Wednesday, August 20th
Lead vocalist Bobby Barnett of Captain, We're Sinking has announced a new acoustic side project under his
name. He has also released a full length album under that name that can be streamed and purchased on
Seattle WA hard rock outfit Soulbender, a project featuring Queensryche guitarist Michael Wilton, will release their second album Soulbender 2 later this year. In that light, the band has posted a new track at the official YouTube channel of Rat Pak Records.
The track is titled "Turn Anger Up" and you can stream it right below.
Prog group Flying Colors have debuted their first single, entitled 'Mask Machine'. The song is from the band's upcoming album Second Nature, which will be released 9/29 via Mascot Label Group.
Mike Portnoy stated on Loudwire:
“‘Mask Machine’ was the obvious first single from the album. The minute we wrote it, we knew it! The riffs are so strong and the melodies and vocal hooks are impossible to shake from your head even after just one listen. I suggested director Vicente Cordero after having such a great experience working with him on the Winery Dogs‘ ‘I’m No Angel’ video. I think he captured the band’s performance in a way that also sums up this great song: dark, moody and intense!”
Watch the video here:
It’s been over a year since Travis Scott released his last EP, Owl Pharaoh, but he
brought the wait for new music to an end this week with the free Days Before Rodeo.
The EP offers 12 new tracks from the 22-year-old rapper. It features production from Metro
Boomin, DJ Dahi and Lex Luger, and features from T.I., Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, Migos
and rock band the 1975.
After a 5 year hiatus, alternative rock band Breaking Benjamin have just announced their newest members after drummer Chad Szeliga left to pursue a career with
Black Label Society and Aaron Fink and Mark Klepaski were fired.
The new members includes former Red guitarist Jasen Rauch, former Adelitas Way member Keith Wallen as lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Aaron Bruch on bass,
and former member for Picture Me Broken Shaun Foist on drums.
However, it is unsure whether or not a new record is currently being worked on at the moment, but further details are expected to come within the year.
Noisey have begun streaming the new album by Icelandic metal band Solstafir. The new album, Otta is the group's fifth full-length album and is to be released physically on September 2.
The album can currently be pre-ordered through Season of Mist. An interview with the band
and a stream of the new album can be found at the link below:
For purchases in North America:
For international purchases:
Tuesday, August 19th
Eccentric Italian post hardcore/metal band, Amia Venera Landscape, have posted three simple words to their Facebook page today: Tomorrow. New Music.
This would be their first new music since their debut album, The Long Procession, was released in late 2010.
Former Norwegian black metal turned trip-hop turned alternative rock band Manes have released a new EP, entitled Vntrve. It's their first new release in 7 years and features two tracks.
The two track EP can be heard on Youtube:
The Body have set up an Indiegogo to raise money for a new van. Some of the rewards include stickers, CD’s, t-shirts, test presses, and private shows.
Take a look and help them out!
Gerard Way has released a music video for the song 'No Show', which is taken from his upcoming debut solo album, Hesitant Alien.
The album is available for pre-order and is set to release on 9.30.14.
L.A.-based singer Kelela has released 'OICU', a collaborative track with New York rapper Le1f. Produced by LA-based Night Slugs and Fade to Mind affiliate P. Morris, the ghostly, bass-heavy track sees the singer build upon the dark, futuristic sound she exhibited on last year's well-received mixtape, Cut 4 Me.
Kelela is currently working on her debut album (scheduled for a Spring release).
Follow the link below to listen to the song:
US Southern metal act Texas Hippie Coalition will return this fall with a new album, Ride On. This 4th effort from the band will be released on October 7 through Carved Records.
Until then, check out the cover, tracklist and listen to the first single, 'Monster In Me', at the following link:
The Canadian two-piece noise-rock dance-punk funky monkeys Death From Above 1979 have unleashed another song from their upcoming second LP, The Physical World, entitled 'Government Trash'. Listen below:
The Physical World comes out September 9th, 2014.
The UK duo Royal Blood are streaming their self titled debut album via iTunes. The album counts a total of 10 tracks, including the singles 'Out of the Black' and 'Little Monster'.
You can stream the album here:
NYC post punk band Interpol have released a new track from their upcoming album, El Pintor, entitled 'Ancient Ways'.
El Pintor is currently scheduled for a September 9th release.
As reported exclusively via Billboard.com, Nickelback have joined Republic Records and is set to release a new studio album this fall.
The album's leading single, 'Edge of a Revolution', is available on iTunes starting today, August 19th.
You can check out the new song here:
Connecticut rocker's Hostage Calm have released the second single from their forthcoming effort Die On Stage, entitled 'A Thousand Miles Away From Here'.
The song can be heard below:
The final lineup for the 13th incarnation of the Maryland Deathfest, a huge 3-day extreme metal festival in Baltimore, has been released. The festival will take place May 21-24th, 2015.
Notable acts include Sodom, Neurosis, Amorphis, Obituary, Napalm Death, Bloodbath, Primordial, and Demilich.
Check out the full lineup here:
Country pop singer Taylor Swift has announced the release of a new album, entitled
1989, which is apparently said to be inspired by late 80s pop music.
Watch the video for the lead single, 'Shake It Off', here:
Monday, August 18th
As Blood Runs Black surprised fans today by posting a new track entitled 'Insomniac', off of their upcoming LP Ground Zero.
The track comes off the heels of an announcement last week in which the band claimed to have broken up. The video, which was posted to the band's Facebook page earlier today, seemed to be an official explanation of the band's state; however when fans went to watch the video they were greeted with the new track.
As of this posting there is no word on when Ground Zero will be released or if it really does spell the end for the band.
Check out the video below:
Australian progressive-metal band Ne Obliviscaris revealed via Facebook that their new album, Citadel, is set for release on November 7 (AUS)/11th (US) through Season of Mist. The band seems very happy with the final result, having stated that "Citadel is everything we ever envisioned this band could one day become".
To take a look at the original post, follow this link:
Popular deathcore outfit Whitechapel have announced that they will be embarking on a US headlining tour in support of their album Our Endless War which came out earlier this year.
The band will be bringing along Upon a Burning Body and Glasscloud to open up on the tour. While tickets are still unavailable for purchase the band did provide the list of dates for the tour which will span twenty-seven cities throughout October and November.
Check out the dates below:
10/10 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
10/11 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/12 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
10/13 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
10/14 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10/15 Ft. Lauderdale, Culture Room
10/16 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
10/18 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/19 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
10/20 Dallas, TX @ The Door
10/21 Odessa, TX @ Club Patron
10/23 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
10/24 Las Vegas, ...more
Electronic artist Aphex Twin has announced his new album, titled SYRO through a TOR only website link via his twitter account. The website, which contains what appears to be the new album cover along with a tracklist and an album title was shared through a link via his twitter account.
The website can be found through this link: http://syro2eznzea2xbpi.com/
The tracklist is as follows:
1. minipops 07 (Source Field Mix)
2. XMAS_EVE10 (Thanaton 3 Mix)
3. produk 29
4. 4 bit 9d api+e+6
6. CIRCLONT6A (Syrobonkus Mix)
7. fz pseudotimestretch+e+3
8. CIRCLONT14 (Shrysoming Mix)
9. syro u473t8+e (Piezoluminescence Mix)
10. PAPAT4 (Pineal Mix)
11. s950tx16wasr10 (Earth Portal Mix)
Zola Jesus has posted the first single from her upcoming album Taiga, the booty friendly track,'Dangerous Days'.
Warning: This song causes uncontrollable hip shaking.
Hail The Sun have released thr second track from their upcoming album Wake which will be out on September 23rd.
Listen to 'Human Target Practice' below:
Glenn Danzig of Misfits fame is releasing an Elvis cover EP, set to be released in 2015. Danzig's last album, Death Red Sabaoth, came out in 2010.
Danzig writes: "So strange how things happen.Working in studio all this week on ”Danzig sings Elvis” ep & tonight is anniversary of day Elvis died"
Trey Gunn is launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund a score book.
From Trey's blog: "I have just launched an Indiegogo campaign to get funds together to produce a score book of my compositions. Full scores with tabs in both 4ths and 5ths versions of the tuning. Including a very special version of King Crimson's "The ConstruKction of Light." This has been in the back of my mind for many, many years; and now, it is finally coming to birth".
Gunn is being assisted by transcriber/engraver Gabriel Riccio of The Gabriel Construct. The perks for contributing include a new, unreleased Trey Gunn album, the score book itself (autographed physical and PDF), autographed copies of CDs from his back catalogue, a transcription of your choosing, a coaching session with Trey.
Check out the campaign here:
Dr. Manhattan from Wacaonda, IL, will be re-issuing their sophomore LP Jam Dreams on
vinyl via MI-based indie label Have Fun Records. The album features 12 groovy tracks from
the party-punk band co-produced alongside Saves the Day's Chris Conley.
Along with being re-issued, the vinyl release of Jam Dreams features an entirely artwork and layout supplied by independent artist, T. Hans. Every purchase of the album comes with a digital download code packaged with the record that features brand new B-side tracks and
remixes from their discography.
Pre-orders available here:
With the official release of their 11th studio album Pale Communion just one week away, Opeth have released an official stream of the album. The stream can be found below:
Gene Simmons, iconic co-founder of american hard rock band KISS, had some controversial
statements lately about suicidal people. Simmons told Songfacts that he doesn't
have any respect or sympathy for drug addicts and alcoholics. "I don't get along with
anybody who's a drug addict, has a dark cloud over his head and sees himself as a victim.
Drug addicts and alcoholics are always saying 'The world's a harsh place'. My mother was
in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. I don't want to hear sh*t about how 'the world's
a harsh place'. She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life. And for a 20 year
old kid to say 'I'm depressed, I'm from Seattle', well f*ck you, just kill yourself. I
just can never understand, because I call them on their bluff. I'm the guy who says
'Jump!' when there's a guy on top of a building who says, 'That's it, I can't take it, I'm going to jump.' Are you kidding? Why are you ann ...more