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.
Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music roundup. We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. 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!
Getting us off and running are the Flordian based rockers Go Radio with their single, ‘So Love’, their second offering of material since they returned from their hiatus last year.
This also marks the first single as an independent band where guitarist Alexander Reed calls ‘So Love’ a “significant moment” in their career.
“Today is a big day. Today we released a new song ‘So Love’ into the world. For us this one became much more than just a song. This song was mostly done in the studio with our producer @jamespaulwisner in Orlando. Before we had a chance to go back and finish it, COVID happened and all plans to get back in the studio were put on pause. This song is about love and the broader message is what the world really needs right now…unity and teamwork. To finish this song all four of us worked tirelessly at our own homes tracking the finishing touches, sending them back and forth, and then consulting with our producer. This one took a lot of communication, a lot of patience and a lot of love. It’s more than just a song to me, it’s an example of how much better the world is when people come together. We need a lot of that right now. I hope this one finds you well xoxo”
Earlier this week, I posted about Sleeping With Sirens announcement of their upcoming deluxe version of their record, ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’.
That’s set to be released August 21st via Sumerian Records which will feature one new track as well as acoustic versions of the records material.
Now, I’ve loved that track ‘Talking To Myself’ so much I had to include it in this weeks roundup.
Now it’s time for a reworked version of a track.
Greyscale have been working on a new EP, ‘Live From The Barber Shop Studios’. ‘Painkiller Weather’ is the second release off this EP.
Dallas Molster (Guitar) explains how it all came together:
“Every single member of the band grew up with an incredibly wide musical palette. We were drawn to everything from jazz, classic rock, hip-hop and anything in between. We saw this as an opportunity to rearrange our songs in totally different styles and to tap into some different musical influences than usual.
“It started with our good friend, Skyler Patzer, who had written the piano arrangement previously on our Punk Goes Acoustic ‘Atlantic’ track. I had written the acoustic, bass, and drum loop parts for a reworked version of ‘Painkiller Weather,’ and then sent it off to Skyler, who then wrote a beautiful piano part to accompany what I had written. The chemistry and workflow that I had developed with Skyler was so enjoyable that I wanted to work on another song with him.”
Keeping on reworked versions of tracks, State Champs have their ‘Unplugged’ EP set to be released on August 14th via Pure Noise Records.
This features four new tracks as well as two acoustic versions off their 2018 record, ‘Living Proof’.
Here’s one of those new tracks, ’10AM’.
And lastly, we’re going heavy to round things up on this weeks new music roundup.
Alpha Wolf have stunned their audience witht he release of their new single ‘Creep’, their second single following ‘Akudama’, which is off the band’s upcoming record, ‘A Quiet Place To Die’ due to be released via Sharptone Records on September 25th 2020.
An iron will is only ever hardened within the forge, and Australia’s fastest rising metalcore act Alpha Wolf have proven they are made of sterner stuff. The five-piece bared their teeth in 2019 with the release of their EP Fault in joint partnership with Greyscale Records and SharpTone Records, it became a line in the sand that set expectations for all that would follow.
“‘Creep’ vents on frustrations and betrayals faced growing up attending and playing shows in the heavy music scene,” reflects vocalist Lochie Keogh. “It wasn’t long after first coming to shows I realised I was still in the same popularity contest that cast me out when I was younger.”
And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles 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!
Floridian rock quartet Sleeping With Sirens have announced the release of their upcoming deluxe edition of their sixth studio record, ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’.
Set to be released via Sumerian Records On Friday, August 21s 2020, the record contains the brand new track, ‘Talking To Myself’ as well as acoustic versions of ‘Leaving It All Behind’, ‘Agree To Disagree’ and ‘Ghost’.
‘How It Feels To Be Lost’ has been heralded as a major return to the band’s earlier, heavier form. Since it’s release on September 6th, 2019, ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’ has accumulated a total of 40 million Spotify streams, 14 million views on YouTube, 68 million streams worldwide and has been featured on flagship streaming playlists including Spotify’s ‘Rock This’ and ‘New Core’, Amazon Music’s ‘Rock Scene’ as well as being included on Apple Music’s ‘Breaking Hard Rock’, Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ & ‘Kickass Metal’ and Deezer’s ‘Heavy New Rock’.
Since emerging in 2010, Sleeping With Sirens have tested the boundaries of rock by walking a tightrope between pop, punk, metal, hardcore, electronic, acoustic, and even a little R&B. This high-wire balancing act attracted a faithful fan base known as “Strays,” generated global album sales in excess of 1.5 million, ignited over half-a-billion streams, and achieved a trio of gold-selling singles: “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn,” “If You Can’t Hang,” and “Scene Two-Roger Rabbit.” They launched two albums—Feel and Madness—into the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200. They have graced magazine covers around the globe having been featured on the cover of Alternative Press a whopping eight times.
Now, the band have wiped the slate clean and turned the page to the next chapter. Sleeping With Sirens have re-centered, recalibrated, and realigned with their sixth full-length and first album for Sumerian Records, ‘How It Feels to Be Lost’, which was recorded at MDDN Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Zakk Cervini (Yungblud & Good Charlotte) and Matt Good (Asking Alexandria).
You can check out the album art, tracklisting, stream on the new track ‘Talking To Myself’ and Pre-order options below.
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”