Thursday, January 31, 2019

Electronic rock artist Soul Extract clock in at Redshift

Raw, restless and climactic, Soul Extract’s latest single “Redshift” dredges through the impassioned emotions of failure. Infused with hammering cinematic drums, powerful string sections and growling brass phrases, “Redshift” encompasses all we love from the unique hybrid electronic-rock artist Soul Extract. 
Pre-order here: (Release February 12th)
https://fanlink.to/redshift

Active rock band Damn Nation release debut single Apocalypse

Active rock time! Hell yeah.
Florida based Damn Nation knows how to write a catchy chorus and deliver it in a Breaking Benjamin-like sound on debut single "Apocalypse".
Out now.

Irish More Than Machines with a wall of sound on new single Descend

Formed from the remains of numerous bands, More Than Machines have moved through several sounds to finally settle on a style they feel represents them best. They combine the focus, drive and precision of metalcore/djent with the energy of EDM/Drum & Bass. Wage War, I See Stars and Architects have been big influences on their sound.
No strangers to shows big and small, they have played both across Ireland and toured the UK. They have supported acts such as The Amity Affliction, I Set My Friends On Fire, and Against The Current. They spent 2018 writing and recording their debut album in Alias Studios, France, with Bert and Eric Poncet of Chunk No, Captain Chunk! which is set to release in early 2019.
Check out the new single Descend.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Texas rockers Everrest release debut single Suffocate

"Suffocate" is the debut single from Austin, Texas based Everrest. Their music is a blend of modern hard rock and electronic pop. Definitely a promising band.
Watch the official video here:

Captives show all the signs that rock is alive and well

Captives are an alternative rock/metal band from Leeds, U.K. They show all the signs that rock is alive and well in 2019, "Signs" is the follow-up single to the debut single "Ghost like you".
Play it loud!

Razor and Tie artists Big Story ready to unleash their beazt

Fervent rockers, Big Story, tap into two musical extremes; two opposite, yet ubiquitous sides. While alternative ambition, hypnotic harmonies, and progressive instrumentation embody what could be referred to as the band's “light side," driving riffs, emotive personality, and imperious energy reveal an underlying “dark side,” lurking within the very make-up of this Dallas, TX based five-piece. 
In early 2018, the group ignited crowds alongside three-time Grammy nominated, progrockers, Nothing More as well as The Contortionist as part of Nothing More's “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” 2018 North American tour. Shortly after, Big Story was invited to join numerous rock juggernauts such as Tool, Incubus, The Cult, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, and Breaking Benjamin, playing to the masses at megafestivals Rocklahoma, Northern Invasion, and Carolina Rebellion.

Now, Big Story officially introduce full-length debut BEAZT by way of the entrancing debut single “Daydream”.


Atlas Genius drop comeback single Can´t Be Alone Tonight

Aussie rock band Atlas Genius drop comeback single Can´t Be Alone Tonight, their second and latest album Inanimate Objects was released in 2015.
The current line-up of the band consists of brothers Keith Jeffery - Lead Vocals/Guitar and Michael Jeffery - Drums.

Sick Century let the riffs do the talking

"Rampart" is the debut single from rock/metal band Sick Century, there isn´t much info to find about this band but I guess they´re from America.
The song is for fans of Alter Bridge and Dark New Day.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Synth band Priest will unleash new EP OBEY in March

Priest is a synth band that creates music rooted in the vastness of electronic dreams. The goal of their multifaceted prophecy is to safely guide humanity unto the next evolutionary step – the merging with machines.
Priest´s new EP "OBEY" is released March 29th, the title track is available on iTunes and Spotify on February 1st.
The band features former members of Ghost.

Electronic rock mastermind Celldweller to release 5th album Satellites in 2019

Celldweller returns with the meteoric new single, "My Disintegration," from the upcoming 5th studio album, Satellites, on Celldweller's owned/operated independent record label FiXT. Electronic-rock mastermind composer/producer Klayton, returns with an aggressive, modern metal sound, juxtaposed by his signature synth programming and melodic vocals with progressive songwriting and arrangement. Combining elements of drum & bass, metal, and prog rock, the track showcases Celldweller’s expansive world-shattering sonic production over the course of 6 minutes. Continuing the Celldweller legacy of sci-fi inspired albums, lyrics, and artwork, "My Disintegration," follows 2017’s "Electric Eye" as the 2nd single from the forthcoming album Satellites.
"My Disintegration" drops March 8th.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

For your playlist : The Band Camino - Something To Hold On To

The American pop/rock band The Band Camino continues to deliver mighty fine pop/rock songs and this time around, the brand new track "Something to hold on to". Available on iTunes and Spotify.
Discography: My Thoughts On You EP (2016), Heaven EP (2017) and selected singles like "Daphne Blue", "Know Me", "Less Than I Do".

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Ambient rock band Audiodream releases new single Paradigm

Audiodream is an ambient rock band from Chicago, USA, featuring singer Anthony Bagnara (ex.Makeshift Prodigy). Their latest singles are "Digital Peace" (2018) and "Paradigm" (2019).

Alternative rock from Vatican City, please welcome AlphaWolves

AlphaWolves is an alternative rock band from Vatican City, between 2017 and 2019 the band has released the singles "Bayonets", "Silverscreen", "End in fire" and the brand new track "Walk alone".

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Fearless Records Artists Wage War and their sonic boom - Low

If you think that you've already heard it all when it comes to heavy music, you just haven't heard Wage War. The group -- which is composed of vocalist Briton Bond, guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad, guitarist Seth Blake, bassist Chris Gaylord and drummer Stephen Kluesener -- formed in Ocala, Florida, in 2013 and instantly started playing all over the area, quickly getting signed to Fearless Records the old fashioned way: By sending a song to the label. 
Wage War recently dropped their latest audio bomb - Low!

The Anix releases the explorer´s theme song Techunter

The Anix´s Techunter was originally composed for Techunter Magazine, "the explorer’s theme song", an atmospheric electronic-rock aria now aptly titled "Techunter" was composed to be "the background music to your art, visions and your battles." Suspenseful yet ambient, "Techunter" was Created using a mix of analog/digital/human and computer technology.
Release date : February 8th on FiXT Music.

Finnish rock/pop band Cyan Kicks shares new track Tidal Wave

Cyan Kicks are a female fronted rock band from Helsinki, Finland. Their sound is a crossover of alternative rock and electro pop, their latest single Tidal Wave is out now. Audio below.
Other singles available are : Feathers, Gasoline, Rockabye and Satellite.




Monday, January 21, 2019

Powerhouse rock/metal band IMONOLITH working on debut album

IMONOLITH is a compelling, 5 piece Canadian based Hard Rock/Metal band made up of an impressive pedigree of musicians. They demand attention from their entrancing and memorable vocal melodies to their crushing, unforgettable guitar riffs right up to their driven, hypnotic grooves. Imonolith has everything that relates to the current heavy music enthusiast whether it’s hard hitting metal, or catchy active rock radio music. They’re a diverse band that will not be ignored.

IMONOLITH was formed in February 2018 by Drummer, Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (Devin Townsend Project/Band) and Guitarist, Brian Waddell (Devin Townsend Project/ Band). The pair originally started writing Imonolith’s brand of music in 2015, while respectively playing in the Devin Townsend Project (2009-2018). ‘RVP’ and Waddell pursued Bassist – Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory), Vocalist – Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea) and 2nd Guitarist – Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) to complete Imonolith as a band. 


IMONOLITH’s debut single and video, Hollow is being released on January 18th, 2019. The song was produced, recorded and mixed by the powerhouse production team made up of, Brian Howes and Jay Van Poederooyen (Nickelback, Chris Cornell, Airbourne, Hinder, Daughtry) at Van Howes Studios in Los Angeles, California. Imonolith’s debut album is being scheduled to be released in the summer of 2019 and followed up with extensive touring. 

Young Medicine delivers a blend of modern metal, pop and electronica

A 4-piece band from Kansas City, Young Medicine combines power-pop choruses, metal instrumentation, and keytar electronics that wouldn’t be out of place in an 80’s cinema. For fans of 30 Seconds To Mars, Bring Me The Horizon, Starset.
Watch the official video for their new single SHINJU.

City Of Souls from New Zealand unleash mind-blowing track Wolf

New Zealand's CITY OF SOULS are setting up an absolutely epic 2019 with a slew of new announcements and signings, their appearances at PROGFEST and its sideshows and a brand new music and music video in order to whet the appetite of the hordes of awaiting fans!

The six-piece Auckland bred alternative-progressive powerhouse have signed to Australian record label Wild Things Records (also home to The Ocean, Circles, AlithiA) worldwide for the release of their highly anticipated debut album due later this year, as well as UK/EU bookings to Artery Global (Twelve Foot Ninja, Caligula's Horse, Circles). Already signed for Management to Tom Larkin at VVV Management, the band have rounded out their team going forward.

Add to that, they have just released the very first taste of new music - with their new single ‘Wolf’, and its stellar accompanying music video. The new single is live now at Spotify and Apple Music & iTunes. 

For the past 12 months the band have been writing their debut album under the guidance of producer Forrester Savell (COG, Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus).




The distinctive sound of alternative rock band Ten Times A Million

Ten Times A Million is a Dutch/German alternative rock band, formed in 2012. The five-piece generates a distinctive sound, contrasting soft cinematic moods to euphoric mania. Their musical style and modern production can be compared to the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Royal Blood.
The five-piece generates a distinctive sound, contrasting soft cinematic moods to euphoric mania. Theirdebut EP was recorded at the legendary Air Studios in London, in collaboration with producer Julian Emery (Gavin DeGraw, Nothing But Thieves).
Check out the track Silhouettes from their 4 track EP.





Synthpop duo Night Lizard drops Mind Control EP

Night Lizard are a synthpop duo from Oregon, USA. Their first release Crazy Machine dropped in 2017, followed by the brand new EP Mind Control that is available now on Bandcamp.
Stream or purchase the EP here: https://nightlizard.bandcamp.com/


PreHistoric Animals - Consider it a work of art

The album is out!! The Swedish band PreHistoric Animals started with an embryo in 2015 and now it’s finished. It’s about evil, ignorant people becoming dictators, good people and stupid people who just keep on being stupid. Written and performed by Samuel Granath and Stefan Altzar. 
For fans of Frost.
Stefan Altzar´s new solo track We Can Fight For Everyone is available now on iTunes and Spotify.
Listen to the opening track Run Stranger, Run! from PreHistoric Animals debut album Consider It A Work Of Art.




Sunday, January 20, 2019

Hard hitting rock band Savage After Midnight releases new EP in March

Savage After Midnight´s new five-song EP is an energized, emotional introduction to musicians that desperately want to make a mark, but only on their own terms. 11:59 is both aggressive and poppy, colored by galvanic hard rock passages, a contrast of screamed melodies and soaring hooks, and it’s augmented by electronic segments that give the band a modern edge.

“10 Feet Tall,” the first song the band wrote for the EP, is anthemic and energizing, building from a melodic verse, through a propulsive bridge and into an unforgettable chorus, then peaks and surges before segueing back into the refrain. “Unleash,” the opening cut on the EP, is more heavily treated with electronics, but still driven by a rock pulse, ebbing and flowing between melancholy vocals and contemptuous exhortations without losing its tuneful thrust. 
11:59 is out March 8th.

Progressive hard rock band Veio working with James Michael on new EP

Veio is a Progressive Hard Rock band from Portland, OR. Veio released Infinite Light//Desperate Shadows in March 2017 and has been touring around the western part of the U.S. in support of the album including dates with Starset.
Veio is currently recording a new EP with producer James Michael (Sixx A.M.), watch the video for Structures from Infinite Light/Desperate Shadows below.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Emotional rock band Valleyheart with a very personal record

Beverly, Massachusetts rock band Valleyheart released their Rise Records debut full-length Everyone I´ve Ever Loved on December 14, 2018.
The New England quartet worked with producer Kevin Billingslea at Halo Studios to co-produce the electrifying follow-up to the their critically acclaimed EP Nowadays. Everyone I´ve Ever Loved is both an expansion of the sounds the band had previously explored, as well as a new creative departure.
“Everyone I’ve Ever Loved is a record that deals with the deconstruction/reconstruction in concepts of faith, doubt, and identity,” singer and guitarist Kevin Klein shares. “Although being conceptual, it is at its core a very personal record with songs about real dreams, friends, stories, and family members. I started experiencing a lot of cognitive dissonance a few years back about who I was and what I believed. Faith and reality — as I had known it — was changing right in front of me and it really challenged the way I was viewing the world. I had a lot of questions. This record was the experience of sorting through all these emotions and concepts in an attempt to make sense of a new found way, and serves as an answer to those questions.”
Check out their latest single Heaven & Hell.

Micky James brings retro rock to the table with Rest Of The Best

Born and raised in the shadow of New York City, naturally Micky James had a taste for the theatrical and aspired to become an artist and performer from a young age. In his music and personal style, Micky James explores a sound and aesthetic that is nostalgic of a bygone era in rock n roll music, while still maintaining a contemporary pop ambition. Micky's unique vocals are reminiscent of great character voices such as David Bowie and Julian Casablancas, alluding to the dark, mysterious, and romantic qualities that are so distinct to those artists. While Micky's flamboyant fashions evoke the glamour and swagger of past rock icons, his work is both equal parts style and substance.
In 2018, Micky James released the singles Give It To Me Straight, Tie Me Up & New Heart as well as the catchy Rest Of The Best featuring DREAMERS.
Get ready for some glam people.

Dear Sherlock, your new favorite band

Dear Sherlock from Manchester, England could be your new favorite band. That is if you´re into theatrical and experimental rock with a huge artistic vein. Imagine Muse meets SycAmour and you´ll get their latest and fabulous single Da Vinci´s Chamber.
Also available : Dear Sherlock EP (2012), Hell - single (2014).

British pop rock band Carry The Crown releases the infectious new song K A R M A

Carry The Crown are a modern pop rock band based in Lincoln, UK. They have received amazing support and feedback from the BBC Introducing platform. Their latest EP "Not alone" was released in early 2018, followed by the smashing new single K A R M A.
Recommendable if you like You Me At Six and Don Broco.

Alternative rock band Speech Patterns delivers the atmospheric single Were You Nervous?

Jacksonville, Florida based trio Speech Patterns released their debut EP "Without a sound" in 2017.
In late 2018, the band dropped their latest single "Were you nervous?". An epic and atmospheric song for fans of Hands Like Houses and Sleeping With Sirens.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Australian artist Cleo Alexander in collaboration with Rick Springfield on 1981 hitsong

With her debut single ‘Criminal’, Australian recording artist Cleo Alexandra immediately captured the attention of many who were eager to uncover more from the songstress. Now, with the release of her long-awaited self-titled EP on January 22nd 2019, Cleo is back with full force. Accompanied by rock legend Rick Springfield for a cover song of the Men At Work classic ‘Who Can It Be Now’ and continuing to join forces with six-time Grammy-winning American producer Keith Olsen and producer J.J Farris, Cleo has her career going full steam ahead.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Joe Ford and Celldweller reach the breaking point on new single

UK Drum & Bass artist Joe Ford collabs with USA Electronic-Rock/Metal artist/producer Celldweller in a hybrid alternative/electronic/rock track "Breaking Point" featuring vocalist Robin Adams. Reminiscent of early 2000’s electronic-rock, featuring energetic percussion and aggressive, crooning vocals, “Breaking Point” dives into the tense emotions of internal frustration. 
Release date : January 25th.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Swedish alternative metal band We Are The Catalyst with new album out in February

After a long wait, We Are The Catalyst´s new album “Ephemeral” is finally going to be released on February 13th 2019!
WATC have decided they will release it themselves with help from pledgers, as the band has done with their previous albums and EP, the new album "Ephemeral" includes the singles "Where the mountain stands" and "Over pale waters".


Rock chick Valora invite you to her evil circus


Los Angeles based rock chick Syd Duran aka Valora released her debut album "I waited for you" on Hollywood Records in 2011, she did a guest appearance on Breaking Benjamin´s track "Blow me away" on the compilation "Shallow Bay : The best of Breaking Benjamin" (2011).
Valora is also featured on the deluxe version of Almost Alice Soundtrack from 2010, lately she has dropped singles like "React", "Electric angel", "Crashed" and in 2019, the brand new track "Evil Circus". Out now on iTunes and Spotify.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

FiXT Music presents electronic rock group Raizer

Eastern European electronic rock group Raizer is hard at work on new material, releasing independent singles until they drop their second album, anticipated in 2019.
"Precious" Raizer’s newest electronic rock single, swims in the desperate emotions of watching someone we love battle their inner pain and turmoil as we try to save them from themselves.
"Right here right now, show that you’re still alive. Let yourself out, you're sleeping inside "
The single Precious is available for pre-order and streaming on January 18th, the digital release is set to February 5th.

Synthwave act Fury Weekend collaborate with Scandroid on new single

"Euphoria" is the second single releasing with sub-label FiXT Neon from the one-man Russian synthwave act’s coming 2019 album. In addition to repackaging all four previous recordings for re-release, FiXT Neon is preparing to launch the next era in Fury Weekend’s impressive career.

The crossbred mongrel of Futuresynth and Outrun, Fury Weekend’s "Euphoria" (featuring Scandroid) combines the brooding sounds of Cybersynth with the lyrically idealistic elements of traditional Popwave. Part robotic love song, part avowal of cybernetic liberation, "Euphoria" fuses these Retrosynth domains into a complex and unique musical mosaic.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Goth, glam and black leather - please welcome Madame Mayhem

MADAME MAYHEM released her new single "BROKEN" today!
The single was co-written with Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin and features Ray Luzier of Korn on drums, as well as Billy Sheehan of David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others on bass.

Madame Mayhem will be attending NAMM 2019.

Those who yearn for the electric catharsis of loud guitars, driving rhythms, hypnotic
hooks, and the strength of shared experience have a new muse in Madame Mayhem.

The Manhattan born singer/songwriter and burgeoning rock icon-in-the-making has weaponized the darkness, turning it into a rallying cry for all who were ever cast
aside. Songs like “Broken,” “War You Started,” and “So Wrong” are equal parts timeless sentiment, bareknuckle fury, and energized urgency. Madame Mayhem’s songs rival the best of Modern Rock, early ‘90s emotive-grunge, and nĂ¼-metal angst.
Stream or purchase "BROKEN" here:
http://www.madamemayhem.com/music/

OneEleven is bringing real hard rock back to Boston

The band OneEleven, a seasoned group of musicians and songwriters from Massachusetts, recently wrote a song dedicated to the brave men and women who unselfishly put their own personal safety on the line every single day, protecting and serving this great nation.
Rich Eisner, OneEleven's drummer and Eaton's writing partner added, "First we wrote a song titled, 'What Would You Do,' which speaks to some of the scenarios that these brave first responders can face on a daily basis. And we ask a simple question. 'What would you do?' Our guess is that most of the people criticizing law enforcement wouldn't have the guts to make the split second decisions that can be forced upon them."

Artie Eaton - Lead Vocals, Guitar and Founder - Raised in a rural New England town just 30 minutes south of Boston, Artie Eaton became interested in music at an early age, listening to anything he could get his hands on, from his parents’ Beatles and Elvis records, to 70’s rock and 80’s hair-bands, and later on to more progressive metal, funk, and soul with groups like Kings X.
"What would you do" is taken from the band´s second album "N.O.G.A.F", available now on CDBaby.com.

Take The Day drop hard-hitting rock track Song For The Broken

Hailing from Pittsburg, Kansas Take The Day is a hard-hitting rock band that has quickly become a major contender in the Midwest music scene. They believe in what they do and continue to push forward bringing their current fresh sound to listening ears.

For the past 7 years, Take The Day has toured the region and supported many national acts including Pop Evil, Gemini Syndrome, Saving Abel, Otherwise, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf), Tantric, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Seasons After, Another Lost Year, Bobaflex, No Resolve, Blameshift, and many others gaining them the reputation as a must see live act!

Take The Day is celebrating their recently released and warmly received single "Matches and Knives" which dropped on 4/20/18 and was co-written, produced, and engineered by Chris Dawson and Jimmy Beattie of Seasons After. It's been said that it's "a serious follow up" to their previous release "Take Everything" which broke the top 100 of the Nielsen Active Rock Charts just months prior.

Take The Day continues to write, record, and play select regional dates as they prepare for the premiere of their next single "Song For The Broken" on 1/11/19.

Active rock time with explosive new single Awakening from Throw The Fight

Rock/metal band Throw The Fight are currently in the studio working on their 4th LP with Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, From Ashes to New, Polaris), check out the first taste with the new single Awakening, out today.




Thursday, January 10, 2019

Electronic rock artist Soul Extract reveals new single Superheroes

"Superheroes", the first single from anticipated release of electronic rock artist Soul Extract’s sophomore album Filaments, coming April 2019 on the FiXT label, further traverses the progressive, poignant, exploratory sound of Soul Extract. 

Who are we forced to become when there’s no one we can turn to and we are left to save ourselves? Emotive and vividly visual, Soul Extract’s climatic electronic rock single "Superheroes" delves into the struggle of conjuring the actualized self. 

Reach power pop euphoria with Sloan

Sloan is four distinct songwriting voices — guitarists Patrick Pentland and Jay Ferguson, bassist Chris Murphy and drummer Andrew Scott — that nonetheless form a cohesive collective. Long-time Toronto scenesters who will always call Halifax home.

Muchmusic and rock-radio regulars who — via their own murderecords label — maintain strong ties to their indie roots. Money-city maniacs who have a soft spot for sweet sugar tunes. Music vets who, instead of coasting on their cred, continue to challenge themselves with each record.

Sloan´s 12th album simply called 12 is out now.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Starset frontman head into electronic music with new project MNQN

MNQN is the new project from Starset frontman Dustin Bates, the first two singles "Animal Oddity" and "Amphetamine" are out now and are taken from the forthcoming album out in 2019.
For fans of 80´s electronic music.

Monty Are I member in new project CNTRLLR

CNTRLLR is the artist alias of Los Angeles based songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and music director Stevie Aiello (Monty Are I). His first release is a cover of The Aces "Stuck".
Now available on Spotify and iTunes.

Brian Dalton take on orchestral rock in Drown

Missouri based artist Brian Dalton´s new single "Drown" is a blend of modern rock vocals with a modern pop musical accompaniment that will leave you wanting more of the same.
The song is available on CDBaby.com and is recommendable if you like Les Friction and Spiritual Machines.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Top 5 films 2018


2018 was a great year for film and here are the top 5 films if you ask me.
1.Bohemian Rhapsody
2.Halloween
3.A Star Is Born
4.Bumblebee
5.Avengers : Infinity war

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Spiritual Machines - new year, new music and a brave new world

Named after famed futurist/novelist Ray Kurzweil’s book The Age of the Spiritual Machines, The Spiritual Machines is Evan Frankfort (all instruments) and James Grundler (vocals). The band’s first album Volunteer (2014), is a science fiction concept album, one that can only be described as epic – an original headphone trip exploring the concept of living outside of one’s body.
The second album Awake Alert Alive Almost (2017) continued the journey of cinematic rock and now in 2019, the wait is over for the brand new song Brave New World. Available on CDBaby.
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thespiritualmachines7


Friday, January 4, 2019

American metallers Righteous Vendetta releases Like Poison single

RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA is ready for battle, driven by the fire of the classic New Wave Of American Metalcore movement, with a fresh melodic bent. They are primed todecimate the airwaves and the stage, with a unifying message of hope and inspiration, all delivered with smoldering intensity.

Arising from humble small town origins, Righteous Vendetta offer positivity and encouragement against adversity, with a sound of defiance and power. 

The deluxe edition of Reignite : The Fire Inside features 4 brand new unreleased tracks. The Wyoming based rock/metal band also released the new single Like Poison with special guest Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch).