By the Barricade Started A Record Label?
Nov13

By the Barricade Started A Record Label?

I don’t usually write personal articles but big changes are headed to By the Barricade. In just under three years this site went from an idea in a dorm room to a full fledged lifestyle. BtB’s team quickly grew with the help of writers and photographers from all over the country. With a common goal of giving every band equal share of the limelight regardless of size, By the Barricade progressed further than I ever dreamed....

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Belvedere Talk Revenge of the Fifth
May25

Belvedere Talk Revenge of the Fifth

After more than 20 years and a long hiatus Canadian Melodic Punk band Belvedere is back and stronger than ever. To celebrate the release of their latest album Revenge of the Fifth we reached out to frontman Steve Rawles who talks about the album and the band’s recording process in the interview below. Belvedere spent significantly more time recording Revenge of the Fifth than previous albums. How did the band combat outside pressures...

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The Aviators Interview
Feb19

The Aviators Interview

It’s tough to find a band with as much raw potential as Bakersfield, CA based rockers The Aviators. Soon after their 2008 formation The Aviators launched straight into dozens of shows across the California coastline. They already have three albums under their belt with a new release titled Comin’ on Strong right around the corner. By the Barricade reached out to frontman August Young to talk more about the bands past,...

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Symbol Six Interview
Nov29

Symbol Six Interview

Symbol Six have come a long way since their formation in the early 80’s. They are one of the few Los Angeles bands who have stood the test of time. The band’s dedicated following continues to flock to their shows and to embrace their evolving sound. By the Barricade reached out to Symbol Six to find out what has kept them involved in the local scene. Find out all about their new single, future plans, and secret to success...

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Soulidium Vocalist talks New Album and Vampire Wedding
Nov09

Soulidium Vocalist talks New Album and Vampire Wedding

Since 2006 Soulidium have been infusing vampire culture with some of the best Florida rock you can find. By the Barricade recently reached out to Soulidium Frontman Michael McKnight to find out the secret to their increasing popularity. Find out all about it int he full interview below! Soulidium started 2006 and released Children of Chaos the next year. What was it like to be signed to KnightVision Records so early in your career? ...

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The Karma Killers Interview
Oct23

The Karma Killers Interview

Ever wonder what it would sound like if My Chemical Romance and Neon Trees had a lovechild? The Karma Killers might just be that missing link! Their dynamic and eclectic sound draws on influences from rock, indie, and post punk to create one of the most interesting sounds this writer has ever come across. Their latest EP Strange Therapy highlights The Karma Killers‘ dark and romantic aesthetics while having...

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Variants Interview
Oct19

Variants Interview

Eclectic alternative rock band Variants are about to release their sophomore album Commonwealth. By further developing the group’s sound and a larger spectrum of material Commonwealth promises to be Variants’ most ambitious project yet! By the Barricade reached out to Variants to find out more about their upcoming EP, tour plans, and writing process. Find out all about it from drummer Michael Rivera in the full interview...

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Like Mike Interview
Oct05

Like Mike Interview

Georgia based Pop Punk band Like Mike recently released a new single titled “Knuckles Deep” off their upcoming album. By the Barricade reached out to Like Mike to talk about the new album, touring and much more. Find out all about it in the interview below! Zak Mahoney- Vocals Corey Hursh- Guitar/Vocals Edward Tumulty- Guitar Billy Willig- Bass/Vocals Dan Wilson- Drums How has Like Mike’s hometown of Marietta, GA been...

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Look Out Love Interview
Oct05

Look Out Love Interview

Jordan Benker’s new project Look Out Love has been making waves in the indie pop scene since 2014. By combining upbeat tracks with unbelievably catchy lyrics the tracks off Look Out Love‘s latest EP, Oh Boy, are bound to get stuck in your head. By the Barricade wanted to delve deeper into Jordan’s catchy style. Find out all about his new album, stage presence, and future plans in the interview below! What inspired...

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The Sex Tape Scandal Unveil New Album
Sep22

The Sex Tape Scandal Unveil New Album

The Sex Tape Scandal have been redefining the sound of modern rook in Southern California since 2012. By combining the energetic fantasy of 80’s glam metal with modern influences The Sex Tape Scandal have already found a very dedicated following. By the Barricade reached out to The band to find out more about their debut full length album Menace to Sobriety and what makes them tick. Check out all the info in the interview below!...

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Hideouts Talk New Album and More!
Sep15

Hideouts Talk New Album and More!

Southern California pop punk band Hideouts have been making waves in the local scene for years. After achieving their goal of playing The Vans Warped Tour Hideouts have been hard at work putting together their next release. The band has been working with Andrew Wade (Best known for his work with A Day To Remember) to further advance their sound. Find out all the info in the interview below! Vocals/Guitar: Dan Chavez Guitar/Vocals: Tim...

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Survay Says! Interview
Aug29

Survay Says! Interview

Survay Says! is a New Jersey band who developed their sound by mixing elements of pop punk and ska. Since 2008 they have been steadily gaining popularity up and down the coastline. Survay Says! has found success by constantly striving to improve their craft during their rigorous touring schedule. The band’s discography and hard work landed them on tour with bands like Less Than Jake, Mustard Plug, and Goldfinger. By the Barricade...

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Such A Mess Interview
Aug15

Such A Mess Interview

Hailing from San Gabriel Valley in Los Angles, California Such A Mess have been taking the pop punk world by storm. The band is currently supporting their upcoming split with Post Season on a national tour. By the Barricade reached out to Such A Mess to find out more about their origens and upcoming release. Find out all the info in the transcripts below! Such A Mess has a Facebook description of “Emo/Punk” so I wasn’t really...

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Rix Boker of Firing All Cylinders talks Fire It Up Fest
Aug15

Rix Boker of Firing All Cylinders talks Fire It Up Fest

Southern California based metalheads Firing All Cylinders sprung up out of nowhere but have amassed an enormous following and soon were rocking throughout the California coastline. Fresh off the release of their debut self-titled album Firing All Cylinders have not only been booking shows, but have also been working to empower their local hometown scene. At the forefront of this endeavor is lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Rix...

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The New Varsity Talk “Reflections” and More
Aug11

The New Varsity Talk “Reflections” and More

Southern California outfit The New Varsity have been putting a modern twist on the classic pop punk formula since 2011. The bands sophomore release Reflections propels the group forward both muscly and stylistically through dynamic song progression and more extensive recording. By the Barricade caught up with The New Varsity at the Glasshouse in Pomona, California for their their CD release show to talk about the album and what makes...

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Josie Randle talks Mixerfest and More
Aug06

Josie Randle talks Mixerfest and More

Josie Randle is the frontwoman of pop punk band Eye the Realist but band practice isn’t the only thing she does with her spare time. She can be found booking national tours, supporting friends in the local sceene, or even throwing a festival! California Mixerfest 2015 in Long Beach, California was no exception. By the Barricade was on site for this years Mixerfest and teamed up with It’s Just Joey for some exclusive...

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Los Skarnales Interview
Aug02

Los Skarnales Interview

Los Skarnales have been have been gathering a dedicated following throughout Houston, Texas for some time now. After 20 years and a few lineup changes the  Spanish ska punkers are back with Another Day, Another Borrachera. By the Barricade reached out to the band to see what keeps Los Skarnales going strong and to talk about how things have changed over time. Check out the full interview below! When Los Skarnales first started in 1993...

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River Jumpers Interview
Jul21

River Jumpers Interview

UK pop punk band River Jumpers are back with a new lineup and self-titled album. The band’s ability to blend rock, pop, and punk carried them through an eventful three year history, and there is sure to be much more to come. By the Barricade reached out to vocalist Nick Davis to find out what makes River Jumpers tick. Check out the full interview below! In an interview with Reignition World Paul discussed his dislike of the term...

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The Relapse Symphony Interview
Jul08

The Relapse Symphony Interview

Washington DC based rock band The Relapse Symphony just released their third full length album Born to Burn. By the Barricade dropped by the Vans Warped tour in Pomona California to talk to the band about the new release and their future plans. Check out all the info in the transcripts below! Bret Von Dehl: Vocals JC Charles: Guitar I’ve seen in previous interviews that The Relapse Symphony are a “split between old school punk kids...

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Everlit Interview
Jun23

Everlit Interview

Philadelphia based hard rock band Everlit is bursting onto billboard charts with their latest release Renovate. Before Everlit heads out on tour with Otherwise By the Barricade reached out to the band to learn a little more about Renovate and how the band tackles everyday troubles. Check out all the info in the transcripts that follow. Ryan Panfil: Vocals Jordan Panfil: Bass Jacob Castro: Drums | Anthony Michael: Guitar Ryan, I hear a...

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