February 2018


Swedish stoner/heavy rock band MaidaVale have released a video for their song "Oh Hysteria" The song is from the band's new album "Madness Is Too Pure", which will be released in March 2018 via The Sign Records.

The band commented "This song came to life during a creative jam session while writing for the album. Once we had found the groove and the hook it all fell into place very naturally. We were happy to work with Flickhemmet on this video; they managed to really capture the essence of the song.”

Check out the video here: http://www.moshville.co.uk/video/2018/02/video-premiere-maidavale-oh-hysteria/.


This June/July, The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel will embark on a co-headlining U.S. tour, featuring Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, and Shadow Of Intent as support. The Black Dahlia Murder will be performing their new album, "Nightbringers", front to back and more on this trek, while Whitechapel will be playing their classic "This Is Exile" in its entirety, to celebrate the record's 10-year anniversary - making this one show not to be missed!

The Black Dahlia Murder comments: "We've known Whitechapel since their humble beginnings and seen them rise to be the important force in heavy music that they are now. It's exciting to team up with them for this co-headlining tour that's sure to decimate venues everywhere this summer! See ya soon!"

Whitechapel adds: "We are excited to be doing a co-headliner with our friends and label mates The Black Dahlia Murder. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of 'This Is Exile', we will be playing it as a whole, and Black Dahlia will be playing their new record as a whole as well. It should be a great night of metal, including the opening acts as well."

Check it out the dates below!

TOUR DATES:

June 8 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
June 9 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
June 10 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews Hall
June 12 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
June 13 - Rochester, NY - Funk N Waffles
June 14 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
June 15 - New York, NY - Stage 48
June 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
June 17 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
June 19 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa Theatre
June 20 - Jacksonville, NC - Tarheel
June 22 - St Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
June 23 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
June 24 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
June 26 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
June 27 - New Orleans, LA - Southport Music Hall
June 28 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
June 29 - San Antonio, TX - Vibes Event Center
June 30 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
July 2 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
July 3 - Phoenix, AZ - The Pressroom
July 5 - Fresno, CA - Strummer's
July 6 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
July 7 - Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre
July 8 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
July 10 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
July 11 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman
July 12 - Sioux Falls, SD - Icon Lounge
July 13 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
July 14 - Oshkosh, WI - Rock USA *
*=The Black Dahlia Murder only


WILL HAVEN have dropped a new song called, "Winds of Change" - a track that showcases a more familiar side of the band without sacrificing their new stylistic direction. The four-piece wastes no time in conjuring a sonic maelstrom on "Winds of Change", starting out in a frenzied fit of chaos and slowly cascading into a thumpy, droning, atmospheric down-spiral.

Guitarist Jeff Irwin says about "Winds of Change": "This is probably my favorite song on the record. It was written somewhat early on and went through a lot of changes before we were ultimately happy with it. I envisioned something chaotic - that stress you might feel when you are about to die, and then I wanted the ending to be epic like you were floating away. So, capturing that emotion took some time but I think we did it. It was a lot of fun to make... this was a breakthrough song for us, as far as what we can possibly do with our music."

Listen now via Metal Injection: http://www.metalinjection.net/av/new-music/will-havens-new-song-winds-of-change-is-a-chaotic-downward-spiral.


Swedish metal heroes SPARZANZA have released a new single titled "Whatever Come May Be", off their new album "Announcing The End" out now. The band says, ""Whatever Come May Be" is one of the heaviest songs taken from the new album. The Morricone reference with the whistling in the beginning of the song is hard to miss. And when we had fans visit the studio during the recording, one of them (Sophie Aittola) got to do some back-up vocals on the chorus, giving the song a different touch. Sounds like nothing we have ever done before. " Check it HERE.


American Power Trio PRONG has announced the continuation of their ZERO DAYS TOUR with a series of West Coast dates alongside POWERFLO. Check out the dates below.

