Progressive metalers Periphery have premiered a song from their upcoming Juggernaut
double album entitled 'The Scourge'. The track will appear on Juggernaut: Alpha, which is
set to be released along with Juggernaut: Omega on January 27th, 2015 in the U.S.
Norway's Christian blackened death metal project Crimson Moonlight has released a new track
entitled, "The Suffering." It is to be featured on a forthcoming album, Divine Darkness,
that is currently not slated for a specific release date.
The single can be streamed here from Endtime Productions' official YouTube channel:
It is available digitally for purchase on iTunes or for physical purchase in CD form at the
Japanese rock band DIR EN GREY have released a new song, entitled 'Kukoku no Kyouon'. The song is taken from the band's upcoming 9th full-length album Arche, which is due out on December 10th.
Listen to the new song below:
You can also check out a teaser for the upcoming album here:
Arche album tracklist:
1. Un Deux
5. Cause of Fickleness
8. Chain Repulsion
12. Behind a Vacant Image
13. Sustain the Untruth
14. Kukoku no Kyouon
15. The Inferno
16. Revelation of Mankind
You can visit the website for the new album here:
Australian metalcore act Northlane have finally revealed their new vocalist to be former Sound of Seasons frontman, Marcus Bridge. Bridge's first contribution to the band is in the form of a new single, entitled 'Rot,' which can be heard below along with a video for the song.
This announcement brings a long-awaited end to a lengthy audition process, where the band claim they received almost 2000 audition videos, after former vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes left the band for health reasons.
As part of the audition process applicants were asked to upload a cover of either 'Quantum Flux' or 'Dream Awake.' Shortlisted applicants were then asked to write their own lyrics and vocals for Northlane's instrumental track 'Singularity.'
Both of Bridge's audition tracks can be found below.
Motown legend Jimmy Ruffin has passed away in his Las Vegas home at the age of 78. Jimmy Ruffin is most famous for his 1966 hit 'What Becomes of the Broken Hearted', his only single to ever reach the Billboard Top 10.
Critically acclaimed alternative rock legends Faith No More have released the first single off their upcoming 7th studio album, 'Motherfucker'. The album is set for a 2015 release and will be the band's first studio album in 18 years.
Roddy Bottum (keyboards) said this about the track:
"It feels apt that the first track we're releasing is 'Motherfucker,' a song about accountability. Basically we've created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we're releasing it on our own label. It's a huge deal for us to only have ourselves to answer to at this point in our career and the song is about that, where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage... y'know, stuff like that".
Read the full article and listen to 'Motherfucker' here:
British shoegaze band Ride have confirmed that they will be embarking on a reunion tour during 2015. The band had split up in 1996 shortly after the release of their album Tarantula, only briefly reforming in 2001 for a Channel 4 documentary.
Vocalist/guitarist Mark Gardener says that there are no current plans to record new material, but "[I'm] sure there will be writing because that's what undoubtedly happens when we rehearse".
05-22 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland Ballroom
05-23 Manchester, England - Albert Hall
05-24 London, England - Roundhouse
05-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05-27 Paris, France - Olympia
05-29 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
06-02 Toronto, Ontario - DanForth Music Hall
06-04 New York, NY - Terminal 5
06-07 London, England - Field Day
Warren of Ohms, the one man math/screamo band from Sputnik user Xingking, has released his sophomore
album The Wolf and the Fox.
The album can be downloaded and streamed for free via his bandcamp page. If you choose the "Name your
price" option he states:
"...100% of the money donated using the "Name Your Price" feature will in turn be fully donated to a local no-kill
animal shelter. Helping Animals Live On (HALO Rescue), to provide a clean shelter, bedding, toys and more to
rescued cats and dogs."
In honour of Wayne Static, who passed away in his sleep on November 1st, SOiL have posted a previously unreleased version of their song "Give It Up" to Soundcloud. This version features Wayne and AJ Cavalier sharing vocal duties, and was recorded as a radio promo for select stations in 2006. The link to the Soundcloud file is below:
Texas media whores Upon A Burning Body have teamed up with rapper/Body Count frontman Ice-T for a cover of the DJ Snake/Lil Jon track 'Turn Down For What', to appear on the 6th edition of Fearless Records' Punk Goes Pop series.
To coincide with the album's release, the artists have teamed up for a music video to accompany the song, which has been released as a single.
Guitarist Jeff Loomis (of Nevermore and his own solo work fame) has joined melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. Loomis has replaced guitarist Nick Cordle, and will be playing with the band on all tours through 2015.
There is no certain news that Loomis will be a permanent member, but judging from the the band's Facebook post, that possibility very much remains one.
To read the full article, with a link to the Facebook post, follow this link:
Prolific UK charity supergroup Band Aid have once again been assembled for a new rendition of Do They
Know It's Christmas. This is a project that was originally came to light in 1984 and resurfaced in 1989
and 2004 with different members.
This year's effort aims to raise money towards Ebola; you can watch and listen to the song here:
Contributers in chronological order follows:
Guy Garvey (Elbow)
Dan Smith (Bastille)
Chris Martin (Coldplay)
The famous power metal band Blind Guardian teased the upcoming full length through a short YouTube video. The record will be named Beyond The Red Mirror and will be published on the 30th of January, 2015. The first single "Twilight of the Gods" will be published this 5th of December.
Check out the video below:
Welsh Post Hardcore band Funeral for a Friend have released a music video for their song '1%',
taken from their forthcoming 7th studio album 'Chapter and Verse', which is due for release on the
19th January 2015.
One-man experimental unblack metal project Cryptic Rising has released his first full-length release digitally through the project's official Bandcamp page. The self-titled release is available for streaming and digital purchase below:
A limited run of the album in CD form is also for pre-order sale here:
Dustin Kensrue has finally found the time to record the follow-up to 2007's Please Come Home. The new album is set to be released in spring 2015 on Staple Records/Vagrant Records.
"Recording right now is for me the end of a long distilling process. I always have bits and pieces of songs that are bouncing around in my head. I usually record them and listen back later, and most of the time I can’t remember why I even bothered to record them in the first place. But then there are the tunes that stick – the ones I find running over and over through my head, demanding to be finished. Begging for a home. The most persistent of these tunes from the past 8 years are what I’m busy recording right now, and there’s nothing I’d rather be doing" - DK