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LA-based electronic/house producer davomakesbeats announces ‘Inexhaustible’ EP

davOmakesbeats is an LA based music producer and DJ with over twenty years of experience in the music industry. DavO is also the co-creator and resident of the Bay Area party Swagger Like Us, and label owner of Molly House Records. With both businesses being heavily rooted in highlighting and supporting QPOC artists and communities, davO has found purpose and intention in his career through his passion for inclusivity. Today he announces his ‘Inexhaustible’ EP and shares the energetic “Pushing My Love” featuring alt.r&b artist Rituals of Mine with Magnetic Magazine.

French sludgecore practioners Colossus Of Destiny shared entired new album on YouTube

A few weeks after the release of their new album ‘Last Call’, French sludgecore/rock/metal practioners Colossus Of Destiny just shared the whole effort for free-streaming on YouTube thanks to the RareMetalAlbums Channel.

For reminder, the album is available right now on CD & Digital through the Domino Media Group (Sound Of Memories) and the main legal platforms (Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer…).


US Dream-pop artist Kramies has announced a star-studded new single + EP release for 2021.

With production and percussion by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, the atmospheric “Days Of” will also feature Jason Lytle of Grandaddy on Synths.

Mixed by Marc Whitmore and Patrick Carney, “Days Of” is due for release in early on in the Autumn of 2021 and will be followed by a full EP produced by and featuring Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Tyler Ramsey of Band of Horses, and Jerry Becker of Train.

Canadian Prog Power RED CAIN Shares New Visualizer For “Precipice of Man”

Canada’s progressive power gothic metal band Red Cain unleashed their new album “Kindred: Act II” digitally this past January with the CD physical release due out via Sliptrick Records later date this year.

No Year Release “What People Say” Video From Brand New “So Long” LP

NO YEAR, a Portland quartet comprised of veterans of the city’s underground music scene are poised to inflict gripping, visceral psychedelic post-hardcore on the listening public with the release of their first LP, “SO LONG”. Named well before the shit-showery of 2020, the title has taken on all new meaning at the end of the longest year of our lives.

No Year are in a Frenzy on Their “What People Say” Music Video [Premiere]

James Alphonse Unveils “Crazy For You,”

Aided by mentors Nick Blagona (The Police, Deep Purple, Beegees) and Mark Daum (inventor of the piantar), James Alphonse has been nominated for and won awards at the Hamilton Music Awards. His newest mentors are Andre Kaden Black (Fefe Dobson, Francesco Yates) and Tal Vaisman (working in a variety of capacities with groups like 21 Pilots and Imagine Dragons), who have produced James’ forthcoming debut solo EP.

It’s tough to know you’re ready for a real relationship – to find someone you think is your person, and to know they’re just not there with you. “Crazy For You,” the newest single from James, a bit like a cooking recipe. It’s one part “hey, I’m sorry. I was ignorant and couldn’t empathize with you” and another part “this sucks, now I understand.”

New Video: Boneyard – Oathbreaker (Hard Rock / Metal)

Boneyard is a female-fronted hard rock/ metal band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Their debut album Oathbreaker was just released on Oct.24/20. The first single, Fates Warning, was released on Oct.17/20.

Record Thieves Unveil New Music Video “Work It Out” Off Latest Album ‘Wasting Time’

Denver punks Record Thieves have just dropped a new music video for the song “Work It Out” off their debut album ‘Wasting Time’ out now on all streaming platforms.

Nashville groove-rock trio The Brummies reach out with “Call Me” music video

Nashville groove-rock trio The Brummies deliver a special home video performance from their living room to yours in their latest release “Call Me.” The video shows the band recording in their home studio with minimal mood lighting and a close-knit crew of friends, as they remind fans to stay connected and “call anytime.” Released on Valentine’s Day, and nearing the year mark the COVID-19 quarantine shutdown, the song couldn’t come at a more appropriate time.

Vaudeville Smash – I Like Video Games

Melbourne’s Vaudeville Smash return with their new single, I Like Video Games.

I Like Video Games is a mantra about the joy video games bring to millions of people around the world. It’s for those who may not feel totally at ease in their own skin, who prefer a virtual world with no judgment. The song was recorded at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne. The synth is an ode to the classic retro games of the golden age. The jazz flute, just for fun.

New single: Seasurfer – Zombies

Seasurfer is the Hamburg-based band around songwriter & fuzz-reverb-lover Dirk Knight, forgoing the way of the conventional band by working together with a collective of singers & musicians to assist in building his idea of sound.