TOUR DATES:

03/29 @ Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
03/30 @ Slidebar - Fullerton, CA
03/31 @ Slims - San Francisco, CA
04/02 @ The Ritz - San Jose, CA
04/03 @ Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
04/04 @ Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
04/07 @ Backstage Bar - Las Vegas, NV
04/08 @ Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA


UK groove death metallers BLOODSHOT DAWN announce their first cross Canada tour this coming April in support of their third full length album "Reanimation" unleashed this past January via Hostile Media. The tour will kick off in Quebec City on April 17th and wrap up in Calgary on May 1st. Supporting the band across the country will be Cambridge, ON's AEPOCH.

Canada is also guitarist Morgan Reid's home country and it's a special return home for him. The Canadian shredder joined the band's line up after previous guitarist Ben Ellis went on to perform with Scar Symmetry. Reid is now part of BLOODSHOT DAWN's fresh assault that includes sticksman James Stewart of Vader fame on drums, new bass player Giacomo Gastaldi along with vocalist and guitarist Josh McMorran.

"We are hitting Canada this April and we are excited to perform in North America for the first time. We're looking forward to headbanging with all our Canadian fans and visiting the beautiful country our guitarist Morgan grew up in." says band leader Josh McMorran.

TOUR DATES:

April 17 - Quebec City, QC - Le Scanner
April 18 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar
April 19 - Ottawa, ON - Cafe Dekcuf
April 20 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck - info
April 21 - Kitchener, ON - Schwaben Club - info
April 22 - Guelph, ON - Silence - info
April 24 - Winnipeg, MB - The Doghouse
April 25 - Regina, SK - Cloud 9 Live - info
April 26 - Saskatoon, SK - Black Cat Tavern (formerly Vangelis) - info
April 27 - Edmonton, AB - Brixx - info
April 28 - Vancouver, BC - Astoria - info
April 29 - Kelowna, BC - Muninn's Post - info
April 30 - TBA
May 1 - Calgary, AB - Distortion- info


Virginia Beach, VA's ARSIS, a standout in the technical, melodic death metal genre, has signed a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records, excluding North, South and Central America, in which the band will be released by Nuclear Blast Records. ARSIS has entered Audio Hammer Studio in Florida in late 2017 with producer Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, Devildriver, Cannibal Corpse) to begin work on their 6th studio album, follow-up to "Unwelcome" (2013).

ARSIS co-founder James Malone (central figure in the picture) commented: “We are really excited to have found a label partner outside of the Americas. Agonia works with some great bands and we are pleased to be working with them moving forward. We look forward to reaching some new ground with a new record in 2018. Stay tuned for details".


Entheos, comprised of masterful musicians who cut their teeth in bands like Animals as Leaders, The Faceless, Scale the Summit, and Animosity, have premiere the video for "Pulse of a New Era" via Revolver.

Of the clip, singer Chaney Crabb said, "Our aim for the video was to create a glitchy, futuristic atmosphere with bright colors that contrast a stark background. This scenery mirrors the psychedelic nature of the song, and creates an ambiguously entrancing visual to support one of the more driving songs on Dark Future."

Check out the video HERE.


Dark-pop artist and renowned drummer Lena Zawaideh – now known under her stage name NightPulse –  is thrilled to unveil her new music video for "The Rush" exclusively on Nasty Gal / Nasty Galaxy. "The Rush" had a primarily female crew on set and was directed by Lindsey Byrnes (Troye Sivan, Tegan and Sara, Laura Jane Grace, PVRIS, Paramore, and more). Nasty Gal dubbed Zawaideh as a "dark-electro-phenom’ who has risen from the disbandment of her previous band Bad Things into a singer, songwriter, and self-taught producer - all while embracing her sexuality and identity through her music. The single was originally released at the top of the year, receiving praise for the ‘electro pop-gem." by BlackBook.

When asked about the video, Zawaideh said: "I enlisted the help of Lindsey Byrnes again to bring the track to life. In addition to myself, the video features a mannequin which represents an extension of oneself - emotionally empty and detached from reality. It can be a numb, dead part of yourself that strives to feel a 'rush' again." Though the track has an upbeat Friday night out vibe, Lena expressed that the song is about "chasing elusive highs." She added: "They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. "The Rush" takes us through the journey to insanity — from the highs to the lows and back again."

To stream/purchase "The Rush" please visit: http://smarturl.it/NP_TheRush. To watch "The Rush", please visit Nasty Gal / Nasty Galaxy, here: https://blog.nastygal.com/music/2018/02/exclusive-nightpulse-feels-rush.


Norwegian band, The Naveblues, pride themselves on eccentric sounds and the marriage of a myriad of musical genres. They have crafted a sound that demands to be heard, lulling into a rootsy blues style before rocketing to an electrifying indie rock anthem. Their ample use of the harmonica, often used where lyrics and melodies typically exist, is another defining differentiated when it comes to their sound.

Their newest single, "Possess You" incorporates the energy of alternative rock and the soul of the smoothest blues track. True to form, the star of the show is the earthy, reverberation of the harmonica running rampant throughout. It’s an equal mix of ferocious rock style and a simmer blues sensibility that turns explosive when you least expect it. The Naveblues are carving out a space for themselves where one didn’t exist before, combining a multitude of genres that bend and build cohesively as one sound. They understand the intricacies of hard rock just as effortlessly as they do the earthy, unadulterated soul of classic blues— and single "Possess You" brings it all together.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c36gUUyVrLs.


Post hardcore quartet Eyes On Satellites has released a new single "She Bends Her Arms To Look Like Wings". Along with the new single comes the group's announcement of their upcoming EP titled, "The Illuminator", which is set to release April 6th 2018. Mixed and mastered by Matt McLellan (Underoath, Being As An Ocean) at Glow in the Dark Studios, helped highlight the band's influences of melodic guitars, driving drums and ambient sounds to give the six track EP, exactly what the band represents.

""The Illuminator" represents Eyes On Satellites as a whole. It's the culmination of endless writing and hard work to achieve the growth and change as a band that we strived for. Going into writing these songs we wanted to both sonically and musically challenge and push ourselves out of our comfort zones," explains bassist, Daniel Matthew. "The end result is six songs telling an intertwined story of love, loss, and having the comfort and courage to be yourself and stand up for what you truly believe in."

Pre-order "The Illuminator" over HERE and listen to the new single "She Bends Her Arms To Look Like Wings" HERE.


Alt-rock psych mavericks Turbowolf have released their new single "Cheap Magic", which premiered on Clash who say the track is a "dirty, deranged piece of work that explodes with a sense of purpose." It’s the latest track to be taken from their upcoming album, "The Free Life", out March 9th 2018 on So Recordings.

Frontman Chris Georgiadis says, "Our latest song release from our new album "The Free Life", springs out of the hat in the form of "Cheap Magic". A song conjured up specially for our times; whether they be good, bad or most likely, entirely made up. Plus as a bonus, we're incredibly happy to have our friend Sebastien Grainger from Death From Above do some singing on it too. You're welcome."

Premiering on Radio 1’s Rock Show "Cheap Magic" opens with an unrelenting guitar riff, drenched in near speaker-breaking levels of distortion, propelling the track into stratospheric aural majesty amid reverb-laden vocal whispers. It then explodes into its blistering verse and anthemic chorus, with vocoder saturated lyrics casting the spell of "Cheap Magic" over the track.

The video sees both the band and Sebastian performing in a psychedelic lo-fi nightmare which lures the viewer into a deep trip of breakneck sonic extravagance which comes in at just under three minutes.

A recurring theme in the band’s music, the track highlights their interest in magic, including the mystical practice of numerology, ancient civilisations and the theories of Graham Hancock, which are regularly referenced lyrically in addition to pearls of ancient esoteric philosophy.

"We, like you, enjoy a plethora of thoughts and ideas and heartily drink them into our bellies where they congeal and effect our outpourings. These ingredients can come from the most visible sources or from the most invisible. Some of the most invisible ones taste the best, so sometimes we binge on them and get fat." explains Chris.

"Cheap Magic" is the third single to be taken from the band’s upcoming album, "The Free Life", check it right HERE.


Vancouver-based groove thrashers REVENGER will embark on "The New Mythology Tour 2018" in April. Check out the dates below!

