Capstan Share Latest Single, ‘Blurred Around The Edges’

Florida five-piece CAPSTAN continue to satiate their fanbase with new music in the lead-up to the release of their second album SEPARATE,out July 23 via Fearless Records

Capstan have shared the video for the new song ‘blurred around the edges’ featuring an unexpected yet stunning guest appearance from sax sensation Saxl Rose. The song is intimate — almost too intimate — and anchored by a quirkily resonant riff and DeMario’s impassioned vocals.

“It’s a vulnerable look into my mental state at its lowest point, but writing and playing it has helped me work through a lot of what I was feeling. I hope those who are feeling similar things can find catharsis in it too,” says Mabry about the song that goes so deep it hits marrow.

Check out the video for ‘Blurred Around The Edges’ below.

Capstan fire off a high-energy and unique mix of post-hardcore, prog rock, and metalcore, fusing deeply emotional lyrics and melodic choruses with major breakdowns and techy, push and pull instrumentation. The band has toured across the U.S., Canada, and Europe over the course of their career, supporting Silverstein, Bayside, Trash Boat, Set It Off, and taking part in the final Vans Warped Tour in 2018. They released their debut full-length record, Restless Heart, Keep Running, through Fearless Records in September 2019. 

As the world locked down in 2020, Capstan took advantage of their time off the road to construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct songs for what would become SEPARATE. Having recently gone through a divorce, it was a tough time for guitarist Mabry. Most of the songs are about the depression and reflection he experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Capstan entered the studio with producer Machine [Lamb of God, Fall Out Boy] with one goal in mind: To make a record with no filler and all bangers.

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-order options below.

1. pretext
2. shades of us
3. take my breath away // noose 
 4. alone (Featuring Shane Told)
5. blurred around the edges (Featuring Saxl Rose) 
6. tongue-biter
7. abandon 
8. shattered glass 
9. sway  (Featuring Charlene Joan)
10. decline  

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Band Of the Day Interview – Bison Face

Hello everyone and welcome back to another instalment of the Band Of The Day Interview! Today for you we speak to Bison Face, a Heavy Grunge band from St. Albans, UK!

If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

Ernie: I’m Ernie Hill, I’m the frontman and songwriter of Bison Face, a 4-piece alternative rock band from St Albans, UK. 

Alex Bowden plays second guitar in the band and at the moment we’ve got an assortment of incredibly talented acquaintances operating a rhythm section revolving door for live shows.

How did you all meet?

Ernie: Alex was the year above me at school and we bonded over guitars and whiskey probably 11 years ago now. We were both in different bands and then we started a band called Fugitive Kind where Al played bass and our friend Laurie was on drums. All the guys we’ve had in the live band are either from the local scene here in Herts/London or from down in Brighton where Al went to music college. We’re lucky to be surrounded by a bunch of talented and decent people.

How long have you been playing?

Ernie: I started teaching myself drums and guitar when I was around 10, so 17ish years now! We’ve all been part of a load of different bands and projects. I started writing for what would become Bison Face in late ’18 and I think officially started the band early ’19. We got a fair bit going for the rest of that year and then the pandemic halted everything. It’s had it’s pros and cons, the isolation and loneliness really drove me to focus on writing and improving creatively, but I nearly lost my mind a few times feeling trapped and cut off.

What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Ernie: Honest, Loud, Riffs

What are your musical influences?

Ernie: On the surface you can hear the 90s guitar band influence shine through heaviest: Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies, Alice in Chains etc. There is a whole melting pot of influences on the album I’ve just written, you can hear Radiohead, Cocteau Twins, Mastodon, Blur, RATM, Bowie, Elvis Costello, Gallows, Pink Floyd and a load of really heavy grunge. Biffy Clyro were massive for me on bettering my song structuring in my teens.

In terms of writing I’ve always enjoyed interesting lyrics that deal with real things, real problems and allow you to connect on a deeper level than most of the lyrics found in pop music today. I try and broaden the vocabulary I use and paint a bit of a picture, tell a story; Alex Turner is one of those lyricists that makes you enjoy language more and you don’t even realise it, and I’ve always loved that.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

Ernie: I saw The Prodigy at Warrior’s Dance Festival at Milton Keynes Bowl and there was a guy off his face with no shoes on. People inadvertently jumping, moshing and stamping all over them and he just didn’t seem to notice. Either incredibly pain resistant or on a lot drugs. At our shows everyone’s pretty civil to be fair, we’ll have to change that post Covid.

Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?

Ernie: We’ve got some incredible friends over in Dublin, so it would be amazing to head over there and hang out and maybe even play a show. Post Brexit though, gigging over there would probably cost me about 5 grand or something stupid for a visa. We’ll have to sneak over Great Escape style.

What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

Ernie: I’m pretty open about all the music I listen to shamelessly. I don’t think I’ve physically bought ever any but I’m partial to a bit of old Take That. And I’ve got one Coldplay CD somewhere, the one with Trouble on it, whatever that’s called. That’s the only song by them I like. I guess owning a Coldplay CD is the biggest crime, but at least I don’t know where it is.

What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

Ernie: I discovered this band Superbloom from Brooklyn, when their album ‘Pollen’ came out a few weeks back and it’s been on a constant loop ever since. A full 90’s revival in their sound, I absolutely dig it. The new Turnstile EP is cracking too, and our St Albans pals Trash Boat have been dropping huge tunes from their upcoming record as well, so that looks to be a highlight for the rest of the year.

Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

Ernie: We’ve got a new single coming out on July 30th. It’s called Private Joke Party and it’s a fast, angry song about being let down and cast aside by someone you trusted implicitly, to the point where you loathe yourself and that feeling completely engulfs your whole life. It’s a bit more grungey than our first two songs, it bridges the gap between Ladybird/Treason and the sound of the EP we’re going to record in the middle of August. Not sure when that’ll be released but we’ll hopefully put out a few more singles in the autumn.

Check out the bands track, ‘Treason’ below.

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Layers & Layers on Genres & Genres On ‘The Ampersands’ New Single Set For Take Off – ‘The Pigeon’

Rarely does a name as abstract as ‘The Ampersands’ so accurately describe an act but upon exposure to duo Aaron McQuade & Jim Pace’s work, it just clicks. Every revelation of the band unearths five more layers beneath – whether a track that cycles between genres like verses or the incredible stage antics of the live shows, with The Ampersands audiences are always left with niggling hook: “and one more thing…”

This guiding philosophy is on full display on the single ‘The Pigeon’. In the vein of the titular animal, the song takes flight through the worlds of Indie Pop/Rock, Alt. Contemporary Disco, sections layered to the nines, and moments of reflection carried by simple piano alongside vocals duelling with a gentle bass. An erratic structure follows in the dreams of the song’s hero caught restless between a desire and inability to move on. Between the song’s introspective and melancholic lyrics, optimistic and fun melody, and ever shifting composition, The Pigeon is a song that will keep listeners coming back eager to discover that last little thing they may have missed…

The song’s unique character would have it stand out on any artist’s discography but it is exactly that quality that has it fit so perfectly into The Ampersands body of work as a whole. Each song rich with twists, turns, and characters of their own, the band’s library sits at an accessible level for any listener while sonic layering beyond 30 tracks and complexity like no other gives music “aficionados” all the music they could chew on. 

In their early days, the band were well known for outlandish stage antics – letting the audience choose their facial hair, overloading a tiny café gig with a huge synthesiser only to play the ‘Mortal Kombat’ theme, and covering songs by the bands they were opening for – this energy translated into the music. In part influenced by the guitar styles of John Lennon and Graham Coxon, the rhythmic overlapping of De La Soul, and the showmanship of Andy Kaufman, The Ampersands are a duo that keep audiences wondering what the hell is coming next and loving every second of it.

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Andrew W.K. Reveals Metallic New Track, ‘Everybody Sins’

Napalm Records and ANDREW W.K. recently announced the impending release of the iconic Party God’s fifth full-length studio rock album, God Is Partying. The long-awaited nine track opus of maximalist grandeur is set for release on September 10, 2021 – nearly 20 years after the release of his chart-topping full-length debut, I Get Wet.​           

Today, following the respective unveilings of his two bombastic new singles Babalon” and “I’m In Heaven”, the one and only party-rock icon is back with another rager, this time in the form of the triumphant and metallic, “Everybody Sins”. The hard charging track soars as a certified future hit with its divine harmonic attack juxtaposed with monster guitar riffs and undeniable vocal melodies.  

ANDREW W.K. says:  
”When we started working on the video for ‘Everybody Sins’, the director and I were scheming and straining over some of the choreography and camera moves. Now, I do realize some people will say life’s too short to scheme and strain like this. And others will say life’s too short NOT to scheme and strain. Still, other people will say both these approaches are incorrect. And what do I say? Everything I just said in the video for ‘Everybody Sins’.”

Check out the video for ‘Everybody Sins’ below.

Hovering in the fluorescent spotlight of his legendary party power, God Is Partying sees ANDREW W.K. ransack the corners of the human psyche, reaching a triumphant apex in his catalog. Emotive yet steadfast, ominous yet invigorating, God Is Partying embraces both the break-ups and break-downs of life, and ANDREW W.K. once again provides his audience with the perfect soundtrack to celebrate life in all its perplexing and euphoric intensity.​                 

Showcasing his indisputable musicality, God Is Partying features ANDREW W.K. performing all of the album’s instruments, in addition to co-producing the album with his long-time recording partner, Grammy Award-winning engineer, Ted Young.

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-orders for ‘God Is Partying’ below.


1) Everybody Sins
2) Babalon
3) No One To Know
4) Stay True To Your Heart
5) Goddess Partying
6) I’m In Heaven
7) Remember Your Oath
8) My Tower
9) And Then We Blew Apart

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Underoath Share New Single, ‘Damn Excuses’

Underoath has been a formative voice in progressive, heavy rock for almost two decades. Today, they share their blistering new single “Damn Excuses” out on Fearless Records. This release marks the first new music from Underoath since 2018’s Grammy-nominated full-length, Erase Me, and launches a brand new chapter in the band’s career. “Damn Excuses” was completely self-recorded and produced at guitarist Tim McTague’s studio, Feral Sound, in Tampa, Florida. It evokes the beautiful chaos that so many fans have found special about Underoath for years while still managing to break through new sonic and emotional boundaries.

Speaking on the track, keyboardist Chris Dudley states:

“This song came out of nowhere for us. In hindsight, it probably stems emotionally from the anxiousness that a year of isolation will give you, and that ‘wanting-to-explode’ feeling came out with zero effort. It was therapeutic. This is us ready to get back into a loud room with sweaty people and experience something real together.”

“Damn Excuses” was partly inspired by the band’s critically-acclaimed Observatory livestream experience last year. As a global pandemic shook the foundation of the music industry in 2020, interest in the digital consumption of live music began to wane after a few months. With Observatory, Underoath breathed new life into the realm with a complete overhaul of the process – creating something equal parts intimate and monumental. It carried the weight of a sold out arena show translated through vessels consumable in fan’s living rooms. What made it all the more impactful was the fact that the entire initiative was dreamt up and brought to fruition largely by the band’s internal team. Thus, providing another shining reminder of the innovation that the six members of Underoath are capable of pulling together. 

This far into their storied career, Underoath has unsurprisingly faced their fair share of adversity. Through the trials and tribulations, a commitment to their craft and a sense of accountability rooted in mutual respect for each other has ensured that each new chapter for the band continues to mold their legacy in a positive fashion. With their shared history of remarkable accolades and trying hardships continuing to shape who the individual members are as people, Underoath is still just scratching the surface of what they can accomplish as a band. There are few acts in the annals of rock history that can say their best work is still ahead of them almost two decades into their career. Fortunately, Underoath falls into that category. As the world opens back up in 2021, the band is deeply committed to living up to the high expectations that fans (and themselves) have come to expect for anything associated with the project. It will undoubtedly be something special to witness as this next chapter in the Underoath story manifests.

Check out the video for ‘Damn Excuses’ below or you can stream the track via your preferred streaming service.

Band Of The Day Interview – Little King

Today on the Band Of The Day Interview we talk to Little King. During the chat we talk on the influence of commercials and other influences and what Ryan listens to after a records finished.

If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

Hi! My name is Ryan…nice to meet you. I play guitar and sing and write and produce and parent and event plan and play guitar. Sometimes, I like to walk and travel and eat and meditate and screw. Not all at the same time, but sometimes.

What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Dynamic, Thoughtful, Contaminated.

What are your musical influences?

Everything is a song in my head. The tv, chewing my food, the Pomeranian howling at my mom…those are songs to me. I guess maybe the influences just trace back to commercials for the 70’s kid crowds. The ones for cereal and toys during the SuperFriends. I can still sing those by heart and I was like 5 or 6.

Love David Byrne and Neil Peart for sure. Peter Tosh and EVH and poor Layne Staley too. Hendrix. Iron Maiden for sure early on. Jimmy Page is a huge influence always. Same with The Who and some U2. Megadeth.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

Of the top 5, 4 of them are NOT APPROPRIATE for print.

So I’d say #3 which will have to be #1 for now would be a party of revelers dressed up as salamanders and hissing at the band. Like 25 of them in Socorro, New Mexico. Sofa King Weird.

Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?

I’d love to play in Italy and Spain and France and Germany and Netherlands and Belgium. I think they like some of our music over there, and those are just places that I want to revisit. If we could play in India I’d love to do that as well.  Our drummer Eddy played there with Overkill or Ministry, can’t remember which. That would be badass!

What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

I hold the record for highest blood alcohol content in an arrested bald idiot  in a Corvette in 2019 in Lower Delaware. Not proud, but that is mine.

What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

You know…nothing. Not really. My ears are kinda fried for a good while when I finish a record.  I’ll start back with some 70’s reggae and maybe some oldies. Like 50’s oldies. Then I can gradually add back the usual suspects. Tupac is great to ease back into music, too

Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

Our 7th record is called Amuse De Q and it’s due out September 3 of 2021. I’m really proud of it…the folks on the album wrote great parts and played so well. I’m really lucky. Single is Keyboard Soldier and that’s out now everywhere. YouTube especially at Little King Official, but everything is always on my web site too at www.littlekingtunes.com.

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Sadeyes Signs With Epipaph Records, Shares New Track Music Video For ‘Unexpected’

Epitaph Records welcomes sadeyes to the family. sadeyes is the creative persona of 21-year-old singer/writer/producer Nathan Lewis. The Portland, Oregon based artist combines lo-fi, alternative, emo rap, and hyperpop with confessional lyrics to create infectiously catchy hits.
 
sadeyes has launched his new lo-fi hip-hop single ‘unexpected.’ “’unexpected’ is about the uncertainty of falling in love,” notes sadeyes. “It also deals with the struggle to understanding why we cling to good things when most good things come to an end.”
 
Along with the track, sadeyes shares the eye-catching and colorful music video directed by Max Moore (jxdn, nothing,nowhere., Cold Hart). Check it out 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.

Crystal Lake Release Furious New Single, ‘Curse’

Japan’s biggest metal export to come along in years, CRYSTAL LAKE, is paying their respects to music’s fallen heroes with a pulverizing new single titled “Curse” today with SharpTone Records

Commenting on the single, vocalist Ryo states: 

“‘Curse‘ is about the legacies that legends in the music industry who passed away. They fought for music. They still make us dream to this day. I’m always grateful to them so I wanted to pay homage.”

Formed nearly two decades ago, CRYSTAL LAKE has become one of Japan’s most prolific and revered heavy bands with 5 critically acclaimed albums, including 2016’s groundbreaking record “True North” and 2019’s  breakout release “Helix.” In recent years, the band has performed sold out shows throughout North America and Europe and their notoriety has spread around the globe, catapulting them to the forefront of the modern metalcore scene. As anticipation builds for their next full-length, the band’s new single “Curse” sets the stage for total, worldwide domination.

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.