Watch Video of Matt Pike Vs. The Automaton Live in Concert From Seattle 

Matt Pike (SLEEP, High On Fire) is closing out the year playing some headline shows with his project Pike Vs. The Automaton. He released his debut album with that project in 2022. Read our review of that album here, and watch video shot by C.ell Arts on YouTube of four songs.  Continue reading

Metallica Releases a New Animated Video for “Master of Puppets”

Metallica has shared a new video for their classic song “Master of Puppets” from the album of the same name. The track and album have risen up the global streaming and sales chats on the power of appearing in the Stranger Things Season 4 finale. The animated clip was made by U.K. design agency ILOVEDUST, which previously worked with Ozzy Osbourne on the artwork for his upcoming studio album “Patient Number 9”, and with Foo Fighters on promotional activity for their “Studio 666” movie.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Takénobu Shares Their New Music Video – “Got To Get By”

Incredible Indie/ Chamber Pop group Takénobu released their new album Always Leave a Note, early last month to rave reviews. Now the truly dynamic duo – singer-cellist Nick Ogawa and his wife, singer-violinist Kathryn Koch have teamed up with Ghost Cult to share the evocative new video for the single “Got To Get By.” The track is an entrancing melodic wonder, with haunted vocals, a super-catchy hook, and deep lyrics that draw you in. Now coupled with this amazing video, the visuals are sure to drum up a well of emotions about isolation, mental health, and trying to cope through these dark times. This clip is sure to resonate for a long time with fans. Watch it now! 

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Not Being a Spammer

I don’t know how many times it needs to be said, but please don’t spam people when trying to promote your band. It’s amazing to me how much this continues to happen even years into ongoing social media domination of the universe. I want to break down common annoying types of spam and how hit people up productively instead. Continue reading

BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Finding Collaborators

A lot of you folks want to do collaborations. This is great. They are an awesome, proven way to grow your band. The issue is that most folks have no clue how to identify who to do this with. I wanted to talk some time to help you to better understand how to find people for collaborations.

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on 3 More Ways to Engage Your Community

So I’m always telling people that they need to spend more time engaging with their community, but often people don’t understand what that means. It’s tricky to explain to people exactly how engaging with their community looks, especially in the COVID era – so I wanted to break down 3 COVID friendly community engagement strategies.

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Marketing Lessons from KISS

There are few bands who have really maintained the longevity and vision of KISS. For nearly fifty years now they have been one of the biggest bands in the world. They defined multiple generations of rock fans and even now in an era of live streams are pushing the envelope to craft some of the most impressive content in the field. So what are the lessons we can take from KISS?

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on 3 Ideas to Email Your List

Everyone seems to know that they need to be sending emails to their email list, but they don’t know what to write. I wanted to break this down for you in a simple and easy way so that we could sit down and analyze some of the most effective types of emails that you can write to foster a relationship with your fans.

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Consistency and Your Content

Did you know the average YouTuber with 1 million views has 3,873 videos uploaded? That for the average person to reach 100k subscribers they need to upload 1,171 videos? This shit isn’t easy. In fact – it is quite difficult. This is why consistency is key. 

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