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SCALA MERCALLI Release New Video Dedicated To Anita!

Italian legendary heavy metallers SCALA MERCALLI, active since 1992, have released their new video dedicated to Anita (Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro da Silva) on March 26, the anniversary of the wedding with Giuseppe Garibaldi in Montevideo in 1842.

A man with whom she shared not only a great love, but also her battles for freedom both in Latin America and in Italy, until the day in which she died in his arms because of a strong fever, at the age of 28, after having given birth to three children and pregnant with the 4th, and chased by the foreign armies that occupied the peninsula in 1849.

Unaware that our country obtained freedom and unity 12 years later, and that monuments were erected in her memory both in Italy and in Brazil, her homeland.

Bess Atwell returns with the beautifully rich new track ‘Time Comes in Roses’ out today via Real Kind Records

Much like her work to date, ‘Time Comes in Roses’ sees her take the conventional acoustic / singer-songwriter aesthetic and transform it into something far more enticing throughout. Adding just a touch of atmosphere around her sensational voice, her latest swoon is a wonderfully warm and inviting return that sees her grow further into her heartfelt and passionate guise.

Francis Lung (Memphis Industries, ex-Wu Lyf) | Shares “Lonesome No More”

“Lonesome No More” comes off the back of “Bad Hair Day” which blew up a littlee bit last month, earning tips at The Times, The Guardian (Track of the Week), NPR, BBC 6 Music, Radio 1, DIY, Best Fit, Dork and more – this new one from Lung takes its title from a Kurt Vonnegut novel and explores the idea of loneliness being something personified. Francis imagines loneliness to be a bad influence, something that resembles alcohol, drugs, or other vices to distract you from boredom. Musically, the track leans into some of the album’s more intimate moments, drawing on Elliott Smith and Harry Nilsson.

THe LYONZ release striking new cosmic hip hop EP!

Today, Canadian Duo THe LYONZ have released the next in their series of new two-track Eps ‘Push That Way / Animosity’. The new tracks may be the pair’s most accessible offering yet as they intensify their outpouring of explorative cosmic hip hop music.


Blessed with an ability to set pearls of wisdom to blissful acoustic melodies, Nick Wilson’s engaging songwriting hones in on universal topics. From early highlights ‘Miles Apart’ and ‘Headlights’ to last year’s ‘Love and Heartache’ EP (now at 5 million streams at Spotify), his songs are organically connecting with audiences.

Ragsy ‘Under Clear Skies’ 2nd Single

Melodic Prog-Rockers MAD SYMPHONY Announce Their Self-Titled Debut Release on MR Records

“It ain’t over, never over, ’til we do it all over again!” is the hook-line and rallying cry from Vancouver-based melodic prog-rockers Mad Symphony on their forthcoming single ‘Do It All Over Again.’ While channeling the sounds of classic rock bands such as AC/DC, The Who and Led Zeppelin, Mad Symphony infuses their songs with modern elements of heavy guitars, elaborate keyboards and massive vocal harmonies to create a sound that is both contemporary and instantly recognizable by music fans of all ages. Examining the themes of love, loss, and betrayal with songs such as ‘Sell Me Out,’ ‘Reality Check’ and ‘Wasted in Oblivion,’ Mad Symphony seeks to illuminate the pressures and struggles faced by all who live through these confusing and rapidly changing times.

Nookie Drops His First Single on Metalheadz

The Rage mix of ‘Kaeya’ has already received support from radio icon Pete Tong as his ‘Essential New Tune’ which sets the standard for this release. With deep, heavy sub bass and pounding kick drums skipping underneath the track, softened slightly by its vocals this is a formidable record which speaks of the current climate and proof that club-orientated tracks are still having a seismic effect on listeners. The D&B mix flips the tempo, dipping between each note sequence with a lulling sense of security, meanwhile closing the single is its ’96 rework, standing out through its rolling breaks and reminiscent feel.

Tyne-James Organ shares video for new single “Sunday Suit” | Debut album “Necessary Evil” released May 21 via Dew Process

Ahead of the release of his debut album Necessary Evil on Friday 21 May via Dew Process (Sam Fender, Jack Garratt, London Grammar, Sea Girls, Sports Team), today Tyne-James Organ is sharing a video for his latest single single Sunday Suit. The video premiered at CLASH Magazine who said; “New single ‘Sunday Suit’ drips with sunshine, its radiant glow reminiscent of those latter Go-Betweens records, blended with a yelp borrowed from Buddy Holly’s intonations.”

Lithuania’s TIMID KOOKY Reveal Thermal-Imaging Video For ‘Win Big, Lose It’

Lithuanian rock trio TIMID KOOKY are pleased to reveal a thermal-imaging video for rollicking new single ‘Win Big, Lose It’ which is out now and available on all good digital service providers.

A blistering punk track about change and self-realisation from one of the most exciting bands of Vilnius’ new wave of rock, the track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming new EP, Baby Be My Spiderman, which will be released on 20th April 2021 via The state51 Conspiracy.


