It’s been a couple of days and some doozies have hit the old inbox, so time to share some audio-visual joy…
Witterquick – “Lie To Me”
Highly regarded British rock quintet Witterquick continue their ascent with the release of their immersing new video single, “Lie To Me”. With UK tour dates confirmed to support the release, Witterquick will blow up this summer. Their EP is scheduled for an August release with tour dates in September.
SnakeyeS – “Sign of Death”
SnakeyeS, the band started by José Pineda, Justi Bala, and Carlos Delgado (from the former Spanish band Sphinx) together with Romanian singer Cosmin Aionita (9.7 Richter), have released the brand new animated lyric video for “Sign of Death”, the first single off their next album (scheduled for early November 2017).
The new “Sign of Death” single is also available for download and streaming through all major music digital distribution platforms. There is also a very limited physical CD edition (featuring the single “Sign of Death,” “Mask of Reality,” and the SnakeyeS version of “Metal Heart,” the classic anthem from metal legends Accept), packed together with a brand new t-shirt. This limited edition pack is exclusively available from the band’s official website or the official Facebook page.
August Burns Red – “Invisible Enemy”
August Burns Red are back with the announcement of new album Phantom Anthem due 6th October on Fearless. The record follows 2015’s Found In Far Away Places, which that took the band to new heights and earned them a GRAMMY nomination. The Lancaster, PA five-piece have premiered their imaginative new music video for “Invisible Enemy”. The band are also on tour in the UK at the moment playing the following dates:
- Jul 28 – London – Underworld
- Jul 29 – Bristol – The Fleece
- Jul 30 – Manchester – Sound Control
- Jul 31 – London – Underworld
Siege – “Mr. Skortikon”
Death metallers Siege have released their new lyric video for “Mr. Skortikon”, taken from their latest album Spirit of Agony Pt.1: Nailed Torment.
Cold Reading – “Books & Comfort”
Switzerland based emo / indie powerhouse Cold Reading release anthemic new single “Books & Comfort” taken from the band’s forthcoming Sojourner EP.
The quartet presents a shape-shifting sound through their dynamic arrangements as delicate vocals intertwine with powerful guitars and driving drums. Taking influences from bands such as Brand New, Thrice and From Indian Lakes, “Books & Comfort” is an offering of the vehement kind; showcasing a band with a passion for profound lyrics and an earnest yet unpredictable blend of timbres.
Sifting – “Pledge Of Our Generation”
Innovative progressive metal outfit Sifting have revealed the album art, track listing, and release date for their sophomore full-length album, Not from Here. The album was produced by Ryan Williams (Velvet Revolver, Rage Against the Machine), and Steve Evetts (Senses Fail, Suicide Silence). Not from Here contains ten brand new songs, and will be released worldwide on September 29, 2017 via Eclipse Records.
The band has also released a lyric video for the song “Pledge of Our Generation” which may be watched at this location and also streamed via Spotify. Front-man Eduardo Gil states:
I wrote Pledge of our Generation in memory of the countless people that have given their lives while fighting for freedom and democracy back in Venezuela, where I was born. All these people (most of them very young), have been killed by the very same establishment that should be protecting them. Instead, the police and military are being misused by the corrupt legacy of Chavez, currently led by President Nicolas Maduro. The Venezuelan people need the world to know, that wherever you are, you can raise your voice and make a difference. United through peaceful protest, artistic freedom, and free speech, we can make a stand against this tyrant regime. We can honor the struggle of those who are still on the streets of Venezuela, fighting for our country’s freedom.