Tuesday, July 22nd
In the tradition of Vanilla Ice's seminal 1991 'Ninja Rap', Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty
Dolla $ign (alongside Kill The Noise and Madsonik) have crafted a club-friendly Turtle-
themed banger, entitled 'Shell Shocked'.
The duo of Onry Ozzborn and Zavala (Dark Time Sunshine) have announced new tour dates starting in Seattle on July 31st.
As an added bonus they've also released a new song, entitled 'No Worries'. Unfortunately no announcement of a new album came along with this news.
7/31 Seattle, WA – Vera Project
8/1 Kingston, WA – Filling Station
8/2 Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon
8/3 Sacramento, CA- Blue Lamp
8/4 San Diego, CA – Kava Lounge
8/5 Clovis, CA – Kings Records
8/6 Los Angeles, CA – Low End Theory
8/7 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
8/8 Mesa,AZ – Club Red
8/9 El Paso, TX – Sector 7
8/10 San Antonio, TX – Limelight
8/11 Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
8/12 Santa Fe, NM – Burro Alley Lounge
8/13 Denver, CO – Moon Room
8/14 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
8/15 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
8/16 Minneapolis,MN – 7th ...more
Massachusetts-based metalcore band Within the Ruins has premiered the stream of their new album, Phenomena, which is to be in stores Tuesday, July 22nd.
Guitarist Joe Cocchi said this about the record:
"We took six months off over the winter too eat, sleep and breathe this album. It was by far the most in depth we've ever gone in the writing process. Since the inception of this band, our attitude has always been to completely trump our previous efforts in every aspect, and I think we did just that. We're beyond stoked for people to hear this one."
Check out the full stream here:
The Color Morale have released the single 'Suicide;Stigma,' from their upcoming album
Hold on Pain Ends.
You can check out the new track below:
Australian metalcore outfit I Killed the Prom Queen, have released a new video for the song
'Bright Enough', which is taken off their latest studio album, Beloved.
Check it out:
Monday, July 21st
After a heart attack last week that left him hospitalized, drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander of Primus and Puscifer underwent his scheduled open-heart surgery. Fortunately, the surgery was a success, and Alexander is currently recovering.
As reported by the Primus Facebook page, "the blockage from [Alexander's] heart has been removed with no complications and all signs point to a glorious and speedy recovery".
The Primus Facebook page posted a message yesterday regarding Alexander prior to his surgery, pushing friends, family and fans to "help keep [his heart] going" through the surgery and spreading the support with the hashtag #carrythebeat.
Thrash metal group Overkill have released a new music video for the song 'Bitter Pill',
which is taken from the band's latest album, White Devil Armory.
Check it out here:
NY black metal outfit Mutilation Rites are streaming their sophomore album Harbinger at Decibel Magazine.
The album will be released tomorrow (July 22) through Prosthetic Records. Apart from the album stream (see link below), there is also an interview of the band regarding its streams of inspiration.
album stream: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/mutilation-rites-full-album-stream-harbinger/
Canadian punk metal trio The Rough Boys are streaming their new EP Blood Booze and Gasoline at Exclaim.
The EP will be officially released tomorrow (July 22) through the band itself, and you can stream it right here:
Edinburgh-based group Nightmare Puppy released its new album, Furtherance, on
Following on from a series of songs written for the now-defunct preceding project,
Ornstein's Puppy, Furtherance marks out a more clearly-defined style with a narrative
edge - the stories that can be found here include "Bulbasaur vs. Magikarp, the empress who
sated her fetish for the moon by murdering bad jokers, immolation via volcano, the land that
eats its inhabitants (and their children), and the end of the album." Also included are two
pieces of tribute Pokemon music and a noise rock song.
The album can be streamed and downloaded here:
'Back to the Shack', the lead single off of Weezer's upcoming ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, premiered on KROQ earlier this morning. The album
is set to be released on September 30th.
'Back to the Shack' was originally played live during the Weezer Cruise in mid-February.
You can listen to the new song here: http://www.stereogum.com/1693322/weezer-back-to-the-shack/mp3s/
Laval post-metal/noisy hardcore natives As We Draw have just released a new song entitled
'Losing Ground' over at metalsucks.
The song is from their upcoming album Mirages, due out Oct. 4th via the fantastic
French underground metal label Throatruiner records.
You can check it out here:
Power metal deities Hammerfall have released the first single off their upcoming album (r)Evolution, entitled 'Bushido'.
(r)Evolution is set for a release on August 29th in Europe and September 2nd in North America through Nuclear Blast Records.
'Bushido' can be heard below:
Hamilton band Arkells have released a studio version of the song '11:11' from their
forthcoming album High Noon.
It is the third track we've heard from the album, which is set to drop August 5th. Check out
the lyric video below:
The duo of Ishmael Butler, formerly Butterfly of 1990s outfit Digable Planets, and Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire, collectively known as Shabazz Palaces are now streaming
their sophomore LP, Lese Majesty, ahead of its July 29th release date.
The group's label Sub Pop have described the album as: "reveries sent to Palaceer Lazaro [Ishmael] and Fly Guy ‘Dai [Tendai] in the year of gun beat battles
in excess; in a succession of days, whilst walking in dreams and in varied transcendental states". So you know, just the usual then...
Head on over to NPR to check the album out, via the link below:
Houston TX experimental jazz outfit Epirus Quartet are streaming their debut album
Transatlantic at the official Bandcamp page of Fair Weather Friends Records.
The album was released on June 16 and you can stream it right below:
Sunday, July 20th
Ukrainian alternative act Septan have released a new single, '12th', which is taken from the
band's debut album, The Lover.
The four-track single also contains a remix done by Aaron Harris of Isis and Palms fame, an
acoustic version and a cover of At the Drive-In song '198d' from the Vaya EP.
The single is available for download here: http://septa.bandcamp.com/album/twelfth
San Francisco's technical death-metal band Fallujah have unveiled their third, and maybe
last song, 'Levitation', just before their new album hits the market.
The Flesh Prevails will drop on July 22nd.
Chicago based hip hop artist Common is streaming his new album Nobody's Smiling at Hypetrack through Mixcloud.
The album will be released on July 22 through Def Jam Records.
You can stream the album right here: http://hypetrak.com/2014/07/common-nobodys-smiling-album-stream/
80s synth pop duo Erasure have posted a brand new track at their official SoundCloud location.
The track is the radio edit of the song 'Elevation', the regular version of which will be featured in Erasure's upcoming album The Violet Flame. Its release date has been slated for September 23 through Mute Records.
You can dance to the track right here: http://soundcloud.com/erasureinfo/elevation-radio-edit
Twin Atlantic, the Glaswegian alternative quartet, have released the first single from their upcoming full length record, Great Divide, entitled 'Brothers and Sisters'.
You can pre-order the new album here: http://smarturl.it/greatdivide
And check out the new song here:
Saturday, July 19th
English thrash metal outfit Exxxekutioner are streaming their debut EP Fear The Priest at Terrorizer through SoundCloud.
The EP will see an official release in July 21 through Ulthar Records.
You can stream the EP right here: http://www.terrorizer.com/news/streams/stream-exxxekutioners-new-ep-fear-priest-terrorizer/
French drone/doom metal outfit Monarch are streaming their new album Sabbracadaver at Terrorizer through SoundCloud. Apart from the stream links, there is a short interview in which the band details the album in terms of the incentives that led to its conception and realization.
The album will hit the record shelves on July 22, courtesy of Profound Lore Records.
You can stream the 4th Monarch album here: http://www.terrorizer.com/news/streams/stream-monarchs-new-album-sabbracadaver-exclusively-terrorizer/
West Virginia retro heavy rock outfit Brimstone Coven are streaming a new track at their official YouTube channel of Metal Blade Records.
The track is titled "Grave" and it's taken from the band's upcoming self-titled debut, which is expected to be released on August 5.
You can stream "Grave" right here: [Y]Ov0obwfcbPA[/Y]
Anberlin have released a new video for their single 'Stranger Ways'. The song is taken from
their latest (and last) album, Lowborn.
Check it out here:
US metal outfit Fozzy are streaming their new album Do You Wanna Start A War at Yahoo! Music.
The album will be released on July 22 through Century Media Records.
You can stream the album right here: http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/music-news/hear-it-first--get-your-metal-on-with-fozzy-s-full-album---do-wanna-start-a-war-152253519.html
"Glimpse is a track that we feel offers a look at the whole spectrum of sounds and moods
we created on this album", vocalist Ian Fike stated. "Like a lot of subject matter on
this record, Glimpse holds lyrics pertaining to finding a way out of the dark places in
life. Self reflection and struggling to overcome personal demons".
Perdition is a new chapter in the life of It Prevails, a slightly darker and more
focused take on the band's signature sound. "After two years tracking this album we took
time to reshape and remold anything we felt didn't hold the "sound" we had created with
Perdition. What we were left with at the other side of this process is the album we
sought out to create 10 years ago when we started this band".
'Perdition' will be available this fall on Mediaskare Records.
You can listen to 'Glimpse' below:
Tim Alexander, drummer for rock bands Primus and Puscifer, has suffered a heart attack, as reported by Puscifer/Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan on the official Twitter page for Puscifer.
The unexpected tweet also reports that Alexander will undergo open heart surgery on either Monday or Tuesday. Details are scarce, but Alexander has earned support from friends and family through social media.
Friday, July 18th
Yeah, you read that right...
Californian stoner-metal band Sleep have released a new song, entitled 'The Clarity', for the Adult Swim Singles series.
The track will be made available for free download (starting July 21) here:
Listen to the track, via Soundcloud, here:
Its that time of the year again folks. You know, the one that comes around every year in
July where Hopsin releases a track and we get to comment on how corny it is, how much he
should get sued for stealing Eminem's sound, etc. Well 2014 is no different! Today Hopsin
released his seventh addition into the Ill Mind of Hopsin series. Check it out in the