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SERPENT OMEGA: Swedish Doom/Sludge Metal Unit Releases “Land Of Darkness” Video

Melding sludge, doom, metal, and crust into a unique and sordid brew, SERPENT OMEGA’s self-titled debut full-length sold out in a few short months back in 2013. Long-awaited sequel, appropriately titled II, was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden by guitarist Jonsson at Dark Prod Studios, mixed at Studio Humbucker by Robert Pehrsson (Runemagick, Death Breath, Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker), and mastered by Magnus Lindberg Productions (Cult Of Luna). To suggest the final product is grotesquely heavy and good is an understatement. With II, the Stockholm-based quartet offers a perfect soundtrack to what may well be the end of the world as we know it. It’s all here: despair, hopelessness, fury, and perhaps a glimmer of bloody triumph and distant hope in the inevitability of a new beginning. The songs are a pile of bleak upon bleaker riffs that move from a slow and low crawl into d-beat and black metal territory with a smattering of NWOBHM in for good measure.

single submission: Bei Ru f. Blu, Sebu of Capital Cities, “Ultraviolet Violent”

Bei Ru has scored music for the award-winning VICE Films movie A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, as well as I Smile Back with Sarah Silverman. He has toured/performed in France, Norway, Poland, UAE (Dubai), Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon & Armenia.


El videoclip del tema “Natti, Karol, Becky” de los cantantes Jon Z X Kevvo se convirtio en tendencial mundial por YouTube este fin de semana. En Puerto Rico debuto #1 tendencia y en la Republica Dominicana #2, el video musical ya tiene mas de 3.5 millones de visitas en tan solo 3 dias.

THE ARRANGEMENT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Two lonely detectives investigate a series of mysterious midnight deaths. The first victim has a picture of her with the next, and with each death the picture changes to show the next victim, sending the detectives on a paranoid journey into the victim’s past…

ALBERTO RIGONI Puts Music To His Thoughts In ‘Odd Times’

Acclaimed Italian Alberto Rigoni has put his focus on our current crises with his brand new album Odd Times, released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on July 7th. 38 minutes of eclectic progressive rock featuring special guests Marco Minnemann and Alexandra Zerner.

Mint yet again release another Rock Banger in M180 to wrap their new EP

On ‘M180’ MINT celebrate the joys and mediocrity of late teen-hood in dead-end Northern England towns. Drawing from their own experiences of late night teenage parties, driving your first car and trying to sleep your way through your local town the track reminisces the fun of doing it all for the first time.

Pop-Rock Collective Love Angeles make their return with ‘Unstoppable’

Rock-Pop collective Love Angeles make their stunning return with Unstoppable. Having carefully and consistently released music over the last 4 years, the collective grow stronger with every release. Since their 2016 debut, the San Diego group have built a loyal online following who support every release. With Unstoppable set to drop July 10th, they are definitely ones to watch.

HAIM ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ #1 on Album Sales, Rock & Alternative Charts

Southern California bred, GRAMMY® nominated band HAIM’s critically acclaimed third album, ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ (Columbia Records) debuts at #1 on the Album Sales Chart, Alternative Chart and Rock Chart this week in the US. The band have also earned the #1 album in the UK, marking their second time at the top of the UK albums chart. WIMPIII also enters the Billboard 200 in the Top 15 at #13.

New > Tiga & Hudson Mohawke > share single “Love Minus Zero” > listen here

LOVE MINUS ZERO is the unison of Tiga and Hudson Mohawke – a collaboration that Tiga admits “seems kind of unlikely on paper, but took nanoseconds to click once we actually met.” LOVE MINUS ZERO is the name of the debut single from the project, with more music dropping throughout 2020.

DIRTY NICE release apocalyptic synth-pop tune ‘Sunshine End Times’

Dirty Nice release punky new synth-pop single ‘Sunshine End Times’ – a hyperactive sugar-rush calling for solidarity in the face of a spiralling world. Making a name for themselves with chilled out alt.pop, the new single is a 100mph eruption of emotion and colour taking cues from The 1975, Dirty Projectors, NZCA Lines or Passion Pit.

LKeys – “Here”

Shivum Sharma releases R&B track ‘Ride’, announcing EP ‘Diamond’

After taking a hiatus to produce and write with other artists, he returned with the vision to share his unique South London sound from a queer perspective, releasing single ‘Diamond’, a sun-drenched ode to the 70s soul of Minnie Riperton, Randy Crawford and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Haich Ber Na releases the disjointed new single ‘By Floras’

Musician and creative director Haich Ber Na releases new single ‘By Floras’, a distorted, punchy yet soulful piece combining honest songwriting mixed with edgy, addictive production.

Originally hailing from the small city of Peterborough, in 2015 a 20 year old he attended UAL as a graphic design student, where he began taking his journey as an artist seriously. The self-taught musician began with his roots in rap and grime production but shifted into the avant-garde in 2017, resulting in his genre bending experimentalism, as well as lending his unique production to other bubbling artists such as Joy Crookes, MTMBO and Elheist.

