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DISGUISE: Motionless in White

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Announcing their new album ‘Disguise’ which is set to drop in June, Motionless in White has released two songs, ‘Brand New Numb’ and title track ‘Disguise’. It has been two years since Graveyard Shift was released and the time has finally come for something a little new. Sticking true to their original sound and adding a little more, it appears that Motionless in White has taken a slightly more mainstream approach to Industrial Rock, and I’m not at all disappointed.

While both songs are catchy, and by all means impressive, Brand New Numb has got to be my favorite of the two. The slight change in sound that it brings really pumps me up, and it has definitely been added to my gym playlist. Disguise comes at the listener with a little heavier and in your face beat which stays closer to the sound MIW is known for. Both songs are available on all streaming services at this time and I cannot wait to hear the rest of this album once June rolls around.

If you’re able to get out there and support Motionless in White. They’re only two days into their tour with Atreyu. Check out the remaining dates listed below.

Motionless In White // Atreyu // Wilson tour dates:

4/15 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

4/16 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

4/18 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewsters

4/19 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos

4/20 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion (KFMX Radio Show)

4/22 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre

4/24 – Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Distillery

4/25 – Fargo, ND @ The Sanctuary

4/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre

4/27 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee

4/29 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

4/30 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

5/2 – Springfield, MO @ The Complex*

5/3 – Peoria, IL @ Monarch Music Hall*

5/5 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

5/6 – London, ON @ London Music Hall

5/8 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2

5/9 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & The Mine

* No Wilson


We are only four months into 2019, and Osatia has been making some pretty big moves. Signing to We Are Triumphant, announcing a West Coast Tour, two features for Alex Pasibe with Saving Vice and Designer Disguise, both of which are remarkable, but what really brings it full circle is Osatia’s release of ‘All in Time’ which dropped on April 5th.

After a few years away and member shifts, Osatia brought us all ‘We Care’ which is a stellar and great way to break back into Seattle’s local scene after a small hiatus. The song began to slowly pick up the pace until it was rolling full speed the second Ghost Killer Entertainment [GKE] dropped a bombshell on starving youth. There have been many positive movements that owe their birth to the re-emergence of Osatia.

These five individuals, along with the support of their label, have created a group called ‘Osatians’ giving fans a place to really be themselves. Sharing in grief, sadness, the ups and downs of life, celebrating wins, but also giving a voice to those who would be silenced by the stark reality of society. These are just a few of the accomplishments Osatia has made over the last few months.

‘All In Time’ focuses the listener into the patience and desire it takes to create a life worth living. Facing the hardships and difficulties with the obstacles, people, or our own minds getting in the way of achieving what it is that is sought after in life. The cohesiveness of ‘All In Time’ really hits all of the high notes when it comes to a well put together and produced song. In the end, the moral of the story is to be patient and determined with achieving your dreams. Use the hate from the naysayers as fuel for the fire to continue on.

Kendall Johns brings ‘All In Time’ to the light, with his expert videography and lighting. The one thing that caught my attention were the cables from the back lights. They stand out and look a little misplaced, while everything else is polished and on point. Other than the one con, the cinematics feature confluent color correction and sharp synchronization with the song. While choppy, the video overall has great flow sticking true to the Artwork of Kendall Johns.

The new single, ‘All in Time’ is featured on Spotify’s ‘Crash Course’ and ‘New Punk Tracks’ playlists, be sure to follow Osatia through all social media platforms and streaming services.

Coming in May Osatia kicks off the All In Time Tour’ with Devil in the Details and Anever in Boise, Idaho.



AVOID and Truth Under Attack take on Seattle

AVOID, Truth Under Attack, Dead Lakes, Osatia, I Am Infamy, and No Home

March 9th, 2019
El Corazon, Seattle Washington

There’s an unmistakable kind of magic that flows through a crowd during moments of emotion and excitement at any show. The more intimate nature of El Corazon only makes that feeling more intense. Between a final goodbye to Truth Under Attack and a tearful performance of ‘Buried Til Grey’ from Dead Lakes, Saturday’s show was not in short supply of nostalgia, excitement, and musical therapy. What was more was the incredible energy coming from the crowd. El Co was packed with fans of every band, including the instant favorite, Hotdog Guy.

Opening the night, No Home got the crowd hyped instantly. The band is fresh off the release of their new music video for ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’, the performance for which came off strong. Their message is powerful, “Hope exists if you let it, you are not alone.” These words were echoed by the crowd, felt as though Craig was talking straight to each person directly.

Following was I Am Infamy, who is never shy with the more theatrical aspects of putting on a show. Their sets always bring the energy and this show was no different. Their heavy new single ‘HVTE’ really drew the crowd’s attention and held it.

Eagerly awaiting new music, fans of Osatia came through to show their love and support for the band. “Osatians”, as their fans are called, filled the pit ready to receive that ‘We Care’ good vibe to hold them over until new music is released. With a song that has affected so many, there’s even a dedicated “We Care Wednesdays,” there’s no denying the emotional solidarity felt by the whole Osatia community. With a crowd of people singing along, it’s obvious just how connected the band is to their fanbase, and even with a few mic cut outs, they played a great set. After seeing them a few times, this was by far their tightest and best sounding set and we are looking forward to catching them again at the Hard Rock on April 5th, alongside Vessels and No Home.

Dead Lakes’ ‘Buried Til Grey’ was one of the most emotional moments of the night bringing vocalist Sumner Peterson to tears almost immediately. Surviving a moment of “music therapy” as he called it, and later a near headstock head-shot from band mate Cody Hurd, Sumner entered an all embracing crowd feeling entirely within his element. Dead Lakes is never in short supply of hype as each member is in constant motion. Looking across the stage it’s apparent that every member is dedicated to their craft as well as connecting with their fans. They, like many of the bands on this bill, have definitely left their mark on the Seattle scene and are constantly hard at work to stay relevant and bring new content to the masses.

Back for one night only, Truth Under Attack played its first show in 5 years and, sadly, their last show ever. For many fans this was the final goodbye we needed. “I feel like people gave a shit and we never did a last show. And I felt like we owed it to some people. So I took away that I was right,” said bassist Keegan Chapman. The crowd was absolutely thrilled to give them a hell of a send off and the energy was at a high with everyone singing along and not a body standing still. The band expressed a great appreciation for all the love with Chelsy Hancock saying “Thank you every single person for supporting us no matter when, You guys were awesome amazing fans, and we wouldn’t have been able to do what we did without it.”  Though everyone is moving on to different endeavors, you can support drummer David Cubine by checking out his new indie pop band, Sea Salt.

Headlining their first home show of 2019, AVOID absolutely slayed their set.  These five amazing and talented musicians were fresh off the road in support of Eyes Set to Kill, and they still brought the heat. When it comes to AVOID, the pit is never calm and this night was proof that these boys can still bring it. Benny Scholl has energy in spades and it shows. With eyes on the stage it is apparent that these five musicians work hard to keep their presence at a maximum. For every home show I have a been a part of, AVOID has never failed to keep the crowd engaged and tonight was no different. Jason Daggett holds a very in your face attitude while on stage constantly keeping the front row and everyone else engaged during ‘28 Days’. Nick Olson and Luke Ryder have such an amazing performance compatibility that it rivals even some of the larger and well known bands. Between all the jumping and stage hype, it’s a damn good thing that Paul Jaton can keep time.

This show was fantastic, organized and highly entertaining. With great music, incredible musicians, and a crowd of happy and friendly fans, I can honestly say I didn’t want the night to end. Remember to  always and forever support your local scene!

Review By: Amanda Scott



SOBRIETY: Cora Sutter [Review]

by: Amanda Scott

When it comes to harboring the pain and realizing just how messed up a relationship was, it is always best to turn to music that aides in self reflection. Not all of us, but a lot of us have been consumed by a relationship that held us back from everything we’ve ever loved. When sucked into these situations it is easy to lose self confidence and as though we’ll never feel like we’re good enough for anything in the future.

Cora Sutter’s brand new single Sobriety’ comes in strong, evoking emotions right from the start. My first thoughts listening to the single were “Bish, this is a bop!” The chill beat compliments her polished melodies, and drives home the message of letting go of a toxic relationship with a bottle. I know for some it will really hit home the same as it personally resonates with me; transporting me back to a time in my own life that had far less catchy lyrics but similar heartache.

Fans of Tonight Alive, PVRIS, and Paramore will definitely vibe with Cora’s smooth vocals and easy to enjoy sound. I think this is one hell of a way to come out of the gates, and this single has been on repeat for me for the last few days without any sign of being turned off.  Cora Sutter is certainly an artist to keep your eyes on, I know I will be eagerly awaiting to hear more from her in the future.

Be sure to follow Cora on all major platforms:

Sobriety is available on Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music and Amazon Music


I have been sitting on this article for almost a month now, but I think that the time to release it is today. In light of #NationalSuicidePreventionDay, the guys of Osatia definitely deserve this massive shout out. To be completely honest, there are a lot of people out there who say that bands have saved their lives, but what really happens when a band has your back completely? What happens when an entire fan base rises up in support of others who are in the same predicament? Osatia happens. Osatians rather.

Just this last weekend, Osatia has been making waves within the music world. Between all of their hard work, and efforts to bring you new music, this amazing group of gentleman had the opportunity to open for Andrew W.K. at the Showbox Market in Seattle. This huge step is definitely an eye-opener for the Seattle Scene, and a welcoming one at that. Not many of our friends, or family in this case, get the opportunity to play the big stage with such profound and prolific artists. The fact that Osatia had the opportunity to open for the King of Partying was simply amazing.

Like many others I was able to witness this rise. The positive and uplifting experience of the night was better than one could imagine, even though there were a few technicalities that needed to be addressed. Things someone may not notice, especially if they’re not familiar with the band playing, or not sure what they’re going to expect out of the opening act. The only issue that I can pinpoint, was that is was absolutely difficult to hear Alex, but this definitely was not his fault, and if you didn’t know the songs? It didn’t matter. Every other aspect of the night was beyond amazing and the guys deserved it. Honestly.

So what comes next? On September 21st, the guys will be releasing a special acoustic version of their newest single ‘We Care’. Leading up to this new version, you can catch a teaser by calling: 213.394.0526.

Trust me, you will not be disappointed in the slightest. That being said, knowing and having a band like Osatia means the world for many young fans. Fear of reaching out is real, but having seen this fan base grow from the near beginning only increases my faith that these guys will go far. The very meaning behind ‘We Care’ is to know you’re not alone, to know that there are people out there willing to listen, to know that we really are all in this together and that those closest to you will not see you as a burden. You’re not.

Following the announcement of ‘We Care (Acoustic)’ there has been an outpouring of support from all over the globe. Quickly bringing up the facts that those who struggle with their Mental Health are not alone. The story has quickly unfolded and more people have already started coming forward in seeking that support. With that ability to talk freely with others you hardly know is amazing and I have witnessed such strength in all of these individuals. It may still seem like there hasn’t been much forward progress in the way that we approach mental health, but it is clear that with constant positivity and open minds we are taking strides to destroying the stigma.  This is what we need in our lives, the openness and willingness to listen and be heard. It isn’t a one way street and it does take a lot of time and effort to get to a place where you feel comfortable to talk about our personal lives in such a way.

Having been a member of the Osatians community, I have seen the ever growing support. So I figured I would reach out and see what people had to say about it with the following question:

What does Osatia mean to you?

  • “To me, Osatia means family. People that I can trust and depends on.” -Rachel

  • “Osatia means family[.] I can talk to any one of the band members and they don’t judge me whatsoever, they are very chill and caring dudes. They saved my life many times. Also they are a very talented group of fellows!”  -Jayce

  • “A special friend who cares.” -Mae

  • “Osatia: Love and Support.” -Cheyenne

  • Here is what Jared Bailey had to say about the meaning of Osatia as well: “I second the family! In the blink of an eye Osatia turned into something bigger than the members, and greater than the music. People who never had an ear willing to listen now have 10. People who thought life was hopeless are finding joy, those who felt they didn’t belong are now the most integral members of this community.”

That being said, keep your eyes open and your ear to the ground.
I have heard that they’ll be releasing a wave of 2018 tour dates soon!

Follow Osatia!
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If you’re familiar with the Seattle Music Scene, you’re definitely familiar with The Home Team. Or at least have heard of them in some regard. Made up of five talented musicians, The Home Team has taken Seattle by storm, and also a majority of the West Coast as they have done a number of tours following their 2014 release titled ‘Blacksheep’. Brian, Rob, Ryan, John and Daniel do a fantastic job staying true to the DIY scene and are constantly working to bring their best to the table. 

Today marks a turning point in their journey as it has been officially announced that they have signed with Revival Recordings alongside Seattle locals: Avoid and Versus. Not only have amazing strides been made, they’ve released a new single off of their upcoming record which is set to be released sometime in 2018. Head on over to New Noise Magazine to catch the premiere of ‘Fashion Forward’ and also add it to your Spotify Playlist. 

If you love what you hear, or maybe you already know, be sure to catch The Home Team as they make their way down the West Coast alongside The Second After and Bleacher Days. For you Seattleites their next local show will be on April 14th at the Vera Project. Also make sure to follow The Home Team for news, dates and releases!

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify



As most of you are already aware Josh Wildhorn, of Designer Disguise, has undergone extensive treatment against leukemia. His treatments started the week following his diagnosis. After various rounds of chemo which grew more aggressive with time it had become clear that the treatments were not effective in eliminating the cancer. In December of 2016, Josh had began an experimental therapy in which the CAR-T cells are extracted and reprogrammed to fight cancer and by the end of the month Josh was cancer free. 

Come hang out with Designer Disguise, Osatia, I Am Infamy and Beyond the Woods on April 21st for a benefit concert to help raise money for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Enjoy some awesome tunes by even more awesome people all while donating to an amazing cause!

To read more about Josh’s Battle with Leukemia and to donate to the Fred Hutchinson Center for Cancer Research check out the GoFundMe started by Jackson Bengtsson, Designer Disguise. They’ve got some amazing reward brackets as well!






This year is really shaping out to be a fantastic year for our music scene and recording artists. With a few lineup changes and, as many of us know, Josh Wildhorn’s  battle with leukemia, Designer Disguise is no stranger to adversity. This definitely didn’t cease their progress which was visible when they released their Sophomore EP and hit the road with I Am Infamy in September on the Headbands and Heartbreaks tour.

Through missing a few dates because of van troubles, Designer Disguise did exactly what they do best. They persisted and worked through the issues. 2018 is going to be a strong one for these gents, I can feel it. Now, in February, they have dropped their second music video, this time for ‘Surface’ , the title track from their most recent EP.

Between watching the video which premiered on TATTOO.COM, and knowing this group of hardworking and dedicated gentlemen, it’s easy to see that soon they’ll be taking the Seattle Scene by storm.

Jackson Bengtsson, vocalist, is excited about the band’s ability to stick together through the hardships that they have faced. This year Josh Wildhorn will be taking the stage after a long awaited return. “…’Surface’ is about being stuck and not able to express yourself and therefore losing touch. Writing and recording the song helped me to move past some of those roadblocks and I now feel closer to my friends and self than I ever had.” Jackson had said in regards to the band’s progress.

Be sure to catch Designer Disguise live, if at all possible, as they have an amazing stage presence and solid sound. These gents have worked rigorously to get where they are now and watching them live is completely different (in a good way).


Surface by Designer Disguise is available on all major platforms. If you like what you hear, be sure to give them a follow!



Discussion: Music and Mental Health

In  this month’s poll, a lot of you had mentioned that music equals life or, it is a way to express something that cannot be said simply through words alone. Through music it is easier to convey a feeling that can be understood through a series of emotions that are unique to the receiver. Dealing with any form of mental illness alone is difficult in its own right, and it has been known for years now that music helps tremendously with coping. With the passing of both Chester Bennington and, Seattle’s own, Chris Cornell in the last year it has become ever present and prevalent that there is a worldwide crisis and not within just our music scene.

Taking a step back it is easy to assume that fame had gotten the best of these two icons, but we all know that isn’t the case. Both Bennington and Cornell had an enormous platform to address the internal adversaries they were facing, yet they were still fighting and struggling internally. Through their pain they produced some of the most profound and heart wrenching pieces of work. This doesn’t change the fact that they were merely human. It only sheds light on deeper seated issues that both artists were extremely vocal about. May they rest in peace.

In light of all the negativity surrounding depression, addiction, self-harm and suicide, there is one common language that the entire world is capable of speaking and understanding, that is music. For years musicians have used the stage as a pedestal. Encouraging those that suffer to speak out and to not be ashamed of what is going on within their own heads. Currently this theme has been on the up and up. Silent Planet’s most recent album ‘Everything Was Sound’ is about nine individuals with mental illnesses, Garrett Russell pulled inspiration from his own research including his own experiences as a therapist to produce the content. In an interview with ‘The Young Folks’ Russell mentioned, “I think music is the most human of all languages, so I feel like I’m still doing therapy in some sense.”

Over the last few years multiple artists spanning various genres have stepped forward to tackle the subject of mental health. Displaying empathy for those that suffer and reassuring their fans to not feel ashamed for having to talk to a professional about these issues. What the world needs more of is education and understanding. These illnesses are not going to go anywhere if we as a people do not understand them. Jonathan Anthony Wolfe of Vespera recently mentioned, “I think as a whole, we’re still too judgmental. That’s not to discredit anyone who has made positive strides, but I think our work has just begun.” Our communities are still learning how to break the silence and dive into deep heartfelt conversations with one another without passing judgement. That is where it starts.

Everything starts with kindness, if you or someone you know is struggling, do not hesitate to reach out, either for yourself or to ensure the safety and comfort of another. And as always the American Suicide Hotline is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. You’re  not alone.

If you would like to read more from Jonathan Wolfe here is the link to an essay that he had composed with the release of Vespera’s powerful video for “Paradise” on Alternative Press.