By admin, 2019-05-06
If you head down to Hollywood CA, make sure you'll check out one of its new growing attractions: Luna13.
The first Bass Music duo to gain some well-deserved recognition in the Metal scene, with its peculiar blend of the two genres and a mesmerizing dark performance by vocalist and Burlesque dancer Lilith Bathory, a Luna13 show is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Returning from a very successful tour with horrorcore, rap artist Razakel, Luna13 have a lot to celebrate.
"The response was great," Dr Luna, the producer sharing the stage with Lilith, explains.
"Audiences were very impressed with our project and said they had never heard anything like that!"
Luna13's sound is quite peculiar indeed. It is Bass Music but it is also Black Metal. Luna 13 has now successfully created a brand new form of Metal. Lilith Bathory's hypnotical vocals perfectly fit with the controversial themes brought up in the songs.
"Both the audience and the venues were captivated by Lilith's beautifully dark stage presence."
Dr Luna explains how a sound engineers on their tour were impacted by this new sound and in Houston, TX seemed really skeptical at their arrival on stage seeing a DJ Facade with a large Baphomet on front.
"I have to listen to this DJ crap again tonight - he said to me, but he walked up and apologized after our show, stating how our performance was the best he had ever seen on that stage and sonically he never heard anything like that.”
Dr. Luna explains how the response from the audience was consistent throughout the whole tour, encouraging the duo to keep pursuing its original and innovative vision: the creation of a new brand of Metal, Black/Bass/Metal!
By admin, 2019-03-09
By admin, 2018-12-24
Singer and songwriter, Dean Lewis is originally from Sydney. He was inspired by the band Oasis while watching their live DVD in 2005, Lewis confesses he spent five years listening to every Oasis song and watching every single video they made ‘til he found his very own language and learned how to write songs.
He debuted in September of 2016 with his first digital single "Waves" in which he talks about how life gets ‘less exciting’ while one grows older. The song was released under the Island Records Australia label, the track was featured in several American TV shows like Suits, Shadowhunters and Riverdale.
"Waves" peaked at position 12 on the Australian ARIA charts receiving a triple platinum certification; it also received five nominations at the ARIA Music Awards in 2017, including "Song of the Year" and "Breakthrough Artist". The EP Same Kind of Different that would feature "Waves" and other hits like "Lose My Mind" and "Chemicals" was released on April 28 th of 2017 landing at 27th position on the Australian Albums Charts.
In June of 2018 Lewis released what would be his first number one single "Be Alright" which stood at first position for five consecutive weeks earning a certification of quadruple platinum by ARIA, the single also received platinum certifications in Canada, New Zealand and Sweden. It also entered in the top 10 charts in countries like Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Norway. This is also his very first single to chart on the United States’ Billboard Charts.
Dean Lewis is currently working on his first full length album, scheduled to be released sometime in 2019.
Don’t miss Dean Lewis on his official social networks to stay tuned for updates, further releases, tour dates and more!
By admin, 2018-12-22
Born in Bristol, England in 1988, he might as well be a prince or part of a royal family just by his full name ‘Conrad Ignatius Mario Maximillian Sewell’, pretty prince-like, don’t you think? This Australian singer-songwriter, based in Brisbane, reached relevance into the music scene in 2015 when he participated in “Firestone” which was a song he wrote for the Norwegian DJ Kygo.
Conrad was born in a family of musicians; his grandparents were singers, who opened shows for The Bee Gees themselves, he started recording demos since the age of 8 years old and participated in a lot of projects along with his school partners. Sewell worked several years to finance his music career, at 18 years old he traveled back to England to record a demo which got him a record deal with a German Label, however, the band didn’t last long.
Sewell decided to not be defeated and moved to Stockholm where he gained interest in composition and studied with several pop music producers. In order to launch his career he decided then to move to LA in 2014 and got a contract with Universal Music Publishing group, he met producer Jamie Hartman and wrote "Start Again" with him.
