Montreal, Quebec wreck n' roll metal band Trainwreck Architect have posted their new music video "Dream Pariah" in support of their just released debut album Traits of The Sick. The video is inspired by the dramatic story of a man, approaching the end of his life and trying something new! (hint, hint, Breaking Bad!) Traits of The Sick was mastered by Jeff Waters of Annihilator, whom also makes a guest appearance with a guitar solo on the track "As Killers Breathe." Featuring an eclectic mix of thrash, classic metal and rock, the album deals with the idea of humans being human and never willing to be completely satisfied.
Chicago power trio Diamond Plate have launched their music video for "Dance With Reality" directed by Lester Cohn (Mastodon, Neil Young, Chevelle). This track is taken from Diamond Plate's sophomore album, Pulse, which is out now. Regarding the video, the band commented "Our goal with this music video was to capture the band's live energy in a cinematic way while giving the viewer more than just a video of us playing live." Diamond Plate recently returned home from an amazing three-week run with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross, and Revocation.
GWAR's latest masterpiece is called Battle Maximus and from it they have unleashed the first video from that album for "Madness at the Core of Time." Battle Maximus is out now and features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR's latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet...the insidious "Mr. Perfect," who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR--the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the "perfect" human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers. Battle Maximus is GWAR's first full-length studio effort since the loss of their longtime guitar player, Flattus Maximus.
La Habra, California-based power-punk outfit zebrahead refuse to slow down as they continue to bring their distinctive fun-filled zhead sound to the masses with their latest worldwide release Call Your Friends, produced by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Megadeth, Motorhead). Call Your Friends is the band's tenth studio album, now in their 15th year together. Together the band members have shared many highs and lows, sold over 2 million albums to date, survived label and line-up changes, garnered a Grammy nomination with Motorhead for best metal performance and toured the globe nonstop.
ASG, who released their Relapse Records' debut Blood Drive in May, have premiered a video for "Scrappy's Trip." The clip features footage of the North Carolinian band's September performance at Ziggy's in their hometown of Wilmington. With the release of Blood Drive, ASG celebrated their highest charting and most critically acclaimed album to date. The twelve-song collection landed at #15 on Billboard's Heat Seeker chart and was described by Revolver as "a catchy, melodic triumph of heavy music," while Alternative Press asserted that "mentioning ASG in the same breath as riff-rockers Torche or Queens of the Stone Age is not only misleading, it might even be an understatement."
New Jersey's "post-everything" progressive powerhouse, East Of The Wall, has today released another video from their brand new fourth album, Redaction Artifacts. The song, "Obfuscator Dye," is the third track from the band's new opus, which has been garnering near-universal critical acclaim surrounding its release at the end of October. Following a round of record release shows for the new album, East Of The Wall will be bringing their powerful live performance on the road to the U.S. this Spring and to Europe over the Summer.
Latin metal group, De La Tierra are excited to announce the release of their eagerly anticipated debut album!
U.S. progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning have recently finished a successful first European headlining tour in support of Darkness In A Different Light, their first new studio album effort in almost a decade and are about the commence a full North American run. Consequently, Fates Warning are now launching a video clip based on live-footage for the new album’s track “I Am." The clip was shot during their European tour and produced by Oliver Barth/Visions In Fear.
Brooklyn punk quintet Cerebral Ballzy's sophomore album Jaded and Faded is set to release early 2014 via Dine Alone (Canada), and Julian Casablancas' label Cult Records (US). The band's video for "City's Girl", which features a cameo from Casablancas just recently surfaced online.
Germany's leading gothic metal band Crematory has released a video for the new song "Shadowmaker." The video was directed by the well-respected Dirk Weiler. "Shadowmaker" is the first taste of new music from Crematory's forthcoming album Antiserum and will see its physical release in March 2014 with the digital release to come shortly. In addition there will be another special release coming from Crematory: a special Box Set named Inception. This set features the band's first ten studio albums in a cardboard sleeve box and is n absolute must-have for all fans and collectors. This set will be released January 21st in North America.
It was just over four years ago that Fit For Rivals self-released their debut, Steady Damage.
Chicago's own The Lawrence Arms will release Metropole, their first album in eight years, on January 28, 2014. The Lawrence Arms formed in Chicago in 1999, and members Brendan Kelly (vocals, bassist), Chris McCaughan (vocals, guitar), and Neil Hennessey (drummer) have released five studio albums to date. Their sixth album and first with Epitaph, Metropole, captures "that alone-in-a-crowd, stranger-in-a-strange-land kind of shit—a feeling of such weird solitude that you don't even know what's up and what's down 'cause you're so caught in the wake of the city," according to Kelly. Metropole was recorded at Chicago's Atlas Studios with co-producer Matt Allison who has also worked with Chicago-punk-scene veterans Alkaline Trio. The follow-up to their 2009 Fat Wreck Chords EP Buttsweat and Tears, the new venture takes the band's gritty punk rock and fiery spirit, to reveal a new passion of the band for storytelling-through-song writing.
Dinosaur Bones has announced their first proper US tour dates in support of their sophomore album Shaky Dream which came out this past Summer. The band will be on the road in Canada with Brendan Canning from Broken Social Scene in November, with two dates dipping into the States. The band will then continue on their US tour at the beginning of December, with dates up and down the West Coast, before heading back East, with stops in Texas, North Carolina, Washington D.C. and New York. Dinosaur Bones is also sharing a new video for "Pacifist In Camouflage," produced by Southern Souls, which showcases how dynamic the band is live before they kick off the tour. The band's combination of dark pop, grandiose hooks and flourishing rhythmic drone has garnered them critical praise worldwide, and the evolution of their sound is evidenced by the ten tracks that comprise Shaky Dream.
London-based indie-rock quartet The Boxer Rebellion have released the music video for their new single "Keep Moving."
Swedish death metal force, Demonical, have released a video for "The Healing Control", a track taken from their critically acclaimed fourth full-length album, Darkness Unbound. The album was released earlier this week in North America via Metal Blade Records. The video, the first from the above mentioned album, is a dark and morbid clip filmed in Italy and the UK and presents the inner essence of Demonical and their sinister form of old-school death metal. Darkness Unbound was mixed and mastered by the band's vocalist Sverker Widgren at Wing Studios in Stockholm.
Armed with a gas mask, insane guitars, smoke machines, pounding tribal beats, lasers, 60's sci-fi samples, socially conscious and political lyrics, Hastings 3000 is a one man rock show formed out of Minneapolis. He is deconstructing the traditional rock n' roll band by stripping down his drum set into a partially homemade kit that he can play using both of his feet, playing guitar with either his hands or a pencil, and singing through a distorted echo-plex with the high energy stylings of 70's punk and modern electro. Hastings 3000 plays forty-seven different instruments and performs live typically playing seven at the same time. His debut album, (which he previously lived homeless in an ambulance for an entire year to help pay and gain song experiences for) is entitled A New Monster. On the album, he performed live in the studio to create the realistic live sound experience with many instruments, including Theremins, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, synthesizers, piano, Fender Rhodes, tambourines, and marching snare drums just to name a few.
Seattle, Washington's bastards of dissonant noise rock, Monogamy Party, have premiered their first-ever music video. The Emily Denton (King Dude, Grave Babies, Actual Pain) directed video for "Crimes" is from their debut full-length release False Dancers. Recorded with Austin Thomason (Jeremy Enigk, The Pleasureboaters) at Mt. Plyushkin Studios, False Dancers came out in September. Additionally, Monogamy Party have announced a couple more regional shows in support of False Dancers to close out the year following a successful Western U.S. tour this past October, which was topped off with a sold out show in Seattle with Melt Banana and Kinski.
Leaves' Eyes are set to release their new album Symphonies of the Night November 25th. Symphonies of the Night brings the listener into a world of legends, with majestic and sweeping songs and beautiful melodies. The album features sound a real orchestra, choir, Uilean pipes, Irish whistle, fiddle and dulcimer. With Symphonies of the Night, Leaves' Eyes present a musical firework display of the highest level. Song like the title track, "Fading Earth," "Maid of Loraine" and the folk tinged "Galswintha" will take fans by storm. The heart of the album is the bombastic "Hymn to the Lone Sands" that combines all of Leaves' Eyes trademarks and brings the journey of the north men to the orient to a new life. The band creates atmospheric moments and majestic melodies, which can be heard in songs throughout the record.
Polaris Rose comes alive in the new video for their single, “Dreamers.” A track featuring descriptive lyrics and vibrant guitars, the band sings about a lifestyle dedicated to creativity and love. They keep the video simple, with locations alternating between an eccentric room and a beautiful rooftop oasis. This straight-forward approach allows their unique, melodic rock music to stand out and be the focus. Harmonies soar, sunlight pierces through the lens, and the beat keeps charging forward with the colorful, ever-moving atmosphere. With one EP behind them, the group has just released their sophomore EP The Moon & its Secrets.
Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Dave Hause is pleased to release his new music video for single “We Could Be Kings.”
The video was directed by Rob Soucy, and filmed at the infamous Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It also includes appearances from punk figures Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion) and The Bouncing Souls. The track “We Could Be Kings” appears on Hause’s latest solo album, the critically-acclaimed Devour, which was released last month. Dave is heading out on tour starting in late January touring all major US and Canadian markets. Support on all dates will come from Xtra Mile Recordings artist Northcote.