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Spinning Coin Share Sean Nicholas Savage-Directed Video

Ahead of the release of Hyacinth, Spinning Coin’s forthcoming new album – due for release February 21st – the four-piece have unveiled a second song from the record, “Ghosting”, which arrives with a video directed by Sean Nicholas Savage.


One of the rapidly rising stars of the metal scene in South America, Semblant is more than ready for the world stage. The band received international praise from the metal community with the release of their album “Lunar Manifesto” (2014) and the singles “What Lies Ahead”, “Dark of the Day,” and “Incinerate” combining for more than 30 million views on YouTube! Now, Semblant are ready for the next phase of their career with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated album “Obscura”.

EMILE: loner folk solo album from The Sonic Dawn frontman announced

Danish psychedelic lonerfolk artist EMILE (The Sonic Dawn) announces the release of his debut solo album ‘The Black Spider / Det Collective Selvmord’ on April 3rd via Heavy Psych Sounds. Listen to first single “Weight Of The World” right now on Shindig!

“Weight of the World is essentially about goodbyes. About letting someone you love go, when they don’t have the strength to hold on anymore. It beautifully melts the warm and familiar into the strange and haunted.” says singer and guitarist EMILE.

Premiere: Emile ‘The Weight Of The World’

SHADE – “Brain Suck”

“while the lyrics keep an air of ambiguity, this track comes from a place of self-doubt, self-pity. a kind of self-reflective anthem for those who wind up spending most of their time reflecting on the past – their mistakes, what could’ve been, what should’ve been.”

BENIGHTED Release New Song, ‘Brutus’

BENIGHTED comment: “Here we go, my friends, we are proud to unleash our first new track, ‘Brutus!’ It’s a song written in French about the pure hate from the album’s main character Michael, and his story against his father and the disgusting things he does to his mother… Enjoy and spread it like a plague!!!”

THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE cuts “DIAMONDS” for release on March 27th… on Tour!

“The night is short. It weighs heavy, but the light always awaits us,” begins the tagline from vocalist Chibi about THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE’s eighth album DIAMONDS (Metropolis Records; release date: March 27, 2020). A darkly poetic line which could easily describe the band and their music. While often exploring the lower octaves with minor chords and midnight dance beats, there is always a shining beacon of hope and light within.

An exciting series of dark and light moments that is a trademark of the band’s music, Diamonds explores themes of heartbreak to anguish and from lust to love. “Diamonds is a current reflection of where Falcore, Chibi, and I are at creatively,” says guitarist Rainbow. “For my part, I think the lyrics are quite contemplative and philosophical. Underneath the surreal metaphors and imagery are some very raw and personal sentiments.”

Oakland’s Whiskerman Announce LP & Single/Video for “Belly of the Beast”

“The video, directed by Ariana Carrera and Mylee Blake, is a trip of surreal proportions, featuring Patzner singing to a group of Gothed-out zombie-like listeners in an underground head shop, where potent hallucinogens are freely dispensed, resulting in wildly frenetic behavior, including dancing, strange head movements, and mirrored screaming. The Mad Hatter looks like a three-year-old at a church picnic compared to the mind-blowing visuals. “Belly of the Beast” is powerfully visceral, full of anabolic guitars, a relentlessly pulsating rhythm, and the musical flair of Whiskerman.” – Tattoo

Garage punk group The Bobby Lees New album arrives May 8th on Alive Naturalsound Records

The Bobby Lees are a bone-shaking Garage Rock band out of Woodstock, NY. Audiotox UK states “Their raw and unapologetic energy promises to make you feel alive.” Find them and see for yourself.

Their new record SKIN SUIT was produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion and will be released on Alive Naturalsound Records on May 8th, 2020. Skin Suit mixes classic garage-punk hits with raw and emotive storytelling. In the past year they’ve played with The Chats, Future Islands, Boss Hog, Daddy Long Legs, Shannon & The Clams and Murphy’s Law. They will be on tour in the US and Europe throughout 2020.

POWERWOLF to Release ‘Best Of The Blessed’ Album

2019 marked the 15th anniversary of the currently most successful modern heavy metal band in Germany: 15 years of POWERWOLF, 15 years of the one and only metal mass! Of course, the ultimate high priests of heavy metal are celebrating their triumphant history in glorious style. Set for a summer release on June 5, 2020 via Napalm Records, Best Of The Blessed isn’t just another Best Of album. Featuring 16 metal anthems the band is known and loved for, Best Of The Blessed will include several brand new versions of hits such as “We Drink Your Blood”, “Werewolves of Armenia”, “Sanctified with Dynamite”, and the most celebrated festival hymn of all time, “Resurrection by Erection”. Plus, if you cannot get enough of POWERWOLF’s captivating live sound, this must-have magnum opus will also include 14 live tracks. The available Earbook and LP Box Edition will provide even more of POWERWOLF’s incredible live sound.

11th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival Full Lineup

After two impressive rounds of artist announcements featuring some of the biggest names in reggae, hip hop, and roots music, the CaliforniaRoots Music and Arts Festival is proud to announce its third and final wave of artists. The eleventh edition of the event taking place May 22-24, 2020 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center, has added Stick Figure, Sublime with Rome, Pepper, Common Kings, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Through The Roots, Nattali Rize, Natural Vibrations, Kash’d Out, and Sensi Trails to the already stellar lineup.

Industrial Pop Trio AESTHETIC PERFECTION to Join Lords of Acid on Make Acid Great Again Tour

AESTHETIC PERFECTION Make Acid Great Again Tour with Lords of Acid:
Mar 13 – The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 14 – Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
Mar 15 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Mar 17 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
Mar 18 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 19 – Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
Mar 20 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Mar 21 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Mar 22 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
Mar 23 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Mar 25 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mar 26 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Mar 27 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC
Mar 28 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC
Mar 29 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
Mar 31 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 01 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Apr 02 – The Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
Apr 03 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Apr 04 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Apr 05 – Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 06 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Apr 07 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Apr 08 – The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
Apr 09 – Vertigo @ The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 10 – The Bluebird – Reno, NV
Apr 11 – Dante’s – Portland, OR
Apr 13 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Apr 15 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

NEW MUSIC: COIN New Track “Youuu” —New Album “Dreamland” 2/21

“Youu” came to life in California, in the middle of what lead singer Chase Lawrence described as a creative drought. Reflecting on the lessons that inspired the track, he mused: “We wish to control everything before we simply choose to notice anything. I’m still learning, but I don’t want to waste my time trying to find something special, only to realize I was holding it all along.”

Old Dominion Announce U.S. Leg of The “We Are Old Dominion Tour”

Acclaimed 2-time CMA Group of the Year and 2-time ACM Group of the Year, Old Dominion announce U.S. leg of the We Are Old Dominion tour kicking off in May! The tour will hit 13 cities with Dustin Lynch and Carly Pearce set to open on select dates.

SERENITY To Release New Single & Official Video For “My Kingdom Comes”

With their third single “My Kingdom Comes” off their upcoming album, The Last Knight, to be released via Napalm Records SERENITY continues the epic journey in the footsteps of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. The beautiful conceptualized video shows the last knight himself and impressively visualizes the ancient spirit of medieval times.