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Swiss Dark Metal Band XAON Release Official Music Video for “Zarathustra”!

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Sion, Switzerland based Dark Metal Band XAON has released the official music video for their single, “Zarathustra,” off of their 2017 released The Drift LP. The studio duo (Vincent Zermatten on Guitars and Rob Carson on Vocals) will be joined by their live crew (John Six on Bass, Jordan Kiefer on Drums, and Onbra Oscouŗa and Klin HC on Guitars) performing around Europe and the UK throughout the rest of 2018 before hitting the studio again for their next album. Head over to the Facebook page for tour dates and more info.

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“We’re extremely proud to finally release the music video for Zarathustra! When we finished writing the album it was always obvious to us that this was the song that needed to be put into picture and after going through a ton of technical issues and scheduling conflicts, we are thrilled to finally unveil it to the world..” – XAON

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Track List:
1. Terra Incognita
2. On The Nature Of Flights
3. Khadath Al Kold
4. Frozen Shroud
5. Zarathustra
6. Broken Anchor
7. I Write My Hopes
8. The Wounded Gods

Download / Stream The Drift Online:

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Click HERE to Buy / Download ‘The Drift’ via Sliptrick Records!

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Catch XAON LIVE:
09/20 @ Rock’N’Eat – Lyon, France
09/22 @ Le Grillen – Colmar, France
10/19 @ No Man’s Land – Volmerange-Les-Mines, France
10/20 @ Le Cercle by Hell&M Prod asbl – Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont, Belgium
10/24 @ The Black Heart – London, England
10/25 @ The Fenton – Leeds, England
10/26 @ B2 Venue Norwich – Norwich, England
10/28 @ Aatma – Manchester, England
10/29 @ Ivory Blacks – Glasgow, Scotland

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XAON. An elusive name born amidst Switzerland’s highest mountains. Never quite fitting in any of the numerous galleries metal has to offer, drifting through the extremes whilst juxtaposing finesse and vehemence, exploring the vast echoic gloominess of the human mind. You can simply call it DARK METAL.

After a successful major european tour with gothic metal monsters SIRENIA and folk metal legends TYR promoting their debut EP Face Of Balaam and several large festival shows with the likes of PARADISE LOST, ELUVEITIE and ROTTING CHRIST, the combo led by Vincent Zermatten (guitars) and Rob Carson (vocals) took their alchemical artistry to a new level with the release of their first album The Drift through Sliptrick Records. The album progresses from spectral ambiances to grandiose and intricate orchestrations, it evolves from oppressing aggressiveness to majestic lamentations and will make you journey through a turmoil of monolithic pummeling and distinguished mournfulness.

Following this critically acclaimed release, XAON has set foot for the first time in the USA, toured in JAPAN while supporting OBSCURA, performed at the first edition of ROCK THE CASTLE in Verona opening for bands like MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS and more and is ready to take the rest of 2018 by storm and proving themselves as an upcoming force around the world.

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FEAR IS DEAD Release “BLISS,” Off of ‘OMNICIDAL’

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New York based Heavy Rock / Metal band FEAR IS DEAD has released the first single, “Bliss,” off of their fifth EP, OmnicidalOmnicidal is available to download via bandcamp.

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The band has also announced that they will be hitting the road in support of the EP having begun with a kick off show at The Delancey in New York on August 3rd and has since crossed to the West coast through California going into Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

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Fear Is Dead Omnicidal Tour Dates:
08/07 @ 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
08/09 @ Frost Music School – Anderson CA
08/10 @ EastSide Bar and Grill– Portland, OR
08/11 @ The Heavy Metal Brewing Co – Vancouver, BC
08/12 @ Mirkwood Shire – Arlington, WA
08/13 @ The Funhouse – Seattle, WA
08/16 @ Winter Tavern– Pacifica, CA
08/17 @Mardi Gras Lounge – Redwood City, CA

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Omnicidal Track List:
1) Digitally Stoned
2) Home in the Dark
3) Bliss
4) Omnicidal
5) Seismic

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In today’s overcrowded Metal scene it’s virtually impossible for a band to rise up and stand out, against the odds, that’s what Fear Is Dead is doing.
Since 2011 they’ve been racking up large numbers of awe inspiring live performances, Fear is Dead has garnered the acclaim of many of New York’s underground, bringing fans from the Metal scene, and Hardcore / Punk scene together. Melting faces from BK’s Knitting Factory to LES Mercury Lounge, most recently packing out Brooklyn’s new Metal haven Lucky 13 Saloon. Their unique sound and intense energy some would say is reminiscent of early Machine Head and Korn.

