This week’s Artist Spotlight Series features two artists submitted by our partner – eOne Music. Both are established artists with new albums. One is high volume heavy metal the other is soulful jazz. Take a listen below…
Universally recognized as one of the most potent acts in music today, HIGH ON FIRE creates molten heavy metal that merges primal fury and aggression, blackened bombast and hall of fame heaviness. The group’s seventh studio album, “Luminiferous,” is a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume, delivering calculated catharsis as a volcano of revolving riffs and hailstorm of thundering drums combine to beam a blazing spotlight towards the future of modern metal music.
Grammy nominated vocalist/songwriter/producer and dynamic live performer Bilal draws his artistry draws from jazz, soul, and hip-hop. With fans that includes Eryka Badu, Janelle Monae, Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammed and featured spots with, among others, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Diddy and Common, Bilal made his major label debut with 2001’s First Born Second. The CD sold over 300, 000 copies and announced that Bilal was an artist to watch. Bilal has most recently collaborated with Kendrick Lamar on his most recent album “To Pimp a Butterfly.” Bilal’s new album, “In Another Life,” represents the next chapter in the strong narrative Bilal began with his earlier works and showcases Bilal’s unique ability to reinterpret jazz, soul, and funk for a contemporary audience.
Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) has quickly grown to become the largest independently owned and distributed record label. The label covers all genres, and has rapidly capitalized on the widening gap between major and independent labels by catering to established talent, production companies and franchises, as well as emerging artists. It has strategically positioned itself to successfully develop and market artists which do not (or no longer want to) fit the major-label mold, but who are also beyond the operating capabilities of smaller independents.
eOne Distribution US is the largest physical and digital independent music and video distributor in North America. Holding the highest market share of any independent in the US, the company manages physical and digital distribution of CD, Blu-ray and DVD inventories.