Hail Sagan Premiere “Haterbait” Video

Hail Sagan have premiered a new video for their new song “Haterbait.” This track will appear on the band’s new EP.

Frontwoman Sagan Amery commented:

“We’re all aware that bullying exists. It’s shoved down our throats every time we use social media, or go online. Every comment section, every post is plagued by people crushing each other verbally. And for what? To waste time? To fight over politics? Who has that much time on this planet that they want to waste it hurting each other? I’ve had to deal with big mouthed, keyboard warriors, ones who make false claims, or stir the pot and run away, and I’d rather not fight with them on a post. I’d rather them come tell me in person about how they feel. But cowards hide behind screens, so we one-upped them with a song and video. It’s basically an invitation to put up or shut up.”

She also added:

“I am very fond of old school hardcore music, it’s something that, along with punk, defined my childhood and teenage years. I came from a place in the world where people were raised to be very direct, so this new way of being rude to each other online, making a post, and running away, doesn’t really work for me. So we went hard on this song, both lyrically, and melodically. Everything else we’ve done has been more artistic, so we wanted a gritty, street kind of feel to the video, which I think we achieved.”

[via Music Monster]


The Heard (Ex-Crucified Barbara, Etc.) Premiere New Song “A Death Supreme”

The Heard, the band featuring former Crucified Barbara members Klara “Force” Rönnqvist Fors, Ida “Evileye” Stenbacka, and Nikki Wicked along with Jonas “Skinny Disco” Kangur (Deathstars) and Pepper Potemkin, have premiered a new song titled “A Death Supreme.” This track is from the group’s new album “The Island,” which will be released on November 2.

Blabbermouth shared a description of the track and album:

“A Death Supreme” tells the story of a female writer who moves out to the island in hope for a better life. But her past catches on and instead of becoming an ugly corpse she chooses “a death supreme.” The music and its harmonies reflect the beautiful but troubled soul.

In the deep, dark waters of the Baltic Sea there is an island. A very peculiar island. At first glance, it might seem beautiful and peaceful, idyllic even, but the island’s seductive powers are not all they seem.

“The Island” revolves around the characters and places on this mysterious island. It is a concept album where the listener becomes acquainted with an island that is located somewhere between dream and reality, a place with room for both the ordinary and the supernatural. An island filled with both love and sorrow, where vitality and death live side by side.

“The Island” Track Listing:

01. “The Island”
02. “A Death Supreme”
03. “Tower Of Silence”
04. “Sirens”
05. “It”
06. “Caller Of The Storms”
07. “Revenge Song”
08. “Queen Scarlet”
09. “Crystal Lake”
10. “Leaving The Island”

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Chip And The Chargeups

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with with Chip And The Chargeups.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

CHIP DIMONICK: Chip & The Charge Ups is a new, electrifying East Coast power pop band. We just launched the band this year and hit the ground running, with some amazing performances at big regional festivals. We like to inject creativity and energy into everything we do, starting with our songs and trickling into our image, live performances, and the way we interact with fans.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

CHIP DIMONICK: Though we describe our music as power pop, we are influenced by punk and every genre that has been derived from punk. For example, we obviously love the Ramones and the Pistols. But, we are also influenced by the next wave of artists that adapted punk for the masses, like Billy Idol, Joan Jett and Blondie. Continuing forward, Green Day and the Marvelous 3 morphed that sound further. And, with the new songs we’re writing, the influence of today’s artists like Twenty One Pilots and Yungblud can probably be detected. Despite the differences among those artists, I think their music can all be traced back to old-school punk, just like ours.

METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

MALEENA DOMINICK: Our latest release is Flow of the Current, Part I. I believe that each and every song on this album highlights a different side to Chip & the Charge Ups. The songs range from punk, to metal, to ballads, and even a mashup. It summarizes what the band does and still leaves room to wonder what’s next!

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

MALEENA DOMINICK: When people come to our live shows, they shouldn’t expect anything less than an amazing performance. We always bring the energy with us and get the crowds charged up! We always open with the first song off our album, “Front Row,” which encourages the audience to come to the front row to rock out. The set list is always very diverse and includes everything, from songs on acoustic guitar to heavy songs that get the audience involved. No matter what situations there may be, we always put on a show!

Haken Premiere “A Cell Divides” Music Video

Haken have premiered a new video for their new song “A Cell Divides.” This track is from the band’s new album “Vector,“ which will be released on October 26. Ray Hearne commented:

“Spawned from some hotel room writing sessions last year, Vector’s album closer was a fresh approach to concise song writing, for which we are not typically known. While the lyrics in A Cell Divides unlock more clues to the narrative of Vector, the video, filmed mostly in slow motion, contradicts the frantic pace of the song and delves into the beauty of flawed and warped imagery.”

Accept Share “Symphony No. 40 In G Minor” Video From “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017”

Accept have shared footage of “Symphony No. 40 in G Minor” from their new live release “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017,” which will be available on November 23. That effort will feature the band’s August 3, 2017 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival. That two-hour concert was divided into three parts, with the first part featuring new tracks like “Die By The Sword” and “Koolaid”, as well as some hits like “Restless And Wild” and “Pandemic,” the second part featuring guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and a symphony orchestra playing tracks off his “Headbangers Symphony” album, which includes metal versions of classical compositions from Beethoven, Mozart, etc. and the third part featuring Accept and an orchestra playing hits like “Princess Of The Dawn”, “Breaker”, “Fast As A Shark” and “Metal Heart”, as well as new songs like “Stalingrad”, “Shadow Soldiers” and “Teutonic Terror”. The event was closed out with an eight-minute version of “Balls To The Wall”.