Pop punk band, Forever Came Calling have released a new music video for their song "The Office" off their latest album, Contender. Forever Came Calling is a four piece pop punk band from 29 Palms, California made up of Joe Candelaria, John Swaba, Bryce Esquivel and Isaac Taylor. Since their formation in 2008, the band has toured the country with numerous bands, self-released an EP titled HopE.Passion and two other releases on Pure Noise Records, including their newest album, Contender.
Fresh off the release of their sophomore album, Yours To Take, These Hearts have premiered a music video for "Been Through Hell." Join These Hearts as they say goodbye to their loved ones, pack up their instruments and travel across the country, all in the name of love for their music and fans. These Hearts have described themselves as a "popcore" band with influences such as Taking Back Sunday, Underoath, New Found Glory, Rufio, Senses Fail, Blink 182, and The Starting Line.
Progressive metallers The Safety Fire are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming second album Mouth Of Swords on the 3rd of September. And now the band are pleased to reveal the next track to be taken from the record, "Yellowism." Mouth Of Swords was once again produced by the band's own Derya "Dez" Nagle (guitar), who previously worked with Frank Turner (Mongol Horde), Rise To Remain, and THE Haarp Machine. It follows the release of last years acclaimed debut album Grind The Ocean, which saw them tour the world with the likes Periphery, Between The Buried And Me, Gojira, and Protest The Hero amongst others.
Late last year Toronto’s Dinosaur Bones decamped to Texas to work on their second full-length album, Shaky Dream which will be released on August 6, 2013 via Dine Alone Records. Teaming up with the production lead of John Congelton (St. Vincent, The Walkmen, Explosions In The Sky), the band found themselves immersed in a study of sound; in some cases, challenging and peeling back layers of their songs and taking them in directions they hadn't contemplated before. The quintet was moved, literally and figuratively from their comfort zone and the resulting ten new tracks are thematically steeped in self-reflection, yearning for honest communication and filled with a blend of dark pop, bombastic hooks, and flourishing rhythmic drone. The band just shot and released the video for the chilling new song "Nothing Left Between the Lines."
Your favorite Western Massachusetts metallers, Within The Ruins, have released a brand new music video today for their single "New Holy War." Within The Ruins will be hitting the road shortly on the "South Of The Border" tour supporting All Shall Perish and Oceano on their way to Heavy MTL Festival, held in Montreal. The band will fill in off-days with headlining shows starting with Metairie, LA on July 25th. The band released their new record, Elite earlier this year to quite the critical acclaim.
Toronto pop-rockers The Heights have released their official lyric video for new track "Soldier." The soaring song is the first released from their upcoming five-track EP Drag Race On The Moon, which is out July 9th. The band have taken a different spin on the standard lyric video, gathering up their friends and fans to help spell out each line of the song. Bursting with passion, soaring melodies and infectious choruses, Drag Race On The Moon is the rapidly rising band's third release, following on from their debut self-titled EP and Bonacres in April 2012. What was initially a solo project by lead singer Gavin Sutton back in 2011, has grown into a full band packed with undoubted talent. The Heights bring a wide range of influences to the table from the likes of Coldplay, City and Colour and John Mayer, while also clearly carving out their own signature sound.
After the successful release of the first video "Slashing to Live" from their debut CD Once Denied, Canadian metal band Shock are proud to release the video for the song "Paths of Glory." The video follows the fictional story of the attempted overthrow of a corrupt government by an equally corrupt rebellion. With both sides promising victory and power to the people, in the end, the people are the losers either way. The release of the album celebrates the 28th anniversary since the band formed. The band spent the balance of the year in Pebble Studios, recording eight of its classic songs such as "I'm Dangerous," "Paths of Glory," and "Fighting Chance."
Finnish hardcore heroes Unkind have unveiled their breathtaking new video for "Olemisen Pelko." Translated into English as 'Fear of Being,' "Olemisen Pelko" is taken from sixth studio album Pelon Juuret and the video was created by band member Pekka, who is credited as "sound and confusion" on the album; the master of synths and samples for the band. In addition, the band have confirmed a mammoth 23-date European tour supporting the mighty KEN mode. Drummer, Saku, commented: "It’s a montage made by our machinist Pekka depicting the overall theme of the song. An observation of people searching for comfort, something to keep their fear of being and dying at bay – whether through political or spiritual movements, or even consumerism, no matter how meaningless it will ultimately be."
A Breach of Silence have unleashed a music video for the song "There Will Be Blood." The video was directed by Caleb Graham, produced by David Wayland (Parkway Drive), and filmed near Byron Bay and Lennox Heads in NWS, Australia. The video begins as a bank robbery in progress by the band wearing masks portraying US presidents, Saddam Hussein, and Pope Benedict. A high-speed chase ensues on a deserted road throughout Byron Bay, where the thieves start disagreeing over how the "loot" should be divided amongst them. Chaos ensues on the Cliffs of Lennox Heads (captured by some amazing helicopter fly-by footage), as the band begins fighting on the edge of the cliffs, risking their lives over the stolen money in the briefcase. The band recently wrapped up production of their debut full-length album entitled Dead or Alive, which will be released on October 1st. The album was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me The Horizon, Opeth, In Flames, Arch Enemy).
"We Are," the All-Star charity single from Revolution Harmony featuring Serj Tankian, Ihsahn and Devin Townsend was released a few weeks ago. To commemorate the release of the song, the proceeds of which go to Buskaid, the band has debuted the official music video for "We Are." All money made from the sale of "We Are" will go directly to Buskaid, a charity that provides free music lessons and instruments to children in the townships of South Africa. Composed, arranged, programmed and produced by British music lecturer/journalist Ray Holroyd in Vancouver, the complex international studio project was recorded in North America, England, Norway and New Zealand, then mixed by Rohan Onraet (Slipknot, Machine Head) in London, and mastered by Ted Jensen (Green Day, Muse) in New York. The song features vocals from Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) and Ihsahn (Emperor), as well as guitar solos by Devin Townsend, along with Stefan Loh (We Claimed Sentience Once) on guitars, and additional vocals from the young up-and-coming UK singer Abbie Johnson.
Edmonton, Alberta's All Else Fails have unleashed their new music video for their first single "Better Left Undead" from their forthcoming EP Fucktropolis set to be released on Suicidal Bride Records on July 30th, 2013. Their heaviest and most diverse composition, this highly anticipated five track EP, the band’s 4th release, will solidly place All Else Fails amongst the best in their genre as they blend intense metal with a dark beauty. All Else Fails is making a mark around the world for their aggressively dark brand of metal that is breaking the traditional ideals of their genre. Drawing comparisons to bands like As I Lay Dying, the band infuses their music with a variety of elements that includes experimental, classical, synth lines, and spoken word sampling to accent a unique blend of heavy as hell screams and shiver inducing clean vocals.
Dynamic, progressive dark-rock visionaries Vulture Industries have released a lyric video for the title track to their forthcoming Season of Mist debut The Tower. "The Tower" explores dark musical vistas and lyrics within a unique mixture of progressive, experimental, extreme and even foreboding symphonic elements. With a wealth of creativity and the ability to shift gears smoothly in the blink of an eye, Vulture Industries bend, twist, and shape their songs into living entities embodying the width and breadth of human emotion. Comparisons to unique and trail-blazing artists such as Faith No More, Devin Townsend, Enslaved and Nick Cave, only act as starting points to this unique heavy rock band. Through their charismatic musicianship, Vulture Industries quickly earned the reputation of a formidable live act, characterized by the fusion of technical prowess with eccentric, manic performances by front-man Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen. The album comes out October 1st in North America.
Los Angeles hard rock band Gemini Syndrome have announced that they will release their debut album, LUX on September 10th. The new video for the single "Basement" was just released as well. Gemini Syndrome encapsulates both ends of the spectrum. The band conjures ethereal alternative melodies and then tempers them with gnashing, guttural distortion. After some early demos and cutting their teeth on the road, the group retreated to LasVegas to complete what would become their first offering with Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, In This Moment). Their progressive fascinations bare resemblance to their musical ethos. Aaron will reference clandestine secrecy of "The Enlightened" in the same breath as espousing the merits of Eastern Buddhist ideology. At the same time, Brian speaks of his Freemasonry studies and owns a collection of literature any occult scholar would envy.