Established in 2011 by Skila and Jacqueline Burns, the early line up included Anthony Moreno Brown on drums. Jax’s guitar and bass stylings set the tone for the heavy sound that would evolve to what we hear today. They released two EPs, Fear Is Dead in 2011, and Mourning Ritual in 2013, that were both well received. Songs like “I’m Slow” “Lie to Me” and “Boomerang” are still requested by fans today.

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The band went on hiatus in 2014, and in 2015 Skila returned with a new line up, composed of Matt Pompeii on Bass, Carlos Crowcell on Drums, and newcomer David English on Guitars. This new Fear Is Dead still had the trademark strong groove and poetic introspective lyrics, but was musically much heavier and darker than it’s earlier incarnation. In the beginning of 2016 the band released their 3rd EP, Eleutherophobia. An appropriately more aggressive project, reflecting the times personally, socially, and politically. Songs like “Pretty Ugly” and “Miranda” quickly became underground favorites.

In mid 2017 the band released their 4th EP titled What Remains (2017). This project was musically more experimental and creative, and, lyrically from a darker, more personal place.

The band’s 5th EP Omnicidal is expected to be released late July 2018, followed but the Omnicidal West Coast Tour Aug 5th thru the 18th.

Their music, videos, and artwork all embody what Fear Is Dead is about: evolving musically and artistically. Losing yourself to find yourself, even for a moment.

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QUOR Release Official Lyric Video for “RAISING THE DEAD”

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Heavy Rock band QUOR has released the official lyric video for “Raising The Dead,” off of their January 25th released EP, The Way We Are. With art and animation by Svitlana Reinish, “Raising The Dead” originally premiered on Loudwire.

The concept for the track came from a walk through a shallow burial ground in Ireland, “There was an impact left from the image of the bones laying under the rock patches covering the graves. It made me wonder what those old bones might want to say to us from the grave. How would they view their own actions in life differently now? How would they advise the living to live?” – QUOR

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“‘The Way We Are‘ was recorded at a studio that we’d never been to, with a mixing engineer and producer we’d never worked with., in a time frame we’ve never produced a record in, all putting us in about the most uncomfortable recording situation possible; right where we like it. Uncomfortable as fuck. If you listen to the ‘The Way We Are‘ from front to back and still think it isn’t a great record and shouldn’t be played by every industry person out there, then maybe we should quit and so should you, because you don’t know what great heavy songs are even if they hit you in the face.” – QUOR

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Track List:
1. Fly Little Bird
2. Raising the Dead
3. Unicorn
4. Life Is a Hard Thing
5. The Way We Are

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What is QUOR? Something you should hear, you should feel, and should tell your closest friends about. QUOR is a quiet difference of styles and dynamics that follow no rules of the rock/metal/punk genres, but still stands as a whole, consistent within itself. Something new and fresh. Every song is an epic ride, a storied tale. Subtle and furious in groove; hooked for days in harmony. Will you find yourself uttering a line or two caught deep inside your head? To where will it take you? The answer is yours but the outcome is always the same. By listening to QUOR, you will arrive into awesomeness. Bold but true.

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JUST 6 HOURS Release Official Lyric Video for “One Way Doors” Off of ‘SOBER’ EP

New Jersey based alternative rock band JUST 6 HOURS has released the official lyric video for their single, “One Way Doors,” off of their sophomore EP, Sober, which is out NOW via Moto Records.

“‘One Way Doors’ is a song about drug use and not being able to become sober, like going through a door and not being able to open it back up, hence the title, ‘One Way Doors.’ The lyrics use quotes from real drug addicts – Just 6 Hours

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Early Praise for Sober

“Jersey Shore-based Just 6 Hours’ forthcoming sophomore EP, Sober, finds the young band maturing with an angst-filled, metal-rooted, punk-fueled sound that will please fans of both Tool and Black Sabbath. Among the standout tracks is “One Way Doors,” which features such an emotional vocal delivery by singer-rhythm guitarist, Seth Barnett, it almost seems as if he is mistakenly trapped in hell and can’t get out. A blend of metal and blues guitar by Nick Marrotta adds to the intensity and integrity of the track.” – The Aquarian.

Track List
1. Ashes
2. Patrick
3. Pity Me
4. One Way Doors
5. Dan
6. Number Man

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Just 6 Hours is an alternative rock band formed in 2014 by bassist Gordon Sine. Lead vocalist/guitarist Seth Barnett joined the group in June of 2015 and the band is now based out of Asbury Park, NJ. A change in the band’s lineup just before a gig at The Saint in Asbury Park resulted in the addition of Nick Marrotta and Anthony Giordano on lead guitar and drums, respectively, in the spring of 2017. With only six hours of rehearsal time leading up to The Saint show, the reinvented band took the stage and performed a powerful set. Since that first show at The Saint, Just 6 Hours has performed at major venues across NJ including The Brighton BarThe House of IndependentsThe Wonder BarThe Stone PonyDingbatz, and Boontunes. In May 2018, Just 6 Hours was named Jersey Rock Band of the Week by WRAT 95.9 FM and in April 2018 played a live set on WMCX 88.9 FM.

Borne from musical influences that include NirvanaGreen DayYellowcardPierce the VeilBlack SabbathMetallica, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Just 6 Hours sound is a combination of powerful rhythms supporting aggressive guitar drive melodies with lyrics that are thoughtful and emotional. As an original member of the Moto Records community, Just 6 Hours released their second EP, Sober, in March 2018 to rave reviews. Their first EP, H.O.P.E., was released in early 2017. Both are available on all streaming services.

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VYCES Release Official Music Video for “Thin Luck”

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LA Hard Rock Band VYCES has released the official music video for their single, “Thin Luck.” Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Thin Luck” was directed by Ron Thunderwood.

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VYCES are currently touring with metal legends MUSHROOMHEAD on their Spring North American tour.

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Tour Dates:
05/09 @ Revolution – Little Rock, AR
05/10 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/11 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
05/12 @ The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
05/13 @ Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
05/15 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
05/16 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
05/18 @ Analog – Portland, OR
05/19 @ El Corazone- Seattle, WA
05/20 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
05/22 @ Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, CO
05/23 @ The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
05/24 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
05/25 @ Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
05/26 @ Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
05/27 @ Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
05/29 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
05/30 @ The Annex – Madison, WI
05/31 @ Route 20 – Sturtevant, WI
06/01 @ Odeon – Cleveland, OH

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Los Angeles based hard rock band VYCES started in the summer of 2014 when Chicago native Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of his former group Heart-Set Self-Destruct. After years of touring with such bands as Filter, Hell Yeah, Volbeat, Pop Evil, etc.., he realized it was time for change. He spent time working with other musicians in the Chicago music scene looking to feed his passion as an artist but he did not find what he was looking for. Dave’s vision was not deterred, so he decided to reach out to longtime friend and drummer, Russell Ray (formerly of Old Fashioned Beatdown).

Dave began flying to Los Angeles from Chicago twice a month to build something new, original, and undeniable. Russ then reached out to guitarist, Shawn Patterson (also formerly for Old Fashioned Beatdown). The three began writing demos together and also sending ideas back and forth over the internet which ultimately became the foundation of VYCES.

After a few trips to LA they decided to go into the studio with producer Augustus Cryns (Butcher Babies, Stitched Up Heart, etc..), and also featured Mark James Klepaski (Formerly of Breaking Benjamin, and Lifer) on bass. After a year of writing and recording the band had finished 22 songs of true emotion, and power. Being compared to such artists as Chevelle, Korn, and Red, they have sonically created a solid blend of active rock and metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs as exploring the darker side of human emotion and behavior saying “It’s something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt, betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction, and/or lack of acceptance. It’s also the fuel that drives us to become stronger, get better, and overcome the flaws we’ve built in our minds.”

In October 2016 VYCES released their debut EP “DEVILS” and released a music video for the single “DEVIL” shot by Ron Underwood. From October through November of that year the band embarked on a the HELLRZZR TOUR which trekked across the U.S performing in 29 cities in 33 days.

VYCES spent the beginning of 2017 working on new material in between hitting the road on three national tours playing shows with Otherwise, Powerman 5000, etc.. In June 2017, the band released it’s first radio single titled “NOCTURNAL” accompanied by another music video shot by Ron Underwood, and features Butcher Babies own Carla Harvey. ‘Nocturnal’ reached #38 on the Mediabase Active Rock Charts making it their first top 40 single.

VYCES is currently preparing for 2018 with the release of their highly anticipated new single, ‘THIN LUCK’ which impacts national radio on 02/06/18 and will be on tour all year long.

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WE GAVE IT HELL Release Debut LP, ‘Labyrinth’

 

Las Vegas based Metal band WE GAVE IT HELL has released their debut LP, Labyrinth with music videos for the singles “Mapmaker” and “Prayer.”

“‘Mapmaker’ is that song that summarizes and the concept of the album LABYRINTH. It’s about individual struggle. It’s about depression or anxiety at any level. It’s about self-torment and being stuck in one’s head even when one seems to be absolutely fine. The music was written in such a way that carries a somewhat “happy” feeling during the verses then transitions into a “dark” and/or “sad” feeling. The lyrics were carefully chosen to keep the listener understanding and empathizing with the song. We were very stoked and pleased when the pre-production of this song was done and couldn’t wait to release it. The video illustrates what we’ve meticulously worked on for this song.” – We Gave It Hell

Track List:
1. Prayer
2. Darkman
3. The Other Day
4. Evergreen
5. O.B.E.
6. Mapmaker
7. Tyrant
8. Labyrinth
9. Storm Chaser
10. Death Drive

Download / Stream Labyrinth Online

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WE GAVE IT HELL will also be joining two North American tours, the first the Wrapped in Vines, Covered In Thorns Tour with Villain of the Story and deadships, the second with Redeem Revive and Of Virtue.

Wrapped in Vines, Covered In Thorns Tour with Villain of the Story & deadships:
03/23 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
03/24 @ The Noisebox – Brandon, FL
03/27 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
03/28 @ Hi Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN
03/30 @ Lookout Lounge
04/01 @ Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
04/02 @ The Shredder – Boise, ID
04/04 @ Analog – Portland, OR
04/05 @ Funhouse – Seattle, WA
04/06 @ Wise Hall – Vancouver, BC
04/07 @ Brixx – Edmonton, AB
04/10 @ Black Cat Tavern – Saskatoon, SK
04/11 @ Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
04/12 @ The Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN
4/13 @ The Marquee – Sioux City, IA

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Tour Dates with Redeem Revive & Of Virtue:
04/15 @ Bubba Spins – Kansas City, MO
04/17 @ Dirty 30 – Dallas, TX
04/18 @ Satelite Bar – Houston, TX
04/19 @ Come and Take it Live – Austin, TX
04/20 @ Jamspot – Albuquerque, NM
04/21 @ 51 West – Phoenix, AZ
04/22 @ Malones – Santa Ana, CA
04/25 @ The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA

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The Las Vegas based We Gave It Hell is a relentless 5 headed machine…
Originally formed in 2012, the band came onto the Vegas scene & quickly established dominance by destroying the main stage of Vegas’s largest rock and metal fest, Extreme Thing. This coupled with appearances at Mayhem FestThe All Stars TourLas Rageous, and relentless West coast and Midwest touring, the band gained the reputation of a tireless powerhouse!

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Phoenix Rising Release Official Music Video for “If I Say No”!

Dallas, TX based Nu-Metal Band Phoenix Risinghas released the Official Music Video for their newest single “If I Say No,” off of their upcoming debut LP, From the Ashes. Scripted by the band and directed by Jake Bonham, “If I Say No” was originally premiere on Huffington Post.

“IF I SAY NO” is a song about standing for yourself when you are face to face with someone that is trying to make you feel bad for who and what you are. Everyone has experienced trying so hard to be accepted as a person, doing everything that we can to succeed, but ultimately being psychologically beat up by another person, or even ourselves when we fail! The song questions “What if I say no?” and responds “Then this all ends” as a battle cry for the listener to rise up and not take it anymore.

We are not always accepted as the person that we are but that is no reason to put up with abuse from another person. We are also going to fail in some of our pursuits of excellence, and that is also no reason to be shamed by another person. We are who we are and we should be proud of the human being that we have become. Failure is how we learn and how we grow. Most successes are from repeated attempts of trying over and over again until you succeed.

We chose a ‘Comic Book Music Video’ because we love comics and it just felt like a fun way to present the storyline. The opening scene was shot at the comic book store Kent grew up going to for years! Also, some of our fans have asked if we will be selling the ‘PHOENIX RISING’ comic book used in the video! We are happy to say that we are in the process of making this happen with the storyline of the video totally expressed in comic book form. A dream come true!!! – Phoenix Rising

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PHOENIX RISING, based out of Dallas, Texas, came together in 2017 in the most unlikely of places: a Craigslist ad posted by Vocalist Kent Summerour in search of like-minded musicians who not only wanted to make music with substance, but who wanted to create a live spectacle like nothing else in the local music scene. After a short search and a lot of luck, the ad was answered by five seasoned musicians one of whom was Australian. Comprised of a second vocalist, guitar, synth and a whole lot of rhythm, PHOENIX RISING was born.

Like setting fire to gas, the newly formed group had written an album’s worth of material in one month, and the search for producers began. This search led PHOENIX RISING to Tyler Smyth; however Smyth was on tour six hours away in San Antonio . With no way to get in touch with Smyth, Kent went down to San Antonio with a pillow and a sleeping bag, on a mission to maneuver himself back stage, and persuade Smyth to listen to the demos, hoping that after hearing the music, Smyth would be driven to work with the band. Mission Complete, Smyth agreed to work with PHOENIX RISING in LA and shortly thereafter, the band flew out to record their debut album From the Ashes.

With the Album complete, supported by several Music Video’s – PHOENIX RISING now look forward to drawing emotion from the listener and inspire fans with their powerful stage show. The music has a very “overcoming” quality to it. Musically and lyrically, PHOENIX RISING wants you to stand up for what you believe in and overcome any and all adversity that blocks your path.

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