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E32 - All Star Lineup and Empty

Y'all like comebacks? We got you a comeback on E32! Almost 8 months later, the boys in Empty return to chat with us about All Star Band Line-ups and their experiences on tour the last few months! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Jan 10th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Go support Empty by listening to their full length, "Hope And The Loss Of It", on all major streaming platforms <3

Albums reviewed this week:

  • Cauldron - Last Words: Screamed From Behind God's Muzzle (Independent)
  • Aim High - Garnet Eyes / Severed Ties (Saucewithspoons)
  • Grieve - The Product of Self Hatred (Independent)
  • Poppy - I Disagree (Sumerian)
  • Pressure Cracks - This Is Called Survival (War Against)

 

Transition Songs used this week:

  • “In Another Now” - While She Sleeps
  • “Prototype for Breathing” - Empty
  • “Impulse” - Northlane
  • “Nü Romantics” - letlive.
  • “A Grave Mistake” - Ice Nine Kills

 

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Editing by Cole Funk (best boy)

E31 - Core Era’s and PRISON

1st Episode of 2020 and its a big one! Johnny Crowder of the Unsigned and Unstoppable "Prison" joins us to chat about their new album, "Still Alive", Cope Notes and mental health! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Christmas through Jan 10th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Cannot thank Johnny enough for spending time with us; please go listen to "Still Alive"!

Albums reviewed this week:

  • Carbon Bandit - Carbon Bandit (Independent)
  • The Acacia Strain - It Comes In Waves (Closed Casket)
  • Bring Me The Horizon - Music To Listen To... (Sony)
  • Handguns - When The Light Burns Out (Pass Along Knowledge Yourself)
  • Forsaker - My Spot In The Void (Independent)
  • Nightmares - After Death (Independent)
  • Glow - Cope (Independent)

 

Transition Songs used this week:

  • “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” - My Chemical Romance
  • “Pray for Me” - Prison
  •  “Silent Gold” - He Is Legend
  • “Audience of One” - Rise Against
  • “Karma’s Knife” - Judiciary

 

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Editing by Cole Funk (best boy)

Episode 30: Year In Review Dualcast w/ SOMNIA Alternative Radio Podcast

The final episode of 2019 is upon us! Today is something special as we are not joined by a band but another podcast; SOMNIA Alternative Radio Podcast out of Australia! The girls of SOMNIA join us to tackle reviewing 2019 in full as well as discover some slang differences between the Freedom Lands and that place Down Under! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Dec 13th! Albums reviewed and the Christmas-y transition songs are listed below! Thank you to SOMNIA for chatting with us and please make sure to check out their podcast :)

Albums reviewed this week:

  • - Ashland - Over the Moon (Rise Records)
  • - Continuations - Rebirth (independent release)
  • - Jasta - The Lost Chapters, Volume 2 (Perseverance Media Group)
  • - Nothing Left - Disconnect (Solid State Records)
  • - The Warriors - Monomyth (Pure Noise Records)

 

Transition Songs used this week:

  • “Carol of the Bells” - August Burns Red
  • “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” - For Today
  • “Silent Night” - Forevermore
  • “O Holy Night” - Becoming the Archetype
  • “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” - Fit for a King

 

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Editing by Cole Funk (best boy)

Episode 29: Hardcore History Lesson and Violent Life Violent Death

Episode 29 is the 2nd to last episode for 2019 and here it is! Charlotte metallic hardcore legends, Violent Life Violent Death, come chat with us about the history of hardcore in the Charlotte area as well as what's coming up for VLVD! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Dec 6th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Thanks for VLVD for stopping by and please make sure to support them!

Albums reviewed this week:

  • American Nightmare - American Nightmare (Deathwish Inc.)
  • Dead Crown - Crucify Me (Stay Sick Recordings)
  • Division of Mind - E X I T (Triple B Recordings)
  • Nova Charisma - Exposition II (Equal Vision)

 

Transition Songs used this week:

  • “Poverty of Self” - Currents
  • “King of Sorrow” - August Burns Red
  • “Sadness Rains” - Violent Life Violent Death
  • “Safe to Say” - Vanna
  • “Mobilize” - Strangled

 

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Editing by Cole Funk (best boy)

Episode 28: Falling Through April and Testarossa (Sick Week 2 :( )

Episode 28 featuring Falling Through April AND Testarossa is now at your feet! Pick it up and give it a jam <3 We are still sick but next week we will be back to fully fledged episodes with album reviews and news! For now sit back and listen to a couple cool little interviews Dylan did at Carolina Uprising Music Festival back in October! When you're done give Falling Through April and Testarossa a follow and make sure to support their music <3

Transition songs used were "Recover Relapse" by Falling Through April as well as "Give It Hell" by Testarossa!!

 

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Episode 27: Announcement and American Theory

Hi Guys! We got super sick at Welcome To The Family Fest sooooo here's a little interview we did with American Theory back in October at Carolina Uprising! Give these guys some love and check out their beautiful music! Listen to the end for a super massive announcement!! We'll talk more on it later this week too so keep an eye on the socials :)

No album reviews this week since we are sick and didn't record new content! Sorry fam <3

Transition song used was "Colors" by American Theory!

 

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Episode 26 This or That Albums and The Stygian Complex

Just 3 days after Welcome To The Family and we have a new episode for ya! The Stygian Complex, a deathcore group from Lexington, NC joins us for Episode 26! This week we also did a This or That discussion but featuring albums instead of a line-up! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Nov 15th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Please go give The Stygian Complex a listen and support the hell out of them!

Massive thank you to everyone who came out to Welcome To The Family and to anyone who played <3 it was such a magical experience and we can't wait for next year!

 

Albums reviewed this week:

  • Too Close to Touch - I'm Hard to Love, But So Are You Pt. 3 (Epitaph Records)
  • Despised Icon - Purgatory (Nuclear Blast Records)
  • Fake Figures - We Are the Dead EP (War Against Records)
  • Lionheart - Valley of Death (Concrete Music)
  • Through the Tallwoods - growth. (independent)
  • Vatican - Sole Impulse (1126 Records)

 

Transition Songs used this week:

  • "Radial Lacerations" - Sanction
  • "Lucid" - Polaris
  • "Gutfuck" - The Stygian Complex
  • "Low In The Heavens" - The Drowned God
  • "Stigmata" - Basement

 

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Editing by Cole Funk (best boy)

Episode 25: This or That Lineup and Fractured Frames

The wednesday before Welcome To The Family is upon us and so is a new episode! Episode 25 (wow we are a quarter of the way to 100), featuring Asheville NC's Fractured Frames, is out now! Instead of a discussion this week, we decided to have the guests make a show lineup using a This-Or-That format alongside our usual interview! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Nov 8th! Albums reviewed and transition songs are listed below! Come out this weekend and see Fractured Frames play Welcome To The Family on Saturday :)

Welcome To The Family fest is THIS WEEKEND. Get your tickets and come support the amazing local metal/rock scene we have here in the Carolinas <3 see you there!

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:

  • Royal Coda - Compassion (Blue Swan Records) 
  • Agnostic Front - Get Loud! (Nuclear Blast Records)
  • Greet Death - New Hell (Deathwish Inc.)
  • Macseal - Super Enthusiast (6131 Records)
  • Ocean Sleeper - Don't Leave Me This Way (independent)
  • Our Last Night - Overcome the Darkness (independent)
  • Romeo Tried - Cacophony (independent)

 

Transition Songs used this week:

  • "Sole Impulse" - Vatican
  • “... and Still I Wander South” - Knocked Loose
  • “Nephthys” - Fractured Frames
  • "Hollowed Out" - As Cities Burn
  • "Dark Pools" - Circa Survive

 

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Editing by Cole Funk (best boy)

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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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)