The Agony Scene Premiere New Music Video “The Ascent And Decline”

The Agony Scene premiere a new music video for their song “The Ascent And Decline“, which you can stream below. The track appears on the group’s latest release “Tormentor“, which is out in stores now. The band are currently out on this year’s edition of ‘The Summer Slaughter Tour‘.

Comment The Agony Scene on this track in particular:

“‘The Ascent And Decline‘ lyrically, is about watching as people abandon a belief system that they built their lives and careers upon in order to catch a ride on the next train, diving headfirst into a cult of personality. [It’s] effectively selling one’s voice to be on the winning team.”

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Idle Lives Premiere New Song & Video For “Distress Signal”

Idle Lives – a post hardcore band from New England – premiere a new song and video entitled “Distress Signal”. The track is available through the band’s website idlelives.com for free download.

Check out now “Distress Signal” below.

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Sleeping Giant Premiere New Music Video “Preachcore Lives!”

Sleeping Giant debut a new music video for their track “Preachcore Lives!“ streaming below. Footage for the video was captured during the group’s February 17th, 2018 farewell show at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA.

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Black Tusk Premiere New Track “Agali” – Set August Release For New Album “T.C.B.T.”

Black Tusk‘s new effort “T.C.B.T.” will be out on August 17 via Season Of Mist. Today the band debut a new track from the album, entitled “Agali“, which you can stream below.

Explain Black Tusk:

“We decided to entitle this record ‘TCBT.’ Its a play on TCB, taking care of business, add a T to the end and its Taking Care of Black Tusk. Its an idea, a slogan if you will that James and Athon came up with some years ago, and since his passing and essentially the reformation of this band we found it fitting for a title.

We turned inward after ‘Pillars Of Ash‘. Corey came on board and we did the tours to support that record playing the songs that we had written with Athon, Then we took some time off and learned how to write with a new member, we took our time and worked out our ideas, we brought new ideas and talents into the fold. This record is something that we are truly proud of, its the culmination of two years of reworking ourselves as a band.

We’ve closed one chapter of this band are starting anew, we are Taking Care of Black Tusk. We recorded this record as a three piece and are going to tour to perform it as a four piece. With a nod to our past and with the knowledge of lessons learned and experience gained, we are heading back out full throttle with a new energy and a new band. When you listen, you will hear Black Tusk, not the old as was, but a new Black Tusk keeping tour roots and carving a new path.”

Adding about the newly premiered song:

“Simply put, Agali means ‘to return.’ I learned of the word from the bandmates of Victoria Scalisi, she passed away from cancer this year along with another of our close friends Jake Trout. Victoria and her bands inspired us to do what we do today and her and Jake were family to us.

This song to us is about passing on and your spirit and energy returning itself into the lives of the people who were close to you and even the lives of complete strangers. Our time here is short and when our bodies pass on, hopefully the good things that we have done and the ideas we have spread will return. So this song is dedicated to the memories of Jake and Victoria, may you always return.”

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All That Remains’ Phil Labonte Appears On Infowars To Slam Gun Control

All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte was lately a guest on Infowars, talking to guest host and controversial political reviewer Milo Yiannopoulos, on his opinion on gun control. The interview essentially continued onward from Labonte‘s recent clip in which he didn’t back the latest call for gun control in the United States in the light of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of over a dozen victims.

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Svneatr Premiere New Song “The Hunt” From Upcoming New EP ” The Howl, The Whisper, The Hunt”

Vancouver, B.C. band Svneatr premiere a new song entitled “The Hunt”, taken from their upcoming new EP ” The Howl, The Whisper, The Hunt”, which will be out in stores set for release on March 16th via Bandcamp.

Check out now “The Hunt” below.

The Howl, The Whisper, The Hunt by SVNEATR

States the band:

“We are systematically destroying our world. Without care, without remorse. The greed of our fellow man envelopes us in its dark cloud. We do unspeakable acts unknowingly, cogs in a wheel of “progress”. We turn our heads away and bury them in the sand because our lives are comfortable and safe. We hate so much and love so little.”

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Pierce The Veil Drummer Mike Fuentes Taking A “Break” From The Band Following Troubling Allegations

This past November allegations were made against Pierce The Veil drummer Mike Fuentes by two women, accusing him of attempting to conduct sexual relationships with them while they were underage. One post included screencaps of drummer Mike Fuentes allegedly pleasuring himself on a video chat as evidence. Pierce The Veil have now spoken out on those allegations with Fuentes to take a break from the band for the time being. The below statement was posted on the matter:

“From the day we started this band, the four of us agreed that we not only wanted to write and play songs together for the rest of our lives, but we also wanted to build a strong community through our music and provide a safe place for ourselves and our fans to express our shared values through creativity, open-mindedness, love and respect. Over the last ten years we have accomplished that and so much more with the help of our incredible fans. The bond that we share in this community is stronger than we could have ever imagined and is truly our pride and joy.

Recently, an allegation was made about Mike from an anonymous source pertaining to events dating back nearly ten years ago. We are taking this allegation seriously and would like to share the steps we are taking in response. Below are a few words from Mike.

“I’m of course aware of the allegation made about me from almost ten years ago, and I cannot begin to describe how difficult and disturbing this entire situation has been for everyone involved. I do not take this allegation lightly and would never downplay it. I have empathy for any human being who has experienced abuse or mistreatment in their lives, and I am inspired to see so many come forward and speak out about it. No one should have to suffer in silence, and I am thankful that the world is finally starting to listen. I also want to assure you that I have never intentionally manipulated or abused anyone in my life. That is not the person I am, how I was raised, or the type of behavior that I condone. I strongly believe in the empowerment of abuse victims, so if I have ever made anyone feel like they are less than equal, I am sincerely sorry.

I love playing music more than anything on earth, and I am constantly humbled by the support of our fans. I do not want the allegation surrounding me to negatively affect the reputation or future of the band, or to break the bond and trust that we have created with our fans over the years. So, I have decided to take a break and step away from my position in the band in hopes that this will allow my band mates and fans to continue focusing on the music and message that Pierce The Veil stands for. Though I am far from perfect, I do have a moral compass and try to stand up for what is right. While away from the band, I will continue to work hard to live my life in that way.”

Since the allegation first surfaced, our band has discussed how we can ensure the PTV community is always a safe environment. We’ve made many efforts over the years to protect our fans, and we can and will do more. We believe in creating spaces where people can seek help for any issues they are struggling with and provide resources and tools to help.

As a band, we are respecting Mike’s decision to take break and step away. Unfortunately, without a core member of the band, we will be respectfully withdrawing from the upcoming U.K. tour with All Time Low. We promise our fans that we will be back again very soon.”

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Mastodon Premieres New Audio/Visual Clip For “Streambreather”

Mastodon premieres a new audio/visual clip for “Streambreather”, taken from the band’s latest album “Emperor Of Sand”, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 album chart, making it the outfit’s third Top 10 album.

The video, created by Aaron Hymes, can be seen below.

Explains drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor:

“‘Emperor of sand’ is like the grim reaper. Sand represents time. If you or anyone you know has ever received a terminal diagnosis, the first thought is about time. Invariably, you ask, ‘How much time is left?'”.

Adds bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders:

“We’re reflecting on mortality. To that end, the album ties into our entire discography. It’s 17 years in the making, but it’s also a direct reaction to the last two years. We tend to draw inspiration from very real things in our lives.”

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Abandoned Souls Posts “Make It Last” Lyric Video

Abandoned Souls released latest EP “Make It Last” this past April via indie label Fiend Records, and now the London, ON heavy rockers have premiered a lyric video for the EP’s title track.

The band comments: “We want to give the fans a pure and unfiltered listening experience, one that reflects us and where we are at in our musical journey and our lives. It is as much a reflection of who we are as musicians as it is of us as people.

“The philosophy behind ’Make It Last’ is a reference to always trying to make the good times in life last as long as you can. As much as possible, try to live every minute like it could be your last…Time is fleeting, so…Make It Last!”

1. Prove It (3:42)
2. Make It Last (3:28)
3. Best of Me (3:35)
4. Stand Out Front (3:26)
5. So Through (4:41)

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Obituary Starts Documentary Series For Self-Titled New Album

Obituary has begun a documentary series for the band’s new self-titled album that arrives today, March 17th. This first installment finds various musicians discussing the impact Obituary has had on their lives, including Trevor Strnad (Black Dahlia Murder), John McEntee (Incantation), Gus Rios (Gruesome) and Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope) among others.

Check it out below.

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