Microsoft/343 Industries has announced that Misha Mansoor (Periphery/Bulb/Animals As Leaders) has contributed two new tracks for the remastered Halo 2 Anniversary, which is part of the Halo Master Chief Collection. These tracks will take the place of Breaking Benjamin's and Incubus' original contributions.
Along with Mansoor, original contributor to the Halo 2 soundtrack, Steve Vai has also contributed to a rerecording of the Halo 2 theme. Vai recorded his tracks along with full orchestral accompaniment at Skywalker Sound.
These tracks, as well as a full rerecording of the entire Marty O'Donnell/Michael Salvatori score, will be released in physical and digital formats on the day of the game's release, November 11th 2014. A two disc cd and a limited edition vinyl edition are currently planned.
A clip of both artist's contributions can be heard here (skip to 25:13):
Glenn Cornick, founding member and bass player for Jethro Tull during the group's early years, passed away on August 29th due to heart failure. Cornick contributed to Tull's first three albums, This Was, Stand Up and Benefit. He was 67 years old.
Band leader Ian Anderson released the following statement on the band's website:
"It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Glenn Cornick, bass player with Jethro Tull from the band’s inception 1968 until 1970. Of course, he had also played with the John Evan Band for the year during 1967 and so his contribution to the geographical transition from Blackpool to London and into the professional music scene was considerable.
Glenn was a man of great bonhomie and ready to befriend anyone – especially fellow musicians. Always cheerful, he brought to the early stage performances of Tull a lively bravado both as a personality and a musician.
After their stunning and unexpected win at the 2014 MTV VMAs, girl-group Fifth Harmony has finally revealed the important details regarding their long-awaited debut LP, which has been dubbed Reflection.
Reflection will feature both a standard and deluxe edition: with 11 on the standard and an additional 3 bonus tracks on the deluxe. There are talks of a Target-exclusive edition for the deluxe featuring even more additional material, but as of now that has not been confirmed. Fifth Harmony's debut EP, Better Together, featured an Target-exclusive track titled "One Wish" which is why talk of additional material is being discussed. With the help of social media a la Twitter and Facebook, Fifth Harmony revealed their album-art for the debut LP which was "unlocked" through shares on social media. In another stunning and unusual move, the girls decided to scrap their original album-art and shared an entirely new cover on August 22nd that will be the offici ...more
The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die announce their new EP titled
"Between Bodies" with Chris Zizzamia on Broken World Media and Black Lake Records. It is set
to release on October 7th.
The tracklisting is:
1. "blank#8 / Precipice"
2. "Space Exploration to Solve Earthly Crises"
3. "If and When I Die"
6. "Shoppers Beef"
7. "$100 Tip"
For more information check their tumblr page: http://theworldisa.tumblr.com/
The new album from Australian Black 'n' Death 'n' Grind 'n' Rollers Earth Rot entitled "Follow The Black Smoke" is now available for stream and purchase via their bandcamp.
Earth Rot's first album and second release as a band since their debut EP 'dirt' in February 2014. released 29 August 2014
Stream the album here:
Requiem (formerly Requiem for the Dead) have posted the tracklist and title track to their upcoming album, The Unexplainable Truth. This is the first track released since their signing with Cleopatra Records, and the album is slated for an October 28th release.
The tracklist is:
#1 Intro- Gather Round the Spoken Pile"
#2 Say Hello to the Devil for me
#3 Where the hell did all the romance go?
#4 The Unexplainable Truth
#5 Sticks & Stones & Her Lovely Bones
#7 The Broken
#8 Goodbye Beautiful
#9 Tall Tales of a Vermicious Knid
#10 The Crown
#11 Now or Never Days
#12 Empty Beds in Hospital Rooms
#13 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
#14 The Big Shakedown
You can listen to the track at the link below
Florida-based deathcore/dubstep Exotype have released the first single from their upcoming, self-titled debut album (due out October 7th via Rise Records). The new song is titled "Wide Awake" and features Chad Ruhlig of For the Fallen Dreams.