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THE BIZARRE ORKEZTRA : LAND The second coming of the Swedish post-punk/goth pioneers!

It’s time for the next chapter in the story of the Swedish post-punk/goth pioneers The Bizarre Orkeztra. The second coming…

The four tracks on Land was originally released on 12″ vinyl by the indie label Ambush Records in 1984. It was the first release by The Bizarre Orkeztra under their by then established name, since the band’s first release Ingen kärlek, Inget hat in 1981 actually was released under their previous name Bizarre Sex.

NEW HOLIDAY MUSIC : Keithian – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Norse Heavy Metal Legends EINHERJER to Release New Album North Star on February 26

Viking Metal pioneers EINHERJER reinforce their exceptional reputation!

Viking Metal pioneers EINHERJER will release their eighth studio album, North Star, on February 26, proving their status as the pioneers of blending Nordic Black Metal and Folk Metal genres to pure Norse Heavy Metal once again. On North Star, the band around singer / guitarist / bassist Frode Glesnes and drummer / keyboarder Gerhard Storesund adds more modern, mass-appealing facets while staying true to their roots.

CAM M. | “All My Friends Are Faded” (Pop/Indie Pop/Singer-Songwriter) | *NEW MUSIC*

We all love a good story, right? Well, we have one for you but perhaps one we don’t necessarily like to hear but it’s one of growing up with the ups and downs of friendships …

This tale is told and sung by the talented up and coming US pop/indie-pop and singer/songwriter, Cam M. She’s just dropped her new single, “All My Friends Are Faded”, with lyrics telling the story of fake and flighty friends, with a melody that is dreamy, extremely catchy and will get you singing along before the second listen. Think the early tongue-in-cheeky, playfulness of Taylor Swift for the ’now’ generation.

LEECE Shares the Intricate “Move Your Feet”

Born in London, Ontario, LEECE developed her innate voice from a young age. After spending eight years in music school quietly honing her songwriting craft, LEECE ended her studies with a Master in International Business, where she proceeded to live across Canada, Italy and India. Since returning to Canada in 2016, she has been performing as a singer, commercial dancer, and writing and recording music.

MEGALOPHOBE: “Dreamy Reprise” Now Playing At Captured Howls

Music For Resistance Fantasies, the new performance score from Brooklyn, New York-based ambient/experimental solo artist, MEGALOPHOBE, will be issued next week through Nefarious Industries. With the album’s release looming, investigatory music blog Captured Howls is hosting an exclusive advance stream of the closing movement, “Dreamy Reprise.”

Megalophobe Premiere Expansive New Ambient/ Noise Journey — Listen Here!

JESSIE WAGNER (Lenny Kravitz, Chic, Duran Duran, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, etc.) Releases New Holiday Single “What Christmas Is To Me’

“This song that I co-wrote with Scott Martin is about reflecting on what makes Christmas time special to me. I’m happiest when I’m surrounded by my family and this song is a dedication to them and how they make me feel loved.”- Jessie Wagner


Micah Shalom is proud to announce his latest single “Baltimore Ska,” which will be released on December 4th. The established artist is one of the leading Reggae outfits in Texas, bringing both conscious roots and danceability to the mix. On the upcoming song, Micah Shalom brings a vibrant big band vibe into a traditional ska format with focus on the 4 piece horn section and a steady groove. Melodies are led by the horns and supported by organ, piano, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion. The song is accompanied by a visually stunning animated video set to premiere on Reggaeville in December.

Greg Amici – New Single “Tom Seaver”

Amici says, “I wrote the song after Seaver retired in 1987. I wanted to write it as a tribute, because I’d romanticized 1969 and the Miracle Mets and all of that. But what it’s really more about is kids who live vicariously through their sports and movie heroes, and spend too little time living themselves. Back then it was TV, now it’s computer games or whatever; from that aspect I think the song is timeless. I revisited it after Seaver’s passing a few months back. If you’re going to seek out childhood heroes, try to find ones with class. That was a lot easier then than now, and Tom Seaver was the epitome of class.”

