New Music (8/19 — 8/25)

Eclipse: “Viva La Victoria”

Alter Bridge: “Take The Crown”

The Defiants: “U X’D My Heart”

Bad Wolves: “I’ll Be There”

Insomnium: “Valediction”

Opeth: “Dignity”

The HU: “The Great Chinggis Khaan”

Atreyu: “Generation”

Angels & Airwaves: “Rebel Girl”

Dream State: “Open Windows”

Call Me Karizma: “Bleach”

Alcest: “Protection”

Sonata Arctica: “Cold”

Jinjer: “Judgement (& Punishment)”

Waterparks: “Dream Boy”

Visions Of Atlantis: “Nothing Lasts Forever”

In Mourning: “Black Storm”

Killswitch Engage ft. Howard Jones: “The Signal Fire”

Depeche Mode: “Goodnight Lovers”

Bayside: “Prayers”

Black Stone Cherry: “Me and the Devil Blues”

Signs of the Swarm: “Tempting Death”

Exhorder: “Hallowed Sound”

gabriel black with phem: “Dead Yet”

Cold: “The Devil We Know”

Enter Shikari: “Stop the Clocks”

Joywave: “Obsession”

Uneven Structure: “Outlaw”

Greyson Chance: “white roses”

Incubus: “Into The Summer”

New Music (7/15 — 7/28)

I’m hitting the highlights of the past two weeks since I didn’t post last Sunday.

Texas Hippie Coalition: “Dirty Finger”

The All-American Rejects: “Send Her To Heaven”

Killswitch Engage: “I Am Broken Too”

Crown The Empire: “Blurry (out of place)”

Skillet: “Legendary”

Fit For An Autopsy: “Mirrors”

Imminence: “Lighthouse”

Volbeat ft. Gary Holt: “Cheapside Sloggers”

Beth Hart: “War In My Mind”

Picturesque: “Swipe”

Being As An Ocean: “Play Pretend”

Godsmack: “Under Your Scars”

Through Fire: “Medicine”

Strong Like Bull: “Live While You Can”

Slipknot: “Solway Firth”

Bullet For My Valentine: “Piece Of Me”

Prznt: “Codeine Dreams”

Havens: “Stranger”

The Chainsmokers & Illenium ft. Lennon Stella: “Takeaway”

Kenzie: “HOT”

Wolves at the Gate: “Drifter”

brokeNCYDE: “Bout It”

Saint Asonia ft. Sully Erna: “The Hunted”

Alter Bridge: “Pay No Mind”

Justin Symbol (aka Star Daddy) ft. VoKillz & Angel Nightmare: “Trash Fire”

Sköld: “Small World”

Lacuna Coil: “Layers Of Time”

Wednesday 13: “Decompose”

Of Mice & Men: “Earth & Sky”

Behemoth: “Sabbath Mater”

Bring Me The Horizon: “sugar honey ice & tea”

Pacific Radio: “Katie”

Imagine Dragons: “Birds”

Slaves: “Heavier”

Shadow of Intent: “Malediction”

Thy Art Is Murder: “New Gods”

Call Me Karizma: “I’m ok”

Kobra and the Lotus: “Burn!”

Stick To Your Guns: “56”

Our Future Leaders: “You’re The Void”

KXM: “War Of Words”

The 69 Eyes: “Cheyenna”

Infant Annihilator: “Three Bastards”

The Agonist: “Burn It All Down”

CeCe: “Never Be”

Demon Hunter: “The Negative”

Skynd: “Katherine Knight”

BlackRain: “Hellfire”

New Music (6/24 — 6/30)

Motionless In White: “Brand New Numb”

Alter Bridge: “Wouldn’t You Rather”

Betraying The Martyrs: “Parasite”

Adam Lambert: “Comin’ In Hot”

Killswitch Engage: “Unleashed”

Silverstein ft. Caleb Shomo: “Burn It Down”

ohGr: “Timebomb”

Kazaky ft. Gaspar: “Push”

Korn: “You’ll Never Find Me”

Brittany Howard: “History Repeats”

Night Club: “Your Addiction”

HellYeah: “Oh My God”

Equilibrium: “A Lost Generation”

Palaye Royale: “Fucking With My Head”

Disturbed: “No More”

Stitched Up Heart ft. Sully Erna: “Lost”

Sabaton: “Great War”

J.B.O.: “Wer Lässt Die Sau Raus?!”

Icon For Hire: “Venom”

Cold: “Shine”

The Black Keys: “Fire Walk With Me”

Doll Skin: “Outta My Mind”

Aftermath: “Gaslight”

Issues: “Tapping Out”

Neck Deep: “She’s a God”

Aviana: “Red Sky”

Bad/Love ft. Matthew Gravolin: “Nowhere Else Like Home”

Chris Young: “Drowning”

Tungsten: “We Will Rise”

Meg Myers: “Running Up That Hill”

Julia Michaels: “Hurt Again”

Grey: “Criminal”

Fitz and the Tantrums: “All The Feels”

Avi Kaplan: “Aberdeen”

Signs of the Swarm: “Malevolent Enslavement”

The Hives: “Good Samaritan”

Biting Elbows: “Control”

Ellefson ft. Mark Tremonti, Eric AK, Chris Poland, and Thom Hazaert: “Hammer Comes Down”

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#28)

1. The Weight

Rock from Vienna, Austria. For fans of Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Rival Sons, etc. The Weight is currently on tour and they released a live version of “Hammer, Cross, & Nail” in March (which you can view below).

“Trouble”

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2. Danger Escape

Alternative rock from California. For fans of Bring Me The Horizon, Thrice, Nothing More, etc. Danger Escape recently played Emo Night at Strummer’s in Fresno, and they will be at Whiskey A Go-Go with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in May. The band released its latest single, “Dead To Me,” at the end of 2018.

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3. Hail the Hatter

Rock/Metal from Trinidad. For fans of Guns N Roses, Slash/Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Megadeth, etc. Hail the Hatter will be playing Grunge 3 in May, and they were a part of Dead Sea Records’ “Metal Six Pack” back in February. You can download their full album free on their website! Check out “Bone Grin” and a live version of “A.o.a.U.”

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4. Against the Waves

Melodic metalcore from Spain. For fans of early Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, All That Remains, etc. Against the Waves is about to hit the road on the “Fight or Flee” Spanish Tour. You can visit any of their socials for dates!

“Inside”

“Radiate”

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5. House of Curses

Rock/metal from Alabama. For fans of Deftones, In Flames, Sevendust, etc. House of Curses has released their self-titled EP and are currently getting a lot of positive feedback on their song, “Lucky Stars.” They will be playing with Sons of Texas in Huntsville, AL., on May 19th.

“Lucky Stars”

“Hex’d”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#27)

1. receiver

Alternative rock from California. For fans of 311, Incubus, At the Drive-In, etc. receiver has begun recording their first full-length album. You can hear their Channels E.P. on Soundcloud.

“Fake Woke (’98)”

“Become”

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2. DEADTHRONE

Melodic metalcore from the UK. For fans of Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, Bullet For My Valentine, etc. Deadthrone signed with Arising Empire earlier this month and released the single, “Feel.” Check it and “Our Legacy” out below.

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3. A Scent Like Wolves

Metal/Alternative from Pennsylvania. For fans of A Skylit Drive, While She Sleeps, Attila, etc. A Scent Like Wolves plans to record a new LP this year!

“American Winter”

“Hands of Porcelain”

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4. DK-Zero

Industrial/Electronic music with members hailing from Wales and Washington. For fans of Nyxx, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, etc. DK-Zero will be releasing a new EP this summer. They just posted their next single, “Boom Boom,” to their Patreon. Here are two other tracks: “iFeel” and “Turn Up the Hate.”

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5. For a Life Unburdened

Metalcore from Canada. For fans of Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, etc. For a Life Unburdened has promised a lot of new content in 2019! For now, listen to two songs from their debut album, Contempt/Clarity: “Run Away” and “Clarity.”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#20)

1. Greyhaven (UK)

Alternative/modern rock from London. For fans of Bring Me the Horizon, A Day to Remember, Walk the Moon, etc. Back in May, Greyhaven was featured on a Metal Hammer tribute to Avenged Sevenfold. They covered “Hail to the King.” Here are two originals from the band: “Breathe” and “Truth”.

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2. Playing Savage

Funk/soul/rock with a hint of hip-hop, based in Vienna. For fans of Res, Michael Jackson, Alabama Shakes, etc. Playing Savage is busy writing and recording new music! In the meantime, check out the Spotify page, as well as these two songs from the YouTube page, “This Is Love” and “Get Off of My Back.”

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3. Moonfall

Alternative/pop/rock band from New York. For fans of Fall Out Boy, twenty one pilots, Panic! At The Disco, etc. According to their Instagram, Moonfall has “so much in the works” but “so little we can say.” You can, however, check out the lyric video for “Windswept,” and the video for the first song I heard, “Lost.”

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4. Dare Defy

Hard rock/metal music from Florida. For fans of Killswitch Engage, Taking Back Sunday, Finch, etc. (with a touch of Slipknot). Dare Defy’s first EP is available via Spotify. They are currently booking shows and Labor Day weekend, they will be playing the Blue Ridge Rock Fest alongside such acts as Puddle of Mudd, Orgy, Lamb of God, and Jonathan Davis. Listen to the songs “Love Sick” and “Burn.”

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5. Indogen

Melodic progressive rock from Arizona. For fans of Tool, A Perfect Circle, Pink Floyd, etc. Indogen is working on new music and playing live in and around the Phoenix area, so if you’re anywhere nearby, check out their Facebook page and get to a show! Crank up the volume and jam “Autopilot” and “Implosion.”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#15)

1. Sisters Doll

A rock band from Australia. For fans of Poison, Thin Lizzy, the New York Dolls, etc. Sisters Doll just re-launched their single “Strutt,” and their album All Dolled Up is available now. Check out “Strutt” and “Good Day To Be Alive.”

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2. Sinful Lilly

Alternative/Hard rock from Kentucky. For fans of Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Wednesday 13, etc. Sinful Lilly has a few upcoming shows with Beasto Blanco, and they recently released their single “Wait Your Turn.” You can get their album, Moment of Clarity, on their official site. Sinful Lilly have also contributed to tributes for Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, and more.

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3. Daze of June

Melodic Metal/Hardcore from Denmark. For fans of Five Finger Death Punch, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, etc. Daze of June will be supporting Northlane on August 15th. Listen to “It Stays” and the title track from their album Heart of Silver.

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4. AsFireFalls

Hard Rock/Electronic/Post-Hardcore from Idaho. For fans of Asking Alexandria, Blessthefall, I See Stars, etc. AsFireFalls is currently on the road. They will be playing JoshuaFest this year. Here are “World in Grey” and “Glass Skeleton.”

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5. Silent Theory

Hard rock from Idaho. For fans of Breaking Benjamin, Trivium, Tremonti, etc. Silent Theory will be playing Rockin’ on the River in Clarkston, WA, on July 28th. Their newest album, Delusions, is available on iTunes. Check out “Watch Me Burn” and “Fragile Minds.”

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Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 21)

1. Theory of a Deadman: “Shape of My Heart” (Sting cover)

2. Limp Bizkit: “Sanitarium” (Metallica cover)

3. Killswitch Engage: “Holy Diver” (Dio cover)