By now, the story of teenage metal trio Unlocking The Truth (who walked away from a seven-figure deal with Sony) is well known. After years of media excitement, late-night TV appearances, and breakout sets at Coachella and Bonnaroo, the band’s debut album Chaos was finally released independently last year. The Brooklyn-based band is now back with a new music video for their latest single “My Chains”. The video (directed by JP Brasca) cuts through much of the hype surrounding the group and shows a different side of the band.
“We wanted the video to show that Unlocking The Truth has more to offer than just a good song,” says guitarist/vocalist Malcolm Brickhouse. “The video and song both push the envelope for ‘the norm’ in metal music. It’s fresh. It’s new. It’s MY CHAINS!“
The track is a soulful metal hybrid, co-produced by Brickhouse (and Kenta Yonesaka, Germano Studio NY), who says “The meaning of ‘My Chains’ will be different for everyone, but there’s a line in the song for everyone. Think about it. We all have chains in life. It could be somebody or something we use as a crutch to help us get through life and loosen those chains.“
“My Chains” is available on Spotify and iTunes.
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In honor of National Entrepreneurs’ Day, Ohio-based rock band Chil has shared their list of tips for running your band like a business. The quartet has premiered a brand new music video and single to accompany the piece, the effortlessly cool and catchy “Something to Live For”.
“These are the tools that we’ve utilized in Chil to grow from a band into a business,” says vocalist/frontman Nick Batton. “With every project that we work on, we look at how we can make each of these sections more effective, resulting in a superior end product. We hope that you will find success using these tips.” Read the full list of tips on Alternative Press.
Chil will be supporting the new single with a headlining gig at Musica in Akron, Ohio on Dec. 1. The band has also launched an IndieGoGo Campaign to help fund their trip to The Motor Museum Recording Studio, Liverpool’s most iconic studio, where they will work alongside producer Al Groves (Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The 1975, The Black Keys).
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Atlanta-based industrial/punk rock trio Remnants of Hope has released a music video for their new single “Bloody Murder” from the upcoming EP Grim Tides. The aggressive track straddles the line of real life atrocities and a mirroring, fictional post-apocalyptic setting where the band attempts to be fighters for the greater good.
“We’re sick, sick of how terrible everyone is to each other,” says guitarist Nykii Nightmare. “This song is our response.“
Remnants of Hope consists of three young brothers who began releasing music in 2014 with their debut single “Symphony of Sorrow.” The home-schooled teens were raised in a musical household, even performing in a cover band with their father before branching off to create their own sound. Since then, the siblings have been steadily releasing music and sharing the stage with acts like Farewell My Love, Famous Last Words, Eyes Set to Kill, Wednesday 13, and many others.
“Bloody Murder” will be available on the Grim Tides EP, set to release in late January.
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The high-energy Boston pop punk band Bleacher Days will be setting out on tour this December with Riviera (who recently performed at the Warped Rewind at Sea event). The punk package will start in Stroudsburgh, PA and end in Attleboro, MA on 12/16 (full list of dates below).
Bleacher Days will playing songs off their upcoming EP I only Saw True Purpose, produced by Chris Piquette (Trophy Wives, Lions Lions). The angst-charged, introspective songs on the new EP are poppy, but still pack enough punch to keep the mosh pits moving. Vocalist Wren Mohammed says the new record “is the product of frustration resulting from our lives and our relationships. The songs are a blunt chronicle of the back end of a 7 year relationship I was in and start to finish, each song is just frustration.“
In its first year of hard work, Bleacher Days has made an immediate impact on New England shows, rallying bands together and promoting in person on their way to selling out a 250 cap room with their most recent headliner. A feeling of camaraderie consumes the room when the band takes the stage and the relationships within the band run deeper than the band’s one year age would suggest. Longtime friends, past musical projects, and once abandoned ideas is what brought Bleacher Days together.
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New Jersey metalcore quintet ASHES, formerly known as Ashes Of My Regrets has released their debut music video and single under the new guise with a fitting title, “Newborn Soul“.
We spoke to vocalist, Chris Ferland about the single, “Lyrically this song is about just accepting who you are. It really in itself is a story about how I came to accept myself and how I want to share this new found self empowerment with others. I no longer care what people think of me, when people look down upon me or judge me, or hate on us its almost like a liberating feeling. It makes me think, well if you take time of your day to think about me then it must be for a reason and I must have done something right.”
As for the name change, Ferland went on to comment, “2017 has been one of the craziest years for us. Filled with more downs than ups but I truly believe that we all have grown not only as musicians but as people too. I feel like this is ASHES at its finest and I can’t wait to share it with the world.”
With ambient and synth delayed backtracks, poppy hooks and catchy harmonies, ASHES seems to be on top of whats to come next in metalcore. Check out “Newborn Soul” below.
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If your looking for a new exciting sound in rock and metal then you better go give ASHES a listen! A rock/metalcore band hailing from Northern NJ composed of 5 high school friends then want do nothing more then write songs, get on the road, and expose there music and message to as much people along the way. Taking inspiration from numerous amounts of genres they truly have created a fresh and unique sound. They will do anything to get where they want to be. So keep an eye out for this up and coming group. You will not be disappointed.
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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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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