Butcher Babies “Yorktown” video

The video features a nod to Nirvana and to Adam West’s Batman in equal measure. The band asked fans to name their super-heroines on their socials. The names Gravemaker (Harvey) and Igniter (Shepherd) were the winning choices! Co-vocalist, Heidi Shepherd explains of the video “When writing the song “Yorktown”, it was fairly obvious as to what the video was going to look like. A superhero with 9 lives! But, this is Butcher Babies and what is better than one super hero? TWO SUPERHEROES!

Fire Follows Single Release “Glass Grenade”

FIRE FOLLOWS brings their brand of melodic hard-rock mixed with nu-metal into their latest single/video “Glass Grenade”. Fire Follows hits all corners with their sound, as each band member brings their precise nuances to create a smashingly aligned fit – a defined blend that portrays the rocking course with the driving melodies worked into the fresh nu-metal. Fire Follows latest “Glass Grenade” meets and exceeds all the requirements true rock/nu-metal fans demand.

MARBLE Send A Message Of Intent With ‘S.A.V.E.’

The new album from North Italian melodic metal act Marble is called S.A.V.E.. It presents a irrepressible mix of heavy guitar riffs, powerful aggressiveness, amazing guitar solos, surprising keyboard harmonies and original technical rhythms, blended with Eleonora’s breath-taking, catchy melodies and epic choruses. S.A.V.E. will thrill fans of both melodic and extreme metal music. The album lyrics are focused on human behavior and entwined with the three theological virtues and the seven deadly sins in a gloomy and decadent mood.

VC Pines unveils the official video to his smooth and soulful new single ‘Smoke Without Fire’

After returning earlier this month to release his highly-praised new single ‘Smoke Without Fire’, which was premiered by Jack Saunders’ on his BBC Radio 1 show, and who exalted “incredible vocal, it is jam-packed with soul… he can push this voice into a pop realm and make some really, really big tracks and potentially a big name for himself…this new one right here is the first step towards that…”. As well as landing spots on Spotify’s New Music Friday UK and The Other List playlists, VC Pines has now delivered the official video to his latest offering.

SACRED SHRINES: new video and ‘Enter The Woods’ album details unveiled!

Brisbane-based garage psych rockers SACRED SHRINES reveal all details for their upcoming sophomore full-length ‘Enter The Woods’ on Rebel Waves Records, and share their new video for “Trail To Find” exclusively over at It’s Psychedelic Baby Mag!

If you’re not familiar with the force to be reckoned with that SACRED SHRINES is, then the band’s new single and video “Trail To Find” will be the best introduction to its confident and uplifting, swagger-laden and definitely intoxicating brand of psych-drenched garage rock. With frontman Phil Usher standing as a household name of the Australian indie rock scene, and a collective musicianship that defies time and space continuum, the Brisbane quintet is set to propel the Sacred Shrines name to the hall of fame of modern psychedelic rock by releasing their strongest effort to date on Rebel Waves Records.

‘Trail To Find’ by Sacred Shrines

Father Before Me Streams New Single “Until Lambs Become Lions” Via Metal Injection!

New York City based melodic punk band Father Before Me continues its characteristic blend of skate punk and progressive style with its sophomore effort Ruby.

On the heels of their debut EP Emerald, Ruby opens up with the in-your-face track “Until Lambs Become Lions,” setting the stage for an EP of songs that accelerates what audiences heard earlier – bigger, breathier, faster.

FATHER BEFORE ME Conjoin Classic Metalcore, Prog, and Punk for "Until Lambs Become Lions"

Artist: CHASETHATMONEY – Track: Your Everything

As this Valentine Season quickly approaches one artist wants to remind you to continue to CHASETHATMONEY. With a new album that just released in 2021, the world is reminded of love, passion and unity. All the way from letting that special one know “Your Everything” to the “Break Up” . You can feel the love in the music!

Artist: Dfree843 – Track: No BS

The voice seems a little free-style-like on occasion, offering a stream of consciousness that’s deeply intimate and honest as it reflects on the situation at hand. Meanwhile the soundscape presents a fairly haunting, easily recognisable riff, which blends well with the unique qualities of the voice, to ultimately introduce the artist in a recognisable way.

