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The masters of fantastical, otherworldly, sludgy doom metal, CONAN, are back to celebrate Halloween with a gruesome animated music video for their charging track “Paincantation”, proudly presenting a cinematic monster resulting from 18 months of the finest-tuned animation. Their newest visual was created by award winning animation director Nicos Livesey who has directed music videos for bands like Iron Maiden and Gorillaz and worked with brands like Adidas. The video manages to perfectly capture the brutal spirit of CONAN’s heavily distorted and down-tuned sound, providing a carnage as bloody visually as it is musically in just 76 seconds. The video arrives only mere days before the start of their upcoming UK Tour, beginning in November!
Alternative Multi-media Artist Peter Lake Releases “Pour Your Lies”
After surpassing over 1.4 million Spotify streams and over a quarter-million YouTube views from his previous project Red EP, the alternative, multi-media artist Peter Lake release his sunsoaked cinematic music video to rave reviews.
Zhanel | Official Music Video for ‘War’ Out Now
Taken from her 2021 record ‘Regrets’, the track stands out as a haunting pop gem, showing off Zhanel’s seasoned, silky, and chic vocals. Her songwriting is unique, drawn from life and all its lessons.
EMERGING ARTIST ELDR DELIVERS THE CINEMATIC NEW VIDEO FOR HER LATEST SINGLE ‘SPINNING TOPS’
Recently receiving an honourable mention at the Alternative Night of Experimental Film Festival and screened at the Noble International Film Festival, the new visuals for ‘Spinning Tops’ continue ELDRs exploration through rich and vivid imagery. Directed by Philip James McGoldrick, the video captures the same ethereal and atmospheric tones as the original single as she expresses the heartfelt emotion in the song through vibrant coordinated dance and symbolic hand gestures.
LAURAN HIBBERD signs to VIRGIN MUSIC & shares bombastic new cut ‘Charlie’s Car’ | out today (Oct 28th)
Slacker sensation Lauran Hibberd’s spectacular rise gathers further pace with the arrival of bombastic new cut ‘Charlie’s Car’, out now via Virgin Music.
Fresh from an acclaimed UK headline run and several impressive festival slots, the enigmatic Isle Of Wight musician’s boundless potential is exemplified to perfection in her latest anthemic reveal, as she partners with esteemed producer Suzy Shinn (Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, Dua Lipa) for another rip-roaring addition to her catalogue of hits.
SHAYHAN REVEALS STUNNING HALLOWEEN-THEMED VIDEO ‘COMPOSURE’/ WASHED UP’ // WATCH HERE
Following up his well received new EP Mr Fish, hotly tipped newcomer Shayhan continues to grow his rising buzz with the release of the stunning video for EP cut, Composure. Speaking on the video, Shayhan states:
“As halloween was approaching, Riley Lattanza (Director/Editor) and I had the idea to make a Horror/Thriller visual. The song “Composure” is about depression, and we felt the “Horror” theme fit perfectly as a juxtaposition. Inspired by “army of darkness”.
NYC’s LIZZIE & THE MAKERS ups the creepy factor for new video “Mojo Hand”
NYC-based Lizzie & The Makers have released their third single “Mojo Hand” today, accompanied by a dark, mysterious music video that ends with a ghoulish twist. The otherworldly track is the third single from their sophomore studio album Dear Onda Wahl (out November 5 independently) which was produced by renowned producers Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, Tin Machine) and Mario J. McNulty (David Bowie, Prince). The Dear Onda Wahl record release show will take place at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street, NYC) on November 10.
WU Tang Clan joins REMEDY on the “Remedy Meets WU Tang” Album / “Death Defying” (Video) w/ Inspectah Deck
A long-time affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan, Remedy first appeared on, Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm, album. While the project went Gold and experienced great success, his contribution, “Never Again,” remains a high-water mark from the album. “Never Again” is a Holocaust education in four minutes; and it has been added to high-school and college curriculums. The verses were personal, inspired by the murdered and the survivors, including members of Remedy’s family. He presented more truth than most college textbooks, and made a song that reached millions, moving many of them to tears.
MANIC SINNERS RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE ‘DOWN IN FLAMES’
“King Of The Badlands” will showcase all the elements every memorable heavy rock album should have: soaring vocals, crushing riffs, blistering solos, ear candy hooks, and a splendid power ballad. The band has also brought in Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, Hardline, Jorn, etc.) to mix the album. If you like what you hear on debut single ‘Down In Flames’ (and what discerning hard rock fan wouldn’t), then there is plenty more in store for you soon….
Athens, GA’s Monsoon Return After Six Year Hiatus + Share New Single/Video
Monsoon is a three-piece indie rock band from Athens, Georgia who weave together unorthodox styles to create music that dips between the conscious and subconscious. Their upcoming album Ghost Party is set to release winter of 2022.
The Mellons Announce LP, Share “So Much To Say” Single + Video via Indie88 | ‘Introducing… The Mellons!’ LP Due April 27, 2022 via Earth Libraries
The Mellons just announced their forthcoming album, Introducing… The Mellons!, due April 27, 2022 via Earth Libraries. The song was recorded at No. 9 Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah and was mixed by Scott Wiley of June Audio, in Provo, Utah.
Spoon return with new single ‘The Hardest Cut’ & announce album ‘Lucifer On The Sofa’…
Lucifer on the Sofa bottles the physical thrill of a band tearing up a packed room. It’s an album of intensity and intimacy, where the music’s harshest edges feel as vivid as the directions quietly murmured into the mic on the first take. According to frontman Britt Daniel, “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”
Warm Human, the ambient synth-pop project from Chicago’s Meredith Johnston, returns with “Gimme A Reason” – Out now on House of Feelings
“I am a terrible sleeper, I have a parasomnia where I wake myself up scratching my arms, outstretched like a zombie. Other days I wake up wondering why I slept so poorly, but when I sit up, my sheets are wrapped around my neck. This video is a visual manifestation of involuntary self torture, the feeling of drowning in your own consequences, whether in dreams or in waking life.” Meredith Johnston
“‘Puppet’ is a song about challenging relationship dynamics as a woman, taking charge, and shamelessly being yourself,” says Faouzia. “I want young girls around the world to know that they don’t need to change who they are for anyone, and that someone that loves you shouldn’t ask you to be someone you’re not. If anyone tries to knock you down, or force you to conform, use that as motivation to stand up taller and only surround yourself with those that want to prop you up and support you. Throughout the song, the word ” حرية” is chanted, Arabic for “freedom.” As the world continues down a difficult path daily, this message is more necessary than ever.”
Volbeat Share New Song “Becoming”
“Becoming” is the fourth song to be released from Servant Of The Mind. Last month the band released the rager “Shotgun Blues,” which was preceded by the “double barrel” of Summer songs released this past June: “Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Dagen Før (feat. Stine Bramsen),” the former of which became the band’s ninth number one single on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
Charlotte Cornfield Shares New Single/Video “Pac-Man” off New LP ‘Highs in the Minuses’ Out Tomorrow (Polyvinyl/Double Double Whammy)
“Ali came up with the concept for the video, which has a Pac-Man theme,” she continues. “In it, I’m walking, crawling, and being dragged through linear landscapes: a cornfield, a lavender farm, an apple orchard, a hilly path. I collect objects along the way and then create a maze out of chalk, placing the objects in it and walking away. To me this captures both the fraught nature of the emotions in the song, and the calm of looking back at them from far away.”
“We are so excited for fans to hear ‘Lose My Number,’” Nightly shares about the new track. “It’s a different energy for our band that we haven’t tapped into since our song ‘Honest.’”
VAULTED: Metal Injection Premieres “Shallow Vacancy” From Boston Death Metal Quintet As Left In Despair Full-Length Nears November Release
As Boston death metal quintet VAULTED prepares for the November release of their second album, Left In Despair, Metal Injection is hosting an exclusive premiere of the crushing new single, the album-closing “Shallow Vacancy.”
R&B STAR SEVYN STREETER DROPS “NASTY GIRL” LYRIC MUSIC VIDEO
LA-based Indie Jam Band, Lucid Phase, Release Nostalgic Album, Orchid Thief TODAY via V13.net
Indie Jam Band Lucid Phase announce their second studio album, Orchid Thief, due out today, October 28, 2021.. Orchid Thief is the culmination of the creative efforts of Garret Laver, Cyrus Maleki, Jacob Flack and a lineup of talented featured artists over a year and a half in the making. Orchid Thief is a full-length, 12-track album with an eclectic range of sound, inspired by roots reggae, psychedelic rock, bluegrass, folk, blues and hip-hop.
The Daddy Raygun Band
Bordering on gothic country, Regan speaks on new single, “The One Armed Man” – The majority of my friends are musicians. I am not. I am a storyteller. A writer. I wanted to collaborate with them musically. They challenged me to write a song. I did. They liked it. They agreed to provide the music to my words. The Daddy Raygun Band was formed.
Portland-based folk artist Eddie Berman has cited writer and philosophe Annie Dillard’s “patient and deliberate thoughts on nature” as a source of inspiration for his new album ‘Broken English.’ So, it may come as no surprise that his latest single, “Water In The Barrel,” is also inspired by a prominent 20th-century professor and philosopher, Alan Watts.