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Genre Synergy™ is where musical kindred spirits unite!

Each day, we curate the finest and best new tracks across various genres. From Indie-Rock to Alternative Pop to Metal & Hard-Rock, find your next favorite tune here.

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This Feeling

The purest essence of garage rock takes center stage today at Bad Wolf Records, and its brought to you by our friends from the band Oceanless. hailing from the vibrant city of Manchester yhey have kindly shared with all of us their latest studio release, titled "This Feeling."

Oceanless have been working tirelessly since their formation in 2023, constantly visiting the recording studio and bringing with them numerous outstanding songs like "Medication" and "Isolation," both collectively amassing over 7,000 streams on Spotify. However, this particular release promises to be their most prominent and ambitious to date.

"This Feeling" marks their sixth installment within an impressive discography and is also their first release of the year 2024. It not only showcases an evolution in their electrifying sound but also reflects a method of composition that showcases spectacular production work. They have collaborated with none other than Sean Mbaya, a renowned producer who mixed Noel Gallagher's "Blue Moon Rising," propelling it to the top of the UK music charts with the album "Back the Way We Came."

Oceanless is undoubtedly one of those bands that have much to offer to their audience and that's exactly what makes them stand out in the crowd. With a palpable authenticity, their music combines an exquisite blend of musical devices that incorporates elements of alternative rock, indie, and pop-rock. They reveal the very essence of that organic and analog sound of garage rock but with modern recording techniques, creating a balance between the nostalgia of the 90's & 80's golden era of rock but with an impressive audio quality.

However, this release not only shines for its impressive level of production and composition, but also delves into an intricate theme that captures the emotional journey of learning when it's time to let things go. To grow up in life. With an uplifting aura that feels liberating, guitar riffs that assert themselves with impressive rawness, and empowering vocal melodic lines, "This Feeling" is a true anthem that will resonate with the depths of your emotions, pulling out your pain and exchanging it for pure adrenaline.

All In Good Time

The rebellious and fierce spirit of British indie-rock returns to the forefront with Live Wire and their new studio release, "All In Good Time." With a unique swagger that reveals the boldness and courage of their lyrics, coupled with an unmistakable energy palpable in their sound, this incredible band from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, comprised of five talented young musicians, undoubtedly embodies the very essence of the madness and rawness of rock in its purest state.

"All In Good Time," officially released on January 12th, establishes itself as the eighth release within an impressive discography that unveils the authenticity of their unique sound. It combines numerous elements from different genres such as punk rock, alternative rock, and even glam rock, creating an experience that will unleash your wildest side. However, "All In Good Time" somehow feels different from the rest. This song immediately stands out, taking the concept of 'garage rock' to new horizons, as its characteristic blend is revealed with a more organic and vibrant essence, as if you were witnessing the band performing live, right through your headphones. This should not be confused with annoying distortions or unwanted saturations; on the contrary, Live Wire has simply done a masterful job balancing the sound of each instrument in the stereo field. They focus the mid and high frequencies on the left channel, while the lower frequencies resonate in the right channel, generating an incredible sense of depth that is perceptible from the beginning.

"All In Good Time" not only shines for its impressive sound but also, through its lyrics and themes, reveals what all rock enthusiasts have to go through at some point (especially if you play in a rock band). Success, heartbreaks, internal conflicts, existential doubts, and daily complications—this song has it all to become your life's soundtrack. You can feel not only understood but also enjoy the drama at the same time, knowing that music will always be your safe haven to return to when things don't go as expected.

Peter Meter

Sometimes, our loved ones try to make our lives easier by offering advice. However, being so young, we often choose to ignore them, forgetting the fact that they were once young too, only to later realize that they were absolutely right. Does this sound familiar to you?

"Madam Who?"—a talented singer and songwriter from Pittsville, Maryland—has come to Bad Wolf Records today to showcase how, through her inspiring rock spirit, the advice from her grandmother 'Rita' began to make sense even 20 years later, with the release of her latest single titled "Peter Meter."

Within the vast and incredible discography that this artist has created over the last four years—comprising numerous promotional singles and a full-length album—"Peter Meter," officially released on January 19, 2024, stands as her latest release and the first of this new year. It not only highlights her talent for consistently delivering captivating musical pieces to her fans but also underscores her unwavering commitment to staying active in the music scene.

This song shares a very intimate fiber of the artist with listeners, describing the cheekiness and audacity of her grandmother's advice in those youthful days. However, thanks to her artistic approach and inexhaustible creativity, she conveys this message in an impressively captivating way by blending her electrifying rock-and-roll sound with just the right touch of humor.

"Peter Meter" also comes with its own music video, in which the artist embodies her grandmother, Rita. In a quite bold tone, Grandma Rita discomforts her younger self, revealing her secrets for succeeding in teenage romances.

Haven't seen it yet? Go on! Grandma Rita's advice will never get old.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnQ30PAPeeg

Bring Me The Sky

January 19, 2024, marks a significant date for the acclaimed indie-rock band Sunburn, who, from the distant lands of Dublin, Ireland, have rapidly gained ground in the music scene, reaching tens of thousands of fans not only in their homeland but also across the internet worldwide. This particular date signifies not only their first release of the new year but also establishes their fifth promotional single in their discography. Under the title of 'Bring Me The Sky,' this incredible band, consisting of its four young and talented members, brings forth a deep and emotional auditory experience that delves into introspection and the search for personal meaning, inviting listeners to explore a necessary space for self-reflection.

Through their captivating lyrics, infused with impressive literary composition devices, numerous visual references, and meaningful metaphors alongside their intensely atmospheric and nostalgic sound, the band vividly depicts their narrative, piercing the most intimate fibers of the listeners from the very first seconds, creating an instantaneous sense of calm and emotionality at the same time. Their characteristic sound, which blends elements from alternative rock and post-rock, strikes the perfect balance to generate a colorful auditory experience with incredible sonic depth, freely traveling through the stereo channel and pulling the audience inside of it.

This is the closest you will get to death without actually dying. Thus, 'Bring Me The Sky' feels like ascending to the sky, or at least how we imagine death itself, where we can see our life unfold before our eyes, reminiscing about the good moments and simultaneously recalling those painful times.

Destiny Road (Remix)

What happens when you blend classical elements with modern production techniques? It's pure magic! "Destiny Road," the rock anthem by the musical mastermind Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions, is here to delight us with a reimagined version of its original counterpart from 1997 in its remixed form.

This captivating project seamlessly merges the expertise of numerous international talents in the rock scene, with renowned musicians Gary Dranow leading the band and Klim Apalkov overseeing the new production process. In this song, the band invites us to explore Dranow's deep appreciation for the sense of belonging and the quest for our true home as he navigates through life.

With an enchanting lyrical composition, "Destiny Road" paints vivid images in the minds of listeners, utilizing powerful metaphors to guide them on an intense journey towards an ideal place we all aspire to reach in the course of our lives. However, this song's brilliance extends beyond its theme; the music itself electrifies with a combination of classic guitar riffs, energetic percussion fills, and commanding vocals that align perfectly with the song's message, making it a true anthem for this emotional journey that encourages us to remain steadfast and optimistic.

We invite you to experience this rock gem and explore Gary Dranow's and The Manic Emotions' complete discography, which is already available on all music platforms!

Revenge of the ScarJo

Hailing from Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, The Margaret Hooligans stand as a powerful band not only redefining the alternative and indie rock sound but also leaving an indelible mark on the current musical scene. With their latest release, 'Revenge Of The ScarJo,' officially launched on October 24, 2023, this talented musical duo offers a sneak peek into what's to come on their upcoming fourth album, 'ThunderHole Rock n’ Roll,' set to be released soon.

Their sound incorporates elements from various sub-genres of rock, ranging from the rawest Noise Rock and Garage to elements of alternative hard rock, creating an immersive experience that will draw you into their organic and electrifying sound. 'Revenge of the ScarJo' results in an effective combination of musical devices that evoke the essence of a vintage record, yet with the best qualities of modern recording techniques, creating a captivating sonic landscape that balances both aspects perfectly.

Who or What I Was Before

From the vibrant streets of Los Angeles, California, Eddie Cohn, the eminence of alternative rock, arrives with his first release of 2024 featuring one of his most cherished musical gems, under the title of "Who or What I Was Before."

Inspired by the raw and electrifying sound of 90s rock and questioning himself, "Isn't the world ready for the return of this magnificent genre?" Eddie returns once again to present his latest studio work, striking a perfect balance between elements of grunge, indie rock, and pop rock.

Officially released on January 12, 2023, "Who or What I Was Before" has undoubtedly achieved Eddie's goal of keeping the spirit of rock at its peak. This incredible song feels like compressing the entire decade of the 90s into just 2 minutes and 50 seconds. Its captivating structure with constant rhythmic changes, combined with Eddie's ability to blend numerous vocal interpretation techniques and outstanding guitar sound effects, immediately evokes a sense of nostalgia in listeners.

Some of our team found similarities with Soundgarden, while others mentioned Bon Jovi during the "It's My Life" era. Some other even highlighted those sections where the combination of palm muting with drum-focused fills reminiscent of Blink-182's late '90s and early 2000s pop-punk. Well, the possibilities are simply endless! This is one of those songs where everyone will find their dose of nostalgia from the good old times, and many will feel familiar with its sound.

Highly recommended!!!! With this song, Eddie has sent us back in a time capsule 30 years ago, but with a refreshed sound and the use of modern production techniques, creating the perfect balance between both aspects to bring rock back to the pinnacle of popularity.

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Into The Otherside

November 24, 2023, marks a significant milestone for The Listros, a talented musical duo hailing from Toronto, Canada, as they debut in the musical scene with the release of their first rock anthem titled "Into The Otherside."
Comprising the brothers Sean and Evan Listro, The Listros have truly shaken the current music panorama with this release. They immediately stood out in the crowd, thanks to their energetic and electrifying sound, already accumulating over 7000 plays on Spotify.

But what sets this band apart? It's their ability to merge and mix a wide range of rock sub-genres into a single entity—from garage rock with a strong 90's raw sound influence to elements of indie and pop rock. They create their own reimagination of what Alternative rock means.

"Into the Otherside" is just the beginning of their musical journey, offering a small sneak peek of what's to come. Currently in the studio, they are preparing their forthcoming debut EP with the participation of renowned musicians such as Exclap (2x Juno and 2x Gold Winning Songwriter & Producer) and Ross Hayes (Juno Nominated Producer). This collaboration proves that The Listros are here to stay and leave a lasting mark on music history.

Gods & Devils

The powerful energy of Thrash Metal and the dark essence of Death Metal converge in the latest release from New Zealand's four-piece band, Just One Fix. Unleashing their sonic onslaught on the world, the band delivers a relentless assault characterized by rapid drum fills that fray your nerves, the heaviest guitar riffs ever created, and a sharp bass tone that will send shivers down your spine. These musicians waste no time in hitting you with a massive punch in the face with their music, where their monstrous vocals will summon demons to earth.

Just One Fix's distinctive sound seamlessly fuses elements of both genres in a masterful way, offering a unique listening experience that channels the spirit of iconic bands from the past decade while infusing a modern touch through production techniques, creating the perfect balance between an organic sound with incredible definition at the same time. The result elevates the majesty of the genre to new heights.

