Nine Inch Nails live keyboard player and former ModWheelMood member, Alessandro Cortini has dropped a new song, called 'Thanks For Calling'. This is the first new material in three years, and so far, no further news regarding a new full length have been revealed.
In a surprise announcement, Swedish death-metallers Bloodbath have named Nick Holmes as their new vocalist. Holmes is best known for his work with Paradise Lost, the classic death/doom metal outfit out of England.
Adding that they didn't want to go in the direction of a Fathomless Mastery - Part II, Jonas Renske has gone on to say that the band's next release, Grand Morbid Funeral would be leaning more towards the direction of "raw, organic, sludgy death metal".
Grand Morbid Funeral is set to be released on November 17th 2014.
Russian/Ukrainian folk, doom, post-rock band Kauan are premiering the closing track to their upcoming sixth album Muistumia, a crowd-funded collection of re-recorded tracks from their raw and early days as teenagers in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
The song, 'Orkidea', is a newly recorded and re-arranged version of the closing track to the band's 2008 sophomore effort Tietäjän Laulu.
The band is most notable for being one of the only non-Finnish entities to sing almost exclusively in the very difficult and obscure language of Finnish. The album's title Muistumia translates to "Reminiscences" and features six re-recorded tracks and one brand new song. The vinyl release also features two bonus tracks.
It will be available for pre-order on September 17th, 2014 via Finnish label Blood Music and will be released on November 4th, 2014.
Newsletter The Daily Times recently undertook an interview with Helmet front man Page Hamilton. During the interview, Hamilton mentioned that Helmet are now working on their currently untitled eighth record and and hopes for a 2015 release.
In the interview, he mentioned that "[they've] got 70-something songs". This will be the first Helmet record since 2011's Seeing Eye Dog.
The full interview can be read here:
Fuck The Facts have released a new song intitled "L'impasse" which will be featured on their
upcoming 3 song EP, "Abandoned". The EP is set to be released on October 1st and can be pre-
ordered digitally or as a limited edition cassette (edition of 100).
Listen to the new song and pre-order the EP digitally:
Australian progressive rock band Sleep Parade have announced on their Facebook page that they are splitting
up. Lead singer and guitarist Leigh Davies wrote this statement:
"It's been quite a while since we last touched base with you all. We have all been busy focusing on other
musical endeavours and bits and pieces.
Sleep Parade have unfortunately decided to call it a day. We have all had a blast along the journey for the last 10
years and played with heaps of great bands who we'd again like to thank for their support and fun times over the
There has been no word on what brought the band to this decision, nor what sort of other "musical endeavours"
each band member has embarked on.
The band's legacy includes two full-length LPs, 'Things Can Always Change' and 'Inside/Out', as well as two
EPs, 'You Are Here' and 'Mr. Identity'.
Sputnik user OwmySnauze has started a crowd funding campaign to help raise money for the on-hiatus intergalactic space djam band Substructure in hopes of getting the band back together again and finish their uncompleted untitled full-length album.
Jacksonville's Pop/Punk band Yellowcard have released a new music video of their latest single, entitled "Transmission Home".
The release of their ninth musical effort can be expected to be on October 7th via their new label Razor & Tie.
Electronic metal multi-instrumentalist Scott Albert, also known as Celldweller, has dropped two new tracks of the first chapter from his upcoming album, entitled End of an Empire.
The chapter is called Time and it will be released tomorrow (Sept. 16) on FiXT Music.
Watch 'End of an Empire' here:
Check the exclusive song premier of 'Lost In Time' here:
Chris Cheney of The Living End is forming a supergroup with Duff McKagan, Mike Peters, Fred Armisen, Captain Sensible and Slim Jim Phantom.
Labelled Dead Men Walking, they've already set gigs in LA at the Troubadour
and The Viper Room. It's as of yet unknown what material the band will be playing, although they are currently boasting the tagline "proof punk stood the test of time".
