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“Prospero” is a cathartic indie rock anthem exploring the passing of time and the feeling of losing control. In a brooding swirl of ambient synth pads and distorted Telecaster riffs, Moral Pleasures brews up a bewitching concoction for his listeners. Perhaps even more enticing than the emotionally charged, gritty instrumentation setting the mood for the track is the vulnerability of McKinley’s vocals – emotive, breathy, and intimate, as if whispering a confession into your ear.


Kitchener metal band INVICTA has released a video for their cover of Iron Maiden’s “KILLERS” via Metal-Rules.com. The song is from the upcoming Kitchener-Waterloo Metal Cover Compilation.

The band commented “We are so stoked to be finally releasing this video! We had a blast making it and we hope our fans and Iron Maiden fans have a blast watching it! Make sure to follow us and stay tuned for the release of this track and lots more with our brothers in the Kitchener-Waterloo Metal Cover Compilation coming to all streaming services May 7!”

Invicta “Killers” (by Iron Maiden) video premiere

Ireland’s CATHAL COUGHLAN (Fatima Mansions, Microdisney) presents ‘Falling Out North Street’ single

Cathal Coughlan, one of Ireland’s most revered and iconic songwriters, presents ‘Falling Out North Street’ from his acclaimed ‘Song of Co-Aklan’ LP, his first new music in ten years and sixth album to date.

Best known as co-founder and vocalist for seminal 80s/90s bands Microdisney and The Fatima Mansions, Coughlan has been described as “the most underrated lyricist in pop today” by The Guardian newspaper. DJ John Peel was also such a fan that he stated he could “listen to Cathal Coughlan sing the phone book”.

Swedish Thrashers LEACH Stream New “Serenade” Video

Lovely Light of Life is their third major rodeo and, straight out of the gate, it’s a thrash, hardcore and rock ‘n’ roll mission statement. LEACH have established a style and sound which is wholly theirs and which makes them stand out from the crowd. Lovely Light of Life will be released worldwide on May 21st on the American label Brutal Records.

Bevar Sea Is Back And Stream Brand New Video!

Bevar Sea is back and announce themselves with a brand new track and video called “The Timeless Zone”. The video is now streaming at Doomed & Stoned and can be viewed –

The first single and title track “The Timeless Zone” will be released on April 30th along with a video for the track on all major streaming platforms. more details on the upcoming album will be released in the near future.


L.A. metal band SEA OF SNAKES have released their video for “Ride the Line” via Metal-Temple. The song is from their recently released album “World On Fire” which came out via Metal Assault Records.

Sea Of Snakes Premiere “Ride the Line” via Metal-Rules.com!

Eso.XoSupreme x GoKRZ | “Shaken Not Stirred”

Eso.Xo.Supreme and GoKRZ (Reddy Rell x D Bans) link up for the new song ‘Shaken Not Stirred’. The song showcases Eso’s superb vocals with a well synthesized auto-tune sound over dope production from the GoKRZ crew.

Saka Lands a Fatal Leftfield Bass-Powered Combo With ‘Split Punch / Wing Chun’ on Gud Vibrations – April 30

Originally from Hong Kong, the experimental beatmaker known as Saka has been on a recent rampage with a fistful of releases building on the momentum he established via the conceptual world-building ‘Slipstream’ EP he released on Bassrush last year, which paired each of his six brain-stimulating productions with their own respective eye-grabbing graphics. He’s now heading over to Gud Vibrations with a cutting-edge double-sided single built around his stellar sound design and childhood memories playing RPG video games.

Artist: Saka
Title: Split Punch / Wing Chun
Label: Gud Vibrations
Genre: Dubstep
Release Date: April 30

Haunting Track Out Today from Good Grim

Good Grim is the art-rock solo project led by Utah-based musician Trevor Free. Free first emerged under the dream-pop duo, Sister Adolescent, crafting a style rooted in hazy synths combined with post-rock crescendos. Good Grim, while still rooted in reverberated and lush instrumentals, finds a darker atmosphere drawing influences from art-rock acts like Portishead, Bjork, Radiohead and Low.

Out Now: Meta & The Cornerstones Release New Single/Video “Breeze”

“Breeze” is the fight against oppression, of any form. Frontman Meta Dia says, “Breeze, for me, is peace, which clears the air, eliminates suffocation and keeps the universe breathing. It also represents gentle and swift progress.”


After garnering acclaim from Revolt TV and generating more than 3 million total streams, social media influencer, beauty guru, model, and singer Symphani Soto unveils a new single and music video entitled “Try” today. Essence Girls United notably premiered the video and hosted an Instagram Live with Symphani Soto yesterday to set for the release.

Billy Mick’s High-Octane New Album – OUT NOW

Billy Mick’s new album, Leveling Up is out now, a dazzling collection of tracks as thrilling and as uplifting as the man himself!! Based in Florida, USA, Billy Mick has wowed audiences at home and on radio stations around the world, his neon explosion of thrillingly upbeat pop, a return to the glory days of real pop music with no strings attached! Leveling Up sees Billy dipping one foot in the 80s synth pop and another in rockier waters, encouraging people to embrace every opportunity in life and to make the most of each day. Having received heavy support from LGBTQ+ media, including Gaydio and Outfront Magazine, Billy is conquering the world one glittering step at a time and bringing some sunshine to everyones’ lives!

Debut Track from Mewn

Mewn offer an antidote of sincerity against the indifference of modern culture, set apart from their contemporaries by their emotional resonance and a more heartfelt approach to their social and political critique.

New Single from Darkroom Data

Darkroom Data follow up their second single, retropop, love song ‘Hydrogen’, with their new electro pop odyssey ‘Groovatta’. The single is a playful collage of sound and features a distinctive sample from 80s, UK band ‘The System’, masterminded by cult producer, Bob Lamb whose credits include UB40 and Duran Duran.

[Pop | Dance] Anthony Vacanti brings us ‘Playboy’, a brilliant single that will make you want to dance!

Anthony Vacanti is an emerging artist, actor, singer, songwriter, and producer originally from Buffalo, New York. The talented musician is quickly making waves in the scene with his unparalleled sound and style. Through his emotion-filled vocal performances, Vacanti radiates raw emotion via upbeat, feel-good instrumentation. Inspired by the ’60s and ’70s, nostalgic films, and fashion, Anthony strives to push the envelope with his sound and bridge various elements from different genres to make a dynamic upbeat style. Now residing in Las Vegas, Anthony seeks to connect intimately through his lyricism with listeners around the world and remove some weight off their shoulders through his feel-good music.

CELTIC HILLS Release New Video ‘The Blood Is Not Water’

April 30th, Italian legendary Speed/thrash metallers CELTIC HILLS released their new epic video for ‘The Blood Is Not Water’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Mystai Keltoy’, coming out on May 15th 2021 via Elevate Records!