Friday, March 27th

The U.S. hates Bieber, Nickelback 43 replies

Online newspaper Mic.com has just released the results of a consensus on the most hated musicians and artists in the United States. As it turns out, only two names appeared:

Justin Bieber and Nickelback.

Beiber came in at No. 1 with 27 states citing him as the worst musician (mostly within the coastal states), while Nickelback came in second with 23 states (mostly within the Mid-West), thus bringing the total to 50 states, the entire country of the U.S.. Despite this, many people don't have a specific reason as to why they hate them. Another consensus asked the question as to why, but most people just simply said, "they just suck," or "I don't know."

The article's writer Kate Beaudoin believes she has found the answer as to why in her statement on the last paragraph:

Bieber and Nickelback preoccupy the American music consumer, but not because of their music. Nickelback isn't an especially awful band, son ...more



New Alesana Song 9 replies

Longtime post-hardcore outfit Alesana has released a single, entitled "Oh, How The Mighty Have Fallen". This track coincides with the announcement of a new upcoming LP, "Confessions". The new song can be viewed here:



Along with the announcement of the new album, various pre-order bundles have been made avaliable, and can be viewed and purchased here:
http://www.merchbucket.com/category/alesana.html

The upcoming album is their first LP since 2011's "A Place Where The Sun Is Silent", and their first new music since their "Decade" EP last year.



Free Bjork Live Album 13 replies

Bjork has just released a live recording of her performance with Arca at the New York City Center Theatre on the 25th March. It's free to download here: www.nyctaper.com/2015/03/bjork-march-25-2015-city-center-flacmp3streaming/

Björk's latest album Vulnicura was officially released physically earlier this month. It has been available digitally since late January.



Weedeater stream new tune 6 replies

US doom/sludge act Weedeater have unveiled 'Cain Enabler', the first tune off their upcoming 5th studio effort, Goliathan. The album is scheduled to be released on May 18 through Season Of Mist.

Listen to 'Cain Enabler' at the following link: http://www.metal-hammer.de/video-audio/premieren/article711142/hoert-hier-den-neuen-weedeater-song-cain-enabler.html

Goliathan tracklist:
1. Processional
2. Goliathan
3. Cain Enabler
4. Bow Down
5. Battered & Fried
6. Claw of the Sloth
7. Bully
8. Joseph (All Talk)
9. Reprise
10. Benaddiction



Soul Grip stream debut LP 1 replies

Belgian blackened hardcore band Soul Grip are streaming their debut LP Avadon at their official Bandcamp location.

The album is an independent release since March 9.

Stream:
http://soulgrip.bandcamp.com/album/avadon



Thursday, March 26th

I The Mighty drop new single 15 replies

I The Mighty have released the first single from their upcoming album Connector, to be released on June 2nd. Entitled "Playing Catch with .22", it is available to stream below. The album can be pre-ordered here:
http://ithemighty.merchnow.com/

Tracklist:
1. An Epilogue as a Prologue
2. Lady of Death
3. The Lying Eyes of Miss Erray
4. Psychomachia
5. Adrift
6. Slow Dancing Forever
7. Friends (feat. Max Bemis)
8. Playing Catch with .22
9. Andrew's Song
10. The Hound and the Fox
11. (No) Faith in Fate
12. The Frame I: Betrayal in the Watchtower





Devendorf And Seim Team Up 0 replies

Bryan Devendorf (The National), Danny Seim (Menomena, Lackthereof) and Dave Nelson have formed a brand new sideproject, Pfarmers.

Their debut album, Gunnera will be released on the 12th of May, including vinyl pressings limited to 250, and a Ultra-Limited Edition limited to 50.

Check out their new song, The 'Ol River Gang here: http://www.stereogum.com/1790023/pfarmers-the-ol-river-gang/mp3s/



L'Orange releases music video 2 replies

Jazz influenced hip-hop producer and musician L'Orange has revealed his latest song from an upcoming album which is yet without title.
The new track, entitled "Ice Obsidian", is featuring Jeremiah Jae and has also a nice music video to go with.

