Category: Music News

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! 

 

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

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.

 

Everybody has a wild side, something sinister just under the surface.

Leave it to He Danced Ivy to draw out that madness in their wild new single Spitting On Infinity; a thrashing ruckus full of distorted guitars and unique satirical lyrics that will have you feeling wilder than the house party it was recorded during.

To celebrate the release of Spitting On InfinityHe Danced Ivy will be taking to the stage with international legends Polyphia and Intervals on  Monday, September 24.

Spitting On Infinity is the perfect tune for a wild Saturday night, recorded in part during one of those wild Saturday nights when the group gathered a choir of their best mates in a Fortitude Valley parking lot.

“We gathered 25 of our closest friends and crammed them into an outdoor carpark to record the big last chorus group vocals. I don’t know how we didn’t get shut down, but listening back to our wild carpark-choir is easily one of our greatest memories,” saidbassist, Mitch.

All for the theatrics, He Danced Ivy always weave some kind of insane narrative into their music; just try to piece this one together.

“The song tells this story of this narcissist that’s in a relationship that’s falling apart. All the classic culprits are there; in-law drama, compartmentalized emotions, backstabbing, and the false hope that things will get better,” said lead vocalistDave.

“Each feeling is painted with equal parts with and sleaze as the narcissist loses all care for subtlety. They begin to revel in the opportunity to lie, cheat, and steal; hell with the consequences. They’re finished, all that’s left is to spit on infinity and piss on the sun,” said lead guitaristSean.

Spitting On Infinity is the follow up to their Frankenstein’s monster of a single,Guillotines, released in July, which saw the boys step loudly into the spotlight scoring a rotation spot on triple j Unearthed, support from community radio and taste-maker blogs across the country.

Dallas, TX metal band Light the Fire has dropped a timely new music video for the track “Carry On.”

The track appears on the band’s upcoming third full-length due out this fall on Standby Records.

Stream “Carry On” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2XonRxIoE0dvZfSd4qqH2u

Frontman Seth Davis says, “While we’re an aggressive/intense band, one thing we’ll never be is hateful. We do not stand for violence or general disrespect of anyone for any reason. “Carry On” touches on these very subjects. Acceptance, equality, love, and understanding are something that means a lot to every member of this band. Our upcoming album is titled “Compassion in Unlikely Places” and it comes straight from the lyrics on this video. We realize that the genre of music we play and overall aggressiveness of it might give certain people the wrong impression of what we stand for. With this new single, we want to spread the message of exactly what we’re about and what we stand for. Thanks for reading, and we love you all. Hope the song means as much to you as it does to us.”

Since forming in 2011 Light The Fire have established themselves as a force within the South Central U.S. metal scene.

The band’s first full-length, 2015’s ‘Lost at Sea,’ charted at #3 on the iTunes metal charts alongside the likes of In This Moment and August Burns Red.

The band’s 2016 sophomore release ‘Ascension’ debuted at #35 on the iTunes Rock Charts and 182 on the Billboard Independent Charts.

2017 would see a lineup change from LTF, with guitarist Seth Davis stepping up to the lead vocalist position and the addition of new guitar player/backup vocalist Trey Hawkins. The new lineup would immediately release a new single and music video for “The Void” which was well received, logging over 350,000 streams and almost 38,000 views on Spotify and YouTube respectively.