Introduces Miles Outside

Miles Outside is a five piece live alternative hip hop band based in the Bay Area by way of Japan, Taiwan, San Francisco, and San Mateo. The members of Miles Outside are from various musical backgrounds including funk, rock, jam, hip-hop, soul, and drum n bass. Vocalists Paulie Rhyme and Moto, along with drummer Young Dave, are most notably known from their membership in Finless Brown, while Justin and Bobby Jen were most recently members of Mixed Messengers. High energy funk fuels this dynamic group, but the elasticity of hip hop allows for a canvas to draw a picture using various elements of music from all walks of life. Miles Outside plays regularly in the Bay Area and prides itself on the ability to rock any type of crowd. On the local level, Miles Outside has played with a wide range of acts from hip hop to electronic, r&b, and rock. This is a testament to the truly original, good music approach that the band takes to its’ songwriting process, experimenting with every facet of sound to go beyond conventional boundaries to create something that is nothing short of inclusive. This can also be felt on Miles Outside’s first release, “From the Outside In”, a 7 track Ep that bends the bounds of genres. From the substance influenced, “Merry Go Round” to party starting, “Body Rock” to the straight up jazz on, “Tell Me Why”, Miles Outside is showing that diverse times call for diverse sounds

The Cakes – EP (CD)

“Sunday” starts out with a very classic type of sound that shows The Cakes as a band that are very in touch with the bands that they listened to as kids. This means during “Sunday”, there are hints of Toni Basil, The Moody Blues, and even Styx. The production value of this EP is solid enough to allow for The Cakes to not be held back but anything but their own talent. Luckily enough for The Cakes, the band is solid enough musically to be able to find an audience that wishes to hear what they are doing. “Sunday” is a short enough track to give individuals a taste of what The Cakes have to offer, but makes them hunger for what will follow. Continue reading “The Cakes – EP (CD)”

GOATWHORE announces ‘Carving Out the Eyes of God’ as the title of their new studio album

New Orleans, LA’s sons of American no-frills black metal, GOATWHORE, have just announced that the title of their fourth full-length album, and second for Metal Blade, will be Carving Out the Eyes of God. For the follow up to 2006’s A Haunting Curse, GOATWHORE headed back to St. Petersburg, FL to record with producer Erik Rutan at Manna Studios with mastering being handled by Alan Douches of West West Side.

Vocalist Ben Falgoust comments on the direction of the new album; “I don’t really know how to explain this. I don’t want to come off with the typical speech about how this record is our best yet and all of that. I will say that I am quite pleased how it has turned out and all parts relating to it. I feel every member put a great deal of effort into their part of the project. I even feel Erik Rutan busted his ass even more this time to make us feel that we didn’t take any steps backwards in the recording and production of this release…I don’t even really care what the critics say. I think the end result is basically coming up with something you have put a lot of work into and the satisfaction achieved in completing it. I will say that the new material is ripping metal and we still have that ‘Goatwhore’ sound, whatever that may mean for each individual that enjoys or hates what we do. Just look at it as another step in the evolution of this band. Each person that hears it will have his or her own perception of it. Like it or not, we don’t have a say in it. The only thing we can do is just keep writing the way we do and accept the criticism. Doesn’t mean we are gonna listen to the criticism and change. Just give it an honest listen and if you dig it, awesome! If you don’t, then pass it on to a friend or use it as a new drink coaster.”

Guitarist Sammy Duet had this to add; “Dark, heavy, evil. Erik Rutan did one hell of a job on it. If you don’t like it… kiss my ass.”

Track listing to Carving Out the Eyes of God:
1. Apocalyptic Havoc
2. The All-Destroying
3. Carving Out the Eyes of God
4. Shadow of a Rising Knife
5. Provoking the Ritual of Death
6. In Legions, I Am Wars Of Wrath
7. Reckoning of the Soul Made Godless
8. This Passing into the Power of Demons
9. Razor Flesh Devoured
10. To Mourn and Forever Wander through Forgotten Doorways

Carving Out the Eyes of God available everywhere June 23rd 2009

Quidam – live album “The Fifth Season – Live in Concert” out in June

Metal Mind Productions will release “The Fifth Season”, a live album by Quidam – definitely one of the most important Polish progressive/art rock bands.

