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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: Shame on Me: Spotify: Bandcamp: Apple Music: Amazon: Deezer: Tidal: 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: 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: . 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: 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: For more on Ben Blutzukker's music visit:

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) - 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: Check out their debut single 'Broken' also below:   For more on Future Lows:

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:    Stream "Your Dark Desires", here:    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": 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: 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: 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