Dream State Drop New Song “Twenty Letters”

South Wales, UK rock band Dream State have dropped their new song recently. You can stream the song “Twenty Letters” below. The song is from the band’s upcoming new album Primrose Path which is due out on October 18th via UNFD.

Vocalist CJ Gilpin commented:

Twenty Letters is one of my favourite tracks from Primrose Path. It was about a time in my life where it was a make or break moment. Society’s standardised ways of living were crippling; I was constantly carrying the pain of others around me and I started to face the shadow aspects to my own personality and felt trapped and tormented by my own mind. I sat in my room in the dark and I just cried and broke down. I felt so alone and all my pain rose to the surface and I had to face it all head on, rather than run from it like I always had by self-medicating.

The urge to write had overcome me and felt that what I would write was either going to say goodbye or ease some pain in some way but I knew that night I would do things differently this time. As I started to write, I flooded pages with all the things that were hurting me and my lack of understanding of it all, but shortly after I purged my pain, hope would follow and conquer it. It was cathartic doing it that way. I could still feel the weight on my chest and stomach and I just suddenly had enough of myself. I could not continue living this way. I cannot not let my pain as well as others keep drowning me like this. I’m so grateful for that night because I was able to go through this breakdown alone and without drink or drugs. I stared at my monster in the mirror I made friends with it, I understood it. I felt completely undone by everything and nothing could hurt me again. I had learnt that in order for my soul to change, I must learn and face the shadow aspects to my personality and learn from them, rather than hiding from them. Light has illuminated the way for me and the darkness has shaped it. I’m friends with both and I understand its purpose now. I ended the night holding those letters of mine close and laid there grateful and ready for whatever happens next.

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Thornhill Unleash Music Video For “Where We Go When We Die”

Australian heavy act Thornhill has unleashed their new music video recently. You can watch the music video for their song “Where We Go When We Die” below. The song is from the band’s upcoming new album The Dark Pool which is due out on October 25th via UNFD.

Vocalist Jacob Charlton commented:

This song is not purely about whether religions and idols are real, or if there is anything after death, but more the fact that we try to fast track our lives to get to that ‘paradise’ more than we spend realising that we live in it. It’s more about killing our paradise (earth) now with hopes of finding another one or just shrugging it off to let future generations solve when it could truly become unsolvable.

He commented on the music video:

I love all of that end-of-the-world stuff and I love horror movies, so this is just building on my love for that. I began to show that side in the ‘Reptile’ video, but this is a bit more emotional I think. Ever since ‘Reptile’ my love for directing has grown as well, and I’ve wanted to continue to do it myself and gain more experience in writing scripts and characters in relation to what a song represents.

Charlton added:

I think the song itself acts as a bit of a movie, it goes for 5 and-a-half minutes and has ups and downs and goes in all different places. It’s a real journey of a song and I think that’s what is expressed in the music video. When I heard the song in full I knew it had to be a music video because I could already see this happening and that happening with that certain hit or this part and so on, so I knew it would translate well.

Drown This City Reveal Music Video For “Stay Broken”

Melbourne, Australia metal band Drown This City have revealed their new music video recently. You can watch the official music video for their song “Stay Broken” below. The song is taken from the band’s latest EP Alpha // Survivor which was released via UNFD.

Vocalist Alex Reade commented:

Basically I’m speaking to myself. I’m saying, ‘I can bury this pain for you inside, and you’ll fall, and you’ll stay broken, or I can carry this pain and help you heal and you can soar and rise and embrace your strength as an alpha.’ 

The main hook in the lyrics – ‘Alpha, realise your power’ – I think really encapsulates the whole message of the EP and what we believe in. Turn your fight on, don’t be afraid of your own power, your own ability to heal and be strong and be above everyone else, even if it’s lonely up there – it’s where you belong.

She added:

It allows us to further explore our own inner darkness physically and theatrically through what we wear, how we move, in a way we don’t normally in real life. We’ve almost got a post-apocalyptic vibe with a touch of steam punk, bondage to represent dominance and submission, power and struggle… In reality we are light-hearted and easy going, so the film clip allows us to show the turbulence and destruction deep within us also.

Stray From The Path Drop Music Video For “Actions Not Words”

Long Island, New York alternative hardcore band Stray From The Path have dropped their new music video recently. You can watch the official music video for their song “Actions Not Words” below. The song is from the band’s upcoming new album Internal Atomics which is due out on November 1st via UNFD. The song was inspired by the band’s trip to Kenya last year through the NGO Actions Not Words Kenya and the non-profit Hardcore Help Foundation

The band commented:

We were able to witness firsthand what these groups do on a daily basis: dedicate their entire lives to helping those in need.

In Kenya, clean drinking water—a luxury that we take for granted in many parts of the world—is hard to find. We teamed with @ricohuntjens of Hardcore Help to raise money through merchandise sales, which was then donated towards water filters for Kenyan families. We traveled with Rico to Nairobi, where we got to meet the community and help set up the filters, and from there we headed to Nakuru to join Ross Floyd and Agnes Mburu from Actions Not Words.

Ross and Agnes brought us to the Gioto Garbage Slum, where people are living in incredibly difficult conditions. Food, clothing, and shelter are scarce, and the young children spend most of their time away from school trying to find these necessities for their families. Actions Not Words sponsors children from this area into boarding school, where they receive food, clean water, clothing, education, friendship, and a fair chance. It was heartbreaking to see the conditions these families live in, but inspiring to see the children spend time at the school where they are healthy, happy to learn, happy to be alive.

There honestly aren’t words to describe how perspective-altering this trip was, but with this song we did our best to communicate how inspired we are by the people we met and the work of organizations like Hardcore Help and Actions Not Words. They lay it all on the line to help those in need and they’re changing the world—slowly, but effectively.

That kind of change is what it’s all about, and maybe it can start with all of us. It can start with trying to understand that many people don’t have as much as we do, with considering the lives of others and not just those in our closest circles, and with doing what we can to make sure that people have what they need to have a chance at happiness. We believe that every good gesture and deed will lead to another. People like Rico, Ross, Agnes, Hardcore Help, and Actions Not Words are changing the world. We want to try to be a part of that and we hope that you do too.

Like Moths To Flames Share New Music Video, Announce Signing With UNFD

Columbus, Ohio metalcore band Like Moths To Flames have shared their new music video recently. You can watch the music video for their song “All That You Lost” below. The song is the band’s first official release under the UNFD banner whom they signed with recently.

Frontman Chris Roetter commented on the band’s new label:

After 10 years of LMTF, I feel a huge sense of renewal throughout the band since we signed on to the label. UNFD has done amazing things for our team in a very short amount of time and we are heavily anticipating the future and what’s to come.

He then commented on their new song:

‘All That You Lost‘ is about the ongoing struggles of being in toxic relationships and finally coming to the conclusion that you’ve had enough. I think it’s important to embrace the things that piss you off… If you can use it as means to grow. Sometimes it’s easier said than done.

Void Of Vision Debut New Song “Babylon”

Melbourne, Australia metalcore band Void of Vision have debuted their new song recently. You can watch the visualizer for their song “Babylon” below. The song is from the band’s upcoming new album Hyperdaze which is due out on September 13th via UNFD.

Vocalist Jack Bergin commented:

‘Babylon‘ is my outlook on the world that I live in. I see day in and day out the integrity of the human race decline further and further through ignorance and injustice. At the end of it all, I can’t help but feel a sense of impending doom for humanity if it continues on like it is, the end most likely bought upon us by our own blatant disregard for one another.

It’s a bleak and defeated mentality but I really just wanted to express my current frame of mind to accompany the rest of those dark thoughts amongst ‘Hyperdaze‘.