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From their humble beginnings in a dingy attic making rough demos on a trusty outdated tablet, Heart Of Jordan is becoming the next hopeful to stand out in the often over-saturated, cookie-cutter metal and hard rock world.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
Kansas City Heavy / Groove crushers Dreams In Peril are proud to present the band’s first ever video clip titled ‘Neckties and Nostalgia’.
With a sound that brings through the pummelling drive of acts such as THE ACACIA STRAIN, ARCHITECTS and DEFTONES, the band balance massive hooks alongside atmosphere and dynamic, introducing a single that defines the sound of the band’s debut album "MePhobia".
Check out the video for ‘Neckties and Nostalgia’ at this location.
The video clip was produced by Paper Anchor Media and offers an insight into the bands background and the struggles they have faced in suffering for their art. Bassist Dalton Collins offers:-
“The song is about overcoming one's failures and issues, no matter what issues or failures one faces. To us as a band, the song is about what we have faced as a band and individuals to get where we are today”
The new single also marks the introduction of the band’s new vocalist Mike Yeager who joined Dreams In Peril earlier this year. Commenting on the journey so far, Mike states:-
“In the short time since joining this band and telling them not to cancel anything after firing the previous singer, I had three weeks to learn all of the material, within six weeks I was recording the single and two months later, I was filming a video. I am being exactly what this band hired me to be – an unstoppable juggernaut!”
Having shared the stage with acts such as VEIL OF MAYA, THE ACACIA STRAIN, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and BORN OF OSIRIS, the video clip is a step forward between an active live performance schedule and preparation for the bands next album which is being written right now.
Hells Headbangers announces December 27th as the international release date for Cianide's highly anticipated new mini-album, Unhumanized, on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats.
One of the cult names in American death metal, Cianide have stuck to their guns for over 30 years now, patiently building a canon that's unrivalled in its consistency and trend-free philosophy. Theirs is a Metal of Death that's simple, straightforward, and effectively primitive: blunt-force trauma informed by Hellhammer and Chicago forebears DeathStrike, but with a sewer-dredging atmosphere all its own.
Cianide's rich discography reads like a study in unselfconsciousness: one could say the power-trio are strategic in how sparingly they release longer-form records, but they simply release records when they're ready, prizing quality over quantity. And indeed, the five-song/26-minute Unhumanized is a gutbusting bounty of QUALITY. Cianide's first non-split recording since the massively acclaimed Gods of Death LP in 2011 courtesy of Hells Headbangers, Unhumanized proves that the power-trio are hungrier and more energetic than ever. No great changes in their signature sound here - just time-honoured traditions like DEATH, headbanging gallops, and immediately memorable songwriting. If anything, the production on Unhumanized is among their clearest yet, but simply adds to how utterly CRUSHING that Cianide signature is.
Death, doom, destruction: 31 years strong, Cianide have become Unhumanized! Get unhumanized by the previously revealed track "Serpent's Wake" HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp, where all three formats can be pre-ordered.
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.
Progressive metal band The World Without Us are streaming their new album Incarnate over at Alternative Control. The album is set to be released tomorrow.
Listen to the album in full here: http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/music/exclusive-stream-incarnate-by-the-world-without-us/#.XbHw1OhKjIV
The World Without Us came into existence through the union of two old friends. After months of trials and tribulation, Chris Fenimore (Lead Guitar) and Mario Canavarro (Vocals) managed to piece together a line-up with guitarist James Sundwall, bassist Peter Baliira, and drummer Steve Campbell. With that, the band was off to the races. Since their first show in May of 2018 the band has accomplished a shocking amount in a relatively short time. The group has shared the stage with everyone, from local heavy hitters If Not For Me and Burial in the Sky to big names, including Metal legend Soulfly.
This West Chester, Pennsylvania five piece is based around the music store which employed multiple members, Taylor’s Music, a local institution for underground musicians. This has allowed their unique prog inspired sound to flourish as the members personal interactions inform long term growth. It has also instantly embedded them deeply into their local scene. This has paid off in getting them a chance to record with TribeSound Records and granted them opportunities to bring their thrilling live act to stages around the region.
