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Omen 44 originally from Kobe, evolved into a seasoned and respected Hip Hop artist since claiming NY as home and placing his stake in the music scene. The quick buzz and notoriety from his music resulted in shared global stages and collaborations with the likes of such heavyweights as Sizzla, Marley Marl, Statik Selektah, and more. 44 offers fans a lengthy catalog of albums, mixtapes, and EP’s all of which incorporate a mixture of sounds and beats from Jazz to Funk over his lyrical imagery.
New England’s Kaspa & Minus Address Rappers Unrealistic Ideals With New “Time’s Up” Lyric Video
New England Kaspa & Minus follow up their recent visuals Persistence and Through The Fire with a new lyric video Time’s Up. Shot and edited by Sean Mitchell with lyrics added by Sando Films, the track is aimed at the unrealistic ideals that some people have about being in the rap game. “Hip Hop in particular seems to attract a lot of tourists. Everybody wants to be rich, famous, and cool. Until they find out it’s not only that easy, thats not even what its about. Times up y’all!” says Kaspa. The song is featured on their latest Detours LP which features heavyweight lyricist Canibus. Check it out now on Youtube and your preferred digital streaming platform.
The final instalment from New York producer The Audible Doctor’s “rx” instrumental series, 12 EP’s over 12 months ending with “rx0.012” which features remixes of Bob Marley, Foo Fighters, Nirvana and others. If you haven’t listened to any of the previous 11 volumes, have a look via theaudibledoctor.bandcamp.com.
Amanda Shires debuts “That’s All” Genesis cover via Rolling Stone
Shires describes the song as a “true COVID anthem,” and its accompanying lyric video depicts much of what we’ve experienced in 2020: COVID, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, murder hornets, an Eddie Van Halen guitar, Little Richard, Harvey Weinstein in jail, Tiger King and a dumpster fire.
SpitSickBeats Ft. ChangerMusic “No CREAM Pt.2” – A Wu-Tang Inspired Story (Official Music Video)
“No C.R.E.A.M. Pt. 2” is the first single from SpitSickBeats & Changer Music’s “Steel Money” album, which will be out on Monday January 11th, 2021! The album features former Death Row artist RBX and Demigodz Apathy as well as Jersey’s Ren Thomas and Canadian legend Lee Reed amongst others.
This song is about being an independent artist with a day job and the sacrifice and commitment needed to survive creatively, financially and spiritually as not just a Canadian Hip-Hop artist, but in general for any long term vet’ like Changer reppin’ Boom Bap in a Trap trend industry.
Eminem’s ‘Music to Be Murdered By’ Jumps to #3 on Billboard 200, Breaking 50-Year-Old Record for Biggest Chart Leap
Eminem’s latest studio album Music to Be Murdered By has shattered a 50-year-old record for biggest leap on the Billboard 200 chart. Boosted by the recent release of Music to Be Murdered By – Side B (a deluxe reissue featuring 16 additional tracks), the album jumped to the #3 spot from #199 in the week ending December 24.
Released on January 17, the original 20-track version of Music to Be Murdered By debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and later received gold certification from the RIAA. Music to Be Murdered By – Side B arrived on December 18, quickly earning 94,000 equivalent album units — a staggering 1,125 percent increase in sales from the previous week.
Ring in the New Year with Animal Years
Kicking off 2021 with the mantra, “Live your life in animal years,” the indie-folk-rock band comprised of Mike McFadden (lead vocals, guitar), Anthony Saladino (bass), and Anthony Spinnato (drums) will unveil the new video, “Talkin’ To You,” on New Year’s Day. The first original single released by Animal Years since their acclaimed 2017 EP, Far From Home, “Talkin’ To You” is part of a collection of songs recorded largely live to tape with GRAMMY-nominated producer Paul Moak. This new material comes as close as possible to capturing the indescribable energy and dynamic of an Animal Years show.
MUTANTS OF THE MONSTER is a heavy metal music festival based in Arkansas, and this weekend they will be delivering an all-original online version of the event for the second time…and it’s free to stream! ‘Mutants II: Inverted Atomic Lore’ airs January 1st & 2nd at 8pm EST via the Arkansas Times YouTube Channel. The online event is curated by festival organizer Chris “CT” Terry of Rwake and features an international lineup of 19 diverse and killer bands. Each band produced their own sets, and a number of them include unique collaborations and once-in-a-lifetime performances. Among the many great performances, Tee Pee Records artists High Tone Son of a Bitch (HTSOB) and Worshipper will both appear, with HTSOB’s set to include guest performances from Andrea Vidal of Holy Grove as well as another vet of the Tee Pee roster, Rob Wrong (ex-The Skull). Other highlights will feature Telekinetic Yeti performing four brand new, unreleased tracks from their upcoming album ‘Primordial’; plus a performance from legendary West Coast sludge outfit -(16)-, and an epic set from genre-defying Chicago outfit Yakuza.
