Enter Shikari Release DIY Video For New Single – Hoodwinker

Enter Shikari, photo credit by Thomas Pullen

Enter Shikari, photo credit by Thomas Pullen


Enter Shikari has released a video for their surprise single ‘Hoodwinker’, premiered last weekend on Daniel P Carter on the BBC 1 Radio Rock Show. You can watch the video for ‘Hoodwinker’ below:Continue reading

Devil Wears Prada Transit Blues Full Album Streaming, Out Today

 The Devil Wears Prada, photo credit Anthony Barlich

The Devil Wears Prada, photo credit Anthony Barlich

Metalcore leaders The Devil Wears Prada have released their new album today, Transit Blues via Rise Records. You can hear the entire album below: Continue reading

Audio: Asking Alexandria – Here I Am

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Ahead of their new album The Black due out March 25th from Sumerian Records, Asking Alexandria are streaming a new song. ‘Here I Am’ can be heard at this link or below:



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Asking Alexandria, by Bret B Photos

The Black will be the first new music with new frontman Denis Shaforostov at the helm. Guitarist Ben Bruce reflects on changing singers and the new course the band has set:

“We hadn’t reached our destination yet, and Danny (Worsnop) had. I think it was necessary. When it happened, I was devastated. I lost my best friend. We even started referring to this part of our career as ‘the black period.’ It was the darkest time, but we weren’t going to give up. If he hadn’t left, I don’t think we would’ve been as inspired as we were. I also don’t think Asking Alexandria would still be around. Instead, we’re more excited than ever about this band.”


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The Black track listing:

01. Let It Sleep

02. The Black

03. I Won’t Give In

04. Sometimes It Ends

05. The Lost Souls

06. Just A Slave To Rock N Roll

07. Send Me Home

08. We’ll Be Okay

09. Here I Am

10. Gone

11. Undivided

12. Circled By The Wolves


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Bury Tomorrow – Earthbound

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Bury Tomorrow continue their attempt at finding a top spot in the field of metalcore with their latest release, Earthbound (Nuclear Blast). Contrary to the group’s wishes, one hears the album as them playing it a little too safe. It can be classified as good metalcore but lacks a special and iconic something.

Overall the album is angry sounding. Whether it is frustration or a try at being heavier is open to interpretation. One is thrown right into the action at the start of the first track ‘The Eternal’ and the album is quick to get down to it. There is a slight improvement as the album goes on but the group never seems to find what it is they are lacking with this release.

‘The Burden’ is the first track on the album to contain some traces of the quality songwriting and sound that were found on earlier works. Bury Tomorrow find some footing by bringing on 90s metalcore representative Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed for the track ‘301’. Credit can be given to them for including their elders in an attempt to solidify them as the new masters of the genre. It is the best track on the album.

Although classifiable as a good album, Earthbound is missing the original soul and ambition that the group’s other albums such as The Union of Crowns. Perhaps this is due to the fact that The Union of Crowns marked the crew’s departure from their independent labels and into something more professional whereas Earthbound is their third album with Nuclear Blast. Another acceptable album for fans of the band, but here is hoping they whip up something special with their next release.



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Audio: Affiance – Gaia, Crowdfunded EP Out Next Month

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Melodic metalcore leaders Affiance are self-releasing their new EP on March 11th, titled Gaia, following a successful crowdfunding campaign last year. The bad has premiered the title track, which you can hear at this link or below:

Vocalist Dennis Tvrdik commented:

“The title track is very much the general theme of the EP. If we keep this course, we will destroy ourselves. We can’t survive if we don’t respect our home. Though it may come off as a cheesy ‘global warming’ song, it has more to do with the overall disregard of how our actions today will impact society for the next generation.”

The band is celebrating the release with a special FREE hometown show at The Agora Ballroom, in Cleveland OH on March 11th, when the EP drops.

Pre-orders bundles for Gaia are available now via MerchNow.

Gaia EP track listing:

1. Reboot

2. Gaia

3. Hollow Empire

4. Knowing

5. Crusader


7. Exist

Affiance tour dates:

Mar 11: The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH (Record Release show/FREE admission)

Mar 12: The Summit – Columbus, OH

Mar 13: The Ritz- Warren, MI

Mar 14: The Cinema- Connellsville, PA

Mar 15: Waterstreet Music Hall- Rochester, NY

Mar 16: Firehouse 13- Providence, RI

Mar 17: Amityville Music Hall- Amityville, NY

Mar 18: The Loft- Poughkeepsie, NY

Mar 19: Championship Bar & Grill- Trenton, NJ

Mar 21: Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC

Mar 22: The Handlebar- Pensacola, FL

Mar 23: Scouts Bar- Houston, TX

Mar 24: Dirty Dog- Austin, TX

Mar 25: The Rail Club- Ft. Worth, TX

Mar 26: Texas Korova- San Antonio, TX

Mar 28: Aftershock Live Music Venue – Merriam, KS

Mar 30: The Garage- Burnsville, MN


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