Chapellz Release Music Video for “Passion”

Canadian electro-rock duo Chapellz has released a music video for their single “Passion”. The song will be on the band’s upcoming debut EP The Notone releasing on 9/1 and is a dramatic love story between a starlet and a common man.

The video was inspired by 40’s Film Noir,” says Ced Chapellz, the producer and guitarist for the band. “They fall in love and get married. A few years later, the sudden death of her husband left her with questions and a deep depression. She died old at her home with her broken heart. She never knew who or what had killed her late husband. The ending is the starlet returning to life in the present times (2017) she runs into a man andgets a feeling of deja vu. She felt like she knew him, but has no idea who he is, like a ghost she ones knew.

The Notone will be available on all digital retailers on 9/1.

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Counterfeit Culture Release “Apothecary” Music Video Feat. Ricky Armellino of This Or The Apocalypse

Post-hardcore quartet Counterfeit Culture has released a music video featuring Ricky Armellino of This Or The Apocalypse, for their single, “Apothecary“. The video showcases a violent relationship which highlights the message of the band’s recently released EP titled, Deathwish.

Guitarist, Patrick Robertson talked about the video saying, “This music video is the most meaningful thing of the whole release for all of us. We spent so much time planning out the storyboard, and drove all the way to Lancaster, PA to film part of it. Of course having our good friend Ricky Armellino in it makes it that much more special to all of us. We wanted to follow up on our music video for X, and put out something that’s just as impactful. Alec and Kiera, the actor and actress in this video did an absolutely amazing job portraying an abusive relationship. This is a culmination of all our hard work, and we hope everyone can get something out of it!”

Deathwish which dropped August 1st. was produced and engineered by Armellino and gives off the melodic metal vibes and harmonious vocals that will remind listeners of This Or The Apocalypse. Watch the new music video for “Apothecary” below and stream the rest of Deathwish HERE.

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In this day and age, we’re constantly bombarded by an onslaught of overwhelming influences from the entertainment industry and the media. It’s inescapable. Standing out from the pack becomes a bold proposition and an even bolder move. That’s where Counterfeit Culture come in. Not only do the New Jersey quartet—Nick Broglio [vocals], Patrick Robertson [guitar], Elijah Pagan [bass], and Chris Smith [drums]—shake up heavy music, but they also shake up pop culture at large, ripping conventions to shreds with an artful amalgam of intricate metallic musicianship and alternative-inspired melodies. Their 2017 Deathwish EP introduces an infectious ideology.

“The name Counterfeit Culture basically says that we live in a society where TV shows, movies, magazines, and web sites tell us how to dress, how to act, and how to live our lives,” says Patrick. “Society tries to force you to be a certain way. We’re saying that’s wrong, and you can be whoever you want to be and live life however you want.”

The members initially met in 2015 while still in high school. They quickly built a local buzz, performing with top-notch acts such as Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Like Moth To Flames, The Plot In You, Erra, Thy Art Is Murder, Invent, Animate, and many more. In 2017, they worked with producer Ricky Armellino [Currents, This Or The Apocalypse] and mixer Taylor Larson [Periphery, Darkest Hour] on what would become Deathwish.

“We take inspiration from multiple genres,” the guitarist goes on. “Of course, we’re a heavy band, and we’ve got those down-tuned breakdowns. At the same time, there are melodic riffs and singing with layers of vocal harmonies. It’s this mix between alternative and metal.”

The single “Apothecary” illuminates the nuances of that style. Snapping from precise polyrhythmic pummeling into hypnotic harmonies, it consciously speaks up against domestic violence lyrically and in its cinematic music video.

“The lyrics are about pretending to be someone you’re not and trying to sell yourself as someone you’re not,” explains Nick. “The music video tells that story of domestic abuse. We gave it visual representation. It’s a girl in this abusive relationship, making it seem normal. Obviously, she’s in pain, but she doesn’t show it.”

Elsewhere, “X” tackles the horrors of drug addiction through a tightly woven sonic assault, “Second Soul” examines “the self-destructive death of one’s former self.” The band separates itself from their contemporaries through both the integration of melody and a fashion-conscious image, eschewing the typical “black t-shirt and jeans,” as Patrick puts it.

Drawing inspiration from remaining outsiders since growing up through and through, Deathwish is as real as heavy music gets. “When people hear this EP, I hope they think about how they’re living their lives and open their eyes,”Patrick concludes. “You don’t have to just do things the way your favorite actor does. Take our songs as inspiration to live your life how you want to live.”

“The songs come from an honest place,” Nick leaves off. “They talk about my past. I felt myself change as a person. I want other people to know that change is possible.”

Bella Rose Drops “Trouble” Music Video

Hard rock quartet Bella Rose has premiered their new single and video titled, “Trouble“. The video comes as a prequel to the group’s debut music video, “The Wayside“, with the first scene of the new video, leading in with an inebriated stumble into the opening location for “The Wayside”.

“‘Trouble’ is was written lyrically to make you question what the song is about. What this song means to me, and the trouble in a black dress, could be interpreted in many different ways by the listener. It’s opened ended for you address your own temptations and vices.” – Vocalist, Zachary Rutter

Mixed with clean vocals, heavy guitar riffs and driving drums, Bella Rose has set the tone of the band and for what’s in store. Watch “Trouble” below and stream the new single on Apple Music today.

