Danish electro goth / indie rockers Nelson Can announce solo desire: remixed together collaboration project
Danish electro / goth indie rock trio Nelson Can have announced the Solo Desire: Remix Together collaboration project—an initiative to use their own audience and streaming channels to provide an opportunity for artists and musicians to further support themselves financially at this difficult time.
After disbanding earlier this year, the three-piece are providing open-source access to the stems from their final album So Long Desire, and encouraging fellow artists and producers to submit their own remixes of tracks from the record.
All submissions will then be released on a 50/50 royalty split with contributors, who the trio hope will benefit from the band’s existing profile and audience.
The deadline for submissions is midnight on 21st May 2020.
Commenting on the idea, the band say:-
“Times like these call for creative thinking. We disbanded in January so we don’t really need the publicity, but a lot of artists do. We want to offer the chance to other artists to use our platform; our name, our music and our access to fans and followers, to generate revenue for themselves. Really, it’s a no-brainer. We have something that could be valuable to others, and we are currently not using it, so why on earth shouldn’t we just allow others to use it?
It’s important to us to make clear that this is not charity; it’s about sharing and collaboration. The artists who join the project will receive credit and royalties for their work and can hopefully use it to add to the progression of their own career.”
So Long Desire was released earlier this year on Alcopop! Records and was Nelson Can's first album in six years. Their maturation as both musicians and songwriters over the course of their career can be heard strikingly in the evolution of this, their final record together.
Since parting ways, the members of Nelson Can are all embarking on new musical projects. Front woman Selina Gin has taken up the mantle as producer and lyricist in her solo project ‘SELINA GIN’, where she creates beautiful soundscapes to envelope her sometimes delicate, sometimes earth-shattering, voice in chameleonic fashion. She had her debut live performance as a solo artist supporting The National last November.
Bassist Signe SigneSigne and drummer Maria Juntunen are both also working on new projects, with details TBA.
Solo Desire: Remixed Together will be released 19th June 2020
Papa Roach has just released the official video for their track “Feel Like Home.” The minimalist, high-energy video was filmed at home under quarantine and provides a rare and very entertaining look into the band members’ home lives, their families (and dogs!).
The band explain:
“We’re all home, in quarantine, and decided to try and entertain our families a little bit with one of our favourite songs from the record – we hope it brings a little joy and positivity. Really looking forward to seeing people around the world trying their own!”
Papa Roach also launched a worldwide #FEELLIKEHOMECHALLENGE. Fans are encouraged to create their own version of the video from home, for the opportunity to win several prizes, including a Grand Prize of $1,200. All entries are to be submitted by Sunday, May 31st. The band will announce winners on June 8th. Entries via paparoach.com
The band have just live-streamed an epic 4-hour celebration for the 20th-anniversary release of their debut album INFEST. The program, dubbed “INFEST IN-Conversation” featured Special Guests, original drummer Dave Buckner (Papa Roach), Chino & Risa Moreno (Deftones), Dave “Phoenix” Farrell (Linkin Park), Marcos Siega (TV/Film Director), Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold) and Jason Aalon Butler (Fever 333). The program ran simultaneously across the bands’ official Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, VK, and Twitter accounts garnering an audience of 1.8 million during the broadcast.
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Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have debuted a brand new lyric video for their single “Fearless,” one of the standout songs from the band’s 12th studio album Miracle Pill. Directed and produced by Michael Perlmutter, the comic-book-inspired piece is a heartfelt celebration of life’s everyday heroes. Watch the video now HERE.
Goo Goo Dolls also filmed a live performance of “Fearless” in association with Global Citizen for their “Together At Home” Series. The stripped-down rendition was recorded in an effort to spread awareness and raise funds for the World Health Organization to help end the coronavirus. Watch it now HERE.
Miracle Pill officially arrived in September 2019 via Warner Records. The album was described as “potentially the biggest Dolls album released to date (Planet Rock)”, as well as one that “easily stands alongside the best of their career (PopMatters).” In addition to “Fearless,” the engaging and timely album also features numerous other instant-classics such as the smash single “Miracle Pill” and the slow-burn “Autumn Leaves”.
Formed in Buffalo, NY during 1986 by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac, Goo Goo Dolls quietly broke records, contributed a string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for three-plus decades. Beyond selling 12 million records worldwide, the group garnered four GRAMMY® Award nominations and seized a page in the history books by achieving 14 number one and Top 10 hits at Hot AC—"the most of any artist.” As a result, they hold the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.” Among a string of hits, “Iris” clutched #1 on the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks and would be named “#1 Top 40 Song of the Last 20 Years.” Thus far, A Boy Named Goo (1995) went double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl went quadruple-platinum, and Gutterflower (2002) and Let Love In (2006) both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us  and Magnetic (2013) bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. 2016’s Boxes attracted the praise of People and Huffington Post as Noisey, Consequence of Sound, and more featured them. Their music has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Leona Lewis. Among many accolades, John received the prestigious “Hal David Starlight Award” in 2008.
Following a sold-out 2018 twentieth anniversary tour in celebration of Dizzy Up The Girl, Goo Goo Dolls wrote and recorded their twelfth full-length album, Miracle Pill, igniting a bold and bright new era in the process. Miracle Pill arrived on September 13th, 2019 via Warner Records.
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Russian one-man project Helmynthe signs with Epictronic; announces "Sklony Otchayaniya" album release date
Russian electronic music wizard Helmynthe signed a distribution deal with Epictronic for the release of the album "Sklony Otchayaniya", due for digital release on 15 05 2020 worldwide.
"Sklony Otchayaniya" is the quintessence of long cold Siberian evenings spent in hang-over existential thoughts, trip-hop/downtempo stuff, diluted with a dark soundscapes and some nihilistic lyrics.
"Helmynthe" - is one-man band project of Russian railway engineer Dmitriy Gavenko from Novosibirsk, established in 2013. Concept of the project influenced on Russian symbolism of early 20th century (D.Burluk, I.Ignatyev, N.Gumilev etc) and based on existential themes about human nature through abstract symbolic things (space, city and nature landscapes), without love and political references.
Musical component contents elements of EBM, trip-hop, downtempo; also you can hear influence of doom and dark ambient, performed by analogue synths, semi-acoustic instruments, cassette recorders, clean and distorted vocals.
Hotly-tipped Swedish artist Mei River releases the video for his single ‘Peter Parker’ via Columbia / Sony Music Germany. Shot in Stockholm and directed by Daniel Björkman, the video features Mei River intertwined with elements of storytelling and colourful surrealism.
Of the video, Daniel Björkman says:
‘To anyone watching I would say there’s nothing here. No more than there is out there. And nothing more to say than has already been said. It’s just a needle in a stack of band-aids, a light that never goes on, a lie you said just for fun. Inside out.’
Frederik Eriksson aka Mei River is a brand-new producer, singer and songwriter, creating music that explores relatable themes of insecurity, curiosity and loneliness packaged in punch, euphoric pop music with components of funk and exotica. ‘Peter Parker’, a track that’s lyrics explore issues with alcohol and substance abuse, is Mei River’s second release to date and follows his debut single ‘Her’, which he released last month via Columbia/ Sony Music Germany. Both singles are off his forthcoming debut EP ‘Tall Trees That Never Fell’.
English Indie Pop group Blossoms unveil live version of latest single 'If You Think This Is Real Life'
Blossoms have revealed a live version of their latest single If You Think This Is Real Life. The track is taken from the band’s 11th February Stockport Plaza show that was also streamed in full on YouTube. The band will be releasing a new track from the set each week, following the order of the show’s setlist. These songs will make up a full live album, Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport which will be released in full on the 3rd July. Physical copies of the album will be available later in the year.
The band have rescheduled their headline UK tour dates that were postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic until this August. The new, August dates are listed below.
4th August - London - 02 Forum Kentish Town
5th August - London - 02 Forum Kentish Town
6th August - London - 02 Forum Kentish Town
15th August - Leeds - 02 Academy
19th August - Glasgow - 02 Academy
21st August - Hull - Bonus Arena
22nd August - Manchester - Manchester Arena
25th August - Newcastle - 02 Academy
26th August - Birmingham - 02 Academy
Blossoms current album Foolish Loving Spaces went to Number 1 album in the UK album charts on its release in January and features singles The Keeper and Your Girlfriend.
Since forming in 2013, Blossoms have enjoyed widespread success and acclaim. Their 2016 debut full length topped the album charts for two consecutive weeks and went on to earn the band BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominations, while 2018’s Cool Like You charted at number 4 in the UK album chart, spawning the anthemic singles I Can’t Stand It, There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls) and How Long Will This Last
American hardcore punk band, Rotting Out, have officially released their third full-length album, Ronin, via Pure Noise Records. The 10-track album is available across streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, etc., as well as for physical purchase here. Additionally, the band has shared a music video for "Last Man Standing" off of the album, which is available to watch here.
