Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bronco Simmons with their noise rock single Younger Days

BRONCO SIMMONS is a five-piece garage rock band founded in 2013 in the sprawling metropolis of Dallas, TX. Heavily influenced by the alternative and noise rock bands of the late 80s (Dinosaur Jr., Pixies) and the garage rock-revival bands of the mid-2000s (The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys), while also idolizing progressive rock bands of the 70s (Rush, Queen), BRONCO SIMMONS brings forth a lush wall of rock filled with gnarly bass lines, swirling keys, pounding drums, driving guitars, and fiery choruses. 
Check out their new single Younger Days.

Progrockers Turning Virtue and a temporary human experience

Turning Virtue are a 4-piece progressive rock group from Buffalo, 
NY. The band is made up of David Karczewski (Guitars, Keyboards) , 
DPA- Bass, Carl Cino- Guitars and Mark Zonder-Drums. Soul 
searching, friendship, and the need to create have brought 
Turning Virtue together and they've crafted a set of songs that 
represent who they are musically.

First they enlisted their all-time favorite drummer Mark Zonder 
(ex Fates Warning current Warlord).

After finishing the recording at MFB studio they brought on 
arguably the finest mixing engineer in the world in Tim Palmer 
(Porcupine Tree, Pearl Jam).
The result: A Temporary Human Experience. 9 songs. 47 minutes 
of rock music infused with progressive elements. 
Watch the video of Transcend from the new album here.

Switchfoot is back, it´s time to float

Float, the new single from Switchfoot, is taken from their forthcoming album Where The Light Shines Through, out July 8th.

1 Echo 1 release new video for Give In

Central Pennsylvania's 1 Echo 1 is a five-piece alternative rock band with huge hooks, infectious melodies, and uplifting lyrics. 1 Echo 1 is guaranteed to capture your attention with a perfect mix of hard hitting guitars and powerful keyboards.
1 Echo 1´s new single Give In is taken from the band´s latest EP Collide, watch the video here.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Metalcore band For The Likes Of You announce new EP Withered

Aberdeen Washington based Melodic Metalcore band For The Likes Of You has released their "Bewildered" lyric video which was created by Scott Rudd. The track comes from the band's upcoming EP entitled Withered which comes out on June 3rd.

Noisemaker release first major album Roar

Noisemaker is a crossover rock band from Sapporo, Japan. Their new single Flag is taken from the band´s brand new album Roar.

Highasakite welcomes you to Camp Echo

Highasakite is an indie pop band from Norway, their new album Camp Echo is available now featuring the single Golden Ticket.

The Howling Tongues bringing back the roots of rock and roll

The Howling Tongues are creating a movement and revival in the music scene. Bringing back the roots of rock'n'roll with loud guitar amps, giant kick drums, fuzzy bass tones, over-driven organ, and raspy vocals. Heavily influenced by classic garage rock bands like The Stooges, Big Star, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and The Kinks... The Howling Tongues found their niche in their world of music and their "Take No Prisoners" live show proves that rock'n'roll isn't dead. Listen and become part of the Revival.
Listen to the new song Alone from their new album Boo Hiss, out now.

Mrs.Magician with their magic formula of powerpop and punk

Bermuda is the latest effort by San Diego’s dismal-pop outfit Mrs. Magician and their second full-length release on Swami Records.

The album offers a concise collection of punk songs inspired by the big sounds of classic ’60s pop and rock ’n’ roll, with structures more associated with ’70s and ’80s power pop. Thomas Garcia’s blissed-out backwash guitar tones and fuck-it fuzz attack juxtapose the band’s dry and thudding foundation, creating a tropically depressed grog. Cutting through the lacquer with a glossy shimmer, producer Swami John Reis (Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes) coaxes a tightly wound, rigid backdrop for vocalist Jacob Turnbloom’s morose-pop delivery. 

Listen to the new single Forgiveness here.

Living In Fiction unleash debut album on June 10

Living In Fiction is a heavy alternative rock band from UTAH, USA. Their self titled album drops June 10th on High Vibe Recordings.
Check out their cover of Don´t let me down, originally by The Chainsmokers.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

EMP!RE releases new EP Our Simple Truths

EMP!RE are a five piece rock band from the South West of England, formed in early 2012. Their new EP Our Simple Truths is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Songs in rotation at Palace of Rock

Stitched Up Heart - Monster, from the forthcoming album Never Alone, out June 17th.

The Winery Dogs - Captain love, from the latest album Hot streak, available now.

The New Low - Move along, from the forthcoming album Continuance, out July 22nd.

Review : Andy Black - The shadow side

Andy Black - The Shadow Side (2016) Republic Records
Produced by John Feldmann
Tracks : 1.Homecoming king 2.We don´t have to dance 3.Ribcage 4.Stay alive 5.Love was made to break 6.Beautiful pain 7.Put the gun down 8.Drown me out 9.Paint it black 10.Break your halo 11.Louder than love 12.Broken pieces
3 out of 5

Does this pop oriented modern rock record from Black Veil Brides singer Andy Biersack mean that he has left the hard rock sound of his band behind him?
Nah, I don´t think so. Andy has promised a 5th studio album from Black Veil Brides so fans can sleep well at night.
"The shadow side" is the first solo album under the moniker Andy Black and it includes a guest appearance from Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio, Blink 182) on the track "Stay alive", plus co-writes with Joel and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte.
Andy wrote 45 songs for the album and picked the 12 best songs, or perhaps we should say the most suitable radio ready modern rock songs because in some moments, this album truly sound like OneRepublic with guitars.
It´s a trendy album that sound like a million bucks, but it´s hardly unique.
Highlights : Homecoming king, Beautiful pain
Recommended if you like Daughtry, The Madden Brothers, Nickelback

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Scream Out Loud with Just another song

Hailing from Pensacola, FL is Scream Out Loud. They have been playing the South East circuit for several years now and drawing a lot of attention! Scream Out Loud signed to Indianola Records in Early 2011 and released their debut album 'Live It Up' in January of 2012! They have recently recorded a new EP and should be releasing it sometime soon on Luxor records.
Check out the first single Just Another Song.

Amanda Gabel releases new EP We´re No Gentlemen

Amanda Gabel grew up going to the magnet art school (The Vancouver School Of Arts and Academics) in her hometown of Vancouver Washington. She then moved to Southern California at age 17 to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. Since living in Southern California Amanda helped Los Alamitos high school show choir win nationals on the Grand Ol' Opry stage in 2010. Since then Amanda Has been rocking stages all over with her band "We're No Gentlemen" at famous venues such as; The Whiskey A-gogo and the House Of Blues to name a few. 
Amanda Gabel releases the new EP under her own name but it´s entitled We´re No Gentlemen, including 4 tracks.

Through Fire announce new album Breathe

American rock/metal band Through Fire (formerly Emphatic) releases their new album Breathe on July 1st, featuring the new single Where You Lie.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Trigger The Rising set to release debut album this fall

Los Angeles based Hard Rock band Trigger The Rising have released their debut music video "FTW". The video, which premiered onLoudwire, was directed by Brian Cox of Flarelight Films and was filmed in downtown Los Angeles and Malibu Beach. The track, which is available now oniTunes, comes from the band's upcoming debut album scheduled for release this September.

Review : Ted Poley - Beyond the fade

Ted Poley - Beyond the fade (2016) Frontiers Records
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
Tracks : 1.Let´s start something 2.Everything we are 3.Hands of love 4.The perfect crime 5.Stars 6.Higher 7.Where I lost you 8.You won´t see me cryin´ 9.We are young 10.Sirens 11.Beneath the stars
2,5 out of 5

We are living in the age of compressed mp3 productions handmade for digital streaming services, it´s not like back in the day when everybody was supposed to have a huge hi-fi system at home and your favorite albums were recorded in expensive and big room studios.
An album like Ted Poley´s 3rd solo album "Beyond the fade" will sound like shit in your Bang and Olufsen amplifier and speakers but works just fine on your smartphone.
The Danger Danger singer Ted Poley takes on a set of songs written by Tom and James Martin of Vega, the album is packed with late 80´s party-like AOR where "Everything we are" sounds like a leftover from FM´s "Indiscreet" sessions.
But I can't help thinking that this whole thing feels so average and pale.
Highlights : Hands of love, Stars
Recommended if you like Danger Danger, Firehouse, Marcello/Vestry

Red Hot Chili Peppers release audio of The Getaway

Red Hot Chili Peppers´ new album The Getaway drops June 17th, check out the audio of the title track here.

Iconique shares new single Sitting Pretty

  Iconique's heavy disco rhythms entwine with silky synth highlights to encapsulate the shimmering grit of the Los Angeles music scene. Self-produced and written, their material lures listeners to the dance floor with a synthesis of sounds ranging from Chic to David Bowie. Formed in 2015, the trio consists of brothers Eric Promani (drums / synths) and Greg Promani (guitar), and frontman Leo Paparella (vocals / synths).
Listen to their new single Sitting Pretty here.

The official Gothia Cup song is now released

Art Nation was founded by singer and frontman Alexander Strandell in 2014 and have since then worked really hard towards a break on the National and International music scene.
This time they´ve been slected to write the Official Gothia Cup song 2016. The song is called "We Are Better Together" which they´ve written themselves and are performing at the premier of Gothia at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg.


Save The Clock Tower debuts White Cross from forthcoming album

Tasmania's premier Post-Hardcore act, Save The Clock Tower, are today returning with their brand new track "White Cross", the first track from their forthcoming
full-length album "The Familiar // The Decay", which will be released worldwide on July 1st through the USA's Bullet Tooth Records.

Review : Phantom 5 - Phantom 5

Phantom 5 - Phantom 5 (2016) Frontiers Records
Produced by Phantom 5
Tracks : 1.All the way 2.Blue dog 3.Someday 4.Don´t touch the night 5.Renegade 6.Flying high 7.Since you´re gone 8.They won´t come back 9.Frontline 10.We both had our time 11.Why
3 out of 5

Are you ready to rock?
Phantom 5 is a new German melodic rock alliance featuring Michael Voss - Guitar (Casanova), Claus Lessmann - Vocals (Bonfire), Francis Buchholz - Bass (ex.Scorpions), Robby Boebel - Guitar (Frontline) and Axel Kruse - Drums (Jaded Heart).
It won´t be hard to guess what sound we´re dealing with here, it´s not grunge, not numetal or anything experimental.
Phantom 5 is a classic hairmetal album with the typical German accent, but I think it´s charming. We have no problem with Klaus Meine singing the way he does and it´s the same with Bonfire frontman Claus Lessmann on this record.
Fans of this genre will be more than pleased.
Highlights : Blue dog, They won´t come back, Frontline
Recommended if you like Bonfire, Dokken, Zeno

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Review : Safemode - Colorblind

Safemode - Colorblind (2016) Jono Music
Produced by Safemode
Tracks : 1.Awake and free 2.Empty mirror 3.One love 4.Waiting for tomorrow 5.Last man out 6.My silence 7.Time will tell 8.Cry for yesterday 9.Broken 10.Pain in happiness 11.Hold on 12.This is not the end
3,5 out of 5

The Uppsala, Sweden based band Safemode doesn´t hold back when it comes to every aspect of how to deliver top quality modern metal, they might not be counted as one of the most famous metal acts from Scandinavia but they certainly do belong in the elite division from the northern parts.
When they´re melodic, they are supermelodic and when they´re heavy, they´re heavy as a ton of bricks. Their 2nd full length album takes the best of both worlds with one foot in metalcore and the other one in active rock.
"Colorblind" will do just fine in my record collection right next to their EP "Gold digger" and Saga´s first album, so what are you waiting for? Get your own copy today.
Highlights : This is not the end, One love, Empty mirror
Recommended if you like For Today, Asking Alexandria, Bring Me The Horizon

Conquer Divide launch What´s Left Inside music video

Conquer Divide is an all female metalcore band with members hailing from the U.S., the U.K. and Serbia. Their new single What´s Left Inside is taken from the band´s latest album.

Gene The Werewolf announce new album The Loner

Gene the Werewolf has never paid attention to trends. Nor has the Pittsburgh-based quintet been part of a scene or the hipster's band of choice. They are iconoclasts by virtue of their music, rock 'n' roll survivors in thrall to the genre's power and
energy. And they're damn good at it, even if they are a dying breed. "It's strange to feel like you are one of the last of your own kind," says Gene, the band's dynamic frontman and lead singer. Thus, "The Loner," Gene the Werewolf's third studio album. Due out June 17th.

Watch the animated video for the new single The Walking Dead here.

Swiss punk rockers Barbie Sailers release self titled EP

Barbie Sailers is a punk-rock band born in 2011 in Switzerland. They've played more than 50 shows in Switzerland and Belgium, and they've played as supporting act for Papa Roach in Zurich, at the European Vans Warped Tour in Bern and they've reached the second price at the RedBull Tourbus. On may 20th they will release a new self-titled EP featuring the new single Free Fall.

Boiling Point with a message of hope and grace in their music

Passionate vocals and memorable guitar hooks set Boiling Point apart from the status quo. More importantly, what keeps people coming back is the band’s emotional depth and willingness to be real with their fans through their songs, their live performances and their life's example. 
The Minneapolis based pop/rock band recently released a lyric video of their latest single Stay With Me.

The Virginmarys drop Motherless Land music video

The Virginmarys' official music video for "Motherless Land" off of new album 'Divides' out now!

Biffy Clyro perform new song Animal Style on BBC Radio 1 Sessions

Biffy Clyro´s 7th studio album Ellipsis drops in July, check out the band´s performance on BBC of the new track Animal Style.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wasn´t My Fault, the new catchy single from Christie and Dream Beats

Dream Beats is producer / writer / studio animal Anders Hansson's Dance Pop project. Anders has worked with artists like Emilia Mitiku, Agnetha Fältskog (ABBA), Kate Ryan, Cher, Christina Aguilera to name a few.
The new single Wasn´t My Fault features singer Christie.

Relient K set to release new album Air For Free this summer

Christian pop/rock band Relient K releases their new album Air For Free on July 22nd, featuring the brand new single Bummin´. Catch them on tour with Switchfoot this fall.

Synthwave duo Soto Voce stream debut single Better

Better is the debut single from Oakland based duo Soto Voce, featuring the members Kenny Soto and Miguel De Vivo.

Dallas hard rockers Pulse release new single No Fate

PULSE will make you an instant Fan with their catchy hooks, melodic vocals and powerful rhythms.
Since its creation in mid 2011, Pulse has gained quite a lot of momentum. Opening for acts like Trapt, Candlelight Red, Hurt, Smile Empty Soul, The Dreaming, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and More!!!
PULSE´s new album The Sum of Our Parts is available now, featuring the new single No Fate.

War Games premiere cover of Sisqo’s Thong Song

Massachusetts indie-rockers War Games have surprised fans yet again by stepping aside from their standard message of “uplifting and inspiring listeners with inspirational and motivating themes” to have some fun, with a cover of Sisqo’s 1999 hit “Thong Song”.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Review : Sunstorm - Edge of tomorrow

Sunstorm - Edge of tomorrow (2016) Frontiers Records
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
Tracks : 1.Don´t walk away from a goodbye 2.Edge of tomorrow 3.Nothing left to say 4.Heart of the storm 5.The sound of goodbye 6.The darkness of this dawn 7.You hold me down 8.Angel eyes 9.Everything you´ve got 10.Tangled in blue 11.Burning fire
2 out of 5

I´m a big fan of Joe Lynn Turner´s work in Rainbow, Hughes Turner Project, Yngwie Malmsteen and his 1985 solo album Rescue You.
But no matter how I hard I try to really appreciate the Sunstorm albums, the music just doesn´t move me. It´s this new kind of way of producing melodic rock that I can´t stand, the lines between AOR, powermetal and hard rock has been erased which saddens me.
There´s no room for nuances, everything is cranked to the max.
The 4th Sunstorm album "Edge of tomorrow" is the first not to include producer Dennis Ward behind the steering wheel and instead, JLT chose to work with producer/songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio instead.
On guitars we find the excellent six stringer Simone Mularoni (DGM) but his contribution as well as JLT`s great vocalperformance cannot save this album. The songs are too predictable.
Highlights : Edge of tomorrow
Recommended if you like W.E.T, Dynazty,Toby Hitchcock

Japam release DK Facepunch music video

Japam want to bring the bounce! Combining influences from the heavy, technical groove of modern djent to the melodic appeal of 90’s pop and rock music, the band strive to create an energetic and infectious soundscape that will infiltrate the ears and move the feet of any music fan. 
Japam has released a new music video for DK Facepunch, from their latest EP How´s My EP?

Active rock time, Fight The Fade deliver new single Falling

Oklahoma rockers Fight The Fade has released a new single on iTunes, listen to Falling here.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Review : Vega - Who we are

Vega - Who we are (2016) Frontiers Records
Produced by Harry Hess
Tracks : 1.Explode 2.We got it all 3.Every little monster 4.Nothing is forever 5.White flag 6.For our sins 7.Generation now 8.Ignite 9.Saving grace 10.If not you 11.Hurt so bad
3,5 out of 5

Oh la la, here they are again with more AOR anthems and stadium rockers. Brittania´s own Vega featuring frontman Nick Workman and the Martin brothers.
"Who we are" is Vega´s 4th studio album and a wetdream for AOR fans, the Martin brothers Tom and James are the main songwriters in Vega, and at the moment also the best songwriters on the label of Frontiers Records.
Tom and James Martin might not sell the same amount of records as the big ones of the 80´s like Desmond Child, Diane Warren and Russ Ballard. But they have definitely proven to release the same top quality of AOR smashes.
"Stereo messiah" from 2014 was a superb AOR album in a modern package and the new album continues where the previous one left off. "Who we are" is the twinbrother.
Highlights : Every little monster, White flag, Generation now, If not you
Recommended if you like Tower City, Def Leppard, Harem Scarem

The ReAktion from Chile welcomes you to the multiverse of rock

Chilean electro-heavy rock band The ReAktion has released a music video for the track Thousands of Memories, from their debut album SELKNAM.

Review : Osaka Punch - Voodoo love machine

Osaka Punch - Voodoo Love Machine (2016) Birds Rope Records
Produced by Osaka Punch
Tracks : 1.Theme to voodoo love machine 2.Eat red carpet 3.Actibreeze 4.Funky brother 5.Sex panther 6.Battleworm 7.Dancetown showdown 8.Muted woot 9.Electric jam on boogie 10.Livin the dream
3,5 out of 5

Welcome to the revival of the funk-o-metal carpet ride and I´m not talking about Electric Boys, oh no, this is the supercool band Osaka Punch from Brisbane, Australia.
These lads has created a crossover of funk, psychedelic rock and prog which makes their new LP "Voodoo love machine" a fun record to listen to.
They´re crazy, odd, groovy and smart. Osaka Punch is the pride parade of rock, oh yeah, they´re looking to be the cream of the crop of funk music.
Boring people should stay out of the way, there´s no room for bad attitute or negativity here. Join in and have some fun with a trip of artsy funkadelica.
Worth noticing is that the single "Stonk" available on Bandcamp, is not included on "Voodoo love machine". In case you want to hear more.......and you do.
Highlights : Actibreeze, Dancetown showdown
Recommended if you like Primus, Frank Zappa, Infectious Grooves

Tax The Heat´s debut album praised by British press

Tax The Heat is a rhythm and blues-infused rock and roll band from Bristol, U.K.
Their debut album Fed To The Lions is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Sick Puppies launch Stick To Your Guns music video

Sick Puppies has released a music video for their single Stick To Your Guns, from the new album Fury.

Hear the warning call from CHVRCHES

Glasgow, Scotland based electronic pop band CHVRCHES has released a new song, check out Warning Call - Theme from Mirror´s Edge Catalyst.

Hardcore act Trash Boat unleash new music video for How Selfish I Seem

How Selfish I Seem is the second single from U.K based post hardcore band Trash Boat´s forthcoming album Nothing I Write You Can Change What You´ve Been Through.
Out June 17th.

Punk-rock-metal band Beartooth release new single Hated

Beartooth´s new album Aggressive is arriving June 3rd, featuring their latest single Hated.
Listen on Spotify.

Burn, the awesome new single from The Temper Trap

The Temper Trap´s new single Burn is taken from the forthcoming album 'Thick As Thieves' released June 10th.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Review : Eleanor Tallie - No turning back

Eleanor Tallie - No turning back (2016) Mighty River Music
Produced by Lawrence Mitchell
Tracks : 1.Hell or heaven 2.I tried 3.Sunlight 4.My present 5.Gotta be happy 6.A real man
2,5 out of 5

Eleanor Tallie spent her childhood in Isreal but found her inspiration in American music when she wrote songs for her debut EP "No turning back".
The record falls in the definition of neo-funk but there are also traces of soul and jazz in Tallie´s songs, I´m a fan when it comes to the funky side of this music that echoes all the way back Betty Davis in the 70´s.
I really dig Eleanor´s soulful voice but I can do without the parts of rap and hip-hopocalypse that unfortunately ruins the music.
However, there are in fact moments where the groove factor is pretty high so I´ll survive.
Highlights : Hell or heaven, My present
Recommended if you like Amy Winehouse, Anastacia, Lisa Stansfield

Devil May Care in support of the Sophie Lancaster foundation

The German post hardcore band Devil May Care´s new album Rose of Jericho is out now, check out their new single Last September that was done in support of the Sophie Lancaster foundation.

Review : Sick Puppies - Fury

Sick Puppies - Fury (2016) DrillDown Entertainment Group
Produced by Mark Holman
Tracks : 1.Black and blue 2.Stick to your guns 3.Let me live 4.Where do I begin 5.Just the beginning 6.Walls 7.Killing time 8.Earth to you 9.Beautiful chaos 10.If I stay 11.Here with you
3,5 out of 5

"Fury" is the 5th studio album from the Aussie trio and the first to feature Bryan Scott on lead vocals/guitars who replaced Shimon Moore, he left the band in 2014 to pursue a solo career.
20 years of rocking has made the rhythm section of Emma Anzai and Mark Goodwin tight and heavy, so even if some fans will miss Shimon Moore´s contribution to the band, I also believe that their new frontman Bryan Scott is a perfect addition to Sick Puppies´ distinct sound.
"Fury" doesn´t reach the same heights as the previous album "Connect" from 2013, but the new album is another strong landmark in the catalogue of Sick Puppies. It´s a safe buy.
Don´t forget to check out Emma Anzai´s guest appearance on Blue Stahli´s song "Not over til we say so" from 2015. This girl rocks on every front.
Highlights : Stick to your guns, Let me live, Earth to you
Recommended if you like Like A Storm, Setting Fire To Stacey, coldrain

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Charlatan has nothing to gain on new EP

Charlatan is a scrap metal band from Utah, U.S. Their new EP Nothing To Gain is available on Spotify.