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Call The Wolf Releases Video for “Black Moon”

The video was directed by Ryan Glover and shot in Toronto over the course of three days. “‘Black Moon’ is one of our songs on the heavier side, and we all felt it would make for a cool first single,” elaborates the band’s frontman and guitarist, Preston Moore. “Ryan really managed to capture the feeling of the song, while complimenting the energy of the band’s performance.” “Black Moon” is drawn from the band’s self-titled debut album, released in November 2019.

Jerry Leger’s “THE SHOW MUST GO ONline” streaming tour from the Toronto-based musician’s living room

“THE SHOW MUST GO ONline.” Beginning this Thursday, March 26th, I will be live streaming here on the Facebook page. Since we had to postpone a lot of shows this Spring, each show will have a special greeting to a country where we were scheduled to appear.

The Dream Syndicate Share Video For New Single “The Longing”

When The Dream Syndicate emerged in the early 80s, front man Steve Wynn declared, “We’re playing music we want to hear because nobody else is doing it.” He added, “I’ll compromise on what I eat or where I sleep, but I won’t compromise on what music I play.” Both were true, and although their template of Velvet Underground meets Crazy Horse may seem commonplace today (and let’s not forget, the Syndicate spawned many imitators), their raw twin guitar, bass and drums approach was not common during an era when slick, polished MTV bands ruled.

Hear STRFKR’s new single: “Budapest (feat. Shy Boys)”

During the process of recording “Budapest,” I was really into harmonies, but wrote too many for the song. I actually had to go back and delete a lot of them once it ended up being like, you know… an entire choir of me singing “Ahhs” underneath stuff – that was probably unnecessary, but I really liked the kind of Gregorian-esque harmonies that I came up with.

Parkway Drive Release ‘Viva The Underdogs’ Soundtrack

Today, Australian metal band Parkway Drive release Viva The Underdogs, the soundtrack to the band’s documentary film by the same name. Featuring 11 live tracks from the band’s 2019 headlining set at German heavy metal festival Wacken Open Air, the soundtrack also includes 3 studio tracks recorded in German; “Würgegriff (Vice Grip)”, “Die Leere (The Void)”, and “Schattenboxen (Shadow Boxing)” which features German rapper Casper.


Today, singer/songwriter Clinton Kane has released his latest song “Fix It To Break It.” The track showcases Clinton’s heartfelt songwriting as he details the decline of a relationship. Listen HERE.

London’s Natalie Shay – Entitled “Owe It To You”

Natalie Shay is a 21 year old indie pop/rock artist hailing from North London. The multi award-winning musician has established an ever-growing presence, media acclaim and a loyal fanbase through her explosive live performances and viral-worthy anthems, recognising her as one of the UKs hottest emerging talents.

The Outfit Drops New Album ‘Viking’

Drummer Mark Nawara says, “We’re very excited to release our second album. We hope Viking can help lift people’s spirits during this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic.” The Outfit has been getting great reception from the singles they’ve released so far. The instant gratification track, “Viking,” cracked The Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator chart late last year, peaking at #24, while the lyric video has over 380,000 views on YouTube, and the song has over 90,000 plays on Spotify.

CITY MOUTH Announce Debut LP + Watch the video for “Coping Machine”

City Mouth announced their debut LP Coping Machine with a video for its title track today. The full-length will be released April 24th via Take This to Heart Records. Pre-release singles include “Sanity for Summer,” “For a Second,” and “Quit While I’m Ahead.”

Coping Machine uproots the band’s pop-punk past for an electro-pop future, where self-forgiveness is just as important as accepted apologies. City Mouth’s music has been featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers, a playlist promoting Hulu’s High Fidelity series, and across several electrifying live performances in and out of the Midwest.


Nashville-based singer/songwriter Matt Lovell has unleashed “Alligator Lilly,” a sultry juxtaposition of beauty and danger, an allegory of lost innocence, and the newest single and video from his debut album, Nobody Cries Today, out on June 5th.

Anthony da Costa’s Heartfelt New Album Feet On The Dashboard Out Today

Feet on the Dashboard is a collection of songs set to be a deliberate reintroduction to who da Costa is, and who he has always been: an earnest songwriter and an artist on his own merit.

AD INFINITUM Releases New Single & Lyric Video, “Live Before You Die”

Today, symphonic Metal time travelers, AD INFINITUM, release their third single, “Live Before You Die”, along with an expressionistic lyric video. The new single leads further into the enigmatic tangle of time and the upcoming bewitching debut album Chapter I: Monarchy, to be released on April 3rd via Napalm Records.

“Live Before You Die“ ignites an intoxicating symbiosis of boasting, energetic and uncompromising symphonic metal, set atop the rousing journey throughout the hammering jaws of time. The harsh, bittersweet lullaby illuminates the story behind the horizon of history and widens the listeners perspective.


19-year-old Atlantic Records rapper Kevo Muney fulfilled his vow to “bring soul back to rap” in December with the release of his mixtape, BABY G.O.A.T. The tape also sparked a viral moment online for its radical cover art (pictured above), which had both DJ Akademiks and WorldStarHipHop suggesting it was “the best mixtape cover art of the year.” Now mixtape track “4 A.M.” gets a refresh from fellow Atlantic Records rapper Jucee Froot, who adds her fearless bars.


Symphonic metal juggernaut LOST SYMPHONYTM has released their debut album, Chapter I, today via XOFF Records. The record is an electrifying, instrumental master class of musicianship that features a slew of guest shredders and past/present members of GUNS N’ ROSES, ALL THAT REMAINS, NEVERMORE, STEEL PANTHER, CRADLE OF FILTH, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and more.

GIMME RADIO Metal Chart Launches Today, Friday, March 27th

Each week, GIMME RADIO will publish its GIMME METAL chart listing the top 40 tracks played on the station for the week. Already the best metal discovery service online, the GIMME METAL chart is a powerful tool for listeners, labels, and artists for staying up to date on the best new metal released by established greats and up-and-coming
underdogs, all handpicked by GIMME’s knowledgeable DJ roster and editorial team.

Gimme Metal Top 40 Chart


R&B songstress IV Jay is back with her brand new single “The Hard Way,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services along with its companion lyric video. The track, produced by Click N Press and Marius, launched exclusively via SEVENTEEN’s TikTok today.

Billy Raffoul Releases New Song ‘Swimming In The Deep End;’ New EP to be Released April 3

Raffoul will release his new EP, A Few More Hours at YYZ, on April 3rd. Made with producers like Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Barns Courtney), the new EP further redefines the limits of the classic singer/songwriter sensibility, bringing Raffoul’s enchanting sincerity and warm introspection to his most sonically ambitious body of work yet. “Swimming In The Deep End” follows the release of “Without Falling In Love” and the harmony-laced piano ballad “It’s a Beautiful Life,” which was featured in the mid-season premiere of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Both songs will be featured on A Few More Hours at YYZ.

Euangelion presents ‘What If?’ from the album The Last Witness Vol.1

In keeping with his own life, it’s all about getting his listeners to explore life’s greater questions and hoping that they will develop sociological imaginations to question everything around them. In Euangelion’s own words:

Hear “Shadows” from slowcore trio Gold Cage

‘Social Crutch’ is the debut full-length album of Los Angeles-based post-punk-tinged slowcore trio Gold Cage. Comprised of singer/bassist Mony Katz, singer/guitarist Cole Devine, and drummer Sage Ross, the band combines dreamy guitar loops, delicate, dueling vocals, and slow, driving tempos to create spacious arrangements that shimmer with atmosphere.

Vevo and J Balvin release Official Live Performance of “Amarillo”

Vevo and J Balvin announce the release of the official live performance of “Amarillo.” Additional performances of “Azul,” “Negro” and “Rojo” will be released next week. Vevo live performances is a very special series that connects artists to their audiences at scale. Through close collaboration with the artist, Vevo creates visuals to give fans a unique take on the original songs. Khalid, Future, Karol G and Miley Cyrus have all worked collaboratively with Vevo to produce new and original, visually stunning video content offering fans a different retrospect on their music.

Italian Melodic Metal Band RAVENSCRY Releases First Video from Upcoming Album, “100”

“‘Maybe’ is a sort of manifesto of the human condition,” says vocalist Giulia Stefani. “It talks about resilience, willingness and finding a way to carry on without any doubt. We hope that anyone listening to this song can find the same energy that we feel in it. ‘Maybe’ it will help somebody to find his/her inner strength.”

Whitacre releases “an eclectic combination of rock ‘n’ roll and roots” via Billboard

Fusing elements of Americana, folk, and rock with punk tinges, Whitacre has become one of Denver’s fastest rising bands, selling out shows with Mt. Joy, Wild Child and Birdtalker, playing legendary venues such as Red Rocks and The Bluebird Theater, and amassing half a million streams on Spotify. With the release of their debut full-length album, Seasons, on the horizon, the four-piece, made up of Paul Whitacre on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Chase Perry on banjo, Mark Cunningham on drums and Joe Fishel on bass, are poised to break out nation-wide.


Last month, Audrey dropped her EP 5 A.M. which includes “Y U Gotta B Like That” as well as “Fake Heartbreak” which Idolator called “soulful” and Ones to Watch praised its “gorgeous bluesy vibe.” Her spring tour saw her first ever New York show sold out.

North Londoner Orchid finds her inner strength on defiant new single ‘Heavy’

London based artist Orchid is today sharing her new single ‘Heavy’, the final track to be released from her debut EP ‘Gold Dust’, also out today.

A whirlwind experiment in her pop production and sound, the new single pays tribute to a genre which helped shape Orchid as an artist, with her falsetto weaving its way seamlessly through the song’s gritty, head-spinning instrumental.

THE BEDROOM WITCH: Dark-pop/electronics project of LA-based trans woman shares new track

In response to COVID-19, The Bedroom Witch, the dark-pop/electronics project of Los Angeles-based recording and performance artist Sepehr Mashiahof, shares a new single “Rooze Roshan.”

“‘Rooze Roshan’ is both a celebratory track release for the Persian New Year of this next decade as well as an opportunity to raise funds for those who I know are the most directly affected in our creative communities by this pandemic,” informs Mashiahof.