Swedish metal band Katatonia have lost their drummer Daniel Liljekvist, who has chosen to leave the band due to personal reasons concerning the commitment required to be a member of the band.
Dear friends and fans,
I’ve been thinking about this for the last couple of months and I’ve come to the sad conclusion that i have to leave the band. It’s got nothing to do with ’difference in views´or any other
bullshit. I just cannot combine job, family and commit 100% to Katatonia. Times for musicians are rough and i’ve decided to concentrate on my family and get a normal job that gets the bills
I’ve had some of the best moments in my life the past 14 odd years together with my favorite people in the world. I’ve been all over the planet with this lot…my second family. Thank you!
I’m gonna miss playing with you and I’m gonna miss hanging out with you on the road so ...more
Belarusian progressive death metal band Serdce are streaming two new songs, 'Quasar' and
'Newborn' via the No Clean Singing blog. The songs are track 8 and track 9, respectively on
their upcoming album Timelessness, which has been 5 years in-the-making and is due
for pre-order on April 23rd and release on June 17th through the Finnish label Blood Music.
Swedish band Mats/Morgan are streaming a new song, 'Rubber Sky', via both Soundcloud and Bandcamp. The song will be featured on their upcoming studio album, entitled Schack
Tati, which is due out on May 27th through the label Cuneiform Records.
Listen to the new song here:
Stream the new song/pre-order Schack Tati:
Dutch/Mexican symphonic/progressive metal band Stream Of Passion have posted a new video to
their official YouTube channel for the song 'A War Of Our Own", which is the title track of
the band's upcoming album, due for release on April 18 through the band itself.
You can stream the video here:
In promoting A War Of Our Own, the band has previously posted a lyric video for the
song 'The Curse', which you can see here:
David J, former bassist of seminal English band Bauhaus, has posted a music video for his gloomy rendition of Britney Spear's Toxic. The video features and makes great use of a mostly nude, bodypainted Sasha Grey. Additionally, David J wears a fedora and it doesn't even matter.The song is featured on David J's newest album "An Eclipse of Ships" which can be heard in its entirety on bandcamp.
Alestorm have revealed the tracklist, cover and release date for their upcoming album, set
for release on August 1st.
The new album, titled Sunset on the Golden Age, will feature 10 new tracks:
1 - Walk the Plank
2 - Drink
3 - Magnetic North
4 - 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
5 - Mead from Hell
6 - Surf Squid Warfare
7 - Quest for Ships
8 - Wooden Leg!
9 - Hangover
10 - Sunset on the Golden Age
For more info and a peek at the album's cover visit:
Vader have released the track "Where Angels Weep" on Youtube, from their upcoming EP "Go To Hell", and also their album "Tibi et Igni" which will be released later this year on May 30th.
British supergroup Krokodil, comprised of current and former members of Gallows, Sikth, Hexes and Cry For Silence (among others), have released their first studio recording for the song "Shatter", which will feature on a limited edition 7" vinyl for Record Store Day on April 19. A full album is expected later this year.
More details: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/2014-04-16/stream-first-ever-krokodil-track-shatter
Dark metal masters Agalloch of Portland, Ore. will tour their native soil this summer. The band posted tour dates on their official Facebook page and stated "We are pleased to announce the confirmed first leg of our “Serpens In Culmination” US tour this summer. There is one date that is yet to be manifested but we will announce that as soon as it is confirmed. We are also working on a West coast... run."
So far, Obsidian Tongue, Blood and Sun, Vex, Blackrune, Jex Thoth and Musk Ox are scheduled to support the tour.
6.18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock (w/Obsidian Tongue, Blood and Sun)
6.19 - Madison, WI @ High Noon (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.20 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.21 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballrom (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.22 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.23 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree (w/Vex)
6.24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (w/Vex)
6.25 - ...more
In commemoration of rock/country artist Jason Molina who passed away last year at the age of 39, a tribute album will be released on April 22 through the non-profit label Rock The Cause. The album will be streaming at NPR until its release date.
The album is titled Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina and features the follow artists:
Squares, Memorial Electric Co, My Morning Jacket, Enemy Planes, Murder By Death, Sarah Jaffe, Jonah Tolchin, Ben Lubeck Of Farewell Milwaukee: "Leave This City, The Black Swans, Bro Stephen, Cory Branan, Gabriel Douglas, Fathom Lane: "I've Been Riding With The Ghost"
Memorial Electric Co, Matt Bauer And Heather McEntire, Will Johnson And Briton Biesenherz, Jim And Jennie & The Pinetops, Water Liars, Catherine Irwin, Nathan Salsburg & Joan Shelley, Wooden Wand, Luke Redfield, Viking Moses, Bottomless Pit, Communist Daughter, Jonny James And The Hall ...more
Maryland stoner/doom metal outfit Spirit Caravan have recently reunited to headline the
Desertfest 2014 festivities in Berlin (April 24-26) and London. Other confirmed outfits for
the festivities are Gozu, Elder, Black Rainbows, Causa Sui, Prisma Circus, Huata and
The current Spirit Caravan line up consists of guitarist/vocalist Scott Weinrich, bassist
Dave Sherman and drummer Gary Isom.
The Amity Affliction have released a music video for their new song 'Pittsburgh', which is taken from their upcoming LP, Let The Ocean Take Me. The album is due for release
this coming june on Roadrunner Records.
Croatian noise/psychedelic rock band, Seven That Spells will release their second part of The Death And Resurrection Of Krautrock on June 30. IO will contain five tracks, three of which have already seen the light of day on Bandcamp or Youtube.
Listen to 'Burning Blood' here: http://seventhatspells.bandcamp.com/album/the-death-and-resurrection-of-krautrock-io
Rise Against has posted a short 27 second video on their Facebook page to tease a new album. The tease is a quick chronology of their past albums, with a short clip at the end indicating a new album will be "coming soon" in 2014.
At the end of 2013 Rise Against took some time off following some lengthy touring to recoup, and work on new material. Back in December, Tim McIlrath was quoted as saying, "It's been a good breather, but now I can't wait turn up some amps and scream." This could indicate a return to a heavier sound that was more prominent in their early material. That is only speculation though.
Michigan death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder have announce the release of a new DVD titled "Fool 'Em
All". The DVD will include a 70-minute tour documentary of the band's summer tours (Warped Tour 2013 and
European headlining shows) plus live footage. The DVD will be released by Metal Blade in May.
Trailer of the DVD: [Y]4Z4kweC0KYg[/Y].