Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile has announced a new album, In These Silent Days, to drop October 1st via A Low Country Sound. The record's tracklist is listed below and the artwork can be viewed here:
1. ‘Right On Time’
2. ‘You And Me On The Rock’
3. ‘This Time Tomorrow’
4. ‘Broken Horses’
5. ‘Letter To The Past’
6. ‘Mama Werewolf’
7. ‘When You’re Wrong’
8. ‘Stay Gentle’
9. ‘Sinners Saints And Fools’
10. ‘Throwing Good After Bad’
Accompanying the announcement is a new single, the album's opening track 'Right On Time'. The song marks a subtle shift away from her folk/country roots and closer to heartfelt pop, showcasing her incredible vocal power. You can hear 'Right On Time' below along with its official music video:
Very Normal band Heart Attack Man have released a new single titled 'Old Enough 2 Die'. The track features highly uplifting lyrics and may be social commentary on something (American). While recorded during the sessions for the band's upcoming Thoughtz and Prayerz EP, it won't be featured on this body of work and acts as a standalone single instead.
In quite a surprising stylistic swerve, British rock band Coldplay have released a 10-minute space-themed epic titled "Coloratura". It's unknown whether the rest of the band's upcoming album Music of the Spheres will be in the same vein musically, but "Coloratura" is highly reminiscent of the works of Pink Floyd - specifically their Dark Side of the Moon era. And in the grand tradition of progressive rock, the tune is a sprawling multi-part song with several time signature shifts. However, much of Coldplay's signature alternative pop rock sound is found in the track as well.
Check out the video below to listen to the song:
Music of the Spheres will be released on October 15 2021.
Swedish melodic tech death metal band Orbit Culture have released their latest single, entitled "Flight of the Fireflies". The track comes off of the band's upcoming new EP, Shaman which is scheduled to drop on September 24th. It is also the band's first new material since their previous album, Nija dropped last year.
The Kiwi-born LA-acclimatized popstar LORDE has released a second single for her highly anticipated/somewhat dreaded upcoming album Solar Power. It comes replete with a visualiser because the industry just loves giving.
In a long overdue though (#spin) shocking turn of events, the song has had untoward consequences for both Lorde's reputation as a relatively independent pop auteur whose artistic judgement was credible, and for producer/co-writer Jack Antonoff's reputation as someone whose situation at the forefront of That Mainstream Sophisticate Pop Sound That Keeps The Depressive First World Dancing And Thinking About Crying (You Know The One) is even more obsolete than people once feared.
"Stoned At The Nail Salon" is an essentially a carbon copy of the track "Wild At Heart", as heard on Lana del Rey's trainwreck of an album Chemtrails Over The Country Club earlier this year - and by carbon copy, we're not talking similar moods or mo ...more
Hip-hop duo Atmosphere have released a new single titled "Woes" coming off their new anticipated album, Word?.
With the music video directed by Roxana Baldovin, the song incorporates a more relaxed sound from Atmosphere's last release, "The Day Before Halloween".
The album is supposed to be more of a throwback to the earlier years of Atmosphere while retaining the maturity, introspection, and playfulness of their more recent output.
We'll also see an extensive cast of guest features including the late MF DOOM, Aesop Rock, Evidence, Sa-Roc, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Nikki Jean, Musab, Muja Messiah, Nino Bless, Anwar HighSign, BlackLiq and Haphduzn.
Robby Steinhardt was a member of the American prog band Kansas. He was the co-lead singer, frontman and violinist of the band from 1973 to 1982 and from 1997 to 2006. He was one of the founding members of Kansas along with keyboardist Steve Walsh.
Robby Steinhard died at a hospital in Tampa, Florida from complications of acute pancreatitis on July 17, 2021, at the age of 71.
The post-cryptoevangelical alternative post-post-hardcore Californian rock band THRICE have announced a new album. It is called Horizons/East and you can listen to it legally on September 17th. Pre-orders are available here for those who pre-order things https://thrice.ffm.to/store.
This is exciting news because THRICE topped the Sputnikmusic user poll for Album Of The Decade 2000-2009 with their album Vheissu, the apparent TPAB of cryptoevangelical '00s post-hardcore. It is also not so exciting news because their last album, 2018's Palms was a mediocre slew of departures that didn't arrive anywhere and rockers that didn't rock. Sputnikmusic Staff Reviewer Sowing[s]Season[/s] described Palms as "well worth enduring a few ear-grating minutes" and "willing to vary the tempo", while recently reclusive user Larkinhill coined it as "just boring". I have never seen anyone post anything positive about its artwork.
