Post-hardcore veterans, Emery, have announced they will be recording their 7th full-length album and are currently running a campaign on indiegogo to fund it. This is the second time the band has chose to crowd fund an album as they had a similar campaign back in 2014 for You Were Never Alone. Along with the new album, they will be releasing a "classics reimagined" EP as an album pre-order bonus. The project can be found below.
Ocala metalcore group Wage War have released a new single titled 'Stitch'. The song is the first single from their upcoming sophomore album, the follow-up to their acclaimed debut Blueprints. Nothing is currently known about the upcoming release, except that it is due out sometime in 2017. Check out the video for 'Stitch' below:
American pop-punk band blink-182 have released a new song from the upcoming deluxe version of their last studio album, "California", due out May 19th. The deluxe version will feature 11 new songs, as well as the original album. The new song, entitled "Parking Lot", can be streamed below:
Canadian progressive metalcore band The Afterimage have released a new single titled "Pursue". No news on a new album has come with the release, so for now it is just a standalone single. Listen to the new single here:
Hard rock outfit Black Veil Brides have put their previously subscription-only feature length film on Youtube for free streaming. The movie is called "Legion of the Black" and is the visual accompaniment for the band's third album Wretched and Divine. The film had a budget of $150,000 and was directed by Patrick Fogarty.
Estonian rock 'n' roll crew and self-proclaimed sex rockers Elephants From Neptune have released a new video for their song "Huntin’ Cobras." The song is off the band’s latest album Oh No, which got awarded the title of Estonian Rock Album of The Year for 2016. "Huntin' Cobras" is the second song with a video from the group’s latest album, with the first video being for the main single and title track, "Oh No."
Kadri Sammel alias Bedless Bones, one half of the Estonian experimental-industrial duo Forgotten Sunrise, has just released her first ever video for her new single, titled "True Devotion". Bedless Bones is Kadri's solo darkwave/downtempo project, which got started in 2016. She herself describes the new single as "born from a hazy effigy that spiralled into a visual journey and ingnited the inspiration for the sound."
The song is also available on bandcamp: https://bedlessbones.bandcamp.com/releases
Feist is releasing her first album in six years since 2011's Metals. The official release is April 28th.
The tracklist is as followed:
02 I Wish I Didn't Miss You
03 Get Not High, Get Not Low
04 Lost Dreams
05 Any Party
06 A Man Is Not His Song
07 The Wind
09 Baby Be Simple
10 I'm Not Running Away
11 Young Up
Moose Blood drummer Glenn Harvey has been caught non-consensually sending illicit sexual pictures to a girl. The band have yet to release a statement on the accusations, but Glenn has since deleted his Twitter page, and privatized his Instagram page, also deleting any negative comments that are posted.
You can read the Facebook conversations between Glenn and a friend/relative of the victim, which have been circling around the web for the past few hours here:
Dead by April have released the music video for their third single, which will be on their upcoming album 'Worlds Collide'. The song was available for purchase on iTunes and for streaming on Spotify earlier, but as of today the song can also be heard on YouTube. The song is titled 'Warrior'.
Former In Flames, Amaranthe, Rhapsody and Annihilator members have announced the formation of their new band CyHra. CyHra have apparently been writing and recording together behind closed doors for over a year while waiting for the right moment to announce the band's formation.
They are currently in the studio recording their debut album which is expected to be released autumn 2017 through Spinefarm/Universal.
CyHra consists of:
Jesper Strömblad - guitars (In Flames)
Peter Iwers - bass (In Flames)
Jake E - vocals (Amaranthe)
Alex Landenburg - drums (Rhapsody, Annihilator)
Chicago progressive metal group Outrun the Sunlight have announced the release of their second album. Titled Red Bird, the record will be the successor to their previous 2014 effort Terrapin. The confirmed release day is for April 21, 2017. CD and Vinyl preorders will be available on March 20.
A brief preview video was posted onto YouTube to promote the album. You can check it out here:
Tool have now officially announced that they will embark on a North American tour. This comes in just a few weeks after news broke that Maynard James Keenan has begun vocal work for the band's upcoming fifth studio record.
