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SCHISMOPATHIC: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Vote For Me” Video From Cult Polish Grindcore Outfit

SCHISMOPATHIC’s The Human Legacy was recorded and mixed at 125 Studio between May 2020 and March 2021, and produced by Michal “Maly” Kwiecień. The record’s intro features Kwiecień and Artur “Janek” Jasiński, and the outro features Sebastian “Stecyk” Steć. The cover art and layout were handled by Jasiński and DIY Zrup Leprzy Prod. The track “Proof Of Ignorance” is a new version of the 1989 track “Construction Of Ignorance,” here re-recorded in a new arrangement with new lyrics. With twelve new songs recorded with two original members, The Human Legacy is old-school grindcore frenzy at its best!

Track Premiere: Schismopathic – ‘Vote for Me’


Oakland, CA rapper ALLBLACK dropped his excellent debut LP, TY4FWM (Thank You 4 Fuckin’ With Me) a couple of weeks ago and today he returns with a new video from it for “War Stories” ft Mozzy and Peezy. Directed by MikeyRARE the video finds the three telling street stories while pointing to the larger conversation of race in America.

Wacotron Coasts Through His Hometown in the Latest Smokin Texas Video

Rising to prominence with his fierce rhymes and sharp Southern drawl, Wacotron is one of Texas’s most exciting rappers. Giving a glimpse into his hometown, Wacotron shares “Coastin,” his new music video. Produced by Wacotron’s frequent collaborator Southside, “Coastin” is a hard-hitting and witty account of Waco’s emergence from the gutter, a rise kickstarted by his decision to take rap seriously: “I was coastin’/Remember when I used to be the brokest, I was hopeless/And going through it, they’d never notice/Now I’m focused/Won’t stop until my pockets on the swolest, had to show it.” In the video, directed by The Shooters, Wacotron returns to the Trendwood Apartments in Waco, Texas, where he grew up and built his reputation, bringing out the whole building to enjoy the fruit of his labors. “Coastin” is the latest high-quality visual from Smokin Texas, following the gritty video for “Hold Up” and the turnt-up video for the Marshmello-produced “Hole In A Cup.”

END YOU: BrooklynVegan Streams Entire Aimless Dread Debut By Philadelphia Hardcore/Noise Rock Project

END YOU’s Aimless Dread tells a story common to a generation that watched thousands of people die on live television while still teenagers — the creeping realization that perhaps nothing good will ever happen again. Lyrically, the album darts artfully from the personal to the political and back again. From Smith’s struggles with social anxiety and substance abuse to ruminations on contemporary issues like rampant police brutality and the resurgence of international fascism, Aimless Dread takes stabs at various demons both real and imagined.

Athens, GA’s Cloudland Announce Debut LP

Nestled in the mountains of Northwest Georgia, Cloudland Canyon State Park is home to breathtaking gorges, waterfalls, and countless miles of gorgeous trails just waiting to be explored. So, it makes sense that Athens, GA four-piece Cloudland would take inspiration from this remarkable geography for their name, as they deftly work at creating music that exhibits that same sort of dramatic perspective and emotional immediacy. They’ve also spent time camping there which only reinforced that idea of shared experiences which connects each member of the band to this specific place.

Must Listen: Iconic Haitian Band Lakou Mizik and Joseph Ray debut single + Upcoming Album

Few albums manage to evoke a time and place with such startling effect as the unlikely collaboration Leave the Bones (out August 6th), between the multi-generational Haitian band Lakou Mizik and Grammy-winning electronic music artist Joseph Ray.

Foot-stomping Indie Folk-Pop Summer Anthem

Brother Valiant was founded by singer-songwriter Alex Amsterdam in the spring of 2013. During that time, he and his friends would track demos huddled inside a small suburban basement in northern New Jersey. What started with simple folk songs paying homage to artists like Paul Simon and Conor Oberst, the project began to take a shape all its own.

Jake James Shares Grad-themed Video for “Celebration” Starring Stacy Barthe Today

NY-newcomer Jake James released the official video for his follow-up single “Celebration” featuring GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Stacy Barthe today. Just in time for graduation season, the aspirational, coming-of-age visual shows Jake daydreaming on what’s to come in life post-graduation – a crossroads familiar to many. On the track, Jake raps about chasing his dreams and reaching for the stars over Statik Selektah’s (Nas, KRS-One, Wiz Khalifa, Action Bronson) stripped down boom-bap production.


It is the second film from director Matt Hinton who also directed the PBS documentary “Awake My Soul: The Story of The Sacred Harp”. Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury follows the path of Luxury, a band from small-town Georgia, who, on the cusp of success, suffer a devastating touring wreck with long-term consequences. In the intervening years, they continue to make records and three members of the band become Eastern Orthodox priests. Through interviews and archival footage, Parallel Love tells the gripping and poignant story of Luxury and documents the making of a new record, Trophies, now as priests.

Melodic Death Metal artist PLAGUESTORM shares brand new & animated lyric video! “Purifying Fire” to be released June 4th on Noble Demon

Founded by Sebastián Pastor in early 2014, and with two releases that have taken the heavy scene by storm (featuring well known guest musicians such as Björn Strid / Soilwork, Mikael Sehlin / Engel, Fabio Bartoletti / Fleshgod Apocalypse and more), Argentinian solo artist PLAGUESTORM is about to get set for the release of his highly anticipated brand new studio album, out on June 4th via Noble Demon. With a wide range of furious and raging melodic death metal and featuring nine tracks full of anger, desolation and sadness, the upcoming record Purifying Fire is in fact Pastor’s most mature release to date.

Jason Charles Miller Releases Official Music Video for “Expiration Day” – Out Now

The video was shot at two prime mountain range locations in Crystal Lake, CA, and Mt. Pinos, CA. Directed by Andrew Fogel, Miller produced the video for “Expiration Day” himself. The video is set in a post-apocalyptic wilderness and features Miller as a wanderer searching for treasure as ominous creatures follow him closely from behind. Fogel described the artistic vision behind the video as wanting to expand on the post-apocalyptic survivor that they portrayed in Miller’s previous video, “Get Thee Behind Me.”


Today, James Vincent McMorrow releases his infectious new single “Paradise,” which received its first play on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World. The track is the latest taste of James’ much-anticipated new album Grapefruit Season, which also features teaser singles “Headlights,” “Gone,” “I Should Go” (with Kenny Beats) and more ahead of its July 16th release via Sony Music UK/RCA Records. McMorrow’s UK and European tour for early 2022 has also now been confirmed, including a London date at Kentish Town Forum on February 21st and two homecoming shows at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on April 19th/20th.


Clay “Krucial” Perry III is no newcomer to the music industry. After years of working as an engineer for some of the top acts of this new era – NBA Youngboy, Yo Gotti, Blocboy JB, Rico Nasty, Yella Beezy and more, Clay craved to delve deep into his pioneering skills as an Artist. Balancing both the front and backend of the music business, Clay decided to create his musical alter ego, Krucial and transition to the center of the stage. Now gearing up for his first project of 2021 set to release in March, Clay is excited to give fans a taste of Memphis sound fused with relatable real-life stories. Partnered with Tay Keith and a slew of amazing Drumatized producers, Clay’s sound is poised to resonate with fans across the World.

Trick Gum (Justin Raisen) Shares Punchy New #GotMilk “Hot Rifle” Video, Starring SHAI, Directed By STEEN, Single Out Now Via All DSPS

Trick Gum recently shared their debut single, “Hot Rifle”. Trick Gum is the brand new project of legendary producer Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Angel Olsen, Yves Tymor, Kim Gordon) & his long time soulmate collaborator and cousin Jordan Benik (of cult LA band Sweaters). Stereogum premiered the track, praising it as “a synth-powered track that reminds of playfully lackadaisical ’90s alternative radio hits from the likes of Beck and Cake as well as indie oddities like Enon and Tobacco..”


The “Don’t Judge Me” video, directed by Tevo Laron, takes place in a luxe mansion, with BlueBucksClan surrounded by scantily clad associates. Therein, the dynamic duo basks in the glory of their meteoric rise, shooting stacks of cash through basketball hoops, sinking into leather chairs, and enjoying the show that unfolds around them. The track is produced by BlueBucksClans’ longtime collaborators Ten11, and AyyMook, in addition to Michigan’s Enrgy Beats. Jeeezy starts the track, spitting, “Tried to keep me from his b*tch, it was too late/I be singing to your b*tch like some new Drake.” DJ then walks us through his house like he’s auditioning for MTV Cribs: “Big crib in the hills it’s got two gates/I got marble on the walls, granite in the kitchen/Maids walkin’ round, I never do the dishes.” Together, they show why BlueBucksClan has become one of the hottest acts out of L.A. They blend impressive bars with clever one-liners, laughing from their thrones at the top of the rap world.

Tai Verdes Releases Music Video for ‘A-O-K’ Ahead of Album Release

Directed by Logan Meis (DaBaby, Roddy Rich, YG), the video takes place on a crash destined airplane with a hilariously relaxed Verdes in the captain’s seat. Perfectly capturing the song’s mantra – regardless of the obstacles put in front of us, positive thinking always pulls us through – a triumphant and comedic Verdes lands the plane safely in the end, much to the relief of all passengers. “A-O-K” marks the latest single from Tai’s highly anticipated debut album, TV which will be released on May 20 via Arista Records.

Texas dreampop band Semihelix shares video for “Recoil,” title track from forthcoming LP

Culture Addicts has premiered the new video from Semihelix, the title track from their forthcoming record.

“Recoil” by Austin, Texas based dreampop trio Semihelix, including Geannie Friedman-guitar and vocals, Kevin Martin- bass, and Valdemar Barrera-drums, was produced and mixed by Matt Gerhard (Spoon, Future Islands, !!!) at The Hen House in Austin, and mastered by Max Lorenzen (Shearwater, A.Sinclar, Spoon). Video artwork and production by Via Nuon.

Premiere: Semihelix release ‘Recoil’ video

the world’s largest festival- is back and better than ever

After a year off, Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI is hosting over 1,000 performances on 11 different stages taking place over three weekends in September. Summerfest is located on 75 acres of permanent grounds in downtown Milwaukee adjacent to Lake Michigan.

This year’s lineup includes: Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, Jonas Brothers, Luke Bryan, Chance the Rapper, Wilco, Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, Fitz and The Tantrums, Bleachers, Black Pumas, Run the Jewels, Pixies, Rise Against, Goo Goo Dolls & many many more.

Guns N’ Roses were also announced today for the closing weekend of the festival on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Summerfest is scheduled to take place September 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18, 2021.

Nobody – Eternal Infernal

Finnish Nobody is set to release a second album Eternal Infernal. The album is released on May 21st 2021 via Inverse Records. The new album takes the band’s music to a new territory, including elements of world music as well as traditional instruments.

While black metal influences are not so overtly heard, the album retains a dark undertow as it travels through time from ancient Rome to the present day.

DIE ROBOT Addresses Media Misinformation With New Single,”Talk City.”

“Talk City” was written “with lyrics addressing the spread of misinformation and the resulting distrust that pervades modern society.”*** during the Summer and Fall of the pandemic in 2020. It has a very clear message. That is one should not believe everything they read or hear in the media, but rather, research and find the truth.

Jxst J Announces LP, Shares “ALONE” Track

Today, NYC-based indie pop artist Jxst J shares “ALONE”, alongside a hilarious new music video. Northern Transmissions premiered the track, praising it’s “polychromatic sound”. The Luna Collective added “ALONE” to their weekly Spotify playlist, and Acid Stag included Jxst J in their list of NEWCOMERS.

Jxst J Shares Single/Video For “Alone”

New Release: Young Rapper Jxdah Goes Against the Grain in New Drill Track ‘White Tee’ Accompanied by Visuals

Gold Coast rapper Jxdah has dropped his new self-produced track ‘White Tee’, a darker take on drill energised with heart-on-your-sleeve lyricism and edgy melodic vocals. It comes as the lead single to his upcoming EP ‘Therapy’.

Jessica Wilde drops new summer gem ‘Cruel’!

The 3rd single taken from Wilde’s debut album, out later this year, ‘Cruel’ signals Wilde delving back into her first love, a toxic relationship that inspired a harnessing of her bisexual identity but also led her to addiction – a subject she’s tackling on her debut album.

HANNAH SLAVIN – Pop newcomer shares existential anthem ‘I Don’t Have A Clue’

Taking cues from RnB, soul and modern-pop, Scottish pop newcomer Hannah Slavin shares her first single of 2021, ‘I Don’t Have A Clue’.

Occupying a space somewhere in the middle of Sigrid & LOVA meets Baby Queen & ELIO, Hannah may have already made a name for herself as the winner of BBC One’s Pitch Battle, where she performed alongside Will Young and Kelis; but it’s her anthemic-tendencies and lyrical ability to capture the feelings of an entire generation which are set to see her soar.

Manchester’s The Early Mornings share unruly new single ‘Days Spent’ with minimalist video

“Our previous videos were shot over several weeks in dozens of locations, so we wanted to keep this one simple. There’s no concept or elaboration – just us in a room playing. I like to see what a band looks like playing live when I first hear them – so here we are.”

London synth-pop artist Alice Hubble returns with new single ‘Power Play’ via Happy Robots

London-based synth-pop artist Alice Hubble has shared her comment on the #metoo movement in the form of new single ‘Power Play’ alongside news that her new album will be released later this year. Described as the work of ‘one lady at home with her enormous collection of synthesisers’, Alice Hubble mixes melancholic pop, layered vintage synths and elegant vocals, reminiscent of Ladytron, Ashra and Goldfrapp. Her debut album ‘Polarlichter’, inspired by the 70’s recordings of Tangerine Dream and Sally Oldfield was released in September 2019 to much critical acclaim. Earning the project support from the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe as well as acts like Damo Suzuki, Advance Base, Pram and Beak> with whom she played live.

Goldie New Signing Littlecigarette Shares New Single And Video ‘Fur Coat’

With ‘Fur Coat’ Littlecigarette offers a voice to marginalised, disaffected young youth. His story starts in a small-town in the UK, in which the only form of escape is getting high, his lyrics depict his lonely experience with addiction and the painfully subjective trawl for intensity and euphoria as the end in itself. The self-taught producer created the track in his bedroom armed only with Logic and a SM58 microphone. Not connected to any rap scene, his isolation from the rest of the world and a real passion for music have been the driving forces behind his music and storytelling.

Nathan Ball shares angsty single “Can’t Work You Out” + announces debut album

Soaring off the back of March’s stirring “Blindside”, “Can’t Work You Out” explores the complexities of the mind’s self-deprecating, darker moments and the confusion caused by inward emotional battles. Echoing his love for the ocean, the cinematic buildup of instrumentation paired with Nathan’s growing melodic intensity is reminiscent of rolling waves and crashing tides.

Emily-Rose & the Wild Things Releases Visuals For Single ‘Golden Light’

As fans eagerly wait for the highly anticipated release of their upcoming album, ‘Upon these Open Skins,’ Emily-Rose and the Wild Things releases visuals for their single ‘Golden Light.’

Shot and directed by front-woman of the band Emily-Rose Sarkova. The video itself encapsulates the golden light that quite literally shines within her room.

Donae’O joins forces with DJ Supa D & Mr Taffa for Amapiano banger ‘She Belongs To The Night’

His first release following his departure from Island Records, ‘She Belongs To The Night’ sees Donae’O deliver a track inspired by the bubbling Afro house and Amapiano scenes, seeing a return in his focus to surefire party bangers. With DJ Supa D and Mr Taffa on production duties, it’s a floorfilling jam characterised by vibrant percussion, a deep, rousing bassline and Donae’O’s trademark soulful vocals with an effortlessly catchy hook.

ICYMI- Gender Euphoria, Queer Love, and DOOM! Check Out Reversels Latest Video, “Gravitron”

Asheville, N.C. based queer doom pop band, Reversels are set to release their upcoming album, LaSabre is out on July 23rd, 2021 and it’s a doozy! Exploring themes of self love, gender euphoria, and body positivity, Reversels is the band we need now! LaSabre is a little bit goth, a little industrial, a nice bit of doom, and perfectly subversive.

Today the band is sharing “Gravitron”, the second single from the album. The accompanying video is a poignant ode to queer and trans love. The video stars trans actors and was directed and edited by queer and trans artists.

UK Alt-Metal Unit VEXED Releases Bludgeoning New Single “Fake” + New Music Video

Nearing the eve of the release of their long-awaited debut album, Culling Culture, fast-rising UK based unit VEXED once again showcases the brutality they’re made of. Combining both visually cinematic and oppressively honest material with a refined symbiosis of technically adept hardness and droning heavy instrumentality, VEXED convince with their new single “Fake” – released today aside a disturbingly intense official music video.

JWESTERN releases smoky alt-pop single ‘Feel Like This’

Ruminating on the all-encompassing sensation that comes from falling in love, ‘Feel Like This’ is a smoky track, glistening with otherworldly guitar tones and vocal harmonies. The production, inspired by the leftfield Jazz-influenced indie and Hip-Hop of Slum Village, Oscar Jerome and Tom Misch, lifts the tune into an emotional hinterland. Like falling into pastel coloured clouds, it reflects the sentiment in the lyrics by giving way to both blissful comfort and distrustful confusion.