Friday, July 31st
Sugary Sweet Machines, a two-person experimental outfit based in the US, have announced the release of their newest LP, entitled Deformity Disco. The band's third LP and first release of 2015, Deformity Disco will be Sugary Sweet Machines' most unique offering yet, with less post-rock and ambient influences and more of a focus on funky, noisy industrialism.
Deformity Disco will be available for name-your-price streaming/download via bandcamp on August 1, 2015. A link to their bandcamp and a music video for the track "Television Programs," which will be the second song on the album, are posted below.
Bandcamp link: www.sugarysweetmachines.bandcamp.com
Thursday, July 30th
Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have uploaded a 27-second trailer from their upcoming album on their official YouTube channel.
The band's 16th studio effort is due to be released on September 4. The Book of Souls is Maiden's first double LP and the first one since Powerslave that includes two songs written exclusively by vocalist Bruce Dickinson.
Russian/Ukrainian post rock/doom outfit Kauan have premiered a music video/lyrics video for their upcoming 7th album, Sorni Nai.
The album is a single, 52-minute-long track, ruminating on the infamous Djatlov Pass Incident - a case where 9 hikers mysteriously perished in the frost-laden Ural Mountains, and the case was shut by Soviet investigators before any explanation could be offered, leading some to believe extraterrestrial forces were at work.
The video showcases the first 7 minutes of the album.
Sorni Nai will be available for pre-order on August 5th for an expected release on October 20th through Blood Music.
As of today (July 30), Krallice are streaming their new album Ygg Huur at their official Bandcamp location.
The 5th album of the New Yorkan progressive/black metal outfit, courtesy of Gilead Media, comes exactly three years after the previous full-length effort, titled Years Past Matter.
UK melodic hardcore trio Eight Days From Sunday have announced a number of changes following the release of their new EP, Surrounded By The Ones Who Want Me To Fail.
First off, the band has announced new bassist James Carty who replaces the outgoing Philip Whitehead, who departed due to commitment issues and creative differences. The band have also shortened their name to simply Eight Days. They are currently on the road in support of their new EP, which is the last to feature the former bassist.
Download the new EP at eightdaysuk.bandcamp.com
Hungary's self-styled "Doll Metal" band Ann My Guard has released a new single ahead of their first European tour. The song, "Promise" is a tribute to Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka and is available for streaming below.
More information on Ann My Guard's music and upcoming tour can be found here: http://bravewords.com/news/hungarys-ann-my-guard-pay-tribute-to-silent-hill-video-game-series-with-promise-single-audio-streaming
Norwegian lo-fi extreme metal band Mion's Hill are streaming their new album Torture at their official Bandcamp location.
The first side of the album consists of new material, whereas the second includes the Festering Curses demo, remastered for vinyl.
Torture is an independent release since July 20, and it can be streamed right below.
Japanese rock trio Ling Tosite Sigure have announced a new mini album, entitled Es Or S. The mini album, which will feature 5 new tracks, will be released on September 2nd this year.
You can hear an audio snippet for the 1st track, 'SOSOS', below:
2. Mirror Frustration
3. Karma Siren
4. Tornado Mystery
5. End Roll Fiction
You can check out the artwork for the new release here:
Wednesday, July 29th
Metalcore band Miss May I have released the music video for the title track from their new album Deathless.
The album is expected to be released on August 7th.
You can check out the new track here:
New Jersey outfit The Gaslight Anthem have announced through Facebook that they will be "taking a break" from the band after they wrap up their European tour this fall.
While each member will be involved in projects inside and outside of music, the band disclosed that they need some time to recharge, rather than "[make] a record just for the sake of making the next record".
The statement in full:
We wanted to let everyone know that we'll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We're all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we'd like to step away from the band until we decide what we'd like to do next.
We'd like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next re ...more
Clutch have released the music video for 'X-Ray Visions', the first single off their upcoming record, Psychic Warfare, due out on October 2 through the band's own label, Weathermaker.
Watch the video below:
Tuesday, July 28th
Alt rock group Puscifer, led by Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle, have announced their new album, Money Shot, which will be released on October the 30th.
The band followed on with the announcement of the new album by debuting a new track from the forthcoming release, 'Grand Canyon', which you can check out below:
Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime have released 'Re-Inventing the Future' as the first video from their forthcoming album, The Key.
American sludge metallers Kylesa have announced the release of their upcoming seventh full-length album, entitled Exhausting Fire. The album is due October 2 via Season of Mist.
Additionally, the band have released a track from the album entitled 'Lost and Confused' for streaming, which can be found below.
Sadistik & Kno have dropped the first single from their collaborative effort, Phantom Limbs, entitled 'To Be In Love'. The single is typically brooding, with dense lyricism and atmospheric, booming production.
You can check it out here:
Phantom Limbs drops August 11th.
In light of guitarist Justin Lowe's disappearance and subsequent death earlier this month, After the Burial have announced that they will not be performing on their scheduled Summer Slaughter Tour dates.
The band released a statement on the matter:
"In the wake of our loss, it comes with heavy hearts to inform everyone that we have decided not to perform on this years Summer Slaughter tour. The recent events have been unimaginably heartbreaking, and Justin’s passing is something that each of us needs time with our families and friends to recover from.
Justin Lowe’s story may have a sad ending, but the legacy he leaves us is one that should do nothing but inspire.
From the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to thank everyone who has reached out in support and with kind words for him, his family, and us. It has been truly amazing to see all the people whose lives he impacted in a positive way".
It is unknown ...more
Monday, July 27th
Legendary finnish funeral doom band Skepticism have dropped a video for the song "The Departure" off their forthcoming album Ordeal. The album will be released through Svart Records on September 18th.
For more information: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/skepticism-music-video
Alternative metal band Sevendust have announced their 10th studio album, Kill The Flaw, which will be released on October 2nd.
Both the track-listing and first single, 'Thank You', can be found below:
1. Thank You
2. Death Dance
5. Cease and Desist
6. Not Today
8. Kill the Flaw
9. Silly Beast
10. Peace and Destruction
Polyenso has released an official lyric video for their latest single "Osaka Son" from their upcoming album Pure In the Plastic.
Fightstar have released the first single from their upcoming comeback album, Behind the Devil's Back.
The song, 'Animal', seems to show the band leaning towards their debut for influences, as does the released artwork for the album.
Behind the Devil's Back is set for release on 16th October.
Sunday, July 26th
Swedish psychedelic/progressive rockers Agusa are streaming their sophomore album Två (Swedish for "two") at their official Bandcamp location.
Två, which succeeds the artistically successful debut Högtid, was released on July 24 through The Laser’s Edge (CD) and the band's own Kommun2 imprint (LP).
LA's goth-folk, but also noise-rock, experimental, folk and electronic artist
Chelsea Wolfe has unveiled another track from her upcoming album, Abyss.
Whereas prior releases such as 'Carrion Flowers', 'Iron Moon' and 'After The Fall' can be streamed on Bandcamp, her latest song, 'Grey Days', can be found under the following link:
A live video of Chelsea premiering her song, 'Dragged Out', can also be seen here:
You can check out Chelsea's Bandcamp page here:
Abyss is set to be released on August 7th.
Brazilian metal outfit Sepultura have released a new track, entitled 'Sepultura Under My Skin'. It is not known whether the track will be featured on an upcoming album of any sort.
The new track can be heard here:
Saturday, July 25th
After rearranging Last Patrol, delivering the results under the title Milking The Stars, Dave Wyndorf & Co. will present this fall a whole new perspective of their 2010 LP, Mastermind, renamed Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux). The compilation will be released on October 9 through Napalm Records.
The band have debuted the first reworked tune, entitled 'Mastermind 69' on Brooklyn Vegan's official website. It can be accessed here - http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2015/07/monster_magnet_8.html
Cobras and Fire tracklist:
1. She Digs That Hole
2. Watch Me Fade
3. Mastermind ‘69
4. Hallucination Bomb
5. Gods and Punks
6. The Titan
7. When The Planes Fall From the Sky
8. Ball of Confusion
9. Time Machine
10. I live Behind the Paradise Machine Evil Joe Barresi's Magnet Mash Vol.1
Friday, July 24th
Longtime industrial metal band Fear Factory have released 'Dielectric', the third track released from their forthcoming album Genexus, out August 7th.
On July 24, Emarosa released a new EP, Versus Reimagined, on all major digital platforms for stream and download. The EP consists of four stripped down arrangements of songs from their most recent album Versus, featuring production by Aaron Marsh of Copeland.
Stream it here:
Purchase it here:
Electronic band The Bunny The Bear have released a new single, entitled 'Lover's Touch'. The song is taken from their new album, A Liar Wrote This. This is the first album with Haley Roback as the bear replacing Chris Hutka.
Stream the single here:
English doom/death metal band Indesinence are streaming their new album III at the official Bandcamp page of Profound Lore Records.
The album was released on July 21.
Thursday, July 23rd
Avenged Sevenfold will be on the search for a new drummer, as the band announced today that it will move forward without Arin Ilejay. Ilejay joined the band in 2011 following the departure of Mike Portnoy, who replaced original drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, who died in 2009.
The band posted this statement on their website:
Hello Everyone –
We are writing this to inform you all that we will be moving forward without Arin IIejay as our drummer. Arin has been nothing but a positive energy and monster drummer for us over the past 4 years. We love the guy and always will. We are and will always be grateful to him for helping us to move forward through some very dark times. Creatively though, we felt we needed to move in a different direction. While we can’t say more at this time, we are excited for the future and looking forward to sharing our plans soon with the greatest fans in the world. As always we appreciate your understanding and ...more
Metalcore act Atreyu have posted a video for their new song, 'Long Live'.
The song is taken from the band's upcoming album of the same name, which will be available via Spinefarm Records/Search And Destroy on September 18th.
The video can be viewed below: