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Stonecutters drop new single "Wealth & Power" via MetalSucks

October 17 MetalSucks premiered Stonecutters’ new single.

Few metal albums this year will have as appropriate a title as Carved in Time, the newest offering from Louisville, KY’s Stonecutters. The briefest description of their music would be deathrash in a similar vein to Skeletonwitch and Revocation, but that would also be an oversimplification. Carved in Time draws on influences from across the history of metal, from NWOBHM to classic thrash to death metal to sludge to hardcore to melodeath to… well, you get the idea. Stonecutters expertly synthesize the entirety of metal history into something new, something that’s at once totally destructive and crazy fun, like illegal firecrackers or silently passing gas at a fancy cocktail party.

But don’t just take our word for it — listen for yourself, as today MetalSucks proudly premieres the Timely track “Wealth and Power.”

Stonecutters Tour Dates
11/1 Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s
11/2 Denver, CO @ Streets of London
11/4 Boise, ID @ Shredder
11/5 Seattle, WA @ The Kraken
11/6 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
11/8 Oakland, CA @ Ivy Room w/ Big Business
11/9 Sonora, CA @ Winter Tavern
11/10 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s
11/11 Las Vegas, NV @ Jin’s
11/12 LA, CA @ 5 Star Bar
11/13 San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
11/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Taproom
11/15 Santa Fe, NM @ Second Street Brewery
11/16 Whitcha, KS @ The Elbow Room
11/17 Paducah, KY @ Padacuh Beer Werks
12/31 (New Year’s Eve) Norfolk, VA w/ GWAR and Against the Grain @ The NorVa

The Morning Sea drops new music video via New Noise

September 25 - New Noise ran the premiere of The Morning Sea’s music video for their song “(I’ve invented a) Maneuver” – watch it below. The track is taken from the band’s album Destruction Songs, which is scheduled to be released later this Fall.

The band commented on the video:

The video for ‘(I’ve invented a) Maneuver’ is a DIY dance party. Featuring members of The Morning Sea and others dancing in black and white with flashes of color, the footage was culled together through crowd-sourced video submissions from friends and followers via a call-to-action on social media. The song itself arrived one day on a lark in the rehearsal room, when the band started riffing on an old bit by the comedian Eddie Izzard about the invention of the Heimlich Maneuver. We decided the best way to compliment this song which was born out of pure joy and silliness would be with a music video that exudes the same spirit.Destruction Songs, the third album by The Morning Sea, was recorded in producer/engineer Andy Baldwin’s (Bjork, St. Lucia, HAERTS, Morcheeba) cabin studio in upstate New York. Recorded mostly live over the course of a long weekend – with some additional recording done at Baldwin’s Brooklyn studio, Rola Pola – these songs capture the band in their most vibrant and creative state, feeding off of each other’s impulses and recreating the energetic vibe of their live shows. Musically the album is upbeat and electrifying, save for the final track which serves as a sort of cool-down reflection on what’s come before. Meanwhile, singer/songwriter Adam Cohen’s lyrics cover themes of hope, despair, love, loss, regret, and redemption.

Upcoming Shows:
Oct 30 – NYC at Mercury Lounge( Album Release Show) w/ Bird Streets  TICKETS

Connect with the band:
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HECTORINA Drops Two New Singles




American Pancake featured Hectorina's brilliant art rock track "Crown of Holly" the same day they unleashed "Ellipses" into the streaming universe

40 seconds into the track Crown of Holly by Charlotte's (North Carolina) Hectorina amid pearly guitar picking, patterned drums, and fable-esque fever dream lyrics a surprising bass half note pops out at you. Shortly after, Dylan Gilbert waxes poetic about "a small swarm of bees, 3 or 4 helping each other, place a crown of holly on my head... on my head". As you follow this three piece art band down their rabbit hole the song ebbs and flows and eventually erupts into a cyclone of sounds. It is a beautifully trippy multi colored art piece.

Hectorina is Dylan Gilbert (guitar / main vocals), John Harrel III (drums) and Zachary Jordan (bass) and have been painting outside musical lines since 2012. While I may call what they do as art rock, their blend of music stirs in post rock, proto punk and progressive rock colors too (just to name a few).
Like in Crown of Holly their art rock can flow into the abstract and in 2015 the boys teamed up with local performers Caitlyn Swett (Triptych Collective), Mike Gentry (Mall Goth), Chris O'Neil (Shakespseare Carolina) and set designer Jon Prichard (Sinergismo) to turn their 2013 rock opera Collywobble into a theatrical production.

Crown of Holly is from Hectorina's 4th full length album "Muck" that drops June 1st of this year (2018) and is currently available as a digital and vinyl pre-order on their Bandcamp page (see below). Produced by Daniel Hodges at Fidelitorium it's trippy prose is about something. From the band: "Written during the 2016 election cycle, this album is inspired by the sound and attitudes of 90's post-rock, post punk and classic pop rock. Muck explores repetition, despondence and trying to find peace of mind in this murky modern America."
- Robb Donker, American Pancake





Pre-order new album Muck Now

HECTORINA's new track "Lighting the Lanterns" via Overblown Mag

This is post-punk. Hectorina hail from Charlotte in North Carolina. Since 2012, they have been relentlessly exploring a sonic angularity and dissonance. They temper this extremism with a penchant for passages of restraint and cohesion.

This is abundantly clear on new track ‘Lighting The Lanterns’. A track that swings from the most violent of post-punk to an indie rock sound not 100 miles away from Jim James’ My Morning Jacket, their approach is one of playfulness and adventure.

The track will see release on their upcoming album Muck, which is set to come out this June. “Written during the 2016 election cycle, this album is inspired by the sound and attitudes of 90’s post-rock, post-punk and classic pop rock. Muck explores repetition, despondence, and trying to find peace of mind in this murky modern America,” adds the band.

Pre-order the album via Bandcamp.

- Jamie Coughlan, Overblown