First rate metal band ‘Friday Dies’ rise from the ashes with a new release of their hardcore single ‘Bullshit Artist’.
We are pleased to announce that the single ‘Bullshit Artist’ from ‘Friday Dies’ is now on the daily A-List playlist + will be played as a special METAL POWERPLAY at 11 PM Pacific USA time every night for a month or more.
On the underground scene in the mid 80’s through the late 90’s releasing several demos and a full length cd “Return of the Witch”. The band broke up and the members went in different directions remaining on the scene for decades in other projects. Mark Friday’s son found a box of old cd’s and so hear I am promoting this old ass music to pave the way for some new shit.
The new stuff is being recorded in a professional studio (TRAX 52) and will be professionally mixed & mastered. It should have a more polished sound, but it will not lose the hard-core edge or the complex song structure. Like the Phoenix, Friday Dies will rise from the ashes anew with strength and inspiration.
Armored Dawn surprises with new single “Brand New Way”. Single sets the stage for the release of the band’s fourth studio album.
Last Friday, August 4th, the Brazilian band Armored Dawn released their newest single “Brand New Way”, which is part of the band’s forthcoming fourth album, which will be released in the second half of 2023. Different from the heavy theme of the last singles “S.O.S.” and “Tides”, “Brand New Way” brings a more optimistic view of life, of how we shouldn’t let ourselves be overwhelmed by defeats or by those who want to bring us down, as there is always a new beginning and a new path to follow.
‘Brand New Way‘ from ‘Armored Dawn’ is now on the A-List PLaylist + will also be played daily as a special ROCK POWERPLAY at 2 PM Pacific USA time every afternoon for a month or more.
Like the previous singles, “Brand New Way” was mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Muse, Green Day, Nickelback) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Metallica), and again shows a great evolution in the band’s sound. The music brings the characteristic identity that marks Armored Dawn’s sound, expands horizons and surprises those who still don’t know the band’s music.
As is Armored Dawn’s tradition, the new single also features a super-produced music video, directed by Rafael Agostino, also the band’s keyboardist. The current lineup features Eduardo Parras (vocals), Tiago de Moura and Timo Kaarkoski (guitars), Heros Trench (bass), Rafael Agostino (keyboards) and Chris Oliveira (drums).
Armored Dawn emerged in 2014 and became relevant in the Brazilian metal scene. After all, they played tours and shows alongside great bands like Saxon, Megadeth, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Europe, Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Fates Warning, Sabaton and Tarja.
The first two albums Power of Warrior (2016) and Barbarians in Black (2018), were produced by great names like Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn), Bruno Agra (We Are Harlot) and Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless, Papa Roach).
The third album, Viking Zombie, was produced, mixed and mastered by Rodrigo Oliveira and Heros Trench, the latter a veteran producer with over 200 bands under his belt and a Latin Grammy.
Featuring a sophisticated and versatile metal, the band collects great works in videos, such as “Sail Away”, which had a cinematic production, as well as “Beware of the Dragon”, shown in all movie theaters in Brazil during the trailers for the movie Aquaman, in 2018. “Ragnarok” and “Animal Uncaged” (recorded at the Rockfest festival, at Allianz Parque, São Paulo, when they played for around 37,000 people) add up to millions of views on YouTube.
During the pandemic, they released the single “Stronger Together”, which was very well accepted by the public.
Then, already preparing the ground for the forthcoming fourth album, “Brand New Way”, they released the singles “S.O.S.” which featured an amazing music video, and the heavy and melancholy “Tides”.
Recorded at Dharma Studios, mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Muse, Green Day, Nickelback) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Metallica), the album will be released later this year.
“Beyond All Measure” by [man among men] is a tour de force of rock music at its finest. The song’s powerful and melodic vocals deliver an emotional punch that leaves a lasting impression. With hard-hitting guitars and crashing drums that sync perfectly, this track’s wall of sound and cutting-edge production will blow you away.
“Beyond All Measure” from [man among men] is now on the daily A-List Playlist and will also be played daily as a special ROCK METAL POWERPLAY at 7 PM Pacific USA time every night for a month or more.
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, [man among men] is a band that defies categorization and pushes the boundaries of musical genres. Led by the talented Kerry Valentine Smith, who serves as the singer, songwriter, and guitarist, the band’s music is an amalgamation of rock, alternative, metal, grunge, progressive, pop, funk, psychedelic, and arena rock traits, creating a sound that is nothing short of awe-inspiring and never-before-heard.
Kerry Valentine Smith, a visionary artist, teamed up with like-minded musicians to embark on this experimental venture. With Chris Knocke on the six-string fretless bass, Mr. Chris Peeler on traditional acoustic drums, and Michael ”Biggs” Wolff, the band’s journey began to explore uncharted musical territory. As the band gained momentum, they welcomed Benjamin Gilley on fretless 4-string bass, adding another layer of complexity to their compositions.
As the band continues to evolve and explore new sonic landscapes, they have recently unveiled their newest single, ‘Beyond All Measure.’ This track is a testament to [man among men]’s musical ingenuity and unwavering commitment to experimentation.
‘Beyond All Measure’ takes listeners on a transcendent rock metal journey, combining intricate instrumentals with powerful and emotive vocals. The song showcases the band’s ability to seamlessly blend diverse musical influences, creating a sonic tapestry that captivates the imagination and tugs at the heartstrings as it rocks.
With ‘Beyond All Measure,’ [man among men] continues to showcase their powerful musicality and unique sound. The track has already been met with enthusiasm and praise from both long-time fans and new listeners, further solidifying the band’s reputation as a musical force to be reckoned with.
As anticipation builds for their upcoming Side B/LP Album ”01,” ‘Beyond All Measure’ offers a tantalizing glimpse into the sonic wonders that await listeners. The single serves as a reminder of the band’s fearlessness in pushing boundaries and their unwavering dedication to creating music that is both innovative and emotionally resonant.
“Million Miles” by MINOH is a cool and catchy power synth rock punk anthem that packs a punch. Its stadium-sized vibe and fast-paced tempo create an electrifying atmosphere, while the addictive vocals and memorable guitar riffs ensure that you’ll be humming along long after the song ends.
“Million Miles” by MINOH is now on the daily A-List Playlist and will also be played every day as a special POWERPLAY at 2 PM Pacific USA time for a month or more.
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After releasing a rough demo version of Million Miles in their Disco Punk EP in January, Germany’s pioneering Korean-German synth-punk duo, MINOH, is set to launch the official recording of their rave single on the 30th of June.
With synths that oscillate in the same frenetically exhilarant vein as She Past Away, rapturously infectious vox that arrest while taking no prisoners and surpassing what you’ve grown accustomed to from Birthday Massacre and Siouxsie and the Banshees, Million Miles allows you to ride the crux of new wave while mainlining the punk adrenaline of New Model Army.
Speaking about their music they said “We seek to captivate with our unmistakable soundscapes by combining distorted baritone guitar, fuzzy bass, and pulsating disco rhythms fuelled by energetic synths to create an atmospheric sonic world which oscillates between rebellious punk and danceable new wave”.
MINOH is a Korean-German synth-punk duo based in Aachen, Germany comprising Jamin on vocals and guitars and Guido on vocals and bass. Though the project may be young, both artists have been cutting their teeth in punk, new wave, hardcore and metal bands for the past 20 years. What started as a solo project in Jamin’s home studio during the pandemic became a duo when her boyfriend, Guido, joined her on bass and rearranged her songs into disco-punk versions after a local punk band was searching for a support band.
Since then, MINOH has become well-known in the touring circuits in Aachen and Belgium as they record and prepare for the launch of their debut album. The first release was a demo EP released on Bandcamp, which received rave reviews from Ox- Magazine. Following the release of the final mix of Million Miles, MINOH plans to release a string of singles throughout the year ahead of their debut LP.
The head of music for hollywoodfm.digital said that he loved the new single ‘Where do you think I come from?‘ from ‘Jardaker’ and has placed it on the daily A-List playlist.
Get ready to groove to the infectious vibes of Jardaker’s “Where Do You Think I Come From?” This catchy song infuses indie rock and rap in a way that’s both refreshing and irresistible. With Jardaker’s distinctive vocals leading the way, this track is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Listen out for it every day on the Daily Playlist + as a special ROCK RAP POWERPLAY at 11 AM Pacific USA time every morning for a month or more.
Introducing Jardaker’s captivating debut single, “Where do you think I come from?” This electrifying fusion of rock and rap invites the audience to ponder the artist’s identity as Jardaker skillfully repeats this rhetorical question, creating an irresistibly catchy hook.
As an artist, Jardaker delves into the depths of self-reflection, contemplating his journey and expression through rap. Setting himself apart from conventional rappers, he explores alternative subject matters and boasts a unique style that sets him apart.
Originally hailing from West Yorkshire and now residing in West London, Jardaker presents a distinctive image. With his flatcap and deep Yorkshire accent, he breaks the mold of the typical rapper within the scene. Through his clever use of punchlines and wordplay, Jardaker tackles topics such as comedy, sustainability, and philanthropy, challenging the conventional expectations of what artists should address in their music.
To stay updated on Jardaker’s releases and upcoming shows, be sure to follow him on social media and keep track of his linktree. Stay connected and witness the journey of this remarkable artist.
The head of music for hollywoodfm.digital said that he loved the new single ‘Why Should I Know?‘ from ‘Kryour’ with grandiose production, exceptional guitar playing, strong vocals and pure metal power, mixed with a more sensitive and dreamier almost prog rock sound. A great fusion of metal and other genres, that touches you and blasts you at the same time, brilliant. This awesome new single is now on the hollywoodfm.digital playlist and will be played all day and night on the daily playlist + as a special METAL POWERPLAY at approx 11 AM Pacific USA time for a month or more.
Song is the first preview of an upcoming EP that the band is preparing.
The band Kryour, which has established itself as one of the prominent names in metal in Brazil, released on March 3rd, on all digital platforms, the unprecedented single “Why Should I Know?”. In addition to streaming, the composition received a remarkable music video, available on the group’s official YouTube channel.
With a heavy and melodic sound, Kryour presents fans with a sound rich in influences, which looks to the future, with a focus on working with more modern sounds. The band uses electronic elements and more accessible melodies in the instrumental and vocal lines, however, without leaving aside the heavy sound that marked their trajectory until then.
The single “Why Should I Know?” is a release by Outono Music, a label specialized in rock and metal, distributed by the major Universal Music, the world leader in the music segment.
The band, which is based on melodic death metal and metalcore, plans to release an EP in the near future, in which it explores musical references and styles, arrangements and effects in more depth, resulting in more memorable songs.
Formed in 2014, Kryour released their debut album, Where Treasures Are Nothing, in 2019, a conceptual work that revolves around the facts from birth to death and addresses human values and resilience. The work, composed of eleven original tracks, was produced by Diego Castro, and the cover was in charge of Carlos Fides (Evergrey, Narnia, Semblant, Shaman).
With the great repercussion between the audience and the specialized media, Kryour got the opportunity to open the concert of the consecrated legend of prog metal, Symphony X, in Limeira, in the interior of São Paulo. In 2020, they were one of the winning bands of the New Rock Bands cultural contest, which had more than 700 entries. The current formation of Kryour has Gustavo Iandoli (vocals and guitar), Guba Oliveira (guitar), Gustavo Muniz (bass) and Matt Carrilho (drums).
The single “Why Should I Know?” is the first step in this new stage of Kryour’s career. The band continues to work on new compositions and plans to return to the stage, after a period of hiatus due to the pandemic, to promote their new releases.
The music manager for hollywoodfm.digital said that he loved the new single ‘Wayfaring Stranger‘ from ‘Armored Dawn’. It’s very refreshing to hear such a touching song produced in powerful metal mode and it works well, keeping the feel of the original, but lacing it with giant guitars, Metallica-esque vocals, thundering drums and earth-shattering solos. This amazing new cover version of ‘Johnny Cash’ is now on the daily hollywoodfm.digital playlist and will be played throughout the day and night in general rotation + as a special powerplay at approx 7 PM Pacific USA time every day for a month or more.
After a successful comeback with the official music video for “S.O.S.”, and the brutal single “Tides”, Brazil based, Metal band ARMORED DAWN has released their newest single “Wayfaring Stranger”, a heavy version of Johnny Cash’s song.
“Wayfaring Stranger” was recorded at renowned Dharma Studios and mixed and mastered by renowned producer Heros Trench, a Latin Grammy winner, with more than 200 bands under his belt. The band decided to record a new version of the song after some members had watched the movie “1917”, whose soundtrack features “Wayfaring Stranger” in a scene that brings a lot of reflection to the audience. The song is popular from the American Christian songbook, and it talks about a lonely walker who goes through the odds of this world, and hopes to get to heaven, the place where his loved ones already are.
The current lineup of Armored Dawn, which includes Eduardo Parras (vocals), Tiago de Moura and Timo Kaarkoski (guitars), Heros Trench (bass), Rafael Agostino (keyboards) and Chris Oliveira (drums), continues to work on future releases.
The band’s upcoming album, Brand New Way, was produced and recorded at the renowned Dharma Studios, in São Paulo, by Rodrigo Oliveira and Heros Trench, mixed by Chris Lord Alge and mastered by Ted Jensen, two top names in North American music production. Acclaimed since the 1980s, having won 5 Grammys, Chris Lord Alge has worked with some of the world’s greatest music legends such as James Brown, Prince, Joe Cocker, and Tina Turner, as well as legendary soundtracks such as Rocky IV and Batman.
Sound engineer Ted Jensen, renowned for his work at the renowned Sterling Sound studio, has mastered albums by the Eagles, Jean Michel Jarre, Santana, and Norah Jones, for which he received a Grammy in 2002. In the heaviest fields of music, he worked on the most recent albums by The Pretty Reckless, Death by Rock & Roll, and Death Magnetic, by Metallica, as well as albums by bands such as Korn, Disturbed, Alice in Chains, and Papa Roach.
Create a concept, find the right partners, work to make it all cohesive and invest in the potential to pursue your goals. From this perspective, Armored Dawn appeared in 2014 and became relevant in the Brazilian metal scene. After all, they toured alongside great bands such as Saxon, Megadeth, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Europe, Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Fates Warning, Sabaton, Tarja, in addition to participating in the Motörboat, the cruise of the legendary Motörhead.
The first two albums, Power of Warrior (2016) and Barbarians in Black (2018), were produced by important professionals such as Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jörn), Bruno Agra (We Are Harlot) and Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless, Papa Roach). The third, Viking Zombie, was produced, mixed, and mastered by Rodrigo Oliveira and Heros Trench.
Presenting a sophisticated and versatile metal, the group collects great works in music videos, such as the super production “Sail Away” and “Beware of the Dragon”, shown in all movie theaters in Brazil during the trailers for the movie Aquaman. Besides them, “Ragnarok” and “Animal Uncaged” (recorded at the Rockfest Festival, at Allianz Parque, São Paulo, when they played to around 37,000 people) have millions of views on YouTube.
During the pandemic, they released the single “Stronger Together”, very well accepted by the fans, as well as the two most recent, “S.O.S.” and “Tides” which came out in 2022. The fourth album in Armored Dawn’s career is currently being produced by the band.
The head of music for hollywoodfm.digital said that he loved the new single ‘Hold Me Close’ from ‘Hello Fiasco’ with its pure Indie rock energy, mixed with a true pop sensibility, big vocals and a wall of sound guitar production, that takes you to the mosh pit and back in a stylish manner, this rocks and pops. This song has now been placed on the hollywoodfm.digital playlist and will be played at least once an hour on extra high rotation + as a special superplay at approx 7:30 PM Pacific USA time every night for a month or more.
The new single from ‘Hello Fiasco‘ is entitled “Hold Me Close.” This is the first single from their debut album “Find The Shoreline.” The song polled 73 out of 85 possible in US/UK/CAN/IRE/AUS/NZ. Currently at 690K streams on Spotify and the YouTube video is now at 185K views.
Prior to 2021, former members of Canadian rock band The Mailman’s Children joined forces with other artists to record 23 original songs. At the top of 2021, the newly formed Pop Rock band surfaced as Hello Fiasco.
Hello Fiasco is considered Canadian-American because their frontman Eric LaBossiere (born Canadian) lives in Helena, Montana (USA). The rest of the band lives in Winnipeg, including Joel Couture (bass), Joel Perreault (lead guitars/backing vocals), Ivan Burke (drums), and Guy Abraham (keys/Ableton/backing vocals).
Since its official release this summer, the band’s debut album “Find The Shoreline” has already earned 2,500,000 streams and been placed on over 6,000 Spotify playlists. The album itself was co-produced by both LaBossiere and award-winning producer John Paul Peters (Propagandhi, Comeback Kid, Faouzia, Cancer Bats, Begonia). Notably, the album was mastered by American Grammy-winning engineer Randy Merrill of Sterling Sound (Imagine Dragons, Cage The Elephant, Muse, Bieber, Adele, Lady Gaga).
Because the band prides itself on coming from the side of Pop Rock where the quality of lyrics, music and originality still stand for something, HF has been compared to Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and David Bowie. HF’s first performances include a sold-out headlining show at Canada’s renowned Festival du Voyageur, as well as an opening slot for The Watchmen, I Mother Earth and Bif Naked at Winnipeg’s Burt Block Party. The band is currently in the process of scheduling its first North American and world tour dates for 2023.
Rock and Roll and turbulent relationships have gone hand in hand since the beginning of time. The origins of Blind Season are no different. Beginning with a rag tag group only forming through the means of owning instruments, and an evening involving the smashing of a mutual friend’s car, Blind Season had undergone 5 different incarnations until Shane Sigro the founding guitarist was faced with the ultimate decision between succumbing to normalcy or proving the previous members wrong. Choosing the latter, Sigro doubled down by taking vocal lessons and penning the new music that would breathe life into the new era of Blind Season. Blind Season’s upcoming album is an ode to loneliness and toxicity that feel as if they were ripped from Billy Corgan’s Diary and featured in a film by Tim Burton. With the current questionable climate of the world there’s no question that this album will find its proper home and become a sign of the times.
Their latest single ‘Save You’ by Blind Season, musically is the simplest song on the album, but as a completed song it sat around for years. It’s about a long distance relationship that didn’t work out. It comes across powerfully though and the group are proud of it. Check out the track here:
It’s been another amazing release year for Dar.Ra and Kusha Deep Music with over 50 titles put out already, starting with ‘Ballads For The Down-Trodden’
The album in essence is a collection of some of the more laid back moments from various albums and EPs over the years, plus two best of remix albums ‘Majestic Retrospectives Vol 1 and 2’ and the ‘Kings n Serfs EP’, which has two of the best videos made for the tracks ‘Sweet As’ and ‘Londinium’.
As the album suggests with its title, it’s a mixture of joy and sadness as only Ballads can deliver. Subjects roll from losing someone too early on both ‘Rewind’ and ‘Evermore’ to the thought of waking up with the perfect girlfriend who happens to be transgender, on a track called a ‘Girl Like You’.
Nothing is as it seems on any first listen with Dar.Ra and his song writing, as digging deep into subtexts reveal another whole level of storyline and subliminal messages, not that anything sinister and mind controlling is at work, but merely to suggest that not everything should be handed away so easily on first experience, which all Art should do.
The past year also witnessed even more classic music released with the ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ pandemic tribute to Frontline workers around the world who have held it all together for the rest of us to stay at home and wait for the storm to pass. Salute to the Heroes still. ‘Lights Dark Night’ remix and the ‘Beat Bhangra Stance’ remix broke new ground for that Rock/ EDM cross over, while mixing Bhangra with a epic rock track the Beat sounds like a juggernaut coming at you full speed.
‘Whisky n Honey’ and ‘Rise Like The Sun’ EPs added to the sonic storming of the airwaves, with countless Indie radio stations around the world doing what they do best and supporting new music.
Dar.Ra was on call doing interview after interview to get the message out there without the help of the big corporate players in the game.
‘Everything starts with the flick of the green, money changes everything’ A lyric from the track ‘Start Again’, features a re-master from a young Producer based in Italy called Astro who has breathed new life into the track that appeared on the 2008 Soul Hours album.
Astro has been a key ingredient to the releases this year as he has put a magic touch to all of them. The Majestic Retro albums where a labour of love as most of those tracks where already mastered and to make them sound fresh with not much room to maneuverer was not an easy task.
Those two albums feature of 40 tracks between them going back into the vaults and finding gems from the 90s to the present and tracks Dar.Ra’s output for over 20 years.
The Kings N Serfs EP was also a labour of love after finding three songs that had been penned for a film about London which never got released, but sat on the hard drives for four years, before a decision to put them out was made. Londonium was a huge tour de force of Musical story telling finding a London family who go back through the ages; they where there when the city was born are some of the opening lines, as the tale unfolds.
Family members who served King and Queens down for the past 200 years are mentioned in a 6 and half minute theatre piece which ends up in the present day warning us not to turn our back on what made the place we know today.
It’s not a story that commends what happened in the past, merely the people who played a part in the making of this city. As the title of the EP suggests Kings n Serfs is the everyday people who get used and thrown away when they are no longer useful that the story chooses to honour. There is a great film to go with Londinium as is the case with Sweet As another track which tells the story of the boy who grows up on the wrong side of the tracks from the same family, but has a little bit of luck and finds a piece of gold in The River Thames which brings him riches he could only dream of. The animated film that goes with it is as uplifting as the storyline that it only takes a little bit of belief and luck to turn your life around.
There is a new album in the pipeline and another EP to follow later this year. We are all just looking for that little bit of luck to change our fortunes; the trick is to never stop believing that it will happen. All these releases by Dar.Ra can be found on Spottily and the usual suspects
Rasha Jay is a NJ based singer and songwriter who writes songs rooted in the energy of alternative, rock and soul. She has released her new single ‘Backbone’, which is the first release since 2020. “I wrote it about my gratitude that evolved while I was grieving the loss of family members.” says the artist
Italy’s rock-duo Eradius has just released a brand new EP titled ‘Vol.1’ The 6 song effort features the highlight singles “Another Time”, “Until The End”, and “Handgun” as well 3 still new discoverable tracks in “Give It To Me (feat Stanthony)”, “Naive”, and “See Your Face”
Each track brings its own unique blend of rock, dance, style, and aggression in its respective elements. Having been influenced by others who utilize the low-end of things as the main driving factor, with this group, it really does seem to mesh well!
Eradius consists of members Richard- Bass/Vocals and Eduardo on Drums/Percussion. Often citing acts like Royal Blood, Tool, Rage Against The Machine as influences in what helps create the sound that is Eradius. After working with CB Entertainment management firm in the United States, the band signed a recording partnership with Legend Recordings in 2020.
‘Vol. 1’ was Mastered by the famed Joey Sturgis here in the United States. You can stream the entire new effort here!
“Thunder and Lightning” is the 7 track debut album of American artist Cody Wesley.
The album features a nostalgic yet modern sound routed in Classic Rock, Country, and Pop. The eclectic album is instantly classic, featuring “Carolina,” “Want You Anymore” and the title track “Thunder and Lightning.”
Cody Wesley is an American, Nashville based Singer/Songwriter originally born in a small town in New Jersey. “Thunder and Lightning” is his debut album which hits the music market today.
As frontman and chief songwriter/lyricist for 80s/90s seminal Pittsburgh rock band, Little Wretches, Robert Wagner rode a wave of local notoriety that led the band to the forefront of the underground music scene. The Little Wretches were founded as a folk/punk band by Robert (guitar) and his brother, Chuckie (violin). The “classic” Mach 2 era of Little Wretches included Ed Heidel (bass), Chris Bruckhoff (percussion, wind instruments, backing vocals) and Bob Goetz (guitar), rounded out by Dave Mitchell (drums), Mike Michalski (bass) and Ellen Hildebrand (electric guitar.) This rock edition of the band performed regularly and helped the band build its massive following in Pittsburgh. Michalski, Mitchell and Chuckie Wagner left the band, effectively ending Mach 2.
Mach 3 began with the addition of David Losi (keyboards) and Mike Madden (drums.) When Madden couldn’t tour, drum programmer Gregg Bielski took over. When Ellen switched to bass guitar, this version of The Little Wretches entered the studio. They recorded two albums, with Angelo George playing drums and Jon Paul Leone playing guitar on a third. National press, attorneys, managers, and publicists came calling, as did life’s obligations, and the Little Wretches disbanded in the late 90s.
Robert Wagner continues to perform at coffeehouses and small clubs. A Master’s Degree holder, Wagner also counsels abused, neglected, traumetized and court-adjudicated youth. He is the co-founder of The Calliope Acoustic Open Stage, an event that has lasted 15+ years. He has also recorded and released two new albums in 2020: Undesirables and Anarchists and Burning Lantern Dropped In Straw. The former having spawned an itunes chart-topping single and having received airplay on more than 115 North American AM/FM radio stations.
“My songs are mirrors, and I often begin or end my performances by playing a version of The Velvet Underground’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror” extended to more than ten-minutes in length to include some of the images that most shaped my view of the world as a young man—working men and women enslaved in pursuit of the dollar, the now-vacant void from whence the spirit fled filled with the distraction of mindless entertainment, alcohol and assorted drugs, people so numb that self-destructive violence has lost its impact and the only way they can hope to feel anything is to hurt the people they love.” adds Wagner Follow The Little Wretches here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelittlewretches Online: https://littlewretches.com
Talented indie/alternative artist, Trish Discord, announces the release of “Strife,” a new song where she chronicles her experience as an American international student in London trying to get a work visa.
