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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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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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Episode 14: Bands Ahead of Their Time and Curiosity Kills

Episode 14 is ready to roll guy! This week our local Charlotte, NC rippers in Curiosity Kills sit down with us to talk about their new single, "Life Ruiner", and what's coming up for them! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Aug 9th! Also transition songs are now listed below!

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

- As I May - My Own Creations

- Acres - Lonely World

- The Contortionist - Our Bones

- Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind

- Sparrows - Failed Gods

- Zombie Apocalypse - Life Without Pain Is a Fucking Fantasy

 

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

 

  • “Ramirez” - The Acacia Strain
  • “Slow Death by Fluorescent Lighting” - Empty
  • “Blooming Mind” - Landless
  • “Anxiety” - Osatia
  • “Red Clouds” - The Word Alive
  • “Deathless” - Miss May I

 

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Episode 13: Mirages and The Weekend Transit

Episode 13 is yet again a two-fer! This week Jake has blessed us with his presence once again and brought guests! Both hailing from Lake Charles, LA, Mirages and The Weekend Transit are here to give us the lowdown on how the Bayou Beatdown Tour has been going (all thanks to Carved From Stone Records)! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review new albums from Aug 2nd! Sad snippit: Welcome To The Family has been delayed to Nov 22nd - 24th but is still gonna be SICK! Updated lineups coming soon!

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

- Carnifex - World War X

- Have Mercy - The Love Life

- Humanity's Last Breath - Abyssal

- Northlane - Alien

- Bad Omens - Finding God Before God Finds Me

- TheCityIsOurs - Low

- Reactions - Discomposure

 

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

 

  • “To the Key of Evergreen” - The Devil Wears Prada
  • “Careful What You Wish For” - Bad Omens
  • “Scavenger” - Mirages
  • “Losing Ground” - The Weekend Transit
  • “‘84 Sheepdog” - As Cities Burn
  • “Freefall” - Northlane

 

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Episode 12: Arborlea and Aim High

Episode 12 is another double-header and it's live NOW! This week Jared and Dylan (Jake's out of town :(  ) sit down with Charlotte, NC Melodic Hardcore band, Arborlea, to talk member changes and what's next for them! Also in the studio is Columbia, SC easy-core band, Aim High, who give us the deep dive on what's upcoming for them after they've released their debut single "Hazey Days." We also go over the week's news in the scene and review a some new albums!

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

- Sanction - Broken in Refraction

- Thy Art Is Murder - Human Target

- Wolves at the Gate - Eclipse

- Bilmuri - pasteurized milk (acoustic EP)

 

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

 

  • The Failsafe - Misery Signals
  • Burn - Counterparts
  • China Doll - Brigades
  • F.I.N.E. - Too Close to Touch
  • Skyline - ERRA
  • My Own Grave - As I Lay Dying

 

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Episode 11: Best Stage Production and Swamp78

Episode 11 w/ Swamp78 is now available for your earholes! This week the Charlotte, NC alt-rock group comes on to talk to us about what's happening with the band and talk about what bands have the "Best Stage Production/Light Show"! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review a some new albums!

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

- Jerome’s Dream - Self-Titled

- Chamber - Ripping / Pulling / Tearing

- Gravemind - Conduit

- Crown the Empire - Sudden Sky

- Obey the Brave - Balance

- Landon Tewers - Withdrawals

- Sum 41 - Order in Decline

 

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Episode 10: Music That Influences Us and Welcome To The Family: A Music and Arts Festival

Episode 10 w/ the Alt Talks fam is available now! This week we unfortunately do not have a guest but we do go into detail on music that influences the three of us! We also spend some time going over our festival, Welcome To The Family, news in the scene and review a ton of great new music! Tickets for WTTF are available now through any band/Alt Talks/Venue! Ticketing info is up on our socials <3 @alttalkspodcast

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

  • - Auras - Binary Garden
  • - Empty - From a Chemist's Point of View (EP)
  • - Oh Sleeper - Bloodied / Unbowed
  • - Disentomb - The Decaying Light
  • - Hyvmine - Retaliation
  • - RVNT - These Thoughts I Can’t Bear
  • - Too Close to Touch - I'm Hard to Love, But So Are You, Vol. 2

 

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Episode 9: Best Features and Come Clean

Episode 9 w/ Come Clean is up and ready for some love! This week the Greensboro, NC pop punk group comes on to talk to us about their new full length they are recording! We also go over the week's news in the scene, best features on songs/albums, review a few new albums and talk more about "Welcome to the Family." Keep an eye on our socials for ticket and show time info!

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

- Brand of Sacrifice - God Hand

- Drown This City - Alpha // Survivor


- Vulvodynia - Mob Justice

- Scumfuck - Self Titled 

 

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Episode 8: How To Support Your Local Scene and National Band Spotlight

Episode 8 w/ just us, the boys of Alt Talks, is now available for your listening pleasure! This week we take some "us" time and discuss how YOU can support your local scene (I.E. come to Welcome To The Family Aug 23-25 in Charlotte NC) and do our 1st ever National Band(s) Spotlight! We also go over the week's news in the scene and review a handful of new albums! The FULL LINEUP for Welcome To The Family, our own music festival, is up on all our social media's! Go give it a peep because its MASSIVE :)

Albums reviewed this week are as follows:

- The Appleseed Cast - The Fleeting Light of Impermanence

- Doll Skin - Love Is Dead and We Killed Her

- He Is Legend - White Bat

- Prince Daddy & The Hyena - Cosmic Thrill Seekers

 

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