Thursday, April 2nd
Greek epic/pagan black metal band Macabre Omen, are streaming their sophomore full-length effort, at their official Bandcamp location.
Macabre Omen's first album in ten years, was released on March 4 through Ván Records.
Los Angeles CA doom/death metal band Pendulous are streaming their debut album A Palpable Sense of Love & Loss at their official Bandcamp location.
Pendulous' debut full-length effort is an independent release since March 9.
Corpus Christi band Design the Skyline have released a new single, entitled 'Rebirth'.
This is the first single since they announced their reformation. However, Eric Azure (vocals) is the only recurring member from Design the Skyline while the rest are new members.
To read more about Design the Skyline check their Facebook at:
Listen to the song right here:
Wednesday, April 1st
Its been over a year since Sicko Mobb dropped their breakout mixtape Super Saiyan Vol. 1. Today they followed it up with a sequel that is every bit as upbeat and poppy as you'd expect from Lil Ceno and Trav.
The Fader is exclusively streaming the tape.
Stream Super Saiyan Vol. 2:
Greek symphonic extreme metal band Septicflesh have released an official video for the song 'Prometheus'. The song is taken from the band's latest album, Titan.
You can watch the video here:
Japanese avant-garde extreme metal group Sigh have released a new song, entitled 'Kaedit Nos Pestis'. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album Graveward.
You can listen to the song here:
American power metal band Kamelot has now officially released their latest song, entitled 'Veil of Elysium', from their upcoming album Haven. The album is set to be released on May 5th in North America.
'Veil of Elysium'
What For?, Chaz Bundick’s fourth album under the moniker Toro y Moi is now available to stream over at NPR.
Never one to stand still, musically-speaking, What For? sees the musician pursue a warm, fuzzed-out strain of '70s power-pop, occasionally intermixed with '90s indie-rock jangle. Like Bundick’s previous releases, What For? makes for a prefect springtime/summer listen.
What For? is out on the 7th April, via Carpark.
Stream it here:
Ben Schneiders indie folk ensemble Lord Huron are streaming their sophomore album, Strange Trails. The album will be available for purchase on the 6th of April.
Strange Trails is the follow-up to their debut album Lonesome Dreams, which was released in 2012.
You can check the album out here:
Almost four years since the release of his last album, Bad Vibes, L.A. beatmaker Shlohmo is streaming his latest album Dark Red over at The New York Times via Press Play.
While the album isn’t drastically different from his last full-length, Dark Red sees Shlohmo exhibit a darker, denser sound than we’ve come to expect from the producer.
Dark Red is out on the 7th April, via True Panther/WeDidIt
Stream the album here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/music/pressplay.html?_r=4&
Savannah GA heavy rock outfit Royal Thunder are streaming their new album Crooked Doors over at NPR.
Royal Thunder's sophomore effort will officially hit the stores on April 7, meanwhile you can check it through the link right below.
Tuesday, March 31st
Portland OR sludge/doom/death metal band Shrine of the Serpent have aired their self-titled debut EP at their official Bandcamp location.
Shrine of the Serpent is an independent release since March 4.
Check the EP via the link right below:
Deathcore outfit Thy Art is Murder have announced that their new album, Holy War, will be released on June 29th. They entered the studio late last year in secret for their followup to Hate.
The album was produced by Will Putney who has done work with Suicide Silence and Northlane.
Canadian noise rock trio, KEN mode, have unveiled the video for their new single, "Blessed."
The track is taken from the act's upcoming album Success which has been produced by the legendary Steve Albini. The song features vocals by Eugene Robinson (OXBOW), cello by Natanielle Felicitas and noise by Dylan Walker (Full of Hell).
The video's been directed by Christopher Mills.
Norwegian death metal band Gouge are streaming their debut LP Beyond Death at their official Bandcamp location.
The album was released on March 24 through Hells Headbangers Records & Distribution.
Progressive rock group Cursed Legacy have launched a crowd-funding campaign to attempt to secure extra funding for their rock musical Lunar Isolation, which was announced several days prior.
The campaign gives a brief sample of what is to be expected from the narrative-based album.
Further details about the storyline have been revealed:
"Towards the end of the 21st Century, a joint committee of lawmakers and scientists decide to build a base on the surface of the moon for the collection and research of resources such as Helium-3 and moon dust. This is no ordinary station however; this is an ultra-security prison. Throughout the album, the psychological trauma of leaving the Earth behind and being one of a dozen despised criminals floating above the planet, the listener understands the complicated process of proving Damon’s innocence…"
Monday, March 30th
Leprous has revealed the artwork and tracklist for their upcoming fourth album, The Congregation. The album will feature 11 new tracks and run for a comfortable 65 minutes. Physical copies of the album will feature a bonus track called 'Pixel'.
The album will be released in Europe on the 25th of May, and in the US on the 2nd of June. Leprous is currently working on a new music video and hasn't announced a release date as of yet.
1. The Price
2. Third Law
4. The Flood
6. Within My Fence
12. Pixel (bonus track)
The band commented on the album artwork, saying "The artwork represents the album's dark theme very well by showing deformation and disturbance". It was created by French artist Nihil and can be seen at the link below:
Illinois' pop-punk band Plain White T's have released an official music video for their first single "Pause" which is taken from their upcoming album "American Nights". The album was scheduled for a March 31st release and will also be their 7th album to date.
