American Metalcore outfit Like Moths To Flames sign with UNFD; new single "All That You Lost" out now
American metalcore giants Like Moths To Flames have announced they have signed to UNFD today, joining artists like Frank Iero, Silverstein, Northlane, Stray From The Path and Dream State on the label. On joining the UNFD family, vocalist Chris Roetter shares "After 10 years of LMTF, I feel a huge sense of renewal throughout the band since we signed on to the label. UNFD has done amazing things for our team in a very short amount of time and we are heavily anticipating the future and what's to come."
To celebrate this next chapter of the band, Like Moths To Flames have released a brand new single. "All That You Lost" harkens back to the legendary band's earlier releases, full of non-stop guitar riffs, heavy hitting vocals and an uncontainable energy. "'All That You Lost' is about the on-going struggles of being in toxic relationships and finally coming to the conclusion that you've had enough" shares Roetter on today's release. "I think it's important to embrace the things that piss you off... If you can use it as means to grow. Sometimes it's easier said than done." Fans can stream "All That You Lost" today at http://unfd.lnk.to/AllThatYouLost.
Like Moths To Flames conjure the type of anthems that move crowds and evoke each listener's deeply rooted passions, as evidenced by the millions of streams accumulated by songs like "Bury Your Pain," "No King," "The Worst in Me," "Wither," and "You Won't Be Missed" (which alone accounts for 5 million views on YouTube). Tours with bands like All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, and Memphis May Fire cemented their status as a live act worthy of admiration.
Across four albums, Like Moths To Flames have enlisted friends and contemporaries from bands like Silverstein and the Amity Affliction as guests, while trading in massive breakdowns, thrashing riffs, and melodic might, adeptly moving between crushing brutality and soaring catchiness with powerful energy.
With a new label home, upcoming tour dates and new music coming later this year, it seems like this is just the beginning for Like Moths To Flame.
Melbourne metalcore four-piece Void Of Vision have announced details of their forthcoming sophomore album Hyperdaze, due Friday September 13 via UNFD. Alongside the news comes a blistering first taste of the release in the form of 'Hole In Me'.
“Pure hatred, self-loathing and nihilism, are themes that unravel throughout this record," explains Void Of Vision lead vocalist Jack Bergin. Though there's no positivity or light to be drawn from the album, Bergin asserts that there's a lot to unpack. Hyperdaze is an invitation into the depths of his world, with its creation process offering a steep exercise in catharsis for him as an individual and an artist. The result is a belting 11-track release that laces raw anger and vulnerability between superior musicianship.
Today Void of Vision also offer visuals for the record with the reveal of a gut-wrenching music video for 'Hole In Me', watch - HERE
If not for its epic musical onslaught (see the chaotic 'Splinter', harrowing 'Kerosene Dream' and the roaring 'If Only'), there's an unnerving sense of darkness in Hyperdaze's lyricism that makes for a one-two assault upon listening. Soaking in bleak lines including “Don’t pity me, I’m dead already” ('If Only') and “There is no God, we were all born to rot, we all die the fucking same” ('Babylon'), Hyperdaze is the ultimate musical parcel of rancour.
On the band's progression since their 2016 debut full-length, Bergin quips: “Children Of Chrome was an experiment, Hyperdaze is an experience."
“[Hyperdaze] is the most we’ve explored each and every detail that we put onto an album,” he adds. “From fine-tuning and tweaking all the synths and accompaniment to the grittiness and aggression of the vocals, we really wanted the pure anger that went into making these recordings to translate out the other side – something I feel we haven’t quite grasped on previous records.”
Building on the momentum of 'Children Of Chrome', and their more recent outputs, 2017's Disturbia EP and 2018 single 'Kill All My Friends', Void Of Vision have been consistently stretching their touring muscles. With slots at Good Things, UNIFY and Halloween Hysteria, extensive headlining across Australia, European visits and a recently announced support slot alongside Northlane, the band have been busy showcasing their live assault.
Now geared to impart their refined new material on the masses, the Hyperdaze era is set to see Void Of Vision at their most tenacious and hell bent yet.
'HYPERDAZE' TRACK LISTING
2. 'Year Of The Rat'
4. 'If Only'
5. 'Slave To The Name'
7. 'Hole In Me'
8. 'Kerosene Dream'
VOID OF VISION - 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES - SUPPORTING NORTHLANE
Friday October 11 – UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney
Saturday October 12 – The Triffid, Brisbane (SOLD OUT)
Thursday October 17 –170 Russell, Melbourne
Friday October 18 – 170 Russell, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)
Saturday October 19 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide (SOLD OUT)
Turkey isn't a country synonymous with metal, however from the backstreets of Istanbul five young gentlemen have been creating noise and after two singles and an EP, are now on the cusp of releasing their debut full length We Are Nothing. Signing to UK label Hostile Media recently, Grapes In The Mouth are pleased to reveal the first glimpse into what they've been working on for almost two years.
"The recording process was challenging." states vocalist Barkın Ege Tekkökoğlu. The band, like many others have taken inspiration from their own life experiences but in creating We Are Nothing found a way to speak universally.
"As human beings we see ourselves in the centre of the universe, we are not. We Are Nothing embraced that kind of perspective. To expand, while we rage like lightning or have hope on the next sun rising, Polaris (The North Star) stays where it is and has led our way throughout history... The album has 13 songs, each with a symbol. These symbols are linked to song’s lyrical content and meaning. We used naturally occurring events and natural elements in symbols to emphasise the power of the universe and our weakness... essentially saying... we are nothing."
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in our guitarists, Serdost Gezgin, studio, DDos Studios.
We Are Nothing is out 27th September 2019
Pre-Order Here: https://hostilemedia.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-nothing
Check out the bands last single 'Say Goodbye' - https://youtu.be/YUfeu3eD04w
Calgary metalcore band Widmore is thrilled to announce the band's forthcoming EP, Hostile. Set to be released on June 28th, 2019, Hostile features lead single " Welcome // The End," and three brand new tracks. For additional information, please visit: www.widmoreband.com.
On the new EP, vocalist Ruel James shares:-
"The apocalyptic soundscape of the record is meant to represent the feeling of loss due to factors out of your control, and the eventual acceptance that the best way to affect change in your own world is to look inward."
Widmore's goal as a collective is to break down all genre barriers, blending the sounds of Metal, R&B, Rock and Hip-Hop in hopes to create a niche sound untouched by previous artists.
An extensive touring schedule, coupled with the band's emotionally captivating music, has helped them quickly cultivate a dedicated fan base. Their commitment to the DIY mentality influences all aspects of the band, from marketing and visual content to their live performances.
Widmore is Jeremy Richardson (vocals), Ruel James (vocals), James Ward (bass/vocals), Eric Dupuis (guitar/vocals), Jordan Howe (guitar/vocals), and Cole Mcinnes (drums).
The band will release their new EP Hostile on June 28th, 2019.
Italian Metalcore crew Tonight We Stand & Italian rapper Lavinia Viscus release suicide prevention track
Italian metal quintet Tonight We Stand are back with a new lyric video and single called 'Hollowgrams' featuring rapper/hip hop artist Lavinia Viscuso. Visually, the video looks like supplemental content for an R.L Stine Goosebumps book, but the song actually has a darker, more serious tone.
WATCH IT HERE
ALSO AVAILABLE ON SPOTIFY
Tonight We Stand states:-
"'Hollowgrams' talks about the emotional struggles that many artists face and it addresses suicide / depression. With this song, we wanted to raise suicide awareness for the sake of anyone who has succumbed to the most insurmountable mental anguish. We must look at suicide as what it is: a preventable outcome of a treatable illness."
"Hollowgrams" was mixed by Betraying The Martyrs guitarist Lucas D’angelo and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Architects, Periphery).
Tonight We Stand released their debut EP Redemption in 2016 on Sliptrick Records, which was awarded the "Best Underground Release" by Rock Hard Italy. The four song offering was produced and mixed at Solid Ground Recording Studio, and mastered by Andrea Fusini, as was their 2017 single "I Will Rise, You'll Fade Away."
Listen to "Hollowgrams" on Spotify.
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Vietnamese Prog Metalcore outfit Windrunner unveil double music videos for both "Mulan" & "Oleander"
Vietnamese progressive metalcore act Windrunner have just dropped a double music video for the tracks "Mulan" and "Oleander." The songs were included on their most recent and critically acclaimed LP titled 'MAI'.
Click here to watch the new music video for "Mulan" and "Oleander" on Dreambound
Demonstrating the band's ability to fuse crushing djent and melodic metalcore, both "Mulan" and "Oleander" are absolute bangers with an equal 'go crazy in the moshpit' to 'sing along during the chorus' appeal. As the rhythm section builds up a ferocious metallic storm, vocalist Duong Bui breaks through the clouds harnessing both brutal screams and lush cleans. This music video captures the raw and energetic performance by the act.
Windrunner is a progressive metalcore quintet hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam. Founded in early 2015 from the merger of two renowned Vietnamese metalcore bands: Epione and Alive In Sight, Windrunner quickly made a name for themselves with their unique blend of rhythm and melodies, groovy yet intricate riffs, soothing ambience, melodic guitar lines, coupled with catchy vocal choruses from female vocalist Duong Bui. Their debut EP “Vui” was released in June 2015 and received positive acclaims from around the world.
Since then, Windrunner has actively toured around Vietnam, South East Asia and South Korea, supporting bands such as Attila, Secrets, Benighted, Hiss From The Moat, Coldburn, King Ly Chee, Born From Pain, Earthists, and many others. Most recently, they served as the opener for Emmure.
Listen and Download 'MAI' Now on All Streaming Platforms Here
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English metal quintet Heart Of A Coward are talking and revealing facts about their upcoming fourth full-length album 'The Disconnect', which will be available on the 7th of June, 2019 via Arising Empire!
Watch Heart Of A Coward revealing exciting facts here: https://youtu.be/DLHBMfMuYi8
Heart Of A Coward:-
“We are so ready to unleash this album. This band is our creative release, so you can bet we're itching to take these new tracks to the stage and give it everything we've got."
Back in March, the band premiered their first single off 'The Disconnect' via YouTube. 'Drown In Ruin' is now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Watch the music video for their brand new single 'Drown In Ruin' here: https://youtu.be/oSf5Jfv1E5E
Pre-order the new album 'The Disconnect' here: https://HEARTOFACOWARD.lnk.to/TheDisconnect
Heart Of A Coward will be playing Download Festival UK on June 16th (tickets/info HERE) and will be embarking on their own UK headline tour with special guests and label mates Any Given Day and Lock & Key in June 2019. Tickets are on sale now!
4th June 2019 Manchester, Rebellion
5th June 2019 Glasgow, Classic Grand
6th June 2019 Norwich, Waterfront
7th June 2019 London, The Underworld
8th June 2019 Brighton, The Haunt
16th June 2019 Donington, Download Festival
'The Disconnect' is Heart Of A Coward's fourth full-length album and the first to feature frontman Kaan Tasan. Once again, sound engineers Justin Hill (recording) and Will Putney (mixing and mastering) were involved to make it a roaring success. The writing process for 'The Disconnect' has been long and gradual, with initial work beginning in 2017.
Forming the album started with rough instrumental ideas being pieced together - Steve Haycock, guitarist recalled:-
"'The Disconnect' was not an easy process to begin with after such an extended hiatus, but once the wheels started rolling it was business as usual. Kaan was really involved with the writing process throughout which gave us a new element to focus on when writing”.
Kaan Tasan, who joined the band in late 2017 agreed:-
"It was one of the most challenging and rewarding writing processes I've ever been involved with. Some tracks just clicked and fell into place, whilst other tracks really pushed us all creatively. It was important for us to get the best out of each other – we really did all go in on this together”.
Discussing the more conceptual aspects of the record, Chris Mansbridge, drummer commented:-
"'The Disconnect' refers to the feeling of a complete lack of control over your surroundings and the powers that control your life. It’s the feeling of hopelessness, anger and an inability to relate to the world you live in. Its a record we are all extremely proud of and this marks the next chapter of Heart Of A Coward.”
Heart Of A Coward are:
Kaan Tasan | vocals
Carl Ayers | guitars
Steve Haycock | guitars
Vishal Khetia | bass
Christopher Mansbridge | drums
Swiss Metallers Fueled By Fear have released a new video for the song "The Devil Will Be Waiting", taken from the band's EP "This Forsaken Place", released on February 11th 2019 via Ashburn Records. EP artwork was done by Azrael Deaign.
Watch the video here:- https://youtu.be/LMW3idRosbM
Fueled By Fear, was formed in late 2011, under the name of Blood Bound, featuring members out of formerly well known bands, such as Ex- ortation, Die by Design, Framestand and Disparaged. Their debut full length album “Two By Eight” was released on December 16th 2016 by Ashburn Productions. After the album release, the band played a lot of Club shows in Switzerland. The album hit the Swedish Rock Charts place 5 and entered the Swiss Charts too. The band has toured with Sepultura (on their Baltic Tour in March 2012) and In Flames (on their Russian mini-tour in 2013). Fueled By Fear released their new EP “This Forsaken Place” on February 11th 2019 via Ashburn Records.
Auckland's Crooked Royals just dropped their second single "Dissentients" featuring Veil of Maya's Lukas Magyar from their upcoming EP 'Rumination', due out Friday April 19.
"Dissentients" is a track about changing ones environment if the current situation isn't working. The song talks about not caving to the pressures of others and that people can't change a person in to something that they're not.
The video clip that accompanies the single is visually beautiful and is set against the stunning natural backdrops of New Zealand. The video shows each member of Crooked Royals playing their respective instruments at separate locations that boast the beauty of their home country in summer. Lukas Magyar features in the clip in a contrasting environment where snow is falling and winter is in full swing.
Check out the video for "Dissentients" here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnBV5dt_DTw
'Rumination' is Crooked Royals sophomore release since their debut EP 'Intertwine' in 2018 and rumination means to be in deep considered thought. The EP itself is about analysing aspects of day to day life and how it takes a toll on people based on their own experiences. The previously released single of the same name is a song about paranoia, control and the anxiety of how other people perceive you.
In almost two years, Crooked Royals has already made waves in the heavy scene. The band hit the ground running last year when five friends and musicians living in Auckland came together to form the metalcore outfit that is Crooked Royals. In just the first year as an aspiring collective of musicians, the band were signed to Lukas Magyar's (Veil of Maya) management label, New Industry, and later recorded their debut EP, 'Intertwine', with the man himself in the USA.
Crooked Royals ability to craft songs with a combination of heavy and clean vocals mixed in with huge crushing riffs earned them a spot opening for London prog rock monsters Monuments in Auckland earlier this year. The band also frequent the live room at Auckland's premier rock bar, Ding Dong Lounge.
Crooked Royals brand new EP 'Rumination' will be released on Friday 19 April and can be pre-ordered now through iTunes & Apple Music/Spotify/Google Play and all good online stores and streaming outlets. Single "Dissentients" is out now.
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