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REPENTANCE – Unleash Lyric Video for Second Single “Buried By Fear”

Chicago, Illinois based metal outfit REPENTANCE has delivered another intense taste of their highly-anticipated sophomore full-length record, entitled The Process Of Human Demise, which will be out on September 1 via powerhouse label Noble Demon. Following the release of the first single “Withered & Decayed” (feat. Milo Silvestro of FEAR FACTORY), REPENTANCE follows up today with a lyric video for the album’s opening track “Buried By Fear”.

The Sleeping give post-hardcore a dance-punk vibe on new single “Tainted”

The Sleeping have released their new single and video “Tainted” out now. The song marks the third single from the band’s upcoming fifth album I Feel Like I’m Becoming a Ghost, set for self-release on August 18th. Taking their post-hardcore and alternative roots and blending it with a post-punk influence, the band have created a dynamic and emotive ten tracks. On “Tainted” this shines through, as a dance-ready beat blends with moments of heavier guitars, pulsating drums, and reverberated vocals. The Adam Thomson (The Mars Volta, RX Bandits, At The Drive-In) directed video for the track is a swirl of colors and distortion as the band gives a passionate and dynamic performance.

MaddBayy Releases Romantic New Single “Tu Hi Meri Jaan”

Multifaceted duo MaddBayy has released their latest track, “Tu Hi Meri Jaan (Need You Here)” a mesmerizing composition that encapsulates the essence of true love. The duo’s signature fusion of Eastern and Western sounds creates an entrancing experience that resonates with listeners worldwide. “Tu Hi Meri Jaan (Need You Here)” is available to stream on digital platforms.


Seoul artist Closet Yi today reveals details of Wire Broke, a new four-track EP for Scuba’s Hot Flush label, with introspective first single, “Moeh” out now.

“Moeh” is intertwined with the raw emotion under the basslines together with the evolving sounds surrounding every beat. The spiritual movement of this EP evokes this track as a precursor to gently enter into the soundscapes of Closet Yi’s highland, showcasing her raw talent and expansive influences.


Acclaimed Grammy-nominated songwriter Ivory Scott is stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist, and he is ready to captivate the world with his incredible talent. Scott is thrilled to announce the release of his highly anticipated debut single, “Just Like Me,” featuring renowned R&B singer Eric Bellinger. This enticing collaboration will give fans a taste of what’s to come on Scott’s forthcoming full-length album, titled Ebony, slated for release later this year.

Oscar Lang Releases Sophomore Album “Look Now”

“The emotions in each of the songs are about being an adult, emotions you don’t feel or care about as a kid. The main theme of the album was dealing with loneliness, all of the emotions I felt going through this break-up. It was the toughest year of my life, the lowest I’ve ever felt,” Oscar candidly shares. “Music for me is like therapy. When I’m low, I can make music and it’ll take me out of it for a few hours. It’s the only thing I can do in this world where I can sit down, blink, and it will take me out of it for a few hours. It’s why a lot of this album is emotional for me.”


Baby Queen shares her new single “We Can Be Anything” out today via Island Records. “We Can Be Anything” is the follow-up to recent single “Dream Girl,” which ushered in a new era for Baby Queen and was her biggest streaming launch to date. Both tracks offer a taste of her eagerly awaited forthcoming debut album – details of which are still to be revealed.

BLACKLIST UNION Release New Single “Dirty Halo” + Official Music Video

Blacklist Union released their new single “Dirty Halo” from their upcoming release Letters from the Psych Ward today, July 21, 2023. The album is slated for a September, 2023 release. The album will be available on all digital platforms, in addition to CDs and Vinyl.

THE ZENITH PASSAGE: Datalysium LP From Los Angeles Progressive Death Metal Group Out Today On Metal Blade Records; Video For Title Track Released

Datalysium, the second full-length studio album from Los Angeles progressive death metal outfit THE ZENITH PASSAGE, is out today on Metal Blade Records! In celebration of its release, a video for the monstrous title track has been unveiled.


Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum R&B singer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and icon Mario returns with a sizzling summer-ready new single entitled “Main One” [feat. Tyga & Lil Wayne]. Mario also just broke the news of his new deal with Epic Records in conjunction with his own New Citizen label. This stands out as the first official release under the newly minted partnership.


Every boss moves to his own beat. Los Angeles-born rapper ASM Bopster practically slides through tense and tight street anthems with confidence, charisma, and charm. Never content to follow, he consistently surprises every time he picks up a microphone. In one breath, he’ll get real about hood life.

ATRIUM Release New Single “Warrior in the Garden” + Official Music Video via Curtain Call Records

ETHEREAL TOMB Announce Doom Album When The Rivers Dry

ETHEREAL TOMB’s new album, When The Rivers Dry, delivers a dark offering of Doom infused with death and hardcore. The powerful and emotive record explores indigenous existence/resistance, reclamation, ecocide, love, grief and suffering. When The Rivers Dry will be released on September 8th, 2023 via Black Throne Productions.

The Julies share new single, video for “My Heaven Is a Dance Floor”

On the heels of their first release in more than 20 years – the single “Symmetry” – comes another dose of evidence that The Julies are keen on making up for lost time. Exhibit B, as it were, is the dreamy new single, “My Heaven Is a Dance Floor.”

Indie Pop Siren Sydney Palmieri Brings A Tearjerker Of A Breakup Song “I Wish You The Worst”

Indie Pop Siren Sydney Palmieri is back with a tearjerker pop song. “I WISH YOU THE WORST” tragically takes the listener back to every tortured love affair breakup and from the very first note of the song to the lyrics, the pain and the rawness comes alive. “I WISH YOU THE WORST ‘ is an emotionally charged song I wrote after a complicated breakup. I feel many people will be able to relate to this song and the feelings behind the lyrics.

Mark Menzies, Nika D, Noppo – Next To You

‘Next To You’ is the brand new single from Mark Menzies, Nika D and Noppo forthcoming on Bad Medic Records, the imprint set up by Virus Syndicate founder Nika D, one of the most renowned faces in the crossover market of bass music and UK rap. And it sees a move away from the typically explosive anthems which Bad Medic Records offers. A lush rolling liquid drum & bass track, its soulful vocal overtures tell the story of love, loss and missing the good elements of relationships alongside grief; the record was written following the death of Nika D’s father. Noppo provides the musical backdrop meanwhile Nika D and fellow Manchester native Mark Menzies bring their talents to deliver a track which adds to the diversity in the Bad Medic Records back catalogue.

Sexyy Red is Out Here In Miami with “Hellcats SRTs” Video



Today, Republic Records announces the release of NETFLIX’s They Cloned Tyrone Original Motion Picture Soundtrack today. The album boasts new music from Big K.R.I.T. and Ski Mask The Slump God as well as classics from the likes of Erykah Badu, Diana Ross, and more. It accompanies the anxiously awaited They Cloned Tyrone, which is out now.

Eric Nam Recruits Em Beihold for New “House on a Hill” Version

Let Charlie Mars Give You A Taste Of Mississippi Hill Country Life At His “Country Home”

Oxford, MS – “My brother found some land with a view and a weird house on it where my dog Kudzu could run around freely,” remembers Mississippi-born-and-raised songwriter—and man in desperate need of extra room for his soon-to-be 130-pound Cane Corso Mastiff—Charlie Mars. “I bought it.” Fortunately for all involved, Mars and Kudzu made short work of adjusting to their new life in rural Yalobusha County, perched atop the highest spot county-wide in an old-school Quonset hut home.

Death Bells new EP “Take My Spirit Now” is out today on Dais Records

Death Bells new EP Take My Spirit Now is out today on Dais Records!

The new material, written and recorded in late 2022 after months of touring North America and Europe, introduces an unruly new sound; with jagged guitars careening through towering feedback and textured drums.

The Americans Return with Groundbreaking Americana EP “Strays”

Strays is an impressive demonstration of the band’s ability to reinvent rock & roll through the prism of early folk and blues. Patrick Ferris (vocals/guitar), Zac Sokolow (guitar), and Jake Faulkner (bass) deliver an album that lands somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Nathaniel Rateliff.

Out Now: Singer-songwriter Izzy Mahoubi shares debut EP ‘How To Run’ via Rude Records (RIYL: Lorde, Olivia Rodrigo)

On the creation of How To Run, Izzy shares, “I wrote it as I explored my curiosity towards the world. Heartbreak, social standards, change, and pushing the limits. It’s an eclectic body of moments that I hope tells the story of growth. The feeling of walking into a childhood bedroom and seeing the old posters and letters that reveal the memories and healing that comes with time. The title track, “How To Run” is an expression of pushing the limits. The first time you realize your strength. The first time you start believing your voice has a space in the world. The first time you start to do the things that scare you. I believe that realization reveals how to grow, and that confidence teaches you how to run.”

SleazyWorld Go Links Up With Luh Tyler For City Boy Anthem “Don’t Get Ya Feelings In It”

Today, breakout rapper SleazyWorld Go teams up with another rising star Luh Tyler for the city boy anthem of the summer, “Don’t Get Ya Feelings In It.” Both selected as 2023 XXL Freshmen, Sleazy & Tyler have an undeniable chemistry together on the mic. The video is a fresh take on Flava Flav’s The Flavor Of Love show, where beautiful baddies pine for the love of both Sleazy and Tyler. This single comes as SleazyWorld Go prepares to release his forthcoming debut album.

Detroit rockers Gator Pit share video for “Dead Man’s Hand” from forthcoming EP

Detroit, Michigan’s Gator Pit are a wildly energetic band that combines elements of metalcore and deathcore with the spirit of punk rock and thrash metal. Fans of Every Time I Die, Demon Hunter, and The Bronx are sure to connect with their raucous racket.

Video Premiere: Gator Pit – ‘Dead Man’s Hand’

[NEWS] Tim Green returns to All Day I Dream to release The Night Is Blue EP

Esteemed producer and All Day I Dream fan-favorite Tim Green is back releasing on Lee Burridge’s renowned imprint, offering an EP full of melodic gems. The Night Is Blue EP includes three enchanting compositions – the record’s A side is its titular track, and the B side contains tracks ‘Gold of Gold’ and ‘Jewel’. Never failing to deliver top-quality music, Tim Green returns to All Day I Dream to add another phenomenal release with the label to his catalog.

Southern Metal Outfit VERMILION WHISKEY Release Video For “The Get Down” At Decibel Magazine

VERMILION WHISKEY have dropped their new video “Confidence”. The song is from their album Crimson & Stone which was released earlier this year.

The band comments: “The Get Down” is as true Southern-fried rock n’ roll as it gets. This track is for the folks back home. A testament to the Cajun way of life, love and the pursuit of absolute happiness, and tells the story of why Vermilion Whiskey is straight up, unapologetic, south Louisiana rock n’ roll at its finest.”

Video Premiere: Vermilion Whiskey – “The Get Down”

Vancouver Psych-Pop Artist Old Man Canyon Announces New EP ‘So Long Babylon’; Signs to Nettwerk 

Jett shares, “‘Never Apart’ discusses the state of the world and our long history of destroying one another, over different beliefs. We’re in this chain reaction of opposition, and we’re taught we are enemies of one another. It’s a reminder we’re all human, and that we’re all here together hoping and dreaming of the same things in life.”


Singer/Songwriter, RMR drops his new pop single and video, “FEVER” – out now via AWAL. “FEVER” marks RMR’s second track drop this year as he makes the transition from his hip-hop roots on to the pop music scene following his most recent release, “Crazy”, produced by Grammy award winning producer, Ryan Lewis. This single shows RMR switching over genres with a song of infatuation and passion reminiscent of age old metaphors of deep longing not dissimilar from topics heard in turn of the century blues throughout country, R&B to this new pop era and the path that RMR is now on. The video is a commentary on what an artist endures in the music industry and the hectic and protective nature one must have in relation to their art in this business.

Hard Rockers Hurricane Returns With Their First New Album In Over 20 Years!

