Brian 'Head' Welch's Love and Death have today released the official music video for "Let Me Love You", their fan-favorite cover of DJ Snake and Justin Bieber's smash hit, featuring power house vocalist, Lacey Sturm (formerly of Flyleaf). Stream the track here and watch the new music video here.
Speaking on the band's latest release, Brian 'Head' Welch shares:
"LMLY has been one of my favorite tracks to cover. It's so enjoyable to me making a pop song super heavy! Having three vocalists perform on the track was unique as well and I love the way mine, Lacey and JR’s voices blend together. When I asked Lacey to do the song with us I had no idea what the lyrics would mean to her at that particular time. After discovering what she was going through, my main hope with the song was that Lacey would find healing, and that healing might extend to anyone struggling in life who heard the track. The “never give up” message that directors Sebastien Paquet and Alison Roberto worked hard to convey in the music video profoundly mirrored some of the conversations Lacey and I were having behind the scenes, without either director having prior knowledge of the conversations, so we were very blown away by that and we’re so proud of what we achieved here with this song and video. Art is so much more powerful than we think."
Guest vocalist, Lacey Sturm adds
"Working with Love and Death on Let Me Love You was sort of a supernatural experience. I was mourning the loss of a loved one when I recorded the song. Mourning is a multifaceted process and sort of comes in waves. They asked me to do the song at a very dark moment in that process. When I went to sing in the studio the lyrics were everything I wanted to sing and scream in response to this death; which felt like such a theft. Sometimes death is beautiful and sometimes it is a thief. I know people who have died from overdose, alcoholism, suicide–yes–but I also know so many people who have overcome these things and are making that story their own ripple effect of hope and life. Brian and I both have lived stories like that; over coming suicide and addiction. For Bieber to sing Let Me Love You is inspiring in one way maybe, but for Brian to scream it and to get to scream it along side him over so many people who are struggling–it’s like I got to believe for people to overcome right in the face of the hopelessness I was tempted to embrace. The same thing happened when I did the video. I needed it. Right at that moment. It was like the author of life loved me while death was trying to suffocate me. I got to let God love me through this sacred echo of a song. I’m so thankful."
The track is taken from the band's latest album, 'Perfectly Preserved' which was released earlier this year to much acclaim from both fans and critics alike, with Loudwire naming it one of their 'Best Rock Albums of 2021 So Far'. The album has spawned 3 previous singles - the lead single, "Down" debuted at #32 at active rock radio, making it one of the most added tracks at the format the week it was released, followed by "White Flag" and "The Hunter" featuring Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin. To date, the album has clocked up 6 million cross-platform streams to date. 'Perfectly Preserved' can be streamed here and physical copies, including limited edition vinyl, are available now from brianheadwelchstore.com and at retailers nationwide.
About Love and Death
Love and Death began with the similar raw, authentic emotional honesty that drove singer/guitarist Brian “Head” Welch to multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning heights as a cofounder of genre trailblazers Korn. Forged as an outlet for recovery and redemption in a season of change, the formation of Love and Death resulted in the dynamic 2013 debut Between Here & Lost. The album spoke plainly to the hearts of similarly disenfranchised fans all across the world.
Love and Death now return with Perfectly Preserved, a crushing yet accessible full-length follow-up, driven by the spiritual resilience inherent in the first record, combined with an even starker depiction of real-life struggle. Anger, broken relationships, lowered self-worth, and the collision of optimistic values with oppressive systems are all on display, from the arresting refrains of “Tragedy,” “Death of Us,” and “Affliction,” to the bold, conqueror driven anthem of “White Flag.” Simply put, it is heavy music to vigorously confront depression, heartbreak, and pain.
Perfectly Preserved marks the introduction of guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter Jasen Rauch as a full-fledged member of the band, as well as second time producer for Love and Death (co-production from Joe Rickard). Jasen, best known as an integral part of chart-topping rockers Breaking Benjamin, produced Love and Death’s first album in 2013. Completing this definitive lineup as they charge into this new chapter are the band’s original guitarist, JR Bareis, who now shares vocals with Welch, and powerhouse drummer Isaiah Perez.
Much like A Perfect Circle or Stone Sour, Love and Death isn’t a “side project” or replacement for the guys’ respective bands. It’s an extension and companion, offering each of them a unique outlet to explore different aspects of their creative passions.
It’s also an opportunity for further collaboration with their friends from other bands. “The Hunter” features Jasen’s Breaking Benjamin bandmate (and solo artist) Keith Wallen, who was also a major co-writer on the project, and longtime comrade and former Flyleaf singer, Lacey Sturm lends her vocals to a metallic rendition of a surprising pop cover.
As their fans have learned to expect, Love and Death are fearless in their open examination of contradictions and failure, making confessional music with an underlying anchor of purpose and hope that has clocked up 29 million streams to date. Like the band’s very moniker suggests, both ‘Love’ and ‘Death’ are very present in all that they do.
After much anticipation, Austin TX hardcore collective BAND OF BASTARDS has released their turbulent debut album, DELETE. REPEAT., today with Redacted Records/SilverDoor Music. Stream it now at the links below.
Guitarist Andrew Leeper comments on the band's first record:
"'DELETE. REPEAT.' is a furiously feral slab of American hardcore. We wanted the record to be raw and immediate, so we headed into the studio after only a handful of practices and it just clicked. We ended up recording half the songs pre-pandemic and the other half towards the start of 2021. There was real catharsis in making a record this righteously pissed during the last year. Half of the songs have never been played live so as clubs start to reopen, it feels good to finally be able to unleash them on people."
Stream "DELETE. REPEAT.":
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Tidal - https://bit.ly/3hYPZCA
More from DELETE. REPEAT.:
"Ruined" (Official Video): https://backl.ink/147219342
"Prospect" (Official Video): https://backl.ink/147219693
"Division" (Official Video): https://youtu.be/Z3qgP5xb6MA
"Can't Ya Crawl" (Official Video): https://youtu.be/cd5UJBgPIPE
"Holy Roller" (Official Video): https://youtu.be/7Z69-AFNv3g
BAND OF BASTARDS is a hardcore punk band, by lifers for lifers. After decades in the Austin underground and a rap sheet of current and former bands a mile long (...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Sparta, Markov, Black Books, We'll Go Machete, Glass Shadows) these Austin music scene vets form a tight, locked-in wrecking crew.
Fast, loud and to the point, the 12 songs on DELETE. REPEAT. rip by in under 30 minutes. Recorded by Charles Godfrey of Scary American Recordings (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Swans, Black Angels, Cannibal Corpse) the record captures the raw intensity and immediacy of the BASTARDS slugging it out in a grimey, all-ages club.
With roots in early American hardcore, BAND OF BASTARDS manages to evolve that sound into something new. It’s chaotic, it’s relentless and as Leeper said, "it’s righteously pissed."
DELETE. REPEAT. Tracklisting:
3. False Idols
5. Holly Roller
6. Dying In The Streets
7. Let Me Out
8. Raising Satanic Children
9. Can't Ya Crawl
BAND OF BASTARDS Lineup:
Jason Reece - Vocals
Andrew Leeper - Guitar
Sam Rich - Drums
Erick Sanger - Bass
Grammy Award nominated progressive metallers Between The Buried And Me have have dropped new track, "Revolution In Limbo", the second song taken from their highly anticipated new album, 'Colors II', which will be released on Friday, August 20th via Sumerian Records with pre-orders available now from betweentheburiedandme.com.
Find "Revolution In Limbo" on streaming platforms here and watch the visualizer here or by clicking the image below.
"Revolution In Limbo" follows the release of first single "Fix The Error" which spawned a brilliant animated music video, paying homage to the 90s cartoons the band grew up watching. "Fix The Error" debuted in the top 10 on the iTunes Metal charts and was the third most played track on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal the week it launched. Fans were so excited by new Between The Buried and Me music and the announcement of 'Colors II' that the first pressing of vinyl pre-orders completely sold out in just 24 hours.
Between The Buried and Me built their influential 2007 album, 'Colors', on an unwavering commitment to artistic integrity. They’ve only fortified that commitment on its 2021 sequel, "Colors II" [Sumerian Records]. The circumstances surrounding both records bear key similarities, yet the North Carolina quintet--Tommy Rogers [lead vocals, keyboards], Paul Waggoner [lead and rhythm guitar, backing and lead vocals], Dustie Waring [rhythm and lead guitar], Blake Richardson [drums], and Dan Briggs [bass, keyboards]—once again stretch the boundaries of their signature sound and heavy music at large.
“Especially with 2020, we really wanted to give it all we could and show the world we’re still here,” explains Tommy. “That’s part of the reason we named it Colors II. We were in a similar spot when we did the first Colors. Back then, we had just gotten done with OZZfest. We were wondering, ‘Where do we belong in this music scene?’ We still struggle with that. At both of these moments in our career, we decided to just be ourselves and write the best album we can. We came out guns blazing, and I feel like it’s some of our most creative material in a long time.”
“Colors was very much our attempt at a do-or-die statement,” recalls Paul. “We had to establish our identity and be who we really wanted to be in order to have a career. This time around, our industry was shutdown for a year. Once tours were cancelled due to the Pandemic, we were like, ‘We’ve got to write a record, and it’s got to be good’. We had to do something next level.
Between The Buried And Me will also be hitting the road next month for their "An Evening With Between The Buried And Me" Tour. In celebration of their 21 years as a band, Between The Buried And Me will play two special sets each evening, the first consisting of a career spanning set-list and the second, playing their album, 'The Great Misdirect' in full. Tickets are available now from betweentheburiedandme.com and VIP Package are available from btbamvip.com. Full dates listed below.
Aug 3 Atlanta, Ga At Masquerade
Aug 4 Richmond, Va At Canal Club
Aug 5 Philadelphia, Pa At Tla
Aug 6 Washington, Dc At Black Cat
Aug 8 Nyc, Ny At Gramercy
Aug 9 Nyc, Ny At Gramercy
Aug 10 Worcester, Ma At Palladium
Aug 11 Hartford, Ct At Webster Theater
Aug 13 Poughkeepsie, Ny At The Chance
Aug 14 Rochester, Ny At Anthology
Aug 15 Pittsburgh, Pa At Mr. Smalls
Aug 16 Cleveland, Oh At Beachland Ballroom
Aug 17 Detroit, Mi At Magic Stick
Aug 19 St. Louis, Mo At Old Rock House
Aug 20 Chicago, Il At House Of Blues
Aug 21 Minneapolis, Mn At Lyric Theater
Aug 22 Lawrence, Ks Liberty Hall
Aug 23 Denver, Co At Summit
Aug 25 Salt Lake City, Ut At The Complex
Aug 26 Boise, Id At Knitting Factory
Aug 28 Seattle, Wa At El Corazon
Aug 29 Portland, Or At Bossanova Ballroom
Aug 31 Sacramento, Ca At Ace Of Spades
Sep 1 Garden Grove, Ca At Garden Grove Amp.
Sep 2 Los Angeles, Ca At Teragram
Sep 3 Las Vegas, Nv At Fremont Country Club
Sep 4 Phoenix, Az At Crescent
Sep 6 Dallas, Tx At Trees
Sep 7 San Antonio, Tx Vibes Event Center
Sep 8 Houston, Tx At Rise
Sep 10 Pensacola, Fl At Vinyl
Sep 11 Tampa, Fl At Orpheum
Sep 12 Fort Lauderdale, Fl At The Culture Room
Sep 15 Nashville, Tn At Marathon Music Works
Sep 16 Charlotte, Nc At Underground
Sep 17 Charlotte, Nc At Underground
Metalcore band TRAVERSE THE ABYSS released a somber new video for their track “ONLY HUMAN” which brings a bouncy groove, searing riffs, and emotional harsh vocals. Following up the comical video for “Faucet Mouth”, this visual depicts a much more serious narrative reminding us that connections and memories are what make life fulfilled.
Watch "ONLY HUMAN"
Stream "ONLY HUMAN"
"More serious and emotional than our previous single, “Only Human” maintains heavy grooves and riffs while the lyrics reflect on the feelings we go through when loved ones pass or friendships wither away. The message is that we are only human, everyone makes mistakes, and not to take friendship or love for granted because nothing lasts forever and connections with others are pure human wealth." - Eric Abyss, vocalist
Heavy and in-your-face, TRAVERSE THE ABYSS fuse elements of metalcore and various metal sub-genres to create something truly unique. Searing riffs, bouncy grooves, dynamic harsh vocals, and powerful lyrics all come together to build an intense sound.
The band from Scranton, Pennsylvania debuted in late 2016 with their album ‘The Gamble of Life’ and followed up with a self-titled EP in 2018. They have played independent shows along the East Coast which has allowed them to make their mark in the underground metal scene while having the opportunity to open for several national touring bands such as Motionless In White, Whitechapel, Miss May I, and Attila.
Following the comical single “Faucet Mouth”, which premiered via Metal Injection, TRAVERSE THE ABYSS brings a serious tone to the table with “ONLY HUMAN” delivering a story about life passing by, losing loved ones, and how the connections we build are important.
JUNO Award-winning Canadian indie pop band Walk Off the Earth has delivered their sixth studio full-length album, Meet You There, available now across all digital streaming platforms via Golden Carrot Records/The Orchard. STREAM HERE.
Meet You There includes the new radio single “Love You Right” featuring GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum-selling Danish pop group Lukas Graham that has clocked over a million streams in under a week. The LP also features previously released singles “Nicknames” with gnash, which spent 20+ weeks at the top of Canadian radio charts, as well as “Oh What A Feeling,” “Anthem,” “How it is,” “this is love,” and “Farther We Go.”
Walk Off the Earth share, “Working on this album was truly a rewarding process. We’ve all been through so much in the past year and we couldn’t have gotten through it without the support of our WOTElings and each other. WOTElings – We hope to see you soon and ‘Meet You There’!”
Since 2020, Walk Off the Earth has released a series of original singles, surpassed 1 billion YouTube views, partnered with the likes of Pokémon (“Journey Starts Today”) and the NHL (“Hockey Anthem”), and earned two major JUNO Award nominations (Group of the Year and Pop Album of the Year) in support of their highly anticipated 2019 No. 1 comeback album HERE WE GO! The eclectic LP marked the band’s highest-charting effort to date in the States debuting at No. 1 on Nielsen’s Pop Albums chart and yielded the Platinum-certified radio hit “I’ll Be There,” which peaked at No. 25 on U.S. Hot AC radio and spent 20 consecutive weeks inside the Top 10 of Canada’s Hot AC radio chart.
About Walk Off the Earth
Juno Award-winning multi-platinum phenomenon Walk Off the Earth is taking the world by storm. Based just outside of Toronto, the band gained worldwide attention with their brilliant 5-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” exploded on YouTube, garnering nearly 190 million views. Since then, the band has released a string of successful original songs including, “I’ll Be There,” “Red Hands” (#1 at AAA), “Fire In My Soul” and “Rule The World” (multi-platinum in Canada); sold out venues across the globe, from Red Rocks to Sydney Opera House to Wembley, and collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the world including Keith Urban, Snoop Dogg, Nicky Romero, and Steve Aoki. Walk Off the Earth have over 1 billion cumulative YouTube views, 8 million social subscribers, and have sold over 1 million records worldwide.
Stream Walk Off the Earth’s new album “Meet You There” available now on all digital streaming platforms HERE.
Meet You There Tracklist
1. “Oh What A Feeling”
2. “Love You Right” (feat. Lukas Graham)
3. “Farther We Go”
4. “Nicknames” (feat. gnash)
6. “How it is”
7. “You Give Me More”
8. “Room Key”
9. “this is love”
10. “Kickin’ in The Back Door”
11. “Farther We Go”
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Following up on their Binary EP, Saving Vice is back with their new single "Phantom Pain" out today. Recorded over at Pasquarella Recordings (If I Were You, Currents) by Randy Pasquarella (who also recorded the band's debut LP), the single was inspired by the absence of live music and how not having that outlet became detrimental and gave way to a lot of doubts, fears, and hopelessness for the band.
“The song is about feeling pain, anxiety, sadness, or anger from past trauma. You may not be going through it anymore but you still feel it and deal with it even though you may seem fine to everyone else.", says vocalist Tyler Small about the track.
On the topic of the pandemic, Small says "The only way to get through it all was to sort of lie to yourself even though it might not ever be better again. Sometimes burying your pain and faking a smile is the only coping mechanism you have."
Taking influences from everything the band has been listening to from hip-hop-infused artists like Linkin Park, Ghostemane, and nothing, nowhere. this track is an amalgamation of all these sounds while still incorporating a sound that fans will be able to relate to. The band hopes that the takeaway from this release is that people realize they've only scraped the surface of what they hope to accomplish with their sound and that they have a lot of versatility to offer.
As far as to what to expect next from the band Small says, "Anything and everything. We have more ideas than we know what to do with and we’ve never been more motivated. I can promise that the next song we drop will be significantly more like the Saving Vice that was featured on our debut album and Colder Than Dark EP. The catchiest and heaviest Saving Vice is yet to come."
"Phantom Pain" is available on Spotify and most other online streaming platforms.
Three-piece alternative rock band Young Culture is back and ready for summer with their new feel-good EP, Godspeed. The band has today shared another single, “Simplemindedteens.” Godspeed is set to be released on 30th July via Rude Records and is available for pre-order here. For more information, please visit: www.youngcultureny.com
Listen to the track HERE
“’Simplemindedteens’ is an ode to the days when we were growing up,” the band shares. “Learning how to be yourself and discovering new things. Friends, drugs, relationships, memories and mistakes. Everything you’re not so sure you want to tell your future kids about.”
They continue: “At times when you’re growing up, things can feel negative. But it feels good to look back at your life in a positive light. Embrace the things you’ve done that make you who you are today. We focused a lot on the acoustic guitar, and swing feel that the song has. Something to sound light and fun.”
After spending nearly every Sunday during the pandemic brainstorming and writing together, childhood friends Alex Magnan (vocals), Gabe Pietrafesa (guitar), and Troy Burchett (guitar) were ready to share the found happiness and love that many people are now being able to experience once again.
The band’s debut self-titled LP released in 2020 was an extremely diverse mix of songs, so the guys decided to base the pop-rock sound of this EP off of the style of music their fans enjoyed the most from their previous album. Offering the group some new perspective, Young Culture took a different creative approach and decided on the artwork and the name Godspeed before they dove into the writing process. “We knew what kind of vibe the artwork and name would have, so we polished off these songs with that in mind,” Gabe reflected. This approach created a cohesive blend of happy songs that are perfect for summer and a great reminder to practice love wherever you go.
The group recorded this EP in a true DIY fashion. After tracking the songs at an old friend’s studio in Albany, they were then passed onto long-time friends of the band, Derek DiScanio of State Champs and Sam Guaiana, to produce, and Gabe’s brother, Tony Pietrafesa, to engineer. It became clear that the connection between the guys grew even greater during those Sunday sessions when it didn’t take long to polish off this group of fun and loving pop rock tracks. “It felt good to be able to see that we can do this on our own and have it come out like this,” Gabe commented
The EP kicks off with a strong title track, “Godspeed,” which focuses on two star-crossed lovers and the importance of continuously exploring life with the one you love.
