Norwgian pop sensation and singer/songwriter Susanne Sundfor teases her upcoming album, Music for People in Trouble, with a new track featuring John Grant on vocals. The cut, furthermore, continues to showcase her shift from the electronic-baroque instrumentation of her previous albums toward ethereal acoustics and crescendoing choirs.
Listen to the track here:
The new album is out the 25th of August. Sundfor will also be performing at the BBC Proms Scott Walker Tribute at the Royal Albert Hall on the 25th July.
British quartet Don Broco have released another single/video from their as-of-yet to be titled upcoming studio album, entitled "Technology". The song was premiered on BBC Radio One earlier this evening, preceeded by a small interview with lead singer Rob Damiani explaining the songs meaning, in this case being about the bands apparent distaste with the modern obsession with social media, and using phones at live shows. You can hear the song here:
Progressive rock auteur Steven Wilson has released a music video for the song "Permanating". The single features Bollywood-style dancing and smiling - something that is sure to be controversial from a Wilson offering.
Post-Hardcore band Periphery have released a cover of Linkin Park's song "Shadow of the Day" off of their third album Minutes to Midnight. The cover has been released as a free download for fans on the band's Facebook page and is their tribute to Chester Bennington and his impact on their music.
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Linkin Park have unsurprisingly cancelled their upcoming "One More Light World Tour" following to death of their lead singer Chester Bennington.
Bennington's cause of death was confirmed earlier this morning by the Los Angeles County coroner, who ruled Bennington's death was due to suicide by hanging. No drugs were found at the scene, but there was a half empty bottle of alcohol. There was no suicide note and an autopsy has yet to be scheduled.
The tour was set to kick off in Mansfield, MA on July 27th and run throughout October before the band was set kick off the Asian leg.
League of Legends virtual power/prog metal band Pentakill have now officially released two new songs, "The Bloodthirster" and "Tear of The Goddess" off their upcoming new album Grasp of the Undying. "The Bloodthirster" features vocalist Jorn Lande (who also appeared on the band's debut album), while "Tears of the Goddess" features Battle Beast lead vocalist Noora Louhimo. The release date for the album has not been announced as of yet.
Both songs can be downloaded for free at the band's website: http://pentakill.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/
Slovakian black metal band Malokarpatan are streaming a new song called "V hustej hore na straÄŤĂ*ch nohĂˇch striga chalupu svoju ukrĂ˝va", which translates to "Within the Dense Woods, the Witch is Hiding her Hut on Magpie Legs". The track is taken from their upcoming album "Nordkarpatenland" and features guest vocals from Necrocock (Master's Hammer). The record will be released through The Ajna Offensive in the USA and via Invictus Productions in Europe on October 31.
About a month ago, deathcore act Thy Art is Murder released a new song entitled 'Slaves Beyond Death' and announced their upcoming album entitled 'Dear Desolation'. The album is due out on August 18th of this year.
On July 21st they released the second single from the upcoming album. The song is titled 'Son of Misery'.
Various members of the band have stated that they are focusing on a more straight forward death metal sound for this record. And that the riffs are more focused on being less plentiful, but more memorable.
The Contortionist have released a new song off their upcoming album Clairvoyant titled "Absolve". Clairvoyant is due out September 15th via EOne Heavy/Good Fight Music. The song is a tribute to the release of OJ Simpson and The Contortionist are hoping he will be "absolved" of all his supposed crimes.
Pop-Punk/Easycore outfit Four Year Strong have announced an upcoming unplugged album featuring acoustic/unplugged versions of songs from their catalogue, new songs, and rarities. The album, called "Some Of You Will Like This, Some Of You Won't", currently has one song up for streaming. The song, an acoustic version of "Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die", can viewed via Youtube here.
1. It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now... (Unplugged)
2. Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die (Unplugged)
3. Go Down In History (Unplugged)
4. We All Float Down Here (Unplugged)
5. Nice to Know
6. Who Cares (Unplugged)
7. Let Me Down Again
8. Stuck in the Middle (Unplugged)
9. Abandon Ship (Unplugged)
10. Your Ego is Writing Checks Your Body Can't Cash
11. This Summer Session
12. For Our Fathers
Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum unveiled a new track called "For Those About to Fight for Metal" from their forthcoming new album Two Paths. The record will be released through Metal Blade Records on September 15.
Nine Inch Nails debuted a second track off their upcoming Add Violence EP, due out on July 21. This will be the second installment in a series of three. The last part is scheduled to be released before the end of the year.
You can listen to the brooding piece called 'This Isn't the Place' below:
American electronic rock act PVRIS have announced on their Facebook page that due to "some last-minute production tweaks" their upcoming sophomore album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell will now be released on August 25th instead of August 4th.
While on his "Summer Tour" with Laura Stevenson, Jeff Rosenstock stopped by the Exclaim! office to play an acoustic version of a new song from his unannounced album. The new song, called "Melba", can be viewed via Youtube here.
One half of Fuck Buttons, Andrew Hung, has announced his first LP under his own name entitled 'Realisationship'. Released on October 6th via Lex, it follows some short months after Blanck Mass's lauded album 'World Eater', from the electronic noise outfit's other half Benjamin Power.
