NEW MUSIC: Metalcore stalwarts ZAO have revealed a new video for “Transitions” from the quintet’s first full-length in five years, The Crimson Corridor, available now! - WATCH IT HERE
ZAO’s new 60-minute, 11-song opus ranks as the near-three-decade-old group’s longest record since 2004’s The Funeral Of God, offering themes surrounding the manifestation of depression, anxiety and anger. Musically speaking The Crimson Corridor is all about extremes. While there are plenty of the band’s signature crushing riffs and abrasive vocals there are also a lot of moments of quiet tension. ZAO is not in a hurry and is not afraid to drop back and build quiet tension only to slam back roaring louder than before.
NEW MUSIC: Modern Metal Unit SCAR OF THE SUN Drops Exciting New Anthem for Title Track “Inertia” - WATCH IT HERE
Greek modern metal five-piece SCAR OF THE SUN is poised to reach the next level with the release of their otherworldly third full-length, Inertia, out May 14, 2021 via Napalm Records, and has dropped the exciting second single and official video for the album’s title track today!
After unveiling their hard-hitting first offering, “I Am The Circle”, quite recently, SCAR OF THE SUN is set to deliver their next smashing anthem with its catchy chorus, poised to stick in the listener’s mind forever. Taking off with an instrumental intro, “Inertia” evokes full aggression – raising a voice for everything that is about to come and lyrically dissecting the idea that those who run the world want society to be numb. The song is visually underlined and smartly grasped by an impressive music video, shot and directed by Achilleas Gatsopoulos.
SCAR OF THE SUN and on the video for “Inertia”:
“It's absolutely breathtaking to watch your emotions and words that you put on paper being materialized and visualized in such a magnificent way! The work of Achilleas Gatsopoulos exceeded our expectations for one more time! Achilleas perceived and depicted the whole Inertia album lyrical concept and he managed to fit it in a four minute masterpiece of a video. We hope everyone will enjoy it as much as we do!”
Achilleas Gatsopoulos adds:
“Picking up from where the album cover left off, the band's trademark Jugendstil/Dieselpunk/Ancient Minoan design elements were combined with an Expressionist Film approach in order to breathe life into the intricate illustration and manifest the lyrical concepts into visual form.”
NEW MUSIC: Bullet To The Heart releases their Official Video for "Birth Of A Tragedy" - WATCH IT HERE
NEW MUSIC: Metal Frontrunners TETRARCH Reveal Blisteringly Heavy New Single, "Negative Noise" + Official Music Video - WATCH IT HERE
Breakout metal stars TETRARCH have continued to deliver on their promise of taking over the metal scene in 2021 with the release of their two successful new singles, "I'm Not Right" and "You Never Listen", and today - in anticipation of their new album Unstable (out April 30 via Napalm Records) - they're dropping a third!
Their most aggressive single yet, "Negative Noise", sees TETRARCH enter full-on blisteringly heavy metal territory with an addictive modern twist. The sonic call to rise above the mediocre static that surrounds us stands tall as a vigorous, unrelenting banger - walloping with gritty riffage, forceful growls and an unrelenting double bass assault. The track impacts today alongside a hard-as-nails music video.
NEW MUSIC: LAMB OF GOD Releases Live Quarantine Session Video for “Routes” Featuring Testament’s Chuck BillyLamb Of God (Deluxe Version) Available this Friday - WATCH IT HERE
LAMB OF GOD has debuted a new live quarantine session video for the track “Routes,” featuring a guest appearance by Testament vocalist Chuck Billy. “Routes” is taken from last year’s self-titled release, which will see the deluxe version reissue this Friday, March 26 via Epic Records.
Watch the “Routes” live quarantine video now at https://Lamb-of-God.lnk.to/RoutesQuarantineVideo.
“It’s always an honor to be asked to perform with LAMB OF GOD, especially on this song,” says Billy, who also lent his voice to the album version of the song. “It has such a deep meaning for me personally with my native American heritage. I’m happy Randy included me to get the message out about what is going on with Native Americans in the USA.”
Pre-orders for the three-disc Lamb Of God (Deluxe Version) and the Lamb of God: Live in Richmond, VA 12" vinyl are available now. The CD/DVD set features the critically acclaimed 2020 release with two bonus tracks and a live version of the album, along with a DVD featuring the first of LAMB OF GOD's two ultra-successful livestream events from the fall.
In addition to performing Lamb Of God in its entirety, the performance features an encore of four songs including “Ruin,” “Contractor,” “512,” and the debut live performance of “The Death Of Us,” a new song the band wrote and recorded in quarantine for the Bill & Ted Face The Music movie and soundtrack. The DVD also includes a new director's cut with bonus material. Watch the trailer for the deluxe package now at https://youtu.be/ihoFtYAfgEc. Digital copies will contain only Disc 1 and Disc 2. A separate vinyl edition of Lamb Of God - Live From Richmond, VA will also be available.
TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: JINJER Announces 2021 Rescheduled North American Headline Tour Featuring Special Guests Suicide Silence - READ IT HERE
Internationally hailed Ukrainian modern metal juggernaut JINJER have unequivocally proven that even while facing a worldwide shutdown, they never stop – continuing to work harder than ever as they earn their reputation as metal’s hottest new export! With streaming counts in the millions and a stellar catalog of critically acclaimed music, the band never tires of distributing their mercilessly heavy, progressive music to the masses.
With this said, it comes as no surprise that JINJER is ahead of the game on upcoming performance plans too, as they’ve just announced the official rescheduling of their 2020 North American tour, with many new cities added. The tour, dubbed “Coming to America 2021”, features special guest heavy icons Suicide Silence! Kicking off in Seattle, WA on October 22, the tour will traverse for over a month – stopping in major cities such as Vancouver, BC, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Toronto, ON, Brooklyn NY, Houston, TX and more before ending on December 12 in Phoenix, AZ.
Tickets will become available for pre-sale via Live Nation and local venues this coming Thursday, March 25 at 10:00 AM local time, with general on-sale starting the following day, Friday, March 26, also at 10:00 AM local time. Visit http://jinjer-metal.com/ for more details and see below for all tour dates. Tickets for all of the original 2020 dates will be honored.
NEW MUSIC: SMALL TOWN TITANS Release Official Music Video for "9 to 5"! New Album, The Ride, Out NOW - LISTEN TO IT HERE
York, PA Heavy Rock Band SMALL TOWN TITANS have released the official music video for their single, "9 to 5." Filmed by Nesmith Films and directed by the band's own Ben Guiles, "9 to 5" is off of the recently released The Ride LP, available NOW via AntiFragile Music.
"'9 to 5' is the ultimate salute to the hard worker and how they deserve to enjoy the fruits of their labors once in a while. We all deserve to take a load off, and that's what this song is all about." - Phil Freeman
NEW MUSIC; Sydney, Australia Punk Rock / Celtic Folk band The Rumjacks drop their new single and video for "Light In My Shadow" off of their new album Hestia which is out now! - WATCH IT HERE
NEW MUSIC: Huntington Beach, CA band THEM EVILS Declare War on 2020 Carnage with Explosive Single & Live Video for "Pour out Another One" - WATCH IT HERE
“Pour out Another One” is best described as an anthemic middle finger to what COVID-19 has done to the music industry over the course of the past year. After linking up with Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft (Escape The Fate) and Aaron Edwards, we wanted to write a song that embodied the attitude of just saying 'f*ck it, let’s throw a few back' and party our way through this." - Jake Massanari
NEW MUSIC: Modern Metal Frontrunners TETRARCH to Release New Album, Unstable, on April 30 and Watch the Official Music Video for New Single “You Never Listen” - WATCH IT HERE
After making massive strides at media, radio, streaming and beyond in 2020, breakout metal stars TETRARCH are about to own 2021 with the release of their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album, Unstable, scheduled to drop on April 30 via Napalm Records! The album is available for pre-order in several exciting formats.
Following the release of their latest hit “I’m Not Right” – an anthem that cracked the Mediabase Active Rock Top 30 and has commanded the scene since its release with over four million combined cross-platform streams – TETRARCH have revealed another blazing new single, “You Never Listen”. The earworm ode to relationships-gone-bad, which premiered via SiriusXM Liquid Metal, packs a punch with chunky, breakneck riffs and a sing-a-long worthy chorus, proving it as an accessible yet dynamic knockout.
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