Thursday, December 14th

The Cure celebrate 4 decades 15 replies

Long time Goth-rockers The Cure have announced a live show to celebrate 40 years as a band. Joining the band Interpol, Goldfrapp, Editors Ride, Slowdive, and The Twilight Sad show up to party at the British Summer Times festival Hyde Park in London.

Allegedly, this is the only planned Europe date they plan to play this year for a show date of July 7th, 2018. Tickets are hot and live on December 15th over at:

Wednesday, December 13th

New Runaway Brother Album 1 replies

Runaway Brother have announced the release date of their upcoming album, New Pocket. The album will be released 2/16/2018 through Tiny Engines and can be pre-ordered on CD, cassette and vinyl through the label's website or Runaway Brother's bandcamp page.

Along with the announcement the band also released a new song, titled 'Paws', which can be heard at:

Warrel Dane dead at age 56 46 replies

Warrel Dane, famous for lending his vocal talents to the power metal band Sanctuary and the legendary thrash outfit Nevermore, has died of a heart attack in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The tragic news was confirmed by Dane's guitarist Johnny Moraes, who shared the following information:

"He died in the night. He was in the apartment where he stayed during the recording of the album when it happened.

I gave him cardiac massage and we called the Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU), who came very fast, but when they arrived, he was already dead.

His health was already very weak because of his diabetes and his problems with alcoholism. He was already facing a lot of health problems."

Sao Paulo was the area that Dane was working on his much-anticipated second solo album.

More information can be found at the following links: ...more

Nine Inch Nails rehearsal music video 5 replies

Last week Trent & Atticus were on Song Exploder, where they talked about the process of making "The Lovers". Today, NIN uploaded a music video of them performing the track live.

Tuesday, December 12th

Master Boot Record VirtuaVerse OST 12 replies

Cult Finnish label Blood Music has announced its entrance into the realm of video games, acting as publisher and distributor for the in-development, cyberpunk adventure game VirtuaVerse, featuring an original soundtrack by Master Boot Record.

Developed by Theta Division Games – VirtuaVerse is a pixel-based, point-and-click adventure, narrating tales of technomancers and virtual reality debauchery in our not-so-distant future.

VirtuaVerse has been in development for just over a year and boasts the following team:

* Graphics by Valenberg (Perturbator "Sentient” music video / GosT “Arise” music video).
* Story and soundtrack by the chiptune / cyber-metal artist – Master Boot Record.
* Programming by the developer of the hacked Nintendo Power Glove (Power Glove Ultra) – Alessio Cosenza.

For fans of classic LucasArts and Sierra Games, such as Monkey Island Adventures, King's Quest, etc.


Monday, December 11th

Another new Childspeak video 0 replies

PNW live production crew Tidalbridge have released their video of "It'll Happen," a sweeter, slightly denser nugget for Childspeak, known for a unique brand of music they refer to as 'baby-prog.'

One of the band's guitarists, Michael Whiteside (Muscle Beach Petting Zoo, Thom Simon), elaborated on the session on Facebook a few hours after its release:

"We shot this when I was still feeling pretty relatively new to the band, and I feel like this is a pretty honest take of where I was at in my head at the time with the project.
I'm happy with the vid, but I can hear my playing self consciously weaving in and out of the previous guitar players parts, rather than connecting with the song in my own way.
A lot has happened since, and I'm happy to say this song is so much more fun to play for me now, and sounds phenomenal on our NEW RECORD COMING OUT NEXT YEAR, after finally finding my own voice within it."


Organized Chaos divulges album 2 replies

Serbian Progressive Metal band Organized Chaos have released an album titled "Divulgence". The album may be of interest to fans of Serbian prog prodigy David Maxim Micić as the album features Micić on Keyboards and Additional guitars, as well as longtime Micić collaborator Vladimir Lalić on vocals. Richard Henshall (Haken) and Nick Johnston also provide guest solos on the album.

The album is currently streaming on Youtube and is available on BandCamp.

Top 50 Albums of 2017: Voting Open 65 replies

Greetings, friends: it's that time once again for you to have your say!

