Design This book Cover and Win!


Orange Avenue Publishing/Zest Books is sponsoring a cover design contest for the upcoming book, 47 Things Teens Can Do For The Environment.
Teens ages 13-19 are invited to submit a cover.   The deadline is January 31st!
The winner will be credited in the book as the cover designer and will also receive a new Flip Video Camcorder (to record all the excitement!).
For more info, check it out here.

Consequence-The Crash Motive Review


The Crash Motive-Consequence: CD Review
By Tommy Monger

Maybe you’ve heard of these guys before? If not, you might know them formally as Omnisoul. But with there new CD Consequence, they’ll just be going by The Crash Motive. Flat out, this is a really good pop rock CD.

Probably the best thing on it though would have to be lead singer’s Derek Fuhrman’s voice which is almost like the lead singer of Fall Out Boy’s lead singer Patrick Stump. Saying that, you should get the picture.

Another big thing about this CD is that the song “Not Giving Up” was chosen to be featured in the video game Madden. Madden has helped many careers such as Avenged Sevenfold and Yellowcard with many others make it to where they are today and I’m sure The Crash Motives day is on its way. This CD is for all you Fall Out Boy and other pop rock band lovers out there looking for more bands to listen to.

The one bad thing about this CD though, is that the second half doesn’t really live up to the first half. Regardless, this is a CD you should pick up if you enjoy this type of music

Scary Kids Scaring Kids Self Titled a Review


Scary Kids Scaring Kids: CD Review
By Tommy Monger

This time, Scary Kids Scaring Kids have taken their music to a whole new level. It seems as if everyone is agreeing their new self-entitled CD blew every thing else away that they’ve done, and I couldn’t agree more. The variety, the production, the feeling, and the edge were all there in every song and it seems as if one right after the other toped the last one.

From the short intense intro to the short “intermission” towards the end, every thing was set up and done perfectly. Some people will say that there’s not enough screaming or that they’ve gone softer and that’s really their opinion. Some people like screaming more then others, but if you’re the kind of person who enjoys it and doesn’t care if it’s in every single song, then you should have no problem with this CD.

Personally, I think they sat down and figured out where and where it didn’t belong to reach out to more people. A lot of these songs reach out to a very large fan base, which I’m sure Immortal Records is loving even more from SKSK. Plain and simple, this CD is for those Alternative/Rock fans out there that enjoy their music, you’ll most likely enjoy this CD in its entirety.