As many of you may have deduced, the highly anticipated electronic project between Sputnik legends Dalton DuBois (ASnideRemark) and Andrew Gold (Insurrection) - Ice in the Sky - has been dropped. Conflicting schedules and personal dilemmas did not work in our favor, unfortunately. We both are as devastated as you are about this news, that I can promise.
But with this harrowing news comes a silver lining. The dynamic duo has another ambitious project in the works: A metalcore cover of Kelly Clarkson's 'Behind These Hazel Eyes'.
Yours truly will handle instrumentals and production, Dalton DuBois will take care of the harsh vocals, and newcomer Cassandra Padley will grace us with her clean singing. It will be the first collaboration of this nouveau three-way, and hopefully not the last.
In other news, an Andrew Gold EP should be expected sometime in early 2015. As for Mr. Snide, he has no other future musical endeavors planned... for now. more
Dustin Kensrue of Thrice fame has announced the title, track listing, and release date for his latest upcoming solo album. The spiritual follow-up to 2007's Please Come Home, the album, entitled Carry the Fire, will be released on April 21st, 2015 via Staple Records/Vagrant Records.
For the official press release and other information, visit his website:
2. Back to Back
4. There’s Something Dark
5. Death or Glory
6. In the Darkness
7. Of Crows and Crowns
9. What Beautiful Things
10. Carry the Fire
The supergroup fronted by Symphony X's vocalist Russell Allen released a cover for the track "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" on YouTube, promoting the upcoming album Dearly Departed.
The album will contain covers and rarities, and will be released the 10th of February. The tracklist is as follows:
1. Snortin' Whiskey (Pat Travers)
2. Dearly Departed (Radio Edit)
3. The Devil Went Down To Georgia (Charlie Daniels Band)
4. Crystal Clear (Acoustic Version)
5. Black Sabbath Medley (Black Sabbath)
6. Whatever Gets You Through the Night (previously unreleased)
7. Angel Sky (Acoustic W/Band)
8. All on the Line (Acoustic Version)
9. Tie Your Mother Down (Queen)
Listen to "The Devil Went Down To Georgia":
Full article with links to buy Dearly Departed: http://adrenalinemob.com/events/dearly-departed/
Cambridge, MA indie-pop darlings Passion Pit have teased a new album, titled Kindred, on
their website, which now redirects to a site called kindredalbum.com. Pitchfork reports the album will be released in April on Columbia.
Watch the twelve-second video announcement here: http://www.kindredalbum.com/
Goth-folk singer Chelsea Wolfe announced on her website that she will be releasing her new album, entitled Abyss, sometime in 2015. The specific release date hasn't been announced, but what is confirmed is that the album will be released through Sargent House.
Two summers ago our lord and saviour Jeff Rosenstock released a seven-inch single that came with bonus tracks emailed to those in the "Summer Seven Club." One of these tracks was an acoustic teaser of 'Nausea', which Rosenstock has now released as the first single from his upcoming solo debut, We Cool?.
The full version of 'Nausea' comes with a music video showcasing Rosenstock's truly incredible digestive tract.
Voivod are strengthening their ties with the European extreme metal scene. After the co-headlining US tour with Napalm Death which is already set in motion, the acclaimed French-Canadians will release a split 7'' EP with At The Gates on April 7 (Record Store Day).
To that end, Voivod's contribution is the song "We Are Connected" which is streaming at the official YouTube channel of Century Media Records.
Ex-RHCP guitar prodigy John Frusciante has revealed a new project that sees him embracing acid house under the moniker Trickfinger. The self-titled debut is set to be out in early April through Acid Test.
Regarding the new direction, Frusciante mentioned: “I started being serious about following my dream to make electronic music, and to be my own engineer, five years ago. For the 10 years prior to that, I had been playing guitar along with a wide range of different types of programmed synthesizer and sample-based music, emulating what I heard as best as I could. I found that the languages machines forced programmers to think in had caused them to discover a new musical vocabulary.
