SKOWT A Brand New Platform Connecting Unsigned Musicians To The Industry

SKOWT is a brilliant new venture that helps give recognition to unsigned musicians around the world. SKOWT helps connect unsigned artists with the biggest target markets most relevant to their needs – streaming music fans, event/media companies and A&R/Licensing Managers. The platform is highly interactive with artists from a wide range of genres represented. The platform is free to register on and provides for a much better and faster introduction of new music to fans – while at the same time creating a chart which quickly gives insight into the most listened to tracks, helping A&R/Licensing Managers as well as

Bitter Lake: “Frozen Landscapes” has both atmosphere as well as pummeling force

Ambient and Symphonic metal often run into walls of mundane sameness that conflict with intended results. No matter what could go wrong with these types music, one-man Scottish project, Bitter Lake, of does not fall victim to it. The composer reliably challenges the genres’ categorical parts to create something unique and as equally beautiful as it is noisy. And noisy it is, as Bitter Lake’s blend of the aforementioned genres is abrasive, aggressive and loud on the single “Frozen Landscapes”, which is taken from an upcoming album. The song construction and the use of classic black metal fare work well

Angel: “Hero” – all-embracing artistic approach

Angel is a Los Angeles and Sydney based socially conscious artist who composes what is described as “Statement” Cinematic Soundtracks and Music Short Films/Videos. Trained in acting, singing and dancing, the award-winning artist who has picked up accolades in the UK and Australia, adopted her signature style after attending a Hans Zimmer Masterclass. As a child, her mother introduced her to Hollywood musical and style icons such as Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn, who have shaped her work, and probably explains her all-embracing artistic approach. To complete the picture of Angel’s go-ahead attitude it should be noted that

Its Showtime with Billy Stark Stone & Rico Blythe!

Billy Stark Stone w/ Rico Blythe is a new project featuring the aforementioned. Billy Stark Stone was the lead singer/founding member of NYC’s first and original seminal and notorious teen ‘punk’ band, The Blessed. Rico Blythe was the guitarist in a later incarnation of the same that resulted in the release of an EP titled ‘Taboo’ that sold out its initial run. Now Billy and Rico have teamed up to create this exciting new enterprise. Coming hot on the heels of their acclaimed single and video ‘Revolution Rerun’ they have just re-released a re-mastered version of ‘Potters Field’ from the

M3 El Famoso Leon drops “Dead Inside” (Prod. Vessels)

“Dead Inside” (Prod. Vessels) by M3 El Famoso Leon  is a dark, deep, rock, hip hop love song, about a guy that gets a record deal and falls in love with a mysterious girl. A songwriter, rapper, and singer from Bronx NY, music is M3 El Famoso Leon’s life, it’s how he express his most dark, as well as happy, life experiences. This is hip-hop which does away with the soothing regularity of traditional flows and lyrics in favor of a brash, dangerously off-kilter rock attitude. M3 El Famoso Leon’s lively lyricism and the brilliantly grungy and experimental production form

Matt Westin: “Legacy” – the rising country star with a deep baritone

Matt Westin found his fulfillment in the creative outlets of singing and singing after years of searching, and walked away from a promising career in engineering to pursue that passion. Influences by legendary artists, ranging from Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks, to even Frank Sinatra, Matt found his voice. He honed his vocal ability in bars and clubs around Pittsburgh for over a decade, with his at first reluctant family, becoming his biggest supporters. But it was the tragic event of his father passing away due to complications of chemotherapy in his battle with Leukemia, which drove Matt to seriously

North Carolina Jimmy Bones Releases his first major Single worldwide

From River Head, Long Island, NY by way of Elizabeth City NC emerges Jimmy Bones and his long awaited Single, “Goin In” Feat. Ms. B now available on ITunes, Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, and Google Music worldwide Jimmy Bones is Goin In, all the way in with this first major Single release. Signed to Indie Label, out of Muncie, Indiana, G.I. Records LLC, a label that is known for breaking artists, from Indie to Major, one hit at a time. Jimmy Bones lives the life that he writes and raps about; his music is his blood. The Hip Hop Rap

Myja display a very specific amount of fearlessness

Los Angeles, CA-based side project Myja featuring Michael Marquart and Jacob Bunton release their debut self-titled album on January 12th, 2018. The record was produced, engineered and mixed by Jason Elgin (Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster, Collective Soul), at The Barn, Marquart’s studio in Malibu, CA. In today’s world of singles, short attention spans and immediate gratification, it goes against the grain to release a 10 track rock album. But then I guess that Myja are not a band to go along with the crowd. Let’s face it: Being a classic rock band in 2018 requires a very specific

Andrew Gerard: “Run Away With Me” – This album has much to offer listeners

Canadian singer, guitarist and songwriter Andrew Gerard was born in Ottawa, and grew up on Vancouver Island. He is also known as Gerard The Hypnotist from the TV series Mindfreak with Criss Angel. Departing from TV and the world of magic after a car accident he rediscovered music while recovering. Discovered by LA Producer Ran Pink who produced his “Two Birds” recording at Fonogenic Records in LA, Andrew has just released his brand new full-length album “Run Away With Me”. Two songs on the album – the titular track and “Miracles” was produced by Danny Craig, while “Shine” and “Rewind”

NOAH ARCHANGEL & THE BAND OF THE HAWK – “THE MASCHINE WARS: SONGS OF SOLOMON”

The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon is a journey more complex and original, yet more accessible than anything Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk may have released before it. The fact that it exists at all is testament to the projects perseverance, raw talent, and prophetic direction with which Noah Archangel, King Aka Yeaux Majesty, Ash Ra Aka Houey Freeman Fka Ashtonomics, P.ey3, Grynd Seazon, and Juskwam steer the good ship Band of the Hawk aka BOHUP, to the richest musical waters; plucking out those worth bringing along on their musical voyage and creating records greater than the

MADE N’ AMERICA: “In Rock We Trust” – fused into one fat shiny sledgehammer, swung with gleeful abandon!

As their name suggests, MADE N’ AMERICA consists of true red, white and blue, born and bred in the USA rock n’ roll. Based out of Los Angeles, California, this high energy, straight ahead, no non- sense pure rock n’ roll band are made up of David “Bulldog” Keckhut (Vocals), Sam Bam Koltun (Guitar), Clackers Kay (Bass) and Sammy Aliano (Drums). MADE N’ AMERICA have dropped their album “In Rock We Trust”, featuring the single “White Girl Rhythm” for which they have also published an official music video, showcasing the talents of dancer  Daimici Robert.

made-n-america-coverThose looking for innovative and sophisticated rock have totally missed the point. MADE N’ AMERICA will kick you in the teeth with this record. The quality of the songs on here is unrivaled – this is one the greatest rock n’ roll album in years – indie or major! I wasn’t expecting anything nearly as good as this album is. It’s classic rock n’ roll all the way, with good, solid performances, big choruses, tunes you’ll want to sing along with and best of all, powerful and inventive riffs.

From the moment the band kick the album off with the title track, “In Rock We Trust”, everything reverberates with great riffs, massive power chords, thick backbeats, soaring vocals, and lyrics that you can fully understand. Each and every song thereafter simply sets the standard for perfection. You’ll find no lengthy solos or other standard rock self-indulgences. Instead, the playing is the tightest you could ever pray for. Guitars, bass, and drums are fused into one fat shiny sledgehammer, swung with gleeful abandon.

The timbre of the guitars, the dense compact chords, and the rhythm breaks are calibrated and dosed to perfection. Only in the baroque music of centuries ago will you ever hear such awe-inspiring discipline and restraint, distilled into music that sounds deceptively simple. MADE N’ AMERICA’s ensemble production is a rock machine designed to attack your senses as a single, ferocious, self-contained unit. Their music is powerful, driving, and energetic because they have the magic formula for making the listener experience the same passion they pour into the creation of their music.

made-n-america-680But anyone who has only the slightest idea about the history of rock will tell you that all of the above will never quite be enough without a singer able to translate verses and choruses into throat-scorching, head banging anthems. David “Bulldog” Keckhut is such a singer. “White Girl Rhythm”, “Black Widow”, “American Made” and “All Night Long” are such anthems. After hearing these tracks, there can be no doubt that Keckhut’s voice is perfectly suited to fire-up unapologetic, testosterone-driven rock.

Long story short, for anyone out there that appreciates rock music at all, you must own this album. Music these days is so overproduced and overpitched to kids that it’s almost a crime against humanity. From the moment “In Rock We Trust” starts to the final chord it’s all classic rock and roll. “Black Widow” is my favorite song on the album. Blast it in your car and drive down an interstate. You’ll probably get a speeding ticket, but it’s worth it. Keep on rocking!

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