Toronto based alternative metal combo Valyear have signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their album “Revolution Fear”!
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting as well as an album teaser below.
1. Beneath The Machine
2. Feed My Pain
4. Like a Zombie
5. Hit The Ground
6. Fall Too Far
7. I Hate Your Face
8. Rise My Enemy
9. Screams (Live at The Atria)
No pre-order details are available at the moment but will be made available as they’re announced.
VALYEAR is a four piece hard, alternative/metal band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Started in 2014 by Vocalist CHAD VALYER and rounded out by GEOFF WILSON – GUITARS, JOE PETRALIA – BASS and NICK MAVROUKAS on DRUMS, VALYEAR vow to have their music reach as many people as possible with their moody, energetic, live show, tightness and a camaraderie that is very evident on stage. They also bring back a style and swagger they feel has been missing in music for quite some time.
VALYEAR are not afraid to pull from their influences which range from Hank Williams to Meshugga and everything in between while promising not to leave any genre untouched or unexplored.
Frank Turner has announced plans for a 10th anniversary edition of his fourth studio album, ‘England Keep My Bones’.
The upcoming commemorative edition will be released on June 4th 2021 via Xtra Mile Recordings, complete with a 10-track bonus disk of previously unheard demos from Turner‘s El Paso Sessions, which was recorded back in 2011 around the same time as the album’s original release.
He’s also making 15 additional solo b-sides which were recorded at Old Blacksmiths Studios available for the first time as a download-only exclusive alongside the physical album.
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting, and Pre-Order options below.
DISC ONE (Original Album): 01.) Eulogy 02.) Peggy Sang The Blues 03.) I Still Believe 04.) Rivers 05.) I Am Disappeared 06.) English Curse 07.) One Foot Before The Other 08.) If Ever I Stray 09.) Wessex Boy 10.) Nights Become Day 11.) Redemption 12.) Gloria Hallelujah
DISC TWO (El Paso Session Demos): 01.) Eulogy (El Paso Demo) 02.) Peggy Sang The Blues (El Paso Demo) 03.) I Am Disappeared (El Paso Demo) 04.) English Curse (El Paso Demo) 05.) One Foot Before The Other (El Paso Demo) 06.) If Ever I Stray (El Paso Demo) 07.) Redemption (El Paso Demo) 08.) Song For Eva Mae (El Paso Demo) 09.) Wanderlust (El Paso Demo) 10.) Balthazar, Impresario (El Paso Demo)
DOWNLOAD ONLY (Solo B-Side Demos): 01.) England Keep My Bones – Solo B-Sides, Old Blacksmiths Studios 02.) Barbara Allen (A Capella) 03.) Eulogy (Acoustic) 04.) If Ever I Stray (Acoustic) 05.) Glory Hallelujah (Acoustic) 06.) Song For Eva Mae (Acoustic) 07.) Wessex Boy (Acoustic) 08.) I Am Disappeared (Acoustic) 09.) Balthazar Impresario (Acoustic) 10.) Peggy Sang The Blues (Acoustic) 11.) I Still Believe (Acoustic) 12.) One Foot Before The Other (Acoustic) 13.) Nights Become Days (Acoustic) 14.) Redemption (Acoustic) 15.) Rivers (Acoustic) 16.) Wanderlust (Acoustic)
Pre-orers for the record are available via the label’s official webstore.
After years of teasing, alternative band Never Loved are giving fans what they want.
“‘Autumn’ was actually the first Never Loved song ever written and also one of the first songs I ever wrote that I sang on,” recalls frontman Cameron Knopp. “I recorded it with Squire in 2017 before we had a band name and it was originally supposed to be on our self-titled ep, but we decided to save it for a full length. I wrote it while experiencing all of the emotions of a heartbreak. It’s a song I’m excited for everyone to hear since it’s a different side of Never Loved.”
Never Loved formed when long-term friends, Cameron Knopp (vocals, guitar) and Jay Gayoso (bass), took matters into their own hands and aimed to create music that spoke directly to people. Shane O’Brien(guitar) later joined the duo to officially form the three-piece group. The band released their debut self-titled EP and received a great response to their alternative rock vibe, which hints to the members’ grunge and pop influences. Riding the wave of positive feedback, Never Loved is now preparing to release their debut full-length album, Over It.
This past year has brought many exciting moments for the group – an increasing fanbase, a future tour with Armor For Sleep, and the upcoming release of their new record. While quarantine was not in the plan, it did give Never Loved more time to work on new songs and further hone in on their sound. The group paired with friend and producer, Matt Squire, to flesh out ideas and bring these songs to life.
Working with Squire and taking time off between sessions helped bridge creative gaps that the album longed for. The guys experimented with creating different sequences and interludes, while simultaneously making sure the album flowed. Each song on the record is unique, but they all stay true to the alternative rock sound that fans have come to love.
The debut of Over It will kick off an exciting period in Never Loved’s career. These emotional, raw songs will captivate listeners and create a community within their music. According to the guys, “life is going to throw a lot of sh*t at you, but it’s about making the best of it. You’ll get past it, keep trying.” Over It, the debut full-length record from Never Loved, released on 14th May via Equal Vision Records/Rude Records. To order the record check out the following link.
Now let’s get right into the record. Starting things off with ‘Over it’, this track is built as your run of the mill harder pop-rock opener but you can see it now, when gigs are back the audience will sing this back because that’s what it was designed for and the band are being quite smart, it kind of reminds me of Waterparks but a different approach has been taken and the bans outlook is the main difference, and one that will win over more fans with their personality in it all.
The record is just getting started here. ‘On & On It Goes’ is that little bit more anthemic, the classic rise and fall track to get the crowd going and it’s doing a great job of that here. Continuing right into ‘Sorry’ this is a record which is showing that it isn’t letting up lightly from the looks of things, it’s spearheading the comfortable foundation of the record. Plus, that solo close to the end of the track though, I’m just astonished.
Slowing down things for the sixth track in this arsenal in the form of ‘Autumn’, it’s got a little bit of an indie feel to it due to the change of pace here, but damn it if it isn’t infectious as well. This might as well just say future film track on it because I can imagine this either in a coming of age or drama story where it only helps their case for future dominance.
Moving to something heavier on the record, ‘Sunshine’ injects a little influx of techno into the consciousness of the listener which shouldn’t really work but incredibly does so with ease. This record release has just seen the band go crazy and we’re only just at the halfway point for this one so gear up for what could be a staggering second half.
Now we’re keeping on this techno grunge infused path, it’s a sort of mashup they’re doing which in some respects does work but the consistency of the beats doesn’t really stack up overall on this track on the choice which weaves in and out.
After the interlude which if nothing does build up some genuine atmosphere again for the release which the latter lacked a little bit, the bass strikes a chord in a way it hasn’t for the entirety of the record thus far, and makes everything a little more relaxed with ‘Gasoline’ which if anything, sounds a little repetitive of their opener, ‘Over It’.
‘The One For Me’ takes it right back but the sound of the techno which is a little little much for me, where it seems unwanted in the grand scheme of the record as a whole and loses its momentum. Although the tracks moving forward are reminiscent of the early 00’s bands such s We The Kings and All American Rejects play out well here as much as the pacing of the guitar plays out which fairs well against their older counterparts but the energy Never Loved emit is the best part about this back half of the record.
Closing with the off this release, ‘Find Out’ and & ‘Downpour’ are more soulful and pondering than the previous tracks, they feel more contained than the rest of what’s come before it to avoid the comparison so they can be their own unexpected result.
Overall as much as I’ve come to love this record, I have to say it lacks a little consistency within the genre because Never Loved can’t seem to make up their minds as to what genre they want to stick to as they have that influx of techno halfway into the release but bless them, they have made a fun record with their fans in mind as well as making tracks for that live setting which they know will get a response.
Are you bold enough to endure the journey of your own pressures?
This record takes you, the listener, on an adventure that is based on your life. Your shadow, the one that has been following you throughout it all tells your story as he has seen it through his dark but fiery eyes.
The Story Metal band Pressure bring you THE PATH OF A SHADOW! This debut concept album is out NOW!
Self – Recorded in both English, German, and Swedish the album is masterfully done. The introduction of the Story Metal concept is something PRESSURE has done well with every track being a story within a bigger story about life’s pressures and how the shadow beside you is always around. From the beginning to the end, PATH OF A SHADOW will intrigue your conscious mind and you will realize things about yourself that you either did not know or were too afraid to tell. You will be left on the edge waiting for the next guitar riff as well as raw yet rigid and harmonious vocals. The story is to do with the up and down pressures of life. That’s reality and that is what you get with this album. Songs, lyrics, and guitars that tell of your own true self! Reality that pressures exist, and you can either lay down and be run over, or stand strong and conquer. Life is never easy but PRESSURE provides the tools to help you on your journey! The Shadow knows the path as he walks with you and sees it all! He will guide you on your path into the realm of life’s pressures! Do not worry, the shadow will never leave your side – he is always around.
Who are Pressure I hear you ask? Well if you had to tag them with a genre the one that fits best, then it’s ‘melodic rock’ but they’re so much more than that. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden and with vocalist Olof Jönsson you can always guarantee soaring, athletic and committed vocals. Together with a twin guitar sound coming from songwriter and lead guitarist Simon “Siirpo” Forsell and Emil Salling. Their work often focuses and embraces the pressures felt from everyday existence. Their lyrics ably demonstrating that there are two sides to every story – the good and the bad. Every song has a double meaning and they truly see music as a tool to handle the different pressures thrown at us from the modern world.
The band began their journey together in 2018, and since then they’ve worked tirelessly developing their sound and live performance. Their aim? To make memories with their fans and to an epic musical soundtrack.
A quote to summarize their lyrics?
“How can you tell a story about life if you haven’t dared to live life to its fullest!
Pressure is all about every story, every moment, every Pressure!
“They are pioneering what they are calling Story Metal, which is combining heavy metal with elements of melodic rock, with a lot of focus on vocals in a way to convey a story within their songs,” -FIRST ANGEL MEDIA
UK act Strange Bones are set to kick start their loudest chapter, announcing the release of their highly anticipated debut album ENGLAND SCREAMS out on August 20th via FRKST / 300 Entertainment. As a taste of things to come, the band have shared the title track “ENGLAND SCREAMS”, a ferocious call to arms that blurs the lines between punk rock and electronica, alongside an accompanying video. The song features an anthemic hook and lyrically focuses on the ever-changing thought process behind human behavior.
Speaking of the new single, frontman Bobby Bentham explains: “It’s like we’re living in a pantomime, everyone is waiting and expecting for something shocking to happen. It’s a reality TV show. England Screams. Society’s paradigm of a typical human being is breaking down, constantly changing, in some amazing ways, in a new world which feels more authoritarian than ever. It’s as if we’re moving forwards and backwards at the same time, an insane contradiction that is fuelled by the hyper-normal behaviour of the press and the state, which are inevitably the same thing.”
Check out ‘England Screams’ below.
A mutant creation spawned from a year of experimentation and pushing personal boundaries, the forthcoming album ENGLAND SCREAMS is Strange Bones’ most authentic and ambitious work to date. With Bobby at the helm on writing, production, mixing, and engineering, the record is a seismic, bone-crushing sonic escape. Focusing on the relationship between chaos and balance, it’s a healthy reality check that rips through the highs and lows of life. The album marks the band’s first full-length release with FRKST, an imprint of 300 Entertainment run by Johnny Stevens, frontman of the band Highly Suspect.
Expanding on the album themes, Bentham says: “The idea for ‘ENGLAND SCREAMS’ album came from trying to understand the relationship between order and chaos, the two factions that fly different flags but create balance when they meet in battle. I’m not afraid of taking things to extremes, which aligns with the highs and lows of not just songwriting, but life in general. It’s where I feel comfortable when creating, completely outside of my comfort zone, Which asks the question if there was ever a comfort zone there to begin with.”
On FRKST’s involvement with the band, Johnny Stevens comments: “My friends usually tell me how happy they are for me that I created FRKST as a new home for artists.. but sometimes it feels like they’re really saying “awwwww that’s cute, good for you..” Then I show them Strange Bones. That’s when their mouths start to hang open and they don’t know what to say. England Screams is no fucking joke”
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-order options for ‘England Screams’ below.
1. JUNGLE 2. ENGLAND SCREAMS 3. DOGMA (FT. PAV4AN) 4. SIN CITY 5. MENACE (FT. BOB VYLAN) 6. WORLD ON FIRE 7. SNAKEPIT 8. SLEEPWALKING 9. CRIME PAYS 10. DEATHWISH 11. BLOODSPORTS (FT. DEATH TOUR) 12. NAPALM ÜBER ALLES 13. HEAVY
Pre-order options are available via the following link.
Tattoo artist Kat Von D has finally entered the world of music with the release of her debut single, ‘Exorcism’.
The track, which is off her upcoming debut record ‘Love Mae Me DoIt’ will feature a host of names including Ladyhawke and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters.
Kat Von D says on the release:
“I wrote ‘Exorcism’ after having binged on every exorcist movie that ever existed. I loved the idea of tying the act of being possessed by something outside your control to what love can sometimes feel like; losing yourself in someone else, and sometimes it leaving you black and blue.”
Check out the video for ‘Exorcism’ below.
Kat Von D’s debut record, ‘Love Made Me Do It’ will be released on August 27th 2021.
Pre-orders for the record can be Mae via her official website.
South African metallers Vulvodynia have confirmed details of their upcoming fourth record, ‘Praenuntius Infiniti’, out on September 17th 2021 via Unique Leader Records.
Along with news of the forthcoming release, the band have also released a track from it called ‘The Shadowy Descent Of Gaia’.
You can check it out below along with the album cover artwork, full track listing, and pre-order options.
01.) Praenuntius Infiniti 02.) The Shadowy Descent Of Gaia [stream] 03.) Eternal Wasteland Of Galaxies 04.) Praenuntius Ascends (feat. Matti Way & Jon Huber) 05.) Banquet Of Enigmatic Horrors I: Terror 06.) Banquet Of Enigmatic Horrors II: Agony (feat. Oliver Rae Aleron) 07.) Whispers Of Calamity 08.) The Seven Judges 09.) Ravenous Revolution 10.) A Cosmic Betrayal 11.) The War Within (feat. Jamie Graham) 12.) Forging The Deity Crusher (feat. Jawd James) 13.) Funeral Ov The Gods (feat. Elliot Einstein) 14.) Deicidal Finality
Leeds based newcomers Caskets have announced that their debut album ‘Lost Souls’ will be released on the 13th August through SharpTone Records. To celebrate the announcement the band have revealed a video for their breath-taking new single ‘Lost In Echoes’.
Frontman Matt Flood comments on the new single: “Lost in Echoes’ is about feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. Feeling worthless. It’s about how covering up how you feel can actually make you slip further and further into losing yourself. It’s a lesson about how ignoring your feelings can only make things worse.”
The news follows the release of the band’s previous single ‘Glass Heart’, their first in partnership with SharpTone Records, which was released back in December.
Watch the video for ‘Lost In Echoes‘ below:
Check out the Cover Art and Tracklisting for the record below.
1. The Only Ones 2. Glass Heart 3. Hold Me Now 4. Lost in Echoes 5. Clarity 6. Hopes & Dreams 7. Drowned in Emotion 8. Lose Myself 9. The Final Say 10. One More Time 11. Nothing to Hide