Monday, January 16th

Black Magic Release New Demo 4 replies

Norwegian heavy metal band Black Magic have posted a new demo track on their Bandcamp titled 'Demon Lord', initially only available to hear during live shows or via a live video posted to the band's Facebook mid-2016.

The song marks a continued evolution from the band's initial black/speed metal sound of their demos, taking the heavy metal aspect of their full-length Wizard's Spell and pushing it further into proto-metal and 60s/70s-styled hard rock, heavy metal and heavy psych music.

It is expected that the band is releasing or recording a new full-length for release in 2017, as the band has been performing new and unreleased songs during their frequent live shows.

Other new songs the band has debuted live are 'Sacrifice', 'Savage Sword' and 'Into the Depths'.

Listen/purchase 'Demon Lord' here:

And watch live performances of all four new tracks here:< ...more

New From First to Last with Sonny Moore 33 replies

Post-hardcore/emo band From First to Last have released a new song entitled "Make War", which features previous vocalist Sonny Moore (aka Skrillex) on lead vocals once again.

Moore used to sing for From First to Last from 2004-2007 but left the band to pursue a career in electronic music.

Stream here:

Alkaline Trio Vinyl Rereleases 6 replies

Vagrant Records have recently re-pressed three of Alkaline Trio's albums on red/black split vinyl, available to purchase here:

These pressings are limited to 1500 each, and is the first time these albums have been available on vinyl in years.

Saturday, January 14th

CJ rejoins TAIM for a show 15 replies

Previous vocalist of Thy Art is Murder, CJ McMahon, rejoined the band for a performance on stage last night at Australia's UNIFY festival. After leaving in late 2015, the band has been performing with former Molotov Solution vocalist Nick Arthur. At this time it has yet to be confirmed whether this was just a one off performance or an official reunion.


Chant of the Goddess stream debut LP 4 replies

Brazilian doom metal band Chant of the Goddess, are streaming their self-titled debut album, at their official Bandcamp location.

Chant of the Goddess was released independently on January 8.

You can stream the album right below:

Pumpkins Reuniting 36 replies

According to's new article, Billy Corgan has confirmed that the original line-up of the Smashing Pumpkins is indeed reunited after months of hinting.

During a morning talk show on WLUP, Corgan announced that guitarist James Iha is good to go to rejoin the band.
While there is no doubt that Jimmy Chamberlin, the band's on-again-off-again drummer, is dependable to join, the article does not mention anything of D'acry Wretzky, the now reclusive original bassist for the Pumpkins.

In August 2016, Corgan mentioned on a Facebook video that he and Wtrezky have finally reestablished communication saying "I’ve been in communication with D’arcy for the first time in 16 or 17 years, it’s awesome to have my friend back." However, at the time he said that while he's interested in seeing if she wanted to rejoin, "my primary interest in the old band was us having good relationships again."

However, since this video ...more

Friday, January 13th

Nergal Releases New Song 53 replies

Nergal, the mastermind behind polish blackened/death metallers Behemoth, has released a video of a new song entitled "My Church is Black" off his upcoming country album Songs of Love and Death.

His new album, under the moniker Me and That Man, will be out March 24.

New Svart Crown Track 9 replies

French blackened/death metallers Svart Crown have released a new track, "Transsubstantiation", off their upcoming album Abreaction.

Abreaction will be released in Europe on Mar. 3 and in the United States on Mar. 17.

Condenados stream new material 9 replies

Chilean doom metal outfit Condenados, has posted fresh material at the official Bandcamp location of Shadow Kingdom Records.

The new song, titled "Sea of Fire", is featured in the band's sophomore album The Tree of Death, due out today (January 13).

Feel free to absorb every note of the new song right below:

Thursday, January 12th

Aeternam drops new song/video 7 replies

Melodic/Symphonic Death Metal band Aeternam have released a new track and video off of their upcoming album "Ruins of Empires", after demolishing the set target through their Indiegogo campaign. The new album is set to release next month, on February 10th. The song is entitled "Damascus Gate" and can be purchased off of the group's bandcamp page; link to the band's page and full track-list is below.

Jacob Bannon debuts solo project single 47 replies

Wear Your Wounds - Converge Vocalist Jacob Bannon's solo project - is streaming a song off the debut album that is set to be released on April 4th. The song is a departure from the sound typically associated with Converge and is more reminiscent of Bannon's previous, more ambient solo effort Supermachiner.

