Mobile, AL based Heavy Rockers LOVE THE HATE has released their brutal new single, “Solid Ground.” With a dark, modern music video directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of KillDevil Films (Saliva, Todd La Torre [Queensryche], Eve to Adam), “Solid Ground” has quickly dominated local and international radio, bringing the quintet’s unique brand of dark, heavy riffs and infectious melodies to an audience starved for honest rock music.
The band’s 6/22/2021 released music video for “Solid Ground” was filmed in an historic Mobile mansion known as the “Outlaw Mansion,” which inexplicably burned down shortly after. Often referred to as “Alabama’s Most Haunted House,” the sprawling property was once an opulent mansion–one of Alabama’s finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture–owned by the Outlaw family since 1925. Former Mobile Mayor Arthur Outlaw lived there until the mid-1980s.
“It played a big role in making the video so cool because it has all of the historical aspects of the house — the handcraftmanship on the house alone is remarkable. My dad was a frame carpenter, so I noticed everything like that. It was amazing for me to stand at the staircase of the house when we were shooting the video and be surrounded by that.” – Frank Killian – Love The Hate.
Mobile, AL based Heavy Rock band LOVE THE HATE has released the dark, modern official music video for their upcoming, brutal new single, “Solid Ground.” Directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of KillDevil Films (Saliva, Todd La Torre [Queensryche], Eve to Adam), “Solid Ground” features Kristi Craft and Billy Culbertson. The single will be available to purchase / stream on July 6, 2021.
“‘Solid Ground’ deals with the familiar feelings of heartbreak, loneliness, and uncertainty in moving on in the wake of a toxic relationship.” – Love The Hate
The story runs deep with Deconstruct. An aggressive, in your face, heavy rock/modern metal band comprised of the brutal, grungy groove oriented guitar riffs of Joe Fraulob (ex-Danzig), the powerful, deep, head-spinning bass lines of Bobby Real (ex-Dedvolt), the bone crushing drums of Tom Frost (ex-Luxt) and vocalist MC Droze’s intense growling and often melodic vocals. Yeah, this band has got it going on … A solid timeline of success, expanded musicianship and continually evolving into a “Post Apocalyptic” Metal genre!
Deconstruct is currently seeking a new front-man to fill the void after original singer Droze moved to another state. MC Droze will be missed and his latest contribution to the soon to be released LP Ashen Empire is nothing short of incredible. “We wish him the best with all his endeavors,” says Fraulob. The full-length album has been recorded, engineered and produced by Joe Fraulob, and mixed by top renowned industry pro, Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios (Testament, Machine Head). Management has been secured under Frankie James (Culture Rock). Professional videos have also been produced by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (see video for “Machine” below) and award winning film-maker Josh Pierson and are ready to be released once the timing is right!
The Deconstruct foundation can be traced to guitarist Joe Fraulob’s 2001 courtship with Columbia Records, when his prior band, Side-Swipe, was targeted by the A&R team of John Weakland (Union Underground) and the legendary John Kalodner (Aerosmith). Once the label threw Side-Swipe into the mix of different producers and spent upwards of $30,000 on demos, the band knew they were on to something big. Ultimately, Columbia felt the demos that Fraulob produced at his own studio were the best, which gave Fraulob and the band the confidence to trust their instincts musically, and to fight for their own path. This gave way to the birth of Deconstruct with Fraulob writing for his new project to include an uncompromising vision for a new sound – dark and heavy yet melodic and dynamic – ready for the radio, but powerful enough to crush skulls in a live setting. Fraulob recorded the first Deconstruct demo at his own studio the Pus Cavern where Fraulob had spent the last decade developing his engineering chops recording Sacramento heavyweights such as The Deftones and began to send this demo out to industry pros. After hearing the demo, David Draiman and Dan Donegan of Disturbed personally chose Deconstruct as opener for their Music As A Weapon 2 tour where Deconstruct’s first show was opening for Disturbed, Chevelle, and Taproot in front of an audience of 5000. Immediately, the band’s prowess as a live act was recognized, and Bill Graham Presents placed the band on several amphitheater shows (Iron Maiden, Dio, and Motorhead at Sleep Train Amphitheater; and Def Leppard at Irvine Meadows). While building their reputation as one of the West Coast’s most hard hitting live acts, Deconstruct began making headway in the world of Rock Radio. The band’s debut EP “Sign Of Things To Come” received play nationwide, enabling Deconstruct to expand their touring base. The work paid off, resulting in more high profile shows with a diverse array of acts including Nickelback, Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool, Death Angel, Helmet, and Hed PE. The band’s second EP, a sampler of tracks from their forthcoming album, received radio play on over 100 stations. The single “Time Kills” was added to heavy rotation on commercial station WOBX (98X) in North Carolina. Deconstruct also became the only unsigned band to ever receive play on KRXQ in Sacramento’s “Smash or Trash” receiving a 100% listener “Smash” rating. Deconstruct was definitely on the rise and was then chosen by multi-platinum act Korn as main stage openers for the Korn, Chevelle, and Breaking Benjamin concert at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA. After 2 successful U.S. tours promoting the first Deconstruct album The Human Condition, Fraulob joined the legendary multi-platinum act Danzig as touring lead guitarist for an incredible 2 year run after which Deconstruct took a hiatus. In 2017 Fraulob joined the legendary Bay Area Metal group Trauma and ended up producing and recording their 2019 album As The World Dies. Recording and touring with Trauma inspired Fraulob to reboot Deconstruct to record a new album then to follow up with more main-stage appearances. The crushing new album, Ashen Empire, features long-time Deconstruct members Fraulob, drummer Tom Frost, and vocalist MC Droze, with additional appearances by drummers Darren Minter (Heathen) and Kris Gustofson (Trauma), and bassist Greg Christian (Testament).
Which brings us to the present, 2021 sees Deconstruct with the strongest, hardest hitting, most talented line-up yet. With Fraulob at the helm with his brutal guitar mastery, the thundering super bassist Bobby Real and one of the best drummers in NorCal, Tom Frost, on board, Deconstruct is firing on all cylinders. All three bring their extensive experience to the table to create a sound that is current but unique, extremely heavy yet mesmerizingly melodic and memorable. There’s no doubt success will once again be risen out of the ashes!! A pro studio and practice room has been built, a new album recorded and mastered, extensive press ready to go out and Deconstruct is tour ready!
However, with the loss of their singer MC Droze, this greatness can’t continue until that void is replaced, so Deconstruct is now placing a call to action to all professional “qualified & stage seasoned” vocalists to front this dynamically structured band. Qualified applicants respond at the email below to arrange an audition.
Indiana based, Hippy Metal band GLOSTIK WILLY has released their new single and official music video for “Fall Away.” Filmed by Eric Stewart, “Fall Away” is off of the band’s upcoming EP, Hippy Metal, due early 2021 via The Label Group / INgrooves.
“We feel our Hippy Metal will finally define what Glostik Willy is. Our music has always been unique and not easily described by standard genres. Hippy Metal combines our progressive/shred side with classic rock/heavy metal elements to create a unique vintage sound. The record is being mixed by 5 time grammy award winner Chris Lord-Alge and features Doug Wimbish (Living Colour), Daru Jones (Jack White), Steve Sweney (ekoostik Hookah), and more.” – GLOSTIK WILLY
Click HERE to Pre-Order / Save “Fall Away” Online!
Glostik Willy is a Hippy Metal band from Indiana made up of brothers Jay Moe & Ralf Mowf, and lifelong partner in rock, Buddha Aguilar. Glostik’s unique style has helped them to become a top midwest rock band. A variety of influences combined with years of crafting, has created a monster that can be seen every time the band takes the stage.
Glostik has been touring nationally in the US since 2015, released 2 full-length studio albums, and has hosted more than 7 music festivals. Currently, the band is working on their third studio album, set to release in late 2020 while quickly becoming one of the most popular music streamers on Twitch.tv in their off time. Glostik Willy is excited to host the 6th annual Willy Town Music Festival in October 2020 which features 3 nights of music, art, and camping.
Scott Uhl and his progressive/experimental music project Spiral Cell have released a breath taking new music video shot entirely underwater entitled “Ocean”.
Spiral Cell’s Scott Uhl, “The song is called “Ocean” because to me, the ocean is one of the most soothing and gorgeous places on earth. I’ve always loved the ocean ever since I was a kid. But it can also be violent and truly terrifying sometimes too. I don’t like giving away everything of what the song is about to me, because someone might interpret it another way that connects with them more. But the general idea was to represent being confused/lost on where you should go and what you should do in a situation. Lyrically, “Ocean” is presented in a way of asking questions, and get responses that are inconclusive. Visually for the video, we wanted to capture the same thing. We don’t really know what the “mermaids” are doing, or what their objectives are with my character. It’s kind of a mystery, and that makes it more interesting to me instead of an obvious answer of “No question, mermaids are trying to help this guy out.” A little mystery makes it more intriguing in my opinion.”
Video director K. Hunter Lamar “The biggest challenge for our crew was knowing that this entire video was gonna be filmed underwater. First, we thought about flying to Miami to literally film this in the ocean. Without braking the budget, we then came up with the concept of us shooting in the pool with professional under water housing for the camera, but unfortunately, it was still was way too expensive as well. So lastly, I reached out to some of my production friends back in Texas and LA, and found an interesting fish tank hack/solution to shoot underwater that was affordable and still gave us the value we needed. Putting the camera in the fish tank on top of some towels, worked like a dream come true and still allowed us to shot most of it in full 8k resolution!! This was my first underwater production as a Director, and knew we were going to encounter some difficult problems throughout the shoot. As a team we were getting tired super quick, it was hard for the actors to hold their breathe for long periods of time. Also wiping down fish tank, camera, and lenses was a difficult task.”
June 26, 2020 – Blind Mice Productions and industrial band RIOLEGION have announced the release of the new full-length RIOTLEGION album, Machine Liberation.
“The album, like many other of my releases, comes from a place of angry optimism. For instance: Liberty for security: too many people are willing to give up their freedom to feel safe. What happens when that safety net falls? “ – Michael (RIOTLEGION)
For fans of: HOCICO, COMBICHRIST & 3TEETH
“Living in Seattle right now our safety net has failed, just as it has in many other cities. If we don’t have the freedom to protect ourselves, to provide proper care and triage independently, we have nothing. There are “different rules for the the rest of us.” This leads to infighting between communities that should be helping one another.”
“Extremely punchy and unforgiving. No gimmicks. Lots of anger. Listen to it now.” –Brutal Resonance
June 6, 2020 – UK electro-industrial act BIOMECHANIMAL present their new single, “Haksal (학살)”, a love letter to modular synthesis and mid-tempo bass music.
Their new 3-track EP features remixes from up-and-coming industrial bass producer Social Kid, and rhythmic noise veteran ESA: Electronic Substance Abuse. This single is a furious blend of industrial sound design and modern EDM.
For fans of: AMDUSCIA, CELLDWELLER and AESTHETIC PERFECTION
“Haksal (학살)” is our love letter to the new generation of bass music, a representation of how much the playing field has changed, both externally, and internally for us as musicians.
The song features a lot of interesting sound design, modular and analog synthesis combined with modern production, and is radically different from what we have created before.
“Haksa”l is Korean for ‘Massacre’. We are destroying what is expected of us. BIOMECHANIMAL creates music undefined by our expectations, and we want to leave our fans and listeners hungry for more new material.
“The song was written at a difficult point in my life, and that comes through in the weight and heaviness of the track. The leads are in jarring time signatures, giving it a feeling of being very uncomfortable. The drop is heavy, distorted, erratic. It’s a good representation of the place I was in.” – Matthew (BIOMECHANIMAL)
March 9, 2020 – Belgian industrial act REALITY’S DESPAIR is proud to announce the release of their new full-length release, Melancholic Disposition.
For fans of: Suicide Commando, Evil’s Toy & Terminal Choice
While the lyrics deal with societal and human decline, the supernatural, the occult and aliens, musically REALITY’S DESPAIR can be categorised as ebm / dark electro with a strong 90’s feel and with heavily-distorted vocals.
“The album consists of rhythmic tracks that take listeners away in the 90s, when EVIL’S TOY and the early works of the SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS clanked the scene. Elements of Old-school EBM add rhythm, so some tracks may fit Post-Industrial dancefloor. Good smooth album, which can be called a great return to the 90s. Again.” – Reflections of Darkness
America’s favorite power rock party machine MF Ruckus have launched a new comic book and motion comic that is just as wild and reckless as the band entitledThe Front Lines of Good Times. The Front Lines of Good Times is scripted by the band including some insane touring experiences set in a pre-post-apocalyptic setting that has to be experienced to believe. Drawn by the dashingly handsome Jake Fairly of This is Heavy Metal fame Fairly’s masterful art makes the panels of Front Lines come to life and jump off the page. The Front Lines of Good Times can be ordered from MFR’s web site here: https://mfruckus.com/home
“We’re absolutely ecstatic to be working with Jake,” Said MFR vocalist Aaron Howell. “It’s a match made in heaven…or hell….whichever one is better.”
Artist Jake Fairly, “Do you ever feel like you’re the exact right person for the job? Well that’s how I feel about working on The Front Lines of Good Times with MF Ruckus. The book combines my favorite things; rock and roll and comics.”
About The Front Lines of Good Times:
The Front Lines of Good Times is set in the not-so-distant pre-apocalyptic future. The year is 2040. A near-extinction event known as “The great dying” has wiped out two-thirds of the Earth’s population through a long, drawn out series of seemingly unrelated causes. Organized governments and religions around the world have dissolved giving way to new systems of rule and worship, some of which are quite dark and destructive. Such is the case in the United States where a military Junta has felled the democratic republic in place of a harsh and brutal fascist regime known as the New Order of Fundamentalist Utilitarian Nationalists (NOFUN for short). https://mfruckus.bigcartel.com/category/comics https://youtu.be/CLbSRTnxN8k https://www.patreon.com/MFRuckus
About MF Ruckus:
When MF Ruckus hits the stage, a nexus in the universe forms, creating a place where all is in perfect harmony, war ceases, poverty becomes abundance and all the starving children of the world dance and sing. MF Ruckus is a turbocharged Rock n Roll supergroup comprised from salvaged and Frenkensteined pieces of Denver and Chicago’s most legendary unknown bands to create a 5 headed rockstrosity which is known as “Motherfucking Ruckus” or MF RUCKUS for use in polite company. https://www.mfruckus.com/ https://www.facebook.com/mfruckusband/ https://www.instagram.com/mfruckus/
Los Angeles based, Electronic/Rock musician, visual artist, and multi-instrumentalist WVM has followed up his stunning, dark electronic rock single, “After the Fall,” with the even heavier “Duel.”
“The story of “Duel” is, it started from my anger at being racially profiled, but when I write I like writing on a micro and macro level so the micro level was the harassment from racial profiling but then the rest of it morphed into the bigger picture; frustrations in general with all the injustices in world, not just about race but about how messed up the world can be. The story goes: 2 cops stopped me as I was walking down the street for no reason other than the color of my skin. They flashed a light in my face and went through the whole process only to let me go since I have no record. But that’s where the lyric ‘take away that spotlight from my eyes, nothing can shield you from your lies’ comes from. The shield part is the typical police badge etc. So they let me go and I continued walking only to come across the same police officers again 5 minutes later as I was crossing the street. The cop car actually accelerated as if to run me down, the cop driving stuck his head out of the window and laughed and then drove off. I went home after that and started writing ‘Duel;’ I took my anger in that situation and started getting really angry at the injustices of this world.”
“Most of the album is more electronics based and like “After the Fall” this song really defies genres and generic song structures. This is my song structure, don’t get me wrong, I write songs that are verse chorus verse chorus, but I really enjoy writing songs like this, where there are no 2 sections alike. It’s sort of like walking in a house and visiting each room only once even though you may like it. The only way to visit that room again is to walk back in the front door and do it over, with this song, if you like a section, the only way to revisit is to hear the entire song again. This kind of song structure is unique to me, it’s my signature.” – WVM
Industrial Rock project TRASH DEITY, the duo of Groovie Mann (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) and John D. Norten (Blue Eyed Christ), has released their debut LP, Cross & Divide via Metropolis Records. Drawn from the duo’s Chicago Wax Trax! history, the 10 track album pays homage to the classic Industrial roots with a modern, sophisticated production.
“Cross & Divide Album is an album for now and is a representation of the confrontational and divisive times we live in. It’s a journey into the manic world of Trash Deity from the opening invitation of “Let’s run away” to the powerful closing Album statement “Change”. Each song has its own identity, but the album was designed to be a trip on a journey. It sounds totally cohesive and totally chaotic at the same time…just like us!” – JDN