The band was founded in 1991 by Maciek Meller, Radek Scholl and Rafal Jermakow. Soon they were joined by Zbyszek Florek. They played under the name Deep River then and offered a mixture of hard rock and blues. The change of the musical direction was evident when the band was joined by the flautist Ewa Smarzyska. Both the style of their compositions and the sound began to change, evolving into a more refined form of rock. The songs, full of long instrumental parts and musical poetry, were now directed to more sensitive and demanding listeners: to those who love such moods as those once evoked by Camel, King Crimson (in their early phase), Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Renaissance. From the very beginning Quidam members set for themselves a very ambitious task: to reach the broadest audience possible with their difficult music and to win critical acclaim. Numerous awards at several music festivals in Poland and abroad, music polls and invitations to play with renowned artists are an irrefutable proof that their goals have been achieved. Their most recent album “Alone Together” was released in 2007.

“The Fifth Season” features a recording of the band’s marvelous performance at WyspiaÅ„ski Theatre in Katowice in 2005. The tracklist constitutes a musical journey through the band’s discography, as they played their older well known songs (like “Sanktuarium”, “Credo” or “Jesteś”) as well as songs of their new, at that time, album “SurREvival”. It’s a must have for all fans of progressive rock. “The Fifth Season” will be released in digipak edition on 8th June in Europe and 14th July in USA (via MVD).

“The Fifth Season – Live in Concert”

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MMP CD 0395 DG
Barcode: 5907785034839
Format: CD DG (limited edition)
Genre: progressive/art rock
Release date: 08.06.2009 Europe / 14.07.2009 USA


1. Hands off
2. Queen of Moulin Rouge
3. SurREvival
4. Sanktuarium
5. Oldies but Goldies
6. The Fifth Season (including excerpts from Genesis’ Los Endos)
7. Everything’s Ended
8. Not So Close (including excerpts from Joe South’s Hush)

Pearl Jam Announces Two Special North America Engagements in August 2009

Pearl Jam announced today two, summer, North American performances. Concerts are scheduled to take place August 21st in Toronto, Canada and August 23rd in Chicago, Illinois.

Public tickets for the Toronto, Canada show goes on-sale Friday, May 8th at 2:00 pm (local time) at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at Chicago, Illinois public ticket go on-sale Saturday, May 9th at 11:00 am (local time) and are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at

A special ticket pre-sale for current, active members of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club begins today, Monday, May 4th and ends Wednesday, May 6th. This pre-sale will be open to ALL active members of the Ten Club. Visit for full details.

Pearl Jam’s Summer 2009 North American dates mark the band’s first return to Toronto since the summer of 2006. Their Chicago return comes on the heels of their successful headlining Lollapalooza engagement in 2007. These dates are in addition to Pearl Jam’s previously announced headlining performances at both San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival August 28 – 30, 2009 ( and Austin City Limits on October 4, 2009 (

Pearl Jam’s August 2009 North America Concert Dates are as Follows:


Aug. 21st / Toronto, Canada / The Molson Amphitheatre / $39.50 – $79.50 (CAD)*

Aug. 23rd / Chicago, Illinois / United Center / $68.00 (US)*

Cake on Cake – I Guess I Was Daydreaming (CD)

The dreamy opening to “I Guess I Was Daydreaming” allows Cake on Cake to give individuals a foundation for which to base opinions of the album off of. There is a smart decision made by Cake on Cake at the beginning of the disc, as the first track barely cracks the two minute mark. Having such a short track opening up the album allows for two different styles to come forth early: that presented in “Come on Rainbow” and that of “Sea-Microphone”. Each of the subsequent songs works within that same general, dreamy framework. There is no paucity of instrumentation or differentiation in the arrangements present on “I Guess I Was Daydreaming”. Continue reading “Cake on Cake – I Guess I Was Daydreaming (CD)”


Coheed and Cambria, the progressive rock outfit who are recording their fifth album, are also spreading their wings by playing to new audiences in 2009 creating more visibility in the metal world, as well as the jam and indie circles more than ever. Earlier this year, the band supported the heavy metal juggernaut, Slipknot, and now mix that with varied festivals such as Mountain Jam, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits it’s hard to find a current band that can stretch those kinds of boundaries.

There is another reason for Coheed supporting H&H. Black Sabbath (Dio version) was Claudio and Travis’ favorite group growing up, and Claudio’s very first concert – at NY’s Beacon Theater in October of 1992. “The night would prove to be one of the most influential of my life. I got the overwhelming feeling that the whole stage was alive–the lights seemed to be as controlled by the sounds as everyone there, and I would exit the venue that night with a fire lit under me.”

Seventeen years later, the band shares the stage with their mentors.



Vancouver, BC

Thunderbird Arena


San Jose, CA

Event Center Arena


Los Angeles, CA

Greek Theater


Phoenix, AZ

Dodge Theater


Albuquerque, NM

Journal Pavilion


Denver, CO

Red Rocks


Cincinnati, OH

PNC Pavilion


Chicago, IL

Charter One Pavilion


Detroit, MI

Meadow Brook Pavilion


Cleveland, OH

Nautica Pavilion


Baltimore, MD

Merriweather Post Pavilion


New York, NY

WaMu Theater @ MSG


Wallingford, CT

Chevrolet Theatre


Boston, MA

Bank of America Pavilion



Atlantic City, NJ

House of Blues


Sayreville, NJ

Starland Ballroom


Hunter, NY

Mountain Jam


San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coliseo de Puerto Rico


Manchester, TN



Grant Park, IL



Austin, TX


NeuFutur Introduces Michael Patrick


Although his home state of New Jersey doesn’t offer much in the way of Traditional country music these days (Heck, there’s only one radio station and maybe a few bars if your into modern pop country and line dancing), Michael Patrick takes great pride in filling that void and offers fans a place to call home at his local area performances.

Michael didn’t always play country music. In High School he played heavy metal, wore leather and sported really long hair. Over time he joined in a Grateful Dead band that lasted 13 years and even toured with the Dead’s Keyboardist for a short period.

It was out of this genre that his true passion started unfolding when he discovered the Jerry Garcia bluegrass/traditional sounds inspiring him to dig further and reveal more traditional Country, Folk and Americana music.

Inspired by the more traditional country sounds of artists like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash,in 2004 Michael set out on a revival mission to keep this music alive and well in the area.

Since then, Michael has shared the stage with many national acts including Rosanne Cash, Marty Stuart, Billy Joe Shaver, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, David Allan Coe and Gary Allan to name just a few. He founded & fronts local groups “The Suburban Hillbillies” and his Johnny Cash Tribute Band: “Ring of Fire”.

Michael Patrick maintains a website at: “” which includes tour dates, media photos and audio clips.

DeeExpus – DVD update

DeeExpus revealed the tracklist of their first DVD release “Far From Home”.


1. Intro
2. Greed
3. Pttee
4. One 8
5. Pointless Child
6. Red
7. Half Way Home
8. One Day
9. 7 Nights

The DVD will also include additional video material: an interview with Andy Ditchfield and Tony Wright and “The Journey Home” documentary.

This talented band from UK has so far released only one studio album but with their superb performance at the first edition of Prog Rock Festival at the Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice, Poland, they proved that they do have much to say on the prog rock scene. DeeExpus’s music constitutes a modern approach to the genre, more rock-oriented and catchy, yet formed with undeniable finesse and attention to sound and musical nuances. Their sound is as eclectic as their influences: Joe Jackson, Iron Maiden, It Bites, Crash Test Dummies, Rush, Nik Kershaw, Marillion and recently – Porcupine Tree and Spock’s Beard. Currently, DeeExpus is writing and recording the follow up to their debut album.

For more info and tickets see

“Far From Home” DVD will be released by Metal Mind Productions on 8th June in Europe and 16th June in USA (via MVD) in 3 different formats: DVD, limited DVD+CD edition, including bonus audio CD with songs recorded during the gig at the theatre, and CD digipak (limited to 1000 copies).

Caffeine Dependent – Self-Titled (CD)

I cannot give any information about this act, except that they played a local punk show about 4-5 years ago with other local Ohio acts, and that I picked this disc up in Columbus a few years back many months after they probably disbanded. While “Cooperate” has some serious problems, as it sticks to the typical pop-punk song, it has a very interesting sound to it. While they don’t thank anyone for playing a synthesizer during the track, I could swear I hear the hints of a synth trying to bring itself above the track. Continue reading “Caffeine Dependent – Self-Titled (CD)”