Growlsmith, time traveling '70s rocker, and instrumental polymath Mikael Akerfeldt has announced a reissue of Opeth's seminal album Blackwater Park to celebrate said album's 20th anniversary.
"A much-deserved and open armed 20th anniversary celebration of Opeth’s magnum opus. Two decades in and still a breath-taking piece of work, dense with extraordinary melodic moments, spine-tingling atmospherics and agile but crushing heaviness, and one that saw the Swedish metallers kick open prog’s ornate doors, fed death metal through the cosmic kaleidoscope and introduced a generation of music nerds to a world of limitless musical possibilities. The reissue comes lovingly pressed onto heavyweight, audiophile approved vinyl, with a variety of deluxe finishes, and housed in a gatefold artwork sleeve, with updated liner notes and acknowledgements. The deluxe variants, including a hardcase CD, come furnished with an updated artwork booklet complete with new liner notes, neve ...more
Industrial extreme metallers Fear Factory released a brand new song, 'Disruptor', from their upcoming album Aggression Continuum, due on June 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. The first single can be streamed below.
Aggression Continuum will be Fear Factory's first release following the departure of former vocalist Burton C. Bell, who had been part of the band's lineup since 1989. The original vocals, recorded in 2017, will remain on the album.
Aggression Continuum tracklist:
3. Aggression Continuum
5. Fuel Injected Suicide Machine
7. Manufactured Hope
8. Cognitive Dissonance
10. End Of Line
You can also take a peek at the official video here:
Iconic progressive death metal band Pestilence released a video for the first single, 'Morbvs Propagationem', taken from their opcoming ninth album Exitivm, out June 25th worldwide via Agonia Records.
'Morbvs Propagationem' can be streamed below.
Directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz
An official website has been launched for Exitivm, providing access to all revelant information surrounding the new album, at: https://www.exitivm.com
With the exception of the drums - tracked down by van der Plicht himself at his home studio - the album was recorded over a period of two months in between June and August 2020 at Pitchnote Productions. The album has been produced, like all Pestilence albums, by Mameli and is co-produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Jory Hogeveen (Shinigami and Ancient Rites).
Finnish Post-Metal/Doom/Sludge band Devastating Light have released their debut album via Planet K Records.
Devastating Light is a DIY band from Tampere, Finland. Everything is played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Teemu Toikka, who is a seasoned veteran of the punk scene in Finland.
"I Have Already Failed You is a concept album about a man suffering from depression and becoming a father while the world is ending around him. It explores feelings of not being or doing enough and the fear of somehow passing on the disease to the child. Is it even right to bring a child into this world that is slowly ending?
This project’s birth felt like an absolute necessity. The name Devastating Light describes how your depression seems to get worse at certain times of the year. In the fall when it gets darker and there is almost no sunlight during the day it makes sense that you get more depressed. But during the spring the days get a lot lighter a ...more
Brooklyn-based prog band Telescopium have released a song and video titled "That Thing You Do".
The song is a cover of the title-track from the 1996 Tom Hanks movie, and pays musical homage to Eddie Van Halen, Neil Peart, and Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne)—the writer of the song—all of whom passed away in 2020.
"That Thing You Do" can be downloaded here:
Myles Oliver has released his latest album Café Intergalactique for free download on bandcamp.
From bandcamp: 'Café Intergalactique is a forray into a more chilled out and streamlined sound. This album takes influence from nu jazz, house and lounge rhythms to bring forth a cosmic experience that transports you to an inner oasis.'
Link to the album: https://kinggreenied.bandcamp.com/album/caf-intergalactique
Just in time for Europe's third or fourth or fifth wave of COVID-19 infections, rock & roll legends Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones) and David Eric Grohl (Foo Fighters etc.) have teamed up to release a pandemic anthem. The song, titled 'EAZY SLEAZY', informs the general public that everything is 'easy easy' and, more importantly, that it will get 'really freaky'. Besides rhyming 'tune' with 'Zoom', the song takes several lyrical stabs at TikTok, samba dancing and global warming.
Treat your eyes and ears with the lyric video below:
Danish R&B upcomer Erika de Casier pre-released three tracks from her new LP Sensations, due to release on May 21st 2021 through the prominent London-based label 4AD.
The tracks can be listened to on Erika's bandcamp page where pre-orders for Sensations are also available. The style is similar to the elegant brand of nocturnal R&B displayed on Erika's debut LP Essentials released back in 2019.
A video for the new single Polite was also released on YouTube earlier today.
French metallers Gojira released the fourth single, 'Into The Storm', from their upcoming album Fortitude, out April 30th via Roadrunner Records. The full-length was recorded and produced by Joseph Duplantier at Silver Cord Studio.
'Into The Storm' lyric video can be streamed below.
01. Born For One Thing
03. Another World
04. Hold On
05. New Found
07. The Chant
09. Into The Storm
10. The Trails
American DJ Lorin Ashton, more commonly known as Bassnectar, has been accused of manipulative and predatory behavior with minors. The lawsuit also claims that companies which the DJ has worked with including Redlight Management, C3 Presents, his record label, touring company, and the charity, Interactive Giving Fund, were complicit or participated from these incidents.
Mitchell Schuster, the attorney representing Ashton has responded saying: “These outrageous claims - which were clearly designed for the media, rather than for the courts - are completely without merit, and we eagerly look forward to proving so.”
You can read more about the allegations here: https://www.vice.com/en/article/4adkkb/edm-dj-bassnectar-alleged-sexual-abuse-manipulation-fans-lawsuit?fbclid=IwAR2v95NZpzOBXgwPmfY5RPlR13OOHyKFl eL5XPrL2WWoHOZMQ798_hC8wNU
Italian hard n' heavy/stoner/doom rock outfit Bretus, are streaming a new song at their official Bandcamp location.
