Archive for April, 2016

No Funks Given Drop Guy Fieri Imbued House Track “Flavor Town”

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“Flavor Town” is the latest single from the half-comical, half- musical duo No Funks Given. The California duo are back with their house original that samples the almighty Guy Fieri directly, along with his Jaboody Dubs counterpart.

No Funks Given put together dynamic production bringing just what festival attendees are looking for this time of year: a lot of bass and a whole lot more energy. Filled with rich textures and out of bounds sounds, this single is sure to get any party started. “Flavor Town” is being released as a free download for fans to enjoy while they get ready for several other originals, along with some remixes that are to come soon from the California partnership. For now, enjoy the delectable “Flavor Town.”

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DIRT FEST 2016 Announces Lineup

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Dirt Fest 2016 featuring Killswitch EngageAsking AlexandriaHatebreedTriviumAttila, & more will go down in it’s new Metro-Detroit location on Saturday, August 13.

A newly reunited Bury Your Dead will also perform for the 10th Anniversary of their iconic record “Beauty And The Breakdown”, along with Michigan natives Walls Of Jericho and  Wilson.

Dozens more acts will round out the lineup of Metal, Hardcore, and Hard Rock bands performing on multiple stages at the Crofoot Festival Grounds in Downtown Pontiac, Michigan.

Tickets are on sale now. Go to www.dirtfest.com for General Admission and VIP Packages.

VERIDIA Release “Pretty Lies” feat. Matty Mullins

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Alternative band VERIDIA from Nashville, TN has released a music video for their latest single “Pretty Lies.” The track and video features Matty Mullins from Memphis May Fire and showcases a different side of the vocalist who is better known for his role in the metalcore outfit. The song is the title track from VERIDIA’s 2015 EP that debuted in the Top 20 of the iTunes Alternative Albums chart and spent 26 weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard charts with 6 weeks at #1. The imagery of the video aims to dismantle the distorted perception people have of themselves based on what they see on social media and vocalist Deena Jakoub hopes it will help others gain a sense of self-worth.

I was inspired to write ‘Pretty Lies’ because I was basically overwhelmed with the fact that I compared myself to other people,” says Jakoub. “The underlying message behind the video is that we waste too much time comparing ourselves to other people and images of people that aren’t real. I wanted Matty’s voice on it to represent the other side that we don’t normally think about, that guys go through this too.” Watch the full explanation of the video’s concept here.

Get the Pretty Lies EP now on iTunes.

WATCH VOCALIST DEENA JAKOUB EXPLAIN THE CONCEPT OF “PRETTY LIES”

About VERIDIA:
VERIDIA is a unique fusion of alt-rock with electronic elements, wrapped around the evocative vocals and presence of frontwoman, Deena Jakoub. Of Egyptian descent, Deena’s look and voice when mixed with the electronic/rock soundscape provided by co-founder and guitar player, Brandon Brown, drummer Kyle Levy and guitarist Trevor Hinesley is capturing fans at every show. The band – whose music has been featured during NCAA broadcasts on ESPN – has played Voodoo, Gulfport and Suburbia music festivals; headlined their own 17-city tour; opened multiple shows for Evanescence; and played to more than 600K people in arenas during Winter Jam 2014-2015. VERIDIA has released two 5-song EPs: 2014’s Inseparable, which features the #1 radio song, “We Are The Brave,” “Disconnected,” and Top 10 hit, “Furious Love”; along with 2015’s Pretty Lies, which debuted in the Top 20 on the iTunes Alternative Albums Chart. The lead single, “Pretty Lies feat. Matty Mullins” spent 26 weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard charts with 6 weeks at #1.

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Climate Control Release “Ghosts” Lyric Video

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The South African alternative rock outfit, Climate Control have released a lyric video for their newest single, “Ghosts“. After adding a new member, Brook Pakathi on synth in 2015, the band is taking full strides on giving the world a breath of fresh new music in 2016.

Purchase “Ghosts” on iTunes and make sure to watch the lyric video below.

Vocalist and guitarist, Nic Gonzalez comments, “‘Ghosts’ is an energetic, ponderous song about the concept of leaving a lasting legacy. It raises the questions: Does it all matter in the end? And do we actually leave a worthy mark on people and the world?”

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Dawn of Ashes Releases New Album “Theophany”

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Los Angeles, CA Industrial-Black Metal artists Dawn of Ashes will release their new album Theophany on Metropolis Records.

Seamlessly blending various forms of Extreme Metal and Industrial influences, Dawn Of Ashes is music of violent power, unrelenting destruction, and cinematic scope. Kristof Bathory of Dawn of Ashes describes Theophany as “Dawn of Ashes on steroids.” Theophany, is a ruthless horror show for the ears, eyes and mind. The new album shows Dawn Of Ashes in top form, with a renewed purpose that unifies the intense sonic aggression and Left Hand Path Occultism inspired lyrics that DoA has summoned in all of its incarnations.

Theophany is produced by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh, who has also produced releases for Motionless in WhiteBleeding Through and The Witch Was RightTheophany will released be May 20th on Metropolis Records.

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About Dawn of Ashes

DAWN OF ASHES: The very name calls to mind the legend of the Phoenix, a god-being born anew from the ashes of its own destruction. It unites the Alpha and Omega, signifying that every end is a beginning and vice versa, that life and death are one. So goes the destiny of this musical form: to die unto its first self, passing through the agonizing fire of purification, only to rise again to a new dawn, with renewed purpose.

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CYBERPUNKERS Release ‘Feel The Disco’ EP on Big Fish Records

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Electronic Masked duo CYBERPUNKERS prove once again that they’re the masters of mixing it up with the release of their Feel The Disco EP. Released on Big Fish Records, Feel The Disco is a high energy, 2 track Electro-House / Bass-House banger featuring throbbing basslines, distorted samples, and glitchy synths that are guaranteed to push any dancefloor into overdrive!

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The “Cyberpunkers” project is the child, born in 2006, of the passion for Cyberpunk culture of two young Italian DJ’s. The format aims at giving a fresh start to this style. In a nutshell, a transposition of the Cyberpunk world in modern clubbing. Through several performances at famous clubs, “Cyberpunkers” drew lots of interest and ended up being much taked about for both their original look, made of masks behind which their true identity is hidden, and for the originality of their shows, which are marked out by the use of two consoles at once and powered by several audio machines. Cyberpunkers shared the stage of the biggest electronic European festivals with such worldwide stars. Such a tight schedule did not prevent them from doing a lot of important singles and remixes.
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The Anthem Premiere New Music Video for “Like You’re James Dean”

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Pop-punk quartet The Anthem has released a new music video for the single “Like You’re James Dean”. The Pulp Fiction-esque video was shot in Rome by the Audax Cor Agency.

The song is about those people who only care about appearance and act like they are better than the rest, but who have nothing special to offer,” bassist/vocalist Paolo Notarsanti said in an interview. “The video was very fun to shoot, my favourite part is when we grab the guns and shoot the poor guy (those were real shotguns, it’s was a very dangerous moment and we didn’t use stuntmen!).

“Like You’re James Dean” is taken from the band’s sophomore album In It To Win It, released last June and available on iTunes.

About The Anthem:
The Anthem is a four piece rock/pop-punk band. Hailing from Rome, Italy,
the band emerged as one of the most interesting bands, with tracks
characterized by unforgettable melodies, explosive guitar hooks and
relentlessly driving rhythms.

After more than 100 shows between Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine,
supporting bands like All Time Low, You Me At Six, Young Guns, The Maine
and more, as a promotion of the debut album “High Five” (2012), the band
has released its second full-length album, “In It To Win It”, which brought the
band to tour Japan for its first time ever.

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Davey Suicide Releases “Imperfect” Music Video

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Davey Suicide has released the official video for “Imperfect”.

‘Imperfect’ is that moment you realize it’s okay to let your guard down and let the world in.” – Davey Suicide

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About Davey Suicide:

Fresh off of recording their upcoming third studio album, due out this summer, Davey Suicide has amassed a monster line up for the “Anti-System Revolution Tour.”  Davey Suicide has been captivating the underground by fusing arena rock, gutter grit, sleaze, and theatrics into their own brand of industrial rock. The band, which features Davey Suicide along with Drayven DavidsonNeedlzNiko Gemini, and Derek Obscura, distills heavy metal, industrial, and punk into anthems that are as corrosive as they are catchy. After spending the last 4 years extensively touring the US (as well as one tour of the UK), Davey Suicide is wrapping up their World Wide Suicide Tour cycle on the Juggalo Invasion Tour and the Anti-System Revolution Tour.

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Virtual Time Release “Fire World II” Music Video

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Classic Rock inspired Italian band Virtual Time have released the Official Video for their “Fire World II” off of their Long Distance LP. Written and Directed by Marco and Luca Donazzan, “Fire World II” was shot in the North-East Italian Alpi mountains.

Virtual Time are planning a European Tour beginning September 2016, following performances in several Italian summer festivals.

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About Virtual Time

Virtual Time is a rock band from Vicenza, Italy. The project was born in 2010 from the meeting of the drummer Alessandro Meneghini and the guitarist Luca Gazzola and consolidates in 2012 with the arrival of the bassist Marco Lucchini and the singer Filippo Mocellin. The fours started immediately to experiment and to search the feeling and intensity among them necessary to create their own personal sound that leads to the creation of numerous songs. Style and influences of the band can be recognized to the fantastic sonorities of the 70s with all the variants: from the Hard Rock of Led Zeppelinand Deep Purple to the Progressive Rock of King Crimson and Pink Floyd, passing through the Folk Rock of CCR and CSN&Y but also touching something alternative like Muse. The first EP Getting Twisted represents the most aggressive side of the band. Three songs formed by powerful guitar riffs, scratching voice mixed with a bass and drums always incisive. In April 2014 they promoted Getting Twisted in Spain, playing eight fantastic concerts in the most famous Spanish cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Cordova etc. In the spring 2015 after a tour in Italy the band starts to record the first album at Hate Recording Studio with Federico Nardelli as artistic producer. After two intense weeks of work the album is finally ready and on December the new single “Fire World II” and its videoclip have been released in premiere on rockeit.it. On January “Fire World II” become the most important news of the week for Virgin Radio Italy with The Rocket. In February Virtual Time was chosen as “Just discovered” band from MTV New Generation. The official release of the new album Long Distance was 12th of March, from then the band is promoting its last work with some concerts all over Italy.

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Backwordz Releases “Statism” Music Video Featuring Craig Mabbitt Of Escape The Fate

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Texas based Hip-Hop / Metal band Backwordz have released their “Statism” music video which features a guest perfomance from  Craig Mabbitt of Escape The Fate. The video was directed by Albert Gonzalez and shot in Houston, TX. “Statism” is the second single off of the band’s debut album, Veracity, which will be released this summer.

We spent the first year getting a name for ourselves and doing a ton of background work for this band. Now that all of that is out the way, we aren’t playing around. We gave our audience a jab with ‘Utopias Don’t Exist’ and now we are throwing straight haymakers. As far as lyrical content, Statism IS BackWordz and it sets the tone for what exactly this band stands for. Alex and I are hardcore libertarians and we want to spread the message of liberty within our music, as well as speak on the dangers of The State. It seems that so many people our age have been brainwashed into supporting government expansion; today’s music artists in general tend advocate for big government. We are that dissenting voice and we wanted to make it known with ‘Statism.’ The music video consists of us wearing the colors that represent different types of anarchy. The black and yellow being the most prominent, because we are for the most part anarcho-capitalists.

We want the state to be abolished, and we want you to know why. I think the coolest thing about us, is that Alex and I actually know what we’re are talking when it comes to economics and politics. This makes our lyrics far more in depth and thought provoking. We don’t just talk about it during election time, or highside on the internet to sound as if we are a lot smarter than what we are.. We actually live this. – Eric July (Backwordz)

Very grateful I was asked to contribute to such a great song, Backwordz is a breath of fresh air to me, hope everyone enjoys the track as much as I do and LISTENS cause Eric has got some shit to say!!! – Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate)

About Backwordz:

Though only releasing their first track in 2015, BackWordz hit the ground running. Consisting of experienced musicians who have been part of touring acts, the band wanted to make sure that there was to be no playing around. Fronted by Eric July, they have a unique and unmatched sound as they mix elements of hip hop, metal, and hardcore. Liberty minded and anti state, the band seeks to spread its message while simultaneously bringing you a sound that you have never heard before and will be impossible to imitate.

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