English trio Arcane Roots have debuted "Matter", the second single off their upcoming sophomore album entitled Melancholia Hymns. The album is scheduled to be released on September 15th, and the official artwork and full tracklist can be found at https://arcaneroots.tmstor.es.
Welsh pop-punk act Neck Deep have announced their third full-length album "The Peace and The Panic" which is set to be released on August 18th through Fearless Records.
Accompanying the announcement Neck Deep have also released music videos for the lead singles "Happy Judgement Day" and "Where Do We Go When We Go".
Japanese trance metal band Blood Stain Child have released a music video for the new song "Gaia Evolution" from their upcoming EP TRI ODYSSEY, which will be released on July 26, 2017.
The EP will also contain a 2nd disc featuring their 3 new music videos.
Enigmatic dubstep artist Burial has released a new EP entitled Subtemple. The new release is composed of two tracks named "Subtemple" and "Beachfires" respectively. Sonically it is more akin to his more recent work on Young Death/Nightmarket.
The EP is available to stream and buy via bandcamp.
Ben Drew a.k.a. Plan B, a british hip hop recording artist, actor, film director and producer resurfaces after an almost five year long absence from the public eye.
With his first new single "In The Name Of Man", Plan B harkens back to his 2010 soulful effort The Defamation of Strickland Banks. This was his breakthrough record, which was met with acclaim both by critics and fans, who knew him from his earlier rap effort Who Needs Actions When You Got Words.
"In The Name Of Man" addresses political issues of the modern age and showcases a passionate and strong vocal delivery by Drew.
The song is available for digital download and streaming. A music video is expected to be released in the next few weeks.
A preview of the song can be seen here:
Plan B also goes into greater detail what inspi ...more
UK hard rockers, Amplifier return with Trippin' with Dr. Faustus, an album that has been in the works for the past couple of years. Due out on June 30 on their own Rockosmos label, the LP was recorded on analog tape with the exception of one song, 'Silvio'.
'Kosmos' is the first single to see the light of day and can be listened to below:
Regarding Trippin' with Dr. Faustus, the band detailed: “We spent a long time making this record, principally because it was recorded on a tape machine that we basically had to rebuild from scraps from the dumpster around the back of the mill and whatever bits of debris we could fish out of the Ashton Canal.
“We think you can hear the difference very clearly between what it sounds like to record on tape and what it sounds like to record on the computer – which all our other records were. more
Feel-good alternative rock band Fastball ('The Way', 'Out of My Head', 'You're an Ocean') released their first LP in 8 years: Step Into Light.
Regarding the album, Fastball posted on their site:
"Hi Everyone -
Miles and Tony put together a special playlist for Spotify that is essentially a 12 song compilation of their influences over the years, that have shaped their own songwriting and the songs on 'Step Into Light'.
The songs have intro's from both Tony and Miles explaining what the songs mean to them, etc.
We encourage you to check it out if you are a Spotify user or to tell your friends that use Spotify to check it out - it's very cool and ranges from the Beatles to Cheap Trick to Willie Nelson to NRBQ with little stories and tales in between.
Here’s the link: https://open.spotify.com/user/mzuni/playlist/0HE97xuXBMaQYPzS6xMNsI
Solo artist Trvth has released his newest offering, "Arcane Sages", on bandcamp for free streaming and download. The album finds Trvth creating a progressive, noisy, and very atmospheric approach to black metal.
Check it out here: trvth.bandcamp.com/album/arcane-sages
3. My Soil
4. Roots of Perception
Pop Punk outfit All Time Low have released a new song titled "Nice2KnoU" with an accompanying music video. The song is the fourth single from their upcoming seventh album The Last Young Renegade which is slated for release on June 2nd via Fueled By Ramen records. You can stream "Nice2KnoU" via FBR's Youtube channel.
British prog/pop/alt-rock titans Muse have resurfaced with a new song called "Dig Down" and an accompanying music video for it. There is no word yet on whether "Dig Down" is being released as a standalone single, or if it will be included in a future EP or full-length studio album.
EDIT: Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has clarified on Twitter that "Dig Down" will be part of an upcoming, yet-to-be-titled studio album: https://twitter.com/MattBellamy/status/865252238956142594
Symphonic black metal outfit Carach Angren have launched a new lyrics video for the song "Blood Queen" from their upcoming album "Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten" which will be released on June 16th.
Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman and grunge icon Chris Cornell has died unexpectedly at the age of 52.
His representative Brian Bumbery claimed the death to be "sudden and unexpected" and that it came as a shock to everyone. Soundgarden were in the middle of a tour when it was reported and were due to play Rock On The Range tomorrow. Chris has left an impressive discography behind and will be sorely missed by the music community.
Swans released a new live album, called Deliquescence, which features the set list from the final tour (still underway) with the current line-up. Besides main compositions from The Glowing Man & 'Screen Shot' from To Be Kindthere are a couple of new songs that have been played during the past year: the 40+ minutes long, 'The Knot' and 'The Man Who Refused To Be Unhappy', as well as a discarded tune, 'Deliquescing'.
Regarding Deliquescence, frontman Michael Gira mentioned: "The Live2XCD Deliquescence is finally finished and out and is available now at younggodrecords.com and at live shows. This album documents (rather expertly, if I may say so) the final Swans tour for this configuration of the band. It includes a few new pieces that have not, and never will be, recorded elsewhere. They were written especially for this tour. It was recorded and mixed during the current tour and serves as an excellent archival document of this enterprise, now 7 years running (and ...more
Dutch progressive metal band Textures have announced via their Facebook page that they are splitting up. In doing so, the band has also had to cancel progress on their 6th record, Genotype. A farewell tour across Europe will commence in November.
The full post can be viewed here:
This morning, Between The Buried and Me revealed on their Twitter tour dates for an upcoming tour in celebration of the 10 year anniversary for their acclaimed 2007 magnum opus Colors. They have set bands The Contortionist, Polyphia, and Toothgrinder as openers for all dates, and hit 24 dates all across different regions of the US as well as a single date in Toronto, Ontario. The band stated on their website:
"Colors was our statement of rebellion. We were challenging how others identified us in the context of heavy metal, and ultimately we were challenging how we identified ourselves. It was some kind of musical manifesto, in which we found new purpose and direction simply by throwing caution to the wind and purging every ounce of creative energy we had, regardless of how unhinged it may have seemed at the time.
Ten years has passed and we are lucky enough to be able to play this album from front to back on stage for our amazing fans. See you all soon! ...more
Seattle hardclash duo Rabbit Junk have today released their first official remix EP, entitled Like the Flesh Does the Knife. The EP, released via Glitch Mode Recordings, features 4 remixes by JP Anderson of Rabbit Junk, as well as 3 extra remixes by Amnestic, STRNGR and Sean Payne of Cyanotic.
Rabbit Junk are currently writing and recording their first full length album since 2010's Project Nonagon, teasing the release with images featuring the phrase "Rabbit Junk Will/Must Die 2017" throughout the year so far.
Royal Blood have recently released their latest single from their upcoming sophomore album, How Did We Get So Dark?, which hits stores on June 16.
Hook, Line & Sinker was first performed during the band's concert at Reading Festival 2015. You can catch them live during their current UK tour, which will move temporarily to Europe, U.S. and Australia afterwards.
Japanoise legends The Gerogerigegege have announced the follow-up 12" to their 2016 come-back album Moenai Hai. Whether spiritual lovers Juntaro and Gero 30 have reunited on this release remains a mystery, as does the release date of this project.
The Gerogerigegege have posted the following message on their Facebook:
2017,New 12” of
Ltd Edition of 400
Obi Edition is This
Mailorder and the
Label'20 Copies Only
And,Mailorder Edition is with insert
View the cover art:
Power Metal band DragonForce have released a new music video for the song "Ashes of the Dawn". This release comes just four days before Reaching into Infinity is released on May 19th. The track showcases a return to the high tempo performances that they have been known for on Inhuman Rampage.
Mogwai have announced they will be releasing their new album Every Country's Sun on 1st September. They have revealed the first song from the album entitled "Coolverine", proudly continuing their tradition of having the silliest song titles possible. You can hear it below:
Every Country's Sun is out 1st September 2017, via Rock Action.
German technical death metal band Cytotoxin have debuted their new song "Radiatus Generis" from the upcoming album Gammageddon, which is due out July 21th. The track can be heard in its entirety below. Enjoy!