It has been revealed (via Consequence of Sound) that Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly will finally receive the vinyl treatment this fall. The double LP, to be released on October 2 via Top Dawg Entertainment, can be pre-ordered at either Fat Beats or Bull Moose.
Rapcore group Stray From the Path have released a new song from their upcoming album "Subliminal Criminals", out later this year via Sumerian Records. The song, 'D.I.E.P.I.G.' is available for streaming via AltPress and focusses on the culture of musicians using their fame to sexually abuse young girls, in particular musicians such as disgraced former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins and solo singer Front Porch Step.
A stream of the track and more information about the band's motivation for the track can be found here:
Disturbed has now officially released another single, the title track, from their upcoming album Immortalized. The album, the band's first since ending their hiatus, is scheduled for release on August 21th.
French djentband Uneven Structure has dropped a new song called 'Funambule'. It's fro their upcoming album called 'La Partition', which will be released via Basick Records later this year.
Guitarist Igor Omodei commented on the new album:
"We started working on La Partition around mid 2012. Back then we had no clear idea about the sound we were aiming for, we only knew we’d like something organic sounding and managing to keep its momentum through the whole album more than in Februus.
“There are very slow noisy and heavy tracks — almost sludge-like — and much faster, hectic ones. Some are very intimate. It’s all a matter of having dynamics and keeping things unexpected. You get these moments where something happens, and then the track just takes your hand and pulls you in another direction."
'Call to Destruction' is the first single off of Nile's upcoming What Should Not Be Unearthed. The notorious death metal giants will see their latest creation hitting the stores on August 28.
'Call to Destruction' is streaming on YouTube through Nuclear Blast's channel. Listen to the single below.
Pre-order What Should Not Be Unearthed: www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/band/shop/71047.nile.html
Slipknot had to halt their Hartford, CT show for 20 minutes last night as bassist Alessandro "Vman" Venturella fell ill early into the band's set and had to be rushed to the hospital. The band have not yet disclosed what is wrong with Venturella but, after some modification, continued the rest of the set without any bass.
More information can be found here, and updates will be posted as they arrive: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slipknot-bassist-rushed-to-hospital-during-hartford-concert-band-completes-set-as-eight-piece/
Corey Taylor's addressing of the crowd during the incident can be seen below:
UPDATE 22:00 BST: Slipknot have released a statement on the situation, explaining that Venturella was suffering from severe dehydration during the show.
Full statement can be read here: http://www.kerrang.com ...more
Stratovarius released the lyric video of "Shine in the Dark", a song included in their upcoming release Eternal due for release on 11th of September through earMusic.
Eternal will be the 15th studio album of the Finnish power metal act and will be the follow-up album of Nemesis released in 2013. The tracklist of Eternal is as follows:
1. My Eternal Dream
2. Shine In The Dark
3. Rise Above It
4. Lost Without a Trace
5. Feeding The Fire
6. In My Line of Work
7. Man In The Mirror
8. Few Are Those
9. Fire In Your Eyes
10. Lost Saga
You can view the video of "Shine In The Dark" on the following link:
Chicago-based hard rock band Disturbed have released a new song from their upcoming album, Immortalized, which is due out August 21st. Pre-ordering the album on iTunes will net you an instant download of the song, 'Fire It Up'.
Alternatively, you can listen to the new song here:
Pop-punk group The Wonder Years have released a second single from their highly anticipated 5th album, No Closer to Heaven. The music video for the song, entitled 'Cigarettes & Saints', can be viewed via Youtube here:
No Closer to Heaven is set for release on September 4th through Hopeless Records.
American metalcore band Trivium have now officially announced their newest album, entitled Silence in the Snow, as well as unveiling a new video of the record's title track. The album is being produced by Michael Baskette, who is known for producing albums with Slash and Alter Bridge.
According to lead singer Matt Heafy, the album represents a drastic change in sound, featuring much more singing compared to their previous albums.
This is also marks the bands first album with new drummer Mat Madiro, replacing Nick Augusto who left the band in 2014.
The album is set to be released on October 2nd via Roadrunner Records.
Sugary Sweet Machines, a two-person experimental outfit based in the US, have announced the release of their newest LP, entitled Deformity Disco. The band's third LP and first release of 2015, Deformity Disco will be Sugary Sweet Machines' most unique offering yet, with less post-rock and ambient influences and more of a focus on funky, noisy industrialism.
Deformity Disco will be available for name-your-price streaming/download via bandcamp on August 1, 2015. A link to their bandcamp and a music video for the track "Television Programs," which will be the second song on the album, are posted below.
Deafheaven have announced their new album, New Bermuda, to be released on October 2nd via Antihero Records. This will be the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2013 effort, Sunbather. The new LP will not include their most recent single, 'From The Kettle To The Coil'.
More info, including the tracklist and artwork, can be viewed here:
Their record label also released a one-minute teaser for the album, which can be viewed below:
Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have uploaded a 27-second trailer from their upcoming album on their official YouTube channel.
The band's 16th studio effort is due to be released on September 4. The Book of Souls is Maiden's first double LP and the first one since Powerslave that includes two songs written exclusively by vocalist Bruce Dickinson.
Russian/Ukrainian post rock/doom outfit Kauan have premiered a music video/lyrics video for their upcoming 7th album, Sorni Nai.
The album is a single, 52-minute-long track, ruminating on the infamous Djatlov Pass Incident - a case where 9 hikers mysteriously perished in the frost-laden Ural Mountains, and the case was shut by Soviet investigators before any explanation could be offered, leading some to believe extraterrestrial forces were at work.
The video showcases the first 7 minutes of the album.
Sorni Nai will be available for pre-order on August 5th for an expected release on October 20th through Blood Music.
UK melodic hardcore trio Eight Days From Sunday have announced a number of changes following the release of their new EP, Surrounded By The Ones Who Want Me To Fail.
First off, the band has announced new bassist James Carty who replaces the outgoing Philip Whitehead, who departed due to commitment issues and creative differences. The band have also shortened their name to simply Eight Days. They are currently on the road in support of their new EP, which is the last to feature the former bassist.
Hungary's self-styled "Doll Metal" band Ann My Guard has released a new single ahead of their first European tour. The song, "Promise" is a tribute to Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka and is available for streaming below.
More information on Ann My Guard's music and upcoming tour can be found here: http://bravewords.com/news/hungarys-ann-my-guard-pay-tribute-to-silent-hill-video-game-series-with-promise-single-audio-streaming
New Jersey outfit The Gaslight Anthem have announced through Facebook that they will be "taking a break" from the band after they wrap up their European tour this fall.
While each member will be involved in projects inside and outside of music, the band disclosed that they need some time to recharge, rather than "[make] a record just for the sake of making the next record".
The statement in full:
We wanted to let everyone know that we'll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We're all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we'd like to step away from the band until we decide what we'd like to do next.
We'd like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next re ...more