I'm a freelance journalist and interviewer in the music industry.

Hello, I'm Iceis. I'm from Virginia. I'm a freelance writer in the music/entertainment industry. My main focus is providing a more intimate connection with all of your favorite artists and bands, and highlighting all of the cool new music coming out in the Indie/underground scene. I don't really have a favorite music genre. Although, I listen mostly to pop, rock, metal, and all the different subgenres within those genres.

“The first step to controlling your world is to control your culture....To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.”

-Chuck Palahniuk

Recent Articles

Behind the Noise: Interview With Orlando's Lively "Emo Trash" Rock Band FELICITY

Drew: We've always had this never-say-die attitude. Failure was never an option. There was never a point where we ever questioned whether we were going to keep going. Even through the darkest times, which I don't even know what [to consider] the darkest [times to be]. I can speak for myself; it always feels like we're just getting started. It always feels like we're a brand-new band. It doesn't feel like it's been a ten-year journey. It feels like the last song we put out is just the beginning o

Behind the Noise: Interview With Southtowne Lanes

Matt: So, it's me, Tyler, Helena, and Matt. Tyler, the other guitar player in the band, [and I] have known each other since kindergarten. since we were little kids. [We grew] up together. So, we've always had a relationship. And then we all met in high school, essentially. After [we had] graduated high school, we all loved playing emo music. So, it started the way it does a lot of the time. We would all go to the same parties, and we [would] be at the same friends’ houses hanging out, and we wer

Behind the Noise: Interview With Philadelphia's Richly Dynamic Rock Artist Comprador

Charlie: When I was really little, I liked Fantasia a lot. Like the old Disney animated movie, especially the sequence with the dinosaurs, which [features] Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Early on, orchestral stuff like that made an impression on me. It's kind of embarrassing because I think he's [a] xenophobic shithead, but the first rock song I remember making a big impression on me was ‘Layla.’ the Eric Clapton song. I only liked the first half when I was a little kid because it sounds pissed of

Behind the Noise: Interview With Nashville's Raw, Upcoming Pop-Punk Artist Cameron Alexander

Cameron: I originally got into it [doing it the collaborative] way. [As] I told you, I did that band when I was twelve. And since then, I've just been in and out of bands for a long time. I just never really found a group of people that wanted to do the type of music I wanted to do. I never found anyone [who] was into pop-punk and wanted to do that kind of thing. And even beyond that, [I never found] people I really clicked with. I knew all the instruments myself anyway, and I was starting to us

Reality Suite's Glamorously Dazzling Single 'Legendary'

On March 22nd, 2024, North Haledon, New Jersey's commandingly vibrant rock band Reality Suite illuminated the scene with their latest single, 'Legendary.' The band has set the New Jersey scene alight over the years with their catchy choruses, grooving instrumentals, and distinctly dominant vocals. With the opening track from their 2019 album, Awaken (Deluxe), 'Kiss the Ring' gathering a swift collection of 160,350 Spotify listens since its release, it's abundantly clear this is just the beginnin

Essie Randles on expanding their sense of humanity to encompass their characters – Phosphor Magazine

Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. Was there a defining moment when you realized that this is what you wanted to do? I’ve always loved performing, and I’ve wanted to be an actor since I was a kid, but there are two moments that I can pinpoint. The first was when I was five years old, and I did a performing arts night at my school. I remember my mom saying [afterward] that it was the happiest she’d ever seen me in my life, and that made me want to keep chasing that feeling. I had a ti

Interview: Carson Pace From The Callous Daoboys

After receiving high praise for their full-length album, Celebrity Therapist, in 2022, The Callous Daoboys followed it up with their latest EP, God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys.

Full of fun-loving yet still heavy experimentation, The Callous Daoboys continued to break the mold with the EP. Pushing the envelope (pun intended) with a more whimsically experimental sound and more straightforward lyrical messages, God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys traverses through each track, leaving you with

Anastasia Elliot’s Powerful, Poignantly Ethereal Debut Album ‘La Petite Mort’

Nashville, Tennessee-based rock artist Anastasia Elliot released her debut album ‘La Petite Mort’ on August 25th, 2023. She announced the long-awaited release date of her debut album on August 18th, 2023, on her social media platforms. Anastasia released the first single on the album, “Cigarettes & Gasoline,” a few years prior on October 18th, 2023. The single gained 32,108 plays on Spotify, and the music video has collected a staggering 663,360 views on YouTube. The last single she released in

Behind the Noise: Interview With the Pop-rock Band Broadside

Broadside is a pop-rock band originating from Richmond, Virginia. They seamlessly traverse through serious and deep topics in the format of highly energetic, catchy upbeat songs. The band released their single, 'Bang,' on August 9th, 2023 in collaboration with fellow vocalist Joshua Roberts from Magnolia Park. We had the pleasure to talk to them about their evolution as a band, their latest singles, their creative process, and much more.

Iceis: I thought we would start off with a little bit of

All Hype Breathes Life Into the Pop-Punk Genre With Their Nostalgic Single 'Momentum'

All Hype is a pop-punk band based in Portland, Oregon. The band released their latest single "Momentum" on July 7th, 2023. After relocating the band from Honolulu, Hawaii to Portland, Oregon in 2018, they would soon expose the world to their alternative pop-punk sound with their first single "Sit & Spent" on May 31st, 2023. Shortly following their first single, they would release their first EP Misadventures on June 7th, 2019. They announced the release of their latest single "Momentum" on June

davvn's Latest Infectious Single 'anybody else?'

Nashville-based pop-rock duo davvn released their latest single "anybody else?" on June 23rd, 2023. The duo announced the release of their latest single "anybody else?" on their Instagram on June 12, 2023. davvn has been making a splash in their career within the pop–punk scene. So far, the band has accumulated 60,394 monthly listeners on Spotify, 13.8 thousand Instagram followers, and a whopping 54.7 thousand TikTok followers. In addition to that, davvn has been racking up their list of accolad

Román Zaragoza on being a second-generation actor and his connection to the paranormal – Phosphor Magazine

Known for portraying the character Sasappis on CBS’s sitcom Ghosts, actor Román Zaragoza talks about his feeling of connection to spirits and the paranormal from an early age, how the role of Sasappis came to him at a difficult time at the height of the pandemic, and how he and his siblings followed his father’s footsteps by pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. Román Zaragoza is a second-generation actor who grew up in New York being inspired by the entertainment industry from a young age. While he enjoys staying active outside of his acting career, he also has recently started pursuing creative outlets outside of acting.

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I provide a variety of coverage for people in the media. Anything from written music and album reviews, to written and video interviews, as well as playlisting. You can get in contact with me for the following services through my "Contact" page, or following the email link, and I will get back to you in 1-3 business days.

About Me

My name is Iceis Augustino. I'm a freelance journalist, currently based in Northern Virginia. Currently, I'm writing and expanding my work in the music and entertainment industry. I started taking interest in the music and entertainment industry in 2016-2017. When I was around the age of 14 or 15, and I started taking an interest in journalism in 2019, during the tail-end of my senior year of high school. I started embarking on my journalism journey temporarily in mid 2021, and in early 2023 I started volunteering at my first publication as a writer.