Cancer Bats Premiere Animated Music Video For “Gatekeeper”

Past Friday Cancer Bats surprise released their new effort “The Spark That Moves” alongside music videos for ten of its eleven tracks. The final video – an animated clip for the opening track “Gatekeeper“ – premiered online now and can be streamed below.

Explains Cancer Bats frontman Liam Cormier the meaning behind the song:

“It’s about those people we have the misfortune of crossing paths with in our lives, who use lies, schemes and deceit to make their way through this world. Everyone has a choice and it’s theirs to continue down this path that will never work out for them. They are the gatekeepers to their own future.”

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Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins Debut “Pawn and Prophecy” From Upcoming New Album “Pawn And Prophecy”

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the new album from Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins, “Pawn and Prophecy” on January 26, 2018. Lepond is extremely excited for the release of his band’s sophomore effort, which he describes as a “a collection of epic tales told with the power of heavy metal music. The classic head-banging riffs and kick ass vocals will get your horns and fists in the air. It is an album made FOR metalheads, BY metalheads.”

Today, the first song from “Pawn and Prophecy” has been made available for your listening pleasure. Check out “Avengers of Eden” below.

On the story behind the song, Mike Lepond says:

” ‘Avengers of Eden’ is based on ‘The Doom that came to Sarnath’ by H.P. Lovecraft. It’s one of the faster tracks on the record. The main riff was inspired by Van Halen’s, “House of Pain”. I turned that up to Motorhead/Exciter speed with a Dio style vocal.”

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Synaptik Posts New Lyric Video For “White Circles”

U.K. prog metal quintet SynaptiK unleashed their sophomore studio album, “Justify & Reason,” on March 10th through Defox Records (digitally), and via Divebomb Records in the U.S. in CD format. Today, April 10th, the album lands in various U.K. stores trhough Plastichead.

Today SynaptiK has also launched a lyric video for third single “White Circles.” Singer John Knight commented about the lyrical concept behind the song:

“Lyrically, the song describes the story of one person’s dependency on medication, antipsychotic drugs, the decision whether to stop taking them and return to a natural state risking confusion and illness or to continue on, the side effects, the withdrawals, the risks. All overseen by the ‘God like’ psychiatrist.”

Knight worked for many years within the mental health system at management level further comments, “I spoke at length with a client about her feelings towards her medication and her psychiatrist. She told me her psychiatrist was ‘like a God,’ someone who oversaw all the choices she made and controlled her life. It made an impression and I wrote this song that night. Of course, not every story is the same and medication plays a very important and useful part of people’s life, it’s not an anti-medication song at all, but about the conflict a person has, the internal battle… Telling themselves ‘I’m well now, I don’t need these tablets’ without realizing they feel this way because the medication is working, the side effects both being on and withdrawing can be severe.”

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The Anchor Releases “The Hardest Part” Music Video

Metalcore outfit The Anchor has a new music video titled “The Hardest Part” online, taken off full-length release “A World Ahead.” Vocalist Linzey Rae, most notably known for her Metal Kitchen parody videos, discussed the meaning behind the song:

“I lost my mom to drug addiction. One of the most difficult lessons in life is realizing that you can’t always change or save someone. The hardest part is letting go and saying goodbye.

“This song is a testament to forgiving through pain, remembering the best in people, and letting go of resentment. We can only be free when we find forgiveness for those who have hurt us most.”

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The Devil Wears Prada Explains “To The Key Of Evergreen” From “Transit Blues” Album

Today, the second “story behind the song” video is released by The Devil Wears Prada and spotlights the track “To The Key of Evergreen.” In the video, Mike Hranica talks about the elements that acted as inspiration for the lyrics:

“‘To The Key of Evergreen’ is a song based off of my favororite love story, a novel called ‘Lolita,’ by Vladimir Nabokov, specifically in the travels between the narrator and his lover. I wanted to create something along the same lines but also pairing it with my own experiences as of late…”

“To The Key of Evergreen” is from Prada’s new album, “Transit Blues,” released on October 7th (Rise Records). The band is currently on “The Rise Up Tour” with Memphis May Fire and Like Moths to Flames, and, on most shows, Silverstein. Remaining dates are below.

10/27 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
10/28 The Door, Dallas, TX
10/29 Alamo City Music Hall, San Antonio, TX
10/31 Nile Theatre, Mesa, AZ
11/1 SOMA, San Diego, CA
11/2 Glasshouse, Pomona, CA
11/4 The UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA

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Airbourne Posts “Breakin’ Outta Hell” Music Video

“I’m gonna hit the highway and never look back” is the line that launches Airborune’s latest, tarmac-trashin’ single “Breakin’ Outta Hell.”

The lyric video accompanying the song – created by Richard Oakes from Dark Fable Media – may have implications for those with easy access to open roads. Watch the clip from start to finish and you might just get the urge to open the throttle.

“We get a lot of feedback from our fans saying how much they love the faster tracks,” says Airbourne frontman Joel O’Keeffe. “But when they play them in the car… well, it can be tough on their pocket with all the speeding fines! ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ is definitely one of THOSE numbers… even the guys who filmed the lyric video were stopped by the police and given a fine.

“For us, these visuals really sum up the feeling behind the song and the album, too. The whole message is right there. Put on the single, or the album, and it’s, ‘Fuck the boss and fuck all the tax I owe. I’m going out, I’m getting pissed and I’m going to listen to some hard rock ‘n’ roll.’ No ballads, no bullshit. I’m breaking out of hell!”

“Breakin’ Outta Hell” is the title track off Airbourne’s fourth studio album, which is due out via Spinefarm Records on September 23rd.

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Hollow Bones Posts “Altruistic Lung” Music Video

New York melodic metal/hardcore quintet Hollow Bones just launched a music video for the track “Altruistic Lung,” taken from the band’s self-released debut album “Lionheart.”

Check out the new video clip below, and you can also stream all of the “Lionheart” release at this location.

Vocalist Patrick Anthony tells Punknews.org: “While the video for ‘Altruistic Lung’ is mostly a performance video, we decided to choose something as simple as a flower to represent the message behind the song. Don’t let something that could be beautiful die out before it even has a chance to shine. Tell the people that you love what they mean to you, and use love and music to heal.”

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Rockstar Frame Posts “Cherry Boobs” Music Video

“Cherry Boobs,” the new video from hard rock/metal band Rockstar Frame, has come online and can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Italy at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Club in Milan by Elena Mazzei.

This is the second single from Rcokstar Frame’s debut album “Rock ‘N’ Roll Mafia,” which is now available worldwide via Musicarchy Media.

“It all started as a joke during rehearsals,” states Faith Blurry (vocals), |I was looking at my boobs and complaining…you know…I wish they were bigger! That’s what guys like right?! And then I said: ‘Shit they really look like two cherries! I got cherry boobs!’ And that’s how I got the idea for the title. But then I realized that society is really hard on people. I mean: we have to look like this, we have to look like that, all of these models and actresses, while most of the time that is just an image. In the end being pretty or handsome is just a matter of attitude and how you feel in your own skin. We all have self esteem issues and we shouldn’t ‘cause we’re all special. That’s the message behind the song and the video. We can all be attractive if we believe in ourselves, despite sizes, height, etc.”

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Rockstar Frame Posts “Cherry Boobs” Music Video

“Cherry Boobs,” the new video from hard rock/metal band Rockstar Frame, has come online and can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Italy at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Club in Milan by Elena Mazzei.

This is the second single from Rcokstar Frame’s debut album “Rock ‘N’ Roll Mafia,” which is now available worldwide via Musicarchy Media.

“It all started as a joke during rehearsals,” states Faith Blurry (vocals), |I was looking at my boobs and complaining…you know…I wish they were bigger! That’s what guys like right?! And then I said: ‘Shit they really look like two cherries! I got cherry boobs!’ And that’s how I got the idea for the title. But then I realized that society is really hard on people. I mean: we have to look like this, we have to look like that, all of these models and actresses, while most of the time that is just an image. In the end being pretty or handsome is just a matter of attitude and how you feel in your own skin. We all have self esteem issues and we shouldn’t ‘cause we’re all special. That’s the message behind the song and the video. We can all be attractive if we believe in ourselves, despite sizes, height, etc.”

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Teloch Vovin Streaming New Song “Vena Cava”

A devastating new hymn from NYC black metal coven Teloch Vovin and the “Further Down The Tunnel” EP has been launched online as the record nears release on the Fall Equinox.

Check out the song “Vena Cava” below. Teloch Vovin, a band that doesn’t understand how capitalization works in the slightest, also comments:

“When the Torrential wave of Hell Slams, Hammering thru the Absurdity. Down thru the Flesh, Down thru the Spirit. Vena Cava–OverFlowing Life’s Ink… These Lines speak volumes about the Inspiration behind the song. The Flesh as a Prison for the Spirit, the Absurdity of Life itself and the Anxiety, Depression, Rage and Hopelessness Experienced thru this Absurdity. It also relates to the Death Worship behind the Band. The Desire for Death’s Embrace and the Negation of Being.”

To hear more from the grammar challenged outfit, check out the “Adoration/Vexation” track at this location.

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