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MAN WITH A MISSION release new single ‘All You Need’

MAN WITH A MISSION have released their brand new single ‘All You Need’. The high-octane rock track pokes fun at excess and greed, which is further demonstrated in the humorous accompanying video.

The song also soundtracks the new Japanese mobile gaming app A.I.M.$〜All You need is money from NHN PlayArts.

DEATH OF A LEGEND – First single FACEMAN out now!

Death of a Legend, rock’n’roll band formed by members of the hardcore punk scene of Milano, are: Trippy (voice), Mark (guitars), Zane (bass) and Don Malastorte (drums).

Their style is a mixture of the iconic rock blues groovy vibes of Danko Jones, the raw facets of groups such as Maylene and the sons of Disaster and The Bronx and the typical groove of early Volbeat.

PROFANITY: German tech death institution premieres new album “Fragments of Solace” at Metal Injection

German tech death metal institution PROFANITY will release their highly anticipated new album “Fragments of Solace” on December 4th, 2020.

Metal Injection is now hosting an exclusive stream of “Fragments of Solace”, advancing the album’s official release this Friday.

Tech-Death Tuesday: Dig Into An Early Stream Of PROFANITY’s Over-The-Top New Album, Fragments of Solace

Another Sky Announces EP ‘Music For Winter Vol. I’ – Listen to the First Single “It Keeps Coming”

On the first day of 2021, Another Sky will release their latest body of work, an EP entitled Music For Winter Vol. I. Consisting of singles “It Keeps Coming” and “Sun Seeker,” the EP follows the band’s much acclaimed 2020 debut album I Slept On The Floor. “Winter is the perfect time for somber music,” says Catrin Vincent, vocalist and lyricist of Another Sky.

Dutch alt-folk songwriter LA LOYE shares enchanting debut effort ‘I’m Still Asleep’ | out Dec 2nd

Gifted with impeccable songwriting talent, alt-folk newcomer la loye shares enchanting debut track ‘I’m Still Asleep’, set for release December 2nd.

The personal project of 24-year-old Dutch artist Lieke Heusinkveld, la loye is distinguished by subtle, layered vocals and intricate guitars, sublimely complimenting each other to create an intimate ambiance and accentuate the poetic lyricism in her music.

DC The Don Pays Tribute to Napoleon Dynamite in “Worst Day ):” Video

With a natural melodic ability and a fast-paced flow, DC The Don prides himself on standing out from the pack. Dressing up as one of film’s most famous outsiders, DC The Don gets his Napoleon Dynamite on in “Worst Day ):,” his new video. Produced by Astroboy and Theo Zim, “Worst Day ):” is a product of DC’s exquisite ear for beats, as he molds his flow around 8-bit piano arpeggios and soulful vocal samples that could easily fit in an 80s arcade game. Directed by OUTLAW of Guapruns Productions, the video is a loving tribute to the 2004 cult classic, sketching an outline of the film’s plot with DC portraying Napoleon and successfully capturing the original’s color scheme and aesthetic. The video provides a twist on some of the film’s most memorable moments, including football tosses with Uncle Rico, Pedro’s presidential campaign, and the closing talent show dance performance. “Worst Day ):” is a new song from Come As You Are (Deluxe), the recently-released expanded edition of DC’s debut album.

KEIKO, ex member of Japanese vocal group Kalafina, releases debut solo album ‘Lantana’ on December 2

Kalafina made their debut in January 2008 with ‘Oblivious’, the ending theme to the feature-length anime ‘The Garden of Sinners’, followed by songs for TV anime such as ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’ and ‘Fate/Zero’, as well as for the educational history show ‘Rekishi Hiwa Historia’ produced by Japan’s national broadcaster NHK. The group were produced by Yuki Kajiura, resulting in a rich sound with expressive choral vocals, an artistic tapestry sewn into every song. The group not only found great success in Japan, but globally as well: Kalafina performed their first overseas concert in Boston in 2009, followed by shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Jakarta, Thailand and more, as well as headline shows in Taipei, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The group disbanded in March 2019.

AD INFINITUM Releases Video for New Acoustic Single “Demons” – Album out Friday, December 4

AD INFINITUM conjures a new spell, transforming their debut album into an enchanting acoustic reimagination!

As the penultimate song on Chapter I Revisited, “Demons” arises as another emotional and intense performance by AD INFINITUM’s multifaceted vocalist Melissa Bonny, accompanied by harmonic instrumentals while presenting the anthemic character in the chorus. Light as a feather, Melissa gently whispers moments of the lyrics before setting the stage for the second single’s grand finale, taken from the new acoustic album, Chapter I Revisited, to be released digitally this Friday, December 4 via Napalm Records!

Willie Lock Releases High Anticipated Acoustic Holiday Single “Footprints”

“It is safe to say that 2020 has been a rough year for everyone. Many people I am close with in New York have lost friends and loved ones, and the grief associated with that loss tends to hit extra hard around the holidays. I wanted to write an uplifting song that sends a message of hope. Although these friends and loved ones aren’t here for the holidays this year, the spirit and memories of them remain forever, and their presence is found in the magical sights and sounds of the holiday season,” Willie explains.

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard Share “Christmas Is Coming (We All Know The Score)” Video

Welsh four-piece Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have today shared their new festive single and video “Christmas Is Coming (We All Know The Score)” on Missing Piece Records / Communion. The accompanying visuals were directed by frequent creative collaborators Dah Dit Dit.

Skope Mag / the fin. are back with a new single ‘Sapphire’

The fin. drop their 2nd release of 2020, “Sapphire”, few months after the release of “Over The Hill”, which was selected on numerous playlists around the world, including New Music Friday UK.

