INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE ARMONITE RELEASES SECOND ALBUM “AND THE STARS ABOVE”!

Armonite, the instrumental rock collective led by composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, signed with LA-based indie label Cleopatra Records for the release of their new album, And the Stars Above. Armonite’s instrumental music is perfectly in line with the spirit of the label, especially now that Cleopatra expanded in the movie industry. With the film division Cleopatra Entertainment, the company has distributed, developed, and produced several films most of which have a strong horror and/or music component, including The Devil’s Domain (starring Michael Madsen), The Black Room (starring Lin Shaye), Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! (featuring the voice

indieOn Connects Music to the Blockchain and Creates Better Experiences for Artists and Music Fans

 Santa Fe, NM, USA – indieOn Inc.(indieOn™) is excited to announce the release of its music currency NDI to bring blockchain technology to the music sharing economy. Using a consensus platform allowing indieOn App subscribers to listen and vote on music selections in return for NDI tokens. indieOn is confident of creating a “music miner” who listens more and grow their Token value. The indieOn protocol is based on a decentralize ecosystem and revolutionize the music sharing economy industry. Chain of custody and smart wallets solve critical problems for musicians in marketing, managing and monetizing their creative talent. The global

Lyrics Of Two: “Summer Song (Hey, Hey)” – lyrical poignancy and a catchy sound

Founded by Los Angeles born, head songwriter and poet,  who is classically trained in piano and has a degree in Sociology from Mount St. Mary’s University, Lyrics Of Two have established themselves as accomplished lyricists, songwriters, and composers. Marie Helen is a member of the Songwriter’s Guild Of America, and has had an interest in creative writing from a very early age. From the acoustic pop of “Mysteries”, to the gritty, rhythmic Americana rock of “Streetlights Are Spotlights” and onto the life empowering anthem “Let’s Make This Earth From House To Home”, Lyrics Of Two have never failed to impress.

DirtyHarvard Is Set To Release Their New Hood Pop Album

DirtyHarvard has recently announced that they are all set to release their new hood pop album. They have already released 3 new singles from the upcoming album on SoundCloud and are ready to launch their first music video later this month. LosAngeles, CA – Biz and Rix Melody are the main men behind DirtyHarvard. DirtyHarvard is strongly becoming known for their HOOD POP style in music, which blends the sounds of known genres like Rock, Pop, and Hip Hop but with a DirtyHarvard twist. This newly crafted masterpiece will consist of 26 songs, while 3 of the album singles have already

SUPADAMN: “Pick the Party Up” – an eargasm that will take you to party heaven

SUPADAMN has been on his grind for a while now. He just gets more focused and more ambitious with every passing day. His latest 7 track project, “Pick the Party Up” dropped worldwide on the 3rd August 2018, and confirms the previous statement. This is his third album release, and follows his critically acclaimed album “Floor It”. A potential heavyweight in the underground circuit since 2016, the sharp-tongued rapper born in n Santa Monica has steadily – and deservedly – been earning widespread respect across the independent hip-hop community. SUPADAMN passion and devotion to the grind certainly pays off with

J. Sariah: “The Journey” – honoring the sounds of past and updating it for today

Singer-songwriter J. Sariah has dropped her full-length debut album, “The Journey”, with tracks produced by 3Bubble & J. Gray of Live From The Pentagon Entertainment and DJ Izzy Ill, idreaminstero and Dorothy Chan of Barron Studios in Houston, Texas. J. Sariah who comes from a family of music producers was once destined for the pro tennis circuit, but her passion for music took into a new direction. The artist began writing songs in middle school as a way of escaping stressful times, and graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She has since released her 5 song debut EP, “The

DevGotCharacter: “Draft Night” combines superb flows with a real emotional connection

Out of Memphis, Tennessee, living out in the Bay Area, comes a hip-hop artist who has seen some things, has been there and done that, but after a long look in the mirror, DevGotCharacter has taken his game to another level. Adding some introspective ingredients to spice up his artistry, Dev has created what could potentially be one of the most interesting hip-hop releases this year. Far too often in hip-hop, the status quo becomes boring and stale. DevGotCharacter takes rap back to where it belongs with thoughtful and whimsical wordplay, while telling stories all wrapped up in a singular

Alternative rock band Love Ghost have released their debut album “Lobotomy”

Love Ghost is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles. While young in age (two of them are juniors in high school), these musicians have a genuine and developed grunge rock sound. The band released their first full-length album “Lobotomy” on June 17th. The album was produced by Eric Lilivois and was recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle & NRG Studios in Los Angeles. Their sound has been compared to Alice in Chains and Smashing Pumpkins, amongst other throwback rock greats. Their music is influenced by the teenagers’ personal experiences of addiction, mental illness, heartache, love and coming of

