Bio: Featuring Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Alarcon combines intricate guitarwork, melodic vocals, and an epic, heavy rhythmic structure to create a 3-dimensional musical journey, bursting with razor sharp riffs and explosive choruses overflowing with raw emotion. All songs, music and lyrics composed by Joey Alarcon.
Phantom Anthem by August Burns Red is in the album spotlight for the month of November. Released October 6, 2017 via Fearless Records, this is the seventh full-length release. The follow-up to 2015's "Found In Far Away Places" was recorded with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. On their seventh album in just 12 years, the Pennsylvania quintet turn up the guitar heroics as lead shredder JB Brubaker taps out gleaming, melodic solos on "Coordinates" and "The Frost." Meanwhile, classically informed instrumental passages give way to colossal breakdowns and chunky staccato riffs on "King of Sorrow" and "Hero of the Half Truth."
IX by Spoken is in the indie spotlight for the month of November. Released September 8, 2017 on The Fuel Music, this is the band's ninth studio album. It was funded by fans via PledgeMusic.
"IX is full of songs about love, grace, confusion, and overcoming the obstacles we all face in life. This record has something to offer to anyone who enjoys music. There are songs with aggressive vocals, clean vocals, heavy guitar parts, melodic guitar parts, fast drums, feel drums, and everything in between". - Matt Baird.