French Power Duo: Daft Punk, Calls It Quits!

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When you say Daft Punk, many people probably will know who you’re talking about. The Electro-House-power duo from France has then also became a well known act all around the world.

They brought powerful and inspiring music that touched probably many people’s hearts and gave them a nudge so you couldn’t stand still everytime their music played on the radio, at events, and most certainly not when you saw them performing Live on stage.

Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, then also have gained many publicity and achievements during their existence.

It then also drops in as a bomb if you were told that the legendary duo quits. Some might call me crazy saying this, some might start crying here this news, but it is indeed the sad truth. Not one more time a Live version of: harder, better faster stronger… These shall definitely be missed at festivals and stuff. Of course, you can still keep listening to the songs, maybe as a reminder to the brilliant duo, but we wouldn’t be hearing them anymore live, and that is a sad thing to hear on a monday evening.

One thing is for certain of course, even tho they will be gone, they might never be forgotten. Cause when it comes to music acts, as long as your music is being played around the world, You are still lingering around in the minds of people.

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Poison Oak comes with new single, called: Sarah!

Australian Punk/ Indie/ Rock-band Poison Oak, originated in the far north of Queensland, have some exciting news to share with the world. How better to do so in times of covid then through the internet?! That’s right! The internet is booming these days with lots of things and also musicians find their way easily here.

These Aussies then also are proud to present to you their newest single, called: Sarah.

Yeah it’s their new song, not their new girlfriend!

The band itself states the song as: “The idea that you cannot fix someone else’s problems despite how hard you try.”

The song also reflects on past traumas, learning to let go of this and showing how to move on with life. Sarah, accentuates the fact that the best option is to let someone go than to rather stay with them and try to help.

The song contains dynamic build ups with a indie rock tone and a sprinkle of brit rock. The song highlights the message that it’s better to focus than to try and fix someone.

Sarah, the song, is available here!

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New EP: ‘Evils’ by Neorythm, streaming now on Youtube and available for purchase!

Prolific duo NEORHYTHM are set to release new EP Evils. As a conceptual link between Terrastory and the next full-length album, the band pesents new EP Evils, sung completely in Russian language. Having studied the history of Planet Earth and all mankind in large stages, it became interesting for the duo to consider poetically and musically the vile animal features of a particular human society, which entailed much of the terror that our whole history has undergone, highlighting in this work the main mortal sins of people, precisely in the band’s own interpretation of this concept. “Evils” are the duo’s tablets. Evils is about our common vices, internal and external, each of us individually and of society, as a whole, haunting all civilizations from the beginning of time and, probably, never erasable, because such is our dual nature.

Musically, NEORHYTHM can be described as a mixture of metal genres such as Groove, Death, Math, Thrash and Progressive Metal, which may resemble in various ways bands like Gojira, Pantera, Death, Mudvayne, Meshuggah, and Mnemic.The band uses different languages of Planet Earth in their lyrics (English, Russian, Latin, Volapuk, Ancient Greek).

About the band:

Duo NEORHYTHM originates in 2017 in Lapland. Two researchers begin their creative narration in June 2018 with the album Zetetic, containing cosmological and futuristic themes, as well as the themes of general galactic values of a philosophical plan. A continuation of this work in November of the same year was the mini-album Meteoric Thoughts, which musically and lyrically completed the theme of the debut album. 
Subsequently, the band decided to continue and develop with each next release their own ontological concept of studying the World and Man. The next album Terrastory, released in March 2020, completely dedicated to the Planet Earth and in stages tells the entire history of the Earth and mankind, reflecting different eras and civilizations, lyrically and musically. Man and the study of sociology and psychology of human society became the subject of the next releases.

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Rockshots Records: Out Now! From The Depth Release “Back To Life (10th Anniversary Edition)”

Remixed and Remastered Version

2 Bonus Tracks “The Will To Be The Flame” Re-Recorded Version

“Nothing To You” Acoustic ft. Apollo Papathanasio

Release Date: February 19th

From The Depth was formed officially at the end of 2008. In 2010, with their first solid line-up, they released the demo “The Will To Be The Flame”, which quickly sold out.

In 2011 the band signed with Rising Records for the release of their first studio album “Back To Life”, published and released worldwide in November of the same year. Meanwhile, they attended many European festivals playing alongside bands such as Megadeth, Sonata Arctica, Overkill, King Diamond, Iced Earth, Moonspell, Lordi, Sabaton, Rhapsody Of Fire, Dragonforce and more.

Between 2013 and 2015 the band went through some line-up changes, but slowly, during live shows, they started the writing process for the “Back To Life” successor. By the end of 2016, a new limited edition EP was published with the name of “Perseverance”.

