Sunday, February 14th

Kanye FINALLY releases TLOP 50 replies

After many delays, including multiple album name changes, irreverent tweeting, a fashion show at Madison Square Garden (where a previous version of the album was played) and last minute recording, Kanye West's seventh album, The Life of Pablo, has finally been released exclusively through the streaming service Tidal. The nearly 1-hour album was released after his performance on Saturday Night Live.

Several features on the album include Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Rihanna, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Brown, Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar. Previously shared tracks 'Fade,' 'Wolves,' 'Facts,' 'Real Friends,' 'No More Parties in LA,' and '30 Hours' were included on TLOP, although 'All Day' and 'Only One' were left off.

Tidal subscribers can listen at:

Saturday, February 13th

Vektor Album Details and Date 21 replies

Space-thrashers Vektor have released new details on their upcoming album "Terminal Redux" on their facebook page including release date, album art and tracklisting.

Terminal Redux is set for release on May 6th, 2016 through Earache Records and is available for preorder now on the Earache Webstore.

Track listing:
1. Charging the Void
2. Cygnus Terminal
3. LCD (Liquid Crystal Disease)
4. Mountains Above The Sun
5. Ultimate Artificer
6. Pteropticon
7. Psychotropia
8. Pillars of Sand
9. Collapse
10. Recharging the Void

Friday, February 12th

Charlie Simpson reveals new band 16 replies

Charlie Simpson has released a new song with his latest group, Once Upon A Dead Man. The quartet consists of the three brothers Charlie, Will, and Edd Simpson as well as longtime friend Simon Britcliffe and will operate in conjunction with Simpson's solo project and other two bands, Fightstar and the newly reformed Busted.

The new song, entitled "The Canopy", is available for streaming below. The debut EP, "Concepts and Phenomena", is available for pre-order now with a release date of April 1.

New Icon For Hire Music Video 21 replies

Alternative Rock/Pop band Icon For Hire have released a new music video for their song "Now You Know" off their EP of the same name back in 2015.

The song continues to showcase the band's more pop-oriented sound and touches on sexism and being "a girl in the music world".

Congrats to our new hires! 160 replies

Hi there.

After locking the staffers in a room without beer for a few days (and because the site was out of commission for a bit), they've settled on the first wave of promotions for the year.

Congrats to the following, who will be joining the staff writing team effective immediately:

JohnnyOnTheSpot, Jacquibim, Atari

A job well done to the following new contributors as well:

TalonsOfFire, TheSpirit, GameOfMetal, DoofusWainwright, beachdude

Please note that this is only the first wave. Each application we received was deserving of a promotion, which is why a second wave has not been ruled out for the year.

Both the current staff writers and the contributors (henceforth "the hiring committee" - I only get to press the magic buttons!) played a role in deciding the first wave.

For some applicants, it was the hiring committee's first exposure to you as a user o ...more

Omnium Gatherum release stream 28 replies

Finnish melodic death metal band Omnium Gatherum have released a stream of their new album "Grey Heavens" before the official release date on February 26th.

Listen to the album here:

AFI/No Doubt Supergroup 27 replies

AFI frontman Davey Havok and No Doubt's Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young are forming a supergroup. The band has recorded an album already, but has yet to announce a release date, or even settle on a band name or record label.

New OK Go Music Video 13 replies

American band Ok Go has released a music video to their single 'Upside Down & Inside Out', which was released on February 11, 2016. The video was shot in a partner ship with Russian airline S7 Airlines using parabolic flights to simulate zero-gravity.
EDIT: the video has been removed from Youtube, and is only available on Facebook
as stated by S7's Facebook page

This day has come: meet joint project of S7 Airlines and indie rock band OK Go!
These guys are known for their innovative approach to shooting videos. This time the musicians have overcome gravity - in the truest sense of the word! Most see the first clip, filmed in weightlessness.

'Upside Down & Inside Out' is the latest in OK Go's long line of single-take choreographed music videos which have gone viral on the internet since 2006, some of which are posted below.


Thursday, February 11th

Skeletonwitch Announce Singer 29 replies

Skeletonwitch have been quiet about their new vocalist for awhile. Coming up to the Decibel Magazine 2016 tour, which will begin in middle March, Skeletonwitch have finally announced their new singer to be Adam Clemans from Wolvhammer.

You can listen to a snippet of his vocals on new Skeletonwitch material in the announcement video below.

Stream Eaux Claires 'DEUX' 3 replies

In the aftermath of Justin Vernon's 2015 Eaux Claires music festival, the mixtape DEUX is now streaming on Soundcloud, boasting releases from Bon Iver, Fall Creek Boys' Choir and Jon Hopkins.

Bon Iver's contribution is entitled 'Haven, Mass', and according to a Facebook post on their official page traces back to around "2009/2010-ish". It appears on Side B of the mixtape.

Eaux Claires music festival will return August at Foster Farms, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

You can stream DEUX here:

Wednesday, February 10th

We Are the in Crowd disband 27 replies

We Are the in Crowd lead vocalist Tay Jardine have revealed trough her personal twitter that the upcoming third full-length album by the New York five-piece won't be seeing the light of day anytime soon as she and the rest of We Are the In Crowd except for founding members Jordan Eckes (guitar, co-lead vocals) and Rob Chianelli (drums) have started a new project which will feature her as the sole lead vocalist. The band reportedly finished recording their third album in 2015 but decided to part ways due to musical differences and has been inactive on their social media accounts since 2014.

Jardine commented the following regarding moving on from We Are the in Crowd: “I was writing melodies in a way that didn’t involve two people, splitting parts from a male perspective or whatever. Because ever since I was 19, that’s what I’ve been doing. So it’s such a different and fun way of working for me. I was writing melodies based around my voice alone, so I was able to ...more

New Dope Smoker Album 21 replies

Welsh stoner rock band Dope Smoker have released their latest LP Marijuana on their Bandcamp for streaming and download.

A full stream is available on Youtube as well:

Marijuana is available for download at
Marijuana was released on February 8, 2016

This Is Nowhere stream music to relapse 1 replies

Greek experimental psychedelic/stoner rock band This Is Nowhere, are streaming their new album Music to Relapse at their official Bandcamp location.

This Is Nowhere's sophomore album was released on January 28, courtesy of Nasoni Records.


New Rabbit Junk compilation 2 replies

Rabbit Junk have released a long-awaited compilation of the singles released during their spell of inactivity from 2011-2013. The tracks are all remastered and feature additional B-Sides as well as rare track "From the Ashes," the first track released after the death of JP Anderson's sister in 2013. Instrumental versions of tracks "Break Shins to This," "Boy With the Sun In His Eyes" and "Own Up" are also included.

Download "Singles From The Lost Years 2011-2013" here:

Fallujah Detail New LP 47 replies

Progressive death metal band, Fallujah, have announced their new LP, Dreamless. The record is set to be released on April 29, 2016 under the Nuclear Blast label. There will be twelve songs, which are listed below:

1. Face Of Death
2. Adrenaline
3. The Void Alone
4. Abandon
5. Scar Queen
6. Dreamless
7. The Prodigal Son
8. Amber Gaze
9. Fidelio
10. Wind For Wings
11. Les Silences
12. Lacuna

More details regarding the release can be found at the following Blabbermouth article, where you can also view the record's artwork:

New Cobalt Song 30 replies

After 7 years of inactivity and the departure of one member, black metal band Cobalt has just released a new song, titled "Beast Whip", on Soundcloud. The song will be part of their new double album, Slow Forever, set to be released on March 24th.
Listen to their new song here:
The album's official trailer can be seen here:

Destroyer 666 Release Video 2 replies

Destroyer 666 have released the official music video for "Wildfire", the title track off their upcoming full-length.

"Wildfire" will be released on Feb. 26th.

Tuesday, February 9th

Haken New Album Details 26 replies

Haken have confirmed that their new album will be released on 04/29/2016 and will be titled Affinity. They have also released the tracklist, which is as follows:

1. affinity.exe [1:24]
2. Initiate [4:16]
3. 1985 [9:09]
4. Lapse [4:44]
5. The Architect [15:40]
6. Earthrise [4:48]
7. Red Giant [6:06]
8. The Endless Knot [5:50]
9. Bound By Gravity [9:29]

Additionally, Haken noted that Leprous' Einar will appear on "The Architect" as a guest vocalist. Here's a link to the official source:

The Black Dahlia Murder guitarist quits 33 replies

Ryan Knight, the lead guitarist for melodic death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder, has quit the band, according to Lambgoat.

Knight said, "After nearly 7 years with The Black Dahlia Murder, I feel the time has come for me to step down and focus on other aspects of my life. The decision to leave was very difficult, yet necessary I feel for me to ultimately be happy and keep moving forward."

Article here:

New Blaqk Audio single 7 replies

Blaqk Audio, electronic side project of current AFI members Davey Havok and Jade Puget, have debuted a new track via California's Live 105. The song, "Anointed", is the first single off the duo's upcoming yet to be titled third album.

Listen to the track here:

Monday, February 8th

New Bossk album announced 11 replies

British post-metal band Bossk have announced that their first full-length album, Audio Noir, will be released on April 1st this year via Deathwish Inc. A song from the album, titled 'Kobe,' can be streamed on their Bandcamp page below:

Vinyl and CD preorders:

Sunday, February 7th

RYNG release debut LP 6 replies

Death Metal band RYNG have released their self-titled debut for a name-your-price via Bandcamp. The album was produced by Steven Ostroske at Third Eye Studios.

Download RYNG here:

Spiritual Beggars new song 17 replies

Swedish retro rockers Spiritual Beggars are streaming the title track from their upcoming 9th album. Sunrise to Sundown is set to be released on March 18 in Europe and March 25 in North America.

Sunrise to Sundown tracklist:

1. Sunrise to Sundown
2. Diamond Under Pressure
3. What Doesn't Kill You
4. Hard Road
5. Still Hunter
6. No Man's Land
7. I Turn to Stone
8. Dark Light Child
9. Lonely Freedom
10. You've Been Fooled
11. Southern Star

Watch the title track here:

The Artificials tease new albu 0 replies

Former Erra guitarist Alan Rigdon has announced via teaser that he is continuing the process of reviving his former band, The Artificials, and is planning to put out an album entitled "Heart" sometime in 2016. Links to the teaser and bandcamp page can be found below.

Link to Bandcamp:

Watch the teaser:

New Death Grips Track 139 replies

Hip-hop group Death Grips have released a new song entitled "Hot Head", presumably from their upcoming album, Bottomless Pit.

Check out the track below.

Dustin Kensrue Releases Cover 14 replies

Dustin Kensrue has released a new song from his upcoming release, Thoughts That Float On a Different Blood.

'Down There By the Train,' a Tom Waits cover, is available for streaming on the Thrice frontman's SoundCloud page. Thoughts That Float On a Different Blood, a collection of Kensrue's live covers, will be released on March 16th, 2016.

Saturday, February 6th

The Lumineers new album/song 7 replies

Indie folk trio The Lumineers have announced their first album in four years, entitled Cleopatra. They have also premiered the lead single from the record - "Ophelia." The album will be released April 8th.

stream "Ophelia"

ERRA debut new track, vocalist 24 replies

ERRA have released the first track, entitled 'Luminesce,' off their upcoming album Drift, due for release on April 8th. The album will also be the band's first release with former Texas In July vocalist J.T. Cavey.

The band will also embark on the "Sumerian Records 10 Year Tour" with label mates Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, After the Burial, and Bad Omens, dates for which can be found here:

Listen to 'Luminesce' below:

Housefire! rerelease Corn 4 replies

Kansas metal act Housefire! have rerecorded and finally rereleased their EP Corn Again. "We were really going for a much darker sound on this one," says guitarist and vocalist John Mohlman. The album can be streamed and downloaded at the link below.

Friday, February 5th

Haken announce new album 20 replies

Haken's website has been updated to officially confirm an album for 2016. This will be their first LP since 2013's critically acclaimed The Mountain and first release since 2014's EP Restoration.

The confirmation is from the website below. When prompted for a password, use "verbatim" to see the announcement. The site was also posted to the band's official Facebook page.

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