De Boss announces a new upcoming album entitled “GENESIS”

After his single “Take That” dominated Spotify and Apple Music, De Boss has announced a new album entitled “GENESIS”. The Nigerian-American ATL based artist detailed what the album will sound like and also explained its overall theme. “It’s about taking off a load, putting everyone in their rightful place and just enjoying life, while ignoring negativity” De Boss said, continuing. “So many catastrophes and everything going on in the world. And you want to enjoy life, as long as you have it to the fullest.” The album will be the second solo effort and studio album of De Boss. “Life

PULSE drop their new Cyber Future Metal Single “New Elastic Freak” along with the Sci-Fi Video

PULSE act with their new Cyber Future Metal Single “New Elastic Freak” along with its music video in a bizarre interplay between sexual disorder and alien-obduction Last Week, the release of the new PULSE single “New Elastic Freak” is the third one taken from the brilliant Cyber Future Metal album “Adjusting The Space”, to be released via NRT-Records on November 6th, 2020. The ambiguous “New Elastic Freak” is about a psychopathic sexual disorder with a sex doll resp. the examination of a dead alien body. This ecstatically intense single is not only recommended to fans of Rammstein, Pain or The

Neave Zaria releases the highly anticipated piano ballad ‘Patience Of A Saint’

Neave Zaria is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from the UK who possesses a talent way beyond her years. Heavily compared to Adele & Amy Winehouse, Neave was brought up listening to classic jazz and soul singers such as Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin & Etta James. Influenced by these musical legends and inspired by everyday life Neave has become an accomplished and prolific songwriter. Debut single ‘If I See You’ was released in March 2020 and has been playlisted all around the world, receiving glowing reviews from the music press. Hot off the heels of ‘If I See You’, her

In ‘The Book of Vision’ Composer Hanan Townshend Blurs The Line Between Science and Spirituality

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Ute – “Happiness Together” – thoughtfully sung beautiful music from a strong female singer

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Love Ghost – “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)” will now appeal to a much wider audience

It’s always great to see a band evolve and branch out in new directions. What is even better is to see them succeed at this difficult endeavor. With their latest single –  “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)”, we see L.A. based alternative rock band Love Ghost continue on the path of evolution into much more than a rock band . They incorporate trap beats, rock grit and rap verses, to really diversify their sound on this recording. It’s really impressive to hear this sonic distinctiveness which demonstrates this band’s talent, and their fingers on the beating pulse of modern trends. I

Kahbay – “Cayenne Pepper Boy” – an entertaining story with a vibrant template

Rising out of the gritty underground of New Orleans rap scene, Kahbay is a new emerging rapper, who has released a mixtape through his own music company – Greater New Orleans Sound. His music is regularly played around major venues in New Orleans, with Kahbay himself performing numerous times at the legendary Blue Nile. Spending much of his childhood around local parades and live bands he has been captivated by the craft since the very beginning. Now tackling global markets with his own personal sound and style, Kahbay recently dropped his single “Cayenne Pepper Boy”. Right from the outset, the

LU – Ride or Die” ft. Omari Night and DazeOnEast – a surreal and identifiable tone!

Signed to Big Top Entertainment L.L.C, along with the production team Cali 303, Luis Torres aka LU, is a Mexican singer-songwriter and engineer, born in the city of Guadalajara. He migrated with his parents at the age of one where his family settled in Colorado. Produced by Kxvi, LU’s debut single “Ride or Die”, also features R&B singers-songwriters, Omari Night and DazeOnEast. This is perfect melodic R&B/Pop record, as LU and his crew know melody, quickly laying down the narrative’s overriding tone: “Girl You Know that I am down for you, in the fire shooting rounds for you, ain’t no

Gabe Lopez – “End Of The Lost Summer” deserves top level recognition!

It is extremely rare to come across an artist like Gabe Lopez, who is poised, multi-talented, bold, self-confident yet humble – and surprisingly, one whose name you should already be very familiar with. The reasons are evident. Gabe Lopez is a Billboard Top 5 singer-songwriter and producer, who has produced and written recent music for Belinda Carlisle, New Kids On The Block, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Twice, Key and other multi-platinum artists. He has also produced and written for Joey McIntyre, Charice, James Brown, The Other Two on Comedy Central, SHINee, Tae Yang, VeriVery, DreamNote, Gayme Show, American Idol finalists and

Jae’ Morrissa – “AWOL” and “Butterfly” will send chills up and down your spine

Born Ingrid Jasmin, professionally known as Jae’ Morrissa has gone from singing to patients and residents in hospitals and nursing facilities, to becoming a fast rising singing sensation in the music industry. She started singing at the young age of 3 years old, as her talents were nurtured through her Mother’s taste and love for music. Jae’Morrissa was also inspired and influenced by such artists as Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills, Minnie Rippleton, Phyllis Hyman and Teena Marie. Her debut single “Just My Next Song”, is being considered as a Nominee for the 62nd Grammy Awards 2020, as well as a

Obsidian Tide – “Pillars of Creation” – Rich in fabulous melodies, shining with amazing solos and texturally aural soundscapes

When I heard the intricate themes and the heavy progressive direction on the album, “Pillars of Creation”, I was enthralled. Few bands are able to merge progressive metal and melody in a heavy fashion whilst maintaining an edgy, somewhat original vibe. Obsidian Tide have solved that puzzle for the most part. Their penchant for heavy, dark metal shines forth on this album, a conceptual piece filled with emotional peaks. Critics and consumers of epic rock and concept metal will be blown away by the originality of the music here. I think the Israeli band has crafted a compelling and incredible journey, both lyrically and musically, across the 7 tracks that make up this recording.

“Pillars of Creation” is an incredibly smooth album, condensed into an intense and emotionally charged experience from beginning to end, leaving nothing to speculation – this is progressive metal, at times, wearing its influences apparently – fully energetic and unapologizing.

At times it is hard to believe that this is only a three piece unit – made up of Oz Avneya (guitars and clean vocals), Shachar Bieber (bass and harsh vocals) and Erez Nadler (drums and programming) – such is the astounding power and explosion of sound pushed out by Obsidian Tide. This is by far their most mature work to date and is without a doubt, their best.

Rich in fabulous melodies, shining with amazing solos and texturally aural soundscapes, Obsidian Tide forge true artistic sound sculpting at its finest. The tunes are fresh, and all the musicians are virtuosos, yet there is never any overplaying or childish showboating.

The melodies can actually survive on their own, even without the masterful instrumentation. And that is something highly unusual in any genre of metal. Right from the opening title track, “Pillars of Creation”, the band deliver staggering vocal performances, mathematically precise instrumentation, impenetrably complex and challenging arrangements, and a willingness to embrace variation.

The extreme proficiency with which Obsidian Tide creates music has indeed made me a fan. “Seven” launches with a rolling percussive riff that develops into a twisting harsh vocal tornado. The guitar controls this whirlwind of musical psychosis with determined precision. The band is in a frenetic mood, and vocalist Oz Avneya is in melodic voice despite the heavy and contiguous rhythm that hammers under his vocal line.

“King Of A New Realm” is the first sign that we are to expect something different, yet at the same time mystifyingly familiar, from Obsidian Tide. It is eight minutes of seizure-like rhythms that defy any analysis, including a solo piano interlude which introduces a spell-breaking segment into the song.

“Portent Of Betrayal” is a cranium-shattering experience with driving guitars and harsh vocals dominating the song. By now exhausted, the listener might be left wondering what, if anything, the band could now do to offer some respite. It comes by way of the quieter introduction of “Hireath”. But it is only a brief recess, before the song explodes into overdrive.

However the arrangement allows for softer and louder sections with vividly captivating orchestrations. Obsidian Tide fluctuate between quirky ferocity and vibrant serenity with enchanting confidence and catchiness on “The Harbinger And The Millennial Vengeance”. It conjures a mesh of crushing riffs, feisty rhythms, and the band’s characteristic vocals, to immediately feel at home in their catalog.

In contrast, the ultimate “Magnanimous” is a beautifully atmospheric ode that builds masterfully from luscious delicacy to complex frenzy without subjugating its core emotion. The song again features Obsidian Tide’s innate ability to extract both melodic and power-metal aggression simultaneously.

It is filled with polyrhythms, pleading melodies, jaw-shattering guitars and bass and an excellent saxophone interlude. Bewildering, impressive and satisfying, all at the same time. Formed in 2012 in the suburbs of Tel-Aviv, Obsidian Tide are certainly no newcomers to the progressive metal scene, and with this album they prove that they do it infinitely better than most.

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