Check Out Holding Absence’s Performance Of ‘Curse Me With Your Kiss’

In the last weekend, Holding Absence played a special livestream of their latest record, ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’ in full.

Now just in case you couldn’t catch it, the band have uploaded footage of them playing ‘Curse Me With Your Kiss’ to give you a taste of what they brought.

Check it out below.

Rising Melodic Techno Producer Gone Share Live Video For ‘Saved’

Melodic techno producer and percussionist GONE has released his debut EP, SOURCES on the 28th of May via Enchanté Records. On the EP, listeners will find the ear-catching track, ‘SAVED’. The EP was composed, mixed and vocals provided by GONE while the mastering was done at London based studio Noize Music and has already received support from COMPLEX, Tonspion and LIBERATION, playlisted by TSUGI Mag as well as UK radio Kiss FM with Justin Wilkes, and BBC Radio Cardiff’s Sian Eleri.

The French pianist and percussionist was born and is currently based in Paris, where he has been exposed to the vibrant and dynamic music scene that surrounds the city. Rich in complexity, SOURCES can be compared to the likes of Ben Bohmer, Jan Blomqvist and Stephan Bodzin.

Spamming across the web of multiple universes, GONE takes an elegant and refined approach to create the complex set of rhythmic patterns found within SOURCES. Dancing amongst genres and lightly acknowledging each, the EP stands as a testament to the synth-fuelled sounds and deep rolling basslines that drive many a listener into a vibrant haze. Organic fuelled electronica at its finest, SOURCES leaves the listener eager to hear more from the rising DJ.

The rising producer tells us about the unique project: “I am starting a musical adventure where I will project myself all over the world. Sharing my world with as many people as possible is an absolute dream. I am also preparing a dark scenography, intrinsically linked to the history of GONE. My music is an escape. In front of my speakers, I often try to create a parallel universe, beyond the foreground instruments and combining voice with music without one overriding the other.”

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Live Video for ‘Saved’ for the ‘Sources’ EP below.

1. SAVED

2. PREMIER CONTACT

3. SPACE

4. GLORY

Swedish Psychedelic Hard Rock Band GAUPA Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Today, Nuclear Blast Records are happy to announce the signing of exciting young psychedelic hard rock band GAUPA from Falun, Sweden. 

To celebrate joining their roster, the band have also released a live version of ‘Mjölksyra’ as a single.

With surreal lyrics, an energetic, very unique singer, and an addictive sound that combines progressive stoner rock with doom, folk and psychedelic rock influences, GAUPA released their self-titled debut EP in June 2018 and have since made a name for themselves in the international underground rock scene. The GAUPA EP was well received and led to the band playing one of their first live performances at Scandinavia’s biggest rock festival, Sweden Rock. GAUPA thengot a chance to release the EP on vinyl via German label Kozmik Artifactz in October 2019 and went on to play a good number of shows and festivals. Critics were impressed not only by the studio recordings and their diverse and complex arrangements, but also by the level of intensity the band displayed live. 

In April 2020 GAUPA, which means “lynx” in Swedish, released their first full length album Feberdröm, gaining even more attention from both the underground scene as well as Nuclear Blast Records, who will release their next album in 2022.

Jens Prüter, Head Of A&R at Nuclear Blast Records Europe comments:
While most newcomer bands struggled during the Corona pandemic, GAUPA managed to grow in quality. Their unique sound hasn’t remained unnoticed and word of mouth spread fast. Once we had seen their live stream show and had some video conferences, we knew they would sit well in an artist roster that contains the likes of Graveyard, Opeth, Earthless and Meshuggah who appear to be some of their favourite bands, even if GAUPA isn’t very metal at all. But it’s that attitude to tear down boundaries between genres – just for the sake of art. We are proud to welcome them in good company.

GAUPA‘s vocalist Emma Näslund adds:
We’re all still nurturing dreams of working more with our music and playing larger shows. One could argue that it would be time to shake those dreams and grow up. We don’t. If you’re doing something you love, keep going! We are beyond humbled to find ourselves among the giants and we’re very happy to announce our signing with Nuclear Blast!

Watch the impressively surreal official music video for the album version of the song ‘Mjölksyra’ below:

Senses Fail Announce ‘Let It Enfold You’ & ‘Still Searching’ Livestreams

Post-Hardcore quintet Senses Fail have announced the details of two upcoming livestream events where they’ll be performing ‘Still Searching’ and ‘Let It Enfold You’ in their entirety.

Both sets were recorded using a 360 degree tracking camera as well as steadicams at Joshua Tree, California with the set for the performance of ‘Still Searching’ set to air on July 29th 2021 whereas ‘Let It Enfold You’ will air a week later on August 5th 2021.

Frontman Buddy Nelson said the following on the sets.

“Joshua Tree is tied to many significant life changing events for me and the band. I heard the news of my first child, was a witness and first responder to a horrific accident, received news of a new president and experienced life altering connections with nature and family.

As a human I have done my best to survive and to ultimately flourish, I see the desert of Joshua Tree as a similar example of desolate space that thrives. My internal narrative can sometimes be desolate but I have always found a way to grow and persist despite harsh conditions. The desert has shown me that life is both beautiful and tragic and that both of them must exist in each other’s arms to feel the full spectrum of what the universe has to offer.

I can think of no better place to perform out two most popular and life changing records that deep in the heart go to the

Tickets for the events can be purchased via the following link.

Enter Shikari Details New Concert Film ‘Live At Vada’

Enter Shikari have announced that they are set to release a new film later this month.

Titled as ‘Live At Vada’, it was recorded at Vada Studios, the same place as the band’s latest record ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’ was tracked, and will consist of a performance featuring new and old tracks as well as a few surprises.

The live release is set to drop on July 16 and will be free to watch. There will be four showings, starting at 8pm local time in London, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney (17th July). Tickets to the event can be found HERE.

Check out the teaser below.

Subway To Sally Release New Live Video For ‘Kein Meer Zu Tief’ Feat. MajorVoice’

Chart-breaking German folk rock institution SUBWAY TO SALLY demonstrate their exceptional live presence once more, carving a unique stage experience in stone with their new BluRay/DVD/CD release, Eisheilige Nacht – Back to Lindenpark (#6 GER album charts).
 
In an intimate setting, the Potsdam based unit drops a colorful bunch of songs taken from their multifaceted discography and invites its listeners to be part of an exciting adventure, offering some great surprises and performances never heard or seen – till now! One of those highlights embodies the new live-video for the emotional track “Kein Meer zu Tief” (engl. “No Ocean Too Deep”), a song originally by German artist MajorVoice, in which SUBWAY TO SALLY are accompanied by the bass/baritone vocalist.
 
SUBWAY TO SALLY on the performance:
“At the Eisheilige Nacht 2017 we had Mono Inc. as a guest, who, in addition, had a guest themselves be part of their show. Someone we didn’t know till then. A really tall man with an equally great voice was asked on stage during their set. That’s how we got to know MajorVoice and immediately invited him to be part of our HEY! tour 2019. In the meantime, we have become close friends. Unfortunately our planned continuation of the joint HEY!tour in 2020 couldn’t take place. His appearance at Eisheilige Nacht – Back to Lindenpark is far too small a consolation, but at least it reminds us of better times and stirs the anticipation on what we can do together musically in the future.”

Check out ‘Kein Meer Zu Tief’ below.

Rising Melodic Techno Producer Gone Shares Live Video For ‘Saved’

Melodic techno producer and percussionist GONE has released his debut EP, SOURCES on the 28th of May via Enchanté Records. On the EP, listeners will find the ear-catching track, ‘SAVED’. The EP was composed, mixed and vocals provided by GONE while the mastering was done at London based studio Noize Music and has already received support from COMPLEX as well as UK radio Kiss FM with Justin Wilkes, and BBC Radio Cardiff’s Sian Eleri.

The French pianist and percussionist was born and is currently based in Paris, where he has been exposed to the vibrant and dynamic music scene that surrounds the city. Rich in complexity, SOURCES can be compared to the likes of Ben Bohmer, Jan Blomqvist and Stephan Bodzin.

Spamming across the web of multiple universes, GONE takes an elegant and refined approach to create the complex set of rhythmic patterns found within SOURCES. Dancing amongst genres and lightly acknowledging each, the EP stands as a testament to the synth-fuelled sounds and deep rolling basslines that drive many a listener into a vibrant haze. Organic fuelled electronica at its finest, SOURCES leaves the listener eager to hear more from the rising DJ.

The rising producer tells us about the unique project: “I am starting a musical adventure where I will project myself all over the world. Sharing my world with as many people as possible is an absolute dream. I am also preparing a dark scenography, intrinsically linked to the history of GONE. My music is an escape. In front of my speakers, I often try to create a parallel universe, beyond the foreground instruments and combining voice with music without one overriding the other.”

Check out the video for ‘Saved’ below.

SCAR OF THE SUN Release Third Single and Live Video for “Quantum Leap Zero II: Transition To Turbulence”

Hailing from Athens, Greece, modern metal outfit SCAR OF THE SUN will finally drop their anticipated upcoming third studio album, Inertia, this Friday, May 14, 2021, via Napalm Records!

After releasing the first powerful harbinger, “I Am The Circle”, followed by exciting title anthem, “Inertia”, the unit now sets free “Quantum Leap Zero II: Transition To Turbulence”, along with an captivating live video that was recorded when SCAR OF THE SUNsupported the mighty Rotting Christ in Athens on the last show before the pandemic hit with undeterrable force. The song marks the second installment in the album’s “Quantum Leap Zero”-trilogy and wanders between harsh elements and intense, almost calm moments, giving way to singer Terry Nikas’ hard-hitting lyrics and showcases SCAR OF THE SUN’s multifaceted nature, stirring up the anticipation for Inertia even more.

SCAR OF THE SUN’s Terry Nikas adds:
The third video of Inertia, second installment of the ‘Quantum Leap Zero’ trilogy, ‘Transition To Turbulence’ is the most indicative song of the album in my eyes! This was filmed at our last show before COVID hit, a magnificent sold out show as direct support to the legendary Rotting Christ in front of 2,700 people in Athens, Greece. This is probably my favorite song on Inertia and definitely the one that I am most looking forward to playing live again when the time comes!”

Check out the video for ‘Quantum Leap Zero II: Transition To Turbulence’ below.

THURSDAY TO HOST SIGNALS V3 – FULL DEVOLUCIÓN LIVESTREAM MAY 14th

Seminal post-hardcore group, Thursday, are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their breakout album Full Collapse and the tenth anniversary of their latest full-length No Devolución with a special livestream performance this Friday, May 14th at 7:30pm EST. The event, titled Signals V3 – Full Devolución, is the third in the band’s Signals series of virtual performances and features support from Kayleigh Goldsworthy and A.A. Williams. While little has been revealed yet for what’s in store for fans during Signals V3 – Full Devolución, previous editions have featured surprise appearances by members of My Chemical Romance, Against Me,  Coheed and Cambria, Texas Is The Reason and Quicksand. 

The band also announced their Signals V3 ‘CITY OF BLUE TILE’ Bundle today, which features a limited edition, one-off vinyl variant of their debut album Waiting as well as a Signals V3 ticket and setlist that is signed by all of the band members. Bundles are available at 3pm ET on May 10th, and tickets are available now at thursday.show, including tickets that buyers can donate to other fans, as well as exclusive Full Devolución merchandise.

Commenting on the album anniversaries and upcoming performance, Geoff Rickly adds:
“After the absolute insanity of the first two Signals streams, we couldn’t be more excited that we  are bringing the whole band together to play some music. We think of Full Collapse and No Devolucion as book ends to the band’s sleepless decade and we can’t think of a better time to celebrate those years than on the  anniversary of another decade passing. We‘ll be playing some of these songs live for the very first time. It might  look like we are closing a chapter but it feels like we’re opening a book.”

SUBWAY TO SALLY Releases Second Single + Live-Video for “IX” (feat. Saltatio Mortis)

When two greats of the German folk rock and medieval scene get together, there’s nothing but magic taking place – not even a prevailing pandemic can change that! Today, SUBWAY TO SALLY drop their captivating performance of the Saltatio Mortis hit “IX”, cut from the band’s upcoming, unique Blu-Ray/DVD/CD highlight, Eisheilige Nacht – Back to Lindenpark, out June 18, 2021 via Napalm Records. 

The original song can be found on the Saltatio Mortis full-length Das Schwarze Einmaleins (2013) and is now captured for eternity, presented by both bands as an exclusive version on Eisheilige Nacht – Back to Lindenpark.

SUBWAY TO SALLY add:
We covered ‘IX’ and put it into our very own SUBWAY TO SALLY version. Our long-time companions from Saltatio Mortis wanted us to cover the song for a bonus CD that’s part of their album Zirkus Zeitgeist (2015). Within a short time, the track became very popular amongst our fans and even pushed a few of our classics out of our streaming top 5 temporarily. After a joint tour playing the track together with Saltatio Mortis, we enjoyed it so much that we decided to keep it in our regular live set for some time. Or in other words: a Saltatio Mortis cover version became part of the SUBWAY TO SALLY set! I don’t think there can be a better alliance within our scene and so we were really looking forward to performing the song again with our friends at Eisheilige Nacht – Back to Lindenpark.“

check out the Live Video for ‘IX’ below.

SUBWAY TO SALLY’s annual Eisheilige Nacht concert goes virtual with exciting special guests!

Chart-breaking German folk rock institution SUBWAY TO SALLY demonstrate their exceptional live presence once more, carving a unique stage experience in stone with the upcoming release, Eisheilige Nacht – Back to Lindenpark. In an intimate setting, the Potsdam based unit drops a colorful bunch of songs taken off their multifaceted discography and invites its listeners to be part of an exciting adventure! Supported by many great artists (Saltatio MortisSchandmaulFeuerschwanzChris Harms/Lord Of The Lost, MajorVoicePatty Gurdy), SUBWAY TO SALLY created an unforgettable evening that offers numerous surprises and specials neither seen nor heard until now.

SUBWAY TO SALLY on Eisheilige Nacht – Back to Lindenpark:
After 11 years of our “EISHEILIGE NACHT-tradition”, we definitely did not want that 2020 will be seen as a red “X” in the history of our festival series. So we thought about how we could provide our fans with the EISHEILIGE NACHT feeling at their homes, when we weren’t allowed to tour ourselves. An online concert wasn’t enough for us: EISHEILIGE NACHT is not only about meeting friends, but also being a highlight of the year – with several befriended bands performing live on stage. We wanted to implement all of this in one experience. We wanted to record this very special event where the EISHEILIGE NACHT originally began. Instead of playing a concert in an empty hall, we used the size of the hall, lined up in a circle and placed our guest musicians into our midst. This created new insights that have never been seen before in any SUBWAY TO SALLY concert film! We are very pleased that we can now, as requested by countless fans, record this event for eternity as a special concert film!”

Pre-order Eisheilige Nacht – Back to Lindenpark via the following link.