In a recent blog post, cellist extraordinaire Zoë Keating expressed her frustration at Youtube's newly established music streaming service, Music Key. Taking issue with with the lack of control offered by the site's service agreement, Keating wrote:
"The Youtube music service was introduced to me as a win win and they don’t understand why I don’t see it that way. “We are trying to create a new revenue stream on top of the platform that exists today.” A lot of people in the music industry talk about Google as evil. I don’t think they are evil. I think they, like other tech companies, are just idealistic in a way that works best for them. I think this because I used to be one of them. The people who work at Google, Facebook, etc can’t imagine how everything they make is not, like, totally awesome. If it’s not awesome for you it’s because you just don’t understand it yet and you’ll come around. They can’t imagine scenarios outside their reality.& ...more
Extreme metal titans Napalm Death have dropped a video for their new single entitled 'Smash a Single Digit'. The new track is taken off of their upcoming LP, Apex Predator - Easy Meat, which is due for release worldwide on January 27th.
Following the departures of two members, Megadeth have yet to reveal their new band lineup or whether they even have new members in place. However, that is not stopping the group from moving full speed ahead on a new disc and eyeing a late 2015 album release.
Bassist David Ellefson tells Spotlight Report in a new interview that the idea of an off year is false, and adds that their new disc is "supposed to come out later this year".
While he held tight to keeping the identity of the band’s newest members a secret, he did add: "Most importantly we’re moving forward with writing a new album. Once we get into the studio to record it, then the lineup will naturally evolve around that".
Ellefson also spoke about the exits of Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover last fall, adding: "It is obviously going to be different without them. We spent five years together with them in that lineup. That is a long time. We did multiple ...more
British metalcore act Asking Alexandria announced today that their long running frontman Danny Warsnop has quit the band as lead vocalist. Danny announced over twitter his decision to leave saying 'I want what is best for the band, and at this point in time that isn't me.'
Read the full Kerrang! article for all the details: http://www.kerrang.com/27430/asking-alexandria-frontman-danny-worsnop-quits-band/
After 2013's EP Rival Dealer, Burial has released a new single, titled 'Temple Sleeper' on
Keysound Recordings (instead of his usual home Hyperdub). The track is available as white label vinyl or mp3 through the Keysound webshop, at
A clip of the track can be streamed below
Rock band We Are Harlot have premiered a new music video for their latest single "Dancing On Nails". The band, fronted by Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop, now had pre-orders for their debut
record available on iTunes.
This week, English rockers The Vaccines announced that their 3rd studio album will be entitled
English Graffiti and will be released sometime this spring.
The kung-fu themed video for the first single, "Handsome" was released this week.
When asked about the new album, lead singer Justin Young said to the NME: "We wanted to make
something that sounds amazing next year and then terrible in 10 years! If you
listen to anything from the 1990s now, it sounds fucking awful, but that's part of its identity."
The Vaccines have released two studio albums and one EP so far in their four year career, with
their last studio effort, Come of Age, hitting #1 on the British album charts. Their most recent
release, the Melody Calling EP, showed the band starting to expand their sound and experiment in
the studio with various sonic atmospheres.
Call it the R41 tour to be a bit more statistically correct if you may, but better late than never: Rush will indeed be
celebrating 40 years this year by playing in a planned 34 cities across North America. Tickets go onsale on
January 30th in some markets, February 6th in others.
In addition, this will mark the first time they've played in Calgary in 8 years, having been due to play there in
2013, but the event was canceled due to flooding and moved to Red Deer, 90 minutes north.
MAY 8, 2015- Bok Center, Tulsa, OK
MAY 10, 2015- Pinnacle Bank Center, Lincoln, NE
MAY 12, 2015- XCel Energy Arena, St. Paul, MX
MAY 14, 2015- Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
MAY 16, 2015- 360 Arena, Austin, TX
MAY 18, 2015- American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
MAY 20, 2015- The Toyota Center, Houston, TX
MAY 22, 2015- Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
MAY 24, 2015- Amalie Arena, Tam ...more
Progressive metal band Corelia have been busy the past few years since the release of their first EP, Nostalgia, in 2011. The band has uploaded a preview of their upcoming debut album, which will be 90 minutes worth of material spanning two discs, set for a release sometime in 2015.
Transcendental American black metal band Liturgy have released a new song from their upcoming third album, The Ark Work.
Featuring a more experimental and non-black metal sound, 'Quetzalcoatl' can currently be streamed through Youtube, with Stereogum's Michael Nelson having also written a short piece on the new experimental track.
The Ark Work is set for a March release via Thrill Jockey Records.
Finally, after fourteen years, Cannibal Ox are set to release the follow up to their debut The Cold Vein.
Blade of the Ronin, out March 3 via IGC/iHipHop, features tracks 'Gotham (Ox City)' and 'Psalm 82', which were shared on their 2013 EP Gotham. The album will feature MF DOOM, U-God, and Elzhi among others.
1. Cipher Unknown (Intro)
2. Opposite of Desolate (featuring Double A.B.)
3. Psalm 82
4. The Power Cosmiq (featuring Kenyattah Black)
5. Blade: The Art of Ox (featuring Artifacts & U-God)
6. Pressure of Survival (Skit)
7. Carnivorous (featuring Elzhi & Bill Cosmiq)
8. Thunder In July (featuring Space, Swave Sevah & Elohem Star)
10. The Horizon (Interlude)
11. Harlem Knights
12. Sabertooth (featuring Irealz & Bill Cosmiq)
13. Iron Rose (featuring MF Doom)
14. Solar System (Cosmos) (Skit)
15. The Fire ...more
Acclaimed all-female R&B/hip hop act TLC will release their fifth and final album through a Kickstarter funding campaign.
This will be the first TLC release with new material in 13 years. Due to the unfortunate passing of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in 2002, the act will work as a duo, as after Lopes' funeral, T-Boz and Chilli said they would produce one final album in due time.
Details about the range of pledges can be found right below:
More info about the return of TLC can be found here:
American indie rock band Modest Mouse released a new song today with an accompanied music video, titled "Coyotes." The song is the second single released for their new album Strangers to Ourselves, to be released on March 3rd. The album's first single was released on December 15th, titled "Lampshades on Fire."
Modest Mouse haven't released new material since 2009 and this will be their first studio album since 2007's We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank.
"Coyotes" will be available for digital download on January 20 and will automatically download for those who pre-ordered "Strangers To Ourselves" on iTunes.
Recently, the noise-rock trio Cherubs announced that they had reunited and that they would release a
new album, entitled 2 YNFYNYTY, through Brutal Panda Records on March 3, 2015 on cassette and
There will also be a vinyl edition, pressed on a variety of colors and limited to 500 copies, to be released
on March 17, 2015.
The legendary gothic metallers Nightwish have released details surrounding their upcoming new album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
Due out on March 27th (EU), 30th (UK) and 31st (US), the album contains the following tracklist:
1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth
Specific formats of the album will also contain instrumental and orchestral song versions.
All different formats can be viewed here:
The first single off the upcoming album, 'Élan', will see a release on February 13th, and will be accompanied by the bonus track, 'Sagan'.
At the worst time possible, and shortly before the ambitious The Bridge tour, veteran
progressive rock band The Enid have been troubled with an astounding amount of legal fees from an ongoing court case with Gerald Palmer and record label Inner Sanctum, the band's former record label.
Palmer, once considered a close friend of Robert John Godfrey, the band's keyboardist and
bandleader, is attempting to take control of the band's entire catalogue and the rights to the band's name through deliberate means.
The band is soon to be off on tour, and in their absolute time of need, must gather £15000 GBP ($22,725 USD) in order to qualm any legal fees Palmer and co. may intentionally impose onto the band. The band needs you in order to continue onward as a group.
WAYS TO HELP:
1. Introduce a friend to the band - buy them a CD / Video or T-Shirt.
2. Buy the Crescendo Video, if you haven't already.
3. Pre-order T ...more