Brothertiger shares new single & video “Livin'”

Regarding the new LP announcement, John stated: “This record was, for me, the culmination of a lot of time and development. Since my last album was released 5 years ago, I had been building on top of that sound, trying to make it even more dynamic and distinct. This record is also my most personal, and I think that shows not only in the subject matter, but in the choice of sounds as well. I find that in electronic music, you can capture an emotion honestly with synthesized sound, not just with lyrics.”

Lindsay Ell launches Make You Movement inspired by new song “make you”

“Three years ago at a visit to help launch the music program at Youth For Tomorrow, I sat down in a conference room with a few girls aged 12-18 who had all been victims of rape or sex trafficking. I shared my story, they shared their stories, and I was so inspired. Walking out of that room that day I knew the time had come to share my story more widely, otherwise I would be denying myself an opportunity to connect and help other girls or boys, like those in that room. It’s a very difficult thing to do, but an incredibly necessary thing to talk about. We don’t realize how much this stuff is happening in our own community, and that is partly due to not discussing it.”

LiveKrowd, a Performing Artist Booking Platform for Live Streaming Wins the Universal Music Group (UMG) Competition

LiveKrowd – a performing artist booking platform for live streaming wins the Universal Music Group (UMG) competition held at MindSumo beating all other entries from across the world.

The theme of the challenge was to use technology to bring artists and fans closer together amid the new social distancing era. LiveKrowd won the grand prize of the competition with the new concept of empowering artists to be booked for live streaming.

LiveKrowd – Book Artists For Private Live Streaming

Set.fm brings instant monetization to livestream performances

As the live music and entertainment industries continue to grapple with the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic, artists, bands and musicians have come to rely on live streaming platforms, services and apps to connect with their fans and to generate (or replace) lost revenues. Many of the popular live streaming platforms do not have built-in monetization features. With this being the case, artists are turning to the “tip jar” model via third-party payment solutions such as Venmo and PayPal to engage fans in commerce. In addition to tip jars, virtual ticketing platforms have emerged as a means for artists to include a fee for access to their live performance. However, there are no platforms dedicated to specifically monetizing the live audio gleaned from these streaming performances – except one: VNUE’s (OTC:VNUE) Set.fm.

Dolls ‘Eggshells’

Today they have released a video to accompany lead single ‘Eggshells’. Talking about the video Jade explains “Graham Humphrey designed the artwork for the Eggshells EP, we loved the artwork so much we thought it would be a great idea to get it animated for the video of the EP’s title track. One of my favourite things about the record is that inside there is a pullout card of two dress up dolls. It reminds me of my childhood and I think it is such a fun feature. I’m so glad that these two dolls get their time to shine in the video! We think Thomas Comery did an amazing job at making Graham’s artwork come to life.”

DOUG LOCKE tackles Racism, Homophobia and Police Brutality in new single “Why?”

“I went to the studio with the intention of writing a dance song, but after receiving news of yet another vicious attack, I broke down in tears,” says independent alternative artist DOUG LOCKE about his new single “Why?” from his recent EP Why? (Lunar II) (released May 26, 2020). “On the heels on what feels like a never ending barrage of ongoing police brutality, murder at the hands of law enforcement and rising hate crimes, I felt broken.”

SHAWN STOCKMAN of BOYZ II MEN Releases Touching And Powerful Visuals To His Latest Single “ALL I DO”

The video is a tribute to powerful women of color not only in Shawn’s life, but those that have inspired him. Shawn explains it best, “If this year has shown us anything, it’s what and whom we should be grateful for. This is my way of paying homage to the “riders”. The ones who build and do not destroy. The ones who nurture and care for, with such grace and a flyness that the rest of the world looks on in amazement!”

Wye Oak announce No Horizon EP featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus for July 31, share “AEIOU” lyric video

For multi-instrumentalists Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, there is no fear of the unknown, no preciousness about rigidity, no hard definition of what their ever-evolving project Wye Oak is. There is no “if” about whether or not they’ll experiment with the format of their musical output—it’s “how?”

Case in point: No Horizon, the forthcoming EP featuring five new songs Wye Oak recorded with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, available everywhere July 31. Today, the band shares No Horizon’s invocation “AEIOU” along with its lyric video featuring artwork by Eva Claycomb and animated by Bradley Hale.

Texas Melodic Death-Doom Unit HINAYANA to Release “Death Of The Cosmic” EP

Austin, Texas-based melodic death-doom metal unit HINAYANA have been turning heads in the metal scene since their formation in 2014, starting out as a one-man band spearheaded by frontman Casey Hurd. Now, after releasing their crushing 2018 full-length Order Divineand subsequently securing the attention of Napalm Records, HINAYANA are poised to release their next musical offering – the crushing Death Of The Cosmic EP – set for release on August 28, 2020.