Knotfest Announces Pulse Of The Maggots Online Festival For Free

Usually the festival circuit would be well and truly over by now but the amazing people over at Knotest have announced the details of an upcoming online festival billed as Pulse Of The Maggots set to take place later this week.

It’s named after a track on Slipknot‘s 2004 album, ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’, the Pulse Of The Maggots festival will be held on November 13th 2020 at 8pm BST.

It’s going to be hosted by Knotfest.com’s Beez and Ryan J Downey where the festival will be spread across three digital stages and will showcase a range of different acts.

Check out the details below.

Bands set to play are as follows:

156/Silence
Cerberus
Death Blooms
Death Tour
dEMOTIONAL
Diamond Construct
Hacktivist
I Revolt
Introtyl
October Ends
Once Awake
Orbit Culture
PRXJEK
Scarlet
Tallah
Thrown Into Exile
VCTMS
Vended
Wargasm
Year Of The Knife

Stage Times are available via the following link.

You can stream Pulse Of The Maggots via Knotfest.com.

LANDMVRKS Announce Third Record

The Marseille Metalcore Favourites LANDMVRKS have announced thier third studio record, ‘Lost In The Waves’.

This follows up to their 2018 release in ‘Fantasy’, which is set to be released on February 26th 2021 via Arising Empire.

You can view the Album Artwork, Tracklisting, the lead Single ‘Rainfall’ as well as Pre-Order options are available to view below.

01.) Lost In A Wave
02.) Rainfall
03.) Silent
04.) Visage
05.) Tired Of It All
06.) Say No Word
07.) Always
08.) Shoreline
09.) Overrated
10.) Paralyzed

Pre-Orders are available via the bands Webstore, Amazon and Itunes.

Burn It Down Festival 2021 Announce Wargasm, Static Dress, Junior & More

There’s a little more destival news that was announced last week.

This one concerns Burn It Down festival as they have announced Wargasm, Junior, Static Dress and Bob Vylan.

They will join Palm Reader, Nova Twins and headliners Dinosaur Pile-Up on the festival.

Check out the full festival poster below.

Burn It Down Festival 2021 will take place in Torquay on September 11th 2021 at a number of venues.

Further details on tickets can be found via the following link.

Selfish Things Announce Indefinite Hiatus

Alternative Canadian band Selfish Things have announced they are now on an indefinate hiatus, citing their need to focus on “economic stability” due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The confirmation by the band can be read below in a full statement.

“When we started this band, we were young 20 somethings looking to connect with an audience that would respond to us. Over the last 4 years, we’ve found a fanbase that loves us, a team that treats us like family and a world that’s much kinder than we previously assumed. With that being said, we’ve collectively decided to put Selfish Things on hold for an indefinite period of time. COVID-19 hit the world right as we were about to endeavour on our first headlining tour after a relentless schedule in 2019. While this isn’t what we wanted, we collectively feel that focusing on our economic stability is what our families deserve.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the gifts, the kind words, the snacks, the laughter and the genuine friendships we’ve made. Seeing America (…relentlessly) and the UK was a dream come true, and all of us deeply cherish the moments we spent with all of you.

Keep shining. Keep working. Keep choosing love over hate.

See you on the other side,

– Cam, Alex and Mike”

Selfish Things released their debut record, ‘Logos’ in 2019 via Pure Noise Records.

Foo Fighters Announce Tenth Record, ‘Medicine At Midnight’

The Rock Gods known as the Foo Fighters have announced their upcoming tenth record, ‘Medicine At Midnight’, set to be released on February 5th 2021 via Roswell Records / Columbia Records.

The record was co-produced by the band as well as Greg Kurstin.

The band have debuted the lead single, ‘Shame Shame’ which you can view below as well as the Cover Art, Track Listing and Pre-Order options.

01.) Making A Fire
02.) Shame Shame
03.) Cloudspotter
04.) Waiting On A War
05.) Medicine At Midnight
06.) No Son Of Mine
07.) Holding Poison
08.) Chasing Birds
09.) Love Dies Young

Pre-Orders are available via the bands Webstore, Amazon and Itunes.

Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro) Unveils Debut Signature Guitar Pedal

Biffy Clyro’s very own Simon Neil has revealed his first ever signature guitar pedial.

It’s in collaboration with his long-term guitar tech Richard ‘Churd’ Prat, the ‘BOOOOO – Blast’ distortion pedal is BioNTech SE – ADR.

It’s limited to just 200 units, with pre-orders available from today (Friday, 6th November), shipping by 31st January.

The blurb explains: “The ‘BOOOOOM – BLAST’ pedal is an instant design classic created from a cottage industry approach. Churd designed the pedal from scratch, in the process teaching himself an extensive range of engineering and electrical skills, and has hand-built every unit.

“Simon will provide each item with a unique personal touch. He’ll sign and paint each unit (the stripe referencing the artwork to the band’s recent #1 album ‘A Celebration of Endings’) and will also include a handwritten ‘thank you’ note with each purchase.”

Check out the following link for more information.

Music Video Roundup 06/10/20

Happy October everyone!! Welcome back to the new music video roundup. We’re here for a roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!

We’re kicking things off with alive video in the form of Brutus with ‘War (Live In Ghent)’. This is a cut from their new live album, out now via Hassle Records – ‘Live In Ghent’ was recorded in their hometown in front of a sold-out 750 fans.

The band say: “Four video’s have already been released: Fire, Cemetery, All Along and Sugar Dragon. Right now, we are happy to announce our personal favourite: War. This song is super special to us. Not only does it reflect a tough period, but this song has set a new standard for our writing ever since. We are so happy we can share this live version.”

Now, following its premiere on NEW NOISE MAGAZINE, ska-punk veterans Less Than Jake bring fans another new single from their forthcoming album, Silver Linings. ‘Dear Me’ is streaming now. Silver Linings is set to be released on December 11th via Pure Noise Records.

On the new single, the band shares: “I wrote this song as a tribute to a few special people in my life who are no longer around. What it is like to reach the impasse of where words can’t convey emotions. This is my internal struggle to understand their internal struggle.

Up next is Dayze, a Mexican American musician who grew up in a Calexico, a town on the US/Mexico border. Growing up, he commuted between the USA and Mexico on a daily basis. To him, his situation is not special. In fact, he’s sure others can relate to the struggles that come from living in two different worlds. Dayze lacked many things growing up, but the one thing he always had was the love and support of his parents.

He says, “I believe that the unconditional love and support of my parents was what ultimately gave me the courage to start playing music. I was a very introverted teen and when I got my first acoustic guitar everything changed. That guitar gave me purpose, motivation, and desire to learn and grow. Eventually, I started my first metalcore/scene band and that’s when I knew that music would always be a part of my life. All these experiences culminated when I decided to start Dayze, my solo project, which delves more into the alternative rock realm. I was at a point in my life where I felt emotionally repressed, so I started writing lyrics and singing them. Day by day I realized how much this helped me get all the negativity out of my heart and thoughts. My hope is to hopefully connect with people around the world through my music.”

After releasing a string of singles and an EP, he’s back with a new single titled “My Way” and he plans to continue to release new music in the months ahead.

We’re getting around the world today. Next is the Japanese heavy hitters Crystal Lake have shared a video for ‘Disobey’, the counterpart to their forthcoming 7″ double-single alongside ‘Watch Me Burn’.

You can pre-order their ‘Watch Me Burn/Disobey’ 7″ single now, which is set to be released in December 2020.

Back in UK waters for the fourth choice in the roundup, we have Palm Reader.

It’s the second single from the band’s upcoming album ‘Sleepless‘, set for release on 27th November via Church Road Records.

The band also have a livestream coming up, on 23rd November from St Edmunds Church in Rochdale.

Vocalist Josh Mckeown says: “‘Willow’ was written after I’d been told a heartbreaking story of loss and young motherhood. I wrote it with the intention of illuminating the strength of any mother in that unfortunate position and to offer a permanent gesture of respect to them.

“It was one of the first songs we wrote for Sleepless and it definitely helped set the tone musically for a lot of what was to come. We’ve put together a music video with the help and expertise of our good friend and collaborator Sam Lees. His creativity and vision will further highlight the lyrical content and the sentiment attached to the song.”

Time for something a little different in genre. That’s what is so great about these roundups. You never know who you’re going to get. With that, we have Mike Taveira.

“Karma” is the breakup anthem for anyone who feels like their ex has yet received the karma they deserve. The single will be released alongside the official music video, which was created in collaboration with Canada’s Drag Race star Lemon.

Los Angeles-based Mike Taveira made a splash earlier this year with his pansexual pop anthem, “Curious,” which grabbed the attention of tastemakers like Billboard Pride, Gay Times, and PRIDE. Growing up without any openly pansexual figures to look up to, Taveira knew that his personal journey needed to be expressed through his own music. In each of the three singles he has released so far, “Heart,” “Curious,” and, now, “Karma,” Taveira showcases his infectious R&B-pop sensibilities while tackling the complexities and vulnerability of sexual identity. With an underlying message that preaches to be true to yourself, whoever you love, whatever you identity as, and whatever life throws your way, Taveira is set to become a force in the evolution of queer pop music.

Now, one band whom is definately on the spectrum these days is the delicious and wonderful Spanish Love Songs.

‘Self-Destruction (As a Sensible Career Choice)’ is a song from the band’s second album ‘Brave Faces Everyone’, which was released earlier this year via Pure Noise Records.

Lead vocalist Dylan Slocum shares: “This song is about feeling trapped. People like to say ‘it gets better’ about depression or anxiety, but this is about that creeping feeling that it might not. That maybe you’ll be stuck feeling a certain way, or working a job you hate, or with a body you hate, forever.

“By the time we decided to do another video, the lockdown blues had gotten pretty intense. Being the ultra-positive band that we are, we decided to throw ourselves little solo parties and invited our fans to do the same. Four hours of footage later, it turned out we all needed the party more than we knew.”

I have one question for everyone now, who want’s some new Royal Blood? Well, you better do because the duo has released their first new material since the release of 2017’s second album ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’, ‘Trouble’s Coming’ is a taster of the follow up to that record, expected to drop in spring 2021.

Citing influences including Daft Punk and Justice, bassist and vocalist Mike Kerr explains: “It was the moment something started to click – where we started playing over those much more rigid dance beats. The breakthrough was realising that there was real common ground between that and what we’d done before. It’s that AC/DC aspect: where the quality that makes the riffs seem so cutting is because of that beat.

“Although on the surface we were stepping outside what we’d done before, it didn’t feel at all unnatural; it felt like we were returning to music we’d loved from the very beginning.

“It was all about the beat. It felt like familiar territory, but something we’d censored in ourselves.”

Bring Me Horizon have had a good few announcements lately. They’ve announed a tour, oe of their ‘Post Human’ EP’s and now they have a new video out in the world.

The forthcoming ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ EP is expected to be the first in a planned series of four which is set for a release on October 30th 2020.

Check out ‘Teardrops’ below.

And lastly in this weeks roundup we have some legends to close out this one.

Leaked photos from last month showed AC/DC recording a new video in the Netherlands now suddenly make a whole lot more sense, as the rock’n’roll legends have released their awesome performance-based video for latest single Shot In The Dark.

Discussing POWER UP with Kerrang, as a whole, Angus Young explained that the record is a tribute to the late Malcolm Young.

“I know Mal’s not with us anymore, but he’s there with us in spirit,” Angus said. “This band was his baby, his life. He was always one [to say], ‘You keep going.’ His big line always, every now and again, he’d go, ‘If you’re a musician, it’s a bit like being on the Titanic. The band goes down with the ship.’ That’s how he viewed it.

“Even the title we gave it, POWER UP, pretty much sums him up, too,” he continued. “When he put on that guitar, he was one big guitar. To put it this way: When he played guitar, it sounded like there were two people playing.”

Check ou AC/DC’s new video for ‘Shot In The Dark’ below.

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best new tracks out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!