New Single

New Release: Keep Me Down – Breathe

New Release: Keep Me Down – Breathe

Blending influences such as Peter Gabriel and Pink Floyd, Breathe marks a change in styles for Keep Me Down.

Mark Smith said –

The Breathe writing session started off on the piano which is pretty unusual for me. This took me in a different direction compared to when I write on the guitar. While I was writing it I actually thought it might not feature guitars at all but then I got out my new Schecter Nick Johnston signature model and the Gilmour style licks seemed to come pouring out.

Released on Saturday 1st of August, Breathe is available now on all of the major streaming services.

Listen now on Spotify

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New Single: Laura Mazon Franqui- Un Dia de Noviembre

New Single: Laura Mazon Franqui- Un Dia de Noviembre

Laura Mazon Franqui Delivers Retrospective & Melodic Classical Guitar Single ‘Un Dia de Noviembre’

Laura Mazon Franqui releases her newest soothing, emotional, and uplifting classical guitar single “Un Dia de Noviembre.” The Cuban native delivers a simple, yet message-heavy instrumental led by an emotion-drenched guitar progression. The release offers pure beauty that will mesmerize listeners from the press of play. With its high and low notes, the song will take listeners into an introspective musical journey. Through the difficult times the world is going through due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Laura Mazon Franqui’s “Un Dia de Noviembre” will bring comfort from a musical perspective. The song is elegantly arranged to put listeners in a state of trance. The track covers Leo Brouwer’s soundtrack for Humberto Solas’ film “Un Dia de Noviembre.” The film is one of Cuba’s most renowned cinematic pieces which is directed by one of the biggest Cuban filmmakers. For Laura Mazon Franqui, “Un Dia de Noviembre” is a piece that brings nostalgic memories as well as delivers a message of life, meaning, and connection. Make sure to check out the release, and add “Un Dia de Noviembre” to your playlists.

Laura Mazon Franqui- Un Dia de Noviembre

About Laura Mazon Franqui

Augustine Artist Laura Mazon is praised as “An accomplished guitarist of Hispanic Latino descent” (Digital Journal) and a performer who “plays the guitar with majesty and sensitivity to color and nuance” (Adam Levin), Born in Cuba, Laura Mazon Franqui is a Hispanic Internationally awarded guitarist determined to explore the guitar possibilities into the contemporary context. As a performer, feminist, millennial, fashionista, trendsetter, rebel entertainer and performer, she seeks to break boundaries between the popular(electrical/acoustic) and the classical styles and to take the instrument to a higher level of reception to new audiences and generations. Innovation and Art integration are the words that drive her as a mission. Since age ten, Laura has been an active guitarist, participating numerous masterclasses with some of the biggest names in the guitar world, performing at hundreds of venues around the world in countries such as Cuba, Spain, Ecuador, and the United States and engaging in multiple recording collaborations for the music industry, as well as television and cinema and being part of numerous festivals and competitions. Innovation and Art integration are the words that drive her as a mission.

Links:
http://www.lauramazon.com/
https://www.instagram.com/llillaura/?hl=es
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPJ2eeYKX9cXQdgZYbxN8fA

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Katatonia Premiere New Single & Video For “Behind The Blood”

Katatonia Premiere New Single & Video For “Behind The Blood”

Taken From Their Forthcoming New Album “City Burials” Released On Peaceville On 24th April 

Following the announcement that Katatonia will be returning with a brand-new album City Burials on 24th April, on Peaceville Records, and the release of the album’s debut single “Lacquer”, the band present their next single and video for “Behind The Blood”.  Continue reading →

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End Paragon Release New Single “Cloak and Dagger”

End Paragon Release New Single “Cloak and Dagger”

End Paragon are a 4-piece progressive metal band hailing from London, UK.

Taking inspiration from various styles, End Paragon create their own, by combining catchy choruses, syncopated riffs, crushing breakdowns, angelic melodies and electronic post-production elements to create a sound that represents young, fresh and energetic side of modern metal with some clear influences from While She Sleeps, Northlane, Architects, Wage War and Invent Animate. Continue reading →

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Video Nasties Share New Single ‘Hanging Tree’

Video Nasties Share New Single ‘Hanging Tree’

Debut Album Released Friday 13Th March (APF Records)

Since 2017, something has been lurking in the shadows around Merseyside, snarling from the unseen corners with a piercing horror-metal atmosphere; that something is Video Nasties, and they’re ready to strike with their moral-panic inducing heaviness.  

Comprised from members from some of Liverpool’s finest heavy exports in The Bendal Interlude, SSS, Magpyes and Iron Witch,  the quintet that is Video Nasties mix death metal with punky and thrashy undertones, creating something morbidly macabre and devilishly debauched. On new single ‘Hanging Tree’, guitarist Stu Taylor comments, 

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Barrens Release New Single ‘Arc Eye’ And Debut Album Will Be Released In April

Barrens Release New Single ‘Arc Eye’ And Debut Album Will Be Released In April

Gothenburg, Sweden-based post-rock trio Barrens, featuring members of long-running alternative/experimental indie rock unit Scraps Of Tape, will release their debut full-length, Penumbra, April 10th via Pelagic Records.

While there is a great deal of common ground between what Scraps Of Tape and BARRENS create musically, Barrens develops their own idiosyncratic sound on Penumbra. Driven as much by synths as guitars, Penumbra oscillates between the dark and bright sides of post-rock. Conceptually, the record centers itself on the topics of change, metamorphosis, and transformation, “especially movement into, through, out of shadows, and back again,” notes guitarist Johan G. Winther. “Being both lost in darkness yet finding comfort there. Seeking it. Afloat in blinding light, suspended in darkness,” as it is etched into the vinyl. Continue reading →

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Plastic Barricades Release New Single And Music Video – Optimist

Plastic Barricades Release New Single And Music Video – Optimist

“Labyrinths with open doors for an optimist”

London alt indie duo Plastic Barricades is releasing “Optimist”, the second single from the upcoming LP “Self-Theories”. The song is accompanied by a truly DIY music video, featuring 8 houses, 8 cars, plenty of glassware, some benches and trees, a crowd of exactly 300 cast members and around 20 buckets of water. Continue reading →

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Japanese Post-Hardcore Pioneers envy release video for ‘A Faint New World’

Japanese Post-Hardcore Pioneers envy release video for ‘A Faint New World’

First album in 5 years ‘The Fallen Crimson’ released 7th February (Pelagic Records)

“We are happy to release our digital track and music video of ‘A Faint New World’ from our forthcoming album The Fallen Crimson released in February. The music video was directed and shot by our dear friend Osami Yabuta, a very talented and well-known photographer. This music video is totally a new approach for envy, and expresses a new start for us. We hope you enjoy.
 
Watch now –

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Alter Bridge Release Video For Latest Single “Godspeed” From Their Chart-Topping Album Walk The Sky

Alter Bridge Release Video For Latest Single “Godspeed” From Their Chart-Topping Album Walk The Sky

Walk The Sky Tour 2020 Set To Kick Off This Month

With Touring To Run Throughout The Year

As a new decade gets underway and New Year’s resolutions are made and broken, Alter Bridge are back with a new single and video for the song “Godspeed.” The song has become a fast favorite amongst fans and critics alike and is currently impacting at Active Rock radio. Written in memory of a friend of the band who passed away, “Godspeed” is an uplifting musical memorial for anyone who has lost someone. The lyric video for the song can be seen here: Continue reading →

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