As the second installment of a new feature we’ve begun here, we bring you another six bands who’ve inked a deal with various labels over the past few days. From metalcore to alternative rock to doom metal, there’s plenty here to sink your teeth into!
Any Given Day
Arising Empire have picked a winner straight outta the German Ruhr in Any Given Day. Having shared the stage with Bury Tommorow and The Charm The Fury, this melodic metalcore quintet are “incredibly proud that Arising Empire shares our visions” and are “looking forward to share the same future!” As are we, gents!
Check out “Arise”, released this time last year featuring Matt Heafy of the globe-conquering Trivium.
With new material currently in the works for their third album, Khemmis have partnered up with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and 20 Buck Spin for a 2018 release date. Their first two records shows the band are deserving of this, achieving a place in Decibel’s “Top 40 Albums of the Year” with 2015’s Absolution and a spot in Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2016” with the same years’ Hunted. They may be slow burners but they are ones to watch and with Nuclear Blast at their side, I have no doubt we’ll only be seeing more of these guys.
Dead Girls Academy
Showcasing a dark rock’n’roll fused with an emotionally driven pop-punk, Dead Girls Academy are ready to make their impact known. Following the breakdown of frontman Michael Orlando’s last band Vampires Everywhere, Orlando is back with his new musical outfit and a drive to conquer. With his lyrical inspiration coming from living in the underbelly of Hollywood, Victory Records have found a keeper in Dead Girls Academy, apparently signing them within days of seeing the band open “The End Is Here” tour featuring Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White and Issues earlier this year. Check out “I’ll Find A Way” below.
Peter and the Test Tube Babies
Similarly to Any Given Day, Peter and the Test Tube Babies are welcomed by Arising Empire, a division of Nuclear Blast. Un-similarly to Any Given Day, it’s about to get old school up in this place. Along with news of their signing, the band have announced That Shallot, out on September 15th. That Shallot will be the punk godfathers first originals record since 2005’s A Foot Full Of Bullets and will feature contributions by Lars from RANCID, The Pukes and Olga from the Toy Dolls. As no new music has surfaced from That Shallot, take some time out to enjoy the seminal “Blown Out Again” below.
It seems to all be going up Kublai Khan’s way at the moment with their signing to Rise Records, the announcement of Nomad, their debut release with Rise Records and the “Never Say Die” tour coming up in the next few months where they’ll cross the UK with Chelsea Grin and Emmure. As a thanks to all the fans for their continued support, the band has released a tour promo and album announcement video teaser featuring the new song “Antpile” which can be seen below.
After meeting The Gillies’ frontman, Lucas, at a university open day I began following the band. When news that they had signed to the newly formed Quartz Records broke out I knew we had to cover them on the site. Playing a grunge infused alternative rock described as “like Nirvana and Weezer’s badly behaved love child”, they’ve become a staple of Southampton and Portsmouth’s music scene earning slots with The Wytches for their incendiary live shows (which can be glimpsed in their debut single “Tastes Like Honey”, found below). With bigger news on the way, a launch party is happening on October 3rd in Southampton but before then you can catch them up and down the South coast and I recommend you do!