LESSER GLOW: Cvlt Nation Debuts Nullity Full-Length From Atmospheric Doom/Sludge Metal Practitioners

Cvlt Nation is currently streaming Nullity, the latest full-length from atmospheric doom/sludge metal practitioners LESSER GLOW in its confounding entirety. The debut comes in of the eve of the LP’s official release via Pelagic Records.

With Nullity, LESSER GLOW rips open a massively wide and confident blend of traditional doom meets melodic metal, paired with the likes of hardcore, post hardcore, noise rock, post rock, and beyond. Molding all these into one cohesive mix, LESSER GLOW stands out as a refreshing and unapologetic ally brutal take on heavy music.

Issues the band, “Nullity was a chance for us to expand ideas we began with Ruined. There was never a finite idea in mind, neither for the band nor the record, and throughout the writing process we tried to explore that; follow the excitement, pull from all angles of influence, and push the dynamics and sounds to new territories.”

Adds Cvlt Nation, “There may have been a time in human history where, as a species, we understood ourselves as part of a whole; one part of a symbiotic relationship with the planet. But those days have been lost to most of us. Now we’re a scourge; parasites that feed off the corpses of every other living thing on earth but most of all, ourselves. That idea is what breathed diseased life into the new album from LESSER GLOW, and the dissonance and wrath wash over me in waves while I listen to this filthy slab of sludge!”

Stream LESSER GLOW’s Nullity via Cvlt Nation HERE.


LESSER GLOW’s Nullity will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats. For preorders, go to THIS LOCATION

David Crosby Will Reissue CPR’s Two Studio Albums, Plus Two Live Album Via BMG

After being a part of two of rock & roll’s most foundational bands (the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, respectively), and four years removed from a life-saving liver transplant, David Crosby channeled the creative frustration he had been feeling into CPR’s 1998 self-titled debut. Joined by noted session guitarist Jeff Pevar and Crosby’s recently reunited son James Raymond, the trio crafted smart, heady, jazz-indebted rock that showcased their stunning harmonies. They followed that three years later with 2001’s Just Like Gravity, an album that refined the burgeoning trio’s sound. On May 15th, BMG will reissue CPRJust Like Gravity and the group’s two live album – Live at Cuesta College and Live at the Wiltern. All four albums will be available digitally, and CPR and Just Like Gravity will be available on CD July 31st, with liner notes written by Steve Silberman, the award-winning science writer who hosted the illuminating Freak Flag Flying podcast with Crosby from earlier this year.

“CPR was me realizing that the world of CSN and Y was getting old and stuck in its place and that I needed to still keep moving,” says Crosby. “That I had more and different music in me that needed room to grow and stretch. CPR was me finding my son James and realizing pretty quickly that he was an even better musician that I was, and that he was rapidly becoming the best writing partner I’d ever had. CPR was a wonderful chemistry that has now become the Sky Trails band. I don’t think very many people heard these records, and I do think that they are some of the best work I’ve been involved with. Enjoy.”

Still on the road with CSN – but as Crosby says merely “turning on the smoke machines and playing the hits” – the two-time rock & roll hall of famer wanted an outlet for his still churning creativity. After meeting Raymond for the first time shortly after his liver transplant, the pair discovered a creative chemistry neither saw coming. They went on a songwriting spree, and after recruiting Pevar, went on to make CPR. After a series of successful tours, they went back into the studio to record Just Like Gravity. And by opening himself up to working with younger artists to help stoke his creative fires, Crosby’s recent late-career resurgence – highlighted by 2014’s Croz, 2016’s Lighthouse, 2017’s Sky Trails and 2018’s Here If You Listen – can really be traced back to working with Raymond and Pevar in CPR.

CPR was very much a precursor to Crosby’s acclaimed Sky Trails album and the ace live band that grew out of that album, both of which feature Pevar and Raymond. Spin called Sky Trails Crosby’s “most stylistically diverse and sonically lush solo album,” while the Associated Press called it “an excellent batch of tunes.” In many ways, CPR and Just Like Gravity were albums that pushed against what was popular in rock at the time – CPR going up against the nu-metal wave of the late 90’s, and Just Like Gravity coming at the beginning of the turn of the century “rock revival” led by acts like the Strokes and the White Stripes. Crosby, Pevar and Raymond weren’t chasing after the flavor of the day or trying to recreate old glories, they simply followed their muse, trends be damned.

As Silberman says in the liner notes for the Just Like Gravity reissue, “CPR and Just Like Gravity were two of the most powerful and personal records Crosby made in his celebrated career, but they flew under most critics’ radar and quickly went out of print. The lessons that Crosby learned by opening up his creative process, however, made possible later collaborative breakthroughs like Croz, Sky Trails, Lighthouse, and Here If You Listen. Far from done at this point, his best work was still ahead of him.”

Northern Irish rock band Ash launch new merch

While their recent tour ground to a premature halt, many ASH fans cried in woe as shows were postponed and the opportunity to pick up their fancy new merchandise seemed to fade into a distant, far off future. 

But rejoice! Thanks to their merch fairies, all the new range of T-shirts, Hoodies and some older tour beauties are now available online

What are you waiting for? Get yours now!

ME AND THE REST Release ‘MAMA’ Music Video And Single

Swiss hard rock band, ME AND THE REST, is back with release of their new music video for ‘MAMA‘, it’s the first single taken from the forthcoming album “We Are Bulletproof” due out beginning of 2021 via RockAvenger. The video can be viewed below: 

After their three successful long players “Ikarus” (2008), “Wizard King” (2011) and “7 Deadly Sins” (2016) they are ready to rock again.

ME AND THE REST‘s new motto is: We Are Bulletproof“, and that’s what they are; immune to the quick changes in musical styles of the past 30 years, true to their Hard Rock, characterised by catchy melodies and peppered with great hook lines. They remain standing and celebrating their Hard Rock… expect an exciting year filled with great new music – one new track every month!

ME AND THE REST is:

Jürg Theiler – Vocals
Edel Murchie – Bass
Jan Moser – Drums
Jürg Götz – Guitar
Antonio Schiavano – Guitar

AN INTRODUCTION OF ME AND THE REST

ME AND THE REST – the Hard Rock band from Zurich (Oberland region) on the road playing the Rock’n’Roll circus since 1991. With more than 6000 sold copies of their CDs and over 400 (and counting) performed concerts on that trail, they never once lost sight of their “long live Rock’n’Roll” vision.

Real, authentic and true-to-the-core, they celebrate their music with their signature riffs, wonderful hooklines and killer vocals. As supporting act of SOTO (Scandinavien Tour), Molly Hatchet, DORO, Krokus, Jane, Don Dokken, Rhino Bucket and many other well-known established groups, they grew to learn at the feet of the masters, polishing their live act to soon become the talk of their peers and many fans.

On stage, be it large or larger venues, they grew to reach their audiences’ inner hearts, drawing them into the magic of, as how they see it, the Rock’n’Roll dream. Whether it was the stage of the Hard Rock Café in Oslo, the Hall of Fame in Wetzikon, Z7 in Pratteln, the Alpenrock House in Zürich, the Albani-Club in Winterthur, the Open-Air Appenzell or Europe’s biggest Biker meeting in Sumiswald (Bern), ME AND THE REST really rocked them till they dropped. With consistently positive concert critiques, strong newspaper and genre magazine reviews about their CD releases, they placed themselves as a musical pearl in the demanding world of Hard Rock.

The band name stands for “All for one and one for all”; Three men and a woman – all focused on “one goal, one family, one band”. Each band member is simultaneously me and the rest. It is clear for all in this ‘family’ that there is no place or room for egocentricity. They stand both close and true to the fountainhead of Rock music. Rock’n’Roll leaps instinctively from the guts of each member. Their love of the art form and its message clearly envelopes everyone that hears their music. The spirit of Rock feeds the audience as well as the band itself and is reflected in both their music and words. Driving anthemic riffs, bodies drenched in sweat, they live their lives for that hunger and that fire. That’s what Rock’n’Roll truly is all about.

New Noise premiers Steady Rollin’s latest video

Fans of Central American band Steady Rollin’ will have seen that their new video to their latest single, “Impossible” has been premiered on New Noise and we love it! 

Taken from their forthcoming album, Love & Loss, “Impossible” follows on from the hugely popular track “When the Judgement Comes” and its super-charged dance remix courtesy of Elyse Rich, set a course from 80s synth pop to modern flourishes of stomping delight, all wrapped around the pounding, relentless rock of Steady Rollin’. 

The new single is the long-overdue return to the powerful combination of blues, rock and story-telling lyrics which characterized such musical behemoths as Led Zeppelin and Cream. The band, comprising Fernando Poma, Benjamin Andrade and Gerardo Pardo from El Savador, have all enjoyed rocking out to electric guitars and heavy bass most of their life taking inspiration from 90s rock bands Led Zeppelin, Rush and Metallica.

The new album, Love & Loss is the first full release from Steady Rollin’, 10 tracks which tell love-related stories from Fernando’s real-life experiences to a musical backing which twists between emotional blues, agile, sinuous rock and a squall of alternative power. 

We’re super excited to see what the guys have in store for us for the rest of the album and will be following their social channels closely for a release date. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steadyrollinband/

Instagram: @steadyrollinband

Twitter:https://twitter.com/Steadyrollin_

Website: www.steadyrollinband.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2f7imcAJGFFABC2Y7dHtK2?si=dL9VtraOSjeC79kIMtOnkg

Youtube: SteadyRollinBand

Tadini emerges from the ashes to start his solo career

You may be sitting there working from home, going over your new routine and thinking about when you can schedule in your next snack break whilst questioning your life choices. Well.. new rock star Tadini’s debut single is here to inspire you to do just that.. question your life choices that is.. not schedule your next snack break. 

Written as he relocated from Boston to Los Angeles, Tadini’s new single The Arsonist is a universal message to accept and embrace change.

Listen to the tease for The Arsonist, here

We had a chat with Tadini himself who explained the references to change in the single by stating “It’s the first song I wrote for the album. It is about setting one’s old self on fire (therefore the arsonist) in order to start fresh, kind of like a Phoenix. It symbolizes the beginning of my solo career”.

So, take inspiration from Tadini, see how you can rise from the ashes of the current climate and whilst you are at it, checkout the rest of his material in the links below ahead of the release of his debut album Collective Delusion later this year. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tadini/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucastadini/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeMilxOcYdk&feature=youtu.be

Website: lucastadini.com

Russian band rock the Allies

Politically there may be no love lost between Russia and the Western Allies, US and UK, however, when it comes to Music… we simply can’t get enough of Russian indie-rock band Apache Rose and we aren’t the only ones! The band have over 10,000 Facebook followers and over a quarter of a million YouTube views of their last single. 

The new single, “Blind Spot” is a ‘tribute’ to reckless taxi drivers worldwide and has an overarching theme of being careful not to put yourself in situations you can’t control. 

Built around the Muscovite engine of Ilya Novokhatskiy, Apache Rose is far from Russian interference, it is the clarion call for the return of ultra-catchy melodic rock, with the earworms of The Beatles and the raw swagger of The Strokes. And with influence coming from both the 60s and 90s music scenes, Apache Rose ironically combine these sounds in their EP, which is set to be released Summer 2020.

Have a listen to Apache Rose’s previous single, Attention!

Whilst we wait for the new single and album to be dropped in the next couple of months, give the band a follow on social to keep up to date with all their news.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ApacheRoseMusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apache_rose_music/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/apache_rose_moscow

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe21HnvJEUqSskIUphhezmw