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GORGATRON: North Dakota Death Metal/Grind Unit To Unleash Pathogenic Automation Full-Length This August Via Blood Blast

Based on a “love of the riff” approach to writing and rooted in the oldschool stylings of death and thrash, the nine-track Pathogenic Automation was recorded by the band, mixed and mastered by GORGATRON guitarist Neal Stein (El Supremo, Egypt) and delivers a forty-one minute maelstrom of sonic brutality punctuated by a variety of introspective themes.


Lil Skies is not slowing down any time soon, releasing his latest official single “Riot” (produced by CashMoneyAP), following recent releases “Havin My Way” (Feat. Lil Dirk) and “Fidget.” “Riot” is available today via All We Got Ent/Atlantic Records –

The Lightheads Announce “Cold Sheets” Single

“The group write and perform a style of music that many people would probably refer to as some kind of strain of post-punk, but don’t there’s something way more melodic happening in what they do.” No Echo says of the band, adding “The catchy vocal lines and attention to classic pop structure (direct arrangements, infectious choruses, etc.) tell us that guys in The Lightheads clearly understand the power of sharp and concise songwriting.”

Psycle Releases Lyric Video for Single “Changing Tide”; New Album KILL THE MACHINE Out June 12, 2020!

“For our second single “Changing Tide,” we wanted to show the diversity within the album and offer a glimpse into the journey we hope the album creates. “Kill the Machine” is raw, unforgiving and pointed where “Changing Tide” is sweeping, emotional and accepting” says the band.

Jackboy Continues to Build Momentum with the Luxurious “1K” Video

A tireless worker with a bottomless arsenal of flows, Jackboy did more than enough to earn his moment in the sun. Continuing his productive quarantine with a glamorous new video, Jackboy shares “1K.” Produced by TnTXD, “1K” is a monument to self-reliance, as Jackboy shrugs off a series of betrayals with a rubbery flow and takes pride in his self-made status: “No father figure, naw bitch I’m from the projects/Role model went to jail for whipping that pyrex.” In the video, Jackboy holes up in a hillside mansion with two models, dancing on the deck and basking in the golden hour sunlight. “1K” is the latest in a long line of videos from JACKBOY, the rapper’s new project, following the recent clips for “Pack A Punch” (928k views) and “Won’t Understand” (1.9 million views).

Tungz drop new Karaoke video (Heist or Hit)

Tungz have just put this together for their fanbase after a lot of requests for a Karaoke version of their latest single. Signed to Heist Or Hit (Pizzagirl, Honey Moon).

NYC Studio Wizard Les Techno Premieres “Flowers For Dystopia” on V13

It’s safe to assume that everyone has their worries about the state of the world right now. The latest single from NYC genre-bending studio wiz Les Techno, “Flowers For Dystopia”, is among a growing number of musical products from the underlying tension of COVID-19. Conceived in a dream, “Flowers” addresses the need to connect with others amidst the “objects” (COVID-19) that you can’t see, preventing you from living a normal life. It’s all addressed with classic rock guitar riffs and a driving bass line. Take a listen below:

Les Techno Serves Up a Beautiful Bouquet of “Flowers for Dystopia” [Song Premiere]

SNST (The Firebird Band, Braid, etc.) shares “Catastrophe” from forthcoming It’s Hard To Be Loved By You LP

Today, Scene Point Blank has premiered the latest single, “Catastrophe,” from the forthcoming LP, It’s Hard to Be Loved by You” from SNST. The album, which hits the streets on May 29, 2020 was recorded by Chris Broach and mixed and mastered by Chris Common (Le Butcherettes, Minus The Bear, Omar Rodriquez-Lopez) at Twin Hills Studio in El Paso, Texas.

