Month: October 2017

Cover Song: Nine Inch Nails (John Carpenter) Halloween Theme


It’s Halloween and what better time to share this cover with you all. Check out Nine Inch Nails cover of John Carpenter’s famous theme from Halloween.

Nine Inch Nails- Halloween Theme:


Album Review: 10 Years- (how to live) As Ghosts


Since 2005 I’ve been a fan of the band 10 Years. Their major label debut, The Autumn Effect, was quite an album and set a standard for the band. Over the years through various incarnations of the band, albums and producers, 10 Years consistently put out albums, some of which were rather good (Division and Minus The Machine) and some albums that seemed to fall short of what they could have been (Feeding The Wolves and From Birth To Burial). Now on their eighth album, 10 Years have found the spark again and have delivered an album just as impactful as The Autumn Effect. (how to live) As Ghosts is a tremendous melodic rock album and the album the band needed to make. Working with famed producer Nick¬†Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Deftones, Foo Fighters), got the band back on track and the songs really shine because of it as does the entire sound of the album.

One of the things that has always stood out to me about 10 Years is singer/lyricist Jesse Hasek. He has a way with melodies and a knack for writing lyrics that are not just thought provoking but also tug at your heart strings. You can hear that in songs like “The Messenger,” “Burnout,” “Ghosts,” “Phantoms (which is my favorite song on the album as of this writing),” “Vampires,” “Halos,” and the closer “Insomnia.” Something else that stands out about this album is the return of guitarist Matt Wantland who left the band after the album Division. With Wantland and guitarist (and former drummer) Brian Vodinh, they have written heavy yet catchy riffs that stand out among all their albums. Also included as a bonus track is a cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box.” This mid tempo cover is delicate and beautiful. It’s almost haunting in the way it was arranged. It’s definitely a cover worth checking out!

10 Years aren’t the type of band that is reinventing the wheel. Instead they do rock music the justice it deserves and add the right amount of melody and aggression to be impactful. (How to live) As Ghosts is the perfect return to form for 10 Years and gives hope for the future of the band.

Overall Rating: B+

10 Years- (how to live) As Ghosts:



Audioeclectica Radio Episode 1


I’ve been working on revamping the Audioeclectica Podcast for a while now. I didn’t want to make the same type of podcast/show that I’ve been hearing so, I went another route. Don’t think of this as a podcast but rather a radio show. Instead of me talking all the time, I’m going to play you all some great music and tell you interesting tidbits about the band, album, song, etc.

This is will also be completely interactive. I will be taking requests about what bands/songs you want to hear as well as topics you’d like for me to discuss and give my take on. I will be having guest on and they will be picking some of their favorite songs to play.

This is all an experiment but totally fun for me. I hope you all enjoy the show and find some great bands, songs, and cool info from listening.

Without further delay… Here is episode 1.


Audioeclectica Radio- Episode 1:



Soundtrack Only Songs: Jerry Cantrell- A Job To Do from John Wick Chapter 2


John Wick 1 and 2 are quite possibly the best action films to come out in the last 10 years. There is absolutely nothing wrong with either of the films. Keanu Reeves was made for this role as he was in Point Break, The Matrix and Bill and Ted. Besides Keanu’s awesomeness in the films, the soundtracks are stellar. There is one song in particular from John Wick Chapter 2 that should be on your radar. Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains wrote a song called “A Job To Do” and it’s badass!

Check it out!

Jerry Cantrell- A Job To Do:




Cover Song: Kolm- Stranger Things Theme


The Netflix original series Stranger Things returns Friday, October 27 and the hype is building for it to be a monster! One of the coolest things about the show is the music, especially the theme song. Recently one of the Los Angeles’s best independent bands Kolm, did a version of the theme song and it rips! Check it out Kolm and their rad cover!


Kolm- Stranger Things Theme:



Top Ten Bands A to Z: T


The A to Z  list continues to find the top ten bands/artists in the alphabet. T is upon us and needs help to complete the list.

As usual your suggestions are wanted in completing this list.

These are in no particular order as well.


01) Type O Negative
02) Thrice
03) T Rex
04) Tool
05) Thin Lizzy
06) Traveling Wilburys
07) Temple Of The Dog




Band Of The Week: Darkroads


Los Angeles is flush with great bands. It always has been but these days, it takes a little bit of searching to find the gems. Recently I came across a band that really peaked my interest. They are called Darkroads. The best way to describe them is a post punk band with Bowie tendencies and a bit of 90’s alternative rock. Darkroads are the type of band that I’ve found myself gravitating to over the years. The way they hit on the darkness of life yet create these bright spots with the music is quite beautiful. The clean guitar tones provide that light while the drums, bass and vocals usher in the dark. Their first EP/demo RockDie from 2013 is quite the listen and judging by the songs new songs up on their soundcloud page, Darkroads are traveling down the right roads to new music.


Darkroads- Memento:


Darkroads- Wish:


Darkroads- RockDie EP: