Ginger Baker, the former drummer of the iconic British rock band Cream, has died at age 80. Although the exact cause of death has not been revealed, Baker suffered from a variety of health problems in recent years. He had open heart surgery in 2016, and last month, his family put out a statement that he was critically ill in the hospital. Baker was named as #3 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time.
British Goth Black Metallers have released "Lustmord And Wargasm" from the upcoming remix/remaster of their 1998 release Cruelty And The Beast titled Cruelty and the Beast: Re-Mistressed. Cruelty and the Beast: Re-Mistressed will be released on November 21st through Music For Nations.
Internet pop star turned metal frontwoman Poppy has dropped her latest single titled "I Disagree". This track is from her upcoming album, also titled I Disagree, dropping on November 11th and being released through Sumerian Records, and is the second single released so far following "Concrete".
You can listen to both "I Disagree" and "Concrete" below.
Norma Jean have officially released the 4th song from their upcoming album All Hail, entitled "Safety Last". The song first premiered on BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter" and is now available on all streaming platforms. The album is currently scheduled for an October 25th release date.
Following his 2007 album Ruinism, Stuart Howard, aka Lapalux, returns with album news and a new single titled 'Earth'. Out on November 8th through Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint, Amnioverse will shift focus primarily on flow, with the osmosis between sequential tracks being focal. Howard describes the release as "a sort of portmanteau of the amniotic sac and the universe,” depicting the cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
'Earth' indicates that this new direction will be a smoother, spacier, and more linear approach than the jagged deconstruction/reconstruction-ism of Ruinism. Check out the album art, track list, guest details and more over at magneticmag.com (https://www.magneticmag.com/2019/10/lapalux-details-new-album-amnioverse-shares-single-earth/) and check out 'Earth' on all streaming services and the Youtube link below.
Kim Shattuck, frontwoman for the cult pop punk band The Muffs, has passed away from ALS on October 2nd. The Muffs was formed in 1991, released seven albums and have disbanded since her passing. Shattuck was only 56 years old.
Swedish melodic metal band Cyhra have premiered a brand new song entitled "Out of My Life," accompained with a music video. This is the first single from band's sophomore studio album No Halos in Hell due to be released on November 16th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Cyhra is a music project featuring In Flames original guitarist Jesper Stromblad and former Amaranthe singer Jake E.
American metalcore act We Came as Romans have recently debuted two brand new songs: "Carry the Weight" and "From the First Note." These are the first songs written after longtime vocalist Kyle Pavone passed away last year and are inspired about this event. It's still unknown if these songs will be included on an future album.
This weekend, a year on from the departure of Phil Demmel and Dave McClain, Machine Head have announced the new guitarist and drummer that will perform on the second set of their upcoming Burn My Eyes anniversary tour.
While early members Chris Kontos and Logan Mader will perform during the BME set, the second set, consisting of newer material, will see guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka of Decapitated, and drummer Matt Alston of Devilment take the stage. The addition of two members known for their involvement in extreme metal has led to speculation on the new direction of the band.
Read more here: https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/machine-head-recruits-decapitated-guitarist-devilment-drummer-for-upcoming-tour/
Black Metal band Mayhem have released a second song from their upcoming album Daemon which will be released October 25th on Century Media Records. You can hear the song, entitled 'Of Worms and Ruins' below.
Metallica revealed that James Hetfield has just re-entered rehab to overcome an addiction problem. Therefore, the band had to postpone their upcoming tours in Australia and New Zealand. Metallica's full statement can be read below.
Metallica's statement: "We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.
"We fully intend to make our way to your part of the world as soon as health and schedule permit. We'll let you know as soon as we can. Once again, we are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows. We appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you ...more
Former Morbid Angel guitarist Richard Brunelle has died at the age of 55. The news of his death was broken by his sister-in-law on Facebook:
"This is Richie's sister-in-law. This devastating post is at the request of my husband and his mother. It is with deep regret and sorrow that we inform Richie's friends and fans that he passed away [Monday]. Please feel free to visit the link (https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/richard-brunelle-obituary?pid=193992011) to share memories and condolences. Rest in peace, Richie. You were so loved and will be forever missed."
Brunelle played on the band's first two albums: Altars of Madness and Blessed Are The Sick.
Amon Tobin will release his companion piece to this years Fear In A Handful Of Dust on October 25th through his very own imprint, Nomark. Alongside a handful of singles from his Two Fingers alias, and an indie rock project under the new moniker Only Child Tyrant, the new album Long Stories will be the third album released on the new label this year.
The news of Long Stories is accompanied by the artwork, tracklist, and brand new single 'One Shy Morning'. The track feels at home with the work on Fear In A Handful Of Dust with the welcome addition of sparse percussion, an element that was almost entirely absent on the aforementioned release. Long Stories was predominantly created using one instrument, a broken Suzuki Omnichord, and will remain largely analogue much like Fear....
You can view the tracklist and artwork over at RA News (https://www.residentadvisor.net/news/44495).
Finnish melodeath group Insomnium have officially released "Pale Morning Star", which comes off of the bands upcoming album Heart Like a Grave. The album is scheduled to be released on October 4th via Century Media Records.
French shoegaze band Alcest are currently streaming the official music video for "Sapphire", the second single taken from their upcoming new album Spiritual Instinct, which will be released on October 25th, via Nuclear Blast Records. The video was directed by Craig Murray.
Stream "Sapphire" video here:
Frontman Neige comments: "Here’s "Sapphire", the second single from our upcoming album Spiritual Instinct. This one was also written in a very spontaneous, liberating way and has this 80’s post-punk feel that could remind of The Cure, The Chameleons, or even our older side project Amesoeurs. Hope you guys enjoy it."
After an 11-year gap, No-Man will release a brand new album, called Love You to Bits, due out on November 22. Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson have finally returned to the studio the past year to work on shelved material from the Summer of 1994. The results are a 180 degrees turn from Schoolyard Ghosts, evoking the art pop sound of their first two LPs.
Regarding Love You to Bits, vocal Tim Bowness mentioned this is a "gloriously ambitious statement unlike anything in its back catalogue, the album consists of two connected five-part pieces ('Love You To Bits' and 'Love You To Pieces') and combines shimmering Pop and pulsating Electronica elements in fresh and surprising ways (incorporating aspects of Fusion, Ambient and much more).
Twenty-five years in the making and lyrically chronicling the aftermath of a relationship from different perspectives, Love You To Bits features poignant melodies, big beats and breathtaking solos that collide with ethereal te ...more
Phil Elverum's folk project Mount Eerie has announced new album coming out on 8th of November, Lost Wisdom, pt.2, which is a collaboration between him and Canadian singer/songwriter artist Julia Doiron.
They also released the first track from the album, called Love Without Possession which builds open the acoustic rawness of Phil's previous two projects by adding more elements to them. Check the track below.
Toothgrinder have dropped two new singles / music videos for songs off their upcoming third album. The album, the band's third long player, is titled I Am and is schedule for release on October 11th, 2019 on Spinefarm Records.
The album can be pre-ordered here:
Norwegian black metal band 1349 are currently streaming the official music video for "Dødskamp", taken from their upcoming new album The Infernal Pathway, which will be released on October 18th, via Seasons of Mist. The video was filmed and edited by Carl Eek Torgersen of Necrolust Productions at Inferno Festival 2019 in Oslo, Norway.
Stream "Dødskamp" video here:
The song was originally recorded in conjunction with the Edvard Munch museum. In early 2019, the track was commissioned by the Munch Museum and Innovation Norway, Visit Norway. This request was made to four Norwegian artists, with different musical genres, who were invited to interpret in their own way a freely chosen work by the painter Edvard Munch.
Since the release of "Dødskamp", Visit Norway has shared a video in which the band describes in d ...more