ZAYDE WØLF: Holy Water Monday, 12 April 2021 21:03 by madseason
Zayde Wølf - Holy Water

Nashville's Alt. Rock chart topper Zayde Wølf, the musical persona of Grammy nominated producer and songwriter Dustin Burnett, has released the new single Holy Water, one his most powerful songs to date, a bold statement being that his music has yielded over 400 Million streams and has served as the motivational soundtrack for millions of fans, who have found the strength and inspiration to overcome life's toughest challenges in Wølf's music.

Holy Water follows the formula of some of the most memorable songs ever written, being that it manifested quickly, unexpectedly and was a last-minute addition to the album. It was one of those accidental songs that emerged once Burnett released his creative boundaries as he felt the album was finished. "I didn't try to write Holy Water on purpose, it was already in there, a raw and personal moment, just waiting for me to release it," says Burnett.  "Sometimes when you remove all of your boundaries on your creativity, something new, surprising, and even fantastic emerges. I think Holy Water was that for me."

Holy Water, which is featured on Spotify's All New Rock and New Noise playlists, follows up the anti-hero inspired song Madness, that  Indie Obsessive said was filled with "thunderous percussion, backing vocal shouts, and crescendos that contribute to the pandemic-like motivational effect that Madness builds in listeners," and was immediately swooped up for us all throughout the NCAA March Madness tournament by CBS and Turner  Sports.
Back At It, Zayde Wølf's  first taste of the new music this year, was a powerful entry that Apiate called "an energetic pop/rock track that carries the musician's signature electronic-infused style. Zayde's lyrics are reminiscent and uplifting and he delivers the song with infectious exuberance," setting the tone for what 2021 had in store for Zayde Wølf fans, his third full length album Neon Blood Type.
This album follows the 2018 release of Modern Alchemy, Zayde Wølf's sophomore full-length album, which charted in over 25 countries on the iTunes charts and debuted in the top ten on the iTunes Alternative chart in the U.S. within hours of its release.

Neon Blood Type is scheduled to be released next May 7. Meanwhile, stream/buy Holy Water on your favorite digital music service and watch the official video clicking on the image.

DIAMANTE: Ghost Myself Wednesday, 7 April 2021 13:59 by madseason
Diamante - Ghost Myself

It generally takes over a billion years for a diamond to form, and yet in just 24 years, Diamante has really begun to sparkle. With iridescent sapphire hair, a show-stopping voice, runway-ready fashion swagger, and an empowering message, the Boston-raised and Los Angeles-based Mexican-Italian-American siren brings a new (and blue) fire to rock and alternative music.

Diamante spent her teenage years cutting her teeth at local gigs on the Sunset Strip to become the powerhouse performer she is today. A disciple of both P!nk and Guns N’ Roses who doesn' fall into rockstar excess or even sport tattoos, she devoted every waking minute to honing a signature "hard rock sound with a modern alternative edge." This unique and undeniable approach caught the attention of Better Noise Music who signed her in 2015. She hit the studio with super producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Halestorm, Kelly Clarkson) to record what would become her full-length debut, Coming In Hot. With the release of her first album, Diamante undeniably stormed the scene in 2018 with a #1 song at rock radio (her collaboration of Hear Me Now with Bad Wolves), along with a top 15 song with her own single Haunted.

Now three years later, and after extensive touring with bands like Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Chevelle, and Shinedown… Diamante is in full force shining brighter than ever before. In 2019, Diamante parted ways with Better Noise and soon after teamed up with Howard Benson and Neil Sanderson of Judge & Jury as an independent artist to make her sophomore album, American Dream. Diamante capitalized on her newfound ultimate creative freedom and independence by being her own CEO throughout every facet of the album process.

On working with Benson and Sanderson, Diamante praises that they were instrumental in "bringing my stories to life and pushing me to embrace my vulnerabilities" adding "with American Dream, I was given the ultimate artistic freedom to express my most personal moments, stories, confessions, flaws, fears, hopes, mistakes, desires, vices, heartaches and redemption in a way I have never been able to in the past. Every word on this album is my personal diary screaming in your face. This album has no limitations, restrictions, or filter really. That's why the music video for Ghost Myself - the lead track from the upcoming new album - had to be equally raw and purposely gritty; it's a song about being at war with myself. I knew there would be no better way to show this internal battle than through an underground fight club scene between me, myself, and I."

Watch the video for Ghost Myself clicking on the image and pre-save American Dream, to be released on May 7, following this link.

A KILLER'S CONFESSION: Light To Darkness Tuesday, 6 April 2021 13:47 by madseason
A Killer's Confession - Light To Darkness

A Killer's Confession, the band led by former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis has released its brand new single Light To Darkness via Wake Up! Music Rocks (a division of Wake Up! Music).

This is the second song to be released this year and is from the band's highly anticipated third album coming out later this year.

The first single Remember was released on January 27 and the song is currently charting on both the Mediabase and Billboard Active Rock charts. The video has already surpassed 1/2 million views on YouTube and can be seen here.

Formed in 2016 in Cleveland, OH, A Killer's Confession (AKC) is led by vocalist Waylon Reavis and consists of Morgan Bauer (drums), JP Cross (bass), and Tommy Church (guitar).

The debut album from AKC Unbroken was released on May 12, 2017, via EMP Group, the label founded by Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson. The first single, A Killer's Confession, featured Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. After the contract term ended with EMP Group, the band self-released their next three singles (Angel On The Outside, I Wish, and Reanimated) all to critical and commercial acclaim, racking up over 2 million cumulative streams on Spotify.

In 2019, Pepper Gomez, the founder and CEO of Chicago and Miami based Wake Up! Music Group signed A Killer’s Confession. The band's critically acclaimed sophomore album The Indifference Of Good Men was produced by Sahaj Ticotin (vocalist for Ra) in Los Angeles, CA. It included the single Numb, along with the previously self-released singles.

Stream/buy Light To Darkness on your favorite digital music service and watch the official video clicking on the image.

THE GAMA SENNIN: debut album out now Friday, 2 April 2021 21:30 by madseason
The Gama Sennin - The Gama Sennin

Psychedelic rock band The Gama Sennin are releasing their new self-titled album today, Friday April 2nd.

Presented in three movements inspired in part by Brian DePalma’s 1974 classic Phantom Of The Paradise and Nietzsche’s Beyond Good And Evil, The Gama Sennin offers an elaborate 10-song suite of exceptional psychedelic adventurism.

The album seamlessly traverses what frontman Kevin McGuire explains as "the journey into madness, into the darkness, into the descent that is the destruction of your ego" before ultimately arriving at "a new dawn, the push through the darkness to the final shedding of skin to become this better version of [one]self."

The brainchild of McGuire, the California-based band fuses alternative energy, psychedelia, expansive desert grooves, and spaced-out prog into a pulse-pounding, mind-bending original sound.

The Gama Sennin is abetted by John Avila (Oingo Boingo/Mariachi el Bronx) on bass, Adam Maples (Earthlings?/Sea Hags) on drums, Dimitri Coats (OFF!/Burning Brides/Ten Commandos) on guitar, Chris Caswell (Daft Punk/The Muppets) on keyboard, Art Pacheco (Jamaica) as a percussionist and very special guest Dave Catching (Rancho de la Luna/Earthlings?/Queens of the Stone Age).

The album was co-produced by Peter Franco and mixed by Dan Lerner of the Grammy Award winning engineering team from Daft Punk's 2013 release Random Access Memories. Mastered by Ian Shefcheck at Capitol Records, lacquers cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Services,and Pressed at Third Man Pressing.

Check it out clicking on the image.

WAVY TREES: I Wanna Go Out Friday, 26 March 2021 18:00 by madseason
Wavy Trees - I Wanna Go Out

If Wayne's World and Bill & Ted's Excellent adventure collided in an alternate reality House party, Los Angeles based Wavy Trees would be the band playing in the back yard.  The cosmic bartender at this gathering would be mixing swaggering  rock riffs with the attitude and energy of garage-punk, dumping it into a shaker and pouring out a potent cocktail of we-could-give-a-fuck fun.

With the release of debut track I Wanna Go Out they are declaring themselves to the world with the perfect anthem for the pent-up frustration that so many are feeling after being in pandemic lockdown for more than a year.  Life is short – so Wavy Trees wants to have a good time while they are here, and they hope you come along for the ride.

In talking about the catchy-as-hell I Wanna Go Out, Wavy Trees' Zack Smith explains: "Originally, the song was titled Don't Wanna Go Out – but it made no sense after the pandemic hit so we changed the chorus lyric & then it made perfect sense. We are basically just talking about the frustration of being stuck inside our own cages… And stuck in our heads – the thoughts that hold us back from our full potential as humans. Sometimes the only thing holding us back are on own selves, and we need to shake that loose and just go for it. The song also alludes to the first time of getting high & just the chaotic things that we all go through when we're young".

The band recorded with legendary producer Jay Baumgardner (Seether, Bush, Papa Roach, Lacuna Coil, Otherwise), who is also the owner of NRG Studios in North Hollywood, CA.

The band is recording new material now with Baumgardner, with more singles and an EP to be released later this year.

Meanwhile, stream/download I Wanna Go Out and watch the official video clicking on the image.

SHALLOW SIDE: Juke Box Hero Sunday, 7 March 2021 15:00 by madseason
Shallow Side - Juke Box Hero

Alabama rockers Shallow Side have released a new cover song and video for the classic Foreigner song Juke Box Hero.

Covid has hindered touring and the band spent some time recording some new material and some of their favorite classic rock songs with the first being Juke Box Hero. Jeff Pilson (Foreigner) when hearing the song said "So great to hear a young band's take on this classic. They added a freshness and moderness to it that really lifts the song into the future. Great work!!!

Back in 2016, the band covered Styx's Renegade which got rave reviews from Tommy Shaw and Eddie Trunk.

The band is still supporting their first full length album Saints & Sinners (produced by rock and metal giant Michael "Elvis" Baskette) and anxiously waiting to hit the road again.

Their overall discography also includes Origins compilation (2018), One ep (2017), Stand Up ep (2014), Home Today ep (2012) as well as several singles.

Watch the video for Juke Box Hero clicking on the image and stream/download the song following this link.

LITTLE HURT: Every Second Saturday, 20 February 2021 19:38 by madseason
Little Hurt - Every Second

Following up on his breakout 2020, Little Hurt (aka Colin Dieden, formerly of The Mowglis) has used his time during the long Covid quarantine to full effect. The resulting recordings are now available on his just released first EP Every Second.

The new focus track from the release is a deeply personal song titled Messed Up: "I wrote this song because I wanted to talk about some things I'd never spoken about in my music before, in particular how my parent's divorce affected me." said  Colin "And why I've struggled with love, and with myself. I keep thinking things will be clearer as I get older but that just never happens. As much wisdom as you gain from your experiences, life constantly throws new challenges and there's really no way to ever be prepared. I guess we keep hoping that things will be permanent and it takes a lifetime to realize that just doesn't happen - you have to get used to things being in flux or it will drive you crazy".

Every Second is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide. Check it out clicking on the image.

ZERO THEOREM: The Killing II Tuesday, 26 January 2021 18:48 by madseason
Zero Theorem - The Killing II

Los Angeles based Zero Theorem are continuing their momentum from 2020 with the release of new EP The Killing II, now available worldwide.

The band combines existential lyrics about the human experience with blistering instrumentation. The group follows the lead of bands such as Tool and Primus by creating an entire universe of sound and light for fans to explore.

The band teamed with renowned producer Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach) on the EP and new focus track Joke.

Joke expands on the band's exploration of what it means to be authentically human, especially at a time in which the lines between organic and artificial reality continue to blur. In the accompanying video directed by Daniel Prothero, Zero Theorem expands its sci-fi universe with the depiction of another mysterious alien world. Here, a childlike being emerges from the ground to wreak havoc on the planet and its unsuspecting inhabitants as Prothero's psychedelic 2D animation takes him on a whimsical journey of destruction and transformation.

The Killing II is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.