Battle Beast Posts New Music Video “No More Hollywood Endings” Online

When recently announcing their fifth studio album “No More Hollywood Endings,” which will be unleashed on March 22nd via Nuclear Blast, Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast promised fans a taster of their new offering at the beginning of 2019 – and the group has kept true to their word! Packed with extravagant melodies, the official music video for the new album’s title track provides the perfect visuals for the song’s meaningful message. Directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB / Tuotantoyhtiö Legenda, the official video for ‘No More Hollywood Endings’ can be viewed below.

Keyboardist Janne Björkroth comments on the track, “The song tells a story about living up to other people’s expectations and becoming a kind of a sidekick in one’s own life. Hollywood conventions and media set unrealistic expectations and narrow ideals about such things as beauty and happiness, and it’s easy to get lost while trying to fit the mould. The song claims that there isn’t a universal pattern for happiness, but everyone has a right to be respected as they are and live a life that suits for themselves. It’s a hymn to individuality.”

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Dirty Machine Premiere New Music Video “Against The World”

A new music video for Dirty Machine‘s song “Against The World” has premiered online streaming via YouTube below. The clip was helmed by Ron Underwood (9Electric).

Comments the group’s vocalist David “Dirty Davo” Leach:

“‘Against The World‘ is an anthem for any athlete, artist or individual being held back from their dreams. Nowadays it’s so easy to walk away from your goals and aspirations, in fear of financial ruin or just simply not making it. When in reality, the people who are holding you back are right in front of your face.”

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Born Of Osiris Reveals New Album “The Simulation” Details; Posts New Video “The Accursed” Online

American metalcore outfit Born Of Osiris has announced that they will be releasing a new studio album, “The Simulation” through Sumerian Records on January 11th. In preparation for the release, the group has released a new music video for the song, “The Accursed,” which can be found below, along with the album’s artwork and tracklisting.

Lee McKinney (guitars) states: “The first single and video for ‘The Accursed’ plays exactly off of the album titles and themes. People are stuck and addicted to machines, social media, virtual realities and anything that creates a life or reality that’s not their own. Our phones have become an extension of ourselves, a body part. We play games or throw on virtual headsets that literally suck us out of the reality we live and into a fantasy. What’s the future going to look like, a simulation? Could the simulation have already begun?

“Also, this new album keeps the integrity high across the board. I want to make the best songs I could for the people who are listening (and myself), and I want to perform them to their best ability on stage to give the people attending our shows those ‘wow’ moments. We want to give them those concert memories that’ll last a lifetime.”

Joe Buras (backing vocals, synth) further states: “We welcome the incorporation of steel, or have we already? It’s hard to prove we are not already in a simulation with the development of AI, advances in brain mapping technology and the inevitable singularity. We now see an age that is either here or on the horizon.”

Tracklisting:

1. The Accursed
2. Disconnectome
3. Cycles Of Tragedy
4. Under The Gun
5. Recursion
6. Analogs In A Cell
7. Silence The Echo
8. One Without The Other

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Frctrd Premiere New Song & Music Video “Tyrant”

Parisian deathcore aggressors FRCTRD premiere a new song and music video titled “Tyrant”, taken from their upcoming new album, which will be out in stores soon via We Are Triumphant.

Check out now “Tyrant” below.

Commenting on the inspirations behind ‘Tyrant’, the band states:

“The meaning of Tyrant’s lyrics depends entirely on perspective. To Vincent [the band’s singer], they mean something completely different than to Manu, even though they both participated in the writing of the lyrics!”

“At its core, ‘Tyrant’ is about looking for relief; the quest of a new safe haven as the previous one has been torn apart. It goes further than that, though, as it’s also about breaking free from the tyrants that lead our lives and taking back the right to make decisions for ourselves. These said “tyrants” are not necessarily other people, but any kind of pressure that can have an impact on your life, behaviour & decisions. Those could be social, professional, religious, cultural…the list goes on.
“One thing we know for sure is that everyone will walk away from ‘Tyrant’ with a unique, personalised take…based on their unique, personalised experiences.”

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Sick Of It All Premiere New Track “Wake The Sleeping Dragon”

Sick Of It All premiere the title track from their new effort “Wake The Sleeping Dragon!“, which is due out November 02nd.

Comments the band of this latest song:

“‘Wake The Sleeping Dragon’, the title track of our new album, is a hard-driving song about big brother encroaching on our lives and recognizing the reality that we The People have the power to stop it through unity. So take your head out of your ass and smarten up. We are very excited for all of you to hear this new album as we feel it’s our best work to date.”

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Otep Fall U.S. Headlining Tour Announced

Otep announce the dates for their fall ‘The Art Of Dissent Tour‘, which will find them headlining with support from The World Over. One Day Waiting will also join the trek on select dates. Otep will be touring in support of their latest release, “Kult 45“.

Says frontwoman Otep Shamaya of this upcoming tour:

“In a time when apathy has been weaponized to suffocate the voice of the people, in a time when Americans are told not to believe what we see with our own eyes but to believe what one bloviating sack of sewage and a gutless Republican Party who care only about preying on the working class and the working poor just to feed his KULT from the same gruesome trough of racist, homophobic and sexist slop. We are proud to bring THE ART OF DISSENT tour to the people to hopefully remind them just how powerful we are and how important we are, as a nation, as a democracy, and that it’s damn well worth fighting for.”

11/23 Bakersfield, CA – Club 1933
11/24 Tucson, AZ – House of Bards
11/27 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
11/28 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/29 Arlington Heights, IL – HOME Bar
11/30 Geneva on the Lake, OH – The Cove
12/01 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel
12/02 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
12/04 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
12/05 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/06 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
12/07 Auburn, ME – Sapphire Club
12/08 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
12/09 Amityville, NY – Revolution
12/12 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
12/13 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
12/14 Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks
12/15 Clarksville, TN – Warehouse
12/16 Memphis, TN – Rockhouse Live
12/18 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
12/19 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
12/20 Greeley, CO – Moxie
12/21 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
12/22 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
12/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s

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Machine Head To Split Up, Announces Farewell Tour

In a ten minute long video posted on Facebook, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has announced that the band will split up following a farewell tour. In the video, Flynn stated:

“I’ll get right to it. On Monday night, Phil Demmel quit Machine Head and yesterday afternoon, Dave McClain quit Machine Head and Jared kinda quit but didn’t know if he was quitting for sure. The tour is still going to go on. We have all agreed to make this a celebration of our music and this era of the band.

“We have grown apart as people. Musically we’ve grown apart. I have held on too tight to the reigns of this band and I have suffocated those guys. I have some rough edges, which have given us success as a band but they’ve also hurt the people around me. I have a lot of drive but I have a lot of anger and rage, which has alienated folks in the band.

“I ask that you respect Phil and Dave’s decision, as I respect their decision and I want to say that I’m honoured and grateful for everything they have contributed to Machine Head, which is a lot. Fifteen years with Phil, twenty three years with Dave, innumerable riffs…”

“I don’t know what the future holds. We’re all a little scared. I’m scared and they’re the scared, but if you’re looking for a drummer or guitar player then you can find no better people to have. I wish them well and want success for them.

“I’m gonna do a little bit of soul searching in my life and take a long, hard look at myself and my life. Twenty years of therapy by this point, which apparently wasn’t enough, maybe twenty more! This upcoming tour is going to be a celebration of this music, this lineup, maybe the best lineup this band has ever had. We’re going to end on a positive note, a classy note, so come out and have a drink with us. Maybe not too classy, like white trash classy, hammered and stoned at a metal show kind of classy.

“It’s the end of an era. I did a lot of crying yesterday. I spoke to Jared this morning who said he’s gonna stick around and he’s gonna continue on, which made me happy. It’s going to be like the Ozzy song, ‘Goodbye To Romance.’ You guys have a good Friday, thanks for listening.”

The tour dates are as follows:

October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
October 6 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
October 8 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
October 9 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
October 10 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis
October 12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
October 13 – Minot, ND – The Original
October 15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *make-up date*
October 17 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *make-up date*
October 18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s *make-up date*
October 19 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
October 20 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
October 22 – Cleveland, OH – Agora *make-up date*
October 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
October 24 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre *make-up date*
October 26 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
October 27 – Columbus, OH – Newport
October 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *make-up date*
October 30 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
October 31 – Huntington, NY – Paramount
November 2 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland
November 3 – Richmond, VA – National
November 4 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
November 7 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
November 9 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
November 10 – Nashville, KY – Exit In
November 11 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
November 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
November 14 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
November 16 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
November 17 – Austin, TX – Emos
November 18 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
November 20 – Tuscon, AZ – Club X
November 21 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
November 23 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
November 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

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Spiritbox (Ex-Iwrestledabearonce) Premiere New Music Video “Perennial”

Spiritbox – featuring various members of Iwrestledabearonce fame – premiere a new music video for their song “Perennial“. Dylan Hryciuk directed the video for that track.

Comments frontwoman Courtney LaPlante:

“‘Perennial‘ was written for our friend that has to spend years in and out of the hospital due to his many severe health battles. Our last release really resonated with him and he was there supporting us every step of the way while we developed our music. I am not a very good communicator but I feel like I can express myself better through my songs so I want him to listen to ‘Perennial‘ and know that I appreciate how much work he puts in to stay positive, and that it’s ok to acknowledge the agony he has been through.”

“I hope other people can feel this as well when they hear the song, and interpret it in a way that makes them feel whatever they want, happy or sad, pain is complicated. I just don’t want them to give up.”

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My Dying Bride Vocalist Explains Public Inactivity, Band Working On New Material

My Dying Bride vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe has checked in with fans explaining why the band hasn’t been performing since cancelling a string of shows last year. Sadly, the singer has been dealing with an awful personal issue, but has positive updates not just for himself and his family, but also has confirmed that My Dying Bride are working on material for a new album. His message reads as follows:

“Many of you have been wondering what has happened to the band since we cancelled all our shows back in late 2017. Well, here is the answer.

“In September 2017 my beautiful little daughter, just five years old, was diagnosed with cancer. This event devastated the whole family as well as close friends and of course all of My Dying Bride and related colleagues. A black hole of worry and panic opened up before me and I was fearful of what was to come. The horror that surrounds this terrible disease is real and brutal and relentless.

“The highly destructive but very necessary poison that is chemotherapy was started and after a time, surgery removed the main tumour but it had spread. Early 2018 a second major operation was needed to finally get rid of the visible mass but cells were still in her body so radiotherapy took place to destroy these. The side-effects of both chemo and radio therapies left her a broken and sorry little thing and my heart was aching like never before. As the father of a deeply sick child, I was on the brink of total implosion.

“After the worst year of our lives, and stress beyond belief, we were gifted the news that so many other people never get; she is clear. She has beaten one of the cruellest of Gods bitter and loveless creations. Despite this positive outcome, there will be years of tests and potential complications which may result in many returns to hospital. I will fear for her every day for the rest of my life and hope that when I finally go to my grave she will be a strong and forthright woman.

“We really need to thank the wonderful people at the NHS Childrens Hospital in Leeds for everything they have done and also the wonderful Candlelighters, childrens cancer charity for their endless and loving support.

“The band took a small hiatus at the devastating news but gradually began to muster forces and start work on the next LP which we can happily tell you all, is well under way and in fact, is almost complete. I have not taken part in any writing as yet but will return to the fold this week, pen in hand and a new focus and eagerness to fulfil my role as wordsmith and vocalist for this remarkable band. We have returned!

“Cheers
Aaron”

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My Dying Bride Vocalist Explains Public Inactivity, Band Working On New Material

My Dying Bride vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe has checked in with fans explaining why the band hasn’t been performing since cancelling a string of shows last year. Sadly, the singer has been dealing with an awful personal issue, but has positive updates not just for himself and his family, but also has confirmed that My Dying Bride are working on material for a new album. His message reads as follows:

“Many of you have been wondering what has happened to the band since we cancelled all our shows back in late 2017. Well, here is the answer.

“In September 2017 my beautiful little daughter, just five years old, was diagnosed with cancer. This event devastated the whole family as well as close friends and of course all of My Dying Bride and related colleagues. A black hole of worry and panic opened up before me and I was fearful of what was to come. The horror that surrounds this terrible disease is real and brutal and relentless.

“The highly destructive but very necessary poison that is chemotherapy was started and after a time, surgery removed the main tumour but it had spread. Early 2018 a second major operation was needed to finally get rid of the visible mass but cells were still in her body so radiotherapy took place to destroy these. The side-effects of both chemo and radio therapies left her a broken and sorry little thing and my heart was aching like never before. As the father of a deeply sick child, I was on the brink of total implosion.

“After the worst year of our lives, and stress beyond belief, we were gifted the news that so many other people never get; she is clear. She has beaten one of the cruellest of Gods bitter and loveless creations. Despite this positive outcome, there will be years of tests and potential complications which may result in many returns to hospital. I will fear for her every day for the rest of my life and hope that when I finally go to my grave she will be a strong and forthright woman.

“We really need to thank the wonderful people at the NHS Childrens Hospital in Leeds for everything they have done and also the wonderful Candlelighters, childrens cancer charity for their endless and loving support.

“The band took a small hiatus at the devastating news but gradually began to muster forces and start work on the next LP which we can happily tell you all, is well under way and in fact, is almost complete. I have not taken part in any writing as yet but will return to the fold this week, pen in hand and a new focus and eagerness to fulfil my role as wordsmith and vocalist for this remarkable band. We have returned!

“Cheers
Aaron”

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