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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, […]

Welcome to Rockville Artist Spotlight: Crobot

There was a time when rock radio was dominated by great riffs. From Deep Purple’s “Smoke On the Water” and Derek And The Dominoes’ “Layla” to Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of” it was all about that unmistakable guitar sound that instantly identified a band or […]

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 […]

Welcome to Rockville Artist Spotlight: Bring Me The Horizon

English rock band Bring Me the Horizon made a steady progression from their death metal-inspired grindcore debut to melodic metalcore, maturing into a pop-savvy headline act by the end of their first decade together. With each subsequent release — from 2006’s caustic Count Your Blessings to 2013 mainstream breakthrough Sempiternal — they dialed back […]

Welcome to Rockville Artist Spotlight: Rob Zombie

As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of seven feature […]

Welcome to Rockville Artist Spotlight: KORN

Since forming in 1993, the iconic hard rock band KORN have sold nearly 40 million albums, toured the world dozens of times, and set records in the process that will likely never be surpassed. Originally from Bakersfield, CA, vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, and Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu on […]