Huxley Premieres New Single, ‘Flesh And Bone,’ Companion Video

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Hard rock band Huxley debuted its latest single and video this month.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Flesh and Bone‘ and its companion video May 6. The song’s debut came less than a month after the debut of the band’s then latest single, ‘Second Chances‘ and its lyric video.

The musical arrangement featured in Huxley’s new single is another melodic hard rock composition. The vocals and instrumentation immediately lend themselves to comparison to works from the likes of Three Days Grace and The Veer Union.

The lyrical theme featured in the band’s new single delivers a message of self-acceptance, according to a prepared statement from the band.

“This is a very personal song for us,” the statement reads. We are dealing with the struggles of life and coming to terms with only being human. That’s OK! You don’t need to be anything else but just simply you, and you should always continue to fight for it no matter what’s against you!”

The message of facing great odds to fight for being one’s self is illustrated in the song’s video, which finds front man Doug Goldspiel in a post apocalyptic style setting, facing off against three masked men who are out to stop him in his mission.

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

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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.”

More information on Pharmacose’s new single and album is available online now along with all of Pharmacose’s latest news at:

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Wellborn Road Takes On ZZ Top Classic For Its Latest Single

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Independent rock band Wellborn Road debuted the video for its cover of ZZ Top’s hit single, ‘Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers‘ May 2.

The video features the band performing its single in a house party setting, loaded with near riotous audiences just enjoying the concert and the atmosphere. The band’s take on the song stays largely true to the source material while amping up the song by about 10.

In other news, Wellborn Road has a series of live dates planned for this summer. The brief tour is scheduled to launch June 11 and to run through Aug. 20. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Catch Wellborn Road LIVE:
June 11 @ Acadia in Houston, TX
July 8 @Grand Stafford in Bryan, TX
July 9 @BFE Rock Club in Houston, TX
August 6 @Come and Take It in Austin, TX
August 20 @Anderson Mill Pub in Austin, TX

More information on Wellborn Road’s new video and live dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Blacktop Mojo Debuts ‘Jealousy/Make Believe’ Video; Tour With Buckcherry Underway

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Blacktop Mojo recently recently debuted a video for two singles from its latest album.

The band premiered the video for its singles, ‘Jealousy’ and ‘Make Believe’ April 29. The animated video is one part lyric video and one part story of someone going through a very difficult emotional time.

According to information provided about the video, the songs — and a video planned for another single, ‘Darlin’ I Won’t Tell’ — tell a “story of heartbreak, murder and deception”. The songs’ musical arrangements are deeply contemplative works, one being a heavy, melodic hard rock ballad type work while the other is far more contemplative albeit brief.

‘Jealousy’ and ‘Make Believe’ are featured in Blacktop Mojo’s latest album, Blacktop Mojo, as is ‘Darlin’ I Won’t Tell.’ The band released the album last summer. The record is available to stream and download here.

In other news, Blacktop Mojo is on the road with Buckcherry. The tour’s next date is scheduled to take place Tuesday in Hermon, ME. The tour’s remaining dates are noted below. Tickets are available here.

05/10 @ Morgan Hill Event Center – Hermon, ME
05/11 @ Aura – Portland, ME
05/13 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
05/14 @ Tally Ho Theatre – Leesburg, VA
05/16 @ Suck Bang Blow – Murrells Inlet, SC
05/17 @ Silverados – Black Mountain, NC
05/18 @ Georgie Theatre – Athens, GA
05/20 @ Welcome to Rockville 2022 – Daytona Beach, FL *
06/18 @ Dirty D’s (Matt & Catt Acoustic) – Baytown, TX *
08/18 @ Northwoods Rock Rally – Glen Flora, WI *
09/10 @ Scorpions MC Annual Pig Roast – South Lyon, MI *

* No BUCKCHERRY

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

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Bloodywood Announces New North American Dates

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Bloodywood is coming to America.

The Indian nu-metal outfit announced this week, the North American leg of its “Nine Inch Naans Tour” is schedule to launch Sept. 24 in Louisville, KY and to run through Oct. 13 in Dallas, TX. The tour features performances in cities, such as Chapel Hill, NC; Denver, CO and Sacramento, CA.

Band member Raoul Kerr said the band is looking forward to bringing its music and stage show to American audiences.

“Our supporters in the US are unbelievably passionate, our debut US tour has been YEARS in the making and this time nothing’s going to stop us,” Kerr said. “Whether it’s more covid, a zombie apocalypse or a full blown alien invasion, we’re going to bring the Rakshak rampage to the States and rock out with all of you in September!”

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

TOUR DATES

09/24 @ Louder Than Life Festival – Louisville, KY
09/26 @ The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
9/28 @ Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
9/29 @ Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
9/30 @ The Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
10/1 @ The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
10/3 @ Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
10/4 @ The Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
10/6 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
10/9 @ Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA
10/10 @ Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
10/11 @ The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
10/13 @ Studio at The Factory – Dallas, TX

Bloodywood’s upcoming fall North American tour is in support of its debut album, Rakshak, which it released in February. The album most recently produced the single, ‘Dana Dan.’ It also produced the singles, ‘Gaddar,’  ‘Jee Veerey,’ ‘Machi Bhasad,’ ‘Endurant,’ and ‘Yaad.’

In other tour news, Bloodywood is scheduled to perform live Aug. 11 at the BloodstockOpen Air Festival in Trent, United Kingdom. Tickets are available here.

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Huxley Premieres ‘Second Chances’ Lyric Video

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Rock band Huxley debuted the lyric video for its latest single this month.

The band premiered the lyric video for its single, ‘Second Chances‘ April 18. The video features the song’s lyrics presented over a burned out candle.

The song’s musical arrangement is an upbeat, guitar-driven composition. The chants in the chorus and the drums, bass, and vocals add even more to its impact. The energy in the collective instrumentation and vocals immediately makes the song a surefire hit for any active rock radio station programmer’s play list. It is easily comparable to works from the likes of Eve To Adam, Buckcherry, and others of that ilk.

The song’s lyrical theme is that of perseverance against people who would otherwise prefer to make a person’s life miserable, according to a statement from the band.

“‘Second Chances’ is about not letting people take advantage of you and learning to move on and be strong on your own,” the statement reads.

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

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Former Stuck Mojo Frontman Announces New Podcast

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Lord Nelson will launch a new podcast program this weekend.

Nelson, (a.k.a. Lloyd Nelson) will launch “Live and Loud With The Lord” at 8 p.m. Saturday through a partnership with The CMS Network and Heavy Metal Television. The podcast features Nelson talking with members of the hard rock, heavy metal and hip-hop communities, along with members of the entertainment community in general.

CMS Network and Heavy Metal Television CEO Chris Akin was excited as he talked about Nelson’s new podcast.

“I remember when Lord Nelson joined Stuck Mojo,” he said. “He was billed by Rich Ward as a “larger than life” figure, and he delivered in every way. As a videocaster, Lord does great interviews, and does them in a way that is all his own. He brings the same passion and energy to his show as he has for decades to his music. This really was a no brainer for us to add Live & Loud With The Lord to our broadcast schedules.”

Nelson shared Akin’s enthusiasm.

“It is my extreme pleasure to be added to The CMS Network and Heavy Metal Television,” he said. ““I feel the family vibe already and I’m excited beyond words to bring the great viewers and listeners a show that entertains as well as informs and educates. I hope my love for music embraces you and allows you to escape your world for a few moments mentally and physically. Thank you for your precious time.”

“Live & Loud With The Lord” will join the likes of “The Classic Metal Show,” “Chris Akin Presents…,” and “Talking Into Infinity” on the outlets’ programming offerings. Audiences can take in episodes of The CMS Network here and watch Heavy Metal Television here.

Lord Nelson worked with Stuck Mojo from 2006-2009. He recorded the album, Southern Born Killers and The Great Revival as a member of the band. He released his album, Fight: My Struggle Between Heaven and Hell in 2012. Most recently he released his record, The Fire Starters, with his band, Plastic Catastrophe Featuring Lord Nelson.

More information on Lord Nelson’s new podcast is available along with all of his latest news at https://www.facebook.com/lordnelsonnation.

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The Violent Inzident To Release New Album Friday; Supporting Tour Planned

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Independent rock band The Violent Inzident is scheduled to release its new album, This Is Nu-Metal! Friday.

The band is scheduled to launch a new European tour in support of the record May 25. In anticipation of the record’s release Friday, the band has released three singles from the presentation. They come in the form of ‘Brazil Is Great,’ ‘Triggered! (The Snowflake Anthem)‘ and ‘Nu-Metal!’

The band clearly goes into each of its singles with tongue planted firmly in cheek as the songs playfully poke fun at the likes of Powerman 5000, Limp Bizkit, System Of A Down, Slipknot, and even Soulfly and Sepultura. At the same time, one of the songs even takes a playful jab at the thrash and black metal communities in its arrangement and video while another even pokes fun at the current state of the world, what with its overly offended ranks and another goes after the very culture of nu-metal.

More information on The Violent Inzident’s new album and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Pharmacose Debuts New Records’ Debut Single

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Alt-rock outfit Pharmacose premiered the lead single from its new concept project, Ascension’s Constraint this week.

The band premiered the project’s lead single, ‘Cleanse You’ Thursday through Ghost Cult Magazine. According to information provided, the project presents the story of the United States in the 22nd Century. The nation’s financial system has collapsed and the federal government has taken over everything.

Front man Wes Jones talked about the album’s concept and how it played into its lead single.

“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.”

The debut of Pharmacose’s new single comes two months after the band debuted its then latest single, ‘Smash‘.

More information on Pharmacose’s new single and album is available online now along with all of Pharmacose’s latest news at:

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Blacktop Mojo Premieres Acoustic “Live” Take Of Temptations Cover

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Blacktop Mojo debuted a “live” acoustic performance of its take of the Temptations’ hit single ‘My Girl’ March 4. Recorded in a church in Palestine, TX, the intimate performance makes the melancholy mood set by the cover all the deeper. The new presentation came less than a month after the band debuted its studio-recorded cover of the song.

Front man Matt James talked about recording the cover in the new setting.

”We wanted to play the song live in a place where you could really feel the dilapidation of a broken heart,” James said. “We snuck into this old church here in Palestine and the natural reverb in the room was incredible. The cracked stained glass and paint peeling from the walls of a place that was once so magnificent was definitely reminiscent of a love that had been lost.”

Additionally, he recently talked about the band’s decision to re-imagine the song.

“We all know this song,” said James. “It’s a song that comes on the radio or starts playing in the background as you’re in the grocery store and immediately you begin to hum along and have visions of the new girl you’re falling head over heels for, and you feel all the warm fuzzy feelings she gives you, welling up inside. Our version of the song is when you fast forward into that relationship with the same girl that gave you all that warmth and sunshine, but she’s up and left you and taken the ‘Month of May’ with her.”

In other news, Blacktop Mojo launched a series of live dates scheduled for the month of March Thursday. The tour’s current schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.

Catch BLACKTOP MOJO Live!
03/12 @ 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE
03/13 @ The Goss Opera House – Watertown, SD
03/15 @ The Original – Minot, ND
03/16 @ The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
03/18 @ The Marquee – Sioux City, IA
03/19 @ The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
03/20 @ Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon – Iowa City, IA
03/22 @ The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
03/23 @ The Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
03/25 @ Maxwell’s House of Music – Jeffersonville, IN
03/26 @ Red Flag – MJP – St. Louis, MO
03/27 @ Odyssey Lounge – Springfield, MO

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

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