Friday, April 24th
Italian progressive death metal band Novembre have announced they're releasing their first album in eight years. The album will be comprised of ten tracks, mixed by Dan Swano and released through Peaceville Records later this year. See the link below for more details:
Greek/Swedish melodic death metal band Nightrage, are streaming their new album The Puritan at Blabbermouth, through the official SoundCloud location of Despotz Records.
The album was released today (4/24) and you can check it out right below.
Thursday, April 23rd
New Jersey deathcore band Lorna Shore have announced that their first full length record, Psalms, is to be released on June 9, 2015. The album will be released via Density Records.
You can view the album art, announcement, and track listing via the link below to the band's Facebook page:
Philadelphia PA/Brooklyn NY grinders Unrest (featuring members from TrenchRot, Woe, Crypt Sermon, and Infiltrator), are streaming their debut album Grindcore at the official Bandcamp location of Unspeakable Axe Records.
The album was officially released on March 24.
Wednesday, April 22nd
Swedish progressive black/death metal group Tribulation have released a new video for the song "Strange Gateways Beckon", the first song of the band's latest album The Children of the Night. You can watch the video here:
Huskercore pop-punk delights Tenement have decided to grace us with the first single from their upcoming double LP, Predatory Headlights.
Predatory Headlights, the band's long awaited followup to 2011's Napalm Dream, is up for preorder from Don Giovanni and Itunes, respectively, with a June 2nd release date.
Noise-rock, experimental, folk and electronic artist Chelsea Wolfe gives us a first taste of her upcoming album "Abyss". The excerpt she posted today on her Facebook-page is a part of the song "Iron Moon". The song sounds very noisy and somewhat sludgy.
"Abyss" is the follow-up album to her critically acclaimed record "Pain is Beauty". It is set to release somewhere this summer.
You can hear the excerpt below:
Revived post-hardcore group From First to Last, now with Periphery's Spencer Soleto handling vocal duties, have released a new song from their upcoming comeback album "Dead Trees", out April 27 via Sumerian Records. The song, "I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good", is available to stream below.
NY industrial/gothic rock band Candy Brain have made their debut album The Inkwell available for streaming at their official Bandcamp location.
The album is an independent release since April 1.
Stream/"name your price" download:
Tuesday, April 21st
The Night Took Us In Like Family, a collaboration featuring rapper Jeremiah Jae and production courtesy of L'Orange, is out via the Mello Music Group label. Guest spots include Homeboy Sandman and Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious).
"If gangsta rap remains one of the genre’s most well worn tropes, Jae and L’Orange take inspiration from the rarely tapped roots of the tradition. This isn’t riffing on Oliver Stone’s "Scarface" like popular cliché, but rather the original Al Capone exploitation flick from the early 30s. Jae conjures a villain who vaporizes. Run-the-Jewels-raw but still sophisticated. Cuban cigars stuffed with California chronic."
Finnish funeral doom metal band, Shape of Despair, have announced their new long-awaited album, Monotony Fields. The title track is now streaming courtesy of Terrorizer.
The full album will be released June 15th on Season of Mist Records. The album can be pre-ordered from the following link.
Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff of Bleachers released a YouTube video today announcing a co-headlining summer tour together, called Charli and Jack Do America. Support will be provided by BØRNS.
July 21: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
July 22: Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheatre
July 23: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
July 25: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
July 26: Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
July 28: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
July 29: Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
August 4: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze Plaza
August 5: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
August 7: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
August 8: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
August 9: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
August 11: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
August 12: Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
Teenage Time Killers have revealed the details of their upcoming album, entitled Greatest Hits, Vol. 1. The band is a supergroup consisting of members of Lamb Of God, Sunn O))), Slipknot and Foo Fighters (to name just a few).
Vocals: Reed Mullin
Featuring: Bassist Pat Hoed and drummer London May
2. “Crowned by the Light of the Sun”
Vocals: Neil Fallon
Featuring: Guitarist Jim Rota and bassist Dave Grohl
3. “Hung Out to Dry”
Vocals: Randy Blythe
Featuring Guitarist Mike Schaefer and bassist Dave Grohl
4. “Power Outage”
Vocals: Clifford Dinsmore
Featuring: Bassist Dave Grohl
5. “Ode to Hannity”
Vocals: Jello Biafra
Featuring: Bassist Mike Dean
Vocals: Matt Skiba
Featuring: Guitarist Brian Baker
7. “The Dead Hand”
Swedish Punk Band Millencolin are streaming their new album True Brew On absolute punk.net. The album is the bands first full length studio album in 7 years. The album drops April 28th on Epitaph Records.
Composer Austin Wintory, of PlayStation game "Journey" fame, is teaming up with iam8bit to release the Grammy nominated official Journey game soundtrack on vinyl.
In addressing the artistic direction of the package, an iam8bit representative said that:
"This set includes two picture discs, featuring unique art on each side (For math junkies, that’s FOUR different sides of visual goodness!). The scarf of the Traveler wraps around the album’s perimeter, creating an almost hypnotic effect as it spins. If you pay close attention to the Traveler’s robe, you’ll notice that the embroidery becomes more ornate as you progress from side A to side D — just like each time you beat the game."
The package costs $35 and the pre-orders begin on Thursday, April 23 at 10:00am PST.
In addition to the vinyl packaging, a limited edition screen print of Journey themed art will go up on sale for $60.
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Britpop alum Blur are currently streaming The Magic Whip on iTunes. It is the first Blur album in over 15 years to feature Graham Coxon. Recorded in Hong Kong, the record will be released on the 27th April.
Album Stream: http://www.itunes.com/blur
US stoner/hard rock act, The Atomic Bitchwax have released today (April 21) their 6th full length, entitled Gravitron. It can be streamed at the following link:
The band have also unveiled a music video for 'Sexecutioner', which can be watched below:
Phoenix AZ, psychedelic rock band The Myrrors are streaming their new album Arena Negra at their official Bandcamp location.
The album was released on March 24 through Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records.
Monday, April 20th
Alternative pop act Panic! at the Disco debuted a surprise new single, "Halleujah." This release follows the recent departure of drummer Spencer Smith earlier this month. Details are forthcoming, but frontman Brendon Urie told Kerrang that he is working on material for the group's fifth studio album that would succeed 2013's Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!.
Kerrang's piece on Urie: http://www.kerrang.com/30256/brendon-urie-talks-spencer-smith-new-panic-material/
Danish alternative rock/pop band Mew, recently made their new record +- available for streaming on NPR.
+- is Mew's 6th full-length record, and is set to be released on the 24th of April.
Doom/gothic legends Paradise Lost released a new track appropriately named "No Hope in Sight". Their upcoming 14th album, The Plague Within, will be released on June 1st.
Swedish '70s heavy rock band Nocturnalia have made their debut album Above Below Within available for streaming, at the official Bandcamp location of Gaphals Records.
The album was released on March 23.
Sunday, April 19th
The Ataris have released a compilation album of new songs, demos, and b-sides on their bandcamp page.
The album is 'pay what you want' and includes tracks from their upcoming studio LP Graveyard of the Atlantic.
British rockers InMe have released a video for the song Hymn: Ivory Elder.
The song is taken off of the first part of their upcoming triple album, Trilogy:Dawn which is set to release on 4th of May via pledgemusic.
Chicago punks Rise Against have released a new song titled 'About Damn Time' for Record Store Day. The band released an exclusive 7" inch single of the track 'The Eco-Terrorist in Me' off of their 2014 studio album The Black Market.
The single contains both 'The Eco-Terrorist in Me' and 'About Damn Time' on its A-side, while a spoken-word track, 'We Will Never Forget', by William Potter, consists of its B-side. Potter is a journalist known for his book "Green is the New Red" about the rising concern of eco-terrorism.
Listen to 'About Damn Time' here:
Saturday, April 18th
Famous American icon David Hasselhoff just released a video featuring his new song 'True Survivor.' The video is part of a promotion of a short film called Kung Fury, which includes dinosaurs, vikings, kung-fu, robots, Hitler and a whole lot of action. The film is set to be released on May 28th.
Post-hardcore band Alesana have released a stream of their newest album, titled 'Confessions', in anticipation for the album's release on April 21, through their own label Revival Recordings.
Stream it here:
Rosetta have announced that their upcoming follow up to 2013's "The Anaesthete" will be titled "Quintessential Ephemera" and is scheduled for late June/early July. Rosetta will be partnering with four different labels to bring about a worldwide physical release. "Quintessential Ephemera" will also be a pay as you wish download on bandcamp. You can view the update via their blog or facebook page below.
Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue is streaming his new solo record, 'Carry the Fire,' on Pandora a few days ahead of its April 21st release date via Pandora.
Atlanta, Georgia Ex-Rise Records band Of Machines have released two new demos and a long awaited EP update. The band mentions that Dylan Anderson (Vocalist) has been MIA and it's withholding production of "Chroma Dreamcoat". Dylan Anderson was also in charge of the Paypal account that people donated to.
Updated: Link to Dylan's side of the story: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1032216506810749&set=o.42011022421& type=1&theater
Official statement regarding this incident:
With a heavy heart.. it doesn't seem like the chroma season ep is going to happen... After months of trying to contact Dylan he, unfortunately, is MIA. Music has been written, but without a vocalist this ep doesn't seem possible.
Thank you to everyone who believed in us so much enough to give us a second chance to record. We really wish we were able to provide you with more.
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