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Caitlyn Smith Shares “Damn You For Breaking My Heart” Live Video

Rising singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith shares the live video for “Damn You For Breaking My Heart” from her highly-anticipated sophomore album Supernova, out March 13th on Monument Records. Upon the release of the track, Paste proclaimed “Smith certainly has no problem conveying emotion,” and the live video reflects this expansive set of emotions through Caitlyn’s powerhouse vocals and impassioned performance. LADYGUNN declares, “the result sends chills down your spine,” going on to call Caitlyn a “timeless songwriter in this era.”


UPON WINGS Drops Angelic New Christmas Song with 5X Grammy-Nominated Producer

Female-fronted rock and metal band UPON WINGS is getting into the spirit of the holidays and has released a brand new Christmas single as a free download.

The song features vocalist Anne Erickson, guitar work and production by Kevin Jardine (Uplift Productions) and mastering by five-time Grammy-nominated Glenn Brown (Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Marcus Miller, Nazareth, Spinal Tap).

HEX A.D. (Nor) “Astro Tongue in the Electric Garden” to be released on February 21st by Fresh Tea

Norway’s riff monster returns with its fourth full length album, released February 21st 2020 by Fresh Tea.

“Astro Tongue in the Electric Garden” is a record full of psychedelic vibes and vintage progressive heavy rock. This new record showcases a wide musical pallet ranging from down tuned doom riffs to bombastic mellotron swirls and epic Maidenesque guitar melodies.

Hex A.D. has built a strong reputation these past years as one of Norway’s finest ambassadors for the classic heavy rock we know and love from bands such as Uriah Heep and Rainbow. 2018’s “Netherworld ­Triumphant” saw the band dive deep into the golden darkness of the early 1980s, and gave the band a storm of great reviews from all over the world.

WATCH: Cat Burns Shares The Making Of ‘I Don’t Blame You’ – Official Video Out Now

Emerging British pop artist Cat Burns is back with the release of her poignant track ‘I Don’t Blame You’ – out now via RAW Records Label.

A follow-up to her bubbly EP ‘Naïve,’ ‘I Don’t Blame You’ shows a different side of the maturing 19-year-old singer-songwriter. Beginning with luscious harmonies and soothing acoustic fingerpicking, the track uses a sentimental narrative to describe the introspective process of learning to forgive and move on.

A LIFE DIVIDED release their new album ‘Echoes’ on 31st January, out on AFM Records.

“It was during the 80s when we first came into contact with music. At that time I bought my first Adidas Allround sneakers, let my hair grow and played the songs of my metal heroes on guitar”, recalls vocalist Jürgen Plangger, songwriter and producer Erik Damköhler was more of a synth-wave fan back then. “That’s how we came up with the idea of mixing our A Life Divided-style with the typical synth-sounds of the 80s. ‘Echoes’ as a result was something completely new: 13 songs that combine our dark alternative rock with the zeitgeist of the 80s”.

New > Jamilah Barry ‘hiver’ > UpperRoom Entertainment > Out Now > listen here

Jamilah Barry shares new track ‘hiver’, produced by Midnight Phunk with additional production by Linden Jay.

2019’s Best Places for Christmas Celebrations – WalletHub Study

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. With Christmas being the most popular holiday in the U.S. and one of the most expensive – Americans are projected to spend up to $730 billion over the holiday season this year – the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Places for Christmas Celebrations as well as accompanying videos.

To help Americans celebrate Christmas without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 33 key metrics. The data set ranges from Christmas events per capita to average price per Christmas party ticket to shopping centers and outlets per capita.

Skope single submission: Ace Adams, “Step Aside”

“This record is the culmination of a lot of time and effort,” Ace says. “It is a complete representation of my sound and style as a songwriter & producer. You will hear a unique blend of R&B, hip hop, and pop.”