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Absolutely Free Shares New Video / Single “Interface” from new LP due Sept. 24
Absolutely Free moves one step closer into digital arcadia with “Interface” – the second prismatic excerpt from the long-anticipated sophomore album, Aftertouch – out September 24 2021 via Boiled Records.
Dan Andriano & The Bygones Share “Sea Level”
Multifaceted singer-songwriter Dan Andriano is a man of many talents and a vast array of influences ranging from melodic punk to americana. He is most known for his role as bassist and co-vocalist in Chicago punk rock band Alkaline Trio, with whom he has released nine studio albums to date. He has also previously released two solo records under the name, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room. In addition, Andriano has played bass in the rock supergroup The Damned Things since 2019. Today, Dan Andriano is thrilled to announce his new band Dan Andriano & The Bygones featuring Dylan and Randy Moore (Get Married).
COHEED AND CAMBRIA SHARE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “SHOULDERS”
“As a band, we’ve always been a little outside of the mainstream and that’s helped keep us true to ourselves. As people, it’s important to focus on your strengths and who you are, and not try too hard for acceptance. Everyone is special and has their own unique contributions and that’s what the video represents,” remarked the band.
Alternative Duo FOREIGN AIR Share Video For “Your Touch”; Sign To Nettwerk
Enigmatic electro-indie/alternative duo Foreign Air share their anthemic new single “Your Touch,” filled with gothic lyrics and pulsing dark beats. Comprised of frontman Jesse Clasen and Jacob Michael, the pair co-write and co-produce all their material. Written and recorded during the beginning of quarantine, “Your Touch” is about coming to terms with the end of a relationship, leaving Los Angeles and exploring those feelings when you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you. They co-wrote the song with Chris Chu (The Morning Benders, POP ETC) and pulled in their friend Tony Hoffer (Phoenix, Air, Beck) at the end to help finish the song sonically.
Turn Cold, a newly-formed crossover thrash band from Atlanta, Georgia, have just released “The End of My Rope”. The track, which has has been premiered exclusively at MetalBite.com, is taken from the Turn Cold’s upcoming debut EP Break Your Faith.
An intensely heavy and masterfully executed union of speed metal and hardcore, “The End of My Rope” takes influence from Turn Cold’s heroes including Metallica, Slayer and Cro-Mags.
The band commented: “We are proud to present our first offering to the readers here at MetalBite. We’re anxious for everyone to hear the rest of the EP. If you’re into it, share it with your friends. If you hate it, be sure to get on social media and tell the whole world about it. We thank you for your help either way. This one’s for the thrash freaks and the 2-steppers.”
Chorusing Shares New Song “Blue Ridge,” Third & Final Single From Debut LP ‘Half Mirror,’ Out This Friday (Western Vinyl)
Chorusing—the creative moniker of Raleigh, NC-based songwriter/producer Matthew O’Connell—today shared “Blue Ridge,” the spellbinding and slow-building third and final single from his forthcoming debut album, Half Mirror. “‘Blue Ridge’ is a song that deals with the experience of nostalgia. It recalls an old friendship—driving and smoking cigarettes on the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Asheville, staying up late in a city park, drinking too much, hysterical laughter, so on and so forth,” explains O’Connell.
Savage Ga$p dives into online relationships on “tm06 toxic” ft. 1nonly
Savage Ga$p has unleashed the next summer anthem with his new single “tm06 toxic” out via Crowned Records. Featuring fast-rising frequent collaborator 1nonly, the track is a modern-day love song bound to get caught on repeat in your head. It blends Gasp’s e-boy style with a throwback hip-hop/r&b vibe, sampling the cult favorite “Keshi – Over u” on loop throughout. Riding high from performance during the 2021 League of Legends Championships in June and the RIAA Certification of the infamous “EGIRLS are ruining my life”, “tm06 toxic” starts the next phase of Savage Ga$ps’ rise to stardom.
A.D. 2020 Release New Video for Their Cover of WAR’s “Why Can’t We Be Friends”
“We discussed doing a remake of this song early in the conversations that lead to the A.D.2020 project. I think the video is great because it shows us all during the lockdown playing and having fun and there are also some moments of humor and fantasy.It’s also a bit of a mantra we all live by ” Why Can’t We (All Just) Be Friends? ” the world would be a better place if we could all be friends.
Our version of the song is the only song I can think of that has 6 lead vocal parts which also makes it a really unique cover. We hope the guys in WAR like the cover of their great song” says Todd Thanhauser.
Matthew J Van Howe Takes Us To Another World with “Legend of the Galactic Princess”
Combining the elegance of classical music with dark, synth-heavy experimentation, Matthew J Van Howe is a boundary-pushing composer and songwriter based in Chicago. He has consistently challenged conventions and reinvented himself on every new project, resulting in a diverse discography full of abrasive soundscapes and memorable melodies alike.
Watch King Von’s “Demon,” the Latest Welcome To O-Block Video
King Von was one of his generation’s finest storytellers, vividly capturing episodes of his eventful life with passion and attention-to-detail. Today, on what would’ve been the artist’s 27th birthday, Von’s family and team share the video for “Demon,” based on an idea and treatment written by the artist himself. Produced by the late artist’s frequent collaborator Chopsquad DJ, “Demon” is an emotional and melodic highlight from Welcome To O-Block, as Von details his pre-fame life, pays tribute to his crew, and gracefully carrying the responsibility of representing his block everywhere he goes.
One of the UK’s finest bands, Sea Girls, have announced their enthralling new album Homesick – out January 14, 2022. A band well and truly into their stride, Homesick sees Sea Girls, Henry Camamile, Rory Young, Andrew Dawson and Oli Khan, deliver thirteen measures of guitar driven pop brilliance including 2 bonus Deluxe tracks. A deeply personal record, lead singer Henry Camamile returned to his childhood home in Lincolnshire at the wake of the pandemic, finding himself having to address and reflect on events from his past, both good and bad. A cathartic process, Henry leaves nothing to the imagination with his astute storytelling and candid lyrics. Delving into some of his darkest moments, the uplifting album comes as a sense of relief, a gratefulness for survival. Lyrically raw and packed to the brim with hooks, the band step into new realms with an added sense of maturity and a bigger ambitious sounding record.
BRIGHTON SHARES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DREAMING”
Today, Southern California native Brighton shares his much anticipated music video for “Dreaming.” The video, featuring girlfriend Cassie Randolph, is the natural companion to the summer smash — equally as upbeat, romantic, and beachy with Brighton’s surging guitar riffs and pulsing pop rock hooks that score his romantic, feel-good lyrics. Initially written about Randolph, “Dreaming” is a beach-ready hit that will make you feel the love. His debut EP Dreaming is out this fall.
Psychedelic desert funk advocating for Palestine – Jamila & The Other Heroes
Jamila & The Other Heroes’ new single is influenced by Psychedelic Rock, Hip Hop, Middle Eastern & Westafrican rhythms and melodies, appreciating inspiring artists such as Dina El Wedidi, Erykah Badu, Akua Naru, El Morraba3 and Fatuma Diawara.
MUSIC NEWS: LONDON-BASED AUSTRALIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER JESS CHALKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DON’T FIGHT IT”
Jess has examined the whole gamut of human emotions in the new album and “ Don’t Fight It” this too: she sings of feeling lost and helpless as life’s tumultuous events swirl beyond her personal control. It is a bittersweet blessing, in the end, as these events force her to change direction in life. The message being that no matter how bad things get, sometimes it is necessary to acknowledge that you need to change your life.
Better Times are coming – Abohov releases his second single
The Slavic modern acoustic love rocker Abohov has just released his second single called Better Times.
It’s a happy song about better times that are yet to come.
Better Times has been written during the pandemic after the artists’ artistical muse also called “Queen of the Sun” canceled the contact, while he was nearly homeless and rejected by some of his former friends and family.
Tito Jackson, the legendary musician, has recently released the official video for his highly acclaimed hit, ‘Love One Another,’ from his current album, ‘Under Your Spell,’ which was released on August 6th.
The Jackson 5, La Toya and Janet Jackson, Kim Kardashian, Kloé Kardashian, Prince Jackson (Michael Jackson’s son), Tyson Fury, and many more are featured in the new film, which is a symbol of spreading love.