Deathwish band Oathbreaker announced some US dates for an upcoming Spring 2017 tour. The group recieved critical acclaim for their 2016 album 'Rheia', which prompted them to support Skelletonwitch on their tour last year.
Tour dates can be found on the official Oathbreaker Instagram account as well as below:
Punk-rock band Green Day released a music video for their song "Troubled Times" off of their latest album Revolution Radio.
The video depicts demonized imagery of President-elect Donald Trump as well as a constant stream of imagery involving racism, Islamiphobia, global warming, voting machines, and the civil rights movement.
It's no coincidence this video was released on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Sputnikmusic's favourite metalcore outfit has announced the release of a live rendition of their legendary 2001 album Jane Doe. The recordings date back to 2016's integral live performance of Jane Doe at Dutch metal festival Roadburn and were mixed by Kurt Ballou.
The album features reimaginings of its original cover, by Florian Bertmer, John Baizley, Randy Ortiz, and Thomas Hooper.
Check the new cover art and read all about it over at The Nerdist:
The album is up for pre-order now via Deathwish Inc. and Kings Road Merch.
Norwegian heavy metal band Black Magic have posted a new demo track on their Bandcamp titled 'Demon Lord', initially only available to hear during live shows or via a live video posted to the band's Facebook mid-2016.
The song marks a continued evolution from the band's initial black/speed metal sound of their demos, taking the heavy metal aspect of their full-length Wizard's Spell and pushing it further into proto-metal and 60s/70s-styled hard rock, heavy metal and heavy psych music.
It is expected that the band is releasing or recording a new full-length for release in 2017, as the band has been performing new and unreleased songs during their frequent live shows.
Other new songs the band has debuted live are 'Sacrifice', 'Savage Sword' and 'Into the Depths'.
Previous vocalist of Thy Art is Murder, CJ McMahon, rejoined the band for a performance on stage last night at Australia's UNIFY festival. After leaving in late 2015, the band has been performing with former Molotov Solution vocalist Nick Arthur. At this time it has yet to be confirmed whether this was just a one off performance or an official reunion.
According to Q107.com's new article, Billy Corgan has confirmed that the original line-up of the Smashing Pumpkins is indeed reunited after months of hinting.
During a morning talk show on WLUP, Corgan announced that guitarist James Iha is good to go to rejoin the band.
While there is no doubt that Jimmy Chamberlin, the band's on-again-off-again drummer, is dependable to join, the article does not mention anything of D'acry Wretzky, the now reclusive original bassist for the Pumpkins.
In August 2016, Corgan mentioned on a Facebook video that he and Wtrezky have finally reestablished communication saying "I’ve been in communication with D’arcy for the first time in 16 or 17 years, it’s awesome to have my friend back." However, at the time he said that while he's interested in seeing if she wanted to rejoin, "my primary interest in the old band was us having good relationships again."
Melodic/Symphonic Death Metal band Aeternam have released a new track and video off of their upcoming album "Ruins of Empires", after demolishing the set target through their Indiegogo campaign. The new album is set to release next month, on February 10th. The song is entitled "Damascus Gate" and can be purchased off of the group's bandcamp page; link to the band's page and full track-list is below.
Wear Your Wounds - Converge Vocalist Jacob Bannon's solo project - is streaming a song off the debut album that is set to be released on April 4th. The song is a departure from the sound typically associated with Converge and is more reminiscent of Bannon's previous, more ambient solo effort Supermachiner.
Link for the new track and article on the AV Club are below:
Japanese J-Rock quintet Band-Maid have released the latest track from debut full-length Just Bring It, out now in Japan via Crown Stones and released worldwide by JPU Records on February 10. The track, "Don't You Tell ME", can be streamed below.
In their attempt to break the mainstream and garner worldwide success with new album Ambitions, Japanese post-hardcore-turned-alt-rock group One OK Rock have enlisted the help of ever relevant Canadian singer Avril Lavigne for their latest single, entitled "Listen". The album, out now in Japan, comes out on January 13 worldwide via Fueled By Ramen. Other guests include Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low and pop-rock pretty boys 5 Seconds Of Summer.
More info: http://www.idolator.com/7655241/avril-lavigne-listen-one-ok-rock-full-song
Following nearly a year of hinting at an upcoming album and several posts confirming that the long-awaited successor to 1995's Pygmalion was indeed on the way, seminal shoegazers Slowdive have released their first new song in twenty-two years, entitled "Star Roving". Aside from this, no further information about the upcoming album or its release date is known.
Boston noise rock outfit Pile has announced a new album, "A Hairshirt of Purpose." The band has also released the first single from the album, "Texas." This will be the band's first new material since 2015's "You're Better Than This."
The album is due out March 31st, 2017 on Exploding In Sound Records.
American progressive metalcore veterans Born of Osiris have released a track from the highly-anticipated re-recording of the bands debut EP, The New Reign.
The re-recording, entitled Eternal Reign is expected February 24th on Sumerian Records.
Sumerian founder Ash Avildsen had this to say about Eternal Reign:
“The New Reign was a seminal album for both Born Of Osiris and Sumerian Records. 10 years later, it is getting a well-deserved rebirth as they have re-created it from scratch. I believe fans, old and new, will be excited to hear these songs come to life re-imagined both musically and production wise."
Born of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney offered comments on the new(old) track:
“We are beyond excited to break the silence on what we've been up to this past year. 10 years ago we were seniors in high school in Chicago and spent our spring break recording a record that we had no idea w ...more
Australian deathcore act Boris the Blade have released a new track entitled 'Paralysed' in conjunction with the announcement of their sophomore album - Warpath - due out 27 January through Siege Music. (Ingested, The Last Ten Seconds of Life)
The stream for the new track, and album pre-order links are found below.
Wintersun have announced the name of their long anticipated 3rd album. After announcing that Time II was not going to be the next album due to continued issues with label Nuclear Blast, Wintersun have announced the next album will be made of new material entitled The Forest Seasons. Tracklist and release date are to be announced next week.
The Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish has released a new project in various formats. Entitled Vehicle of Spirit, the Blu-ray and DVD draw mostly from two live shows the band performed in Tampere, Finland and London, England during their Endless Forms Most Beautiful tour, while the CDs are drawn entirely from the London show at Wembley Stadium.
American math/indie rockers Minus the Bear have released the first single from their upcoming album Voids, due out March 3rd on Suicide Squeeze. The new LP will be their first since 2012's Infinity Overhead.
Check out the first single 'Invisible' as well as the interview with vocalist/guitarist Jack Snider and guitarist Dave Knudsen, where they talk about the new record and being on the verge of disbanding:
According to Arcade Fire's drummer Jeremy Gara, the band has completed its fifth LP and plans to release the album as early as spring of 2017. He also suggested that they could be supporting the album with two years' worth of touring, or as he put it: "From my perspective, it looks like Arcade Fire starts in April [of 2017] and finish around April 2019.”
Even with the prospect of Arcade Fire's fifth record coming very soon, Gara was intent on pointing out that the band is not going to rush anything, stating in a recent interview that "The album should come out this year. At this stage we are still mixing and trying to decide which songs will end up on the record, because we’ve recorded more than we need. But we’re almost finished. I don’t know when it’ll come out, I hope soon. I know we’re a popular band, but we always stick to the same rule; we record until we feel that the music is ready.”
Troy Sanders - member of Mastodon who is in the band Gone is Gone with QOTSA's Troy Van Leeuwen - has confirmed that the rock group Queens of the Stone Age does indeed plan to release a full-length LP before the end of 2017. Sanders let the information slip in an interview with Rolling Stone:
"I like to think none of us needs this band, but we all really want this band. When that's the mentality, this is special to the four of us. Otherwise, we wouldn't dedicate the first week of 2017 to working on this band. For example, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and At the Drive-In have all been recording, and we all have new records coming out this year."
Read the full interview: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mastodons-troy-sanders-on-blind-experiment-of-gone-is-gone-lp-w459622
2017's yet-to-be-titled record will be the band's seventh LP and will serve as the follow-up to 2013's ...Like Clockwork. Revisit the lead single from ...more