Dream rock band Mew have released a new single called "Carry Me To Safety" off their upcoming album Visuals which is set to be released on April 28. The album is also available for preorder on the band's website.
Metalcore band The Dead Rabbitts, which is the side project of Escape the Fate vocalist Craig Mabbitt, has just released a new song titled "Dead Again." This new song is on their upcoming sophomore effort "The Emptiness" which is slated for release sometime in Spring 2017.
Corey Taylor-fronted alternative metal band Stone Sour have officially announced their new album, entitled Hydrograd, which is set to be released sometime during the summer via Roadrunner Records. The album is being co-produced by Jay Ruston.
The album will also feature the band's newest members, including guitarist Christian Martucci (who became the permanent replacement after Jim Root was fired from the band in 2013) and bassist Johny Chow (who became a permanent member in 2014).
You can now submit your own application to become the fully-fledged, official bass player in the legendary Japanese garage punk band Guitar Wolf!
Formed in Nagasaki in 1987, the band have just said goodbye to their bassist of 11 years, UG, who replaced former Bass Wolf Billy after the latter suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 38. Guitar Wolf released their twelfth studio album 『チラノザウルス四畳半』 (T-Rex from a Tiny Space Yojouhan) last year, and completed full-length tours of their native Japan as well as the US and Europe in support of the album. They've also toured Australia repeatedly.
Along with an ordinary resume, your application should include a full body photo of yourself, your height, weight, blood type, experience as a bassist, favourite bands, and past involvement in bands.
Convictions may disqualify you from the job because Seiji specifically intends to tour the new bassist overseas. Sorry, but your bada ...more
Drummer for the renowned krautrock group Can Jaki Liebezeit passed away this morning from what has been described as "sudden pneumonia". Although most known for his contributions to Can and their albums, Liebezeit also worked with musicians such as Brian Eno (Before and After Science), Depeche Mode ("The Bottom Line", from Ultra) and many others.
From Can's official Facebook page:
"It is with great sadness we have to announce that Jaki passed away this morning from sudden pneumonia. He fell asleep peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. We will miss him hugely."
Tim Bowness has revealed two tracks off his upcoming solo effort, Lost in the Ghost Light, due out on February 17 through InsideOut Music. He also added an entry to his website diary detailing the concept behind the record. The main subject is the '60s psychedelic act, Moonshot's frontman, Jeff Harrison. More info can be found at the following link: http://timbowness.co.uk/a-moonshot-story/
Listen to the two tracks, 'Distant Summers' and 'You Wanted to be Seen' below:
Maggie Roche of New Jersey folk group The Roches has passed away after a long battle with cancer. She was 65. A statement confirming this was put on Facebook by her sister Suzzy:
"Friends, my dear, beautiful sister Maggie passed away today after a long struggle with cancer. She was a private person, too sensitive and shy for this world, but brimming with life, love, and talent. I want to let you know how grateful she was to everyone who listened and understood her through her music and her songs. After decades of singing, writing, traveling and performing together, we spent the last month and a half helping each other through her final journey, now I have to let her go. I’m heartbroken. I adored her. She was smart, wickedly funny, and authentic ~ not a false bone in her body ~ a brilliant songwriter, with a distinct unique perspective, all heart and soul. It’ll be hard for me to carry on without her."
Portland progressive pop group Icarus the Owl have covered the ever-famous "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton. The band is currently touring in support of Sianvar and has recently announced support for Stolas on their upcoming tour. The music video for this cover can be found below.
For more info on the inspiration for covering this pop classic, check out this article from Alternative Press:
Re-thrash titans Havok have unveiled "Hang 'Em High," the lead single from their fourth full-length record, Conformicide. As is typical with Havok songs, it is politically-charged and takes aim at politicians and big business.
Travis Ryan's (Cattle Decapitation) side project Anal Trump has released a new EP to coincide with the inauguration, joining a growing list of artists to have release music in protest of the demagogue.
The EP, entitled To All the Broads I Nailed Before, is available on Bandcamp. A limited "urine yellow" run of 500 7" vinyls sold out almost immediately.
More info: http://www.metalsucks.net/2017/01/20/anal-trump-honor-our-45th-president-with-urine-colored-to-all-the-broads-i-nailed-before-ep/
A little more than a year since joining, Trivium announces the replacing of drummer Paul Wandtke with Alex Bent (Battlecross, Hatriot).
Wandtke joined Trivium following the release of their latest album, Silence in the Snow and came heavily recommended by Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Mike Mangini. He replaced former drum tech Mat Madiro, who filled in after the departure of Nick Augusto, who joined the band following the firing of Travis Smith.
Bent has joined the band as Wandtke's replacement. So far, not much is known surrounding the circumstances of Wandtke's departure.
Commenting on the change in an interview with MetalInsider.net, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy remarked that, "the last three drummers, everyone has been a session drummer within our band". It is unclear whether or not Bent is yet another session drummer or permanent replacement.
To coincide with the inauguration of the first orange President of the United States Donald J Trump, self-proclaimed "screamo-powerviolence" supergroup United Nations have released a new song.
It is the first without singer Geoff Rickly, who has stepped down from the band in order to focus on No Devotion. The band have chosen to keep the identity of the new singer anonymous. All money raised from downloads will be donated to Planned Parenthood and ACLU.
Post-hardcore group Falling In Reverse has announced their upcoming new album, 'Coming Home.' It is set to release on April 7th, and they've also released a new single, 'Loser.' Check out the track list below:
1. Coming Home
4. Fuck You And All Your Friends
5. I Hate Everyone
6. I'm Bad At Life
7. Hanging On
9. Straight To Hell
10. I Don't Mind
11. The Departure
12. Right Now*
Jamiroquai recently posted a teaser for new music to YouTube. The video, entitled, "Jamiroquai - #AUTOMATON TRANSMISSION 001", contains a teaser to a new track from their upcoming album, Automaton, rumored to be out March 2017.
This will be Jamiroquai's first full length album since 2010's Rock Dust Light Star.
Progressive Post-Hardcore outfit Stolas have announced that their anticipated self titled, 3rd full length album will be released March 17th 2017 via Equal Vision Records.
This album is the first release from Stolas since both; their recent signing to Equal Vision Records (with both previous full lengths being released via Blue Swan Records), and their first release without vocalist and rhythm guitarist Jason Welche, who officially left the band on October 22nd 2015 to pursue other endeavors such as Graphic Design.
Along with the release date the band also unveiled the track listing for the album as well as the dates for an upcoming US headlining tour with Icarus the Owl and Mylets (starting March 11th).
The official track listing as well as a link to an article with further details (including all the dates for the previously mentioned tour) can be found below:
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On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, Arcade Fire have released a new promotional single, "I Give You Power". Featuring guest vocals from gospel singer / civil rights activist Mavis Staples, the song is a politically-charged protest anthem sure to polarize listeners.
All proceeds from "I Give You Power" will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, and it is currently unknown whether the song will appear on the band's upcoming album.
After years of not releasing music, the famed animated group release their first track in 6 years after 2011's acclaimed Plastic Beach. The song "Hallelujah Money" is portrayed as an apocalyptic and anti-Trump track. The song features English poet Benjamin Clementine doing most of the vocal work. The accompanying video sees Clementine singing from Trump Tower, with some rather odd and hyper imagery being presented in the background, all of this with a Spongebob reference to end off the video.
Modern thrashers Warbringer have released the first single off their upcoming album, "Woe to the Vanquished." This will be their first album under Napalm Records. The record is slated for release on March 31, 2017.
Listen to the track here:
Nigerian musician and businessman William Onyeabor died in his home in Nigeria on Monday, January 16. He was 70 years old.
After recording and self-releasing a number of groundbreaking synthesizer-heavy Afro-funk records in the 1970s and 1980s, Onyeabor converted to Christianity and abandoned recording to pursue a business career. He was named the West African Industrialist of the Year in the late 1980s. His music work remained largely unrecognized in the world at large until 2013, when Luaka Bop released the compilation album Who Is William Onyeabor? as part of their World Psychedelic Classics series. That album was followed in 2014 by a comprehensive career-retrospective box set, also released by Luaka Bop.