Electronic hardcore pioneers I See Stars have dropped their latest track “D4MAGE DONE“ and the accompanying music video today (via Sumerian Records). When asked about the inspiration behind today’s release, vocalist Devin Oliver shared:
“‘D4MAGE DONE’ delves deep into our modern addiction to technology, revealing the unsettling truth that our constant connection comes at a price. We drew a comparison between the dim cerulean blue lights and the act of staring at the sun, symbolizing how they blind us to the reality that, by feeding our addiction, someone is constantly watching..”
Prior to today, I See Stars released their double-single “Anomaly” and “Drift” and most recently, “are we 3ven?”, which altogether have clocked up a staggering 5.3 million streams on Spotify alone and over 851,000 views on YouTube. The band also recently concluded their run with Bad Omens and ERRA on the entirely sold-out CONCRETE FOREVER North American Tour. Stream “D4MAGE DONE“here and watch the official music video below.
The Native Howl, purveyors of their own genre-blurring sound “Thrash Grass” who captivated audiences by winning Season 1 of the hit TV series No Cover, have today dropped their new song “Can’t Sleep“ (via Sumerian Records). Speaking about the track, the band shared:
“Like much of The Native Howl’s catalog, “Can’t Sleep” was inspired by cinema while touring. The film “The Matrix” had a large role in the song’s rowdy instrumental and vocal delivery, while the over-exerting lifestyle of being in a touring band did the rest. The lyrical themes of struggle, loss, and desperation came from personal experience.”
Prior to today, the quartet dropped their track “Sons of Destruction”, their first after signing with Sumerian Records. Stream “Can’t Sleep“ at the link here, watch the visualizer below.
Fans will have their chance to see The Native Howl on the road starting in December in support of Zakk Sabbath. For ticket information, please click here.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
12/05 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
12/06 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
12/08 – Stateline, NV @ Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
12/09 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
12/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
12/12 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
12/13 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
12/15 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House
12/16 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
12/17 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theater
12/18 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway Music Hall
12/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/21 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
12/22 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
12/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12/29 – Green Bay, WI @ Epic Event Center
12/30 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
12/31 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
1/03 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
1/05 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
1/06 – Boston, MA @ The Paradise Rock Club
1/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl
1/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
1/10 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
1/12 – Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819
1/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
1/14 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
1/16 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
1/17 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
1/19 – Tucson, AZ @ Encore
1/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
The Native Howl is a genre-defying quartet hailing from Leonard, Michigan, USA. Their fast-tempo music they’ve coined as “Thrash Grass” combines the aggression and intensity of thrash metal with the precision and melodicism of bluegrass. The band was born from a musical experiment that defied all expectations by blending elements of folk, bluegrass, rock, and metal, resulting in a sound entirely their own. With a dash of outlaw spirit and a touch of the wilderness, their music transports listeners to a sonic landscape where the traditional meets the contemporary. From foot-stomping bluegrass jams to lightning-fast metal-esque banjo picking, their tracks are a musical thrill ride that keeps the listener guessing with each note. Their lyrics often explore the dark sides of the human condition, nature, and the trials of life, creating a deep and personal connection with their audience.
Bones UK have today dropped their new single “Ride“ and the accompanying music video (via Sumerian Records). Speaking about the track, the band shared:
“‘RIDE’ is a response to toxic masculinity and the pressure people feel to buy certain things or to look a certain way. No amount of money can buy cool or happiness. It’s not about the size of the machine it’s what you do with it, that ALWAYS counts.
So many people, men and women, live their lives thinking that the more they have, and the shinier and newer what they have is, the happier they will be. And the more fulfilled their lives will feel. For men the phrase, “bigger is better” is always being thrown about. And we wanted to turn all of those ideas on their head. Maybe it’s less about “Big dick energy” and more about “Don’t BE A DICK energy.“
Stream the track here, and watch the official music video below.
BONES UK are on a mission of intent. “We want our music to empower, to make you feel like you’ve found your home, your gang, your army,” the London raised/LA based duo confidently assert. “We want to help you get out of bed in the morning – to be proud of every scar or beautiful imperfection, on or inside your body. We want our music to make you stand on your bed and scream “FUCK FITTING IN!”” Made up of vocalist Rosie Bones and virtuoso guitarist Carmen Vandenberg, the GRAMMY-nominated BONES UK don’t waste a second of their self-titled debut album, confronting everything from the beauty industrial-complex to toxic masculinity and music-scene sexism; embedding each track with choruses primed for passionate shouting along.
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.
Electronic hardcore pioneers I See Stars have today dropped their latest offering “are we 3ven?” and the official music video (via Sumerian Records). Speaking about the inspiration behind today’s release, vocalist Devin Oliver commented:
“The track ‘are we 3ven?’ really captures my experience on the receiving end of other people’s addictions. Over the years it has impacted my self-worth and has tested my bonds with people around me.”
Prior to today, the band released their double-single “Anomaly” and “Drift” which together have amassed over 3.72 million streams across DSPs globally and 340,000 views on YouTube. Listen to “are we 3ven?“ below:
I See Stars is currently on the CONCRETE FOREVERNorth American Tour with Bad Omens and ERRA. For more information please click here
Born of Osiris has dropped a new single and visualizer for “Torchbearer“ (via Sumerian Records). Speaking about the track, the band shared:
“We are proud to present our newest single “Torchbearer”.
This song is darker musically and lyrically for us, incorporating more futuristic elements with aggressive rhythms and patterns. The world takes what it wants from you every day, but igniting the torch inside of yourself lets you push forward.
Announce Forthcoming Comic Book Series “Concrete Jungle” via Sumerian Records
Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens have today released the eagerly anticipated music video for their smash hit, “Just Pretend” (via Sumerian Records). The music video was directed by Erik Rojas (Chase Atlantic, Jessie J, Waterparks) and based on a story written by vocalist Noah Sebastian. The track itself has taken a life of its own, peaking at #1 on Active Rock radio while currently in the top 10 on Alt radio, and has amassed over 135 million streams and counting. Watch the official music video below.
The band also recently unveiled their new comic book series “Concrete Jungle” (via Sumerian Comics). Co-written by Noah Sebastian and Kevin Roditeli (“Freak Show”) and illustrated by Nicola Izzo, the four-issue monthly series will be available for purchase in stores beginning September 6. Be sure to keep an eye out for limited edition bundles later in the year and for further information, please click here.
Bad Omens slither through boundaries, only to ultimately choke convention in the process. The quartet—Noah Sebastian (vocals), Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson (guitar), Nick Ruffilo (bass), and Nick Folio (drums)—materialize with ghostly atmospherics, striking hooks, and the tingles of sensual high-register harmonies uplifted by cinematic production. Racking up over 250M worldwide streams to date and earning acclaim, the band presents an uncompromising and undeniable vision on their third full-length album, ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ (Sumerian Records).
“Making the record changed us as songwriters and musicians. In many ways, I feel like it set me free as an artist because every decision made in the writing process was for myself, with no fear for anyone else’s expectations of what our third album should sound like. Be it our fans or our record label.”
I See Stars fans, rejoice! The band has today dropped a new double-single “Anomaly“ + “Drift“ as well as the accompanying visualizers. Speaking about “Anomaly“, lead vocalist Devin Oliver shared:
“This track always sticks with me long after it has finished and, in the end, leaves me feeling both exposed and empowered. Anomaly was created from self-reflection and introspection during a time in my life when I was in and out of the hospital for 2 years battling a rare neurological disorder that led to me to chronic physical pain, headaches, & depression. It’s a powerful reminder to me that the clock is ticking and we must live on our own terms, true to ourselves and our values while battling the feeling of despair that comes when the world seems to be working against you. For a while I was grappling with the regret that I might have missed my opportunity and would be sick forever. No matter what is happening in our lives the most difficult battles we fight are the ones within ourselves. We hope that anomaly is a reminder that when the universe tests you, staying true to yourself is always worth the struggle.“
When asked about “Drift“, Oliver also commented:
“[This song] nods to the concept of our upcoming album. This song was written to be bipolar by nature, giving you no choice but to surrender to the ebbs and flows of your thoughts and emotions, pulling you in and out of focus. This song highlights a newfound sense of clarity in the wheel that we all submit to. It continues to spin in and out of a dark trip that provokes as it forces us to explore the murky depths of our minds and uncharted territories of our own psyche.“
Fans will have their opportunity to see I See Stars this fall on the Concrete Forever tour with Bad Omens and ERRA. For ticket information please click here, and keep your eyes peeled for more I See Stars news coming soon.
CONCRETE FOREVER North American Dates
September 1 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center (Sold Out)
September 2 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (Sold Out)
September 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater (Sold Out)
September 5 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live (Sold Out)
September 6 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (Sold Out)
September 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy (Sold Out)
September 9 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works (Sold Out)
September 12 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (Sold Out)
September 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall (Sold Out)
September 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (Sold Out)
September 15 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore (Sold Out)
September 16 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner (Sold Out)
September 18 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS (Sold Out)
September 19 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel (Sold Out)
September 21 – Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed (Sold Out)
September 24 – TBA
September 26 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom
September 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live (Sold Out)
September 29 – TBA
September 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union (Sold Out)
October 2 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (Sold Out)
October 3 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre (Sold Out)
October 4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo (Sold Out)
October 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium (Sold Out)
October 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels
October 10 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre (Sold Out)
October 11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Revel
October 13 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum (Sold Out)
Globally renowned independent record label, Sumerian Records have today announced the triumphant return of musical enigma, Poppy, to her original label home. To celebrate the newly inked deal, Poppy has also released brand new single “Church Outfit” which can be streamedHERE and it’s accompanying music video which can be watched below.
Speaking on his partnership with Poppy and her return to his label, Sumerian Records founder, Ash Avildsen shares
“The only thing more exciting than signing an iconic artist for the first time is signing them again, when they choose to return home. Poppy is a pioneer and lover of music, film, pro-wrestling, the unorthodox and the avant-garde. That is why I believe Sumerian is still the best label in the world for her. We are thrilled to have her back.”
During her initial time as a Sumerian Records artist, Poppy released two albums and an EP – 2020’s break out, ‘I DISAGREE’, 2021’sEAT (NXT SOUNDTRACK) andFLUX. She also became the first ever solo female artist to be nominated for “Best Metal Performance” at the Grammys for her single “BLOODMONEY”. Now, following a brief stint with Lava Records and the release of her EPSTAGGER last year, she returns home to Sumerian Records to continue her global domination.
Poppy has no regard for convention, genres, labels, assumptions, or expectations either. Instead, she eclipses all of them in the flames of an intensely uncompromising creative spirit with no rival. By burning everything down and building a vision of her own out of the ashes, she represents a future where high art and high fashion equal subversion of the highest order. Following a quiet grind, she reached critical mass with I Disagree.
Beyond tallying 100 million-plus streams, it concluded 2020 on year-end lists by Upset [#1], Revolver, Popbuzz, Kerrang!, and more as she graced the covers of NME, Revolver, Upset, Kerrang!, and Tush. Standout “BLOODMONEY” even garnered a GRAMMY® nod for “Best Metal Performance,” lifting her to rarified air as the “first-ever solo female artist nominated in the category.” At the same time, she electrified the stage at the GRAMMY® Awards.
Throughout 2021, Poppy only maintained her momentum with the EAT (NXT Soundtrack) EP, and Flux (album). She steered the vision entirely—from the aesthetic to personally directing multiple videos. Casting a shadow over multiple forms of media, she has also penned two graphic novels, Genesis One and Poppy’s Inferno, and her short film I’m Poppy premiered at Sundance Film Festival during 2019.
During October 2022, she released Stagger EP, premiering single “FYB” at Reading & Leeds.
“It’s an artist’s responsibility to always change,” she leaves off. “I don’t think I’d want to be in my body if I was repeating the same thing over and over again. I’m only competing with myself. I will continue to write the story until I get tired of the book. Then, I’ll write another one.”
Omaha-based hard rock quintet Through Fire has today released the official music video for their latest single, “Lose It“. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming new album Devil’s Got You Dreamin’ (via Sumerian Records). Watch the music video for “Lose It“ below, and pre-order Devil’s Got You Dreamin’ at the link here. Fans also have the chance to see the band on the road starting this month with Saliva and Any Given Sin and with Ill Nino and Dropout Kings starting in May (dates and ticket information here). Devil’s Got You Dreamin’ set for release on Friday, April 21.
DEVIL’S GOT YOU DREAMIN’
1. Karma Kills
2. Dead Winter
3. Wake Up
4. Lose It
5. Heal Your Wounds
6. For The Last Time
8. Over The Influence
13. The Road
Through Fire Upcoming Tour Dates
3/17 – Amelia Island, FL @ Saddler Ranch
3/18 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre
3/20 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
3/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergel’s
3/23 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
3/24 – Wyandotte, MI @ District 142
3/25 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
3/26 – McHenry, IL @ The Vixen
3/27 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
3/29 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
3/30 – Ft. Collins, CO @ The Coast
4/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
4/5 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Beer City Music Hall
With Ill Nino and Dropout Kings
5/4 – Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
5/5 – Winchester, VA - Blue Fox Billiards
5/6 – Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
5/7 – Horseheads, NY - The L
5/9 – Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedrafts
5/10 – Pittsburgh, PA - Crafthouse
5/11 – Lakewood, OH - Winchester Tavern
5/12 – Flint, MI - Machine Shop
5/13 – Angola, IN - Eclectic Room
5/14 – Joliet, IL - The Forge
5/16 – Bloomington, IL
5/17 - Belvidere, IL - The Apollo Theater
5/18 – Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
5/19 – Sioux Falls, SD - Bigs Bar
5/20 – Billings, MT - Pub Station
5/21 – Great Falls, MT - The Newberry
5/23 - Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
5/24 - Colorado Springs, CO - Sunshine Studios
5/25 – Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
5/26 – Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
5/27 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
5/30 – Lubbock, TX - Jakes
5/31 – Corpus Christi, TX - House Of Rock
6/1 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
6/2 – San Antonio, TX - The Rock Box
6/3 – Fort Worth, TX - Rail Club
6/4 – Tyler, TX - Country River Club
ABOUT THROUGH FIRE: Hard rock should exist outside of the system. It should break the mold. It should burn through expectations. Through Fire most certainly does. The Omaha, NE quartet—Justin McCain [lead guitar & songwriter], Grant Joshua Kendrick [lead vocals], Tyler Halverson [bass], and Zack Halverson [drums]—fuses hard-hitting riffs, lyrics that truly resonate and contagious melodies that are unforgettable. As a result, this impactful, immediate, and infectious fusion defies categorization and incites energy as boundless as the style itself. Additionally, the approach transformed the quartet into a phenomenon with chart-topping radio successes and over 275 million streams worldwide. Now, the same fire fuels the band’s third full-length for Sumerian Records. “This album takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions”. We’ve all been through the fiery trials of life, this album aims to empower us all to get up out of the pit of despair and be victorious over our difficult circumstances. “Recording these songs was truly therapeutic, going in the studio to unleash every raw, honest feeling imaginable while enduring the heat of life’s flames and heartache was powerful. This album brought us healing and we know from experience, we can all rise above whatever life throws our way.”