LA Alt/Hip-Hop/Rapper MXRTY THE PXRTY Delivers Debut Banger “Wannit All”

MXRTY THE PXRTY is the Alt/Hip-Hop project of Angelino rapper Martin Dovali. His songs are upbeat, vibey, with an eclectic range. As a trailblazing creative he draws inspiration from all kinds of artists including Mac Miller, Tyler The Creator, Anderson .Paak. His high energy artistic expression and androgynous performance style has been distilled with the help of multi-platinum selling producer Steve Wilmot (OneRepublic, U2, Shawn Mendes).

Great news for Hardcore veterans TOTAL RECALL

1054 Records is a mostly Hardcore & Metal label, based in Australia, continuously growing, dedicated to discovering and pushing worthy bands from all over the world. Regarding record deal, they declare “we are very excited to welcome Total Recall to our roster and extremely proud of their highly anticipated debut full length album “Always Together” set to be released in the coming weeks!!! This album is sure to grab the attention of all fans of heavy metallic Hardcore so stay tuned!” Even the band is really enthusiastic, Luca “Pigo” De Simone, bass player, comments “I am personally really excited to be part of the 1054 family. Among all the reactions we received from the record labels we sampled, 1054 Records really stands out for showing true passion for the music we produced. This label still works the old way, promoting the music they believe in without compromises. I think that, especially nowadays, it is something every band should value and appreciate.” and Stefano “Stef” Anderloni, guitar player, adds: “I am stoked to be part of the 1054 Records roster: the label immediately fell in love with our album Always Together. We are looking forward to release it, as the songs mean a lot to us, both musically and personally!”

Video // Zachary Knowles – “johnny and june”

Soak in most probably the cutest song you’ll hear this year, out now courtesy of quick-rising Zachary Knowles titled “johnny and june.” The song is the perfect companion to an exhilarating love story in-the-making, brimming with hope and joy, just in time for this year’s Spring with a reference to poster couple Johnny & June Cash as the #LifeGoals. This song is immediately available everywhere via FADER label.

NORTHTALE Reveal “Bring Down The Mountain” Video With Guilherme Hirose On Vocals!

NORTHTALE Reveal “Bring Down The Mountain” Video With Guilherme Hirose On Vocals!

In August 2019, power metal newcomers NORTHTALE released their successful debut album “Welcome To Paradise” and recently announced their new vocalist: the 30 year old Guilherme Hirose from Sao Paolo, Brazil. Today, the band is happy to reveal a new clip of the song “Bring Down The Mountain” with Guilherme Hirose on vocals.

Out Now: Barbados based Lagoon Wavey shares Alt-R&B gem ‘Sunflower’

Today (Feb 15th), Barbados based Alt-R&B artist Lagoon Wavey releases the new video for single ‘Sunflower’.

‘Sunflower’ sees Wavey effortlessly blend mellow electronica and vocals of Frank Ocean & Giveon with beats from his Caribbean heritage to create a distinct & lush alternative R&B sound that sets him apart from the pack. Expressing himself with high pitched vocals and a yearning chanting tone throughout the song, he adds ”Sunflower goes into the hardships and difficulties of the emotional connection when letting someone go.”

SKELETON: Austin Blackened Metal/Punk Conjurors Unleash Ordainment Of Divinity Via 20 Buck Spin

Austin blackened metal/punk conjurors SKELETON recently unveiled the vile sounds of Ordainment Of Divinity. Out now on 20 Buck Spin, the surprise demo EP serves as a precursor to the band’s forthcoming second full-length, set for release later this year.

TEMPERANCE Releases Acoustic Version of “Paint The World”

TEMPERANCE will release their new acoustic EP, Melodies Of Green And Blue, this upcoming Friday, February 19 via Napalm Records! The new single, “Paint The World, is one of the six acoustic renditions of songs from their critically acclaimed album, Viridian, found on the melodic/symphonic metal outfit’s new EP. After many years of band history and tours with genre giants like NIGHTWISH, Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY and TARJA,

The Music Video For Lil Rap’s song “Pushin’ the Gas” Is Coming Soon

A few weeks after to drop the music video of his debut song “I’m Hot” Lil Rap is back into the lane again to announce the preview of his new music video, “Pushin’ the Gas”, with a release date to be announced soon on the rapper’s social networks and by his label Swervnation.

MF Tomlinson muses on modern paranoia on 7 minute psych-folk epic “Them Apples”

MF Tomlinson, the project of London-based Australian singer-songwriter Michael Tomlinson, today releases new single “Them Apples” – the second track to be heard from Tomlinson’s upcoming debut album Strange Time, out April 9th.

Quickly following his debut EP ‘Last Days of Rome’, Strange Time was written slap-bang in the middle of 2020; Tomlinson, confined to his home, created a stripped-back home studio set up and the songs immediately began to flow.

Canadian Iranian Minimalist Pianist/Composer Releases Video For “Fearing Love In Covid Times”

Canadian Iranian Minimalist Pianist and Composer, Arash Behzadi describes his video for “Fearing Love in COVID Times:” “As the global pandemic creates ever more distance between us, I began thinking about how my composition ‘Fearing Love’ has taken on new significance. The natural next step was to produce a video to portray this unanticipated divide and the recognition that along with the alienation, comes the struggle to connect, to come together. My music video reflects these contrasting forces.”

Theo Tams Returns with “Fixable”

On his upcoming EP, Theo Tams demonstrates a remarkable command of R&B-laced pop music, his silky tenor the unwavering guiding light. The newest single from the EP, “Fixable,” drowns the senses, oozing with intimate lyrics and style, and his sinewy vocals guide the listener through plush soundscapes.

Dramatic Haircuts + Spaghetti Battles- Check Out Warren Dunes’ New Video!

Seattle based family band Warren Dunes are set to release ‘Get Well Soon’ on 3/19/21. Calling the album a “Hallmark card to everyone that lived through 2020,” the band has used their ‘postmodern beach music’ to help heal our divisions… with haircuts and spaghetti!

Paul Jacobs of Pottery unveils “Underneath the Roses,” the 2nd single off his upcoming album Pink Dogs on the Green Grass

After announcing his upcoming album Pink Dogs on the Green Grass back in January, Paul Jacobs returns with the single, “Underneath the Roses,” accompanied by a music video mixing animation and live footage.

Animal Collective Share “Sand That Moves” Video, ‘Crestone (Original Score)’ Out Today

Marnie Ellen Hertzler on the score: “The town of Crestone is not only the location of the film, but also an important character. I wanted a score that was able to highlight and elevate its importance. There are no musicians I’d rather work with more on this film, and no band that can sonically describe a landscape better than Animal Collective can.”

Trauma Lanes attacks all would-be narcissists and social lowlifes in heavy / thrash metal toned “Tinnitus at Twenty”

With a fury rooted in a heavy, and almost thrash metal tone, Trauma Lanes attacks all would-be narcissists and social lowlifes with their newest track “Tinnitus at Twenty.”

From circle pits to walls of death, the song is the perfect moshing companion. Though we may have to wait a bit longer till it becomes a reality, “Tinnitus at Twenty” exudes the energy and raw tenacity that would be experienced at a live metal show.

“This is a track that Ash Williams can shake his hips too,” says Brendan “Sinco” Sincovich, referencing the Evil Dead protagonist.

Ceasing the silence: last track from femme-power album

Ensuing a handful of poignant singles last year, Bonander has returned with an immense and spellbinding paroxysm, ‘Gone In The Wind’ which is lifted from her upcoming femme-power album Things We Don’t Talk About. Tribal thrashes of drums, pipe organ and soaring vocals manifest the pain and frustration at the heart of the song with Rolling Stone India saying the track “evokes a heavy-hearted, stomping sound”.

Yo Kinky, the post-pop duo share hypnotic video for “Resistance;”

Indie rock/post-pop duo YO KINKY share their official music video for the second single, “Resistance,” which premiered exclusively via Glide Magazine here. Depicted in three perilous scenarios, vocalist Laura Wight smiles and remains unphased as she faces her impending doom. With the help of photographer/director Steve Peirce, the duo uses a bit of dark comedy and old film tropes to allude to remaining upbeat as one yearns for intimacy in a time of isolation and uncertainty.


NYC by way of Orlando artist 454 (aka Willie Wilson) has dropped a new video from his forthcoming debut mixtape 4 REAL available via Honeymoon (Rejjie Snow, ARTHUR) and ARTHUR’s new label MATH for March 16th. “ANDRETTI”, named for the Curren$y weed strain, follows 454 through a surreal day of various forms of work.

Jay Naylor – New Single, ‘Roger That’

My new single released today, it’s called ‘Roger That’ – It’s a musical and lyrical commentary on my frustration with the screwed up nature of our world and how we all need to take a look at what’s going on, and sort it out. My music is inspired by classic rock groups of the 70s like Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Budgie and others. Hope you like and feature the track! Music video releasing 12th Feb!