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Cheddar Peppers – Track: Coleman Cooler (With a Yeti Sticker)

Founded in 2019, just a few miles north across the Arkansas River from Little Rock, Cheddar Peppers is the latest project by Arkansan lyricist / songwriter Tim Hill (a.k.a. Lord Cheddar Pepper). Cheddar Peppers music incorporates an explosion of both American modern country and southern rock sounds…all beautifully intertwined together. With songs in hand, Lord Cheddar Pepper teamed up with award-winning producer Stacy Hogan, the phenomenal Mike Lusk (vocals) and various world-renowned musicians located in Nashville, Tennessee.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard to release new album & begin world tour next month

Australia’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are soon to embark on a massive headline world tour, just before releasing their fifteenth studio album — the thrash metal-worshipping Infest The Rats’ Nest — on August 16 (ATO Records). The septet will first take on North America, beginning at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on August 13, before moving through much of the U.S. and Canada and eventually storming through Europe this October.

Artist: AWNI – Track: Reason

AWNI 21 year old artist from Anaheim, CA

‘Reason’ is a track that makes you wanna get up, jump around and turn up to. Definitely a summer track. The lyrics are above the standard for today’s average “rapper”.

STRONG LIKE BULL Release Official Music Video for “Live While You Can”

Kansas plains rock band STRONG LIKE BULL has released the official music video for their debut single, “Live While You Can.” Originally premiered on PureGrainAudio, “Live While You Can” was directed by Daran Herrman of Colored Lion Productions and is available to download / stream vie TLG / INgrooves. The track was produced by Carter Green at GreenJeans Studios.

FEET Debut Video For New Single “Outer Rim”

Today, UK band FEET share the music video for their new single,”Outer Rim,” off their debut album What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham (Clapped Records, October 4). “Outer Rim,” a blistering indie-punk number, finds the band ditching the cowboy hats from Ad Blue and taking up roles of detectives in hot pursuit of aliens. Watch the video for “Outer Rim,” written and directed by the band’s frontman, George, here.

Vevo and YK Osiris release “YK Osiris: Young King”

Vevo today releases “YK Osiris: Young King” by DSCVR alum and newest LIFT artist of 2019, Def Jam Recordings’ YK Osiris. Vevo LIFT is an artist development program that identifies and elevates emerging musicians, by creating a series of original content videos. “YK Osiris: Young King” follows the release of “Worth It,” and is the second of three pieces of content Vevo will release as part of his LIFT campaign. The video follows Osiris through his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida as he explains his influences, aspirations and hopes for the future.

Five Finger Death Punch: Fall 2019 U.S. Arena Headlining Tour To Kick-Off With Hometown Shows At The Joint In Las Vegas

Currently on the road this July for a mini-series of summer shows and festival dates, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced the launch of a U.S. Fall arena headlining tour.

Co-produced by LIVE NATION and FRANK PRODUCTIONS, the trek will start on November 1 with two special kick off shows in the band’s hometown of Las Vegas on November 1 and 2 at THE JOINT at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Multi-platinum Canadian rock band Three Days Grace, global rock sensation Bad Wolves and newcomers Fire From The Gods will join 5FDP on the Fall tour. Fan pre-sale and VIP presale will go up on Tuesday, July 23rd at 12 noon EST. General tickets will go on sale July 26 at 10:00am local time.

URN Reveal New Album Details, Release First Single

The recently signed Black Steel Worshipers of URN will release their latest studio album, ‘Iron Will Of Power,’ on September 20. The tracklisting and album art can be found below. In conjunction with the announcement, URN have shared the first single, “Malignant Strange Vision,” which can be heard HERE.

Ariel View Sign with Epitaph Records, Release New Song “Friday Nights”

Epitaph Records is pleased to announce indie surf rock band Ariel View have signed to the label. In celebration, the band have shared a new song “Friday Nights”.

“I wrote ‘Friday Nights’ when the relationship ended with my ex and I impulsively wrote down a list of all the times they did me wrong in our relationship,” vocalist Harmonie Martinez says about the inspiration behind the song. “The emotion in this song is honest and I feel like that’s a big reason why most of our fans can connect to it. We all go through heartbreak, betrayal, etc. It’s a type of song that we can all relate to and have a person say ‘someone out there has gone through the same shit that I’ve gone through’ and I hope that this song helps someone just as much as it helped me,” she adds.

Goo Goo Dolls Announce 2019 Fall Headlining Tour

Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have announced they will be embarking on a nationwide headlining tour in support of their forthcoming album, Miracle Pill (Warner Records). The tour kicks off in Austin, TX on October 25th and will visit over 20 cities across North America before wrapping in Toronto, ON on November 25th. Joining them on select dates of the tour will be special guests, The Unlikely Candidates and Beach Slang.

GosT Announce New Album “Valediction”

While GosT is currently touring with label mates 3TEETH and Author & Punisher they are happy to announce the release of their upcoming studio album,Valediction, that is scheduled for a release October 4th, 2019.

w/3TEETH, Author & Punisher:
July 23 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
July 24 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
July 25 – Detroit, MI – Small’s
July 26 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
July 28 – Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
July 29 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
July 31 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
August 1 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
August 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
August 3 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
August 4 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
August 5 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In

European Summer festivals:
07.-10.08.19 (CZ) Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival
15.-17.08.19 (UK) Bristol – ArcTanGent Festival
14.-17.08.19 (DE) Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival


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PRIMITIVE RACE Reveal Title Single Off of Upcoming Remix Album, ‘Cranial Matter’

Collaborative Alternative Rock Band PRIMITIVE RACE has revealed an early taste of their upcoming album, Cranial Matter in the form of a Toshi Kasai (Dale Crover Band) re-imaging of the title track. The remix album Cranial Matter is a follow up to the 2018 album Soul Pretender, and honors late front man Chuck Mosley, who tragically died six days after the album came out.

Doom units Sunnata and Yatra announce fall European tour

It’s a doom takeover! Blackskull Services are happy to present the European fall dates for heavier-than-heavy purveyors SUNNATA and YATRA, to kick off October 2nd in Germany.

SUNNATA declare: “We are writing new material for an upcoming, 4th full length album. We hope to release this in 2020. We want to merge the primal vibe of our latest album ‘Outlands’ with heavier riffage, being an essential part of yet another tribute to void. Feel invited for a journey with us.”

SUNNATA & YATRA European tour:
02.10 – Dresden (DE) HD
03.10 – Copenhagen (DK) Stengade
04.10 – Oslo (NO) Hostsabbat Festival
06.10 – Uppsala (SE) Ungdomens Hus
09.10 – Cologne (DE) MTC
10.10 – Colmar (FR) Grillen
11.10 – Ilmenau (DE) Baracke 5
12.10 – Berlin (DE) Setalight Festival
16.10 – Munich (DE) Backstage
17.10 – Paris (FR) L’International
18.10 – Antwerp (BE) Desertfest Belgium
19.10 – Leeuwarden (NL) Into The Void

Are You Sampling Music Legally?

Out of respect for other artists, and because you don’t want to get in trouble for sampling illegally, we’re covering the ins and outs of music rights where samples are concerned.

Samples are being used more predominately in all kinds of music from hip hop to EDM. To not use them at all would hinder creativity and the production of cool variations, but just make sure you’re set up for success before you get into the studio.

Brooklyn-based Alt/”Grunge Wave” Band, Big Cheese, Announce New Single via The Deli Magazine Ahead of Album, Out September 13

Brooklyn-based quartet, Big Cheese, have cooked up their new album, Wild to Be Born, due out on September 13, 2019. Ahead of the release, the band announce their single, “Filthy Rich,”