Monday, September 16, 2019

Palace of Rock presents Toque

Toque is the brainchild of Cory Churko, Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz (Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators). They formed Toque to celebrate the best in Canadian music from the past.
In 2012, Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz and Cory Churko took time out of their busy schedules playing with Slash and Kelly Clarkson to band together and play a charity event in Winnipeg, Canada. They decided the theme of the night was to play only Canadian classic music. With a setlist comprised of tunes by such greats as, Streetheart, Queen City Kids, Kim Mitchell, Loverboy, Saga, Platinum Blonde, Harlequin and Aldo Nova they played to a packed house raising money for Cancer research.

The night was such a success that they decided to put together a record to celebrate the best in Canadian Music and remake the songs that influenced and inspired their careers. Toque was born!

Discography:


GIVE´R (2016)
1.Fantasy (Aldo Nova)
2.Dance (Queen City Kids)
3.Working For The Weekend (Loverboy)
4.Thinking Of You (Harlequin)
5.My Girl (Chilliwack)
6.Go For Soda (Kim Mitchell)
7.Crying Over You (Platinum Blonde)
8.On The Loose (Saga)
9.Roller (Triumph)
10.Lonely At Night (Orphan)
11.New Girl Now (Honeymoon Suite)
12.Raise A Little Hell (Trooper)
13.Action (Streetheart)


NEVER ENOUGH (2019)
1.Armageddon (Prism)
2.Innocence (Harlequin)
3.Never Enough (Toque)
4.Ironic (Alanis Morissette)
5.Enough is Enough (Toronto)
6.The Spirit Of Radio (Rush)
7.Down Again (Queen City Kids)
8.Lunatic Fringe (Red Rider)
9.Don´t It Make You Feel (Head Pins)
10.What Kind Of Love Is This (Streetheart)
11.Remember (Bryan Adams)
12.Hot Child In The City (Nick Gilder)
13.Armageddon Reprise (Prism)

Friday, September 13, 2019

IRONTOM delivers Call Me The West single

Irontom’s music isn’t music that you dispassionately slip into your back pocket for a convenient conversation piece. You wear it on your sleeve. Sit back, relax and check out Irontom´s latest offering "Call me the west".

Discover the cool glam punk band Starbenders

Hailing from the ATL, Starbenders are the half way home for misunderstood misfits, fringers and glam punks. Front-woman, Kimi Shelter and her gang have concocted a perfect alchemic blend of androgynous rock and roll power with "stuck in your brain" pop melodies. Imagine David Bowie playing 7 minutes in heaven with Debbie Harry.
Listen to Starbenders new single Holy Mother:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Synthwave act Mega Drive releases 199XAD on October 4

In 2014, Mega Drive released the visionary 198XAD, a darkly cybernetic piece of audio horror that quickly became a cult classic. The recording found spots on lists of the best dark synthwave albums and earned respect from critics, fans, and creators alike. Not content to rest on past successes, Mega Drive proceeded to push into new and increasingly diverse ideas on subsequent releases. For five years, 198XAD stood as a unique and unrivaled sci-fi creation at the origin point of synthwave’s dark side.

Now, Mega Drive has returned to the dystopian world of his most acclaimed work with a direct sequel, 199XAD.

Fans will immediately be drawn back into the densely woven, detailed environment of the original, as Mega Drive displays an impressive versatility across 12 exceptional tracks. Each one offers a glimpse into a different corner of Mega Drive’s inspired vision of the retrofuture, as 199XAD expertly shifts from the searing artillery fire of "Gun Hag" to patiently atmospheric and cinematic pieces like "Terror Eyes."

The result will thrill long-time Mega Drive fans and revive memories of 199XAD’s epic predecessor while those who are new to the artist will find the latest album to be the perfect jumping-on point. 199XAD promises to be one of Mega Drive’s most highly regarded and talked about recordings yet.
Pre-order at https://fanlink.to/199xad

Thousand Below set to release Gone In Your Wake in October

Thousand Below walk a fine, almost illusory line. Deftly balancing atmospheric and airy instrumentation, thoughtful emotionality, and just the right amount of hard-hitting hypnosis, the Southern California quintet—James DeBerg [vocals], Devin Chance [guitar], Josh Thomas [guitar], Josh Billimoria [bass], and Garrett Halvax [drums]—descend into the dreamy depths of loss, love, and life reflected in art.
The San Diego based post-hardcore band will release their brand new studio album Gone In Your Wake on October 11, featuring the single Chemical.

Fury Weekend and the escape from Neon city

Fury Weekend's long-awaited full-length album is here! Escape From Neon City delivers everything fans have loved about past releases while introducing greater song variety and thrilling new vocal collaborations. Each of the album's 12 original tracks contain intense, often dark compositions packed with electrifying guitar riffs, cinematic synths, and Fury Weekend's unmistakable production edge. From the heavily retro '80s vibes of "Oblivion City" to the dark synthpop stylings of "Savior" featuring Josh Money and "Euphoria" with Scandroid, Escape From Neon City is a synthwave tour de force.

Fury Weekend's music combines the '80s nostalgia of synthwave with a hard-hitting, futuristic atmosphere backed by a signature guitar sound. The artist has established one of the largest followings in synthwave through a number of past EPs, though Escape From Neon City marks a significant milestone in Fury Weekend's career, delivering a wealth of great music in one place and introducing vocal tracks to the music for the first time ever.
Escape From Neon City drops October 11.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Introducing The Riot Police from Canada

The Riot Police is a melodic rock band from Ottawa, Canada. Check out their brand new single Ladder.
This is good stuff.

Active rock band Otherwise unleash Defy on Nov 8

Las Vegas hard rockers Otherwise unleash new studio album Defy on November 8, featuring the singles Bad Trip and Lifted.



Foals announce Part 2 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

British alternative rock band Foals will release Part 2 : Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost on October 18, featuring the new single The Runner.

Britrocker Miles Kane blame it on the summertime

Miles Kane, the British musician and a member of The Last Shadow Puppets, releases new solo single Blame It On The Summertime.
Miles Kane´s discography includes:
Colour Of The Trap (2011)
Don´t Forget Who You Are (2013)
Coup De Grace (2018)
Stream or purchase the new single here:
https://awal.ffm.to/blameitonthesummertime

Pop-grunge act Good Boy Daisy delivers Grave

Good Boy Daisy was formed in 2015 by identical twins Hallie and Dylinn Mayes of Scottsdale, AZ. The band rapidly grew in popularity after playing a local showcase in February 2016 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ. 
Their unique musical style combines the raw, straightforward approach of the 60’s with high strung guitar sounds of 90’s grunge. The result is a mesmerizing post-grunge sound uniquely Good Boy Daisy. Their debut EP “It’s About Time” was released on New Year’s Day 2018, complete with a wall of signature guitars, amazing three part harmonies and powerful lead female vocals.
Good Boy Daisy´s latest single "Grave" is out now, purchase it on CDBaby.
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/goodboydaisy8

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Disciple are here to rock you

Tennessee rockers Disciple will release their 12th studio album Love Letter Kill Shot on September 13th through Tooth and Nail Records.
Listen to the two new songs "Reanimate" and "Play to win".





Saturday, August 31, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

Powerpop band White Reaper release 1F single

American powerpop band White Reaper will release their Elektra Records debut "You Deserve Love" on October 18.
Listen to the new single 1F.




Thursday, August 29, 2019

Voyager reveal new album and epic new single

Tracklist:
1. Colours (4:05)
2. Severomance (4:23)
3. Brightstar (4:32)
4. Saccharine Dream (5:27)
5. Entropy - Featuring Einar Solberg (4:43)
6. Reconnected (4:48)
7. Now or Never (1:39)
8. Sign of the Times (3:47)
9. Water Over the Bridge (4:42)
10. Runaway (4:38)
Total: 42:44

Yes, there you have it. The brand new album from Aussie progmetallers Voyager, out Nov 1st.
Check out the band´s epic new single Colours.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

New York rockers Patent Pending with first new song in three years

Patent Pending is an acrobatic gang of musical misfits from Long Island, New York. With a never-say-die attitude and enough live energy to power Times Square, the group is set on giving listeners a reason to forget about the chaos of everyday life. With shows growing in size from basements to amphitheaters, from VFW Halls to sold out headlining shows in the United Kingdom, they've never let go of the genuine DIY code of ethics the band was founded on over a decade ago. The live show, which has been described as "psychotically fun and dramatically moving," is an inspiring testament to the passion the band pours into every aspect of their lives. With the support of their incredibly loyal fanbase, better known as The Second Family, Patent Pending has released an impressive number of albums and EPs, including the most recent Other People's Greatest Hits in 2017. 
Which leads us to 2019 and the first new song from Patent Pending in three years.

Troi Irons share emotional ballad Hold On To Your Heart

Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Troi Irons share emotional ballad "Hold on to your heart", the new single is out now.




Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Hunna with the infectious IGHTF

English indie rock band The Hunna release new single IGHTF (I get high to forget), the band has released two studio albums, "100" (2016) and "Dare" (2018).

Toothgrinder announce third album I AM

New Jersey rockers Toothgrinder will release their new album I am on October 11th through Spinefarm Records, featuring the title track as the new single.
Track List:
1. The Silence Of A Sleeping WASP
2. ohmymy
3. My Favorite Hurt
4. No Tribe
5. no surrender in The House Of Leaves
6. shiVer
7. The New Punk Rock
8. too soft for the scene, TOO MEAN FOR THE GREEN
9. Can Ü Live Today?
10. The Fire Of June
11. I AM



Incubus with career spanning tour and brand new song

Incubus are gearing up for the upcoming 20 Years of Make Yourself and Beyond Tour, starting in September. The band has also released the brand new track "Into The Summer".




Starset audio of Where the skies end single

.......Starset.......new album.......DIVISIONS.........out Sept 13..........new single.........out now.....
......Where the skies end..........end of transmission

Friday, August 16, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Trust announce new album Fils De Lutte

French punkrock/heavy metal legends Trust are still going strong, after last year´s "Dans Le Meme Sang" album, Trust delivers their next opus "Fils De Lutte" on September 27 including the single "Les Murs Finiront Par Tomber".
Trust bring back good memories from school when I listened to their 1980 album "Repression" all day long. Way to go Trust!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Synthwave heroes LeBrock release Takes All Night from upcoming album

Synthwave’s foremost rockers are back with one of their most powerful tracks to date. Simultaneously epic and intimate, "Takes All Night" pairs dream-like synths and robust guitar chords with a heartfelt vocal performance that will keep listeners glued to their speakers. The composition is packed with inspired touches, from percussive accents and hand claps to a vigorous guitar solo, and it reveals a pair of artists at the top of their game.

"Takes All Night" follows on the heels of "Bright Lights," and the singles pave the way toward the group’s next major release. Both new songs bring the act’s signature hard rock sensibilities to spirited creations that never back down, and they signal big things to come from LeBrock.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Diamante is definitely around

She´s back, everybody´s favorite rock donna Diamante! Check out the brand new single/video "When I´m not around".

Get the Verdict from Dear Agony

Active rockers Dear Agony releases the 3rd single "The Verdict" from their forthcoming "Lost" EP.

UK based alternative rock band Of Allies drop Beyond The Wave single

For fans of Twin Atlantic, Lower Than Atlantis, Mallory Knox and Deaf Havana, Of Allies tread the lines between alternative rock, melodic rock and UK rock whilst always hinting at something darker.
Of Allies´ new single "Beyond The Wave" is available now.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Fox And Bones release new single Running Free

Oregon-based duo, Fox and Bones, release “Running Free” the heartfelt and optimistic single about the ebb and flow of life. The single is a blissful blend of folk, rock, and pop that leaves the listener suspended in a wonderfully stylistic web. “Running Free” is now available for download and streaming on digital music platforms worldwide.
Stream or download "Running Free" at: http://smarturl.it/runningfreefoxbones


HUNGER deliver fiery new single My Shirt Your Dress

Ambitious alt-rock trio HUNGER, have released their new track, "My Shirt Your Dress." The song is the second single off of their forthcoming record, Mosaik. With a chilled melancholic sound, HUNGER stray from their trademark synth-based tracks and embrace a moody, dark pop, soundscape. "My Shirt Your Dress" is now available to download and stream across all digital media platforms worldwide.


New Retrowave Records presents new album from W O L F C L U B

W O L F C L U B are back with another amazing album! Made for the summer lovers and synth-dreamers out there, "Frontiers"is a neon drenched synth escapade full of infectious melodies and summer anthems. A must for all Dreamwave lovers Frontiers is a continuation where previous album "Infinity" ended. Frontiers is available in digital and limited physical copies in 2 variations on Bandcamp. Get yours before they go!

Post-progressive rock band Lord Helmet releases debut album

Chock-full of high-energy post-progressive rock with a Bowie vibe, "Forget the End of the World," the debut album from bassist/guitarist/vocalist David Tomkins (ex-The Shadow Principle) and drummer Adam Figura (ex-Sloth), will appeal to fans of Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Muse, Dredg, The Pineapple Thief, and Riverside.
Releases August 12, 2019.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Howling Giant announce first full-length album


The Space Between Worlds is a concept album that follows the story of a huntress who travels the infinite metaphysical worlds brought into being by the dreams of humankind. In these realms, she encounters a dream eater which threatens to unravel the fabric of reality by devouring dreamers and destroying the dimensional gateways. 

With the addition of new bassist Sebastian Baltes (son of longtime ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes) to the band, the band has expanded their already impressive vocal harmony approach with the addition of a third voice. Friend of the band Drew Harakal adds extra sonic textures to the album with his organ and synth skills. And Jason Shi of ASG appears with a guest vocal cameo on the track Ice Castle. 

Highlighting the band's tremendous musical prowess and versatility, The Space Between Worlds is a warp trail of heavy rock and roll so weird it can only be called progressive, giving space to every sonic weapon in Howling Giant's arsenal, and all bound by the album's central concept and the members' towering musicianship.

releases September 27, 2019 

Howling Giant is: 
Sebastian Baltes – Bass/Vocals 
Tom Polzine – Guitar/Vocals 
Zach Wheeler – Drums/Vocals 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Regina Spektor releases chamber version of the Orange is the New Black title theme

Every sentence has led to this. The final season of Orange is the New Black is now streaming. Regina Spektor has released a chamber version of "You´ve Got Time", as heard on Orange is the New Black.




The sonic space of Dionysia


Fueled by candid chaos and unfiltered honesty, Dionysia continually brings to life the stories and experiences that unify us all. Be it a heavy groove rumbling through your body or your mind floating somewhere in a dream, the Boston based Indie/Alt-rock quartet’s dynamic songwriting and charismatic performance never fails to awaken a crowd. With the release of their newest full length album “Catalyze” and a national tour to follow suit, the group continues to finesse their brand of eclectic genre-bending music while embodying the collective celebratory nature of their namesake every time they take the stage.



Esoterica announce comeback show

London, U.K based alternative rock band Esoterica are back and will do a comeback show in London on Sept 20th. Their album catalogue consists of "The Fool" (2005), "The Riddle" (2009) and "Nothing Left To Lose" (2012).
For more information, visit : https://www.eso1.com/

Rev Theory drops Live To Die single

American hard rock band Rev Theory has a new single out called "Live to die", available on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.
Their latest album "The Revelation" was released in 2016.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Glamrock band White Reaper releases new single Real Long Time

American glamrock band and Elektra Records artists White Reaper releases the second single "Real long time" from their upcoming studio album, imagine The Struts meets Thin Lizzy and you´ll get the new song.




The Faim from down under sing about Humans

The Faim came into existence as naturally as their music. The Australian group met while in high school in Perth, and the friends soon began penning their own songs, inspired by bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco and Metallica, and an array of musical influences, from indie rock to jazz, to pop-punk. 
The Faim drop their newest song "Humans" to the world, taken from the forthcoming album "State of mind", out Sept 13.

The Band Camino share official audio for their new song Honest

Memphis based The Band Camino continue to deliver infectious pop for the 21st century, but this time around with a retro sound of the 80´s. For fans of The Panic Division.
Check out the new single "Honest".




Pop/rockers Spirit Animal set to release deluxe edition of their debut album

Brooklyn based pop/rock band Spirit Animal will release a deluxe version of their debut album on September 20, "Reborn Yesterday" features three new tracks including the new single "Arm Candy".

Funk party masters Hero The Band signs with Republic Records

"We have been around music all of our lives, and we want to make music for the rest of our lives." says Nick, the youngest member of the band. HERO's musical influences are Queen, Cold Play, Take 6, Boyz II Men, The Temptations, The Beatles, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Earth,Wind, and Fire, U2, Prince, and Lenny Kravitz. It is no surprise that the brothers play the bass and lead guitars, keys, and drums. "Because we write our own lyrics and musical sound, it allows us to express our real emotions and share ourselves with the world", says Jerramy. "We are not in a box, we don't have a lead singer. We are just a mixture of different genres of music, like Michael Jackson or Andre 3000,"Justin says. As the band grows in musicianship and artistry, the band has been blessed with many phenomenal performance opportunities. The band has performed at such venues as the Masquerade, Phillip's Arena(National Anthem for the Hawks), and performed as the opening act for the legendary "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" band, Mother's Finest.
Hero The Band unleash their newest funk rock anthem "Back To Myself", out now on Republic Records.

U.S band Finish Ticket delivers their dream song

Finish Ticket are an alternative pop/rock band from the San Fransisco Bay Area, with releases like "Tears You Apart" (2014) and "When Night Becomes Day EP" (2015). The band returns with their latest offering "Dream song" available on Spotify and Apple Music.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Rock Six Times











The synth-pop force of Iris delivers Silent from upcoming album Six

On their 6th full-length album "Six", the North American duo IRIS, consisting of Reagan jones (vocals), and Andrew Sega (keyboards, production) prove once more that they are able to slowly evolve, yet still rely on their natural strengths - without repeating themselves or boring their audiences. This starts with the amazing vocals of Reagan Jones, that always impress with their natural, yet almost ethereal, ability to convey all the emotion embedded within IRIS' music. His talents works on both worlds, on record and live - a satellite broadcasting a delicate message from far away.
"Six" is out August 23rd, featuring the new single "Silent".




Swirl 360 returns with Hurry Up Summer

Yes it´s true, Swirl 360 are back to celebrate their 20th anniversary with the brand new single "Hurry Up Summer". The first release from the Scott Brothers, Kenny and Denny in a decade.
The new song is taken from the forthcoming EP "Five", you can stream or download "Hurry Up Summer" on all digital platforms now.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Introducing Astral Drive

Astral Drive is songwriter and producer Phil Thornalley’s vision of a long lost
album from the 1970s that only existed in his own mind. A labour of love that
is very much the statement of a lifelong music fan living in the modern world.
He may not be a household name but many of the records he’s made with artists
as diverse as The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, The Jam, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney,
and Natalie Imbruglia (he produced and co-wrote her worldwide smash “Torn”)
certainly hold a special place in the hearts and ears of millions
Astral Drive is more than just a trip down memory lane, and Phil’s lyrics express
many of the hard won truths acquired during his decades inside (and outside)
the studio, to form an honest statement of where he’s at today. The ten tracks on
Astral Drive were lovingly crafted by Thornalley himself, aiming for almighty feel
over technical accuracy, and using mostly second or third takes, with occasional augmentations by his Bryan Adams band mates, drummer Mickey Curry, keyboardist
Gary Breit, and guitarist Keith Scott. He even found a way to include some key
backing vocals from Utopia’s Kasim Sulton, with whom he has frequently written in
the past.
Discography: Astral Drive LP 2018
Wishing I Could Change The World EP 2019

A dose of 80´s pop from Leeland side-project The Normies

Fans of 80´s pop should pay attention! The Normies is the side-project from Leeland Mooring (Leeland) and Kyle Lee, their new single "Another piece of my heart" is available now.
Palace of Rock love this.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Hyvmine strikes back with retaliation

Retaliation is the sophomore album and follow up to 2018's Earthquake. HYVMINE continue to bend the barriers of progressive metal and rock. Brand new harmonies, melodies and, of course, genre defining guitar work from Al Joseph.
Purchase or stream here:

The solo album Thanks in Advance from Ollie Wride is finally out


Ollie Wride's debut album is finally here! Delivering incredible songwriting and vocal depth, Ollie Wride's standalone release is truly spectacular and a solid beginning for Ollie. Ranging from smooth power-ballads to upbeat and addictive synth anthems, Thanks in Advance is in a league of its own. An album for all 80's synthlovers out there.
https://newretrowave.bandcamp.com/album/thanks-in-advance