Los Angeles-based rock quartet Behind the Fallen have premiered their new single and music video entitled "You're Just a Friend," directed by Rival Tides vocalist Robyn August at Paradime Pix.
Having been a constant in the South African rock scene since 2007, Climate Control is ready to break down the walls between the underground and mainstream with the release of their debut full-length album, Preludes. Produced and engineered by Clinton Watts (Bury Tomorrow, Freedom for Your Life, OneDaySky), Preludes is a love affair between melody and aggression, which successfully captures and channels the Johannesburg band’s energetic and intense performance. "I've always placed emphasis on writing songs with hooks, and our band will always have that element of melody, as well as aggression," says clean vocalist/guitarist Nicolas Gonzalez. "We want to make relevant music – but, at the same time, music which isn't compromised for the purpose of fitting into a specific scene."
A Pale Horse Named Death have completed work on the video for their song "DMSLT." The band released their sophomore album Lay My Soul to Waste earlier this year. On the surface, A Pale Horse Named Death are impressive. But you'll want to dig deeper and immerse yourself in all the sonic and lyrical layers, because the band isn't afraid to plume the depths of darkness that humanity is capable of. It's murky stuff, but someone has to do it. Sal Abruscato and Matt Brown have followed 2011's incredible introduction And Hell Will Follow Me with Lay My Soul to Waste which keeps the band's patented signature formula of slow, deliberate sludge and head-down doom intact and as flawlessly executed as ever. It may remind you of Alice In Chains, just angrier and with a more perverse view of the world.
The Great SOCIO is the premier guitar-less rock 'n' roll band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2010, TGS layers infectious synth lines with crushing bass rhythms to provide a truly original live music experience. What really sets them apart: A dedicated trumpet-wielding frontman with a raw passion for entertaining and wooing every crowd. This bold characteristic parallels their influences: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Doors, Rage Against the Machine, Madonna, Queen, Tool, Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, and The Mars Volta. The band recently released its new album Modern Grip along with the title track video which has just debuted.
XO Stereo from Los Angeles is a new rock band featuring Jon Weisberg (From First To Last), Justin Whitesel (LoveHateHero, Eyes Set To Kill), Cheyne Fritts (Jeffree Star, We Are The Riot), Cooper Campbell (The Hollowed), and Michael Riley (major label studio drummer/percussionist). The band was originally started by Whitesel and Jeremy "Jinxx" Ferguson (Black Veil Brides) who met engineer/producer Augustus Cryns and quickly got to work on writing and recording some demos. Shortly after, however, Jinxx had to return to his duties on the road shredding faces off in BVB. Justin reached out to vocalist Cooper Campbell and they began writing what is now known as XO Stereo. The band is proud to present their first video for the song "Show and Tell."
At a young age Diamante has already earned herself a spot on Warped Tour as winner of Ernie Ball's Battle of the Bands. She has also taken home the title of Best Rock Record at the Indie Music Channel Awards two years in a row, as well as wins in the categories of, Best Young Rock Artist, Best Rock Recording, Best Music Video for "Impossible" and the coveted title of Teen Artist of the Year. She just released her new single and video for the song "Goodbye." Powered by electrifying punk rock guitars and rolling drums, the new single "Goodbye," written by Diamante and Cody Williams (Big Time Rush) and her regular touring guitarist Joshua Hernandez, is a cheeky chronicle of a girl who’s hurt and angered by her boyfriend’s cheating. Take a look at the video and you'll see for yourself.
The music video for "Room 13," the first single from Skins, the debut album by Montreal's rock industrial band Projekt F has landed online. The video was helmed by their bassist, William Hicks, and produced by the band itself. The video isn't the only thing Projekt F has in store for the near future, as they are already working on a new EP to be released in the near future. Catch the band on tour in through Quebec over the next couple of months.
Turisas have premiered the music video for "Ten More Miles," from their new album Turisas2013. Says Turisas frontman Mathias Nygard of the epic video: "Times change, people change, bands change... but do they really change?" Produced and directed by fellow Finn Jukka Salo, the video is a nod to the past while addressing questions about our future. The new album was produced by vocalist Mathias Nygard, and was recorded by Nygard and guitarist Jussi Wickstrom in a remote house outside of Helsinki, Finland. The mixing and mastering was done in London at Orgone Studios with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost B.C., Cathedral, Primordial, Ulver).
"Polygon Of Eyes" is the new video from Austin rockers Scorpion Child, shot by director Ramon Boutviseth of Studio RB Films in the heat of a Los Angeles Summer day. "Polygon Of Eyes" was selected as "Single of the Week" in the "Up & Coming Artist" category by iTunes in June. In support of their self-titled debut album released two months ago, Scorpion Child has toured with Clutch, performed at Ohio’s Rock On The Range and Oklahoma’s Rocklahoma festivals, and headlined the Sumerian Stage during this year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival. Scorpion Child recently announced their upcoming appearance on the Snowboard On The Block festival in Denver, Colorado and their North American headlining tour with Kadavar, Gypsyhawk, Wilson, and Mothership starting in September.
Al Jourgensen, six-time Grammy nominated godfather of industrial metal is set to release his band Ministry's 13th studio album, From Beer To Eternity.
