Having recently uncaged his sophomore album the mockingbird & THE CROW for the world via Big Loud Records/Big Loud Rock, HARDY is embarking on a chapter that can only be described as “country-meets-hardcore chaos” (Alternative Press). Yesterday, HARDY's album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #4, a significant achievement - his first Top 10 debut and the first rock album to reach #4 since Red Hot Chili Peppers last year.

The “stylistically unpredictable” (Billboard) shapeshifter carves a lane all his own across 17 original...

Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants MEGADETH, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal LAMB OF GOD, will join bassist David Ellefson in the creation of MEGADETH’s anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive...

Blazing out of the blocks with two and half minutes of pure power pop, Ash made their traditional ‘Ash Wednesday’ return with ‘Cocoon’, the first single from their forthcoming studio album ‘Kablammo!’. ‘Kablammo!’ is going to be released on May 25th , 2015 on earMUSIC.

“It’s Ash at their frenetic best” says drummer Rick McMurray. “A wall of guitars and a shot of adrenaline with a sweet melodic chaser.” A...

‘Sticky Fingers,’ one of the most revered albums in the storied catalogue of the legendary Rolling Stones, is set to enthrall a new generation of admirers. The 1971 classic — which captured the band at the absolute peak of their powers, on timeless tracks such as ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Wild Horses,’ ‘Bitch,’ ‘Sister Morphine’ and ‘Dead Flowers’ — will be reissued by Universal Music in a variety of formats worldwide on...

Native from Reims, a city in France where are living some famous French touch artists such as Brodinski and Yuksek among others, Amandine (The Girl) put her songs into the experts hands of Guillaume Brière (The Shoes).

Inspired by the likes of Madonna or Lykke Li, About The Girl delivers a catchy pop sound that speaks to both heart & legs, bouncy songs with a light touch of melancholy.

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Lapalux will release his new album Lustmore on 6th April 2015 via Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint. The follow-up to 2011's Nostalchic, Lustmore is loosely based on the experience of hypnogogia (a transitional state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep) and features collaborations with two stunning British vocalists Andreya Triana and Szjerdene, - streaming now on Lapalux's soundcloud and Factmag: https://soundcloud.com/lapalux/closure-ft-szjerdene/

Lapalux knew where and how his sound should change...

Stop Making Sense’s stellar line up for 2015 just keeps getting stronger with a batch of new heavyweights joining Skream, Jackmaster, Anja Schneider, Nick Höppner, Anthony Naples et al in the idyllic Garden Tisno. The inimitable DJ Koze, one of Germany’s most legendary DJs and producers, will be headlining the Tessellate boat party on Friday and delivering what is sure to be one of the set highlights of the whole...

With a slew of spooked, sultry tracks emerging online late last year, Francesca Belmonte slowly but surely emerged as one of the most fascinating new talents out there today, trafficking in her very own distinct vein of freaked pop which seamlessly blended in R n’B, soul, club, electronica, avant-garde and much more to hypnotic effect. Now, with her debut LP “Anima”, Belmonte finally unveils that distinctive vision in full, with...

Very often a tension can happen between music and picture that is about chance and a kind of unknowingness that can be really amazing. Just by putting together two things that were created in isolation, music and film, suddenly something quite magical can happen.” - Nick Cave

Watch a trailer featuring original music from the film: http://smarturl.it/loindeshommesvid. The latest ravishing score by Cave and Ellis is for director David...

“Midnight Walking” is the immediately infectious third single of “Big Music”, and very reminiscent of the booming sounds of 1984’s “Sparkle In The Rain”. “Big Music” is Simple Minds’ 16th album, a swaggering collection that reiterates the band’s world-class credentials which hit top 10 in Belgium upon release last November.

Simple Minds will play Belgium in November 2015 (Forest National 13 November & Lotto Arena 15 November)

“Simple Minds are...

Agonia Records are proud to announce the signing of the rising Polish black metal force, Blaze Of Perdition. Both parties are excited in this new venture and are pleased to announce that the band's third full-length album will be titled "Near Death Revelations". The album, whose cover artwork created by Mentalporn can be viewed above, is scheduled to be released this June.

Blaze Of Perdition have managed to built up...

Lost practices, hidden worlds, secret topics - Landshapes shift around the dark, magical borders of alternative culture, soaking up poetry and peccadillos, high art and low desires.

On their second album Heyoon, released on Bella Union on May 4th, Landshapes explore everything from a 17th Century tale about migratory space geese; tragic Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader who died on a failed Atlantic crossing, the desire to inhabit another’s...

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