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2019 Artist Spotlight: KITTEN

Power pop rock band KITTEN, fronted by powerhouse punk goddess Chloe Chaidez, are gearing up to release their new EP Goodbye Honeymoon Phase on October 18th. If you‘ve kept an eye on underground pop for the last half-decade, you‘ve probably come across the name KITTEN; but it‘s only recently that 24-year-old front-woman Chloe Chaidez […]

2019 Artist Spotlight: Bring Me the Horizon

Electro-grime. Glitch-pop. Divorce. Dani Filth. Alan Partridge. Indian religious cults. Betrayal. “Tacky Nineties Euro-sounding club stuff.” A beatboxer. A whole lotta rock, and a whole lotta ambition. Love. amo.

When Bring Me The Horizon decided they were going to tear things down and change things up for their sixth album, they didn’t hold […]

Artist Spotlight 2019: 3TEETH

American quartet 3Teeth emerged from the shadows of the Los Angeles underground to inject some industrial grit back into the local music scene. With their outspoken socio-political stances, leather-bound aesthetic, and unflinching message, they were able to capture an audience both on a small scale and up the metal food chain with […]

Artist Spotlight: Ho99o9

Known for their abrasive and confrontational performance style akin to that of Death Grips combined with the punk-infused raucousness of outfits such as Black Flag, Ho99o9 are an alternative hip-hop group based in Los Angeles, California. Hailing from Newark, New Jersey, the project was started by the group’s frontrunners, theOGM and Eaddy, in 2012. Both […]

Artist Spotlight: RAMMSTEIN

XXVIII.III.MMXIX Rowing longboats up fjords. Building large and important monuments. Opening major ceremonial occasions… then closing them – with a bang. Rammstein’s music is the perfect soundtrack for all or any of these.

Not surprising then that, 23 years down the line, with the original line-up still intact, the six […]

Welcome to Rockville Artist Spotlight: cleopatrick

fuck whatever you think rock is. its different now.

cleopatrick is a heavy alt-rock duo from the tiny town of Cobourg, Ontario – yup, the ‘c’ is lowercase.

Best friends since kindergarten, frontman Luke Gruntz and drummer Ian Fraser have an enviable connection that translates into a powerfully unified expression of […]

Artist Spotlight: Motionless In White

While their hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania is mostly known in popular culture for being perfectly mundane, gothic metalcore band Motionless in White make music that’s anything but tame. Blending the raw fury of metalcore with the dramatic atmospherics of goth-metal and industrial, the band has cultivated a dark and moody sound that […]

Artist Spotlight: Annisokay

Nobody. Anybody. Somebody. Who are you? Annisokay (pronounced Ann is okay) is a German post-hardcore band from Halle, Saxony-Anhalt. The band consists of screamer Dave Grunewald, guitarist/vocalist Christoph Wieczorek and guitarist Norbert Rose, as well as bassist Philipp Kretzschmar and drummer Daniel Herrmann. ANNISOKAY have laid their musical foundation with a driving […]

Artist Spotlight: Jagwar Twin

There are two sides to every story that ebb and flow on a continuum moving ever closer to equilibrium. Light changes to dark, failure into success … we are at war with the world; we are at war with ourselves. It is in the ever-present pull between opposite ends of the spectrum that art and […]

Artist Spotlight: SHIM

When Shim Moore first began writing solo music, a piece of early career advice stuck with him.

He recalls, “Somebody once told me, ‘When you’re making music, the difference between good and great is blood. If you bleed on a record, people are going to hear it. If you don’t, […]

Artist Spotlight: Pickwick Commons

You don’t wait for opportunity to find you when you are Indianapolis’s Pickwick Commons, you go out and create your own. Touring relentlessly since becoming a full time band in May of 2017, the Midwest progressive modern hardcore act has been across the country and back purely on their own work ethic and […]

Welcome to Rockville Artist Spotlight: Incubus

Novelist Henry Miller once wrote, “One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.” Since their formation in 1991, iconic multiplatinum Los Angeles rock band Incubus have consciously and continually shifted their perspective with each subsequent album, preserving the spirit that initially drove them and simultaneously challenging […]

Welcome to Rockville Artist Spotlight: BEARTOOTH

Beartooth began as an emotional exorcism. Conceived, constructed, and unleashed by one man in a basement studio. Now, even as the band has grown to become a headlining festival act; cracked Billboard’s Top 25; lit up SiriusXM radio; and were crowned Breakthrough Band at both the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards and Loudwire Music […]

Meet Juliette & Sean, the artists behind 8mm

“Massive Attack meet June and Johnny Cash at a rave with David Lynch.” Founded by Grammy-nominated producer/mixer multi-instrumentalist Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, A Perfect Circle) and his multi-talented wife, Juliette Beavan, 8mm (pron. “eight millimeter”), were one of the first bands to embrace DIY and strategic licensing. They quickly became […]

Welcome to Rockville Artist Spotlight: DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY

In 2016, when the curtains closed on Vampires Everywhere, Michael Orlando sought out other avenues for his new musical vision. “I’ve had the name DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY on the tip of my tongue for a few years,” admits Orlando,” and I’ve always been on the darker side of things in rock & roll, […]