Chats With The Freak By EMSU Media
By EMSU Media
Chats with the Freak is hosted by the openly unapologetic Emmy Susani. Every week she brings on some of your favorite people in the music business, as well as some people you might not be so familiar with. She discusses past, present, and future stories and projects with guest(s) using her own brand of interviewing.
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Ven from Evernoir - Chats with the Freak
https://linktr.ee/Evernoir. Evernoir is an original Alternative Metal band from Eau Claire, WI. Original members Venerate Miercy and Vic Wiley formed the group in 2016, later joined by Trevor Wendt, James Mattson, and Jimmy Booth. They are signed with DI Records. The members have united under a history of depression, and have chosen to take a stand for the wounded and fallen. Their lyrics focus around abuse and suicide awareness; they aim to encourage listeners to keep fighting and seek help. Music was a refuge for each member during their own struggles, and they want their listeners, dubbed “Noirbirds,” to know they are not alone and that there is hope.
May 21, 2022
Mark Tremonti - Chats with the Freak
Mark Tremonti is a GRAMMY® Award Winning musician, producer and author. A founding member of hard rock bands Creed and Alter- Bridge as well as his solo project, Tremonti, Mark has been named "Guitarist of the Year" for three consecutive years and most recently named “Guitarist of the decade” by Guitar World and the fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist of all time by Total Guitar magazine. Mark Tremonti has come together with surviving members of Frank's orchestra, creating new takes on some of the classics and some deeper cuts from Frank's catalog. Mark has gifted this album to the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), using all proceeds to help fund NDSS give the gift of music to children with developmental disabilities.
May 20, 2022
Harmless Habit - Chats with the Freak
Columbus, OH based, Heavy Rock band HARMLESS HABIT has released their new single, "Lights Out". Recorded at Mixwave with Grammy-nominated producer Taylor Larson, "Lights Out" is the band's 5th single released since their 2018 sophomore EP, Fronterror.
May 04, 2022
Jymmy Tolland - Chats with the Freak
Formed in the summer of 2019, The Lonely Ones are a four piece vocal-oriented hard rock band with an ear for melody and a taste for success. No strangers to the hardships of the music industry, The Lonely Ones know what they want and know how to get it. Their first singles "Eternal Sadness" and "THe Lonely One" from their yet untitled album were released in March of 2020. The New single "The Way Out" is available NOW. ticket link for April 2 at Dingbatz NJ with Kore Rozzik https://korerozzik.bigcartel.com/product/kore-rozzik-with-the-lonely-ones-dingbatz-nj the Lonely Ones Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7LO9DGtrr5LrhQEbhRontJ?si=ZrXpVmxuRPaXUf9pt9QZNQ&utm_source=copy-link
March 12, 2022
February 28, 2022
Signs of Tranquility- Pizza Party on Chats with the Freak
February 25, 2022
Bourbon House- Chats with the Freak
Bourbon House was founded by guitarist Jason Clark and vocalist Lacey Crowe in 2017. Upon the release of their self-titled EP, the single "Music in Your Bones" attracted the attention of disk jockeys around the world and received airplay on independent radio in more than a dozen countries and by the summer of 2018 they released their second album, Wild Abandon. The album spawned the fan favorites "Burn Them Bones," "Drown it in Whiskey," and "Jailer." From the fall of 2018 through the following year, the band welcomed Ryan Sargent as their official drummer, played across the American Midwest, and began recording singles which would ultimately comprise their third album. Bourbon House have been featured twice in Classic Rock Magazine, once for "Too High to Care," which was nominated for Track of the Week, and another time for "Devil on my Heels," which earned them a Track of the Week win and a spot on the magazine's covermount CD as well as a shout-out from Eddie Trunk on the program Trunk Nation. The success of "Devil on My Heels" continued as it reached #1 on the independent charts in Australia and #2 in the UK. In early 2020, they played a show in Nashville, TN, to benefit tornado victims, but had to cancel plans to tour the eastern states due to the pandemic. The band used the down time to shoot music videos for "Too High to Care" and "6000 Miles," and finish writing and recording what would be their third album. After landing a slot on the Blind Anxiety Entertainment roster, Bourbon House headlined their first tour of 25 dates through the southern United States in the spring of 2021. Within the following three months, Bourbon House released the single "Dead in the Water" along with an official music video and signed a management deal with Paul Crosby Management. "Dead in the Water" became a new fan favorite and is their first single to reach active rock radio, charting at 50 on BDS Indicator and 22 on the Foundations chart. In October of 2021, the band released their third album, Into the Red, on PACgroove Records with distribution through VON Artists Ltd. and The Orchard (Sony) which features the singles from the past two years and six previously unreleased tracks, including "I Got Trouble" for which they released their latest music video. Plans for 2022 include touring far and wide and another full-length album of original material. Bourbon House | Band (bourbonhouserocks.com)
January 31, 2022
Dash and Cory of CO-OP : Chats with the Freak
No strangers to performance, CO-OP brings a big, powerful sound to their show. Forming in 2014, CO-OP began gathering a small following in the local Phoenix scene. Within a few years, having shared a stage with rock legends like Motley Crue, The Hollywood Vampires and Alice Cooper, CO-OP is expanding their influence beyond Arizona and even outside the United States. Founder and frontman Dash Cooper’s powerful vocals mix a classic rock undertone with the strength and grit of modern rock, while guitar player Jeremy Tabor introduces heavy riffs mixed with melodic hooks that keep the music powerful and interesting. Justin Swartzentruber (bass) and Cory Michalski (drums) hold down the foundation.
September 04, 2021
Tim Ripper Owens - Chats with the Freak
American heavy metal singer who currently performs with KK's Priest, Spirits of Fire, the Three Tremors and A New Revenge. He first gained attention as the lead singer of Judas Priest and then Iced Earth. He took the nickname "Ripper" from the Judas Priest song "The Ripper" during his time in the tribute band British Steel.
September 04, 2021
Living dead girl- Chats with the Freak
Living Dead Girl is a Canadian metal band formed by frontwoman Molly Rennick. With a wide span of influences from Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails, to Avril Lavigne and In This Moment, Living Dead Girl mixes elements of a dark, enchanting gothic band, with fun, sexy attitude.
August 31, 2021
Zach Mreyeliner - Chats with the Freak
Mreyeliner is Anti Bullying Eyeliner brand designed for All Individuals. Coming this year will be our brand new collection and reLaunch of the brand with 12 personal colors named after loved ones and one we have lost. follow on Instagram @ mreyeliner
June 25, 2021
Chip from Chip & The Charge-Ups- Chats with the Freak
You can trace many styles of music back to the early punk sounds of the Ramones and the Pistols. Whether its the early MTV era rock (Billy Idol, Joan Jett), pop punk (Green Day) or today’s alternative rock (Twenty One Pilots, Yungblud), there’s a common thread uniting these genres. Chip & The Charge Ups unapologetically incorporates all of these influences into their energetic songs. Catch this band as they electrify the East Coast and beyond or check out their album, “Flow of the Current, Part I (+),” available now! Right now the Charge Ups are promoting the festive song "Black and Gold Christmas!" Features guest appearances by Liz Berlin of Rusted Root, Doug Carnahan of After The Fall, Jennifer Craven of A Common Crown and Char Fields! with the video directed by Marcus Morelli of Skene 19 Films. Proceeds from the sale of "Black and Gold Christmas" t-shirts benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Get your shirt and tickets for Chip and The Charge Ups show with Blacktop Mojo Dec 8th at http://www.thechargeups.com/store You can check out the video on their YouTube channel for Black and Gold Christmas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juYJv68WBGo
June 22, 2021
Stevie D from BUCKCHERRY - Chats with the Freak
Their ninth album Hellbound is due out 25th June 2021 Check out all tour dates and all other things Buckcherry at buckcherry.com
May 18, 2021
Kyle from LYDIA CAN'T BREAHTE - Chats with the Freak
Hard rock metal quartet LYDIA CAN'T BREATHE released their brand new single titled "SHEEP" to all digital outlets today! The single is a fresh take on the band's trademark sound with melodic guitars and dark tendencies. It showcases their ear candy intros, face melting guitar riffs, while still clinging to their heavy transitions and breakdowns.
May 18, 2021
Marty McCoy - Chats with the Freak
Marty McCoy from the Lonely Ones
April 23, 2021
Sammy Boller - Chats with the Freak
Detroit, Michigan. Rock City. It’s a perennial hotbed for the coolest new offerings in gritty, loud music. Falling in step with this notorious reputation, Detroit is home to guitarist and Candyrat recording artist, Sammy Boller. Sammy’s debut instrumental album, Kingdom Of The Sun, will drop in March, 2020. It was recorded & produced by Steve Lehane (Rustbelt Studios) and mixed by David Bendeth. The impassioned 11-song release features the tracks: “Cloak of Light”, “Awakening From the Daydream” and the epic lead single, “Kingdom of the Sun” (Jan. 17, 2020).
April 14, 2021
Paul Fig - Chats with the Freak
Paul Fig- Producer, Engineer, Mixer, and Composer has put his stamp on records by Deftones, Coheed and Cambria, Trivium, and the critically acclaimed Ghost B.C’s 2013 album, Infestissumam. In 2014, he received a Grammy Nomination in the category of Best Engineered Album Non Classical for Alice in Chains “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”. Most recently, he engineered Alice in Chain’s latest album “Ranier Fog”, which was released on August 24, 2018.
April 09, 2021
Eric Rodger - Chats with the Freak
Proceeds from song purchase go to help local venues. Learn how you can donate or get involved at https://www.sos2020pgh.org #sos2020pgh www.royalhoneyband.com #royalhoneypgh
January 16, 2021
Ian Abel - Chats with the Freak
Ian has also recently had his music featured in two seperate AEW PPVs (Double Or Nothing & Full Gear).. https://youtu.be/8gf3TOhPbUk
January 05, 2021
Scott Phillips- Chats with the Freak
Scott Phillips current drummer of the band Alter Bridge, set to drop Walk the Sky 2.0 November 6th 2020. Since the band announced the cancellation of their entire 2020 touring schedule, Alter Bridge has taken time to do what they are known best for – creating. Never a band to take a lot of personal time off, the band reviewed live recordings from their shows in January/February 2020 to pick a few of their live favorites of songs from their latest album Walk The Sky. This led bandmembers Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips to begin sharing ideas for a new studio song. Those collective ideas would yield a new, original song entitled “Last Rites” – a track written, recorded and completed entirely during the Covid-19 lockdown. The final version of “Last Rites”, along with live versions of “Wouldn’t You Rather,” “Pay No Mind,” “Native Son,” “Godspeed,” “In the Deep” and “Dying Light”, will form the new 7-song EP, Walk The Sky 2.0.
November 04, 2020
Albert Bouchard- Chats with the Freak
Albert Bouchard a founding member and drummer of the American hard rock band Blue Oyster Cult and Blue Coupe
October 22, 2020
Gina and the Eastern Block - Chats with the Freak
October 02, 2020
Ken Jay Static X- Chats with the Freak
https://static-x.org/ Static-X is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1994. The line-up has fluctuated over the years, but was long-held constant with band founder, frontman, vocalist, and guitarist Wayne Static until 2014. The band was founded by Wayne Static and original drummer Ken Jay. They rose to fame with their 1999 debut album Wisconsin Death Trip where their heavy industrial metal sound attracted attention within the burgeoning nu metal movement of the late 1990s, with the album eventually going platinum in the United States. The band released five more albums over the course of the next decade: Machine in 2001, Shadow Zone in 2003, Start a War in 2005, Cannibal in 2007, and Cult of Static in 2009. The band entered a hiatus while Static worked on his solo album, Pighammer, in 2011. Static briefly reformed Static-X in 2012, using only members of his solo album's touring band, before officially breaking up in June 2013. On November 1, 2014, Wayne Static died at the age of 48. The rest of the original Static-X lineup – bassist Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay – announced on October 23, 2018 that they were reforming the band in Static's honor, and would release Project Regeneration, their first studio album in eleven years, in 2020.
August 14, 2020
Cam from VIEO - Chats with the Freak
Find Veio Online: Website: http://www.veiomusic.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/veiomusic Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/veiomusic YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/veiomusic
August 10, 2020
John Norten of Blue Eyed Christ and Jason of Crosson - Chats with the Freak
Blue eyed Christ-https://youtu.be/1kz5BHmw-Os. Crosson-https://youtu.be/XTMN3wi8mM0
July 17, 2020
Skinny from Mushroomhead-Chats with the Freak
Mushroomhead is an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as their unique live shows usually performed at smaller venues. Mushroomhead has sold over 2 million units worldwide, and has made 7 studio albums and 15 music videos. Over their lifetime, Mushroomhead has gone through many changes in band lineups, with drummer Steve Felton being the only consistent member. Currently, the group comprises 8 members. They're currently promoting A Wonderful Life that is out NOW.
June 26, 2020
Joe Bouchard- Chats with the Freak
Joe Bouchard is best known as one of the founding members of Blue Öyster Cult. The original band sold millions of albums for Columbia Records with such classic songs as “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart “Burning For You”. The band toured all over the world with shows in the US, Canada, Europe, the UK and Japan, and has earned Joe nine Gold and two Platinum albums. As a songwriter, he wrote many BÖC songs including the very popular ”Astronomy” which was covered by Metallica on their 1998’s release Garage Inc and the live staple “Hot Rails to Hell”, which was the second BÖC single released by Columbia Records. Today when not writing and recording in his home studio, he performs with several bands. His latest group, Blue Coupe, is a superstar combo which features his brother Albert Bouchard, also a founding member of BÖC, and Dennis Dunaway, a founder of the Alice Cooper Group and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His first solo recording, Jukebox in My Head, was released in 2009 and he has since released Tales from the Island, New Solid Black, and The Power of Music. Strange Legends features Mickey Curry (Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Alice Cooper) on drums, with stand out tracks like “Forget About Love”, “She’s a Legend” and the cover of The Kinks 1964 hit “All Day and All of the Night". Joe Bouchard will release his brand new solo album ‘Strange Legends’ on July 31st. The first single and lyric video “Forget About Love” will drop on June 19th, with the follow up “She’s A Legend” dropping on July 17th. Keep checking back at Deko Entertainment as Joe will continually take you on a special behind the scenes song by song look at ‘Strange Legends’. For the last two years, Joe has worked tirelessly on his 6th and best solo album. For the production of this album he enlisted the help of Micky Curry, a drumming powerhouse, who has played with Hall and Oates, Alice Cooper and more. He is currently the drummer for Bryan Adams, playing on all of his big hits. He has over 40 gold records in his archives. JOE BOUCHARD STORE https://www.merchbucket.com/collections/joe-bouchard Deko Entertainment www.dekoentertainment.com
June 18, 2020
Parallel Motion and Hopeful Sixteen- Chats with the Freak
Parallel Motion: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4EmeOifsY72NXhMcwN25QS?si=3ssWpJulQa-2tNaliytyDQ. Hooeful 16: https://open.spotify.com/artist/07WZN5rej2GOmPirlPLzHZ?si=8OmrWoIZSWK1FDFh-AW8dg
June 05, 2020
Ironstone and Alexis from Once Upon A Flatline -Chats with the Freak
Ironstone: https://www.facebook.com/ironstone.official/ Once Upon A Flatline: https://www.facebook.com/OnceUponaFlatline/
May 29, 2020
Andre from Cut the Berry and Jonathon Eley- Chats with the Freak
Special thanks to Sarina from Music Hallucinations for making this episode possible! Cut the Berry is a 5-piece experimental rock band, based in Manchester UK, but from all over the world. Composed and produced in by André Pires, a sound engineer, producer and "weird music" fanatic, it delivers exactly that, weird music, arranged with beautiful melodies and aggressive latin, tribal, electronic and experimental interpretations. It tells a complex story narrated by a complex soundtrack. Jonathon Eley released his third album, America 25. On Twitter the following day, Eley thanked his fans and announced this would be his last rap installment. A year after his poignant sophomore album, Tomorrow They’ll Care, Eley punctuates the trend of social commentary with this final installment. Since winning the title of “next big producer” from Ryan Lewis at the Buffalo Beat Battle, Eley has always used his platform to call out injustice .https://open.spotify.com/album/2FH1SzVyy4yVsQ8jgqTb0R?si=-qyF4nD6TUyyJHvzMIjdFg
May 22, 2020
Abi Rose Kelly- Chats with the Freak