Trish Discord is from Queens, NY who aims to use music to promote awareness about mental health. She has always been a music enthusiast and started taking professional guitar lessons in college. Her songs are often influenced by the Brooklyn grunge scene, with her passion for making impactful music palpable in her lyrics.
Trish Discord is a fast-emerging alternative artist who is poised with using her musical talent as a tool to tell real-life stories and impact the lives of her listeners. In a related development, the Queens native is set to drop a new single titled “Strife”. The song, which will be officially released on Friday, May 21st, is one of the tracks off her forthcoming album “The Aftermath of 2016.”
The music industry has witnessed a series of evolution over the years, with talented acts across the globe using their gift to bless the ears of music lovers worldwide. One act, Trish Discord, looks set to challenge the status quo in the industry by creating entertaining yet thought-provoking songs. Her latest project, “Strife,” substantiates this claim, as she continues in the pursuit of incorporating mental health issues into her music.
Influenced by Paramore and Mitski, the talented guitarist and singer takes her listeners on an amazing journey in “Strife.” She sings about her time in London and her experiences trying to get a visa during the Brexit era and returning home in the heat of the US elections. Trish aims to inspire hope in her listeners irrespective of the situation of things, especially in the face of unfavorable sudden events, like the happenings in 2016.
For more information about “Strife” and other works from Trish Discord, please visit – www.trishdiscord.com Trish can also be found across several digital and social media platforms, including Linktree, Facebook, and Instagram.
Raw, passionate, and real. These are just a few terms that could best describe Subconscious Culture. Born from the mind of Erin Miller, Subconscious Culture aims to target and address the issues behind what affects our society for the better and for the worse. The lyrics: unrelenting. The music: skillfully crafted. With songs co-produced by Paul Paresa, this band is dedicated to delivering an organic experience, unadulterated by anything artificial or over-edited. Hot on the heels of the recent singles, “Still Moments”, “Paper Thin”, and “Almost Love” comes a new EP, “What Separates Us” which is available on May 24, 2021. The new EP features lush soundscapes and tight grooves aided by horns, strings, and the usual suspects. “What Separates Us” is provided in collaboration with Matt Brewster, Salvatore Manalo, Laryssa Birdseye, Sarah Wild, RxN, DTW, and more! “What Separates Us” is ultimately a round-trip journey within; a story told in 7 parts. It will sweep you into a place of bohemian bliss, tethered by alternative soundscapes that are rooted in hip-hop. As the EP progresses, it’ll transport you to smoother pastures laden with jazz and soul influence. The return trip once again embraces bohemian ideals that are ripe with harmony and rich brass. The journey finally culminates with a thought-provoking intensity that can be best described as authentically raw.
Dreamy synth, high-power guitars, and a pulse-pounding rhythm section set the stage for this epic, sensual retrospective on a souring relationship, the increasingly visible cracks in its foundation, and the search for a truth that seems already discovered.
The Proper Authorities is the solo project of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Keith Adams. Known primarily for his work with the bands Sound Mind and Giant Wow, where he shared bills with acts like Filter, Stabbing Westward, Meat Beat Manifesto, Alien Ant Farm, Moth, Jupiter One, Lab Partners, Dink, and many more. Adams created the Proper Authorities to branch out and work on his lifelong compositional and performance skills.
As in past groups, Adams continues to experiment strongly in the modern pop rock genre with sounds and grooves that aren’t usually found there. His appreciation for over-the-top arrangements is tempered nicely by his love for good hooks. His lyrics touch on a variety of subjects: matters of self; emotional snapshots in time; tragic and comic figures; and the things that we all want… or at least think that we want.
Vinny Masino’s new EP ‘Trainwreck’ is centred around the idea of his thought process as 2020 rolled by day by day. 2020 was a train wreck for Vinny and he shows how he felt and dealt with each passing day of last year through this new EP.
Vincent Jacob Masino “Vinny” is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. With 2 million total streams, Masino has released one full length debut album “Stories”, with feature singles “Loving You” and “Trouble”. His style of music has been described as “slow indie” and “slacker alternative rock”, or by Masino himself as ”jizz jazz”.
“It’s Alright my love” sings lead vocalist Katlego with a melodic and soulful ‘McAlmont & Butler’ twist that compliments the rich and well produced moving melodic rock sound. ‘It’s Alright’ from ‘Lucky Packet’ has a warm, soulful and earthy sound with a groovy rock edge.
The beautiful single ‘It’s Alright’ is taken off the debut album from ‘Lucky Packet’ entitled ‘Ancient History’. The melodic Soul meets Rock band Lucky Packet consists of Katlego, Yuri and Brendan.
‘Ancient History’ is a full length album from ‘Lucky Packet’ that was produced and mixed by band member ‘Brendan Peacock’.
‘Brendan Peacock’ has also played with 80’s Music acts like Leee John of Imagination and a host of well known South African acts.
Finding a meaningful heavy-metal song comes harder and harder as time goes on. Making a strong debut further into their genre comes Italy’s Metalcore act Dead Like Juliet.
Their latest effort “Save Me” has just released worldwide! The music video captures a powerful story and message that the audience can relate to and discover upon viewing.
Dead Like Juliet have issued a statement on the song:
“This is a song for those who suffer. A song for those who fight. No matter what, you are not alone.”
Dead Like Julietwhose sound is defined by melodic hooks and singalongs alongside heavy growls and groovy riffs. Unlike other Hardcore bands, the group shapes their raw sound with atmospheric keys and synths.
Their songs talk about political topics, personal issues, and more philosophical problems. The band has played 200 club shows, underground shows, and big festivals in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, France, England, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
If there is one way to transport the body, mind, and soul to a better place, time, and realm, it is the creation and listening of visionary melody. This is one major belief of alternative (pop/rock/rap) artist, UnderRoot (Sulav M. Aryal). The Kathmandu, Nepal born up and coming artist has got the strings and keys to pull to take music lovers and passionate musicians on that quest to a better place, time, and realm.
Some start and finish while some start and never finish. UnderRoot, who is on a quest to finish strong, has never given up even in the face of challenges to give listeners a perfect tune. From tender age,
making music and sharing it with persons around the world has given him unending joy and satisfaction.
Staying stagnant is one thing UnderRoot never does as he has gained experience over the past years to
try new adventures in music. With all the experience amassed, struggles overcome, and risks taken, the artist released four (4) singles across various streaming platforms including Spotify and SoundCloud to
tell his story.
His new track “Thinking of You” is set to bring listeners of various genres to one path of creativity. From dark to bright background vocals, the song brings out a melancholic nostalgic mood, with an orchestral
production and a mid-tempo ballad structure.
Ghosts Of The Sun has recently released a unique music video for their song “Atmos” which appears from the album ‘Existia’ that released in 2019.
The video was produced by Deep Sleep Operator and takes you on a ride visually with the anthemic track. You can watch the video here
Ghosts of the Sun is a four-piece post-metal outfit that draws from a wide range of genres including ambient, progressive, industrial, and post-rock. Songs are crafted emphasizing atmosphere, contrast, dynamics, patience, and exploration.
Featuring members Eric Giardina – Guitar/Synths, Rick St. Germaine – Guitar, Justin Terry – Drums, Alex Vang – Bass.
With “Monsters” the Hamburg singer The Sultan releases his latest work in style of the spooky season. The single is not only a must-have for every Halloween playlist, but also convinces between the lines. As an oriental sultan in a turban, he sings and dances like a Western pop star and thus unites two cultures that are particularly close to his heart. We have now spoken to the Sultan of Pop in an interview about his new single “Monsters” and why his art contributes to inclusion and integration. We are happy to make the interview available to you royalty-free.
THE SULTAN OF POP – INTERVIEW
As pop sultan you have created a unique music project. What does it mean to you to combine Eastern and Western influences?
The Sultan: It’s about combining the best of both influences into one positive concept. I have always been good at finding common denominators. At home we used to live oriental values, among friends and at school I adapted to the Western culture. That’s how I got to know and love both sides and therefore I know exactly how to convey this feeling of unity in an entertaining way. The Sultan of Pop is supposed to make people curious – I mean, a guy with a turban who sings and dances like a Western pop star?
Through my unique modern oriental style I want to bring people of different cultures and different ages together. The whole thing is presented with a big wink, so that my art stands for inclusion and integration. In the long run I want to make The Sultan an experience and thus a kind of paradise world, where everyone can dive into and be motivated. My music is like a flying carpet that takes you there.
Your new single is called “Monsters” and is the Halloween hit par excellence. What was your motivation for making the song?
The Sultan: In the style of the 80s and 90s, such as Michael Jackson’s legendary thriller mini-musical, I wanted to create a Halloween song that would put people in a good mood and carry them away. In the music video we playfully deal with the topic of fear: After all, the biggest “monster” we can encounter in everyday life is our own insecurities, nightmares and “one’s weaker self”.
Do you have a soft spot for the creepy season?
The Sultan: I have always celebrated this day, even though the American trend has long gone unnoticed in Germany. I’m terribly happy that Halloween also plays a significant role in Germany today. In fact, the Sultan of Pop was also created at a Halloween party. I dressed up as the Sultan like in Aladdin and became the star of the evening.
You’ve created a great music video with zombies. How was the production for you and what is behind the idea of the video?
The Sultan: I‘ve had pictures and ideas for the realization of the video right from the beginning of the song and wanted to combine the coolness of the 90s with today’s technology and quality. And the focus is on The Sultan as a modern oriental figure. The music video was produced very elaborately: We worked on different sets and shot almost 24 hours in a row. Nevertheless, all team members were fully motivated and after each scene it was a great pleasure to see the first pictures on the camera monitor, close together. The team was simply great!
With your music you are mainly in the pop sector. Are there other genres that influence you in your songwriting?
The Sultan: I’ve completed my Master of Arts in innovation studies, so thinking outside the box is in my blood. I grew up with pop, RnB and gospel, but I know no boundaries in music genres, and I get inspired by all influences, such as classical, rock or EDM.
How does the development process from a song to the final release look like for you?
The Sultan: It is totally different, I don’t have a fixed schedule. Sometimes I just play a note or a chord on the piano and continue to develop the sequence. For “Monsters” I first had a melody in my head, then I spun a chorus to it, very intuitively. The rest of the song was created around the Halloween theme.
How do you continue after “Monsters”? Do you already have new songs in planning?
The Sultan: I do have new songs and themes in the pipeline, but I don’t want to give too much away yet. Of course, I want to produce a new music video for every project. I’m pretty sure that you will like the next songs as much as “Monsters”.
The single “Monsters” by The Sultan is available on all download and streaming portals. Purchase link:: thesultan.lnk.to/monsters
USA, Michigan based guitarist and producer, Jonathan Clegg a.k.a Cynycist delivers a heavy metal sound with a difference.
Inspired by video games like Villains and Soundtracks this new sonic warrior and pioneer crafts a Super extreme Heavy Metal sound that sounds like it’s from another Galaxy.
Mixing up traditional Heavy Metal Rock with exquisite modern recording and mixing techniques, the distinctive, heavy and radical sound of Cynycist shocks listeners with it’s overwhelming powerful presence.
Get to know the heavy-metal group Cynycist.There will be no turning back.
The new single from the heavy-metal group Cynycist features Charles Caswell of Berried Alive.
Ron Wright is a guitarist, lead vocalist and professional recording artist from Monterey, California.
Ron Wright is back with an incredible album featuring some of rocks legendary players and musicians.
Ron Wright has released a powerful album of exceptional modern rock tracks entitled “Ron Wright & Special Guests” featuring 18 Tracks within the Classic Rock genre.
This well produced, alternative, big and master skilled guitar album features legendary musicians and artists including Bobby Kimball – TOTO, Valerie Carter – Michael Jackson, Davey Pattison – Robin Trower, Janet Planet – Van Morrison, Richard Bryant- Little River Band, Tiran Porter – Doobie Brothers and Chris Minto who engineered for KISS.
Ron Wright’s out of this world guitar playing has been described as sounding like ‘Van Halen’, but retains an original and unique ‘Ron Wright’ stamp, with incredible style and improvisation adding an overall authentic and real classic rock sound and attitude.
Is this the lost album from Rock History ?
The latest single ‘Digital Highway’ is a fast driving rocking masterpiece and wall of sound with huge rock vocals and an energy that could fill a classic rock stadium.
RON WRIGHT HISTORY
Ron Wright’s music has elements of Jimi Hendrix Experience, ZZ Top, Mountain, Cream, Thin Lizzy, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.
Ron Wright is also the guitarist for Monterey, California bandChile Colorado who are Monterey’s “Big Electric Band”.
Ron Wright was born in Montana and received his musical education from ASU. An experienced studio musician with a strong track record as a performer, engineer, and producer. Ron enjoys all styles of music, as his BMI compositions reveal.
Ron has performed extensively live and on television, and in addition he has recorded with various group members of TOTO, The Doobie Brothers, Larry Carlton band, and Pablo Cruise, to name a few. He’s worked on major motion pictures and has a music video. There are artist reviews from HHGI Magazine, Strutter Magazine, Tracks Online, Guitar Nine Records, among various other music critics.
Ron heads his own recording studio & frequently helps events staged by local charities throughout the year. He enjoys fishing and sailing where he now resides in Pebble Beach, California.
The album is available everywhere on ‘ RDW Music Publishing Co’for Rock Fans online globally.
With the release of her new song “A Star is Born” off the ES DOT album, former Vampire Diaries star, Salina Soto continues to prove her capability as an all-round entertainer from her musical performance. The newly released video for A.S.I.B. (A Star Is Born) has chalked up over 6,400 views on YouTube in a few days.
The song is a perfect rendition of her signature style of R&B, Soul, and Rock. Working on the visuals for “A Star is Born” allowed Salina to display her skill, not only as a talented singer but also as a capable video director.
Salina Soto displayed trademark commitment and resilience throughout the production of A Star Is Born. The audio features impeccable lyrics lapping over modern pop instrumentals. Sitting in the director’s chair, she pulled the strings and delivered an engaging video with superior use of colours. The video features flawless dancing and choreography from start to finish. With such dedication to her craft, it is not at all surprising that reviews from listeners and viewers have been positive, they only wished that the track was longer.
Salina Soto began her musical career in 2015. She marked the start of this journey with her first EP, “The Cusp” in 2017. The project was executed in collaboration with double Grammy winner, Timothy Bloom. More recently, Salina released a sophomore EP titled “Es Dot” in 2020. On this project, she tapped up Grammy award-winning producers who have worked with top artists like Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. Her new single, “A Star is Born” is now available on all streaming media and YouTube.
Outside the music industry, Salina Soto, is recognized as an award-winning actress, model, and now director. Born and raised in LA, California, her career took off after she excelled in several acting roles in The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives and CSI: NY.
With a good sense of style and fashion, Salina has modelled for several brands and featured in commercials. She has had commercial collaborations with brands like Coca-Cola, Adidas, and Samsung.
Salina Soto’s new album Es Dot is available on all streaming media.
While we as a world speed forward on an uncharted flight to an unknowable destination, predictions and hearsay is all you hear in the backseats on this excursion into a strange new Paradigm.
One prediction that has come to play out is Dar.Ra whose album New Kinda Normal released in 2019 told of tales of future society changes, while the front cover art showed a couple walking down and empty high street in a bubble.
Did he know something we didn’t at the time and was anyone paying attention to the fine lines of that release. Since we have seen massive changes and other artists not releasing any new material, we have seen more out put from Dar.Ra rather than less.
The EP ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ was an honourable attempt to give the Keyworkers and Frontline Heroes of the Pandemic something more than just a round of applause, something that people could sing and show their Love, with proceeds given to Frontline worker charities.
The ‘Whisky n Honey’ EP featured a great Bowie style track with sublime subplot of a Love given up on for a pursuit of fast love and neon highs only to end up empty and alone wishing for a life that will never come back.
The Lights Dark Nights remix was the epitome of genre called ‘Rock Step’, which Dar.Ra claims to have invented. If you’re looking for the blueprint you can find it on this EP and the ‘New Kinda Normal’ Album
The latest release schedule doesn’t let up with a new single ‘Rise Like The Sun’. A Latin rock groove that cuts through the current climate like a hot knife through butter.
Uplifting sunshine grooves with remixes from Colombian to India, the UK with a few European mainland connections thrown in for good measure. The lyric suggests not been held down by the people in high places, the unknown powers who make decisions about out lives that we have no control over.
‘I want to rise like the sun and hold back for no one’ is a lyric sung with power and persuasion by Dar.Ra who takes a further dig at those powers by singing;
‘I wanna live the dream with impunity like the rich do with ease’, ‘I been crying crying out loud I been down in the dirt the dirt and the dust, Trying to reach up from the gutter to the stars’
Sums up the frustration of the singer to be heard in a world that is obsessed with money and power rather than concern for the real issues that we face as a human race.
Dar.Ra has a way however of making the Music and melodies sound so sweet that you would miss the subliminal storylines that lurk beneath the clean mixes and beautiful musicianship on each track he puts out.
On the ‘Rise Like The Sun’ single there are 6 mixes all named after different places on the globe in an attempt to bring the world together rather than see ourselves separated by colours and creeds. Columbian Sun Cut is the real deal in the Latin house area and Vidula a producer from Sri Lanka puts his distinct flavours on his Indian Sun Remix.
The other remixes come from Dar.Ra and have an Indigenous theme to them as is also reflected in the Cover artwork which pays homage to the Aboriginal national flag.
‘Rise Like The Sun’ is out on Kusha Deep Music this fall.
Dar.Ra is a Music Writer, Producer and Author who earned his stripes with hits for EMI and 21St Century Artists and set up the Kusha Deep Label in the 2000s releasing his first solo Album in 2009, called ‘Soul Hours‘. The UK, USA music press and radio, made Album of the week on Heart FM Spain, supported the album.
One of the tracks ‘Haunted Dancehall’ featured in a Hollywood film staring Hilary Duff and ‘Snakes On Planes’. Dar.Ra played on BBC Radio Cambridge to a million people live when they connected up their regional stations around the Midlands.
Various EPs ‘Now Is Now’, Live For Love, Cease Fire and soundtrack to film documentary ‘City Of Hope’ have also had millions of streams and lead to the recent album ‘New Kinda Normal’.
The Rock N Roll tour de force, that has seen three singles really make some movements happen in America, with well received Music video’s for ‘Rock Steady’ and ‘Night-Stepper’ being shot in NYC, while ‘Diamonds N The Shadows’ being shot in Atlanta.
Tracks have landed number 1 spots on Rock Radio stations around the USA, play-listed on TV stations LA TV, H2O NYC, Nashville Music TV as well as front cover of Hype Magazine, Top Hitz and Music Hit Box in The UK giving Dar.Ra, a very credible big Star status.
With two new EPs out ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ a tribute to the keyworkers who have stood up to the task of the Pandemic and the Whisky n Honey EP this work continues to shape Dar.Ra’s musical catalogue.
