You've probably heard of metalcore, but how about Cob-Core? Canadian quintet As The Structure Fails turn the cornfield into a moshpit in their latest music video for their new single "The Surface." Led by dual vocalists and brothers Kyle and Carter Laird, the technical and melodic track delivers a certain level of chaos to compliment the lightheartedness of the video.
"We decided to take a jump outside the standard heavy music videos we tend to see, to create something outside of the box," says vocalist Kyle Laird. "We feel like this video truly is one-of-a-kind, reflecting our own lives of living in small towns and working on farms. We hope people see the humour in it."
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE
In the video, the band can be seen hardcore dancing in the hay, playing some pretty unconventional instruments, and getting squeaky clean in a makeshift tractor tub before they go on to completely dismantle the farm.
Directed by The Trenches
As The Structure Fails originally formed in 2009, but it wasn't until 2015 that the Ontario group solidified their line-up. The band barely got off the ground before drummer Kyle Clarke underwent multiple brain surgeries for a life-threatening diagnosis called Arteriovenous Malformation. Luckily, he made a full recovery and the group released their self-titled full-length in 2018. Topics of the album focus on damaged relationships, addiction, and the immoral habits of our culture. The band brings forward the idea that society, although corrupt, can change. They believe one person or one action everyday has the potential to bring a light into this sometimes dark world.
Listen to the single "The Surface" now on Spotify.
Sydney ascending metalcore outfit Polaris recently announced their highly anticipated sophomore album The Death Of Me, due to be released on 21st February 2020 via SharpTone Records. Today the five-piece are pleased to reveal their first album trailer, and also launch all album pre-orders!
You can view the trailer here, in which the band discuss their forthcoming album: https://youtu.be/hVMnrs9SkuI
All pre-orders for The Death Of Me are now available here: https://www.shrptn.co/polaris
When it came time to make their new album, The Death Of Me, the Sydney outfit knew they had a tall order on their hands.
Drummer Daniel Furnari states:-
“We wanted to walk a line between maintaining what’s defined our band and brought people to our music in the first place, while trying to write for ourselves and keep ourselves interested. Being our second full-length, we knew it was important for us to surprise the listener as well - nobody wants to hear the same record twice. We wanted to give them things they wouldn’t expect, take them to new places, but also for it to be definitively a Polaris record, building on what we’ve been working towards.”
Polaris returned to the house in the small Australian South Coast town of Mollymook where they made The Mortal Coil, converting it into a temporary studio. The familiar surrounds acted as something of a refuge after the high-pressure claustrophobia of touring. Accompanying the band was their front of house sound engineer, Lance Prenc, and long-time friend Scott Simpson (of Melbourne band Alpha Wolf), both of whom co-produced the album with the band. They tried a few new approaches to song writing, with tracks such as the anthemic first single, Masochist starting life as a vocal melody, around which the riffs were built, as opposed to the other way around.
In the two years since The Mortal Coil, Polaris have embarked on three sold-out headlining tours of Australia, as well as supporting Architects and Parkway Drive around the country; five runs throughout Europe (including a series of arena shows supporting Architects and a slew of high-profile summer festival spots); three separate US tours; not to mention performing at Download Festival in Australia. Somewhere in there, the quintet found time to write The Death Of Me.
Polaris announced a UK headline tour last week, in May 2020 with support from label mates Currents and Alpha Wolf, plus Varials. Tickets are on sale now!
POLARIS - THE DEATH OF ME UK TOUR 2020 - Special Guests: Alpha Wolf, Currents, Varials
03.05.20 Bristol - The Fleece
04.05.20 Birmingham - o2 Academy2
05.05.20 Glasgow - G2
06.05.20 London - o2 Academy Islington
The Death Of Me is set to arrive two years since Polaris released their ARIA-nominated, Australian top 10 debut The Mortal Coil which introduced the group to legions of fans around the country and, thanks to an extensive international touring schedule, the world.
Watch the music video for debut single Masochist here: https://youtu.be/jmU2HH0LHmY
Polaris have just wrapped up a UK run with Northlane, with dates still currently continuing across Europe:
POLARIS w/ NORTHLANE & VOID OF VISION
17.12.19 Germany München @ Backstage
18.12.19 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
19.12.19 Luxemburg Luxemburg @ den Atelier
20.12.19 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
21.12.19 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
The Luminary Plot is one of the newest bands to come from Calgary, Canada and they are hitting the ground running with the upcoming release of their self-produced debut EP entitled "We Are The Luminary Plot" due early 2020.
Their debut single "We" is an excellent introduction to this new, original metalcore band. Aggressive and frenetic, The Luminary Plot is hoping their first offering will be well received by listeners, as they explain:
“We are hoping this song leaves listeners hungry for more. With “We”, the band comes out swinging with aggressive, driving instrumentals and swing back and forth into a more floaty feeling chorus, there is plenty to keep people engaged and hopefully show that we do not intend to be a one-dimensional band!”
The Luminary Plot rose from the ashes of another band that guitarists Jesse Kopala and Kade Wolfe were in, and the end of that project gave them the time and determination to start something with a different focus, moving from a melodic death/metalcore to a dynamic, post-hardcore inspired sound. Bringing a tight and crushing live show to the audience is of utmost importance to the band and they are looking forward to sharing their brutal and beautiful music with fans around the world.
The Luminary Plot is suggested for fans of Norma Jean, Dead and Divine, and Darkest Hour.
Southwest Sydney metalcore five-piece Harroway have blasted on the scene and teamed up with masters of their craft at Graphics Nature Audio (The Amity Affliction, Knocked Loose, Counterparts, Thy Art Is Murder) with their debut single "Shine" flaunting intricate guitar work, huge heavy vocals and catchy cleans.
The track itself was recorded in Belleville, New Jersey at legendary Graphics Nature Audio with production and engineering by Sonny Truelove with the mix and master by Will Putney. "Shine" explores the light and shade up against the brutal raw vocals that form the backbone of the track with melodic instrumentation that weaves its way throughout.
The single is essentially a reminder for vocalist Matt Banks and to listeners not to give up on passions and aspirations no matter how hard life gets. Banks explains the writing process in saying that:-
"Over the course of the writing process riffs and structures changed, and so did my mood, so the verse became an outlet for the dark personal things I was dealing with at the time - which was basically feelings of not being good enough."
"Keeping the original intentions for the song in mind, I reflected back on all the positive words of encouragement I had received over the years while trying to follow my dreams which I summed up into the lyrics: ‘But I remember something you said, never forget the reason your heart beats in your chest. Keep the fire inside. We’re all born to shine’.
The single comes accompanied with a music video directed and conceptualised by music cinematography legend Third Eye Visuals (Parkway Drive, Gravemind, In Hearts Wake). The film features the band playing through their single within a colourful kaleidoscope that transitions along with the music, creating for a captivating watch and an addictive listen.
Harroway consists of former members of Maybe I’ll Live Forever, Isotopes and Like Royals with Matt Banks on vocals, Marcus Cunich on guitar and vocals, Alex Maybury on guitar, Jordan Sheriff on bass and Jesse Gallagher on drums. The band has arrived just in time to take their place among Australia's best and heaviest, representing Australia's thriving and ever-growing heavy music scene.
WATCH HARROWAY - SHINE VIDEO HERE:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_YxEsKSNb0&feature=youtu.be
"Shine" is out now and is available on all digital stores and streaming platforms!
Rising metalcore band Heart Of Jordan has released an intense new video for the track “Echoes Still Remain” from their self-titled debut album.
Watch “Echoes Still Remain” today, exclusively via Alternative Press at https://www.altpress.com/features/premiere/heart-of-jordan-convey-the-self-hatred-of-addiction-in-echoes-still-remain-watch/.
Directed by Scott VanGilder, Josiah Wood and Heart Of Jordan, “Echoes Still Remain” was filmed and edited by Scott VanGilder and Josiah Wood and serves as a sort of prequel – and sequel – to the album’s first video for “Deny.”
Says guitarist Elijah White:-
“Lyrically, the song is about the struggles of trying to help an addict stop the vicious cycle of addiction. Visually, the torture scenes of the video represent a prequel to our ‘Deny’ music video story line, using the metaphor of torture to articulate the songs message. Also, the beginning of the video shows a bit of a sequel to the ‘Deny’ story, letting the viewer know there is more story to tell. P.S. Look out for the plot twist at the end!”
From their humble beginnings in a dingy attic making rough demos on a trusty outdated tablet, Heart Of Jordan is becoming the next hopeful to stand out in the often over-saturated, cookie-cutter metal and hard rock world. In just two years, Heart Of Jordan has quickly garnered international attention through fierce social media campaigns and DIY tactics that would make the most diehard indie band proud. And in this short time frame, they have wasted no time making their mark on the live scene, having the honour of sharing the stage with many national touring acts such as 36 Crazyfists, Vyces, The Veer Union, Whitechapel and Lorna Shore, among others.
Recorded by acclaimed producer Josh Schroeder (King 810, For The Fallen Dreams), Heart Of Jordan’s debut album is a raw and modern twist on the early 2000s era metalcore sound, while drawing from diverse influences like anthemic ‘80s metal, dirty ‘90s grunge and heavyweight hard rock giants. From the powerful emotion of the song “Eye” and the minacious groove of “Deaf Ears” and “Throne Alone” to the soaring choruses of “Echoes Still Remain,” Heart Of Jordan has established a signature sound through simplicity and ingenious song writing that resonates with a broad audience, all while embracing the integrity and devotion to their creative vision.
Heart Of Jordan’s debut album is available via all digital retailers. For a full list of retailers and links, visit https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/heartofjordan/esai.
HEART OF JORDAN is:
Preston Mailand - Vocals
Eric TenEyck - Guitar
Elijah White - Guitar
Alfonso Civile - Bass
Andrew Everett - Drums
Since the end of 2014, Belgium metal group Our Hate have spilled their guts aggressively and brought the world their loud & intensive music. All the band members have gained experience in previous bands from the Belgian hard scene and they are always eager to “keep it real” on every stage, big or small, home or abroad!
Well over 100 shows in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg & Spain have made Our Hate a well-oiled machine forcing crowds to bang their heads and exploding in their collective ears and minds. Musical influences from different kinds of heaviness are covered and blended into a pounding metal sound which ensures that Our Hate shows never become monotonous.
The group released their debut album, Hate Will Prevail, in 2017 and now after extensive touring over the last couple of years, Our Hate are ready to bring you their latest venomous EP, Defiled By Evil, which will be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records.
Our Hate are:
Tom Lenaerts – Vocals
Deef Vanheukelen – Guitar
Dennis Vanheukelen – Guitar
Kris Stickers – Bass
Ibanez Vanschooren – Drums
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Floridian Metalcore outfit Afterlife release new single "PSA" (ft. Ryo Kinoshita of Japanese Metalcore band Crystal Lake)
Metalcore four-piece Afterlife has teamed up with Crystal Lake's Ryo Kinoshita to reimagine their track "PSA." The remix takes the heavy hitting energy of the original and adds in a unique flair from the Japanese metalcore band's encapsulating frontman. Fans can stream the track today at https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/afterlife-release-new-song-psa-featuring-crystal-lakes-ryo-kinoshita/. The track is also available at all streaming services here: http://smarturl.it/AfterlifePSA
"We wanted someone who was unique, fresh and not on a million other songs. The most exciting name on our list was Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake who we think is one of the most unique vocalists in current metal. When we approached him about the feature he was 100% on board and the end result is absolutely mental," shares frontman Tyler Levenson on the new track.
"PSA" originally appeared on the band's debut album Breaking Point, which was released via Hopeless Records earlier this year. The album gained immense praise from fans while garnering adds to Spotify's Rock Hard, New Core and New Blood playlists, Amazon's Fresh Hard Rock and The Forge UK playlists and Pandora's New Rock station. Additional support from BBC Radio 1, Kerrang!, idobi Howl and Alternative Press as well as multiple Number 1 spots on Sirius XM Octane has helped propel Afterlife into headphones of listeners around the world.
The album ambitiously tackling a variety of impactful topics from mental health and domestic assault to political apathy and the weight of guilt over the course of 10 unique tracks that blend influences like Slipknot, Linkin Park and modern hip-hop. Breaking Point is available to stream and purchase at http://smarturl.it/afterlifebp.
Blending singing, screaming and rapping over a heavy, yet satisfyingly melodic landscape for a unique sound coupled with socially conscious lyrics, Afterlife are poised to influence this generation of heavy music.
Afterlife is vocalist Tyler Levenson, guitarist Andrew McGuire, drummer Luke Walkinshaw and bassist Tristan Edwards.
American metalcore band, Oh, Sleeper, is exclusively premiering a live video for "Decimation & Burial" via Metal Insider today. Give it a watch here. The song comes off of their fourth full-length album Bloodied/Unbowed, released a few months back via Solid State Records. The record is now available across streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, and more: http://solidstate.lnk.to/sleeper. Physical copies are available for purchase at https://ohsleeper.merchnow.com/.
Bloodied/Unbowed is the band's first full-length record in almost a decade. The album follows the concept of their previous release, The Titan, and is laid out like a book - every song a chapter in the story from start to finish. It follows two characters as they suffer cataclysmic changes, forcing them apart and through their own personal crucibles before finding their way back to each other bloodied, but unbowed, determined to grow to be what they were born to be.
On the album, lead vocalist Micah Kinard shares:-
"Bloodied/Unbowed is our most mature effort yet, encapsulating the turbulence of the last six years and near-break-up of the band. We've never spent more time writing, scrapping, re-writing, and perfecting an album in our history as a band and we couldn't be more proud of it. This is proof that we can and will continue, not just as we were, but better than we've ever been."
Oh, Sleeper is an American metalcore band that forged themselves in 2006, creating a dark tech-metal sound that would define the genre for years to come with pioneering guitar work, captivating lyrics, soaring vocals, and devastating breakdowns. In over a decade's span, Oh, Sleeper has released three full-length albums (Solid State Records), 2 EPs, and toured world-wide alongside genre giants Bring Me The Horizon, Underoath, August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, The Devil Wears Prada and many more. After independently releasing their EP The Titan and being featured on the full Vans Warped Tour in 2013, Oh, Sleeper took a step back to allow clean vocalist and lead guitarist Shane Blay to form California based rock/metal band Wovenwar with members of fellow American metalcore act, As I Lay Dying.
Bloodied/Unbowedis available now.
Oh Sleeper is:-
Micah Kinard (vocals)
Shane Bay (guitar/vocals)
Zac Mayfield (drums).
Denver, Colorado Metalcore band One Way To Live have released their video for their single "Falling" off of their forthcoming EP due out November 2019.
The video can be seen HERE
The single can be picked up by the link below and also at their website via the "Stream & Follow" button:
Videos can be viewed here or on their YouTube channel:
One Way to Live projects the life of the outsider to an ear long awaiting change. From their formation in winter of 2015, Denver band One Way to Live has leapt beyond expectations of the Metalcore scene with a unique presence, having shared the stage with acts ranging from Kingdom of Giants, Earth Groans, Once Human, Outline In Color, Hallow Point, and many more. One Way to Live released their debut EP recorded and produced by Dusty Boles (ex. Make Me Famous, Rose Funeral), and have since diligently produced content slated to capture the market as they prepare to hit the road.
From the outside looking in, this is One Way to Live. Time is of the essence.
October 10th Denver, CO Herman's Hideaway w/ Hallow Point, Leveler, Under Auburn Skies
Ryan Schraeder - Lead Vocal
Ryan Graham - Guitar, Vocals
Dylan Graham - Bass
Kevin Marquez - Drums
Australian Trap Metal pioneers The Weight Of Silence return with new single & video "Runnin' Through The 666"
Hot off of a collaboration with Upon A Burning Body main man Danny Leal, The Weight Of Silence are here to prove that trap metal isn't a trend and neither are they. Continuing to prove their unique approach to a fresh genre, The Weight of Silence are "Runnin' Through The 666" on their latest single, blending metalcore with the swagger of trap!
Vocalist Jacob Pederson states that:-
“While we’ve focused our recent 2 singles on the #TRAPMETAL movement, our brand new single "Runnin Through The 666" could almost be placed as melodic hardcore! This is the sound we started this band on, and even though we’re all about evolving with our sound, we will never forget where we came from. This one is for our day one fans!"
Watch "Runnin' Through The 666" Official Video
The video for "Runnin' Through the 666" premiered on September 18 through New Noise Magazine; it showcases the band's live energy and the flare for the dramatic that can be heard in all of their songs. It's undeniably an unconventional and sometimes silly approach, but The Weight of Silence's roots in hardcore are evident in their music and in their dedication to their fans!
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