Lovebreakers Premieres New Album’s Lead Single, Video; Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: Wiretap Records

Independent rock band Lovebreakers is set to release its sophomore album, Wonder, this year through Wiretap Records.

The record’s exact release date is under consideration. In anticipation of the record’s release, the band unveiled the album’s lead single, ‘Spark‘ Friday along with its companion video.

The song’s mid-tempo arrangement is a catchy poppy rock composition that immediately lends itself to comparison to works from the likes of Oasis and Blur. According to front man Jack Perry, the lyrical theme that accompanies that arrangement is meant to come across as an uplifting message of sorts, reminding listeners that we all go through difficult periods in life.

“‘Spark’ portrays a person who has lost all motivation and as a result, become fed up with who they are,” Perry said. “Some days we bathe in self-pity, whether that is disliking the way that we look, the way we treat ourselves or simply through boredom in our lives. “Spark” is a song which represents a lack of activity, alongside a constant battle of trying be a better person.’’

‘Spark’ is available now to download and stream through Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon Music.

In other news, Lovebreakers launched a tour in support of its new album Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland. The tour is scheduled to run through Friday in Birmingham, England. The tour’s schedule is noted below:

29/01 • Glasgow • The Old Hairdressers

30/01 • Nottingham • Bodega

31/01 • Manchester • Castle Hotel

01/02 • London • The Black Heart

02/02 • Bath • Moles

03/02 • Birmingham • The Flapper

More information on Lovebreakers’ new single, video, album, and tour is available along with the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://lovebreakers.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LOVEBREAKERSband

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The Stone Eye Announces New Album Details; Debuts Album’s Lead Single, Lyric Video

Courtesy: Electric Talon Records

Independent rock band The Stone Eye will release its new album this spring, and in anticipation of its release, the band premiered the record’s lead single and its companion lyric video over the weekend.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Donora‘ and its companion lyric video Friday. The song is featured in the band’s forthcoming album, Fata Morgana, which is scheduled for release April 28 through Electric Talon Records. According to a news release announcing the song’s premiere, it is the first of four singles and videos that will be released ahead of the record’s release.

The musical arrangement featured in the song immediately lends itself to comparison to works from the likes of Alice in Chains. That is evidenced through the distinct vocal delivery style and the overall melancholy mood set through the instrumentation.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the news release announcing the song’s premiere. The lyrics are provided with the video, and leave plenty of room for interpretation.

The lyrics are presented over a variety of images. The whole is something of a psychedelic visualization that will engage and entertain audiences in its own right.

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

Website: https://thestonedeye.bandcamp.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheStoneEye

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheStoneEye

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Dead Alright Debuts New Single, ‘Strong Enough To Fail’

Courtesy: Thousand Islands Records

Punk rock band premiered its latest single to kick off the weekend.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Strong Enough To Fail‘ Friday. The song boasts a musical arrangement that echoes the sounds of so many pop punk bands that have come before throughout the mid to late 90s and even the early 2000s. Among the most notable comparisons are to works from the likes of Millencolin, No Use For A Name, and A Wilhelm Scream.

According to information provided in the news release announcing the single’s debut, the song’s lyrical theme delivers an uplifting message of “being strong enough to learn from your mistakes.”

More information on Dead Alright’s new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at https://www.facebook.com/deadalright.

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Faith & Branko Debuts New Single, ‘Techno’

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Husband and wife musical duo Faith & Branko is scheduled to release its new album, Duhovi next month through World Music Network and Riverboat Records.

In anticipation of its release, the couple premiered the record’s new single, ‘Techno‘ Friday. The song’s premiere comes more than a week after the pair premiered the single’s video. The video features the duo and its fellow musicians in a small countryside farm, performing the new single as local residents dance along to the music, which plays over the visualization.

The fully instrumental arrangement is a fun, infectious composition that blends elements of rock, ska, funk and the group’s own ethnic musical influences for a whole that is wholly unique and so engaging and entertaining.

Duhovi is scheduled for release Feb. 24. More information on Faith & Branco’s new album, single and video is available along with all of the couple’s latest news at:

Website: https://faithibranko.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faithandbranko

Twitter: https://twitter.com/faithibranko

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Band Lineup Announced For Bamboozle Festival

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The Bamboozle Festival will return again this year and the annual festival will see the likes of Limp Bizkit, Motionless in White, and Papa Roach among the many acts on the bill.

This year’s festival is scheduled to take place May 5-7 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. Tickets are available now here. Along with the already noted bands, a multitude of others, such as Cane Hill, Say Anything, and Mayday Parade are scheduled as part of the festival’s lineup.

More information on the 20th annual Bamboozle Festival is available at:

Website: https://bamboozlefestival.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BamboozleFestival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bamboozlefest

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Unearth Premieres New Ecologically-Minded Single; Announce New Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Century Media Records

Unearth offered audiences their first preview of its next album this week with the record’s lead single and its companion video.

