New Music Playlist: Baroness, Cult Of Luna, Hot Water Music

Our new weekly playlist of fresh releases and videos. Let us know which acts you like best, and they'll become a permanent fixture on the UG news cycle.

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Welcome to our new weekly playlist post, where we round up some new releases from band both new and old to inject some new blood into the UG news cycle.

This is about expanding our rock horizons beyond the same old classic rock acts. We love those bands, but rock has such a vibrant community scene that it seems right to find new ways to bring even more music to the site.

Most of all, we want your feedback on these artists. Which new acts do you like best? Have any established bands let you down? What genres do you want to hear more from? Your feedback is welcome in the comments, as usual.

The format might change a little in the coming weeks, so stick with us. For now, here's some of our favorite new releases to be announced this week.

Wolf Alice "Fluffy"

Sounds like that 90s teen spirit vibe is alive and kicking. Wolf Alice are making big waves in London, and they haven't even released a proper EP yet. If you think those guitars rock, wait until you hear their smokey singer Ellie Rowsell kick in.

Baroness "March To The Sea"

Our favorite intellectual metalheads are still recovering from a serious bus crash last year, which could by why they're using live footage from a prior tour with Meshuggah for this new video.

Heaven The Axe "Enemy"

This new female-fronted hard rock band from Australia raised $30,000 from community sponsors to fund this video.

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Hot Water Music "Remedy"

A live cut from their new concert recording "Live In Chicago" which was released on Monday.

Update: Sorry, the original video isn't working. Here's an older take on the song instead.

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Slough Feg "Sky Chariots"

Metal Blade Records have just signed this San Fransisco act who deal in thrash metal. Their three self-released albums will be bundled into one box set soon.

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Cult Of Luna "I: The Weapon"

One of the greatest European metal bands of the modern age went into hiding for something like five years. Thankfully, they're back with this crushing new track.

My Dick "Fast Dick"

And now for something different. Spinner calls them "the greatest band in the world", and all they do is cover classic songs and replace key lyrics with the phrase "my dick". Brilliant.

What did you like most? Let us know in the comments, and share your latest musical discoveries.

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    I'd love to see more news on Baroness' recovery. I unknowingly discovered them the day of their bus accident, and I hope they make a comeback.
    The Singer/Rhythm Guitarist (John Baizley) and Lead Guitarist (Peter Adams) recently recorded themselves playing Stretchmarker and uploaded it on youtube.
    They're recovering relatively well. Though John nearly had to get his arm amputated....
    Wow, thanks for posting this I hadn't seen it. Baroness are amazing, and they rebounded from the accident with a lot of strength and positivity.
    That song is pretty sweet, it's a shame it isn't longer. Do they have more stuff in that vein?
    I'd say the songs off of Green (from Yellow & Green) are relatively in the same vein as that. Especially stuff like Collapse, If I Forget Thee Low Country, and Board Up The House. They seemed to have left all the heavier stuff on Yellow when they made it. Though The Line Between IS pretty awesome. Also I suggest giving Bullhead's Psalm, Steel That Sleeps The Eye, Blackpowder Orchard, The Gnashing, Rays On Pinion, Cockroach En Fleur, and the Hidden Track off of Red Album. Or you could just listen through Blue Record and Red Album xD
    Been a big Baroness fan for a few years now, and you couldn't even find a decent interview a little while ago. The bus crash was a shame, but on the bright side it seems to have made more mainstream press take notice.
    Fuck yea Baroness \m/ Also, the chick from heaven the axe is sexy, even if their music isn't that good
    Cult Of Luna! Awesome! They rehearse just a couple of hundred meters from my home, always glad to see (for me) local bands on UG.
    Honestly the only bands listed that I know of are Baroness, Cult Of Luna, and The Lord Weird Slough Feg. Out of those three bands I'll say: I REALLY enjoyed Yellow & Green and thought it was a great album. Cult Of Luna have yet disappointed me and still haven't. And Slough Feg is just all around awesome.
    Heaven The Axe isn't that bad of a hard rock band, but the whole 'female fronted sex appeal'-thing just feels so freaking cheap...
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    I like this playlist. And I really like the idea of posting this every week. It's a great way to introduce people to some great bands.
    Just downloaded My D ick's "Double Full-Length Release" and it's the best thing ever!