When "Firestone" happened, Kygo’s public received it very well; the track was a hit in several countries in Europe, including France and Germany. In 2015 the British Phonographic Industry gave the song a platinum certification by selling over 600,000 copies in the UK. The RIAA gave the song a gold certification for selling more than 500,000 copies. Australia also certificated the single with platinum.
In March of 2015 he was the opening act for Ed Sheeran’s X tour in Australia and also Maroon 5’s V tour. In this same year while touring he published “Hold me up” with great success in Australia and a moderated success in USA.
His influences are from soul music which he heard since he was a kid, when he was a teenager he would listen to rock bands such as: The strokes, Coldplay, U2, and Kings of Leon.
These days Conrad is actively promoting his newest singles "Come Clean" and "Healing Hands" from his latest project Ghosts & Heartaches.
Stay tuned for more news, releases, tours and updates in Conrad Sewell's social media.
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By admin, 2018-12-18
Amy Louise Billings, AKA 'Amy Shark' is a singer and composer born in Queensland, Australia. She falls into the indie pop category and has been active since 2016 when her song "Golden Fleece" won the year’s pop song at the Queensland Music Awards. She started touring right away, and in the same year published the "Adore" single, along with a Silverchair cover "Miss You Love".
Amy Shark signed a contract with Sony Music Australia in November of 2016 after being a huge success on Triple J with her single "Adore" and in March of 2017 she published her second official single "Weekends" after her debut EP Night Thinker reached position number 2 on the ARIA charts. In the same year she won in both the 'Artist of the Year' and the 'Song of the Year' categories at the Gold Coast Music Awards. Amy was also named 'Next Apple Music Artist' by Apple Music.
During the year of 2018 Amy was invited to perform on 'The Late Show with James Corden' and 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' in which she sang "Adore", and was also invited to participate on Love, Simon an original movie soundtrack, with a song called "Sink in". On April 11th, her single "I Said Hi" was premiered through Triple J, then the following day, it was released. Come July 13th, Shark would release her first full-length album Love Monster under the Sony Music Entertainment label, which features her smash hit singles "Adore" and "All Loved Up".
Amy Shark has several scheduled tour dates for 2019, starting in the UK, then Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, and finally her homeland Australia.
You can stay up-to-date on what Amy's doing and more by checking out her official website and liking or following her social accounts.
By admin, 2018-12-14
Born in Western Australia in 1990, winner of the 2018's seventh season of 'The Voice Australia' with a very original act formed by a loop station, an effect pedal, a microphone (which he uses to create layers of vocal harmonies), beats, effects, and beat box; this a one man act! Seriously, who needs a band when you're this talented?
When he audition for The Voice Australia he didn't do it for the sake of winning the whole thing, he even stated that he did it in order to get more followers and get some people to like what he was up to, and for gaining respect. Little did he know that destiny had better and bigger plans for him because he not only won the contest but he also got a prestigious recording contract with Universal Records.
"Trust Myself" was the first digital single he released under the Universal label right after he won the contest, the single was a moderated success in the Australian charts reaching 78th position in the ARIA singles chart.
Perry also has a background career as an Urban Circus performer; in 2013 he was cast by Onyx Productions' for a tour in Australia which had more than 70 scheduled performances and which success took the show to Germany with great achievement resulting in 25 almost sold out shows. In 2014 he premiered "The word is…" a non-stop vocal soundscape awarded with a four stars review by The West Australian and Fringe World Music Award. On top of that he has participated in four consecutive years in the Fringe Festival being the 2017's edition his fourth time.
On November 16th 2018 he started his Australian national tour titled "Not a DJ" in which he also launched a small competition to find new talented artists to go with him on the tour. As someone who knows the struggles of stepping into the music scene and starting out as a local artist from a small town he has shown his desire to support emerging performers and musicians by joining him in their cities on his tour around Australia.
