Interview with Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
Auri was born in 2011 when Nightwish’s keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley teamed up with Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela. They first unleashed their magical charms in the form of their debut self-titled album in 2018, which displayed their otherworldly sound that is hard to define in a tremendous sense. Now, fortunately, they are back to stun us again with their sophomore album, ‘Those We Don’t Speak Of’, which is out on the 3rd of September via Nuclear Blast. In a world full of chaos due to Covid-19, Auri is the perfect escape from the madness. We caught up with the creative trio to find out all about the new album.
Continue reading INTERVIEW – AURI: “We don’t know why audio frequencies make us feel the way we do. It’s like the biggest magic trick in the universe”
BABYMETAL released a legend map depicting their entire 10th anniversary year. It was also revealed that as the grand finale of BABYMETAL’s 10th anniversary year, on Sunday, October 10th, their 10-year legend since 2010 will be “sealed” from the world.
BABYMETAL’s 10th anniversary year began on October 10th of last year and since then, they have accomplished two major feats: BABYMETAL released their greatest hits album 10 BABYMETAL YEARS and successfully completed a series of 10 performances called 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN at the Nippon Budokan between January to April 2021. The third and final feat to conclude their commemorative year will be 10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS, a series of projects looking back at BABYMETAL’s 10-year accomplishments.
Continue reading BABYMETAL: Revelation from the FOX GOD about October 10th
Close your eyes and dive into the magical tunes and hear Johanna´s youthful and tender voice…fragile, yet powerful and moving beyond words.
You can almost see the green and peaceful little valley taking shape in front of your inner eye.
“The Valley” is the second single taken from the upcoming album “II- Those We Don´t Speak Of”, which will be released on September 3rd.
Continue reading Auri Release New Single ‘The Valley’
Angels & Airwaves have released a new single and video, “Losing My Mind.” The video features frontman Tom DeLonge’s alter-ego Disco, brother to Boomer from blink-182’s “First Date” music video. The video sees Disco on a grand adventure through the Las Vegas strip late at night alongside TikTok dance sensation, Rampage. The official video’s release also comes with another, more edgy director’s cut video that is now live on the band’s website.
Continue reading Angels & Airwaves Release New Video “Losing My Mind” (with a nod to blink-182)
Nordic pop diva KARIN PARK of ÅRABROT adds her ethereal, mournful voice and keys to the primordial sound of legendary electronic pioneer LUSTMORD for this sublime and poignant collaboration. ALTER is a ritual of our times and ‘Hiraeth’ is the new single.
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SoCal icons and one of the best-selling punk rock bands of all time, THE OFFSPRING, have unveiled the accompanying music video for their recently released single “Let The Bad Times Roll,” the title track from their highly anticipated tenth studio album coming 16th April 2021 via Concord Records. The multi-format smash hit has vaulted to the top of Rock and Alternative radio charting at #11 and #25, respectively, just four short weeks after its release and continues to climb with no signs of slowing down. “Let The Bad Times Roll” was #1 most-added at Rock radio for two weeks in a row upon release and has racked up nearly 4 million global streams to date.
Continue reading THE OFFSPRING release their video for single ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’ + New Banquet Records show announced