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What We Think: The Force Awakens

Seen or not seen it, there’s no escaping Star Wars. But for the first time in the franchise’s history, we had a female lead. Was this casting choice just a sign of the times, and did it actually contribute to Star Wars’ success? idobi staff weigh in.


Jerry Cantrell Perseveres In Wake Of Staley's Death

Of the many fans and musicians devastated by Layne Staley’s death, his former Alice in Chains bandmate Jerry Cantrell was perhaps most affected upon receiving the news. The pair formed the backbone of the seminal Seattle grunge band in 1987, and it was their dichotomy – the tension of Cantrell’s hardened riffs that plodded along as Staley’s sinister vocals crept behind at a skulking pace – that gave the band its appeal to metalheads and grunge punks alike. Cantrell and Staley remained the group’s creative force until their swan song, 1995’s Alice in Chains. In the wake of Staley’s death,… Read more »


Capulet Fest To Feature Memphis May Fire, Woe Is Me, & More

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as this year’s Capulet Fest returns to the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, CT, promising two days of unparalleled excitement and music. Taking place on July 1 and 2, during the extended Fourth of July weekend, this highly anticipated event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before. This year’s two-day event features more than 30 electrifying bands spread across two stages, showcasing a diverse range of metal and rock genres. The lineup is stacked with heavy hitters, including the likes of Memphis May Fire, Norma Jean, and A Skylit… Read more »


If Not For Me Unveils “Demons,” Signs With InVogue Records

After inking a deal with InVogue Records, If Not For Me has launched their label debut single “Demons” with an accompanying music video. The powerfully charged track expertly embodies and reflects the arduous struggle of being trapped and powerless in the face of your own destructive tendencies. “Demons” serves as a profound reminder of the deep self-awareness accompanying the experience of being captive to your own will. If Not For Me‘s unparalleled fusion of alternative, hardcore, and rock with their introspective lyrics has struck a resounding chord, solidifying the band’s formidable presence. Their enthralling sound and emotionally charged performances have… Read more »


So What?! Festival Extends Lineup With The Starting Line & More

Last month, So What?! Music Festival announced its explosive two-day lineup, including Pierce The Veil and The Used headlining on Saturday, June 24, and Sleeping With Sirens, Neck Deep, and Thursday headlining on Sunday, June 25. Now the festival has announced a few new additions to the scheduled performances across the two-day event. What was already promised to be an exciting lineup, So What?! will now include sets from Slaughter To Prevail, The Starting Line, Fit For An Autopsy, Invent Animate, Varials, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, clip, guardin, poptropicaslutz!, Prentiss, Enterprise Earth, NO ZODIAC, Bodybox, 408, greyhaven, and… Read more »


Dark Divine Immerse Us In New Single “Drown,” Sign To Thriller Records

Hard-hitting rock unit Dark Divine has unleashed their engulfing new single “Drown” and announced their signing to Thriller Records. “Drown” marks the group’s first release since their 2022 Halloweentown. The fuel-soaked new single will be featured on the group’s forthcoming debut full-length album excepted to arrive later this year. While “Drown” effortlessly takes the air from your lungs and creates a sinking feeling through the track’s accompanying video, the release is soaked in chugging guitars, a biting vocal delivery by frontman Anthony Martinez, and crashing drums.  Read more: Kailee Morgue is Stuck “In My Head” (And She Should be in… Read more »

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