Los Angeles Hard Rock Band VARNA has released the lyric video for their single, “The Craving.”
“We are extremely proud to release such high driven female powered beast as ‘The Craving’ for 2019. This song about the push and pull of primal emotions you have instantly with someone–that carnal desire–but it never transforms into what you would like. You are stuck with the craving. Sometimes we just want what we aren’t meant to have.” – VARNA
Led by vocalist and lead songwriter Tiana Woods, the daughter of legendary 80’s pop and soul singer Stevie Woods, VARNA is the only unsigned female fronted rock band with not one but TWO consecutively charting singles, “Living A Lie” and “Survival of the Fittest” to hit TOP 40 on Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts.
They have opened tours for major rocks acts such as Drowning Pool, Adelita’s Way, and Stitched Up Heart.
They won ‘People’s Choice’ at the North American Rock Independent Music Awards and are in the running for “The Craving” as ‘Best Hard Rock Song’ at the 19th Annual Independent Music Awards.
Pittsburg, KS Heavy Rock / Metal Band TAKE THE DAY has released the official music video for their single, “Song For The Broken.” Originally premiered on Loud-Stuff, “Song For The Broken” was directed by Chris Dawson. The single was also co-written, produced, and engineered by Chris Dawson and Jimmy Beattie of Seasons After.
“At some point in our lives we all feel hurt, abandoned, alone, and broken. We can’t let that define who we are. This one’s for us.” – Take The Day
Hailing from Pittsburg, Kansas Take The Day is a hard-hitting rock band that has quickly become a major contender in the Midwest music scene. They believe in what they do and continue to push forward bringing their current fresh sound to listening ears.
For the past 7 years, Take The Day has toured the region and supported many national acts including Pop Evil, Gemini Syndrome, Saving Abel, Otherwise, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf), Tantric, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Seasons After, Another Lost Year, No Resolve, Blameshift, and many others gaining them the reputation as a must see live act!
Take The Day is celebrating their recently released and warmly received single “Matches and Knives” which dropped on 4/20/18 and was co-written, produced, and engineered by Chris Dawson and Jimmy Beattie of Seasons After. It’s been said that it’s “a serious follow up” to their previous release “Take Everything” which broke the top 100 of the Nielsen Active Rock Charts just months prior.
Take The Day continues to write, record, and play select regional dates as they prepare for the premiere of their next single “Song For The Broken” on 1/11/19.
“These guys clearly display the chops to cut through.”
– EarArt London
“Seriously, one of the best unsigned bands I’ve ever heard.”
– Bailey, Q102.1 FM
“Smoothly executed. Great energy.”
– Zak G. / Senseless Underground
“No band I’ve ever worked with has as much passion and integrity as Take The Day. They are truly a band to keep on the radar in the world of rock.”
– Muttley, ROCK 107.1 FM
New Delhi based Indian Folk Metal band BLOODYWOOD has released the official music video for their single, “Endurant.” The viral metal trio first caught their US fans’ attention with their metal rendition of the Indian folk song “Ari Ari,” but has developed a sustained base of hard core followers with blistering original tracks fusing traditional Indian instrumentation with brutal guitars and mixed vocal stylings.
“‘Endurant’ is a song for those who’ve faced or continue to face bullying in any aspect of life. We wanted to be as realistic and practical as possible with our message, which is why the song urges to endure and come out stronger rather than retaliate or fight back with force. The video, while maintaining the message of the song, also tries to establish that bullies are not another breed.” – Karan Katiyar
Sweden’s Young Mountain are hot off the release of their debut album “Lost Tree”, which released in September via Zegema Beach/Through Love/Miss the Stars/Pundonor/Dasein records. Focusing more on atmosphere rather than aggression, the screamo/hardcore group have made a name for themselves across Europe, performing at Miss the Stars fest and Fluff fest, two notably large screamo festivals. A few months back I had the chance to interview the band (which you can find here), and today we are happy to be able to premiere their new video for the titular track, “Lost Tree”, which you can find below.
Lost Tree has definitely made my year end list: with the fantastic performances from the band or its brooding atmosphere coupled with nice use of string work, the debut is a great addition to the their discography and definitely has this listener keen to hear what the future has in store for the guys. Be sure to give Young Mountain a like on Facebook and check “Lost Tree” on Bandcamp, your favorite streaming service, or by purchasing a physical from Zegema Beach Records or Through Love Records. Continue reading →