Metallic post-hardcore outfit Ken Mode have released a music video for the track "Secret Vasectomy" from the new album, Entrench. The 2012 Juno Award winning band have begun a North American tour, including a recently announced stretch of Canadian headlining dates. Touring a ton is nothing new for this band from Winnipeg as they've already been out on the road now for most of 2013.
Cilver just released the video for "In My Head" featuring Bumblefoot of Guns n' Roses fame. Cilver is a brand new, New York City rock band created from the ashes of Me Talk Pretty.
Chimaira has debuted their brand new video for "All That's Left Is Blood." The track can be found on the band's latest release, Crown Of Phantoms. This is the second official video for "All That's Left Is Blood" after a previous live version was released this past May. For more than a decade, Chimaira has been imposing its gravity on the metal community by continually touring the globe and selling more than a million albums worldwide. Their brand of heavy music has evolved and transcended both itself and the trends while maintaining its persistent, bludgeoning force. Chimaira is currently on tour with Threat Signal, The Browning, and Dark Sermon.
Chicago's up and coming alternative rockers Counterfeit I have released the music video for their single "Sahel." The track is taken off of the act’s newest EP Still that was released back in April. The EP, which is the band’s fourth release, consists of five songs that were produced and engineered by Sean Payne. Still features bittersweet hooks, dense sonic landscapes, and heavy guitars that create a mesmerizing journey for the listener, bringing them from melancholic lows to joyful and powerful highs. It is meant to be a cathartic experience for the listener to overcome the negativity in their life. Still is a comforting soundtrack to those experiencing loss and depression. The group's front man, Derek Allen, suffers from chronic depression and anxiety. The 21-year-old wrote and recorded Still to provide hope and solace for those in similar situations.
Cattle Decapitation has launched a brand new video for "Your Disposal" from their most recent album Monolith of Inhumanity. The band worked with Mitch Massie once again to create an irreverent, grotesque piece of video. Cattle Decapitation's Travis Ryan comments: "Director Mitch Massie has presented us all with a bizarre retelling of the story of Adam and Eve using themes from our latest album Monolith of Inhumanity. Here we see Eve giving birth to humanity, a living, breathing piece of primordial meat birthed into the dirt making its way through the garden of Eden, hell bent on destruction... A clean and conscious monolith foretelling what could be possible given the fact that humans exhibit superior traits of intelligence, instead the earth is flooded with technological fallout and debris by the hands of man. This video is very much a prequel to our other videos 'Forced Gender Reassignment' and of course, 'Kingdom of Tyrants'."
Snow White's Poison Bite is back with a brand new music video for the song "There’s A New Creep On The Block" from Featuring: Dr. Gruesome and the Gruesome Gory Horror Show. Recruiting members of their Chicago Horror Crew, Snow White's Poison Bite turned the Victory Records' video studio into a festive horror chamber. The band's high-energy line up consists of vocalist Allan "Jeremy Thirteenth" Cotterill, guitarist Tuomo "Tupi" Raisanen, bassist Hannu "Bobo" Saarimaa, and drummer Niko "Hoker Dine" Hyttinen.
Serianna just wrapped up in the studio for their new album Define Me with producer Josh Schroeder, who is responsible for new albums from For Today and The Color Morale. The new music is as heavy as ever and incredibly emotional as their fans have come to expect, much like their latest single "Deadweight" released this past October. The 13 song Define Me will be released on August 13, 2013. Serianna kicks off a US tour with In Dying Arms on August 6th. Guitarist and songwriter Kris Meyer-Ruef checked in about the band's new video "Exist To Outlive," "Working with Sam Link on this video was great, he's always done amazing work for us. This is a fresh face and a fresh start for us and we couldn't wait to share our new music and our new energy with everyone!"
Crossover legends Senser are very excited to announce the release of their fan-funded 5th studio album, To The Capsules on October 14th. Following a highly successful Pledgemusic campaign, Senser have recorded one of their finest works to date. Ranging from abrasive metal to groove driven hip hop to down-tempo electronica, To The Capsules is as eclectic as you would expect from the pioneers of crossover music, and with some uber slick production and powerful lyrical content, it has even surpassed the band’s expectations. Bassist James Barrett comments: "We've been totally blown away by the response to our pledge campaign, we’d like to thank everyone for getting involved and helping create what we feel is our best album to date. Can’t wait to take our new stuff out on the road and play it live, in the flesh, to everyone."
Atlanta post blackened noise duo Outer Gods recently joined forces with eclectic label imprint Domestic Genocide for the release of their Light Dims Eternal debut. Offering up five sordid tones of torment, Outer Gods conjure an absorbing audio voyage, their dismal soundscapes as corrosive as they are cathartic. Written and recorded and written by the band and mastered by James Andrew, Light Dims Eternal will be unleashed on July 30th. Over the course of 2012, the band embarked upon the release of two EPs - The Mountain’s Den and Mael Medusa - both of which were self-produced in the seclusion of the band’s private sanctuary over the course of many months.
The raucous good time Tacoma punkers of C.F.A. (Cody Foster Army) have announced that the second of four upcoming videos is ready for public consumption. The video for "Sons of the Soil" is another hysterical walk down the CFA brand of stonercore rock. The video footage for the song "Sons of the Soil" was shot on June 19th 7.p.m. to 2 a.m. Foster turned 40 during the shoot. "Trying not to give away what we did," Foster said, "We can say that the concept is one of those considered, classic physical comedy." The proof is the heating pad and ice pack being applied to Cody's limbs that didn't work upon waking up the next day, his first morning being 40. "Sons of the Soil" can both be found on C.F.A.'s debut Ripple Music release, Managed By The Devil, Brought To You By The Grace Of God.
Today, esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian premiere their new video for "Exiting The Halls of Vapor and Light." The video is an abstract interpretation directed by George Moore of the instrumental track that appears on their new full-length Return To Annihilation.
Return To Annihilation was released in June and was recorded with Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, Illinois and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Return To Annihilation is easily the group’s most ambitious recordings to date. Locrian, located in Chicago, Illinois and Baltimore, Maryland, has released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career.
Although rock bands and rap artists have collaborated since the early '80s, there’s nothing old-school about what you’re about to hear on Limp Bizkit’s new single "Ready To Go" featuring Lil Wayne. The multi Grammy-Award-Winning New Orleans rapper showed his rock n' roll streak on guitar-infused album Rebirth (2010), so it makes sense that the legendary American rock band Limp Bizkit, world-renowned for heated hard rock classics like "Nookie" and "3 Dollar Bill, Yall$" would team up with the heralded rapper and Cash Money labelmate. "Ready To Go" marks the first single off Limp Bizkit's forthcoming full-length release Stampede of the Disco Elephants, out Fall 2013. Boasting production from Polow da Don (Chris Brown, Pitbull), the cut is a brutal, mosh-worthy riffage and fierce scratching ensues alongside funked up bass and frenetic drumming. Paired with Lil Wayne's rapidfire mic wrecking, "Ready To Go" strikes the ideal balance between scorching hip-hop and bombastic hard rock.
Beneath Oblivion have premiered a new music video for "The Atomic Mother" from 2011's critically acclaimed From Man To Dust full-length. Beneath Oblivion is a band that started in 2003, recorded a demo in 2004, self- released their first full-length record Existence Without Purpose in 2006, released their split 10" record with Sin of Angels through 43rd Parallel Records in 2007, and released their self titled 10" record through Mylene Sheath Records in 2009. The band released a 7" split with Angel Eyes in 2011, and released FMtD on 2xLP in 2011 through the Mylene Sheath.
Black Tusk has premiered the band's new video for the song "Truth Untold." The video was directed by Brad Kremer and produced by Tytan Creates. Drummer James May commented on the new video, saying, "Filming the new video was a really fun experience. The guys at TYTAN did a great job and we hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did making it. And a big thanks to all that was in or helped us out with it!" Tend No Wounds is a six track EP that takes you on a twenty minute ride of raging Southern rock and pure adrenaline, providing the perfect stop-gap between their last album - Set The Dial - and their next. The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina.
"In horror, we are joined together to unveil the 'Never Live Again' music video," proclaims Ancient VVisdom vocalist Nathan Opposition as he reveals the haunting clip for the occult/dark rock group's new single, taken from their equally forebodingly-named sophomore release Deathlike. "In this video," says Opposition, "we wanted to portray horror and the fine art of self-awakening. The executioner stands as the final act of judgment upon your mortal existence. Because we're all dying to live, I challenge the listeners and viewers to go beyond the realms of their own consciousness to expand the mind into a new positive reality while they still have time. Inspired by Black Sabbath's 'Killing Yourself To Live,' I wrote this song to invoke change. I believe this generation needs to learn a thing or two about their own existence." The album, recorded in the band's hometown of Austin continues to develop the band's archaic sound with rich acoustic tones and heavy electric guitars while utilizing unusual percussion such as bones, bullets, machetes and railroad spikes.
Blending elements of dance music, rock n' roll and shoegaze/folk with psychedelia as the cohesive element, Swimm has created an original sounding first release that has people very curious about what will come next from this Florida group. Released last Spring, their Feel EP contains acoustic, gauzy tracks with an intimacy that will draw you in like "Darkness of Love," as well as breezy, danceable songs like "Feels." Following the EP's release, Swimm began playing a number of energetic DIY shows in California, New York and Florida, building a reputation for an experiential live show. The release launched the band into an abundance of positive press that has already earned them a spot on a national tour. Swimm will now be pushing their way across the country as they join Hockey and Saint Motel on their first US tour.
The Dillinger Escape Plan have just released an awesome live video for "Hero Of the Soviet Union" taken from their critically acclaimed new album One of Us Is The Killer.
The much anticipated official new music video for Asking Alexandria's "The Death of Me" has been now released. The track is off the group's new full-length album, From Death To Destiny, which is set for an August 6th release. The video was shot by renowned director Frankie Nasso (Escape The Fate, Emmure). The band has said that the album will differ in theme in comparison to the first two records as it will feature a more positive, upbeat tone than the lyrics of Reckless & Relentless which was mostly about alcohol and drug problems.
Following on the heels of their ground-breaking marionette video for "Miracle" off the Trails Out of Gloom album, Vancouver progressive rockers FEN are now set to release the latest video for "The Glove" from their fifth and latest album Of Losing Interest.
If you ask for words of wisdom from the mouth of teenage pop/punk band Emily's Army, it would be "Don't Be A Dick!" Influenced by the East Bay music scene, and classic garage rock, Emily's Army creates heartfelt teenage anthems. The band members have known each other for most of their lives and discovered their passion for music together. Brothers Max and Cole's 15 year old cousin Emily was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life. In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily's Army which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization in their cousin's honor. Emily's Army has been playing clubs and shows up and down the California coast for 2 years. The boys hit the studio in 2010 with engineer, Chris Dugan and producer Billie Joe Armstrong. The entire album was recorded and mixed in four days.