The Used's ex guitarist Quinn Allman has filed a lawsuit for damages due to late royalty checks which have affected his financial credit. The late royalty checks were allegedly due to Quinn's refusal to sign an unfavorable termination agreement.
"He didn’t sign it, he said, because it didn’t include severance or allow him control of his royalty payments for his 13 years with the band."
The financial damages have allegedly stunted Allman's ability to move forward in his future musical endeavors. This lawsuit also comes two years after being kicked out of the band following a break Allman had asked to take.
"In 2015, more than a decade after he founded The Used, Allman said he was kicked out of the band, several months after he requested a personal break from touring when his father-in-law died and his mother was assaulted."
Tidalbridge productions has released a new video this week, this time for a song called "Alligator Ballet," by Childspeak, filmed live in a garage in Coos Bay, OR. The song shows a darker, slightly more agitated sound from the generally jovial prog act, featuring manipulated samples and rhythm changes throughout dense, technical rock.
'Aligator' is taken from their upcoming album, recorded at Robert Lang studios in Seattle with engineer Marcel Fernandez (Foo Fighters, AFI.)
Illinois pop punk band/bony knee enthusiasts Real Friends have dropped a new song called "Get By". The single is the first piece of new material since the band's sophomore LP, The Home Inside My Head. No word as of yet on a new album. "Get By" can be viewed via Youtube here.
Metalcore band The Plot In You have announced via Facebook that they are releasing a new album on February 16th of 2018 titled Dispose. Digital pre-orders are available later tonight, with physical pre-order copies available tomorrow
The track list for the new album is:
2. NOT JUST BREATHING
3. ONE LAST TIME
4. I ALWAYS WANTED TO LEAVE
5. FEEL NOTHING
7. THE ONE YOU LOVED
8. PAID IN FULL
9. THE SOUND
10. DISPOSABLE FIX
"Feel Nothing" was released this past summer, and is also going to be on the album. If you missed this song, here it is:
American Nightmare/Give Up the Ghost have posted a new audio clip onto their social media, saying little other than "FEBRUARY 2018". This has fueled speculation that the band, led by Cold Cave's Wesley Eisold, have a new album planned - their first since 2003's We're Down Til We're Underground.
Band member Josh Holden has seemingly confirmed that a new record will be released around that time, claiming that this is what the post is teasing on Instagram.
A Perfect Circle have premiered a music video for "The Doomed", slated to be taken from the band's fourth LP. The as-of-yet untitled record, featuring production from Dave Sardy, is expected to arrive in 2018.
Emo heavyweights Dashboard Confessional have announced their first new album in almost a decade. The new album is titled Crooked Shadows and it will be the bands first studio album since 2009's Alter the Ending.
Lead single "We Fight" is available for streaming below:
Crooked Shadows will be released on February 9th, 2018 via Fueled By Ramen.
Eddie Hermida, lead vocalist of Deathcore bands Suicide Silence and All Shall Perish has been accused of “emotionally and sexually manipulating” a young Belgian woman while she was still underage. The woman alleges that after meeting and establishing regular contact with Hermida that he began flirting with and pressuring her for nude photos, at times also sending her unsolicited nude photos of himself. The woman was 17 at the time and Hermida 32. The woman also states that after coming forward with her story that other women have contacted her with similar stories. Also posted were screenshots of messages between her and Hermida. Suicide Silence has yet to comment on the allegations.
Read the full story and the screenshots of the messages between the two at:
After months of speculation, California Rock band Stone Temple Pilots have revealed former X-Factor contestant Jeff Gutt to be their new lead vocalist.
In addition to appearing on two seasons of The X-Factor, Gutt also gained notoriety as the lead vocalist of the California nu metal band Dry Cell. Gutt is the third lead vocalist the band has had in its existence, the others being Scott Weiland and former Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington (both deceased).
You can listen to "Meadow", the bands first song with Gutt on lead vocals, below.
A listing appeared on Amazon that appears to confirm the title, tracklisting, and release date of Glassjaw's long-awaited 3rd LP, titled Material Control along with a $11.98 pre-order option. Several hours later the listing was taken down at the request of Century Media, along with several posts from fans on Twitter and Instagram following emails from the label asking that they be removed. Apparently Amazon goofed on this one.
Today, several people on Instagram and Facebook posted pictures showing that they had received a box set of 10 7" vinyls of the new record, with tracks "Bastille Day" and title track "Material Control" being unlisted as they are instrumental interludes.
People with copies have intimated that the album will be officially released Friday, 11/17/17, but it's just rumor, and no one from the band has officially commented on any of it (weird) and nobody really knows anything other than yes, there is really a bran ...more
The experimental noise and electronic project PRURIENT have announced a new release entitled “Rainbow Mirror”. To coincide with the project's 20th anniversary, the album is being released digitally and as a 4xCD set on Dec 1, 2017 on Profound Lore Records. In addition to the digital and CD release, a 7xLP vinyl is being released on Hospital Productions. The cover art for “Rainbow Mirror” is the first PRURIENT collage ever made. You can hear the new song entitled ''Falling In The Water'' below.
Magellanic progressive rock band Diógenes has just released their new EP, entitled Ciudadanos del Universo, on their Youtube account. The album was mixed by René Rutten, guitarist and founding member of The Gathering.
Icelandic musician Björk has just released a new song entitled "Blessing Me", from her yet-unreleased album Utopia, due on November 24th. The song sees the singer in a more stripped back and soft vocal delivery, while her gameleste provides backing.
London dubstep maestro Burial has released his 4th set of new material and 3rd EP since 2016, entitled Pre-Dawn/Indoors. After previous releases Young Death, Subtemple and Rodent fell mostly flat with many longtime fans, hype for new Burial material has collapsed.
Those who have disliked Burial's latest direction may not find much in the further dark ambient re-envisioning of Burial's found on Pre-Dawn, but a more refined ear for the new sounds that harkens somewhat back to Kindred with a hint of Andy Stott, may suggest at a brighter future for Burial's creative spark.
You can listen to the EP prior to its November 17th release on bandcamp:
Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen has teamed up with Swedish singer-songwriter duo BC Unidos to release the new song "Trouble in the Streets." BC Unidos have previously been credited for hits such as "I Like It" by Icona Pop and "Boom Clap" by Charlie XCX. "Trouble in the Streets" continues the duo's tradition of penning high-energy pop jams with glossy production values, and Jepsen's appearance is likely to further boost their profile.
Listen to the single here:
For those of you who missed Jepsen's previous single "Cut to the Feeling," check out the video below.
Famed rapper Eminem has released a new single called "Walk On Water", featuring Beyoncé. The track is rumoured to be from Eminem's not-yet-announced upcoming album, which is rumoured to be titled Revival. If the rumours are true, Revival will be his first album since 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
Post-hardcore turned pop band Sleeping With Sirens has announced new Christmas music to be released on November 17th. The band has not yet disclosed whether 'Christmas On The Road' is a single, EP, or full length album.
Luke Rockets, guitarist for the Australian pop-punk band With Confidence, has been accused of engaging in sexually explicit conversations with a fourteen year old girl. The full statement from a friend of the victim, along with screenshots of conversations between Luke and the girl in questions, can be seen via the link below. The full statement is as follows:
In light of the recent events, I feel like I can no longer stay quiet about an experience that has affected someone close to me. Sadly, we still live in a society full of victim-blaming and social media backlash aimed at the people brave enough to speak up about experiences of sexual assault or misconduct. I am speaking for my friend, who has chosen to remain anonymous for these very same reasons. May this be an example to all of you that young girls are still afraid to speak up about these experiences, as the prospect of the hate they’ll receive is just as terrifying as being sexually preyed on.
Polkadot Cadaver have released the wonderfully-titled "Brain Eating Amoeba" to YouTube. Taken from the forthcoming Get Possessed, which will be released on November 17th, with a superbly imaginative tracklisting as follows:
1. Dead Beats
2. Couldn't Move Far Enough Away
3. Powder Pink Baby Coffin
4. Robot Assisted Suicide
5. Get Possessed
6. Brain Eating Amoeba
7. Stewards Of A Syphilitic Emperor
8. Cocaine's Gone, Party's Over
9. Skin In The Game
10. Gasoline Enema, Bend And Light
Norwegian group, Ulver released on November 11 a brand new EP, called Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, featuring three songs that were left unfinished during The Assassination of Julius Caesar recording sessions. As of now, this is only a digital release, but it will most likely receive a physical one as well.
The band's comment regarding Sic Transit Gloria Mundi is the following:
"The sad remains from our Caesarean banquet. Two songs we kind of left on the drawing board but resumed work on this summer. Additionally, a cover of a childhood favourite – one we actually started some twelve–thirteen years ago – from the time we first started thinking about making “pop” music. This EP was finalized in our new studio in the old town of Oslo in September, and sent off to Youth's (Martin Glover and Michael Rendall) in London in October, for imperial sound quality. Mastered this week by The Bricoleur.
Jesse Lacey, vocalist of Brand New, has responded today to allegations that he had sexual relations with a woman while she was only 15. The statement is on the official Brand New FB page, but can also be read below:
In an effort to address recent events and the public conversation currently happening, I feel it is important to make a clear and personal statement.
The actions of my past have caused pain and harm to a number of people, and I want to say that I am absolutely sorry. I do not stand in defense of myself nor do I forgive myself. I was selfish, narcissistic, and insensitive in my past, and there are a number of people who have had to shoulder the burden of my failures. I apologize for the hurt I have caused, and hope to be able to take the correct actions to earn forgiveness and trust.
Early on in my life, I developed a dependent and addictive relationship with sex. I was scared of it, ashamed, and unwilling or unable to admit it, a ...more
Hail The Sun has released an EP entitled Secret Wars that was announced only a few days before its release on November 10, 2017. "Secret Wars is, in essence, a more aggressive extension of Culture Scars," says lead singer and drummer Donovan Melero. For more information check out this article from Alternative Press and the lead single from the EP "1109" below.
Former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley has passed away, according to reports. In a statement released by his family Mosley, who also had a brief sting with Bad Brains as well as a solo career, died "due to the disease of addiction". He had previously been sober for a number of years, but had recently relapsed.
Mosley joined Faith No More in the mid-1980s and released two albums, We Care A Lot and Introduce Yourself, with the latter propelling the group to the top of the California underground scene thanks to the single "We Care A Lot". Mosley left the group in 1988 after conflicts within the band, and performed with Bad Brains and Cement during the 1990s before releasing his first solo album, Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food, in 2009.
In recent years he had reconciled with the members of Faith No More, often appearing at shows since their reunion and performing classics from the first two albums, and in 2016 he performed a short run o ...more