For more updates, further releases, tour dates and performances visit all Sam Perry's official networks:
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By admin, 2018-09-03
Luna13 are back with a brand new album, G.O.A.T Witch, which managed to reach the top five selling albums rank on Amazon right after its release.
Devil's Wrath, one of the singles from the album, proved some other great success for the Californian duo.
The video for the single, directed by music video veteran Vicente Cordero, gained more than 100,000 views within the first 3 weeks of its release on YouTube.
It is no wonder Luna13 are steadily gaining the attention of the public.
If their creative blend of EDM and Black Metal was enough to create a controversial but substantial buzz, the success Lilith Bathory and Dr. Luna are now experimenting is largely due to their authenticity.
They made it no secret: Luna13 founders and members believe in what they sing. Music, to them, is an expression of their spirituality, no matter how controversial this might sound to the mainstream world.
The music video for Devil's Wrath is not only a well-executed short movie, where director Cordero did a brilliant job interpreting the lyrics and delivering the overall theme through powerful images. There is way more to it.
"The video was shot in Wrightwood, California, where I used to live," Dr. Luna explains, "While we left most of the artistic choices to the director Vicente Cordero, we demanded to shoot in that particular location."
Dr. Luna goes on explaining why that spot is so important to him.
"When Wrightwood was my home, I used to live in another place too: Ahmednagar, India, traveling back and forth from there to California. It was a very spiritual phase of my life, I also slept in a coffin at night for 3 years."
Dr. Luna reveals how, at the time, while writing music, he was fully concentrated on the worshipping of the dark goddess Kali, following the ancient teachings of his spiritual mentor, the monk of a Hinduist Aghori tribe, mostly known for its mysterious practices, including the Skull Meditation.
"I would often meditate with a human skull under a tree in the forest, in the back of my house in Wrightwood, right where the video was shot," he adds.
As ghastly as it may sound, Skull Meditation is an ancient and common spiritual practice among Aghoris and, like most of their rituals, it is simply aimed at clearing all fears.
But people are often short-sighted and, especially in smaller communities, they tend to jab at anyone considered weird or strange.
"Some hikers saw me meditating with the skull and told others in the city that a witch was meditating with a skull," Dr. Luna goes on explaining, "The locals closed doors on me, so I eventually sold my house and moved to Hollywood."
So why did Luna 13 decide to shoot their music video in that particular place?
The video starts with what looks like a witch-hunt situation, with a blindfolded, tied down woman (Bathory herself) being carried into the woods by other threatening women in creepy caps.
Can you see the parallelism?
That spot is quite important to the other half of Luna 13 too.
Lilith Bathory, known as a model, vocalist and burlesque dancer too, used to live in the same area.
"I used to work in a Horror Fun House not far from there," Lilith explains. "I worked as an evil doll. My duty was scaring the hell out of people."
When Dr. Luna and Lilith Bathory met, they found a perfect match for each other.
"We thought that us coming together would be a real horror show of people truly dedicated to the dark arts," Dr. Luna says.
Luna13 surely succeeded in branding themselves as villains but always keeping it real and authentic.
Watch the video HERE
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By admin, 2018-07-11
"From the darkest depths of underground music there was a newborn monster named Omega, which heart stopped at some point, nobody knows when exactly, why or how, but the monster was left for dead. Within its last breath, the monster cast a spell into the night giving life to another creature, this new creature had all the monster’s memories and conscience, but it had nor shape or figure, he decided he would not let himself die again so he took several forms until he could find the one that was the better fit for him, but in order to not forget his promise to himself, he took some parts from the body of the diseased monster and named himself in a way that he would make sure he would stay as with a low profile while getting bigger and stronger, he swore that name wouldn’t also be forgotten by no one once they hear it. He growled into the night and that’s how his path started."
Hello there readers! We hope you liked this introduction for this industrial goth band project ‘Needless Cane’ we made since there’s not a full biography in their official sites. We know it all started in Wellington, New Zealand with former Needless project named Omega in which he was the frontman he reunited with the also Omega’s former member Ruby in 2012, they both reached out with Emlyn James a.k.a ‘The Grem’ (Omega’s former drummer) and then the formation was completed with guitarist ‘Morgandrogyny’.
