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RCA Records releases Trolls World Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The 20 track soundtrack was executive produced by ten-time Grammy® winner, four-time Emmy® winner, and Academy Award® nominee Justin Timberlake and Grammy® and Academy Award® winning composer/producer Ludwig Göransson. In addition, Timberlake wrote and performed new original music specifically for the film, which also includes music from the cast and some of today’s top artists including SZA, Anderson .Paak, Kelly Clarkson, HAIM, Mary J. Blige, Anna Kendrick, George Clinton, Dierks Bentley, Anthony Ramos and more.

Other Lives Release New Single “Hey Hey I”

Other Lives are set to release their long-awaited new album For Their Love on ATO Records on April 24, and today the band shares their new single “Hey Hey I.” The track comes via a striking black-and-white video shot in the A-frame house studio in the Oregon mountains where the band recorded For Their Love. “The video is a reflection of the recording process of the album, that took place in the A-frame in the woods,” says frontman Jesse Tabish. “We wanted to portray this process in a natural, organic way, without telling a story but rather showing glimpses of us working together as well as coming together with friends.” Watch “Hey Hey I” HERE.

Heartfelt Kobe Bryant Tribute Rendered In Beautiful, Reverent New Song (Listen)

There’s a new song ascending into the heavens above Hollywood’s horizon, crowning the many touching tributes recently paid to late and legendary basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, who sadly, and tragically transitioned this life on January 26th at just 41 years of age, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven other souls.

“Thinking ’bout Kobe Bryant, strong like a mighty lion…
Mamba, we love you. Oh Mamba, we love you.
More than a basketball star, he was a family man.
You’ll always be near in our hearts, always and forever.
We celebrate you, miss you, and we’ll never forget you…”

–lyrics from “Mamba, We Love You,” © 2020 by Annalea Diamond and Tony Thomas

Discrete’s latest synthpop track ‘Better Days’

Taking inspiration from an extensive range of genres, which is evident in his artistry, Discrete pushes beyond the boundaries of dance music. Collaborating with singer-songwriter Chris Collins, the Swedish artist is back with new single ‘Better Days.’

Paralandra debut action packed new video “Love Will Win”

Springfield, MO hard-rock group Paralandra has spent countless time honing their craft. After signing with LEGEND Recordings, performing all over the United States, on the KISS cruise, and many major festivals, they are back with an action-packed and colorful new video for their latest single “Love Will Win”

Arabnormal release explosive new single ‘Bubble’

After 3 albums Antwerp’s noisiest outfit The Hickey Underworld evaporated. They never announced a break up, they just ceased to be… but the genie’s back out of the bottle. Well sorta… Frontman and main songwriter Younes Faltakh is the sole survivor and teamed up with ex Das Pop member Niek Meul. The pair set up camp in Niek’s studio in Oslo and recorded 10 eccentric, mysterious and groovy tracks. Guitars do a lapdance wrapping their tormented strings around a worked-up rhythm section while Younes’ hoarse growl sounds as familiar as it does threatening.

NOTÖRIOUS New Single ‘Flying High’ – Out Today

Chris brings it all together with his sharp and crystal-clear vocals, reaching some high notes that could blow your head off. The song has a powerful chorus that will tempt you to sing along and have a good time. Nikki brings crisp and precise riffs to the song, but he also rips a face melting, shred fueled solo that’s still very tasty and melodic. Andy and Freddy make sure to keep the rhythm section tight and massive, driving the party feeling to the limit. To sum it up, this song will cure any bad mood and put you right in a rock and roll state!”

NOTÖRIOUS New Single 'Flying High' – Out Today!Released by: Sliptrick Records 18.03.20From the album: Flying…

Posted by Sliptrick Records on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Broken Witt Rebels postpone headline tour

Birmingham’s Broken Witt Rebels last week released their superb new album OK Hotel to critical acclaim from across the rock world.

In celebration of the release, the four piece – consisting of Danny Core (vocals), James Tranter (guitar), Luke Davis (bass) and James Dudley (drums) – were set to embark on their biggest headline tour yet, spanning the UK, Ireland and Germany, but due to the global COVID-19 crisis, the band have been forced to postpone the shows until further notice.

Lusitanian Music to release Sacred Sin “Born Suffer Die” on April 24th

The return of the Portuguese Death Metal purveyors in 2020 with the EP “Born Suffer Die”, released by Lusitanian Music in April, 24th, 2020. Recorded at ROCK ‘N’ RAW studio (Lisbon) in December 2019, produced by Sacred Sin.

Lusitanian Music to release SACRED SIN “Born Suffer Die” on April 24th

People Years Share Single “False Start” in Advance of April Release

“Echoing with the rattle and thump of bands like Pavement, Luna, and LCD Soundsystem, the work of Birmingham-based rock outfit People Years bristles with a wild confidence and posses the ability to easily dissolve the borders between the band’s collective influences. Built around the combined creativities of singer-guitarist Chris Rowell (Warm In the Wake, Sea Fix, King Lear Jet), keyboardist Tony Oliver (Sea Fix), bassist Greg Slamen (Cosmonaut on Vacation, Heath Green & The Makeshifters, Through The Sparks) and drummer Wes McDonald (Terry Ohms, Vulture Whale, The Ohms), People Years is something of a Southern supergroup, bringing together musicians who share a specific affection for dismantling familiar sounds.” – Beats Per Minute

Track Premiere: People Years- “False Start”

XIBALBA To Release Años En Infierno Full-Length

For the past thirteen years, XIBALBA has been dedicated to carving a sound which combines unadulterated aggression booming out of the vocals, an ultra-heavy low-end frequency, colossal death metal riffs, brutal hardcore breakdowns, and a trademark groove now synonymous with the group. Años En Infierno takes these conventions and finds a new way of expression that the band defines as, “more harsh, brutal, and creative in a metaphorical sense.”

Paul Weller, new album, ‘On Sunset,’ out June 12th

Today Paul Weller shares a new song “Earth Beat” (featuring Col3trane) from his 15th studio album On Sunset which comes out June 12th on Verve Forecast.

Today Paul Weller shares “Earth Beat”, available now on all digital platforms. With its cutting-edge R&B feel, “Earth Beat” features guest vocals from the US-born singer Col3trane.


Hailing from the city once dubbed “Heavy Metal Capitol of the World,” San Antonio, TX-based, Memory of a Melody draws its power from the Metal Gods to hammer out modern rock music with ferocity and allure.

MOAM has been described as “metal with mass appeal.” Their catalog of songs is diverse and unique and has obvious ties and influences from the metal world. Yet, as the name suggests, the power of melody is unforgettable.


In her new video, 19-year-old South London artist Lola Young performs “Pick Me Up,” alone in her bedroom. Her intimate performance of the playful track takes on a dark undertone as the video gradually descends into a kaleidoscope of unsettling imagery. The clip was helmed by The Rest (Slowthai, Kojey Radical, Joy Crookes) – the duo that directed Young’s “Blind Love” video.

Elrichman (Ducks Unlimited, Weaves, Alvvays) – Shares New Single

Emerging from the same scene as Kiwi Jr, Ducks Unlimited, and Ellis, ‘I Mostly Consume’ is a real standout from the album bringing with it an 80s jangle-pop feel, echoing the sounds of Prefab Sprout, Orange Juice and Sarah Records-signed acts such as The Field Mice. Cut alongside cascading string sections, the track dips and dives through an array of tempos whilst Paul lyrically tackles the album’s core concern: the notion that we only exist on this planet for the purpose of consuming.

I Break Horses Share New Track “Neon Lights”

Of the track Maria Lindén says: “An anthem for all of us who have ever felt like we didn’t fit in. It is trying to give a glimpse of hope to all outsiders who feel like they can’t find their way and to show the world that being a ‘misfit’ is a beautiful thing, not something to be pushed aside.”

Scott Hardware (FADER, Vice, Telephone Explosion Records) – Shares New Single ‘Engel’

The new single is the latest to be taken from Hardware’s Engel album – out on April 3 – and following the 2016-released debut LP, Mutate, Repeat, Infinity and a stint living in Germany. Engel arrives part-inspired by Wim Wenders’ marvelously bleak Berlin-set 1987 fantasy film, ‘Wings of Desire’. Sonically inspired by the velvet tones of the film and its industrial landscape, Hardware locks into misty electronic textures, art-pop and vaporwave; a sound running in the same vein as that of Lust For Youth, The Soft Moon, and The KVB.

Singer-Songwriter PORCELAN Releases Visuals To Her “do-not-mess-with-me” New Single, ACT OUT

“Act Out” is the follow-up buzz single to PORCELAN’s chart-topping hit song, “Lois Lane”, which became a Billboard Magazine Top15 record. “Act Out” will be featured on PORCELAN’s forthcoming debut album, “Mood Ring”, to be released this Summer. The in-your-face single was written by Porcelan, Hamilton Hardin, Denarious Holmes and produced by Hamilton Hardin.

Mutonia – She – New lyric video from the new record: RADIO EP

“She” is the fourth single taken from the new Mutonia record: “Radio EP”.

In this moment of chaos caused by the COVID-19, there are still musicians and bands active in creating and making good music, Mutonia are among them!

MUTONIA are an Italian stoner-rock/grunge band formed in 2009 in Ceprano, Italy. In more than 10 years of activity the band have played more than 100 of concerts and released many of records.