Greek power/doom metal outfit Doomocracy have posted a lyric video for a new track at their official YouTube channel. According to Metal Hammer Greece, the style of the band is on par with outfits such as Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass, Memento Mori and Veni Domine.
The new song is titled "Faceless" and it comes to introduce the band's upcoming album The End Is Written, which will be released on September 29 through Steel Gallery Records.
You can doom this track right here: [Y]BFzQv8_rxg8[/Y]
UK act, Amplifier have revealed the music video for their latest tune, 'Named After Rocky'. It will be featured on their 5th full length, Mystoria, due out sometime in November through Superball Music.
In the tradition of Vanilla Ice's seminal 1991 'Ninja Rap', Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty
Dolla $ign (alongside Kill The Noise and Madsonik) have crafted a club-friendly Turtle-
themed banger, entitled 'Shell Shocked'.
The duo of Onry Ozzborn and Zavala (Dark Time Sunshine) have announced new tour dates starting in Seattle on July 31st.
As an added bonus they've also released a new song, entitled 'No Worries'. Unfortunately no announcement of a new album came along with this news.
7/31 Seattle, WA – Vera Project
8/1 Kingston, WA – Filling Station
8/2 Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon
8/3 Sacramento, CA- Blue Lamp
8/4 San Diego, CA – Kava Lounge
8/5 Clovis, CA – Kings Records
8/6 Los Angeles, CA – Low End Theory
8/7 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
8/8 Mesa,AZ – Club Red
8/9 El Paso, TX – Sector 7
8/10 San Antonio, TX – Limelight
8/11 Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
8/12 Santa Fe, NM – Burro Alley Lounge
8/13 Denver, CO – Moon Room
8/14 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
8/15 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
8/16 Minneapolis,MN – 7th ...more
Massachusetts-based metalcore band Within the Ruins has premiered the stream of their new album, Phenomena, which is to be in stores Tuesday, July 22nd.
Guitarist Joe Cocchi said this about the record:
"We took six months off over the winter too eat, sleep and breathe this album. It was by far the most in depth we've ever gone in the writing process. Since the inception of this band, our attitude has always been to completely trump our previous efforts in every aspect, and I think we did just that. We're beyond stoked for people to hear this one."
After a heart attack last week that left him hospitalized, drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander of Primus and Puscifer underwent his scheduled open-heart surgery. Fortunately, the surgery was a success, and Alexander is currently recovering.
As reported by the Primus Facebook page, "the blockage from [Alexander's] heart has been removed with no complications and all signs point to a glorious and speedy recovery".
The Primus Facebook page posted a message yesterday regarding Alexander prior to his surgery, pushing friends, family and fans to "help keep [his heart] going" through the surgery and spreading the support with the hashtag #carrythebeat.
Edinburgh-based group Nightmare Puppy released its new album, Furtherance, on
Following on from a series of songs written for the now-defunct preceding project,
Ornstein's Puppy, Furtherance marks out a more clearly-defined style with a narrative
edge - the stories that can be found here include "Bulbasaur vs. Magikarp, the empress who
sated her fetish for the moon by murdering bad jokers, immolation via volcano, the land that
eats its inhabitants (and their children), and the end of the album." Also included are two
pieces of tribute Pokemon music and a noise rock song.
The album can be streamed and downloaded here:
'Back to the Shack', the lead single off of Weezer's upcoming ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, premiered on KROQ earlier this morning. The album
is set to be released on September 30th.
'Back to the Shack' was originally played live during the Weezer Cruise in mid-February.
You can listen to the new song here: http://www.stereogum.com/1693322/weezer-back-to-the-shack/mp3s/
The duo of Ishmael Butler, formerly Butterfly of 1990s outfit Digable Planets, and Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire, collectively known as Shabazz Palaces are now streaming
their sophomore LP, Lese Majesty, ahead of its July 29th release date.
The group's label Sub Pop have described the album as: "reveries sent to Palaceer Lazaro [Ishmael] and Fly Guy ‘Dai [Tendai] in the year of gun beat battles
in excess; in a succession of days, whilst walking in dreams and in varied transcendental states". So you know, just the usual then...
Head on over to NPR to check the album out, via the link below:
80s synth pop duo Erasure have posted a brand new track at their official SoundCloud location.
The track is the radio edit of the song 'Elevation', the regular version of which will be featured in Erasure's upcoming album The Violet Flame. Its release date has been slated for September 23 through Mute Records.
You can dance to the track right here: http://soundcloud.com/erasureinfo/elevation-radio-edit
French drone/doom metal outfit Monarch are streaming their new album Sabbracadaver at Terrorizer through SoundCloud. Apart from the stream links, there is a short interview in which the band details the album in terms of the incentives that led to its conception and realization.
The album will hit the record shelves on July 22, courtesy of Profound Lore Records.
You can stream the 4th Monarch album here: http://www.terrorizer.com/news/streams/stream-monarchs-new-album-sabbracadaver-exclusively-terrorizer/
"Glimpse is a track that we feel offers a look at the whole spectrum of sounds and moods
we created on this album", vocalist Ian Fike stated. "Like a lot of subject matter on
this record, Glimpse holds lyrics pertaining to finding a way out of the dark places in
life. Self reflection and struggling to overcome personal demons".
Perdition is a new chapter in the life of It Prevails, a slightly darker and more
focused take on the band's signature sound. "After two years tracking this album we took
time to reshape and remold anything we felt didn't hold the "sound" we had created with
Perdition. What we were left with at the other side of this process is the album we
sought out to create 10 years ago when we started this band".
'Perdition' will be available this fall on Mediaskare Records.
Tim Alexander, drummer for rock bands Primus and Puscifer, has suffered a heart attack, as reported by Puscifer/Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan on the official Twitter page for Puscifer.
The unexpected tweet also reports that Alexander will undergo open heart surgery on either Monday or Tuesday. Details are scarce, but Alexander has earned support from friends and family through social media.