This month, Bayside dropped their latest album, Interrobang. The pop punk group from Queens, New York are at their best on the album, named after the oft-overlooked punctuation mark in between a question mark and an exclamation point. The interrobang is a good symbol for the direction that Bayside has taken on their new album — somewhere between bewilderment and excitement. Lead singer Anthony Raneri commented on the surprising new sound that they wanted to achieve on Interrobang:

People who maybe aren’t as familiar with our band might think every record sounds the same. I’m always going to be singing, and I sing the way I sing, and Jack plays the way he plays, so we were like, ‘how can we really shake it up?’ [Heavy] stuff is fun to play. We consider ourselves musicians, we think we’re pretty good… and we said, ‘Let’s really show that off.’

Anthony Raneri, Substream Magazine

Naturally, Bayside is capitalizing on the hype around their new album by hitting the road and delivering it live in concert. Their shows are already selling out, so if you want to catch them in person, your best bet would be heading to their official website for tour dates near you.

The Bayside crew uses Ernie Ball Burly Slinkys on electric, Earthwood Medium Light Phosphor Bronze on acoustic, and Power Slinkys on bass.

Get heavy with Bayside‘s new album, Interrobang, down below.

The Devil Wears Prada


Named after the famed story, The Devil Wears Prada is a crop of metalcore rockers from Dayton, Ohio. The band formed in 2005 and now have seven releases under their belt. Their seventh was released just a few weeks ago, and it is called The Act. The singles off of the album generated a lot of buzz in the community, as they have slated this moment in their career as a “make-or-break moment” for the band.

We wanted to do something that actually tests the boundaries. You don’t see that in rock, and there’s so little invention in rock these days. With Roots Above, to look at it from that perspective, was us moving from screamo to metalcore. That was the objective of that record, according to my memory at least. That’s not so much what The Act is.

Mike Hranica, AltPress

By all accounts, The Act is a make. We’re glad that The Devil Wears Prada decided to push the boundaries with their new album, because we are getting new cuts from them that define a new era in their sound. If you want to see what’s happening on the cutting edge of metalcore, check out The Devil Wears Prada website for tour dates.

The Devil Wears Prada innovates using Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkys on bass and a custom set of .13-.62 gauge strings using Ernie Ball singles.

Check out the latest of The Devil Wears PradaThe Act, down below.

The World Is A Beautiful Place


Good morning, Ernie Ball fans! Today, we woke up to a new compilation album from The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die. October 25th, 2019 marks the release of Assorted Works, an absolutely massive album spanning 20 tracks and lasts nearly an hour and a half. As indicated by its title, the album jumps from genre to genre, showing off the massive range that The World Is A Beautiful Place have undoubtedly nailed over the years.

The World Is A Beautiful Place has always been a collective. We have gained and lost, grown and shed over the first 10 years. Here we are now, with probably the strongest core we have had yet. We want to collect these songs you may have missed and give the chance to see us at the steps we’ve taken between albums… While we take our time making the next full length, have a listen to pieces of our past.

Assorted Acts Official Bio

Now is a very unique time to be a The World Is A Beautiful Place fan. Not only do you have access to a massive double LP of their rarities, but the promises of a new full-length album inspire hope — and now, eager waiting. If you can’t contain your excitement, go check out the band live by looking at their official website for tour dates.

The World Is A Beautiful Place build a landscape of sound with Ernie Ball Power Slinkys and Beefy Slinkys on guitar with 5-String Power Slinkys on bass to match.

Check out all of the cuts you’ve missed over the years with The World Is A Beautiful Place‘s Assorted Works below.

Luis Kalil


The success story of 19-year-old guitarist Luis Kalil is almost as incredible as his playing. Born in Bage, Brazil and eventually moving to LA as a teenager to study his craft, he is now on the rise as a prodigy. His still-blossoming career has him already adorned with awards and medals from all over.

Luis has also been the first Brazilian guitarist to play at EMGtv studios, where he joined the ranks of guitar greats like Zakk Wylde, Jeff Loomis, Tony MacAlpine and more. His performances in 2015 included a show at NAMM for ASP Guitars and various guitar clinics around Brazil and the U.S. In 2016, Luis released his second album, Sunset Daredevil, featuring his first single, “If,” which was premiered on Revolver Magazine.

MI College of Contemporary Music on Luis Kalil

His latest release, “Breathless,” has him rocking out alongside long-time Ernie Baller Charlie Parra. Check out his intense riffage alongside legends in the music video for the track above. If you can’t get enough of his skillful shredding, check out his official website for tour dates near you.

Luis Kalil keeps it classic with Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys and 7-String Regular Slinkys.

Start rockin’ with Luis Kalil‘s top tracks below.

Young Culture


Though Young Culture got their start in 2016, they have blown up onto the pop-punk scene. Though their discography consistently delivers power-chord strumming bangers, a deep dive into their releases may reveal a mixtape released under the pseudonym “YC.” That album gives away their knack for hip-hop and their musical range. But, with new influences and creativity flowing, the band is back to their regularly scheduled programming with (This Is) Heaven.

This is definitely a new vibe and a new era of Young Culture that I think is mind-blowing. We’re going from a two-piece to a four-piece, we’re now on a label, we have new songs, shows and music. We have a whole new attitude and I think it’s going to go out of this world. We’re really excited for what’s going to happen and it’s only going to get better from here.

Gabe Pietrafesa, Equal Visions

If you want to hop into the work of Young Culture, (This Is) Heaven might be a good place to start. With new wind in their sails, this album certainly delivers on that craving for something new in the pop-punk realm. If you want to catch them live, check out their website for tour dates.

Young Culture uses Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottoms.

Check out the best of Young Culture down below.

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