Thursday, October 8th

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 60 replies

The rock and roll hall of fame has announced the acts that are eligible to be inducted next year.

This list includes Chicago, Yes, The Cars, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, Cheap Trick, The Smiths, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, and more.

You can vote at this link here

Evergrey keyboardist's single 2 replies

Evergrey keyboardist Rikard Zander has released a second song titled 'Believe In Yourself' following his first single 'The World Makes Sure You'll Die'. The track has a blues rock/pop vibe and a more positive message compared to the majority of Evergrey's catalogue.

The song sees Rikard handle the vocals and keys with Evergrey bandmates Johan Niemann and Jonas Ekhdal featuring on bass and drums respectively, while guitar duties are handled by former Evergrey, and current Avatarium guitarist, Marcus Jidell. The video was shot and directed by Jonas and can be viewed below.

Mestis releases new music 3 replies

Mestis is a musical project fronted by guitarist/bassits Javier Reyes from Animals as Leaders and T.R.A.M. along with drummer Matt Gartska (Animals as Leaders), perussionist Hector Barez (Calle 13, Bio Ritmo), and trombonist David Stout (Marvin Gaye, Juan Gabriel, Smokey Robinson).

They've recently released two new songs, "Papillion" and "Pura Vida" (the latter featuring Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel from CHON), which will be part of their debut LP, "Polysemy" (November 6, 2015).

Link for "Papillion":

Link for "Pura Vida":

Jim Konya Dies, Age 44 10 replies

Long-running black/death metal band Nunslaughter's drummer, Jim Konya (Jim Sadist) has passed after suffering a stroke on September 9th. Initially showing signs of improvement, his friend Eddie put it, "He was very responsive to us, smiled and such. Was able to shake his head ya know nod and such. He even flashed horns with his left hand." A few days later, Nunslaughter updated fans once more via Facebook, "Jim stood up yesterday. He is able to swallow and feed himself. These are great strides. I cant thank you metalheads enough."

Things took a turn for the worse on September 27th, when the band posted an update: "Jim has had a seizure and is now in a medical induced coma." It was later revealed via cat scan that he had suffered another major stroke on the right side of his brain, the seizure being a precursor.

On October 5th, the band posted another update via Jim's father, "We were told this am that Jimmy may not wake ...more

Ramleh announce new album 8 replies

Death industrial/noise rock stalwarts Ramleh have come out of dormancy, announcing a double-album to be released by Crucial Blast on November 20th. The new album, entitled Circular Time, is said to be a return to "Ramleh operating in "rock" mode."

Sprawling over two discs and the best part of 2-hours, Circular Time is comprised of 13 tracks of "of speaker-shredding, [and] void-gazing psychedelia," and is set to be released digitally through bandcamp, as well as physically in the form of a digipak 2xCD.

The album can preordered through Crucial Blast's Bandcamp page (with preview tracks to be released for streaming in the lead-up to the album's release), or their website:

New Anselmo-fronted supergroup 12 replies

Phil Anselmo, former frontman of Pantera and current voice of Down, has announced the formation of a new band by the name of Scour.

The project features John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Fulgora), Chase Fraser (ex-Animosity, ex-Decrepit Birth), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), and Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention, Cast the Stone).

In a recent interview, Anselmo told Hellbound: "The Scour thing was something that just popped up, and it’s something that I think I can kill, something I can lay it out. They’re short songs. It’s a short EP, and that’s something I can knock out, I guess, after the Danzigs tour. And yes, I said Danzigs, and that’s a long story.".

On the type of music we can expect from the group, Anselmo stated "I think (there’s) one of the fellows from Cattle Decapitation, but it’s predominantly, in my ear, modern-ish black metal-sounding, thrashy black metal type stuff. I’m goi ...more

Giant Squid call it a day 19 replies

Post-metal band Giant Squid have announced an indefinite hiatus, citing family commitments and a waning desire to continue with the hardships of touring. Frontman Aaron Gregory posted a lengthy explanation of the circumstances surrounding the breakup, explaining that "there are NO plans to write another album or play another show again." He did, however, leave the door open for a reunion under the right circumstances, and announced plans for vinyl reissues, a music video, and new projects by the band's members.

Giant Squid have two final shows scheduled in San Diego (Oct. 16) and San Francisco (Oct. 17).

The full post can be read on the band's Facebook page.

Redemption announce new album featuring Megadeth alumni 9 replies

U.S. progressive metal band Redemption (featuring guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk and Fates Warning vocalist Ray Alder) will release their new album, The Art of Loss, in early 2016 through Metal Blade Records.

