Alice Glass has released a new song from her upcoming debut album Prey titled “Fair Game”. The lyrics appear to be quotes from Ethan Kath, whom Alice has accused of multiple accounts of sexual abuse against her during her tenure with Crystal Castles. You can hear the song below:
It's been a busy year for Psycho Synner¹! The cool band, fronted by ex-Five Finger Death Punch drummer and self-proclaimed 'Devil Daddy' Jeremy Spencer is making some real waves. After having released a mere nine full length albums last month (all of which currently sit at a '1' average on sputnikmusic.com), Spencer is now doing in-depth lyric explanations of every song on the band's Instagram. By listening to these tiny works of art, one can learn about 'N.F.T.L.' having been written when Spencer was in a dark headspace, resulting in the song detailing a desire to engage in sexual acts with people who are very dead. Dig in!
¹Psycho Synner was previously known as Psychosexual and then briefly changed their name to Psycho Slayyr a few days after changing it to Psycho Synner but then changed it back to Psycho Synner again
The prolific and mysterious mistress of bygone sitcoms, DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ, snuck two new albums under the radar last week, on November 28 and 29, just in time for the coolest Sputnik users to compulsively put them at the top of their year end lists. It worked last year, so don’t fix what isn’t broke, right?
Listen to The Makin’ Magick II Album: https://open.spotify.com/album/3PtfffF6dPdqxHbiwmo0ux?si=G7y2SEaOSfC6KWguwMHN7w
Listen to The Other Realm: https://open.spotify.com/album/6Rejs9peQMWjxnvf9knu8B?si=v09SZ4k4SXiSCjYynKSUFg
Lithuanian post-metal band Autism have changed their name to AORTES and have released a new pro-shot live recording of their new song "Crown of Nails".
"Another important step in our history. We are changing the band name. Current line up changes (Karolis leaving the band and Andrius joining as a full-time vocalist) and a big shift in sound of our new songs were the main points that made us decide it's probably time to mark the old chapter closed and start a new one. We sat down to discuss this and came to a decision that Autism is becoming AORTES. So that’s that."
Rapper and producent Mike Shinoda has released "the first NFT mixtape", titled ZIGGURATS. Six minutes short projects mixes his influences of '90s hardcore hip hop, turntablism and abstract hip hop much like the pre-Linkin Park tracks such as Dedicated or And One. Check out the mixtape below.
For the Sput cryptobros, you can have at the NFT here
Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace are back with a couple singles from their upcoming album, Spiritual Machines 2. According to shorefire.com, it is an "anti-rock album" and of course a sequel to their previous Spiritual Machines release. The singles are "Stop Making Stupid People Famous" and "Future Disease".
Ukrainian hardcore superstars The Nietzsche came back with the new song and the first single from their upcoming album. The Golden Radio is accompanied by a music video starring Serhii Detkov, famous stand-up comedian, and was directed by Oleg Rooz, who has previously worked with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Enter Shikari, John Coffey. Debut full-length is set to release later next year.
Grimes has released a new song, entitled “Player of Games”. The song is also chaptered, like tracks from her biggest commercial success “Art Angels”. No album has been announced at this time. You can hear the song below.
Finnish melodeath group Amorphis have officially released their latest single, entitled "The Moon". The song is the lead single off their upcoming album Halo, which is scheduled to drop on February 11th. Pre-orders for the record are now officially available.
The record was produced by Jens Bogren, who also worked on the band's last two records, Under The Red Cloud and Queen of Time .
Swedish singer Anna von Hausswolff announces Live at Montreux Jazz Festival, her first live album, to be released on 14th January.
"This epic double 12´vinyl is now available for pre-order. Comes in BLACK, MARBLE (black &white) and MARBLE (black and golden). Anybody who has witnessed a live performance of Anna von Hausswolff and band can attest to the extraordinary and commanding nature of the experience. The distinctive music, as captured across five full-length albums, comes to life, shifting from hypnotic and mantra-like moods to thunderous drama, dissonance and cacophony. The musicians master playful dynamics and wield immense power."
Recorded in 2018, while promoting her universal acclaimed Dead Magic, here's the tracklist:
1. The Truth The Glow The Fall
3. The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra
4. Ugly And Vengeful
5. Kållans återuppståndelse
6. Come Wander With Me Del ...more
German artist Kim Petras has released a new single titled 'Coconuts'. The track is expected to be a part of her forthcoming, as of yet untitled major label debut. 'Coconuts' features lyrics detailing the roundness of several fruits, although it also promotes 'squeezing' coconuts which seems fairly.. hard. It is unclear whether the tit-ular 'coconuts' are alluding to something else.
Paul Antonio Ortiz, also AKA'd as Chimp Spanner, has released another new song. The latest tune from the Chimp Spanner and Zeta mastermind—his fifth new track in 2021—is titled "Mimic", and was apparently written by Ortiz during a Twitch stream. There's no word on any plans for a longer release, however.
Megadeth, premier US metal band and now official soul successors to KISS, have followed on the hot trend of branded blockchain concepts no one in the band actually understands. The band, led by allegedly sober beer and wine entrepreneur/salesman Dave Mustaine, are releasing the new $MEGA cryptocurrency (not to be confused with the already-in-existence-and-probably-managed-by-tech-savvier-firms MegaCoin) available for purchase via their "cyberarmy" fan club or through the Rally portal linked below.
As of this writing, $MEGA coins are worth 38.4 cents a piece. In addition to whatever their not-quite-Wall-Street worth, the band promise that "special things coming up soon for $MEGA holders" and suggest that "you hold at least 10 $MEGA to get access to exclusive content, special tour access, Q+A’s, hangouts with the band, and special items."
Want to be the first in line? Here's the link: https://rally.io/creator/MEGA/
New Jersey blackened death metallers Hath unveiled the first single, 'Kenosis', off their upcoming sophomore full-length release All What Was Promised, out March 4th via Willowtip Records (CD Digipack/LP/Digital). The official music video can be seen below.
Band comments: "All That Was Promised" was our first time writing as a 4-piece, and we feel like we've further developed who we are as a band. We set out to expand on what we did on our previous releases, experimenting with more varied sounds and new ideas, but we wanted this record to be more direct and cohesive. In the end, we ended up with an album that's darker and more punishing than we expected.
It's important to us to grow and learn, but without losing sight of what we do best. The content on this album is more personal and introspective, with songs about enduring change and a ...more
Dutch rockers The Gathering shared the new single 'Stronger' taken from the EP Interference, to be released together with their upcoming eleventh full-length studio album titled Beautiful Distortion in early spring 2022, via Psychonaut Records. You can stream it below.
Video art by Vids Invader, Taras Merenkov
Music by Frank Boeijen, Hugo Prinsen Geerligs & Hans Rutten
Lyrics by Silje Wergeland
Alvin Lucier, the groundbreaking American composer and educator, died Wednesday at his home in Middletown after a long illness. He was 90. Lucier changed the way we think about sound through monumental works like I Am Sitting in a Room, Music on a Long Thin Wire and Music For Solo Performer. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease a little over a decade ago; NPR.org confirmed the news of his death with Amanda Lucier, his daughter.
Lucier was born May 14, 1931 in Nashua, N.H., to a musical family, an environment that, in time, led to his studies in music theory and composition at Yale University and later Brandeis University. Studying under Aaron Copland and Lukas Foss, Lucier initially favored a neoclassical style, but discovered the avant-garde works of Luigi Nono, Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen while in Rome on a Fulbright Fellowship. And once he saw performances of John Cage and David Tudor, Lucier knew this was not only the music he was meant to make but t ...more
Legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden have added thirty shows to the Legacy of the Beast world tour that will take place in 2022. Take a peek at the new tour dates below.
