Progressive metal band Intervals have parted ways with vocalist Mike Semesky. Semesky, after having debuted on the band's first full length record A Voice Within after their earlier
instrumental EP releases, has reportedly left on amicable terms. The band will be holding an audition process to find a new front man.
Below is the link to the band's Facebook page to view both the entire statement and details about the audition process if you happen to be interested in trying out:
Indo-Pak jazz rock/fusion group the Mekaal Hasan Band has announced that the band's first live DVD
is ready. There's no information regarding a release date yet however, though the band has shared
two tracks that will be present on the release.
The group's latest album Andholan was released in September of this year.
Indie folk band The Decemberists have released an official music video for their new single 'Make You Better'. The song is taken from their upcoming album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. The album is scheduled for release on January 20.
The video features the band performing their song and being awkwardly interviewed in a fictional 70s TV show, hosted by actor Nick Offerman.
Additionally, the band has recently made available tickets for the first North American leg oftheir upcoming tour. You can buy tickets as well as pre-order What a Beautiful World, What a Terrible World here: http://www.decemberists.com/
And stream the official video of 'Make You Better' here:
Midwest emo icon Mike Kinsella is streaming his new Owen album Other People's Songs in full ahead of its release on 12/2 through Polyvinyl Records. The LP features covers of artists such as Against Me! and The Smoking Popes.
You can stream the album here, via the A.V. Club:
System of a Down have announced a European "Wake Up the Souls" Tour in 2015, including their first ever performance in Armenia (a free show in Republic Square), to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, committed in 1915 by the Ottoman Empire.
The group, who all have Armenian parents (Shavo Odadjian himself was born in the capital Yerevan), have retained strong ties to the country of their ancestors and have long campaigned to raise awareness of the massacre, which is still overlooked in Turkey to this day.
More information on the tour can be found here: http://www.nme.com/news/system-of-a-down/81317
History of the Armenian Genocide from the Armenian National Institute: http://www.armenian-genocide.org/genocide.html
British drone/doom metal band 11Paranoias are now streaming their 2nd LP, Stealing Fire From Heaven, viaon their record label(Ritual Production)'s official Bandcamp page:
Stealing Fire From Heaven was released on November 24th, 2014
The NFL announced Katy Perry as the headliner to this season's Super Bowl halftime show, making her the first Warped Tour alum to capture such a prestigious honor. The Super Bowl is the football thing that the Detroit Lions haven't won since 1957 (and aren't likely to win ever again if they keep playing like they did yesterday).
The show will be brought to you by Pepsi and will broadcast live from beautiful Glendale, Arizona on February 1, 2015.
The New York post hardcore band Brand New, best known for their album The Devil and God
Are Raging Inside Me, have recently announced that they are now in the studio to record their fifth, currently untitled LP, which will follow up their 2009 release Daisy.
Their official website, Fight Off Your Demons, has been updated to a still image of the band's lead singer Jesse Lacey on a stage and the words "Brand New is in the studio" along with "Procrastinate! Pogolith! Earth! Sound Alliance 2015" below it.
Rumors and speculation regarding the band's fifth studio album have gone back as far as
the beginning of 2014. Though little information surrounding it was known until music blog
Property of Zack announced the group was in the studio recording in the month of May and
then later when members of the band began posting photos of them recording on their
personal Instagram account.
Baring Teeth - the technical death metal band from Dallas - have decided to stream their upcoming album Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins on SoundCloud via Revolver Magazine.
Vocalist/guitarist Andrew Hawkins said of the new album:
"This album was a really difficult one to make. We pushed ourselves as songwriters and as musicians, but I think the extra focus we placed on crafting a complete, focused album really paid off. Every song plays into the larger whole while still being brutal and catchy, and we wrote much more concertedly this time around. Our goal was to make an album that pushes the extremes of Atrophy as far as possible, and we're really happy with the result".
The album will be released on the 25th of November in both a digital format as well as on CD, however there is no news on a vinyl release yet, although the band have indicated that they are working towards such a goal.
Alternative rockers There For Tomorrow have officially called it quits as a band. The news follows hot on the heels of the band's recently-released EP Nightscapes, which was released in late October. They will be performing 2 more shows in December in their hometown as a farewell to their fans.
Since forming in 2003, the band has released 3 albums and 4 EPs over the course of their
You can read the full statement from the band here:
Dear TFT Fans, Friends & Family,
It's been no mystery that we've made a conscious effort to take time off from traveling
since the end of 2012. It was essential for us to come home & take time to find ourselves
as individuals. When this all started, we set out on a mission as mere kids. We reached a
point at the end of 2012 where we found ourselves feeling a bit trapped creatively,
pigeon-holed & painted into a corner that we never anticipated ...more
Moorpark, CA Sludge metal band Black Sheep Wall have released a new song, entitled 'White Pig'.
The song is taken from their upcoming LP I'm Going To Kill Myself which is due out January 27th via Season Of Mist. It is their first album with vocal duties by bass player Brandon Gillichbauer since the band parted ways with Trae Mallone. Malone has been removed from the band 3 times now in the band's history.
You can check the new song out here:
Progressive metalers Periphery have premiered a song from their upcoming Juggernaut
double album entitled 'The Scourge'. The track will appear on Juggernaut: Alpha, which is
set to be released along with Juggernaut: Omega on January 27th, 2015 in the U.S.
Japanese rock band DIR EN GREY have released a new song, entitled 'Kukoku no Kyouon'. The song is taken from the band's upcoming 9th full-length album Arche, which is due out on December 10th.
Listen to the new song below:
You can also check out a teaser for the upcoming album here:
Arche album tracklist:
1. Un Deux
5. Cause of Fickleness
8. Chain Repulsion
12. Behind a Vacant Image
13. Sustain the Untruth
14. Kukoku no Kyouon
15. The Inferno
16. Revelation of Mankind
You can visit the website for the new album here: