NARNIA – A CRACK IN THE SKY

Narnia’s new album; From Darkness To Light is the band’s eight studio album, and a natural sequel to the previous, self-titled album, from the band’s return and 20th anniversary in 2016. Today, the track “Crack In The Sky” is released on all digital platforms as single in advance! “Darkness To Light” is set for a release via Narnia Songs/ Sound Pollution on August 2nd, 2019! The spark that Narnia lit on last year’s live album We Still Believe – Made in Brazil, has followed the band into the studio, where this energy has been channelled and structured into a long… Continue reading

Empyre – New Republic

EMPYRE is thrilled to announce the release of the second single and video “New Republic” today. Taken from their forthcoming debut album “Self Aware”, set for release on 5th July, “New Republic” will show the world what EMPYRE truly represents: contemporary rock riffs and hard hitting rhythms working together to create cohesive memorable songwriting seething with heavy riffs and fiery vocals. The lyrical domain also plays a dominant role in “New Republic” telling an urgent, current and sadly unbearable truth. Reflecting on “New Republic” EMPYRE comment: “A song written as a retaliation to the crazy world we are currently living… Continue reading

Slomatics – Gears of Despair

Irish doom band SLOMATICS have just released their song “Gears of Despair” over at Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The song is taken from their upcoming album “Canyons” which will be released on June 14th via Black Bow Records. Formed in Belfast late 2004, Slomatics aim to reduce riffs to a primal state of heaviness, to produce music which whilst imploding under its own weight, creates a joyous and euphoric state of well being which can only be obtained with a slew of vintage amplifiers, fuzz pedals, analog synths and an alarming array of percussion instruments. This has endured through UK… Continue reading

Violent Life Violent Death – Pray

 Charlotte metallic hardcore band VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH will release a new EP titled Sadness Rains on June 7th with Innerstrength Records. Today, the band has partnered with Decibel to debut a brand you track called “Pray.” Watch the lyric video below. Commenting on the song’s lyrical content, vocalist Scott Cowan says, “Lyrically, “Pray” is a love affair with the beauty of creation, represented by the children of the night (symbolized as stars), bestowed by mother moon and father sun. Sonically, we wanted to use this track to end the record with elements from each of the previous pieces, while sprinting towards… Continue reading

The HU – Yuve Yuve Yu

Mongolian rock group – that became an online sensation when they released music videos for “Wolf Totem” and “Yuve Yuve Yu”, racking up a combined 28 million views to date and charted at #1 and #2 on iTunes globally – The HU announce the release of their debut album, The Gereg, on September 13, 2019, ahead of their highly anticipated 23 date European tour. The album’s title, The Gereg, takes its name from the term used for the first diplomatic “passport” issued by the Mongol Empire during the time of Genghis Khan. The band’s logo and image on The Gereg album cover is of a snow leopard. In Mongolia… Continue reading

Warmrain – ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’

WARMRAIN return after a unexpectedly lengthy hiatus with a their debut album ’Back Above The Clouds‘ on Rain Records on June 7, 2019 (with vinyl version to follow later in the year). Described by songwriter Leon J Russell as “The documentation of one person‘s journey back to themselves, triggered by the catalyst of heart-breaking loss…”  and based on a true story. ’Back Above The Clouds‘ was preceded by an EP out now. The lead track “Here Comes The Rain Again” a sublime interpretation of Eurythmics‘ song, appears in edited form. Watch the stunning 4K video, shot at Dorchester Abbey Conceived… Continue reading

Junky Love – ‘Nowhere To Go’

‘Nowhere To Go’ is the 4th single by London based psych/garage rock trio Junky Love, who consist of singer/bassist Axel Loughrey, guitarist Deniz Erdal and drummer Chris Corrigan. Recorded at Studio 9 in London, the song was co-produced by the band with Keir Vine. Describing the lyrical content of the song, Axel states that “it is about self medicating and substance abuse. As anxiety and mental health issues reign over our sanity, many of us seek to numb that pain away. A marriage of drugs and alcohol is often the painkiller we fall in love with.” An accompanying video for ‘Nowhere To Go’… Continue reading

Cerberus – Last Dance

Mexico’s metal juggernauts CERBERUS will release their new album, FIRE!, on July 12th. Today, the band has revealed the record’s latest single, a metal ballad called “Last Dance,” via a music video that can be viewed now. Commenting on the new single, Paul Wrath says, “5 years have passed since our debut album ‘Otura Ka’ was released and we haven’t written a ballad since then… so for this album we decided to make it right and we added two ballads to the table! This one has more of a southern vibe, but it was always a side we wanted to explore and we’re really… Continue reading

Wormwood – The Isolationist

Today Wormwood invites you back 152 years in time. To this very day, on the first of June, 1867. To a year when the summer never came to Sweden. A devastating famine ravaged throughout the country. The scars from the starvation and the failed crops can be seen til these days out in the isolated provinces. ‘The Isolationist’ is song about solitude. About a man who refuses to leave his home deep in the forest. His old wife dies, yet there he remains and withers away into obscurity. ‘The Isolationist’ is the first offering from the band‘s sophomore album ‘Nattarvet’,… Continue reading

Zig Zags – Punk Fucking Metal

 Brooklyn Vegan recently premiered “Punk Fucking Metal”. They’ll Never Take Us Alive will be available on LP, CD and download on May 10th, 2019 via RidingEasy Records. ZIG-ZAGS LIVE 2019: 06/07 Los Angeles, CA @ The Factory – album release show 06/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Ivy Room 06/15 Eureka, CA @ Little Red Lion 06/16 Portland, OR @ Highwater Mark 06/17 Seattle, WA @ Belltown Yacht Club 06/19 Vancouver, BC @ CBDB’s 06/21 Nevada City, CA @ Cooper’s Ale Works 06/22 Ventura, CA @ Red Cove 06/27 Tijuana, MX @ Moustache Bar 06/28 Tecate, MX @ Licores… Continue reading