Take One Car is a group of good friends and family, from Upstate, New York, brought together by some collective desire to make music. They've spent the last four years performing, traveling, writing and recording in some form or another. In February, they released their second full-length album, It’s Going To Be A Nice Day. The group has spent the last year working, pretty much non stop, on making their album as good as it could possibly be. It was one of the hardest and most rewarding periods the band has been through.
Underwater Tiger is a melodic alternative rock band from the Southern Tier of upstate New York. The five-piece is made up of two sets of brothers in their young twenties. In just under two years of existence, the band has recorded and distributed a full-length album, produced four music videos, and performed in most major cities in New York and Pennsylvania. On March 27, 2012, the band released its debut album Where Miles Become Meaning.
Reverse Order is a dynamic pop rock band from New Jersey that combines powerful lyrics with driving guitars and infectious melodies. Their unique blend of two lead vocalists sets them apart from most bands in their genre. Formed in 2008 by brothers John and Cruise Russo the four-piece band has made a huge impact. Thriving through over 600 self-booked shows highlighted by two Bamboozle appearances, a Vans Warped Tour appearance, 3 national tours, and constant features on Local and National TV, Reverse Order is taking the music industry by storm.
Following up on 2010’s breakout album Trails Out of Gloom, Fen return to their heavier roots with the brand new album, Of Losing Interest! Once again recorded at Creativ Studios with longtime producer, Mike Southworth at the helm, the band have crafted themselves an album that perfectly balances the technical virtuosity of heavy metal with the more down to earth tones of the early 90’s alternative rock movement.
U.K. progressive black/death metallers De Profundis have released their first music video for the track "Twisted Landscapes." The song comes off the band's third album The Emptiness Within released by Kolony Records in May 2012. The video was filmed in London and Peterborough, U.K. under the watchful eye of director Phil Berridge of Creative Junkie Media.
Originally from New York City, The City and Horses received much acclaim on their debut record I Don't Want to Dream which garnered them comparions to Teenage Fanclub, Jonathan Richmond, The Velvet Underground and Orange Juice. Rather than seek the spotlight, the band would prefer to remain in the shadows behind their meaningful and melodic songs. The City and Horses are now set to release their second album We Will Never Be Discovered on Paper Garden Records.
Drawing inspiration from likeminded artists such as Thrice, Underoath and As I Lay Dying, The Overseer delivers hard-hitting, uncompromising hard rock that belies the members’ young age. Showing they’ve got the work ethic as well as the talent it takes to make it in the musical big-leagues, The Overseer have proven themselves to be completely devoted to the rock and roll life, even when it meant hitting the road for 400 grueling days in the last two years as an unsigned band. The relentless push to connect with fans around the country has been a dynamic and rewarding experience for the band - if not always glamorous.
Kyoto Drive is a four piece pop rock band from the West Midlands, UK formed in 2008. Having toured all over the UK & Mainland Europe the past 18 months, the band have just released they're brand new mini album The Approach (Produced by Matt O'Grady - YM@6/Deaf Havana) through I Am Mighty Records. 2011 saw the band tour with and support the likes of The Starting Line, Mae, The Morning Of, Hit The Lights, Young Guns to name but a few and with a busy touring schedule planned for the rest of the year Kyoto Drive are looking to make 2012 one to remember.
Swedish death metallers Zonaria have released a video for the song "Silent Holocaust," from their newest offering, Arrival of the Red Sun. Released on August 14th in North America by Listenable Records, Arrival of the Red Sun is the band's strongest material to date. The album features performances by recently added members Caleb Bingham (guitar) and Max Malmer (bass), both formerly of Five Finger Death Punch, and was recorded by Jonas Kjellgren at Abyss Studios and mixed by Ronnie Björnström at Garageland Studios.
Flyleaf have been hard at work on writing and recording their new record since last year and now they are set to release their third studio album titled New Horizons. They just premiered the video for the record's first single, the title track on September 4th which also happens to be lead singer Lacey Sturm's birthday. No release date has yet been set for the album, but expect to see it before the end of the year.
UK based metalcore powerhouse Bury Tomorrow have released the music video for the song “Knight Life”, which comes off the band's brand new release The Union Of Crowns. The band recently scanned 1,062 copies of their new album in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielson Soundscan. The album debuted at No. 25 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
It Lies Within is a life-long group of friends who decided to form a band in 2008. They made quite a name for themselves in the midwest U.S. entirely on their own, selling over three thousand copies of their record Fears of Yesterday with no help from a label. The band really burst out in 2011, playing a ton of shows, many of them sold-out with bands like All That Remains, Times of Grace, War of Ages, Straight Line Stitch and Carnifex. The group's latest album Chrysalis just came out and has received high praise from media thus far.
After touring the country relentlessly for 5 years, the singer of a Pennsylvania hardcore band decided to stop everything, lock himself in his basement and turn a new page. Armed with a 4 track and a life long obsession with Neil Young, Black Flag and (of course) Sabbath, he re-emerged two days later with the blueprint of what would become Backwoods Payback. In the Spring of 2011 Backwoods Payback released their first full length for Small Stone Recordings and hit the road with the machine behind them for the first time in their lives.
Over time Fools For Rowan has built a fanbase and were fortunate enough to open a huge show at Summerfest in Milwaukee for Halestorm, Sick Puppies and Adelitas Way on July 4, 2010. From there, the band has performed with more hugely successful artists like Evanescence, Skillet, Gin Blossoms, Trapt, Candlebox, Neon Trees and many more... touring from coast to coast. The group just released their second album titled Who Killed Amanda Day. Music from the record will soon be featured in many American TV shows, including MTV’s "The Real World" and "Teen Wolf"... the E! network’s 3 Kardashian spinoffs and broadcasts of Fox Sports.
Dirty Ghosts' have unleashed their new video for the single "Katana Rock" from their debut album Metal Moon. Directed by Derrick Beckles (creator of TV CARNAGE, Adult Swim's Totally For Teens and the upcoming series Hot Package), the video marks the second collaboration for these two. The video for "Katana Rock" carries over elements of Dirty Ghosts’ hardcore background, combining an Argento influenced series of lit rooms. Images of layered psychedelia wash over projections of songstress Allyson Baker, while she belts out the crafted, driving urgency of the track.
Drone masters Locrian have unveiled a video for the song "Augury in an Evaporating Tower" off of their debut Relapse release The Clearing / The Final Epoch. The record was recently released as a 2CD/Digital deluxe album with a bonus disc containing almost an hour of previously unreleased material. Located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD, Locrian has released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career, including a recent split with label-mates Horseback. The group plan to enter the studio later this year for their full-length Relapse debut.
Sonata Arctica are pleased to present their latest video for "Shitload of Money." The track comes from Sonata Arctica's latest album, Stones Grow Her Name, which achieved "Highest 1st Week Sales" status for the band in North America and debuted at #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart this past May. In Canada, the album debuted at #74 on the Top 200 and #7 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart. Currently the band is on tour in Europe and will be for most of the Fall.
Australian rockers Hands Like Houses have released a video for "This Ain't No Place For Animals," the second single off of the band's debut album Ground Dweller. The Rise Records act has been actively touring the U.S. since making its debut on the "Freshman Class Tour of '12" and then the All Stars Tour. Hands Like Houses released Ground Dweller in March and will be heading out this fall on the Collide With The Sky Tour with Pierce The Veil headlining and Sleeping With Sirens and Tonight Alive rounding out the bill.
Heavy music's most established and innovative band, Converge will release their highly anticipated new studio album, All We Love We Leave Behind on October 9th, along with a deluxe package that includes a 48 page full-color hardcover, clothbound book with original art created by front-man Jacob Bannon. Converge will soon embark on a fall U.S. tour with Torche, Kvelertak, and special guests Nails and Whips/Chains.
With a natural edge and riffs that kill, Bloody Diamonds is a four-piece hard rock band from Halifax. The release of their first record in March 2012 was followed by an extensive 21-date tour across Eastern Canada. Formerly known as Eliza and The Strange, the young group has covered a lot of ground since their first show in June 2011. The name change in May 2012 was a statement of collectiveness as the band grew into its skin. As more evidence of their progression, they have just released an awesome new video for the song "Monopoly."