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TARDIGRADE INFERNO Launch Video for “Arrival of a Train”

Charming dark cabaret metal adepts TARDIGRADE INFERNO have released the official music video for “Arrival of a Train,” the title track from the band’s upcoming new EP.


The track’s delicate acoustic guitar melody matches the intimacy of Kiana’s delivery. She openly reflects on her insecurities on the song, which notably arrives on Kiana’s birthday today, before admitting, “I’ve never been jealous, but fuck it, I’m jealous.” Meanwhile, GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum fellow 21st century R&B force of nature Ella Mai pulls up with a quotable cameo of her own as their voices melt into a hypnotic harmony.

Kingdom Collapse Partners with Oxide Records; New Single “Anything” Coming April 21, 2023

Frontman, Jonathan Norris says, “We’re excited to be partnering with our good friends at Oxide Records! I believe the industry has really changed over the last several years and Andrew (Wetzel) at Oxide seems to stay ahead of the curve in his approach to the business.”

“I’m very excited to be teaming up with a dedicated, hard working band like Kingdom Collapse. Talent + tenacity, watch this band do great things,” says Andrew Wetzel, President of Oxide Records.

AGE OF FIRE Find Their Way ‘Through The Tempest’

With the goal of making their own, unique sounding heavy metal, Age Of Fire avoid the established musical patterns and dare to venture further, exploring new ideas and approaches. This has never been more evident than on their latest EP, Through the Tempest. While many bands follow the usual musical routes, Age Of Fire produce a fresh sounding heavy metal, rough, unprocessed, full of grit and fire.

French Metal Alternatif/Post Hardcore band Ways. share new single and music video “Why Do We Fall?”

The band is most influenced by bands like Architects, Alexisonfire, The Ghost Inside, Thrice, Underoath and more. After opening for famous bands like Sidilarsen (FR), Full Throttle Baby (FR), Napoleon (UK), Svalbard (UK), The Prestige (FR), Bukowski (FR), Resolve (FR), many tours in Spain , an incredible tour in Cuba in May 2019 and a participation in one of the biggest metal festivals in Portugal “The Vagos Metal Fest” with Dagoba (FR) or even Jinger (Ukraine), Ways. it’s still moving.

The band recently announced a new lineup with Etienne (Colossus of Destiny) on drums and Anthony (Lies We Sold) on bass. Ways. is actively working on his next CD (expected release 2023).

Toronto Rock Trio Berner Trail Release “Sleep Til The Afternoon”

Life changes without your permission, and the world doesn’t ask for your input when it behaves as it does. Berner Trail’s response? “Sleep Till The Afternoon.”

In the latest single from the Scarborough-born, Toronto-raised rock trio, Berner Trail unleashes about the unending transformations the song, the band, and everything around them are always experiencing.

EXDESTRIER Release New Song “The King & The Void”

Blackened sludge band EXDESTRIER are now streaming “The King & The Void” on all streaming platforms. The song is from their upcoming album Glorious Barbarism which is out on April 8, 2023.

VIDEO: An Old Favorite Gets a Facelift with J.Stalin’s Sequel to “Don’t Front”

NOLAN fka (Nolan the Ninja) Returns With New Music Video “SCOOP”

Detroit native NOLAN fka is back with a new music video for SCOOP. The provocative animated visual is taken from his recently released album “don’t get TOO excited.” Watch the music video for SCOOP:

Camp Bedford Share Debut EP via The Boot

Today, Brooklyn based folk-pop trio Camp Bedford released their debut EP So Often & So Sweet. With Roxanne Quilty on guitar and vocals, Mariela Flor Olivo on lead rhythm guitar and vocals, and Tallen Gabriel helming the cello, the queer and femme-led band’s deep friendship shines through in their music. At once witchy, nostalgic, and magical, the first two singles “Jupiter” and “2 AM” were both recently released to warm reviews. The singles captured Camp Bedford’s sonic essence beautifully, having set the stage for what So Often & So Sweet brings to life.


Michigan Hard Rock favorites TAPROOT have released the first single “VIP (V\CT\M \ PLAY)”, from their upcoming 7th studio album SC\SSRS, produced by guitarist/vocalist Stephen Richards at The Loft in Saline, MI. The album, written and recorded by Richards, will be the band’s first studio release since 2012’s The Episodes (Victory), set to hit stores September 29th via THC MUSIC/Amplified Distribution.

Wulfskol Release Lyric Video For “Demon Of Lust”

The death-punk hybrid WULFSKOL have released a lyric video for “Demon of Lust” The song is from their upcoming split with HEXELLA which is out now via Goat Throne Records.

CONCILIUM (Portuguese Black Metal): “Sky Bvrial” – Release Announcement

Welcome to the Sky Burial (Tibetan: བྱ་གཏོར་), the ancient Himalayan ritual burial dating back to centuries of the Tibetan Buddhism tradition of taking the bodies of the deceased amongst the highest peaks to be dismembered and consumed at sacred burial grounds by vultures and other scavenging animals, and then dissolved by the high altitude elements, or as the tradition states, to be returned to the sky. What may seem a brutal or savage practice to western eyes in reality is a revered and elitarian burial in ancient Himalayan culture, and this concept borrowed by Portuguese black metal nekromancers Concilium for their immense third offering “Sky Bvrial” has laid the foundations for an absolute beast of an album and for one of the most otherworldly and death-scarred extreme metal releases of the year.

Track Premiere: Concilium – “Between The Moon And The Mountain”

ALL HELL: North Carolina Blackened Thrash Trio To Release All Hail The Night EP April 14th; New Track Featuring Nate Garnette Of Skeletonwitch Now Playing + Preorders Available

Recorded and mixed by Chris “Scary” Adams (Black Tusk) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), All Hail The Night contains six tracks: three completely new songs featuring a guest solo and additional vocals by Nate Garnette of American metal legends Skeletonwitch and three re-imagined, re-invigorated songs from the band’s earliest days.

Bre Kennedy Returns with Rich Organic Pop-Anthem “Retrospect” 

With heart-on-her-sleeve lyricism and intimate and infectious delivery, Bre Kennedy’s songs disclose her innermost thoughts, fears, and dreams with a novelist’s attention to detail. Today, the California-bred singer, songwriter, and producer returns with “Retrospect,” a rich, organic pop anthem about letting go of the past. Using her signature style, Kennedy continues to detail sharp storytelling with an energetic and vibrant pop scope, transmitting raw emotions with a sense of universality. On “Retrospect,” Kennedy shares, “I spent too much wondering what could’ve been, would’ve been, should have been, and I want to show up to life where I’m at right now. So much has changed in the world and in my life, I’ve grown a lot and I can see some of it in retrospect now. I can’t wait to share all of the songs that came from this realization.

German Based Twin Brother Duo, Amistat Share Cinematic lush EP, colour in life

Today, the German born twin brother duo, Amistat share their cinematically intimate new EP, colour in life, via Nettwerk. As twin brothers, Josef and Jan Prasil, share an unspoken and unexplainable bond best sung aloud. The power of this bond courses through their familial harmonies and eloquent songcraft accented by individual idiosyncrasies. Songs unfold like stories with two narrators, allowing both voices space to ring out. The duo’s vibrancy shines effortlessly on colour in life.

Sid Seth Shares “Hopeless War” Single + Video

NYC-based singer-songwriter Sid Seth shares a brand new single entitled “Hopeless War.”

New Age musician Julian Loida evokes the memory of “Giverny,” the home of Claude Monet

“Giverny” is the opening song on Loida’s upcoming sophomore LP. It is the small town outside of Paris where Claude Monet lived, worked, and changed the world through his paintings. The light in this town is soft and warm, where “golden hour” is all day, serene.

Loida visited the town twice in his travels. When this music came to him, the sound and feeling of this piece reminded him of Giverny – the light, the feeling of walking through this artist’s gardens and grounds. As memories are, many times they come to us before we even remember.