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5 Mike’s Dead Songs That Touch On Mental Health

Across his growing discography, Mike’s Dead has managed to capture a raw authenticity that explores various themes, including mental health and struggling to find balance within himself. As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, the Hopeless Records artist has shared the five songs across his 2023 REBIRTH (Deluxe EP) that touch on mental health in one way or another. “WAR”  “WAR” was quite literally written about the “war” in my head. In short it was written about wanting more challenges, more “war” to become the best version of myself I have to offer. Funny enough, there was a… Read more »


Mike’s Dead Releases Sexy, Industrial Track, “Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me)”

Mike’s Dead is back with a sexy, haunting new single and accompanying music video for, “Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me)” via Hopeless Records. This marks the first single of the month, preceded by the March 14-released track “WAR.” “Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me)” is a sonic mixture of thrilling industrial works with a hint of goth rock. It also features some exceptionally kinky lyrics. “I want your nails under my skin/Father said repent for all my sins/I want to feel it all so just make me scream/Wrap your whips and chains all over me,” the artist sings. Additionally, he perfectly dives into… Read more »


Mike’s Dead Shares Albums He Was Inspired By In 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of alternative music in 2023, Mike’s Dead stands out as a rising force, blending genre, shattering boundaries, and creating a distinct sonic experience across his new EP, REBIRTH. While the collection takes on a life of its own through a heavy-laden sound collage, Mike’s Dead shares the 2023 albums that influenced him this year. The past year has undeniably marked a milestone for Mike’s Dead. From sharing stages with the horror-metal behemoths Ice Nine Kills to gearing up for two exclusive EP release parties on December 15 and 16, presented by Louder Than Life and Sonic Temple,… Read more »


Mike’s Dead Signs With Hopeless Records, Unveils “Puppets”

Mike’s Dead is stepping into a new chapter of his musical journey, and it looks like it’s going to be his most exciting yet. The solo artist has revealed that he has inked a deal with Hopeless Records, a move that promises to take his artistry to new heights. As well he has issued his latest single, “Puppets.” The politically charged and unapologetic anthem “Puppets” is a bold statement from the artist, as he delves into the themes of control and manipulation that can come with prescription drug use. With its dark and moody production and haunting melody, the song… Read more »


Scene Queen Stands Up For The Ladies On “Whips & Chains”

Scene Queen is bringing a refreshing new twist to the phrase “Whips & Chains” on her new single. Rather than leaning into her sexually empowering side, the Hopeless Records artist has unleashed a revenge-themed banger that takes aim at men who think they can take advantage of women. “I wrote ‘Whips & Chains’ about the fear of being a woman at a bar,” Scene Queen explains in a press release. “The song is about a group of women coming together and fighting back against a man who spikes drinks. I really wanted to showcase my crazy side lyrically and go… Read more »


Sum 41 ‘Heaven :x: Hell’ Final Album: Release Date & Artwork

Sum 41 fans have navigated an emotionally challenging year. Despite the excitement brought on by the band’s latest single, “Landmines,” fans have also had to endure the approaching end of the iconic group as their disbandment looms. Following the release of their upcoming double album, Heaven :x: Hell, and their worldwide headline tour, the iconic punk ensemble will bid farewell. The group broke the news on May 8, 2023. In a statement, they shared, “Being in Sum 41 since 1996 brought us some of the best moments of our lives. We are forever grateful to our fans, both old and… Read more »


Slipknot, Disturbed, More To Headline Sonic Temple Festival 2024

For metal and heavy rock fans of the Midwest, today is a big announcement day. Sonic Temple Festival 2024 officially shared their lineup for their upcoming event. Taking place May 16-19, festival-goers can see a major fest at Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus. Of course, the headliners are worth the travel and ticket price alone. Disturbed will headline on Thursday, The Original Misfits take the stage on Friday, Pantera will perform on Saturday, and Slipknot will close out the entire fest on Sunday night. Beyond the fabulous headliners, Sonic Temple is expanding by adding a fourth stage to accommodate 40… Read more »


Bands Reveal Name Origins

The Rolling Stones and Radiohead got theirs from song titles, U2 and the B-52’s from military aircrafts and Lynyrd Skynyrd from their old gym teacher. And the stories behind new millennium band names are no less random: Yellowcard According to these So-Cal pop-punkers, “yellowcard” is a take on the ever-popular Frat house idiom, “party foul,” proving drunks can be simultaneously obnoxious and witty. Perhaps Ewan McKegger was already in use. Coldplay Chris Martin and his mates, originally called Starfish, were friends with a band called Coldplay. When that band gave up the name, Starfish asked if they could use it.… Read more »

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