“Tonight” shows how Ghost Killer Track is becoming one of France’s most promising producers moving in the shadows of French rap, capable of collaborating with rising stars from both sides of the English Channel. Having already worked with firmly established French rappers such as Gambi, Leto, Oboy or PLK, he has recently signed to Hall Access. “Tonight” is his first track on the label, one that proves he is an artist to bank on…

Sunny Bones release new single ‘Echoes Of You’

Sunny Bones have released their brand new single ‘Echoes Of You’, a charming blend of dream pop, Americana and indie examining the complex feelings of love.

Regarding the single singer Helen Anderson says, “‘Echoes of You’ is about that feeling you get when you’re in a new happy relationship, but the memories of your ex creep in and haunt you, which make you confused and question your feelings. Love is a complex subject and can rear its head when you least expect it or at times of vulnerability, often distorting facts and memories to suit a narrative that you prefer as to the reality.”

Out Now: Kat Eaton announces debut album, shares new single (FFO Lake Steet Dive + Lucie Silvas)

Speaking on the track Kat says, “’Slow It Down’ started with Nick (Atkinson) and I talking about a dream that we both share: when you’re driving from the back seat of a car and you can’t see where you’re going. I have it whenever I feel like my life is out of control and going way too fast. We wanted to write a song that encapsulates this feeling of watching your life go by in a blur and wishing you could switch to slo-mo just for a second so you can appreciate the present moment.”

BLOW (Her, Crayon prod) | French electro new single + video

French electronic pop band BLOW today release a new single, ‘Full Delight’. It’s the first taste of the Parisian three piece’s soon-to-be-announced forthcoming second album – the follow up to 2018 debut Vertigo, and has been produced by Kitsuné-fostered talent Crayon (who’s previously collaborated with Phoenix, Yuksek and Simian Mobile Disco). ‘Full Delight’ is now streaming on all platforms – alongside a live session video shot by Rodrigue Huart (Her) – from here.

DEATH OF A LEGEND reveal new video for their third single THE CALL

About the topic of the song, Trippy, singer of the band, states: “You are gross. We know you are. All alone, when nobody’s watching. But sometimes it happens that all you need to do is to be a decent person. Are you In good company, maybe? Well, with the passing of time it gets more difficult to hide. Sooner or later you’ll play the wrong card at the wrong time. We know very well. Cause no matter how hard you try, when it comes, you just can’t resist THE CALL.”

KC Ortiz shares new song “Beat Beat Beat”

Today, in celebration of International Transgender Day Of Visibility, Chicago by Alabama rapper KC Ortiz delivers a cool reset bouncing into Spring with her latest song, “Beat Beat Beat”. Exploring a new sound and inspired by Calvin Harris’s “Slide”, Ortiz skates on a mellow house beat produced by Def Starz (CupcakKe) with a friendly reminder that Summer is upon us. The single serves as her first song of 2021 and features her witty wordplay while providing a message of resilience as we all anticipate the return to “normalcy”.

Supergroup ACT OF DENIAL Release Video For New Single ‘Slave’, Feat. Full Line-Up and Ex-SOILWORK Guitarist Pete Wichers!

Today, March 31st at 2PM cet, International All-Stars melodic death metal band ACT OF DENIAL premiered their official video for the band’s fourth single ‘Slave’, feat. full line-up and ex-SOILWORK guitarist Pete Wichers! ACT OF DENIAL are featured by lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), guitarist and lyricist Luger (Benighted, Koziak), vocalist Bjorn Speed Strid (Soilwork), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Krimh (Septicflesh) and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra).

My Life as Ali Thomas bring escapism in new “My Red Golden Sun” video

Following on from January’s well-received cinematic “Rinn”, the new video brings the tranquil, breezy sounds of “My Red Golden Sun” to life and follows the band members on individual journeys of escapism into a picturesque Thai forest, re-connecting with nature for an undeniable feeling of freedom.


Was the whole thing really just a dream? The Armed, one of the most exciting and innovative experimental hardcore bands of the past decade say maybe it was via their new video for “AN ITERATION”. Featuring a voice-over and cameo from one of the most recognized voices in video game history, David Hayter — the legendary voice behind Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series — the video watches the band’s Dan Greene as he comes to terms with the fact that The Armed may only exist in his head. A fever dream of sorts after one too many times falling asleep playing Metal Gear. A scattered timeline of past music videos that centered around Dan Greene, “An Iteration” is full of easter eggs from the band’s history as well Metal Gear Solid. Stay tuned to the very end.

New Release “Vesta”

Coming from the rural outskirts of the greater Toronto area, Stevie Zita brings his eclectic sound from his bedroom to the world. A sound that has been shaped by years of playing with different acts and different genres. A Trini steelband, a post-rock Band in high school, even begrudgingly joining the local church band. With a wherever, whenever, and whatever mentality Stevie Zita curated a signature sound that can easily be heard but hard to identify. After years of playing drums, bass, steel pan and guitar for other acts, Stevie has finally begun to release his own bedroom creations.