KCRW has been championing¬†Black Rebel Motorcycle Club since the band sent over early demos almost 10 years ago, and the love affair is still in full bloom. The band’s pulse-pounding track, “Evol,” from the their latest LP, Beat the Devil’s Tattoo, has been handpicked as“Today’s Top Tune.” It will air throughout the day on 89.9 FM in LA and is available for free download all day HERE.

Earlier this month, BRMC, just back from their European tour, stopped by KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and delivered a rousing set of songs from their new album as well as classics from their leather-clad songbook. In case you missed it, or just want to listen to it over and over again like we do, the raucous performance is now archived and can be streamed


The threesome are currently refueling from their European tour that covered 71 shows in 95 days through 15 countries and getting a bit of rest before gearing up for even more touring, including jaunts across New Zealand, Australia and Japan followed by a return to Europe for a slew of summer festivals.


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.


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Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

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."


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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.


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