Voting is now open for the Top 50 LPs of 2017 feature.

As in years past, we will also be including EPs in a separate category. We heard your feedback from last year, so for the EPs section, you may also include Compilations and Live Albums.

There is a new twist this year with voting (courtesy of resident Statnik macman), so for details, check out the ballot submission thread here:

[NOTE: please copy-paste the links, since clicking on one leads to yet another reminder that something is broken here.]

We also encourage you to recommend albums people might have missed in the complementing thread here:

Have fun!

Moby unveils new single/album 7 replies

Barely 6 months after More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse, Moby released a new single, called 'Like a Motherless Child'. It will be a part of the upcoming LP, Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt, scheduled to be out on March 2. Unlike the past couple of albums, this one will not feature The Void Pacific Choir.

Watch the 'Like a Motherless Child' music video below:

Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt can be pre-ordered at the following link:

New Ministry Album, Out 2018 38 replies

In what seems like the thousandth time Ministry front-man Al Jourgensen has subsequently broken up and reformed the once-hallowed industrial rock act this past decade, the band has announced their fourteenth album "AmeriKKKant":

‘AmeriKKKant’ is out on March 9, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records.

“This album, ‘AmeriKKKant,’” said Jourgensen, "will provide FEMA-type relief for the devastation ‘Hurricane Cheeto’ has brought upon us."

Produced by Al Jourgensen, recorded at Caribou Studios in Burbank, CA between January and May this year, and with striking artwork created by Mister Sam Shearon, the psychedelic, politically influenced and very much in-your-face AmeriKKKant’s nine tracks are rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated anger for what’s happening in America today - the waning respect for the U.S. Constitution, the growing acceptance of one’s opinions replacing facts, the decline of our leaders’ sen ...more

New Ministry song/video 8 replies

Ministry have released a new music video for the track "Antifa", the first released from upcoming album AmeriKKKant. The song marks a return to the more industrial driven sound of '90s Ministry, as opposed to the thrash dominated approach of recent times.

The track has already faced backlash among alt-right and neo-Nazi users on YouTube. So far, the band and Nuclear Blast have not responded.

The album is due to be released on March 9, 2018.

Josh Homme Kicks Photographer 289 replies

Queens of the Stone Age frontman and former Kyuss guitarist Josh Homme is in deservedly hot water after kicking a photographer in the face during a December 9th performance at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show in Inglewood, California. The photographer spent the night in the ER and plans to file a police report.

Video of the incident:

Sunday, December 10th

Cynic dispute resolved 39 replies

Progressive death metal icons Cynic appear to have settled a longstanding dispute on the status of the band.

Vocalist and guitarist Paul Masvidal will continue under the Cynic name with new musicians. Drummer Sean Reinert is no longer a member of the band, and will continue with other projects. Reinert is now a member of Perfect Beings. Bassist Sean Malone played a few shows with Cynic after the dispute began but it is unconfirmed if he remains in the band.

Below is Reinert's Facebook post regarding the issue in full:

"Today I post with a heavy heart, but also a lightened spirit. A settlement has been reached between Paul and I in regards to CYNIC. I am unable to disclose any of the details regarding this agreement but I am at peace with the arrangement. I am going to step aside from CYNIC and continue with my personal projects - Paul is going to continue with CYNIC and his.

I want to take this last Facebook post as an op ...more

Saturday, December 9th

Kendrick Releases .NMAD 57 replies

Kung-fu Kenny wants you to buy DAMN. again (maybe in anticipation for the highly anticipated NATION.?!?). The rapper has decided to drop DAMN. COLLECTOR'S EDITION., an edition of the album which features no new tracks, b-sides, alternate versions of tracks, remixes, covers, or literally anything else that is usually on any other collectors edition. In fact, the only real difference between the collectors edition and the original is that the track list is reversed.

Some speculated(memed) upon the album's release that the album was actually meant to be played backwards. Months later, Kendrick stated in an interview that the album is meant to be played both ways, and now, Kendrick has given the meme-turned-truth the ultimate validation.

