American Killers – Young Blood EP

(If you like: Wolfmother, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin)  If albums had catchphrases similar to the way movies do, American Killers‘ Young Blood EP would be flaunting the phrase “the louder, the better”. The Sacramento-based hard rock trio deliver relentless, bone-shaking riffs and melodies with an appreciation for ’80s rock, but with a strong gusto of fresh energy. Young Blood is the band’s debut release and was preceded by the riff-mashing single “Big City” and the accompanying political-dystopian music video. Introducing their hard-hitting sound to the world through the lead single, the new…

American Killers – Big City (Official Music Video)

(If you like: Led Zeppelin, Royal Blood, Death From Above 1979)  Sacramento hard rock trio American Killers (formerly known as Lite Brite) have released their hard-hitting new single “Big City” and the accompanying animated music video. Influenced by riff-driven bands like Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones, American Killers carrying on the melodic power of classic rock bands, with a contemporary and youthful energy and aggression. “Big City” teeters between loud, angry, and punchy, or all three at once, with an explosive finish that utilizes the on-going hook as a repeating build.…

The Quarantined – Feeding You Lies

Formed after meeting each other through mutual friends at the Musicians Institute of Hollywood, The Quarantined melt together punk, grunge, and rebellious hard rock for their debut studio Antiquate Hate EP, set to be released this week. Before the 5-track record hits shelves, the L.A. trio have shared the second single “Feeding You Lies”, along with the 3D-animated lyric video produced by Deviant Media Productions. With an close resemblance to the revolutionary hard rock of Rage Against the Machine, “Feeding You Lies” incorporates influences from metal, alternative rock, and an untamed electronic spark. Enjoy the…

Slow Death Lights – Broken Spirit Desert Nightmare EP

Recorded in the heart of the desert (inside Jalamanta studios live off the floor), classic stoner rock group Slow Death Lights are excited to share their two-track Broken Spirit Desert Nightmare EP. Heavily inspired and influenced by the ’60s style of Black Sabbath, the new record barrels towards the ultimate goal of raw, head-banging-ready music. Opening with the heavy, metal riff on “Dirty Chores”, Slow Death Lights ignite their record on a sturdy foot forward, before smashing forward into “Watermill” – complete with a retro-fuelled guitar solo. Listen to the EP below,…

Mother Leads – When Time Will Slow Down

Toronto-based hard rock group Mother Leads have shared the first of a series of three singles to be released over the next several months. Premiering the collection is “When Time Will Slow Down”, a bold modern rock tune meant to be played loud enough to pose a threat to your speakers. The heavy bass and strong vocals are what gives this track it’s full-bodied sound. These elements in combination with energetic percussion will have you tapping your feet to this contemporary take on classic rock. Throw in a catchy chorus with lyrics…

The Dirty Nil – Provisional (Fugazi Cover)

The Dirty Nil started to build their ever-growing fan base through extensive touring and releasing a number of 7″ records to enthusiastic support since 2008. Less than a decade later, the Hamilton/Toronto-based loud-rock trio are continuing to tour and have released their latest 7″ No Weaknesses / Provisional this past weekend. From that, the B-side track “Provisional” has been released as a single, as the band covers the 1988 track from punk band Fugazi. Putting a subtle spin on the track and adding the Dirty Nil’s signature grittiness, the B-side helps to build…

Broomfiller – How Long, So Long

Toronto hard rock/punk rock group Broomfiller released their latest album Third Stage Propeller Index on August 28th. To promote the new collection, the four piece have shared the lead single “How Long, So Long” in a new lyric video. “We’re an unashamedly punk rock band. We’ve been compared to Foo Fighters holding hands with Bracket while sitting on a park bench made by Jawbox & Husker Du, eating a sandwich made by Bad Religion and Face to Face.”  Check out the single below and look further for a full list of dates for their…

Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways

3/5 Foo Fighters fans, rejoice! Everyone else: carry on as you were, nothing to see here (unless you haven’t heard their sound before which is almost impossible since the band has been around for nearly 20 years). Sonic Highways, the band’s eighth studio album, is a dynamic collection of modern-alternative rock, packing in as much energy as the band possibly could. As a whole, the album is extremely similar to their previous work, which is both good and bad, since what they do is most often – for lack of a…

Linkin Park – Hunting Party

It’s been almost 15 years since Linkin Park released their hard-hitting debut album Hybrid Theory, and with their latest release Hunting Party their sound is coming full circle….almost. With many similarities to their early sound, Hunting Party is slowly filtering out the electronic influences that seem to have infected their last few albums, and bringing back the aggression and heaviness. The opening track “Keys to the Kingdom” starts the album in the right direction, and the first few tracks do their best to keep up with a distinguishable influence from punk and nu-metal (“War” being a perfect example).…