Naysayer is track Number 4, and the 2nd official promo video from the critically acclaimed debut album New Beginnings by Southern CA, progressive rock band AmuZeum. The band has an impressive pedigree that goes back more than a decade. The five members have crossed paths many times through the years in LA studios and playing in different bands such as Mars Hollow, Ten Jinn, Gabble Ratchet, and Heliopolis, all of which had various degrees of success.
“You don’t have to believe all the noise that’s surrounding you in this world. There are many reasons why “Naysayers” try and hold you back and keep you down. Choose to believe in yourself and not what others may think or say. Every day is a beautiful day
Album // “New Beginnings” Released // April 17, 2020 Music & Lyrics by AmuZeum Produced by AmuZeum Album // “New Beginnings” Released // April 17, 2020 Music & Lyrics by AmuZeum Produced by AmuZeum Mixed By Billy Sherwood Mastered By Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering Video Created by Team “S” Productions Still Band Photography by Joseph M. Garcia Royalty Free Stock Video Footage & Images: https://pexels.com / https://shutterstock.com / https://videoblocks.com
US-based Art Rock/Prog Fusion band Potter’s Daughter release a poignant video We Could Be from EP, Casually Containing Rage, the EP was released over the weekend.
Q: Tell us about the song and the video We Could Be?
A: The music video was born when Dyanne Potter Voegtlin and Jan-Christian Vögtlin of Potter’s Daughter, and developing filmmaker Serena Kunzler put their heads together to create a message of unity and resistance in the face of racial injustice in the United States. As a US citizen living abroad, Serena still wanted to base her video edit on local images and footage. She first called out to friends on Facebook, and later “stalked” photographers on Flickr, some of which graciously provided their material on Black Lives Matter, Native Lives Matter, Muslim Lives Matter, Families Belong Together, and other social issues. With the addition of abstract paint and color footage from photographers on Pexels, the final music video – along with the song We Could Be itself – layers themes of race, color, struggle, and unity into a multilayered poem.
We Could Be
Dyanne Potter Voegtlin-keyboards, vocals Jan-Christian Vögtlin-bass, drum programming, guitar synth NPR David Greene-radio broadcast Produced by Dyanne Potter Voegtlin, co-produced by Jan-Christian Vögtlin and Joseph Wiggy Wegleski Mastered by Tom Borthwick Recorded at SI Studio, Engineered by Joseph Wiggy Wegleski Video by Serena Kunzler
Huge thanks for the use of photos and videos. Miranda Lynn, Saundi Wilson, Fauxels, Huyen Khanh Do, Rosie Julin, Eino Sierpe, Elvert Barnes, Montecruz Foto, Parker Dubiel, Greg’s Southern Ontario, Jill Ion, Peg Hunter – Video featuring Idle No more SF Bay group, Stef, Kelly Lacy, Matthew Roth, TJ Davis, Free Creative, Lorie Shaull, Fibonacci Blue, Roman K, Jason Hargrove, Scott Carpenter, Taymaz Valley, Thomas Hawk
Changing Seasons is the first official promo video by Southern CA, progressive rock band AmuZeum from their critically acclaimed debut new beginnings. AmuZeum has an impressive pedigree that goes back more than a decade. The five members have crossed paths many times through the years in LA studios and playing in different bands such as Mars Hollow, Ten Jinn, Gabble Ratchet, and Heliopolis, all of which had various degrees of success.
Changing Seasons is basically about living a life to its fullest. To take chances even though sometimes it might feel a bit overwhelming. There is a meaning to it all and if you believe in yourself, you will find your drive, passion and purpose. Remember, we’re only here for a very short time.
Album // “New Beginnings” Released // April 17, 2020 Music & Lyrics by AmuZeum Produced by AmuZeum Mixed By Billy Sherwood Mastered By Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering Group Shot Photography by Joseph M. Garcia Video Clips: pexels.com/
“I’ve always loved live sessions. There’s something so thrilling about taking a band and throwing them in at the deep end, especially when their studio work is typically meticulous in preparation and tracking. As a teenager, I spent hours glued to my stereo, taping and absorbing every Peel and Radio One session I could get my hands on. From the icy blasts of Napalm Death to the feral assault of Nirvana’s epic Aneurysm, it always felt like you were listening to something special, something intimate in the way that a normal studio recording could never be, and I always wanted to do something similar for Final Coil.
So, with the release of Convicted Of The Right, I wanted to do something special for the fans who have journeyed this far along the road with us. The idea of producing a limited-edition cassette (along with suitably compelling artwork) came first, but what about B sides? We didn’t have anything left from either of our trips to the studio, and demos just wouldn’t cut it. I wanted to do something that was new, and so the idea of a live session returned. It felt like the right time, not least because Barry, our drummer, hadn’t played on our debut album, and this was an opportunity for him to put his own stamp on a couple of tracks from that record. Of those, the one on which I was particularly keen (and the one being premiered here) was You Waste My Time. The studio version is just fine, and I am really proud of the juxtaposition of live and sampled drums; but live, it has always taken on a much rawer aspect and Barry hammers the hell out of the kit during his fills… it was the ideal choice.
The studio session was great. We cut the whole thing live, doing a couple of takes of each song and steadfastly avoiding any studio trickery or overdubs. I think it came out really well, capturing a touch of our live spirit, yet proving a little tighter than our typically chaotic performances and I really hope fans get a kick out of it.”
Watch The Worldwide Premiere Of “Waste My Time” Here
About The Music Last year Final Coil released their incredible second album, The World We Left Behind For Others. This sprawling, complex, emotionally charged concept piece captured the hearts of fans and critics alike, as the band told a story both intensely personal and yet universally relatable; inspired by particular past events, but so relevant to the paths our modern society is following. The whole cycle of The World We Left Behind For Others has been a story in itself: from a personal bereavement that lead to the discovery of a collection of treasured letters, which inspired the creation of the album, to the band’s journey to Italy to record at Real Sound Studio. As the glowing reviews cascaded in, in ever-growing numbers, Final Coil played some wonderful shows – appearing at the HRH Metal: Metal Meltdown festival with Decapitated, the Fusion Festival with Focus and playing prestigious London shows with Shonen Knife and then Marky Ramone. From melancholy beginnings, the tale of The World We Left Behind For Others has grown into something incredible for Final Coil – and there is still one last chapter left in this particular book…
On May 1st the band, in conjunction with their label, Wormholedeath, will release the Convicted Of The Right EP. Convicted Of The Right itself is one of the most powerful tracks from The World We Left Behind For Others, both musically and lyrically and the EP’s title track is backed by an array of exciting, exclusive material. The band traveled down to The Lab in London where they recorded three tracks live in the studio. These vibrant versions of ‘Empty Handed’, ‘Spider Feet’ and ‘You Waste My Time’ will all appear on the new EP and were all captured on film for video release, the first of which we present here – ‘You Waste My Time’.
Track Listing: 1 – Convicted Of The Right 2 – Empty Handed (Live In At The Lab) 3 – Spider Feet (Live At The Lab) 4 – You Waste My Time (Live At The Lab)
About Final Coil They began their musical life in howls of feedback and chaos, a raging entity that tore up the stages of endless small clubs as they slowly found their direction. Gradually, that energy and electricity were channeled into smoother paths as the band looked deeper into themselves and their music, discovering how much more their individual abilities could create; realizing they had so much more to say, that a fleeting impact wasn’t all they wished to achieve – they wanted to carve musical monuments that would stand the test of time and stand for something as well. Under the guiding hand of founding member Phil Stiles, the line-up of the band morphed and shifted to reflect that change in focus and the first recorded output from the new look Final Coil was released in 2015. The Closed To The Light EP highlighted the significant developments in the band’s style so effectively that it caught the ear of Italian record label WormHoleDeath, who immediately signed the band up. Throughout 2016 Final Coil worked on their debut full-length album, which was then unveiled by their new label in 2017…
In a world of ever-shifting trends and fashions, where it’s always time to move on to the next thing and the value of anything and everything is fleeting, it’s a beautiful moment to find an album that stops you in your tracks. A combination of musicianship, songcraft, depth of emotion and attention to detail that holds you transfixed while the rest of the world continues its unthinking charge into oblivion. An album where the lyrics invite thought and reflection and the artwork fires the imagination as the music brings it to vibrant life. Final Coil’s debut album, entitled Persistence Of Memory was just such an album; an island of color and beauty in the ever-flowing grey tides of modern life. The band joined forces with Imperative PR to promote the album and the reaction from the music press was outstanding. The band finished 2017 with a flurry of well-received live shows and returned to Imperative PR once more – this time for a long term management deal. The press continued to pick up on the brilliance of Persistence Of Memory throughout the early months of 2018 and away from the stage, the band began to work on their most ambitious material to date. As summer neared its end Final Coil set off for Italy and Real Sound Studios to record their second full-length album. Featuring the skills of session drummer Barry French (ex-Sarpanitum) blending beautifully with the flowing bottom end of bassist Jola Stiles and the twin guitars of Phil Stiles and Richard Awdry the new songs that Final Coil has created are going to stun everyone who hears them. Before the end of the year, the band also managed to fit in live shows with OHHMS, Boss Keloid, Zero Point Zero, and Staghorn. Aside from his work with Final Coil, Phil Stiles was invited to make a guest appearance on the latest album from prog-rock royalty, Glass Hammer (the band where Yes discovered vocalist Jon Davison). 2019 began with an appearance at the massive HRH Metal III: Metal Meltdown event at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, with Final Coil playing alongside Decapitated, Devilment and many more, to a large and appreciative audience. Next up for the band was a place on the bill of the Fusion Festival 2019, which took place at the Stourhead Civic Centre on March 22nd – 24th and featured prog legends like Focus and IO Earth. Hot on the heels of these two major shows came the April 12th release of Final Coil’s second full-length album, the momentous concept album The World We Left Behind For Others. The World We Left Behind For Others, inspired by a collection of family letters discovered by frontman Phil Stiles, made a powerful impression on fans and critics alike and the band celebrated the success of their new album with two prestigious London dates, firstly with Shonen Knife at the Underworld and then with the legendary Marky Ramone at The Garage. As 2020 dawned Final Coil’s stock was higher than ever before. So, before turning the page and leaving this wonderful chapter in their story behind, they decided to release the Convicted Of The Right EP. Convicted Of The Right featured the title track, taken from The World We Left Behind For Others and three Final Coil classics recorded live at The Lab studios in London. As the positive press began to flow the band returned to the studio and began work on album number three…
Blake releases 2nd single “Color Blind” Official Video from upcoming debut album.
I wrote this song in either 1989 or ’90. It was originally written on guitar with a real jazzy feel. It was a reflection of what I saw around me at the time and all the news from around the world about race and sexual orientation issues. I wrote it to try and open the eyes of those who do the bashing, to open the eyes of all races and creeds as it is not just one race or gender that causes cultural clashing. I speak from experience but if you want to know more about that then you better get to know me first!
Transport Aerian is a Belgian progressive rock project that has been pushing the envelope for the last decade led by multi-instrumentalist and mastermind Hamlet. Transport Aerian latest video is from his upcoming single Big Heart, featuring some very impressive names like Chris Allan (Session Musician and Malefice) Drummer, Peter Matuchniak (Bomber Goggles, Kinetic Element) Guitarist and Marco Ragni (Solo Artist) Multi-instrumentalists.
Big Heart explores the poetic reflection on concluded decade, love, progress, and simply the price of staying human. According to Hamlet, projects main composer and songwriter, such themes should not be exploited commercially, therefore, the song will be released as a charity effort and profits donated to Direct Relief.
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. Learn More
The single will be released soon via all digital outlets.
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