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KVAEN Unleashes Brand New Lyric Video For "In Silence"

  Following the critically acclaimed 2020- debut album, The Funeral Pyre, Sweden based solo-project KVAEN is gearing up for the release of its sophomore album, entitled The Great Below, which will be coming out on March 25 via Black Lion Records. After the previously-released title track of the album (feat. Jeff Loomis of Arch Enemy), KVAEN has shared another hotly appetizer taken from the upcoming album. Watch the new lyric video for the relentless track "In Silence" here: Jacob Björnfot comments: "In Silence is one of my top 3 songs on this album. I think it's the most personal song that I have written to date. Read the lyrics and you'll understand. Enough said." Founded and led by Jacob Björnfot, this time accompanied by drummer Tommi Tuhkala while Fredrik Andersson (ex Amon Amarth) serves as the live drummer for the band, KVAEN has taken everything to the max and created a successor even more grand than its debut. Featuring eight brand new songs packed

DAWN OF ASHES Reveals New Single, "EMDR"

  Los Angeles based Industrial Metal band DAWN OF ASHES has released their newest single, "EMDR." With lyrics and music by front-man Kristof Bathory and guitars, mixing, and mastering by Angel Crowe, "EMDR" is off of the band's upcoming album, Scars Of The Broken, which releases March 18 through Artoffact Records. “This song was inspired from my own personal experience dealing with a type of therapy called EMDR which stands for ‘ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing’. This specific type of hypnotic therapy is for helping people who have dealt with past traumatic experiences.” - Kristof Bathory “Scars Of the Broken has been one of the most emotionally difficult albums that I have ever created. All of the musical and lyrical content was straight from a place that I have been dealing with for a long time of my life. I poured out every darkest and deepest emotion into every song. Mental health is something that a lot of people struggle with and sometimes

Calgary, Alberta's Bring On The Storm Release New Single/Video "Decompose"

  Bring On The Storm's brand new video "Decompose" (filmed & edited by Alan Bremner) was shot at Ill Fated Kustoms in Calgary, Alberta and features the band performing their brand of fast technical punk amongst an array of choppers. Singer/guitarist Chris Kreuger elaborates on the heavy message behind the song explaining, “This tune is about an invisible monster that burdens and even sometimes takes life away. We all know victims. We’ve named the monster depression.” Engineered by Casey Lewis (Belvedere) and mixed/ mastered by John Harcus (PMX), ‘Decompose’ marks the first official release by the Calgary based melodic hardcore band on Thousand Island Records. Stream the video here: Stream the track on DSPs: Bring On The Storm is a Canadian melodic hardcore/punk rock band from Calgary, Alberta. The band was founded in 2016 by guitarist Brandyn Smith, bassist Josh Wallace and drummer Clayton Fandrick. In early 2

CABIN BOY JUMPED SHIP release new single and video 'Demons'

CABIN BOY JUMPED SHIP release new single and video 'Demons', out now on AFM Records, new album 'Sentiments' to be released 27th May 2022. Check out the video here: As Cabin Boy Jumped Ship, England’s up-and-coming modern metal act, is gearing up for a May release of their much awaited, sophomore studio album, Sentiments, today the four-piece has shared a blistering video clip for their new single "Demons"! Following two EPs and their 2019-debut The Heartless – lauded by both fans and the international music press alike – Cabin Boy Jumped Ship burst into the scene as one of England’s hottest newcomers of the last years. The band mixes Electro and Metal and calls it Electronicore; a sound which changes dance floors all over the world into pulsating moshpits. After the previously released, first single "Survivor", Cabin Boy Jumped Ship have just premiered a further appetizer taken from their upcoming recor

Screaming Eagles, Trucker Diablo & When Rivers Meet Lead the Eruption of the HRH NWOCR II Festival

HRH N.W.O.C.R 2 will take place at another new destination, namely the beautiful 02 Academy Oxford where we stage another 2 day, 2 arena event on the 21st & 22nd January 2023. There is no better way to kick start the year than with a fresh flow of natural-born talent. As ever all HRH Veterans can get in first as there are only 1200 tickets. Prices are killer at only £35 standard, £55 Royalty with no booking fee until the offer closes on Sunday 23rd January 2022 midnight. HRH Hotel packages are a must, especially with post-Brexit hotel hikes. So for as little as £120 Classic or £150 Royalty, per person - this gives you 2 nights accommodation, plus weekend passes all in the same deal. What's more, for anyone who books & supports the bands on HRH N.W.O.C.R. 2 before we open the doors Saturday we will be offering you a free pass to HRH Blues vs HRH C.R.O.W.S 2 in Liverpool on 22nd & 23rd October. That's a special incentive for all our Vets for taking the time to support

Texan Metalcore CIRCA ARCANA Shares Lyric Video For “The Tower” Off “Bridget Vīgintī” Out Feb 2022

  With two well-received singles out already, Circa Arcana are putting out a lyric video for “The Tower” off their upcoming EP entitled “Bridget Vīgintī”. The five tracks on the record take inspiration from the occult and tarot, exemplified in the track names. The “arena metal” track “The Tower” is no exception, and tells one hell of a story as you listen closely to its lyrics. Guitarist Johny Serna explains it in further detail: “The song ties in clean ambient hooks with a melodic chorus, a plethora of synth and string production and finishes with a death punch of a breakdown. It really shows off the multitude of influences based within our music and captures a little of everything for the listener to enjoy! The song started off with the opening lead. Originally all I had written was probably the first 30 seconds to the track and after I showed the rest of the guys we quickly figured out a pattern for it and knocked it out. Frankie actually came up with that breakdown for it, still on

French post-rock/metal five-piece Matrass unveil new single + official 4K music video "The Tide"

  About 4 years and a half after the release of its debut EP 'Fullfilment' (2017), French rock/post-rock/metal fusion five-piece Matrass just unveiled a brand new single + official music video called "The Tide", available on 4K through YouTube and digital on the main platforms (Apple Music, Spotify, etc.). This new song will featured on the band's sophomore EP, 'Inner Wars', to be digitally released on February 18th wth the help of La Tangente Label . Check out the video below: "The Tide" is about being present in the moment and about self-awareness. The Tide metaphorizes this coming and going between conscious presence and moments of "floating" in our lives. This is what we tried to show in the video: the character is constantly being pulled down by the tide, which can represent the mind and the parasitic thoughts that prevent us from reaching this state of consciousness. Getting out of the water is a bit like getting out of the

LOCKJAW Release Official Music Video for "Living in My Head"

  Fort Worth, TX based, heavy rock / metal band LOCKJAW is back with the official music video for their newest single, "Living in My Head". Produced by Chris Collier (Korn, KMX) and the video directed by Jeremy Peterson, "Living in My Head" premiered on popular, taste-making YouTube channel  Space Untravel. "'Living in My Head' was a song we felt had to be released early on this album because it really hits home with what the world is going through now. We felt we could connect with fans, and let them know, we are with you. We are all struggling together. We feel the pressure of this world, with the pandemic and uncertainty, it really causes stress, anxiety, mental health issues all around. I don’t think anyone is immune to it. We are really proud of the final product and are glad to send our brand of heavy music into the world. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do!" - LOCKJAW Lockjaw is a band based in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. The group recen


  Lancashire inmates Ward XVI are finally touring their mighty monstrous new album Metamorphosis - following a roaring response to their festival appearances in 2021, including Bloodstock and Hard Rock Hell 14, as well as a packed out album launch at Manchester Academy! Now YOU can join the clan for a night featuring a full theatric show to make it an incredible experience in which we will be playing Metamorphosis in its entirety! Supported by Death Ingloria plus Local Artists Ward XVI will be travelling around the UK touring their critically acclaimed Metamorphosis release in its entirety from February 2022, including an appearance at Hammerfest . Following their monstrous theatrical appearance at this year's Bloodstock on The Sophie Lancaster Stage, Ward XVI have delighted us with this mighty announcement of a digital anniversary edition of their extremely popular album release Metamorphosis - available far and wide from September 24th, 2021. In September 2020, The second chapt


  The distinctive nature of Brandon Boyd’s forthcoming album, ECHOES AND COCOONS (pre-order at ), is as evident in the newest single “Dime In My Dryer” as in the other singles that have been released thus far - “Pocket Knife” and “Petrichor.” SPIN describes the newest track as ‘curiously textured’ and today you can hear it for yourself. “Dime In My Dryer” is a tale of discovery of what is important in life when forced to slow down. “It was in the relative silence of a world mostly shut down that I noticed how loud things had been in the before-times,” explains Brandon. “Not the obvious part of my life that is governed by big sounds and traveling, no, but that chatter or noise that emits from our shared experience as people. All of a sudden it would stop for brief intervals and in those gaps is where I began to see the parts of my life and my general experience that offered more signal and less noise.” What is the signal and what is the noise? How d

The Whiskey Thrills Release New Single 'Wishin'

  Unsigned country rockers, The Whiskey Thrills from Liverpool, UK have just released new single 'Wishin' which is a very upbeat and enjoyable track that is well-needed in these dark and cold times. This is their first new music in over a year. The song is about seeing someone close to you get disheartened by the perfect lives they see online, and reassuring them that you share their dream of getting away for a better life and it'll all be okay. The band form in 2019, when frontman James got together with friends from the local music scene and began writing some new material, including the well-received country rock single ‘Begged’, which featured on BBC Radio Merseyside soon after release. The band is constantly working on new music, evolving their sound and finding new ways to express themselves. Having released ‘Different Time’ in early 2020, the band were quick to begin crafting new material. With the most recent single ‘Dragons’, the band came back strong with a track


  As Within, So Without release their next single/video "Salvation" along with their album Salvation. Previous releases from their album - "Like The Wind" and "My Revelation" have set the tone for As Within, So Without (AWSW) and their listeners. The album, SALVATION, is driven by stellar metalcore nuances and is built on the heart of who AWSW is. SALVATION delivers the kinetic energy listeners are desiring, and their music perpetually takes up residence in your brain. Through their music, AWSW has built a community and a family of unity under their metalcore sound. They want to continue this journey as their message comes from the heart of their album. SALVATION, is AWSW's very own story. "Salvation" is the newest single from their album Salvation, available now! Check out the video below: "Our new album Salvation is a concept album about a man on a spiritual journey to healing. Writing Salvation brought us together as friends and

Post Profit Release New Single "We're All Monsters" & Announce Tour

  Alt-Rock quartet POST PROFIT has released their high-powered single titled “We’re All Monsters.” Cutting their own certain path with clarity and direction Post Profit solidifies once again who and where they are - leaders kicking the shift into the world of rock. An undeniable solid deliverance. Their latest hard-hitting track, "We're All Monsters" , is available on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Soundcloud, etc. Watch for Post Profits' new album, When You Think It’s Right It’s Always Wrong , set for February 25th, 2022. Click the title link above to pre-save! Check out the video for "We're All Monsters": “We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our new single - "We’re All Monsters" . This song was written about a universal concept: that we as humans are not perfect. We make mistakes, and we hurt each other. Most of us have a closet full of skeletons, so to speak. When something bad happens to

VADER Reveal Plans for 2022

  Polish death metal legends VADER have issued their Happy New Year message for their fans, revealing also the plans for this year, read below. VADERMANIAX !!! Happy New Year 2022 \m/ We really (REALLY) hope, that all the global situation with pandemia won’t ground tours and shows for next months. It is about time to hit the road again, isn’t it? And what are Vader plans for 2022? Together with Massive Music we will try to start late February in Poland with some very special set list bringing memories from early days. Besides a list of Polish songs we’d like to bring back some tunes from „Revelations” (XX-anniversary in 2022). Of course, this is just a supplement to the regular list presenting songs from new album or (oh yes…still) still expected „De Profundis”. In March - as You already know - we’ll be back on „United Titans Tour” with Friends from Marduk to visit around 20 cities in Europe. Some of dates were already posted and more are to come soon. In Spring we’d love to be back o


  Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Downfall 2012 the three piece Metal / Active Rock / Alternative band from Houston, Texas is excited to announce we will be joining Lamb Of God, Sevendust, Avatar, and many more of our favorite bands on ShipRocked . That’s right folks! Right in the final chapter, Downfall 2012 was added to the ALL STAR lineup of 2022’s Shiprocked Party Cruise featuring over 30 top notch reputable rock/metal bands from around the world. This 6-day magic metal excursion kicks off on January 22, 2022 departing from from Galveston, Texas on the Carnival Breeze . Shiprocked will set sail across the Gulf of Mexico, and will venture to Costa Maya, and Cozumel where fans and bands will share a vacation experience like no other. Over 60 concerts, beach parties, activists and excursions will be available for fans (and bands) to experience and enjoy, alongside your standard inclusive cruise experience. This is a monumental moment for Downfall 2012. We’ve wanted this for a long time! To c

September Mourning Reveals New Music Video "Dirty"

Cinematic, transmedia rock project SEPTEMBER MOURNING has released the official music video for their newest single, "Dirty," exclusively on the Zora NFT Platform . The first new song since “Falling Awake,” "Dirty" is available only through front-woman EMILY LAZAR's stunning new NFT Media Box (NMB) Monsters Rehab collaboration, September's Monsters. You can also view the video below: "I chose to drop our new music video for our single, 'Dirty,' exclusively on the NFT platform called Zora. This continues the narrative I am telling of NFT's in the music space. One I have been crafting since March of last year when I became the first female metal/ rock musician to mint and sell an NFT on the blockchain. If you want a one of a kind piece of merch, there will only be one of these. Making it even more special,this music video I wrote and conceptualized is my directorial debut... the ultimate fan experience and merch." - EMILY LAZAR Septembe

PRIMALFROST Posts Visualizer For 11 Minute Epic "Tenebrous Skies" + New Album "Lost Elegies" Out Now

  Primalfrost, the one-man melodic death shredding unit created by Canadian guitarist Dean Paul Arnold (Belphegor touring guitarist, Operus, ex-Vital Remains) unleashed his first full-length in seven years on December 28th, 2021. Entitled “Lost Elegies”, this third album follows 2014’s “Prosperous Visions” and features eight tracks packing their own punch. In support of the record, Primalfrost is sharing a new visualizer for the epic 11-minute album closer "Tenebrous Skies". Listen below: As the sole composer/multi-instrumentalist, Arnold had songs composed solely on guitar pro, as well as written and arranged in an actual recorded pre-production setting. There are songs on “Lost Elegies” that are both years old and completely new, as well as material hashed together from both old/new ideas. “I’m sure it will be received very well, it’s definitely a solid continuation of the band’s sound, but definitely in a matured/refined way. I’ve had plenty of time to really hone and re

CANNIBAL CORPSE, INHUMAN CONDITION members team up for 70’s rock band UMBILICUS

  While the abundance of death metal is a plus in 2021, there is still plenty of room for some rock and roll. UMBILICUS is introduced to the world. Featuring drummer and lyricist of CANNIBAL CORPSE, Paul Mazurkiewicz on drums, Taylor Nordberg (INHUMAN CONDITION, THE ABSENCE, FORE) on guitar, Vernon Blake (ANARCHUS, NAPALM DEAH [live]) on bass, and vocalist Brian Stephenson (FORE, OLD JAMES), the quartet has turned down the violence and gore, and turned up the peace and love. Mazurkiewicz says: “UMBILICUS was formed in the summer of 2020 and driven by our love of rock and roll from the late 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s. I’ve been listening to well-known bands like Grand Funk, Bad Company and Steppenwolf and not-so-well-known bands like Sir Lord Baltimore and Lucifer’s Friend for the last 20 years or so now. The more I listened to these bands the more I wanted to play music like this. It is just so much fun to sit back and groove out and play by complete feel without beating my body do