TOUR DATES:

April 12  Vernon @ Record City
April 13  Calgary @ Distortion
April 14  Regina @ Cloud 9
April 15  Winnipeg @ Bones Pizza
April 16  Portage La Prairie @ Smoke Break Pool Hall
April 17  Saskatoon @ Black Cat Tavern
April 18  Edmonton @ Rendezvous
April 19  Medicine Hat @ Liquid Nightclub
April 20  TBA
April 21  Kamloops @ Dirty Jersey


Belgian dark rock outfit DIABLO BLVD have released the official video for the single "The Future Will Do What It’s Told" off their fourth and critically-acclaimed new album, "Zero Hour" (Nuclear Blast/Metalville).

Vocalist Alex Agnew comments: "This song about the world we live in. Behind every religion and religious war, there is oil, gas or an arms deal. Presidents and kings are not in charge. There is power behind power and money behind money. And if you are the power behind the power and the money behind the money, you do not need to be able to predict the future. The future will do what it’s told."

Check it right HERE.


Table Scraps have just unleashed their hilarious video for the brilliant new single "I'm A Failure" from their album "Autonomy" out now on Zen Ten.

 On the inspiration for the tongue-in-cheek video, TJ of Table Scraps has said: "Making videos without any budget is more fun. We took some cheap wood and socks and made this Beavis and Butt-Head inspired love letter to the golden era of MTV - excess, big budgets, channel hopping and boredom. Sock puppets and explosions were always meant to be together!"

Check out the video right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcIMt4T9J_U.





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Norwegian metal-core upstarts Beyond Mara have released a new video this morning. Premiering via New Noise Magazine "Hindenburg", is a scathing track of destructive force with seriously down-tuned djent guitar lines.

Speaking on the inspiration for the song the band released the following statement "Hindenburg is a song about a person that you thought you knew but then they slowly reveal their true self until one day suddenly all hell breaks loose. The phrase ‘crash and burn' in the song fits well with this individual that the song was written about and also the song’s title."

Check out the video premiere via New Noise Magazine right HERE.


Mixing together the likeness of punk, rock, ska, and doo-wop, Krista D has been making music since her teenage years, into adulthood, with no plans on stopping. Her most recent release being an EP titled "Look at me​.​.​. I'm Krista D", plans ahead are just to keep creating and releasing more music! That is precisely what she Krista D goes into detail about, nothing but the music from her word of mouth!


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

I'm a singer-songwriter and this is one of my 3 studio projects.
I've been recording on and off since I was a teenager but took some time off from music and began working primarily as a visual artist. Now I'm trying to juggle both a music career and an art career.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

I started recording as a kid, so the name came about simply because I didn't put much thought into it. My name was Krista Doucet, so, Krista D it was. I did continue using it for a mildly more interesting reason though. My earliest recordings were in the christian music genre. I decided to keep recording as Krista D and then visually re-branded to allude to the character Sandra Dee from the film Grease. I figured since Sandy had a good girl to bad girl type transition in the movie; referencing the movie would imply that I'm no longer recording for that market or part of that lifestyle. Not everyone will catch it of course, but it might be obvious to people who are familiar with the movie.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? >Are there any local bands you could recommend?

I'm based out of Edmonton, Alberta and I moved here from New Brunswick. Right now I'm far more enmeshed in the visual arts scene but have been actively trying to get more involved in the music scene. Two great performances I've checked out recently were by a band called Reifer Madness and a guy named Jay Gilday. Opposite ends of the spectrum genre-wise but both amazing artists in their own right. There's a talented singer-songwriter named Nuela Charles who is based here, she does beautiful work, and I'm planning on checking out an upcoming performance by a cool band called Jr. Gone Wild.

4. How would you describe your style?

I was trying to mix a sugary vibe with a bit of sass. So it's punk rock/ska/50's style harmonies & doo-wop.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your
works?

This is my third release as Krista D, but this is the first release where I'll have a cohesive sounding album. My earlier recordings were very eclectic and I would switch from genre to genre throughout the album. This EP has some selected, re-released/remastered, tracks from my last album, alongside some new singles. I decided to compartmentalize my songwriting, opposed to putting out another recording that can come across like a mix tape. Krista D is the name I'll release any punk rock/ska/doo-wop tracks I write and the other two projects will be where I release soft rock and experimental hard rock tracks.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

I do! Lot's actually. I have a weird experimental rock project coming out soon-ishly, it will be released under the band name Hooha and the Peter Guns. I am also finishing up a soft rock EP which will be released under the name Molly Grue. Those projects are far angrier and gloomier than this project.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Right now I'm working on solidifying an official band line-up which enables me to play locally, but I already have a band line-up for if I do a secondary EP release on the East Coast. So, things are in the works, but nothing solid and shareable at the moment.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Just to keep creating and releasing music.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to, and buy it on Bandcamp: https://theoriginalkristad.bandcamp.com/. It is also available on most digital platforms, such as Apple Music, Spotify or online radio stations like Pandora.

If anyone would like a hard copy, it would have to be through messaging me directly on my FB band page: https://www.facebook.com/theoriginalkristad/.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

I guess I'd like them to remember that I'm not just churning out songs like they're a product that I want to sell. If I've recorded a song, it's meant something to me or I've experienced an emotion strong enough to spark it. Things like that are important to me when I'm listening to music so I guess I'd want people to know that about my process.


Swinging Popsicle has revealed the full track list and album art for the 2-disc compilation "GOLDEN☆BEST Master TIME TRAVEL ~Sony Music Years Selection~", due for release March 2nd 2018 in Japan. In addition to online orders from Sony Music Direct, the album will be available at the band’s upcoming concert event "POPS Parade Festival 2018 -IMAGINE THE MUSIC-" on March 4th 2018 at Koenji High. Pre-orders available right HERE.


TRACKLISTING:

Disc 1:

1. Akai hikari
2. something new
3. Rainyday & Sunshine
4. Satetsu no tou (“Satellite Tower”)
5. Arubeki katachi
6. my superstar
7. Clarinet
8. Fuyuyasumi ni tsuki ~ itsuka kuru kiro ni tatte sugu tobasa renu yō ni ~
9. ROCK SHOW
10. Shoegazer
11. Mangetsu
12. TOURS DE FRANCE
13. remember (Album Mix)
14. everything
15. short rain song
16. Heaven
17. Sleepy (Stay Awake!)
18. Interchange
19. Alice
20. Largo Largo

* songs 1-13 from the album Fennec! (2000)
* song 14 coupling track from the single “Remember”
* songs 15-20 from the mini-album HEAVEN (1998)

Disc 2:

1. Asobi ni oideyo
2. Parade
3. Taiyou no kyujitsu
4. I Love Your Smile (Album Mix)
5. Le Jardin a Towa
6. We Will Fly
7. Kanashimi no hate
8. Beehive
9. Kitchen Table
10. Joy of Living (Album Mix)
11. Whisper of the Leaves
12. Kinou no yume
13. Windy Song
14. Tiny Drops
15. Ruby
16. Shiny Days
17. something new (CT version)

* songs 1-12 from the album SWINGING POPSICLE (1998)
* songs 13-14 coupling tracks from the single “I love your smile” (1998)
* songs 15-16 coupling tracks from the single “Joy of Living” (1997)
* song 17 from Fennec! original recording sessions (2000)


Heavy metal legends Sevendust are releasing their 12th studio album, "All I See Is War", on May 11th 2018 via Rise Records. The new album, the first for Rise Records, was recorded last Fall and was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, known for his work with Alter Bridge; Tremonti; Slash; and others. "All I See Is War" is the follow up to 2015’s "Kill The Flaw", a record that brought the band their highest album sales chart position of their career. The album artwork is below with further details to follow soon enough!


To coincide with the announcement of the new album, Sevendust will be heading out on a headline tour this Spring in support of "All I See Is War". The tour is set to kick off on April 20th in Tempe, AZ and will wrap up at Rockfest in Kansas City, KS. The tour will make stops in Austin, TX; Nashville, TN; Clifton Park, NY and Cincinnati, OH among others. Memphis May Fire, Fire From The Gods and Madame Mayhem will be joining Sevendust on the run. Fans can go to www.sevendust.com for more information on the tour, VIP packages and ticket purchase links, check out the touring poster below!


