Epic/doom metal cult heroes Cirith Ungol, have confirmed on their Facebook page their reunion. The band’s exact lineup is still uncertain, even though Tim Baker (vocals) and Robert Garven (drums) will probably be a part of it.
Moreover, any plans of a studio release haven’t been announced, but the group will perform on the second day of the Frost and Fire II music festival, on October 8, 2016.
California pop-punk/emo band Say Anything have announced the release of their seventh studio album, I Don't Think It Is, which can currently be streamed on the band's official's website, http://www.sayanythingmusic.com/.
The news was dropped in surprise fashion, as no hint of an album release was given prior to a post on the band's Instagram page that stated "You know what? We're gonna stream our whole new record tonight and drop it on Friday. Enjoy." The album is set to be digitally released tomorrow, while physical copies will be available for purchase starting on April 15th.
The late Jazz musician, Miles Davis has an upcoming biopic, Miles Ahead, starring and directed by Don Cheadle. The film is centered around Davis' life in 1979 and will be released in theaters April 1st.
Danish thrash metal veterans Artillery will publish a new album under Metal Blade Records on March 25th. The album will be called Penalty By Perception and its opening track "In Defiance of Conformity" is available now for streaming via Metal Blade's SoundCloud.
Listen to "In Defiance of Conformity" here: soundcloud.com/metalbladerecords/artillery-in-defiance-of-conformity
Pre-order Penalty By Perception here: www.metalblade.com/artillery/
Post-hardcore group Saosin have released a teaser for an as-of-yet untitled third album, which will be their first release since their divisive 2009 album In Search of Solid Ground. The band re-united in 2014 with original vocalist Anthony Green, who left in 2004 after the release of their debut EP to form Circa Survive.
Obscura's new album "Akróasis" is available for streaming:
The album will be released on February 5th through Relapse Records.
"Akróasis" track listing:
01. Sermon Of The Seven Suns
02. The Monist
04. Ten Sepiroth
05. Ode To The Sun
06. Fractal Dimension
07. Perpetual Infinity
09. Melos (deluxe vinyl bonus track)
10. The Origin Of Primal Expression (CD bonus track)
Dream Theater have shared the new video for "The Gift Of Music" from their latest album The Astonishing. The video is set against the backdrop of the fictional region New Anglya and features the band performing in a tower.
Tunisian Progressive/Oriental metal band Myrath has released the video for 'Believer' off the upcoming album Legacy. The album is set to hit stores on the 12th of February in the US, and on the 19th of February in Europe.
As a celebration for the 25th anniversary of the band, The Gathering have just released for purchase their new live album, TG25: Live At Doornroosje. It is the first album by the band to feature every single member that has been part of it, including famed ex-singer Anneke Van Giersbergen.
Here's the stream of the song "Paper Waves", sung by Van Giersbergen and their current singer, Slije Wergeland:
Maryland lo-fi outfit Teen Suicide have just announced their new double album titled, "It's The Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir The Honeypot". This news was released along with the unveiling of the first single from the album, "Alex". The album is expected to be released on April 1st, 2016.
Preorder "It's The Big Joyous Celebration..." here:
Jon Bunch, frontman of the punk rock band Reason To Believe and the emo/post-hardcore outfit Sense Field, passed away at the age of 45. The cause of death hasn't been reported yet. The musician's publisher confirmed his passing through his Facebook page:
"With broken hearts and so much difficulty, we write these words to all of you who love Jon. He is no longer with us now. We think his life here ended early morning, Feb. 1, 2016, but it is uncertain at this time. Our love, his family."
After the disbandment of Sense Field in 2004, Jon Bunch joined the emo/alternative rock band Further Seems Forever, replacing then vocalist Jason Gleason. They subsequently released the album Hide Nothing in 2004.
Following Further Seems Forever first break up in 2006, the singer went on to reunite with his Sense Field bandmates for the two Revelation Records 25 Years Anniversary shows in 2012. Bunch promptly formed the post-hardcore band War Gener ...more
Through their official Facebook page, Catalan thrash metal group Crisix have released details regarding their upcoming album, From Blue to Black. The post reveals the artwork and songlist for the album:
Viral star and British-Asian rapper D4NNY has released a cover of the J. Cole song "No Role Modelz" via his official YouTube channel, following a series of other covers (including Drake/Future's "Jumpman"/"Where Ya At" and Eminem's "Rap God") and originals. He has also revealed details for his next music video, entitled "Unstoppable", which will see release on February 6. No news on an album, EP or mixtape have been announced yet, although Unstoppable is set to be released on iTunes along with his other singles so far.
Cattle Drums, a band of chaotic-mathy-punk kids out of Oneonta, NY, released their debut album, "Sorta Is The Best We're Doin" today. Posthumously. Stream the record below, then mourn the fact they broke up before you knew 'em.
Electronic artist Haywyre has now officially announced his upcoming studio album, Two Fold - Part 2. Haywyre also released the promotional single 'Do You Don't You' ahead of the album's scheduled release and has also planned a North American tour in support for the record.
Cult of Luna have announced a new collaboration album with Julie Christmas (Made Out Of Babies/Battle Of Mice) via their website. The album, titled 'Mariner', will be released on April 8th with pre-orders starting on February 11th. A short teaser featuring the cover art was also released along with a vague description of the band's post 'Vertikal' sound. More information is available through the band's website.
Craig Owens (Chiodos, D.R.U.G.S.) and a yet to be named friend have released a seven-minute, four-song grindcore EP under the name Bea5t. Recorded last summer, the title of the release is 'Empathy Is A Gift', and can be bought/streamed below.
Skindred, Dub War and Mass Mental frontman Benji Webbe has posted news of injuries he sustained after he and his girlfriend were attacked in Newport after a party over the course of the weekend. While his girlfriend, Julie Christian, was pushed to the floor and spat on, Benji was struck across the face with broken glass and had to receive treatment at Royal Glamorgan Hospital, where it was revealed that the cuts were a mere two inches away from his jugular vein.
Benji says that the scars from the attack will stay with him for the rest of his life, but he has forgiven the attackers. Police in Glamorgan are appealing for witnesses who may know who the female attacker is.
More information: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/skindred-frontman-benji-webbe-slashed-in-knife-attack/
Report from Wales Online, where details to contact the police are available:
British Metalcore band Asking Alexandria have released the title track off of their upcoming fourth album The Black along with an accompanying music video, shown below. The Black is scheduled to be released on March 25th.
Primal Scream have released a new single, the first from their upcoming Chaosmosis record, due out on March 18. 'Where The Light Gets In' is a collaboration with Sky Ferreira and the music video can be watched below:
The band have also announced the first string of promotional shows:
03-29 Aberdeen, Scotland - Beach Ballroom
03-30 Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC Glasgow
04-01 London, England - Palladium
04-02 Manchester, England - Albert Hall
05-28 Southampton, England - Common People
05-29 Oxford, England - Common People
07-24 Huntingdon, England - Secret Garden Party
08-13 Durham, England - Down to the Woods
Pre-order Chaosmosis here - http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/chaosmosis
Christian metalcore/dubstep group ChugChugWob have announced that they will be breaking up. The quintet played their final show in their hometown in Minnesota on January 30, and will embark on other projects later this year.
The band released a full statement which can be read here:
Cursed Legacy have premiered the first single from their upcoming self-described rock musical Lunar Isolation.
Lunar Isolation is a concept record about a man who is imprisoned in a base on the moon for the murder of 12 women - all of which he claims he didn't commit. The track is described as the first chapter in the story.
"The Time to Go EP" which features the single as well as instrumental mixes and the full-length album version releases on the 10th of February.
American rock band The Downtown Fiction have announced a new EP, entitled Alligator Tears, set for release on February 26th. Along with the announcement, the band released a new song entitled 'Let's Fade Away', you can listen here: