Saints Of Destruction Debuts ‘Dream Of Pain’ Video

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Up-and-coming independent rock band Saints of Destruction will release its new EP All Hail The Saints this summer, and in anticipation, debuted the video for the EP’s lead single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Dream Of Pain’ Tuesday on its official YouTube channel.  The video, which finds the band’s members — Marc Adam Kahn (vocals), Kevin Somerville (guitar), Brian Radick (bass) and Chris Cwikla (drums) — performing the song against the backdrop of a natural cave type setting in a forest, originally premiered May 8 through ghostcultmag.com.

The song’s musical arrangement is a guitar-driven composition whose sound harkens back to the rock and roll opuses that bridged the sounds of the late 80s and early 90s.  that is evident in the stylistic approach and the heaviness in the overall instrumentation.

The band discussed the song’s lyrical theme in a collective statement, noting that the lyrical theme just by chance is related to everything going on in the world today.

“We wrote “Dream of Pain” and two other songs the first night we got in the rehearsal room in September,” the statement reads. “The verse and chorus came out instantaneously with the lyrics pretty much intact. This was all pre-pandemic and we all looked back to September saying oh shit we wrote these semi predictive songs. One could interpret certain parts of it being akin to our current situation but it was loosely written about a totalitarian turned regime. Essentially about two idiotic sides fighting while zombies sneak in and wipe out everyone. So maybe we’re in for that next but hopefully the zombies are the slow ones, not World War Z.”

‘Dream of Pain’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on Saints of Destruction’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://saintsofdestrcution.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/saintsofdestruction

 

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Trapt Announces New Album Title, Release Date, Specs; Announces New Live Dates

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Trapt is set to release its latest album next month.

Shadow Work, the band’s eighth full-length studio recording, is scheduled for release June 19 through The Label Group and INgrooves.  In anticipation of the record’s release, the band is scheduled to release not one, but two singles from the album Friday in the form of ‘Make It Out Alive‘ and ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel.’  A third single, the band’s own cover of Jewel’s hit song ‘Save Your Soul,’ is scheduled for release May 22.

All three tracks will be instant grat tracks with a pre-order of the band’s new album.

Front man Chris Taylor Brown talked about ‘Make It Out Alive’ in a recent interview.

“Make It Out Alive” was the last song written for our new album “Shadow Work” and I hope it inspires people to never give up,” he said. “Times can get so tough and it can be easy to just want to let go of all the struggle. But I think the struggles we go through define us. Each crisis we go through, staring into an abyss of the unknown, makes us stronger when we come out the other side. I know that we will come out stronger, as a country and as a world, through the current crisis we find ourselves battling and every other crisis that comes our way in the future. We always do!”

Trapt first broke into the mainstream in 2002 with the single ‘Headstrong,’ which was featured on the band’s self-titled sophomore record.  that album was preceded with the release of the band’s debut album Amalgamation in 1999.  Someone in Control followed the release of Trapt in 2005.

Three years after the release of Someone in Control, Trapt released its then fourth album.  No Apologies, the band’s fifth album, followed in 2010.  Album number six — Reborn — followed in 2013 and then DNA in 2016.

The full track listing for Shadow Work is noted below.

 

 

Tracklisting:

1. Make It Out Alive
2. I Want To Want What I Want
3. Tell me how you really feel
4. Too little too late
5. Far enough away
6. Turn Me Around Again
7. Trying Too Hard
8. Let Me Down Slowly
9. Too Far Away
10. Get You Back
11. Hold And Be Held

 

 

Trapt has announced a tentative series of live dates in support of Shadow Work that launches May 22 in Rockford, IL and runs through Oct. 30 in Dubuque, IA.  An additional date on Dec. 5 in Woodford, VA is also tentatively scheduled.

The band’s scheduled dates are noted below.

 

 

TRAPT Upcoming Show Dates:

May 22 District Bar and Grill Rockford, IL
Jun 11 DNA Lounge San Francisco, CA
Jun 12 Whiskey A Go Go W. Hollywood, CA
Jun 19 Tanana Valley Fairgrounds Fairbanks, AK
Jun 20 Williwaw Anchorage, AK
Jun 27 Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Promenade Las Vegas, NV
Jul 10 Legends Event Park Chickasha, OK
Jul 16 The Crafthouse Stage & Grill Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 18 The Chance Theater Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 25 Berkshirestock Fest Pownal, VT
Jul 30 Morgan Hill Event Center w/ Saliva & Tantric Hermon, ME
Jul 31 Revolution Bar & Music Hall Amityville, NY
Aug 01 Brat Days Fest @ Kiwanis Park Sheboygan, WI
Aug 08 Oscoda Rock Fest Oscoda, MI
Aug 15 Mudd Fest @ Black Bear Casino Carlton, MN
Aug 20 Muddfest Springfield, IL
Aug 21 Rock on the River w/ Saliva & Saving Abel Fort Wayne, IN
Aug 29 Crusens RT 29 Creve Coeur, IL
Sep 03 Mudd Fest @ Duquoin State Fair Grounds Duquoin, IL
Sep 05 Brauer House Lombard, IL
Sep 12 Wildcatter Saloon Katy, TX
Sep 26 Downtown Farmer City Heritage Days w/ Saliva Farmer City, IL
Oct 02 Round Rock Tavern Round Rock, TX
Oct 03 The Studio at Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Oct 04 The Rail Club Live Fort Worth, TX

“United We Stand Tour”
Oct 09 The Royal Bar Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 10 Sunshine Studios Live Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 11 Herman’s Hideaway Denver, CO
Oct 14 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
Oct 16 Austin’s Fuel Room Libertyville, IL
Oct 17 Stormy’s Beaver Dam, WI
Oct 18 The Room Indianapolis, IN
Oct 20 Rock City Cake Company Charleston, WV
Oct 24 5 South Event Center Callaway, MD
Oct 25 Granite State Music Hall NH Laconia, NH
Oct 30 Q Casino & Hotel, Dubuque, IA

Dec 5 The Groove Music Hall Woodford, VA

 

 

Any changes in the band’s schedule will be announced online along with other news at:

 

Website: http://www.trapt.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trapt

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TRAPTOFFICIAL

 

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The Nixons Announces New EP Release Date, Specs

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Famed alt-rock band The Nixons returns this month with its first new music in almost 20 years.

The band, which rose to fame during the early 1990s, is scheduled to release its new EP Sonic Boom May 22.  Audiences got their first taste of the record in April 2019, when the band released the EP’s lead single ‘Crutch.’ It was followed in November, by the debut of its second single ‘Favorite Lies.’

Sonic Boom will be available to stream and download through INgrooves and through interceptmusic upon its release.  Along with its release, the band is scheduled to release the record’s third single ‘Ghost of an Angel’ the same day.

Moore information on Sonic Boom is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://thenixonsofficial.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/TheNixonsOfficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/nixonsofficial

 

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Parallel Motion Debuts New Single, ‘Slave’

Independent hard rock band Parallel Motion debuted its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted its new single ‘Slave‘ Friday.  The song’s aggro-rock sound is such that it will appeal to fans of bands from the late 90s and early 2000s.  Its lyrical theme touches on the matter of getting lost in one’s efforts to achieve one’s dreams and goals.

Front man Dave Juan talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.

“‘Slave’ is the evolution of Parallel Motion sonically and lyrically,” he said.  “The track talks about becoming a slave of your own dreams and how you can lose who you are when they are controlling you.  We only know one way to make music, and it’s from the heart and from our own personal experiences.”

Courtesy: INgrooves/The Label Group

‘Slave’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on the new song is available online along with all of Parallel Motion’s latest news at:

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Parallelmotionband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Parallel1Motion

 

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Ashes To Omens Debuts Cover Of Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall’

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Independent hard rock band Ashes to Omens debuted its latest single last week.

The band debuted its cover of the Pink Floyd classic ‘Another Brick in the Wall‘ April 21.  The performance pays tribute to its source material throughout its early six-minute run time while also giving the band’s take on the song its own unique identity that balances the past and present expertly.

Band member James Branton discussed the group’s take on the timeless song in a recent interview.

“The band has always been Pink Floyd fans and especially so of ‘Another Brick in the Wall,'” he said.  “We felt like the song still resonates on so many levels in today’s culture, that we wanted to bring a fresh re-imagining of the song.  Something that reflects the current global and political crisis that today’s youth can relate to.”

The band’s cover of the song is featured on Ashes to Omens’ forthcoming as yet untitled album.  No release date has been announced for the album, but it is scheduled for release in fall 2020. Ashes to Omens’ cover of ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ is available to stream and download through Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and iTunes.

Ashes to Omens was formed in 2017.  The band released its debut single ‘The Screws‘ the same year and followed up its release with a companion video debut in February 2018.  ‘The Screws’ was featured in Ashes to Omens’ self-titled debut, which the band released through INgrooves/The Label Group on June 5, 2018.

Ashes to Omens’ most recent single ‘Let The Devil Loose‘ debuted last year, and was accompanied by a video that debuted Nov. 1.

More information on Ashes to Omens’ cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.ashestoomens.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AshestoOmens

 

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Slave Revolt Debuts ‘Devil In Jeans’ Lyric video

Independent hard rock band Slave Revolt debuted the video for its latest single this month.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new song ‘Devil In Jeans‘ March 8.  The song, which boasts a melodic hard rock style musical arrangement, is featured in the band’s forthcoming debut album Journey to the Other Side.  The album is scheduled for releae April 24 through The Label Group/INgrooves.

The song’s melodic hard rock arrangement is accompanied by a lyrical theme that centers on those people who do little to make this world better, according to a brief, collective statement from the band about the work.

“‘Devil in Jeans’ is a song about the monsters who walk among us and the trail of pain they leave behind,” the statement reads.

‘Devil In Jeans’ is available to stream and download here. The song is the latest single to come from Slave Revolt’s forthcoming album.  The band debuted another of the album’s singles, ‘Organic Robot‘ Feb. 21.

The video, which crosses footage of the band performing its new single in what looks like a run down, graffiti-laden building with footage of mechanical parts running.  The musical arrangement echoes influences from Fear Factory, but the lyrical content is not explained in the press release distributed about the video’s debut.

‘Organic Robot’ is available to stream and download here.

The debuted of the ‘Organic Robot’ video comes two months after the band debuted the lyric video for its then latest single, ‘Open The Heavens.’

The full track listing for Journey to the Other Side is noted below.

Track List:
1.Spartacus
2.Open the Heavens
3.Happy
4.Devil in Jeans
5.Journey to the Other Side
6.Facing the waters
7.Ready To Go
8.Light in the Dark
9. Organic Robot feat. Jim Acevedo
10.Embers

More information on both singles is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://www.slaverevoltrock.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/slaverevolt

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/SlaveRevoltRock

 

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Slave Revolt Debuts ‘Organic Robot’ Video

Courtesy: The Label Group/INgrooves

Independent hard rock band Slave Revolt is streaming its new video now.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Organic Robot‘ Feb. 21.  The video, which crosses footage of the band performing its new single in what looks like a run down, graffiti-laden building with footage of mechanical parts running.  The musical arrangement echoes influences from Fear Factory, but the lyrical content is not explained in the press release distributed about the video’s debut.

‘Organic Robot’ is available to stream and download here.

The debuted of the ‘Organic Robot’ video comes two months after the band debuted the lyric video for its then latest single, ‘Open The Heavens.’

More information on both singles is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.slaverevoltrock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/slaverevolt

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SlaveRevoltRock

 

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