Korn have released a new song to help raise funds for JDRF, to fight type 1 diabetes. The track, "So Unfair", highlights the struggle of Jonathan Davis's own son, Zeppelin, who suffers from the condition and is available for a limited time. Donators will also have the chance to fly to Bakersfield, CA with a friend and help Davis write and record a song in his private recording studio.
More information available here: http://www.jdrf.org.uk/news/latest-news/korn-singer-gives-hope-to-son-with-exclusive-song-for-jdrf-
Donate, download the song and enter the competition here: https://www.rallysong.com/korn
Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum have announced their upcoming sixth studio album, titled One Man Army. The band decided to take a different approach to recording the record, using predominantly analog recording.
Bassist Sami Hinkka said of the album:
"Recording process was long, hard, rewarding and full of incredible moments. Instruments were actually played and left as they were instead of creating tracks from hundreds of different takes, moving them to the grid and modifying things. Of course computers were used but overall we made everything as analog as possible. Listeners can experience a better sound and natural groove, something that we think most metal albums lack these days. Overall, the album sounds much more like a band playing live rather than ‘midi-metal'".
One Man Army is slated to be released on February 24, 2015 via Metal Blade Records.
As it nears its series finale, The Colbert Report brought in West-Coast hip hop performer
Kendrick Lamar on Tuesday night to reveal a second new track from his upcoming album.
The track, which Lamar called 'Untitled', displays many similarities to his previous single 'i' in that the production is heavily jazz influenced. The untitled track was backed by a live band featuring jazz musician Thundercat and soul artist Bilal. The track is rumored to have been produced by Astronote.
Instrumental outfit CHON have announced via their Facebook page that they have signed to Sumerian Records. In the post, the band revealed they are currently in the studio working on their full-length debut album, slated for a Q1 2015 release.
GUYS. We are insanely stoked to announce that we've joined Sumerian Records!! We have cooked up some incredible things for 2015 and beyond. Look out for our debut album to be released early 2015. :)
Canadian based supergroup Moody Bidoofs now have their critically acclaimed, self-titled
album streaming on Bandcamp. Rumours have been floating around claiming the concept behind this release would be some child-oriented franchise that has it's origin in Japan.
Famed British stoner doom act Electric Wizard revealed on Monday that they will embark on their first North American tour since 2002, starting on March 31.
The quartet will hit both American coasts, two Midwestern cities and three Canadian cities on the 16-date trek. Virginia punk/metal hybrid Satan's Satyrs will be the support.
3/31 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
4/1 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
4/2 Webster Hall - New York, NY
4/3 Royale - Boston, MA
4/4 Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
4/5 Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON
4/7 Metro - Chicago, IL
4/8 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
4/10 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
4/11 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
4/13 Neumos - Seattle, WA
4/14 Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
4/15 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
4/17 Slims - San Francisco, CA
4/18 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will all join the class of
2015 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held in Cleveland on April 15th, 2015.
Jett was surprised by the news, "It's surreal and humble", she said. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was enthusiastic about the news and said the band would try
to overcome their hiatus to perform at the ceremony. This news comes after the bassist Mike Dirnt's wife's ongoing battle with breast cancer and just a week after
second guitarist Jason White was diagnosed with tonsil cancer. Laurie Anderson has yet to comment on the induction of her deceased husband.
Indie rock band Modest Mouse have released their first single from their upcoming album Strangers to Ourselves. The song, entitled 'Lampshades on Fire' was first streamed on The Current, an NPR-based radio station.
You can check it out here:
Norwegian legends Enslaved have announced the details for their upcoming thirteenth studio album, entitled In Times. Artwork has been provided by longtime collaborator and "sixth Enslaved member" Truls Espedal, who has provided the artwork for every Enslaved album since 2001's Monumension.
The album will be released on March 6, 2015 in Europe and March 10, 2015 in North America. The album was produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson, and Herbrand Larsen along with Iver Sandøy; mixing was completed by Jens Bogren. In Times will have a running length of 53 minutes.
Guitarist and primary composer Ivar Bjørnson says of the album:
"I do think this new album is the most consistent body of work we have so far: It incorporates our ‘blacker’ past with our influences from prog rock, our present sense of absolute freedom, and the joy of being in this band, if that makes any sense… Ha, ha, ha. It is higher in energy, more ...more
British post-hardcore band Enter Shikari have uploaded a new track/video onto YouTube titled
"Slipshod". The song is set to appear on their 4th LP "The Mindsweep" as an itunes bonus track,
which will be released on 19th January 2015.
In between producing hits for Nicki Minaj, Jeezy, and Rae Sremmurd, Mike Will finishes his 2014
with a new mixtape, Ransom. The follow-up to 2013′s #MikeWiLLBeenTriLL. The
mixtape features 2 Chainz, Chief Keef, Juicy J, Gucci Mane, RiFF RAFF, ILoveMakonnen, Migos,
1.Intro ft. Big Sean
2.Fuck You Expect (feat. Jace)
3.Someone To Love (feat. 2 Chainz, Cap1 / Skooly)
4.Drinks On Us (feat. Swae Lee / Future)
5.Game For a Lame (feat. Fortune 5 / Bankroll Fresh)
6.Stop-Start (feat. Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, Peewee Longway)
7.Money Long (feat. Key! / LightSkinMac11)
8.Choppin Blades (feat. RiFF RAFF / Slim Jxmmi)
9.That Got Damn (Freestyle) [feat. Swae Lee, Jace, Andrea]
11.Screen Door (feat. Bankroll Fresh)
12.Don't Trust (feat. Juicy J)
13.Swerve (feat. I LOVE MAKONNEN )
14.Buy The World
15.Change (feat. E ...more
Chief Keef was dropped by Interscope less than two months ago, and he’s already dropped two mixtapes and is planning to release an album on his own tomorrow. The album features a new collaboration with Kanye West, who previously collaborated with Keef in 2012 on the remix to 'I Don't Like' and in 2013 on 'Hold My Liquor' with Justin Vernon.
The post-rock/progressive project, Storm Daughter, has released its second self-titled EP for Christmas. Storm Daughter II is a three-track offering that is described as "a festive offering,
albeit more for the occasion than directly related to it" - in short, the EP is intended to celebrate Christmas, although it is not particularly Christmassy in itself.
Storm Daughter is the solo project of Johnny King, and its entire discography is available for free online. You can download Storm Daughter II at this link:
Marilyn Manson revealed the first official single off his upcoming 9th studio effort, The Pale Emperor, due out on January 20. 'Deep Six' can be downloaded instantly, along with 'Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge', when the album is pre-ordered.
D'Angelo has revealed the completion of his first album since 2000's Voodoo,
entitled Black Messiah. The album will be unveiled in full at a listening party in
New York on December 14. That same day, the first single from the album, 'Sugar
Daddy', will be released as a free download at midnight.
Pictures of the album have surfaced on Twitter, alongside the unconfirmed release date of December 16.
Los Angeles CA song writer and film score composer Alex Ebert is streaming his score for the new J.C. Chandor film A Most Violent Year at The Consequence of Sound.
Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, the thriller takes us back to the winter of 1981, one of the most violent periods in the history of New York City. The film premiere has been scheduled for December the 31st, whereas the soundtrack will be available on December the 16th, courtesy of Community Records.
You can stream the soundtrack right here:
On December 8th, Lich King posted to their Facebook page a statement informing the fanbase that their upcoming EP, Do-Over, had been leaked. Four days later, the group issued the following statement to continue the story:
So the other day, when we complained about the new EP leaking? We finally tracked down who did that. Turns out it was us. We ruined the whole album by talking over it and otherwise making the tracks unlistenable, then uploaded it ourselves and feigned outrage.
The gag version of the EP can be listened to on YouTube, with various "features" added in to block out the actual tracks. The official release date is the 25th of December.