No Depression Premieres BEiTTHEMEANS Full EP, Out Friday via CORNELIUS CHAPEL RECORDS

BEiTTHEMEANS' breakout EP Alabama Calling is the jewel crowning 15 years of crafting triumphantly authentic rock'n'roll. Recorded at Sonic Lounge Studios, the album has a rock solid radio quality showcasing the Alabama trio's dynamic blues-infused yet melodic metal songwriting with lyrics and aesthetic flowing effortlessly from working-class blues to the occult. They procure austere yet dark, southern rock-n-roll in a black metal vein. A true power trio that stays on the road and has been paying their dues for over a decade picking up voracious fans along the way.

"'The Black (2018)' was recorded on a Neve, it's the best we’ve ever sounded in a studio. I wanted to make the strongest album I could imagine. You could hear this song on the radio, but it’s not cheesy. Strong so you couldn’t refuse it. A stepping stone to get people to go back in time and check out what we’ve done for years and years." The band adds. “I want people to make what they want of the songs, I hope they don’t take where they come from or even where they live for granted because it’s something special. Being in a band you’re just going off hope that something works. I got the idea to write “Alabama Calling” when I was driving home from tour and “Sweet Home Alabama” came on and I just wanted to write about how it made me feel… No matter who you are you’ll miss home. With "Blue Collar", it's kinda a working-class song. Seems like everything's coming at you constantly. We realize that none of us are more important than the song. We’re gonna die and be forgotten about. But the song is gonna live on. Those things are always gonna be here. In between now and then just chasing the neon rainbow living the honky tonk dream. I’m just a nobody trying to be somebody. If it’s in your blood you just gotta do it.”

Do it, and do it well. It's about time there's been a broken mold in the chasm. BEiTTHEMEANS combines sonic forces for a refreshing take on power blues and down-home, power-driving rock'n'roll. A mere cycle through the EP below explains that in droves, far better than any hack writer sitting at a keyboard. Y'all enjoy...

 

Out 8/31 on Cornelius Chapel Records, get some here! Catch them on the road starting next week with like-minded Swedish metal gods Mustach.

 

Noisey Premieres AUSTIN LUCAS' New Album - Immortal Americans

Noisey premieres Austin Lucas' entire album IMMORTAL AMERICANS today, read the interview and get an exclusive listen to "a meditation on the darkness and light of growing up in the Rust Belt".

"The album was written in no small part as tribute to the quickly changing region of Indiana I grew up in" Lucas told Noisey. "I deliberately placed this body of work, squarely between the darkness of where I once saw my place in the world, and the light that I see myself moving towards now."

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Exclusive Premiere: LOS BUNGALITOS "When Amelioration is Futile" via Ghost Cult Magazine

Get an exclusive listen and look at the lyrics to the unreleased song "When Amelioration is Futile" from LOS BUNGALITOS' new album Nueva Inglaterra that comes out September 7. 

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LOS BUNGALITOS Official Music Video and Album Pre-order Live Now

LOS BUNGALITOS just premiered their new music video for "Inconsequential Words" via Metal Injection. Get this track instantly when you PRE-ORDER the new full-length album digitally, "NUEVA INGLATERRA", for just $8 or more (Name Your Price).

Available on Vinyl and Digital formats on September 7th, 2018. Track LOS BUNGALITOS' shows near you. 

BEiTTHEMEANS drops new video for "The Black (2018)" via New Noise Mag

Watch the new music video directed by VIDEO RAHIM (Mastodon, P. Diddy) for BiTM new single "The Black (2018)"

The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP Alabama Calling, which is scheduled to be released on August 31, 2018 through Cornelius Chapel Records. You can pre-order the EP here.

The band will be hitting the road this fall with Mustasch for 30 dates.

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BEiTTHEMEANS breakout EP Alabama Calling is the jewel crowning 15 years of crafting triumphantly authentic southern rock and roll. Recorded at Sonic Lounge Studios by Joe Viers (Marshall Tucker Band, Lydia Loveless), the album has a solid radio rock quality showcasing the Alabama power trio’s dynamic blues-infused melodic metal songwriting and electrifying performance. With lyrics and aesthetic flowing effortlessly from working class blues to the occult, they’ve been described as “Tom Petty and Clutch writing songs together” (Marty McCoy, Bobaflex), and have been featured on the hit FX drama Sons of Anarchy.

For fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, SRV, 16 Horsepower, QOTSA, Kings of Leon, and Mastodon.

Connect with the band: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify

HIVESMASHER is reuniting after their 3 year hiatus, come back show with ENEMY SOIL Aug. 18 in Brooklyn, NY

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After many rejected offers to reunite, we are excited to welcome back HIVESMASHER and announce their resurrecting performance on August 18. They will be supporting ENEMY SOIL at Brooklyn Bazaar. Early bird tickets are only $17. 

Click here to get your tickets now and track any future HIVESMASHER shows. 

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AUSTIN LUCAS is heading out on tour in support of his new album IMMORTAL AMERICANS

We are only three weeks away from the official start of Austin Lucas' tour promoting his new album IMMORTAL AMERICANSPre-order's are available now as he gets ready to come play it live at a venue near you. 

For ticket information and to track future shows head to Austin's BandsinTown

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BEITTHEMEANS is joining Swedish Heavy Metal act MUSTASCH on tour this Fall

Dates are out for MUSTASCH tour and will be featuring BEITTHEMEANS. Starting in Allston, Massachussets on September 6th they will be hitting 27 venues and bringing Southern Rock to you! You can catch them in your city by tracking Beitthemeans on Bandsintown.  

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AUSTIN LUCAS Premieres new single via American Songwriter

On August 17, Austin Lucas will release a new album, Immortal Americans. Following 2016’s Between The Moon And The MidwestImmortal Americansmarks Lucas’ first release since parting ways with label New West Records, and also follows major life events like Lucas’ finding sobriety and helping his partner get through cancer.

Lucas co-produced Immortal Americans with Will Johnson, known for his work both as a solo artist and with the band Centro-matic. The famed Steve Albini recorded and mixed the album.

Ahead of Immortal Americans‘ release, Lucas has shared the album’s title track. “Immortal Americans” begins as a slow lament for outsiders and underdogs, before eventually building to a melodic anthem that celebrates those who transcended their outsider statuses to find community with like-minded, compassionate folks.

“This song is dedicated to the outsiders and ‘freaks’ who grew up in small towns and the rural countrysides of America, the folks who discovered themselves and suffered for it when their identities fell outside of the mainstream,” Lucas says. “Hated at school, misunderstood at home, singled out by cops, chased through alleyways, and attacked by classmates and neighbors—too many of us experienced an alienating, anxious, and oftentimes scary childhood. However difficult these early experiences were, many of us were fortunate enough to find like-minded people. We created lifelong bonds, weathered numerous trials, lifted each other up, and became stronger, more compassionate human beings. I wrote this song for us.”

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