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VICTORIUS To Release New Album “Space Ninjas From Hell!”

From deep in the age of prehistoric dinosaurs comes VICTORIUS – saving the world from an alien invasion – and the battle continues, when evil Ninjas from outer space are on their way to invade the world! Alongside the holy dinoforce these five madmen play Jurassic Power Metal, using lots of high end technology and laser cannons and will not surrender until the last Ninja is beaten!

DARSOMBRA: BrooklynVegan Streams Entire Transmission LP By Psychedelic Duo

BrooklynVegan is hosting an exclusive advance stream of Transmission – the expansive fifth LP by Baltimore-based psychedelic/experimental duo DARSOMBRA – more than a week ahead of its independent release, as the band embarks on their massive two-month-long North American tour in support of the album tonight.

Woodstock at 50: A book for music revolutionaries

This August, Woodstock celebrates its 50th anniversary. Now, a whole new generation of people are finding their voices through political opposition.

In writing Woodstock at 50, Aidan Prewett investigated themes which draw parallels to the tumultuous revolutions of the 1960s and the Trump movement of today. Using material that sprang from his documentary, A Venue for The End of The World, the book dives deep into the occurrences of Woodstock and examines techniques of crowd and political influence.

“Society seems to have entered a new political era, and what better time than the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock to take a step back and see how these kind of political challenges were met by previous generations. The people who were there have truly enlightening stories to share about how to stand up to an authority that has overstepped its bounds. Fifty years ago, Woodstock inspired an entire generation to stand up for themselves. We can learn so much from the people who were there.” Aidan Prewett explains.

Prism Tats Shares New Song “Big Blue”, Watch The Neon Sign-Filled Music Video Now

“This is the fourth time that I’ve collaborated with Dan Monick and probably my favorite so far,” said van der Spek. “I’ve become such a fan of his photography since we started working together 3 years ago and felt like “Big Blue” would be a great backdrop for the abandoned strip malls and desolate donut shops of LA that Dan is drawn to. We aimed to shoot as many rolls of film as possible over the course of two nights. Attracted by the florescent and neon lights of donut shops, psychics, porn and pawn shops, we drove all night and collected over a thousand film stills on five different cameras and then edited them together into a video. This song is about being lonely and feeling blue.”

1349 Unveil New Album Details, Premiere New Song

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have will be releasing ‘The Infernal Pathway’ on October 18! The record was recorded in Amper Tone studios and Studio Nyhagen with engineer Jarrett Pritchard earlier this year.

VIDEO: Magnetic Skies celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings as they take off in new video

In the video, singer Simon Kent is seen as an astronaut taking off from Portsmouth’s famous Spinnaker Tower and the tower hurtles through the sky as a rocket. The queen also makes a guest appearance!

Listen to Lightning Bug’s shoegaze-inspired single “Vision Scraps”

about the song, Audrey Kang (Lightning Bug) shares: “This song includes a quote from my mom: “Too much freedom’s a cage – privilege.” I wrote it a while ago – I think I was around 20 – while I was trying to figure out what kind of life I wanted for myself. Now I know that life is a feast of surprises and trying to map it out is like rolling the boulder up the hill.”

Violet Bell To Release ‘Honey In My Heart’ October 11; Tour Dates Announced

Durham, NC-based progressive folk duo Violet Bell– Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez—will self-release their full-length debut album, Honey In My Heart, October 11. In support of the album, they will embark on a 18-date tour throughout the Southeast, which will kick off on release date at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC.

Guaxe, the new duo from Dino Almeida of Boogarins and Pedro Bonifrate of Supercordas, announce their self-titled, debut album!

Guaxe (pr. Gwah-shee) is a musical duo that was formed spontaneously after the encounter of two Brazilian psych rockers Dino Almeida (Boogarins) and Pedro Bonifrate (Supercordas). Both members have guested on each others’ recordings and had shared the stage at a few festivals together before Supercordas’ dissolution in 2016. Over recent years, Dino has paid Bonifrate and his family many short visits to his home in Paraty in coastal Brazil. During these getaways, the Guaxe album was written and recorded — with 4-track machines, computers, cranky gear, 10-string guitars, children playing, and a rainforest full of lizards all around the house.

Craig Finn announces fall tour dates

Craig Finn has announced another series of live dates surrounding his acclaimed new solo album, I Need A New War. The headline tour – which sees Finn backed by his touring band, The Uptown Controllers – begins November 1 at Austin, TX’s Cactus Cafe Presents at the Texas Union Theater before heading to the west coast. Support for this round of US dates only will be Cassandra Jenkins, who appears on I Need A New War and joined Finn for a special concert performance at Brooklyn, NY’s Murmrr Theatre earlier this year.

ON TOUR 2019

20 – Columbus, OH – And R Music Bar
21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
22 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage/Culture Center Theater

11 – Bristol, England – Exchange
12 – Nottingham, England – Bodega
13 – Glasgow, Scotland – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
15 – Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
16 – Manchester, England – Deaf Institute
17 – London, England – Olso20 October
20 – Dublin, Ireland – Sugar Club
22 – Antewerp, Belgium – Trix
23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
24 – Hamburg, Germany – Molotow Skybar
25 – Berlin, Germany – Privitaclub

For Skope: Carnage’s 2nd EDM track of 2019 – “Slot Machine” feat. Prinze George [out now]

Carnage’s second EDM release of 2019 – “Slot Machine”, which will be out tomorrow (July 31) on Heavyweight Rec. / EMPIRE. For this dubstep-oriented track Carnage teamed up with Prinze George (both have already worked together on Carnage’s “Letting People Go”).

DEVOURMENT: Kerrang! Premieres “A Virulent Strain Of Retaliation” NSFW Video

Kerrang! Magazine is pleased to unveil the visual companion to “A Virulent Strain Of Retaliation,” from
brutal death metal pioneers DEVOURMENT. The vicious track comes by way of the band’s impending new full-length Obscene Majesty, set for release next month via Relapse Records.

Issues the band, “This is a vision inside a mind utterly consumed with bloody revenge. Where the only possible outcome is annihilation of the enemy and the terrible cost that demands: ‘I will have such revenges… I will do such things… what they are, yet I know not, but they shall be the terrors of the earth.’ – King Lear (Shakespeare)”

Noah Cyrus Releases New Single and Video, ‘July.’

With confirmation of new music and live dates on the way, Platinum-selling RECORDS LLC. / Columbia Records artist Noah Cyrus makes a welcomed return with a stunning new track and accompanying video for her latest release, ‘July.’ Written by Noah and her friend Peter Harding, and produced by Mike Sonier, ‘July’ details the torturous back and forth, and constant questioning endured when in a toxic relationship. The video was directed by James Pereira and symbolizes Noah’s “attempt of letting go and walking away from the baggage,” she reveals. “Even though it’s hard and it hurts, there is something beautiful on the other side.”

Exclusive Quentin Tarantino Interview Out Now Via Discogs

Discogs was granted an exclusive interview with Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino to discuss his new film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and his very special approach to the film’s soundtrack.

Quentin Tarantino Is As Proud Of His Soundtracks As He Is Of His Films