Tuesday, July 28th
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:
British metal band Bring Me The Horizon have released their new song 'Throne', which is the next song released from the group's upcoming album, That's The Spirit.
The music video can be viewed below:
Chicago-based pop-punk band Knuckle Puck have released a stream of their debut album Copacetic. The album can be listened to on Rise Records' Youtube channel, via the link below.
You can also pre-order the album on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/kp-copacetic
Israeli electronic/psych/post rock band Tiny Fingers are streaming their new album The Fall at their official Bandcamp location. The band mission statement revolves around "the combination of "post-rock, live electronics, dubstep, psychedelic and groove, forming a powerful, super-intensive musical mix".
The Fall was released on July 21, courtesy of Anova Music.
American rock group Bon Jovi has announced a release of two new singles, as well as an upcoming compilation album Burning Bridges, scheduled for release on August 21st. The songs are titled Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning and We Don't Run.
About the album, a spokesperson for Bon Jovi said: "Burning Bridges is an album for fans and will accompany an upcoming international tour". The statement confounded some Bon Jovi fans on the social media, who figured it'd be a full length studio album. It was later confirmed that Burning Bridges will actually be a compilation album, made up of some of the band's biggest successes and some never-before heard tracks.
It will be the first Bon Jovi release to not feature lead guitarist Richie Sambora, who surprisingly announced his departure in late 2013, since the band's inception. Sambora has been since then replaced by Phil X. The band has also announced that a new studio album is scheduled for a Spring ...more
The first full-length record by punky power pop duo Antarctigo Vespucci is available for streaming on The A.V. Club's website. Entitled Leavin' La Vida Loca, the record serves up ten new tracks written by lead singer/guitarist Chris Farren, arranged and recorded by guitarist/backing vocalist Jeff Rosenstock, with special guest Benny Horowitz of The Gaslight Anthem returning to play the drums as he has done on the band's previous releases. The album will be available for free tomorrow (July 24) from Jeff's web label Quote Unquote Records, while pre-orders for vinyl and cassette copies can be made through Jeff's other label, Really Records.
Farren is currently out on a lengthy U.S. tour with fellow solo rockers Dave Hause and Rocky Votolato, while Rosenstock kicks off a run of shows with Dan Andriano, Pet Symmetry, Spraynard, High Dive in Baltimore on the 28th. Both artists will then reconvene at Gainesville's The Fest at the end of October for the first Antarctigo Vespucc ...more
Wednesday, July 22nd
Today, Mark Hoppus confirmed that blink-182 will be recording a new album, which will be their first without founding member Tom Delonge. Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio), who replaced Delonge on guitar and vocals at blink's recent live performances, will be entering the studio with them this August.
To read more, follow the link below:
32-year-old guitarist Justin Lowe from After The Burial has tragically been found dead. Lowe had published a lengthy rant on Facebook citing a conspiracy against him last month, which included his decision to leave the band. The post was shortly taken down, and it was reported that he was in the care of family. However, Lowe's car was found abandoned a few days ago, with no sign of him.
The official report states: "Lowe's body was found by a hiker Tuesday evening beneath the Arcola High Bridge near Somerset, Wisconsin. His vehicle had been found in a parking lot nearby in Minnesota. Authorities state that cause of death is consistent with a fall".
You can read more here:
British metalcore group Bring Me The Horizon have announced a new album following the release of the first single last week.
The album, entitled That's The Spirit, will be released on 11th September, and will be the group's fifth studio album. The album was recorded in Greece over a two month period earlier this year.
The lead single, 'Happy Song', was released last week, as well as 'Drown' late last year. A new song from the album, called 'Throne', is set to premiere on BBC Radio 1 on 23rd July at 7:20pm GMT.
British indie rock band Foals have shared a new single called 'Mountain at My Gates' from their forthcoming album "What Went Down" which will be released on August 28.
Listen here :
The band also played a mini gig at BBC radio 1 Maida Vale Session, which features a new song called "A Knife in The Ocean" starting at 1:42:30.
British band Fightstar have confirmed the release of their fourth album, Behind the Devil's Back, will be released on October 16th. The album's release will be followed by a nationwide tour.
This follows the band's lengthy hiatus whilst vocalist Charlie Simpson pursued his solo career.
Tour dates and You can view the tour dates here:
Queensryche have posted the song 'Arrow of Time' from their upcoming album Condition Hüman. Condition Hüman will be released on October 2nd through Century Media Records.
Arrow of Time: https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/queensryche-arrow-of-time/s-3aMP6
Also, don't miss Queensryche on tour as direct support to the legendary Scoprions across North America from Sept 10th to Oct 9th. For all dates head over to www.queensrycheofficial.com
Note: When played through the Safari browser, the song seems to stop at the 2:53 mark. Someone complained about it on the Soundcloud page and I can duplicate it. Firefox and Safari Mobile work.
Florida deathcore band King Conquer is now streaming their first new track in roughly two years.
The song is titled "Death Bed" and can be heard below.
Tuesday, July 21st
Kyoko, one of the founding members of OOIOO, passed away early morning on July 19th. OOIOO is one of the most successful bands related to the noise giants, Boredoms, and like the aforementioned noise pioneers, OOIOO have toured around the globe since its initial formation in 1995. Kyoko was the guitarist of OOIOO from the time it was formed, until departing shortly after the release of the band's third album, 2000's "Gold and Green".
Polish progressive rock outfit Riverside recently releashed a short trailer called "Love'" for their upcoming album, Love, Fear and the Time Machine. The album will be out on September 4th 2015.
You can see the video here:
Monday, July 20th
Although there are no plans for a third album or a new tour, Bon Iver premiered two brand new songs at the Eaux Claires Music Festival.
A fan captured both songs on video, and they can be viewed at the link below:
Justin Vernon has been hesitant about a third release for years, but seems to show signs that the process may be progressing.