NYC Melanated Rock Band OXYMORRONS Sign To Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group And Drop New Single “Enemy” With Explosive Music Video

New York City’s hip-hop fusion rock band OXYMORRONS – who have trademarked the term Melanin Punk to define their hybrid sound and the culture they are curating -continue their ascendency with the announcement of their signing to Mascot Records. Today, they have kicked off this next phase with a brand-new single and video for the monster anthem-in-waiting “Enemy.”  The release comes just ahead of the band joining Bad Omens for their sold-out European and UK tour in February and March. The cultural melting pot of New York runs through Oxymorrons veins and bleeds into the unique cocktail that makes up their signature sound. After years of being told they … Continue reading NYC Melanated Rock Band OXYMORRONS Sign To Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group And Drop New Single “Enemy” With Explosive Music Video

Oli Brown & The Dead Collective ‘Prelude’ EP Out Now

Award winning British guitarist and songwriter Oli Brown releases his debut EP ‘Prelude’, a collection of 4 deep, gritty, powerful and soul searching songs with his rousing new band Oli Brown & The Dead Collective. Available on all digital platforms, the limited edition CD run of 250 sold out within 27 hours and a strictly limited edition vinyl run of 100 with alternative artwork sold out in 7 hours clearly showing that demand and anticipation is high for this exciting new band. “It all comes from a unique and honest place, the perfect blend of my origins and distinctive alternative … Continue reading Oli Brown & The Dead Collective ‘Prelude’ EP Out Now

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group Release Vai/Gash Today

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group release VAI / GASH digitally and on CD today. The vinyl album will follow on February 24.  He shares, “Vai / Gash was written and recorded in somewhat of a stream of consciousness in 1991 within perhaps a 2-week period as an answer to my desire to have a particular kind of music to listen to when I was riding my Harley Davison Motorcycle with my friends. One of those friends was John ‘Gash’ Sombrotto, who is the powerful singer on this record. It’s reminiscent of a certain type of rock music … Continue reading Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group Release Vai/Gash Today

Hanoi Rocks Announce Redux Release of ‘Oriental Beat’ Available March 17th 

‘Oriental Beat’ by Hanoi Rocks gets the redux treatment, officially mixed and revived from the original sessions, and released on March 17th on deluxe vinyl and CD. Dubbed the “re(al)mix”, this 40th anniversary edition was mixed by Petri Majuri at E-Studios in Finland in collaboration with the band. Vocalist Michael Monroe calls this release “the longest and slowest album recording project ever,” stating that “40 years in the making, it’s not just a remix, but the REAL MIX supervised and approved by Hanoi Rocks”. Recorded in London, UK in 1981, for 200 pounds a day, ‘Oriental Beat’ was made during the height of the British Punk + New Wave movement, when the band was hanging out with everyone from Phil Lynott to the Damned. Hanoi … Continue reading Hanoi Rocks Announce Redux Release of ‘Oriental Beat’ Available March 17th 

OVERKILL Announce New Album Scorched + Release Visualizer For – The Surgeon

For four decades, OVERKILL have been the trailblazers in producing some of the most signature moments in the world of metal. On April 14th, the New Jersey Thrash legends will bludgeon your ears with their twentieth studio album, entitled Scorched via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band offers fans the first taste of the album with the single, “The Surgeon”. Listeners will enjoy a crash course in OVERKILL 101 featuring blistering vocals, surgically shreddy riffs, galloping drums, and the dirty low-end bass that fans come out of the gutter for. . Enjoy the classic sound has made you love the NJ thrash outfit for … Continue reading OVERKILL Announce New Album Scorched + Release Visualizer For – The Surgeon

Full lineups have been revealed for HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS FEST CALIFORNIA

Full lineups have been revealed for HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS FEST CALIFORNIA, the mini-festival curated by Europe’s #1 stoner, doom and psych rock powerhouse Heavy Psych Sounds, to take place on March 25-26th in San Francisco and the Joshua Tree desert!  HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS FEST has become a trademark event among heavy and fuzz rock fans, taking over the biggest European cities from London to Rome, Bruxelles and Paris since its inception in 2015. Embracing the success of the 2019 and 2022 editions, Heavy Psych Sounds are now set to return to California with their biggest lineup to date! Combining mighty performances from legendary trailblazers Windhand, Weedeater and … Continue reading Full lineups have been revealed for HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS FEST CALIFORNIA

DEATHSTARS – announce New Album – Everything Destroys You / Check out the video for – This Is

Swedish industrial cult act DEATHSTARS finally return with their latest sonic output Everything Destroys You, which will be released on May 5th through Nuclear Blast Records.Their first release in over eight years marks a long-awaited comeback, spotlighting everything that is DEATHSTARS: adrenaline, bombast, sex & glam! “The reason it’s been taking so long is that we simply wanted – and needed – a break after intense touring and so on, and on top of that the pandemic happened so tours were postponed and the release with them, so it feels fantastic to finally be able to present Everything Destroys You‘, says Nightmare Industries. The band are celebrating their return with an amazing video … Continue reading DEATHSTARS – announce New Album – Everything Destroys You / Check out the video for – This Is

Death Metal Legends OBITUARY Announce Spring North America Headline Tour

Legendary Florida Death Metal icons OBITUARY announce Spring North America tour dates! OBITUARY are touring in support of their critically acclaimed new album ‘Dying of Everything’! The tour begins April 28 and ends in late May. Support will be provided by Immolation, Blood Incantation & Ingrown. A full list of tour dates is available below & tickets are on sale Friday, January 27 @ 10:00 AM Local Time. Tickets will be available HERE ‘Dying of Everything’ is out now on LP/CD/CS/Digital & available directly from Relapse.com HERE or from your favorite local retailer. After listening to ‘Dying of Everything’ be sure to check out this new interview with drummer Donald Tardy on CNN.com about his … Continue reading Death Metal Legends OBITUARY Announce Spring North America Headline Tour

Electro Wave Devotees PRIEST, Featuring Former Members Of GHOST, Cover The Holiest Of Holy Electronic Bands, DEPECHE MODE

Following up on their hugely popular, first ever US tour last October in support of their magnificent studio album BODY MACHINE, dark wave wizards PRIEST are back with a brand-new single that befits both their sound and image. “PERSONAL JESUS” ranks as one of the most popular songs by British godfathers of electro DEPECHE MODE from that group’s best-selling massively influential 1990 VIOLATOR album. The song not only became a wildly popular radio hit upon its release, it has endured through the years with cover versions by everyone from Johnny Cash to Marilyn Manson. On this new version, PRIEST vocalist … Continue reading Electro Wave Devotees PRIEST, Featuring Former Members Of GHOST, Cover The Holiest Of Holy Electronic Bands, DEPECHE MODE

Blackie Lawless Reflects on the W.A.S.P. US Tour and Prepares for Europe with New Dates and VIP Tix

W.A.S.P. wrapped up their first US tour in 10 years with a sold out show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, this brings a total of 18 sold out shows for the US tour. The show features the return of Animal F**k Like a Beast, which hasn’t been played live in over 15 years. The tour was recently selected by Metal Edge as one of the 10 Best Hard Rock and Metal Tours of 2022, by Ultimate Classic Rock as one of the 22 Memorable Rock Tours of 2022, by BraveWords.com writers as Top Concert of 2022 and by the … Continue reading Blackie Lawless Reflects on the W.A.S.P. US Tour and Prepares for Europe with New Dates and VIP Tix