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South Texas Metalcore Act Scarlett O’Hara Returns with “Friction”

Don’t let the name fool you – anyone familiar with legendary South Texas metalcore act SCARLETT O’HARA knows that their name may be dainty but that’s where any trace of delicacy disappears, as evidenced by the band’s first single in three years, “Friction.”

Watch the video for “Friction” here:

“Growth is commonly seen as a good thing, but oftentimes, the road to get there is harder than we expect,” says guitarist Logan Burns. “‘Friction’ is about that road. It’s about the difficult path to your goals, the constant obstacles in your way, and the incredible people that you meet along the way. We hope that ‘Friction’ will help people with identifying their unique struggles associated with growth and inspire them to endure.”

“Friction” is available today via digital music providers.

Formed in 2008, SCARLETT O’HARA has pushed the metalcore genre further with a high-paced signature style, now known as South Texas Metalcore, an unrelenting barrage of sound that evokes images of being kicked in the face by an angry bull.

After the release of their highly praised 2010 Rise Records debut Lost in Existence, the McAllen, TX-based band went on hiatus, finally regrouping for the 2018 release of their sophomore album, Welcome Back To The Brodeo. The critically acclaimed album debuted on several US Billboard charts including: #19 Hard Rock Album Sales, #20 HeaterSeeker Albums and #1 Heatseeker (South Central), as well as #25 on the iTunes Metal chart for its release week. 

The band has most recently teamed up with Grammy nominated producer Erik Ron (GodsmackPanic! at the DiscoNew Years Day) to deliver another molten slab of pure platinum rock in “Friction.” Stay tuned for more new music from SCARLETT O’HARA!

Scarlett O’Hara is:

  • Arnie Bernal – Drums
  • Logan Burns – Guitar
  • Moses Lopez – Lead Vocals
  • Alek Samodouroff – Rhythm Guitar

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Serj Tankian Shares “Your Mom” Lyric Video

LOS ANGELES – Serj Tankian, whose recently released Elasticity EP displays “the full range of Tankian’s writing talents” (The Ringer), and has been dubbed a “symphonic metal masterpiece” (Paste), has unveiled a lyric video for the song “Your Mom” here:

The video was directed by artist and animator David Bradford, who has worked with Tankian on solo projects as well as projects with System Of A Down.

Bradford explains his concept for the “Your Mom” clip: “As I listened to the beginning of the song, with the more mellow acoustic guitar, I envisioned a brave bird flying over a countryside, unaware of the danger waiting in the ashen, war-torn lands ahead. This didn’t stop the bird from gliding into danger and took the form of ‘Your Mom.’ As the fighters continue their campaign of destroying the Earth with their bombs and chaos, the mom summons the strength from her connection to Mother Earth and becomes the personification of justice against the fighters. She kicks their asses and returns to the form of a bird, perched on the carcasses of the destroyers and restores the Earth’s balance.”

“Your Mom” is the third song from the five-track EP to receive a visual accompaniment, with the Los Angeles and New Zealand based musician previously releasing both the Vlad Kaptur-directed video for “Elasticity” and the politically-charged “Electric Yerevan” video.

Vinyl Arrives April 30

Elasticity is available now digitally and on CD, with the galaxy-colored vinyl version of the album arriving on April 30. A collection of autographed, and limited-edition Elasticity themed merchandise can also be found on the Tankian webstore.

Serj Tankian
| Photography:
Travis Shinn

Tankian was recently profiled in the Oscilloscope Laboratories/Live Nation Productions’ film “Truth to Power”, The film, which features exclusive interviews, adventures, and some original footage personally filmed by Tankian, is available via VOD services on April 27. “Truth to Power” follows Tankian’s journey, as he has pursued social justice, harnessing the power of his songs and celebrity for real political change. His voice is equally likely to take on American corporate greed as lambast the corrupt regime of his homeland. Tankian’s decades-long campaign for formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide was finally adopted by Congress in December of 2019.

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Jane N’ The Jungle Release New Video “Trouble”

Los Angeles, CA — What is “Trouble“? It’s Jane N’ The Jungle‘s new, stunning and in-your-face rock song out TODAY! These Phoenix, AZ natives won’t be silenced in any regard and have proven to be a powerhouse in the music world making their mark with “Animal” and “Lucky 7“, which are both still gaining attention. Watch “Trouble” here:

Jane N’ The Jungle is Jordan White, who leads the way with her intense and memorable vocals, while Brian Dellis belts out his crunchy licks on guitar and “Big B” hits you hard on bass.

White says, ““Trouble” exemplifies the influence of other people’s perception of you that attracts trouble based on false assumptions of your own personal traits and past experiences.” She also states, “We wanted to write a song that embodied our live performance energy and rock ‘n’ roll vibe and to give listeners a record with our passion and excitement that we have in our show performances.”

Jordan White (Vocalist), Jane N’ The Jungle
| Photography:
Jim Louvau

“Trouble” was produced by Super Producer/Engineer Chuck Alkazian (Pop Evil, Soundgarden, Tantric) at legendary Pearl Sound Studios (Asking Alexandria, Eminem, Filter). Video was produced by Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera.

Jane N’ The Jungle Is:

Jordan White – Vocals
Brian Dellis – Guitar
Big B – Bass

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REVIEW: Arshenic’s Brooding “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” Music Video

Arshenic

Arshenic’s new single and music video for “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” was released on April 12th and can be enjoyed on any listening format. It is a beautifully haunting cover of the classic Lead Belly song. Arshenic is a melodic metal band from Poland, formed in 2007 by the vocalist and songwriter, Oliwia “Ofilia” Bartuś-Staszak. The other current members of the band include electric guitarist Włodzimierz “Vlad” Czuba and drummer Bartosz Staszak.

The name of the band is a reference to arsenic, which is generally thought of as a poison, however it can also be a cure. The duality between the strong female vocals, both singing and screaming, matched with clean and distorted guitars, powerful bass, and zestful drums, with a pinch of cellos, electronics, and orchestral sounds rounding out the background can be heard throughout the group’s catalogue of songs.

The music was produced by Dawid Gorgolewski, Studio Osso. The music video’s script was written by Ofilia, and Creo Official was the video producer.

As the video begins, the camera focuses on the coastline near a wooded cliff. It briefly transitions to Ofilia facing the camera wearing a gas mask — a perfect reference to the meaning of the band name — while cradling a black and white cat in her arms.

Returning to the coastline, the camera follows Ofilia as she sings and walks along an empty coastline wearing a black dress, a crystal necklace, a belt with three pentagrams, skeleton tights, and black combat boots as waves crash near her feet. The instruments, her voice, and the beach give the video a nostalgic vibe. Interspersed slow-motion footage of her footsteps lends itself to an ominous atmosphere in the video, paired with the brooding tone of the song.

Włodzimierz “Vlad” Czuba (Guitars), Arshenic

The instrumentalists are slowly revealed during the music’s buildup. Closeups zoom in on black-gloved hands sliding on the guitar with a skeleton head on the frets. The drummer plays while wearing a white gas mask with the eyes covered in black Xs. The electric guitarist wears a black mask with silver studs covering all but his eyes with a backward baseball cap on his head. The band members wearing masks stare deadpan at the camera.

Bartosz Staszak (Drums), Arshenic

As the melody sways, Ofilia walks down a dirt path in the woods wearing another gas mask, the hood of her black dress up, with scenes cutting between the woods and the beach. The transitions of water breaking over the sand and clips of rocks with the soft music are soothing. 

As the song explodes, Oflilia walks through a graffiti-covered hallway of an abandoned building. These clips are entangled with footage of a forbidden romance, lit by a red-hued light.

The scenes cut back and forth with fluidity. The musicians flicker with high-speed cuts as they play with intensity — a duality of pacing between this point and the beginning, matching the vocals and instrumentals. The video concludes as it began, pulling away from the deserted coastline.

Many elements of this video can certainly speak to viewers that are currently practicing social distancing during the pandemic. Whether that was the intention or not, the video is an emotionally evocative, powerful watch that rolls out slowly and leaves the viewer impacted.

Arshenic’s latest album, Final Collison, released by Sliptrick Records, came out in August of 2019. With their new single out now, hopefully, there’s a new album coming out sometime in 2020. Until then, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” will be playing on repeat.

Fans can find out more information about upcoming shows and announcements through the band’s website, Instagram, and Facebook page.

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Songwriter Mark Greenawalt Self-Makes “Don’t Cry Angel” Video While in Quarantine

PHOENIX — Singer-songwriter Mark Greenwalt took the opportunity to make a music video during the government mandated stay-at-home policy. With a crew of one, he propped his prosumer camera on a tripod to film himself at the piano and behind a guitar playing his original song, “Don’t Cry Angel.” The video was released on his YouTube channel on April 4th, Greenawalt’s 53rd birthday.

The Making of the Video

He co-wrote the song with songwriter Angel Pizzaro in 2011. Pizarro presented the heart-felt lyrics about a personal friend of his who had tragically passed away. The songwriting team crafted the story to discuss the relationship between a new angel and the grieving friends and family they have left behind. “It seemed to have a message,” he said, “for people to relate to who are suffering from losses during our current pandemic.

The chords and melody of the song were developed while Pizarro sat with Greenawalt at his piano nearly ten years ago. The opportunity to record the song came from a mutually beneficial relationship with the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS) in Phoenix, who needs bands and musicians to help their students learn the ropes of professional recording techniques. The core players in the session were Pizarro on drums, Webb Pickersgill on bass, and Greenawalt on keyboards, guitars, and vocals. Student engineer, Daniel Armijo, later stated that he ended up getting a grade of 97 on the project and a song was born.

While in the studio, Greenawalt had shot some video of Pizarro playing drums. “It wasn’t the greatest of quality,” he said, “but it seemed to be a good way to get started on the music video.” There wasn’t any usable footage of Greenawalt and Pickersgill from the studio, and at this point Pickersgill had moved to Colorado to be a game director with Deck Nine (Life Is Strange). Pickersgill, however, was very interested when asked if he would be willing to film himself playing the song. “I’ll bring my bass to work”, he said, “and just ‘Milli-Vanilli’ a few takes on video for you.

When it was time for Greenawalt to perform his sequences, he envisioned singing in front of a stained glass window. At a loss for where to find one that he could record in front of, he went to YouTube to find a DIY way to make his own. After a trip to the hobby shop to get glass paint and faux leading, he created a mosaic image of angel wings with sun rays reminiscent of the Arizona state flag.

Watch Mark Greenawalt’s Time-Lapse Video

Another project behind the scenes was getting the overhead shots of the piano. For this, Greenawalt build an iPhone carrier and hung it from fishing string over a raised backdrop stand. The raising and lowering was accomplished by reeling the string around a rotating electric drill bit. “It seemed to be a good idea,” said Greenawalt, “but most of the footage was shaky and unusable. It was worth a try and a few clips actually made it into the video.

Overhead shot of Mark Greenawalt playing the piano

I wanted to include an aerialist in the video who would be spinning up high in hoop,” he said, “And I envisioned filming them over water and wearing angel wings. With the quarantine if full swing, it didn’t seem like I was going to have the opportunity to get that footage.” The eureka moment came when he found a video on a friend’s page on Facebook that was as beautiful as he had envisioned. I wasn’t over water and aerialist Dakoa O’Kane wasn’t wearing angel wings, but the imagery was stunning. He reached out to videographer Glen Goldblatt for permission to use the footage was thrilled when it was granted. This footage ended up being the bookends of the fade in and fade out of the video.

Aerialist Dakoa O’Kane footage by Videographer Glen Goldblatt

Greenawalt had a guest vocalist come to his home studio to record some harmony vocals on the song after the initial recordings at CRAS. She also “sang” some angelic whispers saying, “Goodbye, I’ll be waiting for you.” This was such a feature in the song that it seemed important to have it performed in the video. Keeping social distancing to a minimum, Greenawalt reached out to his daughter-in-law Savannah Greenawalt to play the part of the angel in the video. There were just a few short takes of her behind the stained glass and some extreme closeups of her singing the harmonies and it was a wrap for Savannah on the home “set.”

Savannah Greenawalt behind Mark Greenawalt’s handmade stained glass window

The rest of the shots were self performed and filmed by Greenawalt in his living room including a “martini shot” of him playing a “keytar” in the recently renovated tile bathroom. He culled on his knowledge from his day job as a lighting designer to successfully illuminate the sets and his brief education from film classes at The Film School at Scottsdale Community College for the editing process.

The video was completed in time for a premiere on the evening of his 53rd birthday where friends and family joined in on the chat to speak with songwriters Greenawalt and Pizarro.

“Don’t Cry Angel”

  • Written by Mark Greenawalt and Angel L. Pizarro Jr.
  • Future-Class X Publishing, ASCAP
  • Faded Periwinkle Publishing, ASCAP

Mark Greenawalt is both a Senior Concert Photographer and part-time Music Journalist for Burning Hot Events! See his concert photography here, and writing here.

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Jetty Bones Sign to Rise Records and Share Official Music Video for “the part:”

Los Angeles, CA — Rise Records is excited to announce that Jetty Bones, the musical project led by Ohio-based musician, Kelc Galluzzo, has joined their roster of artists. In celebration of the news, the band has shared a new music video for their single, “the part:”, a standout song from their third EP, – (pronounced “hyphen”), which debuted earlier this year via Take This To Heart Records. Stream/download the effort HERE, and watch the new visual HERE. Jetty Bones is also currently working on new music, expected next year on Rise. 

Kelc has a message for Jetty Bones fans about this announcement and next chapter in the band’s career: “Growing up in Ohio, we used to have this local scene saying about how the dream was to ‘live in Ohio, start a band, then sign to Rise Records.’ Well, 12 years later, I finally get to say that those teenage dreams are a reality: Jetty Bones has officially signed to Rise and will be putting out a full-length record next year. As the final piece of the – era, here’s a music video and a promise to keep building this community around support and vulnerability as a part of the Rise family. Thank you for reminding me that fighting for passion, recovery, and the strength to help others has not been in vain. I don’t know if I can ever find the words to accurately explain how much I needed all of you (and still do), but I’m going to try my best for as long as you let me.” 

Channeling the band’s namesake, Betty Jones, who broke out of her all girls’ Catholic school to remove herself from a situation where she wasn’t happy, Jetty Bones exists to encourage people to rise above everyday situations and push for a life with better meaning.

“The sound of an artist totally in control over her craft and her story.” –Chorus.fm

The group’s 2017 EP, Old Women, was a story of progress, growth, and the development of human connection – something often overlooked today. In a world so focused on outward appearances, Old Women takes you on a journey through one girl’s mental and emotional attempts to attach to something in a more genuine way, that something being other people. Its brisk, contemplative follow up, – (pronounced “hyphen”), is a bridge between Kelc’s journey to healthier interpersonal bonds and a future colored by close friends, As Jetty Bones still functions with Kelc’s crystal clear delivery and racing thoughts at its center and a network of trusted musicians bouncing in the margins, – is a testament to the artist’s growth, depth, and warmth. 

Currently on Tour in the U.S. With New Found Glory

Jetty Bones is also currently on tour in the U.S. supporting New Found Glory, along with Hawthorne Heights and Free Throw. The remaining run of dates continues tonight in Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club and wraps next week at Saturn in Birmingham, AL on November 26. A list of shows is included below, with tickets available to purchase HERE. 

Jetty Bones Tour Dates Supporting New Found Glory:

11/20 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
11/22 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/23 – Richmond, VA @ The National
11/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
11/26 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn 

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“Blistering pop rock that isn’t afraid to hold back if the connection encourages listeners to strive for something better.” 
–Substream Magazine


Power Metal Giants GLORYHAMMER Release Fourth New Video for “Masters of the Galaxy”

Mighty warriors of the galaxy! Today, GLORYHAMMER release their fourth new video, “Masters of the Galaxy”, from their third album, Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, which hit the charts worldwide upon release late last month! The legends around Angus McFife XIII just started their world tour in the US, which will lead them through the whole galaxy until February 2020. 

Watch the video for “Masters of the Galaxy” HERE:

The epic fight of crown prince Angus McFife against evil continues…

At the end of the second GLORYHAMMER album, Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards, Planet Earth had been destroyed by the Hootsman, with an explosion so powerful it ripped a hole in the very fabric of spacetime. And yet, Zargothrax was still not defeated, for he managed to use his last shreds of power to escape through the dimensional rift. Vowing to defeat the evil sorcerer, Angus McFife XIII followed him into the portal, with no idea where it might lead… 

The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince. 

GLORYHAMMER‘s new album Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex tells us the whole story of the most gigantic battle of all time.

Order Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex now HERE!

Artwork by: Dan Goldsworthy

Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortextrack listing:

  1. Into the Terrorvortex of Kor-Virliath
  2. The Siege of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)
  3. Masters of the Galaxy
  4. The Land of Unicorns
  5. Power of the Laser Dragon Fire
  6. Legendary Enchanted Jetpack
  7. Gloryhammer
  8. Hootsforce
  9. Battle for Eternity
  10. The Fires of Ancient Cosmic Destiny:
    1. Dundaxian Overture
    2. The Battle of Cowdenbeath
    3. Return of the Astral Demigod of Unst
    4. The Knife of Evil
    5. Transmission

Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex hits the charts worldwide!

Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex hit Top 10 on the German (#6) and Swiss (#8) album charts for the first time. The successful album hit the charts worldwide. 

Worldwide Tour Just Kicked Off in the US!

GLORYHAMMER is currently out on a North American headline tour, featuring support from Aether Realm! See below for all confirmed tour dates.

Remaining GLORYHAMMER live dates in North America


with Aether Realm

Remaining GLORYHAMMER live dates in North America

with Aether Realm

6/13 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
6/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
6/15 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
6/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
6/18 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live!

About GLORYHAMMER

GLORYHAMMER were founded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes in 2009, who spent the next years gathering an international line-up that suited his idea to create a band based conceptually on the fantasy genre and musically fitting generally into the power metal mold. Both aims were achieved stunningly and their debut album, Tales from the Kingdom of Fife released by Napalm Records in 2013 immediately garnered the band high critical acclaim from critics and fans alike. GLORYHAMMER were able to top this success with their second full-length Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards (2015) and have continued to tour in front of ever growing audiences, performed at all major metal festivals, and have by now been nominated twice by German Metal Hammer as best band in the category “Up & Coming” at the Metal Hammer Awards.

GLORYHAMMER Lineup:

Angus McFife XIII, Crown Prince of Fife – Vocals
Ser Proletius, Grand Master of the Deathknights of Crail – Guitars
The Hootsman, Astral Demigod of Unst – Bass
Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee – Keyboards
Ralathor, the Mysterious Submarine Commander of Cowdenbeath – Drums

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Holy Fawn Debut “Dark Stone” Video As Under-The-Radar Gem, Death Spells, Gets Proper Release via Triple Crown Records

PHOENIX — Holy Fawn, the Phoenix-based band who describe themselves as “four creatures making loud heavy pretty noises, release a video for “Dark Stone” as the band’s buzzed about under-the-radar album, Death Spells, gets a proper release via Triple Crown Records (home to Caspian and Covet).

“This record came out of nowhere and absolutely knocked me on my ass. I knew nothing of it, had zero idea what to expect and literally had goosebumps for a majority of my first listen.”
Riley Breckenridge (Thrice)

 

Death Spells initially received a DIY, regional release in 2018, with the band’s friend putting out the 10-song album via his label, Whelmed Records. Word about the young band began to grow out of the Southwest with fans and friends sharing the songs and “Drag Me Into The Woods” video via social media, eventually tipping off a handful of in-the-know writers and musicians.

Stereogum proclaimed it as one of the “Top 50 Records of 2018,” New Noisedubbed it a “sonic adventure,” and Heavy Blog Is Heavy/Arctic Drones’ writer David Zeidler saying, “a little-known indie band from Arizona being touted as the next big thing by respected musicians isn’t something I’m likely to gloss over lightly… I was sufficiently impressed, but it wasn’t until the band released the first single from Death Spells, ‘Arrows’… that I fully realized how exciting and potentially important this band could be.” Thrice’s Riley Breckenridge said he “literally had goosebumps for a majority of my first listen” and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe offered, “listening from top-to-bottom will take you on a trance-inducing journey.”

 


“The album is beautiful, heavy, & hypnotizing- listening from top to bottom will take you on a trance-inducing journey”
– Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)

Triple Crown Records re-released the album digitally with the vinyl available via Holy Roar.

Holy Fawn kicks off a western U.S. tour this evening
at Club Congress in Tucson. Dates are:

March 28 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
March 29 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
March 30 San Diego, CA Space
March 31 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
April 3 San Jose, CA Ritz
April 4 Oakland, CA Elbo Room
April 5 Eugene, OR HiFi Music Hall
April 6 Portland, OR High Water
April 7 Seattle, WA Vera Project
April 9 Salt Lake City, UT Diabolical Records
April 10 Las Vegas, NV Shawteau

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All-Star Metal Band IMONOLITH Reveals First Official New Single “Hollow”

Imonolith – the new metal powerhouse featuring vocalist Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea), drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (Devin Townsend Project), guitarist Brian Waddell (Devin Townsend Project), bassist Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory), and second guitarist Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) – is making an unforgettable entrance with a brand new official single, “Hollow”, available to stream/download for the first time today.

Experience the highly-anticipated new track via a brand new video:

“Hollow” serves as the perfect introduction to Imonolith, a band whose mission is simple: to write the heaviest riffs, the biggest hooks and most monstrous grooves. Given the impressive pedigree of each player, they do exactly this and more.

Stream or Purchase “Hollow” Here

Recorded and produced by Brian Howes and Jay Van Poederooyen (Nickelback, Chris Cornell, Airbourne, Hinder, Daughtry) at Van Howes Studios in Los Angeles, California, “Hollow” is immediately setting the bar high – and the best is yet to come.

Drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen comments: “‘Hollow’ is a song about the personal battles we all can face internally. Social pressures and self expectation can drive you to a point of feeling hollow inside if you don’t meet specific standards in your mind. The song itself actually has a positive message built into it. It’s not about feeling hollow, it’s more about preventing that hollow feeling that any one of us can develop through negative thinking and limited beliefs.”

Fans can expect many surprises as they unveil more music. RVPcontinues: “As for ‘Hollow’, musically it represents the catchier side of Imonolith’s music. We have varying influences spread throughout the band and we don’t like to play just one style of music. We have a more metal crushing side, a catchier radio side and then music that fits in-between our heavy and catchier vibes. We always aim to make Imonolith’s overall sound diverse and interesting. Most of all, we’re always focused on trying to write a great song, no matter if it’s heavy or catchy.”

Imonolith was officially formed in February 2018 by drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen and guitarist Brian Waddell, although the pair started writing their own brand of heavy music in 2015 whilst playing together in the Devin Townsend Project. RVP and Waddell then went on to recruit vocalist Jon Howard, bassist Byron Stroud, and second guitarist Kai Huppunen, completing a fearsome line-up. The Canadian quintet have since written a mass of highly diverse material, which appeals to everyone from the metalhead to the radio rock fan, and everyone in between.

About Imonolith

Imonolith - Photo Credit: Dave Benedict
Imonolith | Photography: Dave Benedict

Since teasing demos and video clips online, Imonolith have amassed a dedicated legion of supporters worldwide, and with the release of the new single, their following is set to expand by the thousands. With their first run of shows throughout Canada announced and big international plans in the pipeline, 2019 is set to be a huge year for Imonolith.

Imonolith Confirmed Tour Dates:

February 23 – The Red Room, Vancouver, BC – Tickets
March 1 – Dickens, Calgary, AB – Tickets
March 2 – Starlite Temple, Edmonton, AB – Tickets

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Irish Modern Metal Quartet DEAD LABEL Reveals New Music Video for “False Messiah”

Dead Label has made a widespread impact in the North American metal underground and European metal mainstream since their formation in 2008 – performing on huge festivals like Bloodstock UK, Download, Made of Metal and Japan’s Rocktoberfest, and touring with massive bands like Machine HeadGojiraDevilDriver and Fear Factory.

Today, Dead Label is at it again – releasing a cinematic new music video for their heavy-hitting, groove-laden latest single, “False Messiah”. The track serves as a precursor to their upcoming third album, hitting retailers this summer. Experience “False Messiah” here:

The “False Messiah” video was created by Grupa13 of Poland.

In a group statement, Dead Label offers, “We have been huge fans of Grupa13 for a long time. Their work is incredible. When we sent them the track, they came back with this idea and it was perfect for the lyrics and theme of the song. When we arrived in Wroclaw to film the video, we were met with the upmost professionalism and respect.”

The track “False Messiah” was recorded by Michael Richards at Trackmix Studios, mixed by Chris Rakestraw, and mastered by Dan Bacigalupi. The band adds about the track, “We feel this track showcases other elements of our sound, and is a little taste of what to expect from the album. However, this is just the beginning!”

Introducing New Guitarist Mick Hynes

Additionally, the “False Messiah” video serves as an introduction to the band’s newest member, guitarist Mick Hynes. After years of performing as a three-piece, Dead Label decided to add a second guitar player into the mix. “We toured a lot as a three-piece, so this is a huge shift for Dead Label, but ultimately one that allows us more depth and a bigger, heavier, louder sound. Mick is the perfect fit for us – his talent, ambition, drive and enthusiasm is everything we need for Dead Label.”

Dead Label has a busy touring schedule planned for 2019, including an appearance at MetalDays festival in Slovenia this summer, and more festivals to be announced. Stay tuned for more coming from Dead Label soon!

“Dead Label are somewhat of a rarity these days in metal – a band that has the ability and potential to have quite a wide appeal, while still staying true to themselves and what metal is all about.” – Wonderbox Metal

Dead Label Is:

Dan O’ Grady: Bass/Vocals
Danny Hall: Guitar
Mick Hynes: Guitar
Claire Percival: Drums

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