The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of deftones

Optophobia

by Giant Walker

Hey, we're Giant Walker - a Heavy Progressive Rock band from Newcastle, UK. ‘Optophobia’ is a fear of opening your eyes and the lyrics of the song are inspired, both by this, but also by the truth that our vision is merely our brain’s best guess of the world around us. We hope you dig it!!

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Katoomba

by Giant Walker

Hey, we're Giant Walker and this is our brand new single, 'Katoomba' and our final single before our debut album release in May! The song opens with a menacing guitar riff that undulates with an intricate, yet powerful drum groove. FFO Karnivool, Deftones, Soundgarden, Tool.

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The Patriarch

by Breaths

'The Elders' is the first single off of my upcoming sophomore album, 'Though life has turned out nothing like I imagined, it is far better than I could have dreamt.' The song is about the loss of all my grandparents starting pretty early (age 3) and into my early 20's.

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Lil Peach

by Villain of the War

Hi, we're Villain of the War from Boston, MA! We've been playing on the MA DIY circuit for a couple years now and just released an EP titled "Damn, That's Crazy", and it features some of the songs that have become staples of our set. This is a song called "Lil Peach", and we hope you enjoy it!

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Left To Wreck

by Giant Walker

Following on from their ethereal and melancholy last single, Giant Walker’s upcoming release, ‘Left To Wreck’ showcases a more progressive sound - twisting and turning through a multitude of grooves and bouncy riffs, which keep you instinctively moving throughout.

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Ache

by Black Coast

This is Black Coast's third release this year 'Ache' from the newly announced debut album Outworld', set for release 19 November via Blood Blast Distribution. On 'Ache' The 'Stokie' five-piece celebrate their brooding nu-metal KoЯn and Deftones influences, melded with their metallic hardcore sound.

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History Of Violence

by Stoneside.

We reveal our debut single, History Of Violence, on Friday 16th April. This track has a meaningful and sinister backstory. View the video and check out our sites for more.

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Socrates

by Prey drive

Hey all! We are Prey Drive & you are listening to our new single Socrates, taken from our upcoming EP "Neon God" (May 28th). Expect a powerhouse of authoritative rock riffs intertwined with intricate mathematical lead lines and a dream-like ambience, with soaring vocals soaked in canorous harmonies.

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Feels Good

by Slow Death

I exist in a dystopian reality where parasites pose as philanthropists, governing us ever close to destruction. This song is a tribute to their hysteria.

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Magic Eyes

by Nights Like Thieves

Hey everyone! Our song "Magic Eyes" is a heavy, fast paced, emotional driven punk rock song featuring Sonny Sandoval from the band P.O.D. This is the first track off our 3rd EP release titled "The Forgotten" and we'd be stoked if you gave it a listen! Rock it!

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The Inciter

by Ariandelle

Hi everyone, We're Ariandelle and this is our brand new song! This track is heavy, full of aggression and is all about finally making a point to change the things in your life instead of waiting for the moment to come! We hope you all enjoy it!

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When You Think It's Right

by Post Profit

Hi everyone, we're Post Profit and this is our new single titled "When You Think It's Right" off of our upcoming album - "When You Think It's Right It's Always Wrong". The song itself is about mistrust and broken expectations and we hope you love it!

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uncanny

by No Terror in the bang

No Terror in The Bang is a Cinematic Metal band from Rouen. It weaves a chiaroscuro universe, between fragility and fury.

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Hector

by Tritonic

Hector is the final track from their debut album 'Port of Spain,' A raw, frenetic and frantic mixture of punk, prog, pop, indie and metal, Tritonic show they have one foot planted in hardcore’s forms and conventions and one foot determinedly outside of it.

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After Thought

by ForeignWolf

We blend heavy alt-rock loaded with enticing hooks and monstrous riffs. With comparisons to Alexisonfire, Deftones, and Alter Bridge, we drop our new EP, Your Weapons, Your Words, which arrives on Friday 14th May. We will also reveal a new single, Alone, on Friday 5th March.

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Something's Gonna Break

by The Final Clause Of Tacitus

We are a UK crossover crew and we are back with a new EP, Asinine Music for the Solemn and Staid, out on Friday 14th May. We have have also just delivered a brand new single and video, Something’s Gonna Break

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vanguard

by prdr

prdr is a composer and solo artist from Adelaide, Australia producing his own dynamic progressive/post-rock sound. 'vanguard' features Rob Brens (I Built the Sky) on drums and Liam Horgan (Ivanyi) on bass, with mixing and mastering by Simon Grove (Plini, Intervals, Protest the Hero).

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The Inherent Emptiness

by Breaths

Hi All, I'm Jason and this is my solo project, Breaths. My newest single, "The Inherent Emptiness" was written as a response to the overwhelming amount of negative events in 2020. "We all feel lost sometimes, so hollow. It can be hard to find a light to guide."

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Space Loop

by Burrowing

We are Burrowing and this track is taken from our new album, 'Weight'. It's about losing connection with reality.

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Inhumite

by King Venus

King Venus is a solo project, originally rooted in hermetic magick. 'Inhumite' is the first scene from 'Correspondences', a concept oratorio. Thank you —Fr. M∴M∴ (Mute)

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