Italian hard n' heavy/stoner/doom rock outfit Bretus, are streaming a new song at their official Bandcamp location.
Titled "Cursed Island", the single is harbinger of the band's upcoming new album Magharia, due out on May 7 through The Swamp Records (CD/digital)/Vinyl Overdrive Records (LP)/Tape Burning Coffin Recs (MC).
You can listen to the track right below:
San Jose Rapper Snow Tha Product has released a new song titled "Child Support" on her YouTube channel. You can listen to the song here:
Snow revealed in 2018 that she has a child with a former husband of hers, she is currently dating the cohost of her podcast everydaydays DaddieJuju. It is unknown if the song is referring her former husband or not.
US nu-metalcore group Orchards have released a cover of the Crazy Town hit "Butterfly", recorded earlier this year. The song, originally written around a sample of a Red Hot Chili Peppers riff, was both Crazy Town's biggest hit and one of their most maligned tracks, with subsequent releases such as follow up album Darkhorse failing to meet the expectations set by the single's success. The new cover by Orchards makes significant changes to the song's structure, bringing in considerably more nu metal elements.
Orchards have recently released a new standalone single called "Misery", while they work on their next album.
Rapper DMX has passed away at the age of 50. He suffered a heart attack following a drug overdose on April 2nd and was on life support in critical condition, however he unfortunately passed away with his family by his side.
His family has issued a statement, "We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX."
San Diego deathcore gang Carnifex released a cover of Korn's 'Dead Bodies Everywhere', originally featured on the 1998 album Follow The Leader. The cover was recorded earlier this year at Back Lounge Studios in San Diego, CA. It was produced by the band & Mick Kenney who along with Shawn Cameron engineered the single.
Band comments: "Korn was one of our original influences and inspired us greatly as young musicians. Each time we do a cover, it’s our way of saying thank you to the musicians that came before us, and just maybe we added our touch of brutality! Enjoy!"
A previously unreleased Prince album, recorded in 2010, will be released on July 30th. The title track 'Welcome 2 America' can be streamed below.
Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously archived by Prince, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co-produce the album.
The Deluxe Edition of Welcome 2 America combines the 2LP and CD versions of the album ...more
Arizona thrash vets Flotsam and Jetsam released a brand new song, 'Burn The Sky', from their upcoming fourteenth album Blood In The Water, out June 4th via AFM Records.
'Burn The Sky' can be streamed below.
Blood In The Water tracklist:
01. Blood In The Water
02. Burn The Sky
03. Brace For Impact
04. A Place To Die
05. The Walls
06. Cry For The Dead
07. The Wicked Hour
08. Too Many Lives
09. Grey Dragon
12. Seven Seconds 'Til The End Of The World
Long-dormant Joey Cape side project Bad Astronaut have released their first new song in 15 years, titled "Wide Awake". The song is featured on a new 7" titled Inner-Space, which will be included in the band's upcoming (and sold out) vinyl boxset titled Universe, releasing on April 23rd, 2021. The boxset comprises fully-remastered vinyl reissues of the band's catalogue: 2000's Acrophobe, and for the first time ever, the band's two LPs, 2002's Houston: We Have A Drinking Problem and 2006's Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment. The band enlisted YouTube musician Kye Smith to handle drumming duties on "Wide Awake". Check out the song and boxset info below.
Veteran death metallers Cannibal Corpse have released a guitar playthrough of another track from their upcoming album Violence Unimagined. Erik Rutan plays "Condemned Contagion", which can be accessed here:
Violence Unimagined is set for release on April 16th.
American rockers The Offspring released a brand new song, 'We Never Have Sex Anymore', from their upcoming album Let The Bad Times Roll, out April 16th via Concord Records.
'We Never Have Sex Anymore' can be streamed below.
Let The Bad Times Roll tracklist:
01. This Is Not Utopia (2:38)
02. Let The Bad Times Roll (3:18)
03. Behind Your Walls (3:21)
04. Army Of One (3:11)
05. Breaking These Bones (2:46)
06. Coming For You (3:48 )
07. We Never Have Sex Anymore (3:30)
08. In The Hall Of The Mountain King (1:00)
09. The Opioid Diaries (3:01)
10. Hassan Chop (2:20)
11. Gone Away (3:16)
12. Lullaby (1:12)
Blackened death metallers Withered are now releasing their brand new single 'By Tooth In Tongue' of their forthcoming album Verloren. The album is scheduled for worldwide release on June 25th, 2021 via Season of Mist Underground Activists. 'By Tooth In Tongue' can be viewed in the form of a music video via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel below, and is available on all digital platforms from tomorrow on.
Directed by Guilherme Henriques
Band comments: " 'By Tooth In Tongue' addresses the designed oppression/control this existence imposes upon each of us to encourage conformity. How the raw nature you gift yourself when plucked from the abyss is suppressed and going to the lengths required to honor your true self and release it into the world."
The album was recorded at Orange Peel Recordings in Kennesaw, GA (USA) with p ...more
Dutch death metallers Phlebotomized are streaming their upcoming EP, Pain, Resistance, Suffering, in its entirety on Hammerheart Records YouTube channel. The official release is scheduled for this Friday, April 9th. It was recorded at the Soundlodge Studio (Sinister, Defeated Sanity, Anvil, God Dethroned, Dew Scented).
Pain, Resistance, Suffering can be streamed below.
1. It Will Pass... [0:00]
2. Pain, Resistance, Suffering [02:14]
3. No Surrender [04:11]
4. Beheaded Identity [08:38]
5. You Have No Idea [13:30]
6. Collusion Starts Here [14:58]
7. GPS [19:28]
Hammerheart Store: https://bit.ly/3sN6XWS
Napalm Records Europe/World: https://bhttps://bit.ly/3sLy3h5
Napalm Records USA: https://bit.ly/3bVmyNy
Post-hardcore band Lower Definition have released their first new song in 10 years, and their first since reforming last year. The song is titled "Grief Eater" and is likely the first single from the band's yet to be unveiled second full length album that they have been teasing on social media. The bands last release was The Infinite Et Cetera EP in 2011.
The Italian experimentalists of Nero Di Marte are now revealing their brand new (live) line-up. Guitar player Francesco D'Adamo and bass player Andrea Burgio have decided to part ways with the band due to personal reasons. Alessio Cattaneo will take over axe duties and Georgio Figa Talamanca will present on bass from now on. Nero Di Marte are furthermore announcing their addition to the Roadburn Redux Festival which will take place on April 16-18. The band will be performing the tracks 'L'Arca' and 'Sisyphos' with the new line-up.
Front man Sean Worrel comments on the change: "Francesco and Andrea have decided to step down from having an active role within Nero di Marte. Their reasoning and decisions have been long thought out and were not driven by either conflict or creative divergences, but rather by different priorities in their life. Both of course continue to be our best friends and we have all expressed our desire to collaborate in creating more music for Ne ...more
"Alfonsina y El Mar" is a nursery rhyme hailing Latin America, composed by Ariel Ramirez, written by Félix Luna, and first sang by Mercedes Sosa in 1969 on her album Mujeres Argentinas. As a classic Latin American tune, it only feels natural for Natalia Lafourcade to cover it in the same vein as her latest album Un Canto por Mexico, vol. 1.
Produced by the singer herself, the video clip shows a woman dancing by the sea in black and white. As usual with Natalia, it's pure poetry.
Death/black metal project Seputus, featuring members of Pyrrhon, unveil the title track from their second album Phantom Indigo coming on June 4th via Willowtip Records.
The album was recorded, engineered, and produced by Stephen Schwegler. Vocal tracking and editing by Doug Moore. Drum recording and engineering by Joe Smiley at Red Planet Recordings. Mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves.
'Phantom Indigo' can be streamed below.
The album will be available on CD Digipak, vinyl LP, and digital format.
Phantom Indigo tracklist:
1. The Will to Live
2. The Learned Response
4. The Forgetting Curve
6. Phantom Indigo
Extremoduro frontman Roberto Iniesta, also known as Robe, has released a new single, "Mierda de Filosophia," with a new album to be released April 30th.
"This album was created in 2018, just ten years after La Ley Innata. Ten years it took me to return. And of this return, or perhaps of everything lived in the meantime, this unexpected continuation came up."
Chris Turner, of Oceans Ate Alaska and I Am Abomination fame, has released the second single, "Triggered", from his upcoming solo drum album entitled Steezy.
The track features collaboration from Thomas Lang, a revered Austrian drummer who is a founding member of the band stOrk.
"The goal here was to compose two unique drum parts that interlock perfectly when played together. With this in mind, it was a real challenge to create a piece that could host this kind of drum part without the song feeling imbalanced or overloaded. A lot of work went into the preparation of this one, but it was so awesome doing something different and working with Thomas - hopefully you guys enjoy it too!"
Emo math-rockers Narrow/Arrow have released the first single from their upcoming album Asbestos Weak Hood. The release date is not yet known. "Ruth Leslie (Cigregrets Pt 1)" is the band's first new track in nearly four years and the music video can be streamed below.
Denver-based blackened dissonant metallers Noctambulist unveiled their first single 'Depletion' taken from their second full-length The Barren Form coming on July 2nd (digital release on June 30th) via Willowtip Records. It was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Juggernaut Audio in Denver Colorado (Summer 2020).
The album will be available on Digipak CD/LP/Cassette/Digital format.
The first track off Helloween's upcoming self-titled album is now available for streaming. 'Skyfall (single edit)' can be listened to via the official Helloween YouTube channel below.
The German heavy metal legends will return this summer with a brand new self-titled album set for release on June 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Helloween will feature three singers: Andi Deris, Michael Kiske, and Kai Hansen, and it was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind and Dennis Ward.
01 - Out For The Glory
02 - Fear Of The Fallen
03 - Best Time
04 - Mass Pollution
05 - Angels
06 - Rise Without Chains
07 - Indestructible
08 - Robot King
09 - Cyanide
10 - Down In The Dumps
11 - Orbit
12 - Skyfall
Thy Catafalque is now unveiling the brand new song 'Piros-sárga', which is taken from the upcoming release Vadak. The album is scheduled for worldwide release on June 25th, 2021, via Season of Mist. The track can be listened to via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel below.
Video made by Guilherme Henriques
Tamás Kátai comments on the new album and track: "Vadak is the tenth album of Thy Catafalque. The state of the world affects all of us, in my case I think it means more escapism. We, like all living creatures are like forest animals chased by death through time and many of these songs are about fleeing, hiding and running either to the past or to the unknown. The record is very colourful, with more guest musicians than ever but also pretty dark and heavy other times. The first song however is a light, nostalgic one about old summers, l ...more
In a widely rumoured but previously unconfirmed turn of events, we can confirm the upcoming launch of a Sputnikmusic Official TikTok channel, to hit the app sometime within the next fortnight.
This follows a mass exodus of users whose niche proclivities and oral ventilation needs have found themselves better served on TikTok's insta-gratinfication dopamine pad than on the fringes of Sputnik's ever unupdated pizza crust. In particular, this follows the recent reroosting of Sputnik user Lord(e)po)))ts, who has attracted millions of TikTok views and almost three celebrity endorsements for his pithy serrations on the difference between post-garage elevator music and elemental designer trip-hop. High-ups in the Moderator ranks have alleged that a Sputnik debut on the app may bring Deviant back, but scepticism remains rife.
An official statement [this one] underlines that this move has been a long time coming and is in absolutely in no way an attem ...more