Downhere’s lead singer, Marc Martel, has become a youtube sensation, as Martel entered the Queen Extravaganza contest with his rendition of Queen’s hit, Somebody To Love, which can be viewed at  His recording is the top video in the Queen Extravaganza auditions with over a million hits and as of yesterday was the 18th most viewed video of the day.  The Wall Street Journal has just interviewed him because of this tremendous response. The winner of the contest will tour with Queen in honor of the band’s 40th anniversary. Martel has an amazing voice and a striking vocal resemblance to Queen’s lead singer, the late Freddie Mercury.

He really does an awesome job. Check it out (without having to search through all the other entries):


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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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.


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Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

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.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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