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Crossfaith Share ‘God Speed’ Feat. Wargasm Video & Announce New Album ‘AЯK’ Arrives June 26



Japanese rockers Crossfaith have shared the video for their futuristic and post-apocalyptic new single God Speed (Feat. WARGASM). Both the audio and visual are frenetic so strap yourself in and sit sidecar for this metal x industrial musical thrill ride!

This song is based on the concept of simply living in obedience to one’s desires,” the band states. “It expresses the attitude we should not lose in this restricted and monitored society. This song features WARGASM, a duo with distinctive and iconic voices, and their contribution adds an erotic and dirty vibes to this track.

Indeed, the addition of WARGASM lends more vocal layers and a wild, almost frantic intensity. The song will leave your clutching your chest and breathless, trying to recover. But once the final note fades out, you will smash the replay button and do it all over again! It’s that exhilarating.

The song appears on Crossfaith‘s recently announced album AЯK, which arrives on June 26 via UNFD and Warner Music Japan, and marks the band’s first album in six years.

It is a welcome return for the band — after adjusting the global pandemic and a band hiatus, as well a membership change — and serves as quite a milestone. The album’s title AЯK is a message of saying goodbye to the past and hello to a new beginning, and their fresh sound and perspective is reflected in the new material.

Crossfaith previously shared the visualizer for the brand new single L.A.M.N (Feat. Bobby Wolfgang). Watch and listen to this certified banger here. Fans can also check out the video for ZERO here.

Additionally, the band recently announced Daiki Koide as its new guitarist.

The AЯK era kicks off now. There is more — plenty more — to come.


“Playing heavy music is how I feel alive,” says singer Kenta Koie. “We want Crossfaith to be the band making music that no one has ever heard before.”

Crossfaith formed in 2006 and released their debut album The Artificial Theory for The Dramatic Beauty in 2009, followed by The Dream, The Space (2011), Apocalyze (2013), Xeno (2015), and Ex Machina (2018). Each one saw the band blend its love of punk rock, metal, and electronic music in daring new ways.

“Good art is how I express myself to other people. It’s hard to talk from the bottom of my heart, that’s why I write these songs,” Koie says. In keeping with their progressive musical journey, 2020’s SPECIES EP saw the band continue to push their own sonic soundscape to new grounds.The band dropped the pandemic-penned single Gimme Danger in 2022.

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Aaron Frazer Releases New Single/Video “Time Will Tell”

From New Album
Into The Blue
Out June 28th Via Dead Oceans

Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Frazer releases a new single/video, “Time Will Tell,” from his sophomore solo album, Into the Blue, out June 28th via Dead Oceans.

On the heels of his double lead single “Payback” b/w “Into the Blue,” “Time Will Tell’” sees Frazer plaintively considering the end of a relationship, “trying to figure out / how love went from sweet to sour.” “There are moments of a breakup where it’s like ‘wow it’s really happening’—when the art comes down off the walls, you know it’s over-over,” says Frazer. “’Time Will Tell’ encapsulates that feeling of being at a crossroad, unsure if you chose the right path. It’s very autobiographical.”

The video was directed by Aaron Frazer and Marielle Co and filmed by three cats, Georgie, Ginger, and Gigi, who capture a cat’s POV of Frazer singing the track around a house while playing around with them, ending with Frazer talking to one, saying “I feel like you get me.”

Photo Credit: Rosie Cohe

Following Frazer’s lauded 2021 Dan Auerbach-produced debut, Into The Blue is expansive—a daring blend of soul, psychedelia, spaghetti western, disco, gospel and hip-hop, representing the impressive range of Frazer’s sonic talents. “It’s the clearest portrait of who I am as an artist,” Frazer says of the album, which sees him maintaining the unmistakable falsetto and classic songwriting he’s known for but with a hip-hop mentality at its core, weaving together genres and production techniques to plant Into The Blue firmly in the now.

Spurred by the end of a long relationship, Frazer moved cross-country from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and embarked on a journey that’s reflected in the album’s themes of grief, loneliness, and searching for healing. Featuring moments of towering arrangements, recalling David Axelrod and Ennio Merricone, Into The Blue is balanced by rawness, incorporating iPhone recordings and one-take vocals. Frazer enlisted Grammy-winner Alex Goose as co-producer for the album, known for his crate-digging samples and collaborations with hip-hop artists like Freddie Gibbs, Madlib and Brockhampton. Frazer also experimented with samples for the first time on a record, drawing from unexpected sources like 90s R&B group Hi-Five.

Though Into The Blue is born out of heartbreak, Frazer hopes it leaves listeners with a sense of optimism. “You know, you can still laugh on a day when you’re grieving,” he says, “there’s no peaks without valleys,” but Into The Blue sees Aaron Frazer at new heights.

Pre-order Into The Blue

Into The Blue Tracklist
1. Thinking Of You
2. Into The Blue
3. Fly Away
4. Payback
5. Dime feat. Cancamusa
6. Perfect Strangers
7. Time Will Tell
8. I Don’t Wanna Stay
9. Play On
10. Easy To Love
11. The Fool

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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.


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
Nothing’s Forever
Memory Hotline
Not Enough
Cold World
Lo Que Será

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“…a deeply powerful statement of devotion to country and his Kamilaroi and Tongan cultures” – The Music

Renowned for his immersive melding of hip hop and soul alongside his dynamic vocal performances, Kamilaroi and Tongan artist Radical Son returns today, teaming up with Australian leading electro-pop wizard Stereogamous, aka Paul Mac, to conjure an unforgettable remix of Radical Son’s single Elder. Coated in a contemporary sheen, Elder (Stereogamous Remix) effortlessly heightens the commanding messaging of the original track, with the original also set to feature on Radical Son’s impending sophomore album Bilambiyal (The Learning) due out on Thursday July 11.

Expanding the potent narrative of its original, Elder (Stereogamous Remix) finds Radical Son, aka David Leha, mightily connecting with his cultural roots, while also calling on others to do the same. With unwaveringly sharp intensity and authenticity, Radical Son soars singing, “I wish to be an elder, an old man on this land”, surrounded in its new remixed form by trance-like beats, swirling electronic elements and fluctuating textures that take you from breathless to catharsis and back again. While certainly not Radical Son’s first foray into the world of remixes, with his singles Warrior, Black Baptism and Wicked all featuring remixes on his EP Soul Passenger, Elder (Stereogamous Remix) presents as a fluid continuation of Leha’s soul and hip hop-hued stylings, ultimately emerging as a powerful modern conduit for the track’s significant essence alongside the sleek input from Stereogamous. “I think remixes are a great way to get your music out,” Radical Son shares of the new remix. “I have a great deal of gratitude to my team and all those that are getting behind us and supporting what we do. I’m really looking forward to hearing the feedback from others. It’s such an honour knowing that remix may take it to new audiences. A great message to pass on.”

Teaming up with Stereogamous, aka the multi–ARIA Award-winning composer, songwriter, musician and producer Paul Mac, Radical Son’s brand new remix bridges Elder’s powerful narrative and core with modern hues that respectfully and positively translate into a contemporary setting. And, as Mac explains, the Stereogamous remix of Elder has already proved to be a resounding success in a live setting, shared and heightened by the power of dance. “Elder is a vital song that speaks to honouring those who have gone before us and a positive call for our place in emerging futures,” shares Mac. “As veterans of the LGBTIQA dance scene, we are grateful to see our dancefloor as a safe space for intergenerational community. We are thankful to have been given the opportunity to remix this powerful track with uplifting chords and earthy beats and to share it via dancing. You’re never too mature to belong on a dancefloor. We have road tested the Stereogamous remix throughout Mardi Gras season from Bondi views to sweaty basements and outdoor raves – and the response is always joyful.”

Elder’s original form is also set to shine on Radical Son’s upcoming new album Bilambiyal (The Learning), with the hotly anticipated full length set to further showcase Leha’s cultural connection, innate integrity and powerful perception across its 12 tracks. Releasing via Leha’s own label, Wantok Musik, and following on from his debut LP Cause ‘N Affect, Bilambiyal (The Learning) was also crafted alongside a powerhouse team, including Full Circle Audio, Marcus Longfoot, Andy Robinson, David Bridie, Frank Yamma and Emma Donovan and many more. Opening with the starkly intimate Elder Reprise, Bilambiyal (The Learning) from start to finish is a compelling and routinely beautiful experience, from Leha’s spellbinding delivery on the warm and driving How Long Must I Wait through to swirling bluesy soul (All My Life), ambient, meaningful ballads (Until You Call My Name), reggae tinges laced with hope (Only One Life) and gripping narratives from Leha’s Kamilaroi roots, particularly front and centre on the undeniably dynamic Yuluwirri Wandabaa, aka Rainbow Demon.

An album that is as stylistically diverse as it is captivating, the ultimate lustre driving Bilambiyal (The Learning) is Leha’s powerful devotion to his country and his soul, shown vividly on the stunning might of the original version of Elder, as well as the album’s own title track, with the latter offering an unforgettable emotive punch as Leha declares: “How many days should I go on, how many times must I do wrong, how many tears must I cry, ‘til I learn the meaning of life?”. And it’s ultimately Leha’s raw and ravishing soul-searching and nuanced calls to action layered throughout Bilambiyal (The Learning) that drives home the Radical Son core message: “Life’s a journey and we all have so much to learn. And my pet hate: people who think they know it all and those with no humility.”

One of the most compelling artists in the Australian cultural scene, Radical Son, the son of an Aboriginal woman and Tongan man, channels his experiences from his past into immense power and resolve, with his trademark sound pulsing with the urgency of hip hop and emotionally-charged soul. A festival favourite, cemented by his show-stopping cover of his mentor Uncle Archie Roach’s Walking Into Doors in 2022, Radical Son has performed to standing ovations at Bluesfest, St Kilda Festival, VIVID, the AFL Dreamtime 2032 game, and the official Uncle Archie Roach memorial in Melbourne and Sydney.

A highly skilled concert artist, with performances alongside classical ensembles and high-profile collaborations under his belt, Radical Son’s artistry also expands to film and TV, with credits including Defining Moments, a six-part NITV documentary exploring life-defining experiences, and theatre work, including the lead role of Pemulwuy in I am Eora at the 2012 Sydney Festival.

Studying as a musician at The Eora Centre for Visual and Performing Arts in Redfern, as well completing a Bachelor of Music from Newcastle Conservatorium, Radical Son’s creative prowess and steadfast substance is only matched by his otherworldly stage presence that repeatedly transfixes; and this fact is only set to heighten with the upcoming release of Bilambiyal (The Learning), as well as Radical Son’s upcoming performance in July as part of QPAC’s Warriors Concert for 2024’s Clancestry Festival in Brisbane, alongside Andrew Gurruwiwi Band, Jungaji and J-MILLA.

“After having played the new songs a few times now and enjoying the positive responses, I’m really excited to see where this goes,” Radical Son concludes. “I believe I’m performing better than I ever have. Radical Son is playing with a new lineup. I’m looking forward to playing with new musicians, fans can expect to see an old Warrior that still burns brightly. And we are already writing new songs for the next album.”

Elder (Stereogamous Remix) is out today via Wantok Musik.
Bilambiyal (The Learning) is due out on Thursday July 11.

Tickets available from qpac.com.au


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‘expansive and psychedelic’
– Pitchfork

‘Apacious and ebullient…. Another giant leap for Hiatus Kaiyote.’
– The Guardian

‘An undeniable showcase of the band’s vast musical range and talent for arrangement.’

‘Through bright textures and sunlit Brazilian rhythms, it scores a trek from darkness to light’
– The New York Times

‘An intoxicating confidence.’
– The Observer

[Thursday 2, May, 2024] Following the announcement of their forthcoming album, Hiatus Kaiyote return to share a new single ‘Telescope’. The third track from Love Heart Cheat Code due Friday 28th June via Brainfeeder Records / Ninja Tune, ‘Telescope’ is a reflection of the collective’s personal as well as otherworldly inspirations.

On ‘Telescope’, the band transports listeners to an intimate crux in the universe to find solace in their shared musicality. Speaking on the track’s significance Bender (bass) shares, ‘NASA has a website where you can type in your birthday and then it will tell you the most interesting thing that the Hubble telescope took a picture of on your birthday. And so each of the four verses is based on our four birthdays.’ Bender’s heavenly object was Abell (2744); Simon’s the Einstein Ring; Nai’s the ‘Red Pearl on the face on Jupiter,’ and Pez’s a nameless star that exploded with a light many times brighter than our sun. Musically, the song was triggered by Simon’s play with a patch from a 1980s-era synthesiser, Sequential Circuits’ Prophet 600.

Love Heart Cheat Code is a snapshot of four musicians dancing together on the edge, 11 playful, exuberant tracks that shine light. Yet, for a band that made a name for itself with its complexity and received critical praise and multiple Grammy nominations for their embrace of maximalism, one of the most striking things about Love Heart Cheat Code is its simplicity. ‘I’m a maximalist. I complicate fucking everything,’ Nai laughs. ‘But the more you go through things in life, you become more relaxed and uninhibited. Sometimes you can still have depth and reach people and really stop dancing around the fact: What do you want to communicate to people? And I feel like this album is a result of that clarity for us. We didn’t need to spell out complexity if the song didn’t call for it.’

On the forthcoming album, the band’s direction is not always attained directly; less deliberate, and more via deliberation and drift: in jam sessions that last late into the night and early mornings; in meals shared; in messing around with equipment and with each other. The album also features other Melbourne-based musicians like Taylor “Chip” Crawford, who played an instrument of his own invention called the frello; guitarist Tom Martin; and flautist Nikodimos; and the unprecedented addition of a very important creative force: Mario Caldato, whose work with the Beastie Boys and Seu Jorge is the stuff of legends.

Hiatus Kaiyote have always spoken about their albums as microcosms, a complete ecosystem. On Love Heart Cheat Code the band envisioned a strong visual world to coincide with the music and they worked with Sri Lanken-born, Toronto-based multimedia artist Rajni Perera using one of her paintings as the artwork for the album. Illustrator Chloe Biocca and Grey Ghost then collaborated with the band to create visual symbols and associated artifacts for each of the tracks on the project that pair alongside Rajni’s painting. The artifacts morphed into real products, custom jewellery, edible goods, ranging from the inspired to the haunted and utterly random. Eventually this led the band to conceive of an entirely imagined place, a Love Heart Cheat Code supermarket. The band; its employees who create these products, market them, stack the shelves, clean the aisles. In the banality of creating art into ”‘product” for the modern world, the band find solace in each item and song as they are packed with transcendent and resplendent musical magic.

Throughout the album, Hiatus Kaiyote emphasises sensing rather than knowing, a type of trust that can only be brought through creative harmony and hours of studio sessions. The result is a wide-eyed, cohesive, yet relaxed body of work that reflects a deeper understanding of themselves and the music they wish to share with the world around them.

Hiatus Kaiyote – Love Heart Cheat Code National Tour
Tickets on sale here

Tuesday 17th September – Forum, Melbourne
Friday 20th September – Enmore, Sydney
Saturday 21st September – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Friday 27th September – Astor Theatre, Perth
Saturday 28th September – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide

1. Dreamboat
2. Telescope
3. Make Friends
4. BMO is Beautiful – feat BMO from Adventure Time
5. Everything’s Beautiful
6. Dimitri
7. Longcat
8. How To Meet Yourself
9. Love Heart Cheat Code
10. Cinnamon Temple
11. White Rabbit

About Hiatus Kaiyote:
Hiatus Kaiyote consists of Naomi ‘Nai Palm’ Saalfield (guitar, vocals), Paul Bender (bass), Simon Mavin (keyboards), and Perrin Moss (drums). The band have been sampled by many household names including The Carters (Beyoncé & Jay-Z), Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, and Drake—with whom Nai Palm also collaborated with on his Scorpion album. They’ve also received co-signs from celebrated artists including Kehlani, Willow Smith, Virgil Abloh, among others. Last Fall, Doja Cat covered Mood Valiant single ‘Red Room’ at the Live Lounge and has continued to perform the song across her tour.

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IN FLAMES and NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS are happy to announce exclusive anniversary vinyl re-issues of the band's beloved classic albums Lunar Strain (30th anniversary), Colony (25th anniversary), Soundtrack To Your Escape (20th anniversary) and Siren Charms (10th anniversary), all of which have been out of print and in high demand. The new editions are scheduled to be released on July 19th, 2024.

2023 marked the beginning of a new era for IN FLAMES with the release of the band's fourteenth studio album Foregone– a new masterpiece from a band whose creative output changed the course and direction of modern metal. The year also marked the re-issue of four seminal titles from the band’s extensive catalogue, namely A Sense of Purpose (2008) (15th Anniversary Edition), Reroute to Remain (2002), Come Clarity (2006), and Sounds of a Playground Fading (2011).

To continue the upwards tide, 2024 marks the re-issue of four more influential titles. The 2024 reissues feature all original art with a few, careful touch-ups. All releases have been re-mastered specific for vinyl by Justin Shturtz at the legendary Sterling Sound Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Featuring different colourways, all records will be pressed on heavyweight 180g vinyl and will feature the instantly recognisable etching of the Jesterhead logo on side D (ex. Lunar Strain & Colony).

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPIES NOW: https://inflames.bfan.link/vinyl

Local Pre-order to follow.


IN FLAMES are one of the biggest metal bands in the world – never shying away from pushing their artistic boundaries, crafting music that's as catchy as it is crushing. Formed in 1990, the band is considered one of the forefathers of melodic death metal and the purveyors of the ‘Gothenburg sound'. With now fourteen studio albums under their belt, countless successful tours around the globe playing with the likes of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Judas Priest and Slayer – with millions of records sold and a massive fanbase worldwide, IN FLAMES have proven to be an unstoppable force. From their 1994 debut Lunar Strain onwards, the band's intricate twin guitar attack, melodic vocals and superb arrangements have given them a signature sound that has evolved throughout the years.

Anders Fridén | Vocals
Björn Gelotte | Guitar / Vocals
Chris Broderick | Guitar
Tanner Wayne | Drums
Liam Wilson | Bass

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Yours Truly Announce Brand New Album ‘TOXIC’ Due Out August 16 & Shares New Single ‘Sour’



Come and sink your teeth into the dazzling new era for alternative luminaries Yours Truly, with the Sydney trio today announcing their brand new album TOXIC, set for release on Friday 16 August via UNFD. Pre-orders for TOXIC will go live on May 2 at 9:00am AEST.

With their name now cemented on a global scale, Yours Truly journey even further into their trademark versatility on their forthcoming sophomore album chapter, expanding beyond stylistic confines and expectations. Effusive and effervescent one moment, dark and damaging the next, TOXIC runs the spectrum of human emotions across its 10 tracks. Led by a star turn from vocalist Mikaila Delgado, the album is an open-vein, open heart diary of personal crisis, a dynamic yet cohesive soundscape of pop and rock, indie and alternative shimmering and shuddering beneath Delgado’s cathartic confessionals: in short, it’s a lethal dose of brilliance from one of the scene’s brightest musical acts.

Following up from the brooding pulse of Call My Name, latest single Sour serves up captivating hooks for days on a platter of irresistible staccato swagger.

“Sour was written during a session after I was feeling extremely burnt out,” shares vocalist Mikaila Delgado. “We had come off extensive touring and quite a turbulent time not only for the band but personally as well. I was just feeling so bitter towards everything and trying to force writing when it just wasn’t naturally flowing made me so angry. We got to a stage as a band where we had a lot of people in our ear telling us what to do and how they thought we should do it. I just thought “fuck this, this is our fucking band, I’m going to do what I want!””

Sour follows on from Yours Truly‘s most recent single Call My Name, with the latter praised by Kerrang! for its catchy wiles as well as spending multiple weeks in triple j’s Most Played list. Adopting modernised pop punk stylings alongside themes of self discovery, Call My Name seamlessly leads into Sour‘s powerhouse qualities, with both offering a tempting peek into what lies in wait on TOXIC.

Polished, precise and hauntingly vulnerable, Yours Truly catapulted their previous trademark pop punk style into a new stratosphere via their 2022 EP is this what i look like?. Armed with raw honesty and heightened influences, is this what i look like? explored moments of pop punk and introspection while also forging an amalgamation of organic yet unexpected new sounds, emerging as an irresistible exploration into heightened rock, emo and dance-ready sparkle woven into the Yours Truly DNA.

From their 2020 album Self Care scooping up an ARIA nomination for Best Hard Rock or Heavy album, to boasting massive international performances, millions of streams and an ever-growing legion of global fans, Yours Truly remain transfixed as one of the most exciting bands on the scene courtesy of their striking songwriting and dynamic live performances.

Spending 2023 touring Europe alongside You Me At Six, ticking off their first ever UK headline shows, supporting Against The Current in North America and touring Australia nationally with Neck Deep, Yours Truly kicked off 2024 with an appearance at THPS25 in Brisbane, celebrating 25 years of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater with Tony Hawk himself in attendance, as well as embarking on their entirely sold out Call My Name Tour across Australian in March. Yours Truly will also return overseas later this year, appearing at Reading and Leeds Festival in the UK this August alongside headliners Blink-182, Fred Again, Lana Del Rey, Liam Gallagher and many more.



open.php?u=a305962aa31ffaf04d517efaa&id=fd8e8427e4&e=dfae32a35cYOURS TRULY IS:
Mikaila Delgado – Vocals | Teddie Winder-Haron – Guitar | Henry Beard – Drums

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Darkthrone Release Video For “The Bird People Of Nordland” New Album, It Beckons Us All, Out Now

Release Video For “The Bird People Of Nordland”
New Album, It Beckons Us All, Out Now

To accompany the release of the eagerly awaited new album, ‘It Beckons Us All’ from Darkthrone, the band release the official lyric video for “The Bird People Of Nordland”.

Watch here

Video created by Matthew Vickerstaff .

Whilst freely admitting the concept for the song “Not a very metal subject, sorry!” Fenriz explains “ it’s about the EIDER bird and Nordland. Many years ago I saw a Norwegian documentary with the symbiotic relationship the coast people of Nordland had with the bird. They watched over the nests and in return could pick the eider for pillows clothing, warmth etc. So that is what the lyrics are about.” But, he continues “again, this is Ted’s song so a bit hard for me to comment on it musically but I will tell you all what I think when I hear it:

First of we have a typical grim Ted riff for the verse, then he surprises with a catchy riff for the refrain AND THEN comes my fave part of the album; the post-refrain riff which sounds like Queensryche 1984 style and you can also hear how much we enjoy to play it! EXACTLY where I want to be! Could have played that riff for 8 minutes straight, haha! This loops again with the refrain again without singing and then back to Queensryche ’84. Then first riff again with my added harmony guitar playing on it, what our studio man Ole Øvstedal called “the Corleone part”.

A break arrives and then things are sped up (not faster than Yardbirds in 64, we are not an extreme metal band, more like MODERAT EPIC) which corresponds with a slower heavy metal riff where we also brought out the mellotrone if I remember correctly.

Then Ted bombs you with a final part, primitive d-beat thrash with a riff that sounds like Tom G Warrior made it and I also ordered Ted to lay on some hellish guitars. Anyway, I LIVE for that queensryche 84 riff, Ted!”

Humble as ever Nocturno Culto states “Well, AGAIN, talking about our music really blows or is very difficult, at least for me. Personally, music is a floating thing, and I am having a hard time to try to break it down. It´s metal, a bit of heavy/doom/black/thrash, that is Darkthrone now, mixing genres has been something we have done since A Blaze, and especially since 2005. And I am just looking forward on new material, new riffs and ideas.”

It Beckons Us All, Darkthrone’s new masterpiece, is unleashed in full .. finally!

It Beckons Us All tracklisting
1. Howling Primitive Colonies [06:30]
2. Eon 3 [05:43]
3. Black Dawn Affiliation [06:11]
4. And In That Moment I Knew The Answer [03:17]
5. The Bird People Of Nordland [07:27]
6. The Heavy Hand [04:18]
7. The Lone Pines Of The Lost Planet [10:03]

It Beckons Us All is available on the following formats via

*Limited Edition Deluxe boxed edition: includes It Beckons Us All on CD, an exclusive corona vinyl LP & cassette and art prints all housed in a heavy duty lift off lid box
*Limited edition ‘Fenriz’ edition LP on blue marble coloured vinyl– exclusively via Peaceville.
*Limited edition ‘Nocturno Culto’ edition LP on grey marble coloured vinyl–available via Peaceville.
Plus other limited edition coloured vinyl LPs are available in stores across the world
cream white, crystal clear, petrol and .. a collectors dream .. if you can find them!

“A cauldron of old and epic metal beckons thee” – Fenriz

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PALLBEARER Release Second Single ‘Endless Place’ From Eagerly Awaited New Album, MIND BURNS ALIVE

PALLBEARER Release Second Single Endless Place From Eagerly Awaited New Album, MIND BURNS ALIVE

PALLBEARER have released a second song from their highly-anticipated new album, Mind Burns Alive (May 17, Nuclear Blast Records), with today’s arrival of the deeply moving ‘Endless Place,’ complemented by a visually striking black-and-white companion video.

Endless Place,’ which features the band’s first ever musical collaboration (a saxophone solo from Norman Williamson of Amasa Hines), encapsulates the thematic essence of the album, as described by Brett Campbell: “These are vignettes which tell the stories of people who deal with myriad sicknesses of the spirit. These are illnesses communicated by the world we live in, and the subjects are the symptoms of its disease.” The dreamlike scenario that enfolds in ‘Endless Place,’ both lyrically and musically, is one focused on a sense of being lost, disjointed, trapped by unease and confusion.




Five years in the making, with recording initially slated for 2020, and thwarted yet again in 2022, it was 2023 that saw the band members living locally to one another in Little Rock for the first time in nine years. As a group, they self-produced the album in their own, newly constructed studio (Idlewild Audio) and at Fellowship Hall Sound. Reflecting on this, bassist/vocalist Joseph D. Rowland remarked, “It’s ironic given that the album is largely centered around isolation, but it felt like it summoned us into being back together again in one town, after so long apart.

Album pre-orders, which include limited-edition vinyl, CD and digital, are available now: https://pallbearer.bfan.link/mind-burns-alive

PALLBEARER – Mind Burns Alive
Release Date: 17 May 2024
LP | CD | Digital Album

1. Where The Light Fades
2. Mind Burns Alive
3. Signals
4. Endless Place
5. Daybreak
6. With Disease

PALLBEARER is Brett Campbell (vocals/electric guitar/synthesizer), Devin Holt (electric and acoustic guitar/vocals), Mark Lierly (drums/percussion) and Joseph D. Rowland (vocals/bass guitar/synthesizer).

The Little Rock, Arkansas based band formed in 2008 and have since released four albums: Forgotten Days (2020), Heartless(2017), Foundations of Burden (2014), and Sorrow and Extinction (2012). In their review of Forgotten Days, Pitchfork described the foursome’s music as “soaring majesty on an album that find a new way forward by refining their past,” Stereogum dubbed the collection as “warm and melodic and comforting,” while Revolver said the songs are “sweeping and melancholic” living “between the majesty of vintage Black Sabbath and the morbid romanticism of Type O Negative.” Decibel, who have featured the band on their cover multiple times, declaring the band’s unique musical vision as “intense, emotional thunder.

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