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ANGELES’ New Album ‘Hell On High Heels’ Enters Top 10 Charts In Europe

Platinum selling legendary LA rockers ANGELES’ founder Dale George Lytle is extremely pleased to announce that their latest album ‘Hell On High Heels’ – released on July 3rd 2020, via Dark Star Records/Sony/Universal – has gained a lot of attention in Europe, entering also in ‘Top 10 albums of 2020’ of Metal Shock Finland, alongside Vader, Testament, Sons Of Apollo, Onslaught, Therion, etc.

Metal Shock Finland’s 13 Best Rock And Metal Albums Of 2020

K1ng Zoe “73” (feat. Ice Billion Berg)

Against All Odds Music Group, presents K1ng Zoe with his new single “73”. K1ng Zoe puts on for Miami donk culture with his love letter to candy cars on big ol’ rims. With a soul sample over heavy bass to set the mood off, you can feel the sunshine and see the palms trees as K1ng Zoe raps “All I ever wanted was a 73” For more music and updates follow K1ng Zoe on social media everywhere.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen share new track “So That the City Can Begin To Exist”

A Winged Victory for the Sullen, the composer collaboration between Stars of the Lid founder Adam Wiltzie and L.A. composer Dustin O’Halloran, are set to release new album ‘Invisible Cities’ on February 26th 2021, the stunning score to the critically acclaimed theatre production directed by London Olympics ceremony video designer Leo Warner. Released on their own Artificial Pinearch Manufacturing label, the album comes as part of an agreement with A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s current label, Ninja Tune.


The CONFLICTED original motion picture soundtrack is out this Friday, January 8th and today Griselda / BSF Records has dropped another track from it “The Hurt Business” ft. Westside Gunn, Smoke DZA & Wale. The track follows “3:30 In Houston” from Benny The Butcher – his first solo release since he was the target of a Houston, TX shooting where he suffered a leg wound in November. The soundtrack will feature Westside Gunn, Dave East, Lloyd Banks, Armani Caesar, Body James, Flee Lord, ElCamino, Eto, Ransom, among others. It will include production from Griselda in house producer Daringer, the late DJ Shay, Camouflage Monk, Cee Gee, IceRoxx, Fuse, 808 Mafia, and more.

Danny Kroha (The Gories) announces solo album ‘Detroit Blues’ on Third Man

Danny Kroha has recently been spending time learning and recording more traditional folk, blues, and gospel tunes from the public domain. His upcoming Detroit Blues could be considered part two of his debut solo LP, Angels Watching Over Me.

In his own words, “It was me in a room playing acoustic instruments and doing my own arrangements of some old songs.”

Mohegan Sun Arena Reimagined Relevance With Live Televised Events Throughout The Pandemic

2020 was a historic year that resulted in every major entertainment venue across the globe shutting down due to the worst pandemic in a century, Moheagn-sun-arena-bellator-mma-2020-year-end-release.jpgaccounting for billions in lost live entertainment revenue. Mohegan Sun Arena still found a way to stay open and generate a new revenue stream by reimagining itself as a residency broadcast center. Industry leading safety protocols joined the hard-working entertainment division at Mohegan Sun, led by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s (MGE) President of Sports & Entertainment, Tom Cantone – and soon major sporting events (Bellator MMA, SHOWTIME Sports and College Basketball), were planned and executed without fans in attendance. As a result, Mohegan Sun Arena became one of only few venues in the United States open and producing live events. In all, these residencies in 2020 brought in 650+ professional and college athletes competing to audiences stretching in the millions across network TV, pay-per-view, social media platforms and streaming services, the latter of which had huge impacts on increased viewership.

Mohegan Sun Arena Reimagined With Live Televised Events Throughout The Pandemic

STARIFIED: sludgy new single “Scapegoat” streaming exclusively on MXDWN!

Moscow heavy rockers STARIFIED unleash a sludgy and fist-pumping new track taken from their upcoming third full-length “Fat Hits”, due out January 15th on Ripple Music. Stream “Scapegoat” exclusively via MXDWN now!

