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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MISTER MISERY release new single ’Strangeland’!

After the successful release of their debut album »Unalive«, including the songs ‘My Ghost’‘The Blood Waltz’‘Alive’ and ‘Tell Me How’, MISTER MISERY from Stockholm, Sweden released new material for their fans – keeping the flame alive in these extraordinary times!

Watch the lyric video to their new single ‘Strangeland’ now: https://youtu.be/_sfN1BJyZMI
Get the song here: https://MisterMisery.lnk.to/Strangeland

MISTER MISERY: „In these strange times, we wanna do what we can to keep the flame (un)alive in our fans!
That’s why we decided to release an older, unreleased song from the Unalive era that didn’t make the album.
“Strangeland” is about a dark, horrifying world with all the scary goodies and nightmares to keep you entertained throughout this pandemic.
We’re thrilled to release something new to all of our ghosts out there, so let’s head to Strangeland, shall we?“

The band released their debut record »Unalive« via Arising Empire in October last year.
Buy and/or stream »Unalive« as CD or vinyl here: https://MisterMisery.lnk.to/Unalive

More on »Unalive«:
Watch the music video for ‘Tell Me How’https://youtu.be/hl02oJRTm1I
Watch the music video for ‘Alive’ here: https://youtu.be/vuruUqV9Wkw
Watch the music video for ‘The Blood Waltz’: https://youtu.be/svwrrY9iN3Y
Watch the music video for ‘My Ghost’: https://youtu.be/ccxbK4ZVUeg

MISTER MISERY is a four piece metal band from the streets of Stockholm, founded in February 2018 by Harley Vendetta & Alex Nine. By blending high energy riffs with anthemic choruses and ripping guitar solos, they have managed not only to create a hype in the underground metal community, but also caught the attention of renowned founder of Nuclear Blast/Arising Empire, Markus Staiger, leading the band to sign a record deal with Arising Empire in 2019.
In addition MISTER MISERY has also signed with booking company Contra Promotion, housing bands such as NIGHTWISH, ANTHRAX, THE 69 EYES and many more.

MISTER MISERY just finished their self produced and mixed debut album, »Unalive«, that will shock the world as a first representation of a brand new band. Hungry to light a fire inside the hearts of the restless and broken around the world, MISTER MISERY not only delivers musically but pushes boundaries in their theatrical and chaotic performances. Resurrecting the wild spirit of the 80’s while also incorporating horror elements and classical composition, MISTER MISERY proves to be a promising virtuous and maniacal newcomer in the alternative metal scene.

Their brand new debut record »Unalive« reflects the emotions and struggles of a journey taken by the four members, including death, jail time, abandonment, drugs and poverty. Through every individual experience they’ve managed to turn that misery into something inspiring, and with that inspiration managed to pull themselves up from the dirt and given life to what they now call MISTER MISERY.
The album title itself is inspired by their undead, vampiric look and it’s their way to depict visually what it felt like for them to be metaphorically dead on the inside.

In collaboration with Arising Empire and Contra Promotions, MISTER MISERY will kick-start their career and promote their debut album »Unalive« worldwide on October 4th 2019.
The future looks bright for these young metalheads and with a European tour starting October 10th to November 3rd they will end their most successful year so far.
“This would not have been possible if not Markus Staiger and the amazing team at Arising Empire and Contra Promotions believed in the band as much as they have. We are all very humbled and excited to start this journey together with the Arising family and all these talented people around us”- says Harley, Alex, Eddie & Rizzy

With »Unalive«, MISTER MISERY shows their musical talent and showmanship right from the start of the journey, not holding back on anything. With their catchy choruses, insane writing and guitar composition, with elements from every musical genre known to man, they are starved for stardom and to show the world how metal and rock is still alive and kicking in the 21st century.

Harley Vendetta | Vocals/Guitars
Alex Nine | Guitars
Eddie Crow | Bass
Rizzy| Drums

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THE OKLAHOMA KID release live music video for ’High Stakes’ off their debut album »SOLARRAY«!

Stylish German metal quintet THE OKLAHOMA KID refined one of their vicious banger with moving pictures, captured on the big EU tour with their label mates IMMINENCE earlier this year!

Watch the live music video for ‘High Stakes’ now: https://youtu.be/dW5bwnw_XXY

THE OKLAHOMA KID: “It has been a hard time to all of us in the last months. Dealing with the corona-crisis is one of the biggest burdens many of us ever had to deal with. These kind of circumstances showed us that our lives are full of privileges and how hard it is to live without them. Enjoying any kind of art, also music, is one of them. We are happy to make music and create a space for kids and grown-ups to enjoy and to feel comfortable in. Unfortunately covid sets musicians and artists for personal and live experience out of reach and we hope you guys still enjoy art in a digital way. Just before the corona instances IMMINENCE took us on tour with them. it was our first tour ever and we are really happy that the guys chose us to tour with them. We miss the times staying on stages, Getting to know new kids and keep in contact with friends from other countries we have made over the past years. We are really looking forward to hit the stage again and perform some new pieces just for you. For the meantime we have a new video recapping our live on the road with IMMINENCE and ACRES. Nonetheless we hope you enjoy the video. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy”

THE OKLAHOMA KID released their successful and highly acclaimed debut album »SOLARRAY« in september last year!
Buy and/or stream the new debut album »SOLARRAY« here: https://TheOklahomaKid.lnk.to/Solarray

Don’t miss their first ever homeland headline tour 2020 – »The Good Fellas Tour 2020«!

THE OKLAHOMA KID – »The Good Fellas Tour 2020«
Presented by: MoreCore, FUZE, Count Your Bruises
06.11 Cologne, MTC
07.11 Frankfurt, ELFER Music Club
08.11 Berlin, Musik & Frieden
13.11 Leipzig, Bandhaus
14.11 Rostock, Peter-Weiss-Haus
15.11 Hamburg, headCRASH
Tickets: https://www.eventim.de/artist/the-oklahoma-kid/

Press quotes:

“A very well-done, impressively variety-packed first album!” Rock Hard

“THE OKLAHOMA KID redefine non-conformity with “Solarray” and set a cross-genre statement with their multifaceted sound.”Fuze

“The album impresses with the catchiness of Metalcore, the brutality of Deathcore and the precision of technical Death Metal. In addition there is the lightheartedness of melodic punk rock.
It’s the charming madness that sets THE OKLAHOMA KID apart from most core bands. THE OKLAHOMA KID deliver with “Solarray” one of the most unusual albums of the last time.”

“The Oklahoma Kid transformed from Metalcore interns to potential torchbearers of the genre. 
There seems to be a bustling new MetalCore scene brimming with talent rising up across Germany. Well, it’s been there for some time, however, now it’s starting to see the recognition it deserves and The Oklahoma Kid have put themselves at the front of the pack with their new record SOLARRAY.”
  – Raw Music TV

“This is not only a successful debut; it also shows something original.”Lords Of Metal

“The Oklahoma Kid’s brand is so damn energetic it’s nigh impossible to not enjoy. From the moment ‘Oasis’ slams down hard, its clear the band are going to be going all out and even the cleanly sung chorus can’t halt this momentum.”Games, Brains & A Headbanging Life UK

“THE OKLAHOMA KID deliver, “SOLARRAY” will fulfill the expectations and make fans happy. It’s also hard not to find the approach of the band at least sympathetic: The basis is classic Metalcore, no question about it, but the five Rostockers have just started where other genre bands reach their horizons.”metal.de

More on »SOLARRAY«:
Watch ‘Solar Ray’ here: https://youtu.be/CU7J8EptZtw
Watch ‘Feed Me Fear’ here: https://youtu.be/wqEiWDTvqW8
Watch ‘Shaking Off The Disease’ here: https://youtu.be/nl_1sXVXFTI
Watch ‘Oasis’ here: https://youtu.be/pFM3fgbIPS0

»SOLARRAY« tracklist:
01. Oasis
02. High Stakes
03. Shaking Off The Disease
04. Feed Me Fear
05. Doppelgaenger
06. Balaclava
07. Solar Ray
08. Heartdown
09. Monster
10. Dreambender II
11. Trailsign

THE OKLAHOMA KID stands for breathtaking modern metal that bridges the gap between technical intricacy and energizing rhythms. Since their formation in 2012 the band – consisting of David J. Burtscher, Fred Stölzel, Robert Elfenbein, Tomm Brümmer and Andreas Reinhard – has consistently pushed the envelope and have established their foundation in the German metal scene.

Their 2014 debut EP »Fortuneteller« impressed the scene with their very own blending of genres:
„Fortuneteller encapsulates the very essence of the post-hardcore and metalcore genres, but effectively intertwines tech metal and crushing djent riffs into a very solid effort.”Kenny McGalem, Bandcamp

Already one year later the band added a second EP »Doppelganger« to their catalogue for which they hired acknowledged producer Aljoscha Sieg (ESKIMO CALLBOY, BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER, NASTY) and solidified their sonic vision. The band’s signature bouncing grooves and futuristic synthesizers were completed by catchy hooks and sing-alongs.
The band teamed up with visionary director Pavel Trebukhin (ALAZKA, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, ANNISOKAY) to create a unique music video for their hit-single ‘Scharlatan’, for which they would receive the national PopFish Music Video Award.

THE OKLAHOMA KID toured the country with renowned acts such as STICK TO YOUR GUNS, CARNIFEX, EVERGREEN TERRACE and HATEBREED and electrified crowds with their passionate, relentless performance.
They are no longer an insider tip and a force to be reckoned with. No matter if live at a festival or on the record player in the living room; THE OKLAHOMA KID will change your perception of what metal is capable of.

Tomm Brümmer | Vocals
Fred Stölzel | Guitar
Andreas Reinhard | Guitar
Robert Elfenbein | Bass
David J. Burtscher | Drums

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