Friday, July 29th
After six months on the The Book of Souls tour, Iron Maiden will stream the last gig of the 2016 leg of the tour, live from Wacken Open Air, online on Thursday 6th April. The tour, based heavily around the aforementioned album, boasts a giant, Mayan temple themed stage set with the typical pyro and costume changes, and even the classic Eddies that have been a staple of Maiden sets, complete with a setlist with 6 tracks from the new album, some usual staples and even a few surprises too.
Says the band's manager:
"We decided to finish the tour at Wacken as it is the ideal way to end this magical tour playing to 80,000 core metal fans at this legendary Metal festival. Wacken has become such as international event with many thousands of fans from many other countries around the world joining and celebrating with the German fans so it is perfect for the final show of a memorable tour. Everywhere we’ve played the fans have been amazing and the reaction to the new ...more
Brisbane's own Indie Math Pop quintet Seahorse Divorce, have just released their sophomore LP entitled "NOW". At approximately 31 minutes in length this is also unfortunately to be the final release from the band.
All 8 tracks of "NOW", as well as all previously released material from Seahorse Divorce's short 4 year run as a band, are available to be streamed (and downloaded for 'name your price') from their official bandcamp page linked below:
Ohio's Sludge band Mouth of the Architect have announced a new album called "Path of Eight", to be released on October 7. You can check all the details and the new track called "Drown the Old" on the link below:
1. Ritual Bell
2. Fever Dream
3. The Priestess
4. Sever the Soul
5. Drown the Old
6. Stretching Out
7. Fallen Star
8. Path of Eight
Symphonic metallers Epica have recently released a new video for their new track "Universal Death Squad" from their upcoming album entitled "The Holographic Principle".
The video is available for streaming via Nuclear Blast Records Youtube Channel.
British trip-hop legends Massive Attack have released new music, the first since the Ritual Spirit EP was released in January earlier this year.
'The Spoils' single features two unheard songs. The title track features Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval, who the band had previously collaborated with on 'Paradise Circus' from the 2010 album 'Heligoland'.
The second track, 'Come Near Me', features English vocalist Ghostpoet and comes accompanied with a video.
No official news of an album has been released.
The Spoils Feat. Hope Sandoval
Come Near Me Feat. Ghostpoet (Video)
In anticipation of his new solol album, Tao of the Devil, due September 30th 2016 via Napalm Records, Brant Bjork, former drummer of Kyuss and Fu Manchu, has released a new track, titled "Dave's War".
Track list for Tao of the Devil:
1. "The Greeheen"
2. "Humble Pie"
5. "Biker No. 2"
6. "Dave's War"
7. "Tao Of The Devil"
8. "Evening Jam" (bonus)
Death Spells(electronic/metalcore), project by Frank Iero and James Dewees, today released new album, called "Nothing Above, Nothing Below".
Along the album, the band released music video to the first single, "Why Is Love So Disastrous?"
You can listen to the album here http://bit.ly/2aeucmh
Thursday, July 28th
Punk Veterans "The Offspring" have put up a teaser for their upcoming song titled "Sharknado (Callout)" which will be featured as the opening theme song for the fourth Sharknado movie "Sharknado: 4th Awakens." No release date for the song has been specified at this time.
Metalcore band Breakdown Bros have released a new song titled "Pokemon Go" with an accompanying music video on their YouTube channel.
Operation: Mindcrime, the band led by former Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate, have released a new song, "Left For Dead". The track comes from the band's upcoming release Resurrection, which is due on September 23 through Frontiers Music srl.
"Resurrection" Track Listing:
2. When All Falls Away
3. A Moment In Time
4. Through the Noize
5. Left For Dead
6. Miles Away
7. Healing My Wounds
8. The Fight
9. Taking On The World (Feature Tim "Ripper" Owens and Blaze Bailey)
11. A Smear Campaign
12. Which Side You're On
13. Into The Hands Of The World
14. Live From My Machine
Musicians Featured On "Resurrection" Include:
Geoff Tate - Vocals, Keyboards, Saxopho ...more
Punk Band The Bouncing Souls are streaming their first new album in 4 years titled "Simplicity" on YouTube. Simplicity is out on Rise Records.
Betraying the Martyrs have released the first single off of their currently untitled third album with an accompanying music video. The song is titled "The Great Disillusion" and you can stream it here via Sumerian Records's Youtube channel.
Post-Hardcore band "Silverstein" have released a new music video for their acoustic track "Toronto (Unabridged)" from their most recent album "I Am Alive In Everything I Touch." You can stream it here via Rise Records's Youtube Channel.
Swedish progressive metal band , Evergrey releases the first single from the upcoming album "The storm within". The album will be released via AFM records and the release date set to September 7 . The new single can be streamed below :
Wednesday, July 27th
It’s with deep regret and saddened hearts that we report that Miserable Failure vocalist Mika Bleu, aged only 34, tragically passed away last Friday night, ran over and killed by a drunk driver that fled the scene.
Kaotoxin Records, the band’s record label, posted the following heartfelt message on their official site:
“We’re speechless. We’re absolutely speechless.
No word can start to describe the feeling of utter pain and absolute sadness that’s flooding our hearts while writing these lines in what’s a miserable attempt to pen a tribute to one of our artists who passed away yesterday night.
He was joy. He was positivity, optimism. He was love. He was party.
He was honesty. He was respect. He was absolute friendship. And he’s no more and no one will ever replace him in that special place he had in our hearts.
Mika Bleu, ex-Season of Mist and current Hiraw Clothing staff member, s ...more
Belgium's Oathbreaker will release Rheia on Sept. 30th, courtesy of Deathwish inc. Jack Shirley, who has previously worked with Deafheaven and Loma Prieta, handles the production aspect. "Needles in Your Skin", the first single, premieres on Metal Injection:
2. Second Son of R.
3. Being Able to Feel Nothing
4. Stay Here / Accroche-Moi
5. Needles In Your Skin
7. I’m Sorry, This Is
8. Where I Live
9. Where I Leave
9/28 Asheville, NC – Mothlight #
9/29 Atlanta, GA – The Earl ^
9/30 Savannah, GA – The Jinx ^
10/1 Tampa, FL – Crowbar ^
10/2 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic ^
10/4 New Orleans, LA – Siberia ^
10/5 Houston, TX – ...more
Sludge metal trio Helms Alee have released a new track from upcoming album Stillicide (on Sargent House) entitled "Untoxicated".
"Stillicide will be available on CD, LP and digital formats from Sargent House on September 2nd, one month after Helms Alee teams up with the Melvins for a U.S. tour through September 21st, followed by another North American jaunt supporting label mates Russian Circles."
The song is premiering on AV club, as well as Soundcloud.
Pre-order Stillicide here:
Catch previous single "Tit to Toe":
1. More Weight
After last year's effort "Instant Gratification", and the well received live album "Tree City Sessions" released earlier this year, renowned progressive post-hardcore act Dance Gavin Dance will be back at it again with the release of their 7th studio album "Mothership".
This news comes with the information of a release date of October 7th (again via Rise Records like all their previous releases) as well as the unveiling of a U.S. headlining tour (The Mothership tour) with: The Contortionist, Hail the Sun, and Good Tiger.
The track-listing has also been revealed to be the following:
01. Chucky vs. The Giant Tortoise
02. Young Robot
03. Frozen One
04. Flossie Dickey Bounce
06. Inspire The Liars
07. Philosopher King
08. Here Comes The Winner
10. Betrayed By The Game
11. Petting Zoo Justice
12. Chocolate Jackalope< ...more
The trio clipping. has announced their long-awaited third album, entitled 'Splendor & Misery'.
The album is a concept album, described as "an Afrofuturist, dystopian concept album that follows the sole survivor of a slave uprising on an interstellar cargo ship, and the onboard computer that falls in love with him."
The album is slated for a 9/9/16 release, and has been teased with the single 'Baby Don't Sleep'. This song has been accompanied by a music video containing bright flashes, and should probably have a seizure warning.
Watch the music video for 'Baby Don't Sleep' here:
British Indie quartet Glass Animals have debuted a new track entitled "Youth", and a music video to go along with this new single. This is the second single to come from their sophomore album How To Be a Human Being, which is expecting release on August 26.
Watch the video for "Youth" here:
The video for "Youth" seems to be a direct continuation of the video for "Life Itself", the first single released from this new album. Revisit the "Life Itself" video here:
Tuesday, July 26th
Swiss thrash and progressive metal icons Coroner have entered the studio to record a new album. The album is expected to be released in 2017 and will be their first album since 1993's Grin.
French blackgaze forerunners Alcest will release, Kodama, on September 30, 2016 by way of Prophecy Productions. Their 5th album sees the duo fusing the extreme elements of their earlier releases with forays into new musical territories.
In addition to drawing influence from The Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Dinosaur Jr, Grimes and The Cure, the 6-song collection recalls the undulating grandeur of the band's esteemed 2010 offering, Écailles De Lune and is billed as the band’s “Japanese album”, gleaning inspiration from and paying tribute to Hayao Miyazaki's film "Princess Mononoke" and the illustrations of Takato Yamamoto.
The album will be available in standard CD and LP editions as well as special, deluxe 2CD, 3LP and 4LP versions.
3. Je Suis D'ailleurs
5. Oiseaux De Proie
Half of beloved and late post-hardcore band FACT - guitarist/vocalist Adam Graham, bassist Tomohiro Takayasu, and drummer Eiji Matsumoto - teamed up with former Amity Affliction member Imran Siddiqi to form alternative rock band Joy Opposites, who have released their first single, "In My Bones" today:
For information on the other half of FACT, check out this article: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/news/36510/New-Shadows-ex-FACT-Song/
The band's first album (and release), titled "Swim", will release on August 10th.
Father John Misty put out a new single today, a mastered version of a song he uploaded to Soundcloud in May, "Real Love Baby". The song can be streamed below and is also available on all major digital platforms.
No recent word on a new album, though he suggested last year that it was already completely written.
UK-based doom metal band, 40 Watt Sun, have announced their new album; 5 years since The Inside Room, the band's debut record since Patrick Walker's departure from Warning. 40 Watt Sun's sophomore record, Wider than the Sky, is set to be released on October 14th this year.
1. Stages (16:20)
2. Beyond You (09:42)
3. Another Room (11:56)
4. Pictures (09:50)
5. Craven Road (10:31)
6. Marazion (03:56)
The album's artwork is available from their announcement on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/40wattsun/photos/a.177162659008920.44184.161388333919686/1192492580809251/?type=3&permPage=1
Russian Circles have released a third song from their upcoming album Guidance, due out August 5. The track, "Afrika", is streaming on Sargent House's Soundcloud page. The Chicago-based band has previously released two songs from Guidance, "Vorel" and "Mota". You can listen to these tracks on Sargent House's YouTube channel.
Soundcloud link to "Afrika":
Bones has released the long awaited PaidProgramming2 for free. You can stream or download the album below:
Monday, July 25th
One half of the beloved and late post-hardcore band FACT - guitarists Takahiro Onose, Kazuki Sakurai, and vocalist Hironobu Onose - have released a new single today, titled "Fail", that serves as an appetizer for the band's upcoming EP, "Progress".
The song and video can be found below:
"Progress" will be the trio's new project, SHADOWS', second EP (and release) on the label Maximum10, who previously housed FACT.
While the three aforementioned musicians are the only official members of SHADOWS, the band's elusive rhythm section was at one point manned by the bassist and drummer of fellow Japanese skatepunk band Waterweed, although it is unclear who exactly is filling those positions in this video.
The other half of FACT formed Joy Opposites, described by members as "alternative r ...more
After 10 years of silence, Disillusion have come out of the woodwork with a minute-long teaser for a new single set for an October 7, 2016 release.
At the moment, it is still unclear whether a new album is to follow.
The teaser can be heard here:
Metalcore / Pop Punk band A Day To Remember have released a new song titled "Bullfight" off of their upcoming album Bad Vibrations, which is due for release on September 2nd.
Listen to "Bullfight" below: