June 2023


Falling In Reverse have released a cover song of Papa Roach's song "Last Resort".

"I wanted to reimagine one of the biggest rock songs of the last 20 years, because lyrically, it is so powerful and resonates," says Ronnie Radke. "I got the blessing from [singer] Jacoby [Shaddix] and I think that Papa Roach are one of the nicest, humble, and most down to earth bands to date and it inspires me to keep going, since they have been so successful for so many years. This is me paying homage in the best way I know how."

Check it right HERE.


Brazilian death metal band CRYPTA have revealed another furious new single, entitled “Trial of Traitors”! After smashing in with the relentless “Lord of Ruins”, the first single to debut from the outfit’s sophomore album, 'Shades of Sorrow' (out August 4, 2023 via Napalm Records), “Trial of Traitors” serves as the second harbinger off of the new record, breaking in with merciless, impressive guitar work and inciting an uncontrollable storm of pure rage that screams for more! Furthermore, its creative and devilishly brutal official music video supports the track perfectly.

In 2021, CRYPTA stormed to the top with their acclaimed debut full-length, 'Echoes of the Soul', landing at #55 on the Official German Album Charts and debuting at #15 on both the US Hard Music Albums and Top New Artist Albums Charts. Now, both fans and critics alike eagerly anticipate the release of the band’s new offering, teased by the bone-shaking “Trial of Traitors” today.

CRYPTA on “Trial of Traitors”:  “"We decided to have 'Trial of Traitors' as one of the singles because, although it's the fastest, most aggressive song on album, it still has a lot of our already characteristic melodic work here and there, so we thought this blend of these two extremes would be a good sneak-peak into what people can expect overall from the album!"

Check Out the Official Music Video for “Trial of Traitors” HERE.


New Wave of British Heavy Metal stalwarts RAVEN unleash the ear-splitting title track ‘All Hell’s Breaking Loose’, taken from the upcoming album, out this Friday, June 30th via Silver Lining Music.
The video features co-founding bassist and vocalist John Gallagher restrained in a straitjacket with his mouth gaffer-taped shut, followed by scenes of explosions and destruction. Musically, ‘All Hell’s Breaking Loose’ twists and turns with accents and flavours buried inside the chaos, perfectly capturing the sheer desperation felt by us all especially whilst in lockdown, during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“Lyrically the song is about the constrictions of being locked down during the pandemic and the desire and need to ‘break free’ from it all or risking going insane…” explains co-founding member and guitarist Mark Gallagher. “It’s about taking control of your freedom!” Mark exclaims.
“‘All Hell’s Breaking Loose’ is a kick-ass song starting with Mark laughing his head off, which we took from another part of the recording session and glued on to the intro ‘cause it just sounded killer crazy!” enthuses John. “It then gets into this straight, “real” RAVEN riff... the part before the chorus is super heavy... 100% in yer face kill your neighbors heavy metal!!”
Watch/Listen to ‘All Hell’s Breaking Loose’ (Video by Jay Shredder) right HERE.


Austrian symphonic metal force SERENITY have released their new single, “Ritter, Tod und Teufel (Knightfall)”, featuring the band’s first interweaving of German lyrics into their music! The standalone single follows their previous studio album, 'The Last Knight' (2020), which landed at #25 on the German album charts, and the band’s stunning 2022 live release, 'MEMORIA'. SERENITY’s most iconic hits, such as “Wings of Madness” and “The Chevalier”, have gathered over three million views on YouTube.

After welcoming Marco Pastorino as additional guitarist and backing vocalist, the band is currently in the studio working on their newest opus. The powerful new track, “Ritter, Tod und Teufel (Knightfall)”, is a first glimpse of what can be expected and showcases the band's signature blend of orchestral arrangements, heavy guitar riffs and soaring vocals, which are underlined by a captivating official music video.

SERENITY on “Ritter, Tod und Teufel (Knightfall)”: “We are overjoyed to finally return with our new single - a thunderous display of our existence. It’s just the beginning, offering a glimpse of what we are currently working on. We’ve poured our creative energy into crafting an immersive musical journey that transports you to another time and dimension leading to a renowned painter from the Late Middle Ages. We can’t wait to share this new era of SERENITY with you. Get ready for a captivating experience filled with emotions, epic melodies, and bombastic sounds!”

Watch the Official Music Video for “Ritter, Tod und Teufel (Knightfall)” HERE.


For almost three decades, the US/French Canadian-based melodic death metal syndicate KATAKLYSM has delivered unapologetic waves of powerful sound across the entire globe. On August 11th, 2023 the band’s fifteenth full-length studio album Goliath will be unleashed unto the masses via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, KATAKLYSM releases the second single, 'Die As A King'. The single is the prequel to the first single 'Bringer Of Vengeance' both lyrically as well as the theme of the video. Musically, 'Die As A King' is the modern update of traditional death metal meets catchiness.

Maurizio Iacono comments, “'Die as a King' is the prequel to the first single 'Bringer of Vengeance,' the song shows the fall of King Richard I 'Lionheart' and the message is one of standing tall for your convictions until the end, even when facing certain death. The song embodies some of the KATAKLYSM melodic trademarks with a brutal undertone and groove-ladened rhythmic section that intertwined with each other."

 Watch the music video for 'Die As A King' directed by Ivan Colic of ICODE, here: https://youtu.be/5WnI8dnQSlw.


Italian Blackened Death Metal band Famine released their new single "Patchwork". The release was recorded, mixed and mastered at "Bedroom Studios" by Matteo Cavaggion.

Check out the new single linked below:


Famine was formed as a one-man project in 2019 at Vicenza, Italy by Matteo Cavaggion. The idea was to create a band that includes every taste of Death Metal, with a retro sound that keeps the music away from modern sounding records.In April 2023 the band released their debut demo EP "Annihilate These Lambs"


Israeli Alternative Hard Rock band SaffeK released their new single "Loud" from the band's upcoming album. The release was recorded/mixed by Yonatan Kossov, and mastered by Robin Schmidt. The video clip was directed, filmed and edited by Arik Eicher.

Check out the new single linked below:


SaffeK was formed in 2016 at Haifa, Israel by Oren Amitai. The band released 2 full length albums - Dissolve (2018) and All Too Human (2020). After some lineup changes the current lineup consists of Oren Amitai (Vocals/Guitar), Gil Meir (Guitar), April Mandil (Bass), Yonatan Irron (Keyboard) and Jonathan Alter (Drums). On 28 June the band will open for DISTURBED concert in Tel Aviv, and in July 2023 will perform at the Masters of Rock festival in the Czech Republic.


Escape The Fate, the iconic American rock band, is set to send shivers down the spines of fans worldwide with their highly anticipated new single, "Cheers To Goodbye." Featuring a chilling collaboration with Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills, the track promises to deliver an electrifying musical experience. "Cheers To Goodbye" is scheduled for release on June 30th, 2023, and will be available on all major streaming platforms.

Building upon their amazing legacy, Escape The Fate dives into this new era with the hauntingly captivating single. The band's trademark intensity, combined with Spencer Charnas' dynamic vocals, creates a potent fusion that is bound to leave listeners on the edge of their seats. "Cheers To Goodbye" is a testament to the band's artistic evolution and sets the stage for their highly anticipated upcoming album, OUT OF THE SHADOWS.

A video for the single, directed by Jacob Reynolds (the band also worked with Reynolds on their recent “Low” video) will debut on the band’s channels on 7/7.  In the interim, you can find the song on youtube HERE.


 Progressive pop rock band DARKNESS IS MY CANVAS goes into great discussion about themselves, history, insight, EP release, and in the process of working upon all new music! The two band members discuss this all plus much more below.


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

PETE: “Darkness Is My Canvas (DIMC) was founded back in 2017 on the ruins of our former band. Our original members (Panu, guitar&vox) and I (Pete, vox&guitar) had known since I think 2005 or 2006 when I (Pete) was hired gun (vocals) in one punk(ish) rock band and Panu was producing their album.”

PANU: “Yeah, we kind of clicked straight away, we liked the same bands, loved the same songs, we loved the same structure and melodic hooks in many of the songs, so we kind of briefly nodded that we want to work together in the future. I also liked Pete’s always positive and open attitude towards my suggestions - never anything negative or like “You can’t do this or that because that does not fit in my style”. I was given truly free hands to produce music.  Fast forward to 2011ish, when Pete contacted me telling, that he wants to do a “solo album”, but quite soon we realized we had founded a band. So we did go through that band between 2012-2016 and quite soon we decided not to go with that lineup and with that concept, so we decided to take a different approach and that way Darkness Is My Canvas did start”

PETE: “So fast forward to 2020 when the great plague shuts everything down. We rehearsed a lot during late 2019 and early 2020 and we already had booked several gigs for the band for 2020 and we did have our first gig on Valentine’s Day 2020 and then. Yes. The plague. So we ended up back in the studio writing new songs, polishing our skills, and pre-released some of our songs on Youtube. The feedback was quite nice and we decided to continue our path and wait until the Plague was over. In 2022 when all the restrictions were over, we started touring and releasing new songs on streaming services. “

PANU: “What a journey it has been so far. Spotify has been surprisingly nice for us - as you know, we don’t have support from a big label, so we are practically indie - although we are publishing our coming EP and still one single via our Indie-Label (Inverse Records) and seeing what happens after the coming EP. Our method is a bit different when compared to other emerging bands;  we are working in our own studio when building songs and we are using a session drummer, everything else in the songs is our handcraft”.

PETE: “...I think we are in a way two bands in the same package. Another band is gathering in our studio sessions (me, Panu, and session drummer Mikko Kaakkuriniemi or another session drummer Kai Jokiaho) and creating the artistic concept and the other band is for our live shows. At the moment our live lineup is:

Pete, vox & guitar
Panu, guitar & vox
Gabriel, bass & vox
Juza, drums
Linda, backing vox

We have gone through multiple lineup changes during the last 12 months or so, we have been seeking the best possible players and the best possible chemistry and we are very happy with the current lineup. And despite the fact that we have used session drummers and played practically all other notes on our songs, our present backbone is so good that we could use Juza & Gabriel in the future studio sessions.”

PANU: “...so. In a nutshell, our history is fairly extensive. We have played together in multiple bands (we also have other projects where we are doing some magical stuff), but all of our members have been playing in a multitude of bands and projects, so in our mind, this band is the band that we have had in mind in bands before this band.”

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

PETE: “I have this dark passenger, who has been with me since early teens - so I’m always writing very dark lyrics for the songs, and when I thought the name for the band we did have, I think, 3-4 different names - Darkness Is My Canvas was edgy enough 🙂 and dark enough..”

PANU: “...and long enough, although we didn’t realize how long the band’s name actually is. I think there is a beautiful video on Youtube something like “Darkness is my canvas and light is my brush….” where you got the idea partially. “

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

PANU: “We are based in Helsinki, Finland. Yeah, there is a quite vivid musical scene in Finland, although we are not mainstream in Finland as we are a rock band. There are a lot of local rappers and local R&B - artists who are dominating all the streaming services. We have been touring with a few different really good and cool bands such as DOL, Daiba Cowboys, Miss Vain, and Burning Cities. Each of them is worth checking out. “

PETE: “...if you will about our music scene in Finland, the pandemic did end so many bands and so many venues, that the music scene - at least on the rock side of the scene is still struggling.. Metal has always been more or less, what we are known of (Finland that is) and that is doing quite well. Have to say as a side note, that I’m very very happy with Käärijä and the Eurovision Song contest - he is an excellent character - so positive. But if you want to recommend something for your audience, that is a MUST look, I would say The Holy from Finland. I’ve seen them live and I love them.”

4. How would you describe your style?

PANU: “... hmmm…well…how about we don’t? Some people say we’re too poppy to be a progressive rock band, some people say we are too progressive to be a melodic rock band, some people say we are too melodic to be a metal band, and so on. We are a mixture of different soundscapes. We can be very progressive and use odd time signatures if that is what the song needs. At the same time, our songs are always melodic. On record, we play all instruments except drums and this gives us great flexibility to divide my musical ideas between guitars, bass, and keyboard parts. I like the “wall of sound” style but on the other hand, I’m not afraid to make “underproduced” songs.  So in a way, Darkness Is My Canvas does not restrict its expression in genre boxes because we want to experiment with different approaches with different songs and learn new styles all the time.

PETE: “...bro..well said..well said. Yeah, in a way we approach each of our songs in a way that it needs. If the song doesn’t need any guitars (like Monsters), then it doesn’t need any guitars. If the song needs a killer chorus, then we will create a killer chorus (Bleed, Fade Into The White Noise, Salvation, The Game). I would say that we are a melodic rock band with a hint of alternative and progressive sounds.”

PANU: “But we also have dance, folk music, funk, and brit rock songs  in the demo folder…”

PETE: “...so..it’s quite difficult to really put our music to a certain genre.”

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

PETE: “We have released so far one three-song EP (Monsters)  and three singles (The Game, Fade into the white noise, and Bring Me The Horizon cover of Drown). We are currently about to release our next EP “White Noise” and support it with the third single from the EP, a song called “Inverted”. At the moment we are in the middle of songwriting sessions for our next EP, which we estimate to be released late 2023. Touring is making it a bit difficult to focus on the songwriting, but we manage”

PANU: “We should aim to release an album…”

PETE: “... but no one dares to do that if you are not Taylor Swift”

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

PETE: “As said, we are in the middle of songwriting. I think we have at the moment something like 12-15 demos in different phases. And from those songs, we will craft the next EP and its singles. Luckily we have a little break from touring, a bit over three weeks before the next show, so we have time to finalize a few songs. “

PANU: “Yes, I think we could release it sooner than November, but as our songwriting and finalizing the songs are usually quite a long process we don’t want to put any more pressure than necessary. We are very happy with all of the material that we are now finalizing so it will be difficult to decide which 4 or 5 songs are in the third EP. Although Pete you have a couple of lines to be finalized in this second EP also..”

PETE: “...I know. I know.”

PANU: “..so most likely when this feature comes out, we have already published our second EP “White Noise”, which will be banned in iTunes, because they have this weird rule, that you shouldn’t use “White Noise” as a name of your song or something like that - so other streaming platforms it is then. “

PETE: “...anyway the second EP is a killer. We have already released those two singles “Fade into the white noise” and “DROWN” (BMTH cover) and the third single is “Inverted” which is kind of our Bohemian Rhapsody. In the present time, it’s not very clever to publish a 9-minute long song, with almost 3 minutes long guitar solo but in our opinion, it’s fairly important as an indie band to give the audience the possibility to hear all the sides of our style variations.”

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

PANU: “We have been touring non-stop since last October, so yes, there are always 8-10 dates in the calendar. At the moment we are only touring in Finland and we have been discussing with a few bigger bands the opportunities to be in support roles on their tours in Europe, but nothing official yet. Most likely we will tour Europe in the summer of 2024.”

PETE: “Finland is part of Europe. Anyway, we have enjoyed playing with our friends from different bands (five other bands) and being able to limit the expenses of touring. Touring is expensive, especially when going abroad but we have streamlined our technical backline in such a way that touring has become quite effortless to us.”

PANU: “Our next confirmed dates are:

21st July, Kesäterassi, Hyvinkää, Finland
29th July, Kartano-Rock, Helsinki, Finland
12th August, Välibaari, Lempäälä, Finland
9th September, Bar15, Seinäjoki, Finland
16th September, Rautajärvi Rock-Fest, Pälkäne, Finland
23rd September, Vapaakaupunki, Helsinki, Finland

Additionally, there are several other gigs that have not yet been published.”

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

PETE: “We will see this through, meaning, that we want to see how high we will end up. We know that it’s very difficult to break through with our kind of music in the present musical climate, but at the same time, we know that hard work will be rewarded. What would be the reward for us? To be able to tour frequently in Europe, play for new audiences, and give them the show of a lifetime.”

PANU: “I still want to release a full-length album. I know that it’s not financially smart, but I need to do that. Also, it would be fun to find a bigger label in the future that can help us to reach even more people. I’d also like to tour in South America as we have a lot of fans there…

PETE: “I think we would love to tour a lot. We are very good in our studio releases, but we are first and foremost live-act. Hopefully, we are able to keep our current lineup motivated and create even more excellent songs and be able to deliver those live to a broader audience. We don’t have any unrealistic dreams, that we will rule the charts or be the biggest band in the world - that would be a bonus though - but being able to give joy to people who love excellent gigs and are willing to hear good more progressive songs should be the target realistically.

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

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4KLsuw8MtGdxOw8Mx9hwYH?si=NbXqeHhfQIGT-fWgw9nMvA

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@darknessismycanvas

Follow us also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darknessismycanvas 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darknessismycanvas/

PETE: “Our merchandise will be available on Spotify during August and a broader selection will be at our own shop also in August. There will be different lines, some hand-crafted items (very unique), that have been made by our friend, who is very talented and can create wonders from textile material. And broader selection has traditional merch also shirts, hoodies, and such”

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

PANU: “I think I would like them to listen to it again and again, that they would find new depths from our songs. We are using quite a lot of time and effort to do some Easter eggs also in our music. Some of our songs contain musical jokes, that other musicians have already found, and some of our songs are hinting at different bands, that we love, so that will be quite a good challenge for the people who listen to our songs..that “wait a bit, what was THAT” - kind of a feeling. “

PETE: “I’m pretty sure that people will listen to our songs again because of the massive melodies and killer choruses. As Panu says, there are also a lot of easter eggs, it’s always fun to mess with people. On a more serious side of our music are the lyrics. We are trying to state issues that are important; from mental health issues to our own behavior in relation to the state of the world. We are trying to raise awareness of minorities and that way support them. And also we want to say that even though you are experiencing dark times, there is always hope - but you shouldn’t stop believing in yourself. Sometimes we are slow to publish new songs, because of our lyrics writing process - we want our listeners to understand the meaning of our lyrics and we want our lyrics to be relevant, so it takes time to get things right.”

Metalcore pop punks ARTIFER have an EP, handful of single's and all new material in the works as well. They even have a festival show in the works, and just want to grow as a band and release music, besides playing shows of course! The band talks about all of this right below.


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

Artifer started as a one-man project in the year 2019. The transformation into a full band took longer than at first expected due to COVID, but by May of 2022, Artifer as it is now, was born.

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

The name comes from the Latin word “artifex”, meaning artist or craftsman. It’s very much on the nose as a small joke.

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

We’re based out of Tallinn, Estonia. The local metal and more specifically core scene is not as big as in some other countries but we believe it’s growing and going strong! Some bands to check out would be Pridian, Horror Dance Squad, Bloodfeather, Noodle Charity and Pizzafacial (the latter two if you’re more easycore/pop-punk leaning).

4. How would you describe your style?

 A mix of melodies from punk rock and pop with riffs and grooves from metalcore. We also like to add elements from other genres such as classical or synthwave.

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

We’ve released a 6 track EP and 5 singles so far. Someone who’s never heard us should expect catchy melodies with fast paced and energetic instrumentals.

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

Yes, we have quite a few things in the works at this time.

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

At the current moment we will be playing the opening night of a festival called Barbar Feast in early July and we have some other gigs to be announced.    

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

Ideally we would like to over time grow together even more as friends and musicians to give our fans our best! Once ready, we hope to hit stages outside of Estonia as well and maybe even with some acts from abroad.

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

Our music is available on just about any platform You can think of: Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Youtube, etc. As for stuff to buy - we currently have one shirt design we’re selling but more stuff is on the way!

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

The feeling of being heard and thought of through our lyrics. That and of course the choruses so we could all sing them together at our shows.


It doesn’t get more metal than this! The long-awaited return of Adult Swim’s favorite heavy metal adventure Metalocalypse arrives with an all-new, full-length animated movie. Written and directed by series co-creator Brendon Small, Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar brings the heaviest metal band ever created back together again for an action-packed journey. The movie will be available to purchase Digitally and on Blu-ray Disc August 22, 2023.

As a special highlight, fans can also look forward to the release of two full-length albums this year. Fans can now pre-save DETHKLOK’s highly anticipated Dethalbum IV which includes all new original DETHKLOK songs, and releases on August 22. The second album release, Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) will include additional songs plus a totally original movie score and will be released August 25.

Both albums will be released through WaterTower Music, who today released “Aortic Desecration”, the first new music from Dethalbum IV, and DETHKLOK’s first new music in almost 10 years! Dethalbum IV will also be available on vinyl through Mondo. Check out the trailer HERE


Earlier this year, extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH and groove metal pioneers DEVILDRIVER embarked on a killer co-headline tour, purveying their musical onslaught to thousands of fans across the country. This October, the dark duo will return for the tour's highly-anticipated second leg, dubbed "Double Trouble Live II". The tour will begin in Los Angeles, CA on October 4, visiting a slew of cities across the U.S. before ending back in Riverside, CA on October 29. Support will come from Ill Niño, Black Satellite and Savage Existence. Check out the dates below.


10/04/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco

10/05/23 - Tucson, AZ @ Encore

10/07/23 - San Antonio, TX @ Boeing Center at Tech Port

10/08/23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion

10/10/23 - Fayetteville, AR @ JJ's Live

10/12/23 - Destin, FL @ Club LA

10/13/23 - Fort Myers, FL @ The Ranch

10/14/23 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room

10/15/23 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

10/17/23 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground - Charlotte

10/18/23 - Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station

10/20/23 - Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC

10/21/23 - New York, NY @ Palladium Times Square

10/22/23 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!

10/24/23 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

10/25/23 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's

10/26/23 - Wichita, KS @ TempleLive

10/27/23 - Lubbock, TX @ The Garden

10/29/23 - Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium


Death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE will unleash their sixteenth studio album, Chaos Horrific, on September 22nd via Metal Blade Records, today revealing the record's artwork, pulverizing first single, and pre-orders!

 Since 1988, CANNIBAL CORPSE have been at the forefront of death metal, shaping and defining the genre. In 2021, they raised the stakes again with Violence Unimagined. And in 2023, the band's thirty-fifth anniversary, they return with its successor, the equally monstrous Chaos Horrific, starting a new chapter in their storied legacy.

Written shortly after the conclusion of the Violence Unimagined sessions, echoes of that album exist in Chaos Horrific. "To me, this album feels sort of like a continuation of Violence Unimagined," says bassist Alex Webster.

The band have always been noted for technicality and complex songwriting, but that doesn't define where the writing process takes them. "I believe that our songwriting has progressed in a manner where every song paves its own path, whether it's a straightforward or technical song," notes guitarist Rob Barrett. "Sometimes it's a mix of both, so there's no preconceived idea that we want to be more technical. The music just sort of takes its own course."

Webster concurs, "I don't think there was any conscious effort to make things more technical, so if it wound up that way it would just be a natural result of us trying to write the heaviest songs we could."

CANNIBAL CORPSE had no master plan, approaching each track with an open mind. "I never go into a record thinking about anything, I just let the writing flow freely with no limitations," says guitarist/producer Erik Rutan. "But this time, I knew I wanted to push the envelope a bit in a different direction than Violence Unimagined; expand the dynamics, explore new territory without departing from what CANNIBAL CORPSE is and always shall be."

Rutan has now produced six CANNIBAL CORPSE albums, starting with 2006's Kill, and this is Rutan's second release as a full-fledged member, since officially joining in 2020. Tracking at Rutan's Mana Studio in Florida, the band's home state, was comfortable for all involved, who were at the top of their game and ready to give it their all. Things went smoother than ever, particularly on the guitar front thanks to Barrett and Rutan having "custom guitars built with longer scale necks to hold the proper intonation necessary for lower tunings," says Barrett.

Drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz named the record and his cohorts felt it was a great representation of the band. Subjects covered include fighting off hordes of zombies ("Chaos Horrific"), the selection of a random individual to be dismembered and sacrificed ("Summoned For Sacrifice"), and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking ("Vengeful Invasion"). The album artwork by longtime collaborator Vince Locke is also suitably CANNIBAL CORPSE-esque, featuring a chaotic tangle of the living and the undead, evoking the lyrics of the title track.

In advance of the record's release, today the band unleashes their first single and accompanying video for "Blood Blind." Elaborates Mazurkiewicz, "'Blood Blind' is about mass mutilations to reset the human race in a genocide that was embraced by the masses."

Adds Rutan, "'Blood Blind' was the first song musically that I wrote for Chaos Horrific. It all started with that funeral march of a first riff floating around in my head and it took off from there. Heavy and disturbing, it worked its way into an aggressive smorgasbord of depth and swirling darkness! I thought it would be great to collaborate so I had Paul add his lyrical stamp to it…"

Chaos Horrific will be available on digipak CD, deluxe box set (Dried Blood Marbled vinyl, 24p 12" booklet, puzzle, pin, poster and art print - limited to 1500 copies), cassette (limited to 500 copies), digitally, and on vinyl.


1. Overlords Of Violence
2. Frenzied Feeding
3. Summoned For Sacrifice
4. Blood Blind
5. Vengeful Invasion
6. Chaos Horrific
7. Fracture And Refracture
8. Pitchfork Impalement
9. Pestilential Rictus
10. Drain You Empty

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE's "Blood Blind" video, directed by David Brodsky of My Good Eye, right HERE.


A U.S. tour has also been announced and the dates for it can be see below!

Tour w/ Mayhem, Gorguts, Blood Incantation:

9/22/2023 Marathon Music Hall - Nashville, TN
9/23/2023 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
9/24/2023 The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, TN
9/26/2023 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
9/27/2023 Rebel - Toronto, ON
9/28/2023 L'Olympia - Montreal, QC
9/29/2023 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
9/30/2023 Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn, NY
10/02/2023 The Royal Oak - Detroit, MI
10/03/2023 Hard Rock Live - Gary, IN
10/04/2023 The Fillmore - Minneapolis, MN
10/06/2023 Mission Ballroom - Denver, CO
10/07/2023 The Depot - Lake City, UT
10/09/2023 Temple Theatre - Tacoma, WA
10/10/2023 Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
10/11/2023 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
10/13/2023 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
10/14/2023 SOMA - San Diego, CA
10/17/2023 The Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, TX
10/18/2023 The Factory - Dallas, TX
10/20/2023 The Eastern - Atlanta, GA
10/21/2023 Paristown Hall - Louisville, KY


BOYS LIKE GIRLS, the American rock band that stole hearts with their chart-topping hits, is back with a mesmerizing new single titled "LANGUAGE," released today. Following the success of their comeback track "BLOOD AND SUGAR" last month, BOYS LIKE GIRLS continues to captivate fans with their signature sound and heartfelt lyrics. "LANGUAGE" delves into the unspoken language of attraction, exploring the subtle cues and gestures that speak volumes.

Lead singer Martin, known for his candid and introspective songwriting, shares his thoughts on the intricacies of communication: "According to Google, there are around 6,500 languages in the world. I took French, Spanish, and Latin in school, but can barely get through asking where the toilet is in Montreal or Mexico City. I guess I’m a one trick American pony, and there are even some versions of English I barely understand. They say the two universal languages are mathematics and music. I suck at math, but I can tell you, having played some decent-sized shows in non-English speaking territories, that the latter is true for sure."

As BOYS LIKE GIRLS embarked on their global journey, Martin discovered the power of silent languages and nonverbal communication: "Through those travels, I've also learned that it’s the silent languages that say the most. Body language, love languages, the language of the spirit, and other nonverbal communications can be the deepest connections we have as humans. With the language of attraction, there tends to be a moment where you both figure it out. You know. You feel safe, you feel seen, you feel excited. You pray you're not crazy. A little touch, okay, you're not crazy."

"LANGUAGE" explores the intricate dance of attraction, capturing the diverse forms it takes for different individuals. From a playful smile to a subtle wink or a simple head shake, the song invites listeners to embrace their own unique experiences of connection and longing.

Check out the single HERE.


Swedish power metal masters BLOODBOUND are currently gearing up for the release of their much-awaited, new studio offering entitled Tales From The North. The band's tenth album will be coming out as a 2-CD digipak including a live CD, a strictly limited box set and coloured vinyl LPs on July 7, 2023 through AFM Records.

When it comes to defending the core values of timeless power metal and combining them with fresh stylistic variations and exciting stories, BLOODBOUND have always been fighting at the forefront. The six-piece has proven their versatility and inventiveness countless times. Following their much acclaimed, 2021-album, Creatures Of The Dark Realm, Tales From The North will unquestionable continue to enthrall the metal community!

As lead guitarist Tomas Olsson recently said: "’The songs are more fast-paced and closer to some of our earlier stuff like ’Moria’ and ’Nosferatu’, but have more complex arrangements. Compared to the predecessor ‚Creatures Of The Dark Realm‘ there are heavier guitars and some deeper sounding keyboards. We have also incorporated some traditional nordic folk music instruments to fit the concept of the album about the viking era. It`s still pure power metal but we’re trying to take it to the next level”
 Following four previously-released album singles, "Odin’s Prayer", “The Raven's Cry", "1066" and "Drink with the Gods", today, BLOODBOUND are presenting a music video for the album title track "Tales From The North"! Watch the new clip now premiering HERE.


German Death Metal band ABSORB has announced that the band guitarist Michael Koch has left the band. The band founder and guitarist Pfisty commented the news " After 5 years of working together, playing many shows and drinking many beers Michel has left the band. Take care bro and all the best to you". The band current lineup is Volker (Vocals ), Pfisty (Guitar), Huba (Bass) Jochen (Drums)

ABSORB, was founded as an intransigent Death-Metal-Band established since 1989 in Germany/Bavaria. The band released 2 demos and then in 1994 splitted up. In 2007 Pfisty and Jochen reformed the band and released a new CD „Dealing with Pain“. The band's last EP "Vision Apart" was released in September 2015. Right now the band is working on their new album which will be released at the end of the year.



Knocked Loose strike again with their visionary new Upon Loss singles – “Deep in the Willow” / “Everything is Quiet Now” - which are streaming now alongside its video directed by Eric Richter and front man/vocalist Bryan Garris.

“‘Deep in the Willow’ and ‘Everything is Quiet Now’ are a reminder that we are heavy, intense, and extreme,” Garris tells. “Some elements come and go, but those will never change. After ‘A Tear in the Fabric of Life’ we were inspired to see how much art we could incorporate moving forward - which led us to a style of video we’ve never attempted or approached. Taking myself specifically far outside of my comfort zone and pushing the boundaries on how I’ve been seen in the past was a creative experience I will never forget. This video wouldn’t be what it is without the collaboration with Eric Richter, someone we’ve admired for a while. And the songs wouldn’t be what they are without [producer] Drew Fulk, a new friend and creative ear in the entire process.”

The Upon Loss singles, “Deep in the Willow” / “Everything is Quiet Now”, are available across digital retailers today via Pure Noise. Check out the singles HERE.


Groove metal band PAST THE FALL just released their most recent full-length album "From Insanity's Ruin", as well as working upon all new music as well! The band discusses their music more, video releases, and perhaps doing some shows as well, below.


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

The inception of the band, and really its heart is built from a friendship between me (Will) and Thomas, We’ve known each other since we were 11 years old! We’ve been in and out of bands and played music around each other but eventually we decided to create Past The Fall and make something from both our styles. Thomas’s brother Matt is a really talented drummer and plays on all our records and we did our first tour with him, Matt doesn’t have time to tour due to his family commitments so we recruited our drummer Sebastain Fernadez to play all the live shows with us.

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

Well we wanted something nobody had to set us apart- so we knew it would have to more than just one word! Past The Fall just popped into my head (out of a shortlist of a few others that were not so good!) and it really felt it symbolized our desire to move past previous failures and troubles in life and other musical projects and forge anew. 

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

Me and Thomas both originally hail out of the cambridgeshire area and Thomas Lives in Cambridge now, so that's our local stomping ground. The scene has had a real resurgence in recent years, there's strong local support and great metal bands coming from there, check out Akkadian and Akilla!

4. How would you describe your style?

Groove metal, crossed with elements of melo death sprinkled with grunge and dollops of epic solos. 

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

We have a full length Album out now called ‘From Insanity’s Ruin’ and every song has its own unique calling card and it covers a lot of ground light to dark whilst remaining heavy throughout.

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

Yep! We're working on 3 new singles as we speak and the first should be out towards the end of this year.  

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

Well we have a lot of tour experience pre-covid touring the US EU and MEX as well as our neck of the woods in the UK. Post covid we were back out in 21 just in the UK rebuilding momentum into this year (23) so far we’ve had some euro shows and just played LeOFF Hellfest and will be playing Bloodstock UK for the first time on Sunday with Megadeth!

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

We’ll be releasing more singles and videos over the course of the next year, and moving onto larger festival stages with some international touring thrown in to keep us busy.

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

Best place to listen is Spotify, following the band page there helps us out so much. The best place for merch is out page www.pastthefall.com.

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

How different our music feels and how the songwriting is put up front and center before anything else- and hopefully just how hard it rocked haha!


 DARKFLOW is not like any other band out there. They are a band that is committed to show people not just the music, but the dark atmospherical flow of it. One of the band members Sean Horror talks with us about music, shows, and more!


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

Flow and Sean Horror were lost in a abyss of drogues and alcohol, being depressed as fuck, then all of the sudden they decided to create some music, so they can lift up their lives. So they did, and little by little they formed a band and little by little they start playing live and giving great concerts

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

The band name is a mixture of Flow’s name and Sean Horror’s dark style, so it sounded well, deep and “Spacey”. that’s how DarkFlow’s name was chosen to represent our band.

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

We in Switzerland have thousands of bands for such a little country hahahaha, there’s good quality and really dedicated musicians here, but the scene is hard, and it is really difficult to grow with your band, this is a country where musicians can’t just do that. But there are great bands with Swiss Quality label hahahahaha.

4. How would you describe your style?

We do Shock Rock, the mix between music (rock/metal) and theatre. So that’s what we say to everyone, that we are a Shock Rock act.

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

We have released two albums, and we’re happy for the result of our last album released the 5th of may. We worked with Andy LaRocque from King Diamond. and it was way too amazing to have done that job with him. Also we worked with Snowy Shaw who did the drums for the whole piece. So you can expect a good first album (called 6) and a great-super-cool 2nd album (Insane Circus). you can find it on Spotify, or everywhere in fact. Also you can expect a great solo from Andy !

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

We are going to start composing our 3rd album which we would really love to record as soon as we are ready. Also the idea is to work with Andy LaRocque with whom we have a nice professional relationship. But we will see how and when this is going to go.

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

Concerts inside Switzerland are easy to find, but for outside Swiss concerts we need a good agent, so we are in negotiations with several names, but we will give that information when we sign everything !

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

Trying to stay alive ( at least do our best), record as many albums as we can and get bigger and bigger so we can do more and more better shows !

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

You can listen DarkFlow in every streaming website, and if you want to buy our stuff here’s the link -> https://www.lapinblancmerch.com/shop?Cat%C3%A9gorie=DarkFlow.

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

That even if our music is theatrical, there’s a lot of reality inside ! And get well soon!


Two piece act POLYACHI does what they call "sludge punk" and with that they have released two EP's with an LP on the way as well. The band continues to just release music, it being a way of life for them. With this, the band discusses their music content and the future ahead.


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

POLYACHi is a 2-piece of cousins, Schuyler (drums/vox) and Des (bass/vox).  We are from La Crosse, Wisconsin and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, respectively.   In 2022, we started releasing music publicly and playing shows.  Our studio recordings and live performances feature guitar, piano, keyboards, and samples.  In the live context, that stuff runs through the house speakers and we perform the rhythm section and vocals in person.

Historically, Schuyler has played as a member of Singularity Warning, Of Conscience, and Relic.  Des has played as a member of Silver Lyning, TenTonHalo, and Mopium.

This project started in 2011 during a family event in Iowa City.  The two of us were discussing our bands, past and present, and the visions we held for ourselves and our art.  Our aunt overheard our conversation and told us to start a band.  We hadn’t considered it, due to distance, but decided to give it a go anyway because we did have a unified vision.  For about 10 years, we wrote music and recorded it on laptops, gradually developing our style and sound. During the Lockdown, we built a DIY recording studio and started learning the whole self-production process.  

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

At first, the band was called “Pagliacci.”  I (Des) chose this name for an industrial solo project during college and got a tattoo of it on my arm, basically, because I was afraid of getting complacent and quitting music.  The Pagliacci name came from Alan Moore’s comic, “The Watchmen,” though the origin of Moore’s reference is an Italian opera called Pagliacci.  Either way, the idea is the same:  a sad clown who feels alone while making others happy.  Alienation and masking are there at the origin of this band.

We’re now called POLYACHi, however, with the lowercase “i” in our band name (and song titles) to acknowledge the ego of that sad, masking clown.  The uppercase letters, every letter other than “i”, represent passion and power.  The phonetic spelling of our name was done partially to solve a Google problem of disappearing into search results about Pavarati, but there was purpose as well as practicality behind the change.  The prefix “poly” carries a lot of connotations about love and sexuality; two subjects about which we often write.

Ultimately though, the name of our band is weird and one-of-a-kind because that’s exactly what POLYACHi is.

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

We operate primarily from Cedar Rapids and, to some extent, La Crosse, but it’s probably most accurate to say we’re based in the Iowa City scene at this point.  Iowa City is the primary hub of interesting music in this part of the state, and Iowa City has a long history with punk, metal, and both of us.  The scene here is primarily DIY- and community-driven, with new bands and shows coming together constantly.

There’s an enormous volume of talent in this scene.  Some bands from here worth checking out include:  Aseethe, Dryad, Good Habits, Death Kill Overdrive, Ill Omen, Rational Anthem, Frontal Assault, Thought Wrong, and Necrotic Theurgist.  That’s far from an exhaustive list!  The scene here is outstanding!

4. How would you describe your style?

Sludge Punk is what we call our sound, as it stands today.  A lot of our previous work is fairly described in terms of being nu metal, prog, industrial, and/or grunge.  All of those influences remain in our work, but lately our tastes have broadened and deepened, and our style has drifted further and further toward punk.  At the same time though, we’ve been driving for heaviness in our simplicity and we’ve been laying down pocketed grooves that often have a rap feel.

At our core, we are whores for pop culture.  Most of our influences are from pop culture, be it acts such as Slipknot or Miley Cyrus or 2 Pac.  When we were younger, our influences were based more heavily in metal, such as 80s thrash and 00s nu metal, but those acts were all well represented in mainstream culture, so it feels like pop to us.  Over time, we got more and more into punk and emo and rap and almost anything 90s.

Our music is made to be like nasty auditory pop art, something bright and glaring and obviously critical in some way toward certain things everyone knows about.  At the same time, though, our pop culture style is informed by all the wild underground stuff in our scene, ranging from crust punk to grindcore and doom metal.  Basically, no matter what music we encounter, our mindset is to strip it for parts and incorporate it into what we are.  

A good example would be our upcoming single, ROME WASN’T BURNT iN A DAY.  We blend some 90s industrial and alt metal vibes with hardcore punk and death metal elements, Mr. Rodgers musical and lyrical references, and little splashes of ragtime and show tunes.  The song itself exists to mock American conservatives, MAGA, and the insurrectionist crowd, while providing solidarity to those of us living through and fighting against their cruelty.  

To make the release itself a piece of performance art, we’re putting ROME WASN’T BURNT iN A DAY out on the Fourth of July, a holiday which cannot be said to represent freedom in a country without bodily autonomy rights.  In contrast to obnoxious idiots stuffing their faces with hotdogs and lite beer on their day of performative so-called patriotism, we’re popping up to spray a bit of lemon juice in their eyes.  In so doing, we will have our own sort of Independence Day celebration.  And also probably some hotdogs.

So, our style is convention meets avant garde; a contradiction.  Sludge Punk seems to sum that contradiction up neatly.

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

As of right now (June 2023), we have a pair of EPs released online; EVERY LiTTLE BiT HURTS and THE SiCKNESS GETS WORSE.  The two releases form a split-LP or double-EP, depending upon how you decide to look at them.  In a nutshell, HURTS is a grunge-styled release about being sad and horny in the digital age and SiCKNESS is an industrial/prog EP which exists primarily as a way to externalize  a lot of personal horror I couldn’t continue to coexist with.  

Starting on July 4th 2023, we’ll be rolling out our first proper LP, THE BLUEBiRD OF NOTHiNGNESS, one single at a time.  The first single is ROME WASN’T BURNT iN A DAY, and we’ll follow up with new releases every few weeks over the next year.  BLUEBiRD, on the whole, is about us finding ourselves and our power in this cycle of pain and degradation known as late stage capitalism.  In an American culture on the brink of facism, THE BLUEBiRD OF NOTHiNGNESS is a quest for joy within an ocean of hate.

A listener can expect POLYACHi songs to evolve in their style and production over time.  The music is the soundtrack of our lives, and it grows with us.  Our approach to songwriting is totally raw and gloves-off.  If we mean it we say it, if we say it we mean it.  No matter how caustic or personally uncomfortable, we make the music that burns in our hearts.

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

Always.  Aside from THE BLUEBiRD OF NOTHiNGNESS, we’re also going to be releasing collaborations with pop singers and rappers, as well as some remixes and covers.  In the meantime, we’re already (and always) working on new material, which at the moment we are considering for an EP, possibly to be released as a split.  Because we’re able to record and release our music DIY, we put music out constantly.  Anyone who follows POLYACHi on Spotify or YouTube Music will get a consistent flow of songs, anyone who follows us on Bandcamp will get complete releases before they appear on other platforms.

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

For the next couple of months we are rehearsing and getting shows booked.  There will be at least a handful of POLYACHi events happening in 2023 throughout Iowa.  In 2024, we will be working on playing more shows on the road and setting up our first tour.  Right now, I don’t want to announce anything specific because some details are still being ironed out, but anyone who wants to stay in the loop can follow us on Bandcamp, join our emailing list, or keep an eye on our Insta.

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

We are going to make the best music we can and play the sickest shows possible until we are dead.  Music is a way of life for POLYACHi.  Even as physical impairments of advanced ageing set in, we will always find a way to make music and put it out into the world.  If our music produces no commercial success, we’ll keep doing it anyway.  If we do find commercial success, it’ll be because we kept it DIY.  Regardless of outcome, POLYACHi won’t stop making our own stuff our own way until one of us is worm food.  Even then, there’ll probably be new songs coming out for months afterward.

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

Our music is distributed to every streaming platform we’re aware of, such as Spotify, YouTube Music, Deezer, Apple, etc.  Merch is available at POLYACHi.bandcamp.com, at our shows, and in some Midwest record stores.  We also put up playlists from time to time on Spotify to promote shows or just showcase some sick bands from the punk and metal communities.  Here’s a link to everything:  https://withkoji.com/@POLYACHi.

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

A lot of our music is incredibly dark, and I think people misunderstand that to mean we must be overflowing with constant rage and sorrow and turmoil.  The reality is that making dark music is what allows us to smile and laugh and live our lives with joy.  Genuine self-expression is an act of rebellion, and it is cathartic.  When you listen to our music, when you wade through that misery, know that it is our pathway to living with purpose and love.  

And if you find yourself connecting with the darkness of POLYACHi, then the most important thing to remember is that you are not alone.


Nashville power-rockers THE PINK SPIDERS have revealed their third single, "Let's Go Home." The endearing and enduring summer anthem is the latest from the band's first album in 5 years, "Freakazoid," that's due out July 7th from Pure Noise Records.
Commenting on the single, frontman Matt Friction says:

“'Let’s Go Home' is the first Pink Spiders song to celebrate the low-key joy of skipping the party and the bad decisions and just kickin it at home with the ones you love. It’s a bit out of character, but we felt like it was time for an anthem to taking care of yourself and not waking up with regrets. This sign of maturity will likely resonate with fans and critics alike."

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "LET'S GO HOME": https://youtu.be/s8a4II9-CcQ.


Metal legends CAVALERA re-recorded SEPULTURA's first EP Bestial Devastation and first full-length album Morbid Visions which will be released on July 14th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Now, CAVALERA releases the lyric video for the second single, 'Bestial Devastation'.

Stream the new re-recorded single 'Bestial Devastation' here: https://cavalera.bfan.link/bestial-devastation-single.

Watch the lyric video for 'Bestial Devastation' here:


In celebration of their 40th anniversary last year, British thrash metal pioneers ONSLAUGHT reissued their latest three studio albums "Sounds Of Violence“ (2011), "VI" (2013) and "Generation Antichrist" (2020) as red 180 gram Vinyl editions in gatefold sleeve and a special anniversary edition of "Sounds Of Violence" as a 2-CD digipak including a bonus CD.

"It’s cool to hear the sonic assault of the title track from the last Onslaught studio album, Generation Antichrist, hitched up to the energetic visuals of the headline show that we put on for the UK’s Bloodstock Festival," the band comments. "It keys things off nicely for a new level of total aggression we’ve got planned for you all coming real soon…watch this space!”

A brand new music video for one of the colossal title tracks, "Generation Antichrist" is now premiering HERE!


Irish Death Metal band Necrotized released their debut album "Eternal Perversion". The release was recorded by Shane Corcoran in his home studio and mixed/mastered by Domo Dixon of Gama Bomb. The artwork by Paul Mc Carroll.

Check out the album linked below:


Necrotized was formed in 2015 at Kilkenny, Ireland as a two piece band. The band released the single 'Bloated Bag Of Entrails' the same year. Not long after this the members went their separate ways leaving Shane "Red" Corcoran (Guitar/Vocals) as the only member of the band. Necrotized is heavily influenced by old school bands such as Carcass, Desecration, Exhumed etc while also keeping the band's sound quite modern. 


UK based punk rock band The Young Hearts released their debut album ‘The Modern State’ 29th January 2021 and then almost immediately went on a 12 month hiatus. Over the campaign the band landed coverage with the likes of Alt Press, Triple J, BBC, Idobi Radio, 89FM, Kerrang, Rock Sound, BBC, BT TV and many other respected publications. The album also achieved official playlisting with Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Amazon Music, Pandora, Tidal, Youtube Music and more. The Young Hearts have previously toured and shared stages with the likes of Can’t Swim, Junior, Mallory Knox and more. The band will now release their new single ‘A Charmed Society’ and kickstart the cycle for their next album on June 16th 2023. Check out the video single over HERE.


Dream Theater have released an official music video for another song from their 15th studio album A View From The Top Of The World. “Answering The Call” is the fifth video released and another CGI spectacle created by longtime collaborator Wayne Joyner. The track has been a fan favorite from the latest album and will be making its way into the band’s set list on their upcoming North American DREAMSONIC tour. The video for “Answering The Call” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/4XX_EIfenpY.

Dream Theater is hitting the road for the final time in 2023 on the DREAMSONIC 2023 tour. The 29-city tour features special guests Devin Townsend and Animals As Leaders for a traveling progressive music spectacle. The tour kicks off June 16th in Cedar Park, TX and wraps up July 26th in Phoenix, AZ. Along the way, the trek will make stops in Orlando, FL (June 23rd); New York, NY (June 28th); Cleveland, OH (July 8th); and Denver, CO (July 15th) to name a few. Remaining tickets for all dates can be found at  https://dreamsonic.com.


Canadian Atmospheric Black Metal band Kraken Mare released their debut album "Towards the World Beyond". The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by the band in their home studio.

Check out the album linked below:


Kraken Mare was formed in 2017 in Vancouver, Canada by James (Vocals, Guitars, Drums) and Emily (Vocals, Keyboards) who wanted to create a new genre in Black Metal music describing it as “Cosmic Black Metal”, because they like playing music about space with Black elements in it.


Emotional rock outfit THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT are excited to share their take on Radiohead’s iconic debut 1992 single “Creep” with a riveting cover that showcases their theatrical and impassioned sound.

“Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ is a legendary song that has been loved for over 30 years,” shares vocalist Lee Jennings. “The track embodies what The Funeral Portrait stands for and is the perfect song to represent our fans, The Coffin Crew. It’s a song for the weirdos and the people who feel like they just don’t fit in.”

Jennings adds: “We have teamed up with The Hot Topic Foundation, a foundation that we hold close to our hearts, to release this cover. They work hand in hand with incredible organizations like Mental Health America and The Trevor Project. The Coffin Crew community believes in the many things that they stand for and are honored to be a part of their support.”

The single is out today, June 18, across all streaming platforms via Better Noise Music, listen/download “Creep” HERE. THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT are releasing the song in partnership with The Hot Topic Foundation, to further their support of non-profit music, art, LGBTQ+ and mental health organizations for youth and teens.


 ASKING ALEXANDRIA have today (June 16) shared the album’s electrified first official radio single “Psycho” along with releasing the vindictive, heavy-hitting track “Bad Blood across digital platforms.

“‘Psycho’ is one of those songs that is talking about when you feel trapped inside your own head, trapped by your own vices and your own downfalls,” explains BRUCE. “Whether it's being stuck in a relationship that doesn't work for you, or feeling like you can't stop drinking or doing drugs, or maybe you're stuck in a job that you hate, and you're just battling yourself in your own head wondering 'why am I still here? Why do I keep doing these things?'. Ultimately, at the end of the day we all feel a little bit crazy…a little bit like a Psycho. It's just a fun song that we can all relate to, and stylistically we thought to ourselves 'how do we make a song that sounds like it could live on the ‘Like A House On Fire’ album, but also like it could live on the ‘From Death to Destiny’ album?'. So musically, from a writing standpoint, it was a really enjoyable experience to meld those two eras of Asking Alexandria together and see what that might look like.”

 Stream both tracks HERE. Watch the “Psycho” music video below or directly via YouTube HERE.