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

Interview: Miles Casella Getting ready for Live Show in new Orleans!

Miles Casella is a Hip-Hop artist from Baton Rouge, LA, who has released several projects under different aliases since 2014. Miles blends Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Blues to create his own eclectic style. He has just released his album “The Sidewalk Flower” which illustrates the view of a small-town kid caught up in the city life. Apparently many of the recordings used for this album were recorded curbside. Miles Casella has an upcoming show on January 21st, 2018 at The Willow Uptown in New Orleans, Louisiana. Shows starts at: 6:30pm – Tickets are $12.00 dollars each. This will be the second

Cody Jay: “Off The Vine” – sheer soul-stirring elegance

If you’re looking for music that has pure taste written all over it, you’ve found it. Every single song on the album, “Off The Vine”, by Cody Jay is sheer soul-stirring elegance. I love the music, because it’s real to the very last word. Not only do you hear and understand what Mr. Cody Jay is saying, you feel it. For all those still floating on cloud nine, who still believe in the art form of true love. Finally, there is music that can explain it in ways, we were only capable of thinking of. Buy it, listen to it and learn to enjoy a new state of mind.

The album cover

The album cover

Cody Jay is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Burbank CA, Cody got his start performing in genres including but not limited to R&B, Jazz, Barbershop, Opera, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Pop. He is unique in the fact that all his records are written, recorded, and produced solely by himself at his recording studio in Orange County.

This album is a must for anyone who loves R&B, Pop or Soul-induced music. Cody Jay has a quality sounding voice. And if you’re a little mistrusting because he ain’t black, the truth is that Jay can sing chocolate-smooth like the rest of them and even better than some.  This white boy does black music better than almost everybody out now. Standout tracks like “Hard to Get”,One Day”, “Beautiful (feat. Guille Lamont)”, “AnimalandGrind (feat. Guille Lamont)”, should be more than enough to satisfy your curiosity.

Cody Jay’s use of melody and lyrics makes every song extraordinary. He truly projects real emotion in each of the cuts. This album showcases his maturity as a songwriter, his deeply soulful touch, and his way of finding that smooth groove that makes you want to tap your foot, bob your head or maybe dim the lights.

Cody Jay

Cody Jay

“Off The Vine” obviously represents the culmination of several years of steady growth, as on it, Jay performs like a seasoned pro. Though he uses his voice like an instrument and utilizes all of its timbral extensions, you always get the impression he is not wasting any notes or delivering them for pure show. His voice is always at the service of the music, and never of his ego.

Not only is Cody Jay one of the most talented up-and-coming stars in the business right now, but also one of the finest. His smooth tones of voice is just one of his fantastic traits. This record is the kind of offering you’d expect from a voice like Jay’s: solid, contemporary R&B and Pop that’s able to straddle what he knows, what he’s capable of, and what’s hot right now. The bottom line is, Cody Jay is in a league of his own, and most of the tracks off of “Off The Vine”, should be all over the radio already.

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