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Episode 24: Favorite Venues and HEFT

Another Wednesday is here and another episode is up! Episode 24, featuring Granite Falls, NC heavy metal band, HEFT, is live! Check out the discussion where we talk about our favorite venues and a super serious interview with no joking around what so ever! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Nov 1st! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Go give the HEFT boys your trash bag loving support <3

As an aside, tickets for Welcome to the Family Fest are officially for sale! Nov 22 - 24 at the Milestone Club in Charlotte, NC. Single day passes are $15 and Weekend passes are $40! Links below :) all info available on our Facebook or on the event pages! Also there is a giveaway for 1 day pass on our facebook ;)

3 DAY WEEKEND PASS ($40):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-at-the-milestone-november-22nd-23rd-24th-tickets-77770508685 
TICKETS FOR DAY 1 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-one-friday-11222019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77762843759 
TICKETS FOR DAY 2 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-two-saturday-11232019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77763535829 
TICKETS FOR DAY 3 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-three-sunday-11242019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77765543835 

Albums reviewed this week:

  • - Dayshell - Mr. Pain (RELEASES 10/29)
  • - The Weekend Transit - Dust and Color (Independent) (RELEASES 10/31)
  • - Counterparts - Nothing Left to Love (Pure Noise Records)
  • - Eskimo Callboy - Rehab (Century Media Records)
  • - Fire from the Gods - American Sun (Eleven Seven Music)
  • - Stray from the Path - Internal Atomics (UNFD)
  • - Turnover - Altogether (Run for Cover Records)

 

Transition Songs used this week:

  • “Love Protocol” - Coheed and Cambria
  • “We’ll Always Have Paris” - Capstan
  • “Baby Steps” - Heft
  • “Better Off This Way” - A Day To Remember
  • “Laurentian Ghosts” - After The Burial

 

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Thank you for listening <3

Also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play!

 

Editing by Cole Funk (best boy)

Episode 23: 1st Metal Show and VALLEYS

Happy Wednesday Family! Your reward for making it to hump-day is the 23rd Episode of Alt Talks! After just releasing their new album, "Fearless", VALLEYS is ready to talk about it's release and what's next for them as well as diving into each of their first experiences at a metal show! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Oct 25th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Thanks again to the Valleys boys for chatting with us! Go give them your love <3

As an aside, tickets for Welcome to the Family Fest are officially for sale! Nov 22 - 24 at the Milestone Club in Charlotte, NC. Single day passes are $15 and Weekend passes are $40! Links below :) all info available on our Facebook or on the event pages!

3 DAY WEEKEND PASS ($40):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-at-the-milestone-november-22nd-23rd-24th-tickets-77770508685 
TICKETS FOR DAY 1 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-one-friday-11222019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77762843759 
TICKETS FOR DAY 2 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-two-saturday-11232019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77763535829 
TICKETS FOR DAY 3 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-three-sunday-11242019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77765543835 

Albums reviewed this week:

  • - Assuming We Survive - The Enemy Within (InVogue Records)
  • - Bad Wolves - N.A.T.I.O.N. (Eleven Seven Music)
  • - Fit for an Autopsy - The Sea of Tragic Beasts (Nuclear Blast Records)
  • - Jinjer - Macro (Napalm Records)
  • - Norma Jean - All Hail (Solid State Records)
  • - PVRIS - Hallucinations EP (Reprise / Warner Records)
  • - Rings of Saturn - Gidim (Nuclear Blast Records)
  • - Thornhill - The Dark Pool (UNFD)
  • - Vamachara - Hereafter (Closed Casket Activities)

 

Transition Songs used this week:

  • “Frequency” - In Hearts Wake
  • “Savage” - Northlane
  • “Carousel” - Eat Your Heart Out
  • "X (Mwah)" - Hellions
  • "Chlorine" - Trophy Eyes

 

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Thank you for listening <3

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Editing by Cole Funk (best boy)

Episode 22: Dream Festival Lineup and Wiltwither

Is it Wednesday again family?! That must mean Episode 22 is here! Hanging out with us this week are the lovely men in Wiltwither, an NC/GA based metalcore group. We chatted with them about "Dream Festival Lineups" and what is next for the band since the re-brand! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Oct 18th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Big thanks to Wiltwither for coming out and please make sure to check the band out <3

As an aside, tickets for Welcome to the Family Fest are officially for sale! Nov 22 - 24 at the Milestone Club in Charlotte, NC. Single day passes are $15 and Weekend passes are $40! Links below :) all info available on our Facebook or on the event pages!

3 DAY WEEKEND PASS ($40):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-at-the-milestone-november-22nd-23rd-24th-tickets-77770508685 
TICKETS FOR DAY 1 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-one-friday-11222019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77762843759 
TICKETS FOR DAY 2 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-two-saturday-11232019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77763535829 
TICKETS FOR DAY 3 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-three-sunday-11242019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77765543835 

Albums reviewed this week:

  • - The Almost - Fear Caller
  • - Deez Nuts - You Got Me Fucked Up (Century Media Records)
  • - Dream State - Primrose Path (UNFD)
  • - I Declare War - Downcast (Independent Release)
  • - Strawberry Girls - Tasmanian Glow (Tragic Hero Records)
  • - Prison - Still Alive (Independent Release)

 

Transition Songs used this week:

  • “South Harmon Institute of Technology” - Laniidae
  • “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Playing God” - Aim High
  • “Hope Is Hell” - Wiltwither
  • “Survivor’s Guilt” - Anywhere but Home
  • “All I Am Is Alone” - No Home

 

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Thank you for listening <3

Also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play!

 

Editing by Cole Funk (best boy)

Episode 21: Bands That Have Broken Up and Basilica

Happy Wednesday Family! We are proud to present to you; Episode 21! In the studio this week are a one-of-a-kind "glam slam" group from Boone, NC, Basilica! We sit down with them to discuss bands we wish weren't broken up as well as what is happening with Basilica! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Oct 11th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Thank you for driving down Basilica! Go support them boys please and thank you <3

As an aside, tickets for Welcome to the Family Fest are officially for sale! Nov 22 - 24 at the Milestone Club in Charlotte, NC. Single day passes are $15 and Weekend passes are $40! Links below :) all info available on our Facebook or on the event pages!

3 DAY WEEKEND PASS ($40):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-at-the-milestone-november-22nd-23rd-24th-tickets-77770508685 
TICKETS FOR DAY 1 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-one-friday-11222019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77762843759 
TICKETS FOR DAY 2 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-two-saturday-11232019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77763535829 
TICKETS FOR DAY 3 ($15):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-family-fest-day-three-sunday-11242019-at-the-milestone-tickets-77765543835 

Albums reviewed this week:

  • - Bent Knee - You Know What They Meant (Inside Out Music)
  • - Can't Swim - Foreign Language EP (Pure Noise Records)
  • - The Devil Wears Prada - The Act (Solid State Records)
  • - Gideon - Out of Control (Equal Vision Records)
  • - Signs of the Swarm - Vital Deprivation (Unique Leader Records)
  • - Thousand Below - Gone in Your Wake (Rise Records)
  • - Waterparks - Fandom (Hopeless Records)
  • - Valleys - Fearless (Tragic Hero Records)
  • - Varials - In Darkness (Fearless Records)

 

Transition Songs used this week:

  • “Scrounge Night” - Brave New World
  • “Halfworld” - Mirages
  • “Burden” - Basilica
  • “Red Flags” - Anxious Hands
  • “Island” - Cloud Walking

 

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Thank you for listening <3

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Editing by Cole Funk (best boy)

Episode 20: Guilty Pleasures and Never I

Welcome back to the Alt Talks Podcast! We can't believe we are on the 20th Episode already but lets go! Our close friends in Never I pop in and talk about "Guilty Pleasures" as well as their new single, "To Wander ft. Nich Thomas." We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Oct 4th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Thank you a million times over to Never I for coming and hanging out with us! Go give them your support!

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

  • - Bayside - Interrobang (Hopeless Records)
  • - Kublai Khan TEXAS - Absolute (Rise Records)
  • - Issues - Beautiful Oblivion (Rise Records)
  • - The Menzingers - Hello Exile (Epitaph Records)
  • - Spite - The Root of All Evil (Stay Sick Recordings)

 

Transition Songs used this week are below. We own none of the rights to these songs!

 

  • “Only Drink Clear Water” - Under Clouds and Surveillance
  • “Stilts” - House Fight
  • “To Wander” - Never I
  • “Neglected” - Grieve
  • “Midnight Oil” - Birthright

 

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Thank you for listening <3

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Editing by Cole Funk (best boy)

Episode 19: Silvertung and Den of Wolves Live at Carolina Uprising Music Festival

Welcome back to the Alt Talks Podcast! Episode 19 is here and is a LIVE DOUBLE FEATURE! This week we delve into on-scene interviews at the Carolina Uprising Music Festival! We sit down with Silvertung, a alternative rock band from Baltimore, MD, and talk about their latest release, "(But, at What Cost??!)"! We do a slick little follow up interview with all 3 boys in Den of Wolves; who are back on that writing game!! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Sept 27th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Can't thank Silvertung and Den of Wolves enough for sitting down with us. Go listen to both incredible bands!

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

  • Above, Below - The Lotus Chapters (Independent Release)
  • Car Bomb - Mordial (Independent Release)
  • Dayseeker - Sleeptalk (Spinefarm Records)
  • The Early November - Lilac (Rise Records)
  • Of Mice & Men - Earth & Sky (Rise Records)
  • Opeth - In Cauda Venenum (Nuclear Blast Records)
  • Renounced - Beauty Is a Destructive Angel (Holy Roar Records)
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy... - The Correlation Between Entrance and Exit Wounds (Pure Noise Records)

 

Transition Songs used this week are below. We own none of the rights to these songs!

 

  • “Smile More” - Go for Gold
  • “Cleanse” - All Cut Up
  • “Done My Best” - Silvertung
  • "Headstrong" - Trapt (lol)
  • “Love / Family / Friends” - Forest Green

 

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Thank you for listening <3

Also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play!

Episode 18: Pen to the Paper and High Shores

Welcome back to the Alt Talks Podcast! Episode 18 has arrived and is ready for you! This week we hold our first interview over Skype! High Shores from  Fayetteville, NC join us in our "Pen to the Paper" discussion and talk about what's next after releasing their stellar debut single, "Breathe In, Breathe Out." We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Sept 20th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Thank you again to High Shores for taking the time to do an interview with us! Go check em out <3

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

  • And Hell Followed With - Chimerical Reality (Hollowed Records)
  • As I Lay Dying - Shaped by Fire (Nuclear Blast Records)
  • blink-182 - Nine (Columbia Records)
  • Capstan - Restless Heart, Keep Running (Fearless Records)
  • The Number Twelve Looks Like You - Wild Gods (ECA Records)
  • Selfish Things - Logos (Pure Noise Records)

 

Transition Songs used this week are below. We own none of the rights to these songs!

 

  • “Tilt” - Forever Marked
  • “Deafen Me” - Birthright
  • “Breathe In, Breathe Out” - High Shores
  • “Changing Face” - Shurwood
  • “Home” - Anxious Hands

 

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Thank you for listening <3

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Episode 17: Throwbacks and Annabel Lee

Welcome back to the Alt Talks Podcast; here is Episode 17! This week in the studio we have Annabel Lee, Charlotte NC metalcore veterans! We discuss "Throwbacks" and talk about how Annabel Lee is moving onward and upward with a new vocalist and their re-released EP, "Divided We Stand: Rebirth." We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Sept 13th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Thank you again to Annabel Lee for coming on the show; please go support them <3

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

  • - Infant Annihilator - The Battle of Yaldabaoth (RELEASES SEPT 11) (Independent Release)
  • - Being as an Ocean - Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story (Independent Release)
  • - Betraying the Martyrs - Rapture (Sumerian Records)
  • - Korn - The Nothing (Roadrunner Records)
  • - Microwave - Death Is a Hot Blanket (Pure Noise Records)
  • - Starset - Divisions (Fearless Records)
  • - Tiny Moving Parts - Breathe (Hopeless Records)
  • - Void of Vision - Hyperdaze (UNFD)
  • - War of Ages - Void (Facedown Records)

 

Transition Songs used this week are below. We own none of the rights to these songs!

 

  • “Fair Enough” - Artica
  • “Cloudseeder” - Parliament Owls
  • “Salvation for Sale” - Annabel Lee
  • “Mourning” - Statis
  • “What I’m Trying to Say Is…” - Scars of Juliet

 

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Thank you for listening <3

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Episode 16: Grew On Me and Albert Franco of Terms x Conditions

We are back at you with Episode 16 of the Alt Talks Podcast! This week Albert Franco of Greensboro, NC math-rock band, Terms x Conditions,  joins us to talk about the band and talk about albums that "Grew on You"! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Sept 6th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Thank you for coming on the show Albert <3 you rock

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

  • Death Cab for Cutie - The Blue EP (Atlantic Records)
  • Empty - Hope & the Loss of It (Solid State Records)
  • Grayscale - Nella Vita (Fearless Records)
  • ROAM - Smile Wide (Hopeless Records)
  • Sleeping with Sirens - How It Feels to Be Lost (Sumerian Records)
  • Vitriol - To Bathe from the Throat of Cowardice (Century Media Records)

 

Transition Songs used this week are below. We own none of the rights to these songs!

 

  • “Obsession II” - The Human Condition
  • “Temporary Fix” - Vantage Blue
  • “Song No Three” - Terms x Conditions
  • “Inheritance” - The Burning Wind
  • “Old Fang” - Khamsin

 

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Episode 15: Out of Left Field and Kairos.

Back from a short hiatus with Episode 15! This week local Charlotte, NC progressive technical death metal band, Kairos., joins us to talk about the band and join in on our "Out of Left Field" discussion! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Aug 30th! This is our first episode as a two-piece (Dylan and Jake) and we are so thankful for everyone supporting us through it all! At the end of our album reviews we've added a short "Peaks and Valleys" piece to summarize the week!

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

  • Entombed A.D. - Bowels of Earth (Century Media Records)
  • Eyes of the Lord - Misery Feels Like Home (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Future Teens - Breakup Season (Triple Crown Records)
  • In Search of Solace - Enslaved to Tragedy (SharpTone Records)
  • Portrayal of Guilt - Suffering Is a Gift (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Rarity - The Longest Lonesome (New Damage Records)
  • Tool - Fear Inoculum (RCA Records)
  • Wage War - Pressure (Fearless Records)

 

Transition Songs used this week are below. We own none of the rights to these songs!

 

  • “Nothing Gold Can Stay” - No Home
  • “What You Would Hear” - Salt Creek
  • “The Crimson Coalescent” - Kairos.
  • “Haunted” - Revel
  • “Escape Room” - Gutter King

 

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Thank you for listening <3

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