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Wolves at the Gate

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The Ohio-based Wolves at the Gate has put together a worthy blend of melodic songs (like “Rest”) with heart-pounding jammers (like “Wild Heart”) for a stellar release in their new album, VxV. A haunting mix of instruments and pastoral prayer lead their message, proclaiming that our sins have been counted, right up to the screams of “Wake Up” with the drums crashing around like a building crumbling apart. The band wastes no time getting to the message that the gate is broken and the wolves are among you. With a pack mentality, the band bounces off one another and feeds on each other’s energy, delivering raw emotion, song after song. WATG is no longer the cute puppy on the scene. They are grown, maturing as a band and their message carries a bite.


Telle Smith of The Word Alive

An Artist's Obsession

Telle Smith, vocalist for The Word Alive, is coming off the release of the band's sixth studio album, MONOMANIA. That was in February. This is, well, now. Originally planned to tour for the new album and play for millions, he’s in his house in California... trading stocks. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt catches up with the quarantined Smith.


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Righteous Vendetta

Not Dead... Yet

After canning the entire album in 2015, Righteous Vendetta is ready to release 'Not Dead Yet' and prove they're still thriving. We recently got to sit down with Ryan Hayes, vocalist of Righteous Vendetta, to discuss the band's upcoming album, life in the Mountain West, and how the pandemic has him venturing into country music songwriting.


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