NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: April 17th New Music Releases

 

Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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Enter Shikari Announces New Album, Drops First Single – “The Dreamers Hotel”

Metalcore leaders Enter Shikari have announced their next full-length album, Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible due for release on April 17, 2020 through So Recordings. Listen to the first single and watch the visualizer for “{ The Dreamers Hotel }” which premiered as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record” on BBC Radio 1 right now! Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Enter Shikari – Can’t Swim Live at Bowery Ballroom

Enter Shikari just completed a brief run of USA tour dates, for their “Stop The Clocks Tour”. The band is still touring the world behind their 2017 album The Spark (Ambush Reality), lighting up stages with their back catalog and new songs! They were joined for this USA tour by up and coming rockers Can’t Swim, who clearly have big things in front of them.

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Palaye Royale Books Tour of the UK For Early 2020

Rising Rock stars Palaye Royale will return to the UK in early 2020 with a five-date headline run that includes London’s famous O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. The band is having a huge 2019, opening for Enter Shikari, performing at Donington’s legendary Download festival, appearing this weekend at Reading & Leeds fests this weekend. All dates go on sale next week at the links below. Continue reading

Enter Shikari – Palaye Royale – Black Peaks: Live at O2 Academy, Leicester (UK)

Putting together a good bill is a difficult task. Sometimes the stars can align, schedules are free and the world gets Trivium with Code Orange, Power Trip and Venom Prison. Other times you get Dizzee Rascal supporting Muse. Yes, that did actually happen. When a band as fluid with genre boundaries as Enter Shikari announces a tour, wild speculation breaks out about who will be joining them, or indeed, why a certain band is on the bill. Tonight is no exception as a varied line up graces the frequently gig-bereft Leicester City. Continue reading

REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Week 47/48 Five Finger Death Punch, Silent Descent, InAir, Felix Hagan and more…

 

The Ghost Cult album roundup is back in town, for your vulgar delectation, though we’re taking a different approach this week and grouping together some of the less-“heavy” releases that are polluting our ears; it’s a walk on the lighter side of the Ghost Cult coin…
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Campaign Launched For Documentary Film About Vegans And Veganism In Music

A crowdfunding campaign is launched to support a documentary film about vegans in the music world promoting vegan lifestyle. In addition to raising funds to produce the film Taking Note, they are seeking more artists to interview for the project that already includes members of Against Me, Anti-Flag Fall Out Boy, Arch Enemy, Creeper, Enter Shikari and more. Continue reading

Enter Shikari Team Up With Rapper Big Narstie For New Single – Supercharge

British rockers Enter Shikari dropped a new single, featuring Big Narstie, ‘Supercharge’. The track single was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show as ‘Hottest Record In The World’ this week. Continue reading

Enter Shikari Release DIY Video For New Single – Hoodwinker

Enter Shikari, photo credit by Thomas Pullen

Enter Shikari, photo credit by Thomas Pullen

 

Enter Shikari has released a video for their surprise single ‘Hoodwinker’, premiered last weekend on Daniel P Carter on the BBC 1 Radio Rock Show. You can watch the video for ‘Hoodwinker’ below: Continue reading

Wildways – Into The Wild

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It’s been quite a transformation few years for new Artery Recordings signees Wildways. Hailing from western Russia and operating until just a few years ago under a different name, this metalcore prospect comes up big on the US debut Into The Wild. The current wave of modern metalcore, bands with the ability to be heavy, but fluid enough to genre bend and flow well. Everyone aspires to this style, and fewer can make it there own sound. Wildways has done this big time.

Tapping into that millennial angst is easy. Try doing for a generation that would rather Snapchat then make a real personal connection. The kids in Wildways know this, and since they are their own audience, this helps them connect on real level. No fantasies or fakery, but real songs about personal problems. Tracks meld metalcore, EDM, rap (in English and Russian!), punk rock, and even thrash on occasions, coming on like the Linkin Park meets Parkway Drive in a game of carnival bumpercars. Big songs, tuneful melodies, verbose wordplay, and plenty of feel-good moments are the hallmarks of this album.

Opener ‘Skins’ is one of the longer tracks on the album. It’s a kitchen-sink type affair musically, building from a whisper to an emo-core roar of major proportions. Alternating between singing, rapping and screaming, it just kills. They have been a band long enough that they grasp dynamic and tempo shifts and are not just trying to spaz out the listener with changes. Props.

‘3 Seconds To Go’ is a hyperactive song that sounds like what would happen if you had Dragonforce and asked them to write for Enter Shikari or Chiodos at gunpoint. Again, vocalist Toli impresses. There is some baddass keys/programming going on here too. ‘Faka Faka Yeah’ will have the Atilla loving kids losing their shit. I can see this crossing over easily to pop fans. It’s still pretty metal, even though I have no idea what the hell this song is about. The album definitely gets stronger as it goes on with the best tracks being ‘Slow Motion’, the single ‘Princess’ (with mystery female vocals), ‘Don’t Give Up Your Guns’ and ‘Illusions And Mirrors’.

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Wildways have arrived and might be a good bet to be the next big thing. This is a good first step into a larger world, and we’ll be following along closely.

7.0/10

KEITH CHACHKES

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