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Industrial Metal Band SCREAM AT THE SKY Unleashes New Video For “World Of Hate.”

Texas industrial/metal band SCREAM AT THE SKY has unleashed a brand new video for their song, “World Of Hate.” The track appears on SCREAM AT THE SKY’s self-titled EP which dropped in February of 2020.

The “World Of Hate” video was directed by Erik Gustafson courtesy of Erik Gustafson Cinematography and Brian Carter.

Hierarchy – Hierarchy – (Blackened Death Metal)

The brainchild of Vernon Boward III and Michael Goguey Jr . Hierarchy was formed in 2002 and went through numerous lineup changes before going on indefinite hiatus in 2010. But as the gods would have it, the stars and planets aligned and Hierarchy was reborn once more in 2018! This band is now poised to conquer the world!

The long awaited debut album of Long Island’s own melodic blackened death metal band Hierarchy is here. 15 years in the making!

Carla Bruni Releases Joyous Official Video For “Un grand amour”

Carla Bruni is a collection of French songs (plus one in English, one in Italian and one of which is in Spanish) and it serves as the artist’s first set of original music to be released in seven years. The album finds Carla Bruni wholeheartedly embracing her true self. Always sensitive, with emotions on the surface at times, the music on this album bears witness to a unique temperament and avoids ostentation. Listeners can sense a desire for a calm simplicity and serenity. Bruni wrote the majority of these songs herself, and the production of these was planned long before anyone set foot in the recording studio. Guitar, piano, a bit of foot-tapping and fragments of melody are the foundation of all the tracks, recorded behind closed doors with Albin de la Simone (Vanessa Paradis, Pomme, Alain Souchon, Pierre Lapointe), who produced and recorded the entire album in just six days with a small team of musicians. For his first collaboration with Carla Bruni, the multi-instrumentalist – one of the very best on the French scene in the past 20 years – was determined to give her new songs the most delicate treatment. The album is warm and familiar and inimitably Carla.


HIP Hop / Pop Punk Artist Vincent Tesoro Marches “The Parade Of The Lost” With New Single

Hip Hop/ Pop Punk artist Vincent Tesoro follows up the success of his latest video Dead End Streets with a dark and emotive single Parade Of The Lost. Produced by Fantom and accompanied by Alex Costova on keys, the song depicts a man’s world coming to end while suffering with mental health and trauma. At the same time fighting off the confusion and attacks within his mind, he appears to meet the “woman of his dreams”. “This song is for the lost, the people struggling to fit in and live a normal life. It’s for the different and unorthodox, that feel alone and suffer with chaotic thoughts. I chose this song because it cuts deeper emotionally than some of the others that have been recorded. It reminds me of Halloween on Christmas and it’s full of life experiences” says Vincent. Check it out now on your preferred streaming platform.

Italian hardcore five-piece LOCKED IN returns after a 7-year hiatus with a new EP “Not Dead Yet”

The Italian hardcore five-piece LOCKED IN returns after a 7-year hiatus with a new EP called “Not Dead Yet.” The band has teamed up with Epidemic Records, which is taking care of this digital release as well as another EP to be released in 2021.

Motherfaster – Slower Father – (Heavy Metal / Hard Rock)

Motherfaster is the result of a bad idea, that was born after the end of a jam session, during the end of 2011. They are based in Athens with a common purpose. To extract the dirtiest side of their souls and present it as an audio insult.

After playing some gigs during 2012 – 2013, they took the request of their fans for an official release seriously! Consequently they hit the studio to create their self titled debut. The recording process started in early 2014. George Emmanuel engineered the album and Jeffro Lackscheide mixed and mastered it. In November 2014 the first single “The nymph and the god” was featured in the compilation CD Fear Candy, that comes with Terrorizer magazine (Issue 254). Legendary metal bands Exodus and Obituary were also in this CD. They released “Motherfaster” on February 24, 2015.

[Single] Mayhem x Soulslicers – M.A.N.Y ft. Skanks The Rap Martyr, A.C.E. & Revalation

M.A.N.Y (“Mass to New York”) is the latest single from Mayhem (of EMS) and Swiss production team Soulslicers “Soul It May Seem” album out 12/29 via Waasawki Music Group. The single features Tri-State Heavyweights Skanks The Rap Martyr and A.C.E. (A Criminal Entity) who Tag along with Massachusetts staples and EMS representatives Mayhem and Revalation. This synth-heavy track has a cypher-like vibe that true hip hop fans should identify with and love. Each emcee shows this melodic Soulslicers backdrop no mercy lacing it with witty wordplay & braggadocio raps. M.A.NY. is a quick look into what’s in store on this Mayhem’s 3rd full-length Album of 2020!

Nick Flessa Shares “Hey Partner” EP, Shares “The Investors” Video Teaser

Earlier this year, Nick Flessa released Hey Partner, a karaoke-inspired country-disco romp for drum machine and voice, featuring Casio Sax arrangements by Oozelles’ Greg Marino. Hey Partner covers a range of topics stemming from Flessa’s experiences as a young artist during the late 2010s in Los Angeles. Equal parts sincere and humorous, this selection of lounge-adjacent music draws inspiration from the likes of Arthur Russell, Alex Cameron and Blue Jazz TV. Flessa’s unique approach brings a wonderful and disarming spaghetti western twist to his world of twangy glam and lofi boogie.

Bino Brazy – “Ben 10” feat. Pooh Shiesty – [New Video]

French Melo-Death Metallers Sound Of Memories streamed new album ‘The Sand Within’

As announced during last weeks and after already sharing some various excerpts from the record, French melodic death-metallers Sound Of Memories finally released their brand new full-length album called ‘The Sand Within’ on CD & Digital through all legal platforms (Apple Music,) and with the help of the Domino Media Group (Colossus Of Destiny…).


SB SurfsUp – “Mode” – [New Video]

For Skope: Protocol’s holiday gift – free download of Marcus Santoro & Roan Shenoyy’s “Symphony”

The holiday gift that Nicky Romero’s Protocol has prepared earlier: a Festival Mix of Marcus Santoro’s “Symphony,” available for free, which just has been released. It’s a more dance-oriented version of Marcus Santoro & Roan Shenoyy’s track from Santoro’s most recent “A New Day” EP.

Artist: Dirty Picks – Track: Spending All My Love

It began as the aftermath of an unplanned participation in an obscure band competition located in a remote town up in Quebec City. A former project known as Pickseid (ska/punk/rock, 2004-2008) had been out of the scene for quite some time. Not thinking too much about it, we thought “what the hell” and went for it, not having practiced together for almost ten years.

Artist: Dr. Tik and R2R – Track: Magicien

“The story is incredible” Dedicated to scalar waves from Dr. Tik and R2R. Two french artists, straight out of the school of life of Corbeil Essonnes and the room of Spirit and Time (精神 と 時 の 部屋) Their music is a culmination of their evolution after meeting master KAIO, several passages on Namek, visiting a multitude of universes and a practice that goes as far as pushing the limits of the human body. A fusion that leads to a style without a name, a style that wants to be positive while reflecting human madness in all its splendor.

Artist: Marcus Cardello – Track: Love Ain’t Like Frankenstein

The concept of the song is confusion, regret, and longing for someone you’ve loved, but the love is lost, you don’t know why, but sadly when it’s gone, it’s dead.

After 30+ years, London’s DANIEL TAKES A TRAIN release ‘Last Ticket To Tango’ LP

London-based indie pop collective Daniel Takes A Train have released their new album ‘Last Ticket To Tango’, their first studio album after a wait of over 30 years. After splitting decades ago, the indiepop outfit reformed in 2018 and are back with 10 brand new songs, for which they worked with legendary producer Pat Collier (Katrina and The Waves, Primal Scream, Maximo Park) at Perry Vale Studios.

It’s a mystery why Daniel Takes A Train never hit the big time in the 1980s. After all, their members had recorded with Tom Robinson and The Monochrome Set, had tea and cakes with Slade and T Rex, partied with Paula Yates and The Pet Shop Boys at the 1987 Brits and even stole a set list from The Smiths!


Carriee Music is an emerging artist from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Her voice is often complimented for its uniqueness and ability to tear up any style of beat. Carriee is inspired by artists like Drake or Nicki Minaj for their fierce work ethic, as well as Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliot for their refinement of female Hip-Hop.

French sludgecore practioners Colossus Of Destiny stream brand new album ‘Last Call’

As announced last weeks and after already sharing some various excerpts from the record, French sludgecore/rock/metal practioners Colossus Of Destiny finally released their brand new album ‘Last Call’ available right now on CD & Digital through the Domino Media Group (Sound Of Memories) and the main legal platforms (Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer…).


“Dystopia” released on December 16th via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on December 18th (UPD: physical format on the 15th of January 2021) via NorthPoint Productions (Europe / N / S America). A concept album offering a considerable expansion of the band´s trademark sound and featuring performances by guest vocalists: Mats Leven ( Candlemass, TSO, Skyblood ), Mark Boals ( Y.J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire ), Henrik Brockmann ( Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade, N´Tribe ), Kenny Lubcke ( Narita, Zoser Mez ) and Alexandra Andersen ( Royal Hunt, JSP ).

Snow – Skate Hard Die Hard – (Sludge / Punk / Stoner Rock)

The new Sludge / Punk / Stoner Rock project SNOW is releasing their first single on November 27th. “Skate Fast Die Hard” is a manifesto for freedom and frenzy packed with musical elements linked to Hardcore Punk, Sludge, Stoner Rock and Rock’n roll. Fast and accurated with a sonic urgency, fast and heavy riffs and an apotheotic ending that shakes the brain the song is the first of the two singles from the band’s debut album, leaded by Rodrigo Neves (TIGERSHARKS) and which has the collaboration of friends. The album “Skate Fast Die Hard” is expected to be released in early 2021 through Red Garage Records but before that another single from the band will be released.

Shavarr Announces New Single ‘Born and Raised’

Thanks to his gritty storytelling and inimitable voice, Shavarr is earning a reputation as one of his country’s most promising young talents. On his latest single, he shows off the melodic sensibilities that have made him a local sensation.

‘Born and Raised’ immediately creates a moody atmosphere with its minor key guitars and sparse production. It is the perfect backdrop for Shavarr, whose raw charisma makes him as compelling a performer as anyone in the genre. Whether he is showing his reggae influence or singing a straight melody, every line is loaded with conviction and impossible to ignore. With its memorable hook and hypnotic grooves, ‘Born and Raised’ is an important statement from one of reggae’s most vital voices.