Los Angeles-based Fate DeStroyed is a commanding new metal force that was formed and fronted by the talented and alluring Franccesca De Struct. In mid-June, the band released their striking single, “Break Free”, which has since garnered over 250,000 streams/video views via YouTube, Facebook and Spotify combined!
Today, Fate DeStroyed is pleased to reveal the lyric video for their menacing, metallic second single, “We Fall”, cut from their upcoming self-titled EP.
“We Fall” can also be streamed via Spotify now and is currently featured on the New Metal Tracks playlist. Other “We Fall” streaming platforms, including iTunes and Google Play, can be accessed here.
Fate DeStroyed frontwoman Franccesca De Struct says, “‘We Fall’ is a warning to those who spend time consumed by regret. It is a song about looking back at the people, places, and choices that we have made and realizing that while we obsess over things we cannot change, the world continues to turn and pass us by.”
Self-Titled EP Coming Soon
Fate DeStroyed‘s upcoming self-titled EP is co-produced by the band and Carlton Bost (Orgy, Deadsy, The Dreaming). More information regarding the release of the EP will be revealed soon. Fate DeStroyed is breaking ground with a fierce take on the metal status quo, with influences ranging from Deftones to Trivium to Nine Inch Nails. Combining raw emotional lyrics and powerful vocals with visceral guitars and driving synths, Fate DeStroyedcreate an audio assault that bridges the gap between hard hitting 90’s industrial rock and modern heavy metal.The band features current and former members of Green Jelly, Matriarchs, The Dreaming, KUZA, 7 Days Away and Dirty Machine.
Fate DeStroyed Will Perform on Several Shows This Fall
See below for a full listing of dates:
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 w/ Orgy, The Crowned & Motograter 9/29 – Edwards, CA @ Wasteland Weekend – www.wastelandweekend.com/tickets/ 11/24 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go w/ Wednesday 13, Davey Suicide, Mortis, The Rhythm Coffin & Dusty Mitchell
Prepare to be impressed! Infectious pop hooks, exhilarating vocals, hair-raising riffs, and unforgettable melodies are only a fraction of what listeners should expect to hear on A Light Divided‘s upcoming full-length release, Choose Your Own Adventure, releasing to the masses on October 5, 2018. Chock full of catchy, memorable anthems that poise A Light Divided to be the next big pop/metal crossover, Choose Your Own Adventure is an essential listen. Choose Your Own Adventure is available for pre-order now in physical and digital formats.
A Light Divided features the breathtaking, powerhouse pipes of frontwoman Jaycee Clark, plus instrumentation from drummer Adam Smith, bassist Mike Underwood and guitarists Doug Weichbrodt and Colt Crevar. As proven by their work ethic and determination to succeed coupled with their high-intensity live show, A Light Divided have amassed a growing underground army of dedicated fans. Their unique blend of rock and metal with pop sensibility has landed them opportunities to perform on the Vans Warped Tour and with national acts such as In This Moment, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Crowbar.
Get your very first taste of Choose Your Own Adventure with the hooky, high-energy new single and electrifying music video for “Fear of Heights”, directed and filmed by Justin Reich of Antimatter Studios. The video was originally premiered by Alternative Press and can be viewed via the AltPress Facebook page or via YouTube.
Watch the Electrifying New Music Video for the High-Energy Single “Fear of Heights”
“As someone who constantly battles with anxiety and self-image concerns, “Fear of Heights” deals with being afraid to get out of your own way when it comes to relationships,” says vocalist Jaycee Clark. “It’s scary being vulnerable enough to let someone into your inner crazy because what if they don’t like what they find? But for the right person, you realize you have to open up and face those fears or you risk losing everything.”
As made evident on “Fear of Heights”, A Light Divided‘s undeniable songwriting prowess is accented by Choose Your Own Adventure‘s lyrical content. The band explores personal, relevant topics – ranging from relationships to mental health – inspired by their own lives and losses. At the age that important decisions they make now could impact the development of the rest of their lives, all five members of A Light Divided put their own experiences to paper on Choose Your Own Adventure, creating a relatable experience for listeners.
“We underwent a lot of major changes since our last record so, it was really important for Choose Your Own Adventure to reflect all of that growth,” says Jaycee. “We constantly pushed ourselves to step further and further outside our comfort zone and ultimately created a record I couldn’t be more proud of. Lyrically, Choose Your Own Adventure deals with topics like frustration, mental health, loss, betrayal, relationships, hope and continuing to fight for what you love despite those challenges. I think everyone has had those experiences at some point and I hope these songs can help someone to see the light in those dark times.”
Choose Your Own Adventure was produced by Kile Odell (Motionless In White, Cane Hill) and Joshua Landry (Letters From The Fire, Motionless In White). New Noise Magazinecalled the band’s last album, Mirrors, “…one of the most dynamic, diverse and important genre-blended alternative rock albums of the year,” but A Light Divided take the potency to a whole new level on Choose Your Own Adventure.
Choose Your Own Adventure track listing:
1. Make Your Luck 2. Fear of Heights 3. Remedy 4. Another Bar Fight In Brooklyn 5. Life Lessons 6 The War We Watched 7. Scars of You 8. Finding Center 9. Sink Into Nothing 10. Plastic Crowns 11. Counting To Sober 12. Armor and War Paint
Today, iconic rockers OTEP have unleashed their most uncompromising, candid, all-inclusive and controversial assessment of the current residing political regime that they have ever released, the new album Kult 45, via Napalm Records. Order now in digital formats here, and/or CD and vinyl formats via the Napalm Records Online Store. You can also stream Kult 45 in full now via Spotify here.
In celebration of the album’s release, OTEP has revealed a brand new, 20+ minute documentary about the making of Kult 45, performing together as a band, and more.
Otep Shamaya expressed to her fans via social media post: “Kult 45 has been unleashed! We are so proud of this album and so grateful to have such passionate fans and supporters! Thank you for all of your love and devotion to our music and message! Love you guys so much.”
“Protest music is alive on well on Otep Shamaya’s new bible for dissenters.” – Alternative Press
“Kult 45 sees OTEP at their controversial best, assessing and tackling the issues swimming around the political pool party that currently harbours their capital.” –Metal Wani
“OTEP speaks out, savages President Trump and stands tall on Kult 45.” – Salt Lake City Weekly “[OTEP] is a powerful voice for civil rights, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community, for the working class, for animal rights.” –Reading Eagle “OTEP‘s message is one that needs to be heard.” – Jamestown Post-Journal
Drawing influences from politically-charged recording artists of the past but allowing her artwork to remain fully and undeniably OTEP, Otep Shamaya continues her nearly two-decade invasion of the senses with Kult 45.
Throughout the span of her career, Otep Shamaya has been an undeniable force in bringing awareness via various acclaimed mediums to the social and political injustices felt by various communities and subcultures. For years, publications such as Revolver Magazine have lauded Shamaya for “following in the footsteps of outspoken musicians from folk singer Woody Guthrie to Rage Against The Machine‘s Zach de la Rocha”, dubbing her “one of music’s catalysts for social change”. So, with the political climate as it is today, now it’s the perfect time to impact with Kult 45.
Kult 45 was recorded at The Lair in Los Angeles, completely utilizing the same equipment used for OTEP‘s first album, Sevas Tra (down to Shamaya’s vocal microphone, a SHURE Beta 58), in order to create a sound reminiscent of their roots. Kult 45 was self-produced by Otep Shamaya and Aristotle, with assistant engineering from Larry Goetz, Nicolas Schilke and Lizzy Ostro.
OTEP does not hold back on Kult 45, pointing out all sorts of political duplicities and leaving them in their wake. The band explodes on aggressive, adamant anthems like “Halt Right” and “Molotov”, which act as timely outcries against the recent resurgence of hate groups.Tracks like the in-your-face “Cross Contamination” explore the hypocrisy of the evangelical right giving Trump a pass on his infidelities, and cherry-picking scriptures to fit their ideologies. “Invisible People” approaches immigration issues while pointing a strong finger at Trump, the electronically-charged “Boss” aims to break, fight, and redefine gender roles, “Shelter In Place” investigates the topic of school shootings, and “Trigger Warning” targets rape culture – specifically Stanford rapist Brock Turner -with a vengeance.
One of the last tracks on the album is a true-to-form cover of “Wake Up” – an homage to political music icons, major Kult 45 writing inspirations, and original track recording artists Rage Against The Machine. The album closes with the bonus track “The Tribe Speaks”, featuring recorded voicemails from fans expressing how OTEP‘s music has changed their lives. Shamaya says the voicemails are truly moving and keep her fighting as an artist and activist.
OTEP is on the road supporting Kult 45 now. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
Remaining OTEP Summer 2018 Headline Tour Dates:
7/27 – Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon Concert Club# 7/28 – Findlay, OH @ All American Rock House# 7/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar# 8/1 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Ruins Live& 8/2 – Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live& 8/3 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!& 8/4 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar& 8/5 – San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box& 8/7 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red& 8/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go 8/9 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room& 8/10 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre& 8/11 – Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ House of Blues& 8/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver& 8/14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon& 8/15 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre& 8/17 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55& 8/18 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater&
* w/ Dropout Kings & One Day Waiting # w/ Dropout Kings & Kore RozZik & w/ Dropout Kings & Ragdoll Sunday
Monstrous black/doom/punk chimera MANTAR have released the official video for another brand new song off of the band’s new album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, set to be unleashed August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast.
In case you missed it, watch the intense new music video for the track “Age of the Absurd” here.
New Album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, out August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast
Multi-Format Pre-Orders & Merchandise Available Here
Hailing from Northern Germany, MANTAR have achieved more in five years than most bands twice their age and size. The product of a twenty-year friendship between guitarist/vocalist Hanno Klaenhardt and drummer Erinc Sakarya, theirs is a success story born entirely of one thing: hard work, with three albums, an EP and a live release already to their name. Releasing their 2014 Svart Records debut Death By Burning, an uncompromising clash of stripped-back punk attitude and metal intensity to instant critical acclaim, the band toured relentlessly, gracing stages the world over, including the hallowed likes of Roadburn (NL), Wacken Open Air (D) and Maryland Deathfest (US). They used 2016’s Ode To The Flame, their Nuclear Blast Records debut, to further build upon their incendiary live reputation, conquering not only Europe and the US, but Russia, Japan and South Africa. The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze is a title in-keeping with MANTAR‘s symbolic obsession with fire on albums previous; this time disavowing mankind’s tendency to blindly follow those that would lead us into oblivion. This isn’t necessarily a political statement; more a morbid fascination with current smoldering tensions that threaten to set the minds of the masses on fire. MANTAR recently announced the first leg of their European tour for November/December 2018 – see below for all dates:
MANTAR is currently on the road, playing select club shows as well as Europe’s biggest festivals. See dates below:
Cold Summer 2018
27.07.2018 Metaldays Tolmin Slovenia 03.08.2018 Wacken Open Air Wacken Germany 05.08.2018 Sylak Open Air Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans France 10.08.2018 Sonic Blast Moledo Moledo Portugal 12.08.2018 Bloodstock Derbyshire England 24.08.2018 Kulturkombinat Bunker Rostock Germany
!!!NEW!!! 25.08.2018 Reload Festival Sulingen Germany
Stay tuned for more information coming soon regarding the release of The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze.
Metal’s most notable recent breakout band, TETRARCH, burst onto the scene with the release of their full-length album, Freak. The album immediately reached strong positions on several iTunes charts – debuting within the Top 200 chart, at #3 on the metal charts and #17 on the rock charts. The single “Freak” has garnered huge response from Sirius XM Octane, and recently hit Top 50 on the Active Rock charts!
TETRARCH is thrilled to announce their upcoming tour with headliners Butcher Babies, featuring fellow support artist Hyro The Hero, dubbed the “Hot Summer Nights Tour”. Individual bands will open each show during the tour. The tour begins next Monday, July 30, in San Diego, CA and will hit a total of 11 dates, coming to an end in Albuquerque, NM on August 15. See below for all current tour dates:
Hot Summer Nights Tour: Butcher Babies w/ TETRARCH & Hyro The Hero
*TETRARCH direct support ^Hyro The Hero direct support 7/30 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick* 8/1 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater* 8/2 – Greeley, CO – Moxie Theater* 8/5 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre* 8/7 – Joliet, IL – The Forge^ 8/8 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop* 8/10 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory^ 8/11 – Chippewa Falls, WI – Every Buddy’s Bar^ 8/12 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis* 8/13 – Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom* 8/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad* Guitarist Diamond Rowe says: “We are so excited to hit the road with Butcher Babies on the Hot Summer Nights Tour. These guys have been out there slaying it for a while now and we are fortunate to be a part of that this time. It’s going to be awesome having Hyro The Hero on the package as well. Overall this is a tour that you don’t want to miss.”