The album will feature guest performances from Chris Poland, Marty Friedman and Chris Broderick (all ex-Megadeth), as well as a duet between Ray Alder and John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax).

Redemption recruited several of the finest guitarists in metal to complement Van Dyk's playing. "We're fortunate to have worked with a number of amazing musicians," begins Van Dyk. "To start with, I'm extremely proud to announce that Chris Poland [Megadeth] has lent his immense talent as a special guest on this record, contributing his unique playing on the majority of the songs and elevating our music into extremely interesting territory while calling to mind his work in his previous bands, who need not be named. Additionally, we are fortuna ...more

Beach House reveal new album 19 replies

Hot on the heels of Depression Cherry (released just two months ago), Beach House are surprising the world with a brand new album on October 16th, entitled Thank Your Lucky Stars.

Commenting on the new album, the band said: "We are very excited, it's an album being released the way we want. It's not a companion to depression cherry or a surprise or b-sides".

Read more about it here:

Wednesday, October 7th

My Chemical Romance release limited coloured vinyl 20 replies

My Chemical Romance recently announced that they would be re-releasing I Brought You My Bullets..., Danger Days and May Death Never Stop You on special coloured vinyl, for a limited time.

This will be the second and final time that ...Bullets... will be available on vinyl format. The pressings are limited (to an unknown number), and will only be sold for a limited time.

For more info, check out the link below:

Massive Attack announce tour; tease new music 19 replies

Pitchfork has reported that the seminal trip hop group Massive Attack has announced a new European tour to take place in early 2016. Starting in Dublin, Ireland on January 19, the band will trek through the UK, Benelux and Central Europe, finishing their tour in Paris, France on February 26.

Most interestingly, the band claims that details regarding new music will be announced "soon", with a release date expected to be late this year.

Full tour dates and information can be seen here:

Vision of Disorder premiere new song 3 replies

Metalcore legends Vision of Disorder have premiered the new song 'Hours In Chaos'. The song is taken from their upcoming album Razed To The Ground, the second album from the Long Island four piece since their return from hiatus in 2008.

Razed To The Ground is scheduled to be released through Candlelight Records on November 13th.

'Hours In Chaos' can be streamed on Lambgoat and Spotify:

Tuesday, October 6th

Satyricon frontman diagnosed with tumor 23 replies

Satyricon frontman Satyr Wongraven has announced his recent diagnoses of a brain tumour. In a statement he states that the tumour is benign and is not currently life threatening, but will require him to take time of. The statement is below:

"I’m going home. I got extremely sick 8 days ago and was rushed to hospital. Scans have shown that there is a blind passenger in my head. Most likely it is benign. I can live with it as long as it does not grow bigger. Removing it is extremely complicated and should only be done if it grows into a size where it is a matter of life and death. We all get our set of cards and this happened to be one of mine. There are so many people who have to deal with much worse things than I do, so I do not feel sorry for myself. I have a great family, lots of friends, Satyricon, Wongraven Wines and many people who support my endeavours all over the world. I will spend the next two weeks trying to get my strength back, then try to starting wri ...more

Brokencyde unveil new video 175 replies

New Mexico based Crunkcore band Brokencyde have released a music video for their new track 'Los Locos'.

The song follows their attempt to raise funds for a new album via Indiegogo in January this year, which subsequently only got 5% of the required funds.

The Faceless release single 66 replies

Technical death metal band The Faceless unveils 'The Spiraling Void', a new track from their upcoming album entitled In Becoming A Ghost. The album marks the return of former vocalist Derek "Demon Carcass" Rydquist, as well as bassist Brandon Giffin.

Underling stream Bloodworship 6 replies

East Bay atmospheric blackgaze outfit Underling are streaming their debut album Bloodworship on THE AGE OF METAL's website, featuring an in-depth interview with vocalist Antonio Palermo and bassist Robert Morey. The interview primarily discusses the common lyrical themes on the album. Underling includes members from a collection of extreme metal acts, including Fallujah and Arkaik. Bloodworship is the follow-up to the band's 2013 debut EP Breathe Deeply.


Goatlord guitarist involved in murder suicide 93 replies

In a tragic turn of events, black/death/doom metal band Goatlord's guitarist, Joe Frankulin, has killed a mother and her child, before turning the gun on himself. In the guitarist's suburb, it is reported that he went to his neighbour's house, killed mother Jennifer Bagley Donoso in front of her three children, took her oldest son Lex back to his house, barricaded himself in, killed the child, and then himself.

Neighbours report that Frankulin had been acting suspicious and that they were beginning to fear something was wrong. Neighbours said Frankulin used to build skateboard ramps for the children of the neighbourhood. It is still unknown what led to this breakdown, or what Frankulin's motives were.

More info can be found here:

Raventale stream 8th LP 2 replies

Ukrainian black metal band Raventale have begun streaming their eighth album, entitled Dark Substance of Dharma, through Bandcamp.

The album was released through BadMoodMan Music and can be ordered through Solitude Productions.


Solitude Productions:

Monday, October 5th

Dog Fashion Disco release new video 9 replies

'Covered in Blood' comes from Dog Fashion Disco's recently released LP, Ad Nauseam.

The album was funded as part of a stretch goal from last year's Indigogo campaign to raise money to record the band's reunion album, Sweet Nothings.

It should be noted that the video is strictly for mature audiences and some might find the images disturbing.

Bloc Party debut new material 39 replies

After the departure of the drummer Matt Tong and the bassist Gordon Moakes, the British quartet still continues to realease music with their new band members.

The brand new single, 'The Love Within', sounds like a throwback to their Intimacy era.

Here it is:

Moving Mountains/Prawn split 12 replies

Post rock outfit Moving Mountains have broken their hiatus to announce that they are releasing a split with New Jersey emo band, Prawn. This is their first activity since the release of their 2013 self-titled record.

The split, which is untitled, will feature two songs from each band. 'Deathless', the first of Moving Mountains' tracks, is currently streaming on Stereogum:

Draconian reveal new track 12 replies

Draconian have posted a new track, entitled 'Stellar Tombs'. The song is featured on their upcoming full-length Sovran, which is slated for a late October release.

You can check out the new track here:

Sunday, October 4th

Flower Face debuts new single 12 replies

Young indie folk artist Ruby, the sole member behind the Flower Face project, has released the first single from her new album, Fever Dreams, which will be out in the fall of this year.

The new track, entitled 'Virgin', is available for streaming and download from the Flower Face Bandcamp page here:

This album marks the second full length release by the artist and follows up from last year's Funeral Kid EP.

Saturday, October 3rd

Golden Void premiere new video 2 replies

San Francisco natives, Golden Void have released a video for 'Burbank's Dream', the first track off their recently released second album, Berkana.

"'Burbank's Dream' is the second release from Berkana that explores ideas of nature and time and the interplay between the two," says vocalist/keyboardist Camilla Saufley-Mitchell, "which is why we wanted to work with altered, sweeping images of natural features -- to show the effects of time on the natural landscape."

Watch the video below:

Hands Like Houses debut new song 25 replies

Australian post hardcore band Hands Like Houses have released another new song from their upcoming album, Dissonants.

The song, 'New Romantics', can be streamed via YouTube below:

Friday, October 2nd

Perturbator debuts music video 10 replies

Retrosynth cyberpunk Perturbator has premiered a new music video for his track "Complete Domination," from his 2014 album Dangerous Days.

The music video was directed by Monte Legaspi and made as a fan video. It was later made official upon Perturbator's label discovering it on YouTube with only 100 views.

New Megadeth track and album 118 replies

Following the departure of Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover and their ensuing creation of Act of Defiance, and the following drafting of Angra and solo guitarist Kiko Loureiro and Lamb of God's Chris Adler, Megadeth have released the first song (Fatal Illusion) from their new album, Dystopia, which is currently slated for an early 2016 release.

Fit for an Autopsy stream new LP 16 replies

American deathcore band Fit For An Autopsy are currently streaming their third album Absolute Hope Absolute Hell via YouTube.

Give a listen here:

Thursday, October 1st

Deacon the Villain streams new LP 8 replies

Deacon the Villain, from the hip-hop group Cunninlynguists, has released a new solo LP, entitled Peace or Power

The LP can be streamed through the Cunninlynguists Bandcamp:

Coheed and Cambria stream third single 50 replies

Coheed and Cambria have officially released the third song off their upcoming album The Color Before the Sun, entitled 'Eraser'.

The album is set to drop on October 16th.

Listen here:

Brokencyde unveil new video by Keyblade
The Faceless release single by Mabbitt
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 by JohnXDoesn
Mestis releases new music by bloc
Giant Squid call it a day by Relinquish
Jim Konya Dies, Age 44 by R6Rider
Evergrey keyboardist's single by OmairSh
Goatlord guitarist involved in murder suicide by chesse13
My Chemical Romance release limited coloured vinyl by Calc
Bloc Party debut new material by Pheromone
Beach House reveal new album by TooLateToG
New Anselmo-fronted supergroup by deadcrown
Product of Waste Vocalist Dead by Owantjaaaa
Ramleh announce new album by basikchanL
New Megadeth track and album by youfailedm
Massive Attack announce tour; tease new music by GhostOfSar
New Cryptopsy song and EP by Anthemic

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