Cork based recording collaborative, The Grey Merchant, today announce details of a 3rd single release, ‘Convenience’ which goes on release May 31 2017 on Spotify, iTunes, and the usual digital platforms. The Grey Merchant is the collaborative recording project of Cork based Indie trio Neon Atlas’ bassist Enda O’Flaherty and a collection of friends and fellow musicians. Drawing comparisons with classic noise and stoner rock, influences like Kyuss and Fu Manchu can be heard. ‘Convenience’ is the follow up to their earlier single releases ‘Spotless (The Protecting Veil)’ and ‘The Last Transmission’, and sets the tone for their forth-coming album ‘Avenue De Rennes’ expected in late July this year.

SharpTone Records are incredibly pleased to announce the signing of Huntsville, Alabama’s own Widowmaker. In celebration of the news, the deathcore five piece have released a brand new video for their track ‘The Nihilist’. Widowmaker stated on the signing:
“We have worked very hard and have tried tirelessly to build the best team we could around us throughout our career. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of the SharpTone family. They work very hard for us and we look forward to our future with SharpTone!“

Black Emerald are a Reading area based band, sporting influences ranging from hard rock, thrash, doom, southern and progressive metal. ‘Dr. Stein’ will be featured on our debut album, to be released later this year. The video was released on Monday 8th May and was made by Very Metal Art.

CA – Los Angeles’ thriving industrial rock band 3TEETH has revealed a video for their brand-new single, ‘Away From Me’. The track is found on the band’s upcoming album, ‘<shutdown.exe>, which is due out on May 19th via OMF Records.

“I believe we live in very regressive times despite our huge advances in technology and communication. We’re still territorially pissing like cavemen, and the tragedy of the commons has become an accepted way of life. The song is really about how strong willed minds can still stay autonomous and empowered even in the face of all this. I wanted the video to represent this from a human story rather than a political one as it’s becoming more and more apparent that geopolitics outweigh the human experience in terms of what is navigating our world.” – Alexis Mincolla (vocals)

New York death metal pioneers Suffocation will release their new album ‘…Of The Dark Light’ on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has released a lyric video for a brand new song from that album entitled ‘Return To The Abyss’

At the beginning of June, Sweden’s heavy music masters In Flames will once again tour Europe, during which they will be playing some of the biggest festivals that the continent has to offer. To celebrate their return to Rock Am Ring, Hellfest, Download and many others, the band has unveiled its new music video for ‘Here Until Forever’, taken from their latest full-length release ‘Battles’. This stunning animated clip, directed by award-winning Mexican filmmaker Luis Téllez (Jacinta, La Noria and Fusilaron a la Virgen), is a masterclass in stop motion animation.

Singer Anders Fridén states:
“Ever since hearing Scorpions ‘Still loving you’ for the first time, I wanted to write the ultimate love song. It’s difficult to top the mighty Germans, but this is my attempt.”

Athens, GA – Indie-rock band, Son & Thief, released their debut full-length album, ‘Repair’, a collection of atmospheric tracks composed of experimental sounds and catchy melodies. The album, featuring alluring singles, ‘Million Dollar Rocket’ and title track, ‘Repair’, is now available for download and streaming worldwide.

Following on from the debut Girls in Magazines’, the now fully formed alternative pop trio Venetian is set to launch in 2017 withEcho’ – a perfectly crafted blend of alternative pop, dance and indie-inspired brand new song, paired with contrasting, yet well-balanced assault of melodic vocals. ‘Echo’ is the second official single release of the band and its debut one as a female-fronted pop powerhouse. Set to the beautiful landscapes of the hills of England, this stunningly shot video truly demonstrates the vastness of the world the group sings about, as the track draws on personal experiences of how the strongest connections between people do not falter irrespective of time, distance or circumstance.

On the lyrics and message behind ‘Echo’, the band explains: “This song is about how a past relationship can affect you, how what happens between you and your ex leaves an everlasting mark. And sometimes, even years down the line, when the connection is that strong, there is still nothing that can stop you from coming back together. You tell yourself the break-up was for the better over and over again, but you both just can’t stay away from each other.

Finnish progressive metal band Humangod has released a new single on May 2nd 2017 and hits the road for Eastern European tour. The ‘Real Me’ is Humangod’s fourth release and it presents an energetic and especially metal-infused Humangod, who still beautifully hold on to their roots. Humangod was founded in 2008. Their music can be described as atmospheric, progressive metal from Finland.

Temple Of Lies release their storming single ‘Skin’ today, the second track taken from their new album ‘The Serial Killer Suite’  which is set for release on 1st July. ‘Skin’ is a monster of a single, dark and delicious with chunky, mauling riffs hammering down over a seriously heavy groove and Si Shaw’s gravel laden vox. The video gives the track a serious twist as alongside the lyrical darkness, it adds a certain amount of sauciness & bare assed cheek. Literally.

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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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