In a facebook post titled "The End of an Era", Steel Panther has announced the departure of bassist Lexxi Foxx. Per the band:
"The great pandemic of 2020-2037 has affected all of us. For some though, it has opened doors of opportunity and been a catalyst to seek out one’s true calling in life. This is Lexxi’s story. He started his side business, “Sexy Lexxi’s Prettiest Pets,” to bring in money for Botox during the lockdown. But something miraculous happened. He realized that his love for making pets pretty was greater than his love for being pretty himself. Lexxi discovered a greater love. Possibly, the greatest love of all.
Lexxi has chosen to hang up his mirror and focus on his newfound passion. Making ugly dogs pretty. Anyway, after nearly 40 years of rocking together and taking Steel Panther from the Viper Room to headlining Wembley Arena, it is with heavy hearts - but great heavy metal memories - that we bid Lexxi Foxx farewe ...more
Days after releasing a new song, metal legends Iron Maiden have revealed new details about their upcoming LP.
The band's 17th studio album, Senjutsu, drops on September 3. Senjutsuwas co-produced by bassist Steve Harris and longtime Maiden collaborator Kevin Shirley.
The album is stated to be just under 82 minutes and will be a double CD/triple vinyl package.
1. Senjutsu (Smith/Harris) 8:20
2. Stratego (Gers/Harris) 4:59
3. The Writing On The Wall (Smith/Dickinson) 6:13
4. Lost In A Lost World (Harris) 9:31
5. Days Of Future Past (Smith/Dickinson) 4:03
6. The Time Machine (Gers/Harris) 7:09
7. Darkest Hour (Smith/Dickinson) 7:20
8. Death Of The Celts (Harris) 10:20
9. The Parchment (Harris) 12:39
10. Hell On Earth (Harris) 11:19
Jim Matheos has not stopped writing music since Fates Warning's latest release it seems. Metalblade has announced that the second album The Blurred Horizon from Jim's side project Tuesday The Sky is slated for a September 3rd release.
The album has 11 tracks that are described as "a mixture of ambient, electronica, post-rock and more". Gavin Harrison plays drums on 5 tracks including the first single titled "Hypneurotic", which can be seen below:
The Blurred Horizon tracklist:
1. Half Remembered
2. Near Light
4. Where the Enemy Sleeps
5. Laudanum Dream
7. Later, Then Now
8. Near Dark
9. Half Forgotten
10. The Blurred Horizon
11. Everything Is Free
American rapper and DJ Biz Markie, affectionately referred to by fans as "The Biz", has passed away after a long battle with Type 2 Diabetes. He had been hospitalized since April 2020 due to his condition, leading to him going into a diabetic coma in December of that year.
The Biz was best known for his signature hit "Just a Friend", as well as the incorporation of comedy into his songs; this has led to him earning the honorific nickname "The Clown Prince of Hip-Hop". He was successful in several other ventures as well, including being a talented producer, beatboxer, and writer. To this day, his music still appears in several soundtracks including Saints Row IV and the Netflix series Love.
Check out the videos below for the Biz's two biggest singles, "Just a Friend" and "Vapors".
Renowned Japanese musician Keigo Oyamada--known for his influential late '80s Shibuya-kei band Flipper's Guitar and acclaimed solo project Cornelius--has been tapped to help compose the music for the opening ceremony of the anticipated and controversial Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Shortly after the announcement of his involvement, problematic remarks made by Oyamada in two separate magazine interviews dating back to 1994 and 1995 resurfaced online, resulting in widespread backlash.
In the interviews, Oyamada detailed acts of bullying that he perpetrated as a child in elementary, middle and high school against a number of his differently-abled classmates, recalling his actions with seemingly little remorse. According to the interviews, one victim was (in separate incidents) tied up inside a cardboard box, forced to walk around naked in front of other students, and even made to engage in coprophagia by Oyamada. Oyamada also compelled another victim to buy things for him, practice ...more
Metal grandpas Iron Maiden have decided that there's still have some gas left in the tank so they've dropped a new single called "The Writing on the Wall". No news yet about whether there's an album imminent.
