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Swedish Metal Band InSammer Release Single "Vampires"

  ‘Vampires’ by INSAMMER, is out now and available for streaming and downloading on all major platforms. The track is taken from the band's upcoming third full-length album, due in November 2021. The video for "Vampires" is premiered on August, 30 via YouTube. Directed by famous Turkish director Can Katipzade, the clip features frontwoman Vika in a role of a super-agent on a mission somewhere around the drug dealer’s mafia (starring all band members). Vika says: ‘Vampires’ is a very strong but yet very passionate track. Throughout the pandemic, me and Dennis were writing a lot of dark, philosophic meaning songs. We tried to write openly about the ups and downs of our lives. All of us are living in a world of illusions and lies, we betray and kill each other just to get a wealthy life. ‘Vampires’ is not a single about medieval horror blood stories but about everyday life with all the sh*t we face on TV, the Internet, magazines. Powerful riffs, heavy guitars and head crash

BRANDON BOYD releases "Petrichor"

  As a multi-disciplinary artist, Brandon Boyd uses all his senses to create. On his latest single, “Petrichor,” he highlights a sense seldom used in music as a metaphor… “I come from a place in the world where the sun is almost always shining, and as wonderful as that is, it does carry with it a kind of bias towards happiness and a constant stress around well being,” Brandon explains. “The irony of course is that it’ll drive you crazy trying to be happy all of the time. There is wisdom in sadness and grief, the kind of things we glean from “walking through the valley” can’t be replicated by merely speaking or reading about them, we need to be sad sometimes and enter darkened spaces in order to be more fully realized people. When it rains in Southern California, it’s such a rare event that it almost feels like we’re being invited to embrace the dark, weep for what is lost, and then emerge new and washed clean of those old feelings that were stuck on us and starting to rot in the punis

RIVIA Announces Their New Single ‘Wasted’ Exploring Motivation and Life Choices

  RIVIA are back with a bang, announcing their fourth independent single release, "Wasted". A song tackling the regret of not achieving your full potential. Everyone faces setbacks, especially musicians, and especially during the past 18 months. The boys in RIVIA are no exception, after their 2020 UK tour was cancelled, RIVIA has since released ‘Amsterdam’ alongside the Liverpool based independent label Big Condo Records. Now, the four lads from Liverpool announce their newest release, "Wasted". Taking the disappointment and frustration they felt after the tour cancellation, this is a song about striving to push for your greatest potential, especially when you feel like you have missed your chance to achieve it. Chris Ellis, 23, drummer, said “This song is for everyone who has decided to give up on music, or is thinking about it. Don’t! Please stick at it, too many people are leaving the industry”. Matt Sloan, 24, singer, rhythm guitarist and founding member of the

Hammerfest 14 is back in Great Yarmouth with Grave Digger, Primordial, Candlemass, Holocaust & Acid Reign for its 14th Round

  You asked, we provided. Hammerfest XIV is ready to rip its way through Great Yarmouth for its 14th run of some of the best Doom, Metal and Hardcore artists who are masters of their musical craft. By absolute fan demand, we are delighted to announce a return to the Whale Road where we take Hammerfest back to the heart of the "Angles" tribes and heartland (aka Camp HRH Great Yarmouth), where we create a sword storm and smash our shield walls together for a total metal mash-up of genres with more curveballs and surprises than anything else we do in the metal world! Hammerfest XIV is a must, as the last nine years have seen it sell out before the end of the current event, 9 months in advance! It's a metal maelstrom, it's the most popular and fastest-selling metal event we do. Even more, it's what everyone has asked us to do, during that Covid Blip. You don't wanna miss this will be the biggest and craziest yet! Hammerfest XIV goes to another level as we

Dig Lazarus release new music video for 'Time Froze' featuring Ally Dickaty of The Virginmarys

  Dig Lazarus have premiered a new music video for 'Time Froze' which features Ally Dickaty of The Virginmarys. This latest news proceeds the alt-rock trio's new album launch show this December with special guests SKAM and an acoustic set by Ally. Watch 'Time Froze' (official music video): “When writing the track ‘Time Froze’ we could hear Ally’s voice on the track, so when he agreed to record it for our new album we were over the moon. Supporting The Virginmarys on their recent UK tour was an absolute blast and a dream come true. The highlight was probably having Ally join us on stage to perform the song in Birmingham. Opening up for our favourite band every night was an absolute pleasure, we’ve so much love and respect for them. Having two incredible artists, SKAM and Ally, be special guests for our end of year album launch show in Leicester is amazing, it’s going to be an incredible last hurrah for 2021!” Buy tickets for Dig Lazarus / SKAM / Ally Dickaty live a

Malacoda Releases Lyric Video For "The Year Walk"

  Malacoda has released their brand new lyric video "The Year Walk". Check out the video below: Malacoda adds - "The Year Walk gives a good glimpse as to what the rest of this EP is about. It's aggressive, ridiculously over the top, and really friggin' dark. This is probably my favourite of all the songs we've released this year. Working with Michael Farina again behind the kit on this song was great- he always brings wacky ideas to the table that we have to try." Releasing December 3rd 2021 Dark Symphonic Metal Originally a recording project of multi-instrumentalist and music producer Lucas Di Mascio, Malacoda has persevered and grown throughout the years. Now a trio, the band is ready to unleash the conclusion to their trilogy of EP's that was written and recorded before the pandemic. Embark on the Year Walk.... EP Details: The Year Walk is the third EP Malacoda will release in 2021. Four more songs which build upon the band's symphonic sound


  Bang Bang Firecracker Debuts "Unleash The Devil" Music Video, the much anticipated official music video for the opening track on their latest EP, See Evil. The 7-minute monster track, Unleash The Devil, showcases a darker tonality. Its magnitude commanded an epic video with an intense narrative, reflecting the band's ambitions to continually set the bar higher. Kieron 'K' Berry founded the awesome collaboration for this cinematic production by joining forces with talented videographer Tim Paling and the band's official photographer Jess Boothroyd. Together they deliver a creative concept that is most definitely up another level in production value. Shot last month in the band's home town of Stoke on Trent, the project stars Fantasy Kawaii eGirl Francheska Alexandria Welbourn as the primordial she-demon, Lilith. Cutting between fierce live performances from the band members, the story depicts the occult power struggle between kings of hell and deviant que

Black 7 Release First official Video "Lift Up" from new album 'Look Inside'

  Black 7, the new instrumental metal project from Germany has released its first official video "Lift Up“.  The song "Lift Up" is from the album Look inside which was released on October 8, 2021. Powerful riffs, catchy melodies, orchestral arrangements and a lot of variety can be expected from Black 7 on this album. Influences like Satriani, Dream Theater but also Iron Maiden and Incubus can be found in the music. Black 7 is a project by Lars Totzke, a guitarist from Hanover, Germany. After a break of several years, Lars processed a lot of influences with his first solo album. From hard rock, heavy metal to acoustic and atmospheric parts with voices and unusual instruments. "Melodic Instrumental Heavy Rock - that's the best way to describe the music of Black 7. Rooted in the 80s and 90s of rock and metal, a musical language of its own was developed." Check out the video for "Lift Up": Official Website: All streams: h

As Within, So Without Release New Single "Like The Wind"

  As Within, So Without releases their next single/video "Like The Wind" from their forthcoming album Salvation. Their first single/video release "My Revelation" was well received. Following their dream to write and perform As Within, So Without (AWSW) has built a community, a family where the passion for music and unity under their metalcore sound has only made them better. Their message comes from the heart and their music plays a significant role in their genre. Their listeners know it, the band knows it, and now the universe hears it. AWSW has played all over the NorthEast region with bands like Attila, All That Remains, Secrets, Silent Planet, Escape the Fate, and many more bands. Check out the video for "Like The Wind": "Our new single "Like The Wind" explores the feelings and trauma of one of your parents or parent figures leaving you at a young age. The lyrical content is very personal to some of the members of our band and the m

Exodus 'Persona Non Grata' Guitar Book Now Available for Pre-Order

  SubLevel Records is proud to announce the brand new Exodus “Persona Non Grata Guitar Book,” featuring guitar tab and notation for all 12 killer songs from the new Exodus album! All songs were transcribed note for note from the original recordings by Heathen/Exodus live guitarist Kragen Lum and Ernie Ball's Match the Master award winner Evan Bradley. Learn how to play the songs exactly as the band plays them with these 100% accurate transcriptions! Presented in 2 guitar format so you can learn to play every riff and solo just as Gary Holt and Lee Altus (plus guest solos by Rick Hunolt and Kragen Lum) played them on the album. 262 pages. Print Edition. This Deluxe Print Edition of the book also includes an Exodus Persona Non Grata guitar pick and 2 sided bookmark set plus a Digital Copy of the guitar book in PDF format. The Deluxe Print Edition is only available through SubLevel Records! Songs Included: Persona Non Grata R.E.M.F. Slipping Into Madness Elitist Prescribing Horror T

Pop Punk Band CHIEF STATE Debuts New Standalone Single "Metaphors"

  Vancouver, BC pop-punks Chief State have just released their new single "Metaphors" via Mutant League Records. The standalone single serves to tide fans over until their debut full-length, which is due out in 2022. Nik Pang of Chief State says, “Metaphors is about being in a really dark place, but not knowing how to communicate that to your loved ones. Instead of saying what you mean, and exactly how you feel, it’s easy to gloss over it and be super generic and vague.” This is the first new music from the band since the release of the band's 2020 breakthrough 'Tough Love", which resonated with media and lovers of the genre alike. Check out the lyric video below:

INFRARED Release Video For “No Master, No Gods” Off Latest Album “From the Black Swamp”

  Canadian thrash act Infrared has a new video out for their track “No Master, No Gods”, which comes from their recently released album “From the Black Swamp”. Birthed back in 1986, their music is an experience that brings the listener back in time to the 80s, but with an ever so slight hint of modern metal bolstered by solid, high-quality production. Infrared starts with a riff, from which the rest of the music spawns. The songs may have an energy that conveys a certain feeling which can lead to a lyrical topic or sometimes they just come up with a cool song title and then write lyrics to go with it. They share their thoughts on the energetic and fast “No Master, No Gods”. “With blistering drums and riffs coupled with mid-tempo verses and slow grinding choruses, No Masters, No Gods is about the power of truth. When you have it, you will bow to no one; not to gods, profits, leaders, or even people in your interpersonal life.” Watch “No Master, No Gods” at


  As people across the northern hemisphere brace for winter, Canada’s Exes For Eyes are releasing a new single, the aptly named “The End Of Summer”. This will be the first music released from the band since 2019, and they are eager to get back into the ears of fans. Featuring Björn Strid of Soilwork, the idea behind the single was to question our integrity as a species. “Do we as western humans have the ability to toughen up? Or are we basically just fucked on a biblical scale?” Exes For Eyes continue to explain the track: “It can be heavy, it can be subdued, it has tension and release, and a few good old-fashioned earworms. Having Björn onboard has only solidified that this is a song with something special. When we sent him the pre-production, he instantly knew this was a song that had substance. “Your best work” he called it. It has the ability to uplift you to euphoria, and the bottom will instantly drop out, leaving you wondering what exactly happened and looking for a repeat play.

Napalm Death Dive Into Hammerfest 13

  Still a lot of covid chaos out there across Europe and now we see Lordi as the latest band to reschedule their tour to 2023. A real shame but at least they will be back with HRH at a future event. Napalm Death will now be performing in their hometown of Brum as part of their new tour which also sees Doom and Siberian Meat Grinder joining the HF13 ranks. Hammerfest 13 is rammed with bands with all 3 stages operating all day from when the doors open so make sure you get in early as there will be soo much to see. Get tickets here:


Los Angeles based instrumental death/doom metal band, Sordes Dominum , have released their new single, “Verecundiam” on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music - listen to the song, and watch the music video, on YouTube HERE “Verecundiam” is a music video that pushes the envelope within the metal scene. With haunting instrumental riffs and hard-hitting overtones in the single, producer Alex Crescioni has created a new wave of instrumental heavy metal that is both diabolic and powerful. Sharing on the band’s unique tuning, Alex states... “We are an instrumental doom metal project with a bit of an odd tuning. It's double drop E, with the lowest string an octave below standard E on both guitar and bass. The tuning is (E A E A D G B). We aim to use horror themes and atmospheres on top of punishing riffs in each song.” With influences from the members of the band deriving from Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Rob Zombie, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Korn, Sordes Dominum

FRACTURES & OUTLINES Despise Covid Times In New Music Video For Single “Vultures”

  It’s been a tough year for many bands during the age of Covid, but it has also been a source of inspiration for artistic expression. From lockdowns to friends and family unable to see one other, Gatineau, QC’s FRACTURES & OUTLINES are showcasing their disappointment with the world by sharing their take on the current events with their new single and music video “Vultures”. The track is a hard-hitting mosh anthem that fulminates the band’s frustration towards the current state of the world and their anger concerning seeing people around them falling for misinformation and conspiracies. As you listen, you can hear a blend of musical elements similar to early Silverstein and heavy-riffing like A Day to Remember. The band explains the track in further detail: “Vultures is our first step into the world of modern metal. We’re transitioning from our post-hardcore sound to a more polished version of ourselves, delivering our frustration through what we believe is one of our best tracks y


Ventruss release their metal single/video "Serpent"  with MVK Music Group . A hefty helping of sharp-cutting guitar work slithers its melodic waves and tells a story. With the engagement of video work, lyrical content, and incredible instrumental positioning, every part of "Serpent" begs to confirm - Ventruss is a modern metal rock band to follow. "Serpent" builds and delivers a complete statement. Previously released songs from their up-and-coming album in 2022, "Sentiment" , and "Talledega" , have been well received in the metal/hard rock world. With their final single/video release "Serpent" from their upcoming EP titled 'Serpent' their listeners are having their metal needs well taken care of. Be sure to watch for Ventruss's new EP in 2022!   Check out "Serpent" below: "Every story has a villain. And unfortunately, the way they become the villain is by gaining power. The title "Serpent"

_ECHOSEVEN releases second single 'Every-Thing'

  New Brunswick, Canada - Hot on the heels of their first label release, _ECHOSEVEN have released their second single on Curtain Call Records entitled “Every-Thing” today 22/10/21. “Every-Thing'' was originally released by_ECHOSEVEN in 2020 in Canada with a “Redux” version released in early 2021. This rerelease will showcase a new mix with a Modern Rock / Metal sound and new visuals by Productions North of Seven out of Ontario, Canada. The single will be serviced to US, Canadian and UK Radio outlets. This version will be the last incarnation of this track. In a short description, "EVERY-THING" is _ECHOSEVEN committing to their new sound: a blend of hard rock/metal riffs, haunting melodic vocals, hard-hitting drums while keeping the introspective lyrical message about personal discovery, perseverance, and overcoming life challenges. A combination that will appeal to current fans and gain the attention of new ones. _ECHOSEVEN is a female-Fronted Hard Rock, Alternative M

KULICK Releases New Single "The People I Know (Don't Like Me)"

  Rising modern pop-rock act KULICK has debuted "The People I Know (Dont Like Me)" the second single off his forthcoming EP 'Everyone I Know Will Die,' due out in 2022. Kulick says "This is a song about not fitting in with who you’re around and being very aware of it." Check out the official lyric video for "The People I Know (Don't Like Me)" below: Kulick will be heading out on the road supporting The Spill Canvas on the band's fall headline tour. Dates kick off November 4th and run through November 21. Tickets for all shows are now available at . The tour follows on the heels of his recent series of headline shows earlier this month. An artistic visionary, singer-songwriter, producer, audio engineer and lover of life, Kulick continues to mesmerize music fans with an ever-growing catalog of deeply personal, yet relatable songs that combine his roots in heavy rock music with ultra-catchy pop melodies, resulting in a


  As Within, So Without is a 4 piece Metalcore band hailing from Westchester County, NY. Their recent single/video release "My Revelation" is now available. The band started as four friends with a dream, who love music. AWSW is very passionate about music and this new single along with their upcoming sophomore album brings a strong message of positivity through hard times. The band is a big believer in positivity, acceptance, and love for all people. The four bandmates have been friends for a long time and all the friends and brothers via AWSW have brought has only made them closer like a tight-knit family. AWSW has played all over our North East region with bands like Attila, All That Remains, Secrets, Silent Planet, Escape the Fate, and many more bands we look up to. The main goal as a band is to build a community for their listeners to feel like they can be heard. Making friends with like-minded individuals, creating great music to rock out to, and building a strong commu

TITVN Release New Single "Unholy Beast (The Revenant)"

  TITVN is a 5 piece metalcore band based out of Sacramento Ca, who is influenced by classic metalcore bands such as Killswitch Engage and Bullet For My Valentine, but with a modern flair. The band have just unleashed their new single “Unholy Beast (The Revenant)”. “Unholy Beast” is about the confrontation between two characters from the popular video game “Apex Legends”. The lyrics were inspired by the point of view of the character Revenant and what he faces when going against Loba, the female character that is out for revenge against him for murdering her family. The instrumental aspect of the song was driven to be fast, heavy and make listeners feel the anger that Loba feels throughout her journey of having Revenant's voice stuck in her head and seeing him all around her. Check out the single and video below: For more on TITVN visit:

The Difference Between Release Haunting New Single "Cold Comfort"

  Ever since their respective bands toured together in 2017, guitarist Chris Wethington (of Softspoken) and drummer Cody Frain (of A Scent Like Wolves) entertained the idea of writing together in a new project. Four years later, after touring across the world, racking up millions of streams, and releasing Billboard charting albums separately, their ideas and talents have come together to create the perfect blend of progressive metalcore grooves and beautifully dissonant melodies. Giving a voice to the music is Chris Roberts - the original vocalist of (formerly) post-hardcore band Emarosa (then also known as Corsets are Cages). Roberts played a large part in writing the first versions of most of the songs that would end up on Emarosa's breakout EP "This is Your Way Out", but parted ways with the band to see success in two other regional acts (The Revival Sound, Take Me Home) before taking a break from performing. Having shared the stage with Roberts while in his first band

Gothic Metal Act Malacoda Announce New EP 'The Year Walk'

  Originally a recording project of multi-instrumentalist and music producer Lucas Di Mascio, Malacoda has persevered and grown throughout the years. Now a trio, the band is ready to unleash the conclusion to their trilogy of EP's that was written and recorded before the pandemic. Embark on the Year Walk.... 'The Year Walk' is the third EP Malacoda will release in 2021. Four more songs which build upon the band's symphonic sound first explored on 2016's Ritualis Aeterna. Long time collaborator Michael Farina returns to play drums on select tracks, as well as Ryan Claxton (Tulip, Living Dead Girl) and Andrew Suarez (ex-The Slyde). The haunting album cover was made by the extremely talented Stefan Skjoedt. Featuring Gabriel Guardiola (Immortal Guardian) on the track Beaten Path as well as a stellar mixing and mastering job by Jeramie Kling (The Absence, Inhuman Condition, Venom Inc.), The Year Walk encompasses everything the band sought to achieve with this direction

MATRIARCHS Unleash Explosive New Single/Video "Ascendancy"

  By having a well-defined background in the U.S. Metalcore/Hardcore scene MATRIARCHS wants to strengthen its position with every song they release. 'Ascendancy' is the first song of this explosive puzzle called "The Shape Of C#nts To Come". The effervescent combination of both NU-Metal and Metalcore elements only adds points to the technicality chapter that makes you think of new expressions less explored by the band. However, it does not overshadow or alleviate the aggressiveness and constructive dynamics MATRIARCHS has displayed so far. 'Ascendancy' is an explosive introduction to what MATRIARCHS' sound will be heading. It remains to see. Anyhow, this first chapter will make you want to browse and listen to all the other songs that will follow. 'Ascendancy' VIDEO: MATRIARCHS is a metallic hardcore band formed by Ben Levi (Cutthroat, Fate Destroyed) in Los Angeles in 2012, inspired by his affinity for Beat Down and

Sunflower Dead Re-Imagines The Classic INXS 1987 Hit "Never Tear Us Apart"

  Sunflower Dead, the infectious active rock band from Long Beach, CA, has released a new song “Never Tear Us Apart” today. A cover of the 1987 hit by INXS. The song is also the third single from the band’s upcoming fourth album March Of The Leper, due out March 2022. Michael Del Pizzo on why they are covering this particular song "SFD really doesn’t like doing covers. I guess we are too lazy to learn how others correctly play their songs which is funny because our new cover of INXS’ Never Tear Us Apart is our second cover in 4 albums. Go figure! We did The Police’s Every Breath You Take on our debut album and to this day it remains one of our most requested songs and it had no radio play, no video and no promotion. For us to do a cover we have to completely rewrite our way. To do that, we have to be inspired by some kind of killer idea (in our heads at least) in a direction to take the song. With Never Tear Us Apart, we started talking about doing this back in 2014 because w