Islander has been having an incredible year, seeing success on the critical level and commercially, with their songs lighting up the radio. The band has toured with a number of heavyweights (including P.O.D., RED and Papa Roach) and major festivals like the Mayhem, Welcome to Rockville and Rock on the Range, but the band is currently on one of the most sought-after tickets of the year: Opening alongside Suicide Silence for Korn, who is playing their 20-year-old debut self-titled album in its entirety.

HM Magazine’s Johnny Bravo met with Islander vocalist Mikey Carvajal last week to take some inventory after the Greenville, S.C. band performed at Stubb’s in Austin, TX. Carvajal shares some early insight into his band as he opens up about his first show ever (and how it made him fall in love with music), what some of his favorite lyrics he likes to perform are and an inspirational story about birds.

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The Undertaking 2021

Quite The Undertaking

Frenzied. Chaotic. Punk. The Undertaking!, San Diego's newest wild bunch, is about to release their debut album, and, if their live show is a premonition of any kind, the world will be opening up to one heck of a party with them. Contributing writer Andrew Voigt talks to vocalist Austin Visser about the band's new album, the reality of their music, and how they've been able to embrace their creative freedom.

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