Κυριακή 30 Μαΐου 2021

Venustra - May, I

Austin, Texas - based metal act Venustra released their new single "May, I". It's an Alternative Metal track that makes use of hard and thrashy elements and somber tones that leans into the tension and releases it into a cathartic whirlwind of chaos.Influenced by Dir en Grey, Venustra has a hard and driving sound but also extremely cinematic in its stake in music. Vastly different from other modern metal bands in the industry, the music is very nineties-centric with a slight goth, thrash, and punk bent. The main inspiration of "May, I" was a 2002 film "MAY" starring Angela Bettis that saw the psychological and emotional breakdown of the main character whose mission was to kill anyone who betrayed her and used their body parts to stitch together a new friend of her own.

In two words : Must Listen !!!


ANGEL - Bloody Rose

Bloody Rose is the brand new single released by LA-based alternative rock artist ANGEL. It's an anthemic, catchy, modern hard rock song, aiming to the top of the alternative rock charts. Strong rhythm section with great guitar work and clear, passionate and expressive vocals. Lyrically, Bloody Rose is about life, love and pain.

Angel says about his work :"If my success can be measured by how something I sing or write may touch or even help others, then I consider myself the luckiest man and will never take these things for granted, ever!"

In one word : Excellent !!!

Intaglio - Subject To Time

Russian one-man funeral doom project Intaglio just released their new single Subject To Time. The use of double bass and cello injects a unique character into the recording and set new standards in the genre. The composition Subject To Time is presented in a simplified form in order to provide first impressions of the conceptual work that is the upcoming record. A number of various musicians took part in the recording of the album, performing the live drums as well as a variety of classical instruments. Classically trained professional vocalists also contributed to the recording, and some of this rich variety can be heard on Subject To Time.

Intaglio is a one-man funeral doom project created by Russian artist Evgeny Semenov.

In two words: Must Listen !!!

Evander Sinque - Lead Vocals
Evgeny Semenov - Guitar, Bass Guitar
Alexey Batrakov - Double Bass
Nadia Avanesova - Cello
Roman “V” - Drums, Percussion
Tres Hunter - Bass Vocals
Andy Grig - Tenor Vocals
Reverend B. (Andrey Pottosin) - Spoken Word
Aleksey Samoschenkov - Flute


Σάββατο 29 Μαΐου 2021

Under Delusion - Fairy

Moscow based rock band Under Delusion just released their third single Fairy. Raw guitar riffs mixed with synth grooves which give further depth and fullness to the sound while low timbred female vocals are leading the way. Balancing familiarity with unquestionable identity, Under Delusion's sound stands out for fresh approach to alternative rock.

In one word : Excellent !!!

Lunarcode - Heartbreak

LA-based alternative rock band Lunarcode have recently released their debut single Heartbreak which has brought nine awards to the band (like Artist Revelation Of The Month, Rock Song Of The Month, Band Of The Month, Best Music Video etc.) . The track is a classic rock song with a pop edge, energetic and melodic with a sound that is both fresh and original while also containing elements of nostalgia. Heartbreak is about the confusion of the heart and the battle of oneself in love.

In one word : Excellent !!!

Band Members:
Ronny Minuche - guitars ,
Vincenzo Carubia - vocals and lyrics
Jason Booth - drums

Flight of Fancy - In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight is the brand new single released by Phoenix-based rockers Flight of Fancy. It's a mix of grunge and hard rock music with influences from Foo Fighters and Nirvana. Lyrically is based around the idea of not wanting to deal with life's troubles or endure any hardships,and is an expression of that frustration.

In two words : Highly Recommended !!!

Band Members
Derreck Smith - vocals & rhythm guitar
Isaac Lefevre - lead guitar
Sid Lefevre - drums

The Fall Of The Ziggurat - PRIDE

Brighton-based alternative rock band The Fall Of The Ziggurat just released their new single Pride. It's a modern metal song about finding and reconnecting with yourself again. Looking back on the journey and taking stock of how you got to where you are and being proud of who you have becomeand where you are going. Pride combines catchy riffs, synth leads and sampled beats and makes you bang your head and dance in equal measure.

In two words : Must Listen !!!

Band Members:
Lou Gravett - Vocals
Mike Garrett - Guitars and Machines
Dave Rhodes - Bass

Σάββατο 22 Μαΐου 2021

growr - Wasted Time

Birmingham rock artist growr returns with his new single ‘Wasted Time’. growr is the solo project of Jake Parsons, who have been in a lot of bands of varying genre and is an active member of DAME . Originally aiming for a Foo Fighters-type sound, the song incorporates elements of U.S. rock/grunge as well as U.K indie bands.Wasted Time retains some of the rawness displayed in the dingy back-of-a-pub gigs played as a fresher.

In two words : Must Listen !!!

Nu Horizon - Wonder

Nu Horizon, a metal band from Kazakhstan, just released their new single Wonder. The single consists of two songs : Evasive Resolution and The Deadly Seven. The band members of Nu Horizon are graduates and employees of Nazarbayev University of Kazakhstan. The song "Evasive Resolution" was inspired by Bring Me the Horizon, and was written to be played during their graduation concert. It represents the hardships of university life for ordinary students, especially towards graduation. The conflictual feelings of despair and hope, expectations of self and of people close to you, regrets and pride.The single was recorded by Ali Dukayev, the creator of the band, and his wife, who sang the vocals.

In two words : Highly Recommended !!!

Crimson Clean Sweep - Hexes

US-based metal band Crimson Clean Sweep just released their debut single Hexes. It's a metalcore song tuned low, with screams, influenced by the sound of bands like Motionless in White, Kittie, Korn, Orgy and Nine Inch Nails. Hexes is about the feeling you have when you're at the lowest you've been at and no one is listening. Taking place with mental illnesses such as depression, suicidal tendencies and anxiety is a BIG factor in what is being told throughout the lyrics. 

"If anyone is seeking help or struggling by themselves in whatever shape, way, or form, never hesitate to reach out as its crucial to have someone know how you're feeling before things can become too late" says the band. "Horror in general is a great way on how we utilize the things around us and explain how we are feeling, hence why "Hexes" can be briefly described as "A Cursed Song" for the people who feel Cursed in someone wanting a way out from reality."

In two words : Highly Recommended !!!

Band Members :
Colin - Vocals
Ryan - Guitar
Cole - Guitar
Reese - Drums
Baily - Bass

The Longing - Torture

LA based synth-rock band The Longing just released their new single Torture. The Longing lure us into a fragile musical landscape of gentle piano chords that temp and tease us to enter. Coupled with founding member, Laura Bradley’s, crystalline-sweet vocals, which beautifully trickle and tickle their way around the chords – and you’re hooked; too late to even want to escape from the drama that’s about to unfold in this story-tale of a track. It’s nothing short of a glorious epic musical journey of a 4 minute melody.

“Lyrically, this track is written to strike a powerful nerve,” comments Laura Bradley. “The horror and helplessness of the co-dependent nature of the relationship within this song, and knowing that at some point, we’ve all been there or known someone who has. Factor in a year of lockdown and what it’s done to abuse and violence in households globally and I knew that ‘Torture’ had to be our next release.”

In one word : Excellent !!!

Band Members :
Laura Bradley: keys, vocals
John Huldt: guitars, production and arrangement
Michael Wallace: bass, vocals, engineer and production
Tom Plumb: drums

Πέμπτη 20 Μαΐου 2021

Wicked Garden - Over and Done

Over and Done is the latest single released by Las Vegas, NV based rock band WICKED GARDEN. The song is a blend of 90's era alternative and grunge, mixed in with the classic hard rock of the past to create a sound that is underrepresented in the music industry today, yet cuts across genres to appeal to fans of all types of rock music.

Lead Singer/Guitarist Dominick Muzio says about the song and the video : Over and Done is about the end of a relationship, and not necessarily a bad one. It's just run it's course. The video is just us goofing off. Everythings too serious these days, so we decided to have fun with it. It's a breakup during the barbecue from hell."

Wicked Garden is a indie rock powerhouse from Las Vegas, Nevada. With their critically acclaimed debut cd "Post Dystopian Leisure Music", Wicked Garden has amassed close to half a million streams, in addition to physical and online sales numbering in the hundreds. Their first single, "Already Gone" hit number one on stations and charts around the world, with other album cuts being played and streamed in almost 80 countries. Wicked Garden's videos have also seen worldwide distribution, including on the Music One Video Channel. The band offers an exciting, powerful live show, and was chosen to open for such acts as Sponge, Tantric, Bobaflex amongst others.

Over and Done recorded, produced and mastered by Jason Constantine at Constantine Studios and the music video was directed and edited by Nicholas Muzio at Die-Hearts Productions and starring Shannon Haffa as "The Girlfriend".

In two words : Must Listen !!!


Κυριακή 16 Μαΐου 2021

LoveButter - Nothing

Bristol-based hard rockers LoveButter just released their debut single Nothing. Drawing upon the Classic Rock sound of the 70's & 80's , LoveButter have reimagined the genre to fit into their quirky yet vibrant style. All the frills and tricks have been skimmed off the top, leaving just a passion for the rock music, delivered in a vehicle of absurdity and madness. 

If all you really want out of music is some toe tapping, floor filling, spine tingling, ball dingling, thigh slapping, unadulterated Rock n’ Roll, then you must listen to this song.

In one word : Excellent !!!



Σάββατο 15 Μαΐου 2021

Brother Jonathan - Springs

Springs’ is the fifth release from Brother Jonathan, shifting gear from the subdued sounds of ‘Honey’ into a heavier, more gritty sound. ‘Springs’ offers huge overdrive, melancholic vocals, rolling drums and swelling brass sections. Lyrically, Brother Jonathan draws on personal anxieties, existential crises and coping strategies to express himself through his work.

Brother Jonathan is a solo project from Jack Alcock. He draws influence from artists such as Neil Young, John Martyn, Kurt Cobain, Damien Jurado and The Smiths.

In two words : Highly Recommended !!!


Μelodic hard rock band from Johannesburg, Far From Who We Are, just released their new single Sleep in Shadows via HopePunk Records. The song is another world-class production from super producer & engineer Johan Heyns, perfectly capturing the band's signature sound of powerful and emotional melodies soaring over hard-hitting drums and ear-splitting riffage. Far From Who We Are are pushing the boundaries of traditional hard rock, fusing a mix of rock, metal and electro sounds to create their unique blend of melodic alternative rock that is big on emotion and haunting, yet super catchy, melodies, underpinned by hard-hitting riffs and beats.

Lyrically the song draws from personal experience of dealing with insomnia, and the demons and emotional shadows that haunt us when we close our eyes.

Sleep in Shadows is a fitting 2nd single from the band's forthcoming new EP, also titled “Sleep in Shadows” and features an exciting vocal collaboration with Germany- based vocalist and producer Gideon Kretschmer, the vocalist behind HopePunk bands HeadFury, WonderWolf and more.

In two words: Must Listen !!!

Band Members :
Johan Heyns (Guitar, Vocals, Synths)
Maarten Heyns (Bass)
Kyle Williams (Drums).

ODEONS - Allowed to Fall

Allowed to Fall is the new single released by Nordic-based alternative rock duo, ODEONS. Mikko Jaakkola and Pati mix elements of modern electronic pop with the rawness and sophistication of rock acts like Bush, Muse, and Faith No More. "These guys know how to write guitar-driven music", says Grammy Award winning producer Sylvia Massy (Prince, Tool). The story of Allowed to Fall presents the world through sensitive and observing eyes, telling the listener it's alright to fall down, as that is part of the human experience. Sometimes the beauty of the human experience lies in the moments where pain, perseverance, and letting go all come together.

In one word : Excellent !!!

Δευτέρα 10 Μαΐου 2021

Daggerplay - Eastbound Subway Train

Eastbound Subway Train is the latest single by Helsinki-based punk rockers Daggerplay. The song is packed with fast rock´n´roll groove with an old school Celtic punk melodies which bring to mind the great energy from legends Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly. 

Fueled by fiery guitars, urban voodoo drums, furiously pumping bass and anxiously wailing storylines, Eastbound Subway Train is speeding up to the seedier sides of metropolitan cities. The song is inspired by the real-life struggles of living in a big city and never quite finding a way through it. It is an unflinching look at the difficulties – economic, physical, and emotional – that come with existing in the modern era.

Formed in 2011 out of the bohemian district of Kallio in Helsinki, Finland, Daggerplay began creating their punk, rock´n´roll style that also has influences with late seventies powerpop. With lyrics based on own experiences quite dark at times about growing up in a small town in Finland and the crazy years living London, but at the same time not forgetting the hope and humour of it all.

The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Pekko Mantzin, guitarist and vocalist Tommi Luostarinen, bassist and backing vocalist Bryan Ugartechea, and drummer Sirpa Immonen.

In two words : Must Listen !!!

Web: http://www.daggerplay.com/
Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/artist/5YCeB5XN5XY6AJbhH70LH5
Twitter :https://twitter.com/Daggerplay
Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/daggerplay
Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/DaggerplayOfficial
Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/daggerplay
Bandcamp : https://daggerplay.bandcamp.com/

Σάββατο 8 Μαΐου 2021

Edgar Allan Poets - Last Dance

Los angeles noir-rock band Edgar Allan Poets just released their new single ‘Last Dance’. It's an energetic hard rock song composed during a traffic jam. It's about those endless moments when you're stuck in traffic and you're filled with a kind of nervousness and insanity. You can reach levels of stress that even seem comical. The ideal song for people who drive to work. 

The Edgar Allan Poets are an alternative band that promotes a dark and intense sound that's being called noir rock. Their music is a mix of grunge guitars, classical strings and lyrics that evoke tales shrouded in shadow and mystery. The Poets are two rock noir artists inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

In two words : Must Listen !!!


Εlectrobuddha - She's Electric!

She's Electric! is the brand new single from Scottish psychrockers Electrobuddha. It's a sexy, rifftastic upbeat rock track that gets you straight onto the dancefloor. The Rolling Stones, The Beta Band, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and Seventies disco. Put all these together in the mixer and you'll have the uplifting resolt that this song delivers.

Electrobuddha is the creation of Mark McCaffer, who has just finished his latest album entitled 'The Psychedelic Kid'.

In two words : Highly Recommended !!!


Παρασκευή 7 Μαΐου 2021

HopeFool - Collapse

Austin - based hard rock band HopeFool have just released their brand new single Collapse. This is a modern hard rock song, influenced by the sound of bands like Architects, Chevelle, Seether and Breaking Benjamin. The sound production is amazing while the work done, especially on the guitar part, is incredible. The song chronicles vocalist Michael Boyd's journey to become frontman of the band after never having been in a band before.

In one word : Excellent !!!

Band Members :
Michael Boyd- Vocals
Dylan Kortz- Guitar
Daniel Steinschrieber- Bass
Chris Campagna- Drums

House Parties - Hindsight

"Hindsight" is the debut single by female-fronted pop-punk band House Parties. It's an angry, fast-paced pop-punk song mixed with easy core inspired by bands like The Story So Far, Knuckle Puck, and Paramore, especially during the RIOT! era. Hindsight, is about dealing with friends who are always off and on with you. In front of other people, they put on an act and seem genuine, but behind the scenes is a different story. It's a constant cycle that you realize you want to break out of with this person. The song was written and recorded all by Spencer Trinidad, the band's guitarist.

In two words : Excellent !!!

Band Members:
Chaney Elaine on Vocals
Spencer Trinidad on Writing and Guitar
Angel Lozano on Bass
Wesley K. Jones on Drums

Luxe - Toxic

"Toxic" is the new single released by a Canadian-based artist and producer named Luxe. The song is a throwback to the 2000s pop rock/pop punk sound, with a modern twist! Luxe's sound is influenced by bands like Blink 182, New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, The Starting Line, Green Day and Taking Back Sunday. Lyrically, the track is about a bad relationship. You keep breaking up, but something keeps pulling you back. Even though you know this person is no good for you, you keep falling back to them. They're toxic, but like a drug, you can't stop. 

Luxe writes and records all lyrics/music. "Toxic" also has Nick Toews on guitar and Jake Barnes on keys and was mixed by Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Like Pacific).

In two words : Must Listen !!!

Πέμπτη 6 Μαΐου 2021

CPSD - Down Came A Spider

Down Came A Spider’ is the latest single of CPSD, a Bradford based alt-rock 3-piece - who received a very warm welcome following their debut release ‘Use Once’ in summer 2020, including attention from notable media outlets.The song, ‘Down Came A Spider’, is an observational commentary of current affairs, and the handling of them by governing bodies. Specifically written following the storm surrounding Brexit, and becoming more prophetic by the day as the Coronavirus Pandemic unfolded, ‘Down Came A Spider’ is high energy, gritty take on politicians and how they manipulate voters.

CPSD’s eclectic music background - working with such names and bands as Maxi Jazz (E-Type Boys), Djingo, Exoterik & Pulverise - forms the foundations of their unique sound; adding to the inflections of bands they loved and watched growing up, who heavily shaping their decision to be musicians.

In one word : Excellent !!!

Denizen - Pretty Words

NY-based alternative rock band Denizen returns with the last single from their upcoming LP “Afterglow.” The lyrics reference Albert Brumley’s “I’ll Fly Away,” and describe struggles equally interpretable at a political or personal level. The initial promise of change is put into ironic contrast with a structure that repeats the same verse three times, with increasing intensity. A powerful breakdown section is followed by a dramatic conclusion that represents new heights of artistic achievement for the band. The song is inspired by equal parts RHCP's "Scar Tissue" and The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" and can be interpreted more or less on either personal or political level.

In two words : Highly Recommended !!!

Band Members :
David Schafer -- Acoustic Guitar and Lead Vocals
Peter Vale -- Saxophone
Rashid Galadanci -- Lead Guitar

Τετάρτη 5 Μαΐου 2021

Miles Grindey - Stride

Southampton-based artist Miles Grindey just released his latest track Stride. The song was written in 2018, worked on over 2019 then finally finished and released in 2021! “This track began life as a demo for part of an album which unfortunately is now scrapped. I loved this track so much that I had to do whatever it took to get it out there and I’m so glad it finally has. Now the whole world can hear it,” says Miles Grindey.

The song features vocals by Ian Michael Bruh (Bumpin’ The Mango/Backroad To Brooklyn), bass by Enrico Galetta and drums by Wayne Viar. “Following on from September’s “Isolate This!” I couldn’t let the music end. The great struggle to get this song completed meant that to me, this tune had a lot of personal love towards it. I’m just incredibly grateful that those parts recorded all that time ago can finally be available for all to hear.” Miles continues.

In two words : Highly Recommended !!!


CorAnima - Vivamus

Vivamus is the brand new single, released by Long Beach based metal band CorAnima. It's an anthemic, melodic metal song with a modern sound inspired by nu-metal mixed with industrial. You can hear influences from Breaking Benjamin, Tool, Linkin Park and Bring Me the Horizon. Lyrically, the song references loved ones lost to addiction, but progresses towards hope and never giving up to overcome the disease.

In two words : Must Listen !!!

Band Members :
Fern Rivera - Vocals, Guitar
Ethan McGuire - Guitar, Drums
Shawn Boone Jr. - Bass

Τρίτη 4 Μαΐου 2021

The Hollow Roots - Blame

Tennessee-based blues rock band The Hollow Roots just released their newest single titled Blame. The last few years the band has grown, sonically and lyrically, while still staying true to their old sound. The Hollow Roots have trimmed the fat, honed in on their song craft, and balanced their sound, and on the other side have produced a solid, catchy indie-rock song that will have the listener singing along to both the riffs and melody. Blame is the next step in the bands growth towards an actualized rock band that everyone can relate to. The song lyrics touch on topics of self-reflection and growth. Similarly, the listener will notice the addition of vocal layers performed by all members of the band to back the soaring chorus melodies. The listener will find sweeping guitar melodies and the familiar swagger of the rhythm section working in tandem to make that classic, yet refined, Hollow Roots, modern indie rock blues sound.


Killer is the debut single by newly started Danish power-trio THE MACHINE KNOWS. The song is built on the rocking foundation of a cheeky shuffle beat, pounding bass, ferocious guitars and a grim tale of being betrayed by the ones closest to you. It’s Modern Rock with one foot steeped in tradition, the other on the speeder, the eyes narrowed in on the horizon, and a heart reckless in honesty. It is a manifestation of the group members deep love to the rock-genre and it shamelessly carries its inspirations on its sleeves. It tips its big hat to both the British and American mastodonts of the genre, while their wise teachings are filtered through the sense of lived life.

“It all began with one single note in the rehearsal space. Sometimes that’s all it takes. Suddenly you hear something new in the old familiar, and the song quickly grew to become somewhat of a monster with its own intentions. Originally the lyrics where inspired by a YouTube-series on the lives of Roman emperors - what a handful those guys were! - but the personal crept in and transformed the song to something more akin to the personality of the band,” says Kristoffer Veirum (vocals/guitar).

In one word : Excellent !!!

Band Members:
Kristoffer Veirum (vocal/guitar)
Tobias Weltzer (drums)
Antonio Roxy (bass)

Killer produced by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah/The Haunted) and is released on the small Aarhus indie label HQ Rec.

Δευτέρα 3 Μαΐου 2021

GABRIEL - Fall Apart

Fall Apart is the follow-up to GABRIEL’s debut single, What A Shame. This song is about finding our inner strength to overcome the things in life that could easily break us, if we let it. From the beginning you are struck by the booming guitar of Gabriel Metzger. The song breaks down allowing the tormented emotion of Phil Walker’s vocals to come through. Heavy riffs build again and the song resolves with a guitar solo clashing with the dissonant rhythm guitar that shows the conflicting emotions within us all. Fall Apart gives listeners permission to bend, without breaking.

GABRIEL is a new rock band founded by 17 year old guitarist Gabriel Metzger. Gabriel started the development of this project shortly before the Covid lockdowns began. Instead of putting things on hold he decided to push forward and make the best of the situation.

Electric High - Trembling Bones

After putting out a five track EP named Go Easy On My Heart six weeks ago, Norwegian rockers Electric High are on it again, with another new track called Trembling Bones. This explosive piece of rock came together down after a hard night out, during a heavy hangover. The band says about it : "Singer PV Staff and guitarist Marius Mørch woke up, equally devestated by last night’s escapades, each with an idea for a new song. One called up the other, and two songs turned into one, about the way they felt when they woke up that day – with pounding headaches, death-breaths, stomachs turning, vague memories of what happened the night before, and – trembling bones."

The track was recorded at Solslottet Studios, in Bergen, Norway, produced by Iver Sandøy. The percussive intro illustrates the shaky state the songwriters were in while they conceived this song. And the «situation growing on my mind» is nothing but the escalating headaches and the paranoia of the foregoing night’s blurry events. The relentless stomp of the pounding chorus only amplifies the gut-wrenching feeling, followed by a brief moment of relief, before throwing you back into the claustrophobic vibe and another pounding chorus of «Trembling Bones». 

In one word : Excellent !!!

Band Members:
PV Staff — lead vocals 
Olav Iversen — lead vocals 
Marius Mørch — guitars 
Einride Torvik — bass 
Tor Bjarne Bjelland — drums



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