The Beat remix called Bhangra Stance features on the Stand Up EP, is a powerful call to action for change. Top Hitz Music magazine to call the EP number 1 Lockdown release, while Music Mirror called the ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ track, ‘the Rock anthem that Prince would of written, if he still graced this world’.
Dar.Ra has also written two books under his full moniker Darragh J Brady ‘Road Tales’ which is about amazing people with life changing stories that he met while touring the globe and ‘The Night That Jimi Died’ which is about a girl who channels the Spirit of Jimi Hendrix and rises to change the DNA of the World through Music. Both titles have also been given top reviews on Good Reads and Amazon Books.
The brand new single ‘Rise Like The Sun’ is out now on all good digital retailers.
Based out of Atlanta, GA Artist and Music Producer WILDFURZ has been making waves with his unique blend of Vibey Psychedelic and Infectious Electronic Music.
Originating from San Juan, Puerto RicoWILDFURZ love of music began when discovering his Grandfather’s Spanish Singing Trio Albums which led him to pick up guitar. After a few years between Rock, Rap Groups and a Solo Acoustic Career.
DISCOVER ALTERNATIVE SYNTH ROCK AND POP: WILDFURZ releases an energetic synth driven rock vibe with a ‘Visage’ meets ‘The Killers’ on holiday with ‘Ultravox’ and ‘Kings of Leon’ mood as he sets the ‘World on Fire’ – Discover Rock Pop
WILDFURZ decided to combine his vast knowledge of multiple genres of music into what is now known as WILDFURZ.
When asked about the inspiration behind the song, WILDFURZ said:
I tend to write a lot about the environment and society around me. With everything going on, seeing how people like to virtue signal on social media, without actually making real world contributions, the reality is we’ve all had a part in setting this world on fire and this song characterizes the hypocrisy of it all.
We live in a rapidly changing world, where the progress of society should be measured on the happiness and wellbeing of its citizens, rather than the pockets of the few.
We see countless billions spent on missiles and defence of the free world to keep out an ideological enemy that is already eating its way through the fabric of western civilization. The irony is that no external weapons need to be unleased when ideas will do the job for you.
‘Answers to the issue of the survival of Human beings will not be solved by Politics, but a new force of Logic that allows the best ideas to win’.
‘The Beat’ Bhangra Stance remix is a new take on a track from Dar.Ra’s ‘New Kinda Normal’ Album that suggests that if we carry on with our blinded unquestioning view of the Politics of greed we will repeat the same mistakes that we blame our Grand Parents to making.
The ‘New Kinda Normal’ album released late last year has attained a high level of critical support from Media around the world.
Mixing Rock and EDM to create a sound called Rock Step while tackling subjects from War to Social Neurosis effortlessly maintaining a solid melodic structure was par excellence and refreshing in a world of computer beats and self obsessive, materialistic culture rants.
The incredible ‘Dar.Ra’ returns after his ‘Stand up For the Heroes’ goes global with a radical new revolutionary beat that is taking the streets of London to a new free dawn with ‘THE BEAT’– Hear it at 9 am Every morning on London FM Playlist
The ‘Bhangra Stance’ remix mission was carried out by Sri Lankan born Music producer Vidula who picked up on the brief to create a cacophony of drum expressions that make you sit up and listen to ‘The Beat’, while the lyric refrain asks you ‘can you hear the Beat’ of cultural clashes happening all around us.
The remix features on the ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ EP, and is getting an amazing response on Spotify with it being added to a huge amount of epic playlists in the first week of release. There is an Official lyric video also out which will allow you to find out more on how the lyrics wield the storyline of Human endeavour not to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Questions need to be asked of our history and rightly so, things that where based on mistruths must be examined and re-written to reflect a truth that will allow the foundations of our belief systems to be based on what actually happened and not a fairy tale that fits a certain narrative.
If artists and animal activists ran the world maybe we would move beyond the primitive thinking of what we see playing out on a world stage. Tribal politics is not what the world needs right now but an all inclusive, logical approach to a sustainable future.
‘The Beat’ is also dedicated to Animal activist Regan Russell who was killed recently after giving water to Pigs about to be taken to slaughter in inhuman conditions.
Belief in change is what she stood for. RIP Regan.
WHAT GLOBAL PRESS AND RADIO ARE SAYING ABOUT DAR.RA
“Dar.Ra could be morphing Bowie style from a Rock n’ Roll Cult star into a genre defining electronic meets rock producer with his new ‘Rock Step’ sound” – TNS Magazine. 10/10
Dar.Ra Is A Fore-Runner Of Rock Step. A New Sub Genre Of Rock Music From The UK That Glues The Guitar Bliss Of Rock N Roll With The Euphoria Of EDM! Vevo
Dar.Ra is a really Unique songwriter, producer and author who makes an Amazing blend of Rock and Soul Music (21st Artists Hollywood)
Highly Impressive (Planet Earth Radio USA)
Well worth listening to this Artist (Strutter Zine Mag Holland)
I’ve worked with artists for many years and Dar.Ra, is by far one of the best. Great music. Great promotion. Great Interviews with Interesting answers and stories. And the absolute best Promo Liners!! Zac Becker Sound Kharma Radio
Rock n Roll Diamond In The Rough (Electro Wow USA)
Dar.Ra is an incredible act to follow as he is always evolving on each song with incredible results (Indie People USA)
Dar.Ra infuses layers of vocals and instrumentation into each record he makes. The genius of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, came to mind while listening to “Phenomenal”, “Back To The Brink” and “Heart Shape Pill” (Tune Loud Magazine USA)
Rushing through with an intense energy is the colossal riffing of Dar.Ra’s “Heart Shape Pill”. Dar.Ra infuses a certain level of late-night sleaze into the proceedings resulting in an absolute blast of a track. Wild and carefree the song is pure bliss. (Bongo Boy TV)
‘This is Different’ Johnny Doom Kerrang Radio UK
Great Music, Ass Kicking Deep Tones Metal Mayhem Radio UK
Rock Steady Is Gold Jamerzine Magazine USA
Phenomenal Album SME Fusion Radio South Africa
Nominated ‘Heart Shape Pill’ GK Rock Music Indie Radio Music Award 2018
Nominated ‘Phenomenal’ Rock Song Of The Year Radio WigWam FM 2018
Nominated IMA’s Artist Of The Year 2019
Countdown Number 1 Single LOZ Radio USA
Top 20 Radio Air Play Charts USA
Rock N Roll Sensation New Sound Express