Jacob Seeger: “Something Real” – more than enough architecture to warrant multiple listenings

Jacob Seeger is an upcoming singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music displays a fresh new blend of Pop, R&B, and Singer-songwriter flavors. Seeger enrolled in Fordham University at Lincoln Center in NYC in 2014, and the following year released his self-produced debut recording – “Girl – EP”. He then moved to Boston and enrolled in Northeastern University to pursue a degree in Music Business with a concentration in Songwriting. Signed to Northeastern’s Greenline Records – he wrote, produced and recorded the single entitled “Call Me”. Since then, Seeger has performed at multiple venues, including the classic “The Bitter End”, and

Arash Behzadi: “The Last Sigh” – a wonderful sense of dynamics and timing

As a Canadian Iranian whose musical evolution has its beginnings in traditional Persian folk music, Arash Behzadi’s vibrant piano compositions explore the gamut of human emotions. “The piano mirrors existence in all its complexities from moments of profound sadness and loss to exhilaration and new beginnings,” he says. Arash’s soulful searchings have evolved in the last few years, spurred by a dedication to yoga along with explorations into a variety of art forms and fresh interpretations of New Age music. He is a creative collaborator working with renowned choreographers, artists, and musicians. Arash’s audience is a global one. He has

Proll GUNS: “Horseflesh BBQ” – weighty, awesome, wonderful and mostly focused!

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I remember hearing those words years ago and I’m curious if Evil Ed (Lead Vocals & Bass Guitar), The Burner (Vocals & Guitar) and Cra “Y“ Maker (Drums) and the company of Saloon Girls, Miss Candy Rose and Miss Sherly Colt find importance or meaning in them. Typically as bands progress in their careers they get more experimental in their sound. For some it works, for others not so much. Some return to form, lesser talents quickly fade away. Well fear not, this is Thrash Metal band Proll GUNS at their very best!

Proll GUNS

Proll GUNS

It’s amazing to me how the German independent label, NRT-RECORDS comes up with so much quality material. Proll GUNS is making quite a statement here on their latest release, “Horseflesh BBQ” and it’s evident to me that they are not going to fade away.

With almost an hour of music on this album, it’s a no brainer. In this day and age where most bands think 35-40 minutes albums are enough, Proll GUNS crushes the competition in terms of playing time. More bang for your buck! Two thumbs up.

I’m blown away and inspired by how Proll GUNS could be pulling off this level of quality, as well raising their game in the independent arena. The variety and dynamics shifting from song to song assure the listener that this band is not content to ride on the sound and success of “And the Western Blood Runs” but throw in enough tropes and references to that album so longtime fans can’t help but grin with each brain-shifting head-bang.

Proll GUNS live.

Proll GUNS live.

Proll GUNS take the very promising direction of their Western Thrash ‘N’ Roll sound and channeled the blast to create something very cohesive and meaty on “Horseflesh BBQ”. This thing is weighty, awesome, wonderful and mostly focused, with Evil Ed, in particular, sounding passionate and brimming full of unholy fire. It sounds like a band that feels they have a point to prove and are intent on doing it with a musical pile-driver.

“Horseflesh BBQ”, has it all and basically will help to create a whole new subgenre of metal, being a cross between Thrash Metal and Southern Fried Rock. Mixed and Mastered by Danish producer Tue Madsen; sonically, this is an exemplary record.

The instruments are crystal clear, the mix is crushing and well balanced, and this only serves to highlight the superb, passionate performances and some of the best vocals in the band’s repertoire. It’s a real treat for the ears, as hard-hitting guitar riffs and basslines swirl around the room while the gorgeously-recorded drum kit hammers proudly across the spectrum.

Proll GUNS and the Saloon Girls

Proll GUNS and the Saloon Girls

The quality of the songwriting tips everything over the edge. It’s not just immaculately produced, furiously performed and stylistically satisfying, but it’s also just plain brilliant in and of itself. The tracks stand up remarkably well to repeat listens. All the little clever structuring decisions and neat flourishes reveal themselves more and more with repeat listens. There’s an immense depth to this one.

There’s no filler, no weak songs, nothing out-of-place. The choruses are memorable. The solos are scorching. The fills are impressive and satisfying. The album is chocked full of riffs that sound like all eras of metal history and still move things forward to the future. There’s a bouncy Hardcore-influenced sound to “From Texas To Hell,” a haunting epic feeling to “Fucking Troublemaker,” a melancholy melodic feel to “Southern Slavery” a big dirty sludgy sound to “Execution” and more rampant thrashy aggression with the likes of “The Revolver” and “Reno Gang.” This titanic recording is full to the brim with all different sorts of ideas and directions but still feels like one cohesive whole. Get yourself a copy if you haven’t already!

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