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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Issue 20 of Stencil Magazine (Kids In Glass Houses Main Feature)


 
Check out the new issue of Stencil mag featuring my interviews with The JCQ, Listener and The Peacocks as well as my reviews of August Burns Red, CB6 and Hawthorne Heights! Plus all the other brilliant interviews/reviews featured! Click on link below:
 
 
 
Carina


Saturday, 22 June 2013

Weesp - 'Sub' (Official Music Video)

Alt-Rock band, Weesp from Minsk, Belarus release official video for their song, 'Sub' taken from their 2011 EP, 'This Will Destroy Us'. Check out the dark and intriguing video below where the lead character played by front man Lex portrays a genius who borderlines insanity through his creativeness. The character changes masks throughout which symbolize different emotions: Serenity, Anger and Fear. Another great release from these experimental rockers!



'This Will Destroy Us' EP Cover




http://www.weespband.com/

Carina

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Benjamin Teacher - MindsEye (Debut) Album Review



Benjamin Teacher is a multi talented musician, singer, songwriter, street performer and producer from London, who has been noticed by the likes of Billy Sherwood, Lady Gaga and Vince DiCola (Rocky, Transformers The Movie Soundtracks) and here in his debut he showcases his talents and passion in his own unique style..let us journey into his 'mind's eye'...

Opening song, 'Stratmosphere' has an air of positivity about it and Benjamin show's off his many talents as everything you hear is done by him..he shows his guitar skills further in the instrumental atmospheric track, 'Welcome To The Galaxy' - I always enjoy a instrumental - well a good one! I think its a true test of musicianship if it can stand alone without the focus of vocals, as the instruments have to be melodic and stand out perhaps more to keep the attention of the listener..and that's just what he does! The short but sweet, "Venus Loves Jupiter" graces us with an elegant keyboard piece to ponder on between tracks, making for a perfect filler..

'Luna And Her Eclipse' has a very 80s rock vibe with a strong structure and well thought out  clever lyrics and effective synth sounds, making this a stand out track.."Evolution" almost envelops the sound of what the 'mind's eye' would sound like whilst trying to visualise images and again provides a good break between songs. The intelligible, 'Spectrum III - Shapes And Shadows' follows on from the flow of the previous track making the album consistent  with its ethereal sounds..

'Cosmic Love Web' again has an 80s vibe;  the guitar-work shines throughout and compliments his vocals well and helps to tell his cosmic love song! 'Riding The Rings Of Saturn' has simplistic beats paired with complex guitars and although short it is well constructed as seen throughout. 'Purplexion' offers something a bit different in the form of an upbeat more stripped back acoustic number with good rhythms, reasserting his diversity.

'Spectrum V - Colors Of A Dream' ties in with the 'stratmospheric' snippets seen throughout, with a slightly more ominous feel to it making it one of the best instrumental pieces so far in my opinion. "Between Earth, Neptune and Mars" is a strong heartfelt love song, featuring some of best vocals on the album. The interestingly titled, 'S.A.N.D.S' (Suspended Animetion-Ninja Death Stars) sounds very ambient with strong melodic guitar from start to finnish!

(Light Our Darkest Hour) 'The Final Revolution' is the longest song on the album with a slick guitar lick that drives the song and bursts into an epic sound. In this highlight Benjamin really struts his stuff, especially towards the end with impressive fast shredding! Nice!..Final track, 'Number Won' is really a continuation of the previous song as it echoes it, but is a clever revised remix which displays Benjamin's effective mastering and producing skills..sounds like triumph!

Benjamin has created a very versatile debut and has developed quite a characteristic sound for himself which he should be very proud of! By the end of the album you feel like you have been on a interesting and intriguing journey which he balanced well between the use of instrumentals and vocals. Benjamin proves that despite his limitations he can do just about everything..and I think we will be seeing more of him in the future!

‘Mind's Eye’ will be released worldwide via all digital download websites & Android market places such as iTunes, Spotify, AmazonMP3, Google Play, Rhapsody & many more. 

www.youtube.com/ultravioletman1984
www.facebook.com/benjaminteachermusic

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Latest Stencil Magazine featuring Interview with Killswitch Engage!


Check out the latest issue of Stencil featuring my reviews of Stone Sour, Arcane Roots & The Front Bottoms plus loads of other great reviews and of course interviews with the likes of Killswitch Engage, Stone Stour & more! See it all here: http://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue19


Carina


Monday, 6 May 2013

Weesp - 'Caves Unplugged' Video Release

Weesp - 'Caves Unplugged' Video Release



Alternative Rock band from Minsk, Belarus release new video and unplugged version of old song , which is beautiful and soothing; they strut their stuff in this more stripped down version of their old song 'Caves' taken from their 2009 EP 'Taste Of Steel'. Check out the video below which like the song itself is powerful and beautiful with nice imagery and well placed arrangement between the story of the video and the band performing.









March Edition of Stencil Magazine



Check out the current Stencil Magazine featuring loads of awesome interviews including Andrew McMahon , Arcane Roots, ITCH, Senses Fail & More! As well as awesome reviews, including my own reviews of Bring Me The Horizon, Shai Hulud, Senses Fail & Alkaline Trio! Check it all out here: http://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue18

EP Review: Misty Miller - Girlfriend (Review for Sound And Motion Magazine)

Photo: This is a snippet of our review of Misty Miller's EP Girlfriend.

You can read the article in its entirety here: http://soundandmotionmag.com/2013/02/25/ep-review-misty-miller-girlfriend/

Here is a preview of my review of Misty Miller's EP, to view the full piece go to this link on Sound And Motion Magazine: http://soundandmotionmag.com/2013/02/25/ep-review-misty-miller-girlfriend/

Carina

EP Review - The Fulfillment - Origin (For Sound And Motion Magazine)

Photo: This is a snippet of our review of The Fulfillment's EP Origin.

You can read the article in its entirety here: http://soundandmotionmag.com/2013/03/08/ep-review-the-fulfillment-origin/

Here is a preview of my review of The Fulfillment written for Sound And Motion Magazine, to view the whole review visit this link: http://soundandmotionmag.com/2013/03/08/ep-review-the-fulfillment-origin/

Cheers,
Carina

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Latest Issue of Stencil Mag!



Check out the latest issue out now featuring the interview I done with Padge (Guitarist) from Bullet For My Valentine along with my review of Bullet For My Valentine's new album, "Temper Temper", Heaven's Basement - Filthy Empire, Hancox - Vegas Lights and Fahran's self titled album review! All this plus loads more! Check it out here: http://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue17

Carina

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

New Issue of Stencil Magazine out 27th Jan!



New issue of Stencil Magazine coming your way on the 27th of January with all new design! Check out the preview new cover above with cover stars Bullet For My Valentine! Plus loads more brilliant interviews, reviews & more! Until the new issue is out why not check out the latest issue and past ones here:

http://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue16

Cheers!

Carina


Issue 16 of Stencil Mag!





Check out the latest issue featuring my interview with Jason Bowld from Axewound (Pitchshifter) and extraordinary one armed guitarist, Benjamin Teacher (Ultra Violet Man) from London! 

As well as my album of the new review (Halestorm - The Strange Case Of) and all my other reviews of Axewound - Vultures, Stone Sour, Bad Books, Basement, Parkway Drive, Less Than Jake, Handguns, Conquer The Decade, Fell On Black Days and cover stars Deftones! Plus loads more interviews and reviews!!

http://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue16

Keep rocking!

Carina