MOONWOOD are a Sydney-based band with dreamy guitar leads and introspective storytelling, resulting in a sound that is a fresh take on alternative rock.
Their new six-track EP Everything We Once Knew was primarily written over a period of 10 days in 2020 during a writing retreat. Jake shares, “The ten days we spent there would change our lives in ways we could not have imagined. Our little studio was set up at a solar-powered house in the middle of the bush, four hours west of Sydney. We set up our instruments, pressed record, and the rest was history. We couldn’t believe what we accomplished.”
Thematically, the EP stems from a troubling time for lead singer Jake, where he was struggling to adjust to major life changes, grieving the loss of his grandmother, the separation of his parents and being thousands of miles away from his loved ones. Through the six songs, MOONWOOD have created a world where people can feel like they belong to a place, achieving their ultimate goal in composing this EP.
Gutterfire have dropped a new lyric video for their track, ‘Bonfire’, taken from their recently released record, ‘Chill’.
“Upbeat doom” is a difficult term to use in a sentence, but it’s the kind of enthusiastic punter description that Brisbane hard rock outfit GUTTERFIRE! have in spades, given the diverse sonic beast they’ve built on top of that foundation. Having kicked off as a band in 2018 to a lightning fast rise in the local scene and an even bigger 2019, they’ve survived the year that never happened, sailed into 2021 with the release of their debut album Chill, and have set their sights on the rest of the world as we know it! With six singles out to date, tours in the works, and a powerful desire to take this show to the people, 2022 is set to be their best year yet.
Triskelyon is the new Canadian melodic thrash metal project created by Geoff Waye, guitarist for Artach and Category VI. Conceived in late 2021 as a studio-only project, they recently unleashed their debut self-titled EP this past January 25th. The band features the contributions of vocalists Pete Healey and Marlee Ryley (Hyperia), along with drum programming by Raul Marques (Burning Torment).
Today, they are unveiling their latest lyric video for the fastest and most intense song on the EP, “Odyssey (Blessed by Steel)” featuring vocals from Hyperia‘s Marlee Ryley.
“It’s speedy and full-throttle thrash. The lyrics are again personal and about my musical life journey as told through using song references, which an astute listener may be able to pick up on,” adds Waye.
Check out the lyric video for ‘Odyssey (Blessed By Steel) below.
Catabolic played their very first show in 2011. Now after a dozen of shows, enthusiastic responses, line-up changes and the blood, sweat and beers, this death-driven quarted strives ahead. The new album Besiege The Uncivil, to be released on 2022, is a powerhouse testament to their undying passion. The album represents a broad variety of catchy hooks and explosive riffs performed with an energy to last for a lifetime. The new release is a multidimensional and contemporary manifestation of the relentless and hard working band dead set on destruction.
“The Onager” is a track taken from CATABOLIC album ‘Besiege The Uncivil’, which is due for release on February 25th, 2022 via Wormholedeath.
Earlier this year, Napalm Records presented the next chapter in psychedelic rock icons MONSTER MAGNET’s rabbit hole deep dive, A Better Dystopia (out now) – a delightfully (and psychotically) curated collection of 60’s and 70’s proto-metal and late-era psych obscurities covered by the heavy New Jersey legends themselves. A Better Dystopia sees the band pay homage to some of their favorite songs of all time, while reflecting on the paranoia, dystopia and revolution of both now – and then.
Today, MONSTER MAGNET releases the lyric video for their version of The Scientists’ “Solid Gold Hell”.
Frontman Dave Wyndorf says: I’m a huge fan of The Scientists and I just love the hell out of this song. It’s hypnotic, dark and sexual with a unique and amazing groove. In a cooler world we’d hear stuff like this blasting out of everyone’s speakers. I’d love to hear Billie Eilish take a crack at this one…”
Regarding the video, he continues: “Joe Tait’s art is so damned interesting… Where else can one find Hieronymus Bosch, Pam Grier, Cold War Soviet monuments, the Dr. Strangelove war room, astronauts, dinosaurs AND rockers all in the same video?”
Check out the lyric video for ‘Solid Gold Hell’ below.
