Saturday, January 21st

R.I.P. Maggie Roche 0 replies

Maggie Roche of New Jersey folk group The Roches has passed away after a long battle with cancer. She was 65. A statement confirming this was put on Facebook by her sister Suzzy:

"Friends, my dear, beautiful sister Maggie passed away today after a long struggle with cancer. She was a private person, too sensitive and shy for this world, but brimming with life, love, and talent. I want to let you know how grateful she was to everyone who listened and understood her through her music and her songs. After decades of singing, writing, traveling and performing together, we spent the last month and a half helping each other through her final journey, now I have to let her go. I’m heartbroken. I adored her. She was smart, wickedly funny, and authentic ~ not a false bone in her body ~ a brilliant songwriter, with a distinct unique perspective, all heart and soul. It’ll be hard for me to carry on without her."

Hammond Song:
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Icarus The Owl Go 1000 Miles 14 replies

Portland progressive pop group Icarus the Owl have covered the ever-famous "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton. The band is currently touring in support of Sianvar and has recently announced support for Stolas on their upcoming tour. The music video for this cover can be found below.




For more info on the inspiration for covering this pop classic, check out this article from Alternative Press:

http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/icarus_the_owl_cover_vanessa_carltons_a_thousand_m iles



Friday, January 20th

Havok Drop New Single 12 replies

Re-thrash titans Havok have unveiled "Hang 'Em High," the lead single from their fourth full-length record, Conformicide. As is typical with Havok songs, it is politically-charged and takes aim at politicians and big business.

Conformicide is set for release on March 10.





New Slaves single 38 replies

Slaves have returned with a new lineup and new single, the first from their forthcoming third album. Stream the track, titled "I'd Rather See Your Star Explode", below.




Anal Trump release EP 15 replies

Travis Ryan's (Cattle Decapitation) side project Anal Trump has released a new EP to coincide with the inauguration, joining a growing list of artists to have release music in protest of the demagogue.

The EP, entitled To All the Broads I Nailed Before, is available on Bandcamp. A limited "urine yellow" run of 500 7" vinyls sold out almost immediately.

More info: http://www.metalsucks.net/2017/01/20/anal-trump-honor-our-45th-president-with-urine-colored-to-all-the-broads-i-nailed-before-ep/



Wind In His Hair stream debut EP 6 replies

German gloomy crust/black metal band Wind In His Hair, are streaming their debut EP Earthwrecker at their official Bandcamp location.

Earthwrecker will be officially released on February 17.

You can stream/"name your price" download the EP right below:
http://windinhishair.bandcamp.com/releases



Trivium Shock with Drummer Change 25 replies

A little more than a year since joining, Trivium announces the replacing of drummer Paul Wandtke with Alex Bent (Battlecross, Hatriot).

Wandtke joined Trivium following the release of their latest album, Silence in the Snow and came heavily recommended by Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Mike Mangini. He replaced former drum tech Mat Madiro, who filled in after the departure of Nick Augusto, who joined the band following the firing of Travis Smith.

Bent has joined the band as Wandtke's replacement. So far, not much is known surrounding the circumstances of Wandtke's departure.

Commenting on the change in an interview with MetalInsider.net, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy remarked that, "the last three drummers, everyone has been a session drummer within our band". It is unclear whether or not Bent is yet another session drummer or permanent replacement.

http://www.metalinsider.net/interviews/interview-triviums-matt-h ...more



Chelsea Grin share new single 27 replies

In honor of the new President of the United States of America, Chelsea Grin have released a new single entitled "American Dream".

The song is off of the upcoming deluxe version of their 2016 album Self Inflicted. The deluxe edition will release next Friday, January 27, 2017.

Stream:



New United Nations song 61 replies

To coincide with the inauguration of the first orange President of the United States Donald J Trump, self-proclaimed "screamo-powerviolence" supergroup United Nations have released a new song.

It is the first without singer Geoff Rickly, who has stepped down from the band in order to focus on No Devotion. The band have chosen to keep the identity of the new singer anonymous. All money raised from downloads will be donated to Planned Parenthood and ACLU.

Listen here:

http://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/united-nations-stairway-to-mar-a-lago





New Thy Art Is Murder single, album 39 replies

Thy Art is Murder recently reunited with vocalist CJ McMahon, who left late 2015. He played one show with them at a recent Australian festival, and the band have announced his official return.

