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April 26th, 2017

DARK TRANQUILLITY Announce North American Headlining Tour – Swedish Melodic Death Metal innovators DARK TRANQUILLITY are pleased to announce their return to North American soil; this time taking form as a month long headlining tour. The band continues to support their latest studio album, Atoma, and have been […]

Luke Sital-Singh Debuts New Single “Oh My God” From New Album – “Oh My God”, is the new single from acclaimed UK singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh available to stream and download now. “Oh My God” is the third track t – o be taken from […]

Christopher Paul Stelling “Cost of Doing Business” New Video + Tour – Singer-songwriter and guitarist Christopher Paul Stelling has spent the last several years traveling alone with just his guitar. But on his new album Itinerant Arias, the acclaimed virtuosic finger picker is […]

April 25th, 2017

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Shabazz Palaces to Release” Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star” + Preview – Shabazz Palaces will release the Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star, their spectral third album, worldwide on July 14th through Sub Pop. The album, featuring highlights “Shine A Light” (ft. Thaddilla…[…]

In This Moment Announce Summer 2017 Tour Plans – In This Moment are currently criss-crossing North American on a mostly sold-out tour with Motionless In White and Avatar, bringing their one-of-kind, burlesque-like show and visually captivating theatrics to thrilled […]

Shallow Side Release “Can You Hear Me” Lyric Video + Tour Dates – Shallow Side release a lyric video for “Can You Hear Me” the third single off their debut album with Thermal Entertainment “ONE” which is climbing up the radio charts. The band will […]

April 24th, 2017

“A New Breed of Chaos” An Interview with Twig the Exfoliator of Kill The Precedent […]

FIRESPAWN New Video “Serpent Of The Ocean” – Album Out April 28th – FIRSPAWN’s brand new album “The Reprobate” will descend upon this world with furious wrath. The band released their brand new video for the album’s opening track “Serpent Of The Ocean”. The […]

Alesso Unveils 3-Track Remix Pack of His Latest Single “Falling” + Music Video – Alesso has today unveiled a three-track remix bundle of his current single ‘Falling’. Producers who have provided remixes of the track are TREGS, Outrovert and Nick Martin. Armada Music signee […]

April 20th, 2017

Interview – Otep “Freedom to Live and Love” […] Otep Shamaya is one of the most important female front-woman in the rock n roll world within the last twenty years.

New Music From INDO “My Head” + Free Download – LA based electronic producer INDO is happy to announce the release of his new track “My Head” now available on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud. “My Head” is an uplifting dance […]

Murlo ‘Club Coil’ EP on Mixpak and Watch New Animated Video ‘Tired Of You’ – UK producer Murlo returns to Mixpak for his third EP, Club Coil, a glistening, six-track release of bold R&B futurism and subtle club tropes, complete with illustrated artwork and hand-animated […]

Romantic Music Video From Omar Alhindi “Lust” – Omar Alhindi is the next big thing in pop music. The central California-born pop artist started his burgeoning music career young, signing with Tyme Records at only fifteen years old. […]

April 19th, 2017

The Growlers At the Warfield, San Francisco, California […]

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BROS (ft. Ewan + Shamus Currie) Premiere “Couldn’t Hear A Thing” Video; New Show Dates Announced – BROS, the groovy side project from platinum-selling Canadian band The Sheepdogs’ Ewan and Shamus Currie, have premiered the video for“Couldn’t Hear A Thing” . Shamus describes “Couldn’t Hear A Thing” […]

American Standards Release Chaotic New Single and Video For “Carpe Diem, Tomorrow” – Phoenix hardcore outfit American Standards, has released their second music video single “Carpe Diem, Tomorrow“, which comes off their upcoming record “Anti-Melody“. In this claustrophobically dark video filmed by Jacob […]

Album Review: Shy One “6 years” (Hip-Hop/Horror/Ghetto) – The majority of the diehard fans of Shy One seem to listen to the Texas-based rapper simply for his brilliant devil style production and it totally makes perfect sense, […]

Gramatik & Ramzoid Remix Flume’s “Wall Fuck,” Out Now + Free Download – Australian sensation, Flume, is perhaps the one electronic artist who most gracefully handled the transition from underground to the mainstream (while also retaining that all-important “street cred”). If his jump to the […]

April 18th, 2017

Photo Gallery: 100.3 The Bear’s Annual Thaw at the Shaw feat. Sum 41 and Papa Roach […]

100.3 The Bear’s Annual Thaw at the Shaw feat. Danko Jones & Bleeder […]

April 13th, 2017

Happy Long Weekend – Back Tuesday!

April 12th, 2017

Introducing Sophia Kennedy’s Debut LP – Listen Here – Elegant, melancholic, sometimes menacing, with smoldering piano melodies, desolately whistling organs, and a jaunty jaw’s harp loop; kissed by […]

All That Remains Launch “Madness” Album, Listen to “Halo” + More – Longevity in the music industry is no easy feat. As the release of their highly anticipated eighth studio album approaches, All That Remains have solidified their spot […]]

April 11th, 2017

Australian Alt-Rock / Indie-Folk Act Husky Release New Single “GHOST” From Upcoming Album – After a year-long absence from Australian shores, Melbourne band Husky return with a swag of stories. “Ghost” the second taste of their album after their 2016 single “Late Night Store’, further […]

Black Metal Veterans Dawn Of Ashes Announce New Album And North America Tour – Symphonic Black Metal artists Dawn of Ashes announces the release of their new album Daemonolatry Gnosis. Daemonolatry Gnosis is a diabolical musical milestone & Dawn of Ashes’ most brutal fusion […]

Tall Tall Trees Shares “SeagullxEagle” Video +On Tour With Kishi Bashi – Tall Tall Trees has premiered the video for newest single “SeagullxEagle”. It is the fourth single off of the recently released album ‘Freedays’, out now via Joyful Noise Recordings. Prior […]

April 10th, 2017

Album Review: Cameron Avery “Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams” (Alternative/Indie) + Album Stream […]


Todd Rundgren Spans Generations and Genres on ‘WHITE KNIGHT’ Out May 12 – Todd Rundgren – the iconic songwriter, recording artist, producer and innovator – will release his newest album ‘White Knight’ on May 12 via Cleopatra Records. The 15-track collection features a dynamic […]

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Listen to HARTS’ Debut US Single “Peculiar” Now! – GQ Australia’s Artist of the Year (2016), Harts, has just released “Peculiar” – the electrifying lead single from his stateside debut full length album Smoke Fire Hope Desire (out this summer). […]

DYING FETUS Announce New Album – Death metal overlords DYING FETUS has revealed the album art for their 8th studio album, Wrong One To Fuck With. The album will be released on June 23, 2017 via […]

April 7th, 2017

Genre-Defying Heavy Rockers VOLKER to Release New Album, “Dead Doll”, Teaser “Obey” – VOLKER are new to the North American heavy metal scene, but are destined to break out in a big way with the release of their upcoming melodic assault, Dead Doll, […]

Jai Wolf Shares New Single “Starlight” (Feat. Mr Gabriel) – Jai Wolf is sharing new music today for the first time since the release of his debut EP, Kindred Spirits, in the form of “Starlight.” The new single picks up […]

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits | OUT NOW + Album Stream – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes’ new retrospecitve, Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits, is out today! Head to here to listen to the entire album on your preferred digital […]

April 6th, 2017

New Evidence Video “Throw It All Away” – Spring is in full bloom, so April showers are soon to follow, making it the perfect time for the return of the Weatherman. […]

The Wilderness of Manitoba Announce New EP and Spring Tour Date – Preview Now – Since its inception The Wilderness Of Manitoba has continued to grow and evolve with every new release. Throughout it all founding member Will Whitwham has left his imprint on each […]

Metalcore Outfit THIS CURSE Reveals High-Energy “Quicksand” Music Video – After spending a few years making a name for themselves by performing and touring in the eastern U.S. and even releasing three EP’s (most recently 2016’s Emergence), fast-rising New Jersey […]
Suuns Share “Instrument – Redshape Remix” from forthcoming Hold/Still Rexmixes LP – Suuns are happy to share a brand new remix for “Instrument,” courtesy of acclaimed producer Redshape. Having released album Hold/Still last year to brilliant reviews, this remix is taken from […]

April 5th, 2017


Mira Aasma Releases “Snow White Wedding” – Since releasing debut single ”Ghost” in December 2015 twenty year old Gothenburg native Mira Aasma has taken giant steps towards the stars. Follow up ”Stereoscope EP” got praise from The […]

Sexy Singing Siren Abby Dallas Sizzles with Dancehall Track “Gold Digger” – With the title track “Gold Digger” one might have a pre-conceived idea of the song’s subject, but as the soulful dancehall and reggae singing sensation Abby Dallas explains, “The song […]

Bobaflex To Hit the Road with Special Guests + Cover “Hey You” – Rockers, BOBAFLEX are hitting the road for their 2nd tour of the year as they continue to promote their new single HEY YOU (Pink Floyd cover).   The tour will include an appearance […]

April 3rd, 2017

Brother Ali “Own Light (What Hearts Are For)” Music Video Debut! – Brother Ali just dropped the official video for “Own Light (What Hearts Are For)”. Written and directed by Dave Wilson, the stunning video delivers a powerful narrative about the beauty […]

LAMB OF GOD Announces Select Headline Tour Dates with Support from BEHEMOTH – Internationally-renowned heavy rock leaders LAMB OF GOD recently announced that they will support headlining metal legends Slayer, along with fellow supporting death metal group Behemoth, on what is set to […]

Dazzling MEW Video for “Twist Quest” – On the eve of the band’s forthcoming (seventh) album Visuals on April 28, Danish trio Mew is pleased to share the new track “Twist Quest.” The track is taken from the […]

The Districts Share “Lover Lover Lover” (Leonard Cohen Cover) For Record Store Day – The Districts have shared a heartfelt cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Lover Lover Lover”. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming Record Store Day 7” featuring A-Side “Ordinary Day,” the […]

March 31st, 2017

April 2017 Vandala Magazine – Otep, Kill The Precedent, Ron Wasserman, Okeechobee Music Festival and More […]

March 30th, 2017

Album Review: Teen Daze “Themes For A Dying Earth” (Alternative/Ambient/Pop) – A nearly flawless blend of ambient-electronic, art pop, and dream pop. This album touches on numerous emotions and never keeps you in the same place for too long […]

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Los Angeles Police Department Shares “If I Lied” – Today, Los Angeles Police Department shares its new single “If I Lied.” The acoustic-guitar-driven track appears on Los Angeles Police Department’s upcoming self-titled album out April 28 on Anti-. Pre-orders […]

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Release First “Amber Galactic” Album Trailer – Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – featuring members of metal frontrunners Soilwork and Arch Enemy – have released the first video trailer for their forthcoming third studio album, Amber […]

March 29th, 2017

Photo Gallery: The Tea Party 20 Years of ‘Transmission’ with Anniversary Tour […]

Low Announce June 2017 Tour Dates with Japan’s MONO – Beginning June 12th, Low will embark on a five-date co-headline tour with Japanese instrumental rock band MONO. These dates will bring the bands to intimate venues along the American West […]

Beta Frontiers & DIANA’s Carmen Elle Premiere “If I Stayed” From Heights EP Streaming – Today Beta Frontiers is premiering “If I Stayed,” a new collaboration with DIANA‘s Carmen Elle. The song is the first single from Beta Frontiers’ new EP, Heights, which will be released on Buzz […]

March 28th, 2017

Album Review: Communions “Blue” (Alternative/Indie/Pop) – Is this album groundbreaking? No. Is this album a deep, highly technical example of superego artistic superiority? No. What is this album then? This is an example of fun, indie pop, […]

DANZIG’s Blackest Of The Black with Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu & More – This year marks the first Blackest Of The Black Destination Festival. The brainchild of Glenn Danzig, the event not only serves as a music festival, but as a cultural experience: […]

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DYING FETUS Release Cryptic Video Teaser – Influential death metallers DYING FETUS recently completed recording their highly anticipated 8th full-length album, which will see a Summer release via Relapse Records. Details including release date album title, art […]

March 27th, 2017

Special Feature – Photo Gallery: Kelowna Fan Xpo 2017 […]

March 24th, 2017

Album Review: Bing & Ruth “No Home Of The Mind” (Ambient/Classical/Other) […]

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WEDNESDAY 13 Announces New Album and “What The Night Brings” Music Video – WEDNESDAY 13 has revealed a brand new video for ‘What The Night Brings’, the first track taken from his forthcoming album, Condolences and first for new record label home, Nuclear Blast […]

March 23rd, 2017

Underground Artist Spotlight: Koshir […]

SABATON Reveals North American “The Last Tour” Teaser Video and Full Date List – Swedish metal heroes SABATON will kick off their North American “The Last Tour” headlining trek in just under one month! The band is touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth […]

Skaters Share “Criminal” From ‘Rock And Roll Bye Bye’ – Skaters share the video for their second single “Criminal” on Clash. When discussing the video, guitarist Josh Hubbard states, “All good things come to an end…and some bad things. You always […]

Sing Say – ‘Hero Artist’ Single & Video – These comic book rockers have been experimenting with mediums including music performance, animation, illustration and video games. As the Comic Book EP is the first stage for the band, the […]

March 22nd, 2017

“Interview: Rebellion and a Lullaby:
An Interview With The Tossers’ T. Duggins” […]

New CHUCK BERRY Album “CHUCK” Set for Release Listen to New Track […]

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Dualtone Records (an Entertainment One Company), has set a June 16threlease date for CHUCK, the final album and first new recordings in nearly four decades by founding rock and roll […]

Portland-Based, Alt-Metal band, Veio, Streams New Album, ‘Infinite Light / Desperate Shadows’ – Melding prog, metal and hard rock, Portland, OR-based, alt-metal band Veio conjures up their own brand of hard rocking tracks. The freshly formed lineup brings a mature, heavy sound, with […]

PRODUCT OF HATE Join Forces with SKINLAB and IKILLYA for East Coast Tour – PRODUCT OF HATE will hit the road again this summer, continuing in support of their Napalm Records debut album, BURIED IN VIOLENCE. The next round of touring kicks off with […]

Beloved Music Festival’s 10th Annual Celebration Tickets  On Sale Now – The first tier of tickets for the 10th annual Beloved Festival will be released Tuesday, March 21st at 10 AM PST. Set to take place in the enchanting coastal forest near […]

March 21st, 2017

Interview Wyclef Jean “A New Dawning” […]

Northlane Unveil New Standalone Song “Citizen” – Northlane have released their new stand-alone single “Citizen” today. “Citizen” was recorded by David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Paramore) at his studio in New Jersey. The video for “Citizen” was […]

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Cigarettes After Sex Announce Self-Titled LP, Share New Single “Apocalypse” – Cigarettes After Sex have announced their self-titled debut album will be out June 9th on Partisan Records. To compliment the album announcement the band has also released a new track entitled “Apocalypse”, premiered […]

March 20th, 2017

Photo Gallery: Mother Mother, Beach Season, K. Flay […]Mother Mother in Edmonton, AB

Electronic Sensation ‘Tora’ Unveil New Single ‘Amsterdam’ – Australian sensation, TORA have unveiled their new single, “Amsterdam” from their upcoming debut album to be released mid-year on Indica Records. Listen + share the track HERE. The 5-piece band […]

THE CRANBERRIES Announce New Album!! Brand New Songs + Re-Worked Hits! – The Cranberries are set to release Something Else, a new album featuring re-worked renditions of their major hits, as well as brand new material. The album is due out April 28 via […]

March 17th, 2017

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City and Colour: Tour Starts and New Songs Released – City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, recently unveiled two never-before released songs, “Peaceful Road” and “Rain”, recorded in Nashville during sessions for his #1 album, If […]

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OBITUARY Share ‘Ten Thousand Ways To Die” Music Video; Release New Self-Titled Album – Today marks the official release of death metal legends OBITUARY’s self-titled new album via Relapse Records. The album can be streamed in its entirety via Obituary’s official Bandcamp page and […]

March 16th, 2017

DUMB – “Live Fast Die Dumb” Out Now, Streaming Title Track – Austin, Texas shit kicking guitar trio DUMB’s debut album ‘Live Fast Die Dumb’ is out now. Originally released on cassette only by the uber-cool L.A. label Gnar Tapes back in […]

March 14th, 2017

Pyramaze 20 Second Century Lyric Video Streaming – The melodic metal band PYRAMAZE just released a lyric video for the track “20 Second Century” from their highly anticipated new album “Contingent”. The album will be released on April […]

March 13th, 2017

Stargate’s “Waterfall” feat. P!nk & Sia Out Now! […]

Sublime with Rome and The Offspring Announce Tour – Two of Southern California’s “most prolific bands,” Sublime With Rome and The Offspring, will be touring together in 2017. The iconic groups will be teaming up in July for dates […]

Watch Omo Frenchie Bêtise Video From Forthcoming Debut EP, ‘Diamond In The Dirt’ – Congo-born, Peckham-raised artist Omo Frenchie presents ‘Bêtise’ — the first material to surface from his forthcoming debut EP, ‘Diamond In The Dirt’. With a series of underground hits already under […]

March 10th, 2017

Harrison – New Video for Right Hook – Following the release of his debut album, Checkpoint Titanium, in September, Toronto producer, Harrison, is back to share a new video for the album’s fourth song, Right Hook. This video was directed by Eva Michon, […]

Demon Hunter Are “Half as Dead” — LISTEN! Demon Hunter have dropped another new song from Outlive, which will be released on March 31 via Solid State Records. […]

Avatar Debut “New Land” Music Video – Avatar of Sweden have released a statement on the recent discovery of TRAPPIST-1, also designated as 2MASS J23062928-0502285. The band plans to visit the newly named solar system immediately. […]

March 9th, 2017

Album Review: Dune Rats “The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit” (Rock) – Cheap beer. Weed. Cut off jean shorts. Skateboards. Beach life. Sunshine. Hoodrat shit. Teen angst. Brisbane, yes, all the way from Australia comes a skate punk band, album and sound typically associated with Southern California. But, […]

Little Wise – ‘Favourite Song (ft. Sal Kimber)’ Single & Video – Little Wise is the moniker of Melbourne Folk-Roots and Alt-country singer-songwriter Sophie Klein. Her conversational lyrics and gentle rolling rhythms combine classic storytelling with a contemporary style, making her a […]

Paul Johnson Releases Official Music Video for “Burn it Down” – Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based Power Pop / Alternative Rockers Paul Johnson and The About Last Nights have released the Official Video their single, “Burn It Down.” Originally premiered on Relix, “Burn It […]

March 8th, 2017

Interview: Alcest -Anime, Femininity, and the State of The Species […]

Sea N Sound Festival Announce 2017 Line Up – Boy & Bear, Busby Marou + More – Now in its second year, Sea N Sound aims to continue it’s blend of coastal lifestyle and local culture whilst focusing on the finest live music, local seafood and Australian […] […]

March 7th, 2017

Chino XL Rama Duke Reinvent Red Hot Chilli Peppers Smash Hit “Under the Bridge” For a New Generation – It is hardly commonplace for hip-hop and rock to become bonded bedfellows. And it takes a crafty vision to mesh the disparate musical species in a way that begets fire […]

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ECSTATIC VISION Share New Song “Electric Step”; US Tour Begins This Weekend – Philadelphia’s heavy psych quartet ECSTATIC VISION has shared the second single from their forthcoming mew album Raw Rock Fury. Hear “Electric Step” now via Soundcloud at this location. Additionally, stream the band’s […]

March 6th, 2017

Album Review: Texas Microphone Massacre “The Opium Den EP” (Electronica/Rock) – Texas Microphone Massacre is as original as is it gets when it comes to new-age industrial music. Their three song Ep “Opium Den” […]

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Barenaked Ladies Announce New LP “Ladies And Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions” Out April + Teaser –  Barenaked Ladies have announced a very special collaboration with the legendary “Kings of A Cappella” titled, Ladies And Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions to be released April 14, 2017. […]

March 2nd 2017

porcelain-raftAlbum Review: Porcelain Raft “Microclimate” (Alternative/Pop) – Possibly, you recognize this artist’s name. Possibly, you’ve heard a track or two, told yourself to check them out more, and kept putting it off until later. […]

harpoon-and-axe-photo-jodie-pontoThe Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer Reveal New Video “Forever Fool” – After a hiatus and some member turnover, She Screams Of Royalty is pleased to finally release the lead single from their forthcoming full length, Lucid Dreams A Relationship, that will […]

she-screams-of-royaltyShe Screams Of Royalty Releases Lead Single From March 24th’s Imminence Records Debut – After a hiatus and some member turnover, She Screams Of Royalty is pleased to finally release the lead single from their forthcoming full length, Lucid Dreams A Relationship, that will […]

March 1st, 2017

March 2017 Vandala Magazine […]March 2017 Vandala Magazine

This issue we had the honour of interviewing Wyclef Jean for our cover. Wyclef is sharp and chipper, even though he is flooded in interviews on a memorable day.  Plus we have interviews with T. Duggins of the Tossers’, Koshir, Alcest and an exclusive with Mars!. Plus live coverage of Billy Talent, Dierks Bentley, Starset, Pierce the veil, Black Anvil and more. This and our regular features all free!  

February 28th, 2017

uniform-wake-in-frightAlbum Review: Uniform “Wake In Fright” (Rock/Industrial/Noise)  – The Brooklyn duo kicks off 2017 with a brash opus of fury. Creating a mesmerizing fusion of intense industrial, noise, grindcore, and pretty much everything else that loud and angry as hell. […]

slayer_admat_master-2_lo_1Slayer…Lamb of God…Behemoth…Summer Tour – There are many perilous ways one can spend time off – Volcano-boarding down Cerro Negro, Nicaragua’s active volcano, or maybe bungee jumping from a helicopter over the bubbling crater of Chile’s Villarrica. […]

airbourneAIRBOURNE Premiere Motorhead Tribute Video – WATCH – AIRBOURNE have revealed a rip-roaring video for “It’s All For Rock N’ Roll,” the climactic track on their current studio album, Breakin’ Outta Hell – their first for Spinefarm Records. “It’s All For Rock […]

borhter-aliBrother Ali Announces New Album + Releases New Song! – Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series […]

February 27th, 2017

sacrificial-system-d-nAlbum Review: Sacrificial System “D.N.A.”  (Industrial/Electronic) – For those who’ve said the industrial music scene died in the 1990’s seriously need to wake up and accept the fact great […]

john-moreland-big-bad-luvJohn Morel Streaming “It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)” From New Album ‘Big Bad Luv’ – Big Bad Luv – the new album from John Moreland – is an honest, bruising experience.  A record about love, faith and the human condition, his first on 4AD is released on 5th […]

remarkREMARK Release Self-Titled, Debut Album – Watch “Falling Music” Video – “Our first album was about finding our sound, style, manner of execution, and ultimately how REMARK should sound and look on stage” – REMARK At the beginning of 2016, REMARK […]

February 24th, 2017

Photo Gallery: Pierce the Veil, Edmonton, AB […]Pierce The Veil Edmonton 2017

Interview: Aesop Rock Is The Impossible Kid […]aesop-rock-interview-vandala-magazine-feb-2017

February 23rd, 2017

Photo Gallery: Billy Talent in Edmonton […]Billy Talent in Edmonton 2017

Photo Gallery: Monster Truck and The Dirty Nil, Edmonton, AB […]Monster Truck , Edmonton 2017

February 22nd, 2017

alter-bridge-by-joe-dolan-2ALTER BRIDGE Announce Spring U.S. Headline Tour Dates with IN FLAMES and METAL CHURCH – Hot on the heels of their most successful headline tour of North America, Alter Bridge are announcing the next leg of The Last Hero Tour in the United States hitting […]

the-black-moodsTHE BLACK MOODS – On Tour With Adelitas Way Next Month + Announce SXSW Performances – THE BLACK MOODS will return to the road in the US this year as they continue to promote the release of their debut full length album, Medicine. The Phoenix based […]

ravinesRavines – ‘Ordinary’ EP Streaming Single “Breathe” – Indie/electronic duo Ravines share the release of their brand new EP Ordinary, featuring the single ‘Breathe’. ‘Breathe’ is about a power struggle in a relationship – it’s about a couple suffocating from the over-dominance […]

February 21st, 2017

the-byzantinesThe Byzantines – ‘You Pull It’ EP & Tour + Video – The band share their newest single, ‘Top Boy’ from their forthcoming EP, You Pull It, set to release via Marshmallow Pavement Records on February 17th, 2017. Following the release of their debut […]

February 20th, 2017

sojaSanta Barbara Represented at the Second Annual Okeechobee Music Festival – One of the newest and unique multi-genre music festivals in the country is set to take place for the second time in natural forest wetlands just outside the rural town […]

davey-suicideDavey Suicide Release Official Music Video for “Too Many Freaks (Feat. Twiztid)” – Rock band Davey Suicide has released the Official Video for the debut single, “Too Many Freaks (Feat. Twiztid),” off of their upcoming LP Made From Fire. Due out March 24, […]

February 17th, 2017

Sex, Rock ‘n’ Roll and 9Electric An Interview with Ron Thunderwood of 9Electric […]9electric-interview-vandala-magazine-feb-2017

February 16th, 2017

koshir-album-coverAlbum Review: Koshir “Chew Your Food” E.P.  (Hip Hop/Rap) – Do you love your Hip-Hop being drenched with dirty sex rhymes that are so filthy it could very well give an entire neighborhood an erection when pounding in the streets? […]

February 15th, 2017

nighonNighon to Release Second Album in May, Single/Video “The Greatest Of Catastrophes” Out Now – Nighon’s second album ‘The Somme’ was recorded in the spring and summer of 2016. The drums were recorded at Soundspiral Audio, with Juho Räihä. The rest was recorded at Nighon’s home […]

February 14th, 2017

gbUK Afrobeats Valentine’s Special Single by GB “Work (feat. Vianni)”   -Formerly known as “K WEEZY”, the UK Afrobeats artist on independent label/management company IRAYMVMT introduces his new persona and name GB AKA “GHETTO BOY” […]

descendents-promo-photo-credit-lisa-johnsonDescendents Announce Tour Dates – Descendents have announced a 2017 North American headline tour beginning this Spring. The band will be performing in support of their critically acclaimed new album Hypercaffium Spazzinate, which is out […]

edenbridgeEDENBRIDGE Release Video For New Song “The Moment Is Now – The Austrian symphonic metal act Edenbridge release a new video for the song “The Moment Is Now” taken from the forthcoming album “The Great Momentum”. “The Great Momentum” will be […]

February 9th, 2017

Photo Gallery: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi in Edmonton AB Dierks Bentley Edmonton, AB 2017

February 8th, 2017

amarantheAmaranthe Toss A “Boomerang” — Watch New Video – Amaranthe will kick off their North American headline tour in support of their latest album Maximalism on February 10 in Houston. The opening acts are Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16, and Smash Into Pieces. The trek winds through […]

February 7th, 2017

Arkells And Frank Turner, at BMO Centre in Calgary, AB […]Frank Turner in Calgary

February 6th, 2017

jef-miles-spirits-artStreaming Jef Miles – “Spirits” (ft. Bodhi Jones) – The genetic fabric of your new favorite duo, Jef Miles, consists of two hearty, well-raised, tax-paying, strapping young Canadians: Jeffrey David Harris and Myles Power. Born and raised as small-town […]

red-queenRed Queen Releases “Insidious” Music Video – Las Vegas based Hard Rock / Metal band Red Queen have released the official music video for “Insidious,” off of their debut EP Star Blood. Released in 2016, Star Blood […]

February 5th, 2017

Photo Gallery: Sam Roberts Band in Kelowna, BC […]Sam Roberts Band February 5th, 2017 Kelowna

February 4th, 2017

Photo Gallery: Arkells and Frank Turner at The Shaw Conference Centre […]Arkells at The Shaw Conference Centre

February 3rd, 2017

jouvert_ep_cover_artAlbum Review: Wyclef Jean “J’ouvert” (Rap/Reggae) – Wyclef Jean’s J’ouvert kicks off with a bang with the ambitious ‘The Ring’. The song starts off with Wyclef explaining why he’s come back now and mapping out his near future. […]

nabihaPopstar NABIHA Returns With New Single “Young,” Out Today – With eight hit singles to date, Scandinavian popstar NABIHA has created a name for herself as a brilliant writer and performer across Europe with a reputation as a surefire star […]

alessoGrammy-Nominated, Certified Platinum Artist Alesso Unleashes First Single of ’17 – “Falling” – Platinum recording artist Alesso has unveiled his brand new single ‘Falling’, available now HERE The track, co-written by Alesso, is his first single since 2016’s ‘Take My Breath Away’. ‘Falling’ sees Alesso progress […]

February 2nd, 2017


February 1st, 2017

jerry-leger-photo-credit-laura-proctorJerry Leger Announces New Double Album + Tour Dates + Preview – Jerry Leger’s upcoming album, Nonsense And Heartache is equal parts primal rock and roll, and raw, confessional balladry. The separation between the two is evident by the album’s title, and […]

beach-house-photo-credit-shawn-brackbillBeach House Announce 2017 International Tour Dates – Beach House has scheduled a series of 2017 international headlining and festival tour dates which span March 29th through August 18th. Eastern US dates will include stops in Wilmington, Lancaster, […]

January 31st, 2017

age-of-electric-photo-credit-alicia-atoutThe Age of Electric Announce Canadian Tour Dates – THE AGE OF ELECTRIC has announced several Canadian tour dates kicking off March 24 in Vancouver and wrapping up in Oshawa, ON on April 15. See a full routing below. […]

lingerLínger – ‘Avoid’ Single No Streaming – In late September 2016, Línger released her debut single ‘Flyon’ and has already proven she is a powerful force to be admired. The single, and EP tuple were recorded in […]

kretor-gods-of-violenceKREATOR – Pay Tribute To Fallen Music Icons In Brand New “Fallen Brother” Video! – German thrash titans KREATOR have released the official music video for the song “Fallen Brother” from their just released long awaited album Gods Of Violence. The song features Swiss singer/songwriter Dagobert and pays respect to […]

January 30th, 2017

Jan/Feb 2017 Vandala Magazine – Aesop Rock, 9Electric, Blue Rodeo […]Jan/Feb 2017 Vandala Magazine Cover

the-byzantinesThe Byzantines – ‘Top Boy’ Single & Video – The band share their newest single, ‘Top Boy’ from their forthcoming EP, You Pull It, set to release via Marshmallow Pavement Records […]

January 27th, 2017

lazarus-modeLazarus Mode New single ‘Before I Go Insane’ + Tour Dates – On their upcoming debut album The Darkest Sun, led by first single Before I Go Insane, Melbourne’s Lazarus Mode uphold the city’s outstanding tradition of larger-than-life, no-bullshit hard rock. Having spent the last few years earning […]

pallbearer-heartlessPALLBEARER Premiere “Thorns” From Their New Album “Heartless – While they prepare for the release of their third LP Heartless, progressive doom giants Pallbearer have unveiled the album’s first single, “Thorns;” listen to the song along with a new […]

jack-russells-great-whiteJack Russell’s Great White New Album “He Saw It Comin'” Watch “Sign of the Times”– JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE represents the next phase of a legacy. Frontiers Music Srl has laid the framework for this new phase with the release of “He Saw it Comin’“. Jack […]

January 26th, 2017

Photo Gallery: Blue Rodeo at SOEC […]Photo Gallery: Blue Rodeo at SOEC

killswitch“Killswitch Engage + Anthrax Announce Openers For Their Spring 2017 Co-Headline Tour – Metalcore forefathers Killswitch Engage and thrash legends Anthrax announced in December that they will hit the road this Spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM. The bands’ itinerary […]

veioAlt-Metal Band, Veio, Share Single and Video – Starting a rock band in high school is typical. Keeping with it and growing as a rock musician, post-high school angst – not so common. Portland-based alt-metal band, Veio, prove […]

January 25th, 2017

red-fangRED FANG Announce New US Tour Dates; Featured In Gear God’s Pro Zone Series Video – Portland rockers Red Fang have announced a new round of U.S. headlining tour dates in support of their recently released album, Only Ghosts. Big Jesus will provide opening support on select dates. […]

badreligion_megaimage_vjrg4vlGreg Graffin Announces Live Dates + Listen to “Making Time” – Greg Graffin, frontman of acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band Bad Religion and a renowned author, has announced a series of live performances in support of his forthcoming solo record […]

January 24th, 2017

jade_jackson_press_photoJade Jackson Signs With Anti-, Watch “Motorcycle” Now – Anti- is thrilled to announce the signing of Jade Jackson. A highly prolific and supremely talented young singer-songwriter, Jackson creates a sound that is simultaneously new and old, merging a […]

icp-2017-TourINSANE CLOWN POSSE Plans Juggalo Domination For 2017 – Psychopathic Records and INSANE CLOWN POSSE have started 2017 with a bang! Juggalos and Juggalettes worldwide should be prepared for the second coming of the clowns, for ICP has declared […]

Photo Credit Jamie Kronick

Photo Credit Jamie Kronick

MYSTERY WEEKEND (FT Members of Protest The Hero + Fully Down) Premiere Single from ‘SURPRISE’ – Mystery Weekend debut the first single, “The Obscenity Prayer”, from their upcoming, independent debut LP Surprise! due February 17, 2017.The power punk trio features Rody Walker (vox) and Michael Ieradi […]

January 18th, 2017

walls-of-jerichoWALLS OF JERICHO Premiere Music Video For “Forever Militant”! European Tour Kicks Off Now! – Eight years after The American Dream, WALLS OF JERICHO have found new allies in Napalm Records and released their latest and highly anticipated record No One Can Save You From Yourself […]

stary-nites-editAdditional Bands Added to the Starry Nites Festival – Cat Power and Scottish Indie rockers Teenage Fan Club have been added to the line-up of the Starry Nites festival. The event is set to take place March 18 and 19 at the beautiful Live Oak campgroud […]

1999-forever-poster-blueProzzäk Announce “Forever 1999” Tour – Animated group Prozzäk are ready to blow the roof off of 2017 with their upcoming Canadian “Forever 1999” tour. The 90’s duo, Simon & Milo, known for their ear worm […]

January 17th, 2017

zakk-wylde-lost-prayerZakk Wylde Debuts “Lost Prayer” Music Video – Watch Now – Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE today has debuted an all new music video for his latest track “Lost Prayer” from his latest solo LP Book of Shadows II. Directed by long-time collaborator Justin Reich […]

Photo Credit: James W Mataitis Bailey

Photo Credit: James W Mataitis Bailey

Dawn Richard Announces ‘Infrared’ (Deluxe) – Stream New Rizzla Remix – LA’s Fade to Mind unveils the new deluxe edition of Infrared – a collaborative project from rising r&b star Dawn Richard and highly respected producer Kingdom. Alongside the EP’s original […]

vaderVADER Announce North American Tour! – Polish death metal legends, VADER, has announced they will be invading The U.S. In May! The band will make an appearance at Maryland Death Fest on May 26th before meeting up with the […]

smle-fergie-remixsmle Remixes Fergie’s “Life Goes On” – Out Now! – smle‘s intense connection to their music and electronic production probably stems from their history as childhood friends, as the project was a full six years in the making. Their goal […]

January 5th, 2017

Lupe Fiasco to Release “Drogas Light” Album – Preview Now […]lupe-2016

said-the-whaleSaid The Whale Release Lead Single “Step Into The Darkness” – As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, out on March 31 via Hidden Pony Records, was recorded during a time of significant change. Previously operating as a five-piece, the current […]

Photo Credit Lani Lee

Photo Credit Lani Lee

BLACK ANVIL Premiere New Song “Ultra” From The ‘As Was’ Full-Length – New York City’s BLACK ANVIL has premiered the closing track off the forthcoming ‘As Was’ full-length. Listen to “Ultra” now via Soundcloud: Listen to the previously released title-track “As Was”. Also […]

Album cover photo credit Dean Karr

Album cover photo credit Dean Karr

SUICIDE SILENCE Announce New Album Details, Post New Music Video For “Doris” – The wait is finally over, as SUICIDE SILENCE have triumphantly returned with their truly career defining moment in the form of their self-titled new, full-length album set for a Feb […]

January 4th, 2017

Free Dine Alone Winter Sampler – 30 Tracks! […]dinealonewintersampler16

shadowqueenShadowqueen Premiere Video for New Single ‘Unconditional’ – Melbournian rockers Shadowqueen kick off 2017 with a bang by unveiling a brand new single and video for ‘Unconditional’, a second offering that follows on from first taster ‘Waiting On You‘, taken from […]

life-of-agonyLIFE OF AGONY Confirm Release Date For Debut “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” + Tour – Reactivated Brooklyn hard rock legends LIFE OF AGONY are hard at work on their new album and Napalm Records debut A Place Where There’s No More Pain.  Today the band […]

eonsEONS  shares “See You Soon” – The Miami based Synth popers are back with a dreamy, upbeat song. “See You Soon” is a somewhat nostalgic track, with lyrics talking about retaking or rekindling a companionship that […]

January 3rd, 2017

“I try to keep punk rock  punk.  You’re not  getting a nice  story out of me.” The Fat Mike Interview […] NOFX dec-2016-vandala-magazine-interview-nox

December 15th, 2016


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December 13th, 2016

gemini-syndromeGEMINI SYNDROME Announce Winter US Dates w/Starset + New Album Memento Mori – OUT NOW – Coming on the strength of their new, sophomore album Memento Mori, GEMINI SYNDROME have announced their first wave of dates in 2017, which will see the band touring as direct […]

EmmureEMMURE Announce US Co-Headlining Tour w/After The Burial – EMMURE have announced a new wave of tour dates in North America alongside After The Burial, with the two joining forces once again following their “Torch The Earth” European Tour. […]

December 8th, 2016

“Your Last Second of Fame” An Interview with Face To Face’s Trevor Keith […]dec-2016-vandala-magazine-face-to-face-interview

December 8th, 2016

Photo Gallery: July Talk in Calgary […]July Talk Edmonton

i-swear-wyclefMusic Video for Wyclef Jean’s New Single  “I Swear” Featuring Young Thug – Wyclef Jean’s new single, I Swear, feat. Young Thug is the #1 most added at rhythmic radio this week. I Swear is featured on Wyclef’s forthcoming EP, J’ouvert, which will be […]

smf-2017Disco Donnie Presents & Sunset Events Announce SMF 2017 Early Bird Tickets On-Sale TODAY – Sunset Music Festival has become a staple to its home of Tampa, Florida and its venue Raymond James Stadium. What started as a single day event tenaciously grew to a […]

amarantheAmaranthe Announce U.S. Winter 2017 Tour Dates – Amaranthe are finally bringing Maximalism to North America. The band has just announced a U.S. headline tour for 2017, with support from Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16, and Smash […]

December 7th, 2016

shana-falana-here-comes-the-waveAlbum Review: Shana Falana “Here Comes the Wave” (Dream Pop/Psych/Ambient) – This Brooklyn duo has put together one of the strongest releases of 2016. A shoegaze/psych-pop sound of which will send you swimming in a ocean of guitar fuzz and keep you in motion with the rhythmic currents, […]

Photo Credit: Vanessa Heins

Photo Credit: Vanessa Heins

BROS Premiere “TELL ME” VIDEO Directed By Ryan Gullen Of The Sheepdogs – BROS, a new project from platinum-selling Canadian band The Sheepdogs’ Ewan and Shamus Currie, just premiered their hilarious, 70’s inspired video for “Tell Me” off their debut self-titled album available now […]

badreligion_megaimage_vjrg4vlBad Religion Frontman Electrifies Socially Relevant Bluegrass Track – Greg Graffin, frontman of legendary Los Angeles punk band Bad Religion, has just released a new video for his powerful rendition of the track “Lincoln’s Funeral Train” by veteran bluegrass […]

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

Julia Jacklin Announces Spring 2017 North American Tour + New Album & Stream – This spring, Julia Jacklin will return stateside for her first North American tour since the release of her debut album, Don’t Let The Kids Win, out now on Polyvinyl. Kicking […]

December 6th, 2016

December 2016 Vandala Magazine […]


December 1st, 2016

Photo Gallery: Wintersleep in Edmonton […]Wintersleep in Edmonton

Moon Hooch Bring a Dance Party to Velvet Jones + Photo Gallery […]_mg_6115Moon Hootch at Velvet Jones


Photo credit: Zoran Orlic

Photo credit: Zoran Orlic

Low Share Heartfelt New song “Some Hearts (At Christmas Time)” – On the eve of Low’s UK & Ireland tour – on which they’re set to play tracks from their seminal 1999 EP Christmas – the Duluth trio present a reflective […]


November 30th, 2016

Photo Gallery: Daughter and Vancouver Sleep in Edmonton […]Daughter in Edmonton

overkillOVERKILL Release First Trailer For The Grinding Wheel – Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have recently announced their upcoming eighteenth album,, The Grinding Wheel, which will be released on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have revealed the […]

mooseblood-tourMoose Blood Announce 2017 North American Headline Tour + New Album OUT NOW – Moose Blood recently released their new album Blush on August 5th through Hopeless Records. It was met with glowing reviews and landed #1 on the Alternative New Artist Charts. It can be purchased […]

nonpointNonpoint Announce Winter 2017 Tour, Drop New Video – Nonpoint’s 2017 is looking a lot like the band’s 2016: On the road and on the radio. The band shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. They released their latest […]

November 29th, 2016

December 2016 Vandala Magazine […]


katatoniaKatatonia Touring North America In 2017! – Katatonia, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, have announced they will be heading out on a headline tour of North America in March and April 2017 to support the release […]

jah-rooti-bad-dreams-artJah Rooti Returns with “Bad Dreams” Single Music Video – Jah Rooti is back with another passionate single “Bad Dreams”. This song is about a lost love the artist had for a girl and the nightmares that kept lingering and […]

November 25th, 2016


November 24th,2016

December 2016 Vandala Magazine […]


Christmas early? Why not! We have a Fat Wreck Chords Special for our fans. On the cover is the famous NOFX and a very interesting interview with Fat Mike himself. Plus we caught up with Yotam Ben-Horin of Useless ID, “Sickboy” McNab of The Creepshow and interview with Face To Face’s Trevor Keith. We also headed out on the road to catch some pretty spectacular events and tours such as the Rhonda’s Kiss Benefit, Anthrax, Slayer, 1975, Florida Georgia Line, Kongos and more. This and our regular features all free!  READ HERE FREE

November 23rd,2016

Photo Gallery: Florida Georgia Line In Edmonton, AB […]Florida Georgia Line In Edmonton, AB

ten-thousandTen Thousand Release New Single & Music Video “The Night Is My Ally” – For Melbourne’s Ten Thousand, 2016 has been about touring last year’s proudly independent debut album ‘First Light’, bringing their signature fusion of progressive, garage and psychedelic rock to wider audiences across Australia. Now […]

Bonnaroo Festival Jam Vandala Magazine L. Paul MannBonnaroo 2017 Black Friday Pre-Sale! – Bonnaroo wants all of its fans to be Happy Together on the farm in 2017, and in the name of happiness, the legendary festival today announced that the 2017 ticket […]

November 22nd,2016

Interview: Pain, Hope, and SpongeBob – An Interview with The Body & Full of Hell […]Interview The Body and Full Of Hell

voodoo-diamondVoodoo Diamond Unleash Music Video for “Violins” – “The band has also announced through their social media the signing with record label Musicarchy Media for the release of their debut album in 2017.[…]

vox-eaglePop Duo Vox Eagle Release and Stream ‘No Sleep’ Single – The Aussie-American duo Vox Eagle arrives with their addictive and atmospheric pop song, ‘No Sleep.’ The tune was first released in the USA in September 2016, making it the band’s […]

November 21st,2016

Interview: The Show Must Go On With Pansy Division […]66-67-int-pansy-1edited

November 18th,2016

Sixx amSixx A.M. Releases 5th Studio Album “Vol.2 Prayers for the Blessed’ – Rock luminaries SIXX:A.M. release their 5th studio album Vol. 2 Prayers for the Blessed TODAY via Eleven Seven Music. Written and recorded at the same time as Vol. 1 Prayers […]

the-franklin-electricThe Franklin Electric Announce New Album Release + New Single Streaming – Montreal-based alt-folk band The Franklin Electric are set to release their highly anticipated sophomore album titled Blue Ceilings on February 24 via Indica Records. Blue Ceilings is now available for […]

presserBook Review: Harley Flanagan Hardcore: Life of My Own – Harley Flanagan expresses the lifestyle and all the struggles he experienced as a musician throughout his entire career in such great detail, that readers are fully able to close their eyes and picture […]

November 17th,2016

presserBobaflex’s Final Tour of 2016 – West Virginia rockers, BOBAFLEX are hitting the road one last time in 2016 with a 24 date run from November 18th – December 22nd […]

November 16th,2016

Interview: Diving Into Tidal Wave With John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday […]Cover Interview - Diving Into Tidal Wave With John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday

CHILDREN OF BODOM Release Fan-Featured Lyric Video for “My Bodom (I Am The Only One) – Finnish Metal Superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have released a special lyric video for the song “My Bodom (I Am The Only One)” taken from the band’s latest studio […]

xoXO Single ‘Waiting Game’ Music Video Out Now – Following the release of ‘Divine Disaster’ earlier this year, XO (Sunil Heera) returns with his new single ‘Waiting Game’, taken from his first full-length project due early 2017. […]

abbe-mayAbbe May Unveils New Music Video “Doomsday Clock” Ahead of National Tour – Re-emerging from a hiatus earlier this year with the catchy single ‘Are We Flirting’, Abbe May’s followup ‘Doomsday Clock’ unveils a […]

November 15th,2016

Photo Gallery – The Struts and Provincial Archive Edmonton 2016 […]The Struts Edmonton 2016
Photo Gallery: NOFX,Useless ID, Pears Calgary 2016 […]NOFX Calgary 2016

sticky-fingers-westwaySticky Fingers Release 3rd Single “Sad Songs” ARIA ALBUM ‘WESTWAY’ – Bottle decadence, swagger, and plenty of hard-yards, and you have one of Australia’s most successful musical exports Sticky Fingers. Dylan Frost (vocals/guitar) Seamus Coyle (lead guitar), Paddy Cornwall (bass), Beaker […] 

Photo Credit Jo Bradly

Photo Credit Jo Bradly

YELLOWCARD Announce Their FINAL Two Shows Ever – The end is near for YELLOWCARD and as we embark on the final months before the band take their final onstage bow, they have announced their very last shows ever […]

November 10th,2016

Photo Gallery: NOFX,Useless ID, Pears  Edmonton 2016 […]NOFX Edmonton 2016

Photo Gallery: NOFX,Useless ID, Pears Edmonton 2016 […]Useless ID Edmonton 2016

November 9th,2016

Photo Galley: Dirty Heads and New Beat Fund Live […]Dirty Heads Edmonon, AB

decibel-magazine-metal-beer-festIntroducing the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest Presented by Unibroue – On Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017, America’s only monthly extreme music magazine is bringing the loudest, heaviest two-day craft beer festival in the world to The Fillmore Philadelphia. The […]

the-girl-folderThe Girl Folder – ‘I’m Not Talking About Love Anymore’ Single & Video – The Girl Folder’s latest release, ‘I’m Not Talking About Love Again’ is destined to become a favourite. An epic, […]

November 8th,2016

slaves_takecontrol_coverAlbum Review: Slaves “Take Control” (Rock/Punk) – There is no sense in trying to be eloquent in describing this album, it is anything but. Take Control is a full fledge angst-ridden pure British punk album. […]

sipprellSipprell’s New Track ‘Journey’ Streaming – Following the release of her stunning debut EP ‘Letter D’, South London singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sipprell returns with her new track ‘Journey’. Undeniably personal, Sipprell’s self-penned lyrics express her experiences […]

escape-the-fateEscape The Fate Release “Breaking Me Down Music” Video + Start Tour – Hard-rock scene staple ESCAPE THE FATE release the music video for “Breaking Me Down,” off their acclaimed, fifth studio album, Hate Me, out now via Eleven Seven Music. The video […]

November 7th,2016

‘Original Gangsters’ Ben Westhoff on his Explosive New History of West Coast Hip Hop […]benwesthofforiginalg

iameveIAMEVE Releases Surrealistic “Starman” Music Video and Single Release – IAMEVE is a spell-binding storyteller who merges electronic music textures and visual dreamscapes. “Starman” was co-produced with David Christophere of the classic electronic music outfit Rabbit In The Moon, and […]

bullet-for-my-valentineBULLET FOR MY VALENTINE New Music Video “Don’t Need You” – Watch – Hard rock/metal heavyweights BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released their first single since signing to Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records. Titled “Don’t Need You” and produced and mixed by Colin Richardson and Carl Bown, this new […]

rhapsody-cinematic-and-liveLuca Turilli’s RHAPSODY – Reveal First Track From “Cinematic And Live” – The latest album of Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY, Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus, was chosen to be the first studio album in music history to be remixed in Dolby Atmos. Renowned producer/mixing engineer Chris Heil (DAVID BOWIE, BRYAN ADAMS, […]

November 2nd,2016

Pixies Premiere Video for “Classic Masher” – Watch NOW […]pixies-by-travis-shinn

clipping-2016-promo-04-suzypoling-1780x1500-300Clipping Supporting Splendor & Misery on Tour + Wriggle EP; Watch “Shooter” Official Video – Clipping’s “Shooter,” a standout from Wriggle, the group’s summer EP, now has an official video, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada.  Clipping’s William Hutson says of the visual and song, “Since […]

atmosphere-tour-dates-2017Watch Atmosphere Video Seismic Waves + Tour Dates – Atmosphere announces their first tour dates of 2017 continuing the Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour along with Rhymesayers’ artists’ Brother Ali and deM atlaS.  Tickets on sale for all shows this Friday, […]

November 1st,2016

Album Review: Still Corners “Dead Blue” (Pop) […]still-corners-dead-blue

return-of-the-jewels-runnersRun the World Tour 2017 + Run the Jewels Officially Join the Gears of War Family – Run the World Tour 2017  has been announced with a lineup that is not to be missed and right to your door!! First stop: North America with 33 dates locked […]

relapse-records-free-2016-samplerRELAPSE RECORDS Launches Free 2016 Sampler – Listen & Download  […]

October 27th,2016

James Blake Brings Moody Melodies to the Arlington Theater Santa BarbaraJames Blake at the Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara A youthful crowd gathered early on a balmy fall evening at the elegant Arlington Theater in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, October 18.  As hot Santa Ana winds blew through the historic courtyar […]

themenzingers-2016-albumThe Menzingers Announce New Album ‘After The Party’ – Listen to “Bad Catholics” – The Menzingers will release their eagerly awaited fifth full-length After the Party on February 3, 2017. The album arrives as the follow-up to the Philadelphia-based band’s widely acclaimed Rented World. […]

avenged-sevenfoldAVENGED SEVENFOLD to Give Global 3D/360-degree Live-Stream Performance – On the evening of Friday October 27th, multi-platinum rock band, AVENGED SEVENFOLD will give a global, 3D/360-degree, live-streamed virtual reality performance in partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), the world […]

October 26th,2016

PHOTO CREDIT: Brandon Wolford

PHOTO CREDIT: Brandon Wolford

LAYNE Announced As Support For K.Flay On Fall ‘Crush Me’ Tour + Album Stream – Los Angeles indie-rockers LAYNE have been announced as official support for the upcoming US K.Flay tour. The ‘Crush Me’ tour is set to make stops in cities like Los Angeles (Troubadour), […]

i-prevailI PREVAIL’S Debut Album “LIFELINES” Out Now – Watch “Stuck In Your Head” – Detroit rock band, I Prevail’s, highly anticipated debut album, Lifelines, is out now on Fearless Records. Fans can purchase digital copies at iTunes, physical copies at all major retailers, and stream […]

siva-six-dawn-of-daysGreek Cult Dark Electro Duo Siva Six Returns With Full Album “Dawn Of Days“ – The Athens based cult dark electro duo Siva Six return with their 4th full length studio album, “Dawn Of Days“. It took them no less than 3 years to complete […]

October 25th,2016 

Photo Gallery: Our Lady Peace Grey Eagle Event Centre in Calgary […]Our Lady Peace Grey Eagle Event Centre in Calgary

Photo Gallery: The 1975 Grey Eagle Event Centre in Calgary […]The 1975 Grey Eagle Event Centre in Calgary

jpnsgrlsJPNSGRLS Release Video for “Trojan Horse” – JPNSGRLS are currently touring the west coast in support of their sophomore album, Divorce, out now via Light Organ Records. Today, they premiered the alien-filled-house party-video for “Trojan Horse“. The Vancouver quartet finishes their U.S. run next […]

ulcerateUlcerate Stream ‘Shrines of Paralysis’ in Full – New Zealand death metallers ULCERATE have just shared a full stream of their forthcoming opus Shrines Of Paralysis (out this October 28). ‘Shrines Of Paralysis’ can be streamed via Soundcloud here. ULCERATE‘s latest […]

October 24th,2016 

Jethro Tull The Rock Opera Comes to the Arlington Theater […]Jethro Tull at Arlington Theater

otis-english-triggerOtis English Streaming “Trigger” – This past August, Otis English made his debut with “Young Kids, Old Love,” a breakout hit that quickly climbed to #1 on Hype Machine, was added to Spotify’s New Music […]

blue-rodeoBlue Rodeo with Special Guests Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins Perform Cross Canada – At a press conference held last week in Toronto, Warner Music Canada recording artist Blue Rodeo announced details for their new album and upcoming cross-Canada tour. One of Canada’s most […]

October 21st, 2016 

Photo Gallery: Halestorm, Lita Ford & Dorothy […]Halestorm Winspear Centre Edmonton, AB

odeszas-foreign-family-collectiveODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective Shares New Autolaser Single, “OffOffOff” – ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective has released the latest single from Autolaser called “OffOffOff.” It’s a trippy, instrumental jam underpinned by a catchy guitar riff, warped background vocals and other […]

winter-wheat-john-k-samsonJohn K. Samson’s Winter Wheat Out Now – Album Stream – The highly anticipated new album by renowned Canadian singer-songwriter John K. Samson entitled Winter Wheat arrives in stores today. Inspired by the search for connection and community, and our individual and collective struggles with addictions to drugs, screens, […]

October 19th 2016 

November 2016 Vandala Magazine – Taking Back Sunday, Alice Cooper, Ozzfet Meets Knotfest and more […]November 2016 Vandala Magazine Cover

streets-of-laredo-photo-credit-max-montgomerySTREETS OF LAREDO Unveil Music Video For New Track “Trap For Young Players” – “Trap For Young Players” is a new track off the band’s sophomore album Wild, produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.), which comes out this Friday, October […]

modern-inventorsModern Inventors Premieres “Tonight” Video  – Nashville-based Modern Inventors just premiered their video for “Tonight” Culture Collide, said the song “is a guitar and synth driven ballad that immediately pulls the listener into an expansive and […]

October 18th 2016 

Photo Gallery – Spend the Night With Alice CooperSpend the Night With Alice Cooper



New Music Video from Alpha Pi ‘Think About Me’ -A life devoted to love can be a fickle thing, full of raw emotions and sinful lust. Capturing these powerful and elusive moments and shaping them into art is what […]

moby-the-void-pacific-choir-1MOBY & THE VOID PACIFIC CHOIR Release New Music Video ‘THESE SYSTEMS ARE FAILING’ From Latest Album -Taking inspiration from Max Fleischer’s iconic animation of the 1930’s, Moby & The Void Pacific Choir (in collaboration with Steve Cutts) today released the music video for “Are You Lost […]

October 17th 2016 

Interview: Caffeine and Chemistry with Milo of the Descendents […]Cover Interview Descendents October 2016 Vandala Magazine

wyclef-jeanWYCLEF JEAN Releases Track ‘IF I WAS PRESIDENT 2016’ Today Listen Here – Wyclef Jean releases If I Was President 2016, a reimagined version of his political classic, today. The track, with new lyrics about the current political and social climate, can be […]

October 14th 2016 

PrintAlbum Review: The Everyday Losers “Before You Say A Word” (Rock/Grunge) – The Everyday Losers are destined for greatness! Their album “Before You Say A Word” will go down in Indiana modern rock history as an album that takes rock n’ roll back to its dangerously exciting […]

Photo Credit: Rodrigo Fredes

Photo Credit: Rodrigo Fredes

SCORPION CHILD Unveil New Visualizer for ‘Acid Roulette’ – Texan classic rockers, SCORPION CHILD, launched a brand-new visualizer for Acid Roulette‘s title track. “Acid Roulette chronicles the life trials of a traveling man who was imprisoned for a murderous crime,”comments […]

sixx-am-vandala-magazine-by-vandala-photography-crystal-lee-2SIXX:A.M. Release Official Video for “WE WILL NOT GO QUIETLY” Today! – SIXX:A.M. unleash the first new track, “We Will Not Go Quietly,” from their November 18 release,  Vol. 2 Prayers for the Blessed TODAY! Fans, who pre-order the new album via […]

October 13th 2016 

Interview: J-Reno Unveils the Politikilla! […]j-reno-interview-crop

Hailing from Windsor, Canada; J-Reno represents the underground to it’s fullest! For over twenty years he’s been on the mic and even charted on the billboard top twenty-five hip-hop with his masterpiece single, “Snap Music”.[…]

red-fangRED FANG Stream New Album ‘Only Ghosts’ in Full; Launch Tetris-Inspired “Fangtris” Game – RED FANG, who release Only Ghosts tomorrow via Relapse Records, are now streaming the 10-song album in full: The band, currently touring Europe with a show in Cologne this evening, have […]

in-her-own-wordsIn Her Own Words Release New Single Off “Unfamiliar” LP, Out Tomorrow – Los Angeles, CA’s In Her Own Words have launched a new single titled “I Would Sit Alone In Silence” that you can listen to here: “This song was lyrically written […]

October 12th 2016 

Photo Highlights: Tegan and Sara in Edmonton […]Tegan and Sara Shaw Conference Centre

bear-hands-photo-credit-nina-westerveltBEAR HANDS Premiere Music Video For “Boss” – BEAR HANDS have debuted their new music video for their track, “Boss”. Directed by Ethan Berger and edited by Bear Hands guitarist, Ted Feldman, “Boss” is off the band’s 3rd studio album You’ll Pay For […]

October 11th 2016 

Photo Highlights – Tokyo Police Club […]Tokyo Police Club Calgary

root-albumMetallers ROOT Premiere New Song “Life Of Demon”; Listen Now – Legendary Czech dark metallers ROOT premiere new song “Life Of Demon” in anticipation of their upcoming album “Kärgeräs – Return From Oblivion”, set to be released on November 25th via […]

ruckusNew Music: Tube & Berger Release ‘RUCKUS’ ft. Richard Judge, From Forthcoming Sophomore EP – Germany’s electronic alchemists Tube & Berger return with their brand new single ‘Ruckus’, available via Kittball Records on Beatport and via Embassy One, the German indie powerhouse that is home […]

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October 7th 2016 

#fbf  Interview: Getting Gnarly At Psycho Las Vegas With Electric Citizen […]Electric Citizen Interview October 2016 Vandala Magazine

d%e2%88%86wn-2D∆WN Announces New Album ‘Redemption’ Streaming ‘Renegades’ – One of music’s most distinctive voices and songwriters, D∆WN, aka Dawn Richard, announces she will drop her highly anticipated new album REDEMPTION on November 18 via Local Action/Our Dawn Entertainment. […]

attilaAttila Are “Bulletproof” — WATCH Music Video Now – ATILLA have just dropped the video for “Bulletproof” from their new album CHAOS, out November 4 on SharpTone Records. It’s the first clip from the album. “I had no idea what to […]

October 6th 2016 

nick-de-la-hoyde-thinking-bout-youExploring Identity and Isolation with New Release from Nick de la Hoyde “Thinking Bout You” – Mixed by Erik Madrid (Mike Posner, Jesse McCartney, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nick Jonas),  Nick’s brand new single Thinking Bout You is a throwback, showcasing an electronic combination of modern electronica […]

helmetNew Helmet Track “Bad News” Streaming Now – “All news is bad news” spits Page Hamilton’s characteristic voice from the speakers, accompanied by the unique, dynamic fusion of classic rock, hardcore, and off-kilter grooves that have inspired countless others. […]

amorphis-and-swallow-the-sunAMORPHIS to tour North America with SWALLOW THE SUN – The masters of melancholic progressive metal, AMORPHIS, will return to North America next March/April for a long overdue headlining tour. Support will come from fellow Fin’s and melodic doom/death merchants […]

pixiesPixies’ Black Francis-Directed Video for “Um Chagga Lagga” – Watch Here – Written, storyboarded, produced and directed by Pixies frontman Black Francis, “Um Chagga Lagga,” the new music video for the band’s album Head Carrier (released September 30/Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam), makes […]

October 5th 2016 

kissing-candice-photo-by-jeremy-safferReview: Kissing Candice Single – Taken (Horror/Metal) – Horror metal titans Kissing Candice are continuously evolving as a band. Their single “Taken” is pleasant change of pace for the band musically. Their die hard fans should be delighted […]

repartee-marianas-trench-and-shawn-hookRepartee Announces Tour Dates with Mariana’s Trench and Shawn Hook – St. John’s, Newfoundland-bred indie pop band, Repartee, has been climbing the charts and rocking stages Canada-wide since the release of their debut album, All Lit Up (Sleepless Records). Now, they’re […]



Joyce Manor Releases “Last You Heard of Me” Video – Today, Joyce Manor premiere the video for “Last You Heard of Me,” a track appearing on their highly anticipated fourth album Cody (out this Friday). Directed by Christopher Good (who’s […]

October 4th 2016 

Photo Highlights Part 2 – Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2016 […]Slipknot Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2016

vesuvio-soloVesuvio Solo Premieres New Album ‘Don’t Leave Me In The Dark’ | New Album Out Now – Vesuvio Solo is a Montreal-based band who write often-confessional, sophisticated pop songs. The band was formed in Montreal by Thom Gillies (Exit Someone and formerly TOPS) and Cam MacLean in […]

saywecanflyCanadian singer/songwriter SayWeCanFly Announces ‘Blessed Are Those’ Album – Canadian singer/songwriter SayWeCanFly will release his new album Blessed Are Those on November 4th. A one-man acoustic act helmed by 21-year-old Braden Barrie, SayWeCanFly creates gracefully arranged music that’s bravely honest […]

October 3rd, 2016 

Photo Highlights Part 1 – Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2016 […]

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better-than-neverPop Punkers Better Than Never To Release ‘Head Under Water’ EP & Stream First Single “Learning To Swim” – Pop Punk Sextet Better Than Never are pleased to reveal details of their forthcoming EP, ‘Head Under Water’, which will be released via Fox Records on December 2nd. Vocalist James […]

the-orwellsThe Orwells Share “Buddy,” Announce US & UK Tour Dates– Today, The Orwells share a new song, “Buddy,” their first material since the release of Disgraceland. It’s a quick window into what fans can expect from their forthcoming album, due […]

September 30th, 2016 

Interview: What’s UGHLY!? A Sneak Peek Teaser With Intrinzik & Crossworm  About New LP […]September 2016 Vandala Magazine Interview Intrinzik and Crossworm

arc-irisArc Iris Premiere “Paint With The Sun” Video & On Tour Now in Support of Moon Saloon – Last month, Arc Iris released their second studio album Moon Saloon on Bella Union. The album follows their critically acclaimed self-titled debut that was released in 2014. Produced by the group and […]

steel-panther-lower-the-barSteel Panther Announce Release Date for New Studio Album  – Watch First Single “She’s Tight ft. Robin Zander” – Steel Panther, the glam rock band known for capturing the hearts of girlfriends and wives around the globe, announced today while on tour in Munich, Germany that their new album, […]

September 29th, 2016 



DIAMOND MIND Announce Canadian Tour Dates and Share New Video “Horseless Coach” – Diamond Mind are getting to set to release their debut LP, Heavy Metal Sunshine, in a few short weeks, and now the Edmonton three-piece are preparing support the album with […]

September 28th, 2016 

brandishBrandish – ‘Running’ Single & Video, Watch Now – Two years after Brandish registered a momentary blip on the radar with ‘The Ellyse Perry Song’, the Launceston comedy band has returned […]

devilmentDEVILMENT Reveal First track “Under The Thunder” – Witch County nefarious frights DEVILMENT – led by vehement frontman Dani Filth, will release their forthcoming masterpiece Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes on November 18 via  Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band reveal the first track […]

julia-knightJulia Knight Streaming “Ghost Of You” – Listen Now – There’s something to be said for resonance. That instant when your ears start to tingle, the hairs on the back of your arm stand on end, and electricity hangs so […]

September 27th, 2016 

la-petite-mort-or-a-conversation-with-godAlbum Review: King 810 “La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God” (Rock/Metal) – Hailing from the slums of Flint, Michigan, King 810 have completely reinvented themselves for the better inside “La Petite Mort or A Conversation With God”. It’s not possible to […]

tdwpNew Devil Wears Prada Video Conquers Time, Space, Lost Love – Watch Now – Most of The Devil Wears Prada’s videos have tread into unusual territories, and, as it tells a powerful love story that transcends time and space, the one for the band’s […]

September 20th, 2016 

October 2016 Vandala Magazine – Descendents. Wednesday 13, SONiC BOOM, J Reno and More […]October 2016 Vandala Magazine

September 19th, 2016 

in-flames-oh-yeahIN FLAMES and HELLYEAH Announce Forged In Fire Tour + IN FLAMES Premiere New Music Video for “The End” – Swedish metal visionaries IN FLAMES and American metal favorites HELLYEAH announce their 2016 co-headline Forged In Fire Tour of North America, kicking off November 12 in Orlando, FL. Spanning 28 cities […]

fleurieAlternative Artist Fleurie Releases New Album “Love and War”; Stream Now – Nashville alternative artist Fleurie has released her new album, Love And War. The album is now available to purchase and stream at all digital outlets. Fleurie has dubbed this album […]

vampsVamps Are Back!; Video, Tour and More – VAMPS, the visually-arresting Japanese rock band featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), are back! There is a swell of activity surrounding the band, including new songs with major guests, a […]

September 16th, 2016 

Exclusive Photo Gallery: Burning Man By Andrew Jorgensen […]Burning Man 2016 By Andrew Jorgensen
#FBF Interview: Get Schooled – An Interview With Johnny Richter […]September 2016 Vandala Magazine Johnny Richter Interview

young-gunsYoung Guns Release New Album “Echoes” – Young Guns have released their highly anticipated new album, Echoes, today via Wind-up Records. The album premiered in full earlier this week on FUSE, and can be purchased via iTunes, […]

jorgphoto_2015_black_500Photographer Feature: Andrew Jorgensen – For the last ten years, internationally renowned professional freelance photographer Andrew Jorgensen has transformed the way live music and festivals have been viewed across the globe. Pairing a camera with […]

September 15th, 2016 

Photo Gallery: Ray LaMontagne […]Ray Lamontagne at Greek Theater in Berkely, CA

trouzeTrouze Shows Off Global Influences & Versatility w/ New Single “Intersection” – International charting dj/producer group Trouze is returning to the spotlight with their newest original, “Intersection” out now for streaming and purchase. The appropriately-titled single features a fusion of styles drawn […]

joyce-manorJoyce Manor’s New Song “Last You Heard of Me” – Joyce Manor share “Last You Heard of Me,” the latest single from their upcoming fourth album Cody (out October 7). Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Guided by Voices, Kurt […]

September 14th, 2016 

coco-morier-dreamerAlbum Review: Coco Morier “Dreamer” (Indie/Rock/Synth) – Euro style indie pop with heavy synth influence, and done the right way. The tracks on this release inspire a playful cheery attitude that have dream backing. To put a visual sense to this album, […]

September 13th, 2016 

The True Horror You Never Hear Coming: An Interview with Cremator of Ghoul […]September 2016 Vandala Magazine Ghoul InterviewFrom the catacombs of Creepsylvania riseth GHOUL once more. Worlds better than it has any right to be, their latest offering, Dungeon Bastards, gives us a rejuvenated and fully consolidated slab of their trash/death/surf-rock slime.[…]

toucheamore_megaimage-jpg-928x0_q90Touché Amoré Release “Rapture” – Today, L.A.-based post-hardcore band Touché Amoré premiere their new single “Rapture.” The fourth offering from Touché Amoré’s upcoming album Stage Four, “Rapture” reveals the acclaimed indie band’s more art-rock-leaning sensibilities. Out […]

towersTowers Unveil Second Big Single ‘Could Have’ From Forthcoming Debut – South Coast newcomers Towers come out swinging once again, presenting anthemic video single ‘Could Have’ here. Describing it as being about “that feeling that comes over you when you don’t […]

September 12th, 2016 

THE DARCYS Release Slinky New Track “COMING UP FOR AIR” – Listen Here SONiC BOOM Festival 2016

Photo credit: Alex Bruel Flagstad

Photo credit: Alex Bruel Flagstad

Agnes Obel, Mew’s Jonas Bjerre “Golden Green” Video – Agnes Obel has released the mesmerizing animated video for her new single “Golden Green.” Directed by acclaimed visual artist Jonas Bjerre – who is also the frontman for the Platinum […]

September 8th, 2016 

Photo Gallery Xfest 2016 September 3rd and 4th[…]twenty-one-pilots-xfest-2016-vandala-magazine-by-claire-bourgeois-2

September 7th, 2016 

Photo Gallery: SONiC BOOM Festival 2016 […]SONiC BOOM Festival 2016

Featuring: Twenty One Pilots, Halsey, July Talk, The Naked and Famous, Atlas Genious, Hannah Georgas, Wildlife, Darcys, The Royal Foundry

September 8th, 2016

Photo Gallery – Rob Thomas ‘The Great Unknown Tour” […]Rob Thomas 'The Great Unknown Tour"

The pixies“Tenement Song” Music Video Premieres – WATCH HERE – The music video for “Tenement Song” makes it the first music video for the Pixies’ upcoming album Head Carrier, due out September 30 (Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam/PIAS). You can view the […]

slayer-videoSlayer’s Final Video of Trilogy “Pride In Prejudice” Video Premieres – A convicted prisoner on death row…a cookie-cutter, white-bread family unit putting up the Christmas decorations… two worlds, lightness and darkness colliding…white supremacists…ruthless murders…Slayer’s “Pride in Prejudice” music video. Directed by […]

September 1st, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Exclusive Blue Oyster Cult Concert to Air on Audience Music Network ARTICLE + PHOTOS Blue Oyster Cult Audience Music Network

D'Opus & RoshamboD’Opus & Roshambo ‘Mayday’ Album OUT TODAY + Album Streaming – This decade has seen changes that would seem an absurd fictional tale, if you were to explain it to someone a generation before. We express and gauge ourselves by social […]

Jesse Mac CormackJesse Mac Cormack Premieres New Video “Never Enough” EP out Sept 16 – Jesse Mac Cormack has recently just premiered the video for his latest single “Never Enough” from the upcoming EP “After The Glow” to be released September 16th via Secret City […]

August 31st, 2016

Bat-For-Lashes-The-BrideAlbum Review: Bat For Lashes “The Bride” (Indie/Alternative) – Bat For Lashes (Natasha Khan) delivers the strongest release of her career yet. Crafted as a concept album telling a story of a bride to be who loses her fiancée in a car accident on the […]

OCEANS OF SLUMBEROCEANS OF SLUMBER Premiere New Video, “Sunlight” – Houston’s OCEANS OF SLUMBER have unveiled a brand new video for “Sunlight” which comes from their full-length label debut, Winter released earlier this year. Filmed in a studio while the […]

DestrageDestrage Reveals Details of ‘A Means To No End’ + Lyric Video for “Symphony of the Ego” – You can try to put Destrage in a box but you will never succeed. Words such as “progressive”, “cinematic”, “mathcore”, “technical” and “groove-laden”, could be thrown at them, but really […]

August 30th, 2016

blind egoBLIND EGO Video Premiere of Blackened’ From Upcoming Album ‘Liquid’ – BLIND EGO, the project of RPWL guitarist Kalle Wallner, just released the new single ‘Blackened’. The brand new video for the song was already presented on Friday at the German […]

Wildlife---Age-of-Everything---album-artWildlifeTo Release New Album “AGE OF EVERYTHING” Listen to ‘2017 – Toronto indie-rockers, Wildlife, have returned from the depths of the Canadian wilderness with their first offering since the 2013 landmark album, On The Heart. On October 14th, the band will […]

ShadecrownShadecrown To Release Debut Album in October! Watch Led Astray – A Finnish melancholic melodic death metal band Shadecrown have set a release date for their debut album. The album is called Agonia and it is released October 21st 2016 via […]

August 29th, 2016

Bad-Seed-RisingBad Seed Rising Drop “Chasing Gravity” Video, Announce Fall Tour Dates – Following their successful summer on this year’s Vans Warped Tour and a support slot with I Prevail, Bad Seed Rising announce the release of their debut album Awake in Color, […]

AurasProgressive Metal Band Auras Debut “Dream Elixir” Music Video From Upcoming Album – Canadian progressive metal band AURAS have released two new tracks today, roughly one month before the release of their all new LP. The music video for “Dream Elixir” is no […]

August 25th, 2016

ClippingHip Hop Act Clipping. “Air ‘Em Out” With Gravity Defying Music Video – Clipping has delivered an official video for “Air ‘Em Out,” a highlight from the forthcoming Splendor & Misery, a Sci-Fi/dystopian concept album due out on CD/LP/DL/CASS September 9th worldwid […]

Umma GummaThe Harlots – ‘Umma Gumma’ Single – LISTEN HERE – The Harlots are a six-piece rock, pop and soul outfit from Melbourne that have spent the last half a decade filling dance floors across Australia. Blending overdriven guitars, dreamy keyboards […]

abbe-mayAbbe May Counts Down the Apocalypse With New Single ‘Doomsday Clock’ – Re-emerging from a hiatus earlier this year with the catchy pop ditty ‘Are We Flirting’, Abbe May’s follow-up ‘Doomsday Clock’ unveils yet another side to her personality as she reveals […]

August 25th, 2016

Candiria While They Were SleepingMusical Alchemists Candiria Return With “While They Were Sleeping” + New Song “Mereya” — LISTEN – Brooklyn’s musical alchemists Candiria, long-known for fusing metal, hardcore, jazz, and hip-hop in a unique, inimitable blend, will release their new album While They Were Sleeping via Metal Blade on […]

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Every Time I Die Share “C++ (Love Will Get you Killed)” – Today, Buffalo hardcore band Every Time I Die has shared a new song “C++ (Love Will Get You Killed)” at Billboard. “C++ (Love Will Get You Killed)” is the third […]

August 24th, 2016

Photo Gallery: Zakk Wylde at the The Ranch Roadhouse […]Zakk Wylde in Edmonton August 23rd

Taking Back SundayTAKING BACK SUNDAY Releases “You Can’t Look Back” Single/Video – As TAKING BACK SUNDAY gear up for their upcoming US tour through intimate clubs this September and October, the alt-rock quintet are unleashing“You Can’t Look Back”, the second single and […]

STALGIAStalgia – “In The Trees (Andrew Luce Remix)” Out Now! – Stalgia makes music as tactile as it is sonic. In a rare expression of dark thoughts and light desires, it’s insightful, but familiar, like the sound of your own heart […]

August 23rd, 2016

Barb-Wire-Dolls-Desperate-coverAlbum Review: Barb Wire Dolls “Desperate” (Rock/Grunge/Punk/Metal) – Barb Wire Doll’s latest release “Desperate” is a bonafide masterpiece! Each track is just a straight up raw in your face rock n’ roll anthem […]



DUNE RATS and DZ DEATHRAYS Announce Co-Headline Tour + Streaming ‘Bullshit’ + ‘Blood On My Leather’ – After having a blast touring together in Australia on Violent Soho’s recent WACO tour, DUNE RATS and DZ DEATHRAYS have decided to step it up a notch and take the […]

August 19th, 2016

September 2016 Vandala Magazine: Johnny Richter, Ghoul (Official) Intrinzik, and More […]

September 2016 Vandala MagazineThe fall is coming along with cooler temperatures but the music and new releases are just starting. On the cover, we have an interview with Johnny Richter about his new album, music and more. Plus we have a sneak peek teaser with Intrinzik & Crossworm about the upcoming new LP. We also caught up with Michael Gira of Swans, Marissa Nadler, Cremator of GHOUL. Also, we hit a ton of shows this month featuring Hollywood Vampires,  Chris Cornell, Snakehips, HÆLOS, Don Henley,  Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, Duran Duran, Miike Snow, Boris and more. This and much more along with our regular features.  READ HERE F

August 18th, 2016

#throwbackthursday FULL PHOTO GALLERY – Duran Duran, #Chic with Nile Rodgers […]Duran Duran

fit for a kingFit For a King Are “Pissed Off” — Fit For a King have shared the first song from their upcoming album Deathgrip, out October 7 via Solid State. Listen to “Pissed Off” here. The powerful song was inspired by the […]

Macy GrayMacy Gray Releases New Original Song “Annabelle” – Listen Now – One of the most iconic and instantly recognizable voices in music history is back in a way you’ve never heard before. Multi-platinum artist Macy Gray makes her Chesky Records debut […]

August 17th, 2016

PixiesNew Pixies Track “Talent” Released – Now Streaming – A brand-new track from the Pixies’ upcoming album Head Carrier (September 30, Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam/[PIAS]) has just been released. “Talent,” a raucous song that features a cameo appearance by legendary actor Jack […]

HARRISONHARRISON Shares New Single ‘VERITGO’ Featuring A L L I E – After announcing his debut album earlier this summer, Toronto producer Harrison is back to share a new single from the project with Vertigo, featuring a l l i e. The […]

August 16th, 2016

TowersTowers Go ‘Titan’-ic:  Rock Newcomers Unveil Debut Video Ahead Of EP Release – Alt-rock newcomers Towers have unveiled the video for their epic debut single ‘Titan’, which can be seen here. Vocalist/guitarist Mark reveals; “Titan lyrically is all about starting a band, and […]

The stand stillsTHE STANDSTILLS Announce Canadian Tour Dates for Fall 2016 – The Standstills don’t live up to their band name. In fact, the Oshawa, ON natives do exactly the opposite. They’re a force of nature on stage, and are about to […]

August 15th, 2016

August Cover Interview: Cultisms With Anthony Raneri of Bayside […]Cover Interview Bayside August 2016 Vandala Magazine

RykkaPressPhotoByLynol_LuiNew Video From RYKKA – “Bad Boy” From New Album – On the heels of competing as a semi-finalist at the prestigious 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, Rykka is set to release her debut single “Bad Boy” from her forthcoming album Beatitudes […]

August 12th, 2016

Photo Gallery: Miike Snow in Calgary, Alberta […]Miike Snow in Calgary, Alberta
Photo Gallery: Outside Lands After Dark; Snakehips, HÆLOS, Thomas Jack and Shadow The Wild […]Thomas Jack Out Side Lands After Party

The Depression Sessions Fit for autopsy“The Depression Sessions” – FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Lyric Video Released – In December of 2015, three bands with three different stylistic approaches to aggressive music, but a common outlook on the world, came together to create a collective piece of work […]

August 11th, 2016

#Throwbackthursday – Photo Gallery: Chris Cornell […]Chris Cornell, Edmonton Alberta

IS TROPICALIS TROPICAL Releases ‘Believe/What You Want’ Music Video + Album Stream – Following the release of the first four installments of Black Anything, IS TROPICAL released the final installment, ‘Believe/What You Want’ via the band’s new label NYC based Axis Mundi Records […]



SUPERHEIST Put HANDS UP HIGH for New Single, Vocalist and Video – After 13 years in the wilderness, Australia’s biggest Nu-Metal exponents SUPERHEIST are back bigger than ever, with new vocalist Ezekiel Ox, a new song called HANDS UP HIGH and a […]

August 10th, 2016

EXCLUSIVE Video Premiere: Sit back And Drift Away With “Giving It Up” by Gold Clubb […]Majorleans-Retouched-92-(1)

Sum-41-2016SUM 41 w/ Senses Fail & As It Is North American Tour Dates – Pop punk veterans SUM 41 have announced a Fall 2016 North American tour in support of their forthcoming new album, 13 Voices, due out October 7th via Hopeless Records. With […]

DINOSAUR PILE-UP Release “Nothing Personal” – The heavy-hitting English alt-rock trio DINOSAUR PILE-UP have just released their latest single “Nothing Personal” off their upcoming album, ELEVEN ELEVEN (Out August 26, 2016 via SO Recordings). At track […]

August 9th, 2016

johnny richterAlbum Review: Johnny Richter – Schools Out (Still Laughing) (Hip Hop/Rap) + Album Stream […]

Secret City Records Anniversary CompilationSecret City Records Celebrates 10 Years; Anniversary Compilation to be Released Sept 23 – Secret City Records is celebrating a milestone birthday this fall, marking 10 years since the release of its first album on September 26, 2006: Patrick Watson’s Close to Paradise. The […]

annas_anchorIrish Emo-indie act Anna’s Anchor Unveils New Video For ‘Hampton’ – In the lead up to the release of debut album ‘Nautical Miles’, Irish solo artist Anna’s Anchor, has released the poignant video for single Hampton here. Marty Ryan, the man, […]

August 5th, 2016

KOLARSKOLARS New Music Video For “One More Thrill” – KOLARS have premiered their new music video for “One More Thrill” which ” is the newest single to release off of their upcoming album, which is set to drop in February 2017. Over the […]

AtmosphereAtmosphere’s “Pure Evil” Music Video WATCH NOW – With Fishing Blues  being released one week from today! the latest official video from Atmosphere, titled “Pure Evil”  is now streaming! Pre-order yours today and get the latest new song, “Pure Evil” instantly, at Fifth Element […]

August 4th, 2016

Hollywood Vampires End Their Tour at California Mid-State Fair Paso Robles (HERE)+ PHOTO GALLERYHollywood Vampires at California Mid-State Fair Paso Robles


ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Tour With Belphegor, Origin, And ShiningBlack Metal Misery Makers Abigail Williams To Kick Off Tour With Belphegor, Origin, And Shining This Week + Headlining Dates Confirmed […]

August 3rd , 2016

Allison-IrahetaAllison Iraheta + Halo Circus Release New Video “Nothing At All” in Advance of US Tour – ‘Nothing at All” is from the band’s long-awaited full-length album, Bunny, that dropped last month. Most recently, lead singer Allison Iraheta won the […]

August 2nd, 2016

wye-oak-tween-album-streamAlbum Review: Wye Oak – Tween (Indie Rock) – This is not the Wye Oak album you had been expecting, but it is the one you wanted. Overflowing with cascading symbol crashes, epic fuzz waves, and just all together jaw dropping. It’s hard to not be awed at the jump in song writing […]

Styline Suicide SquadStyline Pioneering New Power-House Sound – “Suicide Squad” Out Now! – Tried and tested in festivals and clubs all around Asia, Styline’s newest Power House Jam is ready for action. Back from Vietnam after playing out his latest track on a […]

Photo Credit: Anthony Barlich

Photo Credit: Anthony Barlich

The Devil Wears Prada: Fall 2016 Tour Announced – The Devil Wears Prada will hit the road this fall, co-headlining “The Rise Up Tour” with Memphis May Fire. Silverstein will Special Guest* and Like Moths to Flames will open […]

July 29th, 2016

Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS TourAnnouncing the “Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS” Tour – Announcing the Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS tour – celebrating the 20thanniversary of the legendary album Roots – to be played in its entirety each night! The North […]

Atmosphere-Fishing-Blues-CassetteAtmosphere “No Biggie” Streaming Plus “Fishing Blues with Sway Calloway: Episode 2” – With only two weeks left to go before the release of “Fishing Blues’ Atmosphere releases the streaming of “No Biggie”!  Plus above is your first inside look at the Atmosphere Fishing Blues cassette. Eighteen tracks. Custom […]

July 28th, 2016

Interview: Coleman Hell – Cabins Help Create Timeless Records Interview Coleman Hell August 2016 Vandala MagazineColeman Hell unexpectedly took the Canadian music scene by storm within the last few years with his own brilliant original brand of electronic dance music that combines infectious hooks, which […]

Ofelia KOfelia K Streaming “Killing Me” – Ofelia K.’s voice and compelling songs are worn down to perfection and balance wistful maturity with a certain earnest and eternally young expression. Not quite pop, not quite anything else, […]

July 27th, 2016

bizzythowedBizzythowed Premieres New Track ‘Smoking Weed’ from ‘Blank Check, Volume2’ – Urban hardrocker, Bizzythowed, releases his new track, “Smoking Weed” from his latest EP, Blank Check, Volume2, due out August 19th. Recorded in Houston, TX, Blank Check, Volume I is the debut full-length from the Texas-based writer/producer […]

ChelanChelan Shares Luminous New single “Won’t Break” – Joshua Tree’s synthpop coterie Chelan are sharing a second track “Won’t Break” this afternoon, the second track from their upcoming full-length Vultures set for release August 26. “Won’t Break” is a […]

BigsoundBIGSOUND Gets Bigger: Final Artists Added – BIGSOUND Festival 2016 has dropped the biggest live list in its history, adding to an already huge lineup to deliver 150 artists across 15 venues over 3 nights in Brisbane […]

July 26th, 2016

Al JourgensenAl Jourgensen’s SURGICAL METH MACHINE Releases Lyric Video for Classic DEVO Song – MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen’s new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, recently released their debut album via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released a lyric video for their rendition of […]

Black Crown InitiateBlack Crown Initiate Debut “Selves We Cannot Forgive” Music Video – BLACK CROWN INITIATE have debuted a new music video for the self-titled track “Selves We Cannot Forgive[…]

July 25th, 2016

The TrewsThe Trews Set To Release Career-Spanning Album Time Capsule, Including Four Brand New Tracks – Beloved Canadian rockers The Trews are simultaneously looking back and forward with their latest album Time Capsule, available September 9, 2016 via HOME Music  / Entertainment One. The 20-track collection […]

descendentsAlbum Review: Descendents – “Hypercaffium Spazzinate” (Punk/Rock) – I feel I should start this review by saying that I can almost guarantee that I am a bigger Descendents fan than you are, whoever you are. I have the “Milo Goes To College” album cover tattoo’d […]

July 22nd, 2016

Hatebreed Photo credit Jeremy SafferHATEBREED Announce North American Tour Dates and “Something’s Off” Music Video – HATEBREED are pleased to announce a second assault on North America this fall, once again with their friends in DEVILDRIVER and DEVIL YOU KNOW. Today the band also released a music […]

Manuel RivaMhm Mhm” by Manuel Riva and Eneli Now Available in America! Watch Video! – Radikal Records is proud to announce the American release of the hit track “Mhm Mhm”by EDM DJ/ Producer Manuel Riva and vocalist Eneli. Previously released in Romania by Forward Agency […]

July 21st, 2016

RealizmAlbum Review: Realizm – The Keys To The Cult Collection (Hip Hop) – Born Shane Manoel, Realizm is Australia’s best kept secret in hip-hop. He’s not only an intelligent lyrical emcee, but his production skills are far above and beyond most of the mainstream, yet hardly anyone knows him, even though this wicked underground warrior […]

Japanese BreakfastJAPANESE BREAKFAST Shares “EVERYBODY WANTS TO LOVE YOU” Live Video – Today Japanese Breakfast has shared a live video for “Everybody Wants To Love You,” from her critically acclaimed debut album, Psychopomp. The video was shot by Philadelphia collective Out Of Town Films. Psychopomp is available for pre-order […]

Hatebreed Photo credit Jeremy SafferMALEVOLENT CREATION Announce Headlining Tour – 25th Anniversary of “The Ten Commandments” – MALEVOLENT CREATION have announced that they will return to the road in the US for the first time in five years supporting their new album Dead Man’s Path. The reviled Florida […]

July 20th, 2016

Depression, Anxiety and Cats: An Interview with Marissa Nadler […]Marissa Nadler

EPICA: Release First Trailer For The Holographic Principle! – Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA grant a little insight into the making of their massive new longplayer The Holographic Principle and release a first trailer form the studio. In this […]

July 19th, 2016

August 2016 Vandala Magazine – Bayside, Coleman Hell, Billy Idol, Blink 182 and More […]August 2016 Vandala Magazine

July 16th, 2016

Photo Gallery – Billy Idol, Steve Stevens, Billy Morrison Giving Fans More, More, More […]Billy Idol in Kelowna, BC

July 15th, 2016

#flashbackfriday Interview: Some Of Us Really Need That EDM Festival Life! An Interview with Jay Gordon of Orgy […]Orgy Interview July 2016 Vandala Magazine

bloom twinsSultry 19 Year Old Bloom twins Unveil The Music Video For Their Single ‘Amnesia’ – London-based sister act Bloom Twins, have unveiled the artistic video for their new single ‘Amnesia’. Shot in black and white, the video sees the girls performing in a variety of […]

July 14th, 2016

Ringo Starr celebrates 76th Birthday + Photos […]Ringo Starr 76th Birthday Party

easy does itRap Rockers Easy Does It Release New Music Video “GET” – Blending Southern Rock and West Coast hip-hop sensibilities, Easy Does It touch down with the new music video for “GET,” a carefree summer jam to crank loudly. Directed by James […]

anvilANVIL Releases Video For “Zombie Apocalypse” European and Canadian Tour Dates Confirmed – Canadian Metal heroes ANVIL release a new video for the song “Zombie Apocalypse” taken from their new studio album “Anvil Is Anvil”. Guitar player and singer Lips says about the […]

July 13th, 2016

DuelleSister Act Duelle Premiere Video/Single ‘Want It All’ – Sister-duo Duelle delivers their energy-driven single “Want It All” via Trap Nation – the lead single off their upcoming genre-bending Paragon EP that has already garnered over 200,000 plays since […]

GEMINI-SYNDROME--Tour-w-Stitched-Up-Heart-&-9ElectricGEMINI SYNDROME Begin US Headlining Tour This Week + Streaming ANONYMOUS – GEMINI SYNDROME will embark on the “Remember We Die” tour later this week. The headlining trek begins on July 13th in Salt Lake City, UT and will run into the month of September. Joining Gemini Syndrome […]

PSYCHO LAS VEGASPSYCHO LAS VEGAS To Take Over The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino This August; Full Lineup Announced  – PSYCHO LAS VEGAS is a property-wide music festival taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26th-28th, 2016. Brought to you by the […]

July 12th, 2016

The Kills - Ash & IceAlbum Review – The Kills – Ash & Ice (Indie Rock) – The latest and easily the most anticipated album from one of the “it” bands of more than just the college rock scene, but the rock n’ roll scene on the biggest stage. The duo have spent over a crafting one of the most […]

Safe to SaySafe To Say Unveil Video For New Track “Only Rain” WATCH + SHARE – Safe to Say have just unveiled a music video for their latest single “Only Rain”. Much like the Toronto four-piece’s entire new album, Down in the Dark, which drops July 22 […]

July 11th, 2016

Photo Gallery – Blink 182 at Rexall Place Edmonton […]Blink 182 Edmonton Alberta

July 8th, 2016

pup_the_dream_is_over_vinyl_1024x1024Album Review – PUP – The Dream Is Over (Punk Rock) –  There was a lot of excitement surrounding the release of PUP’s self titled debut album. It seemed to come at a time when the punk rock world was in need a good swift kick in the ass. […]

Revocation the great sonRevocation Launches New track, “Profanum Vulgus”, and Studio-Video Online – Revocation will release their most dynamic, boundary-pushing and weighty record to-date: Great Is Our Sin. Today, the band is pleased to debut another track, entitled “Profanum Vulgus”. The song, which […]

Photo by Tom Sheehan

Photo by Tom Sheehan

Ryley Walker Shares New Single, “The Roundabout”; New Album Out 8/19 On Dead Oceans – Ryley Walker is happy to share his latest single “The Roundabout,” taken from his upcoming album Golden Sings that Have Been Sung (out August 19 on Dead Oceans). A few weeks […]

July 7th, 2016

Tiger Army “V…”Album Review – Tiger Army – V… (Punk/Rock) – For a minute there it looked as though Nick 13 was going to place Tiger Army in its grave. After Music From Regions Beyond came out and the band did a tour behind it, that’s all we heard […]

HeadCarrierCDCoverArt_loPixies Announce New CD, Bass Player, Tour +Plus Streaming Um Chagga Lagga – Pixies announce that their sophomore “post-reunion” album, Head Carrier, will be released on September 30 (Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam/ [PIAS]).  The 12-track collection of the band’s unique aural mix of surrealism, psychedelia, dissonance […]

July 6th, 2016

Cover Interview: It’s Time to Turn the  Crank Again!  An Interview with  Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse […]Cover Interview ICP July 2016 Vandala Magazine

FableCry-(1)Fable Cry Release Horror Style Video “Dead or Alive (For Now)” From New Album + Album Stream – Theatrical scamp rock group Fable Cry recently released their sophomore album, We’ll Show You Where the Monsters Are.  Recently the band also dropped a spectacular video, “Dead or Alive (For Now),” from their […]

July 5th, 2016

Photo Gallery – Fire Aid Fort Mcmurray Benefit Concert […]Nickelback Fire Aid Fort Mcmurray

The-Attics---Bluffing---Promo-Shot-3Premiering the Single “Bluffing” by THE ATTICS – The Attics release their new single “Bluffing” – a bright yet hazy picture of adventure in their most addictive release to date. In 2016, a whimsical return to the band’s beginnings sees  […]

For Today Final TourFor Today Announce Final Tour – “After over 11 years as a band, six full-length albums and one EP, we have decided to make 2016 the last year of For Today. “When we started this band […]

July 4th, 2016

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June 30th, 2016

Kristin Kontrol - X-CommunicateAlbum Review: Kristin Kontrol – X-Communicate (Pop) – In January, Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls announced a new solo project, and five months later Kristin Kontrol has officially arrived. X-Communicate is a well crafted fun excursion of 80’s new wave […]

June 29th, 2016

Interview – Move Over Lestat! Kung Fu Vampire For The Win! […]Look-Alive-CoverKung fu Vampire is an underground champion when it comes to creative innovative hip-hop that has no set boundaries or limits.  No one can match his style of originality! With the release of “Look Alive” just around the corner we chatted about the new music, who he worked with and more.


the mahonesIrish Punk Rock Legends THE MAHONES To Release Greatest Hits Record – Pioneers of Irish punk rock, The Mahones, have announced plans to release a greatest hits compilation called The Very Best: 25 Years Of Irish Punk on August 26th with Sailor’s […]

June 28th, 2016

dog skinDoll Skin Announce Summer Tour Dates with OTEP! – Hot off of a successful Spring tour including headlining dates and support dates with Otep, Lacey Sturm, Hellyeah, Escape the Fate and more, Doll Skin will once again hit the road […]

tax the heatTAX THE HEAT Release Lyric Video For “Stood On The Platform To Leave” – Bristol’s classic rockers with a modern roll, TAX THE HEAT, released their full length Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Fed To The Lions back in April this year. Last week marked the release of a […]

June 27th, 2016

Vandala Magazine Premiers Gideon’s Army Sweltering ‘Red Lips’ Music Video […] Gideons-Army-promoListening to the work of New York-based outfit Gideon’s Army, you hear the swelter and humidity that can only come from someone who completely understands the rhythms and substance of classic […]

PJ-Harvey-The-Hope-Six-Demolition-ProjectAlbum Review – PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project (Rock) – It is always a major event when PJ Harvey releases a new album, and few in the history live up to their hype on each release, especially living in a musical and business world where always doing yo […]

June 23rd, 2016

Interview: The Interrupters ‘Upstroke Babylon’ The Interrupters Interview July 2016 Vandala MagazineEver since exploding onto the scene with the hyper energetic song ‘Liberty’ a couple of years ago, The Interrupters have seen a quick and easy rise to among the best new punk bands to come along in […]

MOTÖRHEAD Set 'Clean Your Clock'New Live MOTÖRHEAD Set ‘Clean Your Clock’ Out Today via UDR Music – MOTÖRHEAD‘s brand new live set Clean Your Clock – featuring one of the band’s final performances together at the Zenith in Munich, Germany – is out in the United States […]

OFELIA KOfelia K. – “I Love My Lawyer” Streaming Now – Ofelia K.’s voice and compelling songs are worn down to perfection and balance wistful maturity with a certain earnest and eternally young expression.  Not quite pop, not quite anything else, […]

June 22nd, 2016

Interview: Hatchet – Touring, Writing and The Magic Of MusicHatchet Interview June 2016 Vandala MagazineJulz Ramos is a fascinating individual, a guy who has dedicated his entire life his thrash metal band and is going for it with everything he’s got. Hatchet is a band who has the potential to set the world on fire – are you ready for the ride? […]

Airbourne-Are-Breakin'-Outta-Hell!Airbourne Are Breakin’ Outta Hell! – Unswerving, clenched-fist champions of the hard rock cause— have confirmed their new album title, Breakin’ Outta Hell, also the title of the first single/video, along with a headline tour of […]

Atmosphere 'Fishing Blues'Atmosphere Announces New Album ‘Fishing Blues’ – Listen to ‘Ringo’ – Minneapolis hip hop heroes Atmosphere have announced their seventh studio album Fishing Blues, out August 12th on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Producer Ant and lyricist / rapper Slug have been making music […]

June 21st, 2016

Flowerchild_Hi_ResColeman Hell Releases New Single “Flowerchild” Listen Now – Coleman Hell caught people’s attention last year with his breakout hit “2 Heads”, which has been streamed nearly 100 Million times across different platforms. His follow-up single, “Fireproof”, was released […]

Pitchfork Music Festival2016 Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Schedule & Festival Features – The 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival, happening Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 at Chicago’s Union Park, is one month away and this year’s schedule has been finalized. Each year, […]

June 20th, 2016

July 2016 Vandala Magazine – Insane Clown Posse, Orgy, The Interrupters, Kung Fu Vampire and More […]July 2016 Vandala Magazine

RJ Word Gone18 Year-Old Singer and Songwriter RJ Word Hits Over a Million Views with “I’m Gone” – The latest musical offering from rising 18 year-old singer and songwriter RJ Word alludes to a sensational experience in the video for his single, “I’m Gone.”  With captivating production that compliments his distinctive voice, the new […]

shaun black timeUp and Coming Artist Shaun Black Releases ‘Time’ Single & Video – Hailing from the Yarra Valley in Melbourne, Shaun Black’s influences include Paul Kelly, INXS, Counting Crows and Matchbox 20. His debut album Refraction is a collection of Aussie Acoustic-Rock […]

June 16th, 2016

head-wound-city-new-wave-violenceAlbum Review: Head Wound City – A New Wave of Violence (Rock/Noisegrind) – A noisegrind super group consisting of members from The Blood Brothers, The Locust, and Yeah Yeah Yeah, they released an EP over a decade ago, reunite in 2014 for a few shows, then write and record […]

Monakr RemixChicago Based MONAKR Gets the Remix Treatment by Sebastien and Rogue Vogue on “Calling Out” – Chicago based 4-piece Monakr have had the lead single from their excellent debut EP “Calling Out” remixed by young German producer Sebastien, and Chicago based Rogue Vogue. Sebastien’s signature, deep house sound lends an emotional […]



BADBADNOTGOOD Shares New Track ‘LAVENDER’  Featuring KAYTRANADA From Upcoming Album  – After recently announcing their forthcoming album IV and sharing its lead single, featuring Samuel T. Herring, BADBADNOTGOOD are back to share a new Kaytranada-assisted album cut. “Lavender” picks up where […]

June 15th, 2016

Interview: Johan Soderberg on Amon Amarth’s Devastating New Record […]Amon Amarth June 2016 Cover Interview

CHINO MORENODeftones Frontman Chino Moreno To Play Historic Performance Inside A Volcano, 400ft Underground In Iceland – Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival has unveiled an incredibly impressive lineup this year featuring 177 acts, including Deftones who are scheduled to headline the main event. However, the alt-metal band’s lead […]

the usedTHE USED Announce Second Leg of 15 Year Anniversary Tour: 2 Nights and 2 Albums In Each City – After 31 sold out shows on their first run, The Used will be hitting the road again for a second leg of their fifteen-year anniversary tour. Due to high demand […]

Kllo Well wornListen To Kllo’s New Single, “Walls To Build,” From Well Worn EP Out Aug. 5th On – Melbourne duo Kllo has unveiled a new single from their forthcoming Ghostly International debut EP, Well Worn.   “Walls To Build” melds Simon Lam’s synth lines with Chloe Kaul’s vapor-trailed […]

June 14th, 2016

belvedere-the-revenge-of-the-fifth-610x610Album Review: Belvedere – The Revenge of the Fifth (Punk) – If you were a fan of punk rock in Calgary in my generation (that would be Generation X, or is it Y?), you grew up with Belvedere. Although. […]

nawas wrongNAWAS Releases “Wrong” Listen Today – NAWAS, dangerously self-assured and shockingly frank, is here to rile you up. Marrying smooth, androgynous R&B vocals with rich instrumentals and tightly woven concept-based lyrics, NAWAS combines timeless sound with […]

Haley-Bonar---Impossible-Dream---Album-Cover-ArtworkHALEY BONAR Set To Release New Album and Releases ‘Kismet Kill’ Music Video – “Everybody wants a story. Something to sell. I’m here to tell you that there isn’t one with this album, at least in the traditional sense, but ten.” This is what […]

June 10th, 2016

Interview: The Life of Harley FlanaganInterview The Life of Harley Flanagan June 2016 Vandala Magazine – Harley Flanagan represents New York Hardcore to the fullest and he deserves every bit of success he has underneath his belt throughout his entire thirty years of creating the best Hardcore Punk to […]

skunkmelloSkunkmello LP “Hot Chicken” Release  Show Tonight! Listen to the Album Here – Brooklyn-based rock & rollers, Skunkmello, have finally released their new album, Hot Chicken. Having criss-crossed the country and graced the stages of national venues and music festivals, including SXSW, CMJ […]


June 9th, 2016

Chez-Kings-&-Queens--(1)Album Review: Chez – Kings & Queens (Indie/Hip-Hop) – Formerly known as “Prodiga1”, Billings, Montana local rap legend Chez conquered his home city years ago and will soon be taking over the entire underground […]

INTERRUPTERS-Say-It-Oud-Loud-color-band-photoThe Interrupters Premiere “By My Side” Video – The Interrupters are proud to share the video (directed by Tim Armstrong) for song “By My Side”, a track off their upcoming album Say It Out Loud out on June 24. […]

Photo by: Vanessa Heins

Photo by: Vanessa Heins

HANNAH GEORGAS Premieres WASTE  From New LP ‘FOR EVELYN’ –  Acclaimed indie-pop singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas has just premiered new song “Waste”. NPR Music’s Robin Hilton describes the song as, “a syncopated wonder with pulsing horns” and “a frenetic, horn-powered jam” and […]

Motorhead musicMOTÖRHEAD MUSIC Kicks Off – Motörhead’s Very Own Label Launches Several New 2016 Releases – Several years ago, MOTÖRHEAD (together with UDR Music) formed their own label called Motörhead Music. Lemmy and the boys were concerned about where the support was for rock’n’roll bands trying […]

June 3rd, 2016

Mac Sabbath- A Multimedia Experience” […]Mac Sabbath Interview June 2016 Vandala Magazine Mac Sabbath has the potential to be a truly iconic band. Their unique look and distinct sound has been capturing the imagination of fans across the globe. This is the rare band that are able to […]

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY The Darkest of AngelsDEAD BY WEDNESDAY Releases New Album ‘The Darkest of Angels’, Each Track Featuring a Unique Guest Vocalist – Connecticut heavy metal frontrunners DEAD BY WEDNESDAY recently released their new full-length album, The Darkest of Angels, which features a one-of-a-kind concept – a different guest vocalist on each track! […]

bear mountainBEAR MOUNTAIN Set to Release “BADU”, Listen to the First Single – Bear Mountain is thrilled to announce their forthcoming release, Badu, the highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed debut, XO. Boasting the band’s signature synth sound with a little magical je-ne-sais-quoi, […]

June 2nd, 2016

#Throwbackthrusday: Photo Gallery – Baroness at the Starlite Room […]Baroness May 2016

SEBASTIAN BACH Joins LaconiaFestRock Legend SEBASTIAN BACH Joins LaconiaFest Motorcycle Music Festival – Legendary music acts are revving up for LaconiaFest – the east coast’s only premier motorcycle music festival! Just a few weeks after the announcement of music legend Steven Tyler‘s upcoming […]

June 1st, 2016

Book Review: NOFX – Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories […]nofx-book

Trapper Schoepp Settlin' Or SleepinTrapper Schoepp Releases Video For “Settlin’ Or Sleepin’ Around” Starring Richard Riehle of “Office Space – Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!) and Milwaukee, WI-based singer-songwriter Trapper Schoepp are excited to announce the release of the music video for “Settlin’ or Sleepin’ Around.” June 1: […]

May 31st, 2016

Photo Highlights: Jim Cuddy Trio May 2016 […]Jim Cuddy Trio May 2016

Ryley WalkerRyley Walker Announces New Album, Tour and Listen To Debut Single – Ryley Walker is pleased to announce his new album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, coming out August 19th on Dead Oceans. It’s the triumphant follow up to his breakout […]

May 30th, 2016

em georgeEm George – ‘Em George’ EP Streaming Now – Following on from three successful singles, with her debut, “Murderers on the Inside” optioned by HBO and remixed by LA-based producer Stephen Kozmeniuk (Madonna, Kayne West) comes Em George’s debut […]

May 27th, 2016

Choosing Death The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore#flashbackFriday Choosing Death Festival: Killer Book, Killer Show , and a Killer Interview – A legendary tome central to extreme metal underground lore, Choosing Death is a 2004 account of “The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore”. Fast forward twelve years […]

A-Trak Parallel LinesA-Trak “Parallel Lines” Single + New Remix – Listen Now – A-Trak’s got your summer locked ‘n loaded with “Parallel Lines” feat. Phantogram, available everywhere now! For more Trizzy, stream a new remix from Chris Lorenzo ripped straight from BBC Radio […]

dz deathrayAustralia’s DZ DEATHRAYS announce North American Tour Dates – Australia’s DZ Deathrays, have announced North American tour dates including stops in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. See below for full details. Recently, the band premiered a new single […]

May 26th, 2016

bobby nourmand sisterBobby Nourmand x Billy Idol “S I S T E R” Out Now (Free Download) – There’s no one in the game that pays artful homage to legendary acts quite like LA-based producer Bobby Nourmand. His tasteful interpretations of acts like The Doors, The Rolling Stones, […]

TheCoathangers-NosebleedWeekendAlbum Review: The Coathangers – Nosebleed Weekend (Alternative/ Yes! Wave) – This is the trios fifth album, but is an introduction of sorts to a more massive audience, and fans new and old will be very pleased. Filled with catchy hooks, upbeat rhythm, grit, dirt, and tons of attitudes. The trio craft a Joan Jett […]

owen the king of whysOWEN ANNOUNCE  New Album “THE KING OF WHYS” – Streaming “Lost”  – Polyvinyl Records and Owen are thrilled to announce the July 29th release of The King of Whys, the forthcoming record from acclaimed musician and songwriter Mike Kinsella. Produced by S. […]

Unity Festival bannerUnify Fest Celebrates Music, Health, Yoga, and Indigenous Cultural Experiences with New Santa Fe Festival – This September 22nd – 25th, Santa Fe will become home to the first ever Unify Fest, a 4-day transformational music, health, yoga, and community festival dedicated to unifying humanity, celebrating […]

May 25th, 2016

Tóke - Wake Up Inna KingstonAlbum Review: Toke – Wake Up Inna Kingston (Reggae) — When thinking of Germany as a musical landscape, Reggae may not be the first genre that pops to mind, but it’s there, under the surface of the streets, the thump of the drum and pop of the bass reverberating into walls, […]

Bend SinnisterBEND SINISTER Announce Canadian Spring and Summer Tour Dates – Canada’s favourite prog-rockers, BEND SINISTER, have just announced that they will be heading back on the road again for a slew of Canadian dates this spring and summer. The band’s […]

May 24th, 2016

Interview – Revocation: Evolution, Riffs, and Writing: Revocation Interview June 2016 Vandala MagazineDave Davidson is perhaps the best guitarist in metal today. That’s why we were especially stoked when he took the time to sit down with you and talk about his writing process and the direction of Revocation. […]

dead shipsThe Dead Ships to Release CITYCIDE– Listen to The New Single “First Mistakes” – The Dead Ships will release their debut full-length LP CITYCIDE in North America on June 24 via Nevado Music. The album is available to pre-order digitally via iTunes. CITYCIDE follows up their critically acclaimed EP […]

May 19th, 2016

devin townsend BTBMBETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces The Transcending The Coma Fall Co-Headlining Tour With Devin Townsend Project – Two of progressive metal’s most influential bands — BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and Devin Townsend Project — will join forces for the Transcending The Coma co-headlining tour this Fall. […]

May 18th, 2016

June 2016 Vandala Magazine – Amon Amarth, Harley Flanagan, Beale Street Music Festival and more [..]June 2016 Vandala Magazine

May 17th, 2016

Photo Gallery – Amon Amarth , Entombed A.D, Exmortus […]Amon Amarth May 14th 2016

Photo Gallery – Hedley, Carly Rae Jepsen , Franseco Yates in Edmonton […]Hedley In Edmonton May 2016

May 16th, 2016

Ozzy Osbourne and Corey Taylor Announce Biggest American Heavy Metal Festival Ever + Photos […]OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST 2016 Press Conference

Chelsea Grin Slef InflictedGet “Skin Deep” With Chelsea Grin — LISTEN – Chelsea Grin have dropped the new song “Skin Deep.” The band shared the track a few months back, but this is the re-recorded/remastered version that will appear on Self Inflicted, out July 1 […]

May 13th, 2016

Photo Gallery – SHREDMONTON – Day 1 […]Shredmonton Metal Festival And Conference

Linki - 'Demonise' Single & VideoRocker Linki Releases ‘Demonise’ Single & Video – Watch Now – Linki is not the same. Linki is hard to ignore. You thought you met her once but…… Linki frolics in the primal, dark and evocative. She’s not from around here. […]

May 12th, 2016

SYMPHONY XSYMPHONY X Release Details About the Only U.S./CANADIAN shows of 2016!  – New Jersey’s progressive metal masters, SYMPHONY X, are making a few special stops on their way to Japan’s Loud Park Festival. The 6 show trek will launch on September 29th at The Trocadero, hit 3 Canadian […]

9ELECTRIC9ELECTRIC To Release Debut Album, Watch ‘New God’  – On Tour Now w/Lacuna Coil – Los Angeles hard rock titans 9ELECTRIC will unleash their highly-anticipated, full-length debut album, ‘The Damaged Ones,’ July 15 via Another Century. The group are currently in the midst of a […]

JEZABELS premiere video for MY LOVE IS MY DISEASE;The Jezabels premiere video for MY LOVE IS MY DISEASE; LP SYNTHIA – The Jezabels are thrilled to premiere the next single and video for “My Love Is My Disease” from their new album Synthia. The LP is available now via Dine Alone […]

May 11th, 2016

 Day 2 of The Beale Street Music Festival and FULL Photo Gallery […]Beale Street Music Festival Day 2

New Atmosphere song featuring ProfNew Atmosphere song ‘Windows’ featuring Prof Listen Now […]

CarnifexCarnifex’s “Slow Death” Is Coming This Summer – CA-based metal outfit CARNIFEX will release their new album entitled Slow Death onAugust 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. […]

May 10th, 2016

DESTROYER OF LIGHTDESTROYER OF LIGHT: Texas Outfit Confirms Western US June/July Tour; New Album In The Works – Texas-based psychedelic doom metal outfit, DESTROYER OF LIGHT, has confirmed a string of tour dates spanning the Western US in late June into mid-July. […]

astrid SAlt-pop Star ASTRID S Releases New Single and Music Video for “HURTS SO GOOD” Watch Now – MTV EMA-winning Norwegian indie pop singer Astrid S releases her new single“Hurts So Good” today on Island Records, the prelude to her 5-song […]

May 9th, 2016

The Heavens Part For Day 1 of The Beale Street Music Festival and FULL Photo Gallery […]Beale Street Music Festival Day 1

grimesGRIMES Drops Video for New Single ‘CALIFORNIA’ : Watch Now – Grimes reveals the new self-directed video for California,filmed in both Los Angeles, and Paris, France. The video features cameos from singer Megan James of Purity Ring, musician HANA, model Eric […]

May 6th, 2016

Ground swellGroundSwell Music Supports Fort Mac Fire Relief Efforts – In solidarity with the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta, GroundSwell Music is announcing today that it will donate 100% of profits from its online store to the Canadian Red Cross’ Alberta Fires Appeal.  […]


May 5th, 2016

Interview: Expanding and Accelerating with Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari […]May 2016 Vandala Enter Shikari Rou Reynolds Interview

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May 4th, 2016

Mogwai-AtomicAlbum Review – Mogwai – Atomic (Rock/Alternative) – On this latest release from the band fans will notice a departure from the sound the group created on 2014’s Rave Tapes and a return the heavily layered and dizzying environment, similar to 2003’s masterpiece Happy Songs For Happy People. [..]

May 3rd, 2016

Dennis KallaDennis Kalla – “Crack Your Skull” Streaming Now – When Dennis Kalla released his first single ”On My Skin” in November 2014 he came out of, literally, nowhere. Dennis is raised in Sweden’s most northern city, Kiruna, a mining city thousands of kilometers from the music industry, […]

May 2nd, 2016

Interview With Richard Patrick of Filter: What Truly Lies Behind Those Crazy Eyes […]May 2016 Vandala Interview Richard Patrick of Filter

TesseracT and GojiraTesseracT Announce U.S. Tour Dates with Gojira – U.K.’s premiere progressive act, TESSERACT today has announced a new batch of American tour dates serving as direct support […]

April 29th, 2016

Photo Gallery: George Thorogood & The Destroyers Edmonton, AB […]George Thorogood & The Destroyers April 2016