C2 is a new podcast series from the minds of Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Cori Westbrook (Metal injection) focusing on helping bands with their music marketing, sales, and promotion. In episode #33 of the podcast, Curtis and Cori interview record label owner Mario Cangemi of Upstate Records.Continue reading
New York post-Hardcore legends Quicksand (Gorilla Biscuits/Deftones members) have shared a new single and inventive animated video for the track “Inversion.” The standalone single follows their 2017 full-length album Interiors. The video features artwork by Japanese artist Tetsunori Tawaraya animated by Los Angeles-based artist Rob Fidel. Quicksand’s current lineup includes frontman/guitarist Walter Schreifels, bassist/guitarist Sergio Vega and drummer Alan Cage. Watch it now!
Wednesday 13 will release a new EP this week, April 16th, 2021, Necrophaze – Antidote via Nuclear Blast. The EP contains two new songs and two covers from the shock rocker/industrial metaller including “Devil Inside” by INXS and “Films” by Gary Numan featuring Calico Cooper of Beasto Blanco/Alice Cooper.Necrophaze – Antidote was produced by Devildriver guitarist Mike Sprietzer. Wednesday 13 was inspired by a craving for variety to create dual album artwork for this release. The covers showcase either end of the horror spectrum with a “Creepshow” comic book vibe for the LP artwork, and the eeriness of something akin to John Carpenter’s The Fog adorning the CD.
Sad news as legendary Thrash Metal drummer Tom Hunting of Exodus is fighting a form of esophageal cancer. He has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a gastric tumor that was diagnosed in his upper stomach The reveal was made in a post to the bands’ Facebook account and contains a message from Tom and the band. He was diagnosed in February and the diagnosis has not quelled his desire to tour once the new album releases this summer, due via Nuclear Blast. Get well soon Tom.
Puscifer, led by Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle, has announced their next livestream event, following their incredible “Existential Reckoning” Live At the Arcosanti” (review here) stream. “Billy D and The Hall of Feathered Serpents featuring Money $hot by Puscifer” debuts on Keenan’s April 17 birthday, and reprises the Luchador-infused performances surrounding the band’s 2016 album, Money $hot (which will be played in its entirety). You can win tickets to watch from Ghost Cult! The production is once again presented as a collaboration with Danny Wimmer Presents (Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life, Aftershock Sacramento, Welcome To Rockville) will take place at The Mayan Theater, Los Angeles’ historic 1920s era revivalist theater featuring original artwork by Mexican painter and sculptor Francisco Cornejo, serves as the backdrop to the one-time outing. The elaborate cultural landmark, with its jaw-dropping Mayan calendar infused chandelier and a lobby dedicated to the bird-meets-reptilian deity Quetzalcoatl, gave birth to the performance’s title. “ Watch the new video from the band for “Bullet Train to Iowa” and enter to win on InstagramContinue reading
Planned Dilemma released their recent EP, Inspace. back in February of this year. Now the band has released a new video for the powerful track “Softly.” Featuring their post-Grunge and alternative influences, “Softly” yields a powerhouse vocal performance from singer Amina Axi, punctuating the dirgey, and deep track! The clip is cool as well, intercutting the band in the studio making the album/song with a “day-in-the-life” of a band footage too. Check out the clip here and order the EP at the link below.
Gojira has released and new single and lyric video, “Into The Storm” from their upcoming album Fortitude, whichwill be released April 30th via Roadrunner Records. “Into The Storm” is available today on all streaming platforms. The band launched their recentAmazonia fundraising initiative around the song of the same name to protect the Brazilian Rainforests and has raised over $120,000 USD so far. Watch the lyric video now!
Post-Hardcore leaders Every Time I Die have announced details of their 2022 UK tour, taking place in January and February next year. Direct support will come from The Bronx, Jesus Piece, and Sanction. Full dates are below and the tickets will go on sale Friday, April 16th at 9 am UK time. The band released three new singles during the pandemic era, “Colossal Wreck”, “Desperate Pleasures” and “AWOL”. Their last full length was 2016’s Low Teens, via Epitaph Records.
Modern Melodic Death Metal band Akiavel has shared a new single, “Pentagram Tattoo,” from their upcoming new album. Vae Victis, which is Latin for “woe to the vanquished”, or “woe to the conquered” is due for release on April 23rd, 2021. Vae Victis follows their 2020 full-length V! The song is a total banger and follows their recent single and video “Frozen Beauties.” Check it out now and pre-order the album at the link below.