Two years ago, we had the pleasure of hearing a new song from Five Iron Frenzy, “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night.” The song turned out to be just a preview of what was to come; two years have come and gone. We are a three weeks away from the release of Five Iron’s new record, Engine of a Million Plots. The band has finally released the first single from the upcoming record, “Into Your Veins.”

Guitar player and main songwriter Scott Kerr commented on the song writing process.

Musically, this song came together more or less linearly. I started with the opening guitar riff and proceeded from there, adding horns and vocal melody with each section. After handing it off to Reese to write lyrics, however, he had some other ideas for the vocal melody and he really took it to another level. I salvaged the original chorus melody by way of adding it as a textural backing vocal in the bridge. I’m really excited about how it came together.

You can buy the song on iTunes and Amazon MP3. Pre-orders for the record go live at midnight Oct. 29th.


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."


Full Feature
Payable on Death – P.O.D.

A Voice of Life

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
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.


Full Feature
All Features