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Parkway Drive 2022

Parkway Drive Tease Announcement By Sounding The Alarm On Twitter

Did you wake up this morning and have a mini-heart attack from seeing Parkway Drive’s new teaser clip that was tweeted out? This siren call was heard around the world and has every single one of their fans running around wondering what this could mean. A new song? A new album? A new tour? We are dying to know!

The band has also changed their profile picture and header on their socials to a new aesthetic.

This enchanting teaser comes after the cancellation of their North American tour on April 6th, where they said “know our return will burn brighter than the past.” It also comes after their statement of its members taking a mental health break in the music scene on May 23rd of this year. They followed up that statement with “For the record, we are here to stay.”

We hope they’ve taken the time they’ve needed to recover. Healing is oh-so essential to everyone who roams this earth, we all face difficulties and struggles at some point. Of course, their fan base is no stranger to showing its encouragement, enthusiasm, and support for Parkway Drive and its members. Nothing but love and positivity for a voice of a generation.

We can only speculate right now and jump up and down in our seats in excitement for what is to come of this. They’ve definitely got all of our attention and their vice grip will not let go. The anticipation has begun, and we absolutely can’t wait to hear more from Jeff, Luke, Ben, Jia and Winston.

Check out the teaser below if you haven’t seen it, and tweet us your reaction or what you think might be coming next!

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Motionless In White 2022

ALBUM REVIEW: Motionless In White – Scoring The End Of The World

It’s a good day to be a metalhead! The anticipation is over for Motionless In White fans this new music Friday.

If you’re a hardcore fan, you might’ve already gave a listen to this thirteen track work of art when it dropped at midnight last night. Scoring The End Of The World is the sixth album for the band, it is breathtaking, and truly a new chapter for the band (and the fandom). Just from first sight, songs featuring Bryan Garris of Knocked Loose, Caleb Shomo of Beartooth, and Mick Gordon from the infamous DOOM albums, we’re ready to rock out!

Alongside the release, Apple Music released a brief album review from Chris Motionless himself in which he gives insights, inspirations, and details about each song, so we will be covering that as well. This album is heavily influenced by the pandemic and the past two years of this crazy life we all live. We can’t wait to get our ears on this, so let’s get into it!

What a way to kick off the new album! This song is filled with gutturals, breakdowns, and synthy undertones. The classic Motionless in White sound is still there with lyrics “Headfirst into the outbreak”, “This is our apocalypse”, and “Doomsday at our fingertips”, the best way to describe it is daunting, yet inviting into what feels like the end of life as we know it. If you’re still here in this realm after the year 2020-2021, you know exactly how scary the ongoing pandemic was when it first hit, and still is as we navigate the unknown future ahead. This song represents that very very well, and lets out some steam as it rips through.

Chris tells Apple Music that this song is inspired by feeling dead inside, “I didn’t really have much of a will to do anything and felt just hopeless. I was trying to look for and cling onto any sign of life within myself and to push out the negative side that was kind of taking over.” We’ve all been there, mental illness and depression has skyrocketed in the past few years. It feels like we’ve all had to pull ourselves out of a black hole to return to a semi-normal state of existence. Sign of life, is surely a song we can all connect with. The instrumentals are airy, swingy, and this song is all about breaking through.

Holy hell this song is so different, it takes you back to the 80’s. Even if you weren’t born yet, you’ll know exactly what I mean when you listen to this track. Heavy werewolf vibes obviously, mythology fans will definitely rave over this. As you hear the howling in the distance in this track, it calls to you. This is easily a Halloween anthem that can sneak into your everyday rotation. It’s such a significantly contrasting and creepy sounding song that makes you want to dance around. I love it Motionless In White, you know your audience.

Chris tells Apple Music, “Werewolf and Porcelain are essentially the same lyrical track split up over two songs.” Porcelain is a softer song, which explains the more fragile side of Chris as he described. Anyone who’s lost themselves in a moment of rage could definitely claim the feeling of the aftermath as being broken, cracked, but still delicate. To feel anything in this life means you are alive. Take it for what it is, take it day by day. It’s all we can do. This song is lyrically and symbolically beautiful.

Another single that was released ahead of the album, this song is heavy heavy. Can’t expect anything less with this collaboration. Two very distinct artists combined to create this explosive and very angry song. Chris tells Apple Music that this song was inspired by his frustration with capitalism. During the pandemic and even today, politics are just not doing so hot. Turn up this song if you want to feel the fury of the entire nation. Motionless In White and Bryan unleash the wrath in this number, and we absolutely love it!

What a self explanatory track, this is really a masterpiece. This song was released as a single ahead of the album release as well, but it is easily one of the more memorable songs on the album as it is so catchy with its chorus. With lyrics, “How do I apologize? And put the tears back in your eyes?“ Remorse, empathy, and forgiveness are three very prominent aspects in this song. It’s very elegant and somber to say the least.

Chris says to Apple Music that “This is a companion track with Sign of Life.’It’s about these two sides squaring off and fighting to the death, trying to bury one another and take over.” This seems to be a common theme between a few songs on this album, it’s a very interesting concept that Motionless In White delivered exceptionally well. This song has its solid moments of slapping.

Upbeat, swingy instrumentals, and vocals, this feels like a summer anthem but with blatant and brutal lyrics. I absolutely loved this track, and I’m dying to memorize the words so I can sing along and feel like a badass while I’m chanting it. “This is for the people that are on the right side of history and want to make the world a better place.” Chris tells Apple Music.

The sequel is finally here. Burned at Both Ends, from album Infamous, was released in 2012. Ten years later we get this shredder of a track that sends us into pure nostalgic bliss. True fans of Motionless In White will absolutely love this song, and if you’re just tuning in to this wonderful band, make sure to give both songs a listen!

Are we seeing double today? Another sequel track! We are living for the horror themed song titles. Broadcasting From Beyond the Grave, which was released on Motionless In White’s album Disguise back in 2019. This is another one in the books for the fans who have been around. This song is eerie and hair-raisingly good. Chris explains to Apple Music that ”This song was very heavily written by our bassist, Justin Morrow. So, props to him! Without a doubt one of the most powerful songs on this album.

Into the cyberpunk aesthetic we go! Another single ahead of the album release. This song feels triumphant, and the lyrics are a true middle finger to struggling. Chris tells Apple Music, “I imagined a cyberwar between good and evil and wrote this song to the fans to stand together and help each other out through all of the evil shit happening.” Hell yeah! The atmosphere of this song is like shedding a skin, and starting again on a new note.
You can overcome anything you set your mind to. Thank you for the motivation, Motionless In White.

This is an interesting mix, and even more interesting song if I do say so myself. This song is about sticking it to the man! With vexed lyrics such as “I won’t bow down to a broken system”, this song is influenced by the current state of this country. Nonetheless, it’s a very well put together hard-hitting rock ballad. Headbanger of the Summer?

“The title track is similar to Cyberhex’in that it’s about people that are fighting the good fight for our world and making sacrifices that might be tough but are actually beneficial to humanity.” Chris explains to Apple Music. Stand up and fight, is definitely the theme here. “It’s us or them”, “These are the weapons of rebirth”, “The dawning of a new age”, Motionless In White are starting the revolution themselves, and I’m following! Aren’t we all sick of this already? You will be happy to find solace with this song if you’re feeling frustrated with how things have been lately. Finally a band that speaks what we’re all thinking.

This album is astonishing lyrically, vocally, and instrumentally. It takes you for a ride that you wish never ended. With heavy anticipation built up by loyal fans, this EP is a monument in history, a voice for everyone dealing with so much over the past two years. Conceptually, Motionless In White has fulfilled their exact vision and message to fans across the world.

Every album release from this group gets better and better in my opinion. A massive salute to Chris, Justin, Vinny, Ricky, and Ryan. The dedication this album radiates is magnificent. Chefs kiss! I’m now going to go listen to this album over and over again. Join me?

Stream SCORING THE END OF THE WORLD below and tweet us as you listen and let us know how you’re feeling!

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Thornhill 2022

ALBUM REVIEW: Thornhill – Heroine

Thornhill dropped their new album Heroine this lovely Friday, June 3rd, 2022. This album is truly a beautiful and astonishing work of art. Who knew metalcore could be so alluring and enticing? Thornhill bring a new element to the rock scene with this album, each song leaves you wanting more and more. This entire track list is so captivating. We’ve heard the singles Raw, Arkangel, Cassanova and Hollywood ahead of this album drop, but this entire album put together tells a truly sensual storyline. You have all-out heavy headbangers, and deep intimate melodic tunes all in one place. Like we’ve said before, is there anything this band can’t do? We are blown away, Thornhill! Let’s dive right into a breakdown of each track.

The Hellfire Club
This swingy yet punchy song is so sexy! I mean just listening to Jacob sing about his burning passion for this mystery lover makes you feel as if he’s singing right to your soul. With lyrics such as “I fall so easily, won’t you stay awhile?”, “Hold on so you can sweat me out”, and “oh slowly, oh you’re so lovely”. We are lost in a steamy daydream. The imagery this song gives you is top-tier!

Leather Wings
The bridge in this track is haunting! It’ll be stuck in your head indefinitely. The instrumentals and synth are so dark and bouncy and deliver a very submersive feeling. This song makes you experience a dark turning, almost as if you yourself are turning into this leather-winged creature of the night. Let it consume you.

Blue Velvet
The heavenly ballad of this album, makes you feel as if you’re ascending into heaven itself. This sensual song is easily the rock love song of the year. “My fingers intertwined, you were my divine, just take me down baby, I love the sound”. Are you falling in love yet? Because we definitely are. “Your intimate design, you’ll be mine in time.” This is definitely a song to send to your crush! It’s so abducting.

This song slaps! I’m sure you’ve heard it ahead of the album release, it’s so heavy and bewitching. Easily one of the best songs in the metal universe this year. We still can’t get enough. “I need an angel, to slay, I see red.” Dark desires are taking ahold, and we’re here for it. Slay Thornhill, slay

A slow lo-fi almost jazzy song that makes you feel like you’re set back in time, on an adventure into the unknown of love through an echo. “You lure me in vicariously, like a bullet.” This is a song you could put on repeat and get lost in. Be careful.

If you don’t know the definition of Casanova, it is ‘a man known for seducing women and having many lovers.’ They did not disappoint. Another groovy banger from Thornhill! They’ve mastered the art of making you want to rock out and swing your hips at the same time. When Jacob says “you’re mine”, the world stops. The absolute shredding from guitarists Ethan and Matt, bassist Nick, and drummer Ben in this track are on another level, we salute all of you Thornhill for charming us all.

Something Came with the Rain
A short but sweet melody is a no-vocal track in the middle of the track list, beautiful and building up to the next tracks to come. The guitar lines and atmosphere are so calming, and really make you relax. We appreciate the otherworldly vibes even if it is brief. Are we in a video game right now?

Ever so lusty. This song is like falling into a black hole of fantasy. The clean vocals, screaming, and intense instrumentals are guaranteed to get your blood flowing. “Can you just say I’m in love with my girl in Hollywood?” Of course Thornhill, but we’re in love with you now more than ever!

A song you can’t live without. Seriously, one of the best on the album. What’s better than Thornhill saying they want you and everything you’ve got? Definitely a song that will get the crowd moving while playing a show. This song is teasing in the best way, and they’re not fucking around.

Varsity Hearts
A delightful mix of different sounds, but don’t mistake it for being anything less than possessing. This track is naughty in the most pleasing way, it transforms as it plays through. We’ve never heard anything else like it. This is a harmonic, hook-up-ridden, radiant bath of satisfying notes. A true anthem.

Of course, this song is iconic, they named the album after it. This is the last song on the album, but man oh man is it powerful. The definition of a heroine is, ‘A woman of superhuman qualities and often semi-divine origin.’ Well, that’s exactly what Jacob describes in this final number. “So don’t break my heart, Let me be with you.”

I hope this woman knows she’s incredibly lucky. This is a peek inside the feelings of falling for someone, and hoping it all goes right.. everyone can relate.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this collection of hard work and spectacular music from Jacob, Matt, Ben, Nick, and Ethan, and it will definitely be more than in rotation for the rest of the days, weeks, months, and years to come! Any fan of Thornhill will agree. It was worth the wait, and we are so excited to share this album review with the world, and hope you decide to give it a listen.

Check out Thornhill’s exquisite album Heroine below:

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Thornhill Releases Last Single ‘Raw’ From Upcoming Album ‘Heroine’

Thornhill have dropped their latest single Raw before their third album Heroine debuts next week on June 3rd, 2022. Raw alongside Arkangel, Casanova, and Hollywood, is guaranteed to make you want to dance around and headbang at the same time. With ever-so catchy bass lines, grunge synth-wave vibes, melodic guitar tones, and heavenly vocals. This is a song that will easily become one of your favorites before you even finish listening to it. Indulge in your newest dark daydream fantasy track. Stream it on any of these platforms now: https://unfd.lnk.to/Heroine

In addition to blessing your ears with this brand new addition to their never-ending collection of amazing songs, Thornhill have also released a music video for this single which you can check out at the bottom of this page!

It’s giving all the aestheticly pleasing vibes you could ever wish for.

Raw is heavy, groovy, sexual, fun, and unmatched by any other band on the scene right now. I know we all can’t wait to hear the rest of the album next week, but this track will definitely satisfy and hold us over for the time being.

Thornhill are also going on a national tour to kick off their album Heroine in July. ERRA, Alpha Wolf, and Invent Animate will be there too, these shows are going to be spectacular and possibly sold out, so grab your tickets while you still can. Is there anything this band can’t do?

Tweet us and let us know how you feel about Thornhill and Raw right now!