“In 2007, I started to learn how to program all the instruments we associate with acid house music and some other hardware. For about seven months I didn’t record anything. Then I started recording, playing 10 or so synced machines through a small mixer into a CD burner. T ...more
Minsk are ending a 6-year hiatus with the release of a new full-length affair through Relapse Records.
The album, whose art and track list can be seen below, is titled The Crash and the Draw and it will be officially available on April 7. Afterwards, the band will embark on a European tour.
1. To The Initiate
2. Within And Without
3. Onward Procession I. These Longest Of Days
4. Onward Procession II. The Soil Calls
5. Onward Procession III. The Blue Hour
6. Onward Procession IV. Return, The Heir
8. The Way Is Through
9. To You There Is No End
10. To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure
11. When The Walls Fell
During a recent appearance at the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, guitarist Kerry King revealed [as transcribed by Blabbermouth], “We just pretty much got done recording.
We’re gonna go in for, like, ten days at the end of this run … and record some more stuff. We’ve got enough for a record now. We’re just gonna go in and record some more, ’cause we have time. And that
should be out early next year.”
Slayer have teased fans in recent months with photos from the studio, but it looks like their days at Henson Recording Studio are winding down. The band has been working closely with producer Terry Date on
the disc and earlier this year they unleashed the new song ‘Implode‘ at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, wetting the appetites of their fans.
The veteran metallers will have a new sound on their next album with drummer Paul Bostaph, who returned to the band to replace Dave Lombardo. Meanwh ...more
Soundi magazine reports that Wintersun and Kai Hahto hvae announced the drummer's indefinite departure, citing his drumming duties on Nightwish as the reason. Hahto's seat in Wintersun will be filled on
tours by Timo Häkkinen (Sotajumala).
The band emphasizes that this is only a temporary solution, and that Hahto will return to the band at a later date. Hahto's "farewell concerts" happened at the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which took
place in January.
Source (in finnish): http://www.soundi.fi/uutiset/wintersunia-tahdittaa-uusi-rumpali-ainakin-toistaiseksi
Last week, Anthrax offered up a toast to the late Dimebag Darrell on his birthday, but also revealed that they were in the studio to work on their new album. The band
didn’t waste any time getting to work as a new video has surfaced showing that they have indeed begun laying down new music.
In the short video posted below, guitarist Scott Ian teases the fact that recording has begun with an intro leading into a chaotic recording opening. But the clip
quickly fades to black after a second or two of Charlie Benante‘s drums, Ian’s guitar and Frank Bello‘s bass.
The group is currently working with producer Jay Ruston on the follow-up to their 2011 release ‘Worship Music.’ Along with the trio of Ian, Benante and Bello, the group
also features lead vocalist Joey Belladonna and guitarist Jon Donais.
The band has been writing and demoing material over the past few months and plan to record right through the holida ...more
English garage rock duo Drenge have recently released a new song to Youtube, entitled 'We Can Do What We Want'. The song is taken from their forthcoming album Undertow, ehich is due for release on April 6th of this year, and it is currently available for pre-order.
You can listen to the new track here:
You can also pre-order Undertow on CD and vinyl here:
Dutch stoner rock band Moosedriver have just released their debut EP on their official Bandcamp page:
For those curious, the band describes their sound as:
Moosedriver. Nothing fancy, no pretensions. The classic three-piece line-up implies: simple music, with recognizable melodies, structure and groove. Rock n roll!
Blink-182 have announced that they are playing the Musink Festival in March 2015 with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba as a fill-in for founding member Tom DeLonge, after a public spat that began January 26.
The dispute began when Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker released a press statement, in which they revealed that DeLonge's manager had told them that he "didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinetly, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors". However, DeLonge promptly responded with a post to his Facebook page, stataing that he "never quit the band".
In response, Hoppus and Barker conducted an interview with Rolling Stone in which they accused DeLonge of being disinterested in Blink-182, as well as "disrespectful and ungrateful" behavior, stating that he was in fact no longer a part of the band. After a further statement by DeLonge in which he lodged his own accusations against the band, their f ...more
On April 14, Calexico will release a brand new album, entitled Edge Of The Sun. It features input from various artists such as Neko Case, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam, Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, DeVotchka's Nick Urata, Gaby Moreno and Mexican artist Carla Morrison, among others. The record will be out through Anti-/City Slang.
Regarding the new effort, Joey Burns stated that "The ‘edge of the sun’ could be coming from the direction of darkness seeking light, or riding the line between both. Which side of this edge are you on? Traversing along the edge of the sun, that to me feels closest to what this album is and what the band has been, and where we are with this international makeup of musicians. Madrid, Nashville, Tucson, El Paso, Berlin; it’s an eclectic mix. All in all, this album is about pushing through the blue to brighter days. Calexico has always had that element of hope, going back and forth between a positive outlook and embracing desperate or dar ...more
Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Watson (and his eponymous band) has released a new single this week, entitled 'Turn Into the Noise', which will be appearing on the second half of the American television program The Walking Dead's fifth season. The singer's 'Noisy Sunday' track had previously appeared in the show.
Watson states he loves composing for cinema and television, and additionally announced that the track will be appearing on his upcoming solo album, Love Songs for Robots, scheduled for release this spring.
He described the album as in the same spirit as the song itself, in that it is much less folk-influenced than his previous works, and slightly R&B-induced and inspired by science-fiction.
'Turn Into the Noise' is currently available on iTunes, and you can catch the preview in which it is featured here:
Famous Greek vocalist and bass player of the prog act Aphrodite's Child, died today in Athens, Greece at the age of 68 from illness.
Roussos began his carreer at the age of 17 when he joined the band The Idols. There he met Vangelis and formed Aphrodite's Child which recorded three albums and achieved major success in Europe. He then started his solo career where he topped UK charts in 1976 with his song "Forever and Ever"
Poison The Well have announced that they will be reuniting to play the Skate and Surf Festival, which runs through May 16 and 17 in Astbury Park, NJ.
The statement on their Facebook page hinted at there being the possibility of more
after the festival:
"We’re playing Surf and Skate Festival in New Jersey. We’ll probably play some more shows and make another record. Well, actually we may not do any of that stuff, but we wanted to cover our asses and make sure we admitted to each cliche ahead of time".
Poison The Well has been on hiatus since 2010, when the members separated to pursue other opportunities.
The third album from Title Fight, Hyperview, is now streaming over at NPR Music's First Listen.
Scheduled to release on February 3rd, the new album expands Title Fight's horizons of punk to a whole new level, with hints of past LP's beneath the layers of sound throughout the shoegaze-influenced album. This band has been known to constantly expand upon the punk genre, and by the looks of it, aren't slowing down anytime soon.
You can stream Hyperview here:
Phil Elverum, better known under his project Mount Eerie, is streaming his new album, Sauna, over at NPR.
Sauna is Elverum's latest full-length studio album since he released both Clear Moon and Ocean Roar in 2012, though he hasn't remained quiet since those releases. Two 7"s were released in 2012, along with a compilation of remixed songs in the form of Pre-Human Ideas in 2013. As well as numerous live recordings and a flexi-disc released last year, entitled Emptiness (which appears on the new album),
Phil has been consistently warming our hearts, and now the man has blessed us with Sauna, almost an hour's worth of brand new material.
Vacaville's rock band Papa Roach now have their latest album, entitled F.E.A.R, streaming in full length over on Youtube. The album was officially released on the 23th of January via Eleven Seven Music.
The album features appearances from Royce da 5'9" on the track 'Warriors', as well as In This Moment's Maria Brink, who provides guest vocals on the track 'Gravity'.
Stream the album via Eleven Seven Music here: