Have you ever felt like you just needed an escape from all the negativity and various stressorsin your life? Ronx aims to provide that positivity with their latest track, titled “Good Vibes.”
“Good Vibes is about wanting to escape poverty, drama and even the demons in your head. We understand how stressful and depressing it is having so many roadblocks and hardships come your way while trying to build a stable, blissful life,” the band reveals about the song, “We just want to give a big F.U to all that negative energy and just have good vibes, living life to the fullest like each day is our last.”
As the title suggests, the lyrics discuss trying to remain positive and focus on the positive whilst dealing with unfortunate situations. The song shows Ronx going in a new direction with their music, highlighting influences of pop and pop rock and straying away a bit from the pop-punk sound of their older material.
Inside and outside of the studio, James Laurent has become a revolutionary in the Midwest Emo and Punk scene. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, James has the true punk rock looks with lifestyle and sound to match. James Laurent is now releasing his most authentic and personal track yet, ‘Metamorphosis’. The track encapsulates life lessons James has been forced to face at a young age alongside tension-building percussion, punchy riffs and galvanic vocals.
Working as a leading industry engineer in Los Angeles, James is able to bring the sonics and blends of other genres into his own Punk oriented music. After receiving the instrumental from Ballon Beats, James locked himself inside his studio for two days while writing and redrafting lyrics. Once finished, he had to wait to record nine days while his voice rested. James then launched himself into a three-week-long mixing and mastering process of multiple revisions and references.
James Laurent on the inspiration behind his music:
“I got married at 19 and it has ended in divorce at 21. I don’t regret a second of it but it has taught me many life lessons and aged me well beyond my years. I really wanted to encapsulate everything I have given to make my career a reality.”
Music has been the biggest part of James Laurent’s life and has helped him through his most difficult times from overcome drug addiction to failed relationships. Making his own music allows James to paint pictures better than he ever could with a canvas and brush. With downfalls in life such as overdosing, family deaths, mental health issues, failed marriage and the stress of divorce; life hasn’t been easy for James Laurent. But the one thing that has always been constant is music.
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US heavy hitters Calling All Captains have dropped a new track, ‘Undone’.
On the track the band say: “The track is about the person in your life that makes everything about them and takes no responsibility for their own actions.”
Starting out very vocal heavy, the track then dives into their more melodic heavy side which just screams out right into your soul and from there, that all leads into a finale which I can’t wait to hear a crowd sing back.
check out the video for ‘Undone’ below or stream it via your preferred service.
As final appetizer from the show captured at The Mill Nightclub near the band’s hometown in Yorkshire, England, PARADISE LOST unveil new single and live video of their legendary hit ‘As I Die’.
Guitarist and songwriter Greg Mackintosh comments: “This song is almost 30 years old and its popularity amongst our fans, old and new, still amazes us. It marked a turning point in our career and if you missed it, here it is played live at The Mill.”
Tired of sunshine, singing birds and all these smiling people around? Good. PARADISE LOST have just the right amount of misery and grimness at hand for you and are ready to release the testimony of last year’s intimate streaming event “At The Mill” today, to herald this year’s autumn.
Captured at The Mill Nightclub near the band’s hometown in Yorkshire, England, the recording of the BluRay was directed by Ash Pears, mixed by Les Smith and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano, and unites the band’s greatest songs of the past 30 years in one show.
Behold! Arise! Vast distances from Earth’s dimension, in a galaxy millions of light-years away, the WIZARDTHRONE resurges! Traversing vivid sci-fi multiverses in the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft via comprehensively established technical death, power and symphonic black metal, Hypercube Necrodimensions(out today via Napalm Records) is a bombastic journey through hyperspace and otherworldly realities. Featuring members of ALESTORM, GLORYHAMMER, AETHER REALM, FORLORN CITADEL, NEKROGOBLIKON and more, the musical brilliance of WIZARDTHRONE is absolutely undeniable.
In celebration of Hypercube Necrodimensions being released today, WIZARDTHRONEreveal their single and video for “Black Hole Quantum Thermodynamics”! WIZARDTHRONE pushes the boundaries of technical synth metal, displaying incredible musicality on their new single. Lyrically exploring tales of journeys through alternate dimensions, “Black Hole Quantum Thermodynamics” is guaranteed to conquer the hearts of tech-death, power- and symphonic metal fans!
Check out the video for ‘Black Hole Quantum Thermodynamics‘ below.
Guitarist/Songwriter M. Archistrategos Barber elucidates further: “Black Hole Quantum Thermodynamics” was the first track written for WIZARDTHRONE, and encapsulates the deadliest facets of Extreme Wizard Metal. What better way to celebrate the momentous release of Hypercube Necrodimensions than bestowing a gift of this sort upon the Earth? Such a relentless and brutal song would surely need to be mirrored by an equivalent spectacle, and so it was that we entrusted the venerable videomage J. “Iconoclast” Nageer with this daunting task. Never before has the blasphemous allure of the boundless abyss been portrayed with such devastating accuracy! Xhul praises all who have waited patiently for this release, and assures you that diabolical forces are already in motion to further unleash the might of WIZARDTHRONE.”
Featuring guest appearances from Aleksi Munter (SWALLOW THE SUN/INSOMNIUM), Florian Magnus Maier (DARK FORTRESS/ALKALOID) and Evan Berry (WILDERUN), Hypercube Necrodimensions is a spectacular display of WIZARDTHRONE’s musical finesse, constantly pushing the boundaries of heavy metal and thus offering a one-of-a-kind extreme wizard metal listening experience!
Orders for ‘Hypercube Necrodimensions’ are available via the following link.
Los Angeles’ acclaimed Tennis System has unveiled another new track titled “Dizzy”, off the upcoming album ‘Autophobia.’
Tennis System’s Matty Taylor says, “”Dizzy” is about the time I had during the pandemic to reflect on myself. I used that time to really dive deep inside me and decide what I wanted out of life, or what’s left of it.
The video for “Dizzy” is meant to show my perspective of the day of a show. The things I typically do the day of a show, from the Yerba mate I drink to the tacos I eat. How I find peace before the chaos.”
Tennis System has announced a short run of West Coast dates in December (SF, LA and San Diego) with Fearing and Deyssi. See dates/admat below.
The upcoming ‘Autophobia’ is Tennis System’s first new full-length since 2019’s ‘Lovesick’ and marks a thrilling new chapter and a logical shift in sound for the project.
Check out ‘Dizzy’ below.
Pre-orders for ‘Quiet Panic’ are available via the following link.
The Bottom Line have dropped a bouncy new track, ‘Long Time Coming’ which channels just exactly what they do best.
Cal Amies (Vocals) had this to say about the tune:
“It’s a bit of a weird one to say exactly what Long Time Coming is written about as when we first started the writing process it was before the pandemic. We had been let down by a few people and even felt like we’d been advantage of in some cases.
“Over the recording process LTC took on a life of its own and we all feel it means so much more than that now… This song belongs to all of you. Whether a celebration of the pandemic slowly becoming a part of our history, something you’re proud to have conquered or a middle finger to people who haven’t believed in you, we really hope and believe that anybody can connect to this song. So however you interpret it, we hope you love it, and we can’t wait to get back to playing live so we can play it for you. Stay healthy, stay happy!”
Glaswegian trio CHVRCHES have dropped a brand new single, ‘Good Girls’, the latest track to be taken from their soon-to-be-released fourth record, ‘Screen Violence’.
Lauren Mayberry (vocals) had the following to say.
“The opening line (killing your idols is a chore) was something I wrote after listening to some friends arguing about the present day implications of loving certain problematic male artists – I was struck by the lengths that people would go to in order to excuse their heroes and how that was so juxtaposed to my own experiences in the world. Women have to constantly justify their right to exist and negotiate for their own space. We’re told that Bad Things don’t happen to Good Girls. That if you curate yourself to fit the ideal – keep yourself small and safe and acceptable – you will be alright, and it’s just not fucking true.”
You can check out ‘Good Girls’ and its video below.
The band’s fourth record, ‘Screen Violence’ is set to be released on August 27th 2021 via Virgin EMI / Glassnote Records.
Pre-orders for the record are available via the label’s webstore.
Florida five-piece CAPSTAN continue to satiate their fanbase with new music in the lead-up to the release of their second album SEPARATE,out July 23 via Fearless Records.
Capstan have shared the video for the new song ‘blurred around the edges’ featuring an unexpected yet stunning guest appearance from sax sensation Saxl Rose. The song is intimate — almost too intimate — and anchored by a quirkily resonant riff and DeMario’s impassioned vocals.
“It’s a vulnerable look into my mental state at its lowest point, but writing and playing it has helped me work through a lot of what I was feeling. I hope those who are feeling similar things can find catharsis in it too,” says Mabry about the song that goes so deep it hits marrow.
Check out the video for ‘Blurred Around The Edges’ below.
Capstan fire off a high-energy and unique mix of post-hardcore, prog rock, and metalcore, fusing deeply emotional lyrics and melodic choruses with major breakdowns and techy, push and pull instrumentation. The band has toured across the U.S., Canada, and Europe over the course of their career, supporting Silverstein, Bayside, Trash Boat, Set It Off, and taking part in the final Vans Warped Tour in 2018. They released their debut full-length record, Restless Heart, Keep Running, through Fearless Records in September 2019.
As the world locked down in 2020, Capstan took advantage of their time off the road to construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct songs for what would become SEPARATE. Having recently gone through a divorce, it was a tough time for guitarist Mabry. Most of the songs are about the depression and reflection he experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Capstan entered the studio with producer Machine [Lamb of God, Fall Out Boy] with one goal in mind: To make a record with no filler and all bangers.
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-order options below.
1. pretext 2. shades of us 3. take my breath away // noose 4. alone (Featuring Shane Told) 5. blurred around the edges (Featuring Saxl Rose) 6. tongue-biter 7. abandon 8. shattered glass 9. sway (Featuring Charlene Joan) 10. decline