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HURRICANE ON SATURN Release New Lyric Video For ‘Me Versus All’!

Italy-based HURRICANE ON SATURN self-released their debut album “Killing Field” on November 13th 2020. Today the band unleashes a new lyric video for the song ‘Me Versus All’, taken from the album.

Velvet Skyline Announce Upcoming Single “Circles” and LP

“This album is all about growing into yourself. There are themes of falling in love, as well as falling out of love; themes of becoming an adult and realizing how tough it can be. This is an album for anyone who may be lost now, but knows that sooner or later things are going to make sense, and everything will be okay.”

Artist: David Alex-Barton – Track: Heart Achin’ Whiskey Drinkin’ Night

David has been an integral presence in the New England Music scene for many years – from his teenage days as the founding member, songwriter/vocalist/guitarist for Boston’s legendary power pop punk band “The Outlets” to his current country rock band “Tattoo Cowboy” and his acoustic country band “Blame The Whiskey”; David’s songwriting and performing rocks audiences to the core!

Artist: Scatterface – Track: Lust II

SCATTERFACE is an artist, producer and songwriter based in Germany. The first thing that listeners might notice about his work is definitely the fact that he has such a broad and varied approach to his sound, channeling a wide variety of influences – including classical composers like Beethoven, as well as Industrial and Metal acts as diverse as Nine Inch Nails, or even edgy synth wave acts such as Priest, only to mention a few. SCATTERFACE is the brainchild of a musician, who has been creating songs ever since 2001, when he was only 16.


Lil Nas X is a Grammy award-winning rapper, singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He rose to fame in 2019 when his genre-shattering hit song “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus went viral and became the longest running #1 single in Billboard Hot 100 history. Dubbed “an internationally recognized phenomenon” by Billboard, Lil Nas X and the Diamond-certified song have been recognized with various major awards from several areas of the music industry, including two Grammys. He has been featured on the cover of TIME magazine (among many others), was named one of TIME’s 25 most influential people on the Internet, one of Billboard’s 21 Under 21, and was also included on Forbes’ 2020 30 under 30 list. After releasing his highly-successful EP 7 in 2019, which features 5x Platinum single “Panini” and Platinum song “Rodeo,” Lil Nas X made his highly awaited return in November 2020 with his new single “HOLIDAY”. The song was co-produced by Take A Daytrip and Tay Keith and has accumulated 250 Million combined streams and video views worldwide to date. He is currently at work on his debut album via Columbia Records.


Tossing and turning between moments of heavy catharsis and alternative hypnosis, “Self destructor” hinges on a nimble guitar riff and throttling drums. Pete’s voice careens from hard-hitting verses towards a sweeping refrain uplifted by a haunting high register. The sci-fi music video for the track perfectly complements its mood. The near six-minute cinematic clip follows the duo on the search for truth. Dressed in black suits and ties like G-men, they trace the steps of a ghostly astronaut deep into the woods.

The Pretty Reckless Share New Song “And So It Went” Feat. Tom Morello — LISTEN

“The world has been in such a state of civil unrest,” says singer Taylor Momsen. “‘And So It Went’ basically comes from that vision. As a songwriter, I feel like I’m not here to preach. I use music to observe and communicate what I see around me. This song felt like the perfect storm for Tom Morello to join in and rip the sound waves apart with his guitar. It was more than a pleasure having him add his unique and defining sound to the song.”

Instrumental Duo STELLAR DEATH Release ‘Fragments of Light’ / Album Streaming

Featuring eight instrumental tracks that traverse a vast and richly diverse musical landscape, Fragments of Light takes the listener on a challenging, yet rewarding journey. The album blends elements of prog rock, post metal and emotive ambiance for a sonic experience like none other.

Tom Morello & Serj Tankian cover GANG OF FOUR’s “Natural’s Not In It”

This new version of “Natural’s Not In It” is the first single from the album The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four, set for release in May 2021. It’s a double album of tracks written by Andy Gill and Gang of Four, all newly reinterpreted and recorded by artists whose own unique contributions to music were enriched by listening to Gang of Four. The album features songs from across Gang of Four’s 40-plus year career, each individually chosen by the artists who covered them.

Columbia Records, Legacy Recordings & the Janis Joplin Estate Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Janis Joplin’s Pearl (Originally Released January 11, 1971)

Columbia/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and the Janis Joplin Estate are commemorating the 50th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s Pearl, the artist’s final studio album. Originally released on January 11, 1971–three months after Joplin’s passing on October 4, 1970, and eight days before what would have been her 28th birthday on January 19–Pearl debuted Janis’ last completed studio recordings as well as intimations of what the influential American country-soul-blues-rock singer was capable of delivering.

In celebration of Pearl, JanisJoplin.com will be releasing an exclusive capsule collection which includes a fine art collaboration with the estate of Barry Feinstein, the acclaimed celebrity photographer who lensed the iconic Pearl album cover; further details to be announced soon. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is curating a special exhibit devoted to Janis, Pearl and more, scheduled to open May 21, 2021.

Janis Joplin’s Pearl Album Gets 50th Anniversary Treatment

Hybrid Artist 5AM Releases New Hazy Electric Track “Falsetto” Today

The bubbling artist has amassed high praise from Fader, Lyrical Lemonade, and Respect Magazine, who called him the “next hottest thing out of the ATL.” Late last year he shared several tracks including “Automatic,” which shows off his ability to mix his R&B and Pop sounds, “Pull Up” and ” his most recent, “Answer Me” which showcases his storytelling abilities.

The Barettas – “Touché”

Hamilton rock duo The Barettas have returned with a new single, “Touché”. The track is an upbeat pump up song that’s been paired with a performance video.

NICK HANS: New Mexico-Based Folk Soloist Releases New Live Recording

Anti-Corporate Music presents the fifth title in their acclaimed singer/songwriter series, The Magnolia Sessions, releasing a new performance by Taos, New Mexico-based folk artist NICK HANS. As the album sees digital release today, The Sleeping Shaman is hosting an exclusive stream of the track “I Ride Junk.”

Premiere: Nick Hans ‘I Ride Junk’ – ‘The Magnolia Sessions’ Drops Today


Sparked by lively conversations between Jazmine and her sisterfriends, Heaux Tales is a conceptual project with songs about lust, insecurities, betrayal, regret, empowerment and the desire for love and security (even if just superficial), all delivered with the intimacy, honesty and gospel-drenched, spine-tingling vocals we’ve come to expect from the Philadelphia native.

Australian ensemble Menagerie release third album ‘Many Worlds’ (spiritual jazz)

Freestyle Records and Willwork4funk are proud to present “Many Worlds”, the highly anticipated third album by Australian 9-piece spiritual jazz ensemble Menagerie, founded and led by Lance Ferguson (of The Bamboos).

Godless Throne – “Imperator 54AD”

Godless Throne has emerged from the sinful ruins of Las Vegas, Nevada, embodying the utmost, extreme symphonic metal sound. Since the conception of this musical excretion, a keen spiritual darkness has surfaced by many influences from the band.

Mephisto: Release Single/Video for the Album Titletrack “Pentafixion

The band Mephisto was founded in September 1997 in the city of Holguín, Cuba. Mephisto was the first Cuban metal group to combine a multitude of organic and orchestral sounds to emerge as the pioneers of the Black Metal genre in Cuba. Building on their unique sound, the band continued to push contemporary boundaries by appearing on stage in full make-up and costumes, another pioneering first, which caused a great movement within the national scene.

French Melo-Death Metallers Sound Of Memories shared entire new album ‘The Sand Within’ on YouTube

A few days after the official release of their brand new album ‘The Sand Within’, French melodic death-metallers Sound Of Memories just shared the whole record for FREE STREAMING through the RareMetalAlbums YouTube Channel.

Kiwi Jr. share new single “Waiting In Line”

Kiwi Jr. is sharing an official video for “Waiting in Line,” a new offering and highlight from Cooler Returns, their forthcoming album. The video was directed by Laura-Lynn Petrick and captures a day in the life of the band in their homebase of Toronto, Ontario.

“We like the candid and casual approach of director Laura-Lynn’s previous videos, including Weyes Blood, Jessica Pratt, Michael Rault, Twist, and she was excited by our idea to wander around downtown Toronto while it was something of a ghost-town.” says singer Jeremy Gaudet.

THE LICKERISH QUARTET release new psych EP ‘Threesome Vol.2’

THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Band members of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Slash’s Snake Pit, Finn Brothers, Alice Cooper, Air & Beck – and all formerly of Jellyfish have reunited for their first official UK release with their 2nd EP.

Pray for Nature — Young Kenyan Artists Release New Music Video To Stop Deforestation

Kenya’s rising rap stars, Anderson Mwakazi (aka Harshkid Luckystah) and fellow artists Benard Kaisa (aka Benkaizah) and Simon Mwanjala (aka Popsodah) released ‘Pray for Nature,’ a new music video with an urgent message for the world about the Climate Crisis and the critical need to stop forest destruction.

Deforestation is the second largest contributor to the Climate Crisis. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change – warns that deforestation intensifies the effects of climate change, such as water scarcity, drought and food shortages. Billions of people will be adversely affected and especially those living in rural parts of the world who depend on farming to feed their families.