MAGG DYLAN RELEASE NEW SONG + VIDEO "PAWNS"
The Metal Band, Magg Dylan, have released their next single/video "Pawns" with Eclipse Records (4/9). At times the greatest expression of frustrations bleeds itself over into lyrics, vocals, strings, and a beat. "Pawns" is that collection that rides itself through the metal power of who Magg Dylan is - their music sets a standard. The vocal expression plays a power-hungry performance - together their band sanctifies the simple into the metal foray of unabashed truth. "Pawns" speaks through, so play it loudly.
'"Pawns" is about feeling controlled. It's about more than what the lyrics appear. I was really nervous about the honesty in our lyrics for "Pawns". We just felt so defeated. Brucifer and I were sitting on the beach in the Outer Banks after some 2020 events thinking we still have the sun and our stories to tell. The funniest part was when we did the bridge. Brucifer looked at me and said "Really? That's what you want to say there? You're an intelligent evolving woman and that's what you want to say?" I responded, "That's how I feel and it's honest frustration. That's what is coming out."'
Virginia Beach alternative metal group Magg Dylan have released their new single “Pawns.”
The single deals with the lack of unity in the midst of one of the biggest pandemics of all time. The visual for the song, which you can see below, was directed by Scott Hansen & Desiree Connell of Digital Thunderdome.
When it comes to working on the video, vocalist Suzanne De Iulio said:
"We shot this video exactly 365 days after we shot Delusional with the same director - Digital Thunderdome and they are masters of their craft. The School Bus Graveyard was a perfect location for this video because it signifies abandonment, and I think this really conveys the overwhelming emotions in the song. This was our first experience with a drone camera and that was epic, making for some big shots."
Bassist Les Moseley said:
"It was a bone-chilling day and night… freezing! If we were doing anything outside of something for this band it certainly would have been in our top 5 most miserable days because I could feel every degree of that day through every little rip in my jeans and I can only imagine how Suzie felt. Thankfully, Scott, Desiree, and the rest of the crew kept us on point and handled everything so professionally. I don't think we could've managed without them!"
“Pawns” is available on all streaming services right now via Eclipse Records.
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Thank you so much to Veer Magazine and everyone that has supported and requested, loved, and liked our album!!! It's a great honor to see our name with so many great artists and bands!!! We can't wait to show you what 2021 has in store for you all!!! ~Magg Dylan
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Magg Dylan ~ Amethyst
The band hails from Virginia Beach, VA and dropped their debut album early in 2020. The album draws from personal experiences from band members dealing with personal issues that are not always easy to open up about. We're talking subject matter dealing with addictions, bullying, and bad relationships. Songwriting can be therapeutic for many writers and channeling those hardships into song can be beneficial for the writer but can also help listeners who may be going through similar situations. Lead vocalist Suzanne De Iulio has a powerful voice that commands your attention. Her delivery really drives home the emotional aspect of these songs. The band knows when to hit throttle and when to ease up, thus showing off their own diverse range. This album was definite one that took us by surprise this year!
ALBUM REVIEW ~ MAGG DYLAN ~ 'AMETHYST'
January 26, 2020|Album/Single Reviews
Hailing from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Magg Dylan are about to release their debut album, Amethyst via Eclipse Records on February 21, 2020. What you can expect from Magg Dylan is music filled with emotion and power based all on personal experiences from each of its members. All of them have dealt with addictions, bullying, and bad relationships, respectively.
They have drawn from such experiences and have channeled it all into ten beautifully crafted anthems that will strike a chord with anyone who can relate.
Going right for the throat, the album opens with ‘Delusional.” This very heavy track details the battles with addiction and fighting to make the road to recovery. Vocalist Suzanne De Iulio has an incredible voice that is hauntingly beautiful and powerful. Great way to open the album.
Following that up is the more straight forward rocker, “Tearz.” Killer opening riffs from lead guitarist, Bruicifer lead the way for the rhythm section of DC (bass) and AJ (drums) to lay down a thick groove foundation.
Touching on the topic of bullying is the infectious and anthemic, “Scarz.” Suzanne’s vocals really shine on this track and she transitions from rhythmic speaking to melodic and soaring vocals in the chorus.
“Naked in the Tub” switches gears and downshifts the tempo of the album. Coming across as more of a ballad, the track is a moody and haunting telling of living with depression when life just can’t seem to cut you a break. This one has radio hit written all over it, if it gets in the right hands.
“Crawl” and “Sadness” are a pair of tracks that most definitely show off the band’s more aggressive side. Shades of New Years Day and Flyleaf come to mind.
Amethyst comes to a close with “Rare Breed.” The band truly lays everything on the table by the time the track is finished. Driving rhythms, monster groove, and aggression tinged vocals make this track not only the perfect swan song, but also my personal favorite track on the album.
We’re just barely getting started in 2020, and it has already proven to be a stellar year for modern hard rock music. Magg Dylan is a very welcome surprise to the rock community and their debut album is sure to be one of the big sleeper hits of the year. When February 21st rolls around, do yourself a favor and get your hands on a copy of Amethyst.
Rating: 8.5/10 Stars
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