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Grammy Winner Judith Hill Releases New Album Baby I’m Hollywood!

Grammy-winning artist Judith Hill has released her new studio album Baby, I’m Hollywood! via Regime Music Group. The 13-track record is a vibrant, defiant personal statement, a thorough excursion into the annals of Black music: past, present and future. Rich in throwback soul, stunning piano balladry, and swaggering psychedelic funk, the self-produced Baby, I’m Hollywood finds Hill liberated, focused and reborn. Bolstered by a spirited live band and her new attitude, she ruminates on pleasure, pain, celebration, and consequences, all of which inform this collection of finely-crafted stories-in-song.

ALTARAGE Shares New Single, “Forja”

ALTARAGE comment on the track: “Life’s a bitch. Get high. Succumb. Die.”

WYTCH: share fiery new single “Black Hole”; debut album coming on Ripple Music!

Ripple Music are happy to welcome Skellefteå, Sweden’s proto-metallers WYTCH to their international roster, for the release of their debut album ‘Exordium’ on May 21st, 2021. Enjoy the merciless grooves of their debut single “Black Hole” now exclusively via The Sleeping Shaman!

First single “Black Hole” is a straightforward heavy rock tune that rocks in all the rights places with commanding riffs and a sharp rhythm section, all enhanced by Johanna Lundberg’s sultry and fiery vocals. Darkness-bound yet universally relatable, this 5-minute proto-metal banger deals with reaching the breaking point and trying to get back alive.

Premiere: Wytch ‘Black Hole’ – Debut ‘Exordium’ Drops 21st May via Ripple Music

Rouge Mary teams up with Kiddy Smile, Alberto Bof and Whitney Weiss on ‘Movin’ On – The Remixes’

Paris-based artist Rouge Mary has unveiled the remix package for latest single ‘Movin’ On’, featuring Kiddy Smile, Alberto Bof and Whitney Weiss, out 15th of March.

‘Movin’ On – The Remixes’ see’s longtime friends, collaborators, and Europe’s most exciting production talent come together, to deliver their own unique edits of Rouge Mary’s 90’s-flavoured track.


With their upcoming EP “Til Nord” (Eng.: “Northward”) legendary Norwegian folk rockers GÅTE achieve a stunning transformation. The band from Trøndelag, the area surrounding the ancient west coast harbour city of Trondheim, is delivering an emotive, epic collection of tracks revisiting some of their own classics and adding a new track as a taste of great things to come. They are delving even deeper into the musical past of their country, with a contemporary approach. “Kjærleik” (Eng.: Love) is the first single from the coming EP!

Daniel Bachman returns with Axacan! Out May 7th on Three Lobed Recordings, listen to “Coronach” now.

“‘Coronach’ is a type of ‘funeral dirge.’ This tune is my own lament for lives lost to COVID 19 and emotions related to the failings of western society in handling a pandemic. It’s pretty literal and I hope it comes across in the resonance of the music.” Daniel Bachman

Lewis OfMan ‘Dancy Boy’

Speaking on the single Lewis said: “Las Bañistas is my representation of women dancing in a Mediterranean vibe, on a little terrace in a small village by the sea. It is the feeling of pure joy and energy that you feel when you dance in a really cool moment. Let’s say it is 9pm, still warm, sunset is down, we turn on some fairy lights, we drink ouzo, and we start to dance.”

Guitar Legend Steve Cropper Releases Title Track, “Fire It Up”

Guitar and Stax legend Steve Cropper has just released “Fire It Up,” the title track from his new album, out April 23rd. Calling it his first proper solo album since 1969, Cropper explains, “This album is different from everything out there now – I haven’t heard myself this way since the 60s.” “Fire It Up” features vocals by Roger C. Reale, who commented, “Back when I initially heard the track, it had a jump up feel – get started, get moving, look forward to a better day, grab the moment. The title came immediately, so I just dropped the narrative around that. It’s a bit of a call to action – let’s get busy, on any level.”

JACE Carrillo Drops Debut ‘JACE’ LP

JACE Carrillo was born in Valencia, Venezuela, being the first member of his family with artistic gifts. Music became his life, but also a profession barely valued in his country, not to mention the lack of investment and support for his project as an emerging artist. His dreams were also affected by the political, economic and social situation, which gave him no choice but to emigrate to Canada in 2015.

JACE Carrillo’s official debut full-length album, JACE, is out now. The Latin R&B singer introduces himself with meaningful lyrics, love lessons, motivation and hope, as a receipt from his roots in Venezuela, until arriving in Montreal, QC.

What If Elephants – Our new single “Guilty Pleasure” featuring Flara K is now streaming everywhere

We all have guilty pleasures. Eating ice-cream straight from the container, lots of cream-cheese on a bagel, a binge day of your favourite show…

On our new single, we decided to find that vibe in the story of a couple who have been together for awhile, yet still have those giddy, over-the-top feelings for each other.

“Guilty Pleasure,” featuring Flara K, is a song to make you feel amazing and elevate your experience, whether you’re alone and singing to that midnight snack, or dancing to this track for your special someone.

BRUIT: Decibel Magazine Premieres Breathtaking Live Video Performance By French Post-Rock Quartet

French post-rock band, BRUIT≤. presents a new live video performance through an exclusive premiere hosted by Decibel Magazine. The breathtaking performance is issued less than three weeks from the release of the band’s captivating debut album, The Machine Is Burning And Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again.

Video Premiere: Bruit – ‘The Machine is Burning’

Adum debuts with ‘Help Myself’, a soulful song stressing importance to listen to yourself sometimes

Growing up in an Egyptian family deep in Scotland, Adum (Adam with an “u”) overcame the expectations of a small town mentality to forge a career in music for himself, taking the bold step to get on a plane to LA at just 17 years old, with not much more in his pocket than a few hundred pounds and a guitar.

– https://open.spotify.com/artist/0rwScqjf0uksJ5sBmcT1Oe

Progressive Metal Group Dissona Release Spirited Cover of Iron Maiden’s ‘Rainmaker’

“We took a different approach to this cover, wanting to pay tribute to both the original legends themselves as well as one of our all-time favorite groups, Blind Guardian. Expect all of the classic twin-lead melodies and soaring vocal lines of Iron Maiden but kicked up to the intensity of Blind Guardian’s speed metal days.”

Tom Grennan Releases New Album “Evering Road” Out Now!

“This album has been such a therapeutic experience, it has helped me through one of the toughest times of my life. Evering Road documents a transitional stage for me, where I felt I’ve learnt so much and grown into a new man, moving myself into a new calm and positive space. Gospel and soul have been a huge influence on me during this album, for me it’s so emotional yet uplifting, and I wanted to translate this DNA through my music. I’m just BUZZING for people to hear it. And hopefully it can be a lifeboat of sorts for at least one other person.”

Jack DeNicola Releases Stranger Things-Inspired Single “SHOWTIME”

DeNicola shares, “‘SHOWTIME’ is only a small glimpse into the new world of music I have been creating with my new team since the beginning of quarantine. This song’s inspiration originated from the love my producer and I have for the sound selection and nostalgic qualities found within the soundtrack to Netflix’s Original Series, Stranger Things. I wanted the song to feel like you were sucked into one of the episodes.”

Combichrist Premieres Official Music Video for “Not My Enemy” on REVOLVER!

Industrial core band Combichrist has premiered the official music video for single “Not My Enemy” on – revolvermag.com today. There will be headlining US tours in September with support from King810 announced soon.

“I’m stoked as fk about this track. Rich DeSilva killed it doing this video for me. The world might be standing still, but music still keeps flowing”says Andy LaPlegua, the band’s vocalist.

Shulman Smith Releases New Single and Video | “Way Out West”

“Way Out West,” tells Smith’s personal story through the historical metaphor of the Gold Rush. The video leans into the past, toying with the gold rush story and how it reinvents itself for every new era in the American West. For the video, Smith partnered with his fiancée, producer Lauren Opatowski, who also sings background vocals in the recording. Their own struggle between home and opportunity is told through the lens of history.

Kostromin Hits #1 on Spotify’s Global & U.S. Viral Charts

Kostromin is a 17-year-old from Russia who became a star after releasing a snippet of his latest single, “My head is spinning like a screw,” on TikTok with an accompanying special dance that resulted in 2.5 million views in 2 weeks and 3 million TikTok recreation videos from users all over the world. The idea of the trend is a dance with a person, or several, when they agree in opinion about something. WATCH HERE.


In the space of just a few short months and with just three releases to her name, South London rapper & singer ENNY has leapt into the forefront of the public consciousness as one of the most important young voices to emerge as of late. Now, the rising star follows the release of her OCC charting third single “Peng Black Girls” with the release of her highly anticipated brand new single, “Same Old”, premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1. Taken from her eagerly awaited debut EP, the single is available to listen via FAMM below.

Atreyu Drop “Warrior” Video — WATCH

“Sometimes life punches you in the face,” the band says. “The fist hurts — and the floor hurts worse. But getting back up feels incredible. ‘Warrior’ is a song about the war within. There is a daily battle inside all of us, as well as the knowledge that we each have the power to not only get back up, but also have the fire we need to thrive and burn brighter than ever.”

Enzo Carniel & Filippo Vignato ‘Babele’, new single featured on FIP

Really happy to present you Enzo Carniel & Filippo Vignato’s new single Babele, from the Aria LP to be released on April 16th 2021.

‘Babele’ is a song that evokes the great question of language. Through music, language becomes universal and expands the possibilities of human relations.

Progressive metal band BENTHOS explore kaleidoscopic imagination with new “Cartesio” music video & single

“Cartesio” is the second single from the band’s debut full-length album II which is scheduled for a worldwide release on April 23, 2021 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Matteo Magni (Anewrage, Deep As Ocean) at Magnitude Recordings.

FEED THEM DEATH: acclaimed avantgarde extreme metal project premieres new track “Eulogic (Negative Dialektik)”

Acclaimed avantgarde extreme metal project FEED THEM DEATH conspires with Brucia Records to release “Negative”, the project’s third full-length album, on May 7th 2021.