“The Noise August” highlights new releases from Better Noise Music
BETTER NOISE MUSIC PRESENTS:
“A look at what’s NEW and what’s hot in SEPTEMBER from Better Noise Music.”
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 GOLD-CERTIFIED, #1 ACTIVE ROCK RADIO-CHARTING BRITISH GROUP
SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR POWERFUL ANTHEM
British rock luminaries ASKING ALEXANDRIA have spent the past 15 years garnering two #1 albums, four RIAA Gold-certified singles and a #1 Active Rock radio-charting single among several Top 10-landing hits. The band have established themselves as one of the most important rock groups of this generation through years of hard touring, supporting massive bands like Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Slipknot, Godsmack, and Korn; co-headlining with Nothing More and Black Veil Brides and later this month The HU; and headlining multiple head-turning treks, breathlessly reported on in numerous magazine cover stories.
On their new album WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? ASKING ALEXANDRIA offer reverence to touchstone icons like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Queen, with a relentless urgency harkening back to their early days as hard-partying Warped Tour upstarts.
“This eighth studio album features some undeniably catchy songwriting and a much sought-after nod to their more aggressive past. It also achieves something fans have craved for a long time: glimpses of the heaviness that made this inherently emotional band so beloved in the first place.”
– Metal Hammer (August 2023)
ASKING ALEXANDRIA also shared a new music video for the album’s anthemic track “Let Go” which was directed by Wombat.
“‘Let Go’ is one of my favorite songs we’ve ever written,” exclaims BRUCE. “It’s a powerful anthem about finding your own peace within yourself and being able to walk away and ‘let go’ of a past relationship. Life has hurdles for us all to jump over. It’s how we grow and how we learn and become stronger, and this song is about leaping over one of those hurdles we all face.”
PLATINUM-CERTIFIED, FIVE-TIME #1 HARD ROCK HEAVYWEIGHTS
ANNOUNCE DETAILS ON FOURTH ALBUM
‘DIE ABOUT IT’
DUE NOVEMBER AND REVEAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR SECOND TRACK
“LEGENDS NEVER DIE”
BAD WOLVES refuse to follow. Instead, the platinum-certified, 5x #1 Hard Rock radio- charting band circumvent convention by stretching the boundaries of hard rock with earthquaking heaviness, enigmatic experimentation, and enthralling melodies. The group–John Boecklin (drums), Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (lead vocals), Doc Coyle (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Kyle Konkiel (bass, backing vocals)— are starting a new chapter on their own terms with their fourth full-length album DIE ABOUT IT due November 3. Nodding to inspirations as diverse as The 1975 and Meshuggah. BAD WOLVES challenged themselves to experiment and redefine their sound on DIE ABOUT IT with trusted collaborator Josh Gilbert (As I Lay Dying) who co-produced the album alongside BOECKLIN and DL. With a story that emphasizes the sarcastic statement pointed towards those defending their own beliefs into absurdity, wrong or right, BAD WOLVES believe if you’re gonna cry about it, then you might as well DIE ABOUT IT.
DIE ABOUT IT features the new song and video LEGENDS NEVER DIE.
“We wanted to write a song for our heroes, whether that’s our children, mothers, fathers or the likes of, sending their stories into eternity, forever igniting spirits and imaginations of those who follow,” DL shares. “With every retelling, their legacies resonate forever. This song reminds us that true greatness can never be extinguished. Legends NEVER die.”
FROM ASHES TO NEW continue to break their way into the top of the 21st century rock vanguard with their compelling new album BLACKOUT. Conceptually, BLACKOUT encapsulates the distress of the pre-apocalyptic world the Lancaster, PA band built with their groundbreaking 2016 debut DAY ONE, while mirroring the angst and unrest the world felt during the 2020 pandemic at which time it was written. Sonically, FROM ASHES TO NEW deliver a fresh spin on the sound that broke them onto the scene with their distinctive blend of hard rock, hip-hop, electronic, and alternative music. BLACKOUT was produced by vocalist Matt Brandyberry, alongside longtime collaborators and producers Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak. It features 12 tracks including their fifth-ever Top 10-charting rock radio single “Hate Me Too,” which peaked at #8 on Mediabase charts, and their latest anthemic single “Nightmare” which is now climbing the charts at Active Rock radio.
To further celebrate the BLACKOUT release, FROM ASHES TO NEW also shared a new music video for their rap/metal hybrid track “Monster In Me”
Emerging Detroit-based rock outfit EVA UNDER FIRE celebrated the one-year anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut full-length album LOVE, DRUGS & MISERY with news of a deluxe edition due September 22. The original album, which features tracks with guest performances from Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills, Jonathan Dörr (formerly of Ego Kill Talent) and From Ashes To New, now gets the deluxe treatment with 10 bonus tracks including a cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”; two acoustic tracks; four Noise Machine-remixed tracks; two reimagined tracks featuring country rocker Cory Marks; and more.
EVA UNDER FIRE released one of the LOVE, DRUGS & MISERY: DELUXE EDITION bonus tracks; it’s a new version of their passionate single “Unstoppable” which has received a country flair courtesy of breakout country rockstar CORY MARKS. It will be serviced to radio and follows their latest official radio single “Blow (feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills)” which peaked at #11 on the Active Rock charts. Combining Marks’ soulful twang with EVA UNDER FIRE vocalist EVA MARIE’s entrancing melodic-yet-heavy rock vocals, “Unstoppable (Feat. Cory Marks)” tugs at listeners’ heartstrings.
“I’m a hopeless romantic so I wrote “Unstoppable” about my parents’ high school love story,” shares EVA MARIE. “My dad used to steal his sister’s corvette while she was at work and pick my mom up for joy rides. For me, this song honors my rebellious roots; a classic outlaw story that fits just as easily in a rock song as it could in a country song and you can hear that in the way we recorded the original version, the swing between rock and country is undeniable. I feel the attitude and the swagger every time we play it live, and now having Cory Marks add his vocals to the track really feels like it brings the song home, it makes the perfect vibe for ‘Unstoppable!’”
“I was thrilled that Eva Under Fire asked me to feature on their song ‘Unstoppable,’ states MARKS. “It’s a rockin tune with a bit of a country groove and story to it. It’s like a rock n roll Bonnie and Clyde, underdogs ready to burn it up and I dig that!”
NOTHING MORE have spent the past year relentlessly performing headlining shows across North America and UK/Europe and at rock’s largest festivals in support of their critically acclaimed 2022 album SPIRITS. Combining unapologetically massive anthems, catchy hooks, and progressive music with introspective, philosophical lyrics and thought-provoking emotionalism, SPIRITS documents the tumultuous time the world experienced over the past two years and was accompanied by their self-designed meta-personality test, SPIRITS TEST (akin to tests such as Myers-Briggs, Big 5 and the Zodiac) and their debut graphic novel “SPIRITS VOL.1” (via Z2 Comics).
NOTHING MORE released their first-ever live recording with the acclaimed title track SPIRITS and follows the release of two revamped SPIRITS tracks, “BEST TIMES (feat. Lacey Strum)” and “YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE MEANS (PIANO VERSION)” featuring guest vocals from rock singer/songwriter Taylor Acorn, both of which are set to be included on a new deluxe version of SPIRITS.
BAND DEDICATE ALBUM AND NEW VIDEO TO FORMER MANAGER STEVE STRANGE AND ROCK JOURNALIST MALCOLM DOME
ALBUM IS PRODUCED & MIXED BY
5X GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER CHRIS LORD-ALGE & THE
BAND USE CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC VIDEO FOR
Brace yourselves for an electrifying musical revelation as the four-piece powerhouse TEMPT dropped their highly anticipated self-titled album. With a sonic landscape that merges classic rock with cutting-edge innovation, TEMPT is poised to redefine the rock genre for a new generation.
“With shades of everyone from Loverboy to The Killers to The Weeknd, this is proper, life-affirming, 21st-century stuff: Gen-X songwriting muscle, Gen-Z production head.”
– Classic Rock (August 2023)
Produced and mixed by renowned 5X Grammy Award winner, Chris Lord-Alge, whose masterful touch has graced records by luminaries like Harry Styles, Foo Fighters and Muse, the album is a sonic masterpiece. Recorded at Sticky Audio Labs in NYC and mixed at Mix LA, this album is a testament to the band’s dedication and creativity, with each track meticulously crafted to captivate and enthrall listeners. “Collaborating on this album was a fantastic energizing experience, and the result is a collection of tracks that capture the essence of both tradition and evolution,” says Lord-Alge. “TEMPT is a band poised to redefine the rock genre for a new generation. Their commitment to pushing boundaries and their musical prowess created an environment where creativity knew no bounds. Together, we’ve crafted a sonic journey that bridges generations, delivering a sound that’s both timeless and cutting-edge.”
