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From their humble beginnings in a dingy attic making rough demos on a trusty outdated tablet, Heart Of Jordan is becoming the next hopeful to stand out in the often over-saturated, cookie-cutter metal and hard rock world.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!
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.
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