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OUT OF NOWHERE: Iranian group premieres new single via MetalSucks

Mashad, Iran-based djent/metalcore band Out of Nowhere has regularly been releasing music and playing live shows since 2010 regardless of the risk of being arrested by the oppressive regime.

Their newest single, “Blind Crow,” is well supplied with suspense, apocalyptic surroundings, violent breakdowns, glass-shattering screams, and syncopated riffs. Crossing the borders of metalcore, djent, alternative rock, and prog, the track upholds the Iranian revolutionists’ ever-evolving sonic dexterity.

Exclusive Track Premiere: “Blind Crow” by Iran’s Out of Nowhere


Yorki Fernandez, cantante que nació en la Republica Dominicana, criado en Nueva York, se conoce en la industria musical como Yorkifer. Su pasión por la música comenzó a una temprana edad, y se dio cuenta a los 14 años cuando participo y gano un concurso de talento con su rapeo, que esos aplausos le dieron vida. Con un sueño en la mente, una pasión en el alma y un impulso en el espíritu, para el, nada es imposible.

NIGHTFALL Streams Album Ahead of Release!

Vocalist Efthimis comments on the stream: “This album is made of anger and hope. Anger about all those stereotypes built around serious subjects affecting all, like depression; and hope for things to change for the better. We sing for younger generations to break down old misconceptions about mental disorders. Music in this album is not following a linear pattern, but rather tries to catch the entire spectrum of mood swings one is experiencing, while in this state. It is a blend of fast and slow parts, heavy and heavier passages, in a natural progress from start to end. Enjoy it and let its message root in you.”

darzo Reveals Stunning New Single “What I’m Here For”

Based in Charlottesville, VA, darzo has mesmerized audiences with metaphor, melody, and rhythm — music that emerges from a deeply interior space in which private meanings become shared experience. Formed in 2016 by Adar Seligman-McComas, darzo is not purely Soul, not simply R&B, not straight-up Jazz. Blending and transcending genres, darzo delivers a silken, yet raw sound that is utterly its own. The band is currently in the process of releasing its first full-length album, which is expected to be available to the public in the winter of 2021.

Oh the Humanity! “Wit’s End” Premiere

There must be something in the waters of Massachusetts because it produces some fantastic melodic hardcore bands and you can add Oh the Humanity! to that list. The band follows in the footsteps of A Wilhelm Scream and No Trigger by blending technical guitar playing at break neck speeds with heavy doses of melody. When done right, this style of music is incredibly infectious and you better believe that Oh the Humanity! does it right.

Track Premiere: Oh The Humanity! – ‘Wit’s End’

Moroccan Canadian rising star SATYA has just released her ‘In Trouble’ video

Fractured indie guitars here from indie 4-piece Mellor

Fractured indie guitars here from Mellor, new single ‘Lost In this World’ fresh from support from BBC Radio 6Music and Radio X. The 4-piece from Reading have a new EP to come later this Spring and this is first single of 2021.

Tayla Parx’s video for “Sad” premieres today

“My favorite part about releasing my own music is that it’s a bit of a time capsule into my emotions,” notes Parx. “When I listen to ‘Sad’ now it’s so funny that somebody could affect me so much so, that I wrote this quirky song about it. Maybe it wasn’t the healthiest reaction, but it was my own coping mechanism at the time.”

Twisted Thing shares ‘Sacred Cement’ video dir. by Alli Logout of Special Interest, 7″ out now on CORPUS

Twisted Thing’s demo tape from 2018 has become a fan favorite within NYC’s hardcore punk scene. Recorded in the basement studio at D4MT labs, the demo, released on cassette, really highlights their fast and snotty sound. Though entrenched in the international punk scene, their penchant for ass-beating breakdowns straddles hardcore in a way that’s reminiscent of New York in the 90s.


Today, Russia’s influential art collective Pussy Riot announce their Panic Attack EP to come out 3.11, before focusing on a full-length debut album later this year — 2021 is Pussy Riot’s 10 year anniversary.

Grave Flowers Bongo Band Shares “Down Man” Music Video

Los Angeles’ Grave Flowers Bongo Band’s sophomore LP “Strength of Spring” is an inverted pyramid balanced on the headstock of an acoustic guitar, a rainbow painted in campfire smoke, an endless staircase circling into the clouds. That acoustic guitar, perfectly captured here by Ty Segall’s excellently sere and close mic’d production, plays skeleton to these conjurors woolly grooves, and singer Gabe Flores’ thousand-yard moan keeps us guessing as to exactly where this wildebeest is headed.

Judah The Prince [Krumbsnatcha] – Black American

Music transcends any and all barriers of division. Black History / the African American experience is commemorated every February however the experience is shared three hundred and sixty-five days a year. With this release, Judah The Prince [aka Krumbsnatcha] captures the black American experience in sound, accompanied by upcoming singer Kayci Amour who delivers some melody for “Black American.”

Drink Up The Bass Heavy Melodies Of Anarcheon’s Seductive Music Video “Bloody Merry”

Vancouver’s Anarcheon have unveiled a new stand-alone single “Bloody Merry”, which is our first look at the dark path the band is currently exploring. Multiple line-up changes over the past few years have put the band into an experimental phase, in which they are pushing their creative boundaries. One of the things that are setting Anarcheon apart is their bassist taking up main songwriter duties, leading to heavily groovy riffs with a focus on the bassy low end.


Austin Lucas’ new album Alive In The Hot Zone was written and recorded in the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter/American uprising, this album represents a new direction for Austin, yet retains his distinctive voice and hyperliterate writing style. Contained are ten songs that serve as direct commentary regarding the ongoing global situation, isolation, fear and the indomitable spirit required to stand up against systemic racism and fascism, in a world spiraling out of control.

Pop Singer Songwriter Call Me Loop Premiered Her Acoustic Video For “Rosé” Yesterday with Rolling Stone!

London based pop singer-songwriter Call Me Loop (real name: Georgia Buchanan) premiered the music video for the acoustic version of her latest single “Rosé” yesterday with Rolling Stone! This video premiere follows the audio premier of this acoustic version of “Rosé” with Wonderland Magazine earlier this week. This stripped back version of “Rosé” is a perfect slice of pop heaven to help transport you away to a romantic and blissful post-Covid world. “Rosé” follows Call Me Loop’s 2020 anthems “Downhill From Here, “Strike” and her sophomore EP ‘Drama’, which included pop bangers “Silly Boy” and “Business.” With over 47 million streams on Spotify under her belt, Call Me Loop has built on her unstoppable momentum with the release of “Rosé”. Featuring retro, disco-tinged production, this ode to carefree summers showcases a new side to Call Me Loop, combining relatable lyrics and unforgettable melodies with a slower groove and breathier vocals than we’ve seen before. “Rosé” is a nostalgically sexy pop gem that’s guaranteed to make you yearn for summers past and future.

U.K. Artist Call Me Loop Shares New Acoustic Version of ‘Rosé’

LoneHollow Combines Gritty Guitars and Lonesome Vocals on Self-Titled EP // April 9

Throughout the five songs on their upcoming self-titled EP, LoneHollow, comprised of vocalist Rylie Bourne and guitarist Damon Atkins, dive head-first into a complete portrait of love — the all-encompassing shiny feeling it can bring about as well as the actions it can make you regret. With a rollicking, Southern rock-infused version of Americana, the two remain true to the tradition of country storytelling. Wide Open Country premiered “Not Today” this morning, noting the duo “comes out swinging with the electrifying murder ballad.” The song will be released tomorrow, March 5, via Torrez Music Group, with the full EP out on April 9.

Song Premiere: LoneHollow Delivers a Stirring Southern-Rock Murder Ballad on ‘Not Today’

Jeris Johnson releases trippy “under” visual 

The release comes in the wake of “Last Resort (Reloaded)” with Papa Roach. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of certified triple platinum hit “Last Resort,” Jeris Johnson & Papa Roach united to breathe new life into a legendary track, which quickly made its way to #1 on both the Rock iTunes Chart and the Billboard Hard Rock Chart. The visual, out now, reimagines the original Papa Roach music video and encapsulates the whirlwind of a mosh pit. Jeris and Jacoby bring their palpable energy and dynamic sonics as they prove an undeniable ability to unite a crowd, whether that’s through the collective screens of ‘quarantine’ or the hopeful imagining of the days we’ll be able to jump around in a crowd once again.

New Music From DJ Snake & Selena Gomez “Selfish Love” Out Now On DJ Snake Music Productions Limited/Interscope Records

CRYSTAL pays homage to VHS era in “Reflection Overdrive” video

Flying Lotus-approved, originally discovered by JUSTICE’s Gaspard Auge, collaborating with Thundercat, Matias Aguayo guesting on their new album. Japanese-duo CRYSTAL has a few notches on their collaborative belt, leaning into experimentation and electronic collaboration. Their upcoming album Reflection Overdrive, set for a May 7th release on FLAU, sees the duo returning to their roots — taking an ’80s retro-futurist approach to synth performance but refitting it with modern sensibilities. It’s a unique sound that steers clear of city pop revivalism.

Lee Davey – ‘Automaton’

Album Tile ‘Automaton’ hit all streaming platforms on the 19th of February 2021.

A Dystopian Instrumental Concept Album – a piece of work that runs a perpetual journey across time & space on an attempt to reconnect with Earth.

After completing the gruelling task of finalizing this piece of work by live sliding in and out on my old cassette mixing desk, it sat gathering dust until I had the fortune to be able to get this in the hands of Andy Jackson. Andy Jackson is a British recording engineer, best known for his work with the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd [Momentary Lapse Of Reason & The Division Bell]. He is also the owner and operator of Tube Mastering, a private studio specializing in recorded music mastering. “Somethings may take a long time, repetitive tasks, listening over & over but to have a finished body of work feels like such an achievement” Lee Davey 2021