A dedicated music platform created by and for music fans, By the Barricade are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing. Delivering music news, reviews, interviews, and photos straight from the barricade, the platform has become a unique space where bands, artists and music lovers can connect and make their mark.
Founded by the talented Eric Walden, By the Barricade is dedicated to covering the best, but underrepresented punk, rock, metal, and hardcore bands, shining a spotlight on the most visceral and explosive sounds from around the world. Recently, the website has covered a brilliant range of bands, delivering honest and engaging reviews of bands like No Long Idle and Common War, while also writing some hard-hitting editorials covering all the big questions about the music industry.
Eric credits his creative background for consistently creating out-of-the-box strategies that help artists and brands achieve impactful results. A lifelong interest in music led him to creating By the Barricade, with his drive and determination helping build it a powerful platform for new artists. Along with news, reviews, and interviews, the website also includes e-learning content from industry experts and leaders in the music realm.
Alongside By the Barricade, Eric is also the founder of Awfully Good Records, an independent label formed in 2016 with one goal; to make the world better through music. In their own words, the label looks to create distinguished and game-changing opportunities for up-and-coming hard rock, metal, and punk bands who are just starting their career. Currently, the label has an impressive roster of The Sextape Scandal, Filmspeed, and Firing All Cylinders, and together, they’re delivering some of the best independent anthems this side of Orange County.
A passionate music lover, Eric Walkden has spent the last decade working as an accomplished marketing executive across multiple industries, including music, entertainment, and enterprise. He has helped countless brands scale their digital and social media presence through his work, with both By the Barricade and Awfully Good Records standing as testaments to his drive and talent.
You can show your support for By the Barricade and Eric’s creative vision by checking out their articles and spreading the word through friends and social media today. If you would like to get more involved, make sure you contact Eric directly by email here.
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