With their new record The Perfect Cult just about to be released, Swedish industrial rockers Deathstars have put out a lyric video for the new song "Explode." The Perfect Cult was recorded in several studios, produced by guitarist/keyboardist Nightmare, along with Roberto Laghi (Entombed, In Flames). The mix was handled by legendary Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Within Temptation), while the mastering was done by Svante Forsbäck (Volbeat, Rammstein).
Seether have just released "Words As Weapons," the first single from their upcoming album Isolate and Medicate. With 11 #1 singles and an impressive 17 Top 5 hits across multiple formats, it's no surprise that "Words As Weapons" is already Top 10 and climbing at Active Rock Radio. The track quickly became a highlight for fans at some of the country's biggest rock festivals last month including Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma and the band’s own Rise Above Fest.
Toronto, Ontario's Tiny Danza have released a new video for the track "Killin' It." The band has been featured at The Beaches International Jazz Festival, NXNE, Canadian Music Week, Halifax Pop Explosion, Festival Envol et Macadam and after winning Indie Week Toronto, headlined Indie Week Ireland during the European leg of the festival in 2012. Their hit single "Beat Fly," from their first full-length album You Could Have It All... has garnered them much critical acclaim internationally through features on Much Music, CBC Radio 3, Blind I For The Kids, and Whotune. It was featured on The Amazing Compilation alongside Colm Wilkinson, Natalie McMaster and Dan Hill of Blue Rodeo to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. As well, the single was featured by Harmonix as a playable download on the popular game RockBand for Xbox 360 and PS3.
Mastodon have just released their innovative new video for "High Road," the first single from their new album Once More Round the Sun. The video was directed by Roboshobo, and stars a host of experienced LARPers (acolytes of Live Action Role Playing, for those not in the know) fighting each other with toy swords and pool noodles. Once More Round the Sun is Mastodon's follow up to 2011's The Hunter. In addition to the album's release, Mastodon also have a summer tour that they have already embarked on.
Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Preludes, Johannesburg rock band Climate Control has experienced an unforgettable 12 months, performing at Krank'd Up 2013, Sunfest 5 and RAMfest 2014, as well as sharing the stage with international heavyweights such as Affiance, Dead Letter Circus, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Dreamshade, Killswitch Engage and Trivium. Now the band is back with another explosive single titled "Tidal Wave." Produced by Clinton Watts (Bury Tomorrow, Truth & Its Burden, OneDaySky) and mastered by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans), "Tidal Wave" is the evolution of Climate Control. "We've never been more confident in something we've created," declares vocalist/guitarist Nicolas Gonzalez. "We wanted to release something as emotional, warm, and enveloping as we could, and it's gone beyond what we expected it to grow into."
In the year Vladimir Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and Danny Dyer's career bottomed out with a starring role in Eastenders, Guidford based angular-punk quartet Trails announce a new video and details of their forthcoming debut album! Following a two week European headline tour, the band have revealed the video for their new track "Egos At The Door" and announced news of their debut album Crooked Trees to be funded by a Kickstarter project. The new single is the first track to be taken from the album. Circling the underground rock scene like a ravenous shark for the past two years, so far taking their unique sound across boundaries from Dundee to Brighton and Amsterdam to Nuremburg, Trails encapsulate the positivity of punk rock, with raw vocals and a freedom of expression that eludes most of their contemporaries set alongside a vicious, concentrated barrage of guitars and a strong work ethic.
New York's Footage Of A Yeti has just released their brand new single, entitled "Animals" coming from the band's 2013 release The Prophecy.
Soon after dropping the video for their first single "You Will Know My Name," Arch Enemy have quickly followed it up with the release of their latest single and video for "No More Regrets." The song comes from the band's ninth LP War Eternal. War Eternal was recorded in various studios during winter 2013/2014 and produced by the band themselves with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Kreator) mixing and mastering the album at Fascination Street Studio.
Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse Sonic Syndicate have released the first song off the band's upcoming fifth studio album. Commented guitarist, main songwriter and founding member, Robin Sjunnesson: "We decided to go with this one as a 'self-titled' release. Mainly because as an album we have put everything we've got into it. All of our experience as musicians, the evolution of the music, the sound from all eras of the band, and also the road we have taken as people. This is us, this is Sonic Syndicate in all its beauty and destruction. It shows our strength, our love for melody, our scars, our energy." Sonic Syndicate will also feature a guest appearance by Soilwork's gifted vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid on the track "Before You Finally Break." The US version of the album will feature three bonus tracks.
Architects UK have just released a brand new video for their latest single "Gravedigger." "Gravedigger" is the first track off of their sixth studio album Lost Forever, Lost Together. The album debuted at #16 on the UK Album Chart, making it the band's highest charting album and biggest first week sales in their ten-year career. Architects UK were recently nominated for 'Best Album' at the 2014 Kerrang! Awards and 'Best UK Band' at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. The band will be performing at a number of festivals in the UK and Europe this summer, including Reading and Leeds and Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park. Architects UK plan to return to North America later this year.
Rise Against have revealed the first single from their recently announced album The Black Market via a new lyric video today for the track "I Don't Want to Be Here Anymore." The Black Market marks Rise Against's seventh studio album in over 15 years as a band. In support of the record, the band will perform at all three Riot Fests in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver, in addition to the Made In America Festival in Los Angeles.
Animus Divine have premiered their new video for "No Respect," the lead single from Animus Divine’s new album NOVO, which was produced by From First To Last and D.R.U.G.S. guitarist Matt Good. "A stressful shoot for our first music video, at least for us director Jeremy Tremp was true professional. Our original set idea had fallen through and the staff of the band rooms where we were planning on shooting at were not being cooperative in giving us access to areas they would otherwise have given us," said Animus Divine frontman Chuck Clark. "We ended up saying fuck it and brought all our gear out back, re-arranged some things and started shooting. The staff was less then pleased to say the least, but after a stern warning we continued. I think 'No Respect' fit the situation perfectly."
Every Time I Die have shared their new NSFW video for "Decayin' With The Boys" in which the band plays a show at an over-the-top house party. The video is the follow-up to the "Thirst" video that follows two diehard ETID fans trying to get to the party. On July 1, the Buffalo, NY hardcore heroes will release their newest album From Parts Unknown. The album title, From Parts Unknown, refers to the band approaching things in a completely different way this time. With 16 years under their belt, it would have been easy to go into autopilot and do the same thing but that would have been "boring and baseless," according to front man Keith Buckley. With new faith and energy injected into their craft, ETID went into the studio with heavyweight Kurt Ballou at his Godcity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. The band stayed at a notoriously haunted home near the studio where the band was fully aware of the presence of something else. Maybe it was that and the book-obsessed Buckley reading on magic and the occult that inspired the band's most awesomely devastating release.
Emmure is proud to present the music video for the heavy-hitting single off of their sixth studio album, Eternal Enemies, “E”. Serving as homage to their loyal legion of fans, “E” will undoubtedly be the catalyst for thousands of mosh-pits to come. Bold, lawless, and cutthroat, Emmure prove once again that they are on the ground floor of innovative, venue-packing heavy metal. Emmure is now on tour in support of Eternal Enemies, heading to Europe before their headlining run on the Victory Records Stage all summer at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
"Alive" is the new video from Washington, D.C. area alternative rock band The Age of the Universe. The group's debut album, Singularity, is an unpredictable and uncompromising cocktail of punk, alternative rock and psychedelia. Think members of Pink Floyd jamming with someone from Muse and Black Sabbath. This is in-your-face and inspirational rock music that lingers on the echoes from the '70s, yet looks forward to a creative and personal future.
California technical death metal perpetrators, Inanimate Existence, who feature within their corrosive ranks members of Brain Drill and Son Of Aurelius, will drop their sophomore full-length, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement, later this month. In preparation for the release, the band has hurled forth the menacing new lyric video for "Staring Through Fire." Tracked by Max Zigman (Son of Aurelius, Smaragos) at Parade Outrageous in Santa Cruz and produced by Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement delivers eight conceptual tracks of progressive punishment. A vehement movement doused in brutality, grace and surgical precision, "Staring Through Fire," will blast the flesh right off your bones. Comments the band, "We decided to release this track as a lyric video because we feel that it stands as a solid representation of the album's concept as well as the overall style of music we're presenting."
Canadian rockers The Mohrs are gearing up to release their debut self-titled LP later this year. Produced by friend and mentor Hawksley Workman, the powerful record combines sophisticated riff-based rock-pop and is set to be released later this year on Light Organ Records. The Mohrs are led by Winnipeg-native Jackie Mohr and guitarist Marc Girardin. Working with their friend and mentor, Hawksley Workman, Jackie and Marc honed in on their songwriting and voice that would eventually become the sound of The Mohrs. Adding musical friends Max Trefler (drums) and Greg Markham (bass) into the mix, The Mohrs were complete. Almost a year and half later, The Mohrs have put together an album that is reminiscent of '90s grunge and '80s rock. Check out the just released video for the new single "Perfectly Sane."
Killer Be Killed, the new band comprised of Max Cavalera (Soulfly, ex-Sepultura), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and Dave Elitch (ex-The Mars Volta), have released the official music video for the opening track and hit single, "Wings of Feather and Wax." The video was shot by renowned director Thomas Mignone of Doom Inc. (Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down, Cradle of Filth, Mudvayne, Suicide Silence). Killer Be Killed recently released their critically acclaimed debut on Nuclear Blast Entertainment in North America. The record came in at #58 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart and at #3 on the Hard Rock Chart, in its first week of sales.
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Household has unleashed a raw yet mature blend of modern, melodic hardcore.
Grand Rapids based post-hardcore band, Fine Fine Titans have premiered their latest "Ellipsis" music video. The track is off their Erik Ron (Panic at the Disco, Foxy Shazam, Chiodos, New Years Day) produced EP, Omega. When asked about the inspiration behind the video, vocalist Jennifer Bartlett shared, "The lyrics in 'Ellipsis' reflect on a relationship where a woman feels trapped and spellbound by a man who is flighty in his affection. Often soaring onto the next convenient opportunity, he secretly thrives off the attention he gets by loving and leaving and although she is well aware of the manipulation, the spell is deeply infectious. So for this video, we wanted to focus on how the turmoil of that relationship affected her emotional and mental state and leads to her desperation to break free from those ties of the past."