instrumental

Valence to release new studio album “Cognitive Dissidents” on April 12th 2019

Fans of completely unpredictable progressive metal, lend your ears! Hailing from New York, instrumental quartet Valence is here to feed your need for sweet technicality, masterful melody and outstanding musical genius - wrapped tight and tied with a Sci-Fi bow. Expertly fusing genres like metal, rock, jam, classical, jazz and more, Valence’s varied yet cohesive influences offer every listener a passport to a new state of mind that is cerebral and emotive, while not sacrificing accessibility.
 

Pelican to release new 7inch “Midnight and Mescaline” on April 13th 2019

Pelican, the instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, is set to release their first new music in six years, “Midnight and Mescaline”, via a two-song 7" on Southern Lord coming as an indie exclusive on Record Store Day (April 13th, 2019).

The band’s penchant for commanding live performances will be apparent when they head out for a run of US tour dates this June, accompanied by Midwestern masters of thunderous slowgaze Cloakroom.
 

John 5 and The Creatures reveal new music video for two-part track “Crank It - Living with Ghosts”

John 5 and The Creatures - comprised of world-renowned guitarist John 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix - have launched another music video from their forthcoming full-length album, “Invasion”, for a two-part track entitled “Crank It - Living with Ghosts”.

The trippy video for this mind-boggling, hypnotic jam begins as a fluorescent, glow-in-the-dark extravaganza, transitioning with the music to something altogether more sinister.
 

NYOS release music video for second single “Mutante”

Now is the time to dive into some very special soundscapes like you have probably never experienced from a 2-piece band before, as the Finnish noisy instrumental duo NYOS returns with their fourth album “Now.”!

Today the loop-driven band is premiering a brand new music video for the song “Mutante”, created by NYOS’ guitarist Tom Brooke.

Giancarlo Erra to release debut solo album “Ends” on April 12th 2019

On his debut solo album “Ends”, Giancarlo Erra ably demonstrates a masterful gift for producing timelessly intimate and profoundly affecting music.

Comprising a suite of eight thematically linked instrumentals, “Ends” deploys sparse piano patterns, synth textures, eerily beautiful string quartet performances, and subtle electronic pulses to create a compelling whole that establishes Erra as a composer of rare sensitivity and singular purpose.

Steve Vai releases first music theory book “Vaideology” and “Piano Reductions: Vol. 2”

Steve Vai has released two new titles. First, his first music theory book via publisher Hal Leonard. Titled “Vaideology: Basic Music Theory for Guitar Players”, the gargantuan effort was designed to help both beginners and veteran guitar players. Vai takes a deep dive into the basics of music theory to help players better understand the language of music and become more musically literate.