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World renowned New York City-based MAC GOLLEHON presents a new video for “The End Is The Beginning,” the title track to his filmic new solo EP, nearing February release through Nefarious Industries. Exclusively premiered through BrooklynVegan, the video features a guest appearance from Vincent Pastore, known for portraying the character Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero in the acclaimed series The Sopranos, as well as his roles in the 1996 film Gotti, 2014 Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway, and more.
Michael Ray Earns Fourth No. 1 Single with “Whiskey And Rain”
At age 8, Michael Ray’s grandfather taught him his first guitar chords. Listening nonstop to Merle Haggard and George Jones as a kid, he fell in love with intricate stories sung by legends. Determined to make his own distinct contributions to the genre, Ray made a mission of sharing his deep appreciation for traditional Country music while pushing the format forward, leading to his fourth No. 1 single “Whiskey And Rain.”
KHAMARI SHARES VIDEO FOR “DOCTOR, MY EYES”
“Doctor, My Eyes” received praise from Billboard, Ones To Watch, Early Rising, Sparky WTF and more. Lyrical Lemonade called Khamari “one of the most promising acts to come out of the pandemic” and This Song Is Sick compared his vocals to Frank Ocean and Leon Bridges, adding “everything about this song is flawless… his harmonies on the bridge are straight-up otherworldly.”
Gunna Drops “livin wild” Music Video
NEW VIDEO ALERT! SPIRITS OF FIRE – “INTO THE MIRROR”
Ready for another stormin’ track from Spirits Of Fire? Please enjoy the second single & video, ‘Into The Mirror’ from their upcoming album, “Embrace The Unknown!
FORTUNE CHILD Releases New Single, “Far”!
Jacksonville, FL based Rock band FORTUNE CHILD has released their debut single, “Far.” Featuring heavy, classic rock guitar riffs, funk basslines, and soaring vocals, “Far” is the first single off of the band’s upcoming, Kevin Elson (JOURNEY, MR. BIG) produced, debut LP, Close to the Sun, due out in early March .
SLOWBLEED is a band formed with a goal of achieving unrelenting extremity, bridging brutality and technicality within their blend of hardcore aggression and death metal precision. Born, bred, and raised on the bands of the Nardcore scene they grew up in, the Santa Paula-based band was started in 2017. Following the release of the Never Been Worse EP in July 2019, in 2020 SLOWBLEED released the “Hung At Dawn” single, a promo EP, and their song “Trust” was included on Indecision Records’ Nardcore For Life compilation alongside Ill Repute, Stalag 13, False Confession, Dead Heat, In Control, Downpresser, and more.
Louisiana-based punkish alt-rock outfit JESTR have released the latest single, “By Design” from their upcoming album The Dead & Riches. Slowing things down a bit, this track features soulful vocals and a hypnotic rhythm. Heavily inspired by the boppy alternative punk of the early 2000s, as well as the spookiness that permeates their home state of Louisiana, the track is equal parts light hearted and dark.
About the new tune, Jestr tell us, “Hey there folks, we are just tickled pink to present to you guys our newest little jingle and our first song of 2022, By Design. This song is very near and dear to our hearts as it was one of the very first songs written for Jestr and we hope it brings a smile to your face and your ears.”
Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’ scored by Taisei Iwasaki, Ludvig Forssell and Yuta Bandoh; English-language OST out 1/14 on Milan Records, Medley out now
Milan Records announces the January 14th release of BELLE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK – ENGLISH EDITION), an English language version of the Original Soundtrack to Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda’s latest feature.
Van Go Go – KILLER New Single “Watch It Burn”
After hitting over 1 million streams on Spotify and being played on radio stations all over the world, Van Go Go is back with a KILLER new track, “Watch It Burn” dropping January 21, 2022 from their forthcoming sophomore album. The Michigan rock band can not be stopped heading up the charts with their infectious songs and catchy lyrics.
Van Go Go is Nathan Mackinder (vocals), Jason Schaller (guitar), Paxton Olney (bass) and Jonah Brockman (drums).
MARIANGELA DEMURTAS Releases Video For “City”
MARIANGELA DEMURTAS, vocalist of acclaimed metal bands Tristania and Ardours, has released a new video for her single “City” . The song is from her upcoming EP Dark Ability which will be released on February 11 2022.
Mari comments: “City” is a place where our dreams grow. Either we love it, or we hate it, and it is always coming with an expectation that sometimes can burn you out…
DUST PROPHET Release New Single
Stoner/Doom band DUST PROPHET have released their new single “Hourglass”. The track initially premiered at Decibel Magazine and is now released on all streaming platforms. The song is from their upcoming album One Last Look Upon The Sky which will be released in the spring of 2022.