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Xavier Toscano Gets You Off Your Feet With “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) vs Vogue”


After two UK #1 albums, over 2 million album sales and an array of international acclaim, you might’ve thought you knew what to expect from British rock duo Royal Blood. Those preconceptions were shattered when they released their hit single “Trouble’s Coming” last summer. Their first new music in three years brewed up a melting pot of fiery rock riffs and danceable beats, they delivered something fresh, unexpected and yet entirely in tune with what they’d forged their reputation on.

SOCIOCLAST: San Jose Grindcore Trio Featuring Current / Former Members Of Deadpressure, In Disgust, And Mortuous To Release Self-Titled Debut Via Carbonized Records

San Jose, California-based grindcore trio SOCIOCLAST, featuring current and former members of Deadpressure, In Disgust, and Mortuous, will unleash their self-titled debut February 19th via Carbonized Records.

Spewing sixteen merciless tracks of grindcore devastation, Socioclast was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Necrot, Vastum, Brainoil) in Oakland, California. Fusing classic death metal riffs and unorthodox time signatures with a prime grindcore design and scathing sociopolitical lyrics, SOCIOCLAST aims to alter the genre’s course for years to come.

100 Missed Calls From Joey Melrose

Joey Melrose releases his first single of 2021 “100 Missed Calls”. The young pop star grabs up platinum producer Neek and NM Beats for his latest jam. Joey delivers us a cool melodic flow over some catchy acoustic strings.His potential seems to have been elevated with this one. He really shows off his vocal talents. And how he can put together a mainstream track that could hit the airwaves. Check out Joey Melrose “100 Missed Calls” now streaming on all major platforms.

Neurosis Collaborateur PETE INC. Releases Politically Charged Limerick Book ‘Tales from Nantucket’

A fixture of the East Bay punk scene for over 35 years, artist PETE INC. has created some of avant-garde metal band Neurosis’ most iconic art, including the album cover for the group’s seminal album ‘Through Silver In Blood’. By mixing slides and 16mm film in a moving collage and using disturbing imagery and spiritual icons to overwhelm concertgoers’ senses with a psychically violent assault that, combined with the intensity of the music, added a whole new sensory element to Neurosis’ live performances, PETE INC. helped bring the celebrated group to a new level during its heyday in the nineties. Now, as our country sees the peaceful transfer of power become a reality, PETE INC. continues to evolve artistically, capturing the absolute absurdity of the previous regime by releasing ‘Tales from Nantucket’, an illustrated collection of more than 100 limericks that he composed “out of a visceral reaction to the horrors of America in the age of Trump.”

Dirty Snowman Society Share Highly-Anticipated New Single “Too Much is Never Enough”

The band’s smoldering emotive musicality recalls Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and other beacons of the 1990s riff rock revival. Lyrically, the band touches on everyday life struggles, politics, and romance. For Frank Costantini (vocalist / drummer / co-songwriter), who has had a successful professional career as a writer in advertising, working on original music unlocked a flow of words he had never previously accessed. For most of the guys in Dirty Snowman Society, the band is a chance to reclaim a love of rock n’ roll, and share the joy of music with others. “It’s never too late—no matter what—to do what you love,” Frank says. “Especially when you’re playing music with the right people, and putting in the time to make it quality.”

Zac Henderson reveals indie/folk charm with the release of new album Lay The Stones

Tasmanian singer-songwriter Zac Henderson today releases his long awaited studio record, Lay The Stones. Following on from the release of lead track ‘Drawing Blood’ this month, the full Zac Henderson experience is realised across 10 heartfelt and meticulously created songs.

Written across a number of years, the album’s material details the scope of development and introspective moments in Henderson’s life. Having become a busy touring artist since the release of his debut EP Procrastination almost four years ago, life experiences changed for the artist as his music took him around the country and overseas. Lay The Stones is a result of this beautiful chaos being channelled into new stories on record.


Ireland, like the UK and much of Europe, has been under lockdown on and off for the past year, but for Irish singer Róisín O, it became the impetus for creating new music. Her new single, HEART + BONES. will be released by Blix Street Records on January 22 via all digital platforms. A fresh, new anthem from one of Ireland’s most exciting and talented exports, HEART + BONES is the first of four tracks born from the Covid19 crisis and resultant lockdown that will be included in an upcoming Róisín O EP planned for later this year.

Award-Winning Short Brides of Jesus Releases “Inside Me” Video Single

While the short is only a small look into the world of Brides of Jesus, it’s been a fantastic proof of concept for the feature film. The short has won 18 awards at festivals including the Independent Shorts Awards, the New York Movie Awards, the Venice Film Awards, the Hollywood Gold Awards, the Indie Short Fest, the Culver City Film Festival, and others. The feature script has also generated laurels with the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Glendale International Film Festival, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

SYDNEE CARTER gets intimate on new single ‘Drug Was You’

Australian Gold ARIA certified singer-songwriter Sydnee Carter shares with us her latest and most anticipated single yet, ‘Drug Was You’- a fresh, palpable take on the addictive side effects of the most dangerous drug of them all; love.

