Happy Monday! It’s a new year with an opportunity to really enjoy some new music. For the first 2011 edition of New Music Monday, your cousin Ryo has some great songs for your ears to lust after. Check them out and be sure to let me know what you think!
Achren – Blood Soaked Banner
First up is Achren with Blood Soaked Banner. Achren is a Scottish blood metal band that has some real talent. If you like metal, you’ll love Achren. Their live DVD is out now and their debut album is being released this spring. Formed in 2003, Glasgow based Achren's brand of metal is crushingly heavy and uncompromising. Filled with raw and razor sharp riffs, death metal growls, black metal screams, and pounding drums they create a unique and commandeering sound which over the course of their first two demos and subsequent releases have forged the term 'Blood Metal.' Visit www.achren.com for a free download of their single Blood Soaked Banner. You can also check out www.reverbnation.com/achren to stream some of the bands other songs.
Jose Carballido – Obertura
This showed up in my mailbox last week and I am glad it did! When I got the message explaining that it was a classical choir blended with a progressive rock band, I was curious but uncertain. Then I listened to Obertura and it hit me immediately. What great stuff! This is music like you’ve never heard before. To listen to this great single and more of the album, visit http://www.josecarballido.com/home.html
KAI – I Choose Me
Want to have your foot tapping all day long? Check out this beautiful single from independent pop artist, Kai. The song is I Choose Me and I can’t stop listening to it. Kai’s debut EP is due out soon, so keep your eyes and ears open. You can guarantee that once cousin Ryo gets his hands on the EP, you will know all about it. In the meantime, enjoy this single.
Kai - I Choose Me by AkidaMusic
Dead Snares – The Language
We’ll close out this edition of New Music Monday with a video. Dead Snares is a talented band that more people should know about. Their music is flat out incredible. Below is the video for The Language. Talk about cool! The video is wild and the song is ear-licious! Give a watch/listen and see what you think.
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