Masked metalcore mob Chuggaboom have announced details of their long-awaited follow-up to 2021’s ‘Zodiac Re-arrest’ album – ‘Death Pledge’ is set to obliterate, impact is due Nov 4th via Dead Serious Recordings. Loaded with gnarly riffs and snarling absurdity, the upcoming album from the UK-based enigmas is sure to hit hard.
The band have shared the video for their new single ‘Should Have Been’ featuring Sleeping With Sirens vocalist Kellin Quinn. Energetic from the start, Chuggaboom takes aim at everything that can go wrong on the local circuit – nonsensical decisions from promoters about running order, backline provisions and non-payment. Any situation, you name it – they’ve got something to say about it. “This bangs” says Quinn about the new track.
Chuggaboom’s Levi Taurus says:“We are super hyped to finally unleash this track. Our fans have learned to expect the unexpected, but I’m fairly certain none of them could have predicted a collaboration with one of the most legendary vocalists in the scene. Kellin was a pleasure to work with, and we truly believe this song and video is some of our finest work yet. Bring on Death Pledge!”
New Zealand’s highest streaming rock band, Written By Wolves, have released a re-imagined version of their track ‘Help Me Through The Night’, featuring guest vocals from Sleeping With Sirens’ frontman Kellin Quinn.
‘Help Me Through The Night’ originally featured on the band’s 13-track debut album ‘Secrets’ released in late 2019. The song questions the role of fate in the dark times. “People often talk about fate in the good times but not so much when things go wrong. It is about questioning your place in the world and hoping that the struggles you are going through in life aren’t ‘meant to be’. However, the underlying message in this song is hope. Hope that what you are going through is not preordained and is within your control to change,” says Written By Wolves vocalist Michael Murphy.
He adds, “Working with Kellin has elevated this track beyond anything we had ever imagined – hearing someone of his calibre, who we respect immensely, singing one of our songs has been nothing short of a dream come true. When we sent him the track, he came back to us straight away to let us know how excited he was to be involved. He said he would have it back to us by the end of the week but he actually finished it that night!”
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.
‘Help Me Through The Night’ is the first in a series of collaborations to be released as an EP later in the year as part of ‘The Collab Project’ – more details coming soon.
Check out the track below as well as via your preferred streaming service.
Emocore Quintet Karma Kids have announced their record, ‘Vibes’ is set to be released June 11th 2021 via Legend Recordings.
Quote from Karma Kids’ Jon Benjamin:“Nightmare is a dark track about forgetting who you are and harvesting the darkest corners of your consciousness into a power you can control. The first time I saw Kellin perform, Sleeping With Sirens was a relatively unknown band. Watching their exponential growth and Kellin’s growth as a musician left me with a specific sound I wanted to see out of a vocalist. Finally getting to work with him just made everything really come in full circle. I had a basic scratch track and he ran with it and fucking killed it!”
The first trailer for Paradise City, the spin off TV series of the film American Satan has landed. The series features Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack and Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce showing off their acting chops – is based on “the lives of a rock star with ties to the occult and a young rookie kid who idolises him collide through their broken homes built by the music business”.
The series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in March.
Creator, writer and director Ash Avildsen (who also founded Sumerian Records) reveals of Paradise City in a director’s note: “More than one in four American kids grow up without a father in their home.
“For kids that grow up with one parent, you can go on one of two paths: you can blame the world, your parents, blame God, blame lack of God, or it can light a fire under you that you’re gonna make it no matter what. Paradise City is the show made to inspire these millions of teenagers and young adults. It reminds us that there is no light without darkness, that sorrow and heartbreak can be the greatest drivers of art. It reminds us that there is always hope, that you are never alone and that music is always there if you let it be.
“Almost everything in Paradise City is inspired by real events I have experienced growing up in an unorthodox single mom household as a kid estranged from his famous father and then my adult life becoming self-made in the ruthless music industry. Supernatural elements that have guided and misguided my life ever since moving to Los Angeles are also prevalent throughout the tale.”
Joining Andy and Ben in the star-studded show are fellow rock and metal artists like Slipknot’s Sid Wilson, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe and Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn, while other members of the cast include Cameron Boyce, Bella Thorne, Drea De Matteo, Mark Boone Jr, Fairuza Balk and BooBoo Stewart.
Sleeping With Sirens frontman has teamed up with DJ Yultron to bring a new track which tackles the glorification of Drug Culture
With a post via Instagram, Kellin shared the following on Instagram.
“Too many young people dying.. music and drugs don’t have to mix.. Yultron and I wanted to write a song about it.. because we both lost friends close to us.. not trying to tell anyone how to live their life.. just expressing our feelings when it comes to the issue… #thebottom”