Many hard bands have gone soft in the past. When Strongarm broke up they came back as Further Seems Forever. Brett Detar left Zao to do The Juliana Theory. Members from Six Feet Under started Brandtson. Blake Martin of A Plea For Purging started a solo project a few years back. Recently the members of the defunct death metal band Indwelling started an Americana/folk band called Some Dark Holllow. Around the same time Seth Hecox of Becoming The Archetype got with his friend Brandon Williams to start a Americana/folk duo in the veins of ‘70s singer/songwriter artists like Bob Dylan. Plus bands like Wilco and Mumford & Sons. It is not strange for a heavy artist to show a softer side. As we can see, history repeats itself on this subject a lot. All Folked Up is another fan-funded record through Kckstarter. This record is great. It is one of those records you will find wanting to listen to over and over again. With great biblical themes throughout the record, you could almost label it as a worship record. All Folked Up is the perfect record to change gears from metal and hardcore.
On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."Full Feature More from Tigerwine
The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.Full Feature More from Comrades
Of Virtue has been around for awhile, but, on the eve of the release of a stripped-down version of their latest EP, they're still ripping through the sceneFull Feature More from Of Virtue
Almost 27 years after the band's first studio album, P.O.D.'s message is arguably more important than ever. "I believe (our message) is even more relevant now than it was then. If you really listen to 'Youth of the Nation,' we still have these tragedies going on. There’s a lot of searching still going on out there."Full Feature More from P.O.D.