Following the roaring success of her debut release ‘James’ corsa’, Abi Rose Kelly has today (Friday 17th April) released her second single ‘Polaroids & Violence’. The second single from Abi Rose Kelly has been a hotly anticipated one, after ‘James’ corsa’ racked up 60,000 listens on her Spotify after seemingly coming out of the unknown. With the release of ‘Polaroids & Violence’, Warrington based Abi has firmly made her mark on the indie music scene, crystallising an incredibly accomplished sound for a musician so new. ‘Polaroids & Violence’ opens with a slacker grunge vibe, before the hammering drums knock you to attention. Abi’s vocals switch from having a sultry, breathless swagger to a rasping growl, almost as if Lana Del Rey was fronting a rock n roll band, and the change in tempo for the chorus almost catches you out for a moment before firmly pulling you back in. Recorded at The Lounge in Wigan with producer Gareth Nuttall (The Lottery Winners, The K’s, The A.V. Club), ‘Polaroids & Violence’ was written in two very different parts of Abi’s life. Telling the story of how silly mistakes can sometimes turn out to work in your favour, the basis of the song reflects a time of feeling angry at herself for getting so caught up at a party, and another time when she saw her friends struggling at the beginning of a relationship. Abi’s current following is a testament to her immediate success, with her debut headline gig at Warrington’s 200 capacity Lounge selling out well before the night. Find Abi at the following places: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abirosekellymusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/abirosekelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abirosekelly/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3K9fu0H0EZDRjNg9TKXWQ6?si=ShijTgvkQ0uMK207UNUPLQ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1DBnbEqGeHGh4bSLyMNcw Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-897454090 An interview with Abi Rose Kelly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UXw7JMMSA4‘Killer Waitress’ live session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htu3kUfiZjA
May 20, 2020
Ryan of Little King- Chats with the Freak
https://littlekingtunes.com/?fbclid=IwAR0IBG-p7lj0SUI0o4Vk5B10Ut-cZH-uJseUUYvNf2jcuxeRfYQT60CA_tU FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/littlekingtunes The Rock and Roll band Little King was formed in November of 1996 by guitarist/singer/songwriter Ryan Rosoff in El Paso, Texas. Rosoff had cut his teeth as the guitar player in the seminal eclectic rock group Tweed Quickly (where he met future Little King bassist Shannon Brady). After a year in that band, he had written enough of his own songs to try his hand at recording and producing a record. Rosoff named the new group Little King (a translation of the name "Ryan" in Gaelic). Featuring bassist Mike Esparza and drummer Alex Lizarazo, the trio played a few shows locally and regionally in the next four months while preparing to enter the studio. Little King's first demo CD, titled Transmountain, was released in El Paso in May on 1997. The group continued to tour and promote the CD, which sold about 800 copies in and around the Southwest.
May 15, 2020
Photographer Episode Part 2- Chats with the Freak
Pete Noel- Www.petenoelphotography.com Trish Smith- 412nes.com. Shyan Montuoro- IG @shys_shoots Sarnia Love- https://sarinalovewill921.wixsite.com/photography
May 13, 2020
Shawn of American Dream Machine and Rabid Flesh Eaters- Chats with the Freak
Rabid Flesh Eaters- After over 30 years of a brotherhood founded on the searing fire of classic metal bands like Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Slayer, and Rigor Mortis, the aggressive foaming at the mouth sonic assault of the R.F.E. is more relentless than ever. R.F.E.’s eight vicious new tracks are stronger and achieve heavier, faster heights than anything they’ve released before. With developed dynamics, extreme tightness, and a heart pounding impact this band has clearly evolved since their last album, 2016’s Reign of Terror. Beyond setting new standards for today’s speed metal genre, this record is a visceral homage to their longtime friends, Texas metal legends Rigor Mortis - drummer Harden Harrison, bassist Casey Orr, and their fallen brothers, guitarist Mike Scaccia (1965-2012) and vocalist Bruce Corbitt (1962-2019). RABID FLESH EATERS online: www.facebook.com/RabidFleshEatersTX/ www.rabidflesheaters.bandcamp.com www.youtube.com/channel/UC0rL8Rme6BzAYna07g78kkg/featured?view_as=subscriber AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE has dropped “Bad News,” the infectious first single from the modern rockers’ debut album, Deadhearts, due for release on June 26. AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE online: www.americandreammachineofficial.com www.facebook.com/americandreammachineofficial www.instagram.com/ADM_Official__
May 08, 2020
UltraViolent, Dancing With Ghosts and Shatter Brain- Chats with the Freak
Shatter Brain are an Adelaide based metal band comprised of members of some of South Australia’s most successful heavy bands. The band draws together an eclectic but coherent range of influences, seamlessly blending fast, razor-tight rhythms with laid back grooves, and boasting diverse vocals that move from ear-piercing highs to sewer-dwelling lows. https://www.shatterbrainmetal.com/ UltraViolent is a four-piece metal band based out of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. Formed in September 2014, UltraViolent had a goal in mind to create music they love and share their message with the world as young upcoming artists. UltraViolent started out by performing covers locally to earn the respect of their small hometown. Once UltraViolent knew their direction was taking a more original and heavier turn, they decided to play in cities that catered more to their style of music. In 2016 the band recorded, mixed, and mastered their first EP, “Five”, all by themselves at the age of 16. The band then branched out into cities such as Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Reading to perform their original music. Eventually they were to expand to the surrounding states to perform their captivating live show. By earning the respect of fans with explosive performances and anthem-like riffs, UltraViolent was a name that quickly became recognizable throughout their local scene. In late 2018 the band released their first music video for the song “Insult to Injury”, the first single from their full length release, “Eviction”. The video gathered over 32k views and 200 shares on Facebook within two weeks. UltraViolent followed up their hit with a lyric video for the next single from Eviction, “Hay in the Needlestack (feat. Merritt Frownfelter)”, their first release of 2019. This video gathered over 15k views on Facebook. UltraViolent released their debut album “Eviction” on June 20th, 2019. Eviction is a concept album that describes the timeline between the inception of humanity, our current state of society, and its inevitable end, ultimately done by our own hand. Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/1XEFR7d7KTZZrCVlqh7hfC?si=IFEQEMfoRnOtPOCkJoukxw "Dancing with Ghosts is an electronic-infused alternative rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, The band was started by Josh Cannon in 2015. After multiple attempts to work within a traditional band dynamic, Josh ventured off on his own and began writing, recording and performing his own music. - In 2017, upon the release of Dancing with Ghosts' first full link release "Koyaanisqatsi", Stephanie Conner, enthralled with the sound, joined the band, playing keyboard and vocals. - Stephanie contributed her vocal talents on the band's second album "The Nightmare Inside You", which was released in March of 2018. Along the way, Josh and Stephanie have been producing numerous music videos, which have garnered thousands of views on their Youtube channel. These videos, which have a wide cast of characters from demons, goddesses, deranged priests, witches, cage dancers and more, often lyrically feature mental health as a underlying theme- something they both know all too well. Both members of Dancing with Ghosts are affected with varying levels of anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD.
May 01, 2020
Photographer Episode Part 1- Chats with the Freak Episode #21
Bill Dominao: Build The Scene www.buildthescene.com First Angel Media www.firstangelmedia.com DI Records: www.direcordspgh.com Adam Sweet: asweetview.com IG:@adamsweet_ Christian West: www.westphotoandvideo.com George Archilbald: IG @garchilbald4 Frank Piercy: https://frankpiercy.photodeck.com/ IG @fpiercy2
April 29, 2020
Chats with the Freak- Maleena, Gerrod from One In The Chamber, and Aurora In Peril
Maleena's video for Don't Forget Me: https://youtu.be/eD2PDq2gUCk One in the Chamber BLOW: https://youtu.be/2ClUM9aKYp4 Aurora in Peril Hair Flip: https://youtu.be/uuQGnGjeaQ4
April 24, 2020
Anna Achimowicz- Chats with the Freak
Rock Dance Theatre© was created over night, impulsively by Anna Achimowicz, active on stage since 2004 working originally as a solo project first, then during 2011-2016 as Companie Achimowicz, and currently as RDT uniformly starting in 2016, before it was officially named in 2017. After nearly 20 years in the performance and dance theatre field, dance wasn't just enough any more, fashion had to be louder and more expressive than I used before, my body started wanting to be a musician. Rock n Roll found me, not the other way around, I picked up a guitar, started using it on stage, interacted with musicians, choreography came out of using the instruments. Later came drums and percussion, bass guitar. RDT was born out of a will to connect and mix something that was never combined in that way before. t's the fusion of contemporary dance, live guitar music and very visual fashion and styling. A stage language of its own. Since then RDT did tours 2017 “Tribute to Rock n Roll”, "On Edge", "Strings n Veins" and "Tribute to Rock n Roll" presented in Europe and supported by Eric Dover (USA) as an honorary RDT patron, co-directed and choreographed music videos “Temptations”, “Satiric Tango”, “Crystal Meth Pie”, performed together with Stagman ( Sweden), made a debut to Ryan Roxies “The Uh-Oh Song” premiering in Europe off his solo album. Annas shows and project are interactive, experimental and bring multiple arts on stage together, the post apocalyptic side of RDT created “Fire and Blood”, “Steam, Drums n Dance”, “Esfinge de la Muerte” presented in Spain, Sweden and Poland. Rock Dance Theatre is also a part of Cult of Chrome, and international association for post apocalyptic artists. RDT strongly works in cooperation with artists from the musical milieu, theatre or even film strongly promoting Rock and Metal in various circles thru fields of expressions like: workshops, appearances, jam sessions, photo shoots, podcasts. In Rock Dance Theatre it’s all Rock. Anna is currently working on new projects for 2020/21 “Without You Tour” as well as “Constant Rock Flow” workshop series planned to tour across Europe. 💥FB: @RockDanceTheatre 💥IG: @RockDanceTheatre 💥TWITTER: @RockDanceTheatr 💥Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/anna-achimowicz 💥 Wordpress: https://rockdancetheater.wordpress.com/ 💥Patreon: @RockDanceTheatre Official YouTube Rock Dance Theatre Channel, 💥YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0j2KeaGYcqNgrqWBlPg_tw/
April 08, 2020
Ryan Roxie- Chats with the Freak
Ryan Roxie is an American guitarist, singer/songwriter best known as a Solo Artist and for his guitar work with Alice Cooper, Casablanca and Slash's Snakepit. Between '94 and '96 Roxie worked with various artists. He provided guitar on Gilby Clarke's albums, Pawnshop Guitars, Blooze, The Hangover and Rubber. Roxie also lent his guitar styling to the un-credited work with Tal Bachman. Roxie's guitar work is displayed on the hit single "She's So High" produced by Bob Rock. Roxie played guitar on James Michael's (from Sixx AM) Inhale release as well. In 2000 Roxie also wrote and recorded on Slash's Snakepit's second album Ain't Life Grand. In 1997 Roxie joined up with long-time friends drummer Mike Fasano and bassist Will Effertz and created the band Dad's Porno Mag. After Effertz left, guitarist Keri Kelli and bassist Stefan Adika joined. The album was released on Wax-Tone Records. This item is now out of stock but was re-released in 2000 from Robinson Records. Produced by Jim Mitchell of Ugly Kid Joe fame and Mark Schulman (Simple Minds) with additional production by Alex Woltman and friend Gilby Clarke. The album has fourteen tracks and one special hidden track entitled "My Bad Knee" on track 77. Roxie began working with Alice Cooper in 1996 after a few good words were put in for him by Gilby and a shady character known as 'Bobby from Mates' while proving himself in an audition. He was offered a 'one year tour' playing with Alice. His first show with the Cooper band was at Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo club in Cabo San Lucas. In 2000 Roxie recorded his first studio album with Alice Cooper, Brutal Planet. Through 2000 to 2005 Roxie collaborated with Cooper on several albums including Dragontown, The Eyes of Alice Cooper and Dirty Diamonds, co-writing a number of songs on the latter two albums. LINKS. https://ryanroxie.com https://instagram.com/ryanroxie?igshid=1ngqs2x983iar
April 06, 2020
Kore Rozzik - Chats with the Freak
