According to legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon, his current tour may very well be his last as he claims "showbiz doesn't hold any interest for me".
Speaking to the New York Times he said:
"It’s an act of courage to let go. I am going to see what happens if I let go. Then I’m going to see, who am I? Or am I just this person that was defined by what I did? And if that’s gone, if you have to make up yourself, who are you?"
Paul Simon released his thirteenth album Stranger To Stranger earlier this month to critical acclaim and is currently touring America before moving onto Europe in October.
UK prog metal quintet Novena, containing current and former members of Haken, Bleeding Oath and No Sin Evades His Gaze, are now streaming their debut EP Secondary Genesis ahead of its release on July 22. They are set to make their live debut at this weekend's UK Tech-Metal Fest.
Post-hardcore supergroup Sianvar (featuring members of Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, Stolas, and Hail The Sun) have released a music video for their new single "Omniphobia." Their forthcoming album Stay Lost is due out August 5.
Post metal legends, Neurosis, have been in the studio since December of 2015 working on the follow up album to 2012's Honor Found in Decay. They have recently announced that the album, Fires Within Fires, will be released on September 23rd via Neurot Recordings. This album release coincides with the bands 30 year anniversary as an active band.
Progressive rock band ORBS (featuring members from BTBAM, Fear Before and CoF) will be releasing their sophomore album on July 15, titled "Past Life Regression".
They have posted a new song on their Facebook page, listen to “Giving Tree Hanging Me" on soundcloud:
Disillusion front-man Andy Schmidt has been dropping hints and snippets of information for the better part of a year now concerning a new album.
Today he released information that a new album is definitely coming, and that it is coming soon. The following was posted on Disillusion's Facebook page today:
"Dear friends, today is a Great Day! After many years we have finally finished something NEW! Together with my dear friend and colleague Alexander Tscholakov from Tam Recordings - who has been such an amazing part of all Disillusion releases to date - we finalized the mix of new Disillusion material that is soon to come. I am so full of pride!! It all sounds great ... The mastering will be done tomorrow by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios and we're really excited about that. Great Day. Talk to you very soon.
Thank you all! Andy & Dis."
Disillusion have released two albums and two EPs. Their most recent album, 'Gl ...more
American electronic rock duo Death Spells have announced their debut album. The band, comprised of ex-MCR guitarist Frank Iero and ex-Get Up Kids member James Dewees, have released a new song from the album, which you can listen to below, entitled "Why Is Love so Dangerous?". The album, titled "Nothing Above, Nothing Below" is set for release on July 29th.
New Jersey Prog/Ska/Fusion septet Thank You Scientist have debuted the second new track from their upcoming album "Stranger Heads Prevail".
The Amateur Arsonist's Handbook offers more of Thank You Scientist's signature sound, featuring more of the violin, trumpet and saxophone to attempt to melt faces with instruments that do not typically melt faces.
"Stranger Heads Prevail" will be officially released on July 29th via Evil Ink Records, the label created by Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez.
Metalcore/post-hardcore group The Color Morale have dropped a new single, 'Walls'. The song is the lead single from their upcoming 5th album, Desolate Divine, which is set to release on August 19th. Check out the single below:
Norwegian progressive metal band In The Woods... have uploaded a new song called Cult of Shining Stars. It's featured on their upcoming record Pure, their first in 17 years which is slated for a mid September release.
Maxo Kream has just dropped his first mixtape in over a year, The Persona Tape. The mixtape features guest spots from Playboi Carti, Paul Wall and Rich the Kid as well as beats from Slug Christ, Tommy Kruise and Ryan ESL.
2. Big Worm
4. Hit Man
5. Smash feat. Paul Wall
7. Coming Down
8. Out the Door
9. Smoking Break
10. Talking Shit feat. D Flowers
12. Spike Lee feat. Rich the Kid & Playboi Carti
13. None of Y'all
Stream and Download The Persona Tape:
Originally recorded in 2004, The Gathering just released to their Bandcamp page the featured soundtrack to Passengers In Time: The Musical History Tour, a conceptual book of study of the musical history of Europe that comes with an interactive software and music composed by the band to accompany it. The album has been described by TG as a more experimental and ambient piece, deriving inspiration from trip-hop, soundtrack music and European influences.
"It's a nice and somewhat experimental release and fun for you Gathering lovers to check it out. But mind you, this is not an official Gathering release. It's a small piece in the big jigsaw puzzle of Wim and his companions. Nevertheless, it's nice to add to your collection."
Ukrainian alternative metallers Septa have released second single 'Red Code' from their upcoming third album 'Sounds Like Murder'. Album will be released this Fall with thirteen songs on board, and will continue concept started with band's debut album 'The Lover'.
Song is available at Bandcamp: septa.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-like-murder
German fretted / fretless guitarist a.k.a. Fountainhead, who contributed to Obscura's latest album Akróasis, have released a new instrumental track 'Ascension'. The track will be featured on his upcoming new album, entitled Reverse Engineering, which will be released on August 1st.
Crunk veterans BrokeNCYDE have released a new song from an as of yet untitled new album. This new song is titled "Bout It" and it comes only a short four months after their most recent album "All Grown Up" was released. The song continues the group's abrupt transition into a more trap based sound.
Epilepsy Warning: Video has strobe lights and various colored lights flashing, if you are photosensitive, watching is not recommended.
Of Mice & Men have announced the name and release date of their upcoming fourth album. Titled Cold World, it is set to be released on September 9th. Along with this announcement comes a single, 'Pain', released along with a music video. You can watch it below.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler stated on the Howard Stern show that the band has been planning on embarking on a farewell tour in 2017, and afterward, would retire. He did not rule out making one more studio album.
The band is nearly 50 years old, and breakup rumors had been circulating for years. Tyler has also been working on a country music solo album, which will be released in July, to the chagrin of his bandmates.
Read more here: http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/06/aerosmith-announce-their-impending-breakup/
UK group Pretty Addicted have released the first single from their upcoming third album, due out later this year. While details from the album have yet to be released, the track, entitled "Choose Your Poison", is available now for streaming and purchase via the band's Bandcamp page.
Buy the track here: https://prettyaddicted.bandcamp.com/track/choose-your-poison