Moscow heavy rock trio STARIFIED’s aptly-titled third album ‘Fat Hits’ is a beast of infectious hooks, propelled by knockout clean vocals from drummer Vadim Ambartsumian and an unabashed nod to the 90s grunge scene. It conjures up an irresistible FM heavy aura, having you hooked all throughout its 41 minutes of straight-up, energetic rock that harks back to bands as various as Soundgarden, Foo Fighters or Orange Goblin.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Starified Blast Through Grunge-Tinged Hard Rock Song “Scapegoat”

The Lathums go dark with ‘Joker’ beach performance…

Wordy and worldy indie four-piece, The Lathums, land somewhere between Bowie’s famous stroll across East Sussex sands in Ashes To Ashes, the heart-stopping catatonia of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and the monochrome menace of A Clockwork Orange in the absorbingly surreal, widescreen promo for their track, Foolish Parley. Cut to a distinctly conceptual, arthouse feel in deep black and white and interspersed with live footage from beneath the baroque splendour of Blackpool Tower, the Wigan band reveal their theatrical poise with brooding, poker-faced performances in full, rain-smudged make-up.

EDOUARD the new French electro artist returns with “/\nother \/\/orld”

LOWRIDER: watch new video “Red River” off widely-acclaimed “Refractions” album!

Sweden’s stoner rock masters LOWRIDER unveil the first ever video taken from their widely-acclaimed new album “Refractions”, released in the winter of 2020 through Blues Funeral Recordings. This collaborative video sees Lowrider fans rocking out on anthemic track “Red River” — a great way of wrapping up the year and thanking the scene and fans for the endless praise “Refractions” has received, as it hit #1 on numerous international year-end lists. Watch “Red River” now on The Obelisk!

“Let’s face it, it’s been a weird, long, hard year for everyone. When we were gearing up to put out Refractions after working on it pretty much for 7 years straight, everything was still normal. We were so excited to share the album with everyone, but dreams of festivals and gigs changed pretty much instantly by the time it was released. But, in a year that in many ways has kept us isolated from each other, we’ve really gotten closer than ever to everyone who listens, thanks to social media and the wonderful scene we get to be part of. The feedback on Refractions and the personal messages we’ve gotten over the year have meant everything. And, with recent year-end lists lifting Refractions up high, often to the highest spot, we wanted to say thank you to everyone, and give something back that shows just how special this scene is”, comments LOWRIDER.

Lowrider Premiere “Red River” Video with Fan Footage

Ontario-based pop artist Andrew Jahn releases his new EP ‘The Journey Within’

The Ontario-based pop artist Andrew Jahn (pronounced – yahn) is ready to release his EP ‘The Journey Within,’ a diverse collection of songs that hit close to home as they are inspired by his “existential grieving process.”

In 2011, at the age of 17, Jahn was misdiagnosed with “schizoaffective disorder,” which led to detrimental health problems as he was given intense medications that harmed his body.

Jahn calls the EP an “ugly duckling story.” The lead single ‘Twisted,’ in its upbeat dance club tempo, is meant to be somewhat of a joke but features lyrics about the repressed anger someone is feeling after a traumatic event—much like Jahn has experienced in real life.

Borts Blow The Cobwebs Off 2021 With New Single ‘Get Sold’

New band, new year & a new tune, Lockjaw’s latest signing, borts, are looking to be a band to watch out for in 2021. They kick-start the year with a new single ‘Get Sold’.

Following early radio support from the BBC R1 Rock Show and Kerrang! Radio’s FRESH BLOOD, Lockjaw Records’ latest signings, borts, have their latest single ‘Get Sold’ available to stream through all good DSP’s.

Commenting on the track, vocalist, Tom said: “A few years back, some of us went on a nationwide arena tour with a great band, and this song is about what transpired. It’s a reflection of how the whole experience made me feel and what I took from it.”

Widower and NYT bestseller: Ring in 2021 by practicing kindness during suffering, Covid-19

New York Times bestselling author and widower Jason Rosenthal says practicing resilience and noticing the goodness of humanity will help make 2021 a brighter year for those who have suffered great losses during Covid-19.

Although many have suffered in 2020 due to the global pandemic, Jason believes we can rise above this distress by creating a sense of community and seeing the goodness in humanity.

“As the new year approaches, remember to lead your life in with empathy and kindness, a concoction that will make the losses of 2020 more tolerable, be they financial, emotional, electoral, a mate or another loss,” Jason says.

Jason became nationally known after his wife wrote a heart-wrenching essay for The New York Times days before her death from ovarian cancer. The “Modern Love” piece titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband” went viral reaching more than 5 million worldwide and encouraged Jason to find love again after her death. Jason carries on her legacy with his book My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me which shows how he coped with her loss and learned to live again.

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me


Born in London to American parents and raised in Berkshire, Deva St. John’s sound is a bridge between the soundscapes of British and American pop culture. A peerless vocalist and authentic lyricist, her boozy lo-fi alt-rock production and gnarly vocals reveal an artist who channels her sensitivities into songs that peer under the veneer of modern life to express something fundamentally timeless, a yearning dissatisfaction; rock n’ roll in its purest form. The Information Age was Deva St. John’s third single since her debut release, Afterlife.

Andrea’s Dance-EDM Remix of Sophomore Single (Over 660K Views)

As one of Macedonia’s most international music stars, Andrea is making a name for herself with only two releases under her belt – demonstrating the confidence and vocal maturity of a deeply experienced and professional musician. In addition to the newest accolades of her recent release, Andrea’s debut single “I Know” has been played on over 100 radio stations around the world, and her music has been streamed over 4 Million times on TikTok.

skinsNbones release ‘There’s Reason (feat. Jason Kafoa)’

A sense of defiance reigns supreme over the heartfelt hard rock ethos of skinsNbones soulful “There’s Reason (feat. Jason Kafoa). Stylistically they are heavily rooted in hard rock, with elements of country, grunge and more thrown into the fray for further emphasis. By far the highlight of the piece comes from the commanding voice, one that radiates confidence and a desire to overcome. It is this impulse that guides the track along, whether it is the western twang of the guitar riffs to the steady persistent beat of the drums, it all works wonders in a singular whole.

They waste no time in getting started for the steady pulse of the rhythm reigns supreme. Highly meditative the tempo has an almost Zen-like calm, one that accurately depicts wide open skies and endless possibility. Right on top of it all are those vocals that are sung with such urgency, a need to inspire others towards a better way of being. Lyrics are of the utmost importance with every verse weighted for maximum impact as the rest of the song gently rolls forward. When they let the guitarists loose, they deliver some truly spellbinding solos that seem to soar up into the sky. For the final stretch they let it all sink in with the message becoming ever clearer until it ends with a joyous burst of the drums.



When friends talk music and those friends happen to be two music icons – three-time Grammy® winner and CMA Entertainer of the Year Tim McGraw and myriad American Music Award, Academy of Country Music and CMA Award winner of superstar duo Florida Georgia Line Tyler Hubbard – the result is “Undivided.” The upbeat and heartfelt collaboration arrives January 13 at Country radio and all streaming services, along with an official behind-the-scenes music video of the two friends in the studio. The song will be included on the Deluxe version of McGraw’s #1 album Here On Earth, out later this spring on Big Machine Records.

Falcon Jane (tipped at Best Fit, Under The Radar, Exclaim, etc) | Shares “Heaven” (Romshii Remix)

Faith was released via Pittsburgh-based label, Darling Recordings at the end of 2020 and found tips from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Under The Radar Magazine, American Songwriter, Exclaim, Secret Meeting and more. It’s a deeply persoanl collection of music for Sara, written throughout the opening months of 2019, a year that sadly marked a lot of death in Sara’s immediate family with her losing both her grandmothers, an uncle, and great uncle all within the space of just under twelve months – attending a funeral approximately every two months gave Sara a heartbreaking insight into memory, grief, loss and the fragility of life.

Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) Announces LP, Shares “Born Stupid” Track

On “Born Stupid,” Leary says: “Born Stupid” is the title track for my new album. It was born from a revelation I had while riding my bicycle that I am not as smart as I wish I was. The video for this song is my first video ever attempted. And it is stupid”

Paul Leary issued his debut solo album The History Of Dogs in 1991. And now, thirty years later he’s releasing the follow up Born Stupid. Thirty years may seem like an oddly excessive length of time between albums, but that’s apropos, as nearly all the highlights of Leary’s legendary career have been odd and excessive.

Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary Announces New Album “Born Stupid,” Shares Video for Title Track

Slippy Brings his Hybrid Sound to New Noise via “Free”

Colliding meditative nature sounds with a sonic headrush of electronic synth and bass work, Slippy takes listeners on an innovative journey via his New Noise debut “Free.”

Alex Swartwout –better known by his stage name Slippy– is an EDM producer and DJ hailing from Tampa, Florida. He began releasing music with Monstercat in 2015 and has quickly grown to become a rising figure in the bass music scene. His distinguished brand of low-end music has earned him support from the likes of Steve Aoki, Diplo, Seven Lions, NGHTMRE and Adventure Club, as well as song placements in Rocket League and Beat Saber video games.

Lee Greenwood And Soldier Valley Spirits Develop And Announce The ‘Lee Greenwood Signature Bourbon Whiskey’

Lee Greenwood, known for his patriotic anthem “God Bless The USA,” has partnered with Soldier Valley Spirits to develop and distribute the Lee Greenwood Signature Bourbon Whiskey. This special ’90 proof’ bourbon whiskey is bottled in a canteen shaped bottle embossed with the number “6” and includes a hanging military-style dog tag showcasing the letters “LG”. The silver foil label contains the replica signature of Lee Greenwood.

Proud American Lee Greenwood Is Launching His Own Bourbon [EXCLUSIVE]

New Video from VONEX, Hip Hop Artist from Nashville

Emerging creative force, VONEX, also known as The Dopest Nobody, is clear about his position in the music industry and the rules for his career. Self-awareness is a foundational requirement for success. Either you define who you are or someone else will do it for you. This revelation is on full display in his new single, “Major League”, which is available on streaming outlets everywhere.

Alexander 23 and Jeremy Zucker Share Stripped Back Acoustic Version Of “Nothings The Same”

Alexander 23 and Jeremy Zucker release a live acoustic version of their breathtaking collaboration “Nothing’s the Same” today on Interscope Records. On the emotional track they tackle the feeling of uncertainty and the seclusion we’re all facing throughout the quarantine.

NEW VIDEO ALERT! Phantom Elite “Deliverance”

Phantom Elite is a relatively new metal band fronted by singer Marina La Torraca (Exit Eden, live vocalist for Avantasia) and features songwriting and production from former After Forever guitarist and producer Sander Gommans. Marina and Sander together with Max van Esch (guitars), and Joeri Warmerdam (drums) are set to unleash an incredible slice of contemporary sounding heavy metal music in their sophomore album “Titanium”. Sonically, the band is a perfect combination of symphonic, progressive, alternative, and heavy metal.

The Mommyheads announce remaster of their classic early 90s indie rock album “Coming Into Beauty”

After being out-of-print and unavailable online for nearly three decades, the Mommyheads’ innovative, 1992 sophomore release, Coming Into Beauty, has been remastered for physical and digital formats. A truly experimental work, the album sees the band fusing rich melodies with avant-garde techniques, making for a one-of-a-kind listening experience. The remastered edition of Coming Into Beauty will be available digitally on February 12, 2021.

Justy shy of their 20s, the Mommyheads were finding studio time whenever and wherever they could to track their wild new compositions, largely penned by Adam Elk and then-bassist Matt Patrick. By the time the material had coalesced into a full-length album, it had become a gently kaleidoscopic patchwork, covering uncharted indie pop territory. The album defies cohesion and plays more like an early Frank Zappa record in its playful photo-book sprawl.