Link for the new track and article on the AV Club are below:

New Lorna Shore song 25 replies

New Jersey deathcore outfit Lorna Shore debut new song "FVNERAL MOON" from their upcoming album Flesh Coffin, which will be released on February 17 through Outerloop Records.

New Band-Maid video 9 replies

Japanese J-Rock quintet Band-Maid have released the latest track from debut full-length Just Bring It, out now in Japan via Crown Stones and released worldwide by JPU Records on February 10. The track, "Don't You Tell ME", can be streamed below.

"Listen" to One OK Rock feat Avril 22 replies

In their attempt to break the mainstream and garner worldwide success with new album Ambitions, Japanese post-hardcore-turned-alt-rock group One OK Rock have enlisted the help of ever relevant Canadian singer Avril Lavigne for their latest single, entitled "Listen". The album, out now in Japan, comes out on January 13 worldwide via Fueled By Ramen. Other guests include Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low and pop-rock pretty boys 5 Seconds Of Summer.

More info:

New Within the Ruins song 23 replies

American prog metalcore band Within the Ruins have posted a new song called "Beautiful Agony" off of their upcoming album Halfway Human, slated for a March 3rd release date.


Slowdive preview new song 55 replies

Following nearly a year of hinting at an upcoming album and several posts confirming that the long-awaited successor to 1995's Pygmalion was indeed on the way, seminal shoegazers Slowdive have released their first new song in twenty-two years, entitled "Star Roving". Aside from this, no further information about the upcoming album or its release date is known.

New Pile album, single 3 replies

Boston noise rock outfit Pile has announced a new album, "A Hairshirt of Purpose." The band has also released the first single from the album, "Texas." This will be the band's first new material since 2015's "You're Better Than This."

The album is due out March 31st, 2017 on Exploding In Sound Records.



New Aversions Crown Video 23 replies

Australian death metal band Aversions Crown released a new music video and third single from their upcoming third album Xenocide - due out on Nuclear Blast on January 20th.

The new track entitled 'Prismatic Abyss' can be heard and seen below:

Pre-order Xenocide:

Born of Osiris Reign again 71 replies

American progressive metalcore veterans Born of Osiris have released a track from the highly-anticipated re-recording of the bands debut EP, The New Reign.

The re-recording, entitled Eternal Reign is expected February 24th on Sumerian Records.

Sumerian founder Ash Avildsen had this to say about Eternal Reign:

“The New Reign was a seminal album for both Born Of Osiris and Sumerian Records. 10 years later, it is getting a well-deserved rebirth as they have re-created it from scratch. I believe fans, old and new, will be excited to hear these songs come to life re-imagined both musically and production wise."

Born of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney offered comments on the new(old) track:

“We are beyond excited to break the silence on what we've been up to this past year. 10 years ago we were seniors in high school in Chicago and spent our spring break recording a record that we had no idea w ...more

New Boris the Blade 15 replies

Australian deathcore act Boris the Blade have released a new track entitled 'Paralysed' in conjunction with the announcement of their sophomore album - Warpath - due out 27 January through Siege Music. (Ingested, The Last Ten Seconds of Life)

The stream for the new track, and album pre-order links are found below.


Wednesday, January 11th

Wintersun announce 3rd album 57 replies

Wintersun have announced the name of their long anticipated 3rd album. After announcing that Time II was not going to be the next album due to continued issues with label Nuclear Blast, Wintersun have announced the next album will be made of new material entitled The Forest Seasons. Tracklist and release date are to be announced next week.

New Nightwish Blu-ray/DVD/CD 2 replies

The Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish has released a new project in various formats. Entitled Vehicle of Spirit, the Blu-ray and DVD draw mostly from two live shows the band performed in Tampere, Finland and London, England during their Endless Forms Most Beautiful tour, while the CDs are drawn entirely from the London show at Wembley Stadium.

Minus the Bear new song, album 43 replies

American math/indie rockers Minus the Bear have released the first single from their upcoming album Voids, due out March 3rd on Suicide Squeeze. The new LP will be their first since 2012's Infinity Overhead.

Check out the first single 'Invisible' as well as the interview with vocalist/guitarist Jack Snider and guitarist Dave Knudsen, where they talk about the new record and being on the verge of disbanding:

Nightbringer premiere new song 6 replies

Colorado based black metal band Nightbringer are streaming the first single from their upcoming album Terra Damnata.

Terra Damnata is planned for a release on April 14.

The single, "Serpent Song" can be streamed below.

Arcade Fire finished recording 56 replies

According to Arcade Fire's drummer Jeremy Gara, the band has completed its fifth LP and plans to release the album as early as spring of 2017. He also suggested that they could be supporting the album with two years' worth of touring, or as he put it: "From my perspective, it looks like Arcade Fire starts in April [of 2017] and finish around April 2019.”

Even with the prospect of Arcade Fire's fifth record coming very soon, Gara was intent on pointing out that the band is not going to rush anything, stating in a recent interview that "The album should come out this year. At this stage we are still mixing and trying to decide which songs will end up on the record, because we’ve recorded more than we need. But we’re almost finished. I don’t know when it’ll come out, I hope soon. I know we’re a popular band, but we always stick to the same rule; we record until we feel that the music is ready.”

You can read more about Arcade Fire's LP ...more

QOTSA New Album 59 replies

Troy Sanders - member of Mastodon who is in the band Gone is Gone with QOTSA's Troy Van Leeuwen - has confirmed that the rock group Queens of the Stone Age does indeed plan to release a full-length LP before the end of 2017. Sanders let the information slip in an interview with Rolling Stone:

"I like to think none of us needs this band, but we all really want this band. When that's the mentality, this is special to the four of us. Otherwise, we wouldn't dedicate the first week of 2017 to working on this band. For example, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and At the Drive-In have all been recording, and we all have new records coming out this year."

Read the full interview:

2017's yet-to-be-titled record will be the band's seventh LP and will serve as the follow-up to 2013's ...Like Clockwork. Revisit the lead single from ...more

Silberman shares 'New York' 9 replies

Peter Silberman - lead vocalist/guitarist for The Antlers - has released a second track in advance of his forthcoming solo debut Impermanence. The song, titled 'New York', can be streamed below along with the accompanying music video.

New York:

Impermanence will mark the first full-length release by Silberman (or the Antlers) following a scare in which Peter lost hearing entirely in his left ear. After retreating from music for a couple of years his hearing has returned, although not without any trepidation from Silberman. In a recent interview, he commented on the prospect of returning:

"I started trying to play again and trying to sing again, testing where the boundary was of the sensitivity and of the pain of it. What I found was that if I sang very quietly and if I played guitar very quietly that this would be a ...more

Tuesday, January 10th

Balz quits Motionless in White 27 replies

Motionless in White keyboardist Josh Balz has left the band after 10 years. The industrial metalcore group announced the news, which comes just days before they embark on their "The End Is Here Tour", via their Facebook page. The band, whose fourth album Graveyard Shift is due for release in early 2017, has said a new keyboardist will be filling in for Balz on the tour. You can read both the band's and Josh Balz' full statements below.

Motionless in White statement:

Josh Balz statement:

Greg Graffin's 3rd solo album 8 replies

Bad Religion's frontman Greg Graffin announced the release of his third solo album. It's called Millport and it will be released on March 10th. The album is written and produced with fellow Bad Religion member Brett Gurewitz. The rhythm section of Social Distortion is involved in the project.

You can listen to the new song 'Making Time' here:

Pink/Mering Drop Tears on Fire 1 replies

Ariel Pink has teamed up with Weyes Blood (folk/ambient songstress Natalie Mering) to release a bombastic new track titled 'Tears on Fire.' This is the first song released from their collaborative EP Myths 002 - listen below:

The track list for Myths 002 - which is due out via the Mexican Summer label on January 27th - is as follows:

01 Tears on Fire
02 Daddy, Please Give a Little Time to Me
03 Morning After
04 On Another Day

Sheeran Drops 2 Singles by VaxXi
New Lorna Shore song by NewBallist
Jacob Bannon debuts solo project single by NewBallist
New Suicide Silence Song by kingdedeth
CJ rejoins TAIM for a show by NewBallist
New From First to Last with Sonny Moore by beachdude
Black Magic Release New Demo by InFlamesWe
Pumpkins Reuniting by Dmitri
Second single by Need by Mythodea
Chant of the Goddess stream debut LP by NastyCrab
Nergal Releases New Song by OvDeath
Alkaline Trio Vinyl Rereleases by SweeneyTod
Starset release second single by Toondude10
New Svart Crown Track by Flugmorph
Condenados stream new material by Maco097
Ice T Previews new Body Count by DatsNotDaM
Wintersun announce 3rd album by DarkNoctus
Slowdive preview new song by StarlessCo
Minus the Bear new song, album by GhostOfSar
"Listen" to One OK Rock feat Avril by RockerToad
Born of Osiris Reign again by RockerToad
Gucci Mane walks free, releases mixtape by MuhNamesTy

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