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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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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.

Country Stroll

In a world filled with a variety of artists, different music genres, and trends, Ari Joshua has simply decided to stand out and make history. This talented Psychedelic Jazz guitarist from Seattle has not only captivated thousands of listeners worldwide with his characteristic way of caressing the strings of his electric guitar but also for being the man who has managed to create the most exciting and impressive artistic collaborations of recent times, bringing together the most skilled and talented musicians from the underground scene. If you're one of our loyal followers, you're probably already familiar with his name, as Ari Joshua has already graciously shared one of his most precious pieces with all of us; "Dragons Layer," which we had the pleasure of experiencing on Bad Wolf Radio during the months of September and October 2023.
This time around, Ari Joshua returns doubling down to delight us with his latest studio release titled "Country Stroll." A tribute to the legendary guitarist Bill Frisell, known for his eclectic approach and ability to merge different music genres, including jazz, country, folk, blues, and classical music.

As usual, Ari always has a surprise for us, and it turns out that this incredible release also features the collaboration of the talented musicians Billy Martin and John Medeski, whom you may already know from "Dragons Layer" or hits like "Let's Do It Right Now." The synergy existing in this musical trio is undoubtedly evident from the very beginning. While retaining the effervescence of their experimental sound, this time they infuse it with the pure elegance of jazz, complementing the musical proposal and taking it to new horizons.

"Country Stroll" marks a significant milestone in Ari Joshua's epic musical journey, establishing itself as the third single from this magnificent collaboration and the fourth release together. With Chris Bittner of Applehead Recording handling the sound engineering, Ed Brooks of Resonant Mastering in charge of the mastering process, and Ari Raskin of Deepwater Studios in the mix, "Country Stroll" radiates in its highest quality as an auditory experience, one of those pieces that will undoubtedly carve its place in history and should be preserved in a time capsule for the day when extraterrestrials come across it in space and find us.

Imagine aliens stumbling upon this masterpiece in space and thinking; "Wow, these earthlings sure know how to have fun!” (We didn't believe in aliens until recently, thanks Ari for that!) 🛸

I'm A Man

Gary Dranow, the legend of rock 'n' roll, returns to delight us once again with his powerful and electrifying sound in one of his most remarkable releases; "I'm A Man." A genuine anthem of empowerment that invites us to embrace personal growth and emotional maturity.

Officially released in August 2023 and currently back on the charts as one of his most popular songs, "I'm a Man" encapsulates the pure spirit of Rock 'n' Roll. With distorted guitars, prominent and energetic percussion, and the vibrant sound of the harmonica, this song becomes the perfect backdrop for self-reflection, urging us to look back on the path we've traveled and feel stronger as a result of the experiences we've faced in the past.

The captivating story behind this song focuses on the narrator's personal evolution through life experiences. With an affirming tone, the narrator acknowledges being "a man," not only referring to physical masculinity but also to the strength and wisdom acquired throughout life and past experiences.

"I'm A Man" arrives at the right moment to make noise and boldly establish itself in the current social landscape, where traditional notions of masculinity are challenged, and the "deconstruction of masculinity" seems to be the prevailing politically correct discourse. Gary Dranow fearlessly acknowledges the facts that have shaped him into a grown man, showing us that even our past, including the challenging experiences, serves as the fuel that propels us forward and makes us stronger every day.

Someone

Bromsen, the dynamic indie-rock duo from Berlin, Germany, has come to Bad Wolf Records today to delight us all with their latest studio masterpiece, "Someone."

The unique and unmistakable style of this band is once again evident in this spectacular composition, characterized by creating the perfect balance between elements from 80s synth-pop and a prominent and energetic hard rock essence. It mixes catchy melodies with the power and rawness of rock 'n' roll in its purest form, inviting you to dance and headbang at the same time (Do what you feel is best; this is exactly what this song is about).

"Someone" challenges the listener to confront, once and for all, the conflict that accompanies us throughout our lives: to fit into society or to be happy? From a young age, we experience this internal struggle, a tug of war between whether we should let our authenticity flow or conform to social standards to please others. Interestingly, this feeling persists even as we reach mental maturity, making Bromsen's message in this song undoubtedly a universal theme that will deeply resonate with listeners. It invites them to embrace their true personality with spontaneity, celebrating the essence of individuality and uniqueness.

Officially released on January 12, 2024, this song establishes itself as their fifth promotional single in their discography and serves as a sneak peek of what their upcoming studio album, "Brothers In Mind," will bring,
which is set to be released in just under a month. Don't forget to mark your calendars for February 16! ;)

COMING.GOING.

With the Bad Wolf Records team, one day we were discussing what is better: a mix where you can distinguish all the instruments and almost pinpoint the position of each voice in the stereo field, or, much like a well-prepared Margarita, you can't quite make out its ingredients but the blend is simply out of this world. Well, you might assume that with the Margarita argument, I obviously won the discussion, and that's precisely what the talented Benjamin Davies (better known by his stage name VELIKA VELIKA) brings us with his latest studio release, "COMING.GOING." - a production that revives the raw and electrifying essence of indie-rock.

Ditching modern production techniques for a completely organic sound that feels vivid to your senses, this incredible song perfectly reflects the essence of garage rock and indie rock at its peak. With an impeccable use of dynamic range combined with a sound reminiscent of analog recordings, "COMING.GOING." is simply a true musical gem that fans of bands like Beck, Sufjan, The Paranoyds, and Metric will undoubtedly appreciate.

An interesting aspect of VELIKA VELIKA as a band is that it's a one-man band. Yes, you heard it right; since Benjamin, after being expelled from his brother's band, decided to create his own project, showcasing brilliant skills in percussion, bass, guitar, and vocals. (Sorry for your brother; you were undoubtedly the heart of that band). But well... we're not here for sentimentality; Velika Velika precisely reflects that rebellious essence of british indie rock that invites listeners to an authentic and immersive auditory experience from start to finish. If you don't believe us, listen along with his other single "Sees The Sun" which has an amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing music video.

Ball&Chain (with The Smackbar)

Today at Bad Wolf Records, we are pleased to welcome the incredible band Eruption Artistique, a musical collective hailing from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Comprising talented musicians who join forces to completely shake up the current music scene.

Their latest studio release, "Ball&Chain (With the Smackbar)," was officially premiered on December 11th. This song serves as their second single of 2023, emerging as a successful collaboration that blends elements from various musical genres, making it nearly impossible to categorize this band into a single genre. However, they carry the essence of rock deep within their melodies, sharp guitar riffs, and a powerful percussion.

The authenticity of Eruption Artistique is palpable from the first note. Its a band full of energy and euphoria, not only capable of creating incredibly catchy songs but also delivering an auditory experience that heightens the senses. With a comprehensive and rich instrumentation that magnificently employs numerous musical instruments, some of which are unconventional in the rock genre, such as the saxophone and minor percussion elements, they create a sonic amalgamation that gives rise to a vibrant mixture, imbuing it with a spontaneous and organic character.

Regarding their incredible instrumental work, Sara, the vocalist, asserts herself with originality and incredible flair. Her melodies traverse powerful vocal lines with filtering effects that inspire a sense of empowerment, transitioning to harmonies that are simply celestial, inviting the listener to undergo a complete auditory catharsis.

Another noteworthy aspect is how they craft their own structure in each of their songs. For instance, in "Ball&Chain," their electrifying guitar solos not only hold a distinct place within the song but also serve as a bridge, connecting its different sections in a unique manner. In this way, Eruption Artistique is one of those bands that seamlessly merge the creativity of the human mind with the skill of music as a discipline, providing an incredible surprise from the first listen. They are the kind of band you hear on the radio or in a movie soundtrack, making you go crazy to write down their name anywhere as fast as possible, then search for them on Spotify to immerse yourself in their discography.

Eruption Artistique is undoubtedly an incredible discovery for anyone fortunate enough to experience their music. That's why we're making things easy for you now. Catch them on Bad Wolf Radio during December/January on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays! Also, don't forget to give them a follow on their socials; 🤘

Love On Hold

Ready to experience the the purest essence of garage-rock? introducing wht.rbbt.obj, an electryfing indie rock band from the vibrant city of Chicago, Illinois that delights us today with their latest single titled "Love On Hold".

wht.rbbt.obj ("White Rabbit Object") is a "femme fatale" fronted, guitar driven alternative rock band that originally started as a secret side project for a married couple, Frank and River Rabbitte. Nowadays, the band has gathered new talents and evolved into a formidable four-piece group.

Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of subgenres within the rock music realm, wht.rbbt.obj showcases their ability to seamlessly blend elements from punk, garage, and alternative rock, resulting in a exciting and immersive experience. With "Love On Hold," they've channeled their eclectic influences into a musical masterpiece that is sure to send shivers down your spine from the very first notes!

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Stand and Deliver

Blueprint Tokyo, an electrifying rock band hailing from Oklahoma City, US have unveiled their latest single, 'Stand and Deliver,' on October 4, 2023. This piano-driven, hook-filled indie ballad delves into themes of honesty in conversations and the strength found in building lasting relationships.

The band has been on a journey of artistic growth and musical evolution, where they infuse their music with total authenticity and originality, by blending different elements to create a signature sound that makes them stand out in the musical panorama. 'Stand and Deliver' marks the next step in their creative evolution, representing their commitment to pushing musical boundaries.

The song swiftly took shape for band members Kevin Dawson and Andy Hale. Kevin expressed his excitement about the song, stating, "We grew as songwriters during 'Say Anything,' (previous release) and now 'Stand and Deliver' continues that journey. It's all about introspection, looking within ourselves." He further explained the song's essence, "As we age, we become more guarded about our feelings, even though we long for something more profound. 'Stand and Deliver' is a testament to these deeper desires."
Blueprint Tokyo is ready to take the stage once again, and 'Stand and Deliver' is a calling card they're proud to share with their audience. It not only showcases their undeniable talent but also their dedication to delivering powerful, meaningful music to their fans.

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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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.

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Killing Stalking

Trummerkind, the gothic post-punk trio hailing from Exeter, is here to mesmerize with their recently released single, "Killing Stalking." With Rowen Silvester on vocals and bass guitar, Robert Silvester on drums, and Oli Sturdy on guitar, they're a force to be reckoned with.

Drawing inspiration from influential acts like My Chemical Romance, Rammstein, and theatrical gothic and post-punk sounds, Trummerkind has crafted a unique sound that's both haunting and powerful.

Their musical journey began in 2022, and they've already made waves with their immersive narrative and unique soundscapes. In fact, Trummerkind's music has been described as a bold exploration of the human psyche, an unflinching testament to the power of music to both entertain and provoke thought.

"Killing Stalking" is more than just a song; it's a journey into the chilling underbelly of success, inspired by the "Killing Stalking" (Manga Edition) Series. Recorded in Exeter, UK, at Oli's Attic Studio, and remixed and remastered by Duncan Chave, this track is a testament to Trummerkind's artistic finesse and innovation.

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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Heavy

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 "Heavy," which is part of their latest EP titled "Trauma."

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.

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.

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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