The band debuted its new single, ‘The Wretched; The Ruinous‘ Wednesday, along with the song’s companion video. The song is featured in the band’s as-yet untitled forthcoming album, which according to its video, will be released through Century Media Records.

The musical arrangement featured in Unearth’s new single is as intense as any of the band’s existing work. The machine-gun fast time keeping, the screaming vocals, thrash style guitars and rich low-end from the bass make it just as comparable to works from the likes of Testament as to As I Lay Dying. The overall heaviness and power in the arrangement will appeal not only to Unearth’s established audiences, but to metal fans across the board.

According to front man Trevor Phipps, the song’s lyrical theme delivers a message of ecological consciousness.

 “‘The Wretched; The Ruinous’ is a summation of our upcoming album as a whole musically and lyrically as it showcases the aggression, power, melody, energy and darkness that is full-throttle Unearth,” Phipps said. “Thematically this lead track puts the full blame on Mankind for the destruction of our planet, and the mass extinction of millions of species, as well as the eventual eradication of man due to our negligence with the climate crisis.”

Phipps said the video for the new single was recorded in Tokyo, Japan. According to the information include in the video, it was recorded live Monday.

Speaking of live shows, Unearth is scheduled to launch the “Hell On Earth 2023 Tour” Apr. 1 in Dortmund, Germany. The European/UK tour is scheduled to run through April 21 in Stockholm, Sweden. Misery Index, Year of the Knife, Turbid North, and Leech are scheduled to share time on the tour, too.

The tour’s schedule is noted below:

Hell on Earth Tour 2023

with Misery Index, Year Of The Knife, Turbid North and Leech

04/01 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard

04/02 Antwerp, BEL – Trix

04/05 Munchen, GER – Backstage

04/04 Freiburg, GER – Crash

04/05 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo

04/06 Sheffield, UK – Corporation

04/07 Leeds, UK – The Warehouse

04/08 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall

04/09 Lille, FRA – The Black Lab

04/10 Paris, FRA – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge

04/11 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann

04/12 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central

04/13 Cottbus, GER – Gladhouse

04/14 Leer, GER – Zollhaus

04/15 Chemnitz, GER – AJZ Chemnitz

04/16 Ostrava, CZE – Barrak Music Club

04/17 Berlin, GER – SO36

04/18 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli

04/19 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset

04/20 Gothenburg, SWE – Musikens Hus

04/21 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan

More information on Unearth’s tour, album, single, and video is available at:

Website: https://unearthofficial.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unearthofficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unearthofficial

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Metal Blade Records Re-Issues O.S.I.’s ‘Blood’

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O.S.I.’s 2009 album Blood has officially gotten the re-issue treatment courtesy of Metal Blade Records.

The label has re-issued the record, the band’s third, on vinyl, 2CD and digital platforms. The re-issue marks the first time since the album was originally released in 2009, that it has been re-issued by any label.

In celebration of the record’s re-issue, guitarist Jim Matheos (Fates Warning, Arch/Matheos, Gordian Knot), debuted a guitar play-through of Blood‘s single, ‘False Start.’ The video is available to stream here.

Audiences can order the re-issue in the United States, European Union and United Kingdom. The record’s track listing is noted below:

Blood Track Listing:
01. The Escape Artist
02. Terminal
03. False Start
04. We Come Undone
05. Radiologue
06. Be the Hero
07. Microburst Alert
08. Stockholm
09. Blood
10. No Celebrations
11. Christian Brothers
12. Terminal (Endless)

More information on this and other titles from Metal Blade Records is available at:

Website: https://metalblade.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetalBlade

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Swim The Current Premieres New Single, ‘We Are Not The Same,’ Companion Video

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Independent hard rock band Swim The Current has joined forces with Ill Nino front man Marcos Leal for its latest single and video.

The band, which is currently composed of Disciples of Verity bassist George Pond, Chris Moore (Ultraphonix) on drums and Joe Gareri on guitar, premiered its new single, ‘We Are Not The Same‘ and its video Friday. Greg Antine is the band’s original founder and guitarist.

The band was joined by Ill Nino front man Marcos Leal for the new heavy single whose musical arrangement immediately lends itself to comparison to vintage works from Ill Nino. It is a work that will appeal to fans of those early works from Ill Nino and to nu metal fans and metal fans alike, what with its screaming vocals, heavy crunching vocals and melodic choruses.

According to Leal, the song’s lyrical content was borne of a personal experience.

I’m incredibly honored to be a part of this amazing track with such incredible musicians. We’re not the same was written as an Angry Anthem, as a way to help me cope with the demons and frustration of my fathers’ cancer diagnosis,” Leal said. “It helped me channel a lot of the anger and aggression within me into something much more productive I am very proud of this song and want to extend thanks to George, Joe, and the rest of the members of Swim The Current For allowing me to be a part of such a masterpiece!”

Pond expanded on Leal’s comments.

“The volume of voice measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought! How we think and feel are direct reflections of our surroundings. You are a product of your environment.”

The video for Swim The Current’s new single puts the band in a studio setting with a variety of video effects thrown in to add to the presentation’s impact. Leal meanwhile records his vocals in a separate setting as the band performs its new single as the song plays over the whole.

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SwimtheCurrent

Twitter: https://twitter.com/swimthecurrent

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Project 86 Debuts New Album’s Second Single, Video

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Project 86 will release the first half of its new album, Omni this spring, and in anticipation of its release, debuted another single and video from the forthcoming record.

The band debuted its new single, ‘0>1‘ and its companion video Friday. The song and its video are the second from the band, behind the album’s lead single, ‘Metatropolis.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘0>1’ is, like its predecessor, some of the heaviest material that Project 86 has ever composed. Right off the bat, it is comparable to works from the likes of the band’s fellow Christian metal bands Demon Hunter and Zao.

Lyrically, the song continues the overall science fiction story presented in Omni. The story is that of a scientist whose company has essentially taken over the world by using technology to overcome plague and even death itself, according to front man Andrew Schwab.

“The song channels the disturbing rants of a ‘fictitious’ character named Alexander Ophis, who is the founder of a tech company called OMNI (which is also the name of the forthcoming double album),” Schwab said. “I imagine Ophis as an amalgam of many of the major elite players in global politics and power at the present; He is one part Elon Musk, one part Klaus Schwab, one part Bill Gates, and yet more sadistic, twisted and corrupted than all of them combined. Nineteen years into the future, in this song, Ophis reveals how his company conquered the world on the back of plague and famine, using technology to silence and manipulate the masses (as well as world governments, the media, and big medicine) into submission.”

More information on Project 86’s new album, single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://project86.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/project86

Twitter: https://twitter.com/project86band

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Nothing More Debuts ‘The Other F Word’ Lyric Video; Launches New Tour

Courtesy: Better Noise Music

Rock band Nothing More unveiled the lyric vide for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the lyric video for its single, ‘The Other F Word’ Friday. The video features the song’s lyrics over what is meant to look like a stack of tarot card as the song plays over the visualization. The song’s musical arrangement is a heavy, melodic hard rock composition

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the news release announcing the lyric video’s premiere. In reading through the lyrics provided with the video, the theme is inferred is one of being true to one’s self, not being afraid to call out the fake people out there. In layman’s terms, it comes across as being the all too familiar theme of individuality, self-expression and defiance against the established norms.

In other news, Nothing More launched a new tour in support of its latest album, Spirits Sunday on board the ShipRocked Cruise. The tour is schedule to run through June 30 in Viviero, Spain, with stops in Boise, ID; Harrisburg, PA and San Diego, CA along the way.

The tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.

NOTHING MORE TOUR DATES

1/22-1/28      Canaveral Acres, FL – Shiprocked Cruise

3/31               Richmond, VA – The National #

4/1                  Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues #

4/2                  St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live #

4/4                  Harrisburg, PA – HMAC #

4/5                  Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall #

4/7                  Philadelphia, PA – TLA #

4/8                  Worcester, MA – The Palladium #

4/9                  New York, NY – Irving Plaza #

4/11               Evansville, IN – Victory Theatre #

4/12               Dubuque, AL – Five Flags Civic Center #

4/13               Clive, IA – Horizons Event Center #

4/15               Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore #

4/16               Omaha, NE – The Admiral #

4/17               Denver, CO – Ogden Theater #

4/19               Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex #

4/21               Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater #

4/22               Edmonton, AB – Midway #

4/24               Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom #

4/25               Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory #

4/27               Seattle, WA – Neptune #

4/28               Portland, OR – The Roseland Theater #

4/29               Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory #

5/1                  Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades #

5/3                  Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco #

5/5                  San Diego, CA – Observatory Northpark #

5/6                 Phoenix, AZ – UFEST 2023 @ AK Chin Pavillion (with Godsmack, I Prevail) 

5/26               Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre

5/27               Moline, IL – The Rust Belt

5/28               Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple 

6/10               Nickelsdorf, AT – Nova Rock 2023

6/15-18          Clisson, FR – Hellfest 2023

6/21               Wetzikon/Unter-wetzikon, CH – Heavy Load Festival Wetzikon 2023

6/25               Bologna, IT – KNOTFEST Italy 2023

6/30               VIveiro, ES – Resurrection Fest 2023

# with Crown The Empire & Thousand Below

More information on Nothing More’s new lyric video and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://nothingmore.net

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/nothingmore

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/nothingmorerock

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