In addition, they revealed that they have finished writing a new album, set for release later in 2017.

For now, they have released a stand alone single titled "No Absolution" to hold the fans over. Stream below:





Japandroids stream new LP 6 replies

Canadian noise-rock/indie duo Japandroids are streaming their new LP 'Near to the Wild Heart of Life' in its entirety ahead of its release January 27 via Anti.

It is the band's first record since 2012 critically acclaimed 'Celebration Rock'. The album introduces new instruments for the band like synthesizers and acoustic guitars.

Stream 'Near to the Wild Heart of Life' here:
www.pitchfork.com/news/70995-stream-japandroids-new-album-near-to-the-wild-heart-of-life/



New Falling in Reverse album 36 replies

Post-hardcore group Falling In Reverse has announced their upcoming new album, 'Coming Home.' It is set to release on April 7th, and they've also released a new single, 'Loser.' Check out the track list below:

1. Coming Home
2. Broken
3. Loser
4. Fuck You And All Your Friends
5. I Hate Everyone
6. I'm Bad At Life
7. Hanging On
8. Superhero
9. Straight To Hell
10. I Don't Mind
11. The Departure
12. Right Now*
13. Paparazzi*

Check out 'Loser' below:



(*: Deluxe Edition Only)



Jamiroquai Tease New Music 9 replies

Jamiroquai recently posted a teaser for new music to YouTube. The video, entitled, "Jamiroquai - #AUTOMATON TRANSMISSION 001", contains a teaser to a new track from their upcoming album, Automaton, rumored to be out March 2017.

This will be Jamiroquai's first full length album since 2010's Rock Dust Light Star.

Video:



Stolas S/T Album Details 7 replies

Progressive Post-Hardcore outfit Stolas have announced that their anticipated self titled, 3rd full length album will be released March 17th 2017 via Equal Vision Records.

This album is the first release from Stolas since both; their recent signing to Equal Vision Records (with both previous full lengths being released via Blue Swan Records), and their first release without vocalist and rhythm guitarist Jason Welche, who officially left the band on October 22nd 2015 to pursue other endeavors such as Graphic Design.

Along with the release date the band also unveiled the track listing for the album as well as the dates for an upcoming US headlining tour with Icarus the Owl and Mylets (starting March 11th).

The official track listing as well as a link to an article with further details (including all the dates for the previously mentioned tour) can be found below:

Track list:
1. Anhedonia
2. Bellwether
3. Max ...more



Arcade Fire share new single 40 replies

On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, Arcade Fire have released a new promotional single, "I Give You Power". Featuring guest vocals from gospel singer / civil rights activist Mavis Staples, the song is a politically-charged protest anthem sure to polarize listeners.

All proceeds from "I Give You Power" will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, and it is currently unknown whether the song will appear on the band's upcoming album.





Thursday, January 19th

Gorillaz premiere new track 150 replies

After years of not releasing music, the famed animated group release their first track in 6 years after 2011's acclaimed Plastic Beach. The song "Hallelujah Money" is portrayed as an apocalyptic and anti-Trump track. The song features English poet Benjamin Clementine doing most of the vocal work. The accompanying video sees Clementine singing from Trump Tower, with some rather odd and hyper imagery being presented in the background, all of this with a Spongebob reference to end off the video.

Stream:






Warbringer Release New Single 13 replies

Modern thrashers Warbringer have released the first single off their upcoming album, "Woe to the Vanquished." This will be their first album under Napalm Records. The record is slated for release on March 31, 2017.
Listen to the track here:




Sorority Noise drop ____ track 18 replies

Connecticut-based emo outfit Sorority Noise have released the first single off their upcoming album, You're Not As ___________ As You Think, titled "No Halo."

Just over a month ago, the band's side project, Old Gray, released their latest album, Slow Burn. Coming hot off the heels of this release, Sorority Noise's new record will drop March 17th.

Pre-orders for the new album can be found here:
http://www.sororitynoise.com/products/584822-sorority-noise-youre-not-as-_____-as-you-think#

Check out the track below:




The Great Old Ones stream new album 7 replies

French metalband The Great Old Ones have put their new album, EOD – A Tale Of Dark Legacy up for streaming at Terrorizer:

http://www.terrorizer.com/news/listen-new-album-great-old-ones-eod-tale-dark-legacy/

EOD – A Tale Of Dark Legacy will be released on January 27.



