The Sword’s Bryan Richie Launches New Project Galactic Protector

The Sword’s Bryan Richie has launched new project called Galactic Protector and he is planning to release a new album, titled “Evening,” on June 28 via Burning Witches Records. You can check out the effort’s first single below:

Richie commented:

“I started demoing out song ideas for the next Sword full length almost immediately after the album cycle for our album ‘High Country‘ was finished.

While we were recording ‘Used Future‘, and as my band mates would be recording overdubs, I’d be tracking keys or processing midi in another room!

Some of the pieces I was writing were really exciting to me but most definitely not potential Sword songs, although the song that I wrote using Jimmy‘s drums, called ‘Intermezzo‘ did end up on ‘Used Future‘.

I kept writing and writing and eventually I had a grip of tracks — performed, programmed and recorded by myself — that led me to entertain the idea of a solo album, and Galactic Protector was born.”

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Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Vanilla Sugar

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Vanilla Sugar.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your music:

VANILLA SUGAR: Vanilla Sugar is made of Alternative / Electronic music, a pop vocal sensibility, with a Metal influence.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

VANILLA SUGAR: I find a lot of inspiration in Sleigh Bells, Grimes, Korn, The Prodigy, and Mindless Self Indulgence.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

VANILLA SUGAR: My new single will be released in a few months! I am traveling to Houston, TX to shoot the music video in a week. This new song is totally different from anything I’ve released before. I’m very happy with it and excited to share it with everyone.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

VANILLA SUGAR: People can expect an extremely high energy performance, with a light show to match. I am the kind of person who believes in putting on a full show for people; lights, music, stage props, the whole thing.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your project heading in 5 years?

VANILLA SUGAR: Ideally, I see Vanilla Sugar continuing to tour globally, and releasing a few more albums by that time.

The Prodigy’s Keith Flint Took Drugs Before His Death

According to BBC, The Prodigy’s Keith Flint had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol, and codeine in his system when he passed away. The singer died on March 4 as a result hanging, but Senior Coroner for Essex, Caroline Beasley-Murray has since concluded that there was not enough evidence to officially rule it as a suicide or an accident.

Beasley-Murray said the following:

“We will never quite know what was going on in his mind on that date.

I’ve considered suicide. To record that, I would have to have found that, on the balance of probabilities, Mr Flint formed the idea and took a deliberate action knowing it would result in his death.

Having regard to all the circumstances, I don’t find that there’s enough evidence for that.”

The coroner also added that there was not enough evidence to record Flint’s death as an accident where he may have been “larking around and it all went horribly wrong.”

This news comes after The Prodigy recently shared a message regarding mental health:

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With The Radio Broadcast

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with The Radio Broadcast.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

THE RADIO BROADCAST: We are The Radio Broadcast. We are a Live Electronic group. There are two of us in the group. Michael plays keys and loops/samples and Kristin sings and plays keys as well. We met in a tattoo shop in 2005 and started playing music together in 2008 and formed TRB in 2009. Michael grew up playing drums in punk bands and Kristin grew up playing the piano but at the time when the two met neither of them were involved in anything musically. We had both wanted to create our own punk band but relaized after purchasing a guitar neither of us knew how to play nor had the time or patience to learn so we stuck with what we knew, drums and keys. Over the years our sound and style has changed along with the overall setup of the equipment we use. Our style is always evolving.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

THE RADIO BROADCAST: There is a lot of inspiration and musical influence to be found in the world and for us as far a music goes there are two major electronic groups that have stuck out the most and helped shape our minds to develope the sounds of The Radio Broadcast and that would be Crystal Castles and INNERPARTYSYSTEM. We love the DIY approach IPS takes when it comes to stage lighting and we love their heavy and raw electronic feel. With CC they come across sort of mysterious. We love their punk attitude in the electronic scene. We really like their lofi gritty electronic sounds. We study these bands and many others to try and better ourselves as a band. We try to align our selves with similar sounding artists but we do our best to remind ourselves that other bands and musicians are just like you and I and to tune into them as a reference or inspiration and not as a guide. But as crazy as life can get it is always a good idea to take a step back and take a little time out and emerce yourself in nature and tune in to the frequencies of the planet, clear your mind, and realign yourself. Once your mind is clear and your body is well tuned it will be a lot easier for your creative ideas to flow into more comprehensive complete ideas.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

THE RADIO BROADCAST: Our latest EP “ARRIVED” is something that our friends and fans have been asking about for a long time and something that we have been pushing for a long time. This EP encapsulates several styles of electronic music. A little bit of synthwave and synthpop mixed with some 8bit sounds into a little bit of gritty witch house constructive is developed because we are not tuned into the correct frequency. We aren’t listening to what’s out there. But not to say the time was lost.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

THE RADIO BROADCAST: You can expect to feel rewarded and fully entertained. With our music being very diverse there is something there for most everybody. We are always told by fans and other musicians that it is really cool to see us create the tracks live right there in front of them. Something that a lot of other electronic artists are not doing. The energy projecting from the stage will keep you moving the entire time. As soon as the bass drops TRB comes alive. Between Kristin’s bouncing and crawling around onstage and Michael’s nonstop flow of body rockin dance rhythms you will be sure to have a good time! Not only will our music and energy keep you entertained and dancing but our stage performance will as well. We understand that we are performers and there is more to performing than just the music. We have put some time and dedication into creating some pretty cool visuals from massive arrays of led lights and lasers to mesmerising graphics on led screens and a 3ft by 10ft led “TRB” marquee. We are constantly coming up with new ideas for stage setups.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

THE RADIO BROADCAST: That’s a difficult question. It’s hard enough to tell what we will be doing next year let alone 5 years from now. Even with the current state of the music industry, live shows, and technology is difficult to predict what it will be like 5 years from now. Everything is changing at a more rapid pace than it was 5 years ago.

Watch New Video For Blink-182 & Steve Aoki’s Collaborative Track “Why Are We So Broken”

A new video has been shared for Blink-182 and Steve Aoki’s collaborative track “Why Are We So Broken.” You can check that out below. The song appears Aoki’s “Neon Future III.”

Papa Roach, The Crystal Method, & The Cult To Replace The Prodigy At Upcoming Festivals

As previously reported, The Prodigy have cancelled all their upcoming shows following the tragic death of Keith Flint. Now, their replacements have been announced for a number of U.S. festivals. They include The Crystal Method, who will be performing at Welcome To Rockville on May 3 and at Epicenter on May 10, Papa Roach, who will be performing at Sonic Temple on May 18, and The Cult, who will be performing at Chicago Open Air on May 19.

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The music community was dealt another incredible loss on March 4th with the untimely passing of @TheProdigyOfficial’s Keith Flint. As part of the group’s first North American tour in a decade, they were scheduled to play #WelcometoRockville this year and we are devastated they will no longer be able to perform. @TheCrystalMethod has stepped in to bring you an unforgettable performance in their place.⁣ ⁣ The Crystal Method on Prodigy:⁣ ⁣ “I like so many have been shocked by the sad reality that another iconic and influential member of the music community has taken their own life. I personally want to send my deepest condolences to Keith’s wife and family… and to his band mates. In the dozen or so times TCM shared a stage or played a festival with The Prodigy, I witnessed some phenomenal performances. Liam’s beats and propulsive sound was the sonic Fuck Yeah that so many of us old school ravers needed while Keith’s raw combustible energy and cyber punk persona served up the right amount of Fuck You to the establishment! I never really hung out with Keith and only had the briefest of personal interaction with him but he was always kind and I know he will be missed. #RIP”

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The music community was dealt another incredible loss on March 4th with the untimely passing of @TheProdigyOfficial’s Keith Flint. As part of the group’s first North American tour in a decade, they were scheduled to play #EpicenterFestival this year and we are devastated they will no longer be able to perform. @TheCrystalMethod has stepped in to bring you an unforgettable performance in their place.⁣ ⁣ The Crystal Method on Prodigy:⁣ ⁣ “I like so many have been shocked by the sad reality that another iconic and influential member of the music community has taken their own life. I personally want to send my deepest condolences to Keith’s wife and family… and to his band mates. In the dozen or so times TCM shared a stage or played a festival with The Prodigy, I witnessed some phenomenal performances. Liam’s beats and propulsive sound was the sonic Fuck Yeah that so many of us old school ravers needed while Keith’s raw combustible energy and cyber punk persona served up the right amount of Fuck You to the establishment! I never really hung out with Keith and only had the briefest of personal interaction with him but he was always kind and I know he will be missed. #RIP”⁣

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The Prodigy Cancel All Shows Following Keith Flint’s Death

In unsurprising news, The Prodigy have decided to cancel all their shows in the wake of Keith Flint’s tragic death. The band said the following:

“Following the tragic death of Keith Flint all forthcoming Prodigy shows will be cancelled with immediate effect.

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