Extreme Wizard Metallers Wizardthrone Release New Single, ‘Black Hole Quantum Thermodynamics’

Behold! Arise! Vast distances from Earth’s dimension, in a galaxy millions of light-years away, the WIZARDTHRONE resurges! Traversing vivid sci-fi multiverses in the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft via comprehensively established technical death, power and symphonic black metal, Hypercube Necrodimensions (out today via Napalm Records) is a bombastic journey through hyperspace and otherworldly realities. Featuring members of ALESTORMGLORYHAMMERAETHER REALMFORLORN CITADELNEKROGOBLIKON and more, the musical brilliance of WIZARDTHRONE is absolutely undeniable.
 
In celebration of Hypercube Necrodimensions being released today, WIZARDTHRONEreveal their single and video for “Black Hole Quantum Thermodynamics”WIZARDTHRONE pushes the boundaries of technical synth metal, displaying incredible musicality on their new single. Lyrically exploring tales of journeys through alternate dimensions, “Black Hole Quantum Thermodynamics” is guaranteed to conquer the hearts of tech-death, power- and symphonic metal fans!

Check out the video for ‘Black Hole Quantum Thermodynamics‘ below.

Guitarist/Songwriter M. Archistrategos Barber elucidates further:
“Black Hole Quantum Thermodynamics” was the first track written for WIZARDTHRONE, and encapsulates the deadliest facets of Extreme Wizard Metal. What better way to celebrate the momentous release of Hypercube Necrodimensions than bestowing a gift of this sort upon the Earth? Such a relentless and brutal song would surely need to be mirrored by an equivalent spectacle, and so it was that we entrusted the venerable videomage J. “Iconoclast” Nageer with this daunting task. Never before has the blasphemous allure of the boundless abyss been portrayed with such devastating accuracy! Xhul praises all who have waited patiently for this release, and assures you that diabolical forces are already in motion to further unleash the might of WIZARDTHRONE.”

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!

Orders for ‘Hypercube Necrodimensions’ are available via the following link.

Ambient Composer Mattia Capelli Releases Ruins Lp, Share ‘Chant’ Video

Ambient-electronic producer Mattia Cupelli has released RUINS LP on the 9th of July via MC Records. Fans will also find the previously released gently nourishing ‘CHANT’ which will be accompanied by an artistic video. Listeners will also find IRIS accompanied by a conceptual video, ‘MONOLITH’ which was paired with an eerie video and the provocative single ‘EGERIA’ which has been playlisted by NPR Music radio stations. Cupelli has received support from the tastemaker publications including CLASH Magazine, XLR8R, Son Of Marketing, Mxdwn, La Repubblica and XS Noize, to name a few. In total, the producer has earned over  76 million plays on Youtube and Spotify alone with features on the Sir Chillicious and  Reveral Music Youtube channels and La Belle Musique’s Spotify Playlist to boot.

Hailing from Rome, Italy, the producer seeks inspiration in the classics, calling upon the likes of Nils Frahm, Nicolas Jaar, Ryuichi Sakamoto. As he creates his own unique style, Mattia Cupelli uses neo-classical influences and modern concepts, blurring the line between electronic and organic. Calling to mind the likes of Tim Hecker, Ben Frost and Forest Swords, the producer manages to create fantasy worlds within his music.

As Mattia Cupelli has been slowly revealing his album, a chord of storytelling laden with mythicism and adventure rings throughout. Striding into the harsher, darker territories of the ambient world, RUINS manages to create its home somewhere been a contemplation of time meeting an ambivalence of the future and a nurturing hope for both the world and the inner soul. ‘IRIS’ reveals a softer side to the album, gently blossoming and drawing the listener into its folds as an elderly woman would do with a young child. The video uses simple imagery of dried flowers, with elements of colour tastefully included to highlight the rich textures of nature.

Speaking of the inspiration behind the album, Mattia Cupelli tells us: “RUINS came to life when I decided to finally reinvent and innovate myself. I started to reflect on the meaning of Time, and how this reflects in our lives. The music reacts to the controversy and contradiction of moving in this and trying to make sense of this dimension. I also find it fascinating to compare this with all humans that reflected are in these themes throughout the centuries. So, I made it through the abstract concept of Art, and with ancient stories from classic mythology.”

Check out the Cover Art and Tracklist for Ruins below as well as the video for ‘Chant’.

1. MONOLITH

2. EGERIA

3. EURYDICE

4. IRIS

5. CINDER

6. TWILIGHT

7. CERYNEIAN HIND

8. TIME

9. RUINS

10. CHANT

11. ZODIAC

Aussie 80’s Heavy Metal NOTHING SACRED New Album “No Gods” + Music Video “Virus”

Australian classic heavy metal Nothing Sacred are marking their return to the mosh pit with the new album “No Gods”, out now via Rockshots Records as of July 16th. 

In celebration of the release of the full length, the band is sharing their new music video for the track “Virus”.

The band adds:

“Virus came from the concept of displacing blame situations or actions onto others in order to achieve inner peace. It’s from the perspective of people or entities taking ownership to allow the less fortunate to continue on their chosen path with no consequences. This track has a great groove and is very fun to play.”

Check out the music video for ‘Virus’ below.

On the bands upcoming record, ‘No Gods’, the band say:

“We think our return with this new album will be received well. We’ve made a conscious effort to not be one-dimensional. We picked a cross-section of tracks we thought would make the album interesting. Though eight of the tracks are brand new, we decided to add two tracks ‘Final Crime’ and ‘Oracle’ we wrote for our 2nd album in the late 80’s, but never released.”

‘No Gods’ is available via Rockshots Records via the following links:

CD

Digital

Pengshui Release New Music Video For New Track, ‘Little Brother’

British up and comers Pengshui have dropped a new track called ‘Little Brother’, as well as a new video

Illaman (Vocals)  had the following to say on the track.

“‘Little Brother’ is about what we would say to the young versions of ourselves. A reminder to remember where we have come from and the strength we never knew we had. Those moments when we thought we would never make it through a life event or trauma. A reminder of our wins and successes.”

You can check out ‘Little Brother’ below.

Papa Roach Release New Video For ‘Broken As Me’ Feat. Danny Worsnop

Papa Roach have released a new video for their new version of ‘Broken As Me’, which features guest vocals from Danny Worsnop (Asking AlexandriaWe Are Harlot).

You can watch the video below.

The bands latest compilation, ‘Greatest Hits, Vol. 2’ is out now via Better Noise Music.

Orders for the record can be made via Townsend Music.

Waterparks Drops New Retro Video For ‘Fruit Roll Ups’

Waterparks have dropped a brand new video for ‘Fruit Roll Ups’.

The track is off the bands latest record ‘Greatest Hits’ which released earlier in 2021.

Waterparks are set to play a handful of shows in August / September which includes this years iteration of Slam Dunk Festival.

Check out the video for ‘Fruit Roll Ups’ below.

Redhook Reveal Frenzied Video For ‘Kamikaze’

Sydney-based alternative-rock trio RedHook have just unveiled their hyperactive video clip for ‘Kamikaze feat. Will King’ – filmed, directed and edited by Brandon Lung (Stand AtlanticPolaris) with assistance from Yeah Rad Creative (The Dead LoveFANGZ).

Shot at various locations around Sydney’s inner west, the clip features all three band members performing the song in a flurry of feverish visuals, including kaleidoscopic effects and hysterical strobe lights. Featuring frantic quick cut shots, a penetrating colour scheme and extreme energy, the music video is a thrilling encapsulation of the song’s chaotic nature.

Lead singer Emmy Mack comments on the clip:

“Because this song is so fast-paced and aggro, we shelved our trademark kooky narratives and went for a more aesthetic, performance-based clip to capture some of the intensity and haywire energy of our live show and the song itself. The frenetic camera movements and dizzying lighting techniques reflect the themes of impending danger as the song’s protagonist hurtles towards their destruction.

Embarrassingly, I ended up in the ER after we filmed it from going a bit too hard trying to do a bunch of jumps and kicks in these giant emo platform boots and stacking it big time – thought I’d fractured my hand!”

Check out the video for ‘Kamikaze’ below.

Written By Wolves Release New Track, ‘Better Luck Next Time’ Featuring Trenton Woodley (Hands Like Houses)

New Zealand’s highest streaming rock band, WRITTEN BY WOLVES, have recruited Trenton Woodley of Hands Like Houses for a reimagined version of track ‘Better Luck Next Time‘ and a corresponding cinematic music video.  

The new single takes a tongue-in-cheek look at one of the only inevitable facts of life: no matter what we do, no one gets out alive. Woodley not only contributed vocals, but also co-produced/mixed the track and starred in the music video directed by Written By Wolves guitarist, Bahador Borhani.

‘Better Luck Next Time’ is the second single from Written By Wolves’ upcoming EP, ‘The Collab Project’, out on 17th September (self-release). The 5-track EP is a collection of re-imagined collaborations of tracks from their debut album Secrets, released in late 2019. In addition to Woodley, Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens), Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), and others have collaborated on tracks for the EP.

Written By Wolves vocalist Michael Murphy says, “The Collab Project is an on-going initiative to try and spread awareness, and to remind our fans and our followers, that no matter what they are going through, no matter what mental health struggles or demons they are going through right now, they don’t have to do it alone and they don’t have to deal with it on their own.” He adds, “The aim is to help normalise talking about our mental health issues and to help to breakdown the stigma attached to mental health.” Watch the band’s video explanation of The Collab Project here.


Written By Wolves are a fresh and progressive cinematic rock band and one of the most exciting new rock acts to come from New Zealand in recent years. Renowned for their highly energetic live show, the band have already shared the stage with international heavyweights such as Machine Gun Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Pendulum, Sublime With Rome, Suicidal Tendencies, We The Kings and Four Year Strong, to name just a few. Since forming in 2014, the band has amassed over 310,000 monthly listeners and more than 36 million streams on Spotify, as well as over 100,000 subscribers and 46 millions views on YouTube.

Check out the video for ‘Better Luck Next Time’ below or you can stream the track via the following link.

We Came As Romans Share New Track, ‘Darkbloom’

Michigan metalcore quintet We Came As Romans have shared the video for their brand new single ‘Darkbloom’. 

“Darkbloom” represents the next chapter for WCAR. In Fall 2019, the band shared two new tracks:  “From the First Note” and “Carry the Weight.” These songs marked the first material the band released after singer Kyle Pavone‘s tragic passing in August 2018.
 
“The idea behind ‘Darkbloom’ is that even through the darkest, most difficult times of life, there is still the potential, or possibility, of personal growth,” says lead guitarist Joshua Moore. “As long as we’re not willing to completely concede to the negative emotion or thought that feels like it has taken over, then we can be strong enough to overcome and push through to a different future. This song is about having the mind to be able to acknowledge the reality of situations we’re in, but having the strength to weather the adversity. It’s about making the choice to keep putting the effort forth to move your life forward, in the face of the most difficult times you’ll experience.”

Check out the video for ‘Darkbloom’ below.

Set It Off Release New Video For Acoustic Version Of ‘Happy All The Time’

Recently, Set It Off brought their ‘Midnight’ era full circle and completed to with a last round of Acoustic Track.

One of the tracks ‘Happy All the Time’ got stripped back and was even better in some respects.

Now, they’ve released a video for the track which features Issues’ Skyler Acord as well as the Compton Kidz Club.

Cody Carson (Vocals) had this to say about the track:

“‘Happy All the Time’ has worked its way to bring my absolute favorite song off of Midnight’. I am so damn proud of this song and the people involved with it. The message is important to me because we all feel so much pressure to be 100 percent all of the time and it's SO important to remember that it’s okay to be sad. It also doesn’t hurt that my mom told me that even she puts this song on when she feels down.

“With this acoustic version, we seriously stripped it down so you can really appreciate the incredible talents of Skyler Acord on bass and The Compton Kidz Club choir, led by Fred Martin. It absolutely sends this song over the edge. It’s overflowing with emotion. Enjoy!”

Check out the video below.