8 years after the release of Tool's last record 10,000 Days, the band's guitarist Adam Jones has confirmed in Portland, Oregon that the new record is finally "100% done." It's not clear when in 2014 the album will be released, but the band have new tour dates lined up:
March 7 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
March 9 – Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
March 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
March 14 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
March 15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
March 16 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Arena
March 18 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio De Los Deportes
March 21 – Veracruz, MX @ Festival Cumbre Tajin 2014
March 24 – Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center
March 25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
March 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
Experimental band blackpaperplanes (quartet from Minsk, Belarus) have released their first video from their "Live studio session 2014" series. The band have promised to release some of their new material over the course of the next three months.
Online electronic music retailer Bleep has announced a celebratory compilation, entitled
Bleep10, that marks their 10th anniversary. This remarkable compilation will feature
previously unreleased tracks from the likes of Autechre, Oneohtrix Point Never, Gas,
Shackleton, µ-Ziq, and Machinedrum, amongst many others. Bleep10 will be released on
May 5, so brace yourselves for what's likely to be one of the finest compilations in all of
2014. Featured below is a promotional clip for Bleep10.
1. Die Wand - Gas
2. Lizard King - Lone
3. Aeolia - Machinedrum
4. Need - Oneohtrix Point Never
5. I’m Not Into Twerk, I’m Into KrafTwerk - Modeselektor
6. That Horn Track - Untold
7. Brainfreeze (Alt Mix) - Fuck Buttons
8. Click Clack - Dabrye
9. SYptixed - Autechre
10. Ganda Rising - Shackleton
11. Particles Aligned - Nosaj Thing
English sludge/stoner metal act Hark are streaming their debut album Crystalline at Metal Hammer UK through iTunes.
The album will see an official release on March 14 through Season of Mist Records.
You can stream the album here: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/exclusive-stream-harks-debut-album-crystalline/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=exclus ive-stream-harks-debut-album-crystalline
Greek psychedelic/vintage black metal band Hail Spirit Noir are planning to release their debut album Pneuma on vinyl, hence their label Code666 Records started a crowd-funding campaign at Indiegogo. Hail Spirit Noir's campaign can be found at the following address:
Just days after announcing their upcoming tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI, Linkin
Park have released 'Guilty All The Same', the lead single off of their, as of now untitled,
sixth studio album in surprise fashion. The song also features legendary rapper Rakim.
To listen to the six minute track, one must Shazam a Linkin Park song where they will see an
option to listen to the song.
Mike Shinoda has stated, "It’s louder; it’s more visceral than probably anything we’ve
done recently. And we’re all really proud of it... The reason we went with this single first
is that we think it’s a good look into the DNA of the record that we’re putting out this
According to Shinoda, the album's energy was rooted in their love for classic punk rock
artists: "Those bands weren’t afraid to try something different. There’s an energy, an
aggression a ...more
With Record Store Day approaching (April 19th), Oneohtrix Point Never has announced a brand new compilation, entitled Commissions I, that will be released exclusively on Record
Store Day. Commissions I compiles three previously released compositions used for
various artwork and film performances. The 12-inch compilation features artwork by Robert
Beatty and will be released by Warp. Featured below is the track 'Music For Steamed Rocks'
which will appear on Commissions I.
Commissions I tracklist:
1. Music For Steamed Rocks
2. Meet Your Creator
3. I Only Have Eyes for You
Krallice announced on their facebook page that they will releasing a split album with Ekstasis later this year. Ekstasis is the new side-project from Blut Aus Nord's Vindsval.
Minneapolis punk rock band, Banner Pilot have released a new song called Shakes. Their next full length, entitled Souvenir is slated to be released on April 15th via Fat Wreck Chords.
Kimono Kult, a supergroup featuring John Frusciante, ex-guitarist for Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, current guitarist for The Mars Volta, are currently streaming their debut EP, Hiding In Light, via Consequence of Sound.
The EP, sang mostly in Spanish, is described as "four songs of electro/dub/afro-beat/avant-freak/jazz-like conversations of instrumental ecstasy".
Check it out here:
Santana has just announced that his new album, Corazón will be released on the 6th of May of this year.
He describes this as the first "latin music" album in his whole career as most of the lyrics will be in spanish and will feature collaborations with many Latin American artists (including Juanes, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and Ziggy Marley, among others).
Two of the album's songs have already been revealed:
He has also revealed the psychedelic album artwork which is included in the full article on his website, which you can check out here:
Hip-hop producer and Billie Holiday fanatic L'Orange has just announced a new album, entitled The Orchid Days. This album will follow up the artist's collaborative effort with Stik Figa last October and his last solo outing, The Mad Writer.
Along with the album's announcement came its first single, 'Need You' (Featuring Blu), which can be heard below:
Instrumental metal guitar virtuoso Angel Vivaldi has partnered with Metal Injection to stream the first half of his upcoming double EP Away With Words. This stream comes one week in advance of the album's official release date of March 11th.
Stream the first half of Away With Words here: www.metalinjection.net/av/angel-vivaldi-does-away-with-words-on-new-instru-metal-ep
Pre-order Away With Words here: http://www.angelvivaldi.bigcartel.com/
MF DOOM and Bishop Nehru have announced a seven song EP called Nehruvian Doom which is going to be released at some point in 2014. XXL Magazine conducted an exclusive interview with both artists as they give insight into what the recording process was like and what the EP will sound like.
watch the interview here:
Alternative rock bands Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars will be co-headlining a tour together in the summer. Titled the Carnivores tour, the 25-date event begins in West Palm Beach, Florida on August 8th and concludes on September 19th in Concord, California. The bands will also be performing with special guest act AFI.
A list of the tour dates is as follows.
Aug. 8 − West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
Aug. 9 − Tampa, FL (Steinbrenner Field)
Aug. 12 − Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless)
Aug. 13 − Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
Aug. 15 − Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Aug. 16 − Mansfield, MA (Comcast Center)
Aug. 18 − Holmdale, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 19 − Wantagh, NY (Jones Beach)
Aug. 21 − Buffalo, NY (Darien Lake)
Aug. 23 − Montreal, QC (Parc Jean Drepeau)
Aug. 24 − Toronto, ON (Air Canada Center)
Aug. 26 − St. Paul, MN (Minnesota St. Fair)
Aug. 27 − Winnipe ...more
The Plot In You vocalist, Landon Tewers, has released a song off his upcoming EP "Dead
Kids". The song is titled "Ma and Pa", and the full EP will be available on April 1st.
Listen to "Ma and Pa" here:
Swedish metal band Arch Enemy have released details for the band's upcoming album, entitled War Eternal. The new album is currently being mixed by Jens Bogren, and according to guitarist/mainman Michael Amott, new material will be played for the first time on the band's upcoming eastern European tour, which commences on May 23rd in Romania.
Speaking about the production of War Eternal, Amott said that "We’ve been producing ourselves, as we did on Khaos Legions. We have a clear vision of what we want Arch Enemy to sound like, and we can actually achieve it without the help of outside producers. We also have the advantage of having two talented sound engineers among our ranks in Daniel Erlandsson (drums) and Nick Cordle (guitar).
We’ve been tracking at a few different studios here in Sweden, the drums at Fascination
Street Studio and guitars and bass in another room. We just finished vocals in a third
studio with engineer Staffan Ka ...more
Norwegian band Ulver has been forced to withdraw from the band's two upcoming shows in
Moscow, Russia and Baltimore, Maryland's much-anticipated festival Maryland Deathfest,
citing health concerns. The band state on their official website:
"We regret to inform you that for the second time in our live-career we are obliged to
cancel our most imminent shows. This includes the announced concert in Moscow (with
orchestra) in April as well as the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore in May. We are truly
sorry for the inconvenience and/or disappointment this may be for some, but the time is
simply not right for us.
We just got home from a shorter tour of Europe and have been advised by the doctors to take
it easy, for the time being, due to unexpected health concerns. We feel that it would be
irresponsible to proceed with these big shows now that visas and flights etc. are about to
go throug ...more