Atlas Genius will kick off its first-ever U.S. tour on August 11 with a performance at CD101 Summerfest at LC Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. The run will include several West Coast dates with Animal Kingdom and radio shows in Seattle and Portland. "Back Seat," the new video from Atlas Genius, is one of three tracks on the band's debut EP, Through The Glass, which was produced, engineered and mixed by Atlas Genius in their home studio. The collection also includes "Trojans," which spent four consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the listener-generated Alt-18 countdown of SiriusXM's Alt-Nation.
Leading up to the release of their new album, 10 Years has just debuted a video for the song “Knives.” The never-before-heard track is off the band’s forthcoming album Minus the Machine, out Tuesday, August 7 on their own label Palehorse Records, a partnership with Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group (ILG). In addition to self-releasing this album, 10 Years produced Minus the Machine themselves.
Mental Architects is a math-rock/noise/pop trio from Sofia, Bulgaria which tries to break away from the lack of tradition in rock music indigenous to their area with a style of "Joie de Vivre" instrumental rock close to the sound of ASIWYFA and Fang Island.
After twenty-three years German blackened thrash act, Desaster, in collaboration with Rock Hard magazine Germany, has launched the first official Desaster music video! The video comes off the recently released album The Arts of Destruction, the follow-up to 2007's Satan's Soldiers Syndicate. Support for each record has included club and festival shows all over the planet. Desaster went for an old school feel for their video debut which is exactly what they got from director Oliver "Bomber" Barth.
Columbia, South Carolina hard-rockers Crossfade have exclusively premiered their fan-driven music video for the song "Dear Cocaine." "Dear Cocaine" is the 3rd single from Crossfade's We All Bleed and is a tell-all track that delves deep into a personal and emotional story of battling addiction. The song follows "Prove You Wrong" and "Killing Me Inside," which reached 16 on the active rock chart. The band is currently wrapping up a headlining tour with support from Weaving the Fate and Candlelight Red.
The Grammy-nominated rock group As I Lay Dying have premiered a lyric video for their new song "Cauterize". This news comes as the San Diego based rock group is about to head on the road for the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. The group will release their new album Awakened September 25th on Metal Blade Records. For the album, the band teamed with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson, who’s also the drummer for Descendents (and has played with Black Flag); and mixer Colin Richardson at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado.
On August 14th, The Kottonmouth Kings will release their most prolific record to date, titled Mile High. The Kings are flying high and delivering lyrical gymnastics over sonic soundscapes that will blow speakers from coast to coast. Mile High has The Kings passing the mic around like the Harlem Globetrotters pass a basketball and spitting lyrical fire. To help Mile High truly take flight, The Kings were joined in the studio by Swollen Members, Jahred ((Hed)p.e.), Mickey Avalon, and the demented duo, Twiztid.
Shinedown’s new album Amaryllis was released earlier this year and made a #1 chart debut on Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart, and a #4 debut on the Billboard 200. The album’s first single “Bully” hit #1 at Rock radio, marking Shinedown’s 7th consecutive chart-topper at the format. Amaryllis sees Shinedown joining forces once more with multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day), who previously collaborated with the band on the record-breaking The Sound of Madness.
Saving Abel combined meat and potatoes rock with their eponymous Gold-selling 2008 debut, which topped the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The record spawned the platinum single "Addicted" and the followup barn-burners, "Drowning (Face Down)" and the emotional "18 Days." Their second album, Miss America, topped the Hard Rock chart and imprinted the hearts and minds of radio listeners with the title cut, "Stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood)" and another Top 10 single, "The Sex is Good." Saving Abel is back with their third record Bringing Down the Giant and have debuted the video for the title track.
Australia's As Silence Breaks are back with a newly refined sound. Their sophomore release, entitled The Architecture of Truth, is a mix of twelve melodic death metal tracks scheduled to be released on July 13 via New Justice Records. The album was recorded at As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis’ studio in Escondido, California, with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Carnifex, Winds Of Plague, Sworn Enemy). The album pushes further into the realm of heavy metal, but still provides a varied offering.
The symphonic black metal band Riul Doamnei came together in the year 1999. The group became very well known in the European metal scene, touring with bands such as Vader, Rotting Christ, Krisiun and Incantation. They've had several releases over the years including 2007's Apocryphal, a concept album based on the Gnostic Gospels, a journey through the real and primitive meaning of Christian religion. The band just released the second single in support of their latest controversial and provocative concept album Fatima.
Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 Whitechapel stand as a defining force in contemporary heavy music. Building dramatically on the trademarked bludgeon of their first three releases, with Whitechapel the Tennessean sextet have inarguably delivered their most intense, dynamic, and downright hostile record to date. The album was engineered and mixed by Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver), who also handled production duties alongside the band. Whitechapel has just unleashed the video for the track "I, Dementia" which comes off of their new full-length self titled album, which was released last week via Metal Blade Records.
Like Moths To Flames is a five-piece hardcore/metal band from Columbus, Ohio. The group recently released their new album titled When We Don't Exist and the new accompanying video "The Wort in Me." Like Moths To Flames will be heading out on the road soon as part of the "Scream It Like You Mean It Tour" along with Attack Attack! We Came As Romans, The Acacia Strain, Abandon All Ships and more.
Formed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has been hailed far and wide as an incendiary force in modern hard rock. Halestorm made a top 5 debut on SoundScan’s Hard Music chart upon its 2009 release, simultaneously bursting into the top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200. Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), the album earned extensive acclaim for its infectious hard rock anthems, sexy hooks, and rough-and-tumble grooves. Last year saw the band traveling the country on the blockbuster "Avalanche Tour 2011," joining such hard rock luminaries as Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, and fellow Atlantic recording group Skillet.
As a weather pattern forms its shape and sound out of the unknown and invisible into something tangible and rare, so does the dirty blues force "little hurricane".
P.O.D. has released a new lyric video for "Murdered Love," the explosive title track from its forthcoming new studio album. The new song is another look into Murdered Love, P.O.D.’s first new album in four years set for release on July 10th 2012. Earlier this week, P.O.D. also filmed an official music video for "Murdered Love" with Ramon Boutisveth (All That Remains, For Today, Trivium) in their hometown of San Diego, California. P.O.D.’s first single, "Lost In Forever," has skyrocketed up the radio charts spending 4 weeks at #1 at Christian Rock Radio and jumping to #12 on Active Rock Radio this week.
Only those who truly champion sick animation should be allowed anywhere near the brand-spankin’-new video by Virginia’s speed metal punks Municipal Waste for “You’re Cut Off." The animation for "You’re Cut Off" was created by Pierre Mousquet and Jerume Cauwe of IMOV Studios and is a track off of Municipal Waste's latest album, The Fatal Feast. The band are currently wrapping up their headlining U.S. tour with a show at Santos Party House tonight in New York City. Next week, Municipal Waste heads to Europe to play the festival circuit and launch their European tour.
Featuring former and current members of Seattle acts Himsa, The Daves, Meices, Whiskey Tango and Good To Die labelmates Absolute Monarchs, Deadkill's debut 7" was released by Seattle-based Good To Die Records at the end of May. The potent release bears four anthems that surge with energy fans of Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, Poison Idea and the Hookers should be immediately attached to. The band has just unleashed their brand new video filmed for the opening track to their recently-released self-titled debut 7".
Italy's Evil Lucifera recently released her debut album Atrium Infernalis on Domestic Genocide Records. She plays aggressive, symphonic black metal with no clean vocals. The music on Atrium Infernalis is both powerful and aggressive and will appeal to fans of bands like Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir. Check out the video for the song "Desecretion's Silence".
Variety and diversity is what makes the world interesting, and every musical diet should have its share of "Guilty Pleasure", which is why Brokencyde are serving up a crunk smorgasbord with the release of their new album of the same name. For this album Brokencyde called in hip-hop heavyweights Paul Wall (aka The People's Champ), Tre Nyce, and UnderRated from Potluck to infuse the album with the proper amount of intoxicating hip-hop swagger. Brokencyde just released their latest video for the track "Never Back Down" featuring Deuce.