Monks of Mellonwah - Stars are Out

Bio (excerpted from reverbnation.com/monksofmellonwah):
Winner of the award for Best Indie Rock Band at the Artists In Music Awards in Los Angeles and nominated for Best International Act at the LA Music Awards, the Monks of Mellonwah are entering some very exciting times.  A four-piece alternative rock and indie band based in Sydney, the Monks draw on the depth and variety of influences driving each member to create a fresh and unique sound, blending elements of classic blues & rock in Hendrix, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and the Chili Peppers with more recent sounds including Muse. Their first E.P., Stars Are Out, is testament to such a unique blend, and has been highly praised since its release in 2010.

The Barrens

This is the full-length debut album by NYC Psych-Rock group the Barrens.

Radio Fallout - Mondegreen EP

In less than two years Radio Fallout went from being a brand new alternative rock act in the vein of  Weezer, the Toadies and Nirvana to headlining festivals, signing publishing deals, touring the Midwest, and playing the premier venues in the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas.

In the wake of the worldwide economic collapse at the end of 2008 Caleb Scates decided to quit his job in Cincinnati Ohio and drive across country in a car leaking brake fluid and coolant to form an alternative rock band in Austin, Texas. Weeks after the move Scates met Jonathan Palmer and Dan Walker who migrated to Austin to pursue music 2003. The trio rehearsed vigorously through the beginning of 2009 and played their first show at the end of April. The cooler fall months saw the group set out to record their first collection of songs at Wonderland Studios in south Austin. The Mondegreen EP was released in March of 2010 and produced by Tim ‘Tank’ Casterline and Radio Fallout.

Post Death Soundtrack - Music as Weaponry

Post Death Soundtrack is the antithesis of today's "the new dumb" music culture, creating thought-provoking music by weaving electronic, industrial, pop and rock sounds. Reflections of Darkness calls them "by no means music for simple minds", and Side-line.com calls their sound "indefinable". Currently a 4-piece, the band is Kenneth Buck, Steve Moore, Jon Ireson and Colin Everall. Post Death Soundtrack takes influence from the likes of The Beatles, Skinny Puppy, David Bowie and Dead Can Dance. Style is less important than mood as they strive to encourage thought and communication on a deep level.

On September 16, 2008 Post Death Soundtrack released their debut full length album entitled "Music as Weaponry". "Music as Weaponry" was recorded by the projects two founders, Kenneth Buck and Steve Moore. Since the release of "Music as Weaponry", the band has garned top reviews from publications such as Industrial.org, Side-line Magazine and Sphere Magazine, who called the CD "a chaotic concoction of crossover madness", adding "this is the soundtrack to your escape from the average".  Their popular cover of Dead Can Dance's "Anywhere Out Of The World" gained the band a fanbase in Europe.

2010 saw Post Death Soundtrack releasing their "Ultraviolence" video, which was directed by Jeevin Johal and featured on Blank TV and MusicHype.com. They also previewed new music (with originals "Little Alice" and "Our Time Is Now" reaching thousands of listeners via YouTube) and opened for acts such as Front Line Assembly and Ivardensphere. Currently the band is busy working on two albums and new material for digital release in 2011 and 2012.  One is planned to contain remixes and covers, while the other will be all original material.

The Unravelling - 13 Arcane Hymns

The first noticeable thing about Move Forward Until You Are Dead, the opening track of 13 Arcane Hymns, is how different it is. This is not your father’s heavy metal. Not quite doom metal, not quite death metal, not quite Rob Zombie, The Unravelling are a hard rocking band from Canada. What’s the most unique part about this band? There are only two members.

Gustavo De Beauville handled all the music and musical arrangements while Steve Moore took care of all the vocals and lyrics. For this album, they recruited studio engineer Casey Lewis to play drums, and he did a fine job.



EndAnd -Adventures of Fi in Space

Brooklyn indie rock/punk trio EndAnd have announced the release of “Adventures of Fi in Space”, a summation of two EP’s showcasing both polished studio and DIY recordings. The band’s unusually gritty sound has earned them recommendations on influential music blogs such as Large Hearted Boy and Those Who Dig and comparisons to acts like Cloud Nothings and Helmet. 


The Lowest-EP

The Lowest - hardcore/punk band from Warsaw, Poland.‏


From Ashes Rise - Rejoice The End Age Of Sanity 7

The return of crust-punks From Ashes Rise has a lot of people salivating – understandable for the comeback of one of the central groups in the genre’s revival in the 1990s and 2000s, a time that saw the band alongside luminaries like His Hero is Gone and Tragedy redefine the sound. Can this split single, their first material in nine years, deliver the goods? The answer, quite frankly, is still out there.

Yes, it’s all quite melodic and rightfully carries somewhat of a celebratory air, but it might be seen as landing a little on the punk side of things and that might alienate somewhat a generation of newer heavy fans, especially those reared on the bleak, low-end-laden serration Southern Lord has specialised in gifting to the world. The A-side, Rejoice the End, is a strident romp that past all the downtuned chugging and lyrical grandeur, is quite straightforward. That said, though, it is possessed of the riff, and cheesy or not, there’s a certain drive to it befitting of a great drinking song, or similarly, a battle anthem for war-torn old punx. Rage of Sanity, on the other hand, is a heads-down punk-rock, strictly precision and built on a snarling bluesy chord progression more reminiscent of a more jovial Motorhead.

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