With an enthralling live show that has won over countless fans and critics, Los Angeles quartet The Henry Clay People are thrilled to hit the road this summer in support of their upcoming album Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives. The five-week tour beginning June 14th will see the band share the stage with Motion City Soundtrack, These United States and Futurebirds, along with their own headlining dates.
From one of the most amazing rock towns of all time Seattle, Washington comes Branden Daniel & the Chics. Singer and guitarist Branden Daniel is all about getting down and dirty like the good old days long gone of Iggy Pop. Previously known as Branden Daniel and Everybody Gets Laid, the band released an EP in 2008 called Everybody Gets Laid which immediately received a very warm reception - from observers around the band's hometown of Seattle all the way to Bristol, U.K. where the BBC exclaimed that the band was "ready to take over the world." In 2009, Daniel created a new band and changed the name to The Chics and enlisted a new guitarist in Aaron Schroeder and a new drummer with Matt Winter.
Trevose, PA artist Session 606 is the brainchild of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Masington. Ant Mas previously was one third of Josh Eppard's (Coheed & Cambria) rock project, Mours. Masington also previously played guitar in Weerd Science's live band, and was the frontman of The Flatline Symphony.
Azoic came together as recently as 2011 and is a two man project out of all places, Iceland. This new duo delivers as they put it: "sense thrusting waves of unorthodox black metal". Featuring members from other groups the likes of Atrum, Beneath and Offerings, Azoic intends on releasing their debut record titled Gateways in the Summer of 2012.
Reverence is the USA power metal band featuring former Savatage, Tokyo Blade and Jack Starr's Burning Starr members, Steve "Doc Killdrums" Wacholz (drums), Bryan Holland (guitar) and Frank Kruckel (Bass), Todd Michael Hall (vocals), and Sanxtion's, Pete Rossi (guitar) and with guest appearance by Sanxtion, drummer Tony Rossi.
Black Swan Anatomy is a band with a message. From Barcelona, Spain, this particular group identifies with a whole new generation of young people, one that stands up against the current global tyranny. The generation that BSA most closely identifies with is the one that seeks radical change and progress regarding the way we see ourselves and the world around us. Musically speaking, the band defines itself as a mixture of various musical styles, from funk to metal, to grunge and blues and even reggae and Latin sounds.
Germany's Dunkelheit Produktionen will release Wijsgeer & Narreman from Dutch Black Metal act Laster. Atmospheric black metal with hypnotic riffs and inspired by J.W. von Goethe's Faust, Wijsgeer & Narreman will be released on MCD (August 1st) and Cassette format (June 1st). Laster (meaning libel) was founded and located in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The band consists of N. (Northward) and W. Damiaen (Omninihilist, Sea of Trees, Willoows, Whtie Oak). Wijsgeer & Narreman is recommended for fans of Urfaust and Austere.
After 22 years of deafening silence, UK crust punk godfathers Deviated Instinct have returned with a vengeance! The influential outfit just came off a decimating appearance at Maryland Death Fest X, and are on the road with labelmates and like-minded punks Dresden. Look for them at the Chaos in Tejas festival as well. Profane Existence are honored to present the band's first brand new recording in decades - a four-track EP entitled Liberty Crawls to the Sanctuary of Slaves.
Portuguese doomsters Process of Guilt are currently streaming their forthcoming new album FÆMIN in its entirety through their bandcamp page. Check it out just below! Set for release through Division Records on June 11, FÆMIN is the culmination of everything Process of Guilt have learnt over the years and easily stands as greatest and most accomplished effort in band's discography.
Kyoto Drive formed in 2009 when Birmingham boys Adam, Mike and brothers Mark and Chris united with a vision of creating uplifting, catchy and powerful music. Immediately the band began moving forward; they got themselves a van, started touring the UK and began releasing music. Only two years later and the group had earned themselves supporting slots on UK and European tours with The Morning Of and Rookie Of The Year and Mae, as well as shared the stage with pop rock heavy weights The Starting Line, Hit The Lights and Young Guns.
Glasglow, Scotland rock group Twin Atlantic have had a whirlwind of a career so far. Formed in 2007, the band immediately hit the ground running with the release of their debut along with shows with some very noteworthy bands. After the release of their 2009 mini-album Vivarium, the guys were picked up as a supporting act for tours with Blink 182, My Chemical Romance and The Gaslight Anthem. The group criss-crossed North America and Europe, which along with some mainstream attention from the music press, helped start a hype around them.
Doctor Veritas, the third album from Ukraine's Experimental death/black metal act Svyatogor, is out now via Svarga Music. Along with melodic fragments and penetrating vocals, the solos smack of classical heavy metal and the saxophone gives the music jazz and art-rock tendencies, all of which is rooted in black metal. Lyrics are written in Russian, Ukrainian, English and French languages and devoted to the problems of society, preparation of human emotions, reflection on the subject of contemporary history, structure of the universe, and macrocosm.
Despite being perpetually too poor to drink dusted dive-bar drafts, Stockholm's Holograms still manage to projectile vomit their fare share of poison. Their regurgitations originate more from the nausea inherent with menial labor in the desolate warehouses of Sweden than alcohol abuse; ultimately making it more enjoyable to sift through.
Portugal's Annihilation was formed in 2004 by four friends who wanted to create their own sound. After some line-up changes the band joined forces with Copro/Casket Records for a worldwide release of their album Against The Storm.
The connecticut hardcore band Manners is currently streaming their new song "Widowmaker" from their upcoming record to be released on New Jersey label MorseCode Recordings owned by Derek Morse as well as Rachel Rosen from Most Precious Blood / Indecision / The Wage Of Sin / SFA / Caninus. Rachel and Derek started the label to give back to a music scene that saved both of these founders' lives and to release music from bands that they could stand behind 100%.
You can rest assured that you'll probably never find a band quite like Bukowski Family. The group consists of six members all with the last name Bukowski and all wearing scary, bloody masks that conceal their identity. If you thought Slipknot was bad-ass then you definitely have never checked out the Bukowski brothers. These guys are so hardcore they make Slipknot look like the Mickey Mouse Club. Each member of the family has their own "story," vividly detailed on the Bukowsky Family official website.
In anticipation of their June 12th record release Hello Hum on Capitol Records/EMI, award-winning rock band Wintersleep are offering their song "Resuscitate" for free download.
The San Francisco-based duo Tidelands will release its sophomore album We’ve Got A Map on August 7th. The album’s first single and video "The New Black" is now available for download from your favourite little rock site. We’ve Got A Map is the follow-up to the band’s debut If... released last year.
Extreme metallers The Agonist will finally be unleashing their long-awaited third studio album, Prisoners, on June 4th in Europe and June 5th in North America via Century Media Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has now premiered a new track, "Predator & Prayer" online - check it out below.
Bullet Tooth's latest signing Throw The Fight have lined up record release shows for June in anticipation of the release of their debut album What Doesn't Kill Us (out June 26). Fans can stream the first single "Not So Hollywood" and get first dibs on exclusive pre-order packages at the Bullet Tooth webstore. Throw The Fight continues the tradition of former acts from Minneapolis by delivering an authentic display of metal-edged, hard rock. It's the kind of energy one hears on the band's newest album, the John Feldmann (Atreyu, The Used) produced, What Doesn't Kill Us.