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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Alexandra Savior today returns with a new video for single Crying All The Time. Her upcoming album Archer is set to be released on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records. Her first new music since 2017’s Belladonna of Sadness. The new single is produced by Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby).
When talking about the track Savior (full name, Alexandra Savior McDermott), who hails from Portland, Oregon, says:-
"I wrote "Crying All The Time" on New Year’s Day 2018, I had moved back home to Portland after a rough relationship. After being dropped from my previous record label I started attending community college and about two weeks in 30th Century reached out and offered for me to go to NYC and have a new record produced by Sam Cohen. We spent about 3 weeks recording in his studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn, it felt very natural to work with Sam because he is an incredibly kind man, and incredibly talented musician and producer."
The Oregon native first gained industry attention in 2012 when she posted a cover of Angus Stone’s “Big Jet Plane” on YouTube. The playful, haunting performance landed her a legion of influential fans—she ended up songwriting with Linda Perry, who compared her to Fiona Apple—and put her on the road toward releasing her debut album, 2017’s Belladonna of Sadness, which was written in tandem with the Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner and produced by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford. Pitchfork praised the album, saying, “Savior has a penchant for clever wordplay and a voice that can hypnotize, terrorize, or both,” and The Guardian swooned for Savior’s “preternatural self-possession” and “crystalline, intimate voice.”
Avril Lavigne releases music video for ‘I Fell In Love With The Devil’; new album ‘Head Above Water’ out now
Following the announcement of her first tour in 5 years, Grammy-nominated, pop rock icon Avril Lavigne has released the music video for her single “I Fell In Love With The Devil”. The track is off the singer’s sixth studio album, Head Above Water, which debuted in the Top 10 following its release on February 15, 2019 via BMG. Watch ‘I Fell In Love With The Devil’ HERE
The video, directed by Elliott Lester, opens with Avril’s enchanting acapella vocals, as the mysterious visuals introduce the internal battle she is struggling with to leave someone that’s toxic for her. The empowering ending shows her choosing herself and turning her back on the very thing that made her feel trapped.
Avril recently announced her 15-date North American “Head Above Water” tour. Proceeds from each ticket will be donated to The Avril Lavigne Foundation. The Avril Lavigne Foundation supports people with Lyme Disease, serious illness or disabilities. Through programs and grants, it provides prevention resources, funds treatment and accelerates research in order to provide hope and transform lives.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LYME DISEASE AND AVRIL’S CHARITABLE EFFORTS PLEASE VISIT THE AVRIL LAVIGNE FOUNDATION HERE: https://theavrillavignefoundation.org/
Platinum selling singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding and platinum selling artist Juice WRLD release the video for their new single ‘Hate Me’. Watch here
Directed by Saam Farahmand, the dark and ominous video mirrors the singles lyrics elegantly playing on the concept of the negative side of social media at the end of a relationship. The video sees Juice WRLD surrounded by smoke and Ellie in stunning outfits. Since its release two weeks ago the new single has already amassed over 26 million streams.
Ellie recently celebrated 10 million subscribers on YouTube, amassing over 5 billion views globally. Ellie joins only a handful of British artists to celebrate this achievement including Coldplay, Adele, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa. This month also saw Ellie wow the crowds at the Capital FM’s Summertime Ball at London’s Wembley Stadium where she performed recent singles ‘Sixteen’ and ‘Close To Me’ alongside fan favourites ‘I Need Your Love’ and ‘On My Mind’.
Ellie was enlisted by composer Steven Price to provide vocals for “In This Together”, one of the songs that soundtracked Netflix’s “Our Planet” nature documentary series with David Attenborough. June saw Ellie launch an exclusive curated playlist on Apple Music. One of the first artists to do so, Ellie’s playlist ‘Ellie Goulding: Pushing Limits’ is a fitness playlist made up of motivational bangers.
Ellie’s incredible career to date has seen her celebrate two #1 albums, two BRIT Awards, sell over 15 million albums and 102 million singles, amass 13 billion streams worldwide and surpass over 14 million Instagram followers. The track ‘Love Me Like You Do’ broke the record for the most streamed song in 1 week worldwide. Off stage, Ellie continues her work with the UN as a global environmental ambassador and is involved in many other philanthropic ventures, including being a patron of The Marylebone Project and fundraising for Streets Of London.
In May 2018, Juice WRLD released his debut full length project, Goodbye & Good Riddance, (Grade A Productions/ Interscope Records,) which has since spent over 50 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #4. “Lucid Dreams,” featured on the album, is now certified five-times-platinum by the RIAA, and has surpassed one billion overall streams in the U.S. Six months into 2019 and Juice WRLD’s year has already been a whirlwind – in addition to his album Death Race For Love debuting at #1 in March, Juice opened for Nicki Minaj on her European tour, performed at Coachella for the first time, and won Top New Artist at the Billboard Music Awards.
