Pete Lynch Releases Music Video for “Till The Rivers Run Dry”

Colorado-based alt-rock artist Pete Lynch will be releasing his new sophomore album Kill the Monster on May 19th. Today, you can watch the music video for the first single “Till The Rivers Run Dry”. All the footage was shot by Pete himself while on a road trip, using a GoPro, GH2, and an HTC phone.

Since I wrote ‘Till the Rivers Run Dry’ during a 5000-mile road trip across America, it was logical to use some of the 200 hours of film I made on the journey for the music video,” says Lynch. “My intention was to visually translate the atmosphere of the song into a road movie, that would fit the melody, and communicate what the text means to me. The stars of the video are the empty road and the countryside, the vastness of the landscape, the fantastic colors and the invigorating beauty. I hope the video will inspire people like my road trip inspired me.

The track and album were mixed by Tim Palmer (known for his work with Pearl JamBlue OctoberOzzy and many more), who says “in a just world, ‘Till The Rivers Run Dry’ will be a smash.” Kill The Monster is a follow-up to Pete’s debut album Face Me! and explores different creative avenues, experimenting with different keys and tempos and using a variety of electronic elements. “I had a very clear vision of how I wanted the record to sound. I had played some of the songs live, so I had a better understanding of the way people react to the new songs,” says Lynch. “Till The Rivers Run Dry” is available on Spotify and iTunes 

Kill The Monster will be out on all digital retailers May 19th. Pre-order now on iTunes.

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Pete Lynch’s sophomore album Kill the Monster, mixed by Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam, Blue October), is a substantial step in his musical journey. “I had a very clear vision of how I wanted the record to sound. I had played some of the songs live, so I had a better understanding of the way people react to the new songs,” says Lynch. Taking a different approach musically and lyrically than on his debut album FACE ME!, Lynch explored different creative avenues, experimenting with keys and tempos, and using a variety of electronic elements to create a larger and fuller sound with an intriguing vibrant sonic atmosphere. “I wanted each song to stand on its own but also to melt together as one, creating a harmonic and cohesive album,” Pete says. He recorded 17 songs with his usual collaborators, drummer Sascha Bem and guitarist Markus Gartner and invited Simon Hinkler (from the UK outfit The Mission) to contribute guitar on the track “4010,” Pete’s first mini-opera. Kill The Monster was widdled down to 11 stellar songs, intelligently written, precisely executed and crafted, and armed to the teeth with bitter-sweet, catchy melodies and Pete’s very personal, emotional and intimate lyrics. Stories drawn from true life experiences and his views of the world, reflecting where he’s from and who he is.

Born in Silver Spring, Maryland and raised in a highly musical family, Pete discovered his love for music at a tender age. At six, he purchased his first album, The Who – Live at Leeds. A few weeks later, he picked up his father’s guitar and began learning his first chords from his dad, a Czech dissident. Shortly after, Pete’s parents decided to move to Europe. The rest of his childhood and youth were shaped by living in a foreign country, experiencing his mother and father getting divorced, getting in trouble with the law and, being torn between two continents. Experiences that had a profound impact on him. He was eleven when he moved on to playing the bass guitar, formed his first band and played his first concerts. At 14, Lynch decided to move back to Virginia and just two years later packed his bags again for a move back to Europe. He played in various bands, putting all his energy and time into writing songs, training his voice and vocal skills, and touring the continent playing in subways, in clubs and at festivals. He also supported bands such as the Go-Betweens, the Godfathers, Concrete Blonde, and toured Europe with Nina Hagen. Currently Pete has his home base in Denver and in Vienna.

American Standards Release Chaotic New Single and Video For “Carpe Diem, Tomorrow”

Phoenix hardcore outfit American Standards, has released their second music video single “Carpe Diem, Tomorrow“, which comes off their upcoming record “Anti-Melody“. In this claustrophobically dark video filmed by Jacob Reynolds (Dead Rabbits, Escape The Fate, The New Low), silhouettes of the band thrash amidst frantic lights, capturing the passion and intensity of the song.

Vocalist Brandon Kellum commented on the video saying, “We all know the person that’s been at their job for 10 years and complains every day about it, someone who’s planed on going back to school or wants to travel but always makes excuses on why they don’t. “Carpe Diem, Tomorrow” is about getting out of your comfort zone. Being open to new experiences and ways of thinking. Moving is living. You’re not getting any younger and there will never be a “right time” so do something that scares the hell out of you every day of your life.”

