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The Raven Age release new single & announce headline tour

Heavy and raging, ‘Serpents Tongue’ is a fiery melodic metal anthem. The epic, self-produced video finds the band performing the song in a ghoulish manor house to soundtrack a demonic dinner party hosted by the Raven King.

Kanaan Releases Bold New Track “Solaris Pt. 2”

Norway’s Kanaan creates far-out, wondrous heavy music that synthesizes the singular stanchions of the Japanese psychedelic rock, German krautrock, and California desert rock movements into swathes of sound that straddle the line between the improvisational and the intentional. The award-winning trio will release its new LP, ‘Downpour’, on May 5 via Jansen Records.

Peter Lewis shares “Path Of Least Resistance”

Peter Lewis played a crucial part in the creation of that rare beast, the perfect rock & roll album: Moby Grape, a legendary union of guitars, voices and brotherhood made in a now-distant American age, the psychedelic San Francisco of 1967. While the band stands alongside Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead in the eyes of knowledgeable fans and critics, the band never reached the same level of name-recognition due to an early dissolution and corrosive management. “Path of Least Resistance” is inspired by these management troubles that began in the 60’s and still hamper the band’s ownership over their success to this day.


FLOOD Premiere “Sid Simons Shares a Video for His Recent Ode to a Malfunctioning GPS”

Following the release of his debut LP as GIRL SKIN, Sid Simons revealed his sophomore collection of songs would be put out under his own name last month when his forthcoming LP Beneath the Brightest Smiles was announced. Along with the news came the record’s bouncy first single, “Wendy,” which takes a much more metropolitan turn from Simons’ previous record. Additionally recalling the tight jams The Strokes were turning out in their early years (thanks in part to Is This It and Room on Fire producer Gordon Raphael working on Beneath the Brightest Smiles) with a considerably more upbeat energy, the single presents itself as a plea to a distracted lover. Well, not quite.

DIMINISHING: Demoralizing Project From Members Of Gridfailure And Yatsu To Release Debut Album, The Unnamable, Through Anti-Corporate Music; “The Rats I’ve Fed” Streaming + Preorders Posted

Newly created New York/Texas-based heavy experimental outfit DIMINISHING is poised to release their debut offering, The Unnamable, through Anti-Corporate Music, today issuing its cover art, track listing, preorders, and lead single, “The Rats I’ve Fed.”


Adekunle Gold shares the music video for his latest single “Party No Dey Stop” featuring Zinoleesky. The recently released new song is a club hit about the resilience and rise of Adekunle and Zinoleesky in the music industry. The electric and fast-paced song matches the energy of the culturally rich and buzzing Agege neighborhood in Lagos where AG and Zinoleesky grew up. Fittingly, the vibrant and colorful DK-directed music video for the song showcases the two artists stylishly celebrating their rise from humble beginnings.

Public Image Ltd. Announce New Album ‘End of the World’ To Be Released On August 11th; New Song “Penge,” Out Today

Earlier this year, PiL released “Hawaii,” the most personal piece of songwriting and accompanying artwork that John Lydon has ever shared. The song is a love letter to John’s wife Nora, who sadly passed away from Alzheimer’s on Wednesday 5th April. A pensive, personal yet universal love song that has resonated with many since its release in January, the song sees John reflecting on their lifetime well spent and in particular one of their happiest moments together in Hawaii. John said, “Nora loved the album, she wouldn’t have wanted us to postpone it or change any of our plans.” Previously he has said of “Hawaii,” “It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most.”

Frankie Cosmos and Juan Wauters team up for ““Modus Operandi”

Today, beloved Uruguay-born songwriter Juan Wauters, shares his second single “Modus Operandi (ft. Frankie Cosmos)” off forthcoming album, Wandering Rebel, out June 2 via Captured Tracks. The release is accompanied by a video directed by Fatos Marishta, which features Frankie Cosmos and Juan roaming NYC aimlessly, trying to communicate on their flip phones. The album features many other familiar female collaborators like Y La Bamba and Zoe Gotusso, who sings on his first single “Milanesa al Pan.”

NEW single from SCARLET AURA (“Rock în Sange și Voință” out from homonymous upcoming album)

Scarlet Aura has been on the forefront of the heavy metal scene, consistently delivering high-energy performances, and pushing the boundaries of the genre with their unique sound, power and performance. Their upcoming single “Rock în Sange și Voință” is no exception. With its powerful lyrics, driving beats, and soaring vocals, the track promises to be a headbanging anthem that will resonate with metalheads around the world.

The Holy Gasp’s New Album ‘…And the Lord Hath Taken Away’ Is Out Now

Benjamin Hackman’s ensemble “The Holy Gasp” is back again, creating another theatrical, thought-provoking, and genre-disrupting musical album as they release their 3rd album – “…And the Lord Hath Taken Away,” available now. It marks their first album since 2018, when they released “The Love Songs of Oedipus Rex,” a 27-person concept LP about a troubled marriage further burdened by the death of the husband’s father.


New Today Avant-Garde artist Lyfe Indoors shares dreamscape single “Binary Crime”

“‘Binary Crime’ is a tune I wrote when feeling a bit lost in technology. Post-covid, it’s a lot easier to be numb to everything online. That’s difficult and I wanted to make a song that exemplified that. The lyrics are up for interpretation but at the end of it, everything is just 1’s and 0’s”- Lyfe Indoors

JON OF MARS Has A Close Encounter Of The Green Kind In “Mr. Blue” Off “Songs from Nowhere” (Holcomb Records) Out April 2023

With a penchant for storytelling and odd time signatures, the boys behind Jon Of Mars bring their concept to life, telling tales of Earth through the eyes of an alien. They have been working hard over the pandemic on their debut album “Songs from Nowhere” and now, with gusto, are excited to be bringing it to the ears of all the earthlings. The third single “Mr. Blue” is now being presented in the form of a lyric video and recounts the alien’s adventure with marijuana.

AATR PREMIER – JON OF MARS – “Mr. Blue” Official Video

Seattle’s gloryBots to Release “Radiation Skies” in Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology developed by Dolby Laboratories. It expands on existing surround sound systems by adding height channels, allowing sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects with neither horizontal nor vertical limitation. Following the release of Atmos for the cinema market, a variety of consumer technologies have been released under the Atmos brand, using in-ceiling and up-firing speakers.

AISLES Shares Long-Awaited Fifth Album “Beyond Drama”

“Beyond Drama is such a brutal turning point,” said Germán Vergara, lead guitarist. “We went through this huge restructuring and the loss of some historical members. I would define it as a record of crisis, but also of inspiring moments. Crisis for the whole social and personal context – not that we had been in crisis during the process – but that we were interpreting a crisis of polarization, of a pandemic, of a certain desolation due to the confinement. And of course, we had to move on from the departure of my brother from the band.”


The song was released last month (Mar 2023) via Chicago Creed Music Group and is a sonic reflection of what happens when red flags are ignored in a relationship. The end result is disappointment, or worse – being stuck with no way out.


To say Bailey Zimmerman has incredible momentum would be an understatement. Hailed by Forbes as “one of the most exciting new names in the music industry,” his current Platinum-selling single, “Rock And A Hard Place,” is now officially No. 1 on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart. In doing so, the runaway smash also managed to shatter yet another record by earning the title of most-played record across the country in one single week since the Mediabase chart’s inception. In addition, the track is celebrating its third consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, racing to the top even faster than its Multi-Platinum predecessor, “Fall In Love.” According to Billboard, Zimmerman’s three-month, three-week span between these first two chart-toppers is “the quickest for any act’s first two in nearly a quarter-century.”

BRING THE HOAX Release New Single “Lighthouse”

Swedish alternative rock outfit BRING THE HOAX have just released “Lighthouse”; the second single from their debut studio album “Single Coil Candy”. A warm and fuzz-driven track, “Lighthouse” offers huge, melancholic, yet beautiful soundscapes shaped by melodic guitars, emotional lyrics, and bittersweet melodies. With influences from the bands such as SONIC YOUTH, DINOSAUR JR, BUILT TO SPILL and SMASHING PUMPKINS, the Stockholm based four-piece blends the best of the ’90s with their own fresh sound.

Bailey James Dials In With New Powerhouse Release “Change Your Number”

Country-pop powerhouse Bailey James brings us her upcoming single “Change Your Number,” produced by Matt Wallace (Jelly Roll) and written by James. This song is a classic break-up song that hits every dynamic of a hit song. The song’s high energy helps convey the message of independence and moving on with Bailey James’ typical no-nonsense delivery. The video is nothing short of that, featuring Bailey under a neon light sign reading “100% that Bitch!,” encapsulating the entire “better off without him” vibe of the single.

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OUTSIDE AKA Matt Cooper Releases New Album “Almost Out”

Matt Cooper, recording as Outside, releases 6th studio album ‘Almost Out’ today on Dorado Records. It is a stunning collection of cinematic, jazz electronica, with the sensual, Lo-Fi beats of focus track ‘Utopia’ featuring Samantha James.

The album follows the recent single ‘Then It Hits You’ with Marie Dahlstrom on vocals, which saw Cooper on top form with lush, melodic keys, rolling, dubstep-esque beats and keys, plus Dahlstrom’s emotive, soulful vocals.

Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions Deliver New Blues Rock Single “Day I Was Born”

This blues rock song is the band’s flagship blues tune and some of Gary Dranow’s best work yet. Unlike most of their songs, “Day I was Born” is a tongue in cheek blues tour de force reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaugn, Van Morrison, and Eric Clapton.