Tuesday, April 15th
Dark metal masters Agalloch of Portland, Ore. will tour their native soil this summer. The band posted tour dates on their official Facebook page and stated "We are pleased to announce the confirmed first leg of our “Serpens In Culmination” US tour this summer. There is one date that is yet to be manifested but we will announce that as soon as it is confirmed. We are also working on a West coast... run."
So far, Obsidian Tongue, Blood and Sun, Vex, Blackrune, Jex Thoth and Musk Ox are scheduled to support the tour.
6.18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock (w/Obsidian Tongue, Blood and Sun)
6.19 - Madison, WI @ High Noon (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.20 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.21 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballrom (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.22 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.23 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree (w/Vex)
6.24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (w/Vex)
6.25 - ...more
The Black Keys have released the self-titled song of their upcoming album Turn Blue,
due to be released on May 13th.
You can listen the song here:
In commemoration of rock/country artist Jason Molina who passed away last year at the age of 39, a tribute album will be released on April 22 through the non-profit label Rock The Cause. The album will be streaming at NPR until its release date.
The album is titled Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina and features the follow artists:
Squares, Memorial Electric Co, My Morning Jacket, Enemy Planes, Murder By Death, Sarah Jaffe, Jonah Tolchin, Ben Lubeck Of Farewell Milwaukee: "Leave This City, The Black Swans, Bro Stephen, Cory Branan, Gabriel Douglas, Fathom Lane: "I've Been Riding With The Ghost"
Memorial Electric Co, Matt Bauer And Heather McEntire, Will Johnson And Briton Biesenherz, Jim And Jennie & The Pinetops, Water Liars, Catherine Irwin, Nathan Salsburg & Joan Shelley, Wooden Wand, Luke Redfield, Viking Moses, Bottomless Pit, Communist Daughter, Jonny James And The Hall ...more
Maryland stoner/doom metal outfit Spirit Caravan have recently reunited to headline the
Desertfest 2014 festivities in Berlin (April 24-26) and London. Other confirmed outfits for
the festivities are Gozu, Elder, Black Rainbows, Causa Sui, Prisma Circus, Huata and
The current Spirit Caravan line up consists of guitarist/vocalist Scott Weinrich, bassist
Dave Sherman and drummer Gary Isom.
English symphonic metal outfit Reign Of Sirius are streaming their sophomore album Mirror
Figures over at their official Bandcamp page. The album was self released on April 12
You can stream the album here: http://reignofsirius.bandcamp.com/album/mirror-figures
The Amity Affliction have released a music video for their new song 'Pittsburgh', which is taken from their upcoming LP, Let The Ocean Take Me. The album is due for release
this coming june on Roadrunner Records.
You can view the song here:
Croatian noise/psychedelic rock band, Seven That Spells will release their second part of The Death And Resurrection Of Krautrock on June 30. IO will contain five tracks, three of which have already seen the light of day on Bandcamp or Youtube.
Listen to 'Burning Blood' here: http://seventhatspells.bandcamp.com/album/the-death-and-resurrection-of-krautrock-io
Watch 'IN II' and 'IO' below:
Monday, April 14th
Rise Against has posted a short 27 second video on their Facebook page to tease a new album. The tease is a quick chronology of their past albums, with a short clip at the end indicating a new album will be "coming soon" in 2014.
At the end of 2013 Rise Against took some time off following some lengthy touring to recoup, and work on new material. Back in December, Tim McIlrath was quoted as saying, "It's been a good breather, but now I can't wait turn up some amps and scream." This could indicate a return to a heavier sound that was more prominent in their early material. That is only speculation though.
Profound Lore Records have begun streaming the new sophomore record of Australian death metal act, Impetuous Ritual, on their bandcamp page.
The new full-length, "Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical Ambivalence," is currently available through Profound Lore's webstore, linked below.
Michigan death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder have announce the release of a new DVD titled "Fool 'Em
All". The DVD will include a 70-minute tour documentary of the band's summer tours (Warped Tour 2013 and
European headlining shows) plus live footage. The DVD will be released by Metal Blade in May.
Trailer of the DVD: [Y]4Z4kweC0KYg[/Y].
Scranton-based punk foursome, The Menzingers are streaming their newest LP over on Spin. The album is set to release April 22, 2014 on Epitaph Records.
US blackened doom metal outfit Gravecode Nebula are streaming their debut album Sempiternal Void at the official Bandcamp location of Baneful Genesis Records.
The album was released on November 1, 2013 and a double vinyl reissue has been scheduled to take place sometime in 2014.
You can stream the album here: http://banefulgenesisrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sempiternal-void
More info about the reissue and the band can be found here: http://www.terrorizer.com/news/streams/stream-gravecode-nebulas-bloodcraft-andromeda-terrorizer/
Deathcore band Whitechapel have released a new lyric video for the title-track from their
upcoming fifth studio album "Our Endless War." The album is slated for an April
29th release through Metal Blade Records. It can be streamed at the link below.
Lana Del Rey has released the audio for the first single off her upcoming third studio album
Ultraviolence, after débuting the song at her Coachella set this weekend.
"West Coast" generally remains faithful to the moody pop that characterised her 2012
breakout album Born To Die, with the added edge of a shift down in tempo during the
chorus. A music video has been promised in the near future.
Ultraviolence has yet to be given an official release date, but a May release is
Matt Tobin's new band Ritual have finally released their first single after a month-long
await. For those unfamiliar with the project, Matt Tobin was the singer in the Canadian
post-hardcore band Dead and Divine. The single, entitled "Rat Queen", can be streamed on the
band's official website along with a video that should reveal more about the rest of the
band whose other members are still unknown.
Ritual's official page: http://www.weareritual.com/
Everyone's favorite brocore band has officially released a stream of their album. This stream comes a day
before its release and several weeks after it leaked. Because of the stream, we also learn that the controversial
intro track "Bring A Gun To School" has been renamed to "(Untitled)." The album stream can be found below.
Greek tech death metal outfit Sickening Horror have posted a lyric video for a new song at their official YouTube channel.
The song's titled "The Day The Worms Became Kings" and it's part of the band's upcoming album Overflow, which is due for release sometime in 2014.
You can see the lyric video right here: [Y]460AfjWNc1I[/Y]
UK rockers Turbowolf, have premiered the first single, entitled 'Solid Gold' off their upcoming second studio effort. While the band hasn't revealed much information regarding the release or title, they are about to embark on a small tour later this month, focused mainly on their new material.
April 19 - Sheffield @ Detestival Queen's Social
April 20 - Leeds @ Belgrave Music Hall
April 21 - Manchester @ Sound Control
April 22 - London @ Barfly
April 26 - Bristol @ Fleece
Download 'Solid Gold' here http://www.musicglue.com/turbowolf/ or watch the video
US funeral doom metal band Slow, are streaming their debut album Unsleep at the Bandcamp location of guitarist and basic composer Markov Soroka.
The album was released on April 13 in physical format through a partneship between the band and Black Plague Records/Metallic Media, and as a "name your price" deal through Bandcamp.
You can stream the album here: http://markovsoroka.bandcamp.com/album/unsleep
Progressive metal/Hardcore band The Afterimage are streaming their new single 'O N Y X', featuring Eric Almeida of AURAS.
Today, Philadelphia-based prog group Audible Silence self-released their long-awaited second album, Three's Crowd, on their bandcamp page.
The album can be streamed or downloaded for free here:
Charli XCX has released a new track, entitled 'Boom Clap'.
The song is featured on the soundtrack for some bs movie that looks like a cancery ripoff of
The Spectacular Now.
Check it here:
Sunday, April 13th
Today on the one year anniversary of Chi Cheng's death Deftones have released a new single entitled 'Smile', which is taken from the album Eros.
The album was recorded in 2008 but was put on hold, after bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a severe car accident that left him in a coma and caused his eventual death in 2013.
Listen to 'Smile' below:
British progressive rock band IQ have released the title track from their upcoming album,
The Road Of Bones, and you can listen to it on Youtube here:
The new album is due to be released next month.
Saturday, April 12th
Anathema have released a short clip for the first single from their highly anticipated new album Distant Satellites, which is scheduled to be released in June.
Head on over to the link below to hear 'The Lost Song - Part III':
Three years after the release of their previous album, Sounds Of A Playground Fading, In Flames have posted on their official Facebook site that its successor is
due to come out in September this year, entitled Siren Charms.
Head on over to the band's official site to see the announcement:
Switzerland-based metalcore band Breakdown Of Sanity have released a new music video for the song 'Hero'. The song is taken from the band's latest full-length album Perception, which was released last year.
Watch the music video below:
Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has released a new single with his project Dot Hacker, entitled "Whatever You Want". The song is taken from a 7" single due for release on Record Store Day, April the 19th, titled "Whatever You Want"/"Memory". The 7" acts as a preview to the album How's Your Process, to be released later in 2014. Hear the new song here: http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/04/listen-dot-hackers-new-song-whatever-you-want/
The Australian band are streaming the track 'Neoprene Byzantine' from their new album Pink Lemonade, which is due out May 9th.
The song is reminiscent of their debut album First Temple (2009), but with tons more funk, groove, and general wackiness.
Head on over here to check it out:
Friday, April 11th
Rapper/producer Aesop Rock has released a 32 minute instrumental beat tape entitled The
Blob, which is available for free download/stream.
You can check it out here: