Ascending above a multitude of challenges that the past few years have spewed up, last month, Bleed From Within officiallylaunched themost extraordinary chapter of their career. Following from from the first stunning new tracks, ‘I Am Damnation‘ and ‘Levitate‘ have forcefully staked their intent, cementing their place as one of the most exciting prospects in modern metal.
Now, the Scottish 5-piece have raised the stakes again, delivering a devastating third single, ‘Stand Down‘.
Ali Richardson states, “Stand Down addresses the conflict that we’ve seen so much of over the last 18 months. Being locked in the house and having to watch these tragedies unfold on the screen in front of me, I couldn’t help but feel hopeless and sickened by the actions of those responsible. We are battling with that rage throughout the start of the song then by the time we reach the end, we are reflecting upon the possibility of more violence and asking if society has really learnt anything from its past mistakes. I’m sure most people reading this have felt the same anger and frustration in recent history. This song is for you.”
Starting off, they have signed to Nuclear Blast Records. Massive congratulations to them!
And secondly, the band have dropped a brand new single, ‘I Am Damnation’.
Drummer Ali Richardson had this to say about all of the lovely announcements:
“I’m happy to finally announce that Bleed From Within have signed to Nuclear Blast Records. Their enthusiasm was obvious from our first conversation back in 2020 but as negotiations continued, the team proved that they possess the passion, drive and knowledge to take this band to the next level. It’s also an honour to join such a prolific roster – something that we do not take lightly.
‘I Am Damnation’ is the first step in a new chapter for us; a sonic development and a true taste of the music that has still to come as part of this new deal. I’m very excited for our future together and can not wait to share what we’ve been working on.”
After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year,the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022.
Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…
Deftones Korn The Pretty Reckless Rise Against Black Label Society Theory Monster Truck Power Wolf Wayward Sons Those Damn Crows The Raven Age Megadeth Steel Panther The Distillers The Darkness Airbourne Daughtry Skillet Lacuna Coil Bush Of Mice & Men Wednesday 13 Ayron Jones Massive Wagons The Last Internationale Control The Storm The Ghost Inside Funeral For A Friend Descendents Boston Manor Sleep Token The Faim grandson Trash Boat Holding Absence Marianas Trench Wargasm Loathe Jamie Lenman The Hara Press Club Salem Cemetery Sun Blackout Problems Dead Posey Static Dress Electric Wizard Sepultura Blues Pills Dying Fetus British Lion Bleed From Within Twin Temple Bokassa Venom Prison Spiritbox Tempt Fire From The Gods A.A. Williams Higher Power Kill The Lights Dead Poet Society Joyous Wolf Modern Error Cellar Door Moon Crew Lotus Eater The Scratch Dead Label Phoxjaw JJ Wilde Anchor Lane Temples On Mars As Everything Unfolds Injester
Derby’s Bloodstock Festival 2021 lineup just got a little bigger with the announcement of five new additions.
Therapy?, Bleed From Within, Mother Vulture, Famyne, and Party Cannon have all been announced to play the festival.
In addition, Bloodstock has also announced that four overseas acts – The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Nekrogoblikon, and Toxic Holocaust – are unfortunately no longer able to make the 2021 event due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and vaccine constraints.
Check out the lineup below.
Bloodstock Open Air Festival will take place on August 11th – 15th 2021 at Catton Park, Derbyshire.
Tickets for the festival are on sale now via the following link.
We’re back for another week! We have another roundup of ten music videos which have been recently released and they’re always some of my favourites! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music (videos)!
We’re headed to Scotland for the first video this week for Bleed From Within. They recently released their fifth record, ‘Fracture’ where they had a video for their title track ready and waiting.
The video was shot by Tom Armstrong as well as being co-directed by the band’s guitarist Craig Gowans.
On the track, the band have said:
“A departure from our typical approach, Fracture proved to be a massive challenge during the writing process. We’ve pushed ourselves as songwriters on this album and this track in particular is a perfect example of how we are evolving as a group. The lyrics are also brutally honest. I’m sure our fans will be able to relate.”
Don’t worry, this next band haven’t been out playing shows. It was shot before lockdown. Signs Of The Swarm are our next band whom shared a video off their 2019 record, ‘Vital Deprivation’. ‘Lost Within Reflection’ is the name of the track and this is what the band have said on the release:
“We are excited to bring you another video from our latest album ‘Vital Deprivation’ with ‘Lost Within Reflection’. We filmed this on the last tour we did with Shadow of Intent, watching this makes us miss you guys that much more. We can’t wait to get back out on the road and see you all again. Video shot/edited by Dylan Gould of Stay Goulden.”
Following the livestream of their concert, the up and coming duo Wargasm debuted the video for their latest single, ‘Spit’.
Shot during lockdown as a result of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the raging twosome share:
“When we wrote ‘Spit’, it was about the disgust we felt with how people treat each other and the disgusting state of the world. Sadly it’s ringing truer day by day. In times like this art is vital. Silence is not the way we support the causes that we stand for. This is the time for change. Make a positive impact.”
Now, you can be doing so many different things while in lockdown and the giants that are Five Finger Death Punch show just what they’ve been doing where they put in place a mix of storyboards of what they wanted the video for ‘A Little Bit Off’ to look like before lockdown occurred. There’s an eerily deserted Las Vegas in the video so be warned!
Staying in the US for the next choice, we have the Delaware Harcore band on the up, Year Of The Knife. The band recently announced their debut record, ‘Internal Incarceration’ is set to be released on August 7th 2020 via Pure Noise and now they have their lead single out in the world in the form of Virtual Narcotic.
Shall we go back to Britain for this next choice in the roundup? Thought so. The emerging Liverpool band Decay have something new for us. ‘Feel Better’ is the second single off their debut record, ‘Staring At The Sun’ which will be released on July 10th via Fox Records.
Danny Resopar (vocals) writes:
“‘Feel Better’ is essentially a song about being in a slump for months and not being able to get out of it, and looking for a reason to bother trying. Until you finally find that thing or person that changes your outlook and helps you grow out of your old destructive ways. In the video we wanted to reflect and compare these two parallels.”
for those who’ve been living under a rock for a while, music wise you’ll know that Michael Bohn left Issues some time ago and there was a question to when new music from him would be released. Now, we have an answer to that. Meet, The Villa.
Bohn’s new project features Kevin Hanson (Ex- Woe Is Me) on guitar as well as Turner Wood (Ex – Nightmares) who were a part of Wildheart with Bohn as well as Michael Owens (Ex-Secrets) on Bass.
Check out the crushing video for the track ‘Turning Point’ below.
Earlier this week, Dragged Under announced that they inked a deal with Mascot Records where their first release under the banner will be a deluxe version of their debut effort, ‘The World In In Your Way’ set to be released later in 2020 where it will feature two new tracks!
For now, they have a video for ‘Chelsea’ where we see what life was like on the road when they supported The Used.
We’re into the last two picks for this weeks roundup. Second to last pick this week is the Seattle quintet Emery who’ve written a track in response to the murder of George Floyd.
“This week we were stirred to action and inspired by the global community’s response to George Floyd’s murder. We’ve often and in this case been too slow to see the perspectives of others, so in this case we have attempted to do what we can to help the cause of ending police violence. Our little team here at Emery worked together to see if we could write a song and produce the music and video to express some of the anger and confusion that we feel. We asked our favorite musical collaborator and pal Aaron Sprinkle to be involved and also sing on the track. The process was about 4 days long and this video includes footage shot and sent to us by the members of Emeryland Community and The BadChristian Club from who attended protests all around the world in order to make their voices heard and because black lives matter.”
And last week we have a clip of a dark place and a frontwoman getting up close and personal with a skull. This last pick on the roundup is New Years Day’s ‘Skeletons’.
It’s off their latest released record, ‘Unbreakable’ which is available to listen to now.
“It’s clear to me that Skeletons is a favorite along the NYD fan community since day 1. Something about this song resonates. The right mix between heavy, soft, strong and soft vocals really made it stand out on our record from the rest.