Written in collaboration with Wasteland (Matt Riley) and Justin Martins, Sydnee’s new tune casts a delicate tempo of regret and sincerity, accompanied with a strong beating undercurrent. Sydnee simultaneously sees this need through a negative lens whilst reminiscing on her past lifetime.

ELECTRO-POP/DANCE ARTIST Alarke Announces New Single with Spiderhound “Real Down”

Los Angeles-based electro-pop artist Alarke (also known as Mary Alouette) has teamed up with multi-genre bass music producer Spiderhound to ring in the New Year with the release of her new dance single, “Real Down.” An uptempo track about escaping reality and enjoying a carefree night out on the town, “Real Down” marks Alarke’s return to the electronic dance music genre. The playful EDM track is now available on all digital platforms.

Artist: Blood Union – Track: Lit

Lit is uptempo hard rock party tune that will get you up and moving . It’s in your face with an anthemic memorable chorus and a modern rock feel with flavors of 80s hard and classic rock mixed in

Emerging artist BOLU – the 13 year old whose soul stirring message impacted a pained world

It’s only been a couple of months since she wrote the song that made the world sit up and take notice. A softspoken thirteen year old from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada – just outside of Toronto, Bolu Adefemi has been writing music since she was a child, using songwriting to explore the issues that touch her world – and in the summer of 2020, there were a lot of things on her mind. She’d written a song about Covid, and her mother, Sibu, who has always been supportive of Bolu’s creative expression, had just told her that Reverend Kelly Addison, founder of Kelly’s Green Lounge on Main Street and a local community activist, was inviting Bolu to perform at a small, peaceful community demonstration supporting Black Lives Matter.


Today, Ricky Hil, alternative hip-hop artist, lyricist, songwriter releases his highly anticipated new album, Same Shit Different Day (SSDD), via 10K Projects, featuring previously released singles “Break My Heart” and “Tryin.”

SSDD is a reflection of Ricky Hil’s unique style featuring dark poetic lyrics paired with hypnotically charged beats and soul-baring sound – an undeniable level of artistry that steadily operates throughout the entire project.


The military themed video executive directed by Duke Deuce himself from the wardrobe to the script, finds Duke and his crew as soldiers being disciplined under their sergeant. Weapons at hand and the 1,2 step on lock, the crew bounce their way through training.


Says Dylan of the track, “If I had a penny for every song that means as much to me as ‘Don’t Love a Girl’ does, I’d have no pennies. I fell in love with my best friend this past year and she’s changed my life forever, so I put in a song. I hope everybody can find a piece of their love story or their future love story in it… or just be reminded to keep their freezers full of ice cream. Thank you for listening!”

New lush synth EP from Southern California collective Trade Secrets – Entitled These Other Lives

Trade Secrets returns with the second EP in their series, THESE OTHER LIVES out now. Released through Distortion Productions LLC, THESE OTHER LIVES PART TWO dives deeper into what band member Charles Labarbara describes as “trademark lush soundscapes while constantly retaining our pop sensibilities.” Thematically, the EP, according to Damien Polak “is a bridge between the cold and the warmth, the joy and the melancholy of a person’s mind. It tells about life and everything we are.”

Grande Royale feat. Dregen – “Just as Bad as You”

Dregen (The Hellacopters, Backyard Babies) has joined forces with Grande Royale for the release of the single and music video “Just as Bad as You”. The single is released on Friday, January 22 on The Sign Records, and is the third single leading up to Grande Royale’s upcoming album “Carry On”. With special guest Dregen on vocals, the band has created a highly energetic piece, delivering garage rock to a new generation.


Giorgio Leone (IT), Italian Dj based in Taipei released its track “​Infectious​” with the label “Neu Gravity”.

Born and raised in Catania, Italy, he showed interest since the beginning for Techno and Minimal House music, getting closer to the local underground scene he was influenced by the DJs and the producers he admired becoming friends first then colleagues later.

Since he landed in Taiwan he had the chance to meet some of the most known Techno djs in the country and started to produce tracks to please the Taiwanese scene with success and together with them he founded Our Muzik, a group that aims to spread the techno culture in Taiwan.

Infectious​ is one of the most representative tracks to understand Giorgio Leone (IT)’s style and how his Italian musical background got influenced and mixed with the Taiwanese local vibes.

Lillasyster, new album out now!

With four previous albums released since the debut in 2007, countless live shows and multiple nominations for Swedish Grammies, Lillasyster are now releasing their fifth studio album Svensk Jävla Metal!

In 2018 the band released an EP with the same name and have since then released several singles leading up to the current album release. Although Lillasyster are mostly known for songs with lyrics in Swedish, two singles released prior to the album are in English, Enemy and My Back And Your Knife.

Liar Thief Bandit – “Catch and Release”

“Catch and Release” is the second single from Liar Thief Bandit’s upcoming studio album “Deadlights”. The single is released on The Sign Records January 22.

