Canadian Black/Death Metal band Arkos released their new video clip ‘Black Moon Ritual’ from their album ‘Black Moon Ritual’. The video was filmed by  “Pete Jonze Productions” in Québec. The band was formed in 2014 at Sherbrooke, Québec. After releasing their first demo in 2015, the guys entered the studio and the result was their first album ‘Black Moon Ritual’, that was released in March 2016.

‘Dark Energy’ is the first single to be released from Temple of Lies forthcoming album ‘The Serial Killer Suite’. Treacle thick, heavy and seething with riffs and undulating melodies, this is a storming single to kick the campaign off and ramps up the excitement for this hugely talented Midlands based band’s forthcoming summer release.

Sikth are back! The Watford mathcore sextet that stumbled upon a sound unexplored, who devised their own Morse code of metal – one that mushroomed into labyrinthine detours and tangents, that ultimately lead to the birth of the djent metal, the band’s whose legacy gave the inspiration for bands like Protest The Hero, TesseracT, Animals As Leaders and Periphery after their hiatus in 2007, are back, with what will be, one of the finest albums of 2017 – ‘The Future In Whose Eyes?’ The band have also shared a new track from the record titled ‘Vivd’

Anathema are premiering the first track from their forthcoming new studio album ‘The Optimist’ entitled “Springfield”.

Daniel Cavanagh explains the song choice “Here we present the song ‘Springfield’, it’s actually the song that closed our unforgettable Wembley gig with Opeth and it seemed to be a track that just fell into place without much effort. It seemed to do itself. The song forms part of a narrative that runs through The Optimist album, it’s a narrative that begins where A Fine Day To Exit left off. The album is a journey. The songs are ambiguous. There is no right or wrong way to take them. Make of them what you will.”

Through Fire are a four piece hard rock band hailing from Omaha, Nebraska quickly caught the attention of several industry executive’s and inked a deal with Sumerian Records in September of 2015.  Comprised of lead singer Grant Kendrick, guitarist Justin McCain, drummer Patrick Mussack and bassist Jesse Saint, the bands live show is poised to rally fans throughout the world.  Impacting radio along with their video premier for ‘Stronger’ in January 2016, Through Fire set out on the road with Adelitas Way for their first tour and introducing their brand to radio and fans alike.  That very successful run was followed up with 7 more weeks on the road with industry veterans Otep for a full US assault. ‘Breathe’ is the recent video from ‘Through Fire’.

From Montreal, Canada, Young Critters is a band that offers a distinct blend of modern rock with a subtle touch of funk. Their unique sound and stage energy are the result of various influences such as Jack White, The Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The four piece band of Shaun, Nic, Maïko and Patrick express their art through heavy-bluesy guitar riffs and catchy grooves. Each song presents an intriguing in-your-head-all-day vibe, making Young Critters a compelling musical experience.

Forever Still reveal their music video ‘Break The Glass’, that the band worked out in collaboration with their fans – singer Maja Shining comments:

“When we started thinking about making a new music video, we decided, it would be fun to have our fans involved in it. We’ve always had a really close relationship with our fans and see them more like friends than fans, so we decided to have them choose the song and write the story with us and this is the result. Hope you enjoy it!”

Belgian math metallers Bear have premiered their new single and video ‘Masks’. The song is the first to be taken from their third full-length album ‘/// ‘ which is set for release on 7 April 2017 via Basick Records.

‘///’ is Bear’s most evocative and vitriolic album to date, comprising of eleven blistering tracks of crushingly heavy rhythms, distorted harmonies and demonic growls. Bearing resemblance to tech metal forerunners Meshuggah and the no-nonsense aggression of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Bear have a stylistic quality to them and this album is the exact embodiment of that.

Comments guitarist Leander Verheyen Tsjakalov, “Masks is about people who are afraid of being themselves, they put on a mask but behind that they still are the same person. The video reflects that. Only in the end the lead character in the video, who finds a mask to hide behind, loses her face. It’s an analogy for losing your true self if you pretend to be what you are not.”

After releasing their last album Noumenon in 2013, the band spent considerable time on the road throughout the UK and Europe, including appearances at UK Tech-Metal Festival, Euroblast and Groezrock. 

Brooklyn hard rock legends Life Of Agony have completed work on their new album and Napalm Records debut ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’, which will be released April 28th via Napalm Records. The first video offering for the album’s title track ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ has been unleashed. The video was directed by Leigh Brooks of Firebelly Films and was shot predominately in Hamburg, Germany with a few shots from the London show on LOA’s recent European tour.

“We were looking to capture the raw energy of our live show with the new video for ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’, says bassist Alan Robert. “As a longtime LOA fan, Director Leigh Brooks instantly knew exactly what we were going for. He’s been a fan since the early nineties and we finally met at the Electric Ballroom gig in London last year. He shot that show and we immediately became friends. He’s a super talented guy with great vision and a deep passion for this band. He and his crew got pretty banged up shooting this one (laughs). They got right in the pit with their equipment – the poor guys! Leigh was one of the very first people outside of the band to hear the new music and he was completely psyched to be involved.”

When Ramesses drummer Mark Greening (former Electric Wizard, With The Dead), vocalist Virginia Monti (Psychedelic Witchcraft), guitarist Greg Elk and bassist Carl Geary joined forces to form Dead Witches, they founded no less than the heaviest occult doom beast to see the light this year. With their haunting vocals, heavy riffs, fuzzed bass and savage drumming, the band takes you to another world, a world of darkness.
‘Drawing Down The Moon’ video was produced and directed by the band, William J. Wallace and Josh Jones.  Debut album “Ouija” is available here.

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Always on the lookout for new music, Jo has an eclectic taste from 80's synth pop to black metal. Music creates many emotions and memories for Jo, using it as a soundtrack to her life. She en devours to absorb music, using it to inspire her creative works.

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