I have been to quite a few concerts since the world began to re-open and attempt some semblance of normal but so far none have left me with the sense of inspiration and hope the way that the Gary Numan show at The Paradise in Boston has. Not even being crammed into the most challenging venue in the city could crush my spirits. (photographers are not allowed in the barrier and there are few good places just to watch from).Continue reading
Los Angeles-based Indie-Alternative Pop artist Jayelle has dropped her new EP, My Father’s Daughter, in time for New Music Friday and it’s the perfect cure for 2020. The EP has five darkly majestic tracks highlighting Jayelle’s singular, sultry voice, introspective lyrics, catchy hooks, buzzing synths, angular beats, and even a great ballad. Fans of PVRIS, Gunship, Freezepop, Purity Ring, and CHVRCHES will dig this up and coming artist. Check out the EP now! Continue reading
Cleveland electro-industrial rock artist Ghostatic has followed up his last single ‘Violence’ with a new single and video ‘Catastrophic Love’! The video is fraught with drama and feeling, complimenting the track. Watch the clip right now!
Quote from Adamo Fiscella:
“The Catastrophic Love video was actually shot at two locations: an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere in the mideast part of Ohio. My friend and videographer, Jeff, had showed it to me for my paranormal/urbex channel on YouTube(conveniently called Ghostatic) and an old victorian house in Dover, OH. The storyline was something thaas organically birthed by the song’s lyrics, but taken to the next level. It’s an extreme case of toxicity in a relationship that gets our of control. I directed it, alongside Jeff Hartman of Bitmod Studios(IG-@bitmod), featuring Jenny Lynn(IG-@fallenangel_7). They are very talented and great to work with. I also did all the post production work. It was a pain, but I had a vision in my head that I wanted to bring to life.”
If you are after a deep and introspective album that’ll make you ponder about the world’s mysteries, Cheap Love (Arising Empires) by To The Rats and Wolves isn’t the album for you. That’s because Cheap Love is the album you want to be playing halfway through the night at your local alternative club. With just enough heaviness and to get away with fitting under an alt-label and the right amount of infectious hooks and beats per minute.
This eleven-track release will keep you partying til the early hours of the morning!Continue reading
Electronic music comes in many waves. From new, to old to 80’s electro-rock, not many succeed in creating a memorable electronic record. For the French trio, The Sacrifice, it’s a point to revive the genre with nostalgic moments as they debut with their self-titled (Season Of Mist) on their own terms. They have taken synth-wave and incorporated classic 80’s pop and metal to produce this modern electro groove. The 11-track album is an experiment that involved a dozen of vintage synthesizers and drum machines, according to the band. But what listeners will gather here is a record that balances sonic synths full of color and life. The Sacrifice is here to make you dance.Continue reading
Korn is a band that needs no introduction, they speared headed the Nu-Metal genre back in the early nineties and have continued to be one of the best live bands on the planet whilst maintaining the quality of their recorded output. Frontman Jonathan Davis is a true modern day icon for metal whether it be for that signature voice or the lyrics that spoke to an entire generation. Having dabbled in various projects away from Korn, Davis is now ready to unleash his first solo offering, that being Black Labyrinth (Sumerian).Continue reading
Founded in 2008, Lunatic Soul is the musical alter-ego of Riverside frontman and bass player Mariusz Duda. Duda has poured his heart and soul into the new album, Fractured (Kscope), which reflects what seems to have been a turbulent time in his personal life as well as the current sociopolitical climate in general.Continue reading
‘Distanced’ is the fourth video/single from the band’s upcoming album Fever Daydream releasing on January 29th . The other three videos released were ‘Maybe We Should’, ‘The End Where We Start’, and ‘Ice to Never’. Frontman Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) is joined in The Black Queen by Josh Eustis (Puscifer) and Steven Alexander. Puciato commented on the ‘Distanced’ video:
“The video came about from Steve showing me cloud tanks, which were what a guy named Douglas Trumbull used to make the cloud effects in ‘Close Encounters.’ The visuals produced with those carried such a perfect combination of beauty and implied dread. We wanted to lean on the lyrics a bit in this song, which are about longing and fixation, the burden of absence, and figured we could do that in a more creative way than a normal lyric video, so I got together with Jesse Draxler, who we’ve worked with on the artwork for the album and ‘The End Where We Start’ single, and collaborated with on the ‘Maybe We Should’ video, and we built a cloud tank one night and shot endless amounts of footage until about five in the morning. We put the lyrics on heavy black poster board behind the tank, and then mailed them to people when we were done. The whole feel of this band has been so delicate and personal to us, and we’ve been so hands on with everything, so it’s nice to know that some people out there received a surprise piece of this video. That’s the part that was really gratifying. Knowing that like fifteen people would be like ‘what is this?’ and then see the video a day later. An element of human connection.”
The band has booked a début live performance which promises to be an exploration of the group’s audio/visual style on January 29th.
The Black Queen debuts live:
Jan 29: Complex – Glendale, CA – buy tickets here.
Video footage of Cross My Heart Hope To Die has surfaced from their July 26, 2014 Vita E Morte performance at Subliminal Projects Art Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The outfit features DJ Muggs, Andrew Kline (also of Strife), Brevi and Sean Bonner. Watch the clip below.