After being silent since 2015, Hungarian metalcore act Faminehill have announced their signing with Famined records and have dropped a new single, “Ruin“, from their upcoming album due out April 5th, 2019. Fans of bands like Wage War will find similarities in the song, and although the band treads familiar waters, their sound is well crafted and very well executed. Check out the video below, and follow the band on Facebook to stay connected with the band, and be sure to preorder “Ascend” here via your preferred service. Continue reading
WINDRUNNER is a progressive metalcore quintet hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam. Founded
in early 2015 from the merger of two renowned Vietnamese metalcore bands: Epione
and Alive In Sight, WINDRUNNER quickly made a name for themselves with their
unique blend of rhythm and melodies, groovy yet intricate riffs, soothing ambience,
melodic guitar lines, coupled with catchy vocal choruses from female vocalist Duong
Bui. Their debut EP “VUI” was released in June 2015 and received positive acclaims
from around the world. Since then, WINDRUNNER has actively toured
around Vietnam, South East Asia and South Korea, supporting bands such as
Attila, Secrets, Benighted, Hiss From The Moat, Coldburn, King Ly Chee, Born From Pain, Earthists, and many others. The bands debut, ‘Mai” will be released 11/30/2018 via Famined Records and can be pre-ordered here. Check the band out on Facebook and if you get the chance, check out the little interview I had with the band, which you can read below!
Trying to narrow down what genre German band Time, The Valuator belongs in will leave you perplexed; the band seamlessly blends alternative rock, metal, jazz, pop and even ambient elements into their songs. With their debut album, “How Fleeing, How Fragile”, due out August 3rd, 2018 via Famined/Long Branch Records, guitarist/pianist Rene Möllenbeck took the time to answer some questions from me in hopes of gaining some new exposure from folks who aren’t familiar with the band. Give them a like on Facebook and preorder the album from your favorite outlet here. Be sure to support these guys: their album is quite possibly one of the most unique and memorable ones that I’ve heard so far this year.
Somewhere at the intersection of Balance and Composure, Quicksand, and Movements lies the sound of Oklahoma City’s rising alternative rock band, Keeper. Their new single, “Spiral”, reminds me both of some of my favorite emo albums growing up (Sunny Day Real Estate and Texas Is The Reason come to mind), but also more punchy bands with guitar riffs closer to post-hardcore, like Samiam and Quicksand. A slow burner to be sure, but ultimately that will keep you coming back to the track again and again.
We’re stoked to be exclusively premiering the new track, which you can find below. The band is also a fairly recent signee to Famined Records (home of The Afterimage, Our Souls Evolve), and working with Keeper could prove to be their biggest signing yet.