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HRH AOR 9 HITS MANCHESTER BY STORM WITH STEELHEART, GOTTHARD, HEAT PLUS MORE ON ITS 9TH MELODIC CRUSADE

  The dates of this new super HRH AOR 9 line-up will be 18th-19th June 2022, at O2 Ritz in Manchester. Honing in on the authenticity of the AOR brand, this venue will be hosting an incredibly strong and bold line-up of music with HRH AOR coming back in total style! We are back and officially in the full HRH Calendar at full capacity after an 18-month blip. This is going to be a sensational event turned all the way up to 11! Better still Earlybird full weekend tickets are priced at only £35 per person, £55 Royalty if you want the seated balcony, private bar etc and both with no booking fees… But this only applies for 5 days and finishes at midnight this Sunday 8th August where they virtually double, if there is anything left, as the whole event is already 68% booked with Veterans pre-sales. If you're not from the area, hotel packages start from £130 per person for 2 nights hotel, BB basis including weekend passes….not loads left so best to take advantage of this sooner rather than l

Hell & Hollar Release New Single/Video "Siberian Hunter"

  Rock band HELL & HOLLAR are back with their latest single/video "Siberian Hunter" with The Label Group. An idea born on a three-string guitar found in a local dumpster many years ago was enough for this band to encapsulate their neural efforts and form the perfect conjunction to bring a mythical transcendental story into a musical work of art on multiple levels. The blending of this triangular junction came in the form of lyrics, songwriting, and animation. "Siberian Hunter" takes you sonically and visually on a trip. "Siberian Hunter" came to us through the band's bass player Johnny Dusko. He wrote the music long ago on an old three-string guitar he had found in a dumpster. When Johnny first showed us the song we knew it was for Hell & Hollar. He had already named the song "Siberian Hunter", this inspired lead vocalist, Blake Burn's lyrical content and deep tundra vibes. Nate Largent added his touch on the drums and then we

Transnational shoegaze/experimental trio healthyliving (Maud the moth, Falloch) share video for “until”

  healthyliving is the project of long-time collaborators and friends Scott McLean (Falloch) on bass, guitars, and production, Stefan Pötzsch on drums, and Amaya López-C (Maud the moth) on voice and lyric writing. The shoegaze/alternative trio released their two-track release, until, last month on digital/streaming platforms. Check out the video for 'until' below: “‘until’ was the first track written for the band, this was before we had any defined idea of what we were going to be doing as we hadn’t discussed the direction of the band before we had any music; it was informed on reacting to each other’s expression rather than a fixed direction,” shares Scott (bass, guitars). “Although ‘until’ is very different from ‘below’ they are both developed in the same emotive world but we are just responding to it in a different way, with ‘until’ being far more aggressive and ‘below’ having a much more introverted feel.” “For this video I tried the same approach as for ‘below’, but t

Finnish Hard Rockers MegaSnake Reveal Second Single 'Shame on Me'

  The Finnish power quartet MegaSnake has released their sophomore single "Shame on Me". The band's line-up is singer Richard ”Tipe” Johnson (Leningrad Cowboys, Gringos Locos, Apocalyptica's live line-up), Drummer Twist Twist Erkinharju (Peer Günt, Leningrad Cowboys, Los Bastardos Finlandeses), Guitar player Samuel Hjelt (Kings of Modesty, ex-Ancara) and bass player Henrik Tuura (Kings of Modesty, Killer Kachina) Check the music video: https://youtu.be/a3vMGpy4D2A Shame on Me: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3rSKVDb Bandcamp: https://megasnake.bandcamp.com/ Apple Music: https://apple.co/3rHRurK Amazon: https://amzn.to/3iXWO6w Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/243276332 Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/190495457 The second single starts off where the first single "Sun Don't Shine" ended - with Twist Twist Erkinharju's masculine baritone voice. After the countdown it's time to roll again. The lyrical theme is "big brother is watching

Backdrop Falls releases a documentary behind the process of making the record “There’s No Such Place As Home”