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Patience and perfection, the Austin based Bella Rose live by these core principles, and for years have waited for the right time to debut new music aimed for the masses. Starting as the brainchild of vocalist Zachary Scott Rutter and guitarist Kendall Davis, Bella Rose has taken many scrapes and shapes in the process of discovering their unique sound. With the addition of drummer Justin Miller and bassist Patrick Nikel, The four-piece bring a modern, yet nostalgic sound to active Pop and Rock music. With influences ranging from the late 80’s era of Guns N Roses, to the current anthemic melodies of Fall Out Boy, Bella Rose have created a style that is genuine and true to their own. The release of their singles The Wayside, Whispers, and now Trouble, have set the tone for 2017 and beyond, as the band firmly establishes itself for success.

Chillwave/R&B artist Amber Ryann Releases New EP with an Introspective Video Series

California chillwave/R&B artist Amber Ryann‘s new record Voice Memos is truly a “behind the looking glass” attempt at self-discovery. In an effort to give the listener a better understanding of the record’s message, Ryann has released an accompanied video for each song, all filmed by Darius Turbak. It begins with the silhouetted title track and leads into the wavy, atmospheric pop single “For Real” featuring rapper Airospace.

Another special guest on the record includes “Like I’m Gonna Die” featuring Samantha Stone. The mood within the song’s lyricism is lonesome, sorry, and bitter, and is a constant question of purpose. When writing it, Ryann had been in a state of exhausted hopelessness. It’s a story on reflection, days in which she dealt with intense depression and endured a period of binging. “I had brought so much ill will upon myself to alleviate my own pain, at some point I felt destined to fail so I no longer wanted to try. ” says Ryann.

Although her music has a conscious hip-hop quality, Ryann first recognized her passion for music after seeing the My Chemical Romance video for “Helena” and watching Gerard Way’s emotionally intensive delivery. She consumed a healthy dose of rock and hardcore in the years to follow, but when her father, a rap/R&B producer, encouraged her to branch out, that’s when she really began to grow as a multi-instrumentalist. The new record is Ryann’s effort to find where she stands in a world with social and racial turmoil, and how her empathy plays a role.

Voice Memos is available now on Bandcamp.

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Me Like Bees Team with Image Comics in New Music Video

Comic book series The Realm has enlisted the musical services of Joplin, MO’s indie pop darlings Me Like Bees to put together the soundtrack for the upcoming release. Today, we have the music video for the first of five singles “The River Divides” coincides with the comic’s first issue being released on 9/13.

The post-apocalyptic high fantasy comic series is be distributed by Image Comics (known best for The Walking Dead) and is about a group of people who are constantly coming to grips with a hostile new world, all the while struggling with their checkered pasts that pale in comparison to the horrors they are forced to survive daily.

Vocalist Luke Sheafer says “When I wrote the lyrics, I was imagining salty, war-ready people who lamented the world they now live in, while also pining for their former lives, as bogged down with worries, regrets, and fear as they may have been.

Comic creator Jeremy Haun told Alternative Press “The band and I actually come from the same small town. A mutual friend sent over Me Like Bees’ first album ‘The Ides’ just before it came out a few years ago. I put it it on while I sat drawing comics. I played through. Several times.

This soon turned into a friendship between the band and Haun, which led to many talks about future collaborations. Haun says they kept doing the “We need to work together!” thing for awhile until about a year ago. “I started working on this comics project The Realm and thought we could collaborate on a song for the project. Luke thought about it, pitched it to the band, they were in. They put together ‘The River Divides’ and it was everything I wanted it to be. It stood on it’s own as a song, but then worked perfectly as a theme song for the project. It was like the opening credits theme to an HBO series or Netflix show.”

Read the complete interview at Alternative Press. For more info and to check out the comic when it releases on 9/13 visit http://www.realmcomic.com/.

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Rock Band Ira Hill Release Unruly Music Video for “American Outlaws”

Cleveland, OH rock n’ roll quartet Ira Hill has released a music video for their new boozed-up, live in the moment single “American Outlaws”. The explicit video for the western-tinged rock track follows vocalist Nick Wagner (formerly of Like Tyrants) around town, breaking laws and narrowly escaping. The song is the title track to Ira Hill’s upcoming EP that will arrive on 9/8 and follows-up the record’s first single “Dirty Little Habit“.

The sex doll kept deflating after every shot, so I had to reinflate it continuously,” says drummer Jordon Marich. “We all had fun, but at the expense of our star actress…this video is dedicated to Kinky Kim.

Reflecting on the recording experience of American Outlaws, producer Evan Mckeever (Nine Shrines) says “Every recording session turned into a giant rager. I tried to have a sober session with them once…they didn’t let me.” That kind of energy can be heard throughout the EP’s six tracks.

Pre-order American Outlaws here and listen to the single on Spotify.

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The Plague Release Touching New Single “Will You Ever Know Me”

Fresh off their run with Music Saves Lives on Vans Warped Tour, Rochester-based “Futurepunk” band The Plague has released their latest single “Will You Ever Know Me”. The track is a very personal story about frontman David Adam Monroe’s relationship with his father.

He was diagnosed with cancer at a time where our relationship was not at a strong point,” says Monroe. “The song is about grieving the loss of a relationship, when part of you wants to keep hope alive.

“Will You Ever Know Me” will be on The Plague’s debut album Hope For The F.U.T.U.R.E, releasing on October 13th via Recover Records. While out on Warped Tour, the band distributed 22,000 samplers including their singles “Danger,” “Not The Only One,” and “Fallen.” The proceeds were donated to the Music Saves Lives foundation.

Before starting The Plague, Monroe led the band Third Estate who appeared on Warped Tour from 02-06 and toured with many established acts such as Story Of The Year, Yellowcard, and My Chemical Romance. After their disbandment, Monroe began producing records alongside Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Earl Cohen (Lady Gaga, Pink, Jessica Simpson), and served as an A&R rep for Victory and Torque records.

“Will You Ever Know Me” is available track now on iTunes.

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