Ronin is the home of singles "Reaper," "Unforgiven," and "Stones," which have been heralded by Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, The Noise, and more.
On the album, lead vocalist Walter Delgado shares:-
"It's been 7 years since our last LP. A lot has happened since: hard lessons, periods of isolation, weight of guilt, diagnosis, crippling realization, absolute hopelessness and also absolute peace and calmness. The purpose for the image of the record is that there was a lot that was left unspoken and I danced around the darker moments and some were just buried completely. I decided to reopen things that haven't been open in almost 25 years and look it straight in the face. That old dusty mirror that shows me more than I'd like to see or remember. I've never been more proud of writing this record and nothing was left behind on my end. Some of these took more out of me than I'd like to admit. Nonetheless, I knew it was time to put it all out there."
Raised on the sounds of local LA heroes Suicidal Tendencies and Pennywise, yet fully indebted to the thriving Southern California hardcore scene, Rotting Out have continually created some of the most energetic and captivating punk/hardcore being played today. Their music expresses a certain LA grit that is so rarely captured by many hardcore bands.
After disbanding from their original band, Dogpile, the band formed in 2007. Since then, they have released two full-length records and two EPs. With vocalist Walter Delgado's arrest in Ohio and 18-month sentence for transporting an estimated 700 pounds of marijuana, the band was forced to take a break. After a three-year hiatus, the band re-emerged into the scene at the iconic Sound and Fury Festival and This is Hardcore Fest in 2018. Now, in 2020, the band is back and ready to reclaim their place in the industry.
Ronin is out now via Pure Noise Records.
Rotting Out is:
Walter Delgado (guitar, vocals)
Alfredo Dario Pedrozo (guitar)
Jorge Cabrera (drums)
Carlos Morales (guitar)
Benjamin Ruiz (bass)
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Manic Street Preachers have announced two shows at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on the 4th and 5th December 2020, their only dates in Wales this year. The first night will be a free show for NHS staff, the second, tickets are on sale to the public with all profits going to NHS Wales charities. The tickets will be available from Friday 10th April at 7pm – all details below.
The band who have championed the incredible NHS for many years explained: “We wanted to do something to show our appreciation, love and respect for the NHS and its amazing brave workers. One free show and one fundraising show seemed the best way for us to express our deep gratitude for all their heroic work.”
4/5 December 2020 – CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Free concert for NHS Staff - Friday 4th December 2020
Tickets will be limited to 2 per person (eligible NHS staff members and one guest) and will be available from 7pm on Friday 10th April 2020 via:
Those eligible for tickets will be all NHS staff that work within NHS hospitals in the United Kingdom including, but not limited to, doctors, nurses, support workers, porters and cleaners. Any staff that work within the hospital will be eligible to apply for tickets. Eligible NHS staff members are entitled to bring one guest with them but will need two tickets (one for them and one for their guest).
Ticket applications must only be made by the NHS member of staff who must bring their valid NHS or Primary Care Trust I.D card (original format, no photocopies) to the show, as ticket checks will be in operation. All tickets will carry the name of the person who made the booking, and this must match the name that is on the NHS or Primary Care Trust I.D card or admission will be refused.
The guest of the eligible NHS staff member will need to be present and enter the venue at the same time.
If you secure tickets in error as you are not NHS staff, please contact the ticket provider to arrange cancellation of those tickets.
If you secure tickets and find that you are unable to attend, please contact the ticket provider to arrange cancellation of these tickets, to enable the tickets to be available to other NHS staff.
Fundraising show for NHS Wales charities - Saturday 5th December 2020
Tickets (limited to 4 per person) available from 7pm on Friday 10th April 2020 via:
Both shows details on:
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Death By Fungi is a Mumbai based hardcore act that takes inspiration from different styles of mathcore, metallic hardcore, d-beat, and other hardcore subgenres. They have been around since 2013 and are considered one of the pioneers of the Bombay Hardcore scene, through several EP's and splits. Their debut EP 'Die In Bombay' releases on 5th of August, and their first single is already streaming.
Stream the first single at Idioteq, RIGHT HERE
Rolling Stone India post article about the upcoming Death By Fungi EP:
DEATH BY FUNGI was formed in 2013 by Vrishank Menon and Kamran Raza, quickly releasing their first demo later that year. The addition of Aryaman Chatterjee to the line-up, saw the band shift towards a more aggressive hardcore sound, resulting in another EP in 2015. This was followed by several live shows and another EP, titled In Dearth Of, in 2016. This release as well as 2017's split with Indian sludge band Shepherd, cemented the sound and style DBF are known for in their country — a chaotic, frantic and outspoken style of hardcore that is technical in its delivery while also referencing more melodic acts. Taking inspiration from a wide spectrum of sonic sources, ranging from the likes of Converge and Shai Hulud to Propagandhi, DBF forge a contemporary hardcore/punk sound with intelligent songwriting and infectious guitar-work.
Now considered one of the pioneers of Bombay Hardcore, Death By Fungi return to the fray with their first release in 2 years. While the band’s previous records saw them evolve from a melodic hardcore origin to incorporate influences from skatepunk, powerviolence and mathcore, “Die In Bombay” sets out to combine all influences into one melodic, abrasive and disorienting frenzy of relentless d-beat driven anarchy. As one of the most important bands in India right now, DBF continues to forge the shape & future of hardcore in South Asia, while staying true to its origins at the same time. While musically they lie somewhere between Botch, Coalesce, Deadguy and Despise You, the lyrical content is purely about life in Bombay - a huge metropolis that's engulfed by class and religious divide, polluted by an atmosphere of violence. Die in Bombay is the first record to feature Tabish Khidir of Mumbai-based doom metal band DIRGE on vocals.
In order for their sonic vision to be achieved to fruition, Death By Fungi's latest release was mastered by Derek Leisy at Audiosiege. It is a crucial point in defining a unique sound and aesthetic for the band after years of honing their craft. As a result, DBF stands as one of the more refreshing bands in hardcore today, both in terms of the music and in terms of the narrative they present, with the band being vocal about many issues related to social justice and human rights.
Their debut EP launches digitally on the 5th of August, and the band is set to tour across India in support of their latest release, alongside the rest of the Indian hardcore punk family.
Besvärjelsen (Swedish for “conjuring”) are not your everyday stoner rock band. The Swedish quintet conveys a unique sense of mystique and harrowing beauty through their crushing and alluring brand of rock, carried by Lea Amling Alazam's spellbinding vocals. "These heavy hitting Swedes deliver beautifully produced doom rock with lush soundscapes and terrifying vibes." describes Two Guys Metal Reviews.
Watch Besvärjelsen new video for "When We Fall" HERE
Drummer Erik Bäckwall says about the video:-
"The song is about searching for good when it feels hopeless, The difficulty in finding good people and not just surrounding yourself with stuff that drags you down. It doesn’t really tie in with the video though. The video came out of an idea to make a simple video where all band members where present, since only two appeared in the previous videos from the last album."
On "Frost", the follow up to their 2018 debut "Vallmo", the feel of being isolated in a cold wilderness in the grip of higher forces is palpable all throughout the five tracks, with outstanding songwriting from guitarist/vocalists Andreas Baier and Staffan Stensland Vinrot and the forceful rhythm section of Johan Rockner and Erik Bäckwall (both formerly of Dozer). "Frost" was recorded in the dead of winter, in a cabin in the woods of Dalarna county in Sweden. It was mastered my Karl Daniel Lidén. It will be available on August 9th through Blues Funeral Recordings.
Besvärjelsen was formed in 2014. Though clearly rooted in the realms of doom, within their engulfing sound lies traces of progressive metal, punk, folk, and classic rock all carefully weaved together resulting in a sound that is at once crushingly heavy and alluringly sophisticated. They released their debut EP "Villfarelser" in 2015, quickly followed by the "Exil" EP (2016) which also celebrates the addition of drummer Erik Bäckwall (former Dozer, Greenleaf) to the lineup. In 2018, the quintet release their first full-length "Vallmo" (Swedish for “poppy”), offering seamlessly wandering from crushing doom riffs to catchy vocals and melodies, deep lyrical content and storming drum work, all topped by stunning guitar solos and, for the first time since the band’s formation, songs in English as well as their native Swedish. A couple of months before the release, the band welcomed bass player Johan Rockner (former Dozer, Greenleaf) to the fold.
Besvärjelsen return in 2019 with their new "Frost" EP, an almost full length format that raises the band's standards even higher. It will be available on August 9th worldwide through Blues Funeral Recordings after being first included as part of the exclusive PostWax series. PostWax is a groundbreaking subscription-style series of exclusive records for diehard fans of stoner, doom, heavy, psych rock, launched by Blues Funeral Recordings. The "Year One" series will also feature releases from Elder, Lowrider, Domkraft, Big Scenic Nowhere on limited edition vinyl with jaw-dropping artwork and next-level design. More info here.
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