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Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released the official video for “The Reckoning”, the first single from their forthcoming studio album, Resist. The track features a guest appearance by PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix.

‘’We’re super excited to finally share with you the music video of ‘’The Reckoning’’. We know the wait was long, but we are extremely psyched to share our new music with you and we truly hope you enjoy it as much as we do!’’ commented WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon Den Adel

Resist is scheduled for release on 14 December 2018 via Vertigo/Caroline AustraliaResist marks a departure from the past; armed with ten anthemic tracks, driven by grand melodies and dark hooks, Resist brings a futuristic take on metal to the table – both instrumentally and thematically.

Lead singer Sharon den Adel continues: Resist is a true milestone for us. If it wasn’t for ResistWithin Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore. With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and gave it a face – a very dark one. Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge.

 

“Resist” will also feature IN FLAMES‘ Anders Fridén and ARID‘s Jasper Steverlinck on guest vocals.

 

 

 

Epic melodic death metallers Nothgard have just finished working on their 2nd video clip in support of their upcoming new album, Malady X – due out October 26th via Metal Blade Records.

Bandleader Dom R. Crey comments about “Epitaph”: “The first single ‘Malady X’ is out for three weeks now and we are super happy about all the amazing feedback. The time has come to unleash the second single and music video, this time in 4k quality! ‘Epitaph’ is a very special song for me. Based on the concept of constant struggle in a world where all of us need to find their places. Sometimes this can be tough and very often some of us have the feeling of not being part of this world – or do not even want to be part. Song-wise ‘Epitaph’ is one of my favorite tracks on this album. But before I tell too much I would rather recommend you to check out the video and song.”
Nothgard has recorded Malady X at Def-Creation and & Southern Deathcult studios and called the renowned Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Opeth, etc.) for mastering duties. The result is an album full of epic melodic death metal anthems! 

Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena star in BUMBLEBEE! On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Directed by: Travis Knight

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny

 

We are proud to announce the second instalment of the line-up for Reservoir Stomp happening again at Preston-Reservoir Bowls Club on Sun 4 Nov. Performing will be Adalita, Kutcha Edwards, Sugar Fed Leopards, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Draught Dodgers (feat. Tim Rogers), Outer Urban Crew, Small Town Romance, with more to be announced soon.
The biggest suburban shindig of the year is back on Sunday 4 November and this time it’s better than ever. For one day only, across two glorious stages at the Preston-Reservoir Bowls Club, over 15 of Reservoir’s best local bands, dance troupes, poets and performers will throw down sounds that get the whole of Melbourne’s inner north rocking. With acts such as ADALITA, KUTCHA EDWARDS and SUGAR FED LEOPARDS, you’d think that’d be enough to put the batter on your potato cake – BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA are bringing the sounds of 1970s Nigerian afro-beat direct to Reservoir to give the suburb a kick in the dancing pants. Their ARIA-nominated album Do Anything Go Anywhere saw them blast onto the Australian music scene in 2011. Since then they’ve put out a heap of EPs on HopeStreet Recordings and performed at the MCG for the AFL Multicultural Round, Byron Bay Blues Festival, WOMADelaide and other top national music events.
DRAUGHT DODGERS (FEAT. TIM ROGERS) true story: Tim Rogers (You Am I) and his band actually asked if they could perform at the Stomp. They may have even begged a little. Luckily the answer was “Yes”. Since 2016, they’ve gigged around Australia alongside the likes of the Hoodoo Gurus, Dallas Crane, the Supersuckers (USA) and You Am I. Expect a set of whirlwind guitars, V8 fuelled backbeats and electrified hip shakin’ swagger.
OUTER URBAN CREW are a performing arts company giving young, disadvantaged youth from the outer northern suburbs a voice. This year the Stomp will showcase female artists from their rap/writing stream including 17 year old wordsmith, Nia, 14 year old rapid-freestyler, Felicity Electricity and 16 year old rap artist, Naomi along with Outer Urban Projects R-Fam dance crew from Reservoir High.
SMALL TOWN ROMANCE Jim Arneman is the grandson of Slim Dusty. Flora Smith grew up in a household filled with Irish music and opera. In 2016 they pooled their influences and formed a killer country music band. Their debut album was nominated for Best Country Album in the Music Victoria Awards and Best New Talent at CMAA’s Golden Guitar Awards. They’ve performed to sold-out audiences alongside Don Walker, Jordie Lane, The Davidson Brothers and Eileen Jewell.
REZZA RECORD FAIR hosted by Kasumen Records, the inaugural Rezza Record Fair will bring together some of the best local sellers of new, secondhand and collectible vinyl. Whether you’re after a lost classic, an elusive rarity or a pristine new pressing there’ll be thousands of LPs to dig through while you’re being serenaded by the great acts we’ve mentioned above….and many, many more.
Reservoir Stomp
From midday, Sunday 4 November
Preston-Reservoir Bowls Club
Tickets on sale from 17 September

A cavalcade of stars, including superstars Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Marlee Matlin, Gary Sinise, Jane Seymour, William H.Macy and Geena Davis, feature in CinemAbility : The Art of Inclusion, releasing October 5 on digital from Leomark Studios.

From Director Jenni Gold, the 1st wheelchair using female in the Director’s Guild, and released to coincide with October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month,CinemAbility reveals a compelling and often amusing look at the history of disability portrayals in entertainment. From the early days of silent films to present-day Hollywood blockbusters, this historic film takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment over the last 120 years by going behind the scenes to interview celebrities, filmmakers, and studio executives.

With heart and humor, CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion utilizes clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and television programs to shine a light on how the media impacts society and the  monumental effect  these  portrayals  have  on  inclusion.

Featuring Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Marlee Matlin, Gary Sinise, Jane Seymour, Adam Arkin, William H.Macy, Helen Hunt, Kyle MacLachlan, Daryl Mitchell, Beau Bridges, Richard Donner, Peter Farrelly, Randal Kleiser and many more!

CinemAbility : The Art of Inclusion, written by  Jenni Gold and Samuel W. Reed, releases on VOD October 5 from Leomark Studios.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT
CinemAbility is in part a love letter to Hollywood, an industry that has consumed my life, and partly a wake-up call. Growing up as a wheelchair user I found many of the representations of people with disabilities on screen to be confusing. I remember every year my family would watch Affair to Remember when it aired on TV and I always found it odd that after Deborah Kerr became a wheelchair user she could no longer pursue the man she loved. I remember hating the sappy Movie of the Week style representations in the 70’s and 80’s. The person in the wheelchair was always syrupy sweet or angry and bitter. It wasn’t until Friday the 13th part 2 came out that I saw a wheelchair user the way I wanted to be seen. He was a cool teenager hanging out in the cabin in the woods just like everyone else, he had a girlfriend just like everyone else, and right before he was about to have the night of his life, he got killed by Jason, just like everyone else. His disability was not the topic and was not a factor in his story line.
As a filmmaker who loves the rich history of Hollywood, I realized that a historical overview of disability portrayals had never been done, and that’s certainly one of the aspects of the project that drew me in. It was fresh and exciting, but as we continued to research and interview more people about their recollections of disability portrayals in film it became clear that this was not the whole story. There was more behind these characters and depictions than the stereotypes that emerged, which in some instances are still adhered to. In fact, what we found was much richer, in that there is a strong correlation between these depictions and how people with disabilities are treated, and as portrayals have become more well-rounded and realistic, actual people with disabilities have become more accepted socially, and more integrated into society.
Being a director with a disability and the only DGA wheelchair using director member, the last thing I wanted to do was make another cookie-cutter documentary about disability. But soon I realized that a film like CinemAbility must be made, and if not by me then who? I knew this story first hand and I knew how to tell it.  So, slowly I started to pitch it and soon I was interviewing A-List Academy Award Winners, Academy of Motion Picture and Guild Presidents, Producers, Studio Executives and the Showrunners of some of the hottest shows on TV.  Hollywood heavyweights came to  the forefront because these are caring people who are interested in good causes, and they realize inclusion is important. They all had something viable and important to say and even had some personal realizations that I caught on camera.
By connecting the dots between how people with disabilities are portrayed and how they are perceived in public, we were able to broaden the story beyond disability, to any minority group that has at one time or other been underrepresented or misrepresented in our media. We show how Sydney Poitier films impacted an entire Civil Rights Movement and how Will & Grace opened the door for homosexual civil rights. But  where did that leave people with disabilities.
I found out very quickly that the changing of portrayals of disabilities in the 80’s lead us toward a major victory in 1990 with the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but after a backslide in these depictions, we might be able to get into the building, but what was the perception of people like me once we were in it? Would there be job opportunities if perceptions were still based on the understanding one gets from what we see in the media?
It suddenly became clear to me that this film was much more important than just recapping the history of a few interesting characters in the history of film, but about documenting the shaping of perceptions of minority groups through the media. And in doing so, I created a platform to do some reshaping of my own. This film has the ability to break down these stereotypes in a way that had never been done before. And most importantly it is done in a fun and entertaining way! People normally hear about a disability-themed documentary and they run for the hills, but those brave enough to take a peek are shocked to find they have a good time and laugh while also being challenged intellectually. As a storyteller, that is my entire goal.
When we started this project over a decade ago, disability was not included in most diversity initiatives, but that is now changing due to new crop of talented, passionate & determined actors with disabilities who have stormed into Hollywood and aren’t taking “no” for an answer. Enlightened Showrunners and Producers are also starting to take chances on stories, characters, and actors that are “different,” and yet it still remains that hardly anyone with a disability is working behind the scenes in Hollywood. It seems to be the perfect time for CinemAbility to open people’s eyes to something new.
DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY
Emmy Winner Jenni Gold is considered a triple threat in the world of entertainment. Her editing and screenwriting skills serve as a foundation for her directorial efforts which have received multiple awards and have placed her among the best in her field. As the only female wheelchair using Director Member of the Directors Guild of America, Jenni is the co-founder of Gold Pictures, Inc, a development and production company which was established in 2001.
In addition to directing the award-winning film CinemAbility, Jenni has become an expert on the power the media has in shaping perceptions, and is an advocate for total inclusion. She serves on the advisory board of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and has produced a number of films and corporate web series, servicing such well-known clients as The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Jenni recently co-produced the soon-to-be-released film Tiger starring Mickey Rourke and Janel Parrish, and she is in post on a horror/comedy film which she directed titled, Aaah Roach, starring Casper Van Dien, Grace Van Dien, Barry Bostwick, and Jason Mewes. Jenni has also co-written and is developing a number of narrative feature films including the suspense thriller Adrenaline and a family film, Lucky. Jenni was also interviewed along with many other high-powered female directors in the newly released documentary This Changes Everything about discrimination in Hollywood.

Phoenix, AZ based, Dark Alternative Rock Band THE SPIDER HOLE has announced the launch of a Kickstarter Campaign to help support their upcoming LP and associated graphic novel, To The Monsters. The unique project is built around the LP with 11 original songs, each about a different monster, as well as a 100 page horror anthology graphic novel written and illustrated by vocalist Ethan Scott; each story in the novel is about a different band member over the course of one fateful Halloween night.

To celebrate the upcoming launch, the quartet has revealed their first single, “The Skeleton Wedding,” from the album.

“We were at The Quarry in Bisbee grubbing and waiting to go on stage when Ethan asks everyone in the band what their greatest fear is. He wants to do a horror anthology comic to put out with the new album. Before we were even called to the stage, all four stories were basically written.” – The Spider Hole

Two versions of the graphic novel will be offered through the Kickstarter, the standard softcover edition, and a DELUXE hardcover edition, which includes 4 additional stories. The hardcover edition is only available to Kickstarter backers.

 

A quartet with frequent guest musicians, The Spider Hole performs songs meant to stir brains and rattle bones. Based in sun-scorched Phoenix, AZ, the band started banging sounds together in the late nineties, and has steadily developed an aural stew that is partly rock, partly cabaret, partly blues, and partly goth. Influences include Tom Waits, Oingo Boingo, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Primus, The Pixies, Frank Zappa, The Doors, and your face when you taste something unexpected. New music is being prepped for a new full-length album called To the Monsters, due near the end of 2018.

Active rock powerhouse Owl Company recently announced the upcoming release of their sophomore full-length album entitled Iris out November 9, 2018via Eclipse Records. The album was mixed by Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More, Three Doors Down) and mastered by Paul Logus (Stone Sour, Pop Evil, Clutch).

It has been a mere four weeks since the release of their first single and music video for the track “Shattered Dreams”, and it has already surpassed 19,000 views on YouTube, and 20,000 organic plays on Spotify. Today, Owl Companyhave released a brand-new lyric video for the soaring active rock anthem, “Rise”. Watch it now via the Eclipse Records YouTube channel, or stream it via SpotifyApple Music, or Deezer today!

Vocalist Enrico Minelli states, “Rise is about faith and how those associated beliefs can intervene in a person’s life. It tells a story of someone who has realized that they are the god of their actions”. 

Iris contains thirteen memorable, melodic, active rock anthems which flex their muscles, and instantly make you want to hear more. Highlights on the album include the instant hit “Shattered Dreams” which tackles the concept of faith and how it can take away one’s free will, the self-empowering track “Rise” which also explores the concept of faith but from the perspective that individuals are responsible for their own actions, and the soaring energetic track “Antagonist” which is a personal reflection on the ending of a lifelong relationship.

Pre-order the full album on iTunesAmazon, or Google Play, and stream the singles via SpotifyApple Music, Deezer, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and elsewhere here.

For more information on Owl Company, please visit them on FacebookTwitter, or Eclipse Records.

 

We present the new single and music video from Peoria, IL’s Ghost Key.

“Detach” is the first single off of Ghost Key’s highly-anticipated 2nd album called “See This Through.” The record will be released November 9th, and you can pre-order the album via the InVogue Records online store HERE.

“When under the spell of depression it’s so easy to feel like your mistakes define who you are. Detach is a reminder that you shouldn’t destroy yourself because of your past. Instead, examine the past as a way to become better for the future because that’s only the place any of us is going. Who I was is not who I am.”

Ghost Key is currently on tour with War Of Ages and Capsize, and you can catch them on tour again later this Fall with Obey The Brave starting November 9th.

9/14 – Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions

9/16 – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry

9/17 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room

9/18 – Berwyn, IL @ The Wire

9/19 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s

9/20 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge

9/21 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

9/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock

9/23 – Pocatello, ID @ Elks Lodge

9/24 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin

9/25 – Everette, WA @ Tony V’s Garage

9/27 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

9/28 – Van Nuys, CA @ White Oaks Music

9/29 – San Diego, CA @ Space Bar

9/30 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

10/1 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge

10/2 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill

10/3 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe

10/4 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live

10/5 – Dallas, TX @ 2513 Main

10/6 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group

10/8 – Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill

10/9 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

10/10 – Orlando, FL @ Sounbar

10/11 – Margate, FL @ O’Malleys

10/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10/14 – Louisville, KY @ Trixies

11/9 – Manchester, NH – Bungalow

11/11 – Reading, PA – Reverb

11/13 – Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub

11/14 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club

11/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland

11/16 – Kittanning, PA – Radioactive Events Center

11/17 – Corning, NY – Lando’s

11/18 – Providence, RI – Alchemy

 

Sydney based rock outfit Lese Majesty are set to release new single ‘Age of Outrage’ this Friday September 21! The duo, Jodie Gibson (vocalist) and Joel Henderson (guitarist and songwriter), have joined forces with producer Luke Palmer (Dead Letter Circus guitarist) for the song – and have also featured drummer Luke Williams of Dead Letter Circus on the track. Add to that, mixing credits to Forrester Savell (KarnivoolCogShihad), and you have something of a special broth brewing. It comes as a first taste of what is to come – on an EP that will be announced very soon.

Inspired by the outrage trend gripping the thumbs of the current digital age, the point of view is from the perspective of someone who’s made a mistake and can’t live it down. “It’s personal experience” said Joel. “I wrote this stupid joke as a teenager and I always thank my lucky Zuckerberg’s that social media wasn’t around, or I would have been destroyed…. now whenever I see someone repeating the same pattern, even if what they write is absurd, a part of me can empathise with them.”

Bassist Joel Henderson describes the recording process, “Luke had this crazy riff idea that scared the pants off us… we jammed on it in pre-production one weekend, and by the end of the day we had all the music finished but no lyrics or melody. For two months we wrote about four or five different choruses and more than fifteen different verses until we finally had something that was close to the mark.

I was reluctant about this song at first, it was so frantic that I didn’t know if we could pull it off live” reveals Joel, “but the riff was bouncing around inside my head for weeks, and I had so many lyric ideas that we just couldn’t put it aside.

“It was Forresters’ cat that gave us the inspiration behind the opening line.” Singer Jodie Gibson laughs, “We were recording vocals at his home studio, we walked outside for a break, the cat would slink on over, almost close enough for a pat, and just as we reached out – it would pull its head back… classic cat tease, almost saying: “Is this what you wanted?” So that became the opening line of the song.

The single comes along with a videoclip, filmed and edited by Joel Black from Tommirock, a music and film production company from Newcastle.

The shoot location was on an island north of Sydney. Jodie Gibson, vocalist for the band, said that “I was sick of chasing council permits, so instead we hired this small tin boat, loaded it with equipment and secretly transported all the gear across the water to get to this secluded spot… we then packed the kit with cushions and towels so there weren’t any noise complaints, and for the underwater scenes we filled the kit with rocks so it wouldn’t float.”
“The scene where I fall into the water was done at 6.30am on a winters morning.” Singer Jodie Gibson recalls, “It was pretty brutal, then we got a bit idealistic and put the whole band and all the equipment in the water, in hindsight we probably should have waited for summer for these kinds of ideas.”

Lese Majesty’s new single Age of Outrage is out this Friday September 21 in all good online stores and streaming outlets.