In addition to the reviews and new stories I’ve written for Metal Injection, I’ve also put together a few promotional articles for my friends’ bands in a feature called “Underground Pitch”. I like the feeling that I’m helping them out and that maybe my efforts will contribute to their success later on. You can find all of them on my links page, but here are links to the three promo articles I’ve written thus far.
“Terrella is a heavy art-rock band from Eastern Connecticut. Drawing on influences both heavy and progressive: they take interwoven guitar and piano arrangements, with layers of female and male vocals, all on top of a heavy metal rhythm section. Their influences include bands like Cult of Luna, Queens of the Stone Age, Katatonia, Tool, and Isis; along with heavier acts like Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, and System of a Down. Terrella approaches music by keeping the intensity and energy of metal, while using melody and progressive arrangements to go beyond its borders”- Article
“Protean Collective is a progressive metal/hard rock band from Boston, MA. While their music roams through intricate arrangements and thoughtful modes of expression, the band maintains a raw, aggressive attack on the senses. With expressions both “cerebral and emotive”, the band’s unique sound brings the unity of the two concepts into sharp relief. Their influences include bands like Porcupine Tree, Soundgarden, Meshuggah, Pain of Salvation, Rush, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon, Tool, King Crimson, and Opeth. Hell, with taste like that, how can you go wrong?”- Article
“Revolutionary Smut is a blend of Metalcore, Punk, and elements of old-school Screamo. The band started out as a wildly energetic, noise-infused hardcore punk band and after a few years of playing shows, gaining a loyal following, and a few line-up changes, the band expanded their sound- keeping its raw edge, guttural screams, and obnoxious energy intact. Their influences include bands like Trap Them, Converge, Hum, Page 99, Age Sixteen, Everytime I Die, Acacia Strain and many others.”- Article
In short, my friends play in awesome bands- so check them out!