Wednesday, July 23rd
Progressive deathcore act, Within the Ruins have unveiled a brand new music video for their song 'Gods Amongst Men'. The track comes off of their latest full length Phenomena which was released today, July 22nd, via eOne Music. You can catch Within the Ruins on every stop of this year's Summer Slaughter Tour, and you can also stream Phenomena over on Alternative Press' website.
Check out the video below:
Tuesday, July 22nd
Los Angeles '80s metal outfit Hellion have posted a new track at the official SoundCloud location of New Renaissance Records.
The track's titled "Hell Has No Fury" and it will be included in Hellion's upcoming EP Karma's A Bitch, slated for an October 8 official release.
You can stream the track right here: http://soundcloud.com/new-renaissance-records/26-hell-has-no-fury
Pop star Austin Mahone is embarking on a large US tour that starts on July 25th and ends on September 10th. He's also bringing in opening acts like boy-band The Vamps, girl-group Fifth Harmony, and on-the-rise pop artist Shawn Mendes.
7/25/2014 - San Antonio, TX (Freeman Coliseum)
7/26/2014 - Houston, TX (NRG Arena)
7/27/2014 - Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie)
7/29/2014 - Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)
7/30/2014 - Los Angeles, CA (Nokia Theatre)
7/31/2014 - Las Vegas, NV (The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
8/2/2014 - San Jose, CA (Event Center at San Jose State University)
8/4/2014 - Redmond, WA (Marymoor Park Amphitheatre)
8/6/2014 - West Valley City, UT (Maverik Center)
8/7/2014 - Broomfield, CO (1st Bank Center)
8/9/2014 - Milwaukee, WI (Eagles Ballroom)
8/10/2014 - Minneapolis, MN (U.S Bank Theater at Target Center)
8/13/2014 - Toronto, Ontario (T.D Echo Beach)
Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, posted a new song to his soundcloud entitled "King
of the Fall." Listen here:
He will also embark on a King Of The Fall tour supported by Schoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko on
the following dates:
09-19 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
09-21 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
10-09 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
10-10 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Dog Fashion Disco have put out a stream of their new album, "Sweet Nothings," which was released today. This album is a follow up to the band's critically acclaimed "Adultery" which was released in 2006. The funding for "Sweet Nothings" was raised through a successful Indiegogo campaign.
The stream can be found here:
The album is available today on iTunes and Amazon.
Texas-based metalcore outfit Invent, Animate have released a new single and video for "Nocturn: Lost Faith". View below:
Canadian pop star Lights has announced her new album, Little Machines to be
officially released September 23rd. A song titled Up We Go has also been released and you
can watch it here:
View the facebook announcement: https://www.facebook.com/lights?fref=ts
10.02.2014 Kitchener, Ontario-Elements Nite Club
10.03.2014 Hamilton, Ontario-Hamilton Place
10.04.2014 London, Ontario-London Music Hall
10.16.2014 Ottawa, Ontario-Algonquin Commons Theatre
10.18.2014 Montreal, Quebec Le National
10.20.2014 Fredericton, New Brunswick-Capital Exhibit Centre
10.21.2014 Moncton, New Brunswick-Capitol Theatre
10.22.2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia-Halifax Forum
10.24.2014 Portland, Maine-Port City Music Hall
Just over 5 years after the release of their highly acclaimed album Mandala, newly reunited progressive ska titans Rx Bandits have elected to stream their seventh
studio album, Gemini, Her Majesty, concurrent with its July 22nd release.
The eleven track album, which features singles 'Stargazer' and 'Meow! Meow! Space Tiger',
can be streamed at Consequence of Sound here: http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/07/stream-rx-bandits-new-album-gemini-her-majesty/
Gemini, Her Majesty is currently available in physical and digital formats from major outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.
After having announced a series of reunion shows across the USA (update: and Europe shows)
the seminal emo band acknowledged a remastered release of their studio albums by means of a Facebook post with an enclosed promo video.
Greek power/doom metal outfit Doomocracy have posted a lyric video for a new track at their official YouTube channel. According to Metal Hammer Greece, the style of the band is on par with outfits such as Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass, Memento Mori and Veni Domine.
The new song is titled "Faceless" and it comes to introduce the band's upcoming album The End Is Written, which will be released on September 29 through Steel Gallery Records.
You can doom this track right here: [Y]BFzQv8_rxg8[/Y]
UK act, Amplifier have revealed the music video for their latest tune, 'Named After Rocky'. It will be featured on their 5th full length, Mystoria, due out sometime in November through Superball Music.
Watch 'Named After Rocky' below:
In the tradition of Vanilla Ice's seminal 1991 'Ninja Rap', Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty
Dolla $ign (alongside Kill The Noise and Madsonik) have crafted a club-friendly Turtle-
themed banger, entitled 'Shell Shocked'.
The duo of Onry Ozzborn and Zavala (Dark Time Sunshine) have announced new tour dates starting in Seattle on July 31st.
As an added bonus they've also released a new song, entitled 'No Worries'. Unfortunately no announcement of a new album came along with this news.
7/31 Seattle, WA – Vera Project
8/1 Kingston, WA – Filling Station
8/2 Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon
8/3 Sacramento, CA- Blue Lamp
8/4 San Diego, CA – Kava Lounge
8/5 Clovis, CA – Kings Records
8/6 Los Angeles, CA – Low End Theory
8/7 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
8/8 Mesa,AZ – Club Red
8/9 El Paso, TX – Sector 7
8/10 San Antonio, TX – Limelight
8/11 Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
8/12 Santa Fe, NM – Burro Alley Lounge
8/13 Denver, CO – Moon Room
8/14 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
8/15 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
8/16 Minneapolis,MN – 7th ...more
Massachusetts-based metalcore band Within the Ruins has premiered the stream of their new album, Phenomena, which is to be in stores Tuesday, July 22nd.
Guitarist Joe Cocchi said this about the record:
"We took six months off over the winter too eat, sleep and breathe this album. It was by far the most in depth we've ever gone in the writing process. Since the inception of this band, our attitude has always been to completely trump our previous efforts in every aspect, and I think we did just that. We're beyond stoked for people to hear this one."
Check out the full stream here:
The Color Morale have released the single 'Suicide;Stigma,' from their upcoming album
Hold on Pain Ends.
You can check out the new track below:
Australian metalcore outfit I Killed the Prom Queen, have released a new video for the song
'Bright Enough', which is taken off their latest studio album, Beloved.
Check it out:
Monday, July 21st
After a heart attack last week that left him hospitalized, drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander of Primus and Puscifer underwent his scheduled open-heart surgery. Fortunately, the surgery was a success, and Alexander is currently recovering.
As reported by the Primus Facebook page, "the blockage from [Alexander's] heart has been removed with no complications and all signs point to a glorious and speedy recovery".
The Primus Facebook page posted a message yesterday regarding Alexander prior to his surgery, pushing friends, family and fans to "help keep [his heart] going" through the surgery and spreading the support with the hashtag #carrythebeat.
Thrash metal group Overkill have released a new music video for the song 'Bitter Pill',
which is taken from the band's latest album, White Devil Armory.
Check it out here:
NY black metal outfit Mutilation Rites are streaming their sophomore album Harbinger at Decibel Magazine.
The album will be released tomorrow (July 22) through Prosthetic Records. Apart from the album stream (see link below), there is also an interview of the band regarding its streams of inspiration.
album stream: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/mutilation-rites-full-album-stream-harbinger/
Canadian punk metal trio The Rough Boys are streaming their new EP Blood Booze and Gasoline at Exclaim.
The EP will be officially released tomorrow (July 22) through the band itself, and you can stream it right here:
Edinburgh-based group Nightmare Puppy released its new album, Furtherance, on
Following on from a series of songs written for the now-defunct preceding project,
Ornstein's Puppy, Furtherance marks out a more clearly-defined style with a narrative
edge - the stories that can be found here include "Bulbasaur vs. Magikarp, the empress who
sated her fetish for the moon by murdering bad jokers, immolation via volcano, the land that
eats its inhabitants (and their children), and the end of the album." Also included are two
pieces of tribute Pokemon music and a noise rock song.
The album can be streamed and downloaded here:
'Back to the Shack', the lead single off of Weezer's upcoming ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, premiered on KROQ earlier this morning. The album
is set to be released on September 30th.
'Back to the Shack' was originally played live during the Weezer Cruise in mid-February.
You can listen to the new song here: http://www.stereogum.com/1693322/weezer-back-to-the-shack/mp3s/
Laval post-metal/noisy hardcore natives As We Draw have just released a new song entitled
'Losing Ground' over at metalsucks.
The song is from their upcoming album Mirages, due out Oct. 4th via the fantastic
French underground metal label Throatruiner records.
You can check it out here:
Power metal deities Hammerfall have released the first single off their upcoming album (r)Evolution, entitled 'Bushido'.
(r)Evolution is set for a release on August 29th in Europe and September 2nd in North America through Nuclear Blast Records.
'Bushido' can be heard below:
Hamilton band Arkells have released a studio version of the song '11:11' from their
forthcoming album High Noon.
It is the third track we've heard from the album, which is set to drop August 5th. Check out
the lyric video below:
The duo of Ishmael Butler, formerly Butterfly of 1990s outfit Digable Planets, and Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire, collectively known as Shabazz Palaces are now streaming
their sophomore LP, Lese Majesty, ahead of its July 29th release date.
The group's label Sub Pop have described the album as: "reveries sent to Palaceer Lazaro [Ishmael] and Fly Guy ‘Dai [Tendai] in the year of gun beat battles
in excess; in a succession of days, whilst walking in dreams and in varied transcendental states". So you know, just the usual then...
Head on over to NPR to check the album out, via the link below:
Houston TX experimental jazz outfit Epirus Quartet are streaming their debut album
Transatlantic at the official Bandcamp page of Fair Weather Friends Records.
The album was released on June 16 and you can stream it right below:
Sunday, July 20th
Ukrainian alternative act Septan have released a new single, '12th', which is taken from the
band's debut album, The Lover.
The four-track single also contains a remix done by Aaron Harris of Isis and Palms fame, an
acoustic version and a cover of At the Drive-In song '198d' from the Vaya EP.
The single is available for download here: http://septa.bandcamp.com/album/twelfth
San Francisco's technical death-metal band Fallujah have unveiled their third, and maybe
last song, 'Levitation', just before their new album hits the market.
The Flesh Prevails will drop on July 22nd.
Chicago based hip hop artist Common is streaming his new album Nobody's Smiling at Hypetrack through Mixcloud.
The album will be released on July 22 through Def Jam Records.
You can stream the album right here: http://hypetrak.com/2014/07/common-nobodys-smiling-album-stream/