Counterfeit Culture Release “Apothecary” Lyric Video Featuring Ricky Armellino

Post-hardcore act Counterfeit Culture has released their second single, “Apothecary” featuring Ricky Armellino of This Or The Apocalypse. The new lyric video talk about the purpose of the band’s message and the severity of domestic abuse, which is a reoccurring theme in the group’s newly announced, debut EP, Deathwish, which is set to release August 1st.

“Each of our music videos/songs have a message pertaining to an issue in society, (drug abuse, domestic abuse, etc), and our vision is to be more than just musicians, we want to be activists. The four of us want to help shift focus onto more important issues and prevent further damage to those who are lost or unheard,” says, vocalist, Nick Broglio.

In early 2017, the quartet went into the studio with Armellino (This Or The ApocalypseCurrents), who produced and engineered, what is now Deathwish. Mixed and mastered by Taylor Lawson (PeripheryDarkest Hour), the group shows promise with more to come after the release of this three track EP. Pre-orders are available at Counterfeit Culture‘s web-store.

“This EP has been a very emotional release for us. The feelings that went into each song have come from experiences in our lives and in the lives of people around us. Our goal is to portray those difficulties that we and others face in an attempt to shed light on real-life issues in society,” Broglio comments.

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The Night Of Release Music Video For New Single “Echoes”

Alternative rock outfit The Night Of has released a new music video for their second single “Echoes“. The single carries over from the group’s first released single, “Shameless” with a continuation of poppy synth, rock riffs, and charming melodies. The band is set to release their debut EP later this summer.

Bassist, Nick Asper says, “Echoes is primarily about living life to the fullest and doing what truly makes you happy despite what anyone else says.”

Watch the new music video for “Echoes” below.

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The Night Of formed in the Fall of 2016, and began recording their EP immediately in North Carolina at Bloodstone Studios. After a few months behind the scenes, The Night Of went public in early 2017. They released their first single,”Shameless”, in February, which caught the attention of many people. They began to play shows and festivals in the Texas area. In March, The Night Of played So What?! Music Festival where they opened up for Mayday Parade, We The Kings, NeverShoutNever and many others. In April, they played Texas Independence Fest where they opened up for Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, and The Devil Wears Prada. After these festivals, they decided to finished up their EP to have it ready for release by the summer.

One Last Shot Premiere Music Video Ahead of Warped Tour Run

Horror-infused punk/screamo band One Last Shot from Syracuse, NY has released a new music video for their single “Grim Reminder”. The track premiered on the Vans Warped Tour website in anticipation for the group’s appearance on the festival this year. In the video, the band conceptualizes the idea that people are often afraid to express themselves the way they want to in life, due to the fear of judgement and ridicule.

The smiling masks & matching shirts represent how people wear fake smiles on their face and dress the same to fit in,” says vocalist Jeremy Romance. “Even though they may want to express themselves differently, deep down inside, they’re afraid of doing so. At the end of the video they force the masks on us, symbolizing that some people would rather us be like everyone else, instead of expressing ourselves the way we actually feel.”

The video was shot by B-horror director Ron Bonk (She KillsNight of the Strange) and the comes from One Last Shot’s latest concept album The Death of a Poet & All of His Friends. The “Poet” character is loosely based off Romance’s own struggles with life and death. At age 17, he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that has no cure and requires daily medication in order for him to stay alive.

The Death of a Poet & All of His Friends is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

Upcoming Warped Tour Dates: 
7/7 – Camden, NJ 
7/8 – Wantagh, NY 
7/8 – Hartford, CT 
7/10 – Scranton, PA

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Audible Joes Release Music Video for New Single “Speaker Submission”

Audible Joes, a punk band from Cork, Ireland, do not sound like your typical Irish punk band. Swapping out bagpipes for gritty guitars and heavily melodic hooks, the Emerald Isle quartet has released a music video for their new single “Speaker Submission”. The track is taken from their upcoming sophomore full-length Irrational Anthems, an album full of blistering and abrasive tracks that will be released on July 14th.

The song was written after a particularly scary case of sleep paralysis,” says frontman Michael Stone. “The episode involved being strapped into a chair with a loud set of speakers pumping an endless wave of white noise at me. After regaining control from the episode I realized that I can’t take what I do for granted. The white noise was deafening and it threatened everything that I love in life and work towards. Sound is all I have. The song itself is inspired by taking solace and comfort in the music that drives and you and keeps you moving forward.

Audible Joes formed in 2010 and released their debut album Medicine For Modern Living in 2015. Irrational Anthems will be available on all digital retailers on July 14th.

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Outer Glow (ex-I See Stars) Announce Debut EP “Lunar // Effect”

North Carolina metal outfit Outer Glow has announced their debut EP titled, Lunar // Effect, set to release June 30th. Formed in July of 2016 by Zach Johnson, the former I See Stars vocalist, the band has continuing to build their fanbase by releasing three singles, which are featured on their upcoming EP. After leaving I See Stars, Johnson commented, saying,

“I See Stars was a huge part of my life that I’ll never forget or regret. It truly was a dream come true to travel the world and play the tunes we wrote together. The end of my career with I See Stars at first was pretty rocky and it was hard for me not to be bitter, until I seen them play a show without me and saw how happy they were and I knew it was for the best. Outer Glow has been so amazing. It’s the first time I’ve ever had the freedom to express myself lyrically and emotionally and that’s something I’ve been waiting for my whole life. Every member of I See Stars is a composer as well, so sometimes writing songs got very emotional to people’s attachments to their art, with Outer Glow it just seems to click. Everybody is pretty good at letting go of ideas if it doesn’t pass the democracy of the band. Especially the song “Monsters” I wrote lyrically about struggles with growing up in a broken home and having negative traits of your parents or family. I personally didn’t grow up in a broken home but a lot of my best friends did and I’ve been around it and have seen how much of an influence it can have on people. I’m super excited for everybody to hear what the other guys and I from Outer Glow have put together for our EP, Lunar // Effect. We all put so much time and effort in composing this Ep and I’m beyond thrilled with how it turned out. To wrap things up I’d just like to thank everybody who has ever supported my music career including my friends and family and I See Stars. I love you all and wouldn’t be able to do what I do without you guys.”

Outer Glow are set to perform their CD release show on June 30th at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC. Watch Outer Glow‘s latest single “Monsters” off the upcoming EP below.

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Outer Glow is a 6 piece North Carolina Metal band formed in July of 2016 with Chris Watts and former I See Stars vocalist Zach Johnson. The band began an aggressive online campaign via social media to get the word out about the band which at the start also had Outline & Color bassist Michael Skaggs who later left the band. The band went to release two debut singles in 2016 ‘Sycophant’ and ‘All That Talk’ which featured Ryan Kirby of Fit For A King, With new members being rotated in the lineup settled with dual frontmen Chris Watts/Zach Johnson, Guitars featuring Kandon Monk and Paco Vergara who also does cleans, Bass with John Hicks and Drew Knoeller on drums. The band later announced their debut EP ‘Lunar//Effect’ for 2017 with the single ‘Monsters’ which was produced by Kile Odell of Failure Anthem. The release date of June 30th also coincided with the band’s debut show in Greensboro, NC.

Defy The Tide Release “Traced In Flames” Music Video

CB Entertainment‘s melodic metal quintet, Defy The Tide has released a new music video for their current single “Traced In Flames“. The song comes from their four track EP, Soteria which was produced by John Burke of Vibe Studios and released this past April. With the powerful vocals from Carly Rose and the heavy melodic riffs, Defy The Tide is showing much promise to the future of metal.

“Love isn’t always easy or pretty or what you may think you want it to be. But love is strong and bold and daring and not something that you can easily forget or let go of. Live through love because love never dies.” -Carly Rose (Vocalist)

Soteria is available on iTunes and all other digital music retailers. Watch the new video “Traced In Flames” below and stream the single on Spotify or Apple Music.

About Defy The Tide:

Defy the Tide was founded in May of 2014 when vocalist Carly Simon-Warneke and was assisted by local friends in recruiting guitarists Jesse Scott and Matt Friede along with drummer Luke Tenley.

After signing with CB Entertainment in 2016, they entered Vibe Studios in Cleveland, OH with producer John Burke to perfect the latest EP effort “Soteria”. Debuting with over 300 copies in their first week and immediately performing at SXSW in Austin, TX the band continues to progress forward with fast paced momentum.

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Vault 51 Drops Second Single “Magnolia” & Announce Debut EP

Atlanta rock quintet Vault 51 has released a new single titled, “Magnolia“, which follows up on their recent debut single, “Thirty Six“. The new release continues with the outfit’s colorful rock vibe with melodic driven riffs and clean harmonious singing, giving a glimpse on what’s to come from Vault 51.

“We chose to release Magnolia as a single, because we felt it was an appropriate song to reflect the overall theme that our EP gives off. That is, the idea that as we grow older, life seems to pass us by more and more quickly. Life is constantly ticking by, whether you want it to or not. And we spend so much of that time completely wasted. Everyone wants to create something beautiful before they die. To leave their mark on the world. We all start from nothing and strive to grow into something beautiful, much like a Magnolia flower.” -Vocalist, Landon Jones

Along with the new single, comes the announcement of the rock group’s debut EP Kid. Produced by Drew Fulk (I Prevail, Motionless In White) and mixed by Lee Rouse, the forthcoming EP is set to release July 20th. You can purchase the new single “Magnolia” on iTunes and watch the colorful visual below.

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Vault 51 is an alternative rock quintet from Atlanta, GA. Despite facing many obstacles that would force most to disband and move on, the group instead chose to persevere and press on with what they set out to accomplish. After years of developing their unique sound, Vault 51 is thrilled to release their debut EP ‘Kid’, available July 20th, 2017.