Tuesday, May 26th
German vintage heavy rock band Lucifer have aired a video for a new song, titled "Izrael", at the official YouTube channel of Rise Above Records.
The new cut will be featured in the band's upcoming debut album Lucifer I, due out on June 16.
Check out the song and see the video right below:
Another new song, titled "Anubis", is streaming right below:
Monday, May 25th
Ignite will be releasing a new album before the end of 2015 on Century Media Records. It will be the band's first release since 2006's "Our Darkest Days". The album was recorded with producer Cameron Webb.
More info can be seen here:
Canadian rockers The Tea Party have released a video for the title track off their latest album The Ocean At The End, which was released in 2014.
Notorious Bay thrashers Death Angel have a big surprise for their fans. Some time ago, the band posted on Facebook pictures of them in the studio. Now, their projects have been revealed to the public.
Firstly, this year will see the publishing of a documentary that will tell the story of the band, simply titled A Thrashumentary. To accompany it, the band will release a live album titled The Bay Calls For Blood, featuring the recordings of a show made in San Francisco, their hometown. The live album will also be available separately on vinyl. The above will be released on the 24th of July.
Secondly, the band will enter the studio on October 1st to record the follow-up for 2013's well received The Dream Calls For Blood. Not named yet, the release date is set for April 2016.
Expansive article with tracklistings and comments from the band:
Experimental black metal outfit Mamaleek are streaming Via Dolorosa on their bandcamp page. The album is due for a May 26 release via Flenser Records.
"At once harsh, frightening and beautiful, Via Dolorosa is like an evening at the darkest jazz club as it might appear in the depths of a child’s fever dream."
Sunday, May 24th
Washington medieval-themed black metal band Obsequiae have begun streaming their new sophomore album, Aria Of Vernal Tombs, through Bandcamp.
The album is a followup to their highly acclaimed 2011 debut, Suspended In The Brume Of Eos, which saw the band combine medieval folk and black metal.
The album can currently be ordered on CD through 20 Buck Spin:
Saturday, May 23rd
Symphony X have released a lyric video for their first single 'Nevermore', which will be off the band's upcoming 9th album titled Underworld.
The album is set to be released on the 24th of July via Nuclear Blast Records.
German drummer and multi-instrumentist Marco Minnemann, renown for his work with jazz-rock trio The Aristocrats as well as as a session musician for Steven Wilson and Joe Satriani in recent years, has recently detailed his upcoming solo release, entitled Celebration.
Minnemann has described Celebration as more cohesive than his previous album, 2014's EEPS. The record will be developing his signature melodic, progressive and pop rock sound further, "with an overall more heavy rock approach and occasionally moving into dark and film music-like territories and interludes".
The musician, performing all instruments on the record himself, has previewed the album in a promotional video which you can view here, featuring drawings by Carolina Rodriguez:
French psych/grunge/stoner rock outfit Abrahma has its new album Reflections in the Bowels of a Bird available from streaming at Invisible Oranges through the band's official SoundCloud channel.
Abrahma's sophomore release was dropped on May 12 through Small Stone Records.
Psych/punk/heavy rock outfit Sun & Sail Club, featuring Scott Reader (ex-Kyuss) and Bob Balch (Fu Manchu), are streaming their new album The Great White Dope at Allmusic.
Sun & Sail Club's sophomore album was officially released on May 12 through Satin Records.
A$AP Rocky has at long last revealed yet another track off of his upcoming album. "Electric Body," the 4th track released, at long last features a guest verse from TDE veteran Schoolboy Q. It can at long last be streamed over at audiomack, debuted by the ever so overzealous DJ ENVY.
At. Long. Last. A$AP, Rocky's follow up to his debut album Long. Live. A$AP, is at long last due out June 2nd.
Friday, May 22nd
I The Mighty have released the third single from their upcoming album Connector, out June 2nd.
Stream "Friends" featuring Max Bemis below:
UK academic black metal unit Lychgate have unleashed the second track premiere - "An Acousmatic Guardian" - off their sophomore album, An Antidote for the Glass Pill.
Lychgate features Greg Chandler (Esoteric) on guitar, vocals, and engineering duties. The record is also perhaps the only black metal album in history that features full accompaniment by a professional church pipe organist throughout.
An Antidote for the Glass Pill will go for pre-order through Finnish/USA label Blood Music on May 29th, with an August 18th release date.
Agent Fresco have just released their second single from their forthcoming album, Destrier, entitled 'See Hell'.
Destrier will be released August 7th.
Dutch "modern extreme metal"/melodeath group Divine Sins have released a new videoclip for their song "Third Circle", from their debut full-length album Akuma. The clip was filmed at the release party for the album.
Akuma is available now online.
Slayer have set September 11 as the release date for their forthcoming album, Repentless.
Set to feature previously released tracks 'Implode', and 'When the Stillness Comes', Repentless is the first Slayer album to feature guitarist Gary Holt. Longtime producer Rick Rubin has also been replaced in favour of Terry Date (Pantera).
The announcement can be viewed below:
British band Young Guns premiered another track off their upcoming record.
It's called "Infinity" and you can listen to it below.
Their 3rd LP with the name "Ones and Zeros" is scheduled to release on June 6th.
Robert Smith, lead singer of The Cure, and gothic poster boy, has covered The Twilight Sad's 'There's A Girl In The Corner' for The Twilight Sad's 7" Vinyl release of 'It Was Never The Same'.
The single will be the last release from the Scottish band's 2014 album, 'Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave' and will come out on June 15.
The song, along with a short interview on how The Cure legend came about covering a tiny Scottish band's music, can be streamed and viewed here.
Sicko Mobb just released Super Saiyan Vol. 2 last month, and they’re already back again with another full-length mixtape, Mulah. This tape appears courtesy of Red Bull Sound Select and Fake Shore Drive. Mulah is 17 tracks long and features production from Sinjin Hawke, 808 Mafia, and Drippin and sports features from C-Sick and Mud Gang.
Music Video for "Penny Hardaway":
Thursday, May 21st
Dance-Punk band Late of the Pier's drummer Ross Dawson has died from a sudden and tragic accident. The record label Parlophone has confirmed his death. Ross had a sudden and tragic accident on Friday May 15th, 2015.
Miles Leonard (chairman of Warner Bros. Records and Parlophone) stated that,
"Late Of The Pier were one of the most original, innovative and exciting artists I’ve ever worked with. Ahead of their time but with such a youthful outlook in both music and life. Although our time working together was relatively short, I shall remember Ross with great fondness and as a bright, personable and warm character. Sadly we have all lost a talented musician but his music will be with us forever. Our sincere condolences go to his friends and family."
Late of the Pier only released one album called Fantasy Black Channel in 2008. While releasing two EPs called "Echoclistel Lambietroy" and "Remixes"
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Electronic/Industrial project NYVES has now officially released a new video from their song 'Return' from their upcoming debut album Anxiety. The album is set to be released on June 23rd.
Italian drone/psych/doom/sludge metal band Nibiru, have their new album Padmalotus available for streaming at their official Bandcamp location, and at Teamrock.
The album was released on May 15 through Argonauta Records.
Wednesday, May 20th
After a four year wait, Symphony X have set Underworld as the title of their 8th studio release.
From Michael Romeo:
"Like the last couple of records, there’s a theme that carries through, without it being storytelling. We try to find something to key in on and get the juices flowing, and here the goal was to find something a little dark but with emotional content. I started looking at Dante, and Orpheus in the underworld, where he’s going to go to Hades or hell to save this girl. So there’s the theme of going to hell and back for something or someone you care about".
The track list is as follows:
4. Without You
5. Kiss Of Fire
7. Hell And Back
8. In My Darkest Hour
9. Run With The Devil
Earlier today Cattle Decapitation revealed details regarding their 7th full length release and follow-up to their 2012 album Monolith of Inhumanity, including album name, artwork, track-listing and guest performers.
The album, entitled The Anthropocene Extinction, will be released on the 7th of August.
The band have also released a track from the album, entitled 'Manufactured Extinct', which you can check out here:
Details can be found on the band's Facebook page:
German dark metallers Bethlehem have officially broken up. A statement on their Facebook page from Bartsch sites multiple reasons, including; 'wannabes' and returning tendinitis.
The full statement is here:
Game over !
Hey guys. Bethlehem has split-up and does a break. If there will be a comeback or won't isn't certain yet. Obviously isn't. Bethlehem has to stay pure anarchy - against all odds - and certainly isn't a playground for wannabes. The fuck off. All shows for 2015 got canceled, NYC (Stardust) & Austria (Sick Midsummer) already have found a surrogate. Informations can be requested from the organisers. NYC would be done at another time if this band should dare a comeback. If so, this first would result in a new longplayer anyways. Fingers (double) crossed !
Other than that I got a tendinitis again. This time it's the right wrist/underarm which fully gets swallen after practising two songs and which makes it impo ...more
UK-based blackened death metal group Abyssal have put up a stream for a new song, entitled 'I Am the Alpha and the Omega'.
The track will be featured on the band's upcoming album, Antikatastaseis, which is scheduled to be released on June 23 through Profound Lore Records.
Listen to the track and pre-order the album here: profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/antikatastaseis
Harlem-based hip hop artist ASAP Rocky has released a new track, 'LSD', accompanied by a cloudy video set in Tokyo.
The track is the third single taken from his upcoming album, At.Long.Last.A$AP. Rocky previously released a video for the album's first single, 'Multiply'.
Despite many setbacks, the album is at last set to be released on June 2nd.
Tuesday, May 19th
Citizen has premiered a new single from their upcoming record "Everybody Is Going to Heaven" titled 'Stain'. Check it out and also check out their other single, 'Cement', which was released on May 5th.
Olympia WA black metal outfit A God or an Other and Seattle WA grindcore powerhouse The Vatican, have their two-way split LP The Great Northern available for streaming.
The split, which is streaming at the official Bandcamp location of A God or an Other, is an independent release since May 15.
Stream/"name your price" download:
Chicago indie rock band Young Jesus have released their second full-length, Grow/Decompose.
The album is currently available as a name-your-price download via the group's Bandcamp page: youngjesus.bandcamp.com/album/grow-decompose