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Virtuoso Guitarist Spencer Elliott Throws Out the Instrumental Rock and Metal Rulebook on Masterful “Torque” Single

West Virginia-based instrumental progressive acoustic rock guitar visionary Spencer Elliott ( is joined by Sean Sydnor (bass) and Chris Hudson (drums) on the illuminating tour-de-force of a new album “SE3”, due for April 8 release via CandyRat Records. Throughout this vibrant new release, Spencer and co. throw convention to the wind, opting instead to stir up a wholly unique gumbo of...

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Oregon Hard Rock Trio Leadbetter Band Showcase Powerful Chemistry on New Album “Howl”

Oregon Hard Rock Trio Leadbetter Band Showcase Powerful Chemistry on New Album “Howl” Bend, Oregon-based Hard Rock Trio Leadbetter Band ( showcase a powerful chemistry rooted in heavy rock n’ roll, blues, psychedelic and progressive rock influences on new album “Howl”, out now on major platforms. They don’t just take influence from the greats though. Leadbetter Band...

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Award-Winning San Diego Art Rock Artist Sluka Release Mysterious, Fun New Music Video “Isn’t It Strange”

Award-Winning San Diego Art Rock Artist Sluka Release Mysterious, Fun New Music Video “Isn’t It Strange” Award-winning San Diego-based Alternative Art Rock Artist Sluka continue their prolific streak of boundary-breaking new music and eye-opening, epic visuals with new single/music video “Isn’t It Strange”, out July 23, 2021 on all platforms. The video artfully introduces the viewer to Sluka’s...

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David Bowie’s “The Next Day” Is A Gut Wrenching, Beautiful Masterpiece

David Bowie’s new CD “The Next Day” is a gut wrenching, beautiful masterpiece. Recorded in secret over the past two years with producer Tony Visconti, the effort could have gone in just a few directions. 2003’s “Reality” was for the most part a strong release, 2002’s “Heathen” was excellent, while 1999’s “Hours” was a mostly...

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I.M.P Artist News Update – Videos, Awards, and Tours, Oh My!

2012 has been quite the year for Independent Music Promotions, and we’re happy to announce the following news from our artist roster. Here are the latest updates: Australian alternative/indie rock quartet Monks of Mellonwah just won the “Best International Rock Artist” award after a show-stopping performance at the 2012 Los Angeles Music Awards November 15...

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Fall of Eden for fans of Ensiferum, Blackguard and In Flames

If you’re a fan of technically proficient melodic death metal and folk metal, Illinois 5-piece Fall of Eden may be just what the doctor ordered. Sonically similar to bands like Krisium, Ensiferum, In Flames and Blackguard with even some Alcest as well, this young act surprised me with the sheer skill demonstrated on the single...

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Marco Machera “One Time, Somewhere” CD Review plus Exclusive Interview

Marco Machera is not your average composer/song-writer. His approach sits somewhere within progressive pop music, rock and pure experimental. His new album “One Time, Somewhere” starts off with the symphonic/electronic ambient piece “Hello”, which sounds and feels like an elevating healing experience high up in the clouds before you’re transported to the big city, and the...

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Exclusive Interview With Mystical UK Prog Rock Heroes Gandalf’s Fist

Today we have an exclusive interview with mystical UK prog rock heroes Gandalf’s Fist. Hi guys, welcome to Independent Music Promotions. Tell us about your new release “Road to Darkness” and what listeners can expect? Dean: I’ve heard it described before as “Medieval-Space-Rock” which sounds about right to me! Basically, we always like to tell...

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Phavian announce epic progressive metal plan with the Meridian series

Independent metal/progressive rock act Phavian have an incredibly ambitious project due for release over the next two years – 4 albums entitled “Meridian 1-4” respectively. It pays to think big, and also to commit yourself. Bands with no plan go guess where? The preview release “Foreword”, which will contain a track from each of the...

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