Reminder: Latinx Grammy song-writer Maxine Ashley drops R&B/pop single and lyric video “RAGER”

As a well-known Next model and urban R&B/pop artist, Maxine Ashley pulls from her experiences growing up in The Bronx with her salsero parents to create a serious bad bitch persona, continued in her latest single “Rager”. As a Latinx Grammy-award winning song-writer, professional Pat McGrath model and Pharrell Williams protege, Maxine Ashley’s “Rager” and its accompanying goth-toned lyric video, come from Maxine’s unwavering determination to push through COVID-19 sadness and stay sane, a trait possibly attributed to growing up Latin in The Bronx. This is a song for the weirdos, the ragers, the up-all-nighters, and people who live each day like a new party.


DaniLeigh has quietly become an inescapable force in music, fashion, and culture, at large. Beyond amassing 1 billion combined global streams and building an audience of over 3 million Instagram followers and 1 million YouTube subscribers, the 25-year old platinum songstress was named a Rolling Stone Breakthrough Artist, while HIGHSNOBIETY christened her “one of the most forward-thinking artists in the game,” and Refinery29 described her as “a fly girl who knows without a doubt that she’s fly, but doesn’t care if you agree.”

New Video! JAGGED EDGE “How To Fix It”

R&B group Jagged Edge are back with a new song and video called “How To Fix It” with visuals directed by Azzie Scott. It’s the latest release off their full length project A Jagged Love Story.

Est-Her shares video for latest single “Streets to Nowhere”

Est-Her’s career in the arts began when he was accepted into the National Ballet School of Canada. Upon graduating, he was selected to dance professionally for The Stuttgart Ballet Company in Germany. As a dancer with minimal creative control and input into his own performance, he yearned for another artistic outlet – something he could truly make his own.

Twisted Thing announces ‘Sacred Cement’ EP out now on Corpus, stream it now!

Twisted Thing’s demo tape from 2018 has become a fan favorite within NYC’s hardcore punk scene. Recorded in the basement studio at D4MT labs, the demo, released on cassette, really highlights their fast and snotty sound. Though entrenched in the international punk scene, their penchant for ass-beating breakdowns straddles hardcore in a way that’s reminiscent of New York in the 90s.

They formed in 2017 the way most bands are started, friends looking for a new way to collaborate with one another. The result was a symbiotic relationship between songwriting and philosophy. Band members Carrie, Lulu, Tay and Jess spend as much time at practice breaking things down about the world as they do writing riffs.

Hellfekted – ‘Method Of Destruction’ Single

Hellfekted were formed in 2019 in Stoke On Trent in the UK, consisting of Liam on Vocals & Guitar, Chris on Bass and Myles on Drums. They released their debut album ‘Woe To The Kingdom Of Blood’ in early 2020 to positive reviews from the underground media and fans alike. The band have spent the 2020 lockdown writing new material, of which ‘Method OF Destruction’ is the first to be released and they will be releasing their second album in the middle of 2021. With a ferocious live set, intense performance and ever-growing fan base, this is just the beginning!


Multi-hyphenate creative, Tayler Holder, has released a new song today in time for the holiday season – “Feels Like Christmas.” The track is an upbeat pop earworm with R&B sensibilities that highlights Holder’s raw, soulful vocals. In addition to his music career, the Texas native is also a model, actor, and content creator. He is one of the biggest social influencers on TikTok with 17M+ followers, and his creative content reaches 26M+ across all major channels.

Blackout Problems release powerful video for ‘Lady Earth’

Blackout Problems have released a powerful video addressing the climate emergency for their new single ‘LADY EARTH’. The track is taken from their forthcoming album DARK out January 15th via Sony Music/Music For Nations, available to pre-order here.

‘LADY EARTH’ is an energetic and raw cut, which flows delicate synth-led calm into intense guitar-driven power. Serene and prayerful moments swell into fervent distorted soundscapes as the band deliver a hard-hitting message on the need for change, no matter of age or background. The video depicts the fragility and hostility both humankind and nature are capable of, playing as a formidable reminder that both the world and our fellow man should be treated with care and respect.

Courtney Marie Andrews debuts new “Ships In The Night” performance video

“Ships In The Night” is from Andrews’ critically acclaimed new record, Old Flowers, which is nominated for Best Americana Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards. The accolade continues a landmark year for Andrews, who is also nominated for two awards at the 2021 Americana Music Association UK Awards: Best International Artist and Best International Album (Old Flowers).

