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GRIMAZE Releases Official Music Video for “Bleeding Earth”

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Bulgarian based Groove/Death Metal Band GRIMAZE has released the official music video for their single, “Bleeding Earth.” Originally premiered on HM Magazine, “Bleeding Earth” is off of their 2018 released, debut LP, Planet Grimaze.

“The music video follows an intense story closely related to the environmentalist, lyrical themes of the song” – GRIMAZE

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“It always feels good to get back to metal. Grimaze’s latest music video for ‘Bleeding Earth’ pulls in everything you love about metal and slugs you with it like quicksand dragging you under.” DAVID STAGG – HM Magazine

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Track List:
1. Endless Life Force
2. Inner Engineering
3. Survival of the Fittest
4. Scars
5. Disobey the Primitive
6. Face of the North
7. 8000 Meters
8. Bleeding Earth
9. My Vow

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MESSAGE OF THE NORTH TOUR 2019 W/ VADER:
09/18 @ Sticky Fingers – Göteborg, Sweden
09/19 @ Røverstaden – Oslo, Norway
09/20 @ Plan B – Malmo, Sweden
09/21 @ Club From Hell – Erfurt, Germany
09/22 @ Muggefug – Cottbus, Germany

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GRIMAZE is a metal band, expressing intense inner states through music. The band was formed in 2013 and line up includes Melina Krumova (guitar), Nedislav Miladinov (drums), Georgi Ivanov (vocals), and Philip Kolarov (bass).

Since its formation the band has had over 300 concerts in Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, etc.

In 2016 GRIMAZE published an EP, titled Dreammares, containing 6 songs. Their first album, Planet Grimaze, was released in 2018.

They’ve played on various festivals including RockStadt Extreme FestBalkan Metal MeetingSerbian Metal Meeting, and Metal Madness. The band has toured with DecapitatedHatesphereThy Disease, and Dehydrated on the Anticult Balkan Tour 2018 as well as Pestilence and Bleeding Gods on the Redvuced to Ashed Tovr 2019.

GRIMAZE also started an initiative in their home country encouraging fans to clean waste from nature in the mornings after concert nights. The initiative gathered thousands of followers and contributed to the removal of over 800,000 litres of garbage from the environment.

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HYPERDOSE Releases Official Music Video for “Undeniable”

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Active Rock Band HYPERDOSE has released the official music video for “Undeniable.” Directed by Adrienne Beacco, “Undeniable” is off of the band’s 2018 released EP, DISASTER.

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“It’s Undeniable that there’s an existence that assembles our memories and desires. We connect, attach, & detach continuously. The remnants evolve, devolve, & remain. Can we find a way in? a way out? or does fate make the choice?” – HYPERDOSE

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From the traces of the 2016 release of “Impact,” the American Active Rock Band, “HYPERDOSE” has deployed a remarkable sequel. On January 18th, 2018 Hyperdose released the New 2018 EP, entitled, DISASTER, recorded again at Crosstrax Studios in Memphis, TN with Grammy Nominated Producer Justin Rimer (12 StonesSaving AbelWaylandFull-Devil Jacket).

Disaster spawns an animated narrative engaging the listener to the deepest levels of hostility, battle & response. The outset song, “Disaster (Roll with the Punches)” vividly describes our world of defeat and digression, but only to inspire to “Roll with the Punches.” The forefront delivers heated and strong spirited vocals interwoven with shambolic and layered guitar riffs on a pillar of pillaging drums and spine-rattling bass. Each track explores its own panoramic view of emotional encounter.

“Undeniable” hits as a dynamic ballad sure to pierce the hearts and minds of music lovers. Other titles include “Phantom,” “See the Light,” and “Vile,” all of which have great hard rock experimentation and fallback on the meaning of “Hyperdose.” The Debut single entitled, “Take Control” was released April 2015 & features guest vocals from Gabe Aranda of the Modern Act Aranda. The Official Music Video for “Undeniable” is being released September 19, 2019. Adrienne Beacco (Atlanta, GA) was the videographer & editor, with live video being record by Harry Reese (Shiner, TX).

Hyperdose is:
Ben Rivera: Vocals
Blake Mattea: Guitars
Justin Mattea: Bass
Angel Delgado: Drums

All songs written and performed by Hyperdose & Justin Rimer.

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Ven Scott (Runescarred) Debut Horror Short, DATE FROM HELL, Out NOW!

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Austin, Texas heavy metal front man, Ven Scott’s (Runescarred) debut horror short, Date from Hell, is out now to watch on both Facebook and YouTube! With a 9/16 release date, the film garnered over 50,000 views in the first 24 hours!

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“It’s amazing to see something you intended to be fairly low-key make its way not only to big screens but huge audiences. We aren’t even finished with our festival run and I have been floored by the reaction of theatregoers and the online community alike. The positive reception has been overwhelming and I just want to share the film with more and more people!” – Ven Scott

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Bobby and Susie find themselves on the worst date ever, pursued by a lone drifter with murder on his mind. The drifter is unrelenting, relishing the hunt and claiming his victims.

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Early Praise for “Date From Hell:

“This film was a really nice surprise and I don’t think the title does it justice – not that I can think of a better one – because for some reason I was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. What’s nice is that I really believe the main couple throughout every point of the film and, when we see the scene of them arguing in the bar, you think “oh man, here we go again”, because you probably know ‘that couple’ from your own local.” – HorrorNews.net

“utterly compelling and a great tribute to those 80’s movies us horror fans hold so dear and I would certainly pay good money to see more. What seems like a labour of love for Ven Scott, will hopefully help to propel him into the major leagues so that in the near future we can all enjoy Date From Hell on the big screen” – Chris Andrews – Mass Movement

“Date From Hell tosses in quite a bit of gore then a little more in just the right ways. If this debut short from Ven Scott is any indicator of the guy’s talent behind the camera, here’s hoping this isn’t the last we hear from him.” – Richard Propes – The Independent Critic

“For a first time short, this film was very well shot, excellent cinematography and attention to detail shots that perfectly give off that sweaty Texas metal vibe – from the cracking of beers to the lovely tattoos on the bartender, to the honky Toni accents of Bobbie and Susie.” – Robin Goodfellow – Drunk In A Graveyard

“If you see Date From Hell playing at a festival near you, make sure you get your arcane ass in a seat toot-fuckin’-sweet…a better short you’d be hard pressed to find in our beloved horror biz!” – Horror Fuel

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CAST AND CREW:
Ava L’Amoreaux – Susie
Samuel Brett Howard – Bobby
Ven Scott – Writer/Director
Tracee Beebe – Co-Writer/Producer
Brandon Torres – Cinematographer/Producer

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DMC (RUN DMC) Reveals Early Taste of New Song, “The Man”

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Legendary Hop Hop Pioneer DMC (RUN-D.M.C) has released a teaser for the new song, “The Man.” With instrumentation written and performed by MATT ZANE of SOCIETY 1, “The Man” appears an unlikely collaboration due to Zane not being known publicly for his songwriting or guitar playing but, unknown to most, he is actually a graduate of MIT for guitar. Since then Zane has written and licensed multiple songs for various outlets but took a substantial break the last few years to focus on his directing career. DMC and Zane met when the late Wayne Static introduced them, believing Zane would be a good fit for directing the music video and track “Noise Revolution,” which Wayne sang on. After directing the video, Zane was inspired by the collaboration but was overwhelmed with music video work which forced his musical aspirations to be neglected for years to come. After a conscious shift to re-focus on music Zane’s very first track was written specifically with DMC in mind.

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“Collaborating with DMC was an absolute dream come true. Before I knew about The Doors or Jimi Hendrix RUN-DMC were my gods. My very first guitar lesson I showed up with a copy of ‘Raising Hell’ because my teacher asked me to bring in music of my favorite artist…I swear to you I almost cried when I heard his iconic voice over my music and playing for the first time. It was a religious experience. I put it at the same level as when I performed at The Download Festival suspended with my band Society 1 in front of 80,000 people.” – Matt Zane

“Lord Zane creates music that is insane! Powerful, energetic, fun, and captivating. He gave me that HARD hitting riff ROCKING sound that takes the King Of Rock to the next level! The beat and the guitars for the collaboration we did grabbed me in a headlock! The sound, arrangements and vibe is a force to be reckoned with! He has allowed me to continue to live my Rock N Roll dream. He’s “ the man” that’s why I called this song The Man…lol…the music dictated the title and vibe! This track definitely absolutely and completely ROCKS and Rolls!!! So move out the way!” – DMC

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Darryl McDaniels or “DMC” as most of the world knows him, first made his start in the music business as one third of the groundbreaking rap group Run-DMC and quickly became the most popular in terms of fans and influence. He has been in the public eye for the past 20 years, since forming the now legendary, defunct group, RUN-D.M.C with Joseph (Rev. Run) Simmons and the late, great Jason (Jam Master Jay) Mizell. Also one of the founding members of this multi-platinum music group, selling over 30 million singles and albums worldwide, it would be hard to overstate his influence on popular culture. He helped transform Rap and Hip Hop into the most popular music in the world, while building a fan base that rivals the biggest acts in Rock ‘n’ Roll.

As the first and greatest of Hip Hop’s superstars, Run-DMC succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams – their own included – by embodying for the world endlessly creative subculture of young black New York. They were the first rappers to earn a gold album, the first to earn a platinum album, the first to go multi-platinum, the first to have their videos played on MTV, the first to appear on American Bandstand and Saturday Night Live, and the first rap band to grace the cover of Rolling Stone and Spin.

DMC has recently added another list of firsts to his life – his first book entitled “King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility and My Life with Run-DMC” (St. Martins). The book, written by DMC with Bruce Haring with the forward by rapper/actor Will Smith, offers a flavored tale of his rise within the music business while stressing the importance of respect and responsibility in today’s society. It has received rave reviews nationwide. Entertainment weekly called it “strangely compelling, bravely honest… plenty of entertaining anecdotes about life back in the day to keep you turning the pages. Like Will Smith, McDaniels is a born charmer.” Publisher’s Weekly says the book is “hard hitting yet sensitive… he (McDaniiels) argues astutely that ‘very few of the rappers will admit they’re creating a fictional character,’ and thereby create problems for themselves.”

In addition to the new book, DMC released his own musical project entitled Checks, Thugs, Rock-N-Roll.

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ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN Announces North American Tour with IN FLAMES & RED

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Canadian Metal Band ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN has announced that they will be joining IN FLAMES and RED for their 2019 Fall / Winter Tour. Launching November 2nd in Wichita, KS, the tour winds throughout the US and Canada, ending December 20th in Dallas, TX. The group will be touring in support of their new album, Harbinger, which is available now via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Tour Dates:
11/02 @ Wave – Wichita, KS
11/03 @ Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
11/04 @ The Complex – Salt Lake CIty, UT
11/06 @ The Observatory – Santa Monica, CA
11/07 @ The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/08 @ Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
11/09 @ Cargo – Reno, NV
11/10 @ The Senator – Chico, CA
11/11 @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/13 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/14 @ Modtown Ballroom – Bend, OR
11/16 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/17 @ Rickshaw Stop – Vancouver, BC
11/19 @ Palace – Calgary, AB
11/20 @ Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
11/22 @ The Garrick – Winnipeg, MB
11/23 @ The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/24 @ Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
11/26 @ London Music Hall – London, ON
11/27 @Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
11/28 @ Bronson Centre – Ottowa, ON
12/03 @ L’imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC
12/04 @ Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
12/05 @ Aura – Portland, ME
12/16 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/07 @ Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
12/08 @ Sony Hall – New York, NY
12/10 @ Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
12/11 @ The Signal – Chattanooga, TN
12/12 @ The Firmament – Greenville, SC
12/14 @ Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
12/15 @ Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
12/16 @ Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
12/18 @ TOwer Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK
12/19 @ Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX *
12/20 @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX *

* No RED

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Harbinger Track List:
1. Hurricane on the Horizon
2. End of Existence
3. Witness
4. The Horror
5. Old Bones // New Blood
6. Better Off Without
7. Symbiotic
8. Omen of Loss
9. The Endless
10. Apocalyptic

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The days get shorter during autumn, and the darkness lasts longer. As the leaves turn, life does as well. This annual change ushers in another season and all of its inherent possibilities. For as dark as it may seem, it offers the promise of a new chapter. Such contrast fuels Alberta, Canada metal outfit Arrival of Autumn. Sonically, precise metallic pummeling offsets sweeping and soaring hooks, while thematically apocalyptic imagery undercuts a glimmer of hope. The quintet—Jamison Friesen [lead vocals], Brendan Anderson [lead guitars], Ryan Sorensen [rhythm guitars], Kevin Student [bass], and Ty Fox [drums]—explores this dichotomy to the fullest extent on its full-length debut, Harbinger [Nuclear Blast].

“Symbolically, the arrival of autumn represents the leaves changing, the smell of decay, and the oncoming bleakness of winter,” says Jamison. “We’re entering a bleak time of year that can be translated to a mental state or the state of the world. However, things sometimes have to get a little bleak before they can get better. We’re attracted to art that reflects and accepts this side of humanity as part of nature. We’re going to grab the issues and address them head-on.”

Born and raised in the tiny city of Grande Prairie, the musicians grew up “300 miles from the nearest international airport.” Inspired by the likes of MetallicaLamb of GodTriviumBlack Dahlia Murder, and more, music doubled as a refuge from small town malaise and nearly six months of winter as the band formally came to life in 2011.

“When you’re in a boring city in the middle of nowhere, people find themselves susceptible to destructive habits, so you need to have a willingness to avoid those,” he continues. “Playing music is how we grounded ourselves.”

The musicians personally booked tours across the Great White North, attracting a growing fan base in the process. They unleashed a pair of independent albums—Endless Nights and Shadows—and caught the attention of super producer Jason Suecof [All That RemainsMotionless In WhiteWhitechapel]. Not only did he turn them on to Nuclear Blast, but he manned the boards for Harbinger throughout 2018.
Throughout intense sessions, the producer pushed the boys to maximize their potential all-around.

“Jason would analyze every part at a deep level,” he goes on. “We learned a ton from him in terms of how to write and really refine our approach. He brought the best out of us.”

Arrival of Autumn introduce Harbinger with the bludgeoning barrage of first single “The Endless.” Airtight riffing and a percussive onslaught culminate around an undeniable hook.

“We’re really into Westworld, and that inspired the song” says Jamison. “It addresses the human psyche and almost questions our free will and what drives us. Do we have free will, or are we simply going through our daily lives unchecked?”

Meanwhile, “Better Off Without” underscores a metallic maelstrom with a ponderous concept of “how at some point in history we gained conscience and we mistook it for a divine voice.” Elsewhere, “Witness” hinges on thick grooves and a refrain as haunting as its subject matter.
“That one is about trying to survive when everything around you is falling apart,” he remarks. “It’s told through a fictional apocalyptic setting, nodding to the Mad Max movies. The protagonist finds he can be a hero when there doesn’t seem to be a point in trying.”

In the end, Arrival Of Autumn signal a new season for heavy music on Harbinger.

“I hope the content does make people think about how they live their lives day-to-day and to be themselves and believe what they believe,” Jamison leaves off. “Don’t live a lie. If you know something is false and you are acting it out day-to-day in order to impress other people, cut it out, and get yourself together. Recognize that all you have to do is be a better person and that itself can cause a ripple effect for the better.”

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VERSUS ME Release Long Anticipated New LP, ‘CONTINUOUS’

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Wisconsin based Metalcore band VERSUS ME has released their highly anticipated, new LP, CONTINUOUS

“Continuous has been a long time in the making. This album is a combination of all the styles that this band is capable of achieving. We feel like we really touched on a lot of different elements satisfying for Versus Me fans, yet inviting for new ones. Our first single, “Far Behind” is fast and sets the pace for the album. Riffs and catchy choruses…..what more would you want to kick off a record?! – James (Vocals) – VERSUS ME

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Track List:
1. Give Me A Reason
2. Far Behind
3. Up At Night
4. Flatline
5. Moments
6. Heavy Breathing
7. You Lift Me
8. Miss Out
9. Override (Interlude)
10. Obsolete
11. Not Going Back
12. Talk Too Much
13. Left Here (Josh Napert Remix)

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VERSUS ME, from Janesville, Wisconsin is a band for today’s subcultural and mainstream pop crowds alike. They have crafted a sophomore album featuring the type of crowd-ready anthems heard in stadiums on the One Direction/5 Seconds Of Summer world tour, while simultaneously harnessing the heaviness and earnest delivery found each year on the Warped Tour’s main stage and in the pages of Alternative PressRocksoundKerrang!

Even as Versus Me take aim for mainstream chart success, arena headlining shows and the attention of the diehard fans who drive the underground scene, the band’s number one goal remains simple. Versus Me wants nothing less than positivity, communication and connection with their audience. They want to show that their music, and all good music, can help people with life toughest trials and hardships. Versus Me yearn to connect with every person they can, whether to talk about music, or to learn about where people are coming from and who they are.

Packing an arsenal of melodies, hooks, breakdowns, electro fueled bounce and deep grooves, Versus Me’s message of uplifting goodwill is about to make itself heard loud and proud – from the stage, from cars, speakers, headphones and anywhere possible.

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SANGRE Releases Official Music Video for “Death March”

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Southern California based Metal Band SANGRE has released the official music video for “Death March,” off of their upcoming album, Mas Fuerte Que La Muerte (Stronger Than Death), due out 12/13/2019. Shot at Fuel Music Studios in Fullerton, CA, the video for “Death March” features the band members experiencing different types of stresses from overdue bills, depression, work related issues, eviction, alcohol abuse, and suicidal thoughts.

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“‘Death March,’ lyrically, touches on the current situation of ‘living wages’ vs ‘cost of living,’ focusing on the stress, depression, and neglect of personal health and family while just trying to survive in this high demand world. The phenomenon is an actual epidemic in Japan known as ‘Karoshi’ or ‘overworking to survive,’ which in many cases results in suicides or fatigue leading to death.” – Henry Sanchez (Vocals)

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SANGRE have long since made their mark on California’s Metal Scene & beyond.

With over 15 years on the musical frontlines this band has come to learn that longevity requires the commitment, unmatched work ethic, creative energy, and unshakable determination that is central to their ethos.

SANGRE has toured extensively throughout the United States & Mexico, and most recently made their UK debut performing @ Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2018 in Derbyshire, England.

Over the years the band’s undeniable hard work and outstanding performances earned them slots at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in 2010 & 2012, followed by the 2013 Jagermeister Music U.S. Tour as direct support to one of Latin America’s biggest bands, Molotov.

In 2015 Sangre was selected by their sponsor, Jägermeister to perform at “Welcome To Rockville” music festival in Jacksonville, Florida.

With a diverse sound and influences from across the spectrum of Heavy Metal, Sangre can and has opened for some of the biggest names in the genre such as, SlayerSlipknotKornMarilyn MansonIn FlamesMinistryMotorheadAnthraxSepulturaSoilworkSoulflyKillswitch EngageLamb Of GodCarcassSuffocationGojiraBrujeriaChimairaSuicidal TendenciesHatebreedThe Black Dahlia MurderSix Feet UnderSuicide SilenceWhitechapel, and many more!

The name they’ve created via years of Perseverance and a DIY attitude has caught the attention of many people in the music industry, one of those being, Metal ambassador Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal DJ & Headbangers Ball host) who to this day plays SANGRE on his satellite radio shows and even joined the band on stage to perform their cover of the Brujeria classic, “Matando Gueros”.

Speaking of Brujeria, that band has taken Sangre out on tour a few times over the years and in 2014 invited Sangre vocalist, Henry Sanchez to join them as their second vocalist. Henry would take on the stage name “El Sangron” and has played over 200 shows on 5 continents with the band since his inception.

SANGRE spent 2019 touring with Brujeria, with Sanchez performing in both, opening with Sangre and closing the shows with Brujeria, throughout Europe and the UK.

Put simply, SANGRE eats, sleeps, sweats, and bleeds Heavy Metal! This band represents the musical equivalent of an unstoppable juggernaut careering through any, every, and all obstacles that the road would cast in its way.

With an all consuming hunger to succeed in getting their music to the masses and band to the top of the industry, SANGRE is here, Pay close attention.

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