Minor Crisis (SoundCloud), an electronic rock band formed from former members of The Chariot and Zao (Joey Husley and Roy Goudy), are set to release their debut record this month through Autumn + Color Records. To whet your appetite, the band has released b-sides of two of their tracks, named and released exclusively for HM Magazine. Use the download link on the SoundCloud clops below to download them for free today!

Producer Jeff Ashmore spoke with HM about the two tracks.

“Wedye” is an album track, but this version includes additional guitar and synth parts that will be used live and are not on the album version. The album version will be more lyrical in content and focus, where as this one is more focused on musical content.

“Drama Queen” is actually a remix made from a couple of tracks that will be on the album, but will only be heard in this format live or exclusively with this HM article.

Our goal and musical direction with Minor Crisis is to hopefully present the electronic and aggressive (or mood-rock) genres together in a format that doesn’t feel corny or forced. We think these two tracks do just that (and hope others will agree), while also offering different intentions with the tracks’ emotional content. “Drama Queen” is more of a light-hearted approach, similar to an Offspring style, and “Wedye” is more of the dark, melodic, industrial rock feel layered with very analog guitar soloing and riffs.

Enjoy, and share away!

“Wedye”

“Drama Queen”

Features

Atreyu- 2021

Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.

By

Photo by Ashley Osborn

Full Feature
Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.

By

Photo by Alex Krauss

Full Feature
Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.

By

Full Feature
All Features