Monday, August 3rd
Australian metalcore outfit Stories have released the first single from their upcoming album The Youth To Become, entitled 'Under Haze'.
The album, which is currently up for pre-order via iTunes, will be released on August 14.
Sunday, August 2nd
After announcing the title of their fifth album, Black Lines, Mayday Parade have released its first single, 'Keep in Mind, Transmogrification is a New Technology'.
You can check out the new track here:
New Jersey indie pop-rock outfit The Front Bottoms, along with releasing a new single entitled 'Help', have announced the release of their new album, Back On Top.
The album is set to be released September 18th, and the band is also embarking on a tour following the release with accompanying bands Elvis Depressidly and The Smith Street Band.
Listen to 'Help' here:
Christian dubstep/metalcore group ChugChugWob are now streaming their debut album, Redemption, on Bandcamp.
The album features guest appearances from the likes of Josh Gilbert, Austin Sherzberg and Travis Peterson, with the Gilbert-featuring track 'If I Were The Devil' released as a lyric video.
Redemption is available now for download.
Stream the record here:
Saturday, August 1st
Minneapolis-based noise rock/post-hardcore band Hammerhead, after reuniting in 2010, have released their first full-length in nearly two decades.
You can stream New Directionz here:
Stratovarius released the lyric video of "Shine in the Dark", a song included in their upcoming release Eternal due for release on 11th of September through earMusic.
Eternal will be the 15th studio album of the Finnish power metal act and will be the follow-up album of Nemesis released in 2013. The tracklist of Eternal is as follows:
1. My Eternal Dream
2. Shine In The Dark
3. Rise Above It
4. Lost Without a Trace
5. Feeding The Fire
6. In My Line of Work
7. Man In The Mirror
8. Few Are Those
9. Fire In Your Eyes
10. Lost Saga
You can view the video of "Shine In The Dark" on the following link:
Chicago-based hard rock band Disturbed have released a new song from their upcoming album, Immortalized, which is due out August 21st. Pre-ordering the album on iTunes will net you an instant download of the song, 'Fire It Up'.
Alternatively, you can listen to the new song here:
Friday, July 31st
Australian post-punk act Rat Columns are streaming their newest EP, Fooling Around. You can stream/purchase from Blackest Ever Black's bandcamp:
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Pop-punk group The Wonder Years have released a second single from their highly anticipated 5th album, No Closer to Heaven. The music video for the song, entitled 'Cigarettes & Saints', can be viewed via Youtube here:
No Closer to Heaven is set for release on September 4th through Hopeless Records.
Max Cavalera's Soulfly have release a new song from their upcoming 10th studio album "Archangel", due for release on August 14. The song, 'Sodomites', features NAILS vocalist Todd Jones.
"Archangel" is out August 14 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
London DIY punk kids Rescue Dogs are currently streaming their debut EP, "Can't Complain", a day ahead of its release.
The 3 piece had previously released a covers EP entitled "Back to the Shack" but this is the first release of original material, recorded in their home throughout 2015 and produced by Mark Bell.
The album will be released through local label Serene Chaos Records.
Stream the full EP here: http://tinyurl.com/qytxsb2
Single version of title track "Can't Complain" available here:
American metalcore band Trivium have now officially announced their newest album, entitled Silence in the Snow, as well as unveiling a new video of the record's title track. The album is being produced by Michael Baskette, who is known for producing albums with Slash and Alter Bridge.
According to lead singer Matt Heafy, the album represents a drastic change in sound, featuring much more singing compared to their previous albums.
This is also marks the bands first album with new drummer Mat Madiro, replacing Nick Augusto who left the band in 2014.
The album is set to be released on October 2nd via Roadrunner Records.
Sugary Sweet Machines, a two-person experimental outfit based in the US, have announced the release of their newest LP, entitled Deformity Disco. The band's third LP and first release of 2015, Deformity Disco will be Sugary Sweet Machines' most unique offering yet, with less post-rock and ambient influences and more of a focus on funky, noisy industrialism.
Deformity Disco will be available for name-your-price streaming/download via bandcamp on August 1, 2015. A link to their bandcamp and a music video for the track "Television Programs," which will be the second song on the album, are posted below.
Bandcamp link: www.sugarysweetmachines.bandcamp.com
Thursday, July 30th
Deafheaven have announced their new album, New Bermuda, to be released on October 2nd via Antihero Records. This will be the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2013 effort, Sunbather. The new LP will not include their most recent single, 'From The Kettle To The Coil'.
More info, including the tracklist and artwork, can be viewed here:
Their record label also released a one-minute teaser for the album, which can be viewed below:
Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have uploaded a 27-second trailer from their upcoming album on their official YouTube channel.
The band's 16th studio effort is due to be released on September 4. The Book of Souls is Maiden's first double LP and the first one since Powerslave that includes two songs written exclusively by vocalist Bruce Dickinson.
Russian/Ukrainian post rock/doom outfit Kauan have premiered a music video/lyrics video for their upcoming 7th album, Sorni Nai.
The album is a single, 52-minute-long track, ruminating on the infamous Djatlov Pass Incident - a case where 9 hikers mysteriously perished in the frost-laden Ural Mountains, and the case was shut by Soviet investigators before any explanation could be offered, leading some to believe extraterrestrial forces were at work.
The video showcases the first 7 minutes of the album.
Sorni Nai will be available for pre-order on August 5th for an expected release on October 20th through Blood Music.
As of today (July 30), Krallice are streaming their new album Ygg Huur at their official Bandcamp location.
The 5th album of the New Yorkan progressive/black metal outfit, courtesy of Gilead Media, comes exactly three years after the previous full-length effort, titled Years Past Matter.
UK melodic hardcore trio Eight Days From Sunday have announced a number of changes following the release of their new EP, Surrounded By The Ones Who Want Me To Fail.
First off, the band has announced new bassist James Carty who replaces the outgoing Philip Whitehead, who departed due to commitment issues and creative differences. The band have also shortened their name to simply Eight Days. They are currently on the road in support of their new EP, which is the last to feature the former bassist.
Download the new EP at eightdaysuk.bandcamp.com
Hungary's self-styled "Doll Metal" band Ann My Guard has released a new single ahead of their first European tour. The song, "Promise" is a tribute to Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka and is available for streaming below.
More information on Ann My Guard's music and upcoming tour can be found here: http://bravewords.com/news/hungarys-ann-my-guard-pay-tribute-to-silent-hill-video-game-series-with-promise-single-audio-streaming
Norwegian lo-fi extreme metal band Mion's Hill are streaming their new album Torture at their official Bandcamp location.
The first side of the album consists of new material, whereas the second includes the Festering Curses demo, remastered for vinyl.
Torture is an independent release since July 20, and it can be streamed right below.
Japanese rock trio Ling Tosite Sigure have announced a new mini album, entitled Es Or S. The mini album, which will feature 5 new tracks, will be released on September 2nd this year.
You can hear an audio snippet for the 1st track, 'SOSOS', below:
2. Mirror Frustration
3. Karma Siren
4. Tornado Mystery
5. End Roll Fiction
You can check out the artwork for the new release here:
Wednesday, July 29th
Metalcore band Miss May I have released the music video for the title track from their new album Deathless.
The album is expected to be released on August 7th.
You can check out the new track here:
New Jersey outfit The Gaslight Anthem have announced through Facebook that they will be "taking a break" from the band after they wrap up their European tour this fall.
While each member will be involved in projects inside and outside of music, the band disclosed that they need some time to recharge, rather than "[make] a record just for the sake of making the next record".
The statement in full:
We wanted to let everyone know that we'll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We're all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we'd like to step away from the band until we decide what we'd like to do next.
We'd like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next re ...more
Clutch have released the music video for 'X-Ray Visions', the first single off their upcoming record, Psychic Warfare, due out on October 2 through the band's own label, Weathermaker.
Watch the video below:
Tuesday, July 28th
Alt rock group Puscifer, led by Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle, have announced their new album, Money Shot, which will be released on October the 30th.
The band followed on with the announcement of the new album by debuting a new track from the forthcoming release, 'Grand Canyon', which you can check out below:
Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime have released 'Re-Inventing the Future' as the first video from their forthcoming album, The Key.
American sludge metallers Kylesa have announced the release of their upcoming seventh full-length album, entitled Exhausting Fire. The album is due October 2 via Season of Mist.
Additionally, the band have released a track from the album entitled 'Lost and Confused' for streaming, which can be found below.
Sadistik & Kno have dropped the first single from their collaborative effort, Phantom Limbs, entitled 'To Be In Love'. The single is typically brooding, with dense lyricism and atmospheric, booming production.
You can check it out here:
Phantom Limbs drops August 11th.
In light of guitarist Justin Lowe's disappearance and subsequent death earlier this month, After the Burial have announced that they will not be performing on their scheduled Summer Slaughter Tour dates.
The band released a statement on the matter:
"In the wake of our loss, it comes with heavy hearts to inform everyone that we have decided not to perform on this years Summer Slaughter tour. The recent events have been unimaginably heartbreaking, and Justin’s passing is something that each of us needs time with our families and friends to recover from.
Justin Lowe’s story may have a sad ending, but the legacy he leaves us is one that should do nothing but inspire.
From the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to thank everyone who has reached out in support and with kind words for him, his family, and us. It has been truly amazing to see all the people whose lives he impacted in a positive way".
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Monday, July 27th
Legendary finnish funeral doom band Skepticism have dropped a video for the song "The Departure" off their forthcoming album Ordeal. The album will be released through Svart Records on September 18th.
For more information: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/skepticism-music-video