TO KILL ACHILLES sign deal with Arising Empire!

Arising Empire are proud to welcome TO KILL ACHILLES to the family!

TO KILL ACHILLES are a five-piece alternative rock band from Dundee, Scotland. The band are set to release their sophomore album via Arising Empire.
Taking lyrical inspiration from personal life experiences and musical influence from a wide variety of alternative genres has allowed them to create a piece of art which fully encapsulates the bands message:
“We only exist when we exist together”.

To celebrate the addition of TO KILL ACHILLES to the Arising Empire family and their upcoming material, we present you the re-release of ‘Venom‘ – a strong and emotional song, packed with a punch.

Watch the musicvideo for ‘Venom‘ now: https://youtu.be/rt9R10Yzau4
Get the song here: https://ToKillAchilles.lnk.to/venom

TO KILL ACHILLES have extensively toured across the UK, the majority of Europe and Russia with bands such as WE CAME AS ROMANS, COUNTERPARTS, WHILE SHE SLEEPS, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, HEART IN HAND, BETRAYING THE MARTYRS and many more.

Tindal | Vocals
Larrry | Guitar
Sharpie | Guitar
Tippett | Bass
Baz | Drums

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Arising Empire welcomes ONE MORNING LEFT to the family!

Founded in 2008 in Vaasa, Finland, ONE MORNING LEFT is well known for their unique blend of electro, hardcore and metalcore influences as well as their entertaining and energetic live shows where absolutely anything can happen.
ONE MORNING LEFT has gathered extensive live performance experience playing countless shows in Finland, touring mainland Europe, Russia, and the Baltics, and even performed in as faraway places as Iceland and Japan (with packed venues to boot), both as a supporting act and as a headliner. ONE MORNING LEFT has played shows with bands like AMARANTHEMACHINAE SUPREMACYADEPTPROTEST THE HEROFEAR OF DOMINATIONTURMION KÄTILÖT and WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER. The band has also graced the Finnish festival season, playing renowned festivals like Tuska Open Air and Rockfest.

ONE MORNING LEFT‘s debut album »The Bree-Teenz« in 2011. The album reached #30 on Finland’s official album charts, followed by the sophomore album »Our Sceneration« at #45 in 2013.

ONE MORNING LEFT is currently putting the finishing touches on their 4th full length album with additional firepower from seasoned players Tuukka Ojansivu on guitar and Miska Sipiläinen on bass guitar, as well as the return-to-form of keyboard player Touko Keippilä from the band’s original »Panda <3 Penguin« line-up. The album is shaping up to be the artistic peak of the band’s musical “blood mountain” and everything the band has wanted all along: epic lyrics carried by soaring vocal melodies and harmonies with gritty, aggressive and distinctive dirty vocals from front man Mika Lahti, along with breathtaking keyboard leads, blisteringly fast guitars, masterful bass riffs and feverish drum parts.

“Join us on our quest to make the world a bit more epic!”


Go check out their previous discography HERE!

Mika Lahti | Lead Vocals
Leevi Luoto | Guitar & Lead Vocals
Tuukka Ojansivu | Guitar & Backing Vocals
Miska Sipiläinen | Bass & Backing Vocals
Touko Keippilä | Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Niko Hyttinen | Drums

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ANNISOKAY release new single + video ’Like A Parasite’!

After the successful release of their previous single ‘STFU‘, which hit the 1 million streams and beyond in no time flat, Leipzig/Halle, Germany based metalcore power house ANNISOKAY strikes back with their heavy new single ‘Like A Parasite‘, presenting the addition of new vocalist Rudi Schwarzer to their ranks! To celebrate this new and fresh line up the song comes with a beautiful but darkly shot music video – watch and listen now!

Check out their brand new sound in their music video for ‘Like A Parasite‘ here: https://youtu.be/ovZDf26TVjQ
Get the song here: https://Annisokay.lnk.to/likeaparasite

Extratours presents
30.09.2020 – DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
01.10.2020 – DE – Stuttgart, Universum
02.10.2020 – DE – Essen, Turock
03.10.2020 – DE – Schweinfurt, Stattbahnhof
08.10.2020 – DE – Berlin, Musik & Frieden
09.10.2020 – DE – Hamburg, Gruenspan
10.10.2020 – DE – Osnabrück, Bastard Club
16.10.2020 – AT – Wien, Chelsea
17.10.2020 – DE – Cham, L.A. Eventhalle
18.10.2020 – CH – Zürich, Dynamo / Werk 21
22.10.2020 – DE – München, Backstage Halle
23.10.2020 – DE – Jena, F-Haus
25.10.2020 – DE – Nürnberg, Z-Bau
28.10.2020 – DE – Hannover, Musikzentrum
29.10.2020 – DE – Köln, Helios37
12.12.2020 – DE – Leipzig, Täubchenthal
Tickets: https://tourlink.to/annisokay



NOVELISTS FR release alternative version ’After The Rain’!

France’s most visionary progressive metal band NOVELISTS FR released their brand new album »C’est La Vie« earlier this year!
A real masterpiece including the successful releases of the songs ‘Head Rush’, ‘Somebody Else’, ‘Modern Slave’ and ‘C’est La Vie’!
Today, the band presents us the alternative version of ‘Rain’ – named ‘After The Rain’!

Watch the lyric video for ‘After The Rain’ here: https://youtu.be/KkKjIJMwfKQ
Streaming now: https://Novelists.lnk.to/AfterTheRain



CRO-MAGS – new album »In The Beginning« out now!

“In The Beginning”

After nearly two decades, 2020 holds the triumphant return of the CRO-MAGS and their highly anticipated new album »In The Beginning« – out now via Arising Empire and Mission Two Entertainment!

»In The Beginning«, available as DIGI and LP in four different, exclusive and limited colours via CoreTex (limited sold out!), EMP and Nuclear Blast mailorder (limited sold out!)!
Get your hands on »In The Beginning« and/or stream here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/InTheBeginning

“A smashing comeback album, from the street for the street.” – VISIONS

“Cro-Mags’ In The Beginning: offstage drama out, raging NYHC in. Hardcore legend Harley Flanagan parks the legal drama and focuses on the music on first new Cro-Mags album in 20 years” – METAL HAMMER

“So, when you get asked in the future what happened in 2020, there’s no need to bring up bush fires, floods, global pandemics, lockdowns or race riots. Instead, smile and rejoice that the Cro-Mags put out In the Beginning; for Harley Flanagan has created a crossover masterpiece.” – RAZORS EDGE

“In The Beginning is the sound of a prison riot, an uprising in the street, a gang fight. If the movie The Warriors were reimagined today, Harley’s voice would be the hand that wields the sword that is the CRO-MAGS, and this record would be its soundtrack. Gritty, street smart, NYHC; one hell of a must buy.” – NEW NOISE

“The significance of Harley Flanagan and the CRO-MAGS in the realm of hardcore simply can’t be overstated. It’s fair to say that the band’s name is synonymous with hardcore. The pioneering NYHC act has reached outside of hardcore by influencing such notable and varied bands as NIRVANA, GREEN DAY and METALLICA.” – Blabbermouth.net

“In the Beginning will take many by surprise at just how authentic it really is.” – LOUD

“Still with plenty of snarl and bite, Cro-Mags are very much turning back the years for a fiery blast of punk-infused hardcore noise. Proving their relevancy and undying importance to the genre still.” – GBHBL UK

“The MOTORHEAD legend will surely nod from above when some people see Harley Flanagan as the “Lemmy of Hardcore”. – Stormbringer

“In The Beginning” is wonderfully brutal and unremittingly unapologetic. Which is exactly as it should be.“ – MAXIMUM VOLUME UK



FUTURE PALACE drop new single/video ’Parted Ways’!

Up and coming female fronted Post-Hardcore formation FUTURE PALACE released their brand new single ‘Parted Ways‘, produced by Christoph Wieczorek (ANNISOKAY) at Sawdust Recodings, together with the official and beautifully captured music video directed by Hello Bipo!

Watch the music video for ‘Parted Ways‘ here: https://youtu.be/KifTJkfEbDE
Stream, Purchase here: https://FuturePalace.lnk.to/PartedWays

FUTURE PALACE: “We’re more than proud to release our new single PARTED WAYS via Arising Empire. The song is about putting an end to a relationship in order to make a new start and „find another home“. We truly believe that learning from past mistakes can open up a bright future. And we’re looking forward to it.”

FUTURE PALACE is the hope for a tomorrow. A tomorrow that can be influenced while it remains to be unexpected. Fronted by YouTube rising star Maria aka ItsPandaCore, guitarist Manuel and drummer Johannes; FUTURE PALACE reflects this insatiable desire for change.
Their impulsive and passionate mix of Alternative Rock and Ambientcore gives an insight into their hopes, their tomorrow and future – it is a diary of omnipresent vulnerability and the search for a remedy.

Maria | Vocals
Manuel | Guitar
Johannes | Drums

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CRO-MAGS – release music video for ’From The Grave’ off their upcoming album ’In The Beginning’!

After nearly two decades, 2019 saw the triumphant return of the CROMAGS and new music with the release of two back-to-back EPs – »Don’t Give In« and »From The Grave«.
CRO-MAGS finally launched the pre-orders for their highly anticipated, upcoming full-length album »In The Beginning«, which will be released worldwide on the 19th of June 2020 via Arising Empire and Mission Two Entertainment!
Today, the band released the new music video for ‘From The Grave’ off their upcoming album!

Watch the music video for ‘From The Grave’ now: https://youtu.be/FO2Xq-b29YU

“The idea for the video is that I’m rising from the grave and going on a mission…like I came back from the dead to become the Grim Reaper himself,” explains CRO-MAGS founder, bassist and vocalist Harley Flanagan on the clip. “I think anybody who knows the history of this band and of my life will get it. It starts off at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, where I will be buried with my family and in-laws. In the opening shot, the grave I’m in front of is actually my mother’s.”

As CRO-MAGS toured with Motorhead in 1986, Flanagan adds, “Phil is one of my favorite guitarists of all time and I still can’t believe I have him playing on one of my songs! I am so honored. The footage of Phil was shot by his son Todd Campbell at his recording studio in Wales, UK.”

»In The Beginning« will come as DIGI and LP in four different, exclusive and limited colours, available via CoreTex, EMP and Nuclear Blast mailorder!
Pre-order »In The Beginning« now and save your copy here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/InTheBeginning



CRO-MAGS launch pre-orders for their upcoming album »In The Beginning«!


After nearly two decades, 2019 saw the triumphant return of the CROMAGS and new music with the release of two back-to-back EPs – »Don’t Give In« and »From The Grave«.
Today, CRO-MAGS finally launch the pre-orders for their highly anticipated, upcoming full-length album »In The Beginning«, which will be released worldwide on the 19th of June 2020 via Arising Empire and Mission Two Entertainment!
»In The Beginning« will come as DIGI and LP in four different, exclusive and limited colours, available via CoreTex, EMP and Nuclear Blast mailorder!

Pre-order »In The Beginning« now and save your copy here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/InTheBeginning

The band recently delivered “a thrashing new single”, as described by Consequence of Sound, with ‘The Final Test’.
The track is just a taste of what’s to come from the band’s upcoming full-length album, »In The Beginning«!

Listen to ‘The Final Test’ here: https://youtu.be/IYwmLgufAx4
Get the song here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/TheFinalTest

“Will you be afraid or will you be at peace when you die?” asks CROMAGS founder, bassist and lyricist Harley Flanagan. “This song is about finding peace and facing death fearlessly, which is in my opinion, the final test.”

CROMAGS, rounded out with guitarists Rocky George, Gabby Abularach and drummer Garry Sullivan, hit the road last year supporting the reunited MISFITS and compiled footage for their first music video in 27 years with ‘No One’s Victim’.

As the Coronavirus pandemic took hold of the world and concert dates began to shuffle, the legendary NYC outfit took action and was one of the first artists to deliver an honest, raw, in-your-face concert set with “The Quarantine Show”, filmed live in NYC on March 15, 2020.

With the state of touring constantly changing, the band is eager to get back out to their fans and are scheduled to perform in Japan this November supporting CIRCLE JERKS with other dates to come.

“The founding band of hardcore punk”ROLLING STONE
“Riveting hardcore from hardcore greats”LA TIMES
 “Blazing hardcore pioneers” REVOLVER
“Incredibly intense, literally dripping with anger”DOWN FOR LIFE
“Metallic guitar riffage and bass-fueled hardcore anthems”ALTERNATIVE PRESS
The history of the CRO-MAGS is integral to the history of Hardcore, it’s evolution from punk and the development of alternative music genres such as hardcore, cross-over, thrash metal, post punk and grunge to name a few. Numerous iconic bands from METALLICA to GREEN DAY, and individuals such as Dave Grohl have credited CRO-MAGS with having had a primal influence on their development.
Born out of the violence and depravity of the Lower East Side of New York in the late 70s and early 80s, the CRO-MAGS was the brain-child of a very young Harley Flanagan (at the time 14 years old) when still playing with THE STIMULATORS. By 1982/83 he wrote and recorded the very first CRO-MAGS demos consisting of  four songs that would become the blue print for the seminal 1986 »Age of Quarrel«. He wrote all of the music, played each instrument and sang. Before long he connected with Parris Mayhew and the two started writing music and auditioning band members.
After several line-ups, 5 studio albums (beyond the original demos) and 30 + years of tours around the world, CRO-MAGS remains one of the most iconic hardcore bands with arguably the greatest reach beyond the genre.

Harley Flanagan | bass/vocals
Gabby Abularach | guitars
Rocky George | guitars
Garry “G-Man” Sullivan | drums

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