PA based punk rock band Stay Loud have just dropped their latest album Sophomore Slump through DI Records. With a whopping 15 tracks, there is plenty of music to enjoy on shuffle and repeat through the rest of the summer.
The album was recorded at Novro Studios and mixed/mastered by Eric Novroski.
“We really hope everyone has something they can relate to with this album ... It’s all about love and friends having fun! We recorded this record during the pandemic because we didn’t know when we would play a show again. We just wanted to have some fun!”
Stay Loud has played over a hundred shows including the Vans Warped Tour and shows with The Veer Union and Boys Of Fall. They are embarking on an album release tour called the “Stay Loud’s Slump Summer Tour” starting June 27th.
Bronx NYC based metalcore outfit Less Than None today release their label debut EP Identity Fading!
From the band:
"Identity Fading is about looking inward. It's about shedding who you used to be and the pain it takes to grow into someone else. This E.P is a hodgepodge of songs about grief,loss, self awareness, reflection, nostalgia and letting go, all in the theme of coming into the next best version of who you will be. I'm hoping these songs resonate with people who are on their own unique path of self discovery and healing."
Music from the upcoming EP was recorded at Backroom Studios in New Jersey and mixed/mastered by Kevin Antreassian (Dillinger Escape Plan). The EP documents a period of growth for the band, as they recently brought bassist and long time friend Arturo Vega to the mix.
Fans of popular acts including A Day To Remember, Atreyu, The Amity Affliction and more will feel right at home with the mix of various heavy styles on the album. It is available on all streaming services and may be purchased as a physical limited edition with bonus download content.
Half Heard Voices have released their latest single, “Sounds of Panic” along with a killer gritty music video!
” ‘Sounds of Panic’ was the first song we tracked for our sophomore EP,” says the band. “We’ve always thought of it as our hardest-hitting song live and love closing with it. That being said, we loved the idea of a live video compiled of clips from various shows to showcase the raw energy of this track.”
Half Heard Voices teamed up with DEDPIXEL MEDIA for the video. Originated in 2019, the group comprises of new singer Alex Conner, guitarists Dillon Baird and Jeremy Sabine, bassist Stefan Sandman, and drummer Patrick Firestein. The track is from their forthcoming EP, titled Twelve Way War, due out on July 8th. The EP is the first body of work showcasing Half Heard Voices with their current singer.
Half Heard Voices Is: Alex Conner – Vocal Dillon Baird – Guitar Patrick Firestein – Drums Jeremy Sabine – Guitar Stefan Sandman – Bass
Today progressive metalcore rockers Less Than None dropped their single Aquarius, harkening back to their emotionally charged vibes from earlier pieces such as Jumper Down.
The track takes on a slower pace, only to break into one of the fiercest anthems seen to date from the group.
From singler Carlos Hiciano:
"Aquarius is about someone you love having a hold on you.
The Aquarius zodiac is depicted by a woman bearing a container of water. This song isn’t about the woman but rather about self reflection. in losing a relationship, we can find ourselves as the container of water being spilled. But also,Water can symbolize emotions. Sometimes we can feel so strongly about someone that our container would over flow.
This song tackles the question of why we spill our water (our emotions). Do we do this because we feel too much, or are we trying to get rid of it because we’re scared of our emotions.
This upcoming EP is all about identity, self reflection, and growth. It’s about shedding your former self for something new. growth is a painful process and sometimes we have to let go of people we love to move on and become the people we’re meant to be."
Bronx NYC progressive metal outfit Less Than None have released their latest single “Aware“ on all major streaming platforms today! The song is about being present in the moment and surrendering your attachments into the conscious awareness of now in hopes to trigger a spiritual awakening.
From Carlos (Vocals):
“Aware was a very challenging song to write for me. I would argue it is my most spiritual song,” explains vocalist Carlos. ” Aware is about connecting with your high self through self-awareness. It’s about the differences between ego and the self. You are not our thoughts, you are just the observer of them.“
Music from the upcoming EP was recorded at Backroom Studios in New Jersey and mixed/mastered by Kevin Antreassian (Dillinger Escape Plan). The EP documents a period of growth for the band:
“If our HANDS ON FIRE EP was our caterpillar phase, then our upcoming EP is our cocoon phase,” explains the band. “We’re in the midst of re-discovering ourselves musically and thematically post-COVID times. Shedding who we once were, and preparing for something greater. Our mission is to continue releasing new and exciting music that impacts everyone, from our closest friends to strangers around the world. Join us as we create a musical escape for audiences to enjoy!“
We are excited to share that Bronx, NYC based progressive/metalcore outfit Less Than None have joined the Sonic Decoy Records artist roster!
Less Than None have performed and worked with a number of artists including Angel Vivaldi, Ghost Ship Octavius, The Bloodline, and A Killer’s Confession among others.
Less Than None's most recent pre-COVID EP Hands On Fire is available everywhere, along with their new single "A Beautiful Nightmare" from their upcoming EP!
Since the band's inception in 2011, Less Than None have had tremendous impact in the underground music scene of NYC. Less Than None have been featured on media outlets such as Bullspike Radio & Greece’s Metal Therapy Radio as well as performed at the famous Webster Hall and headlined the Gramercy Theatre.
From the band:
"Our mission is to continue releasing new and exciting music that impacts everyone, from our closest friends to strangers around the world. Join us as we create a musical escape for audiences to enjoy!"
Look out for Less Than None's upcoming EP this year, released exclusively via Sonic Decoy Records!
The synthwave/darkwave minds of WarpSektor have dropped their latest single "Idiot Sandwich (Rorden Gramsay.exe)" on all major music services!
Following on the heels of their prior single "The Final Boss", WarpSektor demonstrate their unique, meme-worthy prowess on "Idiot Sandwich", incorporating lots of groovy, fast drum breaks all whilst Gordon Ramsay voice samples add a little spice into the mix.
From the band: "If you ever wondered what music plays in Gordon Ramsay's head when he is yelling at people, now is your chance! Idiot Sandwich is a Drum And Bass ride into Ramsay's Kitchen!"
Check out and listen with the cool visualizer video below!
Fresh off the laurels of their last single "Playa", Montreal rockers Horse Doctor have released their newest single "Sinking" on all streaming services!
The frantic energy of melodic, yet dissonant guitars are guided by the exquisite vocals we've all come to expect from vocalist/guitarist Jake Ward, invoking killer moods akin to seminal post-hardcore/post-rock acts such as The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In, or The Fall Of Troy among many others.
Staccato guitar/bass rhythms are backed by huge, resonating drum percussion throughout the track, with a slower moment to ease us into the explosive blows of the last parts of the track.
Horse Doctor are clearly "...full steam ahead..." towards leaving their legacy in the modern post-punk/post-hardcore landscape; not showing any signs of "sinking" any time soon!