Thursday, December 18th

Methadone Skies unveil new LP 7 replies

Timisoara-based psychedelic rock quartet Methadone Skies have made their new album Eclectic Electric available for streaming and purchase on bandcamp.

https://methadoneskies.bandcamp.com/album/eclectic-electric



Imagine Dragons release new single 44 replies

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:

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Astrokraut stream debut album 4 replies

German psychedelic/progressive/kraut-rock band Astrokraut are streaming their self titled debut album on their official bandcamp page

You can check it out here:
http://astrokraut.bandcamp.com/album/astrokraut



Wednesday, December 17th

Sekte stream debut album 1 replies

Dutch ambient/ritual/black metal band Sekte are streaming their debut album Doodsrituelen at their official Bandcamp location.

The album is out since November 20, courtesy of The Throat Records.

Stream the album here:
http://sekte.bandcamp.com/album/doodsrituelen



Fair to Midland side project announced 10 replies

After a silence lasting nearly two years - the last proper update was posted in March 2013 - Fair to Midland's Facebook account has been revived, if only briefly, to reveal the new project of keyboardist Matt Langley and ex-drummer Brett Stowers.

The brief status reads:
"Check out Brett and Matt's new project Erstwhile! New music coming in 2015!"

Followed by a link to the Facebook page of new band Erstwhile, whose members include former
members of Fair To Midland, Edgewater, and Low Gear." The band is set to hit the studio to record their first album in 2015.

Although no definitive statement on the status of Fair to Midland still has been released, judging by the fact that most members have moved on to other projects - and the fact that Matt Langley is referred to as a "former" Fair to Midland member despite never officially leaving the band - it would be safe to assume a reunion isn't in the cards an ...more



Korn vs Type 1 Diabetes 39 replies

Korn have released a new song to help raise funds for JDRF, to fight type 1 diabetes.

The track, 'So Unfair', highlights the struggle of Jonathan Davis's own son, Zeppelin, who suffers from the
condition and is available for a limited time. Donators will also have the chance to fly to Bakersfield, CA with a
friend and help Davis write and record a song in his private recording studio.

More information available here:
http://www.jdrf.org.uk/news/latest-news/korn-singer-gives-hope-to-son-with-exclusive-song-for-jdrf-

Donate, download the song and enter the competition here:
https://www.rallysong.com/korn



New Ensiferum album 20 replies

Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum have announced their upcoming sixth studio album, titled One Man Army. The band decided to take a different approach to recording the record, using predominantly analog recording.

Bassist Sami Hinkka said of the album:

"Recording process was long, hard, rewarding and full of incredible moments. Instruments were actually played and left as they were instead of creating tracks from hundreds of different takes, moving them to the grid and modifying things. Of course computers were used but overall we made everything as analog as possible. Listeners can experience a better sound and natural groove, something that we think most metal albums lack these days. Overall, the album sounds much more like a band playing live rather than ‘midi-metal'".

One Man Army is slated to be released on February 24, 2015 via Metal Blade Records.

The album art can be viewed below:

http://www ...more



Whalerider stream debut album 2 replies

German psych/stoner/doom metal band Whalerider are streaming their debut album Thanatos at their official Bandcamp location.

The album was released on November 14 as an independent endeavor.

Stream the album here:
http://whalerider.bandcamp.com/album/thanatos



Apex Shrine stream debut LP 1 replies

St. Louis MI '70s blues/hard rock band Apex Shrine are streaming their debut album Home Baked at their official Bandcamp location.

The album is an independent release since December 11.

Stream/"name your price" download the album here:
http://apexshrine.bandcamp.com/album/home-baked



Kendrick Lamar performs new track 74 replies

As it nears its series finale, The Colbert Report brought in West-Coast hip hop performer
Kendrick Lamar on Tuesday night to reveal a second new track from his upcoming album.

The track, which Lamar called 'Untitled', displays many similarities to his previous single 'i' in that the production is heavily jazz influenced. The untitled track was backed by a live band featuring jazz musician Thundercat and soul artist Bilal. The track is rumored to have been produced by Astronote.

Have a listen here:

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Alimony release new song 1 replies

Philadelphia pop-punk band Alimony have released a new song, entitled 'Leave Everything To Me'.

According to their Facebook page, the song will be made available in early 2015 as a single with an as-of-yet unreleased B-side.

You can listen to the track here:

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CHON sign to Sumerian Records 17 replies

Instrumental outfit CHON have announced via their Facebook page that they have signed to Sumerian Records. In the post, the band revealed they are currently in the studio working on their full-length debut album, slated for a Q1 2015 release.

GUYS. We are insanely stoked to announce that we've joined Sumerian Records!! We have cooked up some incredible things for 2015 and beyond. Look out for our debut album to be released early 2015. :)

https://www.facebook.com/musicofchon



Tuesday, December 16th

Decemberists reease new material 9 replies

Indie folk band The Decemberists recently released two new lyric videos for songs from their upcoming album, entitled What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.

The album is scheduled to be released on January 20th, 2015.

Lake Song:

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The Wrong Year

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You can also pre-order the album in various formats and buy tickets for the band's upcoming tour here:
www.decemberists.com



Moody Bidoofs stream new album 1 replies

Canadian based supergroup Moody Bidoofs now have their critically acclaimed, self-titled
album streaming on Bandcamp. Rumours have been floating around claiming the concept behind this release would be some child-oriented franchise that has it's origin in Japan.

You can pick up the album for 5$


https://moodybidoofs.bandcamp.com/album/moody-bidoofs



Electric Wizard announce tour 17 replies

Famed British stoner doom act Electric Wizard revealed on Monday that they will embark on their first North American tour since 2002, starting on March 31.

The quartet will hit both American coasts, two Midwestern cities and three Canadian cities on the 16-date trek. Virginia punk/metal hybrid Satan's Satyrs will be the support.

Tour dates:

3/31 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
4/1 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
4/2 Webster Hall - New York, NY
4/3 Royale - Boston, MA
4/4 Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
4/5 Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON
4/7 Metro - Chicago, IL
4/8 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
4/10 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
4/11 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
4/13 Neumos - Seattle, WA
4/14 Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
4/15 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
4/17 Slims - San Francisco, CA
4/18 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
4/19 ...more



R&R Hall of Fame 2015 41 replies

Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will all join the class of
2015 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held in Cleveland on April 15th, 2015.

Jett was surprised by the news, "It's surreal and humble", she said. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was enthusiastic about the news and said the band would try
to overcome their hiatus to perform at the ceremony. This news comes after the bassist Mike Dirnt's wife's ongoing battle with breast cancer and just a week after
second guitarist Jason White was diagnosed with tonsil cancer. Laurie Anderson has yet to comment on the induction of her deceased husband.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/green-day-lou-reed-joan-jett-ringo-starr-lead-2015-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-20141216



Fall Out Boy debut new video 47 replies

Pop rock band Fall Out Boy have released the video for the title track from their upcoming album, American Beauty/American Psycho.

This is the second song released so far from the new album, which is currently scheduled for a January 19th release.

See it here:

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Monday, December 15th

Modest Mouse release the first single from their new album 107 replies

Indie rock band Modest Mouse have released their first single from their upcoming album Strangers to Ourselves. The song, entitled 'Lampshades on Fire' was first streamed on The Current, an NPR-based radio station.

You can check it out here:
http://www.thecurrent.org/listen/minnesota/the_current/features/2014/12/15/modest_mouse_lampshades_on_fire_20141215



Krimh streams new LP 8 replies

Austrian, one-man progressive metal band Krimh (aka Kerim Lechner) is streaming his new album Krihmera at his official Bandcamp page.

The album was independently released on the 10th of December.

Stream the album here:
http://krimh.bandcamp.com/album/krimhera



Enslaved detail upcoming album, announce tour 43 replies

Norwegian legends Enslaved have announced the details for their upcoming thirteenth studio album, entitled In Times. Artwork has been provided by longtime collaborator and "sixth Enslaved member" Truls Espedal, who has provided the artwork for every Enslaved album since 2001's Monumension.

The album will be released on March 6, 2015 in Europe and March 10, 2015 in North America. The album was produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson, and Herbrand Larsen along with Iver Sandøy; mixing was completed by Jens Bogren. In Times will have a running length of 53 minutes.

Guitarist and primary composer Ivar Bjørnson says of the album:
"I do think this new album is the most consistent body of work we have so far: It incorporates our ‘blacker’ past with our influences from prog rock, our present sense of absolute freedom, and the joy of being in this band, if that makes any sense… Ha, ha, ha. It is higher in energy, more ...more



New Enter Shikari video 21 replies

British post-hardcore band Enter Shikari have uploaded a new track/video onto YouTube titled
"Slipshod". The song is set to appear on their 4th LP "The Mindsweep" as an itunes bonus track,
which will be released on 19th January 2015.

The video can be viewed here:

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Periphery drops another song 63 replies

Progressive metal band Periphery released another song today, entitled '22 Faces'. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, Juggernaut: Alpha.

Listen below:

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Callisto release second single 2 replies

Post-metal / progressive rock band Callisto have released the second single off their upcoming album Secret Youth, entitled 'Pale Pretender'.

The new album will be released January 30, 2015.

You can check out the new song here:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-callisto-pale-pretender/



New Mike Will Made-It mixtape 12 replies

In between producing hits for Nicki Minaj, Jeezy, and Rae Sremmurd, Mike Will finishes his 2014
with a new mixtape, Ransom. The follow-up to 2013′s #MikeWiLLBeenTriLL. The
mixtape features 2 Chainz, Chief Keef, Juicy J, Gucci Mane, RiFF RAFF, ILoveMakonnen, Migos,
and Future.

Tracklist:
1.Intro ft. Big Sean
2.Fuck You Expect (feat. Jace)
3.Someone To Love (feat. 2 Chainz, Cap1 / Skooly)
4.Drinks On Us (feat. Swae Lee / Future)
5.Game For a Lame (feat. Fortune 5 / Bankroll Fresh)
6.Stop-Start (feat. Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, Peewee Longway)
7.Money Long (feat. Key! / LightSkinMac11)
8.Choppin Blades (feat. RiFF RAFF / Slim Jxmmi)
9.That Got Damn (Freestyle) [feat. Swae Lee, Jace, Andrea]
10.DcYoungFly Speaks
11.Screen Door (feat. Bankroll Fresh)
12.Don't Trust (feat. Juicy J)
13.Swerve (feat. I LOVE MAKONNEN )
14.Buy The World
15.Change (feat. E ...more



Chief Keef & Kanye West collaborate 31 replies

Chief Keef was dropped by Interscope less than two months ago, and he’s already dropped two mixtapes and is planning to release an album on his own tomorrow. The album features a new collaboration with Kanye West, who previously collaborated with Keef in 2012 on the remix to 'I Don't Like' and in 2013 on 'Hold My Liquor' with Justin Vernon.

Check the new track, 'Nobody', here:

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New Storm Daughter EP 1 replies

The post-rock/progressive project, Storm Daughter, has released its second self-titled EP for Christmas. Storm Daughter II is a three-track offering that is described as "a festive offering,
albeit more for the occasion than directly related to it" - in short, the EP is intended to celebrate Christmas, although it is not particularly Christmassy in itself.

Storm Daughter is the solo project of Johnny King, and its entire discography is available for free online. You can download Storm Daughter II at this link:

http://stormdaughter.bandcamp.com/album/storm-daughter-ii



Cretin stream new LP 2 replies

Californian grindcore band Cretin are streaming their new album Stranger at their official Bandcamp location.

The band's first album in 8 years was released on December 9 through Relapse Records.
Stream the album here:

http://cretin.bandcamp.com/album/stranger



Confession post new video 6 replies

Australian metalcore group Confession have released a new music video for their song 'March 23', taken from their recent full-length album Life And Death.

You can check the video out here:

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Marilyn Manson reveals Deep Six 41 replies

Marilyn Manson revealed the first official single off his upcoming 9th studio effort, The Pale Emperor, due out on January 20. 'Deep Six' can be downloaded instantly, along with 'Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge', when the album is pre-ordered.

Listen to 'Deep Six' here:

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Sunday, December 14th

D'Angelo completes new album 18 replies

D'Angelo has revealed the completion of his first album since 2000's Voodoo,
entitled Black Messiah. The album will be unveiled in full at a listening party in
New York on December 14. That same day, the first single from the album, 'Sugar
Daddy', will be released as a free download at midnight.

Pictures of the album have surfaced on Twitter, alongside the unconfirmed release date of December 16.

http://www.stereogum.com/1724761/dangelo-announces-long-anticipated-third-lp-black-messiah/video/


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