R.I.P. William Onyeabor 9 replies

Nigerian musician and businessman William Onyeabor died in his home in Nigeria on Monday, January 16. He was 70 years old.

After recording and self-releasing a number of groundbreaking synthesizer-heavy Afro-funk records in the 1970s and 1980s, Onyeabor converted to Christianity and abandoned recording to pursue a business career. He was named the West African Industrialist of the Year in the late 1980s. His music work remained largely unrecognized in the world at large until 2013, when Luaka Bop released the compilation album Who Is William Onyeabor? as part of their World Psychedelic Classics series. That album was followed in 2014 by a comprehensive career-retrospective box set, also released by Luaka Bop.

Listen to "Atomic Bomb":




Source: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/18/who-was-william-onyeabor-nig ...more



Wednesday, January 18th

New Obituary Single/Video 10 replies

Classic staple band in death metal, Obituary, have released the first single and music video for "Sentence Day", taken from their upcoming self-titled album.

The new album will be released on March 17, 2017. This will be their first full length album since 2014's Inked in Blood.





Pregnant Whale Pain EP Stream 2 replies

Experimental Metal band Pregnant Whale Pain are streaming their new EP Blank, which was released on January 13th, 2017.

You can stream the EP here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9EADH-TNa0&list=PLHKEW_rs16mCKtd-_I3_Rr1iF7aKVXAHp



We Are The Ocean break up 16 replies

English post-hardcore/alternative rock band We Are The Ocean have decided to disband after 10 years and four albums.

Tha band explained this decision on their Facebook page:

To our fans, our friends, our family. This is by far the hardest decision we have had to make, but We Are The Ocean is coming to the end. This is a message to say thank you for exceeding all our expectations, and clarifying that music is one of the most powerful and incredible things in this world. It's taken us to places we had only dreamed of and given us the opportunity to meet some incredibly inspiring and hard-working people along the way.

Starting out as local friends whose only realistic aspiration was to play the Walthamstow Standard, things picked up... and little did we know the journey we would embark on; performing hundreds of shows, travelling thousands of miles, standing before tens of thousands of beautiful faces. Seeing people who turned up early for sho ...more



New Northlane Single 35 replies

Australian metalcore band Northlane have released a new single, 'Intuition'. It is currently a standalone single, but in a similar vein to their single 'Rot', it's likely that this song will feature in their upcoming fourth studio album which has currently not been announced.





Urban Vitamin - Ekphrasis 0 replies

South African alternative metal band, Urban Vitamin, will release their new album Ekphrasis on 3 February 2017.

Ekphrasis is the follow up to their 2013 release, Agent Provocateur.

Pre-orders can be placed at www.urbanvitamin.co.za/store. The album will also be released on all major streaming services and online stores.



Tuesday, January 17th

Red Giant Release New Track 5 replies

New Jersey's trip hop group Red Giant release a new, murky track: "Universal Daughter". Along with this, the duo have stated they will be releasing new music this year, but no other news about album title or release date has been announced.

The track can be streamed below:

https://www.indieshuffle.com/red-giant-universal-daughter/



New Young Thug Music Video 13 replies

Following a shoot for the song "Wyclef Jean", which turned up to be a complete disaster with Young Thug not even bothering to show up, music video director Ryan Staake took extra footage and compiled a rather unique music video.





Oathbreaker Announce US Tour 21 replies

Deathwish band Oathbreaker announced some US dates for an upcoming Spring 2017 tour. The group recieved critical acclaim for their 2016 album 'Rheia', which prompted them to support Skelletonwitch on their tour last year.

Tour dates can be found on the official Oathbreaker Instagram account as well as below:

https://deathwishinc.com/blogs/news/oathbreaker-announce-u-s-tour-w-king-woman-khemmis-more



Monday, January 16th

Need stream new album 5 replies

Greek-Athenian progressive metal band Need, are streaming their new album Hegaiamas: A Song For Freedom at their official Bandcamp location.

As of January 17, Need's 4th full-length effort will be an independent release.

You can check the album out right below:
http://needband.bandcamp.com/album/hegaiamas-a-song-for-freedom



Green Day premiere new video 60 replies

Punk-rock band Green Day released a music video for their song "Troubled Times" off of their latest album Revolution Radio.

The video depicts demonized imagery of President-elect Donald Trump as well as a constant stream of imagery involving racism, Islamiphobia, global warming, voting machines, and the civil rights movement.

It's no coincidence this video was released on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.




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