"Gods And Devils," officially unveiled on January 19, 2024, stands out as one of their most remarkable songs to date. Not only does it mark their inaugural release of the year, but it also signifies their return since 2017's "Death In The Family." This comeback showcases a revitalized and evolved sound, a testament to the band's commitment to delivering fresh and compelling music to their global fanbase.

In this track, Just One Fix delves into intricate themes such as the perpetual struggle for freedom amid the oppressive forces of church and state. Interestingly, the lyrics poignantly reflect the current global crisis as well, suggesting an unending cycle of turmoil, serving as a vivid portrait of the turbulent times we live in and providing an incredible thought-provoking experience for those who listen.

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Inversion

Los Angeles metal scene has just been shaken by "Inversion," the new single from the talented singer and songwriter Natalia Quest. Officially premiered on December 9, 2023, "Inversion" lives up to its title, inviting listeners to experience a small dose of reality by focusing on harsh aspects such as war, genocide, mind control, false prophets, and, above all, the unnatural ideas driven by shadow powers that infiltrate our daily lives.

These days, it seems like we've been too busy scrolling through Instagram reels and sharing the latest TikTok videos on our social media. Well then...hello? Is anyone there? The world is falling apart out there in case you haven't noticed.

Natalia explains, "Everyone believes they are too small to change anything, to make an impact. One day, I pondered - what can I do with the tools available to me? Write and sing a song."

In this way, Natalia Quest emerges as a figure of resistance seeking to awaken the consciousness of the new generations, those born in the midst of this social crisis who view the societal decay around them with naturalness and even indifference. Through her captivating lyrics, she invites listeners to delve into this intricate theme in a friendly and approachable manner. Her enchanting angelic voice contrasts with the wonderful cinematic background instrumentation, like light in the midst of darkness, evoking a strong feeling of hope even when her lyrics are full of uncomfortable truths. Fans of genres such as gothic metal and progressive rock will undoubtedly be captivated not only by this release but also by Natalia's unique style. Besides standing out for its incredible production quality, her music always carries a relevant message for all listeners.

We invite all our community to catch "Inversion" on Bad Wolf Radio during the months of January and February. Also, you should definitely explore Natalia's full discography on Spotify; it is undoubtedly an experience worth the time. Don't forget to follow Natalia Quest on her social media to stay updated about her latest news and upcoming releases!

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Scars

Hostile Array is a metalcore and post-hardcore band originating from Maryland, United States. It was formed in 2017 and has gained recognition for its aggressive music and socially and politically charged lyrics. The band lineup includes Brendan Frey on lead vocals, Garrison Frey on guitar and backing vocals, Hector Fernandez on guitar, Brody Barbour on bass, and Fredy Menjivar on drums. They have released a studio album titled "Hostile Array" in 2017, which includes songs like "Devoid," "Newspeak," and "Warmonger," as well as several promotional singles. One of their standout singles is "Scars," which is part of their latest EP titled "Trauma."

Roots

Deadweight, an outstanding metalcore band from Tampa, United States, has just released their latest banger called "Roots." Comprised of Eric Stillwell, Ronnie Cooper, Brandon Weaver, and Jacob Merkley, this band is ready to blow your mind with their heavy breakdowns and two-step sections designed to get even your 80-year old grandpa into the pit. Drawing inspiration from bands like Currents, Wage War, and Hollow Front, Deadweight has managed to craft a unique signature sound that sets them apart in the American core scene. "Roots" is also part of their upcoming EP titled "In Darkness Is Light," set to be released on October 13th. Be sure to follow Deadweight on their social media to stay updated about this highly anticipated release!

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Venom

"Venom" by the american metalcore band In Shallows, is a captivating song that talks about an intense and self-destructive emotional experience in a relationship. The lyrics depict the protagonist struggling with negative feelings and an addiction or dependency on someone who harms them. The metaphor of "venom" is used to represent the toxic and detrimental influence that person has on the protagonist's life. Throughout the song, there is a sense of being trapped, and how this feeling gradually deteriorates their emotional well-being.

Armageddon

Kelsie Kimberlin is an American-Ukrainian singer who lives in Washington, DC. She recently visited Ukraine to demonstrate her strong support for her other homeland, Ukraine, in this time of Russia's brutal war against them. For several weeks, she has been doing a lot of humanitarian work - visiting the Ukrainian military, a hospital, a refugee center, orphanages, filming the consequences of the heinous crimes of the russian army on their territory. In this way "Armageddon" is a powerful anthem of resilience and hope and it serves as a testament to Ukraine's unwavering determination to prevent the impending Armageddon that was set in motion in 2014 and escalated in 2022. Inspired by President Zelensky's impassioned call at the Grammy's, urging artists to unite in support of Ukraine, "Armageddon" is Kelsie's contribution to this critical cause.

Fahrenheit

That dystopian world that Hollywood has depicted in all those science fiction movies is no longer just a speculation and appreciation about our future. Madness is here and happening right under our noses!
"Fahrenheit," the new single from Led to Ruin, an electrifying metal and alternative rock band hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana, squarely focuses on this phenomenon, faithfully portraying the harsh reality of our decaying world.

Inspired by the novel "Fahrenheit 451" by the renowned writer Ray Bradbury, from which it takes its title, this song, across its almost four minutes, results in an immersive auditory experience that will lead listeners to delve into the darkest aspects of our current reality. It touches on themes such as the decline of modern society and the oppressive control of politics over our actions and decisions.

With prominent percussion, exquisitely distorted guitars, and vocals that resonate like a true anthem of resistance, "Fahrenheit" is undoubtedly a work that goes beyond shining for its musical magnificence in terms of composition and production. It aims to create an "awakening" in listeners, as its characteristic and skillful combination of powerful instrumentation and impactful lyrics is carefully crafted to shake even the last of your nerve endings.

Officially released on December 1, 2023, "Fahrenheit" establishes itself as the band's third single on their discography, amassing nearly 10,000 plays on Spotify and over 7,000 monthly listeners, suggesting that Led To Ruin has come to make an indelible mark on the music scene, shining not only for their sonic authenticity but also for their profound and engaging themes.

Velvet Sky

Empty Machines, the promising alternative rock band hailing from Glasgow, United Kingdom, is comprised of two talented musicians: Thomas Crawford and Jodie Helena. Initially conceived as an instrumental project led by the talented multi-instrumentalist Thomas, the later addition of Jodie, with her incredible vocal performance, brought to life this extraordinary band that embodies the purest essence of experimental rock.

Similar to cult films that keep the audience on the edge of their seats from start to finish, their latest studio release, "Velvet Sky," stands a musical gem that manages to captivate the listener throughout its 3 minutes and 47 seconds. In this musical journey, the deep dark aura that accompanies the essence of this song intertwines with synthesizers, creating harmonies and intricate layers of sound that provide a high-quality auditory experience, promising to challenge your senses with every chord and note.

With prominent percussion, heavy distorted guitars, and a spectacular vocal performance, Empty Machines succeeds in capturing the very essence of auditory experimentation. The fusion of musical elements results in a piece of work that not only awakens the senses but also leads the audience to explore new sonic horizons.

"Velvet Sky," officially released on December 15, 2023, establishes itself as the band's second promotional single, following "Luna," which has already accumulated over 8,000 plays on Spotify and made its debut on BBC Radio 1. This not only showcases the positive reception the band has received but also highlights how this promising duo is quickly making an indelible mark on the rock scene. Their creativity and musical innovation have been decisive factors in defining their unmistakable auditory fingerprint. When you listen to Empty Machines, you know it's something you haven't heard before.

"Velvet Sky" also features a captivating music video that complements the band's proposal, immersing the listener even further into that feeling of suspense and anticipation. This video is already available on YouTube, and you can find it by clicking the YouTube link below. (Strongly Recommended)

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