Black TarPoon – The Thad EP – Self released – 5 February 2021
Black TarPoon are pleased to announce they will be releasing The Thad EP on vinyl on February 5th 2021.. A family band hailing from Corpus Christi, Texas, Black TarPoon serves up brutally honest American roots music inspired by Goddamn Gallows, Clutch, early Misfits, and more.
With Jesse James (acoustic guitar/lead vocals) and Oatmeal Reed (bass/dirty vocals) at the helm, Black TarPoon tells tales of loss, addiction, and so-called hillbilly life in 2020. Jesse and Oatmeal are joined by Jesse’s wife and Oatmeal’s sister Tashia The Don on washboard/backing vocals, Jesse’s father Billy Mo on lead guitar/backing vox, and family friend Chi Chi Picante on drums. (Do you need a chart to keep track of this? We might need a chart.) The band says of their tongue-in-cheek name, “We assure you it’s not slang for a woman’s private parts. We use the word ‘poon’ as in a foolish person. The name is basically an anti-heroin reference. We’ve had loved ones pass away due to heroin overdose… Heroin can make the best of us fools.”
Polish Psychedelic Doom act of three – Weird Tales thicken the plot of their tale with a brand new EP – “Y’all Motherfuckers Forgot ‘Bout Good Ol’ Son Of A Bitchin’ Blues”. Which, like everything else from this twisted trio, dares to go far outside the confines of what you would expect from a doom album.
With this record, Weird Tales pays homage to the true founding fathers. Where it all began, the kings of blues! With out blues, there is no rock, with out rock there is no doom metal, and without doom metal, well, let’s not even speculate where Weird Tales would be.
The concept of this album – pass the blues through the Weird Tales prism, twisting and bending it until it’s barely recognizable. Catch the essence of each track, wrap it with our heavy riffs and extrapolate. The result? The heaviest blues album ever put forth!
Punk band FORE featuring KREATOR, MASSACRE, VENOM INC alumni release new video
In a sea of new metal bands, these four, or “FORE”, metal heads have come out with a classic punk rock band and debut album. Featuring former KREATOR bassist Christian “Spiesi” Giesler, Jeramie Kling (VENOM INC, ex-MASSACRE, THE ABSENCE) on drums, Taylor Nordberg (ex-MASSACRE, THE ABSENCE) on guitar, and rounded out by Brian “The Canadian Glenn Hughes” Stephenson on vocals, the band has formed, written, recorded and released their debut full-length album “Hombres” within three months.
Foreigner & ANGEL VIGIER drops second video – LIFE’S A CELBRATION
Angel Vigier is an up and coming solo artist hailing from Elizabeth, New Jersey. Angel was discovered by Jeff Pilson, Bruce Watson, Michael Bluestein (Foreigner) who were instantly blown away with Angels amazing talent. Jeff, Bruce and Michael had been looking for a pop artist to work with and as soon as they heard him, their minds were made up….it had to be Angel!
‘Already There’ is the first single from an upcoming album ‘Life’s A Celebration And You’re Already There’which is co written and performed with Foreigner. It was a long time in the making due to Foreigners intensive tour schedule but three years on, they’re ready to launch!
Chris Wicked and GAAHL are back with a really nice remix of their recent single”ALEINE”!
Chris Wicked is best known for his work with Malice in Wonderland, where he released several albums, EP’s and singles and toured the world. Now, Chris is reinventing himself, composing dark atmospheric, yet melodic songs and singing in his own language. Together with guitarist Rune Nordahl-Pedersen, bassist Eskil Sæter and drummer Marius Mathisen, Chris Wicked is now ready to release brand new music. Helping on the recordings the band invites friends, like Gaahl (Gaahls Wyrd), Hoest (Taake, Gorgoroth), Niklas Kvarforth (Shining) and V’gandr (Helheim) to collaborate, and the sound is quite stunning.
Dreadrock Releases New Video “You Can Be Whatever”
Dreadrock has been teasing the release of the music video for the song “You Can Be Whatever” off his latest album Rocket Power 2 for the past couple of days on social media and it’s finally out! You Can Be Whatever is one of the ten tracks on Dreadrock’s album RocketPower2 launched on December 4th ,2020.