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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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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!

Slumber

On November 24th, 2023, the alternative rock scene witnessed a significant milestone as the talented singer-songwriter Flavus Nova made a triumphant return, gifting rock enthusiasts with her latest masterpiece, "Slumber."

This song marks her second official release to date, following her previous work, "Illusion," which was unveiled on April 29, 2022. After more than a year of anticipation, "Slumber" arrives at the opportune moment, not only showcasing Flavus Nova's prowess as a composer but also highlighting her growth as an artist. The evolution in her sound and the enhanced quality of production are evident, underscoring the notion that the best things often take time and are unquestionably worth the wait.

"Slumber" invites listeners into an immersive experience of Flavus Nova's emotional world, addressing the frustrations and struggles that can become significant challenges in our lives. The song features a masterful combination of a robust instrumental background with an intense synergy between percussion and bass lines, complemented by overdriven guitar riffs and string arrangements. This combination sets the stage for Flavus Nova's meticulous vocal performance, delivering a captivating vocal line with well-executed techniques such as vibrato and falsetto. The result is an enchanting sound that captivates listeners from the very start.

Drawing inspiration from influential bands such as The Cranberries, Radiohead, Paramore, and Fleetwood Mac, Flavus Nova manages to carve out her unique identity. Her voice and composition style become unmistakable with each new release, proving that she is poised to make a lasting impact on the music industry as her musical journey is just beginning.

Unfamiliar To Me

You don't need an immense number of musicians to create a great band. Iris Blue, the talented indie rock duo from Chicago, is a perfect testament to that. Comprising Quinn Pokora on guitars and lead vocals, and Dave Catanese on percussion, this incredible band is here to gift us their latest masterpiece titled "Unfamiliar to Me."

Blending elements of alternative rock, indie-rock, and pop-rock, both musicians combine their talents with incredible synergy that is palpable from the first note. This gives rise to a sound that achieves a perfect balance between studio production of the highest quality and an organic tone that manages to seep into the depths of the listeners' soul.

"Unfamiliar to Me" delves into the nostalgia and complexity of facing the feeling of being lost in oneself during our twenties. It's a time when we're unsure whether to pursue our dreams, continue fighting for an impossible love, or choose the safer path that life presents to us.

Through the use of various metaphors, a solid lyrical composition, and a sound that evokes a sense of calm, this song, despite carrying an intense message of reflection, invites us to stay calm in the storm and remain steadfast in our ideals even when they are difficult to attain.

Clearly, the guys from Iris Blue chose the challenging path, as music itself tends to be a journey full of ups and downs. However, the success each of their songs has had throughout their career proves that sometimes we give up just before finding what we have been yearning for. "Unfamiliar To Me" has accumulated almost 29,000 plays on Spotify to date, making it their most successful release to date and indicating a truly promising future for the band. It encourages listeners to venture into the things they desire most deeply and stay true to ourselves.

Carousel

The pandemic lockdown was an event that definitely marked our lives forever. While isolation gradually became a habit, many of us still feel that things never returned to how they were before. In the midst of this chaos, Ivan Beecroft, a talented musician and composer from Melbourne, Australia, emerges as an immensely relevant figure in the world of music, where his latest release invites us to reflect on this intense period of our lives that has left wounds still open to this day.

"Carousel," his latest studio release, officially premiered on June 15, 2021, and is now returning as his new promotional single, inviting us to experience how music sometimes not only shines for its magnificence in composition but also serves as a vehicle that carries a strong message.

By combining elements from various rock genres such as alternative, garage, and stoner rock, Ivan Beecroft showcases his skill not only as a musician but also as an incredible composer and lyricist. With an authentic sound that strikes the perfect balance between the nostalgia of the '90s rock scene and a powerful, modern sound with recording techniques, his music leaves a lasting impression on listeners from the first listen. His creations aim not only to captivate with the sound of electrifying electric guitar riffs, energetic percussion, and powerful voices that resonate like a true anthem of struggle but also because of the profound background hidden behind each of his songs.

Drawing inspiration from the renowned work "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by the acclaimed writer George Orwell, "Carousel" began to take shape spontaneously, becoming the true rock banger it is today. Ivan explains, "The inspiration for the song came from rereading George Orwell’s 1984 the month before - the song seemed to write itself one day in my dining room. During that time, there was a constant barrage of press conferences with slogans reminiscent of Orwellian Newspeak, such as 'staying apart keeps us together.'"

In this way, "Carousel" arrives to establish itself as a banner of struggle for our frustration, expressing what we all want to say but often omit due to a lack of courage.

Destroya

SIR-VERE makes a triumphant return to the music scene with their latest release, "Destroya." This rock anthem unfolds against the backdrop of the COVID-19 lockdown, vividly portraying the phenomenon of the sickness. Interestingly, the focus isn't solely on the pandemic itself, but rather on the paranoia within our own minds. Officially premiered on December 8, 2023, "Destroya" marks the band's third release of the year and has already accumulated nearly 8000 plays on Spotify to date. What sets it apart is that, much like their previous releases, this song comes in four different remix versions, featuring artists such as Rory Hoy, Vodzilla, and Sonale—showcasing the band's dynamism in adapting to various genres.

With an energetic and uplifting percussion, sharp guitar riffs, and commanding vocals, the song delves into the madness experienced during lockdown. It reflects on a period where individuals were left to their own devices in isolation while the government and society carried on as if everything were normal. The profound message of "Destroya" extends not only through the music and lyrics but also in its accompanying music video. Reminiscent of Architects' "These Colours Don't Run," the video boasts an impressive collection of high-quality images, capturing the listeners' attention and making a lasting impact from the very first seconds.

"Destroya" serves as a sneak peek of what's to come, as it is part of SIR-VERE's upcoming album, "Lovescope," scheduled for release on January 26, 2024, under Worldsound/Virgin Music Group.

No Rest

Gabriel A. Pentin, the mastermind behind the sensational band known as Self Torque, has re-entered the music scene with the release of "No Rest." Following the highly anticipated wait since the debut of "Impending Sense Of Doom," Self Torque's inaugural EP in February, the band is back to enchant rock enthusiasts worldwide.

Amidst the rapid changes of our world, "No Rest" emerges as an anthem for those navigating their own paths in life, often feeling overshadowed by expectations and overlooking the journey that brought them to the present. Gabriel elaborates on the song's origin, stating; “No Rest started from the frustration of not being able to write a song, the opening line is “When will the inspiration come, when will things start to be fun?” It’s kind of about not knowing where to start with life. It’s based on not being able to do anything in yourself, but also recognising how far you’ve come”.

Self Torque skillfully blends elements from various subgenres, encompassing punk rock, indie, and pop rock. This fusion creates a captivating musical journey from the onset of each song, evoking a profound sense of 90s nostalgia reminiscent of bands like AFI and Alkaline Trio, yet preserving the band's authentic and distinctive essence.

With an energetic sound and a genuine message, Self Torque's songs offer an experience akin to engaging in a profound conversation with oneself elevated to the next level. It's a dialogue where you can express anything and even challenge your own thoughts, presenting a fresh approach to self-reflection.

Smoked a Cigarette Instead

Looking for that 90's nostalgia? You came at the right place!

Monroe Moon, an electrifying rock band hailing from Grand Rapids, United States, skillfully captures the classic sound of the 90s alternative rock scene with a modern and innovative twist.
With a distinctive sonic identity that is truly unique, the band presents to our delight their latest studio work titled "Smoked a Cigarette Instead." The title itself piques curiosity at first glance, prompting us to want to uncover what lies behind its thematic allure.

Employing a lyrical composition method that blends the poetic and evocative, this song invites us to explore love and relationships from an intriguing perspective. Often, fear and uncertainty hinder the depth of these connections, yet this doesn't prevent us from savoring the spontaneity of the moment. The band explains, "Sometimes the best part of a romance is before it even begins."

