German metal legends Helloween have released the new live album/DVD United Alive! and United Alive! In Madrid. Featuring the Pumpkins United World Tour, revisit 30 years of classic Helloween performed live right from your living room! The 14-month tour was featured in countless metal magazines including Japan’s BURRN!, one of the world’s largest metal magazines, dedicated a four cover story to the tour. Of course, this massive tour had to be documented and given to world. Continue reading →
OVTLIER from Rochester, New York are one of the most talked about new metalcore bands in town. It is justified that the sick yet amazing music that they create makes them worthy of all the attention that they are thrown at. OVTLIER has just released a new single that goes by the name, ‘Spineless‘ and oh boy, the music video is intense. The video contains disturbing imagery, so proceed with caution.
It talks about the horrors of the healthcare or drug industry. The new song is some thing nu metal fans can directly cling on to as there are sections the band goes out all guns blazing and then there are certain complimentary parts where they all even out the aggression by taking to clean vocals and anthem-esque melody. Both of the vibes go hand in hand pretty darn well.
Carousel Kings have released a music video for their track “Monarch”, along with a tour announcement. The track is off their latest release Plus Ultra which is available now. “Monarch” is the third track off of Plus Ultra, following “Code Breaker (Smile)” and “Lock Meowt” respectively. The tour begins July 26 in their hometown of Lancaster, Pa in support of the new record.
“ ‘Monarch’ is an anthem to keep pushing, to trust your inner voice and simply GO FOR IT!” explains Carousel Kings vocalist Dave Alexander. “Every day we all have to overcome adversity in some aspect, and this song was written to have the listener reach deep within themselves to erase any preconceived ideas you may not realize are holding you back from your dreams and living your life to its fullest potential. On the video, we wanted to showcase this angle, with a Muay Thai kickboxer training for his fight. His struggles in the ring mirror life’s struggles and adversities, and how perseverance is the only way to prevail.”
These Pennsylvania rockers are set to travel in the Northeast, and then hop West to Washington, California, etc. To keep up with all things Carousel Kings, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Victory Records.
*In this series we pose the age old questions to a wide array of music lovers. As fans of music most of us keep a mental list of active bands we want to see live that we haven’t yet seen. The Bucketlist brings to you those lists of your favorite artists and why those bands mean so much to them*
Hey there! It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these and its time to spin the bucketlist wheel again. Yes, bands consists of people like us and they also same the affinity for fellow bands or idols, so to speak. Today, we bring you our brothers from across the border up north. Hailing from Canada, AUTOPILOT has become a staple in the Sasktatoon Indie music scene. Known for their thoughtful lyrics, powerful hooks, dynamic stage show, and obsessive hard work, they somehow seem to effortlessly walk the line between passionate art and massive appeal. Over the course of 3 full-length records, and one EP, they’ve become road warriors, touring relentlessly across Canada and the US.
And today, we host them on our million dollar section of The Bucketlist. We ask them one simple question whose answers begs the metal idols they still haven’t had the privilege to check them out live. Some interesting answers await you, go find out and see if they match any of your idols.
METAL NEXUS: “As a touring band/musician you get the chance to see a lot of bands up close and personal. A luxury not everyone has. A lot of music lovers keep a “Bucketlist” of bands that we want to see perform live. What are the top active bands you would like to see live (in order) and why?“
“RADIOHEAD One of my favourite bands that I’ve never seen live. They are one of the most creative mainstream bands that have been around forever. They are amazing songwriters, but seeing video of their shows doesn’t do it justice. I imagine it would be a mind-altering experience kind of like the experience you have at a Flaming Lips show.
THE STROKES Who knows if they will get it together long enough to put out another album and tour, but they have been a big influence on our band.
WILCO One of my favourite albums is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Our bass player, Jordan, saw Wilco a few years back in Chicago. I’m still hearing about how amazing the show was.
MARK LANEGAN Perhaps the most under-rated musician that came out of the whole Seattle thing. After hearing him with Queens of the Stone Age and his album Bubblegum, I’ve always wanted to see him live. He puts out albums every few years still and we were too young to even know about the Screaming Trees at that time.“
Meanwhile, the band has released the official music video for their single, “Undisguised.” Directed by Kevin Van Witt, “Undisguised” is off of the band’s latest album, ‘Afterglow‘. Go check that out down below.
Multinational thrash legends Exumer have released a video for “King’s End” a track off of their latest Hostile Defiance. This is the band’s fifth release, which debuted last month via Metal Blade Records. The album hit German charts on position 42, the highest chart entry in the band’s history.
Good day peeps! Today we bring to you an exclusive music video premiere from all the way across the shores of Italy. SOAWARE an alternative rock/electro rock duo is prepping up for the release of their all new upcoming self titled studio album. In celebration of the record release, the Italian duo has decided to unveil their debut single, “We Shall Be One”, which we are super glad to be helping them officially premiere it.
Des Moines, Iowa based psychedelic/stoner metal trio DRUIDS recently announced that their new album, ‘Monument‘, is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KChere. Today, the band in celebration regarding, has released their first official new music video from their new upcoming album for the track, “New Breath“. The new video which was directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video is certainly attention drawing as it is pretty much retro in depiction and inspired by sci-fi.
Louisiana band, R O G U E are brand new and not something to overlook. They are a four-piece consisting of Jansen Nunez on vocals, Jeffrey Fisher of The Arbitrary on guitars, bass is Taylor Law and Nick Guidry on drums. This month the band will be releasing their debut EP, “Anomaly.” Continue reading →
Remember these guys who took the internet by storm with their blend of Indian folk metal? Well, BLOODYWOOD is back with yet another folk yet heavy as hell new music video, ‘Endurant‘. The viral group from New Delhi, India have released new material after almost five months of inactivity ; the new video hits hard and heavy and throws light on the serious issue of bullying. Carrying on with meaningful social messages on their songs with an Indian folk twist, BLOODYWOOD have come a long way ever since they captivated the global audience with their infectious breed of metal.
ROTTING OUT from Los Angeles have recently debuted an all new, energetic music video for “Reaper“, that absolutely rips through your eardrums. The furious new track comes just ahead of two California shows going down this weekend, including a hometown gig at Space 1720 in Los Angeles on Saturday, followed by a performance at 924 Gilman in Berkeley on Sunday. Tickets are on sale now.
The new single, also marks the band’s first new music since their EP, ‘Reconing‘, which was released by Pure Noise Records in 2015. The band reunited back in 2018 for their first shows in years and are expected to release more music and announce additional touring this year.