• Four days ago Swedish Melodic Death-Metal band Avatar officially closed the cycle of their latest record “Avatar Country” with a short video thanking the fans and summing up the years 2016 until now. ‘Avatar Country’ was more than ‘just’ a record. There was a concept and a story behind this album. They toured the world with it and even made [Read More]
  • CURRENTS have shared the video for the new song “A Flag to Wave”. The song appears on the Connecticut band’s upcoming second album “The Way It Ends” out June 5th via Sharptone Records. “‘A Flag to Wave’ is about the search for identity and purpose” says singer Brian Wille. “This song goes out to anyone looking for meaning in their [Read More]
  • Fast-rising Welsh post-rock quartet HOLDING ABSENCE have released a music video for new track ‘Birdcage’. The track and video mark the release of the bands 7” picture disc, which also includes last month’s single ‘Gravity’. This limited double a-side release is available exclusively at http://www.holdingabsence.com. Vocalist Lucas Woodland had the following to say: “‘Birdcage’ is probably the most poppy track [Read More]
  • Just about one week to go until the new Trivium record ‘What The Dead Men Say’ will be released. Today the band shared the third new track from that album ‘Amongst The Shadows & The Stones’. “The reason I love metal is it goes against the grain. The best way to overcome darkness is to make something creative. Whether the [Read More]
  • UK based Trash Boat have shared a new live video for the single “Synthetic Sympathy”. It is available to watch now on the Hopeless YouTube Channel. The single was originally released late last year before kicking off a successful European tour. With live shows coming to an abrupt halt and the thought of future shows being uncertain, the band wanted [Read More]

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Currents share video for new song ‘A Flag to Wave’

April 17, 2020

CURRENTS have shared the video for the new song “A Flag to Wave”. The song appears on the Connecticut band’s upcoming second album “The Way It Ends” out June 5th via Sharptone Records. “‘A Flag to Wave’ is about the search for identity and purpose” says singer Brian Wille. “This song goes out to anyone looking for meaning in their lives and to those who have already found it. Over the last four years, we have traveled the world trying to make a name for ourselves – playing shows with some of our favorite bands and touring all over the United States, Europe, the UK, and parts of Canada. We’ve been met with various hardships along the way, but have also been met with unprecedented kindness, support, and friendship that we will cherish and appreciate for the rest of our lives. There are no plans of stopping and with our new record, we plan to hit the world harder than ever”. “The Way It Ends” is a thematic and spiritual successor to Currents’ dense, bludgeoning, [Read More]

New Music

Trash Boat share live-video for ‘Synthetic Sympathy’

April 10, 2020

UK based Trash Boat have shared a new live video for the single “Synthetic Sympathy”. It is available to watch now on the Hopeless YouTube Channel. The single was originally released late last year before kicking off a successful European tour. With live shows coming to an abrupt halt and the thought of future shows being uncertain, the band wanted to bring the live experience of the song straight to fans by offering up a video compiled of footage from the band’s latest UK/EU tour. Trash Boat frontman Tobi Duncan commented: “When you’re experiencing problems in life that are long term or permanent, it often alters the way in which your friends and family interact with you. Such a prominent thing can become the first port of call for conversation or serve as a platform for people to offer sympathy, as this is really the only thing available,” he continued. “I’m not saying this is bad. I’m fortunate enough to have people I know that love me and know I love them. I think being [Read More]

New Music

Palaye Royale release animated video for ‘Little Bastards’

April 10, 2020

Adrenalin-fueled, Rock n’ roll circus and recent JUNO nominees, PALAYE ROYALE, have released an animated video for their brand new single, ‘Little Bastards’, the opening track of their highly anticipated new album ‘The Bastards’ – which will be released May 29th on Sumerian Records. The storyboard for the new animated video for ‘Little Bastards’ is based on the band’s upcoming graphic novel that has been written and drawn by drummer Emerson Barrett and XO Billie. It reflects this time of isolation and shows the band’s innate ability to deliver enormous creativity, even during times of isolation and great challenge. Speaking on the new song and video, guitarist Sebastian Danzig says: “‘Little Bastards’ is the opening track from our third album, ‘The Bastards’. Musically we show the direction of the album all in a single track. The vulnerability, the truth and the aggression all wrapped together in a three and a half minute track which will set the listener up for what is too come for the next 14 tracks and what corners we will touch. [Read More]

New Music

Holding Absence release new song ‚Gravity’

March 27, 2020

Welsh post-rock quartet HOLDING ABSENCE have released a music video for new track “Gravity”. The track will be available on a limited 7” picture disc LP, which also features an additional brand-new track “Birdcage”. Due for an April 17th release, the LP is available exclusively at www.holdingabsence.com. The video, which brilliantly showcases the band’s monochromatic aesthetic, was directed by Zak Pinchin. The band recorded both tracks at Longwave Studios, Cardiff with producer Romesh Dodangoda (BRING ME THE HORIZON, TWIN ATLANTIC), mixing duties were handled by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (ARCHITECTS, PERIPHERY) and mastered by Jens Bogren (DEVIN TOWNSEND, OPETH, LOATHE). On the new single and video, vocalists Lucas Woodland comments: “We’re ecstatic to be releasing ‘Gravity’ today – We feel like it’s a real step forward in maturity and quality for our band! The song was originally going to be put on our sophomore album but, after our VISA’s got denied and our US tour got cancelled, we decided we should make the best of a bad situation and work towards getting it out as soon [Read More]

Metalcore

GroundCulture release new track ‚Trauma Can Teach’

March 26, 2020

  UK-based band GroundCulture released a brand-new track today, ‘Trauma Can Teach’. Check it out here: “In 2017, my girlfriend took her own life. I can’t physically put into words how this made me feel. My outlook on life completely changed that day. I could have turned to alcohol or drugs, but I luckily enough realised early on that nothing can change what happened. I focused all my emotion into writing music, as it seemed to be the only thing that stopped me from losing myself. I still struggle with this every day, I have anxiety attacks every day, but I try to not let it control me. I’m grateful to have life, family, friends and music. Never let your traumas define you as a person.” – Mattie (guitar) They share this and other stories on Youtube of people that experienced great traumas in their life and found a way to overcome them. The band’s debut record ‘How Well Do You Really Know Yourself?’ will be released through Hopeless Records on May 1st. Pre-orders can [Read More]

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Jack West delivers an 80’s vibe with his new song, The Last Arcade

June 5, 2020

We were first introduced to Jack West last year at BottleRock 2019. He blew us away with his set and we have had him on our radar ever since.  He has just released a new track that brings to life a fun 80’s vibe with his new song, The Last Arcade. Jack comments about the new track, The Last Arcade” was written last October in Brooklyn, New York. The whole idea behind it was when myself and a few bandmates came across the last of 4 Killer Queen arcade machines on the planet. One of those being two blocks down the street from where we spent time writing the track. We saw this as something different from anything we’ve released. The lyrics and 80s instrumentation can speak for itself. The track truly  highlights the versatility of Jack and his music. He is finding his way and we are enjoying the ride. You can check out the new song on Spotify and make sure to share it!   Make sure to visit his social media sites [Read More]

Metal

Avatar announce the release of their new record ‘Hunter Gatherer’

May 5, 2020

Four days ago Swedish Melodic Death-Metal band Avatar officially closed the cycle of their latest record “Avatar Country” with a short video thanking the fans and summing up the years 2016 until now. ‘Avatar Country’ was more than ‘just’ a record. There was a concept and a story behind this album. They toured the world with it and even made a movie with the help of crowd-funding. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should really catch up. Check out ‘Legend Of Avatar Country: A Metal Odyssey’: Yesterday the band announced: ” A new door opens. A new era begins. Step into the darkness and see.” Just about 30 minutes ago, Avatar decrypted that message and announced the release of their new record. It’s called “Hunter Gatherer” and will be released August 7th. Make sure to follow the band on their social media for more news to come: https://www.facebook.com/avatarmetal/ http://avatarmetal.com/ https://twitter.com/avatarmetal https://www.instagram.com/avatarmetal/  

Metalcore

Currents share video for new song ‘A Flag to Wave’

April 17, 2020

CURRENTS have shared the video for the new song “A Flag to Wave”. The song appears on the Connecticut band’s upcoming second album “The Way It Ends” out June 5th via Sharptone Records. “‘A Flag to Wave’ is about the search for identity and purpose” says singer Brian Wille. “This song goes out to anyone looking for meaning in their lives and to those who have already found it. Over the last four years, we have traveled the world trying to make a name for ourselves – playing shows with some of our favorite bands and touring all over the United States, Europe, the UK, and parts of Canada. We’ve been met with various hardships along the way, but have also been met with unprecedented kindness, support, and friendship that we will cherish and appreciate for the rest of our lives. There are no plans of stopping and with our new record, we plan to hit the world harder than ever”. “The Way It Ends” is a thematic and spiritual successor to Currents’ dense, bludgeoning, [Read More]