Wednesday, December 24th
Berlin-based Estonian artist Mauno Meesit, the man behind the synthpop project Sinine, will be releasing his first singer-songwriter-styled acoustic album Closer in Q1 of 2015 via his own label Grainy Records. To build anticipation, he has now released a preview track off the upcoming record. The song is called "Blue Bird" and can be listened to over at this location: http://www.maunomeesit.com/
Mauno's press release over the upcoming record reads as follows: Fascinated by little imperfections and dusty sounds, he recorded vocals with a 1940’s American microphone, tracked guitars with a 100 years old Austrian parlor guitar, and added slight touches of untuned piano and electronic sounds.
Though this will be the first release under his own name, Mauno Meesit has previously released two albums on German Accession Records under his electronic music moniker "Sinine". He has written music for several theatre plays and TV s ...more
Teenage Time Killer, a supergroup spearheaded by Corrosion Of Conformity members Reed Mullin and Mike
Dean, has signed with Rise Records. The band has finished recording their debut album, tracked at Dave
Grohl's Studio 606, with an expected release in 2015. The band includes Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Corey
Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks), Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The
Stone Age, Kyuss), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Max Cavalera (Sepultura,
Soulfly), Neil Fallon (Clutch), as well as members of Sunn O))), The Misfits, Red Fang, Prong, My Ruin,
Goatsnake, Brujeria, Articles Of Faith, Sacred Reich, and Municipal Waste.
In an interview with New York radio station WFMU, Mullin stated that Teenage Time Killer initially began as a
small group, but expanded as more musicians sought involvement. "We had all these other folks that
want to part ...more
Columbus GA melodic death metal band Adversary are streaming their debut album Ruination at their official Bandcamp location.
Adversary's debut effort is an independent release since December 23.
Stream/"name your price" download the album here:
Russian hardcore/post-black metal band Second To Sun is streaming their new track named Spirit Of Kusoto at their official Bandcamp page.
Tuesday, December 23rd
Austrian thrashers Mortal Strike are streaming their debut album For the Loud and the Aggressive at their official Bandcamp location.
The album is an independent release since November 29.
Stream the album here:
British 2-man progressive rock project Echo Tail have released their third LP, Hold The Throne via their
You can stream and download the album here:
The Weeknd is known for his kinky, soulful tunes; but his contribution to the upcoming erotic/romantic drama film 50 Shades of Grey finds the singer at his softest and most caring.
The single, 'Earned It', premiered today along with a lyric video and will most likely be incorporated into the film as its theme.
50 Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and will be released February 13th.
'Earned It' lyric video:
Brazil's most famous progressive power metal act, Angra, have been releasing details the past couple of months regarding their new album Secret Garden: Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be taking on vocals as an official member of the band; Bruno Valverde will be the new drummer; notable producer Jens Borgen (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, etc...) took part in the album's creation; promotional music/lyric videos; and scheduled release dates.
Release Dates: December 17, 2014 (Japan) (already released)
January 16, 2015 (Brazil, North America, Europe)
1. Newborn Me
2. Black Hearted Soul
3. Final Light
4. Storm Of Emotions
5. Violet Sky
6. Secret Garden
7. Upper Levels
8. Crushing Room
9. Perfect Symmetry
10. Silent Call
Music Video for 'Storm of Emotions':
Lyric Video for 'Newborn Me' (which ...more
Brooklyn-based chip-rockers and perennial candidate for the title of "raddest band ever"
Anamanaguchi have kicked off THUMP's uniquely-titled 12 Days of Mixmas series with a 43-minute mix of music loosely tied to video games (the mix is titled A Cartridge in a Pear Tree).
Featuring cuts from PC Music regulars, "futurebeats"/Jersey Club flag-bearers, and oddball hip-hop standouts, the mix also includes a never-before-heard remix of the band's track 'Endless Fantasy'. from their 2013 album of the same name.
Listen to the mix here:
Monday, December 22nd
According to their official website, it seems like alternative rock/post-hardcore darlings
Thrice are going to end their hiatus in 2015. The band posted a photo of them presumably
sound-checking during their final tour with '2015' written on it. No other information is
given at the moment.
Here is the link to the post: www.thrice.net/post/105871469307/photo-courtesy-of-
Thrice announced their hiatus in 2012, which was followed by the final tour.
Turkish progressive death metal band Thrown to the Sun have released a new music video for their new song ''Maladies to be Cured''.
You can check it out below:
Ling Tosite Sigure have released yet another new song, just 6 weeks after their most recent single saw a physical release. This new track will feature as an opening song for the upcoming Psycho-Pass movie.
The song in question, etitled 'Who What Who What', will receive a physical release on January 14th. This will include a limited pressing, containing a bonus DVD with a music video, as well as re-edited versions of both 'Abnormalize' and 'Enigmatic Feeling'.
'Who What Who What' can be listened to at:
Sunday, December 21st
Electronic/industrial project NYVES has just released their latest song 'Idle Thoughts' from their debut album Anxiety, which was successfully funded through Kickstarter. However, it is still unknown when the album will come out.
Listen to the song here:
Israeli black/thrash metal band Melechesh have posted a lyric video at the official YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records.
The song is titled "Multiple Truths" and it's gonna be featured in the upcoming Melechesh album Enki, due out on February 27. The album was recorded in Greece and produced by former Rotting Christ guitarist George Bokos.
Check the lyric video right below:
Saturday, December 20th
The classic German hard rock band the Scorpions have released information regarding their upcoming new album, entitled Return to Forever, due for release on February 20th 2015.
It is said to be a reflection on the band's 50 years of existence and a tribute to the fans that have supported Scorpions for so long. Along with this comes the news of a 2015/2016 world tour in celebration of Scorpions' 50th anniversary, though only several dates in Germany have been announced.
1. Going Out With A Bang
2. We Built This House
3. Rock My Car
4. House Of Cards
5. All For One
6. Rock’n’Roll Band
7. Catch Your Luck And Play
8. Rollin' Home
9. Hard Rockin' The Place
10. Eye Of The Storm
11. The Scratch
12. Gypsy Life
Bonus Tracks (available on Limited Deluxe Edition only):
13. The World We Used To Know
14. Dancing With The Moonl ...more
East of the Wall have teamed up with progressive/post metal outfit Cryptodira for a new single, entitled 'Speaking the Ocean'. The song is being exclusively streamed via Heavy Blog is Heavy.
Check it out here:
Turkish prog metallers Thrown to the Sun have released their new album Out of Themselves Things Will Come. The album is now available to stream and purchase on the band's official Bandcamp page.
Stream/buy the album here:
Finnish epic black metal band Havukruunu are streaming their new EP Usvakuningas at their official Bandcamp location.
The EP was released independently today (Dec 20).
Stream/"name your price" download the album right here:
On December 17th, Canadian art-rock band the Darcys announced that their guitarist Mike le Riche and bassist Dave Hurlow had left the band and the remaining founding members singer/guitarist Jason Couse and drummer Wes Marskell will be carrying on as a duo.
You can read the full article, entitled Post-Warring: What Our Band Must Sacrifice to Survive by Marskell here:
Watch the new video for the song 'Close to Me' from the band's last album Warring here:
Mike TV, frontman of Indie Rock band Get Set Go, has just announced that the new Get Set Go record, entitled Here Be Dragons, is now available for streaming and download via the band's official Bandcamp page.
The record is set to be released through iTunes on January 30th, 2015.
Buy/Stream on Bandcamp:
Falling in Reverse have unleashed a brand new single, 'God, If You Are Above', from their ,as-of-yet untitled, upcoming album.
This song marks a return to roots of sorts, as Ronnie Radke had revealed earlier this year that the band were making a "sequel" to Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, the debut LP from his former band Escape The Fate.
"It's really heavy on some parts", he said. "And then it's very nostalgic to people who have been fans for a while, since Escape The Fate".
While the upcoming album awaits a release date and name, this track is now available for download on iTunes.
Friday, December 19th
2014 breakout star Bobby Shmurda, known for his song 'Hot Nigga', has been indicted for numerous charges, including conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking, and assault.
Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, could face up to 25 years in prison.
The full 63 page indictment can be found at:
After a 4 year gap, the Croatian stoner band Stonebride has finally released Heavy Envelope, their 3rd full length. It is available through Setalight Records and can also be streamed in its entirety on their Bandcamp page here - http://stonebride.bandcamp.com/album/heavy-envelope
Watch their video for 'Movies, Movies' below:
Nu-metal funk-turned pop rock five-piece Incubus have announced plans for not one but two releases in 2015.
Under Island Records, the band plan to release one EP "in February or March" and the other later in the summer, totaling an album's worth of material. Guitarist Mike Einziger describes the new material as "pretty ambitious" and states that in the new sessions "we've written our slowest song, but also our heaviest song".
Read more about it here: http://loudwire.com/incubus-two-new-eps-2015/
Sludge metal supergroup SUMAC, consisting of Aaron Turner of ISIS and Old Man Gloom fame and Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn, are streaming their first new song over at Exclaim.
The song, entitled 'Thorn in the Lion's Paw,' is taken from their upcoming debut album, The Deal, which is set to be released on February 3rd, 2015.
Russian Circles bassist Brian Cook also contributed to the album, although he is not, as of now, a full-time member of the band.
You can check it out here:
Floridian death metal legends Morbid Angel are done touring and are ready to write for their ninth studio album. After briefly dipping their toes into industrial territory on their critically acclaimed opus Illud Divinum Insanus, it's hard to say where the band will go from here.
Vocalist and bassist David Vincent said this in a recent interview with Planet Mosh TV:
“It’s time to write. Whatever it ends up being is whatever it ends up being. I don’t think about anything when I’m creating. It comes and that’s what happens.”
So the million dollar question is: will Morbid Angel expound on the nu-industrial movement they teased with 'Radikult', or will they go back to their true death metal roots? Unfortunately, only time will tell.
In the meantime, don't forget to check out the Illud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes compilation for your Morbid Angel fix!
Thursday, December 18th
French grindcore/death/sludge metal band Prognathe are streaming their new album Revelation Flesh at their official Bandcamp location.
The album was released on December 16 through Peccata Mundi Records.
Stream/"name your price" download the album here:
Influential German stoner/kraut-rock trio Colour Haze have unexpectedly released their 11th full-length album To The Highest Gods We Know as of 15th December. The release
comes after an announcement two weeks ago, with the band known to avoid social media.
The tracklist is as follows:
5. To the Highest Gods we Know
Two tracks from the album have been released online, a music video for 'Paradise' here:
and a Soundclound stream of 'Uberall' via The Obelisk:
Timisoara-based psychedelic rock quartet Methadone Skies have made their new album Eclectic Electric available for streaming and purchase on bandcamp.
Alternative rock group Imagine Dragons have released their second single from their upcoming album Smoke and Mirrors. The album is currently set for a February 17 release.
Stream the new track, 'Gold', here: