May’s new releases from Billboards #1 Mainstream Hard Rock Label – Better Noise Music
BETTER NOISE MUSIC PRESENTS:
“A look at what’s NEW and what’s hot in JUNE from Better Noise Music.”
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 1, 2023
Better Noise Music, home to bands including Five Finger Death Punch, The HU, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, Bad Wolves, Asking Alexandria and many more, have released their latest edition of “The NOISE”. Their monthly trailer highlighting the label’s newest music. This month, the trailer features;
THE FIRST TRACK FROM THEIR EIGHTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM
DUE THIS SEPTEMBER VIA BETTER NOISE MUSIC
ASKING ALEXANDRIA shared “Dark Void,” the first preview of music from their as-yet-untitled full-length studio album due in September. “Dark Void” presents contrasting themes of melancholy and aspiration of day-to-day life in the modern world, while seamlessly blending the band’s anthemic stadium rock sound with a call back to their metalcore beginnings.
“With the world seemingly getting darker and darker, it’s easy to see why so many of us struggle with anxiety, depression, loneliness,” relays guitarist BEN BRUCE. “This song is about fighting those demons that live in your head and trying your hardest to be your own saviour. Finding that inner strength to pull yourself out of the darkness.”
Having joined Better Noise Music in 2021 with the release of their critically acclaimed album See What’s On The Inside, ASKING ALEXANDRIA subsequently achieved their first-ever #1 Active Rock radio single “Alone Again” and a follow-up Top 10 single with “Never Gonna Learn” (#6) in 2022 from their EP of the same name. The band’s loyal fanbase have garnered over 1.4 billion combined streams to date across all platforms along with over 3.1 million monthly Spotify listeners. Their music videos have received over 700 million views.
FROM ASHES TO NEW’s upcoming album BLACKOUT, due July 28, conceptually acts as a prequel to their 2016 debut album DAY ONE and encapsulates the distress of a pre-apocalyptic world; it mirrors the frame of mind the world felt during the 2020 pandemic at which time it was written. The genre-blending group unveiled a powerful new single from BLACKOUT: “Armageddon,” which focuses on the current state of the world and how the fighting and the division is leading to some of the worst social times in recent history.
Watch the apocalyptic-themed music video for “Armageddon,”
FIRE FROM THE GODS released a new EP, SOUL REVOLUTION: ACOUSTIC VIBES, consisting of four newly recorded acoustic singles taken from their critically acclaimed recent 2022 album SOUL REVOLUTION.
FIRE FROM THE GODS have also shared a heartfelt music video for the acoustic version of “Be Free” that features a split screen with one side showing footage of the band recording the acoustic track in the studio, while the other side features a compilation of videos and photos submitted by fans including footage of meet & greet experiences, live concert clips and fans lip-synching to the song emblazoned with the band’s merch. Self-directed and edited by frontman AJ CHANNER.
“People often ask ‘who are your fans? What type of artist do you want to be?’ and I can never answer that question because honestly I don’t know,” shares CHANNER. “I’ve been to so many places and interacted with so many different people. That has had a profound effect on me. I am 100% sure that I only want to spread a message of inner strength and unity, and this song is that message. I’ve directed quite a few music videos but only one for FFTG. I knew I had to do this one because I wanted to give our fans a real shout out from a real place. I didn’t add any of the bells and whistles. We made them look like home movies because home is where the heart is and FFTG is about that. Having heart. Life is rough. Life is beautiful. There are good times and there are bad times, but no matter what you’re going through just breathe and be free.”
Channer went on to discuss the meaning of “Be Free,” stating: “If I had to pick one song from ‘Soul Revolution’ that fully embodied where my mental state was while writing this record, it would be “Be Free. Why? Because our music is essentially about freedom. Life is a struggle–I know about that struggle, and I know our fans do too. We love our fans because they are real people. They love this band because we’re real people. I’m honest and not afraid to talk about that everyday bullsh*t. I know, and they know, what it is to have your back pushed against the wall. No matter what you’re up against, sometimes you gotta let it go and just be free.”
NYC-BASED MODERN ROCKERS RELEASED DRIVING NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “ROSES”
NYC-based modern rock quartet TEMPT’s latest single “Roses is a genuine celebration of the human spirit and the power of positive energy captured through its irresistible groove, catchy chorus and a ripping guitar solo. “Roses” was produced and mixed by Grammy Award-winner Chris Lord-Alge (Harry Styles, Foo Fighters, Muse) who commended TEMPT’s efforts, stating: “Working with TEMPT was a blast. They are the real deal, with a rare combination of musicality, energy, and heart, which truly shines through in this new single. Their passion for their music and their fans is inspiring, and it was a joy to work with them on this project.”
TEMPT—Zach Allen (lead vocals), Harrison Marcello (lead guitar), Christopher Gooden (bass) and Nicholas Burrows (drums)—showcase their electrifying live performance in the music video for “Roses,”. The video takes viewers on a visual journey reminiscent of a graphic novel, with high-contrast black-and-white silhouettes that explode into vibrant colors. Directed by Emmy-nominated Eric Steinhauser, known for his work on ‘Baileys in Tune: John Mayer and Paul Simon,’ the video captures the song’s concept of embracing people with positive energy and spirit, as social media influencer and choreographer Olivia Alboher playfully and elusively dances around the band, mesmerizing Allen with her vibrant energy. Watch it streaming below or directly via
On the song’s meaning, Marcello says: “It’s a tribute to the people who uplift you and bring out the best in you. It’s about embracing their infectious energy, being drawn in by them, and becoming part of their spirit.”
“I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved with ‘Roses,” shares Allen. “It’s a song that truly reflects who we are as a band—high-energy, infectious and unapologetically rock n’ roll.”
MAY 5 REVEALS LYRIC VIDEO FOR COMPELLING NEW SINGLE
“HEAD UNDER WATER (FEAT. REDDSTAR AND DAN SUGARMAN OF ICE NINE KILLS)”
Explosive rap-rocker HYRO THE HERO joins the conversation on mental health with his compelling new single “Head Under Water,” featuring guest vocals from alternative rock group REDDSTAR and Dan Sugarman of Ice Nine Kills. The musically fiery single details the Houston, TX-raised artist’s personal battle with depression with its leading lyrics stating:
“Dark clouds around my head/I ain’t feeling fine. Immediate help, I need a hotline.
I’ve been feeling like this for a long time.”
As “Head Under Water” progresses, the lyrics show HYRO’s resilience in fighting those dark thoughts and his determination to block them out entirely.
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Sydney.
In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Labels for the year.