Anti-Melody” comes out April 28th and is available for preorder on iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp. Watch “Carpe, Diem, Tomorrow” below.

Along with the new music video, American Standards has announced “The Anti-Melody Tour” in support of the new album. The 10 day tour begins May 19th in Albuquerque, NM and will end in Reno, NV on May 28th. The band is known for its powerful live performance so make sure to check the dates below for a city near you.

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Formed in 2011, American Standards is a hard-hitting, emotionally and politically charged noise punk band from Phoenix, Arizona. Employing a blistering blend of chaotic hardcore and early era metalcore, the band released its powerhouse debut “Still Life” in 2012 under We Are Triumphant, an imprint of Victory Records.

In a time where many bands were competing to be the heaviest or catchiest, American Standards carved their own path with dynamic songwriting and thought provoking lyrics. This warranted them the opportunity to share the stage with acts such as Every Time I Die, Norma Jean, Zao, Atreyu and The Dillinger Escape Plan. American Standards quickly became known for their intense live show, tongue in cheek demeanor and relentless work ethic- booking hundreds of DIY tour dates, designing all its own merch/album art and producing several independent music videos.

Since Still Life, American Standards has released two EP’s and has announced a full length titled “Anti-Melody” set for release April 28th 2017. The album continues to build upon sociopolitical themes, corporate greed, media satire and materialism but with the loss of the bands original guitarist (Cody Conrad) to suicide and vocalists father to cancer during the writing process, the lyrics also have a much more dark and personal tone.

“In 1998 the iconic Swedish hardcore punk band Refused begged for it, in 2011 we finally began to hear the response. New Noise. American hardcore band American Standards has managed to bring a fresh spin on a genre that has become increasingly riddled with cookie cutter breakdowns and empty messages.” – Top40-Charts.com

Hollow Announce Debut Album; Release “Anomaly” Music Video

Metalcore quartet, Hollow has released their debut single “Anomaly“. The single comes from their upcoming debut album titled, Home Isn’t Where The Heart Is, which is set to release June 9th. The band formerly known as Hollow Heart has a history of metalcore, but in this new album, they mix genres of rock, metal and post hardcore giving a unique approach to the new modern metal genre.

“‘Home Is Not Where The Heart Is’ was originally going to be a concept album, and these lyrics were the only ones we kept after we decided against that. It’s all about how bleak the future looks. They describe all of humanity being narrowed down to one big city that’s sucking up the rest of our natural resources. So inside the walls everything looks fine, but the rest of world is just a big desert. It’s very Mad Max and it’s very Matrix.” – John Flynn, Bass/Vocals

Home Isn’t Where The Heart Is is now available for pre-order. Watch “Anomaly” below.

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Everybody has emotions that they don’t like to talk about; aggression, regret, desperation. Life isn’t cookie-cutter and neither is our music. We are angry, broken people with the mutual understanding that our listeners are probably able to relate to the places in life that have inspired our music. Hollow wants to create an atmosphere with our fan-base that allows them to express those emotions in a positive and constructive light, both with our live performances as well as our personal relationships with our fans. We want to use our music to facilitate community and help each other move forward with what we express in our music. No sugar-coating, no tiptoeing around our problems.

An honest, aggressive approach to music.

Riot Fest Announces Lineup!

Riot Fest has announced the initial wave of bands playing the 2017 iteration of the festival. This year’s fest will only be in Chicago, unlike previous years which saw the fest in Chicago along with Denver and Toronto.

So far, this year’s line up includes:

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker, New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (Dj Set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on The Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr, New Found Glory, Fidlar, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Actions Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus The Bear, The Mezingers, Liars, Gwar, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, Knuckle Puck, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners and more!

Paramore Release New Track and Video “Hard Times”

It’s been four years, but Paramore are back with a brand new track titled “Hard Times”. Along with the video and the song, the band announced a new album, titled “After Laughter”, which will be available May 12th on Fueled by Ramen Records.

Along with a lot of information about the album, it was also announced the Paramore will be playing this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago.

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LYRICS
All that I want
Is to wake up fine
Tell me that I’m alright
That I Ain’t gonna die
All that I want
Is a hole in the ground
You can tell me when it’s alright
For me to come out

HARD TIMES
Gonna make you wonder why you even try
HARD TIMES
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
THESE LIVES
And I still don’t know how I even survive
HARD TIMES
HARD TIMES
and i gotta get to rock bottom

Walking around
With my little raincloud
Hanging over my head
And it ain’t coming down
Where do I go?
Gimme some sort of sign
Hit me with lightning!
Maybe I’ll come alive

Tell my friends I’m coming down
We’ll kick it when I hit the ground

Soldiers Of A Wrong War Stream New Album

Alternative rock band Soldiers Of A Wrong War are streaming their upcoming sophomore release, Countdowns. The 10-track album is set to release today and will be released on all digital music retailers, as well as their web-store.

“‘Countdowns’ is our second full length release since our first album which we dropped in 2011. I think that people will immediately feel that the sound of this album is more mature, we had the chance to grow, to experience some changes in our lives and we started to listen to many different types of music, having the chance to absorb something from every new artist we fell in love with. We mixed all of that with the Soldiers Of A Wrong War imprint creating something that we’re really proud of.” – Adin Sulic, bass

You can stream Countdowns below and order the album via iTunes.

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“We live, bleed and breathe for music: it’s more than words, melodies and notes mixed up together, music is our lifeblood, it is where we thrive!”

Soldiers Of A Wrong War formed in 2007. Since the very beginning the guys took seriously their musical interests and after a few months they started to write their own music. After almost a year the band began recording their material in studio, recording at first a three tracks EP in 2009 and then, on January 2011, their first full length album, “Lights & Karma”. Both of the releases were completely self funded.

From the new album are available two singles and music videos: “Save Me” and “Dreamers”. In 2014 the guys released a brand new EP, “Slow” and an official video for the song ‘Slow’ was released too. On June 2016 a new single, “We Will Never Fall”, was released as well as the accompanying visuals via New Noise Magazine. The song is the anticipation of the band’s 2nd studio album, which will be available in early 2017.

If you’re looking for some fresh and sharp rock music that will jump into your ears to conquer your brain, freeze it in a moment of pure pleasure and give it back to you safely refreshed, then Soldiers Of A Wrong War is exactly what you need!

ChuggaBoom Release “White Moms Can’t Chugg” Music Video

Comedic metalcore outfit, ChuggaBoom is back and trolling the internet trolls with a new single titled, “White Mom’s Can’t Chugg”. The single inspired by Reddit users, comes from their upcoming EP, Kevin and is set to release May 12th.

“This song is the Chuggalo Anthem. Anyone who has ever listened to heavy music has been told that its just a phase and to listen to “real music”, but we are here to tell them to fuck off and join the Chugg Life. Its a pledge to both our fans and ourselves that we are never going to sell out and that we will always stay true to what we are – The Greatest Metalcore Band on Earth. The Chuggalos believe in what we stand for, so we need to stay true to that and make sure we are standing in solidarity with them. We’re never selling out, no matter what our parents say!”

Coming onto the UK metal scene two years ago with their debut album Zodiac Arrest, the band has quickly made a name for themselves with their satire storyline and obvious chugging riffs.

“After the success of the “Mad Skills Brah!” single, we did what any sensible band would do, and invested the Spotify revenue into a high interest current account and used the money to pay for the materials needed to develop our skills outside of the band,” says bassist Avira Caprica.

Kevin comes out May 12th and is available to pre-order now. Watch “White Moms Can’t Chugg” below.

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It is a period of civil war. ChuggaBoom, striking under an alias on Reddit, have won their first victory against the evil Genre Elitists. During the battle, Chugg spies managed to steal secret plans to the Elitist’s ultimate gripe,

Metalcore, a classification of music expertly crafted with enough power to destroy an entire generation of keyboard warriors. Pursued by the Elitist’s sinister agents, Levi Taurus races home aboard his moped, custodian of the stolen riffs that can save his people and restore metalcore to the galaxy….

It has been a long 18 months since Zodiac Arrest arrived on planet earth to save metalcore from the scrutiny of the internet, and the call has been made that it needs saving again. Enter Kevin.

ChuggaBoom heard the prayers and Kevin is here to answer them. Fuelled only by merchandise sales and Spotify revenue, the band locked themselves away for almost seven hours to produce their Sistine Chapel, their Taj Mahal, their Membury Business Park. An Extended EP (for legal reasons) so profound it will re-define an already re-defined genre, forever.

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