Japan based heavy hitters Prompts have dropped a stunningly devastating hard hitting new track which just makes you stand and mosh to your hearts content!
‘Asphyxiate’ features a guest spot from Crystal Lake’s Ryo Kinoshita and is the latest release following on from their 2020 single, ‘Magenta Smile’ where they re-recorded two of their tracks, ‘Empty Sandglass’ and ‘Broken Mirror’.
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.
Happy October everyone!! Welcome back to the new music video roundup. We’re here for a roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos. 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!
We’re kicking things off with alive video in the form of Brutus with ‘War (Live In Ghent)’. This is a cut from their new live album, out now via Hassle Records – ‘Live In Ghent’ was recorded in their hometown in front of a sold-out 750 fans.
The band say: “Four video’s have already been released: Fire, Cemetery, All Along and Sugar Dragon. Right now, we are happy to announce our personal favourite: War. This song is super special to us. Not only does it reflect a tough period, but this song has set a new standard for our writing ever since. We are so happy we can share this live version.”
Now, following its premiere on NEW NOISE MAGAZINE, ska-punk veterans Less Than Jake bring fans another new single from their forthcoming album, Silver Linings. ‘Dear Me’ is streaming now. Silver Linings is set to be released on December 11th via Pure Noise Records.
On the new single, the band shares: “I wrote this song as a tribute to a few special people in my life who are no longer around. What it is like to reach the impasse of where words can’t convey emotions. This is my internal struggle to understand their internal struggle.
Up next is Dayze, a Mexican American musician who grew up in a Calexico, a town on the US/Mexico border. Growing up, he commuted between the USA and Mexico on a daily basis. To him, his situation is not special. In fact, he’s sure others can relate to the struggles that come from living in two different worlds. Dayze lacked many things growing up, but the one thing he always had was the love and support of his parents.
He says, “I believe that the unconditional love and support of my parents was what ultimately gave me the courage to start playing music. I was a very introverted teen and when I got my first acoustic guitar everything changed. That guitar gave me purpose, motivation, and desire to learn and grow. Eventually, I started my first metalcore/scene band and that’s when I knew that music would always be a part of my life. All these experiences culminated when I decided to start Dayze, my solo project, which delves more into the alternative rock realm. I was at a point in my life where I felt emotionally repressed, so I started writing lyrics and singing them. Day by day I realized how much this helped me get all the negativity out of my heart and thoughts. My hope is to hopefully connect with people around the world through my music.”
After releasing a string of singles and an EP, he’s back with a new single titled “My Way” and he plans to continue to release new music in the months ahead.
We’re getting around the world today. Next is the Japanese heavy hitters Crystal Lake have shared a video for ‘Disobey’, the counterpart to their forthcoming 7″ double-single alongside ‘Watch Me Burn’.
You can pre-order their ‘Watch Me Burn/Disobey’ 7″ single now, which is set to be released in December 2020.
Back in UK waters for the fourth choice in the roundup, we have Palm Reader.
It’s the second single from the band’s upcoming album ‘Sleepless‘, set for release on 27th November via Church Road Records.
The band also have a livestream coming up, on 23rd November from St Edmunds Church in Rochdale.
Vocalist Josh Mckeown says: “‘Willow’ was written after I’d been told a heartbreaking story of loss and young motherhood. I wrote it with the intention of illuminating the strength of any mother in that unfortunate position and to offer a permanent gesture of respect to them.
“It was one of the first songs we wrote for Sleepless and it definitely helped set the tone musically for a lot of what was to come. We’ve put together a music video with the help and expertise of our good friend and collaborator Sam Lees. His creativity and vision will further highlight the lyrical content and the sentiment attached to the song.”
Time for something a little different in genre. That’s what is so great about these roundups. You never know who you’re going to get. With that, we have Mike Taveira.
“Karma” is the breakup anthem for anyone who feels like their ex has yet received the karma they deserve. The single will be released alongside the official music video, which was created in collaboration with Canada’s Drag Race star Lemon.
Los Angeles-based Mike Taveira made a splash earlier this year with his pansexual pop anthem, “Curious,” which grabbed the attention of tastemakers like Billboard Pride, Gay Times, and PRIDE. Growing up without any openly pansexual figures to look up to, Taveira knew that his personal journey needed to be expressed through his own music. In each of the three singles he has released so far, “Heart,” “Curious,” and, now, “Karma,” Taveira showcases his infectious R&B-pop sensibilities while tackling the complexities and vulnerability of sexual identity. With an underlying message that preaches to be true to yourself, whoever you love, whatever you identity as, and whatever life throws your way, Taveira is set to become a force in the evolution of queer pop music.
Now, one band whom is definately on the spectrum these days is the delicious and wonderful Spanish Love Songs.
‘Self-Destruction (As a Sensible Career Choice)’ is a song from the band’s second album ‘Brave Faces Everyone’, which was released earlier this year via Pure Noise Records.
Lead vocalist Dylan Slocum shares: “This song is about feeling trapped. People like to say ‘it gets better’ about depression or anxiety, but this is about that creeping feeling that it might not. That maybe you’ll be stuck feeling a certain way, or working a job you hate, or with a body you hate, forever.
“By the time we decided to do another video, the lockdown blues had gotten pretty intense. Being the ultra-positive band that we are, we decided to throw ourselves little solo parties and invited our fans to do the same. Four hours of footage later, it turned out we all needed the party more than we knew.”
I have one question for everyone now, who want’s some new Royal Blood? Well, you better do because the duo has released their first new material since the release of 2017’s second album ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’, ‘Trouble’s Coming’ is a taster of the follow up to that record, expected to drop in spring 2021.
Citing influences including Daft Punk and Justice, bassist and vocalist Mike Kerr explains: “It was the moment something started to click – where we started playing over those much more rigid dance beats. The breakthrough was realising that there was real common ground between that and what we’d done before. It’s that AC/DC aspect: where the quality that makes the riffs seem so cutting is because of that beat.
“Although on the surface we were stepping outside what we’d done before, it didn’t feel at all unnatural; it felt like we were returning to music we’d loved from the very beginning.
“It was all about the beat. It felt like familiar territory, but something we’d censored in ourselves.”
Bring Me Horizon have had a good few announcements lately. They’ve announed a tour, oe of their ‘Post Human’ EP’s and now they have a new video out in the world.
The forthcoming ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ EP is expected to be the first in a planned series of four which is set for a release on October 30th 2020.
Check out ‘Teardrops’ below.
And lastly in this weeks roundup we have some legends to close out this one.
Leaked photos from last month showed AC/DC recording a new video in the Netherlands now suddenly make a whole lot more sense, as the rock’n’roll legends have released their awesome performance-based video for latest single Shot In The Dark.
Discussing POWER UP with Kerrang, as a whole, Angus Young explained that the record is a tribute to the late Malcolm Young.
“I know Mal’s not with us anymore, but he’s there with us in spirit,” Angus said. “This band was his baby, his life. He was always one [to say], ‘You keep going.’ His big line always, every now and again, he’d go, ‘If you’re a musician, it’s a bit like being on the Titanic. The band goes down with the ship.’ That’s how he viewed it.
“Even the title we gave it, POWER UP, pretty much sums him up, too,” he continued. “When he put on that guitar, he was one big guitar. To put it this way: When he played guitar, it sounded like there were two people playing.”
Check ou AC/DC’s new video for ‘Shot In The Dark’ below.
And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best new tracks out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!
It’s 4PM on a Friday! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. The first track is a cover from New Found Glory, and the track? ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman ut the video?? Erm… we’ll let you decide on it.
Now, following on the news of their debut record, ‘Fragments’, Sister Shotgun have had their lead single released and a brand new video produced by Mockingbird Studios. Vocalist Chloe Ozwell on the track has said:
“The song takes me back to a place where I was really vulnerable, but it’s about reclaiming my power. I hope it can serve as a reminder to keep pushing no matter what life throws at you.”
Moving to some Pop-Punk goodness for the next track, we have some Aussie newcomers on UNFD in the form of Yours Truly and this track is off their upcoming EP, ‘Afterglow’ set to be released on April 12th.
We’re going to switch things up again and go for some Post-Metal mayhem from Pleiades which will be the first cut from their upcoming EP and the follow up to their 2016 debut, ‘Symptoms Of The Human Being’.
Vocalist Andy Calderbank has said:
“‘All At Your Mercy’ is lyrically about control and the catharsis we feel when we finally give it up. As Humans, we welcome consequence, reluctantly accept responsibility and approach the future with caution. I guess you could describe it as Agnosiophobia or the fear of not knowing what will happen.”
And shifting the focus to some Emo Rockers, we’ll be having some Free Throw in this weeks list. They’ve recently released ‘Today Is Especially Delicious’ from their record ‘What’s Past is Prologue’ and there’s one thing which it does have a lot of. Fruit.
Next, Ahead of their tour across Europe, Japanese metalcore group Crystal Lake have given fans a taste of their music in the form of ‘Hail To The Fire’ which is just the latest track to off ‘Helix’ which saw an official release outside of their home country just last month.
Shall we try a different country for the next video? Ukrainian hitters Jinjer have a visual spectacle for us all in their live performance for ‘Teacher, Teacher’. This is the fourth single off their EP, ‘Micro’ and on the track, the band have said:
Moving back to Britain to the Alt Rock scene are the newcomers in Ruled By Raptors who were born from the ashes of Digits and the South East Northumberland band have some energy to give in the form of their track, ‘Time’.
For the penultimate video this week, I’ve chosen to go with Grandson. Recently the socially conscious artist has recently announced he’s playing a warm-up show for Slam Dunk Festival on May 22nd at London’s Underworld and May 23rd at The Glasgow Cathouse. Now though, he’s recently released a video for ‘Apologize’ which is the lead single off his most recent EP, ‘a modern tragedy, vol.2’.
And for the final post, we’re going for controversy, we’re going for industrial kings which can only point to one giant band, Rammstein. The German superstars recently announcing their long-awaited self-titled record which is set to be released on May 17th via UME / Spinefarm. With the announcement came with the music video which has caused controversy among Jewish leaders in Germany with eh commissioner of anti-Semitism in Germany saying: “I consider this a tasteless exploitation of artistic freedom,”
And that’s it for another week of music video roundup. Don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM sharp for another countdown of ten of the best recent music videos to feast your eyes upon. There’s also new posts every day on the Almost anything Media so be sure to check out anything that might catch your eye.
It’s Friday at 4PM! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. First up is someone with a love/hate relationship with everyone and that is Andy Black of the Black Veil Brides. Following the teasing, he’s announced his upcoming solo record, ‘The Ghost Of Ohio’, which is set to drop on April 12th 2019. Of that, the latest single, ‘Westwood Road’, has a video which you can see below.
Next up are the recently emerging duo Sadsun. They’re from the North East, namely Newcastle and they’ve introduced themselves in the best way possible in the form of their debut single, ‘Control’ which you can view below.
Who loves a good old fashioned performance in a music video? That’s exactly what Gloo are going for, in the video for their amazing track ‘Stop And Stare’. Check it out below.
Last year, The Dangerous Summer returned with the first record in five years but they aren’t any signs of the band slowing down in releasing new material. ‘Where Were You When The Sky Opened Up’ does pack a punch but is instantly different from their roots.
Now, do you enjoy weird Science experiments, neon glasses and creepy doctors? Well, Palisades new video for ‘Erase The Pain’ is the video for you! It’s taken from their fourth record, ‘Erase The Pain’, which was released at the end of 2018.
This is a huge new video. Crystal Lake have revealed a huge brand new video for ‘Devilcry’ It’s off their 2018 record, ‘HELIX’ for which they’re currently touring for in America with August Burns Red, Fit For A King and Miss May I. It’s heavy, techy and filled with lots of live footage.
One artist to watch this year is the ever fantastic Cory Wells. He’s about to tour, supporting the legendary William Ryan Key (Formally Yellowcard) and now has something for us to feast our eyes upon in the form of ‘Patience’
Who loves a good cover? I do. Pop-Punk kings New Found Glory have ‘From The Screen To Your Stereo 3’ dropping soon. This is their record where they cover trailers from films in feature-length films. The first track off this particular release is in the form of ‘The Power Of Love’ by Huey Lewis & The News, from the 1985 Sci-Fi classic, Back To The Future. Check out the video below.
A few weeks ago was Valentines Day, and there was a special collaboration between Yungblud, Halsey and Travis Barker (Blink-182). When the three were in Sydney together, they had to perform it live but now, there is a video for the track. Check it out below.
And now, we’re at the last track of this week’s Music Video countdown. Off their debut record, ‘One Of Us’, is the title track which features members of the band, Fever 333 in a protest. This is coming off one of the best records released so far this year and now, here is one of the best videos of the year so far in a march alongside the United Teachers of Los Angeles in support of their strike.
And that’s it for another week of music video roundups. Be sure to check back next week for another ten of the best right here at Almost Anything Media.
It’s that time of the week again. and the 2019 iteration of the weekly music video posts are back. Apologies this first post of the new year is coming late, but I have been very busy sorting out work arrangements and working on other things behind the scenes to sort new interviews and gallery posts for the blog.
First up are Liverpool alt group SPQR who have just released a video for ‘Slowly’, which was directed by their own drummer, Bex Denton as well as being scripted by frontman Peter Harrison.
Next up, we’re up in London for indie punks Cheerbeederz, who have a brand new animated video for a track off their debut EP, ‘Faceplant’ which is none other than ‘Staying Up Late’.
Next up are Senses Fail. The New Jersey punks have recently released a video for ‘Elevator To The Gallows’, which is the latest track lifted off last years release, ‘If There Is Light, It Will Find You’. This video involves the lengths the band members go to, to win Demi Lovato’s love.
Next, we’re off back to the UK for a band I’m quite conflicted about as of late, which is non-other than Bring Me The Horizon. The main reason is their sound is something which dissasociates past and present fans of the group but I say as long as it makes sense to them, then that’s all that matters. They’re finding themselves again as artists so everything can seem subjective to anyone who listens. With their upcoming record, ‘amo’ not too far from the release date, it only seems fitting that they have a new single and video out. The visual accompaniment is for ‘Medicine’. The visual accompaniment for the track is a spectacle of special effects which were created by animator Extraweg and art director Oliver Latta.
Now, we’re going for a track I haven’t heard before! I’m always on the lookout for new music and I’m always excited when I have friends recommend music to me. This comes in the form of Crystal Lake as they have dropped a fantastic new track, ‘Lost In Forever’ which mixes live and behind the scene footage for all to enjoy.
Another band on this weeks music video’s list with a new record on the horizon is Sheffield’s While She Sleeps. They’ve dropped a new teaser for the record in the form of their new release in ‘Haunt Me’.
The next track is an oldie for this band. In fact, I believe that this is the second ever track this band ever released. It’s been a fan favourite from iDKHOW and this is the video for ‘Choke’
The description of the video reads: “The recent discovery of this long forgotten performance was accompanied only by the following description: ‘Pop Time Live’ was a short-lived music television program that aired briefly in Eastern Europe in the early 1980’s. The show and its producers had hoped to capitalize on the then popular ‘Italo Disco’ movement, but audiences found its lack of authenticity objectionable.
Labeled “NOT FOR BROADCAST,” it’s believed that this particular iDKHOW performance never made it to air due to the band’s refusal to properly pantomime to their own song.”
A cover’s always good. Southampton have a cool new video out but there is a twist, it’s going to be a 360 degree video. It’s a cover taken off their EP, ‘Have Another…’ and it’s originally by Jimmy Eat World. The track? ‘The Middle.
Puppy fans don’t have to wait too long until their debut record, ‘The Goat’ drops in less than two weeks and which track have they selected to get fans even more excited for it? ‘Bathe In Blood’. You have to see it to believe it. Check it out below.
And lastly, we have Pop-rock newcomers Hot Milk as they are ready to make 2019 theirs with the release of their debut single, ‘Awful Ever After’. It had its premiere over on Daniel P. Carter’s The Rock Show on BBC Radio 1 and now, you can view the video of the track below.
And that’s it for the opener for the weekly music video posts for 2019! Check back next Friday at 4PM for another weekly dose of my favourite music videos.