NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: April 10th New Music Releases

Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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AFP Records Launches Charity Compilation and Merch Benefitting the South Liverpool Food Bank

AFP Records, the excellent UK based label with such current and future greats as BEGGAR, Video Nasties, PIST, Bong Cauldron Desert Storm, Mastiff, Possessor and more has launched a fundraiser. Celebrating their third anniversary, the label is releasing a t-shirt, double CD and digital download under the title APF Records: The Sound of Heavy 2020 all benefitting South Liverpool Food Bank here in the UK. The download is a “pay what you want”. The bundle is due out on the 15th of May.

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Slipknot to Debut Their Download Festival 2019 Concert Tomorrow

The one good thing about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is all the good full concert sets streaming. Slipknot is sharing their full-set performance headlining last summer’s Download UK Festival tomorrow, April 10 at 6pm NY / 3pm LA / 11pm UK. Slipknot member Vman will be in the YouTube chat watching & answering questions also via the Knotfest website! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: August Burns Red – Guardians

The ninth album from August Burns Red comes at a time of much-needed strength. They are not here to reinvent the genre or themselves but if you are a longtime fan or just discovering the Pennsylvania natives, Guardians (Fearless) will be one of your favorites of the year. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: The Shrieks – “Ode to Joe”

New York City Rock band The Shrieks have shared their new single and video for the title track to their forthcoming album, Ode To Joe, releasing next month. The song is based on a real-life story of a friend of the band, who is no longer with us. The story like the song is intensely personal. Check out the clip, created by William Semeraro, right now. Continue reading

Maryland Deathfest Launches Fundraiser Campaign, 2021 Fest Dates Set

With the cancelation of the venerable Maryland Deathfest this year, now rescheduled to 2021, the fest’s organizers are scrambling to offset the loss of income and other associated hardships. They have done so much for our scene in America and now all over the globe. MDF is now offering a fundraiser for an exclusive shirt and several donation options to help them out, so if you can afford to give, please do. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #370: Jessica Pimentel on Coronavirus and More!

Jessica Pimental is an acclaimed actress of stage and screen (Maria Ruiz on Orange Is the New Black, countless other roles) and also a notable metal vocalist and musician (Alekhine’s Gun, Brujeria, Black Heart Sutra, Gimmie Radio DJ) and ambassador for the industry. Matt and Keefy had Jessica on the pod reflecting on her life and career and sharing some thoughtful commentary about surviving the Coronavirus pandemic quarantine with your wits intact. Dumb and Dumbest #370 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Jessica Pimentel on Coronavirus and More! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading