Kill The Kong is a Swedish rhythm based Metal / Hardcore band formed in 2015. With seven members including two singers and a percussionist their music is influenced by several different bands in the harder genre, such as Slipknot, Architects, Parkway Drive, Upon A Burning body, Every Time I die.
They released their debut album during the summer of 2015 and now it´s time for their second album. The album will be released in the end of 2017 by the Swedish record label GAIN (Avatar, Europe, etc.) which the band recently signed with.
"We can finally make it official that we have signed a record deal with Gain / Sony Music Sweden who will release our upcoming album. The album will be released later this fall/winter. We are stoked to be a part of this awesome team and we can’t wait to see what the future will bring!" - Kill The Kong
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If you haven't learned the name Earthists., this is a band you'll want to get to know. They've been consistently playing shows in Japan and catching the attention of big name international touring acts. The band stands out with their combination of meaningful lyrics, incredible stage presence and musicianship. These elements are showcased in the new live video for "Dreamscape".
Despite the language barriers, one might think there's a loss in translation, however the lyrics really do explain who the band is and what's important to them as they sing, 'We live on this planet, Forever will we. Don't destroy the only place to stay, There cannot be us anymore once it's broken'.
When Tragic Hero Records discussed the lyrics with Earthists, the band explained the concept of, “What is done cannot be undone.” Pretending not to see destruction of the earth needs to be changed, and Earthists strongly emphasizes how we, ourselves, should be that change. Additionally, the lyrics describe the idea that, “We have no choice where we are born.” However, we can truly start to live our lives once we choose exactly how we want to live them. Earthists. debut album is available now at Merchbucket and Merchnow.
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Imminence Records' Arizona metalcore outfit Dreaming Awake is fresh off their tour with Convulsions and is now streaming their Imminence Records debut in full. The eleven track barrage on the ears in the form of Friction Lives releases today and features guest vocals from Sycamour’s Jeremy Gilmore and Incredible Me’s Dillon Jones.
"We've put the last two years of our lives into making this album what's it come to be, and we're so excited to be able finally get it out there, and essentially experience the album together with our fans.” - Vaughn Bell (Screamer)
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH6e9fl6w4f5-CreTmSEajNDegaOgjdcv
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Capturing the essence of Pop and RnB, while simultaneously creating an atmosphere of pure chaos, Dreaming Awake delivers groovy, yet dark, bone crushing breakdowns, and infectious soulful melodies that'll be sure to make you move your feet and sing along. Dreaming Awake is the collective of members from different bands from their home scene, bringing an array of different influences. Dreaming Awake is dedicated to bringing something fresh to the table, with heartfelt lyrics that anyone can feel, and genuine instrumentation that will leave you hooked.
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French hardcore metal group DeathAwaits, come at you kicking and growling their way through their head-smashing new video Brainless. Taken from the forthcoming album, Solve Coagula (out 14th April via Sliptrick Records), the track really bristles with anger and aggression whilst showing plenty of musical dexterity. Check out the video below.
Video directed by Anthony Mouchet
Special thanks to Vincent Portal (Torv) for his acting skills
DeathAwaits have also announced a release party on April 15th and tour dates across France and Spain in May to promote the new album Solve Coagula. If you have the chance, get yourself along and catch one of their storming live shows …you won’t regret it.
Apr 15 | Bordeaux, FR
May 05 – Tours, FR
May 06 – Angers, FR
May 07 – Poitiers, FR
May 19 – Nancy, FR
May 20 – Vormelange, FR
May 25 – Cantabria, ES
May 26 – Palencia, ES (at Brutologos Fest)
May 27 – Salamanca, ES
May 28 – Barcelona, ES
Florian Garrigue – Vocals
Jordan Bonnevialle – Guitar
Damien Riou – Guitar
Frédéric Bouziat – Drums
Thomas Granturco – Bass
DeathAwaits are endorsed by EICH Amplification, Atelier Kraken, Skull Strings, SP Custom, DINE Wear, Riki le Plectrier.
