RAT ROD PARTS WAY WITH FRONTMAN MIKE SMITH

RAT ROD PARTS WAY WITH MIKE SMITH After five years, Philadelphia based hard rock outfit RAT ROD and frontman Mike Smith have gone their separate ways. Smith departed the band to take care of his ailing mother and for health reasons, the singer announced on his Facebook page. In that post, Smith said, “The start of this New Year brings …

BLITZ RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “FREDDIE SAID” TO COMMEMORATE LATE LEGEND’S BIRTH

                        Rising UK heavy rock trio, BLITZ release the track, “Freddie Said” – a tribute to Freddie Mercury today, which would have been the legendary frontman’s 77th birthday. Taken from the band’s upcoming album, Kicking Up A Storm, “Freddie Said”  is, “without a doubt our most complex song arrangement wise,” relays …

ESCAPE THE HIVE RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “SEPARATE LIVES”

Phoenix, AZ based melodic hard rockers ESCAPE THE HIVE release a brand-new single today and along with it, the video for “Separate Lives,” which the band teamed up with Sleaze Roxx for the premiere of and can be seen here. Pulled from the band’s debut album, This is Gonna Sting, released on 15 September via Shock Records / Vanity Music …

HELL’S ADDICTION RELEASES SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “SCREAM YOUR NAME”

  Today sees the release of “Scream Your Name,” the first single and video from HELL’S ADDICTION’S long awaited new album, entitled 9 O’Clock Horses and due on 29 September through Weapon Records / Vanity Music Group. “Scream Your Name” sees the Leicester, UK based quintet come tearing out of the gate with the perfect track to introduce the public to the 9 …

ST. VALENTINE AND SLAM REISSUES OUT NOW VIA 20TH CENTURY MUSIC

                                    Out now through 20th Century Music / Vanity Music Group are two previously unreleased albums worth of material from a couple of Hollywood’s hottest properties in the late 80s and early 90s. ST. VALENTINE were basically the face of the Sunset Strip through the latter half …

ATTACK OF THE RISING™ TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, ‘GAME CHANGER’ SIGNS WITH WEAPON RECORDS / VANITY MUSIC GROUP

Los Angeles metal stalwarts ATTACK OF THE RISING have recently finished work on their newest album, Game Changer. Recorded at GailForce Studios and Skull Seven Studios with legendary Bill Metoyer at the helm, Game Changer will be out in the late Spring of 2021 via Weapon Records / Vanity Music Group, preceded by “a single or two,” according to guitarist and band co-founder Tony Lepre. The …

CULT AOR BAND VALENTINE RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “SANDY” THROUGH 20th CENTURY MUSIC

New York City early 90s AOR heroes VALENTINE led by one of the most loved voices in music, courtesy of Hugo Valenti, have released “Sandy,” the first single from their upcoming collection Demos from the Attic and it can be downloaded from here. The Demos from the Attic collection comes two decades after the quartet’s much loved debut surfaced on Giant / Reprise Records in …

DIRTBAG REPUBLIC SINGLE “WANNABEES” ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS TODAY

Vancouver, Canada’s glampunk kings DIRTBAG REPUBLIC have released the first single from their forthcoming Tear Down Your Idols full length album due this Spring via Shock Records / Vanity Music Group. According to frontman, Sandy Hazard, ““Wannabees” is an anthem for all of the musicians that tried but didn’t get the breaks over the years.” The track is a great representation of what’s to …

DIRTBAG REPUBLIC WRAP UP VIDEO FOR “WANNABEES” : VIDEO SET TO PREMIERE LATER THIS WEEK

Vancouver based glam punk quintet DIRTBAG REPUBLIC have finished shooting the video for “Wannabees”, the first single from their upcoming Tear Down Your Idols full length album. Set to premiere on 7 January 2021, “Wannabees” was directed by Matt Leaf from Hadron Films (Mother Mother, The Pack AD, k-os and others) and shot in the band’s hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Frontman, Sandy Hazard on …

NORTH CAROLINA METAL ACT AITTALA SIGNS WITH EXITUS STRATAGEM RECORDS

Veteran metallers AITTALA (pronounced EYE-tah-la) have signed with Exitus Stratagem Records (ExSR) beginning with the re-release of their fully remastered fourth album, American Nightmare as the band works on their sixth currently untitled studio album. Hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina, AITTALA was initially formed back in 1991 in The Netherlands by lead vocalist / guitarist and band namesake Eric Aittala, the band quickly became an attraction …

NORTH CAROLINA’S THE FIFTH WORKING ON NEW EP

North Carolina hard rock outfit, THE FIFTH are currently hard at work on their new Ep, Ascension, which will see the light of day later this year through EXS Records and distributed both digitally and to retail outlets by The Orchard / Sony Music via Vanity Music Group. Produced by the band themselves and recorded by Andy Pow at Digital Wave Recording in …

KINGS OF DUST RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “YA, THAT’S ME”

Phoenix based retro rockers KINGS OF DUST have released a lyric video for the track “Ya, That’s Me,” which can be seen here. “The song discusses being stuck with who you are. Good or bad,” says singer Michael Thomas Beck.  “This was one of the tracks that the rhythm section recorded in one take. There are several of those on …

WICKED GARDEN RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “ASK ME IF I CARE”

Las Vegas top alternative rock act WICKED GARDEN have released the video for “Ask Me If I Care“, the second single from their critically acclaimed debut album, Post Dystopian Leisure Music, out now through Shock Records / Vanity Music Group.  The band has teamed up with leading US based website Brutal Planet for the premiere, which can be seen here. Frontman Dominick …

WICKED GARDEN RELEASE ‘POST DYSTOPIAN LEISURE MUSIC’ ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS

Las Vegas top alternative rock act, WICKED GARDEN have their debut full length album, Post Dystopian Leisure Music released today on all digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, MTV and others via Shock Records / Vanity Music Group. Recorded  at Las Vegas’ National Southwest Recording during February of 2018 and produced by frontman Dominick Muzio, the album features guest appearances from Slash …

WICKED GARDEN PREMIERE “ALREADY GONE” VIDEO THROUGH PURE GRAIN AUDIO

Las Vegas alternative rock act WICKED GARDEN have released their new video for “Already Gone” and have teamed up with Pure Grain Audio for the premiere. “Already Gone” was shot at 11st Records in Las Vegas, which also houses National Southwest Recording in the back where Post Dystopian Leisure Music  was recorded. It was directed by Dominick Muzio, shot and edited by …

STONE LEADERS TEAM UP WITH BRUTAL PLANET TO PREMIERE “BOX OF TIME” LYRIC VIDEO: ALBUM RELEASED TODAY THROUGHOUT EUROPE

Croatian / American “dark prog” act STONE LEADERS, featuring drummer John Macaluson (ARK, Labyrinth, Michael Romeo, etc) have released the first lyric video from their self titled debut album and are premiering the clip through Brutal Planet Magazine. Regarding the song, “You know, one day you’re doing fine until soon you’re walking down a street and a voice or scent, or …