What do you get if you blend the melodic essence that helped shape the ’70s and the raw garage revival of the late’90s with a modern touch of uplifting lyrics and undeniable energy? The answer is Liar Thief Bandit – a power trio born to play live with the sole purpose to carry the torch of all that ever was, is and will be rock’n’roll in its purest form.

LINDA VARG releases cover and video of SKUNK ANANSIE’s Weak

Multi-platinum Swedish artist LINDA VARG has debuted her cover of SKUNK ANANSIE’s “Weak” today, along with a music video. The track is a unique rendition on the beloved classic that has over 11 million streams on YouTube alone.

LINDA VARG allows listeners to hear this song in a completely new way. Like the original, the song is based on electric guitar, but then Varg and producer Karl-Ola Kjellholm (Tiesto, Sunrise Avenue, Skip Marley, The Band Perry) added synth pads, low bass, drum loops and samples, which, together with the originality of LINDA VARG’s distinguishing sound, make this track stand out on its own.


There’s a one-of-a-kind spunk that radiates off Texans, and Appalachian cosmic soul artist Jerry Castle embodies the Lone Star State’s spirit on his rowdy new track “Throwback Texas Man.” Available everywhere today, Fri., Jan. 22, the track channels the grit-fueled attitude of Castle’s favorite Texan icons like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Rolling Stones’ saxophonist Bobby Keys and more.

New Single Alert – Be Under Arms “The Blood Oath”

Be Under Arms are an established force in Groove Metal combining elements of Metal Core and Melodic Death Metal. Hailing from Russia the band have released 4 highly successful albums and completed several major European tours supporting bands like the Butcher Babies, Caliban, Infected Rain, Jinjer and many more.

Be Under Arms main premise as a band is focused on social and military orientation in a post apocalyptic world . The combination of outstanding Male and Female vocals fronting the band gives a distinctive focus enabling the band to deliver a stellar performance.

MARBLE New Single/Lyrics Video ‘Heartless Disease’

Italian melodic metal Marble have released the single Heartless Disease along with a new lyrics video. This is the first new music available from the forthcoming album S.A.V.E. and is about the sin of lust. “Lust is not necessarily evil, it is a social convention imposed through the centuries by the clergy.”


RO BERGMAN is going to drop his latest single “ANIMAL” today 01/22/21. In the midst of the pandemic, Ro Bergman beautifully juxtaposes solo-dancers from Vienna’s State Opera with an empty ski resort, to the sound of his new song, Animal . Between breathtaking nature shots and dancing virtuosity, the video throws open a pandora’s box of questions that are more relevant now than ever. Ro Bergman also produced a stunning VIDEO with the ambitious director Ruper Höller!


Willie Jones completes his mission to blend the energy of hip-hop with the big-hearted authenticity of country with the release of his debut album ‘Right Now’, which is out via The Penthouse/ EMPIRE. Produced by MyGuyMars (Drake, Mac Miller, Jay-Z), Mark Batson (Eminem, Dr. Dre) and Justin Ebach (Dustin Lynch, Brett Young, Jordan Davis), the tracks on the record are all written or co-written by Jones.

Daze of June release new single ‘Four Knives’

With more than 650 K streams on their newest singles, as well as being added to playlists such as Rock Hard, New Core, New Metal Tracks and New Blood on Spotify and added to rotation on radio stations Sirius XM Octane and Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood among others, DAZE OF JUNE now present their fourth single ‘Four Knives’:


The new era of Flux Pavilion is officially here. After celebrating a decade at the forefront of bass music along with Circus Records, it’s time for the artist to take another step forward into fresh and exciting terrain.

‘.wav’ showcases Flux Pavilion in his element with this melodic, synth, and electric guitar-driven 16-track masterpiece. The artist has evolved and grown throughout the years whilst maintaining his trailblazing and innovative spirit. With an array of modular synths, he’s taken the analog route for this release.

Syn Cole and kaspara link up on ‘Breathe’

Dance music titan Syn Cole has joined forces with Norwegian singer-songwriter kaspara on new single ‘Breathe’, out now.

Finding a middle ground between the organic and the synthetic, ‘Breathe’ combines warm guitar and feelgood piano chords with an infectious bassline and kaspara’s pitch-perfect vocals. It marks his first release of the new year and follows a prolific 2020 that saw Syn drop a steady stream of slick dance cuts, linking up with Graham Candy, Greyson Chance and Victor Crone. He also remixed tracks from Ava Max, Ellie Goulding, Madison Beer, Kylie Minogue and Jonas Blue.

Simon Collins – Son to Drumming Legend Phil Collins – Becoming Human Album OUT NOW

Having spent his entire life in and around music and battling addiction, Simon Collins may well have released the most stunning album of his career. ‘Becoming Human’ has already drawn rave reviews and coverage from the likes of Prog Magazine as an intelligent, expansive combination of prog rock and futuristic electronic pop, exploring lyrical themes such as personal loss; addiction and the nature of our place in the universe.

Xavier Toscano Gets You Off Your Feet With “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) vs Vogue”