The Disciples of Babylon’s sound can easily be aligned with some of rock music’s biggest names including The Foo Fighters, Queen, The Who, & Muse. The band seeks to incorporate the main stylistic elements that have transcended all rock music eras into their music to create a loud, stadium-worthy sound that attracts and entertains all rock fans. Disciples of Babylon have already toured with highly respected names in rock music such as Kid Rock, Aerosmith and the Dave Matthews Band.
Founded in 2012, Disciples of Babylon originally began as a trio made up of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Eric Knight, lead guitarist Ramon Blanco and bassist Gui Bodi. The band later added drummer Chris Toeller to round out their sound. Just last year, Disciples of Babylon recorded and released their debut EP, ‘Welcome to Babylon’.
‘Karma’ is the lead single kicking off the 3-song EP as well as the band’s first official music video. The hard-hitting, powerhouse vocals from Knight coupled with the expansive visual shots of red mountains and dirt roads perfectly fuel the video’s overall message of finding an escape and allowing karma to deal with all of the toxic people. “My soul can’t keep it’s sanity, the karma lies with you.”
Stoner power doom & sludge metal outfit High Fighter have just unveiled a first music video from their upcoming debut album ‘Scars & Crosses’ for the track ‘Blinders’.
Formed in the summer of 2014 by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis, this band is a volatile cocktail of heavy as hell riffs fuelled by beer and the mighty weedian riffs. Add a heavy dose of the blues and these deadly schizophrenic vocals, and these guys and girl offer something special to the Sludge, Blues and Stoner Scene. After their critically acclaimed debut EP ‘The Goat Ritual’ released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows over Europe including UK dates, festivals, several tours and shows with bands such as Ahab, Mammoth Storm, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, The Midnight Ghost Train & many more, High Fighter will release their first & full length album ‘Scars & Crosses’ on June 10th 2016 with Svart Records.
While the band follows their DIY- attitude, the self-produced video for ‘Blinders’ has been filmed and edited by High Fighter’s bassist Constantin Wüst. Vocalist Mona Miluski tells The Obelisk: “This shot was fun, 100%-DIY. I also think this track perfectly represents one of the main issues we deal with on our debut record. ‘Scars & Crosses’ is about a dark past, about the wounds and scars of your soul that life may have given you. It’s about your inner demons, and especially people in society or in any relationships will find your scars as a bad attitude, a bad character. You often need to be a ‘Blinder’, change yourself until you will be accepted, liked or loved. On this album we say no, having your scars are not a bad character and you should not change yourself or try to ignore these scars until you’re “worth” to be loved. Learn to also love those who have their scars, we all have them…these darkest days, moments and demons in life, your entire history, our scars engrave us, they belong to you as much as the good sides.“
The London based three piece Cairo Son continues to build a formidable fan-base throughout the UK with acclaimed appearances (including a support slot with Tax The Heat) under their belts. The release of ‘Lion In A Cage’ and the accompanying video, will further cement the band’s burgeoning appeal. The acclaimed new album ‘Storm Clouds’ is out now.
With a sound that matches Alice In Chains’ destructive melodies with Soundgarden’s irreverent guitar punch; Cairo Son are a hard-hitting, lyrically thought-provoking power trio. Musically and culturally diverse, Cairo Son is a trio of like-minded souls from vastly different backgrounds, connected by passion for music as powerful as it is emotional. With a dark and bitter sound, this post-grunge stoner rock trio create a musical landscape for the future that’s fresh, instant and utterly unwavering in its intent.
Since the release of their debut album ‘Heart Against The Feather‘ in 2012, Cairo Son have since seen their fan base grow in both number and loyalty after a relentless gigging schedule. Led by the explosive vocals and blistering guitar work of Magdy and propelled by a groove heavy rhythm section featuring Rico (bass) and former Laid8 drummer Dave, the band have received rave reviews and radio airplay both here in the UK and overseas.
Shadowdream is a musical project, created with a goal to always discover new musical landscapes and reinvent itself in the domain of Art. This eclecticism led its author Rastko Perisic through many musical changes, from the humble beginnings in the domain of black metal, through dark ambient and neoclassical tones into something which can be only described as midnight jazz, on the latest opus titled ‘The Sunsettler’s Motel’. This is a film noir without a picture. It is a tale of crime painted with dark jazz tones, which will take you to the vast corners of suspense and mystery. It is a soundtrack for a film you can create within your imagination. And as there are always spare rooms in The Sunsettler’s Motel, welcome and let the noir be
‘Hate’ was filmed and edited by Hacktivist bassist Josh Gurner – on a budget of almost £10 – in the band’s lunch-breaks and days off from work, and gives a glimpse into their everyday lives. He had this to say on the subject of the track and video: “Lyrically, Hate deals with the phenomenon of the simmering jealousy that manifests itself as online bile when people see what they perceive as a glimpse of “success”. I wanted to address that in the video, and also add a twist on the idea that we’re living in an age where people seem to get the majority of their entertainment from a stylised version of ‘reality’, and even the most low-level ‘famous’ person exists publicly as a idealised version of themselves.”
“The video shows a day-in-the-life of the members of Hacktivist, and highlights the duality of our lives as the touring musicians that people see on a stage, in a video or on an album cover, and the more mundane ‘real’ lives that make up the majority of most band members’ time. “Hopefully anyone watching the video will see something they relate to, and maybe makes someone think twice before hating on blokes in bands who’re just doing stuff to add colour to their own existences. Also we hope it creates a more personal connection with fans of the band, and maybe instills in them a feeling that they could follow their passion too, as we’re all just regular people at the end of the day”.