Precious Child Releases Surreal, NSFW “WHOLE” Music Video!

Experimental video and musical artist Precious Child has released a provocative, NSFW new music video debuting their new release “WHOLE.” Created in collaboration with transmasculine multimedia digital artist/director Cade, and premiered on Paper Magazine, the video explores body horror, dysmorphia and abstraction of gender and identity in Precious’ vivid visual style.

“I directed ‘WHOLE’ at a time when I was at the cusp of reinventing my gender identity, both socially and biologically,” Cade shares. “In the video we allude to swapping bodies in a sci-fi scenario. We explore the controversial notion of ‘borrowing women’s struggle’ in a scene where blood travels from my vein through a tube and into Precious’ crotch, creating a simulated period. The experience itself was a ritual, as we both bled.”

Precious Child adds, “I think individuals should decide what they like and what they want to do with their body, accoutrements, lifestyle, and persona without regard to convention. The various symbols and signifiers are arbitrary.”

With the release of this new video, Precious Child announced they will release a new body of work WHOLE this spring. The album expands on the concepts explored in “My Little Problem (Violet Door)” and visual mini-album released last fall, Just A Body. In addition to the upcoming release, they are working on further new music with multiplatinum producer Ulrich Wild (SlipknotStone Temple PilotsWhite ZombieDeftones) and members of Filter and Puscifer.

Bloody, arresting, and surreal, Precious Child exists at the convergence of conceptual art and experimental music. The Los Angeles-based artist culls sonic inspiration from mainstream pop, industrial and metal to create confrontational and captivating audiovisual work. Precious Child’s 2017 album TRAPPED marked the beginning of the artist’s close collaboration with Cade, whose work explores the worlds of fetish, gender deconstruction and post-internet intimacy. Their first collaborative release was the video for “My Little Problem (Violet Door)“, which premiered via Paste Magazine, along with “Phantom”, an experiential audiovisual artist’s statement for TRAPPED. The videos have garnered a combined 1.65 million views across social platforms.

Prior to TRAPPED, Precious Child released full lengths Bloody Knees (2015), accompanied by a music video for “I Fall” featuring America’s Next Top Model alumni Nina Burns, and ESCAPE (2016), a soundtrack composed for the Neil Gaiman biopic “Dream Dangerously.” With the release of ESCAPE, Precious Child collaborated with Alabama artist Yonderpuss on video work accompanying the songs “Magic is Real” and “To Need”.

Gender accessories as seen in ‘WHOLE’ can be found here.

Divided Minds Premiere “Don’t Get Too Close” Music Video And Sign to We Are Triumphant Records

Alternative Rock band Divided Minds have released their single and music video for “Don’t Get Too Close,” premiering the song in New Noise Magazine. “Don’t Get Too Close” is the first single off of their upcoming EP, Mood Swings, releasing April 6th via We Are Triumphant.

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Divided Minds is an established Rock Pop band from Phoenix, AZ, who has performed with numerous national acts such as Wage War, The Summer Set, Whitney Peyton, SLAVES, Doll Skin and Best Ex (Formerly Candy Hearts). Divided Minds has proven time and time again that their music connects well and their sound continues to be fresh. Their music has often been played on KWSS 93.9 and ALT-AZ 93.3 along with interviews and morning TV guest appearances. Having released in 2016 their debut EP Perception, they toured the regional circuit and found themselves gaining the attention of Ross Robey of Rolling Artists and Greg Long – owner of We Are Triumphant.

Divided Minds has an unwavering commitment to create the best music possible and to bring their live audiences closer to the music experience as a whole. Having opened this past year for BORNS in front of a crowd of over 1500 enthusiastic fans, it became quite evident that Divided Minds was creating quite the stir as a band to be noticed. Since ‘Perception’, Divided Minds has continued to grow both in their music and performances. With a recent signing to the We Are Triumphant label and the release of their newest music video “Don’t Get Too Close” from their forthcoming EP Mood Swings to be released April 6th, 2018, Divided Minds’ die-hard fans are poised and ready to once again be apart of this Alternative Rock sound that feels all the emotions as their new EP Mood Swings delivers.

Working with their booking agency M7 and label We Are Triumphant, Divided Minds is planning to begin touring regionally in 2018 and work their way across the U.S. this Spring and Summer of 2019. With their stand out songs and the fun presence they create with their fans at their live shows, there is something sweet and musically rocking Divided Minds brings to the world of music.

“Don’t Get Too Close” is really about the fight between what you are inside and what you choose to show to everyone. It’s a song about the fight with your inner demons. It demonstrates the fear of letting people into your life and the fear of intimacy.” – Sean Collins (Vocalist)

“Don’t Get Too Close” and the EP Mood Swings
Produced/Mixed: Mike Oliver – Tuff Tones Studio
Mastering: Piper Payne – Neato Mastering
Videographer/Director- Jacob Reynolds

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GEARS Release Official Music Video for “King”

Miami, FL hard rock band GEARS has released the Official Music Video for their track, “King,” the first single off of their upcoming EP.

“Society has become so soft and forgiving, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes you can’t just live and let live. Sometimes you have to confront those that stand between you and what you want to achieve. It’s not always pretty, and it’s not always peaceful, but not everything can be resolved using our inside voices.” – Jimmy Wooten

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Miami based hard/heavy rock act GEARS isn’t your average start-up garage band. Despite being confronted with a near disastrous setback at the cusp of their debut, headlining tour, jarring line-up changes, and financial challenges, the band has persevered and rebuilt.

Founded in February 2014, Trip 6 (Urban Rebel), Eli Parker (Endo), Tommy Herres (SCARLET CARSON) and Jimmy Wooten (SKINMASK) were all looking for new projects as their old ones had run their course.

We all wanted to do something more modern, but still rang true to our influences. Something that we could aggressively market and tour on. So, we all met up in Miami after months of talking about doing something together and what came out was the first EP, “Set in Motion.”

They released Set in Motion in May 2014, immediately launching into their first headline run with support from I-Exist. Just three days into the tour, their equipment trailer disconnected, resulting in a massive, horrific accident; not only did they lose their gear, but the tour van was totaled and the band members sustained serious injury. In spite of this tremendous blow, the group endured and continued the tour without missing a beat.

Later it developed that two of the founding members were unable to continue, leaving the band reeling and having to replace them with skilled, compatible substitutes:

I was talking with a mutual friend, Joe Taback (12 Gauge Embrace) about needing a guitar player for GEARS because we let go of Eli and he suggested Bobby Thomas. I called him and showed him the songs and he was ready to go. As far as bass, I knew Chris from when Needlemouth was a thing out in Cali and I always liked his playing and he was super laid back & cool. I knew both of these dudes were definite upgrades at their instruments and were a better fit personality wise than what we had to deal with previously.

In June 2015, Wooten and Six teamed with Corey Lowery (Saint AsoniaStuck MojoStereomudDark New Day) and Troy Mclawhorn(EvanescenceSeetherDark New Day) on their new EP Pride Comes Before the Fall, and announced the addition of new members Bobby Thomas and Chris Dorame.

They hit the road for their Riser Tour, once again with I-Exist, in July, wrapping up the run in September, but kept the momentum going with the digital release and lyric video for their debut single off of P_ride Comes Before the Fall_, “Face Down”. The band rounded out the year with the release of their much anticipated sophomore EP on November 10th, with a tour in January 2016.

Before spending most of 2017 touring with the likes of The Bunny The BearSeasons After and Bridge to Grace, Trip and Jimmy went back into the studio with Corey Lowery to begin working on new music. “KING” is the first single released to come out of those sessions and also features Clint Lowery on guitar.

We’re still moving forward and, despite everything that has been an obstacle in the short time we’ve been a band, everything still keeps growing and getting better.

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DRIFTER Release Official Music Video for “Black Mamba”

New Jersey Metal act DRIFTER has released the official music video for the single “Black Mamba” off of their new EP, The Howling. Originally premiered on AntiHero Magazine, “Black Mamba” was Directed and Produced by the band’s front-man, Mike Monto.

“An aesthetically blended video of darkness and light, “Black Mamba” cries out to be recognized in the realm of semi-melodic thrash metal as Drifter efficaciously takes the course less chosen to create a stir among rock, metal, and general music fans across the spectrum. And, as Monto states, “There’s a thunder we all know.” – AntiHero Magazine

Track List:
1. The Howling
2. Vicious Cycle
3. 00Savage
4. Black Mamba
5. Nocturne

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Thrashing through the melodic metal scene, Drifter is breaking out with their debut EP The Howling. After months of writing and recording in their home studio, based out of New Brunswick, the band is an ideal monument of DIY innovation. From tracking and producing, to graphic design, photo shoots and video production, and marketing, the band has grabbed the bull by the horns thrusting them into the spotlight.

Crawling from the local Jersey scene, Drifter is a five-piece, cinematic wonder. Drifter’s crisp rhythms are held tightly together by drummer Mark Kairelshteinand bassist Filip Halajko are complimented by the boisterous, dual-leads from guitarists Jon Plunkett and Joe Derogatis. Sealing the band together, vocalist Mike Monto contributes his own flare to the seasoned genre.

After running through several line-up changes throughout the years, Drifter’s grown to final form. Ready to hit the road, take over stages, and shred ‘til they’re dead, the band plans to play the final Warped Tour along with other headline dates throughout the summer, promoting The Howling.

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Nitish Pires Releases Official Music Video for “It’s My Way” & New Album, ‘Am I Evil’!

Mumbai, India based alternative rock singer / songwriter Nitish Pires has released the official music video for the single “It’s My Way,” off of the new LP, Am I Evil.

In May 2014 Pires took a well-earned break from music to travel the world to discover inspirations that would all accumulate into his latest work, Am I Evil. The album was released on February 18th and followed the release of the first single, “Cold”, back in December.

Beginning his musical journey back in 1999 with the formation of his Rock band Nakshatra, releasing one album – “Gulfam” – entirely penned by Pires, and released on Universal Music. In 2007 he had his first stab at a solo career, creating two albums named “Sarhadein” and “Chauraha”, the latter released under the self-titled band name “De Nitish Pires Band”. In addition he has composed numerous tracks for television adverts across India for the companies Vodafone, Nokia and Fila and has even composed an entire score for the feature film Soch Lo.

Pires has been no stranger to travelling, dubbed “the revolutionary roadie” by the Mumbai Mirror and proclaimed as the first Indian to tour to promote his music by The Times India when touring through 25 cities in his country to attract attention to his album Chauraha. His none stop work at this time earned his album a nomination for Best Indian Rock Album at the prestigious G.I.M.Aawards. Pires followed this up with another Pan-India bike riding tour, covering 3500 Kilometres, spreading his message; “You are free, if you choose to be.” Pires’ 4 year backpacking adventure, from 2014, ended with a collection of 200 songs recorded in places ranging from dense jungles to public transport such as the metro. He used his mobile recorder to get his artistic ideas down immediately, and whilst throughout this journey he whittled his catalogue down to 11 tracks that conveyed the same message, albeit in different ways, to put on his recently released album, Am I Evil.

Upon returning to his home town in Goa, Pires set about recording his songs properly using the juxtaposition of his laptop and native instruments to create a unique sound. His inspirations from Rock legends of old, Jimi HendrixPink Floyd and Black Sabbath combined with Pires’ driven and tenacious nature and his DIY style – using pillows and duvets to change his bed room into a suitable recording room – gives the album a down-to-Earth and honest background with a rock atmosphere, akin to Arcade FireNickelback and recent Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Track List:
1. Fade Away
2. Crazy BC-AD
3. Johny 006
4. You Fake
5. Need You
6. Big Black Wings
7. It’s My Way
8. Happy Nuclear
9. Not Going Mad
10. Hello Good Morning
11. Undoe Se Maara

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Brian McKenzie Releases Official Music Video for “Higher Than This”

New England Singer / Songwriter Brian McKenzie has released the official music video for the single “Higher Than This,” off his January 26th release Bruising From the Fall. Originally premiered on Paste Magazine, “Higher Than This” was shot by Andy McCarthy and Brett Davey. Look for Brian McKenzie on tour in March in Austin, including SXSW, and New York, with a more extensive tour in June. For more information visit brianmckenzie.com

“McKenzie often conveys his songs in story form that leads the listener to the possibility of two-fold meanings. Today’s release is thought-provokingly titled ‘Higher Than This,’ exhibits his writing skills, along with video imagery that lends itself to speak of a story creating strong, reflective emotions. These observations can bring forward a self-awareness that either soothingly imparts itself to hope or leads to the somber realities of dealing with a loss and moving on. As with many of McKenzie’s songs, the perspective his fans take from his music and video work depends on where the listener is in their own world.” – Paste Magazine

Track List:
1. Higher Than This
2. Later On
3. One with the Sun
4. Bruising from the Fall
5. Someday
6. The In-Between
7. Justified (Long Way Down)

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“Aside from Brian’s breathtaking vocals, the instrumentation is smooth and flowing and their combination nicely uplifts. The musicianship sounds tightly woven… This soulful album captures something deep inside of you.” – bostonrockradio.com

Brian McKenzie is a New England based, versatile singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and musician. He started his music career in the early 90s as the founding member, music writer, and guitarist of the heavy-rock band: Warner/Giant Records recording artists Kilgore whose accomplishments include Ozzfest ’98, and multiple shows/tours all over the world. He has since toured nationally as a singer-songwriter and played shows with Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Mavericks, Tyler Farr, Phil Madeira, and The Mallett Brothers, among others. Brian’s material has been described as heartfelt truths, intertwined with emotional musicality and memorable melodies.

“Brian McKenzie is the real deal and an honest songwriter. He has it all. Great songs, great voice and the ability to connect on a visceral level. You owe it to yourself to check him out” – Gary Mobley, Shubb Capos

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GLASS HANDS Release Official Music Video for “WAITING ROOM”

Indiana metalcore band GLASS HANDS has released the Official Music Video for their single “Waiting Room.” Filmed, directed, and edited by Brian “Bone” Thorburn at Threshold Studios in Indianapolis, based on concepts from Glass Hands and Brian “Bone” Thorburn, “Waiting Room” is the debut single off of Glass Hand’s upcoming EP.

“Waiting Room is a song about watching yourself become a negative, apathetic person without the strength to do anything about it; feeling like you’re just waiting around until the end. Like anyone, each of us in the band have had our own internal battles, and we think that the feeling of numbness in depression is something a lot of people can relate to, and that’s what we wanted to do with this song. We wanted to relate.” – Glass Hands

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Glass Hands is more than a name change for the former Indianapolis based metal band Infamous. Glass Hands is the striking result of a 6 year evolutionary journey that scorched the definition of the genre. Glass Hands has already created a buzz with their technical guitar prowess infusing ambient and melodic harmonies topped with powerful lyrics. High energy live performances and undeniable chemistry is guaranteed with this five piece group.

Delivering one hard‐hitting anthem after another, and driven by powerful guitars, aggressive drum beats, and poignant lyrics, this Midwestern outfit gave a taste of what was to come with the music video release of “Alone”. This visual introduction to Glass Hands unapologetically speeds ahead with a barreling riff and unshakable chant. Greeted by the tremendous response to the video, the band released their debut EP Exit Letters on August 13, 2016.

On social media giant, Facebook, the music video, “Alone”, spread at a feverish pace and reached almost 275,000 people and currently has over 110,000 views, 3,000 shares, 300 comments in the first month. Fueled by this, the EP Exit Letters hit the iTunes Metal Charts at the #32 position and remained solidly in the Top 50 for the first week!

Only a year and a half after the release of Exit Letters, Glass Hands released the explosive single entitled “Waiting Room”, acommpanied by a visually captivating music video.

The band plans to release a full‐length LP this summer, with a tour to follow.

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Welcome to Jonestown Release Lyric Video for “Lazy”

Chicago pop-punk band Welcome to Jonestown has released the official lyric video for their single, “Lazy” off of their upcoming EP. Releasing digitally March 1st, Go Punk Yourself! is the second EP from the Windy City trio.

“We are extremely exicted to bring you our second EP Go Punk Yourself!, available for digital download March 1st! This time we recorded with our buddy Nick at Nook Studios in New Lenox, IL and we seriously could not be possibly more excited with the way these songs turned out. Everyone worked really hard on this and has a lot to be proud of! Please enjoy Go Punk Yourself!” – Welcome To Jonestown

Jeremy Handel: Lead Vocals, Guitar

Born in the mid 80’s in the pastures on the rural northside of Chicago, IL, Jeremy Handel has been obsessed with the pop-punk scene since the ripe old age of 14 and when he finally decided to get up off his lazy ass and learn to play the guitar for real, he remembered how much he always wanted to be in a band. Luckily for Jeremy, he recognizes all Alkaline Trio songs immediately, and when Burnard Wedderburn came over and started strumming one out, that was it and the jam was on!

Burnard Wedderburn: Drums

The “Travis Barker” to their otherwise incredibly-amazing-but-not-the-MOST-talented-band-in-the-world Blink 182, Burnard Wedderburn’s technical and unique yet familiar style of drumming leaves no musical stone unturned. Also born and raised on Chicago’s very rural northside, Burt has a ferocity on the drums which rival that of a leopard, or lion…or some such creature that tears it up when the situation calls for awesomeness.

Matt Handel: Backup Vocals, Bass

Jeremy’s brother in arms, and also in parent, Matt is the final piece of the puzzle that is Welcome to Jonestown. Matt’s clever, purposeful bass notes and natural harmonies are the glue that keep WTJ’s songs from falling apart at the seams, and without them, there’s a distinction that doesn’t go unnoticed. Fortunately for the band and their fans, they will never have to worry about what that might sound like.

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RAZORWIRE HALO Release New Single, “Sweat”

 Kansas City, MO based electro-rock band Razorwire Halo has released their single, “Sweat,” from their upcoming EP Retaliate, due out March 27th, 2018.

“In the last couple years each one of us have had major hardships in our lives that have hit us deeply in various ways. Physically and emotionally we have been beat down and broken. The upcoming EP focuses on some of these experiences and the emotions involved. ‘Sweat’ is a sexually charged track that focuses on pure unrestrained passion between two people.” – Tak Kitara(Vocalist)

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RWH will begin to tour across the U.S. this Spring and Summer with their stand out enhanced live show that brings a large full scale production to the small stage.

Razorwire Halo Enhanced Live Performances:
03/30 @ Shooter’s – Fort Smith, AR
03/31 @ Orileys – Dallas, TX
05/11 @ @ Cafe Acoustic Concert Hall – St. Joseph, MO
05/12 @ The Outland Bar – Springfield, MO
05/26 @ The Rusty Needle – Hutchinson, KS
06/01 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
06/03 @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX

Razorwire Halo is an established; award winning electro-rock group based out of Kansas City, MO. RWH has proven time and time again that they can captivate their audience and bring a fresh sound year after year. This has allowed for RWH to perform live with many other national acts across the U.S., while gaining their respect. Razorwire Halo has an unwavering commitment to bring the best music possible and most immersive live experience to its fans. Since inception, RWH has released multiple albums with a cohesive concept that has drawn in casual listeners and die hard fans alike. The same is true for 2018 as RWH is poised to release their next EP titled Retaliate, on 3.27.2018.

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