Dave Franklin was a fixture in New Jersey’s underground music community for more than 30 years, fronting one of the state’s favorite and enduring punk bands, Vision, from 1986 until his passing on January 5, 2017. A tribute concert will be held on April 2nd in Asbury Park, NJ.
Earlier this year, an upcoming tell-all documentary about the unspoken truths of the 90’s alternative music industry was announced, entitled UNDERGROUND INC.: The Unsung Story of Alternative Rock. The documentary is currently in production and scheduled to be released later this year.
Kansas City metal hybrid HYBORIAN illustrate a perfect equilibrium of rich concept and catchy, heavy riffage with their debut album, Hyborian: Volume I, hitting stores on March 17, 2017 via KC-based label The Company. Hyborian: Volume I is available for pre-order now via http://www.thecompanykc.com. iTunes pre-orders will go live on March 3, with “Maelstrom” as an instant grat track.
THE BLACK MOODS will return to the road in the US this year as they continue to promote the release of their debut full length album, Medicine. The Phoenix-based rock group will embark on the “Ready For War” tour supporting Adelitas Way, which kicks off on March 2nd at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas.