By Greg Maki ----- Everyone is welcome to have an opinion, but with respect, anyone who still thinks rock is dead wasn’t paying attention throughout the year that’s about to end. In 2018, it was a rare week that didn’t feature at least one or two new releases in hard rock or metal to get... Continue Reading →
Continuing the cycle for its latest release, "Ember," Breaking Benjamin has announced a headlining tour which will include support from Skillet, Asking Alexandria, Underoath, Fight the Fury and Diamante on select dates.
Diamante has released her latest music video for the song "Bulletproof" from her debut album, "Coming in Hot." The clip showcases a training session with fitness motivator and celebrity trainer Melissa Alcantara—known on social media as @FitGurlMel and at Gold's Gym in Hollywood. "Thanks so much to the awesome @Fitgurlmel for the inspiring workout," Diamante said. "This song is a reminder that when something... Continue Reading →
Without question, the breakout metal band of the first half of 2018 is Bad Wolves, with their cover of the Cranberries’ classic “Zombie” rocketing into the mainstream. Despite outward appearances, the success has not come overnight. All the band members—vocalist Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy, Snot, Westfield Massacre), guitarists Doc Coyle (God Forbid) and Chris Cain... Continue Reading →
With an anthemic, ‘80s-inspired sound and striking, blue-haired image, Diamante has stormed onto the national music scene in 2018. The 21-year-old Mexican-Italian-American’s debut album, “Coming in Hot” (read Live Metal’s review), was released on June 15 via Better Noise Records/Eleven Seven Music, following her duet with Bad Wolves on the song “Hear Me Now,” the... Continue Reading →
From Ashes to New, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, started making a name for itself with its debut album, “Day One” (2016), fusing elements of nu metal with more modern sensibilities. Wholesale lineup changes ensued, however, leaving front man/rapper/programmer Matt Brandyberry as the only original member. The revamped band—which also includes guitarist Lance Dowdle, on board... Continue Reading →
Review by Greg Maki ----- “Coming in Hot,” the debut album from 21-year-old Mexican-Italian American, Boston-raised, Los Angeles-based, blue-haired Diamante, bristles with youthful energy and rock ‘n’ roll attitude, signalling the arrival of a compelling new voice on the national scene. With 14 songs, the album might seem a bit daunting at first, but with... Continue Reading →
Bad Wolves have premiered their latest music video for "Remember When"—exclusively available on Apple Music through June 15. Directed by Wayne Isham (Mötley Crüe, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth), "Remember When" is the third single released from the band's debut album, "Disobey," out now via Eleven Seven Music. The album had a consumption of more than 21,000 units in the first week and debuted... Continue Reading →