Saturday, January 20th

Parliament's new single 13 replies

After decades without new material, George Clinton's Parliament released the first single of their upcoming album Medicaid Fraud Dog a couple of days ago. It is the band's first song in 38 years.

The single goes by the name of "I'm Gon Make U Sick O'Me" and features Geto Boys rapper Scarface, though it still retains the P-Funk style that turned the Parliament/Funkadelic projects into some of the biggest legends in funk music.

The group's new album will have Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Greg Thomas and Benny Cowan on its lineup.

Clinton cites artists such as Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar as influences for this new material.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/405KnSR4FWAoByENBCazFn



New The Absence Single/Album 4 replies

Florida melodic death metal stalwarts The Absence have finally released the first single and title track from their upcoming LP, A Gift for the Obsessed. The album & track come eight years after the ambivalently received Enemy Unbound.

A Gift for the Obsessed is slated for a March 23rd release.

Listen below:





R.I.P. Fredo Santana 27 replies

Fredo Santana, the 27-year-old rapper from Chicago who revolutionized Trap and Drill rap, has allegedly passed away.

While there has been no official statement regarding Santana's death, friends and family of the rapper are outpouring grief and shock on social media sites.

"This one fucked my head up i can’t even lie rest up young king" reads one such tribute, courtesy of fellow rapper Lil Durk.

Drake and Lil B have also offered their condolences.

The rapper, perhaps best known for being cousins and frequent collaborator with Chief Keef, earned acclaim in his own right with his 2013 Trappin Ain't Dead, which was followed by 2016's more outre Fredo Mafia.

Initial reports suggest he succumbed to kidney failure.

Rest in power Fredo; if trappin ain't dead, it's because of his hand as a stalwart of the genre. He will be greatly missed.



New Light Up The Sky Track 1 replies

Pop Punkcore band 'Light Up the Sky' have released the first single from their upcoming as of yet untitled second album. The song is called "Hard to Love", and can be streamed via Rise Records official Youtube channel here.




Ataris bassist faces 30 years 19 replies

Michael Davenport, former bassist for Indianan pop-punkers The Atari's, is facing up to 30 years in prison for a telemarketing scam that spanned seven years and stole $27 million from over 100,000 people.

Davenport and a co-conspirator used Craigslist to find potential victims, placing ads for "pre-forclosure" houses and asking people to pay fee's for homes that weren't actually up for sale.

Arrested last month with just over $100,000 in cash, police are in the process of seizing an additional $850,000 from Davenport and his conspirator, who are facing charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, wire fraud, and mail fraud.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/ataris-michael-davenport-indicted-27m-telemarketing-scam-article-1.3760799



Friday, January 19th

New Warganization Single 0 replies

Warganization have teamed up with Louisiana-based rapper Lucid Dreams for this low-key number called "Glaciers", a more minimal affair for Warg and not necessarily indicative of the other tracks included on their upcoming (as-of-yet untitled) EP.

Stream:



Download:
https://warganization.bandcamp.com/track/glaciers



2018 Applications Open 114 replies

Hello friends,

It's that time of year! We will once again be looking to add talented, motivated individuals who can contribute in a variety of ways to our staff and contributing crews. Applications will tentatively be accepted through Friday, January 26th - although we'll be more than happy to extend the deadline if necessary.

While we tend to focus on the traditional "reviewer" role, please note that we may promote users who exhibit other special skills/qualifications as well. Don't be afraid to chase the bait if you think you can add value outside of the conventional site roles.

You can find the applications thread here:
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=646314

We opted for a return to the forums this year instead of utilizing google docs, which proved to be too easy for some people. Please make sure you fill out each question so that we have the answers we need ...more



Pop Evil's Colors Bleed 5 replies

Hard Rock band Pop Evil have released the second single, "Colors Bleed" off their upcoming self-titled album set to be released on February 16. The music video, directed by Columbia Tatone, appears to be the band's first politically charged tune.

Watch "Colors Bleed" here:





GosT streams new track 18 replies

Satanic slasherwave artist GosT has revealed "Garruth" - the 2nd track off his highly-awaited upcoming album Possessor.

The track was premiered via MetalSucks.

Possessor releases on March 23rd, 2018 via Blood Music.

http://www.metalsucks.net/2018/01/18/premiere-gost-garruth/





Bleed from Within are 'Alive' 18 replies

Bleed from within have released a new song, called "Alive", which is the first single taken of their upcoming album.

Four years after releasing their crowdfunded EP 'Death Walk', Bleed from Within will release their new album, titled 'Era', in April. The album will feature new guitarist Steven Jones who joined the band two years ago.

Listen to "Alive" here:





New Primordial LP/Song 11 replies

Irish extreme metal band Primordial have released a new track titled "Stolen Years" from their upcoming album. Exile Amongst the Ruins the band’s 9th LP, is slated for a March 30th release date via Metal Blade Records and comes 4 years after 2014's, Where Greater Men Have Fallen.

Exile Amongst the Ruins track-listing:
1. Nail Their Tongues
2. To Hell or the Hangman
3. Where Lie the Gods
4. Exile Amongst the Ruins
5. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
6. Stolen Years
7. Sunken Lungs
8. Last Call

You can listen to "Stolen Years" here




New Machine Head Song 68 replies

American metal band Machine Head have released a new track titled "Kaleidoscope" from their upcoming album. Catharsis, the band’s 9th LP, is slated for a January 26th release date via Nuclear Blast and comes 4 years after 2014's, Bloodstone and Diamonds.

Catharsis track-listing:
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

You can listen to "Kaleidoscope" here




BTBAM Release New Track 59 replies

Between the Buried and Me have released the first song from their recently announced upcoming double album, Automata, called 'Condemned to the Gallows'. The tracklist for Automata I is as follows:

1. Condemned to the Gallows
2. House Organ
3. Yellow Eyes
4. Millions
5. Gold Distance
6. Blot

Listen to 'Condemned to the Gallows' here:




First new Cog in a decade 8 replies

Aussie trio Cog are back with their first new music in 10 years after the release of their last LP Sharing Space in 2008.

The new track, "The Middle" is exactly what fans would hope for from Cog - a patient, slow burner that builds into a powerful, groove-filled progressive rock tune.

The new release coincides with a national tour of Australia.

Check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/the-a-3/cog-the-middle



Thursday, January 18th

Hot Snakes Return 9 replies

California based post-hardcore band Hot Snakes, featuring members of Drive Like Jehu and Rocket From the Crypt, have released a new single, titled "Six Wave Hold-Down". The song is their first new material in 14 years and is taken from their upcoming album "Jericho Sirens", out March 16 via Sub Pop.

01. I Need a Doctor
02. Candid Cameras
03. Why Don’t It Sink In?
04. Six Wave Hold-Down
05. Jericho Sirens
06. Death Camp Fantasy
07. Having Another?
08. Death Doula
09. Psychoactive
10. Death of a Sportsman





The Eels Deconstruct 6 replies

California indie rock giants Eels are back with a new album and single, both titled The Deconstruction.

The album, slated for release April 6th, marks their follow up to 2014 release The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett.





Decemberists New Album/Single 31 replies

Progressive folk-rockers The Decemberists have unveiled the title, artwork, and tracklist of their upcoming LP I'll Be Your Girl. The band's eighth studio album, which was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Swans) is set for a March 16th release via Capitol, and it will serve as the follow-up to 2015's What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.

The official artwork and tracklist can be viewed here: http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/01/the-decemberists-ill-be-your-girl.html

While the album can be pre-ordered on the group's official website: http://decemberists.lnk.to/IBYGwe

In addition to this announcement, The Decemberists have also made 'Severed' - the third track and first single - available to hear. The song marks a rather stark departure from both their traditionally progressive leanings as well as their more recent Americana/folk undertones, thriving on a synth/dance beat. Hear 'Severed' in its entirety ...more



New Visigoth Single 4 replies

US epic heavy metal band Visigoth have released a new track from their upcoming album. Conqueror’s Oath, the band’s sophomore effort, is slated for a February 9th release date via Metal Blade Records.

Conqueror’s Oath track-listing:
1. Steel and Silver
2. Warrior Queen
3. Outlive Them All
4. Hammerforged
5. Traitor's Gate
6. Salt City
7. Blades in the Night
8. The Conqueror's Oath

You can listen to "Outlive Them All" here:




Silverstein Suffer Whiplash 16 replies

Post-Hardcore band 'Silverstein' have released a new music video for their song "Whiplash", from their recently released album 'Dead Reflection.' You can stream the video here via Rise Records official Youtube channel.




