Category Archives: BAND MANAGEMENT


Formed just two short years ago from the ashes of symphonic black metal act Massakren, Starkill’s future is shockingly bright. The stunning new album, Virus of the Mind, is barely a second old and the young Chicagoans are already hard at work on the follow-up. “Whenever we have time off, I am writing and recording,” […]

Sworn Enemy

Sworn Enemy, fronted by Sal LoCoco, established itself in 2000 with the release of “Negative Outlook” on Jamey Jasta’s Stillborn Records. The record was a mix of old school hardcore punk and new school breakdowns, and quickly gained the band attention in the underground scene. 2002 marked their next release, “Integrity Defines Strength”, which contained […]

The Bloodline

  The brotherhood of a band should extend beyond its members. On their full-length debut album We Are One [Another Century], T…he Bloodline build a bond that’s instantly relatable. Its cast in a grinding groove of metallic instrumentation and hard rock hooks, collectively conveying a sense of camaraderie. In fact, the Chicago quartet—Travis Neal [vocals], […]

Valient Thorr

Valient Thorr is a wild ass rocknroll band said to hail from inside of the planet Venus. Since crash landing on Earth in the year 2000 they’ve played well over 1500 shows all over the world. They’ve toured with visionaries from Motorhead and Joan Jett to contemporary heroes like Mastodon, Gogol Bordello, Fu Manchu and […]