Weymouth punk band Weatherstate released their massively hooky new single ‘Hangar’ the other week and now the track has a music video with an extra-terrestrial theme. “When we had started shaping up the original demo ideas for “Hangar” in the spring of last year, I was bouncing riffs off of our long-time video director and pal Ben Pollard,” says guitarist Callan Milward. “Whilst we had no initial plans in place for music videos at that time, his initial vibe on the track kept coming back to thoughts about outer space, which ended up snowballing into something much greater. It’s safe to say this is perhaps the start of what’s to come and we can’t wait to drip feed our barmy world into everyone. Thanks to everyone who’s joined the initiative so far.”
‘Hangar’ is the first track the band have released via their new label Rude Records and the riff-fuelled composition is expertly produced by Four Year Strong’s Alan Day.
Rising to the challenges that COVID has posed, Weatherstate have been working with Day as a producer remotely and, in a similar vein, they had to be a bit creative in getting footage together for the ‘Hangar’ music video. “It goes without saying but doing everything remotely has been a massive challenge and an interesting obstacle to overcome,” admits Milward. “Especially for us, as we have been pretty traditionalist when it comes to writing. I feel we handled it in the best way we could, considering the international side of things too. With pre-production, we had to have some late nights because of the time-zone differences. Neil Kennedy at The Ranch really nailed the engineering and Alan smashed the mix over in the States. All I can say is that you can work miracles over Zoom these days.”
‘Hangar’ is a track very much driven by the dramatic events of 2020 and is clearly just as relevant today as it was when it was written. Vocalist and guitarist Harry Hoskins says “The track is about a phone call to a friend last summer, about how f*cked everything is. Growing numb and bitter towards everything and everyone, but also learning to find peace within our own individual coping mechanisms. Understanding that sometimes a crutch is needed to stay sane, whether that be self-destructive, or progressive through the helping hand of a friend.”
Harry Hoskins – Vocals / Guitar
Callan Milward – Lead Guitar
Joe Hogan – Bass
Toby Wrobel – Drums
‘Hangar’ is available worldwide now
VIDEO PREMIERE: The untold story behind the rise of H.E.A.T
“Remembering where you come from is what keeps you humble, I think”
Says keyboardist Jona Tee.
H.E.A.T delivers a feast for your eyes in the days of the pandemic while eagarly anticipating the victory over Covid-19 and returning to the road.
This band recently shared the untold story of how it all began, showing never-before-seen footage and recordings from the early days accompanied by interviews.
Returning lead Singer Kenny Leckremo makes a unique visit to the site of the original H.E.A.T headquarters in Sweden, for the first time in over a decade.
“Now is an excellent opportunity try to utilize the digital opportunities to connect with the fans and share our story in a modern format.” Says drummer Don Crash.
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Adrian Smith & Richie Kotzen Release Third Single ‘Running’ – Debut Album Out March 26
BMG are proud to announce the worldwide release of the debut album Smith/Kotzen by Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen on March 26.
Running is the third single from the upcoming album and follows on from
Taking My Chances & Scars
Check it out here smith-kotzen.lnk.to/albumPR
Adrian says of the song, “It’s a really cool sort of driving track, one of the heavier ones on the album and we’re excited to get it out there ahead of the album release. We’ve both been thrilled by the reaction to our music so far and are very much looking forward to meeting up again as soon as we can, to write some more songs together.”
Richie adds, “Running was the first song Adrian and I worked on. Adrian came in with that heavy verse riff which lead me to conjuring up what lives as our chorus to the composition. Running is surely one of my top three favourites on the Smith/Kotzen album and I really look forward to playing this one live”.
As well as the duo co-writing, co-producing and sharing guitars and vocals, Richie also plays bass and drums on the track.
With the two previous singles Taking My Chances and cars having been enthusiastically welcomed by fans and media alike, Running is the perfect final choice ahead of the eponymous album release on March 26 to showcase the astonishing breadth of talent and musical diversity between this unique pairing of two of rock’s most respected artists.
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INTRØSPECT: Sydney Progressive Metallers Release New Video ‘The Wisdom Of Mountains’ New EP, Midnight Sun Released On March 19
Sydney progressives Intrøspect have just released their sublime new single,
The Wisdom Of Mountains. It’s the second single taken from the bands upcoming new EP, Midnight Sun which will be released on March 19.
Listen to the trackand revisit the EP’s first single Mjolnir here
Watch the video for The Wisdom Of Mountains now at:
The Wisdom of Mountains contrasts the seemingly unbearable storm of emotions that follow loss, grief and betrayal with the serenity and stillness of mountain landscapes. Intrøspect explore new sounds in Wisdom through the blending of complex string arrangements with reverb-laden clean guitars, topped with vocalist Felicity Jayne’s sonorous voice to create ethereal soundscapes not often explored in heavier genres.
The bands drummer, Hugo Rumore comments, “The recording process for The Wisdom of Mountains with Chris (Blancato) was interesting, because he saw a lot of potential for the song – and we spent a long time workshopping to really define the parts and make sure that the drums were really supporting the song in the best way that they could. We spent a lot of time on small details, which really completes the song, in my opinion!!”
Pre orders for Midnight Sun are available now
Intrøspect’s unique flavour of progressive metal blends post-rock and ambient influences to create a spiritual atmosphere in which the transcendent extremes of the human experience are given proper sonic treatment.
September 2019 saw the release of Intrøspects’ debut single Ad Astra. The video for the track quickly gained traction, amassing over 36 thousand views and blessing the band with a solid increase in listenership. Intrøspect now hosts a dedicated fan base upwards of 7K monthly listeners on Spotify, across 80+ countries around the world!
Intrøspect’s much-anticipated second release is set to be a step up in every way. Being a 29-minute adventure through triumph, adversity, heartbreak & reverence. Solidifying their sound as uniquely distinct in the broader landscape of heavy music.
Midnight Sun was recorded with returning collaborator Chris Blancato (Northlane) and mixed from the UK by George Lever (Sleep Token, Loathe, Wovenwar).
Felicity Jayne – Vocals
Loko McDonald & Jamie McVicker – Guitars
Luke Turner – Bass
Hugo Rumore – Drums
Intrøspect are for fans of
Northlane, TesseracT, Karnivool, Spiritbox, Periphery, The Beautiful Monument, Sleep Token, Polaris, Conquer Divide, Erra, The Contortionist,, Evanescence.