From 2018 the actual stable line-up is in place and after some live gigs the band focused on studio material to finalize “Moments”. The album was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio in January 2020 and features, among others, musicians like Roberto Tiranti and Giacomo Voli. While working on new material, the band leveraged new members’ ideas to write even more songs, and a new album is already written and in the early stage of production.

After the successful collaboration for the release of the sophomore album “Moments” this past August, Italian power metallers From The Depth and Rockshots Records join forces again to unleash the 10th Anniversary Edition of the band’s debut album “Back To Life”.

The new edition of the record was re-mixed and re-mastered by Santo Clemenzi (bass player of the band) at Angle Room Studio, and includes two bonus tracks: the first one “The Will To Be The Flame” was re-recorded by the current line-up (incl. Davide Castro, former keyboard player, and current studio arranger), the second one “Nothing To You (acoustic version)” features Apollo Papathanasio duetting with Raffaele “Raffo” Albanese who re-recorded the whole song.

Vocalist and frontman Raffaele “Raffo” Albanese comments about the 10th Anniversary Edition of “Back To Life”:

“After ten years from releasing our debut album ‘Back To Life” and some years later selling it out, we decided to release a new version of it to celebrate its anniversary. This record allowed us to hit so many amazing stages all around Europe. This record has its own story, with strengths and weaknesses, even for its emotional matter. This is why we gave it to Santo Clemenzi who made a sound update thanks to a new mixing and mastering, without distorting the original performances on it. We’re happy once again to team up with Rockshots Records after the excellent experience we had for our latest full-length “Moments”, as we are pretty sure they will give the proper value to this special edition.”

“Back To Life (10th Anniversary Edition)” is available from Rockshots Records at the following links:

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Music Video – The Will To Be The Flame (10th Anniversary Ed.):

Track Listing:
1. Back To Life
2. Live For Today
3. Our Music Our Souls
4. Don’t Forget Who You Are
5. Lack Of Emotions
6. The Will To Be The Flame
7. The Cruel Kindness
8. You Just Have To Fly
9. Straight To The Source
10. Nenia
11. Nothing To You
12. Leading My Essence Above All
13. The Will To Be The Flame (10th Anniversary Edition)
14. Nothing To You (acoustic version ft. Apollo Papathanasio)

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Tarah who? Comes with yet another new single, called: Manners.

Tarah Who? have just released their new single “Manners”! It’s taken from their album, Exposed, and influenced by true-life events.

“Manners” was inspired by the story of Tarah’s mom, Mimi, who was abandoned as a child, raised in a foster home, and went to Catholic school. “Manners” sheds light on the pressures Mimi grew up with to be a good civilian and to always be well-mannered and behaved. 

Mimi’s unique journey through the obstacles of growing up in a religious home is well illustrated in the “Manners” music video.

Tarah’s hope for “Manners” is that it will spread love and kindness to all listeners. She says, “I’m really sensitive to things that happen around me, and I love studying psychology and human behavior.”  She continued, explaining that “when I write, I seek to process personal stories and news stories through these perspectives, but in a way, that’s relatable to everyone.”

As with most of her songs, Tarah wants others to reflect on equality, in religion, race, gender, and more. With occurring controversial events, “Manners” is a powerful reminder for listeners that love is within us and not to be sought anywhere else.

“Manners” is available now on all major platforms. To stay updated, follow Tarah Who? On Instagram or visit their website for more information.
 

About Tarah Who?

Tarah Who? Well, “she” equals “they,” and “they’re” a power duo masterminded by grunge-punk sage Tarah Carpenter, a firebrand front-woman who channels explosive emotionality into rousing anthems. In addition to Tarah, drummer/backing vocalist Coralie Hervé. Previously, Tarah Who? has released two full-lengths, three EPs, and one single of raw punky rock n’ roll. The duo’s output has garnered plaudits and earned feature-story coverage from GIG Radar, Kill The Music, La Grosse Radio, Loud Stuff, Moshville, Music Connection, Muzak, and The Ring Master, among other outlets. The Ladies of Tarah Who? Are fired up, inspired, and tighter as friends and musicians.

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New Single: Time Dilation by Between The Planets, Out Now!

A first single from upcoming album of progients BETWEEN THE PLANETS.
In the past, the Prague instrumental progressive project has occasionally flirted with guest singers, but can assure its fans that even the third album, called „Parallel World“, will be held mainly on instrumental waves. Musically and soundly, however, there has been a significant shift from the previous album.

BETWEEN THE PLANETS have previously found their handwriting in combining ambient, electronic background, art rock and djent-influenced metal groove, but in terms of structure and work with sound, the single „Time Dilation“, released around Xmas, represents a clear shift from the first listen.