The video itself wasn't only sponsored by Lipton, but also it got uploaded on liptontea's official youtube account. Enjoy the video, along with other cool stuff like reasons why iced tea is a great pairing with meals or instructions on how to make the perfect cup of ice tea.
Leaving a positive message to all their fans, "Plain White Tea's" state:
"Hey, life’s better when you choose to #BeMoreTea."
Watch "Pause" here:
Alabama indie music sad person Katie Crutchfield is streaming her third solo album under the moniker Waxahatchee, entitled Ivy Tripp, today on the NPR website ahead of its April 7 release via Merge Records. Despite leaking in its entirety in early February, Crutchfield has been building hype for Ivy Tripp with published articles and pre-release songs, bolstered by an acclaimed performance at SXSW earlier this month. Crutchfield is set for a long run of U.S. and European dates beginning on the day of the album's release, in addition to her Australian debut with two shows down-under announced just this week.
On Ivy Tripp, Waxahatchee's simple, emotionally devastating aesthetic--having only just been subjected to the full-band treatment on her last album Cerulean Salt--is expanded upon with a much broader instrumental pallet than ever before, applying a range of timbral effects and production tricks to the core instrumentation of vocals, guitar, bass and drums. Coupled with ...more
Sunday, March 29th
Bristol producer Asa has opened a campaign on crowdfunding website indiegogo asking fans to support the production of his debut full-length album. The money would help fund the album itself and its physical production, as well as support a live band who would record and tour with Asa.
Check out the fundraiser here:
Listen to Asa and Sorrow's 'Untitled' here:
Under the moniker of Lost Salt Blood Purges, Australian musician Michael Snoxall has released his newest album, The Voids We All Long For. Voids is inspired by a plethora of sources (Tim Hecker, Mount Eerie, Kevin Drumm, to name a few), blending folk, noise, ambient, and "whatever other genre influences you may hear in there."
Can be streamed and/or purchased at the price of your choosing.
"So, after around eight hours of recorded work and seventeen unused tracks, here is the one hour of music that made it to the end, and formed The Voids We All Long For."
Read a review: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/66543/Lost-Salt-Blood-Purges-The-Voids-We-All-Long-For/
Classical/minimal artist, Nils Frahm, has freely released unheard demos under the compilation name, Solo, as a fundraising project for a custom made, experimental piano. The occasion, which he cites as 'Piano Day', is in place to celebrate the beauty that the instrument has to offer.
"At the end of 2014 I had an immediate urge to release a solo piano album which I recorded some time ago, and I was looking for a specific occasion to do so. I wanted it to be a nice surprise for everyone, so I thought of a meaningful release date to begin with."
Read more here: http://www.pianoday.org
Saturday, March 28th
Greek progressive/jazz/death metal band Sickening Horror are streaming their new album Overflow at the official Bandcamp location of Deepsend Records.
Sickening Horror's third album was released on March 17.
Psychedelic San Antonio natives Flower Jesus Quintet have released a new song off of their upcoming album, 'Wilt'.
The track, entitled 'Buddha & Crowley', brings a shift in sound for the band, with more of a classic rock influence than their previous releases.
You can stream the song via SoundCloud below:
You can also find more from Flower Jesus on their Bandcamp:
Portico (formerly known as Portico Quartet) are streaming their new album Living Fields via Consequence Of Sound. The album features vocal contributions from Jamie Woon, Jono Mcleery, and Joe Newman (of alt-J fame). The album comes out on Monday March 30 2015.
Stream can be found below:
Norwegian avant garde metal veterans Arcturus have posted a new song at the official YouTube channel of Prophecy Productions.
The track, entitled 'The Arcturian Sign', is taken from the band's upcoming album, Arcturian, due out on May 12.
You can jam the new song right here:
Friday, March 27th
John Renbourn (The Pentangle, The John Renbourn Group, etc.) passed away presumably from a heart attack. After failing to appear at a gig on Wednesday night at the Ferry club in Glasgow, the police found him dead in his house at Hawick.
Full story: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/26/guitarist-and-songwriter-john-renbourn-founder-of-pentangle-dies
Online newspaper Mic.com has just released the results of a consensus on the most hated musicians and artists in the United States. As it turns out, only two names appeared:
Justin Bieber and Nickelback.
Beiber came in at No. 1 with 27 states citing him as the worst musician (mostly within the coastal states), while Nickelback came in second with 23 states (mostly within the Mid-West), thus bringing the total to 50 states, the entire country of the U.S.. Despite this, many people don't have a specific reason as to why they hate them. Another consensus asked the question as to why, but most people just simply said, "they just suck," or "I don't know."
The article's writer Kate Beaudoin believes she has found the answer as to why in her statement on the last paragraph:
Bieber and Nickelback preoccupy the American music consumer, but not because of their music. Nickelback isn't an especially awful band, son ...more
Longtime post-hardcore outfit Alesana has released a new single, entitled 'Oh, How The Mighty Have Fallen'. This track coincides with the announcement of a new upcoming LP, Confessions.
The new song can be viewed here:
Along with the announcement of the new album, various pre-order bundles have been made avaliable, and can be viewed and purchased here:
The upcoming album is their first LP since 2011's A Place Where The Sun Is Silent, and their first new music since their Decade EP last year.
Bjork has just released a live recording of her performance with Arca at the New York City Center Theatre on the 25th March.
It's free to download here:
Björk's latest album, Vulnicura, was officially released physically earlier this month. It has been available digitally since late January.