Canadian progressive metal pioneers Voivod have completed the video for their Century Media debut album, Target Earth. The video, created by Italian filmmaker and multimedia artist, Nicola Piovesan, was created with 3D Motion Graphics using the visions and artwork of Voivod drummer, Away (Michel Langevin). Away had to say upon completion of the video: "I met Nicola Piovesan at the Voivod/Unkind show in Helsinki on October 31, 2012. We had a discussion about my 3D Graphics for the album Negatron and Nicola mentioned the possibility of him doing a 3D Motion video for our new album Target Earth. After viewing his fantastic video for The Core by the band ON|OFF|MAN, we knew he was the right person to capture the cyber world of Voivod. To us, the result is simply spectacular!" Target Earth is Voivod's thirteenth studio record.
GRMLN (Yoodoo Park) released his new album, Empire, last month on Carpark Records. Now he shares the video for his fast-paced single, "Teenage Rhythm."
Until Dawn's intense energy, intoxicating guitar riffs along with their lively stage shows has shown that their location in the remote Northern depths of Fort McMurray, Alberta will not slow them down as they unleash their new music video "This Fallen Fortress." Commenting on the song, vocalist Adam MacLeod said; "Our single 'This Fallen Fortress' started as a song about being from Fort McMurray and the struggles we face as a band secluded so far north. But quickly turn into being about gaining strength through out any obstacle you are faced with. We as a band believe you can find strength and perseverance in any situation, and turn it into a positive. Let this dawn awaken." Mixing the sound of modern metal and classic rock, brothers Luke and Deke Worrell, with Adam MacLeod and Steve White have created a thirteen track exploder with their latest album Horizon that appeals to both young and old alike.
On the 45th episode of Brutally Delicious, the world's most metal cooking show, your favorite host Bruce Moore is joined remotely by the guys in the Swedish multi-metal band Norrsköld. Tune in as they chat about the band while cooking up a tasty “Power Breakfast".
Mass produced pop music is one of the reasons people are being driven in droves to the music refugee camps of the metal/hardcore scene. One of the growing districts where you'll find people seeking asylum from the Top 40 charts is led by Maybe Whitney, a two man operation from Detroit. Their sound is your favorite parts of metal/hardcore with a side of electronic elements that will convince the girl next to you to twerk... if she knows how. Keep an ear out for more from these guys. Debut full-length coming out Fall 2013 with guests ranging from Slipknot and Chunk! No Captain Chunk! to D12. Get some!
The force is with British metal band The More I See who premiere their first-ever music video today. The video for "The Eye That Offends" was shot on abandoned sets from the iconic first Star Wars movie and is the lead track from their upcoming new album The Disappearing Humans, set for release October 1st. "The Eye That Offends" was filmed in the Tunisian desert in Northern Africa, on location at the childhood home of Luke Skywalker, and where we are first introduced to Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars movies. Long-since abandoned, the movie sets have been remarkably well-preserved by the arid desert heat. The More I See was formed in 2003 by original member Gizz Butt, who after founding the '80s Punk-Metal outfit English Dogs, spent four years as lead guitarist for The Prodigy. The Disappearing Humans is the fourth TMIS studio album, and will be the first to feature guitarist James Cluer on lead vocals.
Dream Theater's James LaBrie is about to release his latest record and as such, a lyric video for the anthem "Back On The Ground" has been released for your listening pleasure. This track is taken from the album Impermanent Resonance, to be released on July 29th, 2013 in Europe and August 6th, 2013 in North America. Next to James LaBrie and his long-time song writing partner, keyboardist and background vocalist Matt Guillory, the line-up on this diverse and extremely entertaining new album also features Marco Sfogli from Italy on guitar, Ray Riendeau (Halford, Machines of Loving Grace) on bass and Dream Theater audition's finalist Peter Wildoer (Darkane, Majestic, Arch Enemy) from Sweden on drums, making it the same line-up for the group as on the previous, much acclaimed album, Static Impulse from 2010. Furthermore, former Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers was also added to the fold for song writing and guitar recording contributions.