While it may be OK to not be OK, as the main refrain of the thumping anthemic opener ‘Enlightenment?’ insists (and while it absolutely is, we still have much work to do as a collective mass to support each other), Sleeps Society (Sleeps Brothers, in assoc. with Search & Destroy, Spinefarm, UNFD, Universal) takes a step and seeks to provide a place, a community packed with a kinship of like-minded souls who will be there with and for each other. It would be easy for the Sleeps Society (a Patreon-based family) to be empty words and hollow platitudes, but there is integrity to the missives that are as important to the overall point of While She Sleeps in 2021 as the songs. Continue reading →
While She Sleeps has shared a new single from their upcoming new album, Sleeps Society due out on April 16th via Spinefarm Records. Pre-orders are live at the link below. The band recently launched a new fan-oriented platform Sleeps Society and the band is just getting warmed up for what is shaping up to be a huge year. Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro on “Nervous” and Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 on “No Defeat For The Brave.” Featured on the track “Call Of The Void” are members of The Sleeps Society, showing this community will be a collaborative force in the future of the band!
Rock supergroup Saint Asonia, featuring former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier and Staind guitarist/founding member Mike Mushok, have released the deluxe edition of 2019’s Flawed Design album. The album features guest appearances from Sully Erna of Godsmack, and Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation. The new version features two additional songs, which were the bonus tracks of the original album and not widely released: “Say Goodbye” and “Weak & Tired” which you can hear right now. Pre-order’s are also live at Spinefarm Records. Continue reading →
Metalcore originators Atreyu have announced their “Carry the Fire” livestreams. The first stream will be a greatest hits set that takes place on Friday, November 20th. The second stream will find the band playing their classic 2007’s Lead Sails Paper Anchor in full and takes place on Friday, December 4th. There will be exclusive merch bundles and virtual meet & greets avails, as well as a separate Q+A. These will be the first shows ever with Brandon Saller exclusively as the lead vocalist. The band are working on their eighth album, which will be produced by John “Feldy” Feldman and will be released via Spinefarm Records. Their recent single “Save Us” will appear on the record.
Nashville-based rockers Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown dropped their highly anticipated album Pressure on Friday, October 16th to rave reviews. Usually, a band who are constantly on the road, the group played their ONLY show of 2020 and crafted a special virtual live stream to celebrate the record release. The invigorating set was sprinkled with songs from across the TBSD catalog, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and backstories on a handful of Pressure tracks. The chatbox during the performance was populated by grateful fans from every corner of the globe, showing the impact of the band worldwide as well as how much live music has been missed these past several months.
As last year wound down, 2020 was looking bright for music, with tours galore and a litany of reunions. Nashville’s rock ‘n rollers Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown were looking forward to building on their busy 2019, which included tours and festivals across the US and Europe, most notably with Stone Temple Pilots, Rival Sons, Clutch, Sevendust, Blackstone Cherry, and Airbourne, among others, and the release of their critically-acclaimed album, Truth and Lies. But as 2020’s landscape changed, big plans did too. Some artists went on hiatus, while others decided to take the time to reflect and write. In this case, guitarist/vocalist Tyler Bryant, drummer Caleb Crosby, and guitarist Graham Whitford did not slow down, took on the latter approach, and hunkered down in Bryant’s home studio to craft some of their best work with the help of co-producer/engineer Roger Alan Nichols. Aptly titled Pressure (out October 16th on Snakefarm/Spinefarm Records), the album takes listeners on a journey through the emotional and tumultuous year. Coincidentally, many of the songs began to take shape before Nashville faced a destructive tornado, COVID, and racial justice rallies. However, the release could not have been timed better, as it offers up 13 tracks to headbang and air guitar away the trials and tribulations of the last seven months and beyond. With a multitude of moods and tempos, and a collage of rock, blues, roots, and country stylings, Pressure follows the roller coaster that is 2020 life. Continue reading →
Heavy Rock band Saul has shared a new single, “Looking To Fight”, from their forthcoming album Rise As Equals, due out on October 23rd via Spinefarm Records. The band features brothers Blake Bedsaul [lead vocals] and Zach Bedsaul [lead guitar, backup vocals], William McIlravy [bass, backup vocals], and Myles Clayborne [drums] — and their new album is full of bangers. In other Saul news, the band has announced their Official Album Release Party. It’ll be a full streaming show and more. It’s set for October 23 at 4:30PM PT/6:30PM CT/7:30PM ET. Check out the single right now. Continue reading →
In the realm that is black metal, fans are usually treated to anti-religious themed lyrics, a heavy dose of blast beats, and at times, cookie-cutter guitar riffs. However, as black metal has evolved throughout the years, we now get more atmospheric-centric style music with lyrics that tell stories of nature, history, or just simply life itself. Winterfylleth falls into the second category especially with their latest release, The Reckoning Dawn (Candlelight/Spinefarm). Spanning across the entire album are memorable guitar licks, thunderous drumming, backing chants, and accompanying synth work that really ties the complete sound package together. It may not be a visual painting to look at, but the UK outfit certainly put together a fine piece of art.
Rock supergroup The Dead Daisies have announced their new album Holy Ground, coming soon via Spinefarm Records! The band have dropped the first new single ‘Unspoken’, which you can jam out right now, along with a cool visualizer!Continue reading →
Candian rockers Billy Talent will release the new chapter in their webseries: Forgiveness Chapter III today, April, 9th, at 4:45PM GMT! The premiere will be followed by a Q + A with the band. The multi-part short film was shot by award-winning Canadian director Michael Maxxis, the film stars UFC fightersRose Namajunas and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. This marks the third episode of the series and features music from the band’s multi-week #1 hit single “Reckless Paradise.” Join lead singer Ben Kowalewicz and drummer Jordan Hastings for the chat and click here to get a reminder when the episode goes live. Continue reading →