Simon Neil And Mike Vennart Announce Debut Empire State Bastard Record, ‘Rivers Of Heresy’

Simon Neil and Mike Vennart have announced the debut Empire State Bastard album, ‘Rivers Of Heresy’, which is set for release on September 01.

The news follows the release of the band’s debut single ‘Harvest’ in March and an instantly sold-out headline tour.

As well as Biffy Clyro’s Neil and Oceansize’s Vennart, the project is completed by Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo on drums, with Bitch Falcon bassist Naomi Macleod joining the outfit for their heady live shows. 

Describing the new album Vennart has said: “I set about making the most fucking poisonous vile music I possibly could, just unabridged hatred in musical form.” 

Simon Neil, meanwhile, has added: “Lyrically, it’s as misanthropic and nihilistic as I’ve ever written.”

Check out the ‘Rivers of Heresy’ artwork as well as the track listing and pre-order options below.

  1. ‘Harvest’
  2. ‘Blusher’
  3. ‘Moi?’
  4. ‘Tired, Aye?’
  5. ‘Sons and Daughters’
  6. Stutter’
  7. ‘Palms of Hands’
  8. ‘Dusty’
  9. ‘Sold!’
  10. ‘The Looming’

Pre-orders for ‘Rivers Of Heresy’ can be made via the following link.



9th – UK, Download Festival

15th – UK, Leeds Brudenell Social Club

16th – UK, Cambridge Mash

18th – France, Hellfest

21st-25th – UK, Glastonbury, Earache Takeover


7th – UK, 2000trees Festival

21st – Norway, Malakoff Rockfestival


2nd-5th – Germany, Wacken Open Air

17th – UK, ArcTanGent


15th-17th – USA, Riot Fest

Trophy Eyes From New Track, ‘Life In Slow Motion’

Trophy Eyes have just dropped new track ‘Life In Slow Motion’.

The new single is the latest to arrive ahead of the band’s forthcoming fourth album, ‘Suicide and Sunshine’, set for release on June 23.

Speaking of some of the existential sentiment that went into the track, Floreani has said:

“‘Life in Slow Motion’ is my assessment of life itself, and the way we as humans navigate life and time here on Earth.” 

“Searching for meaning in chaos, I found myself seeing signs in number patterns and small examples of beauty in ordinary life; a hug at the bar exchanged between friends, a crinkled photo of a loved one kept close, a kindness or a smile.”

“What they mean, I can’t say, but sometimes if you look hard enough and sit quietly enough, life reaches out and speaks to you.”

Check out the tracks animated video below.

Yellowcard Release Brand New Track, ‘Childhood Eyes’

After recently announcing their forthcoming EP and two massive sets over the weekend at Slam Dunk Festival, Yellowcard have now released the project’s title track.

‘Childhood Eyes’ is set to be released on July 07 via their new label Equal Vision Records, and will be the first project from the Florida band since their self-titled record in 2016. 

Check out the video for ‘Childhood Eyes’ below.

Sleep Token Announce Huge Wembley Arena Show

Fresh from their massive new record, ‘Take Me To Eden’, the band have announced a huge show set to take play at Wembley Arena, London on December 16th 2023.

Pre-sale tickets will be available at 10am on Thursday June 01 to mailing list followers, with general sale following on Friday June 02 at 10am at

Earlier this month, Sleep Tokens record, ‘Take Me Back To Eden’ reached No.03 in the UK Albums Chart, which is their highest placing release to date.

If Not For Me Sign With Invogue Records, Release New Single ‘Demons’

Harrisburg, PA based Metalcore band If Not For Me have announced their signing with Invogue Records and in celebration for the announcement, the band have released a massive new single “Demons.”

On the release, Patrick Glover (Vocals) says:

“Demons is an exploration of the darker corners of your mind. When the things we don’t talk about create a space to fester and take us to places we never wanted to be. Often times when we fall into these cycles, we can feel ourselves slipping but feel powerless to stop it. Demons highlights the self aware struggle of being a prisoner to your own will.”

Check out ‘Demons’ below.

Mar Omin Releases New Track, ‘No Goodbye’

Offering another look at his upcoming album Extricate, critically acclaimed solo artist Mar Omin has released his new single ‘No Goodbye’

Formally known as ‘Mar’, now going by ‘Mar Omin’, the amsterdam based solo artist has had an illustrious career to date. Having toured Europe and built a feverish fanbase, Mar continues to stride forward with acclaim from the likes of Complex, i-D, C-heads, Gigwise,  Notion, Acid Stag, Earmilk, Majestic Casual, Vice and BBC Radio 1xtra, Mar has built a feverish fanbase with a growing anticipation for new material.

In its latter stages the track grows into an 70s influenced explosive climax as Mar’s vocals soar into a punching instrumental of live drums and fuzz soaked guitar.  

Speaking about the track, Omin shares: “I wrote this song after my father died in 2015. He showed me unconditional love and how to communicate feelings through music. He was my friend and I am forever grateful for him. ‘No Goodbye’ is a song about loss, love, and longing for someone you deeply love to return once more.”

Check out ‘No Goodbye’ below.

Horror Metalware Phenomenon Nargathrond Drops New Lyric Video For ‘Killing Season’

Sit back and relax with Nargathrond  as they have a new track out which is the title track “Killing Season” lyric video, which is taken from their upcoming album “Killing Season” due for release on June 16th, 2023 via Wormholedeath.

The lyric video offers a mesmerizing and immersive experience that delves into the dark and twisted world of Nargathrond. It perfectly captures the artist’s unique sound and aesthetic, featuring haunting imagery and a chilling atmosphere that will keep you on the edge.

Check out ‘Killing Season’ below.

Icelandic Metal Outfit SORG Release Forth Album, ‘Draugar’

The Icelandic metal band SORG have recently dropped their new album “Draugar”

The inspiration for Draugar / Ghost are real Icelandic ghost stories. Mýrmann made the lyrics around 8 of those stories, the Stories are: Galdramenn , Skupla, Haustgríma, Barðsgátt, Sjö draugar, Djöflalág, meiri mold and Draugaskip. 

Check out the Cover Art and Tracklisting below.





5.Sjö draugar




Check out the album, ‘Draugar’ below.

Dayshifter Announce Debut Studio Record, ‘Hiraeth’

Newcastle-based melodic hardcore five-piece Dayshifter, have announced the release of their debut studio album ‘Hiraeth’ on June 8th 2023.

Their upcoming debut album Hiraeth was recorded over three weekends with Dan Kerr (Our Hollow Our Home, Shields) at Avenue Studios in Surrey. The album centres itself around the themes of mental health, depression and anxiety. Through songs about love, loss, death and the inner workings of the mind during life’s darkest moments, the album aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage open communication.

While the lyric matter is oftentimes bleak, the music is nothing short of defiant.  The band seamlessly blends eerie synth backdrops, tight punchy drums, unrelenting metal riffs and thunderous basslines with vocals that intertwine between beautiful heartfelt harmonies to downright throat busting screams.
Discussing what they hope to achieve with the album the band explain:

“Our goal with Hiraeth is to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage open communication. We hope to use our music as a platform to show listeners that they are not alone in their struggles and that there is always someone who understands how they feel.”

  1. Emerald Green
  2. Holy Ghost
  3. 1936
  4. Rain (Forever)
  5. Rosé
  6. Old Souls, Young Hearts
  7. Anywhere But Here
  8. Buried In Grey
  9. Hiraeth
  10. Fever Dreaming

Check out the bands latest release, ‘Fever Dreaming’ which also features ‘Rain (Forever), ‘Anywhere But Here’ as well as ‘Holy Ghost’ below.

Brighton Punks Harker Release New single, ‘Out The Window’

Brighton, UK punk rock powerhouse HARKER have released a new single titled “Out The Window.”

The track is inspired by the persistent existential angst of the impending climate crisis, ‘Out The Window ’is a furious, yet thoughtful modern protest anthem. Harker fits perfectly into the cultural zeitgeist, fusing elements of the post-punk revival with vintage power-pop hooks. Capturing the despair of a generation left to deal with the problem on their own, this is one of the most urgent punk songs to emerge from the UK this year.

Check out the video for ‘Out The Window’ below

Harker will play select dates over the course of 2023 in the UK. Check out the touring dates below.



30th June – Prince Albert, Brighton


8th July – Right To Roam, Bolton (UK)

15th July – Guildhall, Portsmouth (UK) * Supporting Authority Zero


28th October – One For The Road Festival, York (UK)

Bob Vylan Announce ‘Viva La Vylan’ UK Tour

Following on from the release of last years 100% independent, Top 20 charting, Award Winning ‘Bob Vylan Presents: The Price Of Life’, London two-piece BOB VYLAN have announced a full UK headline tour for November 2023.  

The tour will see them take in 13 cities across the UK and Ireland with friends Kid Bookie and Panic Shack.

“We’ve been locked away making new music and now it’s time to get back on stage where we belong in front of the people that we love.” says Bobby Vylan.  “We’re excited to share new music with people live before anybody else gets to hear it and we’re joined by two incredible bands that are going to make this a tour to remember.”

8th November 2023 – Limelight 2, Belfast
9th November 2023 – Whelan’s, Dublin
12th November 2023 – Junction 1, Cambridge
13th November 2023 – Stylus, Leeds
14th November 2023 – Garage, Glasgow
16th November 2023 – Boiler Shop, Newcastle
17th November 2023 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
18th November 2023 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
20th November 2023 – Rock City, Newcastle
21st November 2023 – SWX, Bristol
22nd November 2023 – Engine Rooms, Southampton
24th November 2023 – Chalk, Brighton 
25th November 2023 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Austrian Heavy Metalers Roadwolf Drop Music Video For Latest Track, “Midnight Lightning”

Austrian heavy metal quartet ROADWOLF have revealed their third single and title track, “Midnight Lightning”, cut from their thrilling second album and Napalm Records debut, Midnight Lightning, out this Friday, May 19, 2023.

The title track brings out ROADWOLF’s heavy metal prowess with soaring vocals and scorching guitar solos, reminiscent of Judas Priest. Join the band on this electrifying ride, bolting like strikes of lightning as the clock strikes midnight. ROADWOLF is guaranteed to get the crowd head banging and moshing in frenzy with this powerful new single, accompanied by a pulse-pumping official music video.

ROADWOLF on “Midnight Lightning”:
ROADWOLF proudly presents the third single and title track of our new album: ‘Midnight Lightning’! Since the earliest inception of the song, when we first jammed around the great melodies of that track, we knew “Midnight Lightning” was something special.
To us it’s one of the best songs we have ever written as a band. There was no doubt: ‘Midnight Lightning’ shall be the title of our new album! Enjoy your ride – into the midnight sun!”

ROADWOLF on their upcoming album release:
“Ladies and gentlemen! Brace yourself! Because the rolling thunder unloads the new ROADWOLF album, Midnight Lightning! The power of our 10 electrifying heavy metal classics will shock you hard and leave you with a pleasant thrill that will force you to push the replay button again and again! Enjoy the ride and celebrate with us the birth of Midnight Lightning!”

Check out the video for “Midnight Lightning” below.