After going on a indefinite hiatus in late 2008 and extending until now, From Autumn to Ashes has detailed their comeback.
Along with teasing a few of their hardcore fans with an announcement on Facebook and new photos this past week the band posted this today:
"Here you go. a LITTLE bit early. We’ll be playing at Amnesia Rockfest this June in Montebello Canada. Us and Refused are the only two bands announced so far but we hear it’s a pretty stellar line up. We’ll play some more shows as well".
Furthermore, in the comment section the band replied to questions about a album being in the works:
"We're going to tackle the shows before we discuss a record. there have already been 2 rehearsals and things are sounding good. Right now we're just seeing what songs we can remember and what songs we want to explore that we maybe didn't play
before as much".
Legendary Swedish black metal Marduk has announced the title and release date for their 13th album. The new effort is named Frontschwein and is currently scheduled for a January 19th release through Century Media Records.
The band also offered a stream of the album's first single, 'Rope of Regret', which you can check out here:
One year after their reunion, and seven years after the departure of Skrillex, famous post hardcore act From First to Last has released their first song with new vocalist Spencer Sotelo, also from Periphery.
The one and only Archgoat has posted a ravishingly grim new song called Nuns, Cunts & Darkness. It will be featured on their upcoming full-length The Apocalyptic Triumphator, their first new album in 6 years. Hail Satan indeed.
British Metalcore act While She Sleeps have released the second track and the first official single off of their upcoming album "Brainwashed", which is set to release on March 23rd next year. You can pre-order the album here: http://www.myplaydirect.com/while-she-sleeps
The band has also announced a co-headlining tour through Europe and the UK with the Canadian band [l]Cancer Bats[/l]. Check the dates here: http://i.imgur.com/tCJBXmM.png
Listen to the new single 'Four Walls' below.
In the span of 24 hours, Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover have both quit the band. Chris Broderick sited the normal 'artistic and musical differences' while Shawn Drover basically stated the same thing when he mentioned a desire to 'pursue [his] own musical interests.'
Chris Broderick Statement:
Due to artistic and musical differences, it is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from MEGADETH to pursue my own musical direction.
I want all of you to know how much I appreciate the amount that you the fans have accepted and respected me as a member of MEGADETH for the last seven years, but it is time for me to move on.
I wish Dave [Mustaine] and everyone in MEGADETH all the best.
I am working on a few things of my own and hope that when they come out, you will all dig it.
Shawn Drover Statement:
After 10 years, I have decided to quit MEGADETH to ...more
Gothenburg-based outfit Engel (featuring Niclas Engelin of In Flames) are releasing their fourth studio record, Raven Kings on November 28th. In advance, the band posted a video for the
album's first single, entitled "Salvation".
Raven Kings will be the first album featuring vocalist Mikael Sehlin and will be released via Gain Music and Sony Records. The album was recorded earlier this year and produced by produced by founders Marcus Sunesson and the aforementioned Engelin.
Engel will tour shortly after the current In Flames tour concludes. According to the band's Facebook, "Niclas is still very much in the band, but not live at the moment due to In Flames."
Progressive metal band Intervals have parted ways with vocalist Mike Semesky. Semesky, after having debuted on the band's first full length record A Voice Within after their earlier
instrumental EP releases, has reportedly left on amicable terms. The band will be holding an audition process to find a new front man.
Below is the link to the band's Facebook page to view both the entire statement and details about the audition process if you happen to be interested in trying out:
Indo-Pak jazz rock/fusion group the Mekaal Hasan Band has announced that the band's first live DVD
is ready. There's no information regarding a release date yet however, though the band has shared
two tracks that will be present on the release.
The group's latest album Andholan was released in September of this year.
Indie folk band The Decemberists have released an official music video for their new single 'Make You Better'. The song is taken from their upcoming album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. The album is scheduled for release on January 20.
The video features the band performing their song and being awkwardly interviewed in a fictional 70s TV show, hosted by actor Nick Offerman.
Additionally, the band has recently made available tickets for the first North American leg oftheir upcoming tour. You can buy tickets as well as pre-order What a Beautiful World, What a Terrible World here: http://www.decemberists.com/
And stream the official video of 'Make You Better' here:
Midwest emo icon Mike Kinsella is streaming his new Owen album Other People's Songs in full ahead of its release on 12/2 through Polyvinyl Records. The LP features covers of artists such as Against Me! and The Smoking Popes.
You can stream the album here, via the A.V. Club:
System of a Down have announced a European "Wake Up the Souls" Tour in 2015, including their first ever performance in Armenia (a free show in Republic Square), to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, committed in 1915 by the Ottoman Empire.
The group, who all have Armenian parents (Shavo Odadjian himself was born in the capital Yerevan), have retained strong ties to the country of their ancestors and have long campaigned to raise awareness of the massacre, which is still overlooked in Turkey to this day.
More information on the tour can be found here: http://www.nme.com/news/system-of-a-down/81317
History of the Armenian Genocide from the Armenian National Institute: http://www.armenian-genocide.org/genocide.html
British drone/doom metal band 11Paranoias are now streaming their 2nd LP, Stealing Fire From Heaven, viaon their record label(Ritual Production)'s official Bandcamp page:
Stealing Fire From Heaven was released on November 24th, 2014
The NFL announced Katy Perry as the headliner to this season's Super Bowl halftime show, making her the first Warped Tour alum to capture such a prestigious honor. The Super Bowl is the football thing that the Detroit Lions haven't won since 1957 (and aren't likely to win ever again if they keep playing like they did yesterday).
The show will be brought to you by Pepsi and will broadcast live from beautiful Glendale, Arizona on February 1, 2015.