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THEOSOPHY Stand Majestic In The ‘Towers Of Dark Pantheon’

Siberian Black metal act Theosophy prepare to release their fifth album, entitled Towers Of Dark Pantheon set for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records on may 5th. After all the years of productive activity, successful gigs and flattering reviews from different parts of the world, the band are looking to take another major step forward and are more than ready to open new horizons.

GEEZER: butt-kicking new song “Groovy” streaming now!

Kingston, NY’s stoner rock figurehead GEEZER have teamed up with New Noise Magazine to debut the second single taken from their blues-laden new album ‘Groovy’, out May 29th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

GEEZER comments: “Groovy is a classic rock’n’roll groove. The song is a response to the craziness of our modern world. When feeling overwhelmed, be groovy. Be groovy to yourself, be groovy to others. Instead of letting things get you down, let the groove build you up. If we want to save ourselves, we gotta groove! Now more than ever.”

Track Premiere: Geezer – ‘Groovy’

Flash Gottii Shares Visual for “Same Ones”

Kansas City artist Flash Gottii releases the new visual for his track “Same Ones” today. “Same Ones” is featured on his 8-track 20/20 Vision EP, which was released in mid-March. On “Same Ones,” Flash details how people assume he’s going to change now that he’s hobnobbing with celebrities.


Jasmine Ash is a Los Angeles resident and originally from Portland, Oregon. Her effortless charm and style, magnetic personality, and unique vocals have made her a local favorite, and are quickly gaining her exposure and fans from around the world. Whether writing for herself or writing for other artists, the honesty of Jasmine’s lyrics combined with her quirky pop melodies have helped her to formulate an infectious sound that is definitely her own.

Anna Klein – Take a Listen to My New Song ‘Lonely’

“I intended to keep it light with its groovy vibe, and tried stepping into someone else’s shoes. Songwriting has a way of bringing out the pessimist in me. “Lonely” is about wanting someone who most likely doesn’t want you back, but you’re stuck in denial. I exaggerate those feelings of desperation and borderline obsession.”

NEMESIUM: Aussie blackened death ensemble debuts new track via Metal Injection

Aussie blackened death ensemble Nemesium is a month away from unleashing their debut album, Continua, set for release on 12th June 2020 via Black Lion Records on CD, digipak CD, Gold vinyl, and digital formats.

The Metal From Down Under, NEMESIUM Bring The Extreme Around The World


In two short weeks, Bay Area metal band MOUNTAINEER will release their immense new album, “Bloodletting,” on May 22nd with Lifeforce Records. In preparation, the six-piece doomgazer group has unveiled a new mini-doc that chronicles the making of the record, giving viewers a behind the scenes look into the creation of what undoubtedly will prove to be one of the year’s most enthralling and enduring doom records.

Marin Patenaude: “Gone Blind”

“Gone Blind,” the latest single to be lifted from Sight Unseen, takes inspiration from Patenaude’s diagnosis with pigment dispersion syndrome – an eye condition that causes glaucoma. On the oddly joyful “Gone Blind,” there is no place to hide. It’s honest and raw, chaotic and loud with a repetitive theme influenced by The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”

Post-Skeleton (ex-The Jazz June) explores self-destruction on new single, “The Loudest”

Featuring members of The Jazz June, London, UK trio Post-Skeleton has debuted a new single “The Loudest” on May 4 via Brooklyn Vegan. The album was tracked by the band, mixed by Bob Cooper (Self Defense Family, Nai Harvest) at Chairworks Studio and mastered by Grant Berry (All Time Low, You Me at Six) at Fader Mastering.

Morgan Harper-Jones Shares New Track “Typical” || Out Now On PIAS Recordings

Explaining the feelings behind “Typical”, Harper-Jones said, “It’s hard to love someone who doesn’t want to be loved… So honestly don’t waste your time or energy.”

She continues, “I wrote ‘Typical’ as an ‘eye roll and exit’ song, loosely inspired by activist Gina Martin’s wise words: ‘Loving someone shouldn’t make you feel like you need to make yourself more loveable. You shouldn’t have to work to convince someone to love you and want to spend time with you. Your relationship, like your friendships, should be your solace in this mad world. Do yourself a favor and take inconsistency, lack of interest or de-prioritisation as a no.’ Further recommended listening: Lizzo’s ‘Good as Hell’.”

Ariel View Share “Fake Friends”

Southern California band, Ariel View tap into their punk and surf-rock influence for their new lofi-indie track “Fake Friends.” The bittersweet track about heartbreak balances melodic, gauzy guitar tones with bouncy beats and airy harmonies.

“Fake Friends is a special song to us because it helped us get through a lot of tough times,” says the band. “It helps us remember that whoever has wronged us in the past doesn’t determine our happiness. And the most important person in your life is yourself! Loving yourself is first before anyone else. If you can’t love yourself then how can you love someone else?”


Today, Weezer are thrilled to release a new song called “Hero,” their first new material since last year’s Top Five Alternative radio hit “End Of The Game.” “Hero” is a new song off the band’s forthcoming album, Van Weezer, which was originally set for release this month; a new release date for the record will be coming soon. A video for the song, paying tribute to frontline workers, is out today as well.

Weezer – “Hero”

LAST KISS GOODNIGHT Unveils New Lyric Video for Hard Rocking Track “Stitches”

With their debut album, Immortal, Maryland rockers LAST KISS GOODNIGHT have positioned themselves at the top of the new rock revival, and the band’s latest lyric video for track “Stitches” further cements that status.

Blitzen Trapper To Release ‘Holy Smokes Future Jokes’ September 11; “Magical Thinking” Premieres at SPIN

Acclaimed Portland, OR-based Blitzen Trapper will make their Yep Roc Records debut with the release of Holy Smokes Future Jokes September 11. The first track from the album, “Magical Thinking,” premiered today at SPIN, who notes the track “features the delicate alt-folk that has become synonymous with the group.”

Led by existential questions about life and death, Holy Smokes Future Jokes finds frontman Eric Earley ruminating on the intermediate period between a person’s separate lives on earth, “and what it means to escape the cycle of birth and rebirth,” he explains.

The Aces Announce New Album + Release “My Phone Is Trying To Kill Me” via Red Bull Records

“When we set out to write ‘Under My Influence,’ we didn’t know exactly what would come out. All we knew was there was one rule. If you felt too vulnerable, if it scared you, then you had to keep going. Every time we wrote a song, that was our mentality,” says the band on their process behind the album. “We knew we wanted to come back with an album that left everybody feeling like The Aces would never make the same thing twice. These songs are truly the stories of our lives. ‘Under My Influence’ means so many things to us, but above all, it means unapologetically becoming who you are.”


Despite being intensely private, Manos is extremely good at introductions. When he shared his first song in 2017 – “In My Head,” that heartrending slab of eerie soul recorded in a dorm room at Nashville’s Belmont University – he turned ears and stoked fascination: Who was this master of catharsis and vibe, always obscuring his face in photos? Hailing “In My Head” as a “Song You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone observed, “In a world largely ruled by speedy trap tempos, ‘In My Head’ proves that ballads can still surprise.” Ones To Watch praised “You Don’t Know Me,” one of Manos’ follow-up tracks, as ‘truly breathtaking.”


Multi-talented actor and GRAMMY® nominated recording artist Alex Newell has shared a celebratory music video for his second new song of 2020, “Mama Told Me” – featuring touching tributes to motherhood, including photos from Adam Lambert, Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black), Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black), Shangela (RuPaul’s Drag Race), MJ Rodriguez (Pose), Amber Riley (Glee), Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee) and more.

Edie Brickell debuts new music video for “Sing To Me, Willie” (feat. Willie Nelson)

Brickell, who was born and raised in Texas, opens the song with the line, “We played your music / At my daddy’s funeral / And the pastor was amused,” before sharing a sentiment familiar to generations of Willie Nelson fans—“Your voice reminds me of my home / Take me to Texas with a song.” The finished piece of music features a poetic duet between Brickell and Nelson, as they trade verses in the vivid style for which they are each uniquely known. “There are some places you recall forever / And some people you can’t forget,” they sing in harmony.

Edie Brickell debuts new music video for “Sing To Me, Willie” (feat. Willie Nelson)

GUNNA Joins A.CHAL For “Hollywood Love” Single + New A.CHAL Album Due Soon!

Once again, the Peruvian-born, New York-raised artist artfully integrates laidback flows, hazy hooks, and soulful drip into a spacey soundscape thread together by dreamy guitar, skittering beats, and nimble cadences. Meanwhile, multiplatinum Atlanta titan Gunna joins him to light up the beat with a signature sputtering verse. Ruminating on disillusioned sentiments on love, fame, and Hollywood, the anthem fuses cultures and styles as it immediately captivates. Additionally, the song played earlier today during an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 on Apple Music.

Permanent Collection shares new single “Point Of No Return” via CVLT Nation

Permanent Collection is the moniker Jason Hendardy has made music under since 2010. Most would probably classify the music as post-punk, alternative, a surprising mess of noise, or too loud if you were a sound guy at a show between 2010-2013.

Hear the Post-Punk Chaos of Permanent Collection “Point of No Return”

Satin Nickel releases new video, “Shadow of Doubt”

Americana/folk band, Satin Nickel, has unveiled the video of the title track from their recently released album, Shadow of Doubt. Instead of devising a storyline for the music video, DP Nick Snow let the song speak for itself by putting together imagery surrounding and engulfing each of the band members as they find their own light in these difficult times.

Winnetka Bowling League Releases Video for “Kangaroo”

Winnetka Bowling League front man, songwriter and producer, Matthew Koma said the the following about making the video:

“Each band member shot their part of the video on an iPhone wherever they were quarantining with whatever props they could cook up and make at home. Sage actually just started playing bass with us, and we’ve only had one rehearsal, so this is sort of the first time we’re playing as a band. Lighting is harder than it looks.”


“‘Fuck You’ encapsulates a feeling that every single person alive has felt at one time or another. Even the best of us still have moments where we want to just let our anger and frustration out and say ‘Fuck You’. This song is an ode to that feeling, a feeling that need not be hidden inside as its an honest reflection of the internal human struggle.” – VIOLENT IDOLS

Classified Unveils New Music Video: “Good News” feat. Breagh Isabel

“Good News” was initially written as a lighthearted reminder to look on the bright side, but has evolved to represent resilience in a world seemingly filled with heartbreaking headlines. “We filmed ‘Good News’ in a nursing home about three months ago, throwing the residents a surprise party and giving them the opportunity to share stories and experiences with kids” reveals Classified. “Since then, nursing homes have become some of the communities hit hardest by the coronavirus. My hope is that people will realize that as fast as things can go bad, they can go back to good as well.”

Lauren Records Announces Melody EP and Unveils Video For “Teacher’s Pet”

Melody Caudill is a 16 year old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Coming from a musical family, and learning how to play piano at the ripe age of four, she’s been immersed in the creative world of songwriting since before she was in kindergarten. After picking up the ukulele at 13, learning guitar became the natural next step. With inspirations from artists like Priscilla Ahn, Phoebe Bridgers, and Elliott Smith, Caudill writes with a certain sense of vulnerability and confidence.

International Recording Artist Jahmiel Reveal EP Title ‘REVAMP’

As people around the globe continue to stay home and slow the spread of the coronavirus, artists have been using the time to tap into their creative side. In mid-March, as the music world went into collective retreat, festivals were postponed; stadium tours were scrapped, and major artists shelved their albums, international recording artist Jahmiel did just the opposite.

While social distancing at home in Jamaica due to the pandemic for the past several weeks, Jahmiel has been putting the final touches on his sophomore EP titled “REVAMP” produced by his own imprint label Patriotz Muzik, and Akiem Bingham for Quantanium Records.