LA Based Dark Pop artist DXRLING has released the official music video for her effervescent new single, “Summertime.” Directed by Ron Underwood and Randall Mathias, “Summertime” is off of DXRLING’s upcoming, debut EP, which was produced by Sahaj Ticotin (Motley Crue, Starset, Sevendust).
“‘Summertime’ is definitely the most light hearted song we have on the EP. It was written about having fun regardless of our ages, the state of the government/ world, our genders, our race… The last line in the chorus says “Don’t ever let them know”.. the rest of the song is basically about partying like it’s summer! In a world that’s so serious, we gotta keep it “hush hush” that we’re still having the time of our lives.” – DXRLING
LA based groove metal artist DIVINE ERA has released the official music video for “Vanity of Vanities.” Produced and Directed by Towering House Production, “Vanity of Vanities” is off of his 2018 LP,
Scripture Codes Summon Suicidal Thoughts.
“The album ends with a more laid back vibe in ‘Vanity Of Vanities’ with it’s southern rock feel injected into it’s heavy groove and moments of thrash. It’s an almost surprising but damn near perfect way to end a killer piece of work that’s definitely going to be hitting the playlists regularly in 2018.” – The RockPit
“Vanity of vanities. All is vanity.
This song is inspired by the beginning of the “Book of Ecclesiastes.”
A chosen man has accomplished everything, yet cannot crack existence’s all-troubling riddle, leaving him empty.
‘Vanity of Vanities’ is the closing track from the latest album Scripture Codes Summon Suicidal Thoughts.”– DAISUKE WACHI
1. Burn This Alley
2. Bible and Gun
3. I am You
4. Defense And Choice
5. Another Forgotten Face
6. Slow Departure
7. Hatred > Love
8. Visitors of Time
9. Justified Love
11. Vanity of Vanities
Catch DIVINE ERA Live:
09/19 @ Palo Verde Lounge – Tempe, AZ
09/20 @ Neon Rose Bar – El Paso, TX
09/21 @ Eclipse – Albuquerque, NM
09/22 @ Bad Ass Renee’s – Tulsa, OK
09/23 @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
09/24 @ Canvas – Memphis, TN
09/25 @ TBA
09/26 @ TBA
09/27 @ Babylon SportsbarMetairie, LA –
09/28 @ The Verona – New Port Richey, FL
09/29 @ Rain Dogs – Jacksonville, FL
09/30 @ TBA
10/01 @ Clayton Beverage – Clayton, NC
10/02 @ TBA
10/03 @ The Front Row – Roanoke, VA
10/04 @ Bar XIII – Wilmington, DE
10/05 @ One Eye Jacks – Bethpage, NY
10/06 @ Hong Kong Harvard – Cambridge, MA
10/07 @ TBA
10/08 @ Buzzbin Art & Music Shop – Canton, OH
10/09 @ SUB Alpine Society – Turtle Creek, PA
10/10 @ Carl’s Tavern – New Haven, IN
10/11 @ Penny Road Pub – Barrington, IL
10/12 @ Pub 1281 – Clinton Township, MI
10/13 @ TBA – MIlwaukee, WI
10/14 @ Boggs’ Hull Avenue Tavern – Des Moines, IA
10/15 @ Part Wolf MPLS – Minneapolis, MN
10/16 @ TBA
10/17 @ TBA
10/18 @ BAR BAR – Denver, CO
10/19 @ Kamikazes Ogden – Ogden, UT
10/20 @ TBA
One-man groove metal project, Divine Era goes everywhere, throwing down each and every night!
So far, Divine Era has weathered two tours in a complete DIY fashion, utilizing all means necessary with the vehicle as the hotel bed to endure the grueling drives in a conquest to gain fandom and support throughout the United States.
Nov 2018 – West coast – 12 cities – 11 states
May 2019 – West coast and Texas – 15 cities
Hailing from the streets of Los Angeles, one-man groove metal project DIVINE ERA fuses driving, groove-oriented riffing with bluesy, melodic soloing courtesy of its sole member, Japanese singer/guitarist Daisuke Wachi. Over the years, Daisuke has played guitar alongside Kalen Chase (VIMIC) and Aaron Nordstrom (GEMINI SYNDROME) in THE CHANGING, and replaced none other than Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE) in MANDY LION’S WWIII.
DIVINE ERA DISCOGRAPHY
2007 – “The Sound of Words” full-length feat. drummer Pepe Clarke Magana (KYNG/ANKLA)
2007 – “The Sound of Words” single featured in the over one million copy selling video game TONY HAWK’S “PROVING GROUND”
2012 – “Dead End City” 2nd full-length feat. drummer Kyle Mayer (10 YEARS)
2014 – “Vanity of Vanities” single feat. drummer Kevin Talley (SUFFOCATION/DYING FETUS)
2018 – 3rd full-length, “Scripture Codes Summon Suicidal Thoughts” showcasing Dai’s trademark riffing, soloing and raspy voice honed to a level of unrivaled perfection
Wisconsin based Hardcore Metal Band RIG TIME! has released the official music video for their new single, “NO FAITH.”
“’NO FAITH’ is a bleak declaration about giving up and a satirical response encouraging one to forgo their community. The lyrics declare “You’ll never miss what you never loved” to invoke inner dialogue, asking oneself if they truly love the setting they are a part of .“No faith in the future, No reason to survive” is a blunt submission to ponder if what the effort you offer is worth. The song is in the eye of the beholder, to offer two paths and let the individual decide what matters to them.” – RIG TIME!
Catch RIG TIME! LIVE:
08/08 @ The Well Basement – South Bend IN
08/09 @ Sugar City – Buffalo, NY
08/10 @ House Show – Rutland, VT
08/11 @ The Game Room – North Adams, MA
08/12 @ Gloom Garden – Burlington, VT
08/13 @ TBA
08/14 @ Century – Philadelphia, PA
08/15 @ TBA
08/16 @ The Pit – Kittanning, PA
08/17 @ The Rialto Theater – Akron, OH
08/18 @ Belcher’s House Of Rock – Mansfield, OH
08/19 @ Chris Rock’s House – Nashville, TN
08/20 @ TBA
08/21 @ Plaza de Rogelio – Columbus, GA
08/22 @ TBA
08/23 @ The Marigold – Huntington, WV
08/24 @ X Comp Festival – Mt. Orab, OH
08/25 @ Gramma’s Place – Chicago, IL
08/30 @ Ojata Records – Grand Forks, ND
08/31 @ Red Raven – Fargo, ND
09/01 @ The Garage – Minneapolis, MN
09/02 @ Dylano’s – Mason City, IA
RIG TIME! is an angry, caustic and vehemently heavy force based in La Crosse, WI. The band has performed 300+ shows, in 39 states and counting, since 2015. Holding true to the idea of “All Ages Or Nothing” the band has relentlessly toured across the US performing at only all ages events and resonating their substantial live sound while stressing the message that live music is for all. Deeply rooted in the DIY attitude, RIG TIME! is a determined and passionate ensemble with strong work ethic and a vital purpose.
Their recent full length album War was released on October 20, 2017 via Innerstrength Records, following the self released full-length Sick of It (2016) and two EP’s (2014’s Awful and 2015’s Devout). Featuring a sound that is the audio equivalent of a tank column entering a besieged city, the crunch and clangor of War is a game-changer. Forged in the fires of hardcore, sludge, and powerviolence, War epitomizes RIG TIME!‘s scorched-earth tactics and demonstrates the natural chemistry of the band.
Vocalist/Drummer, Bryan W. Fleming provides intensity and indignant passion to a wave of sullen and unrelenting baritone guitar riffs, forcefully delivered by Rebecca Fleming with massive low end impact and ferocity.
Charlotte, NC Hard Rock Band TESTAROSSA has released the official music video for their newest single, “Rock-N-Roll.” Originally premiered on Ghostcult Magazine, “Rock-N-Roll” is available to download / stream via The Label Group / INgrooves.
“In the age of autotuned vocals, poorly written songs, and detuned guitars, one band emerges from the ashes. With nothing to prove and no one to impress, they set out on a collision course with destiny. Full of piss and vinegar, but not enough sense to pour it out of their boots, they released quite possibly the best debut single ever – Mother Lover feat. Danny Worsnop. The opportunities would continue to come their way. The haters and doubters multiplied. The crowd sizes increased proportionally to their egos. With the world held captivated, in awe of their amazing sense of melody and avant-garde style, they decided to give the masses what they really wanted. All the skill in the world, the looks, the bodies, the lackluster personalities, and inflated senses of self-worth were combined to make the best product any band could dream of producing. Now that band – Testarossa – is ready to share the joys of musical perfection. Executed flawlessly with unparalleled panache, Testarossa presents their newest chart-topping single “Rock-N-Roll.” Rock-N-Roll is back and you have no one else to thank except Testarossa. You are welcome. It’ll change your life.” – TESTAROSSA
Testarossa is a hard rock party band. We bring five guitars to the show and only play two, just because it looks cool. Our stage show will get the place shaking like like a bad ball joint on your ’89 Camaro. We write simple, catchy songs that will have you singing along. With loud, flamboyant guitars, thundering drums, thumping bass, and bourbon and pipe tobacco tinged vocals– if our music doesn’t make you wanna have a good time, you probably weren’t gonna have one anyway. So come on out and see us for a visual and audio induced euphoria that will leave you craving more.
Kansas plains rock band STRONG LIKE BULL has released the official music video for their debut single, “Live While You Can.” Originally premiered on PureGrainAudio, “Live While You Can” was directed by Daran Herrman of Colored Lion Productions and is available to download / stream vie TLG / INgrooves. The track was produced by Carter Green at GreenJeans Studios.
“‘Live While You Can’ is a song about not letting anyone keep you from living your life like you want to…including yourself. We give ourselves more reasons that we shouldn’t do something we want to than anyone else does. We’re supposed to know what we want to do with our lives, have a career by 22, and anything else we think society has told us we need to do to be normal. Just be yourself. Live your own life. Don’t let someone else’s fears or your own fears hold you back. ‘You build your own cage. You carve your own jail…. You get one time around, you’ve got to understand, you build your own prison…gotta live while you can.’” – DAVE GRAY
“this is straight and pure old school rock n’ roll at its best, from a group that comes from the rural environments of motorcycle rallies, rod runs, and all-night keggers. The roots of Strong Like Bull’s sound extends back to the early 1970s when rock was something your parents hated and, if you’re old enough, you would have been defying their every instruction and pumping your fist in your air, either in your room or out at a gig.” – Christopher Gonda – PureGrainAudio
Catch STRONG LIKE BULL Live:
07/25 @ Barleycorn’s w/ Them Evils – Wichita, KS
08/31 @ Lake Perry w/ Shaman’s Harvest – Topeka, KS
STRONG LIKE BULL is a straight up Pure Rock N’ Roll band with rural roots in the land of motorcycle rallies, rod runs, and all night keg parties. Influenced by rock from the 70s to now, Strong Like Bull is delivering
foot-stomping, fist-pumping, high energy rock n roll and earning new fans at every show the band plays.
Strong Like Bull sounds like the first cold one you crack open to start the weekend… like your Harley when you fire it up to hit the road… like the smell of high performance octane and the roar of an engine at a drag race… yeah, that’s what rock n roll is all about!
Phoenix, AZ based Cinematic Alternative Rock band THE SPIDER HOLE has released the official music video for “The Leviathan Stomp,” the first video off of their hotly anticipated new LP with graphic novel, To the Monsters. Directed by Johnny Wilkerson and front-man Ethan Scott, “The Leviathan Stomp” was exclusively premiered on Dread Central.
“The song ‘The Leviathan Stomp’ is about a wealthy, uptight family who keeps its monstrously deformed son chained up in the basement of their opulent mansion. Naturally, one day the son breaks loose. The “stomp” is him coming up the stairs. We didn’t have access to a mansion or a monster or a rich person, so for the video we just kind of cherry picked the themes of chaos, disease, and duality, and threw it all in a blender. Also, stairs. We found some stairs.” – The Spider Hole
1. Werewolf Biker Bastard
2. Still Draw Breath
3. The Skeleton Wedding
4. Hungover at the Eel God Festival
5. Rock, Your Body
7. The Goat Witch of Cornman Road
8. The Leviathan Stomp
9. Devil By a Nail
10. The People Who Come Out of the Ceiling
11. Night of the Nighty-Night Slasher
Click to Download / Stream To the Monsters Online:
A quartet with frequent guest musicians, The Spider Hole performs songs meant to stir brains and rattle bones. Based in sun-scorched Phoenix, AZ, the band started banging sounds together in the late nineties, and has steadily developed an aural stew that is partly rock, partly cabaret, partly blues, and partly goth. Influences include Tom Waits, Oingo Boingo, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Primus, The Pixies, Frank Zappa, The Doors, and your face when you taste something unexpected. New music is being prepped for a new full-length album called To the Monsters, due near the end of 2019.
“We’re excited to finally release our new single ‘Dancing On A Glass Floor’ under 1225 Label Group with global distribution through SONY/The Orchard. We’re loving the new direction of the forthcoming album and feel that there’s some ear candy treats that could appeal to music lovers of all genres.” – THE FELL
The Fell is a modern alternative band that balances guitar based rock with pop sensibility. Taking their explosive mix of grunge, 80’s pop, and infectious grooves to new heights, the end result is anthemic rock arrangements that are sure to leave you wanting more. The Fell features singer Stephen Vickers, guitar player Mike Krompass, bassist Billy Sheehan, keyboard player Scott Westervelt, and drummer Rich Redmond.
Currently, The Fell is in the studio recording their full-length debut album and preparing to embark on a tour across North America and Europe.
Illinois based Alternative Heavy Rock Band ALBORN has released the official music video for their single, “Let Me Bleed.” The single was produced by MORGAN ROSE of SEVENDUST and THE ATTIC in Geneseo, IL, while the video was filmed and edited by Philip Goode Cinema.
