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AARA: No Clean Singing Premieres En Ergô Einai Full-Length

No Clean Singing is currently streaming En Ergô Einai, the alluring new full-length from Swiss atmospheric black metal trio AARA. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official unveiling, April 3rd via Debemur Morti Productions.


Sondre Lerche Announces New Album ‘Patience’ out 6/5

Los Angeles-based, Norwegian-born singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche has announced his ninth studio album Patience will release on June 5th. After living in New York City for over a decade, the album is his first since relocating to the west coast. Recorded mostly in Norway, the inspiration for this record, as Lerche tells it, comes from a recently discovered love of ambient music, running marathons, and a quest for serenity. Today, he shared the video (directed by Jon Danovic) for the album’s lead single “You Are Not Who I Thought I Was.”

Bristol, UK based band Home Counties examine gentrification on raucously danceable earworm ‘Redevelopment’

Home Counties reside in Bristol and combine angular guitar work with furious percussion. Supporting Whenyoung and Pip Blom on tour in previous incarnations of the band, the 5-piece make melodically rigid, socially-charged anthems that are lyrically tongue-in-cheek and scathingly satirical.

Black Metal Band DEVIL WITH NO NAME Previews Epic Soundscapes in New Teaser Video

Inspired by the surrounding vast harsh landscapes, DEVIL WITH NO NAME is proof that black metal is no longer a genre requiring blistering snow and white mountain tops. Combining the attitudes of a cut-throat western past and those of the great beast of rebellion, DEVIL WITH NO NAME is the pariah that stands apart from hordes with names, the fallen angel once buried in chains beneath the sun, now left to wander with pistol revolver in hand.

The Story Changes Head To A Galaxy Far, Far Away In New “Golden Age” Animated Video

Lead vocalist Mark McMillon says, “We grew up enamored with a galaxy far far away and had a great time working with our friend Chris from Punchline to put together this animated parody video. Hopefully this can provide some laughs right now when I’m sure everyone could use a little distraction while staying at home.”


In celebration of his 32nd birthday today, chart-topping recording artist and entertainer Big Sean has officially announced his long-awaited, 5th solo studio album, Detroit 2. The album will be released via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings.


Showcasing the 20-year-old artist’s magnetic vocal presence, “21” centers on the poetic yet plainspoken lyricism that’s earned lavish praise from tastemakers like The FADER and Pigeons & Planes. Written by Abrams and Sarah Aarons, and produced by Joel Little, “21” reveals Abrams’s ability to capture a whole spectrum of emotion in her subtle delivery. Achieving a powerful intensity in its pounding rhythms and layered vocals, the track channels profound longing in its candid and confessional lyrics (e.g., “I’ll be the love of your life inside your head”).

Deadlight Holiday – Track: Lullaby

‘Lullaby’ is a dynamic song, beginning with soft spoken lyrics and quiet delayed guitars that morph into loud power chords and distorted rock vocals. Backed by a drum machine at full industrial strength, the song is a ride from start to finish. ‘Lullaby’ is a longtime fan favorite in our live set since the band first started. It was originally written by The Cure off the album Disintegration (1989), and after getting their approval to publish it, we were finally able to release it in 2020.

KYMIE releases with hot new track + video for ‘DROP IT DOWN’

Premiering on triple j’s Good Nights, Kymie unveils another self-assured, attitude-filled track produced by long time collaborator, thatboykwame. “Drop It Down exudes confidence and IDGAF energy over a playful trap instrumental produced by thatboykwame. The track is basically stating that if I’m investing time in you, you better come correct! I am business savvy, confident and I most definitely don’t f**k around. If there’s mutual respect, best believe you’ll get the best of me!”, explains Kymie.

VOLTAGEHAWK Releases Official Lyric Video for “Modern Gasoline”

East Nashville, TN based Hard Rock band VOLTAGEHAWK has released the official lyric video for “Modern Gasoline.” Created by Jarrad James, “Modern Gasoline” is off of the band’s debut, self-titled EP.

[WATCH] Houston’s KenTheMan Takes You To The Mattel Mansion in New “He Be Like” Video

Houston’s next up KENTHEMAN has been steady making noise with her infectious freestyles that instantly go viral hours after her surprise drops to the fans.

With her hit summer single “He Be Like” reaching more than 10 million streams to date, Ken released her official video for “He Be Like” today. The erotic visual takes you through an evening at Ken’s Mattel Mansion, where anything can happen and does.

Swedish Heavy Metal Group BRICK Join Sliptrick

Brick is a six piece heavy metal outfit from Sweden with a heritage in classic Swedish melodic metal. Hard riffs are combined with catchy refrains and old and new influences are mixed to produce a quite unique sound where old references are shattered and thrown out the window in an instant. Their music has been variously described as a combination of “The Haunted, At The Gates, Iron Maiden and fist-in-the-air rock n roll together into one”.

GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST: stream “Live At Freak Valley” in full!

