Yokohama-based hip-hop/pop artist Haru Nemuri has announced a new minialbum, Lovetheism, to be released March 20th in support of her upcoming North America tour. This will be her first official release since 2018's Kick in the World EP and will include her single "Fanfare" alongside two songs previously teased on a demo EP. The tracklist has been confirmed as follows:
2. Trust Nothing but Love
3. Pink Unicorn
5. Be Your Ocean
7. Apple Song
Haru Nemuri will be playing the following dates, also in March:
20 Austin, TX | SXSW2020
22 Dallas, TX | Three Links - Deep Ellum, TX
24 Brooklyn, NY | Knitting Factory Brooklyn
25 Chicago, IL | Sleeping Village
27 Los Angeles, CA | Echoplex The Echo
29 San Francisco, CA | DNA Lounge
Solo artist Trvth has released its newest offering, Process of Adaptation on bandcamp for free streaming and download.
Process of Adaptation is a concept black metal album that aims to convey the emotions associated with adapting to something new. The flow of the album was designed to give a feeling of struggle, whereas the ending tracks were meant to give a feeling of triumph as one adapts and reaches a new height; essentially the process of life in each one's own lot.
Check it out here: https://trvth.bandcamp.com/album/process-of-adaptation
Elder will release their 5th studio record, Omens on April 24 through Stickman Records/Armageddon. This will be their first album with new drummer Georg Ebert.
'Embers' is the first taste off Omens, listen to it below:
Regarding the LP, guitarist/vocalist Nick DiSalvo mentioned: “To me, Omens is our most complete work to date: a set of songs that express the breadth of the band’s collective influences. After recording The Gold & Silver Sessions EP, it felt like we fully scratched the itch to explore our minimalist side, taking a step back from the proggy song structures and heavy guitar work of our previous records and just letting the music drift along. When beginning to work on Omens, the goal was to integrate these two tendencies in the band – to make a modern day progressive rock record, but also to take time to jam and float when ...more
Mark Lanegan will release a brand new album on May 15, entitled Straight Songs of Sorrow. The LP was conceived after finishing his memoir, Sing Backwards and Weep, that will see the light of day on April 30. The songs are tied to the subjects discussed in the book, as Mark mentioned:
“Writing the book, I didn’t get catharsis, all I got was a Pandora’s box full of pain and misery. I went way in, and remembered shit I’d put away 20 years ago. But I started writing these songs the minute I was done, and I realised there was a depth of emotion because they were all linked to memories from this book. It was a relief to suddenly go back to music. Then I realised that was the gift of the book: these songs. I’m really proud of this record.”
For example, ‘Hanging On (For DRC)’ is a loving ode to his friend Dylan Carlson (Earth). “I was always unhappy, and he was the guy who was always smiling, even through my crazy schemes that eventually got bot ...more
The Avalanches just dropped their first single since 2016's Wildflower. It samples tracks by Smokey Robinson and The Roches, and features Blood Orange on vocals.
The version on Youtube linked above has a slightly longer outro than the version streaming on other services, with a choral section fading away over what sounds like Morse code. Morse code has been a common theme of this album rollout, used on their website and on recent billboards to tease the release of this single.
They included a description as well, officially announcing their new album:
"Sometimes we receive a message. Telling us our music has been there; through dark times, loneliness, loss.
There are no words to express how moving or profound this connection with you is.
Because the music was born out of such moments itself, and so it is felt, ...more
The much anticipated collaboration between Hannah Diamond and Bladee has officially been released by PC Music. The track is a remix of "Love Goes On" from Hannah Diamonds debut album, Reflections. The remix also sports a new beat via Palmistry who replaces A.G. Cook, who did the original production.
Stream "Love Goes On (Remix)":
Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd has released the title track off his upcoming fourth studio album After Hours. This is the third track released following "Heartless" and "Blinding Lights" from the aforementioned album which is set to be released on March 20th.
After Hours follows 2018s EP My Dear Melancholy, and is The Weeknd's first full album since Starboy.
Disbanded outfit The Receiving End Of Sirens are set to reunite with the equally-defunct Envy On The Coast for a short co-headlining tour, taking them across a few venues they have played ten years prior with the same tour lineup.
The dates are as follows:
5/9 Glass House Pomona, CA
5/10 1720 Los Angeles, CA
5/13 Royale Boston, MA
5/14 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
5/18 The Paramount Huntington, NY
5/20 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
5/21 Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, TN
American epic metal masters Cirith Ungol have released a new track titled "Legions Arise" from their upcoming album. Forever Black, the band’s 5th LP, is slated for an April 24th release date via Metal Blade Records and comes 29 years after 1991's, Paradise Lost.
Forever Black track-listing:
1. The Call
2. Legions Arise
3. The Frost Monstreme
4. The Fire Divine
6. Fractus Promissum
8. Before Tomorrow
9. Forever Black
Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has started a new band called KK's Priest. The band consists of ex-Priest Tim "Ripper" Owens and drummer Les Binks, who played on classic Priest releases Stained Class, Killing Machine and Unleashed In The East. The line-up is completed with guitarist A.J. Mills (Hostile) and bassist Tony Newton. (Voodoo Six).
K.K. Downing commented:
"Forging ahead with KK's Priest was not only inevitable but essential for me to perform and deliver everything that is expected from me and KK's Priest. Due to the massive demand and overwhelming support from fans around the world, I feel this is where I belong, and a set combining the true, classic songs and sound of Priest, together with great, newly forged metal tracks, is what fans can expect when KK's Priest is taking to stages."
The band is working on their debut album, to be released via Explorer1 Music Group. KK's Priest will also play in selected gi ...more
Yves Tumor is set to release Heaven to a Tortured Mind on April 3rd, coming less than two years after their breakthrough record Safe in the Hands of Love. Listen to the first single "Gospel for a New Century" below:
Experimental metal band Falloch has released their new album "Diabolus" on Bandcamp.
The release shows a return to metal, having ventured into avantgarde rock with their previous release, "Prospice".
As per the Facebook post:
"A touch more Satanic than our previous works but still coming from the same place of inspiration which is simply sounds we haven't heard before. We had SO much fun making this. A blistering two days in La Chunky resulted in these three tracks that explore the monolithic and crushing ends of the sound spectrum.
For those that miss our metal days, here you go. For the rest, fear not, we have two albums on the hard drive and plans to make another (the 6th) in summer time. The sounds on these are a lot more... Well, they are just different and not metal. A lot of things but certainly not metal. With these three records we want to either self-release or find a label. The prior ...more
Chief Keef and Zaytoven have team up yet again and this time its for a back-to-back music video/song. Keef has also recently been gearing up for the sequel to 2013's Almighty So mixtape, Almighty So 2. It is unknown if the songs are a one off thing or if they will included on the mixtape which is due out at some point 2020.
It is also worth noting that Chief Keef now has two songs titled "Colors", the first of which was released in 2015.
British band Asking Alexandria have released a new single entitled "They Don't Want What We Want (And They Don't Care)". The single features the same rock style the band used in the previous single "The Violence".
Basque nu-metal band Nukore have streamed a new song with a music video entitled "Black Friday." This is the lead single from their upcoming record "One Minute Silence," due to be released on February 14th via Blood Fire Death records.
Another song from the album named "Like My Likes" was premiered on January 22 as promotional single.
Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May lost control over a news cameraman outside Brisbane airport, Australia. The accident occurred when May was signing autographs for a small group of fans, feeling uncomfortable about the cameraman's presence, saying "You've gotta stop that because I ain't doing this." Given the cameraman's persistence, May added: "Excuse me, I said no. All right, is this going to get ugly? Because you put it down now or else something ugly happens. Do you understand? You stop now. I'm serious, I'm deadly serious."
You can check the footage here:
Later on, through Instagram, May gave his side of the story:
"First of all THANKS to so many of you folks who managed to find a way to send me supportive messages while I've been s quietly trying to work my way through the feelings generated by the ...more
Las Vegas based brutal death metal act Cordyceps are currently streaming 'Parasitic Degenerate', the first track taken from their forthcoming debut album Betrayal, out April 10th, via Unique Leader Records.
Stream 'Parasitic Degenerate' here:
Unique Leader Records posted on its website:
"Called "the new sound of terror" and "one of brutal death’s most exciting new forces" by The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad in his Obituarist column, CORDYCEPS have upped the devastating slamming heaviness and masterful technicality with their new effort. The 10 track album was recorded by Kirk Moll at The Alamo Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nv as well as Ryan Wechta at Alchemy Lab Studio. Betrayal was mastered by Troy McCosker (Ne Obliviscaris) with artwork being provided by Santiago Francisco Jaramillo.&quo ...more
Bearded, Massachusetts-based pop-punk & hardcore band Four Year Strong have released a third single entitled "Learn To Love The Lie", from their upcoming album Brain Pain, out February 28 via Pure Noise Records. You can check out the music video below.