Pittsburgh’s rising rock band Young Fox has released their new EP, Predecessors, today via Spartan Records. The release is currently available digitally at iTunes and from Spartan Records at http://spr.tn/youngfox.
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ISLANDER have premiered the video for “Coconut Dracula”, from one of REVOLVER’s ‘Most Anticipated Albums of 2014’, Violence & Destruction. The lead single showcases ISLANDER’s flawless integration of alt-rock stylings and blasts of melodic intensity, providing the scene with a much-needed breath of creativity and dynamism. Out to prove why they are one of ALTERNATIVE PRESS’ ‘100 Bands You Need to Know’, ISLANDER’s Violence & Destruction will quickly catapult itself to the top of your playlist, on repeat. ISLANDER’s Violence & Destruction is released July 8th.
Keep your eyes on ISLANDER as they join their label-mates on the Victory Records Stage all summer long for the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
View the full list of dates
Pre-orders of ISLANDER’s Violence & Destruction (out July 8th) are now available exclusively at VictoryMerch.com. International shipping is available.
SONIC SYNDICATE Releases Official ‘Before You Finally Break’ Music Video feat. SOILWORK’s Björn ‘Speed’ Strid!Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Videos with tags Before You Finally Break, Bjorn "Speed" Strid, metal, Music Video, New Album, new music, soilwork, Sonic Syndicate on June 11, 2014 by Randy
Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse SONIC SYNDICATE have released the official music video for the second single, ‘Before You Finally Break’, off the band’s upcoming self-titled, fifth album.
The clip was shot by renowned director Patric Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, uvm) and features SOILWORK singer Björn ‘Speed’ Strid on guest vocals. Check it out at http://smarturl.it/SoSyBYFB
Commented singer Nathan James Biggs: „I’m honored to call Speed a friend. I’ve been a big SOILWORK fan for years. Those guys were a massive hand in crafting that trademark Swedish sound so it made perfect sense to ask Speed when we knew we wanted to do a song with guest vocals. Performance wise I think we have similar styles and execution, but at the same time we both have our own thing going on so the voices compliment each other to great effect. My idea was also to have a real battle between our vocals. I hate it when you have these “featuring” songs and the guest just pops up for a chorus and then does backing vocals for a while in the verse or something. This is a real fight between us for the mic and I’m sure people are gonna appreciate that.“
Bjorn “Speed” Strid adds:
“Working with Sonic Syndicate is always a pleasure, whether it’s in the studio, tour, or in a cool looking abandoned car shop in the industrial area of Gothenburg. I loved recording vocals on this song and especially being able to do somewhat of a duet with Nathan Biggs. He’s a truly talented singer and a good friend. Doing the video was easy, fun and pretty intense at the same time. It turned out real sick.. Check it out!”
The first single off the album, ‘Black Hole Halo’, can be viewed at http://youtu.be/7RxHJeKNXSQ
Also check out the studio trailer for more info:
Part #1 can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/MgWlvLrUjOc
Part #2 is available here: http://youtu.be/fAqC_WEYrcI
Part #3 can be checked out at this location: http://youtu.be/oahYekbZD-g
The album will be self-titled and is set to be released July 8, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
Commented guitarist, main songwriter and founding member, Robin Sjunnesson: “We decided to go with this one as a “Self-Titled” release. Mainly because as an album we have put everything we’ve got into it. All of our experience as musicians, the evolution of the music, the sound from all eras of the band, and also the road we have taken as people. This is us, this is Sonic Syndicate in all its beauty and destruction. It shows our strength, our love for melody, our scars, our energy. The cover art is a definite representation of that. In the background, a battle-torn city laid to waste, four figures emerging together with only each other to depend on in an environment so harsh, only those with a tough heart, body and soul can survive. The tone throughout this album is definitely darker, and as my Swedish family would say “With a red-line running in the middle” so we put this into the colour-scheme. We could not be more proud of this album, and we thank our fans for the support, it’s because of them that we’re here. This album is for you.”
The album will include a total of 11 tracks while the limited edition digipak will feature no less than 3 bonus tracks on top.
Sonic Syndicate tracklist:
01. Day Of The Dead
02. Black Hole Halo
03. Long Road Home
04. My Revenge
05. Before You Finally Break (feat. Speed/SOILWORK)
06. Catching Fire
08. It Takes Me
09. See What I See
10. So Addicted
11. The Flame That Changed The World
12. Diabolical Work Of Art
13. What We Shared
14. Another Soldier Down
Sonic Syndicate marks the band’s first release in four years after taking a break after touring the world in support of 2010’s critically acclaimed We Rule The Night.
Commented the band: “It’s crazy, exciting, and mind-blowing to be back! The one thing we were looking forward to more than hitting the studio, was getting back on the road and seeing our fans, and now we have a killer new album to go out with! We can’t wait for you to hear the new material, and of course we’ll be ripping apart the stage with our favorite songs from all our albums! It is our personal mission to guarantee that these will be our most kick-ass, energetic and dynamic live shows yet. If you’ve seen SOSY live before then you’re gonna want to see the “Diabolical Tour of Art” as its gonna be bigger, better and more bad-ass. If you’ve never seen SOSY live before then now is the perfect time to join the party, and get to one of the cities we’re playing. Damn, this is gonna be good!”
EMMURE is proud to present the music video for the heavy-hitting single off of their sixth studio album, Eternal Enemies, “E”. Serving as homage to their loyal legion of fans, “E” will undoubtedly be the catalyst for thousands of mosh-pits to come.
Bold, lawless, and cutthroat, EMMURE prove once again that they are on the ground floor of innovative, venue-packing heavy metal.
EMMURE is now on tour in support of Eternal Enemies, heading to Europe before their headlining run on the Victory Records Stage all summer at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. View all tour dates.
“Eternal Enemies’ slab of relentless, skull battering deathcore finds Emmure in top form.” – Alternative Press
THE HELLPOP II Tour To Launch January 2, 2014 With
BUTCHER BABIES, DEVOUR THE DAY & ALL HAIL THE YETI
‘BLOOD’ Album Sales Surge Past 200,000
“WHORE” Single #17 At Active Rock Radio
Band To Set Sail On SHIPROCKED Cruise In January 2014
You’ve heard the song, now it’s time to see the video – IN THIS MOMENT are proud to unveil “Whore” in its full cinematic splendor, and have released the song’s official music video today across Clear Channel’s nationwide network of websites. You can watch the video on your favorite Clear Channel Active Rock radio station website or Facebook page, or CLICK HERE to view the video at iHeartRadio.com.
The video has a stark voyeuristic feel, combining the theatrical aplomb that marks IN THIS MOMENT’s live performances with visuals that are as compelling as they are disturbing. Directed by Robert Kley, who was also at the helm for the band’s “Adrenalize” and “Blood” videos, “Whore” co-stars MOTIONLESS IN WHITE frontman Chris Motionless. “His look is so perfect for the dirty vintage feel of the video, and he was a perfect gentleman while being violated by me,” says IN THIS MOMENT frontwoman Maria Brink.
“I knew how amazing placing the visual arts to ‘Whore’ would be when we wrote it, and I have been waiting to release this video since we recorded the song,” Brink continues of the band’s new video. “I am so passionate about the concepts and every single detail that goes into shooting a music video, and I created my own stimulating visual metaphor to make this – I am grateful to have worked with Robert Kley again, he always seems to help me bring what I see in my mind to life. ‘Whore’ is a song that pushes boundaries, and I needed the video to do the same. The song is about taking back control. It is about rising above and finding the power within ourselves. I hope everyone enjoys it!”
Adds IN THIS MOMENT guitarist Chris Howorth: “‘Whore’ is one of my favorite songs on ‘Blood’ and the video is the best we have created to date – it’s just as creepy and sexy as our live show, with a bunch of extra surprises. Maria really outdid herself on this one… this is her twisted vision brought to life, enjoy!”
“Whore” continues to climb at radio, where the track currently sits at #17 with a bullet on the Active Rock charts. The song is the third single from IN THIS MOMENT’s breakthrough album ‘Blood’ – released in August 2012 on Century Media Records, it marked the highest debut of the band’s career, entering the Billboard Top 200 at No. 15 and selling more than 20,000 units first week. The record has emerged as one of the best selling rock albums of the past year, recently surpassing 200,000 in sales according to SoundScan.
IN THIS MOMENT are kicking off 2014 with THE HELLPOP TOUR II. Set to launch January 2 in Portland, OR, the 16-city tour wraps January 25 in Cape Coral, FL, where the band will then make a return engagement on the SHIPROCKED cruise January 26-30, which sets sail out of Miami, FL, to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. For more information, visit www.shiprocked.com. Joining IN THIS MOMENT on HELLPOP II are BUTCHER BABIES in direct support, DEVOUR THE DAY and ALL HAIL THE YETI. The band wrapped the first leg of their headlining HELLPOP extravaganza November 27 in Los Angeles.
Two Crowd Surge fan packages are available for the January run, one with a ticket and pre-show meet-and-greet, and the other including a ticket, t-shirt and meet-and-greet. For more details on fan club packages, please visit the official In This Moment Facebook page. Tickets for all shows are available now, and complete dates are listed below.
Maria Brink had this to say about her provocative photo shoot to promote “Whore”: “I decided to pose nude for the visual art for ‘Whore’ to evoke a raw vulnerable emotion. The word WHORE written down my back and the dunce cap symbolize me placing myself on the stake for those who are suffering, and I can only hope to encourage at least one person to find the self worth and love they deserve to transcend out of a painful situation into a beautiful one. It is about finding our power and taking a stand. We are resilient beings and need to realize our incredible strengths. I will not bow down to others perceptions of me. I will only rise in the name of art, love and music.”
IN THIS MOMENT HELLPOP TOUR
(BUTCHER BABIES, DEVOUR THE DAY & ALL HAIL THE YETI in support):
02: Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
03: Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market
04: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
05: Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
07: Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
08: Kansas City, MO – The Midland By AMC
10: Arlington Heights, IL – HOME Bar
11: Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
12: Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
14: Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
15: Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo
17: Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
18: Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
19: Huntington, NY – The Paramount
(featuring FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE, SEVENDUST, LACUNA COIL, BUTCHER BABIES, CANDLEBOX and more)
26-30: Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
IN THIS MOMENT online:
IN THIS MOMENT is:
MARIA BRINK – vocals
CHRIS HOWORTH – lead guitar
TRAVIS JOHNSON – bass
RANDY WEITZEL – rhythm guitar
TOM HANE – drums
Chicago power trio DIAMOND PLATE have launched their music video for “Dance With Reality” directed by Lester Cohn (MASTODON, NEIL YOUNG, CHEVELLE). This track is taken from DIAMOND PLATE‘s sophomore album, PULSE, which is out now via Earache/Century Media Records. To watch the video for “Dance With Reality,” please visit Metal Underground.com at the link below:
DIAMOND PLATE comments:
“Our goal with this music video was to capture the band’s live energy in a cinematic way while giving the viewer more than just a video of us playing live.
Thanks to our director Lester, our cinematographer Andrew, all of the cast and crew, and the 1966 Chevelle for being a badass motherfucker.”
DIAMOND PLATE recently returned home from an amazing three-week run with DEATH ANGEL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, BATTLECROSS, and REVOCATION. Head over to Digital Tour Bus.com to read all about DIAMOND PLATE‘s Rocky Mountains madness, their Raging Recipes for protein-packed meals on the road, and their “Damage Instruments Inc.“report.
DIAMOND PLATE is:
Konrad Kupiec – Guitars
Matt Ares – Vocals/Bass Guitar
DIAMOND PLATE online: