According to TMZ, the death of Metal Church singer Mike Howe has been ruled a suicide by hanging. He was 55. This contradicts the original report initially by TMZ. The news was broken by the band in a Facebook post, and Mike died at his home in Eureka, California today, July 26th, 2021. One of the best pure melodic singer ever in Heavy Metal, Howe originally hailed from Michigican singing for the band Breaking Point, Howe joined Metal Church for 1989’s Blessing In Disguise.We’ll continue to monitor this story. Continue reading
South Africa Stoner Doom band Acid Magus has shared their new album, Wryd Sister today, July 30th, 2021 via Mongrel Records. Channelling their classic rock and Desert scene influences, the let’s it all hang out musically keep their throwback DIY ethos. Purchase and stream the album now at the link below.
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Employed to Serve has dropped a new single. “Mark of The Grave”fromtheoir upcoming new album. Conquering is due for release on September 17th 2021, will be Employed To Serve’s second full-length album on the Spinefarm label. Fresh off of their stellar performance at Download Pilot Festival, Employed To Serve has announced their new album Conquering via Spinefarm Records, due out September 17th. Pre-orders are live now at the link below. Check out “Mark of The Grave” now!Continue reading
Poppy has shared a new single and a mind-blowing self-directed video her new single “Flux!” FLux the EP, featuring her other recent single “Her” releases on September 24th, 2021 via Sumerian Records, and you can pre-order it now at the link below. Watch the video now! Continue reading
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Metal supergroup (The Devin Townsend Project, Threat Signal, Arkea, Methods of Mayhem, Econoline Crush) Imonolith has shared a new single and lyric video for their cover of Bjork’s classic track “Army of Me.” The cover comes from their upcoming new EP, Progressions, coming soon with details to follow. The band released their debut album State of Being, released March 27th 2020. Watch the clip right now!
The screams of adoring fans, world tours, doing what you love for a living. That doesn’t sound too bad, right? But if being in a successful band was easy, everyone would do it. It takes more than talent, and any successful musician will be able to point to a laundry list of lucky breaks and moments of luck that helped them progress their careers. However, we can make our own luck to a certain extent. With the internet, it’s also never been easier to find collaborators and get your music out to a massive audience. If you’re serious about putting in the work to make your dream a reality, here are some pointers to even the odds in your favor.Continue reading
It takes a lot of blood, sweat, beers to make it in the music business. A lot of bands form around a good idea, some beers, mutual bands, or a few riffs, heat up, run cold and call it day. Few bands have the temerity to overcome real adversity with all the music industry shit that crushes your soul. If you know, you know. Graveslave has overcome the death of their original vocalist Don “Doombringer” Durkee in 2019, and are still here. Putting out a killer EP during the lockdown Devotion, and now a new album, this is far above what most others could muster. No matter what happens in their career, they have defied the odds for the love of music.
C2 is a new podcast series from the minds of Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), Cori Westbrook focusing on helping bands with their music marketing, sales, and promotion. Curtis and Cori are frequently joined by Holly Royle and Gaia Guarda who both have recently joined forces with them in C Squared. In this episode of the podcast, their 100th, Curtis and Cori chat welcome back Liam of Cancer Bats.
Ozzy Osbourne’s iconic sixth solo album No More Tears will be see and an expanded digital audio album due out September 17 (Sony Music). Two other special editions–a 2LP black vinyl version and a special yellow and red 2LP vinyl version with a specially created booklet exclusively Tower Records online, will be released simultaneously. Pre-order the album at the links below!