What’s the difference between making a good vocal cover and an awesome one? There are several factors that can take your videos up a notch, but let’s start with what I believe to be the most important thing when recording vocal covers at home—the microphone.
Halloween playlists—we know them, we love them, and we all want to put our own personal spins on the classics. I mean, how often do we really need to hear “Thriller” or “Ghostbusters” this holiday season? There has to be room for something a little different, so this year Outburn is submitting our picks for a heavy metal Halloween playlist of tunes.
All of the tours have been canceled this year, and unfortunately, bands can’t get by on album and merch sales alone. Taking away touring is equivalent to taking away a musician’s livelihood. The touring loss also affects crew members, such as tour managers, techs, front of house, merchandising managers, drivers, lighting professionals, and more. On top of that, it doesn’t seem like this pandemic is easing anytime soon.
For the first time on the road together since 2011, Touché Amoré and La Dispute brought their final tour of 2019 to The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. Competing with another show occurring just upstairs, the bands were still able to pack out the venue with dedicated fans eager to see these post-hardcore acts.
With the release of his fourth studio album, Heart Signal, guitarist/composer Michael Abdow shares with us his Top 12 favorite (and to play) guitar riffs. “I was having too much fun and realized I could make this list indefinitely, [so I] stopped at a dozen, says Michael. “These aren’t in order or anything.”
If you have been impacted by the recent events, take a break - there is a lot going on and sometimes we all just need a minute. Take that minute. Help the family of George Floyd. Fight for Breonna Taylor. Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery. Want to help protesters? Donate to one or more community bail funds. Visit Movement For Black Lives for additional ways you can help the cause. Want to connect with leaders building grassroots campaigns? Are you an ally and want to learn more? Here are some anti-racism resources.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF STEALING EDEN’S “EDGE OF THE WORLD” ON OUTBURN.COM Nearly a decade removed from Truth in Tragedy, Canadian hard rock quartet Stealing Eden return with brand new single “Edge of the World.” Without missing a step, the Vancouver crew have picked up where they left off.
Known for their eclectic live productions, alt-rockers Puscifer performed a perfect live streamed concert on Friday, October 30th to coincide with the release of their fourth full-length album, Existential Reckoning.
LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF TALIA’S NEW ALBUM WHORES ON PARADE ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM. LA/Paris rockers Talia will be dropping the band’s fourth studio album, Whores on Parade, on Friday, September 11 via Manic Kat Records.
There are many influential releases celebrating three decades of existence in 2019. Before the year wraps up, we here at Outburn would like to spotlight the most notable metal outings that were released in 1989. The criteria for making this list is mostly based on the album’s intensity, sound, riffs, songs, cover art, and album title, and not on sales numbers.