Californian indie pop band Cannons have released the first single from their upcoming debut full length album. The song, titled "High Off Love," is available for steaming and purchase on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. The album does not currently have a name or release date, but the band has been in the studio since early September. Links to the song can be found below.
Legendary post-hardcore band At The Drive-In have released a new song off their upcoming record. So far we only know the new album is produced by ODL/Rich Costey and that it will be released via Rise Records.
West coast rapper Tyruss Himes, better known as his moniker Big Syke, was found dead in his California home late Monday night. An autopsy has yet to be performed but no foul play was suspected. He was 48.
Himes was a frequent collaborator and longtime friend of Tupac Shakur being a member in his groups Outlawz and Thug Life. He was featured on some of his most popular songs such as "All Eyez on Me", "Picture Me Rollin'" and "How Long Will They Mourn Me?".
After reuniting in 2015 for a tour, American rock band Acceptance are making their official return with their new single "Diagram of a Simple Man", which is available through digital retailers now. Their first album in 12 years, Colliding By Design, will be released on February 24, 2017 via Rise Records.
The 2017 Grammy Nominees have been officially announced, with Beyonce currently leading with 9 nominations, closely followed by Kanye West, Rhianna, and Drake (each with 8 nominations). Other artists with several nominations include Twenty-One Pilots, David Bowie, and Adele. Nominees in the metal/rock/alternative categories include Radiohead, Gojira, Metallica, Megadeth, Disturbed, and Periphery.
You can see the full list of nominees here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7597556/grammys-nominees-complete-list-2017
Winter metal masters Wolfheart has released a new single, Boneyard, from their upcoming new release ''Tyhjyys'' (Emptiness). Boneyard is an example of the ''new colder, faster and darker Wolfheart''. The new album will drop on March 3rd 2017 on Spinefarm Records.
Thaiboy Digital and Bladee are together again on a new track from their upcoming project AvP. The song is called "Still in Search of Sunshine" and its produced by Whitearmor. The video was made by ECCO2k and Bladee. AvP is due out December 9th.
Classic, forgotten, Finnish doom/death band Scum is streaming their long-lost third album - Garden of Shadows - via Invisible Oranges, alongside a long text about the recording of the album, as well as a track-by-track breakdown.
Reminsicent of early Amorphis, Anathema, Paradise Lost, Tiamat; Garden of Shadows was recorded in 1996 and sent in to their label (Black Mark Production, run by Quorthon (Bathory)) to release, from which the band never heard again. The album was stuffed in a drawer, never to be heard again. Scum was convinced many years later to send the album to the Finnish label Blood Music, who set release with them in 2016, on the 20th anniversary of never being heard.
You can stream the album below and find it via Name Your Own Price on Bandcamp:
In solidarity with protesters in Standing Rock, North Dakota, Sacred Bones Records has announced that their entire back catalogue will be available as a name-your-price download through 4 December. With a diverse cast of artists, including Jenny Hval, The Men, and David Lynch, their entire roster is available to download at whatever price here: sacredbonesrecords.bandcamp.com/
All proceeds made during this time will be donated to the Standing Rock Water Protectors.
British pop-punk group As It Is have released a third single from their upcoming sophomore album, Okay.. The song is called "No Way Out" and can be streamed via Fearless Records' Youtube channel. Okay. is set for release on January 20th, 2017. Check out "No Way Out" below:
On February 17, Tim Bowness will release his 4th solo studio album, Lost in the Ghost Light. Mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson, it will be a conceptual record that details the onstage and backstage life of a fictional classic rock in the twilight of his career, addressing several subjects such as "how the era of streaming and ageing audiences affects creativity, how a life devoted to music impacts on real / family life, and how idealistic beginnings can become compromised by complacency and the fear of being replaced by younger, more vital artists."
Tim elaborates: “It all started with me seeing a sixty something jogger in an expensive tracksuit rifling through the vegetable racks at my local Co-Op. His intense glare combined with his thinning long grey hair and Mick Fleetwood beard left me wondering which veteran Rock band he’d once played with. This got me thinking about the moment when music first came into this person’s life and whether it still inf ...more
The Portland-based indie rock band Portugal. The Man has released a video for their new single "Noise Pollution". The song features guest vocals from Zoe Manville & Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and is the first new single the band has released since their 2013 album "Evil Friends". According to the band's website, the song will become available for purchase and streaming on December 2nd.
Rap group Run the Jewels announced via email this morning the release date of their latest project, Run the Jewels 3. The third free-to-download album from the duo features fifteen new tracks and will be self-released online on January 13 with a physical release slated for the 20th. The record looks rife with collaborators, including Jazz musician Kamasi Washington and rapper Danny Brown. Check out their previously released single "Talk to Me" and the tracklist below:
Stream "Legend Has It" here:
01 Down [ft. Joi Gilliam]
02 Talk to Me
03 Legend Has It
04 Call Ticketron
05 Hey Kids (Bumaye) [ft. Danny Brown]
06 Stay Gold
07 Don’t Get Captured
08 Thiev ...more
Experimental artist Volcanic Queen has uploaded three new tracks via Soundcloud from three different upcoming releases. All set to be released in 2017. You can stream the tracks and find details regarding each release including label distribution in the links below:
"To Confide In Each Other (Engraved Flowers On Headstones)"
"Temples Built Into Broken Promises"
"Slave Of The Mind"
Ukrainian alternative metal band released their third much anticipated album called 'Sounds Like Murder'. Record consists of 13 songs that see band expanding their sound even further, with a lot of help from guest musicians and their own brave experiments. Ukrainians cited Deftones, Faith No More and The Dillinger Escape Plan as their main source of inspiration. Also, this album is a concept one that continues the story of the debut record 'The Lover'.
'Sounds Like Murder' is available for streaming at Bandcamp: septa.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-like-murder
The post-hardcore band Chiodos have finally disbanded after struggling to keep members around. At the same time, Craig Owens has announced his new band badXchannels.
In an interview with Billboard, vocalist Craig Owens stated in regards to Chiodos that, "It's done, it just couldn't stay afloat. There were just kind of, not necessarily bad vibes, but we came to the realization that we can't do it full-time. I think it just stopped becoming a passion for most of us so we said, 'Alright, let's stop."