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HORSENECK: Metal Injection Debuts “Matt Lauer’s Secret Button” Video

Note guitarist Anthony Paganelli of the clip, “The ‘Matt Lauer’s Secret Button’ video was filmed and edited by Carlos Almanza. The song was written pretty fast. We wrote the riff and outline for the songs in a couple hours. [Drummer] Jess [Gowrie] had an idea for lyrics and vocals so she wrote the lyrics to this song in basically one night. We all definitely feel like this is one of our harder headbangers. Lyrically, it’s about someone who leaves a path of careless destruction and pays for it in the end. Then there is the realization that you don’t always get a second chance, then the bad person is atoning for their sins in the end… someone who’s made some terrible life choices and has reached the end of their life and looks back in regret. The name of the song was something that we saw on the news, obviously.

HORSENECK (Ex-WILL HAVEN, CHELSEA WOLFE) Gets Loud In Neon On “Matt Lauer’s Secret Button”

Mayflower Madame unveils ‘Swallow’

Psychedelic post-punk outfit Mayflower Madame present their darkly sinister single ‘Swallow’, the second taste of their new album ‘Prepared for a Nightmare’, a dark and distinctive blend of post-punk, shoegaze and psychedelia. French label Only Lovers Records will be releasing this long-play in collaboration with Portland’s Little Cloud Records and Parisian label Icy Cold Records.


Mega-hit, Singer/Songwriter and Production pop duo LOOTE have dropped a lyric video today directed by Ryan Schaefer for their new single “This Is How U Feel,” which is now surpassing one million streams. It marks the second single off their forthcoming Heart Eyes EP, (out April 24) to hit one million streams in one week, following the release of their first single “All The F**king Time.” The “Heart Eyes” EP is being supported by LOOTE’S first national headlining tour kicking off April 14 in Chicago.

St Lundi releases debut single ‘You’’ve Got The Wrong Guy’

St Lundi is the creative output of 22 year-old Archie Langley and collaborators. Today, March 12th sees the release of their debut single ‘You’ve Got The Wrong Guy’ through Propeller Recordings (Slotface, Dagny). This stunning piano ballad is a beautiful introduction to this prolific songwriter.

RAC announces new album ‘BOY’

Grammy-winning producer and songwriter André Allen Anjos, known as RAC, has announced the upcoming release of his new album BOY. He has also shared the first single from the record, “Stuck On You (ft. Phil Good).” “The core of the song felt so honest and relatable,” writes RAC. “No matter where you are in life, I think it rings true. Phil is so good at capturing big ideas in concise ways and I wanted the musical side to mirror that.”

The Last Morrell & Caitlyn Scarlett collaborate on 70s style black swan ballet ‘A Comedy’

Raised in a small Yorkshire town, emerging artist The Last Morrell has already performed alongside BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Odell and exciting jazz four-piece Ezra Collective, as well as a set at BBC Introducing Live last year. He also performs as a session musician, hiding at the back of the stage playing keys and guitar for ‘alternative soul’ artist VC Pines and prodigal talent Caitlyn Scarlett. The latter joins him on his new single ‘A Comedy’ out 12th March.

Chicago Party-Punks THE RUN AROUND Releasing ‘Bombs Away’ EP March 14

While the five-piece is never one to shy away from a good time, they also aren’t afraid to comment on the state of the country and the world. With influences that include bands like Hot Water Music, Dropkick, Flatfoot 56, Alkaline Trio, Bouncing Souls, Rancid, Pennywise, Authority Zero, Zebrahead and Rise Against, its safe to say The Run Around is in-your-face, gang vocal- stuffed punk rock that pulls no punches.

ERRANT: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Streams “The Amorphic Burden”

Writes Heavy Blog Is Heavy of the latest track, ” ‘The Amorphic Burden’ does a fantastic job of introducing us to this EP as it channels many of the themes which are then explored over the next three tracks. The dark, brooding, and slow-tempered opening channels some grunge vibes, especially before the guitars and the vocals arrive. When they do, the blackened timbre’s of Amitay’s vocals operate as a kind of goad, egging the rest of the instrumentation on into a fervor. The guitars stay contemplative though, never bursting into full black metal mode but flirting with a more shoegaze-y, introspective kind of tone, at least for the beginning of the track. Closer to the track’s middle, post-rock/blackgaze tremolo picking, heavy on the delay, coincide with the drums picking up pace into blastbeats, crossing over that black metal threshold almost fully…”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Errant Shoulder “The Amorphic Burden” With New Single

ALKYMIST: Danish Progressive Doom Metal Act Releases “Draugr”

Since 2016, ALKYMIST has trod its own trail and challenged the preconceptions of heavy music, with a dynamic, textured, and progressive doom metal. Just a year-and-a-half after their acclaimed eponymous debut album, ALKYMIST once again sets out on a trip that takes you far beyond this world and into their strange and crushingly heavy realm of brutal, yet beautiful and grandiose soundscapes.

Garage Rock Duo, THE DODIES, Premiere Video for Their Single “Boiling Point”

THE DODIES are a young garage rock duo from the southern desert of Israel. Yoni Avittan fronts the band as lead vocalist and guitarist, as Ran Aronson sings backing vocals while simultaneously playing bass lines on keyboard with one hand and playing the entire drum kit with the other.

Healing The Fray Release “Outside Looking In”

Healing the Fra y (aka HTF) premiered their latest single “Outside Looking In” in V.13 Magazine. Healing the Fray is made up of the dynamic song-writing duo: Jeff Sandoval and Mike Araiza. Having previously worked closely with songwriter/guitarist Frank Hannon of Tesla , this is both musicians’ third single release under management with The Label Group and distributing via INgrooves .

Tiffany Stiger AKA” Hott Kitty Kat” is the singer-songwriter of the ‘viral’ song “Wash Your Hands (Coronavirus Song)”

Tiffany is a very intelligent, well diverse and creative entrepreneur. She has started her career as a Teenage actress acting in major films and TV Series. She knew at that point that she wanted to be involved in the entertainment industry.

However, her parents were strict on education, they made her attend college to have a backing and to make smart career choices. So right after high school she attended a private university called “Woodbury University” Located in Burbank, CA, she attended “Woodbury University” For several years then she transferred to CSUN (Cal State University Northridge), where she continued to pursue her education, she started off with a psychology major, then knew she wanted to transcend into business.

KINGSWOOD release long awaited third studio album JUVENILES

After a rollercoaster journey of emotional maturing and creative rejuvenation, JUVENILES – the new studio album from KINGSWOOD – is finally here.

Despite what the album title may suggest, the new album from the Melbourne group is anything but juvenile in its creation and delivery. Harnessing the raucous and wild energy of previous releases, and marrying it with a honed and refined sense of musicianship and direction, Kingswood’s third studio album is a snapshot of a band operating at a fiery creative peak.


Lele Pons presenta su nuevo sencillo “Volar”, un tema musical energético y alegre con un twist de la guaracha colombiana y sus tan característicos tempos. “Volar” es una canción llena de energía y en la que está acompañada por la cantante Susan Díaz, originaria de Santa Marta, Colombia y del productor y DJ Víctor Cárdenas, conocido por el hit “Baila Conmigo” con Dayvi.

THE HEAVY EYES: The Sleeping Shaman Streams “God Damn Wolf Man”

Their fourth full-length and first new offering since 2015’s critically adored He Dreams Of Lions, THE HEAVY EYES continues to deliver their fuzzed out, bluesy, hypnotic riffs, this time with the addition of long-time recording engineer, Matthew Qualls, as second guitarist. Adding a new layer of depth to their groove, Qualls – who’s worked with the band for many years and has performed with them live in the past – enabled the band to collaborate in a different way exploring new song structures, tones, and attaining a bigger sound overall without stripping any of the grittiness and love of ’60s and ’70s rock that has shaped their sound since inception.

IV League’s Bella Venutti releases new single as prettything

Melbourne artist Bella Venutti (one half of indie outfit IV League) has released a new single titled ‘One More July’, the second offering from her solo moniker prettything.

As the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for IV League, Venutti has accomplished a lot – from a successful string of radio singles, to playing some of the best festivals in Australia such as Falls Festival, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, The Blurst of Times and BIGSOUND. As prettything, she is a very different artist – a quieter, less rock frontwoman and a more sensitive soul with a songwriting focus on what’s happening around her and a self-aware observational glance at the world.

Electro-Industrial Artist I YA TOYAH Reveals Latest Video: “Motion (SKOLD Remix)”

The “Motion” video presents the dark imagery of life lived by the person disturbed by modern social trends and demanding speed of life. Filmed by Joel Lopez of Lumbra Productions, it encourages a conversation about mental health and the human mind’s vulnerability. The remixer, SKOLD (MARILYN MANSON, KMFDM) put his own twist on the song giving new life to an original version.

mxdwn PREMIERE: I Ya Toyah Reminds Us to Put Mental Health Over Others’ Expectations in New Video for “Motion (Sköld Remix)”

Billie Eilish Postpones March North American Tour Dates

It is with great sadness to announce the following Billie Eilish ‘WHERE DO WE GO’ North American tour dates have been postponed until further notice. Details on postponed dates to be announced soon. All tickets will be honored for the new dates.

“i’m so sad to do this but we need to postpone these dates to keep everyone safe. we’ll let you know when they can be rescheduled. please keep yourselves healthy. i love you.” – Billie Eilish

03/13 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
03/15 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
03/16 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
03/18 – Capital One Center – Washington, DC
03/19 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
03/20 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
03/23 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
03/24 – United Center – Chicago, IL
03/25 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
03/27 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
03/28 – Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO