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U.S. active rockers FAREWELL TO FEAR have returned, armed with a new label and their cracking new single Brainwashed, out now across digital platforms, with the official music video available to view on YouTube.
FAREWELL TO FEAR was born out of the huge black hole that mainstream rock radio left during the absence of super rock stars like Metallica, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. The band revisits an era with big rock riffs, bigger choruses and huge anthems for a new generation of rockers.
The new single, Brainwashed, is as melodic and heavy as they come! It’s lyrically powerful with a deep meaning that will uniquely resonate with every listener and features heavy grinding guitars and a thundering rhythm section, coupled with haunting spine-tingling vocal melodies that elicit the deepest of emotions. To say Brainwashed is bold by any standard is an understatement.
Quinn Gardener-Kane is best known as the charismatic singer of Australian funk/hard rock band, DEFRYME. Now, he returns with a new project THE BLACK SKELETON, who today has released his new single The Ledge on all digital platforms via Golden Robot Records.
The Ledge is a stunning and peerless melodic rock track that highlights Gardener-Kane’s amazing vocals.
With an eclectic collection of songs that partner so perfectly with each other, The Black Skeleton has created an EP’s worth of music that will soon be available through Golden Robot Records.
Library of Tears is the latest single from international modern melodic death metal outfit ANCIENT SETTLERS, out now on all digital platforms via Crusader Records, and was produced by the legendary Fredrik Nordstrom. Library of Tears is accompanied by a stunning animated sci-fi short film.
Ancient Settlers was founded in 2020 by Carlos Chiesa-Estomba & Herman Riera former Haboryn), Rene González (former Aesthesis), Emmy Reyes (Blackbeer, former Gamalyel), and Antony Hämäläinen (Meridian Dawn, former – Nightrage & Armageddon), a group of musicians with more than fifteen-years of experience in the European and American metal circuit.
Library of Tears offers a perspective about the dark side of our society and the decadence of our species. Sonically, the track features powerful guitar riffs, heavy guitar solos, blunt drums, rumbling bass guitar and deep vocals, surrounded by a spiritual synths & keyboards atmosphere.
Denmark rockers, Diplomatic Immunity, have released their new single, Now’s the Time, out now across digital platforms, with the video available to view on YouTube here.
Successfully fusing the best elements of both U.S. and British rock to create one huge sound, Now’s the Time is a song about the last two people in a world of chaos and decay, living life together, as if every day is the last, and getting the most out of it.
The track conveys a feeling of positivity and hope in the riff and chords, but also a sense of aggression, to illustrate that survival in this world isn’t easy.
SORROW & THE SPIRE have dropped their new single In the City Tonight, out now across digital platforms through Crusader Records, with the music video available to view on YouTube.
The follow up to their previous stunning single My Misery Calling, In the City Tonight is another compositional success, reflecting Sorrow & The Spire’s penchant for heartfelt and undeniable song-craft. The yearning of its introspective lyric, about trying to find light in our darkest places, is expressed in emotional verses that give way to an undeniably anthemic guitar-driven chorus that feels both personal and universal.
Yet another rock masterpiece from SORROW & THE SPIRE, In the City Tonight is a big, bombastic tune that revels in the 90s glory day hard rock sound.
2020 saw the release of the landmark album from progressive art rock musician David Minasian. Titled The Sound of Dreams and released via Golden Robot Records, it featured a who’s who of progressive rock royalty.
David will be releasing Random Dreams: The Very Best of David Minasian Vol. 1 later this year, with his fans recently receiving a taste with the remixed double-A sided single The Sound of Dreams and Masquerade, both of which will appear on the upcoming album.
Now, David offers up some more delicacies from the album in the shape of yet another double-A sided single; Room With Dark Corners [Remix 2021] and Summer’s End [Remix 2021], which is now available on all digital platforms.
David Minasian enlisted the talents of Moody Blues vocalist Julie Ragins and Pentagram drummer Geof O’Keefe to help with the recording of Room With Dark Corners, a track from David’s most recent landmark studio album The Sound of Dreams.
Swiss hard rockers KING ZEBRA have been causing a huge stir since signing with Crusader Records. The band have released three sizzling singles: Wall Of Confusion, featuring Thundermother’s singer Guernica Mancini, bringing the fun with their track Hot Cop Lady, and the huge 80s hard rock sound of We’re the Survivors. Now, KING ZEBRA have today unleashed their new album Survivors.
Survivors is the first full-length album release on Crusader Records. From beginning to end it is an energetic and memorable collection of songs packed with catchy riffs and meaningful lyrics. Written and recorded during tough times, this work truly makes us all survivors!
Switzerland has produced some monumental hard rock bands over the years such as Krokus, Gotthard, Shakra – now KING ZEBRA stand proudly alongside them.
Boston’s own garage punk-n-rollers BAABES have released their new single Greaseballs To Glitters with an accompanying video via Riot Records. The single is an anthemic, sleaze-drenched rock anthem radiating the best garage, punk and classic glam influences.
Greaseballs To Glitters is the first single from their upcoming full-length release. The hard drums and loud, distorted guitars keep a cool-as-hell groove moving, while the howling and provoking vocals let you know how much you’re all going to be needing what these punks have. It’s MC5, it’s New York Dolls, it’s The Stooges… it’s BAABES!
After crushing the metal world with their recent single I Don’t Wanna Be Your God, LAST TEMPTATION are back with another new metal anthem Ashes and Fire, which is accompanied by a sizzling video clip, is out now via Crusader Records.
Ashes and Fire is about people who want to be the centre of the universe, no matter what it takes. People who feel the need to attract views to flatter their egos. No price is too big for these people. Killing people, killing the Earth, and everything that goes along with it, as long as they get attention.
Ashes and Fire is chunky and groove laden, with a melodic, catchy chorus. It really reflects the evolution of the band as a whole. LAST TEMPTATION keep it heavy with some stunning meaty riffs, brilliant guitar licks and soaring vocals whilst retaining the melody. Crank this track loudly whilst cruising the highway! LAST TEMPTATION are set to light up the metal world.
COUSIN BETTY are back with a brand new single New Dimensions, which is out now via Golden Robot Records. The single is another chunky stoner / desert rock feast.
Cousin Betty’s latest single is taken from their upcoming sophomore EP Overs. With heavy guitars and crashing cymbals, New Dimensions is an exploration and analysis of the diabolical sci-fi death cult, Heaven’s Gate.
Overs is out now. Following the success of their debut EP Left, and the success of singles Drone, Tape Hiss and AWOL, this EP will sit in the happy middle ground of a band finding its way from the solo project (of guitarist Damien Stofka), to the collective of Sydney stalwarts that now complete the band’s physical line-up.
Featuring members of Nitocris, Madame Fatale, Death Mattel, LITTER and Spurs for Jesus (and Lime Spiders on this EP), the future seems bright for this band whose roots in garage psyche are far less apparent in their broader set than this EP.
Do you like songs about suicide cults, voodoo magic and witches that would be most at home on a Pebbles compilation?… Look no further.
KING OF SWEDEN is a Finnish progressive rock band, founded in late 2019 by guitarist and singer Sampsa Nelimarkka, drummer Janne Savela and bass player Erkka Heinilä. They have released their debut album The Training digitally via Crusader Records.
KING OF SWEDEN’S debut album combines deeply rooted prog rock with fresh energy and attitude. The Training is a strong combination of a vintage and modern sound, containing skilful riffs and energetic guitar playing, as well as smooth prog ballads. The result is an irresistible journey through dreamy visions and magical atmospheres.
KING OF SWEDEN are heavily influenced by the 70’s Prog Rock glory days, but also bring a modern day Prog feel to their craft, creating an interesting and intricate tapestry.
After hitting the UK rock chart at number 6 with their recent EP Intra, powerhouse UK hard rock trio SKAM are back with their brand-new sophomore EP Venous, which is out now digitally via X-Ray Records.
SKAM have kept the pedal down in recent months by releasing 3 singles from Venous; Circle, Fade Out, and most recently, Deadliest Sin, which the band today released a lyric video for.
On Deadliest Sin, SKAM take a break from power rock and produce a track that is a sensitive song about pride. The lyrics focus on an argument between lovers who are both too proud to admit they are in the wrong.
‘’We put a lot of time into this one to get the feeling right. The track itself builds into an emotive feel-good song. The lads have worked hard to combine big hooks and delicious harmonies to draw you in. Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself.’’ – SKAM
After coming to our attention in 2020, GHOSTS OF SUNSET are really establishing themselves as a major player in the hard rock scene. The band have clocked up several hundred thousand streams to date on the back of some classy singles.
The band released their latest single If You’re Not Coming Back via Golden Robot Records in September and have now released a great video clip for the track.
If You’re Not Coming Back sticks true to their hair metal / Hollywood rock stylings, with a ballad-esque vibe. The single demonstrates that it’s hard to really know what ‘gone’ means until you come to grips with what ‘forever’ means. A slow fadeaway allows time for preparation, but a quick flash and burn leaves you with more questions than answers. Asking your only true love what to do if they’re not coming back.
The Jurassic DEAD DIRTY DINOSAURS recently dropped a killer new single and video Catalyst via Riot Records, and have followed it up with another cracking single – Brainfire, which is out now on all digital platforms.
DEAD DIRTY DINOSAURS released their latest EP Too Many Questions: The Abbey Road Masters (Remastered) back in March through Riot Records and have kept the momentum rolling with singles Catalyst and Delirious.
Grab your keys, it’s time for a road trip! The DEAD DIRTY DINOSAURS are back again with part three of their single trilogy – this time they are fuzzed out, laid back and ready to cruise.
Brainfire is another noisy banger from the Brisbane trio that’s landing as the East Coast of QLD is just heating up and getting ready for summer, so stick this on a C90 and drop the top people.
Wherever you are though, this tune will make it feel like summer and warm you from the inside out as the Triple D’s take you on another heartfelt journey. The DEAD DIRTY DINOSAURS, despite what their name says, are far from extinct.
THE DAYDREAM DISTRICT is the brainchild of husband and wife Scott and Jeni Ivey. Part rock, part pop, part 90s alternative, THE DAYDREAM DISTRICT brings an eclectic fusion of sound that spirals through different genres.
Novocaine for the Soul is the latest single from American alternative rock band, THE DAYDREAM DISTRICT. A cover of the classic 90’s rock song by Eels, THE DAYDREAM DISTRICT’S version brings their uniquely crafted pop melody to a new generation with a revived rock spirit.
Recently signing to Golden Robot Records, THE DAYDREAM DISTRICT have just released their latest single Novocaine for the Soul, available on all digital platforms.
L.A. based garage rock ‘n’ rollers VELVET STARLINGS have been busy over the last few months releasing 3 singles, all with accompanying videos – Back Of The Train, Technicolor Shakedown and She Said (She Said). Now they have released their new digital album Technicolor Shakedown via Golden Robot Records.
Technicolour Shakedown is the follow up to the 2019 EP Love Everything, Love Everyone. Lead singer, guitarist & organ player Christian Gisborne – who turned 18 in May – released his debut self-titled EP Velvet Starlings when he was 15. Speaking about the album, Gisborne says, “In the doom and gloom of Covid, I found myself reminiscing all the time about the days when we would wait in line for hours to see our favourite bands. The songs on the first album reflect everything I felt I was missing out on.”
With a bevy of new songs written and ready to unleash, Gisborne was craving the comradery of a band. He turned to brothers Foster and Hudson Poling, who play drums and bass respectively. They first met in line outside of a 2019 Cage The Elephant show, and, discovering a shared love of The Who and SpongeBob, quickly found themselves making a plan to meet up at a rehearsal space to jam. Gisborne had previously used session musicians to augment his live set but as his friendship with the Polings grew, so did his realization that they were the perfect fit for this new era of Velvet Starlings.
Looking to 2021 and beyond, Christian says, “I think a rock ‘n’ roll renaissance is coming after this crazy year of lock down. We’re hoping that a full front-to-back of Technicolour Shakedown will evoke the feeling you get at a rock n roll house party – wherever the listener may find themself.”
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