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Black/Epic Metal Pioneers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Release Lyric Video for Intriguing New Single “Black Fog And Poison Wind”
The wait is almost over! Black/Epic Metal pioneers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED cloak the world in a veil of damnation with their third single and final harbinger of doom and destruction “Black Fog And Poison Wind”, cut from their striking upcoming album, Angel of Carnage Unleashed, to be revealed this Friday, November 12. The Finnish foursome, now featuring Tuomas Holopainen as a full member of the band and Kai Hahto (both Nightwish) as session drummer, delivers this final teaser alongside an intriguing lyric video.
Cinematic Singer-Songwriter Hannah Schneider Releases Ethereal Single
Cinematic singer-songwriter Hannah Schneider has released her latest single, ‘We’ll Be The Only Sound In The World’ on the 5th of November. The single is the first to be shared from her upcoming album Ocean Letters which will be released in September 2022 via Midnight Confessions. The singer is one half of the celebrated duo AyOwA who have received significant international support from the likes of Huffington Post, The Independent, VICE, The Line of Best Fit, Son Of Marketing, CLASH Magazine and Wonderland Magazine as well as airplay from both BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and BBC Radio 6’s 6mix with Nemone. Independently, Hannah Schneider has been nominated for several music prizes in Denmark and has performed all over Europe, the UK and the USA.
ENGLISH TEACHER share mammoth new track ‘Good Grief’ | out now via NICE SWAN RECORDS (Pip Blom, Sports Team, FUR)
Positioning themselves at the forefront of the emerging indie elite, Leeds quartet English Teacher announce the next phase in their remarkable development with mammoth new track ‘Good Grief’, out November 9th via Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR).
ARÐ ink deal with Prophecy Productions
ARÐ have signed a multi-album deal with Prophecy Productions. The Northumbrian doom project has been conceived by vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and lyricist Mark Deeks in 2019. ARÐ will release their debut full-length “Take Up My Bones” via the label in early 2022.
HILDEGARD – Share Video For “Jour 8” || From Debut Album – Out Now
Hildegard describe the song as “expressing the lasting outrage and trying lassitude that comes with being harassed,” adding “the video shows us reuniting in clarity after fleeing claustrophobic settings and an ominous Hummer.” Listen/watch below:
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS showcase their renowned witty wordplay on bouncy new single
They Might Be Giants’ new music and art book project BOOK will be released November 12, 2021. The band just made an appearance on PBS NewsHour Weekend where they discussed the epic new project as well as their nearly 40-year career. BOOK singles have received acclaim spanning Rolling Stone, Stereogum, NPR “New Music Friday”, Consequence, BrooklynVegan, PASTE and much more. Now, the band have shared new single “Part of You Wants to Believe Me”, a bouncy pop track that showcases the band’s renowned witty wordplay.
Dashboard Confessional announce new album; share first song “Here’s To Moving On”
“I think in this song I find myself understanding what brought me to the mat and what it takes to get up off the mat,” says DC founder, frontman, and songwriter Chris Carrabba. “Sometimes what brought you to the mat are outside forces and sometimes it’s you, yourself. Or it can be all those things. But it does seem the only thing that gets you up off the mat isn’t outside forces – it’s always you.”
Watch & Listen: Sola returns with incredible video for new single ‘You Don’t Have To Say’
Sola returns with another outstanding offering of her experimental and unique sound with new single and accompanying video for ‘You Don’t Have To Say’.
SLEEPWULF: new album coming on Heavy Psych Sounds + first track available!
Swedish proto-heavy rockers SLEEPWULF join the Heavy Psych Sounds roster for the release of their sophomore album “Sunbeams Curl” on January 18th, 2022, alongside a reissue of their self-titled debut. Listen to first single “Satan Is King” now via The Obelisk!
From mountain peak to valley deep, SLEEPWULF’s new album “Sunbeams Curl” is a journey that drips with the seductive sounds of riff-rock, psychedelic proto-doom. The Kristianstad foursome has summoned fuzzy riffs, sordid tales, and heady occultism that will strongly appeal to fans of Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Witchcraft and Kadavar.
BLOODYWOOD Release New Single “Gaddaar”
BLOODYWOOD is a Folk Metal band from India known for pioneering a sound that seamlessly fuses Indian Folk instruments with Metal to devastating effect. Expect to hear the percussive power of the mighty Dhol, the melancholic Flute, the single stringed Tumbi and several other uncommon yet distinctively characteristic sounds from India. A combination of thunderous Hindi/Punjabi Choruses and meaningful yet unforgiving Rap verses along with the ethnic instrumentation, makes BLOODYWOOD a truly unique experience.
Legendary trio NERO release first new track in two years, remix for Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray’s ‘No Rival!’
The remix sees the collision of two worlds for Joseph Ray as he partners with fellow NERO founding member Daniel Stephens to reinterpret his single with Lakou Mizik. Building on the fervent, unrestrained energy of the original, the duo harness the passion of its chants, Rara horns, and percussion, to transform it into an electrifying, bass-heavy two-step anthem. The fourth single off the album ‘Leave the Bones’, ‘No Rival! pays homage to Rara, the music of the Haitian streets. Just like the original, NERO’s remix of ‘No Rival!’ is full of swagger, like the bands that march through the towns of the island nation, toasting and trying to outdo one another. Retaining the spirit of the lyrics, the remix emphatically says “Listen up! There’s no better band than Lakou Mizik!”
Empath announce new album “Visitor” out February 11th on Fat Possum | Share video for new track “Diamond Eyes”
“This song was written in a stream of consciousness from a few pieced together memories I had,” says Catherine Elicson. “One of coming downstairs at my house one morning and unexpectedly finding a friend who lives on the other side of the country asleep on the couch, and the other memory was of when a friend used to travel from Chicago an hour and a half to the suburbs to work full time at a low paying Americorps job. Collaging memories in a way that created an emotional narrative about reaching for a fleeting moment of connection and familiarity.”
Skellism and KOU offer up a thunderous New Noise debut “Return To Love”
Los Angeles-based producer Skellism and rock vocalist KOU join forces to unleash a monstrous track via Dim Mak’s new music discovery label “New Noise.” The powerhouse record uses elements from Electronic & Rock to create the mind-boggling single “Return To Love.” Using his powerful voice, KOU guides us through an epic journey, weaving its way through Skellisms mighty bass and snare drums.
Claud shares new single ‘Tommy’
Acclaimed artist Claud today releases ‘Tommy,’ the first new material since their impressive debut album, Super Monster, was released on Saddest Factory Records in February. ‘Tommy’ is a heartfelt tale of yearning and Claud’s gift for evocative storytelling is on full display, in what one Super Monster reviewer described as a “dreamlike quality of writing (that) makes breakups sound nostalgic, unrequited love enchanting, and rejection a worthwhile pursuit.”
Vundabar Announce New Record “Devil For The Fire” + 2022 Tour!
“Devil For The Fire” is by far the heaviest song the trio has ever recorded, the twangy guitar line slowly building into a full-throttle, bloodthirsty post-punk dance party.
T & Sugah’s Label High Tea Returns with AnniversaTEA Part. 2
Earlier this year Dutch drum & bass record label High Tea hit a phenomenal milestone; the imprint and events brand have been in the game for half a decade now and to mark this conjuncture they revealed a massive compilation featuring artists who enabled their longevity. And for the latter part of 2021, they are returning with the second part in its series. A celebration of clubs reopening and spending the last five years building a pivotal brand within their local scene, something which has spread their reputation throughout Europe, part two reintroduces you to High Tea and their ethos as a platform.
Dana Gavanski (Flemish Eye) shares “Letting Go” ahead of tour w/ Porridge Radio
Following on from her debut album Yesterday Is Gone and her covers EP Wind Songs both released in 2020, Serbian-Canadian musician Dana Gavanski gives us a taste of what’s to come next with her brand new single “Letting Go” – a slice of wide screen psychedelic pop. Dana and her band are also heading out on the road with Porridge Radio this week, a tour they will be embarking on by train in the interest of lowering their environmental impact.