Despite the sound-rich layering and massive sound, the composition is compact and continuously graduates in terms of arrangements, Martin Spacosh’s careful mix then allows you to hear even the finest details. Jacob Hansen (Katatonia, Evergrey, Amaranthe, Vola, Aborted, etc.) took care of the mastering.

There will be eight songs on „Parallel World“ and the release (digital, CD, MC) is scheduled for the spring of 2021.

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Time Dilation“  from „Parallel World“ coming in 2021

Between The Planets, evolved originally from the solo project of guitarist, composer, sound engineer and producer Martin Spacosh (Elbe, Martians etc.) and got on concert stages and since 2012 has been one of the Czech certainties, which after the second album „Of Inner Sight“ (2017) also appeared at the Brutal Assault festival and in June 2018 supported the Swedish Meshuggah at their Prague’s show.

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Marble comes with new video for their song: “What Leads Us To.”

MARBLE have just released a music video for their song ‘What Leads Us To’! It’s taken from their new album ‘S.A.V.E.’, which is OUT NOW, on Sliptrick Records.

‘S.A.V.E.’ focuses on the three theological virtues and the seven deadly sins, and digs deep into the human behaviors of these sins and virtues. Eleonora’s voice blends with powerful and complex rhythm parts in the 11 songs of the album, mixed by Giulio Capone (Moonlight Haze), with the artwork made by Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove Design)

From the band: “‘WHAT LEADS US TO’ is our second single taken from the new album ‘S.A.V.E.’.

This song tells a story of Envy, one of the seven deadly sins which the album revolves around (along with the three theological virtues). It was one of the last songs we wrote during the production stage, and we felt the need for a more rock oriented musical approach for this subject.  Eleonora came out with the vocal line you hear in the chorus, so it was quite easy to follow the flow. Omar put down the clean guitars for the verse while Paul and Jacopo created the lead melodies. Norman arranged the easier approach we had on drums, by creating the right aggressiveness that fits in with the whole project. 

The lyrics tell the story of two friends and their broken friendship, a friendship that had accompanied them since they were young. What happened to their relationship? What led them to separate after so many years? Maybe Envy? No straight answer is provided, and we tried to keep the mood melancholic and a little gloomy, the same can be said for the other lyrical themes on the album. We think that the videoclip we shot really fit the idea we had. We wanted to show the countryside we grew up in – and still live in: the rice fields and the long plains around a little church. Of course we had a lot of fun filming, besides the two actors are friends of Eleonora, and they collaborate with her in a local acting company!

We hope this video-clip will “lead” fans to stream or even buy the full album, to enjoy our journey through Sins And Virtues.”

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TEMPERANCE Releases New Acoustic Song “Paint The World”.

Melodies Of Green And Blue to be Released on February 19, 2021
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TEMPERANCE will release their new acoustic EP, Melodies Of Green And Blue, this upcoming Friday, February 19 via Napalm Records! The new single, “Paint The World“,  is one of the six acoustic renditions of songs from their critically acclaimed album, Viridian, found on the melodic/symphonic metal outfit’s new EP. After many years of band history and tours with genre giants like NIGHTWISH, Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY and TARJATEMPERANCE will release Melodies Of Green And Blue – a gift to their loyal fans!

On this acoustic version, sparkling musical production hits multi-layered vocal harmonies in a dense and catchy acoustic composition. With “Paint The World”TEMPERANCE invites you into a stripped back musical setting, offering glorious melodies and rich chords to pleasantly get lost in!

Watch the Music Video for “Paint The World” HERE.

Singer Michele Guaitoli about “Paint The World”:
Together with the emotion of going acoustic, we also had the chance to write some brand new tracks for this acoustic EP, moving away from the original style of the band. Even though we released tracks like “Gaia” or “Scent of Dye” before, “Paint The World” is a semi-acoustic ballad that would have been hard to include in any other TEMPERANCE’s record as it too much in between the acoustic world and the electric world. Like many other times in TEMPERANCE’s history, we immediately took advantage of this possibility that Napalm gave us, to experiment with something different and new. I believe in this song as you can clearly feel the influences of our youth, the alternative rock of the early 2000s, and the beginning of our musical dreams: the dreams of a bunch of kids who wanted to paint their own picture of this world.“

Furthermore, Michele Guaitoli comments on the Melodies Of Green And Blue EP:
“We’ve been talking about recording some acoustic versions of our tracks for a long time, as we all love the intimate and emotional feeling that this particular style can offer to any tracks. If you think of it, this is how most of our songs are composed: it’s Marco on his guitar or me on the piano. Everything for us begins in acoustic before going metal. This EP is a little dream come true, as we can finally show the heart of our music in its purest version.”

In celebration of Melodies Of Green And Blue’s release, TEMPERANCE will perform an acoustic show via live stream on Friday, Feb 19 (8PM CET). Get your tickets for the show HERE!

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TEMPERANCE is:
Alessia Scolletti – Vocals
Michele Guaitoli – Vocals & Piano
Marco Pastorino – Guitar & Vocals
Luca Negro – Bass
Alfonso Mocerino – Drums

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4-piece metal/HxC/metalcore band ROYAL JAKE from Belgium has released a new video/single called ‘Perpetration’…..!!!

On February 12th 2021ROYAL JAKE from Belgium has released a new video/single called ‘Perpetration’, on their official Youtube channel. The release on streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Deezer,… will follow during the week after the video release.

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While queen Corona rules this planet for almost a year now, it is very hard to look forward for everyone involved in the music business. Also for ROYAL JAKE. Instead of looking into the massive abyss the future is at the moment, they went down memory lane…

Somewhere in the late 90’s metal and hardcore scene, lays a part of ROYAL JAKE’s legacy. In a nostalgic lookback to those days, the idea for covering a SAD ORIGIN song was born.

‘Perpetration’ is a first-ever cover for ROYAL JAKE and is their tribute to a legendary era for Belgian underground music.

ROYAL JAKE is a 4-piece metal/HxC/metalcore band influenced by many old and new bands found in metal, metalcore, hardcore and all its sub-genres. Becoming active in 2010 as 3-headed band, they released their first demo ‘Triple Crown Demo’ in 2012. Two years later Arjen replaced Joris on guitar. A first EP called ‘tenacity’ was released halfway 2015. Getting more support within the Belgian scene, 2016 brings a new release for the band. No compromise were made and the band recorded 5 brutal songs for the EP called ‘Retaliate – the Answer’. 2019 was the year Tijs  joined the band on 2nd guitar and became a year filled with many great shows. Fueled with inspiration, 2020 was going to be the year in which ROYAL JAKE was going to record their first full length. And then there was the pandemic. Still there was some great news at the end of 2020 when they joined the FORCE shows&Bookings roster. And the journey continues…

Through the years ROYAL JAKE has played many shows all over Belgium and The Netherlands, and shared stage with bands such as As Prayers Fail, BEAR, Empty Handed, Cedron, Reach The Shore, Knives To A Gunfight, Hexa Mera, Copia, Colors Dead Bleed, Pushed To Far, Reject The Sickness, Carrion, Signs Of Algorithm, Carry the Weight, Ciconia, Descomunal and many more…

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Canadian Progressive Death Thrashers CATHARTIC DEMISE Releasing In Absence Album in April!

Kitchener (ON) – Progressive Death/Thrash Metal quarter CATHARTIC DEMISE will release full-length album In Absence on April 9. The official video for new single, “For Power,” is available at youtube. The single is also available on Bandcamp.

In comparison to the band’s self-titled EPIn Absence still consists of the Melo/Prog/Death Thrash Metal elements, but with a more “mature” approach. The overall musicianship within the band improved, as well as the overall songwriting capabilities. In Absence features the same aggression as the self-titled EP, but brings an intense atmosphere with extreme tempos, and brisk riffs. This release heavily carries on the epic melodic sections heard previously, and even going further with more complex song structuring and longer tracks. Aside from the aggressive side of things, hints of experimentation can be heard, showing slower sections, and clean parts as well.

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Track List:

  1. With lust
  2. For power
  3. Blade In The Dark
  4. Silence Within
  5. Pale Imitations
  6. Disparity
  7. In Absence
  8. Waves
  9. Desire

Album Credits:
Album Art by Ioannis Vassilopoulas Recorded and mixed by Jonah Kay at HM Studio, Waterloo ON. Mastered by Jamie King.

Line-up:
Bennett Smith – Vocals/Guitars

Aaron Tanner – Bass

Taylor Wroblewski – Lead Guitars

Angus Pike – Drums

BIO:
The thought of Cathartic Demise came into fruition on October 8, 2017, after high school friends Angus Pike (drums) and Bennett Smith (guitar/vocals) jammed for the first time, and immediately decided to form a group. Bennett had demos previously prepared, (two of the EP songs) and the week after Aaron Tanner would join the lineup, following a few weeks with Taylor Wrobkewski (guitar) quickly completing the quartet. The four rehearsed immensely over a eight-month period landing their first show September 16, 2016. In December of 2018, the band entered into HM Studio, to record the self titled three-track EP Cathartic Demise, released April 26, 2019. For the rest of the year, the band played around Ontario, and in January 2020, Cathartic Demise would begin the recording sessions of In Absence.

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