Watch the interview in which Kendrick initially confirmed the fan theory here:

You can stream the album i ...more

New Efrim Menuck (GY!BE) Song 12 replies

'More than six years removed from making his solo debut with Plays "High Gospel," Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion co-founder Efrim Manuel Menuck has lifted the curtain on a follow-up effort.

Titled Pissing Stars, Menuck's latest will arrive February 2 through Constellation.

In a statement, Menuck wrote, "PISSING STARS is inspired by the brief romance of american television presenter MARY HART and MOHAMMED KHASHOGGI, the son of a saudi arms dealer. i don't know how long their union endured, but i remember reading about them when i was a desperate teenager – there was something about their pairing that got caught in my head. i was living in a flooded basement with two other lost kids and a litter of feral kittens. we were all unfed. This record was made in dark corners between 2016 and 2017. a very rough pair of years, shot thru with fatigue, depression, despair, and too many cigarettes and too much booze. but also = the ...more

Friday, December 8th

Diablo Swing Orchestra stream 20 replies

'Swing Metal' Swedish band Diablo Swing Orchestra have just released their 4th album, entitled Pacifisticuffs, after more than 5 years since their previous release, Pandora's Piñata.

The album was announced on October 2014 after the replacement of the previous lead singer Annlouice Lögdlund by Kristin Evegård, but suffered multiple delays since, which lead to a change in the band's record label.

The band showcases the eclectic influences and scatterbrained approach to composition they've come to be known for, taking inspiration from disco, jazz, electronica, etc., with a punkish heavy metal approach.

You can stream the album in the following link:

Eminem premieres "Untouchable" single 222 replies

Eminem has released his brand new song "Untouchable". The song is the second single off his upcoming album Revival which is set to be released on December 15th.

Revival track listing
01 - Walk on Water (featuring Beyoncé)
02 - Believe
03 - Chloraseptic (featuring Phresher)
04 - Untouchable
05 - The River (featuring Ed Sheeran)
06 - Remind Me (Intro)
07 - Remind Me
08 - Revival (Interlude)
09 - Like Home (featuring Alicia Keys)
10 - Bad Husband (featuring X Ambassadors)
11 - Tragic Endings (featuring Skylar Grey)
12 - Framed
13 - Nowhere Fast (featuring Kehlani)
14 - Heat
15 - Offended
16 - Need Me (featuring P!nk)
17 - Castle
18 - Arose

Machine Head debut new single, video 54 replies

Machine Head have unveiled the music video for the title track off their upcoming 2018 release, 'Catharsis'. The album is slated to be released on January 26th via Nuclear Blast.

1. Volatile
2. Catharsis
3. Beyond the Pale
4. California Bleeding
5. Triple Beam
6. Kaleidoscope
7. Bastards
8. Hope Begets Hope
9. Screaming At the Sun
10. Behind a Mask
11. Heavy Lies the Crown
12. Psychotic
13. Grind You Down
14. Razorblade Smile
15. Eulogy

Thursday, December 7th

New Anna von Hausswolff song 12 replies

Anna von Hausswolff has shared a new track called "The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra" from her upcoming album Dead Magic, which will will be released on March 2 through City Slang.



Wednesday, December 6th

Septa premiere music video 8 replies

To celebrate the one year anniversary of their latest album Sounds Like Murder, Ukrainian experimental metallers have released a new music video for a brand new song "Redrum".

Video was produced by Oleg Rooz, who has previously worked with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Enter Shikari, God Mother.

Song and the album are available at Bandcamp:

Tuesday, December 5th

Melanie Martinez accused of sexual assault 342 replies

Content Warning: Sexual Assault / Rape

Former Voice contestant turned pop star Melanie Martinez has responded to rape accusations from fellow popstar and friend, Timothy Heller, in her statement below.

"I am horrified and saddened by the statements and story told tonight by Timothy Heller.

What she and I shared was a close friendship for a period of time. We came into each other's lives as we were both starting our careers as artists, and we tried to help each other. We both had pain in dealing with our individual demons and the new paths we were forging, but I truly felt we were trying to lift each other up. She never said no to what we chose to do together. And although we parted ways, I am sending her love and light always."

The full statement statement from Heller can be read here: ...more

"Do You Love" Escape the Fate? 49 replies

Escape the Fate have released a lyric video for their new song, "Do You Love Me", this is their second single for the upcoming album I am Human which is set to be released in 2018. The good news is that the single is more on par with the band's conventional sound.

Listen to "Do You Love Me" here:

Monday, December 4th

New Moose Blood music 17 replies

UK emo/pop punk act Moose Blood have announced that they will be releasing their 3rd full-length album "I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore" next year on March 9th through Hopeless Records. Accompanying the announcement the band released the music video for "Talk In Your Sleep", the first single off the album.

The band will embark on a tour with Lydia and McCafferty in support of the album. The tour starts on March 9th in Boston and ends on April 19th in Montreal.

More details can be found on the bands various social media pages.

Don't Double Cross Senses Fail 34 replies

NJ post-hardcore band Senses Fail have premiered their new single "Double Cross," the first from their upcoming full length album, If There Is Light, It Will Find You.

There is no release date at this time, but the band shared the track list:

1. Double Cross
2. Elevator to the Gallows
3. New Jersey Makes, The World Takes
4. Gold Jacket, Green Jacket...
5. First Breath, Last Breath
6. Ancient Gods
7. Is It Gonna Be The Year?
8. "You Get So Alone At Times It Just Makes Sense"
9. Orlando And A Miscarriage
10. Shaking Hands
11. Stay What You Are
12. If There Is Light, It Will Find You

Jake Paul releases Christmas EP 59 replies

Up-and-coming trap superstar Jake Paul is back. This time he has a Christmas EP titled Litmas, which features such songs as a Christmas-themed remix of "It's Everyday Bro".

Hollywood Undead's Black Cadillacs 16 replies

Rap-Rock outfit Hollywood Undead have released a new music video for their song "Black Cadillac (Ft. B-Real)", off of their recently released fifth album 'V.'

You can stream the song and video via the band's Youtube Vevo account here:

Saturday, December 2nd

messFX covers Bowie 12 replies

Leeds, UK electronic producer (and Sputnik contrib MercuryToHell) messFX has released a cover of David Bowie's 'Starman' as the first single from an upcoming, as-yet-untitled album of other people's songs.
Listen below:

Friday, December 1st

New Fight the Fade song/EP 2 replies

Oklahoma-based alternative rock/post-hardcore band Fight the Fade have released the lead single off their upcoming new EP Masks. The EP is set to drop on January 12th. The song, entitled 'Bullet' features a much darker and heavier sound than compared to most of the band's previous material.

Listen here:

Myles Kennedy Album in 2018 31 replies

Frontman Myles Kennedy of American rock band Alter Bridge is set to release his first solo album in 2018. The album, Year of the Tiger, has been in the works since 2009. Kennedy has described the album as more singer/songwriter based as opposed to his work with Alter Bridge. Year of the Tiger releases on March 9th, 2018. Preorders can be made here: and here:

Hard Action stream new album 1 replies

Finnish hard/punk rockers Hard Action are streaming their new album Hot Wired Beat at their official Bandcamp location, courtesy of Svart Records.

The album was officially released today (December 1).

If Graveyard (SWE) and Thin Lizzy are a thing for you, the link below is more where the said bands came from:

The Cure celebrate 4 decades by mifzal
Warrel Dane dead at age 56 by Scoot
New Runaway Brother Album by thecheatis
Josh Homme Kicks Photographer by mindleviti
Decapitated accused of rape by DatsNotDaM
Top 50 Albums of 2017: Voting Open by neekafat
Nine Inch Nails rehearsal music video by goblinilbo
Master Boot Record VirtuaVerse OST by DungeonBoy
Cynic dispute resolved by Monstar179
Kendrick Releases .NMAD by DinosaurJo
New Efrim Menuck (GY!BE) Song by DinosaurJo
New Ministry song/video by KevinKC
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Eminem premieres "Untouchable" single by Kompys2000
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