Iconic pop pioneer Charli XCX teams up with French pop phenomenon Christine and the Queens to release new track Gone, and its electrifying music video; the co-written Gone is taken from XCX’s upcoming album Charli - out September 13th.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
STREAM 'GONE' HERE
A highly anticipated collaboration between two pop sensations, Gone is a dynamic, pulsating and hard-hitting ode to the complexities of falling prey to others’ opinions. A perfect pop harmony between XCX and Chris, Gone has already been scouted by Annie Mac for the Hottest Record in the World title.
Following the track’s live debut at Primavera Sound Festival, today Gone officially releases with an incredible accompanying music video, featuring Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens intensely bound on opposite ends of a car. As the song unfolds, Chris frees herself and Charli from their ties, leading the pair to reunite in an explosive and charged performance.
The release of Gone follows Charli XCX’s announcement of her new album Charli to release on September 13th and her transatlantic tour Charli LIVE for Autumn, and is Chris’ first new song since releasing her critically acclaimed album Chris last year.
The art of collaboration is at the heart of the album, a verified saviour of pop, Charli seamlessly binds musical genres from the vast pop spectrum. With Executive Production by Charli XCX and A. G. Cook, collaborators include Lizzo, Christine and the Queens, Haim, Troye Sivan, Brooke Candy, CupcakKe, Big Freedia, Sky Ferreira, Clairo and Yaeji. Charli teamed with AR makeup artist Ines Alpha to design her artworks with a goal of dismantling classic beauty ideals, a pairing which resulted in her striking album cover.
Global superstar Sam Smith has released his new single “How Do You Sleep?” alongside accompanying video – out now via Capitol Records.
Teaming up with world renowned songwriter/producer Max Martin as well as Savan Kotecha and ILYA, Sam Smith delivers another slice of pop perfection. “How Do You Sleep?” sees Sam’s signature vocals soar above the dreamlike production from ILYA (for MXM Productions) before the song explodes into the dance fuelled chorus. The stunning video which was also released today is directed by Grant Singer and choreographed by Parris Goebel.
Speaking about the new single, Sam Smith explains “This year, both personally and musically, I feel so free. More than ever I have had so much fun making this record and this video. Time to dance darlings x”
This latest release follows on from recent single “Dancing with a Stranger”, a joint release by Sam Smith and Normani which saw the pair amass over 6M copies with over 1BN streams, become the #1 airplay in the US & UK and achieve platinum status in 15 countries. Last summer also saw Smith release his global hit with Calvin Harris “Promises” which the pair performed at the BRIT Awards earlier this year. This week also saw Sam Smith reach 10 million YouTube subscribers – one of only 8 UK artists to achieve this accolade.
During his career Sam has sold over 22 million albums worldwide and notched up seven UK No. 1 records to date including ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ – the first Bond theme to reach the position, gaining him a Guinness World Record. In addition, he has also received four Grammy Awards, three BRITs and an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song (Writing’s On The Wall).
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German alternative rock newcomers Breathe Atlantis recently released the first single off their new album Soulmade. The single 'My Supernova' was launched alongside a video and in a trailer released today, the band give fans a behind the scenes glance at how the video all came together. Watch the making of 'My Supernova' here: youtu.be/hOtZ4fhz9lQ
The new album will be released on the 25th of January 2019 via Arising Empire. Watch the official video for 'My Supernova' here: youtu.be/IFw26kKskM8
Get the song here: BreatheAtlantis.lnk.to/MySupernova
Pre-order Soulmade here: BreatheAtlantis.lnk.to/Soulmade
Nico Schiesewitz (vocals):-
"For me it was important to approach this project more deeply, and in a more personal fashion – to just be more honest. The lyrics have 100% come straight out of my soul, showing the spiritual abyss hiding within."
The band recently released their own special take on Snow Patrol's song 'Chasing Cars'. Watch the video here: youtu.be/L3NeGCueQsg
Breathe Atlantis are:
Nico Schiesewitz | vocals
Joschka Basteck | guitar
Jan Euler | bass
Markus Harazim | drums
Amy Macdonald has today shared the official video for her current single Woman Of The World. A beautifully shot video featuring strong, empowered women from across the globe, the track is the lead single to be released from Amy’s upcoming album ‘Woman Of The World: The Best Of 2007 – 2018’.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Amy recently performed as part of BBC’s Music Day on September 28. Her performance at Glasgow Central Station saw her sing new single ‘Woman Of The World’, as well as her classic track ‘This Is The Life’, backed by the all female, award-winning choir SoundSational.
Following an incredibly busy couple of years which has seen Amy tour Europe playing to live audiences totalling more than half a million people, she has recently announced two new UK shows for March 2019. Amy will play a headline London show at Hammersmith Apollo on the 21st and Manchester’s O2 Apollo on the 22nd. The acoustic shows will see her play a set of her greatest hits, accompanied by a special musical set up, including a string section.
Amy’s last studio album Under Stars was released in February 2017, going on to chart at number 2 in the UK album chart, making it Amy’s fourth Top 5 record in the UK, a feat she has equalled internationally. The album debuted at number 2 in Germany and number 1 in the Swiss album charts.
Amy has sold 13,000,000 records globally since first breaking through with her debut album This Is The Life in 2007. The record went on to sell over 900,000 units in the UK alone.
UK March Tour Dates:
21st March - London - Hammersmith Apollo
22nd March - Manchester – 02 Apollo
Hawthorne Heights have premiered new video 'Bad Frequencies' on Rock Sound.
The track is taken from album Bad Frequencies which was released earlier this year, the band's first full-length album since 2013 and first release on Pure Noise Records.
You can watch to 'Bad Frequencies' here
Speaking on the song and video for Bad Frequencies singer JT Woodruff says:-
' One of my favourite places on earth is the California desert. It's a dream and a nightmare at the same time, which is why I love it. I wrote the lyrics to the song “Bad Frequencies” while waiting on Interstate 5 in traffic for 4 hours. My dream then turned into a nightmare. You just have to remember that the nightmare eventually goes away, and you always get back to where you need to be. Visually, much of the video’s vibe is an homage to some of our favourite music videos we grew up to in the 90’s. There is a certain amount of mystique to videos from that era that we absolutely love. Other visual inspirations include Twin Peaks and Black Mirror.'
The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for “Push Me Away” which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.
Hawthorne Heights will also be touring the UK and Europe starting this October.
You can see the bands at the following dates:
10th October Foundry Belfast
11th October The Grand Social Dublin
12th October Jacaranda Phase One Liverpool
13th October Turbulence Festival Plymouth
15th October Exchange Bristol
16th October Clwb Ifor Bach
17th October The Key Club Leeds
18th October Audio Glasgow
19th October Corporation Sheffield
20th October Head Of Steam Newcastle
21st October Rebellion Manchester
22nd October The Flapper Birmingham
23rd October The Waterfront Norwich
24th October Rock City Nottingham
25th October Electric Ballroom London*
26th October Zappa Antwerpen*
27th October Turbinenhalle 2 Oberhausen-rheinhausen*
28th October Patronaat Haarlem*
30th October Markthalle Altstadt Waldenburg*
31st October Lowensaal Nürnberg*
1st November WUK Vienna*
2nd October Lucerna Music Bar Prague*
3rd November Dürer Kert Budapest*
4th November Backstage Werk Munchen*
5th November Substage Karlsruhe*
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Escape The Fate have released their latest music video, ‘I Am Human’. Directed by Robyn August and shot in Los Angeles, the video strives to send a poignant, global message of self-love and acceptance of others as it showcases stories from all walks of life.
'I AM HUMAN’ WATCH HERE
“This video and song mean a lot to me. Having gone through abuse myself and suffering from mental health issues, I want people to know that you can come out stronger and by being more accepting of one another, we can do that together.” Frontman Craig Mabbitt explains, “We all have a story to tell. We can all try harder to live our lives from a place of love and understanding. We all have these abilities because we are all human. ‘I Am Human’ is my testament to that.”
Throughout the next month Escape The Fate will also be utilizing the crowdsourcing content app Cinebody to create with their fans around the world and share their stories of what makes us all human.
Inspired by the band’s new single and official video, fans now have the opportunity to participate in the creation of the ‘I Am Human 2’ video, by using the app to upload their stories about what makes them human. Video submissions will be accepted from September 6th to October 15th, with prizes along the way for the outstanding video of the week, leading up to the release of the fan filmed music video.
Joining is easy. Simply:
1. Download Cinebody on the App Store
2. Sign up with Email or Facebook
3. Enter code 'human'
4. Start filming
Android user? No problem!
1. Visit Pro.cinebody.com
2. Sign up with Email or Facebook
3. Enter code 'human'
4. Upload from your camera roll
Tomorrow, Escape the Fate will embark on a North American co-headline tour with California post-hardcore outfit Slaves, featuring support from Famous Last Words, Picturesque, and Set to Stun. For tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit www.escapethefate.com
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