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LA Alt-Punks Death Lens Unveil New Album ‘Cold World’

LA Alt-Punks Death Lens Unveil New Album
Cold World
Out Now Via Epitaph Records

With listeners inhabiting a current cold world, the mantra-like lyrics serve as an inspiration to refuel the hope of those who find it lost, backed by infectious vocal harmonies, heavy punk drumbeats, and fuzzed shoegaze-leaning guitar melodies.”Remezcla

““Cold World” finds the band in mid-tempo post-hardcore/alt-rock territory, balancing out their punk roots with woozy textures and a sticky chorus…” – BrooklynVegan

Today, LA based Death Lens – the five “Brown boys from La Puente” – are releasing their sophomore album ‘Cold World’ out now digitally and physically via Epitaph Records. Enlisting the help of their first producer, NYC based Brett Romnes (Hot Mulligan, Mom Jeans), the new record documents an elevation of their sound transmuted into matured and brawny post-hardcore with lyrics that show a dedication to social justice and their community.

LISTEN TO ‘COLD WORLD’ HERE

We’re all unified in the way we think, we all believe in a fair system for all to live without struggle and with a reasonable cost of living,” they said in a collective statement. “We side strongly with socialist ideals proudly. We’re also very pro Latino and pushing heavier to see more Hispanic bands up on stage, pro LGBTQ, pro-immigration and everything in between.” Led by the rhythmic bark of frontman Bryan Torres and backed by the simmering guitars of Jhon Reyes and Matt Silva, their rhythms are held together by bassist Eduardo Contreras and drummer Tony Rangel.

Growing up as minorities 20 miles east of Los Angeles with constant harassment by police and heavy gang violence, Death Lens faced many risk factors that could’ve led them astray from this moment. Their paths could have gone other ways, but they’ve chosen positivity and strive to be a light for their communities, their fans and each other.

In their uplifting lead single and title track, “mantra-like lyrics serve as an inspiration to refuel the hope of those who find it lost,” according to Remezcla. Their latest single, anthemic call to action “Disturb The Peace”, was considered by AltPressa scorching, hard-hitting punk song, meant to mirror the band’s daily lives as POC in a country that often assumes the worst.”

After touring the US extensively with the likes of Militarie Gun, Wavves, and Together Pangea, this month the band will embark on a two-month European tour kicking off on May 19th.

Cold World Tracklisting

Fucked Up
Disturb The Peace
Turnout
Limousine
Nothing’s Forever
Vacant
Bruised
Memory Hotline
Not Enough
Cold World
Lo Que Será

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The Ghost Inside Unveil New Album “Searching For Solace”

The Ghost Inside
Unveil New Album
Searching For Solace
Out Now Via Epitaph Records

Touring Australia This September
Supporting Parkway Drive

The Cali metalcore crew unleash a typhoon of destructive djent waves that are dotted with a dizzying, spiraling guitar lead.” Revolver

…underscores the true potential of a band achieving the next tier in their creative evolution.” – Knotfest

a celebration of the wild ride they’ve been on rather than lamenting roads not taken.” – Kerrang!

“you will very likely be inspired to wack it on your ‘top albums of 2024’ list at the end of the year.” – Wall Of Sound

“Vigil builds up to an outpouring of melody and emotion like he’s storming barricades and waving flags.” Hysteria Mag

Photo credit – Markus Hauschild

After twenty years of inspiring audiences around the world, metalcore veterans The Ghost Inside share their highly anticipated sixth album Searching For Solace out now via Epitaph Records.

LISTEN TO ‘SEARCHING FOR SOLACE’ HERE

Four years since their self-titled album was named one of Loudwire’s Best Rock and Metal Albums of 2020, Searching For Solace arrives at an optimal time in the lives of The Ghost Inside. Nine years removed from the horrific bus crash that forever changed their trajectory, vocalist Jonathan Vigil, guitarists Zach Johnson and Chris Davis, bassist Jim Riley, and drummer Andrew Tkaczyk have learned an esoteric truth about tranquility. As the axiom says, “it’s the journey, not the destination” – a theme explored throughout the band’s dynamic sixth album.

People always ask me how I remain positive,” Vigil muses. “I’m realizing now that there’s never really a time where you reach that point of ‘happiness.’ It’s a constant journey. I know that life is hills and valleys. You must be willing to embrace new things, stand up for yourself, and adapt. Because the goalposts just move further away. The search for solace never ends.

Since their 2004 formation in El Segundo, California, The Ghost Inside merges metalcore’s proficiency with punk’s urgency. Searching For Solace features production from Dan Braunstein (Spiritbox, Dayseeker) who took the reins on most of the record, with other tracks handled by Cody Quistad (Wage War), Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Bloodywood). Building a bridge between more aggressive sounds and thoughtful messaging, the album boasts the most fundamental elements of The Ghost Inside: honesty, vulnerability, the message, and the melody. Unafraid to embrace darker themes and expanded sonic landscapes, Searching for Solace is a quintessential entry to their catalog.

There’s more singing and song structure than on the previous album, but there are also some of the heaviest songs we’ve done,” notes Jim Riley (bass). “We really know who we are, and we also feel comfortable stepping into the future. This is a new chapter, but it’s not disconnected from what the band sounded like before. It’s more of an extension of it. We’re excited by it.”

The metalcore giants will be in Australia this September supporting the legendary Parkway Drive on their 20th anniversary tour. Full tour details below.
Destroy All Lines Presents

PARKWAY DRIVE
20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
I PREVAIL (USA)
THE GHOST INSIDE (USA) + VOID OF VISION
TOUR DATES:

Friday 20 September – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane SOLD OUT
Saturday 21 September – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Sunday 22 September – John Cain Arena, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Friday 27 September – AEC Arena, Adelaide
Sunday 29 September – HBF Stadium, Perth SOLD OUT

Tickets on sale now from destroyalllines.com

Searching For Solace Tracklisting

Going Under
Death Grip
Light Years
Secret
Split
Wash It Away
Cityscapes
Earn It
Wrath
Reckoning
Breathless

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Make Them Suffer Share New Single ‘Epitaph’ & Down Under Tour Supporting Bring Me The Horizon Kicks Off This Week

A potent fusion of the past, present and future, Perth metalcore outfit Make Them Suffer return today armed with a glossy yet blistering new single, Epitaph out now via Greyscale Records and SharpTone Records.

Continuing the band’s ferocious new sonic chapter, Epitaph swells with a sharp interplay between sharp primal energy and glowing ambience, also accompanied today by a brand new music video.

Of their latest single, the band shares:
“Epitaph is the perfect grafting of new and old in terms of combining elements from our earlier sound with newer ones. Primal yet futuristic, Epitaph comes from a place of contemplation. The lyrics depict a post-doomsday setting and imagine how we as a species might be remembered by other forms of life.”

Following a long break away from music due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Make Them Suffer returned with a blazing bang in 2022, releasing the behemoth single Doomswitch, playing a sold out tour in North America supporting Bad Omens, and performing a completely sold out headline Australian run in support of their new material.

Releasing their first single via the dream team of Greyscale Records and SharpTone Recordsin 2023, the ravenous might of Ghost Of Me, Make Them Suffer toured North America last year as part of Parkway Drive‘s huge Monsters Of Oz Tour, alongside The Amity Affliction and Northlane, as well as ticking off shows closer to home performing 2012’s Neverbloom in full for the first time ever in Australia to resounding acclaim.

Now, Make Them Suffer continue their domination in 2024, embarking this week with an almost entirely sold out Australian run supporting Bring Me The Horizon alongside Sleep Token and Daine, before returning overseas for a run of European and UK festivals this June, including Download Festival, Copenhell, Jera On Air and many more.

“We’re about to settle in for the busiest year of touring in the history of Make Them Suffer and the energy in the band is at an all time high,” the band shares of their huge 2024 ahead. “I’m sure we’ll all be aching for more time at home by November, but for now, we can’t wait to get back on the road and play all these amazing tours and festivals we have lined up.”

“Epitaph is the beginning of a very exciting year for us, and not just in terms of touring. We’re so incredibly thankful for all our supporters, and to be in the position we’re in. Particularly after such an incredible journey. We can’t wait to show everyone what we have in store.

Stream Epitaph HERE

MAKE THEM SUFFER

UPCOMING SHOWS

SUPPORTING BRING ME THE HORIZON

DOWN UNDER TOUR
WITH SLEEP TOKEN & DAINE

WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 2024 – JOHN CAIN ARENA, MELBOURNE SELLING FAST
FRIDAY 12 APRIL 2024 – QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY SELLING FAST
SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2024 – QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL 2024 – ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE SOLD OUT
THURSDAY 18 APRIL 2024 – ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2024 – RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE SOLD OUT
SUNDAY 21 APRIL 2024 – RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE SOLD OUT

Tickets from https://daltours.cc/BMTH24

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