Finnish modern melodic death metal band MORS SUBITA have released their second single called "Into the Pitch Black" from the upcoming eponymous album, due to be released on April 6th 2018 by Inverse Records. 

Guitarist Mika Lammassaari comments: ""Into the Pitch Black" is a relentless album. It sticks to your head like a nail and does not give up until you´ve given it enough spins. We definitely went back to our roots with amping up our melody-game. We also wanted to furthermore increase the hostility of our riffing and drumming so there´s a lot more brutality to accompany the nice melodies. This album without a doubt our strongest and most versatile album yet – it sounds like the work of totally bipolar band but somehow it all flows together very well."

Check out the song made into a lyrical video right here: https://youtu.be/6TY-SLqj-iQ.


Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have announced a new tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit U.S. cities throughout the Spring. Tickets and VIP packages for the tour will be available at http://ghost-official.com/.

TOUR DATES:

May 05, 2018 -  Riverside, CA - RMA
May 06, 2018 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall
May 08, 2018 - Houston, TX - Revention
May 10, 2018 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli
May 11, 2018 - Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Theatre
May 12, 2018 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 13, 2018 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
May 15, 2018 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
May 16, 2018 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 19, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ
May 20, 2018 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
May 22, 2018 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23, 2018 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee PAC
May 25, 2018 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
May 26, 2018 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 27, 2018 - Memphis, TN - Cannon Center
May 29, 2018 - Ft. Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater
May 31, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
June 01, 2018 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater


Boston based artist Ruby Rose Fox has just released an evocative and powerful video for the song "Freedom Fighter," featured on her 2016 album "Domestic". The video, which features Fox running through a warehouse to catch a bullet and save her child while men look on idly from the sidelines, acts as a striking visual metaphor for the horror of the current school shooting epidemic, and the government’s inability to enact change. The video is also an artful attack against the harshness of the male gaze and its current consequences in the world of entertainment.

"Before the #MeToo Movement erupted, expressing frustrations with trying to win the unbeatable game of winning approval from the male gaze would have pegged my work as exclusively "feminist," says Ruby. "Quite refreshingly, I feel less isolated now and part of a bigger movement which is inciting very tangible social change. I’m excited, for our sophomore record Salt goes even deeper, and it includes this idea of intersectionality."

The video, directed by Ben Phillippo, has its thematic and aesthetic roots in dystopian Sci-Fi shows like The Twilight Zone and more recently, Black Mirror. "I grew up in Binghamton, NY and most of my early music education was funded by The Twilight Zone’s creator, Rod Serling, so I was thrilled about the Black Mirror aspect of Ben’s [director] idea," says Ruby. "I wrote this song in the car coming home from a tour with Martha Davis and The Motels, little did I know two years later, I would be sprinting across a warehouse 500 times!"

Check out the video right HERE.


Powerman 5000 is back with the second leg of the "New Wave Tour". The tour kicks off on April 10th in Lubbock, TX and makes its way through the southern part of the U.S., including two iHeart Radio shows (98 Rockfest and Earthday Birthday) in Florida. The month-long tour will wrap up on the West Coast in Flagstaff, AZ. Come see Powerman 5000 play hits from the "New Wave" album, as well as many all-time favorites. Check out the dates below.

TOUR DATES:

4/10 – Lubbock, TX – Jake's Backroom
4/11 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
4/12 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
4/13 – Tyler, TX – Clicks
4/14 – Dallas, TX – Trees
4/15 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
4/17 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
4/18 – Dustin, FL – Club LA
4/19 – Tallahassee, FL – The Warrior
4/20 – Tampa, FL – 98 Rockfest
4/21 – Orlando, FL – Earthday Birthday
4/22 – Cape Coral, FL – Rack 'Em Billiards
4/24 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
4/25 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
4/26 – Wilmington, NC – The Reel Cafe
4/27 – Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
4/28 – Philadephia, PA – Voltage Lounge
4/29 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
5/1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
5/3 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
5/4 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
5/6 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room


Texas based Bloodline is igniting the scene down South with their ferocious brand of alternative metalcore, and the band burns it all down with the premiere of "N.S.T.B." with NewNoiseMagazine.com. The track is featured on the band’s forthcoming, debut album, "Insolent", which is due out on March 23rd 2018. Bloodline has also announced plans to support the record on their upcoming album release tour this March/April.

