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NIXIL: Maryland Black Metal Act Shares New Video/Single, “In Thrall;” From The Wound Spilled Forth Fire Full-Length To See Release Via Prosthetic Records This August

Baltimore, Maryland’s NIXIL today shares their new single, “In Thrall.” The second track to be taken from the US black metal group’s forthcoming sophomore album, From The Wound Spilled Forth Fire, comes paired with a hypnotic music video self-produced by the band. On “In Thrall,” NIXIL furthers the album’s themes of liberation through abyssal exploration.

Jakobs Castle (Jakob Nowell) Signs To Epitaph Records, Shares Breezy Single “Time Traveler”

Today, Jakobs Castle, passion project of magnetic artist Jakob Nowell (son of late Sublime vocalist Bradley Nowell), is proud to announce their signing to the legendary Epitaph Records. Born into music royalty, there is no denying that Jakob is influenced by his father’s legacy, but Jakobs Castle is anything but a nostalgic rehash. Staying cutting-edge while retaining the keen sense of melody that endeared his father’s music to millions of people all over the world, Nowell’s mission for the band is to “mix California’s past with the fresh mystery of internet underground culture.”


Fall Out Boy is currently on their highly anticipated So Much For (Tour) Dust global headline tour, in support of their eighth studio album So Much (For) Stardust, which debuted as the No. 1 Rock Album upon its March 24 release. The tour launched with an epic, sold out hometown show at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL and continues tonight in Dallas along with stops in Phoenix, San Diego, and two stadium shows in Los Angeles at BMO Stadium on July 2 (sold out) and July 3.

VOIDHAVEN: German death-doom metallers premiere “The Everblazing Picture” video, new album “Lithic” out now

In 2016 a five-person expedition from Hamburg, who had set out towards the unknown, established a base on newfound ground. The crew – consisting of seasoned veterans also hired on vessels like Ophis, Fvneral Fvkk or Remembrance – claimed the place as their own, named it VOIDHAVEN and used it as origin for the distribution of their artistic cargo.

The Clientele share beautiful new single “Claire’s Not Real” | First LP since 2017, “I Am Not There Anymore” out July 28th on Merge

Today, cherished London trio The Clientele releases “Claire’s Not Real,” the new single from their forthcoming album, “I Am Not There Anymore”, out July 28th on Merge.

This time around, The Clientele – vocalist/lyricist/guitarist Alasdair MacLean, bassist James Hornsey and drummer Mark Keen – incorporated elements of post-bop jazz, contemporary classical and electronic music to their work.

THURNIN announce new album and release video single

THURNIN are now revealing the contemplative video clip ‘Særa’ as the first single taken from the Dutch dream folk shooting star Jurre Timmer’s forthcoming new album “Útiseta”, which is slated for release on September 22, 2023.

Alternative indie rock band Neptune’s Core announce EP + share anthemic track + self-directed video “Inside”

Called Upon, Neptune’s Core’s triumphant forthcoming EP is a powerful representation of who the band is today, both as people and as musicians. The project is their first release in almost two years, and the four-piece is proud to present a collection that is true to who they are today–one that captures their growth, pain, joy and everything in between as they continually discover themselves. Jackie Cywinski (guitar/vocals) says, “‘Called Upon’ is a beautifully diverse EP that truly shows how we work together in order to make music that is alive. The parts all four of us play separately naturally intertwine into unique, dynamic songs that we are extremely proud of.”

RAVEN Releases Video For “All Hell’s Breaking Loose”

New Wave of British Heavy Metal stalwarts RAVEN unleash the ear-splitting title track ‘All Hell’s Breaking Loose’, taken from the upcoming album, out this Friday, June 30th via Silver Lining Music.

The video features co-founding bassist and vocalist John Gallagher restrained in a straitjacket with his mouth gaffer-taped shut, followed by scenes of explosions and destruction. Musically, ‘All Hell’s Breaking Loose’ twists and turns with accents and flavours buried inside the chaos, perfectly capturing the sheer desperation felt by us all especially whilst in lockdown, during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Sweeping Promises’ “Good Living Is Coming for You” Video is out now!

On Friday, June 30th, Sweeping Promises will release their astonishing new album, Good Living Is Coming For You, on Feel It Records in North America and Sub Pop for the rest of the world.

Following the previous single releases of “Eraser” and “You Shatter” comes the arresting new video for the album’s title track, “Good Living Is Coming for You.”

Liam Corcoran Shares New Single, “If You Must Know”

Today, Liam Corcoran shares the second single from his upcoming album Hints and Traces. The lyric video for “If You Must Know” was created by director Chris Robison and evokes nostalgia through decaying 16mm footage of forgotten fairs and amusement parks.

GANGS OF KIN share funk-laden anthem ‘Cool, Calm & Collected’

Led by an infectious bass-line and unmistakable vocals, Cool, Calm & Collected arrives as a stand out offering from the great, rising GANGS OF KIN.

Born as a reminder to keep your internal focus, Cool Calm & Collected is a catchy must listen for anyone navigating today’s over stimulating world. Sharing more Joël explained:

We should all march to the beat of our own drum as we all take our time to figure out what we’re doing here. Some keep changing direction. People are quick to judge on one’s ‘success’ and as we grow up we discover that the mistakes we’ve made are just as valuable as the steps we’ve made forward. Within all the chaos, aimlessness and anxiety this is a song to cancel out the noise of outer pressure. The time of splendor comes after the drought.

This is a chant to stay cool, calm and collected.”

Empty Country (Cymbals Eat Guitars) Shares “Pearl” Single + Video via Stereogum | More New Music Coming Soon via Get Better Records

Today, Empty Country — the project of musician Joseph D’Agostino (Cymbals Eat Guitars) — returns with “Pearl,” their first new release since the arrival of their 2020 debut self-titled LP. The new track also comes alongside an accompanying music video, edited and shot by Zoë Browne, and an additional audio story from Joe D’Agostino entitled “Basilisk, or: Pearl Practices Guitar and Hallucinates the Future”

Empty Country – “Pearl”

HILOTRONS releases a 19 minute orchestral surf epic, “Lonely Cinema (Omission of Sin)”

“Lonely Cinema (Omission of Sin)” features crooner, musician, songwriter, producer and actor Geoffrey Pye (Yellow Jacket Avenger), who also wrote the lyrics and vocals in the song cycle, as well as musicians Mike Feuerstack (Bell Orchestre) on pedal steel and Olivier Fairfield (FET.NAT, Last Ex) on drums.

Eric Nam Shares New Single “House on a Hill”

Korean-American entertainer, singer-songwriter, and actor Eric Nam has released his highly anticipated single, “House on a Hill,” available to stream and purchase here via The Orchard. The new single was produced by longtime collaborator Rabitt. Eric also wrote the song with Rabitt, Madison Simmen and Riley Biederer.

Guitarist Eric Johanson Releases New Single, Video & More Samantha Fish Tour Dates

Acclaimed Blues-rock guitarist Eric Johanson is pleased to announce the release of his new single and video for “The Deep and the Dirty”, the title track off of his forthcoming album, available via Ruf Records, on July 28th.

Rising artist Galaxy Francis returns with new EP iNNERGALACTiC: SiDE B August 2 + Lead single “CTRL U” featuring Daylight Tone and Tri Nohbi out now

Rising Chicago-based artist Galaxy Francis is set to unveil his new EP, iNNERGALACTiC: SiDE B, on August 2. The new music follows the release of iNNERGALACTiC: SiDE A, which was an exploration in self-discovery and confidence, whereas SiDE B discusses interpersonal endeavors in romantic relationships.


TOBi on his single “All Night Long”: “I’ve wanted to work with Topaz since I found his album Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Mama. We wanted to make a record that was real celebratory because that’s the energy I wanted to put out in the moment. My producer Alex Goose pulled out a sample from Bleek that had a real triumphant feel to it. It felt like Roc-A-Fella in the early 2000s. A song that will bring life to any room it’s played in. That’s the goal and intention with ‘All Night Long.’ To speak power in our lyrics and the beat.”

DEAD HEAT: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Eyes Of The Real” Video From California Hardcore/Thrash Outfit; Endless Torment EP To Drop On July 28th Via Tankcrimes/Triple B Records

California crossover hardcore/thrash practitioners DEAD HEAT today unveil their new video for “Eyes Of The Real.” Now playing at Decibel Magazine, the track comes off the band’s Endless Torment EP, set for release on July 28th via a joint partnership with Tankcrimes and Triple B Records.

Video Premiere: Dead Heat – ‘Eyes of the Real’

Poolside New Single “Back To Life” with Long Time Collaborator Panama Out Today (June 28); Announces New Live Dates

Following the announcement of signing with Ninja Tune/Counter Records and release of “Each Night” featuring Mazy, Poolside returns today (June 28) with a new single “Back To Life” with long time collaborator Panama and announcement of new live dates topping his largest career tour to date.


The single features slow, seductive production with melodic vocals and is accompanied by a mind-bending music video featuring the group’s signature front-creature, Case Y, who can be seen throughout all their visuals, as he dances in an abandoned strip club.

Oscar Lang Releases “On God” Single and Video

“My mum committed suicide when I was seven years old and for years, I really didn’t think about it too much. I think as a seven-year-old, you don’t process much really,” Oscar shares. “But things like that, you don’t realize the severity of it and what it means to you. I didn’t for ages and just got on with my life. When I went through this break-up, as much as my dad was there to help me, comfort and be there for me, all I really wanted was a hug from my mum. I really felt I missed this motherly presence in my life. In the last year, it really has dawned on me how I really miss this side of my life that I wish I could have had, having a mum around.”

Kansas City’s Gemini Parks shares “Hypocrisy” (featuring Penny Pitchlynn of Broncho, and Labrys, and Deandra Frost)

Kansas City’s Gemini Parks is the genre-blending new project by Josh Berwanger, who many will recognize from his considerable work with The Anniversary, The Only Children, etc. His latest creation, as evidenced here, is an altogether different musical journey for the musician, who has never pledged allegiance to a singular vision or sound, or been afraid of exploring new colors and sounds.

Track Premiere: Gemini Parks – ‘Hypocrisy’