“Absolutely love working with these guys. They never settle, and refuse to conform to any mainstream formulas. Great lyrics, great riffs. It’s all there.” – Morgan Rose (Producer)
The End of Days EP for us stitches together years of hard work and refinement, offering our fans the very best of each of us. A mix of riff laden hard rock tracks and emotional, thought provoking ballads. This isn’t just music to us, it’s our lives laid out for the world to see, at around 140bpm. If nothing else we hope that the message to the listener is clear, whatever it is you’re going through and whatever burden you carry, you’re not alone. We are with you.
Every sore-throat, snapped string and broken drumstick has led to this moment. Every dark thought, sleepless night and act of poor judgement has led to our story.
You will know us, and we will know you.
We are Lonely Dakota – VonDee, PJ, Tez, and Sepala.
Lonely Dakota was originally the brain child of Paul ‘PJ’ Jackson and started life as an Indie band on the Southampton and London circuits, receiving moderate success supporting acts like Lonely The Brave, but PJ’s passion and influence had always been for rock music…
In December 2015 PJ set to realize his vision of an LD infused with cutting and melodic lead guitar with mammoth power chords, thunderous bass, technical but driving drums and gritty vocals.
In January 2016 Luke ‘VonDee’ Varndell would meet Jackson and a rabble of other musicians in a damp ‘would be studio’ in the arse end of nowhere to audition for lead vocals. Having prepared lyrics beforehand the band quickly began to meld together, and fan favourite ‘Medication’ began to take form. VonDee had never fronted a band before, having previously been a solo acoustic act, and felt naked without his own guitar around his neck. However with the support and encouragement of Jackson his confidence, ability and range grew. In a moment that would have made Marty McFly proud, they had both found ‘that new sound’ they had been looking for.
In April 2016 Lonely Dakota would release their first single, ‘
“On The Rise.” Recorded at the Ranch Production House, it received local radio success and LD went on to play a string of shows supporting acts such as SOiL, Wilson, and Reigning Days. Later the same year they released their second single, “Low Life,” via Revolver Records, but continual changes to the line-up saw the momentum dwindle. Due to disagreements and other commitments, the band lost its rhythm section.
Not to be deterred, and wanting to preach their songs to the masses, Jackson and VonDee set about reconstructing and breathing new life into LD.
Terry ‘Tez’ Jenvey would join the band in the Summer of 2017 providing thunderous bass guitar and giving a new momentum to the band. In November 2018 LD returned to the Ranch Production House, with producer Kurt Fagan, to record their new Southern Rock ballad ‘Dead Stories’. This would go on to receive national airplay on Planet Rock’s ‘The New Rock Show’, with Wyatt Wendels.
LD once again began to gather traction on the local scene developing a loyal and growing fan base. In February 2019 Lonely Dakota would become fully formed into the Southern Rock Powerhouse it is today with the addition of Craig ‘The Machine’ Sepala on drums. Sepala’s years of drumming experience and technical playing has helped to push Jackson, VonDee, and Tez to play harder than ever before. Leading to live shows laden with ‘behind the head’ solo’s, chest pounding bass, raspy and haunting dual vocals and earth-shattering drums.
In April 2019 LD once again returned to The Ranch and recorded their debut, five track, EP. Featuring forth coming singles, “End of Days” and “Overdrive.”
Los Angeles, CA based Metal Band AGAINST THE GRAVEhas released the official music video for their debut single, “Killing Us Slowly.” An aggressive soaked, groove dominated, riff-driven, vigorous, infectious dark track, “Killing Us Slowly” was directed, shot, and edited by Nathan Karma Cox.
“This video was a lot of fun to make, especially with Nathan Cox at the helm!! We’ve worked with him in the past & his vision & final product is always top shelf. We had a day of sun, fun, beer, cool cars & all the homies came out to hang & help any way they could. Definitely one of the most enjoyable video shoots we’ve ever done!!” – Jay Dot CA (Bassist)
Inspiration can sometimes be found, just lurking around the corner.
An unlikely alignment of solitary spirits from all around the world, brought together by none other than Metal itself. This uncanny formation culminates a fire of heavy metal power, hard rock passion, and electric force. Tuned much in the vein of metal legends Pantera, Slipknot, and Five Finger Death Punch, Against the Grave brings new damage to the heavy metal lifestyle.
“We just clicked, immediately, almost as if we had been writing together for years, the music just simply erupted.” Asserts Jordan Gaw, vocalist of Against The Grave
“‘Killing us Slowly‘ is pure blunt force trauma, it’s my favorite song right now, Nathan did such a great job on the video!” exclaims Andrea Martis guitarist of Against the Grave
“Dead (repeater)” is another glimpse at the horsepower resonating from the depths of a grimy downtown Los Angeles rehearsal studio. Give it a spin, see how long you last, don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Newly ignited, just don’t be fooled, hailing from the ashes of Final Drive & *Media Solution*fame, expect a hell of a lot more out of this gang of metalheads as they rage a new path of pure will, determination and glory. Make some noise for Against the Grave.