Russian Deathcore Outfit/Bear Wrestlers Slaughter to Prevail surprised the world with the 4th single off their upcoming album 'Kostolom' entitled Zavali Ebalo. Instead of their normal masks and track suit laden videos, the band instead set the song to the 1997 Anime series 'Berserk'. Check the video out below:
Reno-based prog/new wave masher uppers Four Stroke Baron have announced their third LP, Classics, which is set to drop on October 1, 2021. Fittingly, the album has been mixed by none other than Heavy Devy himself.
Classics can be preordered here:
The band also simultaneously released the first single off the album, titled "Friday Knight".
Aussie proggers Twelve Foot Ninja are back with Vengeance, their long-awaited third LP that's set to drop on October 15, 2021. The album is part of a multimedia package that includes a fantasy novel titled "The Wyvern and the Wolf" and a graphic novel also titled "Vengeance". The band has also released the second single/video off the album, "Start the Fire".
Vengeance can be had here:
Chris Hutka, original vocalist of post-hardcore band The Bunny The Bear, has died.
Founding member Matthew Tybor confirmed the news in a statement on the band's official Facebook page:
"As some may have heard… our original singer Chris Hutka has passed away.
I’ve know Chris since I was 15, and we spent the better part of a decade causing trouble together, making music, having ins…and having outs. All while creating thousands of memories I will never forget. Chris had a massive heart, and an undeniable talent. The voice of an angel.
Nothing will ever change the love I have for him, and I know many of you feel the same.
Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Consensus Sputnik darlings Between The Buried And Me have released a video for the song "Fix the Error". The song was released last week as the first single off the band's upcoming release Colors II, a purported sequel to 2007's Colors, and features a drum battle between prog heavy-hitters Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Navene Koperweis (Entheos), and Ken Schalk (Candiria).
Colors II is set to drop on Aug 20 and can be pre-ordered here:
Industrial metallers Ministry released a brand new song, 'Good Trouble', from their upcoming album Moral Hygiene due to be released October 1st, 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official video can be seen below.
Ben Garcia (Rage4Order Designs)
Moral Hygiene tracklist:
1. Alert Leve
2. Good Trouble
3. Sabotage Is Sex
5. Search and Destroy
6. Believe Me
7. Broken System
8. We Shall Resist
9. Death Toll
10. TV Song #6 (Right Around The Corner Mix)
Norwegian death metallers Blood Red Throne dropped a new track, 'Itika', off their forthcoming full-length release Imperial Congregation, due to be released Friday, October 8th via Nuclear Blast Records. Take a peek at the official lyric video below.
Imperial Congregation tracklist:
1. Imperial Congregation
3. Conquered Malevolence
4. Transparent Existence
5. Inferior Elegance
6. We All Bleed
8. Consumed Illusion
Italian symphonic power metallers Rhapsody Of Fire released the title track off their upcoming album Glory For Salvation, out November 26th via AFM Records. The official lyric video can be seen below.
By Obliviart Production
Glory For Salvation tracklist:
01 Son Of Vengeance
02 The Kingdom Of Ice
03 Glory For Salvation (title track out this Friday)
04 Eternal Snow
05 Terial The Hawk
06 Maid Of The Secret Sand
07 Abyss Of Pain II
08 Infinitae Gloriae
09 Magic Signs
10 I'll Be Your Hero (already released)
11 Chains Of Destiny
12 Un'Ode Per L'Eroe
13 La Esencia De Un Rey
British prog metallers TesseracT released the video of 'Nocturne', taken from their live stream event P O R T A L S that occurred in December 2020. The multi format release is out on August 27th through Kscope. Watch the full performance of 'Nocturne' below.
P O R T A L S tracklist:
1. Of Matter (P O R T A L S)
2. King (P O R T A L S)
3. Concealing Fate Parts 1, 2 & 3 (P O R T A L S)
4. Tourniquet (P O R T A L S)
5. Beneath My Skin/Mirror Image (P O R T A L S)
6. Orbital (P O R T A L S)
7. Juno (P O R T A L S)
8. Cages (P O R T A L S)
9. Dystopia (P O R T A L S)
10. Phoenix (P O R T A L S)
11. Nocturne (P O R T A L S)
12. Eden (P O R T A L S)
13. Of Energy (P O R T A L S)
14. Seven Names (P O R T A L S)