Santana has just announced that his new album, Corazón will be released on the 6th of May of this year.
He describes this as the first "latin music" album in his whole career as most of the lyrics will be in spanish and will feature collaborations with many Latin American artists (including Juanes, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and Ziggy Marley, among others).
Two of the album's songs have already been revealed:
He has also revealed the psychedelic album artwork which is included in the full article on his website, which you can check out here:
Hip-hop producer and Billie Holiday fanatic L'Orange has just announced a new album, entitled The Orchid Days. This album will follow up the artist's collaborative effort with Stik Figa last October and his last solo outing, The Mad Writer.
Along with the album's announcement came its first single, 'Need You' (Featuring Blu), which can be heard below:
Instrumental metal guitar virtuoso Angel Vivaldi has partnered with Metal Injection to stream the first half of his upcoming double EP Away With Words. This stream comes one week in advance of the album's official release date of March 11th.
Stream the first half of Away With Words here: www.metalinjection.net/av/angel-vivaldi-does-away-with-words-on-new-instru-metal-ep
Pre-order Away With Words here: http://www.angelvivaldi.bigcartel.com/
MF DOOM and Bishop Nehru have announced a seven song EP called Nehruvian Doom which is going to be released at some point in 2014. XXL Magazine conducted an exclusive interview with both artists as they give insight into what the recording process was like and what the EP will sound like.
watch the interview here:
Alternative rock bands Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars will be co-headlining a tour together in the summer. Titled the Carnivores tour, the 25-date event begins in West Palm Beach, Florida on August 8th and concludes on September 19th in Concord, California. The bands will also be performing with special guest act AFI.
A list of the tour dates is as follows.
Aug. 8 − West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
Aug. 9 − Tampa, FL (Steinbrenner Field)
Aug. 12 − Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless)
Aug. 13 − Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
Aug. 15 − Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Aug. 16 − Mansfield, MA (Comcast Center)
Aug. 18 − Holmdale, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 19 − Wantagh, NY (Jones Beach)
Aug. 21 − Buffalo, NY (Darien Lake)
Aug. 23 − Montreal, QC (Parc Jean Drepeau)
Aug. 24 − Toronto, ON (Air Canada Center)
Aug. 26 − St. Paul, MN (Minnesota St. Fair)
Aug. 27 − Winnipe ...more
The Plot In You vocalist, Landon Tewers, has released a song off his upcoming EP "Dead
Kids". The song is titled "Ma and Pa", and the full EP will be available on April 1st.
Listen to "Ma and Pa" here:
Swedish metal band Arch Enemy have released details for the band's upcoming album, entitled War Eternal. The new album is currently being mixed by Jens Bogren, and according to guitarist/mainman Michael Amott, new material will be played for the first time on the band's upcoming eastern European tour, which commences on May 23rd in Romania.
Speaking about the production of War Eternal, Amott said that "We’ve been producing ourselves, as we did on Khaos Legions. We have a clear vision of what we want Arch Enemy to sound like, and we can actually achieve it without the help of outside producers. We also have the advantage of having two talented sound engineers among our ranks in Daniel Erlandsson (drums) and Nick Cordle (guitar).
We’ve been tracking at a few different studios here in Sweden, the drums at Fascination
Street Studio and guitars and bass in another room. We just finished vocals in a third
studio with engineer Staffan Ka ...more
Norwegian band Ulver has been forced to withdraw from the band's two upcoming shows in
Moscow, Russia and Baltimore, Maryland's much-anticipated festival Maryland Deathfest,
citing health concerns. The band state on their official website:
"We regret to inform you that for the second time in our live-career we are obliged to
cancel our most imminent shows. This includes the announced concert in Moscow (with
orchestra) in April as well as the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore in May. We are truly
sorry for the inconvenience and/or disappointment this may be for some, but the time is
simply not right for us.
We just got home from a shorter tour of Europe and have been advised by the doctors to take
it easy, for the time being, due to unexpected health concerns. We feel that it would be
irresponsible to proceed with these big shows now that visas and flights etc. are about to
go throug ...more
Coming off the steam of last year's mystifying isolation chamber The Redeemer and a recent 26-minute mixtape entitled Skin Fade with folkstress Joanne Robertson, Dean Blunt has signed with indie label Rough Trade, who will be putting out his next release called Black Metal (whether its an LP, EP, or another cryptic mixtape has yet to be said, although it's likely to be a full-length album considering Rough Trade is releasing this).
Blunt has also released a new track on his YouTube channel called 'MERSH', which can be seen here:
Rapper Big K.R.I.T. is readying for his sophomore album Cadillactica, the follow-up to his Def Jam debut Live From the Underground. K.R.I.T. has just released "New Agenda" that features none other than superstar Rick Ross. The song will launch the "Week of K.R.I.T." which means there's a new K.R.I.T. song every day for the next seven days.
Listen to "New Agenda" here:
Sunny Day Real Estate will be releasing a split album with Circa Survive on Record Store day( April 19th ). It will titled "Lipton Witch" and is their first new song in 14 years.
Teenage female-fronted rock band Cherri Bomb just recently released a demo to a new song that they have been working on titled "Middle Finger." However, it is currently unknown whether or not the band is currently in the making of a new album yet. Cherri Bomb posted on their Facebook page a message to all of their fans:
"To all of our friends and fans who have stuck with us through the toughest of times, we
thank you. You've been here with us through the ups, downs, successes, disappointments,
unknown, change, rebirth, backstabbing, doubt, turmoil, surprise, the rumours, the lies,
the noise and the silence. You've sent words of encouragement and sometimes, your own
stories so we could feel your support. There hasn't been a moment where we felt like you
didn't have our backs. The truth is… We all feel some kind of isolation in our lives at
some time or another. We all feel like it's us against the ...more
Southern metalcore band Every Time I Die have announced that they are recording a new album with Kurt Ballou (Converge).
The following post is taken from their facebook page;
New York hardcore group Every Time I Die is currently recording new material at GodCity
Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou of Converge.
Keith Buckley, lyricist and vocalist, of Every Time I Die states:
"Kurt Ballou had always intimidated the living shit out of me, so I was overjoyed when the
decision was made to record our next record with him at GodCity and I mean that sincerely.
I've been a fan of his work for over a decade. His records are terrifying and moving and
they sound like they were written and recorded under great duress, which is exactly how this style of music should be made. This month we join the pantheon. I couldn't be more excited to see what he helps us l ...more
Bunkerkrieg, Germany's newest practitioners of the grim art of unholy, bestial black metal
have posted a sinister new musical incantation called "Preserving of Chaos." The blasphemous
track is featured on their filth encrusted debut recording called "Marsch zum Sieg." The
demo features four grisly tracks that were spawned from the depths of hell itself and was
released just a few days ago on "Narbentage Produktionen."
Swedish death metal act Morbus Chron are streaming their new brand new LP,
Sweven, at Vice. This record, which marks their debut full-length for Century Media
records, is available for purchase in Europe and will be released officially in North
America on the 4th of March.
Titus Andronicus vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stickles outlined his concept for the band's next album in an interview done last year. The LP will be a 30 song, multi-act rock opera that uses a science fiction storyline to explore psychological and philosophical themes, notably Stickles' experience with manic depression. Stickles claims that in comparison to 2010's The Monitor, the new album is being approached with greater ambition and will feature a faster tempo and more distorted guitars.
The original article can be found here:
Live performance of "Fatal Flaw", a track to be included in the new album:
North Carolinian metalcore band Alesana have released the first single from their upcoming Decade EP, which celebrates the band's 10th year together. The EP will be released on April 1st, and is currently available for preorder on iTunes. Neither this new song, "Nevermore," nor any of the others on the EP will be related to the storyline that the bands previous two albums have been a part of. "Nevermore" can be listened to below: