Category Archives: News & Views

2015 and Still Going Strong

It just hit me that we haven’t posted on the website since 2012. Man. where has the time gone? Here it is, 2015, and we are still going strong. People are still active because I just tried to request one of my favorite songs 2 hours in a row and the maximum number of requests had already been reached.

I want to say thanks to all of you who have been listening since 2009 and all you new folks who are finding us in the search engines. I did multiple searches today and we are still rated at the top of each engine.

Unfortunately our song submissions are broken so for those of you Indie Artists trying to get your music out there, we apologize.  Maybe in the near future we can get them fixed again.

Keep rocking to your favorite tunes and we will continue playing them for you.

Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Acoustic Alternative Radio.

The Power Hour Returns

The Acoustic Rock Power returns to Acoustic Alternative Radio Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM EST (GMT -5) and we will be taking song requests through the “Chat” on the new forums.

DJ Chainsaw will be spinning the tunes and taking your requests. Come on over and register in the forums today and get ready for the wild man himself.

Ravenscry Announces Japanese Release Of “One Way Out”

Ravenscry’s debut album “One Way Out” will be released in Japan through Hydrant Music on March the 14th, 2012. After the successful European and Scandinavian releases the hype continues for “One Way Out”. The album will be distributed in Japan by EMI music thanks to the new deal with Hydrant Music.

The whole band stated: “We are very excited to have our debut album “One Way Out” released by Hydrant Music in Japan. We were searching for someone who could collaborate with us in Japan and Hydrant Music proposal just came across our way. We are very happy about this agreement and we are sure that One Way Out will be heard by our Japanese fans… and of course it would be awesome to come over Japan to promote our music!”


Japanese mighty BURRN! Magazine  will introduce the release to the nipponic audience on the next issue. Stay tuned!

The Stompcrash sign with DREAMCELL 11/AURAL MUSIC GROUP

Italian New Wave band The Stompcrash have signed a deal with Dreamcell11/Aural Music Group for the release their debut album “Directions”.

The Stompcrash was born in Milan in 2002 as a darkwave project inspired by the gothic stories of writers like Lovecraft, Poe, Kafka. Tales about love and death.

The first album “Requiem Rosa” was released in 2007 for Nomadism Records as the result of researching melodies and atmospheres to give special emphasis to every story told. The aim of the band was to catch all the energies and emotions felt and put them in songs. “Requiem Rosa” contains some classic like “Dorian”, “The London Fog” and “Like a noise” and achieved great reviews from all the gothic scene all over the world.

After involvements in compilations from Greece, Russia and Germany in 2009 a new song called “The Buried Cat” was released for german magazine “Dark Spy vol. 21” and the same year the band was included in the english goth journalist Mick Mercer’s book titled “Music To Die For”.

In 2010 the band start to look for new musical directions writing new songs and began the collaboration with Alkemist Fanatix Management, in 2011 the agreement with DreamCell11 for a new album is signed.

The Stompcrash is back with a whole new sound, more fine and conscious, 12 new tracks in a new album called “Directions”, an album about love, sorrow, regret, about blood on the wheels of history, about how in life “behind each corner new directions lie in wait”.


“Glory On The Battlefield” Album Launch Show

Feb 11 – Toronto – Crimson Shadows Announce “Glory On The Battlefield” Album Launch Show

It’s an event four years in the making. Now, Blacktooth Entertainment is proud to announce that it’s finally time to get your head ready for banging and dust off those horns as Crimson Shadows get set to release their highly anticipated debut full-length album “Glory On The Battlefield” on Saturday, February 11 at The Hard Luck Bar (772A Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON).

“I’m really happy about releasing this album because so much has gone into it. The speed, technicality, and the sheer brutality are some things that I’m really proud of on this album. We feel that we’ve finally found our own sound and we can bring something unique to the heavy metal table that hasn’t been done before.” commented Crimson Shadows vocalist Jimi Maltais.

Death and power metal are not two genres that are often mixed. In fact, it’s almost unthinkable. But for Toronto, ON-based Crimson Shadows it’s all about ignoring convention and developing new sounds.

Combining the guttural screams and blast beats of death metal with epic guitar harmonies and choruses signature to power metal, Crimson Shadows recorded their mind-shattering debut at Shatterpoint Studios at the end of 2011 and are finally ready to unleash it on the masses.

Quebec’s Kalter, Toronto’s folk metallers Bolero and Burning the Day will be joining Crimson Shadows for a CD release show and party of epic proportions only suitable for a band ballsy enough to fuse death and power metal. Can you handle it?

Track Listing:

1. Glory on the Battlefield (intro)
2. Battle Hard
3. Beyond the Mountain Wasteland (Free Download)
4. For the Glory of the Throne
5. Kingdom of Ale
6. Quest for the Sword
7. Lost in a Dark Forest
8. Journeys End

“An eruption of Power and Death has caused the spawn of a new breed. Crimson Shadows have fused two of the mightiest sub genres of metal thus creating an audible journey for listeners worldwide. The death vocals teamed with incredible riffs and solos create the type of energy that is enough to keep us thirsting for more.” –

Show Details:

Facebook Event Page:

Date: Saturday, Feb 11, 2012

Venue: Hard Luck Bar, 772A Dundas Street West

Time: 7pm

Cost: $10 (All Ages)


CRIMSON SHADOWS (Free downloads/streaming)

Video – Spiritual Angel – Live at Trois Rivieres Metal Fest –

BOLERO (Free downloads/streaming)
Music Video- Pints Held High –

Music Video – Rope In Hand –