Thursday, March 23rd

Bowie monument scrapped 13 replies

Plans to erect a 30 foot-tall lightning bolt to honor David Bowie in his hometown of Brixton have been spurned after the crowdfunding campaign failed to hit its target. Only 50,000 pounds out of the estimated 100,000 were raised before the project's deadline. Donations will be returned to all those kind enough to have given to the project. The sculpture, tentatively titled the ZiggyZag will remain in the works until its creation is made more feasible.

Read the full BBC article here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-39354272



Trial (SWE) stream new material 1 replies

Swedish traditional heavy metal band Trial, has aired a couple of brand new tracks at its official Bandcamp lair.

The tracks, titled "Motherless" and "Cold Comes the Night", are part of the band's upcoming/third album Motherless, due out on April 7 through Metal Blade Records.

Stream "Motherless" here:
http://trialheavymetal.bandcamp.com/track/motherless

Stream "Cold Comes The Night" here:
http://trialheavymetal.bandcamp.com/track/cold-comes-the-night



A Lot Like Birds premiere new single 9 replies

American post-hardcore group A Lot Like Birds have released their first new song since the departure of their cleans vocalist Kurt Travis. The song, entitled "For Shelley", is written for vocalist Cory Lockwoods mother, who passed away March 19th 2016. The song is a departure from their previous sound, featuring no screamed vocals at all, and a more pop-focused sound. You can listen here:




Their new album "Divisi" is set for release on the 28th of April 2017.



Sleepmakeswaves Stream Album 11 replies

Australian post-rockers Sleepmakeswaves have begun streaming their third full-length record, "Made of Breath Only", ahead of its 31 March release date.

"Made of Breath Only" was financed through a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2016 through the Australian site Pozible and will see its physical release through Pelagic Records.

Stream "Made of Breath Only" and read a write-up courtesy of Music&Riots:
http://musicandriots.com/album-premiere-sleepmakeswaves-made-of-breath-only/

Stream the playlist for the album directly on Soundcloud:
http://soundcloud.com/sleepmakeswaves/sets/made-of-breath-only-full-album

Pre-order the album and merch through Pelagic Records:
http://pelagic-records.com/artist/sleepmakeswaves/



Warped Tour 2017 Lineup 69 replies

The annual Vans Warped Tour has announced their lineup. The lineup was officially announced periodically on a livestream through the Warped Tour YouTube channel.

This year's lineup includes an eclectic number of bands and genres, ranging from metalcore, hip hop, punk, post-hardcore, pop rock, thrash metal, and more. Founder Kevin Lyman stated that their intention was to have older/more classic bands mentor newer acts on the tour.

Tour dates and lineup can be found on the official Vans Warped Tour website:
http://vanswarpedtour.com/



Wednesday, March 22nd

Moose Blood remove drummer 30 replies

British pop-punk band Moose Blood have announced the firing of their drummer over recent sexual assault allegations. The drummer allegedly sent nude images and a video to a girl who asked him to stop. You can read more over on Alternative Press:

http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/moose_blood_remove_drummer_following_sexual_harass ment_allegations



Tigers Jaw announce album, US tour 26 replies

Scranton-based emo band Tigers Jaw have announced their fifth studio album, Spin, set to be released on May 19th off of Black Cement Records. They have also announced a full US tour with fellow artists Saintseneca and Smidley starting on the album's release date at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC. Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, March 24th at 10 AM ET.

You can stream their new song "Guardian" here:




Tuesday, March 21st

Negru Passes Away 20 replies

Gabriel "Negru" Mafa, founder of Romanian black metal band Negura Bunget, passed away March 21, 2017 at the age of 42.

Fellow band mate, Tibor Kati, issued the following statement regarding the passing:
"With great grief in our souls, we inform you that our friend and colleague, Gabriel 'Negru' Mafa, passed today, March 21st 2017, aged 42. We deeply regret the death of the man who founded and maintained Negura Bunget, and who dedicated his life to the sacred side of our culture, bringing it to life through music and transmitting it to various generations from all over the world.

We hope that his legacy will continue to enchant and console those whom he left behind. With regret and sadness, we offer our condolences to his family and to those who knew and cherished him in this life."

Circumstances surrounding the death have not yet been revealed. Negura Bunget was set to begin a North American tour in celebration of ...more



New Cigarettes After Sex Album 23 replies

Cigarettes After Sex, the up-and-coming dream pop/shoegaze band known for their hauntingly ethereal ballads, release a new single entitled "Apocalypse" and announce their upcoming self-titled album. Cigarettes After Sex will be available on June 9th via Partisan Records and includes their previously-released singles "K." and "Apocalypse" along with 8 other new tracks.

You can listen to "Apocalypse" here:


You can pre-order the physical album here: http://www.cigarettesaftersex.com/store

You can pre-order the digital album here: https://cigsaftersex.lnk.to/preorder-cas



The Word Alive Feel Miserable 32 replies

Post-Hardcore outfit The Word Alive have released a new track titled "Misery", off of their upcoming as of yet untitled fifth album. It continues to delve deeper into the more atmospheric experimentation from their fourth album 'Dark Matter.' You can stream the track here via Fearless Records's Youtube channel.




New Falling in Reverse single 33 replies

Nevada post hardcore outfit Falling in Reverse has released a new single, entitled "Broken." It is the third single taken from their upcoming fourth album Coming Home, which releases on April 7th via Epitaph Records.




Acrimonious unleash eleven dragons 7 replies

Greek-Athenian occult death/black metal duo Acrimonious, are streaming their new album Eleven Dragons at the official Bandcamp dojo of WTC Productions.

The third Acrimonious full-length effort, was officially released yesterday (March 20).

You can spin Eleven Dragons by activating the link right below:
http://wtcproductions.bandcamp.com/album/eleven-dragons



New Perfume Genius album 17 replies

Perfume Genius has announced a new album called No Shape and is out May 5 via Matador.
He also shared a new single called Slip Away and you can check it out below:



Track listing for No Shape:
1 Otherside
2 Slip Away
3 Just Like Love
4 Go Ahead
5 Valley
6 Wreath
7 Every Night
8 Choir
9 Die 4 You
10 Sides [ft. Weyes Blood]
11 Braid
12 Run Me Through
13 Alan

Tour dates:

05-10 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge *
05-11 Toronto, Ontario - Virgin Mobile Mod Club *
05-12 Montreal, Quebec - Theatre Fairmount *
05-13 Boston, MA - Royale *
05-15 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
05-16 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
05-18 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
05-19 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle *
05 ...more



New Lonely The Brave EP 7 replies

Doom- popband Lonely The Brave will release a 4-track EP called 'Diamond Days' on March 24th. The EP contains lead single 'Diamond Days' from their sophomore album 'Things Will Matter', two brand new tracks plus a cover song.
You can pre-order it here:

www.musicglue.com/lonelythebrave

Diamond Days EP
1 Diamond Days
2 Two Heads
3 Collider
4 The Rat (The Walkmen cover)



Monday, March 20th

New Samsara Blues Experiment album 6 replies

German psychedelic/stoner rock band, Samsara Blues Experiment will release their 4th studio album, One with the Universe on May 12, through Electric Magic Records.

The band also debuted the first song off the record, 'Vipassana' and can be streamed below via The Obelisk: http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2017/03/20/samsara-blues-experiment-one-with-the-universe-vipassana-premiere/

Regarding the track, guitarist/vocalist Christian Peter mentioned: "It is the first song we did after Richard [Behrens] had left the band. It came out from a series of jam sessions. The song topic seems to be about growing up, or maybe growing up responsibly. Kind of a coming of age thing, wrapped in heavy riffs and Pink Floydish-psychedelia, plus some kind of Indian raga theme. It’s pretty much what one can consider as ‘classic SBE’-material already, I think. It may be interesting to know that Richard, who did not play any instruments, but again recorded the album, also c ...more



Sunday, March 19th

New Northlane single 'Citizen' 69 replies

Australian progressive metalcore act Northlane have released another new single titled "Citizen". This is the third new song to be released since their split EP with In Hearts Wake last year, but there is still no news of a new album coming out. Listen to the new song here




New Oxbow Video 16 replies

Experimental/noise rock outfit Oxbow have debuted a music video for their track "Cold & Well-lit Place". The track is taken off of their upcoming LP "Thin Black Duke", which is set to be released through Hydra Head Industries on the 5th of May.

The video can be viewed here:





Saturday, March 18th

R.I.P. Chuck Berry 49 replies

Rock guitarist and music icon Chuck Berry has died, as reported by the St. Charles, MO police department.

After responding to an emergency call in St. Charles (a locale near Berry's hometown of St. Louis, Missouri), emergency staff found an unresponsive man inside. However, he could not be revived. Local police confirmed the identity of the man as Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., best known as Chuck Berry. He was 90 years old.

Berry was to release his first new album in 35 years, titled Chuck, later this year. Rest in peace, Chuck Berry.

http://fox2now.com/2017/03/18/legendary-rock-n-roll-musician-chuck-berry-dies-at-90/



The Wonder Years Side Project 32 replies

Matt Brasch (backup vocals/guitar in The Wonder Years) has released an EP from his new side project, Cold Climb It. The EP, entitled Fade, can be checked out on the band's bandcamp and spotify pages.

https://coldclimbit.bandcamp.com/album/fade
https://open.spotify.com/album/3MPAEPMhsFfhWs31gPdjTZ



New Kasabian album/single 23 replies

Kasabian return this year with a new album, For Crying Out Loud that will be released on April 28. Band leader, Sergio Pizzorno describes it as being "saving guitar music from the abyss".

'You're in Love with a Psycho' is the first single and can be listened to below:




Kasabian will start their promotional tour in April and the dates confirmed so far are:

Llandudno, Venue Cymru – Wed 12 April
Birmingham, O2 Academy – Thu 13 April
Newport, Newport Centre – Sat 15 April
Southend-on-sea, Cliffs Pavillion – Sun 16 April
London, The Forum – Tue 18 April
London, The Forum – Wed 19 April
London, The Forum – Thu 20 April
Dublin, Olympia – Sat 22 April

They will also headline the Reading and Leeds Festival this summer alongside Eminem and Muse. ...more



Fates Warning Guardian DVD 12 replies

Legendary progressive metal act Fates Warning celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, Awaken the Guardian, in 2016. The album was to become their final release to feature vocalist John Arch. That era's lineup was rounded out by bassist Joe DiBiase, drummer Steve Zimmerman, along with current guitarist Frank Aresti and, of course, Jim Matheos. Awaken the Guardian also holds the honor as the band's very first release to debut on the Billboard charts.

Awaken the Guardian remains an important album for the band's fans worldwide. Decibel Magazine remarked in their Hall of Fame no. 134 entry that "Each member still talks with great pride of its creation, each blown away by the feedback it has received since its release 30 years ago, each amazed at the powerful and positive impact it has had on so many lives." To celebrate 30 years since the album's release, Matheos reassembled the Awaken the Guardian-era lineup for two special festival appearances: Keep ...more



Believer release new EP 9 replies

Progressive thrash artists, Believer, have surprised everyone with a new two song EP and plans to release four more EPs over the course of the year.

"New songs from Believer will be released throughout 2017, culminating in the release of a physical product to be announced later this year.

The first installment, titled 1 of 5, contains two songs and will be released via Trauma Team Productions on March 18, 2017.
Distribution

1 of 5 will be available for download on the Believer website, iTunes, Bandcamp, and all the usual digital music delivery services.*


https://believer.bandcamp.com/


* Bandcamp will have the music immediately. Check back for details about availability on other services.



Friday, March 17th

Julien Baker drops single/7 7 replies

Julien Baker dropped a new single today entitled "Distant Solar Systems" from her new 7" that comes with the Matador deluxe reissue of Sprained Ankle. The 7" also features previously released single "Funeral Prye".

If you have a Spotify, you can stream the song here:
https://open.spotify.com/album/6qDxwnHlnC6jP5kdqQR2bj



Capture the Crown Rename 34 replies

Austrialian Metalcore m8s Capture the Crown have changed their band name to 'Capture' and have released the title track off of their upcoming third album "Lost Control" which is slated for release later this year.




Dodecahedron Stream Kwintesse 13 replies

Dissonant bendy black metallers Dodecahedron have begun streaming their sophomore record, "Kwintessens." Released through Season of Mist, "Kwintessens" can currently be streamed through Youtube, Bandcamp, and Spotify services (among probably others).

Order the album:
http://shop.season-of-mist.com

Grab it on Bandcamp:
http://dodecahedronsom.bandcamp.com/album/kwintessens

Stream the playlist:




Linkin Park unveils new video 104 replies

Linkin Park have uploaded the video for their new single "Battle Symphony" on the band's official YouTube account.

"Battle Symphony" is the 2nd single to be released from the new album "One More Light", which is scheduled for release May 19.





Emery crowd funding new album 22 replies

Post-hardcore veterans, Emery, have announced they will be recording their 7th full-length album and are currently running a campaign on indiegogo to fund it. This is the second time the band has chose to crowd fund an album as they had a similar campaign back in 2014 for You Were Never Alone. Along with the new album, they will be releasing a "classics reimagined" EP as an album pre-order bonus. The project can be found below.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/emery-s-7th-full-length-album-rock#/



New Wage War song 48 replies

Ocala metalcore group Wage War have released a new single titled 'Stitch'. The song is the first single from their upcoming sophomore album, the follow-up to their acclaimed debut Blueprints. Nothing is currently known about the upcoming release, except that it is due out sometime in 2017. Check out the video for 'Stitch' below:




Thursday, March 16th

New blink-182 track 60 replies

American pop-punk band blink-182 have released a new song from the upcoming deluxe version of their last studio album, "California", due out May 19th. The deluxe version will feature 11 new songs, as well as the original album. The new song, entitled "Parking Lot", can be streamed below:




Pre-orders are available at blink-182's webstore



New Weezer Track/Album 74 replies

American pop-rock band Weezer have released a new song from their forthcoming studio album, due this summer. The track, entitled "Feels Like Summer", is available to stream below:




Along with this new track the band have announced a headlining tour in the UK. Dates can be found at their website.


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