Tuesday, May 19th
Citizen has premiered a new single from their upcoming record "Everybody Is Going to Heaven" titled 'Stain'. Check it out and also check out their other single, 'Cement', which was released on May 5th.
Olympia WA black metal outfit A God or an Other and Seattle WA grindcore powerhouse The Vatican, have their two-way split LP The Great Northern available for streaming.
The split, which is streaming at the official Bandcamp location of A God or an Other, is an independent release since May 15.
Stream/"name your price" download:
Chicago indie rock band Young Jesus have released their second full-length, Grow/Decompose.
The album is currently available as a name-your-price download via the group's Bandcamp page: youngjesus.bandcamp.com/album/grow-decompose
Monday, May 18th
Muse have released a third song from their upcoming 7th LP, Drones.
The new song, entitled 'Mercy', can be streamed via the band's YouTube page below. The new album is currently set for release on June 9th.
Russian progressive/stoner-rockers The Grand Astoria are streaming their 6th LP, The Mighty Few, at their official Bandcamp page. The album comes less than a year after their previous LP, La Belle Epoque
The new album features two songs, both over 20 minutes in length:
1. Curse of the Ninth
2. The Siege
You can stream the new album here:
Taylor Swift premiered her new video for 'Bad Blood' at the Billboard Music Awards yesterday.
The film-noir inspired clip features numerous guest cameos, and surprisingly is for a new remix of the track featuring Kendrick Lamar.
Stream the clip below:
Sunday, May 17th
Welsh metalcore group Bullet For My Valentine have released a second song from their 5th album which is now going under the name of Venom. The new LP is due out August 14, 2015.
The song, 'No Way Out', premiered on Daniel P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show on May 17 and is available for streaming now.
The band have also announced that Revoker bassist Jamie Mathias is to replace Jason James as bassist on a full-time basis.
Norwegian instrumental post rock outfit Spurv has its new album, titled Skarntyde, available for streaming at its official Bandcamp location.
The album was released on May 11 through No Forevers Records.
The experimental project Nightmare Puppy (formerly known as Ornstein's Puppy) has announced that it will be providing the score for Susanne's Dream, an upcoming short film, and releasing the score as an EP, entitled No Wilderness, in advance of the film.
Nightmare Puppy, whose past works are notable for their unorthodox fusion of styles, has released a preliminary tracklist for No Wilderness, which reads as follows:
2. Hurtle T and Krystal
4. The Trees
5. Another Dream
Susanne's Dream is in its early stages of production and is estimated to span almost half an hour. Both the film and the score will be made available for free online and no release dates are confirmed for either (although the score is hinted to have a possibility of a release in the very near future).
Saturday, May 16th
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has recently been given the all-clear from a cancerous tumour found at the back of his tongue. Dickinson underwent seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Swedish Post DSBM trio feat. Kim Carlsson of Lifelover and Kall fame, are streaming their brand new album, "Svartkonst", ahead of release date, which is set for May 15th in Europe and May 19th in North America via Agonia Records.
"Svartkonst" is an instrumental fusion of black metal, post-rock and shoegaze and can be streamed below:
Friday, May 15th
Former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier has launched his new project, the band Saint Asonia, which also features Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, former Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe, and bassist Corey Lowery of various projects including Dark New Day. The band's debut album is currently being produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Megadeth, Staind, Sevendust) and is expected to drop this summer.
Stream the band's debut single "Better Place" below:
Lamb of God have released a new song. entitled 'Still Echoes', via their website: www.lambofgodvii.com.
The song followed a countdown from the website that had been up for a few weeks which was speculated to be a new album announcement. We now know that the new album will be entitled, VII: Strum Und Drang, and will be released worldwide this July.
Strum Und Drang translates to "Storm and Stress" and would seem to draw influence from Randy Blythe's time in the Czech Republic where he was detained for possible manslaughter in the death of a fan at a concert. This event figures to heavily influence the songwriting on the album and can be seen in the single release today.
Blues legend B.B. King died peacefully at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 89 on Thursday during his sleep. The most well known of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" had been in hospice care at his Las Vegas home since he collapsed during a concert in October.
RIP King of the Blues...
Canadian metalcore band Counterparts have announced that their fourth full-length album, Tragedy Will Find Us, will drop on July 24th.
Alongside pre-orders, the band have also released a music video for the track 'Burn', both of which can be viewed here: http://counterparts.merchnow.com/?page=1
Anti-Flag have released a third track for streaming from their new album, American Spring. The track, entitled 'Brandenburg Gate' features a guest spot from Tim Armstrong of Rancid fame.
American Spring drops May 25th on SpineFarm records.
Thursday, May 14th
Greek drummer extraordinair George Kollias (Nile, ex-Nightfall, ex-Sickening Horror) is streaming his debut album Invictus at Modern Drummer.
The album will see an official release on May 18 through Season of Mist Records.
The album can be downloaded for free, at the following address:
Former Woe, Is Me vocalist Hance Alligood has stepped down from his latest project, Favorite Weapon, after less than a year, citing a lack of interest in touring as his primary motivation. His full statement can be read on the band's Facebook page:
There's been a bit of inactivity regarding Favorite Weapon lately. Before too much speculation begins and rumors start flying, I just want to clear the air. I have decided to step down as singer of Favorite Weapon and will no longer be a part of the creative process.
After things ended with my previous band, I figured taking some time off before starting something new would be a good way to rekindle my excitement to be out on the road again. It wasn't too long into touring with Favorite Weapon that I realized that I just didn't enjoy being out on the road as much as the rest of the band. After discussing it with our manager and booki ...more
Recently re-united nu-metal group Coal Chamber have released an official video for new song 'I.O.U'. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, Rivals, which is to be released via Napalm Records later this month.
You can watch the video here:
Metalcore / Electronic outfit "My Tears, Your Weapon" has released a preview of the song "Follow Me Down" off of the upcoming EP "On the Edge of Reason", which is slated for release on June 27th, 2015.
"Follow Me Down (Demo)"
Wednesday, May 13th
British extreme Gothic metal group Cradle of Filth have released an official video for the song 'Right Wing of the Garden Triptych'. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, Hammer of the Witches, which will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on July 10th.
You can watch the video here:
North Carolina's own, grandiose prog metal act Between The Buried And Me, have just released the first video from their upcoming release 'Coma Ecliptic', a concept album about an unknown man that falls into a coma and wanders into his past lives.
The video is for the song 'The Coma Machine', and it can be viewed through Metal Blade's Youtube channel here:
British tech-metal act No Consequence have released a video for their track "Speechless", which is set to appear on their 3rd full length "Vimana", due to be released June 8th through Basick Records
The band is also set to hit the road throughout the UK in May with prog-metallers Monuments plus recent Basick Records signings, Murdock - check them out on one of the following dates:
May 20 Green Door Store - Brighton
May 21 Clwb Ifor Bach - Cardiff
May 22 Corporation - Sheffield
May 23 Satans Hallow - Manchester
May 24 Mash House - Edinburgh
May 25 Stereo - Glasgow
May 27 Borderline - London
The video for the new track can be viewed here:
Brandon Flowers, the frontman and lead vocalist of The Killers, is streaming his second solo record The Desired Effect in full via iTunes Radio. The album retains Flowers' penchant for flashy production and soaring melodies, only this time with a uniquely retro 80s twist. To hear The Desired Effect, head on over to iTunes:
For a brief snippet of what to expect, try Flowers' lead single "Can't Deny My Love" if you haven't already. The music video can be streamed right here.
Olympia WA black metal band Eigenlicht are streaming their debut EP Sacral Regicide at their official Bandcamp location.
The EP is an independent release since May 5.
Stream/"name your price" download:
Tuesday, May 12th
Norwegian black metal band Burzum has released an old rehearsal from 2009. The audio is an outtake from his 7th album, Belus which was released in 2010. The track only features guitar and bass.
According to Varg Vikernes:
"I found an old Burzum rehearsal on my old PC the other day, and I figured I could just as well share some of it with you. Maybe a few of you will enjoy it. The track is called 'Balders Tilbakekomst, track # 11' (yes; that was a working title...)
Canadian post hardcore band Silverstein are now streaming their new album, 'I am Alive in Everything I Touch', ahead of its May 19th release date.
You can still preorder the album at: www.silversteinmusic.com
The band also announced an album release tour, for which you can view the dates at their facebook page:
Ukrainian mathcore quartet Septa releases music video for a first single 'Destroyer, Pt. 1' taken from band's second album 'Destroyer', available now. 'Destroyer' was produced by Matt Bayles who is famous for his work with Isis, Mastodon and Norma Jean. Video was directed and edited by Oleg Rooz who has previously worked with Enter Shikari and The Chariot.
Twenty One Pilots have released a fifth song from their upcoming fourth album, Blurryface (due out May 19th). You can listen to the song below.
Legendary Japanese Post-Rock/Screamo band Envy have released another new track from their new album, Atheist's Cornea, "Footsteps in the Distance."
In Japan, Atheist's Cornea will be released by Sonzai Records on May 13th. Elsewhere, the album will be made available on July 10th by Temporary Residence Ltd.
Listen to the new track here: https://envy.bandcamp.com/track/footsteps-in-the-distance