Monthly Archives July 2020

DEATHCRAEFT – Release New Single

DEATHCRAEFT is a thrash/death metal band from Greece. It  was formed in 2017 by guitarist kostas Kalampokas who, after attending Berklee College of Music, created a recording studio business in his hometown, Ioannina. After producing albums for various bands he brought together Giannis Chionidis (drummer of the progressive death band Echidna) and Nikonas Tsolakos on vocals and they recorded the debut album of Deathcraeft called “On Human Devolution”. It is a concept album based on H.P. Lovecraft’s writings and the Cthulhu Mythos he created, but at its core it deals with socio-political issues.

The album was released on bandcamp (https://deathcraeft.bandcamp.com/) on July 5th and will be released by distrokid on all major digital platforms (Spotify, Amazon, iTunes) on July 27th 2...

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U.D.O. – Post New Music Video

German heavy metal legend Udo Dirkschneider has posted a new music video online, their third from U.D.O.’s latest album, “We Are One,” which was recorded with the Musikkorps der Bundeswehr/Band of the German Armed Forces. You can check it out above. The album is available now through AFM Records.

“A German heavy metal outfit founded and fronted by powerhouse vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, U.D.O. emerged in the late ’80s after Dirkschneider exited the popular power metal group Accept...

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CURSES – Debut New Song

CURSES are streaming “Amethyst” ahead of next week’s release of their new album, “Chapter II: Bloom“. SharpTone Records plan to have that album out next Friday, August 7th. Speaking of this new single, the band comments:

“‘Amethyst‘ is about the loss of one’s maternal creator. It explores the immense beauty that can be found beneath the throes of grief and connects it to the sublime reality of the natural world. Even after death, our loved ones continue to live within us through the memories we’ve created, the everpresent love we will always feel, and the perspectives we’ve inherited.”

Founded in 2014, Curses is a metalcore band from West Virginia signed to Imminence Records for their first album, “Chapter I: Introspect.”

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RAVEN – Debut New Single

British/American metal trio RAVEN have unleashed a new single and lyric video for the song “Top Of The Mountain.” The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Metal City”, slated to be out on September 18 via SPV/Steamhammer as a CD digipak, LP, bundle version with shirt (only at the Steamhammer shop), download and stream.

“Our initial goal was just to raise the bar once more. We did a good job on ‘ExtermiNation’ and decided we just wanted more of everything next time,” John Gallagher says. “However, things changed once we got Mike on board. Attitude and tempos got revved up a lot! Mike is a ball of energy. He has a good ear and is a big fan of the early albums, especially the crazy feel...

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OBSIDIAN KINGDOM – New Single Premiere

OBSIDIAN KINGDOM has announced that they will be releasing their new album “Meat Machine” on September 25 via Season of Mist.

According to metalunderground site, “The full-length is a harsh sonic journey, abject and stentorian like a love letter from a school shooter. The perverse album is a rough drop into a nightmarish world of forbidden desires, frustrated sexual urges and the dark realms of the subconscious mind.

In conjunction with the announcement, the band has unveiled the intense and heavy first single, “Meat Star,” along with a stunning new music video. Directed by Ferran Ureña (Vivir Rodando) and Eric Morales (Universal Music Group), the video features a top-notch production that weaves together a tale of humankind’s primal nature. The video can be viewed above.

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Joe Satriani – New Animated Music Video

Joe Satriani has dropped an animated video for “Yesterday’s Yesterday”, a track off his latest studio effort, “Shapeshifting.” The clip was directed by Joe‘s son, ZZ Satriani, who also shot and directed the last video from “Shapeshifting”“Nineteen Eighty.”

When asked about the process this time around, ZZ confesses: “First off, it was a fun challenge during these strange times of quarantine. We live in different cities, so Joe had to set up the lights, green screen, and camera, and film the video on his own.” He continues: “Once I put together the footage, I knew I had to add a little more character to the video...

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DYING VISION – Release New Single

DYING VISION have released their second single “Human Condition” ahead of their second album release set for August 27th this year. They have launched the single with a very impactful video showing how the ‘Human Condition’ is to “Consume and devour”.

About the track: “I was very pissed off with the world when writing this. It was when I was watching way too much news and just hated the world around me. The song is basically holding a mirror up to humanity and showing its true reflection. When I wrote this, I imagined a death figure sat on a throne watching how we destroy each other. Not everyone, but a lot of people are just a virus on this world, I envisioned the first part of the song to show nature and the world turning in its natural beauty...

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PISTOLS AT DAWN – Drop Three New Singles

Atlanta-based rockers, PISTOLS AT DAWN, are set to rack up a couple million more listens as they ride the wave following their release of not one, not two, but THREE electrifying new hard rock singles: ‘Cold’, ‘Gauntlet’ and ‘All You Offer’.

 Listen to ‘Cold’, ‘Gauntlet’ & ‘All You Offer’ on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/49BPg2vDSF1bWsH0zUnNSz?si=i_CpOW8MTliFBwqxrG410A

Released in early 2020, all three high-octane singles were recorded and engineered by the iconic Jeff Tomei, a producer known for his work with artists like The Smashing Pumpkins and Matchbox Twenty, at Cock the Walk Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

“We’re a high energy, heavy-hitting, heart-pumping, radio-ready hard rock band with a modern sound that pushes our listeners not to acce...

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RED FANG – New Song Premiere

RED FANG has unleashed a new song by the name of “Stereo Nucleosis” streaming via YouTube above. The band have some more new music in the works at the moment.

“In 2005, David Sullivan, Maurice Bryan Giles, Aaron Beam, and John Sherman consolidated their powers to form Red Fang. They played their first, legendary show on the final night of that year, welcoming 2006 with buckets of sweat and splinters of destruction. Exactly one year later, they were opening for the Melvins and Big Business. In their previous bands, the members of Red Fang created difficult, complicated, challenging music...

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STITCHED UP – Debut New Single

Austin, Texas metallic trio, STITCHED UP, released the single “David Carradine” via all streaming platforms. The song is the fourth single release from their upcoming, sophomore album Jupiter Jazz And The Suicide Cult. “David Carradine” is a mix of scraping groove in the vein of ‘90s bands such as Pantera, Meshuggah and Sepultura with components of more traditional metal and thrash. Chris Rogers (bass) and Matthew MacMorran (guitar) vocalize aggression in varied, hardcore tones.

The song was named after the actor. It features samples from David Carradine in his starring role in the 1975 film Death Race 2000. Carradine committed suicide in 2009. The lyrics are a commentary about suicide.

Vocalist/bassist, Chris Rogers comments on the meaning of the song:

“David C...

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