Visit their website here:
Philadelphia-based quartet Ladder Devils have announced the release of their sophomore album, Clean Hands, on November 4th via Brutal Panda Records.
The first released track is called "The Combine" and can be streamed here:
Recently, Kanye West played a show in Sydney, Australia, and urged everyone to get up on their feet for one of his songs. Unfortunately, there happened to be a group of disabled people in the audience; thus, West refused to start one of his songs until they too, stood to their feet.
"I can’t do this song, I can’t do this show until everybody stand up. This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do a song, it’s unbelievable".
In the midst of frustration, West eventually gave a pass to those who had a "handicap pass and get special parking and s**t". West continued to wait until one of the disabled audience members waved a prosthetic limb signaling that they could not stand for West's performance.
Read more here:
Somerset, England's progressive rock band The Pineapple Thief have made their new album Magnolia available for streaming before its release on Monday.
The album is their 10th, coming two years after 2012's All The Wars and marking their fourth album on the Kscope label.
Frontman Bruce Soord says of the album on their Facebook page: "I know we've been leaking the odd teaser and streamed the single edit of the opening track but believe me, Magnolia is an album and it needs to be listened to as such. It’s powerful but also delicate. Like all TPT albums (some more than others) it will reveal itself a little more on each listen".
Stream the album on Classic Rock's website here:
Coming off releasing her sophomore album My Everything, pop star Ariana Grande has announced to the delight of
fans of her second upcoming North American headlining tour, dubbed the Honeymoon Tour. This tour will consist of
25 dates across both the United States and Canada, with the majority of the tour in the US and two dates up north.
Grande worked a tour dubbed "The Listening Sessions" in 2013 promoting her debut album to a set of intimate
venues across the US, which is why this is considered her second tour,
The tour begins February 25th, 2015 in Independence, Missouri and ends April 16th, 2015 in Vancouver, British
Columbia. Tickets go on an exclusive pre-sale to Ariana Grande fan club members on September 15th, with the
general public getting it on September 20th. Even better, is that VIP Nation which is affiliated with Live Nation that is
working on this tour is offering exclusive ticket/Meet & ...more
American death metal band Brutality are currently crowdfunding for their upcoming album on their newly
founded label, Ceremonial Records. This album will be the band's first new material since last year's Ruins of
Sydney metalcore band Northlane have announced the departure of vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes on their Facebook
"It is with regret that we announce that Adrian Fitipaldes has decided to leave Northlane and will no longer be
our vocalist moving forward. Adrian has been a part of Northlane since our inception, but has chosen not to
continue on with the band.
Unfortunately, Adrian had found the wear and tear of Northlane and our schedule to be too stressful towards his
health, both physically and mentally. What we do is not easy, it takes huge amounts of hard work and dedication,
and we respect Adrian for doing what was right for him personally."
They continue to say that the rest of them will move forward with their upcoming tour dates with a fill-in while
searching for a new permanent vocalist.
To read the band's full statement and find out details for your own vocal ...more
Kenn Nardi has announced the release date for his first solo album, Dancing With the Past. It will be available digitally on November 4, 2014 and in disc form on January 13, 2015 through Divebomb Records. Facebook Post:
I am excited to finally announce an official release date for my first solo album DANCING WITH THE PAST. Physical copies of the album, a 2-CD digipak with front cover art by Eliran Kantor (not the photo posted here) and a beautiful full-color 32-page lyric booklet featuring the photography of Anders
Claus Nielsen, will be available through Divebomb Records and their distributors on 1/13/2015.
I will also be pre-releasing a very limited number of copies on 11/4/2014 (autographed w/poster) for those of you who just can't wait until January.
Digital copies of the full album will also be available for download at that time through CDBaby and their partners including iTunes and most other usual outlets.
The Dead Milkmen have announced their new album “Pretty Music For Pretty People” will drop on October 7th of this year. It is their first new album since 2011's The King in Yellow. The band have also released a new video from the album. The track shares the same name with the album.