In previous efforts, the north carolinian producer has also been linked with rappers, such as Red Pill and Big Pooh to create songs and release them via the independant label "Mello Music Group".
He also lends a hand on some other tracks on their 2015's release "Persona".

Watch the music video for "Ice Obsidian":





Immortal Disband 28 replies

Abbath has announced that, following a legal battle over the band's name, Immortal has split up and he will continue making music under his own name.

You can read the full story here:
http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/03/26/immortal-not-much-abbath-goes-solo/



New Brandon Flowers Song 8 replies

The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers has released a new single called “Can’t Deny My Love.” The song will appear on Flowers’ second solo album, The Desired Effect, a follow-up to 2010’s Flamingo.

Spotify stream: https://open.spotify.com/track/2ylbo0xbhTmIA7WeBIVZvg



Dizziness stream new LP 0 replies

Greek black metal band Dizziness are streaming their new album Bound By Strength at their official Bandcamp location.

The album was released on March 6 through Old Graves Productions.

Stream:
http://dizziness.bandcamp.com/album/bound-by-strength



Blacksoul Seraphim stream new album 1 replies

Northampton MA doom/gothic/black metal band Blacksoul Seraphim are streaming their new album Hymns for the Vanquished at their official Bandcamp location.

Blacksoul Seraphim's sophomore album was released independently on March 8

Stream/"name your price" download:
http://blacksoulseraphim.bandcamp.com/album/hymns-for-the-vanquished



Zayn Malik leaves One Direction 106 replies

Zayn Malik of One Direction has announced that he will be leaving the group.

Malik said: "My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band".

One Direction will continue as a four-piece and will begin recording a new album later this year.



Blur stream The Magic Whip 5 replies

Britpop alum Blur are currently streaming a live performance of their latest album, The Magic Whip. Performed for a small group of fans in London last week, The Magic Whip is due on April 27th. View the full performance below.




Leftfield announce return 4 replies

It's been 16 years since Leftfield's last outing (their 1999 album Rhythm And Stealth), but the band have posted a brand new track to their Soundcloud account, entitled 'Universal Everything'. The song is set to appear on their upcoming album, Alternative Light Source.

Alternate Light Source will be released June 8th.

You can hear the new track here:
soundcloud.com/leftfield/universal-everything



Wednesday, March 25th

A$AP Rocky announces new album 33 replies

A$AP Rocky has officially announced his follow up album, entitled At.Long.Last.A$AP. The album will feature the talents of FKA Twigs, Clams Casino, Lykke Li, Juicy J and is executive produced by Danger Mouse and the late A$AP Yams.

There is no word on the album's release but A$AP has confirmed the album is coming "seriously soon."

Watch the video for single 'Lord Pretty Flacko Joyde 2' here:





New Kontinuum single 0 replies

Icelandic rockers Kontinuum have released their second single from their forthcoming album, Kyrr, which will be released April 20th.

Listen through Spotify here: https://play.spotify.com/album/2zn81U9KtRumRrwlJKRdDw



Hundredth announce new album 10 replies

(Melodic) Hardcore outfit Hundredth from South Carolina have just announced that their third album 'Free' will be out in June. Watch the trailer below.




Ex-Death bassist dead at 47 43 replies

Bassist Scott Clendenin, who played on Death's classic The Sound Of Perseverance LP, as well as on Live In LA and Live In Eindhoven '98, has passed away at the age of 47. Clendenin also played with late Death founder Chuck Schuldiner in Control Denied, from 1997-1999. He had been a part of several Death To All live dates in 2012 and 2013.

Death's manager, Eric Greif, posted the following on the band's Facebook page:

"With a sense of shock I'm letting all of you know of the passing today of former DEATH bassist Scott Clendenin. Scott had some health challenges in the last few years but was optimistic about his prospects. Of course he was the skilled player on The Sound of Perseverance DEATH album, and recently participated in two DTA live runs, in 2012 and 2013, including the highlight of his acoustic guitar in a poignant rendition of Voice of the Soul. Our thoughts go out to Scott's family at this difficult time. ERIC"



Tuesday, March 24th

The Gentle Storm release new video 4 replies

The Gentle Storm, a musical project between Arjen Lucassen and Anneke Van Giersbergen, have released a new video for the song 'Shores of India'. The song is taken from the band's latest album, The Diary.

You can watch the video here:





Lars Ulrich to blame 51 replies

In a stunning turn of events, the widely renowned drummer for Metallica has again revealed some fuck ups in the past.

1988's ...And Justice For All is regarded as a classic album, but a common complaint has been the complete lack of bass. As per usual, Lars Ulrich is to blame. In a recent interview with the album's producer Steve Thompson, Thompson came forward and revealed that Ulrich was so caught up in making the drums sound exactly the way he wanted that he told the bass to eat a dick.

Thompson's words, "This sounds like ass," sums up the general opinion on the album's production, but alas.

The full interview can be found over at Ultimate Guitar here:
http://goo.gl/qwIW1Y



Scarab stream new album 3 replies

Egyptian death metal band Scarab are streaming their new album Serpents of the Nile at the official Bandcamp location of ViciSolum Records.

The album was released on March 6.

Stream the album right here:
http://vicisolumrecords.bandcamp.com/album/serpents-of-the-nile



Crying drop new track 9 replies

New York-based chip-punkers Crying have released a new track, "Patriot," as a name-your-price download through Bandcamp. The song marks their first release since the expanded edition of their Get Olde EP came out in November.

Stream the track here: http://wearecrying.bandcamp.com/track/patriot



Tremonti release new single 8 replies

The solo project of former Creed and current Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti has released their brand new single, 'Another Heart'. The song is taeken from the band's upcoming album, Cauterize.

The follow-up to 2012's All I Was was recently pushed back from a May 2015 release date, and is now slated to drop on June 9.





Stream new GY!BE 99 replies

Godspeed You! Black Emperor are back with a new album Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress, which is currently streaming at The Guardian.

The album releases March 31 on Constellation Records, and reaches a run-time of 40:23.

The press release describes Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress as "huge unison riffage, savage noise/drone, oscillating overtones, guitar vs. string counterpoint, inexorable crescendos and scorched-earth transitions".

Stream here: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/24/godspeed-you-black-emperor-asunder-sweet-and-other-distress-album-stream



Maestus stream debut album 0 replies

Eugene OR blackened doom metal band Maestus are streaming their debut album Voir Dire at their official Bandcamp location, and at the Bandcamp store of Glossolalia Records.

The LP saw an official release on March 3.

Stream/"name your price" download:
http://maestus.bandcamp.com/album/voir-dire

https://glossolaliarecords.bandcamp.com/album/voir-dire



Apostate stream new LP 5 replies

Ukrainian doom/death metal band Apostate are streaming their new LP Time of Terror at their official Bandcamp location.

Apostate's sophomore effort was released on March 2 through Ferrrum Records.

You can stream the album right here:
http://apostate1.bandcamp.com/album/time-of-terror



Dope Smoker stream new album 6 replies

Welsh sludge rock band Dope Smoker have just released their sophomore LP, Demon Tools, and are streaming the whole album over at their Bandcamp page:
http://dopesmoker.bandcamp.com/album/demon-tools

Demon Tools was released on March 23, 2015.



Monday, March 23rd

Sigh release new video 20 replies

Japanese avant-garde extreme metal group Sigh have released a new video for the song 'Out of the Grave'. The song is taken from their upcoming album, Graveward.

You can watch the video here:





Veil of Maya release new video 56 replies

Deathcore band Veil of Maya have released a music video for a new track, entitled 'Mikasa'.

The track is taken from their upcoming album, entitled Matriarch, which is scheduled for release on May 12th.




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