On “Sapphire”, lead member Yuto Uchino is in charge of song-writing, lyrics, recording and mix.

[VIDEO] Joshua Luke Smith – Shine On

The track is a poignant opener to Joshua Luke Smith’s incoming album set to release in 2021. Taking inspiration from a very personal place, ‘Shine On’ is a hard-hitting, passion-enthused musical statement highlighting this budding artist’s undeniable talent of connecting an audience to his highly influential music and insightful lyricism.

BYFYN releases icy-synth pop cut ‘What’s Stopping You?’

Hertfordshire artist BYFYN (AKA Ellie Isherwood) releases the cathartic, carefree video for ‘What’s Stopping You?’ on today – preceding her new EP ‘In Blue With You’, out December 9th.

KABBALAH: share “Ceibas” video and full album details!

Pamplona-based occult rockers KABBALAH unveil all details about their sophomore album ‘The Omen’, to be released on January 15th, 2021 through Rebel Waves Records. On this occasion, the trio debuts their ritualistic and colorful “Ceibas” video exclusively on Doomed & Stoned website.

“Ceibas is about how evil and destructive human behavior is to the Earth, and the video walks you through the song and the lyrics wonderfully” describes the band. “Kabbalah are indeed a band for such a time as this, with a style that is at once ominous, mysterious, and warmly welcoming”, adds Doomed & Stoned editors.

YUNGBLUD Shares New Song “acting like that” Featuring Machine Gun Kelly

“‘acting like that’ is a result of what happens when me, mgk and travis get together, the energy’s electric and we write songs that amplify a feeling. this song radiates just going fucking nuts at your favourite show, a feeling that we all need right now. this song is about losing control and feeling free with your best fucking mates.”

Yungblud shares ‘Acting Like That’ with Machine Gun Kelly

OUT NOW: Oracle Sisters share new track ‘The Dandelon’, announce upcoming EP ‘Paris II’

After Premiering with Matt Wilkinson on Apple Radio, Parisian trio Oracle Sisters have today shared ‘The Dandelion’, their new single and first taste of upcoming EP ‘Paris II’. The accompanying video, directed by Celia Marie and lead guitarist Lewis Lazar, is shot on double 8mm and takes the viewer through the personification of Paris. With the band as your beatnik tour guides, the video explores the gothic moods and noire spirit of the city.

CRYSTAL channel Sega Genesis classic in retro-futuristic “Ecco Funk” out today

Video games such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Ecco the Dolphin so defined a generation of gamers that their influences are spread far and wide. Most recently, the nostalgia of these cartridge classics finds itself in Ecco Funk, the upcoming EP from Tokyo synth outfit CRYSTAL. out December 16th via Japanese label flau.

METZ shares a new video for “Framed by the Comet’s Tail,“

METZ has shared a new video for their song “Framed by the Comet’s Tail”, directed by the band’s drummer, Hayden Menzies. The visual companion to a personal favorite track of Menzies’ from Atlas Vending was created within a set of self-imposed limitations; it was all shot by Menzies on his phone, edited at home, with no borrowed content. He says of the video “It’s not a literal interpretation of the song by any means, but a document of random firing synapses of the mind during isolation.” Watch the video now.

CULTED Announces New Album, Reveals New Song and Music Video

Blackened industrial doom collective CULTED will be releasing their brand new full-length, ‘Nous,’ on February 26, 2021! The album artwork, tracklist, and details can be found below. In conjunction with the announcement, the band has shared the first single, “Lifers,” along with an accompanying music video.

Adult Mom Signs to Epitaph Records

Adult Mom began as the solo project of Stevie Knipe at Purchase College. Adult Mom now falls between the playful spectrum of solo project and collaborative band with beloved friends and musicians Olivia Battell and Allegra Eidinger. Since forming in 2012, Adult Mom has released five EPs and two full-length albums; Momentary Lapse of Happily (2015), and Soft Spots (2017). Knipe writes clever and intimate indie pop songs that offer a glimpse into the journey of a gender-weird queer navigating through heartache, trauma and subsequent growth.


Jenny Lewis and Chicago-based rapper Serengeti (aka David Cohn) have announced an unexpected gift just ahead of the holiday season: “Unblu” – available now via Jenny’s own label Loves Way, with an accompanying video directed by Jenny.

JAKETHEHAWK: breathe deep with Appalachian rockers, ready to deliver new LP on Ripple Music!

Appalachian rockers JAKETHEHAWK announce the release of their brand new album ‘Hinterlands’, due out February 19th, 2021 on Ripple Music. Today, the band shares their new “Counting” video exclusively on Echoes & Dust website!

Heirs to the expansive psych-fuzz explorations of bands like King Buffalo, Howling Giant and ASG, JAKETHEHAWK merge the classic, riff-centric sound of proto-metal’s pioneers with the textures of psychedelic rock and progressive rock. They also draw heavy influences from the lush, wooded river valley they call home and its rich folk music tradition, embracing the oxymoronic moniker “Appalachian Desert Rock”, because it sums their sound up perfectly (and they like it).

Video Premiere: Jakethehawk – ‘Counting’

Experience the tension, turmoil, and aggression in the new CRO-MAGS music video “2020”

“A lot can happen in any given year, but 2020 has taken it to another level,” admits CRO-MAGS founder and bassist Harley Flanagan. 2020 saw the NYC based crew release the critically acclaimed album In the Beginning (their first in 20 years) and now, before the year ends, the new EP 2020, and its eponymous video.