Another month is coming to a close, and a new one shall begin. This month hasn't been as big of an event as January was for Immortal Music, but there was still a lot that happened.
Last month we did a lot of things, and recorded them all in the January recap, and we decided we're going to try to do a recap for every month in 2015.
Let's see, event wise, not a ton happened. Immortal Music did not attend any shows, and Remedy is now on a break. Their break will last now through April, and this is because the lead singer, Josh and his girlfriend welcomed a baby girl into the world this month. So, he's taking time off performing to be with her, and the band is using this time to record some new music. Hopefully you guys will hear some of their new music in April.
Meanwhile, Immortal Music has been working a lot at her day job, has taken on assisting with a local concert streaming publication that is hoping to branch out soon, and has decided to build a new schedule for the website. The website is on a very trial basis, just for the month of March. Come the end of month, we will regroup and decide if there's anything that needs tweaked, scraped or if its perfect the way it is. For more information on the brand new 'schedule', please click here. Its quite simple -nothing too out there, or intense, just something that is being tried in an attempt to give you guys more content.
As for the new project, we cannot give you a ton of information at this time, as we are not sure what exactly we will be doing with it. Its called The SoundCheck and they do a lot for local bands, and establishments. We will give more information as we are allowed to give it, but we do want to clarify that The SoundCheck and Immortal Music are not connected. The idea was discussed, but at least for now, we are choosing not to connect the two.
Now that we have talked about some of the things that have been going on off of the website, let's get into the stuff on the website. Just as with the January recap, if you are uninterested in what has happened this month, please feel free to click off now and find something more fun for you to do. If you are interested, please read on and feel encouraged to tell us something you have done this month! Let's begin, shall we?
First, in the last couple of days of January, we did get a couple of things posted that didn't make it into the recap for last month. There was Billion Dollar Man's Ruins EP, and a blog about Immortal Music and the impact it has had on us. It was inspired by a video done by Strawburry17, and when we tagged her on Twitter, she Favorited it. We wrote it mostly because we've always been the type to see the danger in everything, and not participate because of that. With this website though, no fear was to be had.
We did a lot of reviews this month, starting with the Horizons EP by An Honest Year, ending with American Beauty/ American Psycho by Fall Out Boy. In between that was Black Widow from In This Moment, Bad Luck Glory by Leaving Haven, Postcards From The Edge: Chapter 1. Delta 32 EP from Ionia, Dirt, Rush, Chaos from Deaf Rhino, and Just Like You from Falling In Reverse. Hands down, the favorite out of all those is the Just Like You album from Falling In Reverse. They have certainly made a comeback. Ionia's Postcards From The Edge: Chapter 1. Delta 32 EP was special timing because it was the 132nd review to be posted on the website. Since it has '32' in the title, this was the perfecting timing.
For news, Of Mice and Men released their video for Broken Generation, and has now released the deluxe edition of Restoring Forces. You can get that wherever music is sold now. It features four bonus tracks, including "Broken Generation" and an acoustic version of Feels Like Forever.
Jay from Bullet For My Valentine left the band, All Time Low released a very unique scientific trailer for their Future Hearts album, Taylor Swift randomly covered "Sugar, We're Going Down" at a show, All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth got engaged, Shinedown released a little bit of information for their upcoming album, Illuminate Me started a campaign against Facebook, and Falling In Reverse released the Just Like You album and a music video to go with it.
Illuminate Me's campaign is something highly worth talking about. They started it in an attempt to get Facebook to stop making bands pay for their posts to be seen. This is a wonderful campaign, that actually has gotten quite a bit of attention in the press, and among fans. Their goal is 50,000 likes and as of February 27 at 10 am EST, they were at 42,192 signatures. You can sign more than once and its highly encouraged that you do sign. You can do so here!
Blog wise, we wrote about many things. There was the schedule for March, three playlists for Valentine's day (Inspiring, sexual, and love songs), a tangent about how nobody is alone, the full story on how Immortal Music began, a review for The Relapse Symphony's "Savage" music video, and we announced a new project.
The new project is called the This Is Me Project, and its attempt to get people to show the world who they are and what music has done for them. Because, too much of the time people get stereotyped and music is written off as nothing more than entertainment. We all know that is not true, so it was time to express it. For a couple of days, it was doing really well, but then it died off a bit. You can still submit your story though! There's no deadline, and we really do hope to make a difference with this.
Finally, we only had two interviews this month, which were Firestarter and Ionia. Both were wonderful, and we have a couple others pending now. Questions have been sent out to Deaf Rhino and something else for sure. There's almost always something pending!
That does about cover it but we do have to point out that the website got 19,983 views from January 9 to Febuary 8. We will have new stats soon, but you probably won't hear them until the next recap blog. Unless we end up posting it somewhere -so be sure you have the Facebook page liked and are following the Twitter. We feel like the stats may be a bit off as near the end of this month, they seemed abnormally high. We sense a glitch is going on because of the high numbers showing up at times where nothing had been posted, and times of the day where views are never high. None the less, we will tell you whaever the stats come up as whether we believe it or not.
For the month of March, we do not have anything planned as of yet, except for the new schedule trial. Everything else is up in the air and we shall see what happens. Let us know your thoughts on anything that happened this month and what you have been up to for this month!
As always thank you so much for reading and behind here, and we will talk to you very shortly.
Music we are currently loving includes: Papa Roach's F.E.A.R album (We do not see that one going away any time soon), The Used's Imaginary Enemy album, and a lot of Shinedown.
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