A live video clip of "Ghost Love Score" - taken from the upcoming Showtime, Storytime DVD by Finnish symphonic storytellers Nightwish has just dropped. Featuring Nightwish's two newest members - vocalist Floor Jansen and Troy Donockley on pipes, whistles, and vocals – and directed by Ville Lipiäinen (30 Seconds To Mars, HIM), Showtime, Storytime was shot with seventeen cameras at this year's Wacken Open Air Festival in front of 85,000 fans. The band's 110-minute live performance was the first of three final shows of the band's 2013 "Imaginaerum World Tour" which consisted of 104 concerts in 34 countries and a total audience of over 1.5 million fans around the globe.
After releasing their extensive CD/DVD set, The Retinal Circus last week, the Devin Townsend Project is now premiering a video clip of "Kingdom" taken from the DVD. Featuring a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend's entire career, The Retinal Circus takes place at London's historic Roundhouse venue and includes a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more.
The Vim Dicta is a young power trio conjure the kind of excitement felt in the late 1960s when three man bands like Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience were taking the music world by storm. formed a little over a year ago from LA’s re-energized underground music scene and have worked hard to hone their sound and personnel. Original members Cori Elliott, 21, (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) and Matt Tunney, 20, (lead guitar/backing vocals) make up the nucleus of the trio and have set the tone for the band's remarkable sound along with NYC-based Chicago native Chris "the Fuse" Infusino, 28, (drums and percussion). Already veterans of the road, The Vim Dicta have played over 120 live shows at a diverse collection venues in Southern California and New York City ranging from small "hipster" clubs to large well-known halls. They've put in time at music festivals such as SXSW; the Sunset Strip Music Festival; BuzzBand and L.A.’s Chinese Lunar New Year Festival.
Heaven's Basement have released a live video of their Top 20 single, "Fire, Fire," from Download Festival 2013. The live video release comes just weeks after the band released an acoustic version of the same track with a free download. Both releases have come while the UK-based rockers are in the middle of their tour with The Pretty Reckless. Heaven’s Basement's "Fire, Fire" is the first single from their debut album Filthy Empire. The track blazed its way up the Active Rock chart, reaching #12. Filthy Empire was produced by John Feldman (The Used, Papa Roach, Black Veil Brides).
Five piece "fun rock" band One Days Notice released a new music video for their song "Finish What We Started". The song is off the band's new full-length album When Dinosaurs Get Drunk, which was produced by Jim Wirt (Incubus, Something Corporate) at Crushtone Studios in Cleveland, Ohio along with additional production from Ben Schigel (Machine Gun Kelly). The video was shot by Matt Howard and is made up of footage from their album release show at the Cleveland House of Blues. "This song is about a person who decides to end a relationship and then regrets it," says guitarist Jesea Lee. "Sometimes when you're in a relationship you have that 'grass is always greener on the other side' mindset and then once you end things you think 'Shit, I messed up, can we just pretend that didn't happen."
Dark Roots Of Thrash, a DVD/2CD release documenting Bay Area veterans Testament’s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this past February, will be released in October. Dark Roots Of Thrash was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (Death Angel, Kataklysm, Soilwork) and mixed by Juan Urteaga (Vile, Exodus, Sadus, Machine Head). It captures a total of 19 live tracks with countless cams onstage and high above the audience, plus a special moshpit cam that makes you feel like you're actually there. Testament will be on tour starting in October with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Huntress.
The March Divide is the first new musical endeavor for Jared Putnam since the dissolve of the emo-tinged rock bank The Conversation nearly six years ago. Jared debuted the first new March Divide material in the Spring of 2013 with the Music for Film LP (via Dead Letter Records), which got the attention of tastemakers like American Songwriter, Under The Radar Magazine and Austin's NPR affiliate KUTX. Since then, Jared has spent most of his time touring behind the record, but did find time to record and release a follow up EP titled Music for Television, which came out in July on Dead Letter Records.
In order to introduce their new singer Chris Barretto, UK's Monuments have filmed and released a live clip from their show at Ghostfest UK. Said the band, "thanks to Ghostfest, to its organizers and its punters for making this gig one to remember. We didn't want to forget Chris' Monumental virginity so we got our friend Richard at Dark Fable Media to capture it!" Monuments have recently announced the last row of tour dates that will wrap up the touring cycle of their last album Gnosis. Co-headline will come from the Australian alternative rock outfit Dead Letter Circus.
New York alternative-rock outfit The Cringe, comprised of front singer and lyricist John Cusimano, James Rotondi (ex-Air, Mr. Bungle), bassist Jonny Matias (ex-Crash Moderns) and drummer Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live Band, Bruce Springsteen) are back with their new live single "Lord Jim" off of their 2012 release Hiding in Plain Sight. Raw as rock music should be, this video plays like forgotten concert footage. Cusimano delivers each line with the swagger and snarl of a 1970's frontman in his element. Hiding in Plain Sight is the fourth studio album of The Cringe, packed with gritty, artful song writing, rock prowess, and the impressive musicality that can only come from years of honing and perfecting the seemingly lost art of being a band. Together since 2004, The Cringe are no strangers to this art.
After approximately thirteen years apart, New York post-hardcore band Quicksand reunited for a second time as the unannounced "special guest" on the fourth night of the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary Shows at The Glass House in Pomona, California. All of the original members appeared on stage for the first time since 1999, performing a five-song set. In January, the band embarked on their first U.S. tour in fifteen years. Quicksand played to a packed Slim's along with Mastodon, High on Fire, Saviours, and Hot Lunch during Converse Represent in San Francisco at the end of last week. The group turned the volume up to 11 in this explosive performance of "Fazer."
Sworn In will release their debut full-length album The Death Card on August 20th. The Chicago metalcore/hardcore band has previously released two EPs - Catharsis and Start/End. Sworn In recently played the Skate and Surf Festival and just wrapped a tour with For The Fallen Dreams, Hundredth, Upon This Dawning, Gideon, Wolves At The Gate, and To The Wind. The band has previously toured with King Conquer, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life and Adaliah and have played the New England Metal Fest, Jamboree, and SXSWhat.
Baby Bee has released its four-song debut EP, The Shaker, featuring the first single "High Heel Leather Boots." The two-piece featuring brothers Joe Stark (vocals, guitar) and David Stark (drums) stir up a slippery gumbo of swaggering rock 'n' roll, swamp blues, and Southern soul. It's an enigmatic sound that owes as much to Cleveland Crochet as it does to Queens of the Stone Age. That style comes to life on "High Heel Leather Boots." A hyper kinetic riff rides at full speed forward locked into the propulsive drum stomp. You're going to want to "kick it like heel leather boots" the second you hear it. Produced by the legendary Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Stone Temple Pilots), the collection also features "Jet Black", "Another and Another," two more rousing rockers.
As They Burn have premiered a new music video for the song “Medicine 2.0” from their album Will, Love, Life, which features the Parisian metalheads performing live to a sea of banging heads at Hellfest Open Air 2012 in Paris, France. The first track on the album, "Medicine 2.0" is classic As They Burn with atmospheric melodies, groove-inspired riffs and aggressive vocals. Keyboardist, Bastien Jacquesson comments, "Medicine 2.0" is first time we used the classic verse/ chorus/ verse/ chorus/ bridge/ chorus song structure. The epic chorus keeps it from being simply another deathcore song."
Single Mothers are a Canadian hardcore/punk band making a name for themselves touring with bands like Touché Amoré. Known for their dangerously explosive live show and the palpable tension that bleeds into their music, Single Mothers has ran through ten members since its inception in 2008, and has broken up countless times. However, after disbanding in early 2011 the band quietly posted their final EP online. Promoted on the strength of the band's "Christian Girls" music video, the EP sold out in weeks. Now the band is rolling right along and have released a live video for their song "Baby."
Escape The Fate have released another clip from Live At The Roxy with "Until We Die." Live At The Roxy is available with the deluxe version of Ungrateful which has been #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart since its release last week. After defeating Skillet, We Came As Romans, Pierce The Veil, The Used, and Megadeth, the band recently entered Loudwire's Cage Match Hall Of Fame this week. The band will be on tour all Spring, including dates on "The Connection Tour" with Papa Roach and a number of headlining shows. The band will be touring with Hollywood Undead in July and have added a handful of dates to their UK tour.
Chimaira have debuted a brand new single called "All That's Left is Blood" from their upcoming new LP Crown Of Phantoms. Chimaira has made headlines in recent weeks for their IndieGoGo campaign, which was launched to fund an alternate CD/DVD version of Crown Of Phantoms. After meeting their goal in less than two weeks, there is still a few weeks left for fans to take advantage of the unique perks the band is offering. Visit the official IndieGoGo campaign site for more info. The band is wrapping up a highly successful run on the Don't Pray For Us Tour supporting Asking Alexandria and will be back out on the road soon.
Caspian has just released a video for the track "Gone In Bloom and Bough" live from the ApK session. The song can be found on their latest album, Waking Season, released last September. The band, whose debut album came out in 2007, has already played over 500 concerts in 30 countries on 3 continents including a recent full US tour with Minus The Bear and Cursive. Their unique sound separates them as one of the most forward moving bands in the music community. Waking Season marks the first time the band has incorporated vocals into their music and has already earned them much critical praise.
Canada's ultimate party band Cocaine Moustache kick off their latest boozed soaked western Canadian tour today at DV8 in Edmonton, AB. In celebration of this tour kick off the hard rockers have released a live performance video of the title track off their debut release On The Mirror for fans to inhale. The tour will be in continued support of their nine track sonic cocktail of booze-fueled anthems. On The Mirror was recorded with producer/Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) and was released via Reversed Records.
Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel are releasing their second record Arcane, featuring tracks recorded at Cube Studio. The album follows the release of the band's debut album Soundtrack From The Motion Picture released in 2010 on Deadlight Records. The well acclaimed debut album Soundtrack from the Motion Picture brought the band to rock European stages with bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Red Fang, Tokyo Sex Destruction as well as festivals like Hellfest, Eurockéennes, and Desertfest Berlin.
The Elijah have released a live video for the track, "In Fear", taken from their upcoming Live at the Underworld DVD, which was recorded at their very special Prog Mag sponsored show, performing alongside Niche - The London String Quartet. On 16 November 2012, 500 music fans watched in awe as the band and string players performed an immensely powerful rendition their debut album I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created in its entirety, and the experience can soon be relived on DVD. Live at the Underworld will be released on February 4th.