Pharamcose Debuts New Single, ‘Obey,’ Visualizer

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Independent rock band Pharmacose premiered the latest single from its new project, Ascencion’s Constraint this month, along with its companion visualizer.

The band premiered the record’s new single, ‘Obey‘ and its visualizer May 6. The song is the record’s second single, behind the recently premiered single, ‘Cleanse,’ which the band premiered in March through Ghost Cult Magazine.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Obey’ is a dark, brooding composition. The use of the keyboards, electronics, drums, and vocals together to make it easily comparable to works from the likes of Tool, Gary Numan and Nine Inch Nails.

The lyrical theme featured in the song centers on “corporate corruption in the modern age” according to information presented about the premiere of the song and video.

The visualizer that accompanies Pharmacose’s new single is a simple presentation. It features a man in front of what is either a set of large windows or TV monitors. The words “You are being watched” are presented in large font in front of him on the windows/screens. The visual plays directly into the song’s lyrical theme.

Pharmacose’s new album and its singles are being accompanied by a novel that helps tell the story in the new, forthcoming concept record. One chapter is being released with the debut of each single. Audiences can download the story’s first episode now through Amazon.

Front man Wes Jones recently talked about the concept in the album’s story.

“I have always loved concept albums, and one of my major goals has always been to do one,” Jones said. “I didn’t think it was going to happen this soon, but the lockdowns happened, and all of a sudden I had nothing to do. We had been gearing up for some shows to promote the intended release of Prescription Fiction, but obviously none of that happened. I didn’t want to sit around doing nothing, so I decided it was as good a time as any to start work on that record.

Jones continued, “I had been kicking around some possible concepts for years, but it wasn’t until the lockdowns happened that I was able to commit to one. Even before the pandemic, I found myself ordering more and more things online, and it made me wonder just how dependent I’d become on corporations as well as how big and powerful many have become or are becoming. I’ve also been concerned about how wage stagnation and inflation are going to affect your average person in the future, and so I just combined the two ideas and that became the setting of the novel.”

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Voltagehawk Premieres New Single, ‘Recrimination,’ Companion Video

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Independent rock band Voltagehawk offered audiences a new preview of its new album last month.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Recrimination‘ and its companion video Oct. 27 through Ghost Cult magazine. The song is featured in the band’s forthcoming album, Electric Thunder, which is scheduled for release Jan. 21 through The Label Group/INgrooves.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Recrimination’ is a heavy, driving composition. The fuzz effect that is incorporated into the song gives it something of a stoner rock edge alongside its modern rock sound. The juxtaposition and combination of those two styles and sounds here makes the arrangement engaging and entertaining in its own right.

The song’s lyrical theme is a social statement of sorts, according to a prepared statement from the band. The statement also addresses the song’s video, which was directed by Jarrad James.

“Cause and effect, effect and cause,” the statement reads. “Crime itself is often a byproduct of the environment created for the repeat offender by the systems of law. In this downbeat driven, fuzzed out dystopian Robin Hood tale, we follow a criminal locked in battle against recidivism. In a landscape of survival, it asks you what you would be willing to do. It asks you to take a walk in another man’s shoes, for when you point one finger, three point back at you.”

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The Dev Takes On The Reality Of Celebrity Life In New Single

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Independent hard rock band The Dev recently debuted the video for its latest single.

he band debuted the video for its latest single, ‘Shameless Life‘ Feb. 8 through Ghost Cult Magazine. The song itself presents a musical arrangement that will appeal to any active rock radio programmer with its melodic hard rock approach. Its lyrical accompaniment meanwhile takes on a familiar topic.

The band’s single-name front woman Nikollaj addressed the song’s lyrical theme in the band’s interview with Ghost Cult Magazine.

“What we wanted to portray in Shameless Life is the need and almost desperation of music. The little girl represents the beginning of finding out how much she loves creating, making, and playing music for not only others but herself. Although with this story comes a slight twist in the sense that sometimes it’s not always sunshine and rainbows and you get to see that in the music video. When writing music you put your heart and soul into and it might feel like your whole self, hence why the video starts and ends with the crowd grabbing me. We wanted to claim both sides of what it can feel as an artist, show the whole picture.”

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Cavo Debuts ‘Muscle Memory’ Video

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Independent rock band Cavo debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Muscle Memory’ Monday through Ghost Cult Magazine. The video features the band performing its new single in a darkened, dimly lit studio backdrop.

The song’s musical arrangement is a unique presentation, as it presents a hybrid reggae rock sound. Even with that approach taken, the composition is not easily likened to works from the likes of 311 and other reggae rock acts. It boasts its own identity in comparison to the noted bands.

Front man Casey Walker talked about the single in a recent interview.

“’Muscle Memory’ comes from a place of the band being tired of being in a box, he said. “It’s our way of “not playing by the rules” that people outside of the band had set for us. We had to step back and look at ourselves for the answers and drown out all the noise pollution.”

‘Memory Muscle’ is available to stream and download here.

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Burden of the Sky Debuts Video For ‘Lights’ Cover

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Independent hard rock band Burden of the Sky released its cover of the Ellie Goulding hit song ‘Lights’ over the weekend.

The band debuted the video for its cover of Goulding’s song ‘Lights’ Friday through ghostcultmag.com.  The video features the band performing its take on the song in a darkened setting, with only a handful of lights behind, creating silhouettes of the band.  The band talked about the video treatment in its interview.

The song’s musical arrangement takes the source material and infuses it with a pop punk sound a la Alien Ant Farm’s cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal.’

Additionally, the band talked about its cover of Goulding’s song in a prepared statement.

“We chose to cover ‘Lights’ because it connects us with our universal fear of the dark,” the statement reads. “We all know what it feels like to be alone and frightened in a dark place; paralyzed by fear and uncertainty. It’s a fear that is rooted in our fear of the unknown – our undeniable lack of control. We feel this song inspires courage where there is fear and we want to shine some light to those who feel lost in the dark.”

Burden of the Sky’s cover of ‘Lights’ is available to stream and download here.

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Julien-K Debuts ‘Better Without You’ Lyric Video

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Julien-K debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Better Without You’ Thursday through Ghost Cult Magazine.  The song is the third single from the band’s latest album Harmonic Disruptor (2020).  The album has also produced the singles ‘Shut Down Your Soul‘ and the album’s title track.

The song’s musical arrangement boasts a sound that is comparable to works created by Julien-K’s founders Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh during their days in Orgy, and just as much to works from Nine Inch Nails and Stabbing Westward.

Shuck discussed those similarities in a recent interview.

“Stronger Without You takes us back to our roots in Orgy “Candyass” era,” said Shuck. “We consciously wanted to revisit the spirit and tone we created when we started Orgy. The 90’s influence, the heavy detuned guitars w strong electro roots – truly OUR roots.”

The song’s lyrical theme, said Shuck, address someone whose negative thoughts and personality is doing them in.

“The lyrics use apocalyptic language to tell the story of a toxic person choking on their own negativity,” he said. “Truly Julien-K!”

Harmonic Disruptor is available to stream and download here.

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