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PRIDELANDS RELEASES FEROCIOUS NEW SINGLE “ANTIPATHY”
One of the best Australian metalcore bands to come along in years, PRIDELANDS, will release their long-awaited debut full-length album, “Light Bends,” this Friday, January 14th with SharpTone Records. As anticipation continues to spread worldwide, the band has just dropped the record’s most vicious track, “Antipathy.”
Rob Burger marries method & mood on “Night Feet” out today; New LP ‘Marching With Feathers’ out 2/11 on Western Vinyl
Ahead of the release of his new album Marching With Feathers, today Rob Burger has shared ethereal new single “Night Feet”. Following on from November’s release of the more beat-driven “Hotel For Saints”, “Night Feet” embraces moments of quiet, existing in the hazy void between sleep and consciousness. On his new single, Rob says:
“When I hear the sounds of night feet in my home, I know someone is coming to interrupt my dreamworld and bring me back to reality. The piece ‘Night Feet’ bridges the gap I experience between my imagined world and the one I inhabit day to day – it’s spacious and spontaneous; urgent and playful.
Today, Uma Bloo — the project of Chicago musician Molly Madden — shares “Marguerite’s Novels,” the second single off their forthcoming album, Don’t Drive Into the Smoke, due March 23, 2022 via Earth Libraries.
VOIDCEREMONY Releases At The Periphery Of Human Realms EP Via 20 Buck Spin As Second LP Continues To Develop
VOIDCEREMONY presents At The Periphery Of Human Realms. Based out of California but uniting members from multiple continents, the band is formed by guitarist/vocalist Garrett Johnson, guitarist Phil Tougas (Atramentus, Chthe’ilist, First Fragment), bassist Damon Good (Mournful Congregation, Stargazer), and drummer Charlie Koryn (Ascended Dead, Incantation).
Chris Miles kicks off the new year with his latest single, “YmIsoSaD¿?¿**” out now via Boom.Records. The single serves as his first offering this year and is a follow-up to the late 2021 Lil Xan assisted track “Miss Me”, which continues to garner more streams across all DSPs.
“YmIsoSaD¿?¿**” results in a new sonic return for the artist and finds him wallowing in emotion, all while trying to rationalize his infidelity. The track’s melodrama, a slight reflection of his notorious romantic past, is brought to life in full force through the eclectic windup found within the song’s bold and energetic production.
Stream “YmIsoSaD¿?¿**” below and stay tuned for more news to follow as Chris Miles plans to unleash new music this year.
Midlake share new song and video starring actor Michael Peña; new album out March 18
Midlake is proud to announce their mesmerizing new single, “Bethel Woods,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. An official music video – directed by filmmaker Brantley Gutierrez (Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Diplo) and starring acclaimed actor Michael Peña (The Shield, Narcos, Ant-Man and the Wasp) – premieres today via YouTube. “Bethel Woods” precedes the eagerly awaited arrival of Midlake’s upcoming fifth studio album, For The Sake Of Bethel Woods, due via ATO Records in the US and Bella Union in the UK on Friday, March 18; pre-orders are available now.
YOVA – Release Wintry New Single: “Haunted” | Debut Album: ‘Nine Lives’ Released Worldwide 25th March 2022
Reaching for a spiritual connection with their younger selves, “Haunted” imagines what words of reassurance and guidance about the ways of life YOVA would pass-on in light of what they know now.
“Listening to the voice within takes us on the right path in life” muses Jova Radevska. “The chorus lyrics tell of that life force, powerful voice as guidance to be followed: ‘There is something inside, wild & free it reaches out'”.
In the days of olde, after classic heavy metal was supplanted by extreme music and before the current reignition of interest that the genre has enjoyed, Northern Virginia’s TWISTED TOWER DIRE tirelessly defended true heavy metal in all forms as they sought to breathe new light into a then largely dead genre. By the time their now-legendary third album Crest Of The Martyrs was written they were on top of the world, having played Wacken for the first time a couple years earlier and having released two full-lengths on The Miskatonic Foundation, run by Rich Walker of Solstice fame, as well as a wide array of EPs, splits, compilation tracks, and more.
Molly Moore Releases New Single and Visualizer “Shy”
“This song was written in a stream of consciousness,” shares Molly. “It was one of those times when I listened to the words I was naturally saying while writing the melodies and they fit exactly how I was feeling without really having to change too much. I was starting to feel a spark and wanted to know if the other person felt it too. It felt like they were holding back what they were feeling, and I wanted to know if I was just in it alone or if what I was feeling was real. In general, I think people should be encouraged to communicate more freely and honestly, and so often we hide our truth in an attempt to make someone else’s experience better, but we end up making the entire situation more complicated.”
“J.Cole is one of the greats in Hip Hop because of quality lyrics, quality music and being a quality human,” said Apple Music’s Ebro Darden. “To set aside time to work with our team at Apple Music to deliver a new spatial listening experience for the fans shows how much he cares about continuing to push for better quality. Thanks Cole!”
Panic Boom Releases Official Music Video for First Single, “Revolution”
25 years in the making, Panic Boom releases “Revolution”. “Revolution” is the first single off of Panic Boom’s self-released full-length debut album. Panic Boom is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2022.
BLACKTOP MOJO Release Official Lyric Video for “Strike Me”!
BLACKTOP MOJO has released the official music video for their newest single, “Strike Me.”
“‘Strike Me’ was recorded in our sessions for our self-titled album (released in 2021) at Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN and we had the privilege to add the background singing of the world famous McCrary Sisters on the track, who were an honor to work with. It was our first time bringing in outside background singing.” – MATT JAMES
B Leafs, Supastition, Wordsworth – Lessons Learned [Audio]
At any given moment on any given day you could end up in a grave… If you want to stay looking younger, living happier and for everything to flow easier stop worrying about others, follow your own path. B Leafs collaborates with Supastition, Wordsworth on number 5 “Lessons Learned” to give 2 perspectives on self-discipline and perseverance. B Leafs “The Synopsis” album will be available January 19th.
Swedish rock’n’doom purveyors HAZEMAZE share a third track taken from their new album “Blinded By The Wicked”, to be released on January 28th on Heavy Psych Sounds. Watch new video “Ethereal Disillusion” exclusively on Invisible Oranges!
“Hazemaze are top-tier purveyors of some of the trippiest, foggiest psychedelic doom out there.” — Invisible Oranges