Tuesday, May 21st
A new Meads of Asphodel Song entitled 'Children of the Sunwheel Banner" is available for listening on youtube. The dynamically rich two part song is featured on their latest record Sonderkommando
The members of blink-182 have announced that they will be having a charity auction and merchandise sale in the next few days for those affected by the storms that have been tearing apart Oklahoma. 100% of the money they receive from the sales will go to the people who have lost their homes and property. More information will released soon.
To read the original announcement, follow the link below:
Over the weekend, Phil Buerstatte, drummer for Last Crack and formerly White Zombie, was discovered dead in Madison Wisconsin. A statement released by fellow Last Crack bandmember, Paul Schulter was posted to the band's page and stated that:
"We are sorry to have to announce that Last Crack drummer and our musical brother Phil Buerstatte has passed away today. He will be greatly missed by his many friends, family and fellow band members. Pull out your Last Crack albums, crank them up loud and remember what a great drummer he was! It is the end of an era for us and sad to say the original lineup will never be able to play together again. Our last show with Phil from 2009 is posted on YouTube in its entirety. The remaining members of the band are discussing doing a tribute show in Phil's honor in the coming months. We'll post details here soon."
The band also released the link to Buerstatte's youtube channel, which contains rare footage of the ban ...more
Toby Driver, frontman of Kayo Dot, released a 13 minute teaser trailer from his latest project, Hubardo. The trailer is unmastered, but should be more than enough to induce a little anticipation.
Hubardo is a 95 minute conceptual double album and will be released in Autumn 2013 to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of Kayo Dot's debut album Choirs of the Eye.
You can now listen to 90 second clips of every song from Alice in Chains' new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.
The record will be released on May 24th in Europe and May 28th worldwide.
Listen to the album preview here:
Welsh alt. rock band Kids in Glass Houses have released the first single from their upcoming (but yet untitled) 4th album, which is due for release this Autumn.
The single, entitled 'Drive', can be streamed here:
Filter have premiered another song off their upcoming record, The Sun Comes Out Tonight. According to front man Richard Patrick, 'Self-Inflicted' tells the story from a mass shooter's point of view.
He also added: “I wanted to try and understand the mass shooter, so I created a character, wrote the lyrics and performed it from the perspective of the shooter … based on the psychology I read that said there was a pattern,” he explains. “For example, an event like Columbine, [looking at it as if] the shooters were the victims and that somehow we or society made them do it — that somehow they were the victims. That this was self-inflicted.”
Listen to 'Self-Inflicted' here - http://loudwire.com/filter-self-inflicted-exclusive-song-premiere/?trackback=fbshare
Psychedelic hip hop outfit, and Odd Future associates The Jet Age Of Tomorrow, have finally locked in details regarding their long-talked about Jellyfish Mentality
The duo, made up of The Internet's Matt Martians and Hal 'Pyramid Vritra' Williams, first mentioned the project in November of last year; and, as can be expected, the 21 track album will feature a slew of guest appearances from the ragtag ensemble (Earl Sweatshirt, Hodgy Beats, Mike G, Domo Genesis, Vince Staples, and Casey Veggies). Mac Miller and SBTRKT have also booked in studio time with the group, with Kilo Kish and The Step-Up Kids also set to appear.
The album, free as always, is set to drop on Friday.
2. Special K (Wombats)
3. Warping Walls
4. Desert N’ The Dark (JAOT Dub) [Featuring The Stepkids]
6. Juney Jones (Featuring Mac Miller & Speak)
7. Panic On Pluto (interlude) [Featuring SBTRKT]more
As the follow-up to the critically adored Crooks & Lovers, Mount Kimbie have endured more than their fair share of speculation regarding the long-gestating Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. A slew of singles have fallen under the radar and the silence surrounding the album has only added to the mystery of the long-awaited release.
Fortunately, NPR have managed to secure a full stream of the album a week out from its release date, via their 'First Listen' platform.
Head on over here to hear it: http://www.npr.org/2013/05/19/184809601/first-listen-mount-kimbie-cold-spring-fault-less-youth
Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is out on May 27 via Warp Records.
Plastic Visions have debuted their debut self titled EP on Consequence of Sound. The EP will be released May 21st. The band features Cage the Elephant's guitarist Brad Shultz with his cousin Kane Stewart.
Check out the EP below:
Strange Vacation (ex-The Boys of Summer) have release a new song called "On And On" for their sophomore album Thunderstorms which is coming out tomorrow May 21st. The song is exclusively on Absolutepunk.
Click on the link below and find the link for the song:
Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, has released a preview of a new song titled "Suite 03" via his Soundcloud.
Zimmerman has made a point of expressing that this is a return to form, stating via Twitter "drop not included”.
Detroit emcee Danny Brown releases ''just for fun'' song "#expressyourself". While not having any relation to upcoming album, "Old," it does raise more anticipation(if possible) for it. The song can be found here at Soundcloud,
Sleeping With Sirens have released yet another single off of their upcoming album "Feel", due out June 4th. The new track is titled "Alone" and features rapping from hip-hop artist Machine Gun Kelly. Sound familiar? The track can be streamed by clicking the link below.
Monday, May 20th
Ray Manzarek, one of the most talented keyboardists in the history of rock music, passed away today in Rosenheim, Germany after a long battle with bile duct cancer at the age of 74.
In reflection of this tragic loss, fellow bandmate and guitarist Robby Krieger said he was "deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate." Later adding that he was thankful for having been able play alongside Manzarek for the last decade during The Doors' reunion tours. The mourning musician then ended by saying, "Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."
You can read more about Ray Manzarek and his death in this article: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ray-manzarek-doors-keyboardist-dead-at-74-20130520
Rock music certainly lost one of its most celebrated musicians today, but his memory and the legend of The Doors will always continue to live on through the music.
"Where Dreams Go to Die",the second track off of the new, eponymous Queensryche album can be streamed below. "Queensryche", as the Todd La Torre-fronted version of the band has decided to name the album, is set for a 6.25.2013 release.
Metalcore band We Came As Romans have announced their new album 'Tracing Back Roots' along with the tracklist. The album is due out July 23 and will for the first time have clean vocals from Dave Stephens.
On May 20th, 2003 Silverstein released their first album When Broken Is Easily Fixed. Now 10 years later, in celebration of the albums anniversary the band has released a re-recording of the lead track 'Smashed Into Pieces'.
The track can be downloaded for free on their website.
The Dennis Lyxzen fronted post-punk band INVSN (formerly known as Invasionen and before that The Lost Patrol Band) have released a new song from their upcoming 2013 album, on their new label Razor & Tie. The name change comes with the signing in order to appeal to a more global audience, and features a slightly changed lineup from the Invasionen days (taken from the official Facebook page):
Dennis Lyxzen - Vocals and Guitar. (Refused, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Lost Patrol Band, AC4, The Bloody Beetroots Church of Noise and more).
Sara Almgren - Bass and Vocals. (The Doughnuts, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Vicious, Masshysteri)
Anders Stenberg - Guitar and Keyboards. (Deportees, Lykke Li, The Lost Patrol band)
Andre Sandström - Drums and Percussion. (Ds-13, The Vicious, The Lost Patrol Band, Ux Vileheads and more)
Richard Österman - Guitar and Keyboards. (the token new guy)
The new song, "Down In the Shadows&quo ...more
Shavo Odadjian, bassist of System of a Down, has released (multiple) statements via his
official Facebook pages relating to the delay in the work of their next studio album. In
statement, he claims that frontman Serj Tankian, who has been working on his solo project
late, is the reason for the delay in work on the new record. He also claims that he and
other 2 members of the quartet, Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan have been wanting to move
forward with the project, but Tankian is holding them back.
In the second of two statements, Odadjian made it clear that he is willing to move the
project forward with, or without, Tankian's aid and would be willing to replace him based
upon the reactions of fans. As of the present point in time, no statement has been
via the other band members' respective pages.
The first statement can be viewed here: more
Irish metal group One Minute Silence have released a new song from their PledgeMusic funded new EP, Fragmented Armageddon, due out June 17 on iTunes.
The song, 'Fruit From The Lie', is the first new material from the band since their 2003 album One Lie Fits All.
Stream the new song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IDdbw5Dwizw
Australian five-piece Karnivool have released a new song, entitled 'The Refusal', which is
taken from their upcoming third studio album, due out later in 2013.
The song can be streamed and downloaded for free from ABC's Triple J website, at
A high-quality version can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjacfhkt25c
Sunday, May 19th
US post-hardcore/screamo bands Statuette and Love American will be releasing the digital version of their split EP on June 26 with a vinyl release due out later in the summer. The split features two songs from Austin, Texas' Statuette and three songs from Los Angeles, California's Love American. Physical copies will be available on colored 7”.
Side A -
1. Love American – Only The Penitent Man Will Pass
2. Love American – In The Morning It Was Morning And I Was Still Alive
3. Love American – It's Dangerous To Go Alone
Side B -
1. Statuette – Caught In The Grey
2. Statuette – Heavy Lungs
Featuring members from Rotting Christ, Necromantia and Mortify, Hellenes blacksters Thou Art Lord are streaming their new album The Regal Pulse of Lucifer from the bandcamp location of Nuclear War Now! Productions:
Stone Temple Pilots have recently hired Chester Bennington of Linkin Park to become their
new vocalist after firing Scott Weiland. The band have been working on some music with
Bennington and have released a new song titled 'Out of Time'.
Listen to the new Stone Temple Pilots here: http://soundcloud.com/stpsoundcloud/out-of-
In the wonderful world of never ending drama that is Ronnie Radke's life, the frontman for Falling in Reverse has allegedly given the boot to the current lineup of his band. The reason for this drastic move was apparently uncovered after the self-proclaimed king of the music scene deleted all of his tweets and a trusted source spilled the beans.
From discussions with the drummer, Radke has walked out on everyone due to being enraged at the fact their upcoming tour didn't sell tickets to his expectations. The dates are rumored to be cancelled now and to add insult to injury, Radke has decided to pocket all the profits from the new album as well as past tours, leaving members with nada.
The Radke show will of course go on without a hitch with a whole different roster when the scheduled Warped Tour dates roll around, while everyone else is out of a job. The news is most troubling for guitarist Jacky Vincent, who was from Australia on a work visa, and will most likely be dep ...more
Connecticut prog/post-hardcore trio Mt. Meridian released their sophomore EP Hibernation Sickness.
The album is available for streaming and free download on their bandcamp:
Saturday, May 18th
Physical CDs of The Gabriel Construct's debut album 'Interior City' are now available and can be ordered at http://thegabrielconstruct.bandcamp.com. They will also be available soon at the CD Baby album store (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thegabrielconstruct), on Amazon.com, and at Super D Independent record stores.
Travis Orbin has just posted his tracking video for the song 'Defense Highway' at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KznpdApc9FU
You can view his previously posted tracking videos below:
My Alien Father: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3F8NCpEz50
Fear of Humanity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ1rK5mHEu8
Ranting Prophet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXPfUelT-yA
Travis and Gabriel have discussed each of these songs in blog posts at http://thegabrielconstruct.com.
Thrash metal legends Megadeth have released "Kingmaker", the second released song off their upcoming album, "Super Collider" due out in June.
Listen to it here
Wyoming hardcore group Reproacher announced via Facebook that their new full length album "Nothing To Save" will be released on June 11th through Foreign Room Records. The band will be supporting the release with a forty city tour with Primitive Man in July. "Nothing To Save" is the first release from Foreign Room Records.
Preorders are available now at http://www.foreignroomrecords.com/