The tour dates are as follows:
05/24 – Fairfax, Va. @ EagleBank Arena
05/27 – Bangor, Maine @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
05/28 – Boston, Mass. @ Harvard Athletic Complex
05/30 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Blue Cross Arena
05/31 – Hamilton, Ontario @ First Ontario Centre
06/02 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
06/04 – New York, N.Y. @ Governor’s Ball Festival
06/05 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Petersen Events Center
06/07 – Clarkston, Mich. (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/08 – Rosemont, Ill. (Chicago) @ Allstate Arena (*11am onsale)
Classic progressive rock act Locanda delle Fate feel like it's time to conclude their journey. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of their debut album Forse le lucciole non si amano più, today considered one of the best offerings of the RPI scene.
The band is now busy with the Farewell Tour, the last tour before the Locanda will close. The live shows will be quite special. Not only they will play every piece from Forse le lucciole, but some others from Homo homini lupus and The Missing Fireflies too. Some inhedit songs will also be played. Various members from the band's line-ups will be present.
Speaking of new music, the band just released a new song; It's called 'Lettera di un Viaggiatore'. The band had already released another new song called 'Mediterraneo' around Christmas 2016. Check them out below.
On the 8th of March the band issued a statement via their Facebook page, announcing that Jamie Graham will be stepping down as the band's vocalist to focus on his family and other aspects of his life.
However, the band also state that this will not slow them down and are currently in the process of writing album number 4. As Jamie leaves the band, Heart of a Coward are offering people the chance to try out as the band's new vocalist.
If you think you have what it takes to be the band's new vocalist, contact details and Jamie's statement can be found on their Facebook page below:
Almost a year to the day after Virtual Blaze's last release, Virtual Blaze has announced that this press release will be exclusively in third person.
Virtual Blaze's next album, Terminal, will be self-released on March 17th. Currently, Virtual Blaze is not making any teaser tracks available for streaming. There were supposedly leaked reports of two singles being available on Apple Music, Spotify, and other major platforms, but those have since then been taken down.
Virtual Blaze issued a lengthy, not-in-third-person statement along with the announcement:
"This album was difficult to produce, to say the least. I started in August 2016, when I finally made a track that I thought sounded good enough for an album. That track, the first one I completed, was 'Ragdoll Iceberg'...
...I've never sang this much on an album before. At least, not on songs where the words are this intelligible. This is the most experimental thing I'v ...more
On March 10, Death Grips drummer Zach Hill announced on his Facebook that his side project The i.l.y's have finished recording a new album and will be released sometime this year. The album will be titled Bodyguard with Tristan Tozer having a hand at recording guitar for the album. Zach says there will soon be a website regarding the upcoming album with more info on it.
Read Zach's post here: www.facebook.com/zachhillmusic/posts/10158309240645032
Taiwan's premier extreme metal band, Chthonic, have released a 90 second extract from their new song, "Souls of the Revolution." The track features Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and is set to be the soundtrack for their upcoming movie, "Souls of the Revolution." It is not yet known if the band intends to release it as part of an album or EP.
The band's activities since 2016 have slowed since frontman Freddy Lim was elected to the Legislative Yuan (parliament) of Taiwan in their last election. However, they are set to appear at Megaport Festival later this year, with Shingo of Sex Machineguns filling in on bass due to Doris Yeh recently giving birth.
King Green (/user/AnimalsAsSummit) have just released the trio's latest conceptual work, "Hesiod: Maintaining Sentinel Evolution". An album inspired loosely by mythology within the Halo world, the album represents yet another change in format, style, and production for King Green, implementing undertones of progressive metal and jazz fusion.
The album can be downloaded and streamed for free here:
1. A Heretic
3. Ninth Age of Reclamation
4. Sacred Delta
5. Three Betrayals
6. The Fall of High Charity
8. Sangheili Chant
10. Truth Through Reconciliation
Buffalo NY post-hardcore act The Bunny The Bear have unveiled a new song titled 'I Am Free' from their upcoming album "The Way We Rust", to be released March 17th, 2017.
This album (and single) introduces yet another new clean vocalist (the bear)... following the departure of the bands original vocalist Chris Hutka, and more recently the departure of Haley Roback, the bands first female clean vocalist featured on their 2015 offering "A Liar Wrote This."
Asphyxiating black metal band Skáphe have released their new EP "Untitled". Featuring a single song that weighs in at 22 minutes and 4 seconds long. The EP is available to stream and download through Bandcamp with a name your price option through the link below.
This marks Skáphe's first release since Skáphe² in 2016.