Watch The Trailer for Reality Show “No Cover” with Celebrity Judges Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale, Gavin Rossdale, Bishop Briggs, and Tosin Abasi


No Cover is a new reality show conceived and created by Ash Avildsen (CEO of Sumerian Records) and Josh Bernstein and presented by Hit Parader! on Sumerian’s YouTube. Premiereing on April 20th, No Cover is a reality music competition show designed to mentor and provide opportunities to unsigned artists. Filmed at the legendary Troubadour and Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, CA, twenty-five original artists will be competing for the top prize, which includes a six figure recording contract with Sumerian Records, representation from United Talent Agency and Shelter Music Group, performance slots at a Danny Wimmer Presents Music Festival, a $10,000 shopping spree from Guitar Center, PLUS! brand new gear from Gibson USA, Mesa Engineering, Ernie Ball, Liquid Death and Discmakers. No Cover features five main celebrity judges: Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale, Gavin Rossdale, Bishop Briggs and Tosin Abasi, and hosted by Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) Caity Babs (Sirius/XM) and Matt Pinfield (MTV, Hit Parader!). Watch the trailer now! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Animals As Leaders – Parrhesia


Animals As Leaders started as a project by virtuoso guitarist Tosin Abasi, after his former label Prosthetic Records asked him to create a solo LP, following the end of his band Reflux. After taking a year out to study and immerse himself in his guitar playing, he put together the group who have now been releasing music for over a decade through to Parrhesia (Sumerian) their fifth album.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bad Omens – The Death Of Peace Of Mind


Since the debacle over “the tour poster,” Bad Omens have been working their way back into the hearts of metal and rock fans alike by releasing some truly ambitious music. The Death of Peace of Mind (Sumerian Records) continues this on in spades.

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Animals As Leaders Books a Headline Tour for “The Parrhesia”


Animals As Leaders have booked “The Parrhesia Tour” which will see the band perform 2 sets per night in nineteen cities across the US to support their upcoming album of the same name. This monumental tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature two special sets by the progressive metal outfit – one of which will feature the new album Parrhesia (out on March 25th via Sumerian Records) in its entirety. Direct support acts will be announced soon. Tickets go on general sale at 10AM local on Friday, January 21st at the link below. Continue reading


Bad Omens Share a New Single and Music Video for “Artificial Suicide”


LA rockers Bad Omens have shared a new single and music video for their song “Artificial Suicide”. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming new album, The Death Of Peace Of Mind, out on Friday, February 25th, 2022, via Sumerian Records. Bad Omens have shared the music video for album title track “The Death Of Peace Of Mind” which has totalled a staggering 1.2 million views and counting on YouTube. The album is available for pre-order at the link below. Watch the video for “Artificial Suicide” now.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Asking Alexandria – See What’s On The Inside


Hard rock heavy weights, Asking Alexandria, have set and maintained an exceptionally high bar for themselves. It’s extremely disheartening to admit that their new record, See What’s On The Inside (Better Noise), falls slightly short of their usual standard. To be clear, there are very few bands that can achieve AA’s technical prowess. Critically, the record ticks a lot of boxes it’s supposed to. If this had come from a band like Buckcherry or Shinedown, it’d be a great release. The very problem is that this doesn’t sound like an Asking Alexandria album; It’s completely devoid of the biting, soul-exposed, gritty back-alley-of-a-rundown-city sound that made the band who they are.

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Animals As Leaders Share a New Track and Video – “Monomyth”


Animals As Leaders have dropped a new song, their first in five years, “Monomyth.” They also shared an incredible video to go along with the track which you can see below. The band also announced they have resigned with their label Sumerian Records! Stream the track and watch the video now! Continue reading


EP REVIEW: Lorna Shore – …And I Return to Nothingness


Say what you will about Deathcore, it is nothing if not persistent. Not that the idea of mixing Death Metal and Hardcore is a new one (i.e., Suffocation) but when the term deathcore is applied today it recalls the halcyon years between 2007 and 2012 when a young man’s worth was determined by his throat tattoo, the size of his gauges and his MySpace networking skills. If you had a pig squeal, a breakdown and a dream it seemed like you too could be handed an Earache Records deal. But when did that dream end? Well, according to Lorna Shore’s …And I Return to Nothingness (Century Media) it didn’t.Continue reading