REVIEW: Bad Wolves – ‘Disobey’

Review by Greg Maki ----- If you’ve been anywhere near rock radio so far in 2018, Bad Wolves’ reimagining of the 1994 Cranberries hit “Zombie” has been inescapable—and for good reason. It’s everything a cover should be: true to the spirit of the original yet infused with the current band’s identity and still relevant nearly... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: John Boecklin of Bad Wolves

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 →

INTERVIEW: Diamante

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 →

INTERVIEW: Danny Case of From Ashes to New

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: Diamante – ‘Coming in Hot’

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 →

From Ashes to New releases ‘Crazy’ music video

From Ashes to New has released the official music video for "Crazy," the first single off its upcoming LP, "The Future," due April 20 via Better Noise Records/Eleven Seven Music. The album is available for here. “Crazy” is the first look into the Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based band’s revamped lineup and sound. The band now consists of founding front... Continue Reading →

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