Friday, April 18th
Alternative rock band Red have released a 30 second preview of their upcoming new track,
'Run And Escape', The track is taken from their upcoming remix album, Release The Panic:
You can listen to the preview on the band's facebook page:
At the beginning of April Dean Blunt and a group of musicians - including three saxophonists (Bradley Miller, Asger Hartvig, Shabaka Hutchins), two guitarists (Blunt, Joanna Robertson), a bass player (Emil Elg), a vocalist (Liquid Thompson), and three pianists (Blunt, Robertson, Elg) - came together in London's Cafe Oto for a show they called "Free Jazz". At just under an hour the octet trespassed through a simultaneously elusive and ghastly set of unhinged improvised Jazz. The performance has since been uploaded to Blunt's soundcloud page and can be heard below.
Thursday, April 17th
Progressive rock legends Uriah Heep are going to release their 24th studio album, entitled Outsider, in June 2014. This will be the first Heep album to feature Davey Rimmer as bassist of the band, as Trevor Bolder, Heep's previous bassist, who played with David Bowie and Wishbone Ash throughout his career, died in 2011.
Swedish metal band Katatonia have lost their drummer Daniel Liljekvist, who has chosen to
leave the band due to personal reasons concerning the commitment required to be a member of the band.
Dear friends and fans,
I’ve been thinking about this for the last couple of months and I’ve come to the sad
conclusion that i have to leave the band. It’s got nothing to do with ’difference in views
´ or any other bullshit. I just cannot combine job, family and commit 100% to Katatonia.
Times for musicians are rough and i’ve decided to concentrate on my family and get a
normal job that gets the bills payed.
I’ve had some of the best moments in my life the past 14 odd years together with my
favorite people in the world. I’ve been all over the planet with this lot…my second
family. Thank you!
I’m gonna miss playing with you and I’ ...more
Mastodon have released the first song from their upcoming sixth studio album, Once More
Round The Sun, entitled 'High Road'.
Head on over here to check it out:
Belarusian progressive death metal band Serdce are streaming two new songs, 'Quasar' and
'Newborn' via the No Clean Singing blog. The songs are track 8 and track 9, respectively on
their upcoming album Timelessness, which has been 5 years in-the-making and is due
for pre-order on April 23rd and release on June 17th through the Finnish label Blood Music.
Listen to the new songs here:
Black Tongue have released a music video for new song 'Coma'. The song will be featured on the band's upcoming EP, entitled Born Hanged, which is due out on May 8th.
Watch the music video below:
Swedish band Mats/Morgan are streaming a new song, 'Rubber Sky', via both Soundcloud and Bandcamp. The song will be featured on their upcoming studio album, entitled Schack
Tati, which is due out on May 27th through the label Cuneiform Records.
Listen to the new song here:
Stream the new song/pre-order Schack Tati:
Swedish death/thrash metal band Carnal Forge are streaming two new songs at Blabbermouth.
The new songs are titled 'Bleed For Me' and 'Chemical Disincorporation' and can be streamed
at the following location:
Both songs will be released in physical form on the EP When All Else Fails, on April
30 via Candlelight Records.
Dutch/Mexican symphonic/progressive metal band Stream Of Passion have posted a new video to
their official YouTube channel for the song 'A War Of Our Own", which is the title track of
the band's upcoming album, due for release on April 18 through the band itself.
You can stream the video here:
In promoting A War Of Our Own, the band has previously posted a lyric video for the
song 'The Curse', which you can see here:
French atmospheric black metal band Paramnesia have begun streaming their debut full-length self-titled record through their bandcamp page.
The two-track, forty minute album can currently be streamed and downloaded for free, and is
available for purchase through Les Acteurs De L'Ombre Productions on both CD and LP formats.
SputnikMusic collective Molecular Corporation recently released its debut album, "Ambient
Sputnik and the Dancing Government", available via Bandcamp.
"Ambient Sputnik", the second release under the Molecular Corporation name, is to be the
first in many feature-length projects to come in the future.
Molecular Corporation hopes you enjoy this release. Thank you.
Wednesday, April 16th
David J, former bassist of seminal English band Bauhaus, has posted a music video for his gloomy rendition of Britney Spear's Toxic. The video features and makes great use of a mostly nude, bodypainted Sasha Grey. Additionally, David J wears a fedora and it doesn't even matter.The song is featured on David J's newest album "An Eclipse of Ships" which can be heard in its entirety on bandcamp.
Hardcore veterans Converge have released a music video for the title track off of their
latest record, All We Love We Leave Behind.
In addition to the video, the band have put up a t-shirt for pre-order based on the video,
with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem,
English groove metal outfit Extreme O.D. are streaming their new EP Contaminate at Terrorizer through Bandcamp.
The EP was released on December 10, 2013 through the band itself.
You can stream the EP right here: http://www.terrorizer.com/news/streams/stream-extreme-o-d-s-new-ep-contaminate-with-terrorizer/
Florida-based sludge metal band Floor are streaming their new album Oblation at Terrorizer through iTunes.
The album will be officially released on April 25 through Season of Mist Records.
You can stream the album here: http://www.terrorizer.com/news/streams/stream-floors-new-album-oblation-exclusively-terrorizer/
Alestorm have revealed the tracklist, cover and release date for their upcoming album, set
for release on August 1st.
The new album, titled Sunset on the Golden Age, will feature 10 new tracks:
1 - Walk the Plank
2 - Drink
3 - Magnetic North
4 - 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
5 - Mead from Hell
6 - Surf Squid Warfare
7 - Quest for Ships
8 - Wooden Leg!
9 - Hangover
10 - Sunset on the Golden Age
For more info and a peek at the album's cover visit:
Vader have released the track "Where Angels Weep" on Youtube, from their upcoming EP "Go To Hell", and also their album "Tibi et Igni" which will be released later this year on May 30th.
Experimental 'Solar Mass Collective' artists Hyacinth and Volcanic Queen have just released
a new split EP together.
You can stream/download the new release here: volcanicqueen.bandcamp.com/album/split
British supergroup Krokodil, comprised of current and former members of Gallows, Sikth, Hexes and Cry For Silence (among others), have released their first studio recording for the song "Shatter", which will feature on a limited edition 7" vinyl for Record Store Day on April 19. A full album is expected later this year.
More details: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/2014-04-16/stream-first-ever-krokodil-track-shatter
Michigan pop punkers The Swellers have released a compilation of unreleased tracks on April
15, 2014, without any notice beforehand.
You can stream and purchase the comp, imaginatively titled B-Sides & Rarities, here:
Symphonic death metal band Septicflesh have released their 1st single off their upcoming album "Titan" which is due June 24th.
The song "Order of Dracul" can be heard below:
Tuesday, April 15th
American black metal/hardcore band Black Monolith recently released its debut full-length record, Passenger, for streaming via Stereogum and Bandcamp.
The one-man act is headed by former Deafheaven touring guitarist Gary Bettencourt and is the project's first release since its debut demo in 2011.
According to Stereogum, Passenger is also set to be "the inaugural release on All Black Recording Company, the new label launched by Deafheaven frontman George Clarke."
The album can currently be preordered from the new record company. Links provided below.
Dark metal masters Agalloch of Portland, Ore. will tour their native soil this summer. The band posted tour dates on their official Facebook page and stated "We are pleased to announce the confirmed first leg of our “Serpens In Culmination” US tour this summer. There is one date that is yet to be manifested but we will announce that as soon as it is confirmed. We are also working on a West coast... run."
So far, Obsidian Tongue, Blood and Sun, Vex, Blackrune, Jex Thoth and Musk Ox are scheduled to support the tour.
6.18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock (w/Obsidian Tongue, Blood and Sun)
6.19 - Madison, WI @ High Noon (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.20 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.21 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballrom (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.22 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.23 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree (w/Vex)
6.24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (w/Vex)
6.25 - ...more
The Black Keys have released the self-titled song of their upcoming album Turn Blue,
due to be released on May 13th.
You can listen the song here:
In commemoration of rock/country artist Jason Molina who passed away last year at the age of 39, a tribute album will be released on April 22 through the non-profit label Rock The Cause. The album will be streaming at NPR until its release date.
The album is titled Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina and features the follow artists:
Squares, Memorial Electric Co, My Morning Jacket, Enemy Planes, Murder By Death, Sarah Jaffe, Jonah Tolchin, Ben Lubeck Of Farewell Milwaukee: "Leave This City, The Black Swans, Bro Stephen, Cory Branan, Gabriel Douglas, Fathom Lane: "I've Been Riding With The Ghost"
Memorial Electric Co, Matt Bauer And Heather McEntire, Will Johnson And Briton Biesenherz, Jim And Jennie & The Pinetops, Water Liars, Catherine Irwin, Nathan Salsburg & Joan Shelley, Wooden Wand, Luke Redfield, Viking Moses, Bottomless Pit, Communist Daughter, Jonny James And The Hall ...more
Maryland stoner/doom metal outfit Spirit Caravan have recently reunited to headline the
Desertfest 2014 festivities in Berlin (April 24-26) and London. Other confirmed outfits for
the festivities are Gozu, Elder, Black Rainbows, Causa Sui, Prisma Circus, Huata and
The current Spirit Caravan line up consists of guitarist/vocalist Scott Weinrich, bassist
Dave Sherman and drummer Gary Isom.
English symphonic metal outfit Reign Of Sirius are streaming their sophomore album Mirror
Figures over at their official Bandcamp page. The album was self released on April 12
You can stream the album here: http://reignofsirius.bandcamp.com/album/mirror-figures
The Amity Affliction have released a music video for their new song 'Pittsburgh', which is taken from their upcoming LP, Let The Ocean Take Me. The album is due for release
this coming june on Roadrunner Records.
You can view the song here:
Croatian noise/psychedelic rock band, Seven That Spells will release their second part of The Death And Resurrection Of Krautrock on June 30. IO will contain five tracks, three of which have already seen the light of day on Bandcamp or Youtube.
Listen to 'Burning Blood' here: http://seventhatspells.bandcamp.com/album/the-death-and-resurrection-of-krautrock-io
Watch 'IN II' and 'IO' below: