Pop-punk titans Sleeping With Sirens has today unleashed their latest offering ‘Complete Collapse (Deluxe)’ via Sumerian Records. ‘Complete Collapse (Deluxe)’ includes brand new, never before heard acoustic interpretations of “Let You Down“, “Us“, and “Be Happy“ in this expanded edition. In celebration of today’s release, the band has shared their explosive new single “Don’t Let The Party Die“ (produced by Tyler Smyth) along with the accompanying official music video and limited edition merch. When asked about the new track, vocalist Kellin Quinn shared:
“‘Don’t Let The Party Die’ is about our nature as human beings- our greed, our ego, and our inability to stop. It’s very much open to interpretation, but I think it’s clear that if we continue to just keep the wheel spinning it will cost us dearly. Tyler Smyth is a legend of a producer and really helped bring this song to life! We really hope you love our new single and the deluxe version of ‘Complete Collapse’! We really enjoyed this era of Sleeping With Sirens and are super appreciative of you, your love and support!”
‘Complete Collapse (Deluxe)’ is available now on all streaming platforms. Listen to the album at the link here, watch the music video for “Don’t Let The Party Die“ below.
Atlanta’s most notorious purveyors of party metalcore, ATTILA, have dropped epic new radio-ready ballad, “FU4EVR” today. Much like previously released single, “Bite Your Tongue“, the new track features mostly clean vocals from frontman Chris ‘Fronz’ Fronzak, further shepherding in the new, more versatile era of the band.
Speaking on the release of their new track, ATTILA shares
“FU4EVR is about standing up for yourself and not being afraid to cut ties with people who are bringing you down. Some people are like parasites and they will do anything in their power to try to remain in your life. At the end of the day you have to do what’s best for your own mental health and not be afraid to say “fuck you forever” and cut out the dead weight.”
Today’s new drop follows previous singles,“Mia Goth” and “Bite Your Tongue”, which came out in April and shocked ATTILA fans around the world with the addition of clean vocals from Fronz for the first time ever on one of the band’s tracks. Combined, the two previous singles have racked up nearly 4 million streams on Spotify alone and 390,000 YoutTube views.
These new tracks showcase a new direction for ATTILA, maintaining the band’s signature blend of metalcore, nu metal and deathcore whilst also adding new layers of melodic finesse and instrumental technicality. Proving that even after 15 years, they are still one of the most innovative and prolific forces in the genre.
ATTILA are currently bringing the ruckus to cities across the US, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their seminal album, ‘About That Life‘ by performing the album in full. The band are joined by Gideon, Ten56 and Until I Wake. Tickets for the remaining dates are available here.
ABOUT THAT LIFE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Special Guests: * = No Gideon, ** = No Gideon + ten56, *** = No ten56, **** = No ten56. + Until I Wake, ***** = No Attila + Gideon
Thu. Sept. 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Sat. Sept. 30 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sun. Oct. 1 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
Tue. Oct. 3 – Bend, OR – Domino Room
Thu. Oct. 5 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield
Fri. Oct. 6 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock ****
Fri. Oct. 6 – Fresno, CA – Strummers *****
Sat. Oct. 7 – Bakersfield, CA – Temblor Brewing Co ***
Sun. Oct. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
Mon. Oct. 9 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Wed. Oct. 11 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
Fri. Oct. 13 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live Sat.
Oct. 14 – Dallas, TX – Monster Mosh Fest
Sun. Oct 15 – Houston, TX – Studio @ Warehouse Live
Tue. Oct. 17 – Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
Wed. Oct. 18 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Thu. Oct. 19 – Orlando, FL – Level 13
Fri. Oct. 20 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Chris Fronzak (vocals), Chris Linck (guitar), and Kalan Adam (bass) aka ATTILA have been churning out metalcore anthems for nearly two decades, shaping and defining the genre as they go.
Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 2005, ATTILA has released eight studio albums, including their infamous 2013 smash hit, “About That Life” which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #22. The band are best known for their uniquely aggressive heaviness, their incendiary, high-energy live shows and their tongue-in-cheek, not-giving-a-fuck attitude. Their music has amassed over 270 million streams and they currently have 807k monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
ATTILA has continued to thrive and evolve over the years, cementing their status as one of the most influential bands in the modern metalcore genre. This new era is just another step in their evolution, with plenty more to come.
The Los Angeles-based grunge trio, Return to Dust, have today released their latest single, “No Love” via Jim Kaufman Productions. Fans can listen to the track HERE, and watch the brand new video directed by Matt Akana HERE or at the link below.
After racking up over 2 million TikTok views within a weekend, see HERE, the band’s fan base has skyrocketed. The TIkTok featuring the band’s single, “Belly Up” swiftly impacted the band’s trajectory – over a million streams across DSPs, 65K Spotify Monthly Listeners, 4 million total TikTok views and you can now catch over 76,000 fans across all socials waiting for their next glimpse of Return to Dust.
Speaking on today’s release, the band shares:
““No Love” is a tough reminder that the days are escaping and it may feel hopeless to play catch up, but that those feelings are normal. Shedding your adolescence and merging into the global rat race is something we all have to do, and the path ahead is never really clear. Life will spare no love.
It’s always been a big part of the band to let people in, whoever, to see what we do. Having a house party with friends and fans that was also a music video shoot was a perfect way to accomplish that. With the video, we wanted to convey the live energy of the band in a show setting, while also steering away from the snoody, “larger than life” facade a lot of artists put on.“
Sharing insight as the producer of “No Love“, Jim Kaufman continues:
““No Love’ represents the culmination of the band’s artistic vision and our commitment to delivering meaningful music. They poured their hearts out on every note. We’re excited to share this song and continue to push the depths of the band.“
Still on the high of selling out the Viper Room at the EP release show, the band earned a stamp of approval from rock impresario, Allison Hagendorf, as their single “Losing Faith” was featured on an episode of “The Allison Hagendorf Show’s” Sound Advice. The trio are continuing to catch fire, as none other than Matt Pinfield tagged in and showcased the band on KLOS’ “New And Approved“.
Return to Dust, who are heavily inspired by the legendary Alice In Chains, have already cultivated a reputation in the local Los Angeles music scene before the release of their debut EP, “The Black Road“ produced by none other than Jim Kaufman (Everclear, Danny Worsnop, Night Riots, Helmet). With their remarkable cinematic approach, the rock trio are on track for an unforgettable year of touring and new music.
Southern California fans also have the chance to see Return to Dust at The Haven in Pomona on Sunday, October 1st.
Return to Dust will be appearing with genre blending Marlon Funaki, for an epic night of live music.
Don’t miss your chance to see the band live this Sunday!
ABOUT RETURN TO DUST
Los Angeles based alternative/grunge rock trio Return to Dust (Matty Joseph, Graham Stanush, Sebastian Gonzalez) has already scripted a karmic saga that traverses decades, pays homage to the past, and plants its roots firmly in the future. Listening within their sonic universe is like time-traveling to the halcyon days of the ’90s grunge era. Their sound, influenced by heavyweights of the time, reverberates with the echoes of Deftones, Alice In Chains, and the soul of Nirvana — but, their brilliance doesn’t stop there. The band draws inspiration from a diverse palette, blending in bits from bands like The Cure, Metallica, and Cage The Elephant, molding them into their own unique musical tapestry.
Return to Dust breathes life into a sound that feels both genuine and tailor-made to encapsulate the essence of a bygone era, leaving fans awash in nostalgia. Yet, it’s not merely a mimicry of the past; instead, it’s a fusion of the old and the new — an alchemy that conjures a sound distinctly their own. At the core are alluring bass lines (Stanush), gritty guitar riffs (Gonzalez, Joseph) and dual lead vocals (Joseph, Stanush) that harmonize and intertwine, weaving an ethereal soundscape that resonates with raw emotion and unyielding energy. It’s a moody concoction that pays homage to an iconic era while fearlessly exploring uncharted territories. Return to Dust beckons audiences into their world, where the past and present converge, igniting a fervor that keeps the flames of grunge alive.
Return to Dustfound its meteoric rise propelled by a chance encounter with none other than the illustrious producer Jim Kaufman (Helmet, Everclear, Night Riots). Under Kaufman’s mentorship, the band’s raw talent began to soar. During the darkest days of the pandemic, when the world stood still, Return to Dust seized the opportunity to channel their collective energy into crafting something profound. The result was their debut EP, a mesmerizing creation titled ‘The Black Road.’ It was a labor of love and dedication that not only transcended the barriers of personal growth, but also etched the band’s name into the future of rock.
“Get Out” is the sixth single and third video single of UNTAMED out of Germany. With this song the band shows again their various facets and influences. The rock/pop-punk influenced song convinces with a strong, aggressive and emotional chorus, with catchy tune potential. The message is about how you can’t get a person or a certain thing out of your head and break up over it. The feeling and thoughts keep coming up again and again. The music video for “Get Out” shows different scenes of a toxic relationship that is at the end because of a cheating.
Loud guitars – drums – bass and a versatile voice! That’s all the full-power trio needs for their unique rock sound. Inspired by hard rock, Nirvana and Metallica are also among their influences. Since their formation in November 2019, the German band has only one goal: Conquer the world with their explosive rock music. Nigel, Danny and Flams are not only a unit on stage. Like brothers, they are inseparable in any other life situation.
Through the influence of Dave Grohl, Flams discovered the drums and is now providing the framework for the aggressive character of Untamed. With noticeable pressure, Danny and his heavy bass-lines are driving the rhythm straight forward. Nigel’s dangerous guitar sound, paired with his energetic voice completes the unique character of the band.
When it comes to the lyrics, the Untamed do not mince words and tell their personal experience. The incomparable voice convey honest emotions, passion and energy – that really blows you to the wall. UNTAMED – DO IT FUCKING LOUD!
Featuring 10 tracks of power and symphonic-influenced heavy metal, Raining Nails’ debut album “Human Deeds” was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by bassist Massimiliano Flak at Evolution Recording Studios in Turin (Italy) www.evolutionstudios.it, with album artwork and booklet designed by Caio Caldas at www.cadiesart.com based on a concept from the band. All lyrics were written by Alessia Scolletti, except Anthem by Marika Vanni and Close To You by Massimiliano Flak.
“The album is not really a concept record but all the songs have something to share. This album talks about the bad situation of the world, but also keeps a light of hope for the future. You can clearly see what we mean by looking through the artwork. I took care of all the production of this record, the guys gave their best and their performance on it is just amazing. I will never stop thanking Marika, Mattia, and Giacomo for the great job they did. I think our overall goal was to create songs that punch people’s heads and shake their hearts. What’s better than heavy metal to reach this goal?”adds Flak.
Creating something that was particularly close to their hearts, Raining Nails is trying to make listeners more involved in their ideas and emotions. Fans of bands such as Battle Beast, Powerwolf, and Kamelot are highly recommended to check out “Human Deeds” when it’s released on October 27th, 2023.
Track Listing: 1. A New Way To Walk On – 4:22 2. Chained – 4:36 3. Every Angel Has Its Demon – 4:17 4. Queen Of Thorns – 3:59 5. Headcrusher – 4:21 6. Close To You – 4:56 7. Not Strong Enough – 4:28 8. Anthem – 4:21 9. Refuge – 3:54 10. Rage Of Justice – 5:20 Album Length: 44:37
Raining Nails is: Marika Vanni: Vocals Giacomo Paradiso: Electric and Acoustic Guitars Massimiliano Flak: Bass Mattia Rubino: Drum
Auckland’s soul-electronic collective LEISURE unveils their experiential fourth album, Leisurevision. According to the band, the record “navigates the human experience and all the hope, joy, chaos and euphoria it entails.”
A new season is ushered in with Leisurevision, encapsulated by the color green – symbolic of growth, renewal, and rebirth – a calming and harmonious color, representing balance, peace and tranquility. Musically, the album takes inspiration from various eras — seventies soul, early eighties post-disco, mid-nineties hip-hop drum programming and blends it together with the signature lush guitar sound heard across their discography.
Many different themes are explored, from the tender tones of “Last Dance,” which focuses on a single electric moment on the dancefloor, to the crooning late-night single “Back In Love” (championed by BBC Radio 6 Music) which explores the trials and tribulations of navigating parenthood with a lover. Other highlights include the understated but powerful message of “Too Much,” a song about being overwhelmed by both the responsibilities and the ever-accelerating pace of modern life, and the floating calm of “Level,” which ponders being content whilst also looking to the future.
Other previously released singles include the emotional “Above Me” released earlier this month, “All The Good Times Never Die,” the sublime collaboration with Night Tapes, and lead album single “Always,” a blissed-out pop gem released in June. The release of Leisurevision will also be accompanied by a headline fall tour spanning across North America and Canada – with dates already sold out in New York, LA, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver.
In a world preoccupied with instant gratification and overnight success, LEISURE have been taking the scenic route. The five members – and mates – came together in 2015 on a spontaneous trip up New Zealand’s rugged west coast. At that stage, they’d independently spent years churning through the music machine’s tight jaws. Individually, the five are award-winning songwriters, producers, and creatives. Together, they resolved to carve out a new musical paradigm: cut the crap, enjoy the ride, and above all, keep it LEISURE.
350+ million streams later, including a collaboration with US rapper Goldlink, and sold-out dates throughout NZ, Australia, the UK, Europe, and now the US, they’re doing something right.
North American Tour Dates:
Saturday October 28th – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles – SOLD OUT
Sunday October 29th – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
Tuesday October 31st – Independent, San Francisco – SOLD OUT
Thursday November 2nd – Wonder, Portland OR
Friday November 3rd – The Showbox, Seattle WA
Saturday November 4th – Hollywood Theater, Vancouver BC – SOLD OUT
Tuesday November 7th – Gothic, Denver CO
Thursday November 9th – Chop Shop, Chicago, IL
Saturday November 11th – Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON – SOLD OUT
Tuesday November 14th – Sinclair, Boston MA
Thursday November 16th – Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY
Friday November 17th – Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY – SOLD OUT
Connecticut band Hard Feelings have released their new EP, The Devil You Know, on Heroes + Martyrs. The four songs are a raucous blend of hardcore, punk, and thrash metal delivered fast. Biting vocals meet frenzied drums and swerving riffs made for two-stepping in the pit. The Devil You Know was recorded and mixed by Will Hirst of Gate 4 Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege. It can be streamed HERE and is available on vinyl through Heroes + Martyrs.
Speaking on the themes of the EP, the band commented:
“Our goal is always to create an outlet for people to be able to listen and relate to what we’re putting out. We ourselves use it as an outlet to be able to take out the frustrations of everyday life. Life can be Hell. Waking up everyday and being slapped in the face by the world all while struggling with the devil on your shoulder.”
Hard Feelings is Zach McCormack – Vocals, Jamie Malok – Guitar, Mike Magas – Guitar, Murph – Bass, and Alex Malok – Drums.
Frontwoman Yeshi Regalado says, “This is the song that formed La Rosa Noir. It was the first song we all played together. The lyrical style of the song is influenced by Johnny Cash’s story telling. I was obsessed with him at the time. I love playing minor rhythm chords; they’ve always felt so good. Once we were all jamming to it, it wasn’t long until we all were in sync with one another. The song felt heavy, fast, bold, and strong which is everything I felt when I saw that red motorcycle one day. From that point forward, we all had an idea what La Rosa Noir is and was going to be.”
About La Rosa Noir
Hailing from Chicago, IL, La Rosa Noir is a post-punk band with dark and dreamy surf tones and heavy heartfelt lyrics. Influenced by the moody era of 90’s alternative indie and punk. La Rosa Noir strives for a sound that’s cool and fun.
B.C. Rich just released British virtuoso, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCHlead guitarist Andy James’ signature guitar. The guitar is based on the highly successful B.C. Rich Assassin model but features a Pitchfork headstock, a low-profile C-shaped satin neck optimized for speed, and heel-less neck-through construction. It is available in 6, 7, and 8-string versions and comes in three colors: satin black, satin white, and translucent green. The guitar is available at BCRich.com and authorized B.C. Rich dealers.
ABOUT ANDY JAMES:
Andy James began playing guitar at the age of 12. He is known to fans for his critically acclaimed solo records and his previous tenure with Fields of the Nephilim, among others. He joined Five Finger Death Punch in 2020 during the band’s European Arena Tour and appears on their latest album titled Afterlife.
ABOUT FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH:
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is currently touring stadiums across North America, Mexico and Europe with Metallica on their M72 World Tour throughout the end of 2024. 5FDP are also known to frequently headline arenas and the biggest festivals around the world. The band has amassed over 11 billion streams globally, 15 #1 singles and 25 Top Ten hits. 5FDP has released nine studio albums, seven of which have reached Gold or Platinum status. Their most current album, Afterlife features three #1 hits alone and also broke the record for most #1 albums in the history of Billboard’s Hard Rock chart. The band is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades from around the world, including the prestigious Soldier Appreciation Award by the Association Of The United States Army, an honor bestowed only upon Elvis Presley before them. The band has raised millions of dollars in support of veterans, first responders and numerous other charitable organizations over the years.
Five Finger Death Punch
From left to right: Andy James (Guitar), Chris Kael (Bass), Ivan Moody (vocals), Zoltan Bathory (Guitar), Charlie Engen (Drums)
The Italian power metal band DRACONICON just released a video for “Thorns”, the second single from their new album “Pestilence”. “Thorns” is an epic power metal track full of emotion and is crowned by an impressive delivery from vocalist Arkanfel. The single is available on all digital platforms and you can check out the video on YouTube below.
“Pestilence” will be released on CD, limited vinyl editions and digital on November 17th via Inner Wound Recordings.
The DRACONICON debut album “Dark Side of Magic” was released via Beyond the Storm in 2021 and it was the first act of Draconicon, an introduction to their world. The album was very well praised by fans and media worldwide and it received a really strong 87/100 review in the prestigious Burrn! Magazine Japan.
Since the release of the debut album, DRACONICON have played many shows and festivals around Italy, appearing on stage together with great bands like Rhapsody of Fire, Feuerschwanz, Haggard, Wind Rose and Nanowar of Steel.
In spring 2023 the band signed with the Swedish label Inner Wound Recordings and now here they are with their sophomore album “Pestilence”. The album is the next chapter of the story, a glimpse of the sickest side within each and one of us. Mental instability, pain and sadness are the main themes of the lyrics, deeply influenced by the recent pandemic times.
In this chapter, the sound of DRACONICON meets the chaos of Francesco Ferrini from Fleshgod Apocalypse, who wrote all the orchestral arrangements of the album, allowing the band to make a new step in its growth, darker than ever. The album was mixed and mastered by Marco Mastrobuono (Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Shores of Null) and Alessandro Mammola and the artwork was created by Dan Goldsworthy (Alestorm, Gloryhammer).
The sound of DRACONICON is European style power metal inspired by the great masters of the genre with influences ranging from extreme metal and metalcore to classical music. The result is a unique timbre that will take the listener into the dark world of Draconicon. “Pestilence” should be perfect for fans of bands like Kamelot, Powerwolf, Sabaton, Gloryhammer, Orden Ogan and Arion!
With a strong new album and an impressive live show, DRACONICON are ready to prove to the metal world that they are a force to be reckoned with! Don’t miss out on DRACONICON and “Pestilence”!