Armored Saint Launches New Single “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”

On October 23rd, Armored Saint will release their eighth full-length, Punching The Sky, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, a video for the new single, “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” (directed and produced by Costin Chioreanu), can be viewed HERE. Additional drone footage was shot by Miluta Flueras, with band performance footage by Vince Edwards. Special thanks to Dan Marinescu.



A video for the first single, “End of the Attention Span” (directed by Robert Graves), can be seen HERE where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
– digipak-CD
– ltd. digibook-CD/DVD (incl. 3 bonus tracks)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– clear purple / white marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– dark violet marbled vinyl w/ 7″ & patch (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– signal orange marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– white w/ purple & red splatter vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– purple / red melt vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– deep purple marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– lavender marbled vinyl w/ 7″ & patch (US exclusive)

On Saturday, October 10th at 1PM PST//4PM EST//10PM CET, Armored Saint will host a live record release show online for Punching The Sky. Set to take place at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA, Armored Saint will be performing a full set, including 4 new songs from Punching the Sky. Additionally, the band will be answering select questions from fans who submit them via a post on their Facebook page.

$10 tickets, plus exclusive event merch bundles, are available now at armoredsaint.veeps.com. Fans who purchase a ticket can access the footage and bundles until November 9th. See below for all ticket-bundle options:
–ticket + signed CD of Punching the Sky [$30 (USA/EU)]
–ticket + exclusive event tee [$50 (USA/EU)]
–ticket + exclusive event tee and signed CD of Punching the Sky [$65 (USA/EU)]

Leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 80s, Armored Saint‘s Punching The Sky sees them returning hard. A diverse, attitude-drenched collection, it’s everything the band’s faithful have come to expect from them while pushing their signature sound forward. “The goal is to write really good music. I know I’m stating the obvious here but that’s about the size of our agenda,” says bassist Joey Vera“We’ve been able to shed a lot of expectations that sometimes plague a band like ours that has been around a long time, and we’ve recently moved into a comfort zone with just being ourselves. We have this kind of freedom now that we didn’t really have early in our career, and we can take some chances and make the kind of music that we want to hear. This record is a reflection of where we are at, right now.” Exploding to life with the crunchy, rousing “Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants” and not letting up until the closing ruthless riff of “Never You Fret”, the record is possessed of an urgency and vigor which very much places it in the right now, but could only be the work of Vera, guitarists Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan, drummer Gonzo Sandoval and vocalist John Bush“When you’re a band that began four decades ago, you really have to push yourself harder than ever when it comes to making a new record,” states Bush“The last thing you ever want is for it to appear as though you were going through the motions or that you’re just putting a product out to do some touring. The records are immortal. They’ll be here long after us. Every one needs to count in its own individual way.”

With Vera acting as producer, he recruited the same engineering team that worked on Win Hands Down with drums recorded by Josh Newell at El Dorado Studios in Burbank, CA, guitars tracked by Bill Metoyer at Skullseven studios in North Hollywood, CA, and vocals, bass and additional recordings by the bassist at his studio. “I like working with people that I trust and have a good personal rapport with. That same reason is why I hired Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Amon Amarth, Stonesour) to mix the record. It’s important to be able to work with people who understand what the end goal is.” The process of realizing the album was a lot of hard work, Vera admitting he took on too many of the tasks himself, but he states that overall it was a good experience and everyone brought their A-game to the table and the right attitude for getting things done. “At the end of the mixing stage, I always have a hard time walking away from the project we’ve been working on for so long. It’s hard to let it go. The end result is good though. Everyone played and sang their asses off and it shows.” The record also features a few guest musicians further expanding its sonic palette, the whole thing kicking off with the sound of Uilleann Pipes, Vera finding player Patrick D’Arcy in LA and recruiting him to the cause. Guns ‘N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed also contributes, Vera giving both him and D’Arcy some general directions and letting them loose, both of them delivering strong performances. The band’s own Gonzo Sandoval plays an American Indian flute on “Never You Fret” – a first for Armored Saint and their drummer. Also Jacob Ayala, the son of a childhood friend who is a drum major in high school, added some marching snare on one of the tracks, which really stands out.

With the band’s place in the metal scene firmly reestablished with Punching The Sky, they are staring down their four decade anniversary, which Vera reflects on. “Part of me feels like I can’t believe we’ve been doing this for that long. It’s kind of incredible. So I feel pretty damn lucky really, that we’ve been able to have the support from fans and our record company for all these years. Without this support, we really couldn’t do any of this. So this is the big part of what has kept us going, and when I stop and look around, I am humbled that we’ve had this opportunity to make music and tour for such a long time. That’s what our initial goal was back when we were just 18 years old.”



Punching The Sky Track List
1. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
2. End of the Attention Span
3. Bubble
4. My Jurisdiction
5. Do Wrong to None
6. Lone Wolf
7. Missile to Gun
8. Fly in the Ointment
9. Bark, No Bite
10. Unfair
11. Never You Fret

TETRARCH’s “I’m Not Right” Enters Top 40 on Billboard

Modern metal phenom TETRARCH’s new single, “I’m Not Right,” from their forthcoming Unstable album, debuted at 39* on the Billboard Rock Charts and Active Rock Mediabase, further solidifying the potency of the fast-rising frontrunners.


“We are honored to crack the top 40 of the ‘Billboard’ mainstream rock chart,” guitarist Diamond Rowe says. “The love from our fans around this song has been amazing and we know that it is only the beginning of our journey as a future headliner in the hard music genre.”


An official video for “I’m Not Right” has already amassed more than 1.3 million views. Watch it at HERE.


Rowe and guitarist Josh Fore are featured artists this week in Guitar World’s “Sick Riffs” series, where the pair offers an instructional video on how to play “I’m Not Right.” Watch the lesson at HERE.


Fierce individuality and a fearless embrace of the outsider are at the heart of TETRARCH, a band equally defined by metallic power and melodic hooks. Seamlessly blending technical chops and aggressive ferocity with menacing groove and massive choruses, TETRARCH obliterates musical barriers. The band’s tireless hard work and relentless determination has established TETRARCH as one of the top up and coming bands in heavy music, catching the attention of major media, including Guitar WorldGuitar Player, Premier Guitar and Metal Hammer where lead guitarist Diamond Rowe was the first African American female lead guitarist from the heavy metal genre to be featured.


TETRARCH’s Unstable was recorded earlier this year with producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decaptitation, Allegeon, Khemmis) and is due for release next year via Napalm Records.


ONCE UPON A FLATLINE Unleash Theatrics “For The Wretched Of The Earth”

Once Upon A Flatline brings their conceptually hardcore-theatricore from the heralded presence of New York rock bands. This September, they are delivering their sound and production to the masses with their single/video “For The Wretched Of The Earth”.

“When we originally recorded For The ‘Wretched of The Earth’, we felt a sense of urgency. We felt the world needed to hear a message of hope in these uncertain times. We also felt that perhaps enough hope was lying in wait in our individual hearts to make a difference – to at least one person somewhere in the world. Once the smoke of doubt had cleared, we realized that our scream was heard by far more people than we could have possibly ever imagined. It is for those that heard that call that we decided to reconsider how the story was to begin. We wanted to show the world not only something that we were proud of, but also something that our family could be proud of as well. We are here to stay and we welcome you to the theatre.” says Once Upon A Flatline.

Once Upon A Flatline is a six piece post-hardcore band with passionate theatrical and artistic elements. Dedicated to keep up with their motif of storytelling, the band is inspired to have each musical release be concept-driven and tell a story. Currently, OUAFL is in the process of releasing singles as a part of the EP: The Theatre Lucy – an anthology based ghost story where each song is inspired by a different famous Broadway musical. Once Upon a Flatline was formed by the first three members in the fall of 2017, when they decided it was their duty and destiny to create music and strive to inspire their audience to be kind, accepting, hopeful, and that your story is worth continuing and telling. However, the group did not make their official debut as a band until their current line up was made final in June of 2019 with their social media launch and band announcement. Since then, the band has continued to live-stream all announcements, engage with new fans, and create a consistently growing following in less than a year. For each release, the band has engaged with their audience by teasing what musical the past releases are with a series of images and videos all of which can be seen on their social media sites still, showcasing their recent releases. They are currently in the studio finishing the last of seven songs for The Theatre Lucy with three singles already available. This band is not letting lockdowns slow it down. While waiting for the world to open back up, they will continue to release new music and videos to tease and go along with their anticipated EP.

SEPULTURA Welcomes Dave Ellefson To Their SepulQuarta Sessions

On this week’s ‘SEPULQUARTA’ session SEPULTURA welcomes good friend DAVID ELLEFSON (MEGADETH) for a live Q&A session and a performance of “Territory”.

Andreas Kisser comments: A Big 4 in the house! We welcome David Ellefson, the legend from Megadeth and the founding member of the Metal Allegiance experience! Besides his bass playing, he’s also managing bands, owns a record label, and has his own coffee brand! Prepare your questions! Do not miss the Live Quarantine version of ‘Territory’ with David on bass! See you all on Wednesday!

Join the band on Wednesday at 4 PM Brazilian official time (Noon PST and 9 PM CET) here

The band announced they have rescheduled their North American Tour for March and April of 2021. The 31-date trek which will include performances from SACRED REICH, CROWBAR and ART OF SHOCK will kick-off on March 6th in Sacramento, CA.

Andreas Kisser comments, “So happy to announce the rescheduled North American tour with our friends from SACRED REICH, CROWBAR, and ART OF SHOCK. I can’t wait to go back to the stage to perform the new material from our album QUADRA and to jam our history to you all! Stay safe and SEE YOU ALL SOON!!”

SEPULTURA will be touring in support of their latest album Quadra which was released via Nuclear Blast earlier this year. The tickets and VIP will be available HERE.

Confirmed dates for the “Quadra Tour” with SACRED REICH, CROWBAR, and ART OF SHOCK are:
3/06/2021 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA United States
3/07/2021 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT United States
3/08/2021 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO United States NEW!
3/10/2021 Rave II – Milwaukee, WI United States
3/11/2021 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA United States
3/12/2021 Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN United States
3/13/2021 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI United States
3/14/2021 House of Blues – Chicago, IL United States
3/15/2021 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA United States
3/17/2021 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY United States
3/18/2021 Opera House – Toronto, ON Canada
3/19/2021 Corona Theater – Montreal, QC Canada
3/20/2021 Big Night Live – Boston, MA United States
3/21/2021 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA United States
3/22/2021 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD United States
3/23/2021 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH United States
3/25/2021 Underground @ The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC United States
3/26/2021 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA United States
3/27/2021 Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL United States
3/28/2021 The Ritz – Tampa, FL United States
3/30/2021 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA United States
3/31/2021 Parish – Austin, TX United States
4/01/2021 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX United States
4/02/2021 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK United States
4/03/2021 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX United States
4/05/2021 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX United States NEW!
4/06/2021 Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ United States
4/07/2021 House of Blues – San Diego, CA the United States
4/08/2021 Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA United States
4/09/2021 Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA United States
4/10/2021 UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA United States

Tickets and VIP bundles are on sale now from HERE and order Quadra now in various formats from this location.

WARFECT Announces New Album “Spectre Of Devastation”

For over a decade, WARFECT have brought their blackened thrash metal to the hordes. Now, four years after the release of their previous full-length, Scavengers, the Swedish thrash metal three-piece hailing from Uddevalla are even more forceful and have announced their furious new offering, Spectre Of Devastation, out November 13. After recently signing with Napalm RecordsWARFECT are now taking the next step with their fourth album by unveiling a true thrash metal engine.


The Swedish artillery of WARFECT strikes in the tradition of Kreator, Legion Of The Damned and old school American thrash metal and paves its way with driving blasts and smashing drums. Straight away, the first notes of “Pestilence” state clearly that this wrecking machine neither cares much about any compromises nor has it come to take prisoners! Riffs as sharp as a razorblade sweep through the ears, while the brutal vocals of frontman Fredrik Wester cuts further whip lashes.


WARFECT on ”Pestilence”: “It truly feels fantastic to unleash the first single and music video for the track ‘Pestilence’ which is themed around the horrors of The Plague. The video was shot and directed by Mikael Martinsson at a castle ruin in our hometown of Uddevalla this summer. It’s a fast thrashy song with a gripping mood setting chorus and a good representation of the album.”


Watch the Official Video for “Pestilence” HERE!


Founded in 2003, WARFECT is one of the most convincing yet underrated acts in the Swedish metal scene. Straight from the Gothenburg underground, the three-piece carries their full potential to the next level with their fourth studio album Spectre of Devastation


WARFECT states: “We’re thrilled to unveil the details of our upcoming album ‘Spectre of Devastation’! The album was recorded earlier this year with our own Fredrik Wester at the helm and Flemming Rasmussen doing the mastering. The cover artwork was masterfully done by Andreas Marschall and sets the mood of the album on the spot.”


Pre-Order the New Album Spectre Of Devastation HERE!


The thrash metal powerhouse pushes itself through spheres of pure heaviness directly into your core! Songs like “Left To Rot” mix a blackened attitude into the thrash outfit, while “Into The Fray” leads back to the origins of the genre by implementing fast screaming guitar tunes. The exceptional cover artwork is illustrated by leading German cover artwork designer Andreas Marschall, known for his work for bands like King Diamond, Kreator, Sodom, Obituary and Blind Guardian, to just name a few.


The eight songs of Spectre of Devastation convince with on-point production and the great mastering skills of Grammy winning producer Flemming Rasmussen, who burst onto the scene by working on Rainbow’s Difficult To Cure and Metallica’s all time genre classics Ride The Lightning, Masters Of Puppets, and …And Justice For All, before he won the Grammy for his work on the legendary song “One”.


Spectre Of Devastation will be available in the following formats:
– 1-CD Jewel Case
– LP Gatefold Black
– LP Gatefold Blue (limited to 100 copies)
– LP Gatefold Red (limited to 100 copies)
– Digital Album


Artwork by: Andreas Marschall


Spectre Of Devastation Track List:
1.   Spectre of Devastation
2.   Pestilence
3.   Rat King
4.   Left to Rot
5.   Hail Caesar
6.   Into the Fray
7.   Colossal Terror
8.   Witch Burner
9.   Dawn of the Red


TALLAH Unveil Psychotic Anthem With New Video “Overconfidence”

Following a premiere on Knotfest.com, “Overconfidence” joins Tallah‘s extensive back catalogue of Matriphagy video singles released thus far, including “The Silo”, “We, The Sad”, “Red Light” and “Placenta”.

Conceptually, “Overconfidence” sits just before the band’s previous single, “Placenta”, serving to set up its themes of cutting loose from all the pressures, fears, insecurities and anything holding you down, controlling you, and not letting you be your free, unashamed self.

To do that, however, you first need some awareness – which is where Tallah‘s latest single comes into play. “Overconfidence” tackles the need to realize your flaws and grow to accept them, own them, and use them to become the best possible version of yourself.
“Obviously, this is easier said than done, but the point is to acknowledge your weaknesses and turn them into strengths”, comments Tallah vocalist Justin Bonitz. “This in itself is a positive message, but the song is called, “Overconfidence” not “Confidence,” meaning that the song has a darker undertone based around turning that “self-actualization” into an arrogance, which ends up slashing your heel and making things worse.”

“We are really excited about this song, it just has this killer chorus, cool-ass verses, and a Walmart-trashing breakdown”, the vocalist continues, speaking directly of the track’s musical and lyrical fury. “Recording it was so much fun, and we truly think it has the potential to be one of our greatest hits on this album, competing with crowd favorites like ‘Placenta’ and ‘We, The Sad’. The rapping is really fun, the drums are all over the place, the bass spits fire, and the guitar riffs will 100% get stuck in your head.”

Presenting yet more of the twisted narrative underlining their forthcoming debut concept album Matriphagy, the act set to #MAKEMETALDISTURBINGAGAIN features Youtube sensation Justin Bonitz and second generation drummer Max Portnoy at the songwriting helm.

Of the band’s latest single, Portnoy offers;“‘Overconfidence’ takes the Tallah sound that we’ve established in the past and expands upon it. The song is constantly driving, and gives a look into our much heavier sound, while still being one of our more commercial songs.”

During a recently unveiled videoBonitz kicked off a series serving to outline the concept of Matriphagy and each of its tracks. This week, the band have released further videos for album tracks “[redacted]”, “No One Should Read This”, “Kungan” and, as of the release of this latest single, “Overconfidence”.

Tallah recently announced that they have signed with K2 Agency. They join a roster with the likes of Metallica, Gojira, Mastodon and more – meaning fans should get excited for Tallah‘s touring efforts in 2021.

Matriphagy is available to pre order from Earache’s website, including limited edition vinyl, signed editions and merch bundles. For more updates on Matriphagy, follow the band on social media. For more from the Earache Records roster, check out their website.

DOWN Celebrates Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Of “NOLA” Full-Length With Exclusive Livestream August 29th

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of DOWN‘s 1995-released, now classic debut, NOLA. Plans for select shows featuring vocalist Philip Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower, and bassist Pat Bruders performing the record in its entirety were sidelined due to the global pandemic. In its wake, the band is pleased to announce an exclusive livestream later this month! 
 
Fittingly dubbed The Quarter Century Throwdown, the high production, multi-camera event will take place August 29th at 6:00pm EST using cutting-edge streaming technology to create a one-of-a-kind virtual concert experience. The show will be rebroadcast August 30th at 6:00pm EST until September 1st at 6:00pm EST.
 
Comments the band, DOWN was a simple band started by friends with a love of heavy music and the songs on the ‘NOLA album were magic from the first rehearsal. We’re extremely grateful to be celebrating the ‘NOLA record with a live stream that the world can see. Watch the show and plug in through your loudest stereo! We love y’all!”   
Livestream tickets and packages are available at THIS LOCATION with additional merch designs available HERE
 
10% of ticket sales will be donated to the United Houma Nation (UHN), a state-recognized tribe of approximately 17,000 members residing within a six-parish (county) service area encompassing 4,570 square miles. The six parishes — Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson, St. Mary, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines — are located along the Southeastern coast of Louisiana. Within this area, distinct tribal communities are situated among the interwoven bayous and canals where Houmas traditionally earned a living. Although by land and road these communities are distant, they were historically very close by water. However, boat travel is no longer a viable option due to the effects of coastal erosion, which has left these waterways either nonexistent or impassable and, in many cases, completely open water that requires larger vessels for safe travel. The tribe today is presented with the unique challenges of preserving and maintaining its culture and way of life when the land is disappearing. The United Houma Nation is committed and dedicated to doing exactly that.
 
In addition, 10% of proceeds raised from a special, limited DOWN/United Houma Nation t-shirt will also be donated to the UHN. For preorders, go to THIS LOCATION.  
 
With a collective resume encompassing Pantera, Corrosion Of Conformity, Crowbar, EyeHateGod, and so many others, DOWN puffed out its first haze of sonic smoke from the belly of gritty old New Orleans in September of 1995 with the release of NOLA. At that moment, they instinctively summoned something akin to a ritual. The record was largely credited with introducing the sound of underground New Orleans metal – “slow, super-heavy, doomsday guitar riffs stamped with Anselmo’s trademark bellow,” as described by NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune – to a worldwide audience. By October of 1995, NOLA peaked at number 57 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for six straight weeks. The album spawned four singles: “Stone The Crow,” “Lifer,” “Temptation’s Wings,” and “Bury Me in Smoke.” “Stone The Crow” would move on to achieve commercial success when it reached number 40 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, becoming DOWN‘s first top 40 song. Twenty-five years later, there’s still no mistaking those gargantuan riffs, swamp blues leads, crashing drums, and hypnotic howls for absolutely anybody else under the sun.
 

FENISIA Announce New Album “The Spectator” Due October 30th

Italian alternative metal band Fenisia will release their new full-length album entitled The Spectator on October 30, 2020 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Ray Sperlonga (American Idol) at Rosary Lane Studios, mastered by Collin Davis (Imagica, Deeds of Flesh) at Imperial Mastering, and the cover art was designed by Charles Prabowo at Blackout Brother. 
 
The Spectator is the band’s third full-length concept album named after a historic newspaper published in England in the early 1700s. The paper quickly became the symbol of modern journalism, and the album is a profound philosophical story developed around the character Lord Lumieres, who is both a journalist and a man of science. The first single off the album “Lord Lumieres” identifies him as a metaphor for knowledge and truth. As the story unravels, Lord Lumieres investigates and unmasks the deceptions and lies of every plot made up by fanatical leaders of illusory cults. Other highlights off the album include “Manifesto”, where Lord Lumieres declares his ideals to the world which are born from the enlightenment philosophy, and  “Burned In My Brain” which elaborates how he scans both reality and oblivion, in search of the truth. Every song on the album is an epic musical adventure which awaits the listener.
 
The band have also revealed their first music video from the album, for the first single “Lord Lumieres”. The video was directed by Dario Berardi and shot on location at the historic Itri Castle, Italy. Watch it right now at this location.

The location for the shoot was fascinating because of the historical events that link the castle to the legend of the brigand Fra Diavolo says frontman Nic Ciaz“Filming at the castle was also courageous because of the steep stairways and narrow access points which were designed to protect the inhabitants from attack. This made it impossible to mount our entire backline as we originally planned for the video. The fantastic setting of the castle, the details and natural lighting effects created by the imposing walls immediately made us understand how the presence of all the equipment wasn’t even necessary to get the right atmosphere we wanted for the video. We thank the local administration for allowing us to access the building. It was a fantastic experience!”
 
Pre-order the album on iTunesAmazon, or Google Play, and stream the singles via SpotifyApple MusicMusic UnlimitedDeezerPandoraiHeartRadio, and more here.

The Spectator Track List
1. Lord Lumieres
2. The Sky Oracle
3. Manifesto
4. Wake Me Up
5. Eternal Cult
6. Burned In My Brain
7. Wizard of the World
8. Conspiracy Rules
9. Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz cover)

DEATHLINE INTERNATIONAL Unleashes Modern Take On Political Anthem “Troops Of Tomorrow”

Originally recorded by punk icons The Vibrators in 1978 and covered by The Exploited for their same named 1982 album, the raging political anthem“Troops Of Tomorrow”gets a fresh modern take from industrial outfit Deathline International in this bold new cover premiered today via Slicing Up Eyeballs.


Hear “Troops Of Tomorrow” here.


With growing social unrest, blatant racial injustice and abuse of power of the highest order as our current background, the song’s plea for “we need a revolution, we need it quick” rings all too true in today’s America as the song aims to rally the “troops” that want to fight for a better future.


Deathline International (Th3Count, SLam, & James Perry) was joined by an incredible supergroup of talent for the track, providing a chorus of voices that add to the anthemic feel. Appearing on the song are:


Jello Biafra
John Fryer (Black Needle Noise)
Christopher Hall (Stabbing Westward)
Emileigh Rohn (Chiasm)
Betty X (Pigface)
Anjela Piccard (Black Needle Noise) 
Kay Dolores (Suicide Queen)
Lilith Bathory (LUNA13) 
Jim Semonik (Red Lokust)
Jasin Monday (CF2020)
Tom Berger (Johnny Tupolev)
Warren Harrison (Jess Lamb & the Factory) 
Jay Tye (Soil & Eclipse)
Shawn Brice (Bloodwire)


Deathline International provides the following message about the immediacy of the song and its message:


When we started the project earlier this year, our world was shaky, but somewhat intact. Today, it is broken and in complete disarray. The bodies are piling up, and our future looks grim.


However, hope is like a delicate flower that breaks through the strongest concrete. Hardship creates compassion, and it seems that COVID-19 has created the perfect storm.


The United States of America has never reconciled its treatment of the undesirables,’ its systematic racial discrimination, and ultimately its violence against its own citizens. We are now experiencing a tectonic shift in public opinion related to these treatments, and, as artists, we want to do our part to keep the momentum of this shift going. This fight is far from over.


It was out of this sentiment that ‘Troops of Tomorrow’ was born. It is dedicated to the oppressed. It is our big cheer to those who stand up, call foul and resist.


Despite the stress we all experience from our unsettling world, this project has given us, and our team of collaborators who made it happen, immense joy. We reached out to our friends to participate, and the response was fantastic. The project eventually turned into a beautiful group effort spearheaded by John Fryer. We are still blown away by how he managed to cram all of us into one track, and make it sound amazing at the same time. He kept the energy and the raw edge, but added his signature sense of style and beauty. The a cappella breakdown was so unexpected and beautiful, it literally reduced us to tears.


The whole project was a true labor of love!


We’re all Troops of Tomorrow.”


Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) says: “Song is kool!”


Says John Fryer (Black Needle Noise): “We need to make the world a better place for us all to live in. By the way, it was hard work but great fun putting this song together and doing extra vocals together with my wife Anjela Piccard.”


Adds Christopher Hall (Stabbing Westward): ”I was really honored to get to collaborate on such a cool track with so many talented musicians. I feel a real sense of community at COP International and I’m glad to be a part of it.“


Th3Count (Deathline International) says: “This project has helped me to find a place of light within our artist community.”


SLam (Deathline International) adds: “Coming from Hong Kong, ‘Troops of Tomorrow’ hits home. I am honored to be a part of the village that is our troops – the Troops of Tomorrow.”


All profits from the single will be donated to the ACLU.


Deathline International and much of the talent contributing to “Troops Of Tomorrow” are signed to the independent industrial label COP International that champions artists collaborating with each other for greater artistic possibility and creative impact.


JINJER Releases “Pisces” Live At Wacken Open Air 2019 Video

While the majority of the metal community are enjoying the premiere of the Wacken World Wide XR live streams in this pandemic-struck summer, Ukrainian heavy hitters JINJER are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their groundbreaking Wacken Open Air 2019 performance by unleashing a blistering live video of their breakthrough song, “Pisces”, captured at the festival. Embody the summer concert vibe and witness JINJER taking the crowd at the world’s permiere metal festival by storm!


Pisces” is the second track released from this historical show, with “Perennial” being the first released from the Wacken sessions – boasting over 3.2 million views and counting.


 
WATCH “Pisces” Live At Wacken Open Air 2019 HERE.


Devastating riffs, aggressive vocals, powerful melodies and astonishingly deep lyrics are what make their new album, MacroJINJER’s most advanced and undeniable album yet – taking the listener on a journey of trauma, power struggle and greed with a progressive groove metal backdrop.


Order Macro as well as the Micro EP HERE.


In under 10 years, the four-piece progressive groove metal wrecking machine known as JINJER have carved their very own place in the heavy metal landscape and are poised to go even further in 2019 and beyond. Hailing from Donetsk, this Ukrainian musical oddity formed in 2009, but consider the official start of the band with the addition of the incredible vocalist and femme fatale, Tatiana Shmayluk, in 2010. Since then, JINJER have been nominated and won the Best Ukrainian Metal Act award for Best Ukrainian Metal Band multiple times. 


JINJER have built upon the successes of their previously released Micro EP with their latest full-length, Macro – boasting impressive worldwide chart debuts, remarkable critical acclaim, and millions of track streams and YouTube views – all the while selling out the vast majority of their international live performances in support. With MacroJINJER have truly arrived in metal stardom territory and are on the verge of conquering it.