The First New Album in Ten Years, Puddle of Mud Drops New Album “Welcome to Galvania”

 

We know that we mainly cover electronic music on this platform, but we have to support our one of our favorite rock bands from our home area. This morning we were treated to a sweet surprise in our Spotify recs from a blast from the past, Puddle of Mudd. The band finally dropped a brand new album, Welcome to Galvania, after a ten-year new music hiatus. Originally formed back in 1991, Mudd’s first official release wasn’t until 1994 with their Stuck EP, produced by the band themselves. They didn’t receive any significant notoriety until the release of Come Clean in 2001, where the album sold over 5 million copies. After 2009 Puddle Of Mudd continued to tour but haven’t released any new music…until now.

Can we just say that this is a beautiful time for rock and metal music? Let’s look at this, within two months we have new albums from Tool, Puddle Of Mudd, Slipknot, and Korn! Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin provides a wide range of performances throughout the album, sticking to the classic Puddle of Mudd sound we know and love to a slightly hopeful and introspective alt-rock we haven’t seen much before now. We knew after hearing the first single “Uh-Oh” that we were going to love this album and it may join the few other albums that we can listen to completely without skipping. Welcome to Galvania was a pleasant surprise overall, and we can’t wait to catch Puddle Of Mudd on tour one more time.

Make sure you check out “Welcome to Galvania” on Spotify!

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It’s No Longer An “Emergency”, But Sludge Is Ready to Strike Back and “Crush ‘Em”

Our next artist may very well be the leader of the next musical uprising, crushing their opponents under their heel. On our weekly stop by Heavyweight Records, we have  Sludge’s latest dubstep smash “Crush ‘Em”. After Sludge’s initial debut track “Blacksmith”, we were eager for what he would release next. Heavyweight has been a home for a more unique and darker selection of artists since its founding in 2017, focusing primarily on heavy bass and dark hip-hop. With a lineup of misfits including Gommi, Timmy Trumpet, GRAVEDGR, and now Sludge, we can’t wait to be made uncomfortable by whatever they put out next.

If Heavyweight Records has any hole to fill, it is in desperate need of more industrial music (totally) and Sludge is here to fit right in. Quickly becoming one of the up and comers in today’s scene, Sludge is trying to stand out from the crowd with his blend of dubstep, industrial, and glitch sound bites. Definitely an appeal to the thrash and headbangers in the crowd, Sludge utilizes mechanical effects to create an illusion that you are being made in a factory. The sawing synths only finalize this illusion, crafting a filthy machine-like experience to satisfy the average bass head.

Make sure you check out “Crush ‘Em” on Spotify below and on SoundCloud!

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Brand New Debut, Bass Producer Riot Ten Finally Drops “Hype or Die: Nightmares” Debut Album

After weeks of teasing and EP after EP, his debut album has finally dropped. Starting our journey off with a trip to Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, we are ready to receive Riot Ten’s official debut album Hype or Die: Nightmares. A proud Lonestar citizen, Riot Ten brings an interesting EP to the table. Riot Ten is best known for his breakout single “Rail Breaker”, which thrived in Beatport’s Dubstep Top Ten for almost six months, still retaining plenty of buzz and continued streams over two years later. Riot Ten’s “F**K It”, was even performed as an introduction song during performances by The Chainsmokers.

“This album is literally who I am as a musician. It means everything to me. I’ve put out countless EP’s over the last 3 years, way too many singles to even count, so to finally deliver a full-length album is a defining moment for my career and growth as an artist. This album will showcase my roots, as well as my energy, and I can’t wait to share it with the world.” – Riot Ten

While Riot Ten has had a number of EPs to show off his musical stylings, we haven’t received something like this. Riot Ten takes full advantage of this larger playground, stretching the boundaries of bass music to the very limit as he approaches from every angle. To assist in his exploration, Hype or Die: Nightmares features a few of the hottest rap and dance producers in the industry including YDJ, Atarii, and Whokilledkenny. Listeners should brace themselves for a wild ride, as Riot Ten has no safety nets in place for you.  In celebration of the album’s release, Riot Ten has officially gone on the road for his Hype or Die tour, bringing high tier bass music to cities all across North America well into 2020.

Make sure you check out the debut album Hype or Die: Nightmares on Spotify below!

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