Ghost Atlas Releases Music Video for Melodic, Sultry Single “Legs”

Jesse Cash is primarily known for his role in the Sumerian Records metal band ERRA, but there is a melodic, alt-rock side to his writing and today you can hear it in the form of “Legs.” The sultry single from his side project dubbed Ghost Atlas will be on the upcoming debut full-length All is in sync and there’s nothing left to sing about, set to release independently on November 17th.

Cash says “Erra is a metal band, I’ve always enjoyed playing and writing that stuff, but Ghost Atlas is more of a reflection of what I personally enjoy, what I listen to most and what influenced my songwriting late in high school.

The primary objective of “Legs” is to set a provocative tone. “It has a dark, uncomfortable, yet sexy vibe to it,” says Cash. “It’s like the sound of sadomasochism and hopefully invokes a mood in the listener that is similar to the feeling I get from listening to a song like ‘You’ve Seen the Butcher’.

All is in sync and there’s nothing left to sing about will be released 100% independently on November 17th. Cash invested thousands of dollars of his own money into this release and says “The freedom of total independence is super gratifying. It showcases a protective spirit towards the integrity of the music and general creative direction, as well as a more personal feeling of getting your music directly from the musician.

Pre-order All is in sync and there’s nothing left to sing about now here.

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Rest, Repose Release Music Video For “Hanging By A Thread”

Seattle based hard rock outfit Rest, Repose has released a new music video for their current single “Hanging By A Thread“. The song comes from the group’s debut Self-titled full-length, which released this past spring and reached #25 on the iTunes Alternative Chart & #22 on Billboards Hard Rock Charts. With powerful, soaring vocals and raw, heavy guitars riffs, Rest, Repose showcases what’s to come.

Drummer, Jared Dines told us, “This song represents the trials of a relationship and doing everything you can to keep someone happy, and losing yourself in the process.”

Watch “Hanging By The Thread” below and check out the band’s Self-titled album on Spotify and Apple Music.

About Rest, Repose:

Rest, Repose is an Alternative Rock band from Seattle, WA. Combining de-tuned, heavy guitar riffs with soaring, melodic vocals, the bands message is one of positivity and unity. Featuring YouTubers Jared Dines (drums) and Fluff (guitar) the band put out their debut Sleep City EP in December 2015. Rounded out by Josh McDowell on bass and Tony Cappocchi on guitar, Rest, Repose look to tour the U.S and abroad in 2017 and 2018. With fresh musical blood in new singer Tanner Cowens, the band put out their debut self-titled full length album on May 19th. Reaching #25 on the iTunes Alternative chart& #22 on Billboards Hard Rock Charts, Rest, Repose look forward to hitting the road to support the album.

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Hostile Array Release “Herd Instinct” Music Video

Maryland metalcore quintet Hostile Array, formerly known as My Ransomed Soul, has premiered their new music video for their second single “Herd Instinct“. Outspoken and message driven about the major conflicts in the world, the new single, deals with the idea of blind patriotism and the growth of radical nationalism in the United States.

“If we lose our principles, our nation has no value,” explains vocalist Brendan Frey. “We have lost our sense of what it means to have true freedom. If you protest the system or the powers that be, people often claim that you’re ‘anti-American’. In my opinion, dissent is one of the highest forms of patriotism.”

Herd Instinct” comes from the band’s upcoming record, set to release in 2018. Watch the new music video below.

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Politics and art have a long history together. Music, in particular, has been used to protest, educate, and even to propagandize. It is undeniable that its influence has helped shape society as we know it. Hailing from Frederick, Maryland, Hostile Array aims to bring their own unapologetic perspective to an increasingly divisive culture.

The group, made up of Brendan Frey, Garrison Frey, Hector Fernandez, Fredy Menjivar, and Andrew Markle, released their first single, “Devoid”, in July of 2017 which focused on the tragedy of civilian casualties in the Middle East and US intervention policies. The band aims to continue the political and social dialogue with each new release. Pulling from a variety of influences such as Underoath, Norma Jean, Silent Planet, and Architects, the band delivers a diverse and unique blend of sounds, while maintaining a message that questions the status quo.

Hardcore Veterans Lionheart Return with New Single “Trial By Fire”

Over a year ago, California’s reigning kings of heavy hardcore, Lionheart, decided to call it quits. However, it wasn’t long before they realized that walking away was futile. The group has announced their return via the new single “Trial By Fire.” The song will be on their upcoming full-length Welcome To The West Coast II, a sequel of sorts to one of their most acclaimed albums that brought forth a new era in California hardcore.

When we started writing these songs we had no idea if they’d ever get released at all so there was no pressure, no timelines, and no expectations,” said the band. “We wrote whatever the fuck we wanted and we ended up with the best shit we’ve ever written. No gimmicks, no hype, no bullshit- ‘WTTWC II’ is pissed, heavy, and straight-up.

Lionheart stormed onto the West Coast hardcore scene in 2007, taking influence from bands like Blood For BloodHatebreed, and Ringworm; the band came out swinging with a full blown assault of blistering metallic hardcore. Since then they’ve released five albums, including 2016’s Love Don’t Live Here, a well-received record that charted #2 on the iTunes Metal Charts.

Welcome To The West Coast II is available now for pre-order via Fast Break Records, who are also offering a limited vinyl run. “Trial By Fire” is live now on Spotify.

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Call Me King Reveal “Sycamore Lane” Music Video

Texas based post hardcore outfit Call Me King has released their new music video for “Sycamore Lane“. The single comes from the group’s latest full length, …And the Snow Will Turn to Ash, which dropped late 2016 and was produced by Craig Owens of Chiodos and recorded by Jordan DiSorbo of Before Their Eyes.

“This song is about the walls we create within ourselves, and breaking free from those walls,” says vocalist, Joel Gauthier. “The video exemplifies the fact that those walls can only be broken from the inside; no one can save you from yourself but you.”

You can check out the new video for “Sycamore Lane” below and stream ...And the Snow Will Turn to Ash on Spotify HERE.

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Established in the spring of 2015, Call Me King quickly got to work creating and energetic and emotive sound that is powerfully reflected both in recordings and live performances. Call Me King recorded their debut full-length “…and the snow will turn to ash” in January of 2016, just a few months after their live debut. ATSWTTA was recorded at Glass Arrow Audio in Toledo, Ohio by Before Their Eyes’ Jordan DiSorbo, and was produced by Craig Owens of Chiodos.

Call Me King spent the spring and summer of 2016 relentlessly playing shows in Austin and San Antonio, establishing themselves as one of the go-to local acts for several production companies in both cities. Call Me King has performed with multiple national touring acts including Mushroomhead, blessthefall, Alesana, Oh Sleeper, Famous Last Words, Convictions, Dayseeker, Hotel Books, and more.

On October 7th, Call Me King released “…and the snow will turn to ash” in both digital and physical form. Simultaneously, the band kicked off the Eighth Day Tour with up and coming Dallas act Newhaven. Their first tour took them from San Antonio up through the Midwest to Detroit and back. The tour garnered Call Me King a small profit and was quite successful in exposing the band to several new markets and fans. Call Me King saw an increase in social media followers during and after the tour, effectively bringing their following across all platforms to just over 11,000 fans. In addition, Call Me King has gained approximately 70,000 views on YouTube for the first single and accompanying music video “A Short Drop, a Sudden Stop.” All of these factors combine to leave Call Me King ready and poised to take on a national market, with regional and national tours, distribution, and more.

Call Me King’s next endeavors include re-entering the studio to record their second full length, and a regional tour with Emery in the Fall.”

Moth Wings Release Music Video for “Sleepy Eyes”

Texas-based Moth Wings is an over the top rock band, ready to prove that they’re more than just loud. The Houston natives released their new single “Sleepy Eyes,” a chilled out departure from their usual abrasive sound, accompanied by a stop motion music video. The track is from the new mixtape DragonFruit, out yesterday.

Frontman Spencer Fort says “When I went into ‘DragonFruit’ I spent a lot of time talking back and forth with myself. I remember asking myself ‘Really? We’re going to put the guitars down already?’ And though it is not a permanent move by any means, it was still weird to start up a release with little to no guitar tracks. That’s why we’re treating it as a Mixtape more than an actual album, because I want the chance to express a side of myself that isn’t masked so heavily in loud drums and distortion.

This Mixtape is to be listened to more like a letter, from me to you,” Fort continues. “I didn’t clutter it up with noise and theatrics because I want people to be able to sit down and actually listen to what I’m saying, hopefully find a relation to it, or let it speak to them in a way that I haven’t been able to previously. Some moments of ‘DragonFruit’ felt like an open nerve to record, and all I can ask is that someone understands it. This is my most honest work.

DragonFruit is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

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Mike Mangione & The Kin Release New Single “Riding Down”

The orchestral folk/rock group Mike Mangione & The Kin will be releasing their new record But I’ve Seen The Stars on October 20th, but you can hear their new single “Riding Down” below.

Mangione says “The song is based out of the classic question of who am I, what am I and where am I going? Roots music has a long tradition in dealing with either running toward or away from light/darkness. This song swims in the same waters. In this case the protagonist is fighting to break out and run towards the good and he knows that when he finally gets free the hounds will be howling.

Up until 2014, Mike led the group Mike Mangione & The Union, alongside his brother Thomas. After they dissolved, Mike began spending time in the Northwoods of Wisconsin to focus on writing his fifth studio record. In addition to having his brother in the fold, Mangione was in need of an accomplished rhythm section for the project. He reached out to friends, Josh Collazo (drums) and Seth Ford-Young (bass) of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Later, Mangione was introduced to Chauntee and Monique Ross of the band Sistastrings. Their musicality on violin and cello, as well as beautiful vocal harmonies won Mike over. Having two sets of siblings in the group sparked the new moniker Mike Mangione & The Kin and resulted in a gentle, shining new effort.

Mangione says “When we recorded ‘Riding Down’ we were in the big room, studio room B, at United Recording in LA. It was my brother, Tom and I, on the side, facing Josh and Seth. The song was just a guitar riff at that time. I expressed a loose vision to them, referencing Howlin’ Wolf and Wille Dixon. Right away they caught on, set the groove and we were off. We had it recorded within 30 minutes.

But I’ve Seen The Stars is available for pre-order now on iTunes and includes an instant download of “Riding Down”.

Upcoming tour dates: 
Sep 16th @ The Abbey Fest – Paoli, Pennsylvania 
Sep 28th @ Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA 
Oct 4th @ Shitty Barn Concert Series – Spring Green, WI 
Nov 17th @ Anodyne Coffee – Milwaukee, WI

 

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