DEMONS (Project of Longtime Mae Guitarist Zach Gehring) Debut New Song/Music Video “Slow Burn” On Revolver

Virginia’s Demons, which started as an outlet for the heavier musical experimentations of longtime Mae guitarist Zach Gehring, is debuting a music video for the new track “Slow Burn” on Revolver. The song hits all digital streamers tomorrow.

FELLAHIN FALL Streaming New Album ‘Tar a-Kan’ Exclusively via Metal Injection – OUT TOMORROW

Brooklyn-based industrial rock band FELLAHIN FALL will release their new studio album, ‘Tar a-Kan’ tomorrow (May 15). The group is pleased to share that fans can now check out the new full-length LP via an exclusive stream over at Metal Injection. ‘Tar a-Kan’ serves as the follow up to Fellahin Fall’s debut self-titled EP, and is lyrically narrated through the first person perspective of a character who is ravaged by the drastic changes of time, technology, and himself.

FELLAHIN FALL’s New Album Tar A-Kan Will Doom You

Skope Magazine // Josey Greenwell – “102” (New Single)

On the new single, Greenwell shares, “This is the first track released working with my new producer, Daneon, who did a few tracks for my forthcoming album. We co-wrote this song about the feelings of ‘compare and despair’ with seeing everyone online living lavishly, when in reality that’s not their truth. It’s a play on the phrase “keep it 100,” but the song’s BPM is a chill 102 so, keep it chill and keep it real!”

The Lumineers present ‘Colorado Gives Back’

Colorado Gives Back, the live stream event presented by The Lumineers and produced by ACTIVIST, has thus far raised over $600,000. The donations received benefit the Recording Academy’s MusiCares, which partners with the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project, and the Colorado Restaurant Association. Through the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project, Spotify matched all donations, dollar for dollar to MusiCares.

ELM: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Shell Of A Man” From Italian Noise Rock Unit

Comments the band, “‘Shell Of A Man’ is a tale from the countryside, the place where we live: houses are clean and gardens are perfectly shaped, but you can feel the tension growing. You better stay in your shell and just watch life, outside, passing by. The image of a man living with a shell in his back has a strong bound with the art of David Cronenberg and his work about mutations of human body.”

Track Premiere: ELM – ‘Shell Of A Man’

Dirtwire, Moontricks Release Anti-Consumerism Anthem, “Alone,” Via Westwood Recordings

Coming from a collaboration of west coast trio Dirtwire and west Canadian duo Moontricks is a poignant conversation starter on societal consumerism titled “Alone.” Released via Westwood Recordings, “Alone” is a masterful fusion of high speed bluegrass banjo riffs and a half time electronic drop.

Jerry Joseph Announces Release of The Beautiful Madness Produced by Patterson Hood With Drive-By Truckers on August 21, 2020

Jerry Joseph announces the release of The Beautiful Madness, produced by Patterson Hood with Drive-by Truckers as his backing band, on August 21, 2020 on Cosmo Sex School/Soundly Music in North America and Décor Records/El Cortez in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The album contains 10 tracks which explore the territory Joseph understands best, the darker side of the human condition, calling attention to the toll politics take on humanity, the under-explored dynamics in relationships, and the truths about ourselves we’d rather not see. These songs include some of his most masterful yet and are all written with his trademark intelligence and courage, delivered with his powerful, raw passion.


“I was kind of mid anxiety attack when I recorded my vocals for “(i hope you) miss me.”” says Joseph Black, “I missed her & I wanted her to feel the pain I was going through. Recording was my only way of turning my negative situation into something positive.”

AZ releases Doe or Die 2 single “Found My Niche”

Veteran rapper AZ is gearing up to release a sequel to his acclaimed debut album Doe or Die, and he’s just given fans a preview of what to expect. Ahead of the release Doe or Die 2 later this year, AZ returns with “Found My Niche.”

Produced by the Czar Keys, the track features a distinctively ’90s sound that’s as New York as rap gets.

LA rapper Slake Dransky premieres “Tryna” on imPRESSED, ‘Colors’ out June 5

Unlike his previous projects, “Tryna” sees Dransky at his most authentic. It starts off light and playful, peppered with some political commentary but as the song progresses and the production goes harder, Dransky addresses hard hitting topics revolving around the dynamics of his home life, maintaining honesty amidst editing oneself to an audience, and the troubles of explaining himself and his art to the people among other things. “Tryna” ends with a beautiful string section, giving listeners time to breathe and take in this emotional powerhouse.

Slake Dransky Gets Personal and Political on His Latest Banger “Tryna” [Premiere]

Yella Beezy and Trapboy Freddy Mount Up in a Tank, Get War Ready in “Ride” Video

Two of Texas’s fastest-rising names, Yella Beezy and Trapboy Freddy stand up for their Dallas hometown. A hyperactive slapper that brings a southern spin to the lurching loops of Detroit hip-hop, “Ride”, their latest video single, is a crackling, high-energy anthem, as Beezy and Freddy aim snarling bars at the opps. In the video, directed by David H. Nguyen, the two rappers get ready for war, heading to their bunker to gather enough heat to invade an island nation. The crown jewel of their impressive armory is a full-sized tank, which becomes their heavy-hitting, car-crushing base of operations.


RED PIANO RECORDS To Release the New Recording From Pianist RAN BLAKE & Vocalist CHRISTINE CORREA “When Soft Rains Fall”

Brooklyn-based Red Piano Records is proud to announce the release of When Soft Rains Fall
from pianist Ran Blake and vocalist Christine Correa. This recording is the latest yield from Blake and Correa’s remarkable 40-year friendship and singular musical collaboration.

Lady in Satin was Billie Holiday’s penultimate recording, released in 1959, the year of her passing. Although the repertoire is derived from the Great American Songbook, Lady in Satin is unlike any of Holiday’s previous recordings as she specifically chose to be accompanied by the lush orchestral arrangements of Ray Ellis, and personally hand picked each song based on its lyrics.

DEARTH (US black/death): Debut LP Announcement

Sentient Ruin is proud to present you with the imminent release of “To Crown All Befoulment”, the light-devouring debut full-length album from Oakland black/death metal harbingers DEARTH.

Decibel Magazine has been kind enough to give and introduction to the pandemonium to come via an exclusive stream of the track “Death Sown In Polluted Soil”, commenting that “Dearth lull you into a false sense of security on ‘Death Sown in Polluted Soil’, or at least its opening. It’s ominous but not directly threatening until the strings bend and the latter portion of their black/death cocktail explodes.” – you can check out their feature and the track –

Track Premiere: Dearth – “Death Sown in Polluted Soil”

Avatar debut “Silence in the Age of Apes” video

Sweden’s most creative and exciting export, AVATAR, debuted the official music video for their new track “Silence in the Age of Apes”, which serves as the lead single from their highly anticipated eighth full-length, Hunter Gatherer, due out August 7th, 2020 via Entertainment One (eOne). Continuing to smash the boundaries between band, theater troupe, and cinematic masterminds, the band also has revealed their new wardrobes alongside the stunning visuals for “Silence in the Age of Apes”, a ready-made anthem for the modern age searching for a collective meaning amidst the savagery of technology.

Nadia Vaeh’s video includes women from around the world in quarantine

The original music video plans were interrupted by the pandemic. Necessity is the mother of invention and Nadia decided to reach out to some of her best friends to see if they would be interested in performing in this newly conceived video. Ultimately 50+ women from around the world would hear about it and volunteer to perform. Performers’ ages ranged from 5 to 71 and included women from the United Kingdom, South Korea, Germany, Greece, and many states in the U.S.

Jordan D. Mitchell – ‘I’ll Apologize Later’ Out Now

He just released his first official album I’ll Apologize Later and it is nothing short of amazing. Written, produced, mixed, and mastered by Jordan himself, he was inspired by his undergrad college experience in the transition of his hometown of Stockton, CA to Santa Barbara, CA as he explains his frustrations with people and himself during this tough time while being extremely ill. He discusses the fun and exciting moments while in college but also reveals the dark and underlying problems behind the curtain that he didn’t express to the people closest and dearest to him. In the album, he utilizes hard hitting lyrics in songs like “Basura” while showing another side of himself through unfolding his vulnerability in “Situationship.”

Skope x Leah Kate – “bad idea” out May 15th

“We all have imperfections, and can have distorted thinking caused by love or desire, and that’s okay. This internal conflict is real, it is normal, and it is something we all find ourselves needing to address at some point. Sometimes doing something that seems like a bad idea can be exhilarating and fun, and it ultimately helps us to learn about ourselves and grow. I want my listeners to feel a sense of comfort when they may be in a similar situation… to know that they’re not alone, and can bring a little light to the situation.”

Camille Delean – ‘Cold Home Burning’

Camille Delean appeared on the Canadian music scene in 2017 with the release of her debut, Music On the Grey Mile. The album introduced the Montreal-based songwriter and vocalist’s work as a self-contained sound world: a distinct palette, stylistically timeless, full of place and character. Through live performances in Canada and Europe with her band—a rotating ensemble of Montreal, Hull and Toronto musicians—the three years since have seen Delean bend moody, evocative folk-rock further down a path of her own. That evolution is now captured in a follow-up LP, Cold House Burning, the hypnotic documenting of a spiral of solitude.

Daniel Mann Teel “Obsessive” Video

Daniel Mann Teel explores the clarity of discovering who you truly are in the video for his new single, “Obsessive.” Hailing from Huntsville, Alabama, the singer-songwriter grew up inspired by the soulful sounds of Stevie Wonder and the hooky melodies of Michael Jackson, alongside introspective modern day artists like John Legend and James Arther. His blue-inspired sound leans on life experiences, from his many childhood moves to the delicate burden of self-discovery. Teel’s newest single “Obsessive,” was produced by close friend and Grammy-nominated producer, Sam Ashworth (H.E.R. “Hard Place”), and is a powerful introduction to the talented songwriter.

Static-X Releases Official Music Video for Brand New Song “All These Years,”

Platinum selling International recording artists STATIC-X has released the official music video for “All These Years,” the second single off of their upcoming album, Project Regeneration Vol. 1. The song features lead vocals by the legendary late front-man WAYNE STATIC. Directed by Xer0 and co-directed by MATT ZANE, the clip is a campy narrative set in the bedroom of a young WAYNE STATIC back in the 1970’s, who comes face to face with his future rock star self through his black and white television.

Introducing you to: Jimmy Villa – ‘Sinceramente’

Jimmy Villa is the hardest working artist with a wave of excitement that is building stronger and higher.

Jimmy has taken on many forms in his musical career and has been nicknamed “the musical chameleon”. His latest reincarnation is proving to be his best as he embraces his Mexican culture and takes a risk by singing in Spanish only.


After an extended hiatus where they spent their time away from the touring circuit, travelling, writing and recording new music, Pierce Brothers have today announced the release of their new single Kanko. A mellow acoustic, harmony-based single with a driving beat, Kanko calls to a freedom found in the mountain air, reminiscing on that free feeling and remembering it will come again after this time of isolation. Pierce Brothers have also released a clip that throws back to their extensive time on the road travelling, together with performances filmed in isolation at their homes.

Australian Progressive Metal Band Release New Video/Single Downpour

The band states: “Downpour was written quite a while ago and has developed over time. We incorporated an eastern theme to create the atmosphere of a heavy, monsoonal storm. We loved the idea of filming a music video in pouring rain, which was actually a major incentive to write the song. The lyrics deal with missing the early signs of trouble and then suddenly finding yourself immersed in a bad situation. The song is really about the beauty of hindsight! ”

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