In 2010 Sarzo and Cavazo, founding members, reunited and recruited drummer Mike Hansen. In 2021 Australian-born singer Dan Schumann, best known as a member of the Las Vegas headliner vocal group Tenors of Rock, joined. Hurricane is now set to release its first new album in over 20 years, Reconnected. The album has 11 tracks including a rerecord of its Top 40 hit “I’m on to You,” a blistering cover of the Queen/David Bowie track “Under Pressure,” and its first single “Rock Star Cheater.”


Singer/Songwriter, RMR drops his new pop single and video, “FEVER” – out now via AWAL. “FEVER” marks RMR’s second track drop this year as he makes the transition from his hip-hop roots on to the pop music scene following his most recent release, “Crazy”, produced by Grammy award winning producer, Ryan Lewis. This single shows RMR switching over genres with a song of infatuation and passion reminiscent of age old metaphors of deep longing not dissimilar from topics heard in turn of the century blues throughout country, R&B to this new pop era and the path that RMR is now on. The video is a commentary on what an artist endures in the music industry and the hectic and protective nature one must have in relation to their art in this business.

Grammy-Winning + Billboard Chart-Topping Dante Bowe’s Self-Titled Studio Album Out Today

Today, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling, and chart-topping musician Dante Bowe shares his eagerly-awaited self-titled album, out via his label he co-founded TRUE Music. Bowe’s exploration with various sounds, including hip-hop, gospel, r&b, and others, showcases him in a new perspective throughout the LP – while also collaborating with a range of artists, from Vic Mensa to Jekalyn Carr.

Guided By Voices Share Second LP of 2023, Welshpool Frillies LP Out Now via GBV Inc.

The ever-prolific and always active Guided By Voices is back at it again with their second release of 2023, a brand new full-length record entitled Welshpool Frillies, out today via GBV Inc. The record was preceded with two highly praised singles, “Seedling” and “Meet The Star.”

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Indonesian R&B/Pop Singer-Songwriter BRIE Debuts AI Video For Seductive Single “The Thrill”

Singer-songwriter BRIE is debuting a video for her new single, “The Thrill.” The video follows the late June single release and is the first track in a series of songs set for release via 12WIRED. Rendy Iskandar of Motionhouse ID provided the video concept and editing, AI artists Dwi Suharmoko and Edwo N. Rizky added their touch, while Fat Kartel handed production duties with additional creative input from BRIE, the high energy clip captures the many facets of the Indonesian R&B/pop singer/songwriter’s art alternating between live and AI footage.

NEW MUSIC ALERT** Afro-Latin Band Making Movies Returns With New Single “Medicina”

Today, Afro-Latino rock’n’roll band Making Movies releases their new single “Medicina.” “Medicina” is an anthemic, cumbia-rock cut that immediately grabs you as soon as you hear the opening distorted guitar riff. This is the first release since the band’s 2022 album XOPA. “Medicina” and the band’s story will be featured in a film produced by Univision in partnership with Chevrolet.

Cultic: Dungeon death/doom trio premieres maxi-single ‘Seducer’ via Invisible Oranges

York, PA-based dungeon death/doom act Cultic returns with their maxi-single, Seducer. Released on lathe-cut 7-inch record, CD-r, and digital platforms on 20 July via Eleventh Key, the two-track release perfectly transitions between their last album, Of Fire and Sorcery, and the next chapter of their tome.

Cultic Reveals the Dangerous Allure of the “Seducer” (Early Maxi-Single Stream)

Sludge/Death Metal Force Halflighted Unleashes Powerful New Music Video for “Ànima Fosca”

Sludge/death metal juggernaut Halflighted presents their latest offering to the metal world. The band is thrilled to announce the release of the official music video for their track “Ànima Fosca,” taken from their highly acclaimed album “Obloquy,” available now via Wormholedeath.

PAPER + Billboard acclaimed singer/songwriter new single

Before she was Party Nails, Elana Carroll was a guitar-toting tween songwriter, playing any open mic she could near her hometown of Chatham, New York. Performing solo or with a band of seasoned adult players backing her up, she wailed lyrics about her family’s divorce, dreams of leaving her small town, and a then-undiagnosed anxiety disorder across biker bars and community centers, often met with tears from patrons moved by her fearless expression of raw emotion. At home she recorded herself with Garageband, instigating a love of music technology which continues to this day.