As music lovers, we await those rare projects that combine familiar and new elements in unique, indescribable ways. Comprised of singer/guitarist Ryan Hunter (Envy on the Coast), bassist Michael Sadis (The Rivalry), and drummer Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan), NK is one of those projects.
The Dillinger Escape Plan is angry. This is no surprise. However, in the video for “When I Lost My Bet,” off upcoming album One of Us Is the Killer, the metalcore vets’ rage has literally transformed them into the walls of a house, with scenes therein that put the entire Hellraiser series to shame in terms of gooey, exsanguinated depravity.
Spread out across venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn, this year’s CMJ Music Marathon provided a glimpse at some of the year’s best emerging artists in addition to a healthy lineup of veteran performers. With five days of showcases and concerts to attend, the festival offered something for everyone, with bands representing a variety of genres.