Untamed as the seven seas, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS are set to release their anticipated and most honest studio album to date, Pirates, this Friday,May 13, via Napalm Records! Today, the band has released the majestic and energetic third single “Master The Hurricane” together with a stunning official video showing the international band in top shape once again!
The new single, “Master The Hurricane”, makes every symphonic metal enthusiast’s heart pound faster by managing to combine what makes VISIONS OF ATLANTIS so strong in 2022 in more than seven minutes of runtime. Singers Clémentine Delauney and Michele Guaitoli show the full range of their skills from soft and calm tones, over staccato sung parts and rough tones to a bombastic chorus that makes the listener dive deep into the new world of the band. The well elaborated and beautifully pointed guitar and drum lines make this song another hymn in the strong discography of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. The overall drums impress with a natural sound, while FEUERSCHWANZ‘s Ben Metzner adds a special touch to the song with his flute playing.
Check out the video for ‘Master The Hurricane’ below.
Hello 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!
Founded in 2003, WARFECT is one of the most convincing yet underrated acts in the Swedish metal scene. Straight from the Gothenburg underground, the three-piece carries their full potential to the next level with their fourth studio album Spectre of Devastation!
Fast screaming guitar tunes pave the way as brutal madness unfolds on “Into The Fray”. Swedish Thrash Metal War machine WARFECT pushes itself through spheres of pure heaviness directly into your core on their third single fresh off the new album, Spectre of Devastation, to be released this Friday, November 13!
WARFECT on ”Into The Fray”: “The song “Into The Fray” is about the Russian submarine disaster when Kursk sank during a military training operation and the horrors the crew faced during this event. The music is not only fast but has also heavy mid-tempo sections – perfect for headbanging – and takes a more melodic turn coming into the chorus. Check it out!”
Next, we move to the the salty air for the Swedish sea dogs YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS whom are ready to trim your Christmas tree in the most chilling of ways! The collective just released their new holiday single, “Drawn And Quartered”, along with an official animated music video.
Their new single is a rum-soaked harbinger of their upcoming 7inch, Drawn And Quartered, out on December 1, 2020 via Napalm Records – heralding in the jolliest season of the year in true swashbuckling manner, but with a ghoulish grin. Wrapped in the swag of pirate folk rock, the newly-interpreted, grim covers of two Christmas classics will draw the listener into a dark underworld of blood and bones.
YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS on the new single: “In YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS, for the last decade we have had a yearly tradition of defiling a Christmas classic. It started as an internal joke, never intended for an audience outside of the band. Now here we are today, releasing our 2020 annual adaptation on a metal label, haha! This year, it is the traditional carol “Hosanna in Excelsis (Ding Dong Merrily on High)” that has been dragged to the chopping block to be hung, drawn and quartered beyond recognition. We doubt that we will hear this version being sung by your average christmas choir anytime soon though.”
Now for something a little more fresh. The seeds of In Parallel were planted late at night almost 5+ years ago in the back room of a picture frame shop. With nothing more than a looped electronic drum sample and a few guitars, the first notes became the framework of the song “Bridge and Tunnel.” This particular song and its lyric “walk through waves and wade where others won’t – choose your words, say what others don’t” became a mission statement of sorts – a musical rebirth for its four members.
It took multiple recordings for the band to get all the sounds on their debut EP ‘Broken Codes’ correct – so much so that they scrapped the first two versions entirely. The band was inspired by their love of dark 80’s pop and 90’s shoegaze and post-hardcore – creating a sound that aims to balance contrastingly melodic, expansive and ambient moments.
In Parallel consists of Lance Black, Jesse Fine, Ryan Parrish and Mark Nash. The band recorded the EP in Nashville with the help of their most devoted fans from previous projects (Celebrity/Hopesfall) through a crowdfunding campaign. Bypassing the traditional structure of the music industry gave the three-piece group the freedom to lean into technology, ultimately treading new territory both sonically and lyrically.
Moving to the Ukraine’s for their busiest groove metal machine in the form of JINJER with their brand new single “Retrospection (Live)”, taken from their upcoming live album: Alive In Melbourne, which will be released on November 20, 2020 via Napalm Records. The live album and subsequent videos were filmed on March 5th this year during their debut Australian tour with the pandemic hot on the heels of their Macro World Tour, which would sadly, along with the rest of the musical landscape come to a screeching halt a week after the Melbourne set was captured for on film. Still, with JINJER’s sheer will, drive, determination and never give up attitude they were able to turn the madness of this year into a positive.
Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov comments: It‘s still pretty incredible that 4 Ukrainians travelled 14,770 km just to sing in their native language … to the welcoming ears, eyes and open arms of Melbourne. This night will forever be burned in our hearts and the beat of “Retrospection” fit that night like never before. Shows like this should happen each time we perform and we cannot wait to get back on tour to make sure that happens every night. Until then just enjoy this moment in time called Alive In Melbourne“
Despite the Global Pandemic, JINJER have managed to stay busier than before and besides releasing their debut live album, they toured Germany and Switzerland in September becoming the first non-European band to tour across borders during the age of Covid-19 and they are also currently filming videos for all remaining tracks on their previously released album Macro.
Now I think we need an Aussie band right now. How about a little bit of Bad/Love mixed with a bit of Crossfaith?
Social Suicide is a retort on how media influences society in an age where people are experiencing life through their phones. “Young women are chasing an unachievable photoshop appearance in order to feel accepted while boys are taught that they must not show emotion and should mistreat others to feel important.” says Landon Kirk. He continues “Social media & marketing influences every step we take and we march blindly without free thought. We are losing what makes us human and are trading it in for a cheap artificial quick fix. Social Suicide is an anthem to make people aware of the affect technology, media and social influence is having on the human condition and to be reminded to step away and find free thought once more.”
“This song is a critical message to the generation of Social media. I’ve been doubting whether it is really important for our lives. It is helpful BUT I also think that we shouldn’t be addicted to social media platforms because sometimes it’s wasting our time. I’d rather face myself and get self evolution than become a slave of Social media. Conservation or Revolution, go pick one!” Ken Crossfaith
Moving on in this weeks roundup, She is considered a vocalist of many genres including Jazz, Blues, Pop, Fusion, and Opera. Gabriella Metz is also a composer and arranger of both Classical and Jazz music.
She had completed all academic levels of her music studies and had also earned her Vocal Performance Diploma from the renowned London College of Music, and had been accepted at the prestigious Berklee College of Music for her Professional Music Bachelor’s Degree studies.
Her pop/rock ballad debut EP “Breaking Infinity” was released on May 3rd 2019 on all social platforms.
Now, set your sails for an intoxicating symphonic reverie backed by the marvelously talented Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague! Today, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS release their third live single, “Wanderers”, along with a bewitching official video, cut from their very first live DVD / Blu-Ray / CD, A Symphonic Journey To Remember (out this Friday, October 30 via Napalm Records).
Soft plugging violin lines and delicate piano harmonies encircle the marvelous intro, underlining the unique vocal range of exceptionally talented singer Clémentine Delauney. Cut from their chart-breaking album Wanderers, (#17 UK, #30 US, #39 DE) the bittersweet atmosphere even rises with the orchestra’s support and wraps the whole crowd into a pure maritime fairyland.
A Symphonic Journey to Remember highlights the band’s musical expertise, whilst also showcasing their impressive, rousing journey through the maritime depths. With this memorable, first-class live appearance, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS present a new peak in their musical output and underline that they’ve arrived in the royal symphonic league!
Let’s move to DRONES next. This band are finally back with their first single since the release of their highly conceptual album ‘Exiled’, which was out in 2018. ‘Josephine’ is a deeply personal journey into vocalist Lois McDougall’s past unhealthy relationship with alcohol.
“Growing up in Britain with its normalised binge-drinking culture, I never thought much about the fact I was relying on alcohol to feel relaxed and to have fun,” she says. “It wasn’t until recently that I was forced to tear myself away from it and realised how badly alcohol had been affecting me and my relationships. I wasn’t in control and was abusing myself with alcohol to try and suppress my depression. People started referring to the intoxicated me as ‘Josephine’. At first this was funny. Josephine was a clown. But there’s nothing funny about self-abuse. This song is about me realising that. Alcohol can be great, but if you don’t feel like you can say no to it, it’s time for a change.”
The accompanying music video for the hard-hitting single is an out-of-this-world claymation that features intricate models of each band member, crafted by animator William Davies, embarking on a journey to another world. The band have also enabled a virtual situation where you can walk around the Planet Josephine that appears in the video. You can login, chat with other fans and walk your characters around the environment on Topia.
The London-based band have been building a name for themselves with their powerful, high octane live shows and unique punk-fueled post-hardcore stylings. From playing underground squats to appearing on festival stages, Drones are more than ready to hit the road again when the current climate allows. The band have already supported the likes of Marmozets, Neck Deep, Gallows, Funeral For A Friend, Mallory Knox, Young Guns and H2O, as well as playing Download festival and packing out their own headline shows.
Time for a left field choice and a breakaway from what we’ve had this week on the music video roundup. This is Nothing, Nowhere.
Made in collaboration with KennyHoopla and JUDGE, the single is the latest in a line of standalone tracks nn has dropped this year, including ‘pretend’ and ‘lights 4444’. The Mason Mercer-directed music video features Kenny and nn “on a covert mission into the depths of an illicit black market.”
On the track, nothing,nowhere. said “‘blood’ is about being a metaphorical killer; killing relationships with people you care about and getting caught in that toxic cycle. I recorded the song with JUDGE and Kenny in 20 minutes. I shot the video with Kenny in Boston and we got to hang out with a bunch of rescue animals. It was a beautiful experience to be able to combine my love of animals, film and music into one shoot.”
Now, we have a belter of a track for you from some absolute legends in Rock.
After announcing the details of their new album ‘Medicine At Midnight’ at the weekend, Foo Fighters have now released a visual for lead single ‘Shame Shame’.
Where the song is a slow burning and atmospherically gripping slice of rock, the video is much darker. Full of interpretive dance and striking visuals, we see Dave Grohl struggling his way through a landscape before falling into oblivion.
This video is thought provoking to say the least but accompanied with the music, it’s one piece you can’t miss.
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!