Count to Altek has released their latest avant-garde metal outing, Hybrid Symbiont. The 3-song EP can now be streamed and downloaded through bandcamp.com. It is the first Count to Altek release to feature Ahura Glesos on cello.
Sacha Dunable (Intronaut and Bereft) has teamed with Derek Donley (Bereft) and Dan Wilburn under the moniker Future Usses and will release this fall their debut album, The Existential Haunting. The psychedelic-influenced post metal LP will be out through Pelagic Records on September 14, before the band embarks on a promotional European trek.
The project has been in the works for a few years now, Dunable mentioning:
“This album is the end result of almost five years of rewriting, rerecording, and reconceptualizing what these songs were and what this band was going to be. With the help of my bandmates and everyone involved in the production of this album, we made something truly unique and special. Totally worth the wait, and we can’t wait to finally bring it to you in person.”
Future Usses unveiled the first song off The Existential Haunting called 'What Is Anything'. Listen to it below:
Dweezil Zappa released today his new live album entitled "Live In The Moment II". This album is similar to Frank Zappa's "Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar", containing only instrumental tracks with guitar solos by Dweezil.
The album content varies between original pieces and some Frank old stuff like "Five-Five-FIVE" and his signature tune "Watermelon in Easter Hay". Dweezil says that "it highlights extemperaneous live guitar solos from my years on tour. This installment also has rare demos and a few instrumental tracks recorded in the studio". It is available on CD and digital format.
For more information, visit Dweezil's webpage:
In anticipation of the upcoming Nearer My God, due out August 10, Foxing have released the second single and title track from the album for streaming. "Nearer My God" follows first single "Slapstick" and is available to hear in English, French, Japanese, German and Spanish.
"Nearer My God" (English version):
Album pre-orders are available at: www.24hundred.net/collections/foxing
American goth-alternative-punk rockers Alkaline Trio have announced pre-orders for their ninth album, Is This Thing Cursed?, due out August 31st. The announcement comes as a surprise, with only a countdown on Matt Skiba's Instagram even indicating that news was forthcoming. You can check out a stream of first single "Blackbird" here.
EDIT: Vinyl and CD preorders are now available from Kings Road Merch at www.kingsroadmerch.com/alkaline-trio/?id=3150
Australian electric guitar-wielding hobo, Plini, has released another single, called "Kind" from his upcoming Sunhead EP. This is the second single off the EP, slated to drop on July 27th, following "Salt + Charcoal", a video for which was released last week. The EP can be pre-ordered at http://shop.plini.co/
Polish progressive rock band Riverside revealed the name, artwork and track list for their upcoming new album Wasteland to be released by Inside Out records on September 28th.
1. The Day After
2. Acid Rain
3. Vale Of Tears
4. Guardian Angel
6. The Struggle For Survival
7. River Down Below
9. The Night Before
The band plan on touring the album, dubbed the "Wasteland Tour 2018" throughout October/November. Wasteland is also the first new music by the band since the tragic death of guitarist Piotr Grudziński.
More details on their Facebook page:
Seattle based math rock band Minus the Bear have announced on Facebook their plans to disband after 17 years. The announcement came with dates for a farewell tour as well as a new EP, titled Fair Enough, set to be released on October 19th through Suicide Squeeze Records.
After almost two decades of writing and touring the world together, we have decided to close this chapter of our lives as Minus the Bear.
What started as a silly inside joke inside the dingy confines of Seattle’s original Cha Cha Lounge back in 2001 quickly snowballed into years of adventures, creativity, and friendship. We could have never predicted the wild journey about to begin. We’ve accomplished so much over the past 17 years, and we are grateful for the experience.
Undoubtedly we owe all of these adventures to you, our fans. Without all of you, the memories of traveling the world, exploring different cultures, and witnessing the delight of your beautiful fac ...more
Former Indie Darlings Animal Collective are rising from the ocean they dropped in after flying too close to the sun.
The group -- for the first time in their history, a trio of Avey Tare, Deakin and Geologist -- announced a new double album titled "Tangerine Reef", with an accompanying ambient-inflected single "Hair Cutter" also available on Spotify and Apple Music.
