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The Neal Morse Band Sign With Insideout Music!

The Neal Morse Band Sign With Insideout Music!

The Great Adventour – Live in BRNO 2019’ to be released in March 2020

The Neal Morse Band have returned to the InsideOutMusic family, re-signing with the label in 2019 and announcing the release of a forthcoming new live album – ‘The Great Adventour – Live in BRNO 2019’ for the 6th March 2020.  Continue reading →

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…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead launch video for ‘Into The Godless Void’; second single from forthcoming 10th studio album

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead launch video for ‘Into The Godless Void’; second single from forthcoming 10th studio album

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead bring fans another new song today with the release of “Into The Godless Void.”  Everything kicks into full pelt with this noisy and thrilling existential anthem that follows the news of the band’s first new album in six years, their upcoming 25th year anniversary and a European headline tour.  Just last month …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead announced the January 17th release of X: The Godless Void and Other Stories along with their first new song and video for “Don’t Look Down” which Rolling Stone called “…a bustling rock track carried by rushing drums and fuzzy guitars….”  Continue reading →

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TOUNDRA – New album, ‘Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari’, to be released on 28th February

TOUNDRA – New album, ‘Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari’, to be released on 28th February

‘Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari’ is the latest musical initiative of TOUNDRA, the intrepid instrumental rock band from Spain, that once again showcases their mutable capability to approach new projects and reinvent their art. This is not just an exceptional soundtrack to the quintessential German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene that turns exactly 100 years old in 2020, it’s also a dialogue with the listener with the intention of questioning ideas like manipulation, freedom and human nature itself. The album will be released by InsideOut/Century Media on February 28th 2020. Continue reading →

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envy Share Video For ‘A Step In The Morning Glow’

envy Share Video For ‘A Step In The Morning Glow’

New Album ‘The Fallen Crimson’ Released 7th February 2020 (Pelagic Records) / Touring The UK In December
Japan’s most iconic and influential post-hardcore band envy have shared the Timothee Lambrecq directed video for latest single ‘‘A Step in the Morning Glow’. The band comment,
 
“envy would like to give full respect and thanks to our good friend Timothee Lambrecq for directing and editing this video for us. We thank you all for your many years of support and we hope you accept this small gift from envy.”

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Sky Valley Mistress Join New Heavy Sounds

Sky Valley Mistress Join New Heavy Sounds

New Heavy Sounds are very very pleased to bring you the latest addition to the growing NHS family of fiends. Four young upstarts from Blackburn, Lancashire who have grit in their teeth and stoner rock in their blood. A big hello to Kayley, Max, Sean and Russell aka ‘Sky Valley Mistress’ If you like your hard rock with a full dose of desert vibe then this is for you. You won’t be sorry. Their debut LP was recorded with Dave Catching no less (QOTSA, EODM and Mojave Lords) at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California, and it rocks like a bloody big rockin’ thing. Album details and video to come next year, in the meantime check out this teaser and watch out for the video to drop. 

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Quick Questions With Black Bolt

Quick Questions With Black Bolt

Black Bolt are a punk band from Boise, ID, formed in 2010. Their style encompasses punk, indie rock, garage rock, and other impolite music. So far they’ve released ‘Falls’ (2012), ‘MBD&B/Like the Bear’ (2013), ‘Comfort of the Grave’ (2016), and the ‘2017 EP’ (2017). They are currently working on a new record, tentatively titled ‘The North End.’ Continue reading →

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Five Finger Death Punch Announce New Album & Tour, First Single Out Now

Five Finger Death Punch Announce New Album & Tour, First Single Out Now

Five Finger Death Punch

Announce Long Awaited Eighth Studio Album, “F8”

Out Globally February 28THPre–Order The Album NOW

4 x Platinum, 6 x Gold record selling rock juggernaut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced their long awaited eighth studio album, titled “F8” today. The album will be released globally on February 28th, 2020 and is available for pre-order now. Continue reading →

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Muzicity – Social Media For Music

Muzicity – Social Media For Music

Muzicity is a social media network for music and the bonafide alternative to Soundcloud.

Muzicity comment page gives the website a friendly feel and is populated with the latest music, comments and videos.

The comment section is very interactive and what sets Muzicity apart is comments come from actual music enthusiasts, so you can bet on getting direct feedback. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Keep Up

Quick Questions With Keep Up

Before Keep Up, the band was known as ‘Sampere’. The first single, “The Fallen,” was written to inspire those to overcome what they might think is impossible; purely to embrace the fight within. The song was named in Syracuse’s Top 20 Songs of 2016 by rock alternative music station, 95X. For the past 2 years, after absolutely killing their first show together, they have been busy blasting their name across the region and most recently, releasing their debut EP, “World of Illusion.”

Syracuse, NY has set the stage for Keep Up; building their fan base, providing recognition, and instilling motivation with partnering artists. Keep Up will be promoting the release of new music this coming fall, expanding it across the country.

“We want to share our music, play our music, and gain a bigger audience in local and regional markets,” says Matt. Fans from all over the East coast will be able to find venues rocking and jamming with Keep Up.

The band’s inspiration originates from a common thread of reaching a balanced state-of-mind while creating music together, and the desire to diffuse inspiration amongst their fans. Matt describes how the lyrics written are often generated from daily encounters, both positive and negative, while DJ forwardly states, “drumming is everything. Without the beat… life would be flat, bland, and one-dimensional.”

Quick Questions With Keep Up

Quick Questions

1. Who inspired you to start playing?

(Chris) I remember watching music videos on late night MTV and seeing these musicians jamming out. It always looked so cool so that’s what I knew I wanted to do.

2. Which piece of equipment couldn’t you live without?

(Ian) As far as stage gear goes I love having a footboard/pedal. Being able to switch between different tunings and FX is super handy. But as far as recording gear, I couldn’t live without my custom built PC, allowing me to record high-quality audio.

3. What’s your favourite album of the year so far?

(Chris) For me, that’s so hard to choose only one. There have been so many amazing albums this year that I fell in love with like Let Light Overcome by Our Last Night, Nine by Blink-182, Pressure by Wage War and Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone just to make a few. Each has its own taste to me so it honestly depends on my mood.

4. If you could have a lesson from anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?

(Ian) I would love to have a guitar lesson from John Petrucci. (Guitar player from “Dream Theater”) that dude has been around for some time and has amazing chops.

5. What is your number one tip for any new player?

(DJ) For any new musician looking to play, play a little bit of everything. A different instrument, different styles, different techniques. Building multiple skills can help you appreciate music, like no one else. Find a friend(s) that can join you. It’s working great for Keep Up at the moment, I guess we can tell you more in 20 years. We find it fascinating to learn each other’s instruments, it only helps build as musicians and performance artists as a whole.

Check out our latest album, Up In Flames now on Spotify, Apple Music and our website. We’re very excited to speed out and play our new music.
www.keepuporshutup.com

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