“These guys are true rock stars. (…) Tyler sings like he’s inherited the mantle of Saint Jim Morrison himself, while guitarist Buddy Donner sounds like he’s possessed by Jimmy Page.” describes Doomed & Stoned editor. With “Live at Freak Valley”, GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST are set to establish their mighty reign over the heavy rock underground for good. If headbanging to their first two albums “Chapter I” and “Chapter II” wasn’t enough, you are about to experience the exhilarating force of their live shows through this absolutely must-have live record. Clocking in at one hour, the band delivers with maestria those skyscraping vocals, epic solos, proto-metal grooves and jammy turnarounds they are known for: electricity instantly fills the air while the crowd jubilates… You’ve just been thunderstruck by the sheer awesomeness of GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST.

egomunk releases powerful videos for ‘Only One’ EP

Mysterious artist egomunk has released the video for new single ‘Broken Beds’, taken from the brand new EP Only One.

The video is a visual metaphor for overcoming inner turmoil, which also reflects the meaning of the song. ‘Broken Beds’ addresses the complex daily battles of the mind, meditating on the past while seeking a positive future. The song is rich in atmospheric synths and dreamy vocals, which are laced with rolling hip hop beats.


Rising French-Cameroonian hip hop artist MIKANO drops grainy phone camera visuals for ‘Fuego’, the bonus track of his recently released debut mixtape ‘Melting Balloons’ .

For the DIY footage Mikano enlists the help of a group of friends wearing masks and director Martin Bouffange to create a street-themed video which perfectly depicts the hardest cut on ‘Melting Balloons’.

Hailee Steinfeld New Single “I Love You’s” Out Now

After teasing new music earlier this week on social media, Academy Award ® nominated actress and multi-platinum recording artist Hailee Steinfeld returns today with “I Love You’s” (Republic Records), the lead single from her forthcoming two part project. With its lush textures and fluttery beats, Steinfeld invokes hope, optimism, and self-love as she sings “no more I love you’s until I’m ok,” inspired by the Annie Lennox classic.

White Tail Falls shares video for new single ‘Fake News’

White Tail Falls has shared the video for his new single, ‘Fake News’, the title track from his newly released debut EP and the latest track to be taken from his upcoming debut album, Age Of Entitlement, out on May 29th via Physical Education Records.


Released ahead of the hugely anticipated album, Telling Truths, Breaking Ties, Silent Screams is the song Millie Manders & The Shutup have always seemed destined to release. A delirious mix of punk, ska, pop and dagger-sharp lyrics, it sees Millie Manders and the Shutup as one of the UK’s most vital acts, and an adrenaline boost to even the most stoney-hearted music fan. At a time when fear and the unknown seems rife in the world, Silent Screams is a message to those feeling at their lowest that there is always hope.

YouTube Star Combats COVID-19 with “Epic Hand Washing Song”

Hollywood’s response to COVID-19 has been, though well-intentioned, not well-received. This is what film writer Casey Cipriani Tweeted in response to the Gal Gadot Instagram rendition of Imagine. “Hey celebs, we don’t want to be sung to. We want you to use a million or two of your money and order ventilators, masks, and gloves from the manufacturers then donate them to a hospital. Or pay for the salaries of an entire staff at a bar, restaurant, or daycare.”

Hellride – ‘Someone To Hate’ (Official Video)

Hellride are pioneers of acoustic metal and know how to celebrate heavy metal and wow the fans with only two acoustic guitars and vocals. Since the founding in 2010, the band of three has played a great number of shows, e. g. as opener for Freiwild, Accept, UFO and Ektomorf as well as performed at festivals at home and abroad like the “Jyrkkä Festival” in Finland, “Ragnarök Festival” and the world-famous “Wacken Open Air”.

HAYVANLAR ALEMI: droning psych new LP streaming in full!

Never an album title has been so topical… Ankara’s avant-garde psychedelic unit HAYVANLAR ALEMI share their new album ‘Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence’ in full before its release this March 27th on Subsound Records. Plunge into their mesmerizing, droning blend of psychedelic and folk music exclusively over at Backseat Mafia.

Say Psych: Premiere: Hayvanlar Alemi – Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence


Today Dua Lipa revealed the pop art video for “Break My Heart.” The video takes the viewer on a rollercoaster of a journey through the trials and tribulations of relationships. “Break My Heart” is taken from the highly anticipated new album Future Nostalgia, due for release on Friday, March 27th. The album also includes the number one global hit single “Don’t Start Now,” and her current UK smash single “Physical.”

Steve Earle & The Dukes Return With “Ghosts of West Virginia” May 22nd

Steve Earle & The Dukes will release Ghosts of West Virginia on May 22nd, 2020 via New West Records. The album was produced by Steve Earle and engineered by Ray Kennedy at Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The 10-song set is Earle’s 20th studio album and was mixed entirely in mono, lending a sonic cohesion and punch. In recent years, Earle has experienced partial hearing loss in one ear and can no longer discern the separation that stereo is designed to produce. The recording features his latest incarnation of his backing band The Dukes; Chris Masterson on guitar, Eleanor Whitmore on fiddle & vocals, Ricky Ray Jackson on pedal steel, guitar & dobro, Brad Pemberton on drums & percussion, and Jeff Hill on acoustic & electric bass.