“Golden Tongue is as simple in its execution as it gets, but it is also as infectious as it gets. Equally as infectious–and impressive–is the finger-clicking ‘Sneakin’ Around’ which is only a few degrees of separation away from a Harry Styles song or if you prefer, a ballsier Harry Styles. Either should be on wall-to-wall rotation on US mainstream radio.” -Devil’s Gate Music.
The album comes complete with the cutting-edge single “Golden Tongue.” This track showcases TEMPT’s distinctive sound that simultaneously reveres rock’s storied history while catapulting it into a new dimension. With its infectious melodies and dynamic arrangement, “Golden Tongue” is the perfect introduction to TEMPT’s sonic universe.
In a groundbreaking move, TEMPT’s “Golden Tongue” music video harnesses the cutting-edge technology used in productions like the Disney+ sensation “The Mandalorian.” The band created a unique, otherworldly environment using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, giving rise to a futuristic stage where their performance unfolds. Filmed on an XR Stage featuring a colossal 50′ W X 20′ H curved LED wall called a Volume, the video marries innovative visuals with TEMPT’s magnetic performance, all captured with Sony Venice 2 cameras in stunning 8K quality. Real-time camera tracking sent data back to the Unreal Engine, weaving an immersive visual tapestry that blurs the lines between reality and imagination.
“I’ve kept an eye on Tempt for a few years now and it’s been impressive to watch their growth and evolution for such a young band so quickly. Definitely the ones to watch!!” – Eddie Trunk, SiriusXM
Combining modern rock anthems with emo-drenched pop-punk melodies, THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT caters to outcasts from all walks of life. Their over-the-top theatrics and loud, uncompromising music offer audiences a sense of community where the “weird kids” can let loose. The band released the new single “Generation Psycho,” a sarcastic take on our current cultural climate. “Generation Psycho” will be featured on THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT’s debut album due later this year via Better Noise Music. The massive, no-holds-barred release was co-produced by Johnny Andrews (Three Days Grace, Motionless In White, Halestorm) and Josh Landry, aka Lø Spirit (Motionless In White).
“‘Generation Psycho’ is a statement piece from our band, a song about the out of control feeling so many people have about our culture, our society, and our government,” shares vocalist Lee Jennings. “The song captures the creeping fear of the future, of being outcasted and abandoned, and of falling through the cracks. We are hoping to connect with the disenfranchised and struggling with this song, the people who don’t know where to turn for help or guidance. We want to offer solace for people in this situation, so they know they are not alone in their fears, worries, and anxieties for themselves & their loved ones. So often it does feel like the whole world has gone crazy. We are no strangers to it and empathize with the experience.”
NYC-based trio NEVRLANDS shared a second track “Chemicals” from their forthcoming debut full-length LP TIMELESS.
“‘Chemicals’is about catching yourself in the heat of the moment,” shares NEVRLANDS collectively. “About painting a portrait of passion and finding that distinction between love and lust in real-time. There’s a very fine line that can sometimes be blurry, or sometimes it’s crystal clear. Is this real? Or is it just another fugazi? ‘Chemicals’ is all about questioning whether or not that perfect chemical connection will last once the moment ends.”
Aiming to provide listeners with relatable lyrics that provide a positive escape from life’s struggles, NEVRLANDS deliver a sonic blend of in-your-face rock n roll with grooving alternative rock and captivating pop-punk melodies. The group issued the LP’s debut track “Stay” in late June which Wolf In A Suit praised stating, “There’s something about the track that just hits the spot from the moment you press play…It’s a one-of-a-kind soundscape bound to be a fan favorite and a perfect way to explore the magic of their infectious sound.”
NEVRLANDS produce, compose and write their own music, finding inspiration from their own personal introspective experiences including love, loss, struggle, triumph, strength, mental health, and self-acceptance. The trio embrace forward-thinking adaptions and methods to create their music such as using nontraditional instrumentation and samples as heard on their 2016 debut single “Rescue Me.” The band have captivated audiences online with their unique live recorded video versions of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” covering artists such as Dua Lipa and The Weeknd in a Tesla using real instruments and Tesla Trax software. NEVRLANDS have also won over audiences across the country with their vibrant, upbeat energy having previously appeared on Vans Warped Tour and tours alongside Allstar Weekend and Jake Miller.
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.