Baroness has unveiled a live video for "March To The Sea" which was filmed at the Union Transfer in singer/guitar player John Baizley’s adopted hometown of Philadelphia. The four-minute clip, which opens with the enthusiastic crowd chanting "welcome back" to the obviously emotional band, highlights Baroness' first live performance following the well-documented accident that left the band members severely injured. Baroness has been on the road steadily since May, having performed at several festivals including Bonnaroo, Orion Music + More, Lollapalooza, and most recently FYF Fest. The band's last album Yellow & Green was released last Summer.
Swedish Deathpunk commando Turbocharged, featuring musicians of ex-Gehennah, ex-Vomitory, Dragnagl, have released a video-clip for the title track of their new album Area 666. On the new record, Turbocharged has never sounded angrier, more blasphemous and brutal than on this kick-ass release and the future looks pretty damn good with rumors of a few tours coming up around Europe and festival gigs next Summer. This album is the follow-up to 2012's Christ Zero, 25-minutes of anti-Christian warfare propaganda, including five tracks of theme-based blasphemy.
Taken from their acclaimed new album With Tape And Needles, Ashestoangels' "Elsinore" boasts a soaring, melancholic chorus hook that you'll be humming for the rest of the week. With their kinetic new album With Tape And Needles Ashestoangels look set to put Bristol, England on the musical map of the macabre, its gloom-soaked tones spiked and studded mini-anthems for the disenfranchised. Even after years of development and slaving over a hot amp, Ashestoangels, completed by drummer Jim, bassist Nico and guitarist Adam and lead singer Crilly, were willing to accept outside creative input on their craft, teaming up with Aiden vocalist and producer William Control for the album's recording. With William driving them, the band rewrote and recorded the album in only fourteen days, an intense period that has made the band all that much better.
As Portland's doombrewers Diesto prepare for their fifth full-length, For Water or Blood, the band has released the video for "Edge of the World." Directed by Adam Cornelius (Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, People Who Do Noise) from a script by band friend Scott Blais, and filmed at a completely off-the-grid location in the Cascade Mountains, the blackened backwoods comedy in "Edge Of The World" features Oscar-worthy appearances by all four members of Diesto as well as their underworld comrade Erik Olson of Lord Dying stardom. An out-of-the-way gig takes a brutally unexpected twist by a homicidally-obsessed fan in this Deliverance meets Misery visual doom rock oeuvre. Diesto also this week announces a full-on West Coast live run through September.
Blessthefall has just released their recently shot video for "You Wear A Crown But You're No King." The track is featured on the band's critically-acclaimed new album Hollow Bodies. "This video was definitely the most dangerous thing we've ever done as a band," explains lead singer Beau Bokan. "We had 3 cannons literally shooting flames 30 feet into the air and about 50 burning logs all around us. The entire fire department was there watching the whole thing with hoses ready, not to mention they had a medi-vac helicopter on call in case anyone was severely injured. I did actually light my arm on fire, it was the coolest (and the hottest) moment of my life. We were about 45 minutes from Houston in the middle of absolutely nowhere and filmed until 5am. We party." The band is gearing up for their U.S. canvassing winter tour with friends August Burns Red this November and December.
Brooklyn's favorite industrial blackened doomsmiths, Batillus, are pleased to unveil their work of cinematic grimness in the form of "Concrete". An ultra bleak, narrative story that brings the track to life in a most uncomfortable fashion, "Concrete" was directed by Gretchen Heinel, features actors Candice Freshko, David McManamon, Rush Aaron Hicks, Mockingbird Girl, Jane Marguerite and La Luna and serves as the band's first ever music video. "Concrete" opens Batillus' mammoth Concrete Sustain full-length, released earlier this year. With songs that range from relentless mid-tempo churns to subterranean crawls, Batillus coheres the extremes of heavy music into a surge of massive riffing, rolling over and descending upon the listener with the force and intensity of steel dropping from the sky.
Forty Winters will hit the road in September with an arsenal of new material, songs the vocalist describes as, "vintage Forty Winters with an even more pissed off and determined feel."
With just under a month until Reading metalcore unit Her Dying Regret unleash Legacy to the world, the band has recently posted their latest video for the album's title track. Following up from their debut EP The Siren which was a dramatic introduction to the band, Legacy, recorded at Avenue Studios, Camberley with producer Daniel Kerr shows a new side to the band and the direction they want to go in musically following the release of the first EP. “We want that to be a distant memory and for Legacy to be what we're remembered for”, comments the band. On Legacy the lyrical content and vocal style is very different as we have two vocalists providing a new dynamic that allows us to be more creative and versatile," says the band.
North Carolina hard rock heavyweights Valient Thorr released their sixth studio album, Our Own Masters, earlier this Summer. Recorded at Ronnie Jone Sound Studios in Athens, Georgia and produced, engineered and mixed by Kyle Spence of experimental rockers Harvey Milk, Our Own Masters shines a bright light on Valient Thorr's singular sound, delivering twelve tracks of balls-to-the-wall rock that yearns to be played at full volume. On September 6th, Valient Thorr will launch a 22 date North American tour in support of Our Own Masters.
Ctulu play fast and melodic extreme metal in and old Swedish style, but with their own well-defined twist on the genre. The lyrics are about nightmares and other Lovecraft-inspired themes. Earlier this year, Ctulu released their third full-length Seelenspiegelsplitter via Nocturnal Empire. This album continues the path that Sarkomand paved while the lyrical focus now is on the Esoteric Order of Dagon. Various guest musicians helped the band to produce an outstanding album clearly marking their individuality and underlining their standing as the one and only band that's totally carried away by a Lovecraftian overall conceptualization.