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Jidenna Premieres “Sufi Woman” Video Today


Legendary former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland has announced he has signed to David Ellefson’s relaunched COMBAT RECORDS label, who will release a deluxe reissue of his 1990 solo debut RETURN TO METALOPOLIS in November. Originally released on Enigma Records in 1990, METALOPOLIS was Poland’s return to the stage after his 1987 departure from Megadeth. Regarded by many as an unsung shred masterpiece, Metalopolis showcases Poland’s signature Jazz-infused thrash/rock style, in a collection of timeless instrumental compositions.


Hip Hop Artist Dax Embarks on First Headlining Tour: Launches October 18th in 25 Cities

Buzzing Hip-Hop artist Dax announced his “It’s Different Now” Tour a few days ago via Instagram. Fresh off his first tour experience, with Kansas City rap legend Tech N9ne, which concluded in mid-June, the “It’s Different Now” tour, will be Dax’s first time headlining a full string of dates on his own.


Sarmientos Productions lanza el tema “Te Cantare” con Don Dinero X William “El Magnifico”. La canción producida por DJ Conds es pegajosa, alegre y pondrá a todos a bailar, con sentimiento Cubano y un ritmo conocido pero renovado. El tema tiene un video musical colorido que fue filmado en la ciudad de Miami dándole un sabor autentico al tema.

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Return With New EP “Explorers”

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS return with their new EP “Explorers,” to be released on October 11, 2019 via Napalm Records, only two years after having released their smashing album “Apex.” The EP will feature two cover songs. The first single to be released on August 30, 2019 is called “Northwest Passage”, originally written and performed by Stan Rogers.

Lyric Video Released for “Blood Red Moon,” the New Single by Jimmy Bowen

The lyric video for “Blood Red Moon,” a song about love gone bad and revenge with lyrics that leave the mind to imagine the why’s and where’s, has been released by seasoned artist Jimmy Bowen. Watch the video on YouTube and Facebook.

Jimmy Bowen has been creating music for more than three decades and, thankfully, has even bigger plans for the future. His new single, “Blood Red Moon,” was co-written written by Sonny LeMaire, Liz Hengber and Tommy Lee James. The new music is available for streaming and download on all online digital platforms.

LA Hardcore Band Matriarchs Reveals New Video for “Eviscerate,” Featuring Myke Terry of Volumes and Bury Your Dead

Los Angeles-based hardcore band MATRIARCHS has revealed a new video for the song “Eviscerate,” featuring Myke Terry of Volumes and Bury Your Dead, available exclusively today via Metal Injection.

WHITE WARD: No Clean Singing Debuts “Dead Heart Confession” From Ukrainian Post-Black Metal Conjurors

Love Exchange Failure is the stunning forthcoming full-length from Odessa, Ukraine-based post-black metal conjurors WHITE WARD. Slated for release next month via Debemur Morti Productions, and trailing an avalanche of accolades for the “deviant black metal noir” of 2017 debut Futility Report, WHITE WARD presents the next step of their rapid evolution into an increasingly unique musical force.


Miss June debut out 6th Sep | “…like the demented love child of Thurston Moore and Kathleen Hanna” – Uncut

Miss June is what happens when angst matures. Raised in the embers of punk rock, Miss June harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of frontperson Annabel Liddell, unafraid, unapologetic and ready to wake up the music scene.

Described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre” the NZ four piece, completed by the music school alumni recruited by Liddell – guitarist Jun Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett – has built a reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows.

2019 UK Tour Dates:
September 28th – The Flapper – Birmingham
September 29th – Yes – Manchester
September 30th – Headrow House – Leeds
October 1st – Poetry Club – Glasgow
October 2nd – Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh
October 5th – Tiny Rebel – Cardiff
October 6th – Port Mahon – Oxford
October 7th – Rough Trade, Bristol
October 9th – Latest Music, Brighton
October 10th – The Lexington, London

Omnigone “Rewrite History” Music Video

We’re about two weeks out from the release of Omnigone’s debut LP, No Faith. The Bay Area band, helmed by Adam Davis (Link 80/Desa), picks up right where Link 80 left off by combining elements of hardcore, punk, and ska. Davis collaborates with a rotating cast of musicians from bands such as: Rx Bandits, Link 80, We are the Union, Kitty Kat Fan Club, Ogikubo Station, and more! “Rewrite History” clocks in at just over a minute long and should certainly lift your spirits. Check out the music video for “Rewrite History” on Punknews.org. No Faith is available on 9/13 via Bad Time Records

The ONLY Real Independent Music TV Network Similar To Old-School MTV & Now Available Worldwide on Roku and Firestick!

The Music Network TV Channel on Roku Worldwide is a TV channel that was created by established musicians and the recording industry to spotlight signed and unsigned artists. It’s a place where record companies and fans alike can find new talent. Musicians promote themselves allowing music fans to discover new favorites. TMN, which is co-produced by Jessica Spinelli, has a dedicated staff who are working hard to change the way band’s get their music heard and their videos seen.

The channel features live performances, interviews, and music documentaries, but TMN also has high end music videos featuring national artists such as Heathen, Sodom, Anvil, Raven, David Ellefson’s EMP bands, Green Jello, Tantric, Smile Empty Soul, Dead By Wednesday, Jasta (of Hatebreed), Anti-Flag, Bumblefoot, Radio Active Chicken Heads, A Killers Confession, Doyle, & much more!

Country Singer-Songwriter Ags Connolly to release his new LP Nov. 1st | Shares new single

Wrong Again is Ags Connolly’s third studio album, following on from his highly-acclaimed offerings How About Now (2014) and Nothin’ Unexpected (2017). The traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, England, took the reins on this latest effort, producing the album with a team of London-based musicians in the peaceful and intimate surroundings of Woodworm Studios in his home county. Ags also enlisted the expert help of accordionist Michael Guerra (The Mavericks) and fiddle player Eamon McLoughlin (Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell), both of whom had graced his previous album.

SONG PREMIERE: Ags Connolly Achieves Honky Tonk Greatness with “Wrong Again (You Lose a Life)”

Smoky- voiced Emmaline debuts with “All My Sweetest Dreams”

Emmaline has garnered a large social media following (over 100k on Facebook and Instagram) with her smoky, jazz-infused voice so brilliantly demonstrated on her cover of Jessie J’s “Domino” (à la Billie Holiday) for Postmodern Jukebox. She sites influences such as Anita O’Day, Billie Holiday, Erykah Badu and D’Angelo.

REDLIGHT KING “Lift The Curse”

REDLIGHT KING’s Mark “Kaz” Kasprzyk wants everything to be authentic. His father taught him that nothing comes easy, and he was right. The grit and texture you hear in the band’s music is borne of time on the road and the high and low points of being a recording artist over the years. With Julian Tomarin, Mark Goodwin and Brian Weave added into the mix, and hot singles like “Lift The Curse” hitting the airwaves the band’s upcoming release, MOONSHINE, is sure to win fans of all sorts of real music, rock and otherwise.

ORM: Danish Black Metal Act Releases Final Excerpt From Their New Full-Length, Ir, Out This Week Through Indisciplinarian

This Friday, August 30th, Danish black metal-combo ORM will release their second album Ir, an ambitious piece of art meditating on loss and contingency from a mythological perspective. Until now, the band has released two live sessions with music from the album, but with the album nearing its release this week, ORM unleashes sound from the record itself with five minutes from the second of the album’s two compositions, “Bær Solen Ud.”

HOWLING GIANT Unleash Metaphysical Dream Saga with Stoner Metal Epic THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS

“Melding some of the best elements of Coheed and Cambria, Elder, and Mastodon… swirls and builds to something quite satisfying.” – Heavy Blog is Heavy

“One of the finest up and coming acts out of the East’s progressive rock/doom scene… nerdy, sci-fi/fantasy conceptualism, varied songwriting, and highly energetic live performances, this band embodies much of what sets prog/doom apart from other genres.” – Indy Metal Vault

Hailing from a distant planet not our own, stoner metal spacelords HOWLING GIANT make their long-awaited return to Earth with an epic tale of dream worlds and a crucial battle across space and time.

Track Premiere: Howling Giant – ‘Comet Rider’

URN Release New Song, “Hunted”

URN comment on the track: “The dark journey into the mind’s deepest depths continues. You are about to meet the ones that hunts you. This is a battle where you are obviously alone. With this track we give you a guidelines to become a hunter or the hunted. Make your choice.”


“I love this music, and I want to learn more about who Vancouver Sleep Clinic is…a notable gem” – NPR Music

“Here’s hoping there’s plenty more where [‘Mercy’] came from.” – Complex

daydream Masi Releases Video For “Lately”

“Closer” from CS Hellmann

“This is my first record as a solo artist,” Hellmann says. “I’ve always been in bands since I was in my early teens and always found it natural to play and record with other people. I wanted to make a record that has the soulful and magical element of a group playing together while adding elements of synthesizers and drum machines to give it more modern textures.”


Retropolitan is as New York as ordering a chopped cheese sandwich and a Backwoods while being watched by a bodega cat. It’s a crowded and delayed 4 train clattering into the Crown Heights-Utica Avenue station, a dollar slice, a yellow cab, a killer crossover at The Rucker, a busted fire hydrant in the summer with kids leaping into the water. It is a dozen tracks of elegiac, restore-the-feeling, five boroughs hip-hop from two of the finest to ever incinerate a mic or set an SP-1200 aflame: Skyzoo and Pete Rock. Welcome to the rebirth of the city.