Hair metal superstars Steel Panther posted the first video from their up-coming 4th LP 'Lower the Bar'. She's Tight is an homage to some of the more terrible 80's and early 90's video's on MTV. So grab your slice of cherry pie and enjoy (warning, NSFW like most of SP's stuff).
Washington D.C.-based instrumental progressive/djent band Animals as Leaders have now officially released their first single, entitled 'The Brain Dance', off their upcoming album, The Madness of Many. The song comes in as a promotion for pre-orders, which are also available today.
The song signals a slight change in direction, moving more towards a relaxed, calmer mood compared to their previous album, The Joy of Motion.
The album is scheduled to be released on November 11th.
British pop-rock-turned-dance trio Busted have released a new music video for the brand new track "On What You're On", from the upcoming reunion album Night Driver. The track shows the strong Daft Punk-esque dance music influence that is set to permeate the new album's musical style.
Darksynth artist GosT is streaming his new album Non Paradisi and its bonus EP - Non Paradisi (Secret Arcana) - via a day-early release on Noisey and Bandcamp. The album is a loose musical adaptation of John Milton's epic Paradise Lost.
Post-Hardcore band We Came As Romans have released a new song titled "Waste Age." The song is a notable return to their metalcore roots after their last album forayed into Alternative Rock. No details about a new album are currently available. The song is currently streaming via SharpTone Records's Youtube channel.
Legendary artist Kate Bush has announced a 3CD/4LP release of her 2014 performances at the London's Hammersmith Apollo entitled Before the Dawn. The show was Kate Bush's first performance in 35 years and includes suites focusing on her 1985 album Hounds of Love and her 2005 album Aerial.
A preview and preorders of the set are available on her website http://katebush.com/news/kate-release-live-album-dawn
California hard-rock/metalcore group Wovenwar have officially confirmed that they have parted ways with guitarist Phil Sgrosso. Phil was one of the main founders of the band and has committed to both their self-titled debut and their upcoming album Honor Is Dead, which is scheduled to be released on October 21st.
Phil issued a statement:
As some of you may have heard by now, I have decided to part ways with Wovenwar. Without getting into too many specifics, I have found myself more interested in pursuing other musical endeavors right now than devoting myself to the band.
Regarding the new album, I was fully involved with the writing and recording process just like any other album, as well as handling a larger portion of the producer duties and guitar engineering. I am proud to have this album as part of my discography and thankful to have had this time to push myself and explore new musical territory. I wish the band the best as they move o ...more
Japanese J-pop/heavy metal phenoms Babymetal have officially teamed up with Warner Brothers to create a digital live-action/animated series. The series is currently under development by WB's Blue Ribbon Content Studio, though the now-untitled project is still in ongoing talks with multiple distributions.
The series tells of a story where a magical world filled with heavy-metal music comes under attack by a mysterious force, where the fox-god Kitsune (whom the band "worships") sends Babymetal to help save the day.
The band's manager and creator Key Kobayashi (Kobametal) will also be producing.
Strung Out are streaming a new track titled "Crows", which is a B-Side from their latest record Transmission Alpha Delta.
The song was originally released for a Fat WreckChords Flexi vinyl comp that came out earlier this year. Strung Out also plan on getting back in the studio starting in 2017 to make a new full length LP.
Punk Veterans Pulley have announced that they have a new album in the making and have just signed to El Hefe of Nofx's Label Cyber Tracks. El Hefe said in a recent statement regarding the band:
“I’m stoked to be part of their upcoming album on their 20th anniversary. The coolest part about signing Pulley is that they are very easy to work with, they have great attitudes, and they are very appreciative.”
This will be Pulley's first album in 12 years since the release of 2004's Matters LP.
Experimental-metal group Kayo Dot have announced a chunk of dates for October through November in various U.S. locations.
October 22 Toronto, ON @ Baby G
October 23 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
October 24 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
October 27 Austin, TX @ Lost Well
November 1 Raleigh, NC @ Neptunes
November 2 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
November 4 New York, NY @ Trans-Pecos
November 5 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Check Ben's review for Plastic House on Base of Sky: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/71069/Kayo-Dot-Plastic-House-on-Base-of-Sky/
Nu-metal pioneers Korn have released a third single from their upcoming album "The Serenity of Suffering". This latest track features Corey Taylor of Slipknot fame contributing vocals. The album is set to be released on the 21st of October, and marks the band's second release since the return of founding member and guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch.
With just over a week before the release of their comeback album 13 Voices, Sum 41 have released the official music video for the song "God Save Us All (Death to POP)". Their new album is out October 7 via Hopeless Records.
Italian power-cheese-metal titans have now officially confirmed that they have parted way with their longtime vocalist Fabio Lione. Linoe first joined the band in 1995 where he continued with them for every album since. Lione in the meantime has dedicated his full attention to his other band Eternal Idol, who is scheduled to released their debut album The Unrevealed Secret on December 2nd.
Lione issued a statement:
"Dear all, fans, promoters, colleagues. I anticipated this to all band members in the last 3/4 months and now I sadly announce my final decision to part ways with ROF. Ain't no words to describe what this band represents to me, and I'm proud to have been part of such a big chapter of the power metal bible. It's time for me to write a new chapter of my life, as a musician and as a man. I wish ROF all the best, may their magic go ahead stronger than ever..
Thank you Alex and Holzy, for this 20 years, ..Thanks You Roberto, for ...more
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure, solo project of Toru Kitajima (a.k.a TK / the vocalist & guitarist of Ling Tosite Sigure), have released a new music video for the track 'Wonder Palette'. The track is taken from his latest full-length album, entitled White Noise.
Watch the music video below:
Other music videos for the tracks 'Signal' and 'Secret Sensation' also can be viewed below:
Alternative Rock band Mayday Parade have announced that they will be releasing a 10th anniversary edition of their debut EP "Tales Told By Dead Friends." They've remixed, and remastered the entire EP, and there will be a new song added to the EP as well. It is set for release on November 11th.
Alternative Pop Group Night Riots have released a new song titled "Don't Kill The Messenger" off of their upcoming third album "Love Gloom" which is slated for release via Sumerian Records on October 21st.
Post-Hardcore juggernauts Dance Gavin Dance have released the third single from their upcoming album "Mothership". The track is titled 'Young Robot' and an animated music video can be found below. "Mothership" is DGD's 7th full length album and is slated for release on October 7th.