Josh Scogin of The Chariot recently released the debut album of his mostly acoustic project, A Rose By Any Other Name entitled “One For My Master And One For My Dame.” The project has surprised a lot of people used to Josh’s aggressive side now being serenaded by rustic guitars and melodic croons. Alt Press.com has given a big seal of approval with a four star review here: http://www.altpress.com/reviews/entry/oneformymasterandoneformydame/

Choice quotes from the review include “sounding like the lost stories of a long-forgotten generation where campfires were the only setting a songwriter needed to tell a musical tale. Scogin’s vocals are a highlight throughout One for My Master And One for My Dame, crooning and harmonizing all along the way.”

Scogin just finished his first regional tour as A Rose this week which came through Atlanta, Arkansas Texas and Tennessee. CD’s and merchandise for sale at the following link
http://thevelvetpress.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=9&Itemid=74

Info and music at: myspace.com/thejoshscogin

Features

Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.

By

Full Feature
My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.

By

Full Feature
HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.

By

Full Feature
All Features