Whilst the Blanck Mass LP delves into gothic soundscapes and churning textures, the first track from Hung seems to point to something brighter and more colourful, going so far as to include his own naive, detached vocal performance.
Listen to the first track 'Say What You Want' below:
Andrew Hung - Realisationship
01 Say What You Want
03 No I Wonâ€™t
04 Private Commercial
07 Sugar Pops
09 Open Your Eyes
Post metal giants Rosetta have announced that their upcoming album "Utopioid" will be released at the end of August on a "name-your-price" basis. This will be the 6th full length released by the band. The announcement can be found on their official website (link below).
Experimental musicians Lost Salt Blood Purges and Boring Bathtimes have joined forces to collaborate on an 86-minute concept album. The album, titled Yellow Fog Sword, will be released by US label Apothecary Compositions on the 21st of July on cassette and digital formats. The album is also complemented by a fully illustrated, 44-page novelette that expands on the concepts of the album.
Two tracks are available for streaming now, and the full album can be pre-ordered via Apothecary Compositions' bandcamp, here: https://apothecarycompositions.bandcamp.com/album/yellow-fog-sword
1. 'The Violent Light,
2. the Soft Luminescence
3. and the Expanding Earth'
4. 'Ritually Fallen Leaves
5. Lay before a Village that Dreams but Never Sleeps.
6. The Water Leads the Way
7. to Small Dead Souls that Build Upon the Bed of the River.'
8. 'The Tower, Centred In Saltless Plains,
9. The Sorceress, Hid ...more
British ambient artist Ghost Hall has released the first track from his upcoming second album, Nine Dragons. The album, inspired by the legendary Kowloon Walled City, will be released on July 24.
Although primarily inspired by Kowloon, the track, "Sai Shing Street", is also inspired by the increasingly difficult housing situations that people in the UK find themselves in. Stream the track below.
Indie-rock outfit Manchester Orchestra has released a third song in advance of its upcoming record A Black Mile To The Surface. The track, titled "The Moth", stands in contrast to the first two pre-release singles ("The Gold", "The Alien") with a heavier atmosphere and sleek, eerie soundscape.
You can hear "The Moth" below. A Black Mile To The Surface is slated to drop on July 28th via Loma Vista, and will mark their fifth full length LP as well as their official follow-up to 2014's Cope.
Cascadian black metal legends Wolves in the Throne Room have released a new video for their track, "Born From The Serpent's Eye", which features a shortened version of what will be a ten minute long track on the upcoming album, Thrice Woven.
Alternative Rock solo artist Andy Black has released a music video for his cover of Adele's "When We Were Young" off of the recently released Punk Goes Pop Volume 7, which is being distributed via Fearless Records. The track is a duet featuring Andy's wife Juliet Simms and the style is similar to the softer tracks on Andy Black's debut album 'The Shadow Side.' You can stream the music video here via Fearless Records's official Youtube channel.
American hard rock/post-grunge band 12 Stones have released a brand new song entitled "Picture Perfect," accompained with a music video. This is the first single from their fifth album Picture Perfect, released on July 14 through Cleopatra Records.
Beneath the Scars, their last album, was released on 2012 and peaked at 197 on the Billboard 200 chart.
American alternative hard rock/metal band Projected have released a music video for their brand new song "Ignite." This is the third single the band have released to promote their upcoming new album "Ignite My Insanity," which will be released on July 21, via Rat Pak Records.
Projected are: guitarist/vocalist John Connolly and bassit Vinnie Hornsby from Sevendust, drummer Scott Phillips from Alter Bridge and guitarist Eric Friedman from Tremonti.
For the new song, check the video below:
One person has died and eight more injured after a tractor-trailer collided with Adrenaline Mob's tour bus in St Petersburg, Florida, while the crew were changing a flat tyre on the way to a concert.
The identities of those involved have not yet been disclosed, however sound man Robert Dressler has been confirmed as safe after conducting interviews about the crash. Of the eight injured, two declined treatment, three are in a critical condition while the remaining three have been described as "stable". They are currently being treated at UF Health Shands Hospital and North Florida Regional Medical Center. It has been confirmed that band members are among the injured, and police are currently investigating.
More information on the event is available here, as the investigation continues: http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170714/truck-slams-into-adrenaline-mobs-rv-on-i-75
An Instagram post by Disturbed bassist John Moyer has suggested ...more
American electro-pop band PVRIS have dropped a 3rd single from their hotly anticipated new album, entitled "All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell". The song, "Half", has been played recently at their live shows, garnering much attention from fans. You can stream the song here:
Danish progressive metal band Anubis Gate recently unveiled the track list and artwork for their 7th album titled 'Covered in Black', with an official release date of September 1st this year. Detailing the record, the band has stated:
"Dealing with, and dedicated to, people in dark places, this album has a darker and more complex edge to it... Ranging from classical chamber music, seventies prog and extending to thrash, with very eastern influences popping up, this is an album that is best heard as one piece, even if the individual tracks can stand on their own."
The band also plan to release a teaser and music video for the album's first single in the coming months.
New Orleans-based alternative rock group Mutemath have announced the release date of their upcoming fifth studio album, Play Dead. The album will be released September 8th and is available for pre-order: www.mutemath.lnk.to/playdead
The album's second single, Stroll On, was released on July 12th and can be streamed here: