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Portland Doom Metal Group Alltar Release Dark, Destructive “Hallowed” EP

Portland doom metal newcomers Alltar plod along ever so slowly, methodically, building atmosphere and intention with every note. There is a real majesty in that. The whole band are in complete sync, uniting on heady, hypnotic riffs and pummeling rhythms while vocalist extraordinaire Juan Carlos Caceres shifts with ease between crooning and wailing like a...

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REFUSED Release “War Music”. Some Bands Just Want to Watch the World Burn.

Swedish hardcore punk legends REFUSED have released their long-awaited new album “War Music” October 18, 2020 via Spinefarm Records. The album was produced by Martin Ehrencrona. So what can be said about it? It’s hard to say. What can be said about a boot stomping on a human face forever? If you’ve been through enough...

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Nick Cave – Part 1: The Album

The inimitable Nick Cave creates a synth-gospel masterpiece as he rounds out a trilogy of albums with Ghosteen amid a tragic loss. Nick Cave has cemented his legendary status as a storyteller, poet, singer, and frontman by exorcising manic tales of depravity alongside the most touching piano ballads. Cave doesn’t pull punches, his expression is always...

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'Vestiges' cover art. New electronic music album by Healing Spells.

Electronic Music Producer Healing Spells on a Deserted Island – 11 Essential Ambient Electronic or Soundtrack Albums

Electronic music artist/producer Healing Spells is taking over the Independent Music Promotions blog with his top recommendations for anyone uninitiated in the wondrous world of electronic music, specifically ambient, IDM, experimental or soundtrack music albums. Healing Spells is characterized by truly soul-searching ambient sounds, as elements of spirit and visceral human experience are communicated instrumentally....

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Colin Everall covers Tool's "Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman)" on solo piano

WATCH Canadian Musician Colin Everall Perform TOOL’s “Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman)” on Solo Piano

Currently working his way through arranging and performing 3 full TOOL albums (Ænima, Lateralus & 10,000 Days) on solo piano, Canadian musician Colin Everall has made it to number 21 of the 32 tracks required to achieve the lofty feat. #21, and our video of the day, is the beautiful, odd “Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman)”....

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Indie Folk Singer Songwriter Resurrection Fern releases new "Coffee" single

New Acoustic Single “Coffee” from Indie Folk Singer Songwriter Resurrection Fern Shows Heart Firmly on Sleeve

Sometimes genuine heart-on-the-sleeve, contemplative vocals and lyrics about self-discovery and vulnerability over solo acoustic guitar could be just what you need to perk up and escape your personal misery. Indie folk singer songwriter Resurrection Fern is back with new single “Coffee”, a song not really about coffee, but life? This new release comes just 2...

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Sara Ontaneda

NYC Ecuadorian-American singer songwriter Sara Ontaneda Releases Empowering New Pop Single “Hey Maria”

Multi award-winning Ecuadorian-American singer songwriter (based in NYC) Sara Ontaneda has released a new pop single “Hey Maria“, complete with an empowering, impassioned message. Oft described as alternative pop, Sara incorporates folk, R&B and South American sounds into her unique signature sound. About “Hey Maria”: The inspiration behind “Hey Maria” came when the singer was visiting...

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Independent Rapper J'Moris featured on the I.M.P Music Blog

Fort Worth Rapper J’Moris Flexes Hard on New 4-Track EP Release

Hip Hop is better for having brand new music from prolific Texan/Fort Worth rapper J’Moris. Moris has gifted fans with an EP and 3 singles already in 2019, and now he’s returned with a 4-track EP entitled “SnapChat” which show the rapper flexing more than ever. J’s voice booms like Biggie, combined with a smooth, southern drawl...

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Kristina Stykos photo by Jack Rowell

Outlaw Country Singer Songwriter Kristina Stykos Overcomes Adversity and Shows True Grit on Self-Produced Album “River of Light”

Today we happily bring you an award-winning outlaw country/folk singer songwriter who exemplifies pure determination and a fiercely independent spirit. Kristina Stykos‘s dark, self-produced, poetry-soaked music, lyrics and original vocal cadence bears resemblance to rock n’ roll/punk icons like Patti Smith. Her recording studio, Pepperbox Studio, is solar, wind and generator powered. In 2017, Stykos...

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Conscious Artists - Music with Depth. A music discovery playlist on Spotify

Conscious Artists – Music with Vision

Anyone who frequently complains about the lack of substance in modern music should look no further than our Conscious Artists – Music with Vision playlist on Spotify. We introduce underground artists alongside cult-level and major acts. 1 The Mercy Seat – Live from KCRW – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 2 I’m Deranged –...

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