Canadian Hardcore/Metal act VULTURES release 'Rat King' video

Canadian Hardcore/Metal act VULTURES release 'Rat King' video

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Canadian metallic hardcore outfit VULTURES have streamed their second video 'Rat King', from  their forthcoming EP Hunger, due 4th October.

The claymation 'Rat King' was premiered via Kerrang! Magazine, who said the new video is like "being mugged by Wallace and Gromit". You can now watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOKnONIoUp0

Created by Yatka Fedak of Clay Day, guitarist Cole Lamb comments: “'Rat King' is a much more straightforward song that puts all of its weight on the gas pedal both sonically and lyrically. In fitting with the general theme of Hunger, ‘Rat King’ tells another story about the effects of substance abuse, this time from the first person perspective of an addict who is experiencing withdrawal between fixes. There are no subtleties in this track — it’s visceral, dark and blunt.

“Visually, we went with a claymation because the idea of an animated video was very provocative to us. We won’t beat around the bush — this is a silly video, we know. We aren’t caught up in an aesthetic or a persona as a band, and at the end of the day we want to have a good time with what we are doing, which is why we didn’t think twice about it when we saw the finished product. Shout out to our homies Wallace and Gromit.”

VULTURES convey an unapologetic and visceral energy through their brand of hardcore. With sonic inspirations that include the likes of ConvergeEvery Time I Die, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the band combine the technicality and bite of metal with the attitude of hardcore punk in order to deliver performances with unrivalled potency and aggression and no little amount of fun.

VULTURES now prepare to release their second EP Hunger, six tracks that put forth an attack of driving riffs and incendiary finger-pointing in just under twenty minutes. Hunger was produced, mixed, and mastered by Tim Creviston (Misery SignalsSpiritbox), and features Larissa Stupar (Venom Prison) on track five, 'This Hunger'.

Initially playing local DIY house shows as a means of introducing themselves in 2016, VULTURES have since proceeded to support metal heavyweights Enterprise EarthArchspire, '68 and plenty more.

In the wake of this upcoming release, the band will broaden their horizons and make waves worldwide. VULTURES will embark on their largest tour yet in support of the EP, including their first foray into the USA, and will perform shows with Despised Icon and Cancer Bats.

Full dates:

September:

21st Lucky Bar - Victoria, BC w/ Cancer Bats
23rd Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC w/ Despised Icon

October:

2nd Munnins Post - BC
3rd Clever Rabbit - Edmonton, AB
4th Black Cat Tavern - Saskatoon, SK
5th Sloth Records - Calgary, AB
6th Salmo Hotel - Salmo, BC
7th Real Art Tacoma - Tacoma, WA
8th La Voyeur - Olympia, WA
9th Old Nicks Bar - Eugene, OR
10th Little Red Lion - Eureka, CA
11th The Red Hat Concord - San Francisco, CA
12th  Til Two Club - San Diego, CA
13th Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ
14th Ward 6 - Tucson, AZ
15th Old Towne Pub Pasadena - Los Angeles, CA
16th Xbar - San Jose, CA
17th Sheas Tavern - Reno, NV
18th Concrete Lodge - Redding, CA
19th East Side Bar And Grill - Portland, OR
20th The Capitol - Bend, OR
21st Funhouse - Seattle, WA

EXPLORING BIRDSONG sign to Long Branch Records

EXPLORING BIRDSONG sign to Long Branch Records

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Rarely are new groups as exciting, talented or unique as EXPLORING BIRDSONG, the piano-led guitarless trio from Liverpool who have announced their signing to German independent label Long Branch Records.

Having recently graduated from Liverpool’s Institute of Performing Arts, the young group have already caught the eyes Prog Magazine, Kerrang! Magazine, Kerrang! Radio and Classic Rock Magazine as well as achieved two Progressive Music Awards nominations in 2019. Having only released two singles at this point, EXPLORING BIRDSONG have been hand-picked to support Sleep Token, toured with proggers Godsticks, caught the attention of Florence and the Machine, and performed at HRH Prog. Unplaceable for the most part, the band bring to mind elements of Steven Wilson, Kate Bush, Rush, Sleep Token, and Agent Fresco.

The young trio are comprised of drummer Matt Harrison, bassist and keyboardist Jonny Knight (capable of playing both instruments simultaneously), and topped by keyboardist and vocalist Lynsey Ward's stunning, otherworldly vocals.

"We are so excited to be signing with Long Branch Records. We're extremely proud to be working with a label that is home to some of our favourite bands, and feel our music couldn't be in better hands." says Exploring Birdsong drummer Matt Harrison.

Long Branch Records label manager Manuel Schönfeld adds: "Exploring Birdsong are undoubtedly one of the most interesting new bands in the British progressive music scene. We're super excited about the signing and are looking forward to a successful partnership."

Exploring Birdsong's new single "The River" will be released on October 2nd, 2019 followed by their debut EP release in Autumn 2019.

Watch the band live:

03.10. UK, London - Underworld /w Sleep Token (sold out)
04.10. UK, Manchester - Manchester Academy 3 /w Sleep Token (sold out)

GIDEON reveal new single 'BITE DOWN'

GIDEON reveal new single 'BITE DOWN'

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Alabama hardcore quartet GIDEON have released their new single 'BITE DOWN'. The track is the second single and album closer of their fifth full-length Out of Control, which is due for release on 11th October 2019 via Rude Records/Equal Vision Records.

Check out 'BITE DOWN' here: https://youtu.be/AfjSx0FlRsU

Following the release of their critically-acclaimed and fan-beloved lead single, 'TAKE ME', 'BITE DOWN' shows just how heavy GIDEON will be taking things across the twelve tracks offered up on their upcoming album. This latest track doesn’t just overwhelm the listener with heaviness, it also mixes all of the new influences that fans can expect to hear throughout Out Of Control, mixed tightly with their no-holds-barred attitude.

Pre-order Out Of Control here: https://gideon.lnk.to/outofcontrol

GIDEON will return to the UK and Europe later this year with Stray From The Path, The Devil Wears Prada and Loathe.

Dates:

02/12/2019 - Birmingham, UK @ Asylum
03/12/2019 - Bristol, UK @ SWX (SOLD OUT)*
04/12/2019 - Glasgow, UK @ G2
05/12/2019- Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
06/12/2019 - London, UK @ Islington Academy
07/12/2019 - Southampton, UK @ The Loft (SOLD OUT)

08/12/2019 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
09/12/2019 - Lyon, FR @ Ninkasi Kao
10/12/2019 - Zürich, CH @ Dynamo
11/12/2019 - Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo
12/12/2019 - Antwerp, BE @ Zappa
13/12/2019 - Köln, DE @ Club Volta
14/12/2019 - Herford, DE @ Krampus Fest
15/12/2019 - Karlsruhe, DE @ Knockdown Festival
16/12/2019 - München, DE @ Backstage
17/12/2019 - Budapest, HU @ Dürer Kert
18/12/2019 - Wien, AT @ Flex
19/12/2019 - Nürnberg, DE @ Z-Bau
20/12/2019 - Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island
21/12/2019 - Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
22/12/2019 - Hamburg, DE @ Logo

*w/ Knocked LooseMalevolenceJustice For The Damned & Renounced

From a very early age, most of us are molded by the traditions of our upbringing. While there are undeniable benefits to tradition, often the fear of bucking against the expectations they create prevent us from pursuing our personal truth. Growing up in the deep south, the members of GIDEON spent years letting these mental fences dictate their creative direction. On their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Out of Control, the band is no longer allowing themselves to be put in a box, sonically or topically, to fit what is expected of them. Enhanced by its eclectic array of musical influences, including a heavy dose of 90s and 00s nu metal, clear inflections of outlaw country, and hip hop, Out of Control is a powerful statement of who the members of GIDEON really are and where they come from.  
 
The members of GIDEON - Daniel McWhorter (Vocals), Tyler Riley (Guitar), Jake Smelley (Drums) and Caleb DeRusha (Bass) - have encountered a myriad of cultures while touring the world in support of their music. These opportunities led to the realisation that open-mindedness and acceptance are important aspects of developing your own perspective. As a result, they’ve grown away from their roots as a 'Christian Metalcore' band and through their last three records this transition becomes apparent. On 2014’s Calloused the band offered glimpses into their internal struggle with being a 'Christian' band. By the release of Cold in 2017, they emerged more bitter and aggressive; defiant in the face of expectations. Finally, Out of Control finds the band breaking free of all previous restraints as they craft a diverse record unlike anything they’ve ever released. 
 
For more information:
http://gideonal.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GideonAL/
https://twitter.com/GideonAL
https://www.instagram.com/GideonAL/

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Masked rock band THE NEW DEATH CULT release new single 'Moon'

Masked rock band THE NEW DEATH CULT release new single 'Moon'

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New masked hard rock act THE NEW DEATH CULT have released their fourth single 'Moon', out now via Indie Recordings. The track is taken from the band's self-titled debut album The New Death Cult, which is due for release through the label on 6th September 2019.

Premiered via Dead Press, check out 'Moon' here: https://youtu.be/w7671Isk2EA

Stream/purchase: https://BelieveMusic.lnk.to/MOON

A new force in rock, the masked group present themselves as otherworldly, a group arriving with fresh music and important messages for humanity. The four members ALPHA (vocals, guitar), BETA (lead guitar), GAMMA (bass), and DELTA (drums) combine with music centred around true love, peaceful activism, and an anti-war and anti-destruction ethos.

Bandleader ALPHA comments on the new single:

"'Moon' is about the power to speak up and let your voice be heard, even if you feel small. It's about the freedom to be yourself and let nobody tell you who or how to be.

The moon may seem small and insignificant compared to the Earth, but without its magnetic pull, the tides would seize and it's axis would be tilted to haywire. It's essential and overlooking the revolving Earth.

'Moon' is also about the failed war on drugs, and the way it's waged on human consciousness, having people imprisoned and impoverished over what would be considered relatively harmless recreational drug use, while the distribution of hard drugs like heroin flourish behind the scenes.

The dinosaurs are fading away. Younger generations are taking over. It's time to re-think. Time to speak up. Time to revolt. Time to howl at the 'Moon'."


A crossover between the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, and Pink Floyd, the group drive heavy rock in a new direction whilst giving a nod toward the greatest 90s rock acts. Desert rock collides with a tinge of psychedelia and cosmic grandeur, creating a scintillating new sound.

'Moon' follows THE NEW DEATH CULT's previous singles 'Light Spills Over', 'Zeitgeist' and 'True Eyes', which collectively have garnered over 200,000 streams currently, official Spotify and Deezer playlist support, and support from Dan P Carter's BBC Radio 1 Rock Show.

For more information:
https://www.thenewdeathcult.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thenewdeathcult/
https://twitter.com/thenewdeathcult

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KLONE release new single 'Hidden Passenger'

KLONE release new single 'Hidden Passenger'

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French atmospheric rockers KLONE have revealed their new single 'Hidden Passenger'. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album Le Grand Voyage, due for release on 20th September 2019 viaKscope.

Check out the video for 'Hidden Passenger' here: https://youtu.be/cOaxzDw0ZpM

Le Grand Voyage will be released on CD, LP and digitally and is available to pre-order, with all digital pre-orders receiving 'Yonder' as an instant download: https://klone.lnk.to/LeGrandVoyagePR

See KLONE live at one of the following dates:

27-29/09/2019 - Cologne, Germany - Euroblast Festival

French headline dates

12/10/2019 - Nantes - Le Ferrailleur
17/10/2019 - Lyon - Hard Rock Cafe
18/10/2019 - Grenoble - L'amperage
19/10/2019 - Cannes - Mjc Picaud
26/10/2019 - Strasbourg - La Laiterie
02/11/2019 - Marseille - Jas Rod
08/11/2019 - Poitiers - Le Confort Moderne
09/11/2019 - Savigny-Le-Temple - L'empreinte
15/11/2019 - Niort - Festival Rise & Fall
28/11/2019 - Orleans - Le Bouillon
30/11/2019 - Audincourt - Le Moloco

In recent years, KLONE have built their name on making music that’s as deeply introspective as it is sonically powerful. Le Grand Voyage, the band’s first release for UK post-progressive specialists Kscope, is an album brimming with that sense of searching and self-discovery, its ten tracks living up to their name in unabashed, no-stone-unturned, existential exploration.

Much of the inspiration for the album, including 'Hidden Passenger', came from pondering the great philosophies of life, those eternal unanswered questions like who we are, where we are going and, ultimately, what happens next. It was the uncertainty and confusion surrounding mortality, the notion that something or nothing awaits us, which felt like an unlimited creative playground for the French art-rockers.

Guillaume BernardKLONE’s guitarist, gives a further insight into the album’s inspiration:

“Me and Yann, our singer and lyricist, were watching documentaries about near death experiences, and what happens after death? What is the spirit? Those kinds of questions. We found it an exciting and a mysterious subject to think about – what really happens? We feel that we create music that is deeply connected to the universe. We used a lot of reverb, almost as if we were to touch everything in space… we want our music to resonate in the cosmos!”

What KLONE have created is bold in sonic ambition, twisting dark guitars and electronic ambience into a modern masterpiece that feels excitingly new, yet in many ways feels like a contemporary take on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon.

The first single & opening track from Le Grand Voyage, 'Yonder', bridges the gap between this latest opus and 2015 studio full-length Here Comes The Sun. Mixed by Francis Castes at the Sainte Marthe studio in Paris, Bernard describes the music as a “natural and logical continuation of the song The Last Experience which concluded our previous album." Watch KLONE performing 'Yonder' live at this summer’s Hellfest here: https://youtu.be/MDw7qqrxJd8

Having racked up a lot of interest on home soil after previous albums Here Comes The Sun and Unplugged, KLONE are now looking to focus on and extend their international operations. They’ve performed in the UK with cult grunge heroes King’s X and French metal titans Gojira, toured with Devin Townsend and landed supports for Helmet, Orphaned Land and Anneke Van Giersbergen.

KLONE are:

Yann Ligner: Vocals
Guillaume Bernard: Guitar
Aldrick Guadagnino: Guitar
Florent Marcadet: Drums
Jean Etienne Maillard: Bass
Matthieu Metzger: Sax / Samples

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/kloneband
https://www.twitter.com/KloneOfficial
https://www.instagram.com/kloneband

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THE DREW THOMSON FOUNDATION releases new single 'Barbed Wire'

THE DREW THOMSON FOUNDATION releases new single 'Barbed Wire'

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THE DREW THOMSON FOUNDATION, the project by Single Mothers frontman Drew Thomson, has released their new single 'Barbed Wire'. The track is taken from the band's self-titled debut album,The Drew Thomson Foundation, which is due for release on 6th September 2019 via Dine Alone Records.

Check out 'Barbed Wire' here: https://youtu.be/ixb6kMKfNCA

"'Barbed Wire' is a song I wrote thinking about how weird it is to keep getting older but not feeling like you’re growing up," Thomson explains. "It’s a small bracket of time, those ‘in-between’ years, and I’ve found myself caught in them now wondering how someone is supposed to act whose life has diverted from their peer group, and is finding it hard to relate."

Pre-order The Drew Thomson Foundation here: https://smarturl.it/DrewThomson

THE DREW THOMSON FOUNDATION’s self-titled debut album follows a period of self-reflection and rectification to reveal surprising new sides of its songwriter. Produced by Alex Newport (At the Drive-In, City and Colour, Frank Turner) in his Los Angeles studio, its recording sessions found the Single Mothers frontman joined by bandmates and longtime collaborators to cultivate a collection of vulnerable lyrics into vivid, hook-laden anthems. Laying feelings bare on Thomson’s newfound sobriety, the death of a loved one, and pushing away people who he wants to keep closest, it welcomes listeners on his journey towards inner peace.

The past 12 months have seen THE DREW THOMSON FOUNDATION share stages with Bob Mould,The Dirty Nil, and New Swears, but he’s just getting started. While the 2018 solo EP, Stay, first unveiled his contrasting musical directions, this album cites the influence of songwriters carrying on the tradition of folk storytelling regardless of their genre. From the heart-rending alt-country of Okkervil River to The Streets’ grime hip-hop finding pathos within life’s mundane moments, Thomson also points to Third Eye Blind’s sun-kissed melodies serving as a masquerade for the darkness underneath. There’s even a flicker of Rufus Wainwright’s orchestral torch songs on the violin, brass, and piano-draped reworking of Single Mothers’ ‘People Are Pets’.

The album’s first single ‘Break’ paints a painfully real story of romance turning stale, as Thomson sings,“you need a break to know I’m the one for you.” However, he explains it’s not based on a relationship but instead looking inward, with the effort required to split from his past self to arrive as the person he is today. This theme is echoed on ‘Stay’, a song dedicated to the grandmother who raised him, whose death he tragically learned about moments before stepping onstage at the UK’s Reading and Leeds Festival. On its yearning chorus, he sings, “I wish you’d stayed around for a little while/Seen the changes that I would make/Yeah, I think that I would have made you proud/Of the person I became.”

Thomson credits this experience with snapping him out of a 10-year alcoholic spiral, battling his depression and the crippling anxiety of a life spent in front of crowds by drinking himself into oblivion. During a recording session, he recalls a moment when he was the only one in studio with a glass of wine and realised it had become a dependency. While his earlier songs included lyrics about getting “Bukowski drunk,” Thomson never intended to glorify drinking, instead aiming to satirise his own struggles. If that sarcastic skewering flew over fans’ heads, they can’t miss the point of this album’s ‘Pace Yourself’, a slowly swaying lament about becoming a “diet Coke and lime guy” to avoid “losing everything you’ve ever held dear”.

“By drinking a decade away, I also pushed away a lot of people close to me,” he admits. “People had been telling me to quit for years and I never listened to them. You really have to want to get sober and believe it’s for the best. I don’t ask anyone else in the band to avoid drinking, but if I have one or two I slip back into that other world, so I just avoid it completely. It’s been a huge benefit. I write more, I work better, I’m less reactive, and easier to be around. I just have to handle self-doubt on my own. I don’t want to base everything I do around sobriety, but it’s been the biggest thing in my life lately and made everything with the Foundation possible.”

Never one to shy away from sad songs or flawed characters, where he says he finds “a lot of romance,”Thomson’s lyrics tell the tales of troubled narrators who may or may not be himself. On opener ‘Karma’ he sings in first person, as someone trying so hard to prove they fit in that their cocky overcompensation becomes obvious: “I’ve never been left out/I wouldn’t even know how.” The bouncing bass line of ‘Phone Ring’ traces a conversation between two people stuck in a pattern of behaviour where “trouble feels safe,” while the cowbell-driven ‘Centerfold’ finds him realising he was “just the audience for your scream.”Returning to the theme of sobriety, ‘Barbed Wire’ brings him and an unnamed partner in crime to a place“a long way from wasted,” though he barely wastes a breath before admitting his own fallibility: “growing up’s got you down/well, you and me both.”

“Almost all of these songs started out on acoustic guitar in my bedroom, the same way I’ve been writing music since I was in grade seven,” says Thomson. “They’re more intimate and not something I’ve really shared this way before. Where Single Mothers songs can come from the perspective of a character that I play and put on, this band is more about who I am in my day-to-day life. It’s a lot more revealing of who I am now. I started playing music 10 years ago as a lost early 20s alcoholic. I’m now 33, sober, and still a mess but not quite a disaster.”

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/drewthomsonmusic/
https://twitter.com/drewthomsonjr
https://www.instagram.com/drew.thomson.foundation/

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BEING AS AN OCEAN release new single 'Find Our Way' & announce UK/European tour

BEING AS AN OCEAN release new single 'Find Our Way' & announce UK/European tour

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BEING AS AN OCEAN are giving fans a deeper look into their upcoming album, Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story, with their second single ‘Find Our Way’. Proxy will be available on all platforms on 13th September 2019.

Check out 'Find Our Way' here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0g9OjUMPur1T2fFupKaAcg

“We have all encountered monsters in life and will all endure pain. I believe there is great comfort and healing to be had in the comprehension of this truth. That even with life’s suffering, there is almost unlimited potential for happiness and gratitude. We have time given to us, we are alive and breathing, we feel deeply, we can sense, we can experience joy and elation. I count these things as blessings.

"The point of carrying on in this world is the living out of joy and purpose (essential elements in a person’s life) for one’s self and the cultivation of them in our communities. I believe that community, another essential element in life, is something that we are all built for and deserving of. We have always held each other so close as friends in this band and understand the importance of leaning into the support of loved ones. This song is a reminder to keep the faith and trust the goodness and strength of those you keep close. The music community became the biggest joy in my life and informed my purpose, so if this song uplifts at least one music-lover, then it’s done its job.” - Joel Quartuccio

‘Find Our Way’ follows the recent release of lead single ‘Play Pretend’, and its cinematic sci-fi companion video/short film, which was directed by BRUME. Hailed by Alternative Press for being “so massive it might just give you whiplash”, the clip can be seen HERE. Loudwire described the video as “sci-fi fueled Armageddon meets the hallucinatory side effects of mushroom tea, aided by airy post-rock elements, futuristic-sounding multi-tracked vocals and electronic-styled drum beats.”

‘Find Our Way’ and ‘Play Pretend’ are both available as instant-grats by pre-ordering Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O.Story here: https://backl.ink/PROXY

Fans can catch BEING AS AN OCEAN performing a heady mix of new tracks and fan favourites on their upcoming North American headlining tour, which kicks off September 19th in Los Angeles. They’ll head to the UK and Europe for an international run that begins November 1st in Belgium.

Dates are as follows:

01.11.19 - Antwerp BE, Zappa
02.11.19 - Paris FR, Backstage
03.11.19 - Nottingham UK, Rescue Rooms
04.11.19 - Manchester UK, Club Academy
05.11.19 - London UK, Islington Assembly Hall
06.11.19 - Glasgow UK, Classic Grand
07.11.19 - Leeds UK, Key Club
10.11.19 - Köln DE, Kantine
11.11.19 - Winterthur CH, Salzhaus
12.11.19 - München DE, Backstage
13.11.19 - Nürnberg DE, Z-Bau
14.11.19 - Wien AT, Grelle Forelle
16.11.19 - Budapest HU, Instant
17.11.19 - Berlin DE, Lido
18.11.19 - Leipzig DE, Conne Island
19.11.19 - Hamburg DE, Knust
20.11.19 - Gothenburg SE, Fängelset
21.11.19 - Stockholm SE, Spinnrocken Södertälje
22.11.19 - Copenhagen DK, Beta
24.11.19 - Münster DE, Sputnikhalle
26.11.19 - Karlsruhe DE, Substage
28.11.19 - Barcelona ES, Sala La Nau
29.11.19 - Bilbao ES, Sala Fever
30.11.19 - Lisbon PT, Time Out Studio
01.12.19 - Madrid ES, Sala Independence

Grammy-nominated producer and collaborator Zakk Cervini (Blink-182, Poppy, Halsey) helped the band to build songs from the ground up in the studio (He worked with them on 2018’s “Alone,” which emerged in just 12 hours). This new process carried forward into the making of Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O.Story. Each song sprang from the collective. Nothing was considered “finished” until everyone shared enthusiasm and satisfaction in the results.

In an interview with Alternative Press, Joel Quartuccio talked about raising the bar: “We always keep pushing ourselves,” he says. “It’s important to each and every single one of us to be better and keep incorporating new things that we love that we want to see in all of the art we put out. The very first music video we ever shot was done by Tyler in my living room in my small apartment in San Diego. We want to keep growing in every aspect.”

After arriving on the scene in 2014 with 'How We Both Wondrously Perish', BEING AS AN OCEAN’s unique blend of post-hardcore punch and ambient tones has helped them rack up a staggering 85 million streams globally while playing to a rapidly growing community of diehards around the world.

Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story stands as a monumental, year-long labour of love, sculpted and breathed into reality. Its inaugural single's music video lifts the veil on a vast creative world from which the band has pulled its inspiration and artistic guidance, exposing a narrative, not unlike our own; an existence experienced through the human lens of empathy, suffering, loss, longing, regret, reconciliation, sacrifice, joy, and love.

BEING AS AN OCEAN are:

Joel Quartuccio
Tyler Ross
Ralph Sica
Michael McGough

For more information:
https://beingasanocean.com/
https://www.facebook.com/beingasanocean
https://twitter.com/beingasanocean
https://www.instagram.com/beingasanocean/

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SILVERTOMB sign to Long Branch Records

SILVERTOMB sign to Long Branch Records

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US metal act SILVERTOMB have signed an international record deal with independent German label Long Branch Records/SPV.

Formed in the wake of Type O Negative and Seventh Void, SILVERTOMB is the latest musical endeavor of Kenny Hickey (Type O Negative, Seventh Void), Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig) and Hank Hell (Seventh Void, Inhuman). This time teaming up with New York hardcore veteran Joseph James (Agnostic Front, Inhuman) and Aaron Joos (Awaken The Shadow, Empyreon), the band combine the sounds of Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath to create a bone crushing, mind-blowing sonic journey into the underbelly of human emotion.

"We’re happy to announce that SILVERTOMB has signed with SPV/Long Branch Records. Looking forward to a successful partnership!" says Kenny Hickey.

Long Branch Records label manager Manuel Schönfeld adds: "SILVERTOMB is another great addition to our growing roster. We're super excited to be working with Kenny and the band on the release of their debut album."

SILVERTOMB's new single 'Love You Without No Lies' will be released on 23rd August 2019.

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UK rock duo MYOK release new single 'Kiss'

UK rock duo MYOK release new single 'Kiss'

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Today (14th August 2019) UK rock duo MYOK release their single 'Kiss', the third taken from their Dagger EP. The final track on the EP, which was released in May 2019, 'Kiss' showcases the band's diverse songwriting abilities, slowing down the pace and taking an anthemic route away from their often frenetic sound.

Check out the video for 'Kiss' here: https://youtu.be/NcCEJefYMhY

Stream/purchase 'Kiss' here: https://awal.ffm.to/kiss

MYOK comment on the meaning behind the song:

"The concept for 'Kiss' came from a friend who can get absolutely messed up and go to bed at 3-4am and be up at 6am bright as a button. We're like, how can you do that?! He answered: "dear boy, sleep is the sister of death." So 'Kiss' is about taking our daily mini death."

Citing influence from a wide range of bands including Jimmy Eat World, Biffy Clyro, Led Zeppelin, Muse and Black Peaks, the rising two-piece are shaping their own brand of alt-rock, with BBC Radio 1 presenter Daniel P. Carter describing them as "like Biffy at their proggy best" in his Kerrang! Magazine column.

2019 has been a busy year for MYOK, who have been honing their thunderous live set and independently writing, producing and recording their Dagger EP, which has turned the heads of Daniel P. Carter, BBC Introducing and more.

In their short career MYOK have also supported Mallory Knox, The Struts, Press To MECO and Allusinlove, and appeared at Y Not Festival, Camden Rocks and Bearded Theory Festival.

See MYOK live at one of the following dates:

29.08.2019 - Derby, The Venue
07.09.2018 - Nottingham, Macmillan Fest

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/myokband/
https://twitter.com/myokband

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