Both the instrumentation and vocal performance in this piece complement the conveyed message flawlessly. While it asserts itself with a powerful sound of distorted guitars and leading vocals, echoing the intensity of romantic relationships, the percussion, on the other hand, moves at an unhurried pace, reflecting the calm and spontaneity of letting things unfold naturally.

"Smoked a Cigarette Instead" thus becomes that much-needed pause in our hurried world, offering a moment of respite for everyone.

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Blood Or Wine?

Saving Vice is an independent metalcore act from Vermont. Since their inception in 2017, they quickly gained notoriety in the New England metal scene with their unparalleled high-energy live performance and have since branched out on a national level with two full US headliners, multiple festival appearances and support outings with other renowned artists from the scene. Their music and live energy are paradoxically nostalgic as well as refreshing; reminiscent of classic, ‘09 metalcore blended with the contemporary genre trend. Their lyrics highlight real-world topics such as addiction, loss and heartbreak and their compositions are beautiful and melodic, yet unapologetically brutal and dark.

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.

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Over you

The dynamic rock band from Upland, United States, known as 'The Project,' has graced us with their latest masterpiece titled "Over You."

Marking their second-ever release in their discography, the band already made a powerful entrance into the rock music scene with their first single, "Best Days," which garnered almost 320k plays on Spotify. And why wouldn't it? The mastermind behind The Project is the renowned musician and songwriter James Davis, known for his work with the band "Shameless," which earned the title of Best Hard Rock Band at the Southern California Music Awards in 2006.

However, The Project represents a completely different venture this time around. With a modern and renewed sound, the band introduces a distinct premise by seamlessly blending elements from Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, and even incorporating some metal influences into their compositions. Their unique sound is captivating rock enthusiasts worldwide, as it effortlessly traverses between the classic era of rock and the contemporary panorama.

"Over You" boasts powerful guitar riffs, energetic drum fills, and catchy vocal lines that linger in the listener's mind even after the song concludes. One of its most noteworthy aspects is how it successfully merges the raw essence of rock music with impeccable guitar solos while the instrumentation skillfully balances the auditory experience with a strong melodic structure, creating the perfect mix that not only rock lovers can experience, but also anyone can enjoy listening to.

The band is currently in the studio, preparing for the release of their first album, which bears the same title as their debut single, "Best Days." As such, this collection of two rock gems provides a sneak peek into what awaits in the future. Undoubtedly, the forthcoming album is poised to be an epic musical experience that you won't want to miss so don't forget to give The Project a follow on Spotify!

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Garden Of Lies

Vermont post-rock outfit New Saviors have released their moody and immersive new single “Garden of Lies” across streaming platforms.

“Garden of Lies” is the follow-up to their Personal Hell EP, which was released earlier this year to great success. If you track the trajectories of any major act within the alternative music scene, it’s often experimentation and authenticity that kickstart a band’s grasp on the industry. New Saviors are ready for that kind of evolution and have delivered it with this latest single, exploring a dark and moody sonic landscape that would fit alongside notable acts as Imminence, Parkway Drive, and In This Moment.

New Saviors have always addressed topics that they hold close to them, but the message of “Garden of Lies” holds a tremendous weight like none other in their discography. “This song is our most ballsy callout to date,” says vocalist Mick King. She continues, “It’s about people who hide behind religion to justify their hateful words and actions. We poured our hearts, souls, and personal experiences into this track, and we want to use our platform to address issues like this because nobody has an excuse to do harm to others.”

“Garden of Lies” was mixed and mastered by Nick Matzkows (Attack Attack, Conquer Divide, Until I Wake), who brought a fresh voice and production quality to this single. New Saviors have consistent releases and touring scheduled through 2024, so get ready, because you’ll be seeing their name a lot in the months to follow.

DARK

Los Angeles-based cinematic rock band, Edge Of Paradise, invites you on a thrilling journey with their latest track, "DARK." As the fifth track from their latest album "Hologram," this song is a melodic metal masterpiece that delves into deep emotions and dynamic sounds. It's a cinematic experience that will take you on an immersive ride through the darkness and into the light.

"Hologram," Edge Of Paradise's fourth studio album, was released on July 14, 2023. It's their heaviest, most personal, and collaborative work to date, reflecting the challenges and adversity they've overcome in the music industry. Co-produced by the band and industry heavyweights like Mike Plotnikoff and Jacob Hansen, this collaboration has resulted in a top-quality production that immerses listeners in a world of pursuit, sacrifice, and perseverance against all cosmic odds, unveiling the key to building a new reality.

But Edge Of Paradise not only stands out for their impressive musical creations; they are also known for their electrifying and magnetic live performances. They recently went on tour with the metal eminences Lacuna Coil in May 2023 and the Grammy-nominated power metal band Dragonforce in October 2023, evidencing that Edge Of Paradise has landed on the global stage to stay and leave a mark on the musical history.

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Speak Up

Five-piece alternative rock outfit, Order Of Owls, hailing from Melbourne, Australia, has just unleashed their latest powerhouse track, "Speak Up." Following the success of their debut release, "Freedom(ination)," which has amassed over 8,500 plays on Spotify, the band remains dedicated to their musical journey. "Speak Up," their second official single, premiered on December 1st, 2023, marking a promising continuation of Order Of Owls' evolving discography.

By blending elements from hard rock and metal, the band crafts a compelling sonic experience that traverses an intense melodic atmosphere led by a masterful vocal line. The instrumental background arrangements, reminiscent of post-hardcore/classic alt-metal elements, provides the necessary backdrop to convey the song's poignant message.

With "Speak Up," Order Of Owls delves deep into the tumultuous terrain of depression, capturing the nuanced emotions associated with its vacillations. The band explains: "he ultimate message behind the song is that anyone feeling it isn't alone. They're part of a community of people where the vulnerability and exposure of expression can seem daunting. Speaking about it is the most effective way of regaining agency and to learn how to regulate to facilitate connection." This track underscores that Order Of Owls' musical odyssey is only just beginning.

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!

Héroes

With an aggressive and spine-chilling sound, the guys from Burning the Sickness, hailing from Curicó, Chile, promise to shake you with this single. Drawing influences from bands from the other side of the world, Burning the Sickness possesses a powerful sound that prominently features low tunings and downtempo breakdowns. "Heroes" is the second promotional single from their debut studio album titled "Abyss," set to be released in december 2023.et to be released later this year in 2023.

Drown

Canadian metalcore outfit The Northern have released “Drown,” the second single in partnership with Blood Blast Distribution.

Still riding the success of “Usurper,” which was deemed “a sonic experience that is both cathartic and thought-provoking,” The Northern are keeping their momentum at an all-time high with the release of “Drown.” Galloping instrumentation, passionate lyricism, and soaring melodies only begin to describe the sonic experience throughout this meaningful anthem of finding hope in the shadows.

Vocalist Mike Cutway describes his perspectives on the lyrical themes of the track, “It was a self reflection on how I was feeling. I wanted something to give me a glimmer of hope in a negative moment in time when all I wanted was things to end. I knew that if I remained optimistic, I may find a light in the darkest of times.” A feeling I’m sure many of The Northern’s new and long-time listeners alike can relate to.

Drummer Adam Linka adds to the sentiment, “It’s about drowning in your own negative thoughts and the growing pains of becoming an adult, realizing what life is all about. How when we’re kids anything seems possible, we think all people have good intentions, we’re filled with imagination and optimism, only to find out the world can be an ugly and scary place sometimes. The take away though, is that life can still be beautiful and that everybody goes through hard times. Live in the present and don’t let your past consume you.” Truly words of wisdom for all of us to embrace.

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