After testing listeners' patience with their previous LP's, promises of an "audiovisual collaboration" and "visual tone poems" might not inspire confidence. However the preview track is a gorgeous lilting ambient ballad that recalls the introspective latter half of Feels propelled in a more electronic and, of course, psychedelic, direction.
You can blaze Tangerine Reef on it's official release date, August 17.
Watch the video for Hair Cutter here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/video/hair-cutter/id1411297824?app=music&ign-itsct=mer_vid_animalcollective& ...more
Partycore outfit Attila have released a new single titled "Pizza" with an accompanying music video showing the band's deep appreciation for deep dish, and their complete dissatisfaction with anyone who would ruin a perfectly good pizza with pineapple. It is unknown whether or not this song will be on a future Attila album.
Frontman and vocalist of Kvelertak has decided to part ways with the band. Kvelertak will still continue as a band and will therefore need to replace Erlend.
From Kvelertak on Facebook:
Hey, Erlend here, there is no easy way to say this, so I'll just get straight to it.
It's necessary for me to part ways with Kvelertak.
The experience of building a successful band has been fun and rewarding but has also been equally intense and challenging. Over the years, this has taken its toll. As we've been developing personally and professionally, our individual goals, needs and motivations have changed, leading us in different directions. Though it is a heavy decision to leave a life I've been living and breathing for the last decade, I feel happy and excited to explore new possibilities for the future.
Regrettably, due to circumstances out of my control, I am not able to perform the last four shows in Norway this summer. I apolog ...more
Electro-Pop duo 'Blood on the Dance Floor' have released another new song titled "Anthem for the Weekend", making for a whopping total of 47 new songs released this year alone. The release of this song comes fresh off the heels of a three day Japanese tour which drew crowds of around 22 people. The song is as of now a standalone single, and it is unknown whether it will be featured on an album or EP. You can stream the song here via the band's official Youtube channel -
Ice Nine Kills have released another single and music video from their upcoming album The Silver Scream. The new single, "Thank God It's Friday" is once again accompanied by a cinematic-style video, and following the theme of the other singles from The Silver Scream, is based on a classic slasher film, this one being "Friday the 13th". Check out the new music video here (Song starts at 2:02):
Alternative band Crown the Empire have released a new song entitled "20/20". The song is the first single to come from their as-of-yet untitled fourth LP, their first full length since the departure of David Escamilla in 2017.
You can listen to the new song and view the accompanying music video below:
Trance metal/rock band Season of Ghosts have released a new single, titled "A Place To Call Home" taken from their upcoming album, A Leap Of Faith. Their second full length album will be released sometime September 2018.
Synthwave darlings Gunship have released a new single and video as well as announced the impending release of the long-awaited follow-up to their 2015 eponymous debut album. The single is the title track from the album, named Dark All Day, which is slated for release on October 5th, 2018. The album can be pre-ordered here: https://gunship.ffm.to/darkallday.OFP
The single features the talents of Tim Capello on saxophone and Indiana on vocals.
Burlington-based rock band Kill No Albatross have released their second EP, Speak True Evil, along with a music video for the song "Sky on Fire." This EP is the follow-up to last year's "Lost in Darkness and Distance." The band will be performing at Toronto's Vans Warped Tour and embarking on a Canadian tour in support of the record.
Prog-rock guitar wunderkind Plini has released a video for the song "Salt + Charcoal". The song was released as a single earlier this year, when it gained some notoriety for being targeted by a "dislike bot" on YouTube.
The video release comes with the announcement of the impending release of the Sunhead EP, slated to drop on July 27th, which the song will be a part of.
Aussie metalcore band Northlane have released a surprise new single, titled "Vultures". This is the band's first new song since their last album, Mesmer, was released in early 2017. As of now, there's no indication as to whether "Vultures" is part of an upcoming full length album or just a standalone single. However, the band have announced that the new track will also be released on 7" vinyl. Check out the full song here:
Proving that God is actually real, indie sadcore queen Phoebe Bridgers has released a cover of indie sadcore kings Manchester Orchestra's "The Gold". The track was originally released as part of 2017's A Black Mile to the Surface and concerns a couple in a mining town in the 1900s.