Thumper Punk Records is stoked to announce the release of Brock Diamond’s contribution to the 3 Song Acoustic EP series. Currently the singer and guitar player for punk n’ roll band The Berzerkers, Brock is a long-time fixture in the Orange County, California music scene (Simplex, Fear God, Evasive Action). His warm and bluesy voice is the perfect starting point for an acoustic release, where he is backed by Kat Ferguson (vocals) and Kent Z (electric guitar) with a special guest appearance by his daughter Gracie Diamond on ‘Fly Away’. These songs demonstrate expert musicianship, vocal quality and a creativity level that extends beyond the limits of punk’s boundaries. Brock’s impromptu solo crooning of ‘Baby You’re Mine’ live over social media sparked the idea for the 3 Song Acoustic series, and we are honored to shine a light on his unique talents.
Rock favorites Thousand Foot Krutch have charted nine Active Rock hit singles since going independent in 2012. The aggressive follow-up to the band’s 2014 album “Oxygen:Inhale”, “Exhale” has already sparked the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame video and hit single, ‘Running With Giants,’ while its hard-hitting follow-up single, ‘Push,’ broke down barriers and remained Top 15 on SiriusXM Octane’s Big ‘Uns Countdown chart for three consecutive months. The momentum is continuing as TFK extends its Top 10 (No. 7) Big ‘Uns Countdown hit and third single from the album, “Lifeline.”
“So I’m pushing the buttons down to Octane, and I get hooked on this song ‘Lifeline’ by Thousand Foot Krutch,” says respected music critic Bob Lefsetz in his Lefsetz Letters blog this week. “Its energy and forcefulness tapped into my anger…Maybe they’ll come through town and I can listen to the album ad infinitum to go thrust my arm in the air…”
“I’ve read Bob‘s stuff for a while now, and secretly wondered if he’d take notice of what’s been happening in our independent years,” responds TFK lead vocalist, songwriter Trevor McNevan. “Love that he is connecting with the song and look forward to seeing him on the road.
Victory Records’ latest signing, We Ride, have released ‘What You Are,’ the next cut from their forthcoming album, “Empowering Life.” Set for release on April 14th, “Empowering Life” serves as We Ride’s inauguration as the next heavy hitters in hardcore. Guest vocals on the track feature Deez Nuts front-man JJ Peters. Full of “fist in the air anthems for an empowered and unified world,” as described by New Noise Magazine, “Empowering Life” brings a breath of fresh air to a lifestyle and genre that never dies. In support of the album, the Spanish hardcore outfit have also unveiled the first round of tour dates.
Listen to ‘What You Are’ in the video below.
The active rock outfit and former members of Emmure, Lakeshore just released a teaser for their upcoming single ‘Kings (The Reawakening)’ that features Karl Shubach of Misery Signals and Jessie Freeland of The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. Check it out below.
‘Kings’ is one of the heaviest track from their upcoming EP, “41,” set to release later this year.
‘Kings‘ will be released a month after their music video for ‘History,’ now at 50k views.
Bloodgood has posted a trailer for “Trenches of Rock“, an upcoming documentary about the band. Trenches of Rock and Roll chronicles the 3 decade history of Bloodgood: Starting from the band’s 1985 debut cassette demo, Metal Missionaries, which put them on the map and won them the attention of Frontline Records & blues hall of fame & veteran music producer, Darrell Mansfield, leading to their first record deal. Their platinum-selling sophomore album Detonation was followed by their first major U.S. & European tour, 3 subsequent studio records, 8 live releases, and numerous compilation albums – ultimately solidifying their status as one of the founding fathers of Christian Metal in the 80s. (Thanks to our friends at Classicchristianrockzone for the news).
Check out the official trailer for “Trenches of Rock” below.