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February 24, 2018

February 24, 2018

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WHO AM I ?

Mike Brennan has been a film music critic since the early 2000s, first for Cinemusic.net (2003-2004) and then for SoundtrackNet (2004-2011). He has also been a member of the International Film Music Critics Association since 2008. Mike is also an oceanographer and deep water archaeologist (www.brennanexploration.com) and writer (www.fifthwell.com).

February 9, 2018

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED; MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS FOR ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, MICHAEL GIACCHINO, DANIEL PEMBERTON, JOHN WILLIAMS

FEBRUARY 8, 2018. The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nomi...

January 25, 2018

I had never really found Asking Alexandria very interesting. I was introduced to them at a Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Massachusetts when I went to see Avenged Sevenfold in 2014. But after the concert, I couldn’t really get into From Death to Destiny. Asid...

December 16, 2017

Evanescence was my introduction into the world of hard rock and gothic metal, somewhat humorously now, thanks to the movie Daredevil. Back in 2003, the sound the band put forth was completely unheard of, especially on the radio, and skyrocketed their debut album, Falle...

November 25, 2017

“Take my hand and look me in the eye. There’s still time left” opens the new single “Let It Burn” by Utah-based rock band Citizen Soldier. Brand new to the scene, formed only in early 2017, front-man Jake Segura wants the band to do more than make rock music, but also...

October 22, 2017

“It’s gonna shred,” Bear McCreary said in his Facebook post about the upcoming album release for his newest film score, Revolt. The electric guitar, electronic, and industrial-toned score to the alien invasion film starring Lee Pace is yet another sonic style in the co...

October 8, 2017

British composer Gareth Coker, a relative newcomer to the LA scoring world, made a stunning entrance into the public eye with his critically-acclaimed work on the video game score Ori and the Blind Forest in 2015. Known for his blend of orchestral melodies and unconven...

September 16, 2017

Orange County metalcore band Dayseeker’s third album is a raw and emotional concept album centered around an unusual theme in modern songwriting. Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising tells a semi-fictional story about a man who avenges a sexual assault on his girlf...

August 27, 2017

2004 saw the rise of a new powerhouse band in the wake of Scott Stapp’s departure from Creed. New frontman, Myles Kennedy, took lead guitarist Mark Tremonti and the new band, Alter Bridge, in a different direction with his soaring vocals and his own song writing and gu...

July 23, 2017

Hans Zimmer’s early career pushed the envelop of the use of synthesizers and electronic tones in film music, most prominently in his groundbreaking score for Crimson Tide, for which he won a Grammy. His more recent collaborations with director Christopher Nolan, first...

July 22, 2017

Formed in 2008 in Cody, Wyoming, Righteous Vendetta is a Christian metalcore band that is finally being heard. Their last few albums were released independently and are unfortunately not easy to acquire. But in 2017, they came out swinging on Century Media Records with...

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