Embracing their status as newcomers and approaching the scene with genuine and deep enthusiasm, The World Without Us is a veritable breath of fresh air for the heavy music community. Bringing in a deep variety of influences and placing a focus on giving back to the scene which they love, the band has quickly grown into a force to be reckoned with. Over the top and undeniably insane, these Southeast Pennsylvanian musicians have the world at their feet as they gaze, salivating into their starry future.
Black Lion is pleased to welcome Austin Texas based Funeral Doom group In Oblivion. Spawned from Austin TX around 2009, In Oblivion bring you home the Southern Atmospheric Funeral Doom Metal deep from the abysmal depths of depression, their debut album "Memories Engraved In Stone" was a truly remarkable debut and hit every right spot from first to last track it was a one of a kind debut album that truly sparked something. In Oblivion is currently in the studio recording their new album set for release in 2020, live shows for 2020 are being planned. In Oblivion's music delivers funeral doom in the vain of its ancestors Evoken, Mournful Congregation, Ahab, etc.
In Oblivion comments:
"Our future as part of the Black Lion roster is something to look forward to in an otherwise despondent existence. We are greatly impressed with the professionalism of the label and believe that this will be a highly beneficial partnership for all parties involved. Brace yourselves -- Oblivion beckons!"
In Oblivion are:
Ciaran McCloskey, - guitars/lead
Jake Holmes - bass
Justin Buller - guitars, vocals, keys
Ryoko Minowa - keyboards
American Industrialists Static-X release video teaser for new song, "Hollow" & unveil details of their new album "Project Regeneration"
Static-X has released a video teaser for their new song, "Hollow," off of their highly anticipated 7th studio album, 'Project Regeneration'. The album is scheduled to release May 29, 2020 with all pre-ordered merchandise associated with the new album to begin shipping October 15th.
Check out 'Hollow' here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elThuqP1Ynk&feature=youtu.be
Originally scheduled for release in Spring of 2019, the new Static-X album, 'Project Regeneration' was first intended to feature several guests vocalists, along with the original Wisconsin Death Trip band line up of Tony Campos, Ken Jay, and Koichi Fukuda.
During the recording sessions for 'Project Regeneration', one of the bands producers uncovered several additional unreleased / unfinished Static-X tracks, many of which contained isolated vocal performances by Wayne Static.
Because of this incredible find, the new Static-X album will now feature lead vocals by Wayne Static
on virtually every song.
“It was very surreal” says Tony Campos. “Our producer was going through all of these old studio tapes, many of which were damaged. He called me up and told me that I needed to get down to the studio right away and listen to what he found.. I jumped in my car and raced to the studio and what he shared, fucking blew me away.. It was Wayne singing on track after track, but there was little to no music on any of it.. Most of the tapes were damaged and Wayne's voice was virtually all that remained in tact."
“It was just crazy!!” adds drummer Ken Jay. “There we were.. Myself, Tony and Koichi, back in the studio together, after all these years, and somehow the universe decided to surprise us with all of these lost Static-X tapes containing Waynes voice. I just couldn’t help thinking that this was all somehow meant to be. I couldn’t stop thinking about how happy this was going to make Waynes family, and all of the Static-X fans around the world.”
While this comes as amazing news for the fans, completing these additional tracks has created a lot of additional work for the band and their producers.
Due to the busy touring schedule associated with the 20th Anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip, the band had no choice but to delay the album's release.
“The official release date for 'Project Regeneration' is now May 29, 2020.” Says Tony Campos "In the mean time, we have decided to go ahead and ship out ALL of the merchandise and schwag associated with the pre-orders to all the fans who have participated. This way they can have all of their shirts, hoodies, posters, etc, while we all wait a little bit longer for the music to be complete.. As originally planned, the CD’s will ship to everyone the week prior to release..
In addition, we are finally able to begin sharing some of the finished music from 'Project Regeneration'" adds Campos. “There is a lot of great stuff on the way, but right now we are going to share a video clip for one of the newly finished songs called 'HOLLOW.' This song was originally a demo from the Start A War album, which was never completed.
“Wayne and I never felt like the music on the original demo was fully realized”. adds Tony. "The vocals sounded great, but some of the musical compositions from that time period felt a bit experimental. There is a reason that some of these tracks never made it on a previous STATIC-X album, and it certainly wasn’t because of Wayne's vocals. The band was just going through a lot of changes at that time and, in retrospect, it felt like we were straying away from that authentic STATIC-X sound that had really defined us.”
Ken Jay adds, “When we began working on PROJECT REGENERATION our producers advised us to ignore all of the old demo music.. We opted for the original band to re-enter the studio with nothing more than Wayne's vocal tracks.. The vocals sound really great and I think that Wayne would be really happy with what we’ve done with the music and to hear that these tracks have finally realized their full potential..”
“The 20th Anniversary for Wisconsin Death Trip only comes once in a life time.” Says original guitarist Koichi Fukuda “and this year has been absolutely incredible. The new album is going to be very special and this whole 20th Anniversary touring process has been a very unique and healing experience for the band and also for the fans.”
“We are so grateful to the fans who have made 2019 such an incredible year for STATIC-X!" adds Ken Jay. “We have toured the world and celebrated the life and work of our dear friend Wayne, while playing our debut album front to back every night.. The fans have really exceeded our expectations and again, we are just so grateful!”
“Now that the touring for 2019 is coming to an end, we have revised our schedule and we are excited to finish the album so that we can get it into the hands of the fans asap,” states Campos. “I promise that it will be worth the wait!”
Riding the momentum of the past several years, spellbinding San Francisco doom trio Brume are preparing to release their new album, Rabbits, coming November 22nd from Magnetic Eye Records. Their first for the label, it follows the band's critically-acclaimed Donkey and Rooster releases, as well as their split with Seattle's Witch Ripper earlier this year, indicating that BRUME are pushing forward as fast as their creativity allows.
Sabbathian sensibility is a must for any band worth their weight in doom, but when combined with a strong penchant for acts like Portishead and Bjork, Brume are a graceful leader among the skull-crushing pack.
In 2014, they made their mark with debut EP Donkey, a sorrowful slow-burner drenched in reverb and wrought with patient mourning. Rooster saw them plunge deeper into the study of duality between harsh distortion and the soaring refrains of frontwoman Susie McMullan’s stunning vocals. “Our music is non-fiction; a time stamped truth,” she said, but the band’s creative drive contains a timelessness not quickly forgotten among the sea of contenders in doom metal.
Growth is no stranger to the band, as noted by The Ripple Effect, who in 2018 named Rooster Album of the Year, calling it “plainly and simply a giant leap forward."
New album Rabbits continues this theme, exposing a tight-knit crew at their most creatively expansive who’ve erected a monumental piece to capture and soothe the mind during this tumultuous cultural era. Tracks like “Lament” showcase a masterful grasp on tension-building and release; it’s a hypnotic lullaby and explosion in one, stretched over a singular sonic experience.
Brume have absorbed the experience of playing prestigious stages at Desertfest London and opening for High On Fire in Europe, and are now ready to take on a bigger role than ever in the heavy underground with the release of Rabbits.
Jamie McCathie - Guitar
Susie McMullan - Vox/Bass
Jordan Perkins-Lewis - Drums
Rabbits will be released on digital, CD and LP from Magnetic Eye Records on November 22nd.
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Metallica release S&M² clip, taken from Metallica & the San Francisco Symphony; S&M² out in cinemas worldwide on 9th Oct
Trafalgar Releasing is excited to announce the forthcoming release of Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M² in cinemas worldwide this October 9. Metallica and San Francisco Symphony reunite to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their original S&M (Symphony & Metallica) show with S&M², filmed at San Francisco’s new Chase Center on 6th and 8th September.
The original S&M concerts were performed by Metallica and San Francisco Symphony and conducted by the late Michael Kamen in spring of 1999 at the Berkeley Community Theatre. 2019’s S&M² concert will feature the first live performances of these arrangements in 20 years, plus the first-ever Metallica and San Francisco Symphony renditions of songs written and released since the original concert, with new orchestral charts by Bruce Coughlin.
Legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas completes the first week of his final season as San Francisco Symphony Music Director with a special appearance, conducting a portion of the show.
Metallica’s first collaboration with San Francisco Symphony was documented by the Grammy-winning live album S&M.
Kymberli Frueh, SVP for Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing has said:-
"Trafalgar Releasing is excited to give Metallica fans around the world a chance to celebrate this anniversary concert together in local cinemas in October. The original collaboration between two San Francisco legends—Metallica and San Francisco Symphony became a true moment in music history two decades ago. Reuniting again to perform S&M² is a salute to the legendary collaboration and creates a special moment for Metallica fans to see this iconic pairing.”
The event will be screened in cinemas around the world on October 9. More information can be found at metallica.film, where fans can sign up for event alerts including when tickets go on sale.
This announcement follows a busy 2019 in music for Trafalgar Releasing with the upcoming release of Roger Waters Us + Them, Rush: Cinema Stangiato, The 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies coming to cinemas worldwide for the first time ever and BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE, the latest film from K-Pop phenomenon BTS. Recent releases have included Tribeca documentary Between Me and My Mind about Phish front man Trey Anastasio, The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London, Khalid Free Spirit and The Music Center presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration.
Trafalgar Releasing is the global leader in event cinema distribution. A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s global operations include production, acquisition, marketing and distribution of specialised content to over 4,000 cinemas in more than 100 countries worldwide.
A full spectrum of releases includes high arts (The Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House), award winning theatre (The King and I: from the London Palladium, An American In Paris, Funny Girl), iconic moments (Monty Python Live, David Bowie is happening now, They Shall Not Grow Old), heritage music acts (Roger Waters The Wall, David Gilmour Live in Pompeii, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) and contemporary music sensations (BTS’ Burn the Stage the Movie, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams, Muse Drones World Tour).
Headquartered in London, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Denver. More information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.Trafalgar-Releasing.com.
Hard rock purveyors Hellyeah have released their sixth studio album, Welcome Home, via Eleven Seven Music. It’s comes after almost 12 years since the release of their debut record, Hellyeah, and just over one year since the passing of bandmate and brother Vinnie Paul.
"We were dealing with the shock of Vinnie passing and we realised that all his drum tracks were finished, everything, which was a pretty surreal moment, ‘cause we realised he left it for us to finish. We wound up going back to Vegas which was really hard to do as we were still just reeling from the funeral and just losing him, but we managed to get through it and finish the guitars and the bass tracks. Then Chad went in there and literally was left to his own devices to finish the record, so that was rough. Listening to it now, completed, it’s a shame as Vinnie would have really loved this record and he would have been super proud of it”, explains guitarist Tom Maxwell.
"It's a celebration of life, it's a celebration of Vinnie", adds drummer Roy Mayorga.
Welcome Home, reveals 11 tracks, driven by their love, loyalty, reverence and respect for their fallen brother, including album opener and raging track ‘333’, one of two tracks Vinnie heard before his passing, guitar-driven ‘Perfect’, the gritty ‘Oh My God’ and the band’s fastest-growing song at US Active Rock Radio ‘Welcome Home’, which reached the Top 5.
As a toast from the rock-gods and as a loving letter to Vince, Hellyeah offers up their heartfelt, stripped-down track, ‘Skyy and Water’. ‘Choking back my tears again today, I can hear your voice / I can hear you say, don't sweat the small stuff and just keep on keeping on.'
About being half good and half evil and the track ‘333’ vocalist Chad Gray comments, “A lot of people may think Vinnie was just a drummer, but he was much more than just a badass, slamming, smashing drummer…The lyrics embrace and recognise the feelings that most metal fans have. Being treated like outcasts and being judged for the way we look or dress. It’s a reminder to all the metal fans that no matter what, you will always have a place in our worldwide metal community. With that said…Welcome to the family! We’re all the root of half evil reppin’ 333.”
Hellyeah continue their live assault across the US and Canada, kicking off the “A Celebration Of Life” tour in November through to December.
While on the road they have been honouring their late bandmate by donating a portion of ticket sales from each tour date to the American Heart Association in Vinnie Paul’s memory. Tickets and full routing are available HERE.
In addition to this initiative, HELLYEAH will host a TEXT TO DONATE campaign during each of their upcoming tour dates. Fans can TEXT ‘VINNIE’ to #41411, or head to a special CrowdRise page where they can also DONATE to help fight heart disease, as well as read more about the American Heart Association and HELLYEAH’s interview with them HERE.
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