Tuesday, May 24th

Russian Circles debut new song 5 replies

Russian Circles have announced the release of Guidance, their 6th studio album, on August 5. It was recorded by Converge's guitar player, Kurt Ballou, marking the band's first collaboration with him.

Listen to 'Vorel', the first track off Guidance below:



Artwork, comments on 'Vorel' and the US tour dates can be found at the following link: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-russian-circles-new-cinematic-instrumental-vorel-20160523



Sunday, May 22nd

Another new Thrice track 31 replies

American post-hardcore/alternative rock band Thrice have released another new track ahead of the release of the new record 'To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere' May 27 via Vagrant.
Check out 'Death From Above':




Volbeat Seals The Deal With Lyric Video 7 replies

Hard rock/heavy metal band Volbeat out of Copenhagen, Denmark have released a lyric video on their official YouTube channel for the song "Seal The Deal", the third song unveiled so far from their upcoming album "Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie" due for release on June 3rd.




R.I.P. Nick Menza 76 replies

Nick Menza, former drummer for thrash/heavy metal band Megadeth, has passed away at the age of 51. Initial reports say that heart failure is to blame for his death.

Menza played drums and percussion for Megadeth from 1989-1998, as well as recording for some of their most well known albums such as Rust in Peace and Countdown to Extinction.





Saturday, May 21st

New Willow Smith, Michael Cera 52 replies

Willow Smith has released a new track, twentyfortyeight 2.0, produced by supernerd Michael Cera.


http://www.papermag.com/willow-smith-and-michael-cera-just-dropped-the-dreamiest-track-of-2016-1805593219.html



Say Anything's new music video 19 replies

American pop-punk band Say Anything have released music video to the song "Give a Damn" from their newest album I Don't Think It Is.

Watch the video below







New Alaskalana Reissue and EP 0 replies

Puerto Rico-based experimental outfit Alaskalana has released the remastered version of her first full-length record 'Costra/Cumbre' and she's also released a little 'instrumental hip-hop/trip hop' EP. Stream and download them below.

Costra/Cumbre reissue:

http://www.alaskalananana.bandcamp.com/album/costra-cumbre-remastered

Marisma EP:

http://www.alaskalananana.bandcamp.com/album/marisma-ep



New Silent Planet single 15 replies

Whatever-sub-genre-of-metalcoreband Silent Planet released the first single from their upcoming album. The record is called 'Everything Is Sound' and will be released on July 1st via Solid State Records.

Tracklist:
1. Inherit the Earth
2. Psychescape
3. Dying in Circles
4. Understanding Love As Loss
5. Tout Comprendre
6. Panic Room
7. REDIVIDEЯ
8. Nervosa
9. C'est Tout Pardonner
10. Orphan
11. No Place to Breathe
12. First Father
13. Inhabit the Wound

Check out the video for 'Panic Room' here:




Hangman Drop New Single 3 replies

Sydney mathcore/metalcore/post-hardcore trio and live circuit staples Hangman have dropped a new single, Hours. Taken from their upcoming album "No Ashes In Our Autumn Bloom", the track marks the first release in three years from the group, and the first since a major lineup shuffle in 2014.
The record is due out next month on Noisebleed Records.




Joey Jordison's other new band 34 replies

Less than a week after unveiling Vimic, Joey Jordison has released a new track from his latest project, Sinsaenum, which features in its lineup Jordison on drums, Attila Csihar of Mayhem/Sunn O))) and Sean Zatorsky of Chimaira/Dååth on vocals, Frédéric Leclercq of DragonForce on guitar and Heimoth of SETH on bass. The second guitarist featured in the music video has not been named yet. The new song, "Army of Chaos", can be heard below and a full length has been announced with the title Echoes of the Tortured.
The album is expected to drop on July 29 via Peccatum Records.




Friday, May 20th

New Despised Icon Video 32 replies

The Icon is back!

Listen to Despised Icon’s first new song in seven years, “BEAST”.

Their upcoming album “BEAST“ is out July 22nd worldwide on Nuclear Blast Records.



You can preorder the album now:
Nuclear Blast Worldwide: http://nblast.de/DespisedIconBeastNB
Indiemerch: http://www.indiemerch.com/despisedicon/
Impericon: http://smarturl.it/DI-impericon



New P.O.S. single 10 replies

Doomtree emcee/producer P.O.S. has released new track called 'Wave' featuring Moncelas Boston and Sophia Eris. This is his second track after successful kidney transplant, the first being 'sleepdrone/superposition'.

P.O.S. is currently working on his new LP due out early next year.

Check out 'Wave':
www.http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/05/p-o-s-flexes-his-flow-on-new-single-wave-featuring-moncelas-boston-and-sophia-eris-listen/



R.I.P. John Berry 19 replies

Founding member of Beastie Boys, John Berry IV, died on at 7:30 a.m. on May 19th. He was 52 years old, and had been suffering from frontal lobe dementia. His condition had worsened in recent months.

Read more here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/original-beastie-boys-member-john-berry-dead-at-52-20160519



The Fall of Troy release OK#2 42 replies

The Fall of Troy, having recently released 'OK' last month after a six year hiatus, has suddenly released a second LP, entitled 'OK#2'. The band stated on their website, thefalloftroy.com:

A note about OK#2:

More art is always better, we think.

When we were making this album, we wanted to do a few things we haven’t had the chance to do previously in our career; work with multiple artists, work with multiple producers, and work only for our fans.

We understood when working on this album that everyone hears The Fall of Troy differently. We would like to respect that, and you, as much as possible.

So, here is a different take of the album, with a different take on the artwork. OK#2 represents a different version of us; the raw fury you hear at our shows and our earlier albums.

If you would like to continue to support, pay us what you want, or don't. This is for you.

The album, just l ...more



Gojira post second single 58 replies

French death metal band Gojira released a new track named "Silvera". Following "Stranded," it is the second single for their upcoming release, Magma, which will be available June 16th, 2016.





Skillet premiere new single, album news 47 replies

Active rock chartoppers Skillet have announced that their eight studio album, titled "Unleashed" will release on August 5 via Atlantic Records.

The band also dropped a new single, "Feel Invincible," which can be heard below.





The Hotelier stream new album 66 replies

Massachusetts-based emo trio The Hotelier are now streaming their latest album "Goodness" ahead of its May 27th release date. Following the link will take you to a long story pertaining to the band. The stream can be found at the end.

http://www.stereogum.com/featured/anarchy-in-worcester-mass/



Dashboard Confessional return 9 replies

Dashboard Confessional have released their first new song in seven years, entitled "May". It is the first track that the Florida emo band have released since their sixth studio album, Alter the Ending, in 2009. Frontman Chris Carrabba has stated his desire for the band to return to their original acoustic roots.




Thursday, May 19th

Autechre Release New Album 106 replies

UK electronic superstars Autechre have released 4 hours of new material in the form of 5 separate EP's titled elseq 1-5. This release follows an uncharacteristic official release of live material from their most recent tour, making it the first studio material released by the duo since the release of Exai and the accompanying L-Event EP in 2013.

Purchase and listen to snippets of the new album via the official Autechre webstore: https://autechre.bleepstores.com/



Dawn of Ashes stream album 1 replies

Recently reformed industrial black metal act Dawn of Ashes are now streaming their comeback album Theophany via Revolver. The album, their first since their 2013 album Anathema and initial breakup the same year, is out tomorrow (May 20) via Metropolis Records.

Stream the album here:

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/dawn-of-ashes-premiere-new-album-theophany.html



Insomnium reveal new album 47 replies

Melodic death metal band, Insomnium, have revealed their upcoming concept album, Winter's Gate, which is set to be released September 23rd 2016 through Century Media Records along with a book written by Niilo Sevänen built around this album. The record is a concept album, which is an epic 40-minute song.

The band also posted this to their Facebook page:

"We have been forging a very special release during the last months. Winter’s Gate is a concept album that is made of one epic 40 minute song. The album is built around a short story Winter’s Gate (Talven portti in Finnish) by Niilo Sevänen, which won awards and nominations in Finland back in 2007 and 2008. It’s a story about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west from Ireland, even though the winter is drawing near. The full story is released together with the album as a book that has the tale in English, Finnish and German – illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.&q ...more



First Fragment stream Dasein 4 replies

Canadian technical death metal band First Fragment is streaming their debut album Dasein on Metal Injection. The album will officially be released on May 20th via Unique Leader Records.

Stream Dasein here: http://www.metalinjection.net/av/full-album-stream/first-fragments-tech-death-opus-dasein



Astronoid debuts lyrics video 8 replies

Boston 'dream thrash' project Astronoid has premiered the second track off their debut album Air via Metal Injection.

http://www.metalinjection.net/av/astronoid-premieres-its-cosmic-devin-townsend-esque-new-song-up-and-atom

Air will be released through Finland/USA label Blood Music on June 10th, 2016.





Wednesday, May 18th

RATM post countdown clock 47 replies

Influential rap-metal quartet Rage Against the Machine have begun to direct fans to a mysterious website called http://www.prophetsofrage.com. The website, named after a Public Enemy song, has fueled rumours of a reunion, while Chuck D has been posting images of RATM's London show from 2010.

A spokesperson for the band has moved to quash rumours of a reunion, though, claiming that while members of the band are involved, "This is not a RAGE-specific reunion," implying that this is instead a new project featuring members of Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy.

The countdown is expected to end on May 31. More details will likely be revealed then.

More information: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/fans-expecting-imminent-rage-against-the-machine-reunion-will-be-disappointed/

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/prophets-of-rage-is-not-a-rage-against-the-machine-reunion-20160518



Zygoma unleashes new album 4 replies

Belgian metalcore/hardcore group Zygoma (formerly The Zygoma Disposal) have unleashed their new album, The Highest Court.

The album was recorded solo by the band over the course of ten months, during which they played multiple shows with groups such as The Hirsch Effekt.

The Highest Court features a total of 8 new tracks and is now available for streaming on YouTube or Bandcamp.





RIP Adrian Guerra 14 replies

Former Bell Witch drummer/vocalist Adrian Guerra has passed away, as announced by the band's record label Profound Lore. He was 36.

The post can be read here: https://www.facebook.com/profoundlorerecords/posts/1083780648336639?__mref=message_bubble

No cause of death has been announced, though it is rumored to be cardiac arrest.

Guerra left the band in 2015 after working on Four Phantoms.





Alive Like Me Announces Hiatus 7 replies

Rise Records band Alive Like Me announced that they will be going on an indefinite hiatus. The band stated that they needed to take a break from touring and writing music altogether. Alive Like Me had only released one album, titled Yours Forever. The hiatus was inevitable as the vocalist (Jairus Kersey) stated that he wasn't in the band as of March 29, 2016 and the guitarist (Dakota Dufloth) revealed his departure on March 30, 2016.

Read their official Facebook statement here:
https://www.facebook.com/AliveLikeMe/photos/a.506813669380273.1073741828.498665393528434/1086662711395363/?type=3

Read Dakota Dufloth's departure here:
https://www.facebook.com/dakota.dufloth/posts/1147371251959965

Jarius Kersey's announcement:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDgxBXjC8Ei/

Stream/Listen to their singles here:

Our Time Down Here:



Sylosis frontman releases solo album 15 replies

Josh Middleton, guitarist and vocalist for Sylosis, has released his solo project. The drums on the record were written and performed by Craig Reynolds (Stray from the Path). You can check out a part of the making of here:




And buy the album here:
http://joshmiddleton.com/product/hollowed-out-planetoid-album-digital-download-wav/



New Animal Collective, Live! 15 replies

After deciding against cancelling, and performing in Asheville, North Carolina, the band Animal Collective have decided to release two live albums, which are remastered versions of two live shows, one at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, CA, and one at the O2 Ritz Manchester, UK.

The albums are in a "pay-what-you-want" format on their official Bandcamp page, and all of the proceedings will go to Progress NC, an organization currently fighting against the controversial HB2 law that attacks the rights of LGBT+ individuals.

You can see the whole statement here:

https://www.facebook.com/anmlcollective/photos/a.429708291020.215919.8041111020/10153409261986021/

The streams/downloads can be found here:

https://anmlcollectve.bandcamp.com/




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