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OCEANA: Italian prog/melodic death metallers featuring Novembre’s Massimiliano Pagliuso premiere new song at Decibel Magazine

Italian progressive/melodic death metallers OCEANA, featuring Novembre’s guitarist Massimiliano Pagliuso, will release their new album “The Pattern” on CD, 2LP and digital formats on January 29th 2021 via Time To Kill Records.

Track Premiere: Oceana – “Atlantidea Suite Pt. 1”

NEW VIDEO ALERT! Joel Hoekstra’s 13 “Finish Line”

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for Whitesnake and Trans-Siberian Orchestra (and also known for his work with Night Ranger and the Broadway show Rock of Ages), returns with his second album, ‘Running Games’ from his electrifying solo project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13 on February 12, 2021. Joined by Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), Joel and company pick up where his debut, ‘Dying To Live’ left off.


Bold, boundary-pushing R&B singer/songwriter Asiahn returns with her Since The 80s & Motown debut today with her new EP, The Interlude. Departing from the lovesick, sensual songs that have shined through much of her catalog, this release centers itself on the period of self-discovery and growth that comes after one relationship’s end and before another’s beginning. For the South Carolina-raised, Los Angeles-based artist, this five-song set was a conscious effort to broaden her horizons.

“It’s important that as an artist I not only sing about love,” Asiahn says. “There’s more to life than just being in a relationship and falling in and out of love with others, we also have to fall in love with ourselves and discover what we like and don’t like, explore our sexuality, get drunk and have fun! We have to live!”

Psymon Spine Premiere New Song/Video “Jumprope” via Under The Radar

Today, Psymon Spine shared their new single and music video “Jumprope,” which premiered via Under The Radar. The track features Psymon Spine vocalist Sabine Holler delivering clever commentary on city life (which can be demanding and constant, not unlike jumprope-ing) over a driving beat and funk-inspired bassline that calls to mind LCD Soundsystem and Talking Heads.

New April 16th Release Date Announced For Amigo The Devil’s BORN AGAINST

Danny Kiranos, otherwise known by his musical alter ego Amigo The Devil, has announced a new release date for his highly anticipated sophomore album Born Against, now coming on April 16th (Liars Club/Regime Music Group). Known for his dark and macabre storytelling, Amigo the Devil expands his repertoire with romantic, philosophic and emotional narratives on Born Against, without sacrificing the genre-bending style that garnered him critical praise and a passionate cult following. Listen to the poignant and powerful track “Another Man’s Grave”, and watch a stripped down and captivating solo performance of the song.

Airpark Share Lead Single “Bring It Back My Way” (feat. Erin Rae)

On Friday, Nashville-based duo Airpark shared their lead single, “Bring It Back My Way” (feat. Erin Rae), from the band’s upcoming EP, Quiet Type: an Intimate Collection of New & Old, due out February 26th via Eugenia Hall Records.

DES COX – “Are You Lonesome Tonight”

To help make this as different and appealing as possible to all ages and everyone, Des Cox took his own live stage performance and then animated it by creating a caricature of himself. It needed to break away from the traditional styles for promo films, yet still maintain a live feel and importantly, the humour, which he has done by illustrating the comedy lines.

The end result is a unique production with global appeal and understanding, that will be appreciated by people of all ages and backgrounds, all over the world, and will easily slot into any video production or programme.

Detroit’s own Biance Badd new single “Why You Acting Like A” produced by Helluva

Check out the newest single from Detroit songstress Biance Badd as she talks to the men on this single “Actin’ Like a B*tch” from her latest EP Badd Vibes. She has been steady making moves up the Detroit radar with her harmonious sound and catchy lyrics. This one produced by legendary producer Helluva.

Cole Anyway Shares New Single “Sundown”

On Friday, LA-based composer and artist Cole Anyway shared his second single “Sundown” with an accompanying visual by Cole Kush. “Sundown” is the final single to be released ahead of the upcoming interactive EP, a collaboration with Canadian filmmaker and animator, Cole Kush (Mac DeMarco, Homeshake, Jerry Paper, TNGHT). Watch + listen to “Sundown” here, and “Tuesday,” here, released last year. Cole Anyway’s Sitting With Stillness EP is out January 29th — pre-order the album on Bandcamp.

THUNDER HORSE: metal up with new video “Let Them Bleed”!

Texas-based heavy mongers THUNDER HORSE announce the release of their new album ‘Chosen One’, to be issued on March 12th through Ripple Music, and share their rocking video for “Let Them Bleed” today.

The sound of San Antonio’s THUNDER HORSE doesn’t quite fit into one box, but they are built thick with doom, psych, occult, and classic rock and blues influences. Close your eyes and imagine the brooding sounds of early Sabbath, the massive wall of guitars made famous by bands like Deep Purple and Mountain, on a sonically mesmerizing Pink Floyd trip, and you will have a taste of the experience that Thunder Horse brings.

Video Premiere: Thunder Horse – ‘Let Them Bleed’

Artist: Kip Macklejar – Track: Headphones On

Currently, Kip Macklejar is working on the release of the upcoming EP, The Coal Miner’s Daughter, which will be released as a three-part song and feature accompanying animated music videos that bring the story within the songs to life. Kip Macklejar hopes that the EP will help him show off his lyrical storytelling abilities, while also helping him to further develop and mature his rock/blues sound. In the meantime, Kip Macklejar is excited to meet new fans and to continue spreading good vibes with his unique music!’

CYRRCA – CYRRCA – Release date: Friday, February 12th 2021

CYRRCA’s perspective is fundamentally that of a seeker, shaped by the transcendent power of poetry and a fascination with world cultures and mystic traditions. These themes form CYRRCA’s sonic atmosphere, layering it with personal explorations into spirituality, self-discovery and transformation.

Inspired by a multi-year journey across the globe, CYRRCA’s self-titled LP is a blend of the iconic, the intimate and the mythic. The 13 tracks on the album weave together the happenings of a trek that stretches from the Trans Siberian Railway to the Montenegrin coastline; from Rumi’s shrine in Mevlana, Turkey to the Korean mountainside. The lyrics tell the story of the project as it began – not as an album, but rather a collection of manuscripts, journals and poems that were written while on this spiritual quest. Years later, those writings were adapted into an album that explores themes of self-discovery and transformation.


“We filmed the video with Julian during one of the craziest nights in LA. It was all about Nini walking through the empty streets of the city. We wanted it to be a journey through the night, both physically and emotionally, and also capture some of that night time energy of LA. At some point during the shoot I was in a parking lot with a friend, when someone came running towards us with a gun. Luckily, we were able to get away unharmed and we finished the video that night. It was definitely a huge shock. I guess we captured the night time in more ways than we set out to.” – Benny Gebert

Groove metal band SLOWMESH premiere new song and music video Isolate

“Isolate” continues building on the same fundations that were laid on the debut album (Something New, 2017) with southern-seasoned low guitar riffs and all nifty elements there is to love about kickass stoner rock & roll. In the same time “Isolate” brings a great variation of new components to the table, ranging from dark country, punk rock, and grunge, making it a unique and diverse record, bearing the most uplifting moments the genre can offer with the darker, much more bleak bits as well.

Artist: KatchUp – Track: Vini

The single release is called ‘Vini’ on KatchUp’s label ‘TuGetta’ (Together). The song is merely about good good vibes. I’m in the club with my boys and an attractive female catches my eye from across the room, she notices me as well. I call her over (vini) and from there we just want to enjoy one another’s company before the night ends.

Haitian-American Artist KatchUp to Release ‘Vini’ on TuGetta Records January 1st 2021

Artist: Kalado – Track: The Produck

Kalado did it again With the release of “The Produck” Kalado’s newest project adding to his catalog of hits. Shot in some of the most exotic Beach locations on the Northern side of Jamaica, The ladies can be seen seducing the audience’s eyes with their alluring presence and captivating dance moves, complimented by Kalado’s eargasm melodies, witty lyrics and unique style of delivery, This video is undoublty the most compelling and creative video to be released in a long while coming from the Dancehall fraternity. Kalado’s “The Produck” is a must see Video for 2021. On kalado YouTube channel or listen to the audio on Spotify, Amazon, deezer, Apple Music, tidal, and iTunes etc.

French post-rock/ambient one-man-band Pictures On Silence shared new track from upcoming record with “The So-Called Life”

A few weeks after sharing a first audio excerpt (“Cut Off From The World”) from its upcoming EP, Post-rock/ambient one-man-band from the Frenchman Fred Bressan (ex-PigBearMan), PICTURES ON SILENCE just unveiled a brand new track with “The So-Called Life” available right now on YouTube.

Both tracks will feature on its debut and self-titled EP coming out at the end of January (2021) through all streaming platforms.

Dr. Jekyll introduces a brand new studio single: Truth (Featuring Christine Corless)

Dr. Jekyll is about to start the new year in style with a stunning new production. He recently wrapped up an Amazing new song titled “Truth.” The single is a collaboration featuring Christine Corless, who is a talented artist in her own right. As a young and talented artist who is quickly making her way through the Nashville Country music scene, Christine knows a thing or two about great melodies. Her sound is a perfect match with Dr. Jekyll’s production style, as well as the sonic tightness of this record. Truth is a direct, yet remarkably diverse song, which allows different musical worlds to collide in order to share a fantastic story with the audience. The single is passionate and heartfelt, and everything in the song is designed for maximum impact and truly makes a positive and uplifting effect on the audience.

Callie Reiff & Lenii Announce “The Kids Are All Rebels 2.0” Releasing January 22

On January 22nd, New York-based producer and artist Callie Reiff is kicking of 2021 with “The Kids Are All Rebels 2.0,” a collaborative remix with Irish artist/producer Lenii.

After watching the 2020 Presidential Debate, Lenii wrote a rap-verse calling out the unbalanced systems America is built on and posted it on TikTok. After 2 million views and an overwhelming number of requests to finish the “Gen Z anthem”, she wrote and produced the rest of the track, settling on the name “The Kids Are All Rebels.” It was subsequently used by the Utah Democrats in an official ad campaign and has amassed over 630K streams to date. Touching on climate change, Covid-19, police brutality and sexism, “The Kids Are All Rebels” instantly resonated with Callie, and she reached out to Lenii to see how they could collaborate.

M. Caye Castagnetto Shares “Slippery Snakes” Video Via Glide

Peruvian artist Caye Castagnetto (they/them) shares the official music video for “Slippery Snakes.” Glide premiered the video, praising it as a “a feast for the eyes, breaking boundaries and then some.” Castagnetto’s debut LP Leap Second is out January 22nd on Castle Face Records.

Influenced by a life split between Lima, London, and Twentynine Palms, Peru-born Caye Castagnetto’s Leap Second is an intriguingly personal and hard to classify debut album.

Country Singer-Songwriter Jeremy Pinnell Shares Haunting Cover of Concrete Blonde’s “Joey”

The single version of country singer-songwriter Jeremy Pinnell’s cover of Concrete Blonde’s “Joey” will be released on all digital and streaming platforms this Wednesday, January 13th via Sofaburn Records. This stand-alone single comes in advance of Jeremy’s third studio album, Goodbye L.A., which will be dropping later this year.


Today, rap talent Drelli releases the music video for his new single, “Ain’t Enough,” out now via Solo Brightest (10K Projects/Flighthouse). “Ain’t Enough” is his debut on the joint venture label and was written about hard times amidst the pandemic. “With this whole quarantine thing, everyone’s losing their job and everyone feeling like the work they’re putting in isn’t enough. It was the perfect time to write a song that captures that feeling,” he notes. Already beloved by outlets like Pitchfork and Pigeons & Planes, and featured on HBO’s hit TV show Insecure, Drelli’s “Ain’t Enough” and its accompanying music video, directed by Gabe Hostetler, shows the young artist hitting his stride as the new year begins.