Sockweb are the world's first father/daughter grindcore band. After recording a joke song about pancakes together, multi-instrumentalist father Adam Young and his seven year-old daughter Joanie set about creating the most brutorable album in existence. Now, two weeks before release, Sockweb have premiered the video for new track "Spoon." Werewolf features Joanie, now eight years-old, as lead vocalist and lyricist, screaming about pancakes and bullies, along with the titular werewolf "Wolfie" (father Adam). "Spoon" features two guest spots: Wolfie's vocals in this instance are provided by Flux Conspiracy's Joe Torchia, whilst the ripping solo in the centre of the song is courtesy of Goodthink's Jonathan Chun. Other guest spots on the album include Agoraphobic Nosebleed frontwoman Katherine Katz and Auric/Spiralmountain guitarist Erik Ebsen, who features on the previously released title track "Werewolf." Mastered by Pig Destroyer's Scott Hull, this is no gimmick album; it's a statement to the world that brutal and adorable do go together.
UK punk legends The Exploited are set to release the special editions of Beat The Bastards, Fuck The System and The Massacre on March 18th. The releases are being re-issued with a raft of bonus content, including a bonus DVD of live footage (Beat The Bastards) and bonus tracks (Fuck The System and The Massacre). This video is the live version of "Beat The Bastards," taken from the bonus footage on the DVD that comes with the album.
The Mystery Men are this crazy band who play live shows in luchador masks who just released a live video for "Keep My Heat On." The Mystery Men are a musical collective composed of Intergalactic Warriors versed in the art of Lucha Libre. These fearless, masked combatants have brought their brand of "Lucha Rock" to stages all over the northeast USA. With performances full of Hope, Shine and a little bit of Heat, The Mystery Men entertain crowds with a blend of innovative highspots and smarky psychology.
Red Bank, New Jersey's Riotgod (featuring Monster Magnet drummer Bob Pantella and Guitarist Garrett Sweeny) are set to drop their third album, Driven Rise, and in connection have dropped the video for the album's title track. Formed in 2007, Riotgod have grown and developed into a band to watch and know in the bustling, independent New Jersey rock scene for the past several years and with good reason. The band's third album was recorded in Pantella's studio in Keyport, New Jersey in the Summer of 2013, the album traffics in classic rock-influenced riffery and mind-bending soundscapes. But make no mistake. Riotgod are not a throwback. They make meat and potatoes rock music in the here and now.
Dance Gavin Dance have released a sweet animated video for "Death Of The Robot With Human Hair." This is the second single from the band's 2013 release, Acceptance Speech, to get the music video treatment. The music video builds off the scene that can be found on the album's cover art. Through the previous 5 records, non-stop world wide touring, Warped Tours, festival appearances, music videos and well over 100 thousand records sold, the band has amassed a large and extremely loyal fan base. The band has a unique sound, thanks to their dueling vocalist attack. Jon Mess' beloved, abstract lyrics are delivered in his signature rapid, crunchy manner and are complimented extremely well by Tilian Pearson's beautifully melodic soaring vocals.
Whether you want to call them "doom grunge" or "noise pop," GHXST has an undeniably infectious sound complete with droning guitars and wonderfully dissonant vocals. The band is from New York and has won over fans and critics, even being referred to as "New York's most stylish noise pop trio" by Sentimentalist Magazine for their intoxicating live performance. Expect to hear a lot more about GHXST from here on out.
Brighton's finest hard rockers, Death Ape Disco, are delighted to announce the release of their new single and accompanying video for "10,000 Years." The video, directed by Andrew Marshall (Skunk Anansie, Placebo), places the band directly inside the skull of the burning Supervolcano, the symbol of their massive debut album. A ferociously expansive sound with massive hooks, huge riffs, and a keen ear for the melodic, "10,000 Years" is trademark Death Ape Disco. Taking inspiration from Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Clutch and Tool, the band's debut album Supervolcano was released late last year to high acclaim. Despite the success of their debut album, this band are not resting on their laurels, already hard at work on their follow-up release and with a further two mini-tours arranged for the near future.
Red Hot Rebellion are pleased to have dropped their latest video. Last week, the band successfully completed their Kickstarter campaign to fund their next album and comic book. We're hard at work at In The Red Recording Studio, recording our new album, Red Hot Rebellion II. There is still much to do and the band is shooting for a late Spring release.
Last December, the death metal band Bookakee released their first full-length album, Whorrific. The album fits perfectly with their style; gore, theatrical and bloody. To promote that new album, the band decided to make their first official video ever with the song "A Night To Dismember." Bookakee is a five-piece that hails from Montreal, Quebec.
Prince Edward Island's Death Valley Driver have released their new music video "Smoke Whip." The video was shot over two days in November by Colin MacDonald of Foster Avenue Productions in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Loosely conceptualized off the Jim Jones Cult, the video portrays the band's vocalist Dan Hodgson as the cult leader. "Colin really is the MVP of this whole video. His direction and vision really captured the dark lyrics of the song." commented vocalist Dan Hodgson. "The final product is something we are really proud of. We can't wait for people to see the twisted visions he came up with. He had me play the cult leader, which could have ended in disaster. But thanks to his comforting demeanor, it was something I had a lot of fun with." "Smoke Whip" is off their most recent album Graveyard Dead which was released in June 2013.
Evergreen Terrace released a new music video for the track "Dead Horses." The single can be found on the band's latest release of the same name that was released at the end of 2013.
"Iron Lungs" comes from American Sharks' self-titled debut album, released last fall. Commenting on the video, the band said, "It was a shit show to start with. Now we aren't talking about Jon Chamberlain (director), that dude is a true professional. We, on the other hand, just managed to sneak in an hour of sleep after playing a show and partying the entire night before. When we showed up to the shoot we felt like dying. Going back to school was the worst and then to top it off, the pizza we were served in the cafeteria gave us all food poisoning. Everyone was barfing and making iced tea all day. You can thank the hard work of Jon Chamberlain and Dirty Looks for making this thing come together despite every hurdle we made him jump. All in all, grandma farted and got the party started!" Be sure not to miss any of American Sharks' renowned and rowdy live shows at this years 2014 SXSW in Austin.
The Spanish masters of symphonic metal Diabulus In Musica will finally release their eagerly awaited third album Argia April 8th. The video was recorded in two different locations. The first locale is a bunker hidden inside the mountains of the Navarrese Pirinées. Franco obliged to build a lot in the border just after the Spanish civil war and the 2nd World War because he was afraid of an invasion by the Allies, but (fortunately) they were never used. The second place is a beautiful beach of stone surrounded by cliffs in Bizkaia (Basque country). The fantastic female vocalist Zuberoa Aznárez and her band members masterfully combine heavy metal riffs and a pounding rhythm section with passionate and symphonic elements.
Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Firewind mastermind Gus G. has launched a video clip for "I Am The Fire" featuring Devour The Day, taken from his upcoming solo album debut, I Am The Fire. Commenting on the video, Gus G. said, "Hey everybody! Check out the brand new video for "I Am The Fire!" Filmed both in Sweden and the U.S., this is a very different performance clip from anything else I've done in the past. Devour The Day are some of the most creative musicians I've ever worked with, and Patric Ullaeus gave a very cinematic approach to the clip." Gus G. handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on I Am The Fire, and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that helped bring his vision to fruition: drummers Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo) and Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), bassists David Ellefson (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth), Marty O'Brien (Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen), and vocalists Mats Leven to name a few.
Enter a love story gone wrong in the music video for “First Met You,” a single from The Bunny The Bear’s upcoming album, Food Chain. Showcasing some of their catchiest, most dynamic material to date, Food Chain is everything fans have come to expect from the alt-duo, and then some. The Bunny The Bear will be performing Food Chain and other classics live as they hit the road with Mindless Self Indulgence.
Bulgarian old school gothic metallers Angercure released a new video for "Heart Lycanthropy" from their new album Through Soreful Harmony Demanded. Angercure recently described their music as "putting an emphasis on haunting guitar melodies, a blues feel and harsh male vocals, thus staying true to the original 70's-80's punk idea of Joy Division and The Cult. More like Paradise Lost and Type O' Negative than the modern world of operatic divas and polished sound." Angercure are celebrating their 22nd year together this year.
Thought Chamber has dropped the ten minute epic song and video "Transcend" from Psykerion. "The making of the "Transcend" video confirmed my belief that TC will be a musical force to be reckoned with in 2014," says Thought Chamber co-founder, guitarist/composer Michael Harris. "It was the first time we were actually all in the same room together and it felt great. We wanted a no frills video showing us performing our 10 minute epic and finally giving our fans a true visual of the group. This video is truly all about the music. Chris Bowers did a great job capturing the vibe we wanted and editing the video." Thought Chamber are currently working on their third CD and will soon be debuting as a live-act by performing at the prestigious ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta in September.
Monster Truck is confirmed to appear with Alice in Chains for a run beginning on May 6th in North Charleston, South Carolina which will begin a run of 11 dates with the legendary band. This follows an extensive coast-to-coast tour with Alter Bridge through many of the major markets across the U.S. Produced by Eric Ratz (Three Days Grace) at Vespa Studios in Toronto and Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina, Furiosity showcases Monster Truck's ability to seamlessly integrate influences from grunge and punk era greats that they love so dearly with alt-sounding vintage rock.
Grand Rapids based post-hardcore band, Fine Fine Titans have dropped the new video for the killer new song "Dance of the Omega!" The track is off their new EP, Omega, produced by Erik Ron (Panic at the Disco, Foxy Shazam, Saosin, Chiodos, New Years Day) and set to drop on April 8th. Fine Fine Titans are a four-piece female fronted post-hardcore ensemble hailing from the Great Lakes region of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band originally started as the brainchild of husband/wife (bassist/vocalist) Evan and Jennifer Bartlett. The couple metin 2007 after Jen's old band performed in Evan's hometown of Grand Rapids. Two years and a marriage certificate later they decided to merge their love of music and complimentary creativity to form a new band. They searched for members and started writing music and playing out, with Fine Fine Titans officially taking shape in December of 2010.
"I felt they captured an essence of love that we've all either known ourselves or have dreamed of knowing one day," explains folk troubadour Chuck Ragan of his stunning new video "Something May Catch Fire." The video for the life-long love story behind his second single "Something May Catch Fire" featuring his all-star backing band The Camaraderie was filmed at The Carnivale House on the foothills of Big Sky Movie Ranch in Los Angeles and produced by Dannel Escallon and Anthem Films. Ragan's fourth studio album Till Midnight is due out March 25th. Guest vocalists include Lucero frontman Ben Nichols, Jenny O., Dave Hause, and Chad Price and Jon Snodgrass of Drag The River.