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Video: Spitty the Sequel – They Know I’m Gone

Hailing from Charlotte, NC, Spitty the Sequel presents the video for “They Know I’m Gone”, off his latest EP “Missing”.

The EP and accompanying video for “They Know I’m Gone” have a dark and sarcastic feeling, which is also portrayed in the lyrics. Being a big fan of the Horror movie genre led Spitty to make his first dark themed video.

Manny Blu Releases New Music Video for “Old Money”

Manny Blu has surprised fans with the release of a new music video for his hopeful romantic track, “Old Money,” off his sophomore EP New Ink, released on Nov. 13. With the success of his first single off the EP, “Born to Ride,” which attracted over 350K views and 1M streams worldwide, Blu is back with a new music video that reveals the depth of true, long-lasting love as it follows a young couple through the restoration of their new home, showing that money truly cannot buy love as they are tested by old flames that haunt them.

Space Cadet (Matt Hock and David Walsh of The Explosion) Sign With Wiretap Records

Matt Hock (vocalist) and David Walsh (guitarist) of veteran punk band The Explosion have formed a new project named Space Cadet and they enlisted a powerhouse group of their musician friends to lend a hand on the band’s debut album ‘Lion On A Leash’ set for release on March 26 via Wiretap Records.

Recorded at Little Eden in Asbury Park in July 2020 with Pete Steinkopt (Bouncing Souls) producing, ‘Lion On A Leash’ features guest appearances by Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat), Mike Sneeringer (The Loved Ones, Strand of Oaks), Matt Olsson (Dave Hause, Brian Fallon) and Chris Gonzalez (The Explosion, The Loved Ones).

Netherland’s based star Wantigga release’s duo single “Feels & Comigo”

Netherlands – born artist and producer phenomenon Wantigga builds on the mass of international hype as he transitions from mainstream to a more niche sound with the release of duo singles “Feels” and “Comigo”


“East Lake Projects is where I became a man. It was tough to value life there, and getting over that made me a man. To me it’s more than projects – it’s my family, and we got through together. 17 people in 2 rooms, 12 people sleeping on one floor – granny, 11 siblings, auntie. We been through struggles together.” Says Slatt Zy. “We been through everything -shoot outs, hungriness, shoeless, people dying. East Lake Projects is where all my problems came from and made me grown early, but my happy times came from there too. I couldn’t imagine any other way to be. The projects may have given me scars and bruises, but also motivated me to be the nigga I am today.”

Australia’s Skegss Release New Single “Wake Up” (Loma Vista Recordings)

“This song is about waking up to yourself instead of having excuses for things because you’re worried it could cause more harm. It’s okay to do things for yourself—you’re allowed to change your mind and not let anyone make you feel bad about it,” explains Reed. “The shovels in the video represent everyone carrying invisible shovels in real life. You can dig yourself into holes and you can dig yourself out of holes. Sometimes you need a bit of help getting out.”

Australia’s Skegss Dissect the Origins of New Song “Wake Up”: Stream

David Hasselhoff Goes Metal with Two Man Music Project CUESTACK on “Through The Night,” Available Today

After announcing a collaboration to the world at the end of October, the metal debut of TV icon David Hasselhoff with two-man metal project CUESTACK, “Through the Night,” is available today.

David Hasselhoff and CueStack Premiere Video for Metal Song “Through the Night”: Watch

Taylor Swift announces new album to sabotage Gregory Dillon video coverage

Hailed by V Magazine as an artist that “absolutely needs to be on your radar” and by 1883 Magazine for his “larger-than-life sound”, synthpop singer-songwriter and composer, Gregory Dillon will release his debut EP, ‘Sad Magic’ on Friday, November 13 via Gregory’s label, Sad Magic Records / Tunecore. Narrated from dawn to dusk, Sad Magic shows Dillon yearning to re-explore the complex landscape that both shaped and saddened his adolescent years as a lonely teen struggling to discover himself with secret romances set in suburbia. But this EP is not about gloom, it’s about hope. This complex realization of a stereotyped, American Dream is a Sad Magic best reflected in solitude, as he hones in on his signature 80’s stained anthems, personal storytelling, and euphoric pop sound.

MOONSPELL Gets Ungodly with Brand New Video for “Common Prayers”

February 26, 2021 will see Portuguese dark metal titans MOONSPELL release their hotly anticipated 13th studio album, entitled Hermitage, via Napalm Records.

MOONSPELL is not only approaching their 30th band anniversary more ambitiously and stronger than ever, but with their forthcoming record, they’ve created a wonderfully intuitive, yet epic masterpiece and a testament to what they’ve always loved the most: Honest, emotional metal that binds us even in these dark times.