""N.S.T.B." is a clap back to anyone who acts like they are better than you because they live a different life style. Personally, this has often come from people I have been close with not giving me any space to breathe, much less letting me forge my own path in life without passing judgment. It also touches on how easy it is to buy into the negativity and the difficulty in cutting ties with them."- Bloodline

Stream "N.S.T.B." at NewNoiseMagazine.com: http://bit.ly/2HQ0XpF.



Oakland bred, Brooklyn-based, R&B/ alt soul/pop artist, Corina Corina, and her new song, "Skinny," in honor of her 12+ years of recovery and for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  She is also set to welcome her third full-length album, "Hangover Music", co-producer by Backwoodz Studioz's  Willie Green later this year. Read more about Corina Corina's experiences and  view the lyrical video of the song as it premiered on Bitch Media HERE.


Pulverizing German death metal outfit Pestilent Reign recently announced their upcoming debut album, "Pyres", set for release on March 16th 2018 through Rising Nemesis Records and Rebirth the Metal Productions.

Now the group partnered with Slam World Wide to premiere "Gutter's Filth" the second single to air so far off "Pyres". In addition to offering another lethal dose of their signature heavy-as-hell skull-crushing death metal, this premiere of album closer "Gutter's Filth" showcases the band's music at their most complex and intricately written. Truly a decimating force to behold.

The song and album will strongly appeal to fans of Dyscarnate, Psycroptic, Dying Fetus, Aborted, Misery Index, and Revocation. On Pyres, Pestilent Reign strikes the perfect balance between straightforward modern death metal, sledgehammer-like brutality, thrashy hooks, technically adept flourishes, and monstrous grooves.

You can listen to the track HERE.


Manchester quintet, ARCADIA, take from the groove of Limp Bizkit fused with the venom of Rage Against The Machine, and it doing so, hurl out alluring crossover rap-infused metal that will ignite and excite.

The band's debut EP, "Hunting Season", opened doors for the five-some and firmly placed the crossover combo onto the Manchester scene. Sharing stages with the likes of Tequila Mockingbird, Asteroid Boys, and Dubwar has further served to increase ARCADIA's emerging reputation.

The rap-metallers push on once more with their new single, "Kickback". Vocalist Tom Holt talks about the track: "The song "Kickback" is one of the most powerful, energy-controlled songs that we've ever written. Personally, it depicts never giving up, even when you are at the lowest point in life. It's about not only having the energy to get up, but more importantly to come back fighting."

ARCADIA drop "Kickback" on April 13th 2018 through all outlets, and the band are getting ready to announce further shows.

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PROMIC, the leading Japanese entertainment industry foundation to support the growth of Japanese music internationally, has announced the launch of the Japan Anime Music LAB. (JAM LAB.) website found here: http://www.japan-animemusic.com.

JAM LAB. serves to connect international music and licensing professionals as well as event and concert promoters with the top echelon of Japanese ani-song artists and their official representatives. The scope of the JAM LAB. website will continue to evolve and expand, and PROMIC also aims to add a variety of established artists from the genres of J-Pop and J-Rock in the future.

The JAM LAB. website is available in English (as well as in other languages with the aid of online website translation tools) and contains up-to-date artist news and information as well as designated and accurate contacts for artists and their respective recorded music.


The anime genre enjoys substantial popularity around the world, and many popular Japanese pop and rock artists are tapped to perform the theme songs to anime series and feature films. The popularity of these series has become a successful way to showcase these artists to Western audiences, and legions of anime and pop culture fans are also avid fans of many of these musical artists. Many Japanese artists have channeled their growing global popularity to gain new audiences and to tour internationally.

Japanese companies and record labels participating in JAM LAB. include AVEX, SACRA MUSIC (a Sony Music label), Lantis, King Record, Pony Canyon, Flying Dog, Yoshimoto Music Entertainment, For Life Music Entertainment, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan, MAGES., Being, Nippon Columbia, Tokuma Japan Communications, and Toho Music.

