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HAMMERHEDD Release New Single “Foundation” – Music Video Premiering Exclusively via Metal Injection

Speaking about their new single, the band states: “Our new single ‘Foundation’ is hard-hitting, fast, and jam-packed with riffs. It’s the most in-your-face, straightforward, bludgeoning track in our catalog, and the music video portrays that perfectly. The song is a perfect agent for our new album, ‘Grand Currents’, which is out now and available to pre-order on vinyl! “

HAMMERHEDD Out-Plays And Out-Riffs Us All On New Song "Foundation"

Young Dolph & Key Glock Crash the Billboard 200 Top 10, Share “RAIN RAIN” Video

Crashing charts and cashing checks, Young Dolph and Key Glock are indie rap superstars. Today, Dolph and Glock announce that their new album Dum and Dummer 2 debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 this week. The new collaborative album generated nearly 36k sales equivalent units across platforms and scored the fifth-biggest streaming debut on Spotify during its first weekend of release. Dum & Dummer 2 is the duo’s second Top 10 album, following the original Dum and Dummer, which debuted at #8 in 2019, and Dolph’s third Top 10, following August’s #4-peaking Rich Slave.

Memphis Genre-Bending Rapper Fresco Trey Drops “Luv Don’t Live Here” Video

“But I still need love sometimes, you don’t give no fuck don’t lie, you don’t give no fuck don’t lie, but I still need love sometimes,” Fresco croons on the heartbreak anthem, relatable to millions. The song is for those who got their heart broken and actually decided to leave the situation and move on – something that’s way easier said than done.


“Bridges” is about crossing from a place of belonging to one of discomfort. Expecting the resistance, there’s a process to prepare one’s mental armour. I was first inspired by the cultural differences between my hometown in Saskatchewan and Toronto, where I live now. When I travel back now, I modify my behaviour a bit to cover up my big city bias, and slide into rural style for a few days. I face no existential discomfort in a rural community, but it was enough to make me empathize with the more dramatic story of the song.

Zuli Jr. Releases New Single “Two”

“For me, ‘Two’ paints a picture of the trials and tribulations of being an artist,” shares Zuli Jr. “How one’s desire to create in a meaningful way can negatively affect the people around them, whether they’re aware of it or not. Tying into the themes of Stop it God., this inherent need to express yourself is more or less a selfish pursuit and can very easily distort your self-perception. The song comes to terms with this notion in ‘two’ sections. The first acknowledges this state of mind and tries to make amends, whereas the second is harsher both in content and tone. Coming from a more jaded perspective, showcasing the dark side of your ego that makes you feel as though you aren’t enough, even though you are. ‘Two’ ultimately plays as a public diary entry coping with my psyche / apologizing to my loved ones for being distant.”


The group formed after Will Stewart – an accomplished songwriter and guitar player who has released several acclaimed records under his own name and with the Birmingham-based group Timber – sent a few curious text messages inviting a group of friends and collaborators to convene and write some tunes together. That group included: Taylor Hollingsworth, Wes McDonald, Eric Wallace, and Chris McCauley.

Phish’s Page McConnell to release ambient electronic solo album this Friday; shares first song

Phish keyboardist Page McConnell announces the release of his new solo album, MAYBE WE’RE THE VISITORS, arriving digitally via Keyed Records this Friday, April 9. MAYBE WE’RE THE VISITORS was written and recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland and in Burlington, VT. The release is preceded by today’s premiere of the album’s first song, “Radio Silence,” which David Fricke called in his album notes “an overture of slowly dawning arpeggios that dot the void like hopeful transmissions.” An accompanying visualizer for the song is streaming now.

HIRAKI: Stumbling Through The Walls Album Streaming In Its Entirety At Captured Howls

This Friday, Nefarious Industries will unveil Stumbling Through The Walls, the rampaging, dystopian second album from Denmark’s noise rock/avant-hardcore trio, HIRAKI. Captured Howls is now hosting an intense track-by-track analysis and exclusive advance stream of the entire album.

Denmark’s Hiraki Premiere Riveting New Synth-Punk LP — Listen Here!

Remember Sports inspire with new song ‘Out Loud’

‘Like a Stone’, the new album from Philadelphia’s Remember Sports, is all about breaking away from old versions of yourself. Vocalist Carmen Perry (she/her) rummages through feelings of doubt and spins them into an imperative to treat herself more kindly; her experiences growing up with Catholicism and later studying religion, as well as living with an eating disorder, provide a visceral lens for the literal blood-and-guts self-scrutiny she writes through.

Parker Millsap shares new song; album out this Friday

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Parker Millsap shares his new song “In Between” today via a premiere on Garden & Gun, who said “Millsap’s earnest, no-frills vocals tumble out over understated strumming, with the occasional sparse harmony accentuating lyrics about being finished with one phase of life but not quite ready for the next.” “In Between” is the fourth song released from Millsap’s eagerly awaited new album, BE HERE INSTEAD, arriving via Okrahoma Records/Thirty Tigers this Friday, April 9.

First Listen: New Music from Parker Millsap

Mack Ben Widdit | “IIWII (It Is What It Is)” | Music Video

Don’t Fold Entertainment (DFE), presents “IIWII”. Another one from the Richmond, VA., trap and trenches hustlers DFE. The crew slows it down and keeps it as real as the streets they bop and weave in daily. Back on the bag chase, bar for bar DFE invites you to come catch this “M chasing vibe, and stack up on this paper”. (DFE) Don’t Fold Entertainment, “IIWII”, Follow the movement for music and more on social media everywhere today.


“We are excited to be part of the Sub Noize family. Ever since our first conversation with Kevin Zinger and the team at the label, we knew we had to work with him,” said DROPOUT KINGS vocalist Adam Ramey. “With this partnership, we feel like we finally have the right team in place to take us to the next level. We are excited for the future!”

Cercle Brings DJ Mixes to Apple Music

Beginning today, audio recordings of Cercle’s most memorable DJ mixes and live-sets are now available to listen to and enjoy exclusively on Apple Music.

French livestream platform, Cercle is renowned for promoting cutting-edge live performances featuring world-famous DJs, in either remote or historically outstanding locations.

A selection of Cercle’s most iconic DJ Mixes are now available for Apple Music subscribers worldwide on a dedicated page, where fans can also enjoy a range of playlists curated by Cercle’s experts.

Boston Metal Act BYRTHING Harnesses Raw Emotion on Cathartic New EP, Visage

Boston-based BYRTHING is taking the metal scene by storm with their deeply visceral, honest and cathartic six-song debut EP entitled Visage.

Available now, Visage takes listeners through the experience of enduring a malignant narcissist and the damage that follows. The first track, “The Void,” pulls listeners into a dark void, left to witness a creature born soulless and starved, wanting to consume everything to survive. Each of the following songs weave through The Protagonist and The Narcissist’s different perspectives.


“April” is the second single from my upcoming LP, Bells of Hope, about the melancholic transformation of winter to spring. It is a time of great longing, of great relief, and of great optimism, yet for me, there’s always a paradoxical tendency to look back on what is usually a difficult time and wish that you could’ve made more of it. I was coming off of an incredibly productive and positive time: I had played over 200 shows in support of my new album, and the psychedelic rush of 2019 was coming to a dramatic close.

MOON COVEN: Metal Injection premiere compelling new single “Ceremony”!

Malmö-based psychedelic doom wizards MOON COVEN drag you into exquisitely gloomy realms with their second single “Ceremony”, streaming exclusively on Metal Injection. New album ‘Slumber Wood’ will be released on May 7th through Ripple Music.

With their two full-lengths ‘Amanita Kingdom’ (2014) and ‘Moon Coven’ (2016) under their belt, Malmö, Sweden’s psychedelic doom craftsmen MOON COVEN are now all ready to unleash the otherworldly forces of their third album and Ripple Music debut ‘Slumber Wood’ upon this world. According to Metal Injection, new single “Ceremony” is “a trace-like exploration of sonic heaviness and emotion-laden doom that won’t be soon forgotten.”

MOON COVEN Conjure A "Ceremony" of Heavy Riffs

The Rare Occasions Shares New Single “Stay”

LA-based and New England-bred indie rock band The Rare Occasions have released their first single, “Stay” via Northern Transmissions. Integrating sweeping orchestral arrangements into a gritty lo-fi garage rock soundscape, “Stay” delves head-first into the psychological turbulence of a relationship unravelling. On the writing process, lead singer Brian McLaughlin shares: “The three of us took a real collaborative journey creating this song, embracing electronic and orchestral elements as an extension of our usual indie rock sound. It will make you wonder whether or not to dance, cry, or maybe both.”

The Rare Occasions Share New Single “Stay”

Reminder: SC indie rockers Whitehall release sophomore album ‘Swordfish Catcher’ – out now

South Carolina based indie-rock band Whitehall have released their sophomore album Swordfish Catcher today via Common Ground Collective. The eleven-track endeavor was recorded by the band at Rialto Row in Charleston, SC by producer Preston Dunnavant and was mastered by Matt Garber at For The Record Mastering. In true 2021 fashion, Whitehall is also treating fans to a livestream to celebrate the album release, set for Monday, April 5 at 8pm EST on the band’s YouTube channel.

OVTLIER Release Single “Who We Are” Featuring Ricky Armellino (Ice Nine Kills, HAWK)

Ovtlier has grown into a roaring rock band of stadium ambitions. Led by the enigmatic frontman Joey Arena, Ovlier has already captured the hearts of more than 60K daily followers online, more than 2.1 million views of fan-curated content on YouTube, over half a million streams Spotify, appearing in Revolver Magazine, Alternative Press, Loudwire, ABC News and has been selling out shows around the Northeast. Drawing influences from Breaking Benjamin, 30 Seconds To Mars, Korn, Periphery and others, Ovtlier brings the rock and metal edge to a new height of intensity.

Tierra Whack Releases New Song And Video “Link” On Interscope Records

In an attempt to live in space forever, Tierra Whack and the LEGO Group partner up for her light-hearted visual “Link.” With the help of Philadelphia school children and director Cat Solen, Whack’s imaginative vision gets a fun boost, as they help create different inter-galactic creatures, rocket launchers, hummingbirds and castles to enhance the video’s dynamic. Inspired by Whack’s playful childhood memories, “Link” proves to be an entertaining and exploratory watch for people of all ages.

DOBERMANN have released the first single from their upcoming album “Shaken to the core”.

Rock trio DOBERMANN have released the first single from their upcoming album ‘Shaken to the core’.

The song is called ‘Staring at the black road’.

The single heralds the new album of the power trio, which was assembled by renowned producer Alessandro Del Vecchio, and will be out next June 11th through Wild Mondays Music / Horus Music UK.

Los Angeles indie rock duo Pacer announce debut EP, share intimate “Polaroid” with Paste Magazine; ‘The Terror of Other People’ out 6/18/21

Growing up on opposite coasts, the duo found each other in the Fall of their freshman year of college, holed up in their Connecticut dorm rooms where they shared a love for music ranging from contemporary classical to Americana. Inspired by the ever-changing indie landscape of the early 2010s, the duo’s early demos and recordings blended thick layers of synths and electronics until they peeled back the layers to a folkier, homegrown sound.

YNC Crashout’s new single “Let’s Go!”