Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In drawing a connection between literature and music, could this axiom be adapted to say "Don't judge a band by its genre?"
With Western Pennsylvania band Highway 4 and their new album, Up In Arms, I think it could.
Let me explain...
Monday, July 28, 2014
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Sunday, June 15, 2014
|Sharon, left, and Chip, right, present a check from Never Take It Off to Sage's Army's Carmen Capozzi|
The partnership between Helping Hands Rock Reviews and Never Take It Off started in late 2013, when Never Take It Off created its "Helping Hands" line and offered to donate a portion of the proceeds to one of the charities we support through our publication (see our interview with Juliet Simms for more details). The launch of the line was very successful and, within a few months, Never Take It Off sent us a check to present to Sage's Army.
We cannot say enough good things about Never Take It Off. Not only do they make cool jewelry, but each piece they sell comes with a list of vows of positive encouragement to "never give up, never back down and never stop trying." And if that alone wasn't impressive enough, their commitment to supporting charities like those close to the hearts of Helping Hands Rock Reviews really shows the good hearts of the people behind the company.
Speaking of good hearts, we have to give some love to Sage's Army as well. After Carmen Capozzi experienced the loss of his son to a heroin overdose, he made it his personal mission to begin reversing the heroin epidemic that devastated him and his family. Sage's Army speaks at schools, works with legislators, and distributes information to children, families, communities, and others facing the threats posed by the pervasive drug problems in the United States.
We are proud to be part of this partnership with Never Take It Off and Sage's Army that has already contributed to making a difference in the world!
Friday, June 13, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The track was recorded after the departure of long-time bassist, Ryan Goodworth. And the style of the song is a pretty significant departure from their strict modern metal roots, with its Vans Warped Tour-friendly tones and melody.
Helping Hands Rock Reviews recently caught up with Through These Walls' vocalist/guitarist/bassist, Chris Callen, to discuss these changes and the direction for their future music, as well as what's ahead for the buzzworthy band.