Bands that take on a "theme" often end up pigeon-holing themselves, releasing album after album with the same overarching concept and sound. When it came time to write and record their upcoming full-length album, Die On My Ride, Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry recognized the opportunity to expand on their celebrated exotic sound and lyrical explorations of tradition, history and warfare by delving into more personal, topical themes of racial discrimination, identity, equal rights and freedom.
Die On My Ride, which is scheduled to hit stores on June 2, 2017 via M-Theory Audio, delivers the potent, inimitable metal-meets-Mongolian / Central Asian world music sound that diehard Tengger Cavalry fans have come to know and love, while incorporating fresh styles and concepts that a whole new fan-base will enjoy. Listen to the brand new title track, "Die On My Ride", via lyric video now at MetalInjection.net:
"Die On My Ride is a rather different album than all of our previous releases," states Tengger Cavalry mastermind and frontman Nature G.
"This album reaches a more personal place for us. We discuss personal struggle surrounding identity conflicts, racial discrimination and individual freedoms. I think an important part of existing in modern society is learning to accept one another for who we are and embrace our differences, and to look beyond that to find a deeper connection between each race or ethnic group. Coming from a different place and walking the line between the Mongolian music world and American music world is sometimes challenging for me. I see all kinds of stereotyping and people throwing hatred, prejudice and judgement at one other because of arrogance, insecurity or simply a lack of understanding. This creates a huge identity conflict for individuals. These concepts make up a lot of what this album is about. Being yourself, pushing past judgement from others, being strong and fighting for your individual freedoms."
Nature G continues, "Musically, I intentionally tried to incorporate more clean vocal choruses, semitones and western minor scales, rather than stick just within our traditional Mongolian folk style. We also incorporated piano to add a more emotional element to the songs."
Die On My Ride was self-produced at Nature G's production studio Raiding Media, and is available to pre-order now in both physical CD and vinyl format via M-Theory Audio or digitally via the band's Bandcamp page. Die On My Ride is Tengger Cavalry's first album available in vinyl format, as well as their first album to be released with M-Theory Audio - the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, former president of Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast America.
Die On My Ride will be supported by a North American tour and performances at several European summer festivals. Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Internal Bleeding drummer and veteran FDNY firefighter Bill Tolley dies battling Queens blaze; band issues tribute with music video
"Rest in Peace our brother William 'Bill' Tolley. Drummer. Brother. Firefighter. Hero. Friend. Life will never be the same without him. We love you, Bill. Slam On." - Internal Bleeding
Internal Bleeding drummer and veteran FDNY firefighter Bill Tolley passed away Thursday, April 20th after falling five stories from a rooftop while battling a two-alarm apartment fire in Queens, New York. Tolley leaves behind a wife and eight-year-old daughter.
Said Tolley's bandmates upon his tragic passing, "Our drummer, the heartbeat of the band, William Tolley, died today. There are zero words to describe the loss. He was a good, decent, and honourable man who loved his friends, his family, and the people he served. There will never be another like him. There are no words to describe the utter sadness and despair we feel right now. Bill was our rock, our heart, and supplier of insane laughter. The music world lost a very influential drummer, and the world lost a friend, a father, and a damn good man. We love you Bill."
Yesterday marked the release of Internal Bleeding's digital single, "Final Justice." The track serves as a teaser from the band's forthcoming full-length, Corrupting Influence and the band planned to celebrate today's release with a new video for the track. Internal Bleeding wished to unveil the clip yesterday as planned in Tolley's honor. "Bill would want that more than anything. It will mean so much."
"Final Justice" takes the patented Internal Bleeding sound into new, more intense levels. It's still filled with all the hooks, slams, and grooves you've come to expect from the band, but at the same time, it's more sophisticated, sharper, and focused than anything they're released previously.
No Clean Singing is currently streaming the clip issuing, "It's now impossible to listen to the song and watch the video without thinking about yesterday's tragedy (and the original video has been modified since yesterday to include a remembrance and a dedication). Yet it's also a fitting tribute to Bill Tolley and his important role in creating the legacy of this band that obviously meant so much to him for so many years. There's a lot of visceral power in 'Final Justice,' and it captures the kind of immediacy, energy, and head-wrecking punch that you feel in a live performance..."
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"Final Justice" is available now via Unique Leader at THIS LOCATION and via iTunes HERE.
In anticipation of the release of their debut album, San Francisco-based black/death metal punks Succumb have premiered another brooding and punishing song off of the record, titled “Seedling,” which is streaming now courtesy of Terrorizer.
Due out May 5th, Succumb was recorded by bay area luminary Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Botanist, Oathbreaker, etc.) and features seven tracks influenced by Canadian death metal, war metal, and 1990's Napalm Death. The band plumbs the depths of modern death metal with primitive elegance, but what sets Succumb apart from their peers is vocalist Cheri Musrasrik; the juxtaposition of death metal riffing and propulsive drums with her cavernous howl and sophisticated lyrics make for a unique listening experience. Musrasrik sites authors and poets like Yeats, Jean Genet and Emile Zola as her primary lyrical influences, and throughout Succumb she tackles themes such as human experimentation and dystopias with a literary flair.
Photo (L to R): Chester Bennington, Pusha T, Stormzy, Mike Shinoda
Linkin Park have unveiled another new track from their upcoming album, One More Light - coming out May 19th on Warner Bros Records.
See lyric video for "Good Goodbye," featuring British grime sensation, Stormzy and American rap star, Pusha T here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW44aPjOMvI
Preorder the album at www.linkinpark.com and receive an instant grat of "Good Goodbye”
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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Hailing from the colourful and music-inspired streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, comes the unique blend of Metal / Rock / Industrial that is Gabriel and the Apocalypse. The band delivers a fierce yet beautiful array of female-fronted aggression that will give its predecessors a run for their money.
In regards to the new album, vocalist Lindy Gabriel says,
“The Ghost Parade is a concept record that brings you on a music roller coaster ride. From in your face songs, like ‘March of the Dolls,’ to stripped down emotional songs, like ‘Behind the Sun,’ this record still maintains a taste of the usual GATA anthems on politics and world issues, but, as a whole, it is more personal. I feel as a writer and lyricist it is more abstract and poetic. I feel more exposed and vulnerable. It's honest. It flows and twists through different waves and moods from beginning to end.”
The Ghost Parade was recently released by Pavement Entertainment, and the band has just completed its new video and single “Thrill of the Kill.” Gabriel and the Apocalypse will embark on a full tour this June and July with Wednesday 13. Check the video here:-
With great pride Club Inferno presents the single "Lithium", the fruit of the strong work our band The Unknown had with the amazing and talented Amy Lee.
The song is the expression of a strong collaboration that The Unknown, Iranian based band, had with Evanescence singer Amy Lee..
THE UNKNOWN ft. Amy Lee "Lithium" is available here: http://smarturl.it/THEUNKNOWN-LITHIUM
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Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee is proud to unveil her new single, “Speak To Me” the end title theme from the forthcoming suspense/drama, Voice From The Stone. Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke stars in the film alongside Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino, Remo Girone, Lisa Gastoni, and Edward Dring.
Directed by Eric Howell and scored by Michael Wandmacher, the haunting thriller set in 1950’s Tuscany is due July 24th. USA Today premiered the movie trailer on Tuesday, which can be viewed here. Listen to the track here: https://youtu.be/6Bqe6iPYIYQ
As a prelude, Lee shared an intro video to the track on her YouTube channel last April. Captured during the recording of the song at legendary Skywalker Ranch, the piece gives us a glimpse inside the process, with the gorgeous piano of “Speak To Me” as the backdrop. A few exclusive clips are also included, providing fans with a preview into the movie.
“Speak To Me” is available for download on ITunes, Amazon, and Google Play, and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.
Lee has a message for her fans about the film and her creative process behind the song and its accompanying video:
“I'm very excited to share a new song which I was asked to create as the end title for the forthcoming film, Voice From The Stone, which stars the incredibly talented and captivating Emilia Clarke. The song is called "Speak To Me.”
“There are many reasons why I felt inspired to work on this project. Voice From The Stone tells the haunting story of Verena, a nurse who is asked to aid a young boy who has fallen silent after the sudden passing of his mother - Verena is brought in to help him speak again. As a new mother myself, the film resonated very deeply with me. I had the opportunity to work closely with Eric Howell, who directed the film, and Michael Wandmacher, who composed the score. I was very moved by the movie, and after having my first conversation with Eric and Michael, I felt a surge of inspiration and immediately began writing. It is a rare phenomenon to really share a creative vision so completely, and that made for a very powerful experience, and an end result that I am very proud of.”
“It was an honour to be able to work with Eric on the music video as well, which was shot in Sienna, Italy, at the same beautiful location as the film. We conceived the video as a parallel and backstory to the film, which explores the strong bond of love between Malvina and her son, and the belief that love is stronger than death.”
Amy Lee is currently in the studio with her band, Evanescence, working on new music expected later this year. The band play two shows at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in June as part of a wider European tour.
June 13th - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
June 14th – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo SOLD OUT
Following a long stretch of radio silence, Portland, Oregon-based grindcore band Transient announces a revamped line-up, and plans of returning to both the stage and the studio in the months ahead.
Following the 2013 release of their self-titled debut LP through Six Weeks Records and an extensive US tour, Transient took some time to realign their line-up and attack. Having replaced two members in recent months, vocalist Krysta Curry (formerly Martinez, also of Landmine Marathon) and guitarist Adam Wilson now welcome bassist Brandon Curry, and drummer, Justin Rodda, both new members also hailing from Endorphins Lost, who released their debut LP through Six Weeks in late 2016.
Issues Transient on the status of the band, "We are really proud of the years that we've spent on this project. We love everyone who has helped bring the band to life at one time or another and continue to wish them all the best in their variegated endeavours. This Summer, Transient will emerge from hiding with new music and faces. Justin and Brandon bring with them tremendous abilities and will add a new depth and ferocity to our sound. Those that have had the privilege of watching them perform live know exactly how much infectious energy they'll bring. We're excited for what the future holds."
Transient has also booked Earhammer Studios for the first week of September, where the band will work with Greg Wilkinson to record the follow-up to their debut LP. Shows in Seattle, Portland, and Oakland are being booked surrounding the recording sessions. Transient will continue working on their new material, and will make their live re-emergence at Northwest Terror Fest in June, joining Warning, Cephalic Carnage, Wolves In The Throne Room, Yob, Samothrace, and dozens more.
Additional widespread touring from the band is imminent.
6/16/2017 Barboza - Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest [tickets]
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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