Τετάρτη 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020


London based rockers Armada of Secrets make a triumphant return with their brand new single ‘Tragic Love’. 

The surprise I just got when I heard this song is indescribable. A storm of drums, bass and synths create a stressful atmosphere, as the very expressive female vocals tie in perfectly with the whole musical style. It is very possible that I have not heard anything so loud, without the presence of an electric guitar, except maybe Apocalyptica. This track is amazing in every way.

Armada of Secrets is a London based Rock/Pop/Dance Post Punk duo. They describe their music as "rock and soul with a punky edge". The track is written by bassist Carl Dawkins after he was the victim in a robbery and lost nearly everything, including his laptop which had the only copy of the bands unreleased album meaning they had to start over from scratch.

Enjoy "Tragic Love" here: 



Δευτέρα 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020


Across The Sky is the new single by psychedelic space rock band Empire of Lights from Wales. It's a fantastic modern indie rock track mixed with classic 70s psychedelic tones. The song is about life in outer space, and the pressure and wonderfulness of such a thing. 

Εverything in this song is played in a masterful way. The guitar, the drums, the bass, the vocals create a unique atmosphere that takes you on a long journey to the outer space.

From Wales, Empire of Lights are the leaders of the 2020s space rock revival scene, mixing the ethereal ambience of Pink Floyd with the searing guitar of Hendrix, and the thunderous drumming of Led Zeppelin. They formed in December 2018 and the members of the band are:

John Aziz - Guitar/Vocals/Production/Video/Mixing/Mastering,
Simon Eversfield - Bass/Keyboards/Production,
Eifion Davies -Drums/Production

Here is the music video of the track:



Σάββατο 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020



The Violet Stones just released their new single Guinea Pig , from their upcoming 2nd album. It's an enjoyable grunge/alternative rock track with lots of lows and highs between the verse and chorus, influenced by bands like Nirvana, Incubus and Paramore.  

Lyrically is about religious hypocrisies and how people in power have other intentions in mind when teaching. It depicts how people can be used for another’s greed and personal gain at the expense of others. 

The Violet Stones are Sarah (Vocals & Rhythm Guitar), Neil (Bass & backing vocals) and Jarrod (Lead Guitar). They have been together since 2016 and played the Tattered N Torn festival in Ulladulla alongside bands such as The Dead Love. They have also opened forKiko Smokes (members from Birds of Tokoyo) & The Pits in Newcastle. 

The single was recorded in Sarah's home studio and was mixed and mastered by Benedikt Hain



Πέμπτη 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS - Healthcare Workers Rock!


Healthcare Workers Rock!,” an anthem written to provide support and appreciation for healthcare workers fighting COVID-19, just released on all major digital music platforms. Fans can also support the effort by visiting www.healthcareworkersrock.org.

The driving force behind the song is Ken Freirich, a songwriter and drummer who lives by a daily mantra of “making the world a better place.” Freirich is an active philanthropist who loves the convergence of music and the opportunity to help others. He felt a calling to write and produce a song that could fulfill an unmet need; a tribute and anthem for all of the frontline healthcare workers around the world who put their lives on the line each and every day to help others. “Healthcare Workers Rock!” released on Freirich’s record label, Better World Records, also home to his new band, Random Acts of Kindness. A portion of proceeds from both the song and merchandise sales will be donated to charities that benefit healthcare workers and people impacted by COVID-19. Moreover, Freirich will be also making personal donations to these charities as well.

“Working ‘round the clock, strong and courageous, never gonna stop,” part of the chorus belts out with lyrics that embody Freirich’s vision for the song. “I want to have the song played all over the world to give healthcare workers something to rally around as they continue to work through difficult days and nights,” says Freirich. He was inspired to write and produce the track after seeing medical professionals in desperate need of resources and watching colleagues’ family members pass away from COVID-19. From his position as CEO of Health Monitor Network, the largest patient education/engagement company in the United States, Freirich has a unique perspective on the plight of frontline healthcare workers while his passion for music provides a creative way to honor them. “The song’s pre-chorus lyrics, ‘This is what we do, day in and day out,’ are for the selfless healthcare workers who are out there working and giving everything they’ve got to their patients. I wanted to deliver an anthem for them that was empowering and uplifting.” The accompanying video, featuring healthcare workers from across the country along with people celebrating them, will premiere later this month. 

Healthcare Workers Rock!” is Freirich’s newest music / philanthropic initiative. For the past five years, he has also been a songwriter and drummer in a band called MedROCK, a 501c3 organization that “brings the world together through music and makes it a better place through philanthropy.” The band put on a benefit concert in Turks and Caicos to help buy instruments for a local school’s music education program and has partnered with and raised money for Teen Cancer America, founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. Freirich also played a song on drums with The Who at a charity benefit concert in Southern California last fall.

Better World Records LLC was started to release incredible music across numerous genres, while having a positive impact on the world. The company will use its artists and music to bring people together and will incorporate its strong philanthropic beliefs to projects and initiatives to do good.








Τετάρτη 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020



Nashville-based Alt/Funk/Progressive Rock band, SpiritsRepublic, just released an amazing brand new single On and Bound. It's their third single of 2020 and represents the band's unique and diverse song writing. With this song you can expect the unexpected. Between the heavy slap bass that starts the song and the smooth reverb drenched vocals, just when you think you have gotten used to the sleek and alluring groove, here comes the explosion. 

The disclaimer at the start of the music video relays to viewers how, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the band had to act quickly in casting their music video. Spirits Republic drummer Perry Dornbush plays the bride-to-be and the video is centered around her journey with only one friend showing up for the party due to the virus. What happens next is anyone’s guess as the bachelorettes barrel down the streets of downtown Nashville.

Spirits Republic is known for its spontaneous, genre-fluid songwriting and “On and Bound” is certainly the next level for them. In a recent interview when the band members were asked what they want people to take from their music, they answered, “We hope our music will help listeners think outside the box and that people find excitement in the unexpected. It’s a reminder to never feel too comfortable as life will always give you some unexpected nonsense that in many cases will make you stronger if you tackle it head-on!” This is certainly represented with “On and Bound”.

The video is perfect pairing with the band's "Horrible TV" comedy channel which includes "South Park-esque" cutouts, skits with exploding heads, controversial memes, and more.

Band Members:

Russell Somer (lead vocals/guitar)
Perry Dornbush (drums)
Ricky DeMeo (bass)






Παρασκευή 18 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020


Deus Ex Machina is the third single of London based hard rock duo The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara.

Behemothic metal guitar and bass riffs, classical Persian Tar and colossal war drums are accompanied with ominous poetic passages and lamenting rhyming verse that are spoken and recited over the rhythmic beat. The lyrics tell the story of Oedipus Rex – an Ancient Greek tragedy written over two thousand years ago by Sophocles. It's about man’s perennial struggle between fate and free will. 

The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara are defining a new realm of sound where poetry and the spoken word meets electronic and rock.

The London based duo was formed in late 2019 by members Andrea Papi (Music composition, keyboard, electric bass, guitar) and Daphne Ang (Lyricist , vocals). Electric bass on this track is played by Sébastien Puech.

Enjoy this piece of art here:  



Τετάρτη 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020


Take My Fire
is the third song from The Soviet Influence's upcoming album Socialism: An Introduction, scheduled to be released in October. It's a modern political rock song, a call to wake up from the sleepy malaise of distraction in our daily lives. 

With passionate vocals, genius guitar playing and powerful rhythm section, the music can be described as indie rock influenced by Radiohead, Matthew Good, Talking Heads, Joe Strummer and Johnny Marr.

The Soviet Influence consist of Peter Snow as the singer, songwriter and lead guitarist, Ty Mackenzie on lead guitar and Blake and Peter Morey on rhythm section. They exist as a band since 2011 and they have two full length albums : Boundaries ​(2012) and The Price of Vigilence (2020). They also have released two EP's : Check Boxes ​(2018) and This Band Is So God (2020)This last EP includes Take My Fire and two other songs Two Weeks and Watch Out!

Bringing a nostalgic sound mixed with fresh ideas their music has received positive reviews from Alan Cross, Obscure Sound and Divide and Conquer.



Σάββατο 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020



Urgent is the debut single of SHARDS OF LEO, an one man band which is the creation of british musician Louis Forsyth. Luis wrote, played, mixed and produced all the music in this work. Urgent consists of three songs discussing 3 different parts of raw humanity; mental health, sexual lust, and war/violence. 

Leo is about how depression and other mental health issues, can make you lose your sense of self, and how damaging being in that place can be not only to yourself, but your loved ones. Lady in black explores sex and sexuality. It is about the raw lust you feel, and how that isn't something that should be taboo and demonized, because it's part of humanity, and something we should enjoy and celebrate. Battleborn is the last track, and is about violence and war. While it absolutely does not promote the use of violence in itself, it is based on the history of humanity and how coming together can be used to overcome oppressors.

The music is a mix of hard rock guitar riffs inspired from Royal Blood, to Led Zeppelin, to Rage Against the Machine, with modern big beats, and lyrics and vocal melodies which are designed to cut through to what it means to be a human.



Κυριακή 6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020

FYDSTAR - Scream

Scream is the new song from the North Wales rock duo FYDStar featuring the additional singing talents of vocal coach Kate Proudlove. This is an enjoyable piece of music with a sound that can be described as cosmic metal. The vocals, male and female, are very expressive and the music, consisting of synths, bass and drums sounds, takes us to outer space.

FYDStar are a new duo from North Wales/Merseyside, primarily on bass and drums with delusions of grandeur and an eye firmly on the cosmos. A genre bending mix of Muse, Torche, Soundgarden, Radiohead, Sludge Rock and Thunder Pop. 

Their first song in an earlier form when FYDStar was just Gareth, got local BBC radio play (Wales and Merseyside) and internet radio play in North Carolina (The Rise Guys), where he won a play off on their Brutally Honest Review feature. Previous song Bite the Rope is receiving widespread play on Pandora. FYDStar aim to gig in 2021.

Band Members:

Gareth Symons - Vocals, bass, songwriting and production 

Simon Potter - Drums - Formerly in Delta Sly Honey 



Σάββατο 5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020

FAB MANZINI - After The Fall

After The Fall is the new instrumental piece by Fab Manzini, an 
experienced virtuoso guitarist based in Currans Hill, Australia. 
With the help of famous bass player Tony Franklin(Roy Harper, The 
Firm, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, John Sykes' Blue Murder, David 
Gilmour, Kate Bush, Whitesnake)and Lez Hall on drums, he created 
an enjoyable piece of music full of melodies and emotion and reveals 
the influences of its creator from great guitarists such as Steve Vai, 
Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert. 
After The Fall is a track that I do not get tired of, no matter how 
many times I listen to it.  

Fab has many years of experience in the studio and the live scene. From 
original bands to cover bands, leaving his mark were ever he goes. Having 
recorded three albums, and currently working on new material, always 
striving for new ground.


Πέμπτη 3 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020

Janet Gardner & Justin James - Synergy


Janet Gardner was the lead vocalist of the legendary female rock band Vixen, Her powerful vocals propelled Vixen to the top of the Billboard charts. Who does not remember their great hits “Edge of a Broken Heart” and “Cryin'” and AOR rockers “How Much Love” and “Love is a Killer” that are now considered classics.They also reached Gold Album status. Vixen toured extensively, grinding out 200 shows per year, opening for the likes of Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, Kiss, and Bon Jovi.

Teaming up with guitarist/songwriter/producer Justin James
(who has worked with members of Staind, Collective Soul, Tyketto), Gardner ventured into the solo realm to unleash a new side of her musical creativity. Together, Janet and Justin bring us a new rock album,  a collection of emotionally charged songs like the single "Wounded", "Lonely We Fight", "Running To Her" and "Talk To Myself" with gritty grooves, infectious hooks, and inspired lyrics that merge hard rock influences from the last four decades. The atmospheric ballad "Say You Will" is one of the best songs I've ever heard. 

Their new album titled "Synergy" is a perfect blend of modern hard rock with a touch of old school flare that will turn the heads of generations of rock fans.

Australian Heavy Magazine listed Janet as one of the top 40 women in rock. Alice Cooper gives thumbs up to her previous single "Your Place In The Sun," featuring the song on his radio show Nights With Alice Cooper, sending the song to #5 on Mainstream Classic Radio Charts.




Who Decides is the latest release from Australia Hard Rock sensations, Kaiser and the Machines of Creation.This is an enjoyable piece of melodic metal that is strongly reminiscent of Queensryche , but with many original elements in the sound.

Originally founded in 2002 with an entirely different group of backing musicians, Kaiser and the Machines of Creation have gone through trials and tribulations to get to here.

After two line up changes and one album, Paul Kaiser recorded the purely instrumental album, 'Universal Mind' in 2011. He followed this shortly after with the tribute album -'The Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album by Paul Kaiser and Friends' which incorporated a bevy of Australian hard rock vocalists and recorded by Paul in his personal studio.

Around 2011, Paul met bassist Steve Anderson and later drummer Simon Timoshenko and keyboardist Matt Redmond who whould become the 3rd incarnation of Kaiser and the Machines of Creation.

Who Decides recorded at GhostNote Studios in Adelaide, mastered in Los Angeles by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering and is taken from the bands forthcoming album, Flowers and Lies, to be released in late September 2020.









Τετάρτη 2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020

THE SHELTER - This Is Not Even Something


This Is Not Even Something is the fourth single of Mexican alternative rockers The Shelter. The song is a tribute to their homeland, the north of Mexico.The lyrics are about dust, sun, sand, heath and even corruption.The band's sound is defined by distorted bass and intense vocals.

Their influences can go from bands such as Led Zeppelin, Ramones, T-Rex, Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age or Iron Maiden.

They previously worked with people like Arturo Vega (Artistic director for the Ramones) and performed in venues like Imperial, Caradura, Foro Galera and Bar Oriente (CDMX) and Bowery Electric, Hecho en DUMBO and Bar 9 (NYC). 

The Shelter are Javier Orduña (bass and backing vocals) and Elías Gameros (Vocals).Their plan is to release a new single every month until December 2020, and right after the lockdown is over, to start touring.







Τρίτη 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020


Triple Engine is a newly formed Perth-based power trio and has just released their hot debut single ‘Love Thing’, written and record during the WA lockdown. Crunching guitars, bass and drums combined with positive lyrics to bring you an up-vibe modern power trio sensation.

March 2020: Western Australia is in isolation due to the challenges presented by Covid-19, resulting in the temporary closure of all performance venues. Guitarist Chris Gibbs and bassist Craig Skelton are messaging each other about the effect this is having on them as working - or rather, no longer working - musicians. Craig mentions an idea about a new original power trio, and before the day is over TRIPLE ENGINE is born. 

Four days later drummer and purveyor of hair Daniel Skelton is on board and debut single ‘Love Thing’ is in the works, having been entirely written via phone and video calls. By July of 2020, TRIPLE ENGINE has recorded and mixed ‘Love Thing’, completed filming of the accompanying debut music video, and has secured its debut performance. And all of this (video shoot aside) without the trio ever being in the same room, let alone the same town! 

All instruments and vocals were recorded in the players’ home studios. The band then sent the takes to noted Perth producer Elliot Smith at the renowned Sundown Studios to mix the single, with the mastering completed by James Newhouse at Lamb Chop in Bunbury WA.

TRIPLE ENGINE is a power trio, plain and simple. Featuring guitars, bass, drums and shared vocals, this band is all about riffs, solos and thumping grooves: music where the players have the artistic space to stretch their melodic legs and flex their rhythmic muscles within the framework of beguiling, relatable compositions.

TRIPLE ENGINE is motivated and influenced by the spirit of blues rock trios such as Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and ZZ Top. The prog-rock spirit of Rush and the pop sensibilities of The Police mesh with the gravitas of Zeppelin and the humour of Van Halen to help shape a formidable musical machine. 

Band Members:
Chris Gibbs – Guitars / Vocals
Craig Skelton – Bass / Vocals
Dan Skelton – Drums / Hair







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