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NYC’s resident misfits Couch Slut have played a veritable strain of drug-fueled, incendiary, hardcore noise rock since 2013. Led by Megan Osztrosits’ infernal roar and subversive, vitriolic lyrics, the quintet returns with their fourth full-length opus You Could Do It Tonight, incoming April 19 from Brutal Panda Records. The record feels like both a summation and an expansion of the Couch Slut experience to date. On one hand, it features some of the band’s most straightforward noise-rock crushers— a prime example: ‘Ode to Jimbo,’ which pairs a stomping central riff with lyrics about sloppy-drunk excess, set in Osztrosits’ favorite Brooklyn watering hole, Jimbo Slim’s. “‘Ode to Jimbo’ is the first, like, love song that we’ve ever done, and I did that for my friend’s bar that I go to every day,” she explains.

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of Nightwish and one-half of the dynamic duo behind The Dark Element alongside Jani Liimatainen, is back with her highly anticipated third solo album, Rapture. The first single, ‘Heed the Call,’ from Rapture is out now, offering a tantalizing taste of what’s to come from this highly anticipated release. With a sense of excitement and anticipation, Anette Olzon shares: “I’m so happy to release the first song from my upcoming album Rapture. ‘Heed the Call’ is a culmination of passion, energy, and creative expression, and I truly hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to life.”

Sweden’s masters of thunderous, melodic futurism, AMARANTHE, release their highly anticipated album The Catalyst via Nuclear Blast Records. Along with the album release, a music video has dropped for the title track. The band states: “The proverbial eagle has landed! After a few years of hard toil, sweat, and at least a small amount of blood, we are enormously proud and downright electrified to know that our newborn and latest album – The Catalyst is available worldwide! This has truly been a journey of pure passion and creative experimentation, along with a dose of soul-searching for good measure. We hope that you will find it to your taste, and if you do – don’t forget to stop by The Catalyst World Tour when it hits a town near YOU!” [via Outburn]

Furor Gallico has released a video for ‘Call Of The Wind’ (directed by Raoul Noise / Nova Rolfilm Studios), second single taken from the new album Future To Come to be released on March 22 by Scarlet Records.

RELIQA have released a new music video. The new music video, for the track ‘Terminal’, is the brand new single from the Australian progressive metalcore band and its release comes as the band signs with Nuclear Blast Records for all territories outside of Australia, where they have signed to Greyscale Records. Speaking about the new single, vocalist Monique Pym says, “’Terminal’ feels like the perfect re-introduction of RELIQA to the world. It’s vibrant, high-shine and optimistic, yet with a moody, introspective cloud hanging over it that foreshadows all that’s still to come. We’re beyond thrilled to be back, especially now with the support of our new families at Nuclear Blast and Greyscale.” [via Distorted Sound]

LEAVES’ EYES have released a new music video. The new music video, for the track ‘In Eternity,’ is taken from the German symphonic metal band’s upcoming new album, Myths Of Fate, which is scheduled to be released in March this year. Speaking about the new song and its accompanying music video, vocalist Elina Siirala says, “’In Eternity’ is one of the most personal songs in LEAVES’ EYES history, dedicated to Alex‘ late mother Heidi Krull. It’s a tribute to our ancestors, a primal anthem to their lives and spirits. The song embodies the rawness of emotion which the video’s striking visuals accompany. The vast landscapes of Iceland and a pagan ceremony filmed in Wolin / Poland bring the story of the song alive in a captivating way.” [via Distorted Sound]

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