Friday, August 22nd
Austin TX blackened shoegaze/post-punk/rock/metal outfit Funeralbloom are streaming their debut album Petals at the official Bandcamp location of Broken World Media.
The album saw an official release on August 19 and it can be also downloaded at a "name your price" deal.
You can stream/download the album here: http://brokenworldmedia.bandcamp.com/album/petals
Sludge metal band, Inter Arma have teased new material for their upcoming EP,
Their ambitious opus features a 40+ minute song tastefully fusing the likes of sludge, doom,
stoner rock and prog. The song will feature a guest vocal appearance from Windhand vocalist
"The Cavern" is set to release on October 14 (N.America) through Relapse Records.
Pre-orders are up both digital and physical:
The teaser trailer can be found here:
Directly from their Facebook page:
While currently on yet another successful World Tour, this time to support their latest studio-album Pariah’s Child, Finnish Melodic Metal heroes
Sonata Arctica swung by the studio to re-record their debut album Ecliptica, which was released 15 years ago.
This new version will be released on October 24th under the banner "Ecliptica – Revisited; 15th Anniversary Edition" on Nuclear Blast.
Here is the expected new cover artwork: http://puu.sh/b3lmO/436ef735f2.jpg
Scar Symmetry have released a new single today, "Limits to Infinity", which is set to appear on their upcoming album, "The Singularity, Phase I: Neohumanity".
Lyric video below:
Australian instrumental progressive metal band The Helix Nebula have released the first track, 'Sea of Suns', from their debut EP Meridian, which is scheduled for an August 29th release date.
The band have been posting demos since 2011, but this is their first proper song release.
A teaser video for the upcoming collaborative effort between experimental singer-songwriter Scott Walker and drone metalers Sunn O)) has been released by 4AD records.
The album, Soused, is currently slated to be released on October 21st, a month later than the initially planned release date.
R&B artist FKA Twigs has recently posted two new songs with respective music videos to her official YouTube account.
None of these songs are part of her recent debut LP, which was released on the 12th of
August through the record label Young Turks.
You can check out the songs below:
The new album from Ukrainian black metal band Blood of Kingu is now streaming through Metal Underground.
Featuring members of Drudkh, Dark Star On The Right Horn Of The Crescent Moon is the band's third full-length album and will be released physically through Season of Mist on 29 August.
Stream the album, or pre-order a copy at the links below:
For North American orders:
For international purchases:
Pianos Become the Teeth have released a short teaser, stating that new material will be released this fall.
You can watch the teaser here:
Thursday, August 21st
Canadian pop-punk group, Gob, have released an exclusive stream for their new album "Apt. 13." It is the band's first album to be released since 2007 and is set to be released on August 26th through New Damage Records.
The album can be streamed through the below link.
Run The Jewels have finally confirmed that they will have a new record coming out by the end of 2014, and although it's been less than a year-and-a-half since the release of Run The Jewels, it still seems like a long-time coming. The duo, El-P and Killer Mike, have been hinting at the release for months on social media.
Run The Jewels 2 will drop on October 28 via Nas' The Jones Experience label through
Def Jam. They have also recently shared the first single from the album, entitled 'Blockbuster Night - Part I'.
You can check that song out here:
Alabama hardcore band Gideon have released the title track from their upcoming album, "Calloused". Check it out below.
Reactivated progressive metal artists, Sanctuary, are streaming a new track from their upcoming album,The Year The Sun Died. The song is titled "Arise And Purify".
When asked to describe the album, singer Warrel Dane (Nevermore) told BraveWords recently that people are saying it sounds like mix between Sanctuary's last album, 1989's Into The Mirror Black and Nevermore's classic Dreaming Neon Black (1999).
The Year The Sun Died will be released on October 6th in Europe and October 14th in North America and will feature 11 tracks. There will be a deluxe media book, available exclusively at CM Distro in the United States, which features expanded packaging and the bonus track, “Waiting For The Sun”, originally recorded by The Doors. The vinyl version will come with a CD featuring this bonus track as well.
The Year The Sun Died album artwork was created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Nevermore).
The 11 songs on the C ...more
Nepalese tech brutal death metal outfit Dying Out Flame are streaming their debut album Shiva Rudrastakam at the official Bandcamp location of Xtreem Music.
The album was initially released on July 12 through the band itself, only to be latter licenced to Xtreem Music in mid August.
You can stream the album right here: http://xtreemmusic.bandcamp.com/album/shiva-rudrastakam
Earlier this year, Pennsylvania's The Wonder Years announced an eight-date national tour in support of their latest full-length The Greatest Generation, but it looks like Aussie pop punk defenders won't be seeing the band for a while longer as they have cancelled the tour, releasing a statement as follows:
"We're devastated to announce that we must cancel our upcoming Australian tour due to circumstances beyond out control.
We appreciate all the support we've had over the years in Australia and are looking forward to coming back as soon as our schedule permits.
Refunds will be available at the point of purchase."
Hosted by the bedroom-based agents Hook Turn Touring and featuring a run of national up-and-comers including Hopeless Records labelmates Trophy Eyes and the emo-tinged Ceres (who are on a full-tour support slot with Say Anything in October), the tour sold out its Melbourne all ages date wit ...more
Acclaimed Israeli cellist Maya Beiser is streaming her new album Uncovered at All Music.
Uncovered, which features ten covers of timeless rock songs from outfits such as King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, will be out on August 26 through Innova Recordings. You can stream the album right below.
Springfield MO pop punk artist Casey Jack is streaming his self-titled debut album at Pop Matters.
The stream comes ahead of the album's release date, which is slated for August 26 through Rough Beast Records.
You can stream Jack's debut album right below.
Next week, Ariana Grande will release her new album, My Everything. In anticipation,
the rising pop star has shared a new song featuring The Weeknd called 'Love Me Harder'.
You can stream the new track right here:
Wednesday, August 20th
Philadelphia post metal giants Rosetta have released a teaser for their upcoming EP Flies to Flame.
The EP is scheduled for release on October 14th and will feature 4 songs with a running time of 31+ minutes.
Nicki Minaj's new 'Anaconda' video was unleashed at midnight on Wednesday. By Wednesday afternoon, the video received nearly 5 million YouTube hits.
The video is relatively NSFW.
Watch it here:
Upstart electropop songstress Charli XCX has released a new track from her upcoming LP,
Sucker, due out this October from Neon Gold/Atlantic. The song, entitled "Break the
Rules," is the second confirmed track to be featured on Sucker (the first being
current top-10 single "Boom Clap").
Stream it below:
Today, Denver based instrumental prog rock band Solterra released the first single from their upcoming record, Future Man. Titled 'Cloud City', the band unveiled the track exclusively on their new website, Solterramusic.com.
The track can be streamed for free here:
"Rare" and "hard to find" don't quite capture Vauxdvihl's first release, To Dimension Logic.
An underground masterpiece of progressive metal from Australia, the album went out of print
very quickly and became a sought after collectors item for every hardcore fan of the genre.
Released by Century Media (but distributed by Insideout), they have worked with the group to
put out not only that seminal album, but a two disc set that includes their entire
discography on both CDs (or two LPs, depending on how hipster you're feeling).
Heavy metal band Cavalera Conspiracy are streaming a new song through their SoundCloud account.
The new song, 'Bonzai Kamakazi', is taken from their upcoming album Pandemonium, which is to be released in October.
Amia Venera Landscape have posted the first song from their next album. It is titled, "Weight Bearer".
almost four years passed since our latest release The Long Procession, and a lot of shit happened in the meanwhile: serious health issues for one of us, unreliable booking agents and other various problems caused a slowdown of the recording sessions. On the other hand, during this period we've chosen and arranged the music for our next four albums, which are already written and are going to be recorded in the next years.
This is the live-in-studio video of a new song that will be part of our upcoming album, that we're recording right now.
Check it out:
Menace Ruine have completed work on their upcoming album Venus Armata which will be
released on October 14th of this year.
More details can be found at the official Profound Lore Records website:
You all can also stream a new track from the album here:
French avant-garde black metal group Blut Aus Nord have released an excerpt of their upcoming album, Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry.
Listen to the excerpt here: soundcloud.com/blutausnord/memoria-vetusta-saturnian-poetry-first-excerpt
Lead vocalist Bobby Barnett of Captain, We're Sinking has announced a new acoustic side project under his own name.
He has also released a full length album under that name that can be streamed and purchased on Bandcamp.
Seattle WA hard rock outfit Soulbender, a project featuring Queensryche guitarist Michael Wilton, will release their second album Soulbender 2 later this year. In that light, the band has posted a new track at the official YouTube channel of Rat Pak Records.
The track is titled "Turn Anger Up" and you can stream it right below.
Former Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash has recently made available for streaming a 3rd
track from his upcoming album World On Fire, titled 30 Years To Life, after
having released his singles World On Fire and Bent To Fly. Featuring once
again Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Slash's upcoming 3rd solo album World On Fire
is scheduled for a release on September 15, 2014.