Breaking Benjamin: Ember

Ember_(album).pngMark your calenders for April 13, 2018! Breaking Benjamin will be releasing their upcoming album, Ember, and I could not be more excited.

Ember is the bands sixth studio album release, and was  produced by front man Benjamin Burnley. The first single, “Red Cold River”, was released on January 5, 2018.  The song is dark, moody, and has soft to loud dynamics, interlaced with atmospheric moments.


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Your WoW Soundtrack! Part 1!

Preface: As stated in a previous post, I am participating in a blog challenge! Thank you to Z & Cinder’s site! You can check them out here! I plan on doing  several zones as their own post, a series of sorts, This is the first installment! Hope you enjoy!

duskwood.JPGWhen I first started World Of Warcraft, I wanted to explore, a lot. I wanted to see it all. For the longest time, I spent listening to the games music. Also wanted to hear everything that the music had in store as well! However, there is a few places & zones across the map that brought forward a song or album to the forefront of my mind!

I am going to start with Duskwood, Eastern Kingdoms! It is located in the south-central part of Azeroth, south of Elwynn Forest, East of Westfall & west of Deadwind Pass. The Duskwood storyline takes place right after the Redridge Mountains storyline for Alliance players.  I vividly remember the music I was listening to one day while leveling an alt. When I first entered the zone, Stone Sour’s “Say You’ll Haunt Me” populated in my headphones via iTunes. For me it set a great vibe for the entire zone.


It was such a great way to see a different zone, dark and mysterious, via the sound of a song! It also was a great set of lore things there!


Musical Discovery: Derek & Brandon Fiechter

When gaming, weather Warcraft or Hearthstone, I want something that will assist me with focusing & without any vocal’s. While diving into the wide array of videos on youtube I stumbled over a channel full of great music.

Derek & Brandon Fiechter are Fantasy & world twin composer’s that started their musical journey when they were 15 years old.

One of my favorites of their original music scores is the 1 hour of Fairytale  Music! (video in post!)

Whenever you have a chance, please feel free to visit their youtube page here!

In This Moment

in this moment logoA few months ago my older brother was in the mist of battle in Overwatch and listening to music via Pandora on his Xbox One. After his amazing game, he walked down the steps and was so excited to let me know what he was listening to. So excited, that he was chatty like a little school girl.

In This Moment, a metal band that formed in California, 2005. The lead singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth were introduced by a mutual friend. The pair found their drummer and quickly started to get to work on their music.

Their debut album, Beautiful Tragedy, released in March 2007. Their substantially heavy sound has allowed the singles to shine, with clean vocals, landed them overall a exceptionally great set of reviews for the album.

The Dream, the second album, released September 2008 and landed at #73 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with first week sales of more than 8,000 copies. In the album, there was less screaming for more melodies with the vocals of Brink. sound took a more ’80s inspired hard rock approach mixed with melodic metal, an accepted challenge that Brink took on with ease to have an ever changing & explosive dynamic.

The third album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, released July 9th, 2010, That was described as the most anticipated album of the year by Alternative Press. Maria Brink, in an interview described the album is about her experiences with a relationship. It was an underlying theme for this whole entire album. It talked about of this post-apocalyptic wasteland world and ‘star-crossed lovers’ and where two people are meant to fail within the relationship. After a strong tour, and their fourth album titled Blood, released August 2012 and debuted at number 15. The Blood album to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, selling around 20,000 copies in its first week of its release. Their fifth album titled Black Widow released in November 2014 and debuted at number 8, their highest position in the charts to date, with in the first-week sales of 36,000 copies, marking the band’s highest chart entry.

Ritual is the sixth studio album was  released on July 21, 2017. The album upon its release was received very well, and it held a lot of consistency within the rock world. It sold an estimated 22,000 copies, which is their third highest debut on the charts to date.

“Hold On”

hope[Trigger Warning: This video contains sensitive imagery, including pill/alcohol abuse, and suicide attempt.]

You may better know Derek Hough as a cast member of the reality tv show “Dancing With The Stars”.

In November 2017, in an interview with Billboard Hough reveals that he is going to be performing on the band Breaking Benjamin’s  upcoming album Ember. scheduled for a release in 2018, and he has a wonderful voice.

In his video for the song “Hold On” you also would have never thought that he had seen his uncle committed suicide in front of him & the whirlwind effect that has on family and friends. He was also inspired for the song from the front man of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, passing away.

I know usually that Monday is usually strictly music. Nonetheless, I feel like music has a healing affect to it. It can uplift people out the depths of dark places. Music, can & does save life.

I wanted to let people know that you are not alone, and there us help.

On the left hand side of the blog there is a clickable link for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you or someone you love needs assistance, please click the link or call 1-800-273-8255.


Rock-steady: Pop Evil!

pop evilPop Evil is an rock band compiled from pieces of other bands that formed in Michigan in 2001, originally known as TenFive.

They then released independently an album and a 3–song EP, “War of the Roses” (2004) and “Ready or Not” (2006), the latter featuring the concert favorite “Somebody Like You”. They also have filmed a music video of the single released in 2006 starring Rossi Morreale and Britt Koth.

In November 2007, Pop Evil signed a management deal with G&G Entertainment.

In October 2017, the ensemble announced that they planned to release their self-titled album  scheduled to be released on February 16, 2018. The album’s first single titled Waking Lions peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock songs chart.

The song is heavily laced with a positive set of lyrics,  source of empowerment to those struggling with life issues.