Wednesday, January 17th

Skin of Cecile stream Ars Moriendi 21 replies

Newly emergent Spanish electro/industrial metal band Skin of Cecile, is streaming its debut LP Ars Moriendi at its official SoundCloud location.

The album, which was crowdfunded via verkami[dot]com, is an independent release since January 16.

Check the album, especially if bands like Stabbing Westward, Marilyn Manson, Dead When I Found Her, Hogwasche, old-electronic-era Ulver etc. are real digs for you:
http://soundcloud.com/skinofcecile



BTBAM Announce Double Album 87 replies

Progressive metal act Between the Buried and Me have announced that they will be releasing a two-part concept album, entitled "Automata". In regards to the decision to release the album in two parts, lead vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rodgers stated "our music is dense and our albums are very long, so we want to give people two separate moments to dive in this year". The release date for the first part, "Automata I", is set for March 9th, 2018.

Additionally, BTBAM revealed that they will begin touring starting March 2nd, with The Dear Hunter and Leprous as supporting acts. The full list of tour dates is below.

03/02 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
03/03 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
03/05 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
03/06 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
03/08 Seattle, WA - Showbox
03/09 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
03/10 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
03/11 Anaheim, CA - Hou ...more



New Mournful Congregation song 2 replies

Australian funeral doom band Mournful Congregation premiered a new track called "Scripture of Exaltation and Punishment" from their upcoming album "The Incubus Of Karma". The record will be released on March 23rd through 20 Buck Spin in the US. ( EU: via Osmose Prod. , Asia: Weird Truth Prod. , Australia: The Cave Distro)

Source: www.metalstorm.net/events/news_comments.php?news_id=32946

Song:



'New' Jimi Hendrix cover 15 replies

A new posthumous Jimi Hendrix album will be released on March 9 via Legacy Recordings. Both Sides of the Sky was co-produced by Eddie Kramer and contains previously unreleased or unavailable material recorded between January 1968 and February 1970, including collaborations with Johnny Winter and Stephen Stills.

The cover of Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy" is the album opener and Jimi is accompanied by bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles, who would come to be known as Band of Gypsys.

Both Sides of the Sky track-listing:

1. Mannish Boy
2. Lover Man
3. Hear My Train A Comin'
4. Stepping Stone
5. $20 Fine
6. Power Of Soul
7. Jungle
8. Things I Used to Do
9. Georgia Blues
10. Sweet Angel
11. Woodstock
12. Send My Love To Linda
13. Cherokee Mist

You can listen to "Mannish Boy" here





Tuesday, January 16th

Don Broco go to LA 7 replies

British band Don Broco have released another new song from their upcoming album Technology, entitled "Come Out to LA". The album is due Feb 2nd.

You can stream/watch the music video here:




Rainbow Kitten Surprise's Fever Pitch 11 replies

Rainbow Kitten Surprise have just announced their third studio album, How To: Friend, Love, Freefall, due out 4/6/18. Pre-orders have been made available for the new album and as bundles of their discography on vinyl. Also with the announcement came the release of the lead single "Fever Pitch" with a video that can be seen below.




They have also announced a full North American tour to span the months before and after the release of the album. Dates can be found on their website.

http://www.rksband.com/friendlovefreefall/



Cocteau Twins repress 11 replies

On March 16th, 4AD will release vinyl represses of two of Cocteau Twins' most acclaimed albums, 1983's Head Over Heels and 1984's Treasure.

Both records will be pressed on 180g vinyl, mastered from a high quality digital transfer of the original analogue tapes. There is no indication that the records will be limited pressings.

Pre-order Head Over Heels here: http://shopusa.4ad.com/head-over-heels
Pre-order Treasure here: http://shopusa.4ad.com/treasure



Monday, January 15th

New Portal Song 26 replies

Australian Death/Avant-garde metal band Portal are streaming a new song on Bandcamp called 'Phreqs'. The song comes from their upcoming record ION, which will be released January 26, 2018 on Profound Lore Records.

https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/track/phreqs



RIP Dolores O'Riordan 73 replies

The Cranberries' vocalist Dolores O'Riordan has unexpectedly passed away today (Monday, January 15th) at the age of 46. The cause of death is yet to be publicly revealed.

"Irish and international singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time", told The Limerick Leader.

More can be read about her tragic passing here: http://people.com/music/dolores-oriordan-the-cranberries-dead/




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