The Bastard Child of NYC. https://open.spotify.com/album/4SQ30U7AvIaIKtJ122tY47?si=YheEnYWPT2iYsSS4hUSFZw
April 03, 2020
DEMATUS -Chats with the Freak
Dematus is a three piece melodic metal band hailing originally from Rolla, Missouri. Over the years the band has played numerous shows ranging from backyard parties to festivals from all over the country even taking part in charity events and has had extensive airplay. Now currently located in Pittsburgh they have shared the stage with Otep, Chimaira, Soulfly, Mushroomhead, Bleed The Sky, Oceano, New Year's Day, Stolen Babies, iWrestledabearonce, Soilwork, Devil You Know, and many more. It has been said that the band could best be described as Evanescence and System of a Down's illegitimate child. Passionate about stunning the crowd with her abilities and talents the band is fronted by Jessica, a wide ranging, screaming and operatic stylist. Jessica also plays lead and rhythm guitar reminiscent and inspired by the likes of 80's guitarists Randy Rhoads and Dave Mustaine, along with current guitar virtuoso John 5. In addition Jessica is classically trained flutist and is a lyricist and composer for the band. She has won several awards including The John Phillips Sousa Award and The Marine Semper Fidelis Award. On the drums, Ryan keeps the band in step with his fierce beats and is a born metronome. Although he had received classical and jazz training in his youth, Ryan's more dominant and ferocious side took over in his teens pulling him into the metal music. Able to read music, play the xylophone, timpani, and percussion instruments, he has been a long time band section leader. His talents being likened to, and inspired by, some of the all time greats such as Terry Bozzio, Carter Beauford, Neil Purt, Will Hunt, and many more. Self taught bassist, Brian, is undoubtedly the heartbeat and high energy source of the band. Having a natural ear for music, one would definitely call him a raw, yet polished, talent. As Brian would say, he doesn't play under the influence of other musicians. His goal, as a musician, is to simply reach beyond his know talents while striving to find new levels.
March 27, 2020
Dakota from Another Day Dawns on Chats with the Freak
Song is Beautiful Suicide off of the Stranger EP Another Day Dawns is a high-energy hard rock band that was established in 2010 by drummer Nick McGeehan and guitarist Tyler Ritter of Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Initially performing classic rock covers, the addition of frontman Dakota Sean ignited their evolution into a full-on original act. Writing music at a breakneck pace, the trio quickly generated buzz across the northeast Pennsylvania region. Another Day Dawns earned opening slots for Fuel, Avatar, Sammy Hagar, Godsmack, Puddle of Mudd, Bad Flower, Trapt, Breaking Ben, 5 Finger Deathpunch, Daughtry, and BuckCherry. They band also accompanied former lead singer of Hinder, Austin John Winkler in his 2017 tour. As one of five finalists in the national NeXt2rock competition, Another Day Dawns took the opportunity to play the legendary Viper Room in LA. Another Day Dawns was signed to M7 Booking Agency in April of 2017 and the band has been writing non-stop ever since, formulating their next masterpiece to share with fans. Although in a creative mindset, Another Day Dawns continues to play shows every week all along Northeast America, including some of their favorite gigs at the Sands Event Center Bethlehem, PA, PennsPeak Jim Thorpe, PA, Musikfest Main Stage Bethlehem, PA, Sherman Theatre Stroudsburg, PA, Montage Mountain Scranton, PA, and Wally’s Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.
March 26, 2020
Justin ‡ Symbol (aka Star Daddy)- Chats with the Freak
Justin ‡ Symbol is a Los Angeles based musical chameleon whose songs range from heavy Industrial rock to dark trap & alternative RnB. His work places strong emphasis on visual themes, with colorful music videos and onstage theatrics.
March 06, 2020
Alora of VERY ALORA- Chats with the Freak
There is a strong female voice on the rock horizon, and she goes by the name Very Alora. As evidenced by the release of her debut single, “Don’t Make Me,”(http://bit.ly/MamaDontMakeMe) and a forthcoming EP - all produced by legendary producer Michael Wagner (who has previously worked with the likes of Metallica, Dokken, and King’s X, among many others) - Very Alora means business. And what would you do if you saw a mashup video of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” + “Seven Nation Army” from White Stripes from a wicked cool looking rock chick? Answer: you press PLAY! Here’s the approved mashup link: https://youtu.be/VSuM8ndKmEQ Hailing from Poetry, Texas (a small ranching community southeast of Dallas), Very Alora describes her sound as “Classic rock with a modern/punkish/alt twist. I think it’s a little out there, a bit unique if you compare it to the pop sound. But as far as rock n’ roll - I think it fits right in that alt/indie rock pocket.” Listing such classic rockers as Styx and Heart as influences, as well as such modern day bands as Flyleaf and Paramore, Very Alora has her favorites from the forthcoming, yet-to-be-titled EP. “‘Don't Make Me’ and ‘Carbon Copy Jealousy.
January 17, 2020
Jake from Watch Me Breathe - Chats with the Freak
From the very beginning, Watch Me Breathe has been all about honesty and authenticity. Lead singer Jake Aaron Ward formed the band in 2017 purely out of frustration. “As a solo artist, I just got fed up with trying to write music only to please other people. Watch Me Breathe is really an experiment that says: what would I write if nobody else was listening?” The results of that experiment have been surprising. In the short time since the release of their debut LP “The Lighter Side of Darkness” in February 2018, Watch Me Breathe has already accrued well over 150K views on YouTube and over 50K streams on Spotify…and the numbers keep growing. When it comes to making albums, this particular band has an unusual process not unlike that of Tame Impala or Bon Iver: Ward (a proficient multi-instrumentalist) writes, performs, records, mixes, and masters every song entirely by himself, in his own California home studio. He jokingly explains “I just kind of suck at collaborating.” He cites an eclectic range of influences, including Peter Gabriel, The Police, Imogen Heap, Goo Goo Dolls, and a whole slew of underground progressive metal bands that have helped shape his unique guitar parts and complex rhythmic patterns. In concert, the band performs as a power trio, with Ward covering guitar and lead vocals, while bassist Ryan Green and drummer/baby brother Carl Ward handle the rhythm section.
January 07, 2020
Greg from Swim the Current- Chats with the Freak
SWIM THE CURRENT has released the official music video for their new single, “Red Desert.” Recorded at GoreGrin Studios and Rival Sound Studios and the video filmed and directed by Second Sight Music Videos/Nightcast Productions, “Red Desert” is off of the band’s upcoming EP, Bright Lights, which is due out in early 2020.
January 03, 2020
Sharone - Chats With The Freak
Channeling chaos into art, Sharone erupted onto the Denver music scene as a solo artist in 2014 playing local DIY venues; since then she has gone on to play venues such as Marquis Theater, Bluebird Theater, and Gothic Theater, playing festivals, and opening for bands such as One-Eyed-Doll, The Birthday Massacre, Fuel, Saving Abel, Davey Suicide, Tantric, Hell’s Belles, and Stitched Up Heart. The atmospheric and melodramatic music of Evanescence and the psychedelic blues of Black Sabbath inspired Sharone to start performing her music live, and to eventually release her 2017 demo album, Storm. Despite sustaining a dark and nearly melancholy tone on recordings, the gothic artist’s live shows are nothing short of energetic, full of heavy piano riffs, pulsing rhythms, and enthralling theatrics. From emerging from a coffin to jumping off of monitors and captivating contortions, Sharone captures the interest of each audience member through her piercing stage chemistry with her live musicians, and her ever-growing theatrics. In the spring of 2017, the singer left her mark on the Denver music scene with the release of her first rock album ‘Storm’. Following the release, underwent a complete lineup change in her band, and came back stronger than ever with the reincarnation of her dark sound: ‘Enchiridion of Nightmares’ (2018). Sharone followed up the release with three exhilarating summer and fall tours, reaching audiences across the western, central, and eastern United States, and is currently working on her third studio album. This unique rock artist is destined for success in the metal and goth rock realm. Sharone's third studio album, 'Reflection', is out NOW
December 27, 2019
John Strickland from Lullwater- Chats with the Freak
For more than a decade, alt rockers Lullwater have been blazing their way to the top of the industry thanks to their gritty, southern-infused sound and straight-up, raw performances. Formed in 2007 in Athens, Ga, the foursome was born from the indelible mark that the godfathers of grunge left on music. The convergence of this inspiration, mixed with a healthy helping of swagger, defines this critically acclaimed alternative rock band. The group released its self-titled debut in 2012 to rave reviews and were immediately invited to join some of the biggest tours that same year. Since that time, Lullwater has spent the majority of their career on the road sharing the stage with a-list acts like Candlebox, Theory of a Deadman, Flyleaf, Passafire, Amaranthe, and butcher babies. The band subsequently released their sophomore, and arguably even better, album 'Revival' in 2015. "with the throttle wide open and the gas pedal to the floor, Lullwater rips it into overdrive on their solid heavy-hitting powerhouse of an album, revival...few deliver anything but watered down versions of those who influenced them from the past. Lullwater is the exception as they have crafted something with passion, drive, determination and honesty." - national rock review. In 2017, lullwater released 'The Seattle Sessions', an ep of live in-studio recordings of some of their best tracks, recorded at Seattle's famed London Bridge Studios. The ep also showcased the band's cover of Pearl Jam's "Release", which has received high praise from fans and musicians alike. Lullwater has just released their third record, Voodoo, produced by Sweden's Jakob Herrmann (Anthrax, Machine Head, Amaranthe). Continually pushing the boundaries musically and artistically, the band delivers a "bigger, more intricate & layered" digitally-recorded sound, unlike their previous analog-recorded releases.
December 20, 2019
Emma Garell-Chats with the Freak
Emma Garell grew up using her singing voice to speak for her. It has always been her passion. She dreamed of being on Broadway until she studied at School of Rock family in Richmond, Virginia. There she was introduced to Black Sabbath, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. Emma became a rock powerhouse with her cover band Bismuth (2017-2018) before evolving into a solo career with her original classic rock inspired originals. She lulls the listener into a sense of whispered magic, then out of nowhere, she belts with the power of the greats. Friends have called her Princess of Darkness and Roberta Plant…the truth lies somewhere in between as she takes these influences and finds her own sound. Having a wide ranges of vocal gifts, you won’t be surprised to hear a wide array of musical styling, all within the power of a haunting voice. Nothing in moderation… come along for the ride. (Emma Garell/vocals, Camden Harrahy/guitar, CJ Alicea/drums, Sammy P. Stiles/bass) Check out "Crawl" https://youtu.be/aACTWYD1pTc
December 18, 2019
Dan Kaincaid- Chats with the Freak
Dan Kincaid is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter/guitarist with a deep love for all things rock! Dan was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, but moved to Hollywood to pursue music. During his time in Los Angeles, Dan has fronted a number of bands such as Spit Out Star, SuperNo, and Six Days ’Til Sunday. Dan also lent his talents on bass to the band Synical. For his new solo album, “Persona Non Grata”, Dan teamed up with two amazingly talented producers and musicians, Christian Eigner of Depeche Mode and Niko Stoessl, which resulted in a truly special and impactful album. Persona Non Grata is about life, love, loss, the strength to face your demons and the power to rise above them. Check out "Living in Circles" https://youtu.be/3GSbVLn3uXU
December 13, 2019
Jenny Teator- Chats with the Freak
Jenny Teator is a St. Louis native who’s made her move to Nashville sharing her soul through her guitar and vocals. Jenny is a nationally-touring & recording artist who’s performed at notable venues and festivals such as: Old Rock House (St. Louis, MO), The Viper Room (Los Angeles, CA), Main-stage at the 2018 Venice Blues Fest (Venice, FL), The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville,TN), Exit-In (Nashville, TN), and many more. She released her debut single, ‘Surrender’, which has already surpassed 100,000+ streams on Spotify and growing. The single has received reviews world-wide - Aarik Danielson (Columbia Tribune) says ‘..think the Black Keys meets Demi Lovato - Teator keeps her versatile voice in a soulful middle register, delivering her lyrics with a surprising mix of blush, breathlessness, and bravado.” Inspired by singers Grace Potter and Susan Tedeschi, Teator has a very straight forward lyrical style and the music follows the feelings of those words verbatim. Her humble-yet-confident nature gives her a charm you’ll have a hard time finding anywhere else. Do yourself a favor, find her social media pages and make sure to catch her next show, your soul will thank you after the show. Check out "Daughter of the Devil" https://youtu.be/eNkX1cJRZYI
December 06, 2019
Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour Edition. - Chats with the Freak
The surviving members of Static-X announced at the beginning of 2019 the intend on honoring the legacy of their classic breakout album, Wisconsin Death Trip, by reuniting the original lineup and performing music from the disc. The tour originally was only the summer, but due to demand, they kept growing the dates to make this monster tour. DOPE (who has a long history with Static) and Raven Black have been on this long treck that started back in June. Listen in to hear some chats with Tony Campos from Static-X, Virus from DOPE, and Raven Black! https://www.ravensrejects.com/
November 22, 2019
Bryan and Joe of N.A.S.H- Chats With The Freak
N.A.S.H. is the type of band where all it takes is one note, one beat or one nudge from the fan next to you, a fan swaying to the band’s infectious music and charismatic live performance reminding you to forget about the day’s stress’ and to enjoy the show. Hailing out of a small town not too far from New York City, N.A.S.H. came to fruition when a triad of brothers took their basement jam sessions to a whole new level of musicianship. At a young age - Bryan, Jim Bobbi and Joe began their venture jamming to nostalgic hits from bands like Metallica and Pearl Jam. As they got tighter and developed their own sound, the brothers took to crafting original material that would speak to a wide audience and give them a platform to take their music to the masses. Their music maintains a blend of hard rock adaptations that heavily incorporate crunchy guitars, epic solos, solid back beats, commanding bass lines and vocal passages that can woo even the most stubborn of music connoisseurs. N.A.S.H. is sure to captivate any fan with their catalogue of music regardless if it’s fast and loud, heavy and heart wrenching or a tune you can simply bang your head to as if your sitting in the back of Wayne and Garth’s blue flame-painted 76’ AMC Pacer. As N.A.S.H. developed, they brought in the talented Dylan on lead guitars that resulted in an awesome live wall of sound and allowed fans to enjoy the music as it was recorded. The band has independently released their acclaimed debut “Regain the High Ground” and is currently in the works of preparing the release of their highly anticipated sophomore release titled “Incredible Villains”. “Our performances are meant to bring back the age of big rock stage shows that leave your ears ringing, your neck strained, and your heart wanting more. Our fans are our friends, and they are the people we need to get our music to.” - N.A.S.H.
November 21, 2019
Anthony X from The Savior Complex- Chats With The Freak
The Savior Complex is a force to be reckoned with. They are a Las Vegas-based band that will undoubtedly be making waves in the music industry before you know it. The band was created by Anthony X (also known as the Sinister Minister) and Jay Gordon, who has made a name for himself through his work with Orgy, Korn, Linkin Park, and Crazytown. The Savior Complex has a unique sound with an avant-garde feel to it. If your musical preference includes bands like Bring Me The Horizon, Korn, Motionless in White, and Marilyn Manson, it’s a good thing you made your way to our site. Their debut E.P. was co-written and produced by Jay Gordon, and led by Anthony X. It features five tracks that provide a fresh flair and a modern sound unlike anything else you’ll find out there right now. The band’s first single, “Halo,” is expected to drop this summer. Since the creators of The Savior Complex are no stranger to the music industry, you better believe that you’re in for a treat. The unique sound will get you hooked, then the passion and emotion that is found in every song will leave you begging for more.
November 09, 2019
Ian Ross and Logan Nix of.John 5 and The Creatures-Chats With The Freak
In 2015, following a series of web shows to celebrate the release of his solo album ‘Careful With That Axe”, John 5 decided to take his solo set on tour, and formed The Creatures band to support his live shows. Initially joined by long-term friend Rodger Carter on drums, the band continues touring to this day, and now work as a unit on 5’s solo albums, including ‘Season Of The Witch’, the live album ‘It’s Alive’ and 2019’s ‘Invasion’. The current line-up includes John 5, Ian Ross on bass and drummer Logan Miles Nix is a show that is out of this world. I had the pleasure of speaking with "The Creatures" on Halloween night
November 01, 2019
Introducing "Chats With The Freak' with Emmy Susani
EMSU Media presents Chats With The Freak hosted by Emmy Susani.
August 23, 2019