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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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
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.
3. Beyond the Pale
4. California Bleeding
5. Triple Beam
8. Hope Begets Hope
9. Screaming At the Sun
10. Behind a Mask
11. Heavy Lies the Crown
13. Grind You Down
14. Razorblade Smile
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
10. Death of a Sportsman
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
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.
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
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)
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
8. Things I Used to Do
9. Georgia Blues
10. Sweet Angel
12. Send My Love To Linda
13. Cherokee Mist
The pre-order for a new Mount Eerie LP, Now Only, went up today on iTunes. The album features only six songs of extended length, comprising some material Phil has played on recent tours including "Distortion" and "Tibet". Now Only is expected on the 16th of March. Check out the tracklist and art here:
Pre-order the album and hear first single "Distortion" here:
Jagjaguar heavyweights Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong) have returned with news of a new album and a brand new single. "Espionage" is the opener to their upcoming album and is available on most major streaming sites.
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.
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.
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/