Within the first ten seconds of their new single “Hypercube Necrodimensions”, wizard metal-supergroup WIZARDTHRONE (featuring members from ALESTORM, GLORYHAMMER, AETHER REALM, FORLORN CITADEL, NEKROGOBLIKON and more) goes full throttle with their multi-layered synth and guitar riffs, combined with gut-busting vocal deliveries! The title track from WIZARDTHRONE’s debut full-length, Hypercube Necrodimensions (out July 16 via Napalm Records), is a speedy burst through time and space that will catapult the listener through alternate realities.
With their new track, the five-piece once again demonstrate what they are made of musically, combining their various genre influences with sonically refined finesse to create a fast-paced cyclone of extremes!
M. Archistrategos Barber (guitars) elaborates: “With the title track, “Hypercube Necrodimensions”, we stripped down the core elements of WIZARDTHRONE to their bare essentials, culminating in a compact and furious number. Unconventional harmonies, dense orchestration and blazing thrash metal provided a fitting bed for lyrics that had lain dormant for at least a thousand aeons – exploring cryptic themes that the shrewd and astute will of course recognise as containing the blueprints to reality itself. Extraordinary!”
Featuring guest appearances from Aleksi Munter (SWALLOW THE SUN/INSOMNIUM), Florian Magnus Maier (DARK FORTRESS/ALKALOID) and Evan Berry (WILDERUN), Hypercube Necrodimensions is a spectacular display of WIZARDTHRONE’s musical finesse, constantly pushing the boundaries of heavy metal and thus offering a one-of-a-kind extreme wizard metal listening experience!
Hypercube Necrodimensionswill be available via digipack CD bundled with an exclusive shirt and as a black gatefold LP, as well as marbled curacao/green vinyl (limited to 300) and as a digital album.
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-order options below.
1. Black Hole Quantum Thermodynamics 2. Frozen Winds of Thyraxia 3. Incantation of the Red Order 4. Forbidden Equations Deep Within the Epimethean Wasteland 5. The Coalescence of Nine Stars in the System Once Known as Markarian-231 6. Of Tesseractual Gateways and the Grand Duplicity of Xhul 7. Hypercube Necrodimensions 8. Beyond the Wizardthrone (Cryptopharmalogical Revelations of the Riemann Zeta Function)
Pre-order ‘Hypercube Necrodimensions’ via the following link.
Fans asked for it and we heard them! One of Nightwish‘s most powerful tracks to date, ‘Music‘, has now been released digitally in a shortened version. ‘Music‘ is the opening track of last Nightwish‘s album “Human. :||: Nature“, which topped charts in several European countries and already counts more than a hundred million streams.
This release happened at a very exciting time for fans, one day before the band’s one-of-a-kind livestream event: “An Evening with Nightwish in a Virtual World” (May 28-29). Nightwish performed in a tavern called ”The Islanders Arms” built in a virtual world for two nights. Fans experienced an unforgettable 1.5-hour performance, hearing songs live off the latest album, Human. :II: Nature. for the first time ever.
Alt-rock artist Dan Potter Sings is premiering a lyric video for ‘To the Beat of a Civil War’ on May 18th. This is a new track off the upcoming album ‘Again?!’ which will be released in the summer.
This hard hitting punk-pop song builds itself upon the rebellious themes that run alongside the recent explosion of right-wing activism and racial prejudice taking place in western democracies. Using sarcasm and irony as artistic tools, the storyboard lyrics skewer this point of view in imaginative and fun ways.
“My new track ‘To the Beat of a Civil War’ was written before the infamous January 6th Capital Riot, but this tragedy served as a great visual representation of the song. I decided to collect together a ‘greatest clips’ selection of this warped event to use as the backdrop in the lyric video and it became a perfect compliment to the pummeling guitar riffs and spiteful words.”
The video ‘To the Beat of a Civil War’ is the first glimpse at the brand new album Dan Potter Sings has been recording over the past year. This new album titled ‘Again?!’ will be released on June 11th 2021 and has ten previously unheard songs on it. I would appreciate the support for this lyric video release (video premiere, news share, streaming playlist add etc.) and I will share any press across social media.
Check out the video for ‘To The Beat Of A Civil War’ below.