Artists currently featured on the JAM LAB. website include Maaya Sakamoto, Nana Mizuki, May'n, ALI PROJECT, LiSA, JAM Project, Kalafina, EGOIST, ClariS, GARNiDELiA, Konomi Suzuki, fripSide, Nagi Yanagi, and Kanoko Ito, with additional participants are currently preparing to join.


We’re extremely pleased to announce the signing of alternative metal newcomers, Nereis. Originally formed in 2007 under the name Blackstar, Nereis are an alternative metal band with a heavy-rock edge. The band caught the attention of Eclipse Records after achieving over 125,000 downloads of their independently-released "From the Ashes" EP via free music portal, Jamendo. In 2017, the band finished recording a new full-length album entitled "Turning Point", which will be released in the Summer of 2018.

"After finishing our new album, we searched for a record label that would meet our expectations," states vocalist Andrea Barchiesi. "We finally found at last, what we had been looking for, and we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with Eclipse Records that, in my opinion does a great job with its bands. I believe that we can be an amazing team together and promote our music at its best."


Gears have released a new song turned video of the track "King", off their upcoming EP out soon.

When asked about the track, this was said, "Society has become so soft and forgiving, that's not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes you can't just live and let live. Sometimes you have to confront those that stand between you and what you want to achieve. It's not always pretty, and it's not always peaceful, but not everything can be resolved using our inside voices." - Jimmy Wooten

Check out the video right HERE.


Ministry releases a surreal and provocative new music video for the track "Twilight Zone" from the band's upcoming album, "AmeriKKKant", due out March 9, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records.  Building upon the themes of the song, the "Twilight Zone" video takes the viewer on a macabre excursion through the current U.S. news media climate of misinformation, corporate propaganda and hypocritical slander. "We are in completely uncharted territory now," said Ministry's Al Jourgensen, "witnessing the unraveling of what was once a functional democracy. Our government is under attack. Our planet is under attack. It's time for a major reboot."

The video was filmed last December just outside of Los Angeles and features Ministry guitarists Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto, Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Static X) on bass, keyboardist John Bechdel (Killing Joke, Fear Factory), live scratcher DJ Swamp (Beck, the Crystal Method), and Derek Abrams on drums.  Guest appearances are made by Gray Wolf, President of American Indian Movement (AIM), the internationally renowned and idiosyncratic Lord of the Cello, and an army of Ministry supporters who participated in the band's PledgeMusic AmeriKKKant pre-order campaign.

The "Twilight Zone" video was produced by Chris Roth and Steve Roth for The Other House production company, the same group that produced Jourgensen's previous music video, "I'm Invisible" for his 2016 Surgical Meth Machine release.  Chris Roth also directed the "Twilight Zone" video with Steve Roth as Director of Photography and editor.  The Other House has produced a wide array of broadcast design projects for Revolt TV, Nike's Kobe 8 System, MTV, Aol.RISE, the Syfy Network, VH-1, CNN, PBS, "The Profit" on CNBC, the 2017 Emmy Awards and many more. 

Said Chris Roth, "I'm a life-long fan of the band and very politically active.  Not only was this an opportunity to collaborate creatively once again with the one and only Al Jourgensen, but also an outlet for much of my pent up aggression and frustration regarding the current state of politics in our country."

Check it HERE.


Electronic-rock musician/producer Voicians has released his third, full-length album, "Wasteland". Featuring 16 tracks, ranging from heavy drum & bass, metal, atmospheric sci-fi to electronic-rock, "Wasteland" showcases Voicians wide-ranging influences. Previously released independently, the album now receives an official release through the Detroit, USA based label FiXT. The album now includes an unreleased bonus track "The Only Friend" with a deluxe edition available on Spotify.

In addition to releasing new material with FiXT, the independent record label owned/founded by entrepreneur artist/producer Celldweller, Voicians has also joined FiXT's boutique roster of management clients.

Voicians has an exciting 2018 ahead with his inaugural DJ performance at Liquicity Antwerp in May and upcoming releases & collaborations on Liquicity Records, Hospital Records, Black Out Records, RAM Records, FiXT and more.

Purchase / Stream Wasteland:
https://fanlink.to/wasteland

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