Abby K Debuts Takes On Broken Relationships In New Single, Video

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Independent rocker Abby K is taking on a familiar topic with her latest single.

The bassist/singer-songwriter tackles the topic of a broken relationship in her new single ‘I Thought That I Loved You‘ last month along with a companion video. The debut was through Ghost Cult Magazine.

The song and its video came more than three months after she debuted her then latest single ‘Rock The Rock’ and its video.

The video for ‘I Thought That I Loved You’ features Abby K and her band mates performing the new song in an apartment, each member dressed as if they were going to a formal event. The attire is meant to coincide with the video’s other aspect, its story, which features Abby finding the guy she thought she loved cheating on her with another woman. As a matter of fact, she finds the unidentified man in bed with said woman.

The musical arrangement featured in Abby K’s new single matches the constantly strained look on her face and equally strained vocal delivery. It is a familiar melancholy work that is grounded in Abby K’s vocals, bass performance and the guitar line.

Abby K discussed her new single in a prepared statement.

“When I sat down to write ‘I Thought That I Loved You’ in my bedroom a year ago, I knew it was going to be different,” the statement reads. “My past three singles I have released have been songs that encourage you to drive fast with the windows down. With ‘I Thought That I Loved You,’ you can still drive fast with the windows down, or you can sing it in the shower. This is my emotional power ballad that I have always dreamed of writing.”

More information on Abby K’s new single and video is available along with all of her latest news and more at:

Websitehttp://abbykonbass.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/AbbyKBass

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Dead Original Debuts ‘Bought And Sold’ Video

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Dead Original debuted the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Bought and Sold‘ Friday. The single is the title track from the band’s debut EP and its forthcoming album, which is scheduled for release Jan. 8, 2021 through InGrooves/The Label Group. The song and its video are the fourth from the album, which has also produced the singles ‘Fade To Light‘ ‘Hard To See‘ and ‘Restrained.’

The track listing for Bought and Sold is noted below.

Track List:

1. Move

2. Hard to See

3. Bored Again

4. Restrained

5. Bought and Sold

6. Blasted

7. Let it Burn

8. My Friends

9. Beached

10. Fade to Light

11. Searching

12. Die Alone

13. Circles [intro]

14. Circles

The ‘Bought and Sold’ video features the band — Paul Wandtke (Trivium, Rock of Ages, ill Hannah) on vocals, Mike Petrasik on bass, and Sean McCole on drums — in a studio setting as it performs its new single. The song’s musical arrangement is a steady melodic rock tune that is comparable to much of what fills the mainstream rock radio realm today.

The musical theme of ‘Bought and Sold’ delivers a commentary about the importance of people taking it on themselves to create change in the world, according to a statement from Wandtke..

“Lyrically the single ‘Bought and Sold’ is about greed and corruption with the general consensus that it’s really up to you to make a change and difference in this world,” said Wandtke. “You can’t simply wait around for things to get fixed as anyone and everyone has the potential to make a difference. We think fans of rock will enjoy both this single and album; cheers!”

‘Bought and Sold’ is available to stream and download here.

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

Websitehttp://www.deadoriginal.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/DeadOriginal

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/deadoriginal_

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Kissing Candice Debuts ‘Tapeworm’ Video

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Theatrical horror/Industrial metal band Kissing Candice debuted the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Tapeworm‘ Saturday. the song and video’s debut comes more than four months after the band made its fan favorite song ‘Ghosted‘ available for audiences to download and stream. The band had debuted the song five years ago, but up until that point, had not made it available to fans.

The video finds the band performing its new single in an empty warehouse setting and features some very unsettling visuals such as one of the band members “eating worms.’ The video’s editing does involve some fast-paced shots and shooting style that could impact audiences who suffer from epileptic seizures, so viewer discretion is advised.

Despite the masks and overall horror approach, Kissing Candice is not comparable to bands, such as Mushroomhead, Slipknot, or other masked bands. The song’s musical arrangement is industrial in its approach, but is largely unlike the works from the noted bands. The death metal screams and dub effects couple with the heavy, crunching guitars for a unique musical identity.

Band member “Dreamer” said of the song’s lyrical theme, “People will suck you dry if you let them, this is what that feels like.”

Kissing Candice will make ‘Tapeworm’ available to stream and download Nov. 13. Pre-saves are open.

More information on Kissing Candice is available along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

Websitehttp://www.kissingcandice.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/Kissingcandice

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/kissing_candice

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Feudale Debuts ‘It’s Alright’ Video

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Independent rock band Feudale debuts the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘It’s Alright’ Friday. The video features the band members — Bryan Feudale (guitar, vocals), David Feudale (bass, vocals), and Michael Feudale (drums) — as a group of stick figures, performing their stage on an animated stage setting. There is also imagery, such as sunflowers, an open road, and poker cards incorporated into the video as the song plays over.

The imagery used in the video is meant to help illustrate the song’s message about making the best of whatever life hands us, thus the sunflowers, and the poker cards, which themselves represent the uncertainty in life. The sunflowers and open road are meant to help remind people that things can be good despite that uncertainty.

The band expanded on the optimistic lyrical them in the song through a prepared statement.

In these trying times “It’s Alright” is a rock & roll anthem of the era! Through all of the ups and down, we wanted to send a message to the world that whatever life is throwing your way – in the end – IT’S ALRIGHT! Stay safe & well!” We hope everyone enjoys our new song!

The musical arrangement featured in Feudale’s new single presents a blues-based classic/garage rock sort of hybrid approach to the songwriting. The result of the noted sounds combined is an infectious composition that will appeal widely to listeners.

Feudale’s new single comes approximately 10 months after the band debuted its then latest single, ‘Teenager’ and its lyric video.

More information about Feudale’s latest single and video is available along with the band’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.feudalerockband.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/feudalerockband

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Awaken Debuts ‘Stained Glass’ Video

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

The band debuted the video for its latest single ‘Stained Glass‘ Oct. 8 through Sofa King Cool Magazine. The video’s debut comes five months after the band debuted its then latest single, ‘Behemoth.’ Both songs tentatively scheduled for inclusion in the band’s long-awaited new album Monsters & Machines which is expected or release in 2021 through INgrooves and The Label Group.

The ‘Stained Glass’ video features the band in what is meant to reflect a live setting, what with its lights and brick wall backdrop. That footage is coupled with imagery of people walking past a homeless person on the street who is holding a sign that states, “Please help.” The video presents a somewhat surprise ending, which will be left for audiences to see for themselves.

The imagery used in the video is meant to help illustrate the message delivered through the song’s lyrical content, which the band addressed in a prepared statement.

‘”Stained Glass” is a song for the overlooked,” the statement reads. “It’s a song that speaks for those who have been prejudged, counted out, or taken for granted without their situations being understood. It’s about how people can look at another through a stained glass lens and never really see who they are. This was actually one of the first songs written for the record, musically and lyrically. It’s always been one that stood out to us throughout the recording process.”‘

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Stained Glass’ is a heavy melodic metal composition. Its instrumentation and vocal delivery style join to make the song an appealing work for fans of bands, such as Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin.

‘Stained Glass’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on Awaken’s latest single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at http://www.facebook.com/awakenofficial.

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In The A.M. Debuts ‘Back Seat’ Lyric Video

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Independent rock act In The A.M. gave audiences their first preview of its new album last week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Back Seat’ Sept. 11 through v13.net.  The song is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming EP What Have I Become.  The record is scheduled for release in 2021, with an exact release date under consideration.

Band founder Alex Shimp discussed the EP’s creation during a recent interview.

“When writing the EP, I was going through a tough time mentally,” said Shimp. “Struggling with depression and anxiety on a more elevated level than usual, these songs were written as a coping mechanism to let out some pent-up energy and emotions that I was dealing with.”

“I really tried to give this music significant purpose from the listener’s perspective this time around and made it a goal to give people something to relate to beyond the surface level,” added Shimp.  “I want to give people songs to help them deal with their trauma in an almost therapeutic way and assist them in getting through their most trying times, the same way bands like Three Days Grace and Matchbox Twenty did for me in my younger years,” added Shimp. “We all need to know that we are not alone sometimes.”

The ‘Back Seat’ lyric video places the song’s lyrics over what is meant to be a watery background.  The song’s infectious arrangement, whose foundation is formed through  its guitar, bass, and drums plays along with the lyrics’ presentation.

The song’s lyrical content comes across as taking on the all-too-familiar topic of a couple at a key point in its relationship.

‘Back Seat’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on In The A.M.’s new single is available along with all of the act’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://intheamband.com

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

 

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Hillbilly Vegas Debuts ‘Hell To Pay’ Lyric Video

Independent southern rock band Hillbilly Vegas debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Hell To Pay‘ Tuesday.  The video places the song’s lyrics on a nonstop road that is surrounded by items, such as tour posters, pictures of roadside attractions, and a car sticker while the road passes by in the middle.

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The song’s musical arrangement is an up-tempo work whose base is formed through its solid time keeping and and guitar work.  Its sound is in line with the band’s existing body of work and will appeal just as much to any southern rock fan.

The lyrical theme featured in ‘Hell to Pay’ focuses on the simple topic of trying to make the most of our lives before our time is up, according to a statement from the band.

“‘Hell to Pay’ was born out of exhaustion and being driven all at the same time,” the statement reads. “The grind of the never-ending road and praying we reached the end before our end. We’ve all felt like that demon called time is not far behind trying to grab us before we are ready. But mostly it’s a great song to crank up the volume and get a speeding ticket to.”

‘Hell to Pay’ was co-produced by the members of Hillybilly Vegas, Geraldo Dominelli, and Alex Gerst.  Gerst recorded the song at Empire Sound in Carrollton, TX.  the song’s video was created by Scott Harris.

‘Hell to Pay’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on Hillbilly Vegas’ new single is available now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.bristolrecords.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/hillbillyvegas

 

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Awaken Signs With the Label Group; ‘Behemoth’ Lyric Video Streaming Now

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Independent hard rock band Awaken’s long awaited new album Monsters & Machines may finally see the light of day.

Originally planned for release in July, the album’s initial release date was pushed back due to unforeseen circumstances.  The band made the announcement in July on its official Facebook page.  This week though, The Label group announced the band has signed a deal with the company that also features a distribution deal through INgrooves.

While the new deal was announced by the company Tuesday, a new released date for the album was not revealed.  That information is under consideration.

As audiences await word on the new official release date for Monsters & Machines, they can take in the band’s latest single ‘Behemoth’ and its companion lyric video.  The video debuted in May.  It features the band’s lyrics alongside a cyborg type creature as the song plays over the visuals.

The song’s musical arrangement is a heavy work that incorporates electronics and heavy guitars, drums and bass for a sound that will appeal to fans of bands, such as Spineshank, 10 years, and Chevelle.  That sound couples with the song’s equally strong lyrical theme to add to its appeal.

The song’s lyrical content, which is provided in print with the song’s lyric video, hints at someone who is dealing with his/her own inner demons.  As the song’s subject is dealing with that inner battle, he/she is also seeming to reach out, asking for help, which is what people need to do any time they are dealing with their own inner struggles.  That will make the song even more accessible for audiences.

‘Behemoth’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on Awaken’s new record deal, its album, and latest single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at http://www.facebook.com/awakenofficial.

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Disciples Of Verity Debuts ‘The Lost Ones’ Lyric Video

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Disciples of Verity debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘The Lost Ones’ Thursday through Revolver magazine. The song is the fifth single from the band’s forthcoming album Pragmatic Sanction, which is scheduled for release Oct. 16 through The Label Group.  It follows the releases of the album’s other singles, ‘Unsteady,’ ‘The Flow,’ ‘Lying to Myself,’ and ‘Worthy.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘The Lost Ones’ is a melodic hard rock composition that will appeal to fans of bands, such as Sevendust, and The Veer Union.  Fittingly, the band features a guest appearance by Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose.

According to comments from front man Corey Glover (Living Colour), the song’s lyrical theme is meant to illicit a sense of determination in listeners.

“We all feel like we’re the only ones suffering,” said Glover. “Like you are the only ones that getting the shitty end of the deal. You’re not. We all are. The world ain’t no paradise. At least we’re in it together.”

Bassist George Pond expanded on Glover’s statements.

“The world has changed,” he said. “Now is the time to look inside to change with it. To adapt. We are all ‘The Lost Ones’ trying to find our way.”

More information on Disciples of Verity’s new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news is available online at:

 

Websitehttps://disciplesofverity.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/DisciplesofVerity

 

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Shawn Perry Debuts ‘Six Feet Apart’ Lyric Video; Planning Official Video

Independent singer-songwriter Shawn Perry is addressing the issue of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact in his new single, ‘Six Feet Apart.’

Perry debuted the single’s lyric video Aug. 21 through Ghost Cult magazine.  The video places the song’s lyrics against a simple background that features images, such as an astronaut, a 16-bit video game screen shot, and palm trees.  The overall imagery used in the video matches the song’s musical arrangement, which boasts a distinct 80s pop rock sound.

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The song’s musical arrangement was crafted with a specific sound in mind, said Perry in his interview with Ghost Cult magazine. Additionally, he said the song’s lyrical theme happened largely by chance.

“How this song came about was pretty hilarious,” he said. “My manager, Dennis Sanders, actually gave me the idea. We were talking on the phone back in March when the pandemic shutdowns first started happening. Dennis said to me, “You know somebody should write a song called, ‘How can I love you if we’re six feet apart?’ That would be a great country song!” I said, “Dennis, I got this!” Then I wrote the song start to finish in a couple of hours. The next day we had a full demo. I usually fully demo all of my songs by myself before I even show them to the band. We got into the studio as soon as we could – which was several months later in June. The producer we have been working with shut down for safety.”

We recorded the song in just SIX hours!  (Eight if you count set up and tear down),” added Perry. “We couldn’t be happier with the way this song turned out. Needless to say, the finished product is less of a “Country Song”, but that is still in there; like all of my music, but it’s more of a genre-spanning epic power ballad that was HEAVILY influenced by two of my favorite bands: U2 and Van Halen.  I dare you to not sing along, I bet you can’t.”

According to Perry, he is planning to have an official music video filmed for the single “at the end of September.”  The song is available to stream and download by itself here.

‘Six Feet Apart’ was produced by Ben Schigel (Walls of Jericho, Chimera, Drowning Pool) at Spider Studio in Cleveland, OH.  The song was mastered by Maor Applebaum in Los Angeles, CA.

More information on Shawn Perry’s new single is available along with all of his latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.shawnperry.com

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

 

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