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6:33’s new SINGLE & VIDEO, “Flesh Cemetery” is out NOW!
French avant-garde experimental metal maniacs 6:33 are very happy to present their new single & video “Flesh Cemetery”, taken from the upcoming album “Feary Tales For Strange Lullabies: The Dome” due for release on October the 1st via Wormholedeath.
DICKLESS TRACY: Slovene deathgrinders debuts “Faydark Forest” single via New Noise Magazine
Slovene deathgrind mongers Dickless Tracy shares “Faydark Forest,” the third single from the upcoming Grave New World full-length. The album comes on CD and digital formats on 15th September 2021 through Monsterbilly Records. Special cover art for the single was crafted by Slovenian artist Jurij Mikuletič of Psycho-art. He actually also created a separate sketch for every song off of the upcoming album (sketches are featured in the booklet).
The news talks about catastrophes that sound like science fiction: apartment towers collapsing with no warning, satellites falling from space, the ocean on fire. It’s an era of extremes, where each cataclysm seems to presage an even greater one, and only the truly exceptional––the superhuman––seem cut out to survive. What the new album from L’Orange, the prolific and endlessly inventive producer from North Carolina, argues is nearly the opposite. Released on Mello Music Group, The World Is Still Chaos, But I Feel Better is a testament to the power of self knowledge and incremental progress, of the way tiny steps can give structure to life and help navigate the unknown.
Vancouver-based indie-alternative band Blue J are excited to announce they have signed to Nettwerk. Today, the group shares their cinematic and textural new single, “Something Happened,” that envelops the listener in hazy vocals and lush guitars mixed with driving drumbeats.
The band explains, “‘Something Happened’ is about remaining connected in the moments when it might be easiest to disengage and shut down. It’s an ode to friendship and love through embarrassment, boredom, uncertainty and imperfections.”
Today, Swedish soul and R&B powerhouse Janice releases the driving, pop/R&B crossover “Magic” via If Music Could Talk / [PIAS]. Alongside the single release, Janice announces her upcoming EP, Feelings Unresolved, due out October 15th.
Viral Singer-Songwriter, vaultboy, Releases “aftermath”
Rising singer-songwriter, vaultboy, has released his 2nd single as an artist, “aftermath,” today. Named by Rolling Stone as the “King of Sad Songs,” “aftermath” follows the release of vaultboy’s explosively viral debut track “everything sucks,” which saw hundreds of thousands of UGC videos created with the audio on TikTok. Having only one official release under his belt at the time, “everything sucks” skyrocketed not only to the #1 spot on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart, but also hit #1 on the Western music chart in China for two weeks straight, beating out Billie Eilish’s “Lost Cause.”
#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Babygrande Records Presents: Mercy – “Lil Shawty” [New Video]
I Was Born Twice set release date for album, new videoclip released
Polish Deathcore band I Was Born Twice set September 24 as international release date for their album Nemiza!
The new videoclip “PaGaN Way oF LiFe” streaming now on band’s official Youtube channel here:
If there was one moment in music history when it could be said that heavy metal succumbed to the temptation of a national pop music trend, selling its power chord strumming, leather-studded soul to the disco devil, the release of KISS’s dance club-fueled single “I Was Made For Loving You” is that moment. But the reality is that KISS were merely anticipating cross-genre trends that today are all too familiar.
Take, for instance, the hip hop-inspired, steampunk-powered, electro-engineered industrial metal of DK-Zero, who today unleash their newest single, a mind-blowing, game-changing cover of KISS’s so-called disco song, the aforementioned “I Was Made For Loving You.” Aiding the band are two other modern alternative pioneers, L.A.-based Kat Leon of Holy Wars and heavy rock outfit Davey Suicide, who together with DK-Zero set out to reclaim the brilliant “I Was Made For Loving You” as a vibrant heavy metal song that you can both bang your head and shake your booty to!
French Metal/Fusion/Rapcore gang Waking The Sleeping Bear streamed new album ‘P*rno Future’ for full on YouTube
A few months afther the official release of debut full-length album ‘P*rno Future’, French metal/fusion/rapcore gang Waking The Sleeping Bear shared the whole effort for FULL-STREAMING on YouTube.
Motown Records, home to the most culturally impactful artists and partners in the world, and UMe, the global catalog division of Universal Music Group, today announced an exciting collaboration with NTS Radio, an award-winning underground, online radio streaming and interactive media platform.
NTS Radio will broadcast a special month-long celebration featuring five handpicked, renowned international DJs who will delve into the Motown’s vast catalog, exploring and playing deep cuts from influential Motown eras that continue to impact generations today.
Released Today from Koalra: “Sight Unseen”
Koalra’s “Sight Unseen” touts a nostalgic blend of jangling guitars, yearning vocals, and nocturnal synths — blending rock, pop, and post-punk.
Funk/Jam band Sneezy is set to release their upcoming third studio album Open Doors. Created during the Covid-19 pandemic hiatus from live shows, the album is a testament to the power of music and friendship, as we see Sneezy’s eight members come together to craft their best release to date. Sneezy will be releasing Open Doors via tastemaker Color Red, and is hitting the road this Summer and Fall to showcase their new music.
The seasoned dance music veteran from Bristol has been making some serious headway in the techno lane, building off the hype from his own All We Have Is Now imprint (under Insomniac Music Group), as well as an impressive run with lauded labels from the likes of Drumcode, Kneaded Pains, We Are The Brave, Trick, TrueSoul, and Filth on Acid. His latest creation lands on Factory 93 at the end of the week, and it’s a haunting brooding techno number that has been a secret weapon in his sets for a while now. The warm analog bassline and thumping percussive rhythm are met with a gripping vocal hook that speaks to his meticulous craft, and knowing when to put perfectionism back in its place.
Artist: Will Clarke
Title: Sometimes You Gotta Let It Go
Label: Factory 93 Records
Release Date: Sept 3
Laura Fernandez Releases New Single, Jobim’s “Fotografia”
The mesmerizing stylings of Laura Fernandez on vocal, Glenn Crosse on arrangement and guitar, and George Koller on bass have come together in their magical new single, “Fotografia” — available now!
Blunt Bangs new single “Odessa” out now; ‘Proper Smoker’ out Sept. 17
The single is the third release from the new power-pop supergroup, which is the lovechild of Reggie Youngblood (whose singular voice led indie-rock group Black Kids), Christian “Smokey” DeRoeck (Woods, Deep State, Meneguar, Little Gold), and Cash Carter (Tracy Shedd, The Cadets, Kindercore Records). The trio came together in Athens, GA when Youngblood and Carter moved to the city and reached out to DeRoeck after realizing there was a vacuum for the kind of earnest power-pop they wanted to create. Reggie’s unquestionable indie rock cred blends perfectly with the band’s pop-punk grit to create a ruckus that’ll make you want to mosh around like you’re at a dingy house show.
The Byrds and The Beatles strongly influence this track, and Chace’s songwriting in general. “The choruses are an attempt to marry my love for the Byrds’ harmonies with the atmospherics of shoegaze bands like Slowdive,” Chace says. “The introduction is a nod to my deep love of Hindustani Indian classical music.”
Artist: Angel Renteria – Album: Chocame
Chocame has a very happy sound. It is a mix of reggaeton and pop. There are moments in your life that you find yourself locked up, your day-to-day living is a circle, this song is about breaking that circle by doing something different.
Artist: E-Dash – Album: Ridin’
“Anyone who’s found a niche, found something in life that they feel like they can be good at, the goal is to master it,” E-Dash said. “Don’t present it to the world until it’s mastered. You might get discouraged or you might get pushed or pulled every way, but until you master it, that’s when it’s time to work on presenting it to the world because nobody can be you but you and if you master yourself, nobody can compete with that. Nobody can try to compare themselves with you. That’s my goal, is to present to the world mastery.”
Seasurfer – ‘Drifting’
Shortly after SEASURFER’s acclaimed third album “Zombies” has also been released on vinyl in addition to the earlier CD edition, the Hamburg-based dream pop duo comes up with a new version of the song “Drifting”. The track turned out to be one of the fan’s favourites on the record, so Dirk Knight and Apolonia decided to produce an alternate mix.
NEW MUSIC : Keithian – Chance
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