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KESEM Stream New Album Post-Terra

KESEM’s new album Post-Terra is streaming now exclusively at The Obelisk. The progressive, psychedelic rock album releases on the 24th September via Sentient Recordings.

Album Premiere & Review: Kesem, Post-Terra

AUTOKRATOR: French harrowing extreme duo’s new LP ‘Persecution’ comes November via Krucyator Productions + First Single streaming now

French formidable force Autokrator announces the details of the 4th full-length, Persecution, slated for release on 05 November via Krucyator Productions on different formats: CD, Vinyl, and digital. The album serves as a distressing narrative of the persecution of Christians during the Roman Empire.

Track Premiere: Autokrator – “The Great Persecution”

BLACK SITES Are Streaming Track “The Worst Of Us” At Metal Rules!

BLACK SITES are streaming their new single “The Worst Of Us” at Metal Rules. The band said about the track, “This track represents the darker and more progressive side of the album. While this is easily one of the definitive Black Sites songs, it couldn’t have existed without the increasingly irrational climate of the last few years. We hope you enjoy the next 6 minutes, and hopefully we’ll see you on the other side.”

A Metal-Rules.com Premiere: Black Sites “The Worst Of Us”

SHY, LOW: Metal Injection Premieres “Umbra” Video From Richmond Instrumental Post-Rock Conjurors As Snake Behind The Sun Full-Length Nears Release Via Pelagic Records

SHY, LOW are true masters of the exquisite craft of stark contrasts and broad dynamics, from delicate crescendos to the grandiose power of the riff… a craft that lies at the heart of every outstanding instrumental rock record. With Snake Behind The Sun the Richmond, Virginia-based four-piece has made an epic album brimming with creativity, groove, heaviness, and truly outstanding songwriting — a record that is intricate and mature, yet gloriously anthemic at the same time. Indeed, Snake Behind The Sun is an astounding and immensely diverse record that will appeal to fans sitting on all ends of the broad spectrum of modern heavy rock music.

SHY, LOW Only Devastates With New Single "Umbra"

Perfume Reveal Their New Music Video “Polygon Wave”! Watch The ‘Midnight Drive’ Inspired Video Now

The video is directed by Yusuke Tanaka, who has worked with Perfume on past music video’s including “TimeWarp,” “Spring of Life,” “Spending all my time” and “Mirai no Museum.” Finding inspiration from the theme of “midnight drive,” the video consists of 2 scenes, virtual and real. The “virtual” scene shows Perfume’s dance and vocal performance surrounded by black pyramids with pattern of wire frames similar to their outfits. The “real” scene is the streets of Tokyo at night time, as the trio drives through the city. The video switches seamlessly between these 2 worlds, linking the virtual to real. Towards the end of the video, as each member of Perfume disappear from the car, you realize that the “real” driving scene was also “virtual…” Make sure to check out Kashiyuka’s driving technique as she actually drove the car for the video shoot.

Alternative Multi-Media Artist Peter Lake Releases New Single and Music Video “Whistle”

NYC-based alternative, multi-media artist Peter Lake announces the upcoming release of his new song trilogy, entitled Red, out on October 8th. Following the successful release of his Yellow EP, which garnered over 1 million Spotify streams and 97,000 YouTube views, Red consists of three songs by the artist about love. To introduce the EP release, Lake releases his music video, “Whistle,” choreographed by Matthew Pasterisa (Kanye West, Azealia Banks) and filmed by Christopher Soto.

New Video: Trizz & Xavier “Slide”

Production provided by Kansas City producer Stone’s Neighbor, the smooth chords find the frequent collaborators in their perfect pockets. Trizz exudes his usual confidence on the verse, explaining the motives of women he’s been encountering during his time in the rap game. Xavier provides a simple, yet memorable hook that sets the vibe for the song. This feels like California palm trees and great weather all rolled into one.

Watch R&B Newcomer Jordan Ward Light Up The Dance Floor In Dance Take Video For “Lil Baby Crush”

Within the last several years, Jordan Ward has emerged as one of R&B’s rising stars. Developing an affinity for music and dance at a very early age, Jordan polished his skillset after first trying his hand as a choir member before transitioning into musical theatre. His influences include a diverse roster of music luminaries ranging from Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and more. After first experimenting with rap, Ward later focused on singing and dancing. By 18, he moved to Los Angeles and joined Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour in 2016. Ward’s precocious dance abilities earned him gigs as a dancer for Janet Jackson and Beyonce, as he appeared in the singer’s Homecoming documentary for her epic Coachella performance.

Rising Brighton art-rock quintet YOUTH SECTOR share new single “Self Exile”

When Youth Sector first emerged with 2020’s debut EP Mundanity, they immediately marked themselves out as a band capable of pulling at life’s chaotic threads with an un-nerving dexterity. Their music works as a tightly coiled spring, loaded with the threat of unpredictability that – via the influence of art school greats like DEVO, Parquet Courts and Talking Heads – explodes with lawless, free-wheeling, joyous abandon.

CUFFED UP – Return with “Bonnie” || Announce ‘Asymmetry’ EP for 22 Oct

LA-based post-punk quartet CUFFED UP have shared a driving and propulsive new single “Bonnie”, plus announce their new EP ‘Asymmetry’ for release on 22nd October via Royal Mountain Records (Alvvays, Wild Pink, METZ).


Following the release of the hit collaboration ‘edamame’ with 88Rising’s Rich Brian, which has amassed over 60m streams across major DSPs in just 6 weeks, trended on TikTok with 350k+ creations globally and been championed by BBC R1’s Jack Saunders as his ‘Tune of The Week’; bbno$ is back with another incredible single and video for ‘i remember’. The third single lifted from forthcoming album ‘eat ya veggies’, sees bbno$ trade in his signature raps and punchlines for a heartbreak anthem filled with mellow vocals, a yearning melody and killer bassline. The indie-pop influenced track is the perfect appetizer for his upcoming album and showcases his effortless ability to blend genres together. The new single is also accompanied by an official music video directed by Shiraz.

The Swirlers swing back into the sound sphere with ‘My Estate’

Further inviting their audience into their world, ‘My Estate’s flirty lyrics are bolstered by a funky R’n’B beat underpinned by mellow vocals and refrains of suave rap. The combination of the nostalgia-drenched instrumental and their signature swirling sound sees the trio create a tune which is firmly future-facing in its delivery and innovation.


“Fall Down” is the first original single from Sam Varga that displays his shift back to his Rock/Emo roots. It was written by Sam, singer/songwriter/girlfriend Kalie Shorr and William Stone. The song was produced by Dan Swank (All Time Low) in Nashville TN.

RÜFÜS DU SOL Announce Studio Album “Surrender” Out 21st October

Today Grammy-nominated live-electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL announced their fourth full length ‘Surrender’ and released its third single, ‘On My Knees’ on Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records.

‘Surrender’ sees RÜFÜS stridently building their own world; an album written on their own terms. The band’s electronic roots offer a proud point of separation from other stadium selling live artists, even as they write songs and play to crowds that break the traditional glass ceiling for dance acts.

French heavy rockers FENRIS unveiled new music video “Landscape with a River” // New album ‘Golaim’ to be released this fall.

A few weeks after alreading unveiling a first glance of its upcoming album with “Mère Ephémère”, French heavy-rock long-time band FENRIS just premiered another single from their next record with the official music video of the single “Landscape with a river” available right now on YouTube.

margomool releases soulful new cut ‘Day and Night’

With influences ranging from Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Fat Freddy’s Drop and 4hero, margomool creates emotional and deeply humanistic neo-soul and jazz cuts.

Their debut audio-visual project ‘Strip It’ was screened at London Independent Film Festival, finding fans in Jamz Supernova at BBC 1Xtra, Blanc Magazine and The Line of Best Fit. Continuing to develop their soulful sound, new single ‘Day & Night’ depicts two conflicting moods at once.

SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Listen” Video

A radical departure from the instrumental approach the band has maintained for the past twenty years, Push marks SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI’s first collaboration with musicians from two of the biggest and most respected bands in the Sacramento music community, welcoming Jonah Matranga of Far and Gratitude and Mitch Wheeler of Will Haven. A powerhouse of searing post-hardcore, alternative metal, and progressive dreamy riff rock, with an ideology rooted in the 1990s hardcore scene, the hypnotic pulsing riffs and the soaring emotional power of Matranga’s raw vocals provide his first heavy performance since the critically acclaimed Far reunion album At Night We Live. Matranga uses his return to post hardcore, and his subtle, almost subliminal delivery to challenge some of the core topics with a reignited fire of passion and emotional persuasion.

Track Premiere: Sons of Alpha Centauri – ‘Listen’

Behemoth’s Nergal Releases ME AND THAT MAN’s Second Single + Official Video “Angel Of Light” (ft. Myrkur)

After the first release of the album’s track “Got Your Tongue” (ft. Chris Georgiadis) connected with groovy riffs, humorous acting and a deep hitting bassline, ME AND THAT MAN now presents a different facet with “Angel Of Light” – a soulful blues-rock ballad featuring the intoxicating hum of Amalie Bruun (Myrkur) – sending shivers right down your spine. The new single comes with a hauntingly beautiful and bittersweet music video, featuring both, Nergal and Myrkur.

Monikaze explores our need to be loved on new single ‘Give Me Your Soul’

“This is a song about a specific kind of desire, that is driven by ego and curiosity, about the selfish need to be loved, without giving anything back. It was inspired by a good friend of mine who was clearly into me but didn’t do anything about it, and the silence was driving me mad.”


Canadian Latin Pop sensations BenAnthony Lavoz and Delon Om, dropped their new EP “The Gentleman & Scholar.” Coming off the success of their summer hit single “One More Time” the pop sensations went dark for their new project. The multi-talented artists wanted the lyrics of their new EP to describe the struggles we keep to ourselves, the ones that lead us to walk in the darkness. Lavoz and Om brought in some heavy hitters to produce “The Gentleman and Scholar.”

FATHOM FAREWELL’s Is Making Visceral And Technical Metalcore With Latest Single “In Time”

New England’s Fathom Farewell has been going strong since 2014, and although the past lineups can almost be described as a cautionary tale of what can happen when you play music for the wrong reasons, the current lineup, according to founder and guitarist Alex Cohen, is the absolute pinnacle of hard-working intellectuals he’s been searching for since beginning the band. This lineup will now be offering fans the EP “Kraken” on October 22nd via Blood Blast Distribution and the third single “In Time” is out now at the following links: