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New Music From Original Soundtrack to Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why (Season 3) Out Now Via Interscope Records

Eight months after the Spring Fling, Clay, Tony, Jessica, Alex, Justin, and Zach find ways to shoulder the burden of the cover-up together while helping Tyler move toward recovery. But when the aftermath of a tumultuous Homecoming game culminates in the disappearance of a football player, and Clay finds himself under police scrutiny, it’s up to an outsider to steer the group through an investigation that threatens to lay bare everyone’s deepest secrets. The stakes are raised in this riveting third season of 13 Reasons Why, as the consequences of even the most well-intended actions can alter a life forever.

13 Reasons Why (Season 2) soundtrack was nominated for a 2019 Billboard Music Award and has attained nearly 1.5 billion cumulative U.S. streams. It featured Selena Gomez’s “Back To You,” which was a top five hit at Top 40 radio and the Billie Eilish/Khalid collaboration “lovely.”

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Kick Off North American Tour With Black Label Society

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will hit the tour trail again next month as direct support to Black Label Society. The North American journey, which includes a glut of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER one-off headlining dates prior to and during its duration, will officially commence on September 11th in Ventura, California and run through October 13th in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Additional support will be provided by Alien Weaponry and Toke on select shows.

Alt Pop Band Crownz Release Debut Single “Our Way”

Painting a persona of positivity, Crownz shines on the track, uniquely blending together influences in Halsey, Marshmello, and Chvrches. It’s almost hard to believe this is just Crownz first release – “Our Way” is effervescent, complete with both sparkling synth pads and 80’s-eqsue pop/rock instrumentation. “Our Way” is pure ear candy – a stunning representation of where Crownz is headed.


The six-song collection boasts the previously released “Turbo” [feat. Reese LAFLARE], “Buckhead” [feat. Casino], and “Outta Style”. In addition, its opener and title track “Bail Money” threads together bulletproof bars and a hypnotic and hard-hitting hook. It stands out as the perfect introduction to this ironclad and inimitable MC. The track listing can be found below.


Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has released a video for “SLEEPING GIANTS”, the title track from his debut solo release SLEEPING GIANTS, in stores now via COMBAT RECORDS. Sleeping Giants is a companion release to his new memoir MORE LIFE WITH DETH, in stores now via Jawbone Press.

The track, features lead vocals by Ellefson’s partner, and More Life With Deth co-author, Thom Hazaert, and legendary hip-hop MC Daryl “DMC” McDaniels, plus guest appearances by Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam), Ethan Brosh, Bumblefoot, and Ilias Papadakis (Memorain).

Today, Lion Child Releases Debut Album

Today, Los Angeles based artist, Lion Child debuts her nine-song studio album, “LION CHILD.” Her single “Mixing Chemicals” was released on July 26, with a follow-up single release of “Famous Weekend Lover” on August 09.

Lion Child is no newbie to the scene. She is a respected artist manager to some of the most notable talent trending today and also a long time songwriter and performer herself. She was the lead vocalist and co-songwriter of the well-known dub-reggae national touring band, The Divine Crime – which split some years back. In the band’s peak, they supported legendary artists, such as Don Carlos, Yellowman, Barrington Levy, Tribal Seeds, Rebelution, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds and many more. She has also written and released over forty-tracks to date and continues to write songs for other artists as well.

‘Don’t Cry’ from famed actress and singer Peyton List

This is Peyton List’s debut music video and she was really in the driver seat for the entire video production process. She directed and produced and conceptualized the creative behind each scene. Having a visual and telling a dramatized story behind the song was an incredible experience for the actress and vocalist.

Astroblue Express New Single: Kingdom of Moments

Astroblue Express is a band based in New York, NY. Their unique, experimental sound draws from all musical styles, but can best be described as dream pop/alt pop/space pop. Through their music the band explores the relationships between the organic and inorganic, technology and humans, existential questions about being, relationships, and love. Their latest single release “Kingdom of Moments” was born from a certain exhaustion that came about from trying to keep up with a fast paced society and finding happiness in a very material oriented life. It sprung from a feeling that ultimately, true joy and real wealth exist in the particular details and sensations of certain life moments. In the end that is our true kingdom, and it does not require money, only our presence and appreciation of that which surrounds us. “Kingdom of Moments” is the first single from Astroblue Express’s upcoming EP that promises to deliver a sense of wonder, optimism, and innovation. Look for it this fall. Listen to “Kindgom of Moments” on Spotify, Soundcloud or follow them on YouTube.

OUT TODAY: New album from Acclaimed Guitarist Ben Eunson

The album combines influences of jazz, blues, R&B, and prog into Eunson’s own complex flavor of rock music.After an illustrious career as a guitarist performing and recording with acclaimed artists, including John Legend (NBC’s Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center), Lalah Hathaway (Lalah Hathaway Live release show), Queen Latifah, Dave Chappelle (“Controlled Danger” Concert in NYC), and more, Ben Eunson is fully equipped to take his own spotlight with his distinct guitar stylings.

EDENBRIDGE Release New Single and Lyric Video

The Austrian symphonic metal act Edenbridge releases a new digital single and lyric video today. The song “Live And Let Go” is taken from the forthcoming studio album “Dynamind”.

Antwon Faulkner – Freak Nasty

Hijacked Records Detroit\’s label boss Antwon Faulkner is back with a new jam, \”Freak Nasty\”. This four track release inspired by Mike Banks of Underground Resistance, will take you on a trip into pure Detroit sound structures with one track broken down in four different ways, with two different vocal phrases capturing the sexy side of Detroit Techno.

NEEDSHES’ new single “My Heart” out

NEEDSHES has performed as a special guest at the concert of You Me At Six on August 15th in Moscow. They released the third studio album, Truth Power, in May 2019, which has been featured on Alt Press, idobi Radio, Substream Mag, BBC 6 Radio Music, The Hype Machine Most Popular chart. The band was founded by singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Otabek Salamov. He enjoys taking the best of blues, soul, funk, punk, and R’n’B with the intent to create timeless music. Some have classified their sound as a balancing act between the moody atmosphere of The NBHD, with dainty anthems reminiscent of The Killers, a bit of the oddball nature of Jack White and the heartbreaking ballad skillset of Coldplay. Since conception, the Tashkent-born band has topped the iTunes charts with singles “Anything You Want” and “Time to See,” which have been featured in TV ads such as Lay’s chips, Renault cars, and international movies, and have been placed on the Verizon in-store playlist. The song “Time to See” has become a winner of Unsigned Only 2017 in the rock genre.

Announcing RIPPLEFEST U.K.

Ripple Music in collaboration with Desertscene London (The team behind Desertfest U.K.) has put together the inaugural edition of Ripplefest U.K., and it’s a smoker!

Featuring five heavy hitters from the Ripple roster emerging out of both the UK and beyond, the night will also feature DJ sets from Atom Heart Mutha (Geoff Leppard) and DJ Lil Rasher (Matt Bacon).The night will see performances from German riff warriors Plainride, Bradford fuzz freaks Psychlona, hard hitting War Cloud all the way from California, locals Trippy Wicked bringing on the London fury and of course Stubb closing things out with their trademark stomp.