Falconer Debuts Lead Single From New Album ‘From A Dying Ember’

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Folk metal band Falconer will return next month with its first new album in six years.

The band is scheduled to release its new album From A Dying Ember June 26 through Metal Blade Records.  In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the album’s lead single ‘Desert Dreams‘ Wednesday.

The song’s musical arrangement is a heavy power metal arrangement that is founded in its heavy guitar line and its drums.  The controlled vocals flesh out the song even more.  the song’s lyrical theme meanwhile comes across as being conceptual, telling is own unique story.

From A Dying Ember was recorded at Andy Laroque’s Sonic Train Studio.  LaRocque mixed and mastered the record.  The album will be available on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below.

 

– jewelcase-CD
– ltd. digipak CD (incl. 3 bonus tracks – EU exclusive)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– turquoise green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– orange white marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– light grey marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

 

Pre-orders are open now for From A Dying Ember.  The album’s track listing is noted below.

 

From A Dying Ember track-listing
1. Kings and Queens
2. Desert Dreams
3. Redeem and Repent
4. Bland Sump Och Dy
5. Fool’s Crusade
6. Garnets and a Gilded Rose
7. In Regal Attire
8. Rejoice the Adorned
9. Testify
10. Thrust the Dagger Deep
11. Rapture
12. The Cauldron (Digipak Bonus Track)
13. Portals of Light (Acoustic Version – Digipak Bonus Track)
14. Long Gone By (Acoustic Version – Digipak Bonus Track)

 

 

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

 

Website: http://www.falconermusic.com

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

 

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Mamadrama Proves Moms Can Rock In More Ways Than One With Its Debut Single

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Five moms from new Jersey are taking the term “girl power” and giving it a whole new meaning with their new single.

All-mom punk band Mamadrama debuted its new single ‘MILF’ early this month.  The acronym here doesn’t stand for what most might think.  In the case of this song, it stands for Moms In Leather Forever.

‘MILF’ is available to stream and download here.

The band explained the concept behind the song in a collective statement.

“We met at Lakehouse Music Academy in Asbury Park, NJ, where our kids took music lessons,” the statement reads. “We dreamed of something more than the endless mom grind: piles of laundry and miles of errands. Those flashbacks of freedom and concerts before stretch marks inspired us motivated mamas to meet up once a week and form a mom band. We realized what the band meant for us – we didn’t want to lose sight of who we are and who we once were. Another chapter is just beginning after kids and you can have (and want) more. The energy is fierce and the jokes are feisty but the beating heart of MAMADRAMA is living out a dream that is never too late!” says the band.

The statement further reads, “We wanted to put an anthem out there for other moms feeling the same way too and that is the inspiration behind MILF (Moms In Leather Forever). Lyrics echo that sentiment and include: “tired of mediocrity” and “no more dull and dead-end life, no more tired and empty wife, no more laundry, no more chores, I can’t take it anymore…M-I-L-F…Moms In Leather Forever!”

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 outbreak, the band said the song takes on an extra meaning.

“It’s pretty surreal to have a song coming out right now – and it’s our first original! MILF (Moms In Leather Forever) was written in what feels like a very different time and yet so many of the emotions behind it perfectly apply to where we are today, said vocalist Beth Herbruck. “Feelings of wanting to escape the daily routines and repetitions of motherhood that sometimes feel never-ending. We hope this song will be a fun, inspiring motivation to moms everywhere giving them permission to ROCK OUT!”

More information on Mamadrama is available online at:

 

Website: http://mamadrama.com

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

 

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Eagle Rock Entertainment, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Team Up To Help People Affected By COVID-19

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Eagle Rock Entertainment and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation have partnered for a new fundraising effort

The organizations have teamed up to present the new documentary Up From The StreetsNew Orleans — The City of Music.  “Tickets” to watch the documentary are available at a price of $12 each, and can be purchased from viewers’ local theaters to watch the documentary in the comfort of their own homes.  Proceeds from the “ticket” sales will go to benefit the fund, which assists musicians who live and work in New Orleans who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Tickets are available here.  More than 50 theaters nationwide are taking part in the effort.  Ticket orders are good for seven days.  Viewers will have three days to finish the documentary once they have started watching.

Up From The StreetsNew Orleans — The City of Music originally debuted in October at the 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival.  It examines the city’s musical roots.  Oscar-nominated and six-time Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Terence Blanchard serves as the documentary’s host.  The program features archived footage from performances and interviews conducted by artists, such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino and Alen Toussaint among others to help tell the story of the city’s musical history.  Michael Murphy directed and produced the presentation.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell.  The agency has created the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund to assist musicians and residents in New Orleans who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

More information about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and its latest effort is available online at:

 

Website: http://jazzandheritage.org

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jazznheritage

 

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One In The Chamber Debuts ‘Blow’ Video

One in The Chamber released its latest single this month.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Blow‘ April 5.  The song’s musical  arrangement is a catchy blues-rock based arrangement whose foundation is formed through its solid guitar work.  Drummer Gerrod Harris, bassist Christian Dotto and front man Mike Biase add their own touch to the whole, which overall will keep listeners engaged and entertained.

The song’s lyrical content seems to center on a topic familiar to lots of listeners.  That is inferred as Biase sings in the song’s lead verse, “She rides the wave/Comes crashing down/her body grips the moonlight/I need to know what it takes to move in her/She fits me like a glove, so tight/Let it blow/Gotta breathe/Liquid love/Trying to hypnotize me/Feel the rush/Wanna scream/Hit it hard/Know you’ll never let it be.”  As the song enters its second verse, that seemingly obvious theme is made even more so as Biase sings, “She gets herself up so high/She likes to set the speed/I map the way with my eye/I can take care of all your needs.”  He adds in the song’s third verse, “And you burn what you break/As the lies overtake/All your mind/And you run.”

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The release early this month of ‘Blow’ comes approximately more than a year after the band debuted the video for its then latest single ‘Itchin’ Back.’  That song and its video came less than a year after the band debuted the lead single from its debut EP I’ve Got Something To Say…, ‘Bills To Pay.’

More information on OITC’s latest single and video is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://oitcband.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/oitcband

 

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Announces Release Date, Specs For New Archived Waylon Jennings Concert

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Eagle Rock Entertainment is resurrecting Waylon Jennings…sort of.

The company is scheduled to release Waylon Jennings The Outlaw Performance May 15 on DVD.  Originally captured in 1978 at a sold out show at the Opry House in Nashville, TN, this concert features Jennings performing songs that made him famous, such as ‘I’ve Always Been Crazy,’ ‘Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys’ and ‘Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way’.

The concert’s set list is noted below.

 

Track Listing
Are You Ready For The Country?
Lonesome, On’ry and Mean
Waymore’s Blues
Amanda
A Long Time Ago
Jack A Diamonds
Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
This Time
You Asked Me To
I’ve Always Been Crazy
Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out Of Hand
Good Hearted Woman
Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Luckenbach, Texas
Honky Tonk Heroes
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way

 

Audiences will get to take in the show both with and without interview segments with Jennings. As an added bonus, the DVD also features interviews with other country superstars, such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings’ own drummer Richie Albright in an extra interview segment titled “Friends Remember The Outlaw.”  The interviews were recorded in 1990.

Pre-orders are open now for Waylon JenningsThe Outlaw Performance. More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

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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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Faith & Scars Debuts ‘Breathe’ Video

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Independent rock band Faith & Scars debuted the video for its new single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new song ‘Breathe‘ Friday. The song is featured on the band’s forthcoming album Revolver. Pre-orders for Revolver are open now.

The band’s debut album, Revolver is the follow-up release to the band’s 2016 EP Highway Ride.  Audiences can listen to the EP in full on the band’s official website.

The video, directed by Jaiden Hord Frost, features the band performing its new single in a boxing ring, as a means to illustrate the song’s message of how we as a people are combating so much each day.  The song’s musical arrangement is a familiar blues-based rock composition that will appeal to fans of said genre.

The song’s lyrical theme is meant to present an uplifting message, according to a statement from the band.

“In a time where the world seems so divided, ‘Breathe’ is a song meant to crate hope for anyone who is struggling,” the statement reads.  “We want to let everyone know that they are not alone in the trials they face.  We hope that we can lead by example and show that even when life brings you to your lowest point, you can still rise up and live a life worth leading.”

Faith and Scars is from Selma, North Carolina.  The band has toured with the likes of Saliva, Flaw, Adema and Powerman 5000 since its inception in 2004.

More information on Faith & Scars is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.faithandscars.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/faithandscars

 

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