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The Return of Andrew Belle

Words: Ryan Getz Everyone has those paradigm shifting albums that define a season. For me, one of those albums was Andrew Belle's Black Bear. Recently I had the chance to speak with him by phone and I think Tuned Up will be able to give you some insight into the current state of the songwriter. Andrew told me in a recent ...

INTERVIEW: ARTISTRY

Photo: Reed Costello / Words: Ray Cobra Over the past decade or so, I have lived the life of a nomad so to speak. In that time I have lived in five states, one of them twice, Ohio. What on earth would invoke someone to move that many times? Simple, work of course. The only one that was not for work was my first time here ...

Audiofeed previews: 2016 index

For your convenience - links to every Audiofeed preview Tuned Up published in one location for 2016! We loved getting to do these interviews. Thank you to all the bands for your help. Anti-World System Chris Bernstorf The Covenant Death Therapy Debtor Desiring Dead Flesh Ecclesiast Grave ...

Audiofeed 2016 preview: Death Therapy

Remember the band Becoming the Archetype? I'm slightly ashamed to say I forgot about that band until just now. Well, BTA bassist Jason Wisdom has a heavy but groovy solo project that ought to win lots of BTA fans over and more. The bass guitar driven act mixes elements of metal, goth, and new wave in one foreboding ...

Audiofeed 2016 preview: Until We Have Faces

As I read some of the comments on the Facebook page of Until We Have Faces (undoubtedly inspired by the C.S. Lewis novel) I couldn't help but develop a liking for them before I even heard the music. They respond to haters by trolling them right back, albeit in a tongue-in-cheek, lighthearted way. I think you'll find that ...

Audiofeed 2016 preview: Ecclesiast

Photo credit: Eichelberger Photography 2016 When doing my due diligence on Ecclesiast, I saw that a friend who typically follows bands on the poppier side of things follows the band's facebook page. Right away this tells me that this metal group is probably a bit more accessible than average - so I'll listen for this in ...

Audiofeed 2016 preview: Anti-World System

One of the best things about Audiofeed Music Festival and its relative Cornerstone Festival is the tendency to find faith based bands in genres that you never would have guessed such an influence to exist. One of these bands is Anti-World System. Downbeat punk?! Inspired by Scripture? Anti-World System is certainly the ...