Titled "Cursed Island", the single is harbinger of the band's upcoming new album Magharia, due out on May 7 through The Swamp Records (CD/digital)/Vinyl Overdrive Records (LP)/Tape Burning Coffin Recs (MC).
You can listen to the track right below:
San Jose Rapper Snow Tha Product has released a new song titled "Child Support" on her YouTube channel. You can listen to the song here:
Snow revealed in 2018 that she has a child with a former husband of hers, she is currently dating the cohost of her podcast everydaydays DaddieJuju. It is unknown if the song is referring her former husband or not.
US nu-metalcore group Orchards have released a cover of the Crazy Town hit "Butterfly", recorded earlier this year. The song, originally written around a sample of a Red Hot Chili Peppers riff, was both Crazy Town's biggest hit and one of their most maligned tracks, with subsequent releases such as follow up album Darkhorse failing to meet the expectations set by the single's success. The new cover by Orchards makes significant changes to the song's structure, bringing in considerably more nu metal elements.
Orchards have recently released a new standalone single called "Misery", while they work on their next album.
Rapper DMX has passed away at the age of 50. He suffered a heart attack following a drug overdose on April 2nd and was on life support in critical condition, however he unfortunately passed away with his family by his side.
His family has issued a statement, "We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX."
San Diego deathcore gang Carnifex released a cover of Korn's 'Dead Bodies Everywhere', originally featured on the 1998 album Follow The Leader. The cover was recorded earlier this year at Back Lounge Studios in San Diego, CA. It was produced by the band & Mick Kenney who along with Shawn Cameron engineered the single.
Band comments: "Korn was one of our original influences and inspired us greatly as young musicians. Each time we do a cover, it’s our way of saying thank you to the musicians that came before us, and just maybe we added our touch of brutality! Enjoy!"
A previously unreleased Prince album, recorded in 2010, will be released on July 30th. The title track 'Welcome 2 America' can be streamed below.
Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously archived by Prince, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co-produce the album.
The Deluxe Edition of Welcome 2 America combines the 2LP and CD versions of the album ...more
Arizona thrash vets Flotsam and Jetsam released a brand new song, 'Burn The Sky', from their upcoming fourteenth album Blood In The Water, out June 4th via AFM Records.
'Burn The Sky' can be streamed below.
Blood In The Water tracklist:
01. Blood In The Water
02. Burn The Sky
03. Brace For Impact
04. A Place To Die
05. The Walls
06. Cry For The Dead
07. The Wicked Hour
08. Too Many Lives
09. Grey Dragon
12. Seven Seconds 'Til The End Of The World
Long-dormant Joey Cape side project Bad Astronaut have released their first new song in 15 years, titled "Wide Awake". The song is featured on a new 7" titled Inner-Space, which will be included in the band's upcoming (and sold out) vinyl boxset titled Universe, releasing on April 23rd, 2021. The boxset comprises fully-remastered vinyl reissues of the band's catalogue: 2000's Acrophobe, and for the first time ever, the band's two LPs, 2002's Houston: We Have A Drinking Problem and 2006's Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment. The band enlisted YouTube musician Kye Smith to handle drumming duties on "Wide Awake". Check out the song and boxset info below.
Veteran death metallers Cannibal Corpse have released a guitar playthrough of another track from their upcoming album Violence Unimagined. Erik Rutan plays "Condemned Contagion", which can be accessed here:
Violence Unimagined is set for release on April 16th.
American rockers The Offspring released a brand new song, 'We Never Have Sex Anymore', from their upcoming album Let The Bad Times Roll, out April 16th via Concord Records.
'We Never Have Sex Anymore' can be streamed below.
Let The Bad Times Roll tracklist:
01. This Is Not Utopia (2:38)
02. Let The Bad Times Roll (3:18)
03. Behind Your Walls (3:21)
04. Army Of One (3:11)
05. Breaking These Bones (2:46)
06. Coming For You (3:48 )
07. We Never Have Sex Anymore (3:30)
08. In The Hall Of The Mountain King (1:00)
09. The Opioid Diaries (3:01)
10. Hassan Chop (2:20)
11. Gone Away (3:16)
12. Lullaby (1:12)
Blackened death metallers Withered are now releasing their brand new single 'By Tooth In Tongue' of their forthcoming album Verloren. The album is scheduled for worldwide release on June 25th, 2021 via Season of Mist Underground Activists. 'By Tooth In Tongue' can be viewed in the form of a music video via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel below, and is available on all digital platforms from tomorrow on.
Directed by Guilherme Henriques
Band comments: " 'By Tooth In Tongue' addresses the designed oppression/control this existence imposes upon each of us to encourage conformity. How the raw nature you gift yourself when plucked from the abyss is suppressed and going to the lengths required to honor your true self and release it into the world."
The album was recorded at Orange Peel Recordings in Kennesaw, GA (USA) with p ...more
Dutch death metallers Phlebotomized are streaming their upcoming EP, Pain, Resistance, Suffering, in its entirety on Hammerheart Records YouTube channel. The official release is scheduled for this Friday, April 9th. It was recorded at the Soundlodge Studio (Sinister, Defeated Sanity, Anvil, God Dethroned, Dew Scented).
Pain, Resistance, Suffering can be streamed below.
1. It Will Pass... [0:00]
2. Pain, Resistance, Suffering [02:14]
3. No Surrender [04:11]
4. Beheaded Identity [08:38]
5. You Have No Idea [13:30]
6. Collusion Starts Here [14:58]
7. GPS [19:28]
Hammerheart Store: https://bit.ly/3sN6XWS
Napalm Records Europe/World: https://bhttps://bit.ly/3sLy3h5
Napalm Records USA: https://bit.ly/3bVmyNy