They managed to record an EP named “The sun did not shine” which led them to some tours around their country. Thanks to the exposure and the attention they got things got a lot more serious and they decided to hit the studio and record their first full-length album ‘Sick World’. The album was released on November 17th of 2017.
The album counts on 9 tracks, filled with darkness and stories you will want to hear in case you’re not the Disney story kind of child. Their sound resembles in some way like Marylin Manson and Tiamat. The credit for all lyrics goes to Needless Cane himself, the music, mix and mastering comes from the hand of Jeremy Garner.
Go watch their latest video ‘Am I Pretty, Yet’ HERE
We also would like to congratulate Needless Cane for being this month’s featured artist! Don’t miss anything from this project and make sure to visit and stay tunes with all their social media for news, upcoming shows and further releases.
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By admin, 2018-04-09
Rising J-rockstars Esprit D'Air are crowned winners for best metal/hardcore album at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards announced at New York's historic Lincoln Center on March 31, 2018.
The winning album, 'Constellations' was selected by an esteemed artist and industry judging panel which included Slayer, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Tom Waits and Sepultura, among many others; as well as press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe, and Pacific Rim.
'Constellations' was produced by lead vocalist and guitarist, Kai, who follows a commendable DIY ethos by composing, recording, producing and mixing everything himself, whilst working with Kobalt Music Group's AWAL (Artists Without A Label) to distribute their music.
The album exclusively premiered on TeamRock last summer, and received coverage and airplay on HuffPost, Kerrang! Radio, TotalRock Radio, NEO Magazine, and PowerPlay.
Esprit D'Air embarked on a 7-day UK headline tour (Constellations Tour) in February 2018, including a packed headline show at the world-famous The Underworld Camden in London. The touring line-up featured Ryo Takahashi on guitar and Jan-Vincent Velazco of Pendragon (pictured) on drums.
The band is now looking to extend their Constellations Tour to Europe and to release brand new music this year—more details to be announced soon.
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By admin, 2018-03-03
Devils, Witchcraft, black masks and goat horns: these are the essential ingredients behind Luna 13, a very peculiar evil Bass/Metal project that, over the last couple of years, was able to build a solid reputation for itself and get signed by the eclectic label Cleopatra Records.
Hypnotic singer and Burlesque dancer Lilith Bathory joined producer Dr. Luna in 2015 and since then managed to combine EDM to Black Metal, creating a whole new genre in the Dark Music niche and becoming the first EDM project to win metal awards.
They also shaped an extremely suggestive, theatrical performance, perfectly in line with the occult imagery they incarnate, but, although their ability on stage cannot be doubted, their live performances are not always welcomed.
It happened last November when one of their horrifying live shows was interrupted by the management of the Artisan, a live music venue in Las Vegas, due to a breaking of their 'nudity code’, as Lilith Bathory performed a blood-drinking ritual wearing only her panties.
This accident didn’t stop Luna 13 from achieving the spotlights and being noticed by Sleepdogg Promotions, who have now included their brutal show into their roster.
“It is our chance to bring a truly dark, controversial show into larger venues,” the duo states. “After a few years of venues going into fear about allowing Luna 13 on the big stage, Sleepdogg Promotions finally opens the door.”
Although the project only started out in 2015, Luna 13 are collecting some thrilling results.
Described as “one of the most brutal electronic projects on Lucifer’s green earth” from Horrornews.net, the duo placed itself right on top of the Amazon Electro Chart with the latest release “Lilit”. They are also listed as one of the top 5 Black Metal projects by leading music blog Worldwide Underground and starred in the movie Devil’s Domain, featuring well-known actor Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill).
With Sleepdogg Promotions finally giving recognition this duo’s mesmerizing stage presence, nothing can stop Luna 13 from becoming the best representation of the next generation of Metal.
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