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While “Casual Sex” doesn’t quite pick up where “Every Lie” left off – and the video may very well be the highlight of the first single off the band’s highly-anticipated sophomore offering – here’s hoping Alan Cross is right and Sick and Twisted Affair is further proof that the world does belong to My Darkest Days.
When I asked Ben Caplan during the Southern Ontario stop on the Canadian leg of his recent tour, how it’s been going since his new album came out, his response was curt: “I’ve been touring like a mother fucker!”
“If we weren’t confident in the material going into the studio we probably would have felt the pressure,” said Max Kerman, lead man for The Arkells, reached by phone yesterday on the eve of the release of Michigan Left.
The band’s latest offering, Better Off, is the first of three Ten Second Epic albums to not be produced by Garth Richardson (Atreyu, Chevelle, Mudvayne). This time around, the band hired 54-40 guitarist Dave Genn to man the boards.
While he enjoys the comfort of the limelight only slightly more than the banal glow of a streetlight, Joe Bonamassa is by every account a legend. He sells 300,000 tickets year earlier and in 2009 had Eric Clapton join him on stage.
“We’ve played some of the worst and some of the best shows. It’s kind of a part of coming up as a band in Canada,” The Sheepdogs told Rolling Stone at one point during the magazine’s Choose the Cover Contest.
The Watters Brothers band has hit full riot mode with their third album – a 13 track self-released juggernaut of blues and electronic suffused rock anthems entitled Rock And Roll Mansion. “This is what we do,” says Muddy, definitively.
It would be easy to count Korn out – with shows being cancelled in Scranton, PA – but the ninth full-length may prove to be the band’s defining moment, 2010 the year the Bakersfield, CA, rockers come full circle on a 15-year career.
The fifth full-length by Toronto trio Danko Jones is something like an audio version of an expensive lap dance. Below the Belt, more sex and rock than drugs (but it’s in there too!), boasts a frenetic pace.
The relationship Virginia band Lamb Of God has with its fans is marked by more than a trace of southern etiquette. In addition to an effective viral marketing front, the band is brutally honest with its fans.