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Rock tinged melodic metalcore / post hardcore Vancouverites This Gun For Hire will be unleashing their debut album 'Something A Little More Sinister' on March 31, 2017. The band has already released singles 'Infection', 'Good Evening Deacon' and 'Barn Burner', which guitarist Tyler Burns has a brand new play-through for at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyKZKJ7l1vg
This Gun For Here is also offering fans a FREE download of 'Barn Burner' exclusively on PureGrainAudio.com at http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/this-gun-for-hire-barn-burner-free-song-download
Plus you can watch their music video for 'Barn Burner' at https://youtu.be/UO1qbqi3I2Q
The band comments on the video:
“You ever been to one of those parties where you feel like you’re on top of the world? Well this isn’t one of those parties. Welcome to Barn Burner! Where the drinks aren’t free and the girls ain’t pretty. Get ready for a night full of hazards, disasters, and bastards where there’s no going home! Barn Burner is This Gun for Hire‘s party jam that doesn’t let up, even for a second. Delving into the Canadian atmosphere of bush and house parties. You better dust off those dancing shoes and buckle up for a wild… ish ride. Special thanks to Kris Hellstrom for creating another awesome video for us.”
This Gun For Hire recorded 'Something A Little More Sinister' with engineer and producer Roger Swan (K-OS, Battle Axe) to present their first clutch of original songs to showcase to the world. The twelve track release displays a keen awareness of pace and dynamics. Moving deftly from the seething chaos of the eponymous opener to the grandiose and melodic epic of "To The Fallen And The Faithful', and back again for the staccato grunt of 'Barn Burner' to finish the record, This Gun For Hire leave you in little doubt as to their capabilities.
'Something A Little More Sinister' will be available through iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.
Shelby Tanaka (Lead Vocals)
Tyler Burns (Guitars/Bass)
Mitch Harsch (Drums/Vocals)
Axel Verstraeten (Guitars)
Jake Murdoch (Bass/Vocals)
North Wales Metalcore Quintet Rosen Bridge have revealed details of their forthcoming sophomore EP ‘Dreamcatcher’. Set for self-release on 12th May, vocalist Antony Jones states: “It’s about overcoming obstacles and chasing what your goals are. The artwork represents the journeys that people can take within their own thoughts, without looking like a self-help book cover.” As an insight into the four tracker, the band are also streaming the title track here, with Jones explaining: “We decided to lead with Dreamcatcher as it’s the best representation of the EP as a whole. Lyrically, it focuses on making changes to your life and bettering yourself, whilst the music has pretty much all of the elements of the EP: heavy riffs, vocal hooks, solos and a breakdown for good measure.”
Rosen Bridge, completed by Eddie Edwards and Marcus Williams on Guitar, Rowan Jack on Drums and William Roberts on Bass duties, are named after a synonym for worm holes. As a somewhat tongue-in-cheek reference, they class themselves as ‘spiritually driven metal’, which ultimately boils down to wanting to spread a message of positivity, something often not found in heavy music. “Our music is heavily influenced by our experiences in battling mental health issues. We want to motivate people to talk to us and each other and share their own experiences. We want people to be inspired to move against their pain and be the best person that they can be. We have all had experiences with living through highs and lows and the music that has inspired us in these times is the music that motivates us to change for the better,” comments Jones.
For ‘Dreamcatcher’, the follow-up to debut ‘Entropy’, the band set out to create a record that would “make people feel great”. Laying down the release with John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios, the members slept in one van and commuted to the studio each day, ready to work hard. Thankfully they are pleased with the product: “The new release tries to focus more on keeping a consistent groove, with the soulful vocal hooks from the first EP. We still kept some more complex sections, but really wanted to develop our style to have a more varied sound with heavy and lighter moments. We hope that this material will yield more live 'sing-a-long' chorus moments mixed in with the big, heavy riffs as well.” If you like Issues, Volumes & Northlane, then we are positive Rosen Bridge are for you - and you should catch them on the road this May:
Rosen Bridge Live (more dates to be announced):
May 18th: AATMA, Manchester
May 20th: The Saddle, Chester
May 25th: The Bird’s Nest, Deptford
May 26th: The Harp Restrung, Folkestone
May 28th: 8 Bit, Swansea | May 29th: The Full Moon, Cardiff
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German Metalcore quintet Cry My Name will release new album Reflections April 21 on Bastardized Recordings. And the group sounds fresher and more dynamic than ever! On Reflections, the band's traditional style is bolstered by a fat production, angry riffs, roller-grooves and hard chorus hooks.
Cry My Name fuels its sound with aggressive hardcore beats without anchoring themselves to the past. Most importantly, the Kiel boys demonstrate a unique flair for writing great songs! Reflections was recorded at Blastbeat Productions and mastered a Pitchback Studios.
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After releasing one gut punch of a Full-length on December, 2nd of 2016, our Boys in As A Conceit are here with a live recorded session of "A Should with A Must" from the debut full-length album titled "Frown Upon Us".
For fans of artists such as Architects and Northlane, these Progressive metallers administer a chilling dose of technicality laced with subtle melody, all the while without losing sight of the message these gents aim to deliver: anger, dismay but at the same time, a sliver of hope for the world we live in. And the timing for such feelings has never been more spot on. For any fan who enjoys technicality, ambiance and gut-wrenching vocals supported by a radical musical assault, or for anyone who's enjoyed the latest Architects albums, this is an album that should not be missed out on.
The band gives us more detail into this single and how everything came together:
"'A Should With A Must' is the last song off our last album 'Frown Upon Us'. This song is about our society in modern life; about being constantly pushed to be and to think what we are and what we think, day after day, in a never-ending brainwashing lead by mass media, governments and multinational corporations; about the personal struggle we all lead to not be defined by others and to find our own identities. We decided to film this live session because to us is one of the most fun and energizing songs to perform live, if not the most one, and because we think it encloses a meaningful message we should all regularly take some time to reflect upon."
Dealing with demons while in the public spotlight isn't an easy thing. It's something The Bunny The Bear's frontman, Matthew Tybor, has been doing for years while struggling with substance abuse. It was that struggle that inspired the new song, "I Am Free", which the band is proud to premiere the video for.
The powerful lyrics of the song (This is the last time that I'll walk ashamed of my choices,
this emptiness, feeding my future to flames. This is the day I will finally be free of these demons, addictions that keep me in chains. I am free) are extremely personal to Tybor as he is currently in recovery and is no longer using. He explains, "[substance abuse] can seem like a seeming endless struggle to overcome such demons. Booze, pills, whatever really. A huge bulk of society struggles with some, or all of the above, myself included. Sometimes you have no choice but to find that sliver of hope within all the despair."
This video is special as the band shot footage on during shows in a few of their favourite cities and put together a live video for the second single off their upcoming Needful Things Records release "The Way We Rust". Tybor shares, "I couldn't be more stoked with how the video turned out. I hope our fans, old and new, enjoy this video as much as I do."
"The Way We Rust" will be be out on March 17th and is available for pre-order now at Merchbucket.
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Most people have experienced tragedy in their lives and have been left to deal with the emotions. Everyone deals with this in their own way, The Artificials have taken a very painful experience of losing a friend in an accident and paid tribute in their new single, "Stormwolf".
Aside from the hauntingly beautiful vocals of Sarah Rigdon, The Artificials' heartache is evident as she faithfully sings, "When your soul left, part of our hearts turned forever blue. We try to understand, but the peace of God surpasses all understanding. Blessed are those who mourn". Guitarist Alan Rigdon shares his perspective, "This song is dedicated in memory of Daulton Storm Holly, a friend who was taken from the world way too soon by a drunk driver. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
The Artificials also announced that their debut album, "Heart", will be out on 3/31 and is available for pre order now at Merchbucket.
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With a unique use of polyrhythms and odd time signatures, The Artificials will take you on somewhat of a mathematical journey of controlled chaos. Every song has a purpose and a certain feel, while keeping it simple with a catchy chorus to keep people singing. The dynamics of the clean guitar sections will take you from a sparkling angelic coma to a crushing chaotic rhythm and rip you back into reality.
The Artificials originally consisted of Guitarist Alan Rigdon and his friend Aaron Surratt way back as teenagers posting demos on Myspace. Although the recordings were rough, it got the musicians noticed. Rigdon decided to put the band on hold when he joined Erra. After recording with Erra and going out on numerous national tours, Rigdon felt it was time to get back to his own thing. He went on to marry Vocalist Sarah Rigdon and started up The Artificals again.
Finding the perfect additions to the line-up proved to be easier said than done. Rigdon found Travis Wilburn (guitar) on social media and because he had a similar writing style, he proved to be a perfect fit. Brent Stanley, a proficient multi instrumentalist was a home-town friend of Rigdon’s and was brought in on bass. Finding a drummer was the most difficult spot to fill but luckily Rigdon’s childhood friend, Shelton Summersgill was between projects and joined on drums.
The Artificials released a 4 track EP in 2014 (Produced/Engineered by A. Rigdon of Study Sounds Recordings, Mastered by Griffin Kolinski [RIP] at Hourglass Studios). It was these recordings and the past relationship Rigdon had with Tragic Hero Records President Tommy LaCombe while with ERRA that led to the band partnering up with the label for their first full length album, “Heart” (Mixed / produced / mastered by A. Rigdon of Study Sound Recordings). Rigdon explains, “I have history with Tragic as I used to play guitar for ERRA. Tommy and I kept in touch because I felt like he really cared about our music and provided us with such a personable business relationship."
"Heart" will be out March 2017. The band looks forward to hitting the road on their first tour together.
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