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TRAGIC DEATH: Apocalyptic Blackened Metal Collective Releases Cassette Edition Of Born Of Dying Embers EP

Boasting three fiery tracks of haunting, blackened, cataclysmal death, the EP — released digitally October 25th — was recorded at their own Gateway Studios, mixed by TRAGIC DEATH drummer Cody Stein, mastered by Adam Tucker (False, Thou, Void Omnia, Ulthar) at Signaturetone Recordings in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and features the ominous cover art of J. Nihil of Nightside Reflections. Wielding a chaotic amalgam of black metal, thrash, and death metal doused in haze of unsettling synth work, TRAGIC DEATH’s output is at once harrowing and transcendental.

Jaguar Baby shared new music video “End Of Doom”

A few weeks after the official release of its debut album French acid-fuzz/psych/rock/stoner duet Electric Jaguar Baby just unveiled a brand new music video illlustrating the single “End Of Doom” (featuring Gabriel Ravera from the Argentinian doom/heavy/psych-rock band Mephistofeles) and available right now on YouTube.

Matt LeGrand’s version of the classic Christmas track, “White Christmas”

Matt LeGrand brings his sultry vocals to the classic Christmas favorite, “White Christmas.” Wrapped in a subtle R&B vibe, the holiday single packed with doo-wop sensibilities and pop flavor, effortlessly ear-worming its way into your mind. This track will have you grooving right into the holiday spirit with an immersive blend of hooky melodies and LeGrand’s classic soulful stylings. Check out Matt LeGrand’s “White Christmas” out now!

FEUDALE Releas Official Lyric Video for “Teenager”

Matawan based Heavy, Alternative Rock Band FEUDALE has released the official lyric video for their new single, “Teenager,” which is out NOW via The Label Group / INgrooves.


On Sunday, December 22nd, Kanye West will bring his original opera Mary to New York City’s famed David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. Directed by Vanessa Beecroft, Mary was first staged at Art Basel Miami, and follows Nebuchadnezzar, West’s first opera, which premiered last month at the Hollywood Bowl.

Mary is an original opera, based on the biblical story of the miraculous events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. The Books of Matthew and Luke recount the story of Mary, who was divinely chosen by God to bring forth the Messiah.


LaMusica App, Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (OTCQX: SBSAA) and Los Angeles #1 Regional Mexican heritage station, 97.9FM LA RAZA announced today that tickets for 2020 “Dia Nacional de la Banda” at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, January 24th, 2020 are officially on sale. The annual concert will celebrate the best in Regional Mexican and Cumbia music with performances from top artist’s.

Overtime releases video for All Out featuring MMA Fighter Conall Powers

Overtime recently released ‘Divided We Fall’ and is known for his blue-collar work ethic and music that fuses together hip-hop, country, and rock. Born in Bozeman, MT but raised in Missoula, Overtime has been making a name for himself as one of the most explosive acts to mix together country and rap. With 5 albums under his belt, nearly 50 million Youtube views from his 150,000 subscribers and 125,000 monthly Spotify listeners, fans have latched onto Overtime’s heart, honesty and determination to prove that country boys can survive and thrive in the music business.

Big Fox makes a deft, yet tender return with new single ‘All I’m Trying’

Malmö, Sweden-based artist Charlotta Perers AKA Big Fox returns six years after her last album release with fourth single lifted from upcoming full-length “See How the Light Falls”. Initially due for release in May 2018, Charlotta received some news which derailed the campaign.

“A few weeks before the album was supposed to be released, I was diagnosed with Lymphoma,” she says. “It all happened very quickly and it was almost like entering a parallel world with a different time scale, rules and priorities.”

New Video from Atlanta Rockers THE ENDANGERED SPECIES Addresses Global Warming, Nationalism, Consumerism, and Addiction

“Global warming, nationalism, consumerism, addiction… the human race is having to address its own greed head on. Brothers Wade and Robin Divver formed The Endangered Species as an act of activism, the music becoming a pathway to speak their minds and encourage others to fight back.” (Audiofemme)

Rock Your Holidays with NuMetal/Rock act, Ovtlier, On NEW Video featuring Danny Leal

“Not only does this song feature the power of Ovtlier, but they’re being backed up by the brilliant Danny Leal, lead singer of the massively popular Texas metal juggernaut, Upon a Burning Body. Both the song and the lyric video are symbolic of the dreadful realities of modern society.” -Pure Grain Audio

S+C+A+R+R unveils ‘You’re the One’ video from Oscar-buzzing ‘I Lost My Body’      

Enigmatic electronic producer S+C+A+R+R has revealed a touching music video for “You’re The One”, a taste of the soundtrack and visuals from the Cannes Film Festival-awarded and Oscar-buzzing animated film I Lost My Body (directed by Jérémy Clapin). Dan Levy, the composer of the film’s soundtrack, invited S+C+A+R+R to contribute, as he explains:

“In the summer, I was working in the studio on the soundtrack, while S+C+A+R+R was working the studio next door. It appeared to me that S+C+A+R+R’s voice and melancholic atmosphere would be perfect for a key moment of the movie! I suggested to him to write the most spontaneous love song. He composed ‘You’re The One’ quite simply, at the piano, in front of me, and we all loved it.

Somewhere New Video ‘By ReLoVe’

‘Somewhere’ is for the seekers, from a lost-paradise called California…

SABER TIGER Bask In The Extended Edition Of ‘The Shade Of Holy Light’

Legendary Japanese metal band Saber Tiger continue their collaboration with Sliptrick Records for the release of their new Maxi-EP The Shade Of Holy Light. The title track is a dark power ballad that was originally released as part of the critically acclaimed 2018 Sliptrick Records release Obscure Diversity. For this EP, the band recorded an exclusive orchestral arrangement of the title track which will be featured alongside the album version and a live version recorded in Tokyo in November 2018.

SKOPE NEWS: Indie-Rock outfit Evon Rose share new single & video ‘Something More’

Indie rock outfit Evon Rose have unveiled the video to accompany their new single ‘Something More’ which was released on 22 November via Timbits Records. The video features scenes from the phenomenal short film Lacrimosa, directed by Tanja Mairitsch which boasts an impressive string of awards and nominations including three Academy Award official selections, Boston Film Festival award (Best Short Film 2017), London International Film Festival nomination (Best Original Score), amongst many others. The music video was produced by Viktor Perdula of Jewel Labs Studios who is also the producer of Lacrimosa.

VICTORS – Announce 2020 Live Dates // New Single ‘Craving’ Out Now

The band who recently released their enveloping new single ‘Craving’, are now sizing up two shows in March next year at the Islington O2 Academy (6/3/20), before a show that will see them go back to their roots at The Lending Room in Leeds later that month (21/03/2020).

Opening up about the upcoming live appearances, frontman Harry Waterhouse says:

“Every time we come to London we see more and more people singing every single word back to us. Now we’re headlining our first O2 Academy show which is so exciting to say. London we can’t wait to see you.

And also, Leeds has watched us develop as an artist from the very beginning. It somehow feels stranger watching our fan base grow in our hometown. We don’t play in Leeds often but every time we do, it’s really special for us.”

Amassing Several Million Spotify Streams, Rodrigo Leão Releases Dreamy New Single

Rodrigo Leao may not be a name you are familiar with but in his native Portugal he is one of the giants of the music scene. His latest project is set to change that, with the first release from his new album introducing an artist who is both innovative, daring and spiritual. A Bailarina demonstrates not only Rodrigo’s deft expertise of neo-classical techniques but also such unusual ingredients as a lyric sung by his daughter in a completely made-up language. An ingenious lullaby for the 21st century, A Bailarina will be followed by the BMG International worldwide release of Rodrigo’s new album, O Método, released in February 2020.

Birmingham’s Broken Witt Rebels new music & tour dates // Ones to watch for 2020


19th– Sheffield, The Greystones
20th– Manchester, Night & Day

MARCH 2020
21st – Wolverhampton, Steelmill (newly added)
23rd – Cambridge, Portland Arms
25th – Leeds, Lending Rooms
26th – Liverpool, Jimmy’s
27th – Leicester, O2 Academy 2

APRIL 2020
1st – Brighton, Green Door Store
2nd – Southampton, The Joiners
4th – Cardiff, CLWB
5th – Nottingham, Bodega
7th – London, 100 Club (newly added)