Bands Worth Watching


John Lancaster

Featuring former members of Century Media act Chum, this band is no frills, all balls hard rock. I’ll stack this band’s talent and songwriting ability up against anyone, and leader Lancaster has the voice of a fallen angel.

Karma to Burn

One of the first West Virginian metal acts to get signed. They are an instrumental three-piece that’s loud as hell! Dirty, smelly WV rock ‘n’ roll. Plus they’re huge in Europe!


This group has morphed from a rap-rock act 13 years ago to a hard-driving, motherfucking hitmaker. One of the only bands I’ve seen that can look like Mötley Crüe and pull off harmonies like the Jackson 5.

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