Author: Shannon Shumaker

Louisville’s avant-garde rock band Artifex Pereo has announced they’ve signed with Tooth & Nail Records and will be releasing their debut record, Time In Place, on May 27th. Time in Place, the band’s debut album on Tooth & Nail Records, will invigorate anyone enamored by the multi-instrumentalism of The Dear Hunter, the melodic triumph of Circa Survive, the abrasive experimentalism of Orange County post-metalcore heroes Thrice, or the jaggedly explosive emotional outpouring of GlassjawArtifex Pereo, which consists of Jamie Davis (guitar/vocals), Cory Eaves (drums), Jordan Haynes (guitar), Lucas Worley (vocals), Eugene Barker (bass) and Jeremiah Brinkworth (keys), was forged from the remnants of two…

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Ryan Russell Interview

Ryan Russell has been a huge name in the live music photography scene for years, and has worked with many bands such as Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Green Day and Blink 182. Today, however, he decided to switch things up a bit and released his first non-music photo book entitled Continental Obscura, documenting his move from Birmingham, Alabama to Bellingham, Washinton (which you can pick up now in the No Sleep Records store.) We had the chance to ask him a few questions about the book, his journey, and the challenges he’s faced as a photographer. Check out the interview below! What was the inspiration for Continental Obscura?…

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Fireworks Oh Common Life

Review by Shannon Shumaker The first time I listened to Fireworks’ newest album Oh, Common Life, I was actually at work, therefore I was half-paying attention and half-working. Still, even with their album on as background noise, one line in the song “Run, Brother, Run” about vocalist Dave’s father really caught my attention, pulling at the heartstrings and prompting me to go home and buy the album so I could listen to it again while I was really listening. “I was twenty-five when my dad died; My arms felt weak, my heart grew tired.” The line in “Run, Brother, Run” caught my attention…

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Australia’s next pop-rock kings, New Empire, have officially announced plans to release their new album, In A Breath, on April 29th via Tooth & Nail Records. In anticipation, the band has debuted their video for “Say It Like You Mean It” in the U.S. with NylonGuysMag.com and launched pre-orders for the record now at iTunes (w/instant download of “Say It Like You Mean It”) and Tooth & Nail (T-Shirt/CD/Download Bundles). Already well on their way to mainstream status in their home country, the Aussie four-piece New Empire are reading for global domination with their sights set on their U.S. for the upcoming debut release In A Breath. The band will arrive with a tidal…

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