Friday, August 28th
British rock band Anathema are planning to release a new acoustic live album, entitled A Sort of Homecoming.
The footage is taken from the band's performance at the Liverpool Cathedral in their hometown, and will consist of 100 minutes of material. Lasse Hoile was put in charge of directing again after initially working with the band on their previous live album, Universal.
The album is set for a 30th October release date via Kscope, and will be available in several formats including Blu-ray and vinyl.
Pre-orders can be made at: http://www.kscopemusic.com/2015/08/27/kscope-presents-anathemas-a-sort-of-homecoming-cathedral-concert-film/.
1. The Lost Song - Part II
2. Untouchable - Part I
3. Untouchable - Part II
4. Thin Air
5. Dreaming Light
9. Temporary Peace
10. The Beginning And The End
Shinedown have released the third song from their upcoming album Threat to Survival, entitled 'State of Mind'.
The album is set to be released on September 18th.
Thursday, August 27th
Experimental artist Volcanic Queen has released a new compilation, entitled Last Farewell.
The compilation includes 5 previously released Volcanic Queen tracks, with two of the songs featuring new mastering and editing specifically for this release.
1. Serenity Grounds
2. Analog Sequence (For M)
3. Opened Doors and Sacred Hearts
4. My Death God, My Sword
5. A Monolith of Different Voices
Full download, streaming, and details about the compilation are available here: https://volcanicqueen.bandcamp.com/album/last-farewell
Foxing have announced a new album, entitled Dealer. The album is set to be released on October 30th through Triple Crown Records.
The album can be pre-ordered here:
Alongside the announcement is the release of the album's first single, 'The Magdalene'. which can be streamed via the link below:
Finnish undead metal band Hooded Menace have announced their 4th album, to be released October 30th. Darkness Drips Forth is to be released by Relapse Records and is available to pre-order now.
You can check out a preview of the upcoming album here:
Trivium has officially posted a music video of their third single 'Until the World Goes Cold', which is off their upcoming album Silence in the Snow. The album is set to be released on October 2nd.
Indo-American progressive metal band Skyharbor have released a new single, entitled 'Out of Time'.
The song is the first to feature the band's newest additions, singer Eric Emery and drummer Aditya Ashok, who have stepped in to replace the recently departed Dan Tompkins and Anup Sastry respectively. The single will be part of Skyharbor's still unnamed follow-up to 2014's Guiding Lights, which is projected for an early-2016 release.
'Out of Time' is currently streaming on youtube and is available for download on iTunes and Amazon.
Wednesday, August 26th
Rock quartet Hawthorne Heights have released the first song from their upcoming EP Hurt, which will finalize their EP trilogy, and will be released on September 18.
The song, entitled 'The Darkest Times' is the first in their discography to not feature founding members Micah Carli (guitar), and Eron Bucciarelli (drums), who both left the band after their 2013 LP, Zero.
Listen to the song here:
And pre-order Hurt here:
Tuesday, August 25th
Ukrainian band The Nietzsche are streaming yet another song from their upcoming album, Intro to Advanced Poetry. This one is called 'Edgar Allan Poet', which features lyrics from Edgar Allan Poe's poem 'Song'.
The EP will be released on September 1st and is available for pre-order for $1 via the band's Bandcamp: http://thenietzsche.bandcamp.com/album/intro-to-advanced-poetry
Burn Halo has premiered a new song off their upcoming album Wolves of War, which is set to be released in September.
Listen to 'Until the End' here:
American melodic hardcore storytellers Defeater have released an official stream of their new album, Abandoned. The album is due out August 28 via Epitaph. As written on the record label's page new LP follows the same story arc as the rest of the albums and 'chronicles the story of a lapsed Catholic priest, whose battles in Europe during the war drag him first toward faith and then his own poisonous faithlessness' and ends with 'a plot twist no one expected'.
Listen to the stream here:
Monday, August 24th
Dog Fashion Disco seems to be out to prove that they're serious about getting themselves back out there. A little more than a year after their well received reunion album, they have graced their fans with a new single drenched in their signature style.
You can stream the song below:
The new track, entitled 'Crushed', follows on from the first single released from the metalcore band's upcoming fifth studio album, Ire
The video for the new song can be viewed below:
After several teasers, Underoath have now officially reunited by announcing a U.S. tour entitled "Rebirth Tour 2016", where they will be performing both of their albums They're Only Chasing Safety and Define the Great Line in full. The tour will start on March 16th and will continue through April 23rd. The tour schedule as well as ticket pre-orders and merch are now available on their website.
March 16th, Wed: Jannis Live, St. Petersburg, FL
March 19th, Sat: Self-Help Festival, San Bernardino, CA
March 20th, Sun: South By So What, Grand Prairie, TX
March 21st, Mon: Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
March 22nd, Tue: Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
March 23rd, Wed: The Aztec Theater, San Antonio, TX
March 25th, Fri: The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
March 26th, Sat: Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
March 28th, Mon: Regency Ballroom, San Fransisco, CA
March 30th ...more
English hardcore outfit Black Tongue have revealed their newest 4-minute breakdown, 'In the Wake ov the Wolf', along with HD shots of their greasy hair.
The track is off their upcoming debut LP, The Unconquerable Dark, which is to be released September 4 via Century Media Records.
Notorious atmospheric black metal musician Varg Vikernes has released his long awaited table top role playing game, entitled Myfarog (MYthic FAntasy ROle-playing Game.)
To learn more, you can visit the official site:
Additionally, Metalsucks have done a review/analysis, and you can check it out here:
Down I Go's new album, You're Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You, is streaming now, ahead of its August 28th release through Holy Roar Records.
Preorders/digital putchase is now available! http://www.holyroarrecords.com/products/557619-down-i-go-youre-lucky-lp-shirt-preorder
Stream on Spotify here: http://open.spotify.com/album/0EfVMeqGvymkQWtlh53ibN
Sunday, August 23rd
Bring Me the Horizon have spent the past week teasing fans with snippets of a new song, and earlier this evening released the lyric video to YouTube. The track, entitled 'True Friends' is the 3rd track released thus far from their upcoming album, That's the Spirit, due September 11th this year.
You can listen to their latest track below:
After allegations of sexual misconduct, including sending explicit images to a 15 year old girl, Neck Deep have announced that guitarist Lloyd Roberts has left the band to be with his family.
In a statement published on Facebook today, the band have expressed a willingness to cooperate with any police investigation into the matter in order to resolve the accusations, as well as urging anyone affected by similar issues to come forward to police. The band will continue all arranged concerts as planned, without Roberts. Fil Thorpe-Evans, who has also been accused of similar behaviour, has not taken any action as of yet.
A full statement from the band can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/neckdeepuk/posts/915094865216269
Neck Deep's new album, Life's Not Out to Get You, was released last week and charted at #8 in the official UK Album Chart.
Saturday, August 22nd
Canadian experimental band Unexpect announced today via their Facebook page that the band would not continue its activities, which had excessively slowed down in the past three years. All band members opted for this conclusion in harmony and are now focusing on their various other projects.
You can see the band's official announcement here:
Lovable indie rockers Lydia have announced their fifth album, Run Wild, to be released September 18th.
Run Wild is their first release since 2013's Devil, which led the band further into an upbeat pop direction. The album's first single, entitled 'Late Nights', is up for listening now.
Check out 'Late Nights' and pre-order the album here:
Swedish '70s heavy rock band Graveyard have posted a video for a new song to the official YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records.
The song, entitled 'The Apple and the Tree', is set to appear on the band's upcoming album Innocence & Decadence, due on September 25.
You can watch the video right below:
Friday, August 21st
Jim James of My Morning Jacket has shared "Take Care Of You", a moody track from the soundtrack to the upcoming film No Escape. The soundtrack is out now. Follow the link below to stream the track via Pitchfork:
brokeNCYDE have released a new single from the as-yet-untitled new album which failed to reach even 5% of its crowdfunding campaign in late 2014. The track, 'Kandyland 2.0', is the first of a series of brand new songs to be released every two weeks in the run up to the new album's release.
brokeNCYDE's new album is set for release late in 2015.
Angels and Airwaves have released a new song titled "Into The Night". The song is a single from the band's upcoming EP ...Of Nightmares, which is a tie-in to Tom Delonge's upcoming trilogy of novels. The four song EP will be released on September 4th.
To listen to "Into The Night" and learn more about the new releases, follow the link below:
German funeral doom band Ahab are streaming their forthcoming album "The Boats of the Glen Carrig" through Napalm Records on soundcloud.
The release date is set for August 28th via Napalm records.
The album is a concept album based on the novel "The Boats of the Glen Carrig" by William Hope Hodgson.
Skindred have released a brand new song from their upcoming 6th album, Volume, which is due to be released on October 30 worldwide via Napalm Records.
The band is currently crowdfunding the album and subsequent tour via PledgeMusic. Those who pre-order the album via PledgeMusic will gain access to an exclusive documentary, "Rude Boys For Life", about the band's history.
The new song, 'Under Attack', can be heard below:
Reflections, a 5 piece metalcore band from Minnesota, released new single ''Actias Luna'' earlier this week. The single is form their upcoming LP ''The Color Clear'' which will be released 18 September via eOne/Good Fight.
Renowned technical metal act SikTh's upcoming mini-album will be titled Opacities.
The six-track effort will be released in November, and will be followed up by a tour of the UK in December. The album will feature a cover designed by Dan Mumford, who has previously worked for Protest The Hero, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Gallows.
It will be the band's first release in nine years.
You can check out the artwork here:
And you can read the full story, via MetalHammer, here:
Japan's most kawaii girl Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has released the music video for 'Crazy Party Night', her latest and second single since the release of Pika Pika Fantajin.
You can check it out here: