Tuesday, December 1st
After the first news of a re-release of Exoplanet a while back, The Contortionist have given the fans another surprise. The band has 'rediscovered' 4 tracks of their latest album Language and given them a new sound. They've gone for more of an ambient/acoustic style with these versions, featuring no metal at all.
Check out the video of 'The Parable' and more info here...
...and get the album here if you like the new tracks
American post hardcore band Glassjaw have released their first new material since 2011's Coloring Book EP. "New White Extremity" takes a heavier turn more reminiscent of the Our Color Green singles than the band's more melodic work. The track can be heard here:
There is still no word of the band's enigmatic 3rd LP, which would be their first since 2002's Worship & Tribute, but with two line up changes this year and an extensive tour through the UK and US coming up things appear to be progressing behind the scenes.
Rock on the Range, the annual rock and metal festival in Columbus, Ohio, next year's 10th anniversary lineup. The festival will once again be a three day event, running May 20th to 22nd. The lineup is below, with declining billing level.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Deftones, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Megadeth, At The Drive In, Lamb of God, Sixx AM, Pennywise, Hellyeah, Ghost, Wolfmother, Death From Above 1979, Bullet For My Valentine, Steel Panther, Machine Gun Kelly, Clutch, The Struts, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Trivium, Between the Buried and Me, The Sword, P.O.D., Saint Asonia, Highly Suspect, Tiger Army, Issues, Sick Puppies, Enter Shikari, New Years Day, Butcher Babies, Wilson, Arandia, Texas Hippie Coalition, Red Sun Rising, Turbowolf, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, Lacey Sturm, Miss May I, Crown the Empire, Jelly Roll, Avatar, Code Orange, Monster Truck, Tyler B ...more
Monday, November 30th
Famed Neo-Psychedelia group Animal Collective have announced their 10th studio album, Painting With. The release of this album was previewed on November 25th, when the band played the entirety of the album on repeat over the speakers of Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Along with this announcement, they have also released the lead single for the album, "Floridada". Painting With will be released February 19, 2016.
02. Hocus Pocus
04. Lying In The Grass
05. The Burglars
06. Natural Selection
07. Bagels In Kiev
08. On Delay
09. Spilling Guts
10. Summing The Wretch
11. Golden Gal
Listen to "Floridada" here:
Sunday, November 29th
Northampton, Massachusetts doom metal band Blacksoul Seraphim has released a new music video for their song "The Squire" off their latest album Hymns for the Vanquished. The computer-animated video was directed by Ingram Blakelock, noted for his work with UK-based A Forest of Stars.
Oregan-based death metal band Triumvir Foul have released a new single from their upcoming debut album, Triumvir Foul. Featuring members of Ash Borer, this album comes hot off the heels of last year's well-received demo An Oath of Blood and Fire. The single, titled 'Labyrinthine – The Blood Serpent Unwinds', is the opening track from the album, and the full record will be released on CD on December 11th via Blood Harvest, and will see a cassette release around the same time by the band's own Vrasubatlat label. Vinyl will be coming in February, 2016.
You can stream the track here:
Saturday, November 28th
Russian melo-death talents Sunless Rise have released their first new material in 7 years. It's a drum playthrough for their new song 'Recovering The Truth'. The song is taken from the band's new album 'Unrevealed' which will see an official release on November 30th.
UK screamo stalwarts Cassus have released their first full length after a number of years contributing to splits and compilations.
They're streaming the record on their bandcamp. Record buyers can also look forward to a 40 page illustrated booklet.
Yuri Gagarin, the Swedish space rock group, have started streaming their second album, At The Center Of All Infinity, on Youtube. The LP is scheduled to be out on December 2 on vinyl and digital download, while the CD and cassette versions will be available later.
Stream At The Center Of All Infinity below:
Swedish stoner act Greenleaf will release a new studio album, entitled Rise Above The Meadow on February 26 through Napalm Records.
More details regarding the LP can be accessed here - http://www.grande-rock.com/news/greenleaf-release-rise-above-meadow-february-26th-2016
Meanwhile the band will be on tour in December supporting Clutch throughout Europe:
01.12.15 DK - Aarhus / Voxhall
02.12.15 SE - Goteborg / Tragarn
03.12.15 SE - Stockholm / Debaser Medis
04.12.15 DK - Copenhagen / Vega
06.12.15 NL – Drachten / Iduna
07.12.15 DE – Marburg / KFZ
08.12.15 NL - Amsterdam / Paradiso
10.12.15 UK - Manchester / The Ritz
11.12.15 UK - Wolverhampton / Wulfrun Hall
12.12.15 UK - London / Shepards Bush Empire
26.12.15 DE - Hamburg / Sankt Hell
27.12.15 DE - Dresden / Scheune
28.12.15 DE - Düsseldorf / Pitcher
29.12.15 DE - Karlsruhe / Alte Hackerei
The Californian occult doom metal band YIDHRa have debuted the title track off their upcoming EP, Cult of Bathory. The material is due out on December 11 on Black Voodoo Records as limited edition vinyl and digital download.
Stream 'Cult of Bathory' at the following link - http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2015/11/yidhra-cult-of-bathory-premiere/comment-page-1/
Squat-punkers Leftöver Crack are streaming their new album at Billboard.com.
Constructs of the State, the band's first album since 2004's Fuck World Trade, will be released Friday the 27th of November on Fat Wreck Chords.
Friday, November 27th
Italian black n' roll outfit Whiskey Ritual are streaming their new LP Blow with the Devil at the official Bandcamp location of Art Of Propaganda Records.
The third Whiskey Ritual full length was released today (Nov 27).
Pop-rock band Panic! At the Disco have released yet another song from their upcoming 5th studio album, entitled 'LA Devotee'. You can listen to the song below
Thursday, November 26th
Yndi Halda's long-awaited followup to their seminal debut, Enjoy Eternal Bliss, will be released March 4th. Coming nine years after that album's breathtaking post-rock suites, there is much speculation about what direction the band will take. They have amassed a devoted fan following over the past decade, making Under Summer one of the most anticipated comeback records in the post-rock scene.
You can listen to a single edit of "Golden Threads From the Sun" at the following link:
Order the new LP:
UK / EUROPE: http://bsmrocks.awesomedistro.com/artists/yndi-halda
Waka Flocka Flame just dropped his latest mixtape/free album, Flockaveli 1.5, a stopgap release between his debut studio album Flockaveli and the upcoming Flockaveli 2. It features production from Metro Boomin, Southside, and sports features from Chaz Gotti and Wooh Dah Kid.
Stream or download Flockaveli 1.5:
Music video for the track "Workin'":
Alternative rap duo Crazy Town have released a new music video from their latest release, The Brimstone Sluggers, for the track "Come Inside". The video can be streamed below.
Crazy Town are currently on tour in Europe, playing shows as a duo with a backing DJ to promote their more hip-hop oriented new release, which abandons the nu metal leanings of their previous albums. More information ban be found on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/officialcrazytown
The secret Wu-Tang Clan album, entitled "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin", of which only one physical copy was made, has recently sold at auction. While many of the details remain unknown. It was purchased by "an American collector" for at least $5 million. This price tag far exceeds the previous record for most expensive piece of music bought, a $300,000 purchase by Jack White of a rare recording of Elvis' first song. Accompanying this news were reports that the album would not see a commercial release for 88 years at the direction of producers RZA and Cilvaringz.
Details of the purchase can be read here:
Wednesday, November 25th
England's Britpop superheroes have announced the release of their forthcoming record which is due for release on 18 March 2016. The band's 14th studio album is titled 'Girl At The End Of The World' and would be produced again by Max Dingel.
The tracklisting is as follows:
2. To My Surprise
3. Nothing But Love
5. Dear John
6. Feet of Clay
7. Surfer's Song
9. Move Down South
12. Girl At The End of The World
You can listen to the first single here :
Djentle atmospheric progressive beasts Skyharbor have gone ahead and released their latest single, Blind Side, for free download by signing up for their mailing list. This track features both their new singer (Eric Emery) and drummer (Aditya Ashok):
Dayton deathcore band Denihilist (formerly Hail To The King) have released a new single from their upcoming EP Eulogy, due out December 29th. You can watch the video for their new single, "It That Betrays", below.
The untitled split record of New Jersey indie/alternative bands Moving Mountains and Prawn is available for streaming via Stereogum. The split features two tracks from each band and is the first activity by Moving Mountains since 2013 when they released their self-titled record and announced the hiatus.
Listen to the split here:
Swedish retro hard rock pioneers Witchcraft have aired a new track at the official YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records.
The song is titled "The Outcast" and it will be included in the band's upcoming album Nucleus, due out on January 15.
You can jam the song right below:
Swedish sludge/post-metal act The Moth Gatherer have uploaded a lyric video for their song "Attacus Atlas". The song is off their upcoming sophomore album, The Earth is The Sky, which will be released on November 28 via Agonia Records. "Attacus Atlas" also features guest vocals from David Johansson of Kongh fame.
Tuesday, November 24th
"When The Devil Creeps In" is the first single from Dog Fashion Disco's frontman Todd Smith's new solo album titled Bellissimo! released under his moniker of El-Creepo!. The album is set for release on December 17 with preorder packages currently available at http://www.razortowrist.com/
This is Smith's third solo album, and second album this year after DFD's Ad Nauseam which was released this past October. The new song can be heard below:
Wild Nothing has announced his upcoming third LP Life of Pause to be released February 19th. He has shared two new tracks from the album "To Know You" and "TV Queen" in one music video (living album art).
"To Know You / TV Queen"
Monday, November 23rd
3 weeks after the Club Colectiv fire in Bucharest, which killed nearly 60 people and has left dozens of others seriously injured, Andrei Găluţ, the sole surviving member of Romanian metalcore quintet Goodbye to Gravity, has regained consciousness while undergoing treatment in the Netherlands. Găluţ, who has 45% burns and still remains in a serious condition with damage to his respiratory tract, has yet to find out about the deaths of his bandmates or his girlfriend, who passed away last week, as it is unknown how it may affect him mentally or physically in his recovery. He is still heavily anaesthetized and can only remain conscious for a short time each day, and it is thought that, due to the extent of the burns to his face and body, he will require up to 5 years of reconstructive surgery should he survive.
More information (in Romanian): http://www.romaniatv.net/vesti-cutremuratoare-despre-starea-lui-andrei-galut-medicii-rup-tacerea-si-vorbesc-despre-arsurile_25797 ...more
Alternative/post-hardcore darlings Thrice posted a photo with the view from the studio and the message 'THRICE NEW ALBUM - 2016' on their Facebook account. No details are available at the moment.
Thrice went on hiatus in 2011, but reunited in 2014 to play several music festivals including Skate and Surf Fest, Amnesia Rockfest, Hevy Music Festival and Riot Fest among others. The band's vocalist Dustin Kensrue hinted the possibility of them making new music back in March and now it seems that it is official.
See the aforementioned photo here:
Swedish heavy/power metal outfit Manimal has posted new material at the official YouTube channel of AFM Records.
The two new songs, "March of Madness" and "Screaming Out", can be found within the track list of the band's sophomore album Trapped in the Shadows, released on November 20.
Stream "March of Madness" here:
Stream "Screaming Out" here:
Foo Fighters have just released the EP Saint Cecilia through Apple Music. Recorded in Austin, the EP marks a shift away from the polished sound of Sonic Highways which received a generally lukewarm response upon release.
Stream here: itun.es/us/au7h_