While it took Avenged Sevenfold a few years to get off the ground, the release of their 2003 sophomore album Waking The Fallen showcased a metalcore band that was fast developing. The leap from their debut album Sounding The Seventh Trumpet was a quantum leap as far as sound and musicianship were concerned, and were both equally impressive as well. If you listen to songs like “Chapter Four” and “Unholy Confessions”, it’s clear to see (and hear) why the band landed Warped Tour slots early on in their career – their brand of metalcore was easily palatable and marketable.
It’s with that being said that the band’s 2005 follow-up, City Of Evil, was the most successful Avenged Sevenfold record to date. Prior to its recording, the band triggered a pretty sizable bidding war from major labels, and A7X eventually went with Warner Bros. for the record’s release. Sporting a polished, streamlined sound that was closer to classic hard rock and metal, it signaled the band’s foray into a more commercial sound that was a departure from their previous work. It’s not hard to see why the Platinum-selling record made the band into stars, though.
Metal is a ever blossoming genre of music that spawns subgenres like tree branches. Some of those branches tend to stick while others get cut down. Beatdown is one of those subgenres that has found itself a nice home in the metal community. The newly founded group that goes by the name Dead Low prove all too well that beatdown gets to hang with the big boys. Dead Low has released their crushing new song “Lifeless” and does it come straight for your jugular. The new song comes complete with a fitting music video. The group has previously released another song titled “Detest”, and just has the new song their debut showed no mercy. These guys are building a good platform to stand-on, propelling the subgenre further.
Australian rock act Accidental President have been relentlessly providing us with content throughout summer in America. Releasing their well-acclaimed self-titled debut album July 1st and subsequently releasing an array of music videos to correspond with singles off of the album, the act is back at it again with an animated lyric video for their single “Letting Go”, that we are excited to premiere here on New Fury.
The up and coming Nashville Tennessee solo artist Alex Embler has announced he’s signed with Ohio based record label Legend Recordings. Alex’s label debut single “Rich Girl” is set for a September 25th release date. Legend announced this signing to their worldwide roster on Friday, September 11th. You can pre-save his upcoming song, “Rich Girls”, here!