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SODOM: Genesis XIX Full-Length From German Thrash Metal Titans Out Now And Streaming In North America Via Entertainment One

Champions Decibel Magazine of the release, “Team Angelripper are firing on all cylinders as if it’s 1988 again. From the brutalizing leadff track ‘Sodom & Gomorrah’ through the blast/groove of ‘Nicht Mehr Mein Land’ and the Repulsion-esque/thrash treatment of closer ‘Friendly Fire,’ Genesis XIX never relents…” Adds Blabbermouth, “With Genesis XIX, SODOM has upped the ante, producing one of its most well-rounded albums, referencing and synthesizing the act’s early exploration of evil black metal, its mid-career’s jet-fueled thrash metal attack, and the more recent focus upon dynamic and developed songwriting.”

Balthazar Share New Track “You Won’t Come Around”

Brimming with their signature cinematic instrumentation and pop melody, Balthazar’s Maarten Devoldere says of “You Won’t Come Around”: “Breakup songs come in different shapes. This one’s about the guilt you feel after you follow your selfish heart blindly into a new love”.

Check Out ‘Love Addiction’ – The New Official Video From NEON ANGEL

One of the highlights of their debut album Neon Light District, the hard hitting and electrifying rock anthem Love Addiction serves as the perfect introduction to the world of Neon Angel. The music video, shot by the talented Markus Vähäaho of RAW•ART Creations, gives a neon-tinged glimpse of the visual side and energy of the band.

Yashira debuts new single “Shades Erased” feat. Full of Hell vocalist

YASHIRA has released their latest single today titled “Shades Erased” that features Dylan Walker from FULL OF HELL. The new song is the third to be released off their sophomore full-length LP Fail To Be, slated for release on December 11, 2020, via Good Fight Music. “Shades Erased” expands further upon the band’s devastating execution of unique song structures, mixed with plenty of doom and countless memorable riffs. This new drop follows the singles “Shards of Heaven” and “Impasse” that gathered critical acclaim earlier this fall. The cover art for Fail To Be was done by Jesse Draxler (DAUGHTERS/NINE INCH NAILS).

London Based Pop Singer/Songwriter Tiggi Hawke Releases Her New Dance Hit “High Season” Today November 27th

London based pop singer/songwriter Tiggi Hawke is set to release her new single “High Season” today, following the exclusive premiere of the single yesterday with EDM.com. This release comes after the successful release of Tiggi’s summer dance hit “Electric Sun.” Given the current state of the world with COVID-19 and clubs being closed this summer Music4Lovers said, “This intensely, passionate track does a good job taking you back to the bar lined streets of San Antonio, Ibiza.” This all followed Tiggi’s 2019 emotionally charged hit single, “For What Its Worth” with production duo SONDR (Lana Del Ray, Meghan Trainor), which has racked up over 5 million streams on Spotify since its release. Now Tiggi is back with a new electric dance hit for her fans across the globe with “High Season” produced by Gil Lewis (U2) and Toby Scott (Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen).

CRO-MAGS Announce New EP, New Single Released “2020”

Earlier this year, CRO-MAGS released their first album in twenty years with the critically-acclaimed In The Beginning. To close out this year of international turmoil and disease, the band announces the 6-song EP, 2020, available worldwide digitally on December 11th. CRO-MAGS also release the eponymous track 2020 – venting all the frustration and rage, CRO-MAGS style, at the unprecedented chaos of this year.

Spiral Vortex debuts new album “PRISMA”

Prisma is the fourth studio album by Chilean band Spiral Vortex. The songs included in the record feature deconstructed sounds from Dream Pop, Pop Rock, and Psych Rock, blended with electronic and space beats. The record also serves as a reflective auditory synthesis to the natural landscapes and mountain places where the band was born.

Just like a prism has several parallel sides, this album has different producers, each of them with a unique style but sharing a common thread via the band’s defined sound, lead by the brothers Sebastian and Maximiliano Aylwin.

Jesse Colin Young Releases 22nd Solo Album “Highway Troubadour”

Legendary singer-songwriter Jesse Colin Young has released his 22nd solo album, Highway Troubadour, today via BMG. Highway Troubadour marks the first truly solo acoustic record for Young since his debut album, 1964’s The Soul of a City Boy.

“Highway Troubadour is not only a return to my roots, but the beginning of a surprise adventure of solo performing,” said Young. “I have begun to take guitar playing to a whole new level while revisiting my decades of musical catalogue.”

Jesse Colin Young sat down with BMG’s Rapid Fire series to answer a handful of questions about his background and philosophy, as well the new album. Check out part one and the newly released part two of the interview series.

GRANDE FOX – single “Hangman”

Grande fox, the 4-members Space Psychedelic Stoner Heavy Rock band from Thessaloniki, Greece. They released their debut album “Space Nest” (2016), the EP “Kulning” (2018), and the single “Documento” (2019), and they have ready their second full-length album “Empty nest”. The album will be released early 2021 and will contain 11 songs.


Pittsburgh hardcore/metal band 156/SILENCE have released a beastly cover of ALICE IN CHAINS’ beloved track “Them Bones” today. The song is featured on the band’s Deluxe Edition of Irrational Pull that’s out today via SharpTone Records.

“I’m probably the most excited for everyone to hear our cover of “Them Bones.” As a huge Alice In Chains fan myself it was really fun learning that song and putting a bit of our own spin on it.” – Ryan Wilkinson (Guitarist)

Josh Tavares – tightrope – Music Video

There are a few songs on the album that are centred around one party with multiple character perspectives. It’s a motif I kind of hid through most of the songs. But “tightrope” is definitely about a person who wakes up the night after a party, maybe regretting some of the choices from the night before.


“I just felt like this is one of those records that you play in the clubs and that you have fun with. This is one of those raw, turned up records that just get you moving. It was only right to release it. We need to have a little fun right now amid these trying times” Pooda says, referencing the new track.


In a year that has seen Smash The House go from strength to undeniable strength, from high-octane releases across the imprint from label heads Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Quintino, Timmy Trumpet, Bassjackers and more, aswell as hugely prolific outputs across sublabels Generation Smash and Smash Deep, the famed label now readies it’s festive EP, ‘Home Alone (on The Night before Christmas)’ with a host of epic names that bring a seasonal touch. With over 106 million monthly streams between the hugely prolific artists, ‘Home Alone’ (on The Night before Christmas) showcases a glittering ensemble of acts with something for every musical taste.

Arichussettes Releases Rapid Visuals To Match His Fast Paced Life With New Video “Blink Of An Eye” Produced By The Arcitype

New England rapper Arichussettes enhances his latest hustling anthem Blink Of An Eye produced by The Arcitype with a new video directed by Alex Fatt. The rapid visuals are shot to match his fast pace lifestyle. “When you live that life it can end in a blink of an eye” says Arichussettes. Check out the video now on youtube and your preferred digital streaming platform via Warecords.

Don’t miss The Paranoyds’ video for “Hotel Celebrity” off their new EP

Directed by Ambar Navarro, the song, according to Lexi Funston, is a “collagen-infused, loving tribute to Californian vapidity and obnoxia. Becoming, undoing, aging—is it all just a mirage?”

FRANÇOIS previews new EP with alt-RnB single ‘ONE DANCE’ via Silent Kid Records

With his highly-anticipated new EP ‘BE MINE’ set to arrive next month, emerging producer and frontman FRANÇOIS is now back to unveil one of the collection’s standout offerings ‘ONE DANCE’, which is out on the 25th November via Silent Kid Records.

Much like his work to date, ‘ONE DANCE’ sees the producer skirt the line between commercial and underground aesthetics to create the distinct and passionate flow that is quickly becoming his signature sound. Filled with euphoric electronics, textured atmosphere, and his own incredibly heartfelt vocal performance, this new delight looks to set up his new EP as a bold and captivating release that continues his fresh and engaging direction.

DYLYN Drops New Single “Only Us”

Born Gwendolyn Lewis, DYLYN was once a minor pop star with top 10 dance hits on U.S. Billboard charts. But she wasn’t happy as a dubstep diva, ditching her on-stage dancers for a live drummer, so she was free to roam the stage and rock out as she pleased. DYLYN’s newer material took shape when she met L.A.-based Toronto producer Colin Munroe (Kendrick Lamar, Lights), who encouraged her new rock direction. Ryan Guldemond of Vancouver hitmakers Mother Mother became another key collaborator. Each single from her forthcoming EP sounds more monstrous than the last, unleashing a talent that’s only beginning to realize her true potential. DYLYN has finally found herself. The rest of the world is about to find her as well.

Musician-Singer-Songwriter and Producer JOSH X Releases New Single, CREOLE LOVE PT.2 Featuring Caribbean Sensation MICKAEL GUIRAND and SASKYA.

CREOLE LOVE PT.2 was written by Josh X and produced by BMC Beats and Jean Max Valcourt and the visuals were directed by Wildrey. “I was inspired to write this song as an homage to my Haitian roots. Kompa is the sound that my mother grew up listening to, so as a Haitian-American kid, that is what was playing around the house when I was growing up, so I had to take it back to where the love of music began for me,” he states. The track features Haitian music-industry star Mickael Guirand (Carimi, Vayb) and upcoming songstress Saskya and was truly a family affair when recording.

Don Diablo’s Label Hexagon Drops Niiko x SWAE ‘Blah Blah Blah’

Niiko x SWAE have announced their latest single ‘Blah Blah Blah’ feat. Canadian-Lebanese singer Mougleta. Set to debut on Thursday, November 26th via Don Diablo’s label HEXAGON, ‘Blah Blah Blah’ is noted as Niiko x SWAE’s first release on the label.

LUCER release new video “The New World”

On “The New World”, the pure rock sound that many have come to know from Lucer’s debut album, is accompanied by both electrobeats and sync effects – and that is exactly the common thread throughout the album. It’s the sound of rock a la 2021, and a band that has really found their DNA. The video can be seen at this location, on Mighty Music Youtube channel or in one of the media press-partners we teamed with, to premiere the video today.


Following the release of their latest album Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones, The Neighbourhood has delivered a new visual for album track “Hell or High Water” today –

Artist: Pacewon – Track: That’s That

He returns with a new tripped out animation video That’s That featuring Rah Digga, Ren Thomas, & Mad Squablz directed by Trippe Steff. “The main inspiration of the music video was mainly to reflect how crazy the beat is and make something just as insane and non traditional in a Hip Hop sense” says Pacewon. It is the first visual off The Ghost In The Machine EP which is a different and darker themed project mainly produced by Mahdyar with one track by Misfit Soto. “Not many in the US Hip Hop scene know this, but Mahdyar is huge in Iran to where he had to flee for refugee status now living in Paris. This is the first dark conceptual album i have done with no love songs or any specific topics, just straight Hip Hop for the soul” says Pacewon. Check out the video on youtube as well as the EP now on your preferred digital streaming provider via Raw Poetix Records.

Holly Auna – A 2020 Christmas Song

Holly Auna released this unique holiday song for everyone who is missing a loved one this holiday season. With lyrics like “The house is quiet without you laughing, there’s a few less presents that need wrapping,” Holly Auna captures the feeling of spending a holiday season without someone you love.

“While the holidays are a joyful time for many, it can be a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones or can’t be with their friends or family due to other circumstances. My co-writer, Mike Astrachan, came to our Zoom co-write in October with the idea for ‘Another Silent Night.’ His dad passed away in January of this year and this will be the first holiday season he’s spending without him. We wanted to write a song for everyone who is spending their holidays without someone they love,” says Auna.

Artist: Dylan Sherry – Track: Stars

The Silver Spring EP, Sherry’s debut release in 2016, brought show offers and an opportunity to break into the local scene. Playing with members of The Halfway Happys and Blank Summers, a family of local artists was formed, with the group creating Baby Boy Sounds—their own record label. The relationship is described by Dylan Sherry, “We all have different influences and styles that create an environment where constructive criticism and input are welcomed.” Whether it be on 2018’s Wild Range or 2019’s Western Sky, the influences can be heard, stretching from Surf, Folk, 60s Garage Rock, Motown, and Pop.

Swiss post-progressive rockers The Kompressor Experiment premiered new music video “Hippocampus Spatial Transmigration”

About 14 months after the official of their latest full-length album ‘2001’, Swiss post-prog rockers The Kompressor Experiment are already back into the game with new material and a new music video illustrating an unreleased track called “Hippocampus Spatial Transmigration”.


Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with “Arcade.” His performance of the song at the competition was hailed as “powerful” by The New York Times and “haunting” by The Guardian. “Arcade” – which has amassed more than 250 million combined global streams – took the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s Global Viral chart last year and has since received radio airplay in 58 countries. The track recently went viral on TikTok following its use in the “Dracotok” meme, which pairs “Arcade” with a deleted scene from a Harry Potter film.

Pearl Charles & Michael Rault share The Band’s “Christmas Must Be Tonight” cover

Quote from Pearl: This song by The Band has been my favorite Christmas song ever since the first time I heard it. I’ve always felt like it transcended the “holiday song” genre and has become an all-year listen that holds up alongside the rest of The Band’s repertoire. It just so happens to tell the story of the birth of Jesus in the same tone and style that The Band brought to many of their other biblically themed and secular old-timey stories throughout their career. Whether you’re a Christian, someone who just wants to get into the Christmas spirit or a Band fan interested to hear their take on one of our culture’s archetypal stories, this song is a year-round classic.

Gillian Heidi Shares New Single “Moonlight”

Pop singer-songwriter Gillian Heidi shares her new single, “Moonlight,” out today on all streaming platforms. Guided by Heidi’s unmistakable vocals, “Moonlight” is a pensive ballad imbued with soaring harmonies and sparse, meditative instrumentals. “The song is about the vulnerability of first falling in love and the beautiful fear that comes with it,” Heidi writes. “It’s one of my most vulnerable and truthful songs. It was the first real love song I’ve ever written and it means a lot to me.”


GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multiplatinum producer and songwriter Al Sherrod Lambert, better known by his artist name POINTS as of late, shares the music video for his most recent single “Perfume” today.