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THE ORACLE: Cvlt Nation Premieres New Video From Avant Electronics Project

Inspired at once by the grandiosity of film scores and classical music, the bleakness of black metal, and minimalist ambient music, Hypogeum is dark and at times ritualistic with its themes and complimentary visuals touching upon the rise, betrayal, and ultimate fall of messiah-like figures and cult leaders. The video for “An Ascension” serves as the third of a six-part video series that will ultimately culminate into one short film bridging together the record’s mysterious theme.

Watch yourself be led astray on THE ORACLE “IV. An Ascension” Video Premiere

Ane Brun “Honey” video out now

Brun explains the song was inspired by the voice of her 18-year-old self she found on an old cassette tape. “Her energy struck me and I was filled with love for this young, and in many ways innocent, version of myself—this girl talking non-stop in a boundless flow of words and emotions.”


Mixing the twang of country music with the hard-hitting stomp of rock & roll, Cory Marks makes his debut with WHO I AM.

Full of autobiographical storytelling, guitar-driven anthems, drinking songs, and breakup ballads, WHO I AM is rooted in the influence of Cory’s hometown, where he grew up surrounded by the salt-of-the-earth residents of North Bay, Ontario. It was there where he began playing drums at ten years old. Whenever he wasn’t banging along to songs by Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rush, he was listening to his parents’ country records, developing a deep appreciation for outlaws like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. Those two genres — classic country and amped-up rock — would eventually join forces in Marks’ own music, earning him a string of gigs with heavyweights like Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert along the way.

Cory Marks announces ‘Who I Am’


Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Stokley is back with a hot, new summer anthem “Vibrant” featuring Snoop Dogg. Vibrant comes just in time to help give listeners feel-good vibes to help make social distancing and isolation more lively. Produced by Stokley and written by hitmaking duo Shakespeare! (Justin Bieber, The Internet), the infectious hook-laden single has already exploded onto radio stations around the country with airplay in top radio markets further affirming Stokley’s reputation and skills to produced chart-topping hits. After five weeks on the charts, Vibrant has shot up to the top 20 on both the Billboard and Mediabase UAC charts. The high-spirited track invokes variation of any classic two-step, high energy dance for any virtual summer setting.

Listen to Stokley’s New Single ‘Vibrant’ Featuring Snoop Dogg

Naked Giants To Release “The Shadow” August 21st

Naked Giants are set to release The Shadow on August 21st, 2020 via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Chris Funk of the Decemberists and follows the Seattle, WA-based trio’s Green Fuzz EP (2019) and debut album SLUFF (2018). Steadily building up their reputation as a tremendous live act, Naked Giants were named Seattle’s best live band by The Seattle Times at the end of 2018 and Rolling Stone named the band one of the “30 Best Artists We Saw” during SXSW that year as well. The trio spent most of the past two years pulling double duty as both members of the Car Seat Headrest live band and also supporting each Car Seat Headrest performance with their own set as Naked Giants as well.

Naked Giants Go Back to School in Their “High School (Don’t Like Them)” Video

“2.0” by Field Day (ex Dag Nasty) out June 5, 2020

The beauty of good solid hardcore tunes is that there are no boundaries as to who can write them. Take for example Dag Nasty. Not long out of their teens and having cut their teeth in some of the best bands ever, they continued to write and hit after hit. The lineup changed as the Dag Nasty sound developed, they carried on being absolute leaders, not followers. I could honestly still listen to Wig Out at Denko’s or Field Day every day and not get bored. So when two of the driving forces behind those recordings announced they had some new material about to drop damn, right I was excited.

Noah Cyrus and Diplo Reveal Official Music Video For ‘On Mine’

Earlier this year, Noah Cyrus released her critically acclaimed EP, ‘The End Of Everything’ via RECORDS/Columbia Records. Featuring 8 tracks including her international hit single ‘July,’ ‘The End Of Everything’ is available on all digital platforms worldwide [Listen HERE].

The Residents Release New Album Featuring Black Francis of the Pixies on the Single “DIE! DIE! DIE!”

The world-famous art-rock group The Residents are never ones to look back as they are so often reinventing the face of the future. The Residents are set to release a new double disc recording, METAL, MEAT & BONE, based on newly discovered recordings of Alvin Snow (a.k.a. Dyin’ Dog). METAL, MEAT & BONE features 10 Dyin’ Dog Demos, 10 interpretations of the demos by The Residents, and six new works inspired by Dyin’ Dog. Black Francis of the Pixies is featured on the track “DIE! DIE! DIE!”. Rolling Stone exclusively premieres the music video for “DIE! DIE! DIE!” –

Listen: The Residents and Black Francis Drop Searing Indictment of Trump’s Handling of COVID-19

SKELETON: Cvlt Nation Streams Self-Titled Debut From Austin Blackened Metal/Punk Practitioners

Cvlt Nation is streaming the self-titled debut from blackened metal/punk practitioners SKELETON in its searing entirety. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release Friday, July 10th via 20 Buck Spin.

Easily the most vicious and intelligent dark punk/metal hybrid in years, the eleven tracks comprising Skeleton signal the black dawn of a new breed; war-like hymns for the soldiers of a scorched apocalypse to come, from which a bleak alternate future will emerge.

Listen to Ripping Death Metal Punk of SKELETON


Las leyendas Tempo X Nicky Jam se unieron en el tema y video musical de “Masoquista”. La canción que es una producción musical de Dj Urba & Rome, Oby The1, Dj Omhe, para el sello Rimas Music ha obtenido gran aceptación entre los fanáticos de ambos artistas. El video musical que fue filmado en la ciudad de Miami y dirigido por Fernando Lugo ya tiene mas de 7.7 millones de visitas en YouTube.

Singer Marcio Markkx has just released the clip for the new song “Out of This Loneliness”

Singer Marcio Markkx has just released (on July 2) the new song “Out of This Loneliness” on digital platforms and on YouTube. The song is a pre-release for the EP “Inside My Skin”, which is composed of three authorial songs that move between rock and soul “Storms”, “Voices in My Head” and “I Wanna Know.” Expected to be released in August 2020, the EP (extended play), which is totally pop, started to be produced in October 2019. In the meantime, new compositions appeared in Portuguese, the pandemic and also the production of some video clips, which will be released soon.


“When you go through a tough break up, there are a lot of secondary losses that can come with it too – you & your ex’s mutual friends, their family, the community you built together and last year I lost all of that,” Wafia shares. “I took a lot of time to reflect and I realised I had so many incredible people around me of my own that were there and they were constants. This song to me is about my friendship with them and celebrates them. I spent a day recently driving around LA delivering some of those people flowers and cakes I baked which I filmed and then turned into a little lyric video.”

Father-Son Country Duo FOLKS LIKE THEM Releases Lyric Video for”Life Worth Livin'”

Vermont-based Father-Son Country duo, Folks Like Them, share their lyric video for their single “Life Worth Livin”. Highlighting the importance of living your truest life, the video filled with moving imagery reminds us all of the importance of living a compassionate lifestyle.

ABROAD releases new video for track ‘ALRIGHT, OK’

Directed by Bob Stewart from Waymark Studios, the video stars Brittney McCallum dancing, carefree, wrapped up in the joy of new love. Featuring quaint Sydney suburban streets, the clip highlights the beauty that can be found even in the mundane and the happy surprise of finding pleasure in something that’s been right in front of you all along. “All through the clip, Brittney is searching for us and even though we walk right by her she doesn’t actually find us until the end. Partly inspired by our experiences being quarantined, the video is about taking a moment to reassess what’s really important, and whether it’s been with you all along”, elaborates Will Cruger, one half of the Abroad duo.


Nathan Cavaleri is back and set to release his first solo album, Demons (out August 6) since being signed to Michael Jackson’s label at age twelve, today sharing his affecting new single, Before You Check Out, an introspective song with a deeply important message and a suitably poignant film clip. Cavaleri will be celebrating the release of his new album with a national tour and was yesterday announced on the first Bluesfest 2021 lineup.


Elektra recording group Saint Motel have shared their brand new single entitled “Preach” today. Available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE, the track appears on the band’s forthcoming THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK: PART 2, which is due out later this year and serves as the second installment of their three-part album, THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK. Keep on the lookout for the official music video for “Preach,” which is currently in pre-production.

Undertaker of the Damned / Dies Irae “Vomitus et Serpentium” @ Black Metal (Chile)

Two of the most important Chilean Black Metal bands. Dies Irae from the city of Rancagua with 20 years of experience and 2 long durations to their credit. The other part of this split is UndertakeR of The Damned band from the city of La Serena and which already has 3 Full-Lenght play (both on Australis Records) and several compilations and ep to date.

Listen to Monsieur Minimal’s new exotic single “Easteria”.

Following the considarate impression from his first single Release me, Monsieur minimal is presenting now his second single in the middle of the summer with the figurative title “Easteria” (coming from the two words: East + hysteria). Easteria is an instrumental Mediterranean music track influenced by the sound of the east and the fusion phychedelic scene of the 70s with analogue synthesizers snd elements. Enjoy the summer mood of Easteria with no limits.

MAX RAD ‘It’ll All Be Fine’

‘It’ll All Be Fine’ tackles the notion of peace that comes with healing and is the second offering from the EP ‘Save Me From Myself Part 2’ –due out later this year and described by Max as “an inner dialogue that tackles grief, loss, uncertainty, waiting for change and trying to move forward.”

Zack Villere returns to Louisiana in new video for ‘Rope Swing’ featuring Dijon

Guitarist and vocalist Zack Villere releases a new video “Rope Swing”, featuring R&B/soul artist Dijon, a new visual taken from his latest album Cardboard City, released earlier this year via Independent.

Filmed by Dan Streit (Charli XCX, Young Thug, Diplo), “Rope Swing” takes place in Zack’s native Louisiana. Both he and Dijon embark on various antics from boating in a bayou to taking turns on the titular swing. Just like the song, it’s lighthearted and comical, an artistic examination of the anticipation before the plunge.

BÉE, releases captivating new single ‘Be’ – 09.07.19

Dutch singer songwriter BÉE, (pronounced Bae) shares her captivating new single ‘Be’ on July 9th, 2020, produced by Jake Gosling and released via Goldun Egg Records. The new single follows ‘Nothing Alike’ (rel. 03.20) and debut single ‘See You In A Bit’ (rel. 09.19).

PETER BIBBY’S DOG ACT announce new album “Marge”

Following the release of his ferocious sea-shanty Oceans, today, Australian troubadour and prankster Peter Bibby introduces Marge. The third studio album from the musical Andy Kaufman-like cult figure and his disruptive backing band Dog Act will be released on Friday, September 18th via Spinning Top Records. The news is paired with the release of new single Whyalla, a guttural six-and-a-half minute jam that pushes and pulls across the beaten track until there’s nothing left to give.

New Single & Video: SEDLMEIR: So Sexy So Lonely

New video single “SO SEXY SO LONELY” by SEDLMEIR, released by Weltgast/Indigo (Germany):