Ontario's metal bashers, Aquila, recently released their lyric video for "Bestia" from their upcoming second album called Valle Mortalitatis. The album was recorded at Spectre Sound Studio in Windsor, Ontario and vocal production was done by Jon Howard of Threat Signal in Hamilton, Ontario. Founded in 2006 by drummer Matt McGuire and guitarist Anthony Rimac while living together in Windsor Ontario, they decided to create heavy music and search for other members. Aquila's debut record Imperium came out in 2009.
The Wondergirls is a rock supergroup comprised of actor and songwriter Ashley Hamilton (vocals) who has teamed up with Jay Gordon (Orgy), Chris Lloyd (VP/A&R executive at Flip Records), and Doug Ardito (Guitarist of Puddle of Mudd) to form a new band. "Let’s Go All the Way" features Robbie Williams and is included on the Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall soundtrack. The group was originally conceived of in 1999 and then was revived in 2013. Former members of The Wondergirls include Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Ian Astbury of The Cult.
Roadrunner Records group Stone Sour have released a lyric video for "The Uncanny Valley," a track from their latest album, House of Gold & Bones Part 2.
Ohio metal outfit Legion have debuted a brand new song titled "He Became Death" off their forthcoming LP Woke due out July 30th, 2013. The record delivers upon the promise put down by their devastating EPs. No stone is left unturned when it comes to Legion’s targets, from the government to the church. Legion speaks their minds, musically and lyrically, without compromise. Legion is all about a genuine connection with their fans through authentic expression. Ultimately, Legion looks to create music that inspires listeners to be themselves. They are believers in the power of creativity and artistic achievement.
Blackened folk metal duo Moss Of Moonlight have released a lyric video for "Ēole" taken from the band's new album Winterwheel. Singer, drummer and percussionist Jenn Grunigen comments on the song: "Eole is a song about Hretha, a little-known Anglo Saxon goddess. Because not much is known about her, we took some liberties in creating a mythic cycle of her own - a depiction that is, in all likelihood, utterly wrong. But this album is not just about adhering to ancient ways - it's about creating new ones (and one common interpretation of Hretha is that she's associated with rebirth). This song tells of humanity's power to give life - even to goddesses; it's the story of an elk and her feral, wandering goddess-companion whose life force thrives in human blood." Winterwheel follows the highly acclaimed debut Seed, a concept album about a band of Pacific North Western rebels that rise up and create the Republic of Cascadia.
Taylor Momsen and her band The Pretty Reckless premiered the lyric video for "Follow Me Down" off their upcoming album Going To Hell
. The fierce hard rock song fully displays Taylor’s dark, alluring vocals. The chaos-loving hard rock band will continue to release new band updates on what they are calling "Hell Mondays" at their new website www.goingtohell.xxx
. The new album is set for release later this year.
In continued support of their sin-ridden new release Confessions, multi-platinum rockers Buckcherry have confirmed additional Summer tour dates that will span from Coast to Coast, and even into Canada. With new single "Nothing Left But Tears" currently making its mark at Active Rock radio, the band have premiered the track's lyric video. Comprised of Josh Todd on vocals, guitarists Keith Nelson and Stevie D, bassist Jimmy Ashhurst and drummer Xavier Muriel, Buckcherry start their summer tour June 20th in Colorado Springs, Colorado with special guests and label mates Girl On Fire.
Havok have released their new video for the band’s latest single, "Give Me Liberty... Or Give Me Death," taken from their forthcoming new album Unnatural Selection. Fans of the Denver thrash band are growing excited as the release date draws near. "Give Me Liberty... Or Give Me Death," impacted metal radio two weeks ago; the only single that week to land on CMJ's Loud Rock "Most Added" report for the week. Havok just completed their second European tour and will perform three special "hometown" pre-release shows June 21-23. The band will kick off their first headline tour of North America on July 22. Additional West Coast dates have been confirmed and the tour now stretches through early September.
Austin’s deputized resident rockers Scorpion Child have premiered the official psychedelic lyric video for the song "Liquor." The track comes off the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released in North America on June 25th. Primed to join the elite ranks of rock’s present day flag bearers such as Graveyard, The Sword, Wolfmother, and Rival Sons, Scorpion Child‘s first studio album - produced and arranged by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (The Answer, Jet, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Toadies, Dax Riggs) – is a shining contribution to the latest annuls in rock’s still-evolving history.
Rock/post-hardcore band Speaking The King's from Orange County, California have premiered the lyric video for the track "How You Work." The song comes off their debut Here To Stay EP, due out in North America on July 9th. The EP was recorded with A Day To Remember producer, songwriter, and former guitarist Tom Denney (Pierce The Veil, Secrets) in Florida. Speaking The King's was formed during the Winter of 2011 by guitarists Justin Bock and Mike Entin and drummer Will Peacock. Vocalist Bobby Burap then joining the ranks to round out the line-up. The band has shared stages with We Came As Romans, Bleeding Through, Winds Of Plague, Of Mice & Men, iwrestledabearonce, Darkest Hour, blessthefall, Secrets, and Close To Home, among others.
We Butter the Bread With Butter are pleased to be releasing their new EP titled Projekt Herz. The EP prepares fans for the band’s next full-length, Goldkinder, which will receive a late summer release. Despite having never set foot on U.S. soil or releasing a CD here, the band’s music has resonated heavily with a sizable fan base that have discovered them via social media and recommendations. A result of this was the band’s last full-length, Der Tag an dem die Welt unterging, cracking the iTunes Top 50 upon its release in 2010 without any domestic release or push. The Projekt Herz EP has already gained strong momentum on American radio, with the single “USA” receiving heavy airplay on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal.
Imminence Records' most recent signing Claps For Caroline has recently finished their Imminence Records debut EP and to celebrate the band has released the lyric video for their recent single, entitled "Vixen." The new EP is expected to be released later this Summer with the band releasing more details as the release gets closer.
Power metal act Arrayan Path are back with their new, fourth, album, IV: Stigmata, released worldwide on June 10th, 2013, through Pitch Black Records and judging by the numerous enthusiastic reviews the album has been receiving so far, it’s already looking like the band will have yet another album making it into several “best of the year” shortlists. A new lyric video of the song “Stigmata” has just been released while post-production has already started on the band’s first ever video clip.
Los Angeles based metal band Butcher Babies have released a lyric video for "I Smell A Massacre," the lead track from their debut album Goliath, out July 9 via Century Media Records. Goliath was produced by Josh Wilbur, best known for his work with Gojira, Lamb Of God and Hatebreed. The band - front-women Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner - will be mainstays on the Jagermeister stage of the Mayhem Festival this Summer.
These Hearts have released a lyric video for the song "Miserable" from their forthcoming sophomore album, Yours To Take, set for release on July 9th. The video takes a step inside the studio with These Hearts as they pour themselves into what will be one of the most talked about albums of the Summer. Yours To Take brings the music scene an honest, youthful exuberance that has been missing for some time.
Australian extremists The Amenta have posted a lyric video for the song "Sewer," which comes off their latest release, Flesh is Heir. Released in North American on May 7th, Flesh is Heir throws everything extreme about metal in a blender, tops it off with your face, hits the high speed button and lets things churn beyond recognition. This is music for when you no longer give a fuck about pleasing anyone but yourself. It is not Industrial. It is not death metal. It is not black metal. It is The Amenta.
My Heart To Fear just announced that their debut full-length, Algorithm, will drop July 9th via Solid State Records. Now the industrious band are sharing a first taste of the album with the world in the form of a lyric video standout track "The Witching Hour Pt. II." With the video for the original "Witching Hour" having garnered 110,000+ plays, "The Witching Hour Pt. II" provides a common thread to connect old fans to new. Similarly, building off of the band’s debut EP, Lost Between Brilliance and Insanity, Algorithm reinforces to a wider audience what the band's carefully cultivated fan base had previously known, that My Heart To Fear’s uncompromising metal attack couldn't be kept a secret for long.
Danish melodic death metal group Mercenary have released the lyric video for the title track of their upcoming album Through Our Darkest Days. Recorded with longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Heaven Shall Burn), Through Our Darkest Days is scheduled for release in North America on July 30th. Last weekend, Mercenary played the Beastival Open Air Festival, where they performed alongside Katatonia, Kataklysm and Wintersun, among others. The band will support the upcoming album on a Fall European headlining tour, which will include multiple dates in their home country Denmark. Previously, Mercenary has toured alongside Megadeth, Arch Enemy, King Diamond, Death Angel, Symphony X and have been featured twice at the annual ProgPower USA festival.
With the June 25th release of their fifth full-length album, Rescue & Restore, just three weeks away, August Burns Red have unveiled a lyric video for "Spirit Breaker." In support of Rescue & Restore, August Burns Red will return to the main stage of Warped Tour this Summer. Throughout the album, August Burns Red continue to do their part to challenge the conventions of heavy music. Over the course of 11 tracks, the band artfully blend piano, cello, violin, trumpet, various percussive elements and more into their sonic arsenal, taking their music into new aesthetic territory and contorting the boundaries of the genre.
UK rock group Heaven's Basement recently premiered a video clip for the song "I Am Electric." The song is featured on the band's debut album, Filthy Empire, which was released earlier this year. The band just wrapped up a batch of US festival circuit dates, as well as a tour with fellow rockers Buckcherry. The band will head back overseas for the Download Festival, and a string of UK dates, this month.