Detroit-based rock duo IAMDYNAMITE's music video for the song "Where Will We Go" recently made its debut and is on the verge of going viral! Fans everywhere want to know, "how did they do that?" Another track from the album was featured in a special behind the scenes look at Inked Magazine's photo shoot with Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine for the September 2012 cover.
Sumo Cyco is the inevitable, a four piece who are ready to burst eardrums and explode eyeballs as a seriously warped, heavy and sexy collective. The female-fronted band has drawn comparisons with No Doubt and System of a Down or a cross between the two. "Loose Cannon" is Sumo Cyco's sixth independently filmed music video and latest single.
On the heels of their North American "Pop Tune Tour 2012" Japanese pop punk princesses Shonen Knife have released their second promotional video from their latest album release Pop Tune.
Following up their well-received self-titled debut album on Hells Headbangers, Ohio death-thrash cult Crucified Mortals present a video for their latest metallic horror hymn "The Late Night Butcher." A gruesome tale of an entrepreneur gaining his fortune on the success of selling human meat to unknowingly cannibalistic consumers, "The Late Night Butcher" will be accompanied by another new song, "Covet," and will both be available on a split 7" EP with Czech Republic's young thrash band Radiolokator from Doomentia Records in early Fall.
Florida hardcore band Thick As Blood released a music video for the single "The Outsiders" which comes off of the group's Rise Records debut Living Proof. The album was produced and recorded by Nick Jett of Terror. The live video takes footage from Thick As Blood's performance at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California. The pulse-pounding track is complemented with a black and white performance video which shows why the group is one of the fastest rising hardcore bands in the scene today.
Black Cobra just recently returned from a stretch of touring the world behing their Invernal album, where the band recently celebrated playing their 600th show. Invernal came out in 2011, but Black Cobra has just gotten around to releasing the first official music video from the record for the song "Crimson Blade." The video was conceived of by the band itself and shot over the course of three days for barely any money at all.
Over the last few years, Young Guns has emerged as one of the UK's most interesting and compelling new bands. The group has already done well all across Europe and now are starting to get noticed in North America with the release of their album Bones. Young Guns rose out of the ashes of several local bands and released their debut EP Mirrors in 2009. This was followed up in Summer 2010 with their debut full-length All Our Kings Are Dead.
Southern groove metal group All Hail The Yeti recently filmed the video for the lead track off of their pending self-titled debut. The video for "The Art of Mourning" combines close-up footage of the band with a gritty, Western movie storyline full of brutal gunfights and gory head-shots using actual .45 revolvers. The band and director Rob Cantin really went all out with this video and it shows in the final product. Check out the debut album from All Hail The Yeti when it's released on August 28th.
Australian band Atlas Genius is currently in the midst of their first-ever U.S. tour. This tour comes as the band is preparing to embark on another with the Silversun Pickups beginning in September. Atlas Genius made it big last Summer with their single "Trojans" which became one of Summer 2011's biggest jams. Look out for the band's full-length debut album due to be released in early 2013.
The band Black Oxygen is about as American and rock n' roll as you could possibly find.
Act As If began as the creation of Peter Verdell, a former A&R rep for Drive-Thru Records. Shortly after the release of the 2010 debut full-length record There's a Light, Verdell got an official band lineup together which solidified them as an up and coming act. The group's most recent release is a four song EP called The Iron Is Hot, which features the song "Oh My My." Recently the song was featured on the ABC show 'Pretty Little Liars' which created a lot of awareness for the song and band. The group has just released an accompanying music video for the track.
This Dutch heavy metal band have just completed their brand new music video for the track "Minutes to Madness." The song is off their 2011 release entitled Never Cry Wolf, the follow up to the band's successful 2010 debut Beast of Thunder. Never Cry Wolf received rave reviews from critics and has catapulted Lord Volture into being one of today's premiere, up and coming metal acts. The band is taking things to the next level so watch for them to explode over the next year.
Formed in 2006, the Dead Entities started to gain attention after they toured their asses off in support of their debut album Music From the Waiting Room. Along with headlining festivals including Soundwave Festival in Scarborough, Ontario and Broekrock in the Netherlands, the Dead Entities were well on their way to becoming the next big punk band. The band has released two full-length albums, 2007's Music From the Waiting Room and 2010's Bad Cats & Heart Attacks. Dead Entities is pleased to release their new single and video "God Bless Your Heart," a track laden with vocal harmonies, chugging riffs and hard beats.
The Sheepdogs have unveiled their newest video for the song "The Way It Is." The video was produced by comedy writers, directors and actors the Sklar Brothers and comes out just prior to the September 4th release of the band's new self-titled album. The new record is significant for the fact that it was co-produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys and Austin Scaggs. The Sheep Dogs will be on tour from mid-September all the way through until the end of October in the United States.
Formed in 2008 when band member Brandon Davis left his band Vanna, Lions Lions have been hard at it now for four years. The group started by Davis' desire to create music of a different style, something Davis and the group have stayed true to right up to this day. Currently, Lions Lions is on tour with Silverstein before they will play a handful of their own headlining dates.
Andrew W.K. has premiered a brand new music video for his classic song "It's Time to Party" with the Onion A.V. Club. The song is track one on Andrew's classic 2002 debut record I Get Wet and served as the first introduction to singer's wild and crazy antics. The release of the video comes in support of the release of the I Get Wet 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition coming out August 28th. Directed by Shawn Caple, the video showcases Andrew's infectious music and celebratory power.
From Central Virginia, Saint Diablo is a group that brings a fresh and unique tone of hardcore metal mixed with Latino melodies.
Since the release of their debut record Omen Mas, Hex Machine has spent a hell of a lot of time on the road, with the likes of Jesus Lizard, Clutch, Harvey Milk, Converge and Lamb of God. After finally getting some time off the road, the band secluded itself in a studio deep in the Northern California woods to write and record. The results of this seclusion is the new Fixator, ten new crushing tracks. Hex Machine has some dates lined up in September in support of the album with more to come after.
Vancouver rock band Yukon Blonde has released a new record and now have a new tour to go along with it. The band released its sophomore disc Tiger Talk recently and will be out with the Jezabels on a month long tour kicking off on October 1st. Tiger Talk is a raw, guitar-driven album, as the band stripped their sound down to its core. This is the follow up to the EP Fire//Water which was released last Fall.
Ottawa's own "violent death metal" band Accursed Spawn have released their first ever music video for "Dismember the Informant" from their 2010 demo. Lead singer Luke Wargasm created the video which features a collage of war footage from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The band has spent most of the Summer writing new material and at the same time gearing up for some touring.