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NETHERBLADE: Italian thrashers premiere “Braindamage” lyric video

The song is taken from the band’s debut album “Reborn”, out now via Dark Hammer Legion/Volcano Records.

Having channelled their primal instincts with simple yet effective fare on a couple of singles and an EP in four years, the band on their debut album sound straightforward while occasionally offering some acutely atmospheric and almost progressive moments, bearing comparisons with Exodus, Death Angel, Artillery and even old Machine Head.


See Foo Fighters as they’ve never been seen before, as all six members subject themselves to Times Like Those, a 25-year visual journey through the band’s most memorable moments onstage and off. Featuring merciless firsthand commentary, Times Like Those finds Foo Fighters making the most of their pandemic downtime, as they narrate a carousel of versions of the band and its individual members’ various versions of themselves over the years—some with different hair, some bigger, some smaller, some with different numbers of toes…

POSTDATA (feat. members of Wintersleep, Frightened Rabbit & Ali Chant producing) | Shares New Single & Announces Album

POSTDATA’s always operated as something of a collaborative project for Murphy – D’Eon and Monaghan featured on the previous record, this new one also features Chant and was recorded in isolation before being sent between Halifax/K’jipuktuk and Chant’s studio in Bristol. There’s something really reflective of the Transatlantic travels in the music and also in the album art/visuals that feature striated rock, an image taken by Yarmouth-based photographer Bill Curry. This striated rock is somewhat reflective of the album’s wider themes that detail the personal skirmishes we each endure, and the weathered individuals we become off the back of them.

Boulevards To Release “Brother!” EP December 18th

Jamil Rashad, who performs under the name Boulevards, is set to release the Brother! EP on December 18th via the New West imprint Normaltown Records. The 4-song set was produced and co-written by Blake Rhein, guitarist for the midwestern soul revival outfit Durand Jones & The Indications. A culmination of several years of writing and playing and touring and recording, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based Boulevards’ Brother! EP is about race and reckoning in America, about broken hearts and self-inflicted suffering.

Rising, Enigmatic Producer DJ MIME Releases Debut LP “2020” Out Today

Today, fast-rising enigmatic NYC producer and songwriter and DJ MIME releases his debut electronic pop album 20/20 featuring exciting collaborations with emerging vocalists Zhiko, Jantine, India Parkman, Lily Denning, HAYL, and more. The release of the album follows the release of the wildly successful singles “Not in Love,” “Bad,” “Lifeline,” and “SRY” earlier this year – both “Not in Love” and “SRY” made it into BPM rotation and “SRY” has garnered over half a million plays on Spotify since its release in January.

Bri Fletcher Partners with Sammy Arriaga for Stunning “Silent Night” Music Video

With the holidays right around the corner, emerging pop/country powerhouse Bri Fletcher teams up with American Idol alum Sammy Arriaga for a stunning version of the classic tune, “Silent Night.” The music video features Fletcher and Arriaga in an open warehouse with only a Christmas Tree and two chairs. Fletcher takes lead on the first verse while Arriaga comes in on the second and their effortless harmonies blend seamlessly on the final verse and chorus.

Anthemic indie-rock wave with Crumbsnatchers “Satin Glow” (Music Video)

Indie rockers Crumbsnatchers share their catchiest single yet with an infectious hit and music video titled “Satin Glow”. A nostalgic indie-rock / indie-pop tune comes as an anthemic feel-good wave, clutching to the last warmth of summer and throwback to simpler times. After the stress of 2020, it comes as a delightful relief.

The single is accompanied by an equally fantastic and eccentric music video released today – the band drives around town in a “couch-car”, there’s an iconic wedding dress, and some pyrotechnics are thrown in for good measure. They take viewers away from their worries of the year – if only for a brief moment.

5 Billion in Diamonds (Butch Vig/TSOOL) Share New Album Via American Songwriter

5 Billion in Diamonds, the legendary producer trio of Butch Vig, Andy Jenks and DJ James Grillo, share LP Divine Accidents LP on Make Records. Vig did an exclusive interview with American Songwriter, who praised the album as “a continuation of the cinematic concept created by 5BID’s core producer trifecta.” Fusing influences from the 80s with their signature genre-bending sound, the band returns with an exciting set of renowned collaborators. Divine Accidents delivers on the anticipation that such a star-studded group promises. Divine Accidents is available everywhere via Make Records.

Butch Vig Shares New 5 Billion in Diamonds Album, ‘Divine Accidents,’ Reveals New Garbage

Austin Ingerman (Lead Guitarist for Band New Years Day) Releases New Single + Video for “STAMPEDE”

“Stampede” is the 2nd release from a collection of instrumental songs recorded over the last three years in four different studios around the country. This particular one was recorded at Clearwave Studio in Decatur, Alabama by producer/engineer Jeremy Stephens. It was mixed and mastered by Chris Collier (Whitesnake, Korn, Lynchmob, KXM)”.

Austin has toured with bands such as Halestorm, Godsmack, In This Moment, Falling In Reverse, and many more. He has played some of the world’s most famous venues and festivals such as the Alexandra Palace in London, and Download Australia.

JAFFNA “Headlines”

There’s a certain amount of raw anger attached to the sound of this one – the disorienting vocals, the brooding bassline and heavy dub notes all combine to create an edgy atmosphere.

TONY REED: debut intimate solo video for “Funeral Suit”

Seattle songwriter and producer TONY REED (also frontman of Mos Generator) debuts an intimate monochrome video for the title track of his solo acoustic album ‘Funeral Suit’, available now on Ripple Music as part of their ‘Blood And Strings: The Ripple Acoustic’ series.

Roots of Creation and Mighty Mystic Release The Anthem We All Need Right Now With “Light it Up”

The Billboard chart topping band, Roots of Creations have created their second and most exciting collaboration yet with Jamaican reggae sensation Mighty Mystic on the new single “Light It Up.”

In current times of political upheaval, global distress, and shifting astrological tides, “Light It Up” reminds us that sometimes an anthem is all we need to reconnect to the here-and-now. Although RoC is known for diverse dynamics and sounds ranging from dub to hard rock, here the band settles into a propulsive rhythm that doesn’t break for the track’s 4:20 run time. Leave it to Brett Wilson’s chorus “Damn, it feels good to be alive” to ring like medicine for a 2020 blight. And with Mighty Mystic providing slinky verses like “Yeah it’s a party yo/ spliff and Bacardi yo/ kick like karate yo/ sweat like a cardio” we have something fun, triumphant, and true to Reggae roots. So far new song has received critical accolades with their debuted on SiriusXM’s The Joint, and heavy rotation on Cali Roots radio.

Stream “Chrome,” Distant Matter’s New Track

Born Alex Swartz-Seligman, 20-year-old Toronto-based Distant Matter is a multi-instrumentalist trained in piano, guitar, drums, bass, harmonica, and talk-box. Growing up, Alex learned to channel his energy into music as a creative outlet. He began producing music at age 17 and has played piano since he was 8 years old.