Dr. Acula ‘Ironic Enclosure’ Video

Dr. Acula 'Ironic Enclosure'

Dr. Acula released the music video to their new single ‘Ironic Enclosure’, off the Long Island, New York deathcore band’s fifth studio album ‘Nation’, out now on Victory Records. The Eric Richter directed video uses the backdrop of NATO demonstrations and heavy police presence, depicting major cities being taken over by the #DaNATION.

“The video pretty much sums up how we are not trying to change the world, but accepting that it’s shi**y,” states guitarist Ricky Ostolaza.

Dr. Acula features vocalist Casey Carrano, vocalist Tyler Guida, guitarist Ricky Ostolaza, bassist Kevin Graffeo, drummer Jesse Ciappa and guitarist Bill Graffeo.

Watch it via YouTube below.

Nations Afire ‘The Ghosts We Will Become’ Video

Nations Afire released the music video to their new single ‘The Ghosts We Will Become’, which serves as the title track to the SoCal rock band’s forthcoming album. The video was filmed by Rob Wallace at Iris Concepts and edited by Tim Lunsford. The band’s incendiary performance by is woven with stirring imagery of grotesque wealth, poverty and rebellion.

“We had two hours to shoot at our location, a limited budget and a lot of help and support from our very talented group of friends, who we called on once again to help us get this message across,” singer Nik Hill tells Noisecreep.com. “‘The Ghosts We Will Become’, the title track to our record, speaks to the aggression and urgency we feel, towards life, love, death and modern society as a whole, this video was made with the same frenetic passion that the music and lyrics so purely captured… I’m really proud of this clip, it’s very us!”

Watch the video via YouTube below.

Of Mice & Men ‘The Flood’ Deluxe Reissue Out July 24th

Of Mice & Men rock

Rise Records will release an expanded edition of Southern California rock outfit Of Mice & Men’s breakthrough 2011 release ‘The Flood’ on July 24th. ‘The Flood’ Deluxe Reissue will be released on two discs and feature four brand new tracks recorded with producer Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Social Distortion) and mixed by Joey Sturgis along with all new artwork.

One of the new tracks, named ‘The Depths’, can be streamed via YouTube below.

Of Mice & Men will be back out on the Vans Warped Tour again this summer as a main stage headliner, where fans can expect to hear the new material live.

Of Mice & Men 'The Flood'

‘The Flood’ Deluxe Reissue Track Listing:
Disc 1
1. The Calm
2. The Storm
3. The Flood
4. The Depths

Disc 2
1. OG. Loko
2. Ben Threw
3. Let Live
4. Still YDG’n
5. My Understandings
6. Ohioisonfire
7. Purified
8. Product Of A Murderer
9. Repeating Apologies
10. The Great Hendowski
11. I’m A Monster

Dave Navarro: There’s No Story To New Jane’s Addiction Album

Jane's Addiction perform amongst balloons

Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction spoke with 91X at X-Fest 2012 the other day. He talked about how on their non festival dates, “There’s a very interactive tour we put together. There’s a lot of stuff going on in the lobby, in the entry, on the stage, it goes back and forth with the audience and ourselves. It’s a little bit more of a theatrical production.”

Dave added that on their new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’, “There’s really no story to it. We recorded it. That for me, I know that you want an anecdote, ‘Well this time we went in there and we all took jacuzzi’s first’, but there is no anecdote. The deal was we got together with Dave Sitek from TV On The Radio, who was a good friend of the band and co-producer with Rich Costey and we just kind of went in there and abandoned every idea we had about ourselves and just kind of reinvented from there. What you have is a documentation from that.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Perry Farrell Of Jane’s Addiction: Record Companies Are Really Lame

Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction live

Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell took aim at record labels and talked about the band’s performance at the Beale Street Music Festival 2012 in an interview with Fuse TV.

“I blame the record companies, because I feel that most of the record companies are really lame, and they’ve done their best to destroy reall good music,” Perry said about the shift in music from albums to singles. “I don’t say that begrugingly because I’m in a good place. I’ll be fine, but the young musicians are the ones that aren’t getting signed because they’re not pop idiots, and that’s the sad part about it. They’re trying to find a pop sensation to appeal to tweens, whoever is gonna buy the record. Who buys records anymore? Tweens, because they don’t know any better, they don’t know how to steal a record yet.”

Perry added that while labels aren’t signing alternative rock bands anymore, “If you go to a festival, those people are filling the bill. So it’s really the record companies that are a bunch of losers and don’t know what they’re talking about.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Ryan Adams Wonders If Romance Softens Extreme Music

Singer Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams visited Totally Psyched with Keith Morris on Indie Radio 24/7 Los Angeles to discuss the idea that romantic love softens extreme, fast-paced music. “What I’m curious about it, is it easier to want to play this crypt rock, is it easier to want to be, even it’s mimicking, to be slightly satanic or evil, or just even be the guys in Discharge, they weren’t being evil, they were being against oppression and all this kind of stuff, but man, listen to the later Discharge records. There’s reverb on those records… Did they fall in love? Did the promise of romance slow their music down and corrupt their ability to thrash?” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Family Force 5 Crowd Source For ‘Zombie’ Music Video

Family Force 5 group

Christian Music Zine interviewed Soul Glow Activatur and Nadaddy of Family Force 5 recently. They discussed the recent release of their third album ‘III’ and the ‘III.V’ EP, their move to go “crowd sourcing” for the ‘Zombie’ music video, recruiting biter zombies and the success they had having fans fund the video. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Radio Fallout ‘I Want To Be Alright’

Radio Fallout music

Radio Fallout posted a new song off of their album that will be out in September, as well as some photos of us that were taken over the last year or so. The Austin, Texas alternative rock group, featuring drummer Jonathan Palmer, bassist Dan Walker and frontman Caleb Scates will have an album preview party at Stubb’s in Austin on June 30th. Listen to ‘I Want To Be Alright’ via YouTube below.

Kartica ‘Don’t You Think So’


Sheffield, England indie rock group Kartica are out with a new single entitled ‘Don’t You Think So’, which is packaged with two bonus B-Sides (‘Wider Eyes’ and ‘Taller Today’). The 5 piece act formed in May 2008 and feature Mathew Hook, Joe Troughton, Sam Cotterill, Josh Morement and Lewis Eshelby. Listen to ‘Don’t You Think So’ via Soundcloud below.

Serj Tankian New Album ‘Harakiri’ Out July 10th

Serj Tankian 'Harakiri'

Serj Tankian is set to release his third studio album ‘Harakiri’ on July 10th via Reprise / Serjical Strike. In an interview with Billboard, the System of a Down singer described ‘Harakiri’ as “the most up-tempo punk rock oriented record that I’ve written probably since the System days.” Check out the track listing and behind the scenes footage from the album photo shoot via YouTube below.

‘Harakiri’ Track Listing:
1. “Cornucopia”
2. “Figure It Out”
3. “Ching Chime”
4. “Butterfly”
5. “Harakiri”
6. “Occupied Tears”
7. “Deafening Silence”
8. “Forget Me Knot”
9. “Reality TV”
10. “Uneducated Democracy”
11. “Weave On”