

Article by Matthew Dickson

Life In Your Way is back!!!

This has probably been the best news I have heard in awhile! O.K. I admit, I love this band. I always have, and always will. Life In Your Way has literally come back from the dead to put out a new album. And you can hear their new album teaser of their upcoming release Kingdoms on their Facebook page: Life In Your Way (You have to “Like” them before you can hear it, but that’s a good thing.)

Now let me leave you with my absolute favorite song by Life In Your Way called Salty Grave.

Article by Matthew Dickson

Watch: Staind – Not Again (Official Music Video)

We have been bringing you the latest news on Staind as they have been developing. And so, to keep you up to date, Staind has released their music video for their single Not Again on Kerrang!

You can watch the video by clicking here: Staind – Not Again 

Article by Matthew Dickson

MIGRATE MUSIC EXCLUSIVE: Staind – S/T

We are proud to introduce to you exclusive content by STAIND. STAIND will release their highly anticipated, self-titled, 7th studio album via Flip/Atlantic Records – September 13, 2011.  Produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust), STAIND is a return to the band’s heaviest roots that hearken back to their 1999 major label debut, Dsyfunction.  Described by the band as a throwback of where they came from, STAIND is the band’s most intense and powerful work to date.

The debut single, ‘Not Again,’ is currently top 5 at active rock radio and the fastest rising single in the band’s history.

STAIND’s 16-year-plus career has garnered over 13 million in worldwide album sales, five #1 singles at 3 different radio formats, and the most played rock song of the past decade,  ‘It’s Been Awhile.’

Staind dove into bleaker recesses than ever before and surfaced with their heaviest and most hypnotic album to date, STAIND, their self-titled, seventh studio album.

The multi-platinum Massachusetts hard rock outfit—Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok, and Johnny “Old School” April—pushed itself to the very brink. There was struggle and strife, but, as a result, Staind constructed a collection of chaotically melodic songs that hearken back to their 1999 major label debut, Dysfunction, while wielding an instrumental and lyrical prowess that could only be cultivated by 16 years of writing, recording, and touring together.

Along the way, the band forged a melodic musical maelstrom that served as solace for fans of all ages. They sold 15 million albums worldwide, had eight top ten singles across multiple formats with three songs hitting number one, and wrote the most-played rock song of the past decade, “It’s Been Awhile.” Three out of six albums—Break the Cycle, 14 Shades of Grey, and Chapter V—debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and 2008’s The Illusion of Progress peaked at #3. On STAIND, they channel the intensity from their early days with tight, taut technicality. Mushok augments an avalanche of baritone guitars with a searing solo on the track “Eyes Wide Open” as Lewis schizophrenically screams. Meanwhile, “The Bottom,” featured on the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack, twists and turns through a haze of grinding guitars, bass, and drums. These songs are raw and real. They’re heavy and honest. They’re pure and powerful. They’re everything Staind was always meant to be.

Mushok sums up the band’s return to form best. “It’s like Dysfunction 2011,” he smiles. “The music goes back to where we started, but there’s still melody. We were ready to make an album that was heavy from beginning to end. It was time.” ” I aimed to create distance between Staind and my solo material,” declared Lewis.  “We decided to go back to what we were doing initially.”

The decision to make a heavier album proved unanimous among the band. Staind regrouped in December 2010 as a spring deadline loomed. In rehearsals, they tensely tore through ideas before arriving at what would become these songs. With Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust) returning behind the board, Staind constructed a studio that mirrored the producer’s inside of Lewis’ Western Massachusetts barn. They recorded drums, bass, and vocals in the barn, while Mushok cut his guitars in the band’s Springfield, MA rehearsal spot.

During the winter months, Lewis stood mired in an intense balancing act of promoting his solo EP, “Town Line,” and toiling over STAIND.  During this time, Town Line debuted at #1 on the Billboard country charts and #7 on the Billboard 200 and garnered Lewis two CMT award nominations. He’d play acoustic shows on the weekend and then return home to commence tracking during the week.  Still, inspiration didn’t truly strike until the last possible moment in April when he wrote and recorded the majority of the album’s lyrics in two grueling and nerve-wracking two-day stints. Those eleventh hour sessions were an emotional exorcism.

“Pressure usually kicks in my creativity, but I’ve never been quite so stressed out over an album,” reveals Lewis. “There were a lot of schedule clashes and differences of opinion, and I was trying to muscle through it all. I was burnt from running ragged, and nothing would come out lyrically for months. We’d talk about ideas, but it didn’t happen until the end. Those were real feelings of discontent arising within the whole process. There’s nothing like shit coming off real—when it’s real. I guess that was my breaking point. It was a big heaving deep breath when it was over.”

Mushok adds, “This was a hard record to make. We weren’t all together in the same place the whole time, and Aaron and I butted heads about the music. In hindsight, it all paid off and we ended up with a better album.”

Every moment of the process was captured in a forthcoming documentary piece, which Lewis aptly dubs, “Some Kind of Monster on steroids. It unveils everything that went into this.” After finishing the album, Staind underwent another significant change. The band amicably parted ways with original drummer Jon Wysocki.

“Not Again,” the lead single, brandishes a vicious vitality, teetering between pummeling guitars and an incisive, infectious hook. “That was born out of the frustrations of making this record,” exclaims Lewis. “It came out of being really fucking pissed off, and you can hear that in my voice.”

You can also hear it loud and clear on the gritty and gruff groove of “Wannabe,” where the singer spits vitriol at faceless online detractors. Then there’s “Failing,” which snaps from a haunting harmony into an entrancing refrain. With clean guitar and vocals, “Something to Remind You” is sparse and elegantly brutal, while “Paper Wings” burns with raw rage.

“There’s a deeper anger to the vocals and music,” explains April. “Some of the riffs Mike came up with were challenging and incredibly different. We’ve grown so much, and at the same time managed to find out way back to our roots.”

Since day one, Staind has found ways to make darkness beautiful, wrapping shards of melody inside a distorted hum. Mushok continues, “I’m very happy to know we can go back to where we came from and write a record like this. It wasn’t an easy process, but it was worth it.”

Ultimately, Staind will continue their legacy. “As a songwriter, you can only hope someone feels what you’re feeling,” concludes Lewis. “In terms of what I get off my chest, the subject matter has always been a release for me. I think this record is another perfect example of that.”

So check out the latest music by STAIND below:

STAIND – Not Again

STAIND – Eyes Wide Open

Also here is thier just released tracklist below for their upcoming album.

Tracklist:

Eyes Wide Open   00:03:30
Not Again  00:04:34
Failing  00:05:26
Wannabe  00:03:49
Throw It All Away  00:04:24
Take A Breath  00:03:56
The Bottom  00:04:15
Now  00:03:44
Paper Wings  00:04:23
Something To Remind You  00:04:07

Article by Matthew Dickson

MIGRATE MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Icon For Hire – Make A Move

Icon For Hire has just released their new music video for their song Make A Move and has asked us at Migrate Productions to share it with you all. If you like bands like Paramore and Halestorm…you will like Icon For Hire. The song comes off their debut album Scripted which is to be released on August 23rd by Tooth & Nail Records.

Scripted was produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, The Almost, Acceptance).

So check out their new video Make A Move below

And also check them out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/iconforhireofficial