Sunday, December 28th

Irreversible Mechanism song 0 replies

Belarusian newcomers Irreversible Mechanism are premiering the track "The Betrayer of Time" from their debut album - "Infinite Fields" - to be released by Finland/USA label Blood Music in early 2015.

The band consists of newcomers Yaroslav Korotkin and Vladislav Nekrash, joined by Lyle Cooper (The Faceless) on drums. The album features production duties by Sami Raatikainen (Necrophagist).

Stream "The Betrayer of Time" below:

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Vulture stream free EP 0 replies

Peruvian thrash/death metal band Vulture are streaming their debut EP Catalepsia at their official Bandcamp location.

The EP is an independent release since December 21.

Stream/freely download the EP right here:
http://vultureoficial.bandcamp.com/album/catalepsia



Saturday, December 27th

Pallas stream their new album 2 replies

Respected British neo-prog band Pallas are now streaming their 7th album wearewhoweare, their first LP
since 2011's XXV.

You can stream the album here:
http://pallasofficial.bandcamp.com/album/wearewhoweare

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Shadow Of The Sun
2. New Life
3. Harvest Moon
4. And I Wonder Why
5. Dominion
6. Wake Up Call
7. In Cold Blood
8. Winter Is Coming



Mar Mortuum stream debut album 1 replies

Australian black metal band Mar Mortuum are streaming their debut album Nihilistic Advance at the official Bandcamp location of Impure Sounds.

Mar Mortuum's first release was issued on December 12 and you can check it out right below.

http://impuresounds.bandcamp.com/album/nihilistic-advance



Astrodiver stream debut LP 2 replies

Russian psychedelic/stoner rock band Astrodiver are streaming their debut album Garage Experience №1 at their official Bandcamp location.

The album was independently released on December 21 and it is offered as a free download.

Stream/download the album right here:
http://astrodiver.bandcamp.com/album/garage-experience-1



Friday, December 26th

Hopsin confirms album, hoax 31 replies

On December 17, Hopsin posted a picture of himself at an airport, claiming to have moved to Australia in favor of his rap career. However, he posted a video on Christmas confirming his earlier statement to be a simple publicity stunt. Hopsin's new record "Pound Syndrome" is finished and set to release in 2015.

http://www.rapbasement.com/hopsin-2/122514-hopsin-punks-us-announces-pound-syndrome.html



Amia Venera Landscape return 91 replies

In a cryptic facebook post, Italian post metal band Amia Venera Landscape have announced the title of their
new album. This will be the first new material since the band's breakthrough debut The Long Precession.

The sophomore effort will see a 2015 release under the title Vision 1: The Great Mystery.

A teaser can be viewed here:

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New Weary Eyes acoustic track 0 replies

Russian math/post-rock quartet Weary Eyes have released an acoustic version of the track
World Won't Get Better But You Will. The song is available for free download via
wearyeyes.bandcamp.com as a hidden bonus track on the band's latest release
'WWGBBYW'.

You can listen to the track here:
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Thursday, December 25th

Red releases album teaser 32 replies

American rock band Red released an excerpt of "The Darkest Part", a song from their upcoming fifth
studio album, Of Beauty and Rage, which is scheduled to be released in February.

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The upcoming album, which is being produced by Rob Graves, the producer of Red's first three
albums, will be released in tandem with a graphic novel and will be available on 24 February 2015.



Two new Toxik songs 24 replies

New York technical thrash metal band Toxik have released two tracks from their upcoming third album, In Humanity. The songs “Too Late” and “Crooked Crosses” feature founding guitarist Josh Christian and original vocalist Mike Sanders (previously heard on 1987's World Circus), with William "Bill" Bodily on bass and Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Flotsam and Jetsam) on drums. In Humanity will be Toxik's first album since the release of the critically acclaimed Think This in 1989.

The tracks were mixed and mastered by Tom Morris, co-founder of Morrisound Recording Studios in Tampa, Florida.

Too Late
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Crooked Crosses
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Wednesday, December 24th

Upcoming Mauno Meesit album news 0 replies

Berlin-based Estonian artist Mauno Meesit, the man behind the synthpop project Sinine, will be releasing his first singer-songwriter-styled acoustic album Closer in Q1 of 2015 via his own label Grainy Records. To build anticipation, he has now released a preview track from the upcoming record. The song. entitled 'Blue Bird', can be listened to over at this location: http://www.maunomeesit.com/

Mauno's press release over the upcoming record reads as follows:

Fascinated by little imperfections and dusty sounds, he recorded vocals with a 1940’s American microphone, tracked guitars with a 100 years old Austrian parlor guitar, and added slight touches of untuned piano and electronic sounds.

Though this will be the first release under his own name, Mauno Meesit has previously released two albums on German Accession Records under his electronic music moniker "Sinine". He has written music for several theatre plays and TV series, has b ...more



Grohl/Taylor supergroup signed 48 replies

Teenage Time Killer, a supergroup spearheaded by Corrosion Of Conformity members Reed Mullin and Mike
Dean, has signed with Rise Records. The band has finished recording their debut album, tracked at Dave
Grohl's Studio 606, with an expected release in 2015. The band includes Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Corey
Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks), Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The
Stone Age, Kyuss), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Max Cavalera (Sepultura,
Soulfly), Neil Fallon (Clutch), as well as members of Sunn O))), The Misfits, Red Fang, Prong, My Ruin,
Goatsnake, Brujeria, Articles Of Faith, Sacred Reich, and Municipal Waste.

In an interview with New York radio station WFMU, Mullin stated that Teenage Time Killer initially began as a
small group, but expanded as more musicians sought involvement. "We had all these other folks that
want to part ...more



Adversary stream debut album 3 replies

Columbus GA melodic death metal band Adversary are streaming their debut album Ruination at their official Bandcamp location.

Adversary's debut effort is an independent release since December 23.

Stream/"name your price" download the album here:
http://adversarymetal.bandcamp.com/album/ruination



Second To Sun release new song 1 replies

Russian hardcore/post-black metal band Second To Sun is streaming their new track named Spirit Of Kusoto at their official Bandcamp page.

https://secondtosun.bandcamp.com/track/spirit-of-kusoto



Tuesday, December 23rd

Mortal Strike stream debut LP 0 replies

Austrian thrashers Mortal Strike are streaming their debut album For the Loud and the Aggressive at their official Bandcamp location.

The album is an independent release since November 29.

Stream the album here:
http://mortalstrike.bandcamp.com/album/for-the-loud-and-the-aggressive



Echo Tail stream third album 0 replies

British 2-man progressive rock project Echo Tail have released their third LP, Hold The Throne via their
Bandcamp page.

You can stream and download the album here:
https://echotail.bandcamp.com/album/hold-the-throne



The Weeknd debuts track for '50 Shades' 21 replies

The Weeknd is known for his kinky, soulful tunes; but his contribution to the upcoming erotic/romantic drama film 50 Shades of Grey finds the singer at his softest and most caring.

The single, 'Earned It', premiered today along with a lyric video and will most likely be incorporated into the film as its theme.

50 Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and will be released February 13th.

'Earned It' lyric video:

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Angra detail new album 4 replies

Brazil's most famous progressive power metal act, Angra, have been releasing details the past couple of months regarding their new album Secret Garden: Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be taking on vocals as an official member of the band; Bruno Valverde will be the new drummer; notable producer Jens Borgen (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, etc...) took part in the album's creation; promotional music/lyric videos; and scheduled release dates.

Release Dates: December 17, 2014 (Japan) (already released)
January 16, 2015 (Brazil, North America, Europe)

Tracklist:
1. Newborn Me
2. Black Hearted Soul
3. Final Light
4. Storm Of Emotions
5. Violet Sky
6. Secret Garden
7. Upper Levels
8. Crushing Room
9. Perfect Symmetry
10. Silent Call


Music Video for 'Storm of Emotions':

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Lyric Video for 'Newborn Me' (which ...more



New Anamanaguchi THUMP mix 7 replies

Brooklyn-based chip-rockers and perennial candidate for the title of "raddest band ever"
Anamanaguchi have kicked off THUMP's uniquely-titled 12 Days of Mixmas series with a 43-minute mix of music loosely tied to video games (the mix is titled A Cartridge in a Pear Tree).

Featuring cuts from PC Music regulars, "futurebeats"/Jersey Club flag-bearers, and oddball hip-hop standouts, the mix also includes a never-before-heard remix of the band's track 'Endless Fantasy'. from their 2013 album of the same name.

Listen to the mix here:
http://soundcloud.com/thump/12-days-of-mixmas-day-1-anamanaguchi-a-cartridge-in-a-pear-tree



Monday, December 22nd

Thrice to reunite in 2015? 68 replies

According to their official website, it seems like alternative rock/post-hardcore darlings
Thrice are going to end their hiatus in 2015. The band posted a photo of them presumably
sound-checking during their final tour with '2015' written on it. No other information is
given at the moment.

Here is the link to the post: www.thrice.net/post/105871469307/photo-courtesy-of-
neph-becky-trejo-eighty

Thrice announced their hiatus in 2012, which was followed by the final tour.



Thrown to the Sun release new video 1 replies

Turkish progressive death metal band Thrown to the Sun have released a new music video for their new song ''Maladies to be Cured''.

You can check it out below:

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Ling Tosite Sigure release new song 6 replies

Ling Tosite Sigure have released yet another new song, just 6 weeks after their most recent single saw a physical release. This new track will feature as an opening song for the upcoming Psycho-Pass movie.

The song in question, etitled 'Who What Who What', will receive a physical release on January 14th. This will include a limited pressing, containing a bonus DVD with a music video, as well as re-edited versions of both 'Abnormalize' and 'Enigmatic Feeling'.

'Who What Who What' can be listened to at:
http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/Ling-tosite-sigure---Who-What-Who-What/29c83bf9485bab5a48fd0f0c64ae3cd8



Sunday, December 21st

NYVES releases new song 2 replies

Electronic/industrial project NYVES has just released their latest song 'Idle Thoughts' from their debut album Anxiety, which was successfully funded through Kickstarter. However, it is still unknown when the album will come out.

Listen to the song here:
https://soundcloud.com/nyves/idle-thoughts#t=0:00



Melechesh post lyric video 10 replies

Israeli black/thrash metal band Melechesh have posted a lyric video at the official YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records.

The song is titled "Multiple Truths" and it's gonna be featured in the upcoming Melechesh album Enki, due out on February 27. The album was recorded in Greece and produced by former Rotting Christ guitarist George Bokos.


Check the lyric video right below:

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Saturday, December 20th

Scorpions detail new album 23 replies

The classic German hard rock band the Scorpions have released information regarding their upcoming new album, entitled Return to Forever, due for release on February 20th 2015.

It is said to be a reflection on the band's 50 years of existence and a tribute to the fans that have supported Scorpions for so long. Along with this comes the news of a 2015/2016 world tour in celebration of Scorpions' 50th anniversary, though only several dates in Germany have been announced.

Tracklist:

1. Going Out With A Bang
2. We Built This House
3. Rock My Car
4. House Of Cards
5. All For One
6. Rock’n’Roll Band
7. Catch Your Luck And Play
8. Rollin' Home
9. Hard Rockin' The Place
10. Eye Of The Storm
11. The Scratch
12. Gypsy Life

Bonus Tracks (available on Limited Deluxe Edition only):

13. The World We Used To Know
14. Dancing With The Moonl ...more



East of the Wall team up with Cryptodira for new single 2 replies

East of the Wall have teamed up with progressive/post metal outfit Cryptodira for a new single, entitled 'Speaking the Ocean'. The song is being exclusively streamed via Heavy Blog is Heavy.

Check it out here:
http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2014/12/19/exclusive-stream-new-cryptodira-track-speaking-the-ocean/#MORE-68335



Thrown to the Sun stream new album 1 replies

Turkish prog metallers Thrown to the Sun have released their new album Out of Themselves Things Will Come. The album is now available to stream and purchase on the band's official Bandcamp page.

Stream/buy the album here:
https://throwntothesun.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-themselves-things-will-come



Havukruunu stream new EP 2 replies

Finnish epic black metal band Havukruunu are streaming their new EP Usvakuningas at their official Bandcamp location.

The EP was released independently today (Dec 20).

Stream/"name your price" download the album right here:
http://hammerstunde.bandcamp.com/album/usvakuningas



The Darcys are now a duo 5 replies

On December 17th, Canadian art-rock band the Darcys announced that their guitarist Mike le Riche and bassist Dave Hurlow had left the band and the remaining founding members singer/guitarist Jason Couse and drummer Wes Marskell will be carrying on as a duo.

You can read the full article, entitled Post-Warring: What Our Band Must Sacrifice to Survive by Marskell here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/wes-marskell/darcys-band_b_6327666.html

Watch the new video for the song 'Close to Me' from the band's last album Warring here:

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Get Set Go stream new album 0 replies

Mike TV, frontman of Indie Rock band Get Set Go, has just announced that the new Get Set Go record, entitled Here Be Dragons, is now available for streaming and download via the band's official Bandcamp page.

The record is set to be released through iTunes on January 30th, 2015.

Buy/Stream on Bandcamp:
https://getsetgola.bandcamp.com/album/here-be-dragons


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