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Progressive Metal Giants JINJER Release Powerful Music Video for “Disclosure!”

This past summer, progressive metal giants JINJER released their most in-demand and successful album yet, Wallflowers, subsequently hitting the top of the charts all around the globe. In addition to several other top spots, the band landed at #7 on the German charts, #5 on the official UK Rock & Metal album charts, #1 on both the US Billboard Top New Artist Album charts and Canada’s Hard Music album charts, and #2 on the US Hard Music album charts.

Mandoki Soulmates release ‘Utopia For Realists: Hungarian Pictures’; launch video for ‘The Torch’

Mandoki Soulmates’ brand-new expanded version of the ‘Hungarian Pictures’ suite, released under the title ‘Utopia For Realists: Hungarian Pictures’ is out now.

Leslie Mandoki comments: “It is about generational justice. We will only master the global challenges – pandemic, financial and economic crisis, migration and integration, climate change – if we overcome the divisions across all borders, the old rebels and the young rebels together.”

Alt-Metal/Hard Rock Band BULLET TO THE HEART Premiere Official Music Video for New Single “Decay”!

Alt-Metal/Hard Rock band Bullet to the Heart premiered the official music video for their new single “Decay”! The single is off of their forthcoming album Transcendence due out November 19, 2021.

“Decay talks about wanting to be with someone on a deeper level but finding it difficult to truly open up. With both sides not willing to commit there is a final push in the chorus to show that, no matter who you are in the world, everyone is facing something deep within themselves. We are all the same. We are all connected as one” says Audrey Queen.


Written and recorded during late 2020 and early 2021, “Checkered Past” sees Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis, and company continuing with the darker lyrical tone of the preceding studio albums, “The Devil You Know” and “The Missing Peace”, while incorporating their classic rock influences into the mix. Heavier songs are mixed with bluesier, boogie inducing tracks and dark, introspective ballads, often harkening back to the first three albums the band made, but also pushing the band forward. When fans absorb the album as a whole, they’ll see that the tracklisting is divided up into ‘sets’ or ‘suites’, where a sonic style is explored across multiple songs before moving on to the next, making for a remarkable listening experience.

FOSTERMOTHER: watch prophetic “Hedonist” video!

Originally a solo project Travis Weatherred, quickly joined by bassist Stephen Griffin, FOSTERMOTHER made an impression within the stoner and doom scene with their self-titled debut album, “hitting both soft and hard in all the right places, leaving oddly-comforting destruction in its wake” (Everything Is Noise). Now a three-head hydra with the addition of drummer Jason Motamedi, the band signed to Californian heavy rock powerhouse Ripple Music for the release of its follow-up ‘The Ocean”. This massive-sounding 7-tracker cranks it up on all levels: it’s darker, harsher, slower, fuzzier, more rumbling than ever, and uncompromising in its ability to drag any listener into the darkest alleys of the human soul.

[Video] Crooked City – The Dogma of Torture ft. Lord Goat (aka Goretex) + New Album Out!

Providence based Hip-Hop duo Crooked City (Lord Willin & Wolfman Jeckyll) come through with visuals for “The Dogma of Torture,” the second single & music video from their new self-titled album out now! The song features veteran lyrical hitter and Non Phixion/Heavy Metal King’s own Lord Goat (aka Goretex). The dark & tenacious soundscape is provided by Wolfman Jeckyll, who produced the entire project and the video animation is done by the Sock Monkey for Never Coming Soon Trailers.

OCEANHOARSE Share New Lyric Video for “Fields of Severed Dreams”!

In support of their latest album Dead Reckoning, Finland’s very own OCEANHOARSE have shared a brand new lyric video for the track “Fields of Severed Dreams”. Released on August 20th via German Label Noble Demon, the band’s studio album debut features 13 tracks, loaded with crushing riffs, vocal harmonies and high voltage arrangements and shows a band willing to explore things in their very own style, instead of sticking to any kind of average formula. But listen for yourself and enjoy the new lyric video by OCEANHOARSE, streaming here:

Punk Legends Dayglo Abortions Release “Smart Food” Track!

Murray adds – This is song #4 from the soon to be released dayglo abortions album “Hate Speech”. It is more along the lines of the irreverent humour that I am generally known for than the previous three songs have been, but as I am wanton to do, there is a tiny morsel of relevance woven into the second verse. I should also note that, Blind Marc was visiting his family on the day we recorded this one so our friend Rob Lawless played drums on the beds thinking Blarc would replace the drum tracks when he got back. Blind Marc being the way he is, listened to the beds with Rob on drums and said “hey, he’s already played them and it sounds good, might as well leave them”. So just as easy as that, Rob gets the meagre thrill of playing drums on a dayglo album. I hope this song is as entertaining for you to listen to as it was for us to record it, because to be honest, this one was not that easy to play.

Track Premiere: Dayglo Abortions – ‘Smart Food’


Produced by John Feldmann (Machine Gun Kelly, blink-182, jxdn), dwilly (Royal & The Serpent, Trevor Daniel, bbno$), Colin “DOC” Brittain (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Papa Roach), and Jae Green (Justin Bieber, Machine Gun Kelly, DaBaby, Arizona Zervas), and featuring chart-topping viral rapper Arizona Zervas (known for the 4x RIAA platinum, worldwide #1 smash, “ROXANNE”), “Sober/Hungover” marked the latest in a seemingly unstoppable series of anthemic new tracks from Sueco.

Chiiild performs “Weightless” for Vevo’s 2022 “DSCVR Artists to Watch”

Vevo, the world’s leading music video network released the complete list for its highly-anticipated Vevo DSCVR “Artists to Watch” 2022 campaign. Beginning November 1, Vevo’s DSCVR ATW will showcase engaging, high-quality live performance video content from the class of 2022, with two unique performances from each artist, shot exclusively for Vevo.

HORNS Release New Video

HORNS’ new single “Scream Scream Scream” is a glorious cover of “Sing Sing Sing” by LOUIS PRIMA. Devised by acclaimed pianist and composer Simon Fache, HORNS deliver an artful marriage of jazz and metal.

LEILA ABDUL-RAUF: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Distortions In Phantasy III: Suspension” Video

LEILA ABDUL-RAUF has been a key member in dozens of musical entities since the 1990s, including Vastum, Ionophore, Cardinal Wyrm, Fyrhtu, and more in recent years. Over the past eight years she’s showcased her talents as a multi-instrumentalist through four varied solo efforts, and in July of 2021 she released her most haunting, ominous unaccompanied album yet with Phantasiai. Weaving layered textures into drifting filmic compositions, the album conjures dreamlike, ambient hymns while channeling ethereal melancholy. Far more brooding than prior solo outings, with a deep sense of romanticism and dark classical inspiration, Phantasiai showcases another new direction of exploration of this vastly prolific musician.

Kady Rain shares “Got Away” video

Kady Rain, the Austin, TX based pop artist and multi-hyphenate has been slowly dropping tracks from her forthcoming debut album, Kady Rain. Today, following on the heels of the already released bangers “Crooked” and “Got Away,” Rain is thrilled to share the “Got Away” video, which was premiered today by Under the Radar.

Ok Cowgirl Share “Her Eyes” Via The Alternative, Read Luna Collective + Indie88 Features, Debut EP ‘Not My First Rodeo’ Out 12/8

Brooklyn-based indie rock outfit Ok Cowgirl share “Her Eyes,” a dreamy queer anthem. “Her Eyes” is the second single off their much anticipated debut EP, Not My First Rodeo due out December 8th.

Track Premiere: Ok Cowgirl – “Her Eyes”