According to Alex, “these 5 songs are just a showcase of what we’ve always been about, solidifying who we are and what we do. I want the listeners to feel the different emotions we’re trying to convey with each track. Each song has something special to offer and I want it to be felt to its fullest.”
Young Culture is very eager to kick off this summer with some positivity and love for anyone who will listen. Their new EP Godspeed is set to be released on 30th July via Rude Records. To pre-save, please visit: youngculture.lnk.to/godspeedEP
Young Culture Is:
Alex Magnan (vocals)
Gabe Pietrafesa (guitar)
Troy Burchett (guitar)
5. Head High (Swim)
Philadelphia's alt rock band GRAYSCALE -- Collin Walsh [lead vocals], Andrew Kyne [guitar], Nick Ventimiglia [bass], Dallas Molster [guitar], and Nick Veno [drums] — are pleased to announce third full-length Umbra. The album finds the band not reborn but refined and truly coming into their sound. Umbra arrives on 27th August on Fearless Records. Pre-order the record, produced by Courtney Ballard (Five Seconds of Summer, Waterparks), here.
The band has also dropped the video for the thought-provoking first single 'Dirty Bombs.' Watch it here
"'Dirty Bombs' touches on the constant, excruciating need most people have to seek attention and gain approval from complete strangers," Walsh shares. "The verses discuss life lessons learned through experience — ranging from both playfully optimistic and beauty-seeking ('Try stomping puddles / Let yourself get soaked / If you don't see the sun / You'll never grow') to harshly realistic and dry ('Try harder drugs with friends when you get old / There's never push without some pull'). 'Dirty Bombs' stresses the importance of growing into yourself and who you truly are throughout life, rather than growing into what you want people to think of you."
Umbra follows 2019's Nella Vita and 2017's debut Adornment.
After racking up 50 million streams and receiving praise from Forbes, Alternative Press, Billboard, and more, the quintet have opened up themselves and their sound throughout these 11 tracks.
For Grayscale, Umbra is the end of the beginning.
All previous records served as stepping stones accumulating and shaping the band's course and leading them down an artistic and aesthetic path to this point. Umbra is more of a feeling than a concept; it is an energy. It is all the things we keep underneath or to ourselves. It is the cold feeling of internal conflict, the bargaining, and the wickedness that exists within a space otherwise covered in light. The sounds don't necessarily match the stories; the energy doesn’t always match the intent. It's not about the light or the dark. It's about the light and the dark.
Welcome to the other side. Welcome to Umbra.
Grayscale will return to the road as part of the Sad Summer Festival. The band will also appear with All Time Low and The Maine on the Side Summer shows.
Collin Walsh — Vocals
Dallas Molster — Guitar
Andrew Kyne — Guitar
Nick Ventimiglia — Bass
Nick Veno — Drums
In anticipation of their upcoming tour together, John 5 and Jared James Nichols will get together for a facebook live event on Monday, July 26th.
The two will trade licks and stories about music, guitars and life in general.
Fans can submit questions in advance via their facebook pages - John 5 Facebook or Jared James Nichols Facebook
The tour kicks off Aug 10th in Iowa and runs through Sept 4th with additional support from Black Satellite. Tickets for the John 5 2021 N. America tour are on sale now from John5.com. Full dates are below:
Tue 10 Aug Iowa City, IA Wildwood
Wed 11 Aug Des Moines, IA Lefty's
Thu 12 Aug Sioux Falls, SD Bigs Bar
Fri 13 Aug Sioux City, IA The Marquee
Sat 14 Aug Lincoln, NE Royal Grove
Sun 15 Aug Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
Tue 17 Aug St. Louis, MO Red Flag
Wed 18 Aug Ft. Wayne, IN Piere's Event Center
Thu 19 Aug Hobart, IN The Art Theater
Fri 20 Aug Marietta, OH Adelphia Music Hall
Sat 21 Aug Leesburg, VA Tally Ho Theater
Sun 22 Aug Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
Tue 24 Aug Nashville, TN Basement East
Wed 25 Aug Chattanooga, TN Songbirds
Thu 26 Aug Johnson City, TN Capone's
Fri 27 Aug Pipestem, WV Metal In The Mountains
Sat 28 Aug Birmingham, AL Saturn
Sun 29 Aug Miramar Beach, FL Village Door
Tue 31 Aug Huntsville, AL Sidetracks
Wed 01 Sep Jackson, MS Martin's
Thu 02 Sep Memphis, TN Growlers
Fri 04 Sep Pryor, OR Rocklahoma
John 5 is one of modern rock’s most highly revered guitarists. Notorious for his lightning fast playing and enormous versatility, he quickly became a sought after session guitarist scoring high profile gigs at the age of 18 touring with Lita Ford and k.d. lang and in the studio playing with Rob Halford’s industrial metal project Two and David Lee Roth’s The DLR Band album.
John 5 released his debut solo album ‘Vertigo’ in 2004 and its follow up ‘Songs For Sanity’ in 2005 just as he paired up with Rob Zombie for Ozzfest. John went on to play on the majority of Zombie’s 2006 release ‘Educated Horses’ and has been part of Rob Zombie’s band since. Their most recent album ‘The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy’, released earlier this year, saw enormous success on the Billboard charts, hitting #1 across 11 charts, including Current Rock, Top Albums and Top Current Albums and #9 on the Top 200.
Most recently, John 5 combined forces with Rob Zombie, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Clufetos to create a supergroup dubbed The LA Rats and record “I’ve Been Everywhere”, the lead track for upcoming movie “The Ice Road” starring Liam Neeson.
John 5 has been hard at work on his next solo album. More news on that coming later this year.
While he may be just in the beginning stages of his career, Jared James Nichols has already picked up plenty of rabid acolytes along the way, whether they’ve turned on and tuned in to his electrifying riff-‘n’-roll from records like his 2015 debut, Old Glory & the Wild Revival or the 2018 follow up Black Magic, at one of his own incendiary solo gigs, or from catching him onstage with giants like Slash, Billy Gibbons, Zakk Wylde and the late, great Leslie West, among many others.
Nichols was recently named Global Brand Ambassador for Gibson guitars. Jared is one of three guitarists to now be given this title, the other two being Slash and Dave Mustaine. His brand latest single “Skin ‘N Bone” ushers Blues Power to the modern age. His next single “Bad Roots” drops July 28 followed by the EP “Shadow Dancer” on Sept 17.
Los Angeles-based artist and producer Olivia Morreale shares the music video for her single “Another Moon,” one of the tracks from her recently released ‘SPACE DREAMS’ EP. The music video premiered exclusively on PopWrapped.
The music video is the brainchild of Olivia Morreale and filmmaker Amanda Prager. “This video was a long time coming, we had been planning in broad strokes for years to do something with one of my songs,” Olivia says. “We shot at random locations around LA — the beach, the desert, the city — and we were just trying things out and having fun.” The process may have been a DIY endeavor but the result is a cinematic watch featuring sweeping landscape shots, vivid neon-hued lighting, and an abundance of personality. “We tried to create something that would bring joy in our deepest, loneliest time,” video director Amanda Prager says.
Olivia Morreale released her electrifying EP, ‘SPACE DREAMS,’ on June 11th. Throughout the record, Olivia revolts against genre limitations, drawing from a myriad of influences ranging from classic jazz to electronica, alt-R&B to 70s-era funk, and soul to bedroom pop, while still crafting a unique soundscape all of her own. Lyrically, the EP examines the ways in which escapism can be accessed through imagination and dreams, mirroring the soothing, dreamy production that underscores each song. ‘SPACE DREAMS’ was created in close collaboration with producer and songwriter Eli Koskoff.
The EP has quickly garnered support from Spotify - who included the single “PARASOMNIA” on their ‘Fresh Finds: Pop’ playlist - as well as publications like American Songwriter, EUPHORIA, and Grimy Goods.
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