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Alternative metal quartet Summer Hailstorm presents energetic brand new video for the title track of the band’s just released debut EP – “Villains?”. With an undeniably empowering and strongly impacting nature, based on a dynamic, aggressive and emotionally-induced character, “Villains” is a song that encourages repeated listens due to the adrenalizing effect of its founding components and the showcased by the formation attention to detail and artistic intuition in their composition and execution. By utilizing fast-paced, versatile vocal lines and techniques and similarly crafted, gut-busting guitar lines, all outlined by the pedantically precise rhythm section, Summer Hailstorm manages to perfectly exude the group’s strongest and most distinguishable aspects with “Villains”, as well as to further indicate the quality and the essence of the content that is included in the quartet’s recent EP.

Scandalated “Voice For The Independent”

“Voice For The Independent” is the first single from Dutch veteran rapper Scandalated’s upcoming EP “Stories Of A Grown Man”. Scandalated is an artist and label owner of Scan Music Records based in Amsterdam/Netherlands. He is certainly no stranger to the Hip Hop scene.

Penfold Gate – ‘Asteroids’

Notorious Naughties underachievers Penfold Gate release Asteroids – the sensational psych-pop single that summed up their all-too-short career.

Known for their achingly pure songs, the unvarnished wellspring of their lyrical dexterity and for their captivatingly chaotic live performances, Penfold Gate tapped, for a fleeting period, the hopes, dreams, joy and desires of a generation. Or that’s what the story would have been…

Brave Enough honors all who are being brave day in and day out on the frontlines of the Corona Pandemic

“Brave Enough” is also available on Spotify and will be released to radio stations nationwide this Tuesday.

“Brave Enough” is an an anthem for all who are being brave day in and day out on the frontlines of the Corona Pandemic. Lyons believes, music is healing and wanted to recognize in her new song everyone being brave enough from all the people on the frontlines: doctors, nurses, first responders, police officers, truck drivers, postal workers, grocery, gas & pharmacy store clerks, janitors, security, farmers, warehouse workers, government, CDC and more.”

Anna Weatherup Shines A Light On Courage With Her New Single ‘Climb’

Full of self-love and care, ‘Climb’ brings out innate strength and determination in everyone who listens to it. Anna hijacks our spirits and fills them with tenacity and the unconditional commitment needed to overcome the roughest and most obscure times. In doing so, she reminds us we are not alone, and reaching out is just as important as reaching in.

ANGEL VIGIER drops debut video – ALREADY THERE – co written and performed with FOREIGNER

Angel Vigier is an up and coming solo artist hailing from Elizabeth, New Jersey. Angel was discovered by Jeff Pilson, Bruce Watson, Michael Bluestein (Foreigner) who were instantly blown away with Angels amazing talent. Jeff, Bruce and Michael had been looking for a pop artist to work with and as soon as they heard him, their minds were made up….it had to be Angel!

‘Already There’ is the first single from an upcoming album ‘Life’s A Celebration, You’re Already There’which is co written and performed with Foreigner. It was a long time in the making due to Foreigners intensive tour schedule but three years on, they’re ready to launch!

New Material from Kim Halliday: Music and Video Art “Pine”

Here’s new work from Kim Halliday, media composer and musician, following up last years album Before the Darkness Eats Us All Alive with a new long form piece of music and film.

The first of a planned series of ambient work in music and video art, Pine takes us on a journey using processed guitars, effected Una Corda pianos and icy strings to evoke a walk through misty trees. Kim’s usual intent to subvert acoustic instruments ripples through this work as slightly unnerving cellos underpin the simplest of melodies, pushing further into the darkness.

Static-X and Dope need your help to find their stolen gear!

Platinum selling International recording artists STATIC-X have filed a police report with the LAPD, siting that their warehouse space (which is also shared with the band Dope) was recently robbed of nearly 200K worth of touring equipment during the Corona Virus Lockdown.

The two bands were advised to take the story public, in order to help raise awareness with other small business owners and bands alike.

helmynthe Sign With Epictronic And Announce “Sklony Otchayaniya” Album Release Date!

Russian electronic music wizard helmynthe signed a distribution deal with Epictronic for the release of the album “Sklony Otchayaniya”, due for digital release on 15 05 2020 worldwide.

“Sklony Otchayaniya” is the quintessence of long cold siberian evenings spent in hang-over existential thoughts, trip-hop/downtempo stuff, diluted with a dark soundscapes and some nihilictic lyrics.

Cady Groves deceased at 30; pop/country star had been working on summer EP

Cady Groves, the fresh-faced singer-songwriter whose EP A Month of Sundays launched a career that empowered and entertained teens, tweens and 20-somethings for more than a decade, has passed away in her Tennessee home.

Her death appears to be from natural causes, pending a final coroner’s report. Foul play and self-harm have both been ruled out by the coroner.

The irrepressible vocalist, born in Emporia, Kansas, spent the last year working on material with the team from Shane McAnally’s SMACKSongs and had recently signed with the Thirty Tigers label, with a summer 2020 release in the works.

PSYCHO COMEDY – Art-Punks Release: ‘I’m Numb’ – Watch

Taken from their acclaimed debut album ‘Performance Space Number One’, this latest excerpt is another gloriously unhinged and unrelenting example of their vintage New York-scene refracted garage-punk at its finest.

With sleepless shades of the Iggy classic ‘Lust For Life’, ‘I’m Numb’ is a wiry mass of guillotine guitars, wild-eyed lyricism and thrashing percussion. Ejected with such frenzied execution, it’s a hit that barely lasts 3 minutes, but is fully aware of how to savour in every second.

LAST CALL AT NIGHTOWLS share thrilling black & white video for the song “Ask The Dust”

Experimental dark jazz experts LAST CALL AT NIGHTOWLS unveil breathtaking video “Ask The Dust” exclusively over at Everything is Noise and Metal Hammer Italy. Suggested scenes of sex and violence are making this chromatic dichotomy as frightening as it is distressing. Will you dare watching?

Adriano Vincenti (synth, sample, drum programming) describes LAST CALL AT NIGHTOWLS’s very first video “Ask The Dust” in the following way: “the gloomy atmosphere is reminiscent of sex, as well as the desire to get lost forever on always dark streets.”

Last Call At Nightowls Unveils a Noir Video for Some Noir Sounds


Fresh off the heels of her exciting acting debut in “The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel,” R&B/Soul artist Sheléa has dropped her empowering single “You Are Enough.” The ‘Clark Sisters’ biopic, produced by Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige and Missy Elliot, debuted on April 11 as the highest rated original movie of the year on television with 2.7 million total viewers. The film’s soundtrack entered the Billboard Gospel Album Charts at #8*.