  As they’re about to get into the studio, Brazilian punkers Backdrop Falls have just released on their socials a mini doc, entitled “There’s No Such Place As Home Documentary”, where they go back and discuss pretty much everything about their first full-length and how it came about. The mini doc features each band member’s perspective on how the creative process of the songs took place and how the album itself came into being. They talk about songwriting, artwork, music videos, the reception that it has received overseas as well as what the band personally represents to them. Following the release of Big Lie’s music video, the documentary should end the cycle of the band’s debut album as they have currently been in the studio working on their upcoming effort, to be announced soon. Backdrop Falls is formed by Matheus Collyer (guitar/vocals), Rafael Neutral (guitar), Roger Capone (drums) and Ilton Tiger (bass), long-time musicians of the Latin American punk rock scene that have already

THE BLUE PRISON share new song + video “Kaleidoscope”

  Instrumental progressive metal duo THE BLUE PRISON have filmed their first ever official music video and are premiering "Kaleidoscope" from their upcoming self-titled album. Watch and listen to "Kaleidoscope" here or below: https://youtu.be/_P18gwjicIY Slated for release September 17, 2021 on Metal Assault Records; The Blue Prison will be available on digipack CD and on all digital music platforms along with exclusive merch bundles. Pre-orders for the anticipated debut launched today and can be accessed on THE BLUE PRISON bandcamp page now at: theblueprison.bandcamp.com . All pre-orders include an instant download of "Kaleidoscope." Signaling a bold leap forward in their artistic evolution, the exceptional duo unveil the next chapter in their creative story with the release of The Blue Prison. The ten track album features four brand new songs, newly mastered versions of two singles and one song from all four EP’s previously released by the band. Mixed

INHUMAN CONDITION Release Teaser Video For Their “Tourantula” East Coast US Tour

  Florida death/thrash trio INHUMAN CONDITION release a teaser video for their first tour supporting their recently-released debut album Rat°God. The band has teamed up with Nice Guy Booking for an East Coast US run of “Tourantula”, kicking off on September 4th in Orlando. Support on the tour will come from Chicago-based death metal/black metal band CRUSADIST. Tickets will be on sale soon. The teaser can be viewed here or below: https://youtu.be/F8U00FxBaD0 Tourantula 2021 East Coast Tour dates: Sept 4 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub Sept 5 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 Sept 7 - Richmond, VA - Another Round Bar Sept 8 - Wilmington, DE - Bar XIII Sept 9 - Baltimore, MD - Shamrock Inn Sept 10 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz Sept 11 - Staten Island, NY - Mother Pugs Sept 12 - Albany, NY - Empire Sept 13 - Providence, RI - Alchemy Sept 14 - Turtle Creek, PA - Sub Alpine Sept 15 - Canton, OH - Buzzbin Sept 17 - Atlanta, GA - Vision Studios Sept 18 - Gainesville, FL - High Dive Sept 19 - Tampa, FL -

Monosphere Release New Single & Video "The Puppeteer"

  “The Puppeteer” is the beginning of a new era, revealing Monosphere’s sound in the heaviest, rhythmical focused and most emotional way ever! “Oppression” – there’s no feeling that fits the intro to "The Puppeteer“ any better. After an atmospheric and dense introduction, Monosphere reveal a sound full of energy and explosiveness that busts up the chains of their sounds and sets free their captivating narrative. “I can feel the power. I can feel the reign. I am pulling the strings. I am The Puppeteer!” "The Puppeteer“ is a track that convinces on Monosphere’s modern post-metalcore sound. Melodic, rhythmically approaching and technically skilled riffing showcases the band’s most matured sound to date. The detailed and meticulously crafted chains of reoccurring melodies and repetitive rhythm sections create mesmerizing vibes, which are well supported by the futuristic music video. The audiovisual aesthetics in between Tool, Meshuggah and Amenra support Monosphere’s vision of a

Ben Blutzukker Releases New Song 'Sands of Time' Inspired By Masters Of The Universe

  German metal/rock musician Ben Blutzukker has just unleashed his new single 'Sands Of Time' in line with the Masters Of The Universe show reboot, Ben has processed the story of "Das Todestor" from the old He-Man radio play cassettes in new song "Sands of Time". Download and stream the new song here: https://ben.blutzukker.com/SandsOfTime/ For more on Ben Blutzukker's music visit: https://ben.blutzukker.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BenBlutzukker/

Smoking Martha Release Fun 70's Retro Video 'Good Girls'

  The aptly named eclectic Aussie rock punk outfit known as Smoking Martha has released a brand new music video for 'Good Girls'. The scorching single is the lead track from their forthcoming second studio album 'Universe'. Watch 'Good Girls' (official music video) - https://youtu.be/4wWX_K-tZtw Vocalist Tasha D says, “‘Good Girls’ is the fun, energetic, side of our music. We have a fast punk background and this is in full force on this new track!" The video's visual lean even further into the fun energy of the song, "we went with a bit of a retro 1970s feel, and what’s more energetic than a hot roller disco girl doing rad tricks?! Working with videographer Tyson Lloyd in bringing the action to life was so much fun!", says Tasha. Brisbane's Smoking Martha have built up a strong cult following across the UK, Europe and Australia with their high energy debut album record ‘In Deep’. The band has been burning through music venues with cru

New Irish Rock Band, Future Lows Release New Single 'Ghosts'

  Future Lows are a new Irish rock band that formed last year, and they have just released their new single 'Ghosts'. Check out the video for 'Ghosts' below: Future Lows new single 'Ghosts' is dynamic, exciting and scarily catchy. Listen to the new single here:  https://open.spotify.com/track/0taNeL9oFhnfxxefeGEqUD?si=19db811bc6cc41b1 Check out their debut single 'Broken' also below:   For more on Future Lows: https://www.facebook.com/futurelows

International All-Stars Project ACT OF DENIAL Release New Single 'Your Dark Desires', Feat. Ron Thal Bumblefoot

  Today, July 19th, International All-Stars melodic death metal project ACT OF DENIAL premiere their 5th and last single 'Your Dark Desires' before the debut album 'Negative' comes out on August 13th, via Crusaders/Golden Robot records. 'Your Dark Desires' is featuring one of the biggest heavy and rock star Ron Thal Bumblefoot (Guns N Roses,Son of Apollo) on the guitar solo. Watch Ron Bumblefoot Thal announcing "Your Dark Desires", here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TiJvmkbL2lU    Stream "Your Dark Desires", here: https://youtu.be/yBKSg6kJH-Y    Björn on 'Your Dark Desires': "'Your Dark Desires' is about inner struggle and being able to separate inherited angst and self inflicted mental pain - once you've learned, you can move on and feel much stronger. The song is motivational and about acceptance." Luger adds: "Finally! We can't wait for that the album to goes out.This means so much to us. M

WORMWOOD release video for “The Gentle Touch Of Humanity”

  Wormwood's new music video won't leave you untouched Wormwood's second single and video "The Gentle Touch of Humanity", the last grand epos from the upcoming album "Arkivet", has arrived. NINE (Lead Vocalist) comments "Keeping with the bleak theme of the album, this video is no different. We're all taking part in the destruction machine called Humanity. An unstoppable force uprooting the essence of the earth and planting seeds of disease". The world watches in apathy as the heart is being ripped out from its core and a continental-wide scar stretches throughout everything we know. The Gentle Touch of Humanity is what our tired and dead eyes watches from the temporary sanctuary we call our home. Nothing can be done, the wound is too deep, let's hope nature goes out with a fight. The video might not be for everyone but it will make you feel something. Viewer discretion is advised. Tracklist 1.The Archive 2. Overgrowth 3. End of Mes

Crystal Lake pay homage to fallen musical heroes with ferocious new single 'Curse'

  Japan's biggest metal export to come along in years, CRYSTAL LAKE, is paying their respects to music's fallen heroes with a pulverizing new single titled "Curse" today with SharpTone Records. The track is available now for streaming and the official video can be viewed below. Commenting on the single, vocalist Ryo states: "'Curse' is about the legacies that legends in the music industry who passed away. They fought for music. They still make us dream to this day. I'm always grateful to them so I wanted to pay homage." WATCH THE VIDEO & STREAM "CURSE": https://shrptn.co/curse Formed nearly two decades ago, CRYSTAL LAKE has become one of Japan's most prolific and revered heavy bands with 5 critically acclaimed albums, including 2016's groundbreaking record "True North" and 2019's breakout release "Helix." In recent years, the band has performed sold out shows throughout North America and Europe

Canadian Stoner/Doom Act Slowpoke Announce Debut LP, Release Album Teaser

  Slowpoke’s self-titled debut runs the gamut of heavy genres. It features epic, psychedelic passages that transition to fast punk rock, righteous riffs, fuzz-laden doom and some straight up rock and roll. Slowpoke keeps things interesting with progressive songwriting and by drawing from a wide range of inspiration including bands like Clutch, The Melvins, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Sabbath and many more. In addition, Slowpoke releases a teaser for the album which can be heard here: https://youtu.be/50vJhqX1Pdw The album will be available on all major platforms August 22nd. Bio: Slowpoke formed in St John's Newfoundland Canada in 2018 by Ben Chapman-Smith (Bass, Vocals) and Cameron Legge (Guitar). In early 2019 Adam Young (Drums) joined the band. The trio went on to record the bedrock of their upcoming album ‘Slowpoke” and closed the night at Still Heavy’s Midsummer Mayhem 3 festival and were dubbed the “hidden gem of the evening” by Tony Carew owner of Still Heavy. C

The Dead Daisies Release New Video For Single "Like No Other"

  This ground-breaking multi-platform interconnecting narrative, first sees Daisy emerging from the Daisyland underworld in the Bustle and Flow music video. She now dominates in the Daisys Revenge mobile game, setting player challenges in Daisyland as her journey continues with The Dead Daisies latest single release as the soundtrack. The story picks up as Daisy travels to the future to face a new enemy. The new single LIKE NO OTHER 2021 is a radio edit featuring drummer Tommy Clufetos’ monstrous beats who has recently returned to the line-up! This track is accompanied by a high-energy video created in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine which features Daisy who was first introduced in The Dead Daisies chart-topping clip for ‘Bustle And Flow’. Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of Aerosmith, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and p

STEREO TRAGEDY Unleash First Single 'A Bridge Too Far' Ft. Bjorn "Speed" Strid

  Los Angeles based metalcore rockers STEREO TRAGEDY have unleashed their first single 'A Bridge Too Far' taken from the upcoming self-titled debut album, coming out end of summer/early fall 2021, feat. Bjorn "Speed" Strid on all vocals. Watch and stream 'A Bridge Too Far' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WzbgkNbejM Stereo Tragedy on 'A Bridge Too Far': "When we wrote this song, we really wanted to bring something that was consistent with high energy that carries the listener effortlessly from beginning to end, a catchy melody that would be easy for people to sing a long to answer enjoy, and a song that the listener would want to hear “one more time” immediately after the song ended. We hope to have achieved that with this song.” Says guitarist Jacob Bibee. When listening back to the track, roughly recorded, the idea of vocals came up, Jacob recounts. "Obviously I wasn't going to get in the way of anything Bjorn "Speed"

Virtual Festival GRIM FEST 2021 Announced

  2021 will be the year where 22 outstanding bands will be performing live at the very first edition of the virtual festival GRIM FEST 2021. The festival will be streamed on YouTube and shared to various social media portals, on Saturday, 14th August. Sharing the festival with these talented bands we will be having 22 major music celebrities sending their special shout outs to both bands and fans alike. The idea behind this is to entwine both major and upcoming artists in a single showcase to deliver one simple message to: Stay Safe! Stay Metal! Each celebrity is coupled with an artist and will be delivering their message with each band performance. Some of the major celebrities partaking are: The Maltese nationals Noel Mifsud & Mike Bugeja (Rock DJ / Journalist), Frank Godla (Metal Injection), Sakis (Rotting Christ), Aaron Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride), Flegias (Necrodeath), Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania / Ardours), Tina Gunnarsson (Hexed), Axxel (Stallion), Marc Storace (Krokus)

Blood Of The Phoenix Release "From What We Used To Know" EP

  Indie metal band Blood of the Phoenix rises to the top of the ranks with their shocking dynamic vocal style, powerful storytelling and robust instrumentation. Drawing inspiration from early 2000s Metalcore, the band has created their niche pocket in the hardcore genre. This five-piece ensemble consists of Jess Escobar as lead vocalist, Bradley Hart & Manny Marwaha on guitar, Jade Weekes on bass, and Nolan Moore on the drums. At its inception, Nolan and Bradley met in recovery on the downtown Vancouver eastside, struggling with personal addictions. During this process, they created a bond that would come full circle to the creation of Blood of the Phoenix. The name was directly inspired by each of the bandmate's life experiences where they rose from the ashes and reinvented themselves. Their upcoming debut EP "From What We Used To Know" explores the darkness and healing within judgment, rejection, loss and addiction. Throughout the pandemic, the band produced, record

Hard Rock Band GEARS Release New Single 'See Me'

  MIAMI, FL - HARD ROCK BAND GEARS RELEASE (6/11) "SEE ME". Continuing the active hard rock vein listeners have come to anticipate, "SEE ME" again delivers with a force and lyric content that conveys a message from lead vocalist -Trip Six. GEARS will be releasing a new EP in 2021, featuring the hard rock singles "So What?", "GAME", the newly released "SEE ME", and a couple of additional new tracks. GEARS decisively fulfils a solid active hard rock sound. Continually creating a resonating atmosphere that defines who GEARS is, leaving music that stays in the ear and plays over in your head. "SEE ME" has been released with TLG Entertainment/INgrooves. Check out the video for 'See Me' below: ' "See Me" is about being wise enough to know that one's expectations influence their perceptions. What we believe to be true about someone or a situation may be our perspective and not the actual reality."

CASKETS unveil latest single 'The Only Ones'

  Heavy Music Award nominees Caskets are proud to reveal 'The Only Ones', the third single from their upcoming debut album 'Lost Souls'. In regards to the new single, vocalist Matt Flood comments "The Only Ones is a song about losing someone you loved, and coming to terms with the fact that it is actually down to your own actions as to why the other person left and that it hurts to know that the other person is hurting just as much." Watch the video for 'The Only Ones' now at: https://youtu.be/Xk7L6UyM--I Preorder the band's debut album 'Lost Souls' on various formats now from: shrptn.co/theonlyones Watch the video for 'Glass Heart' now at: https://youtu.be/Ao4fiI9lJxk Watch the video for 'Lost In Echoes' now at: https://youtu.be/SniJNRHEX8s 'Lost Souls' Tracklist 1. The Only Ones 2. Glass Heart 3. Hold Me Now 4. Lost in Echoes 5. Clarity 6. Hopes & Dreams 7. Drowned in Emotion 8. Lose Myself 9. The Final Say

Sublevel Records Announces Exodus "Pleasures of the Frets: The Guitar Anthology Volume 2" Guitar Book

  The sequel to our best-selling guitar book is finally here! Pleasures of the Frets: The Guitar Anthology Volume 2 features guitar tab and notation for 12 killer songs from the Exodus catalog. 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, Rick Hunolt and Lee Altus played them on the albums. Includes a foreword by Exodus guitar legend Rick Hunolt! 256 pages. The Deluxe Print Edition of the book also includes an exclusive Exodus Pleasures of the Frets guitar pick and two-sided bookmark set plus a Digital Copy of the book in PDF format. The Deluxe Print Edition is only available through SubLevel Records! Print Edition and eBook also available. Physical books shipping

Florida-based melodic death metal masters THE ABSENCE Release "This Consuming Nocturne" Video

  Florida-based melodic death metal masters THE ABSENCE have unveiled a live-action lyric video for “This Consuming Nocturne”, the fourth preview track from the group’s new album “Coffinized,” which will be released in 2 days, June 25 via M-Theory Audio. The video is now Live via the band's YouTube and can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/jM0eMeLkyis    Vocalist, Jamie Stewart adds: “With the lyric video for This Consuming Nocturne we went for a silent film visual, coupled with the song’s gloomy, yet triumphant atmosphere. The track itself, also serves in part as a sequel to the song Walking Shadows, released in 2019. Where Walking Shadows speaks of a dark, self-reflective realization, This Consuming Nocturne is about searching through the darkness itself, facing the lonely registers of night. It’s about finding your answers, waiting under the drape of twilight.” Hailed by Decibel for “leaving the majority of melodic death metal’s recent history chewing dust,” “Coffinized” – w

KISS Launch Official 'Cold Gin' Drink

  You wanted the best, you got the best - ice-cold KISS gin to go with your tonic! It's what legions of KISS fans have been waiting for since the release of the band's classic track “Cold Gin” in 1974. You can now crank up the music and raise a glass of KISS Cold Gin to unleash your inner Rockstar! Following the massive success of the 2020 launch of KISS Rum Kollection portfolio, Brands For Fans, KISS and their licensing agent, Epic Rights, responded to the overwhelming demand from fans for another high-quality KISS beverage. Don't consider gin a rock 'n' roll liquor? – think again! Like the band, KISS Cold Gin is bold and uncompromising. Inspired by the band's roots in New York City, KISS gin creates a taste explosion that's always cranked up to 11. It's only natural that rock titans, KISS, collaborated with an award-winning company like Brands For Fans to create a product as pure as the rock 'n' roll they play. KISS Cold Gin has a five-time d