(March 19, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA) – LAMB OF GOD has premiered the official video for “Memento Mori (Live)” from the Lamb of God: Live in Richmond DVD, which is part of the upcoming Lamb Of God (Deluxe Version), due out March 26via Epic Records. The live track is also available now to stream on all DSPs here.
The video, which was filmed in the band’s native Richmond, VA, for a September 2020 livestream, is available today on YouTube and the band’s website at http://lamb-of-god.com.
Pre-orders for the three-disc deluxe version of last year’s self-titled album are available now. The set features the critically acclaimed 2020 release with two bonus tracks and a live version of the album, along with a DVD featuring the first of LAMB OF GOD‘s two ultra-successful livestream events from the fall.
In addition to performing Lamb Of God in its entirety, the performance features an encore of four songs including “Ruin,” “Contractor,” “512,” and the debut live performance of “The Death Of Us,” a new song the band wrote and recorded in quarantine for the Bill & Ted Face The Music movie and soundtrack. The DVD also includes a new director’s cut with bonus material. Watch the trailer for the deluxe package now at https://youtu.be/ihoFtYAfgEc. Digital copies will contain only Disc 1 and Disc 2. A separate vinyl edition of Lamb Of God – Live From Richmond, VAwill also be available.
The first single from Lamb Of God (Deluxe Version), “Ghost Shaped People,” has already received a response equal to the fervent reception the original release received last June, holding at number one on the Metal Contraband metal radio chart for four weeks in a row.
Lamb Of God, the quintet’s first new album in five years, was met with universal acclaim upon release – not only among major rock journalists, but with all strata of metal fans around the world.
But critics, media and the industry aside, perhaps the most telling statistic is the year-end US Metal Radio chart, where the new album dominated at #1 by a massive margin (over 2,000 more spins than the album at #2). Lamb Of God spent nine weeks in the #1 spot and never left the top 10 since debuting on the chart in February. Metal Radio is the lifeblood of the US metal world, largely staffed by college students and regional tastemakers, playing the music that they know their local metal fans want to hear.
LAMB OF GOD’s self- titled album reached the coveted #1 spot on Consequence of Sound’s Top 30 Metal + Hard Rock Albums of 2020, stating, “Along with bringing in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, LAMB OF GOD have been one of music’s most important acts over the past 20 years. From their phenomenal instrumentation to the potency of their sociopolitical lyricism, LAMB OF GOD remain titans of the genre, continuing to craft remarkable works of thrilling and captivating adrenaline… also proves to be a profound work of heavy metal… perhaps the most important metal album of 2020. It’s not only the album of LAMB OF GOD’s career, but the heavy album of the year.”
At iTunes, LAMB OF GOD has landed at number one on the Overall, Rock and Metal iTunes album chart upon release.
LAMB OF GOD eagerly awaits their return to the road to support Lamb of God. Their North American co-headline tour with Megadeth and support from Trivium and In Flames has been rescheduled to begin in July 2021 and their headline tour in the UK and co-headline tour with Kreator in Europe will take place in November and December 2021. Tickets for both tours are on-sale at lamb-of-god.com/tour.
“LAMB OF GOD deliver the album of their career with self-titled effort…This album isn’t just an awesome release from LAMB OF GOD, but a perfect record to unite metalheads as one.” – Consequence of Sound
“There is a world-weary pessimism that permeates right to the bones of LAMB OF GOD’s breathtaking eight LP.” – Kerrang!
“The band has been vocal about the good place it’s in right now, and it shows in these songs.” – Metal Injection
“LAMB OF GOD know, after all, that their true essence is a brutish machismo and that they are a vehicle for total catharsis.” – Rolling Stone
“This is a record that’s the most authentic version of the band LAMB OF GOD want to be.” – NME
“The Virginian metal stalwarts’ self-titled album – their first release with Adler’s full-time replacement Art Cruz – boasts all the neck-snapping technical riffage and burly roars we’ve come to love,” –
DEBUT PROJECT LOVE + EVERYTHING ELSE AVAILABLE NOW
(March 19, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA) – Updating a standout ballad, RIAA-certified platinum pop singer and songwriter John K shares a brand new version of “ilym”featuring ROSIE today. Get it HEREvia Epic Records. An acronym for “I Love You More,” the original appeared on his acclaimed 2020 debut project, love + everything else—available HERE.
On the track, delicate piano rings out in between warm strings. Right out of the gate, JohnK sends a lyrical love letter sealed by his vulnerable delivery before ROSIE answers with a passionate counter verse. It builds towards a sweeping hook as their voices entwine.
The song resounds as the definitive rendition of “ilym” and fulfills an original wish by its creator.
“We always knew we wanted a female feature on the second verse of ‘ilym,’ ever since the day we wrote it,” says John K. “ROSIE was able to capture the other side of the story in the most natural and seamless way. I love that the record can now take on a new meaning by showcasing that push and pull of feelings in a strong, committed relationship.”
Meanwhile, the duet represents a dream come true for ROSIE.
“I remember the day I first heard John K and fell in love with his music, September 26th, 2018,” she exclaims. “Since that day, I’ve been a fan and dreamed of collaborating with him. Little did I know, a few years later, I would not only be part of his project, but I would have the privilege of working with the most enthusiastic, hardworking, and humble artists I’ve met. I am honored to be featured on ‘ilym,’ and I couldn’t be gladder to share this experience with John!”
To date, love + everything else has already gathered over 400 million streams and counting. Earning critical acclaim, MTV dubbed it, “a collection of nine sweet songs and one delectable remix,” while FLAUNTpromised, “John K is a whole vibe, and he’s here to take the music industry by storm.”
ABOUT JOHN K
Known for capturing the essence of an eternal summer, Florida native John K quietly cemented himself as an independent artist to watch in 2017 when he was handpicked as Elvis Duran’s “Artist of the Month,” allowing him to appear on the TODAY Show with a performance of his breakout single “OT.” Crediting his soulful vocals and effortless cool to influences ranging from Bill Withers and Donnie Hathaway to Jon Bellion, Ed Sheeran and Drake, he continued to make waves in 2019 by signing to Epic Records and releasing his if we never met EP, which landed him features with Billboard, Rolling Stone, Forbes and more. RIAA Platinum-certified single “if we never met” propelled him into 2020, with a version featuring Kelsea Ballerini and a return to the TODAY Show to perform the song. Garnering over 300 million streams, “if we never met” was followed by the heartfelt singles “6 months,”“happiness” and “cheap sunglasses”where he continued to stake out coveted real estate on top Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music playlists. Featuring those stand out singles and so much more, John K now presents his highly anticipated project, love + everything else.
No filters, no Facetune, no Vsco, no makeup, no bullshit. What you see is what you get with 21-year-old singer-songwriter Rosie. “I want to be transparent. Everything is exactly as it appears,” she says. “The scale of emotions that everyone feels is such a spectrum. The bad days are equally as important as the good days.
Seeking to create a safe place online and through her music, Rosie’s willingness to get real struck a chord with millions. Her stripped back breakup ballad, “Never the 1”, amassed over 17 million views on TikTok highlighting Rosie’s songwriting prowess.
The New York native has an uncanny ability to turn negative experiences like loss, betrayal, and criticism into jetpack fueled motivation. An, environmentalist, mental health advocate, guitarist, vocal producer, songwriter, and now major label recording artist, Rosie’s achievements come from her undaunted resilience – a retaliation against life’s harder realities.
After signing to Arista Records, Rosie is preparing the release of her debut EP later this year. Her debut single “Never the 1” has over 8 million streams in 3 months, getting a review in Billboard while being on regular rotation on SiriusXM Hits 1. Her second single “Retail Therapy” landed 3 editorials, including New Music Friday. Having already written 90 songs for the project, it’s no telling where her insatiable resolve and open heart will take her next.
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DDG X OG PARKER RELEASE NEW JOINT PROJECT DIE 4 RESPECT TODAY
MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “RULE #1” FEATURING LIL YACHTY OUT NOW
(March 19, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA) – Serving up one of the slickest collaborations of the year, gold-selling Pontiac, MI rising rapper DDG andprolific producer OG Parker unleash a joint project entitled Die 4 Respecttoday.
Upon becoming available, it immediately debuted at #1 of iTunes Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart and Top 10Overall Top Albums Chart.
To celebrate the release, they just shared the blockbuster music video for the new single “Rule #1” [feat. Lil Yachty]. Watch it HERE. On the track, OG Parker’s thick 808s brush up against trap keys as DDG confidently maneuvers through breathless bars before Lil Yachty pulls up with a simmering signature flow. Meanwhile, a magnetic and menacing hook instantly captivates. The accompanying visual overflows with energy as these three titans manage to take over the screen together.
A bevy of heavy-hitters jumped at the chance to collaborate on Die 4 Respect. On “Hood Melody,”DDG and YoungBoy Never Broke Again trade bulletproof rhymes, while Coi Leray lends fierce female energy to “Impatient.” You’ll never think of The Lion King the same way, but Tyla Yaweh blesses “Hakuna Mata” with all kinds of rockstar swag. Check out the full tracklisting below.
DDG and OG Parker first set the stage for the project with “Money Long” [feat. 42 Dugg]. It posted up 1.7 million YouTube views on the music video. Receiving acclaim, HotNewHipHop praised it as “bouncy,” and HipHopDX called it “anthemic” and included it on “New Music Friday.
DDG has quietly become one of rap’s hottest new stars. In addition to regularly attracting 6.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, he has posted up over 450 million streams, while his gold-certified smash “Moonwalking In Calabasas” has surpassed 200 million-plus gloam streams and taken the #1 spot on Rap Caviar three separate times. He also just delivered a knockout performance of “Moonwalking In Calabasas” on UPROXX Sessions—watch HERE.
DDG and OG Parker are ready to Die 4 Respect!
Flexing with clever quotable bars, blockbuster hooks, and superstar power, DDG shakes up the status quo with unpredictable and undeniable bangers. After 2018’s Take Me Serious, he rose to the top of the hip-hop class on VALEDICTORIAN. Within just a year, the single “ARGUMENTS” scored his first gold certification. Igniting 2020, he achieved a major breakthrough with “Moonwalking In Calabasas (Remix)” [feat. BLUEFACE], earning a ubiquitous hit and his second gold plaque in the process. Generating over half-a-billion total streams and views and building a rabid fan base, DDG’s influence proves downright inescapable.
Hood Melody (feat. Youngboy Never Broke Again)
Treat Me Right
Rule #1 (feat. Lil Yachty)
Impatient (feat. Coi Leray)
Get What You Want (feat. PnB Rock)
Way You Talk
Hakuna Matata (feat. Tyla Yaweh)
Let Em Go (feat. 2KBABY)
Money Long (feat. 42 Dugg)
I Need Security
Moonwalking In Calabasas (Remix) (feat. Blueface)
A GROUNDBREAKING VIRTUAL CONCERT PERFORMANCE FROM MADISON BEER, SONY MUSIC AND VERIZON COMING TO TIKTOK
Dazzling, Special Effects Filled Showcase of Songs from Her Debut AlbumLife SupportPremiering March 19th
Immersive Reality Music Experience Takes Incredibly Lifelike Visuals to New Heights
NEW YORK – March 18, 2021 – The future of virtual concerts is here. Epic Records singer songwriter Madison Beer is debuting her groundbreaking new immersive reality music experience in its entirety exclusively on TikTok LIVE.
An ultra-realistic digital avatar of Madison so incredibly lifelike she has to be seen to be believed, will perform songs from her debut album, Life Support, in a dazzling, special effects filled showcase premiering on Madison’s TikTok account (@madisonbeer) at 3PM PT/6PM ET on Friday, March 19th.
Brought to you by Sony Music Entertainment, TikTok, and Verizon in partnership with Sony Immersive Music Studios, the Madison Beer Immersive Reality Concert Experience takes place in a full digital recreation of the Sony Hall concert venue in New York City and features a stunning presentation of Madison that reimagines what’s possible for music in virtual spaces.
The experience is powered by cutting-edge innovations in real-time 3D creation technology and virtual production that highlight the incredible new opportunities for artists to push the boundaries of their imagination and creativity.
Said Beer, “Experimenting with virtual production technologies for this performance was like nothing I’ve ever done before. Exploring new ways of bringing my music to fans was a really fulfilling experience, especially in a time where we can’t physically be together to experience live music.”
Said Sylvia Rhone, Chairwoman and CEO, Epic Records, “Music fans have never seen a virtual concert like this. Madison Beer is transforming the viewing experience with this unique and visually groundbreaking showcase of her innovative vision, and we are thrilled to be helping her share it with the world. Supporting the development of cutting-edge immersive experiences like this is one of the many ways Epic Records works to create differentiated opportunities for our artists to expand their creative options and delight fans.”
Said Corey Sheridan, Head of Music Content & Partnerships, TikTok US,“At TikTok we are proud to drive the cultural conversation and support artists providing the kind of communal, interactive music moments that we’ve all sorely missed during the pandemic, and Madison Beer’s virtual experience is as close to being at a concert as you can get from the safety of your own home.”
Life Support is a candid, audacious and sonically eclectic statement from a self-made star who refuses to play by pop’s usual rules. It sees Madison where she thrives – commanding creative control through writing her own songs, producing and creating her own visuals.
Expressing and inspiring a rollercoaster of emotions through spellbinding vocals over a broad-ranging sound-bed reflective of Madison’s own diverse musical tastes, Life Supportis experimental, honest and ardent. The album explores mental health, the dizzying highs and rock-bottom lows of toxic relationships and the atypical life that Madison has led since famously being discovered on YouTube at age 12.
Listen to Madison Beer’s latest single “BOYSHIT” available HERE on all music services via Epic Records.
About Madison Beer
Madison Beer’s debut album Life Support is out now via Sing It Loud/First Access Entertainment on exclusive license to Epic Records. The album, her strongest personal and artistic statement to date, sees Madison where she thrives – commanding complete creative control through writing her own songs, producing and creating her own visuals.
Life Support features previously released singles “Selfish,” Madison’s fastest ever gold certified record, and fan favorite “Stained Glass,” which dropped after feverish fans flocked to Epic’s Instagram page demanding its release – a testament to her engaged and ever growing following of 22 million on Instagram, 12 million on TikTok, and 3 million on Twitter. She has attracted the endorsements of NME, The Guardian, V Magazine, Paper, Rolling Stone (who hailed her a “rising popstar”) and Billboard who said recent single “BOYSHIT” “makes a late case for one of the best pop chorus openings of 2020.”
Prior to signing with Epic Records late last year, Madison Beer achieved unprecedented success as an independent artist with her partner First Access Entertainment. Her debut EP As She Pleases made her the first independent female solo artist to break into the Top 20 radio charts. Globally, Madison has 2 billion streams across her catalogue to date.
About Sony Music Entertainment
At Sony Music Entertainment, we fuel the creative journey. We’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from the first-ever music label to the invention of the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time. Today, we work in more than 60 countries, supporting a diverse roster of international superstars, developing and independent artists, and visionary creators. From our position at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to the newest products and platforms, embrace new business models, employ breakthrough tools, and provide powerful insights that help our artists push creative boundaries and reach new audiences. In everything we do, we’re committed to artistic integrity, transparency, and entrepreneurship. Sony Music Entertainment is a member of the Sony family of global companies. Learn more about our artists, creators, and labels here.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $131.9 billion in 2019. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. www.tiktok.com