After a five year hiatus, Las Vegas-based horror rockers Vampires Everywhere have returned today with their new track “WITCH”, having been freshly signed with Cleopatra Records. Not only that, but the band has also announced a new string of Fall 2021 tour dates. Speaking on the news, frontman Michael Vampire shares:
“I am super proud of "WITCH" our first single off our upcoming EP on Cleopatra Records "The Awakening". Me and Craig Pirtle (my guitar player) set out to write an album based on our love of 808's, the emerging shift in rock culture, & goth rock. We wanted to stray far away from our last musical endeavor with DGA and write something purely based on our love of music. We didn't want to focus directly on radio and took a more organic approach to the writing. It's been over 6 years since I screamed in that specific tonality and knew it would be special. We decided to write all the songs on "The Awakening" based on synth beat lines. We wanted the beat of the song to tell the story before I even laid down the vocals. I can say it's been a massive learning experience writing like that and I found it super refreshing! I also wanted to focus on the sound all the fans are used to and loved throughout the band's past 11 years. When you listen to the EP as a whole you will instantly feel VE nostalgia with a fresh twist of 2021! I wanted an album my fans would love but also wanted to keep things up to date and fresh feeling. Nothing is worse than dated rock music!!!
I am excited to announce Vampires Everywhere has signed to the iconic Los Angeles-based record label Cleopatra Records! Cleopatra is known for its eclectic roster and legendary artists ranging from Megadeth & Smash Mouth all the way to DMX (RIP). I am very grateful to be part of the Cleopatra Family and stoked that they believe in my vision. Cleopatra has kept the goth scene alive for decades and it's an honor to be a part of their amazing legacy! Great things to come!”
Watch the music video for "WITCH" here or by clicking the link below, and listen to the single here.
Vampires Everywhere fans also have the chance to catch the band on the road this fall with Assuming We Survive, The Bunny The Bear (*on select dates), and Fate Destroyed. Tickets are available from VampiresEverywhere.com
October 2021 Tour Dates:
October 1 - Las Vegas, NV - Rockstar Bar
October 2 - Phoenix, AZ - The Nile Theater
October 3 - Gallup, NM - Juggernaut Music
October 5 - Arlington, TX - Mavericks
October 6 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live
October 7 - Houston, TX - Acadia Bar & Grill
October 10 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug*
October 12 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits*
October 13 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero*
October 15 - Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger*
October 16 - Kittanning, PA - Radioactive Events Center*
October 17 - Youngstown, OH - Westside Bowl*
October 19 - Detroit, MI - Sanctuary*
October 20 - Peoria, IL - The Hot Spot*
October 21 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen*
October 22 - Des Moines, IA - Lefty's Live Music
October 23 - Lincoln, NE - Grays Keg Saloon
October 24 - Denver, CO - Herman's Hideaway
October 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
October 27 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
October 28 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
October 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Bar Sinister
Finnish melodic death metal pioneers INSOMNIUM release their new single "The Antagonist" and announce their new EP Argent Moon, which will be released worldwide on September 17th via Century Media Records. Watch the video for “The Antagonist” HERE
"When the Corona outbreak forced us to cancel all the tours and shows, we pretty soon adopted a mindset that we better do something and keep ourselves in motion. We wanted to try how the streaming shows might work. We wanted to see what kind of new music might grow in the darkness and misery of the quarantine. And soon these vibes were channeled into songs that came to be the “Argent Moon” EP,” states INSOMNIUM frontman Niilo Sevänen about Argent Moon.
“We wanted to try something a bit different so all the four songs on this release represent the softer side of INSOMNIUM. The ballads and the mellow tunes. Acoustic guitars and clean vocals. The sorrow and agony that creeps into your heart when the nights grow longer. But fear not, we haven't changed our style. Next album will be something different again. We used all the ballad ideas here so maybe it will be pure blast beats. We shall see.
The “The Antagonist” video is something new and fresh too, since we worked with director & mastermind Ville Lipiäinen for the first time ever. The result is a bit different kind of INSOMNIUM montage."
“The Antagonist” follows the release of “The Conjurer“ and “The Reticent“, which are all featured on the 4 track EP. Watch the music video for “The Conjurer” HERE and “The Reticent” HERE.
Argent Moon will be available as a Ltd. CD Digipak, LP+CD and as digital album. All physical formats can be pre-ordered HERE as of now.
The vinyl version will be available in the following colors and limitations:
Black vinyl, unlimited
Sky blue vinyl, limited to 200 copies worldwide, available at CMDistro
Silver vinyl, limited to 200 copies worldwide, only available at the official band store
Ultra clear vinyl, limited to 500 copies worldwide, only available at the official band store
INSOMNIUM TOUR DATES:
26.11.2021 Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser
27.11.2021 Salzburg (Austria) - Rockhouse
28.11.2021 Wien (Austria) - WUK
30.11.2021 Köln (Germany) - Essigfabrik
01.12.2021 Utrecht (Netherlands) - Tivoli
02.12.2021 Nijmegen (Netherlands) - Dornrosje
03.12.2021 Paris (France) - La Machine
04.12.2021 Grenoble (France) - Ilyade
05.12.2021 Straßbourg (France) - La Laiterie
06.12.2021 Nürnberg (Germany) - Hirsch
07.12.2021 Prag (Czech Republic) - Futurum
08.12.2021 Berlin (Germany) - Metropol
10.12.2021 Stockholm (Sweden) - Klubben
11.12.2021 Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan
12.12.2021 Gothenborg (Sweden) - Pustervik
13.12.2021 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Pumpehuset
14.12.2021 Hamburg (Germany) - Grünspan
15.12.2021 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
16.12.2021 Munich (Germany) - Backstage Werk
17.12.2021 Mannheim (Germany) - MS Connexion
18.12.2021 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
19.12.2021 Stuttgart (Germany) - Wiezemann
20.12.2021 Bremen (Germany) – Tivoli
INSOMNIUM is Markus Hirvonen (drums), Ville Friman (guitars), Niilo Sevänen (vocals, bass), Markus Vanhala(guitars) and Jani Liimatainen (guitars, vocals).
Hawthorne Heights have announced their eighth full-length album The Rain Just Follows Me, which will be released digitally on 10th September 2021 via Pure Noise Records.
“The most unbelievable part of this story is that this entire album was written and recorded BEFORE the pandemic,” singer JT Woodruff shares. “All of this darkness and turmoil is basically a summation of the coldest and loneliest nights I’ve tried to reconcile for the past 17 years.”
The 11-track record, produced by Grammy-winner Cameron Webb (Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Megadeth), stands as some of Woodruff’s most resonant writing to date, as he unravels themes of both physical and emotional distance from his wife and daughter in Ohio as well as personal identity as the front man of as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium.
Eager to hit the studio again as soon as possible after their 2018 release Bad Frequencies – and probably a bit naive about how much they could physically take – the writing sessions for LP8 took place in unusual places: in sound checks and dressing rooms, in far-flung rehearsal studios after marathon overnight drives. Hawthorne Heights weren’t just burning the candle at both ends; they were splitting it in two, then letting the flames engulf the smaller pieces completely.
Singing lyrics like “I can feel my body breaking down, California sun. I can see the colors spiral out, nowhere left to run,” Woodruff tapped into the feeling of searching for something positive to cling to for lead single “Constant Dread” featuring labelmate Brendan Murphy of Counterparts, watch the video HERE or by clicking the image below.
“When writing, I tend to dig through memories, both good and bad. In, Constant Dread, I was searching through one of my favorite tour memories. Warped Tour 2017, in the tour bus village. One of our favorite hardcore bands, Counterparts, was hosting karaoke. As I was standing there, Brendan hit play on Niki FM, and then threw me the microphone, and as I was singing my own song to a jury of my peers, I realized that I need to loosen up. This should be fun, not agony. When I thought about that moment, while laying bed in the throes of the terror-filled gaze of the moonlight, I knew we needed to put Brendan in this song. And I’m so glad he said yes, because absolutely crushes it. “
The Rain Just Follows Me can be pre-ordered at https://smarturl.it/hawthorneheightsoh and will also be released in stores with limited edition vinyl variants on 22nd October 2021.
The Rain Just Follows Me Track List
The Rain Just Follows Me
Tired And Alone
Thunder In Our Hearts
Spray Paint It Black
Palm Canyon Drive
Words Can't Hurt
Bambarra Beach (The End)
Photo By: MATT VOGEL
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LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “SCAVENGERS” - HERE
Returning with their 11th studio album, the dynamic and explorative California-based rock band Thrice announce Horizons/East, out September 17 via Epitaph Records, on all digital platforms. The album exemplifies art as a work of recognition — the human task of perceiving oneself amid details, disasters, and blessings as a relentlessly relational phenomenon, among others. In this, Horizons/East is the rare rock album on which interrelatedness is a theme, painting an adventurous and lush landscape mixed by Scott Evans, that the band self-produced and recorded at their own New Grass Studio.
The powerful new single, “Scavengers” is out today here. Over a dark and intricate braiding of guitar and drum grooves, the lyrics challenge us to discern the issues and information that bonds us versus what disintegrates and destroys. For vocalist Dustin Kensrue, the song is – but also kind of isn’t – a thing of the past. Whether lost in a media diet that is essentially a disinformation pipeline or, relatedly, trapped in fear of a future of eternal conscious pain, Kensrue speaks of “toxic worldviews I once inhabited,” and in truth, “a lot of people that I love are still in that place.”
To emerge from a global pandemic with a renewed sense of situational awareness, hard won insight, and a new album is the kind of move we’ve come to expect from Thrice over the last twenty years. With Horizons/East, Kensrue and his bandmates address, with candor and courage, the fragile and awkward arrangements that pass for civilization, while inviting us to dwell more knowingly within our own lives. Without surrendering any of the energy and hard edge of their previous albums, they’ve given us a profoundly meditative work, which serves as a musical summons to everyday attentiveness.
Some of the writing even began with open-ended challenges that the band laid on themselves like building a song using the quartal chords they found in much of the jazz they loved, or taking the Fibonacci sequence and turning it into a guitar riff.
Thrice seems ever eager to step out into these spaces unknown to them, unsure of where their feet will land, and this new record is no exception. Horizons/East is a soundtrack for deeper dreaming.
Horizons/East is available to preorder now at https://thrice.ffm.to/horizonseast
The Color Of The Sky
Buried In The Sun
Summer Set Fire To The Rain
Robot Soft Exorcism
WATCH HERE: https://youtu.be/eq_m0iQavLU
Today, alt-pop artist Caroline Romano shares the official music video for her new single, “PDA of the Mainstream.” Hollywood Life exclusively premiered the video yesterday, calling it "witty" and "punk-powered."
“PDA of the Mainstream” is an anthemic, punk-influenced pop number that gives the middle finger to the internet and all its toxicity. For the video, Caroline worked with director Justin Key to develop a visual concept that captures the familiar feelings of chaos, anger, joy, entertainment and excess that the internet invokes in all of us.
“The music video for ‘PDA of the Mainstream’ was my chance to yell directly at the internet,” Caroline says. “I wanted to visually create my own little version of the internet and how I see it, and I think I did that. There’s kittens and confetti and destruction, along with a whole lot of screaming. If that’s not representative of applications and the digital age, I don’t know what is. If I can’t beat it, I figured I might as well smash it with a hammer.”
Following the “PDA of the Mainstream” music video release, Caroline is also announcing her next single, “The Hypothetical,” set to release on July 30. Pre-save "The Hypothetical" here: https://onerpm.link/the-hypothetical
Watch “PDA of the Mainstream” music video:
Listen to "PDA of the Mainstream" on all streaming platforms:
Photo credit: Travis Ilapit
Generation Kill have today unleashed their latest banger, "Rat King" plus music video accompaniment. Not only that, but the band has also announced their forthcoming album 'MKUltra', out on September 27 via Blood Blast Distribution. Speaking on the release, frontman Rob Dukes tells us:
“I watched the documentary ‘Rats’ by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, and it impacted me so much that I was immediately inspired to write a song about rats, maggots, and roaches taking over the planet Earth. Shortly after finishing the lyrics, our guitarist Jay Velez just so happened to send me the music he had been working on and it ended up matching perfectly with the lyrics. Feedback on the song so far has been overwhelmingly positive and I think our fans are gonna really dig it.“
Check out the music video for "Rat King" here or by clicking the link below, and pre-order 'MKUltra' here.
Artwork credit: Melody Myers
Generation Kill is an American thrash metal band formed in New York City in 2008 by Rob Dukes (ex-Exodus). Dukes, on hiatus from touring with Exodus, wanted to funnel his excess creative energy and aggression into something new. After the inclusion of Jason Trenczer, Lou Lehman, and Sam Inzerra, the band began writing and recording their first album, "Red, White, & Blood”, featuring several hit singles including, “Feast for the Wolves” and “Hate” as well as a cover of the Nine Inch Nails track “Wish” which enjoyed heavy radio rotation.
Due to creative differences with Inzerra and the untimely death of guitarist Lou Lehman, Jay Velez and Jim DeMaria (Heathen) joined and began recording their sophomore album, "We're All Gonna Die" with renowned producer Zuess (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed). Shortly after its release, the band embarked on a European tour with fellow Exodus member Lee Altus’ band, Heathen. The album spawned several successful singles, including “Prophets of War” which went to number one on Sirius Liquid Metal’s “Dirty Dozen” and remained one of the top requested songs on the channel.
Following the success of their second album, drummer Rob Youells joined the band and they went into the studio, this time with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal to record an album with founding member of Run-D.M.C, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels. The project was initially titled DMC Generation Kill before becoming its own entity, later renamed Fragile Mortals. Currently, the band is recording the follow-up to “We’re All Gonna Die”, teaming up once again with Zuess, Youells returning on the drums and with a new member, Max Velez on bass.
Hard rock band Falling Through April have released their new single "Paralyzed," available on all digital platforms NOW. An introduction to their upcoming album, which was written and recorded via video calls throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, "Paralyzed" is the perfect taste of straight-forward, soaring rock. Bursting out within its' opening seconds, the single is an authentic, ear-pleasing bit of energy. Falling Through April has clear footing in the rock scene, setting a cutting-edge foundation for the upcoming release of their new album (release date TBA).
Falling Through April is no stranger to boldness. The band's first single with lead vocalist Mikaela Salazar, "Desperate Measures," debuted @ #13 on YouTube's Alternative Hotlist playlist and won Alternative Rock Song of the Year at the Hollywood Music in Media awards. Their latest single, "Over and Done", has been playing on terrestrial radio stations across the United States.
The four-piece rock band has earned international attention with song placements in Footlocker, Disneyworld, Universal Studios, and idobi Radio. worldwide. The band has amassed a significant touring resume having opened for rock tastemakers Theory of a Deadman, The Pretty Reckless, and Breaking Benjamin, as well as playing Rock Fest, Vans Warped Tour, and SXSW.
Alternative rock outfit Wave Break have released their new single "Chemical Burn," available on all digital platforms NOW. A powerful introduction to their new EP cycle, "Chemical Burn" finds Wave Break in a raw, vulnerable place - all influenced by founder and lead vocalist Kelly Barber. Her gritty approach to the alt-rock spectrum is fresh, seasoned, and authentic - and "Chemical Burn" puts Wave Break on a high platform. Although yet to be announced, Wave Break's new EP, and its introductory single, are unavoidable rock ear candy. About the single, lead vocalist Kelly Barber states:
"This is probably the only relationship-focused song Wave Break will ever have. It is about being strung along for an extended period of time while the other person knows the whole time it’s not going to last. This was one of the first songs written for the EP, so it was chosen as the first single."
Wave Break’s history is long and complicated, but there is one thing that has always been the same: frontwoman Kelly Barber has always been the driving force. After a series of lineup changes, she found herself as the only one in the band. Instead of calling it quits, this time she decided to continue on her own.
2018’s debut EP Armory introduced the band with a fierce, lively sound that spread messages of strength and vitality. They quickly found support from outlets such as idobi Radio and New Noise Magazine, and went on to tour the northeast US. They also performed alongside various bands and artists such as Boys of Fall (InVogue Records), Nick Thomas (The Spill Canvas), Secrets (Made In The Shade Records), and Kulick (RCA Records) to name a few.
Throughout 2020, Barber was hard at work on Wave Break’s followup EP, due out in fall 2021. The record blends elements of bands and artists such as Avril Lavigne, Acceptance and Rise Against to form a unique brand of melodic alternative rock, utilizing punchy instrumentation, dynamic vocals and melancholic lyrics. It explores the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people and situations, and the impact on mental health as you’re finding them.
Barber, having named the band after overcoming adversity, is fiercely adamant about carrying that torch. Wave Break was built with a fire that cannot be extinguished, and it’s burning brighter than ever before. Her goal is to inspire others to take their lives by the reins and to push through whatever obstacles lay ahead; nay, break them. All she needs is time.
STREAM/DOWNLOAD "CHEMICAL BURN": http://wavebreak.ffm.to/chemicalburn
The Demented Duo of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide, otherwise known as Twiztid, accompanied by their drummer Drayven, have released new single "Neon Vamp" feat. Dani Filth and produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Spirit Adrift). Stream the track here and watch the accompanying visualizer here or by clicking the image below. The track is taken from Twiztid's upcoming album Unlikely Prescription which will be released on September 10th 2021, pre-orders are available now here.
Speaking on their latest track Twiztid's Jamie Madrox shares
"I've always respected Dani Filth and the legacy he has etched out in the world of metal and wondered what would it sound like if our musical worlds collided like peanut butter & chocolate! And like a true legend he rose to the challenge and what we recorded is the most anticipated collaboration effort in a great long while!"
Dani Filth adds
"It was awesome to collaborate on a such a genre (monster) mash-up with the guys in Twiztid.
Slightly reticent at first, when i heard the track i was like, ‘this is actually very very sick!’ and the vampiric subject matter quickly decided it for me. I really like the song, it’s bristling with dark energy and it definitely carries that ‘Blade’ nite-club vibe about it’s rap/metal swagger. I hope fans of both both bands and genres enjoy the track just as much as I did in helping forge the beast.
Like a vampire telling you to suck it, having a nice day?
-We're here to corrupt it!!!
Unlikely Prescription, is set for release on September 10th, 2021 via the band's label Majik Ninja Entertainment and has spawned previous singles "Corkscrew", "Perfect Problem", "Rose Petal" and "Envy" feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills which between them have clocked up 3.9 million streams across platforms to date.
Twiztid will play a select number of shows in October. Tickets are available now here.
OCT 6 - Crafthouse, Pittsburgh, PA
OCT 7 - Javits Center, New York Comic Con
OCT 8 - Greater Philadelphia Expo Centre, Philadelphia, PA (Too Many Games Convention)
OCT 9 - Capitol Room @ HMAC, Harrisburg, PA
OCT 10 - Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY
OCT 30 - St Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
The Twiztid tale is gritty and fascinating folklore, built on self-determination, fearless creativity, and the elimination of the boundaries between artist and audience. The dedicated supporters who stand with co-conspirators Jamie Madrox and Monoxide are more than fans: they are family. The duo remembers what it meant to be part of the crowd before they leaped the barricades onto the stage themselves, and with unrelenting passion and aggression, they’re taking all of us with them.
There’s a rogue’s gallery of hooks, rhythms, and riffs in the Twiztid bag of tricks. For 25 years, they’ve concocted artistic anarchy rooted in the streetwise storytelling sophistication of hip-hop, trance-inducing hypnotic beats, and the seething bite of hard rock rage. Merging horror movies, comics, and a level of depravity and violence rivaling the grimiest of pulp fiction in the annals of Americana, Twiztid is the reflection of a tightly knit subculture and the sound of unbridled id.
Twiztid spin emotional truth into even the wildest of tales, resulting in something endlessly relatable to the alienated and disenfranchised. The music, multimedia, and merchandise originate from their own Majik Ninja Entertainment, headquartered in their native Detroit.
With over a dozen entries on the Billboard charts, 167 million career streams and 148 million Youtube views, Twiztid built themselves into an institution, without the help of mainstream gatekeepers at MTV, traditional radio, or major press. They’ve brought their adrenaline-soaked, unbound artistic mania on the road, with metalcore acts like Motionless In White and on the Vans Warped Tour, all without forsaking the worldwide family they helped strengthen during their initial decade-plus on Psychopathic Records. Twiztid built the connection they maintain with their fiercely dedicated legion of supporters to last and to evolve. Everything Majik Ninja does harken back to that original impulse shared by Monoxide and Jamie Madrox: to make art that swings a big ax at the boundary between audience and artist.
New York City's critically revered avant-garde, industrial-punk three-piece, POP. 1280, are set to release their 5th full-length album, "Museum on the Horizon," on September 24th with Profound Lore Records. Today, the band has revealed the record's first single, "Noncompliant." Stream the new track at the links below!
Commenting on the new song, the band states:
"Without getting too specific, 'Noncompliant' is about how helping never helps and oftentimes the systems that we use to support people are also the systems that control them. Support in our society is contingent on people behaving a certain way, but people in need deserve to be able to live their lives as they see fit and still have a right to the things they need to survive. We limit how much we help people because we love the illusion that society is a meritocracy and if you are in need you must have done something wrong to end up there."
Apple Music - https://apple.co/2VAi4Hp
Bandcamp - https://bit.ly/2UK5SUi
Spotify - https://spoti.fi/3iaiVXa
Youtube - https://youtu.be/We-sBLmdrj8
POP. 1280's rising success and critical acclaim over the last decade can be attributed to their devotion to songwriting, bold originality and an intense exploration and experimentation with sound. Their unique ability to blend and transcend genres of punk, new wave, industrial, noise-rock and post-punk and their capacity to evolve and shape shift keeps fans intrigued and mesmerized with each epic release. On their follow up to 2019's lauded "Way Station," the band emerges from the pandemic with renewed vitality, crafty enthralling songs that push the confines of the sound further than ever before.
The band adds about the new album:
"'Museum on the Horizon' partially came about the way it did because our last album was more minimal and ambient. That LP was written in the studio and was difficult to play live. We wrote Museum on the Horizon in our practice space and got to road test about half of it before the pandemic. Ironically, even after the pandemic the desire to play live and connect with other people influenced the sound of this record. We were drawn to structured, drum machine driven songs because we were imagining playing live and wanted something to hope for.
M.O.T.H. continues our interest in electronic music but moves from more soundscapes and tones to grooves and beats. Part of this was the pandemic and wanting to have something exciting and hopeful and part of it was we had more time to understand our machines and get the most out of them."
"Museum on the Horizon" Tracklisting:
1. Museum on the Horizon
3. Not Too Deep
4. Two-Body Problem
6. Mission Creep
9. Right Hand Man
10. Force Majeure
New York’s POP. 1280 was formed in 2008 by Chris Bug and Ivan Drip, with the vision of rebelling against the music of the day and making their own soundtrack for the end times. Initially a noise rock outfit, the band has released five LPs and numerous singles integrating diverse influences of industrial, EBM, techno, and post-punk into their signature sound. In 2018, Matthew Hord joined Chris and Ivan, and this new trio embarked on a collaborative journey that saw the band shed their rock roots and turn their focus toward sequencers, drum machines, samplers, and synthesizers. This exciting outpouring of creativity produced 2019’s Way Station LP.
Now, POP. 1280 present their 2021 album, "Museum on the Horizon," an industrial opus that epitomizes the band's drive to push themselves into new artistic territories, and to inspire each other to be bold and hold nothing back. Recorded, mixed and co-produced with Jonathan Schenke in Brooklyn, NY, Museum on the Horizon finds POP. 1280 at the height of their powers on a thrill ride of industrial bangers.