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Italian Psych Masters, MR. BISON to Release New Album ‘Seaward’ October 16th on Ripple Music

Within just a few years, italian trio MR. BISON established themselves with initial releases “We’ll Be Brief” and the critically-acclaimed “Asteroid” as one of the most exciting combos in the heavy psych scene. They leveraged these successes into US and European tours and dozens of gigs across Italy, opening slots for Danko Jones, Red Fang, Mondo Generator, Karma To Burn, Nebula, John Garcia and many more. This was followed by a US run that saw them perform at the great Planet Desert Festival in Las Vegas.

Heavy/Power outfit HARMONIZE announce the release of debut album!

Formed in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2012, HARMONIZE originally started as a thrash metal band until gradually transforming into the Heavy/Power Metal force that they are today, although the band still maintains some thrash and dark elements in their style.

HARMONIZE have so far released two demos and have performed live numerous times (including shows alongside Blaze Bayley, Bonfire, Wotan and others) while working on fine tuning their sound and style.

ICYMI: Touché Amoré share new single “I’ll Be Your Host”

The track explores the complexities and mounting uneasiness that comes from people looking to vocalist Jeremy Bolm to find catharsis in their own loss while he is still processing and dealing with his grief. A look into the difficulties of not having the right response to console someone while reliving your own trauma in the process. “’I’ll Be Your Host’ is a song about the overwhelming nervousness I get when someone approaches me and talks to me about their dead loved ones,” explains Bolm. “I feel horrible because I 100% understand why they’re sharing it with me. It’s hard having to stomach tragic story after tragic story while sometimes being asked advice when I absolutely don’t have the answers.”


Following only 14 months after Oasis’s classic 1994 album Definitely Maybe, widely regarded one of the greatest debut albums, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? is the UK’s 5th best-selling album of all time and best-selling album of the nineties. The album entered the UK Official Album Chart at No.1 with 269,000 sales, with a total of 10 weeks at the summit since release and almost eight and a half years in the UK Official Charts cumulatively. Worldwide, it went Top 10 in every major market in the world and became the band’s breakthrough album in the US, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with over 5 million sales, and a global total now in excess of 22 million.

Thunder Jackson releases stunning pop-ballad “Caroline”

Thunder Jackson releases his new single “Caroline”, lifted from his upcoming self-titled debut album Thunder Jackson, out 1st October via VERO Music/ADA. A stunning pop ballad, highlighting Thunder at his most vulnerable, the track reflects on past mistakes and hones in on new beginnings, suitably exhibiting the Oklahoman singer’s miraculous vocal range.

The new single arrives today alongside its companion music video directed by Thunder’s co-conspirator, British songwriter/producer Pete Lawrie Winfield (Until The Ribbon Breaks).

NACHTBLUT Releases Second Single ”Leierkinder”

Today, German dark metal torchbearers NACHTBLUT unveil the second single “Leierkinder”(engl. Children Of The Lyre) along with an official video, off their upcoming full-length, Vanitas, to be released on October 2 via Napalm Records.

Starting off with an intoxicating, folk-influenced melody and an addictive rhythm, the new single carries its listener to days of yore, while the dark lyrics create a cynical contrast that shapes the overall ambience. Lyrically, the song refers to a fictional village reigned by a god who dictates the citizen’s state of knowledge. Paired with the fleet-footed, folky main melody and Askeroth’s gloomy, invading vocals, the new single “Leierkinder” sends frightening shivers straight to everyone’s core!

Mechanical kraut, layered alt-rock record from The Holy via Playground Music

Nominated for a Grammy, Finland’s The Holy will release their second album ‘Mono Freedom’ via Playground Music this Spring. It’s an mechanical kraut, layered alt-rock record with elements of electronic and prog.

New single The Rocket Song ‘The Rocket Song’ tells the story of human arrogance which results in their extinction. Frontman Eetu Iivari says: “The last people living on earth decide to build a space rocket and try to go through black holes to new galaxies. But they fail, like we humans tend to do. We often think we’re unbeatable.”

Swedish dream-pop artist Rebecka Reinhard shares new video for latest single ‘A Pick’

As a song that is about feeling alienated from the world, she thought it would be appropriate to set these new visuals in nature and as far away from human interference as possible. Heading out to the wilderness and taking in all the glorious scenery that her home country has to offer, the video for ‘A Pick’ makes for a wonderfully bright and engaging watch.


Packed with unique flows and innovative production, Zaia firmly announced himself with Very Alone, a body of work which has seen him rack up millions of plays and land a key placement on Issa Rae’s HBO show Insecure. Gaining support from the likes of Complex, Pigeons & Planes, The Line Of Best Fit, Wonderland and more, all signs point to Zaia being among the next to emerge from Atlanta’s conveyor of genre defying unique artists.


“Singing songs of praise is likely the most important thing human beings can do at this time,” Akwerius says. It is written in the Scriptures that man is to put God first, in every endeavor, that all things may be added. There’s no better way for me to do this then write devotional songs like ‘Amen Ra’. In them, there’s mourning and sorrow too, but there’s always gratitude, hope and consolation to lift you above it, into the Bright Side.”

Layke brings us dance-party beats with edgy, electronic undertones with new single ‘Tonight Can’t Be The Last Time’

In a world which thrives on labels and conforming to a set of picture-perfect standards, Layke (and her signature icy lavender hair) has created a limitless space through her ground-breaking music that defies societal norms. And now the dream pop songstress has completely catapulted into the ever-evolving pop realm, she’s ready to speak openly to help others find their voice and for the universe to take note. On 28th August she releases the second single ‘Tonight Can’t Be The Last Time’ from her forthcoming EP ‘Frequency’.

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