Ace Frehley debuts “I’m Down” video

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member Ace Frehley announced the release of a new limited edition Christmas vinyl variant of his latest album Origins Vol. 2 just in time for the holidays, including an option to receive a Christmas card signed by Ace Frehley. To celebrate, Ace released the official music video for the album’s second single “I’m Down”, which serves not only as an animated sequel to Frehley’s prior “Space Truckin'” video but his cover of The Beatles’ 1965 b-side also features John 5 on guitar, who also makes a cameo appearance in the video, taken from the same album.

Greta Van Fleet + “Age of Machine” Music Video

The video creates a new universe filled with symbolism and open to interpretation, with whispers of reflections on modernism. It is a response, a tiny piece of art in a very large conversation – four brothers and friends who spend very little time online, filled with questions – where is technology taking us, what does it all mean, and what are we trading in exchange? The video addresses the crumbling beauty around us, but leaves the final significance to the viewer – whether that narrative be focused on climate, industrialism, intimacy, self confidence, tradition, humanity itself, or otherwise. The only clear concept in the video is that the band chooses life.


Brit hard rockers BLACK TREE VULTURES drop brand new video ‘RUN BACK TO THE DARK’! This is the second single release following their September release ‘The Unforeseen’ from their new EP ‘III’ which is set for release, February 12th 2021.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard releases new track & animated video

“The song made me consider how individual action or inaction affects the world,” Dr. D Foothead says of the video. “What happens when our repressed pain, darkness and confusion manifest and influence our surroundings and relationships? I wanted to explore the journey of a character who has neglected their inner shadow, and how this energy manifests physically and becomes a force of its own.”

Palberta share “The Way That You Do” ahead of the release of Palberta5000 LP next month

Palberta’s upcoming LP Palberta5000 is due out in a little over a month on January 22nd, 2021 via Wharf Cat Records, and so far has seen high praise on a level unmatched in the band’s already celebrated career. After being announced with a deep-dive feature on Stereogum that explored the more expansive and pop-forward style on this new release from a band long-heralded as one of the most idiosyncratic bands in the East Coast DIY scene, the album’s early singles have earned comparisons to ESG and Delta 5 in The New York Times, being described as “everything great about Palberta” on NPR’s All Songs Considered, and garnering glowing coverage from spots like Pitchfork, NYLON, Paste, Consequence of Sound and BrooklynVegan among many others.

Palberta Find Harmony In The Chaos

Folk-Pop Artist Penelope Drops Video For “Drive” via V Magazine

New York-born and raised singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Penelope unveils the music video for her latest single “Drive” today. The video, premiering via V Magazine, depicts a blissful car ride that builds visually as the song’s subtle guitar-based instrumental builds to a drum-heavy cathartic bridge powered by Penelope’s voice.

Premiere: Penelope’s Dreamy Music Video for ‘Drive’


It is midnight, and you are listening to l’Impératrice talking to you about love. After the fiery “VOODOO?”, the band invites us to a ballad with a heady melody, reminding us of the warm perfume of a winter evening. Halfway between Giorgio Moroder and George Orwell, “Anomalie Bleue” traces the red thread of this twilight moment, something almost hypnotic that strikes the body just before the heart, and then this gentle and enigmatic color, sublimating the waves of sentimental intoxication, as supple as it is electric. Proof, if one was needed, that l’Impératrice hasn’t finished softening hearts. Let the group’s new single entrance you and watch their adventurous live performance of it.


Andrew Shepard, vocalist and songwriter of the band says “’Automatic Love’ is a demented love song from the perspective of someone who has some serious dependency issues. (Hopefully it’s not about me…). It’s about erasing your own identity to reflect someone else’s. Trying to find comfort in someone so not to deal with the uncomfortable things within our spongy, little brains.”

DIRA MORTIS: Ghost Cult Magazine Premieres “Twilight Of Divine Purgatory”

As Polish death metal outfit DIRA MORTIS prepares for their their monstrous third album, Ancient Breath Of Forgotten Misanthropy, to see release through Selfmadegod Records this month, Ghost Cult Magazine is now hosting an exclusive advance stream of the new single, “Twilight Of Divine Purgatory.”

Juanita Stein Shares Video For ‘Reckoning’

Says Stein, “Reckoning is a song about the power of memory and grief. How the two go hand in hand. Certain images, smells and words can unlock the deepest or feelings. “The silence, the empty halls, the cold machines” is me recalling the antiseptic bubble we were in whilst visiting the hospital every day and the chorus is me releasing all of that. It’s an immensely cathartic tidal wave of angst and melody. The video was shot on a couple iPhones in a small town in France called L’Isle-su-la-Sorgue during the warmer months. Myself, a bicycle and a heart full of sorrow.”