Omaha, NE based, alternative rock group, The Party After, have released a debut single, “Philophobic” on Valentine’s Day. They quickly teamed up with director/producer David M. Weiss and producer Angela Root with D.M.Weiss Productions to pair with the song a music video that would inspire humor through creative visual themes and a song that digs deep into the unpleasant sides of attraction.
This new tune, mixed and mastered by Grammy-nominee Tom Ware at Warehouse Productions, is a story of the darker side of love and of the negative emotions that can come attached to it. The video revolves around a newly formed relationship between the mythological beast known as Sasquatch and a beautiful, blonde woman (Gina Comparetto) who seems poised to turn this hairy wonder into her ideal man. Watch the video HERE.
The power trio was formed initially as a four-piece in 2011 under a different name, but after tumultuous events on the road to stardom, the remaining three members have rebranded and are getting ready to hit the ground running yet again. Along with a new batch of hard-hitting, catchy tunes, the group has brought their live show to an energetic level that contagiously keeps the party rocking. The Party After has plans to continue releasing more singles, and possibly more video content, before the end of the year. If they come near you, don’t miss the chance to see this party in action!
Los Angeles, CA – BMG is excited to welcome Jocelyn to the recorded music family! The Omaha-based singer/songwriter unveiled her debut single, “Speak Up,” last week, which is available to stream/download HERE. The official music video is also out today and can be viewed HERE.
“You may not know Jocelyn yet, but you will.” – Omaha World-Herald
The uplifting and infectious track was co-written in Los Angeles with producer/composer, Denny White, (The Fray, Tiësto) and chronicles a personal bullying experience she endured and how she worked to overcome it. With its righteous chorus, catchy guitar work, driving bass, and bombastic beat, listeners can hear traces of her major influences – from Shawn Mendes and Gabrielle Aplin, to Ben Howard and Ed Sheeran.
“ ‘Speak Up’ is about turning negativity into positive energy instead of letting the bullies drag you down,” says Jocelyn. “It’s about realizing that you are your own individual, so speak up and live by example.”
Jocelyn’s powerful voice, mesmerizing stage presence, rhythmic guitar playing, and tireless work ethic puts the heart into Heartland, utilizing her natural talent and mature perspective to connect with listeners no matter what venue she plays. Her career began to take off when a viral video for her original song, “Just Like Everybody Else,” went viral and brought her worldwide attention. Soon she was performing on TV for Steve Harvey’s“Showcase” at the world-famous Apollo Theater and for Darius Rucker on an episode of “Celebrity Undercover Boss,” in addition to garnering notice from media in her hometown. She’s also become a staple in her local music scene, recently winning Best Pop Artist and Artist of the Year at the Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards.
“Soulful yet spirited acoustic pop” – The Reader
Jocelyn is currently working on her first full-length album and will be releasing more music throughout the year. In the meantime, stay connected with her on her socials below.
“She’s a showstopper—and a guitar-wielding poet of sorts.” – Omaha Magazine
Los Angeles, CA – Emerging Australian pop-rock quartet, The Faim, is excited to kick off 2019 with their new single, “Fire.” Forbes premieres the track today HERE, describing it as, “a driving, indie-pop earworm…with potential to take hold of an arena-sized crowd.” Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Linus (blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, Palaye Royale), the song is saturated with addictive pop-beats and dazzling guitar riffs, with the spotlight on frontman Josh Raven’s soaring vocals. Overall, “Fire” captures the band’s infectious, magnetic sound that has been building momentum and resonating with fans across the globe.
According to Josh, “The concept behind ‘Fire’ is about how dedicating yourself to achieve your dream can affect your relationships with those closest to you, be it family, friends, or loved ones. When you fully believe in something that you’re working towards, it can become an addiction. You become so focused on what you plan to achieve that you lose sight of what’s happening around you. This is what ‘fire’ refers to in the song: that burning passion to create, express ourselves, and grow as musicians that we can’t put out even if we tried.”
After a short holiday break following the group’s inaugural U.S. tour last year, The Faim wasted no time getting back on the road. The four-piece recently wrapped the Australian leg of their first ever headline run, resulting in sold-out shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and their hometown of Perth. Their European headline trek also commenced last week, with dates in London, Southampton, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Cologne, and Hamburg already completely selling out. A full routing is included below, with tickets available HERE.
“Due for a commercial breakthrough” – Idolator
The Faim unveiled their debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, last year (Sept. via BMG), along with four stellar singles, “Saints of the Sinners,” “Midland Line,” “Summer Is a Curse,” and “A Million Stars.” Since then, the outfit has seen massive growth across their digital platforms, racking up over 16 million total global streams and clocking over 11 million on “SIAC.” They’ve also toured exhaustively worldwide, supporting PVRIS, Sleeping With Sirens, Against The Current, Lower Than Atlantis, The Dangerous Summer, Hands Like Houses, and PVMNTS, and playing European festival staples including Reading & Leeds, Slam Dunk, and more.
“The Faim’s debut marked the first chapter in what is bound to be a grand story of one of alternative rock’s greatest bands.” – Live Nation’s Ones To Watch
The Perth natives originally got their start with renowned producer, John Feldmann, who was so impressed with their early demos that he invited them out to Los Angeles to record with him. There they enlisted the help of several notable co-writers, including Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Mark Hoppus of blink-182, Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots, and Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer. They also recently collaborated with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, Dave Bassett (Vance Joy, Bishop Briggs), and Neal Avron (Linkin Park, Weezer).
“There’s something so honest, so earnest about The Faim’s sound, you can’t help but feel it.” – idobi
The Faim is currently working on their debut album, which is slated for release later this year. Stay tuned for more news to come!
The Faim Headline Tour Dates:
1/30/19 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Bodega
1/31/19 – Leeds, U.K. @ Key Club
2/2/19 – Newcastle, U.K. @ Think Tank
2/3/19 – Manchester, U.K. @ Rebellion
2/5/19 – Glasgow, U.K. @ King Tuts
2/6/19 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy
2/7/19 – London, U.K. @ The Garage
2/8/19 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Melkweg Upstairs
2/9/19 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
2/11/19 – Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
2/12/19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Headcrash
2/13/19 – Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
2/14/19 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Zoom
2/15/19 – Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea
2/17/19 – Leipzig, Germany @ Naumanns
2/18/19 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
2/19/19 – Milan, Italy @ HT Factory
2/20/19 – Paris, France @ Les Étoiles
2/22/19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sidecar
2/23/19 – Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick Club
The Faim Is:
Lead vocals / Josh Raven Guitar / Sam Tye Bass, keyboard / Stephen Beerkens Drums, percussion / Linden Marissen
Imonolith – the new metal powerhouse featuring vocalist Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea), drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (Devin Townsend Project), guitarist Brian Waddell (Devin Townsend Project), bassist Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory), and second guitarist Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) – is making an unforgettable entrance with a brand new official single, “Hollow”, available to stream/download for the first time today.
“Hollow” serves as the perfect introduction to Imonolith, a band whose mission is simple: to write the heaviest riffs, the biggest hooks and most monstrous grooves. Given the impressive pedigree of each player, they do exactly this and more.
Recorded and produced by Brian Howes and Jay Van Poederooyen (Nickelback, Chris Cornell, Airbourne, Hinder, Daughtry) at Van Howes Studios in Los Angeles, California, “Hollow” is immediately setting the bar high – and the best is yet to come.
Drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen comments: “‘Hollow’ is a song about the personal battles we all can face internally. Social pressures and self expectation can drive you to a point of feeling hollow inside if you don’t meet specific standards in your mind. The song itself actually has a positive message built into it. It’s not about feeling hollow, it’s more about preventing that hollow feeling that any one of us can develop through negative thinking and limited beliefs.”
Fans can expect many surprises as they unveil more music. RVPcontinues: “As for ‘Hollow’, musically it represents the catchier side of Imonolith’s music. We have varying influences spread throughout the band and we don’t like to play just one style of music. We have a more metal crushing side, a catchier radio side and then music that fits in-between our heavy and catchier vibes. We always aim to make Imonolith’s overall sound diverse and interesting. Most of all, we’re always focused on trying to write a great song, no matter if it’s heavy or catchy.”
Imonolith was officially formed in February 2018 by drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen and guitarist Brian Waddell, although the pair started writing their own brand of heavy music in 2015 whilst playing together in the Devin Townsend Project. RVP and Waddell then went on to recruit vocalist Jon Howard, bassist Byron Stroud, and second guitarist Kai Huppunen, completing a fearsome line-up. The Canadian quintet have since written a mass of highly diverse material, which appeals to everyone from the metalhead to the radio rock fan, and everyone in between.
Since teasing demos and video clips online, Imonolith have amassed a dedicated legion of supporters worldwide, and with the release of the new single, their following is set to expand by the thousands. With their first run of shows throughout Canada announced and big international plans in the pipeline, 2019 is set to be a huge year for Imonolith.
Imonolith Confirmed Tour Dates:
February 23 – The Red Room, Vancouver, BC – Tickets March 1 – Dickens, Calgary, AB – Tickets March 2 – Starlite Temple, Edmonton, AB – Tickets
“One of the most unpredictable and exciting bands in our world.” – Rock Sound
Los Angeles, CA – Australian three-piece, Chase Atlantic, has debuted their much-anticipated new single, “Like A Rockstar.” The offering is a solid, atmospheric alt-pop track that underscores the band’s eclectic sound and diverse musicianship. It also marks the group’s first release under their newly-inked partnership between MDDN and BMG. A forthcoming EP is slated for release in early 2019. Stream and download “Like A Rockstar” on digital retailers HERE.
“The group’s genre-bending sounds echo The Weeknd and The 1975.” – Associated Press
Comprised of brothers Clinton and Mitchel Cave, and their longtime friend, Christian Anthony, Chase Atlantic personally produce, perform, and passionately conjure up dark alternative pop, punctuated by rock and R&B that blurs the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss. Since forming in 2011, the trio has headlined shows worldwide, released their successful self-titled debut album (2017), as well as two independent EPs, Dalliance(2014) and Nostalgia (2015). In 2015, their single, “Friends,” went viral and caught the attention of Good Charlotte’s Joel and Benji Madden, who signed them to their music company, MDDN.
“Chase Atlantic is going to be big” – QRO Magazine
Chase Atlantic has crossed over 80 million global streams on Spotify and Apple Music, racked up over 7.2 million total views on YouTube, and clocked over 1.1 million monthly Spotify listeners. The band has also built a strong following on social media, with 650k total combined followers across their platforms. In addition to touring with Blackbear, Sleeping With Sirens, and Lights, the group has played notable festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Reading & Leeds, PukkelPop, Lowlands, and the final run of the Vans Warped Tour. Chase Atlantic is currently on a headline trek across Europe, with a full itinerary of dates included below.
In other impressive news, Chase Atlantic landed the front cover of Rock Sound Magazine’s August issue, and has also garnered critical acclaim in the media from the likes of Billboard, Alternative Press, Associated Press, and more.
Chase Atlantic Headline Tour Dates:
12/7/18 – Manchester, U.K. @ Rebellion Club
12/8/18 – Leeds, U.K. @ Key Club
12/9/18 – London, U.K. @ The Garage
12/11/18 – Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
12/12/18 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Zappa JC
12/13/18 – Haarlem, The Netherlands @ Patronaat
12/14/18 – Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
12/15/18 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
12/16/18 – Innenstadt, Germany @ Colos-Saal
12/17/18 – Munich, Germany @ STROM
12/19/18 – Milan, Italy @ Legend Club
12/20/18 – District 5, Switzerland @ Dynamo
12/22/18 – Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick
12/23/18 – Barcelona, Spain @ La Nau
“On the fast track to the top.” – Substream Magazine
Chase Atlantic Is:
Mitchel Cave – vocals, bass guitar Clinton Cave – lead guitar, bass saxophone, programming Christian Anthony – rhythm guitar, vocals
Phoenix-based rock band Never Us has released their newest single, “Retrograde,” featuring Matthew Good of From First to Last.
“Our newest release, Retrograde featuring Matt Good of From First to Last was written to reflect the feeling of being an introvert in an extroverted environment. We tried to explore multiple facets of this theme, one of them being emotionally drained from putting on a facade for the world. Another being self-doubt that comes from being in an environment you don’t feel that you belong in, but need to be in.” – Never Us
We are Never Us from Phoenix Arizona, a rock band that infuses many different popular music genres into our songs. Formed several years ago, we have spent time playing multiple shows in the Phoenix area while refining and building our unique sound. Recently, we recorded an album with Matt Good of From First to Last at Good Sound Studios in May of 2018. The album reflects our different musical backgrounds and influences which have been combined to create something truly unique. We are immensely proud of our newest songs and can’t wait to share them with the world.
Today, multi-platinum, acclaimed alternative rock band Chevelle have announced a new album, 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities, compiling sought-after B-Sides and rarities from 2002-2016, now remastered on one brand new collection for the very first time. Set for release on October 26, 2018, the album is now available for pre-order via Epic Records. Get it HERE!
The album pre-order unlocks the single “Sleep Walking Elite.” Originally recorded during the sessions for 2007’s Vena Sera, thick riffing drives the track, providing the perfect counterpoint to a hauntingly hypnotic hook. With its delicate push-and-pull between robust distortion and dynamic melody, it stands out as classic Chevelle.
The project’s full collection spans everything from an acoustic version of “Sleep Apnea” off 2009’s Sci-Fi Crimes to an unearthed bonus track off the now-classicWonder What’s Next entitled “Until You’re Reformed” and “A Miracle” recorded as a bonus track for The North Corridor in 2016. It’s essential listening for fans to say the least.
Check out the full tracklisting for 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities below.
Since the release of their full-length debut Point #1 in 1999, Chevelle have stood at the forefront of hard rock, consistently evolving and progressing while delivering a series of ubiquitous and inescapable anthems. 2002’s breakout Wonder What’s Next would go platinum, yielding smashes such as “The Red” and “Send the Pain Below,” while its follow-up This Type of Thinking Could Do Us Inreached gold status. In 2011, Hats Off to the Bull landed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and delivered “Face to the Floor.” La Gárgola crashed into the Top 5 at #3 and boasted “Take Out the Gunman.” 2016’s The North Corridor represented new heights for the group, marking its fourth Top 10 bow on the Billboard Top 200.
1. A Miracle
2. Sleep Walking Elite
3. In Debt To The Earth
4. Sleep Apnea (Acoustic Version)
5. The Clincher (Version 103)
7. Glimpse of the Con
9. Until You’re Reformed
10. The Gist
12. Leto’s Headache
Symphonic/Celtic vocalist LEAH – described affectionately by her fans as “the metal Enya” – recently announced the release of her upcoming full-length album, The Quest, out Friday, October 5. The album features a stronger Celtic and Fantasy connection in comparison to her previous release, Kings & Queens, as well as prog rock elements and ethereal ambiance, combined with traditional symphonic metal elements. The album is available for pre-order HERE
Today, LEAH is pleased to reveal a new track from The Quest, entitled “Edge of Your Sword“.
LEAH says about the track: “This track was interesting to write… it was inspired by a mood, more than anything else – medieval rock vibes with a bit of spice. I hope those vibes get passed onto the listener! Some of that spice is attributed to Chen Balbus (Orphaned Land) who added the middle eastern saz on the track, which gave it a really cool and unexpected flavour! Also on the track is Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian) playing bass, Timo Somers (Delain) playing rhythm guitars (with an epic solo!), and Sander Zoer (ex-Delain) on Drums and percussion. Oliver Philipps (Everon, Phantasma) added a ton of orchestration which really beefed the whole sound up.
My part in it was composing the song, playing a lot of the keys, harps, synths, arrangements, lyrics, and of course vocals. I was actually scared out of my mind about that high note in the last chorus! I knew I could technically execute it, but was mentally blocked for some time about it. I had to do weird things in the vocal booth to overcome my vocal mental block, such as drawing an arrow pointing down on a piece of paper that I could look at, also using physical gestures when I went to sing it, such as pointing to the ground with my hands. The reason is because when you go to sing a high note, most singers tend to tense up and squeeze their vocal chords up, which make a horrible tone and tense up the voice. So, to overcome that default tendency, I had to convince my brain that I was actually singing lower and it would get easier, not harder. And when that note came out, it actually was a piece of cake! Amazing how the mind works!”
Hear a sample of more new music from The QuestHERE
LEAH is recognized in the music world for her work with established heavy metal musicians such as Eric Peterson of Testament and Dragonlord, Timo Somers of Delain, Troy Donockly of Nightwish and many others. To date, LEAH has released three albums, Of Earth & Angels, Otherworld , and Kings & Queens , as well as several viral videos. Her latest video features an ethereal cover of “The Dragonborn Comes“, the main theme from the massive video game Skyrim. The video has racked up 5.3 million views on Facebook and nearly 600,000 views on YouTube to date.
As mentioned in her comment above, in addition to LEAH‘s own vocals, keys, and orchestrations on The Quest, the album features an impressive international cast of guest musicians – including Troy Donockley of Nightwish on pipes and flutes, Barend Courbois of Blind Guardian on bass guitar, Timo Somers of Delain on rhythm and lead guitars, Sander Zoer formerly of Delain on drums and percussion and Chen Balbus of Orphaned Land on Middle Eastern Saz and Oud. The album features mixing and mastering from Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Amaranthe), as well as orchestration, arrangement and production from Oliver Philipps (Everon, Phantasma, Delain).
“I am totally delighted to work with the guest musicians on this album. Each and every individual is an expert at what they do, and I only wanted the best for these songs, as we were developing toward a very specific sound, which was a rock/metal album with a Celtic and fantasy twist,” says LEAH. “This album was truly an international effort!“
The Quest track listing:
1. The Quest
2. Edge of Your Sword
3. Lion Arises
5. Ruins of Illusion
8. Oblivion (Between Two Worlds)
9. Ghost Upon a Throne
10. The Water Is Wide
LEAH is a fan-described “Celtic vocal goddess” hailing from the coast of British Columbia, Canada, and is inspired by Celtic and world music influences such as Clannad and Enya to European symphonic and progressive metal influences. Her debut self-released album Of Earth & Angels received international critical acclaim, including landing the “The Best Symphonic Metal Album” Metalstorm Award for 2012. Her 2013 release, Otherworld, is a five-song Celtic-metal masterpiece, mixed by Christian “Moschus” Moos at SPACELAB in Germany (Delain, Everon, Imperia) and features the vocals of guitar legend Eric Peterson (Testament/Dragonlord) on the ethereal metal track “Dreamland“. 2014 was very successful year for LEAH as she raised over $27,000 through Indiegogo via her fans to record and produce her heaviest album, Kings & Queens, which was eventually released in early 2015 through Inner Wound Recordings. The album received dozens of four and five-star reviews, and helped her gain thousands of new fans around the world.
Most recently, LEAH raised over $87,000 in 30 days via Indiegogo and her shop to launch The Quest, again released via her own independent record label, Ex Cathedra Records, along with Inner Wound Recordings. Already, The Quest is receiving 5-star reviews and critical acclaim. Her fans have never been more loyal and excited for fantasy-inspired symphonic metal!
Renowned Testament guitarist Eric Peterson recently announced the release of his highly-anticipated new Dragonlord album, entitled Dominion, out September 21, 2018 via Spinefarm Records. The symphonic black/death metal album serves as the long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s Black Wings of Destiny, but takes the fantasy and storytelling to a whole new level. Dominion explores themes of darkness owning and influencing these times we now live in, and things that have come to pass. It also delves into other eras, real and otherworldly.
Get another taste of Dominion today via Gimme Radio‘s New Releases Show! Listen in today at 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET to hear the world premiere of “Lamia“, a track about the mythical feminine man-eating creature! Listen by visiting Gimme Radio.
You can also tune in to encore airings of the show on:
Sunday, September 9 – 12:00 AM PT / 3:00 AM ET
Monday, September 10 – 8:00 PM PT / 11:00 PM ET
Wednesday, September 12 – 10:00 PM PT / 1:00 AM ET
“Oh Lamia it’s witching hour!” “Oh Lamia thy sons devoured!”
Eric Peterson says, “Musically, this song just rocks! Starting off with ethereal keys backed by a stronghold of bombarding riffs and drums, Leah‘s siren wails and my melodic screams of Lamia’s constant call for filicide, reaping forth complete despair! Tonight’s the night she’ll tear your soul apart! Through telepathy she knows who’s calling her and she will find you!”
Digital and physical pre-orders for Dominion are live here:
Also, watch the lyric video for the album’s first single, “Dominion” here, and the fantasy-driven music video for “Northlanders” here.
Dominion is a dark fantasy fan’s musical dream – exploring everything from Nordic history to Lord of the Rings! Dominion‘s eight songs create a deep and heady musical journey rife with meaning and menace, from the blackest and loudest recesses of Eric Peterson‘s mind.
Peterson recorded Dominionat Northern California’s Trident Studios and produced it with an assist from engineer/mixer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, M.O.D.). Dominion was mastered by famed producer/engineer Jens Bogren of Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. In addition to Eric Peterson, Dominion features the musical talents of Lyle Livingston (Psypheria) on orchestrated keys and pianos, Alex Bent (Trivium) on drums, and notable fantasy metal singer Leah on female vocals and choirs (who has performed/recorded with members of Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Delain, and others).
Peterson formed Dragonlord in 2000 as its singer and guitarist (with keyboardist Lyle Livingston and now-ex-members Steve DiGiorgio of Testament and Jon Allen of Sadus), and notes that the growth from Dragonlord‘s first two records to the cinematic triumph and brutal blast-beats of Dominion has been immense. Dominion‘s stellar, complex, brutally symphonic metal is triumphant in its execution, bringing together layers of meaning and musicality into an unholy whole.
Dominion track listing:
3) Ominous Premonition
5) Love of the Damned
7) The Discord of Melkor
8) Serpents of Fire