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BLOODYWOOD COMBATS LOSS WITH CANINE THEMED MUSIC VIDEO “YAAD;” DONATES AMBULANCE TO ANIMAL SHELTER

New Delhi based Indian Metal Band BLOODYWOOD has released the official music video for their newest single, "Yaad." Shot in between the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas and urban India, the music video celebrates the universal human experience of love and loss through a moving story between a man and his companion dog.

“’Yaad’ (Hindi for ‘remember' or ‘in memory’) is about the power of accepting the loss of a loved one and moving on. The lyrics celebrate the permanent impact they have on us, reiterating the belief that we carry them in our best memories, no matter how far apart we may be, says Karan Katiyar, Bloodywood's Founder/guitarist, “I lost my dog 10 years ago and I still feel the loss to this day. I wanted the video to show the bond between a man and his dog to highlight its message.”




In spirit of the message within the song and video, Bloodywood funded the purchase of an animal ambulance for a local non-profit animal shelter called The Posh Foundation,…

CELLAR DARLING Announce "Lockdown" campaign starting on April 5th

Like many artists, CELLAR DARLING have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic and the associated lockdown measures and show cancellations. Rather than giving in or just asking for money without offering something in return, they've announced a campaign where they will provide exclusive content to fans straight from their own homes and rehearsal space, culminating in a live-streamed performance at Lucerne's Soundfarm Studio.

The campaign will begin on 5 April with a live Q&A session at www.cellardarling.com/lockdown-content

The live stream will take place on 3 May at 20:00 CEST | 19:00 BST | 14:00 EDT | 11:00 PDT | 15:00 BRT | 21:00 MSK | 03:00 JST | 02:00 SGT. Fans will be able to watch at www.cellardarling.com/live-at-soundfarm

Throughout the campaign, fans can contribute by donating directly to the band. The stream itself is 'pay-what-you-want' and will also be available for free for those who can't afford to contribute.

The band comment:
"There's no b…

PSYCHOSTICK Set to Distract & Lift Spirits with FREE, Live-Stream "Cabin Fever Concerts"! "Cabin Fever Concerts" Live Every Thursday at 5:00 pm EST

Legendary Comedy Metal Band PSYCHOSTICK are looking to relieve the anxiety and boredom of social distancing with a series of FREE, live stream "Cabin Fever Concerts" every Thursday at 5:00 pm EST. In true form, the foursome will be performing and interacting with fans in real time, providing a unique interactive experience!

The Chicago based rockers are also reminding music fans to continue to support bands by listening to streaming services, watching videos on YouTube, and buying merch online to support their favorite bands to ensure we all make it through by fighting back with humor, music, and cautious optimism!!

RELAX!

...and wash your hands...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzbAcndoHAI&feature=youtu.be


"We recently started poking around at the idea of performing over the internet, live, all while interacting with the fans and viewers. Our amazing fans showed up and supported us right back, and it's so amazing that this sort of thing can be done in such stra…

REVIEW: Blame The Sacred – 'The Path' EP

Blame The Sacred, a 5-piece rock band from Doncaster, South Yorkshire are set to release their new EP 'The Path' on March 27th 2020 which follows their 2018 debut EP 'Life Or Death'.

‘I Walk Alone’ has catchy driving riffs to open it with swaggering vocals and instruments to accompany. Vocalist Danny Porter has very authoritative vocals that add extra power to this hard-hitting opener, making for a brilliant start.
Changing direction ‘Hollow Ground’ is largely stripped back with melodic guitars with softer emotive vocals. Although it is slower-paced it is equally as strong especially through its passion and execution adding more depth.
‘Home’ picks up the pace again with crunchy guitars and seriously melodic riffs and beats, delivering a heavy slab of fine rock that will get you moving with its great grooves. There is no shortage of energy and enthusiasm from the whole band which translates wonderfully in their music and all members get their moment to shine particularly …

REVIEW: The Self Titled – 'Bear and Bulls' EP

The Self Titled are a heavy rock/metal quartet from Kent, UK. They released their latest EP 'Bear and Bulls' last year in 2019 which encompasses many rock elements.

Opener and title track ‘Bears and Bulls’ has a nice variety of vocals ranging from spoken rap to strong clean melodic ones and the instruments are equally as unpredictable and exciting. This exudes swagger and features great tones and distortion throughout adding to this massive sound. This is an intriguing start that leaves you eager to hear more and manages to pack a lot in before it ends.
‘Breathe Mix’ follows with assertive riffs and drums before soaring guitars really kick things off. It is faster-paced than the opener and makes for a fun motivating mosh rock track that will make you want to move especially with its Rage Against The Machine vibes present again.

'Disintegration' offers up a heavier darker metal inspired track with some nice distorted riffs and a different vocal style once more to portray t…

CRO-MAGS “The Quarantine Show” Full Live Stream Available

Announced on Friday, March 13, the Body Count/CRO-MAGS show at Webster Hall in NYC was postponed, leading CRO-MAGS founder/bassist/vocalist Harley Flanagan and crew (guitarists Rocky George and Joseph Affe, Garry “Gman” Sullivan on drums) hit SIR Studios on Sunday, March 15 and took their set online, now known as “The Quarantine Show.” Now the band delivers the full, multi-camera performance.

Watch CRO-MAGS “The Quarantine Show.”




"I am glad we were able to give you all a free concert in this time of quarantine. I would not have been able to do it without my team and I would like to thank them. These are the times we have to find new ways to help each other. We as people can't let the fear turn us against each other. Stay strong, be smart and stay safe!" - Harley Flanagan

Flanagan reflects on recent times and the importance of doing this show, “I am very unhappy that the show with Body Count this weekend was postponed by Governor Cuomo - I was really looking forward to it, …

TETHRA: Italian doom/death act drops new album ‘Empire of the Void’ via Black Lion Records

Italian melancholic doom/death quintet's third opus is now out (released March 20th) via Black Lion Records. Containing nine original numbers of elegant melodies and a dismal, doomy version of David Bowie’s masterpiece “Space Oddity,” the album focuses on the duality between what is hidden inside the depths of the human soul and the vastness sidereal space.

Download/Stream ‘Empire of the Void’:




Formed in 2008, TETHRA is a melancholic death/doom quintet based in Novara, Italy. Having two full-lengths and an EP under their wing, Tethra has gradually honed their gothic death/doom craft over the years, incorporating elements of progressive metal and plunging into the ravine of bleak melodies. Apart from sharing stages with the likes of Sepultura, Daylight Dies, Saturnus, Forgotten Tomb, The Foreshadowing, Swallow the Sun, Antimatter, Officium Triste, and Negura Bunget, the Italian group has played several live shows and festivals (including Malta Doom Fest) to date.

Tethra's new al…

IRIST unleash official video for new single 'Creation'

Breakout Southern metal band IRIST will release their massively anticipated debut album, Order of the Mind, next Friday, March 27th with Nuclear Blast. In a much-needed distraction, the band has delivered a colossal new single, 'Creation', and accompanying video that can be viewed here: youtu.be/q1w8B22JIiw



Although their record release show was cancelled due to COVID-19, IRIST’s new video for 'Creation' gives fans a taste of their incendiary live performance. Director Dan Almasy beautifully captures the song’s introspective spirit and powerful energy. “‘Creation' is an upbeat song on the surface, but it’s also meant to be meditative”, says guitarist Pablo Davila. “I think it somehow conveys a subtle “otherworldliness” that’s not easy to express. Dan Almasy did a great job of interpreting that vibe for us in this music video.”

Digging in further, the lyrical concept of 'Creation' is a profound exercise in self-reflection that peels away at the layers of a con…

MARKO HIETALA Reveals live video for track 'For You'

Recently, Finnish singer/ bassist Marko Hietala released his debut solo album "Pyre Of The Black Heart" via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band are pleased to reveal another live video for the track 'For You', that was recorded during their recent European tour.

Watch the live clip 'For You', here: https://youtu.be/XTuVCe_YEUs
Get your copy of 'Pyre Of The Black Heart' here: https://nblast.de/MarkoHietala-POTBH




Marko Hietala comments:
"Hi everyone!
What a sorry state we, the civilization on planet Earth, are in. Everyone everywhere feels it this time. For a lot of us, this has already become a personal issue in the worst possible ways. For my part, I’m just grateful that my lady got back to me from the other side of the world in time. There’s a trusted hand to hold in this isolation. I was lucky.

Patience, courage, strength & love to all.

Marko.

And here’s one more live video from Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland. This one’s 'For You'."

Regarding …

DIAMONDS ON NEPTUNE Release Single 'Erase'

Diamonds On Neptune have their next single to unleash, ‘Erase’, a track that is much more aggressive and is a knockout punch compared to their previous song ‘Catawampus’ released this past December. A fusion of genres, adding elements that can be recognized and interpreted in many ways, Diamonds On Neptune shuns sonic consistency and embraces sounds that paint a picture of an experience or a sensation that ranges all emotions; fear, anger, paranoia, euphoria, pride, and acceptance. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where they stand, but fans of A Day to Remember, Cane Hill, Billy Talent, and Avenged Sevenfold are sure to take a liking to them.

The band comments:

“This one is a rager, it’s unhinged and animalistic. There is less of a message we are trying to push here and more of a sensation, we hope the crowd will let loose and that chaos will ensue. We get asked about this one a lot and we are very excited to finally be putting it out there.”

Listen to ‘Erase’ HERE or below:



For those…

Flat Earth announce new single & re-scheduled tour dates

The new Flat Earth single "Draining by your flame" will be released 23 March 2020. Available through all major streaming services. Lyric video premier on Youtube 20 March 2020.

The video will be available via this link on the 20th March or below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0c8VWjZfms&feature=youtu.be&goal=0_4722c36409-77e0532399-85731087&mc_cid=77e0532399&mc_eid=b02e9ed394



"Draining by your flame" is about waking up to the situation where the never-ending party has turned a bit sour, and the toll of self-indulgence is getting way too costly. I feel like the actions of surprisingly many of my close friends have taken a turn into a lot worse in recent years, and this has forced me to harshly reconsider my relationship with intoxicating substances, my way of taking responsibility and setting an example. In the lyrics of the song the final decision towards recovery is being made thanks to that one person who against all odds has stood by your side …

Halifax’s TURBO Kick Nitro Rock Into Full Gear with Single ‘Alive’

Cruising in from the Canadian Maritimes is TURBO, brandishing their signature brand of potent “Nitro-Rock”. To introduce this onslaught of riffs and madness to the world, they are releasing their debut album “Fast As Fvck” later this year and kicking the party off with the single ‘Alive’.

Between them, the members of TURBO have played every loud-music genre there is to name and these experiences have worked together to shape the current sound with an emphasis on rock and punk. These genres formed the base for their planned debut full length, which TURBO explains in their own words:

“Fast as Fvck is a sort of homage to true rock and roll in its most vicious and visceral form. Each of the seven tracks hit like a swift kick to the teeth from a whole new angle of attack, but the assault is far from a mindless battering to the eardrums. The album ebbs and flows through different moods and subtleties with sophisticated craftsmanship.”

Coined as a gateway drug into the gritty rock-and-roll l…

REVIEW: Black Roze - 'Spiritual Hell'

Black Roze is a quintet from Kent, UK who incorporate many rock genres into their sound, giving them an interesting and appealing blend and their debut full-length album 'Spiritual Hell' highlights this perfectly.

Opener ‘Obscenity’ is extremely melodic throughout with an especially memorable chorus. This is a great way to open as it leaves you wanting more of this raw and exciting sound and singer Vixen soothes you with her pleasing vocals.

'Godz N Queenz' is heavier and far more sleazy but in a gritty and brilliant way, with catchy hooks and attitude packed vocals from vocalist Viixen who gets to show her diversity – this is a fun and hard-hitting track.

‘Soul On Fire’ is a fiery slow burner which appropriately features a lot of soul, especially through Vixen’s beautiful vulnerable vocals. This is very powerful and soaring, with ambient and bluesy guitars throughout. Towards the end, there is a great transition as it picks up the pace whilst remaining coherent and we…

I PREVAIL RELEASE ACOUSTIC VERSION OF HIT SONG 'HURRICANE'

After posting up nearly 200 million total streams on last year's sophomore blockbuster 'Trauma' and landing on the pages of Variety and beyond, two-time GRAMMY Award-nominated platinum rock juggernaut I Prevail reveal "Hurricane (Reimagined)." The Michigan outfit strips down its latest hit single 'Hurricane' acoustically, highlighting the poignant lyrics, vulnerable performance, and impressive songwriting. It illuminates another side of the Michigan group and exerts a different kind of power from the original.

Listen to the fan favourite song here.


"'Hurricane' is one of the most important songs on Trauma," the band shares.

"It was one of the first tracks we wrote for the album and it became a pillar in building the central message and sound we wanted to create. From the day we wrote it, there was a vision for a stripped-down version of the song that would allow us to explore more delicate instrumentation, production, and vocals. This …

Black Magma & One Eyed Toad proudly present: ERUPTION - A Special Charity Event

Black Magma announce ERUPTION; a very special charity event in support of Ehlers-Danlos Support UK! Featuring fire show, live music, comedy, sideshow, pole dance, and more, ERUPTION will take place on 30th March at FEST Camden. 
Black Magma is the UK's most creative fire performance group, yet all three members suffer from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Type III; an invisible connective tissue disorder without a cure, but with the right awareness and actions, it can be managed! 
Performances from: Black Magma  The Black Charade (My Chemical Romance Tribute Act)  Raze  Nyxx Nocturna  Ruby Dagger Jemma King  Ramonna Flo Finnsen Emily Rose 
Tickets available here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/eruption-black-magma-eds-ukfundraiser/fest-camden/1455369 

FEST Camden  The Horse Hospital Stables Market  Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London NW1 8AH

REVIEW: Molly Karloff – Supernaturalation EP

Molly Karloff is a hard rock/metal groove trio from Oxford/London who have just unleashed their latest offering in the form of their 'Supernaturalation' EP.

First up is the title track, 'Supernaturalation'which is hard-hitting with driving riffs to open and continues throughout. It is packed with attitude and angst, making it an infectious straight-up hard rock anthem featuring a swaggering slick solo to top it off, this is a strong and memorable start to the EP.

Latest single ‘She said’ again pulls you in immediately with its crushing riffs. This is slower paced than the opener but equally as powerful as it is soaring and well-constructed with another stylish solo highlighting the band's capabilities.

‘Do You Wanna?’ is a no-nonsense fast pace energetic track with passionate lively vocals and will make you want to headbang and singalong. ‘Do It Again’ follows and is packed with melody, catchy hooks and fiery vocals in what is their darkest musically and lyrically - y…

Dramalove Release New Video For 'WRITTEN IN THE STARS'

After last year's BBC Introducing several airplays and the "Best New Bands 2019" compilation cd feature on Classic Rock Magazine (November issue), the ambitious and exuberant alternative rock three piece Dramalove is back with a new single, "Written In The Stars". The track boasts catchy melodies, soaring vocals, punchy riffs and crushing grooves. Reminiscent of early Muse and Royal Blood, Dramalove have exploded onto the scene and are definitely ones to watch.


Check out the new video below:


"It's the first song I wrote when I've relocated to the U.K. 3 years ago, and I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to finally being able to share it with the world. According to the ancient books, the word Destiny has the same root origin of the word Constellation, like a path we have to discover step after step in life but that at the same time is already set the same second we're born. I've always been fascinated by such thoughts and it went dow…

Yard Of Blondes Release New Single & Video 'Lowland'

Emerging Los Angeles rock band Yard Of Blondes has released new single and video 'Lowland' from their debut album 'Feed the moon'.

The song is the result of a collaboration between Yard of Blondes and Billy Graziadei (from Biohazard) who produced the album. The one and only Mike Patterson (Nine Inch Nails, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beck..) took care of the mix, and Maor Applebaum (Faith No More) mastered the album.

It's a slower track than their 1st single 'you and I & I', but the darkness is still present...

'Lowland' depicts the dark place we always go to when we are distressed ; it’s the place where all our monsters live in, and it’s described like this: 'the sun never rises', 'drifted eyes in fear', 'scary palms shaking'

In the song, I feel I’m going back to that dark place, but this time you’ll accompany me to get me out of there, just like Orpheus going to get Eurydice from death, except here the roles are revers…

SET IT OFF- Release New Song 'One Single Second'/ Headline Tour This April

SET IT OFF have shared another new song, 'One Single Second.' Frontman Cody Carson spoke about the new song "For this song, I brought myself back to one of my worst memories of relationships I can remember — the first time I got cheated on by my first love. The entire song is basically telling the story of how I felt the connection fade and started putting the pieces together. It's got that angst, that aggression, that mysterious feeling of 'Do I know for sure?' 'Do I not know at all?' I think a lot of you have been betrayed like this before and this is the song you can hold onto to let it all out."

Listen to 'One Single Second' here or below.




The band previously shared two other new songs:

Listen to 'Catch Me If You Can' here.
Listen to 'So Predictable' here.

Set It Off return to the UK this April for their rescheduled headline tour.

You can see Set It Off supported by Lizzy Farrall at the following dates:

8th April Stylus, Lee…

IRIST - Meet the band everyone is going to be talking about in 2020

A few weeks back, Georgian metal quintet IRIST dropped a bombshell new single, 'Burning Sage' on an unsuspecting metal world and in its wake left the scene buzzing about one of the South’s most exciting bands to come along in years. In a new video released by the band, they’ve invited fans into their world to find out a little more about them and the nature of their sound. Meet the band below.

IRIST - INTRODUCTION TO THE BAND: youtu.be/Qyekg-tAE7U

Pre-order your copy of Order of the Mind here: nuclearblast.com/irist-ootm



Stream / pre-save / pre-add 'Burning Sage' and the album here: nblast.de/IRISTpreSave

Watch the video for 'Burning Sage': youtu.be/sYk7vOpLVgg



The framework for IRIST began in the summer of 2015 when South American born friends Pablo Davila (guitar) and Bruno Segovia (bass) conspired on a dream of finding success in music outside their native lands as iconic metal band Sepultura had done decades before. After relocating from their homelands to A…

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus set to release 1st new single in 2 years & Announce 2020 Tour dates

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are kicking off 2020 with the release of their first original new music since 2018, a nod to their emo roots called “A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Called LA.” . The track will be available on all major streaming services on Friday, Jan. 31st and is the first song off their forthcoming The Emergency EP, to be released later this year. The band has also announced a spring headlining tour, and several dates in Australia with Boys Like Girls (see below).



"A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Called LA" marks their first new release since 2018’s The Awakening. However, the band weren’t quiet in 2019, having shared a radio mix of one of the album’s tracks, “Shooting Star.” They also joined Hopeless Records’ Songs That Saved My Life Vol. 2 to share their cover of Thrice’s “Trust.”

Front man Ron Winter explains “This song was just really fun from the beginning to the end. It’s the story of how I met my future wife. As I was producing the lead vocal, the engineer tra…

BEHEMOTH Release music video for 'Rom 5:8'

Having released their most gripping album to date I Loved You At Your Darkest, BEHEMOTH return once again spread the word of the unholy. On January 24th, the band will release the I Loved You At Your Darkest Tour Edition - an obsidian gem in their discography, including the I Loved You At Your Darkest track listing with brand new, alternate artwork by Nicola Samori; plus an exclusive BBC Radio 1 session and unreleased documentary Thou Darkest Art taken from the band's career affirming art gallery exhibition in London last year. Pre-order the I Loved You At The Darkest Tour Edition here:
https://nblast.de/Behemoth-ILYAYD-TE

The band have released an official music video for Rom 5:8. The band comments:
‘‘To celebrate the monumental start of the SLIPKNOT European tour - we proudly present the official video for Rom 5:8. Ready your voices Legions, we shall need them!"
Check out the video here:
https://youtu.be/Uz5hTiDY48E



I Loved You At Your Darkest marked a milestone in the histo…