The song is about opening up and letting who you hide inside come out, so for that reason, I performed the song alone on the music video. It’s tough because it makes you vulnerable as a rock front woman to be without your band but it changed the performance into something pretty unique from our other music videos.
We’re back for another week! We have another roundup of ten music videos which have been recently released and they’re always some of my favourites! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but enough talk, let’s get down to things.
The debut video this week is from Canadian Experimental duo Vile Creatures who have shared the debut video off their upcoming record, ‘Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!’. This is ‘ You Who Has Never Slept’.
On the track, the band have said:
“Raissa and Dave are two wonderful people we met working our food truck, they knew we played music and offered to help us with a music video one day. Fast forward a few years and we were finally able to take them up on their generous offer. We rented out a theatre in small town Ontario for a day with a bunch of friends, and crafted this vision for the song. All of it was held together by the amazing work of Anita who starred in and choreographed the video. We were inspired by psychological and abstract horror films, most obviously Susprira. We wanted to craft a linear narrative that still kept you wondering and interested – our songs are long enough that any music video is really a short film.”
Next, we’re headed for a lockdown video where Bleed From Within have adapted to the current crisis for their video in ‘Night Crossing’.
This comes from their upcoming release in the form of ‘Fracture’, where the band have shot each of them playing their parts from their own home over a video call. The track also features a massive guest guitar solo from Matt Heafy of Trivium who jumps in on the video chat.
On this, the band have said:
“We’ve been eager to share this track since we finished it at the start of the year. This is classic Bleed From Within song structure and the groove is strong. Matt from Trivium chips in with such a tasty solo towards the end and he absolutely nails it. We’ve been chatting back and forth with him online for a while then after meeting at a show of theirs during Summer last year, the idea came around to get him involved on a new track. We created an opening and Matt’s part was decided. The video was inspired by the numerous video calls we’ve had amongst ourselves, friends, and family since entering lockdown. Something fun during these crazy times. Enjoy!”
Keeping things in Quarantine for just another video, we go to spend some family time with Papa Roach. Keeping in sentiment with the track, ‘Feel Like Home’, we see some lovely moments as the band get their families involved with some hijinks in just what is a lovely video we all need right now.
Heading over to London, specifically to South London for the fantastic Wallflower for a video to accompany, ‘Passwer-by’, which is the third single off their debut record, ‘Teach Yourself How To Swim’.
Guitarist / Vocalist Vini Moreira – Yeoell has said:
“‘Passer-by’ started life as something very different and slowly morphed into whatever the hell it is now. It was actually one of the first songs we wrote when we decided that we were writing an album so there was a whole list of things we wanted to achieve and write at this point. One of our goals was to write something more electronic, industrial & experimental. There’s a Rhodes piano on there, 808s, a Bass VI having replaced one of the guitars and some spoken word parts incorporated for good measure. With all the strangeness going on in the music, we felt the lyrics had to match so it’s a little bit surreal at times. The song is all about being left behind and looking back at a period of your life realising how little impact you really had on somebody’s life, and vice versa.”
How about an 8-bit video just to change things up?
That’s exactly what Soccer Mommy have done in order to launch a video tour for ‘Crawling In My Skin’. This track is off their second record, ‘Color Theory’, which dropped in February of this year ahead of what should’ve been a stacked summer of touring which was ultimately cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
On the release of the 8-Bit video, the band have said:
“It’s really hard having our tour be postponed because I was really excited to play all of the songs on color theory for everyone, ‘crawling in my skin’ in particular,” Allison says. “I hope this little 8-bit performance can hold everyone over until the tour can happen.”
Who’s up for a little bit of Punk Rap? We hed to Nascar Aloe in a new track for ‘Feet’ which is all about…. Well, you guessed it….. Feet!
Who’s up for a little bit of building to get us through quarantine?
Now, this video comes from Jinjer fan Mychailo Halinin who constructed this video by himself and it’s entirely made out of LEGO! That’s right, it’s a stop motion video which is a remake of Jinjer’s ‘Perennial’ which was released way back in January of this year.
The band were so impressed they reached out to Halinin so they could share it on their social’s to everyone following and so far at the time of writing, it’s reached 77K
Next, for a little something outside the norm of the genres but a great video nevertheless is Cheerbleederz’s ‘Sometimes I Cry At Work’. This is off the band’s second EP, ‘Lobotany’ which is available now via Alcopop! Records.
“It’s the internal conversation to try and find the truth of what you really want and how sometimes that truth can be really hard to find.
“It speaks to a feeling of inadequacy and imposter syndrome that can plague you and prevent you from achieving what you want to achieve. When we play it, we really channel that frustration and defiance in Sophie’s lyrics — it’s an empowering song for us!”
Moving to Bristol we have the upstarts RXPTRS with their release, ‘You, Me and The Devil Makes Three’. This is the band’s latest single where they explain:
“‘You, Me And The Devil Make Three’ is a song written about a group of people in my life, who are talented beyond measure in their fields, but also have their own vices which make them their own worst enemies. The ‘Devil’ in this, is the metaphor for the personality trait that holds these individuals back.”
And now for the final video in this week’s countdown is a lot different but as soon as I heard and watched this, I knew I had to have it on here.
The band is called The Hu, a Mongolian Folk-Metal band who are proving to be a big hit right now where they will be celebrating a release of a deluxe version of their record, ‘The Gereg’. This is set to be released in July where the release includes three reworked tracks featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Danny Case (From ashes To New and for this video Lzzy Hale of Halestorm with, ‘Song Of Women’.
On the collaboration with The Hu, Lzzy says:
“I’m so thankful to the HU for welcoming me, my words and my melody into this song,” Hale commented. “I can count on less than one hand the number of times where a project has changed the course of my spirit and renewed my faith in humanity. This was one of those projects. I’m still levitating.”
Check out the video below.
And that’s it for another week of the music video roundup! Be sure to check back next week for another look at the latest music video releases from the best bands around and who knows? Maybe you’ll find your new favourite band on that list.
You know what it’s time for! I’m back for another round of music videos! Let’s get started!
First up is Alazka. They’re a German melodic up and coming group who’s debuted their video for a track called ‘Everything’. It’s off their record called ‘Phoenix’ which is out now via Sharptone Records.
Live video time now on this list! This comes from All Time Low as they’re showing what it’s like at one of their shows in the video for Drugs & Candy.
Now the king of partying, AKA Andrew W.K has debuted a video for the title track off his upcoming record, You’re Not Alone’. The record is set to be released March 2nd via Red Music/Sony Music.
New music alert as well because this track is the solo project of badXchannels, also known as Craig Owens (best known for his vocal work in Chiodos and D.R.U.G.S). This is his first track to be dropped this year as he ventures into something new. This is the video for ‘Don’t Come And See Me’.
Now Black Veil Brides new record only dropped last month but now they’ve released a video to accompany their latest single, ‘Wake Up’ and as you can guess it’s got the themes of Wild Ones and prophets. Check it out below.
Now, this is a band I can’t wait to hear more of! This band are the Scottish metal group known as Bleed From Within and they’ve dropped a video for their lead single off their upcoming LP, ‘Era’, which is set to drop April 6th via Century Media Records.
This legendary Pop-Punk band are currently on tour in the UK at the moment on some dates which are their biggest ever! To mark the occasion though, Bowling For Soup have dropped a video for their track ‘Catalyst’.
This is a track I’ve listened to quite a few times since it dropped and now the alt-rock trio Black Foxxes have dropped a new music video for the single, ‘Manic In Me’. This is from their new record ‘Saela’ which will be released March 16th via Search & Destroy Records.
Apparently, this one has been in the works for a while now. Jonathan David has been reportedly in the works since 2008. This is Jonathan Davis first track off his upcoming solo record as well as a solo artist in general. This is ‘What It Is’.
And last but certainly not least is the stellar new record from rockers Moose Blood. This is off the upcoming record “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore’ and is their next single in the form of ‘Hav I Told You Enough’.