Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, recently disclosed that he has terminal brain cancer. Downie elaborated by saying that, although he was diagnosed in December 2015, plans for a summer tour are still a go.
Infamous electronic outfit The Avalanches have released a new video, entitled Since They Left Us. In this two minute teaser, the Australian group goes over the history of the making of the follow-up to their debut Since I Left You, which has reportedly been in the works since 2005. The video features appearances from Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, Ariel Pink, Danny Brown, and Father John Misty; Herrema, Pink and Brown have been reported to have worked with the Avalanches. Back in April 2016, The Avalanches announced their return to the music world with some festival performances.
American post-hardcore/alternative rock band Thrice have released another new track ahead of the release of the new record 'To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere' May 27 via Vagrant.
Check out 'Death From Above':
Hard rock/heavy metal band Volbeat out of Copenhagen, Denmark have released a lyric video on their official YouTube channel for the song "Seal The Deal", the third song unveiled so far from their upcoming album "Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie" due for release on June 3rd.
Puerto Rico-based experimental outfit Alaskalana has released the remastered version of her first full-length record 'Costra/Cumbre' and she's also released a little 'instrumental hip-hop/trip hop' EP. Stream and download them below.
Whatever-sub-genre-of-metalcoreband Silent Planet released the first single from their upcoming album. The record is called 'Everything Is Sound' and will be released on July 1st via Solid State Records.
1. Inherit the Earth
3. Dying in Circles
4. Understanding Love As Loss
5. Tout Comprendre
6. Panic Room
9. C'est Tout Pardonner
11. No Place to Breathe
12. First Father
13. Inhabit the Wound
Sydney mathcore/metalcore/post-hardcore trio and live circuit staples Hangman have dropped a new single, Hours. Taken from their upcoming album "No Ashes In Our Autumn Bloom", the track marks the first release in three years from the group, and the first since a major lineup shuffle in 2014.
The record is due out next month on Noisebleed Records.
Less than a week after unveiling Vimic, Joey Jordison has released a new track from his latest project, Sinsaenum, which features in its lineup Jordison on drums, Attila Csihar of Mayhem/Sunn O))) and Sean Zatorsky of Chimaira/Dååth on vocals, Frédéric Leclercq of DragonForce on guitar and Heimoth of SETH on bass. The second guitarist featured in the music video has not been named yet. The new song, "Army of Chaos", can be heard below and a full length has been announced with the title Echoes of the Tortured.
The album is expected to drop on July 29 via Peccatum Records.
Doomtree emcee/producer P.O.S. has released new track called 'Wave' featuring Moncelas Boston and Sophia Eris. This is his second track after successful kidney transplant, the first being 'sleepdrone/superposition'.
P.O.S. is currently working on his new LP due out early next year.
Check out 'Wave':
The Fall of Troy, having recently released 'OK' last month after a six year hiatus, has suddenly released a second LP, entitled 'OK#2'. The band stated on their website, thefalloftroy.com:
A note about OK#2:
More art is always better, we think.
When we were making this album, we wanted to do a few things we haven’t had the chance to do previously in our career; work with multiple artists, work with multiple producers, and work only for our fans.
We understood when working on this album that everyone hears The Fall of Troy differently. We would like to respect that, and you, as much as possible.
So, here is a different take of the album, with a different take on the artwork. OK#2 represents a different version of us; the raw fury you hear at our shows and our earlier albums.
If you would like to continue to support, pay us what you want, or don't. This is for you.
Massachusetts-based emo trio The Hotelier are now streaming their latest album "Goodness" ahead of its May 27th release date. Following the link will take you to a long story pertaining to the band. The stream can be found at the end.
Dashboard Confessional have released their first new song in seven years, entitled "May". It is the first track that the Florida emo band have released since their sixth studio album, Alter the Ending, in 2009. Frontman Chris Carrabba has stated his desire for the band to return to their original acoustic roots.
UK electronic superstars Autechre have released 4 hours of new material in the form of 5 separate EP's titled elseq 1-5. This release follows an uncharacteristic official release of live material from their most recent tour, making it the first studio material released by the duo since the release of Exai and the accompanying L-Event EP in 2013.
Purchase and listen to snippets of the new album via the official Autechre webstore: https://autechre.bleepstores.com/
Recently reformed industrial black metal act Dawn of Ashes are now streaming their comeback album Theophany via Revolver. The album, their first since their 2013 album Anathema and initial breakup the same year, is out tomorrow (May 20) via Metropolis Records.
Melodic death metal band, Insomnium, have revealed their upcoming concept album, Winter's Gate, which is set to be released September 23rd 2016 through Century Media Records along with a book written by Niilo Sevänen built around this album. The record is a concept album, which is an epic 40-minute song.
The band also posted this to their Facebook page:
"We have been forging a very special release during the last months. Winter’s Gate is a concept album that is made of one epic 40 minute song. The album is built around a short story Winter’s Gate (Talven portti in Finnish) by Niilo Sevänen, which won awards and nominations in Finland back in 2007 and 2008. It’s a story about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west from Ireland, even though the winter is drawing near. The full story is released together with the album as a book that has the tale in English, Finnish and German – illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.&q ...more
Influential rap-metal quartet Rage Against the Machine have begun to direct fans to a mysterious website called http://www.prophetsofrage.com. The website, named after a Public Enemy song, has fueled rumours of a reunion, while Chuck D has been posting images of RATM's London show from 2010.
A spokesperson for the band has moved to quash rumours of a reunion, though, claiming that while members of the band are involved, "This is not a RAGE-specific reunion," implying that this is instead a new project featuring members of Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy.
The countdown is expected to end on May 31. More details will likely be revealed then.
More information: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/fans-expecting-imminent-rage-against-the-machine-reunion-will-be-disappointed/
Rise Records band Alive Like Me announced that they will be going on an indefinite hiatus. The band stated that they needed to take a break from touring and writing music altogether. Alive Like Me had only released one album, titled Yours Forever. The hiatus was inevitable as the vocalist (Jairus Kersey) stated that he wasn't in the band as of March 29, 2016 and the guitarist (Dakota Dufloth) revealed his departure on March 30, 2016.
Read their official Facebook statement here:
Australian metalcore band The Amity Affliction released a new track named "I Bring The Weather With Me". It is the first single for their upcoming release, This Could Be Heartbreak, which will be available August 12th, 2016.