ALEXANDRA STRÉLISKI – Offers an immersive 3D journey with the new video for “Burnout Fugue”

Today Alexandra Stréliski unveils an immersive 3D video for “Burnout Fugue,” a track off her latest album, INSCAPE, which is certified platinum in Canada. For director Marcella Grimaux, creating the video was a major undertaking that took up more than six months. Marcella shares her creative process: Burnout Fugue begins in a dark hallway, with other passageways, other worlds in the distance. This journey inspired by Alexandra’s music is a metaphor for the maze that is our conscience, our emotions, our memories.

Marie Dahlstrom announces ‘4inARow’ EP, shares new single “Fall Down”

Today (8/12/20) Danish singer and producer Marie Dahlstrom, London-based producer Dan Diggas and Canadian rapper Aligo announce a new EP together entitled ‘4inARow’, out January 15th 2021 via Marie’s JFH Records label. Alongside today’s EP announcement, the trio are releasing the EP’s lead single “Fall Down”, which is out now.

Ready for broadcast… High Life (Rendition) from Spanish pop sensation Wendy Halo

Wendy Halo is thrilled to work with multi-platinum producer Gary Noble on her next single, “High Life (Rendition)”. This next single is the first song in collaboration with Gary Noble and Carl Young.

The rendition of “High Life” was produced by Carlisle Young, Grammy-winning producer who has worked with Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, and movie soundtracks like Bad Boys 2, Nutty Professor 2, and The Fast And Furious.

Milk TV – Sortie nouvel album ‘Good Food For Mean Kids’ – 11/12

Milk TV est un trio punk / pop / no wave lancé à Bruxelles fin 2017 par Matthieu Peyraud, aussi bassiste du sextet oriental kraut oriental Phoenician Drive. Ce projet est la suite d’un précédent trio basé à Montréal que Peyraud a dû avorter pour revenir en Europe. Aux commandes en tant que chanteur et bassiste, il est soutenu par Martin Rault (Phoenician Drive) à la batterie et Casper de Geus (O’Grady, Moar, Brorlab) à la guitare. Le power trio se nourrit de la nostalgie des terrains de jeux, des programmes télévisés et d’une bonne dose de cynisme post-Reagan pour livrer des morceaux de rock imprévisibles et décalés. Devo, Wire, Fugazi, Sonic Youth & Deerhoof ne sont pas trop loin dans le rétroviseur de ta Honda Civic cabossée, mais tu fais comme si c’était une DeLorean volant sous la voie lactée.

GENUS ORDINIS DEI – LP “Glare Of Deliverance” and “Torture” video out now

Genus Ordinis Dei have just released their long-awaited full-length concept album entitled Glare Of Deliverance which tells the epic story of Eleanor, a young woman persecuted for crimes of witchcraft by the Holy Inquisition.

Glare of Deliverance is much more than a simple concept album however… It is a series of ten individual songs, each with its own music video/episode. These episodes combine in sequence like a television series that bring the story of Eleanor to life. The video series brings the concept art of Tom Roberts (Ghost) to life and may even give you nightmares! The horror-esque storyline leaves you feeling helpless, unable to save Eleanor from her corrupt accusers while the music engulfs you in her struggle to survive. Watch here the first five episodes via the official series playlist on the label’s YouTube channel.

STARIFIED cover Thin Lizzy’s “Cold Sweat”

While they are getting ready to release their third studio album ‘Fat Hits’ this January 15th on Ripple Music, Moscow power rockers STARIFIED deliver a one-shot cover of Thin Lizzy’s rock’n’roll steamroller “Cold Sweat” to delight your ears. Turn on, tune in, drop out now!

STARIFIED is a hard-hitting, groovy and heavy rock trio founded in Moscow in 2017 and powered by drummer and vocalist Vadim Ambartsumian, Yuriy Berezovik on guitar and Dmitri Shurpakov on bass. Thin Lizzy’s “Cold Sweat” is one of those songs that knocks you off your feet with its uptempo straightforwardness, lyrics and crazy solo. A true rock’n’roll steamroller, to which STARIFIED do honor through a blazing and masterful cover, shot by Alexey Razorenov and engineered by Artem Shcherbakov.

Problem teaches “Life Lessons” in new music video

Today, Grammy-nominated Compton artist Problem releases a new music video for “Life Lessons,” the reflective track off his album Coffee & Kush Vol 2 available now. In the Joshy Gonz directed video, Problem takes an evening walk with a youngster named Prince, the son of Coffee and Kush Vol 2 featured artist Spoon. In between clips of Prince showing off smooth dance moves, Problem gives him advice on the hustle and looks back on the legacy he’s leaving for the next generation.

New England’s Kaspa & Minus Strengthen Their Mental Resistance With New Video “Persistence”

New England rap duo Kaspa & Minus stay focused with their latest video Persistence. Shot and edited by Sean Mitchell, the visuals are filmed at MK Boxing in Billerica starring Minus’s younger brother Mark Ferrara going through his relentless weightlifting routine highlighting strength and endurance. “We wanted to do a more motivating and positive song. After releasing such a personally emotional video Through The Fire we were looking to balance that out with a more uplifting vibe. Especially during these crazy times as a reminder to persevere” says Kaspa.

Alt-Emo band Stretched perform at LA venues…kind of

The nationwide shortage of concerts hasn’t stopped the LA band Stretched from playing at some of their favorite venues…they just don’t go inside. In the music video for the band’s new single “Situational,” the group performs on the street in front of some famous venues like Troubadour and The Wiltern.

“We miss live shows the most and feel deeply for fellow artists whose tours have been canceled,” says vocalist Brent Campanelli. “During a depressing year in addition to lifting spirits, we hope this video raises awareness for artist and venue support. #saveourstages”

BECOMING’s new single “The Storm” will awaken your mind and soul

BECOMING is anything but the typical cliche metal band. BECOMING defies the norms and delivers quality lyrical and musical content that transcends genre to awaken your mind and soul.

BECOMING has steadily been climbing the music charts and after hitting # 23 of the Top 50 most played albums on Metal Radio in North America with their new album “In The Name of God”.

One In The Chamber New Single/Video “To The Gallows”

ONE IN THE CHAMBER RELEASE THEIR LATEST SINGLE/VIDEO FOR “TO THE GALLOWS”. This is dirty rock n roll that teases, grinds, and pleases. One In The Chamber has once again lit the airwaves with “To The Gallows” and tattooed it to the heart. The rich vocal prowess slithers around the floor as the guitar works the thrust and the drums nail the push. There is nothing holding One In The Chamber back – “To The Gallows” defines that this breed is balls to the wall solid-rock!

SIRENIA Announces New Album, “Riddles, Ruins & Revelations”

Founded back in 2001 and after being active as a top-notch offering in the genre for almost 20 years, SIRENIA serve a new, exquisite pearl of symphonic metal: The four-piece around mastermind Morten Veland releases its tenth studio album, Riddles, Ruins & Revelations, on February 12, 2021 via Napalm Records!

On this magical output, the French-Norwegian quartet combines a heavy symphonic sound with modern influences, which their most recent record, Arcane Astral Aeons (2018), is proof of. This time, SIRENIA offer an exciting new twist to their songs, spicing them with electronic vibes, but never losing sight of their musical core. Riddles, Ruins & Revelationswas produced, mixed and mastered by Morten Veland himself – which marks his first time doing so.

INNO: Italian dark metallers featuring current and former members of Fleshgod Apocalypse and Hour Of Penance premiere “The Last Sun” video

Italian dark metallers INNO – featuring current and former members of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, HOUR OF PENANCE, THE FORESHADOWING and NOVEMBRE – today reveal the official video for “The Last Sun”. The song comes from the band’s debut album, “The Rain Under”, now available on Time To Kill Records.

One To Watch: Blake Rose Releases Official Music Video For ‘Lost.’

Musician and songwriter on the rise, Blake Rose returns today with an official music video for his hit single, “Lost”, which to date has already amassed more than 40 million combined global streams and is out now via AWAL Recordings. The video premiered on NYLON and was directed by Matt Sav and filmed on location in his native Perth, Australia.