22 Zagreb, CROATIA – Arena Zagreb (Lord of the Lost)
24 Belgrade, SERBIA – Stark Arena (Lord of the Lost)
26 Bucharest, ROMANIA – Romexpo Open Air (Lord of the Lost)
29 Kyiv, UKRAINE – VDNG (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
13 Sofia, BULGARIA – Arena Armeec (Lord of the Lost)
16 Athens, GREECE – Olympic Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
07 Mexico City, MEXICO – Foro Sol (Special Guests to be announced)
11 El Paso, TX, USA – Don Haskins Center (Trivium)
13 Austin, TX, USA – Moody Center (Trivium)
15 Tulsa, OK, USA – BOK Center (Trivium)
17 Denver, CO, USA – Ball Arena (Trivium)
19 Salt Lake City, UT, USA – USANA Amphitheatre (Trivium ...more
Swedish power metallers HammerFall will be releasing their new studio album, Hammer Of Dawn, on February 25th, 2022 via Napalm Records. The official video for the first single and title track can be seen below.
Hammer Of Dawn tracklist:
2. Hammer Of Dawn
3. No Son Of Odin
4. Venerate Me
6. Too Old To Die Young
7. Not Today
8. Live Free Or Die
9. State Of The W.I.L.D.
10. No Mercy
Cult of Luna have released the new single, 'Cold Burn', from their upcoming studio album The Long Road North, out February 11th, 2022 via Metal Blade Records. Along with the song, it was shared a video which previews the single's gaming experience that will be released on February 11th alongside the album. The video and game, created by Linus Johansson of North Kingdom Greenhouse combines and captures Cult of Luna's ethereal soundscapes with real-time technology and interactive storytelling. Within the video, fans are able to explore the visual world created for The Long Road North. Watch it below.
About 'The Long Road North' game , by Linus Johansson / North Kingdom Greenhouse:
"The music video for Cold Burn is directed and produced by Noth Kingdom Greenhouse.
We have done many music video projects over the years, always aiming to f ...more
The Argentine/Swedish collective based in Malmö, Sweden has released a new song and video, "Weeping Iron Tears".
Taking inspiration in mythology while infusing today's human struggles such as anxiety, depression, and fear of death, to create some of the most epic, suffocating and emotive heavy music; there is no refuting that Tersivel's 'To The Orphic Void' is a beast of a record. An album comprised of six tracks running forty-two minutes, it collects everything the band devotedly has created in this first step into new ground. "For us, the music evolved naturally to this new form, to this new (or very old) meaning," says vocalist/guitarist Lian Gerbino. "There's one concrete theme within the album and yet, it's approached by different angles and different feelings. It's a long reflection or worse, an ongoing reflection. 'To The Orphic Void' is the manifestation of that."
Taken from Tersivel upcoming album "To The Orphi ...more
Japanese heavy rocks trio, Boris will release a brand new album on January 21, entitled W. Internationally, it will be available through Sacred Bones Records and Kilikilivilla in Japan. The LP will also guest Tokie (Ace of Spades) on bass. W is a counterpart to last year's NO, opening with the same melody as "Interlude" in a piece titled "I want to go to the side where you can touch...". Musically, it ranges from noise to new age and guitarist Wata carries the lead vocal duties this time. Regarding the titles, "NO" and "W" weave together to form NOW.
The first single, "Drowning by Numbers" is out now. Watch the music video below:
Chris Lombardi, an original member and bassist of the beloved grindcore act Sawtooth Grin, has had a gofundme posted by his wife Lisa Lombardi with the following plea:
"On November 19, Chris was admitted to Buffalo General Medical Center for emergency surgery for a brain bleed. He was found in his home by concerned friends that came to check on him because he uncharacteristically missed a tattoo appointment. They 100% saved his life.
Right now his condition is stable, but he will need time to recover. Each day brings victories great and small on Chris's path to recovery, and his family and friends are by his side each step of the way.
If you're lucky enough to know Chris, then you've undoubtedly been touched by his generosity, loyalty, and his huge heart. The outpouring of love and support directly reflects how beloved he is, and his community's willingness to help in any way they can has been incredibly moving. It's a testament to Chris's char ...more