Fall Of Earth Shares Uplifting Single, ‘Block Out The Sun’ Off New Record ‘From The Ashes’

Fall Of Earth is a Canadian hybrid metal band that incorporates elements of metalcore, death, thrash, groove, nu, and progressive combined into a sound all their own. They try to create an equilibrium between the sonic and poetic attributes within their music. They have their second album “From The Ashes” waiting in the wings, to be released this spring. The first single off this upcoming album is “Block Out The Sun”, an ode to seasonal depression and Covid 19. The band explains:

“Sick and isolated, vocalist Alex Rye did what he does best in a sour mood- Writing music. It started off sad, but slowly his core belief took over, and soon it transformed into an uplifting reminder that when you’re down you can always lean on others to rise up and shine together. It is both the shortest and most accessible track off this record. It captures a positive uplifting mood, while still having some grit and intensity mixed in. The lyrics and vocal melody were written first, so all the instruments were written to emulate the message of the song, and deliver a similar emotion.

Check out the lyric video for ‘Block Out The Sun’

Aussie Alt-Punks Dust Announce Debut EP ‘et cetera etc’

Fast-rising Australian alt-punk outfit dust have announced their debut EP et cetera, etc out March 29 via Kanine Records, with the drop of their latest single ‘Ward 52’.  

Speaking to the single, vocalist Justin Teale shares, “I wrote the lyrics to Ward 52 over 6 months while washing dishes at my parent’s café. Processing a year of health complications, I tried to encapsulate different stages and experiences during my treatment and the idea of mortality and sickness. It was my first time detailing a personal experience through lyrics, I had the melody and a rough structure floating in my head whilst working and would think about encounters and situations and make lyrics in my head.” 

Check out the single, ‘Ward 52’ below.

dust are set to tour the UK this April supporting Hockey Dad. Have a look at where they’ll be playing below.

17 Apr – Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes
18 Apr – Sunflower Lounge – Birmingham
19 Apr – Yellow Arch – Sheffield
20 Apr – Cluny 2 – Newcastle
21 Apr – King Tuts – Glasgow
22 Apr – Band On The Wall  – Manchester
24 Apr – Bodega – Nottingham
25 Apr – Voodoo Daddy’s – Norwich
26 Apr – Joiners – Southampton
27 Apr – The Fleece – Bristol
28 Apr – Lafayette – London

Cruush Announce Debut EP, ‘Wishful Thinker’

Manchester shoegaze risers cruush have announced their debut EP Wishful Thinker for April 14th via Heist or Hit and release new single ‘Stick In The Mud’ today. 

“I guess you can say our music has the sweet elements of having a crush on someone but the screeching of an industrial car crusher” goes the droll mantra from cruush vocalist & front-person Amber Warren.

New single ‘Stick In The Mud’ grinds forwards with pendulum-esque persistence. Acidic distortion-washes and a subterranean bass and kick drum combo paint an impressionistic 3D sonic landscape which houses Amber’s honeyed vocals.

She explains the thematic aspect of the song as: “The soundtrack to the destructive grind of the hospitality machine. The music is akin to tumbling down a flight of stairs and landing in a heap at the bottom, shaking yourself off before going straight down the next flight; reflecting exactly what I was putting myself and people I care about through at the time.”

Guitarist Arthur Boyd adds:

“Exploring feelings of longing. Dealing with complacency. Getting stuck in a rut. Doom scrolling. Comparing yourself to others, then feeling pretty useless.” 

Check out ‘Stick In The Mud’ below.

Saving Vice Drop New EP, ‘Dichotomy’

Metalcore band Saving Vice are releasing their brand new EP Dichotomy today ahead of their upcoming fall tour. The Dichotomy EP was written by the band and brought over to Justin DeBlieck (formerly of Ice Nine Kills) for production, engineering, and mixing. It was then mastered by Steve Sopchak at the Square Studio (Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White).  

The two songs show the band expanding on their already extensive discography to showcase two new tracks that touch on subjects the band wants to bring to light. 

“Culling Kindness” is about “resisting the urge to attack bullies or aggressors or always being too afraid of fighting back or getting arrested because it isn’t worth it and how trying to be the bigger person ends up making you a victim your whole life. You eventually have to draw a line and fight back.”– Tyler Small (vocals)

“I, Dysmorphia” is about “hating your appearance and being raised or influenced to hold yourself to impossible beauty standards or through being bullied and how that insecurity can be projected on the people around you when you start making them feel as ugly as you do when you’re the one with the internal struggle, and even when everyone tells you you’re beautiful you never feel that way.”

Check out the ‘Dichotomy’ EP below.

Muttering Release New Track, ‘This Is Eden’

London-based indie/alt-rock three-piece MUTTERING have released new track ‘This is Eden’; the third track from their debut album ‘Great.’ set for release on 9th September via Beth Shalom Records.

“‘This is Eden’ is about finding comfort in simple things, like watching things change with the seasons, but acknowledging that these beautiful moments are ever harder to find,” says vocalist Chaz Bush on the new track. “Those woods you remember as a child will be a motorway soon. That independent cafe is now a Starbucks. Your favourite craft beer company is owned by Budweiser. Your clothes were made in a sweat shop. We didn’t expect Eden, but there’s got to be more than this…” he adds.

The band’s upcoming debut album ‘Great.’ comes from a place of disparity and frustration. Blessed to live in a country that has so many opportunities but still watching incapable liars lead us to our doom, every opportunity to display empathy and understanding being missed, leaving no real future for the people. ‘Great.’ is about maintaining human connection in a world that feels harsher and lonelier than ever.

Check out ‘This Is Eden’ below.